Patents Examined by Christopher Braniff
  • 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marcel Blech, Ralf Böhnke, Furkan Dayi
  • 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
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    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
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Vikram VijayanBabu Appia, Ibrahim Ethem Pekkucuksen
  • 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
    Assignee: WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Nolan, Bradley T. Collar, Michael D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10768402
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for evaluating a fresh tissue sample, prepared as to fluoresce under illumination, during a medical procedure. A structured light source is configured to project a spatially patterned light beam onto the fresh tissue sample. An imaging system is configured to produce an image from fluorescence emitted from the illuminated fresh tissue sample. A system control is configured to provide a human-comprehensible clinically useful output associated with the medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: THE ADMINISTRATORS OF THE TULANE EDUCATIONAL FUND
    Inventor: Jonathon Quincy Brown
  • Patent number: 10769415
    Abstract: A device with a camera may utilize an enrollment process to capture images of an authorized user to enroll the user for a facial recognition authorization process. The enrollment process may include one or more processes that identify if an identity of the authorized user (e.g., the subject of the enrollment process) has switched during the enrollment process. The processes may include detection and verification of the switch in identities by comparing features of subjects in images as the images are captured during the enrollment process. If the identity of the subject is determined to be switched from the authorized user during the enrollment process, the enrollment process may be restarted. Additionally, clustering of feature vectors from the enrollment images may be used to remove outlying feature vectors that may be generated from one or more images of a subject other than the authorized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eslam A. Mostafa, Hao Tang, Feng Tang
  • Patent number: 10764615
    Abstract: Convenience is achieved in performing processing depending on decoding capability in a reception side. High-frame-rate ultra-high-definition image data is processed to obtain first image data for acquisition of a base-frame-rate high-definition image, second image data for acquisition of a high-frame-rate high-definition image by being used with the first image data, third image data for acquisition of a base-frame-rate ultra-high-definition image by being used with the first image data, and fourth image data for acquisition of a high-frame-rate ultra-high-definition image by being used with the first to third image data. A container is transmitted including a predetermined number of video streams including encoded image data of the first to fourth image data. Information is inserted into the container, the information corresponding to information that is inserted into each of the predetermined number of video streams and associated with image data included in the video streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 10757391
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for view generation based on a video coding scheme. A bitstream is received that is encoded based on the video coding scheme. The bitstream includes video, quantized warp map offsets, and a message of a message type specified by the video coding scheme. Depth samples decoded from the first bitstream are interpreted as quantized warp map offsets, based on a first syntax element contained in the message. Warp maps are generated based on the quantized warp map offsets and a second syntax element contained in the message. Views are generated using image-domain warping and based on the video and the warp maps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Aljosa Smolic, Nikolce Stefanoski
  • Patent number: 10757406
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provided a method of decoding a video signal, the method including: determining an intra prediction mode of a current block; applying a filter to a first reference sample adjacent to the current block; obtaining a first prediction sample of the current block on the basis of the intra prediction mode and a second reference sample obtained by applying the filter; and obtaining a second prediction sample of the current block using the first prediction sample and the first reference sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Industry Academy Cooperation Foundation of Sejong University
    Inventors: Yung-Lyul Lee, Nam Uk Kim, Jun Woo Choi
  • Patent number: 10757329
    Abstract: A power management module for managing power supply from a power sourcing equipment item to an associated apparatus, which includes a connexion interface suitable for connecting the power management module to the associated apparatus for estimating a power that the power management module is able to supply via the connexion interface, negotiating, based on the power estimated by the means for estimating power, the start-up of the associated apparatus in a power class, the means for negotiating comprising means for supplying power via the connexion interface, determining an updated power that the power management module is able to supply, when power is supplied to the associated apparatus by said means for supplying power, and re-negotiating the start-up of the associated apparatus based on the determined updated power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yacine El Kolli, Pascal LaGrange, Hervé Merlet
  • Patent number: 10750172
    Abstract: Prediction systems and methods for video coding are described based on nearest neighboring pixels. In exemplary embodiments, to code a first pixel, a plurality of neighboring pixels of the first pixel are reconstructed. The coefficients of a filter such as a Wiener filter are derived based on the reconstructed neighboring pixels. The Wiener filter is applied to the reconstructed neighboring pixels to predict the first pixel. The coefficients of the Wiener filter may be derived on a pixel-by-pixel or a block-by-block basis. The reconstructed pixels may be pixels in the same picture (for intra prediction) or in a reference picture (for inter prediction). In some embodiments, the residuals of the prediction are encoded using RDPCM. In some embodiments, the residuals may be predicted using a Wiener filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Vid Scale, Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul Vanam, Yuwen He, Yan Ye
  • Patent number: 10748000
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a method for notifying of surrounding situation information by an electronic device may comprise the operations of: monitoring a value indicating a movement of the electronic device; determining whether a state of the electronic device is a stopped state, on the basis of the value indicating a movement of the electronic device; and acquiring surrounding situation information of the electronic device, which will be notified of to a user, when the state of the electronic device is a stopped state; and outputting the surrounding situation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: An-Na Park, Byung-Jun Son, Moon-Il Jung
  • Patent number: 10746981
    Abstract: Methods and devices for conducting high-speed, high-resolution imaging of large intact tissue samples are provided. Aspects of the methods include placing a sample in an optically homogenous sample manipulation component, performing a calibration procedure to align a light sheet and a detection focal plane at a plurality of locations within the sample, and performing an imaging procedure on the sample to collect an image from each location. The collected images are reconstructed to form a three-dimensional image of the sample. Devices for carrying out the steps of the methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Raju Tomer, Karl A. Deisseroth
  • Patent number: 10748305
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises: an image capturing unit configured to capture a plurality of RAW image data sets while shifting a position of an image sensor relative to an optical axis; a difference generation unit configured to generate difference data; an encoding unit configured to encode the difference data; and a recording unit configured to record the encoded difference data, wherein, when generating difference data regarding a first RAW image data set and a second RAW image data set included in the plurality of RAW image data sets, the difference generation unit shifts the first RAW image data set, and obtains a difference between pieces of pixel data having the same color component, respectively included in the first RAW image data set and the second RAW image data set, to generate the difference data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10750220
    Abstract: A method for generating an STL stream includes, in a local adapter serving a transmitter site in a broadcast network includes: receiving a first STL stream, generated by a broadcast gateway and having at least one frame including: a preamble packet, a timing packet, and at least one BB packet carrying at least one PLP; selecting at least one PLP carried by the BB packets, the BB packet(s) carrying the selected PLPs being called selected BB packet(s); generating an output STL stream including at least one frame having at least: a preamble packet, obtained from the preamble packet of the first STL stream, a timing packet, obtained from the timing packet of the first STL stream, and BB packets corresponding to the selected BB packets of the first STL stream. The frames of the first STL stream and the output STL stream have the same duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ENENSYS TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Benoit Bui Do, Ludovic Poulain
  • Patent number: 10750134
    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: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: WM Intellectual Property Holdings, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Barry S. Skolnick
  • Patent number: 10737620
    Abstract: A virtual mirror arrangement, in particular for a vehicle, including at least one screen arranged in the interior of a vehicle for displaying a detection region of at least one camera, where an actuator connected to the camera is controllable by a movement of the display. The disclosure further relates to a method for adjusting a virtual mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Markus Klug