Patents Examined by Maria E Vazquez Colon
  • Patent number: 10994968
    Abstract: An elevator rope elongation measuring device provided with: a camera for photographing one or a plurality of elevator ropes R; and an image processing unit for image processing a photographed image output from the camera, wherein: the image processing unit detects an external form portion of the elevator rope R as a regular hill and valley shape T, converts a cyclic length of the hill and valley shape into actual dimensions and makes this a measured value, and finds a ratio of the measured value with respect to a standard value prescribed for the elevator rope as an elongation, therefore attaining the effect of making it unnecessary to have a preliminary installation of a sensor or marker to the rope, or preliminary creation of a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kato, Hideki Miyazawa, Yoshiki Nota, Yusuke Watabe
  • Patent number: 10999574
    Abstract: Particular embodiments may remove a condition check in the semantics for checking a high-precision data flag. This simplifies the semantics used in the encoding and decoding process. In this case, even if the high-precision data flag is not set, the value of the weighted prediction syntax element is set by the BitDepth variable. However, even if the BitDepth is not considered high-precision data, such as 8 bits, the range for the weighted prediction syntax element is still the same as the fixed value. For example, the syntax elements luma_offset_l0[i], luma_offset_l1[i], delta_chroma_offset_l0[i][j], and delta_chroma_offset_l1[i][j] use the variable BitDepth as described above whether the flag extended_precision_processing_flag is enabled and not enabled to indicate whether the bit depth is above a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Yue Yu, Limin Wang
  • Patent number: 10989833
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus is provided for a grain loss monitoring system associated with an agricultural material. The sensor apparatus includes a housing with a first wall including a transparent panel. The sensor apparatus includes at least one acoustic sensor arranged within the interior and configured to collect an acoustic data stream of vibrations associated with the agricultural material striking the transparent panel; and at least one optical sensor arranged within the interior and configured to collect an image data stream of images of the agricultural material through the transparent panel. The at least one acoustic sensor is configured to provide the acoustic data stream and the at least one optical sensor is configured to provide the image data stream such that a verified grain count is determined based on the acoustic data stream and the image data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Bran Ferren, Donald Lariviere, Robert Liebersbach, Houstin Lichtenwalner, Colton O'Connor, Omar Peraza
  • Patent number: 10958900
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods of generating merge candidates for an inter-prediction mode of a video block. In particular, embodiments include methods of generating spatial-temporal motion vector predictor candidates. Embodiments may include video encoders and video decoders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yung-Hsuan Chao, Dmytro Rusanovskyy, Yu Han, Wei-Jung Chien, Vadim Seregin, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 10944987
    Abstract: An embodiment of a motion estimator apparatus may include technology to receive a compound message, and perform rate distortion estimation and check refinement for two or more coding unit descriptions for a source block based on the received compound message. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Tanner, Srinivasan Embar Raghukrishnan, James Holland
  • Patent number: 10929631
    Abstract: A method in an electronic device includes determining, with at least one proximity sensor component proximately located with a fingerprint sensor, that an object is proximately located with the fingerprint sensor. In response to this, the method includes transitioning the fingerprint sensor from a low-power or sleep mode to an active mode of operation. The method then detects, with the fingerprint sensor, the object touching the fingerprint sensor. The method also detects, with the fingerprint sensor, an action of the object along the fingerprint sensor. The method then performs a control operation as a function of the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M Alameh, Patrick J Cauwels, Jarrett K Simerson, Paul Steuer
  • Patent number: 10929951
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an imaging probe and is configured for dynamically arranging presentation of visual feedback for guiding manual adjustment, via the probe, of a location, and orientation, associated with the probe. The arranging is selectively based on comparisons between fields of view of the probe and respective results of segmenting image data acquired via the probe. In an embodiment, the feedback does not include a grayscale depiction of the image data. Coordinate system transformations corresponding to respective comparisons may be computed. The selecting may be based upon and dynamically responsive to content of imaging being dynamically acquired via the probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Emil George Radulescu, Ivan Salgo, Sheng-Wen Huang, Ramon Quido Erkamp, Shougang Wang, Irina Waechter-Stehle, Christian Buerger, Sabine Mollus, Juergen Weese
  • Patent number: 10922977
    Abstract: A display control device includes: an acquisition section that acquires captured image data items from imaging sections that image a surrounding region of a vehicle; a display control section that displays first bird's-eye view image data representing surroundings of the vehicle from a bird's eye viewpoint above the vehicle, which has been generated on the basis of the captured image data items; and a specification section that specifies a candidate region where the vehicle is to be parked in the surrounding region that is present in a side direction of the vehicle, the surrounding region having been imaged as the captured image data items, wherein the display control section displays second bird's-eye view image data with a wider display range in the side direction in which the candidate region is present as compared with the first bird's-eye view image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10917577
    Abstract: The present application relates to the technical field of communication, and provides a method and device for controlling camera shooting, a smart device, and a storage medium, including: recognizing whether or not a voice contains a keyword when the voice is detected; determining a sound source angle of a sound source object sending the voice if the voice contains the keyword; controlling the camera to turn according to the sound source angle of the sound source object sending the voice, such that the sound source object sending the voice is located within an image shooting range of the camera. In this way, preventing the camera from turning frequently when multiple people are speaking at the same time and causing shaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GRANDSUN ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhonghai Zhang, Haiquan Wu, Enqin Zhang, Lei Cao, Ruiwen Shi
  • Patent number: 10917557
    Abstract: A system includes a control station that enables efficient human collaboration with automated object tracking. The control station is communicatively coupled to an aerial vehicle to receive full motion video of a ground scene taken by an airborne sensor of the aerial vehicle. The control station spatially registers features of a movable object present in the ground scene and determines motion of the movable object relative to the ground scene. The control station predicts a trajectory of the movable objective relative to the ground scene. The control station tracks the movable object based on data fusion of: (i) the spatially registered features; (ii) the determined motion; and (iii) the predicted trajectory of the movable object. The control station presents a tracking annotation and a determined confidence indicator for the tracking annotation on a user interface device to facilitate human collaboration with object tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Terry W. Stanard, Theus H. Aspiras, Vijayan K. Asari, Taleri L. Hammack
  • Patent number: 10917565
    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: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Ryan Gilmour, David Newman
  • Patent number: 10911782
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method, an apparatus, a server, a client and a non-transitory computer readable medium comprising a computer program stored therein for multi view video coding and decoding. View random access (VRA) pictures or access units are coded into a multiview bitstream. VRA pictures enable starting the decoding of a subset of the views present in the bitstream. The views selected to be accessible in VRA pictures are alternated in successive VRA pictures so that all views are gradually reconstructed when two or more VRA pictures have been decoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Miska Matias Hannuksela, Dmytro Rusanovskyy
  • Patent number: 10901071
    Abstract: A device in the form of a sensor, including a housing having a surface which includes at least one subarea having a spectral emissivity which includes a first emissivity in a first wavelength range and a second emissivity in a second wavelength range, which is different from the first wavelength range, the first emissivity being smaller than the second emissivity and the ratio of the second emissivity to the first emissivity being at least 1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ingo Ramsteiner, Annemarie Holleczek, Hans-Jochen Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10895910
    Abstract: An adaptive eye-tracking calibration method includes generating an eye model acting as a current eye model; calibrating the eye model; comparing real-time pupil data set and pupil data set of the current eye model to obtain a pupil data difference when an event happens; and generating a new eye model if the pupil data difference is greater than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Shao-Yi Chien, Liang Fang
  • Patent number: 10867439
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, devices, and systems for three-dimensional (3D) displaying objects are provided. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining data including respective primitive data for primitives corresponding to an object, determining an electromagnetic (EM) field contribution to each element of a display for each of the primitives by calculating an EM field propagation from the primitive to the element, generating a sum of the EM field contributions from the primitives for each of the elements, transmitting to each of the elements a respective control signal for modulating at least one property of the element based on the sum of the EM field contributions, and transmitting a timing control signal to an illuminator to activate the illuminator to illuminate light on the display, such that the light is caused by the modulated elements of the display to form a volumetric light field corresponding to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Pacific Light & Hologram, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Seamus Blackley, Tina Qin, Asher Zelig Sefami, Kamran Qaderi, Mark Anthony Sararu, Joshua D. Wiensch, Rajay Kumar, Sylvain Marcel Colin
  • Patent number: 10869055
    Abstract: An image encoding method includes: determining whether a current picture is a TSA picture or a trailing picture; and encoding a plurality of pictures according to whether the current picture is the TSA picture or a trailing picture. The determining includes: determining the current picture to be the TSA picture when the current picture does not belong to the highest layer and corresponds to a first field, and determining the current picture to be the trailing picture when the current picture belongs to the highest layer or corresponds to a second field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Kengo Terada, Takahiro Nishi, Hisao Sasai
  • Patent number: 10859706
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical element (13) for an emitting unit (8) of an optical acquisition device (3), wherein the optical element (13) comprises a first side (13a) having a reflective first free-form surface (F1) and a second side (13b), which is opposite to the first side (13a), having a refractive second free-form surface (F2). Furthermore, the optical element (13) is designed to transmit a beam bundle (10) incident on the second side (13b) on the optical element (13) at least in large part through the second free-form surface (F2) up to the first free-form surface (F1), to reflect the beam bundle (10) transmitted through the second free-form surface (F2) up to the first free-form surface (F1) at the first free-form surface (F1), and to emit the beam bundle (10) reflected from the first free-form surface (F1) via the second free-form surface (F2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Schalter und Sensoren GmbH
    Inventors: Ho Hoai Duc Nguyen, Peter Horvath
  • Patent number: 10852053
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a refrigerator which includes: a main body having an opening, and including a storage chamber therein; a door configured to open or close the opening; a camera unit disposed in the door, and configured to photograph the storage chamber, wherein the camera unit faces the storage chamber selectively by interworking with opening or closing of the door. With this configuration, it may look in the storage chamber of the refrigerator without opening any door and minimize exposure of the camera unit to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Bum Seo, Keon Pyo Koo, Chun Youp Shin, Woo Yeol Yoo, Jeong Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10848645
    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: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: DIGITAL CHECK CORP.
    Inventors: Kurt Breish, Victor Mimken, Anthony Senn
  • Patent number: 10832505
    Abstract: Processing video and sensor data associated with a vehicle Apparatus (5) is configured to: obtain first data corresponding to video data from a video camera (6) associated with a vehicle; obtain second data corresponding to sensor data from one or more sensors (8) associated with the vehicle; form a data structure including metadata and the first and second data, wherein first timing information for the first data is included in the metadata and second timing information for the second data is included in the second data, wherein the first and second timing information enable the first and second data to be temporally related.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: COSWORTH GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Luke McNally, Melfyn Roberts, Mark Taylor