Patents Examined by Jayanti K. Patel
  • Patent number: 10726581
    Abstract: There is provided a video processing system for use with a video having frames including a first frame and neighboring frames of the first frame. The system includes a memory storing a video processing application, and a processor. The processor is configured to execute the video processing application to sample scene points corresponding to an output pixel of the first frame of the frames of the video, the scene points including alternate observations of a same scene point from the neighboring frames of the first frame of the video, and filter the scene points corresponding to the output pixel to determine a color of the output pixel by calculating a weighted combination of the scene points corresponding to the output pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Wang, Marcus Magnor, Felix Klose, Jean-Charles Bazin, Alexander Sorkine Hornung
  • Patent number: 10726290
    Abstract: A computerized system, kit and method for producing an accurate 3D-Model of a gemstone by obtaining an original 3D-model of an external surface of the gemstone; imaging at least one selected junction with only portions of its associated facets and edges disposed adjacent the junction, the location of the junction being determined based on information obtained at least partially by using the original 3D model; analyzing results of the imaging to obtain information regarding details of the gemstone at the junction; and using the information for producing an accurate 3D-model of said external surface of the gemstone, which is more accurate than the original 3-D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SARINE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Abraham Kerner, Shilo Stoper, Akiva Caspi
  • Patent number: 10708497
    Abstract: A control apparatus that controls medical imaging, includes: a communication unit configured to communicate with an imaging unit via a communication path that includes a wireless channel; an imaging control unit configured to cause the imaging unit to execute a plurality of imaging modes including a first imaging mode and a second imaging mode which obtains a larger data amount from imaging than the first imaging mode; a restricting unit configured to restrict transition of the imaging mode when a value indicating the state of communication with the imaging unit by the communication unit is smaller than a threshold; and a setting unit configured to set different threshold values for a case in which the first imaging mode transits to the second imaging mode and a case in which the second imaging mode transits to the first imaging mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirokazu Ohguri
  • Patent number: 10701244
    Abstract: Methods and devices for colorizing an infrared image stream may include receiving an infrared (IR) image stream of a scene. The methods and devices may include detecting at least one object in the IR image stream and receiving, from a red green blue (RGB) knowledge base, a RGB texture corresponding to the at least one object detected in the IR image stream. The methods and devices may include processing the RGB texture by matching coordinates in the RGB texture with corresponding coordinates in the at least one object to produce a colorized IR image stream. The methods and devices may include transmitting the colorized IR image stream of the scene wherein the at least one object is displayed in color based on the processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Louis-Philippe Bourret
  • Patent number: 10701362
    Abstract: A system utilizing high throughput significance map processing for CABAC in HEVC is provided. The system includes a first and second electronic device. The first electronic device encodes a block of level values, and transmits a bitstream to the second electronic device based on the encoding. The second electronic device decodes the bitstream using a high throughput significance map processing technique in order to recover video data corresponding to the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Hwan Kim, Christopher Andrew Segall
  • Patent number: 10697901
    Abstract: A pipe inspection device includes a housing (1) fixed to a semi-rigid rod (2) and having a longitudinal axis (3) and inside the housing a camera (4) having a forward-looking field of view and a camera (5) rotatable around said longitudinal axis (3) and having a field of view directed to permit closer inspection of an inner surface of the pipe, and means (17-24) for rotating the rotatable camera (5) to direct its field of view against an area of the inner surface of the pipe to be inspected more closely. To make it possible to inspect the inner surface of a pipe faster than with prior art devices, the inspection device has at least two cameras (5-7) in addition to the camera (4) having a forward-looking field. Said at least two cameras (5-7) are rotatable as an assembly around the longitudinal axis and have a field of view directed to permit closer inspection of an inner surface of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Vretmaskin El & Mekanik AB
    Inventor: Jakob Kesselberg
  • Patent number: 10701359
    Abstract: Noise levels in pre-reshaped codewords of a pre-reshaped bit depth in pre-reshaped images within a time window of a scene are calculated. Per-bin minimal bit depth values are computed for pre-reshaped codeword bins based on the calculated noise levels in the pre-reshaped codewords. Each per-bin minimal bit depth value corresponds to a minimal bit depth value for a respective pre-reshaped codeword bin. A specific codeword mapping function for a specific pre-reshaped image in the pre-reshaped image is generated based on the pre-reshaped bit depth, the per-bin minimal bit depth values, and a target bit depth smaller than the pre-reshaped bit depth. The specific codeword mapping function is applied to specific pre-reshaped codewords of the specific pre-reshaped image to generate specific target codewords of the target bit depth for a specific output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Guan-Ming Su
  • Patent number: 10691958
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a sensor, an interface and a processor. The sensor may be configured to generate a video signal based on a targeted view from a vehicle. The interface may receive status information from the vehicle. The processor may be configured to detect objects in the video signal. The processor may be configured to generate metadata in response to (i) a classification of the objects in the video signal and (ii) the status information. The metadata may be used to report road conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ambarella International LP
    Inventors: Alexander Fink, Shimon Pertsel
  • Patent number: 10681373
    Abstract: An inter-prediction method according to the present invention comprises the steps of: deriving a first motion vector of a current block; deriving a first reference block with respect to a current subunit of the current block on the basis of the first motion vector, the current subunit being adjacent to a target boundary of the current block; deriving a second reference block with respect to the current subunit on the basis of a second motion vector of a neighboring block adjacent to the target boundary; and generating prediction samples on the basis of an illumination compensation (IC)-based weighted sum of the first reference block and second reference block. The present invention enables reduction of the amount of data of additional information as well as efficient illumination compensation-based inter-prediction and block boundary error reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Naeri Park, Sunmi Yoo
  • Patent number: 10678259
    Abstract: Methods and systems for use of a reference image to detect a road obstacle are described. A computing device configured to control a vehicle, may be configured to receive, from an image-capture device, an image of a road on which the vehicle is travelling. The computing device may be configured to compare the image to a reference image; and identify a difference between the image and the reference image. Further, the computing device may be configured to determine a level of confidence for identification of the difference. Based on the difference and the level of confidence, the computing device may be configured to modify a control strategy associated with a driving behavior of the vehicle; and control the vehicle based on the modified control strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: David Ian Ferguson, Jiajun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10666907
    Abstract: Provided are a gas insulated switchgear (GIS) internal video monitoring system and a GIS internal video monitoring method. The GIS internal video monitoring system includes a GIS video sensor installed on a GIS enclosure and configured to acquire an open/close state of a GIS internal conductor in a real time manner, an intelligent power source module, a video server, and a video monitoring background system configured to control the intelligent power source module to supply power to the video sensor, where the GIS video sensor is connected with the video monitoring background system through the video server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: China XD Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shijun Bai, Yongqiang Zhang, Jizhou Duan, Haiqiang Wang, Rui Ye
  • Patent number: 10666853
    Abstract: A virtual makeup device includes a display controller that receives a makeup specifying operation for specifying a content of a virtual makeup on a face image imaged by a camera having an autofocus function in a state where the face image is displayed, and a camera controller that causes the camera to start an autofocus operation on condition that a predetermined makeup specifying operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroto Tomita
  • Patent number: 10645345
    Abstract: The system and method of the present application captures video of a scene in accordance with a plurality of capture characteristics, generates a capture profile for the video, and creates an index of the captured profile to enable a more rapid search of the captured video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Verint Americas Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Heier
  • Patent number: 10645459
    Abstract: A camera system is provided. A system may include at least one camera, at least one storage device communicatively coupled and local to the at least one camera, and a modem communicatively coupled to the at least one storage device. The system may further include a server coupled to the modem and including an application program. The application program may be configured to periodically download an image from the at least one camera, enable one or more downloaded images being associated with a known time period to be displayed at an electronic device, and enable video based on a selected downloaded image to be displayed at the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Live View Technologies
    Inventors: Steven L. Lindsey, Skyler J. Call
  • Patent number: 10645449
    Abstract: A method of content-based self-adaptive video transcoding, which includes: acquiring a minimum quantized value representative of a content complexity of a video to be transcoded and satisfying a preset objective quality standard; setting a value of transcoding parameter based on the minimum quantized value representative of the content complexity of the video to be transcoded and a video parameter value of the video to be transcoded; and transcoding the video to be transcoded based on the set transcoding parameter to generate a target video. The present disclosure further provides an apparatus of content-based self-adaptive video transcoding. The method provided by the present disclosure can avoid unnecessarily bandwidth consumption while ensuring the quality of the transcoded video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Jianguo Tan
  • Patent number: 10634151
    Abstract: A certain material irregularly expressed in an observation area is effectively observed. An observing apparatus includes a first observing unit performing a time lapse shooting of a predetermined observation area, a first discriminating unit discriminating whether or not a first material is expressed in the observation area based on an image obtained by the first observing unit, and a second observing unit starting a time lapse shooting relating to a part where the first material is expressed at a timing when the first material is expressed in the observation area, in which a shooting frequency of the time lapse shooting by the second observing unit is higher than a shooting frequency of the time lapse shooting by the first observing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Kii
  • Patent number: 10631012
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for video encoding and decoding, and, more particularly, for implementing detection and visual enhancement of video encoding artifacts. In various embodiments, an encoder might encode, using one or more encoding algorithms under test, an original video signal that is received from a video content source. The encoder might send an encoded video signal to a first decoder, which might decode the encoded video signal. A synchronization engine might receive the original video signal from the video content source, receive the decoded video signal from the first decoder, and implement frame synchronization of the received original video signal and the decoded video signal. A difference engine might generate a difference signal between the synchronized original video signal and the synchronized decoded video signal. A post processor might implement post processing of the generated difference signal, which may be displayed, to enhance video encoding artifacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Sprenger, Zubin Ingah
  • Patent number: 10630886
    Abstract: A virtual makeup device includes a display controller that receives a makeup specifying operation for specifying a content of a virtual makeup on a face image imaged by a camera having an autofocus function in a state where the face image is displayed, and a camera controller that causes the camera to start an autofocus operation on condition that a predetermined makeup specifying operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroto Tomita
  • Patent number: 10623624
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus that achieves a function of a compound eye camera using a plurality of photographing modules and that improves AF accuracy even if environmental conditions vary or even if a state is changed by impact from outside. The electronic apparatus includes two photographing modules. A first obtaining unit performs contrast AF by one of the two photographing modules to obtain a first focus detection result. A second obtaining unit calculates an object distance from parallax information between the two photographing modules to obtain a second focus detection result. A correction unit corrects a calculation result of the object distance obtained by the second obtaining unit in a case where a state of at least one of the two photographing modules and a body of the electronic apparatus varies and where a difference between the first and second focus detection results is more than a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Fukai, Kiyoshi Nitto, Toshihiro Ogawa, Junichiro Iwamatsu
  • Patent number: 10623680
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, by an asset privacy system, an input video feed that includes images of one or more assets located within a data center, identifying, by the asset privacy system, one or more corresponding assets for the images of the one or more assets, determining, by the asset privacy system, an asset of the one or more assets a customer is not authorized to view, and generating, from the input video feed, by the asset privacy system based at least on the determining, an output video feed that does not include images of the asset the customer is not authorized to view and that does include images of at least one other asset of the one or more assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: EQUINIX, INC.
    Inventors: Venkatachalam Rangasamy, Purvish Purohit, Vijaay Doraiswamy, Jaganathan Jeyapaul, Brian J. Lillie