Patents

HMD Calibration with Direct Geometric Modeling, EU Patent No. 15175799.4 – 1902, Filing Date 8 July 2015, US Patent US20160012643A1, Publication Date 14 January 2016 (pdf).

An optical see-through (OST) head-mounted display (HMD) uses a calibration matrix having a fixed sub-set of adjustable parameters within all its parameters. Initial values for the calibration matrix are based on a model head. A predefined set of incremental adjustment values is provided for each adjustable parameter. During calibration, the calibration matrix is cycled through its predefined incremental parameter changes, and a virtual object is projected for each incremental change. The resultant projected virtual object is aligned to a reference real object, and the projected virtual object having the best alignment is identified. The setting values of the calibration matrix that resulted in the best aligned virtual object are deemed the final calibration matrix to be used with the OST HMD.

Holocam Systems and Methods, US Patent US20150261184, Publication Date 17 September 2015 (pdf).

Aspects of the present invention comprise holocam systems and methods that enable the capture and streaming of scenes. In embodiments, multiple image capture devices, which may be referred to as “orbs,” are used to capture images of a scene from different vantage points or frames of reference. In embodiments, each orb captures three-dimensional (3D) information, which is preferably in the form of a depth map and visible images (such as stereo image pairs and regular images). Aspects of the present invention also include mechanisms by which data captured by two or more orbs may be combined to create one composite 3D model of the scene. A viewer may then, in embodiments, use the 3D model to generate a view from a different frame of reference than was originally created by any single orb.

Method and Apparatus for Improved Training of Object Detecting System, US Patent US20140079314, Publication Date 20 March 2014 (pdf).

An adequate solution for computer vision applications is arrived at more efficiently and, with more automation, enables users with limited or no special image processing and pattern recognition knowledge to create reliable vision systems for their applications. Computer rendering of CAD models is used to automate the dataset acquisition process and labeling process. In order to speed up the training data preparation while maintaining the data quality, a number of processed samples are generated from one or a few seed images.

Method for simulating impact printer output, evaluating print quality, and creating teaching print samples, US Patent 8654398, Publication Date 18 February 2014 (pdf).

An automated printout inspection system identifies glyphs in an image by calculating a connectedness score for each foreground pixel, and comparing this score with a specified threshold. The system further generates training images by simulating printouts from an impact printer, including the specifying of specific error types and their magnitudes. The simulated printouts are combined with scan images of real-world printout to train an automated printout inspection system. The inspection results of the automated system are compared with inspection results from human inspectors, and test parameters of the automated system are adjusted so that it renders inspection results within a specified range of the average human inspector.

Method and apparatus for object pose estimation, US Patent 8467596, Publication Date 18 June 2013 (pdf).

A pose of an object is estimated from an from an input image and an object pose estimation is then stored by: inputting an image containing an object; creating a binary mask of the input image; extracting a set of singlets from the binary mask of the input image, each singlet representing points in an inner and outer contour of the object in the input image; connecting the set of singlets into a mesh represented as a duplex matrix; comparing two duplex matrices to produce a set of candidate poses; and producing an object pose estimate, and storing the object pose estimate. The estimated pose of the object is refined by: inputting an image of an object in an estimated pose, a model of the object, and parameters of a camera used to take the image of the object in the estimated pose; projecting the model of the object into a virtual image of the object using the parameters of the camera and initial pose parameters to obtain a binary mask image and image depth information; and updating the initial pose parameters to new pose parameters using the binary mask image and image depth information and updating the new pose parameters iteratively to minimize an energy function or until a maximum number of iterations is reached.

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Last update: November 2016