Patents Examined by Paulos M. Natnael
  • Patent number: 11027656
    Abstract: A hub that receives sensor data streams and then distributes the data streams to the various systems that use the sensor data. A demultiplexer (demux) receives the streams, filters out undesired streams and provides desired streams to the proper multiplexer (mux) or muxes of a series of muxes. Each mux combines received streams and provides an output stream to a respective formatter or output block. The formatter or output block is configured based on the destination of the mux output stream, such as an image signal processor, a processor, memory or external transmission. The output block reformats the received stream to a format appropriate for the recipient and then provides the reformatted stream to that recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajat Sagar, Mihir Narendra Mody, Anthony Joseph Lell, Gregory Raymond Shurtz
  • Patent number: 11032511
    Abstract: A frame interpolation method for a video processor includes the steps of: determining whether a first input frame is received following a long-term cadence; generating interpolated frames by applying phase coefficients in a regular phase table corresponding to the long-term cadence when the first input frame is received following the long-term cadence; and generating interpolated frames by applying phase coefficients in a bad edit phase table corresponding to a bad edit cadence when the first input frame is received without following the long-term cadence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NOVATEK Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Shuting Ge, I-Feng Lin, Haibo Liu, Xiaohui Li
  • Patent number: 11026762
    Abstract: Provided is a medical observation device which includes a detection unit configured to detect a pressing operation based on an operation signal according to the pressing operation which is output from an external operation device equipped with a switch pressed by a mouth, and a processing unit configured to perform a process corresponding to the detected pressing operation. The process corresponding to the pressing operation includes some or all of a process related to an imaging operation of an imaging device, a process related to a display of a medical captured image which is captured in the imaging device, and an identification process of identifying a user's input indicating the process related to the imaging operation or the process related to the display of the medical captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Seiji Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 11025872
    Abstract: A display controller includes: an upper limit luminance value acquisition unit configured to acquire, for pixels of display devices, an upper limit luminance value of an absolute luminance value; a set luminance value setting unit configured to set a set luminance value so that the set luminance value is smaller than a maximum value among the upper limit luminance values; an input luminance value acquisition unit configured to acquire an input luminance value based on input data; an output gradation value generation unit configured to generate an output gradation value based on the input luminance value and the set luminance value; and an output controller configured to output the generated output gradation value, wherein the output gradation value generation unit is further configured to generate the output gradation value so that an output luminance value is equal to or smaller than the set luminance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Takada
  • Patent number: 11021105
    Abstract: A bird's-eye view video generation device includes a video data acquisition unit that acquires surrounding video data of a vehicle captured by imagers, a surrounding information acquisition unit that acquires surrounding information around the vehicle, a vehicle information acquisition unit that acquires vehicle information, a bird's-eye view video generation unit that generates a bird's-eye view video of the vehicle based on the acquired surrounding video data, and a display controller that causes a display to display the bird's-eye view video in at least one of a case in which a surrounding vehicle turns on a direction indicator, and a case in which an entrance/exit into/from which the vehicle can enter/exit or a starting point of a branch lane is located at the side of the vehicle based on the vehicle and/or surrounding information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Takayuki Arase
  • Patent number: 11019270
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle is described having a support frame, a sensor arrangement consisting of a sensor array including at least one sensor, the sensor array having a limited detection field of up to approximately 90 degrees. The at least one sensor is fixedly mounted to the support frame. The at least one sensor is arranged in a flight direction of the unmanned aerial vehicle. The unmanned aerial vehicle further includes a holding structure having a camera holder. The holding structure is mounted to the support frame. The holding structure is configured to provide a continuous 360 degree movement of the camera holder. The unmanned aerial vehicle further includes a first circuit configured to receive sensor data from the at least one sensor. The first circuit is further configured to determine obstacle avoidance data based on the sensor data. The unmanned aerial vehicle further includes a second circuit configured to receive image data from a camera mounted in the camera holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Markus Achtelik, Jan Stumpf, Daniel Gurdan
  • Patent number: 11019373
    Abstract: A multimedia device and a control method therefor are disclosed. The multimedia device according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a reception unit for receiving a stream segment, of a first bitrate, among stream segments, which constitute first content, of several bitrates; a display unit for displaying video data corresponding to the received stream segment of the first bitrate; and a control unit, wherein the control unit detects a size change of a screen on which the video data is displayed, requests a stream segment of a second bitrate, which is different from the first bitrate, on the basis of the detected size change of the screen, controls the reception unit such that the reception unit receives the requested stream segment of the second bitrate, and controls the display unit such that the display unit displays video data corresponding to the received stream segment of the second bitrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Inchul Lee
  • Patent number: 11006169
    Abstract: Master computing device and method for synchronizing display of a digital content (for example a digital signage content) on the master computing device and on one or more slave computing device. The master device transmits a synchronization request, comprising a digital content identifier for identifying the digital content, to the slave device(s). The master device determines a number of negative responses received from the slave device(s) in response to the synchronization request. Each negative response is indicative of one among the slave device(s) not being capable of displaying the digital content. The master device transmits a new synchronization request to the slave computing device(s) if the number of received negative responses reaches a threshold. The master computing device transmits a display command to the slave device(s) for displaying the digital content on their respective display(s) if the number of received negative responses does not reach the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Broadsign Serv, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Mongeau
  • Patent number: 10999619
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: an image processor; a display unit; a remote controller which includes a touch input unit to detect motion of a user; a remote control signal receiver which receives a remote control signal from the remote controller corresponding to the motion of a user; and a controller which displays the content information window as if the content information window enters from an outside of a display area to an inside of the display area in accordance with the motion that a user moves from an outside of an area of the touch input unit to an inside of the area, or stops displaying the content information window as if the content information window exits from the inside of the display area to the outside of the display area in accordance with the motion that a user moves from the inside of the area of the touch input unit to the outside of the touch input unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong-hwan Kwon
  • Patent number: 10992928
    Abstract: A calibration system includes a grid assembly, a platform, and a controller. The grid assembly includes at least one planar grid. The platform couples to a device under test (DUT) and move the DUT to a plurality of test positions in accordance with a motion sequence. Each test position is reached by a rotation about at most two different axes, and as the DUT moves through the motion sequence, at least one camera on the DUT captures image information describing portions of the grid assembly and an inertial measurement unit (IMU) on the DUT captures IMU information. The controller determines calibration information for the at least one camera on the DUT and for the IMU based in part on a parameterized model of the motion sequence of the DUT, the captured image information, and the captured IMU information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joern Rehder, Janosch Nikolic, Dong Yang, Oskar Linde, Jijie Xu, Kenneth Chi Kin Ng, Steven G. McClellan
  • Patent number: 10984543
    Abstract: A vehicle can use an image sensor to both detect objects and determine depth data associated with the environment the vehicle is traversing. The vehicle can capture image data and lidar data using the various sensors. The image data can be provided to a machine-learned model trained to output depth data of an environment. Such models may be trained, for example, by using lidar data and/or three-dimensional map data associated with a region in which training images and/or lidar data were captured as ground truth data. The autonomous vehicle can further process the depth data and generate additional data including localization data, three-dimensional bounding boxes, and relative depth data and use the depth data and/or the additional data to autonomously traverse the environment, provide calibration/validation for vehicle sensors, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventor: Praveen Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10986303
    Abstract: An image display device is a self-luminous type device including a light emitting portion, and a casing portion of a display device unit has a heat dissipating structure portion through which a part of the image display device is exposed for heat dissipation. In manufacturing the display device unit, when performing simple and reliable assembly while securing a high heat dissipation characteristic, for example, by using characteristics of a silicon substrate, high accurate positioning is performed in a display device positioning portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Totani, Masayuki Takagi, Yoshitaka Hama
  • Patent number: 10986308
    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 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Huynh Thien, William Marino, Oliver Wang, Nico Alexander Becherer, Allison Breanne Walke
  • Patent number: 10972745
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a decoding device includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire first format information, encoded data, and first filter information, the first format information indicating a resolution of a color-difference component of the encoded data; a decoding unit configured to decode the encoded data to obtain a decoded image; and a converting unit configured to convert a color-difference format of the decoded image represented by a first color-difference format by using a filter identified by the filter information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takeshi Chujoh, Tomoya Kodama
  • Patent number: 10970877
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a program that permit camera calibration with high accuracy by using a known object in images captured by a plurality of imaging sections. An estimation section estimates a 3D position of a road sign included in each of images captured by a plurality of cameras with respect to each of the imaging sections. A recognition section recognizes a positional relationship between the plurality of cameras on the basis of the 3D position of the road sign with respect to each of the cameras estimated by the estimation section. The positional relationship between the plurality of cameras recognized by the recognition section is used to correct the images captured by the plurality of cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Eshima, Akihiko Kaino, Takaaki Kato, Shingo Tsurumi
  • Patent number: 10963987
    Abstract: A video processing method includes receiving a bitstream, and decoding, by a video decoder, the bitstream to generate a decoded frame. The decoded frame is a projection-based frame that has a 360-degree image/video content represented by triangular projection faces packed in a triangle-based projection layout. An omnidirectional image/video content of a viewing sphere is mapped onto the triangular projection faces via a triangle-based projection of the viewing sphere. An equator of the viewing sphere is not mapped along any side of each of the triangular projection faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Hung-Chih Lin, Chao-Chih Huang, Chia-Ying Li, Hui Ou Yang, Jian-Liang Lin, Shen-Kai Chang
  • Patent number: 10955650
    Abstract: Two-pass capture of a macro image. In an embodiment, a scanning apparatus comprises a stage, a high-resolution camera, and a lens that provides a field of view, substantially equal in width to a slide width, to the high-resolution camera. The apparatus also comprises a first illumination system for transmission-mode illumination, and a second illumination system for reflection-mode illumination. Processor(s) move the stage in a first direction to capture a first macro image of a specimen during a single pass while the field of view is illuminated by the first illumination system, and move the stage in a second direction to capture a second macro image of the specimen during a single pass while the field of view is illuminated by the second illumination system. The processor(s) identify artifacts in the second macro image, and, based on those artifacts, correct the first macro image to generate a modified first macro image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LEICA BIOSYSTEMS IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Leng-Chun Chen, Yunlu Zou, Allen Olson, Peyman Najmabadi, Greg Crandall, Nicholas Newberg, Aaron Stearrett
  • Patent number: 10955657
    Abstract: An endoscopic camera has two or more cameras positioned at a distal end, positioned to provide partially overlapping fields of view. The cameras communicate captured digital images the length of the flexible endoscope, where they may be saved and processed to provide additional imaging features. With partially overlapping images from two or more cameras, image processing can provide panoramic images, super resolution images, and three-dimensional images. One or more of these image modes may also be enhanced to provide a virtualization window that displays a portion of a larger or higher resolution image. The virtualization window displays the selected area of the image, and may be moved or zoomed around the image to provide a virtual endoscope repositioning experience, where the endoscope remains statically positioned but the virtualization window presents a sense of movement and navigation around the surgical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: Acclarent, Inc., Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Ehsan Shameli, Yehuda Algawi, Assaf Govari, Babak Ebrahimi, Fatemeh Akbarian, Jetmir Palushi, Moran Levi, Noam Racheli
  • Patent number: 10950005
    Abstract: Methods and systems including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving, from a camera, a set of images in which the camera detected a particular event based on a first set of camera settings, determining that false detections in the set of images made by the camera based on the first set of camera settings were caused by localized errors, and in response, generating a second set of camera settings based on the localized errors and providing the second set of camera settings to the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Allison Beach, Donald Madden, Weihong Yin, David James Hutz, Dave Conger, Christopher Silverman, Benjamin Asher Berg, Andrew Scanlon
  • Patent number: 10951945
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a data processing apparatus and a data processing method that permit enhancement of functional extensibility of apparatuses on a receiving side. A data processing apparatus at a preceding stage receives a digital broadcast signal, processes, of data acquired by a demodulation process of the digital broadcast signal, notification data to be notified to a data processing apparatus at a succeeding stage that performs a process succeeding to the demodulation process, transforms the notification data into a transportable format together with reception data acquired from the digital broadcast signal, and outputs the notification data to the data processing apparatus at the succeeding stage together with the reception data. The present technology is applicable, for example, to a system that includes a demodulation device and a system-on-chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Takahashi, Lachlan Bruce Michael