Patents Examined by Gims Philippe
  • Patent number: 10142642
    Abstract: A video coder decodes a coding unit (CU) of video data. In decoding the video data, the video coder determines that the CU was encoded using the color space conversion. The video coder determines the initial quantization parameter (QP), determines the final QP that is equal to a sum of the initial QP and a QP offset, and inverse quantizes, based on the final QP, a coefficient block, then reconstructs the CU based on the inverse quantized coefficient blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Li Zhang, Jianle Chen, Joel Sole Rojals, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 10097847
    Abstract: A video encoding device includes: pixel bit length increasing means for increasing a pixel bit length of an input image based on pixel bit length increase information; transform means for transforming output data of the pixel bit length increasing means; entropy encoding means for entropy-encoding output data of the transform means; non-compression encoding means for non-compression-encoding input data; multiplexed data selection means for selecting output data of the entropy encoding means or output data of the non-compression encoding means; and multiplexing means for multiplexing the pixel bit length increase information in a bitstream, wherein a pixel bit length of an image corresponding to the output data of the entropy encoding means and a pixel bit length of an image corresponding to the output data of the non-compression encoding means are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi Chono, Yuzo Senda, Junji Tajime, Hirofumi Aoki, Kenta Senzaki
  • Patent number: 10091489
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes at least two image sensors and an image processing unit that performs image processing on image information that is captured by image sensors and an image display unit that displays the image information on which the image processing is performed by the image processing unit. The image processing unit displays two base points on the image display unit in a same direction as a direction in which the two image sensors are arranged, calculates a disparity value between a first base point and a second base point that are the two base points with the two image sensors, calculates a length between the first base point and the second base point, and displays a result of calculation of the length between the first base point and the second base point on the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Murayama, Kenichi Iwauchi, Kei Tokui, Yasutaka Wakabayashi, Shinichi Arita, Nao Shibuhisa
  • Patent number: 10089778
    Abstract: A projector and at least two cameras are mounted with fields of view that overlap a projection area on a three-dimensional environment. A computing device: controls the projector to project structured light patterns that uniquely illuminate portions of the environment; acquires images of the patterns from the cameras; generates a two-dimensional mapping of the portions between projector and camera space and by processing the images and correlated patterns; generates a cloud of points representing the environment using the mapping and camera positions; determines a projector location, orientation and lens characteristics from the cloud; positions a virtual camera relative to a virtual three-dimensional environment, corresponding to the environment, parameters of the virtual camera respectively matching parameters of the projector; and, controls the projector to project based on a virtual location, orientation and characteristics of the virtual camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: CHRISTIE DIGITAL SYSTEMS USA, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Moule, Derek Scott, Nick Wasilka, Ian James Fraser, James Robinson
  • Patent number: 10070039
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a focus adjusting section, a controller, and a track processing section. The focus adjusting section executes imaging operations plural times while moving a focus lens, performs a scanning operation, and moves the focus lens to a focusing position calculated based on the position where the contrast reaches the peak. The controller allows the imaging element to execute a continuous photographing operation of continuously performing the imaging operation for photographing. The track processing section tracks a subject based on the image data in which the contrast reaches the peak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi Yoneyama
  • Patent number: 9998659
    Abstract: Methods for correcting an image acquired through an Ultra Wide-Angle (UWA) lens is disclosed, where the entire image is mapped via a transformation that substantially improves the perspective, yet maintains all image information. Additional locally adaptive transformations can be applied to regions of interest in the image to fully restore the perspective. This de-warping scheme allows for flexible manipulation of the image while no content would be lost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: GEO SEMICONDUCTOR INC.
    Inventor: Zorawar Singh Bassi
  • Patent number: 9990615
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments relate to entertainment systems and, more particularly, certain exemplary embodiments relate to jukebox systems that incorporate digital downloading jukebox features along with karaoke jukebox and/or photo booth features. A combined karaoke/photo booth/jukebox may enable more integrated performance-like experiences in an in-home or out-of-home location or venue. By leveraging vast audio media libraries, trusted rights-respecting network infrastructure, and on-site image/video capturing from integrated recorders and/or remote portable devices, a more sociable experience may be created for karaoke jukebox patrons, e.g., where custom content can be generated and shared in a safe and legally appropriate manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TouchTunes Music Corporation
    Inventors: Ed Rivera, Michael Tooker, Francois Guy, Francois Beaumier, Charles Battle, Mounir Khenfir, Charles Garneau
  • Patent number: 9992500
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques for evaluating video quality of compressed versions of a motion video to select compressed frames of that motion video without access to an uncompressed version. A device to transmit motion video includes a device scoring component to select a set of coefficients from a vector correlating temporal complexity values to sets of coefficients based on a temporal complexity of a first compressed frame of a first compressed video data, the vector derived from opinion scores associated with at least one viewing characteristic of a viewing device; and a selection component to select either the first compressed frame or a second compressed frame of a second compressed data to transmit to the viewing device based on a metric of video quality derived from the selected set of coefficients, the first and second compressed data representing a motion video. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lark Kwon Choi, Yiting Liao, Barry O'Mahony
  • Patent number: 9992415
    Abstract: A method for correlating views of two or more video camera systems includes obtaining a plurality of data point coordinate sets to represent relative positioning between the camera systems and data point objects in the environment. The views may be correlated through Interpolation or extrapolation using the obtained data point coordinate sets. Devices such as lasers may also be used to correlate views of two or more video camera systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: William Matthew Salivar, John Michael Rozmus, Robert Gerald Palmer
  • Patent number: 9979966
    Abstract: A video-information encoding apparatus and decoding apparatus with a guarantee of a fixed processing time. By limiting the amount of data to be input into/output from a CABAC encoding unit and decoding unit on a unit-of-encoding basis, such as one picture, slice, macroblock or block, and by encoding uncompressed video data, it is possible to provide a video-information encoding apparatus and decoding apparatus with a guarantee of a fixed processing time. Thereby, an apparatus with a guarantee of the processing time can be mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichi Yagasaki, Osamu Sunohara, Jun Murayama
  • Patent number: 9979947
    Abstract: A system is provided for use with a video input signal and a video unit. The video input signal can be one of a two dimensional video signal and a three dimensional video signal. The video unit can display a three dimensional video and a two dimensional video. The system includes a receiver portion, a processing portion, a switching portion and an output portion. The receiver portion can receive the video input signal. The processing portion can output a first signal in a first mode of operation and can output a second signal in a second mode of operation, wherein the first signal is based on the video input signal and the second signal is based on the video input signal. The switching portion can switch the processing portion from the first mode of operation to the second mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: David B. Lazarus, Yaxi Zhang
  • Patent number: 9971153
    Abstract: A method and devices for displaying images, the method comprising: receiving an image, the image comprising depth information; determining at least a first group of pixels and a second group of pixels, based on the depth information; and displaying the first group of pixels at a first focus position of the projection device, and the second group of pixels at a second focus position of the projection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: FRIMORY TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Ron Fridental
  • Patent number: 9973749
    Abstract: A method includes encoding information of at least two short-term reference picture sets into a bitstream; encoding into the bitstream a structure of pictures description with an indication being indicative of which one of the at least two short-term reference picture sets to be used for decoding by a picture in question within the structure of pictures, the structure of pictures including one or more consecutive pictures in decoding order; encoding pictures according to the structure of pictures description into the bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Miska Matias Hannuksela, Srikanth Manchenahally Gopalakrishna
  • Patent number: 9967593
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an image processing device and method enabling deterioration in encoding efficiency to be suppressed. A control information adding unit 184 embeds one picture worth of control information held in a control information holding unit 183 into a slice header of a predetermined slice, in encoded data held in an encoded data holding unit 182. For example, the control information adding unit 184 embeds one picture worth of control information in the slice header of the first-transmitted slice in the frame to be processed in the encoded data. The control information adding unit 184 outputs encoded data to which the control information has been added, in a predetermined order. The present invention can be applied to, for example, an image processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Kondo, Junichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9961349
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for splitting the audio of media content into separate content files without introducing boundary artifacts is described. A computing system for streaming media content including audio and video comprises a database to store a plurality of content files and a server coupled to the database to deliver the plurality of content files over one or more network connections. Each of the plurality of content files comprises an encoded portion of the video encoded according to a frame rate and having a fixed-time duration and an encoded portion of the audio encoded according to a codec-enforced frame size and having a plurality of full audio frames having the codec-enforced frame size. A duration of the encoded portion of the audio of one or more of the plurality of content files is greater than or less than the fixed-time duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Calvin Ryan Owen
  • Patent number: 9961264
    Abstract: A camera including a camera lens, acquisition circuitry receiving images via the camera lens, for acquiring a first field of view when the camera lens is in a first orientation and for acquiring a second field of view when the camera lens is in a second orientation, and a viewfinder displaying the second field of view when the camera lens is in the second orientation and displaying at least a portion of the first field of view at least partially composited with the second field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures I LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Teo
  • Patent number: 9958319
    Abstract: A method for determining a critical angle of total reflection based upon images captured at different angles of incidence of a light beam includes illuminating a sample with an excitation light beam, capturing images of at least part of the sample at a plurality of different angles of incidence of the excitation light beam, and determining a critical angle of total reflection at an interface of the sample based upon analysis of the images. An apparatus for determining a critical angle of total reflection at an interface of a sample includes a light source arrangement to illuminate a sample with an angle of incidence, an image capturing arrangement to capture an image of the sample, and a processing arrangement to determine the critical angle of total reflection at an interface of the sample on the basis of an analysis of images captured at a plurality of different angles of incidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventor: Robin Zur Nieden
  • Patent number: 9955058
    Abstract: A multi-codec camera system includes a multi-codec camera that acquires video in the form of multiple compression-rate image data and a determination module that selects image data from the multiple compression-rate image data acquired by the multi-codec camera according to a predetermined reference, wherein when a predetermined object is detected from the video acquired by the multi-codec camera, the determination module selects image data at a compression rate according to the size of the detected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideo Miyamaki
  • Patent number: 9948943
    Abstract: A combination of image data and depth data is supplied defining luminance and/or color for image positions in an image and distance to objects visible at said image positions respectively. The image data and the depth data are compressed by a compressor (120) and decompressed by a decompressor (16). The depth data is dilated before said compressing, to move an edge between a region of image positions with a relatively smaller distance and a region of image positions with a relatively greater distance towards the region of image positions with a relatively greater distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Reinier Bernardus Maria Klein Gunnewiek, Christiaan Varekamp
  • Patent number: 9948945
    Abstract: A method for generating a prediction block in Advanced Motion Vector Prediction (AMVP) mode to reconstruct a prediction-coded video signal using a motion vector approximate to original motion information. An AMVP candidate list is generated using effective spatial and temporal AMVP candidates for a current Prediction Unit (PU). If the number of the effective AMVP candidates is smaller than a predetermined value, a motion vector having a predetermined value as a candidate to the AMVP candidate list. Then a motion vector corresponding to an AMVP index of the current PU from among motion vectors included in the AMVP candidate list is determined to be a motion vector predictor of the current PU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: IBEX PT HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwangje Kim, Hyunoh Oh