Patents Examined by Nguyen T Truong
  • Patent number: 10834430
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a decoding method includes: obtaining a bitstream including picture data; parsing the bitstream to obtain node split mode information of a first-level coding tree and node split mode information of a second-level coding tree, if the split mode corresponding to the first node is no further splitting, parsing the bitstream to obtain encoding information of the first node; and decoding and reconstructing, based on the encoding information of the first node, a coding unit corresponding to the first node, to obtain a picture corresponding to the picture data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yin Zhao, Haitao Yang, Shan Liu
  • Patent number: 10830866
    Abstract: Techniques for gunshot sensor testing are disclosed. An acoustic generator and infrared generator are disposed in a housing. Soundproofing insulation is distributed around and/or within the housing to provide sound deadening which minimizes disturbance to building occupants during testing. The housing is placed in proximity to a gunshot sensor. A trigger device enables multiple modes of triggering both the acoustic generator and infrared generator. The generators stimulate corresponding components of a gunshot sensor. Input from the gunshot sensor components is evaluated to determine an operating condition of the gunshot sensor. The gunshot sensor verifies its operation by communicating with a server. The server further tests mass communication channels by issuing a test message. The test results indicative of the condition of the gunshot sensor are sent to a mobile device for an operator to review.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Shooter Detection Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Thomas Onofrio, Ronald A Fowler
  • Patent number: 10827179
    Abstract: A method and device for coding at least one current image parameter, wherein, in relation to a zone of a current image, the method implements the following: as a function of the value of at least one parameter of an image zone which precedes that zone of the current image, selecting a scheme for coding the at least one current image parameter, from among at least two predetermined coding schemes, and coding the value of the at least one current image parameter with the aid of the selected coding scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Pierrick Philippe, Kevin Reuze
  • Patent number: 10819917
    Abstract: A vehicle image processing system including a control unit and a display unit. The control unit processes an image of the exterior of the vehicle. The display unit displays at least a part of the image. The control unit operates the display unit in first and second modes. The first mode displays at least a part of the image, and the second mode displays at least first and second adjacent regions. The second region is located at least in a lateral end of the display unit, where in the first region the display unit displays part of the image displayed in the first mode, and in the second region the display unit removes the part of the image not displayed in the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FICO MIRRORS, S.A.U.
    Inventors: David Gómez Timoneda, Frédéric Lorival
  • Patent number: 10817980
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, an information processing system, a data generation method, and a recording medium storing program code. The information processing apparatus and data generation method include displaying a spherical image obtained by an imaging apparatus, reproducing three-dimensional audio data obtained by the imaging apparatus in association with the spherical image, accepting designation of a displaying direction on the spherical image, generating two-dimensional image data that corresponds to the displaying direction, based on data of the spherical image, and generating two-dimensional audio data that corresponds to the displaying direction, from the three-dimensional audio data. The information processing system includes the information processing, and an image processing server connected to the information processing apparatus through a communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Keitaro Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10805516
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for aggregation and control of remote video surveillance cameras. In some embodiments, an alert may be received from a point of presence (PoP) system. Based on the alert, it may be determined to obtain video data collected from a plurality of PoP systems. A video stream may be generated using the video data, wherein the video stream comprises data identified in the alert. The video stream may be transmitted to a requesting PoP system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ronald L. Billau, Vincenzo V. Di Luoffo, Dan P. Dumarot
  • Patent number: 10791263
    Abstract: A camera auxiliary device for privacy protection and a privacy protection method using the camera auxiliary device. The camera auxiliary device for privacy protection includes a processor for splitting an input light beam that is reflected from a capturing target into a first input beam for detecting a privacy protection area and a second input beam to be transferred to a camera connected to a user terminal, detecting a privacy protection area in an image signal generated based on the first input beam, and converting the second input beam and then transferring a converted second input beam to the camera so that personal information included in the privacy protection area is not visually identified, and a memory for storing the image signal and the privacy protection area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Bon-Woo Hwang, Ki-Nam Kim, Tae-Joon Kim, Seung-Uk Yoon, Seung-Wook Lee, Seong-Jae Lim
  • Patent number: 10785484
    Abstract: A method includes generating resolution images corresponding to the resolutions from each of a target image which is an image frame, included in a moving image or a still image group photographed continuously, of a processing target among the image frames and a processing target image photographed before the target image, executing block matching between a resolution image of the target image and a resolution image of the processing target image for each of the resolutions, calculating a plurality of motion vector candidates corresponding to the respective resolutions for each pixel of the target image, evaluating reliability of the plurality of motion vector candidates based on an evaluation index using noise characteristics related to pixel areas of a start point and an end point of each of the plurality of motion vector candidates for each pixel of the target image, and calculating a final motion vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Yuushi Toyoda
  • Patent number: 10785490
    Abstract: A training operation is performed on the video coding module to generate a personal video parameter based on information on a sensitivity of a user and a preference of a user. An image is received through an imaging device. The image is encoded based on the personal video parameter to generate an encoded image. The encoded image is decoded based on the personal video parameter to generate a first decoded image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yowon Jeong
  • Patent number: 10776672
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for monitoring an object-of-interest within a region involve receiving at least data from two sources monitoring a region and correlating that data to determine that an object-of-interest depicted or represented in data from one of the sources is the same object-of-interest depicted or represented in data from the other source. Metadata identifying that the object-of-interest from the two sources is the same object-of-interest is then stored for later use in, for example, object tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Avigilon Corporation
    Inventors: Moussa Doumbouya, Yanyan Hu, Kevin Piette, Pietro Russo, Mahesh Saptharishi, Bo Yang Yu
  • Patent number: 10771786
    Abstract: A system, article, and method of video coding using an image data correction mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Sean J Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10771817
    Abstract: A method for decoding a current block of a digital image. The method includes: decoding coefficients of the current block; and transforming the current block into a decoded block, by implementing a first sub step to produce an intermediate block, that applies to the column and row vectors of the current block, and a second substep to produce a block of pixels that applies to the row and column vectors of the intermediate block, resulting from the first substep; and rebuilding the image from the decoded block. At least one of the first and second substeps includes, for an input row or column vector: forming a first subvector of size K<N or N respectively from adjacent elements of the input vector; transforming the first subvector into a first transformed subvector by applying a partial subtransform of size K×K; and building the transformed vector by inserting the first transformed subvector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: B<>COM
    Inventors: Pierrick Philippe, Victorien Lorcy, Pierre Castel
  • Patent number: 10764493
    Abstract: A display method and an electronic device are provided. The display method comprises: displaying a source panorama; based on a viewing angle during displaying the source panorama, determining an initial viewing angle of the destination panorama; and in response to switching from the source panorama to the destination panorama, displaying an image of the destination panorama at the initial viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xingdong Sheng, Jiangtao Gao, Lin Wang
  • Patent number: 10750209
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, streaming of a live video to trigger-associated recipients in response to triggers in an environment may be facilitated. In some embodiments, one or more triggers may be detected in an environment, and one or more actions associated with the detected triggers may be performed. As an example, where such associated actions include streaming a live video of the environment to one or more recipients, the recipients may be selected as candidates to receive the live video stream based on the recipients being part of a recipient list associated with a detected trigger. In some embodiments, although a first recipient of the recipient list may initially be selected to receive the live video stream, the live video may be streamed to a second recipient of the recipient list based on the first recipient being unavailable to receive the live video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Michael Saia, Tyler Maiman
  • Patent number: 10743015
    Abstract: An endoscope apparatus includes: an imager having a photoelectric converter that performs a photoelectric conversion of an optical signal into a video signal, and a compressor that compresses the video signal; and a controller that changes a compression ratio in a compression of the video signal in accordance with a preset condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyoshi Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10743043
    Abstract: A management device includes a storage management unit configured to store, in a storage unit in accordance with a priority, a plurality of pieces of transmission data having corresponding time information among a plurality of pieces of transmission data generated by dividing a plurality of pieces of content data each encoded for a channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Ichikawa, Makoto Urushihara
  • Patent number: 10735692
    Abstract: A high mast light pole inspection system includes a command center and a transport vehicle. The transport vehicle has a frame configured to be secured around a high mast light pole, and a plurality of sets of wheels. Each set of wheels has a spring mechanism that biases a respective set of wheels inward towards a center of the frame. The plurality of sets of wheels are wirelessly controlled from the command center. In addition, the transport vehicle includes a plurality of cameras mounted to the frame, a power supply coupled to each set of wheels and camera, and a RF digital video transmitter coupled to the plurality of cameras. The transmitter is configured to transmit a wireless multiplexed output of the cameras to the command center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: INFRASTRUCTURE PRESERVATION CORPORATION
    Inventor: William Seavey
  • Patent number: 10735771
    Abstract: To favorably transmit both of HDR image data and LDR image data. First transmission image data and second transmission image data are divided into layers and encoded, the first transmission image data being obtained by applying photo-electric conversion to first input image data having a contrast ratio of from 0 to 100% to brightness of a white peak of a conventional LDR image, and the second transmission image data being obtained by applying photo-electric conversion to second input image data having a contrast ratio of from 0 to 100%*(N is a number larger than 1), the contrast ratio exceeding the brightness of the conventional white peak, and a video stream having encoded image data of pictures of the layers is generated. A container in a predetermined format including the video stream is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 10728532
    Abstract: An approach for projecting light may be implemented using a acousto-optical depth switch that uses surface acoustic waves produced along a substrate to guide image light to different areas. The surface acoustic waves may be generated on a substrate using a transducer. Surface acoustic waves of different frequencies can guide image light onto different optical elements at different physical positions. The optical elements may be configured to show objects in an image at different distances from a viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Hudson Welch, Jeremy A. Grata, Marwan Hussein
  • Patent number: 10721453
    Abstract: Stereoscopic images are subsampled and placed in a “checkerboard” pattern in an image. The image is encoded in a monoscopic video format. The monoscopic video is transmitted to a device where the “checkerboard” is decoded. Portions of the checkerboard (e.g., “black” portions) are used to reconstruct one of the stereoscopic images and the other portion of the checkerboard (e.g., “white” portions) are used to reconstruct the other image. The subsamples are, for example, taken from the image in a location coincident to the checkerboard position in which the subsamples are encoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Walter J. Husak, David Ruhoff, Alexandros Tourapis, Athanasios Leontaris