Patents Examined by Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 11178447
    Abstract: A computing device may receive video content along with first audio content that is synchronized with the video content. The computing device may also receive second audio content that is not synchronized with the video content. The computing device may, in turn, transmit output content that includes the video content and the second audio content. A second portion of the second audio content may be identified that has second audio characteristics that are within a selected range of similarity to first audio characteristics of a first portion of the first audio content. A temporal offset may be calculated between the first portion and the second portion. The video content and the second audio content may be synchronized within the output content by delaying, by an amount of the temporal offset, a transmission of the second audio content relative to a transmission of video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: James Panter, Daniel Campanile, Alexander Tyler, Sang Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 11165975
    Abstract: A vehicular imaging system includes a camera with an imaging sensor. A first spectral filter is disposed at each pixel of a first set of photosensing pixels, a second spectral filter is disposed at each pixel of a second set of photosensing pixels, and each pixel of a third set of photosensing pixels senses at least near infrared radiation. Image data provided to the image processor includes output of the first set of photosensing pixels, output of the second set of photosensing pixels and output of the third set of photosensing pixels. The outputs of the photosensing pixels of the first and second sets of photosensing pixels are processed for a color camera function of the vehicle. The output of the photosensing pixels of the third set of photosensing pixels is processed for a night vision function of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yuesheng Lu, Michael J. Higgins-Luthman, William R. Livengood, James D. Harris
  • Patent number: 11155208
    Abstract: In order to achieve an image display unit having excellent degree of freedom in designing the position of a display image, an image display unit (1A) is provided with: an imaging unit (10) configured to capture an image of a space to be viewed; an image display device (11) configured to display an image captured by the imaging unit (10) in a display area in real time; and an image forming unit configured to form an image in a space where there is no screen by projecting the image displayed by the image display device (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Shinohara, Yasuhiro Tanoue, Gouo Kurata, Norikazu Kitamura, Tsuyoshi Arai, Yuto Mori
  • Patent number: 11153529
    Abstract: A conversion method for converting luminance of a video, including a luminance value in a first luminance range, to be displayed on a display apparatus includes: acquiring a first luminance signal indicating a code value obtained by quantization of the luminance value of the video; and converting the code value indicated by the acquired first luminance signal into a second luminance value determined based on a luminance range of the display apparatus, the second luminance value being compatible with a second luminance range with a maximum value smaller than a maximum value of the first luminance range and larger than 100 nit. This provides the conversion method capable of achieving further improvement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadamasa Toma, Kengo Terada, Masayuki Kozuka, Takahiro Nishi
  • Patent number: 11153950
    Abstract: A camera mirror system for a vehicle includes, among other things, a camera that has a field of view, a display in communication with the camera that is configured to depict the field of view, and an infrared light-emitting diode (IR LED) that is configured to illuminate the field of view. The IR LED is configured to operate at a temperature. The system further includes a controller that is configured to provide at least one of a warning or an IR LED shut down command in response to the temperature exceeding a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Alfred van den Brink, Kent Palsson
  • Patent number: 11148047
    Abstract: To provide a video display system for allowing a user to look at and listen to video and sound on various means. A video display system has a video display device and a portable video display device, connected to each other for communication. The video display device produces own device video data and own device sound data to be displayed and reproduced, respectively, on the video display device; displays the own device video data and reproduces the own device sound data; encodes these data into a data format which the portable video display device is able to handle, to thereby produce other device video data and other device sound data; and sends to the portable video display device. The portable video display device receives these data, and decodes and displays the other device video data, and decodes and reproduces the other device sound data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Ikuo Tsukagoshi, Kenichi Imai, Takenori Ohshima, Yuichi Nishimori, Masaru Masuda
  • Patent number: 11153581
    Abstract: During downloading and decoding of a lower-quality video version of a video segment, an up-switch condition may be detected. An intra-segment up-switch to a higher-quality version of the segment may then be made. In particular, the higher quality version may be downloaded and decoded at least partially concurrently with the lower-quality version, for example using a dual decoder arrangement. A first portion of the lower-quality version may be displayed. The first portion of the lower-quality may extend from a start of the segment to an intermediate position of the segment. At the intermediate position, playing may be switched from the lower-quality version to the higher-quality version. A second portion of the higher-quality version may be displayed. The second portion of the higher-quality version may extend from the intermediate position to an end of the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
    Inventor: Nikhil Purushe
  • Patent number: 11153539
    Abstract: There is provided a method including obtaining an initial spatial coordinate of a pixel of an image to be projected. The method may also include generating a pre-warped spatial coordinate associated with the initial spatial coordinate. The pre-warped spatial coordinate may be calculated as a sum of a value of a warp path function at the initial spatial coordinate and a delta. Moreover, the method may include outputting the pre-warped spatial coordinate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Isaac James Deroche, Lai Pong Wong, Stuart James Myron Nicholson, Jerrold Richard Randell, Dustin Griesdorf
  • Patent number: 11146737
    Abstract: A video display system includes: a tone mapping processor; a display; and a metadata processor that generates first dynamic metadata that indicates a maximum luminance that is constant over a plurality of time intervals by using static metadata. The video display system switches between: a first operation of (i) generating the first dynamic metadata by using the static metadata, performed by the metadata processor and (ii) performing the tone mapping process by using the first dynamic metadata, performed by the tone mapping processor; and a second operation of performing the tone mapping process by using second dynamic metadata in which the maximum luminance varies over the plurality of time intervals, performed by the tone mapping processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Yamamoto, Masayuki Kozuka, Yoshiichiro Kashiwagi, Toshiroh Nishio, Kazuhiko Kouno, Hiroshi Yahata, Takeshi Hirota, Yoshihiro Mori
  • Patent number: 11142124
    Abstract: An adhered-substance detecting apparatus capable of detecting adhered substances such as water droplets, mud, and dust, including those with ambiguous outlines, which adhere to, for example, a lens for an imaging apparatus, and a vehicle system equipped with the adhered-substance detecting apparatus are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Mandai, Takehito Ogata, Daisuke Fukuda, Shuzo Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11146768
    Abstract: A projection system and a projection method are provided. The projection system includes a processing module, a projection module and a photographing module. The projection module is coupled to the processing module, and projects a first projection image including a first asymmetric graph. The photographing module is coupled to the processing module, and captures at least a part of the first projection image based on a photographing range, so as to output a first photographed image including at least one second asymmetric graph. The processing module analyzes the first photographed image to determine whether the at least one second asymmetric graph is consistent with a geometric configuration of the first asymmetric graph. The processing module determines an effective photographing area according to one of the at least one second asymmetric graph that is consistent with the geometric configuration of the first asymmetric graph in the first photographed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Hsun-Cheng Tu, Chien-Chun Peng, Chi-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 11134230
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image processing apparatus and a method capable of performing calibration of a correction amount in brightness correction more easily. The image processing apparatus according to the present technology performs blending calculation for correcting brightness of an image in accordance with a distance from a projection unit configured to project the image to a projection surface onto which the image is projected, and in accordance with a characteristic of the projection unit. The present technology can be applied, for example, to a projector, a camera, or an electronic apparatus including both function of a projector and a camera, a computer that controls these, and to a system in which an apparatuses having a projector and a camera are operating in cooperation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiromasa Naganuma
  • Patent number: 11115590
    Abstract: An image capture device may obtain first frames at a first frame rate from a first image sensor and obtain second frames at a second frame rate from a second image sensor. The image capture device may process the first frames from the first image sensor and store the processed first frames in a memory. The image capture device may partially process the second frames from the second image sensor to obtain first camera control statistics. The image capture device may switch a capture mode to obtain third frames at the second frame rate from the first image sensor obtain fourth frames at the first frame rate from the second image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Guillaume Matthieu Guérin
  • Patent number: 11109000
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a laser projection device and a laser projection system. The laser projection device includes a light source scanner and a MEMS scanning mirror, the light source scanner including micro laser diodes; and the micro laser diodes are used to provide laser beams needed for image projection, and the laser beams are projected to the MEMS scanning mirror, and then reflected by the MEMS scanning mirror to a predetermined area to form a projection image. By providing the micro laser diodes in the laser projection device and initiatively emitting laser by exciting the micro laser diodes, the present disclosure does not need an external laser source and facilitates the reduction of the size of the laser projection device, as compared with the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: GOERTEK INC.
    Inventors: Zhe Wang, Xiaoyang Zhang, Quanbo Zou
  • Patent number: 11095865
    Abstract: An example electronic device includes an image sensing tool to measure an average color balance value across a plurality of frames of a media stream. A processor verifies that the color balance value of the plurality of frames of the media stream is stable, and computes a selected color balance value of the media stream. An imaging device captures an image of a predetermined color calibration chart. The processor compares a color balance value of the image of the predetermined color calibration chart with a predefined color balance value, and validates the selected color balance value of the media stream to align with a selected region of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Yow Wei Cheng, Emily Ann Miginnis
  • Patent number: 11095845
    Abstract: A system control unit consecutively images a subject by driving based on a global shutter method, divides captured image data obtained by the imaging into a plurality of areas, and each time each area is generated, compares the generated area with the same area as the area in the captured image data generated by the imaging performed before the imaging, and detects a moving object from the area based on a result of the comparison. Based on a change in position of the detected moving object, the system control unit predicts a timing at which a trigger range TR set in the captured image overlaps with the moving object, and performs automatic imaging in a frame period that includes the timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sakurabu, Makoto Kobayashi, Ryo Hasegawa, Tomonori Masuda
  • Patent number: 11092818
    Abstract: Displaying device comprising an image medium formed from a matrix array of pixels that extend in rows, parallel to a first longitudinal axis, and in columns, parallel to a first lateral axis, the image medium being placed facing an optical array, wherein: the image medium is segmented into elementary zones, each elementary zone being configured to display an elementary image; the optical array comprises optical separating elements; each elementary zone forms a matrix array, and comprises pixels, each pixel being associated with a rank; the optical array is configured to form views in the image plane, each view being formed by a projection of pixels of the same rank, said pixels being located in various elementary zones; the elementary zones are arranged in unit cells, each unit cell comprising a central elementary zone and four elementary zones that are adjacent thereto, each unit cell being such that the centers of the adjacent elementary zones are staggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives
    Inventor: Pierre Joly
  • Patent number: 11089240
    Abstract: An entertainment device provides a user with the ability to select and place various still or video images or animations over a video transmission provided to a television from a cable box, antenna, video streaming device, or other video supply device for personal entertainment purposes. The image overlay can be provided in real-time or substantially in real-time, such as with minimal delay. The entertainment device may further provide the ability to overlay audio onto, or replace entirely, the audio signal supplied with the video signal. The entertainment device may be provided, for instance, as a stand-alone unit, or may be integrated into a cable box or other video supply device (i.e., dvd player, bluray player, cell phone, tablet, computer, streaming device, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Craig Randall Rogers, Brayton Cameron Rogers
  • Patent number: 11075489
    Abstract: A vehicle plug for transmitting power and signals between a vehicle and a trailer includes a power conductor and one or more video signal conductors. The power conductor is configured to provide power to one or more electrical components of the trailer, the one or more electrical components of the trailer includes one or more video cameras. The one or more video signal conductors are configured to receive video signals from the one or more video cameras of the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Scott Kageta
  • Patent number: 11058282
    Abstract: The invention relates to a color reference for calibrating a dental color camera comprising a plurality of fields. A surface of the color reference comprises color fields for color calibration as well as white fields and/or gray fields for a white balance and/or a shading correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
    Inventors: Frederike Franke, Marcel Meyer, Teena Steger