Combining Image Portions (e.g., Portions Of Oversized Documents) Patents (Class 382/284)
  • Patent number: 10694148
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing improved navigation performance in which camera images are matched (using correlation) against reference images available from a geolocation-tagged database. An image-based navigation system partitions the camera image (corresponding to the area within the field-of-view of the camera) into a plurality of camera sub-images (corresponding to regions in that area), and then further partitions each camera sub-image into a multiplicity of tiles (corresponding to sub-regions within a region). The partitioning into camera sub-images seeks geometric diversity in the landscape. Each tile is checked for quality assurance, including feature richness, before correlation is attempted. The correlation results are further quality-checked/controlled before the results are used by the Kalman filter to generate corrections for use by the inertial navigation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Rongsheng Li, Tung-Ching Tsao, Amir Leon Liaghati, Shanshin Chen
  • Patent number: 10685444
    Abstract: An image processing method for obtaining a panoramic image includes obtaining a first image and a second image by a camera unit, and obtaining location information between the viewpoints of the first image and the second image by a gyro. First features of the first image and second features of the second image are obtained according to a feature-capturing algorithm when pixel brightness differences exceed a threshold. Predicted features in the second imam are obtained by the location information, and predicted features that exceed a predetermined distance from the second features are discarded. A panorama image is obtained by combining the first image and the second image according to the first features and the selected second features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AMBIT MICROSYSTEMS (SHANGHAI) LTD.
    Inventor: Tzu-Fong Liao
  • Patent number: 10682111
    Abstract: Disclosed are a medical image display device for displaying a screen including a medical image and a medical image processing method thereof, the medical image display device comprising: a display configured to display a first medical image obtained by photographing an object comprising at least one anatomical entity; and at least one processor configured to extract reference region information corresponding to the anatomical entity from at least one second medical image used as a reference image for the first medical image, detect a region corresponding to the anatomical entity from the first medical image based on the extracted reference region information, and control the display to display the region of the detected anatomical entity to be distinguishable from at least one region unrelated to the anatomical entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo-hyun Nam, Ji-hun Oh, Yong-sup Park, Jae-sung Lee
  • Patent number: 10671881
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is described comprising a processor configured to access a template of image elements. The processor is configured to search an image which is larger than the template to find a region which is similar to the template, where similarity is measured using a similarity metric. The similarity metric comprises a normalized cross correlation function which is modified to include at least one factor related to a statistic of both the template and the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Johan Windmark, Gustav Träff
  • Patent number: 10656277
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are examples of ladar systems and methods where data about a plurality of ladar returns from prior ladar pulse shots gets stored in a spatial index that associates ladar return data with corresponding locations in a coordinate space to which the ladar return data pertain. This spatial index can then be accessed by a processor to retrieve ladar return data for locations in the coordinate space that are near a range point to be targeted by the ladar system with a new ladar pulse shot. This nearby prior ladar return data can then be analyzed by the ladar system to help define a control setting for use by a ladar system camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AEYE, INC.
    Inventors: Luis Carlos Dussan, Allan Steinhardt, Federico Presutti, Joel David Benscoter
  • Patent number: 10657379
    Abstract: A method and a system for automatic video production are provided herein. The method may include the following steps: obtaining a set of media entities, wherein at least one of the media entities comprises a background and at least one foreground object; automatically analyzing the media entities using visual analysis; automatically selecting at least two visual portions, based on the visual analysis; computing, for at least one of the visual portions, semantic segmentation indicative of a support of the at least one foreground object, based on the visual analysis; generating at least one visual effect in which the foreground object and the background undergo two different visual operations; and generating a video production by combining a plurality of the visual portions into one video production, while including the at least one visual effect in the video production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Vimeo, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Rav-Acha, Oren Boiman
  • Patent number: 10659626
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a storage unit configured to store a template group for assigning image data, an acquisition unit configured to acquire identification information of a photographing area in which the image data is photographed inside a facility, and a selection unit configured to select a template with a design corresponding to the identification information of the photographing area inside the facility from the template group stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mizuki Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 10650494
    Abstract: An image stitching method and an image stitching device for stitching a first image and a second image are presented. The image stitching method includes: calculating, according to pixel values of the first image and the second image in an overlapping area, a plurality of costs respectively corresponding to a plurality of positions in the overlapping area; calculating, according to the plurality of costs and relative distances between the plurality of positions, a plurality of forward regularized cumulative costs respectively corresponding to the plurality of positions in the overlapping area; determining a seam in the overlapping area according to the plurality of forward regularized cumulative costs, wherein the seam includes a plurality of stitching positions; and stitching the first image and the second image on the basis of the seam to generate a stitched image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: XIAMEN SIGMASTAR TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventor: Ren-You Huang
  • Patent number: 10650524
    Abstract: Embodiments can provide a strategy for controlling information flow both from known opacity regions to unknown regions, as well as within the unknown region itself. This strategy is formulated through the use and refinement of various affinity definitions. As a result of this strategy, a final linear system can be obtained, which can be solved in closed form. One embodiment pertains to identifying opacity information flows. The opacity information flow may include one or more of flows from pixels in the image that have similar colors to a target pixel, flows from pixels in the foreground and background to the target pixel, flows from pixels in the unknown opacity region in the image to the target pixel, flows from pixels immediately surrounding the target pixels in the image to the target pixel, and any other flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC., ETH ZÜRUCH (EIDGENÖSSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZÜRICH)
    Inventors: Yagiz Aksoy, Tunc Ozan Aydin
  • Patent number: 10652520
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for capturing three-dimensional images, particularly of all or parts of human subjects and employing polarization. In disclosed implementations, cross-polarized, whole-body images of human subjects can be captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Canfield Scientific, Incorporated
    Inventors: Gerhardt Paul Otto, Athula Mandanayake
  • Patent number: 10643329
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a technique for automated aircraft paint application quality inspection is presented. The technique includes retrieving from electronic persistent storage a control image depicting at least a portion of aircraft paint application for the aircraft under quality inspection; capturing a process image depicting at least a portion of aircraft paint application on the aircraft under quality inspection; detecting a plurality of features in the control image and the process image; registering the control image with the process image; detecting at least one difference between the control image and the process image; generating an output image, where the output image includes a depiction of the aircraft under quality inspection with the at least one difference annotated; and causing the output image to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Amir Afrasiabi, Hieu Tat Nguyen, Shabnam Zangeneh-Khamooshi, Ashutosh Mani
  • Patent number: 10623598
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a common region determination unit, an inherent region extraction unit, and an inherent region connection unit. The common region determination unit determines page common regions which are in common among plural pages of document data. The inherent region extraction unit extracts, as page inherent regions, regions other than the page common regions determined by the common region determination unit from image data in the plural pages. The inherent region connection unit connects plural page inherent regions extracted by the inherent region extraction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kumi Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10617282
    Abstract: An endoscope apparatus includes a processor. The processor acquires motion information representing a relative motion with respect to an imaging section and an object, and determines whether or not to perform a focus operation of causing an imaging section to bring an object into focus based on the motion information. The processor obtains global motion information representing a global relative motion with respect to the imaging section and the object based on the motion information, determines global motion information reliability that is reliability of the global motion information, and determines whether or not to perform the focus operation based on two or more frame images including a first frame image corresponding to a high reliability frame before a low reliability frame and a second frame image corresponding to the high reliability frame after the low reliability frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoya Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 10623801
    Abstract: For integrating multiple independent video recordings, method is disclosed. The method includes a receiving a plurality of videos from a plurality of sources. The method also includes receiving metadata for the plurality of videos, the metadata comprising a reference time for each of the plurality of videos. The method includes selecting for playback a first video and a second video, wherein the first video and the second video were recorded on different devices not directly networked together. The method further includes synchronizing playback of the first video and the second video in a single user interface, wherein synchronizing playback of the first video and the second video comprises integrating the first video and the second video into a common timeline based at least in part on the metadata of each of the first video and the second video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: James R. Jeffries
  • Patent number: 10614116
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive information about an event. Event attendees are invited to the event. A presence of an event attendee at the event is determined. Content is received from the event attendees present at the event. The content is integrated into event media. The event media is provided for presentation to at least one of the event attendee during the event and an event invitee during or after the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya Brij Koolwal, Michael James LeBeau, Jiawen Connie Yang, Nicholas John Gavalas
  • Patent number: 10616555
    Abstract: A method for ascertaining an image of the surroundings of a vehicle. The method includes reading in first image data and at least second image data, the first image data representing image data of a first image recording area of a camera in or on a vehicle and the second image data representing image data from a second image recording area of the camera differing from the first image recording area, and the second image data having been recorded chronologically after the first image data. The method further includes processing the second image data using a vehicle parameter and/or driving parameter, to obtain processed second image data. Finally, the method includes combining the first image data with the processed second image data to obtain the image of the surroundings of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Niehsen
  • Patent number: 10609343
    Abstract: An area display system (10), including: at least one flying camera (54), for producing a picture (56A) of at least one area (12A) for at least two specific times (40A, 40B); a social network geographical navigation application (60), for obtaining locations (16A2, 16C2) of objects (16A1, 16C1) via broadcasting smartphones (52A) thereof, roaming in the at least one area (12A); and a processor, for deleting regions (50A, 50B) from the picture (56A) being different in the at least two specific times (40A, 40B), and for inserting a symbol (16A3) for each of the roaming objects (16A1) into the picture (56A), conforming to the location (16A2) thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Dan El Eglick
  • Patent number: 10609293
    Abstract: A user device may capture a plurality of preview images that each include image data. The user device may process, in substantially real-time, a preview image to identify an object in the preview image, including determining an outline of the object. The user device may create a mask that hides a portion of the image data associated with an area outside of the outline of the object in one or more of the preview images. Based on determining that a parameter associated with glare of the object in the preview images does not satisfy a threshold, the user device may provide, in substantially real-time, feedback to a user, including an instruction to the user to perform an action with respect to the user device or to the object, and, based on determining that the parameter satisfies the threshold, the user device may automatically capture an image of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Pribble, Nicholas Capurso, Daniel Alan Jarvis
  • Patent number: 10598788
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are examples of ladar systems and methods where data about a plurality of ladar returns from prior ladar pulse shots gets stored in a spatial index that associates ladar return data with corresponding locations in a coordinate space to which the ladar return data pertain. This spatial index can then be accessed by a processor to retrieve ladar return data for locations in the coordinate space that are near a range point to be targeted by the ladar system with a new ladar pulse shot. This nearby prior ladar return data can then be analyzed by the ladar system to help adapt a shot selection for use by the ladar system with respect to new ladar pulse shots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AEYE, INC.
    Inventors: Luis Carlos Dussan, Allan Steinhardt, Federico Presutti, Joel David Benscoter
  • Patent number: 10600171
    Abstract: Certain embodiments involve blending images using neural networks to automatically generate alignment or photometric adjustments that control image blending operations. For instance, a foreground image and a background image data are provided to an adjustment-prediction network that has been trained, using a reward network, to compute alignment or photometric adjustments that optimize blending reward scores. An adjustment action (e.g., an alignment or photometric adjustment) is computed by applying the adjustment-prediction network to the foreground image and the background image data. A target background region is extracted from the background image data by applying the adjustment action to the background image data. The target background region is blended with the foreground image, and the resultant blended image is outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Jianming Zhang, Zhe Lin, Xiaohui Shen, Wei-Chih Hung, Joon-Young Lee
  • Patent number: 10592776
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards methods and systems for determining multimodal image edits for a digital image. The systems and methods receive a digital image and analyze the digital image. The systems and methods further generate a feature vector of the digital image, wherein each value of the feature vector represents a respective feature of the digital image. Additionally, based on the feature vector and determined latent variables, the systems and methods generate a plurality of determined image edits for the digital image, which includes determining a plurality of set of potential image attribute values and selecting a plurality of sets of determined image attribute values from the plurality of sets of potential image attribute values wherein each set of determined image attribute values comprises a determined image edit of the plurality of image edits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Stephen DiVerdi, Matthew Douglas Hoffman, Ardavan Saeedi
  • Patent number: 10587821
    Abstract: The invention is directed to systems and methods for image capturing technologies and, more particularly, to a high speed image registration system and respective processes to achieve high quality images. The method is implemented in a computing device and includes: capturing a first image of an object and identifying interest points; capturing a second image of the object and identifying regions of interest associated with the identified interest points of the first image, in addition to any areas not captured in the first image; identifying interest points in the second image within the regions of interest of the second image; matching interest points between the first image and the second image; aligning the matched interest points between the first image and the second image; and blending together the first image and the second image using the aligned similar interest points to form a single image of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Alexander M. Elhage
  • Patent number: 10554952
    Abstract: A stereo type distance recognition apparatus and method are provided. The stereo type distance recognition apparatus may include a plurality of sensors to generate a plurality of infrared (IR) signals, a communication unit to insert a set first pattern into each of the plurality of generated IR signals and to transmit the IR signals to an object, and a processor to extract a second pattern from each of signals reflected from the object by the plurality of IR signals, to cancel an interference signal from each of the reflected signals based on a result of a comparison between the first pattern and the second pattern, and to compute a distance from the object based on signals from which the interference signal is cancelled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Moon Jong Choi, Rock Hyun Choi, Jae Sung Choi, Won Seok Kang, Dong Ha Lee
  • Patent number: 10553022
    Abstract: This invention is a system for photogrammetric analysis of full motion video (FMV), which converts FMV to image files, extracts metadata, and produces accurate 2-D and 3-D geospatial images in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventor: Richard D Massaro
  • Patent number: 10554880
    Abstract: An image processing system performs image processing on images including overlapping image regions as overlapping regions. The system includes a calculator configured to calculate an evaluation value for evaluating each image using pixel values of pixels in each overlapping region; a determination controller configured to determine, based on the calculated evaluation values, whether there is an image to be corrected in the images; an image determiner configured to, when there is the image to be corrected, determine a correction reference image as a reference, out of the images, based on the evaluation values; and an image corrector configured to correct the image to be corrected based on the correction reference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromi Yoshikawa, Kazuhiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10540804
    Abstract: Images may be automatically annotated with place identifiers based on textual metadata associated with the images. The quality of these place identifiers may be scored based on a number of different factors. For example, these annotations may also include confidence and topicality values indicative of the relationships between the place identifier and the text as well as topics of the text of the textual metadata. Images that also have additional location information that includes GPS coordinates or a location specified by a user, may be used to evaluate the quality of a given place identifier, combination of confidence and topicality values, and the overall annotation system. These valuations may, in turn, be used to score the quality of such automatic annotations of other images that do not have such additional location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Wenfeng Li, Allen Hutchison
  • Patent number: 10521884
    Abstract: A method for promoting and documenting customer engagement using an online photo-sharing platform adds value to both customers and business owners. The method enables multiple customers to submit visual content that is related to products and services which are offered by the business owner. The method sorts through the visual content which has been submitted and uses this visual content to form an interactive mosaic. The interactive mosaic is an image that tessellates the customer's visual content into an image that was selected by the business owner. Additionally, the business owner can make create multiple templates which are used to form mosaics for various products or services. All of the interactive mosaics are hosted on a remote server so that anyone with a computing device may view and copy the photos which are contained therein. Alternatively, the method can also generate and output a static mosaic as a physical manifestation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Drew Evans Iddings
  • Patent number: 10521894
    Abstract: An image recognition unit recognizes an object in each image captured by a plurality of imaging devices each imaging a partial overlapped imaging region surrounding a vehicle. An image synthesis unit generates a synthesized image by partially overlapping and joining converted images viewed from preset virtual viewpoints, when an imaging region including the recognized object is an overlapping region of which any one of two imaging devices performs imaging. The image synthesis unit synthesizes each converted image area in the overlapping image regions, using a preset blend ratio when an image of the converted images which are joined to partially overlap is generated. An image-setting unit sets the blend ratio of each converted image in the overlapping image regions for recognition results of an object, and a driving support image synthesized with the set blend ratio is output to a display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Yokota
  • Patent number: 10523925
    Abstract: A system and a process configuration generates a unitary rendered image for a video from at least two cameras. The configuration detects a communication coupling of at least two cameras and determines a master camera and a slave camera. The configuration determines an orientation of camera sensor of the master camera and the slave camera and determines a first frame of a video for a synchronization point for a start of a video capture. The configuration captures and reads images from the master camera sensor and the slave camera sensor in response to the start of the video capture and orientation of the camera sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Woodman, David A. Newman, Stephen B. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10504234
    Abstract: The present disclosure can provide an image processing apparatus. In some embodiments, the image processing apparatus in accordance with the disclosure comprises memory configured to store a previously selected depth information value (dprev), (dprev; dprevi) having been selected for a previously processed fragment and signal processing logic (103).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jacek Konieczny, Marek Domanski, Olgierd Stankiewicz, Krzysztof Wegner, Adam Łuczak
  • Patent number: 10506003
    Abstract: A media universe system may provide digital media content to clients via methods and apparatus that provide interactive and immersive viewing experiences to the clients. A repository service may store digital assets for the media universe and maintain an asset tracking database that may track how the digital assets of the media universe relate to one another over time within a world encompassed by the media universe. The repository service may also maintain mappings between the digital assets and other content of the media universe. The repository service may serve as a centralized continuity database for the world and the media universe. Providing an accessible, scalable, network-based location for the continuity database may enable developers to build interactive experiences for users to explore the world of the media universe, both spatially and temporally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Robert Cabanero, Matthew James Van Gorder, Thomas Richard Leonard, Eric Stephen Nylund, Adam C. F. MacDonald, Ashraf Alkarmi, Collin Charles Davis, Michael Anthony Frazzini, Gerard Joseph Heinz, II, Michael Schleif Pesce
  • Patent number: 10489953
    Abstract: A computer system running image processing software receives an identification of a desired scene of a geographical area for which an oblique-mosaic image is desired including one or more geometry parameters of a virtual camera; creates a mathematical model of the virtual camera having mathematical values that define the camera geometry parameters that configure the model to capture the geographical area, and looking down at an oblique angle; creates a ground elevation model of the ground and vertical structures within the oblique-mosaic pixel map, wherein source images were captured at an oblique angle and compass direction similar to the oblique angle and compass direction of the virtual camera; and reprojects, with the mathematical model, source oblique image pixels of the overlapping source images for pixels included in the oblique-mosaic pixel map using the ground elevation model to thereby create the oblique-mosaic image of the geographical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Pictometry International Corp.
    Inventors: Stephen Schultz, Frank Giuffrida, Robert Gray
  • Patent number: 10474412
    Abstract: A digital storyboard system that uses multiple displays and related methods are disclosed. The systems and methods may be used to present graphical content such as slides of a slide shows or boards of a storyboard sequence simultaneously on multiple screens at each of a plurality of locations. One or more users of the system may, through their interface device, update or edit the content on any of the screens, resulting in real-time updates to those designated screens at all locations and on any interface devices on which those screens appear. Portable devices may be used to interface with the storyboard system to choose content, place content on display areas, edit and annotate content. Concurrent editing and/or annotating of content by multiple users is supported. The systems and methods may also partition screens at a plurality of locations into display areas to display different content, such that all content is visible at all locations, regardless of the number of available screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Elon Nimri, Junqing Shao, Shu Gao, Rob Murphy, Stephen Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10475181
    Abstract: An image acquisition unit acquires first and second radiation images from first and second radiation detectors. A first frequency analysis unit generates a first high-frequency component and a first low-frequency component of the first radiation image, and a second frequency analysis unit generates a second low-frequency component of the second radiation image. A subtraction processing unit generates a subtraction low-frequency component from the first low-frequency component and the second low-frequency component, and a synthesis unit synthesizes the subtraction low-frequency component and the first high-frequency component to generate a processed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10475234
    Abstract: A method of creating a three-dimensional model, based on two-dimensional (hereinafter “2D”) images is provided. The method includes acquiring a number of images of a number of physical locations, wherein each image is associated with one image group of a number of hierarchical image groups, the number of hierarchical image groups including a base image group, converting images within a group to a number of 3D models, wherein each 3D model is associated with one model group of a number of hierarchical model groups, the number of hierarchical model groups including a base model group, merging a number of the 3D models from the base model group and a number of 3D models from another 3D model group to create a multi-scale 3D model, and utilizing the multi-scale 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: George Mason University
    Inventors: David Lattanzi, Ali Khaloo
  • Patent number: 10469714
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for capturing digital images. In use, at least one ambient exposure parameter is determined, and at least one flash exposure parameter based on the at least one ambient exposure parameter is determined. Next, via at least one camera module, an ambient image is captured according to the at least one ambient exposure parameter, and, via the at least one camera module, a flash image is captured according to the at least one flash exposure parameter. The captured ambient image and the captured flash image are stored. Lastly, the captured ambient image and the captured flash image are combined to generate a first merged image. Additional systems, methods, and computer program products are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DUELIGHT LLC
    Inventors: William Guie Rivard, Adam Barry Feder, Brian J. Kindle
  • Patent number: 10467768
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for estimation of optical flow between images using 4-dimensional cost volume processing. A methodology implementing the techniques according to an embodiment includes extracting a first set of feature vectors from a first image and extracting a second set of feature vectors from a second image. Each feature vector of the first set is associated with a pixel of the first image and each feature vector of the second set is associated with a pixel of the second image. The method further includes constructing a 4-dimensional (4D) cost volume to store a distance metric between each feature vector of the first set of feature vectors and a selected subset of feature vectors of the second set of feature vectors. The method further includes performing a flow-semi-global matching (Flow-SGM) on the 4D cost volume to estimate an optical flow vector for pixels of the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jia Xu, René Ranftl, Vladlen Koltun
  • Patent number: 10460459
    Abstract: A method of stitching frames captured at multiple viewing angles comprising: receiving a set of frames captured by imagers, identifying in each of pairs of neighboring frames, each neighboring frame is captured about the same time as the other from an imager having an overlapping field of view with another. For each overlapping area a center connecting axis connecting between centers of respective the pair of neighboring frames is identified, a motion gradient for each frame of the pair of neighboring frames is calculated, pixels of the pair of neighboring frames in the at least one overlapping area are adapted based on corresponding values from the motion gradient along the center connecting axis, the pair of adapted neighboring frames into a panoramic frame which at least partly imaging an environment surrounding the common center is stitched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: HumanEyes Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Anton Bar, Yitzchak Tulbovich, Shmuel Fine
  • Patent number: 10452889
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an apparatus and a method for detecting a touch pressure. The apparatus includes a fingerprint sensor module and a touch pressure calculating module, where the fingerprint sensor module includes a plurality of pixels, in which: the fingerprint sensor module configured to collect, via the plurality of pixels, texture information data of a body part touching the fingerprint sensor module; the touch pressure calculating module configured to calculate a touch pressure of the body part according to the collected texture information data, thereby achieving the detection of the touch pressure by virtue of an existing fingerprint sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dan Wu, Gengchun Deng, Jinchun Ye, Weiwen Chen
  • Patent number: 10445882
    Abstract: An image processing method for obtaining a panoramic image includes obtaining a first image and a second image by a camera unit, and obtaining location information between the viewpoints of the first image and the second image by a gyro. First features of the first image and second features of the second image are obtained according to a feature-capturing algorithm when pixel brightness differences exceed a threshold. Predicted features in the second image are obtained by the location information, and predicted features that exceed a predetermined distance from the second features are discarded. A panorama image is obtained by combining the first image and the second image according to the first features and the selected second features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AMBIT MICROSYSTEMS (SHANGHAI) LTD.
    Inventor: Tzu-Fong Liao
  • Patent number: 10440285
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit, a first image processor, and a record processor. The imaging unit sequentially acquires image data groups comprising pieces of image data different in exposure conditions to generate HDR moving image frames. The first image processor subjects the pieces of the image data belonging to each of the image data groups to first composition processing, to generate HDR moving image data comprising HDR moving image frames. The record processor is configured to record image data for still images so that the pieces of the image data belonging to each of the image data groups are subjected to second composition processing different from the first composition processing, to generate HDR still image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Shimura, Kazuo Kanda, Yoshiyuki Fukuya, Nobuyuki Shima, Shinya Takasumi
  • Patent number: 10432873
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to generate an image at each of predetermined timings, wherein an exposure time is used at each of predetermined timings. The imaging apparatus includes at least one circuit which divides, according to whether or not a specific photography situation occurs, the exposure time, into a plurality of exposure times including a first exposure time for acquiring still image and a second exposure time for acquiring movie; and generates a still image, based on an image generated by photography with the first exposure time, and generates a movie frame constituting a movie, by using an image generated by photography with the second exposure time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Matsuhashi, Ryosuke Mochizuki, Mika Muto
  • Patent number: 10430675
    Abstract: A method for providing a piece of occupant information for a safety unit for a vehicle includes reading in image data representing an occupant of the vehicle via an interface to an image recording unit of the vehicle, reading in plausibility check data representing a person via an interface to a mobile device, a step of determining occupant data characterizing the occupant using the image data and the plausibility check data, and a step of providing the occupant data to an interface to the safety unit for the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Gian Antonio D'Addetta, Heiko Freienstein, Josef Kolatschek
  • Patent number: 10410324
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, system, and computer program product of displaying computer graphics according to arrangement and orientation attributes. In an embodiment, the invention includes receiving computer graphics attribute data of computer graphics, receiving arrangement attribute data, calculating an arrangement order for the computer graphics with respect to the computer graphics attribute data and the arrangement attribute data, receiving orientation attribute data indicating an orientation attribute, receiving an orientation attribute value indicating a value of the orientation attribute, calculating orientation values for the computer graphics with respect to the computer graphics attribute values and the orientation attribute value, and displaying on the computer display the computer graphics in the arrangement order and in orientations corresponding to the orientation values, resulting in displayed computer graphics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Miki Azeyanagi, Kenya Ishimoto, Keisuke Washida, Mayumi Goto
  • Patent number: 10412333
    Abstract: A method for sampling an image sensor, the image sensor having a lattice structure having a plurality of triangular sensor elements. In the lattice structure, sensor elements situated adjacent to one another are configured to detect light having respectively different light properties. The method includes a step of reading out the image sensor by sampling a plurality of sensor elements of the lattice structure that are configured to detect light in a same first wavelength range, one sensor signal being read out per sensor element in the step of reading out. In addition, the method includes a step of buffering the read-out sensor signals and a step of producing an item of image information assigned to a point of acquisition of the image sensor, using the buffered sensor signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch Gmbh
    Inventors: Marc Geese, Ulrich Seger
  • Patent number: 10404907
    Abstract: An electronic device includes compressed sensing circuitry including an image sensor to capture an image and output compressed sensing image data. There is processing circuitry to reconstruct in real-time a preview image of the compressed sensing image data. A display screen displays the preview image which has been reconstructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fabien Cardinaux, Stefan Uhlich
  • Patent number: 10404926
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for image signal processing. For example, methods may include receiving, by an image signal processor, one or more input image signals from one or more image sensors; determining a mapping based on the input image signal(s), wherein the mapping includes records that associate image portions of an output image with corresponding image portions of the input image signal(s); sorting the records of the mapping according to an order of the corresponding image portions of the input image signal(s); applying, by the image signal processor, image processing to image portions of the input image signal(s) to determine image portions of one or more processed images in the order; and determining, by the image signal processor, the image portions of the output image based at least in part on the mapping and the corresponding image portions of the processed image(s) in the order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno Cesar Douady-Pleven, Sandeep Doshi, Sophana Kok
  • Patent number: 10394439
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing user interface elements using gestures are disclosed. In some implementations, a block representing a plurality of user interface elements is displayed on a touch screen of a device. A first gesture is initiated at a position corresponding to the block representing the plurality of the user interface elements is received via the touch screen. A first path corresponding to the first gesture is stored in a memory. At least a portion of the plurality of user interface elements are displayed on the touch screen in positions along the first path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Michelle Felt, Sankar Shanmugam, John Van-Ryzin, Siva Sivaganesh
  • Patent number: 10386993
    Abstract: A video processing engine is configured to generate a graphical user interface (GUI) that allows an end-user of the video processing engine to select a specific video and search through the specific video to detect a desired target scene. The video processing engine provides a grid array of video thumbnails that are configured to each display a segment of the video so that multiple scenes may be visually scanned simultaneously. When the end-user identifies a scene within a video thumbnail that may be the desired target scene, the end-user may launch the content of the video thumbnail in full-screen mode to verify that the scene is in fact the desired target scene. An advantage of the approach described herein is that the video processing engine provides a sampled overview of the video in its entirety, thus enabling the end-user to more effectively scrub the video for the desired target scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Frank Matejka, George Fitzmaurice, Tovi Grossman
  • Patent number: 10390106
    Abstract: A device and a method for processing an image by a multimedia device that supports encryption and decryption are provided. The device includes a thumbnail image of an original image is obtained and the original image is encrypted using a first encryption scheme. An encrypted image frame is generated such that the encrypted image frame includes an identity field in which marker information is recorded between a first image field in which the obtained thumbnail image is recorded and a second image field in which the encrypted original image is recorded. The marker information indicates whether the encrypted image frame includes the second image field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han-Gil Moon, Nam-Suk Lee