Special Applications Patents (Class 348/61)
  • Patent number: 11688253
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate recognizing and providing notification of events, states, and/or conditions associated with the CPE (customer premise equipment) device and/or associated networks or devices. An application running on a mobile device (e.g., smart phone) can be used to observe and diagnose electronic equipment (e.g., CPE device). Equipment can have indicators (audio, visual, etc.) that a human would have difficulty interpreting correctly. A mobile device application can be programmed to observe audio and/or visual indicators, report status and possibly recommend course(s) of corrective action to the user. Since the information observed by the mobile device is unidirectional (from the equipment to the mobile device) there is no increased security risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventors: William Charles Hare, Jr., Yury Melnikov, William Mohr
  • Patent number: 11672255
    Abstract: A method for evaluating (50) the health state of an anatomical element of an animal in a slaughtering plant provided with an image acquisition device. The evaluation method comprises the steps of: verifying the presence of the anatomical element; acquiring the image of the anatomical element; processing (S4) the image of the anatomical element through Deep Learning techniques, generating a lesion image representing lesioned portions of the anatomical element, and a number of processed images, each representing a corresponding non-lesioned anatomical area of the animal; for each of the lesioned portions and for each of the non-lesioned anatomical areas, determining a corresponding quantity indicative of the probability that said lesioned portion corresponds to said non-lesioned anatomical area; determining a score indicative of the health state of the anatomical element, depending on the determined quantities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: FARM4TRADE S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Marruchella, Luca Bergamini, Andrea Capobianco Dondona, Ercole Del Negro, Francesco Di Tondo, Angelo Porrello, Simone Calderara
  • Patent number: 11637988
    Abstract: Embodiments include a computer program product for using a biosensor worn by a user to trigger an event and activate a camera worn by the user to begin streaming and/or recording video data. The biosensor trigger also initiates a real time multimedia collaboration session with the user wearing the biosensor and one or more designated parties. Through an interoperability gateway device, a voice communications device of the user is bridged with voice communications devices of the designated parties, and the video data is electronically transmitted to the designated parties. Thus, the designated parties may have real time voice communications among each other and with the user, and the designated parties may also view the video data in real time. Embodiments also determine when an event has ended and deactivates the camera worn by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: MUTUALINK, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Mazzarella, Michael S. Wengrovitz
  • Patent number: 11606588
    Abstract: An example method includes detecting over a particular time-period and at a periodic interval, match data indicating whether reference fingerprints representing content transmitted by a non-local content-distribution system on a particular channel matches query fingerprints representing content received by a content-presentation device on the particular channel. The method also includes based on the match data, identifying three time-periods within the particular time-period, the middle of which being a time-period (i) in which there is a threshold consistent lack of matching for a threshold duration and (ii) that corresponds to a detected portion of the received content that serves as a placeholder for local content to be inserted by a local content-distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Sandeep Badam, Rimi Sahu, Krzysztof Mokszan, Raghavendra Sunku, Karthik Hireyemmiganur Rangappa
  • Patent number: 11598864
    Abstract: A system and method for testing a Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensor is disclosed. The system includes the LiDAR sensor radiating a plurality of LiDAR rays, a plurality of bars positioned at a predetermined distance from the LiDAR sensor, and a testing device. The method includes triggering a LiDAR sensor to radiate a plurality of LiDAR rays. The method further includes determining at least one intersection point at each of a plurality of bars upon intersection of at least one LiDAR ray from the plurality of LiDAR rays with each of the plurality of bars. The method further includes computing at least one operational parameter for the LiDAR sensor based on the intersection points, and determining one or more test results based on the one or more operational parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Balaji Sunil Kumar, Manas Sarkar
  • Patent number: 11497568
    Abstract: Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for docking medical instruments. For example, a medical system can include an instrument drive mechanism having a drive output that rotates and engages a corresponding drive input on a robotic medical instrument, a motor configured to rotate the drive output, and a torque sensor configured to measure torque imparted on the drive output. The robotic medical instrument can include a pre-tensioned pull wire actuated by the drive input. The system can activate the motor associated with the drive output to rotate the drive output in response to a torque signal from the torque sensor associated with the drive output in order to align the drive output with the drive input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Auris Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Mingyen Ho, Chauncey F. Graetzel, Adrian Hairrell
  • Patent number: 11496722
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, from a multiscopic image capture system, a plurality of images depicting a scene. The method includes determining, by application of a neural network based on the plurality of images, a disparity map of the scene. The neural network includes a plurality of layers, and the layers include a rectification layer. The method include determining a matching error of the disparity map based on differences between corresponding pixels of two or more images associated with the disparity map. The method includes back-propagating the matching error to the rectification layer of the neural network. Back-propagating the matching error includes updating one or more weights applied to the rectification layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventor: Guy Satat
  • Patent number: 11490187
    Abstract: Wireless headphones with integral camera including a headphones assembly and a pivot arm assembly are disclosed. These assemblies in conjunction with one another provide a simple solution for video or teleconferencing. The headphones assembly includes speakers within a speaker housing surrounded by ear pads. The speakers are placed on either end of an adjustable headband to fit various user head sizes. The exterior of the speaker housing includes audio control buttons and a pivot arm mounted thereon. The pivot arm includes a forward-facing camera at an exterior distal end with respect to the speaker housing. The pivot arm also includes a self-facing camera with a microphone on the interior of said distal end. The included cameras can be toggled via a toggle button mounted to the pivot arm as well. The pivot arm is adjustable via a telescopic portion to modify camera angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Eric Moore
  • Patent number: 11490143
    Abstract: An example method includes determining, over a particular time-period and at a periodic interval, a viewer count of content-presentation devices receiving content on a channel from a non-local content-distribution system and, based on the viewer count, identifying, within the particular time-period: (i) a first time-period having a threshold consistent viewer count for a first threshold duration, (ii) a second time-period where there is a drop in the viewer count by a threshold amount and the drop lasts for a second threshold duration, and (iii) a third time-period where the viewer count returns to an amount within a threshold range of the threshold consistent viewer count for a third threshold duration. The method also includes based on the identified time-periods, detecting a portion of the content that serves as a placeholder for local content to be inserted by a local content-distribution system, and performing an action associated with the detected portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Rimi Sahu, Sandeep Badam, Krzysztof Mokszan, Raghavendra Sunku, Karthik Hireyemmiganur Rangappa, Virginie Marie Debelair, Subha Joshi, Marie Elizabeth Urmano
  • Patent number: 11470281
    Abstract: An electronic device and method for rendering content on displays in a living environment based on environment outside the living environment is provided. The electronic device receives first images of a living environment from a first image capturing device positioned inside the living environment and detects a facial region of a user based on the received first images. The electronic device tracks a head position or an eye gaze of the user based on the detected facial region and selects a second image capturing device from a plurality of image capturing devices. The plurality of image capturing devices is coupled with the electronic device and is positioned outside the living environment. The electronic device receives second images from the selected second image capturing device and controls a display screen, associated with the electronic device and inside the living environment, to display the received second images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Peter Shintani, Christopher Scott Szabo
  • Patent number: 11464381
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner includes a vacuum body defining an agitation chamber, an agitator, and an illumination system. The agitator is rotatably disposed at least partially within the agitation chamber and includes an agitator body defining an illumination chamber. The illumination system is at least partially disposed within the illumination chamber and includes at least one light source. Alternatively, a vacuum cleaner includes a vacuum body defining an agitation chamber, an agitator rotatably disposed at least partially within the agitation chamber, an illumination coupled to the vacuum body and including at least one light source, and a light guide configured to redirect light emitted in a first direction from the at least one light source to a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Jason B. Thorne, Andre D. Brown, Kai Xu
  • Patent number: 11454470
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods, wherein a device is attachable to a firearm and includes a pressure sensor configured to sense pressure generated from the firearm and provide a corresponding signal, a weapon movement sensor configured to sense at least one movement of the firearm and provide a corresponding signal, at least one processor; and memory including computer instructions, the computer instructions configured to, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to determine an event of the firearm based on the corresponding signal provided by the pressure sensor and the corresponding signal provided by the weapon movement sensor. Systems that include the device may record event data and transmit the event data to various user systems for situational awareness, record keeping, training, and other organizational or legal-process purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Special Tactical Services, LLC
    Inventors: Dale McClellan, Paul Arbouw
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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: 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: 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: 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
    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
    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
    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: 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: 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: 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: 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
    Inventor: Cheng Liu
  • 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
    Inventors: Hideki Aoyama, Mitsuaki Oshima
  • 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
    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
    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: 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: 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