Patents Examined by Justin Sanders
  • Patent number: 10104448
    Abstract: A receiving apparatus includes: a reception portion configured to receive audio-visual content being transmitted; a trigger extraction portion configured to extract trigger information for controlling an application program for execution either by the receiving apparatus proper or by an external device connected thereto in conjunction with the audio-visual content, the application program being transmitted along with the audio-visual content; an apparatus proper control portion configured such that if a command indicated by the extracted trigger information is destined for the receiving apparatus proper, the apparatus proper control portion controls performance of the application program in accordance with the command; and an external device processing portion configured such that if the command indicated by the extracted trigger information is destined for the external device, the external device processing portion transfers the command to the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventor: Naohisa Kitazato
  • Patent number: 10076018
    Abstract: A discharge lamp driving device includes a discharge lamp driving unit; and a control unit, in which the control unit controls the discharge lamp driving unit so that a first driving current which causes a first electrode to serve as an anode and a second driving current which causes a second electrode to serve as an anode are alternately supplied to the discharge lamp, a period of the first driving current is changed according to a periodic first pattern, and a period of the second driving current is changed according to a periodic second pattern, in which the first pattern and the second pattern are patterns in which the length of the periods over which the respective driving current is supplied decrease over time within each cycle of the pattern, and in which the cycle of the first pattern is phase-shifted relative to the cycle of the second pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaru Kono
  • Patent number: 10015327
    Abstract: A portable apparatus includes an image capturing device, a display device, an indoor image acquisition unit, an apparatus position acquisition unit, an apparatus information acquisition unit, and a display control unit. The indoor image acquisition unit acquires an indoor image of a building having a plurality of floors. The apparatus position acquisition unit acquires a position of an electronic apparatus in real space. The apparatus information acquisition unit acquires apparatus information on the electronic apparatus. The display control unit causes the display device to display a composite image formed by combining additional information based on the apparatus information with a to-be-combined image, while linking the additional information to a position of the electronic apparatus in the to-be-combined image, this position corresponding to a relationship between the position of the electronic apparatus in real space and a position of the portable apparatus in real space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Nitta, Yoshitaka Matsuki, Wataru Endo, Satoshi Kawakami, Masato Tanba, Yuri Moritani
  • Patent number: 9986214
    Abstract: An immersive display system is disclosed that includes screens configured to mitigate reduction in contrast ratio due at least in part to peripheral light incident on the screens. The immersive display system includes at least two screens and at least two projector systems. The screens have a multi-layered structure configured to selectively reflect light for controlled periods of time. Adjacent screens can be configured to selectively reflect light during different periods of time. The projector systems can be configured to project video onto their respective screens while the associated screen is configured to selectively reflect light rather than absorb light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Barco, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Candry, Bart Maximus, Geert Matthys, Claude Tydtgat
  • Patent number: 9967532
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to the field of displaying a projected picture, and particularly to a projection device, and a method for adjusting a projected picture. In an embodiment of the disclosure, the method includes: acquiring an image of a physical screen through a camera, and determining a projection of the physical screen onto a vision plane of the camera; determining rotation parameters and translation parameters of the projection device according to the vision plane and the projection of the physical screen; and adjusting the projection device according to the rotation parameters and the translation parameters of the projection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: HISENSE CO., LTD., HISENSE USA CORPORATION, HISENSE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chenxing Wang
  • Patent number: 9961293
    Abstract: Disclosed are a mobile device for editing an image for a wearable device and a method for controlling the mobile device. The mobile device according to the present specification can provide an interface for editing an image when a wearable device is proximally located. Additionally, the interface has the same actual form as a display unit of the wearable device and can be changed on the basis of movements of the wearable device relative to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Myeongsoo Shin, Yuri Lee, Hyeonhui Kim
  • Patent number: 9942529
    Abstract: Provided is an image projection device that carries out high precision gesture detection. An image projection device has a projection unit that optically projects image and a gesture detection unit that detects human gestures and generates a signal for operating the projected image on the basis of the detection results. The gesture detection unit controls a range for detecting gesture according to the direction that the projection unit projects light and/or the placement state of the image projection device. The device has a laser light source and photodiode for detecting gestures, or has a pyroelectric sensor for detecting infrared rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Yamamoto, Yoshiho Seo, Koji Hirata, Hiroyuki Urata, Takashi Matsubara
  • Patent number: 9930304
    Abstract: An immersive display system is disclosed that includes screens configured to mitigate reduction in contrast ratio due at least in part to peripheral light incident on the screens. The immersive display system includes at least two screens and at least two projector systems. The screens have a multi-layered structure configured to selectively reflect light for controlled periods of time. Adjacent screens can be configured to selectively reflect light during different periods of time. The projector systems can be configured to project video onto their respective screens while the associated screen is configured to selectively reflect light rather than absorb light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Barco, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Candry, Bart Maximus, Geert Matthys, Claude Tydtgat
  • Patent number: 9930416
    Abstract: An enhanced stream associated with a primary stream can be selected. The enhanced stream can be time-synchronized to the primary stream. The enhanced stream can be associated with a secondary viewpoint linked to a primary viewpoint of the primary stream. The primary stream can be a broadcast signal of a digital television broadcast. The enhanced stream can be simultaneously presented on a secondary device and the primary stream on a primary device. The primary device can be a computing device and the secondary device can be a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Brian K. Buchheit
  • Patent number: 9883137
    Abstract: Techniques are described in which a video decoding mode is used to determine which regions of a picture need to be composed. If a region of a current picture is decoded in skip mode with the reference picture of the skip mode being a previous picture that is displayed immediately prior to the current picture, then pixel values for that region may not need to be retrieved from system memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dileep Marchya, Mastan Manoj Kumar Amara Venkata, Sudeep Ravi Kottilingal
  • Patent number: 9797995
    Abstract: A mobile ladar platform having a ladar sensor, a positioning system, and a digital processor adapted to perform analysis of a scene in a field of view. The ladar sensor includes a ladar transmitter, a zero range reference circuit, a two-dimensional array of light sensitive detectors positioned at a focal plane of a light collecting and focusing system, and a readout integrated circuit with a plurality of unit cell electrical circuits. The ladar sensor also includes a detector bias circuit and a communications port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Advanced Lidar Solutions US, LLC.
    Inventors: Patrick Gilliland, Laurent Heughebaert, Joseph Spagnolia, Brad Short, Roger Stettner
  • Patent number: 9794506
    Abstract: An input apparatus, a display apparatus, and control methods thereof are disclosed. The input apparatus for the display apparatus includes a user input device configured to receive a user's input; communication circuitry configured to communicate with the display apparatus; a driver configured to provide a driving force to drive the input apparatus to move; and at least one processor configured to control the driver to move the input apparatus to a preset location corresponding to a user's location in response to a preset event so that a user can take and use the input apparatus. Thus, a movable input apparatus comes to a user by itself and provides user-friendly interaction, thereby improving a user's convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun Nim Cho, Woo Youl Lim, Sung Gook Jang, Young Ki Cha
  • Patent number: 9786053
    Abstract: A system and method of calibrating and measuring optical properties of an imaging optical device is disclosed in which a structure of uniformly periodic linear elements is imaged using the optical device being calibrated. This image is obtained with the optical axis of the device at an angle ? with respect to a normal to the uniformly periodic structure. This is done by situating the linear elements on the hypotenuse of a wedge, i.e., a right-angled triangular prism. The image is then taken with the optical axis of the optical device oriented vertically. An advantage of the arrangement is that the structure of uniformly periodic linear elements does not need to be carefully focused making the system quick and easy to implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: ZephaVision, LLC
    Inventor: David Zweig
  • Patent number: 9787956
    Abstract: An image projection apparatus includes an image generator configured to use light emitted from a light source to generate an image; a movable member in which the image generator is disposed, the movable member being movably supported; a fixed member being fixed and configured to movably support the movable member; and a mover configured to move the movable member. The mover includes a first pair of actuators facing each other in a first direction across the image generator, and a second pair of actuators facing each other in the second direction across the image generator. The first pair of actuators causes a driving force to operate on the movable member in a direction parallel to a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. The second pair of actuators causes a driving force to operate on the movable member in a direction parallel to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukimi Nishi, Jun Mashimo, Satoshi Tsuchiya, Tetsuya Fujioka, Yasunari Mikutsu, Takahiro Hiramatsu, Hideo Kanai, Akihisa Mikawa, Yoshito Saito
  • Patent number: 9785041
    Abstract: A discharge lamp driving device includes a discharge lamp driving unit configured to supply a driving current to a discharge lamp including electrodes, a controller configured to control the discharge lamp driving unit, and a voltage detection unit configured to detect an inter-electrode voltage of the discharge lamp, in which the controller controls the discharge lamp driving unit so that the driving current includes a hybrid period in which a first period for supplying an AC current with a first frequency to the discharge lamp and a second period for supplying a DC current to the discharge lamp are alternately repeated, in which the first frequency includes a plurality of different frequencies, and in which the controller changes the first frequency on the basis of at least one of the detected inter-electrode voltage and driving power supplied to the discharge lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shun Sato, Junichi Suzuki, Satoshi Kito
  • Patent number: 9781400
    Abstract: An image processing method and apparatus, where the method includes determining m boundary points of a target image, acquiring a color component of a non-boundary point in a jth area, where the jth area is a neighborhood of the jth boundary point in the m boundary points, 1?j?m, and m is a positive integer greater than or equal to 1, and performing synthesis processing according to the color component of the non-boundary point in the jth area, to obtain a color component of the jth boundary point, and by means of processing on a boundary point of a target image, precision of image matting and synthesis processing may be improved, and may be applied to a real-time image matting and synthesis process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanhao Shen, Yin Zhao, Mengjian Li
  • Patent number: 9749678
    Abstract: A video channel change system may include one or more processors and a memory. The one or more processors may receive first packets including first video frames associated with a first video channel and second packets including second video frames associated with a second video channel. The one or more processors may decode the first packets and display the first video frames while buffering, in a buffer, the second packets. The one or more processors may determine that a packet of the second packets includes a random access point without decoding the packet, discard the second packets from the buffer that were received prior to the packet, buffer additional second packets received subsequent to the packet, and decode the second packets stored in the buffer and display the second video frames included therein, in response to a request to change from the first video channel to the second video channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Marcus Christopher Kellerman, Jeffrey P. Fisher, Alex Pelts
  • Patent number: 9743037
    Abstract: A method for transmitting device indicator data in a network-based AV system is provided. The method for transmitting the device indicator data records device indicator data on a data unit which is used in an AV transmission protocol, and transmits the data unit. Accordingly, the indicator data which changes in real time in a network AV device can be rapidly transmitted to a management platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Korea Electronics Technology Institute
    Inventors: Byoung Chul Song, Ki Won Kwon, Jung Wook Wee, Kyung Won Park
  • Patent number: 9706180
    Abstract: An optical modulator element modulates incident light from a light source with an input signal. A projection lens magnifies and projects the outgoing light from the optical modulator element. A pixel shift element is disposed between the optical modulator element and the projection lens, and displaces an optical path of the outgoing light from the optical modulator element for shifting a display position of a pixel to be displayed on a screen in a given cycle between a first position and a second position away from the first position by a predetermined distance. A controller controls the pixel shift element such that the pixel shifts between the first position and the second position in either one of a first mode at a shift speed or a second mode at another second shift speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Haraguchi, Masutaka Inoue
  • Patent number: 9621876
    Abstract: A scanning 3D imager for recording images of a scene comprises a light source configured to emit a fan-shaped pulsed light beam with linear cross section, a scanning mirror arranged in the light path of the light beam to guide the light beam into the scene and to successively illuminate slices of the scene by sweeping the light beam through the scene transversally to the linear cross section thereof, and an imager chip arranged to receive light from the scene via the scanning mirror, the imager chip comprising an photosensor array disposed in such a way that the illuminated slices of the scene are successively imaged thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: IEE International Electronics & Engineering S.A.
    Inventor: Laurent Federspiel