Patents Examined by Christopher Findley
  • Patent number: 10129609
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving an MPEG-2 TS-based media file are provided. In the method of transmitting an MPEG2 Transport Stream (TS)-based media file, a Presentation Time Stamp (PTS) of a Presentation Unit (PU) is mapped to a Media Presentation Time (MPT) for synchronization with other media with respect to at least one program element forming a program included in the media file; and synchronization information including the mapped media presentation time is transmitted together with the media file, wherein the media presentation time is provided for a first PU in a segment of the transmitted media file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyungho Kim, Hyeonjae Lee, Waqar Zia
  • Patent number: 10097855
    Abstract: When a block (MB22) of which motion vector is referred to in the direct mode contains a plurality of motion vectors, 2 motion vectors MV23 and MV24, which are used for inter picture prediction of a current picture (P23) to be coded, are determined by scaling a value obtained from averaging the plurality of motion vectors or selecting one of the plurality of the motion vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Satoshi Kondo, Shinya Kadono, Makoto Hagai, Kiyofumi Abe
  • Patent number: 10085029
    Abstract: A system and method for performing video telephony (VT) is disclosed. In one example, there is provided an apparatus having a transceiver configured to receive VT data and information indicating a switch from a first display to a second display from a network. The apparatus also includes a decoder operatively coupled to the transceiver and configured to decode the VT data, a memory comprising a coded picture buffer (CPB) configured to store the decoded VT data, and a processor operatively coupled to the transceiver, the decoder, and the memory. The processor is configured to, in response to receiving the information indicating a switch from a first display to a second display, instruct the transceiver to transmit a request for an I-frame to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sanjeev Mittal, Vikram Singh, Tien-Hsin Lee
  • Patent number: 10083584
    Abstract: A system including a plurality of cameras of a surveillance system that detect threats within a secured geographic area, a first file embodied in memory that defines a plurality of human use scenarios of the secured area, one of the plurality of human user scenarios being selected by a human user, a respective second file corresponding to each of the plurality of human user scenarios embodied in memory that defines critical surveillance areas of the secured area based upon the selected scenario and at least upon a time of day, the second file receiving from the user an identifier of one or more of the plurality of cameras that correspond to each of the critical surveillance areas and processor of the surveillance system that preferentially displays video from each of the critical surveillance areas based upon the time of day and camera identifiers received from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Deepak Sundar Meganathan, Sivasanthanam Dhayalan, Damodharan Mohanam
  • Patent number: 10085018
    Abstract: An image encoding apparatus capable of reducing the computational complexity in intra-prediction of an encoding optimization process is provided. The image encoding apparatus includes a reference pixel generation unit that generates reference pixels from predicted pixels of neighboring pixels and pixels of an original image for intra-prediction directions, a pseudo intra-predicted pixel generation unit that generates pseudo intra-predicted pixels from the reference pixels and the intra-prediction directions, a coding cost calculation unit that calculates coding costs for the intra-prediction directions from errors between the pseudo intra-predicted pixels and the pixels of the original image and generated bit amounts when the pseudo intra-predicted pixels are generated, and an intra-prediction direction setting unit that sets an intra-prediction direction corresponding to the lowest coding cost among the coding costs as an optimal intra-prediction direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Mayuko Watanabe, Masaki Kitahara, Atsushi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10041787
    Abstract: An object detection device includes a light source, an irradiation optical system that converts emitted light from the light source to measurement light having a predetermined pattern and emits the measurement light to a reference surface, and a light reception element that images the reference surface, and includes an imaging member that reads an image captured by the light reception element for each of a plurality of lines extending in a horizontal direction and arranged at predetermined intervals, and a detection unit that detects an object to be measured entering between a pattern forming unit and the reference surface based on image data from the imaging element, in which the pattern includes a plurality of division patterns arranged in the horizontal direction to correspond to the lines in the reference surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsumaro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10032248
    Abstract: An image switching method and apparatus. The method includes: displaying an image in a first format; receiving an input instruction for switching the image from the first format to a second format; and displaying the image in the second format. The first format is a panorama image format or a wide-view image format, the second format is a panorama image format or a wide-view image format, and the first format is different from the second format. According to the method and the device in the embodiments of the present invention, a manner of simple and flexible interaction between a panorama image and a street side image is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xueyan Huang, Peiyun Di, Heng Liao
  • Patent number: 10032370
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a computer-assisted method for identifying a vehicle. The computer-assisted method can include: receiving, from a stationary sensor, sensor data representing a plurality of moving vehicles; receiving, from a particular vehicle, a communication including sensor data representing the particular vehicle, wherein the sensor data includes at least one of velocity and position for the particular vehicle; and identifying, from the sensor data representing a plurality of moving vehicles, a subset of the data representing the particular vehicle, wherein identifying the subset of data comprises analyzing the sensor data received from the stationary sensor in conjunction with the sensor data received from the particular vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gopi Krishna Tummala, Derrick Ian Cobb, Prasun Sinha, Rajiv Ramnath
  • Patent number: 10027989
    Abstract: Example methods and apparatuses including a picture parallel decoder are described herein. The picture parallel decoder includes an entropy pre-processing unit, an entropy transcoding unit, and a plurality of decoders. The entropy pre-processing unit may be configured to determine dependencies between frames of an encoded bitstream and to determine slice location data within the encoded bitstream based on dependencies between the frames. The entropy transcoding unit may be configured to transcode slices of the encoded bitstream based on the dependencies between frames. The plurality of decoders may be configured to decode two or more of the transcoded slices in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Sandeep Doshi
  • Patent number: 10021408
    Abstract: The invention provides a video codec. In one embodiment, the video codec is coupled to an outer memory storing a reference frame, and comprises an interface circuit, an in-chip memory, a motion estimation circuit, and a controller. The interface circuit obtains in-chip data from the reference frame stored in the outer memory. The in-chip memory stores the in-chip data. The motion estimation circuit retrieves search window data from the in-chip data with a search window, and performs a motion estimation process on a current macroblock according to the search-window data. The controller shifts the location of the search window when the current macroblock is shifted, marks a macroblock shifted out from the search window as an empty macroblock, and controls the interface circuit to obtain an updated macroblock for replacing the empty macroblock in the in-chip memory from the reference frame stored in the outer memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Zhichong Chen, Jinfeng Zhou, Jianbin He, Liu Yang, Qiang Li
  • Patent number: 10015518
    Abstract: A system and method for imaging is disclosed wherein light that is convolved by a blade is received by an imaging sensor. The received light may be convolved by a blade moving laterally across the image plane. The received light may be recorded as light data. The light data may be processed by rotations, collapses, normalizations, and applying one or more derivative filters to generate enhanced result images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher Joseph Brittain
  • Patent number: 10003819
    Abstract: Disclosed is a depth map frame decoding method including reconstructing a color frame obtained from a bitstream based on encoding information of the color frame; splitting a largest coding unit of a depth map frame obtained from the bitstream into one or more coding units based on split information of the depth map frame; splitting the one or more coding units into one or more prediction units for prediction decoding; determining whether to split a current prediction unit into at least one partition and decode the current prediction unit by obtaining information indicating whether to split the current prediction unit into the at least one or more partitions from the bitstream; if it is determined that the current prediction unit is to be decoded by being split into the at least one or more partitions, obtaining prediction information of the one or more prediction units from the bitstream and determining whether to decode the current prediction unit by using differential information indicating a difference bet
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-young Lee, Min-woo Park, Byeong-doo Choi, Ho-cheon Wey, Jae-won Yoon, Yong-jin Cho
  • Patent number: 9998761
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an apparatus for coding a bit stream representing a three-dimensional video comprising a sequence of views, wherein a depth map is associated to each view, the depth map comprising depth information of the view with respect to a position to the camera capturing the view, the apparatus comprising: a partitioner for partitioning the depth map into coding units; a determiner for determining a type of model function for each coding unit based on the depth information of the coding unit; a reducer for reducing the coding unit to a single residual value for each segment generated by model function; and a signaler for signaling the model function used and the residual value into the bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fabian Jaeger, Mathias Wien
  • Patent number: 9995631
    Abstract: An improved system for measuring the temperature of a plurality of workpieces in a rotating semiconductor processing device is disclosed. Because silicon has variable emissivity in the infrared band, a temperature stable, high emissivity coating is applied to a portion of the workpiece, allowing the temperature of the workpiece to be measured by observing the temperature of the coating. Further, by limiting the amount of coating applied to the workpiece, the effect of the coating on the intrinsic temperature of the workpiece and the surrounding semiconductor processing device may be minimized. The temperature of the workpieces is measured as the workpieces pass under an aperture by capturing a thermal image of a portion of the workpiece. In certain embodiments, a controller is used to process the plurality of thermal images into a single thermal image showing all of the workpieces disposed within the semiconductor processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Pergande, Gary E. Wyka, Aaron Webb
  • Patent number: 9986248
    Abstract: Receiving a plurality of syntax elements that are indicative of a palette that was used to encode a block of video data, the plurality of syntax elements including a first syntax element that indicates a number of palette values for the palette that are explicitly signaled in the encoded video bitstream, wherein the first syntax element is encoded using one or more Golomb codes such that the length of the encoded first syntax element is less than or equal to a predetermined maximum number of bits, decoding the plurality of syntax elements, including decoding the first syntax element using the one or more Golomb codes, reconstructing the palette based on the decoded plurality of syntax elements, and decoding the block of video data using the reconstructed palette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wei Pu, Marta Karczewicz, Rajan Laxman Joshi, Feng Zou, Vadim Seregin
  • Patent number: 9986244
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and a method for detecting a scene cut frame. The apparatus and a method for detecting a scene cut frame includes an image selector configured to select input images by n image frames while shifting an input image at h frame intervals; a candidate frame detector configured to detect a candidate frame from the selected n image frames using at least one of a plurality of codecs and a plurality of scene cut detecting algorithms; and a final frame detector configured to detect a frame having a count value higher than a threshold value as a final scene cut frame by performing histogram analysis based on the detected candidate frame, wherein the h and the n are a real number greater than zero and the h is smaller than the n.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: MARKANY INC.
    Inventors: So Won Kim, Min Soo Park, Ji Seop Moon, Euee Seon Jang
  • Patent number: 9976937
    Abstract: An apparatus for acquiring images of an interior surface of a tire includes at least one image acquisition module. Each image acquisition module is provided with a lighting source, an image acquisition device, and a reflector. The lighting source is arranged to project a beam of light onto a predetermined zone of the interior surface of the tire. The image acquisition device is arranged to acquire a reflected beam of light, which corresponds to light from the beam of light from the lighting source that is reflected off the predetermined zone of the tire. The reflector is positioned optically between the lighting source and the predetermined zone of the tire. Each image acquisition module may be provided with a plurality of lighting sources, image acquisition devices, and reflectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Julien Charlat, Christian Leobal
  • Patent number: 9961354
    Abstract: The invention provides a video codec. In one embodiment, the video codec is coupled to an outer memory storing a reference frame, and comprises an interface circuit, an in-chip memory, a motion estimation circuit, and a controller. The interface circuit obtains in-chip data from the reference frame stored in the outer memory. The in-chip memory stores the in-chip data. The motion estimation circuit retrieves search window data from the in-chip data with a search window, and performs a motion estimation process on a current macroblock according to the search-window data. The controller shifts the location of the search window when the current macroblock is shifted, marks a macroblock shifted out from the search window as an empty macroblock, and controls the interface circuit to obtain an updated macroblock for replacing the empty macroblock in the in-chip memory from the reference frame stored in the outer memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Zhichong Chen, Jinfeng Zhou, Jianbin He, Liu Yang, Qiang Li
  • Patent number: 9955073
    Abstract: A system providing a graphical user interface incorporating fisheye image data captured by a first camera using a fisheye lens is provided. The system includes a buffer configured to receive the fisheye image data corresponding to a monitored area. A processor is in communication with the buffer. The fisheye image data is transformed into panoramic view data corresponding to a panoramic view of the monitored area using a panoramic transformation process. The fisheye image data is transformed into virtual view data corresponding to a partial view of the panoramic view using a virtual view transformation process different from the panoramic view transformation process. The panoramic view data and the virtual view data are encoded for display in the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence R. Mills
  • Patent number: 9950669
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for creating a unified output image based on image data from multiple cameras with overlapping fields of view by converting a raw image from each camera into a rectified output image using a look-up table. Camera misalignments are mitigated by generating an updated look-up table based on feature point detection and matching in the overlapping fields of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Greg Sypitkowski, Michael Huebner, Mark Gehrke