Special Applications Patents (Class 348/61)
  • Patent number: 10647011
    Abstract: A networked shaving appliance system includes: (a) a shaving appliance including a handle and a shaving head cartridge connected to the handle and motion, orientation, and/or pressure sensors associated with the handle and/or shaving head cartridge; (b) a sensor circuit connected to receive sensor signals and generate shave event information from the sensor signals; (c) a network circuit wirelessly connected with a computer network and communicating at least the shave event information to the computer network; and (d) a computerized tool operating, at least in part, on a computerized user device connected to the computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Susan Clare Robinson, Balasundram Periasamy Amavasai, Matthew Lloyd Barker, Kate Budds, Ian Anthony Good, Robert Hinkle, Faiz Feisal Sherman, Nigel Weston, Matthew Stephen Bauer
  • Patent number: 10640216
    Abstract: A projection system for use with an aircraft seat includes a cassette frame defining an open ended cavity, a front panel configured to couple to a front of the cassette frame to enclose the cavity, and a projector system held in the cavity. The cassette frame includes a rear panel, an upper panel extending outwardly away from the rear panel, a lower panel extending outwardly away from the rear panel, and first and second side panels extending outwardly from the rear panel. The rear panel, the upper panel, the lower panel and the first and second side panels define an open ended cavity. The projector system and the front panel are configured such that an image and/or video projected by the projector system is projected from the cavity through the front panel. The cassette frame is sized and configured to be received and releasably held in an aircraft seatback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lori Elizabeth Salazar, Jeffrey S. Everhart
  • Patent number: 10638643
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a casing and substrates. The casing includes a plurality of fins including hollow fins. The substrates are inserted in the hollow fins so as to be sandwiched between inner walls of the hollow fins in a contact or non-contact manner, and that include electronic circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiro Furuya
  • Patent number: 10592932
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure provides an intelligent dresser and a corresponding cloud expert device. The intelligent dresser introduces the cloud expert device on the basis of a conventional dresser to implement a customized recommendation of cosmetic product. The embodiment of the present disclosure meets the requirement of user's personalized and specialized requirements on cosmetic product caring to get a more targeted and effective skin care and dressing. Meanwhile, the embodiment of the present disclosure also provides a virtual dresser based on a mobile terminal, and has a good application prospect and valuable market.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Gu, Junmin Sun, Zhongcheng Gui, Hongli Ding, Kai Zhao, Yifei Zhang, Ying Zhang
  • Patent number: 10592764
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reconstructing a document from a series of document images. An example method comprises: receiving a plurality of image frames, wherein each image frame of the plurality of image frames contains at least a part of an image of an original document; identifying a plurality of visual features in the plurality of image frames; performing spatial alignment of the plurality of image frames based on matching the identified visual features; splitting each of the plurality of image frames into a plurality of image fragments; identifying one or more text-depicting image fragments among the plurality of image fragments; associating each identified text-depicting image fragment with an image frame in which that image fragment has an optimal value of a pre-defined quality metric among values of the quality metric for that image fragment in the plurality of image frames; and producing a reconstructed image frame by blending image fragments from the associated image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ABBYY Production LLC
    Inventors: Vasily Loginov, Ivan Zagaynov, Irina Karatsapova
  • Patent number: 10591407
    Abstract: Provided is an excrement analysis device capable of analyzing urine and feces simultaneously without increasing a burden of maintenance. The excrement analysis device 10 of the present invention includes: a light source 20 that emits an inspection light toward an inspection area in a toilet bowl; spectroscopic information acquisition means 30 that receives an inspection light emitted toward the inspection area and acquires spectroscopic information from the received inspection light; and analysis means 40 that extracts a first space containing the largest amount of urine components and a second space containing the largest amount of fecal components from the acquired spectroscopic information, and outputs a result of analysis of urine and feces on the basis of spectroscopic information regarding the first space and the second space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Akagawa, Masahiro Kubo, Katsumi Abe, Kimiyasu Takoh, Ersin Altintas, Yuji Ohno, Tetsuri Ariyama
  • Patent number: 10586317
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display screen provides drawing directions to guide a user to create artwork on a physical medium. The electronic device displays a first drawing direction for drawing a portion of a subject on a physical medium, and prompts a user for a user input indicating completion of the first drawing direction by the user. Upon receiving the prompted user input, the electronic device displays a second drawing direction for drawing another portion of the subject on the physical medium. The subject may be based on a computer-animated movie title. The first drawing direction may include a representation of a virtual host, which is also based on a computer-animated character from a computer-animated movie title.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.
    Inventors: Scott Larocca, Campbell McGrouther
  • Patent number: 10582240
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments relate to entertainment systems and, more particularly, certain exemplary embodiments relate to jukebox systems that incorporate digital downloading jukebox features along with karaoke jukebox and/or photo booth features. A combined karaoke/photo booth/jukebox may enable more integrated performance-like experiences in an in-home or out-of-home location or venue. By leveraging vast audio media libraries, trusted rights-respecting network infrastructure, and on-site image/video capturing from integrated recorders and/or remote portable devices, a more sociable experience may be created for karaoke jukebox patrons, e.g., where custom content can be generated and shared in a safe and legally appropriate manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TouchTunes Music Corporation
    Inventors: Ed Rivera, Michael Tooker, Francois Guy, Francois Beaumier, Charles Battle, Mounir Khenfir, Charles Garneau
  • Patent number: 10564675
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a display unit disposed on a front surface and including a first portion and a second portion formed to be rotatable with respect to a boundary portion formed on one side of the first portion so as to be in a state in which the second portion covers the first portion or a state in which the second portion does not cover the first portion, a first sensing unit disposed on a left end of the terminal body and generating a first signal on the basis of a movement of the left end, a second sensing unit disposed on the right end of the terminal body and generating a second signal on the basis of a movement of the right end, and a controller controlling at least one of functions executable on the terminal on the basis of the first signal and the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hokyung Ka, Chul Park, Jaedong Kim, Kyoungho Lee, Jinho Cho
  • Patent number: 10528037
    Abstract: A system tag identifying a device of a process control loop is determined/derived from a unique identifier of the device while the loop is communicatively disconnected from a process plant's back-end environment or control room. The system tag may be stored at the device itself or at a proxy that is disposed in the field of the process plant (e.g., at another component of the loop). One or more commissioning activities that include the device are performed in the field using the device's system tag, and at least some of the field commissioning activities may be automatically triggered based on the derivation of system tag. Upon the loop being communicatively connected to the back-end environment of the plant, the device's system tag known to the loop in the field is synchronized with the device's system tag known to the back-end of the process plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Larry O. Jundt, Cristopher Ian S. Uy, Deborah R. Colclazier, Sergio Diaz, Gary K. Law, Julian K. Naidoo, Daniel R. Strinden, Kent A. Burr, Neil J. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10531192
    Abstract: A set of shielded headphones (1) having speaker housings (6) that are electroplated to provide metallic surfaces to create a Faraday cage around each speaker (5) contained therein. The protective metallic encasement prevents electromagnetic radiation from interfering with the speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: LINSTOL USA, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Russell, Zhong Gui Bin, Alberto de Lucio
  • Patent number: 10523839
    Abstract: Digital media can be automatically transferred between a digital capture device or storage device and one or more other devices with little or no user intervention. Media can be selected for automatic transfer based on one or more media-content or media-context characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Nathan Millikan
  • Patent number: 10498946
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a first wireless communication unit, a second wireless communication unit, a control unit that remotely controls an imaging apparatus in a mode selected from among a plurality of modes including a first mode for remotely controlling the imaging apparatus via the first wireless communication unit and a second mode for remotely controlling the imaging apparatus via the second wireless communication unit, a display unit, wherein the control unit controls the display unit to display an item for inputting an instruction to cause the imaging apparatus to capture an image, wherein, in the first mode, the control unit controls the display unit to display the item in a first size, and wherein, in the second mode, the control unit controls the display unit to display the item in a second size that is larger than the first size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Torikai
  • Patent number: 10431108
    Abstract: Computer-implemented techniques for interactively training a user in performing a predetermined task related to at least one of food safety, workplace safety and food quality using a head wearable device are provided. The head wearable device comprises a digital display positioned within a field of view of the user, a camera to capture visual data from a first-person perspective, a user input device to provide control signals, and a processor. A series of steps are visually presented on the digital display in a predetermined order to direct the user through a process of performing the task. Visual data captured by the camera and the control signals provided from the user input device are analyzed during performance of one or more steps of the task. The computer-implemented techniques evaluate the user's performance of the one or more steps based on analysis of the visual data and the control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NSF International
    Inventors: Thomas Chestnut, Jennifer Leighanne Tong
  • Patent number: 10397468
    Abstract: A recorded image sharing system that detects a predetermined trigger and displays, on a display unit of an operator terminal, a recorded image of a predetermined time including the detected predetermined trigger among recorded images is provided. The recorded image sharing system 1 shares a recorded image of a captured image captured by a wearable terminal 10 with a connected operator terminal 20. The recorded image sharing system 1 includes a recording module 201 that records captured images captured by the wearable terminal 10, a detecting unit 204 that detects a predetermined trigger, and a display control unit 206 that displays, on a display unit 24 of the operator terminal 20, a recorded image of a predetermined time including the detected predetermined trigger among the recorded images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: OPTIM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunji Sugaya
  • Patent number: 10389944
    Abstract: The effect of blur in digital images of an imaging device is corrected by displaying a preview image of a scene to be captured in a user interface of a device. A user input designates a first subject in the preview image and a plurality of images that include the first subject and a second subject are captured. The plurality of images are processed to obtain a combined image, taking into account at least one of a focal length of a lens of the imaging device and a zoom level of a lens of the imaging device, and the combined image includes the first subject and the second subject, the first subject in the combined image is substantially blur free, and the second subject in the combined image is blurred compared to the first image. The combined image is stored in a memory of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: CLEAR IMAGING RESEARCH, LLC
    Inventor: Fatih M. Ozluturk
  • Patent number: 10390017
    Abstract: A compressed image data transmitting device includes a compression unit dividedly reading captured image data from an image capturing element a plurality of times and performing a compression process on the captured image data to generate compressed image data; a determining unit determining whether a compressed image data occupancy ratio is equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold value; and a control unit instructing the compression unit to stop reading the captured image data when the compressed image data occupancy ratio is equal to or larger than the predetermined threshold value. When the captured image data which has not been read from the compression unit is present in the image capturing element, the control unit instructs the image capturing element not to perform the image capturing, and subsequently instructs the image capturing element to perform the image capturing operation after the above-mentioned captured image data is no longer present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hasegawa, Shunsuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10345984
    Abstract: An apparatus for inputting information into a computer includes a 3d sensor that senses 3d information and produces a 3d output The apparatus includes a 2d sensor that senses 2d information and produces a 2d output The apparatus includes a processing unit which receives the 2d and 3d output and produces a combined output that is a function of the 2d and 3d output. A method for inputting information into a computer. The method includes the steps of producing a 3d output with a 3d sensor that senses 3d information. There is the step of producing a 2d output with a 2d sensor that senses 2d information. There is the step of receiving the 2d and 3d output at a processing unit. There is the step of producing a combined output with the processing unit that is a function of the 2d and 3d output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee, Alex Grau, Gerald Seidman
  • Patent number: 10338352
    Abstract: A wide-angle lens system comprises a first lens having a concave aspheric surface and a planar surface, a second lens having a convex aspheric surface and a planar surface, a substrate, wherein the planar surface of the first lens is adjacent to a first side of the substrate and the planar surface of the second lens is adjacent to a second side of the substrate, a third lens behind the second lens having a concave aspheric surface and a planar surface, and a stop disposed between the first lens and the substrate. The planar surface of the third lens is secured to an outermost surface of an image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chuen-Yi Yin, Jau-Jan Deng, Ting-Yu Cheng
  • Patent number: 10334154
    Abstract: A portable electronic device with image capturing capabilities automatically or semi-automatically adjusts one or more image capturing parameters based on an input attribute of user engagement with a single-action haptic input mechanism. For example, the duration for which a single-action control button carried on a frame of the device is pressed automatically determines an image stabilization mode for on-board processing of captured image data. In one example, an above-threshold press duration automatically activates a less rigorous image stabilization mode, while button release before expiry of the threshold automatically activates a more rigorous photo stabilization mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Rong Yan, Liu Liu
  • Patent number: 10306287
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method including receiving, by a server, an input video and extracting features of the input video to produce extracted features. The method also includes comparing the extracted features of the input video with metadata stored in a metadata database storage and incorporating the input video into a matched video corresponding to metadata that matches the extracted features of the input video upon determining that the extracted features of the input video match metadata in the metadata database storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yue Chen, Hong Heather Yu, Hongbing Li, Jianbin Dai, Zhenhua Liu
  • Patent number: 10291835
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including: an image specification condition setting section that sets an image specification condition for an imaging apparatus; and an image specification instruction section that issues an image specification instruction to the imaging apparatus when the image specification condition is satisfied by the imaging apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryogo Ito, Shunsuke Katsumata, Kazuma Akamatsu
  • Patent number: 10275021
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display apparatus of front-of-the-eye mounted type having a camera configured to image portions around the mouth of a user. The display apparatus of front-of-the-eye mounted type includes an around-the-mouth imaging camera arranged at a position where it is practicable to image a mouth movement of a user; and a display control unit configured to display an image based on input information of the user estimated from the mouth movement imaged by the around-the-mouth imaging camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Akio Ohba
  • Patent number: 10264164
    Abstract: A method of correcting imaging errors for a telescope by referencing a field of view of the telescope is used to replace the need of a guide star and the related use of centroid techniques with the guide star. In order to accomplish this, this method uses the full frame of a supplemental camera for both auto-guiding and auto-focusing. All of the guider frame is used to retrieve focus and directionality information for auto-focus, but without the need of a specific guide star. This method uses any astronomical feature and structure, such as galaxies, nebulae, clusters, stars, etc., for retrieving image focus information (from the latest guider frame) to compute auto-focus and related focuser corrections, including the direction of the correction (in or out).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Gaston Daniel Baudat
  • Patent number: 10252162
    Abstract: A method of providing a virtual space. The method includes defining a virtual space by a processor. The method further includes displaying a field of view of the virtual space on a head mounted display device. The method further includes detecting, by the processor, a motion of the user wearing the head mounted display device. The method further includes determining, by the processor, a flying direction for an object in the virtual space in response to the detected motion. The method further includes flying, by the processor, the object within the virtual space in accordance with the flying direction. The method further includes moving, by the processor, the field of view in the flying direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventors: Yuki Kono, Naruatsu Baba
  • Patent number: 10192312
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for measuring a distance to an object using a device (100) having at least two cameras (104, 106) is described. One or more first images including the object are acquired by a first camera of the device and one or more first reference images are acquired by a second camera of the device, while the device is in a first position. One or more second images including the object and one or more second reference images are acquired by cameras of the device, while the device is in a second position, different from the first position. Based on the first and second reference images, information of the displacement of at least one camera of the device between the first and second positions are determined. The distance from the device to the object is calculated based on the first and second images including the object and the determined information on the displacement of the at least one camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: C3D Augmented Reality Solutions LTD
    Inventors: Ozi Egri, Eyal Zak
  • Patent number: 10194070
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a first wireless communication unit, a second wireless communication unit, a control unit that remotely controls an imaging apparatus in a mode selected from among a plurality of modes including a first mode for remotely controlling the imaging apparatus via the first wireless communication unit and a second mode for remotely controlling the imaging apparatus via the second wireless communication unit, a display unit, wherein the control unit controls the display unit to display an item for inputting an instruction to cause the imaging apparatus to capture an image, wherein, in the first mode, the control unit controls the display unit to display the item in a first size, and wherein, in the second mode, the control unit controls the display unit to display the item in a second size that is larger than the first size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Torikai
  • Patent number: 10194069
    Abstract: A camera detects devices, such as other cameras, smart devices, and access points, with which the camera may communicate. The camera may alternate between operating as a wireless station and a wireless access point. The camera may connect to and receive credentials from a device for another device to which it is not connected. In one embodiment, the camera is configured to operate as a wireless access point, and is configured to receive credentials from a smart device operating as a wireless station. The camera may then transfer the credentials to additional cameras, each configured to operate as wireless stations. The camera and additional cameras may connect to a smart device directly or indirectly (for instance, through an access point), and the smart device may change the camera mode of the cameras. The initial modes of the cameras may be preserved and restored by the smart device upon disconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Brockway, III, Jeffrey S. Youel, John S. Chen, Fabrice Barbier
  • Patent number: 10178297
    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: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takahito Nakamichi
  • Patent number: 10171740
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for use in a digital imaging device for correcting image blur in digital images by combining plurality of images. The plurality of images that are combined include a main subject that can be selected by user input or automatically by the digital imaging device. Blur correction can be performed to make the main subject blur-free while the rest of the image is blurred. All of the image may be made blur-free or the main subject can be made blur-free at the expense of the rest of the image. Result is a blur corrected image that is recorded in a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Clear Imaging Research, LLC
    Inventor: Fatih M. Ozluturk
  • Patent number: 10158902
    Abstract: Streaming and storing video for audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices in accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure are provided. In one embodiment, a method for an A/V recording and communication device comprises: recording video image data; executing a write operation to write the video image data at a write rate; executing a read operation to read the video image data at a first read rate that is greater than the write rate; continuing to read the video image data at the first read rate until the read operation catches up to the write operation; reading the video image data at a second read rate equal to the write rate; and transmitting streaming video to a client device, wherein a beginning portion of the streaming video is streamed at a first stream rate and thereafter streaming at a second stream rate less than the first stream rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Roth, Trevor Phillips, Jason Gluckman
  • Patent number: 10115276
    Abstract: A multifunctional portable surveillance device having a strap and a first and second end modules disposed on the opposite ends of the strap. A first electronic device resides within the first end module, and the second electronic device resides within the second end module. The strap is configured to straddle an object, whereby the first and the second electronic devices are positioned on the opposite sides of the object. The surveillance device has a control unit. The device further includes a sensor configured to detect a predefined event. A network of connectors resides within the strap, the connectors configured to carry electric signals between the first electronic device, the second electronic device, the sensor, and the control unit. Responsive to detecting a predefined event through a sensor, the control unit actuates the first electronic device, the second electronic device, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Phillip Flagg Rockwell, David Keefe Rockwell
  • Patent number: 10101587
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a display method are disclosed. The display apparatus includes a left eye block and a right eye block. Each of the left eye and right eye block includes a relay unit and an eyepiece unit. Relay unit including at least one first optical lens is configured to receive light beams of input image, and generate a relay image by enlarging input image through the at least one first optical lens. The eyepiece unit including at least one second optical lens is configured to receive light beams of relay image, and generate an output image for a user to see by converging light beams of relay image through the at least one second optical lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: June-Jei Huang
  • Patent number: 10095920
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for performing optical character recognition (OCR) by identifying a template based on a hash of a document. One embodiment includes a method for identifying a template associated with an image. The method includes receiving a digital image, a portion of the image depicting a first document, and extracting the portion of the image. The method further includes scaling the portion of the image and generating a first hash from the scaled image. The method further includes comparing the first hash to a set of hashes, each corresponding to a template. The method further includes selecting a first template as corresponding to the first document based on comparing the first hash to the set of hashes and extracting one or more sections of the portion of the image based on the selected first template. The method further includes performing OCR on the extracted one or more sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: INTUIT INC
    Inventors: Vijay S. Yellapragada, Peijun Chiang, Sreeneel Maddika
  • Patent number: 10090347
    Abstract: An image sensor may include an array of imaging pixels and an array of color filter elements that covers the array of imaging pixels. The array of imaging pixels may include visible light pixels that are covered by visible light color filter elements and near-infrared light pixels that are covered by near-infrared light color filter elements. The imaging pixels may be arranged in a pattern having a repeating 2×2 unit cell of pixel groups. Each pixel group may include a visible light pixel sub-group and a near-infrared light pixel sub-group. Signals from each pixel group may be processed to determine a representative value for each pixel group that includes both visible light and near-infrared light information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Marko Mlinar, Tomas Geurts
  • Patent number: 10088473
    Abstract: A bio marker detection device and a method for detecting or generating a bio marker from a plurality of strip sensors are provided. The bio marker detection device includes a close-up lens for detecting an image for the plurality of strip sensors, a transparent frame surrounding the close-up lens to evenly pass light from an outside to the plurality of strip sensors, and a strip sensor holder inlet configured for combining the plurality of strip sensors with the bio marker detection device. The method includes detecting a plurality of bio markers from a plurality of sensors, generating user health information based on the detected plurality of detected bio markers, and displaying the generated user health information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Min Lim, Jeong-Gun Lee, Joo-Won Rhee, Jee-Yeon Kim, Sang-Hyun Baek, Seo-Young Yoon, Hyun-Joo Jung, Jae-Geol Cho
  • Patent number: 10078812
    Abstract: A system is disclosed which is adapted to manage assets in a predetermined environment. An identification (ID) device may be disposed on at least one of a specific asset or an equipment rack in which the specific asset resides. A mobile electronic device may have a processor having processor executable code; a display; a camera for obtaining an image of the ID device; and a memory for storing asset information concerning a plurality of different assets. The executable code may be used to determine in real time, from the image and the stored asset information, information pertaining to the specific asset. The information may be displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: AVOCENT HUNTSVILLE, LLC
    Inventors: Bharat A. Khuti, Robert L. Miller, Roy Pestone, Ray Hudaihed, Mario Costa, Thomas Rigsby
  • Patent number: 10078799
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus capable of presenting to a user movies that show operation steps for solving a maintenance event occurring in the apparatus without increasing the number of times the user needs to perform the operation of playing the movie. A CPU is configured to play a combination of a plurality of movies as a series of movies that show operation steps for solving a maintenance event occurring in the image forming apparatus. The CPU is further configured to determine a stop point at which the series of movies that is playing stops playing, based on stop point information set for each of the combination of the plurality of movies. The CPU is further configured to stop the series of movies that is playing at the determined stop point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toru Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10067229
    Abstract: Methods, systems and storage media are described, each of which may be used to generate an image of an object using ultrasonic plane waves. For example, the generated image may be of a target object positioned on a platen surface. The image may be derived from corrected output signals obtained from a plurality of selected sensor pixels. The corrected output signals may adjust for diffraction of reflected ultrasonic plane waves from a target object positioned on the platen surface. The target object may be a finger or a tip of a stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kostadin Dimitrov Djordjev, Christopher Mark William Daft, David William Burns, Ashish Hinger, Hrishikesh Vijaykumar Panchawagh
  • Patent number: 10070036
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a first wireless communication unit, a second wireless communication unit, a control unit that remotely controls an imaging apparatus in a mode selected from among a plurality of modes including a first mode for remotely controlling the imaging apparatus via the first wireless communication unit and a second mode for remotely controlling the imaging apparatus via the second wireless communication unit, a display unit, wherein the control unit controls the display unit to display an item for inputting an instruction to cause the imaging apparatus to capture an image, wherein, in the first mode, the control unit controls the display unit to display the item in a first size, and wherein, in the second mode, the control unit controls the display unit to display the item in a second size that is larger than the first size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Torikai
  • Patent number: 10062178
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus, a system and a method of locating a location of a portable device using coded light, the portable device comprising an image sensor and an inertial measurement unit, the method comprising: obtaining a first image comprising the coded light source from the image sensor and substantially simultaneously obtaining orientation information indicative of the orientation of the portable device or the image sensor from the inertial measurement unit; obtaining light source specific information in the form of: an identifier that allows retrieval of a three-dimensional location of the coded light source or a three-dimensional location of the coded light source; and computing the location of the portable device or image sensor based on the orientation information, a predetermined height estimate of the portable device or image sensor and the light source specific information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Constant Paul Marie Jozef Baggen, Peter Hoekstra, Benjamin Johannes Vos, Bas Van Tiel
  • Patent number: 10049434
    Abstract: A computing device for detecting an object of interest in an image is provided. The computing device includes a memory device and a processor to process image data by evaluating pixel contrast to facilitate detecting an edge transition in an image, by identifying neighboring pixels that are above a predetermined contrast value, which represent a potential object of interest, filtering the pixels based on color information to identify areas where there is a color edge transition, applying a convolution filter mask to yield regions of pixels having a localized concentration of contrast and color changes, applying a threshold filter for identifying those pixel regions having values that are greater than a predetermined threshold value and grouping the identified pixel regions into one or more groups representing an object of interest, and generating an alert to notify an operator that the object of interest in the image has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Aaron Y. Mosher, Charles Robert Kreienheder
  • Patent number: 10009541
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for capturing images including a base, and image capture adjustment mechanism, a first camera, and a second camera. The base is constructed and arranged to support an alignable array of cameras. The image capture adjustment mechanism is disposed relative to the base for adjusting an image capture line of sight for a camera relative to the base. The first camera is carried by the base, operably coupled with the image capture adjustment mechanism, and has an image capture device. The first camera has a line of sight defining a first field of view adjustable with the image capture adjustment mechanism relative to the base. The second camera is carried by the base and has an image capture device. The second camera has a line of sight defining a second field of view extending beyond a range of the field of view for the first camera in order to produce a field of view that is greater than the field of view provided by the first camera. A method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sankar Jayaram, Brett Buchholtz, Charles DeChenne, John Harrison
  • Patent number: 9964630
    Abstract: In a positioning system, a mobile device can detect a transmission from one of a number of lighting devices to obtain an identification (ID) label or code of each lighting device. The mobile device uses the detected ID code for a lookup in a self-stored or remotely stored table that associates lighting device location information with ID codes, to obtain an estimate of mobile device position. To mitigate against hacking by a third party detecting the ID codes and observing locations to compile its own lookup table, the disclosed examples dynamically alter the assignments of particular ID codes to the lighting devices, while minimizing potential disruption of position determination service for mobile devices due to the changes to ID code assignments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Stephen H. Lydecker, Konstantin Klitenik, Daniel Ryan, Emanuel Paul Malandrakis, Mitri J. Abou-Rizk
  • Patent number: 9956061
    Abstract: Systems for generating in-focus color images are provided. Related methods and devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Yosi Moalem
  • Patent number: 9942122
    Abstract: A storage system includes network monitoring device having NIC coupled to network and configured to capture raw data packets. The system further includes 4 data repositories. A first repository stores captured packets. A second repository stores captured packets' metadata. A third repository stores captured packets' and metadata's timestamp indexed data. A fourth repository stores captured packets' data flow. The storage system further includes a storage engine coupled to the repositories. The storage engine receives packet search criteria specifying at least a first time range. Data flow information associated with the search criteria is retrieved from the fourth repository. The retrieved data flow information is associated with a second, narrower, time range. Metadata information associated with the second time range is retrieved from the second repository using corresponding timestamp indexed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: AirMagnet, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Vogt, Peter Reilly, Blair Pendelton, Arong Pan, Lei Xiong, Matthew Richards
  • Patent number: 9933623
    Abstract: An electronic device including a frame configured to be worn on the head of a user is disclosed. The frame can include a bridge configured to be supported on the nose of the user and a brow portion coupled to and extending away from the bridge and configured to be positioned over a side of a brow of the user. The frame can further include an arm coupled to the brow portion and extending to a free end. The first arm can be positionable over a temple of the user with the free end disposed near an ear of the user. The device can also include a transparent display affixed to the frame adjacent the brow portion and an input affixed to the frame and configured for receiving from the user an input associated with a function. Information related to the function can be presentable on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Maj Isabelle Olsson, Mitchell Joseph Heinrich, Daniel Kelly, John Lapetina
  • Patent number: 9929807
    Abstract: A visible light transmitting signal is modulated on the basis of an information signal to be transmitted, and is superimposed on a visible light to be transmitted. A camera (10) photographs the transmitted visible light by use of a pixel amplifier sequential output type imaging element (11), and the pixel amplifier sequential output type imaging element (11) amplifies electric charges generated in respective pixels by respective pixel amplifiers (22), to output imaging signals in sequence from the respective pixel amplifiers (22). Image data of light and dark bands acquired from the imaging signals are taken in by frame, and a differential value is calculated for displacement of exposure amounts of the respective pixels output in sequence or the respective rows. The transmitted information signal is demodulated on the basis of the differential value of the imaging signals of a plurality of samples serving respective pixels or respective rows as one sample in one frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERLINK INC.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Muguruma
  • Patent number: 9900645
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a transportation vehicle are provided. One method includes interfacing a PED with an IFE system that includes a function associated with an object; capturing an image of an object by the PED, identifying the function associated with the object using the captured image and an application of the PED; presenting an option by the application to activate the function; and upon selection of the option by a user, communicating a request to IFE system to activate the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventors: Chin Perng, Geethanjali Balasubramanian, Gurmukh Khabrani, Raymond Hackley Vincent, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9881136
    Abstract: Provided are computer implemented method and systems for providing and monitoring patient compliance with a patient healthcare treatment plan. The method includes receiving, from a healthcare provider over a network, application features for generating a patient application including patient instructions for using a medical therapy, and generating an application for a patient. The application includes at least an input for the user to input data for use in evaluating patient compliance with a treatment plan. In addition, the method includes receiving, from the healthcare provider over the network, a prescription for the application for the patient, and activating the application after the patient receives training on use of the application. The method also may include receiving patient compliance data from the application over the network based on the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: WellDoc, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Sysko, Chris Bergstrom