Patents Examined by Mekonnen D Dagnew
  • Patent number: 11516424
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image sensor. The image sensor includes an active pixel sensor array including first to fourth pixel units sequentially arranged in a column direction, and each of the first to fourth pixel units is composed of a plurality of pixels. A first pixel group including the first and second pixel units is connected to a first column line, and a second pixel group including the third pixel unit and the fourth pixel unit is connected to a second column line. The image sensor includes a correlated double sampling circuit including first and second correlated double samplers and configured to convert a first sense voltage sensed from a selected pixel of the first pixel group and a second sense voltage sensed from a selected pixel of the second pixel group into a first correlated double sampling signal and a second correlated double sampling signal, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Minji Hwang, Hyosang Kim, Haesick Sul, Seung Hyun Lim
  • Patent number: 11509953
    Abstract: While presenting on a display apparatus videos of high picture quality obtained from portable video processing apparatuses such as a camera and a cellular, it is possible to communicate with the Internet and/or a home network. A display apparatus includes a first radio communication unit capable of receiving video information by radio from an external video processing apparatus, a second radio communication unit capable of connecting by radio to a network, and a control unit for controlling assignment of connection by radio transmission for each of the first and second radio communication units. The control unit assigns connection of the first radio communication unit with higher priority and controls the assignment of the transmission rate such that the transmission rate between the first radio communication unit and the external video processing apparatus is more than that between the second radio communication unit and the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kurita, Hitoaki Owashi
  • Patent number: 11506863
    Abstract: An accessory includes: a detection terminal; a first power supply terminal through which a first power supply voltage is supplied; a first ground terminal used as a ground potential; a second power supply terminal through which a second power supply voltage is supplied; a second ground terminal used as a ground potential; a ready terminal used to indicate whether or not communication is allowed; a first data terminal that receives a first data signal; a second data terminal that outputs a second data signal; a clock terminal that outputs a clock signal; and a third data terminal that outputs a third data signal, wherein: the first ground terminal, the second power supply terminal, and the second ground terminal are positioned between the first power supply terminal and the ready terminal; and the first data terminal and the second data terminal are positioned between the ready terminal and the clock terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takayuki Funaoka
  • Patent number: 11506859
    Abstract: The invention provides a lens module having a housing, and a focusing support frame, a first base, a second base, and a lens. The focusing support frame is provided with three first guide slots, and the first base is provided with three second guide slots. A first ball is provided between the first guide slot and the second guide slot. The first base is provided with three third guide slots, the second base is provided with three fourth guide slots, and a second ball is provided between the third guide slot and the fourth guide slot. Through stacked focusing support frame and relative movement between the first base and the second base, auto focus and optical image stabilization can be realized. The stable lens movement can be realized through the least number of guide mechanisms and the simplest structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Linzhen Li, Jiliang Lu, Gang Li, Jin Zhang, Chunxin Gu
  • Patent number: 11503214
    Abstract: There is provided with an image capturing control apparatus. A setting unit is configured to set an arrangement of a plurality of image capturing units. The setting unit performs a first setting operation of deciding a relative arrangement of the plurality of image capturing units in accordance with a setting selected from a plurality of settings respectively defining the relative arrangement between the plurality of image capturing units and a second setting operation of deciding the arrangement of the plurality of image capturing units by rotating the plurality of image capturing units while maintaining the relative arrangement between the plurality of image capturing units decided by the first setting operation. A control unit is configured to control the arrangement of the plurality of image capturing units in accordance with a setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomohiko Takayama
  • Patent number: 11490045
    Abstract: A mounting area in a solid-state imaging device that detects an address event. The solid-state imaging device includes a light receiving chip and a detection chip. In the solid-state imaging device including the light receiving chip and the detection chip, the light receiving chip includes a photodiode that photoelectrically converts incident light and generates a photocurrent. In addition, the solid-state imaging device, the detection chip quantizes a voltage signal corresponding to the photocurrent generated by the photodiode in the light receiving chip and outputs the voltage signal as a detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Atsumi Niwa
  • Patent number: 11488996
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a semiconductor layer, a plurality of light sensing regions, a first pixel isolation layer, a light shielding layer, and a wiring layer. The semiconductor layer has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The plurality of light sensing regions is formed in the semiconductor layer. The first pixel isolation layer is disposed between adjacent light sensing regions from among the plurality of light sensing regions. The first pixel isolation layer is buried in an isolation trench formed between the first surface and the second surface. The light shielding layer is formed on the second surface of the semiconductor layer and on some of the adjacent light sensing regions. The wiring layer is formed on the first surface of the semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun-Ki Lee, Hye-Jung Kim, Hong-Ki Kim, Kyung-Duck Lee
  • Patent number: 11483470
    Abstract: A control apparatus configured to control an image-capturing apparatus executes focus adjustment of the image-capturing apparatus in response to detection of a specific marker pattern from an image of an area to be focused by the image-capturing apparatus in an image acquired by image-capturing of the image-capturing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasushi Shikata
  • Patent number: 11477409
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an image processing device includes a pixel array including pixels two-dimensionally arranged and configured to capture an image, each of the pixels including a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and an image data processing circuit configured to generate image data from pixel signals output from the pixels. The image processing device further includes a color data processing circuit configured to extract color data from the image data and output extracted color data. The image processing device further includes a depth data extraction circuit configured to extract depth data from the image data and output extracted depth data. The image processing device further includes an output control circuit configured to control the output of the color data and the depth data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tae Chan Kim
  • Patent number: 11477387
    Abstract: A terminal device and a shooting method are provided. The terminal device includes a main body, a driving component, a camera component, and a connection element. The driving component is mounted on the main body. The camera component is connected to the connection element. The connection element is rotatably mounted on the driving component. The driving component is configured to place the camera component at a first position or a second position by driving the connection element and the camera component can perform compound motion relative to the main body. The compound motion includes linear and rotational sub-motion. In the disclosure, the driving component drives the camera component to perform rotational motion, so as to change a shooting angle of the camera component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Heming Zhu, Gaocai Han
  • Patent number: 11470238
    Abstract: A team photographing method can be applied to terminals. The terminals can include a main terminal and at least one member terminal. The method includes: forming a team including the main terminal and the at least one member terminal based on a team photographing instruction initiated by the main terminal; based on a target object to be photographed determined by the main terminal, determining the target object to be photographed of the at least one member terminal; and controlling, by the main terminal, the main terminal and the at least one member terminal to photograph the target object to be photographed cooperatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaojun Wu, Darning Xing
  • Patent number: 11457128
    Abstract: A recording arrangement is provided including at least one outer enclosure configured to receive and maintain therein a plurality of video recording devices and a matching plurality of audio recording devices, deployment hardware configured to deploy the plurality of video recording devices to a desired location, means for moving the deployment hardware, and electrical component hardware. The at least one outer enclosure is portable to different physical locations. The electrical component hardware is configured to deploy the plurality of video recording devices in a cross-shooting orientation wherein a first subject on a left side is video recordable by a first video recording device positioned on a right side and a second subject on the right side is video recordable by a second video recording device on the left side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: BRAINBABY INC.
    Inventor: Michael Montgomery
  • Patent number: 11454855
    Abstract: An electrokinetic device is configured as a dynamic lens cover and/or filter for an imaging assembly, e.g., of a mobile device, to selectively allow electromagnetic radiation to pass through a lens of the imaging assembly when the dynamic lens cover is in a first operating state or to prevent electromagnetic radiation from reaching the lens of the imaging assembly when the dynamic lens cover is in a second operating state. The electrokinetic device includes transparent first and second substrates, and a compaction trench surrounding the lens of the imaging assembly. The compaction trench stores pigment when the dynamic lens cover is in the first operating state. In the second operating state pigment is dispersed within a carrier fluid between the first and second substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: James E. Abbott, Jr., Timothy Koch, Cassady Roop, Palitha Wickramanayake
  • Patent number: 11451860
    Abstract: While presenting on a display apparatus videos of high picture quality obtained from portable video processing apparatuses such as a camera and a cellular, it is possible to communicate with the Internet and/or a home network. A display apparatus includes a first radio communication unit capable of receiving video information by radio from an external video processing apparatus, a second radio communication unit capable of connecting by radio to a network, and a control unit for controlling assignment of connection by radio transmission for each of the first and second radio communication units. The control unit assigns connection of the first radio communication unit with higher priority and controls the assignment of the transmission rate such that the transmission rate between the first radio communication unit and the external video processing apparatus is more than that between the second radio communication unit and the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kurita, Hitoaki Owashi
  • Patent number: 11451861
    Abstract: While presenting on a display apparatus videos of high picture quality obtained from portable video processing apparatuses such as a camera and a cellular, it is possible to communicate with the Internet and/or a home network. A display apparatus includes a first radio communication unit capable of receiving video information by radio from an external video processing apparatus, a second radio communication unit capable of connecting by radio to a network, and a control unit for controlling assignment of connection by radio transmission for each of the first and second radio communication units. The control unit assigns connection of the first radio communication unit with higher priority and controls the assignment of the transmission rate such that the transmission rate between the first radio communication unit and the external video processing apparatus is more than that between the second radio communication unit and the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kurita, Hitoaki Owashi
  • Patent number: 11444109
    Abstract: An image sensor device includes a plurality of pixel cells arranged in a pixel array, a control circuit for controlling an exposure phase and a sampling phase of the image sensor device. Each of the plurality of pixel cells includes a photodiode, a storage diode, and a floating diffusion region. The control circuit is configured to activate the photodiode in a plurality of time windows to sense light reflected from a target as a result of a corresponding plurality of emitted light pulses, with a pre-determined delay time between each time window and a corresponding emitted light pulse. The photodiode can be activated using a plurality of bias voltage pulses or a plurality of global shutter signal pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Erez Tadmor, David Cohen, Giora Yahav
  • Patent number: 11445241
    Abstract: While presenting on a display apparatus videos of high picture quality obtained from portable video processing apparatuses such as a camera and a cellular, it is possible to communicate with the Internet and/or a home network. A display apparatus includes a first radio communication unit capable of receiving video information by radio from an external video processing apparatus, a second radio communication unit capable of connecting by radio to a network, and a control unit for controlling assignment of connection by radio transmission for each of the first and second radio communication units. The control unit assigns connection of the first radio communication unit with higher priority and controls the assignment of the transmission rate such that the transmission rate between the first radio communication unit and the external video processing apparatus is more than that between the second radio communication unit and the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kurita, Hitoaki Owashi
  • Patent number: 11438516
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that inputs an image, detects a pixel value of each pixel of an input image and obtain at least one of a maximum value, a minimum value, and an average value of pixel values for each of predetermined sections of the input image, generates a first image indicating a frequency of pixel values of the input image, where a position of a pixel and a pixel value are associated, generates a second image in which additional information including at least one of the maximum value, the minimum value, and the average value is superimposed on the first image, and superimposes the second image on the input image and display the result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi Gunji, Manabu Umeyama, Yasushi Ito
  • Patent number: 11431927
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging element that can reduce noise. The imaging element includes: a photoelectric conversion element; a first amplification element that amplifies a signal from the photoelectric conversion element; a second amplification element that amplifies an output from the first amplification element; an offset element provided between the first amplification element and the second amplification element; a first reset element that resets the first amplification element; and a second reset element that resets the second amplification element. The offset element is a capacitor. A charge is accumulated in the offset element via a feedback loop of an output from the second amplification element, and an offset bias is generated. The present technology can be applied to an imaging element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nishihara, Tomohiro Takahashi, Masao Matsumura, Tsutomu Imoto
  • Patent number: 11425295
    Abstract: An integrated substrate for an anti-shake apparatus defined with an optical axis includes: a substrate, a lens module, an anti-shake apparatus and an image-sensing module. The substrate includes a frame having, a predetermined thickness. The frame includes a first surface, a second surface, a first circuit layout, and a second circuit layout. The lens module is located above the substrate on the optical axis. The anti-shake apparatus is furnished between the lens module and the substrate. The image-sensing module has an active side and an inactive side, and the inactive side is furnished onto the second surface. The active side is located on the optical axis in a manner of facing the lens module. The anti-shake apparatus is coupled to the first circuit layout, while the image-sensing module is coupled to the second circuit layout. The first and second circuit layouts comprise a plurality of first and second metal leads, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Chih Chien Hsu, Choa Chang Hu, Wen Chang Lin