Patents Examined by Paulos M. Natnael
  • Patent number: 10298907
    Abstract: A method of sharing documents is provided. The method includes capturing first image data associated with a document, detecting content of the document based on the captured first image data, capturing second image data associated with an object controlled by a user moved relative to the document, determining a relative position between the document and the object, combining a portion of the second image data with the first image data based on the determined relative position to generate a combined image signal that is displayed, and emphasizing a portion of the content in the displayed combined image signal, based on the relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Patrick Chiu, Sven Kratz, Shingu Jun, Laurent Denoue
  • Patent number: 10298910
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to calibrating sensors mounted on an autonomous vehicle. First image data and second image data representing an environment can be captured by first and second cameras, respectively (and or a single camera at different points in time). Point pairs comprising a first point in the first image data and a second point in the second image data can be determined and projection errors associated with the points can be determined. A subset of point pairs can be determined, e.g., by excluding point pairs with the highest projection error. Calibration data associated with the subset of points can be determined and used to calibrate the cameras without the need for calibration infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventor: Till Kroeger
  • Patent number: 10291876
    Abstract: A method of power signal detection of set top boxes under test is disclosed. According to certain embodiments, detection of a failure mode of a set top box (STB) under test is based on video signal detection where the video signal is associated with multiple video output types and AC power outlet signal detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Contec, LLC
    Inventor: Rajeev Tiwari
  • Patent number: 10291908
    Abstract: A method for determining residual images of a display device includes: dividing an image into a plurality of unit blocks; calculating a chroma, a hue, and a lightness of each unit block; applying a filter to the plurality of unit blocks to calculate a chroma difference, a hue difference, and a lightness difference; calculating a plurality of color difference based on the chroma, hue and lightness differences between the unit block and unit blocks adjacent to the unit block, a chroma weight constant, a hue weight constant, and a lightness weight constant; and calculating residual image indices for each unit block, where a residual image index is a maximum value of the plurality of color differences between the unit block and unit blocks adjacent to the unit block. The lightness weight constant is less than the chroma weight constant and the hue weight constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyunkoo Lee, Sooyoung Kim, Mintak Lee, Kyuseok Kim
  • Patent number: 10284828
    Abstract: A projection-type display system has: a light-emitting wheel that, by rotating, sequentially supplies light excited by light emitted from a light source and transmitted or reflected light of light that is emitted by the light source; a color separation wheel that, by rotating, sequentially color-separates and supplies light output of the light-emitting wheel; an image-forming element that, in accordance with a picture signal, performs light modulation of the light supplied by the color separation wheel; a light detection unit that detects the light that has undergone light modulation; and control units that adjust the light modulation and rotation timing of the light-emitting wheel after adjusting the light modulation and rotation timing of the color separation wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Michio Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10271395
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a smart LED lighting device, including an LED light-emitting unit, an LED power supply unit, a wireless unit configured to send and receive video data, a video processing and controller unit configured to transmit analyzed and processed video data to a projection unit, a projection unit configured to receive and transmit the video data to a lens unit, and a lens unit configured to project produced video data onto a screen. The present disclosure also provides a smart LED lighting system using the smart LED lighting device. The present disclosure provides lighting as well as projection functions, allowing full integration of lighting control and video projection. A wireless communication unit is used to facilitate networking so that online videos can be projected remotely. The disclosed lighting device can also act as a router to provide internet access to connected devices, enhancing user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG SHENGHUI LIGHTING CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shumin Tang, Shuyu Cao, Jinxiang Shen
  • Patent number: 10271003
    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: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Totani, Masayuki Takagi, Yoshitaka Hama
  • Patent number: 10271045
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus for testing an object, the apparatus including a guide means and a testing means, and capable of easily and quickly testing an object from a position where an operator wants, and of testing an object from various positions, thereby significantly improving the testing efficiency, and also having a simple configuration so that it is easy to manufacture and maintain at reduced cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ISMEDIA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seong Cheol Hong, Jong Dae Lee
  • Patent number: 10264211
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for determining an image resource allocation for displaying content within a display area. An image or data capture device associated with a display device may capture an image of a space associated with the user or capture data related to other objects in the space. The viewing distance between the user and the display area (e.g., the display device) may be monitored and processed to determine and/or adjust the image resource allocation for content displayed within the display area. User movement, including eye movement, may also be monitored and processed to determine and/or adjust the image resource allocation for content displayed within the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Alan Leech, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Edward David Monnerat, Chris Robinson, Derek Johnson
  • Patent number: 10257438
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for automatic identification and mapping of consumer electronic devices to ports on an HDMI switch. A device that is connected to an HDMI switch is identified based on data received over an HDMI connection, and ports on the HDMI switch are automatically mapped and configured. Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for back-end database creation for automatic identification and mapping of consumer electronic devices to ports on an HDMI switch. The back-end database may be created by the based on video and audio signatures received from a consumer electronic device and based on remote control information and signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Caavo Inc
    Inventors: Vinod Gopinath, Sharath Hariharpur Satheesh, Neha Mittal, Siddharth Kumar, Bitto Niclavose, Ashish Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 10257413
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes a plurality of image capture units, an output unit, a behavior detection unit, a situation detection unit, a display image generation unit, and a display control unit. The image capture units capture images in different directions. The output unit can be recognized visually by a person wearing the display control apparatus. The behavior detection unit or the situation detection unit detects behavior of the person or a moving situation of an image of a subject in a plurality of captured images captured by the image capture units. The display image generation unit and the display control unit execute control to produce an output so as to make a switch to any of the captured images captured by the image capture units, and display the switched captured image on the output unit in response to the behavior of the person or the moving situation of the image of the subject detected by the behavior detection unit or the situation detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuo Ura
  • Patent number: 10250852
    Abstract: An automatic RF combiner receives signals from an over-the-air antenna, a cable television signal source and at least two satellite antennae, and combines the signals for output to one or more television receivers. The combiner includes a first signal combiner connected to the input for the over-the-air antenna and the cable television signal source and providing an output signal. The output from the first signal combiner is supplied to a second signal combiner together with signal at the input for the at least two satellite antenna. A conflict module prevents conflicts from more than one antenna being connected at an input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Steiner Enterprises
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hicks, Donald E. DeWitt, Joshua E. DeWitt, Wade M. Seaburg
  • Patent number: 10250898
    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: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takeshi Chujoh, Tomoya Kodama
  • Patent number: 10250781
    Abstract: An instrument for locating noise in a CATV system is disclosed. The instrument comprises an electrical circuit assembly moveable within an outer body. The electrical circuit assembly includes a filter configured to suppress noise frequencies in the CATV system. The instrument also includes a mechanical biasing element coupled to the electrical circuit assembly to bias the electrical circuit assembly in a position relative to the outer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: VIA VI SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Dexin Sun, Adam Woolsey
  • Patent number: 10250839
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes: a display unit; a sensing unit configured to detect an input signal; and a control unit configured to display a 360-degree video on the display unit and control the sensing unit to detect the input signal. In correspondence to a first input signal for playing the 360-degree video at a first playing angle, the control unit displays a first image played at the first playing angle on the display unit. When a second input signal for changing a playing angle of the 360-degree video to a second playing angle different from the first playing angle is detected, the control unit displays a second image played at the second playing angle as a main screen on the display unit and displays the first image played at the first playing angle as a PIP screen on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Miran Han, Seunghyun Yang, Kyungin Oh, Jongyoon Ahn, Shinjun Park
  • Patent number: 10242262
    Abstract: Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide adjustable parameters for imaging devices and systems. Dynamic adjustments to one or more parameters of an imaging component may be performed based on changes to the relative velocity of the imaging component or to the proximity of an object to the imaging component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Markus Dielacher, Josef Prainsack, Martin Flatscher, Michael Mark, Robert Lobnik
  • Patent number: 10244150
    Abstract: An apparatus for capturing an image includes a body; an image capturing device configured to capture an image; and a connector configured to rotatably connect the image capturing device to the body and rotate the image capturing device based on position information of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: BongKi Son
  • Patent number: 10244212
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an amplifier, a signal conversion unit configured to include at least one photodiode, in response to an optical signal being received from an external device, convert the received optical signal into an electric signal by using the at least one photodiode and output the electric signal, and a processor configured to control to supply power to the amplifier in response to the electric signal being received from the signal conversion unit, wherein the amplifier, in response to the power being supplied, receives the electric signal from the signal conversion unit, amplifies the received electric signal and outputs the amplified electric signal to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung-ki Son
  • Patent number: 10223060
    Abstract: Video content items representing a video may be provided to a group of mobile devices to present the video on a combined display screen of the mobile devices. An indication of a user interaction performed at one of the mobile devices with respect to a corresponding video content item of the plurality of video content items that has been provided to the one of the mobile devices may be received. An action to change a display of other video content items of the video content items provided to other mobile devices of the group based on the indication of the user interaction with respect to the corresponding video content item may be determined. The action may be provided to the other mobile devices of the group to change the display of the other video content items provided to the other mobile devices of the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Peter Karacas, James Sowden, Matthieu Lorrain, Bryan Rodman
  • Patent number: 10218948
    Abstract: It aims to enable to uniform synthesized luminance in an image overlap region of a projection image by a simple process, by means of a mechanism of: performing display control to project a black image as the projection image to be projected from a first projection-type image displaying apparatus to a screen, and project, as the projection image to be projected from a second projection-type image displaying apparatus to the screen, an image in which dimming correction to the overlap region of the projection images respectively projected by the first and second projection-type image displaying apparatuses has been enabled; measuring a luminance characteristic of the second projection-type image displaying apparatus based on a photographed image obtained by photographing the overlap region; and setting a dimming correction characteristic for the overlap region by the first projection-type image displaying apparatus, based on the measured luminance characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihiro Ouchi