Patents Examined by Brian P. Yenke
  • Patent number: 10291874
    Abstract: An apparatus according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: one or more memories, and circuitry which, in operation; decodes a video stream to generate a first video signal with a first luminance range; acquires characteristic data indicating the luminance range of the first video signal; converts the characteristic data into control information according to a predetermined transmission protocol; and outputs the control information in accordance with the predetermined transmission protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadamasa Toma, Masayuki Kozuka, Takahiro Nishi, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: 10284810
    Abstract: A device obtains a plurality of original high-resolution frames and a low-resolution frame. The device generates, based on the plurality of original high-resolution frames, a first additional high-resolution frame. The first additional high-resolution frame and the low-resolution frame correspond to a same output time. The device generates a down-sampled frame by down-sampling the first additional higher-resolution frame. Additionally, the device determines, based on comparisons of blocks of the low-resolution frame and blocks of the down-sampled frame, a plurality of weights. The device generates an up-sampled frame by up-sampling the low-resolution frame. The device generates a second additional high-resolution frame based on a weighted average of the up-sampled frame and the first additional high-resolution frame. The weighted average is based on the plurality of weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alireza Shoa Hassani Lashdan, Justin Wong, Xiaojian Liu, Louie Lee Toy
  • Patent number: 10284831
    Abstract: Provided is a projection system that sets an arbitrary three-dimensional shape as a projection target and properly corrects geometric distortion of a projected image even when a user's viewpoint is not fixed. A projection unit of the projector apparatus projects a test image for first adjustment. A three-dimensional shape measurement unit measures the three-dimensional shape of the projection target. An image capturing apparatus captures the test image for first adjustment projected by the projection unit to obtain a captured image for first adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: MEGACHIPS CORPORATION, NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoyasu Tanaka, Yuki Haraguchi, Fumiya Shingu, Eizi Kawai, Kazuhiro Hosoi
  • Patent number: 10282824
    Abstract: A method of eliminating stripe noise for infrared images including: selecting a specific row of data from an to-be-filtered image Aim, and obtaining a stripe width N1 from information of a frequency spectrum of the data; intercepting (N1+1) new sequences of different lengths from a specific row sequence of the image according to the stripe width N1, and obtaining an optimal interception length N by analyzing information of amplitude spectrum of each new sequence; splitting the to-be-filtered image Aim with a size of M×Nn into a pair of optimum to-be-filtered sub-images Bim and Cim with a size of M×N according to the length N; obtaining two sub-images Bimf and Cimf after using a notch-comb filter to filter the two optimum to-be-filtered sub-images Bim and Cim; carrying out a brightness adjustment and a combination process to the two sub-image Bimf and Cimf to obtain an image Aimf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jihong Pei, Mi Zou, Weixin Xie, Xuan Yang
  • Patent number: 10283005
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose an image display method and apparatus, and relates to the field of Internet communications. The method includes: acquiring a source image and a user image corresponding to the source image, where the user image is a movement image generated after a user imitates the source image; processing the source image and the user image; and sending the processed source image and user image to a terminal, so that the terminal simultaneously displays the source image and the user image. In embodiments of the present invention, a terminal simultaneously presents a source image and a user image to a user, so that the user can visually compare a difference between the user image and the source image, which is convenient for the user to imitate the source image and accelerates a learning speed of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen Liu
  • Patent number: 10276210
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for generating revised videos. The method includes, for example, receiving, by one or more processor, first video data of an environment having at least one projection on a screen from a first point of view, and generating, by the one or more processor, revised video data of the environment having the at least one projection on the screen from the first point of view based on the first video data, the revised video data comprising a plurality of frames with the at least one projection on the screen disposed in the first area relative to the environment in a plurality of frames being revised based on data for projecting the at least one projection on the screen in the first video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anthony L. Cole, Thomas J. Davison, Daniel Del Piccolo, Daniel Lane, James S. Luke, Martine M. Pulvenis
  • Patent number: 10264231
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for dynamically scaling the color temperature and luminance of a display output according to a user preference. For instance, in one example, a video output signal comprising a plurality of image frames is delivered to a display device. A time is detected at which to adjust an amount of blue light emitted by the display device, in accordance with a user preference. The color temperature of a subset of the plurality of image frames that have yet to be delivered to the display device is adjusted from a default color temperature to an adjusted color temperature that scales the amount of blue light emitted by the display device. The subset of the plurality of image frames is then delivered to the display device, subsequent to the adjusting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Erich J. Kring
  • Patent number: 10257481
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to the field of electronic devices and particularly to a method and device for adjusting a projected image so as to adjust the problem of time-consuming and inaccurate manual adjustment of the image in the existing method for adjusting a projected image. The method according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes: transmitting, by a projection device, to each zone in a projection range, positional information corresponding to the zone; receiving, by the projection device, position identifiers, transmitted by recognition devices located in space round a projection screen, the position identifiers determined by the recognition devices according to the positional information transmitted by the projection device; and adjusting, by the projection device, the projection range according to the position identifiers transmitted by the recognition devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: Hisense Co., Ltd., Hisense USA Corporation, Hisense International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jie Liu
  • Patent number: 10257509
    Abstract: System and method for performance characterization of multi configuration near eye displays includes: a mirror; a lamp; a beamsplitter; a collimating and reflective lens for collimating light reflected from the beamsplitter and reflecting it back towards an image sensor having a view finder; a field-of-view (FOV) aperture to project light from the lamp onto the DUT through the objective lens; a video viewfinder digital camera for capturing an virtual image of the DUT; a spectroradiometers for performing spectroradiometric measurements on a captured image of the defined measurement area to characterize the performance of the DUT; and a controller circuit for characterizing performance of the DUT based on the spectroradiometric measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GAMMA SCIENTIFIC INC.
    Inventors: Richard L. Austin, Erik Stauber, Brian C. Drews
  • Patent number: 10250855
    Abstract: A video display apparatus functions as a master which is to be connected in loop to other video display apparatus(s) functioning as slave(s) in order to configure a multi-display apparatus. The master video display apparatus includes an extracting unit configured to extract first characteristic data from a received video signal, a controller configured to generate a common video setting value and control a light source of an own apparatus based on the generated common video setting value, an input unit configured to input second characteristic data from the upstream apparatus, and a output unit configured to output the first characteristic data or the common video setting value to the downstream apparatus. The controller outputs the extracted first characteristic data to the downstream apparatus, calculates the common video setting value based on the input second characteristic data, and outputs the calculated common video setting value to the downstream apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teruto Tanaka, Naoki Ogata
  • Patent number: 10237521
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, a discharge lamp driving device includes a discharge lamp driving section, a control section, and a voltage detecting section. The control section is configured to execute a first discharge lamp driving for executing a first control and a second control for supplying a driving current including a direct current and an alternating current to a discharge lamp. In the first discharge lamp driving, the control section executes the first control when the interelectrode voltage is equal to or smaller than a first threshold voltage at predetermined setting timing and executes the second control when the interelectrode voltage is larger than the first threshold voltage at the predetermined setting timing. A rate of the direct current in the second control is larger than a rate of the direct current in the first control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shun Sato, Tetsuo Terashima, Yoichi Nakagomi
  • Patent number: 10215563
    Abstract: The invention relates to a surveying instrument comprising a telescope, at least one camera providing first, second or more image signals and a controller, wherein the controller is adapted to combine the image signal data of the first, second or more image signals in order to simultaneously display at least two of the images corresponding to the first, second or more image signals on display means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Werner Leinhart, Hans-Martin Zogg, Norbert Kotzur, Daniel Nindl
  • Patent number: 10218933
    Abstract: An electrical device includes a rear chassis, a fastening member, and an attachment member. The rear chassis has a through-hole. The fastening member is disposed inside the rear chassis. The fastening member has a threaded hole. The attachment member retains the fastening member relative to the rear chassis. The attachment member has a first engaging part that engages with an internal portion of the rear chassis. The screw extends through the through-hole of the rear chassis and screwed into the threaded hole of the fastening member for attaching a wall-mount fixture to an external portion of the rear chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Yonezawa, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Kenji Ogura, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10205464
    Abstract: An analog video signal supply circuit includes a processing circuit that supplies first and second digital video signals. First and second digital-to-analog converters convert digital signals to analog signals. A control circuit controls operation in a first configuration where the first digital video signal is applied to an input of the first digital-to-analog converter and the second digital video signal to an input of the second digital-to-analog converter. The control circuit further controls operation in a second configuration where the first digital video signal is simultaneously applied to the inputs of the first and second digital-to-analog converters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Alps) SAS
    Inventor: Serge Hembert
  • Patent number: 10197721
    Abstract: An illumination device includes: a light source; a light guide plate, at least one side face thereof being a light-entering face where light from the light source enters and one surface thereof being a light-exiting surface where light from the light source exits; and a frame-shaped member having a frame shape and including a pressing portion extending inwardly in a plan view and pressing an edge of the light-exiting surface of the light guide plate from above in a side view, an end face of the pressing portion facing inwardly and being exposed to the light-exiting surface thereunder, wherein at least part of the end face of the pressing portion has light-reflecting characteristics and has an inclined surface directed towards the light-exiting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kaori Ikuta
  • Patent number: 10185081
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel having a display surface on one surface thereof, a light guide plate disposed on the other surface side of the display panel, a substrate on which a plurality of light source elements disposed to face an end face of the light guide plate are mounted on one surface thereof, a support plate for supporting the substrate, and a frame body for covering a peripheral edge part of the display panel and the support plate, wherein the frame body and support plate have holes formed at positions thereof facing the end face, and the substrate has an insertion hole into which any one tip part of a screw or a clip fitted into the holes is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventor: Ryota Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10171781
    Abstract: An image signal in which a predetermined calibration pattern is synthesized in an input image is output. Based on the output image signal, transmittance or reflectance of a liquid crystal panel is controlled, and an image is formed. The image is projected by irradiating the liquid crystal panel with light, and the projected image is captured. A calibration pattern is extracted from the captured image. A correction parameter is generated depending on a condition of the extracted calibration pattern. Image capturing timing is controlled so that an image before or after update of transmittance or reflectance of the liquid crystal panel is not mixed in the image captured by an image capturing sensor based on timing at which the transmittance or the reflectance of the liquid crystal panel is updated by a liquid crystal control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Oka
  • Patent number: 10171779
    Abstract: Light projection systems and methods may comprise combining light from two or more projectors. Each projector may be controlled so that the combined light output of the projectors matches a target for the projected light. In some embodiments optimization is performed to generate image data and control signals for each of the projectors. Embodiments may be applied in image projecting applications, lighting applications, and 3D stereoscopic imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MTT Innovation Incorporated
    Inventors: Eric Kozak, Gerwin Damberg, Anders Ballestad, Raveen Kumaran, James Gregson, Johannes Minor, Gil Rosenfeld
  • Patent number: 10148923
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit acquiring output values of a plurality of pixels from an image sensor, the plurality of pixels having a predetermined pixel size, a projection control unit projecting a first pattern image and a second pattern image with a distance smaller than the predetermined pixel size, the first pattern image including one or more boundaries, the second pattern image including one or more corresponding boundaries corresponding to the one or more boundaries, a storage unit storing as, a reference value, an output value of one or more reference pixels, the output value picks up the first pattern image, and an adjusting unit adjusting the projection position by comparing an output value of the one or more reference pixels and the stored reference value, the output value of the one or more reference pixels picks up the second pattern image while moving the projection position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuichiro Ohira, Hiroyuki Inokawa
  • Patent number: 10142672
    Abstract: There is provided a receiver device including a first input terminal, a second input terminal, a first distribution circuit, a second distribution circuit, a first high-frequency processing unit, and a second high-frequency processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Fujii, Toshikazu Yoshida