Patents Examined by Gims S. Philippe
  • Patent number: 10419746
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a 3D display apparatus and a 3D display method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengcheng Lu, Xue Dong, Xiaochuan Chen, Ming Yang, Qian Wang, Lei Wang, Rui Xu, Jian Gao, Xiaochen Niu
  • Patent number: 10417520
    Abstract: A detection system comprises an analysis unit for analyzing successive images generated by a monitoring sensor to determine in an image a position of an axis representative of the displacement of the aircraft between two successive images, the so-called real position, a computation unit for computing, on the basis of data relating to a displacement of an aircraft between the generations of these two images and of the positioning of the monitoring sensor on the aircraft, a position in an image of an axis representative of the displacement of the aircraft, the theoretical position, an estimation unit for estimating the angular disparity between the real position and the theoretical position, and a comparison unit for comparing this angular disparity with at least one predefined tolerance value so as to detect a misalignment when this angular disparity is greater than this tolerance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventor: Stephane Gauthier
  • Patent number: 10419779
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and a method for coding a 3D video, a decoding method, according to the present invention, comprising the steps of: receiving, through a first syntax, a camera parameter for switching a depth value into a disparity value; determining whether the camera parameter which applies to a previous slice or picture applies to a current slice or picture; and if the camera parameter applies to a current slice or picture, deriving a disparity value of a current block on the basis of the camera parameter. According to the present invention, slices or pictures of a certain interval may share the same camera parameter, the transmission of overlapping information may be prevented, and coding efficiency may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunmi Yoo, Junghak Nam, Sehoon Yea
  • Patent number: 10412396
    Abstract: Methods and devices for encoding and decoding video are described that partition transform blocks into coefficient groups. The coefficients within non-zero coefficients are run-length coded in a reverse scan order within the group. Prior to coefficient coding, data is encoded indicating which coefficient group in group scan order is the last to contain a non-zero coefficient. Then data is encoded indicating the position within that last non-zero coefficient group of the last non-zero coefficient in scan order inside the coefficient group. Thus the decoder is able to decode run-length data knowing the positions of the coefficients and eliminating the need for end-of-block flags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Dake He, Tianying Ji, Jing Wang, Xiaofeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10409542
    Abstract: A display system includes a first display device having an active display region having individually controllable pixels, a sensor to generate information that is useful for determining a position of the first display device relative to a second display device, and a display controller to determine the position of the first display device relative to the second display device based on the information generated by the sensor. The display controller determines an image to be shown on the first display device based on the position of the first display device relative to the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Rex Huang, Wei-Ru Chen, Eric Huang
  • Patent number: 10390689
    Abstract: A family of endoscopes includes a non-zero degree endoscope (210) and a zero degree endoscope (200). Zero degree endoscope (210) includes a first image capture unit (220A) mounted in a distal portion (270A) of the zero degree endoscope with a lengthwise axis of the first image capture unit substantially parallel to a lengthwise axis of that distal portion. Non-zero degree endoscope (210) includes a second image capture unit (220B) mounted in a distal portion (270B) of the non-zero degree endoscope with a lengthwise axis of the second image capture unit intersecting a lengthwise axis of that distal portion at a non-zero angle ?. The first and second image capture units have substantially identical non-folded optical paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Ian E. McDowall
  • Patent number: 10394317
    Abstract: Embodiments for interaction with holographic image notifications by a processor. A notification to a user is displayed on an electronic device as a holographic image along a secondary field of view (FOV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10397451
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes a camera and a processor operable to process captured image data. With the vehicle moving, the processor models outputs of photosensing elements of the camera as Gaussian distributions. With the vehicle moving, the processor determines an output of respective photosensing elements over multiple frames of captured image data, and determines whether the output of a photosensing element fits the Gaussian distribution for that element. Responsive to determination that the output of the element fits within the respective Gaussian distribution for that element, the system classifies that element as a blocked element. Responsive to determination that the output of the element does not fit within the respective Gaussian distribution for that element, the system classifies that element as a not blocked element. Responsive to determination that the ratio of blocked elements to not blocked elements is greater than a threshold ratio, a blockage condition is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yuesheng Lu, Shawn T. Hunt
  • Patent number: 10397538
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for supporting the capture of images of surfaces of an environment visible from a default viewing position and capturing images of surfaces not visible from the default viewing position, e.g., occluded surfaces, are described. Occluded and non-occluded image portions are packed into one or more frames and communicated to a playback device for use as textures which can be applied to a model of the environment where the images were captured. An environmental model includes a model of surfaces which are occluded from view from a default viewing position but which maybe viewed is the user shifts the user's viewing location. Occluded image content can be incorporated directly into a frame that also includes non-occluded image data or sent in frames of a separate, e.g., auxiliary content stream that is multiplexed with the main content stream which communicates image data corresponding to non-occluded environmental portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: NEXTVR Inc.
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss
  • Patent number: 10388133
    Abstract: A surveillance camera is a dome type surveillance camera and includes a base, a connecting member connected to the base, a plurality of cameras connected to the connecting member such that imaging directions of the cameras move in an elevation angle direction with respect to the base, and a dome type cover fixed to the base so as to cover the connecting member and the plurality of cameras. One camera, out of the plurality of cameras, moves such that the imaging direction of the one camera is aligned with a top of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kondou, Yuki Yoshikuni, Yu Jojima, Takashi Saito
  • Patent number: 10389969
    Abstract: A video processing system includes: an object movement information acquiring means for detecting a moving object moving in a plurality of segment regions from video data obtained by shooting a monitoring target area, and acquiring movement segment region information as object movement information, the movement segment region information representing segment regions where the detected moving object has moved; an object movement information and video data storing means for storing the object movement information in association with the video data corresponding to the object movement information; a retrieval condition inputting means for inputting a sequence of the segment regions as a retrieval condition; and a video data retrieving means for retrieving the object movement information in accordance with the retrieval condition and outputting video data stored in association with the retrieved object movement information, the object movement information being stored by the object movement information and video d
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasufumi Hirakawa
  • Patent number: 10389928
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for detecting and locating a blast, including muzzle flash, created by the launch of a projectile from a gun barrel, rocket tube or similar device, generally associated with weapons fire. The method is used in conjunction with electro-optical imaging sensors and provides the azimuth and elevation from the detecting sensor to the launch location of the blast and also provides the weapon classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Brown, John E. Hutchison, III, Jami H. Davis, Joshua K. Gabonia
  • Patent number: 10390023
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for signaling and receiving a video signal for processing is disclosed. Methods for determining a most probable mode for predicting a current prediction block are provided as well as new methods for grouping intra prediction modes into prediction groups. Methods for predicting a prediction block of video data as well as signaling intra prediction modes are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaehyun Lim, Jungsun Kim, Seungwook Park, Jaewon Sung, Byeongmoon Jeon, Joonyoung Park, Yongjoon Jeon, Younghee Choi
  • Patent number: 10375300
    Abstract: A method for processing a plurality of input images associated with a respective plurality of input times, the input images and input times being provided by an event timing system, comprises: selecting an output frame rate; generating a plurality of output images, corresponding to the output frame rate, from the plurality of input images; and assigning to each output image a final output time provided by the event timing system, the final output time being the input time associated with an input image contributing to the output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LYNX SYSTEM DEVELOPERS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy W. Aldridge, Kirk Sigel, Douglas DeAngelis, Mike E. Ciholas
  • Patent number: 10368097
    Abstract: A method comprising decoding one or both chroma components of a coded texture picture into one or two decoded chroma sample arrays, obtaining a reference sample array on the basis of said one or two decoded chroma sample arrays, and forming a decoded depth view component on the basis of said reference sample array; encoding one or two chroma components of a texture picture into one or two coded chroma components and reconstructing one or two reconstructed chroma sample arrays, obtaining a reference sample array on the basis of said one or two reconstructed chroma sample arrays, and using the reference sample array as a reference for prediction in encoding of a depth view component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Payman Aflaki Beni, Miska Matias Hannuksela
  • Patent number: 10368093
    Abstract: A method of compressing digital image data is provided that includes selecting an entropy code for encoding a line of pixels in the digital image data, wherein the entropy code is selected from a plurality of variable length entropy codes, using spatial prediction to compute a pixel predictor and a pixel residual for a pixel in the line of pixels, and selectively encoding the pixel residual using one of the entropy code or run mode encoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ying Chen, Madhukar Budagavi, Minhua Zhou
  • Patent number: 10368085
    Abstract: A method of performing motion vector prediction for a current block in a picture is provided which includes: deriving a candidate for a motion vector predictor to code a current motion vector of the current block, from a first motion vector of a first block that is spatially adjacent or temporally adjacent to the current block; adding the derived candidate to a list of candidates; and deriving at least one motion vector predictor based on a selected candidate from the list of candidates, wherein the deriving of the candidate includes determining whether to derive the candidate from the first motion vector, based on a type of a current reference picture and a type of a first reference picture, the current reference picture being referred to from the current block using the current motion vector, the first reference picture being referred to from the first block using the first motion vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Chong Soon Lim, Sue Mon Thet Naing, Takahiro Nishi, Hisao Sasai, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: 10362293
    Abstract: A 3D track assessment system for identifying and assessing features of a railway track bed based on 3D elevation and intensity data gathered from the railway track bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TETRA TECH, INC.
    Inventor: Darel Mesher
  • Patent number: 10356432
    Abstract: A device for decoding video data includes a memory configured to store the video data; and one or more processors configured to receive, in a picture parameter set (PPS), a first syntax element indicating that a palette predictor is to be generated using PPS-level palette predictor initializers; receive, in the PPS, a second syntax element indicating a number of the PPS-level palette predictor initializers included in the PPS is equal to zero; and decode a block of video data based on the first syntax element and the second syntax element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vadim Seregin, Rajan Laxman Joshi, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 10354410
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for determining a position of a first object (14) within a second object (13), wherein the first object (14) contacts the second object (13) at a contact region. The apparatus (1) comprises a provision unit (2) for providing a three-dimensional model (20) of the second object (13). A projection unit (5, 6, 7, 21) generates a two-dimensional projection image (26) of the first object (14) and of the second object (13), and a registration unit (8) registers the three-dimensional model (20) with the two-dimensional projection image (26). A determination unit (9) determines the position of the contact region from the position of the first object (14) on the two-dimensional projection image (26) and the registered three-dimensional model (20) of the second object (13), wherein the position of the contact region is the position of the first object (14) within the second object (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Hendrikus Petrus Bertrams, Gerardus Henricus Maria Gijsbers