Patents Examined by Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 10334215
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting and projecting obstructed content over touch screen obstructions are disclosed. In embodiments, a computer-implemented method, includes: displaying, by a computing device, content on a touch screen of the computing device; detecting, by the computing device, an obstruction of the content on one or more areas of the touch screen; determining, by the computing device, obstructed content in the one or more areas; determining, by the computing device, a display configuration for a portion of the obstructed content, wherein the display configuration defines a manner in which the portion of the obstructed content is to be projected by at least one wearable projector device; and sending, by the computing device, the display configuration to the at least one wearable projector device adapted to project the portion of the obstructed content over at least one object causing the obstruction of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10326960
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. For example, a display apparatus which may control a hidden external apparatus that cannot be directly controlled by a remote control device and a control method thereof. Some of the disclosed example embodiments may provide a display apparatus which may analyze received first control information for the hidden external apparatus and output second control information for controlling the hidden external apparatus, and a control method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-myung Hur, Dong-wook Kim, Seung-il Yoon, Hyun-kyu Yun
  • Patent number: 10313624
    Abstract: A display system includes a first computer, a display device, and a control device. The first computer includes a first processor and a first memory coupled to the first processor. The first memory includes a first software package and at least one first application program controlled by the first processor through the first software package. The display device is coupled to the first computer for displaying an image. The control device is coupled to the first computer through a multiplexer. After the first computer is triggered by a hotkey, the first processor controls the at least one first application program and the multiplexer for driving the display device to display the image. The image displayed on the display device includes a first image corresponding to the first computer and a second image corresponding to the control device. The second image is stacked on the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: BenQ Corporation
    Inventor: Hsin-Nan Lin
  • Patent number: 10306179
    Abstract: An image providing apparatus includes: a communication interface configured to perform communication with a display apparatus in a predetermined communication interface method; and a processor configured to acquire specification information of the display apparatus, to encode a first image signal to correspond to the predetermined communication interface method by applying at least one of a frame rate and a resolution corresponding to the acquired specification information, and to control the communication interface to transmit the encoded first image signal to the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong-moon Byun, You-young Jung
  • Patent number: 10303044
    Abstract: A scanning mirror resonates on a first axis and moves on a second axis at a frequency dictated by a sync signal. The period of movement on the second axis is not necessarily an integer multiple of the period of movement on the first axis. A drive circuit excites movement of the mirror. The drive circuit adds a position offset to the signal that excites movement on the second axis. The position offset is capable of causing the resonant movement on the first axis to scan a substantially identical trajectory for at least a portion of each period on the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Microvision, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Morarity, Damon M. Domjan
  • Patent number: 10295797
    Abstract: An imaging device includes two imaging optical systems each of the imaging optical systems including a wide-angle lens having an angle of view wider than 180 degrees, and an imaging sensor configured to image an image by the wide-angle lens, so as to obtain an image in a solid angle of 4? radian by synthesizing the images by the respective imaging optical systems, wherein the wide-angle lens of each of the imaging optical systems includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a front group having a negative power, a reflection surface and a back group having a positive power, and is configured to bend an optical axis of the front group by the reflection surface at 90 degrees toward the back group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kensuke Masuda, Noriyuki Terao, Yoshiaki Irino, Tomonori Tanaka, Nozomi Imae, Toru Harada, Hirokazu Takenaka, Hideaki Yamamoto, Satoshi Sawaguchi, Daisuke Bessho, Hiroyuki Satoh, Makoto Shohara
  • Patent number: 10290322
    Abstract: An audio and video synchronizing perceptual model is described that is based on how a person perceives audio and/or video (e.g., how the brain processes sound and/or visual content). The relative emotional impact associated with different audio portions may be employed to determine transition points to facilitate automatic synchronization of audio data to video data to create a production that achieves a particular overall emotional effect on the listener/viewer. Various processing techniques of the perceptual model may utilize perceptual characteristics within the audio portions to determine a transition point for automatic synchronization with video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Merrill
  • Patent number: 10291881
    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: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadamasa Toma, Kengo Terada, Masayuki Kozuka, Takahiro Nishi
  • Patent number: 10288877
    Abstract: A microscopy system includes a microscope apparatus. The microscope apparatus has an objective and a correction device correcting for a spherical aberration, and obtains image data. The microscopy system further includes an estimator that estimates, on the basis of information on a medium placed between the objective and an observation target plane, an amount of spherical aberration that occurs in the microscope apparatus. The microscopy system determines, by use of a contrast value calculated from the image data obtained by the microscope apparatus and an amount of spherical aberration that is estimated by the estimator, a target set value that is a set value of the correction device, the set value corresponding to the amount of spherical aberration that occurs in the microscope apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shingo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10288990
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a laser projection system including a laser projector emitting a laser beam, a movable mirror apparatus reflecting the laser beam toward a surface, and a graphics processing unit (GPU). The GPU is configured to receive video data, estimate a varying speed of movement of the movable mirror apparatus for different positions of the laser beam across the surface, and process the video data based upon the estimated varying speed of movement. An application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) receives the processed video data, and to generate a beam position control signal based upon required or desired movement of the movable mirror apparatus. A laser driver controls the laser projector as a function of the processed video data, and a mirror controller controls the movable mirror apparatus as a function of the beam position control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: STMicroelectronics S.r.l., STMicroelectronics Ltd
    Inventors: Massimo Ratti, Eli Yaser, Naomi Petrushevsky, Massimiliano Barone
  • Patent number: 10284791
    Abstract: Provided is a display on which an operation is performed by an information processing apparatus that is connected to the display. The display includes a USB terminal, a first video input terminal, a second video input terminal, an input signal processing unit that transmits inherent information of the display to the information processing apparatus, and a video terminal/USB terminal associating processing unit that determines, on the basis of inherent information transmitted from the information processing apparatus, whether or not the information processing apparatus is connected to a video input terminal of the display, and specifies the video input terminal connected to the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Oonishi, Hiroki Onoue
  • Patent number: 10277894
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method and a device for processing images, e.g. for encoding or decoding the images into or from a bitstream, using a palette prediction mode as defined in HEVC SCC. The images are split into hierarchical coding structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Christophe Gisquet, Guillaume Laroche, Patrice Onno
  • Patent number: 10271007
    Abstract: A video output apparatus that outputs video data in a first format to a conversion apparatus that converts and outputs the received data in the first format into data in a second format. The conversion apparatus sequentially outputs a blank signal, a vertical synchronization signal, and a blank signal. The video output apparatus includes a frame image data output unit that outputs the first frame image data to the conversion apparatus, a blank signal output unit that outputs a blank signal to the conversion apparatus, and a trigger signal output unit that outputs, to the conversion apparatus, a trigger signal to be converted into a vertical synchronization signal by the conversion apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Koji Yanaba, Kousuke Yoshimura, Yuji Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10264194
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that enable easy generation of a motion picture in which performers imaged at different locations have been composited in a balanced manner. Processing of performing an image analysis on a second motion picture to set, as an analysis result, a position of a second subject appearing in the second motion picture, and on the basis of the analysis result, adjusting, as a compositing condition, a composited position at which a first motion picture is composited into the second motion picture avoiding a first subject from overlapping the second subject is performed. Moreover, processing of setting, as an analysis result, a face size of a first person appearing in the first motion picture as the first subject and a face size of a second person appearing in the second motion picture as the second subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Nakagawa, Rio Yamasaki, Hideo Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10242610
    Abstract: The present application discloses a detection system for image sticking of display panel and method thereof, includes obtaining the display panel image to be detecting the image sticking; obtaining the image display portion of the display panel in the display panel image; performing Fourier transform to the image display portion, obtaining a first spectral energy value with characteristic frequency corresponding to the image sticking in the image display portion, and a second spectral energy value of the reference frequency in the image display portion; determining the ratio of the first spectral energy value and the second spectral energy value is exceeding the numerical range of the corresponded qualified detection, if beyond, it is judged as disqualified. By the method described above, the present application can solve the conventional image sticking judgment based on human subjectivity, accurate judgment and objectively evaluation of severity the image sticking of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yanxue Wang, Lixuan Chen, Jing Zhang, Yun Zhang, Yansong Li
  • Patent number: 10237474
    Abstract: One embodiment of an apparatus includes a reference position receiving unit configured to receive intermediate or end panorama reference position information input by a user, and a control unit configured to control an imaging device to begin generating a plurality of images to be used to generate a panoramic image based on the intermediate or end panorama reference position information input by the user after the reference position receiving unit receives the intermediate or end panorama reference position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Sento
  • Patent number: 10225513
    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: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadamasa Toma, Kengo Terada, Masayuki Kozuka, Takahiro Nishi
  • Patent number: 10225587
    Abstract: A motion estimation method for a frame rate converter includes generating a plurality of unidirectional motion vectors (MVs) based on a first original frame and a second original frame; classifying each of the plurality of unidirectional MVs as a reliable MV or a mismatch MV; mapping the reliable MV onto one of a plurality of blocks of an interpolation frame; classifying each of the plurality of blocks as a high confidence block or a low confidence block based on whether there is at least one reliable MV mapped onto the block; and determining an assigned MV for each of the high confidence block by selecting one of the at least one reliable MV mapped onto the high confidence block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NOVATEK Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Xi Tian, Xin Huang, Pengyuan Hu
  • Patent number: 10210749
    Abstract: A method and apparatus receive first control data associated with a first device, using a radio frequency transceiver and store the first control data in a memory. The method and apparatus detect selection of an operational function of the first device through an interface and use a processor to access the memory for control data corresponding to the operational function. The method and apparatus transmit the control data corresponding to the operational function to control the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Monterey Research, LLC
    Inventors: John Anthony Wisniewski, Kristopher L. Young, David G. Wright
  • Patent number: 10205923
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for processing a projected image, and a projection display system, the apparatus including: at least one processor; and a memory communicatively connected with the at least one processor, wherein: the memory stores instructions executable by the at least one processor, wherein the instructions are executed by the at least one processor to cause the at least one processor: to obtain an image to be projected, and resolution of the image to be projected; to segment the image to be projected, into N frames of images, resolution of each of which is no higher than resolution of an optical valve, wherein N is a positive integer more than 1; and to display the N frames of images in a time-division mode, wherein imaging positions of the N frames of images are offset from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: Hisense Co., Ltd., Hisense USA Corporation, Hisense International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jichen Xiao, Dabo Guo