Patents Examined by Christopher S Kelley
  • Patent number: 12041357
    Abstract: The in-vehicle camera includes an image sensor, a shutter, an image processing unit, and an exposure control unit. The image sensor includes multiple pixels to collect optical information. The shutter is a front curtain electronic type that includes a front curtain of an electronic type and a rear curtain of any type. An electronic controller starts collection of optical information in each pixel thereby opening the shutter. The image processing unit generates an image based on the optical information as collected. The exposure control unit controls the shutter to allow shutter times, during which the shutter is open for first and second image sensor areas obtained by dividing pixels P of the image sensor 15 into multiple areas, to be different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Inventor: Kenji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 12039780
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a surveillance area includes receiving a plurality of video streams that are captured by a plurality of video cameras in the surveillance area, each of the plurality of video streams capturing one or more objects in the surveillance area that are within a camera field of view (FOV) of the corresponding video camera and from a camera vantage point of the corresponding video camera. A vantage point transformation is applied to each of two or more objects captured in two or more of the plurality of video streams, the vantage point transformation transforming a view of each of the two or more objects from the camera vantage point of the corresponding video camera to a common vantage point. The transformed view of each of the two or more objects from the common vantage point is rendered on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Inventors: Arun Manikandan Kalirajan, Bhupesh Koli, Jitendra Sitaram Chaurasia, Mourian Balasubramanian, Lalitha M. Eswara
  • Patent number: 12041244
    Abstract: In an image encoding/decoding method and device according to the present invention, a candidate list for motion information prediction of a current block is generated, a control point vector of the current block is derived on the basis of the candidate list and a candidate index, a motion vector of the current block is derived on the basis of the control point vector of the current block, and inter-prediction with respect to the current block can be performed by means of the motion vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Inventor: Yong Jo Ahn
  • Patent number: 12028652
    Abstract: A vehicle image control apparatus for an image of a vehicle camera equipped with no image signal processor (ISP) and a method thereof, includes a first image controller equipped with a first ISP that performs image processing, supplies power to a camera device provided in a vehicle and equipped with no ISP, and the camera device obtains a surrounding image of the vehicle and transmits the surrounding image to the first image controller. The first image controller selectively shares the surrounding image with a second image controller equipped with a second ISP that performs image processing. Accordingly, it is possible to implement an efficient vehicle image-related system such that a plurality of controllers share one or more cameras equipped with no ISP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation, YURA CORPORATION CO., LTD., HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Hyuk Jeong, Moon Hyun Seo, Gyun Ha Kim, Woo Sung Lee, Jae Rim Kim
  • Patent number: 12028538
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an image information decoding method. The decoding method includes receiving a bit stream including a Network Abstraction Layer (NAL) unit that includes information related to encoded image, and parsing a NAL unit header of the NAL unit. The NAL unit header may not include 1 bit flag information that represents whether a picture is a non-reference picture or a reference picture in the entire bit stream during encoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jung Won Kang, Ha Hyun Lee, Jin Soo Choi, Jin Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 12022061
    Abstract: A video decoding method performed by a decoding apparatus according to the present document may comprise the steps of: obtaining, from a bitstream, information indicating a level value of a transform coefficient in a current block; selecting one Rice parameter look-up table for the information indicating the level value of the transform coefficient, from among a plurality of Rice parameter look-up tables; deriving a Rice parameter for the information indicating the level value of the transform coefficient on the basis of the selected Rice parameter look-up table; deriving a bin string for the information indicating the level value of the transform coefficient on the basis of the Rice parameter; and deriving the level value of the transform coefficient on the basis of the bin string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jungah Choi, Jaehyun Lim, Jin Heo, Sunmi Yoo, Jangwon Choi, Seunghwan Kim
  • Patent number: 12014121
    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: July 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Korrus, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin James Harrison, Shruti Koparkar, Mark Reynoso, Paul Pickard, Raghuram L. V. Petluri, Gary Vick, Andrew Villegas
  • Patent number: 11997305
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for inter-ceding video in which encoder and decoder memory requirements associated with storage of motion information related to collocated coding units is reduced. In some embodiments motion information related to only a single collocated coding unit may be stored at the encoder and decoder. In operation, if the encoder determines that motion information for a current coding unit should replace the currently stored motion information for the currently stored motion information for the collocated coding unit, then the encoder can replace the motion information at the encoder and transmit an indicator with the current coding unit to signal to the decoder that the motion information currently stored should be updated or replaced with the motion information associated with the current coding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Yue Yu, Limin Wang
  • Patent number: 11989888
    Abstract: An image sensor, electronic device and method thereof that performs on-sensor multiresolution deep neural network (DNN) processing, such as for gesture recognition. The image data is transformed into first resolution type image data and second resolution type image data. Based on detecting the first resolution type image data includes a predetermined object, processing the second resolution type image data using the second resolution type image data as input into the second DNN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Chan, Ping Wah Wong, Sa Xiao
  • Patent number: 11991440
    Abstract: A method for treatment-based photo guidance may include receiving a treatment plan, determining the movement of a first one or more teeth based on the movement of tooth models in the treatment plan, and determining one or more photo views for capturing the movement of the first one or more teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventors: Christopher E. Cramer, Rajiv Venkata, Leela Parvathaneni, Phillip Thomas Harris, Sravani Gurijala, Svetozar Hubenov, Sebastien Hareng, Guotu Li, Yun Gao, Chad Clayton Brown
  • Patent number: 11991459
    Abstract: An image processing device replaces pixel values received from an imaging device that includes multiple types of pixels being arranged in a first pixel arrangement to detect different wavelength ranges of light, with pixel values of pixels in a second pixel arrangement different from the first pixel arrangement, by determining whether there is an edge indicating a direction along which pixels having a smaller change in pixel values are aligned that are positioned around a target pixel to be interpolated, and have a same color as the target pixel after replacement; and interpolating, if an edge is determined, a pixel value of the target pixel using the pixel values of the pixels along the direction of the edge, or if no edge, the pixel value of the target pixel using pixel values of pixels along a direction of another edge detected based on brightness around the target pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: SOCIONEXT INC.
    Inventor: Yuto Sakoguchi
  • Patent number: 11985297
    Abstract: A system for generating a centrally located floating three-dimensional image display for a plurality of passengers positioned within a vehicle includes a plurality of autostereoscopic three-dimensional displays, one autostereoscopic three-dimensional display individually associated with each one of the plurality of passengers, and a controller in communication with each of the plurality of autostereoscopic three-dimensional displays and adapted to cause each one of the plurality of autostereoscopic three-dimensional displays to display a three-dimensional image to the associated one of the plurality of passengers, wherein, each of the plurality of passengers perceives the three-dimensional image floating at a central location within the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Manoj Sharma, Kai-Han Chang, Thomas A. Seder, Joseph F. Szczerba
  • Patent number: 11985386
    Abstract: An interactive user interface, such as a remote terminal user interface, is compressed prior to transmission to a video client. The compression may be performed independently of any other video that may be simultaneously transmitted to the video client. At the client side, two compressed video streams (remote user interface and video content) may be decompressed independently of each other. In some cases, technology already existing in some client devices, such as picture-in-picture (PiP) capability, may be leveraged to decompress the received compressed remote user interface without needing to modify the hardware of those client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Francisco
  • Patent number: 11985337
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for encoding a scene of media content based on visual elements of the scene. A scene of media content may comprise one or more visual elements, such as individual objects in the scene. Each visual element may be classified based on, for example, the motion and/or identity of the visual element. Based on the visual element classifications, scene encoder parameters and/or visual element encoder parameters for different visual elements may be determined. The scene may be encoded using the scene encoder parameters and/or the visual element encoder parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Weidong Mao, Alexander Giladi
  • Patent number: 11985339
    Abstract: A method of encapsulating entities in a file, wherein the method comprises for at least one entity: generating a grouping data structure associated with at least one of the entities, and indicating that the at least one of the entities belong to a same group; encapsulating the grouping data structure and the entities in the file; wherein the grouping data structure is a proprietary grouping data structure comprising an universally unique identifier identifying the type of the proprietary grouping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naël Ouedraogo, Frédéric Maze, Jonathan Taquet, Hervé Ruellan, Franck Denoual, Masahiko Takaku
  • Patent number: 11977162
    Abstract: Depth sensors comprising a focal plane array with photosites (PSs) directed in different directions, each PS operable to detect light arriving from an instantaneous field of view (IFOV) of the PS, a readout-set of readout circuitries (ROCs), each ROC coupled to readout-group PSs by multiple switches and operable to output an electric signal indicative of an amount of light impinging on the readout-group PSs when the read-out group is connected to the respective ROC via at least one of the switches, a controller operable to change switching states of the switches, such that at different times different ROCs of the readout-set are coupled to the readout-group and are exposed to reflections from different distances, and a processor operable to obtain the electric signals from the readout-set indicative of detected levels of reflected light collected from the IFOVs of the readout-group and to determine depth information for an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: TriEye Ltd.
    Inventors: Ariel Danan, Dan Kuzmin, Elior Dekel, Hillel Hillel, Roni Dobrinsky, Avraham Bakal, Uriel Levy, Omer Kapach, Nadav Melamud
  • Patent number: 11971532
    Abstract: A microlens array-based ultrathin microscope is provided. The microlens array-based ultrathin microscope includes a filter unit configured to selectively transmit fluorescence manifested in a measurement sample, and an image unit configured to acquire an image from light transmitted by the filter unit. The filter unit is formed to be in contact with or spaced apart from one surface of a transparent substrate, and the image unit includes a microlens array formed on an opposite surface to the transparent substrate in which the filter unit is formed, and an image sensor configured to collect image information of the microlens array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: Ki-Hun Jeong, Kyung-Won Jang, Byounghoon Kang, Younggil Cha
  • Patent number: 11973924
    Abstract: A barrier panel includes a first substrate and a second substrate having block region and transmission region; a liquid crystal layer between the first and second substrates, the liquid crystal layer including a plurality of liquid crystal molecules aligned in a predetermined direction; a plurality of barrier electrodes in the block region and the transmission region of the first substrate; a common electrode on the second substrate to apply an electric field to the liquid crystal layer with the plurality of barrier electrodes; a diffraction unit in the plurality of barrier electrodes to diffract the light transmitting therethrough; and a polarization plate over the second substrate, wherein an optical axis direction of the polarization plate is parallel to the alignment direction of the liquid crystal molecule to transmit an image through an area where the electric field is not applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: You-Yong Jin, Hee-Jin Im, Yong-Ku Lee, Wook Jeon
  • Patent number: 11972590
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first processing task configured to acquire surface normal information of an object, a second processing task configured to acquire a plurality of first images acquired by capturing the object while changing a polarization angle of light from the object, a third processing task configured to acquire polarization information of the object, and a fourth processing task configured to generate a second image in which an illumination state of the object is different from that of each first image. The third processing task acquires light intensity information that changes according to the polarization angle, using the first images. The fourth processing task extracts a partial area of the first images using the surface normal information, and generates the second image using the partial area and the light intensity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: Rie Ishimatsu, Makoto Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 11962912
    Abstract: An image processing system may comprise a global shutter camera, an illumination emitter, and a processing system comprising at least one processor and memory. The processing system may be configured to control the image processing system to: control the illumination emitter to illuminate a scene; control the global shutter camera to capture a sequence of images of the scene, wherein the captured sequence of images includes images that are captured without illumination of the scene by the illumination emitter and images that are captured while the scene is illuminated by the illumination emitter; and determine presence of an object in the scene based on comparison of the images captured without illumination of the scene and images captured with illumination of the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies AG
    Inventors: Morgan D. Murphy, Ronald M. Taylor