Patents Examined by Mohammed Jebari
  • Patent number: 10955311
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods of for measuring stress incurred by a cover glass of a handheld device when the cover glass contacts a surface during a drop event. A transparent solid piece of material with a drop surface and a back surface is provided and oriented to receive a dropped handheld device so that the cover glass contacts the drop surface. At least two optical detectors are directed at the back surface of the transparent material to obtain image data including a plurality of pixel points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Prakash Chandra Panda, Jonathan David Pesansky, Praveen Reddy Samala, Adam Carver Skillings
  • Patent number: 10949677
    Abstract: A method of detecting concealed objects using a thermal imager includes obtaining an output comprising a plurality of pixels representing a person, analyzing each pixel matching a contour of the person and excluding any pixel within a blob bounding box of the person, and determining whether a pixel address is represented in a pixel map. In addition, the method includes comparing a value of each remaining pixel to an allowable minimum threshold value representing a lower pre-defined body temperature, and comparing the value of each remaining pixel greater than or equal to the allowable minimum threshold value to an upper allowable threshold value representing an upper pre-defined body temperature. The method also includes excluding any of the remaining pixels within a range between the lower and upper pre-defined body temperatures to define final set of pixels, and calculating a pixel difference to indicate a severity of the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Michael A. Reinpoldt, Willem H. Reinpoldt, III, Richard J. Salem
  • Patent number: 10948740
    Abstract: An example apparatus for displaying stereo elemental images includes two coupled eyepieces. Each of the two eyepieces also includes a curved screen to display a number of elemental images. Each of the two eyepieces also includes a curved lens array concentrically displaced in front of the curved screen to magnify the elemental images. Each of the number of elemental images is magnified by a different lens in the curved lens array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua J. Ratcliff, Alexey M. Supikov, Santiago E. Alfaro, Basel Salahieh
  • Patent number: 10921577
    Abstract: In an endoscope device, an imaging device sequentially reads pixel signals from at least some of a plurality of pixels row by row during a first period. A control unit causes a light source to generate illumination light during a second period. The second period is at least a part of a period other than the first period. The control unit causes the light source to stop the generation of the illumination light during a third period. The third period is all of a period other than the second period. The control unit causes a switching unit to start switching of an imaging condition during the third period and complete the switching of the imaging condition during the third period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Kiyotomi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10922559
    Abstract: An imaging system adjusts a display of images obtained of an area to compensate for one or more relationships of cameras on a vehicle relative to a peripheral area. The system comprises a processor, an image obtaining unit, a non-transient memory, a situational compensation unit, and a display unit. The image obtaining unit receives first image data representative of a first image, and the memory stores intrinsic image coordinate transformation data representative of an intrinsic mapping between the first image data and first display data representative of an uncompensated bird's eye view image of the peripheral area of the associated vehicle. The situational compensation selectively modifies the intrinsic mapping as an adjusted intrinsic mapping between the first image data and the first display data in accordance with a signal representative of the one or more relationships of the associated vehicle relative to the peripheral area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Andreas U. Kuehnle, Hans M. Molin, Marton G. Gyori, Adam Szoellosi
  • Patent number: 10876975
    Abstract: An inspection system for inspecting a semiconductor wafer. The inspection system comprises an illumination setup for supplying broadband illumination. The broadband illumination can be of different contrasts, for example brightfield and darkfield broadband illumination. The inspection system further comprises a first image capture device and a second image capture device, each configured for receiving broadband illumination to capture images of the semiconductor wafer while the semiconductor wafer is in motion. The system comprises a number of tube lenses for enabling collimation of the broadband illumination. The system also comprises a stabilizing mechanism and an objective lens assembly. The system further comprises a thin line illumination emitter and a third image capture device for receiving thin line illumination to thereby capture three-dimensional images of the semiconductor wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Ajharali Amanullah, Jing Lin, Han Cheng Ge, Kok Weng Wong
  • Patent number: 10805605
    Abstract: Multi-layer dependencies are signaled in an efficient way for a multi-view video stream (1). Coding or decoding relationship information defining coding or decoding dependencies is represented in bit-efficient syntax code, preferably through usage of hierarchical layer dependencies using layer indices for representing layer dependencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Thomas Rusert
  • Patent number: 10785485
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling compression of a stream of pictures according to a target bit rate are described. A first configuration parameter for a first portion is determined based at least in part on a first relative weight of the first portion with respect to a first set of N portions, where the first set of N portions includes the first portion and N-1 portions which succeed the first portion. A second configuration parameter for a second portion of a second picture is determined based at least in part on a second relative weight of the second portion with respect to a second set of M portions of pictures, where the second set of M portions includes a subset of the N-1 portions from the first set and zero or more additional portions of pictures from the stream of pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Mathieu Girard, Nicolas Jean, Alain Champenois, Jean-Jacques Ostiguy, Sergiu Bogdan Nicolescu
  • Patent number: 10778983
    Abstract: For each content-mapped frame of a scene, it is determined whether the content mapped frame is susceptible to object fragmentation with respect to texture in a homogeneous region based on statistical values derived from the content-mapped image and a source image mapped into the content-mapped image. The homogeneous region is a region of consistent texture in the source image. Based on a count of content-mapped frames susceptible to object fragmentation in homogeneous region, it is determined whether the scene is susceptible to object fragmentation in homogeneous region. If so, an upper limit for mapped codewords for a prediction function for predicting codewords of a predicted image from the mapped codewords in the content-mapped image is adjusted. Mapped codewords above the upper limit are clipped to the upper limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Qian Chen, Guan-Ming Su
  • Patent number: 10769910
    Abstract: A surveillance system and method for providing communication between wireless input capture devices, such as cameras. The system has multiple capture devices configured to capture video and/or still images of a target environment. The system can detect events, notify users, and provide data to a user upon request. Capture devices are capable of smart cross-communication with each other and/or a base system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventor: Martin Renkis
  • Patent number: 10760906
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for obtaining a depth image are provided. The apparatus may include a light source configured to emit first light to a first region of an object for a first time period and emit second light to a second region of the object for a second time period, the first light and the second light respectively being reflected from the first region and the second region; and an image obtainer configured to obtain a first partial depth image based on the reflected first light, obtain a second partial depth image based on the reflected second light, and obtain a first depth image of the object based on the first partial depth image and the second partial depth image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Jangwoo You, Yonghwa Park, Heesun Yoon, Myungjae Jeon
  • Patent number: 10755432
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an indoor positioning system, which includes: N positioning lamps, M camera devices, and a processor, where N is a positive integer greater than 1 and M is a positive integer greater than or equal to 1. The N positioning lamps are arranged at different positions respectively in a room where a target to be positioned is located. The M camera devices are arranged at different positions in the room respectively, and are used for capturing a complete image of the room respectively at different angles and at the same time. The processor is configured to determine a position of the target to be positioned in the room according to the M images acquired by the M camera devices respectively at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Heliang Di, Yu Gu
  • Patent number: 10752177
    Abstract: A vehicular visual recognition device, including: an imaging section that, from outside a vehicle, captures plural vehicle exterior capture images in which portions of the images overlap with each other; and a controller that effects control such that an image of a vehicle body portion of a vehicle cabin image set to a predetermined transmissive state overlaps with at least part of an overlapping portion of the plural vehicle exterior capture images, and such that the plural vehicle exterior capture images and the vehicle cabin image are combined and displayed at a display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Masanori Kosugi, Takashi Nagao, Tetsuya Egawa, Takuya Hayashi, Naofumi Kato
  • Patent number: 10721492
    Abstract: An intra prediction method includes: receiving intra prediction mode information through a bitstream; deriving an intra prediction mode of a current block as a first intra directional mode on the basis of the intra prediction mode information; deriving first neighboring samples of the current block; deriving a reference sample adjacent to a target sample in the current block on the basis of a prediction direction of the first intra directional mode; deriving second neighboring samples of a neighboring block to which the reference sample belongs; determining a modified prediction direction on the basis of a comparison between the reference sample and at least one of the second neighboring samples; and deriving a prediction value for the target sample on the basis of the modified prediction direction and the first neighboring samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Eunyong Son, Jin Heo, Seungwook Park, Sehoon Yea
  • Patent number: 10715790
    Abstract: The present invention includes a system and method for three-dimensional imaging and analysis of electronic components. Specifically, it permits rapid and reliable inspection of the lead foot angle in integrated circuit packages. A first image capturing device, a second image capturing device and a third image capturing device are arranged in a “corner shape” or “L-shape.” The first image capturing device forms the corner and obtains an image of the bottom of the component. The perspective viewing angle of the second image capturing device and the perspective viewing angle of the third image capturing device are orthogonal to each other to allow accurate three-dimensional reconstruction of the lead angles and detection of flaws or bends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Hak Wee Tang, Ruini Cao, Kok Yeow Lim, Zin Oo Thant
  • Patent number: 10710512
    Abstract: A device for a tailgate (80) of a vehicle includes a camera unit for capturing images of the outer region of the vehicle and a control unit for controlling a part of the vehicle. The camera unit and control unit are arranged adjacent each other on the vehicle by means of a carrier element. The camera unit is accommodated in a housing in a protected manner, and a movable closure element is provided to close a housing opening. The closure element can be moved by means of a drive unit into at least two end positions, a closed position and an open position. The housing is constructed in at least two parts, the carrier element forming a first housing part on which the control element and the camera unit can be arranged, and the drive unit arranged on a second housing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Joachim Barthel
  • Patent number: 10713912
    Abstract: An access-monitoring device of an elevator installation includes at least one video unit, wherein the video unit is connected to a control unit via a communications network. The video unit records at least one image of a defined monitoring space of the access-monitoring device. The video unit filters out a non-changing part of the at least one image and evaluates the remaining image part as to whether there is an object in the monitoring space. In the case of there being an object in the monitoring space, the video unit communicates data to the control unit. The control unit checks, in dependence on the data communicated, the authorization of the object in the monitoring space and determines either the direction of movement or the location of the object within the monitoring space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventor: Philippe Wagner
  • Patent number: 10666977
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and devices for coding and decoding a depth map, including: determining to perform simplified depth coding (SDC) decoding according to a flag of an SDC mode; determining a size of an image block and a maximum prediction size; determining an intra-frame prediction mode; in a case in which the size of the image block is greater than the maximum prediction size, splitting the image block to obtain N split image blocks; and performing the SDC decoding on the N split image blocks by using the intra-frame prediction mode. In this way, processing efficiency of coding and decoding a depth map can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Xiaozhen Zheng
  • Patent number: 10651956
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable directional antenna which is equipped with a camera which is integrated into the housing of the directional antenna. In addition to the conventional documentation of the position-finding information, this integrated, installed camera makes it possible, by means of the directional antenna function, to also optically document the surroundings of the interference source with a variable level of detail, for example by way long-range or short-range capture. By way of the optical additional information thus obtained, the present invention provides a simple, but nonetheless very effective, enhanced documentation option for interference sources and the surroundings thereof. Thus, during the search for radio-frequency interferences, no separate camera for capturing image information has to be brought along, and this increases the comfort for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Martin Hisch
  • Patent number: 10612362
    Abstract: A programmable logic controller (PLC) receives first information from a first set of cameras positioned adjacent to a coiled tubing reel configured to deliver a coiled tubing string for insertion into a well. The PLC receives second information from a second different set of cameras positioned on a center of an arc of a primary turn of coiled tubing string. The PLC receives third information from a third different set of cameras positioned above a stripper and below an injector head. The PLC receives fourth information from a fourth different set of cameras embedded in an adapted spool below coiled tubing blow-out preventer equipment. The PLC uses the first, second, third, and fourth information, each including images of the coiled tubing string captured over time, to determine flaws exists in a segment of the coiled tubing string. A notification is provided that includes information identifying the flaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Mohammed A. Alshehri, Ossama R. Sehsah