Patents Examined by Christopher Braniff
  • Patent number: 10605587
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for processing laser point cloud data includes obtaining laser point data to be used by a data receiver comprising an acquisition time; determining a timestamp for representing the acquisition time, and splitting the timestamp into a base timestamp and an offset timestamp; and storing the base timestamp and compressed laser point cloud data. Laser point cloud data output by a laser radar is compressed and comprises only offset timestamps corresponding to respective laser points. The base timestamp and the offset timestamp may be added to obtain the required synchronization precision timestamp, and the data is synchronized. The processing speed of a CPU or GPU for the laser point cloud data is improved while the timestamp precision reaches the precision required by synchronization of the laser point cloud data, and storage space is saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chengliang Deng, Yu Ma, Kaiwen Feng, Yibing Liang, Bocong Liu, Zhuo Chen
  • Patent number: 10602184
    Abstract: An image coding method includes: writing, into a coded bitstream, buffer description defining information for defining a buffer description; constructing a default reference list; reorder pictures included in the default reference list; writing, into the coded bitstream, reference list reordering information for indicating details of the reordering; and coding an image using the buffer description and a reference list resulting from the reordering, and in the reference list reordering information, among the pictures, a picture to be reordered is specified using an index which is used in other processing in the image coding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Viktor Wahadaniah, Chong Soon Lim, Sue Mon Thet Naing, Hai Wei Sun, Takahiro Nishi, Hisao Sasai, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: 10593013
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus obtains a first image, cuts out at least a portion of the first image to generate a second image that is distortion-corrected, receives designation of a first area in which image quality is to be different in the first image, calculates a second area in the second image, the second area corresponding to the first area designated in the first image, and sets, as an area associated with a function that influences encoding processing for encoding the second image, an area that includes the second area and is based on a processing unit of the encoding processing for encoding the second image, the processing unit being an area in the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 10594991
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for using video/still images captured by continuously recording optical sensors mounted on waste collection vehicles used 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: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: WM INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Barry S. Skolnick
  • Patent number: 10595030
    Abstract: An image coding method for coding an image on a block-by-block basis, includes: selecting, for each of a plurality of sub-blocks included in a coding-target block and each including a plurality of coefficients, a context for performing arithmetic coding on a parameter indicating a coding-target coefficient included in the sub-block from a context set corresponding to the sub-block, based on at least one reference coefficient located around the coding-target coefficient, the coding-target block being a transform unit; and performing arithmetic coding on the parameter indicating the coding-target coefficient using probability information about the selected context, wherein, in the selecting, the context is selected from the context set, the context set corresponding to a sum of (i) a value indicating a position in a horizontal direction of the sub-block in the coding-target block and (ii) a value indicating a position in a vertical direction of the sub-block in the coding-target block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Kengo Terada, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Kyoko Tanikawa, Hisao Sasai, Toshiyasu Sugio, Toru Matsunobu
  • Patent number: 10593061
    Abstract: A conductive-wire position inspecting device includes: a reference body disposed in a radial direction of a stator core; an imaging device configured to image a conductive wire and the reference body; and a calculating device configured to find a relative position and a relative angle of the conductive wire with respect to the reference body, based on an obtained image. In addition, the conductive-wire position inspecting device includes a determining device configured to determine whether or not the found relative position and relative angle are within respective permissible ranges, and if they are within the permissible ranges, determine the position of the conductive wire to be acceptable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Hokazono, Yoshiyuki Izumi, Yasuyuki Kimura, Masahiko Kamiyama, Naoki Ito, Yutaka Matsumoto, Daisuke Ueno
  • Patent number: 10595015
    Abstract: Displaying a sequence of three-dimensional images includes generating a data stream including a plurality of image planes associated with each image of the sequence of three-dimensional images, generating a bit-plane stream associated with the data stream, the bit-plane stream including a plurality of bit-planes associated with each image of the sequence of three-dimensional images, buffering the bit-plane stream asynchronously to provide a first plurality of bit-planes associated with a first three-dimensional image, and projecting a first plurality of image planes associated with the first three-dimensional image to display the first three-dimensional image, based upon the first plurality of bit-planes, the first plurality of image planes being projected until a second plurality of bit-planes associated with a second three-dimensional image is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: LIGHTSPACE TECHNOLOGIES, SIA
    Inventors: Ilmars Osmanis, Kri{hacek over (s)}s Osmanis, Gatis Valters, Rendijs Smukulis, Una Kandere, Roberts Zabels
  • Patent number: 10582162
    Abstract: An image information collecting system comprises: a position transmitting device for transmitting first position information indicating a position of the image information collecting system itself; a plurality of cameras for collecting image data, storing the image data in a storage medium of the image information collecting system itself, generating data identification including oriented direction information of a camera and time information at a time point at which the image data has been collected, and transmitting the data identification information through a network; and a service server for receiving the first position information and the data identification information, and determining whether a target camera for photographing a current position of the position transmitting device exists among the plurality of cameras, using the data identification information and second position information indicating positions of the plurality of cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Suhwan Kim, Sumin Kim
  • Patent number: 10582197
    Abstract: Efficient editing is enabled when a video material encoded as an interlaced signal is mixed during editing. A first video signal in a progressive mode is obtained. This first video signal is encoded. The first video signal or a second video signal obtained by reducing resolution and/or a frame rate of the first video signal is converted to an interlaced signal from a progressive signal such that a third video signal is obtained. The third video signal is encoded. Encoded data of the first video signal and encoded data of the third video signal are recorded to a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Norio Wakatsuki
  • Patent number: 10567702
    Abstract: To transmit ultra-high-definition image data with high frame rate along with preferable backward compatibility on the reception side. Ultra-high-definition image data with high frame rate is processed to obtain image data in a base format for obtaining a high-definition image with base frame rate, image data in a first extension format for obtaining an ultra-high-definition image with base frame rate, and image data in a second extension format for obtaining an ultra-high-definition image with high frame rate. A base video stream including encoded image data of the image data in the base format, and two or one extended video stream including encoded image data of the image data in the first extension format and encoded image data of the image data in the second extension format are generated. A container in a predetermined format including the base stream and the extended video streams is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 10567656
    Abstract: To provide a medical observation device, information processing method, program, and video microscope device. A medical observation device including: a selection unit configured to select one reference camera from two or more cameras; a motion detection unit configured to detect a motion of the reference camera; a first correction information acquisition unit configured to acquire first correction information that lessens the motion of the reference camera; and a second correction information acquisition unit configured to acquire second correction information that lessens a motion of a camera other than the reference camera included in the two or more cameras using a method different from a method of the first correction information acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuki Sugie
  • Patent number: 10565459
    Abstract: A retroreflectivity measurement system comprises a light source arranged to project light across a traffic lane during a measurement run, the light being limited to a particular portion of the visible light spectrum. A camera is selectively sensitive to this light to provide first filtered images and separately selectively sensitive to light at a portion of the spectrum not including the particular portion to provide second filtered images. A controller obtains sequences of first and second filtered images during the measurement run, and identifies within the sequences of images an illuminated road marking; determines a first intensity of the marking from a first filtered image, and a further intensity of the marking from the second filtered images; estimates an ambient intensity of the marking, by applying a scaling factor to the further intensity; and determines a retroreflectivity of the marking as a function of the first and estimated ambient intensities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Reflective Measurement Systems Ltd
    Inventor: James Mahon
  • Patent number: 10551188
    Abstract: Providing a three-dimensional surveying device and method capable of stably acquiring three-dimensional data with high accuracy. The device includes a mobile body, a measurement target, a collimation distance measuring unit fixed to the mobile body, a scanner unit, and a control computation section. The scanner unit is provided integrally and rotatably with respect to the collimation distance measuring unit. The control computation section is configured to calculate a coordinate value of a measurement center of the collimation distance measuring unit based on a distance measured by the collimation distance measuring unit, a first horizontal and first vertical angle, and to calculate a coordinate value of a measurement target object based on the coordinate value of the measurement center, an external orientation element of the scanner unit with respect to the collimation distance measuring unit, a distance measured by the scanner unit and a second horizontal and second vertical angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: You Sasaki, Kazunori Sato
  • Patent number: 10554970
    Abstract: An encoding controlling unit 3 selects one transformation block size which provides an optimal degree of encoding efficiency from a set of transformation block sizes which are determined in accordance with an encoding mode 7, and includes the transformation block size selected thereby in optimal compression parameters 20a to notify the transformation block size to a transformation/quantization unit 19, and the transformation/quantization unit 19 divides an optimal prediction differential signal 13a into blocks having the transformation block size included in the optimal compression parameters 20a, and carries out a transformation and quantization process on each of the blocks to generate compressed data 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimi Moriya, Shunichi Sekiguchi, Kazuo Sugimoto, Kohtaro Asai, Tokumichi Murakami
  • Patent number: 10533931
    Abstract: A method for examining and processing a microscopic sample arranged on a slide includes producing reference markings on the slide by a laser beam of a laser microdissection system. A digital image of the sample and the reference markings on the slide is produced by a digital optical imaging device. An image region is defined and first position information data which indicate a position of the image region is generated. The reference markings are identified in the image and second position information data which indicate a position of the reference markings in the image is generated. The reference markings are identified, and third position information data which indicate the position of the reference markings in the laser microdissection system is generated. The first, second and third position information data are correlated and a sample region which corresponds to the image region is processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GMBH
    Inventors: Falk Schlaudraff, Blagovesta Wegner
  • Patent number: 10527413
    Abstract: An outside recognition device according to the present invention has an object to perform distance measurement of an obstacle detected with a surrounding monitoring camera at a low cost. The outside recognition device according to the present invention has a stereo camera that measures a distance in front of the vehicle, a surrounding monitoring camera that photographs a surrounding area of the vehicle, a three-dimensional measuring unit that measures a photographing range of the surrounding monitoring camera with the stereo camera by means for rotating the stereo camera, and generates three-dimensional information from the measurement result, a distance correction information generating unit that generates distance correction information corresponding to a photographing direction of surrounding monitoring camera from the three-dimensional information, and a distance measuring unit that measures a position of the obstacle detected with a surrounding monitoring camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Matsuo, Noriyasu Hasejima, Kenichirou Kurata
  • Patent number: 10523901
    Abstract: A surveillance apparatus continuously records imaged data from a camera into a circular buffer in a local memory. When a record signal is received, the system records the video stream that was recorded before the record signal was received, and the video stream that is recorded after the record signal was received. The recorded segment is then write-protected, so that the surveillance apparatus does not overwrite the recorded segment. The recorded segment could then be sent to a remote memory via a wireless connection to free up local memory for future recording sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Paul DeKeyser
  • Patent number: 10511838
    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: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-ho Choi, Chan-yul Kim
  • Patent number: 10506220
    Abstract: Binocular augmented reality display devices and corresponding methods allow alignment calibration to be performed by an end user. According to one approach, a camera is positioned to have a field of view which includes simultaneously part of a projected image from the left-eye display and part of a projected image from the right-eye display. By projecting via each display at least part of a calibration image and identifying within the camera-sampled image right-field and left-field alignment features, an alignment correction can be derived. Alternative approaches employ correlation of images sampled by forward-looking cameras rigidly associated with the respective right-eye and left-eye display units, or require a user to input a manual adjustment for aligning transversely-swapped camera images with the real world view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Lumus Ltd.
    Inventor: Yochay Danziger
  • Patent number: 10469743
    Abstract: A display control unit of an illustrative embodiment simultaneously displays a plurality of cut-out images cut out from respective ranges of a wide-angle moving image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kae Okazawa, Keiichi Yoshioka