Patents Examined by Jay Patel
  • Patent number: 10136124
    Abstract: Stereoscopic display technologies are provided. A computing device generates a stereoscopic display of an object by coordinating a first image and a second image. To reduce discomfort or to reduce diplopic content, the computing device may adjust at least one display property of the first image and/or the second image depending on one or more factors. The factors may include a time period associated with the display of the object, the vergence distance to the object, the distance to the focal plane of the display, contextual data interpreted from the images and/or any combination of these and other factors. Adjustments to the display properties can include a modification of one or more contrast properties and/or other modifications to the images. The adjustment to the display properties may be applied with varying levels of intensity and/or be applied at different times depending on one or more factors and/or contextual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin J. MacKenzie, Anatolie Gavriliuc, Robert T. Held
  • Patent number: 10129560
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for processing a video signal. The present invention can acquire an inter-view motion vector of a current block, acquire a first corresponding block by using the inter-view motion vector, identify a prediction method of the first corresponding block, acquire a second corresponding block when the first corresponding block is not coded by a time inter prediction, acquire a time motion vector of the second corresponding block, acquire a time motion vector of the current block by using the time motion vector of the second corresponding block, and decode the current block by using the time motion vector of the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Taesup Kim, Sunmi Yoo, Sehoon Yea
  • Patent number: 10110912
    Abstract: Disclosed decoding method of the intra prediction mode comprises the steps of: determining whether an intra prediction mode of a present prediction unit is the same as a first candidate intra prediction mode or as a second candidate intra prediction mode on the basis of 1-bit information; and determining, among said first candidate intra prediction mode and said second candidate intra prediction mode, which candidate intra prediction mode is the same as the intra prediction mode of said present prediction unit on the basis of additional 1-bit information, if the intra prediction mode of the present prediction unit is the same as at least either the first candidate intra prediction mode or the second candidate intra prediction mode, and decoding the intra prediction mode of the present prediction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jong Ho Kim, Hui Yong Kim, Se Yoon Jeong, Sung Chang Lim, Ha Hyun Lee, Jin Ho Lee, Suk Hee Cho, Jin Soo Choi, Jin Woong Kim, Chie Teuk Ahn, Mun Churl Kim, Bum Shik Lee
  • Patent number: 10110805
    Abstract: Head mountable camera devices, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Itzhak Pomerantz, Yaron Bar, Rahav Yairi, Menahem Lasser
  • Patent number: 10099144
    Abstract: A golf simulation system includes a processor configured to receive image data from a launch area sensing unit to determine position, velocity, acceleration and spin of a golf ball and to calculate a trajectory of the golf ball into a golf scene presented on a display surface. The system includes a processor that generates a profile of a golf ball travel path over a plurality of images, determines the golf ball travel path length per image of the plurality of images, identifies regions corresponding to one or more markings on the golf ball, determines the distance between the regions in each image, calculates the spin rate and tilt of the golf ball using the determined distance, and uses the golf ball travel path length and camera device frame rate to estimate a spin tilt axis of the golf ball using the orientation of the regions in each image and the relative angle between the longitudinal axis of the regions and the longitudinal axis of the golf ball travel path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Interactive Sports Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Dawe, Zuqiang Zhao
  • Patent number: 10104361
    Abstract: A video processing unit and method for region adaptive smoothing. The image processing unit includes a memory and one or more processors. The one or processors are operably connected to the memory and configured to stitch together a plurality of video frames into a plurality of equirectangular mapped frames of a video. The one or processors are configured to define a top region and a bottom region for each of the equirectangular mapped frames of the video; perform a smoothing process on the top region and the bottom region for each of the equirectangular mapped frames of the video; and encode the smoothed equirectangular mapped frames of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Madhukar Budagavi, Ankur Saxena, Jeffrey Wilkinson, John Furton, Andrew Dickerson, Guoxin Jin
  • Patent number: 10097823
    Abstract: Approaches for recovering from a disruption in a live input stream when performing an encoding, transcoding, or decoding operation. A higher quality input stream and a lower quality input stream are received. The two streams may be an audio or video data stream. A real-time encoding, decoding, or transcoding operation is performed using the higher quality input stream. When a disruption in the higher quality input stream occurs, the real-time encoding, decoding, or transcoding operation is performed using the lower quality input stream. A state diagram that considers how long one or more of the higher quality input stream and the lower quality input stream have been available is used in transitioning from using the lower quality input stream to the higher quality input stream in the performance of the real-time encoding, decoding, or transcoding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Harmonic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kavitha Venkatesan, Arun Kumar Poruri
  • Patent number: 10097832
    Abstract: Innovations in use of chroma quantization parameter (“QP”) offsets when determining a control parameter for deblock filtering. For example, as part of encoding, an encoder sets a picture-level chroma QP offset and slice-level chroma QP offset for encoding of a slice of a picture. The encoder also performs deblock filtering of at least part of the slice, where derivation of a control parameter considers only the picture-level chroma QP offset. The encoder outputs at least part of a bitstream including the encoded content. As part of decoding, a corresponding decoder sets a picture-level chroma QP offset and a slice-level chroma QP offset for decoding of a slice of a picture, but derivation of a control parameter for deblock filtering considers only the picture-level chroma QP offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Gary J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10089541
    Abstract: A vehicular control system includes a camera having an exterior field of view at least rearward of the vehicle and operable to capture image data. A trailer is attached to the vehicle and image data captured by the camera includes image data captured when the vehicle is maneuvered with the trailer at an angle relative to the vehicle. The vehicular control system determines a trailer angle of the trailer and is operable to determine a path of the trailer responsive at least to a steering angle of the vehicle and the determined trailer angle of the trailer. The vehicular control system determines an object present exterior of the vehicle and the vehicular control system distinguishes a drivable surface from a prohibited space, and the vehicular control system plans a driving path for the vehicle that neither impacts the object nor violates the prohibited space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sebastian Pliefke, Paul Jarmola, Thomas Wierich, Steven V. Byrne, Yuesheng Lu
  • Patent number: 10083522
    Abstract: A Quantified Image Measurement System that creates accurate physical measurement data from digital pictures is disclosed. The system can use any image format and enhances the image file with measurement data and data transformation information that enables the creation of any type of geometrical or dimensional measurement from the stored photograph. This file containing the original digital image along with the supplemental data is referred to as a Quantified Image File or QIF. The QIF can be shared with other systems via email, cloud syncing or other types of sharing technology. Once shared, existing systems such as CAD applications or web/cloud servers can use the QIF and the associated QIF processing software routines to extract physical measurement data and use the data for subsequent processing or building geometrically accurate models of the objects or scene in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SMART PICTURE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Dejan Jovanovic, Keith Beardmore, Kari Myllykoski, Mark O Freeman
  • Patent number: 10081370
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for systems for a vehicle. An example system for a vehicle includes a head-up display, a central unit having a circuit, connected to the head-up display, and a recording means for recording first image data of surroundings of the vehicle, wherein the circuit is configured to recognize an object in the surroundings based on the recorded first image data, wherein the head-up display is configured to project an image onto a windshield or onto a combiner of the vehicle, and wherein the circuit is configured to generate second image data for outputting the image and to send the image to the head-up display, to generate a virtual barrier in the second image data, and to position the virtual barrier within the image based on a determined position of the recognized object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Roth, Olaf Preissner, Michael Reuss, Stephan Bergmann
  • Patent number: 10085017
    Abstract: A system and method for scalable video coding that includes base layer having lower resolution encoding, enhanced layer having higher resolution encoding and the data transferring between two layers. The system and method provides several methods to reduce bandwidth of inter-layer transfers while at the same time reducing memory requirements. Due to less memory access, the system clock frequency can be lowered so that system power consumption is lowered as well. The system avoids having prediction data from base layer to enhanced layer to be up-sampled for matching resolution in the enhanced layer as transferring up-sampled data can impose a big burden on memory bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Lei Zhang, Ji Zhou, Zhen Chen, Min Yu
  • Patent number: 10085028
    Abstract: A method for reducing a computational load in high efficiency video coding includes generating a full rate distortion calculation list of selected intra coding modes where the intra coding modes including intra prediction modes and depth modeling modes. A rate distortion cost is determined, with a segment-wise depth coding mode being disabled, for each intra prediction mode in the full rate distortion calculation list and a smallest rate distortion cost intra prediction mode is selected. A rate distortion cost for a particular intra prediction mode is calculated with the segment-wise depth coding mode enabled. After comparison, one of the particular intra prediction mode and the smallest rate distortion cost intra prediction mode having the smallest rate distortion cost is applied to a prediction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: Futurewei Technologies, Inc., Santa Clara University
    Inventors: Zhouye Gu, Jianhua Zheng, Nam Ling, Chen-Xiong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10075734
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for performing intra-prediction using an adaptive filter. The method for performing intra-prediction includes the steps of: determining whether or not to apply a first filter for a reference pixel value on the basis of information of a neighboring block of a current block; applying the first filter for the reference pixel value when it is determined to apply the first filter; performing intra-prediction on the current block on the basis of the reference pixel value; determining whether or not to apply a second filter for a prediction value according to each prediction mode of the current block, which is predicted by the intra-prediction performance on the basis of the information of the neighboring block; and applying the second filter for the prediction value according to each prediction mode of the current block when it is determined to apply the second filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jin Ho Lee, Hui Yong Kim, Se Yoon Jeong, Suk Hee Cho, Ha Hyun Lee, Jong Ho Kim, Sung Chang Lim, Jin Soo Choi, Jin Woong Kim, Chie Teuk Ahn
  • Patent number: 10071747
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for systems for a vehicle. An example system for a vehicle includes a head-up display and a circuit, which is connected to the head-up display, wherein the head-up display is configured to project an image onto a front windshield of the vehicle or onto a separate combiner, wherein the circuit is configured to output image data to the head-up display, whereby the image data have a set of objects which include messages for the user, to determine a user's workload level, based on a set of driving conditions, to switch between at least one first workload mode and a second workload mode based on the level, whereby the second workload mode is assigned a higher level than the first workload mode, and in the second workload mode to reduce at least one object, which is output in the first workload mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Roth, Olaf Preissner, Christoph Reifenrath
  • Patent number: 10075692
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for video coding of a block of depth data or texture data using a simple Intra mode is disclosed. The method determines a prediction process selected from a prediction process list for the current block, where the prediction process list comprises at least a single sample mode and at least a simplified Intra prediction mode. If the prediction process selected for the current block corresponds to one single sample mode, encoding or decoding the current block using a single sample value derived from one or more previously decoded pixels for a whole current block. If the prediction process selected for the current block corresponds to one simplified Intra prediction mode, encoding or decoding the current block using Intra prediction signal derived according to a corresponding Intra prediction mode with no residual coding for the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: HFI INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Yi-Wen Chen, Jian-Liang Lin
  • Patent number: 10075690
    Abstract: A method for three-dimensional video coding using aligned motion parameter derivation for motion information prediction and inheritance is disclosed. Embodiments according to the present invention utilize motion parameters associated with a corresponding block for motion information prediction or inheritance. The aligned motion parameters may be derived by searching each current reference picture list of the current block to find a matched reference picture having a same POC (Picture Order Count) or a same view index as that of the reference picture pointed by the MV of the corresponding block. The aligned motion parameters may also be derived by searching each current reference picture list to check whether the reference picture index of the reference picture in the reference view to be inherited exceeds a maximum reference picture index of each current reference picture list of the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Jian-Liang Lin, Yi-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 10075713
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of decoding a luma transform and plurality of chroma transforms from a video bitstream. The chroma transforms contain chroma data for a single color channel. The method determines a value of a luma transform skip flag for the luma transform indicating whether data of the luma transform is encoded in the video bitstream as a spatial domain representation. A value of a chroma transform skip flag is determined for a first chroma transform of the plurality of chroma transforms indicating whether the data of the chroma transform is encoded in the video bitstream as a spatial domain representation. The method decodes the luma transform according to the determined luma transform skip flag and the plurality of chroma transforms according to the determined chroma transform skip flag for the first chroma transform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Christopher James Rosewarne
  • Patent number: 10068145
    Abstract: Provided is a unit for photographing, including a holding member configured to hold a pill to be photographed by a photographing section, a supporting member configured to support the holding member so that the pill faces the photographing section at a position that is determined in advance from the photographing section, a fixing unit configured to fix the holding member, which is supported to the supporting member, with a magnetic force, and a switching unit configured to switch a fixed state in which the holding member is fixed by the fixing unit and a released state in which the fixing of the holding member by the fixing unit is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Masuda, Keiji Endo
  • Patent number: 10070035
    Abstract: An electronic system is described that receives data identifying a component of a monitoring system from a wearable electronic device that is associated with the monitoring system. The monitoring system is associated with a property and includes components that are fixed within the property and that are configured to sense attributes of the property. The wearable electronic device includes a heads-up display and communicates with the monitoring system over a wireless network. Based on the data identifying the component of the monitoring system, monitoring system data collected by the component of the monitoring system is accessed. At least a portion of the monitoring system data collected by the component of the monitoring system is provided to the wearable electronic device for display at the heads-up display of the wearable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Alison Jane Slavin, Stephen Scott Trundle, Colin Murray