Patents Examined by Heather R. Jones
  • Patent number: 10783930
    Abstract: A display control device includes an assigning unit and a display control unit. The assigning unit assigns, with respect to S number of units of display (where S is an integer equal to or greater than two) included in a display area in which units of display having the width equal to L number of pixels (where L is an integer equal to or greater than one) are placed in the width direction, M number of sets of data (where M is an integer greater than S) in a divided manner. The display control unit controls display of the units of display in different display formats according to the number of sets of data of a particular type included in the assigned data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Shinichiro Hamada
  • Patent number: 10776631
    Abstract: A method comprising: recognizing a first two-handed gesture and a second two-handed gesture in a monitored scene space to at least partially define a shape and position of a computer-implemented virtual boundary in a corresponding monitoring space, wherein the first two-handed gesture in the monitored scene space specifies a first two points in the monitoring space and the second two-handed gesture in the monitored scene space specifies a second two points in the monitoring space; causing implementation of the computer-implemented virtual boundary in the monitoring space corresponding to the monitored scene space, wherein a shape and position of the computer-implemented virtual boundary is at least partially defined by the first two points in the monitoring space and the second two points in the monitoring space; and processing received data to generate a response event when there is a change in a portion of the monitored scene space relative to the computer-implemented virtual boundary in the corresponding m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Francesco Cricri, Jukka Saarinen
  • Patent number: 10768698
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method includes: synthesizing an AR/VR content stream by embedding a plurality of glints provided for eye tracking into one or more content frames of the AR/VR content stream; displaying, via the one or more AR/VR displays, the AR/VR content stream to a user of the HMD; obtaining, via the image sensor, light intensity data corresponding to the one or more content frames of the AR/VR content stream that include the plurality of glints, wherein the light intensity data includes a projection of an eye of the user of the HMD having projected thereon the plurality of glints; and determining an orientation of the eye of the user of the HMD based on the light intensity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jae Hwang Lee, Avi Bar-Zeev, Fletcher R. Rothkopf
  • Patent number: 10755746
    Abstract: A real-time editing system includes: a control device configured to create a rendering job containing a decode command to a decoder and a render command to a renderer; the renderer configured to create and transmit a decode job to the decoder, based on the rendering job, and render a material video decoded by the decoder; and the decoder configured to decode a compressed material image based on the decode job, and transmit the material image to the renderer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SAKURA EIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiteru Yoshida, Teruyuki Murata
  • Patent number: 10741211
    Abstract: To enable an HDR image and an HDR image metadata to be stored in an MP4 file, and a reproduction device to reproduce an optimum HDR image based on metadata. In generating the MP4 file that stores HDR image data, the HDR image metadata is recorded in the MP4 file. An HDR image metadata storage box is set to a trak box or a traf box in the MP4 file, and the HDR image metadata is stored. The reproduction device acquires the HDR image metadata stored in the MP4 file, determines whether executing a conversion process of the HDR image read from the MP4 file according to the acquired metadata and display function information of the display unit, and executes an output image generation process according to a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Takahashi, Kouichi Uchimura
  • Patent number: 10739111
    Abstract: Digital cloaking is a method for practical cloaking, where space, angle, spectrum and phase are discretized. At the sacrifice of spatial resolution, a good approximation to an ideal cloak can be achieved—a cloak that is omnidirectional, broadband, and operational for the visible spectrum, three-dimensional (3D), and phase-matching for the light field, among other attributes. One example of a digital cloak is an active cloak that uses lenticular lenses, similar to integral imaging for 3D displays. With the continuing improvement in commercial digital technology, the resolution limitations of a digital cloak may be minimized, and a wearable cloak can be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
    Inventors: Joseph S. Choi, John C. Howell
  • Patent number: 10740948
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for generating a three-dimensional image of a polymer substance. The three-dimensional image generating apparatus of the present invention comprises: a specimen state adjustor for adjusting a temperature or pressure of a solid specimen in order to maintain, in a solid state, the solid specimen including a plurality of polymer substances; an image collector for collecting a partial image of the plurality of polymer substances exposed on a surface of the solid specimen; a low molecule image database for storing an image of an element low molecule substance; and an image processor for generating a three-dimensional image of the polymer substance by matching the collected partial image with an image in the low molecule image database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HANBAT NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Sang Mo Shin, Jeong Hoh Park, Dong Min Kim
  • Patent number: 10736251
    Abstract: A CPU of a controller of a mounting device determines an aperture and a light exposure time so that tip portion falls within the depth of field (DOF) of component camera based on information about the height of tip portion which is an imaging target portion in component and controls component camera so as to image the component with the determined aperture and light exposure time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10734028
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to an intelligent title cache system and more particularly to a real-time image motion including an optimized crawl and live video mapping in the intelligent title cache system. Real-time image motion through active 2D transformations on individual pre-rendered image layers enables the real-time flexibility to support features such as smooth, low overhead crawls and live video mapped to graphic surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: NewBlue, Inc.
    Inventor: Todor Fay
  • Patent number: 10735667
    Abstract: When each of a right IR projector and a left IR projector has been set to an IR OFF state and a final radiation ON condition becomes satisfied, a PVM-ECU sets each of the right IR projector and the left IR projector to an IR ON state. When each of the right IR projector and the left IR projector has been set to the IR ON state and a final radiation ON condition becomes satisfied, the PVM-ECU sets each of the right IR projector and the left IR projector to the IR ON state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Yusuke Kida, Nobuhisa Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10724792
    Abstract: A refrigerator and a food management method are provided. The refrigerator includes a main body that includes a storage. The refrigerator also includes a door configured to be hinged to the main body to rotate on a front side of one side of the storage and include a display. The refrigerator also includes a camera positioned on a front surface of the door and configured to photograph food to be recognized. The refrigerator also includes a controller configured to control the display, and the first camera. The controller is configured to display on the display a food name corresponding to an image of food, photographed by the first camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeong-il Oh
  • Patent number: 10714145
    Abstract: Example methods and apparatus to add a tagged snippet of multimedia content to a playlist are disclosed. An example apparatus comprises an automatic content recognition search service to search a fingerprint database to find a match between query fingerprints for a snippet of multimedia content captured from a multimedia program at a timestamp and reference fingerprints of matching reference multimedia content stored in the fingerprint database, a tag service to generate a tag representing the snippet of multimedia content, wherein the tag, the timestamp, meta information associated with the matching reference multimedia content, and a monitored variable for a number of viewers of the snippet of multimedia content are stored in a database storage as a tagged snippet of multimedia content, and to add the tagged snippet of multimedia content to a playlist for an identified multimedia program if the number of viewers of the tagged snippet exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil Suresh Kulkarni, Oleksiy Bolgarov
  • Patent number: 10715858
    Abstract: When a user inputs an operation of recording a broadcast program into a broadcast reception device, the broadcast reception device outputs, by a display video output unit of the broadcast reception device, a recording setting screen selecting a first recording method of recording program related information and not recording a video content of a broadcast program or a second recording method of recording the program related information and a video content of the broadcast program about a first program. When the first recording method is selected, the program related information is recorded and the video content of the broadcast program is not recorded. When the user inputs an operation of playing back the first program into the broadcast reception device, the broadcast reception device communicates with the server, receives the video content of the first program from the server, and outputs the video content by the display video output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Nobuo Masuoka, Motoyuki Suzuki, Hiroshi Shimizu, Yasunobu Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10701300
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a display system (1) for generating a composite view of a region behind a vehicle (V) towing a trailer (T). A first camera (C1) is provided for outputting first image data corresponding to a first image (IMG1), the first camera (C1) being configured to be mounted in a rear-facing orientation to the vehicle (V). A second camera (C2) is provided for outputting second image data corresponding to a second image (IMG2), the second camera (C2) being configured to be mounted in a rear-facing orientation to the trailer (T). An image processor (5) receives the first image data and said second image data. The image processor (5) is configured to combine said first image data and said second image data to generate composite image data corresponding to a composite image (IMG3). The present disclosure also relates to a corresponding method of generating a composite image (IMG3), and to a rig made up of a vehicle (V) and a trailer (T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeremy Greenwood, Giovanni Strano
  • Patent number: 10701299
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a display system (1) for generating a composite view of a region behind a vehicle (V) towing a trailer (T). A first camera (C1) is provided for outputting first image data corresponding to a first image (IMG1), the first camera (C1) being configured to be mounted in a rear-facing orientation to the vehicle (V). A second camera (C2) is provided for outputting second image data corresponding to a second image (IMG2), the second camera (C2) being configured to be mounted in a rear-facing orientation to the trailer (T). An image processor (5) receives the first image data and said second image data. The image processor (5) is configured to combine said first image data and said second image data to generate composite image data corresponding to a composite image (IMG3). The present disclosure also relates to a corresponding method of generating a composite image (IMG3), and to a rig made up of a vehicle (V) and a trailer (T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventors: Jeremy Greenwood, Giovanni Strano
  • Patent number: 10674095
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an identifying unit configured to identify a protection region for protecting privacy, a setting unit configured to set, as an image to be used as a background image, an image selected from existing images based on a user operation, and an image combining unit configured to combine a protection image with the protection region identified by the identifying unit and included in the background image set by the setting unit to generate a privacy protection image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuhiro Funagi
  • Patent number: 10657379
    Abstract: A method and a system for automatic video production are provided herein. The method may include the following steps: obtaining a set of media entities, wherein at least one of the media entities comprises a background and at least one foreground object; automatically analyzing the media entities using visual analysis; automatically selecting at least two visual portions, based on the visual analysis; computing, for at least one of the visual portions, semantic segmentation indicative of a support of the at least one foreground object, based on the visual analysis; generating at least one visual effect in which the foreground object and the background undergo two different visual operations; and generating a video production by combining a plurality of the visual portions into one video production, while including the at least one visual effect in the video production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Vimeo, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Rav-Acha, Oren Boiman
  • Patent number: 10652630
    Abstract: In one example, a device for retrieving video data includes one or more processors configured to, in response to determining that a lowest track of a plurality of tracks, the lowest track including a base layer of the video data carrying a lowest sub-layer of the video data, is to include sample entry type values for samples indicating that convenient random access is enabled, set sample entry type values for samples of each of the other tracks of the plurality of tracks that include video data to indicate that convenient random access is enabled, and generate a file including the plurality of tracks, such that the sample entry type values for the tracks of the plurality of tracks indicate that convenient random access is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventor: Ye-Kui Wang
  • Patent number: 10652631
    Abstract: In one example, a device for retrieving video data includes one or more processors configured to receive data describing a sample entry type for a sample of a video bitstream, the sample entry type being one of ‘hev1’ or ‘hev2,’ wherein the sample comprises video data encoded according to one of High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) or layered HEVC (L-HEVC), and wherein one or more other samples including video data precede the sample in the video bitstream in decoding order, and in response to the sample entry type being ‘hev1’ or ‘hev2’ and the sample comprising the video data encoded according to one of HEVC or L-HEVC, retrieve the sample to perform random access using the sample, without retrieving the video data of any of the one or more other samples that precede the sample, and without retrieving parameter sets of any previous samples of the video bitstream in decoding order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventor: Ye-Kui Wang
  • Patent number: 10652500
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for presenting subtitles. A video is played on a display of a device. A display mode for the video is detected. A subtitle is presented in one of a plurality of presentation formats based on the detected display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Imran A. Chaudhri