US Pat. No. 9,485,395

COMPOUND DOME CAMERA ASSEMBLY

Epilog Imaging Systems, ...

1. A camera assembly, comprising:
a panable, tiltable zoom (PTZ) camera,
a plurality of fixed cameras capable of detecting visible radiation and generating images based on said detected visible radiation,
said fixed cameras positioned around the PTZ camera, and

a common compound viewing cover comprising a first section enclosing said PTZ camera and a second section enclosing said plurality
of fixed cameras such that said PTZ camera and said fixed cameras are capable of receiving visible radiation from respectively
the first and second sections of said viewing cover, detecting said received visible radiation, and generating images based
on said detected visible radiation,

wherein said second section is in the form of a truncated hemisphere and the fixed cameras are positioned such that an extension
of an optical axis of each of said fixed cameras passes through the center of said truncated hemisphere,

wherein the first section and the second section are interlocked with one another, wherein the first section comprises a hemispherical
dome and the truncated hemisphere forming the second section has a larger diameter than that of the hemispherical dome.

US Pat. No. 10,148,916

COMPOUND DOME CAMERA ASSEMBLY

Epilog Imaging Systems, ...

1. A camera assembly comprising:a panable, tiltable zoom (PTZ) camera;
a plurality of fixed cameras, at least one of which having an adjustable tilt, said fixed cameras positioned on a perimeter of the PTZ camera; and
a transparent common compound viewing cover through which said PTZ camera and said fixed cameras are capable of receiving visible radiation from a field of view, the compound viewing cover comprising at least a first section and a second section, the first section being configured to align with an optical axis of the PTZ camera and the second section being configured to align with an optical axis of at least one of the fixed cameras;
wherein the first section and the second section are coupled via a mechanical connection and the mechanical connection comprises screws, a weather sealed coupling employing thermal fusing, an adhesive bond, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,924,668

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING ENHANCED RESOLUTION IMAGES

Epilog Imaging Systems, ...

1. An imaging system, comprising:an optical system configured to direct light from a field of view to a plurality of image planes, and
a plurality of image detectors, comprising:
a first plurality of image detectors optically coupled to a first image plane of the plurality of image planes and the first plurality of image detectors being configured to detect at least a portion of the directed light and to generate first image data corresponding to at least a first portion of the field of view, and
a second plurality of image detectors optically coupled to at least another image plane of the plurality of image planes and the second plurality of image detectors being configured to detect at least a portion of the directed light and to generate second image data corresponding to a second portion of the field of view such that the first image data includes at least some image data with no overlap with the image data in the second image data and the second image data includes at least some image data with no overlap with the image data in the first image data such that said first and second image data comprise image data corresponding to different portions of the field of view; and
a processor in communication with the first and second plurality of image detectors and configured to receive first and second image data and configured to generate a first image of the field of view, corresponding to the first image data, and to generate a second image of the field of view, corresponding to the second image data, wherein the processor is further configured to combine the first and second images to generate a combined image of said first and second portions of the field of view, wherein the combined image exhibits at least one of 1) higher resolution or 2) additional depth information than that of the first image or the second image.

US Pat. No. 10,404,910

SUPER RESOLUTION IMAGING AND TRACKING SYSTEM

Epilog Imaging Systems, ...

1. An imaging system, comprising:an optical system configured to collect light from a field of view and direct the collected light to an image plane;
a rotatable platform, disposed within the image plane, to receive at least a portion of said collected light directed to said image plane,
a plurality of image detecting elements disposed on the platform,
wherein the plurality of image detecting elements is non-uniformly distributed over the platform, such that the distribution comprises a plurality of image detecting clusters or tiles, each of which has a density of image detecting elements greater than an average density of the image detecting elements over the platform,
wherein the disposition of the plurality of image detecting elements is such that one or more of the elements are separated from one or more other elements by an area of the platform in which no image detecting elements are present,
wherein said plurality of image detecting elements detect different portions of the light received by the rotatable platform as the platform rotates and generate image data corresponding to at least one portion of the field of view,
a processor, in communication with the plurality of image detecting elements,
wherein the processor is configured to:
receive the generated image data;
operate on the image data acquired by the plurality of image detecting elements in m number of the clusters to generate a global image from the image data representing at least a portion of the field of view and analyze the global image to identify any objects of interest in the field of view;
effect rotation of the rotatable platform about an axis of the image plane;
rotate the plurality of image detecting elements within the image plane; and
gather local image data corresponding to a portion of the field of view in the global image that contains the one or more objects of interest; and
operate on the image data acquired by a plurality of image detecting elements in n number of the clusters to generate the local image from the local image data representing at least a portion of the field of view depicted in the global image,
wherein n is greater than m,
wherein the global image created from the image data has a first resolution and the local image created form the local image data has a second resolution that is greater than the first resolution.