Patents Examined by Jayanti K. Patel
  • Patent number: 11989926
    Abstract: In exemplary embodiments, methods and systems are provided that include or utilize one or more automotive equipped cameras and a processor. The one or more automotive equipped cameras are configured to be onboard a vehicle and to obtain camera images during operation of the vehicle, the camera images including a view of one or more wheels of the vehicle. The processor is coupled to the one or more cameras, and is configured to at least facilitate: processing the camera images; and determining one or more states of the one or more wheels, including an alignment thereof, a health thereof, or both, based on the processing of the camera images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OEPRATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Sai Vishnu Aluru, Steffen P. Lindenthal, Sravan Daruri
  • Patent number: 11979608
    Abstract: An image decoding method according to the present document comprises the steps of: receiving a bitstream including residual information; deriving a quantized transform coefficient for a current block on the basis of the residual information included in the bitstream; deriving a residual sample for the current block on the basis of the quantized transform coefficient; and generating a restoration picture on the basis of the residual sample for the current block, wherein the residual information includes position information for indicating the position of a transform coefficient, which is not the last 0 in a transform block, and the position information can be derived if a transform skip is not applied to the transform block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunmi Yoo, Seunghwan Kim, Jungah Choi, Ling Li, Jangwon Choi, Jin Heo
  • Patent number: 11974055
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to perceiving scene features using event sensors and image sensors. Paths may be scanned across objects in a scene with one or more beams. Images of the scene may be captured with frame cameras. Events may be generated based on detection of beam reflections that correspond to the objects. Trajectories may be based on the paths and the events. A distribution of intensity associated with the trajectories may be determined based on the energy associated with the traces in the images. Centroids for the trajectories may be determined based on the distribution of the intensity of energy, a resolution of the frame cameras, or timestamps associated with the events. Enhanced trajectories may be generated based on the centroids such that the enhanced trajectories may be provided to a modeling engine that executes actions based on the enhanced trajectories and the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Summer Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Dirk Smits, Steven Dean Gottke
  • Patent number: 11953670
    Abstract: An imaging system is configured with an autofocus operation that refocuses multiple cameras of the imaging system on detected features of interest, instead of on the whole image of the sample. Focus measures are calculated on the detected features, and then aggregated to focus distances of actuator moving the camera array, the sample stage, or individual cameras based on a maximization of detected features to be in focus. After the refocus, the imaging system recaptures new images and analyzes features on the new images to generate statistical characterization of the sample based on the classification of the features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventors: Mark Harfouche, Gregor Horstmeyer, Robert Horstmeyer
  • Patent number: 11956451
    Abstract: A video decoding method performed by a decoding apparatus includes deriving one of a plurality of cross-component linear model (CCLM) prediction mode as a CCLM prediction mode of the current chroma block, deriving a sample number of neighboring chroma samples of the current chroma block based on the CCLM prediction mode of the current chroma block, a size of the current chroma block, and a specific value derived as 2. The method includes deriving the neighboring chroma samples of the sample number, calculating CCLM parameters based on the neighboring chroma samples and the down sampled neighboring luma samples, deriving prediction samples for the current chroma block based on the CCLM parameters and the down sampled luma samples and generating reconstructed samples for the current chroma block based on the prediction samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jangwon Choi, Jin Heo, Seunghwan Kim, Sunmi Yoo, Ling Li, Jungah Choi
  • Patent number: 11947099
    Abstract: Aspects of present disclosure relate to real-time image generation. An exemplary apparatus for real time image generation includes at least an optical system, a slide port configured to hold a slide, an actuator mechanism mechanically connected to a mobile element, a user interface comprising an input interface and an output interface, at least processor configured to: using the at least an optical system, capture a first image of the slide at a first position, modify the first image, using the output interface, display the first image to a user, using the input interface, receive a parameter set from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventors: Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Prasanth Perugupalli
  • Patent number: 11949884
    Abstract: An encoder encodes a video, and includes: circuitry; and memory coupled to the circuitry. Using the memory, the circuitry: obtains at least two items of prediction information for a first partition included in the video; derives at least one template from neighboring samples which neighbor the first partition; calculates at least two costs, using the at least one template and the at least two items of prediction information; using the at least two costs, (i) determines at least one splitting direction for the first partition or (ii) assigns one of the at least two items of prediction information to a second partition split from the first partition according to the splitting direction, and another thereof to a third partition split from the first partition according to the splitting direction; and encodes the first partition according to the splitting direction and the at least two items of prediction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Ryuichi Kanoh, Chong Soon Lim, Ru Ling Liao, Hai Wei Sun, Sughosh Pavan Shashidhar, Han Boon Teo, Jing Ya Li
  • Patent number: 11943445
    Abstract: An image decoding method according to the present document may comprise the steps of: receiving image information including residual information and an LFNST index from a bitstream; deriving a transform coefficient on the basis of the residual information; deriving a flag variable related to whether LFNST is applied to a current block on the basis of the LFNST index; and performing the LFNST on the basis of the flag variable and the transform coefficient, wherein the flag variable is derived for each color component of the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Moonmo Koo, Jie Zhao, Hyeongmoon Jang, Seunghwan Kim, Jaehyun Lim
  • Patent number: 11930196
    Abstract: A method includes transcoding a first block from a spatial region. The first block is associated with a first block tree pattern defining a structure of splitting a block into smaller blocks. A bit string of bits for the first block tree pattern is included in an encoded bitstream. The method determines a location of the first block in the spatial region when the first block tree pattern of the first block can be reused for a second block tree pattern of a second block. The spatial region includes blocks and the location is based on the first block being in the spatial region. Information for the second block is included in the encoded bitstream that indicates the location of the first block in the spatial region. The location allows the bit string for the first block tree pattern to be retrieved for use to decode the second block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: HULU, LLC
    Inventors: Wenhao Zhang, Deliang Fu, Min Gao, Juncheng Ma, Chen Liu
  • Patent number: 11924575
    Abstract: The applicant proposes a method and an apparatus to realize a faster, easier and more precise multispectral digitalization of films. The proposed method and apparatus ensure quality control of the multispectral film digitization using sensors and can correct the digital images for film shrinkage and deformation. This can allow for efficient digitization of films which can enable an effective automatization of the mass safeguarding of archived films. The proposed film digitizer apparatus can comprise a novel and improved light source module, which comprise a light assembly that can allow for better illumination of the film and shorter required exposure time that can lead to lower acquisition time for each of the various wavelength image acquisitions for each film image. Monitoring of the spectral distribution and/or the temperature of the light sources can ensure quality control of the digitalization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventor: James Alan Lindner
  • Patent number: 11917129
    Abstract: An image decoding method according to the present invention includes: a step for determining a reference sample line of a current block; a step for determining whether candidate intra-prediction modes identical to the intra-prediction mode of the current block exist; a step for deriving the intra-prediction mode of the current block on the basis of the determination; and a step for performing intra-prediction on the current block on the basis of the reference sample line and the intra-prediction mode. Here, at least one of the candidate intra prediction modes may be derived by adding or subtracting an offset to or from the maximum value among the intra-prediction mode of a neighboring block that is above the current block and the intra-prediction mode of a neighboring block that is to the left of the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Bae Keun Lee
  • Patent number: 11915437
    Abstract: The disclosed depth camera assembly may include a projector device to project light into an imaging environment. The projector device may include a light source and may also include a diffractive optical element that separates light emitted by the light source into a plurality of light regions including a plurality of separate wavelength ranges, such that each of the plurality of light regions contain light from only one of the plurality of separate wavelength ranges. The projector device may also include an interference filter. A head-mounted display system and related methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Manoj Bikumandla, Andrew Matthew Bardagjy, Cina Hazegh
  • Patent number: 11911240
    Abstract: Intraoral scanning systems for displaying 3D models of a patient's dental arch and near-IR images from the dental arch. These systems may include a wand with one or more image sensors and processors for processing the 3D models and near-IR information. The 3D models may include surface (e.g., color) information and the near-IR images may include information on internal structures, including enamel and dentin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Sabina, Avi Kopelman, Eric Kuo, Gilad Elbaz, Assaf Weiss, Doron Malka, Ofer Saphier, Eliahou Franklin Nizard, Ido Tishel, Shai Ayal, Maayan Moshe
  • Patent number: 11902530
    Abstract: An image decoding method according to the present document may comprise the steps of: deriving an intra prediction mode of a chroma block as a cross-component linear model (CCLM) mode on the basis of intra prediction mode information; updating the intra prediction mode of the chroma block on the basis of an intra prediction mode of a luma block corresponding to the chroma block; when the chroma block is not square, remapping the updated intra prediction mode to a wide-angle intra prediction mode; and determining an LFNST set including LFNST matrices on the basis of the remapped intra prediction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Moonmo Koo, Hyeongmoon Jang, Seunghwan Kim, Jaehyun Lim
  • Patent number: 11895287
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electronic device generating a multi-plane image of an arbitrary viewpoint and an operating method thereof. The electronic device includes a memory that stores a plurality of images, and at least one processor that executes a machine learning-based multi-plane image generating module generating an image of an arbitrary viewpoint from the plurality of images stored in the memory. When the multi-plane image generating module is executed, the processor selects at least two images from the plurality of images, by performing geometric calibration on the plurality of images, calculates a plane sweep volume including at least two layer images, performs an operation of a deep neural network to generate a plurality of multi-plane images having probability values, and generates the image of the arbitrary viewpoint by composing the plurality of multi-plane images and stores the image of the arbitrary viewpoint in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Seongjin Park, Do Hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 11895406
    Abstract: An imaging device assembly includes a light source, an imaging device formed with a plurality of imaging elements, and a control device. Each imaging element (10) includes a light receiving portion (21), a first charge storage portion (22) and a second charge storage portion (24), and a first charge transfer control means (23) and a second charge transfer control means (24). Under the control of the control device, the imaging element (10) captures an image of an object on the basis of high-intensity light and stores first image signal charge into the first charge storage portion (22) during a first period, and captures an image of the object on the basis of low-intensity light and stores second image signal charge into the second charge storage portion (24) during a second period. The control device obtains an image signal on the basis of the difference between the first image signal charge and the second image signal charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuichi Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11886642
    Abstract: A system including a first luminaire housing, a second luminaire housing, and a controller. The first luminaire housing includes a first light source configured to provide illumination to a first location, and a first I/O device configured to sense a first data set corresponding the first location. The second luminaire housing is separate from the first luminaire housing and includes a second light source configured to provide illumination to a second location, and a second I/O device configured to sense a second data set corresponding to the second location. The controller is configured to receive a portion of the first data set and a portion of the second data set, combine the portion of the first data set and the portion of the second data set to form a third data set corresponding to the first location and second location, and output the third data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher Bailey, Timothy Willis, Thomas Hill, III, Pritam Yadav
  • Patent number: 11887340
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a sensing system that employs beams to scan paths across an object such that sensors may the beams reflected by the scanned object. Events may be provided based on the detected signals and the paths such that each event may be associated with a sensor and event metrics. Crossing points for each sensor may be determined based on where the paths intersect the scanned object such that events associated with each sensor are associated with the crossing points for each sensor. Each crossing point of each sensor may be compared to each correspondent crossing point of each other sensor. actual crossing points may be determined based on the comparison and the crossing points for each sensor. Position information for each sensor may be determined based on the actual crossing points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Summer Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Schuyler Alexander Cullen, Gerard Dirk Smits, Steven Dean Gottke
  • Patent number: 11882295
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a block comprising pixels; encoding the pixels by: arranging the pixels in a sequence; generating a delta encoding of the pixels, the delta encoding comprising (a) a base value and (b) delta values having non-zero delta values and zero delta values, each delta value representing a difference between a corresponding pixel in the sequence and a previous pixel in the sequence; generating a symbol mask indicating whether each of the delta values is zero or non-zero; determining, based on magnitudes of the non-zero delta values, a symbol width for encoding each of the non-zero delta values; generating a sequence of symbols that respectively encode the non-zero delta values using the symbol width; generating a compression of the block by collating the symbol mask, the symbol width, and the sequence of symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nilanjan Goswami, Sonal Pinto
  • Patent number: 11882311
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing device and method capable of reducing an increase in processing delay. A data path of a one-dimensional input signal array of residual data is switched in a forward direction or a reverse direction, and matrix operation of one-dimensional orthogonal transform is performed on the one-dimensional input signal array input via the switched data path. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an image processing device, an image coding device, an image decoding device, a transmission device, a reception device, a transmission/reception device, an information processing device, an imaging device, a regeneration device, an electronic apparatus, an image processing method, an information processing method, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Tsukuba