Patents Examined by Patrick E Demosky
  • Patent number: 10972733
    Abstract: Example techniques are described to illustrate multiple transform applied for Intra prediction residual. It may be used in the context of advanced video codecs, such as extensions of HEVC or the next generation of video coding standards. A video encoder and a video decoder may select transform subsets that each identify one or more candidate transforms. The video encoder and the video decoder may determine transforms from the selected transform subsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xin Zhao, Vadim Seregin, Marta Karczewicz, Jianle Chen
  • Patent number: 10945639
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fitting room mirror including image capturing means and image processing means enabling the determination of body dimensions and in providing cloth-fitting advice to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Van de Velde NV
    Inventors: Dominicus Laan, Lieve Vermeire, Geert Van Der Biest, Michael Bal, Sabine Dotremont, Roel De Rijck, Tim Verbeeren
  • Patent number: 10937184
    Abstract: A camera assembly, a method for tracking a target portion based on the camera assembly, and an electronic device are provided. The camera assembly includes: a first camera; a first motor for driving the first camera to move; a second camera, comprising a plurality of pixel blocks each being formed of a plurality of photosensitive pixels and configured to obtain a first photodiode pixel by capturing a target portion of an object to be photographed through a first part of the plurality of photosensitive pixels and obtain a second photodiode pixel by capturing the target portion through a second part of the plurality of photosensitive pixels when the target portion is detected; a controller, configured to obtain a global photodiode pixel, calculate a phase difference and control the first motor to drive the first camera to move to an in-focus position according to the phase difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaopeng Li
  • Patent number: 10929969
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatus, systems and methods of measuring the weight and distribution of the fluff pulp and super absorbent polymer (SAP) or absorbent gelling material (AGM) of absorbent articles. The apparatus may be located at a position after the absorbent cores are formed. Each absorbent article is passed between the light emitter and the camera as well as between the radio transmitter and the radio detector. The camera and radio detector receive the signal transmitted by the light emitter and the radio transmitter respectively through the absorbent articles. The encoder synchronizes the transmission of data by the camera and the radio receiver to the movement of the web. The computer receives the signal data from radio detector and the image data from the camera from each absorbent article and uses the data to determine at least the weight of the fluff pulp and SAP/AGM in the absorbent core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: AccuSentry, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Siong Tan, Stephen Wachtel, Tjendera Santoso, Patrick Lizana, David Kosen
  • Patent number: 10931855
    Abstract: An imaging control apparatus includes: a control unit controlling a panorama image capturing of an imaging unit imaging a subject; and a setting unit changing control setting of the panorama image capturing between when an imaging unit is in a stable rotation state where the imaging unit is stably rotatable in a substantially horizontal direction and when the imaging unit is in a non-stable rotation state which is not the stable rotation state, as control of the panorama image capturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shingo Yoshizumi
  • Patent number: 10895754
    Abstract: A system described herein includes a first lens, a first image stabilization unit and a first image plane. When seen from the first lens in the direction of the first image plane, the order in which the elements are arranged along a first optical axis is as follows: first lens, first image stabilization unit and first image plane. The first image stabilization unit has at least one first inlet surface and at least one first outlet surface. The first inlet surface is oriented towards the first lens. The first outlet surface is oriented towards the first image plane. Furthermore, the first outlet surface is spaced apart from the first image plane in a range of 1 mm to 20 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignees: CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG, CARL ZEISS AG
    Inventors: Christian Bach, Erhard Mutz, Christof Heintz, Jörg Reinhardt
  • Patent number: 10897615
    Abstract: An image encoding apparatus includes a plane conversion unit which generates, from image data of one frame of the moving image data, a plurality of planes each formed from a single component, a frequency conversion unit which generates a plurality of subbands for each plane by performing frequency conversion for each plane, a quantization unit which quantizes coefficients in each subband using a quantization parameter, an encoder which encodes the quantized coefficient data, and a control unit which updates the quantization parameter so that a code amount of the encoded data becomes equal to a target code amount set for each plane. The control unit updates the quantization parameter by accumulating a difference between the target code amount set for each plane and a generated code amount of each plane, and distributing the accumulated differences to the plurality of planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Dai Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 10893268
    Abstract: A method is provided for coding a current image that has previously been partitioned into blocks. The method includes, for a current block that is to be coded: partitioning the current block at least once into a plurality of subblocks; and representing) the partitioning of current block in the form of a first digital information sequence. The coding method further includes predicting the partitioning of the current block relative to the partitioning of a block that has already been coded and then decoded and that is represented in the form of a second digital information sequence, by comparing the first and second sequences with each other or by comparing the corresponding partitionings with each other, and then by determining residual digital information representative of the comparison in application of a predetermined comparison criterion; and encoding the residual digital information as determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Joel Jung, Kartik Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 10869032
    Abstract: Methods of video streaming are generally described. In some examples, the methods may be performed by a server device and may include generating first intra-coded frame (I-frame) data and a plurality of enhancement layer data corresponding to the first I-frame data. The methods may further include sending the first I-frame data to a client device. The methods may further include transmitting first enhancement layer data to the client device. The methods may include sending first inter-coded frame data to the client device. In some examples, the first inter-coded frame data can be decoded by referencing first reference frame data generated by combining the first I-frame data and the first enhancement layer data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yueshi Shen, Qi Keith Wang, Ilya Vladimirovich Brailovskiy, Renganathan Veerasubramanian, Yongjun Wu
  • Patent number: 10805572
    Abstract: A display with a detachable screen according to the present application includes a servo body and a display screen, the display screen is electrically connected to the servo body via an electric wire, the display screen is detachably connected to the servo body, and the servo body drives the display screen to move between an unfolded position and a folded position, and the electric wire is detachably connected to the display screen. The display with the detachable screen according to the present application has a simple and compact structure and occupies a small volume, and the assembling and disassembling is convenient and efficient, the display screen can be separately detached from the servo body easily, thus it is convenient to independently maintain and replace the display screen without the complicated process of detaching the entire display from an interior trimming panel of a luggage rack of a passenger aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: THALES CETC AVIONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhijian Yan, Min Liu, Hanjun Kou, Hongchuan Deng, Kui Zhou, Zhenhua Song, Dake Liao
  • Patent number: 10805062
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a hardware timer, a memory, a communication circuit, and a processor. The processor is configured to measure a first time point of the hardware timer in response to a playback event received via the communication circuit from a master paired with the electronic device, calculate a second time point by adding a predefined first time interval to the first time point, and execute an instruction to play back a sound source at the second time point. A first resolution of the hardware timer is set to be higher than a second resolution of an operating system (OS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hyun Jo, Hyeong Geun Kim, Dong Hoon Hyun, Gwang Ho Hwang, Dong Hyoun Son
  • Patent number: 10798316
    Abstract: Systems and methods for imaging a target object are provided. In one example, a multispectral imager includes an objective lens configured to disperse light from a target object with a high degree of longitudinal chromatic aberrations along an optical axis of the objective lens. The multispectral imager also includes a sensor configured to capture a whole image of the target object at each of a plurality of wavelengths when at least one of the objective lens and the sensor is moved along the optical axis. Furthermore, the multispectral imager includes a processor configured to analyze intensities of different additive primary colors of each pixel of each whole image to determine which pixels have a correct wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Alain Gillet, Jean-Luc Basso
  • Patent number: 10787125
    Abstract: A camera system for a vehicle includes a camera module having an imager assembly, a main circuit board and a camera housing, with the imager assembly including (i) an imager disposed on an imager circuit board and (ii) a lens assembly having a lens barrel accommodating a lens. A bracket is configured to attach at the vehicle windshield and to receive the camera module. The lens barrel extends from a portion of the lens assembly that is enclosed by the camera housing through an aperture to protrude outside the camera housing. With the camera module received by the bracket and with the bracket attached at the windshield, a forward portion of the camera housing is below the lens barrel. A separate stray light shield is disposed at the forward portion of the camera housing to reduce incidence of stray light at the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Garret F. Achenbach, Brian J. Winden, Christopher L. Van Dan Elzen
  • Patent number: 10785492
    Abstract: A process for determining the selection of filters and input samples is provided for scalable video coding. The process provides for re-sampling using video data obtained from an encoder or decoder process of a base layer (BL) in a multi-layer system to improve quality in Scalable High Efficiency Video Coding (SHVC). In order to provide better alignment between layers, it is proposed that reference layer offset adjustment parameters be signaled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Koohyar Minoo, David M. Baylon, Ajay Luthra
  • Patent number: 10764592
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are described including performing scalable video coding using inter-layer residual prediction. Inter-layer residual prediction in an enhancement layer coding unit, prediction unit, or transform unit may use residual data obtained from a base layer or from a lower enhancement layer. The residual may be subjected to upsample filtering and/or refinement filtering. The upsample or refinement filter coefficients may be predetermined or may be adoptively determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Wenhao Zhang, Yi-Jen Chiu, Lidong Xu, Yu Han, Zhipin Deng, Xiaoxia Cai
  • Patent number: 10764593
    Abstract: Provided are a video encoding method and apparatus having temporal scalability, and a video decoding method and apparatus having temporal scalability. The video encoding method includes: splitting pictures included in a picture sequence into temporal sub-layers; classifying, as a first temporal layer access picture or a second temporal layer access picture, a temporal layer access picture based on whether a picture encoded after the temporal layer access picture is capable of referring to a picture encoded before the temporal layer access picture; and adding, to transmission unit data including the temporal layer access picture, type syntax information for identifying the first temporal layer access picture and the second temporal layer access picture, wherein the picture encoded after the temporal layer access picture belongs to a same temporal sub-layer as the temporal layer access picture or belongs to an upper temporal sub-layer to the temporal layer access picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byeong-doo Choi, Young-o Park, Il-koo Kim, Jae-hyun Kim, Jeong-hoon Park
  • Patent number: 10735746
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motion compensation performed under an inter-frame prediction. A fractional sample interpolation is applied on retrieved samples to generate fractional samples. The fractional sample interpolation comprises a plurality of filtering operations, and all of filtered results from the filtering operations are truncated down to a predetermined bit depth independent of the bit depth of the samples stored in the reference picture memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventor: Frank Jan Bossen
  • Patent number: 10721481
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motion compensation performed under an inter-frame prediction. A fractional sample interpolation is applied on retrieved samples to generate fractional samples. The fractional sample interpolation comprises a plurality of filtering operations, and all of filtered results from the filtering operations are truncated down to a predetermined bit depth independent of the bit depth of the samples stored in the reference picture memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventor: Frank Jan Bossen
  • Patent number: 10715748
    Abstract: A projector includes an infrared generator, an infrared camera, an infrared control module, and a controller. The infrared generator provides an infrared curtain on a screen that the projector projects an image. The infrared camera detects a selection of an icon on a control strip located within the infrared curtain. The infrared control module is in communication with the infrared generator and the infrared camera, and determines a coordinate position within the infrared curtain associated with the selection of the icon on the control strip. The controller is in communication with the infrared control module, and determines a command for the projector based on the coordinate position of the selection of the icon, and executes the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Karthikeyan Krishnakumar, Bruce C. Montag
  • Patent number: 10706521
    Abstract: To inspect a board, first, a measurement area is set on the board and a reference data of the measurement area is obtained. Then, a measurement data of the measurement area is obtained per colors, and a lighting condition is set using the reference data of the measurement area and the measurement data obtained per colors. Next, a feature object in the measurement area is set, and a distortion quantity between the reference data and the measurement data is obtained by comparing the reference data corresponding to the feature object and the measurement data corresponding to the feature object obtained under the lighting condition. Then, an inspection area is set by compensating the distortion quantity. Therefore, it is possible to compensate the distortion and set precisely the inspection area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: KOH YOUNG TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Soo-Young Cho