Patents Examined by Christopher S Kelley
  • Patent number: 10812817
    Abstract: Various innovations facilitate the use of intra-picture prediction modes such as palette prediction mode, intra block copy mode, intra line copy mode and intra string copy mode by an encoder or decoder when wavefront parallel processing (“WPP”) is enabled. For example, for a palette coding/decoding mode, an encoder or decoder predicts a palette for an initial unit in a current WPP row of a picture using previous palette data from a previous unit in a previous WPP row of the picture. Or, as another example, for an intra copy mode (e.g., intra block copy mode, intra string copy mode, intra line copy mode), an encoder enforces one or more constraints attributable to the WPP, or a decoder receives and decodes encoded data that satisfies one or more constraints attributable to WPP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bin Li, Jizheng Xu
  • Patent number: 10812780
    Abstract: An image processing method includes presetting an image processing model and performing the following processing based on the model when a first three-dimensional effect plane image is displayed in response to an operation of a user. The method further includes mapping the first three-dimensional effect plane image to the projection plane, determining, according to the three-dimensional position relationship among the viewpoint, the projection plane, and the view window and the size of the view window, a first visual area obtained by projection onto the projection plane through the viewpoint and the view window, and clipping a first image in the first visual area, and displaying the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Javin Zhong, Fay Cheng, Jun Da Bei
  • Patent number: 10812815
    Abstract: According to one exemplary method, the method includes classifying image pixels in each video image of a series of video images as either foreground or background. The method also includes replacing each pixel classified as background with a time-averaged value of pixel intensity for that pixel. The method further includes compressing the video images using a compression algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
    Inventors: Russell Morton Taylor, II, Chong Shao, Zhigang Zhong, Ketan Dasharath Mayer-Patel
  • Patent number: 10812695
    Abstract: A measuring device (233) for monitoring movement of a first object relative to a second object, the first object or the second object including a target surface (13), comprises a first image sensor combination (236), a second image sensor combination (237), and a control system (20A). The image sensor combinations (236, 237) capture first images and second images of the target surface (13) over time. The first image sensor combination (236) includes a first image sensor (236A) and a first lens assembly (236B). The second image sensor combination (237) includes a second image sensor (237A), and a second lens assembly (237B) having a second optical axis (237BX) that is at an angle of between thirty degrees and sixty degrees relative to normal to the target surface (13). The control system (20A) analyzes the first images and the second images to monitor movement of the first object relative to the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan K. Wells, Matthew D. Rosa, Paul Derek Coon, Eric Peter Goodwin
  • Patent number: 10809205
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for detecting failures in a photoreactive 3D printing system include a light-emitting device configured to emit light into and along a plane of a membrane or of a substrate below the membrane. The membrane is a bottom surface of a resin tub. The light has a wavelength that is different from a photopolymerization wavelength of resin in the resin tub. The membrane or substrate is transparent to the wavelength of the light and to the photopolymerization wavelength. An imaging device is oriented to capture an image of the light emitted from the membrane or the substrate. A detection system is in communication with the imaging device, the detection system being configured to detect a spatial or temporal disruption in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Intrepid Automation
    Inventors: Ben Wynne, Jamie Lynn Etcheson, Christopher Sean Tanner, Robert Lee Mueller, Ivan Dejesus Chousal
  • Patent number: 10802257
    Abstract: A microscope system includes a microscope apparatus including a stage on which a sample is placed and an objective lens that collects laser light to the sample on the stage, a light source unit including a light source that emits the laser light, a scanning mechanism configured to guide the laser light from the light source unit and change a direction of the guided laser light to scan the sample on the stage, a photodetector configured to guide returned light from the objective lens of the microscope apparatus and convert the guided light into an electrical signal, a controller configured to control at least the scanning mechanism and generate image data from the electrical signal output from the photodetector, and a computer connected to the controller through a bus interface and configured to process the image data transferred from the controller through the bus interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Masaaki Hara
  • Patent number: 10805614
    Abstract: A method for processing spherical video data is described comprising: receiving region of interest (ROI) information associated with a ROI in a spherical representation of video data, the ROI information including a spherical ROI coordinate associated with a position of the ROI; receiving a manifest file comprising one or more tile stream identifiers for identifying one or more tile streams, each tile stream comprising spherical video data of a tile on the spherical surface, each tile defining a subpart on the spherical surface, the manifest file further comprising spatial description information for signaling the client apparatus information on the position of the tiles on the spherical surface; receiving projection information for signaling the client apparatus about the type of projection that is used for projection of the spherical video data onto a planar surface; and, receiving and/or generating boundary information for defining the boundary of the ROI on the basis of the spherical ROI coordinate, and,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE KPN N.V.
    Inventors: Lucia D'Acunto, Emmanuel Thomas, Mattijs Oskar Van Deventer, Simon Gunkel
  • Patent number: 10805627
    Abstract: A low-complexity process of generating an artificial frame that can be used for prediction. At least a first reference frame and a second reference frame of a video signal are obtained. A synthetic reference frame is generated from the first reference frame and the second reference frame. Reference blocks from each of the first reference frame and the second reference frame are combined to derive an interpolated block of the synthetic reference frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Davies
  • Patent number: 10798335
    Abstract: Converting variable frame rate video to fixed frame rate video is described. A variable frame rate (VFR) video having source frames with varying frame durations is obtained. A fixed frame rate for the VFR video is determined. A mapping is generated which maps the source frames of the VFR video to a sequence of result frames of the fixed frame rate. To generate the mapping, a suitable source frame is chosen for each result frame using one or more mapping rules. After the mapping is generated, the mapping is adjusted to improve smoothness of motion of the VFR video by adding at least one skipped source frame to the mapping and removing at least one repeated source frame from the mapping. The VFR video is then converted into, or interpreted as, a fixed frame rate video having the determined fixed frame rate based on the adjusted mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Dale Matthew Weaver
  • Patent number: 10785394
    Abstract: An inspection system may include an optical component configured to deliver inspection light to a subject and a detector configured to obtain an image of the subject based on the inspection light delivered to the subject. The inspection system may also include a processor in communication with the optical component and the detector. The processor may be configured to: measure an aberration of the optical component based on the image of the subject obtained by the detector; and adjust the optical component to compensate for a change in the aberration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: KLA Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy Nesbitt, Joshua Knight, Timothy Russin, Vadim Palshin, Suneet Luniya, Kevin Lai, Mike Murugan, Mark Bailey
  • Patent number: 10779961
    Abstract: A method and device for digital measuring and ordering a custom orthopedic device includes an interactive method intended to assist clinicians select, measure and submit precise specifications for patients requiring custom orthopedic devices. The method includes a plurality of menus permitting the clinician to input specifications and submit orders electronically with the specifications and other data packaged together. The method and device include visualization indications to appropriately ensure image capture of a limb from various angles, including posterior, anterior, lateral and medial angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventor: Jason Robert Taylor
  • Patent number: 10775601
    Abstract: A method for operating a microscopy arrangement, and a microscopy arrangement, having a first microscope and at least one further microscope, wherein each of the microscopes have a respective optical axis. The respective optical axes do not coincide. The method provides a three-dimensional reference coordinate system being set; a carrier apparatus, that is embodied in the arrangement to receive and hold a specimen carrier is introduced into a specimen plane of the first microscope that is intersected by the optical axis and onto the optical axis of the first microscope; a reference point is set on the optical axis of the first microscope; the carrier apparatus is delivered to the further microscope, wherein the current coordinates of the reference point are continuously captured and compared to the coordinates of the optical axis of the at least one further microscope; and the reference point is brought onto the optical axis of the at least one further microscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Kalkbrenner, Saskia Pergande, Jörg Siebenmorgen, Helmut Lippert
  • Patent number: 10775161
    Abstract: A roll object inspection apparatus includes a shooting part that shoots a surface of a roll molded body which is the uncut roll object and is injection-molded and then continuously fed in a predetermined feeding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Akinori Tadokoro
  • Patent number: 10777082
    Abstract: A driving assistance apparatus for a vehicle includes an imaging device, an ECU, and a head-up display device. When a position in which a straight line connecting a predetermined position and a position of a particular object intersects with a position estimating plane that is a virtual plane position on the same plane as a virtual display area is defined as a particular object estimation position, an indicator is a motion indicator moving such that a tip end of the indicator approaches the estimation position along a virtual straight line set in the virtual display area with lapse of time, and the ECU is configured to perform control such that a position shift amount of the estimation position shifted from the virtual straight line in a width direction of a vehicle on the position estimating plane is equal to or less than a predetermined value in a predetermined pre-collision time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Teppei Ohta
  • Patent number: 10778912
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an image pixel array and a display pixel array. The image pixel array is configured to capture an infrared image of an interference between an infrared imaging signal and an infrared reference wavefront. The display pixel array is configured to generate an infrared holographic imaging signal according to a holographic pattern driven onto the display pixels. The holographic pattern is derived from the infrared image captured by the image pixel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Open Water Internet Inc.
    Inventors: Edgar Emilio Morales Delgado, Caitlin Regan, Mary Lou Jepsen
  • Patent number: 10778913
    Abstract: An imaging system that can include a microscope for directly viewing a biological specimen and a multi-spectral imaging apparatus for outputting digitally enhanced images, near-video rate imaging, and/or videos of the specimen. An imaging system that can include a digital scanner that digitally processes images to produce a composite image with enhanced color contrast of features of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Morrison, Lou Dietz
  • Patent number: 10779004
    Abstract: A video coding system receives input data of a current block split from a parent block, and determines if the parent block is split by horizontal triple tree (TT) partitioning or vertical TT partitioning. A partition type selecting from TT partitioning and binary tree (BT) partitioning and a partition direction selecting from horizontal partitioning and vertical partitioning for splitting the current block are determined by prohibiting a horizontal partitioning type if the parent block is split by horizontal TT partitioning, and prohibiting a vertical partitioning type if the parent block is split by vertical TT partitioning, where the horizontal partitioning type and the vertical partitioning type depend on whether the current block is a middle sub-block in the parent block. The video coding system processes the current block according to the partition type and the partition direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Han Huang, Shan Liu
  • Patent number: 10768497
    Abstract: A hyperspectral imaging system, comprising an input polarizer arranged to receive and polarize a first light, a liquid crystal variable retarder to change a polarization of the first light in a wavelength-dependent manner, an output polarizer arranged to receive the wavelength-dependent polarized first light, a voltage source electrically connected to the liquid crystal variable retarder, a controller connected to the voltage source, the controller configured to control voltages applied to the liquid crystal variable retarder to control a retardance of the first light. A linear image sensor has a length extending in a direction to obtain images of the first light, the linear image sensor synchronized with the controller to collect the images as a function of retardance of the liquid crystal variable retarder after the first light passes through the output polarizer, for generation of an output signal corresponding to a portion of the linear image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Robert P. Herloski
  • Patent number: 10771821
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, apparatus and computer program product for recovering from lost packets in video transmissions, the method performed by a computerized device, comprising: receiving by a computing device associated with a subscriber a frame constituting a part of video transmission, from an encoder; decoding the frame; determining that a packet within the frame is missing or corrupted; notifying an encoder about a missing packet; receiving from the encoder a first frame in which a first part is encoded independently of a preceding frame; decoding the first frame; receiving from the encoder a second frame in which a second part different from the first part is encoded independently of a preceding frame; and decoding the second frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventor: Asaf Barak
  • Patent number: 10769796
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus to more accurately specify a type of event that is defined based on the sensor information and corresponds to the action of the user, the information processing apparatus including: a data acquiring section configured to acquire sensing data generated due to an action of a target; and an event specifying section configured to specify an event corresponding to the action based on a pattern shown in the sensing data and a context of the action. Provided is an information processing method, including: sensing an action of a target; transmitting sensing data acquired by the sensing; and performing, by a processor of an information processing apparatus that receives the sensing data, a process of specifying an event corresponding to the action based on a pattern shown in the sensing data and a context of the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsunaga, Kosei Yamashita