Picture Signal Generator Patents (Class 348/46)
  • Patent number: 10785468
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a communication method, and an electronic device. The method includes: obtaining, by an electronic device, a plurality of 2D images and/or a plurality of depth maps for a current scene, the plurality of 2D images and/or the plurality of depth maps being aligned in time; and transmitting, by the electronic device, the plurality of 2D images and/or the plurality of depth maps to the server by means of wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Bai, Hai Tang, Xueyong Zhang, Xiangnan Lyu, Yang Xia, Hu Li, Ting Chen, Guohui Tan, Zhengpeng Tan, Biao Chen, Fenghua Xu
  • Patent number: 10782780
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of mobile visual assistance to allow users to rapidly distinguish distances to and shapes of multiple objects. 3D images of the environment are obtained using a plurality of user worn video sensors, such as head mounted video cameras. The users are often equipped with a glove like device comprising pointing direction sensors and various haptic transducers. As the user moves though the environment, computer processors use the video sensors to detect various objects in front of the user and report these using secondary or coarse level haptic transducers. The user can use the glove-like device to point at various objects of specific interest, and the system can report further information such as shape or texture data using primary haptic transducers, allowing the user the haptic version of a sharper narrow field of view superimposed on a haptic version of a wider peripheral field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Kiran K. Maheriya
  • Patent number: 10785218
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an authorization authentication method, apparatus and system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TENDYRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ming Li
  • Patent number: 10783650
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for registering at least two different 3D models, whereby the models image the same object at least in places, including: detecting and describing features in the 3D models; assigning features of the first 3D model to the features of the second based on descriptions that are as similar, for each feature of the first 3D model, a feature of the second is determined, and notating the first assignments as vectors, then performing the opposite assignment; comparing the vectors of the first and second assignments and determining common, bijective vectors of both, and randomly selecting at least three bijective vectors; applying the selected vectors to the first 3D model and checking whether the vectors essentially image common points of the 3D models; if successful, using the selected vectors to generate a transformation, and if not, discarding all vectors and rerunning of the method with other data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: a.tron3d GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Jesenko, Andrej Reichmann
  • Patent number: 10776653
    Abstract: A System and a method for processing at least two M-dimensional data-measurements (DMs) of a physical-property for detecting one or more new-objects and/or a transition of one or more known-objects, in complex constant-background DMs, using at least one processor and at least one memory element, the method comprising: generating a filtered-new-DM by match-filtering a new-DM, respective to impulse response of a reference-DM; generating a filtered-reference-DM by match-filtering the reference-DM, respective to impulse response of the new-DM; generating an M-dimensional object-indicator (OI) by subtracting the filtered-reference-DM from the filtered-new-DM, or vice versa; and generating an M-dimensional data score (DS) from the M-dimensional OI, where each of the scores is a probe for existence of an object at a specific M-dimensional location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Avishay Gal-Yam, Barak Zackay, Eran Ofek
  • Patent number: 10778958
    Abstract: A stereoscopic image capturing module includes a lens set, a light-filtering element, an image sensing unit and an image processing unit electrically connected with the image sensing unit. The lens set and the light-filtering element are disposed on the same side of the image sensing unit. The light-filtering element includes a substrate and a covering layer disposed thereon. The covering layer includes a first light-permeable section and a second light-permeable section. A first light beam having a first spectrum and a second light beam having a second spectrum pass through the first and second light-permeable sections, respectively, and are received by the image sensing unit, so the image sensing unit obtains a first image signal and a second image signal. The first and second spectrums are different from each other. The first and second image signals are processed by the image processing unit to form stereoscopic image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SILICON TOUCH TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Chi-Yuan Chin
  • Patent number: 10771768
    Abstract: Methods and systems disclosed provide improved depth sensing for an imaging device. In some aspects, a plurality of transmitters including a first transmitter are configured to generate a structured light pattern with a first depth of field at a first resolution and a second structured light pattern with a second depth of field at the first resolution, wherein the second depth of field is wider than the first depth of field. A receiver, such as an imaging sensor, is configured to focus within the first depth of field to receive the first structured light pattern and capture a first image representing the first structured light pattern and to focus within the second depth of field to receive the second structured light pattern and capture a second image representing the second structured light pattern. An electronic hardware processor is configured to generate a depth map of the scene based on the first image and the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kalin Atanassov, Sergiu Goma, Stephen Michael Verrall
  • Patent number: 10769804
    Abstract: A parallax calculation apparatus includes an acquisition unit and a controller. The acquisition unit acquires a standard image and a reference image captured by a stereo camera. From each of the standard image and the reference image, the controller extracts lines from a plurality of lines parallel to a first direction in an image space corresponding to a baseline direction of a three-dimensional coordinate space. The controller calculates a parallax between the standard image and the reference image based on a plurality of pixels included in the extracted lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoto Ohara
  • Patent number: 10768711
    Abstract: A method comprising: enabling viewing by a user of a virtual scene of a virtual space; mapping a three-dimensional gesture of the user to a corresponding three-dimensional gesture in the virtual space; and in response to determining that the corresponding three-dimensional gesture in a virtual space is a first predetermined gesture or predetermined gestures in relation to a first portion of the virtual space, analyzing the virtual space over time to detect an event in the virtual space relating to the first portion of the virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi Leppänen, Antti Eronen, Arto Lehtiniemi
  • Patent number: 10769862
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for generation of synthetic 3-dimensional object image variations for training of recognition systems. An example system may include an image synthesizing circuit configured to synthesize a 3D image of the object (including color and depth image pairs) based on a 3D model. The system may also include a background scene generator circuit configured to generate a background for each of the rendered image variations. The system may further include an image pose adjustment circuit configured to adjust the orientation and translation of the object for each of the variations. The system may further include an illumination and visual effect adjustment circuit configured to adjust illumination of the object and the background for each of the variations, and to further adjust visual effects of the object and the background for each of the variations based on application of simulated camera parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Bleiweiss, Chen Paz, Ofir Levy, Itamar Ben-Ari, Yaron Yanai
  • Patent number: 10771771
    Abstract: A method of determining a calibration parameter for a three-dimensional (3D) display device includes determining a calibration parameter for a 3D display device based on an image of a second pattern three-dimensionally converted from an image of a first pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyoseok Hwang, Juyong Park, Hyun Sung Chang, Dong Kyung Nam
  • Patent number: 10764487
    Abstract: Provided are a distance image acquisition apparatus capable of obtaining a wide-range and high-accuracy distance image, and an application thereof. The distance image acquisition apparatus includes a distance image generation unit (42) that generates a distance image including a plurality of distance values corresponding to a time of flight of light from an light emitting unit (12) to a light-receiving surface of an imaging unit (20) on the basis of an imaging result of the imaging unit (20); a storage unit (22) that stores correction information corresponding to a lens thickness difference between a plurality of main light beam paths from a lens (14) to the light-receiving surface of the imaging unit (20); and a correction unit (44) that corrects the distance values in the distance image on the basis of the correction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Kawai, Yoshinori Furuta
  • Patent number: 10764500
    Abstract: An image blur correction device tracks a feature point in a captured image, calculates feature point tracking information, and estimates a positional relationship including a depth between a subject and an imaging apparatus as three-dimensional coordinates of the feature point on the basis of the feature point tracking information and position attitude information of the imaging apparatus calculated on the basis of shake information relating to shake of the imaging apparatus. The image blur correction device also controls a degree of contribution of the feature point to the estimation of the three-dimensional coordinates. The image blur correction device corrects the position attitude information according to a result of the estimation of the three-dimensional coordinates of the feature point, calculates a target position of a shake correction lens based on the shake information and the position attitude information, and drives the shake correction lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yu Narita
  • Patent number: 10762614
    Abstract: Provided is an inspection apparatus, an inspection method and a computer program product which can easily remove an improper target object. An inspection apparatus (1000) includes a base (700) for placing target objects thereon, a photographing part (100) which can photograph the target objects placed on the base (700), an inspection part for performing an inspection for the target objects placed on the base (700) based on an image photographed by the photographing part (100), and a distinguishing process part for performing a process of making a specific target object placed on the base (700) visually distinguishable from other target objects placed on the base (700) based on a result of the inspection performed by the inspection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG, CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yuyama, Hirokazu Amano
  • Patent number: 10754139
    Abstract: A three-dimensional position information acquiring method includes acquiring an image of a first optical image; thereafter acquiring an image of a second optical image; and performing a computation using image data of the first and second optical images. Acquisition of the image of the first optical image is based on light beams having passed through a first area. Acquisition of the image of the second optical image is based on light beams having passed through a second area. The positions of the centers of the first and second areas are both away from the optical axis of an optical system in a plane perpendicular to said optical axis. The first and second areas respectively include at least portions that do not overlap with each other. Three-dimensional position information about an observed object is acquired by the computation. The first and second areas are formed at rotationally symmetric positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ishiwata
  • Patent number: 10755441
    Abstract: A geometric camera calibration system includes an extrinsic iterative closest point (ICP) device that generates an estimated extrinsic matrix by adjusting an initial extrinsic matrix according to first 3D points in camera coordinates; and an intrinsic ICP device that receives 3D points in chessboard coordinates and accordingly generates an error metric between the 3D points in chessboard coordinates and predetermined second reference 3D points. The extrinsic ICP device performs ICP operation to minimize difference between the 3D points in camera coordinates and predetermined first reference 3D points. A current intrinsic matrix is then outputted as an updated intrinsic matrix if a current error metric is not greater than a previous error metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: NCKU Research and Development Foundation, Himax Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Ming-Der Shieh, Chun-Wei Chen, Teng-Feng Liao, Yu-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 10744812
    Abstract: In an areal security element having microreflectors, in particular for manufacturing value documents such as bank notes, cheques or the like, the areal security element has a principal plane and the microreflectors present at least one object which upon tilting and/or rotating the security element has a motion effect which is related to the principal plane. It is provided that the security element has at least a first and a second microreflector pattern which differ from each other both with respect to the object it presents and with respect to the motion effect produced, wherein the first microreflector pattern is configured such that the motion effect runs at least partly perpendicular to the principal plane, and the second microreflector pattern is configured such that the motion effect runs in the principal plane or parallel thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Kathrin Hovestadt
  • Patent number: 10748320
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and storage media for generating and displaying animations of simulated biomechanical motions are disclosed. In embodiments, a computer device may obtain sensor data of a sensor affixed to a user's body or equipment used by the user, and may use inverse kinematics to determine desired positions and orientations of an avatar based on the sensor data. In embodiments, the computer device may adjust or alter the avatar based on the inverse kinematics, and generate an animation for display based on the adjusted avatar. Other embodiments may be disclosed and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaofeng Tong, Yuanzhang Chang, Qiang Li, Wenlong Li
  • Patent number: 10750093
    Abstract: An image processing device according to an embodiment includes an image acquisition unit, an information acquisition unit, a generation unit, and a composition unit. The image acquisition unit acquires a captured image where an image of an environment of a vehicle is captured by an image-capturing device. The information acquisition unit acquires information regarding a detected position of an obstacle that exists in an environment of the vehicle. The generation unit generates a virtual viewpoint image where an environment of the vehicle is viewed from a virtual viewpoint, based on the captured image that is acquired by the image acquisition unit. The composition unit composites a notification image that provides notification of existence of the obstacle at the detected position with the virtual viewpoint image and composites a vehicle image with the virtual viewpoint image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO TEN Limited, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukiko Hatakeyama, Kouei Kiyo, Tamaki Takeuchi, Rie Habuta, Akinari Motohiro, Tomoyuki Sato, Kohei Maejima, Atsutoshi Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10750160
    Abstract: Gaze is corrected by adjusting multi-view images of a head. Image patches containing the left and right eyes of the head are identified and a feature vector is derived from plural local image descriptors of the image patch in at least one image of the multi-view images. A displacement vector field representing a transformation of an image patch is derived, using the derived feature vector to look up reference data comprising reference displacement vector fields associated with possible values of the feature vector produced by machine learning. The multi-view images are adjusted by transforming the image patches containing the left and right eyes of the head in accordance with the derived displacement vector field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: RealD Spark, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Sommerlade, Michael G. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10747302
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes displaying a horizontal screen visible to a user through a display, determining a horizontal distance between a position of the user and the horizontal screen, determining a vertical distance between a controller associated with the user and the horizontal screen, creating an interaction screen, where the interaction screen and the horizontal screen intersect in a closest point, where the interaction screen is tilted toward the user from the horizontal screen by an angle, detecting a first event that a ray cast from a virtual representation of the controller hits a first point on the interaction screen, translating the first event to a second event that the ray cast hits a second point on the horizontal screen, and displaying a curved line from the controller to the second point on the horizontal screen that is visible to the user through the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William Arthur Hugh Steptoe, Jonathan Ravasz, Michael James LeBeau
  • Patent number: 10750164
    Abstract: Disclosed is a user interface apparatus for a vehicle, the apparatus including: a display unit configured to output stereoscopic content; an internal camera configured to acquire an image of the inside of the vehicle; and a processor configured to detect an image of a head of a user of the vehicle based on the image of the inside of the vehicle, generate pose information and movement information of the head based on the image of the head, and set a virtual head box based on a method for implementing the stereoscopic content, the pose information, and the movement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yuna Seo, Minsick Park, Minjae Kim
  • Patent number: 10740612
    Abstract: Returning a location for a device is accomplished by receiving a first image, captured by a device, and a first orientation of the device from the device over one or more networks. A second image, captured by the device, and a second orientation of the device is received from the device over one or more networks. A first location of a first object included in the first image and a second location of a second object included in the second image can be determined respectively from a database of object locations. A location of the device is determined according to the first orientation, the second orientation, the first location of the first object and the second location of the second object. The device location is transmitted to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jian Jun Wang, Juan Rao, Na L. Nie, Ya Wei Guo
  • Patent number: 10740939
    Abstract: Manipulating images using computationally expensive machine learning schemes can be implemented using server-generated models of the machine learning schemes that are transmitted to a client device for application. The schemes can include convolutional neural networks having a kernel comprising a plurality of low-rank matrices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jaewook Chung, Wisam Dakka
  • Patent number: 10740916
    Abstract: A method for improving the efficiency of reconstructing a three-dimensional model is provided. The method includes: dividing a series of different Gray code binary illumination patterns into a plurality of groups; converting binary values of Gray code binary illumination patterns in each group to a plurality of sets of two specific values to generate decimal illumination patterns corresponding to the specific values; overlapping the decimal illumination patterns in each group to a grayscale illumination pattern; using a projector to project each grayscale illumination pattern onto an object from a projection direction; using a camera to capture one or more object images of the object; reverting the object images to non-overlapping Gray code binary images corresponding to the object images; and reconstructing the depth of the object according to the non-overlapping Gray code binary images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Kai-Ju Cheng, Yu-Cheng Chien, Yi-Ling Chen, Kuan-Chung Chen
  • Patent number: 10732723
    Abstract: Described methods and apparatus for a location determination and registration methodology for smart devices that involves creating a registration map of a bounded space, with various smart devices located therein in fixed positions, and for each smart device relative positions in which a gestural input device can communicate with it, and relative distances, signal strengths and the like associated therewith for each smart device being part of the registration map. Once created, the registration map can be used to allow for a particular smart device to communicate with the gestural input platform when that is intended and the two are properly oriented relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: NOD, INC.
    Inventors: Anusankar Elangovan, Jake Kesinger
  • Patent number: 10735711
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for generating a three-dimensional image from a captured two-dimensional image. The method includes capturing, via a wide-angle camera sensor of an image capturing device, a two-dimensional image of a scene. The method further includes determining depth information of the scene. The method further includes generating, from the depth information, a depth map that depicts a depth of the scene in a third dimension. The method further includes generating a wide-angle three-dimensional image by merging the depth map and the two-dimensional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Kurt E. Spears, Sean C. Kelly, Yuxin Wang
  • Patent number: 10726563
    Abstract: A visual odometry device, including: an image sensor configured to provide a first image and a second image; a visual feature extractor configured to extract at least three visual features corresponding to each of the first image and the second image; and a position determiner, configured to determine a change of a position of the at least three visual features between the first image and the second image, and to determine a degree of translation of the visual odometry device based on the determined change of position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Koba Natroshvili
  • Patent number: 10724859
    Abstract: A distance-measuring device includes first and second stereoscopic cameras each to be used to measure the distance to an object included in an imaging range. The first stereoscopic camera includes two imaging elements arranged side by side in a first direction, and the second stereoscopic camera includes two imaging elements arranged side by side in a second direction. The second direction is defined as a direction which intersects a plane containing the first direction and an imaging direction of the first stereoscopic camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Akira Suzuki, Manabu Ishioka, Hidehiko Ogasawara, Yasuhiro Watari, Masao Shimizu, Takayuki Ishida, Toshihiro Kusunoki, Yuichiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10719991
    Abstract: A position and posture acquisition unit of an image generation apparatus acquires position information relating to a point of view of a user. A viewscreen setting unit sets a viewscreen. An original image operation unit calculates a correction amount for a pixel from parallax values of pixels of an original image and an amount of movement of the point of view such that an object looks fixed. Then, an image reference vector map in which an image reference vector that refers to a position before correction from coordinates of each pixel after correction is stored for each pixel is generated. A display image generation unit specifies an image reference vector corresponding to each pixel of the viewscreen and generates, based on the image reference vectors, a color value by filtering pixel values of reference destinations in the original image. An outputting unit outputs a display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Nobuo Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10713760
    Abstract: A virtual reality apparatus includes a virtual reality display screen. Further, the virtual reality apparatus includes an eye tracking system that tracks a gaze direction of one or more eyes of a user to determine an object of focus in a virtual reality display. In addition, the virtual reality apparatus includes a processor. The virtual reality apparatus also includes a memory having a set of instructions that when executed by the processor causes the virtual reality apparatus to estimate one or more pupil dimensions of the one or more eyes based upon a luminance of virtual reality imagery displayed by the virtual reality display. The virtual reality apparatus is further caused to determine a focal plane based upon the estimated one or more pupil dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Joshua Pines, Peter Lopez, Kiran Varanasi
  • Patent number: 10708494
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments for capturing video content with a camera. The camera is communicatively coupled to the device. Further embodiments include obtaining a network condition of a communication network. Additional embodiments include determining a network criterion according to the network condition. Also, embodiments include calculating a threshold according to the network criterion. Further embodiments include adjusting the video content in response to determining network criterion resulting in adjusted video content. Additional embodiments include determining that a first portion of the adjusted video content satisfies the threshold. Also, embodiments include transmitting the adjusted video content to a video content server over the communication network. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., The Trustees of Indiana University
    Inventors: Bo Han, Shuai Hao, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Feng Qian
  • Patent number: 10706633
    Abstract: An augmented reality inspection system includes a computing device having a processor and a non-transitory computer readable memory, a camera and display device communicatively coupled to the computing device, and a machine-readable instruction set stored in the non-transitory computer readable memory. The machine-readable instruction set causes the augmented reality inspection system to capture an image of a portion of a vehicle with the camera, compare the image of the portion of the vehicle to an image of an acceptable vehicle configuration, determine whether features within the image of the portion of the vehicle matches at least one acceptable vehicle configuration based on the image of the acceptable vehicle configuration, and in response to determining that the features does not match at least one acceptable vehicle configuration, present on the display device a highlighted portion identifying the features within the image of the portion of the vehicle that does not match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Schell
  • Patent number: 10706586
    Abstract: A motor vehicle vision system (10) including a stereo imaging system (11) and a data processing device (14) establishing an object detector (15) to detect an object and a tracker (16). The data processing device (14) calculates a size related value and a disparity related value for the object. An analysis section (20) performs an analysis on a group of at least five data points corresponding to different times, each data point includes a size related value and a disparity related value. The analysis uses predetermined regression function having at least one variable, and yields a best value for each variable corresponding to a best match of the regression function to the data points. The analysis section (20) calculates from a best value a systematic error in the disparity related values and/or in the size related values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: VEONEER SWEDEN AB
    Inventor: Leif Lindgren
  • Patent number: 10699421
    Abstract: The motion of objects within a scene may be detected and tracked using digital (e.g., visual and depth) cameras aligned with fields of view that overlap at least in part. Objects may be identified within visual images captured from the scene using a tracking algorithm and correlated to point clouds or other depth models generated based on depth images captured from the scene. Once visual aspects (e.g., colors or other features) of objects are correlated to the point clouds, shapes and/or positions of the objects may be determined and used to further train the tracking algorithms to recognize the objects in subsequently captured frames. Moreover, a Kalman filter or other motion modeling technique may be used to enhance the prediction of a location of an object within subsequently captured frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Cherevatsky, Roman Goldenberg, Gerard Guy Medioni, Ofer Meidan, Ehud Benyamin Rivlin, Dilip Kumar
  • Patent number: 10701336
    Abstract: A method of rectifying stereo images includes providing a plurality of pairs of sets of keypoints extracted from a pair of current stereo images and from a pair of previous stereo images wherein each pair of stereo images includes a left image and a right image respectively obtained from a left camera and a right camera; providing a plurality of pairs of sets of next-choice-match points extracted from the pair of current stereo images and the pair of previous stereo images; finding one or more anchor points in a left previous image; finding a right linking point which is the corresponding keypoint in the right previous image, and a left linking point which is the corresponding keypoint in the left current image; finding a closing point; and calculating a cost from the right linking point, the left linking point, and the closing point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Assaf Tzabari, Doron Sabo, Roee Sfaradi, Omry Sendik
  • Patent number: 10699432
    Abstract: A depth map generation device for merging multiple depth maps includes two image capturers, a depth map generator, and a mixer. The two image capturers are used for generating two first images. The depth map generator is coupled to the two image capturers, wherein the depth map generator generates a first depth map and a second depth map according to the two first images. The mixer is coupled to the depth map generator for merging the first depth map and the second depth map to generate a final depth map, wherein the first depth map and the second depth map have different characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: eYs3D Microelectronics, Co.
    Inventor: Chi-Feng Lee
  • Patent number: 10701426
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for receiving viewing data that describes a location of a first user's gaze while viewing virtual reality content. The method also determining an object of interest in the virtual reality content based on the location of the first user's gaze. The method also includes generating a social network that includes the first user as a member of the social network. The method also includes performing an action in the social network related to the object of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur van Hoff, Thomas M. Annau, Jens Christensen
  • Patent number: 10692229
    Abstract: A recess detection device includes a reference value decision processor that extracts, from distance image information, pieces of reference information respectively corresponding to reference regions at different positions within a detection range with a distance from a three-dimensional sensor being within a predetermined range, and determines a reference value based on the reference information, and a presence identification processor that extracts, from the distance image information, pieces of comparison information respectively corresponding to comparison regions within the same detection range, respectively, derives comparison values based on the respective pieces of comparison information, and indicates a presence of a recess when a difference between the reference value and the comparison value exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaomi Iida, Shoji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10691012
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus, comprising a first and a second image capturing units wherein the first and the second image capturing units arranged so that a part of an image capturing angle of view overlaps each other, the apparatus comprising a compositing unit configured to generate a composite image by performing compositing processing for combining images captured by each of the first and the second image capturing units, wherein the compositing unit, in a case where a first subject image and a second subject image, which are subject images of the same subject, are included duplicatively in the composite image, makes the second subject image not be displayed in the composite image by using a background image corresponding to a position of the second subject image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuaki Ise
  • Patent number: 10679443
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for controlling access to a building or other restricted physical spaces using at least a facial recognition module, an access control panel and electronically lockable doors or other means of controlling access. The facial recognition module comprises visible light and IR detection. The facial recognition module detects multiple persons in the vicinity of an access control location, and may be configured to deny access to some or all of those persons unless all are recognized as authorized entrants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatraz AI, Inc.
    Inventors: Filip Grigorov, Maxim Taralov, Vahram Antonyan, Marine Dunoguier, Ventseslav Gaydarzhiev
  • Patent number: 10677899
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that include a monolithic, single-chip receiver. An example system includes a plurality of macropixels, each made up of an array of single photon avalanche diodes (SPADs). The system also includes a plurality of pipelined adders communicatively coupled to a respective portion of the plurality of macropixels. The system additionally includes a controller configured to carry out operations. The operations include during a listening period, receiving, at each pipelined adder of the plurality of pipelined adders, respective photosignals from the respective portion of the plurality of macropixels. The operations also include causing each pipelined adder of the plurality of pipelined adders to provide an output that includes a series of frames that provide an average number of SPADs of the respective portion of the plurality of macropixels that were triggered during a given listening period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Caner Onal, Pierre-yves Droz
  • Patent number: 10671862
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to detection of obstacles by an autonomous vehicle in real-time. An obstacle detection system of an autonomous vehicle obtains point cloud data from single frame Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) data and camera data, of the surroundings of the vehicle. Further, the system processes the camera data to identify and extract regions comprising the obstacles. Further, the system extracts point cloud data corresponding to the obstacles and enhances the point cloud data, with the detailed information of the obstacles provided by the camera data. Further, the system processes the enhanced point cloud data to determine the obstacles along with the structure and orientation of obstacles. Upon determining the details of the obstacles, the system provides instructions to the vehicle to manoeuvre the obstacle. The disclosed obstacle detection system provides accurate data about a structure, an orientation and a location of the obstacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Ranjith Rochan Meganathan, Sujatha Jagannath
  • Patent number: 10671857
    Abstract: A system for video surveillance includes an image sensor configured capture an image including a reference zone and a memory device that stores instructions. The system also includes one or more processors that are configured to execute the instructions to determine 3D coordinates of a target comprised in the image and determine 3D coordinates of the reference zone. The one or more processors are further configured to identify an event according to the 3D coordinates of the target and the 3D coordinates of the reference zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG DAHUA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huadong Pan, Miao Cheng, Shizhu Pan, Xingming Zhang
  • Patent number: 10674063
    Abstract: Time-of-flight cameras may be synchronized where the fields of view of the time-of-flight cameras overlap. The time-of-flight cameras may be programmed within intervals of time for illuminating their respective fields of view that do not conflict with one another. When a first time-of-flight camera illuminates a first field of view that overlaps with a second field of view of a second time-of-flight camera, and the second time-of-flight camera detects reflected light from the illumination, the second time-of-flight camera may determine a time to illuminate the second field of view based on the reflected light. In this manner, any number of time-of-flight cameras may be synchronized with one another without requiring a direct connection between the time-of-flight cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gabor Szedo Becker
  • Patent number: 10672143
    Abstract: A method includes steps of: (a) causing a display device to display an image of a real object based on captured image data of a real object; (b) causing the display device to display a 2D model obtained from a projection of a 3D model corresponding to the real object based at least on a view; and (c) storing appearance data of the real object and data of the 2D model into a memory device while associating the appearance data and the data of the 2D model with each other after the real object and the 2D model are displayed so as to be aligned with or substantially aligned with each other by the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Chitai Lam, Syed Alimul Huda, Jennifer Jianing Sun
  • Patent number: 10660308
    Abstract: Within a view field, a camera records image data representing a body portion of an animal. A reader unit registers identity data from a data carrier on the animal and a data processor associates the recorded image data with the registered identity data. A passageway only allows a single animal at the time within the camera's view field. The camera is arranged so that the view field covers an identification zone within the passageway. To reduce the risk that the reader unit interferes with other nearby equipment, the data processor detects the presence of any animal within the view field of the camera based on the recorded image data, and activates the reader unit only when an animal is detected within the identification zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: DeLaval Holding AB
    Inventors: Göran Eriksson, Gösta Forsén, Tommy Gunnarsson
  • Patent number: 10664950
    Abstract: A method includes defining a virtual space including a virtual camera; an operation object; and a target object. The method includes detecting a position of a head-mounted device and a position of a part of a body other than a head. The method includes moving the virtual camera in accordance with movement of the head-mounted device. The method includes moving the operation object in accordance with movement of the part of the body. The method includes selecting the target object in accordance with movement of the operation object. Selecting the target object includes correcting a direction or a position of the target object based on a positional relationship between the operation object and the target object; and associating the target object, the corrected direction or the corrected position, with the operation object. The method includes moving the target object in accordance with movement of the operation object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventors: Yuki Kono, Ippei Kondo, Takeshi Kada
  • Patent number: 10659744
    Abstract: The distance information generating apparatus includes a generating unit configured to generate the distance information, based on the parallax between the first image signal and the second image signal; an acquiring unit configured to acquire chromatic aberration information indicative of chromatic aberration of an image-forming optical system used in photographing of the first image signal and the second image signal; and a correction unit configured to correct the distance information generated in the generating unit, based on a contrast evaluation value generated for each of the plurality of pieces of color information from the third image signal, and the chromatic aberration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuya Nobayashi
  • Patent number: 10657746
    Abstract: An access control system includes an entrance threshold, a privilege access management module, a depth sensor, and an occupancy estimation module. The privilege access management module may be configured to, responsive to an authorization input from a reader, output an access grant to traverse the threshold and generate an approved number of individuals allowed admittance across the threshold during a predetermined period of time. The depth sensor may be located above the threshold and configured to generate and output 3-dimensional depth data. The occupancy estimation module may be in communication with the privilege access management module and configured to output a count of individuals crossing the threshold during the predetermined period of time, that is based on a hemi-ellipsoid model of the depth data. The access control system may, responsive to a difference between the approved number allowed admittance and count of individuals crossing the threshold, inhibit the access grant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Sirajum Munir