Patents Examined by Jean W. Désir
  • Patent number: 10356298
    Abstract: A board inspection apparatus is disclosed, which includes a surface-side irradiator irradiating a surface of each inspection area of a board, a surface-side camera taking a surface-side image of the surface, a rear face-side irradiator irradiating a rear face of each inspection area, a rear face-side camera taking a rear face-side image of the rear face, and a controller moving the surface-side irradiator and the surface-side camera to a position corresponding to the surface of each inspection area, moving the rear face-side irradiator and the rear face-side camera to a position corresponding to the rear face of each inspection area, and inspecting the surface and the rear face of each inspection area based on the surface-side image and the rear face-side image, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CKD Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Umemura, Akira Kato, Tsuyoshi Ohyama, Norihiko Sakaida
  • Patent number: 10348452
    Abstract: Video data transmission in a communication system is provided. A method for operating a transmitting node includes generating a packet comprising data selected from compressed data and raw data based on a data size, and transmitting the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jae-Hyon Kim, Myung-Ha Kuh
  • Patent number: 10343606
    Abstract: A camera system for a vehicle that includes a camera unit having a serializer and a control unit having a deserializer connected to the serializer is provided. The deserializer includes a plurality of data contacts for parallel data output. One or more of the data contacts are data contact general purpose inputs/outputs (GPIO) pins that communicates with GPIO pins of a data processing unit of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Connaught Electronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Mutlu Aydin, Ganapathi Ramachandra, Mohammed Nasr
  • Patent number: 10334241
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting defective camera arrays, optic arrays and/or sensors are described. One embodiment includes capturing image data using a camera array; dividing the captured images into a plurality of corresponding image regions; identifying the presence of localized defects in any of the cameras by evaluating the image regions in the captured images; and detecting a defective camera array using the image processing system when the number of localized defects in a specific set of image regions exceeds a predetermined threshold, where the specific set of image regions is formed by: a common corresponding image region from at least a subset of the captured images; and any additional image region in a given image that contains at least one pixel located within a predetermined maximum parallax shift distance along an epipolar line from a pixel within said common corresponding image region within the given image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Jacques Duparre, Andrew Kenneth John McMahon, Dan Lelescu, Kartik Venkataraman, Gabriel Molina
  • Patent number: 10311716
    Abstract: A system and method for enabling set up of a controlling device capable of controlling a plurality of appliances, via an interactive instruction set and associated programming. The programming is accessible by a STB or other controllable appliance and is configured to appropriately display interactive instructions and prompts to a user during a user initiated set up procedure for configuration of another controllable device (e.g., DVD, VCR, DVR, etc) available to the user. Appropriate set up data, generally in the form of command library codes, is displayed to the user by the interactive instruction set and associated programming for entry and trial by the user in set up of the desired appliance(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Lee Haughawout, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10306200
    Abstract: A method including: receiving 16 10-bit Y samples stored in respective 16-bit words; logically ORing the 16 10-bit Y samples with the lowest 5-bits corresponding to each of the next 16 10-bit U samples; receiving the first consecutive 16 10-bit Y samples stored in respective 16-bit words; logically ORing the next consecutive 16 10-bit Y samples with the highest 5-bits corresponding to each of the next 16 10-bit U samples; receiving the second consecutive 16 10-bit Y samples stored in respective 16-bit words, logically ORing the second consecutive 16 10-bit Y samples with the lowest 5-bits corresponding to each of the next 16 10-bit V samples; receiving the third consecutive 16 10-bit Y samples stored in respective 16-bit words; and logically ORing the third consecutive 16 10-bit Y samples with the highest 5-bits corresponding to each of the next 16 10-bit V samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo A. Rodriguez, Benjamin Lorne Walton
  • Patent number: 10298780
    Abstract: A digital image is captured. The captured digital image includes a calibration pattern. The calibration pattern includes displayed information about the calibration pattern. The displayed information is read to obtain calibration information about the captured digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Pixameter Corp.
    Inventor: Mansoor Ghazizadeh
  • Patent number: 10297144
    Abstract: A system and method for enabling set up of a controlling device capable of controlling a plurality of appliances, via an interactive instruction set and associated programming. The programming is accessible by a STB or other controllable appliance and is configured to appropriately display interactive instructions and prompts to a user during a user initiated set up procedure for configuration of another controllable device (e.g., DVD, VCR, DVR, etc) available to the user. Appropriate set up data, generally in the form of command library codes, is displayed to the user by the interactive instruction set and associated programming for entry and trial by the user in set up of the desired appliance(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Lee Haughawout, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10298907
    Abstract: A method of sharing documents is provided. The method includes capturing first image data associated with a document, detecting content of the document based on the captured first image data, capturing second image data associated with an object controlled by a user moved relative to the document, determining a relative position between the document and the object, combining a portion of the second image data with the first image data based on the determined relative position to generate a combined image signal that is displayed, and emphasizing a portion of the content in the displayed combined image signal, based on the relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Patrick Chiu, Sven Kratz, Shingu Jun, Laurent Denoue
  • Patent number: 10264209
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal and controlling method thereof, suitable for outputting a portion of a video or text information by maintaining a play ratio in response to a size change of a video play region in case of playing the video in the course of multitasking execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Younhwa Choi, Yoojin Choi, Huran Choi
  • Patent number: 10250857
    Abstract: An electronic device including an optical module, a method of operating the electronic device including the optical module, and a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having recorded thereon a program for performing the method. The electronic device includes an optical module configured to project content on a projection surface and a processor configured to determine whether the electronic device is positioned within a predetermined range of a projection surface and control the optical module to project the content onto the projection surface based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-hyung Kim, Myung-su Kang, Ji-hyun Kim, Hyo-jung Kim, Hee-Kyung Kim, Bo-ram Namgoong, Jung-chul Park, Se-jun Song, Sung-kwang Yang, Yoon-gi Lee
  • Patent number: 10218947
    Abstract: A display system includes a display screen, a plurality of subsystems, and a control system. The plurality of subsystems each generate an excitation beam that carries image information and a servo beam. For each subsystem, a servo feedback detector receives feedback light of the servo beam, detects the servo feedback mark, and produces a monitor signal. For each subsystem, a control unit is operable to adjust optical energies carried by the excitation beam using a scaling factor. Two adjacent subsystems of the plurality of subsystems are configured such that in operation the areas scanned by the excitation beams of the two subsystems overlap in an overlap region. The control system is configured to determine a range of the overlap region based on the monitor signals from the servo feedback detectors of the adjacent subsystems, and to determine the scaling factors for the excitation beams for the overlap region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Prysm, Inc.
    Inventor: Jahja Trisnadi
  • Patent number: 10218933
    Abstract: An electrical device includes a rear chassis, a fastening member, and an attachment member. The rear chassis has a through-hole. The fastening member is disposed inside the rear chassis. The fastening member has a threaded hole. The attachment member retains the fastening member relative to the rear chassis. The attachment member has a first engaging part that engages with an internal portion of the rear chassis. The screw extends through the through-hole of the rear chassis and screwed into the threaded hole of the fastening member for attaching a wall-mount fixture to an external portion of the rear chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Yonezawa, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Kenji Ogura, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10178340
    Abstract: A broadcasting signal receiving apparatus includes an input receiver configured to receive a user's input selecting a channel among a plurality of channels; a first tuner configured to tune to the channel selected by the user's input and receive a broadcast signal of the tuned channel; and a controller configured to control the first tuner to tune to a first channel and receive a broadcast signal of the first channel when a user makes the first input, and to control the first tuner to tune to a second channel and receive a broadcast signal of the second channel when a user makes a second input within a predetermined period of time after receiving the first input, wherein the first channel corresponds to the first input, and the second channel corresponds to a combination of the first input and the second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong-hwa Kim
  • Patent number: 10171761
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic device that enable a reduction in the voltage of an AD conversion circuit. A solid-state imaging device includes: a plurality of pixels; a vertical signal line configured to output a pixel signal of the pixel; and a clipping circuit configured to limit a voltage of the vertical signal line to a predetermined voltage. The clipping circuit includes a transistor configured to generate the predetermined voltage in accordance with a voltage of a gate, and a sample holding circuit configured to hold a reset level of the pixel that is output to the vertical signal line, and input the reset level to the gate of the transistor. The present technology can be applied to a CMOS image sensor, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Hanzawa
  • Patent number: 10154801
    Abstract: Navigation and tissue capture systems and methods for navigation to and/or capture of selected tissue using the innate electrical activity of the selected tissue and/or other tissue are described. In the context of left atrial appendage closure, the systems and methods can be used to navigate to the left atrial appendage and capture/control the appendage while a closure instrument (suture, clip, ring) is placed over the appendage and tightened down or a closure method (ablation, cryogenic procedures, stapling, etc.) is performed to close the left atrial appendage. The use of innate electrical activity for navigating devices may be used in connection with other tissues and/or areas of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignees: MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, AEGIS MEDICAL INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Paul A. Friedman, Charles J. Bruce, Samuel J. Asirvatham, Trevor A. McCaw, Elliot Y. K. Hong
  • Patent number: 10142704
    Abstract: Preferred or preferential logo activation, where a particular logo may become active or activated, in response to a command to do so, so that the status of a particular logo may change from a visually imperceptible or unseen state to visually perceptible or seen state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Antony Dove
  • Patent number: 10128595
    Abstract: A camera for a vision system of a vehicle includes a front housing portion, a circuit board and a rear housing portion. The front housing portion includes a lens and the rear housing portion includes first and second connectors for electrically connecting to a vehicle wire harness when the camera is disposed at a vehicle. The circuit board includes circuitry established thereat, with the circuitry being associated with an imager of the camera. The first connector includes a multi-pin connector portion having at least one terminal for electrically connecting to at least one first circuit element at the circuit board. The second connector includes a coaxial cable connector portion that receives a connecting end of a coaxial cable for electrical connection to at least one second circuit element at the circuit board. The first and second connectors are at least in part molded at the rear housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Conger, Steven V. Byrne, Nazar F. Bally, Achim Newiger, Christian Mai
  • Patent number: 10110887
    Abstract: This disclosure is generally directed to a system and method for diagnosing display capabilities, such as resolution, frame rate, and content protection, of display devices and improving the performance of the display devices by optimizing the display settings based on the results of the diagnosing. Display diagnostics receives information from display devices in response to tests performed on the display devices. The display diagnostics analyzes the information and provides recommended display settings related to the display device for optimizing the display of video content on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: David Mendenhall, Jason Silver, Wade Brown, Lloyd Klarke, Sukh Gosal, Ali Vassigh
  • Patent number: 10105837
    Abstract: An extended-reach tool system may include a gimbal positioned adjacent a surface opening; an extended-reach arm having a tool and engaging the gimbal; a sensor system for measuring a position of the arm relative to the gimbal and a position and spatial orientation of the tool relative to the opening; a computer control that converts one or both of the rotational and linear measurements from the sensor system into spatial location representations for virtual representations of 3-D models of the workpiece and tool, determines a position and orientation of the tool relative to the opening and workpiece, and adjusts the virtual representations of the 3-D models of the workpiece and tool as the arm and tool move relative to the workpiece, representing a real-time orientation of the tool relative to the workpiece; and a display for displaying the virtual representations of the 3-D models of the workpiece and tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James J. Troy, Gary E. Georgeson, Paul S. Rutherford, Nathan R. Smith