Patents Examined by Nguyen T Truong
  • Patent number: 11212532
    Abstract: A Frame Rate Up-Conversion (FRUC) derivation process, based on frame rate up-conversion techniques, is developed in the reference software JEM (Joint Exploration Model) by the Joint Video Exploration Team (JVET). In one embodiment, a modified FRUC derivation process improves the performances of the current FRUC tool is provided. For example, some candidates of a bi-predictive pair may be discarded initially, which would save signification processing time. The discarding decision may depend on various criteria such as, e.g., a ratio between matching costs of a bi-predictive pair from two reference picture lists, a difference between the matching costs of a bi-predictive pair normalized by their respective template areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital VC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Antoine Robert, Fabrice Leleannec, Franck Galpin
  • Patent number: 11206428
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing a frequency-dependent joint component secondary transform (FD-JCST). The method includes obtaining a plurality of transform coefficients in a transform coefficient block; determining whether at least one of the plurality of transform coefficients is a low-frequency coefficient; based on determining that the at least one of the plurality of transform coefficients is the low-frequency coefficient, determining whether the low-frequency coefficient is a non-zero value; and based on determining that the low-frequency coefficient is the non-zero value, performing a joint component secondary transform (JCST) on the low-frequency coefficient and signaling a related syntax to indicate that the JCST is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Xin Zhao, Madhu Peringassery Krishnan, Shan Liu
  • Patent number: 11198399
    Abstract: A personal vehicle monitoring system is disclosed including a video camera coupled with a personal vehicle to show a view not in a direct field of view of a rider of the personal vehicle, and a display unit coupled with the personal vehicle and in communication with the video camera to display images captured by the video camera, wherein the display unit includes circuits and software to indicate various events such as other vehicles approaching the personal vehicle. The display unit includes a display device coupled with a display controller. The video camera communicates with the display controller via a video camera controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffrey L Gindin
  • Patent number: 11196982
    Abstract: A time-of-flight camera has: a light source for emitting light; a first imaging sensor; and a controller configured to perform a time-of-flight measurement calibration based on determining at least one of a cyclic error and an offset error by detecting light emitted from the light source with a second imaging sensor, wherein a predetermined optical path is provided between the light source and the second imaging sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Manuel Amaya-Benitez, Ward Van Der Tempel, Ye Chen
  • Patent number: 11190749
    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: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Walter J. Husak, David Ruhoff, Alexandros Tourapis, Athanasios Leontaris
  • Patent number: 11181465
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for evaluating particles in a liquid, which is provided with: a main body member that has a first opening part and a second opening part, which face each other, and an internal hollow part; a first flow path and a second flow path, which are connected to the main body member and are in communication with the hollow part; a first drive member and a second drive member, which are arranged within the hollow part so as to face each other and which are slidable within the hollow part; a drive means which drives the first drive member and/or the second drive member in the facing direction within the hollow part; a liquid supply means which introduces a liquid containing particles into the hollow part through the first flow path; and an imaging means which captures an image of particles within the hollow part through the first opening part or the second opening part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shinji Okaya, Kyoya Takemoto
  • Patent number: 11184630
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a method and an apparatus for video decoding. Processing circuitry of the apparatus decodes prediction information of a current block from a coded video bitstream. The prediction information indicates an inter prediction mode. The processing circuitry calculates at least one hash value based on motion information of a previously decoded block and determines whether the motion information is different from one or more motion information candidates in a candidate list for the current block based on the at least one hash value of the previously decoded block and at least one hash value of each of the one or more motion information candidates. The processing circuitry adds the motion information to the candidate list when the motion information is different from the one or more motion information candidates and reconstructs at least one sample of the current block based on the candidate list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Tencent America LLC
    Inventors: Xiang Li, Xiaozhong Xu, Shan Liu
  • Patent number: 11184614
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image processor and an encoder. The image processor enhances an edge of an input image, removes noise from the input image, synthesizes the edge-enhanced image and the noise-removed image, and removes a high frequency from the synthesized image. The encoder pre-encodes a downsized synthesized image, obtains a pre-bit rate of the pre-encoded image, sets a quantization parameter value based on a reference bit rate and the pre-bit rate, and compresses the high-frequency removed image based on the quantization parameter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Hyung Ryu, Il Sik Yang
  • Patent number: 11184622
    Abstract: A video decoding apparatus includes: a matrix reference pixel derivation unit configured to derive, as a reference image, an image obtained by down-sampling an image adjacently above a target block and an image adjacently leftward of the target block; a weight matrix derivation unit configured to derive a matrix of weighting factors in accordance with an intra prediction mode and a target block size; a matrix prediction image derivation unit configured to derive a prediction image by using a product of elements of the reference image and elements of the matrix of the weighting factors; and a matrix prediction image interpolation unit deriving, as a prediction image, the prediction image or an image obtained by interpolating the prediction image, wherein the weight matrix derivation unit derives a matrix with a size of a width equal to or smaller than a width of the target block size and a height equal to or smaller than a height of the target block size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukinobu Yasugi, Eiichi Sasaki, Tomohiro Ikai, Tomoko Aono
  • Patent number: 11178382
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for calibrating a stereoscopic imaging device. An example implementation includes receiving, at a processor, a plurality of image pairs from the stereoscopic imaging device and calculating, for each image pair in the plurality of image pairs, a respective row delta value indicative of a deviation along a horizontal axis between the first image captured by the first sensor and the second image captured by the second sensor. The implementation further includes determining a median row delta value based on each respective row delta value and subsequently a set of respective disparities in one or more features in the first image and the second image based on the median row delta value. The method further includes calculating a column delta value and calibrating the stereoscopic imaging device using the median row delta value and the column delta value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: ShopperTrak RCT Corporation
    Inventor: Zhiqian Wang
  • Patent number: 11146728
    Abstract: A vehicle may include a camera configured to generate first image data based on tuning parameters; a first image controller including an image signal processor (ISP) configured to perform the image processing of the first image data; and a second image controller including the ISP configured to perform the image processing of the first image data. When the second image controller determines the tuning parameter based on an operation mode, the second image controller may be configured to transmit the determined tuning parameter to the camera, and the ISP of the first image controller may be configured to receive the first image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Yura Corporation Co Ltd
    Inventors: Se Young Park, Jung Min Cha, Tae Ryong Kang
  • Patent number: 11140417
    Abstract: The invention relates to video coding and decoding. A method comprises extracting a first spatial subset from coded pictures of a first bitstream into a second bitstream; extracting a second spatial subset from the coded pictures of the first bitstream into a third bitstream; generating a fourth bitstream by selecting and removing a first set of pictures from the third bitstream, wherein the selection is performed in a manner that the first set of pictures is not required for decoding any pictures of the fourth bitstream; decoding the second bitstream; and decoding the fourth bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Miska Hannuksela
  • Patent number: 11134259
    Abstract: Video coding systems and methods are described using an enhanced motion compensated picture. In exemplary embodiments, an enhanced motion compensated picture is generated by applying at least one high-pass filter to the motion compensated picture and adding the output of the filter to the motion compensated picture. Coefficients of the high-pass filter are selected by comparing the enhanced motion compensated picture to an original picture. The selected coefficients may be quantized and entropy coded into a bit stream. The high-pass filter may be a cross-plane filter, in which a luma component, which may be an enhanced luma component, is high-pass filtered and the output of the filter is added to at least one of the chroma components to generate an enhanced chroma component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL MADISON PATENT HOLDINGS, SAS
    Inventors: Xiaoyu Xiu, Yuwen He, Yan Ye
  • Patent number: 11109044
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for color space conversion. A video signal associated with a first color space may be received. The first color space may comprise a point. A partition of the first color space that includes the point may be determined. The partition may be associated with a first dimensionality. The point may be converted from the first color space to a second color space using a color space conversion model that corresponds with the partition. The color space conversion model may be associated with a second dimensionality. The second dimensionality may be less than the first dimensionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Madison Patent Holdings, SAS
    Inventors: Yan Ye, Jie Dong, Yuwen He
  • Patent number: 11102510
    Abstract: An improved method of performing intra prediction for encoding or decoding uses interpolation such that substitute samples are found for samples to be used in the interpolation calculation that lie outside a normal reference range. The substitute samples can be repeated end samples from the bottom of a reference portion to the left of the target block, or right samples of a reference portion above the target block. An encoder can signal to a decoder whether to use intra prediction or interpolation prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Madison Patent Holdings, SAS
    Inventors: Fabien Racape, Franck Galpin, Gagan Rath, Fabrice Leleannec
  • Patent number: 11095866
    Abstract: A 3D image sensing system includes: a 3D image sensor (100), including: a light-emitting module (102), configured to emit a structured light to a target (300), the structured light has a known pattern; and a light-sensing module (104) receives a reflected structured light of the structured light that is reflected by the target; and a processor (110), configured to perform a time-of-flight distance measurement to obtain a first distance corresponding to the target based on time-of-flights of the structured light and the reflected structured light, the first distance has a global offset, the processor (110) establishes an unknown distance image based on the reflected structured light, estimates a disparity between the unknown distance image and a known distance image according to the known pattern, calculates a global compensation coefficient based on the disparity, and compensates the first distance to eliminate the global offset according to the global compensation coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao-Jen Wang, Chung-Te Li
  • Patent number: 11057649
    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: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Michael Saia, Tyler Maiman
  • Patent number: 11039158
    Abstract: A method includes determining whether a reference block for a current block is located in a different coding tree unit (CTU) than a CTU of the current block. If the reference block is located in the different CTU, the method includes determining whether the CTU of the current block and a memory have a same size. If the CTU of the current block and reference sample memory have a same size, the method includes (i) determining a first area in the CTU of the current block collocated with a second area in the different CTU; (ii) determining, based on a decoding status of the first area, whether a memory location of the memory for the reference block is available; and (iii) if the memory location for the reference block is available, retrieving, from the memory location, one or more samples to decode the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Xiaozhong Xu, Shan Liu, Xiang Li
  • Patent number: 11021102
    Abstract: A method for determining presence of water droplets at an outer side of a vehicle windshield includes equipping a vehicle with a vehicular vision system having a camera disposed behind an inner side of the vehicle windshield so as to view exterior of the vehicle through the windshield. The camera includes a primary lens, a secondary lens and an imager, which has a primary sensing area and a secondary sensing area. Image data representative of images focused at the imager by the primary lens is captured at the primary sensing area of the imager. Image data representative of images focused at the imager by the secondary lens is captured at the secondary sensing area of the imager. Responsive to processing at the control of image data captured by the imager at the secondary sensing area, presence of water droplets at the outer side of the windshield of the equipped vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yuesheng Lu, Heinz A. Mattern
  • Patent number: 11016277
    Abstract: A device is configured to carry out a method for examining a sample comprising: illuminating the sample in an illumination plane along an illumination strip by an illuminating light beam which propagates along the illumination strip, wherein the illuminating light beam is formed as a light sheet; projecting the illumination strip into a detection plane by detection light originating from the illumination strip being focused in the detection plane; and detecting the detection light by a detector. The detector is formed as a slit detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GMBH
    Inventors: Florian Fahrbach, Werner Knebel