Patents Examined by Patricia I Young
  • Patent number: 10960511
    Abstract: Disclosed is a machine for acquiring images (1) including: a support (10) for optical lens, on one side of the support, a light source (20), on the other side of the support, an image sensor (30) suitable for capturing at least two images of the optical lens illuminated by the light source, viewed from two different angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Vincent Anatole, Cedric Sileo
  • Patent number: 10939049
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems are described for positional tracking (PT) in Augmented Reality (AR) applications. The method may include creating different images for AR preview and PT applications. In some cases, the PT information utilizes key point information. The AR preview and the PT images may be generated simultaneously using time division, space division, split timing, or any combination thereof. This may result in PT with significantly less motion blur. Accordingly, the PT will be more robust, and there will be more good frames available for key components of a PT algorithm (i.e., using visual PT to calibrate the biases of an inertial measurement unit). Thus, the methods and apparatus of the present disclosure may enable more effective management of the trade-off between motion-blur, noise and resolution for PT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nathan Henri Levy, Ariel Orfaig, Sebastien Derhy, Shachaf Amir, Yoel Yaffe
  • Patent number: 10931947
    Abstract: A video coding device may be configured to perform transform data coding according to one or more of the techniques described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG INNOVATION COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Seung-Hwan Kim, Christopher Andrew Segall
  • Patent number: 10931962
    Abstract: A moving picture coding method includes: making a determination as to whether or not to code all blocks in a current picture in the skip mode; setting, based on a result of the determination, a first flag indicating whether or not a temporally neighboring block is to be referenced, a value of a parameter for determining a total number of merging candidates, and a second flag for each block included in the current picture, the second flag indicating whether or not the block is to be coded in the skip mode; calculating, as a merging candidate, a neighboring block usable for merging; and coding an index which indicates a merging candidate to be used for coding of the current block and attaching the coded index to a bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Sugio, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Kyoko Tanikawa, Hisao Sasai, Toru Matsunobu, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: 10924723
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus including an imaging lens, and an image sensor array of first and second image sensor units, wherein a single first image sensor unit includes a single first microlens and a plurality of image sensors, a single second image sensor unit includes a single second microlens and a single image sensor, light passing through the imaging lens and reaching each first image sensor unit passes through the first microlens and forms an image on the image sensors constituting the first image sensor unit, light passing through the imaging lens and reaching each second image sensor unit passes through the second microlens and forms an image on the image sensor constituting the second image sensor unit, an inter-unit light shielding layer is formed between the image sensor units, and a light shielding layer is not formed between the image sensor units constituting the first image sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10911760
    Abstract: A method includes acquiring a current picture segmented into a plurality of units and divided into a plurality of tiles, each unit divided into a plurality of blocks, the plurality of blocks in each unit being arranged as a first grid, and the plurality of units being arranged as a second grid in each tile. The method includes decoding, for one of the units in a first tile, a first current block from the plurality of blocks using an entry from a first HMVP buffer associated with the first tile. The method includes updating the first HMVP buffer with a motion vector of the decoded first current block. The method includes in response to determining that the first current block is located in a first column and a first row of a first unit of a row in the second grid of the first tile, resetting the first HMVP buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Tencent America LLC
    Inventors: Xiaozhong Xu, Xiang Li, Shan Liu
  • Patent number: 10904421
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, an apparatus for taking pictures or videos triggered by pre-selected changes in a user's biorhythms includes a wearable camera for taking one or more picture and/or videos. The wearable camera is configured to be worn by the user. The apparatus also includes at least one processor configured to receive a biorhythm signal indicative of at least one detected biorhythm of a user. The processor is configured to compare the received biorhythm signal to a biorhythm threshold and, in response to the received biorhythm signal exceeding the biorhythm threshold, to simultaneously trigger the wearable camera to take one or more pictures or videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Kristin Blume Slater
  • Patent number: 10897567
    Abstract: A control device includes a display configured to show an image captured by an imaging device supported by a movable object and one or more processors configured to obtain information about a user input indicative of a target shown within the image, and generate data, based on the information about the user input indicative of the target, to effectuate an automatic control of a zoom level of the imaging device and an attitude of the imaging device relative to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingxi Wang, Hanping Chen, Jiadi Wang, Qi Zhou, Chao Weng
  • Patent number: 10893270
    Abstract: An image encoding device adapted to segment an image into blocks and encode the image in units of blocks resulting from segmenting the image is provided. A block segmentation unit recursively segments the image into rectangles of a predetermined size to generate a block subject to encoding. A bitstream generation unit encodes block segmentation information of the block subject to encoding. The block segmentation unit includes: a quartering unit that quarters a target block in recursive segmentation in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction to generate four blocks; and a halving unit that halves a target block in recursive segmentation in a horizontal or vertical direction to generate two blocks. When previous recursive segmentation is halving, the halving unit prohibits a target block subject to current recursive segmentation from being segmented in the same direction as a direction in which the block was segmented in the previous recursive segmentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeru Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10880572
    Abstract: A moving picture coding includes: coding a first flag indicating whether or not temporal motion vector prediction is used; when the first flag indicates that the temporal motion vector prediction is used: coding a first parameter for calculating the temporal predictive motion vector; wherein when the first flag indicates that the temporal motion vector prediction is not used, the first parameter is not coded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Sugio, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Kyoko Tanikawa, Hisao Sasai, Toru Matsunobu, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: 10878551
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated detection and classification of objects in a fluid of a receptacle such as, for example, a soft-sided receptacle such as a flexible container. The automated detection may include initiating movement of the receptacle to move objects in the fluid contained by the receptacle. Sequential frames of image data may be recorded and processed to identify moving objects in the image data. In turn, at least one motion parameter of the objects may be determined and utilized to classify the object into at least one of a predetermined plurality of object classes. For example, the object classes may at least include a predetermined class corresponding to bubbles and a predetermined class corresponding to particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA, Northwestern University
    Inventors: Armin Kappeler, Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, Georgios Andrea Bertos, Kirk Andrew Ashline, Neal Anthony Zupec
  • Patent number: 10864860
    Abstract: A method of stitching panoramic optical images around a vehicle having, receiving a plurality of optical images from a plurality of image sensors mounted on the vehicle of a plurality of objects surrounding the vehicle, overlapping optical images of the plurality of objects surrounding the vehicle, identifying seams between the plurality of objects surrounding the vehicle within the plurality of optical images, receiving a plurality of radar images from a plurality of radar sensors mounted on the vehicle indicating at least one direction and at least one distance of at least one of the plurality objects surrounding the vehicle, linking the plurality of optical images of the plurality of objects surrounding the its vehicle to the plurality of radar images and stitching the plurality of optical images based on the plurality of radar images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Black Sesame International Holding Limited
    Inventor: Jin Li
  • Patent number: 10856030
    Abstract: A request for a video may be received from a client device. A determination whether to transmit the video at a first video resolution or a second video resolution based on a quality of the video at the first video resolution when converted to the second video resolution at the client device may be made. The video may be transmitted to the client device at the determined first video resolution or the second video resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Sang-Uok Kum, Sam John, Thierry Foucu, Lei Yang, Alexander Jay Converse, Steve Benting
  • Patent number: 10845606
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) includes a pancake lens block, an eye tracking system, and an electronic display. The electronic display is coated with a dichroic film that transmits visible light and reflects infrared light (IR). An IR emitter illuminates an eye of the user, and infrared light is reflected from an eye through the pancake lens block and is incident on the dichroic film. The reflected light is captured by an image capturing element of the eye tracking system that is positioned at a periphery of HMD located off-axis relative to an optical axis of the pancake lens block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robin Sharma, Ying Geng, Brian Wheelwright, Jacques Gollier, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai, Andrew John Ouderkirk
  • Patent number: 10848664
    Abstract: A first image capture device includes a display that renders a preview of a scene and a processor that determines a cumulative image score associated with each camera setting for a specified time period, based on the rendered preview. The processor captures a first video segment of a video using a first camera setting. The first camera setting is associated with a first cumulative image score equal to or greater than a set image score threshold. The processor detects a change in the first cumulative image score to a second cumulative image score for an upcoming video segment, based on a video buffer. The second cumulative image score is less than the set image score threshold. The processor captures a second video segment corresponding to the upcoming video segment using a second camera setting to maintain the cumulative image score equal to or greater than the set image score threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanimozhi Udayakumar, Sandeep Rajarathnam, Prashanth Puttamalla, Madhvesh Sulibhavi
  • Patent number: 10841662
    Abstract: A system and method for inserting secondary content, e.g., advertisement content, graphics, images, etc., in a 360-degree immersive video environment. When a request is received from a client device for playing a video asset, a plurality of video tiles of the video asset are selected to be assembled as a video frame for delivery to the client device. A portion of the video tiles are identified that can be replaced with a corresponding set of advertisement content tiles, e.g., based on gaze vector information and/or a tile metadata specification containing advertisement insertion availability timing information with respect to each of the tiles of the video frame. After replacing the portion of the identified video tiles, the corresponding set of advertisement content tiles and remaining video tiles are assembled into the video frame including the advertisement content tiles at select locations, which is transmitted to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Chris Phillips, Robert Hammond Forsman, Vishal Changrani
  • Patent number: 10832638
    Abstract: There is provided an image display device including a display control unit having a display combining unit that displays one or a plurality of pathological index cursors based on information relating to a pathological slide image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Yamane
  • Patent number: 10817721
    Abstract: [Problem] To reduce the size of a head-mounted display or other typical display device comprising a gaze detection device. [Solution] A gaze detection device comprising a semi-reflective mirror 13 that partly transmits and partly reflects incident light, and one or more gaze analysis cameras that capture images of the user's eye 10 reflected in the semi-reflective mirror 13, wherein the semi-reflective mirror 13 is positioned to face the eyes 10 of the user and images of the user's eye 10 reflected in the semi-reflective mirror 13 are captured by one or more abovementioned cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FOVE, INC.
    Inventor: Lochlainn Wilson
  • Patent number: 10812730
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems are described for positional tracking (PT) in Augmented Reality (AR) applications. The method may include creating different images for AR preview and PT applications. In some cases, the PT information utilizes key point information. The AR preview and the PT images may be generated simultaneously using time division, space division, split timing, or any combination thereof. This may result in PT with significantly less motion blur. Accordingly, the PT will be more robust, and there will be more good frames available for key components of a PT algorithm (i.e., using visual PT to calibrate the biases of an inertial measurement unit). Thus, the methods and apparatus of the present disclosure may enable more effective management of the trade-off between motion-blur, noise and resolution for PT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nathan Henri Levy, Ariel Orfaig, Sebastien Derhy, Shachaf Amir, Yoel Yaffe
  • Patent number: 10805607
    Abstract: An image signal decoding method according to the present invention comprises the steps of: decoding information indicating whether a current block is encoded using a multi-mode intra prediction; when it is determined that the current block is encoded in the multi-mode intra prediction, dividing the current block into a plurality of partial blocks; and obtaining an intra prediction mode of each of the plurality of partial blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Industry Academy Cooperation Foundation of Sejong University
    Inventors: Joo Hee Moon, Sung Won Lim, Dong Jae Won