Patents Examined by Christopher Braniff
  • Patent number: 10467483
    Abstract: An image acquiring system (100) includes an image acquiring apparatus (101) and a terminal (111). The image acquiring apparatus (101) acquires an image recorded by the terminal (111) and position information indicating a position at which the image is recorded, determines the state of a road included in the image based on the image, and associates and stores the state of the road and the position information. If the terminal (111) transmits to the image acquiring apparatus (101), a request for information concerning the state of a given road, the image acquiring apparatus (101) transmits the determined state of the road and the position information to the terminal (111).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Kamada
  • Patent number: 10469839
    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: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimi Moriya, Shunichi Sekiguchi, Kazuo Sugimoto, Kohtaro Asai, Tokumichi Murakami
  • Patent number: 10460450
    Abstract: A method for determining the fat mass of a subject includes the steps of acquiring an image of the subject through a digital device, and generating a virtual frame that contains at least in part that image. The virtual frame contains the subject, on the basis of its height or of the greater size in the case of animals, to provide an estimation of the content of the fat mass through an algorithm on the basis of at least an indicative index of the area occupied by the subject with respect to the area of the frame in which it is contained at least in part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Antonio Talluri
  • Patent number: 10462484
    Abstract: A video encoding method includes: setting a 360-degree Virtual Reality (360 VR) projection layout of projection faces, wherein the projection faces have a plurality of triangular projection faces located at a plurality of positions in the 360 VR projection layout, respectively; encoding a frame having a 360-degree image content represented by the projection faces arranged in the 360 VR projection layout to generate a bitstream; and for each position included in at least a portion of the positions, signaling at least one syntax element via the bitstream, wherein the at least one syntax element is set to indicate at least one of an index of a triangular projection view filled into a corresponding triangular projection face located at the position and a rotation angle of content rotation applied to the triangular projection view filled into the corresponding triangular projection face located at the position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Jian-Liang Lin, Hung-Chih Lin, Chia-Ying Li, Shen-Kai Chang, Chi-Cheng Ju
  • Patent number: 10447991
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments, a system of generating a two-dimensional (2D) map of an environment includes a 2D scanner and a wall sensor positioned at a fixed position with respect to the 2D scanner, the wall sensor detects a presence of an internal element inside a wall in the environment. Further, the system includes one or more processors operably coupled to the 2D scanner and the wall sensor. The processors generate a wall map of a wall in the environment, the wall map including an occupancy grid with a plurality of cells, a cell representative of a corresponding portion of the wall, and the cell indicative of the occupancy of an internal element in the corresponding portion. Further, the processors associate the wall map with a location of the wall in the 2D map of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Oliver Zweigle, Ahmad Ramadneh, Aleksej Frank, João Santos
  • Patent number: 10445587
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a device and method for automatic monitoring and autonomic response. The device comprises: a video capture unit, used for capturing and transmitting video in real time; an audio capture unit, used for capturing and transmitting audio in real time; a processing device, used for responding to received video and audio; a processing device, used for responding to the received video and audio, recognizing contents of the video and audio, and issuing instruction; and, a responder, used for receiving the instruction and responding according to the instruction. Compared with the prior art, the present invention allows a camera monitoring system to process automatically and respond autonomically when a certain scenario is monitored, while obviating the need for human intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AINEMO INC.
    Inventor: Chenfeng Song
  • Patent number: 10438055
    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: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Blue Line Security Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Marcos Silva
  • Patent number: 10440331
    Abstract: The system for image analysis that analyzes an image taken by a camera improves the accuracy of detection and identification in image analysis. The system memorizes a plurality of imaging environment data sets that include setting data of a camera and data on an object; includes a detection module 211 that detects an imaging environment from the camera, a check module 212 that checks the imaging environment, and an extraction module 213 that extracts an imaging environment data set similar to the detected imaging environment; and applies the extracted imaging environment data set and analyzes an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: OPTIM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunji Sugaya
  • Patent number: 10425662
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and a method capable of reducing an amount of codes in encoding or decoding. A type setting unit uses a deblocked pixel value to set a type of a filter which is common between components of Y, Cb, Cr in units of LCUs, and provides the type to a syntax write unit. An offset setting unit uses a deblocked pixel value to set an offset independent for each of components of Y, Cb, Cr in units of LCUs. An SAO control information setting unit provides the offset or a merge flag, which is set by referring to the offset given by the offset setting unit, to the syntax write unit. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ohji Nakagami
  • Patent number: 10412385
    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: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimi Moriya, Shunichi Sekiguchi, Kazuo Sugimoto, Kohtaro Asai, Tokumichi Murakami
  • Patent number: 10410071
    Abstract: A visual display for use by a user for navigation and obstacle avoidance. A typical user employs the invention in operating a vehicle. The display may include a conventional video feed. A visual arch metaphor is also provided. If used in conjunction with a video feed, the arch metaphor preferably extends from the left side of the video, over the top of the video, and on to the right side of the video. The ranging data is then correlated to a predefined color scale. The ranging data is also correlated to a position on the arch metaphor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Eskridge, Matthew Johnson, Chua Wei Liang Kenny
  • Patent number: 10412407
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for video coding utilizing a motion vector predictor (MVP) for a motion vector (MV) for a block are disclosed. According to an embodiment, a mean candidate is derived from at least two candidates in the current candidate list. The mean candidate includes two MVs for the bi-prediction or one MV for the uni-prediction, and at least one MV of the mean candidate is derived as a mean of the MVs of said at least two candidates in one of list 0 and list 1. The mean candidate is added to the current candidate list to form a modified candidate list, and one selected candidate is determined as a MVP or MVPs from the modified candidate list, for current MV or MVs of the current block. The current block is then encoded or decoded in Inter, Merge, or Skip mode utilizing the MVP or MVPs selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Jian-Liang Lin, Yi-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 10412418
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and a method capable of reducing an amount of codes in encoding or decoding. A type setting unit uses a deblocked pixel value to set a type of a filter which is common between components of Y, Cb, Cr in units of LCUs, and provides the type to a syntax write unit. An offset setting unit uses a deblocked pixel value to set an offset independent for each of components of Y, Cb, Cr in units of LCUs. An SAO control information setting unit provides the offset or a merge flag, which is set by referring to the offset given by the offset setting unit, to the syntax write unit. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ohji Nakagami
  • Patent number: 10397562
    Abstract: The present invention provides a 4D platform for home use and a 4D system for home use, which have a compact structure allowing the same to be easily connected to a TV monitor and comprise a physical sensation effect execution unit for providing a physical sensation effect according to each scene of an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: FOURREAL CO., LTD., DONGSHIN UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMY COOPERATION
    Inventors: Seok Hoon Lee, Sung Yeon Cho, Ki Won Kim, Sugaco Akiyama, Soon Chul Kwon, Gi Taek Hur, Hyun Chul Lee, Sang Tae Ha, In Ju Park
  • Patent number: 10397474
    Abstract: System and method for remote monitoring of at least one observation area, including at least one first camera 110 arranged on a rotating platform 120, the first camera 110 is a line scanning camera for providing high definition panorama pictures of the observation area; at least one second camera 130 arranged on a stationary platform 140, the second camera 130 is a video camera with Pan/Tilt/Zoom functionality for providing real time video from a selected scene within the observation area; an angular position sensor device for triggering the read-out of each line in the first line scanning camera for providing each pixel in the panorama image with a corresponding azimuth and elevation angle; a processing device 150 connected to the first and second cameras 110, 130 for capturing, processing and coordinating azimuth and elevation signals received from the first and second cameras 110, 130.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KONGSBERG DEFENCE & AEROSPASE AS
    Inventors: Magne Norland, Kjell Arne Hellum, Jorn Are Henriksen, Jan Ove Larsen, Glenn Levi Nilssen, Roar Johnsen, Steinar Lind, Oyvind Overrein, Vegard Almas, Per Inge Jensen, Claus Fritzner, Bjorn Olav Bakka, Eirik Joakim Steinli, Thor Christian Helgerud
  • Patent number: 10397604
    Abstract: This document discloses a method and apparatus for image encoding/decoding which support multiple layers. The method for image decoding comprises analyzing a video parameter set (VPS) extension for layer dependency on a current layer, analyzing slices for layer dependency on a current slice by determining whether not to apply layer dependency to the current slice or to apply new layer dependency to the current slice, the new layer dependency determining within a range of layer dependency analyzed from the VPS extension, and constructing a reference picture list about the current layer based on at least one of layer dependency analyzed from the VPS extension and layer dependency analyzed from the slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION GROUP OF SEJONG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jung Won Kang, Ha Hyun Lee, Jin Ho Lee, Jin Soo Choi, Jin Woong Kim, Jong Ki Han, Jae Yung Lee
  • Patent number: 10397523
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling and selecting sources in a room on a network. The system allows a remote viewer to create a virtual presence within the room by providing the available displays, corresponding to the sources, to the remote viewer. The system includes a standardizing technique for improving the communication and overall switching of data for streaming on a network. The system can include a recording server for performing dual recording of the video files in each of a local database and a remote database. A graphical user interface (GUI) display is provided to guide a local user through a medical procedure in the standardized system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Image Stream Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Eddie E. Mitchell, Peter Renzi
  • Patent number: 10390043
    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: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    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: 10387734
    Abstract: A vehicle display control device, which controls a display of sensor information on a display unit corresponding to each external sensors, includes an opening detection unit, an image storage unit, and an opening control unit. The vehicle is equipped with the display unit and the external sensors detecting outside obstacles. The opening detection unit detects an opening command made by a user to the vehicle. The image storage unit stores a vehicle image indicating the vehicle and area images indicating detection areas of the sensors. The obstacle is detectable within the detection areas. In response to a detection of the opening command by the opening detection unit, the opening control unit reads the vehicle image and each area image from the image storage unit, and displays the readout images on the display unit as the sensor information during an opening period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Norio Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10390011
    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 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimi Moriya, Shunichi Sekiguchi, Kazuo Sugimoto, Kohtaro Asai, Tokumichi Murakami