Patents Examined by Marnie Matt
  • Patent number: 10182234
    Abstract: An inter-layer video decoding method is described including reconstructing a color image and a depth image of a first layer based on encoding information about the color image and the depth image of the first layer obtained from a bitstream. When it is determined that a prediction mode of a current block of a second layer image to be decoded is a view synthesized prediction mode based on an image synthesized from the first layer image a determination is made whether to perform luminance compensation on the second layer current block to be reconstructed. Use of the view synthesized prediction mode to reconstruct the second layer current block depends on the luminance compensation determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-woo Park, Jin-young Lee, Ho-cheon Wey, Yong-jin Cho, Byeong-doo Choi
  • Patent number: 10182228
    Abstract: A vehicle vision system includes a diagnostic circuit for a video output cable that senses the current flowing into a video output driver. The diagnostic circuit is operable to process the current flow to determine an open-circuit condition of the video cable, a short to ground condition of the video cable and/or a short to battery condition of the video cable. The circuit may process the current flow passing through an electrical resistor connected in series between the video output driver and the video driver power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Nazar F. Bally, Patrick Miller
  • Patent number: 10182241
    Abstract: Innovations in adaptive encoding for units of a video sequence can improve coding efficiency. For example, some of the innovations relate to encoding that includes adaptive switching of color spaces between units within a video sequence. Other innovations relate to encoding that includes adaptive switching of color sampling rates between units within a video sequence. Still other innovations relate to encoding that includes adaptive switching of bit depths between units within a video sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bin Li, Jizheng Xu, Feng Wu
  • Patent number: 10178394
    Abstract: Video coding techniques are disclosed for resource-limited destination display devices. Input video data may be coded by converting a first representation of the input video to a resolution of a destination display and base layer coding the converted representation. Additionally, a region of interest may be predicted from within the input video. The predicted ROI may be converted to a resolution of the destination display, and the converted ROI may be enhancement layer coded. The base layer coded data and the enhancement layer data may be transmitted to the destination display where the coded base layer data is decoded and displayed until a zoom event occurs. When a zoom event occurs, both the coded base layer data and the coded enhancement layer data may be decoded and displayed. Thus, the switchover from a first field of view to an ROI view may be performed quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jingteng Xue, Yeping Su, Chris Chung, Xiaosong Zhou, Hsi-Jung Wu
  • Patent number: 10178384
    Abstract: Residual prediction poses a problem that deriving a residual involves a large amount of processing for generating two motion-compensated images and deriving a difference. Provided is a residual prediction device including a reference image interpolation unit that derives two residual prediction motion-compensated images, and a residual synthesis unit that derives a residual from a difference between the two residual prediction motion-compensated images and derives a predicted image by adding the residual to a motion-compensated image, in which the residual synthesis unit derives a predicted image by adding the residual to the motion-compensated image in a case where a target block size is greater than a predetermined size and derives the motion-compensated image as the predicted image in a case where the target block size is less than or equal to a predetermined size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomohiro Ikai
  • Patent number: 10175558
    Abstract: A camera shield system includes a vehicle that has a back side. At least one camera is coupled to the back side. The at least one camera may display an area behind the vehicle when the vehicle is backing. Thus, the vehicle may avoid striking an object when backing. At least one cone is provided. The at least one cone is coupled to the back side and the at least one cone is positioned to surround the at least one camera. Thus, the at least one cone inhibits the at least one camera from becoming obstructed with precipitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: George Daniel
  • Patent number: 10178378
    Abstract: A near-eye display device comprises a left-eye optical system and a right-eye optical system. Each of the left-eye optical system and the right-eye optical system comprises a holographic optical component positioned in a field of view of a user eye, an image source configured to emit imaging light, and an alignment optical component, wherein projection beam path between the image source and the light-deflecting optical component and an alignment beam path between the alignment optical component and the light-deflecting component share a common optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Adrian Travis
  • Patent number: 10178374
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed herein that are related to depth imaging of a 360-degree field of view. One example provides a depth imaging system comprising an image sensor, a reflector subsystem comprising one or more reflectors arranged to reflect a radial field of view of a surrounding environment toward the image sensor, a projector configured to project light onto the reflector subsystem for reflection into the surrounding environment, and a computing device comprising a logic subsystem and a storage subsystem comprising instructions executable by the logic subsystem to receive image data from the image sensor, and output a depth image based upon the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Mark Hudman, Marshall T. DePue, Andrew K. Juenger
  • Patent number: 10178408
    Abstract: In a video coding device, an intra prediction unit 11 generates a predicted block, based on an adjacent reconstructed image. A intra first chroma prediction mode coding unit 12 codes an intra prediction mode of a first chroma component based on an intra prediction mode of a luma component. A intra second chroma prediction mode coding unit 13 codes an intra prediction mode of a second chroma component depending on the intra prediction mode of the first chroma component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Keiichi Chono
  • Patent number: 10176567
    Abstract: A method for processing microscopy images captures, for each of a first microscopy slide and a second microscopy slide, a plurality of partial spectrum images under multiple optical configurations where each image captures a different portion of the spectrum of the slide. First and second partial spectrum images associated with different optical configuration are selected and used to reconstruct respectively a combined spectrum image of part of the first microscopy slide and a combined spectrum image of at least part of the second microscopy slide, thereby forming a first pair of partial spectrum images. The method determines a distortion map by aligning images derived from the first pair of the partial spectrum images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: James Austin Besley, Peter Alleine Fletcher, Steven David Webster
  • Patent number: 10171833
    Abstract: Innovations in adaptive encoding and decoding for units of a video sequence can improve coding efficiency. For example, some of the innovations relate to encoding/decoding that includes adaptive switching of color spaces between units within a video sequence. Other innovations relate encoding/decoding that includes adaptive switching of color sampling rates between units within a video sequence. Still other innovations relate encoding/decoding that includes adaptive switching of bit depths between units within a video sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bin Li, Jizheng Xu, Feng Wu
  • Patent number: 10169855
    Abstract: The present invention provides a detecting device and a detecting method thereof. The detecting device serves to detect defects on the display substrate and comprises: a detecting unit for searching for defects on the display substrate and taking pictures of areas in which the defects are located; and a control unit for comparing and analyzing the pictures sent from the detecting unit to assist the detecting unit to search for the defects on the display substrate, and classifying and counting the pictures of areas in which the defects are located. The detecting device can automatically search for and analyze defects on the display substrate, thereby time for analyzing defects on the display substrate is reduced, and defect analyzing efficiency is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., Ordos Yuansheng Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Wang, Puguo Zhang, Litao Yang, Yanwei Ren, Kunpeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10171821
    Abstract: A video encoding method including determining a phase shift between pixels of an enhancement layer image and a reference layer image, according to a scaling factor between the enhancement layer image and the reference layer image and a color format of the enhancement layer; selecting at least one filter coefficient set corresponding to the phase shift, from filter coefficient data including filter coefficient sets; generating an up-sampled reference layer image by extending a resolution of the reference layer image according to the scaling factor by performing interpolation filtering on the reference layer image by using the filter coefficient set; obtaining a prediction error between the up-sampled reference layer image and the enhancement layer image; generating an enhancement layer bitstream including the prediction error and a scalable codec; and generating a base layer bitstream by encoding the base layer images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Elena Alshina, Chan-yul Kim, Alexander Alshin
  • Patent number: 10169847
    Abstract: An air-to-air background-oriented Schlieren system and method for measuring and rendering visible density changes in air that cause a refractive index change by an airborne vehicle. A sensor aircraft equipped with a high-speed visible spectrum camera travels at low airspeed on a predetermined route and on a level altitude over a background having consistent contrast and sunlight reflectivity. The target aircraft, traveling on the same predetermined route but at an altitude between the sensor aircraft and the ground (background) passes beneath the sensor aircraft. The camera on the sensor aircraft captures a series of images including a reference image immediately before the target aircraft enters the image frame followed by several data images as the target aircraft passes through the image frame. The data images are processed to calculate density gradients around the target aircraft. These density gradients include shockwaves, vortices, engine exhaust, and wakes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: James Thomas Heineck, Daniel William Banks, Edward Treanor Schairer, Paul Stewart Bean, Edward Andrew Haering, Jr., Brett Arnold Pauer, Brittany Joan Martin, David Nils Larson
  • Patent number: 10168145
    Abstract: A three dimensional shape measurement apparatus comprising: a projection unit configured to perform a projection operation to a measurement area; a photographing unit configured to photograph a target object in the measurement area undergoing the projection operation; and a measurement unit configured to measure a three dimensional shape of the target object based on the photographed image, wherein the measurement area includes a measurement reference surface serving as a reference for a focus position of a photographing optical system of the photographing unit, and is defined based on a projection range of the projection unit and a photographing range of the photographing unit, and the focus position is set deeper than a position of the measurement reference surface when observed from the photographing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masakazu Tohara
  • Patent number: 10171887
    Abstract: Methods and system for presenting content are disclosed. One method can comprise determining a parameter relating to a receipt of data and determining a safe point, related to transmission of data, based upon the parameter. The method can also comprise presenting content based on the data at a first playback rate until the safe point is reached, and if the safe point is reached, presenting content based on the data at a second playback rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Jon Radloff
  • Patent number: 10163348
    Abstract: A drive assist devices include a display that displays an image around a vehicle imaged by an imaging device installed on the vehicle, a setting unit that sets a target designated by a user on the image as a recognition target, a detection unit that detects a state change of the recognition target on the image in a case where the recognition target is set, and a notification control unit that controls a notification device to notify the user of the detection result in a case where the state change of the set recognition target is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro Ichikawa, Toshiki Kindo, Katsuhiro Sakai, Masahiro Harada, Hiromitsu Urano
  • Patent number: 10163032
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive film (ACF) cutting calibration system and method are disclosed, and the system includes: a cutter, configured to cut the ACF; an image acquisition device, configured to collect a cutting mark image of the ACF according to a predetermined period; a processing device, configured to compare the cutting mark image with a predetermined image, so as to determine an offset of a cutting mark in the cutting mark image with respect to a cutting mark in the predetermined image; and a drawing device, configured to draw the ACF and adjust a speed of drawing the ACF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Honglin Niu, Xutong Chen, Guangfei Fan, Jinbao Zhang, Bin Wang, Yun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10132626
    Abstract: Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide adaptive distance estimation for imaging devices and systems. Distance estimation may be based on phase delays in reflected light. Reference phases used to determine phase delay values may be changed for subsequent frame events. Multiple frame events may be selected for some distance calculations based on whether object movement is detected within a predetermined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Christoph Steiner, Johannes Gruenwald, Michael Mark
  • Patent number: 10122991
    Abstract: A surgical stereoscopic observation apparatus has a pair of main optical paths A and a pair of secondary optical paths B, an aligning direction of the paths B differing by 90 degrees from that of the paths A. The main and secondary optical paths involve imaging elements D1 and D2, respectively. This apparatus is able to provide not only electronic images oriented for a main operator and an assistant positioned opposite to the main operator but also electronic images orientated for an assistant positioned on the left or right side of the main operator, thereby allowing the main operator and assistants to cooperatively conduct an operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MITAKA KOHKI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Nakamura