Patents Examined by John W. Miller
  • Patent number: 11917233
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display device and a remote controller controlling same. The display device comprises a communication unit for receiving a request packet periodically transmitted from the remote controller including a plurality of buttons, wherein the request packet includes an event associated with a first button among the plurality of buttons; an identification unit for periodically identifying whether the request packet is received within a first time section; and a control unit for, when periodic reception of the request packet is stopped within the first time section, controlling the operation of the display device to forcibly perform a release event of the first button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kwan Hee Seo, Obong An, Mi Yeon Kwon, Kyung Ryun Lee
  • Patent number: 11914132
    Abstract: A system for a microscope includes a display and an input interface. The system is configured to reproduce, in response to a user input to the input interface, a virtual tour of use of the microscope via the display. The system can be applied, for example, for teaching of microscopy at schools and universities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: LEICA INSTRUMENTS (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Matthias Handloser, Gerald Nitsch, Vincent Vaccarelli
  • Patent number: 11910042
    Abstract: Approaches for dynamically allocating compute capacity for processing a video stream. Video complexity information for two or more digital video streams actively being processed by one or more video encoders is determined at periodic intervals. Video complexity information describes the complexity of digital video carried by the digital video streams across a bounded number of consecutive digital frames which includes digital frames not yet processed by the one or more video encoders. A determination is made as to whether the compute capacity allocated for processing a particular digital video stream should be adjusted in some manner based on the determined video complexity information. The amount of compute capacity allocated for processing the particular digital video stream may be dynamically adjusted in response to maximizing a measure of optimal video quality calculated for the two or more digital video streams using, at least in part, the determined video complexity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Harmonic, Inc.
    Inventor: Neven Haltmayer
  • Patent number: 11902717
    Abstract: A projection method includes detecting a first distance between a projector and a first portion of a projection surface, detecting a second distance between the projector and a second portion of the projection surface, detecting a third distance between the projector and a third portion of the projection surface, projecting image light in a first visual aspect according to the first distance onto the first portion by using the projector, projecting image light in a second visual aspect according to the second distance onto the second portion by using the projector, and projecting image light in a third visual aspect based on the first and second visual aspects onto the third portion by using the projector when the third distance is longer than the first distance but shorter than the second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 11902713
    Abstract: There is provided a projection system including: a projector configured to project an image on a projection surface; and a computer configured to communicate with the projector and instruct the projector to project the image in accordance with an operation by a user. The projector includes a first processor that sends information on an operation state of the projector to the computer while communicating with the computer. The computer includes a display and/or a speaker and a second processor that makes a notification based on the information from the projector by causing the display to display a notification and/or by causing the speaker to output a voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiharu Arai
  • Patent number: 11902699
    Abstract: A display device includes a power key, and at least one processor that executes following: determination processing that determines, when turning on a light source in response to a user's operation on the power key, whether a power supply supplying power is a predetermined power supply or not, and control processing that displays, when the determination processing determines that the power supply is the predetermined power supply, a power-on continuation confirmation screen and continues, in case of detection of a confirmation operation from the user according to the power-on continuation confirmation screen, lighting of the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihide Takasu, Tetsuro Narikawa
  • Patent number: 11895360
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for waking up an audio device, and a display apparatus. The method includes: while the display apparatus is in a standby state, in response to a power command input from a user, controlling the display apparatus to enter a power-on state from a standby state, and in response to determining that there is an audio device among a plurality of external devices connected with the display apparatus via HDMI interfaces, controlling the audio device to enter a power-on state first, and then controlling other external devices among the plurality of external devices except for the audio device to enter a power-on state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: HISENSE VISUAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junyi Huo, Suying Wang, Weilan Chen
  • Patent number: 11889975
    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: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian E. Miller, Joey Chau, Govinda Payyavula
  • Patent number: 11895364
    Abstract: Disclosed are a Bluetooth connection method and a television. The method may comprise: in response to a connection command for establishing a Bluetooth connection with a target Bluetooth device, determining a screen state of a display apparatus, wherein the screen state comprises a screen-on state or a screen-off state; if the screen state of the display apparatus is the screen-on state, establishing a Bluetooth connection with the target Bluetooth device; and if the screen state of the display apparatus is a screen-off state, forbidding the establishment of a Bluetooth connection with the target Bluetooth device. In the disclosure, a display apparatus establishes a connection with a Bluetooth device only when the screen state of the display apparatus is a screen-on state, thereby avoiding the situation where the display apparatus establishes a connection with the Bluetooth device when the display apparatus is in screen-off state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: HISENSE VISUAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ruikai Liu, Yunfei Ma
  • Patent number: 11895362
    Abstract: Assemblies, systems, and methods for providing proof of play information for images displayed at electronic display assemblies are provided. A unit controller is electronically interposed between a media player and an electronic display of an electronic image assembly. The unit controller includes a proof of play module that records certain image-related data transmitted from the media player to the electronic display for proof of play purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventor: William Dunn
  • Patent number: 11889142
    Abstract: A configurable input element of a controlling device is configured by using a data representative of an over-the-top (OTT) media app determined to be installed on an OTT device and a data representative of the OTT device to identify at least one command that is required to be transmitted to cause the OTT device to launch the OTT media app. The at least one command is provisioned to the controlling device and assigned to the configurable input element. When the input element is subsequently activated, the controlling device will transmit the at least one command to cause the OTT device to launch the OTT media app.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Hascher, Menno Koopmans
  • Patent number: 11889150
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to control of transmission and consumption of content in a device, such as an end-point rendering device. The content can include linear-programming content assets and/or time-shifted content assets. Consumption can be mediated by a control device that can coordinate the functional interaction between the device and a content distribution network node or an access network node that can supply the content and related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: TiVo Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce Bradley
  • Patent number: 11889155
    Abstract: A media system, receives a received sequence of media content, for presentation at the media system and generates a comparison fingerprint of the received sequence of media content. The comparison fingerprint is for comparison with a plurality of reference fingerprints so as to identify the received sequence of media content. The media system sends a request for identification of additional content to a server system. The request is based at least in part on the comparison fingerprint. The media system receives a response to the request, including information enabling additional content to be selected for display at the media system based at least in part on the identification of the received sequence of media content, and presents a displayed sequence of media content that includes at least a portion of the received sequence of media content and at least a portion of the additional content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald F. Gordon
  • Patent number: 11889234
    Abstract: Systems for displaying images in a cinema setting can include components to reduce screen-door effect. The systems can include an array of light emitting sources (102) or other active sources of light. In one example, the light emitting source emit pixels of light to a projection lens (124) to project an image represented by the projection lens and a baffle (150) and an aperture stop (118) can block part of the light from the sources that exceeds an allowable cone angle of acceptable of the system. In another example, a display includes the array of light emitting sources and additional elements, such as diffuser elements, positioned in front of the array of light emitting sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: IMAX Theatres International Limited
    Inventors: Barry Silverstein, Steen Svendstorp Iversen, Steven Charles Read, Denis Tremblay, Anton Leonard Baljet, Jesse Donald McMullen-Crummey, Andrew F. Kurtz, John W. Bowron
  • Patent number: 11889195
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image sensing system including an image sensor suitable for generating first actual brightness values corresponding to a captured image; and an image processor suitable for compensating for the first actual brightness values for each brightness period in a single frame period based on compensation information corresponding to a linearity error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Sang Young Lee, Chul Hoon Kim, Kyoung Mook Lim, Keun Soo Cho
  • Patent number: 11871137
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for converting a picture into a video, and a device and a storage medium. The method for converting a picture into a video includes: partitioning an original picture to obtain a foreground region and a background region; performing an iterative transformation for visual depth on the background region, and storing an image obtained through each transformation as a picture frame to obtain multiple frames of images; and splicing the multiple frames of images to obtain a target video. The iterative transformation includes at least two transformations for visual depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: LEMON INC.
    Inventors: Shupeng Zhang, Boheng Qiu, Peng Wang, Jie Liao
  • Patent number: 11849170
    Abstract: Methods for a soft universal remote (SUR) controller are performed by systems and apparatuses. Audio/visual (A/V) devices may be controlled by hardware remote controllers that are not configured to control other devices of an audio/visual system. A SUR controller implemented by an A/V device provides consumable control signals to such other devices based on control signals from the A/V device remote controller. A SUR controller determines another device for which a received control function is directed, and transmits a generated consumable control signal for the control function of the received control signal to the other device. User interfaces are provided by SUR controllers for the configuration of SUR controllers and remote controllers, and for control of other A/V devices via the user interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Caavo Inc
    Inventors: Sharath Hariharpur Satheesh, Shivam Khandelwal, Vinod K. Gopinath
  • Patent number: 11840355
    Abstract: A support system for use with an aircraft or vehicle capable of hovering. The support system includes a detecting portion provided outside an airframe and configured to detect a target object that may become an obstacle; an imaging portion configured to take an image of surroundings of the aircraft; a data processing portion; a display portion and the like. The data processing portion acquires data from the detecting portion and an avionics system. The data processing portion uses the acquired data to generate target object schematic image data indicating approach of the target object or possibility of the approach of the target object and outputs the target object schematic image data to the display portion. The display portion displays an obstacle state display image based on the target object schematic image data, the obstacle state display image schematically showing a state of the obstacle around the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichiro Ando, Naomasa Shinoda, Junichi Sakamoto, Hiroki Tsukida
  • Patent number: 11833974
    Abstract: A video signal processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a controller. The controller receives (i) a plurality of video signals from a plurality of video sources including a camera and (ii) a specifying signal that specifies which one of the video signals is to be output to a display apparatus. The controller changes a wait time from an input of the specifying signal to an output of the video signal specified by the specifying signal to the display apparatus based on which one of the plurality of the video sources corresponds to the video signal specified by the specifying signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventor: Nobuaki Kajimoto
  • Patent number: 11838696
    Abstract: A projection system includes a projector that projects a content image and a pattern image, a camera that photographs a projection surface when the pattern image is projected, a camera deformation value calculation unit that calculates a texture deformation value indicating a change in position, orientation, or shape of the projection surface on the basis of a photographing result, a projector deformation value acquisition unit that acquires a projector deformation value for converting the content image on the basis of the pattern image captured in the photographing result and the texture deformation value, and a transmission image acquisition unit that executes processing of deforming the content image on the basis of the projector deformation value and processing of deforming the pattern image on the basis of the projector deformation value, and the pattern image satisfies a condition that a plurality of types of solid color regions having different brightness values are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Shingo Kagami