Patents Examined by Gims S. Philippe
  • Patent number: 11153561
    Abstract: A video encoding method for encoding a series of images of original video data into an encoded video, comprises setting a periodic intra refresh pattern for the encoding of the series of images; setting a number of delta frames to be added between consecutive intra refresh frames of the periodic intra refresh pattern, thereby adjusting the intra refresh periodicity of the encoded video stream; and encoding the series of images of original video data into the encoded video stream using the set periodic intra refresh pattern and the set number of delta frames to be added between consecutive intra refresh frames. During the encoding, a current intra refresh frame is set to directly refer to a previous intra refresh frame and each delta frame added in between two consecutive intra refresh frames is set to only refer to a previous one of the two consecutive intra refresh frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventor: Viktor Edpalm
  • Patent number: 11136123
    Abstract: Networking methods and systems are provided for a transportation vehicle with seat devices. One method includes detecting operational software installation for a first seat device to access an entertainment system with media files of a virtual local storage (VLS) media set distributed across storage of a portion of the seat devices; identifying a second seat device configured to store the operational software in a downloadable configuration; providing the operational software in the downloadable configuration to the first seat device; installing the operational software at the first seat device; determining that the first seat device is a member of the VLS media set, based on a location of the first seat; transmitting a portion of the VLS media set from one or more seat devices to the first seat device; and persistently storing the portion of the VLS media set at persistent storage of the first seat device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Braun
  • Patent number: 11134848
    Abstract: A mobile hyperspectral camera system is described. The mobile hyperspectral camera system comprises a mobile host device comprising a processor and a display: a plurality of cameras, coupled to the processor, configured to capture images in distinct spectral bands; and a hyperspectral flash array, coupled to the processor, configured to provide illumination to the distinct spectral bands. A method of implementing a mobile hyperspectral camera system is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Raja Bala, Sourabh Ravindran, Hamid Rahim Sheikh, Youngjun Yoo, Michael Oliver Polley
  • Patent number: 11138753
    Abstract: A method for localizing a sensor in a vehicle includes using a first sensor mounted on a vehicle to capture at least one image of a moveable element of the vehicle, the moveable element having a predetermined spatial relationship to a second sensor mounted on the vehicle, the moveable element being moveable relative to the first sensor; determining spatial information on the moveable element on the basis of the at least one image; and localizing the second sensor on the basis of the spatial information by a transformation rule representing the predetermined spatial relationship between the moveable element and the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Alexander Barth, David Schiebener, Andrew J. Lasley, Detlef Wilke
  • Patent number: 11134250
    Abstract: A method for controlling video coding including obtaining an image frame. The image frame includes a plurality of coding block groups each associated with a respective coding control model. The method further includes determining whether a coding block group is an initial coding block group or a subsequent coding block group of the image frame. If the coding block group is the initial coding block group, for an initial coding control model associated with the initial coding block group, values of one or more coding parameters are determined based on a bit allocation for the initial coding block group, and the initial coding block group is encoded using the initial coding control model with the determined values of the one or more coding parameters. If the coding block group is the subsequent coding block group, a bit allocation for the subsequent coding block group is updated based on the encoded initial coding block group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liang Zhao, Wenyi Su, Lei Zhu
  • Patent number: 11134407
    Abstract: A center server is an information processing apparatus communicable with a vehicle including an imaging apparatus and a user terminal of a user of the vehicle. The center server includes a data transmission request unit configured to request the vehicle to transmit imaging data captured by the imaging apparatus when a predetermined request signal is received from the user terminal, and a data transmission unit configured to transmit the imaging data received from the vehicle in response to the request to the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Teruhide Hayashida
  • Patent number: 11128888
    Abstract: This application relates to a method and apparatus, a storage medium, and a computer device for video encoding and decoding. The video encoding method includes: acquiring a reference frame corresponding to a current frame to be encoded from a video input; determining a sub-pixel interpolation mode, the sub-pixel interpolation mode comprising one of a direct sub-pixel interpolation mode or a sampled sub-pixel interpolation mode; processing the reference frame according to resolution information of the current frame using an interpolation in the sub-pixel interpolation mode, to obtain a corresponding target reference frame; and encoding the current frame according to the target reference frame, to obtain encoded data corresponding to the current frame. By using the foregoing video encoding method, a reference frame corresponding to a current frame to be encoded can be flexibly selected, thereby effectively improving the utilization efficiency of reference frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Xinwei Gao, Xunan Mao, Chenchen Gu
  • Patent number: 11128929
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for presenting subtitle data during media asset fast-access playback operations. Specifically, the system may detect initiation of a fast-access playback operation during playback of a media asset and identify consecutive frames to be displayed during the fast-access playback operation that have associated subtitle data. The system may combine the subtitle data associated with the consecutive frames into a display arrangement and generate for display, with each consecutive frame, instead of the associated subtitle data, the display arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventor: Eric Dorsey
  • Patent number: 11119718
    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: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Rex Huang, Wei-Ru Chen, Eric Huang
  • Patent number: 11106026
    Abstract: According to some examples, an instrument for scanning a specimen on a specimen holder. The instrument includes a scanning stage for supporting the specimen, and a detector having a plurality of pixels. The scanning stage and the detector are movable relative to each other to move the specimen in a scan direction during a scan. At least some of the pixels of the detector are operable to collect light from different depths inside the specimen during the scan and generate corresponding image data. The instrument also includes a processor operable to perform MSIA on the image data to generate a 3D image of the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HURON TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: A. E. Dixon, Savvas Damaskinos, Alfonso Ribes, Jasper Hayes
  • Patent number: 11102445
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide for using data encapsulation to extend support of an Audio Video Transport Protocol (AVTP) standard, which can be used in such applications as data network communications between sensors (e.g., cameras, motion, radar, etc.) and computing equipment within vehicles (e.g., smart and autonomous cars).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Ethernovia Inc.
    Inventors: Darren S. Engelkemier, Poon-Kuen Leung, Roy T. Myers, Jr., Hossein Sedarat, Ramin Shirani
  • Patent number: 11089282
    Abstract: A method for displaying a three dimensional (ā€œ3Dā€) image includes rendering a frame of 3D image data. The method also includes analyzing the frame of 3D image data to generate depth data. The method further includes using the depth data to segment the 3D image data into i) at least one near frame of two dimensional (ā€œ2Dā€) image data corresponding to a near depth, and ii) at least one far frame of 2D image data corresponding to a far depth that is farther than the near depth from a point of view. Moreover, the method includes displaying the near and far frames at the near and far depths respectively. The near and far frames are displayed simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Blake Taylor
  • Patent number: 11089237
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus mountable on a moveable apparatus includes a plurality of lighting-imaging units, each configured to capture an image of a different area on an object in a direction intersecting with a movement direction of the moveable apparatus. The each of the plurality of lighting-imaging units includes a light source unit configured to illuminate a partial area on the object as a lighting area; and an image capture unit configured to capture an image of an image capture area set within the lighting area. The plurality of lighting-imaging units captures an image of a non-overlapped lighting area on the object where the lighting areas of the plurality of lighting-imaging units do not overlap with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shusaku Takasu
  • Patent number: 11082683
    Abstract: Stereoscopic viewing systems may be adjusted for a user's inter-pupillary distance (IPD). An inter-pupillary distance (IPD) value is determined from a signal from a position sensitive device coupled to two moveable sighting fixtures mounted to a head mounted display (HMD) having two fixed optics configured for a specific inter-pupillary distance. The position sensitive device is configured to produce a signal that corresponds to a distance between the two sighting fixtures. The images are warped with a processor to optimize display of the images with the two fixed optics for the determined IPD value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey R. Stafford
  • Patent number: 11068225
    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: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Rex Huang, Wei-Ru Chen, Eric Huang
  • Patent number: 11068731
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted display system for enhancing a driver's forward viewability, which comprises a forwardly directed camera mounted within an interior of the vehicle, for imaging a forwardly directed expected field of view (EFOV) of the driver; an image generator; and a processing unit in data communication with both the forwardly directed camera and the image generator. The processing unit is operable to monitor a parameter indicative of a driver's forward viewability through a front windshield of a road over which the vehicle advances during a transportation operation and to command the image generator to generate when a value of the monitored parameter deviates from a predetermined parameter range, within the vehicle interior, an EFOV-related image which is visible to the driver and is based on image data received from the forwardly directed camera, to ensure the driver's forward viewability during the course of a transportation operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Foresight Automotive Ltd.
    Inventors: Haim Siboni, Levi Zruya
  • Patent number: 11070757
    Abstract: An image sensor with a distance sensing function and an operating method thereof are provided. The image sensor includes a pixel array, a cluster analog to digital converter readout circuit, and a column readout circuit. The pixel array includes a plurality of sub-pixel groups arranged in an array. The plurality of sub-pixel groups are spaced apart from each other by a circuit layout area. The cluster analog to digital converter readout circuit is disposed in the circuit layout area of the pixel array. A distance sensing pixel of each of the plurality of sub-pixel groups is configured to perform time-of-flight ranging. The column readout circuit is disposed adjacent to the pixel array. A plurality of image sensing pixels of each of plurality of the sub-pixel groups are configured to perform image sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Guangzhou Tyrafos Semiconductor Technologies Co., LTD
    Inventors: Ping-Hung Yin, Jia-Shyang Wang, Teng-Chien Yu
  • Patent number: 11064165
    Abstract: A trailering assist system includes a receiving device disposed at an equipped vehicle and a trailer camera at a rear of a trailer. When the vehicle is towing the trailer, the trailer camera captures image data and a transmitter at the trailer wirelessly communicates captured image data to the receiving device at the equipped vehicle. The receiving device at the equipped vehicle receives the communicated image data and a display device in the equipped vehicle displays video images derived from the received image data. When another vehicle is towing the trailer, a controller at the trailer determines that the other vehicle is towing the trailer and the transmitter attempts to wirelessly communicate with another receiving device. Responsive to establishing wireless communication with the other receiving device, the transmitter transmits trailer identification information to the other receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Kevin P. Kiliman
  • Patent number: 11064179
    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: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: David B. Lazarus, Yaxi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11044401
    Abstract: A panoramic camera includes a casing, at least two independent camera units fixed on the casing, a first image processor electrically connected to each image sensor, and a device to sense level of ambient light. The camera units acquire images captured by each of the camera units and can stitch the images together to form a panoramic image. A second image processor is electrically connected to the first image processor, the second image processor obtains the panoramic image from the first image processor and by training or deep learning can focus on and zoom into a region of particular interest (ROPI) in the panoramic image. The ROPI can be edited and clipped out and the clipped images can be synthesized to form close-up images of the ROPI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY(SHENZHEN) CO.LTD.
    Inventors: Liang-Kao Chang, Yu-An Cho