Patents Examined by Jared Walker
  • Patent number: 11057628
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology generally relate to encoding techniques. More specifically, some embodiments relate to encoding techniques for screen data. Intra block copy (IntraBC) using motion compensation within a frame (not between frames) is very useful for encoding data captured from screen. Unfortunately, this tool is not included in most of video coding standards, including the base version of HEVC (i.e., H.265). Various embodiments of the present technology utilize encoding techniques to simulate IntraBC with compliant syntax. For example, embodiments divide a high-resolution frame into smaller areas and then encode these areas independently as if these smaller areas were independent frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: You Zhou, Chih-Lung Lin, Ming Chieh Lee
  • Patent number: 11045081
    Abstract: An endoscope system according to the present invention includes: a second illumination unit that emits second illumination light; a first illumination unit that emits, simultaneously with the second illumination light, first illumination light that is light of a different wavelength band from the second illumination light and is for imaging two sets of image information about a subject different depths; an imaging unit that simultaneously images a first illumination image of the subject illuminated with the first illumination light and a second illumination image of the subject illuminated with the second illumination light; a separation processing unit that separates the two sets of image information from the first illumination image; and a separated-image creating unit that processes the second illumination image using the two sets of image information to create separated images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Matsumoto, Tetsuhiro Oka, Sho Shinji
  • Patent number: 11051010
    Abstract: A video decoder receives to-be-decoded data from a bitstream for a block of pixels to be decoded as a current block of a current picture of the video. The video decoder generates a first prediction of the current block based on a first prediction mode that is selected from a first candidate list. The video decoder generates a second prediction of the current block based on a second prediction mode that is selected from a second candidate list. The video decoder generates a combined prediction for the current block based on the first prediction and the second prediction. The video decoder reconstructs the current block by using the combined prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Man-Shu Chiang, Chih-Wei Hsu
  • Patent number: 11040695
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses may provide for technology that conducts an automated vision analysis of image data associated with an interior of a vehicle cabin, determines a state of a child restraint system (CRS) based on the automated vision analysis, and generates an alert if the state of the CRS does not satisfy one or more safety constraints. In one example, the technology identifies the safety constraint(s) based on a geographic location of the vehicle cabin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Magdiel Galan-Oliveras, Rita Chattopadhyay, Subramanian Anandaraj, Pradeep Sakhamoori
  • Patent number: 11044488
    Abstract: A Flexible Band Offset (FBO) apparatus and method of performing Sample Adaptive Offset (SAO) filtering within encoders and decoders, such as according to the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard, and similarly configured coding devices. The number of Band Offset (BO) modes and the number of necessary offsets is reduced. The invention beneficially provides simpler coding, reduces temporary buffer size requirements, and can yield a small performance gain over existing SAO techniques of HEVC test model HM 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ehsan Maani, Ali J Tabatabai, Jun Xu
  • Patent number: 11044443
    Abstract: An operation information transmission device transmits a state of each work medium performing work in a construction site (F) to an information providing device. The operation information transmission device includes an image data acquisition unit that acquires image data including the work medium, a type/state specifying unit that specifies the type and a state of the work medium included in the image data, and an operation information transmission unit that transmits operation information indicating the specified type and state of the work medium to the information providing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Onishi
  • Patent number: 11039127
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a video image decoding method in which a size of an affine motion compensation image sub-block in an affine image block is determined based on a motion vector difference, motion vector precision, a distance between control points in the affine image block, and a size of the affine image block, where the size includes a length in a horizontal direction and a length in a vertical direction, so that a length of the affine image block in a horizontal/vertical direction is an integer multiple of the length of the affine motion compensation image sub-block in the horizontal/vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huanbang Chen, Hong Zhang, Haitao Yang
  • Patent number: 11032544
    Abstract: A method of encoding a video stream in a video encoder is provided that includes computing an offset into a transform matrix based on a transform block size, wherein a size of the transform matrix is larger than the transform block size, and wherein the transform matrix is one selected from a group consisting of a DCT transform matrix and an IDCT transform matrix, and transforming a residual block to generate a DCT coefficient block, wherein the offset is used to select elements of rows and columns of a DCT submatrix of the transform block size from the transform matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Mangesh Sadafale, Madhukar Budagavi
  • Patent number: 11032510
    Abstract: A video processing method is provided. In the method, circuitry of a terminal determines a second video frame portion associated with a second time point that is after a first time point associated with a first video frame portion of a video. The circuitry generates a transitional video frame based on the first video frame portion and the second video frame portion. A color value of a pixel at a target pixel location in the transitional video frame is within a target color interval. The target color interval is determined according to a color value of a pixel at the target pixel location in the first video frame portion and a color value of a pixel at the target pixel location in the second video frame portion. The circuitry performs display control of the video according to the transitional video frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yang Zhou
  • Patent number: 11032561
    Abstract: A Flexible Band Offset (FBO) apparatus and method of performing Sample Adaptive Offset (SAO) filtering within encoders and decoders, such as according to the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard, and similarly configured coding devices. The number of Band Offset (BO) modes and the number of necessary offsets is reduced. The invention beneficially provides simpler coding, reduces temporary buffer size requirements, and can yield a small performance gain over existing SAO techniques of HEVC test model HM 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ehsan Maani, Ali J Tabatabai, Jun Xu
  • Patent number: 11012712
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of using logical mode numbers during both prediction and coding in the bit stream, such as for high efficiency video coders (HEVC). These logical intra mode numbers are sorted based on angle which as a result leads to improved coding designs with fewer and smaller look-up tables, and a small gain in coding efficiency. Furthermore, by using this type of naming, the number of most probable modes (MPMs) can be readily extended since no additional tables are required. The use of three MPMs achieves a larger gain of 0.25% and 0.31% for the AI_HE and AI_LC cases, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ehsan Maani, Ali J Tabatabai, Jun Xu
  • Patent number: 10997673
    Abstract: A charging device 10 of a circulating-water utilization system 1 to be constructed in a specific area includes: a wastewater amount measuring unit 18a configured to individually measure an amount of wastewater discharged from each of water consuming members; a water-quality measuring unit 18b configured to individually measure a water-quality index related to a water quality of the wastewater discharged from each of the water consuming members; and a circulating-water fee calculating part 10A configured to calculate a circulating-water fee of each of the water consuming members on the basis of the amount and the water quality of the wastewater discharged from each of the water consuming members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: WOTA GROUP LLC
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yagita, Junichi Minamiura, Jun Hyodo, Yukinobu Yokota, Hayato Shin, Riki Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10999575
    Abstract: A mode signaling syntax element is provided based on an encoded representation of a picture in a video sequence. The mode signaling syntax element is employed to determine whether a final reference picture list is the same for all slices of a same slice type in the picture. The mode signaling syntax element signals to a decoder that it does not necessarily have to repeat computationally complex reference picture list construction functions for each slice in the picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Rickard Sjöberg, Jonatan Samuelsson, Per Wennersten
  • Patent number: 10997650
    Abstract: Conversations between an intelligent, machine-based chat bot and a user of a website or an application support a computing paradigm called Conversation as a Platform (CaaP) to dynamically generate payment agreements that enable asynchronous actions to be performed for e-commerce transactions which the user may use to confirm the transaction, change the terms (e.g., payment method, ship-to address, shipping method, etc.), or cancel the transaction. Upon opt-in by the user to the payment agreement, a cloud-based wallet provider gives a payment credential URL (Uniform Resource Locator) to the chat bot provider that is called to receive an actual payment credential, and which may also be used for subsequent transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthias Bernard Pisut, IV, Malcolm Erik Pearson
  • Patent number: 10991056
    Abstract: A menu generation system includes a menu item name database that stores a menu item name in multiple languages in association with each menu item ID that determines the menu item name, a property database that stores a menu item property in multiple languages in association with a property ID that determines the menu item property, a menu item database that stores a facility ID that determines a facility, a menu item ID and a property ID in association with one another, and processing circuitry that receives registration of menu item information and that provides menu item information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Gurunavi, Inc.
    Inventors: Seiichiro Kubo, Makito Chiba, Hiroto Sumida, Koichiro Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10979651
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a first optical module including a first image sensor, a second optical module comprising a second image sensor, and an image processor. The first optical module has a first focal length range. The second optical module has a second focal length range. The first focal length range and the second focal length range are different. The image processor is configured to receive image data for a first image from the first optical module and/or image data for a second image from the second optical module and generate data to show the first image and/or the second image within a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingyu Wang, Zisheng Cao, Fang Liu
  • Patent number: 10974599
    Abstract: A vehicular display device is to be mounted on a vehicle. The vehicular display device displays information. The vehicular display device may emits near-infrared light including light having an upper-bound wavelength of visible light to a viewing side. The vehicular display device may disguise the light having the upper-bound wavelength of the visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinsuke Hisatsugu, Yoshio Oofuka
  • Patent number: 10970698
    Abstract: A transaction object reader receives a signal from a user's transaction object when the user's transaction object is in proximity with the transaction object reader. This signal is conveyed from the transaction object reader to a secure processor that reads transaction information from the signal, generates a processed dataset by encrypting or otherwise processing the transaction information, and outputs the processed dataset to a main processor, which uses the processed dataset to conduct a transaction. The signal from the transaction object reader is also conveyed along a second path that bypasses the secure processor, instead going to a filter that filters the signal to attenuate the transaction information and then going to the main processor, which uses the filtered signal to provide feedback to the user identifying how close the transaction object is to the transaction object reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Binder, Matthew Maibach, Cory Douthat, Thomas Byrne
  • Patent number: 10963846
    Abstract: This disclosure describes, in part, techniques for automated integration between services provided by a service provider. The techniques described herein employ classifiers to determine whether items offered for sale by a merchant are services or goods. A service-identification model may receive names of items as inputs, and be trained or otherwise configured to output indications of whether the names of the items correspond to services. In some examples, the names of the items which correspond to services may further be input into a duration-identification model, which is trained or otherwise configured to determine periods of time required by the merchant to perform the services. The techniques described herein may include populating user interfaces, such as a merchant website, with indications of the services, as well as periods of time to perform the services, that customers may interact with to schedule appointments with the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Cunliffe, Edmond Chan
  • Patent number: 10958868
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an apparatus and system for classifying audio and video data captured by a portable recording device. The portable recording device may comprise a camera system enclosure that captures audio and video data that reflects a user's point-of-view perception of their surroundings. The video and/or audio data may be transmitted in real-time, or near real-time, to a Central Multimedia Management (CMM) System at a Network Operations Center, or one or more mobile computing devices, via one or more networks. Alternatively, or additionally, the video and/or audio data may be stored within memory of the portable recording device. This disclosure further describes a CMM system that may act as a central repository of multimedia data from one or more portable recording device(s). The CMM system may further generate and assign incident report forms for each individual instance of real-time data that is recorded by a portable recording device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, WHP WORKFLOW SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Guzik, Muhammad Adeel