Patents Examined by Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 11818511
    Abstract: A virtual mirror system includes a frame, a first camera, a projector, a memory, and a control system. The first camera is coupled to the frame and is configured to generate first image data reproducible as one or more first images of at least a portion of a subject that is positioned within a first field of view of the first camera. The projector is configured to display images on a vertical surface. The memory stores machine readable instructions. The control system includes one or more processors configured to execute the machine readable instructions to cause the projector to display, on the vertical surface, a virtual mirror image of the subject based on the first image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: CareOS
    Inventors: Thomas Serval, Olivier Giroud
  • Patent number: 11818499
    Abstract: The present technology is to enable a transmitter device to read appropriate device information (EDID) from a receiver device with a reduced burden on the user. A memory unit that stores first device information and second device information, and a communication unit that communicates with an external device are included. The control unit determines to cause the external device to read the second device information, on the basis of reception of a rewrite signal for the first device information from the external device. It is possible to cause the external device (a transmitter device) to read appropriate device information (EDID) from a receiver device (a reception device) with a reduced burden on the user, and thus, user-friendliness can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventors: Masahiko Nakahama, Nobutaka Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11805980
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus for endoscope includes: a coupler configured to hold an endoscope for capturing an image of a subject, and emit the image of the subject; an imaging apparatus main body connected to the coupler so as to be relatively rotatable with respect to the coupler around an optical axis of the endoscope, the imaging apparatus main body being configured to capture the image of the subject emitted from the endoscope; and a posture keeping member configured to maintain a posture of the imaging apparatus main body with respect to the optical axis of the endoscope by generating a desired physical quantity between the coupler and the imaging apparatus main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Takuya Taniguchi, Atsuomi Ohno
  • Patent number: 11812191
    Abstract: A display system includes a conversion apparatus converting video luminance including a luminance value in a first luminance range and a display apparatus connected thereto and displaying the video. The conversion apparatus includes a first acquisition unit, a first luminance converter, a second luminance converter, a quantization converter, and an output unit outputting a third luminance signal to the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo Terada, Masayuki Kozuka, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 11792465
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus having a function of remotely controlling a video display apparatus includes a communication unit that transmits a command related to setting of the video display apparatus and receives status information, a signal receiving unit that receives a signal output from a broadcast station and decodes a video content, a memory unit that stores a content of a command including a channel of the video content, and a display unit that displays the video content and various types of information. In this terminal apparatus, the communication unit transmits an identification code specific to the terminal apparatus when transmitting the command, and when the status information is received after a channel of the video display apparatus is set by remote control, the video content of the channel stored in the memory unit is decoded by the signal receiving unit and is displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Masayuki Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 11778139
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic apparatus. The electronic apparatus includes a memory configured to store a plurality of frames included in an input image and a processor configured to: identify whether one frame of the plurality of frames is a first interpolated frame generated based on at least two frames from remaining frames of the plurality of frames, and select a reference frame to be used in frame interpolation of the plurality of frames based on the first interpolated frame being identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wonseok Song, Yoosun Jung, Shinhaeng Kim, Sangsu Lee
  • Patent number: 11778155
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire line-of-sight information about a movement range of a line of sight of a subject imaged by a plurality of image capturing apparatuses, a determination unit configured to determine virtual viewpoint information indicating a virtual viewpoint related to a virtual viewpoint image that is based on a plurality of captured images acquired by the imaging by the plurality of image capturing apparatuses and that includes the movement range of the line of sight of the subject identified based on the line-of-sight information acquired by the acquisition unit, and an output unit configured to output the virtual viewpoint information determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohiro Yano
  • Patent number: 11778315
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant monitoring system, OMS, comprises an image acquisition device with a rolling shutter image sensor comprising an array of sub-pixels which are respectively selectively sensitive to: red and infra-red; blue and infra-red; and green and infra-red light. The device is configured to selectively operate in either: a colour mode where a multi-plane image frame corresponding to the full image sensor is provided, each plane derived from red, green or blue sensitive sub-pixels respectively; or a monochrome mode, where sensor information from sub-pixels is aggregated to provide a single image plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventors: Istvan Andorko, Petronel Bigioi, Piotr Stec
  • Patent number: 11765462
    Abstract: A wearable device includes a strap, a base coupled to the strap, and a display coupled to the base. The wearable device includes a plurality of cameras embedded within the display. The display is configured to activate a specific camera of the plurality of cameras according to user interaction with the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: META PLATFORMS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Ingrid Anda Cotoros
  • Patent number: 11765310
    Abstract: An entertainment device provides multiple users with the ability to simultaneously 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, blu-ray player, cell phone, tablet, computer, streaming device, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventors: Craig Randall Rogers, Brayton Cameron Rogers
  • Patent number: 11743434
    Abstract: A MEMS scanning device (“Device”) includes at least (1) laser projector(s) controlled by a laser drive to project a laser beam, (2) MEMS scanning mirror(s) controlled by a MEMS drive to scan the laser beam to generate a raster scan, (3) a display configured to receive the raster scan, (4) a thermometer configured to detect a current temperature, (5) a display observing camera configured to capture an image of a predetermined area of the display, and (6) a computer-readable media that stores temperature model(s), each of which is custom-built using machine learning. The device uses the display observing camera to capture image(s) of predetermined pattern(s), which are then used to extract feature(s). The extracted feature(s) are compared with ideal feature(s) to identify a discrepancy. When the identified discrepancy is greater than a threshold, the temperature model(s) are updated accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Edward Samples, Mikhail Smirnov, Jozef Barnabas Houben, Damon Marlow Domjan, Joshua Owen Miller
  • Patent number: 11726183
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a micromachined mirror assembly for controlling optical directions in an optical sensing system. The micromachined mirror assembly includes a micro mirror and at least one piezoelectric actuator. The micro mirror is suspended over a substrate by at least one beam mechanically coupled to the micro mirror, and the at least one piezoelectric actuator is mechanically coupled to the at least one beam and is configured to drive the micro mirror via the at least one beam. The at least one piezoelectric actuator is configured to drive the micro mirror to tilt along a first axis based on a first electrical signal received by the at least one piezoelectric actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING VOYAGER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youmin Wang, Yufeng Wang, Qin Zhou
  • Patent number: 11722654
    Abstract: The techniques disclosed herein may be utilized to detect, measure, and/or compensate for misalignments of a display that may occur after manufacturing. A Talbot sensor is described that includes a diffraction device and an image sensor. Captured images from the image sensor include pixel data values that include bright and dark spots that represent a diffraction pattern associated with the Talbot sensor. A demodulator multiplies the pixel data values with sine and cosine reference images to generate averaged in-phase and quadrature values, which can be used to determine a phase angle for incident light on the Talbot sensor. Phase angle changes over time indicate changes in the alignment of the display, which may be corrected by display parameter manipulation. The resulting devices, systems and methods provide for portable solutions, with reduced cost of manufacturing, reduced part costs, and reduced complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scott Sutton, James P. Terrell, Jr., Dmitriy Churin, Ishan Chatterjee, Rayna Demaster-Smith
  • Patent number: 11706392
    Abstract: A light projection system includes a MEMS mirror operating on a mirror drive signal to generate a mirror sense signal resulting from operation of the MEMS mirror based on the mirror drive signal. A mirror driver generates the mirror drive signal from a drive control signal. A controller receives the mirror sense signal from the MEMS mirror, obtains a first sample of the mirror sense signal at a first phase thereof, obtains a second sample of the mirror sense signal at a second phase thereof, wherein the first and second phases are separated by a half period of the mirror drive signal, with the second phase occurring after the first phase, and generates the drive control signal based on a difference between the first and second samples to keep the mirror drive signal separated in phase from the mirror sense signal by a desired amount of phase separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignees: STMicroelectronics LTD, STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Massimo Ratti, Eli Yaser, Naomi Petrushevsky, Yotam Nachmias
  • Patent number: 11700415
    Abstract: A playback application is configured to analyze audio frames associated with transitions between segments within a media title to identify one or more portions of extraneous audio. The playback application is configured to analyze the one or more portions of extraneous audio and then determine which of the one or more corresponding audio frames should be dropped. In doing so, the playback application can analyze a topology associated with the media title to determine whether any specific portions of extraneous audio are to be played outside of a logical ordering of audio samples set forth in the topology. These specific portions of extraneous audio are preferentially removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventor: Mark Watson
  • Patent number: 11695907
    Abstract: A system is provided for facilitating an enhanced video pipeline in order to improve color perception. The system comprises a first source configured to generate a first video stream, a second source configured to generate a second video stream, and a computing device. In this context, the computing device is configured to superpose the first video stream onto the second video stream, thereby generating an output video stream. The computing device is further configured to calculate weighting factors for individual pixels or discrete pixel sets of adjacent individual pixels of the output video stream by analyzing the first video stream and/or the second video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: MICLEDI MICRODISPLAYS BV
    Inventors: Soeren Steudel, Robbie Thielemans
  • Patent number: 11695488
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 television protocol to deliver volumetric information for presentation on various displays using ATSC over-the-air communications channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Stafford, Todd Tokubo
  • Patent number: 11689693
    Abstract: A video frame interpolation method and device, and a computer-readable storage medium are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yunhua Lu, Guannan Chen, Ran Duan, Lijie Zhang, Hanwen Liu
  • Patent number: 11689710
    Abstract: An image processing device, including an image generation circuit and a multifocal length processing circuit, is provided. The image generation circuit generates multiple depth plane images with depth information and multiple corresponding zoom control information, and merges the multiple depth plane images and the multiple zoom control information according to an arrangement rule, to be a merged image data. The multifocal length processing circuit is configured to decompose the merged image data to restore the multiple depth plane images and the corresponding multiple zoom control information according to the arrangement rule, and to determine a time at which the restored multiple depth plane images are transmitted to a display device and a time at which the restored multiple zoom control information are transmitted to a zoom lens according to a frame rate of the display device. The disclosure also provides an image processing method and a 3D image generation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Hsin-Yueh Chang, Li-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 11689706
    Abstract: A method for generating a virtual viewpoint image includes generating, by a first image processing apparatus, first information for generating the virtual viewpoint image based on a first image captured by a first camera, generating, by a second image processing apparatus, second information for generating the virtual viewpoint image based on a second image captured by a second camera; specifying a viewpoint in the virtual viewpoint image; and generating, by a third image processing apparatus, a virtual viewpoint image corresponding to the specified viewpoint using the first information and the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Handa, Michio Aizawa, Shogo Mizuno, Katsumasa Tanaka, Akihiro Matsushita, Keisuke Morisawa, Tomohiro Yano, Mai Komiyama, Kenichi Fujii, Atsushi Date