Patents Examined by Mustafizur Rahman
  • Patent number: 10356469
    Abstract: Implementations disclose filtering wind noises in video content. A method includes receiving video content comprising an audio component and a video component, detecting, by a processing device, occurrence of a wind noise artifact in a segment of the audio component, identifying an intensity of the wind noise artifact, wherein the intensity is based on a signal-to-noise ratio of the wind noise artifact, selecting, by the processing device, a wind noise replacement operation based on the identified intensity of the wind noise artifact, and applying, by the processing device, the selected wind noise replacement operation to the segment of the audio component to remove the wind noise artifact from the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Elad Eban, Aren Jansen, Sourish Chaudhuri
  • Patent number: 10334147
    Abstract: To perform high-accuracy shape measurement even when an appropriate exposure amount is not obtained by being set to an integral multiple of a flickering period of ambient light, an information processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine whether an exposure time of an image capturing apparatus in performing three-dimensional measurement of a target object is set to an integral multiple of a flickering period of the ambient light, a control unit configured to perform control to set, when the determination unit determines that the exposure time is set to the integral multiple of the flickering period of the ambient light, the exposure time to the integral multiple of the flickering period of the ambient light, and a measurement unit configured to control a projection apparatus and the image capturing apparatus based on a control result by the control unit to the perform three-dimensional measurement of the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaki Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10205464
    Abstract: An analog video signal supply circuit includes a processing circuit that supplies first and second digital video signals. First and second digital-to-analog converters convert digital signals to analog signals. A control circuit controls operation in a first configuration where the first digital video signal is applied to an input of the first digital-to-analog converter and the second digital video signal to an input of the second digital-to-analog converter. The control circuit further controls operation in a second configuration where the first digital video signal is simultaneously applied to the inputs of the first and second digital-to-analog converters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Alps) SAS
    Inventor: Serge Hembert
  • Patent number: 10185081
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel having a display surface on one surface thereof, a light guide plate disposed on the other surface side of the display panel, a substrate on which a plurality of light source elements disposed to face an end face of the light guide plate are mounted on one surface thereof, a support plate for supporting the substrate, and a frame body for covering a peripheral edge part of the display panel and the support plate, wherein the frame body and support plate have holes formed at positions thereof facing the end face, and the substrate has an insertion hole into which any one tip part of a screw or a clip fitted into the holes is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventor: Ryota Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10148922
    Abstract: A display system includes a master device that displays a master image corresponding to a part of image data, and a slave device that displays a slave image corresponding to another part of the image data. The slave device includes a slave signal generation unit that starts to generate a slave timing signal at a predetermined interval with reference to a timing based on a first instruction received from the master device, a slave communication unit that transmits to the master device a completion notification indicating that a preparation for displaying the slave image is completed, and a slave display unit that displays the slave image in synchronization with the slave timing signal corresponding to a second instruction received from the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaki Fujioka, Norihiro Kawahara, Kohei Murayama, Yoshio Nishioka
  • Patent number: 10097876
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides an apparatus for providing a media service while outputting a content. The apparatus includes: a processor; a memory for storing one or more program instructions executed by the processor; and a control signal receiver unit for receiving from a remote control a control signal resulting from a key input made by a user, where the program instructions determine whether the key input is a normal input or a force input by comparing a sensing level, which is associated with a pressure or an area by which the user presses the key, with a preset value; identify the content outputted on the screen when the control signal is received, when the key input is a force input; and execute an operation different from an operation of a normal input for the key, according to a combination of the identified content and the force input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: HUMAX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Heum Park
  • Patent number: 9961338
    Abstract: A method for reducing fixed pattern noise of an image sensor is provided. The method includes: accessing pixel data of at least one test frame in a test environment; and calculating/deriving average values of each column based on at least one portion of pixel data of the column in the at least one test frame, wherein the average values of columns are used as calibration values for calibrating image pixel data of columns when the image sensor operates in a normal light source environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: PixArt Imaging Inc.
    Inventors: Chien-Jung Chou, Mei-Chao Yeh, Wen-Cheng Yen
  • Patent number: 9936107
    Abstract: A sensory effect metadata generating device is disclosed which includes a memory for storing a program for generating a sensory effect metadata corresponding to media and a processor for perform the program. The program is configured to extract characteristic points from the media, produce at least one of an object variation based on the characteristic points, an object zoom-in information, an incline information and a move information; and generate the sensory effect metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institite
    Inventor: Hyun-Woo Oh
  • Patent number: 9924156
    Abstract: In one embodiment, range data is combined with an image in order to create a stereo image from the single collected image. An apparatus receives image data associated with a geographic location and range data associated with the geographic location. The range data may be a point cloud. At least one perspective image is formed based on the image data and the range data. The perspective image has a viewpoint different than single collected image. The apparatus generates a stereo image from the at least one perspective image. The stereo image appears to have depth. The at least one perspective image may include two images, each offset by a distance to estimate eye separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Craig Barnes
  • Patent number: 9924124
    Abstract: The present invention provides user-friendly video display apparatus and terminal apparatus. In the present invention, 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Masayuki Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 9924145
    Abstract: An image display apparatus that enables easy setting of an adjustment parameter of an image quality setting item according to user preference includes an adjustment unit configured to adjust a display image based on an adjustment parameter, a display unit configured to generate a plurality of adjustment parameter candidates different from each other and display a list of a plurality of adjusted images adjusted by the adjustment unit based on the plurality of adjustment parameter candidates, and a selection unit configured to select an adjusted image from the displayed list. The adjustment parameter is set based on the adjusted image selected from the plurality of adjusted images and the plurality of adjustment parameter candidates when displaying an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Teruya Kusuda
  • Patent number: 9854323
    Abstract: An electronic device, including a display; and a controller capable of displaying, via the display, an image being reproduced, a letterbox and subtitles positioned at the letterbox; receiving a control signal for enlarging a display size of the image; controlling the display to enlarge the image in response to the control signal, further the subtitles is positioned at the enlarged image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sanghyun Baek
  • Patent number: 9854214
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for a modular video projector system having a light engine module and an optical engine module. The light engine module can provide narrow-band laser light to the optical engine module which modulates the laser light according to video signals received from a video processing engine. Some embodiments provide for an optical engine module having a sub-pixel generator configured to display video or images at a resolution of at least four times greater than a resolution of modulating elements within the optical engine module. Systems and methods for reducing speckle are presented in conjunction with the modular video projector system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Stuart J. English, Gregory Alan Prior, Edmund Sandberg, Ryan Newham
  • Patent number: 9848244
    Abstract: An interactive method includes displaying image content received through a television (TV) network, identifying an object of interest of a user among a plurality of regions or a plurality of objects included in the image content, and providing additional information corresponding to the object of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gyeong Ja Jang, Byung In Yoo, Yong Beom Lee, Young Chul Cho, Hyo Sun Hwang
  • Patent number: 9848155
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a TV program playing method, a remote control and a TV, and the method comprises: obtaining, by the remote control, a first unlock instruction triggered by a first user when a TV system is in standby state; obtaining, by the remote control, a first heart rate feature information of the first user via the optical sensor according to the first unlock instruction; sending, by the remote control, a first playing instruction carrying an identifier of the first user to the TV when a difference between the first heart rate feature information and a second heart rate feature information in a feature library is less than a threshold so that the TV plays a program in a program list corresponding to the identifier of the first user, wherein the feature library pre-stores corresponding relationship between identifiers and heart rate feature information of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanfu Li, Katsuhiro Masuyama, Zhigang Zhou, Hui Zhao
  • Patent number: 9838617
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for performing an intelligent display device detection operation. With the intelligent display device detection operation even if a user has not turned on a second information handling system, the display device automatically switch a video input from a first information handling system to the second information handling system when the second information handling system is coupled to the display device. When the user powers on the second information handling system, a video stream provided by the second information handling system is immediately presented on the display device. In certain embodiments, the intelligent display device detection operation comprises one or more of a signal detection operation which detects which input port is transmitting a signal and a cable detection operation which detects which input port is coupled to a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jin Shiong Koh, Khang Chian Yong
  • Patent number: 9838656
    Abstract: A display control apparatus which projects and displays at least one image on a screen, converts a frame frequency for a display of the at least one image to N times (N>1), generates an added image by adding a predetermined pattern to the converted frame and a subtracted image by subtracting the predetermined pattern from the converted frame as a first frame and a second frame following the first frame, projects the generated first frame and the second frame for an image on the screen at the N-times frequency, acquires the image projected on the screen, extracts the pattern from the acquired image, and corrects a shape of the image based on the extracted pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 9838737
    Abstract: Implementations disclose filtering wind noises in video content. A method includes receiving video content comprising an audio component and a video component, detecting, by a processing device, occurrence of a wind noise artifact in a segment of the audio component, identifying duration of the wind noise artifact and intensity of the wind noise artifact, selecting, by the processing device, a wind noise replacement operation based on the identified duration and intensity of the wind noise artifact, and applying, by the processing device, the selected wind noise replacement operation to the segment of the audio component to remove the wind noise artifact from the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Elad Eban, Aren Jansen, Sourish Chaudhuri
  • Patent number: 9838586
    Abstract: A portable machine vision component for use in machine vision systems is provided. The component can include a base portion configured to removably connect with a machine vision device, the base portion including an electrical input and an electrical output. The component can also include a control system operatively connected with the base portion, the control system configured to control an operation of the machine vision device and to receive feedback from the machine vision device. The component can further include one or more interface elements associated with the base portion, the one or more interface elements configured to allow a user to access the control system and communicate with the machine vision device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Cognex Corporation
    Inventor: Kai Fluegge
  • Patent number: 9838571
    Abstract: The present aspects relate to techniques of timing synchronization of audio and video (AV) data in a network. In particular, the techniques for a AV master to distribute AV data encoded with one or more time markers to a plurality of processing nodes. The one or more time markers may be indexed to a precision time protocol (PTP) time stamp used as a time reference. In one technique, the nodes extract the time markers to determine an offset value that is applied to a PLL to synchronize AV data packets at a distribution node or a processing node. In another technique the distribution node or the processing node determines the worst case path, which corresponds to a system offset value. The distribution node then reports the system offset value to the AV master, which in turn adjusts the phase based on the report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: GVBB HOLDINGS S.A.R.L.
    Inventor: Charles S. Meyer