Patents Examined by Christopher Braniff
  • Patent number: 10855958
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for using video/still images captured by continuously recording optical sensors mounted on waste collection vehicles used in in the waste collection, disposal and recycling industry for operational and customer service related purposes. Optical sensors are integrated into the in-cab monitor as well as the onboard computer, digital video recorder and other external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Barry S. Skolnick
  • Patent number: 10855996
    Abstract: A technique is described for selecting an encoder to encode video captured by a network-connected camera system based on characteristics of deployment of the network connected cameras system. The network-connected camera system may include one or more cameras and a base station connected to each other via a network, which can be a wireless network. A processing system, for example at the base station, receives data indicative of characteristics of deployment of the network-connected camera system, processes, the received data to select an encoder, and causes the one or more cameras to process captured video using the selected encoder. In some embodiments, encoder selections can be continually updated based on changes in the deployment of the network-connected camera system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Peiman Amini, Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel
  • Patent number: 10838184
    Abstract: An optical device includes a sample holder configured to fix an object in the beam path of the optical device, and an illumination module which has a plurality of light sources and configured to illuminate the object from a plurality of illumination directions by operating the light sources, wherein each illumination direction has an assigned luminous field. The optical device also has a filter arranged between the illumination module and the sample holder and configured to expand the assigned luminous field for each illumination direction. As a result, it is possible to reduce artefacts on account of contaminants during the angularly-selective illumination. Techniques of digital artefact reduction are also described. By way of example, the optical device can be a microscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Stoppe, Moritz Schmidlin, Gerhard Krampert, Kai Wicker
  • Patent number: 10837920
    Abstract: Apparatus (1) for checking tyres, comprising: a support frame (2); a flange (3); and an acquisition system (4) of three-dimensional images of a surface of a tyre, the acquisition system being mounted on the support frame and comprising: a matrix camera (5), a linear laser source (7), and a reflecting surface (12) which intersects the propagation axis (9) of the linear laser beam and the optical axis (6) of the matrix camera (5), wherein a first angle (50) formed between a first section (14) and a second section (31) of the optical axis (6) mutually symmetrical with respect to a normal to the reflecting surface in the respective point of incidence to the reflecting surface, is obtuse, and wherein a second angle (51) formed between a first section (16) and a second section (32) of the propagation axis (9) mutually symmetrical with respect to a normal to the reflecting surface in the respective point of incidence to the reflecting surface, is obtuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PIRELLI TYRE S.p.A.
    Inventors: Vincenzo Boffa, Alessandro Held, Fabio Regoli, Valeriano Ballardini, Giuseppe Casadio Tozzi
  • Patent number: 10834476
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus includes circuitry configured to perform high dynamic range (HDR) opto-electronic conversion on HDR video data to obtain HDR transmission video data. An encoder receives input of at least the HDR transmission video data and output a video stream including coded video data, and a transmitter sends the video stream. The circuitry is further configured to insert HDR conversion characteristic meta-information into the video stream, the HDR conversion characteristic meta-information indicating a characteristic of the HDR conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Ikuo Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 10827170
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device for decoding a Picture Order Count (POC), and a method and a device for coding a POC, and electronic equipment. The method for decoding the POC includes that: parameters for Most Significant Bit (MSB) and Least Significant Bit (LSB) used in an alignment operation on the POC are acquired; an MSB value and an LSB value of a POC value of a current picture are determined according to the parameters for MSB and LSB; and the POC value of the current picture is calculated according to the MSB value and the LSB value. By means of the technical solution, the problems in the related art that the accuracy in decoding and outputting a multilayer video bitstream cannot be ensured and an extra overhead of network resources is increased in multilayer video coding and decoding processes are solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Li, Ping Wu, Guoqiang Shang, Yutang Xie
  • Patent number: 10807643
    Abstract: A peripheral monitoring device according to an embodiment includes an acquirer configured to acquire a first image generated by an imaging device, and acquire a steering angle of a vehicle, the imaging device that images an area behind the vehicle; a calculator configured to calculate an estimate of trajectory of a first coupling device from the steering angle, the first coupling device being mounted on the vehicle to couple the vehicle to a towed vehicle; and an output configured to display the first image on a display screen for use in an interior of the vehicle and to superimpose a second image on the first image on the display screen. The second image is of a linear shape representing the estimate of trajectory. The linear shape widens continuously or in stages as being away from a vehicle-side end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuya Maruoka, Kazuya Watanabe, Takayuki Nakasho, Masahiko Sakabe, Kazunori Ono
  • Patent number: 10810916
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is an image processing apparatus including an acquisition unit and a control unit. The acquisition unit acquires image signal information that is used in displaying an image based on a transmitted image signal, from the image signal. The control unit controls, based on operation information relating to a user's operation for changing a display mode of the image and the image signal information acquired by the acquisition unit, a display delay in displaying the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Masatsugu Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10812814
    Abstract: A method for decoding a coded data stream representative of at least one image, the image being divided into blocks, a set of at least two prediction modes being available for predicting a current block. The method includes: obtaining at least two categories of prediction modes from the set; eliminating at least one category in accordance with at least one first predetermined elimination criterion; updating the categories not eliminated by deleting prediction modes that are common with the at least one eliminated category; and decoding, from the data stream, an information identifying for the current block a prediction mode among the modes of the updated categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: B<>COM
    Inventors: Joel Jung, Felix Henry, Charlene Mouton
  • Patent number: 10803302
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide an image-based face detection and recognition system that processes and/or analyzes portions of an image using “image strips” and cascading classifiers to detect faces and/or various facial features, such an eye, nose, mouth, cheekbone, jaw line, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Marcos Silva
  • Patent number: 10803604
    Abstract: A method for segmenting motion data and inferring layering order in a video includes segmenting a first image frame of the video using intra-frame mode estimation, segmenting further image frames of the video using inter-frame mode matching, generating a label change map for a current segmented image frame by generating a binary map of the current segmented image frame, and then marking one or more pixels whose labels have changed with respect to a previous segmented image frame, detecting one or more non-still image segments of the current segmented image frame, detecting one or more moving image segments in the one or more non-still image segments, estimating motion of the one or more moving image segments, representing each moving segment as a vector of seven parameters, and clustering one or more similar moving segment vectors based on corresponding one or more parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Everseen Limited
    Inventors: Vasile Gui, Dan Pescaru, Cosmin Cernazanu-glavan
  • Patent number: 10798403
    Abstract: At least one of a vector candidate derivation unit and a merge candidate derivation unit derives a motion vector of each of multiple sub-blocks contained in a decoding target block by referring to motion vectors at multiple control points including two points at an interval which is longer than one side of the target block, and a prediction image generation unit refers to the motion vector of each sub-block to generate a prediction image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ikai, Tomoyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10791327
    Abstract: A method of encoding a block of a picture into a video bitstream is provided. The method is performed by a video encoder and comprises encoding a first block of the picture, determining an intra-prediction mode for a second block of the picture, for which second block the intra-prediction is made from pixels in the first block along a non-straight line, encoding the second block using the determined intra-prediction mode, and signaling syntax elements for the second block in the video bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Martin Pettersson, Rickard Sjöberg, Per Wennersten
  • Patent number: 10791349
    Abstract: Provided is a frame generation apparatus including an image division section that divides a video signal into high-order bits and low-order bits for each pixel element, a frame generation section that generates a first frame including the high-order bits and a second frame including the low-order bits and a transmission operation control section that causes an operation of a transmission section of transmitting the second frame to a receiver to stop in a case where information regarding the receiver is prescribed information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Toshihisa Hyakudai, Kazuaki Toba
  • Patent number: 10791269
    Abstract: Provided are an operation method for a camera operation apparatus, the method including the steps of: obtaining a bio-signal of a user from a wearable sensor; determining, based on the bio-signal, whether a state of a user is a stable state; setting the camera to a low power mode if the state of the user is a stable state; determining the type of bio-signal if the state of the user is not a stable state; and setting the camera to a mode in accordance with the type of the bio-signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min Gyu Lee, Mee Jee Jeong, Il Hwang Cha, Hyun Gyu Lee
  • Patent number: 10785473
    Abstract: A virtual window display includes: a plurality of collimated projector modules having contiguous exit pupils. Each collimated projector module includes: a display device configured to display a spatially modulated image along a flat or curved geometric image surface, and one or more optical lenses sharing a common curvature symmetry axis and configured to optically collimate light from the display device in the collimated projector module. The curvature symmetry axes of the plurality of collimated projector modules point in a plurality of angular directions and are substantially convergent along at least one axis at a finite distance from the plurality of collimated projectors. The total display FOV of the virtual window display is larger than the module FOV of each of the plurality of collimated projector modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Brent D. Larson, Ken Leiphon, Kalluri R. Sarma
  • Patent number: 10785463
    Abstract: A method of image processing in a structured light imaging device is provided that includes capturing a plurality of images of a scene into which a structured light pattern is projected by a projector in the structured light imaging device, extracting features in each of the captured images, finding feature matches between a reference image of the plurality of captured images and each of the other images in the plurality of captured images, rectifying each of the other images to align with the reference image, wherein each image of the other images is rectified based on feature matches between the image and the reference image, combining the rectified other images and the reference image using interpolation to generate a high resolution image, and generating a depth image using the high resolution image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Vikram VijayanBabu Appia, Ibrahim Ethem Pekkucuksen
  • Patent number: 10783760
    Abstract: A surveillance apparatus, a corresponding method, surveillance radar apparatus, computer program, and non-transitory computer-readable recordable recording medium, the surveillance apparatus including an optical camera that captures images based on received light, the optical camera having a first field of view, a radar sensor that emits and receives electromagnetic radiation, the radar sensor having a second field of view, and wherein the first field of view is variable with respect to the second field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Marcel Blech, Ralf Böhnke, Furkan Dayi
  • Patent number: 10785525
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a reception apparatus and a data processing method that enable clock synchronization in a more suitable manner. The reception apparatus receives a digital broadcast signal of an IP transmission method that includes time information and a stream of content. The time information includes a seconds field and a nanoseconds field. The reception apparatus then generates a processing clock synchronized with the time information on the basis of the time information included in the digital broadcast signal, and processes the stream included in the digital broadcast signal on the basis of the processing clock. The present technology can be applied to, for example, television receivers conforming to the IP transmission method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Takahashi, Lachlan Bruce Michael, Yuichi Hirayama, Satoshi Okada
  • Patent number: 10778955
    Abstract: Mathematical relationships between the scene geometry, camera parameters, and viewing environment are used to control stereography to obtain various results influencing the viewer's perception of 3D imagery. The methods may include setting a horizontal shift, convergence distance, and camera interaxial parameter to achieve various effects. The methods may be implemented in a computer-implemented tool for interactively modifying scene parameters during a 2D-to-3D conversion process, which may then trigger the re-rendering of the 3D content on the fly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher E. Nolan, Bradley T. Collar, Michael D. Smith