Special Applications Patents (Class 348/61)
  • Patent number: 11371692
    Abstract: A mirror assembly can include a housing, a mirror, and a light source. In certain embodiments, the mirror includes a light pipe configured to emit a substantially constant amount of light along a periphery of the mirror. In some embodiments, the mirror assembly includes a sensor assembly. The sensor assembly can be configured to adjust the amount of emitted light based on the position of a user in relation to the mirror. Certain embodiments of the mirror include an algorithm to adjust light based on the position of a user relative to the mirror, the level of ambient light, and/or the activation of different light modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, David Wolbert, Joseph Sandor, Orlando Cardenas, Frederick N. Bushroe
  • Patent number: 11355027
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a macroscopic, two or three-dimensional image-making support medium which is a new reinvented version of a conventional utilitarian fine artist's canvas, armature or image support, the novel image support medium facilitates artistic expression and the creation and display of macroscopic art, design or architecture, made therewith, thereupon or therefrom. The invention also relates to various methods of making such novel image-making support mediums and the works of art, design and architecture made with, on and from them. Examples are new works of art, design and architecture made with very thin, light-emitting devices; works of art, design and architecture capable of interactivity, responsiveness and/or change, and works of art, design and architecture with new and extraordinary aesthetic and/or functional properties from the use of nanomaterials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Sydney Hyman
  • Patent number: 11341863
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions for forming an aesthetic work of art, design or architecture made as, from, with and/or on an image support medium. Compositions of the image support mediums generally include one or more light-emitting devices, one or more non-light-emissive devices capable of change, a form that is partially or entirely transparent or translucent, or a combination of these. Examples are made using organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), thin light-emitting devices, electronic paper technology and polymer compositions with an aspect of their permanence enhanced. Among other variations of the invention are works prepared with a composition or a means of display or installation that optimizes or enhances them aesthetically. The invention also relates to a method for preparing the composition and the image support medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Sydney Hyman
  • Patent number: 11326955
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an intelligent flame detection apparatus and method using an infrared thermogram, which combine a conventional flame detector with an infrared thermographic camera and an infrared thermogram processing technology, and which enable whether a flame signal received from a flame sensor is an allowed flame or an artificial flame to be accurately detected, thereby improving the accuracy of fire alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HANSUN ST(SECURITY TECHNOLOGY) INC.
    Inventor: Suun Kim
  • Patent number: 11306500
    Abstract: The invention relates to a swimming pool cleaning system comprising a cleaning apparatus (10) to be immersed in the pool, the system further comprising at least one moving image acquisition means (30) secured to a float (31) via a flexible tie (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE
    Inventor: Philippe Pichon
  • Patent number: 11256061
    Abstract: An optical element driving device is described that includes a fixed portion having supporting holes, a holding member having a supporting surface formed by a supporting portion supporting an optical element, and a supporting shaft supporting the holding member with respect to the fixed portion in a rockable manner. The supporting shaft has two end portions of cylindrical shape for the supporting holes, and a center portion with first and second outer peripheral surface. The first outer peripheral surface is flush with an outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical shape along an axis line of the cylindrical shape. The second outer peripheral surface is located further inside than the first outer peripheral surface. A center of the first outer peripheral surface is on the supporting surface, and the entire second outer peripheral surface is closer to the first outer peripheral surface than the supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: NEW SHICOH MOTOR CO., LTD
    Inventor: Noriyuki Washio
  • Patent number: 11248963
    Abstract: Process for measuring emission for a flame in an open combustion environment. A captured image is received from each of a plurality of image capturing devices in at least one selected spectral band. Each of the plurality of image capturing devices is trained on the flame from the combustion process from a different perspective view angle. A spectral path length of the flame in the at least one spectral band is estimated from the captured images. Emitted radiance of the flame is estimated from the captured images, and a temperature of the flame is estimated from the estimated emitted radiance. A gas species concentration of the flame is estimated from the temperature of the flame and the spectral path length of the flame. Emission for the flame is measured from the gas species concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Kraus, Matthew Martin, Kwong Wing Au, Sharath Venkatesha
  • Patent number: 11238771
    Abstract: An electronic device according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a housing; a display panel disposed inside the housing; a display driver circuit electrically connected to the display panel; and a processor for generating a background image output through the display panel to transmit the same to the display driver circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: Jongkon Bae, Yohan Lee, Yunpyo Hong, Dongkyoon Han
  • Patent number: 11227007
    Abstract: A system for managing images obtains an image that is captured by an image capture device at an image capture position and an image capture time; and stores the image, the image capture position, and the image capture time. The system further determines a position of a subject included in the image based on the image capture position. The system further stores index information comprising a target identifier of the subject, the position of the subject, and the image capture time in association with the stored image. The system further determines index information corresponding to the search instruction when obtaining a search instruction of the image; and extracts the image corresponding to the determined index information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: OBAYASHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuma Nakabayashi, Tomoya Kaneko, Masashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11199714
    Abstract: A transformative, collapsible, portable and versatile personal display system is disclosed having a compact, lightweight collapsible structure enabling applications from eyeglass form virtual, augmented, mixed or experimental reality to a comfortable, portable wristwatch form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventor: Dennis Solomon
  • Patent number: 11181817
    Abstract: A pylon-mounted camera assembly, comprising a pylon, the pylon comprising a first face, a second face, a third face and a fourth face, the first fact adjacent to the second face such that the first and second faces form a first corner, the third face adjacent to the fourth face such that the third and fourth faces form a second corner, wherein a diagonal axis intersects the first and second corners; a first aperture at least partially embedded within the first corner of the pylon; and, a first camera adjustably positioned within the first aperture, the first camera facing upwardly, the first camera comprising an optical axis wherein the optical axis is adjustably arranged to intersect the diagonal axis of the pylon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Admiral Video, LLC
    Inventor: Paul M. Halsey
  • Patent number: 11184332
    Abstract: A user terminal device is provided. The user terminal device includes a storage configured to store identification information of an external electronic device sharing a predetermined encryption scheme; a communicator comprising communication circuitry; and a processor configured to control the user terminal device to: encrypt a request input in an encryption mode based on the predetermined encryption scheme, transmit the encrypted request including the identification information of the electronic device to an external server through the communicator, and decrypt and provide an encrypted response based on the predetermined encryption scheme, based on the encrypted response to the encrypted request being obtained from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Younghun Jeong, Intae Jeon, Jiyeon Choi
  • Patent number: 11150101
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to provide an improved device for positioning information at a location in an image. Hence the invention provides a device (100) for positioning information (18) at a location (17) in an image (13), the device (100) comprising: a detector (10) for recording the image (13), the image (13) comprising a light source (14), wherein a lighting characteristic (15) of the light source (14) comprises a code (16) indicative of the information (18) and the location (17) where to position the information (18) in the image (13); a processor (11) arranged for processing the image (13) to retrieve the code (16), retrieving the information (18) indicated by the code (16), retrieving the location (17) indicated by the code (16), processing the image (13) into a processed image (19) by positioning the information (18) at the location (17) in the image (13); an image rendering device (12) for rendering the processed image (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Jérôme Eduard Maes, Dirk Valentinus René Engelen, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis
  • Patent number: 11134282
    Abstract: A section-specific video data stream is derived by reducing a video data stream pertaining an entire scene with conservation of conformance by use of a file format and incorporating slices into which tiles of a set of tiles are encoded which forms the section, are incorporated into a set of one or more source tracks and a set of one or more gathering tracks including construction instructions is used in order to indicate a synthesis of the section-specific video data stream by signaling replacements of certain portions of the slices and instructing to copy certain portions of the slices. Further, there is described a concept pertaining an indication of a position of a region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Skupin, Yago Sánchez, Thomas Schierl, Cornelius Hellge, Karsten Grüneberg
  • Patent number: 11120651
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and a system for recording data from the borescopic inspection meaning checking whether defects occur in equipment consists of components with a borescope, the method comprising: (1) constructing the hierarchical structure of components in the equipment; the hierarchical structures of components include two levels of Module and Part, the Module comprising one or more Part(s); (2) defining the general description template of the defects; (3) defining the evaluation template for the inspection results of the Part(s); (4) defining the conclusion template of defects on Module; (5) standardizing input of data from the borescopic inspection; (6) concluding based on data from the borescopic inspection. According to the present invention, it provides an excellent measurement method for improving the reliability of modular mechanical products through quantizing the overall trend of internal defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Lin Cheng
  • Patent number: 11115512
    Abstract: Hand-held devices combine smartphones and electronic binoculars. In “in-phone” embodiments, binocular functionality is integrated directly into the housing or body of a smartphone modified in accordance with the invention, whereas, in “in-case” embodiments, the binoculars are integrated into a case to receive a smartphone which may be of conventional design. In either case, components within the phone may be used for image manipulation, image storage, and/or sending and receiving/streaming stereoscopic/3D motion imagery. The objective lenses for the binoculars are preferably supported on or in one of the longer side edges of the phone or case, whereas the display magnifying eyepieces are preferably associated with the opposing longer side edge of the phone or case. As such, in use, a user holds the phone or case in a generally horizontal plane during use as binoculars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: John G. Posa
  • Patent number: 11098878
    Abstract: A light source is provided with a digitally addressable lampshade that includes a plurality of regions of controllable opacity. Systems and methods are described for controlling the digital lampshade. In an exemplary embodiment, an addressable lampshade effects a time-varying pattern of changes to the opacity of the regions to generate a lamp identification pattern. A lamp is identified from the patterns by a camera-equipped mobile device. The mobile device then causes the identified lamp to generate a position-determining pattern of light. The mobile device determines its own position relative to the lamp based on the pattern of light received by the camera. The mobile device then instructs the digital lampshade, according to user input, to allow illumination or to provide shade at the determined position of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PCMS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: James Robarts
  • Patent number: 11094408
    Abstract: A medication confirmation method and apparatus for confirming administration of medication employing an inhalable medication administration apparatus. The method of an embodiment of the invention includes the steps of capturing one or more video sequences of a user administering medication employing the inhalable medication administration apparatus, storing the captured one or more video sequences, capturing one or more audio sequences of the user administering medication employing the inhalable medication administration apparatus and storing the captured one or more audio sequences. At least one of the stored video sequences and at least one of the stored audio sequences are then analyzed to confirm that the user has properly administered the medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: AIC Innovations Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Hanina, Gordon Kessler, Lei Guan, Dehua Lai
  • Patent number: 11093753
    Abstract: A visual SLAM system comprises a plurality of keyframes including a keyframe, a current keyframe, and a previous keyframe, a dual dense visual odometry configured to provide a pairwise transformation estimate between two of the plurality of keyframes, a frame generator configured to create keyframe graph, a loop constraint evaluator adds a constraint to the receiving keyframe graph, and a graph optimizer configured to produce a map with trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Soohwan Kim, Benzun Pious Wisely Babu, Zhixin Yan, Liu Ren
  • Patent number: 11085794
    Abstract: A surveying device 3 configured to perform a survey by tracking, as a survey target, a prism 13 attached to a camera 11 of a movable imaging device 2, includes an electronic distance meter 33 configured to measure a distance to the survey target; a horizontal angle detector 41 and a vertical angle detector 42 each configured to measure an angle; a main body 3a supporting these members; a time obtainer 47 configured to obtain a GPS time from a GPS satellite; a tilt sensor 48 configured to detect a posture of the main body 3a; a calibrator 49 configured to calibrate the tilt sensor 48; and a survey controller 40 that causes the calibrator 49 to perform calibration during a period in which the time obtainer 47 obtains the GPS time, as an advance preparation to be performed before the measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Topcon Corporation
    Inventor: Motohiro Miyajima
  • Patent number: 11088763
    Abstract: An optical wireless transmission device according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a modulation unit for receiving input of a first input signal and outputting a first output signal; and a light source control unit for controlling a first light source in accordance with the first output signal. The first output signal repeats “0” and “1” in a first phase during clock time if a binary value of the first input signal is 0, and repeats “0” and “1” in a phase opposite from the first phase during the clock time if a binary value of the first input signal is 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: KOOKMIN UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY ACADEMY COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Yeong Min Jang, Van Trang Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11074217
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a camera, a storage, and a processor configured to store an image photographed by the camera and metadata of the image in the storage, the processor is further configured to identify whether first information related to the image is obtainable, based on the first information not being obtainable, generate metadata related to the first information based on second information, and store the generated metadata as metadata of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun-beom Kwon, Ki-chul Kim, Han-nam Kim, Su-jin Cho
  • Patent number: 11050931
    Abstract: A control device according to an embodiment of the present technology includes an acquisition section, a block control section, and a calculator. The acquisition section acquires an image signal of a tissue of a living body irradiated with laser light and on which image-capturing has been performed. The block control section controls a size of a pixel block according to an image-capturing condition for the image-capturing on the tissue of a living body. The calculator calculates speckle data based on the acquired image signal, using the pixel block of which the size is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Goro Fujita, Tetsuro Kuwayama, Takeshi Matsui
  • Patent number: 11048346
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide a digital pen for a computing device. As an example, the digital pen includes a barrel, a camera mounted along a length of the barrel, and a first set of magnetic members to magnetically couple to a second set of magnetic members of a computing device. Upon the first and second sets of magnetic members magnetically coupling with each other, the camera is to activate for use with the computing device for videoconferencing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ricky Thomas Burks, Tony Moon
  • Patent number: 11039900
    Abstract: An illumination system for a room comprises a light assembly comprising at least one illumination source configured to selectively direct at least one light emission in an operating region of the room. The system further comprises an imager configured to capture image data in a field of view in the room. A controller is in communication with the light assembly and the imager. The controller is configured to detect a position of the marker in the image data and control the light assembly to direct the at least one light emission within the operating region based on the position of the marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignees: GENTEX CORPORATION, MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Bradley R. Hamlin, David M. Falb, Jeremy A. Schut, Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Mark A. VanVuuren, David J. Wright
  • Patent number: 11039205
    Abstract: Detection of whether a video is a fake video derived from an original video and altered is undertaken using a block chain that either forbids adding to the block chain copies of original videos that have been altered or indicating in the block chain that an altered video has been altered. Image fingerprinting techniques are described for determining whether video sought to be added to block chain has been altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyong Ye, Warren Benedetto
  • Patent number: 10988993
    Abstract: A sheave wheel assembly includes a housing; a wheel attached to the housing and configured to rotate relative to the housing; an imaging system attached to the housing and configured to obtain images of a surrounding of the sheave wheel assembly; and a transceiver attached to the housing and configured to send the images in a wireless manner to a ground control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GEODYNAMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Phillip Phelps, Rick Wallace, Cameron Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 10986287
    Abstract: A method of capturing a photo using a mobile device is described. The method comprises detecting a signature motion of the mobile device; capturing video using a camera of the mobile device upon detecting the signature motion; and automatically identifying a start frame and an end frame of the captured images using neural networks. A mobile device for capturing a photo is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: David Liu, Michael Polley, Youngjun F. Yoo, Hamid Rahim Sheikh, Kaimo Lin, George Chen, Chenchi Luo
  • Patent number: 10960961
    Abstract: Systems and methods for configurable dive masks in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. In one embodiment, a configurable dive mask including a dive mask frame, at least one lens located within the dive mask frame, a display device viewable through the at least one lens, a processor, a dive device data circuit that obtains dive device data from a set of sensor devices, a configuration interface circuit that communicates with configuration devices to obtain configuration data when the configuration interface is above water; and memory storing configuration data and dive device data, wherein the processor receives configuration data via the configuration interface, receives dive device data via the dive device interface, determines a portion of the dive device data to display based upon the configuration data, and displays dive device data in accordance with configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Pelagic Pressure Systems Corp.
    Inventor: Michael S. Hollis
  • Patent number: 10965925
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit configured to capture an infrared image and generate image data, a holding unit configured to hold a plurality of color palettes, a conversion unit configured to convert the image data into image data for display based on a the color palette of the plurality of color palettes; and a determination unit configured to determine, from among the plurality of color palettes, the color palette that is to be used by the conversion unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Osamu Yonishi
  • Patent number: 10953545
    Abstract: A system and method for autonomous navigation using a visual sparse map. The system includes a robotic device having an RGB-D camera, a processor and a storage device storing computer executable code. The computer executable code is configured to: obtain the visual sparse map based on captured RGB-D images; capture an RGB image; acquire a current pose of the robotic device; find a keyframes nearest to the current pose of the robotic device; find a target waypoint that is ahead of the nearest keyframe at about a pre-defined distance; compute transition velocity and rotation velocity of the robotic device based on relative location between the robotic device and the target waypoint; and control operation of the robotic device using the computed transition velocity and rotation velocity to achieve autonomous navigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: Beijing Jingdong Shangke Information Technology Co., Ltd., JD.com American Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Soonhac Hong
  • Patent number: 10951310
    Abstract: A communication method including: determining whether a terminal is capable of performing visible light communication; when the terminal is determined to be capable of performing the visible light communication, obtaining a decode target image by an image sensor capturing a subject whose luminance changes, and obtaining, from a striped pattern appearing in the decode target image, first identification information transmitted by the subject; and when the terminal is determined to be incapable of performing the visible light communication in the determining pertaining to the visible light communication, obtaining a captured image by the image sensor capturing the subject, specifying a predetermined specific region by performing edge detection on the captured image, and obtaining, from a line pattern in the specific region, second identification information transmitted by the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki Aoyama, Mitsuaki Oshima
  • Patent number: 10949998
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide an indoor positioning device, a movable device including the same, a method for positioning a movable device in an indoor space and a computer-readable medium. The indoor positioning device includes an imaging unit for capturing image information of at least one of a plurality of luminaires which are located at a top of the indoor space, a storage unit for storing information of a luminaire Voronoi diagram includes a plurality of Voronoi diagram units, each Voronoi diagram unit includes a generator which is located in a projection of a respective luminaire of the plurality of luminaires on a horizontal plane of the indoor space, and a processor for receiving the image information and the information of the luminaire Voronoi diagram, and calculate a position of the imaging unit in the indoor space based on the image information and the information of the luminaire Voronoi diagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cheng Liu
  • Patent number: 10942698
    Abstract: A control method of a display system including a plurality of display devices includes: transmitting, by each of the plurality of display devices, management information including identification information indicating that grouping is supported; acquiring, by a first display device as one of the plurality of display devices, the management information transmitted from a second display device; transmitting, by the first display device, connection information necessary for wireless connection to the first display device to the second display device; and wirelessly connecting, by the second display device, to the first display device based on the connection information, when the second display device receives the connection information from the first display device, to thereby participate in a group of the first display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiko Honda
  • Patent number: 10932649
    Abstract: A system may control an illuminator to illuminate a surgical site with non-white light and control a camera to capture light reflected from the surgical site. The camera may separate the captured light into a plurality of color components. The plurality of color components may be captured by the camera as a plurality of sets of pixels of a frame in a video stream, and each set of the plurality of sets of pixels may be in a different color channel of the camera. The system may further control, based on color component characteristics of the light captured by the camera, the illuminator to configure the non-white light such that each color channel of the camera has an about equal response to the light captured by the camera for a subsequently captured frame in the video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey DiCarlo, Stephen J. Blumenkranz, Brian D. Hoffman, Geoff Richmond, Tao Zhao
  • Patent number: 10925675
    Abstract: An optical imaging system for imaging a target during a medical procedure. The imaging system includes an optical assembly including moveable zoom optics and moveable focus optics. The system includes a zoom actuator and a focus actuator for positioning the zoom and focus optics, respectively. The system includes a controller for controlling the zoom and focus actuators independently in response to received control input. The system includes a camera for capturing an image of the target from the optical assembly. The system may be capable of performing autofocus during a medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Tammy Kee-Wai Lee, Michael Frank Gunter Wood, Cameron Anthony Piron, Brent Andrew Bailey, Sagar Saxena, Sean Adrian Conroy, Kamyar Abhari, Kai Michael Hynna, Gal Sela, Kelly Noel Dyer, Joshua Lee Richmond
  • Patent number: 10893260
    Abstract: An augmented reality (AR) headset includes a depth camera assembly that combines stereo imaging with structured light (SL) to generate depth information for an area of interest. The depth camera assembly includes at least two image capture devices and a SL illuminator and determines an imaging mode based on a signal to noise ratio or spatial variance of images captured by one or more of the cameras. Different imaging modes correspond to different operation of one or more image capture devices and the SL illuminator. The depth camera assembly includes different ranges of signal to noise ratios that each correspond to an imaging mode, and the depth camera assembly configures the image capture devices and the SL illuminator based on an imaging mode associated with a range of signal to noise ratios including the signal to noise ratio of a captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Daniel Trail, Alexander Jobe Fix
  • Patent number: 10893184
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electronic device and a method for processing an image. A method of the electronic device according to various embodiments can comprise the operations of: obtaining, using an image sensor, a plurality of images including a first image and a second image corresponding to external objects, providing, using the image sensor, at least a part of processed images of the plurality of images as a preview image; detecting image information based on at least the preview image; storing, in a buffer, images including at least the first and second images of the plurality of images; and synthesising, in response to an image capture related input, an image set including at least the first and second images of the images stored in the buffer using the image information so as to create a third image. In addition, the present invention may include other embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Sung-Hwan Moon, Jeong-Hwan Min, Dae-Yun Park, Min-Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 10887554
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile terminal including a plurality of cameras having different FOVs, the mobile terminal including: a display for displaying a preview sensed by an activated camera among the plurality of cameras; and a controller configured to control the plurality of cameras and the display, wherein the controller is configured for: controlling the display to output multi-previews of the plurality of cameras in response to a first signal indicating outputting the multi-previews of the plurality of cameras; when a camera of a field of view (FOV) smaller than a FOV of an activated camera among the plurality of cameras is deactivated, cropping a preview sensed by the activated camera and generating a preview of the deactivated camera using the cropped preview.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jiwon Yun, Eunyoung Noh, Seungmin Yang
  • Patent number: 10873680
    Abstract: A communication apparatus that communicates with an external apparatus includes a transmission unit that transmits, to the external apparatus via a first relay apparatus, connection information that the external apparatus uses to directly communicate with the communication apparatus and a control unit that controls direct communication with the external apparatus when disconnection of communication with the external apparatus via the first relay apparatus is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideaki Ohshima
  • Patent number: 10863100
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a determination unit configured to perform detection processing for detecting a volume of a sound obtained by sound obtaining unit corresponding to imaging unit, determine whether the volume is not less than a threshold, and execute volume determination processing for outputting a determination result, a change control unit configured to perform first change control for changing an imaging direction in the imaging unit, and a control unit configured to control to change control associated with the volume determination processing when the first change control is executed by the change control unit and the second change control is executed by the change control unit, so as not to set a state in which the first change control is performed, upon execution of the second change control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 10843816
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of aircrafts and provides a photographic assembly applied to an aircraft, where the aircraft includes a vehicle body. The photographic assembly includes: a vibration absorption member, a frame provided at the periphery of the vehicle body and connected to the vehicle body through a vibration absorption member, a gimbal connected to the frame and a camera connected to the gimbal. The frame of the photographic assembly in embodiments of the present invention can be mounted on unmanned aerial vehicle bodies of different specifications and the frame is sleeved over the vehicle body, so that the structure of the vehicle body can be designed compactly. The embodiments of the present invention further provide an unmanned aerial vehicle having the photographic assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: AUTEL ROBOTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Feng Ni
  • Patent number: 10819758
    Abstract: A system and method are presented for the creation and management of live audio-visual streams between multiple parties. An organizing computer system requests a system server to establish a stream with a limited, preset number of slots. Other computer systems request to join the stream. Once the present number of slots is filled, a queue is established for waiting computer systems. Participating computer systems can be limited in their participation to a present time period, after which they are removed from the streams. Removal of one computer system from the stream opens a slot for another, which is filed from the queue of waiting computer systems. The queue can be sorted through a variety of means, including FIFO and auction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: See A Star LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth F. Krutsch, Emma C. Aversa
  • Patent number: 10810728
    Abstract: Semi-automated (with manual feeding) and fully automated (with automated feeding) solutions for using a vision system to evaluate shield trim quality on shielded cables. The vision system uses a multiplicity of cameras and a corresponding multiplicity of mirrors in order to achieve a 360-degree view of the cable segment to be inspected. Cables to be inspected are positioned in a repeatable location based on the strip length of the cable (where the edge of the cable jacket is located relative to the end of the cable). The processing system receives a live image feed from the camera system and then uses color and dimensional analysis of the acquired images to determine whether the shield trim meets quality control specifications or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Grace L. Duncan, Bradley J. Mitchell, Damien O. Martin
  • Patent number: 10805517
    Abstract: The accessory apparatus includes an accessory communicator providing, with an image-capturing apparatus, three channels that are a notification channel, a first data communication channel and a second data communication channel. The image-capturing apparatus and the accessory apparatus are each configured to have a function of switching the second data communication channel between a first setting in which the data transmission from the image-capturing apparatus to the accessory apparatus is allowed and a second setting in which data transmission from the accessory apparatus to the image-capturing apparatus is allowed, The accessory controller is configured to, in response to receiving from the image-capturing apparatus through the notification channel a first notice indicating completion of switching from the first setting to the second setting in the image-capturing apparatus, switch from the first setting to the second setting in the accessory apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takahito Nakamichi
  • Patent number: 10799803
    Abstract: A multi-dimensional theatre based on a mechanical arm type roller coaster comprises a track, a track traffic control system, static scenes and dynamic scenes arranged based on a travelling path of the track and various special effect devices coordinated with a plot, and a plurality of mechanical arm type riding devices travelling on the track. The top of both wings of the track is combined with a wheel train of the riding devices, wherein the travel of the riding devices is controlled by the track traffic control system. Multiple groups of friction wheels driven by respective electric motors are mounted in parallel on the main body of the track. The electric motors are fixedly mounted within the main body via multiple groups of corresponding adjustable brackets. The riding devices comprises a roller coaster chassis and a mechanical arm, wherein a seat is mounted at an end of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: DALIAN WANDA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhanghong Hu, Yuan Wang, Yong Mei, Hengsheng Fu, Miao Wang, Chuzhu Feng
  • Patent number: 10789468
    Abstract: A method of performing context-based autonomous perception is provided. The method includes acquiring perception sensor data as an image by an autonomous perception system that includes a processing system coupled to a perception sensor system. Feature extraction is performed on the image by the autonomous perception system. The feature extraction identifies one or more features in the image. Contextual information associated with one or more conditions present upon acquiring the perception sensor data is determined. One or more labeled reference images are retrieved from at least one of a contextually-indexed database based on the contextual information, a feature-indexed database based on at least one of the features extracted, and a combined contextually- and feature-indexed database. The image is parsed, and one or more semantic labels are transferred from the one or more labeled reference images to form a semantically labeled version of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hongcheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10778914
    Abstract: A portable multispectral imaging device comprises a first image sensing module, including at least one lens module and an image sensor. The image sensor is configured to acquire a plurality of images of light radiation, passing through the lens module, and the images include at least one first visible light image and an invisible light image. The center of the lens module and the center of the image sensor are aligned on an optical axis. Moreover, a plurality of light sources including at least one invisible light source are arranged to surround the first image sensing module. A flat-panel display module configured to show an image including the acquired images and previously saved images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Zhongshou Huang
  • Patent number: 10775949
    Abstract: Touchscreen mirror device (100) comprising a touchscreen panel (10) and a mirror surface (20). The touchscreen panel (10) comprises a grid of capacitive sensors (12) for detecting a position of an input object such as a fingertip (F) near the touchscreen panel (10). The mirror surface (20) is configured to at least partially reflect a mirror image (M) at a front side of the mirror surface (20). The mirror surface (20) comprises a reflective metal layer (21) divided in separate metal islands (21a,21b) that are electrically isolated from each other by a single contiguous gap (G) for allowing the capacitive sensor (12) to detect a position of the input object through the mirror surface (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Godlieb, Jeroen Christian Nijdam
  • Patent number: 10733739
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and system for displaying a target image based on a robot. The method includes successively acquiring video frame images; when a following target in an acquired kth-frame picture is detected, detecting information of a position of the following target in the kth-frame picture; displaying the kth-frame picture at a position of a k+N+1th frame in a time axis, and marking the position of the following target in the kth-frame picture, N being a number of pictures acquired within a detection cycle; sequentially predicting positions of the following target in acquired k+N+1th to k+2N?1th-frame pictures according to the position information of the following target in the kth-frame picture; and sequentially displaying the k+N+1th to k+2N?1th-frame pictures and the predicted positions of the following target at positions of the k+N+2th to k+2Nth frames in the time axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Nanjing AvatarMind Robot Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yangyang Xie, Changye Guo