Patents Examined by Jared Walker
  • Patent number: 10958920
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an encoder device is disclosed to generate single-channel standard dynamic range/high dynamic range content predictors. The device receives a standard dynamic range image content and a representation of a high dynamic range image content. The device determines a first mapping function to map the standard dynamic range image content to the high dynamic range image content. The device generates a single channel prediction metadata based on the first mapping function, such that a decoder device can subsequently render a predicted high dynamic range image content by applying the metadata to transform the standard dynamic range image content to the predicted high definition image content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Guan-Ming Su, Tao Chen, Qian Chen
  • Patent number: 10951884
    Abstract: Disclosed are an image encoding/decoding method and apparatus. The image decoding method includes decoding coding mode information of a current coding block, dividing the current coding block into at least one prediction block, and generating prediction samples of the at least one prediction block on the basis of the decoded coding mode, in which the coding mode information is information indicating any one mode among intra mode, inter mode, and hybrid mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Industry Academy Cooperation Foundation of Sejong University
    Inventors: Joo Hee Moon, Dong Jae Won, Sung Won Lim
  • Patent number: 10949863
    Abstract: A method for detecting abuse of an account can include receiving historical transaction information for a population of asset accounts from a transaction database, establishing a transaction threshold for the population of asset accounts at a fraud analysis circuit using the historical transaction information, comparing a transaction ratio with the transaction threshold, wherein the transaction ratio is based on transactions occurring during an analysis interval, and providing alert information if a transaction ratio associated with the analysis interval, exceeds the transaction threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Jimmie H. Lenz, Ibrahima Yague, Miao Zuo, Ying Jessica Zhao
  • Patent number: 10950003
    Abstract: A method and system are provided to calibrate multiple camera devices to perform multi-camera tracking of one or more objects. The method and system identifies one or more common (or matching) calibration points on both of a first image or video stream captured by a first camera device and a second image or video stream captured by a second camera. Each of the one or more common calibration points are in a field of view of the first and second camera devices. The method and system further determines coordinate information for the first and second camera devices from the one or more common calibration points, and evaluates the coordinate information to determine alignment parameters, which reflect a location and orientation of the second camera device relative to the first camera device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: PELCO, INC.
    Inventors: David K. Campbell, Gregory V. Hofer, John M. Baron, Paula L. Beaty
  • Patent number: 10946813
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes a camera module having a housing that houses at least (i) electronic circuitry disposed at a main printed circuit board (PCB) and (ii) an imager assembly. The imager assembly includes an imager, an imager PCB and a lens barrel. Electronic circuitry is disposed at an upper side and at a lower side of the main PCB. The lower side of the main PCB faces a lower housing portion and the upper side of the main PCB faces an upper housing portion. A flexible cable electrically connects electronic circuitry disposed at the imager PCB with electronic circuitry disposed at the main PCB. An electronic component of electronic circuitry disposed at the main PCB is in thermal conductivity with a thermal element, which is in thermal conductivity with the lower housing portion to enhance heat transfer from the electronic component to the lower housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Garret F. Achenbach, Brian A. Gorman, Brian F. Smith, Steven G. Gebauer
  • Patent number: 10943220
    Abstract: Systems and methods that facilitate a mobile wallet splitting payments to an invoice between multiple payment accounts are disclosed herein. The mobile wallet can receive an invoice, and then select a set of payment accounts to each pay a portion of the invoice. The mobile wallet can send the payment information to a point of sale device, indicating that the payment include multiple payments from different payment accounts. The point of sale device can then process the multiple payments, either sequentially, or in parallel. In an embodiment, the mobile wallet can receive partial payments from other mobile wallets for the invoice, collect the payments together, and send the payment information at once to the point of sale device for the set of mobile wallets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Joon Maeng
  • Patent number: 10931928
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a store (101) for storing route data for a set of routes in an N-dimensional space where each route of the set of routes is associated with a video item including frames comprising both image and depth information. An input (105) receives a viewer position indication and a selector (107) selects a first route of the set of routes in response to a selection criterion dependent on a distance metric dependent on the viewer position indication and positions of the routes of the set of routes. A retriever (103, 109) retrieves a first video item associated with the first route from a video source (203). An image generator (111) generates at least one view image for the viewer position indication from a first set of frames from the first video item. In the system, the selection criterion is biased towards a currently selected route relative to other routes of the set of routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Christiaan Varekamp, Bart Kroon
  • Patent number: 10922930
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for managing and/or operating a nodal grid network in which resources are received, dispensed, and transferred throughout the nodal grid network. The nodal network may comprise automated teller machines, merchant stores, delivery vehicles, processing centers, and the like. The system scans resource notes for important and sometimes unique information as the resource notes are received and/or dispensed at each of the nodes. This information about the resource notes and the nodes of the network can be recorded and stored in real-time, such that the system can make real-time decisions regarding how to address any necessary adjustments of resource quantities at each node. Furthermore, historical nodal data can be analyzed to identify trends at each node, and this historical data can be extrapolated to provide insight into an expected health of each node at future points in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kerry Michelle Cantley, David Joseph Koval, Kristy Lynn Monk, Keith Dion Owes, Brett C. Carter, James Wayland Pierce, Jr., John Zemaitis, Kim Leah Bunn, Sherri Sullivan, Matthew Joseph Wallace, Veronica Smith
  • Patent number: 10909520
    Abstract: A server to process a tab for a customer at a merchant premises may provide a list of candidate merchant premises to a customer mobile device, receive a signal indicating a user selection of one of the candidate merchant premises, receive payment card details for the customer mobile device, obtain a specific code for a tab at the selected merchant premises, send to the customer mobile device the specific code, receive a signal from a Point of Sale (POS) terminal of the selected merchant premises, associate the customer mobile device with an open tab maintained by the POS terminal, receive from the POS terminal at least one identifier and amount for each purchase of the open tab, request payment of at least a portion of a balance of the open tab from a payment gateway using the payment card details, and notify the POS terminal of the payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ramson Tutte, Ishfaq Lone, Marcia Mora
  • Patent number: 10902405
    Abstract: A system includes a secondary computing device not owned by a user, a hardware processor, a memory and instructions that cause the processor to generate a transient wallet identifier (ID) for a transient mobile wallet, the transient mobile wallet being of limited duration, and provide a configuration user interface the user, presenting configuration information for the transient mobile wallet. The processor also identifies a usage specification for the transient mobile wallet defining allowed uses for the transient mobile wallet. The processor also activates the transient mobile wallet on the secondary computing device, receives a payment transaction approval request, compares the payment transaction data to the usage specification, determines that the payment transaction data is non-conforming, and transmits a rejection message for the first payment transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Joon Maeng
  • Patent number: 10904544
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide method and apparatus for video coding. In some examples, an apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry decodes a first portion of video data to obtain first data of a first reconstructed picture, the first data including a first data set that corresponds to a first information category and a second data set that corresponds to a second information category. The processing circuitry determines whether to store at least one of the first data set and the second data set as reference data, and stores the at least one of the first data set and the second data set of the first reconstructed picture as the reference data based on the determination. The processing circuitry also decodes a second portion of the video data to obtain second data of a second reconstructed picture based on the stored reference data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Tencent America LLC
    Inventors: Xiaozhong Xu, Shan Liu, Meng Xu, Xiang Li, Stephan Wenger
  • Patent number: 10891626
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for identity authentication using credit card information supplied by a subject with independently determined address information. According to an example implementation, a method is provided that can include receiving, from a client, personally identifying information (PII) related to a subject, where the PII includes at least a subject-supplied name and subject-supplied credit card information. The method can include querying one or more public or private databases with the PII, and receiving, in response to the querying, independent occupancy address information related to the subject. The method can include requesting credit card verification from an authorizing entity, where the requesting includes sending the subject-supplied credit card information and the independent occupancy address information to the authorizing entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Bacon
  • Patent number: 10887577
    Abstract: A 360-degree video data processing method performed by an apparatus for transmitting a 360-degree video according to the present invention comprises the steps of: obtaining 360-degree video data captured by at least one camera; obtaining a 2D-based picture by processing the 360-degree video data; generating metadata associated with the 360-degree video data; encoding the picture; and performing processing for storing or transmitting the encoded picture and the metadata, wherein the metadata includes information on the central point of the picture, and the information on the central point of the picture indicates whether spherical coordinates in a spherical plane corresponding to the central point of the picture have a yaw value of 0 and a pitch value of 0, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sejin Oh, Jangwon Lee, Jongyeul Suh
  • Patent number: 10880563
    Abstract: The present invention includes obtaining block type identification information on a partition of the current macroblock when the current macroblock is intra-mixed, specifying a block type of the current macroblock based on the block type identification information, obtaining an intra prediction mode of the current macroblock according to the block type of the partition of the current macroblock, and predicting the current macroblock using the intra prediction mode and a pixel value of a neighboring block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joon Young Park, Seung Wook Park, Jung Sun Kim, Young Hee Choi, Byeong Moon Jeon
  • Patent number: 10880546
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for decoding a chroma block of a video signal, wherein the method comprises: a step of determining whether or not an intra prediction mode of the chroma block is being derived; a step of determining the intra prediction mode of the chroma block by using a prediction mode derivation method when the intra prediction mode of the chroma block is being derived; and a step of decoding the chroma block on the basis of the intra prediction mode of the chroma block, and wherein the prediction mode derivation method comprises: a step of acquiring a template prediction value by using a reference pixel neighboring a predefined template; a step of determining a template prediction mode that minimizes the difference between the predefined template and the template prediction value; and a step of setting the template prediction mode to the intra prediction mode of the chroma block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sunmi Yoo
  • Patent number: 10869002
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle camera device for capturing the surroundings of a motor vehicle, having a first and a second optronic unit, wherein the first and second optronic units each comprise an optical device and an image sensor, wherein the first optronic unit is designed to capture a first detection area and the second optronic unit is designed to capture a second detection area of the surroundings, wherein the first and second optronic units have different image angles with an overlapping section of the detection areas, wherein the overlapping section which is captured by the first optronic unit has a different angular resolution from the rest of the first detection area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter Krökel
  • Patent number: 10869041
    Abstract: Techniques related to video cluster encoding are discussed. Such techniques include encoding the video at a first resolution and first bitrate, translating block based coding parameters corresponding thereto to block based encode controls for encode of the same video at a second resolution or a second bitrate, and encoding the video at the second resolution and/or bitrate using the encode controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Tanner, Jill Boyce, David Steffy
  • Patent number: 10863085
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a camera system includes a first camera that has a first camera angle of view and a second camera that has a second camera angle of view. The first camera is positioned and oriented to have a first coverage area and the second camera is positioned and oriented to have a second coverage area that at least partially overlaps the first coverage area. An angle between a center axis of the first camera angle of view and a center axis of the second camera angle of view exceeds the first camera angle of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Mien Chin Chen
  • Patent number: 10857944
    Abstract: A periphery monitoring apparatus includes: a detector configured to detect a roughness state of a road surface in a traveling direction of a vehicle; an acquisition unit configured to acquire a guide marker to be superimposed onto an image based on captured image data output from an imager that captures an image of a peripheral region including the traveling direction of the vehicle, the guide marker being displayed in a manner that follows a roughness state of the road surface in the traveling direction of the vehicle; and a controller configured to superimpose the guide marker onto the image in the display manner that follows the roughness state and display the image on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki Nakasho, Kazuya Watanabe, Tetsuya Maruoka, Kinji Yamamoto, Takashi Hiramaki, Takuya Hashikawa, Naotaka Kubota, Osamu Kimura, Itsuko Ohashi, Yasumasa Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10852694
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of optical identifiers and a reader for the optical identifiers. Each optical identifier has an optical substrate and a volume hologram (e.g., with unique data, such as a code page) in the optical substrate. The reader for the optical identifiers includes a laser, and a camera. The laser is configured to direct laser light into a selected one of the optical identifiers that has been placed into the reader to produce an image of the associated volume holograms at the camera. The camera is configured to capture the image. The captured image may be stored in a digital format by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Charles Northrup