Patents Examined by Andy Rao
  • Patent number: 10027885
    Abstract: An image measuring apparatus is configured such that an image of a measured object placed on a stage is captured by a camera, the captured image is displayed on, a captured image display screen, and determination results based on results of a measurement are displayed in an overview list separately from the captured image of the measured object. The image measuring apparatus includes an individual determination results display region displaying individual determination results for each measurement position; and an overall determination results display region displaying overall determination results for the measured object as a unit. The image measuring apparatus is configured to display the individual determination results and the overall determination results together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gyokubu Cho, Akira Takada, Takashi Hanamura, Takuho Maeda
  • Patent number: 10027956
    Abstract: A video image decoding device (1) is equipped with a TT information decoder (14) that, in the case where encoded data includes merge/skip information that merges or skips presence information indicating whether or not frequency-domain transform coefficients are included in the quantized transform coefficients, does not decode the presence information, and a TT information inference unit (33) that, in the case where the encoded data includes merge/skip information that merges or skips the presence information, infers the presence information. The TT information decoder (14) uses presence information inferred by the TT information inference unit (33) to decode the encoded and quantized transform coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10021353
    Abstract: A method of optimizing detection of known light sources is provided herein. The method may include: positioning a plurality of cameras having different spectral bands to have at least partially identical fields of view in respect to a view that contains the light sources; capturing images of the light sources by the cameras at different spectral bands; estimating, for each pixel and all cameras, relative fraction values of collected sun light and of collected light sources; deriving, for each pixel, optimal fraction values of sun light and of the light sources, by minimizing, for each pixel, a mean square error estimation of an overall radiation with respect to the estimated relative fraction values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: OPGAL Optronic Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Ernest Grimberg
  • Patent number: 10021138
    Abstract: Techniques are provided that for providing complete solutions for role-based, rules-driven access enforcement, the techniques including active policy enforcement. Techniques address blended risk assessment and security across logical systems, IT applications, databases, physical systems, and operational technology systems in the context of threat and fraud detection, risk analysis and remediation, active policy enforcement and continuous monitoring. Further, techniques provide out of the box workflow rules that give the ability to add, modify, or delete the applicability parameters for policy enforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Alert Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Jasvir Singh Gill, Inderpal Ricky Arora, Srinivasa Kakkera, Subrat Narenda Singh
  • Patent number: 10018663
    Abstract: An apparatus for inspecting electrical equipment of vehicle include: a robot unit having a plurality of joints, an actuating unit configured to move and rotate the robot unit such that the robot unit becomes close to the vehicle or moves away therefrom, an operation unit which is connected to a free end of the robot unit and configured to operate a button or a display portion in the vehicle, a photographing unit which is connected to the free end of the robot unit and positioned close to the operation unit and configured to photograph a predetermined portion in the vehicle, a sensing unit which is connected to the free end of the robot unit and configured to detect a target object, and a control portion configured to control operations of the robot unit, a moving unit, the photographing unit, and the sensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Haseung Seong, Dong Myong Kim
  • Patent number: 10010268
    Abstract: Provided is an endoscope apparatus for measuring a subject. The endoscope apparatus including: an elongated insertion unit; an image capturing unit being provided on a distal end part of the insertion unit, the image capturing unit configured to obtain an image of the subject; an illumination unit comprising a first light source and configured to illuminate an observation viewing field of the image capturing unit; and a fringe projection unit comprising a second light source configured to emit a light, which differs from a light of the first light source, and a fringe pattern generation unit configured to form the fringe pattern, and configured to project the fringe pattern on the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masayoshi Yokota
  • Patent number: 10015505
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a decoding device, a decoding method, an encoding device, and an encoding method, which are capable of enabling a decoding side to accurately recognize a color gamut of an encoding target image. The decoding device includes circuitry configured to receive an encoded stream including encoded data of an image and color primary information indicating a coordinate of at least one color primary of the image. The circuitry extracts the encoded data and the color primary information from the received encoded stream. The circuitry decodes the encoded data to generate the image. Further, the circuitry adjusts a color space of the generated image based on the extracted color primary information. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a decoding device of a high efficiency video coding (HEVC) scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinobu Hattori, Hiroaki Eto, Takumi Tsuru, Kenichi Kanai, Toshiya Hamada
  • Patent number: 10013766
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically changing the operation of a mobile device in response to a presence of information is described. In some examples, the system determines an information capture device is proximate to text, automatically changes operation of the capture device to a certain mode, captures the text, and performs an action associated with the captured text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10014229
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating a wafer inspection process are provided. One method includes storing output of detector(s) of an inspection system during scanning of a wafer regardless of whether the output corresponds to defects detected on the wafer and separating physical locations on the wafer that correspond to bit failures detected by testing of the water into a first portion of the physical locations at which the defects were not detected and a second portion of the physical locations at which the defects were detected. In addition, the method includes applying defect detection method(s) to the stored output corresponding to the first portion of the physical locations to detect defects at the first portion of the physical locations and generating a wafer inspection process based on the defects detected by the defect detection method(s) at the first portion of the physical locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corp.
    Inventors: Poh Boon Yong, George Simon, Yuezhong Du
  • Patent number: 10007858
    Abstract: A terminal for measuring at least one dimension of an object includes at least one imaging subsystem and an actuator. The at least one imaging subsystem includes an imaging optics assembly operable to focus an image onto an image sensor array. The imaging optics assembly has an optical axis. The actuator is operably connected to the at least one imaging subsystem for moving an angle of the optical axis relative to the terminal. The terminal is adapted to obtain first image data of the object and is operable to determine at least one of a height, a width, and a depth dimension of the object based on effecting the actuator to change the angle of the optical axis relative to the terminal to align the object in second image data with the object in the first image data, the second image data being different from the first image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Edward C. Bremer, Matthew Pankow
  • Patent number: 10009614
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for performing improved deblocking filtering across edges between macroblocks, with particular application to cases where one macroblock is field coded and its neighbors are frame coded. A method for filtering across horizontal edges comprises determining which macroblocks are considered to be vertically adjacent to each other. The method also determines which macroblocks are considered to be sampled at a same time. Finally, filtering is performed between vertically adjacent macroblocks that are considered to be sampled at a same time. Another method for filtering across vertical edges comprises determining which macroblocks are considered to be horizontally adjacent to each other. The method effectively re-arranges a vertical ordering of horizontal lines of at least a subset of the horizontally adjacent macroblocks. Finally, filtering is performed between the horizontally adjacent macroblocks after the re-arranging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander G. MacInnis, Sheng Zhong
  • Patent number: 10003740
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for increasing spatial resolution of panoramic video captured by a camera array. In one example, a method may include identifying a captured image from each camera in a camera array associated with a capture of a panoramic video. The captured images are stitched together to generate at least one combined image and image mode homographies are calculated between the plurality of cameras in the camera array based on the stitching results. A plurality of captured video frames from each camera in the camera array are identified and video mode homographies of the plurality of cameras are determined based on the calculated image mode homographies. The determined video mode homographies are applied to stitch the plurality of captured video frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhenyu Wu, Muhammad Twaha Naqash Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 10003803
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for compressing a data stream comprising a plurality of pictures are described. A first quantization parameter (QP) from a plurality of QPs is determined, for a static region in a current picture. The plurality of QPs change in accordance with a multi-step change from a start QP to a target QP and each one of the plurality of QPs is to be applied to a respective one from successive static regions in successive pictures. In response to determining that the static region is to be compressed based upon an inter prediction mode, compression of the static region is caused based upon the first QP; and in response to determining that the static region is to be compressed based upon an intra prediction mode, compression of the static region is caused based upon a minimum QP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: MATROX GRAPHICS INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Ostiguy, Simon Garneau, Bernard Antaki, Alain Champenois, Khalil Mawassi, Nicolas Jean
  • Patent number: 10003802
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for compressing a data stream comprising a plurality of pictures are described. A first quantization parameter (QP) from a plurality of QPs is determined, for a static region in a current picture. The plurality of QPs change in accordance with a multi-step change from a start QP to a target QP and each one of the plurality of QPs is to be applied to a respective one from successive static regions in successive pictures. In response to determining, based upon statistics on static region(s) in the current picture which are associated with the first QP, that the first QP is selected, compression of the static region is caused based upon the first QP, and in response to determining that the first QP is not selected, compression of the static region is caused based upon a second QP that is greater than the first QP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: MATROX GRAPHICS INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Ostiguy, Simon Garneau, Bernard Antaki, Alain Champenois, Mathieu Girard, Nicolas Jean
  • Patent number: 10002417
    Abstract: A ready for rotation state detection device is configured to detect a state in which a substrate, which is placed on a concave portion formed in a surface of a turntable, will not fly out of the concave portion when the turntable is rotated in a chamber. The ready for rotation state detection device includes a ready for rotation state detection unit configured to detect that a height of a surface of an end of the substrate is equal to or lower than a predetermined value indicating that the turntable is rotatable, upon receiving the substrate on the concave portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Kiichi Takahashi, Takeshi Kobayashi, Yuji Takabatake, Naohide Ito, Katsuaki Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10003827
    Abstract: An image processing device including a decoding section configured to decode an image from an encoded stream, a horizontal filtering section configured to apply a deblocking filter to a vertical block boundary within an image to be decoded by the decoding section, a vertical filtering section configured to apply a deblocking filter to a horizontal block boundary within an image to be decoded by the decoding section, and a control section configured to cause the horizontal filtering section to filter in parallel a plurality of vertical block boundaries included in a processing unit containing a plurality of coding units and cause the vertical filtering section to filter in parallel a plurality of horizontal block boundaries included in the processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Ikeda, Junichi Tanaka, Yoshitaka Morigami
  • Patent number: 9995578
    Abstract: In view of the active vision model based on structured light, a hardware structure of a depth perception device (a chip or an IP core) for high-precision images is disclosed. Simultaneously, the module is not only capable of serving as an independent chip, but also an embedded IP core in application. Main principle of the module is as follows. Speckle image sequence (obtained from an external image sensor and unknown depth information) is processed by adaptive and uniform pre-processing sub-module, then is inputted to the module to be compared with the standard speckle image (known depth information), then motion-vector information of the inputted speckle image is obtained by pattern matching of image blocks (similarity calculation) by the block-matching motion estimation sub-module, then depth image is obtained by depth calculation, and finally high-resolution sequence of depth image is outputted by post-processing the depth image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventors: Chenyang Ge, Yanhui Zhou
  • Patent number: 9998656
    Abstract: A monitoring system for a monitoring area. The monitoring system includes a monitoring camera, a reflecting device, and a evaluator. The monitoring camera has a field of view 4 for capturing a first partial section of the monitoring area. The reflecting device is positioned in the field of view of the monitoring camera such that the monitoring camera captures a second partial section of the monitoring area, wherein the first and the second partial sections are positioned to overlap in a common partial section of the monitoring area, wherein a first image area a depicts the first partial section I and a second image area depicts the second partial section in the monitoring image. The evaluator is configured to identify at least one correspondence object in the first as and the second partial section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Karl Warzelhan, Nicolas Cebron
  • Patent number: 9998766
    Abstract: An image processing device including a decoding section configured to decode an image from an encoded stream, a horizontal filtering section configured to apply a deblocking filter to a vertical block boundary within an image to be decoded by the decoding section, a vertical filtering section configured to apply a deblocking filter to a horizontal block boundary within an image to be decoded by the decoding section, and a control section configured to cause the horizontal filtering section to filter in parallel a plurality of vertical block boundaries included in a processing unit containing a plurality of coding units and cause the vertical filtering section to filter in parallel a plurality of horizontal block boundaries included in the processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Ikeda, Junichi Tanaka, Yoshitaka Morigami
  • Patent number: 9998683
    Abstract: An image processing device is connected to an imaging unit. The imaging unit has an overlapping region in an imaging range before and after continuous imaging. The image processing device includes: an interface that receives a plurality of captured images obtained by the imaging unit; a measurement unit configured to acquire a measurement result of a subject in the captured image by performing measurement processing to the captured image; a synthesis unit configured to generate a synthesized image by synthesizing the plurality of captured images such that the captured images overlap with one another within an overlapping range corresponding to the overlapping region in imaging order; and an output unit configured to output the synthesized image, information indicating the overlapping range correlated with the synthesized image, and information indicating the measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Fujikawa, Koji Shimada, Kakuto Shirane, Katsuhiro Shimoda, Yoshihiro Moritoki, Yasuyuki Ikeda, Hiroyuki Hazeyama