Patents Examined by Maria E Vazquez Colon
  • Patent number: 11902546
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to video coding and more particularly to a method of decoding network abstraction layer (NAL) unit information. The method of decoding NAL unit information comprises: receiving a NAL unit header syntax structure having two bytes; and decoding a first 1-bit syntax element, a second 1-bit syntax element and a 6-bit syntax element in the NAL unit header syntax structure, wherein a value of the first 1-bit syntax element is equal to zero, a value of the second 1-bit syntax element is equal to zero, and the 6-bit syntax element specifies an identifier of a layer to which a VCL NAL unit belongs or an identifier of a layer to which a non-VCL NAL unit applies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 11902689
    Abstract: Methods and systems are presented for controlling a film transport apparatus of a film reel scanner. In one embodiment, a system is provided including a line scanning camera, a supply reel motor, a take-up reel motor, and a plurality of capstan motors. A control system may then be configured to receive and dynamically adjust position information from these motors. The control system may then provide the dynamically adjusted position information to a plurality of controllers, which may then generate control signals for the supply reel motor, the take-up reel motor, and the at least a subset of the capstan motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: DIGITAL CHECK CORP.
    Inventors: Kurt Breish, Victor Mimken, Anthony Senn
  • Patent number: 11893793
    Abstract: A plurality of on-road vehicles moving along streets of a city, while utilizing onboard cameras for autonomous driving functions, are bound to capture, over time, random images of various city objects such as pedestrians, vehicles, building and other structures. Images of a certain city object may be captured by many of the vehicles at various times while passing by that object, thereby resulting in a corpus of imagery data containing various random images and other representations of that certain object. Per each of at least some of the city objects appearing more than once in the corpus of imagery data, appearances are detected and linked, and then analyzed to reveal behavioral/descriptive models associated with that city object and with interactions of the object with other objects. The models are then used to detect a recent emerging pattern that is then used to determine an appropriate service action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: Gal Zuckerman, Moshe Salhov
  • Patent number: 11889119
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for video processing are described. A method for processing video includes performing a conversion between a video and a bitstream of the video according to a format rule, wherein the format rule specifies that values of one or more general constraint flags at a first level in the bitstream control occurrence of one or more syntax elements at a sequence parameter set (SPS) level or a picture header (PH) level or a slice header (SH) level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignees: BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BYTEDANCE INC.
    Inventors: Zhipin Deng, Ye-kui Wang, Li Zhang, Kai Zhang, Kui Fan
  • Patent number: 11856189
    Abstract: A method of decoding a coded video bitstream implemented by a video decoder is provided. The method includes the video decoder determining whether a gradual decoding refresh (GDR) picture in the coded video bitstream is an initial picture in decoding order or the initial picture following an end of sequence (EOS) network abstraction layer (NAL) unit in the decoding order; setting a flag to a value to prevent the GDR picture from being output when the GDR picture is the initial picture in decoding order or the initial picture following the EOS NAL unit in the decoding order; decoding the GDR picture; and storing the GDR picture in a decoded picture buffer (DPB).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: FNU Hendry, Ye-Kui Wang, Jianle Chen
  • Patent number: 11831865
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image decoding device, an image decoding method, an image encoding device, and an image encoding method that enable further improvement of practicality. Reference image information indicating a reference image to be referred to by a current picture is saved in a header region of an access unit. The reference image information is saved in an AUD NAL unit indicating a delimiter of the access unit or a NEW NAL unit provided separately from the AUD NAL unit, and is applied to all tile group NAL units in the access unit. The present technology can be applied to, for example, an image decoding device and an image encoding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuji Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 11828880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light transmitting and receiving device and method, which output the power of a partial optical pulse such that the power thereof is different from that of another optical pulse, so as to receive reflected light, and identify whether an object, which is undetectable using the reflected light of an optical pulse outputted with relatively low power, is detected using the reflected light of an optical pulse outputted with relatively high power, so as to adjust the power of an optical pulse to be output thereafter. Therefore, detection efficiency can be maximized using low power while eye safety requirements are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: KOREA ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hyun Yong Choi, Choul Jun Choi, Hyun Chang Cho
  • Patent number: 11825072
    Abstract: A method of and device for controlling multi-line intra prediction using a non-zero reference line. The method includes determining whether an intra prediction mode of a first neighboring block of a current block is an angular mode, determining whether an intra prediction mode of a second neighboring block of the current block is an angular mode, and generating a Most Probable Mode (MPM) list of the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: TENCENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Liang Zhao, Xin Zhao, Xiang Li, Shan Liu
  • Patent number: 11815603
    Abstract: A method of operating a light detection and ranging (LiDAR) device includes obtaining receiving signals corresponding to reference laser pulses generated from a reference signal; obtaining a main receiving signal having a maximum value among the receiving signals with respect to a time point; correcting a value of a sub-receiving signal included in the receiving signals at the time point based on the maximum value of the main receiving signal; and obtaining a time of flight (ToF) of a laser pulse corresponding to the sub-receiving signal based on a correlation between the corrected value of the sub-receiving signal and the reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jisan Lee
  • Patent number: 11800131
    Abstract: A method comprising encoding a bitstream comprising a base layer, a first enhancement layer and a second enhancement layer; encoding an indication of both the base layer and the first enhancement layer used for prediction for the second enhancement layer in the bitstream; encoding, in the bitstream, an indication of a first set of prediction types that is applicable from the base layer to the second enhancement layer, wherein the first set of prediction types is a subset of all prediction types available for prediction between layers, and encoding, in the bitstream, an indication of a second set of prediction types that is applicable from the base layer or the first enhancement layer to the second enhancement layer, wherein the second set of prediction types is a subset of all prediction types available for prediction between layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Miska Matias Hannuksela, Kemal Ugur
  • Patent number: 11800153
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for configuring different access units in scalable video coding are described. In one example aspect, a method of video processing include performing a conversion between a video comprising one or more pictures in one or more video layers and a bitstream of a video, wherein the bitstream comprises a coded video sequence that includes one or more access units, and wherein the bitstream further comprises a first syntax element indicating whether an access unit includes a picture for each video layer making up the coded video sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: BYTEDANCE INC.
    Inventor: Ye-kui Wang
  • Patent number: 11792439
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are described for processing video. A method may comprise receiving video content comprising a plurality of frames and determining a splitting parameter of a partitioning of at least a portion of a first frame of the plurality of frames. Deblock filtering may be implemented on at least the first frame of the plurality of frames based at least on the splitting parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Grois, Alexander Giladi
  • Patent number: 11778171
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method, an apparatus and a computer program product for video encoding and decoding. In accordance with an embodiment the method comprises obtaining coded data of a sub-picture, the sub-picture belonging to a picture, and the sub-picture belonging to a sub-picture sequence and determining whether to use the sub-picture as a source for a manipulated reference sub-picture. If the determining reveals that the sub-picture is to be used as the source for the manipulated reference sub-picture, the manipulated reference sub-picture is generated from the sub-picture to be used as a reference for a subsequent sub-picture of the sub-picture sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Miska Hannuksela, Alireza Aminlou
  • Patent number: 11778330
    Abstract: An image capture device may switch operation between a spherical capture mode or a non-spherical capture mode. Operation of the image capture device in the spherical capture mode includes generation of spherical visual content based on the visual content generated by multiple image sensors. Operation of the image capture device in the non-spherical capture mode includes generation of non-spherical visual content based on visual content generated by a single image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Ryan Gilmour, David Newman
  • Patent number: 11770543
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a video decoding method performed by a video decoding device. The video decoding method according to an embodiment may include the steps of: obtaining NAL unit type information indicating a type of a current network abstraction layer (NAL) unit from a bitstream; and decoding, when the NAL unit type information indicates that the NAL unit type of the current NAL unit is an encoded data for an slice, the slice based on whether a mixed NAL unit type is applied to a current picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: ATINS INC.
    Inventor: Sun Young Lee
  • Patent number: 11756110
    Abstract: A front-end image acquisition component acquires photographs and/or videos of the exterior of a vehicle traveling on a path between a first predefined location and a second predefined location. In one aspect, an image acquisition system comprises a first camera support structure, a second camera support structure, an image processor, and a memory. Cameras are affixed to each of the camera support structures for acquiring image data of a subject vehicle. Image data is controlled by the image processor and the memory. In another aspect, an image acquisition system comprises a first camera tower, a second camera tower, a camera boom. Cameras are affixed to each of the camera towers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: BWI Acquisition, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Hauk
  • Patent number: 11743504
    Abstract: An example method of video processing includes performing a conversion between a video including a video picture including one or more video units and a bitstream representation of the video. The bitstream representation conforms to a format rule that specifies that a first syntax element is included in a header of the video picture indicating allowed prediction types of at least some of the one or more video units in the video picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignees: BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD, BYTEDANCE INC.
    Inventors: Kai Zhang, Li Zhang, Hongbin Liu, Zhipin Deng, Jizheng Xu, Yue Wang
  • Patent number: 11733358
    Abstract: An electronic circuit comprises at least one radiation-emitting element (2), a current regulator (12) with a current-producing terminal (O), and a measurement element (14) generating a signal (Vmes) that is representative of the current flowing therethrough. A switch (6) is controlled by a modulation signal (M) so as to open and close, successively, an electrical path passing through the current-producing terminal (O), the radiation-emitting element (2) and the measurement element (14). A conversion circuit (16) is further interposed between the measurement element (14) and the current regulator (12) so as to transform the representative signal (Vmes) into a smoothed signal (S) that is intended for a regulation terminal (Reg). A time-of-flight sensor comprising such an electronic circuit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: VALEO COMFORT AND DRIVING ASSISTANCE
    Inventors: Jérôme Couillault, Peter Gratzl
  • Patent number: 11736689
    Abstract: An encoding device 1 includes: a transformation unit 13 configured to calculate an orthogonal transform coefficient by performing an orthogonal transformation process on a residual image indicating a difference between the input image and a predicted image of the input image; a quantization unit 14 configured to generate a quantization coefficient by quantizing the orthogonal transform coefficient on the basis of a quantization parameter; an entropy encoding unit 24 configured to generate encoded data by encoding the quantization coefficient; an image decoding unit 10 configured to restore an orthogonal transform coefficient from the quantization coefficient on the basis of the quantization parameter and generate a reconstructed image by adding the predicted image to a residual image restored by performing inverse orthogonal transformation on the orthogonal transform coefficient; and a deblocking filtering unit 18 configured to perform a filtering process on the reconstructed image, wherein the deblocking fil
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON HOSO KYOKAI
    Inventors: Atsuro Ichigaya, Shunsuke Iwamura
  • Patent number: 11735018
    Abstract: An intelligent face recognition system for an installed security system can include a camera and a local or remote video processor including a face recognition engine. The video processor can be configured to receive the image information from the one or more cameras, and generate an alert for communication to a user device based on a recognition event in the environment. In an example, the face recognition engine is configured to apply machine learning to analyze images from the camera and determine whether the images include or correspond to an enrolled face, and the face recognition engine is configured to provide the recognition event based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: INTELLIVISION TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
    Inventors: Krishna Khadloya, Albert Kay