Patents Examined by Michael Robert Cammarata
  • Patent number: 10986314
    Abstract: An OSD information generation camera according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: an image recorder configured to receive an image signal and generate an image; a controller configured to extract basic information for generating OSD information from the image; an OSD information generator configured to generate the OSD information based on the basic information extracted by the controller; and a communicator configured to individually transmit data of the OSD information and the image to an external destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Min Shim, Sung Bong Cho
  • Patent number: 10970590
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are presented herein for detecting an oilfield equipment unit of an oilfield wellsite from a visible image, overlaying the detected oilfield equipment unit of the visible image on a corresponding portion of a thermal image, and generating an alert when a temperature indicated by the corresponding portion of the thermal image is outside of an operational temperature range of the detected oilfield equipment unit. The methods and apparatus presented herein facilitate the monitoring of the health of oilfield equipment units that would otherwise be monitored by numerous sensors disposed about the oilfield wellsite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Luharuka, Ashok Veeraraghavan
  • Patent number: 10970555
    Abstract: A system can obtain a labelled data set, including historic video data and labelled events. The system can divide the labelled data set into historic training/testing data sets. The system can determine, using the historic training data set, a plurality of different parameter configurations to be used by a video encoder to encode a video that includes a plurality of video frames. Each parameter configuration can include a group of pictures (“GOP”) size and a scenecut threshold. The system can calculate an accuracy of event detection (“ACC”) and a filtering rate (“FR”) for each parameter configuration. The system can calculate, for each parameter configuration of the plurality of different parameter configurations, a harmonic mean between the ACC and the FR. The system can then select a best parameter configuration of the plurality of different parameter configurations based upon the parameter configuration that has the highest harmonic mean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tarek Elgamal, Shu Shi, Varun Gupta, John Murray, Rittwik Jana
  • Patent number: 10964059
    Abstract: In a system and a method for extrinsic calibration of an image capture apparatus of a vehicle, the vehicle includes a vehicle body and a movable part configured to rotate around a known rotation axis relative to the vehicle body. The system includes an image capture apparatus having an image capture device mounted on the vehicle body and configured to capture at least two images of the movable part, an identification unit configured to identify at least two image features in the images, a calculation unit configured to calculate a calculated direction of the rotation axis relative to the image capture device based on the image features, and a calibration unit configured to determine extrinsic parameters of the image capture apparatus based on the calculated direction of the rotation axis relative to the image capture device and the known parameters of the rotation axis relative to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: David Bamber, Lingjun Gao, Robin Plowman
  • Patent number: 10965955
    Abstract: Method and apparatus of using Pattern-based MV derivation (PMVD), Bi-directional optical flow (BIO) or Decoder-side MV refinement (DMVR) to refine motion for a bi-direction predicted block are disclosed. According to one method of the present invention, a first and a second motion-compensated reference blocks associated with the current block in a first and a second reference pictures from reference picture list 0 and list 1 are determined respectively. The PMVD process, BIO process or DMVR process is applied to generate motion refinement for the current block using reference data corresponding to the first motion-compensated reference block and the second motion-compensated reference block without other reference data outside the first motion-compensated reference block and the second motion-compensated reference block so as to reduce required system memory bandwidth. Also an adaptive block size method for block-based BIO is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Yeh Chen, Tzu-Der Chuang, Yu-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 10951871
    Abstract: There is provided a generation device, an identification information generation method, a reproduction device, and an image reproduction method capable of identifying a packing scheme. Stereo packing identification information for identifying a scheme of packing is generated with regard to a plurality of region images of a celestial sphere image packed in a packed frame. In a case in which packing is performed by one of a plurality of packing schemes, stereo packing identification information indicating a packing method can be generated, a projected frame can be generated easily on the basis of the identification information, and the projected frame can be rendered. The present technology can be applied to a case in which a celestial sphere stereoscopic image is transmitted to be reproduced on a reception side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Takahashi, Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi, Teruhiko Suzuki, Ohji Nakagami
  • Patent number: 10939126
    Abstract: A video encoding method is provided in the present invention. The method includes: determining a range of interest ROI in an ith frame, wherein the ROI comprises at least one ROI macroblock; extracting characteristic information of the at least one ROI macroblock, wherein the characteristic information comprises location information and type information of the at least one ROI macroblock; determining a quantization parameter QP corresponding to each of the at least one ROI macroblock; encoding the characteristic information of the at least one ROI macroblock according to the determined QP corresponding to each ROI macroblock, to obtain an ROI characteristic stream of the ith frame; and adding, to a video stream of the ith frame, the QP corresponding to each ROI macroblock and the ROI characteristic stream of the ith frame, to perform sending, wherein the video stream of the ith frame is obtained by encoding the ROI and a non-ROI comprised in the ith frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU ZHIJING TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Minsheng Wang, Maojian Xiang, Xiaojun Liu
  • Patent number: 10917657
    Abstract: A method is provided for encoding at least one current image. The method implements, at an image capturing terminal, for at least one portion to be encoded of the current image: determining a piece of information related to manipulation of the terminal by a user, in relation with the at least one captured current image; obtaining at least one piece of data related to the current image by transforming the determined piece of information; and from the obtained piece of data, implementing at least one of the following acts: predicting a piece of movement information associated with the at least one portion of the current image, and determining at least one characteristic of an encoding mode associated with the at least one portion of the current image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Joel Jung, Dang Khoa Vo Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10904447
    Abstract: A metering compensation method for effectively increasing visibility of an image is applied to a monitoring camera apparatus. The metering compensation method includes acquiring a histogram of the image, setting a convergent target value and a minimal mapping value, utilizing the convergent target value and the minimal mapping value to set a weighting function, transforming the histogram into a weighted histogram via the weighting function for acquiring an intensity mean of the weighted histogram, and utilizing the convergent target value and the intensity mean to generate a first exposure compensation value. The first exposure compensation value can be used for determining whether to adjust an exposure parameter of the monitoring camera apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventors: Hsiang-Sheng Wang, Shih-Hsuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10904459
    Abstract: An array sensor includes a sensor element array that includes a plurality of sensor elements, a signal processing circuit array that includes a plurality of signal processing circuits coupled to the corresponding sensor elements, and a resistor network that supplies bias voltages to the corresponding signal processing circuits, wherein different voltages are applied to at least two voltage application nodes in the resistor network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Yasuo Matsumiya
  • Patent number: 10899138
    Abstract: Described herein are various technologies pertaining to an automated light field illumination container inspection and manufacture system. The system includes a plurality of cameras that capture images of a container when the container is illuminated by way of light field illumination. Bands in images that include reflections in the exterior surface of the sidewall are identified, and a determination is made as to whether the container is defective based upon the identified bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Vision Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Sones, Michael Leo Kress, Amir Novini
  • Patent number: 10893212
    Abstract: There is provided an all-celestial imaging apparatus enabling imaging of images that enable estimation of depth information relating to an object to be imaged by suppressing any generation of occlusion. An all-celestial imaging apparatus that is an aspect of the present technique includes plural imaging parts each arranged being directed in a direction different from that of each other, and the plural imaging parts are arranged such that all imaging ranges on at least one circumference of the imaging ranges by the plural imaging parts are each overlapped by angles of view of two or more pairs of the imaging parts. The present technique is applicable to, for example, an all-celestial camera imaging images that are used in the case where the depth information on a distance to an object to be imaged that may be present in an optional direction of all azimuth directions of 360° is estimated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tooru Masuda
  • Patent number: 10873746
    Abstract: An intra prediction image decoding apparatus is provided with a prediction parameter derivation circuitry that derives prediction parameters of multiple luminance blocks. A Cross-component Linear Model (CCLM) is used to specify the model and the prediction parameter is obtained, and thus an intra prediction image with reference to the prediction parameters is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ikai, Yukinobu Yasugi, Yoshiya Yamamoto, Tomonori Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10869062
    Abstract: A method of decoding video data includes receiving, by processing circuitry, a video bitstream including encoded representations of one or more syntax elements of a coded unit and initializing, by the processing circuitry, a respective probability state for each bin of a plurality of bins for the one or more syntax elements based on a comparison of a parameter associated with the coded unit and a respective threshold of a plurality of thresholds. The method further includes performing, by the processing circuitry, inverse binary arithmetic coding on the encoded representations of the one or more syntax elements to obtain each bin of the plurality of bins using a respective probability state for the bin, inverse binarizing, by the processing circuitry, the plurality of bins to obtain the one or more syntax elements, and decoding, by the processing circuitry, the video data based on the one or more syntax elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hilmi Enes Egilmez, Li Zhang, Vadim Seregin, Amir Said, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 10859809
    Abstract: A system for forming an image (110) of a substantially translucent specimen (102) has an illuminator (108) configured to variably illuminate the specimen from a plurality of angles of illumination such that (a) when each angle (495) at a given point on the specimen is mapped to a point (445) on a plane (420) perpendicular to an optical axis (490), the points on the plane have an increasing density (e.g. FIGS. 4, 11C, 11E, 12C, 12E, 13A, 14A, 14C, 14E, 15A, 15C, 15E) towards an axial position on the plane; or (b) the illumination angles are arranged with a substantially regular pattern in a polar coordinate system (FIG. 13A,13B) defined by a radial coordinate that depends on the magnitude of the distance from an optical axis and an angular coordinate corresponding to the orientation of the angle relative to the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: James Austin Besley
  • Patent number: 10841589
    Abstract: An inter prediction method includes obtaining predicted motion information of a current image block, where the predicted motion information is used to obtain one or more motion vectors of the current image block, the motion vectors include a forward MV and a backward MV for a bidirectional inter prediction, determining a motion vector difference for the current image block, and calculating the motion vectors based on the predicted motion information and the motion vector difference, where the motion vector difference is shared by the forward MV and the backward MV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jicheng An, Xu Chen, Jianhua Zheng
  • Patent number: 10841509
    Abstract: The concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to camera array orchestration. In accordance with one aspect disclosed herein, a camera array orchestration system can learn, based upon a trigger received from a camera array including at least two camera nodes, of at least one media object to be captured during an event. The trigger can include data that identifies the media object. The camera orchestration system can generate an inference with regard to an action to be taken by at least one camera node in the camera array with respect to capturing the media object during the event. The camera orchestration system can send the inference to the camera array. The camera orchestration system can check a camera orchestration database for a policy associated with the media object identified by the data included in the trigger. The inference can be generated, at least in part, based upon the policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh
  • Patent number: 10834315
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus having no synchronization support function by a time code and to cut down a system cost, in synchronizing respective moving images in the case of outputting and displaying moving images input from a plurality of imaging apparatuses through network transmission. A vertical synchronization signal input from a particular imaging apparatus among a plurality of imaging apparatuses is used as a reference to select frame image data items from moving image data input from the plurality of imaging apparatuses, and the selected frame image data items are integrated into a single stream and sent. Even in a case where the plurality of imaging apparatuses captures videos asynchronously, it becomes possible to select, from the respective moving images, frame images with a small imaging timing difference on the basis of the vertical synchronization signal of the particular imaging apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Kaneko, Yasuhiro Iizuka, Kazuhiro Uchida, Shigeo Nakatsuka, Masashi Wakatsuki, Shinnosuke Usami
  • Patent number: 10802199
    Abstract: A backlight device having a light guide, a first holographic optical element and a second holographic element are provided. The light guide plate guides light emitted by a light source towards the first holographic optical element. The first holographic optical element, which has a multi-layered structure, is provided on a first side of the light guide plate and reflects the light according to the wavelength ranges based on the characteristics of the multi-layered structure. The second holographic optical element, which concentrates light reflected by the first holographic optical element onto at least two points is provided on a second side of the light guide plate perpendicular to the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chilsung Choi, Sunil Kim, Hoon Song, Jungkwuen An, Hongseok Lee
  • Patent number: 10798419
    Abstract: An embedded codec (EBC) circuitry includes encoder circuitry to determine a count of bits required to encode a plurality of quantized prediction residual levels in each sub-block of a plurality of sub-blocks of an image block, for a first coding scheme and a second coding scheme. The encoder circuitry allocates a bit value to a signaling bit for each sub-block of the plurality of sub-blocks, based on the determined count of bits. A value of the signaling bit represents either the first coding scheme or the second coding scheme. The encoder circuitry generates a bit-stream of the image block by selective application of either the first coding scheme or the second coding scheme on each sub-block of the plurality of sub-blocks, based on the value allocated to the signaling bit for each sub-block of the plurality of sub-blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hye-Yeon Cheong, Ali Tabatabai