Patents Examined by Paulos M. Natnael
  • Patent number: 10904502
    Abstract: A projector includes a projection section that projects a first setting screen for setting the projector on a projection surface, a display section that is disposed at an enclosure of the projector and displays a second setting screen for setting the projector, a determiner that determines the usage of the projector, and a mode switcher that switches the action mode of the projector between a first mode in which the projection section projects the first setting screen and a second mode in which the display section displays the second setting screen in accordance with the usage determined by the determiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shun Imai
  • Patent number: 10895726
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for scanning a 2D or 3D image of a specimen without relative Z-axis motion between the specimen and the objective lens. In an embodiment, the apparatus includes a tilted camera having individual lines of pixels. Each line of pixels can be separately processed and is at a different image plane with respect to the stage. The depth of field of each line of pixels abuts, slightly overlaps, or is slightly spaced apart from the adjacent lines of pixels in the tilted camera. The angle of the tilt determines the relationship (abut, overlapping, or spaced) of the adjacent lines of pixels. The individual image lines produced by each line of pixels can be combined into a 3D volume image of a sample. Also, the highest-contrast line at each X-Y location can be combined into an in-focus 2D image of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: LEICA BIOSYSTEMS IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Yunlu Zou, Peyman Najmabadi
  • Patent number: 10880494
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein enable detection of remote control activity. For example, a determination may be made whether an RF remote control is in use by detecting a non-RF signal transmitted by the RF remote control. The non-RF signal need not actually control any device, but it may be used to detect when the RF remote control is in use. An AV switch may detect an RF remote control is in use by detecting a non-RF signal. For example, when a user uses an RF remote (e.g., to control an STB with an RF signal) the use may be detected by detecting a non-RF (e.g., an IR signal) signal and the AV switch may use the detection, for example, to control a TV (e.g., turn on), control the switch (e.g., port selection for a TV to display STB output) and/or other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Caavo Inc
    Inventors: Nino Vincenzo Marino, Andrew E. Einaudi, Ashish Dharmpal Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 10869004
    Abstract: A unmanned aerial vehicle system which includes a unmanned aerial robot, a unmanned aerial robot station, and a base station to control a movement of the unmanned aerial robot is provided. The unmanned aerial robot photographs an area of a predetermined range using a camera in a state of being seated on the unmanned aerial robot station, photographs a set path while flying along the set path according to a preset condition, and transmits information on a photographed image to the base station. The base station transmits control information instructing a specific operation to the unmanned aerial robot based on the information on the photographed image, and the unmanned aerial robot station can charges a battery of the unmanned aerial robot through a charging pad when the unmanned aerial robot is seated on the unmanned aerial robot station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yuseung Jeong, Nakyeong Kim, Jeongkyo Seo, Sanghak Lee
  • Patent number: 10868998
    Abstract: A video signal conversion device includes a frontend interface circuit, a FPGA video processor and a backend interface circuit. The frontend interface circuit receives a HDR video input signal from a video transmitting device. The FPGA video processor outputs a SDR first video output signal. A video receiving device receives the first video output signal and a HDR second video output signal from the FPGA video processor through the video bridge controller of the backend interface circuit by PCI-E.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: AVERMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ssu-Ming Cheng, Hong-Wei Liu, Chen-Hsiang Wu, Shi-Jie Lin, Yen-Cheng Yao, Chih-Sheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10868547
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device including: first and second detectors of the phase and/or of the frequency of an input signal with respect to first and second reference signals; and a Sigma/Delta converter interpreting outputs of the first or of the second phase and/or frequency detector to determine a propagation time of the input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
    Inventors: Nicolas Moeneclaey, Cedric Tubert, Arnaud Authie
  • Patent number: 10861144
    Abstract: The present subject matter refers an image-processing method comprises receiving a first-image of an object captured by a range-imaging device at a first viewing location. The transforming the first-image into a second image of the object, said second image corresponding to an image captured based on range-imaging at a second viewing location with respect to the object. The gaps in the second-image are identified based on comparison with the first image, such that the identified gaps within the second image are complemented to result in a complemented second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xibeijia Guan, Jeevan Kumar Guntammagari, Myo Htun, Ariel Beck, Myo Min Latt, Roy Eng Chye Lim
  • Patent number: 10852824
    Abstract: A near-eye optical element, according to aspects herein, includes an illumination layer, an optical combiner layer, and an infrared absorber layer. The illumination layer includes infrared light sources configured to direct narrow-band infrared illumination light to an eyeward side of the near-eye optical element for eye tracking. The optical combiner layer is configured to receive reflected infrared light of the narrow-band infrared illumination light that is reflected off an eye of a user and to direct the reflected infrared light to a camera to generate an eye-tracking image. The infrared absorber layer is disposed between the optical combiner layer and a backside of the near-eye optical element to absorb infrared interference light of the narrow-band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Karol Constantine Hatzilias, Alexander Randon Cope, Qi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10855935
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein enable a switching device to automatically select AV port(s) coupled to electronic device(s) that a user would like to use to watch and/or listen to content. The AV port(s) may be automatically selected based on receiving a command, determining that a particular remote control device is being used, and/or determining that a particular piece of content has been selected. Upon detection of such events, a source device for providing content is identified from among a plurality of source devices. Thereafter, an AV port from among a plurality of AV ports to which the identified source device is connected is identified. The identified AV port is then selected so that the identified source device becomes connected to an AV port to which a sink device is connected. In this way, the switching device can provide content from the identified source device to the sink device for presentation thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Caavo Inc
    Inventors: Vinod Gopinath, Ashish Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 10855947
    Abstract: An audio-video control system comprises a first audio sensor, a controller, an audio player, a first motion sensor and a processor. The first audio sensor receives a first audio signal in a first area when the first audio sensor is enabled. The controller determines whether the first audio sensor receives the first audio signal. The first motion sensor detects a motion of a first object in the first area to generate a first motion detecting signal. The controller enables the first audio sensor according to the first motion detecting signal. The processor controls the first and second devices via a local area network, controls the audio player to play an audio notifying signal according to the first motion detecting signal, and processes the first audio signal to obtain a control signal to selectively control the first device or the second device when the source of the first audio signal corresponds to the first account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: AMTRAN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kuo Chih Lo, Tung Hsun Tsou, Chin Cheng Liu
  • Patent number: 10852523
    Abstract: Real-time autofocus. In an embodiment, a scanning apparatus includes an imaging sensor, a focusing sensor, an objective lens, and processor(s) configured to analyze image data captured by the imaging and focusing sensors, and move the objective lens. Real-time autofocus during scanning of a sample is achieved by determining a true-Z value for the objective lens for a point on a sample and for each of a plurality of regions on the sample. The true-Z values and/or surfaces calculated therefrom are used to determine a predicted-Z value for an unscanned region of the sample. The objective lens is adjusted to the predicted-Z value at the beginning of the unscanned region. After scanning the region, a true-Z value is determined for the region and compared to the predicted-Z value. A rescan of the region is initiated if the comparison exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LEICA BIOSYSTEMS IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Leng-Chun Chen, Allen Olson, Yunlu Zou, Peyman Najmabadi, Greg Crandall
  • Patent number: 10848710
    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: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Alan Leech, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Edward David Monnerat, Chris Robinson, Derek Johnson
  • Patent number: 10848756
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus of an embodiment is an image processing apparatus including a first image processing section configured to perform image processing for frames which are designated as processing target frames, a failure diagnosis processing section configured to perform failure diagnosis of the first image processing section at each frame period, and a failure diagnosis control section configured to control execution of the failure diagnosis processing section. The failure diagnosis control section includes a signal selecting section that gives notice of a failure diagnosis permission state which is a state where the first image processing section is capable of executing failure diagnosis. The signal selecting section outputs a failure diagnosis start permission signal at a time point of receiving a pseudo image processing completion signal from a failure diagnosis processing start timing generating section if the input frame is a processing non-target frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Uetani, Masami Ashino
  • Patent number: 10848721
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a laser projection device and a laser projection system. The laser projection device comprises an optical fiber scanner and a MEMS scanning mirror; an optical fiber is disposed on the optical fiber scanner and the optical fiber is used to deliver laser beams needed by projection; the optical fiber scanner drives the optical fiber to scan in a first plane and enables the laser beam to project to the MEMS scanning mirror; and the MEMS scanning mirror makes scanning movement about a first axis and reflects the laser beam to a predetermined area to form a projection image; wherein the first axis is located in the first plane, or the first axis is parallel to the first plane. The present disclosure achieves laser projection by enabling the optical fiber scanner and the MEMS scanning mirror to scan simultaneously in different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: GOERTEK INC.
    Inventors: Zhe Wang, Xiaoyang Zhang, Quanbo Zou
  • Patent number: 10841530
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for converting video playing mode are provided. One of the methods includes: detecting video content for playing in a browser page; inserting a conversion button in the browser page for converting the playing mode of the video content; and in response to an operation performed by a user on the conversion button, converting the playing mode of the video content between a normal video playing mode and a VR video playing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Xin Liu, Zhechang Yu, Tong Mo
  • Patent number: 10841570
    Abstract: A calibration method is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Petro Kytsun, Iegor Vdovychenko, Alona Vitiuk, Nataliya Sakhnenko, Oleksii Panfilov
  • Patent number: 10834334
    Abstract: To provide a user with an effect switcher having improved usability. The effect switcher includes an output terminal that outputs a plurality of first video signals to be transmitted to a multi-view processor, as an optical multiplex signal. For example, the effect switcher further includes: an output terminal that outputs a single second video signal to be transmitted to the multi-view processor; and an information insertion unit that inserts, into the optical multiplex signal, information for designating a display region of an image based on the single second video signal on a screen on which an image based on each of the first video signals is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sensaburo Nakamura, Norimasa Ozaki, Takahiro Hirabayashi, Tetsuya Kikukawa, Mitsuru Murakami, Koichi Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10834296
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method and/or computer program product embodiments, and/or combinations and sub-combinations thereof, for synchronizing playback of audio and video, wherein the audio is transmitted to wireless speakers over a wireless medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventor: Frank L. Maker, III
  • Patent number: 10829050
    Abstract: A multi-purpose exterior mirror module for a vehicle comprising an image sensor configured to capture image data and a reflective surface disposed on a side portion. A housing is configured to support the reflective surface and the image sensor in connection with the vehicle. An actuator is configured to adjust an orientation of the reflective surface about an adjustment axis. A controller is in communication with the image sensor and the actuator. The controller is configured to control the actuator to adjust an orientation of the reflective surface about the adjustment axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael A. Gross
  • Patent number: 10827148
    Abstract: A system and method for filling light for signal communication are provided. The system may include at least one transmission controller. The at least one transmission controller may include a closed loop suppression module coupled to a node and a Video Output, wherein the Video Output is configured to output a reverse control signal, the node is coupled to the Video Output and is configured to receive the reverse control signal, and the closed loop suppression module is configured to: receive the reverse control signal, and adjust at least one of a voltage of the node or a voltage of the Video Output according to the voltage of the reverse control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG DAHUA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhiji Deng