Patents Examined by Frederick D Bailey
  • Patent number: 10406981
    Abstract: A vision system of a vehicle includes a camera disposed at a vehicle and having a field of view forward of the vehicle and operable to capture image data. A vehicle-based GPS system is operable to determine a geographical location of the vehicle. A control includes an image processor operable to process image data captured by the camera. Responsive at least in part to processing of captured image data by the image processor to determine lane markings and responsive at least in part to the GPS system and responsive at least in part to map data mapping the road along which the vehicle is traveling, the control is operable to determine an enhanced estimation of the path of travel of the vehicle. The enhanced estimation may be based on reliability levels or weighting factors of the determined lane markings and the map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: William J. Chundrlik, Jr., Marc Wimmershoff
  • Patent number: 10411210
    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: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Bibl, Kapil V. Sakariya, Charles R. Griggs, James Michael Perkins
  • Patent number: 10404979
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide an apparatus for encoding a sequence of pictures into a coded bit stream. The apparatus can include a decoded picture buffer (DPB) configured to store reference pictures, at least one of the reference pictures being an interpolated reference picture (IRP), an interpolation circuit configured to generate the IRP based on the reference pictures stored in the DPB, an encoding circuit configured to encode a current picture in the sequence of pictures based on a value of a variable indicating whether the current picture is to be encoded using the IRP, and an encoding controller configured to determine the value of the variable according to a size of DPB and the reference pictures stored in the DPB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Shan Liu, Xiaozhong Xu
  • Patent number: 10397584
    Abstract: A method of decoding a image according to an embodiment of the present invention, which supports a plurality of layers, may comprise the steps of: receiving information on a reference layer used to decode a current picture for inter-layer prediction; inducing the number of valid reference layer pictures used to decode the current picture on the basis of the information on the reference layer; and performing inter-layer prediction on the basis of the number of valid reference layer pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Ha Hyun Lee, Jung Won Kang, Jin Ho Lee, Jin Soo Choi, Jin Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 10375400
    Abstract: A method of decoding a image according to an embodiment of the present invention, which supports a plurality of layers, may comprise the steps of: receiving information on a reference layer used to decode a current picture for inter-layer prediction; inducing the number of valid reference layer pictures used to decode the current picture on the basis of the information on the reference layer; and performing inter-layer prediction on the basis of the number of valid reference layer pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Ha Hyun Lee, Jung Won Kang, Jin Ho Lee, Jin Soo Choi, Jin Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 10362327
    Abstract: An enhanced prediction direction method and encoding syntax for B-pictures in state-of-the-art video compression. In bi-directional prediction, instead of using one motion vector (MV) from list 0 and one from list 1, both may be alternatively drawn from list 0 or list 1, and this information communicated to a decoder similarly configured for recognizing the generalized syntax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ehsan Maani
  • Patent number: 10350455
    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: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: BLAST MOTION INC.
    Inventors: Michael Bentley, Bhaskar Bose, Ryan Kaps
  • Patent number: 10354413
    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: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventor: Chung-Yuo Wu
  • Patent number: 10339366
    Abstract: A user verification system employs forward and rearward facing imaging devices on a mobile communication device. An image is displayed on the display of a computing device from which a user wishes to access computer services. The user captures the displayed image with one of the imaging devices on the mobile communication device and simultaneously takes a picture of the user. An authentication system compares the displayed image captured by the mobile communication device with a stored image to determine a match. A successful match results in a displayed match indicator. In addition, the captured facial image of the user is compared with a stored image of an authenticated user. A successful match between the captured facial image and the stored image results in the generation of a facial match indicator. Computer access is granted to an authenticated user only if both the captured display image and the captured facial image result in a match with the stored counterpart images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MobileSphere Holdings II LLC
    Inventor: Robert G. Mechaley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10339390
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology may comprise a method and apparatus for an on-vehicle camera system capable of calibrating the camera's orientation (i.e. pitch, yaw, roll angles) in relation to the vehicle's coordinate system utilizing normally-encountered imagery. The method and apparatus may comprise utilizing an image processor to detect features from pixel data of image frames, match features, provide an estimated orientation, and validate the orientation. A system utilizing the method and apparatus may transmit the camera's orientation with respect to the vehicle coordinate system to a peripheral system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Rui Shen
  • Patent number: 10326997
    Abstract: A method of decoding a image according to an embodiment of the present invention, which supports a plurality of layers, may comprise the steps of: receiving information on a reference layer used to decode a current picture for inter-layer prediction; inducing the number of valid reference layer pictures used to decode the current picture on the basis of the information on the reference layer; and performing inter-layer prediction on the basis of the number of valid reference layer pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Ha Hyun Lee, Jung Won Kang, Jin Ho Lee, Jin Soo Choi, Jin Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 10321161
    Abstract: A signal processor receives settings information. The settings information specifies a setting of a given element for each image in a sequence of multiple images in which the given element resides. The signal processor also receives precision metadata specifying an estimated precision of each of the settings of the given element for each image in the sequence. Based on the settings information and the precision metadata, the signal processor generates a setting value for the given element. If the setting value produced for the given element is relatively stable, and thus likely a better representation of a setting for the given element than a current setting of the given element, the signal processor utilizes the generated setting value instead of the current setting for encoding purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: V-NOVA INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Luca Rossato, Guido Meardi
  • Patent number: 10313643
    Abstract: An imaging system having four image sensors comprises a first dichroic filter, a second dichroic filter, and a third dichroic filter. The first dichroic filter reflects light having a first wavelength band and a second wavelength band toward a second dichroic filter, and transmits light having a third wavelength band and a fourth wavelength band toward the third dichroic filter. The second dichroic filter reflects light having the first wavelength band toward the first image sensor, and transmits light having the second wavelength band toward the second image sensor. The third dichroic filter reflects light having the third wavelength band toward the third image sensor, and transmits light having the fourth wavelength band toward the fourth image sensor. The first dichroic filter, the second dichroic filter, and the third dichroic filter are included in an integrated part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Chun-Sheng Fan
  • Patent number: 10313660
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an image input section through which a two-dimensional image signal is input; an image converting section which receives the image signal output from the image input section and generates and outputs a left eye image and a right eye image for realizing stereopsis; and an image output section which outputs the left eye image and the right eye image output from the image converting section. The image converting section extracts a spatial characteristic amount of the input image signal, generates at least one of the left eye image and the right eye image through an image conversion process in which the characteristic amount is applied, and performs the image conversion process of a different type according to a comparison result of distance information of a preset region unit in the input image signal and a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio Yamazaki, Seiji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10313675
    Abstract: A method includes determining whether a rate distortion cost of a compressed video is above a cost threshold, the compressed video being encoded using a first constant rate factor (CRF). Upon determining the quality of a compressed video is above a cost threshold calculating a second CRF based on the first CRF, and encoding a video associated with the compressed video using the second CRF. Upon determining the quality of a compressed video is below a cost threshold encoding the video using the first CRF and a target bitrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Yao-Chung Lin, Anil Christopher Kokaram, Andrew Joseph Crawford, Hugh Pierre Denman
  • Patent number: 10313682
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described for performing an intra block copying process to code video data. A video decoding device that includes a memory and one or more processors may perform the techniques. The memory may be configured to store a current block of a picture. The processors may be configured to perform an intra block copying process to decode the current block using a prediction block that is from a same slice or a same tile as that in which the coded current block resides, the prediction block restricted to be within a search region that only includes the same slice or the same tile as that in which the coded current block resides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Chao Pang, Liwei Guo, Jianle Chen, Rajan Laxman Joshi, Joel Sole Rojals, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 10313696
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for storing video information, to a method for parsing video information and to an apparatus using the same. The method for storing video information according to the present invention comprises: a step of encoding video information; and a step of storing a network abstraction layer (NAL) unit including the encoded video information in a decoder configuration record. The decoder configuration record may include information indicating the type of NAL unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC
    Inventors: Hendry Hendry, Kyungho Kim, Jinpil Kim, Byeongmoon Jeon, Jungsun Kim, Sangoh Jeong
  • Patent number: 10302423
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shape measurement apparatus includes main pattern illumination parts, main image-capturing parts and a control part. The main pattern illumination parts obliquely illuminate grating pattern light in different directions toward a measurement target. The main image-capturing parts obtain a grating pattern image of the measurement target by receiving reflection light of the grating pattern light illuminated from the main pattern illumination parts and obliquely reflected by the measurement target. The control part produces height data of the measurement target using grating pattern images of the measurement target, or produces height data of the measurement target using image positions of plane images for the measurement target and texture information of the measurement target. The control part employs a grating pattern illuminated on the measurement target as the texture information to produce height data of the measurement target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: KOH YOUNG TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Moon Young Jeon
  • Patent number: 10291850
    Abstract: A method of operating an inspection device includes collecting a plurality of successive image frames using an image sensor of the inspection device and displaying the plurality of successive image frames on a display of the inspection device. The method includes processing, via a processor of the inspection device, each image frame of the plurality of successive image frames by determining a motion parameter of each respective image frame and adding each respective image frame to a frame buffer when the respective image frame is motion free. The method includes receiving a control signal from a user interface of the inspection device requesting an image frame output. The method further includes determining, via the processor of the inspection device, a noise-reduced image frame from the frame buffer in response to the control signal and outputting the noise-reduced image frame in response to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Clark Alexander Bendall, Thomas Charles Ward, Melissa Rose Stancato
  • Patent number: 10291277
    Abstract: A secure portable patrol system including a portable patrol device and a base unit is revealed. The patrol device is a portable rectangular body disposed with a multi-image display screen on a front surface thereof. The patrol device is disposed with an IR image capture unit, a wireless call unit and a first SIM card communication unit so that users can perform multiple tasks by the single patrol device such as checking whether there is area that overheats or abnormal conditions that occur. The base unit includes a specific transmitter while the patrol device is set with a specific port for electrical connection to the specific transmitter. Thereby the patrol device and the base unit are electrically connected for secure data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AMOBILE INTELLIGENT CORP. LIMITED
    Inventor: Min Lee