Patents Examined by Omer Khalid
  • Patent number: 11561385
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for sample image capture using integrated control. A digital microscope or other imaging device can be associated with a sample chamber containing cell, tissue, or other sample material. The chamber can be configured to operate using a variety of environmental variables, including gas concentration, temperature, humidity, and others. The imaging device can be configured to operate using a variety of imaging variables, including magnification, focal length, illumination, and others. A central system control module can be used to configure the settings of those hardware elements, as well as others, to set up and carry out an image capture event. The system control module can be operated to control the physical, optical, chemical, and/or other parameters of the overall imaging environment from one central control point. The variables used to produce the image capture can be configured to dynamically variable during the media capture event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Terence Tak-Shing Tam, Christopher Martin, Frank Metting, Jason Mecham, Robert Dain, Larry Rystrom, Paul Adrian Boeschoten, Steven W. Lytle
  • Patent number: 11546404
    Abstract: Various concepts for media content streaming are described. Some allow for streaming spatial scene content in a spatially unequal manner so that the visible quality for the user is increased, or the processing complexity or used bandwidth at the streaming retrieval site is decreased. Others allow for streaming spatial scene content in a manner enlarging the applicability to further application scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Robert Skupin, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Thomas Wiegand, Dimitri Podborski
  • Patent number: 11539778
    Abstract: Various concepts for media content streaming are described. Some allow for streaming spatial scene content in a spatially unequal manner so that the visible quality for the user is increased, or the processing complexity or used bandwidth at the streaming retrieval site is decreased. Others allow for streaming spatial scene content in a manner enlarging the applicability to further application scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Robert Skupin, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Thomas Wiegand, Dimitri Podborski
  • Patent number: 11516273
    Abstract: Various concepts for media content streaming are described. Some allow for streaming spatial scene content in a spatially unequal manner so that the visible quality for the user is increased, or the processing complexity or used bandwidth at the streaming retrieval site is decreased. Others allow for streaming spatial scene content in a manner enlarging the applicability to further application scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Robert Skupin, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Thomas Wiegand, Dimitri Podborski
  • Patent number: 11509951
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a control device, a control method, an electronic device, and a program that enables an operation in a natural manner for switching between and remotely operating various control target devices. A plurality of control target devices emits infrared light codes each including a unique ID in a predetermined pattern. A user holds a controller and directs an infrared light receiving unit toward a control target device. At this time, a control state is established for the control target device specified by an infrared light code received by the controller. After the control state has been established, when a user rotates a main body of the controller, a control parameter in accordance with the amount of rotation is calculated, and a control command in accordance with the control parameter is transmitted to the control target device to control the control target device. The present disclosure can be applied to a remote controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihito Ohki, Hirotaka Tako, Masao Kondo, Yusuke Tsujita, Yohei Nakajima, Daisuke Shiono, Miho Yamada, Masanori Matsushima, Hiroshi Nakayama, Seiji Suzuki, Kenichi Yamaura, Yoshiyasu Kubota
  • Patent number: 11509867
    Abstract: A method for determining a structural image of a window of a motor vehicle with the aid of a camera, the window separating the camera from surroundings of the motor vehicle. The method includes a highlighting of image structures present in the structural image with the aid of an illumination of the window, the image structures being suitable for ascertaining a visual impairment of a view of the camera through the window. The illumination is configured in such a way that it is not detected by a driver. A device for implementing the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Mihály Dezsõ Baki, Karoly Varga-Umbrich
  • Patent number: 11503364
    Abstract: A display apparatus, a control method thereof and a recording medium are provided. The display apparatus includes: a display; a communicator configured to communicate with at least one external apparatus; and a processor configured to: control a user interface (UI) to be displayed on the display, the UI including a first item corresponding to the display apparatus and a second item corresponding to the at least one external apparatus and being displayed to distinguish between an external apparatus connected to the display apparatus and an external apparatus disconnected from the display apparatus, and, based on one of at least one of the second item being selected, control the external apparatus corresponding to the selected item to be connected to or disconnected from the display apparatus through the communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Joo Chung, Woo Seok Kang, Doo Hyun Kim, Sang Kwon Na, Chul Woo Lee, Doo Chan Hwang, Ki Won Yoo
  • Patent number: 11496540
    Abstract: Various concepts for media content streaming are described. Some allow for streaming spatial scene content in a spatially unequal manner so that the visible quality for the user is increased, or the processing complexity or used bandwidth at the streaming retrieval site is decreased. Others allow for streaming spatial scene content in a manner enlarging the applicability to further application scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Robert Skupin, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Thomas Wiegand, Dimitri Podborski
  • Patent number: 11496541
    Abstract: Various concepts for media content streaming are described. Some allow for streaming spatial scene content in a spatially unequal manner so that the visible quality for the user is increased, or the processing complexity or used bandwidth at the streaming retrieval site is decreased. Others allow for streaming spatial scene content in a manner enlarging the applicability to further application scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Robert Skupin, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Thomas Wiegand, Dimitri Podborski
  • Patent number: 11496538
    Abstract: Various concepts for media content streaming are described. Some allow for streaming spatial scene content in a spatially unequal manner so that the visible quality for the user is increased, or the processing complexity or used bandwidth at the streaming retrieval site is decreased. Others allow for streaming spatial scene content in a manner enlarging the applicability to further application scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    Inventors: Robert Skupin, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Thomas Wiegand, Dimitri Podborski
  • Patent number: 11496539
    Abstract: Various concepts for media content streaming are described. Some allow for streaming spatial scene content in a spatially unequal manner so that the visible quality for the user is increased, or the processing complexity or used bandwidth at the streaming retrieval site is decreased. Others allow for streaming spatial scene content in a manner enlarging the applicability to further application scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Robert Skupin, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Thomas Wiegand, Dimitri Podborski
  • Patent number: 11496652
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus provided with a display unit configured to display image data, comprises a synchronization control unit that generates a synchronization signal based on a display rate of the display unit, and an image processing unit that operates in accordance with an operating clock and execute image processing on image data to be displayed on the display unit at a display rate synchronized with the synchronization signal. The operating clock is not changed when the synchronization control unit changes a period of the synchronization signal in accordance with a change in a display rate of the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Onuma, Koichi Gunji, Yasushi Ito, Manabu Umeyama
  • Patent number: 11490047
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for dynamically adjusting an aspect ratio of a video. Exemplary methods can include receiving (i) a video having an original aspect ratio and at least one user interface (UI) element configured to be selected by a user of the video and (ii) an aspect ratio of a display screen for presenting the video. The methods can include automatically determining a display area of the video to be presented based on (i) the default position of the at least one UI element in the video, (ii) an active area in the video, and/or (iii) a central area in the video, the display area having an aspect ratio equal to the aspect ratio of the display screen; and presenting the video display area in the display screen with the at least one UI element for at least the portion of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: JBF Interlude 2009 LTD
    Inventors: Jonathan Bloch, Barak Feldman, Tal Zubalsky, Yuval Hofshy, Tomer Lahav
  • Patent number: 11489900
    Abstract: Various concepts for media content streaming are described. Some allow for streaming spatial scene content in a spatially unequal manner so that the visible quality for the user is increased, or the processing complexity or used bandwidth at the streaming retrieval site is decreased. Others allow for streaming spatial scene content in a manner enlarging the applicability to further application scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Robert Skupin, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Thomas Wiegand, Dimitri Podborski
  • Patent number: 11490073
    Abstract: A video data processor converts input video data into sub-frame data in which one frame is composed of a plurality of sub-frames. A liquid crystal display device includes a display pixel unit in which a greater number of pixels than the number of pixels of the camera to be evaluated are arranged, and switches a display image to be captured by a camera for each frame asynchronously with the camera based on the sub-frame data to display the display image in a frame-sequential manner. The video data processor includes a sub-frame data conversion table which differs for each of a plurality of pixels corresponding to one pixel of the camera, and a sub-frame data converter configured to convert the video data into the sub-frame data for each of the plurality of pixels based on the sub-frame data conversion table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Kido
  • Patent number: 11483529
    Abstract: A tangible, non-transitory machine-readable medium includes machine-readable instructions that, when executed, cause processing circuitry to receive a signal indicative of high dynamic range content. The signal includes 1) a first portion that forms a first percentage of the signal and is associated with a first brightness range and 2) a second portion that forms a second percentage of the signal associated with a second brightness range. The instructions, when executed, are also configured to cause the processing circuitry to produce an adjusted signal to represent the signal such that a graphical representation of the adjusted signal includes an area corresponding to the first portion of the signal that is expanded relative to a graphical representation of the first portion of the signal. Furthermore, the instructions, when executed, are configured to cause the processing circuitry to cause display of a graphical representation of the adjusted signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn A. Reitmeier, Arley Christopher Seeger
  • Patent number: 11470291
    Abstract: A projector including a casing, a control system, an image assembly and at least one electric thermal heater is provided. The image assembly is coupled to and controlled by the control system. The electric thermal heater is coupled to and controlled by the control system. The control system is configured to activate the electric thermal heater to preheat the image assembly, such that the image assembly is warmed up to a cut-off temperature. Then, the control system is configured to switch off the electric thermal heater. Then the focal length of the image assembly is adjusted. A focal length adjusting method for the projector is further provided. The projector and the method may be used to avoid the thermal expansion of various elements, so as to avoid focal length shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Te-Tang Chen, Chun-Lung Yen, Wen-Yen Chung, Tung-Chou Hu
  • Patent number: 11470232
    Abstract: An optical image transmission unit that is provided in the rotating body so as to rotate integrally with the rotating body, that is provided such that a light entering end faces an outer peripheral surface of the terminal supported on the terminal supporting unit and a light emitting end is provided on the light receiving axis of the camera, and that is configured to emit an optical image of the outer peripheral surface of the terminal having entered the light entering end from the light emitting end toward the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, JAPAN CHAIN TERMINAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11463496
    Abstract: Various concepts for media content streaming are described. Some allow for streaming spatial scene content in a spatially unequal manner so that the visible quality for the user is increased, or the processing complexity or used bandwidth at the streaming retrieval site is decreased. Others allow for streaming spatial scene content in a manner enlarging the applicability to further application scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Robert Skupin, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Thomas Wiegand, Dimitri Podborski
  • Patent number: 11463497
    Abstract: Various concepts for media content streaming are described. Some allow for streaming spatial scene content in a spatially unequal manner so that the visible quality for the user is increased, or the processing complexity or used bandwidth at the streaming retrieval site is decreased. Others allow for streaming spatial scene content in a manner enlarging the applicability to further application scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Robert Skupin, Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Yago Sánchez De La Fuente, Thomas Wiegand, Dimitri Podborski