Patents Examined by MD Haque
  • Patent number: 10142624
    Abstract: The image coding method for coding an input image includes: converting, into a bin string, an offset value used in an offset process to be applied to a pixel value of a reconstructed image corresponding to the input image; and performing bypass arithmetic coding on the bin string using a fixed probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Velos Media, LLC
    Inventors: Kengo Terada, Youji Shibahara, Kyoko Tanikawa, Hisao Sasai, Toshiyasu Sugio, Toru Matsunobu
  • Patent number: 10136157
    Abstract: According to the present invention, an image encoding apparatus comprises: a motion prediction unit which derives motion information on a current block in the form of the motion information including L0 motion information and L1 motion information; a motion compensation unit which performs a motion compensation for the current block on the basis of at least one of the L0 motion information and L1 motion information so as to generate a prediction block corresponding to the current block; and a restoration block generating unit which generates a restoration block corresponding to the current block based on the prediction block. According to the present invention, image encoding efficiency can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COOPERATION GROUP OF KYUNG HEE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hui Yong Kim, Gwang Hoon Park, Kyung Yong Kim, Sang Min Kim, Sung Chang Lim, Jin Ho Lee, Jin Soo Choi, Jin Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 10129522
    Abstract: A device is intended to process three-dimensional content for a server. The three-dimensional content comprises at least two image sequences obtained from different angles, wherein a three-dimensional rendering is associated to a level of disparity between said at least two image sequences. This processing device is configured to generate from a content at least two different content versions corresponding to different levels of disparity adapted to different transmission bit rates, wherein the disparity level decreases with said transmission bit rate. A server comprising the processing device, a three-dimensional content-obtaining device, and a content receiver comprising three-dimensional content-obtaining device are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Stephane Gouache, Didier Doyen, Guillaume Bichot
  • Patent number: 10116966
    Abstract: A hierarchical moving image decoding device (1) includes a profile information decoding unit (1221a) that decodes/configures sublayer profile information after decoding a sublayer profile present flag regarding respective sublayers, and a level information decoding unit (1221b) that decodes/configures sublayer level information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Tsukuba, Tomoyuki Yamamoto, Tomohiro Ikai, Yukinobu Yasugi
  • Patent number: 10116960
    Abstract: The present invention provides a unique intra prediction process which improves the efficiency of video coding. H.264/AVC uses reference pixels in a horizontal boundary located immediately above a target block to be predicted and reference pixels in a vertical boundary located immediately left of the target block. In the present invention, at least some of one of an array of horizontal boundary pixels and an array of vertical boundary pixels are retrieved. Then, the retrieved pixels are added to the other boundary pixels to extend the array thereof. Intra prediction is performed, based solely on the extended array of boundary pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Frank Jan Bossen, Thiow Keng Tan
  • Patent number: 10116920
    Abstract: A method of balancing colors of three-dimensional (3D) points measured by a scanner from a first location and a second location. The scanner measures 3D coordinates and colors of first object points from a first location and second object points from a second location. The scene is divided into local neighborhoods, each containing at least a first object point and a second object point. An adapted second color is determined for each second object point based at least in part on the colors of first object points in the local neighborhood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Joachim E. Vollrath, Martin Ossig
  • Patent number: 10075717
    Abstract: Methods of encoding and decoding for video data are described for encoding or decoding multi-level significance maps. Distinct context sets may be used for encoding the significant-coefficient flags in different regions of the transform unit. In a fixed case, the regions are defined by coefficient group borders. In one example, the upper-left coefficient group is a first region and the other coefficient groups are a second region. In a dynamic case, the regions are defined by coefficient group borders, but the encoder and decoder dynamically determine in which region each coefficient group belongs. Coefficient groups may be assigned to one region or another based on, for example, whether their respective significant-coefficient-group flags were inferred or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Tianying Ji, Nguyen Nguyen, Dake He
  • Patent number: 10068157
    Abstract: By providing 3D representations of noteworthy locations for comparison with images, the 3D location of the imaging device, as well as the orientation of the device may be determined. The 3D location and orientation of the imaging device then allows for enhanced navigation in a collection of images, as well as enhanced visualization and editing capabilities. The 3D representations of noteworthy locations may be provided in a database that may be stored local or remote to the imaging device or a programmable device processing images obtained from the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Erik Solem, Jerremy Holland
  • Patent number: 10067065
    Abstract: A cover glass of an electronic device may be inspected for defects and damage such as cracks, fractures, scratches, and chips. The electronic device may be placed in an enclosure with a lighting assembly that emits light to the electronic device, and scattered light from defects and damage of the cover glass is captured by an imaging device. A shutter assembly facilitates the capture of scattered light and reduces the capture of reflected light, which enhances the exposure of defects and damage of the captured image of the cover glass. A mirror facilitates the capture of a side surface of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Mohammed Aftab Alam, Vikram Srinivas, Nageswara Rao Tadepalli, Bobak Ranjbaran, Ramez Nachman
  • Patent number: 10062175
    Abstract: A multiple target tracker and beam steerer utilizes liquid crystal waveguide (LCWG) beam steering to illuminate multiple tracked targets per frame one target at a time for designation, range finding or active imaging. The steering rate and range afforded by the LCWG supports various tracker configurations (out-of-band, in-band or dual-band video cameras), LADAR detectors (single pixel or pixelated) and prioritization of tracked targets to vary the revisit rate or dwell time for an illuminated target. A user interface accepts commands from an operator to select the targeting mode, control cue-box size and position within the FOV and target selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Gerald P. Uyeno, Sean D. Keller, John R. Becker
  • Patent number: 10057490
    Abstract: A method of providing an image of an image capture apparatus, the method including executing an application for a remote device to remotely control the image capture apparatus to successively capture a sequence of video frames, receiving from the remote device a first input instructing the image capture apparatus to successively capture the sequence of video frames, successively capturing the sequence of video frames and streaming the sequence of video frames to the remote device, in response to receiving the first input, receiving from the remote device a second input instructing the image capture apparatus to capture a still image, and providing the still image, in response to receiving the second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-ho Shin, Seung-dong Yu, Woo-yong Chang, Se-jun Park, Min-jeong Moon
  • Patent number: 10027986
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for filtering noise from a video signal are described herein. An example apparatus may include a noise filter system configured to filter noise from a frame of a video signal based on a noise level of the frame to provide a filtered video signal. The noise filter system may be configured to select macroblocks of the frame that have an associated weighted activity to variance ratio that exceeds a threshold value. The noise filter system may be further configured to calculate the noise level of the frame based on estimated noise levels of each of the selected macroblocks of the frame. The example apparatus may further include an encoder configured to encode the filtered video signal to provide a compressed bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Pavel Novotny
  • Patent number: 10015469
    Abstract: Blurring is simulated in post-processing for captured images. A 3D image is received from a 3D camera, and depth information in the 3D image is used to determine the relative distances of objects in the image. One object is chosen as the subject of the image, and an additional object in the image is identified. Image blur is applied to the identified additional object based on the distance between the 3D camera and the subject object, the distance between the subject object and the additional object, and a virtual focal length and virtual f-number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Patrick Campbell, Balineedu Chowdary Adsumilli
  • Patent number: 10015525
    Abstract: In high-dynamic range (HDR) coding, content mapping translates an HDR signal to a signal of lower dynamic range. Coding and prediction in layered coding of HDR signals is improved if content mapping utilizes signal color ranges beyond those defined by a traditional electro-optical transfer function (EOTF) or its inverse (IEOTF or OETF). Extended EOTF and IEOTF functions are derived based on their mirror points. Examples of extended EOTFs are given for ITU BT. 1886 and SMPTE ST 2084.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Robin Atkins, Guan-Ming Su, Tao Chen
  • Patent number: 10009541
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for capturing images including a base, and image capture adjustment mechanism, a first camera, and a second camera. The base is constructed and arranged to support an alignable array of cameras. The image capture adjustment mechanism is disposed relative to the base for adjusting an image capture line of sight for a camera relative to the base. The first camera is carried by the base, operably coupled with the image capture adjustment mechanism, and has an image capture device. The first camera has a line of sight defining a first field of view adjustable with the image capture adjustment mechanism relative to the base. The second camera is carried by the base and has an image capture device. The second camera has a line of sight defining a second field of view extending beyond a range of the field of view for the first camera in order to produce a field of view that is greater than the field of view provided by the first camera. A method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sankar Jayaram, Brett Buchholtz, Charles DeChenne, John Harrison
  • Patent number: 10009554
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the invention relate to a method for capturing video frames. The method includes obtaining a depth-data frame of an environment using a depth-sensing camera and an infrared illuminator, where the environment is illuminated by an illumination pattern emitted by the infrared illuminator, obtaining, an infrared illuminator parameterization for the illumination pattern emitted by the infrared illuminator, obtaining a desired frame exposure time, based on a desired frame exposure, determining, based on the infrared illuminator parameterization and the desired frame exposure time, an actual frame exposure time, and after determining the actual frame exposure time, obtaining a frame of the environment using the actual frame exposure time using the infrared illuminator with the illumination pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Lighthouse AI, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyu Miao, Daniel Yum, Zachary Lawrence Brand, Hendrik Dahlkamp
  • Patent number: 9992410
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for photography using an electronic device. The method and apparatus include a preview display operation of displaying a first image output from a first image sensor as a main image, and displaying a second image photographed by a second image sensor as a sub-image. A panorama photography operation of buffering the main image is executed when a panorama photography operation is requested. The sub-image is captured from a preset frame. When the panorama photographing operation is terminated, a composition panorama is generated from a panorama image of the main image, and compositing with the captured sub-image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moonsoo Kim, Hongsuk Choi
  • Patent number: 9991905
    Abstract: An encoding method, decoding method, encoder, and decoder are provided in embodiments of this invention. The encoding method comprises: selecting at least one dimension vector from at least two dimension vectors to partition the coefficients to be encoded into vectors, according to the number of the coefficients to be encoded contained in a current subband; quantizing the vectors partitioned from the coefficients to be encoded into lattice vectors according to the selected dimension, and then mapping the lattice vectors to lattice index vectors; performing lossless encoding on the lattice index vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Xiao, Qing Zhang
  • Patent number: 9992555
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques relevant to HTTP streaming of media data. According to these techniques, a server device may signal an open decoding refresh (ODR) random access point (RAP) for a movie segmentation of a movie representation. At least one frame of the media segmentation following the ODR RAP frame in decoding order may not be correctly decoded, and wherein each frame of the media segmentation following the ODR RAP frame in display order can be correctly decoded without relying on content of frames prior to the ODR RAP in display order. According to the techniques of this disclosure, a client device may communicate a request to a server device for the streaming of media data based on signaling of the ODR RAP. Also according to the techniques of this disclosure, a client device may commence decoding and/or playback of the movie representation based on signaling of the ODR RAP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ying Chen, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 9992498
    Abstract: A method of generating a parameter set includes obtaining common information inserted into at least two lower parameter sets which belong to the same upper parameter set; determining whether the common information is to be added to at least one among the upper parameter set and the at least two lower parameter sets; and adding the common information to at least one among the upper parameter set and the at least two lower parameter sets, based on a result of the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byeong-doo Choi, Min-woo Park, Yong-jin Cho, Jeong-hoon Park, Jae-won Yoon