Patents Examined by Paulos M. Natnael
  • Patent number: 11516446
    Abstract: The tiling screen (screen) is provided with a plurality of projection areas, and includes an overlapping area where end parts of the projection areas overlap each other, wherein when setting a number of times of overlapping to one in the overlapping area, reflectance in the overlapping area where the number of times is one is configured to be lower than reflectance in an area where the projection areas fail to overlap each other, and when setting the number of times of overlapping to N (N?2) in the overlapping area, the reflectance in the overlapping area where the number of times is N is configured to be lower than the reflectance in the overlapping area where the number of times of overlapping is a largest number of the numbers of times smaller than N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuo Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11516429
    Abstract: A system is provided for converting image data from a first image format to a second image format that approximates a three-dimensional lookup table. The system includes an image processing operation database that stores image format conversion configurations; an image format conversion selector that selects an image format conversion for converting the image data from a first to a second format and that accesses, from the database, a corresponding image format conversion configuration for converting the image data to the second format; and an image processor that executes processing input operations on RGB components of the image data, a 3×3 matrix, and processing output operations on the respective RGB components that are output from the 3×3 matrix, such that the image data is converted to the second format, with the processing input and output operations comprising the accessed image format conversion configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: GRASS VALLEY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jonathan Diggins, Charles S. Meyer, Stephen Ives
  • Patent number: 11503256
    Abstract: An object feature visualization system is disclosed. The system may include a computing device that generates video-mapped images to project onto physical objects. The video-mapped images may include features to be projected onto the objects. The projection of a video-mapped image onto the physical object allows for the visualization of the feature on the object. In some examples, the computing device receives a feature selection for a particular object, and generates a video-mapped image with the selected feature to provide to a projector to project the video-mapped image onto the physical object. In some examples, a user is able to select one or more features for one or more objects of a room display via a user interface. The system then projects video-mapped images with the selected features onto the physical objects. The system may allow a user to save feature selections, and to purchase or request additional information about objects with selected features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Material Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Adam I. Sandow
  • Patent number: 11503249
    Abstract: There is a problem that video data cannot be relayed from a transmission device having an HDMI connector to a receiving device having a USB Type-C connector. In order to solve the above problem, each of a receiving device having an HDMI reception function unit and a relay device, such as a conversion cable for relaying video data from a transmission device, is made to have a function of determining the other devices. By performing switching of a terminator or a protection element between valid and invalid or performing signal connection switching based on the determination result of the function unit, the above problem can be solved. In addition, it is also possible to realize reverse insertion connection for reversing the video data transmission direction of the relay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuaki Kabuto
  • Patent number: 11496668
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus detects a subject in a captured image. The image capture apparatus further recognizes its user based on an eyeball image of the user. The image capture apparatus then selects a main subject area from among the detected subject areas, based on information regarding subjects captured in the past and stored being associated with the recognized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masafumi Kimura
  • Patent number: 11492837
    Abstract: In order to notify a user of a vehicle of a sensor position in an easily understandable manner to easily open and close a vehicle door by an operation performed by the user of the vehicle, a vehicle door opening/closing device includes: a road surface projection unit configured to project a display representing a position at which shape identification is performed, on a road surface around a vehicle; a shape identification unit configured to perform identification of a shape of an object in a predetermined road surface range including the display projected by the road surface projection unit; and a control unit configured to drive opening or closing of a vehicle door when the shape that is identified by the shape identification unit for the object in the predetermined road surface range represents a shape of a foot portion of a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Tsunekawa, Hitoshi Horibe
  • Patent number: 11490048
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed towards reframing videos from one aspect ratio to another aspect ratio while maintaining visibility of regions of interest. A set of regions of interest are determined in frames in a video with a first aspect ratio. The set of regions of interest can be used to estimate an initial camera path. An optimal camera path is determined by leveraging the identified regions of interest using the initial camera path. Sub crops with a second aspect ratio different from the first aspect ratio of the video are identified. The sub crops are placed as designated using the optimal camera path to generate a cropped video with the second aspect ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Nicolas Huynh Thien, William Marino, Oliver Wang, Nico Alexander Becherer, Allison Breanne Walke
  • Patent number: 11483495
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method, an apparatus, and a system for implementing video stream switching. The method can determine switching reference information of a first reference frame trailer packet of a first video stream and switching reference information of a second reference frame trailer packet of a second video stream, when receiving a switching instruction; and switch from the first video stream sent through the target egress port to the second video stream based on the switching reference information of the first switching packet and the switching reference information of the second switching packet. Because locations of data packets sent before and after switching are considered during video stream switching, damage caused by a switching operation to a transmitted video image can be effectively reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinhui Zhang, Jie Xiong, Ji Li, Wenbin Liu
  • Patent number: 11477511
    Abstract: Methods, and system, and entertainment device are provided for identifying a user. A method includes detecting acceleration of a user manipulated component, comparing the detected acceleration with user acceleration that is associated with a user of the electronic device, identifying the user of the electronic device based on the comparison of the detected acceleration and the user acceleration, and operating the electronic device based on the identified user of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Adam Schafer, Jeremy Mickelsen, Christopher Burns, Rashmi Hegde
  • Patent number: 11477435
    Abstract: An optical system including one or more optical sensors and a processing unit capable of performing built-in tests of the optical sensor(s) and methods thereof are disclosed. The processing unit includes a built-in test module configured to detect a reduction of an optical quality of at least some of the images generated by at least one of the optical sensors with respect to an expected optical quality thereof. The built-in test module may be configured to determine whether the reduction of the optical quality thereof is due to the “external optical disturbances” (EOD) and/or failure of the optical sensor(s)/system. The processing unit may include a relative built-in test module configured to compare at least some images generated by at least two of the optical sensor(s) and to determine which of the at least two optical sensors thereof, if any, is subjected to at least one of the EOD and/or failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: RAIL VISION LTD.
    Inventor: Shahar Hania
  • Patent number: 11477423
    Abstract: A method for controlling a projector having a projection lens and a camera includes an acquisition step of acquiring a focal distance of the projection lens, a determination step of determining a size and an interval of dots configuring a projection pattern based on the focal distance, a projection step of projecting the projection pattern by the projection lens, and capturing step of capturing the projection pattern by the camera to generate a captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoichi Shishido
  • Patent number: 11477513
    Abstract: A smart control device is provided. The smart control device and a display panel of a smart TV are separately provided. The smart control device includes: a lifting unit, and a charging unit, and a main control unit including a main control circuit board configured to control the display panel. The lifting unit includes a bearing platform configured to bear a target object, an infrared sensor, and a lifting motor. The main control unit is configured to control an operation of the lifting motor and adjust a position of the bearing platform according to a detection signal of the infrared sensor. The charging unit is configured to charge the target object upon receiving a preset position signal generated in response to a determination that the bearing platform reaches a preset position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SKYWORTH-RGB ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jilei Qin
  • Patent number: 11468547
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adjusting video processing curves are disclosed herein. In one embodiment a method for applying an adjustment to an original curve derived from a set of input image data is disclosed, comprising: receiving a set of input image data to be adjusted; calculating an original curve from the set of input image data; receiving an adjustment curve, the adjustment curve based upon a desired image parameter; and applying the adjustment curve to the original curve to produce a resulting curve. In another embodiment, a display management unit (DMU) comprising a processor is disclosed that, upon receiving a set of input image data, processes the original curve according to: calculating an original curve from the set of input image data; receiving an adjustment curve, the adjustment curve based upon a desired image parameter; and applying the adjustment curve to the original curve to produce a resulting curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jaclyn Anne Pytlarz, Robin Atkins
  • Patent number: 11468593
    Abstract: A method for creating ground control point within a spatial area, includes generating first and second geospatial dataset by measuring characteristics of a plurality of objects present within the spatial area. A first feature associating with a first object is detected from the measured characteristics of plurality of objects within first geospatial dataset and a first location co-ordinates is associated for the first feature. The first feature associating with the first object is further detected from measured characteristics of plurality of objects within second geospatial dataset and a second location co-ordinates is associated for the first feature. Level of accuracy is calculated for the first feature of the first object using the first and the second location co-ordinates. First feature of the first object is designated as the ground control point. The ground control point and the level of accuracy for the first feature are stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: AI4 INTERNATIONAL OY
    Inventor: Tero Heinonen
  • Patent number: 11468692
    Abstract: A control device includes a controller. The controller detects, as an event, that a target present outside a vehicle has been overlooked by a driver of the vehicle during. The controller controls the outputting of a target image, which is an image including the target overlooked in the detected event, toward the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuro Yanagi, Maki Tamura, Mutsumi Matsuura, Toshihiko Inoue, Naoki Yamamuro, Takashi Hayashi, Takahiro Shiga
  • Patent number: 11463764
    Abstract: A method and a system for automatically adjusting intensity of a signal outputted by an HDMI transmitter are provided. With the method, a length of an HDMI transmission line between the HDMI transmitter and an HDMI receiver is determined. A swing amplitude and a pre-emphasis intensity of the signal outputted by the HDMI transmitter are determined based on the length of the HDMI transmission line and a frequency of the signal outputted by the HDMI transmitter. An HDMI output drive circuit is configured based on the swing amplitude and the pre-emphasis intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: LONTIUM SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiangyu Ji, Yanan Zhang, Haiyan Wei, Jiaxi Fu, Lianliang Tai, Yu Chen, Yongling Zhang
  • Patent number: 11463653
    Abstract: A video transmission system includes a first processing circuit and a second processing circuit. The first processing circuit is configured to output a composite video signal. The composite video signal includes a video area, an extension area, and an edge area. The extension area stores a non-video signal. The second processing circuit is configured to receive the composite video signal and extract the non-video signal from the composite video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventor: Lien-Hsiang Sung
  • Patent number: 11457183
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for preserving privacy in surveillance. The methods, systems, and apparatus include actions of determining a state of a monitoring system, determining an exclusion zone that is shown in a video, determining whether to obfuscate at least a portion of the video based on the exclusion zone and the state of the monitoring system, and obfuscating at least the portion of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Daniel Todd Kerzner, Donald Gerard Madden, Benjamin Asher Berg
  • Patent number: 11451739
    Abstract: Positions of an image capture device may be used to estimate a time-lapse video frame rate with which time-lapse video frames are generated. The time-lapse video frame rate may be adjusted based on apparent motion between pairs of generated time-lapse video frames. The adjusted time-lapse video frame rate may be used to generate additional time-lapse video frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Derbanne, Maxim Karpushin, Nicolas Rahmouni
  • Patent number: 11451756
    Abstract: To enable good quality HDR image decoding, as corresponding SDR images which are typically defined in a narrower Rec.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Jeroen Hubert Christoffel Jacobus Stessen