Patents Examined by Humam Satti
  • Patent number: 10440357
    Abstract: A system is described for determining an imaging deviation of a camera having: the camera, which is focused on a first distance, having a target pattern unit, which is situated at a second distance from the camera in a field of view of the camera and which has a three-dimensional surface texture having calibration markings, having a lens unit which is situated at a third distance from the camera and between the target pattern unit and the camera and is developed so that the three-dimensional surface texture is able to be imaged by the camera, and having a control unit that is connected to the camera and which is developed so that the imaging deviation of the camera is determinable by evaluating an image taken of the calibration markings of the three-dimensional surface texture. Also described is a method for determining an imaging deviation of a camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Schmack, Uwe Apel
  • Patent number: 10142585
    Abstract: System and methods for synchronizing supplemental media content to media content being provided by a different content source. The systems and methods may identify media content from user input, and determine a plurality of associated supplementary media. By monitoring and interpreting a data stream containing information about the primary media content, the systems and methods may interpret indicia of content ceasing and resuming and similarly cease and resume playback of the supplemental media in response, preserving the synchronicity of the multiple content sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: David D. Chung
  • Patent number: 10122940
    Abstract: Techniques and devices for creating an AutoLoop output video include performing postgate operations. The AutoLoop output video is created from a set of frames. After generating the AutoLoop output video based on a plurality of loop parameters and at least a portion of the frames, postgate operations determine one or more dynamism metrics based on a variability metric and a dynamic range metric for a plurality of pixels within the video loop. Postgate operations compare the dynamism metrics to one or more postgate threshold values and reject the video loop based on the comparison of the dynamism metrics to the postgate threshold values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Arwen V. Bradley, Samuel G. Noble, Rudolph van der Merwe, Jason Klivington, Douglas P. Mitchell, Nikhil Singh, Joseph M. Triscari
  • Patent number: 10116838
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for providing a video signature representative of a content of a video signal. A method and apparatus are further disclosed for providing an audio signature representative of a content of an audio signal. A method and apparatus for detecting lip sync are further disclosed and take advantage of the method and apparatus disclosed for providing a video signature and an audio signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: GRASS VALLEY CANADA
    Inventor: Pascal Carrieres
  • Patent number: 10108389
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including receiving, by a system comprising a processor, a multicast video stream directed to an array of a plurality of display modules movably attached to a modular display, extracting, by the system, video display data from the multicast video stream according to a location within the array of a first display module of the plurality of display modules, and updating, by the system, a video display of the first display module according to the video display data that is extracted from the multicast video stream, wherein the updating is synchronized to a master clock of the modular display. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Barrett M. Kreiner, Jonathan L. Reeves, Ryan Schaub
  • Patent number: 10076997
    Abstract: A system operable to generate a surround view based on image data, where the image data may include image data associated with surroundings of an object, such as a vehicle. The system may also be operable to project the surround view inversely onto a bowl-shaped projection surrounding the object. Further, the system may be operable to generate a virtual user view via a virtual camera position, where the virtual camera position is on a first horizontal ellipse that is about the bowl-shaped projection at a first height. Also, the system is operable to determine a viewing direction from the virtual camera position that points at a location on a second horizontal ellipse that is about the bowl-shaped projection at a second height. The second height may be lower than the first height and the second horizontal ellipse may be smaller than the first horizontal ellipse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Quast, Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Bernd Gassmann
  • Patent number: 10032432
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosures provide a method, system and apparatus for transmitting intelligent information. When one frame of video data x is to be transmitted, a SDI sending terminal determines whether there is intelligent information satisfying a transmission condition; the transmission condition comprising that intelligent information is not transmitted and transmission of a frame of video data corresponding to the intelligent information is finished. If there is the intelligent information satisfying the transmission condition, the SDI sending terminal adds intelligent information y being one item of the intelligent information satisfying the transmission condition into a preset position of the video data x; and transmits the video data x having the intelligent information y. By using the solutions of the present disclosures, implementation costs are reduced and security is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinhong Qi, Tian Huang, Hai Yu
  • Patent number: 9996737
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a method and system for automatically recognizing facial expressions at variable resolutions of video. According to one exemplary method, facial expressions are detected, extracted and classified from a video sequence based on an automatic localization of the periocular region associated with a detected and extracted face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Adam Shreve, Michael C. Mongeon, Robert P. Loce, Edgar A. Bernal, Wencheng Wu
  • Patent number: 9979862
    Abstract: A buffering method for video playing includes: playing a video according to an amount of video buffer data and a predefined playing threshold, and monitoring a network speed; determining whether the network speed meets a predefined condition; and updating a previously set video buffer depth and the playing threshold according to the network speed if the network speed meets the predefined condition. A storage medium and device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP.
    Inventors: Youjun Xiong, Haiwu Su, Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 9973712
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a video image mosaic system and a video image mosaic method. The video image mosaic system includes an image signal source, a field programmable gate array (FPGA) at least including image receivers, image scalers and image transmitters, and a Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (DDR). The image signal source is connected to the image receivers. The DDR is connected to the image receivers and the image scalers. The image scalers are connected to the image transmitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xitong Ma, Tianyue Zhao, Xiao Zhang, Lijie Zhang, Yanfu Li
  • Patent number: 9961391
    Abstract: A multimedia device includes a distance sensor which measures a viewing distance, a controller which controls an output timing of a video signal and an output timing of an audio signal based on the viewing distance, an audio device which outputs a sound in response to the audio signal, and a display device which outputs an image in response to the video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byeong-Hwa Choi, Seung-Bae Lee
  • Patent number: 9955104
    Abstract: Provided is a television apparatus including: a display panel which displays an image; a front cover which covers a front side of the television apparatus such that the display panel is exposed; a rear cover which is opposed to the front cover; a power supply which is supported between the front cover and the rear cover and includes an input connector mounted thereon to receive an input AC power for the display panel; an output connector configured to detachably coupled with the input connector to supply the input AC power, wherein the rear cover includes an inwardly-depressed portion at which a cover insertion hole is formed such that the output connector is coupled to the input connector through the cover insertion hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young-deok Choi
  • Patent number: 9900665
    Abstract: Exemplary methods for automatically testing closed caption (CC) rendering includes receiving a set of one or more reference audio video (AV) streams from an AV source, and generating reference CC images from the set of one or more reference AV streams starting from a recording start time to a recording stop time. In one embodiment, the method further includes receiving a set of one or more test AV streams from the AV source, and generating test CC images from the set of one or more test AV streams starting from the recording start time to the recording stop time. In one embodiment, the methods further include determining whether the AV source is performing CC rendering properly by automatically comparing the test CC images against the reference CC images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Bhushan Ramnani, Zheng Nie, Xiaosong Zhu, Juan Flores, Aparna Varanasi
  • Patent number: 9860474
    Abstract: Disclosed are a multimedia device including a flexible display and controlling method thereof. The present invention includes a guide bar, a flexible display configured to be rolled up on an outer circumference of the guide bar, the flexible display having a first region rolled up on the outer circumference of the guide bar and a second region not rolled up on the outer circumference of the guide bar, a receiving unit configured to receive a content and metadata corresponding to the content from a source device, and a control unit adjusting a vertical width of the second region of the flexible display in accordance with a preset condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Junghoon Park, Dongwon Choi, Namhun Kim, Sunjung Hwang
  • Patent number: 9838657
    Abstract: A system, method and program product that provides projection enhancement. A system is described that includes: a digital projector for generating an image projection onto a surface; a spatial sensor configured to sense and locate a blocking object in a light field associated with the digital projector; a masking system that masks a portion of the image projection corresponding to the blocking object; and an enhancement system that generates an enhancement projection onto the blocking object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Coporation
    Inventors: Michael Sean Brown, Stefan Harrer, Christopher J. Pavlovski, Laurence J. Plant
  • Patent number: 9838639
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus includes: a video-signal transmission section transmitting a video signal to an external apparatus by a differential signal through a plurality of channels through a transmission line; and an information transmission section transmitting image-quality adjustment information corresponding to the video signal transmitted by the video-signal transmission section to the external apparatus through a communication path formed by a pair of differential transmission lines included in the transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yukihiro Sasazaki
  • Patent number: 9817627
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including receiving, by a system comprising a processor, a multicast video stream directed to an array of a plurality of display modules movably attached to a modular display, extracting, by the system, video display data from the multicast video stream according to a location within the array of a first display module of the plurality of display modules, and updating, by the system, a video display of the first display module according to the video display data that is extracted from the multicast video stream, wherein the updating is synchronized to a master clock of the modular display. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Barrett M. Kreiner, Jonathan L. Reeves, Ryan Schaub
  • Patent number: 9819839
    Abstract: Audio decoding (108) is carried out in a video display device (10), and a frame number (AC) of the decoded audio is wirelessly transmitted, together with audio data, to an audio output device (20). An audio frame number (RC) is returned from the audio output device (20) to the video display device (10). The timing of video decoding (106) is controlled such that the frame number (VC) of the video decoded in the video display device (10) matches the returned audio frame number (RC). Even if it is not possible to predict the delays such as those involved with transmission from the video display device to the audio output device, and even if the delays fluctuate, it is possible to synchronize the video display with the audio output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eiji Matsuo
  • Patent number: 9774793
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for segmenting an image frame of a live camera feed. A biasing scheme can be used to initially localize pixels within the image that are likely to contain the object being segmented. An optimization algorithm for an energy optimization function, such as a graph cut algorithm, can be used with a non-localized neighborhood graph structure and the initial location bias for localizing pixels in the image frame representing the object. Subsequently, a matting algorithm can be used to define a pixel mask surrounding at least a portion of the object boundary. The bias and the pixel mask can be continuously updated and refined as the image frame changes with the live camera feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: ADOBE Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Brian Price
  • Patent number: 9704021
    Abstract: Provided is an operating method of an video display device. The method includes: receiving, by the video display device, user input for displaying a favorite channel; obtaining a user's face image of the video display device; determining whether the obtained user's face image is identical to one face image among at least one pre-stored user's face image; when the obtained user's face image is identical to the pre-stored user's face image, searching for a favorite channel matching a favorite keyword corresponding to the pre-stored user's face image; and displaying the found favorite channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Kunhwa Kang