Patents Examined by Marnie Matt
  • Patent number: 10091526
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for encoding a motion vector by using spatial division, the method comprises: aggregating predicted motion vector candidates of a current block into a plurality of groups; selecting representative predicted motion vectors for respective groups by selecting one of aggregated predicted motion vector candidates within the respective groups as representative predicted motion vector; selecting single representative predicted motion vector from the representative predicted motion vectors for the respective groups as a predicted motion vector; and encoding a differential vector representing difference between a current motion vector of the current block and a selected predicted motion vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunyeon Kim, Jeongyeon Lim, Gyumin Lee, Jaehoon Choi, Yoonsik Choe, Yungho Choi, Yonggoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10068120
    Abstract: Improving fingerprint image measurement despite damage to the stratum corneum. Determining whether a fingerprint image is adequate for matching with a database. If not, re-measure those image portions that are inadequate (overexposed or underexposed), such re-measuring a minimal selection of image portions. An amount of time or power to re-measure is minimized. Improving fingerprint image data collection despite fixed pattern noise like saturated bars in blocks of picture elements. Determining a histogram of grayscale values, removing fixed pattern noise, and expanding real histogram values to obtain more bits of precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin B. Lyon, Giovanni Gozzini
  • Patent number: 10068145
    Abstract: Provided is a unit for photographing, including a holding member configured to hold a pill to be photographed by a photographing section, a supporting member configured to support the holding member so that the pill faces the photographing section at a position that is determined in advance from the photographing section, a fixing unit configured to fix the holding member, which is supported to the supporting member, with a magnetic force, and a switching unit configured to switch a fixed state in which the holding member is fixed by the fixing unit and a released state in which the fixing of the holding member by the fixing unit is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Masuda, Keiji Endo
  • Patent number: 10066926
    Abstract: This component mounting apparatus includes a head portion capable of mounting a component suctioned by a nozzle on a board, a board imaging portion provided on the head portion to be movable relative to the head portion so as to image the board, and an imaging position correction mark provided in the head portion to be capable of being imaged by the board imaging portion and is configured to correct the displacement of the board imaging portion relative to the head portion on the basis of an image of the imaging position correction mark imaged by the board imaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tadashi Onishi
  • Patent number: 10061995
    Abstract: An imaging system (CM, 100) is provided with: an imaging device (CM) configured to selectively image a first imaging area and a second imaging area, which is larger than the first imaging area, the first imaging area being used to detect eyes of a user (1), the second imaging area being used to detect a body of the user; a detecting device (110, 120, 160) configured to detect trigger operation of the user; and a selecting device (13) configured to select the first imaging area or the second imaging area on the basis of a detection result of the trigger operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nagata, Makoto Kurahashi, Yugo Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10051241
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, including an image combination section which connects a plurality of partial images, each of which is an image obtained by imaging a part of a region to be observed, and a connection information generation section which generates connection information of a combined image combined by the image combination section. The connection information is provided, along with the combined image or separately from the combined image, to an image display apparatus capable of displaying the combined image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10051254
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for encoding a color transform. The method includes encoding first parameters representative of video signal characteristics of color output decoded pictures remapped by at least one color transform; and encoding second parameters representative of the at least one color transform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventors: Pierre Andrivon, Philippe Bordes, Emmanuel Jolly
  • Patent number: 10051279
    Abstract: A system for compressing video images while maintaining quality. A codec is used to encode and decode (i.e., compress and decompress) an image in a sequence of images, and the decoded image is used to calculate an error image, which is added to a subsequent image before it is encoded. The compressed image is transmitted to a display device, in which it is decoded and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ning Lu
  • Patent number: 10036712
    Abstract: A defect inspection system is provided for inspection of defects in the surface of a sample. An array of light sources is used, with different light sources providing light to the sample from different directions. A main direction of illumination is defined with highest intensity, and this direction evolves over time. By providing varying directional illumination instead of blanket illumination, it becomes easier to detect defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Shuguang Kuai, Mark Christoph Jaeger, Weixi Zhou
  • Patent number: 10034019
    Abstract: An image encoding device includes an encoder that encodes a first field of a specific frame as an intra picture which is predicted by using only an ultra prediction, and that encodes the first field of the above-described specific frame, a second field of the above-described specific frame, a picture whose encoding order is later than that of the first field of the above-described specific frame later and whose display order is earlier than that of the first field, and another picture whose encoding order and also display order are later than those of the first field of the above-described specific frame in order of those pictures, and a multiplexer that multiplexes information showing that the first field of the above-described specific frame is a picture, in a bitstream, at which decoding can be started into the above-described bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Minezawa, Ryoji Hattori, Kazuyuki Miyazawa, Yoshimi Moriya, Shunichi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10015486
    Abstract: Devices and methods for video decoding with application layer forward error correction in a wireless device are generally described herein. In some methods a partial source symbol block is received that includes at least one encoded source symbol representing an original video frame. In such methods, the at least one encoded source symbol is systematic, the source symbol is decoded to recover a video frame, and the video frame is provided to a video decoder that generates a portion of an original video signal from the recovered video frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Utsaw Kumar, Ozgur Oyman
  • Patent number: 9995923
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a lens, an SLM presenting a modulation pattern on a modulation plane and outputting modulated light L2 for forming light spots P1 and P2 on a pupil plane of the lens, an imaging device imaging a fringe pattern image formed on a focal plane of the lens and generating image data Da indicating the fringe pattern image, a calculation unit calculating at least one kind of parameter among an intensity amplitude, a phase shift amount, and an intensity average from the image data Da, an analysis unit obtaining a deviation in relative positions of an optical axis of the lens and a reference coordinate of the modulation plane based on the parameter, and a changing unit changing an origin position of the reference coordinate so that the deviation in the relative positions is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Koyo Watanabe, Takashi Inoue
  • Patent number: 9990120
    Abstract: The invention relates to a user interface arrangement (1) for displaying and/or playing back video sequences (2), said video sequences (2) each displaying an event and being captured during a monitoring period (12), wherein said user interface arrangement (1) has a control unit (4) and a screen (3). Said control unit (4) controls said screen (3) for showing a display (6), said display (6) comprising a timeline (7) that indicates said monitoring period (12) or a portion of the monitoring period (12). The display (6) comprises at least one marking (8) for chronologically classifying and for indicating the duration of the at least one video sequence (2) on said timeline (7) or in relation to the timeline (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Gottschlag, Stephan Heigl
  • Patent number: 9992454
    Abstract: Provided is a method of monitoring a blind spot of stationary monitoring devices in a target monitoring area using at least one moving object. The method may include detecting at least one moving object located near to a blind spot of stationary monitoring devices in a target monitoring area upon generation of a predetermined initiation event, and monitoring the blind spot of the stationary monitoring devices using a monitoring device mounted on the detected at least one moving object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Se-Zoo Park, Chul-Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 9979960
    Abstract: Video frames of a higher-resolution chroma sampling format such as YUV 4:4:4 are packed into video frames of a lower-resolution chroma sampling format such as YUV 4:2:0 for purposes of video encoding. For example, sample values for a frame in YUV 4:4:4 format are packed into two frames in YUV 4:2:0 format. After decoding, the video frames of the lower-resolution chroma sampling format can be unpacked to reconstruct the video frames of the higher-resolution chroma sampling format. In this way, available encoders and decoders operating at the lower-resolution chroma sampling format can be used, while still retaining higher resolution chroma information. In example implementations, frames in YUV 4:4:4 format are packed into frames in YUV 4:2:0 format such that geometric correspondence is maintained between Y, U and V components for the frames in YUV 4:2:0 format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lihua Zhu, Sridhar Sankuratri, B. Anil Kumar, Yongjun Wu, Sandeep Kanumuri, Shyam Sadhwani, Gary J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9979976
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a Light-weight Video Coding system and a decoder for a Light-weight Video Coding system. The decoder includes: a mode decision module and a motion estimation module. The mode decision module, which adopts four flexible types of mode decision, is used for selecting a mode. And, it is used for selecting at least one predetermined block of a current frame according to the mode including plurality pixels. The motion estimation module, which adopts the Partial Boundary Matching Algorithm, is used for selecting partial neighbor pixels of left and top of the block according to the predetermined block in the current frame. And it is used for comparing with corresponding neighbor plurality pixels of left and top with a corresponding predetermined block in reference frame. It is determining whether the corresponding predetermined block in the reference frame copies and pastes to the predetermined block in the current frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL KAOHSIUNG FIRST UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Chih-Wei Lei
  • Patent number: 9967535
    Abstract: Various features relating to reducing and/or eliminating noise from images are described. In some embodiments depth based denoising is used on images captured by one or more camera modules based on depth information of a scene area and optical characteristics of the one or more camera modules used to captures the images. In some embodiments by taking into consideration the camera module optics and the depth of the object included in the image portion, a maximum expected frequency can be determined and the image portion is then filtered to reduce or remove frequencies above the maximum expected frequency. In this way noise can be reduced or eliminated from image portions captured by one or more camera modules. The optical characteristic of different camera modules may be different. In some embodiments a maximum expected frequency is determined on a per camera module and depth basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Light Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Rajiv Laroia, Nitesh Shroff, Sapna A Shroff
  • Patent number: 9942545
    Abstract: A method for encoding a video sequence in a scalable video encoder to generate a scalable bitstream is provided that includes encoding the video sequence in a first layer encoder of the scalable video encoder to generate a first sub-bitstream, encoding the video sequence in a second layer encoder of the scalable video encoder to generate a second sub-bitstream, wherein portions of the video sequence being encoded in the second layer encoder are predicted using reference portions of the video sequence encoded in the first layer encoder, combining the first sub-bitstream and the second sub-bitstream to generate the scalable bitstream, and signaling in the scalable bitstream an indication of a maximum decoded picture buffer (DPB) size needed for decoding the second sub-bitstream and the first sub-bitstream when the second sub-bitstream is a target sub-bitstream for decoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Do-Kyoung Kwon, Madhukar Budagavi
  • Patent number: 9900458
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a test apparatus that photographs a home mark of a microfluidic apparatus by using a camera and determining a position of a home of the microfluidic apparatus by using the camera, and a control method thereof. The method of controlling a test apparatus includes photographing a microfluidic apparatus at a predetermined frame rate by using a camera of the test apparatus while the microfluidic apparatus is rotating at a predetermined speed, acquiring a capture image which includes a home mark of the microfluidic apparatus among a plurality of images acquired by the camera, and acquiring information which relates to an encoder of the test apparatus and which corresponds to the home mark of the capture image and determining a position of a home of the microfluidic apparatus based on the acquired information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyu Tae Kang, Se Do Gwon
  • Patent number: 9885568
    Abstract: A camera at a fixed vertical height positioned above a reference plane, with an axis of a camera lens at an acute angle with respect to a perpendicular of the reference plane. One or more processors receive camera images of a multiplicity of people of unknown height and vertical axis of the images are transformed into pixel counts. The known heights of people from a known statistical distribution of heights of people are received by one or more processors and transformed to a normalized measurement of pixel counts, based in part on a focal length of the camera lens, the angle of the camera, and an objective function summing differences between pixel counts of the known heights of people and the unknown heights of people. The fixed vertical height of the camera is determined by adjusting the estimated camera height to minimize the objective function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ankur Datta, Rogerio S. Feris, Sharathchandra U. Pankanti, Yun Zhai