Patents Examined by Daniel Chang
  • Patent number: 10970983
    Abstract: A wireless camera system. One or more wireless bridges include a computing device, an internet-facing radio, and a second radio, a first radio within communication range of the second radio of the wireless bridge, and a third internet-facing radio responsible for transmitting video. One or more cameras are provided. A motion detection device coupled to the one or more cameras. In a first step the motion detection device detects motion of an individual approaching a dwelling, and in a second step if the motion detector detects the approach then the camera is turned on in sufficient time to take a face or body picture of the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: August Home, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Johnson, Peter Fornell
  • Patent number: 10965942
    Abstract: A method of decoding a bitstream by an electronic device includes determining a block unit having a block height and a block width from an image frame according to the bitstream. A mode list including a plurality of intra modes is determined for reconstructing the block unit. At least one of the intra modes is selected from the mode list based on a comparison between the block height and the block width, and removed from the mode list to generate an adjusted list including a plurality of unselected modes. The block unit included in the image frame is reconstructed based on the adjusted list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Yao-Jen Chang, Hui-Yu Jiang
  • Patent number: 10939051
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image processing apparatus and method and an endoscopic system that permit reduction of uneven illumination distribution. An image processing apparatus includes a signal processing section that corrects uneven illumination of an image shot with a subject within a body of a patient to be operated on illuminated by a light source. The light source is arranged within the patient's body. The signal processing section corrects uneven illumination on the basis of a normally illuminated image and a low illuminated image. The normally illuminated image is shot with the subject within the body illuminated at a given illumination intensity. The low illuminated image is shot with the subject illuminated at a lower illumination intensity than the given illumination intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukihiro Nakamura, Takeshi Miyai, Tomoyuki Hirayama, Masaya Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10931938
    Abstract: Methods and systems for simulating performance of a head-up display (HUD) are provided. An example method comprises receiving images of symbology for display by a head-up display, generating distortions to the images as perceived from observer locations through the head-up display, and the distortions are based on design characteristics of an optical component of the head-up display with respect to a model of a projection of the images. The method also includes applying the distortions to the images to generate modified images, and the modified images represent a view of the head-up display corresponding to respective observer locations. The method further includes providing, for stereoscopic display, the modified images overlaying onto a background image. An example system comprises a storage device, a head tracking device to determine the observer location, and a projector to project the modified images onto a display corresponding to the determined observer location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel Eric Hulsey, Paul Anway
  • Patent number: 10930156
    Abstract: An image data acquisition unit acquires image data from a rear camera. A display image generation unit generates display image data obtained by superimposing a pair of predicted course lines and a plurality of assisting lines on the acquired image data. An extraction unit extracts a marked-off space boundary in a width direction of a marked-off parking space from the image data. A positional relation determination unit determines a positional relation between the extracted marked-off space boundary and the assisting line on the display image data. The display image generation unit changes a displaying format of an assisting line located on an outer side of the marked-off space boundary extracted by the extraction unit from a displaying format of an assisting line located on an inner side of the marked-off space boundary. A display control unit displays an image based on the display image data on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: JVC Kenwood Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Hayashi, Takuji Teruuchi
  • Patent number: 10925463
    Abstract: A method for controlling image capturing and spatial control in a device monitored by imaging, in particular an endoscopic instrument, for examination and manipulation purposes, wherein the work region and the position and action of the device are monitored by means of one of the display means displaying the observed work region via optics. The device is held and moved by motor-driven equipment depending on the display, the respective position and intended action. The eye movements of the operating person or the line of sight during observation of the display is registered according to the eye-tracking method and used to control the image capturing and tracking and the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Reiner Kunz, Michael Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10924722
    Abstract: A three-dimensional source device provides a three-dimensional display signal for a display via a high speed digital interface, such as HDMI. The three-dimensional display signal comprises a sequence of frames. The sequence of frames comprises units, each unit corresponding to frames comprising video information intended to be composited and displayed as a three-dimensional image. The three-dimensional source device includes three-dimensional transfer information comprising at least information about the video frames in the unit. The display detects the three-dimensional transfer information, and generates the display control signals based in dependence on the three-dimensional transfer information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Cornelis Talstra, Gerardus Wilhelmus Theodorus Van der Heijden, Philip Steven Newton
  • Patent number: 10919450
    Abstract: An image display device includes an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of a rearview and a sideview from a host vehicle, and a display unit configured to display, as a display image, a captured image captured by the image capturing unit or a generated image generated based on the captured image. The display unit includes a first area for displaying the display image that includes an area to the rearview of the host vehicle and a second area, being arranged adjacent to the first area, for displaying the display image that includes an area to the sideview of the host vehicle, and the displayed image displayed in the second area is image-processed in such a manner that an aspect ratio changes with respect to an aspect ratio of the display image displayed in the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junya Seki, Eisuke Konishi, Koichi Mizutani, Masayuki Murakoshi
  • Patent number: 10911708
    Abstract: An endoscope system includes: an endoscope including an image pickup device provided in an insertion portion, and configured to pick up an image of a subject to output a binary image signal; a multilevel modulation unit configured to output, through a predetermined transmission path, a multilevel signal obtained by performing multilevel modulation on the binary image signal; and a memory configured to store endoscope information on signal transmission; and a processor including a multilevel demodulation unit configured to receive the multilevel signal through the predetermined transmission path, and obtain and output the binary image signal by multilevel demodulation; and a controller configured to read the endoscope information from the memory, and determine a multilevel number in the multilevel modulation by the multilevel modulation unit based on the endoscope information read to control the multilevel modulation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideaki Kinouchi
  • Patent number: 10903848
    Abstract: The image decoding method includes: determining a context for use in a current block to be processed, from among a plurality of contexts; and performing arithmetic decoding on a bit sequence corresponding to the current block, using the determined context, wherein in the determining: the context is determined under a condition that control parameters of neighboring blocks of the current block are used, when the signal type is a first type, the neighboring blocks being a left block and an upper block of the current block; and the context is determined under a condition that the control parameter of the upper block is not used, when the signal type is a second type, and the second type is one of “cbf_luma”, “cbf_cb”, and “cbf_cr”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Hisao Sasai, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu
  • Patent number: 10887584
    Abstract: A naked-eye three-dimensional display device includes a display panel, a liquid crystal grating, a processor and an image collector, wherein, the image collector is configured to obtain first current viewing information and second current viewing information, and send the same to the processor; the processor is configured to receive and store the first and second current viewing information, adjust a width and/or a position of a light transmitting region of the liquid crystal grating according to the first current viewing information, and adjust an output picture of the display panel, according to the second current, viewing information and the width and/or the position of the light transmitting region of the liquid crystal grating adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liang Zhang, Zongze He, Zhiming Meng, Jianguang Yang, Shuo Li, Zhipeng Feng, Zhenghua Lu, Yuxuan Chen, Feng Long
  • Patent number: 10887585
    Abstract: An image decoding method for decoding, on a block-by-block basis, image data included in a coded bitstream includes: obtaining a fixed number of merging candidates each of which is a candidate set of a prediction direction, a motion vector, and a reference picture index which are to be referenced in decoding of a current block (S303); and obtaining, from the coded bitstream, an index for identifying a merging candidate for the current block (S304), wherein the fixed number of merging candidates include: one or more first candidates each derived based on a prediction direction, a motion vector, and a reference picture index which have been used for decoding a neighboring block spatially or temporally neighboring the current block; and one or more second candidates having a predetermined fixed. The fixed number is greater than or equal to two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Sugio, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Kyoko Tanikawa, Hisao Sasai, Toru Matsunobu
  • Patent number: 10871745
    Abstract: A method for lens-free imaging of a sample or objects within the sample uses multi-height iterative phase retrieval and rotational field transformations to perform wide FOV imaging of pathology samples with clinically comparable image quality to a benchtop lens-based microscope. The solution of the transport-of-intensity (TIE) equation is used as an initial guess in the phase recovery process to speed the image recovery process. The holographically reconstructed image can be digitally focused at any depth within the object FOV (after image capture) without the need for any focus adjustment, and is also digitally corrected for artifacts arising from uncontrolled tilting and height variations between the sample and sensor planes. In an alternative embodiment, a synthetic aperture approach is used with multi-angle iterative phase retrieval to perform wide FOV imaging of pathology samples and increase the effective numerical aperture of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Aydogan Ozcan, Alon Greenbaum, Yibo Zhang, Alborz Feizi, Wei Luo
  • Patent number: 10861171
    Abstract: A system for monitoring parameters of a sample includes an imaging unit including a lens assembly and a detector unit configured for collecting light arriving from a region of interest on an object while being defocused with respect to the region of interest and generating defocused image data pieces indicative of light collected from the region of interest. The lens assembly includes at least one lens and is configured for defining at least one intermediate optical plane being a conjugate image plane or an intermediate Fourier plane with respect to an image plane of the detector unit. The system includes at least one symmetry replicator located at the at least one intermediate optical plane, thereby providing imaging of secondary speckle pattern on the detector array having a selected symmetry condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CONTINUSE BIOMETRICS LTD.
    Inventors: Zeev Zalevsky, Javier Garcia
  • Patent number: 10841593
    Abstract: A device includes one or more processors configured to derive M most probable modes (MPMs) for intra prediction of a block of video data. As part of deriving the M most probable modes, the one or more processors define a representative intra prediction mode for a left neighboring column and use the representative intra prediction mode for the left neighboring column as an MPM for the left neighboring column, and/or define a representative intra prediction mode for an above neighboring row and use the representative intra prediction mode for the above neighboring row as an MPM for the above neighboring row. A syntax element that indicates whether an MPM index or a non-MPM index is used to indicate a selected intra prediction mode for intra prediction of the block is decoded. The one or more processors reconstruct the block based on the selected intra prediction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xin Zhao, Jianle Chen, Li Zhang, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 10841621
    Abstract: Fault recovery of a video bitstream can be performed in a remote session. A decoder of a remote display protocol client can be configured to process a video bitstream that is transferred over a virtual channel of a remote session. As part of processing the video bitstream prior to passing it to a hardware decoder, the decoder can detect the occurrence of an error in the bitstream and then cause the remote display protocol client to employ the remote display protocol which encapsulates the virtual channel to request an I-frame from the remote display protocol service. This will force the encoder to send an I-frame even if the desktop has low entropy thereby minimizing how long a glitch may persist. Because the remote display protocol itself is employed to request the I-frame, there is no requirement to modify the video stream protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Wyse Technology L.L.C.
    Inventors: Oleg Rombakh, Richard Goldberg
  • Patent number: 10834363
    Abstract: System and method for monitoring objects of interest including persons in an indoor or outdoor scene with high accuracy, strong privacy protection, high security, low volume data transmission and storage. The system includes: an embedded sensing device with multiple sensors and microprocessor(s) with built-in artificial intelligence as an end unit with parametric outputs, a controller that aggregate parametric outputs from multiple end units with local intelligence and configurable control outputs, and an optional gateway that aggregates multiple controllers output and connect with the network, cloud and/or human interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: inSight, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Zhang, Li Xu, Hua Shu, Jason T. Yang
  • Patent number: 10796425
    Abstract: A stereo camera pair may be used to determine deformation and/or strain on a member based on differences in calculated movement of the cameras that capture images. In some embodiments, a first camera may be mounted to a first end of a member and a second camera may be mounted to a second end of the member opposite the first end. As the member bends, twists, or deforms in other ways, the deformation may be detectable based on differences in images captured by the first and second camera. This data may be used to detect possible wear or damage to the member, as a control input to a vehicle to reduce possible wear or damage to the member, as a prompt to initiate maintenance or inspection of the member, and/or for other reasons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Patel, Alex Wilson Nash, Brian Satzinger, Paul Viola
  • Patent number: 10798280
    Abstract: According to a control device of the present invention, there is provided a center server including a display processing unit that performs control so as to display a panorama image display area in which a panorama image captured with a camera terminal device is displayed and an enlarged image display area in which an enlarged image is displayed, the enlarged image being obtained by enlarging an area corresponding to a position specified on the panorama image, and a control unit that performs control so as to capture with the camera terminal device an image of the area corresponding to the position specified on the panorama image. The display processing unit displays on the enlarged image display area the image captured with the camera terminal device in accordance with control by the control unit, and the panorama image is a circular panorama image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kazunori Sakaki
  • Patent number: 10771744
    Abstract: A photography control method includes temporarily saving one or more sets of photography data, taken by a photographing camera, in a temporary photography data storage unit, acquiring identification information identifying a subject, extracting, from the one or more sets of photography data temporary saved in the temporary photography data storage unit, at least one set of photography data corresponding to the identification information acquired in the acquiring of identification information; and saving the extracted at least one set of photography data in a photography data storage unit in a manner associated with the identification information of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Yamashita