Patents Examined by Leron Beck
  • Patent number: 10812771
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining image content over a communication network, determining a predicted viewpoint of a user associated with the image content, and adjusting the image content to equirectangular image content according to the predicted viewpoint. Further aspects can include downscaling the equirectangular image content according to a display capability of a mobile device resulting in a downscaled equirectangular image content, cropping the downscaled equirectangular image content resulting in a cropped equirectangular image content, and providing, over the communication network, the cropped equirectangular image content to the mobile device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Shu Shi, Varun Gupta, Rittwik Jana
  • Patent number: 10802186
    Abstract: A structure includes a support and a first near infrared transmitting filter and a second near infrared transmitting filter that are provided at different positions on the support. A minimum value of a transmittance to light having a longer wavelength than longest wavelengths at which transmittances of the first near infrared transmitting filter and the second near infrared transmitting filter in a wavelength range of 600 to 1300 nm are 50% is 50% or higher, and a difference between a wavelength ?2 of light having the longest wavelength at which the transmittance of the second near infrared transmitting filter is 50% and a wavelength ?1 of light having the longest wavelength at which the transmittance of the first near infrared transmitting filter is 50% is 30 nm or longer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro Mori
  • Patent number: 10795164
    Abstract: A depth camera assembly (DCA) includes a structured light generator, an imaging device and a controller. The structured light generator illuminates a local area with a structured light pattern in accordance with emission instructions from the controller. The structured light generator comprises an illumination source, an acousto-optic device, and a projection assembly. The acousto-optic device generates a structured light pattern from an optical beam emitted from the illumination source. The projection assembly modifies a general intensity envelope of the structured light pattern in order for the structured light pattern to illuminate a larger section of the local area, and projects the modified structured light pattern into the local area. The imaging device captures of portions of the structured light pattern scattered or reflected from the local area. The controller determines depth information for the local area based at least in part on the captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Qing Chao, Michael Hall
  • Patent number: 10798394
    Abstract: In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for reducing memory utilization and increasing efficiency during affine merge mode for versatile video coding by utilizing motion vectors stored in a motion data line buffer for a prediction unit of a second coding tree unit neighboring a first coding tree unit to derive control point motion vectors for the first coding tree unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventor: Minhua Zhou
  • Patent number: 10791315
    Abstract: Techniques for encapsulating video streams containing multiple coded views in a media file are described herein. In one example, a method includes parsing a track of multiview video data, wherein the track includes at least one depth view. The method further includes parsing information to determine a spatial resolution associated with the depth view, wherein decoding the spatial resolution does not require parsing of a sequence parameter set of the depth view. Another example method includes composing a track of multiview video data, wherein the track includes the one or more views. The example method further includes composing information to indicate a spatial resolution associated with the depth view, wherein decoding the spatial resolution does not require parsing of a sequence parameter set of the depth view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ye-Kui Wang, Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 10776899
    Abstract: A virtual shockwave creation system comprises an eyewear device that includes a frame, a temple connected to a lateral side of the frame, and a depth-capturing camera. Execution of programming by a processor configures the virtual shockwave creation system to generate, for each of multiple initial depth images, a respective shockwave image by applying a transformation function to the initial three-dimensional coordinates. The virtual shockwave creation system creates a warped shockwave video including a sequence of the generated warped shockwave images. The virtual shockwave creation system presents, via an image display, the warped shockwave video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Sagi Katz, Eyal Zak
  • Patent number: 10775740
    Abstract: Holographic projection of a digital object. A method includes identifying movement of a digital object in video content. The movement is along a path across a plurality of video frames of the video content. The method presents the video content on at least one display device. The presenting includes projecting a three-dimensional holographic image of the digital object adjacent to a surface of the display. The projecting traces the holographic image along the path across the plurality of video frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10771800
    Abstract: The entropy coding of a current part of a predetermined entropy slice is based on, not only, the respective probability estimations of the predetermined entropy slice as adapted using the previously coded part of the predetermined entropy slice, but also probability estimations as used in the entropy coding of a spatially neighboring, in entropy slice order preceding entropy slice at a neighboring part thereof. Thereby, the probability estimations used in entropy coding are adapted to the actual symbol statistics more closely, thereby lowering the coding efficiency decrease normally caused by lower-delay concepts. Temporal interrelationships are exploited additionally or alternatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Valeri George, Anastasia Henkel, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Detlev Marpe, Thomas Schierl
  • Patent number: 10764601
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide methods and apparatuses for video encoding/decoding. In some examples, an apparatus for video decoding includes receiving circuitry and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry decodes prediction information for a current block in a current picture from a coded video bitstream. The prediction information is indicative of a prediction mode that is based on a merge candidate list. The processing circuitry constructs, in response to the prediction mode, the merge candidate list that includes at least a first block vector candidate with a reference picture being the current picture. Then the processing circuitry adds a new merge candidate that is calculated by averaging two candidates in the merge candidate list. Further, the processing circuitry determines, a predictor from the merge candidate list, and reconstructs at least a sample of the current block according to the determined predictor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Tencent America LLC
    Inventors: Xiaozhong Xu, Shan Liu, Xiang Li
  • Patent number: 10764598
    Abstract: An image decoding method performed by a decoding device according to the present invention comprises the steps of: acquiring information on inter prediction of a target block through a bit stream; deriving motion information of the target block on the basis of the information on inter prediction; deriving a prediction sample by performing inter prediction for the target block on the basis of the motion information; generating a reconstruction block on the basis of the prediction sample; deriving modified motion information of the target block on the basis of the reconstruction block; and updating the motion information of the target block on the basis of the modified motion information. According to the present invention, modified motion information of the target block can be calculated, and the motion information of the target block can be updated on the basis of the modified motion information, so that the overall coding efficiency can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jungdong Seo, Jaehyun Lim
  • Patent number: 10764556
    Abstract: A depth sculpturing system comprises an eyewear device that includes a frame, a temple connected to a lateral side of the frame, and a depth-capturing camera. The depth sculpturing system further includes a user input device. Execution of programming by a processor configures the depth sculpturing system to perform functions to track, via the user input device, motion of a two-dimensional input selection from an initial touch point to a final touch point. The depth sculpturing system determines a rotation matrix between an initial ray and a final ray that project to the initial touch point and the final touch point, correspondingly. The depth sculpturing system generates a depth sculptured image by applying the rotation matrix to vertices of an initial depth image. The depth sculpturing system presents, via an image display, the depth sculptured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Sagi Katz
  • Patent number: 10761311
    Abstract: The present invention relates firstly to a method for acquiring a stack of microscopic images of a specimen. The microscopic images of the stack are acquired from different focus positions. According to the invention, a plurality of the microscopic images of the specimen are respectively acquired from at least some of the focus positions using different settings of an illumination unit for illuminating the specimen. According to the invention, the illumination settings with which the microscopic images of the specimen are acquired is decided upon individually in each case at least for several of the focus positions. The invention further relates to a digital microscope for microimaging a specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS MICROSCOPY GMBH
    Inventor: Alexander Gaiduk
  • Patent number: 10764600
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing device and method capable of suppressing a decrease in encoding efficiency. The image processing device includes: a predictive vector generating unit that generates a predictive vector of a current parallax vector of a current block used in prediction using correlation in a parallax direction using a reference parallax vector referred when generating a predictive motion vector, when encoding the current parallax vector; and a difference vector generating unit that generates a difference vector between the current parallax vector and the predictive vector generated by the predictive vector generating unit. The present disclosure can be applied to an image processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitomo Takahashi, Shinobu Hattori
  • Patent number: 10757408
    Abstract: Restoring a degraded tile of a degraded frame resulting from reconstruction is disclosed. A method includes, for a scaling factor of at least some scaling factors, recursively filtering the degraded tile using the scaling factor to generate a respective restored tile, and determining a respective error for the respective restored tile with respect to the source tile. The method also includes selecting an optimal scaling factor from the at least some scaling factors and encoding, in an encoded bitstream, a scaling parameter based on the optimal scaling factor. The optimal scaling factor corresponding to a smallest respective error. An apparatus includes a processor and non-transitory memory storing instructions. The instructions cause the processor to determine, from an encoded bitstream, a scaling factor, which determines how strongly edges in the degraded tile affect filtering operations, and recursively filter, resulting in a restored tile, the degraded tile using the scaling factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Debargha Mukherjee, Yue Chen, Sarah Parker
  • Patent number: 10757303
    Abstract: An endoscope apparatus includes: an image pickup device; a glass lid that is provided on a distal end side ahead of a light receiving surface of the image pickup device and is fixed to a front face of the image pickup device in an integrated manner; and a frame body that covers at least a part of the image pickup device and the glass lid. The frame body includes a fixing region for fixing an image pickup circuit portion provided on a proximal end side opposite to the front face of the image pickup device, and a non-fixing region that keeps the distal end side relative to the light receiving surface of the image pickup device and the glass lid fixed to the light receiving surface of the image pickup device in a non-fixed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiko Kato
  • Patent number: 10756926
    Abstract: A system for transmitting video and Controller Area Network (CAN) data over a slip ring assembly has a first Ethernet/CAN transceiver converting CAN signals with control data to Ethernet signals with the control data. A first modem converts the ethernet signal with the control data to tone sets and transmits the tone sets over the slip ring assembly. A second modem receives and demodulates the tone sets into the Ethernet signals with the control data. A second Ethernet/CAN transceiver converts the Ethernet signals with the control data to the CAN signals with the control data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: BENCHMARK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Neil Keith Habermehl, Keith Heinzig
  • Patent number: 10757436
    Abstract: According to the present invention, an inter-prediction method includes: receiving mode information on the inter-prediction of a current block; decoding the received mode information; and performing inter-prediction using the decoded mode information. According to the present invention, image compression efficiency may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jae Hyun Lim, Seung Wook Park, Jung Sun Kim, Yong Joon Jeon, Joon Young Park, Byeong Moon Jeon
  • Patent number: 10750177
    Abstract: An image coding method for an image coding apparatus configured to divide an image into divisional blocks of a plurality of sizes and to perform coding on the image while controlling image quality according to a parameter value in units of divisional blocks includes acquiring a block size of a target block to be coded, acquiring a minimum block size used to control the parameter value, acquiring a state of division of the target block, acquiring the parameter value, determining whether the target block is divided according to the state of division of the target block, determining whether the block size of the target block is greater than or equal to the minimum block size, determining whether the block size of the target block is equal to the minimum block size, and coding the acquired parameter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10750194
    Abstract: A process for determining the selection of filters and input samples 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 to improve quality in Scalable High Efficiency Video Coding (SHVC). In order to accommodate other applications such as interlace/progressive scalability and to increase the resolution of the alignment between layers, it is proposed that the phase offset adjustment parameters be signaled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Koohyar Minoo, David M. Baylon, Ajay Luthra
  • Patent number: 10742890
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an image sensor and a controller. The controller acquires an infrared image generated by the image sensor when infrared light is higher than a predetermined light amount. The controller acquires a normal image generated by the image sensor when the infrared light is lower than the predetermined light amount. The controller generates a synthesized image on the basis of the infrared image and the normal image. Thus, an image that includes colors and high luminance contrast may be generated in a dark environment without a plurality of infrared light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Takatoshi Nakata