Patents Examined by Edemio Navas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10690484
    Abstract: A depth information extracting device according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises a projecting unit that discontinuously projects IR (InfraRed) light of a predetermined pattern; a camera unit that captures images; and a signal processing unit that performs depth information extraction and RGB image information extraction by using the images captured by the camera unit, wherein the signal processing unit extracts depth information by using an image received during a first time interval and extracts RGB image information by using an image received during a second time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Myung Wook Lee, Gi Seok Lee, Sung Ki Jung
  • Patent number: 10688912
    Abstract: An illumination device includes: a predetermined range illumination section capable of illuminating a predetermined range with illumination light emitted from a mobile object; and an eye direction detection section for detecting the direction of the eyes of a driver of the mobile object and/or the direction of the face of the driver. The predetermined range illumination section controls the distribution of the illumination light or the on/off of the illumination light based on the direction of the eyes of the driver and/or the direction of the face of the driver, detected by the eye direction detection section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Makio Kurashige
  • Patent number: 10681333
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to encoding and decoding stereoscopic (3D) image data, e.g., left and right eye images, are described. Various pre-encoding and post-decoding operations are described in conjunction with difference based encoding and decoding techniques. In some embodiments left and right eye image data is subject to scaling, transform operation(s) and cropping prior to encoding. In addition, in some embodiments decoded left and right eye image data is subject to scaling, transform operations(s) and filling operations prior to being output to a display device. Transform information and/or scaling information may be included in a bitstream communicating encoded left and right eye images. The amount of scaling can be the same for an entire scene and/or program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NextVR Inc.
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss
  • Patent number: 10681362
    Abstract: Methods of encoding and decoding for video data are described in which multi-level significance maps are used in the encoding and decoding processes. The significant-coefficient flags that form the significance map are grouped into contiguous groups, and a significant-coefficient-group flag signifies for each group whether that group contains no non-zero significant-coefficient flags. A multi-level scan order may be used in which significant-coefficient flags are scanned group-by-group. The group scan order specifies the order in which the groups are processed, and the scan order specifies the order in which individual significant-coefficient flags within the group are processed. The bitstream may interleave the significant-coefficient-group flags and their corresponding significant-coefficient flags, if any.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Velos Media, LLC
    Inventors: Dake He, Nguyen Nguyen, Tianying Ji
  • Patent number: 10672132
    Abstract: These techniques detect and compare amounts of motion of objects within video footage having sources of apparent motion. In an embodiment, for each frame of a video, a computer subtracts a background from the frame, converts the frame from grayscale to monochrome, and isolates regions of interest (ROIs) in the frame. For each frame, the computer identifies identifiable objects in the ROIs, selects selectable objects from the identifiable objects that have a percentage of motion that is within a particular range, and merges, into merged objects, subsets of the selectable objects that are separated by no more than a particular distance. Based on the merging, metadata is generated for any of: an object of the merged objects, the frame, or the video. The metadata may have a bounding rectangle, a bounding polygon, a frame timestamp, a frame identifier, or an object(s)'s identifier or percentage of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jose Luis Mendoza Azanza, Susan Mavris
  • Patent number: 10659804
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for improving the encoding efficiency by adaptively changing the resolution of the motion vector in the inter prediction encoding and inter prediction decoding of a video. The apparatus includes: a predicted motion vector calculator for calculating a predicted motion vector of a current block to be encoded using motion vectors of one or more surrounding blocks; and a skip mode encoder for encoding a result of performing a prediction of the current block and information indicating that the current block is a skip block when the predicted motion vector satisfies a skip condition, wherein at least one motion vector among the motion vectors of the surrounding blocks and the motion vector of the current block has a resolution different from resolutions of the other motion vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunyeon Kim, Jeongyeon Lim, Joohee Moon, Yunglyul Lee, Haekwang Kim, Byeungwoo Jeon, Juock Lee, Dongwon Kim
  • Patent number: 10659683
    Abstract: A camera system configuration generates 2D or 3D images capable of being stitched together to create panoramic images. The configuration detects a communication coupling of at least two cameras for capturing a sequence of images. The cameras themselves are configured such that their rolling shutters mitigate field of view artifacts from adjacent cameras (2D panoramas) and adjacent 3D camera pairs (3D panoramas) by allowing for the substantially temporally-aligned capture of light in overlap regions between adjacent cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Patrick Campbell
  • Patent number: 10629241
    Abstract: Methods and systems for compressing video content are presented. The methods and systems include analyzing a sequence of media frames stored in the memory device and calculating a displacement level of each of the media frames. The displacement level indicates how different each of the media frames is to a previous media frame. The sequence of media frames is divided into a plurality of cuts where each cut ends at a media frame having a substantially high displacement level. Frames to be removed from the sequence of media frames are identified in each cut based upon the frame's displacement level. The identified frames are then removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Visible World, LLC
    Inventors: Bala Iyer, Alex Jansen, Gerrit Niemeijer, Seth Haberman
  • Patent number: 10623765
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an encoding device and an encoding method capable of reducing the amount of information relating to information that specifies a reference image. An encoding unit generates a predicted image using a reference image. A transmission unit transmits inter_ref_pic_set_prediction_flag representing whether reference image specifying information specifying the reference image of a prior image that is an image prior to a current coding image in coding order is used as the reference image specifying information of the current coding image in a case where the current coding image is an image other than a first image of a GOP (Group of Picture). The present technology, for example, can be applied to an encoding device of an HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Velos Media, LLC
    Inventors: Shuo Lu, Kazushi Sato
  • Patent number: 10616455
    Abstract: The object photographing system using spiral rail according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises a spiral rail in which an object is disposed in an inner space, at least one photographing unit movably mounted along the spiral rail for photographing the object, and a control system for controlling the position and operation of the at least one camera; since it is possible to photograph an object in various directions and at various angles with only a small number of cameras without having to arrange a large number of cameras surrounding the subject, the cost of constructing the imaging system can be minimized, the power consumption is reduced, and the imaging system can be easily managed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: WEAROBO, INC.
    Inventor: Joo Hyuk Jung
  • Patent number: 10616585
    Abstract: When encoding an array of data elements of a stream of arrays of data elements, a number of bits used in the output bitstream to encode a previous array of data elements in the stream of arrays of data elements is estimated based on an amount of intermediate data generated for that previous array of data elements by the encoding process. A value of an encoding parameter to use when encoding the array of data elements being encoded is then selected based on the estimated number of bits used in the output bitstream to encode the previous array of data elements and a target output bit rate for the output bitstream produced when encoding the stream of arrays of data elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Jonas Christensson Cremon, Hui Chen, Dominic Hugo Symes
  • Patent number: 10609283
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for technology that transmits and processes panoramic video images in wireless display devices. Multiple video streams may be captured by one or more video cameras and transmitted from a transmitter to the receiver, and each of the video streams may be tagged with an identifier. The identifiers may be used by the receiver to determine an order in which the panoramic video images will be processed and stitched by the receiver, and rendered on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Karthik Veeramani, Rajneesh Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 10607408
    Abstract: One variation of a method for modeling a human body includes: driving a sensor block along a path above a platform occupied by a user and recording a sequence of depth images and color images, via the sensor block, at each capture position in a sequence of capture positions along the path; compiling the set of depth images into a low-density 3D model of the user and a high-density 3D model of the user; extracting a set of color patches, from the sequence of color images, corresponding to discrete regions on a surface of the low-density 3D model of the user; projecting the set of color patches onto the surface of the low-density 3D model to generate a 3D color model of the user; and extracting a value of a dimension, projected from the low-density 3D color model onto the high-density 3D model, from the high-density 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Shape Labs Inc.
    Inventor: Alexandre Charles M. Wayenberg
  • Patent number: 10609293
    Abstract: A user device may capture a plurality of preview images that each include image data. The user device may process, in substantially real-time, a preview image to identify an object in the preview image, including determining an outline of the object. The user device may create a mask that hides a portion of the image data associated with an area outside of the outline of the object in one or more of the preview images. Based on determining that a parameter associated with glare of the object in the preview images does not satisfy a threshold, the user device may provide, in substantially real-time, feedback to a user, including an instruction to the user to perform an action with respect to the user device or to the object, and, based on determining that the parameter satisfies the threshold, the user device may automatically capture an image of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Pribble, Nicholas Capurso, Daniel Alan Jarvis
  • Patent number: 10602034
    Abstract: A camera module for a motor vehicle includes a lens objective, a lens holder holding said lens objective, and a back plate connected to said lens holder and holding an image sensor in or close to an image plane of the lens objective. The alignment of the lens holder relative to the back plate is fixed by a glue joint between the lens holder and the back plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: VEONEER SWEDEN AB
    Inventors: Per Knutsson, Peter Fredriksson
  • Patent number: 10567660
    Abstract: A medical data processing method of determining anatomical structure subset data describing a subset of a graphical representation 9 of an anatomical structure of a patient's body to be displayed simultaneously with a medical image of an anatomical body part 1, the method being constituted to be executed by a computer and comprising the following steps: a) acquiring predetermined anatomical structure representation data describing a graphical representation of the anatomical structure and its position in the patient's body; b) acquiring anatomical body part image data describing an image of an anatomical body part 1 of the patient imaged by an optical imaging apparatus 2 for display by a display apparatus 3; c) acquiring optical parameter data describing an optical parameter WD serving as a basis for displaying the anatomical body part image data; d) determining, based on the anatomical structure representation data and the anatomical body part image data and the optical parameter data, anatomical structure s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Valentin Elefteriu, Theodor Mueller
  • Patent number: 10560679
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for detecting deformation of a structured light depth imaging system and automatic re-calibration for the depth imaging system. In one embodiment, a depth imaging device includes a light projector, a camera and a processor. The light projector emits light corresponding to a projected pattern image having a plurality of features with known locations in the projected pattern image. The camera captures the light reflected by an environment of the depth imaging device and generates a reflected pattern image as a two-dimensional (2D) projection of the environment. The reflected pattern image includes a plurality of features that correspond to the features of the projected pattern image. The processor detects a misalignment for a distance or an orientation between the light projector and the camera based on a relationship between the features in the projected pattern image and the features in the reflected pattern image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jian Zhao, Michael Bleyer, Raymond Kirk Price, Denis Demandolx
  • Patent number: 10560622
    Abstract: Example techniques are disclosed for altering trail camera settings when deployed. For example, settings relating to triggering functionality, time lapse functionality, image resolution, motion sensor sensitivity, flash intensity, and other camera functions can be altered. The settings can be altered based on environmental conditions such as weather and ambient noise. The settings can also be altered based on trail camera conditions such as available battery capacity or image storage capacity. The trail camera settings can also be altered based on images obtained by the trail camera, with or without analyzing content of the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph F. Hlatky, Steven D Thomas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10530664
    Abstract: A view sensor, a home control system including the view sensor, and a method of controlling the home control system are provided. The view sensor includes: a lens unit configured to receive light in order to capture an image or project light in order to display the image; an image acquirer configured to acquire the image by using the light received from the lens unit; a projector configured to provide light to the lens unit in order to display the image; a beam splitter configured to provide the image acquirer with the light received from the lens unit or transmit the light generated by the projector to the lens unit; and a controller configured to, in response to the image being captured, control the beam splitter to provide the image acquirer with the light received from the lens and, in response to the image being displayed, control the beam splitter to provide the lens unit with the light generated by the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-bae Park, Sang-hoon Lee, Jae-hoon Jeong, Kyung-sun Cho, Seong-seol Hong, Dong-jin Lee, Mi-jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10511824
    Abstract: A device system and methods comprising receiving a stereoscopic video or image of a scene including two perspective data streams (e.g. left and right) captured for example by a stereoscopic sensing device and analyzing the received stereoscopic video or image to yield stereoscopic discomfort data to assist a user to capture a stereoscopic 3D video of the scene, the stereoscopic discomfort data associated with discomfort effects such as dizziness, nausea, and eye stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: 2SENS LTD.
    Inventors: Moshe Meyassed, Osnat Goren-Peyser