Patents Examined by Nam D Pham
  • Patent number: 10810426
    Abstract: An assessment and reporting system may utilize one or more scanning techniques to provide useful assessments and/or reports for structures and other objects. The scanning techniques may be performed in sequence and optionally used to further fine-tune each subsequent scan. The system may receive or determine a pitch of a surface of a structure or otherwise orthogonally align an optical axis of a camera with respect to a planar surface. An imaging system may capture perpendicular images of sample regions that have a defined area-squared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Loveland Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Jim Loveland, Leif Larson, Dan Christiansen, Tad Christiansen, Cam Christiansen
  • Patent number: 10812794
    Abstract: A method processes video data by intra prediction in a video coding system. In one implementation, the method receives input data associated with a current block in a current picture, wherein the current block is a non-square block and is coded or to be coded by intra prediction. The method then determines a first set of angular intra prediction modes for the longer side of the current block, wherein a number of the first set of the angular intra prediction modes is greater than a number of a second set of angular intra prediction modes for the shorter side of the current block. The method then determines a current intra prediction mode to derive an intra predictor for the current block, and encodes or decoding the current block according to the current intra prediction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Shan Liu, Xiaozhong Xu, Jing Ye
  • Patent number: 10798447
    Abstract: A content handling device comprises a plurality of content transformation modules that can define one or more paths from a content source module to a content sink module. The content is associated with one or more usage rules requiring one or more transformations to be applied to the content. To enforce usage rules, each content transformation module is configured to receive the content, apply a transformation to the content in accordance with the usage rules and apply a tagging operation corresponding to the transformation to the content. In some embodiments output of the content by the content sink module is prevented if all tagging operations corresponding to the usage rules have not been applied. While in some embodiments usage rule tags corresponding to the usage rules are embedded locally at the content handling device, the disclosure also extends to a content distribution system with a usage rule tag embedding functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NAGRAVISION S.A.
    Inventor: Christian Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10798303
    Abstract: Techniques are described for compensating for movements of sensors on a vehicle. A method includes receiving two sets of sensor data from two sets of sensors, where a first set of sensors are located on a roof of a cab of the semi-trailer truck and a second set of sensor data are located on a hood of the semi-trailer truck. The method also receives from a height sensor a measured value indicative of a height of the rear of a rear portion of the cab of the semi-trailer truck relative to a chassis of the semi-trailer truck, determines two correction values, one for each of the two sets of sensor data, and compensates for the movement of the two sets of sensors by generating two sets of compensated sensor data. The two sets of compensated sensor data are generated by adjusting the two sets of sensor data based on the two correction values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE, INC.
    Inventors: Alan Camyre, Todd Skinner, Juexiao Ning, Qiwei Li, Yishi Liu
  • Patent number: 10798389
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a data cloud including a plurality of data points. The method further includes identifying each data point including a region-of-interest (ROI) and dividing the data cloud into a ROI cloud and one or more non-ROI clouds. The method includes performing a patch generation process on the ROI cloud, the patch generation process including generating a ROI patch from each data point including the ROI. The method includes performing a patch packing process on the ROI cloud, the patch packing process including: (i) mapping each ROI patch to a two dimensional (2D) map, (ii) determining whether at least two ROI patches from the plurality of ROI patches are located in more than one tile of the map, and (iii) in response to the determination that at least two ROI patches are located in more than one tile, moving each of the ROI patches to a tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Tencent America LLC
    Inventors: Arash Vosoughi, Sehoon Yea, Shan Liu
  • Patent number: 10798326
    Abstract: A pixel includes a first electrode, a second electrode facing to the first electrode in a first direction, and a third electrode disposed between the first and second electrodes. A photoelectric conversion layer is disposed on the electrodes. Signals for phase difference detection are read from the first and second electrodes. Furthermore, a signal for imaging is read from the third electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidekazu Takahashi, Yukihiro Kuroda, Tatsuhito Goden, Akinari Takagi
  • Patent number: 10798300
    Abstract: The present application provides a method and a device for expanding a lens image into a panoramic image, the method includes: step A, preparing an original mesh model, calculating new mapping coordinate values, performing coordinate value transformation for the original mapping coordinate values of the original mesh model and the calculated new mapping coordinate values, and generating a new mesh model and storing the new mesh model; and step B, preparing a lens image to be expanded, assigning the lens image to be expanded to the new mesh model in step A, and rendering the new mesh model by a GPU to obtain a panoramic image and store the panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN PISOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Shibo Wang, Jingcheng Shen, Chao Wang
  • Patent number: 10791267
    Abstract: A service system includes a mobile terminal and an information processing device capable of communication via a network. The mobile terminal includes a first transmission unit that transmits spherical images taken in respective imaging locations and positional information about the imaging locations to the information processing device. The information processing device includes a reception unit that receives the spherical images transmitted by the first transmission unit; a map data obtaining unit that obtains map data from a map data storage, the map data including the imaging locations of the spherical images; a path information creation unit that creates information about a path made by connecting the imaging locations in the map data obtained by the map data obtaining unit; and a content providing unit that makes content available for a request through the network, the content including the map data, the information about the path, and the spherical images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Mitsui, Kei Kushimoto, Kohichi Nishide, Tomotoshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10791350
    Abstract: A method for optimization of video bitrate of a given content, the method comprising the steps of: receiving (401) of a background data stream (102), having the lowest bitrate within a set of available streams for the given content and being created by compressing a complete source content (100) having the highest bitrate; starting reception (402) of a foreground data stream (101) wherein the video content of said foreground data stream (101) covers only a part of the complete source content (100) and has a higher bitrate than said lowest bitrate; verifying (403) whether it is possible to receive and present the foreground data stream (101) within a predefined threshold delay; presenting (404) a blended foreground data stream (101) on top of the background data stream (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Digital Broadcast S.A.
    Inventor: Bartosz Dabrowski
  • Patent number: 10777317
    Abstract: A facility for procuring and analyzing information about an anatomical surface feature from a caregiver that is usable to generate an assessment of the surface feature is described. The facility displays information about the surface feature used in the assessment of the surface feature. The facility obtains user input and/or data generated by an image capture device to assess the surface feature or update an existing assessment of the surface feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ARANZ Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Keith Fairbairn, Michael David John Bryce, Bruce Leslie Keith Davey, Mark Arthur Nixon, Brent Stephen Robinson
  • Patent number: 10764587
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to encode or decode video data that includes a memory configured to store at least one reconstructed sample of video data and at least one processor, in communication with the memory, that is configured to identify at least one reconstructed sample, determine at least one extended angular intra prediction mode to use for intra prediction of at least one sample of a current block, intra predict, using the at least one extended angular intra prediction mode, at least one sample of the current block based on the at least one reconstructed sample, extended angular intra prediction modes including angular intra prediction modes other than angular prediction modes between horizontal ?45 degrees and vertical ?45 degrees, and encode or decode the current block based on the at least one predicted sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Kai Zhang, Jianle Chen, Xin Zhao, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 10764583
    Abstract: A method for decoding a video according to the present invention may comprise: deriving a spatial merge candidate for a current block, generating a merge candidate list for the current block based on the spatial merge candidate, obtaining motion information for the current block based on the merge candidate list, and performing motion compensation for the current block based on the motion information. Herein, if the current block does not have a pre-defined shape or a size equal to or greater than a pre-defined size, the spatial merge candidate of the current block may be derived based on a block which have the pre-defined shape or a size equal to or greater than the pre-defined size, the block including the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bae Keun Lee
  • Patent number: 10748397
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes: a camera, a storage section, and a control unit. The camera photographs an object. The storage section stores a first photographed image photographed by the camera and a second photographed image photographed by the camera at a same photographing place of a photographing place of the first photographed image after the photographing of the first photographed image. The control unit includes a processor and, through execution of a control program by the processor, functions as an obstacle determination section and a control section. The obstacle determination section calculates a difference between the first photographed image and the second photographed image and determines, based on the difference, whether or not an obstacle is present in a photographing range of the camera. The control section performs, upon determination by the obstacle determination section that the obstacle is present, processing of reporting results of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Fumiya Sakashita, Yoichi Hiranuma, Shoichi Sakaguchi, Shohei Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10742851
    Abstract: A captured image decision device includes a synchronizing signal extraction section extracting a vertical synchronizing signal and a horizontal synchronizing signal for use in displaying a captured image captured by a camera, a time measurement section measuring a pulse interval time period of the vertical synchronizing signal, a segment area setting section configured to divide a frame of the captured image displayed according to the pulse interval time period by a horizontal virtual line, thus setting a plurality of segment areas divided by the virtual line, a pulse number measurement section measuring a pulse number of the horizontal synchronizing signal corresponding to each segment area, and a decision section deciding whether an affirmation condition of the pulse number measured by the pulse number measurement section being equal to or greater than a predetermined value is satisfied or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norichika Yamashita, Kosuke Hirano
  • Patent number: 10735660
    Abstract: A method for object identification is described, the method initially including a step of reading in, in which input data signals, as well as a determined camera control parameter for adjusting a recording feature of a camera are read in. The input data signals in this case represent the images of the object to be identified that are recorded by at least one camera. Finally, the method includes a step of identification, in which the object is identified in a neural network using the determined camera control parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Gregor Blott, Robert Borchers
  • Patent number: 10735727
    Abstract: A method of adaptive filtering for multiple reference line of intra prediction in video coding, a video encoding apparatus and video decoding apparatus therewith are provided in the disclosure. In the method of intra prediction in video coding, a method of adaptive filtering is used to dynamically determine operation of filtering is applied to input samples in the intra prediction or not, which can reduce the complexity of the intra prediction in video coding if multiple reference lines are used for the operation of the intra prediction, and also increase the efficiency of compressing performance of ultra-high resolution video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Ching-Chieh Lin, Chun-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 10735720
    Abstract: A method for decoding a video according to the present invention may comprise: deriving a plurality of reference sample lines for a current block, selecting at least one among the plurality of reference sample lines, determining whether to apply an intra filter to a reference sample included in the selected reference sample line, selectively applying the intra filter to the reference sample according to the determination, and performing intra prediction for the current block using the reference sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bae Keun Lee
  • Patent number: 10735713
    Abstract: An example apparatus includes: a camera to record an image; memory to store instructions; and a processor in circuit with the memory, the processor to execute the instructions to: determine a depth based on: (a) the image and (b) a calibration parameter of the camera; and adjust the calibration parameter based on a temperature of the camera and the depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Aviad Zabatani, Sagy Bareket, Ohad Menashe, Erez Sperling, Alex Bronstein, Michael Bronstein, Ron Kimmel, Vitaly Surazhsky
  • Patent number: 10733443
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solar irradiation assessment system may automate several design parameters of solar panel design, cost and payoff estimations, and installation. The system determines the irradiance at various locations on a roof during various time periods. The system accounts for the effects of various existing or potential or future obstacles proximate the structure (e.g., on the structure). In some embodiments, a visual model (e.g., two-dimensional or three-dimensional) of the roof may be shown with a heatmap of irradiance values and/or graphical placement of solar panels. In other embodiments, the data may be analyzed and reported without visual presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Loveland Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Jim Loveland, Leif Larson, Dan Christiansen, Tad Christiansen
  • Patent number: 10726274
    Abstract: Provided is an investigation assist system including a server communicably connected to a first camera and one or more second cameras; and a client terminal communicably connected to the server. The first camera captures a wide range of an intersection, and the one or more second cameras capture a license plate and a face of a person in a vehicle entering the intersection, and the first camera and the one or more second cameras are arranged at each intersection. The server searches for vehicles using videos captured by the first camera and the one or more second cameras corresponding to an intersection at the location on the date included in the search conditions, specifies a captured image of the escaping vehicle, a license plate of the escaping vehicle and an face of a person in the escaping vehicle, and stores a specified result as investigation information of the suspect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hasegawa, Ryutaro Sen, Keiichi Fujiwara, Kosuke Shinozaki