Patents Examined by Jose Mesa
  • Patent number: 10147460
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authoring and encoding haptic effects are provided for space-dependent content, such as 360-degree videos, three-dimensional videos, or virtual or augmented reality contents. The systems and methods can generate one or more haptic layers for encoding or modifying haptic effects for the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher Ullrich
  • Patent number: 10141024
    Abstract: Playback and distribution systems and methods for multimedia files are provided. The multimedia files are encoded with indexes associated with the content data of the multimedia files. Through the use of the indexes, playback of the content is enhanced without significantly increasing the file size of the multimedia file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DIVX, LLC
    Inventors: Kourosh Soroushian, Roland Osborne, Jason Braness, Shaiwal Priyadarshi
  • Patent number: 10134206
    Abstract: A system includes a smart-phone processor configured to receive a video recording feed from a camera. The processor is also configured to receive a vehicle data feed from a vehicle connected to the processor. The processor is further configured to convert the vehicle data feed into images. The processor is additionally configured to add the images to the video recording feed in real-time and save a combined feed including the video and images resulting from the adding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Tracy, John Michael Fischer, David Schwanky, Harold Bernard Samuels, Fengming Yang, Waleed Johnson
  • Patent number: 10115026
    Abstract: A method for lane detection for a camera-based driver assistance system includes the following steps: image regions in images that are recorded by a camera are identified as detected lane markings if the image regions meet a specified detection criterion. At least two detected lane markings are subjected to a tracking process as lane markings to be tracked. By means of a recursive state estimator, separate progressions are estimated for at least two of the lane markings to be tracked. Furthermore, for each of a plurality of the detected lane markings, a particular offset value is determined, which indicates a transverse offset of the detected lane marking in relation to a reference axis. By means of an additional estimation method, the determined offset values are each associated with one of the separate progressions of the lane markings to be tracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mirko Mueter, Kun Zhao, Lech J. Szumilas, Dennis Mueller, Christian Nunn
  • Patent number: 10097815
    Abstract: A scanner includes a camera, a light source for generating a probe light incorporating a spatial pattern, an optical system for transmitting the probe light towards the object and for transmitting at least a part of the light returned from the object to the camera, a focus element within the optical system for varying a position of a focus plane of the spatial pattern on the object, unit for obtaining at least one image from said array of sensor elements, unit for evaluating a correlation measure at each focus plane position between at least one image pixel and a weight function, a processor for determining the in-focus position(s) of each of a plurality of image pixels for a range of focus plane positions, or each of a plurality of groups of image pixels for a range of focus plane positions, and transforming in-focus data into 3D real world coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: 3SHAPE A/S
    Inventors: Rune Fisker, Henrik Öjelund, Rasmus Kjær, Mike Van Der Poel, Arish A. Qazi, Karl-Josef Hollenbeck
  • Patent number: 10097878
    Abstract: Video playback method and control terminal thereof are provided. The invention receives video data stream, determines if a to-be-decoded frame meets a discard condition according to the time stamp of the to-be-decoded frame, if the discard condition is met, discards the non-reference frame to be decoded in the video data stream, and if the discard condition is not met, decodes the to-be-decoded frame into to-be-output frame; determines if the to-be-output frame meets the discard condition according to the time stamp of the to-be-output frame; if the discard condition is met, discards the to-be-output frame; if the discard condition is not met, outputs the to-be-output frame as output frame, such that the time intervals of the time stamps of the sequentially output frames according to the display order are equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Longfei Wang, Yao-Chuang Ding, Yong-Zhi Gao
  • Patent number: 10089534
    Abstract: Various embodiments calculate a score for each frame of a video segment based on various subject-related factors associated with a subject (e.g., face or other object) captured in a frame relative to corresponding factors of the subject in other frames of the video segment. A highest-scoring frame from the video segment can then be extracted based on a comparison of the score of each frame of the video segment with the score of each other frame of the video segment, and the extracted frame can be transcoded as an image for display via a display device. The score calculation, extraction, and transcoding actions are performed automatically and without user intervention, which improves previous approaches that use a primarily manual, tedious, and time consuming approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Shah, Sagar Tandon, Andaleeb Fatima
  • Patent number: 10091487
    Abstract: Parallel rays capture by a real image camcorder and capture emission by a real image television are made by parallel rays filter formed by multiple leveled liquid crystals with windows to filter distinct parallel rays in a field of vision. The image processing with image parameters is electronically carried out or by means of a device that displaces said image and controls a real image projection distance forwards or backwards a real image television. Introduction of a tridimensional image in a real image projection range is carried out by means of image reproduction with a distinct projection angle in a liquid crystal surface during a rays filtration step. Said tridimensional image introduced is controlled by a watcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Roberto Massaru Amemiya
  • Patent number: 10063828
    Abstract: A method to be performed by a playback device includes determining whether the playback device has a function for converting first graphics in a second luminance range narrower than a first luminance range to second graphics in the first luminance range, when the playback device has the function, converting the first graphics to the second graphics, and displaying a video in the first luminance range with the second graphics being superimposed on the video, and when the playback device does not have the function, displaying the video with third graphics different from the second graphics being superimposed on the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Tadamasa Toma, Masayuki Kozuka, Hiroshi Yahata, Takahiro Nishi, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: 10051262
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a control circuit of a high-definition naked-eye portable stereoscopic video player and a stereoscopic video conversion method which enables the user to watch a stereoscopic video without wearing the stereoscopic glasses, wherein the control circuit includes a power supply. An HD video CH1 and an HD video CH2 are connected to the signal input terminal of a respective HDMI decoder through a respective HDMI plug interface, the signal output terminal of the HDMI decoder is connected to the signal input terminal of an FPGA programmable logic device. A DDR2 memory, a SRAM Static Random Access Memory, and a FLASH memory bi-directionally exchange data with the FPGA programmable logic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Xiaofen Lu
  • Patent number: 10044933
    Abstract: A periphery monitoring device for a work machine includes imaging devices that capture an image of the surroundings of the work machine. An overhead view image is generated from the surroundings of the work machine based upon upper view-point images of the image devices. When generating an overhead view image of an overlap region of first and second upper view-point images relating to the images captured by the first and second imaging devices, the overhead view image generating unit, based upon a height of a virtual monitoring target, sets at least one of a first region in which the first upper view-point image is displayed and a second region in which the second upper view-point image is displayed, and also sets a third region in which a composite display image based upon the first and second upper view-point images is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moritaka Oota, Yoichi Kowatari, Yoshihiro Inanobe
  • Patent number: 10036716
    Abstract: A solar power panel failure search and detect system to search and detect malfunctioning or failed sites of a solar power panel. A search unit is installed in a remotely controllable aerial vehicle. The search unit maintains a constant distance between a solar panel and a failure detector, and maintains the failure detector at an optimum angle. A control unit controls a flight path and a flight angle of the aerial vehicle and controls/regulates an angle of the failure detector, a receiver, a processor, and the search unit. The search unit has an angle sensor, the failure detector, an angle adjuster and an imaging device. The control unit has a transmitter to transmit the search result data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SKYROBOT INC.
    Inventors: Ryohei Uetaki, Daisuke Kaio
  • Patent number: 10038893
    Abstract: An electronic device (100) includes a depth sensor (120), a first imaging camera (114, 116), and a controller (802). The depth sensor (120) includes a modulated light projector (119) to project a modulated light pattern (500). The first imaging camera (114, 116) is to capture at least a reflection of the modulated light pattern (500). The controller (802) is to selectively modify (1004) at least one of a frequency, an intensity, and a duration of projections of the modulated light pattern by the modulated light projector responsive to at least one trigger event (1002). The trigger event can include, for example, a change (1092) in ambient light incident on the electronic device, detection (1094) of motion of the electronic device, or a determination (1096) that the electronic device has encountered a previously-unencountered environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Johnny Lee
  • Patent number: 10032481
    Abstract: Provided is a system for efficiently creating snippets or clips from media assets without re-encoding the entire portion of already encoded media content falling within the snippet boundaries. The system partitions and encodes the original media asset as set of slices with each slice encoding a different temporal chunk of the media asset. The system identifies a first slice that encodes a duration of the media asset spanning the snippet start time, and a second slice that encodes a duration of the media asset spanning the snippet end time. The system produces a snippet start slice from decoding, clipping, and re-encoding the first slice and a snippet end slice from decoding, clipping, and re-encoding the second slice. The system generates the snippet from the snippet start slice, an unmodified subset of the set of slices between the first slice and the second slice, and the snippet end slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Digital Media Services Inc.
    Inventors: Calvin Ryan Owen, Tyler Willey, David Frederick Brueck
  • Patent number: 10015462
    Abstract: A system for event recording includes an interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive video data and sensor data. The processor is configured to determine a risk level based at least in part on the sensor data; determine a storage quality based at least in part on the risk level; determine a processed video data by processing the video data according to the storage quality; and store the processed video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Lytx, Inc.
    Inventor: Quoc Chan Quach
  • Patent number: 10008243
    Abstract: Example implementations are directed to a system to generate keyframes describing the temperature output state of thermal output devices during the synchronous playback of video material. This additional haptic output channel augments the existing audio and video channels. Example implementations provide a manual keyframe authoring interface and an architecture for playing back video with a thermal output channel. Example implementations also involve an automatic keyframe generation method for thermal output accompanying a video, and provide a temperature profile function to enable rapid changing between temperature values for thermal output devices that use open-loop control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sven Kratz, Anthony Dunnigan
  • Patent number: 10008238
    Abstract: The invention provides a system, method and device—for inserting digital footage into a digital cinematographic template. The system includes a mobile device, storage means on the mobile device for storing a digital cinematographic template, video recording means on the mobile device for recording and capturing personal cinematographic footage, digital isolation means on the mobile device for isolating specific sections of captured personal cinematographic footage, digital extraction means on the mobile device for extracting the isolated sections of the captured personal cinematographic footage, and digital insertion means on the mobile device for inserting the extracted footage into the stored cinematographic template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventors: Grant Waterston, Johann Mynhardt
  • Patent number: 10008242
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods to synchronize recordings between content recording devices. A method may include establishing a synchronized recording relationship with a second content recording device. The method may further include capturing a first recording and periodically inserting a first set of markers in the first recording at a first set of points of time. A second recording may be captured by the second content recording device and a second set of markers are inserted in the second recording at a second set of points of time. The first recording and the second recording may be temporally aligned based on a first marker of the first set of markers and a second marker of the second set of markers. The first marker and the second marker have a matching type and corresponding to a common point in time in the first recording and the second recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Joshua Abraham Tabak
  • Patent number: 9984725
    Abstract: An editing method comprises: generating, from a material data which is generated according to a first time and which a first time range to be specified, a playback data that is to be played back according to a second time different from the first time, and locating a second time range, which includes the material data within the first time range, in the playback data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GVBB HOLDINGS S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Akihiro Yamasaki, Yasunori Nii, Yoshiharu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9984727
    Abstract: The application provides an electronic tagging and playback system and methods of use for displaying files associated with tagged interest items. System embodiments may comprise an electronic tag storing a tag ID and disposed on at least one user interest item. A communications device may have a tag scanner in communication with a playback application activatable by the user for retrieving the tag ID when the tag scanner is in a proximity zone of the tag. A playback database may link to the playback application and may contain a playback file associated with the tag ID. The user may upload the playback file for a number of purposes, including memory enhancement, displaying a reminder, and/or assisting with language learning. The playback file may be any appropriate file displayed by the communication device when the playback application is activated and after the tag ID has been retrieved. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Bryant E. Walters, Brent C. Walters, Gregory Lee Walters, Jonathan A. Mai