Patents Examined by Mishawn N Hunter
  • Patent number: 10263022
    Abstract: An image sensor is described having a pixel array. The pixel array has a unit cell that includes visible light photodiodes and an infra-red photodiode. The visible light photodiodes and the infra-red photodiode are coupled to a particular column of the pixel array. The unit cell has a first capacitor coupled to the visible light photodiodes to store charge from each of the visible-light photodiodes. The unit cell has a readout circuit to provide the first capacitor's voltage on the particular column. The unit cell has a second capacitor that is coupled to the infra-red photodiode through a first transfer gate transistor to receive charge from the infra-red photodiode during a time-of-flight exposure. The first capacitor is coupled to the infra-red photodiode through a second transfer gate transistor to receive charge from the infra-red photodiode during the time-of-flight exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Chung Chun Wan, Boyd Albert Fowler
  • Patent number: 10261331
    Abstract: Provided is a stereoscopic image display device which comprises: an image control unit for outputting a left eye image and a right eye image; an image panel for displaying the left eye image and the right eye image; and glasses consisting of a left eye glass and a right eye glass which have the same transmissive characteristic to transmit only one of the left eye image and the right eye image displayed on the image panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jonghoon Woo
  • Patent number: 10255946
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for allowing multiple devices to generate tags associated with video data captured by a single device. For example, a recording device may capture and upload video data and the multiple devices may generate tags identifying memorable moments. The tags may be used to generate a video summary, such as a single video summary for the captured video data that includes video data associated with tags generated by multiple devices. In addition, the tags may be associated with unique devices and may be used to generate multiple video summaries. For example, the tags may be used to generate individual video summaries for each of the multiple devices. Therefore, multiple devices may tag the captured video data to generate the single video summary and/or multiple individual video summaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan Josef Andrizzi, Alex Carter, Peter Van Tuyl Bentley, William Christopher Banta
  • Patent number: 10250953
    Abstract: A method for placing a linked hyper-video within a hyper-video. The method includes identifying one or more points of interest in the hyper-video, detecting one or more features of the hyper-video, extracting at least one of the one or more features, and displaying the linked hyper-video, within the hyper-video, based on the one or more identified points of interest and based on the extracted at least one of the one or more features. The method further includes extracting one or more features from the hyper-video that depict one or more viewing characteristics of a user. The method includes analyzing the one or more features from the hyper-video to identify a low-saliency area of the hyper-video, a low-frequency region within the low-saliency area, and a homogenous sub-region within the low-frequency region. The method further includes placing a linked hyper-video at the homogenous sub-region within the low-frequency region of the hyper video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Srikanth K. Murali, Bidhu Ranjan Sahoo, Aparna Seshadri, Padmanabha Venkatagiri Seshadri
  • Patent number: 10248864
    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes receiving a video having video shots, and creating video shot groups based on similarities between the video shots, where each video shot group of the video shot groups includes one or more of the video shots and has different ones of the video shots than other video shot groups. The method further includes creating at least one video supergroup including at least one video shot group of the video shot groups based on interactions among the one or more of the video shots in each of the video shot groups, and divide the at least one video supergroup into connected video supergroups, each connected video supergroup of the connected video supergroups including one or more of the video shot groups based on the interactions among the one or more of video shots in each of the video shot groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Miquel Angel Farre Guiu, Pablo Beltran Sanchidrian, Aljoscha Smolic
  • Patent number: 10244184
    Abstract: A method and device for filming a Star trail video, and a computer storage medium. The method includes the steps of: after shooting begins, an image is collected via a camera every set time; a current image and a previous image are composited to generate a composite image; the composite image is captured, and the captured composite image is encoded; when shooting is ended, a video file is generated from the data of the encoded composite image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NUBIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Linwen Liu
  • Patent number: 10236028
    Abstract: Device for providing a playable sequence in renderable manner comprises: a providing unit for providing defined functions, said functions for applying playable effects to objects, a time unit for adding time boundaries to said functions, to provide time bounded functions, an ordering unit for ordering said time bounded functions into a sequence, and a translation unit for applying translations to said objects in accordance with said effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SundaySky Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaniv Axen, Shmuel Weller
  • Patent number: 10229477
    Abstract: [Object] To make it possible to generate a panoramic image that offers a stronger sense of presence and immersion to a user without imposing too heavy a load on a user. [Solution] Alignment determination processing (2) of determining whether or not other captured image data than captured panoramic image data is capable of aligning with the captured panoramic image data in a manner that a captured object remains consistent between the captured panoramic image data and the other captured image data, and image link processing (3) of linking, to the captured panoramic image data, the other captured image data determined to be capable of aligning with the captured panoramic image data are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Kimura
  • Patent number: 10229323
    Abstract: The present invention provides a terminal, comprising an image recognition unit for recognizing a specified image obtained to extract characteristic information in the specified image, a marking unit for finding frame images matched with the specified image from all frame images in a specified video file in a preset mode according to the characteristic information and marking the found frame images, and a processing unit for performing a corresponding processing operation on the frame images marked by the marking unit according to a processing command received. Accordingly, the present invention also provides a video file management method. According to the technical solution of the present invention, video pictures in which a user is interested can be automatically selected from the video file according to needs of the user, and therefore, complex operations of searching by the user are avoided and the use experience of the user is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: YULONG COMPUTER TELECOMMUNICATIONS SCIENTIFIC (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaodi Huang
  • Patent number: 10225514
    Abstract: A video player is provided, comprising: a video playing unit, configured to convert an image inputted to the video playing unit into a driving signal for driving a display panel; and an image preprocessing unit, configured to receive the inputted image from a display source, to preprocess the inputted image into n preprocessed images, and to output the n preprocessed images to the video playing unit, wherein the video playing unit is further configured to convert the n preprocessed images into n sets of first driving signals, and to output the n sets of first driving signals via the n output terminals of the video playing unit for displaying, wherein the n preprocessed images correspond to the n output terminals of the video playing unit with each other in a preset manner. Furthermore, a display apparatus and a video playing system and a video playing method are also provided. The video player can display high resolution images at a low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changlin Leng, Jianmin He, Lihua Geng
  • Patent number: 10225624
    Abstract: A process for improved upscaling and picture optimization in which the original content is analyzed and metadata for the upscaling and optimization of the content is created. The metadata is then provided along with the content to a playback device. The playback device can then use the metadata to improve the upscaling and display of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Bruce Kevin Long, Daryll Strauss
  • Patent number: 10218994
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to automatic content recognition and recovery of metadata associated with multimedia content. Embodiments include the use of audio watermarks, video watermarks or both to recover metadata. Embodiments also describe improved video watermark embedding techniques including quantization-based video watermarking in the spatial domain and quantization-based video watermarking in frequency domain, as well as improved video watermark detection techniques based on multiple video frames. Embodiments also include improvements to payload structure and improvements to payload recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Verance Corporation
    Inventors: Jian Zhao, Rade Petrovic, Joseph M. Winograd
  • Patent number: 10217489
    Abstract: In a media editing device for reorganizing media content and editing the reorganized media content, a plurality of tracks is obtained, where each track comprises at least one component, each component comprising at least one segment, each segment comprising one of: image content, video content, audio content, and audio/video content. A first user input selecting a plurality of the tracks is received. A second user input selecting at least one reorganization technique to be applied to the selected tracks is also received. The selected reorganization technique is applied to the selected tracks, and the reorganized tracks are displayed. Editing operations are received for at least one of the reorganized tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CYBERLINK CORP.
    Inventor: Chen-Wei Chou
  • Patent number: 10199069
    Abstract: Systems and methods for media aggregation are disclosed herein. The system includes a media system that can transform media items into one aggregated media item. A synchronization component synchronizes media items with respect to time. The synchronized media items can be analyzed and transformed into an aggregated media item for storage and/or display. In one implementation, the aggregated media item is capable of being displayed in multiple ways to create an enhanced and customizable viewing and/or listening experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yossi Matias, Matthew Sharifi, Thomas Bugnon, Dominik Roblek, Annie Chen
  • Patent number: 10192588
    Abstract: A method for tagging an object in a video includes playing a video with a plurality of frames, selecting a target object in a playing frame by a cursor, obtaining at least one timestamp and at least one bounding box that correspond to the target object, from an object meta data, showing a selectable area in the playing frame according to the bounding box corresponding to the timestamp of the playing frame, generating at least one tag function item linking to the selectable area, and tagging the target object according to one of the at least one tag function item. Therefore, the target object in the video can be tagged in an easy and fast way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventor: Cheng-Chieh Liu
  • Patent number: 10190914
    Abstract: Audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices according to the present embodiments comprise a processor, a motion sensor, and a camera. In various embodiments, the A/V recording and communication devices are configured to reduce latency and/or to reduce false positive indications of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Changsoo Jeong
  • Patent number: 10182222
    Abstract: An omnidirectional camera is disclosed that records spherical video associated with a particular focal direction while in motion. The omnidirectional camera may implement one or more sensors and location-determining components to facilitate the recorded spherical video being subsequently correlated to an orientation and location of the omnidirectional camera during recording in a time-wise fashion to provide several enhancements during playback. These enhancements include reorienting the spherical video to a new focal direction. Data derived from the one or more sensors and location-determining components may be further utilized to overlay graphical objects onto the spherical video during playback to provide additional feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Jerad P. Hesla, Brian Lipkowitz, David S. Wissenbach, Michael M. Russell
  • Patent number: 10178325
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and a method for managing a set of videos originating from a camera setup having a plurality of cameras. The system and method provides a mesh of graphical elements superposed with an active video at a display of a user device. The graphical elements are arranged on a virtual surface representing positions of the cameras in a co-ordinate system. The active video originates from the at least one camera, which at least one camera is associated with the graphical element located in the middle portion of the display. In addition, the present disclosure enables correlating relative position, recording direction and order of the multiple cameras for providing multiple viewing positions, for example, on a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Oy Vulcan Vision Corporation
    Inventors: Jussi Hyttinen, Mikko Välimäki, Hannu Eronen, Asko Roine
  • Patent number: 10170156
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are provided for video storage. For example, video data is acquired for generating buffer zone data, the buffer zone data beginning with an I frame or an R frame of the video. At least part of the buffer zone data is stored to a storage fragment in a storage area. In response to the storage fragment being newly opened and a first frame of the at least part of the buffer zone data being an R Frame, an I Frame with reference relation to the first frame is inserted to the storage fragment, the R Frame corresponding to a picture frame referring to the I Frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianhua Chen, Shiliang Pu, Xiang Tan, Hai Yu
  • Patent number: 10171775
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the invention, there is provided a method of autonomously operating a vehicle. The method provides at least two cameras in operable communication with the vehicle for providing substantially similar views relative to the vehicle. The at least two cameras receive information relating to the views. The method also provides a laser in operable communication with the vehicle for selectively shining a single discrete mark on at least a portion of the views provided by the at least two cameras. Further, the method determines whether the information received by the at least two cameras is ambiguous regarding the views. The method activates the laser on at least a portion of the views based on whether the information received by the at least two cameras is ambiguous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: VECNA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Theobald