Patents Examined by Jonathan R Messmore
  • Patent number: 11025808
    Abstract: There is provided a control apparatus including: a processing unit configured to decide, on a basis of object information indicating a state of an object, a plurality of imaging devices that image the objects such that each of all the objects included in a predetermined area imaged by the plurality of imaging devices falls within an angle of view at which the at least two or more imaging devices perform imaging, and control each of the plurality of imaging devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporartion
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ikeda, Seijiro Inaba, Nobuho Ikeda, Hideyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 11019350
    Abstract: A system for decoding a video bitstream includes receiving a frame of the video that includes at least one slice and at least one tile and where each of the at least one slice and the at least one tile are not all aligned with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby International AB
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 11019361
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments for selecting a first camera from one or more cameras communicatively coupled to a computing device. Further embodiments include adjusting a first hardware controller on the first camera in response to detecting a network condition of a communication network resulting in an adjusted first camera. Additional embodiments include capturing first video content with the adjusted first camera. Also, embodiments include transmitting the first video content to a video content server over the communication network. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Shuai Hao, Vijay Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 11002688
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for actinic inspection of semiconductor masks intended for extended ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, or similar objects, with feature sizes less than 100 nm. The approach uses a coherent light source with wavelength less than 120 nm. Inside a vacuum system, an optical system directs the light to an object, i.e., the mask or mask blank, and directs the resulting reflected or transmitted light to an imaging sensor. A computational system processes the imaging sensor data to generate phase and amplitude images of the object. The preferred imaging modality, a form of digital holography, produces images of buried structures and phase objects, as well as amplitude or reflectance images, with nanometer resolution less than or equal to the feature size of the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Steven M. Ebstein
  • Patent number: 11004554
    Abstract: A method and system for de-identifying a video sequence are provided. The method may include the steps of capturing a video sequence, comprising a number of individual frames, including one or more users performing one or more actions, and using activity recognition to recognize one of the one or more actions. One or more of the plurality of frames may be defined as comprising the recognized one or more actions, and a portion of the one or more of the plurality of frames may be identified to remain visible. The non-identified portions of the one or more of the plurality of frames and the non-defined frames may be de-identified. This method may be applied to the determination of whether a user has ingested a medication pill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: AIC Innovations Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Hanina, Lei Guan
  • Patent number: 11006125
    Abstract: An image decoding device including an intra prediction unit for, when a coding mode for a coding block is an intra coding mode, carrying out an intra-frame prediction process on each of processing blocks to generate a prediction image, each of the processing blocks being the coding block or a sub-block obtained by dividing the coding block, wherein, when an intra prediction parameter indicates a vertical prediction process and a size of the processing block is less than a predetermined size, the intra prediction unit performs a specific processing and when the intra prediction parameter indicates the vertical prediction process and the size of the processing block is greater than or equal to the predetermined size, the intra prediction unit performs a specific processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Minezawa, Kazuo Sugimoto, Shunichi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10991165
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a method of integrating information, including real-time information, into a virtual thematic environment using a computer system, including accessing the stored information from a database or downloading the real-time information from a source external to the thematic environment; inserting the real-time information into the thematic environment; and displaying the information to a user within the thematic environment. In one embodiment, the computer system is connected to a holographic projection system such that the images from the thematic environment can be projected as holographic projections. The computer system includes an interactive software application platform having at least one thematic/publishing logic module which contains thematic environment rules; and at least one quantum imaging environment (QIE) module which interprets content such that the content is manipulated and accessed by any device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Frances Barbaro Altieri
  • Patent number: 10992963
    Abstract: A decoder for decoding a block of a current frame of a video from a bitstream, the decoder comprising a reference sample selection unit configured to select reference samples of a reconstructed part of the current frame, a filter unit configured to filter the reference samples, and a block generation unit configured to generate a prediction of the block based on the filtered reference samples, wherein the filter unit comprises a sharpening filter and/or a de-ringing filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sergey Yurievich Ikonin
  • Patent number: 10986356
    Abstract: Provided are an image compressing method including determining a compressed image by performing downsampling using a deep neural network (DNN) on an image; determining a prediction signal by performing prediction based on the compressed image; determining a residual signal based on the compressed image and the prediction signal; and generating a bitstream comprising information about the residual signal, wherein the DNN has a network structure that is predetermined according to training of a downsampling process using information generated in an upsampling process, and an image compressing device for performing the image compressing method. Also, provided are an image reconstructing method of reconstructing a compressed image by using a DNN for upsampling, the compressed image having been compressed by the image compressing method, and an image reconstructing device for performing the image reconstructing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-hwan Kim, Young-o Park, Jeong-hoon Park, Jong-seok Lee, Sun-young Jeon, Kwang-pyo Choi
  • Patent number: 10979712
    Abstract: Provided are a block based video decoding method and an apparatus thereof, the method includes receiving a bitstream; generating a prescan information corresponding to a picture unit image from the bitstream; and decoding the picture unit image of the bitstream using the prescan information. The bitstream includes the image information in which the picture unit image is divided into one or more coding unit and sequentially block-coded according to a predetermined order in the coding unit, and the decoding comprising processing a block decoding in accordance with the predetermined order in the intra-picture in a non-dependent manner with an encoding order in an intra-coding unit using the prescan information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CHIPS & MEDIA, INC
    Inventors: Sung Mo Yang, Jung Tae Kim, Kwang Hyun Choi, Jin Seon Youn, Dong Gyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10979674
    Abstract: The invention is based, in part, on a system and method designed to be able to easily and automatically scale up to millions of cameras and users. To do this, this discourse teaches use of modern cloud computing technology, including automated service provisioning, automated virtual machine migration services, RESTful API, and various firewall traversing methods to facilitate the scaling process. Moreover, the system and method described herein teaches scalable cloud solutions providing for higher though-put camera provisioning and event recognition. The network may segregate the retrieval server from the storage server, and by doing so, minimizing the load on any one server and improving network efficiency and scalability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Intellivision
    Inventors: Vaidhi Nathan, Krishna Khadloya, Albert Kay, Prakash Narayan
  • Patent number: 10974107
    Abstract: A picture with multiple slices is encoded by generating a coded slice representation for each of the slices. A slice flag is set to a first value for the first slice in the picture and corresponding slice flags of the remaining slices are set to a second defined value. A respective slice address is generated for each remaining slice to enable identification of the slice start position within the picture for the slice. A coded picture representation of the picture comprises the coded slice representations, the slice addresses and the slice flags. The slice flags enable differentiation between slices for which slice addresses are required and the slice per picture for which no slice address is needed to identify its slice start position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Velos Media, LLC
    Inventors: Rickard Sjöberg, Clinton Priddle
  • Patent number: 10972638
    Abstract: Sensors, including time-of-flight sensors, may be used to detect objects in an environment. In an example, a vehicle may include a time-of-flight sensor that images objects around the vehicle, e.g., so the vehicle can navigate relative to the objects. Sensor data generated by the time-of-flight sensor can be impacted by glare. In some examples, corrected data is generated by quantifying glare. A glare region including pixels that are not associated with an object in a range of the time-of-flight sensor may provide glare intensity and glare depth values used to quantify the glare. The glare intensity and glare depth may be used to correct measured data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Harrison Thomas Waschura, Joseph Patrick Warga, Subasingha Shaminda Subasingha, Robert Nicholas Moor, Ryan McMichael
  • Patent number: 10965952
    Abstract: Provided is an image encoding/decoding apparatus and method. The image encoding apparatus may include a motion vector prediction unit to perform a prediction with respect to an arbitrary motion vector of a current block within an image, using at least one of vector information of a motion vector corresponding to an adjacent block and vector information of a previous motion vector of the current block, and a differential determination unit to determine differential information of a motion vector of the current block based on the motion vector predicted in the motion vector prediction unit and an actual motion vector of the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hae-Chul Choi, Se Yoon Jeong, Sukhee Cho, Hui Yong Kim, Jinho Lee, Hahyun Lee, Sung-Chang Lim, Jongho Kim, Jin Soo Choi, Jin Woo Hong, Jin Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 10965953
    Abstract: Provided is an image encoding/decoding apparatus and method. The image encoding apparatus may include a motion vector prediction unit to perform a prediction with respect to an arbitrary motion vector of a current block within an image, using at least one of vector information of a motion vector corresponding to an adjacent block and vector information of a previous motion vector of the current block, and a differential determination unit to determine differential information of a motion vector of the current block based on the motion vector predicted in the motion vector prediction unit and an actual motion vector of the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hae-Chul Choi, Se Yoon Jeong, Sukhee Cho, Hui Yong Kim, Jinho Lee, Hahyun Lee, Sung-Chang Lim, Jongho Kim, Jin Soo Choi, Jin Woo Hong, Jin Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 10958933
    Abstract: Provided is an image encoding/decoding apparatus and method. The image encoding apparatus may include a motion vector prediction unit to perform a prediction with respect to an arbitrary motion vector of a current block within an image, using at least one of vector information of a motion vector corresponding to an adjacent block and vector information of a previous motion vector of the current block, and a differential determination unit to determine differential information of a motion vector of the current block based on the motion vector predicted in the motion vector prediction unit and an actual motion vector of the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Hae-Chul Choi, Se Yoon Jeong, Sukhee Cho, Hui Yong Kim, Jinho Lee, Hahyun Lee, Sung-Chang Lim, Jongho Kim, Jin Soo Choi, Jin Woo Hong, Jin Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 10958912
    Abstract: Provided is a bit rate control methods includes determining an input bit count for a rate quantization model according to a target bit rate setting; and providing a quantization parameter value determined through the rate quantization model to an encoder unit based on the input bit count. The rate quantization model is updated according to a prediction bit count information predicted from a BIN count information of a current or delay frame encoded in an encoder unit and the delay bit count information of the delay frame obtained from an offline context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding CABAC module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: CHIPS & MEDIA, INC
    Inventor: Dong Jin Park
  • Patent number: 10951887
    Abstract: There is provided an imaging apparatus including a distribution unit configured to distribute a playlist, in which information relating to a plurality of moving image streams can be described, when a distribution request of the playlist is received, and a coding unit configured to encode a moving image frame corresponding to a moving image stream described in the playlist through intraframe coding before receiving a distribution request of a specific moving image stream when the distribution request of the playlist is received, wherein, when the distribution request of the specific moving image stream is received, the distribution unit distributes a moving image stream corresponding to the specific moving image stream including the moving image frame encoded through intraframe coding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sakai
  • Patent number: 10951910
    Abstract: In the case where image data of a super-high definition service is transmitted without scalable coding, image data suitable to own display capability in a receiver not supporting the super-high definition service can be easily obtained. A container in a predetermined format having a video stream including encoded image data is transmitted. Auxiliary information for downscaling a spatial and/or temporal resolution of the image data is inserted into the video stream. For example, the auxiliary information indicates a limit of accuracy for a motion vector included in the encoded image data. Further, for example, the auxiliary information identifies a picture to be selected at the time of downscaling the temporal resolution at a predetermined ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Ikuo Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 10951818
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided. The method includes obtaining a panoramic video formed by plural panoramic picture frames, each being formed to record a scenery of a viewing angle. The panoramic video is divided into N viewing angle video sequences, each sequence being formed by areas that are in the panoramic picture frames, that do not overlap with each other, and that have a same horizontal viewing angle. The sum of the viewing angles of the N video sequences is a total horizontal viewing angle of the panoramic picture frame, N being a positive integer. The N video sequences are respectively encoded to obtain N respective groups of encoded data, and a viewing angle is determined. A viewing angle video sequence whose viewing angle comprises the determined viewing angle is selected, and encoded data of the selected viewing angle video sequence is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yao Wang