Camera With Additional External Sensor (e.g., White Balance, Gps, Wheel, Etc.) Patents (Class 386/227)
  • Patent number: 10621228
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of associating digital tags with digital files comprises storing a plurality of digital files having embedded therein content data and metadata including tags; receiving, via a user interface device of a client device, a first tag label containing alphanumeric text created and inputted by a user of the client device; modifying, using a controller device, a selected first one of the tags of the metadata in a first of the digital files to include the first tag label; receiving, via the user interface device or another user interface device, an instruction to search for all of the digital files having at least the first tag label; responsive to receiving the instruction, automatically searching for all of the digital files having at least the first tag label; and displaying, on a video display device associated with the client device, a first indication of the first tag label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NCM IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Desmond, Nancy L. Desmond, L. Michael Taylor
  • Patent number: 10547810
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a first signal transmission device provided with a first video cable configured to selectively transmit a first image signal transmitted by a first method and a second image signal transmitted by a second method, an audio cable configured to transmit a sound signal, and a first output connector connected to the first video cable and the audio cable; a second signal transmission device provided with a second video cable configured to transmit a third image signal transmitted by the second method, and a second output connector connected to the second video cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ja Sung Koo
  • Patent number: 10536683
    Abstract: Systems and methods for marking an event of interest within a spherical video segment are provided. The spherical video segment may define visual content viewable from a point of view. User input may designate an event of interest within the visual content. The user input may indicate a moment in time in the spherical video segment and a viewing angle of the event of interest. Tag information associated with the event of interest may be generated. The tag information may identify the moment in time and the viewing angle such that a subsequent presentation of the spherical video segment, proximate to the moment in time, includes an alert notification that the event of interest is outside a display field of view based on the viewing angle being outside the display field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joven Matias, David Newman, Ha Phan, Timothy Bucklin, Daryl Stimm
  • Patent number: 10509823
    Abstract: The information providing system includes the communication unit, the content database, the search unit and the map information generation unit. The communication unit acquires place information indicating a place. The content database stores place information indicating a place and specifying information specifying an expression part where an expression related to the place appears in content in association with each other. The search unit acquires the specifying information stored in association with the place information indicating a place within a specified range from the place indicated by the place information acquired by the communication unit from the content database. The map information generation unit outputs the specifying information acquired by the search unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Murata, Kenjiro Numazu, Ruka Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10477120
    Abstract: A system for acquiring images in color and near-infrared, comprising: a matrix sensor, which comprises first, second, and third types of pixels sensitive to respective visible colors and a fourth type of panchromatic pixels sensitive in the near-infrared; and a signal processing circuit configured to reconstruct first and second sets of monochromatic images, a panchromatic image, a color image from the images of the first set and from the panchromatic image, and at least one image in the near-infrared from the images of the second set and from the panchromatic image. A visible-near-infrared bispectral camera comprises such an acquisition system and method implemented by means of such a camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Raphaël Horak, Yves Courcol, Ludovic Perruchot
  • Patent number: 10430020
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for opening a file in a folder, including: obtaining an operation performed on an icon area of a folder; determining whether the operation is performed on a preset area in the icon area of the folder, where the preset area displays information about a preset file in the folder; and if the operation is performed on the preset area in the icon area of the folder, opening the preset file. The present invention further provides a corresponding terminal. In embodiments of the present invention, an icon of a file in the folder is displayed on an icon of the folder. When the folder is not opened, a user may directly view, from the icon of the folder, an icon of a file that needs to be opened, so as to directly implement a trigger operation of opening the file, which is simple and convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie Xu, Zhiyan Yang
  • Patent number: 10423658
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of associating digital tags with digital files comprises storing a plurality of digital files having embedded therein content data and metadata including tags; receiving, via a user interface device of a client device, a first tag label containing alphanumeric text created and inputted by a user of the client device; modifying, using a controller device, a selected first one of the tags of the metadata in a first of the digital files to include the first tag label; receiving, via the user interface device or another user interface device, an instruction to search for all of the digital files having at least the first tag label; responsive to receiving the instruction, automatically searching for all of the digital files having at least the first tag label; and displaying, on a video display device associated with the client device, a first indication of the first tag label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: NCM IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Desmond, Nancy L. Desmond, L. Michael Taylor
  • Patent number: 10419715
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes: receiving, by a processing system, sensor data from a sensor device carried by a user or attached to the user's sports equipment during a sporting activity; identifying, by the processing system and based on the sensor data, an event engaged in by the user during a time period; determining, based on the sensor data, a position of the user during the event; identifying a camera that is operational and has the user in view during at least a portion of the time period; and selecting video footage of the event from the identified camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ALPINEREPLAY, INC.
    Inventor: David J. Lokshin
  • Patent number: 10216236
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing temperatures of wearable device components are disclosed. In one aspects, a method includes determining a temperature of an electronic component of the wearable device, determining a rate of temperature change of the electronic component, and determining whether to increase or decrease a transmission rate limit of the electronic component based on the temperature and the rate, adjusting the transmission rate limit based on the determination, and limiting a rate of transmission of the electronic component based on the adjusted transmission rate limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Ashwood, Michael Wollman, Nicholas Larson, Patrick Timothy McSweeney Simons
  • Patent number: 10192584
    Abstract: Accurate and concise summarization of a media production is achieved using cognitive analysis which groups segments of the production into clusters based on extracted features, selects a representative segment for each cluster, and combines the representative segments to form a summary. The production is separated into a video stream, a speech stream and an audio stream, from which the cognitive analysis extracts visual features, textual features, and aural features. The clustering groups segments together whose visual and textual features most closely match. Selection of the representative segments derives a score for each segment based on factors including a distance to a centroid of the cluster, an emotion level, an audio uniqueness, and a video uniqueness. Each of these factors can be weighted, and the weights can be adjusted in accordance with user input. The factors can have initial weights which are based on statistical attributes of historical media productions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Alexander M. Block, Manali J. Chanchlani, Kristi A. Farinelli
  • Patent number: 10162421
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose an action recognition method and an action recognition apparatus. The method comprises: detecting a motion of at least one body position of a user by using at least one first-type sensor; in response to that a motion amplitude of the at least one body position does not exceed a preset threshold, activating at least one second-type sensor; and recognizing an action of the at least one body position of the user based on at least the detection result of the at least one second-type sensor. In the method and the apparatus of the embodiments of this application, different types of sensors can be selectively activated based on a motion amplitude, and relatively good action recognition precision and effects can be achieved by means of cooperation between various sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Na Wei
  • Patent number: 9900582
    Abstract: A sensor 4 targeted to be mounted on a plenoptic camera comprises at least one microimage area targeted to sense a microimage refracted by a microlens array, the microimage area being at least partially covered by a color filter array, wherein the color saturation of the color filter array decreases when getting away from a centroid (xi,j, yi,j) of the microimage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Benoit Vandame, Thierry Borel, Louis Chevallier
  • Patent number: 9752840
    Abstract: An Internet of Things (IoT) Automated Intelligence Module (AIM) (or sensor module) is mounted on a firearm to gather weapons intelligence data (including video/audio data) when a critical event, such as the firearm un-holstering, and/or discharge, as well as emergency situation, is (are) detected. The IoT sensor module is capable of immediate detection of un-holstering of the firearm, firearm discharge(s), the number of the discharges, as well as 3-D positioning of the firearm at the time of discharge, and notification alerts to designated recipients (i.e., computer aided dispatch, commanders, supervisors, superintendents, etc.) of the firearm status change or critical events in the field. The captured video/audio and the weapon's intelligence data are transmitted to end-users' application desktops, mobile devices, and/or web-based interfaces to provide the designated recipients with situational awareness of personnel in the field and crucial information that can be used for post crime scene analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: Zeroin Precision Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Jonpaul Betro
  • Patent number: 9705980
    Abstract: Systems and methods for visualization of performance parameters of distributed computer systems. An example method may comprise: receiving data representing a geographic location of a client computer system issuing a plurality of requests to a server computer system, the data further comprising a plurality of values representing one or more parameters of request processing by the server computer system; and generating a sequence of video frames, each video frame of the sequence of video frames comprising a visual element of a pre-defined shape overlaid over a geographic map in a position corresponding to the geographic location of the client computer system, wherein a pre-defined attribute of the visual element visually represents one or more values of the plurality of values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America
    Inventors: Ethan Luke Michaud, Mathew Wade Pickering, Nathaniel John Bates, Janusz M. Juda, Thomas Steven Joyce, William Val Arneth, III, Latrisha Devon Whitehead, Gary Robert Couture, Louis Anthony Iannucci, Scott M. Blandford
  • Patent number: 9589330
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a processing unit configured to execute image processing on an image signal; a filtering unit configured to execute filtering processing; and a changing unit configured to, in a case where a range of a value which a predetermined color component of the image signal can take is changed from a first range to a second range narrower than the first range by the image processing, change the value of the predetermined color component of the filtered image signal based on the first range and the second range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryosuke Mizuno
  • Patent number: 9544490
    Abstract: An image processing device, an image processing method, and a recording medium storing an image processing program are provided. The image processing device includes an image processing unit configured to perform image processing on image data, a temperature obtaining unit configured to obtain an inner-device temperature and outer-device temperature of the image processing device, and a frame rate changing unit configured to change a frame rate of the image data processed by the image processing unit, based on a temperature difference between the inner-device temperature and the outer-device temperature. Each of the image processing method and the image processing program performs image processing on image data, obtains an inner-device temperature and outer-device temperature of the image processing device, and changes a frame rate of the image data, based on a temperature difference between the inner-device temperature and the outer-device temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Tomiyasu
  • Patent number: 9282279
    Abstract: A method for controlling capturing of multimedia content, the method comprising: capturing multimedia content by an apparatus, said multimedia content comprising at least an audio signal and a video signal; obtaining control information based on at least either of said audio signal or video signal; controlling pre-processing of the audio signal based on the control information obtained from the video signal; and/or controlling pre-processing of the video signal based on the control information obtained from the audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Kari Järvinen
  • Patent number: 9215367
    Abstract: The present invention is an image pickup apparatus including: an image processing section configured to be capable of outputting a cut-off image (cropped image) corresponding to an optical image formed on a specified area of an image pickup device; an image display device; a touch panel provided on the image display device; and a control section; wherein if the touch panel detects a drag operation during a live view display operation being performed on the image display device, the specified area is caused to relatively move with respect to the optical image according to a movement direction and movement distance of the drag operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Kokufu
  • Publication number: 20150117833
    Abstract: A recording method, apparatus, and terminal are provided. The present invention prevents a poor stereophonic effect of a recorded video caused by a change in a terminal's location status. The method includes acquiring a placement status parameter of a terminal according to current placement status of the terminal; determining that one photographing unit of at least one photographing unit is in a started state; determining a recording correspondence between at least two audio sensor units and two sound channels according to the acquired placement status parameter and the determined photographing unit in the started state; and adjusting volume of the at least two audio sensor units according to the recording correspondence, so that a difference between volume that passes through the two sound channels is less than a preset threshold. The present invention may be applied to audio processing technologies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Xi Chen
  • Publication number: 20150098687
    Abstract: An event in a public safety (PS) network is recorded by mounting a video recording device for capturing images in a field of view (FOV) on a PS person, by tracking the PS person's point of view (POV) by mounting a motion sensor on the PS person's head for joint movement therewith to generate an output direction control signal indicative of a direction along which the POV is directed; by determining a context of the event in which the PS person is engaged by generating from a context sensor an output context signal indicative of the context of the event; and by automatically controlling operation of the video recording device based on the context and control signals by controlling one of direction of the FOV, angle of the FOV, size of the images, and resolution of the images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC
    Inventors: SHERVIN SABRIPOUR, MICHAEL L. CHARLIER, CHI T. TRAN
  • Publication number: 20150098688
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes: receiving, by a processing system, sensor data from a sensor device carried by a user or attached to the user's sports equipment during a sporting activity; identifying, by the processing system and based on the sensor data, an event engaged in by the user during a time period; determining, based on the sensor data, a position of the user during the event; identifying a camera that is operational and has the user in view during at least a portion of the time period; and selecting video footage of the event from the identified camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: David J. Lokshin
  • Publication number: 20150078727
    Abstract: At a high level, embodiments of the invention relate to augmenting video data with presence data derived from one or more proximity tags. More specifically, embodiments of the invention generate forensically authenticated recordings linking video imagery to the presence of specific objects in or near the recording. One embodiment of the invention includes video recording system comprising a camera, a wireless proximity tag reader, a storage memory and control circuitry operable to receive image data from the camera receive a proximity tag identifier identifying a proximity tag from the proximity tag reader, and store an encoded frame containing the image data and the proximity tag identity in the storage memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Stanton E. Ross, Peng Han, Jeremy A. Dick
  • Patent number: 8976266
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure provide a method and system for locating a picture, based on navigation functions of a mobile terminal. The method includes the follows. During a process of utilizing a photographic device to take a picture, current time information and geographical location information of current track point may be obtained and recorded by a mobile terminal, by using navigation functions carried by the mobile terminal. Picture shooting time carried by the picture taken and the time information obtained by the mobile terminal may be associated with each other, such that geographical location information where the picture is taken may be determined. Time of the photographic device is synchronous with time of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Yongjian Wu
  • Patent number: 8953929
    Abstract: A video recording camera system provide remote control functionality through a wireless handset interface. In embodiments, a video recording camera includes an optical sensor, a processor coupled to the optical sensor to process an input image signal received from the optical sensor into an encoded video data stream, a non-volatile storage medium coupled to the processor to store, locally in the video recording camera, encoded video data stream as recorded video data, and a wireless transceiver. In embodiments, a cellular-enabled wireless communication handset communicatively couples to the video recording camera over a wireless personal area network (WPAN) supported by the camera's wireless transceiver. The handset serves as a gateway to the camera providing access to recorded video data or functions of the camera, via the WPAN, as determined based on communications conducted by the handset over a cellular communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Venture Lending & Leasing VI, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Boland, Romulus Pereira, Narayan Mohanran
  • Patent number: 8934754
    Abstract: Real-time access by a public authority emergency responder to surveillance video of a privately-controlled source is conditionally pre-authorized dependent on the existence of at least one pre-specified emergency condition, and recorded in a data processing system. A public authority emergency responder subsequently requests real-time access to the surveillance video (e.g., during an emergency), and if the pre-specified emergency condition is met, access is automatically granted, i.e., without the need for manual intervention. A pre-specified emergency condition could, e.g., be an alarm condition detected by a sensor at the site of the video surveillance, or a declared state of emergency, properly declared by an appropriate public official.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald L. Billau, Vincenzo V. Di Luoffo, Dan P. Dumarot, Matthew J. Paschal, Brandon W. Schulz, James E. Woodbury
  • Patent number: 8929709
    Abstract: A system and method for automatic digital curation, annotation, and tagging of action videos receives, in a processing system, GPS data, and in some embodiments inertial data, from a sensor-based device carried by a sportsman during a sporting activity. The processing system processes the GPS data and the inertial data, if present to identify at least one sportsman event, and stores data identifying the sportsman event in a performance database. Video data from a video camera is stored in a video database, the video data including location, time, and direction information associated with frames of video. Timecode data in the video database is synchronized with timecode data in the performance database, and the data identifying the sportsman event is used to automatically select, annotate, tag or edit said video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: AlpineReplay, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Lokshin
  • Publication number: 20150003802
    Abstract: Audio and or video data is structurally and persistently associated with auxiliary sensor data (e.g., relating to acceleration, orientation or tilt) through use of a unitary data object, such as a modified MPEG file or data stream. In this form, different rendering devices can employ co-conveyed sensor data to alter the audio or video content. Such use of the sensor data may be personalized to different users, e.g., through preference data. For example, accelerometer data can be associated with video data, allowing some users to view a shake-stabilized version of a video, and other users to view the video with such motion artifacts undisturbed. In like fashion, camera parameters, such as focal plane distance, can be co-conveyed with audio/video content—allowing the volume to be diminished (or not, again depending on user preference) when a camera captures audio/video from a distant subject. Some arrangements employ multiple image sensors and/or multiple audio sensors—each also collecting auxiliary data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: John D. Lord
  • Publication number: 20140376876
    Abstract: Enables recognition of events within motion data obtained from portable wireless motion capture elements and video synchronization of the events with video as the events occur or at a later time, based on location and/or time of the event or both. May use integrated camera or external cameras with respect to mobile device to automatically generate generally smaller event videos of the event on the mobile device or server. Also enables analysis or comparison of movement associated with the same user, other user, historical user or group of users. Provides low memory and power utilization and greatly reduces storage for video data that corresponds to events such as a shot, move or swing of a player, a concussion of a player, or other medical related events or events, such as the first steps of a child, or falling events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: BLAST MOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Bentley, Ryan Kaps, Bhaskar Bose, Sheehan Alam, Michael Gillian, Mazen Abdel-Rahman
  • Publication number: 20140369661
    Abstract: System for filming a video movie in a real space comprising: —a filming camera (9), —a sensor (16), —a computerized pinpointing module (27) for determining the location of the filming camera, —a monitoring screen (15), —a computerized compositing module (32) for generating on the monitoring screen (15) a composite image of the real image and of a projection of a virtual image, generated according to the filming camera (9) location data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: SOLIDANIM
    Inventors: Isaac Partouche, Jean-François Szlapka, Emmanuel Linot
  • Patent number: 8909022
    Abstract: An example method may include continuously receiving, from a sensor of a computing device, media content collected from an ambient environment of the computing device on an ongoing basis. The method includes storing in a buffer an amount of the media content collected over a sliding time window, and removing stored media content from the buffer as the predetermined time period expires. The method may also include providing, by an operating system of the computing device, a listing of one or more applications configured to run on the computing device. The method further includes receiving, by the operating system of the computing device, a selection of an application from the listing of one or more applications, and based on the selection, causing the selected application to be initiated on the computing device and providing the portion of the media content to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Kasten, James Fintan Kelly, Nirdhar Khazanie, Joshua Michael Armour
  • Publication number: 20140341530
    Abstract: A method includes leveraging a sensor provided in a data processing device to estimate a distance between the data processing device and a user thereof, the data processing device and an object external to the data processing device and the user and/or the object and the user in conjunction with a processor of the data processing device communicatively coupled to a memory. The method also includes dynamically modifying, through the processor, a parameter of a video frame being played back on the data processing device, generated through the data processing device during capturing of a video of the object or captured through the data processing device during the capturing of the video of the object based on the estimated distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Rahul Ulhas Marathe, Shounak Santosh Deshpande
  • Publication number: 20140270689
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a wearable camera that can be worn by a user. In one or more embodiments, the wearable camera can include a non-touch switch that can be utilized to access and activate various camera functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Seang Y. Chau, Amy Aimei Han, Michael J. Lammers, Sang-Kyun Han
  • Publication number: 20140227671
    Abstract: An event recording system for multiple sensor integration with real time user controlled commenting and flagging includes a portable tablet computer including multiple source integrating recording software configured to i) capture at least one video image during at least part of the event, ii) capture at least one audio record of at least a portion of the event; iii) capture multiple data inputs from data sensors during at least part of the event; iv) contemporaneously flag the common log file by at least one user during the event; and v) Integrate each video image, each audio record, each data input and each flag into a common time sequenced log file; at least one video camera and microphone coupled to the portable tablet computer during at least part of the event configured to supply at least one video image and one audio input during at least part of the event; and at least two independent sensors coupled to the portable tablet computer during at least part of the event configured to supply at least two da
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Kb Port LLC
    Inventors: Clifford P. Olmstead, Charles G. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140219628
    Abstract: Video and sensor data from multiple locations in a venue, in which multiple individuals are engaged in athletic performances, is stored and edited to create individualized video programs of athletic performances of individuals. Each camera provides a video feed that is continuously stored. Each video feed is stored in a sequence of data files in computer storage, which data files are created in regular time intervals. Each file is accessible using an identifier of the camera and a time interval. Similarly, data from sensors is continuously received and stored in a database. The database stores, for each sensor, an identifier of each individual detected in the proximity of the sensor and the time at which the individual was detected. Each sensor is associated with one or more cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Fleye, Inc.
    Inventor: Cameron Miner
  • Publication number: 20140178032
    Abstract: [Object] To invalidate position information multiplexed into a moving image at high speed. [Solving Means] An imaging unit captures a moving image containing a plurality of images in a time-series order. A position acquisition unit acquires positions at which the plurality of images are captured. An offset calculation unit calculates, as an offset, a difference between a reference value that is any of the positions at which the plurality of images are captured and each of the positions to associate the offset with the image whose position is acquired. A metadata generation unit generates, as moving image metadata that accompanies the moving image, metadata containing the reference value and generates, as image metadata that accompanies the image corresponding to the offset, metadata containing the offset, for each of the acquired positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinya Kano
  • Publication number: 20140178031
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods monitor vehicular activity. Specifically, the apparatus, systems and methods of the present invention provide a plurality of sensors and devices for monitoring a vehicle while the vehicle is in use, including but not limited to, impact sensors, cameras, recording devices, and other like devices. The devices create data streams that are processed and/or recorded for reference to the same upon inquiry, such as after a vehicle accident or for any other purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Brett I. Walker
  • Patent number: 8744236
    Abstract: A system for playing a film on a portable media player, the portable media player comprising a central processor, a GPS module to determine a location of the portable media player within a geographic area, and a storage having stored therein film data of the film for playing on the portable media player, as well as location data of a plurality of locations in a geographic area; the film data comprising at least one preliminary scene to be played first, and a plurality of subsequent scenes, each of the subsequent scenes being linked to both the preliminary scene and one of the locations. A corresponding portable media player, film and method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Nanyang Technological University
    Inventor: Derwin Scott Hessels
  • Patent number: 8744230
    Abstract: A real time streaming geolocation method includes recording data and linking it to specific coordinates. The data is selectively stored to a database using a specialized data filtering method, and a streaming video can be created from the stored data. The streaming video can be created in real time, creating a current video simulation of a specific environment. The method also allows for interactive addition, modification and deletion of data, such as points of interest, in the video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory R. Hovagim, Jeffrey M. Borden, Garrett T. Shaw, Karl D. Brommer
  • Patent number: 8718447
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing multimedia data using an event index are provided. The method includes; to detect a biometric signal of a user when the user captures a multimedia data, digitize the detected biometric signal and indexing the multimedia data using the result of the digitization, and selectively edit the indexed multimedia data and playing back the result of the selectively editing. Accordingly, it is possible to facilitate the management of moving data files by indexing part of a moving data corresponding to an emotional event of a user who has captured the moving data, editing the moving data according to the results of the indexing, and playing back the edited moving data to provide a preview of the moving data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gyung-hye Yang, Seung-Nyung Chung, Ki-wan Choi, Myung-hyun Yoo
  • Patent number: 8712208
    Abstract: A device to detect location data, store a first location of the device within metadata of visual media if the location data is available, and store a second location within the metadata of the visual media if the location data is unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert P Cazier, Shane D Voss, Jason Yost
  • Patent number: 8666221
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a temperature sensor configured to sense a temperature associated with a case of the imaging apparatus, a moving image recording unit configured to generate moving image data based on one of a plurality of recording methods which determines image quality of a recording image, and records the moving image data in a recording medium, and a controller configured to control the recording method set on the moving image recording unit. The controller changes the recording method to be set on the moving image recording unit, according to a result of the sensing by the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Okazaki, Yasutoshi Yamamoto, Akira Seto, Tsutomu Mukai
  • Patent number: 8649064
    Abstract: In order to correct image files to be printed in a printing device, there is provided a printing device including: an inputting unit that is configured to be capable of inputting an image file representing a motion image; a generating unit that is configured to extract a plurality of frame images from the image file and to generate a first output image in which the plurality of extracted frame images are laid out on a single page; correcting unit that is configured to correct the first output image and to generate a first corrected output image; and a printing unit that is configured to be capable of printing the first corrected output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohiko Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20140037263
    Abstract: A device and system for overlaying information taken during a video stream. The device may include a speedometer, a global positioning system, and a computer. The information may include the location of the video stream, and the velocity of the device. In certain embodiments, the data and video may be collected prior to the merge of the video and data or simultaneously with the merge of the video and data. A computer may be used to merge the video and data and the video may be watched with the data overlaid and thereby displayed to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Stanley Sunderland, III
  • Patent number: 8630526
    Abstract: A method of indexing multimedia content by creating database records that include location data is disclosed. Devices that generate multimedia content also generate location data corresponding to the location of the device when the content is generated. The location data includes geographical coordinates such as latitude and longitude as well as orientation and tilt. Other data may be recorded such as date and time of day, and light exposure. The content and location data are communicated to a Content Index Processor (CIP) that creates a database record from the location data and determines classifications for the database record that can be used by a person that is searching for particular multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas O'Neil, Kenneth H Rosen
  • Publication number: 20130330054
    Abstract: A system and method for automatic digital curation, annotation, and tagging of action videos receives, in a processing system, GPS data, and in some embodiments inertial data, from a sensor-based device carried by a sportsman during a sporting activity. The processing system processes the GPS data and the inertial data, if present to identify at least one sportsman event, and stores data identifying the sportsman event in a performance database. Video data from a video camera is stored in a video database, the video data including location, time, and direction information associated with frames of video. Timecode data in the video database is synchronized with timecode data in the performance database, and the data identifying the sportsman event is used to automatically select, annotate, tag or edit said video data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: ALPINEREPLAY, INC.
    Inventor: David J. Lokshin
  • Publication number: 20130322840
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including an acquisition unit that acquires incidental information, and a control unit that associates the incidental information with content, until a state is turned into a state in which a predetermined condition is satisfied after the acquisition of the incidental information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: KOJI KOMATSU, NOZOMU ENDO
  • Publication number: 20130302007
    Abstract: A method for recording moving images via a camera system includes detecting a rotation state of a device and setting an image rotation angle in image record mode, rotating images acquired via a camera module by the set image rotation angle, and encoding and storing the rotated images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangchul LEE, Jeongmo YANG
  • Publication number: 20130272675
    Abstract: A driving recorder system and a coordinate positioning method thereof. The system comprises a curved image lens, an operation module, a processing module, a display module and a storage module. The curved image lens captures the curved image of the surrounding areas thereof. The operation module restores the curved image into a restored image. The processing module receives the restored image and adds time data to the restored image. The display module displays the restored image and the time data. The storage module stores the restored image and the time data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: DADNY INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Shih, Mao Hui Wu
  • Publication number: 20130251331
    Abstract: A moving image capturing apparatus includes a capturing section; a sensor; an operation judging section; a priority setting section; a storage section; and a digest playback section. The digest playback setting section includes a portion selecting section; a selected time comparing section; and a setting section. The priority setting section sets a priority for a moving image portion according to a type of state judged by the operation judging section based on a predetermined standard. The digest playback section sets a playback portion of a moving image of a digest playback target. The portion selecting section selects in order from a moving image portion set with a high priority.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masao SAMBONGI
  • Patent number: 8542975
    Abstract: A video device is provided. The video device comprises a sensor to determine an amount of movement of the video device, a memory component to store video-related information, and a processor to receive movement information from the sensor and to interrupt communication of video-related information to the memory component when the movement information indicates that acceleration of the video device exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: Conor Michael O'Neill, Raluca Alina Popa