Picture Signal Generator Patents (Class 348/46)
  • Patent number: 11457201
    Abstract: An imaging device capable of further increasing the accuracy of distance information and an electronic apparatus equipped with the imaging device are provided. The present technology provides an imaging device that includes a stereo imager, and the stereo imager includes a plurality of sensors. Each sensor of the plurality of sensors has an imaging unit formed with a plurality of repeating units. The imaging unit includes a polarizer having at least one kind of polarization spindle angle, and at least two unit images obtained by a plurality of the imaging units are combined, to obtain information about polarization in at least three directions, and generate normal information. The present technology further provides an electronic apparatus equipped with the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsunuma, Motonari Honda
  • Patent number: 11455710
    Abstract: A device and method of object detection in a scene by combining traditional 2D visual light imaging such as pixels with 3D data such as a voxel map are described. A single lens directs image light from the scene to a dichroic mirror which then provides light to a both a 2D visible light image sensor and a 3D sensor, such as a time-of-flight sensor that uses a transmitted, modulated IR light beam, which is then synchronously demodulated to determine time of flight as well as 2D coordinates. 2D portions (non-distance) of 3D voxel image data are aligned with the 2D pixel image data such that each is responsive to the same portion of the scene. Embodiments determine true reflectivity, true scale, and image occlusion. 2D images may be enhanced by the 3D true reflectivity. Combined data may be used as training data for object detection and recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Oyla, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Spickermann, Raghavendra Singh, Srinath Kalluri
  • Patent number: 11449727
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to method, storage medium and electronic device for detecting vehicle crashes. The method comprises: acquiring state information of a target vehicle; and determining an event type of the target vehicle according to the state information and a trained convolutional neural network, the event type being any of the following types: a crash event, a near crash event and a baseline event. The event type of the vehicle is determined using the trained convolutional neural network in the present disclosure, so that the accuracy is high; and near crash events can be detected, thus, when a near crash event is detected, the driver can be further alerted or an evading operation is directly performed on the vehicle, so that the safety is improved and the safety of the driver and passengers is guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: NEUSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jian Yao, Michael Zhang, Lili Xu
  • Patent number: 11450352
    Abstract: To realize a natural image effect and the like in a moving image provided is an image processing unit which includes an additional image generation unit that generates an additional image to be added to moving image data, and an image editing processing unit that performs image editing processing of adding the additional image to the moving image data, using depth information of a pixel in the moving image data to which the additional image is to be added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takahashi, Takahiro Tsuge, Satoshi Asai, Yo Nonoyama
  • Patent number: 11449189
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) system is described that enables users to create, model, and visualize augmented reality experiences at physical, real-world locations, without needing to physically be at the location for which the augmented experience is being modeled. In one example, the VR system includes a head-mounted device (HMD), an augmented reality content development system, and a rendering engine. The HMD is configured to output VR content representing a physical environment for an augmented reality experience. The augmented reality content development system is configured to identify, based on an input, augmented reality content with which to augment the physical environment for the augmented reality experience. The rendering engine is configured to render, via the HMD, the VR content representing the physical environment, augmented with the augmented reality content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Lars Anders Bond, Francesco Georg, Christopher John Ocampo, Michael Slater, Stef Marc Smet, Hannes Verlinde
  • Patent number: 11449065
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling an autonomous carriage based on user intentions that include receiving data associated with a user that uses the autonomous carriage to transport at least one occupant. The system and method also include analyzing the data associated with the user to determine at least one intention of the user and analyzing a scene associated with a current point of interest location of the autonomous carriage. The system and method further include determining at least one travel path to be followed by the autonomous carriage during autonomous operation that is based on the at least one intention of the user and the scene associated with the current point of interest of the autonomous carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Behzad Dariush
  • Patent number: 11445170
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a camera design (e.g., an eyeball camera) that mimics a human eye in geometry, optical performance and/or motion. The eyeball camera adopts the same cornea and pupil geometry from the human eye, and has the iris and pupil configured with multiple texture, color or diameter options. The resolution of the eyeball camera is designed to match the acuity of typical 20/20 human vision, and focus is adjusted from 0 to 4 diopters. A pair of eyeball cameras are mounted independently on two hexapods to simulate the human eye gaze and vergence. The perceived virtual and real world are calibrated and evaluated based on eye conditions like pupil location and gaze using the eyeball cameras. The eyeball camera serves as a bridge to combine the data from spatial computing like eye tracking, 3D geometry of the digital world, display color accuracy/uniformity, and display optical quality (sharpness, contrast, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhiheng Jia, Jeffrey Todd Daiker, Timothy Alan Ellis, Xiao Li, Jeremy A. Grata
  • Patent number: 11438486
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatuses for sensing a scene. In one aspect, a device may illuminate the scene using a sequence of two or more periods. Each period may include a transmission portion during which a plurality of light pulses are emitted onto the scene. Each period may include a non-transmission portion corresponding to an absence of emitted light. The device may receive, during each transmission portion, a plurality of light pulses reflected from the scene. The device may continuously accumulate photoelectric charge indicative of the received light pulses during an entirety of the sequence. The device may transfer the accumulated photoelectric charge to a readout circuit after an end of the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jian Ma, Biay-Cheng Hseih, Sergiu Radu Goma
  • Patent number: 11435833
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a detection sensor which detects a wave motion coming from an object present within a predetermined range and outputs a detection signal; an object detection unit which detects an object present within the predetermined range based on the detection signal output from the detection sensor; a gesture detection unit which detects a gesture according to the movement of the object based on the detection signal output from the detection sensor; and a detection resolution control unit which sets the detection resolution of the detection sensor to a first resolution when detecting the object present within the predetermined range, and sets the detection resolution of the detection sensor to a second resolution higher in resolution than the first resolution when detecting the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Kosugi
  • Patent number: 11436867
    Abstract: A biometric capture device is operative to adjust one or more environmental parameters to enhance a range (e.g., distance) at which a biometric may be captured from a subject. For example, a sample biometric capture device may be, include, or otherwise incorporate a retinal or iris scanner configured to capture an image of the retina or iris (e.g., a biometric) when the retina or iris is illuminated by infrared light. Generally, the amount of infrared light required to accurately image the retina or iris increases with the distance of the subject's retina or iris from the image capture device. The biometric capture device may capture a facial image using a first image sensor, identify a face in the facial image, capture an iris image using a second image sensor guided by the facial image, and identify a person using the iris image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: ALCLEAR, LLC
    Inventor: William Willis
  • Patent number: 11427218
    Abstract: A laser range finder projects light while changing a direction in a horizontal direction at a predetermined angle with respect to a vertical direction to also receive reflected light of the light, and detects a direction and a distance in which the light is reflected from an obstacle or the like, according to a difference time between a time of light projection and a time of light reception. A normal direction of a flat plane forming a road surface is detected on the basis of a polarized image. The laser range finder projects light such that the light has a predetermined angle with respect to the vertical direction so as to be orthogonal to the normal direction of the flat plane forming the road surface. The laser range finder can be applied to in-vehicle systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuto Motoyama, Hideki Oyaizu, Yasuhiro Sutou, Toshio Yamazaki, Kentaro Doba
  • Patent number: 11431889
    Abstract: Described herein is an imaging system (200) for a driver monitoring system (100). The imaging system (200) includes a light source (108) for generating an input light beam (202) and projecting the input light beam (202) along a path towards a driver (102) of a vehicle. System (200) also includes a dielectric metasurface (201) positioned within the path of the input light beam (202). The metasurface (201) has a two dimensional array of surface elements configured to impose predetermined phase, polarization and/or intensity changes to the input light beam (202) to generate an output light beam (204) for illuminating the driver (102). System (200) further includes an image sensor (106) configured to image reflected light (208) being light from the output light beam (204) that is reflected from the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: SEEING MACHINES LIMITED
    Inventor: John Noble
  • Patent number: 11427237
    Abstract: In an example, the autonomous vehicle (“AV”) can be configured among the other vehicles and railway to communicate with a rider on a peer to peer basis to pick up the rider on demand from a location on a track, like a railway, tram or other track, rather than the rider being held hostage to a fixed railway schedule. The rider can have an application on his/her cell phone, which tracks each of the AVs, and contact them using the application on the cell phone. In an example, the AV is configured for both on-track and off track operation with different operating parameters for on-track and off track, including speed, degree of autonomy, sensors used etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Glydways, Inc.
    Inventor: Vinod Khosla
  • Patent number: 11430170
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining video data including a representation of a first plurality of motions of a real-world entity. The method includes determining, from the video data, a plurality of estimated torque values using a motion controller. The plurality of estimated torque values is associated with a plurality of real-world joints corresponding to the first plurality of motions. The method includes generating a second plurality of motions of a virtual agent by providing the plurality of estimated torque values to a corresponding plurality of virtual joints of the virtual agent. Movement of the virtual agent is controllable by the plurality of virtual joints, corresponding to the plurality of real-world joints of the real-world entity. The method includes, responsive to a determination that a comparison between the first plurality of motions and the second plurality of motions does not satisfy a performance metric, changing an operational value of the motion controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Siva Chandra Mouli Sivapurapu, Edward S. Ahn, Mark Drummond, Aashi Manglik
  • Patent number: 11431958
    Abstract: A vision system (10) for a motor vehicle with a stereo imaging apparatus (11) with imaging devices (12) adapted to capture images from a surrounding of the motor vehicle, and a processing device (14) adapted to process images captured by the imaging devices (12) and to detect objects, and track detected objects over several time frames, in the captured images. The processing device (14) is adapted to obtain an estimated value for the intrinsic yaw error of the imaging devices (12) by solving a set of equations, belonging to one particular detected object (30), using a non-linear equation solver method, where each equation corresponds to one time frame and relates a frame time, a disparity value of the particular detected object, an intrinsic yaw error and a kinematic variable of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: VEONEER SWEDEN AB
    Inventors: Leif Lindgren, Fredrik Medley, Per Knutsson
  • Patent number: 11430167
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable storage media for image processing are provided. In one aspect, an image processing method includes: generating a garment deformation template image and a first human body template image based on a first semantic segmentation image of a human body in a first image and a target garment image, generating a target garment deformation image by performing deformation on the target garment image based on the garment deformation template image, obtaining a second human body template image by adjusting the first human body template image based on a second semantic segmentation image of the human body in the first image and the garment deformation template image, and transforming the first image into a second image including the human body wearing a target garment based on the target garment deformation image, the second human body template image, and the garment deformation template image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SENSETIME TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ruimao Zhang, Ping Luo
  • Patent number: 11423246
    Abstract: A medicine inspection assistance device, an image processing device and an image processing method are provided that appropriately recognize identification information irrespective of whether the identification information is an engraved mark or a printed character. The image processing device that obtains a plurality of taken images of a medicine, performs a process of enhancing an engraved mark portion of the medicine based on at least one taken image among the taken images and generates a first enhanced image, performs a process of enhancing a printed character portion of the medicine based on at least one taken image among the taken images and generates a second enhanced image, collates an integrated image obtained by integrating the first enhanced image and the second enhanced image with each other, with a master image, and determines whether the medicine to be dispensed and the dispensed medicine are identical to each other or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM TOYAMA CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Yokouchi
  • Patent number: 11425355
    Abstract: A method applied to a camera that includes a visible light sensor, a phase sensor, and a processor. The visible light sensor collects a visible light image of a shooting scene. The phase sensor collects a phase image of the shooting scene. The processor obtains depth information based on the phase image, and superimposes the depth information on the visible light image to obtain a depth image. Optionally, the camera may also include an infrared illuminator that may be turned on when a scene illumination is insufficient to increase an accuracy of the depth information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liyu Zhu, Yongcai Zhong
  • Patent number: 11425303
    Abstract: A camera module includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of image frames having a spatial phase difference therebetween, an image generation unit configured to generate image data having a resolution higher than a resolution of each of the plurality of image frames using the plurality of image frames, and a depth information extraction unit configured to extract depth information about an object using the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Hyuck Lee, Dae Geun Kim, Seok Hyen Kim
  • Patent number: 11418741
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic device that can be provided with phase difference pixels with a lower degree of difficulty in manufacturing. Provided is a solid-state imaging device including a pixel array unit in which a plurality of pixels is two-dimensionally arrayed, in which the pixel array unit has an array pattern in which a plurality of pixel groups each including neighboring pixels of an identical color is regularly arrayed, and among the plurality of pixel groups arrayed in the array pattern, pixels configuring a light-shielded pixel group are shielded in an identical direction side from light, the light-shielded pixel group being a pixel group including pixels each being shielded in a part of a light incident side from the light. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a CMOS image sensor including pixels for phase difference detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Keiichiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11407117
    Abstract: A method includes determining a voxel grid representation of occupied voxels of an environment of a robotic device based on sensor data from a depth sensor on the robotic device. The method further includes assigning a plurality of occupied voxels from the voxel grid representation to a surface within the environment. The method additionally includes determining an image to project onto the surface with a projector on the robotic device. The method further includes modifying the image to fit the surface within the environment based on the plurality of occupied voxels assigned to the surface. The method also includes causing the projector coupled to the robotic device to project the modified image onto the surface in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventor: Craig Hickman
  • Patent number: 11410390
    Abstract: The invention provides an augmented reality device and method for assisting a user in choosing appropriate luminaire fixtures to install within their home. A user may point the camera of a mobile device toward the region or location in a room where a new luminaire is desired, and based upon data generated by an orientation determination means included within the device, an appropriate luminaire or luminaire category is selected automatically for the user from a stored catalogue or database. Once an appropriate luminaire has been chosen, it is inserted within an image captured by the camera to generate an augmented reality image depicting the luminaire fixture in place within the user's room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Kumar Puvvada Sathyanarayana, Sanjay Bhat, Pramod Kukhshal
  • Patent number: 11412201
    Abstract: A photo-detecting apparatus includes an image sensor and a 3D image generator. The image sensor having a plurality of 3D photodetectors is configured to output a raw data. The 3D image generator having a storage medium for storing a calibration data is configured to output a 3D image according to the raw data and the calibration data. The calibration data includes at least one of an IQ-mismatch calibration data, a non-linearity calibration data, a temperature calibration data and an offset calibration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ARTILUX, INC.
    Inventors: Pai-Chuan Wu, Pai-Ting Huang, Feng-Cheng Chu, Yun-Chung Na, Chien-Lung Chen
  • Patent number: 11402477
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing a ranging operation are provided. In one example, an apparatus comprises a transmitter circuit, a receiver circuit, a controller, and a code storage. The controller can obtain a first code from the code storage, determine, from the first code, first timing information and first amplitude information of a corresponding first group of one or more signals, and control the transmitter circuit to transmit the first group of one or more signals based on the first timing information and the first amplitude information. The controller can configure a matched filter based on the first timing information and the first amplitude information, identify return signals of the first group of one or more signals based on processing received signals using the configured matched filter, and perform a ranging operation based on the identified return signals and the first group of one or more signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Voyager Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Zhenghan Zhu, Yue Lu, Yibo Yu, Vipul Chawla, John K. Wu
  • Patent number: 11402199
    Abstract: A laser generator is provided. The laser generator includes a substrate and an array of light-emitting elements. The array of light-emitting elements is arranged on the substrate. The array of light-emitting elements includes a basic array and an additional array added to the basic array. The basic array forms a basic area, and the additional array forms an additional area. The basic array includes at least three basic sub-arrays, and each basic sub-array forms a basic sub-area. The basic area includes a common area arranged in at least three basic sub-areas, and the common area is further arranged within the additional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Xueyong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11397311
    Abstract: Volumetric imaging with selective volume illumination (SVI) using light field detection is provided using various systems and techniques. A volumetric imaging apparatus includes a light source configured to emit an illumination light that propagates via an illumination light path to illuminate a three-dimensional (3D) sample; and an optical system arranged with respect to the light source to receive a light field, which comes from the illuminated 3D sample. The light field propagates via a detection light path, and the light source, the optical system, or both, are configurable to perform SVI, which selects a volume of a 3D-confined illumination of the 3D sample based on the 3D sample to be illuminated and a light field detection (LFD) process to be applied. Further, the volume of the 3D-confined illumination is a selected 3D volume of the 3D sample to be particularly excited by the 3D-confined illumination for imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: University of Southern California
    Inventors: Thai V. Truong, Sara Madaan, Daniel B. Holland, Scott E. Fraser
  • Patent number: 11393185
    Abstract: A monitoring device conducts a process of obtaining pieces of distance data representing distances to a plurality of physical objects present in a monitoring region, from measurement results of the monitoring region, and using the distance data as current distance data; obtaining past distance data from the measurement results, and converting the past distance data into comparison distance data; calculating difference values between the current distance data and the comparison distance data, and extracting changed regions whose difference values are greater than or equal to a threshold; creating an image obtained by transforming a frontal viewpoint image such that a viewpoint of the measurement of the monitoring region is moved, the frontal viewpoint image being based on the current distance data and the changed regions; and identifying the plurality of physical objects present in the monitoring region, on the basis of the frontal viewpoint image and the coordinate transformed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Shimbo, Kyosuke Isono
  • Patent number: 11386303
    Abstract: A method of operating a procedural language and content generation system that involves correlating environment objects and object movement to input controls through operation of a correlator, operating an interpreter to evaluate the correlation of the input controls and object/object movement against known libraries to generate programmatic instructions, storing the programmatic instructions as an instruction set, transforming the instruction set into executable commands through a compiler, and configuring control logic to perform the executable commands in response to receiving detected environment objects and detected object movement from an image processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: LabLightAR, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Brent, Jamie Douglas Tremaine, John Max Kellum
  • Patent number: 11386574
    Abstract: A self-position estimation device includes: a position estimation unit. The position estimation unit is configured to estimate a self-position on the basis of image frames that have been captured at the same time in a constant period by imaging units, and estimate a self-position on the basis of image frames that have been captured at different times in the constant period by at least one of the imaging units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Gomita
  • Patent number: 11388446
    Abstract: An encoding method, a decoding method, and an apparatus are provided. The encoding method includes: determining X first patches from M first patches in a current frame, where there is a matching relationship between the X first patches and X second patches, the X second patches are included in a previous frame of the current frame, X is less than or equal to M, and both X and M are positive integers; obtaining auxiliary information of the X first patches and auxiliary information of X second patches; obtaining X groups of auxiliary information differences based on the auxiliary information of the X first patches and the auxiliary information of the X second patches; and encoding the X groups of auxiliary information differences. The encoding method improves coding performance by using a correlation between point cloud data of two adjacent frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dejun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11386528
    Abstract: A pixel filter has a filter module that performs a first recursive filter operation in a first direction through a sequence of pixels to form a first filtered pixel value for each pixel, and performs a second recursive filter operation in a second direction through the sequence of pixels to form a second filtered pixel value for each pixel, the first and second recursive filter operations forming a respective filtered pixel value for a given pixel in dependence on the pixel value at that pixel and the filtered pixel value preceding that pixel in their respective direction of operation. The filtered pixel value of the preceding pixel is scaled by a measure of similarity between data associated with that pixel and its preceding pixel. Filter logic combines the first and second filtered pixel values formed by the first and second recursive filter operations to generate a filter output for the pixel, for each pixel of the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Szabolcs Csefalvay
  • Patent number: 11379964
    Abstract: An image processing method and apparatus, an electronic device, and a storage medium are provided. The method includes: obtaining an infrared image and a color image for the same object in a predetermined scenario, and a first depth map corresponding to the color image; obtaining a first optical flow between the color image and the infrared image; and performing first optimization processing on the first depth map by using the first optical flow to obtain an optimized second depth map corresponding to the color image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING SENSETIME TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Di Qiu, Jiahao Pang, Chengxi Yang, Wenxiu Sun
  • Patent number: 11380017
    Abstract: A dual-view angle image calibration method includes: performing feature matching on a first image pair to obtain a first feature point pair set, the first image pair including two images respectively photographed corresponding to two different view angles of a same scene; obtaining multiple different first fundamental matrices of the first image pair at least according to the first feature point pair set, and obtaining first image deformation information indicating relative deformation between the first image pair after mapping transformation is performed through the first fundamental matrices and the first image pair before the mapping transformation is performed; determining a first optimization fundamental matrix from the multiple first fundamental matrices at least according to the first image deformation information; and calibrating the first image pair according to the first optimization fundamental matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SENSETIME TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wenxiu Sun
  • Patent number: 11375922
    Abstract: A body measurement device and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The body measurement device comprises a TOF camera capturing a first image that includes an RGB image and a depth image; a display displaying a graphic image; and a controller estimating a user's pose based on the first image, controlling the TOF camera to automatically capture a second image, which includes the user's body image in front of the camera, if the user's pose is a first pose, generating the user's body line image based on the captured second image, measuring the user's body size based on the generated body line image; and controlling the display to display the user's body size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunkyung Ryu, Fataliyev Zaur, Hyunsu Choi, Wonju Lee, Hyunchul Choi
  • Patent number: 11375108
    Abstract: A computer vision camera unit comprising first and second pairs, of image capture assemblies, both of which have an approximately same orientation to a first axis. The first and second pairs are optically focused to capture first and second fields of view that, at least, overlap each other. Providing the first and second pairs with imager chips of differing light sensitivity permits high dynamic range to be realized. Having the second field of view within the first field of view permits specialization, between the first and second pairs, similar to the roles of peripheral and foveal vision, found in biological stereo vision systems. The image capture assemblies can be organized in a rectangular configuration that implies third and fourth pairs, orthogonal to the first and second pairs. The orthogonal but interlocking nature, of the first and second pairs in relation to the third and fourth pairs, enables an autocalibration technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Herman Herman
  • Patent number: 11373331
    Abstract: A system, method or computer program product for estimating an absolute 3D location of at least one object x imaged by a single camera, the system including processing circuitry configured for identifying an interaction, at time t, of object x with an object y imaged with said object x by said single camera, typically including logic for determining object y's absolute 3D location at time t, and providing an output indication of object x's absolute location at time t, derived from the 3D location, as known, at time t, of object y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: AGT INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Philipp Huelsdunk, Robert Biehl, Markus Schlattmann
  • Patent number: 11373322
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device and method for depth sensing by utilizing the combination of a ranging sensor and an image sensor. The ranging sensor can accurately detect distance measurement from an object. The image sensor can take images with high resolution of the object. By combining each sensor data from the ranging sensor and the image sensor, accurate depth information with high resolution of the object may be obtained. A structured light having patterned shapes are used in conjunction with the ranging sensor to receive reflected patterned shapes of the object. These reflected patterned shapes are used to analyze distance measurements associated with the specific patterned shapes. These distance measurements from both the ranging sensor and the image sensor is aligned and combined to generate an accurate depth map with high resolution using a processor of an electronic device including the ranging sensor and the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyong Yang, Chang Myung Ryu, James Kath, Rui Xiao
  • Patent number: 11361504
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for generating a 3D digital model used in hairpiece manufacturing is provided, which comprises: obtaining an initial 3D model of a head; identifying an outline of a target area to be covered by a hairpiece on the initial 3D model; and cutting the initial 3D model based at least partially on the target area to obtain a refined 3D model. A physical mold used in hairpiece manufacturing and a method for generating the same are also provided according to other aspects of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: TRUE HAIR LLC
    Inventors: Shing-Tung Yau, Eugene M. Yau, Dale Owen Royer
  • Patent number: 11363206
    Abstract: A method, for correcting a rolling shutter phenomenon, includes obtaining a double fish-eye image to be processed using a photographing device; obtaining an image processing parameter including gyro data of the photographing device; calculating a rolling shutter phenomenon correcting parameter based on the image processing parameter; and correcting the rolling shutter phenomenon with respect to the double fish-eye image in a spherical-coordinate system using the rolling shutter phenomenon correcting parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yiwei Wang, Liyan Liu, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 11361455
    Abstract: A system for facilitating the identifying of correspondences between images experiencing motion blur obtains a reference frame captured by a reference camera at a reference camera and obtains a match frame captured by a match camera at a match camera timepoint. The system identifies a motion attribute that includes (1) a reference camera motion attribute associated with the reference camera at the reference camera timepoint, and/or (2) a match camera motion attribute associated with the match camera at the match camera timepoint. The system determines a downsampling resolution using at least as inputs at least one of: the motion attribute, a camera exposure time, a camera field of view, or a camera angular resolution. The system generates a downsampled reference frame and a downsampled match frame based on the downsampling resolution. The system identifies correspondences between the downsampled reference frame and the downsampled match frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Bleyer, Christopher Douglas Edmonds, Raymond Kirk Price
  • Patent number: 11361553
    Abstract: A method for tracking an at least partially occluded object. The method includes recognizing a non-occluded portion of the at least partially occluded object in an input image; generating a simulated image of the at least partially occluded object based on features of the non-occluded portion extracted from the input image; determining first coordinates of the at least partially occluded object in a first coordinate system; and converting the first coordinates of the at least partially occluded object in the first coordinate system into second coordinates in a second coordinate system defined in a display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ran Duan, Xiaojun Tang
  • Patent number: 11363086
    Abstract: Network equipment for establishing a manifest to be provided to a requesting terminal configured to receive a multimedia content divided into segments from a network equipment, each segment being available in one or more representations, said manifest listing available representations for the multimedia content and specifying a plurality of adaptation sets, each adaptation set defining a spatial object of the multimedia content, the spatial objects of the adaptation sets defining a whole spatial object is described. The network equipment includes at least one memory and at least one processing circuitry configured to define, in the manifest, a type of mapping of the multimedia content to the whole spatial object and a point of reference in one adaptation set of reference amongst the adaptation sets, and associate depth information with each adaptation set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL MADISON PATENT HOLDINGS, SAS
    Inventors: Mary-Luc Champel, Sebastien Lasserre, Franck Galpin
  • Patent number: 11353443
    Abstract: Methods of combining mineral composition and laboratory test results for reservoir rock samples to predict future responses to secondary and tertiary oil recovery treatments are disclosed. Particular, SEM and EDS will be combined to produce a mineral map, including mineral distribution around the rock's pore space, for comparison with laboratory data to predict and/or interpret how certain mineral distributions will respond to various fluid-rock interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: ConocoPhillips Company
    Inventors: James J. Howard, Gary Lovell
  • Patent number: 11346085
    Abstract: An obstacle detection device capable of appropriately setting an area for detecting an obstacle in the vicinity of a machine body of a construction machine in consideration of the state of inclination of the construction machine with respect to its surrounding ground area includes an inclination information acquisition section to obtain inclination information of the machine body with respect to a surrounding ground area in the vicinity of the construction machine, and an area setting section to set a monitoring area for detecting an obstacle, and to modify the monitoring area according to the inclination information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sho Fujiwara, Tomofumi Okada
  • Patent number: 11347978
    Abstract: To suppress a sense of strangeness caused by mode transition when images obtained from a plurality of image capturing devices are fused. According to the present disclosure, it is provided an image processing apparatus including: a fusion processing unit that fuses a plurality of pieces of image information obtained from each of a plurality of image capturing devices that captures the same subject; and a fusion mode determination unit that determines a mode of the fusion in accordance with the value of a predetermined variable and sets, in accordance with each of a plurality of the modes, the threshold value of the variable for determining the mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Goto, Keisuke Ito
  • Patent number: 11347302
    Abstract: This specification describes a method comprising responding to a first gesture by a first user delimiting a visual virtual reality content portion from visual virtual reality content being consumed by the first user via a first head-mounted display by selecting the delimited visual virtual reality content portion, responding to a second gesture by the first user directed towards a content consumption device associated with a second user by identifying the content consumption device as a recipient of the selected visual virtual reality content portion, and causing the selected visual virtual reality content portion to be provided to the content consumption device for consumption by t second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Francesco Cricri
  • Patent number: 11349843
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices for extending capabilities of an existing application to augment learning of a device in training are disclosed. The method includes: creating on a user device, an authorized session for running a local service application on the user device within an environment of an existing application which runs on a system remote from the user device; displaying a home screen menu which is personalized for a user, selection options to launch the local service application to execute within the existing application to provide extended functionalities to the existing application to augment learning of a device in training, wherein the selection options enable the user device to perform one or more task on the another device, include: resuming activities of a recent task previously performed, updating user's credentials through the training or learning, and starting a new task on the device in training or on another new device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: EDUTECHNOLOGIC, LLC
    Inventors: Brad Henry, Howell Dalton McCullough, IV
  • Patent number: 11348306
    Abstract: A method of processing an image by a device obtaining one or more images including captured images of objects in a target space, generating metadata including information about mapping between the one or more images and a three-dimensional (3D) mesh model used to generate a virtual reality (VR) image of the target space, and transmitting the one or more images and the metadata to a terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-yun Jeong, Do-wan Kim, Yong-gyoo Kim, Gun-hee Lee, Jae-kyeong Lee, Jin-bong Lee, Dai-woong Choi, Hyun-soo Choi
  • Patent number: 11348316
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein include devices, systems, and methods that enable a device to provide a view of virtual elements and a physical environment where the presentation of the virtual elements is based on positioning relative to the physical environment. In one example, a device is configured to detect a change in positioning of a virtual element, for example, when a virtual element is added, moved, or the physical environment around the virtual element is changed. The location of the virtual element in the physical environment is used to detect an attribute of the physical environment upon which the presentation of the virtual element depends. Thus, the device is further configured to detect an attribute (e.g., surface, table, mid-air, etc.) of the physical environment based on the placement of the virtual element and present the virtual element based on the detected attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Burns, Bruno M. Sommer, Timothy R. Oriol
  • Patent number: 11343634
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for rendering an audio signal for a playback to a user is disclosed. In one example, the apparatus is configured to determine information about an orientation of a head of the user using an optical sensor. The apparatus is configured to determine information about an orientation of the optical sensor using an orientation sensor which is arranged in a predetermined positional relationship with respect to the optical sensor. The apparatus is configured to consider the information about the orientation of the optical sensor when determining the information about the orientation of the head. The apparatus is configured to perform a spatial rendering of an audio signal in dependence on the information about the orientation of the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Dominik Häussler, Frederick Melville, Dennis Rosenberger, Stefan Döhla