Patents Examined by Obafemi O Sosanya
  • Patent number: 11012618
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-sensor camera (1) including at least one housing (2) extending along a camera longitudinal axis (KLA) and having a flat housing base (3) running at least in portions perpendicularly to the camera longitudinal axis (KLA), and including a plurality of image sensor units (6, 6?, 6.1-6.6), wherein one image sensor unit (6, 6?, 6.1-6.6) includes a lens (6a, 6a?) and an image sensor (6b, 6b?) adjoining said lens along a sensor longitudinal axis (SLA). The image sensor units (6, 6?, 6.1-6.6) are distributed concentrically around the camera longitudinal axis (KLA) and are arranged within the housing (2) and above the housing base (3) in such a way that the lenses (6a, 6a?) of the image sensor units (6, 6?, 6a-6.6) are oriented towards the camera longitudinal axis (KLA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Dailmeier electronic GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventor: Dieter Dallmeier
  • Patent number: 10986371
    Abstract: A sample adaptive offset (SAO) filtering method for a reconstructed projection-based frame includes: obtaining at least one padding pixel in a padding area that acts as an extension of a face boundary of a first projection face, and applying SAO filtering to a block that has at least one pixel included in the first projection face. In the reconstructed projection-based frame, there is image content discontinuity between the face boundary of the first projection face and a face boundary of a second projection face. The at least one padding pixel is involved in the SAO filtering of the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Sheng-Yen Lin, Lin Liu, Jian-Liang Lin
  • Patent number: 10973394
    Abstract: An endoscope includes a scope provided with a hard portion at a distal end of a long flexible portion having flexibility; an image capturing portion housed in the hard portion and having an image sensor; a transmission cable inserted into the scope and conductively connected to the image sensor at a distal end via a substrate, and a voltage conversion device mounted on the substrate and outputting a constant voltage to the image sensor with respect to a input voltage input to the transmission cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Shigeki Ogata, Naomi Shirai
  • Patent number: 10953899
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a track and/or rail employs one or more imagers mounted to a railcar and directed to image the track and/or rails wherein the images are geo-tagged with location data. Geo-tagged images are processed to determine at least track gauge and/or at least rail fastener integrity. The system and method may also determine other track and/or rail integrity issues including, e.g., rail fastener integrity, rail profile, rail alignment, center point dip, cross level, rail cant, wheel wear, wheel integrity, rail wear, rail defects, and/or rail temperature. The system and method may also determine when inspection and/or maintenance of the track is indicated, and provide selected records of where and/or when such inspection and/or maintenance is indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Avante International Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Kwong-Tai Chung, Yulin Huang, Dexi Zhu, Victor Dong, Xinjun Dong
  • Patent number: 10951899
    Abstract: A length indicator associated with an encoded representation of a slice is parsed. The length indicator is indicative of a length of an extension field present in a slice header of the encoded representation. A decoder can then determine to ignore, during decoding of the encoded representation, any value of the extension field in the slice header where these values are identified based on the length indicator. As a consequence, an extension field can be added to slice headers and still enable legacy decoders to correctly decode the encoded representations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Velos Media, LLC
    Inventors: Jonatan Samuelsson, Rickard Sjoberg
  • Patent number: 10931949
    Abstract: A method of reconstructing video data using a merge mode can include constructing a merge list using available spatial and temporal merge candidates; determining a merge candidate on the merge list corresponding to a merge index as motion information of a current prediction unit; generating a predicted block of the current prediction unit using the motion information; generating a transformed block by inverse-quantizing a block of quantized coefficients using a quantization parameter; generating a residual block by inverse-transforming the transformed block; and generating a reconstructed block using the predicted block and the residual block, in which when the current prediction unit is a second prediction unit partitioned by asymmetric partitioning, the spatial merge candidate corresponding to a first prediction unit partitioned by the asymmetric partitioning is excluded from the merge list, and a motion vector of the temporal merge candidate is determined depending on a position of the current prediction u
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INFOBRIDGE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Soo Mi Oh, Moonock Yang
  • Patent number: 10931960
    Abstract: A method or coding image information, according to the present invention, comprises the steps of: binarizing according to different techniques, index values of forward prediction, backward prediction, and bidirectional prediction, depending on whether the bidirectional prediction is applied when inter-predicting a current block; and entropy coding a binarized codeword, wherein whether to apply the bidirectional prediction when inter-predicting the current block can be determined on the basis of the size of the current block. As a result, provided are a method for binarizing an inter-prediction direction of a prediction unit having a specific size, and an apparatus using same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jungsun Kim, Joonyoung Park, Chulkeun Kim, Hendry Hendry, Byeongmoon Jeon
  • Patent number: 10931883
    Abstract: An example method includes setting an exposure time of a camera of a distance sensor to a first value, instructing the camera to acquire a first image of an object in a field of view of the camera, where the first image is acquired while the exposure time is set to the first value, instructing a pattern projector of the distance sensor to project a pattern of light onto the object, setting the exposure time of the camera to a second value that is different than the first value, and instructing the camera to acquire a second image of the object, where the second image includes the pattern of light, and where the second image is acquired while the exposure time is set to the second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: MAGIK EYE INC.
    Inventor: Akiteru Kimura
  • Patent number: 10917650
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products relating to resilient transmission of a media stream over a communication network. A plurality of data packets are received over a communications network. The plurality of data packets relate to a first source video portion transformed using a geometric transform. The geometric transform is configured to modify a location of pixels in the first source video portion such that a plurality of adjacent pixels in the first source video portion are not adjacent after transformation. A received video portion is assembled based on the plurality of data packets. The received video portion is transformed, using an inverse of the geometric transform, to generate a second source video portion. The second source video portion and the first source video portion include a plurality of matching pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammed Hawari, Yoann Desmouceaux, Marcel Enguehard, Alo├┐s C. Augustin, Andre Surcouf
  • Patent number: 10917662
    Abstract: An encoding method is used for encoding an image. The image includes a plurality of blocks each having a plurality of pixels. The encoding method includes: encoding a plurality of data partitions of block data of a block in the image to generate a plurality of compressed bitstream segments, respectively; and combining the compressed bitstream segments to generate an output bitstream of the block. A bit group based interleaving process is involved in generating the output bitstream. According to the bit group based interleaving process, each of the compressed bitstream segments is divided into a plurality of bit groups each having at least one bit, and the output bitstream includes consecutive bit groups belonging to different compressed bitstream segments, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Tung-Hsing Wu, Ting-An Lin, I-Hsuan Lee, Han-Liang Chou
  • Patent number: 10899357
    Abstract: A device for emitting radiation includes a housing defining a cavity, an electrical connector formed on the housing, a heatsink having a flange, a circuit board located in the cavity having an emitter, and a filter located adjacent to the circuit board and opposite of the heatsink. The filter has at least one post that extends through a hole formed on the circuit board and through a hole formed on a flange of the heatsink. The at least one post has a press-fit termination end that engages the hole of the heatsink. The housing may be over-molded onto the heatsink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: VEONEER US, INC.
    Inventors: Chakravarthi Mallikarjun Nagolu, Francis Joseph Judge
  • Patent number: 10895515
    Abstract: A system for the non-volumetric detection of low-threshold leaks with high resolution in underground storage tanks (USTs). A UST may be located underground with a restricted tank entry opening. The interior space of a UST may be accessed with a remotely controlled device. The presence of a liquid fill material or indicia thereof evidencing a leak may be visually observed. Variables affecting volumetric measurements of leak detection, such as temperature, pressure, tank deflection, and groundwater, may be eliminated or controlled. Visual observation may enable high resolution detection of low-threshold leaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: CGRS, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric L. Hick
  • Patent number: 10897629
    Abstract: In an intra-block copy video encoding method, an encoder performs a hash-based search to identify a selected set of candidate blocks for prediction of an input video block. For each of the candidate blocks in the selected set, the encoder determines a correlation between, on the one hand, luma and chroma components of the input video block and, on the other hand, luma and chroma components of the respective candidate blocks. A predictor block is selected based on the correlation and is used to encode the input video block. In different embodiments, the correlation may be the negative of the sum of absolute differences of the components, may include a Jaccard similarity measure between respective pixels, or may be based on a Hamming distance between two high precision hash values of the input video block and the candidate block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Vid Scale, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuwen He, Xiaoyu Xiu, Yan Ye, Ralph Neff
  • Patent number: 10893291
    Abstract: A device and method for coding video data utilizes ultimate motion vector expression (UMVE). The device determines a candidate list from one or more spatial neighboring blocks in a set of spatial neighboring blocks that spatially neighbor a current block of video data. The device may determine a base candidate index, a direction index and a distance index based on data obtained in the bitstream and may use those indices to determine a base candidate, a direction and a distance. The device may also use the direction and distance to calculate a motion vector difference (MVD). The device may determine a prediction block using the MVD and a motion vector of the base candidate, and decode the current block based on the prediction block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Chao-Hsiung Hung, Chun-Chi Chen, Wei-Jung Chien, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 10887497
    Abstract: Provided is an image acquisition apparatus based on an industrial digital camera matrix, comprising a first substrate and a second substrate arranged in parallel. The first substrate is provided with a lens matrix, and axes of various lenses in the lens matrix are respectively perpendicular to a plane where the first substrate is located; and a surface, towards the first substrate, of the second substrate is provided with a photosensitive element matrix, and various photosensitive elements in the photosensitive element matrix are arranged in one-to-one correspondence with the various lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Ting Gong, Zhonghui Liu, Yufeng Liu, Xing Yin
  • Patent number: 10887621
    Abstract: Processing video data may include capturing the video data with multiple cameras and stitching the video data together to obtain a 360-degree video. A frame-packed picture may be provided based on the captured and stitched video data. A current sample location may be identified in the frame-packed picture. Whether a neighboring sample location is located outside of a content boundary of the frame-packed picture may be determined. When the neighboring sample location is located outside of the content boundary, a padding sample location may be derived based on at least one circular characteristic of the 360-degree video content and the projection geometry. The 360-degree video content may be processed based on the padding sample location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: VID SCALE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuwen He, Yan Ye, Philippe Hanhart, Xiaoyu Xiu
  • Patent number: 10881949
    Abstract: A lottery ticket pack verification system and method for simultaneously scanning a plurality of picked lottery ticket packs and for determining if the scanned lottery ticket packs are the correct lottery ticket packs based on a lottery ticket pack pick list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: IGT Global Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Endicott, Madhu Prakhya
  • Patent number: 10873717
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a communication device for transmitting a video to an external device through first to third transmission lines, the communication device including: a transmission module configured to transmit first color difference information and second color difference information concerned with adjacent two pixels through the first transmission line, to transmit first luminance information concerned with one of the two pixels through the second transmission line, and to transmit second luminance information concerned with the other of the two pixels through the third transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Nobuaki Suzuki, Makoto Sato, Masahiko Mawatari
  • Patent number: 10869014
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display apparatus for vehicle including: a display unit configured to include a barrier unit and an image output unit; and a processor configured to output a parallax barrier 3D image to the display unit by implementing a parallax barrier in the barrier unit and outputting a disparity image to the image output unit, and to adjust an open slit ratio of the barrier unit based on an average luminance value of the disparity image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yonguk Lee, Sunghwan Jun, Kyunglack Kim
  • Patent number: 10863096
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto