3-d Or Stereo Imaging Analysis Patents (Class 382/154)
  • Patent number: 12014813
    Abstract: Systems with a contouring method are provided for contouring one or more targets that correspond to specific organs and/or tumors in a three-dimensional medical image of a patient using neural networks. The contouring system includes a storage unit, a processing unit, and a plurality of modules that are computer operable. The processing unit is used to obtain the image, and then to generate one or more contouring images using a contouring method. The contouring method includes enhancing image features and improving contouring accuracy using an image preprocessing module, and extracting a plurality of multi-scale image representations and expanding these representations to one or more contouring images using a neural network-based contouring module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Kuei-Hong Kuo, Yi-Ting Peng, Ching-Chung Kao, Ai-Ling Hsu, Yu-Ren Yang, Pei-Wei Shueng, Chun-You Chen, Kuan-Chieh Huang
  • Patent number: 12015755
    Abstract: Provided is a real-time omnidirectional stereo matching method in a camera system including a first pair of fisheye cameras including first and second fisheye cameras provided to perform shooting in opposite directions and a second pair of fisheye cameras including third and fourth fisheye cameras provided to perform shooting in opposite directions and in which the first pair of fisheye cameras and the second pair of fisheye cameras are vertically provided, including receiving fisheye images of a subject captured through the first to the fourth fisheye cameras; selecting one fisheye camera from among fisheye cameras for each pixel of a preset reference fisheye image among the fisheye images using a sweep volume for preset distance candidates; generating a distance map for all pixels using the reference fisheye image and a fisheye image of the one fisheye camera; and performing real-time stereo matching on the fisheye images using the distance map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Min Hyuk Kim, Meuleman Andreas, Hyeonjoong Jang
  • Patent number: 12014504
    Abstract: A method for accelerating hyperspectral video reconstruction includes steps of: acquiring, according to a spectral video and an RGB video captured by a hyperspectral video camera, a calibration matrix of the spectral video and the RGB video; sorting the calibration matrix to generate an ordered calibration matrix; converting, according to the ordered calibration matrix, the spectral video and the RGB video into a data matrix in a parallel manner; acquiring all related calibration points of a reconstruction region according to the ordered calibration matrix; and, reconstructing a hyperspectral video in a parallel manner according to the related calibration points and the data matrix. The related calibration points are acquired by sorting the calibration matrix, such that the number of times the calibration matrix is traverse is reduced, and the computation amount of hyperspectral video reconstruction is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: NANJING UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xun Cao, Erqi Huang, Du Chen, Linsen Chen
  • Patent number: 12014543
    Abstract: A system for monitoring and recording and processing an activity includes one or more cameras for automatically recording video of the activity. A processor and memory associated and in communication with the camera is disposed near the location of the activity. The system may include AI logic configured to identify a user recorded within a video frame captured by the camera. The system may also detect and identify a user when the user is located within a predetermined area. The system may include a video processing engine configured to process images within the video frame to identify the user and may modify and format the video upon identifying the user and the activity. The system may include a communication module to communicate formatted video to a remote video processing system, which may further process the video and enable access to a mobile app of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Hole-In-One Media, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin R. Imes
  • Patent number: 12011068
    Abstract: Provided is a size measurement system for measuring the size of a user's foot, said system characterized by comprising: a size measurement instrument which is formed from a stand for the user to place the foot thereon, and a plurality of markers which are positioned in the periphery of the stand; and a measurement terminal which captures an image of a state in which the user has placed the foot on the stand in the size measurement instrument such that the plurality of markers can be recognized from a plurality of directions, and which computes size data for the foot from contour information for the foot obtained through the image capture from each of the directions
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: ZOZO, Inc.
    Inventor: Yusaku Maezawa
  • Patent number: 12007223
    Abstract: A high-accuracy three-dimensional reconstruction method and system, a computer device, and a storage medium are provided. The method includes: performing calibration on an imaging apparatus; calculating each unidirectional absolute phase distribution diagram of a planar target; establishing an imaging apparatus coordinate system, and fitting corresponding epipolar lines in a normalization plane; calculating intersections between the corresponding planar target and rays formed by points on an epipolar line and an optical center of the imaging apparatus, fitting a projection beam, and establishing a projection mapping coefficient table; and projecting a pattern to an object under test, acquiring an object image of the object under test by using the imaging apparatus, calculating and searching for projection mapping coefficients corresponding to absolute phases in the object image, and calculating corresponding spatial three-dimensional point coordinates by using the projection mapping coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xiaoli Liu, Yupei Miao, Yang Yang, Qijian Tang, Xiang Peng
  • Patent number: 12010415
    Abstract: A topographical measurement system uses an imaging cartridge formed of a rigid optical element and a clear, elastomeric sensing surface configured to capture high-resolution topographical data from a measurement surface. The imaging cartridge may be configured as a removable cartridge for the system so that the imaging cartridge, including the rigid optical element and elastomeric sensing surface can be removed and replaced as a single, integral component that is robust/stable over multiple uses, and easily user-replaceable as frequently as necessary or desired. The cartridge may also usefully incorporate a number of light shaping and other features to support optimal illumination and image capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: GelSight, Inc.
    Inventors: Janos Rohaly, Edward H. Adelson
  • Patent number: 12008709
    Abstract: A system for creating a context for a virtual object is disclosed, comprising a processing unit, wherein the processing unit is configured to receive values of the one or more parameters from the input unit, create a three-dimensional textual matrix of sensor representation of a real environment world based on the one or more parameters, in real-time, wherein the processing unit create textual information that is reusable in the three-dimensional matrix, and create a context of a specific virtual object from one or more virtual objects with respect to the real-world environment based on the three-dimensional textual matrix, wherein the context of the specific virtual object is created based on the context of one or more other virtual objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: ADLOID TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Kanav Singla, Karthik Kanaujia
  • Patent number: 12008779
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a disparity estimation optimization method based on upsampling and exact rematching, which conducts exact rematching within a small range in an optimized network, improves previous upsampling methods such as neighbor interpolation and bilinear interpolation for disparity maps or cost maps, and works out a propagation-based upsampling method by the way of network so that accurate disparity values can be better restored from disparity maps in the upsampling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignees: DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, PENG CHENG LABORATORY
    Inventors: Wei Zhong, Hong Zhang, Haojie Li, Zhihui Wang, Risheng Liu, Xin Fan, Zhongxuan Luo, Shengquan Li
  • Patent number: 12000703
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for determining a position and an orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventor: Viktor Ringdahl
  • Patent number: 12001191
    Abstract: A system and method for performing real-time quality inspection of objects is disclosed. The system and method include a transport to move objects being inspected, allowing the inspection to be performed in-line. At least one optical acquisition unit is provided that captured optical images of the objects being inspected. The captured optical images are matched to CAD models of objects, and the matched CAD model is extracted. A laser with an illumination light beam has a wavelength in the violet or ultraviolet range then conducts scans of the objects, which are formed into three-dimensional point clouds. The point clouds are compared to the extracted CAD models for each object, where CTF are compared to user input or CAD model information and the object is determined to be acceptable or defective based on the extent of deviation between the point cloud and the CAD model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Link, Robert W. Johnson, Jose Zvietcovich Zegarra, Peter O. Stubler, Mark Barton, Frank R. Brockler, Michael S. Axman, Madirakshi Das, Gabor J. Ferencz, Jr.
  • Patent number: 12002149
    Abstract: Techniques for machine learning based image attribute determination are disclosed. In some embodiments, one or more unknown attributes of a received image comprising a prescribed environment are determined using a machine learning based framework. The machine learning based framework is at least in part trained on image data sets comprising a model environment that substantially simulates the prescribed environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Outward, Inc.
    Inventors: Clarence Chui, Manu Parmar
  • Patent number: 12002213
    Abstract: A method and a device for performing plane detection are provided. The method includes acquiring an input image, extracting features of the input image using a deep neural network and estimating a depth map of the input image based on the extracted features, performing region segmentation using the depth map to detect plane regions in the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Shi, Lei Cao
  • Patent number: 12002377
    Abstract: A horizontal cone shift model includes a baseboard having two mounting openings in parallel orientation to a width of the baseboard. A background board is attached to the baseboard along its length to represent a radiographic film. A plurality of magnetic labels are provided for placement on the baseboard and background board. A first rod and a second rod fit into each of the two mounting openings. The first rod is distinguishable from the second rod. A light source is located on the baseboard and is movable along the length of the baseboard such that shadows of the first rod and second rod appear on the background board. The plurality of labels are used to identify the first and second rods and locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2024
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: KING FAISAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Samira Adnan, Rizwan Jouhar
  • Patent number: 12002174
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for detecting objects using calibrated imaging devices and obfuscating, in real-time or near real time, portions of the video data to protect the privacy of operators represented in the video data. For example, a position of an operator within a fulfillment center may be determined or tracked in video data and the pixels representative of that operator may be obfuscated using pixilation and/or other techniques so that a reviewing agent that is viewing the video data cannot determine the identity of the operator. Such obfuscation may be performed in real-time or near real-time using automated processing. In addition, only portions of the video data may be obfuscated so that events (e.g., item picks, item place) and/or other objects represented in the video data are still viewable to the reviewing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Bell Barkus, Prathiban Mohanasundaram, Joseph M. Riley, Danny Guan, Waqas Syed Ahmed
  • Patent number: 11993272
    Abstract: A driving assistance method for a vehicle. An instantaneous speed of the vehicle and an instantaneous yaw rate of the vehicle are ascertained. An operation of self-locating of the vehicle is carried out on the basis of the ascertained, instantaneous speed and the ascertained, instantaneous yaw rate of the vehicle. To that end, an instantaneous circumferential wheel speed of one or more wheels of the vehicle is directly measured, evaluated and taken as a basis of the determination of the instantaneous speed and the instantaneous yaw rate of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Fabian Stein, Alfred Peschka
  • Patent number: 11995879
    Abstract: Image processing to discriminate imaged objects that are adjacent or overlapping. Non-empty cells of the image that contain portions of the objects, and empty cells that lack any portions of the objects, are all determined. A global convex hull is defined to surround the non-empty cells of the image. Voids, including at least a first void and a second void, are found within the global convex hull, each being composed of contiguous empty cells and having a corresponding void boundary. A separation line is defined based on a first separation line endpoint along the void boundary of the first void and a second separation line endpoint along the void boundary of the second void, to separate two of the objects in the image. An output may be produced that includes indicia of at least portions of distinct boundaries of the objects in the image based on the separation line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: DATALOGIC USA, INC.
    Inventor: Andrei Talapov
  • Patent number: 11997397
    Abstract: Provided is a method for processing images. The method includes: acquiring a plurality of original sub-images acquired by a plurality of cameras in a camera array; converting first pixel coordinates of each pixel in each original sub-image in an image coordinate system into target pixel coordinates in a target plane coordinate system; determining a region pixel value of each sub-region according to a correspondence between the target pixel coordinates of each pixel in each original sub-image and each sub-region in the target plane; and determining a spliced image in the target plane based on the region pixel value of each sub-region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignees: Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yachong Xue, Hao Zhang, Lili Chen, Jiankang Sun, Guixin Yan, Xiaolei Liu, Gang Li
  • Patent number: 11995859
    Abstract: Implementations are described herein for performing sparse depth estimation in the agricultural domain. In various implementations, one or more spatial aspects of a first visual annotation of a first candidate plant trait instance depicted in a first stereo image may be compared to one or more spatial aspects of a second visual annotation of a second candidate plant trait instance depicted in a second stereo image. Based on the comparison, it may be determined that the first and second candidate plant trait instances are a match for the same plant trait instance across the first and second stereo images. A disparity may be determined between the first and second candidate plant trait instances. Based on the disparity, a depth associated with the same plant trait instance may be estimated and used for various purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: MINERAL EARTH SCIENCES LLC
    Inventor: Zachary Beaver
  • Patent number: 11989821
    Abstract: A machine learning based image processing and generation framework is disclosed. In some embodiments, depth values of an object or asset in a received input image are at least in part determined using a machine learning based framework that is constrained to a known prescribed environment. Determined depth values facilitate generation of other views of the object or asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Outward, Inc.
    Inventors: Clarence Chui, Manu Parmar, Amogh Subbakrishna Adishesha, Harshul Gupta, Avinash Venkata Uppuluri
  • Patent number: 11989820
    Abstract: Techniques for generating an image are disclosed. In some embodiments, a received input image is transformed to generate an output image using a machine learning based framework that is trained on a constrained set of images. The generated output image comprises an attribute learned by the machine learning based framework from the set of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Outward, Inc.
    Inventors: Clarence Chui, Manu Parmar, Amogh Subbakrishna Adishesha, Harshul Gupta, Avinash Venkata Uppuluri
  • Patent number: 11988750
    Abstract: A distance measurement device includes: an image capturer that captures N segmental images corresponding to N segmental distances into which a distance measurement range is divided; and a range image generator that generates a range image from the N segmental images. The range image generator determines: among segmental pixels included in the N segmental images, a segmental pixel having a maximum signal value from N segmental pixels at the same pixel position among pixel positions; a value indicating a segmental distance of the segmental pixel having the maximum signal value to be a distance value of the pixel position of the range image, when the maximum signal value is greater than or equal to a threshold; and a value indicating a value outside the distance measurement range to be the distance value of the pixel position of the range image, when the maximum signal value is less than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Saitou, Shinzo Koyama, Motonori Ishii, Masato Takemoto
  • Patent number: 11982998
    Abstract: A manufacturing monitoring assistance device includes: a model creation unit creating a computation model when a product as a sample is normal, based on a three-dimensional form acquired from the product; a simulation unit creating a corrective computation model when the product is abnormal, by adding a sample of an abnormal portion in the product to the created computation model, and performing a simulation on each of the computation model and the corrective computation model; and a monitoring method determination unit determining a method for monitoring a manufacturing process for the product, based on an abnormality index being a difference between an output from a sensor as a result of the simulation performed on the computation model and an output from a sensor as a result of the simulation performed on the corrective computation model, and causing an output device to display the determined method and the abnormality index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Kitaoka, Hisashi Endou, Nobuhiro Kakeno, Hiroshi Yoshikawa, Toshihiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 11980511
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer-implemented method for assessing a clearance between a tooth element to be provided with a dental restoration element and an antagonist of the tooth element. A 3D digital teeth model with 3D digital representations of the tooth element and of a surface area of the antagonist is received. The surface area is offset from the antagonist by adding an offset. The resulting offset surface area defines a limit for the tooth element. For the clearance it is checked, whether the tooth element violates one or more penetration criteria regarding the offset surface area. If the tooth element violates the one or more penetration criteria, the clearance is assessed to be insufficient for the tooth element to be provided with the dental restoration element. Else the clearance is assessed to be sufficient. The result of the assessment is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: EXOCAD GMBH
    Inventor: Iurie Chiosa
  • Patent number: 11984225
    Abstract: A medical image processing method includes: obtaining a biological tissue image including a biological tissue, recognizing, in the biological tissue image, a first region of a lesion object in the biological tissue; recognizing a lesion attribute matching the lesion object; dividing an image region of the biological tissue in the biological tissue image into a plurality of quadrant regions; obtaining target quadrant position information of a quadrant region in which the first region is located; and generating medical service data according to the target quadrant position information and the lesion attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kuan Tian, Cheng Jiang
  • Patent number: 11983820
    Abstract: An information processing method includes: three-dimensional (3D) point information of a 3D point cloud is obtained; a two-dimensional (2D) point cloud image from projection of the 3D point cloud on a horizontal plane is generated based on the 3D point information; and projection coordinates of 3D points comprised in the 3D point cloud in a reference coordinate system of a reference plane graph are determined based on a consistency degree that the 2D point cloud image has with the reference plane graph, where the reference plane graph is used for representing a projection graph with reference coordinates that is obtained through the projection of a target object on the horizontal plane, and the 3D point cloud is used for representing 3D space information of the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG SENSETIME TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD
    Inventors: Youji Feng, Zhichao Ye, Jiacheng Jin, Guofeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 11983802
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a scene annotation system accessing image scan information of a scene captured by an imaging device of a computing device, generating, based on the image scan information, depth data associated with one or more objects in the scene, providing a two-dimensional (2D) annotation grid for concurrent display together with an image of the scene, at least part of the 2D annotation grid mapped to the depth data, receiving a user input (e.g., via hand gesture, touch screen, mouse, and/or keyboard) that selects a portion of the 2D annotation grid and a corresponding position within the scene where a digital object will be anchored based on the depth data, and instructing the computing device to display, by way of a display device of the computing device and based on the user input, the digital object anchored at the corresponding position within the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil Sadashiv Pantpratinidhi, Gang Lin, Vinaya Kumar Polavarapu
  • Patent number: 11978209
    Abstract: A medical image processing device a reference image that is a medical image with which boundary line information related to a boundary line that is a boundary between an abnormal region and a normal region and landmark information related to a landmark that is a characteristic structure of the subject are associated and a captured image that is the medical image captured in real time, detects the landmark from the captured image, calculates a ratio of match between the landmark included in the reference image and the landmark included in the captured image, estimates a correspondence relationship between the reference image and the captured image on the basis of the ratio of match and information regarding the landmarks included in the reference image and the captured image, and generates a superimposition image in which the boundary line associated with the reference image is superimposed on the captured image on the basis of the correspondence relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro Kubo
  • Patent number: 11978275
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to monitor environments are disclosed. Example audience measurement devices disclosed herein execute, in connection with a first frame of data, a three-dimensional recognition analysis on an object detected in an environment within a threshold distance from a sensor. Disclosed example audience measurement devices also detect that the object has moved outside the threshold distance from the sensor in a second frame subsequent to the first frame. Disclosed example audience measurement devices further execute a two-dimensional recognition analysis on the object in the second frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Morris Lee, Alejandro Terrazas
  • Patent number: 11971961
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for data fusion between heterogeneous sensors are disclosed. The method for data fusion between the heterogeneous sensors may include identifying image data and point cloud data for a search area by each of a camera sensor and a LiDAR sensor that are calibrated using a marker board having a hole; recognizing a translation vector determined through calibrating of the camera sensor and the LiDAR sensor; and projecting the point cloud data of the LiDAR sensor onto the image data of the camera sensor using the recognized translation vector to fuse the identified image data and point cloud data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: DAEGU GYEONGBUK INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jin Hee Lee, Kumar Ajay, Soon Kwon, Woong Jae Won
  • Patent number: 11967107
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a generation unit configured to generate map information including a position of a feature point and identification information on an index in an image of a real space captured by a capturing apparatus, a collation unit configured to collate the identification information on the index in the generated map information with the identification information on the index in one or more pieces of registered map information, and to extract map information from the one or more pieces of registered map information based on a result of the collation, and an estimation unit configured to estimate a position and orientation of the capturing apparatus based on the position of the feature point in the extracted map information and the position of the feature point in the generated map information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuki Takemoto
  • Patent number: 11967096
    Abstract: A depth estimation from focus method and system includes receiving input image data containing focus information, generating an intermediate attention map by an AI model, normalizing the intermediate attention map into a depth attention map via a normalization function, and deriving expected depth values for the input image data containing focus information from the depth attention map. The AI model for depth estimation can be trained unsupervisedly without ground truth depth maps. The AI model of some embodiments is a shared network estimating a depth map and reconstructing an AiF image from a set of images with different focus positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Ren Wang, Yu-Lun Liu, Yu-Hao Huang, Ning-Hsu Wang
  • Patent number: 11964762
    Abstract: Subject matter regards generating a 3D point cloud and registering the 3D point cloud to the surface of the Earth (sometimes called “geo-locating”). A method can include capturing, by unmanned vehicles (UVs), image data representative of respective overlapping subsections of the object, registering the overlapping subsections to each other, and geo-locating the registered overlapping subsections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Torsten A. Staab, Steven B. Seida, Jody D. Verret, Richard W. Ely, Stephen J. Raif
  • Patent number: 11966665
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for designing of a piece of apparel in particular an upper of a shoe, comprising the steps of providing at least one first panel including a plurality of feature points in an essentially two-dimensional configuration, arranging the at least one first panel on a first reference body in a three-dimensional configuration representing the piece of apparel to be designed, generating a first mapping between the two-dimensional configuration of the at least one first panel and the three-dimensional configuration of the at least one first panel using the plurality of feature points and designing the piece of apparel using the first mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Jochen Bjoern Suessmuth, Jens Raab, Detlef Philipp Müller
  • Patent number: 11967111
    Abstract: Proposed is a multi-view camera-based iterative calibration method for generation of a 3D volumetric model that performs calibration between cameras adjacent in a vertical direction for a plurality of frames, performs calibration while rotating with the results of viewpoints adjacent in the horizontal direction, and creates a virtual viewpoint between each camera pair to repeat calibration. Thus, images of various viewpoints are obtained using a plurality of low-cost commercial color-depth (RGB-D) cameras. By acquiring and performing the calibration of these images at various viewpoints, it is possible to increase the accuracy of calibration, and through this, it is possible to generate a high-quality real-life graphics volumetric model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: KWANGWOON UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COLLABORATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Young Ho Seo, Byung Seo Park
  • Patent number: 11964689
    Abstract: A vehicular trailer guidance system includes a human machine interface provided in the vehicle and operable by a driver of the vehicle during a backing up maneuver of the vehicle with a trailer hitched thereto. The human machine interface comprises a rotary knob and operates (i) in a backing up trailer left-backup mode when rotated counter-clockwise, (ii) in a backing up trailer straight-backup mode when the rotary knob is pushed or pulled and (iii) in a backing up trailer right-backup mode when rotated clockwise. Responsive to selection by the driver of the backup mode, the system sets a desired trailer angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle to an angle that is commensurate with a driver-selected setting of the rotary knob. The system controls steering of the vehicle to back up the trailer to have the determined trailer angle coincide with the set desired trailer angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Magna Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yuesheng Lu, Jyothi P. Gali
  • Patent number: 11967109
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a system for determining a position of a vehicle includes an image sensor, a top-down view component, a comparison component, and a location component. The image sensor obtains an image of an environment near a vehicle. The top-down view component is configured to generate a top-down view of a ground surface based on the image of the environment. The comparison component is configured to compare the top-down image with a map, the map comprising a top-down light LIDAR intensity map or a vector-based semantic map. The location component is configured to determine a location of the vehicle on the map based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Sarah Houts, Alexandru Mihai Gurghian, Vidya Nariyambut Murali, Tory Smith
  • Patent number: 11967083
    Abstract: A method and system for segmenting a plurality of images. The method comprises the steps of segmenting the image through a novel clustering technique that is, generating a composite depth map including temporally stable segments of the image as well as segments in subsequent images that have changed. These changes may be determined by determining one or more differences between the temporally stable depth map and segments included in one or more subsequent frames. Thereafter, the portions of the one or more subsequent frames that include segments including changes from their corresponding segments in the temporally stable depth map are processed and are combined with the segments from the temporally stable depth map to compute their associated disparities in one or more subsequent frames. The images may include a pair of stereo images acquired through a stereo camera system at a substantially similar time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Golden Edge Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Joshua King, Jordan Cluster, James Edward Holmes
  • Patent number: 11961184
    Abstract: A system and method for 3D reconstruction with plane and surface reconstruction, scene parsing, depth reconstruction with depth fusion from different sources. The system includes display and a processor to perform the method for 3D reconstruction with plane and surface reconstruction. The method includes dividing a scene of an image frame into one or more plane regions and one or more surface regions. The method also includes generating reconstructed planes by performing plane reconstruction based on the one or more plane regions. The method also includes generating reconstructed surfaces by performing surface reconstruction based on the one or more surface regions. The method further includes creating the 3D scene reconstruction by integrating the reconstructed planes and the reconstructed surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingen Xiong, Christopher A. Peri
  • Patent number: 11961251
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for continuous surface and depth estimation. A continuous surface and depth estimation system determines the depth and surface normal of physical objects by using stereo vision limited within a predetermined window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: SNAP INC.
    Inventors: Olha Borys, Ilteris Kaan Canberk, Daniel Wagner, Jakob Zillner
  • Patent number: 11961181
    Abstract: A three-dimensional image transformation, executing on one or more computer systems, can mathematically transform a first two-dimensional image space onto a second two-dimensional image space using a three-dimensional image space. The three-dimensional image transformation can project the three-dimensional image space onto the first two-dimensional image space to map the first two-dimensional image space to the three-dimensional image space. Thereafter, the three-dimensional image transformation can project the second two-dimensional image space onto the three-dimensional image space to map the three-dimensional image space to the second two-dimensional image space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: MSG Entertainment Group, LLC
    Inventors: William Andrew Nolan, Michael Romaszewicz
  • Patent number: 11961257
    Abstract: An image processing system having on-the-fly calibration uses the placement of the imaging sensor and the light source for calibration. The placement of the imaging sensor and light source with respect to each other affect the amount of signal received by a pixel as a function of distance to a selected object. For example, an obstruction can block the light emitter, and as the obstruction is positioned an increasing distance away from the light emitter, the signal level increases as light rays leave the light emitters, bounce off the obstruction and are received by the imaging sensor. The system includes a light source configured to emit light, and an image sensor to collect incoming signals including reflected light, and a processor to determine a distance measurement at each of the pixels and calibrate the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Mathy, Brian C. Donnelly, Nicolas Le Dortz, Sefa Demirtas
  • Patent number: 11961333
    Abstract: Gait, the walking pattern of individuals, is one of the important biometrics modalities. Most of the existing gait recognition methods take silhouettes or articulated body models as gait features. These methods suffer from degraded recognition performance when handling confounding variables, such as clothing, carrying and viewing angle. To remedy this issue, this disclosure proposes to explicitly disentangle appearance, canonical and pose features from RGB imagery. A long short-term memory integrates pose features over time as a dynamic gait feature while canonical features are averaged as a static gait feature. Both of them are utilized as classification features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Xiaoming Liu, Ziyuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11954874
    Abstract: A method for localizing, in a space containing at least one determined object, an object element associated to a particular 2D representation element in a determined 2D image of the space, may have: deriving a range or interval of candidate spatial positions for the imaged object element on the basis of predefined positional relationships); restricting the range or interval of candidate spatial positions to at least one restricted range or interval of admissible candidate spatial positions, wherein restricting includes at least one of: limiting the range or interval of candidate spatial positions using at least one inclusive volume surrounding at least one determined object; and limiting the range or interval of candidate spatial positions using at least one exclusive volume surrounding non-admissible candidate spatial positions; and retrieving, among the admissible candidate spatial positions of the restricted range or interval, a most appropriate candidate spatial position on the basis of similarity metrics
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Joachim Keinert, Thorsten Wolf
  • Patent number: 11954907
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for electric grid modeling using surfel data are enclosed. An electric grid wire identification method includes: obtaining a set of surface elements (surfels), wherein each surfel of the set of surfels represents a portion of a surface of an object in a geographic region; selecting, based on one or more surfel attributes, one or more surfels of the set of surfels that each represent a portion of a surface of an electric grid wire; generating a representation of the electric grid wire from the selected one or more surfels; and adding the representation of the electric grid wire to a virtual model of the electric grid. Obtaining the set of surfels can include obtaining ranging data of the geographic region; and generating the set of surfels from the ranging data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Ananya Gupta, Phillip Ellsworth Stahlfeld
  • Patent number: 11956409
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide methods and apparatuses for audio processing. In some examples, an apparatus for media processing includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry receives first 3 degrees of freedom (3 DoF) information associated with a first media content for a scene in a media application. The first 3 DoF information includes a first revolution orientation for describing the first media content on a first sphere centered at a user of the media application. The processing circuitry determines that a rendering platform for rendering the first media content is a six degrees of freedom (6 DoF) platform, and calculates, first spatial location information of the first media content based on the first revolution orientation and first parameters of the first sphere. The first spatial location information is used in first 6 DoF information associated with the first media content for rendering the first media content on the 6 DoF platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: TENCENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Jun Tian, Xiaozhong Xu, Shan Liu
  • Patent number: 11956408
    Abstract: The information processing system obtains a plurality of images based on image capturing by a plurality of imaging devices; obtains viewpoint information for specifying a position of a virtual viewpoint and a view direction from the virtual viewpoint; and generates a plurality of virtual viewpoint contents each of which corresponds to one of a plurality of image formats based on the common plurality of obtained images and the obtained viewpoint information, and the plurality of image formats is image formats whose numbers of virtual viewpoints specified by the viewpoint information used for generation of the virtual viewpoint contents are different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Taku Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 11948338
    Abstract: An encoder encodes three-dimensional (3D) volumetric content, such as immersive media, using video encoded attribute patch images packed into a 2D atlas to communicate the attribute values for the 3D volumetric content. The encoder also uses mesh-encoded sub-meshes to communicate geometry information for portions of the 3D object or scene corresponding to the attribute patch images packed into the 2D atlas. The encoder applies decimation operations to the sub-meshes to simplify the sub-meshes before mesh encoding the sub-meshes. A distortion analysis is performed to bound the level to which the sub-meshes are simplified at the encoder. Mesh simplification at the encoder reduces the number of vertices and edges included in the sub-meshes which simplifies rendering at a decoder receiving the encoded 3D volumetric content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Khaled Mammou, Fabrice A. Robinet, Maneli Noorkami, Afshin Taghavi Nasrabadi
  • Patent number: 11948234
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and associated methods for dynamically enhancing a three-dimensional (“3D”) animation that is generated from points of one or more point clouds. The system reduces noise and corrects gaps, holes, and/or distortions that are created in different frames as a result of adjusting the point cloud points to create the 3D animation. The system detects a set of points that share positional and/or non-positional commonality of a feature in the 3D animation. The system applies one or more adjustments to the set of points to animate feature from a current frame to a next frame, and detects a point from the set of points that deviates from the positional and/or non-positional commonality of the feature after applying the adjustments. The system dynamically enhances the 3D animation by correcting the point prior to rendering the next frame of the 3D animation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Illuscio, Inc.
    Inventor: Max Good
  • Patent number: 11948268
    Abstract: Techniques for encoding or decoding digital video or pictures include acquiring a video bitstream that includes an encoded video image that is a two-dimensional image comprising multiple regions of a panoramic image in three-dimensional coordinates, extracting neighboring information for the multiple regions, performing, using the neighboring information, post-processing of a video image decoded from the video bitstream, and generating a display image from the video image after the post-processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Zhao Wu, Ming Li, Ping Wu