Patents Examined by Obafemi Sosanya
  • Patent number: 10136156
    Abstract: An appropriate motion vector to assign to a pixel in a digital video frame is performed by a comparison of motion vectors of particular surrounding pixels. Direction of at least one of color transition or color brightness transition in the digital video frame is detected to detect direction of object boundaries in the digital video frame. The particular surrounding pixels are selected and grouped (filtered) according to the detected object boundary direction at each pixel. A comparison of the motion vectors of the surrounding pixels then provides information on which group of pixels to assign a current pixel being processed based in part on how close the motion vectors of the surrounding groups match a group pixels to which the pixel being processed belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Anatoliy Vasilevich Tsyrganovich
  • Patent number: 10116954
    Abstract: A method of decoding a bitstream comprising decoding the bitstream into color values and metadata items indicating information about adaptive post-processing operations performed by a decoder, performing high dynamic range (HDR) adaptation operations on the color values based on the metadata items, and performing fixed post-processing operations to reconstruct an HDR video from the color values, wherein the HDR adaptation operations convert color values into a format expected by the fixed post-processing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Zhouye Gu, Koohyar Minoo
  • Patent number: 10116939
    Abstract: A method of encoding video data in a merge mode can include determining motion information of a current block; generating a prediction block of the current block using the motion information; generating a residual block using the current block and the prediction block; transforming the residual block to generate a transformed block; quantizing the transformed block using a quantization parameter and a quantization matrix to generate a quantized block; scanning coefficient components of the quantized block using a diagonal scan; entropy-coding the scanned coefficient components of the quantized block; and encoding the motion information, in which when the current block 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 not to be listed on the merge list, the quantization parameter is determined per a quantization unit and is encoded using a quantization parameter predictor, and a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: INFOBRIDGE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Soo Mi Oh, Moonock Yang
  • Patent number: 10110856
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media for creating and using video analysis rules that are based on map data are disclosed. A sensor(s), such as a video camera, can track and monitor a geographic location, such as a road, pipeline, or other location or installation. A video analytics engine can receive video streams from the sensor, and identify a location of the imaged view in a geo-registered map space, such as a latitude-longitude defined map space. A user can operate a graphical user interface to draw, enter, select, and/or otherwise input on a map a set of rules for detection of events in the monitored scene, such as tripwires and areas of interest. When tripwires, areas of interest, and/or other features are approached or crossed, the engine can perform responsive actions, such as generating an alert and sending it to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AVIGILON FORTRESS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zeeshan Rasheed, Dana Eubanks, Weihong Yin, Zhong Zhang, Kyle Glowacki, Allison Beach
  • Patent number: 10104344
    Abstract: A surface scanning method and apparatus attached to a highway vehicle, mobile equipment, or the like, that traverses existing roadways and bridges. The apparatus has at least one of a variously adaptable, complete, and ready to operate packaged kit including configured sensor suites with one or more of a visual scanning sensor; an infra-red scanning sensor; and an elevation measuring sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GS ENGINEERING SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Gary Bryan Howard
  • Patent number: 10104297
    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: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10086699
    Abstract: A vehicle implementing vehicle operation assistance information management for autonomous vehicle control operation may identify a vehicle operation assistance information item, the vehicle operation assistance information item indicating a location of a candidate vehicle control operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Heather Konet, Roy Goudy, Andrew Christensen
  • Patent number: 10083361
    Abstract: A structured light pattern is projected onto the path of a vehicle so as to generate a plurality of light spots, and an image thereof is captured from the vehicle. A world-space elevation of at least a portion of the light spots is responsive to a pitch angle of the vehicle determined responsive to image-space locations of down-range-separated light spots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Joyson Safety Systems Acquisition LLC
    Inventor: Gregory Gerhard Schamp
  • Patent number: 10079998
    Abstract: A commodity promotion system includes output unit that presents a customer with information, commodity presence/absence determination unit that determines presence or absence of the target article on the basis of signal strength information of the RF tag, commodity information storage unit that stores commodity information list in which the tag information of the RF tag, commodity presence/absence information indicating presence or absence of the target article, output unit ID information of the output unit, and output information indicating information to be presented are associated with one another, and commodity pickup determination unit that detects that the target article has changed from a presence state to an absence state, on the basis of a determination result of the presence or absence of the target article and the commodity presence/absence information in the commodity information list and outputs the output information associated with the tag information to the output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro Nakase, Wataru Hattori
  • Patent number: 10070146
    Abstract: In a picture coding device for coding picture signals including a brightness signal and a color-difference signal in a block unit using intra-prediction and coding information regarding an intra-prediction mode, when aspect ratios of pixels of the brightness signal and the color-difference signal are different from each other, a bitstream generator converts a mode number of a first intra-color-difference prediction mode used when the aspect ratios are equal to each other into a scaled mode number and derives a second intra-color-difference prediction mode used when the aspect ratios are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroya Nakamura, Motoharu Ueda, Shigeru Fukushima, Toru Kumakura
  • Patent number: 10070101
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for localizing transportable apparatus (100) within an environment (120) includes obtaining (202) point cloud data (114) representing a 3D point cloud with appearance information of at least part of the environment. The method further obtains (204) first frame data (110) representing an image produced by a sensor (102) onboard transportable apparatus at a first time and location within the environment and second frame data (110) representing an image produced by the sensor at a second time and location within the environment. The method harmonizes (206) information about the first frame data, the second frame data and an overlapping subset of the point cloud data in order to determine a location within the point cloud data where at least one of the first frame and the second frame was produced, thereby localizing (208) the transportable apparatus within the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of The University of Oxford
    Inventors: Paul Michael Newman, Alexander Douglas Stewart
  • Patent number: 10070053
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a camera for determining an image adjustment parameter. The method includes receiving a plurality of images representing an image view, detecting from the plurality of images events of a specific event type, identifying a location within the image view where the event of the specific type is present, determining a presence value of each of the identified locations, and determining an image adjustment parameter based on data from an adjustment location within the image view. The adjustment location is determined based on the presence value in each location of a plurality of locations within the image view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Per Kannermark, Andreas Nilsson, Gustav Träff
  • Patent number: 10063885
    Abstract: In a picture coding device for coding picture signals including a brightness signal and a color-difference signal in a block unit using intra-prediction and coding information regarding an intra-prediction mode, when aspect ratios of pixels of the brightness signal and the color-difference signal are different from each other, a bitstream generator converts a mode number of a first intra-color-difference prediction mode used when the aspect ratios are equal to each other into a scaled mode number and derives a second intra-color-difference prediction mode used when the aspect ratios are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroya Nakamura, Motoharu Ueda, Shigeru Fukushima, Toru Kumakura
  • Patent number: 10055647
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for monitoring processes and/or operating states in logistics facilities, in particular in roofed logistics facilities, comprising: providing a system which comprises at least one unmanned aerial vehicle (20), having at least one sensor, and comprises at least one data processing machine and at least one output device, detecting a current state of at least one characteristic in the logistics facility by means of the at least one sensor of the at least one aerial vehicle and transmitting the data representing the current state to the data processing machine, processing the data representing the current state by the data processing machine, wherein at least one processing result is obtained, and transmitting the at least one processing result to the output device, outputting the processing result by the output device, wherein the processing of the data transmitted by the at least one sensor comprises comparing the detected current state with a predetermined target state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: JUNGHEINRICH AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Kai Beckhaus, Manuel Preisker
  • Patent number: 10057569
    Abstract: A system for encoding and/or decoding video that include picture order counts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10055817
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for scaling an object is described. A distance of an object from the computing device is measured via a processor of a computing device in conjunction with a rangefinder. An image of the object is captured via the processor. A database of pixel densities is queried, via the processor, for a pixel density at the measured distance of the object from the computing device. A depiction of the object is scaled based on determining a distance of a detected feature of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: glasses.com Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Coon, Darren Turetzky, Ryan Engle
  • Patent number: 10053010
    Abstract: A system for displaying an image on a display device of a motor vehicle includes a rear-view camera connected to a moveable component on the motor vehicle and a controller in communication with the rear-view camera. The controller has memory for storing control logic and a processor configured to execute the control logic. The control logic includes capturing a field of view image from the rear-view camera, determining a position of the rear-view camera, determining an image perspective relationship of the field of view image based on the position of the rear-view camera, modifying the field of view image based on the image perspective relationship to create a virtual perspective image, and displaying the virtual perspective image on the display device in the motor vehicle as the position of the rear-view camera changes between at least a first position and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: DURA OPERATING, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Evans Thompson, Benjamin Saltsman, Sean O'Rourke
  • Patent number: 10044991
    Abstract: An imaging system configured to display a captured image on a display having a lower dynamic range than the imaging system is provided, wherein the imaging system includes a high dynamic range imager configured to capture at least one high dynamic range image, and a processing device communicatively connected to the high dynamic range imager, wherein the processing device is configured to reduce color speckles caused by errant interpolated pixel values and reduce occurrence of errant values of alternate color while maintaining at least one of sharpness detail, edge detail, and generate smoothing color rendering in a displayed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jon H. Bechtel, Tom B. Sherman, Daniel G. McMillan
  • Patent number: 10045039
    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: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jungsun Kim, Joonyoung Park, Chulkeun Kim, Hendry Hendry, Byeongmoon Jeon
  • Patent number: 10038900
    Abstract: An apparatus for encoding images includes: a predictor to determine a prediction unit (PU) mode among a plurality of PU modes indicating types of partition of a current coding unit (CU) into one or more prediction units (PUs), and generate a predicted block of the current CU by performing an intra prediction or an inter prediction for each PU of the determined PU mode, wherein a size of the current CU is 2N×N, and the plurality of PU modes includes 2N×hN or hN×N PU mode in which the current CU is partitioned into PUs respectively having a size of 2N×hN or hN×N, h being a fractional number smaller than 1; a subtractor to subtract the predicted block from the current CU to generate a residual block; a transformer to transform the residual block into a frequency domain to generate a frequency one or more transform blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeongyeon Lim, Joong Gunn Park, Yunglyul Lee, Joohee Moon, Haekwang Kim, Byeungwoo Jeon, Jongki Han, Ryeonghee Kwon