Patents Examined by Brian P. Yenke
  • Patent number: 11956573
    Abstract: An image processing device for a projection system includes an image generation unit and a brightness acquisition unit, and the image generation unit generates data for projecting the specific image, as a first portion in the first data for display, which corresponds to the first superimposed region, generates a second portion in the first data for display, which corresponds to the first non-superimposed region based on first input image data in the data of the projection target image, which corresponds to the first non-superimposed region, and the second brightness, and generates a third portion in the second data for display, which corresponds to the second superimposed region based on second input image data in the data of the projection target image, which corresponds to the second superimposed region, and the first brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki Ishida, Akihiro Ishizuka, Tomonori Masuda, Kazuki Inoue
  • Patent number: 11944262
    Abstract: To provide an endoscope processor (2) and the like that can output the aggregation results of lesions for each examination part. The endoscope processor (2) according to one aspect includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image from a large-intestine endoscope (1), a part identification unit that identifies a part in a large intestine based on the captured image acquired by the image acquisition unit, a polyp extraction unit that extracts a polyp from the captured image, an aggregation unit that aggregates the number of polyps for each part identified by the part identification unit, and an output unit that outputs an endoscope image based on the captured image and an aggregation result aggregated by the aggregation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshio Tachibana
  • Patent number: 11924495
    Abstract: A far-field speech support with a lens function and an electrical device are provided. The far-field speech support includes: a base, a far-field speech board installation portion disposed on the base and configured to install a far-field speech board, a transparent light guide plate disposed on a bottom side of the far-field speech board installation portion, a buckle structure disposed on the base and configured to install an infrared receiving head assembly, and an infrared reflective portion disposed corresponding to the transparent light guide plate and disposed below the infrared receiving head assembly. The far-field speech support acts as a lens, provides an installation space for the far-field speech board, and facilitates installation of the far-field speech board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: SHENZHEN TCL DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Dingfa Huang, Haiyun Sun, Xiaoxu Dong, Jun Xiang
  • Patent number: 11924527
    Abstract: An optical sensor system operative for receiving, by a processor, a first image captured by a visible light camera, determining a value of a characteristic of the first image, determining an environmental condition in response to the value being less than a threshold, activating an infrared camera in response to the environmental condition, capturing a second image by the visible light camera and a third image by the infrared camera, generating a fused image in response to the second image and the third image, detecting an object in response to the fused image, and controlling a vehicle in response to the detection of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Sai Vishnu Aluru, Brian Yousif-Dickow
  • Patent number: 11924405
    Abstract: An evaluation method of an image stabilization effect of an imaging device includes calculating an evaluation value of the image stabilization effect on the basis of shutter speed values in case of which each of a reference shake amount theoretically calculated on the basis of a shake waveform applied to the imaging device and a measured shake amount calculated using an image captured in a state in which the imaging device is vibrated becomes a specified shake amount, and setting the specified shake amount. The setting includes calculating an image deterioration amount of the imaging device caused by something other than a shake from the outside, and selecting a determination level that defines the specified shake amount from a plurality of determination levels having different shake amounts on the basis of the image deterioration amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kosuke Kiyamura, Toru Matsumoto, Tamaki Negishi, Ryuichiro Yasuda, Yu Narita, Go Naito
  • Patent number: 11908147
    Abstract: A device for calibrating and monitoring the position displacement of a camera relative to a support. A device for calibrating and monitoring a laser wavelength shift and the laser position displacement relative to a support. A method for calibrating and monitoring the position displacement of a camera relative to a support. A method for calibrating and monitoring the laser wavelength shift and the laser position displacement relative to a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: LUMINCODE AS
    Inventor: Gudmund Slettemoen
  • Patent number: 11908112
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method and/or computer program product embodiments, and/or combinations and sub-combinations thereof, for dynamic tone mapping of video content. An example embodiment operates by identifying, by a dynamic tone mapping system executing on a media device, characteristics of a first video signal having a first dynamic range based on a frame-by-frame analysis of the first video signal. The example embodiment further operates by modifying, by the dynamic tone mapping system, a tone mapping curve based on the characteristics of the first video signal to generate a modified tone mapping curve. Subsequently, the example embodiment operates by converting, by the dynamic tone mapping system, the first video signal based on the modified tone mapping curve to generate a second video signal having a second dynamic range that is less than the first dynamic range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng Yuan Chiu, Kunlung Wu
  • Patent number: 11896195
    Abstract: A processing system (100, 200) for processing surgical images. The system includes at least one image pickup unit (115) for obtaining surgical image frames and data, at least one image receptor (113) for receiving surgical image frames to be displayed, and a processing unit (153) connected with a network (103, 106, 107) to the image pickup unit (115) for receiving surgical image frames, the processing unit (153) being configured for processing the surgical image frames and for extracting at least one processing information thereof. The processing unit further is being connected to the at least one image receptor (113) for providing the at least one correction parameter to the at least one image receptor. The system further comprises a connection (102) between the at least one image pickup unit (115) and the image receptor (113), for sending the surgical image frames directly to the image receptor (113).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Thomas, Sander Brandenburg, Joris Guisson, Erik Cumps, Robert Koninckx
  • Patent number: 11900576
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for preserving dynamic range in images. In some aspects, a process can include steps for receiving, at an autonomous vehicle system, image data from an image sensor, generating, by the autonomous vehicle system, a high dynamic range (HDR) output by performing HDR processing on the image data from the image sensor, generating, by the autonomous vehicle system, a least significant bit (LSB) output by performing LSB processing on the image data from the image sensor, and generating, by the autonomous vehicle system, an 8-bit output by performing a buffer process on the HDR output and the LSB output of the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: GM Cruise Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Ming-Hsuan Hsu, Boyang Zhang, Shane McGuire, Michael Shagam
  • Patent number: 11898332
    Abstract: A controller may monitor a plurality of operations performed using one or more implements of the work machine. The controller may determine that the work machine is performing a particular operation based on monitoring the plurality of operations. The controller may obtain, based on information regarding the particular operation, camera view information, from a data structure, indicating that the particular operation is associated with a particular camera of a plurality of cameras of the work machine. Each camera, of the plurality of cameras, may capture a respective view of a plurality of views of the work machine. The controller may determine, based on the camera view information, that a bandwidth associated with a video stream, of a particular view of the work machine captured by the particular camera, is to be increased. The controller may increase the bandwidth associated with the video stream provided by the particular camera based on determining that the bandwidth is to be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Michael William Bridenbaugh, Matthew Daniel Fike, Micheal D. Valerio, Brad Robert Van De Veer
  • Patent number: 11892615
    Abstract: An image processing method includes: generating two images by performing two image enhancement processes for a microscopic image; and generating a corrected image obtained by compositing the two images, wherein the generating the two images includes generating a high-frequency enhanced image in which high-frequency components of the microscopic image are enhanced relative to low-frequency components of the microscopic image that have a lower frequency than the high-frequency components, and generating a microstructure enhanced image in which a microstructure in an observation sample included in the microscopic image is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Evident Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuo Yonemaru
  • Patent number: 11887338
    Abstract: Provided are methods for maintaining calibration of an IBIS camera, which can include receiving a first initial extrinsic calibration of a first camera having a first sensor; determining a first translation of the first sensor based on a second position thereof when the first camera captures a first image; determining a first extrinsic translation shift based at least upon the first translation; and updating the first initial extrinsic calibration to yield a first modified extrinsic calibration for the first camera. Systems and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Motional AD LLC
    Inventors: Peter Leeman, Nijumudheen Muhassin, Jayesh Dwivedi
  • Patent number: 11889233
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable-medium storing instructions that, when executed by a processor of an image projector, cause the image projector to perform operations including receiving a first image data, determining a thermal state of the image projector based at least in part on a content of the first image data, generating a second image data based on the first image data and the thermal state; emitting light in response to the second image data, and projecting an image onto a screen based on the emitted light, wherein the first image data corresponds to a frame of a video, and the second image data corresponds to the frame of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher John Orlick, Jerome D. Shields
  • Patent number: 11849912
    Abstract: An endoscope camera system and an image signal transmission method thereof are aimed at resolving a problem that an existing endoscope camera system cannot ensure a normal image output. The system may include a camera module, an image processing module, a front panel function switching module, a front panel control module, and a plurality of signal forwarding modules; when image signal transmission between an external monitor and the image processing module is abnormal, a signal forwarding module m is configured as a signal forwarding station that is used for bridging the image signal transmission between the image processing module and the external monitor. After receiving an image signal, the signal forwarding module m reprocesses the image signal and continues to send the image signal to the external monitor, thereby effectively avoiding signal attenuation and signal interference during the image signal transmission, and achieving an effect of ensuring a normal image output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: SCIVITA MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11856179
    Abstract: Three-dimensional image calibration and presentation for eyewear including a pair of image capture devices is described. Calibration and presentation includes obtaining a calibration offset to accommodate flexure in the support structure for the eyewear, adjusting a three-dimensional rendering offset by the obtained calibration offset, and presenting the stereoscopic images using the three-dimension rendering offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: John Bernard Ardisana, II, Nir Daube, David Ben Ezra, Mathias Hintermann, Sagi Katz, Nati Kligler, Michael Ryner, Ashutosh Y. Shukla
  • Patent number: 11849215
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes a camera, a near-infrared light emitter operable to illuminate at least part of a region viewed by the camera, and an electronic control unit having an image processor. The camera captures frames of image data at a first rate, and the near-infrared light emitter is pulsed on/off at a second rate. The first rate is greater than the second rate. First frames of image data are captured by the camera when the region is illuminated by light emitted by the near-infrared light emitter, and the captured first frames of image data are processed at the ECU for a first vehicle function. Second frames of image data are captured by the camera when the region is not illuminated by light emitted by the near-infrared light emitter, and the captured second frames of image data are processed at the ECU for a second vehicle function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Magna Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Krishna Koravadi
  • Patent number: 11849244
    Abstract: A system is provided for capturing a key signal within video frames that includes a camera that captures a sequence of media content of a live scene that includes an electronic display having a higher frame rate than an output frame rate of the camera, and a key signal processor that convert all frames in the sequence of media content to the output frame rate of the camera, analyzes a sequence of frames to determine the key signal based on the electronic display outputting a sequence of frames including media content and at least one key frame included in the sequence, and combine remaining frames of the sequence of frames to create a live output signal. Moreover, the key signal processor determines, for each pixel in the frames, whether the pixel has a set chromaticity, and generates a key mask for each pixel in each frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: GRASS VALLEY CANADA
    Inventors: Klaas Jan Damstra, Marcel Koutstaal
  • Patent number: 11836940
    Abstract: A computing device includes: a three-dimensional (3D) sensor configured to capture point cloud data from a field of view (FOV); an auxiliary sensor configured to capture reference depth measurements corresponding to a surface within the FOV; a controller connected with the 3D sensor and the auxiliary sensor, the controller configured to: detect a reference depth capture condition; when the reference depth capture condition satisfies a quality criterion, control the auxiliary sensor to capture a reference depth corresponding to the surface within the FOV; and initiate, based on the captured reference depth, generation of corrective data for use at the 3D sensor to capture the point cloud data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick B. Tilley, Ronald Zancola, Aleksandar Rajak, Kevin Kar Yin Chan, Peter Randall Daly, Sanjeewa Thimirachandra, Raghavendra Tenkasi Shankar, Alexander Miller, Scott R. Murchison, Eliran Noach
  • Patent number: 11838695
    Abstract: A projection apparatus and a keystone correction method thereof are provided. The projection apparatus includes a display processing circuit including an image processing circuit, a first keystone correction circuit, a rotation circuit, a second keystone correction circuit, and a video output circuit. The first keystone correction circuit performs first keystone correction processing on a processed image frame based on horizontal scaling processing to obtain a first corrected image frame. The rotation circuit performs rotation processing on the first corrected image frame to write a rotated image frame into a memory. The second keystone correction circuit reads the rotated image frame from the memory and performs second keystone correction processing on the rotated image frame based on the horizontal scaling processing to obtain a second corrected image frame. The video output circuit transmits the second corrected image frame to a projection module through a data transmission interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: ALi Corporation
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Can Ping Zheng, Shan Jian Liu, Lun Liang
  • Patent number: 11830223
    Abstract: In a camera calibration apparatus (10), an acquisition unit (11) acquires a first normal vector in an image plane and a second normal vector in the image plane respectively corresponding to a first normal vector in a world coordinate space and a second normal vector in the world coordinate space which are normal vectors with respect to a reference plane in the world coordinate space and have the same length. A projective depth calculation unit (12) calculates a projective depth vector having, as vector elements, four projective depths respectively corresponding to a start point and an end point of the first normal vector in the image plane and a start point and a end point of the second normal vector in the image plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gaku Nakano