Patents Examined by Jayanti K. Patel
  • Patent number: 10324290
    Abstract: Example systems and methods are described that help increase the situational awareness of a user of a helmet, such as a motorcycle helmet. One or more cameras are physically coupled to the helmet, where each camera includes a lens and an associated image sensor. Each camera is configured to generate a video feed, which is presented to a user on a display. The video feed represents a field-of-view around the helmet, and may be projected onto a surface, such as the visor of the helmet, thereby enabling enhanced situational awareness for the user of the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: New Skully, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Daniel Weller, Liang Guan, Andrew Wei Tam
  • Patent number: 10327010
    Abstract: An encoder for receiving a video frame and performing encoding processes to generate an encoded bitstream includes: a fidelity enhancement block, for performing a fidelity enhancement technique on processed data utilizing a partition method, and generating fidelity enhancement information comprising at least one parameter associated with a partition structure, wherein the fidelity enhancement technique comprises applying discrepancy modeling based on DC offset; and an entropy coding block, coupled to the fidelity enhancement block, for encoding the fidelity enhancement information, and embedding the encoded fidelity enhancement information into the encoded bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: HFI Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Shaw-Min Lei, Yu-Wen Huang, Xun Guo
  • Patent number: 10321101
    Abstract: A method and apparatus including providing a plurality of security systems, each detecting threats within a different respective secured geographic area and each reporting detected threats to a central monitoring station, a human user of a first of the plurality of security systems sending a notification to an authorized human user of a second of the plurality of security systems through the central monitoring station, the notification authorizing control of the first security system by the user of the second security system, in response to the notification, the central monitoring station forming a control connection between the first and second security systems and the user of the second security system controlling the first security system through a user interface of the second security system
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Bharat Balaso Khot, Eric Oh, Ajay Partap Singh Chhokar, Karthikeyan Pollachi Duraiswamy, Kiran Kumar Guduguntla, Rajendra Kumar Venkata Alluri
  • Patent number: 10321119
    Abstract: A stereoscopic image display device is discussed, which may minimize 3D crosstalk and luminance deviation between viewing zones. The stereoscopic image display device can include a display panel that includes a first substrate having a plurality of pixels provided in a pixel region in a curved shape and a second substrate having a plurality of openings respectively overlapped with the plurality of pixels; and a lenticular lens sheet arranged above the display panel, including a plurality of lenticular lenses inclined to be parallel with the openings, wherein each of the plurality of openings is inclined at a slope parallel with one side of each pixel and has a shape different that of the pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hoon Ki Kim, Byung Joo Lee, Ju Hoon Jang, You-Yong Jin
  • Patent number: 10317597
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward optics and imaging. As may be implemented with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes one or more phase masks that operate with an objective lens and a microlens array to alter a phase characteristic of light travelling in a path from a specimen, through the objective lens and microlens array and to a photosensor array. Using this approach, the specimen can be imaged with spatial resolution characteristics provided via the altered phase characteristic, which can facilitate construction of an image with enhanced resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Noy Cohen, Marc S. Levoy, Michael J. Broxton, Logan Grosenick, Samuel Yang, Aaron Andalman, Karl A. Disseroth, Mark A. Horowitz
  • Patent number: 10313670
    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: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Gary J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10313639
    Abstract: A method of determining camera poses includes capturing a plurality of image frames using a camera, computing relative poses between each set of image frame pairs to provide a relative pose set and an uncategorized relative pose set, and detecting and removing miscategorized relative poses to provide a remaining relative pose set. The method also includes determining global poses using the remaining relative pose set and computing extended relative poses for at least a portion of the miscategorized relative poses and at least a portion of the uncategorized relative pose set to provide an extended relative pose set and an extended uncategorized relative pose set. The method further includes detecting and removing extended miscategorized relative poses to provide a remaining extended relative pose set and determining updated global poses for the plurality of image frames using the remaining relative pose set and the remaining extended relative pose set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Xiaolin Wei
  • Patent number: 10313635
    Abstract: A video analytics system includes a first database for storing searchable time-stamped transactional data indicative of activity within a monitored system, a second database for storing time-stamped video metadata, wherein the time-stamped video metadata comprises searchable attributes associated with a raw video data stream; and a rule-based correlation server for comparing the time-stamped transactional data with the time-stamped video metadata to identify correlation events indicating potential activity of interest. An output subsystem reports the correlation events from the correlation engine. The analytics system is useful for detecting fraud in ATM transactions by comparing the transactional data, for example, the presence of a transaction, with video metadata, for example, indicating whether a transaction occurs when a person is present, for how long the person is there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Solink Corporation
    Inventors: Andrezj Paliga, Michael Matta, David Glick, Debbie Pinard
  • Patent number: 10303940
    Abstract: An HMD device includes a display panel and an x-prism beamsplitter disposed along a first axis between the display panel and an expected position of an eye of a user. The x-prism beamsplitter directs a first light beam in a first direction from the display panel to the eye along the first axis, directs a second light beam in a second direction along a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis, and directs a third light beam in the second direction along the second axis, wherein the second light beam is representative of the first light beam and the third light beam is representative of a reflection of the first light beam off of the eye. The HMD device further includes an imaging camera to capture a composite image comprising a combination of both a representation of the second light beam and a representation of the third light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Zhibin Zhang, Jerry Carollo
  • Patent number: 10304178
    Abstract: Methods and systems for diagnosing semiconductor wafer are provided. A target image is obtained according to graphic data system (GDS) information of a specific layout in the semiconductor wafer, wherein the target image includes a first contour having a first pattern corresponding to the specific layout. Image-based alignment is performed to capture a raw image from the semiconductor wafer according to the first contour. The semiconductor wafer is analyzed by measuring the raw image, so as to provide a diagnostic result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Peng-Ren Chen, Shiang-Bau Wang, Wen-Hao Cheng, Yung-Jung Chang, Wei-Chung Hu, Yi-An Huang, Jyun-Hong Chen
  • Patent number: 10302932
    Abstract: A microscope system (1) includes a microscope and a camera (3) for generating and recording image-based information on an area of observation. A storage and evaluation unit (4) is connected to the microscope (2) and the camera (3) for detecting parameter settings of the microscope associated with the image-based information. A display (5) renders visible the digital image of the area of observation, and a control unit (6) is connected to the storage and evaluation unit (4) and to the display (5). The control unit (6) places digital markers for marking observed objects in a digital image of the area of observation and displays the digital markers on the display (5). The storage and evaluation unit (4) selects and stores information on each digital marker so that the marker can be associated at a later point in time with the position of the observed object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG
    Inventors: Stefan Saur, Marco Witzbach
  • Patent number: 10306240
    Abstract: A video block of a current picture may be coded in an intra block copy (IBC) mode. Weighted prediction may be disabled for the IBC-coded screen content video block. Fractional block vectors may be used for the chroma components of the IBC-coded video block. An interpolation filter may be utilized to generate chroma prediction samples for the video block. A decoded version of the current reference picture may be added to both reference picture list L0 and reference picture list L1 that are associated with the IBC-coded video block. When constrained intra prediction is applied, reference samples that may be used to predict an intra-coded video block may be limited to those in intra-coded neighboring blocks. The range of IBC searches may be restricted by imposing a maximum absolute value for block vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: VID SCALE, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyu Xiu, Yan Ye, Yuwen He
  • Patent number: 10298908
    Abstract: A display system for use in a vehicle is disclosed including a camera configured to capture frames corresponding to a field of view. The camera is in communication with a processing unit configured to receive data representative of objects within the captured frames from the camera. A display is in communication with the processing unit which is configured to display objects based on the data representative of the captured frames received by the processing unit. Multi-frame capture is utilized with differential inter-frame illumination to provide low-visibility object detection and display. Adverse environmental conditions whereby image display is enhanced include fog, rain, snow, dust, nighttime, and high-glare scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: 4D Intellectual Properties, LLC
    Inventor: James E. Retterath
  • Patent number: 10291923
    Abstract: A computing device receive a bitstream comprising a plurality of coded slice NAL units encapsulating RBSPs for respective slice segments of a slice of a picture. The slice segments including an independent slice segment and one or more dependent slice segments. The picture is partitioned into a plurality of tiles, including a first tile and a second tile. The slice segments include one or more slice segments that contain CTUs of the first tile and one or more slice segments that contain CTUs of the second tile. The computing device generates a file storing the bitstream. As part of generating the file, the computing device defines a tile region in the file. The tile region comprises an integer number of tiles forming a rectangular region encoded in one or more of the slice segments. The rectangular tile region includes the first tile and not the second tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Fnu Hendry, Ye-Kui Wang
  • Patent number: 10291845
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for providing personalized depth of field perception for omnidirectional video. A method is provided that includes generating, by a processor, a three-dimensional reconstruction of content from an omnidirectional capture device; determining a camera pose of an end user device in relation to the omnidirectional capture device content; identifying an object of interest in the content based in part on the camera pose of the end user device; generating an artificial depth of field for the content wherein the object of interest is in focus; and causing a personalized content view to be provided based on the object of interest and the artificial depth of field. A corresponding apparatus and a computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Sujeet Mate, Kimmo Tapio Roimela
  • Patent number: 10282831
    Abstract: An apparatus for motion compensated noise reduction for input images is provided. The motion estimation and motion compensation circuit performs a motion estimation operation and a motion compensation operation on a current image and a previous image to obtain a first patch. The block matching operation circuit performs a block matching operation on the current image and the previous image to obtain a second patch. The motion detection circuit performs a motion detection operation on a target patch according to the first patch and the second patch to output a set of third patches. The current image includes the target patch. The noise reduction circuit performs a noise reduction operation on the set of third patches according to a threshold curve, so as to generate the target patch that the noise is reduced. A method for motion compensated noise reduction for input images is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Chien-Chi Chen, Tung-Hsin Lee, Chieh-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 10284851
    Abstract: A system is provided for creating binary codewords for transform coefficients used for relating transform units (TUs) divided into coding units (CUs) in a High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) system. The system provides binarization of the codewords and removes unnecessary operations to reduce system complexity and increase compression performance. The system generates transform coefficients that relate the TUs and begins by providing a parameter variable (cRiceParam) set to an initial value of zero. Significant transform coefficients are converted into binary codewords based on the current value of the parameter variable, and the parameter variable is then updated with a new current value after each transform coefficient has been converted. Updating can be provided with reference to table values or the values can be provided from combination logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Jian Lou, Xue Fang, Limin Wang
  • Patent number: 10277909
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and instrumentalities are described to implement single loop decoding, A video decoding device (VDD) may receive a video bitstream, which may include one or more bitstreams (e.g., base layer bitstream, enhanced layer bitstream, etc.) The VDD may generate a hybrid inter-layer reference (H-ILR) picture. The H-ILR picture may be generated based on one or more inputs including, for example, a first layer motion information, a processed (e.g., upsampled) first layer residue signal, a second layer texture information, etc. The first layer motion information may be derived from a compressed first layer motion field or an uncompressed first layer motion field. An H-ILR block of the H-ILR picture may be reconstructed by deriving motion information of the H-ILR block from one or more neighboring H-ILR blocks in the H-ILR picture, for example, when the neighboring blocks are inter-coded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: VID SCALE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Ye, Xiaoyu Xiu, Yong He, Yuwen He, Jie Dong, Eun Seok Ryu
  • Patent number: 10270981
    Abstract: A method for processing high dynamic range data from a nonlinear camera includes; generating an input image comprising a plurality of pixels, each pixel having an initial pixel value, wherein the initial pixel values are generated using a camera transition curve; generating a first lookup table representing a combination of an inverse function and a re-compression function, the first lookup table having input values and output values, wherein each input value is linked to one output value, the inverse function is the inverse of the camera transition curve, the re-compression function is a smooth and continuous function having a slope at each input value which is greater than or equal to a corresponding slope of the camera transition curve, the first lookup table is generated such that the inverse function precedes the re-compression function; and generating a first image by converting the initial pixel values using the first lookup table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Mirko Meuter, Mateusz Komorkiewicz, Rajat Sanyal, Christof Petig
  • Patent number: 10271059
    Abstract: A decoder includes a parser, an intra predictor, and an inter predictor. The parser parses a bit stream to extract header information and first through third data information, to determine a prediction mode for blocks in a current frame based on the header information, and to selectively output the first and second data information based on the prediction mode. The intra predictor generates a predicted value of a pixel of a current block based on a pixel value of a first reference block in the current frame based on the first data information. The inter predictor predicts a second reference block from a reference frame based on the second data information, converts a pixel value of the second reference block, and generates a predicted value of the pixel of the current block based on a converted pixel value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Il Seo, Hyuk Jae Jang