Patents Examined by Jae N. Noh
  • Patent number: 10330906
    Abstract: Advantageous instruments, assemblies and methods are provided for undertaking imaging techniques (e.g., microscopic imaging techniques). The present disclosure provides improved imaging techniques, equipment and systems. More particularly, the present disclosure provides advantageous microscopy/imaging assemblies with rapid sample auto-focusing (e.g., microscopy/imaging assemblies having instant focusing for rapid sample imaging with auto-focusing). The present disclosure provides for high-throughput whole slide imaging with instant focal plane detection. A whole slide imaging platform/assembly that uses instant focusing systems/methods for high-speed sample autofocusing is provided. Such exemplary platforms/assemblies can be used for digital pathology or the like, and can provide improved, faster and cheaper diagnosis/prognosis of ailments/diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: University of Connecticut
    Inventor: Guoan Zheng
  • Patent number: 10334211
    Abstract: An optical hazard detection system is described that may be used with an aerial device. The optical hazard detection system is utilized for determining a hazard in proximity thereto. The system comprises an optical sensor and a controller. The optical sensor is configured to capture optical images. The controller is configured to acquire the optical images from the optical sensor. The controller is also configured to identify a hazard at least in part from the optical images and to establish a hazard zone to prevent the utility platform from striking the hazard. The hazard zone is within a deployable range for the aerial device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Altec Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua T. Chard
  • Patent number: 10315576
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a camera, a sensor and a processor. The camera may generate a video signal based on a targeted view of a driver. The sensor may generate a proximity signal in response to detecting an object within a predetermined radius. The processor may determine a location of the object with respect to the vehicle, determine a current location of eyes of the driver, determine a field of view of the driver at a time when the proximity signal is received based on the current location of the eyes, determine whether the object is within the field of view using the current location of the eyes, and generate a control signal. The distance may be determined based on a comparison of reference pixels of a vehicle component in a reference video frame to current pixels of the vehicle component in the video frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Ambarella, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Fink, Shimon Pertsel
  • Patent number: 10321102
    Abstract: A helmet with a sports camera comprises a body and a picture recording module which is detachably mounted on the body. The picture recording module includes an outer shell and a camera disposed in the outer shell. The camera is electrically connected to a control system; the control system is connected to a power module; the control system is further electrically connected to an LED indicator and an operating button; in use, through controlling the operating button, a user can take photos or record a video. Advantages of the helmet with a sports camera are summarized as follows. 1. The helmet and the camera are integrated, which facilitates the photographing of sceneries. 2. LED indicators and operation buttons on the helmet can control the start-up, shooting, or recording of the camera, and the micoUSB data interface can be used for charging, data copying, or connected to a PC camera. 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Ming Zhang
  • Patent number: 10313680
    Abstract: Approaches to selection of motion vector (“MV”) precision during video encoding are presented. These approaches can facilitate compression that is effective in terms of rate-distortion performance and/or computational efficiency. For example, a video encoder determines an MV precision for a unit of video from among multiple MV precisions, which include one or more fractional-sample MV precisions and integer-sample MV precision. The video encoder can identify a set of MV values having a fractional-sample MV precision, then select the MV precision for the unit based at least in part on prevalence of MV values (within the set) having a fractional part of zero. Or, the video encoder can perform rate-distortion analysis, where the rate-distortion analysis is biased towards the integer-sample MV precision. Or, the video encoder can collect information about the video and select the MV precision for the unit based at least in part on the collected information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gary J. Sullivan, You Zhou, Chih-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 10311690
    Abstract: Some systems and methods for detecting motion based on a video pattern can include creating a motion image from a sequence of raw images, masking the motion image with a lens pattern associated with a PIR sensor and an associated Fresnel lens, splitting each of a plurality of blocks of the lens pattern into first and second negative areas, identifying a positive area pixel value as a sum of all pixels in the motion image aligned with the first positive area in the plurality of blocks, identifying a negative area pixel value as a sum of all pixels in the motion image aligned with the second negative area in the plurality of blocks, identifying a motion image response value as a difference between the positive and negative area pixel values, and identifying a presence of motion when the motion image response value exceeds a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Xiaomin Xia, Di Wu, Chao Liu, Tianfeng Zhao
  • Patent number: 10313604
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises a light emitting unit which provides, by light emission, a notification of an operation status of a self-timer when performing self-timer shooting; a mode setting unit which sets one of a plurality of operation modes; and a control unit which controls the light emitting unit to provide the notification of the operation status of the self-timer in self-timer shooting if the mode setting unit has set a first operation mode, and controls the light emitting unit not to provide the notification of the operation status of the self-timer in self timer shooting if the mode setting unit has set a second operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Sudo, Seiji Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10306265
    Abstract: In general, this disclosure describes techniques for simplifying SDC coding of large intra-prediction blocks, such as 64×64 blocks, in a 3D video coding process, such as 3D-HEVC. In some examples, the techniques may include processing 64×64 intra-prediction blocks as four 32×32 intra-prediction blocks in intra SDC. Processing large intra-prediction blocks as multiple, smaller intra-prediction blocks in intra SDC may reduce maximum buffer size requirements in the intra SDC process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Hongbin Liu, Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 10291922
    Abstract: Disclosed are herein are methods and systems for encoding and decoding enhanced video streams using a legacy and scalable video components. In one aspect, a method of encoding video data in a packetized elementary stream (PES), is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Mandayam Narasimhan, Ajay K. Luthra
  • Patent number: 10291932
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems and methods for low complexity quarter pel generation in motion search for video coding. The method can include storing full-pixel position information related to a plurality of rows of video information of a reference frame in a memory. The method can also include applying a vertical interpolation filter to the full-pixel position information for video information related to the reference frame to determine a first sub-pel position information. The method can also include applying a horizontal interpolation filter to the first sub-pel position information to determine a second sub-pel position information for the every other row of video data. The method can also include generating a syntax element indicating pixel motion of a current frame based on the first sub-pel position information. The method can also include encoding a block based on the generated syntax element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wei-Jung Chien, Xianglin Wang, Xin Zhao
  • Patent number: 10291909
    Abstract: A video coding or decoding method operable to generate blocks of quantized spatial frequency data by quantizing the video data according to a selected quantization step size and a matrix of data modifying the quantization step size for use at different respective block positions within an ordered block of samples, the method being operable with respect to at least two different chrominance subsampling formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: James Alexander Gamei, Nicholas Ian Saunders, Karl James Sharman, Paul James Silcock
  • Patent number: 10284842
    Abstract: A method of coding video data includes upsampling at least a portion of a reference layer picture to an upsampled picture having an upsampled picture size. The upsampled picture size has a horizontal upsampled picture size and a vertical upsampled picture size. At least one of the horizontal or vertical upsampled picture sizes may be different than a horizontal picture size or vertical picture size, respectively, of an enhancement layer picture. In addition, position information associated with the upsampled picture may be signaled. An inter-layer reference picture may be generated based on the upsampled picture and the position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Adarsh Krishnan Ramasubramonian, Ying Chen, Xiang Li, Ye-Kui Wang
  • Patent number: 10284863
    Abstract: A device may determine, based on data in a bitstream, a luma sample (Y) of a pixel, a Cb sample of the pixel, and the Cr sample of the pixel. Furthermore, the device may obtain, from the bitstream, a first scaling factor and a second scaling factor. Additionally, the device may determine, based on the first scaling factor, the Cb sample for the pixel, and Y, a converted B sample (B?) for the pixel. The device may determine, based on the second scaling factor, the Cr sample for the pixel, and Y, a converted R sample (R?) for the pixel. The device may apply an electro-optical transfer function (EOTF) to convert Y?, R?, and B? to a luminance sample for the pixel, a R sample for the pixel, and a B sample for the pixel, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Joel Sole Rojals, Sungwon Lee, Dmytro Rusanovskyy, Adarsh Krishnan Ramasubramonian, Done Bugdayci Sansli, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 10268188
    Abstract: A method of motion planning includes observing an object from a first pose of an agent having a controllable camera. The method also includes determining one or more subsequent control inputs to move the agent and the camera to observe the object from at least one subsequent pose. The subsequent control input(s) are determined so as to minimize an expected enclosing measure of the object based on visual data collected from the camera. The method further includes controlling the agent and the camera based on the subsequent control input(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Regan Blythe Towal, Shayegan Omidshafiei, Aliakbar Aghamohammadi
  • Patent number: 10264258
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing device and method that enable suppression of an increase in the amount of coding of a scaling list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Tanaka, Yoshitaka Morigami
  • Patent number: 10259580
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying on a display inside of an aircraft a panoramic view of a view outside the aircraft. The system includes a window plug configured to fit into a window of an aircraft. The window plug includes a camera positioned to capture video outside of the aircraft and a display positioned over the window plug. The camera and display are connected to a processor to display the captured video on the display. The system may include a control panel that controls the operation of the camera and display. A device may be used to control pan and zoom features of the camera. A plurality of cameras may be connected to the processor, which may combine the captured videos from the plurality of cameras to display a single panoramic video on a single display or a plurality of displays. The combined video may be a 3D video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: David Teo
  • Patent number: 10244263
    Abstract: Methods of data encoding using trees formed with logic gates are described which lead to spatial compression of image data. Data encoding is achieved using a five-level wavelet transform, such as the Haar or the 2/10 transform. A dual transform engine is used, the first and engine being used for the first part of the first-level transform, the second part of the first-level transform and the subsequent-level transforms being performed by the second transform engine within a time interval which is less than or equal to the time taken by the first transform engine to effect the part-transform. Each bit plane of the resulting coefficients is then encoded by forming a tree structure from the bits and OR logical combinations thereof. Redundant data are removed from the resulting tree structure, and further data can be removed by using a predetermined compression profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: RGB SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Peter Lionel Smith
  • Patent number: 10234403
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure, provides a method of optical inspection on a carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) component in which performs an inspection, by maintaining the focal distance for a surface of an object to be inspected, and making a light axis of an image device and a normal line of the surface of the object to be inspected to be identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
    Inventors: Hyo Young Kim, Tae Gon Kim, Seok Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10237557
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus of palette coding based on a palette predictor in a video coding system are disclosed. A set of run lengths associated with re-use flags of a current palette with respect to a palette predictor is determined and the set of run lengths includes an Escape code to indicate an end of run length coding for the re-use flags of the current palette. A set of code values is determined for the set of run lengths by adaptively assigning an Escape code value to the Escape code depending on a current index of predictor run length coding. The set of run lengths is then encoded or decoded according to the set of code values. According to another method, a context model is determined for at least a portion of the binary string depending on current coding information, previous coding information or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HFI INNOVATION INC.
    Inventor: Shih-Ta Hsiang
  • Patent number: 10230983
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for simplifying delta DC residual coding in a 3D video coding process, such as 3D-HEVC. In some examples, the techniques may modify binarization and/or context modeling processes to reduce the complexity of entropy coding of one or more syntax elements used to represent delta DC residual values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Hongbin Liu, Ying Chen, Li Zhang