Patents Examined by Francis G Geroleo
  • Patent number: 10194171
    Abstract: There are provided methods and apparatus for multi-view video coding. A video encoder includes an encoder for encoding a block in a picture by choosing between temporal prediction and cross-view prediction to enable a prediction for the block. The picture is one of a set of pictures corresponding to multi-view video content and having different view points with respect to a same or similar scene. The picture represents one of the different view points. A high-level syntax is used to indicate the use of cross-view prediction for the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Yeping Su, Peng Yin, Cristina Gomila
  • Patent number: 10136127
    Abstract: In prior art documents, no consideration is given as to how to more faithfully preserve image (here and subsequently also termed “video”) data of larger size during transmission. Provided is an image transmission device for transmission of image data, characterized by having a compression processor for compressing image data, and an output section for outputting compressed data having been compressed by the compression processor, the output section outputting the compressed data separately during a first interval and a second interval different from the first interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MAXELL LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Inata, Nobuaki Kabuto, Hironori Komi
  • Patent number: 10123018
    Abstract: Novel methods and systems for non-backward compatible video encoding are disclosed. The bitrates of the base layer and enhancement layer are dynamically assigned based on features found in scenes in the video compared to a machine learned quality classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Sankaranarayanan Piramanayagam, Hsuan-Ting Chou, Guan-Ming Su
  • Patent number: 10112539
    Abstract: An image display control apparatus including an image generation portion generating an output image which resembles a map of a room mirror using at least a vehicle outside image based on at least one of a detection result of an eye point position acquisition portion detecting a position of an eye point of a driver and a detection result of an angle acquisition portion detecting an angle of a display device, and a display control portion controlling the display device so that the display device displays the output image generated by the image generation portion. The output image which is similar to the map of the room mirror may be displayed at the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Tamotsu Kameshima, Yoshikuni Hashimoto, Takayuki Higo, Naoki Kajigai
  • Patent number: 10086758
    Abstract: A wearable apparatus for use by a driver of a motor vehicle is provided. The apparatus comprises a communication device which is configured to communicate with a complementary communication device of the motor vehicle. The apparatus further comprises a display device and a processor device. The processor device is configured to receive, via the communication device, sensor-acquired data regarding an environment of the motor vehicle from the complementary communication device of the motor vehicle and to control the display device to display the received environment data or environment data derived therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Franz Duckstein
  • Patent number: 10091485
    Abstract: A method of encoding and reconstructing a depth image using color image information includes segmenting a color image and a depth image corresponding to the color image into block units, selecting a position of a pixel sampling value from each block of the depth image using the color image information, and encoding the pixel sampling value of the selected position as depth information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Han Shin Lim
  • Patent number: 10080018
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for video content classification. A video content classification system classifies input video data frame by frame. The video content classification system performs customized discrete cosine transform (DCT) operations on each frame. The video content classification system then determines, based on results of the DCT operations, how much image information in the frame may be lost due to compression. If the loss is estimated to be below a threshold value, the video content classification system applies a high data compression ratio algorithm to compress the frame. Otherwise, the video content classification system applies a low data compression ratio algorithm to compress the frame. The video content classification system may generate output video data that is compressed differently frame by frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Owtware Holdings Limited, BVI
    Inventors: Lionello Giuseppe Giovanna Lunesu, Douglas Allen Walter
  • Patent number: 10078778
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for automatically identifying and recovering individual cells of interest from a sample of biological matter, e.g., a biological fluid. Also described are methods of enriching a cell type of interest. These systems, methods, and apparatus allow for coordinated performance of two or more of the following, e.g., all with the same device, thereby enabling high throughput: cell enrichment, cell identification, and individual cell recovery for further analysis (e.g., sequencing) of individual recovered cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Viktor A. Adalsteinsson, Denis Loginov, J. Christopher Love, Alan Stockdale, Todd Gierahn
  • Patent number: 10080014
    Abstract: An image display apparatus, a driving method thereof, and an image display method are provided. The image display apparatus includes an image input unit configured to allow an image signal to be input, an image processor configured to process the input image signal, and a display unit configured to display the processed image signal. The image processor acquires at least one image from the input image and outputs the acquired image in a generation duration time period of an image of which an image output method is changed in response to a change of the image output method of the input image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Hyuk-joong Kwon, Hyun-soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10074251
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting personal distress and gesture commands in security video are provided. Some methods can include receiving a sequence of images from a video device monitoring a secured area, analyzing the sequence of images to detect a presence of a human in the sequence of images, when the presence of the human is detected in the sequence of images, analyzing the sequence of images to detect one of a plurality of contexts that requires an action in the sequence of images, and when the one of the plurality of contexts that requires the action is detected in the sequence of images, transmitting a signal to execute the action. Each of the plurality of contexts can include a respective act performed by the human or a respective condition of the human irrespective of the human being in motion or being stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Eric Oh, David S. Zakrewski, Mi Suen Lee
  • Patent number: 10070100
    Abstract: A system and methods to provide imaging service using outdoor lighting networks. The system uses outdoor lighting networks to manage/control video/image sensors connected to the network, e.g. hosted at lighting units, and coordinates the capture of useful video/image data associated with events. The system also provides an information search platform for users to retrieve only the relevant video/image data associated with events of interest. Furthermore, the system controls when and how to retrieve video/image data at lighting units across the whole network according to user requests, the priority of the events, and available bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Hongqiang Zhai, Kiran Srinivas Challapali, Dave Alberto Tavares Cavalcanti, Jianfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10051290
    Abstract: Multi-threaded implementations of deblock filtering improve encoding and/or decoding efficiency. For example, a video encoder or decoder partitions a video picture into multiple segments. The encoder/decoder selects between multiple different patterns for splitting operations of deblock filtering into multiple passes. The encoder/decoder organizes the deblock filtering as multiple tasks, where a given task includes the operations of one of the passes for one of the segments. The encoder/decoder then performs the tasks with multiple threads. The performance of the tasks is constrained by task dependencies which, in general, are based at least in part on which lines of the picture are in the respective segments and which deblock filtering operations are in the respective passes. The task dependencies can include a cross-pass, cross-segment dependency between a given pass of a given segment and an adjacent pass of an adjacent segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Wenfeng Gao, Yongjun Wu, Shyam Sadhwani
  • Patent number: 10038846
    Abstract: A surgical camera system with automatic alternation between two depths of field is provided, comprising: a tunable iris configured to automatically alternate between a first depth of field (“DOF”) and a second DOF larger than the first DOF; one or more lenses configured to collect light using the iris; a body containing the iris and at least a portion of the lenses; a sensor configured to produce images from the light; a video processing unit configured to: produce an image stream from first images and second images produced by the sensor from the light, the first images acquired at the first DOF and the second images acquired at the second DOF; and adjust one or more lighting parameters of the first images and the second images prior to producing the image stream; and, a display device in communication with the video processing unit, configured to render the image stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Siu Wai Jacky Mak, Michael Frank Gunter Wood, Yanhui Bai
  • Patent number: 10034031
    Abstract: A content management system may generate a single content entity to manage multiple bitrate encodings for multiple content consumption platforms. A content management system may receive master content from a content creator/provider. Multiple bitrate encodings of the master content may be generated for consumption on multiple content consumption platforms. A single content entity identifier may be created to identify as a single content entity the generated bitrate encodings. The single content entity may be published to a content delivery system. The content delivery system may receive requests from content consumption devices for the content entity. A content delivery system may dynamically generate a content manifest to be sent to the content consumption device for use in streaming the content entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Herbert Wolfram, Venkatesh Kumar, Christopher Samaniego, Mark B. Howard, Bennie N. Boone, II, Jennifer A. J. Jolliffe
  • Patent number: 10021400
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for encoding at least one video stream at a constant bit rate according to a target quality of the encoded video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Sean T. McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10021299
    Abstract: Digital logic circuitry includes a plurality of logic blocks and memories that execute a method to stitch images. The method includes capturing the images with a plurality of pixel sensors, providing blocks of intensity values captured by the pixel sensors to input/output (I/O) pins of the digital logic circuitry, processing the intensity values with the digital logic circuitry, and stitching the processed images into a stitched image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Tower Spring Global Limited
    Inventors: Eric Kwong Hang Tsang, Yuntao Sun
  • Patent number: 10021401
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for managing the encoding of a plurality of video streams, each of the plurality of video streams encoded by an associated one of a plurality of encoders, each of the plurality of encoders being a member of one of a plurality of encoder pools. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a parser, for capturing data of a plurality of encoded video streams from the plurality of encoders, an encoding analysis module, for determining, using a user-selectable temporal portion of the captured data, a video quality stress factor for each of the plurality of encoder pools, and a dashboard generator, for generating a user interface for managing the encoding of the plurality of data streams at least in part according to the determined statistical multiplexing weighting factor video quality stress factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Sean T. McCarthy, Sanjeev Mishra, Robert E. Titus
  • Patent number: 10015493
    Abstract: An encoding apparatus includes an intra-prediction module, a transform module and a control module. The intra-prediction module performs intra-prediction on an image block in a video frame according to a plurality of sets of reference image data to generate a residual block. The reference image data includes a set of reference image data corresponding to a predetermined side of the image block. The transform module performs preliminary transform on the residual block to generate a preliminary transform coefficient matrix. According to whether at least one of the reference image data corresponding to the predetermined side is generated according to image data of an adjacent pixel of the image block, the control module determines whether secondary transform perpendicular to the predetermined side is to be performed on a low-frequency component sub-matrix in the preliminary transform coefficient matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: He-Yuan Lin, Yi-Shin Tung
  • Patent number: 9977226
    Abstract: A spherical camera includes two oppositely-oriented lenses rigidly secured by a unibody dual-lens mount. The unibody dual-lens mount includes two lens barrel that are laterally offset from each other. Each lens barrel secures a lens and has a top, a midsection and a bottom along its axial length, where the midsection is located between the top and the bottom. A first base portion extends radially outward from the bottom of a first lens barrel to join the midsection of a second lens barrel. A second base portion extends radially outward from a bottom of the second lens barrel to join a midsection of the first lens barrel. The base portions may be approximately perpendicular to central axes of the lens barrels. Additionally, the first lens barrel can be approximately parallel to the second lens barrel, and the first base portion can be approximately parallel to the second base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua P. Davies, William H. Tolbert
  • Patent number: 9979871
    Abstract: A radio-frequency trigger signal system apparatus and method for transmitting a radio-frequency signal coordinated with the pulling of a trigger on a weapon such as a firearm, causing cameras on the weapon, the shooter's person, nearby persons or vehicles, and nearby fixed-position cameras to activate, if needed, to flag photographs and videos taken, and optionally to log and notify an appropriate authority of the pulling of the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Donald Kennair, Jr.