Patents Examined by Padma Haliyur
  • Patent number: 11070732
    Abstract: An image processing method includes obtaining a current image frame. The image processing method also includes in response to feedback information, determining a reference image frame for coding the current image frame based on the feedback information. The feedback information is transmitted by a receiver based on a variable feedback time interval, and is configured to indicate a transmission status of an image frame transmitted by a transmitter to the receiver prior to the feedback information. The image processing method also includes coding the current image frame based on an inter-frame coding and the reference image frame to generate coded data. The image processing method further includes transmitting the coded data to the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Zhu, Ning Ma, Ming Gong
  • Patent number: 11070727
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a control unit that performs setting for shooting in accordance with an input from a first input unit is which setting for a still image shooting mode and a plurality of frame rates at the time of moving image shooting can be continuously input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kouji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11070738
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for operating a camera-enabled device are described. The camera-enabled device may emit, via a first light emitting source, an infrared light in a physical environment and determine time-of-flight information associated with a target object in the physical environment based on the emitted infrared light. The camera-enabled device may estimate one or more exposure settings based on the time-of-flight information, and emit, via a second light emitting source, a visible light in the physical environment based on the estimated one or more exposure settings. As a result, the camera-enabled device may capture an image of the physical environment based on the emitted visible light and the estimated one or more exposure settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Loic Francois Segapelli, Ho Sang Lee, Ying Noyes
  • Patent number: 11064108
    Abstract: A media processing apparatus and method for frame rate control based on rendered objects. The media processing apparatus receives a first plurality of image frames which may include a first plurality of objects from a first image capturing device. The media processing apparatus receives a first user input corresponding to a first object from a first media rendering device. The media processing apparatus determines a first speed of movement of the first object based on an analysis of a first set of consecutive image frames from the first plurality of image frames and calculates a first frame rate based on the determined first speed of movement of the first object. The first image capturing device captures a second plurality of image frames at the first frame rate. The media processing apparatus transmits the captured second plurality of image frames to the first media rendering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Prashanth Puttamalla, Ashwin Kulkarni, Sankar Shanmugam
  • Patent number: 11057579
    Abstract: An anti-overexposure circuit structure and an electronic device using the same are provided. An anti-overexposure circuit structure includes a first capacitor, a second capacitor, a photo diode, a first switch and a control circuit. The photo diode is coupled to the first capacitor and the second capacitor. The first switch is serially connected to the photo diode. The control circuit is coupled to the first switch and configured to: control the first switch to be turned off when SOC of the first capacitor or SOC of the second capacitor the SOC is lower than a predetermined level. As a result, it can prevent pixel unit of the electronic device from being overexposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Shou-Te Wei, Wei-Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 11050930
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: an imager including an imaging sensor configured to acquire an optical image; and a processor configured to: perform pixel displacement to displace a positional relationship between a subject and the imager in a unit of a pixel pitch or less; detect an amount and a direction of a shake; perform shake correction to correct the positional relationship between the subject and the imager based on a detection result; perform first imaging for a first predetermined number of times for each position of the pixel displacement to generate a first group of images; combine the images of the first group to generate a first high-resolution image; perform second imaging for a second predetermined number of times for each position of the pixel displacement to generate a second group of images; and combine the images of the second group to generate a second high-resolution image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Kawawa, Satoshi Miyazaki, Keiji Kunishige
  • Patent number: 11044406
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a control unit configured to control so that counting of a self-timer is started responding to a shooting instruction of a still image, and shooting of the still image is performed responding to expiration of the self-timer, and to control so that counting of a self-timer is started responding to a shooting instruction of a moving image, and recording of the moving image is started responding to expiration of the self-timer; and a display control unit configured to control so that a first item for countdown is displayed during the counting of the self-timer responding to the shooting instruction of the still image, and to control so that a second item for countdown is displayed during the counting of the self-timer responding to the shooting instruction of the moving image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daiyu Ueno
  • Patent number: 11042985
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus which generates a display image, includes: terminals; and at least one processor and/or at least one circuit to perform the operations of the following units: obtaining unit configured to obtain second images each having a second number of pixels from the terminals, wherein the second images form a first image having a first number of pixels, setting unit configured to set a region of the first image corresponding to the display image based on user input, and generating unit configured to generate the display image on the basis of one of the second images in a case where the number of pixels in the region is greater than a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ken Yanagibashi, Hirofumi Urabe, Takushi Kimura
  • Patent number: 11039070
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a control unit configured to perform control to: in a first state where a first selectable candidate group is assigned to an current candidate group, switch from selecting a first candidate of the first candidate group to selecting a second candidate of the first candidate group in response to an first type operation of a specific operating member; in the first state, change from the first state to a second state, where a second selectable candidate group is assigned to the current candidate group, in response to a second type operation of the specific operating member; in the second state, switch from selecting a first candidate of the second candidate group to selecting a second candidate of the second candidate group in response to the first type operation of the specific operating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsukasa Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11037975
    Abstract: Provided is a semiconductor device including: a multilayer substrate including an optical element; a light-transmitting plate provided on the substrate to cover the optical element; and a lens of an inorganic material provided between the substrate and the light-transmitting plate. A structure having a same strength as a strength per unit area of the lens is provided at a portion outside an effective photosensitive region where the optical element is formed, when the substrate is viewed in plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Hirano, Shinji Miyazawa, Kensaku Maeda, Yusuke Moriya, Shunsuke Furuse, Yutaka Ooka
  • Patent number: 11039092
    Abstract: To support sparse scanout of an image sensor, an image data protocol such as the MIPI CSI protocol is extended with support for pixel coordinates in long packets. The receiver uses these to compute where in memory these pixels should be stored or where on a display they should be displayed. Truly sparse scanout is supported for any arbitrarily shaped image areas including for example elliptical readout for fisheye lenses. These techniques save MIPI and serializer/deserializer bandwidth in automotive and other applications, allowing for more cameras per vehicle or other host. Such techniques can be implemented in a way that is compatible with prior MIPI standardized approaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventor: Joshua Wise
  • Patent number: 11029579
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging apparatus and an electronic apparatus that are capable of adjusting a focal position with high accuracy. There are provided a lens that collects subject light, an image sensor that photoelectrically converts the subject light from the lens, a circuit substrate including a circuit that outputs a signal from the image sensor to the outside, an actuator that drives the lens with a pulse width modulation (PWM) waveform, and a detection unit that detects a magnetic field generated by a coil included in the actuator. The detection unit detects an induced electromotive force generated by the magnetic field. In addition, the detection unit detects a position of the lens from the induced electromotive force. The present technology can be applied to an imaging apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuji Kimura
  • Patent number: 11025853
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a comparator circuit, a solid-state imaging apparatus, and an electronic device which enable to improve a frame rate. A comparator compares an analog signal with a reference signal, an amplification stage amplifies output of a comparing unit and has different output change speeds in normal rotation and in reverse rotation, and a switch circuit fixes an input node or an output node of the amplification stage to a predetermined voltage in a predetermined period before a comparing operation by the comparator so that the amplification stage operates in a change direction having a higher output change speed. The present technology can be applied to a comparator circuit provided to an A/D converter of a CMOS image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Ogawa, Yusuke Oike
  • Patent number: 11025818
    Abstract: To satisfactorily detect an edge detection signal of a high frequency band from a captured image signal at all times. A filtering unit extracts an edge detection signal of a high frequency band from an image signal obtained from imaging, and a band control unit controls the high frequency band on the basis of lens information. For example, the filtering unit includes a first high-pass filter with a first cutoff frequency, a second high-pass filter with a second cutoff frequency that is lower than the first cutoff frequency, and an ? blending unit that performs ? blending on output of the first high-pass filter and output of the second high-pass filter. Even if the frequency of the edge detection signal included in the captured image signal varies due to a change in a zoom position, a lens model number, an F value or the like, the edge detection signal can be satisfactorily detected at all times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shun Tanioka, Koji Kamiya
  • Patent number: 11012625
    Abstract: Electronic equipment includes a first operating member having a touch detecting face, a first display unit provided on a first face where the touch operating face is disposed, a second display unit configured with a larger display area than the first display unit and disposed in a direction orthogonal to a horizontal direction with regard to the touch operating face, and a grip portion configured for a user to grip. The first operating member detects a touch operation and slide operation on a touch operating face. The first operating member is disposed between the first display unit and the grip portion in the horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Haruhisa Ueda, Jun Kamiya, Takahiro Akimoto
  • Patent number: 11012626
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a camera, a display, a memory, a communication module, and a processor configured to identify a plurality of parameter sets related to image capturing from an external device using the communication module, provide, in a first preview, at least part of one or more images using the display during at least part of obtaining the one or more images using the camera, generate one or more first corrected images to which a first parameter set among the plurality of parameter sets is applied, using the one or more images, generate one or more second corrected images to which a second parameter set among the plurality of parameter sets is applied, using the one or more images, identify priority for the plurality of parameter sets, and provide, in a second preview, one or more among the one or more first corrected images and the one or more second corrected images according to the priority during at least part of providing the first preview.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junghoon Kim, Hongsuk Choi
  • Patent number: 11012605
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image processing device, an image processing method, and a program that enable refocusing accompanied by desired optical effects. A light collection processing unit performs a light collection process to generate a processing result image focused at a predetermined distance, using images of a plurality of viewpoints. The light collection process is performed with the images of the plurality of viewpoints having pixel values adjusted with adjustment coefficients for the respective viewpoints. The present technology can be applied in a case where a refocused image is obtained from images of a plurality of viewpoints, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo Hayasaka, Katsuhisa Ito
  • Patent number: 11006023
    Abstract: A camera apparatus is mounted to a vehicle. The camera apparatus includes a camera module, a casing, and a restraining portion. The camera module includes a lens and a camera board on which an image sensor is provided. The casing houses the camera module. The restraining portion is configured to mechanically restrain movement of the camera module that is mounted in a predetermined mounting position within the casing, from the mounting position. The camera module is fixed to the casing by an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soji Masui, Sho Okuda, Daisuke Takama, Yasuki Furutake
  • Patent number: 11006063
    Abstract: A pixel readout circuit including a reset circuit configured to reset a first node to a first power supply voltage in response to a signal on a first scan line being active; a photodetector configured to generate, responsive to incident light, a charge signal and integrate the charge signal, the integrated charge signal causing a change in a voltage level at the first node; a photosensitive circuit configured to generate a pixel current in response to the change in the voltage level at the first node; and a switch circuit configured to transfer the pixel current to a signal readout line for readout in response to a signal on a second scan line being active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaohui Liu, Zhanjie Ma
  • Patent number: 10998369
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device including: a first substrate having a pixel unit, and a first semiconductor substrate and a first wiring layer; a second substrate with a circuit, and a second semiconductor substrate and a second wiring layer; and a third substrate with a circuit, and a third semiconductor substrate and a third wiring layer. The first and second substrates are bonded together such that the first wiring layer and the second semiconductor substrate are opposed to each other. The device includes a first coupling structure for electrically coupling a circuit of the first substrate and the circuit of the second substrate. The first coupling structure includes a via in which electrically-conductive materials are embedded in a first through hole that exposes a wiring line in the first wiring layer and in a second through hole that exposes a wiring line in the second wiring layer or a film-formed structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Hideto Hashiguchi, Reijiroh Shohji, Hiroshi Horikoshi, Ikue Mitsuhashi, Tadashi Iijima, Takatoshi Kameshima, Minoru Ishida, Masaki Haneda