Patents Examined by Jefferey F. Harold
  • Patent number: 10806325
    Abstract: A method for performing a surgical procedure includes adjusting an encoding configuration of a video encoder in response to receiving an input associated with a change of state of a surgical system performing the surgical procedure, and encoding image data of the surgical procedure captured after the change of state based on the adjusted encoding configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian E. Miller, Joey Chau, Govinda Payyavula
  • Patent number: 10812751
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed for dynamically switching between communication networks during audio streaming over a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)/Audio Return Channel (ARC) interface of a display device. A media device is configured to implement the dynamic switching. The media device, coupled to the HDMI/ARC interface, receives an audio stream over the HDMI/ARC interface and transmits the audio stream to speakers on a first network. The media device determines that the first network is overloaded and identifies a clean channel of a second network for transmitting the audio stream without an overload condition. The media device switches itself and connected speakers to the second network for a clean audio stream. The media device switches itself and connected speakers to the first network when there is no longer a need to be on the second network or when there is benefit to be on the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lee Stern, David Paul Mendenhall
  • Patent number: 10805535
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a camera group includes: controlling a first and second cameras to capture first and second images of a first scene, the first camera having a first field of view (FOV), the second camera having a second FOV overlapping the first FOV in a first overlap region; the first scene including a calibration target in the first overlap region; computing a first relative pose based on the first and second images; controlling the second camera and a third camera to capture third and fourth images of a second scene, the third camera having a third FOV overlapping the second FOV in a second overlap region, the second scene including a calibration target in the second overlap region; computing a second relative pose based on the third and fourth images; and computing a third relative pose based on the first and second relative poses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: AQUIFI, INC.
    Inventors: Carlo Dal Mutto, Giulio Marin
  • Patent number: 10805665
    Abstract: A device configured to determine a time on a progress bar and to identify a timestamp in the video timing map based on the time on the progress bar. The device is further configured to identify a source scene identifier corresponding with the identified timestamp and to play a video scene corresponding with the identified source scene identifier. The device is further configured to identify a first animation identifier corresponding with the identified timestamp and to play a first animation associated with the first animation identifier. The device is further configured to determine that the first animation identifier is present in the audio sample buffer, to identify an audio sample associated with the first animation identifier, and to play the identified audio sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Shankar Sangoli
  • Patent number: 10798331
    Abstract: A multichromic reflective coating is applied to a projector screen to reflect only those wavelengths produced by the projector, to accentuate selective wavelengths of light to be reflected. The screen can be a passive black substrate or an active grayscale screen such as e-ink paper, and un-reflected light reaches the screen which selectively tunes its grayscale to accentuate the brightness or darkness of the color video image being projected onto it and reflected by the multichromic reflective coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Dawson, Steven Richman
  • Patent number: 10798348
    Abstract: A light source apparatus, includes a first solid-state light source and processing circuitry. The first solid-state light source is configured to output first light. The processing circuitry is configured to control a power source to supply first current to the first solid-state light source, determine whether to change the supply of the first current to the first solid-state light source to maintain a brightness level of the first light output by the first solid-state light source at a first brightness level or within a first brightness level range, and control the power source to change the supply of the first current to the first solid-state light source to output the first light at the first brightness level or within the first brightness level range in response to a determination that the supply of the first current is determined to be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikeura
  • Patent number: 10785441
    Abstract: A TV without a touch screen can nonetheless execute applications designed for mobile devices that assume a touch screen user interface (UI) by a “dumb” remote control with up/down, left/right, select buttons, or by a remote control with a touch pad, or by a remote control application running on a mobile device with a touch-screen that communicates with the TV. In all three scenarios, the TV recognizes that it is running in a special remote control mode and with a corresponding remote control application running on the TV that is able to intercept key presses and finger swipes and translate them to touch screen commands that are input to a touch screen-enabled software application running on the TV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Graham Clift
  • Patent number: 10785513
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a media content provider system acquiring, from a plurality of capture devices physically disposed at different vantage points in relation to a scene, a distinct set of two-dimensional (2D) color data and depth data (2D data) for each capture device included in the plurality of capture devices, each distinct set of 2D data representing a distinct unmeshed view of the scene as captured from a respective vantage point of a respective capture device included in the plurality of capture devices, acquiring metadata for each distinct set of 2D data, packaging each distinct set of 2D data into a transport stream such that the transport stream includes data representing each distinct unmeshed view of the scene as captured from each respective vantage point of each respective capture device, and providing the metadata and the transport stream for streaming to a media player device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lodato, Rene Sepulveda, Pai Moodlagiri, Denny Breitenfeld, Syed Meeran Kamal, Mohammad Raheel Khalid, Xavier Hansen
  • Patent number: 10779034
    Abstract: An image display device includes a display; a first input configured to receive a first image signal input from a first external device connected to the image display device; a second input configured to receive a second image signal input from a second external device connected to the image display device; and a controller coupled with the display, the first input and the second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinyoung Choi, Gowoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10778934
    Abstract: A convertible stand of a display apparatus is provided. In more detail, the convertible stand of the display apparatus supports a display body in a first state or a second state, the first state being a standing state and the second state being a wall-mounted state. In addition, the convertible stand of the display apparatus is coupled to a rear cover of a display body and supports the display body in the first state and the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jeong-il Kang
  • Patent number: 10771835
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for controlling configurable lights using color metadata of a media stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Sehan Lee Chong, Paul Simon Nann
  • Patent number: 10771751
    Abstract: The projection image adjustment system includes: projection display apparatuses for projecting projection images; a first and a second imaging apparatus for shooting the projection images; and a controller. The controller includes: an imaging-apparatus selecting unit, a shooting-region setting unit, a pattern projection unit, and a shot-image display unit. The imaging-apparatus selecting unit selects the first or the second imaging apparatus. The shooting-region setting unit sets a first and a second charge-of-shoot region for a projection display apparatus. The first and the second imaging apparatus are respectively in charge of shooting the first and the second charge-of-shoot region. At least one projection display apparatus is shared by the first and second charge-of-shoot regions. The pattern projection unit projects a format pattern of the projection display apparatus corresponding to the first or the second charge-of-shoot region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinao Hiranuma
  • Patent number: 10771750
    Abstract: A projector including a projection section that projects image light, a power supply section that supplies the projection section with electric power, a first enclosure that accommodates the projection section, and a second enclosure that accommodates the power supply section, wherein the second enclosure is fixed to a ceiling joist receiver that serves as a support member that supports a ceiling plate that partitions a space into a living room space and a space behind a ceiling, and the first enclosure and the second enclosure are configured to be separate from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tadashi Kinebuchi
  • Patent number: 10771853
    Abstract: A device is provided for use with a viewing device that operable to display a video. The device includes: an image receiver to receive image data; a closed caption receiver to receive closed caption data; an image decoder to decode the image data into image display data; a closed caption decoder to decode the closed caption data into closed caption display data; a packaging component to generate a first content package based on the image display data and the closed caption display data; an output port to output the first content package to the viewing device to display a first video image over a first period of time; an instruction receiver to receive a closed caption modification instruction and to output an image modification signal based on the closed caption modification instruction; and a closed caption modifying component to generate modified closed caption display data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventor: Michael R. Kahn
  • Patent number: 10771776
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to an apparatus comprising a circuitry. The circuitry is configured to obtain a calibration image of a target, to derive a sparse image based on the calibration image, wherein the sparse image includes image points, to derive ray support points based on the image points by performing an image to target mapping of the image points based on a polynomial function, wherein the ray support points being indicative of light rays reflected by the target and incidenting on an image sensor, and to generate a camera model based on the derived ray support points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hendrik Schilling
  • Patent number: 10771840
    Abstract: A sink device is bi-directionally communicably connected to the source device. The sink device includes a first memory, and a controller. Stored in the first memory is a plurality of pieces of audio format information including information representing an audio format that the sink device can process. The controller selects, from among the plurality of pieces of audio format information stored in the first memory, one piece of audio format information corresponding to receiver format information representing an audio format that a receiver device connected to the sink device can process. The controller then outputs the selected audio format information to the source device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Moriie, Akihiro Fuke, Kazuki Adachi, Hiroaki Nakayama, Takuma Adachi
  • Patent number: 10764473
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products to perform an operation comprising receiving a first video frame specifying a first timestamp from a first video source, receiving a second video frame specifying a second timestamp from a second video source, wherein the first and second timestamps are based on a remote time source, determining, based on a local time source, that the first timestamp is later in time than the second timestamp, and storing the first video frame in a buffer for alignment with a third video frame from the second video source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Stankoski, Frank J. Imbriale, Michael J. Strein
  • Patent number: 10754242
    Abstract: Techniques are described for implementing format configurations for multi-directional video and for switching between them. Source images may be assigned to formats that may change during a coding session. When a change occurs between formats, video coders and decoder may transform decoded reference frames from the first format to the second format. Thereafter, new frames in the second configuration may be coded or decoded predictively using transformed reference frame(s) as source(s) of prediction. In this manner, video coders and decoders may use intra-coding techniques and achieve high efficiency in coding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Kim, Ming Chen, Xiaosong Zhou, Hsi-Jung Wu, Dazhong Zhang, Hang Yuan, Jiefu Zhai, Chris Y. Chung
  • Patent number: 10750117
    Abstract: A method and system for transmitting and receiving an audio signal over a video signal in a single cable. The method and system including receiving an analog video signal, the analog video signal comprising one or more rows of video data, an audio header, and one or more quantized audio data. The method includes detecting, the audio header in a blank interval of the analog video and determining a reference level of the audio header. The method and system include extracting, in response to detecting the audio header, the one or more quantized audio data and converting the one or more quantized audio data to an original value of audio data based on the reference level of the audio header. The method and system are configured for storing the one or more quantized audio data in the original value in a First-in-First-Out (FIFO) buffer, and reconstructing, utilizing the FIFO buffer, a continuous audio signal from the one or more quantized audio data in the original value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Techpoint, Inc.
    Inventor: Feng Kuo
  • Patent number: 10750143
    Abstract: An optical scanning device includes a light source component, a scanning component, an electrostatic driver, a controller, and a current sensor. The light source component emits light. The scanning component scans the light. The driver drives the scanning component. The controller controls emission of the light from the light source component. The current sensor senses current generated by a capacity change of the driver. The controller further controls the emission of the light from the light source component based on the sensed current sensed by the current sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Fukui, Hisayuki Negishi, Hideyuki Tanaka