Patents Examined by Dwight Alex C Tejano
  • Patent number: 10334194
    Abstract: A method is described that includes, on an image processor having a two dimensional execution lane array and a two dimensional shift register array, repeatedly shifting first content of multiple rows or columns of the two dimensional shift register array and repeatedly executing at least one instruction between shifts that operates on the shifted first content and/or second content that is resident in respective locations of the two dimensional shift register array that the shifted first content has been shifted into.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Albert Meixner, Daniel Frederic Finchelstein, David Patterson, William R. Mark, Jason Rupert Redgrave, Ofer Shacham
  • Patent number: 10306116
    Abstract: Modular digital camera systems are disclosed. The modular digital camera system can include a brain module configured to be releasably coupled to one or more of a port extender module, power module, display module, and handle module. The brain module and other accessory modules can be structured according to some embodiments to increase an ease of coupling and decoupling the modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: James H. Jennard, Sean Lever, Craig Smith, Todd Berk, Brian McEvilly, John Hamming
  • Patent number: 10298824
    Abstract: A color sensor module including a color sensor for detecting a surrounding color condition, and a concave lens located in front of the color sensor can ensure an amount of light reaching the color sensor, thereby obtaining more accurate color condition information, regardless of the incident angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongjin Lee, Jongpil Kim, Sungbum Joo, Hakhae Kim
  • Patent number: 10291844
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an image storage unit storing a first image affected by aberration of an optical system; a position information generation unit generating position information about a pixel of the first image corresponding to a scanned target pixel on the basis of position information about the target pixel scanned in the predetermined order and a distortion aberration table; an image output unit outputting a first image in which distortion aberration correction is performed in units of one pixel based on integer information about the position information generated by the position information generation unit; a first aberration correction unit, using fractional part information about the position information, correcting phase shift caused by distortion aberration for each pixel of the first image; and a second aberration correction unit generating the second image by correcting aberration other than distortion aberration in the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: REALOP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiro Okumura
  • Patent number: 10291848
    Abstract: When a user viewing an image of a conversation partner displayed on a display moves, a displayed image is more easily switched to an image reflecting a position of the user after the movement. When an image of a first user is displayed on a display of a second user, the image of the first user taken by an imaging device and an image of a background taken by the imaging device are acquired, and the acquired images are composited with each other, thereby displaying on the display a composite image in which the first user is positioned in front of the background. Moreover, when a movement of the face of the second user with respect to the display is detected, transition processing of causing the composite image displayed on the display to transition from a state before the detection of the movement of the face is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd., Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Takahashi, Tsukasa Nakano, Takashi Orime, Yuichiro Takeuchi, Junichi Rekimoto, Yasushi Miyajima
  • Patent number: 10281621
    Abstract: An embodiment of a camera module includes a holder configured such that the upper and lower portions of the holder are open and such that a first hole and a second hole, opposite to the first hole, are formed in the side surface of the holder, a first lens unit coupled to the upper portion of the holder, a second lens unit coupled to the lower portion of the holder, and a liquid lens disposed in the first hole and the second hole of the holder between the first lens unit and the second lens unit, the liquid lens protruding outward from the side surface of the holder, wherein at least a portion of the liquid lens may be spaced apart from the inner surface of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Ryong Park, Jung Shik Baik
  • Patent number: 10277811
    Abstract: A display control device, includes a plurality of image data-processing units acquiring and outputting image data; a synchronous signal generation unit generating and outputting a synchronous signal to a first image data-processing unit; a delay adjustment unit delaying first image data output from the first image data-processing unit for each line; a filter-processing unit performing a product-sum operation of a filter coefficient and a first partial image data; and a display image generation unit generating display image data by superimposing the filter-processing data on second image data, wherein the synchronous signal is a vertical synchronous signal included in each frame, the synchronous signal generation unit controls whether to output the synchronous signal to the first image data-processing unit earlier by a predetermined offset time, and the offset time corresponds to the number of taps and a line cycle and is within a range net exceeding a vertical retrace period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryusuke Tsuchida
  • Patent number: 10274652
    Abstract: An imaging device uses a grating to produce an interference pattern for capture by a photodetector array. Digital photographs and other image information can then be extracted from the pattern. An integrated processor locally supports this extraction by upsampling the captured interference pattern and deconvolving the upsampled pattern with an image-calculation parameter set that represents the grating at a resolution greater than that provided by the photodetector array. Deconvolving the upsampled pattern with a high-resolution parameter increases the resolution of extracted image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Endsley, Thomas Vogelsang
  • Patent number: 10225459
    Abstract: An image reproducing apparatus that is capable of easily reproducing image data intended for viewing. A read-out unit reads out a plurality of images recorded in a recording medium. A control unit determines target images among the plurality of images based on a reference date. The control unit specifies a shooting date on which a predetermined number or greater number of images were taken around the reference date and determines images taken on the specified shooting date as the target images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hitoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10218953
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a generation unit configured to generate, from an input image, a plurality of hierarchical images having different frequency bands; a gain calculation unit configured to calculate, for each of the hierarchical images, a gain based on a luminance value for each image area by using a tone conversion curve that is set according to the corresponding frequency band, wherein the tone conversion curve assigns tone with priority to different luminance ranges according to the frequency bands of the hierarchical images; a determination unit configured to determine a combined gain by combining gains that are set for the plurality of hierarchical images; and a conversion unit configured to perform tone conversion on the input image by using the combined gain determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shota Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10212347
    Abstract: An image stabilizing apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect motion vectors from a plurality of images acquired by an image sensor, a determination unit configured to determine a motion vector of an object among the motion vectors, a specifying unit configured to specify a target point in the images, and a control unit configured to provide an image stabilizing control based on the target point and a motion vector of the object. The control unit sets an image area in accordance with the motion vector of the object and the target point in the images, and provides the image stabilizing control based on the image area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuuzou Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10205899
    Abstract: Image sensor has pixel including photoelectric converter, pixel amplifier having input portion to receive signal from the photoelectric converter, and switch to connect reset terminal to the input portion. The sensor includes signal line to receive signal from the pixel amplifier, reset line connected to the reset terminal, and reset portion to reset voltage of the input portion. The reset portion includes capacitor to hold, in first period, second voltage appearing at the signal line in response to application of first voltage to the input portion, and supplier configured to set, in second period after the first period, the input portion to reset voltage via the switch by supplying third voltage corresponding to the second voltage held by the capacitor to the reset terminal via the reset line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takamasa Sakuragi
  • Patent number: 10187554
    Abstract: Provided herein is a cover photography apparatus, portable terminal apparatus, and a control method of the cover photography apparatus, the cover photography apparatus including an imaging device configured to generate image data; a communicator configured to receive motion information from a portable terminal apparatus; and a controller configured to: determine that the image data is captured during motion of the cover photography apparatus based on the motion information, and correct the image data in response to determining that the image data is captured during motion of the cover photography apparatus; and control the communicator to transmit the corrected image data to the portable terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae-kyun Kim, Jum-han Bae
  • Patent number: 10178328
    Abstract: A method for performing color density filtering of images captured in a digital camera having a mechanical shutter and an imaging array including a plurality of pixels each including different color sensors aligned with each other, including opening the mechanical shutter, resetting all of the color sensors in each pixel by asserting a row reset signal, separately asserting color-select signals for each color after the mechanical shutter is opened, independently starting exposure for each different color sensor at a color sensor exposure start time by de-asserting its color select signal, the exposure start time for each different color sensor being a function of a color density filter function, closing the mechanical shutter, and reading color exposure values from the color sensors by separately asserting color-select signals after the mechanical shutter has closed, the reading being unrelated to the start times for the color sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Foveon, Inc.
    Inventors: Shrinath Ramaswami, Glenn J. Keller
  • Patent number: 10158808
    Abstract: A zoom control device includes: a zoom magnification ratio change speed setting unit that sets a main image zoom magnification ratio change speed and a monitoring image zoom magnification ratio change speed according to a zoom operation by a user; and a zoom control unit that conducts a zoom control on a main image so that a zoom magnification ratio changes according to the main image zoom magnification ratio change speed, and conducts a zoom control on a monitoring image so that the zoom magnification ratio changes according to the monitoring image zoom magnification ratio change speed. The zoom magnification ratio change speed setting unit is configured to set the main image zoom magnification ratio change speed by smoothing the monitoring image zoom magnification ratio change speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masafumi Wakazono, Takahiro Mori, Kouji Yamamoto, Masakazu Ebihara, Masaya Kinoshita, Yuki Ono
  • Patent number: 10158820
    Abstract: A plurality of analog-to-digital (AD) conversion units is provided in a column signal line connecting commonly to vertical pixel columns. A signal of one pixel is digitized by the plurality of AD conversion units and averaged to achieve noise reduction. Operations for reading signals from a plurality of pixels are performed in parallel for alleviating the decrease of the frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshikazu Yanai
  • Patent number: 10154201
    Abstract: A method for adjusting photographic images is disclosed, comprising, upon photographing an image by means of a photographic lens, detecting the intensity of the ambient light in the environment, sequentially projecting the light source of different color to a photographic object with an active light source, and acquiring different reflection feedback values according to the projected light source of different colors; then, based on the intensity of the ambient light and the intensity range of light source projected on the photographic object from the active light source, performing adjustments on the acquired photographic image. In this way, in an environment where the light source is weak or insufficient, after the adjustments, it is possible to present an image resolution that the image should demonstrate in an environment having normal light sources, and for the nocturnal photography, by processing the image of dimmer peripheries, it is further possible to present a colorful and clear image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: THREE IN ONE ENT CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tai-Kuo Chen, Hong-Bing Tsai
  • Patent number: 10148883
    Abstract: A method and program product includes capturing at least one image of an operations display of at least one peripheral device. The operations display at least presents information associated with a status encountered by the at least one peripheral device. The at least one image is communicated to at least one computing system. The at least one computing system is at least configured for processing the at least one image for extracting features of the at least one peripheral device, determining a model of the at least one peripheral from the extracted features, determining at least a status encountered by the peripheral device from the extracted features, and creating a resolution to the encountered status. The resolution to the encountered status is received from the at least one computing system and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Oleg Y. Zakharov
  • Patent number: 10142572
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an imaging apparatus. The imaging apparatus comprises a pixel array. The pixel array comprises a first pixel comprising a first radiation-sensitive region and at least one associated charge storage region for collecting electrical charges from the first radiation-sensitive region. The pixel array also comprises a second pixel comprising a second radiation-sensitive region and at least one associated charge storage region for collecting electrical charges from the second radiation-sensitive region. Furthermore, the imaging apparatus comprises control circuitry configured to generate a common compensation signal being common to the first and second pixels. The common compensation signal mitigates a saturation of the respective charge storage regions of the first and second pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Markus Dielacher, Martin Flatscher, Stefan Gansinger, Michael Mark, Josef Prainsack, Hartwig Unterassinger
  • Patent number: 10141356
    Abstract: An image sensor may include an array of image sensor pixels. Each pixel may have a photodiode, a floating diffusion node, and a charge transferring transistor. The charge transferring transistor may be a dual gate transistor having first and second gate terminals. A suitable bias may be applied to the second gate terminal to alter the capacitance of the floating diffusion node. The amount of electrons that may be accommodated by the floating diffusion node may be altered with application of a varying voltage level bias at the second gate terminal. By implementing a dual gate transistor, dynamic range compression and anti-blooming charge overflow may be implemented directly in the pixel to reduce image sensor pixel size and cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Jaroslav Hynecek