Patents Examined by Frank F Huang
  • Patent number: 10742898
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for verifying times and locations of image data of cameras for vehicles. The method for verifying times and locations of image data of cameras for vehicles includes anonymously receiving digests including locations and times of data created by cameras for a plurality of vehicles, respectively, forming a mesh structure by bi-directionally connecting the cameras for the plurality of vehicles to cameras for adjacent vehicles, based on a relationship between the received digests, and if the mesh structure is formed, verifying times and locations for the digests constituting the mesh structure based on the formed mesh structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University Erica Campus
    Inventors: Suk Bok Lee, Min Ho Kim, Jae Min Lim, Eun Su Lee, Hyun Woo You, Ki Yeon Kim
  • Patent number: 10735638
    Abstract: A display system for a vehicle includes a first imager configured to capture image data in a field of view rearward of the vehicle. A second imager is also configured to capture image data in the field of view rearward of the vehicle. The display system additionally includes a first display device disposed in a passenger compartment of the vehicle and a second display device also disposed in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The display system also includes a controller in communication with the first and second imagers and the first and second display devices wherein the controller is operable to adjust at least one of an orientation and a scale of two desired views of the image data for display on the first and second display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Donald L. Bareman
  • Patent number: 10733437
    Abstract: A vehicle display device is disclosed. The device comprises an image sensor comprising an imager configured to capture image data and a display. The display comprises a plurality of display elements forming a display surface. The display surface forms a display perimeter. The display elements surround the image sensor on the display surface such that the image sensor is disposed within the display perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew D. Weller, Ethan J. Lee, John A. VanderPloeg
  • Patent number: 10721478
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus configured to code video data includes a processor and a memory unit. The memory unit stores video data associated with a first layer having a first spatial resolution and a second layer having a second spatial resolution. The video data associated with the first layer includes at least a first layer block and first layer prediction mode information associated with the first layer block, and the first layer block includes a plurality of sub-blocks where each sub-block is associated with respective prediction mode data of the first layer prediction mode information. The processor derives the predication mode data associated with one of the plurality of sub-blocks based at least on a selection rule, upsamples the derived prediction mode data and the first layer block, and associates the upsampled prediction mode data with each upsampled sub-block of the upsampled first layer block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Vadim Seregin, Jianle Chen, Xiang Li, Krishnakanth Rapaka, Marta Karczewicz, Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 10721382
    Abstract: Example refrigerators having internal content cameras, and methods of operating the same are disclosed. A disclosed example refrigerator includes a cabinet, an internal compartment disposed within the cabinet, a closing member operatively coupled to the cabinet providing selective access to the internal compartment, two cameras disposed in the compartment and positioned to capture images of different portions of the compartment, two light sources disposed in the compartment, and a controller communicatively coupled with the cameras and light sources and configured to control the light sources to provide two different illuminations for respective ones of the two cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Victor Henrique Sfoggia Carlotto, Michael Todd Moore, Sushanth Purandhar, Ryan Michael Post, Michael S. Richards
  • Patent number: 10709520
    Abstract: An end effector is provided for connecting to a positioning arm of a positioning device of a medical navigation system. The end effector comprises a mating component for connecting to an output flange of the positioning arm, a handle portion having a first end and a second end, the first end extending from the mating component, the handle portion including a cable cut-out at the first end, and a camera mount connected to the second end of the handle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Synaptive Medical (Barbados) Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Andrew Bailey, Mariana Garcia Coni
  • Patent number: 10705600
    Abstract: An eye-tracking system comprises an illuminator that directs infrared light towards a detection region, a camera configured to generate an image of the detection region and a controller configured to detect a calibration target in the image and to detect or determine changes in the position and/or orientation of the camera relative to the calibration target. The eye-tracking system can be installed in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventor: Marten Skogo
  • Patent number: 10708578
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an adjusting device, a 3D display apparatus and a method for controlling the 3D display apparatus. The adjusting device is configured to adjust a position of a member to be moved in a display apparatus, the adjusting device including: a supporting portion which has a groove on a side of the supporting portion adjacent to the member to be moved; and a rotatable portion which is partly embedded in the groove of the supporting portion and is rotatable in the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong Wang, Xiaochen Niu, Jinye Zhu, Zhongxiao Li, Yaoqiu Jing
  • Patent number: 10708590
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for collaborative partition coding for region based filters. An apparatus includes a video encoder (100) for encoding image data for a plurality of regions in a picture. The video encoder (100) includes multiple filters for filtering the image data based on region partition information for the plurality of regions. The region partition information for the plurality of regions is shared between the multiple filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL VC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Sole, Yunfei Zheng, Qian Xu, Peng Yin, Xiaoan Lu
  • Patent number: 10699399
    Abstract: A fingerprint capture system, a fingerprint capture device, an image processing apparatus, a fingerprint capture method, and a storage medium that can acquire a high quality fingerprint image are provided. A disclosed example includes: a capture unit that captures a fingerprint; an image processing unit that processes a transferred fingerprint image captured by the capture unit; a display unit on which the fingerprint image transferred to the image processing unit is displayed; a recording unit where the fingerprint image transferred to the image processing unit is recorded by the image processing unit; and an instruction unit that inputs, in the image processing unit, a record instruction that instructs the image processing unit to record the fingerprint image in the recording unit. The image processing unit records, in the recording unit, the fingerprint image displayed on the display unit at the time the record instruction is input by the instruction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruyuki Higuchi, Yoshinori Koda
  • Patent number: 10701421
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include streaming a first view of a camera in a video stream, embedding a second view of the camera in the video stream, and transmitting the video stream to at least one of a first display device and a second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Wes Frisby, Kyle Redfearn, Craig Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10701277
    Abstract: A method for automatically determining exposure settings for an image acquisition system comprises maintaining a plurality of look-up tables, each look-up table being associated with a corresponding light condition and storing image exposure settings associated with corresponding distance values between a subject and the image acquisition system. An image of a subject is acquired from a camera module; and a light condition occurring during the acquisition is determined based on the acquired image. A distance between the subject and the camera module during the acquisition is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventor: Istvan Andorko
  • Patent number: 10692201
    Abstract: A fingerprint capture system, a fingerprint capture device, an image processing apparatus, a fingerprint capture method, and a storage medium that can acquire a high quality fingerprint image are provided. A disclosed example includes: a capture unit that captures a fingerprint; an image processing unit that processes a transferred fingerprint image captured by the capture unit; a display unit on which the fingerprint image transferred to the image processing unit is displayed; a recording unit where the fingerprint image transferred to the image processing unit is recorded by the image processing unit; and an instruction unit that inputs, in the image processing unit, a record instruction that instructs the image processing unit to record the fingerprint image in the recording unit. The image processing unit records, in the recording unit, the fingerprint image displayed on the display unit at the time the record instruction is input by the instruction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruyuki Higuchi, Yoshinori Koda
  • Patent number: 10687708
    Abstract: An embodiment of a mind-view communication apparatus includes a first portable unit and a second portable unit. The first portable unit includes an eyeglass frame, at least one first optical unit disposed on the eyeglass frame for capturing at least one scene image corresponding to a field of view of a user, and at least one second optical unit disposed on the eyeglass frame for capturing at least one eye image corresponding to at least a portion of at least one eye of the user. The second portable unit is in communication with the first portable unit and includes at least one processor configured for receiving the at least one scene image and the at least one eye image, determining a direction within the field of view to which the at least one eye is directed based upon the at least one eye image, and generating a subset of the at least one scene image based on the determined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Masoud Vaziri
  • Patent number: 10687032
    Abstract: A medicine container includes a controller and a scale connected with the controller. The scale is configured to measure a weight of a content contained in the medicine container. An inertial measurement unit connects with the controller. The inertial measurement unit is configured to detect a position of the medicine container. The controller is configured to process the position information to ensure that the container is located in an upright position before the weight measurement is considered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Sanjay Mehrotra, Fatma Seda Memik, Ilya Mikhelson
  • Patent number: 10687054
    Abstract: Techniques related to video encoding that provide for a decoupled prediction and coding structure for improved performance are discussed. Such techniques include determining final partitioning decisions for blocks of a picture by evaluating intra modes for candidate partitions by comparing the candidate partitions to intra predicted partitions generated using only original pixel samples and evaluating inter modes for the candidate partitions by comparing the candidate partitions to search partitions including original pixel samples and encoding using the final partitioning decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nader Mahdi, Chekib Nouira, Hassen Guermazi, Faouzi Kossentini
  • Patent number: 10681271
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are provided, each of which: obtains a first image in a first projection, and a second image in a second projection; obtains area specification information specifying an area in the second image; and associates location information to be used for superimposing the second image on the first image with the area specification information, or generates location information based on the area specification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Suitoh, Takahiro Asai, Keiichi Kawaguchi, Kazuhiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10674912
    Abstract: An embodiment of a mind-view communication apparatus includes a first portable unit and a second portable unit. The first portable unit includes an eyeglass frame, at least one first optical unit disposed on the eyeglass frame for capturing at least one scene image corresponding to a field of view of a user, and at least one second optical unit disposed on the eyeglass frame for capturing at least one eye image corresponding to at least a portion of at least one eye of the user. The second portable unit is in communication with the first portable unit and includes at least one processor configured for receiving the at least one scene image and the at least one eye image, determining a direction within the field of view to which the at least one eye is directed based upon the at least one eye image, and generating a subset of the at least one scene image based on the determined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Masoud Vaziri
  • Patent number: 10674158
    Abstract: There is provided a computerized method and system of optimized video encoding of an input video sequence corresponding to a plurality of input frames, the method comprising: obtaining an input frame; performing a first encoding of the input frame using a first encoding parameter determined in accordance with a target bit-rate, giving rise to a first encoded frame; performing a second encoding of the input frame using an iterative quality-driven encoding scheme initialized with an initial second encoding parameter, the initial second encoding parameter determined based on the first encoding parameter, the second encoding performed in an attempt to seek a second encoded frame having a lower bit-rate than the first encoded frame and meeting a quality criterion relative to the first encoded frame; and in case of the second encoded frame being found, providing the second encoded frame as an output frame corresponding to the input frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BEAMR IMAGING LTD
    Inventors: Sharon Carmel, Dror Gill, Tamar Shoham, Amir Leibman, Nikolay Terterov, Pavel Titkov, Alexander Zheludkov
  • Patent number: 10659717
    Abstract: An airborne optronic equipment item comprises: at least one image sensor suitable for acquiring a plurality of images of a region flown over by a carrier of the equipment item; and a data processor configured or programmed to receive at least one acquired image and transmit it to a display device; wherein the data processor is also configured or programmed to: access a database of images of the region flown over; extract from the database information to synthesize a virtual image of the region which would be seen by an observer situated at a predefined observation point and looking, with a predefined field of view, along a predefined line of sight; synthesize the virtual image; and transmit it to a display device. A method for using such an equipment item is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Ludovic Perruchot, Arnaud Beche, Fabien Deprugney, Denis Rabault, Bruno Depardon