Patents Examined by Jerry Jean Baptiste
  • Patent number: 10136063
    Abstract: Provided are an image stabilizing apparatus and method thereof. The image stabilizing apparatus performs image stabilization by using both an image sensor and a motion sensor. Image distortion and movement are stably corrected by using both the position of a feature point, which is extracted by the image sensor and image processing, and the movement position of the feature point, which is predicted by the motion sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HANWHA AEROSPACE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yeongeol Ryu, Sangji Park, Hwalsuk Lee
  • Patent number: 10124729
    Abstract: The present invention provides a driving information providing apparatus, including: a light field camera which photographs an image in at least one direction of a vehicle to output image information; a driver sight line detecting unit which outputs a position of a view point in which a driver of the vehicle views the outside of the vehicle; a depth information calculating unit which outputs three-dimensional depth information from the image information; and an image outputting unit which outputs a predetermined image to the driver of the vehicle based on the position of the view point of the driver of the vehicle and the three-dimensional depth information, and a driving information providing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyung Gu Lee
  • Patent number: 10116871
    Abstract: The invention is aimed that the soundness (degree of deterioration) of a tunnel can be inspected according to each span. The image synthesis processing is performed to obtain the image showing both sides of the tunnel lining surface according to the each span of the tunnel lining surface, by comparing the first image photographied by the photography means, showing one side face in both side faces of the tunnel lining surface, while the photography means is fixed to the first photography position, and the second image photographied by the photography means, showing the other side face in both side faces of the tunnel lining surface, while the photography means is fixed to the second photography position, and indicating the portions forming the identical span of the tunnel lining surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: WEST NIPPON EXPRESSWAY ENGINEERING SHIKOKU COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yukio Akashi, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Shogo Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10110890
    Abstract: A method of operation of a video coding system includes: receiving a video bitstream as a serial bitstream; extracting a video syntax from the video bitstream; extracting a low delay flag, a network abstraction layer (NAL) hypothetical reference decode (HRD) parameters present flag, and a video coding layer (VCL) HRD parameters present flag from the video syntax extracting a HRD syntax from the video bitstream based on the low delay flag, the NAL HRD parameters present flag, and the VCL HRD parameters present flag; extracting a temporal layer from the video bitstream based on the video syntax having the HRD syntax; and forming a video stream based on the temporal layer for displaying on a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Munsi Haque, Kazushi Sato, Ali Tabatabai, Teruhiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10104400
    Abstract: A video encoding and decoding method, device and system is disclosed, wherein the method includes: after using a standard encoding algorithm to complete encoding a luminance component in a current image, judging, based on refreshing images preset by an encoding device, whether there is a need to encode a chrominance component in the current image in accordance with the standard encoding algorithm or not, and encoding the corresponding chrominance component in accordance with the standard encoding algorithm if the current image is any one of the refreshing images preset by the encoding device, otherwise, not encoding the corresponding chrominance component in accordance with the standard encoding algorithm, wherein an encoding reconstruction of the chrominance component is obtained by copying a corresponding chrominance component in a reference image of luminance component, so that a finally output code stream does not comprise information of the corresponding chrominance component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daxiong Xie, Ning Wang, Wen Zuo, Xiaomu Lu
  • Patent number: 10097811
    Abstract: Described are methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products for finding correspondences of one or more parts in a camera image of two or more cameras. For a first part in a first camera image of a first camera, a first 3D ray that is a first back-projection of a first feature coordinate of the first part in the first camera image to a 3D physical space is calculated. For a second part in a second camera image of a second camera, a second 3D ray that is a second back-projection of a second feature coordinate of the second part in the second camera image to the 3D physical space is calculated, wherein the first feature coordinate and the second feature coordinate correspond to a first feature as identified in a model. A first distance between the first 3D ray and the second 3D ray is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Cognex Corporation
    Inventors: Lifeng Liu, Cyril C. Marrion
  • Patent number: 10097822
    Abstract: An apparatus generates an image signal in which pixels are encoded in N-bit words which encode at least a luma per pixel. A receiver (201) obtains high dynamic range pixel values in accordance with a first color representation in M-bitwords. A first generator (203) includes the high dynamic range pixel values in the image signal in the N-bit words according to a second color representation. A second generator (205) includes in the image signal an indicator that high dynamic range pixel values are encoded. In some examples, the high dynamic range pixel values may be provided in a segment that can alternatively contain high or low dynamic range pixel values, and the indicator may indicate which type of data is included. The approach may e.g. facilitate introduction of high dynamic range capability into e.g. HDMI systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Philip Steven Newton, Wiebe De Haan
  • Patent number: 10075707
    Abstract: Motion vectors of a first reference frame are permitted to point to a plurality of further reference frames. A method of storing the motion vectors comprises, when a block of the first reference frame has two motion vectors initially, selecting one of the two motion vectors, the non-selected motion vector not being stored. The selected motion vector may be scaled. This can reduce the motion vector memory size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Guillaume Laroche, Edouard Francois, Patrice Onno
  • Patent number: 10051309
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to sending vertical synchronization data for a plurality of data streams in a selected data stream to perform authentication operations for the plurality of data stream. A port processor receives data streams from a plurality of transmitting devices. After receiving the data streams, the port processor selects one of the data streams for transmission to a decrypting device. The port processor extracts vertical synchronization data from the unselected data streams and inserts the extracted vertical synchronization data into the selected data stream to form a modified data stream. The port processor sends the modified data stream to a decrypting device. The decrypting device has at least one processing engine. The port processor discards the unselected data streams without sending the unselected data streams to the decrypting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: William Conrad Altmann, Hoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10044989
    Abstract: An electronic sitter management system coupled to patient surveillance network having a plurality of video cameras, each camera transmitting a stream of surveillance video of a respective patient room. The sitter management system includes at least one sitter management device and a plurality of sitter devices. Each device being assigned a plurality of patient rooms and capable of receiving a plurality of streams of surveillance video for the corresponding plurality of patient rooms and simultaneously displaying a plurality of video images of the corresponding plurality of patient rooms. Each device is also capable of transmitting sitter device availability information to the sitter management device. The sitter management device being capable of recognizing a sitter device being unavailable and reassigning the plurality of patient rooms previously assigned to the unavailable device to other of the plurality of sitter devices that are available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CareView Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Anthony Greco, Stephen Gail Johnson, Matthew Cameron Clark, Derek Stevan del Carpio
  • Patent number: 10032389
    Abstract: Disclosed is a video magnifier. In particular, the disclosure relates to a desktop video magnifier that is design to be portable. The magnifier includes a high definition camera that is mounted upon a flexible arm. The camera arm swivels and pivots to allow the user to properly position the camera over the object to be viewed. The device is supported by a stand and a base. The stand includes a handle with a trough. The flexible arm is dimensioned to be received within the trough with the device in the collapsed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Freedom Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Goldenberg, Thomas William Murray, Robert Leon
  • Patent number: 10021354
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging station such as a smart Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) with an integrated camera is provided. A networked on-charging station camera unit disposed either internally to the smart EVSE or connected externally on the smart EVSE. The camera unit includes at least one of a video camera and a still image camera. A communication module is coupled to the camera unit to communicate acquired camera data over a camera connection to a server or to a mobile device of a user over one or more public networks, one or more private networks, or a combination of one or more public networks and one or more private networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventor: Harry Price Haas
  • Patent number: 9998744
    Abstract: A sampling filter process is provided for scalable video coding. The process provides for re-sampling using video data obtained from an encoder or decoder process of a base layer (BL) in a multi-layer system using adaptive phase shifting to improve quality in Scalable High efficiency Video Coding (SHVC). In order to compensate for phase offsets introduced by downsampling an appropriate phase offset adjustment is made for upsampling in SHVC with an appropriate offset included for proper luma/chroma color space positions. In one approach the luma/chroma phase offset is specified and a filter is selected to apply the appropriate phase change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Koohyar Minoo, David M. Baylon, Ajay K. Luthra
  • Patent number: 9986235
    Abstract: A parallel processing starting unit 3 that partitions an inputted image into tiles each having a predetermined size, and distributes tiles obtained through the partitioning, and N tile encoding units 5-1 to 5-N each of that carries out a prediction difference encoding process on a tile distributed thereto by the parallel processing starting unit 3 to generate a local decoded image are disposed, and each of N tile loop filter units 7-1 to 7-N determines a filter per tile suitable for a filtering process on the local decoded image generated by the corresponding one of the tile encoding units 5-1 to 5-N, and carries out the filtering process on the local decoded image by using the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoji Hattori, Akira Minezawa, Yusuke Itani, Kazuo Sugimoto, Shunichi Sekiguchi, Yoshimi Moriya, Norimichi Hiwasa
  • Patent number: 9961343
    Abstract: A reconstructed block creating method is provided which includes decoding an intra prediction mode using an intra prediction mode group indicator and a prediction mode index, constructing a prediction block, inversely quantizing a received residual signal using a quantization parameter and adaptively inversely transforming the residual signal using the intra prediction mode to create a residual block, and adding the prediction block and the residual block to create a reconstructed block. The quantization parameter is reconstructed using a minimum quantization CU size, and the minimum quantization CU size is determined by a parameter transmitted from a picture parameter set. Therefore, it is possible to improve image quality by adaptively adjusting a quantization parameter of a current block depending on the size of a coding unit and enhance compression efficiency of an image by effectively encoding/decoding the quantization parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: INFOBRIDGE PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Shin Ji Park
  • Patent number: 9953420
    Abstract: First and second angles are measured from a nominal camera centerline to respective first and second positions. The first position is determined by the camera locating a first centerpoint in a first board. The second position is determined by the camera locating a second centerpoint in a second board. The first and second angles, and first and second horizontal distances of the camera from the first board and the second board, respectively, are used to obtain a determined vertical distance and a determined angle. The determined vertical distance measures a distance from the second centerpoint to a point determined by an intersection of a first line through the second board and a second line that is parallel to the floor and has an endpoint at the camera. The determined angle measures an angle of between third line extending from the camera in the nominal position and the second line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Wolski, Joel Matthew Bickmann, Aaron L. Mills
  • Patent number: 9955139
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a distance adaptive 3D camera capable of photographing a 3D image regardless of a distance to an object, the camera including a guide axis, a driving unit rotating a guide axis, a first camera module unit mounted at the guide axis to photograph a first image, and a second camera module unit mounted at the guide axis to photograph a second image, wherein the first and second camera module units are made to move on the guide axis to distance or near therebetween responsive to rotation directions of the guide axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haekeun Lim
  • Patent number: 9952434
    Abstract: The invention pertains to devices and methods that allow a subject having a diseased retina to see a more complete image of the subject's field-of-view. The invention provides a device comprising one or more windows comprising a plurality of optical components that redirect the light transmitting through the regions of the windows corresponding to the non-functional areas of the retina onto the functional areas of the retina in a manner such that the subject perceives a more complete field-of-view through the functional areas of the retina. The invention also provides a device comprising one or more cameras, a microprocessor, and one or more display screens, wherein the microprocessor comprises an algorithm programmed to remove portions of the image corresponding to non-functional areas of the subject's retina and compressing the portions so removed into the areas of the image corresponding to the functional areas of the subject's retina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Shuliang Jiao, Rong Wen
  • Patent number: 9936200
    Abstract: Techniques are described for updating a value of a Rice parameter used to define Golomb codes for coefficient level coding. The Golomb codes defined by the Rice parameter may be used to code a remaining absolute value of a coefficient level for at least one coefficient in a coefficient group (CG). According to the techniques, the value of the Rice parameter is updated based on a selection of a minimum of either a maximum value of the Rice parameter or a variable increment of the value of the Rice parameter. The variable increment is determined based on the value of the Rice parameter and an absolute value of the coefficient level for the current coefficient being coded. Techniques are also described for adjusting the value of the Rice parameter used to define Golomb codes for coefficient level coding based on whether a transform is applied to a transform block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Joel Sole Rojals, Marta Karczewicz, Rajan Laxman Joshi
  • Patent number: 9930312
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a depth image using a relative angle between an image sensor and a target object includes an object image extractor to extract an object image from the depth image, a relative angle calculator to calculate a relative angle between an image sensor used to photograph the depth image and a target object corresponding to the object image, and an object image rotator to rotate the object image based on the relative angle and a reference angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nam Joon Kim, Byung In Yoo, Sung Joo Suh, Chang Kyu Choi