Patents Examined by Christopher Braniff
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10733700
    Abstract: A system and method of providing composite real-time dynamic imagery of a medical procedure site from multiple modalities which continuously and immediately depicts the current state and condition of the medical procedure site synchronously with respect to each modality and without undue latency is disclosed. The composite real-time dynamic imagery may be provided by spatially registering multiple real-time dynamic video streams from the multiple modalities to each other. Spatially registering the multiple real-time dynamic video streams to each other may provide a continuous and immediate depiction of the medical procedure site with an unobstructed and detailed view of a region of interest at the medical procedure site at multiple depths. A user may thereby view a single, accurate, and current composite real-time dynamic imagery of a region of interest at the medical procedure site as the user performs a medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: InnerOptic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurtis P. Keller, Sharif A. Razzaque, Andrei State, Caroline K. Green, Jeremy D. Ackerman
  • Patent number: 10734259
    Abstract: A flip-chip bonding apparatus (100) is provided with: a bonding tool (10) that includes a base (11), and an island (13) that vacuum-sucks, to a surface (14) thereof, a semiconductor die (70) having protruding electrodes (72, 73) that are disposed on both the surfaces; and a heater (20) that heats the semiconductor die (70) vacuum-sucked to the island (13). The flip-chip bonding apparatus heats the semiconductor die (70), bonds the protruding electrodes (73) of the semiconductor die (70) to protruding electrodes (82) of a semiconductor die (80), and seals, using a non-conductive film (NCF) (75), a gap between the semiconductor die (70) and the semiconductor die (80). Continuous vacuum suction holes (15) are provided in the base (11), said continuously vacuum suction holes being at positions adjacent to the outer peripheral surface of the island (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHINKAWA LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Nagai, Shin Takayama, Midori Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10728544
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an encoding device and an encoding method, and a decoding device and a decoding method that are capable of reducing the calculation amount of orthogonal transform processing or inverse orthogonal transform processing. A DWT unit (91) performs a DWT of which the calculation amount is smaller than that of a KLT for residual information. KLT units (92-0 to 92-8) perform separable-type KLTs for a low-frequency component of the residual information that is acquired as a result of the DWT using bases of KLTs of the corresponding intra prediction modes. A coefficient acquired as a result of the KLT and a high-frequency component of the residual information that is acquired as a result of the DWT are losslessly encoded. The present technology can be applied to, for example, an image encoding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Kondo
  • Patent number: 10720003
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security device and an authentication method, in which a security element (1) is provided. The security element comprises a support material (6), in which a three-dimensional pattern with structures (4) such as cracks, grooves, flaking, pits, scales, elevations, and/or shrinkages are embedded as static or dynamic security features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Friedrich Kisters
  • Patent number: 10715857
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a reception apparatus that includes demodulation circuitry configured to obtain packets included in a plurality of PLPs (Physical Layer Pipes) of a broadcast stream, and processing circuitry configured to process the packets obtained by the demodulation circuitry. The demodulation circuitry and the processing circuitry are interconnected via a single interface. Each combination of an IP (Internet Protocol) address and a port number of an IP packet or a UDP (User Datagram Protocol) packet included in the plurality of PLPs is unique for each PLP in which the corresponding IP packet or the corresponding UDP packet is included. The processing circuitry is configured to identify a PLP in which one of the packets input via the single interface from the demodulation circuitry is included according to the combination of the IP address and the port number of the one of the packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Lachlan Bruce Michael, Kazuyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10708622
    Abstract: A method for adaptive loop filtering of a reconstructed picture in a video encoder is provided that includes determining whether or not sample adaptive offset (SAO) filtering is applied to the reconstructed picture, and using adaptive loop filtering with no offset for the reconstructed picture when the SAO filtering is determined to be applied to the reconstructed picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Madhukar Budagavi, Minhua Zhou
  • Patent number: 10701354
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image encoding device and a method, and an image decoding device and a method that are designed to improve encoding efficiency in IntraBC. In an example according to the present technology, a screen is divided into four slices (Slices #0 through #3). In a case where reference to a different slice is prohibited, the range that can be referred to from the current CTU in Slice #2 is only the decoded portion in Slice #2, and therefore, any block in Slice #1 cannot be referred to, for example. In the case of the present technology, on the other hand, decoded different slices (Slice #0 and Slice #1) are included in the referable range, and accordingly, a block in Slice #1 can be referred to from the current CTU in Slice #2, for example, as shown in FIG. 5. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing devices, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ohji Nakagami
  • Patent number: 10687000
    Abstract: An infrared sensor including a plurality of infrared cameras is described. Each infrared camera includes an infrared detector and imaging optics. The imaging optics are arranged to image infrared light onto the infrared detector, the imaging optics having a field of view with a center optical axis, and field of view boundary lines bounding the field of view on sides of the field of view. The infrared cameras are arranged such that the center optical axes of the field of views intersect each other, and the fields of view overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Henry
  • Patent number: 10687061
    Abstract: Provided is a video decoding method including obtaining encoding order information indicating whether an encoding order of a first block and a second block that are adjacent to each other is changed; determining the encoding order of the first block and the second block, based on the encoding order information; and decoding the first block and the second block, according to the determined encoding order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yin-ji Piao
  • Patent number: 10687047
    Abstract: Apparatus for generating a dynamic structured light pattern for optical tracking in three-dimensional space, comprises an array of lasers, such as a VCSEL laser array, to project light in a pattern into a three-dimensional space; and an optical element or elements arranged in cells. The cells are aligned with subsets of the laser array, and each cell individually applies a modulation, in particular an intensity modulation, to light from the laser or lasers of the subset, to provide a distinguishable and separately controllable part of the dynamic structured light pattern. A method of generating a structured light pattern is disclosed, in which light is provided from an array of lasers, and light is individually projected from subsets of the array of lasers to provide differentiated parts of the structured light pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nitay Romano, Nadav Grossinger, Yair Alpern, Emil Alon
  • Patent number: 10681378
    Abstract: A method for decoding a video including a plurality of views, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises the steps of: configuring a base merge motion candidate list by using motion information of neighboring blocks and a time correspondence block of a current block; configuring an extended merge motion information list by using motion information of a depth information map and a video view different from the current block; and determining whether neighboring block motion information contained in the base merge motion candidate list is derived through view synthesis prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, University-Industry Cooperation Group of Kyung Hee University
    Inventors: Gun Bang, Gwang Soon Lee, Nam Ho Hur, Kyung Yong Kim, Young Su Heo, Gwang Hoon Park, Yoon Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10674094
    Abstract: A system and method for generating an infinite number of isolated image sequences using a single camera, wherein an X-, Y-coordinate system is generated for the area and an image sequence within the field of view of a camera within the area is captured. By tracking the movements and positions of at least two assets in the field of view of the camera relative to the X-, Y-grid, at least one individual image sequence for each of the at least two assets using the image sequence captured by the camera, wherein each individual image sequence has one asset from the at least two assets as a focal point of the individual image sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SKYCAM, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Wharton
  • Patent number: 10674318
    Abstract: Systems and methods for location tracking and monitoring within a secured area are provided. Such systems and methods can include capturing real-time surveillance data with a plurality of surveillance devices deployed in the secured area and transmitting the real-time surveillance data to a local control unit proximate to the secured area. Contemporaneously, a dual mode location tracker can generate first and second location data indicative of a location of the dual mode location tracker within the secured area over a period of time using respective first and second tracking modes and transmit the first location data and the second location data to the local control unit. In some embodiments, the local control unit can forward the real-time surveillance data, the first location data, and the second location data to a remote server for storage, analysis, and processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: EXPONENTIAL INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY & GAMING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Alvernest Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10652563
    Abstract: A video decoder configured to decode an encoded video bitstream comprises a first parsing unit and a second parsing unit, each configured to independently parse the encoded video bitstream to derive parsing state information therefrom on which subsequent parsing of the encoded video bitstream at least partially depends and to identify macroblock information for decoding. The encoded video bitstream comprises frame header information defining a sequence of frames and each frame is composed of macroblocks represented by macroblock information. A control unit of the video encoder allocates each frame of macroblock information to one of the two parsing units to parse. The two parsing units are both configured to parse frame header information to thereby each derive parsing state information for the encoded video bitstream, and the two parsing unit are each configured to parse macroblock information allocated to them, skipping macroblock information allocated to the other parsing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Ola Hugosson, Dominic Hugo Symes
  • Patent number: 10645374
    Abstract: First and second display devices have first and second common display areas in which image display with common content to left and right eyes is performed. At least one of the first and second display devices has an extended display area. A display control unit generates a signal including common image information for the first and second common display areas and extension image information for the extended display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Takeda, Masayuki Takagi, Toshiaki Miyao, Akira Komatsu, Takahiro Totani
  • Patent number: 10645393
    Abstract: Provided are a video encoding method and apparatus and a video decoding method and apparatus for producing a reconstructed video having a minimum error with respect to an original video. The video decoding method includes parsing an edge correction parameter from a bitstream, the edge correction parameter being used to correct a reconstructed pixel included in a current block, determining whether the reconstructed pixel is included in an edge region according to a first threshold value included in the edge correction parameter, determining whether the reconstructed pixel is to be corrected according to a second threshold value included in the edge correction parameter when the reconstructed pixel is included in the edge region, and compensating for a sample value of the reconstructed pixel according to a third threshold value included in the edge correction parameter when the reconstructed pixel is to be corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-ho Choi, Chan-yul Kim
  • Patent number: 10634631
    Abstract: Various methods of diagnosing defects and disbonds in devices and materials are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods involve cooling a portion of a material or device, heating a portion of the material or device with a heating instrument, terminating the application of heat to the material or device, and imaging the material or device using a thermal imager after heat is removed. In certain variants, disbonds and/or defects can be visualized as hotter areas and spots on the material through the thermal image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ITT MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: A. David Sandiford, Tao Jiang
  • Patent number: 10636134
    Abstract: A display apparatus for optical fiber inspection includes a processor programmed to receive, from a camera, a visual image of an array of endfaces of fiber optic cables being inspected, and to produce, on a display, an inspection interface that includes a first section and a second section. The first section shows a portion of the received image that includes a portion of the endfaces captured in the image. The second section shows a graphical map containing icons that depict representations of the endfaces in the array of endfaces. A selection window identifies the icons representing the endfaces that are currently shown in the first section. In response to user input, the display apparatus correspondingly modifies which endfaces are shown in the first section and modifies the position and/or size of the selection window in the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Tsukamaki, J. David Schell, Glenn Keltto
  • Patent number: 10614858
    Abstract: A system presents a media playback. The system receives a plurality of time stamped trigger data. The system reads a plurality of media segments from a media capture device. Each media segment corresponds to a respective time stamped trigger datum. The system outputs the plurality of media segments as a playback including the plurality of media segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: HOWL HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Christopher A. Wiklof, Geoffrey D. Osler, Timothy M. Londergan