Patents Examined by Frederick Bailey
  • Patent number: 9930253
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for extendable field of view rendering. A method is provided for receiving media data including a plurality of video frames. The method also includes determining, with a processor, video frames corresponding to camera motion and determining speed and duration of the camera motion. The method also includes determining at least one frame extension based on the video frames corresponding to camera motion, determining a frame extension offset based on the camera motion, and generating an extended field of view metadata based on the frame extensions and frame extension offsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Sujeet Shyamsundar Mate, Igor Danilo Diego Curcio
  • Patent number: 9924153
    Abstract: A parallel synchronous scaling engine for multi-view 3D display and a method thereof are provided, wherein selection and combination calculation are provided to an interpolation pixel window, then interpolation calculation is provided to a combined interpolation pixel window of a combined view field, calculation results are directly displayed on a display terminal. That is to say, interpolation is originally provided before stereoscopic pixel rearrangement, which is now improved, in such a manner that screening and combination of pixel points is provided before interpolation calculation. According to the present invention, computation and memory resource is greatly saved. The method is suitable to be implemented by hardware, for satisfying various numbers of viewpoints and interpolation algorithm, and being compatible with multi-view 3D display with the integrated and floating-point pixel arrangement, wherein the computation resource does not need to be increased with increasing of the viewpoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: XI'AN JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Pengju Ren, Xiaogang Wu, Hongwei Bi, Hang Wang, Hongbin Sun, Badong Chen, Nanning Zheng
  • Patent number: 9894394
    Abstract: Provided is a method of supporting a random access of MPEG data, the method including: obtaining at least one access unit including media data coded through processing including an encapsulation and a packetization; generating at least one media processing unit (MPU) by grouping at least one access unit; determining an initialization flag indicating whether the at least one access unit includes all of data required for initialization of a decoding process, in the at least one MPU; and inserting the initialization flag into a header of the at least one MPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jin Young Lee, Kug Jin Yun, Won Sik Cheong, Nam Ho Hur
  • Patent number: 9894354
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for video encoding and decoding using a motion matrix. An apparatus includes a video encoder for encoding a picture in a video sequence using a motion matrix. The motion matrix has a rank below a given threshold and a sparse representation with respect to a dictionary. The dictionary includes a set of atoms and basis vectors for representing the picture and for permitting the picture to be derived at a corresponding decoder using only the set. The dictionary formed from a set of reference pictures in the video sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Abdolreza Moghadam, Joel Sole, Xiaoan Lu
  • Patent number: 9888215
    Abstract: An indoor scene capture system is provided that, with a handheld device with a camera, collects videos of rooms, spatially indexes the frames of the videos, marks doorways between rooms, and collects videos of transitions from room to room via doorways. The indoor scene capture system may assign a direction to at least some of the frames based on the angle of rotation as determined by an inertial sensor (e.g., gyroscope) of the handheld device. The indoor scene capture system marks doorways within the frames of the videos. For each doorway between rooms, the indoor scene capture system collects a video of transitioning through the doorway as the camera moves from the point within a room through the doorway to a point within the adjoining room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Aditya Sankar, Steven Maxwell Seitz
  • Patent number: 9880392
    Abstract: A camera array apparatus including a plurality of cameras and a light deflection module is provided. The cameras are arranged in an array. The light deflection module is disposed on the cameras. The light deflection module includes at least one prism set. The prism set has a plurality of prisms. The prism set is configured to deflect a light entering obliquely with respect to an optical axis of the cameras to at least a portion of the cameras. The angle between the optical axis and the deflected light is smaller than the angle between the optical axis and the light before being deflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Kao-Der Chang, Luan-Ying Chen, Ching-I Tai, Jui-Wen Pan
  • Patent number: 9877011
    Abstract: An image display apparatus for converting an image into a virtual viewpoint image so that the image of an object is not distorted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
    Inventors: Miyuki Fujii, Wataru Ito
  • Patent number: 9865832
    Abstract: A display panel and method of manufacture are described. In an embodiment, a display substrate includes a pixel area and a non-pixel area. An array of subpixels and corresponding array of bottom electrodes are in the pixel area. An array of micro LED devices are bonded to the array of bottom electrodes. One or more top electrode layers are formed in electrical contact with the array of micro LED devices. In one embodiment a redundant pair of micro LED devices are bonded to the array of bottom electrodes. In one embodiment, the array of micro LED devices are imaged to detect irregularities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Andreas Bibl, Kapil V. Sakariya, Charles R. Griggs, James Michael Perkins
  • Patent number: 9866863
    Abstract: A block of a video frame may be predicted and decoded using a local affine motion prediction scheme. At least three points within the video frame are selected, each point being adjacent to a respective corner of the current block to be encoded. For each point, a motion search is performed for a template block centered about the point within a reference frame to find a template reference block. The template reference block has a center point that forms an anchor point pair with the corresponding point adjacent to the current block. Using coordinates of the anchor point pairs, affine coefficients for an affine transformation are generated. Using the affine transformation, a prediction block for the current block is generated and used to encode the current block within a bitstream. Providing the local affine motion prediction scheme can improve the prediction of certain blocks with complex motion, increasing compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jingning Han, Hui Su, Yaowu Xu
  • Patent number: 9860490
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is presented for network video management and recording of video signals and video analytics generated by a network of IP-enabled cameras. A set of IP cameras are connected in a LAN to a network video recorder further connected by LAN or WAN to a set of client stations. The client station operates a hybrid program including a web-browser and a native application operating on a computer. The network video recorder operates a media recorder to store video streams from the IP cameras into a media database and further operates a relational database for storing camera configuration data, device drivers, event information and alarms. The network video recorder includes a zero configuration networking discovery service for automatically detecting and downloading default configurations to the cameras. Client stations can stream video directly from IP cameras, receive recorded video streams and query the relational database for cameras and events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Tom Galvin
  • Patent number: 9860552
    Abstract: A method for deriving a motion vector predictor (MVP) receives motion vectors (MVs) associated with reference blocks of the current block. The method determines at least one first spatial search MV associated with a first MV searching order and at least one second spatial search MV associated with a second MV searching order for each neighboring reference block. Then, the method determines whether a first available-first spatial search MV exists for said at least one neighboring reference block according to the first MV searching order, and provides the first available-first spatial search MV as a spatial MVP for the current block. Finally, the method determines whether a first available-second spatial search MV exists for said at least one neighboring reference block according to the second MV searching order only if none of first spatial search MVs for said at least one neighboring reference block is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: HFI INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Jian-Liang Lin, Yi-Wen Chen, Yu-Pao Tsai, Yu-Wen Huang, Shaw-Min Lei
  • Patent number: 9852519
    Abstract: A detection system including a light source, an image sensor and a processor is provided. The light source is configured to illuminate an object. The image sensor is configured to output a picture. The processor is configured to generate an IR picture and a color picture according to the picture captured by the image sensor, identify a skin-color object in the color picture and determine an object image in the IR picture according to the skin-color object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Chung-Yuo Wu, Yu-Hao Huang
  • Patent number: 9843789
    Abstract: A still-image extracting method is disclosed. Frames of an object are extracted as still images from a moving image stream chronologically continuously captured by a camera. The camera moves relative to the object. First frames are extracted from the moving image stream. Image capture times of the extracted first frames are obtained. Image capture positions of the camera at the image capture times of the first frames are identified based on the first frames. Image capture times of the frames captured at image capture positions spaced at equal intervals are estimated based on both the image capture positions, identified by the first frames, of the camera and the obtained image capture times. Second frames at the estimated image capture times are extracted as frames captured and obtained at image capture positions spaced apart at equal intervals from the moving image stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasunobu Ogura
  • Patent number: 9832426
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an around view monitor (AVM) system that provides image information on the ambient conditions of a vehicle to a driver. In displaying a top-view image in which the front, rear, left, and right conditions of a vehicle are seen downward from a portion over the vehicle, an AVM system and method checks a driving state or driving direction of the vehicle on the basis of information received from sensors and elements included in the vehicle, and outputs the top-view image which is suitably edited depending on the driving conditions, thereby providing information necessary for driving to a driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Jun Kim, Mu Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 9832398
    Abstract: A camera system is described, particularly for a vehicle, the camera system having at least: a camera which has an image sensor and a filter mask, and a control and evaluation device which receives image signals output by the image sensor, the image sensor having an array of sensor pixels outputting pixel signals, and the filter mask having an array of filters which are disposed in front of the sensor pixels and have different wavelength-selective transmission response, a portion of the filters being attenuation filters, and sensor pixels, in front of which in each case one of the attenuation filters is disposed, outputting attenuation pixel signals. The attenuation filters advantageously attenuate white light more strongly than the other filters of the filter mask; in particular, they are blue pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Moesle, Daniela Weiss, Paul Ruhnau, Dimitrios Bariamis
  • Patent number: 9832540
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for encoding a source media program is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises the steps of transcoding the source media program to produce a constant video quality transcoded version of the media program, determining if a portion of constant video quality version of the transcoded media program fails to satisfy a constraint, if the portion of the transcoded media program fails to satisfy the constraint, adjusting at least one transcoding parameter of a set of transcoding parameters, transcoding the portion of the source media program according to the adjusted at least one transcoding parameter to produce a constant bit rate version of the portion of the transcoded media program, and substituting the constant bit rate version of the portion of the transcoded media program for the constant video quality portion of the transcoded media program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: HULU, LLC
    Inventors: Yupeng Liao, Kang Kang, Zhibing Wang
  • Patent number: 9814935
    Abstract: Enables a fitting system for sporting equipment using an application that executes on a mobile phone for example to prompt and accept motion inputs from a given motion capture sensor to measure a user's size, range of motion, speed and then utilizes that same sensor to capture motion data from a piece of equipment, for example to further optimize the fit of, or suggest purchase of a particular piece of sporting equipment. Utilizes correlation or other data mining of motion data for size, range of motion, speed of other users to maximize the fit of a piece of equipment for the user based on other user's performance with particular equipment. For example, this enables a user of a similar size, range of motion and speed to data mine for the best performance equipment, e.g., longest drive, lowest putt scores, highest winning percentage, etc., associated with other users having similar characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: BLAST MOTION INC.
    Inventors: Michael Bentley, Bhaskar Bose, Ryan Kaps
  • Patent number: 9811157
    Abstract: A method for gaze tracking achieves high performances at the same time requiring both limited processor engagement and reduced power, so as to be particularly but not exclusively fit for mobile uses is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: COGISEN S.R.L.
    Inventor: Christiaan Erik Rijnders
  • Patent number: 9804577
    Abstract: A self-contained, remotely operated, mobile measurement system for stand-off inspection of large target objects located at sites distant from an operations center of a distributed inspection system. In accordance with one embodiment, the system comprises a mobile platform with on-board instrumentation capable of making dimensional measurements in the local coordinate system of the target object. The system comprises multiple hardware and software components networked to a control interface that enables the operator at the operations center to teleoperate the equipment, including driving the mobile platform to a region of interest, calibrating the on-board local positioning system, acquiring measurement and image data, and communicating with on-site personnel if needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James J. Troy, Scott W. Lea, Gary E. Georgeson, William P. Motzer
  • Patent number: 9766469
    Abstract: A stereoscopic image display device includes: a display panel including a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix format; and a viewpoint division unit dividing light of a left-eye image and light of a right-eye image displayed by the plurality of dots and transferring the divided light to a plurality of viewpoints corresponding to each dot, wherein the viewpoint division unit includes a plurality of openings and a light blocking unit, and when a horizontal directional width of each of the plurality of openings corresponds to an m number of dots (m is a natural number), a number dots of n adjacent in the horizontal direction displaying the left-eye image and the right-eye image is equal to n=2m+1 or n=2(m+1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Goro Hamagishi, Se Huhn Hur, Kyung Ho Jung