Patents Examined by Alison Slater
  • Patent number: 11070748
    Abstract: An apparatus for infrared detection includes: an infrared detection element array that includes an array of a plurality of pixels, the array of the plurality of pixels being configured such that a first pixel and a second pixel are repeatedly arranged in a predetermined arrangement pattern, the first pixel being a pixel configured to respond to infrared light of a first wavelength, the second pixel being a pixel configured to respond to a second wavelength different from the first wavelength; and a readout circuit configured to be coupled to the infrared detection element array, wherein the first pixel is configured to be coupled to the readout circuit via a first connection electrode, and wherein the second pixel is configured to be coupled to the readout circuit via a second connection electrode, the second connection electrode being an electrode having a height different from that of the first connection electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hironori Nishino
  • Patent number: 11057636
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for improving costs and efficiency in affine motion prediction of a current block includes storing motion information of previously coded block in a line buffer or one or more local buffers of a coding unit such as coding tree unit (CTU). The line buffer can store motion information of a line of coding blocks located at a boundary of the CTU, while the local buffers can be utilized for storing motion information of coding blocks located anywhere in the CTU. The utilization of the line buffer can be improved by limiting the number of motion vectors of a neighboring block stored in the line buffer and obtaining remaining motion vectors from an additional block when available. The utilization of local buffers can be improved by restricting a size of neighboring blocks whose motion information is stored in the local buffers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Han Huang, Wei-Jung Chien, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 11057608
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for depth map generation in a structured light system where an optical transmitter is tilted relative to an optical receiver. The optical transmitter has a transmitter optical axis around which structured light spreads, and the optical receiver has a receiver optical axis around which a reflection of the structured light can be captured. The transmitter optical axis and the receiver optical axis intersect one another. A processing circuit compensates for the angle in the tilt in the reflected pattern to generate the depth map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: James Wilson Nash, Kalin Mitkov Atanassov
  • Patent number: 11044487
    Abstract: A system for decoding a video bitstream includes receiving a bitstream and a plurality of enhancement bitstreams together with receiving a video parameter set and a video parameter set extension. The system also receives an output layer set change message including information indicating a change in at least one output layer set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby International AB
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 11044454
    Abstract: Multi-layered frame-compatible video delivery is described. Multi-layered encoding and decoding methods, comprising a base layer and at least one enhancement layer with reference processing, are provided. In addition, multi-layered encoding and decoding methods with inter-layer dependencies are described. Encoding and decoding methods that are capable of frame-compatible 3D video delivery are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Athanasios Leontaris, Alexandras Tourapis, Peshala V. Pahalawatta, Kevin Stec, Walter Husak
  • Patent number: 10986357
    Abstract: A system for decoding a video bitstream includes receiving a bitstream and a plurality of enhancement bitstreams together with receiving a video parameter set and a video parameter set extension. The system also receives an output layer set change message including information indicating a change in at least one output layer set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby International AB
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10972754
    Abstract: An encoder includes: circuitry; and memory. Using the memory, the circuitry: performs, when a size of a current block to be subjected to transform processing is not a power of 2, complementary processing of adding a complementary region to the current block to cause the size to be a power of 2; performs transform processing on the current block which has been subjected to the complementary processing; performs inverse transform processing on the current block which has been subjected to the transform processing; and eliminates the complementary region included in the current block which has been subjected to the inverse transform processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Ryuichi Kanoh, Tadamasa Toma, Takahiro Nishi, Kiyofumi Abe, Chong Soon Lim, Han Boon Teo, Ru Ling Liao, Jing Ya Li, Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Hai Wei Sun
  • Patent number: 10972707
    Abstract: An endoscope includes an optical module, the optical module including an optical element including a light emitting surface, an external electrode being disposed, out of a first region and a second region obtained by dividing the light emitting surface substantially in half, only in the first region, a wiring board including a first main surface where the optical element and a bonding electrode are disposed, a bonding wire connecting the external electrode and the bonding electrode to each other, a ferrule into which the optical fiber is inserted, a frame including an upper plate where the ferrule is disposed, including a side plate fixed to the first main surface, including an inner section housing the optical element and a side surface including an opening, and a transparent resin disposed in the inner section, wherein the upper plate is inclined at a predetermined inclination angle to the first main surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideharu Miyahara
  • Patent number: 10951907
    Abstract: A system for decoding a video bitstream includes receiving a bitstream and a plurality of enhancement bitstreams together with receiving a video parameter set and a video parameter set extension. The system also receives an output layer set change message including information indicating a change in at least one output layer set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby International AB
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10924757
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method of encoding a video, including determining a motion vector resolution of a current block, determining a motion vector of the current block according to the motion vector resolution of the current block, predicting and encoding current block using a motion vector of the current block, and encoding information on the motion vector resolution of the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong-yeon Lim, Sun-young Lee, Se-hoon Son, Jae-seob Shin, Hyeong-duck Kim, Gyeong-taek Lee
  • Patent number: 10917654
    Abstract: A system for decoding a video bitstream includes receiving a bitstream and a plurality of enhancement bitstreams together with receiving a video parameter set and a video parameter set extension. The system also receives an output layer set change message including information indicating a change in at least one output layer set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby International AB
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10896320
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a children face alert system is provided for use with a smart device with a display screen. A neural network model trained with dataset images with embedded distance information can run in the background of the smart device. When receiving a captured image frame of the face of a child using the smart device, the neural network model can determine that the captured image frame is from a child, and further determine whether the face of the child is within a predetermined distance to the display screen based on a size of the face on the captured image frame. If the face is within the predetermined distance, the smart device can display an alert that the face of the child is too close to the display screen and pause one or more user applications until the child's face moves outside of the predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Shengdong Zhu, Lei Zhong, Kaisheng Song, Jia Guo
  • Patent number: 10893221
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes an imaging sensor, an imaging method, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium. The imaging sensor includes a plurality of wavelength detection regions. The plurality of wavelength detection regions including at least a first wavelength detection region. The first wavelength detection region comprises a plurality of pixels configured to detect light within a first pre-determined wavelength range, and detect the light at different pre-determined polarization directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Mitani, Masafumi Wakazono
  • Patent number: 10893280
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The processor is configured to execute instructions stored in the memory to obtain a transform type for decoding a transform block for the current block; select, based on the transform type, a template for coding a value of a non-zero map; select, based on the template, a context for entropy decoding the value of the non-zero map; and decode the value of the non-zero map based on the context. The non-zero map indicates which coefficients of the transform block have non-zero values. A method includes obtaining a transform class for coding a transform block for the current block, wherein the transform class corresponding to a transform type and a direction; selecting, based on the transform class, a coding context for coding a value of a non-zero map; and coding the value of the non-zero map based on the coding context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Young, Dake He
  • Patent number: 10873744
    Abstract: A method of processing a video signal including a current block using an affine prediction mode includes generating a candidate list of motion vector pairs using the motion vector of a pixel or block neighboring at least two control points of the current block, determining a final candidate list of a predetermined number of motion vector pairs based on a divergence value of the motion vector pair, where the final candidate list is determined in order of smaller divergence value, and the divergence value is a value indicating similarity in the direction of motion vectors, determining the control point motion vector of the current block based on a rate-distortion cost from the final candidate list, and generating the motion vector predictor of the current block based on the control point motion vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaeho Lee, Seunghwan Kim, Jaehyun Lim
  • Patent number: 10863190
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for encoding of a video sequence in an encoder or decoding of the video sequence in a decoder includes parsing an initial motion vector from the video sequence associated with a block. A plurality of samples are determined and pre-fetched to permit both motion vector refinement and motion compensation based on parsing the initial motion vector. Motion vector refinement is performed to determine a final motion vector using a first subset of the plurality of samples, and motion compensation is performed using a second subset of the plurality of samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Xiang Li, Stephan Wenger, Shan Liu
  • Patent number: 10848776
    Abstract: A system for decoding a video bitstream includes receiving a bitstream and a plurality of enhancement bitstreams together with receiving a video parameter set and a video parameter set extension. The system also receives an output layer set change message including information indicating a change in at least one output layer set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby International AB
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10848737
    Abstract: A 360 image data processing method performed by a 360 video receiving device, according to the present invention, comprises the steps of: receiving 360 image data; acquiring information and metadata on an encoded picture from the 360 image data; decoding the picture on the basis of the information on the encoded picture; and rendering the decoded picture and an overlay on the basis of the metadata, wherein the metadata includes overlay-related metadata, the overlay is rendered on the basis of the overlay-related metadata, and the overlay-related metadata includes information on a region of the overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyejung Hur, Sejin Oh, Soojin Hwang, Jangwon Lee
  • Patent number: 10846538
    Abstract: An image recognition system includes sensors and a server. Each of the sensors includes a processing unit to perform (i) first image recognition on time-series images chronologically captured, (ii) a first estimation as to whether a predetermined event has occurred by a target of the images, and (iii) generation of transmission data based on the first estimation that the predetermined event occurred. The transmission data may include a feature map of a multilayered neural network or image portions, which include the imaged target respectively clipped from the time-series images. The server may obtain the transmission data and perform second image recognition with greater accuracy than that of the sensors, to perform a second estimation as to whether the predetermined event has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Keisuke Hayata
  • Patent number: 10825151
    Abstract: A head up display includes: a display source configured to project a correction image and a corrected driving information image onto a transflective component; a polarization controller configured to control a polarization direction of light emitted from the display source; a receiver configured to receive a distorted correction image displayed on the transflective component; and a processor connected with the receiver, and configured to compare the distorted correction image received by the receiver with a correction image pre-stored in the processor to obtain a first image distortion, and to correct a driving information image to be displayed according to the first image distortion to obtain the corrected driving information image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xitong Ma, Naifu Wu, Xiangyang Liu, Rui Sun, Lihua Geng