US 9,813,633 B2
Method and system for configuring an imaging device for the reception of digital pulse recognition information
Daniel Ryan, San Francisco, CA (US); Peter Staats, Cambridge, MA (US); and Robert Sumner, Jr., Los Angeles, CA (US)
Assigned to ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Conyers, GA (US)
Filed by ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Conyers, GA (US)
Filed on Feb. 26, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/54,541.
Application 15/054,541 is a continuation of application No. 13/718,233, filed on Dec. 18, 2012, granted, now 9,398,190.
Application 13/718,233 is a continuation of application No. 13/526,656, filed on Jun. 19, 2012, granted, now 8,334,898, issued on Dec. 18, 2012.
Application 13/526,656 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/446,520, filed on Apr. 13, 2012, granted, now 8,947,513, issued on Feb. 3, 2015.
Application 13/446,520 is a continuation of application No. 13/445,019, filed on Apr. 12, 2012, abandoned.
Application 13/445,019 is a continuation of application No. 13/435,448, filed on Mar. 30, 2012, abandoned.
Application 13/435,448 is a continuation of application No. 13/422,591, filed on Mar. 16, 2012, granted, now 8,866,391, issued on Oct. 21, 2014.
Application 13/422,591 is a continuation of application No. 13/422,580, filed on Mar. 16, 2012, granted, now 8,248,467, issued on Aug. 21, 2012.
Application 13/422,580 is a continuation of application No. 13/369,147, filed on Feb. 8, 2012, granted, now 8,964,016, issued on Feb. 24, 2015.
Application 13/369,147 is a continuation of application No. 13/369,144, filed on Feb. 8, 2012, granted, now 9,287,976.
Application 13/526,656 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/446,506, filed on Apr. 13, 2012, granted, now 8,994,799, issued on Mar. 31, 2015.
Application 13/446,506 is a continuation of application No. 13/445,019, filed on Apr. 12, 2012, abandoned.
Application 13/445,019 is a continuation of application No. 13/435,448, filed on Mar. 30, 2012, abandoned.
Application 13/435,448 is a continuation of application No. 13/422,591, filed on Mar. 16, 2012, granted, now 8,866,391, issued on Oct. 21, 2014.
Application 13/422,591 is a continuation of application No. 13/422,580, filed on Mar. 16, 2012, granted, now 8,248,467, issued on Aug. 21, 2012.
Application 13/422,580 is a continuation of application No. 13/369,147, filed on Feb. 8, 2012, granted, now 8,964,016, issued on Feb. 24, 2015.
Application 13/369,147 is a continuation of application No. 13/369,144, filed on Feb. 8, 2012, granted, now 9,287,976.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/639,428, filed on Apr. 27, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/635,413, filed on Apr. 19, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/567,484, filed on Dec. 6, 2011.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/511,589, filed on Jul. 26, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2016/0182796 A1, Jun. 23, 2016
Int. Cl. H04N 7/18 (2006.01); H04N 5/235 (2006.01); G01C 21/20 (2006.01); H04N 5/232 (2006.01); H04N 1/387 (2006.01); H04N 5/225 (2006.01); H04N 5/353 (2011.01)
CPC H04N 5/2353 (2013.01) [G01C 21/206 (2013.01); H04N 1/387 (2013.01); H04N 5/2257 (2013.01); H04N 5/2351 (2013.01); H04N 5/23229 (2013.01); H04N 5/3532 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A mobile device, comprising:
an image sensor;
a processor coupled to the image sensor;
a memory; and
software in the memory to be run by the processor, wherein running of the software by the processor configures the mobile device to implement functions, including functions to:
determine that the mobile device is in a location enabled with light sources that generate modulated visible light signals;
in response to the determination, initialize parameter settings of the image sensor including locking an exposure setting of the image sensor to optimize the image sensor to receive the modulated visible light signals generated by the light sources;
capture using the image sensor according to the initialized image sensor parameter settings an image containing a representation of a modulated visible light signal generated by one of the light sources in the location; and
obtain information from the visible light signal generated by the one light signal by demodulating the representation of the modulated visible light signal contained in the captured image.