Patents Examined by Christopher S Kelley
  • Patent number: 11462047
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided having a camera under a display. The electronic device includes a display screen having display pixels and openings separating the display pixels, and a camera located proximate to the display and configured to obtain image data through the openings separating the display pixels. The image data includes near field image data and far field image data. The camera includes a first lens and an imaging sensor assembly. The imaging sensor assembly is configured to detect near field image data at the display screen and far field image data spaced from the display screen. The electronic device also includes a processor that is configured to capture the near field image data in a first mode, capture the far field image data in a second mode, and identify a user of the electronic device based on the near field image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Mengnan Wang, Daryl C. Cromer, John W. Nicholson, Howard Locker
  • Patent number: 11458908
    Abstract: A display device for the interior of a vehicle includes a display unit designed for optically displaying information, and a movement device swivel unit designed to swivel the display unit about a swivel axis, in particular controllably, between a non-use position parallel to a roof liner of the vehicle and a use position, in particular swivelled away from the roof liner of the vehicle, and to retain the display unit, in particular controllably, in the non-use position and/or in the use position. The swivel unit has two pairs of coupled-together first and second levers, wherein, for a swivelling of the levers of a pair in relation to one another and about the first ends thereof, the first ends thereof are connected to one another such that they can swivel about respective swivel axes, and are attached directly or indirectly to the display unit. The second ends can be attached directly or indirectly to the roof liner of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Huf, Harald Lathwesen, Martin Unger
  • Patent number: 11463732
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide a new mechanism of video exportation which ensures that the process is done faster and that a single video can be exported to two or more destination at the same time. This document explains the steps involved in the creation of the video, processes involved in encoding, rendering, transmission/exportation, and playing the video. Figures are used in explaining or illustrating the flow of processes and showing the different devices used in accomplishing various activities in the exporting processes. The application will receive commands to perform the exporting from the destination. Overall, the application will be able to facilitate faster exportation of a video, almost twice the basic speed of the known video exportation systems and to multiple destinations unlike in exportation by the basic applications in use today.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Evergreen Groupe, LLC
    Inventors: Jared Cohn, Alexander Osborne
  • Patent number: 11454798
    Abstract: A microscopy method for three-dimensionally imaging an object, including imaging the object along a beam path into a first image on a first image plane. A first microlens array is arranged on the first image plane, and a second microlens array with the same pitch is arranged downstream of the first array. The two arrays laterally segment the first image and image same into a second image in which the segments are spaced apart and separated by gaps. On a pupil plane downstream of the microlens array, a provided phase mask generates a spot for each segment of the second image according to a pixel diffusion function. A detector detects the shape and structure of the spot, and a controller ascertains a lateral intensity distribution and depth specification from the shape and/or structure of the spot for each segment and generates a depth-resolved image of the object therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventors: Ingo Kleppe, Matthias Wald
  • Patent number: 11445131
    Abstract: An imager array may be provided as part of an imaging system. The imager array may include a plurality of infrared imaging modules. Each infrared imaging module may include a plurality of infrared sensors associated with an optical element. The infrared imaging modules may be oriented, for example, substantially in a plane facing the same direction and configured to detect images from the same scene. Such images may be processed in accordance with various techniques to provide images of infrared radiation. The infrared imaging modules may include filters or lens coatings to selectively detect desired ranges of infrared radiation. Such arrangements of infrared imaging modules in an imager array may be used to advantageous effect in a variety of different applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Teledyne FLIR, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Högasten, Mark Nussmeier, Eric A. Kurth, Theodore R. Hoelter, Katrin Strandemar, Pierre Boulanger, Barbara Sharp
  • Patent number: 11443431
    Abstract: The disclosed method encompasses using an augmented reality device to blend in augmentation information including for example atlas information. The atlas information may be display separately from or in addition to a patient image (planning image). In order to display the atlas information in a proper position relative to the patient image, data the two data sets are registered to one another. This registration can serve for generating a diversity of atlas-based image supplements, for example alternatively or additionally to the foregoing for displaying a segmentation of the patient image in the augmented reality image. The disclosed method is usable in a medical environment such as for surgery or radiotherapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Sven Flossmann, Samuel Kerschbaumer, Nils Frielinghaus, Christoffer Hamilton
  • Patent number: 11438486
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatuses for sensing a scene. In one aspect, a device may illuminate the scene using a sequence of two or more periods. Each period may include a transmission portion during which a plurality of light pulses are emitted onto the scene. Each period may include a non-transmission portion corresponding to an absence of emitted light. The device may receive, during each transmission portion, a plurality of light pulses reflected from the scene. The device may continuously accumulate photoelectric charge indicative of the received light pulses during an entirety of the sequence. The device may transfer the accumulated photoelectric charge to a readout circuit after an end of the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jian Ma, Biay-Cheng Hseih, Sergiu Radu Goma
  • Patent number: 11430199
    Abstract: A vehicle mounted imaging system tracks and resolves image using an object image regions of interest at a higher resolution than that which can be provided by typical wide-angle optics. The imaging system includes an object identification camera, a sampling camera, and one or more computing devices. The one or more computing devices obtain a full-frame image from the object identification camera and identify at least one region of interest within the full frame image. The one or more computing devices then configure the sampling camera to capture images of a sampling area containing the region of interest, wherein the sampling area consists of some, but not all, of a field of view of the sampling camera. Using a super-image resolution technique, the one or more computing devices create a high-resolution image of the region of interest from a plurality of images captured by the sampling camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Ducote, Ian Muldoon, Romain Clement
  • Patent number: 11423640
    Abstract: A platform for design of a lighting installation generally includes an automated search engine for retrieving and storing a plurality of lighting objects in a lighting object library and a lighting design environment providing a visual representation of a lighting space containing lighting space objects and lighting objects. The visual representation is based on properties of the lighting space objects and lighting objects obtained from the lighting object library. A plurality of aesthetic filters is configured to permit a designer in a design environment to adjust parameters of the plurality of lighting objects handled in the design environment to provide a desired collective lighting effect using the plurality of lighting objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: KORRUS, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin James Harrison, Shruti Koparkar, Mark Reynoso, Paul Pickard, Raghuram L. V. Petluri, Gary Vick, Andrew Villegas
  • Patent number: 11425309
    Abstract: An image capture method and apparatus obtains a preview image in a capture preview window, segments the preview image into N image blocks based on N objects included in the preview image, where N is a positive integer, determines M image blocks whose definitions do not meet a preset definition criterion from the N image blocks, where M is a positive integer less than or equal to N, adjusts an exposure parameter of each of the M image blocks, outputs prompt information when the definitions of the M image blocks meet the preset definition criterion. Prompt information prompts a user to capture the image, receives a capture instruction from the user, and captures the preview image in the capture preview window based on an adjusted exposure parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Xin Ding, Chen Dong
  • Patent number: 11418778
    Abstract: A method of and an apparatus for controlling intra prediction for decoding of a video sequence are provided. The method includes, based on a reference line index signaling, to a decoder, a first reference line nearest to a coding unit, among a plurality of reference lines adjacent to the coding unit, applying intra smoothing on only the first reference line, based on the intra smoothing being applied only on the first reference line, applying intra prediction on the coding unit, and based on the intra prediction being applied on the coding unit, applying a position-dependent intra prediction combination (PDPC) on only the first reference line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventors: Liang Zhao, Xin Zhao, Xiang Li, Shan Liu
  • Patent number: 11412134
    Abstract: Video recording system assemblies are adapted to facilitate capture of 360° images. According to one example, a video recording system assembly may include a frame, including a first vertical mount located at a first vertical end, a second vertical mount located at a second vertical end opposite from the first vertical end, and a horizontal mount located between the first vertical mount and the second vertical mount. At least one digital video camera and/or camera enclosure may be coupled to the first vertical mount. Similarly, at least one digital video camera and/or camera enclosure may be coupled to the second vertical mount. Six digital video cameras and/or camera enclosures may be coupled to the horizontal mount in a triangular configuration, with two digital video cameras and/or camera enclosures on each side. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: LADUMA, INC.
    Inventors: Dorian T. G. Tolman, Skyler Alan Baird
  • Patent number: 11405601
    Abstract: A device includes a first lens. The device also includes a first polarized image sensor coupled with the first lens and configured to capture, from a first perspective, a first set of image data in a plurality of polarization orientations. The device also includes a second lens disposed apart from the first lens. The device further includes a second polarized image sensor coupled with the second lens and configured to capture, from a second perspective different from the first perspective, a second set of image data in the plurality of polarization orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Scott Charles McEldowney
  • Patent number: 11399148
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes: a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix on a semiconductor substrate, wherein each of the plurality of pixels includes: a photoelectric converter that converts received light into a signal charge; a plurality of read gates that each read the signal charge from the photoelectric converter; a plurality of charge accumulators that each accumulate the signal charge read by any one of the plurality of read gates; and a charge holder that receives, from one of the plurality of charge accumulators, transfer of the signal charge accumulated in the charge accumulator, holds the signal charge, and transfers, to one of the plurality of charge accumulators, the signal charge held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Sei Suzuki, Junichi Matsuo
  • Patent number: 11394970
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a method and device for coding an image and a method and device for decoding an image. The coding includes that: a coding block is partitioned into L micro-blocks, wherein L is a preset number of micro-block partitions in the decoding block; Displacement Vectors (DVs) between the micro-blocks and reference micro-blocks in a preset reconstructed pixel sample set are determined, wherein the DVs are vectors between pixel positions of the reference micro-blocks and pixel positions of the micro-blocks in a preset pixel coordinate system: and the DVs are coded and written into a bitstream. By the methods and the devices, the problem of low image compression and decompression efficiency during image coding and decoding in the related technology is solved, and tire effect of improving image coding and decoding efficiency is further achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Tao Lin, Ming Li, Guoqiang Shang
  • Patent number: 11388405
    Abstract: A method is provided for decoding an encoded video stream on a processor having a plurality of processing cores includes receiving and examining a video stream to identify any macroscopic constructs present therein that support parallel processing. Decoding of the video stream is divided into a plurality of decoding functions. The plurality of decoding functions is scheduled for decoding the video stream in a dynamic manner based on availability of any macroscopic constructs that have been identified and then based on a number of bytes used to encode each block into which each picture of the video stream is partitioned. Each of the decoding functions is dispatched to the plurality of processing cores in accordance with the scheduling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Anil Kumar Nellore, Padmagowri Pichumani, Vinay Kulkarni, Chetan Kumar Viswanath Gubbi, Shailesh Ramamurthy, Padmassri Chandrashekar
  • Patent number: 11388316
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus includes: an image capture unit provided at the front of a vehicle and capturing images in front of the vehicle; a cover accommodating the image capture unit and having an opening located in front of a lens of the image capture unit; and a shield portion extending from an edge of the opening toward the inside of the cover and shielding at least part of a region between the edge of the opening and the image capture unit. The shield portion includes: a side rib extending rearward in a front-rear direction of the vehicle from a side edge of the opening in an inner surface of the cover; and a lower rib extending rearward in the front-rear direction of the vehicle from a lower edge of the opening in the inner surface of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Naoya Yamane
  • Patent number: 11381739
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are described for providing real-time capture, processing, and distribution of panoramic virtual reality (VR) content of a live event. One or more triggering events are identified and used to generate graphics and/or audio on client VR devices. For example, one embodiment of a method comprises: capturing video of an event at an event venue with a plurality of cameras to produce a corresponding plurality of video streams; generating a virtual reality (VR) stream based on the plurality of video streams; transmitting the VR stream to a plurality of client VR devices, wherein the client VR devices are to render VR environments based on the VR stream; detecting a triggering event during the event; and transmitting an indication of the triggering event to the plurality of client VR devices, wherein a first client VR device is to generate first event-based graphics and/or first event-based audio in accordance with the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Fai Yeung, Ling Yao, Sankar Jayaram, Uma Jayaram, Ritesh Kale, Ok Joon Kim, Shaun Carrigan
  • Patent number: 11378388
    Abstract: A substrate inspection method includes a first process of taking, while rotating a holding table where a reference substrate is held, an image of an end surface of the reference substrate; a second process of obtaining shape data on the end surface of the reference substrate by processing the image; a third process of taking, while rotating the holding table where a target substrate is held, an image of an end surface of the target substrate; a fourth process of obtaining shape data on the end surface of the target substrate by processing the image; and a fifth process of calculating a warpage amount of the target substrate by obtaining a difference between the shape data obtained in the second process and in the fourth process under a condition that a rotational position of the holding table in the first process coincides with that in the third process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuya Hisano, Akiko Kiyotomi, Yasuaki Noda, Keisuke Hamamoto, Tadashi Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 11363283
    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 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bin Li, Jizheng Xu