Patents Examined by Paulos M. Natnael
  • Patent number: 10824061
    Abstract: The invention provides a projection device. The projection device includes a housing, an optical engine, a projection lens, a plurality of first fans and a heat dissipating module. The housing has an air inlet and an air outlet. The optical engine is configured in the housing, and includes a plurality of heating elements. The projection lens is connected to the optical engine. The heat dissipating module is configured in the housing, and the heat dissipating module includes a first heat dissipating fin. One of the plurality of first fans is adjacent to the first heat dissipating fin, and another of the plurality of first fans is away from the first heat dissipating fin. There is no the first heat dissipating fin between the air inlet and the another, away from the first heat dissipating fin, of the plurality of first fans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Wen-Yen Chung, Yi-Han Lai
  • Patent number: 10827168
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for capturing radio frequency (RF) signal over the air, processing spectrum power data, and uploading data to a central data repository for analysis and reporting. Captured RF signals are filtered and amplified via a front-end module of a probe that includes a filter and a low noise amplifier (LNA). Output signals can be decoded into digital TV metadata and image captures via a TV tuner and spectrum power, and then analyzed via a software defined radio (SDR). Digital TV metadata and images, as well as SDR data, can be uploaded and collected at a server. The server processes collected spectrum data from SDR into spectrum reports. The server can also analyze collected digital TV metadata to identify with increased accuracy RF sources originating from transmitting TV facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Antoine T. Tran, Emile Tran, Daniel Howard Wilson, Michael Mitchell, Jie Hui
  • Patent number: 10820039
    Abstract: A video playing method and a terminal device, the method including starting, by a terminal device, at least two playing instances based on an operation instruction of a user, where each of the at least two playing instances corresponds to a video display window, and where the video display window comprises a first video display window and a second video display window, playing first channel content in the first video display window and playing second channel content in the second video display window according to a display mode selected by the user, detecting an operation gesture of the user on the first video display window or the second video display window, and adjusting playing modes of the first channel content and the second channel content according to the operation gesture of the user and a current display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fangfang Xu, Hao Peng, Tao Yang, Zifu Hu, Wenjie Wang
  • Patent number: 10819923
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that utilize machine learning techniques to improve object classification in thermal imaging systems. In an example embodiment, a method is provided. The method includes receiving, at a computing device, one or more infrared images of an environment. The method additionally includes, applying, using the computing device, a trained machine learning system on the one or more infrared images to determine an identified object type in the environment by at least: determining one or more prior thermal maps associated with the environment; using the one or more prior thermal maps and the one or more infrared images, determining a current thermal map associated with the environment; and determining the identified object type based on the current thermal map. The method also includes providing the identified object type using the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Alexander McCauley, Ralph H. Shepard, Brandyn White, Simon Verghese
  • Patent number: 10809603
    Abstract: The invention discloses a novel LCD projector, comprising an imaging system with single-light path system for LCD projector time-division display, a lighting system with PCS (P light converted into S light) function, a three-primary-colors LED light source with microlenses, and a heat dissipation system with dust-proof and self-cleaning function; the monochrome LCD screen of the imaging system has a high light transmittance and resolution, achieving higher brightness and resolution; the lighting part has a polarized light conversion function, which converts the useless P light into useful S light, improving the light utilization and increasing the brightness; a transparent antifouling coating is applied on the optical components of the heat dissipation system to reduce dust adsorption; ultrasonic vibrators are mounted on the optical components to shake off the dust attached; the light source uses the microlens to converge the three-primary-color LED light source to improve light efficiency and uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: XINGGUANGPU TECHNOLOGY CHENGDU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yi Xu
  • Patent number: 10812738
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a lens, an optical filter asymmetric to an optical axis of the lens, and an image sensor including a visible light image sensor and a non-visible light image sensor. The optical filter has an opening and is configured to transmit visible light and block at least one type of non-visible light. The visible light image sensor is configured to sense the visible light and the non-visible light image sensor is configured to sense the at least one type of non-visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Young Yun, Gae Hwang Lee, Dong-Seok Leem, Yong Wan Jin
  • Patent number: 10812787
    Abstract: In a method of operating an image sensor, the image sensor includes a pixel array and a plurality of column driving circuits that are connected to a plurality of columns of the pixel array. A test operation is performed by applying a test pattern to the plurality of column driving circuits while changing a level of a well-bias voltage applied to a transistor included in the plurality of column driving circuits. A bias setting operation for setting the level of the well-bias voltage is performed based on a result of the test operation. An image capture operation for detecting incident light and generating a frame image is performed based on the pixel array, the plurality of column driving circuits and the well-bias voltage set by the bias setting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyeok-Jong Lee
  • Patent number: 10802263
    Abstract: An imaging signal extraction apparatus comprising: an interface; a processing device, the processing device operatively coupled to the interface; and a computer readable medium comprising instructions that, when executed by the processing device, perform operations comprising: a) generating a two-dimensional image from imaging information obtained from the interface, thereby estimating ballistic component of the imaging information; b) generating a three-dimensional image by remapping the two-dimensional image; c) identifying a candidate object in the three-dimensional image; d) obtaining an estimated spatial forward model of the candidate object by mapping the three-dimensional image of the candidate object with a point-spread-function associated with the imaging apparatus; e) obtaining background-corrected data by using the estimated spatial forward model of the candidate object and estimated temporal components; and f) iteratively updating the estimated spatial forward model and estimated temporal componen
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: The Rockefeller University
    Inventors: Alipasha Vaziri, Tobias Noebauer, Oliver Skocek
  • Patent number: 10799314
    Abstract: The electronic vision system for assisting a skin care professional during treatment generally has: a support structure; a monitor being mounted to the support structure and having a sagittal plane; a video camera mounted to the support structure via an articulation, a field of view extending along an optical axis and a sagittal axis, the articulation having at least one pivot joint allowing pivoting movement of the optical axis relative to the monitor and preventing rotation of the video camera relative to the monitor and maintaining the parallelism of the sagittal axis of the video camera and the sagittal plane of the monitor; and a signal connection between the video camera and the monitor allowing the monitor to display a real-time video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: DECTRONIQUE (1984) INC.
    Inventor: Clément Beaumont
  • Patent number: 10798439
    Abstract: A receiving apparatus, a sending apparatus, and a data processing method that are configured to execute processing related with time information corresponding to a variety of operations. The receiving apparatus receives metadata that includes information for executing processing related with time information in accordance with a mode corresponding to two or more pieces of time information and executes the processing related with the time information on the basis of the received metadata, thereby executing the processing related with the time information corresponding to a variety of operations. The technology is applicable to television receivers, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Takahashi, Yasuaki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10789732
    Abstract: In an apparatus for monitoring surroundings of a vehicle carrying the apparatus, a corresponding-point displacement calculator sets a search region for corresponding points in a plurality of images of an object captured simultaneously from different positions and calculate a displacement value between the corresponding points. A search region modifier modifies the search region if a number of corresponding-point displacement values acquired by the corresponding-point displacement calculator within a predetermined period of time is less than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Terada, Hiroaki Ito, Naohide Uchida, Kagehiro Nagao
  • Patent number: 10791300
    Abstract: A display system includes a conversion apparatus converting video luminance including a luminance value in a first luminance range and a display apparatus connected thereto and displaying the video. The conversion apparatus includes a first acquisition unit, a first luminance converter, a second luminance converter, a quantization converter, and an output unit outputting a third luminance signal to the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo Terada, Masayuki Kozuka, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10791377
    Abstract: Media content is received in a windows management application. The media content is from a set of content including zero or more television signal content and zero or more application content. The media content is incorporated into a television signal containing a window configuration. The television signal is then sent from the windows management application to a television where it is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Putterman, Brad Dietrich, Gregory Peters, Richard Bullwinkle
  • Patent number: 10785436
    Abstract: An image sensor for capturing an image, includes: an array of pixel circuits, wherein each of the pixel circuits is for sensing a portion of the image, and generate a sample signal and a hold signal according to the portion of the image and a predetermined reset voltage respectively; and a transfer circuit, which is coupled to the array, and is for converting the sample signals and hold signals to corresponding digital sensing signals and corresponding digital reset signals respectively, to generate pixel signals respectively corresponding to the pixel circuits according to the digital sensing signals and the digital reset signals; wherein the transfer circuit converts the sample signal generated by one of the pixel circuits to the corresponding digital sensing signal and converts the hold signal generated by another one of the pixel circuits to the corresponding digital reset signal at least partially within a same period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INCORPORATION
    Inventor: Wooi-Kip Lim
  • Patent number: 10778945
    Abstract: A word data loading circuit for a spatial light modulator includes a shadow load register (SLR), a load controller, and a word pattern generation (WPG) circuit. The SLR loads a first word of a pseudorandom image pattern. The load controller parallel shifts the first word to a memory cell array. The WPG circuit generates a next word and controls the SLR to change the first word to the next word. The load controller parallel shifts the next word to the array. The WPG circuit generates an additional word and controls the SLR to change the next word to the additional word. The load controller parallel shifts the additional word to the array. The WPG circuit, SLR, and load controller generate and parallel shift further additional words to the array until the pseudorandom image pattern is loaded in the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jeffrey Matthew Kempf, Alan Scott Hearn
  • Patent number: 10778932
    Abstract: A computing device is configured to selectively adjust a brightness of a video based on a user-specific response to light. A user-specific light response parameter is determined. For each frame of a plurality of frames included in the video, (1) a brightness characterization for the frame is determined, (2) one or more additional brightness characterizations for one or more additional frames of the plurality of frames is determined, (3) a filter for the frame is generated based on the brightness characterization, the one or more additional brightness characterizations, and the user-specific light response parameter, (4) the filter is applied to the frame to generate a filtered frame, and (5) the filtered frame is output by the computing device. The filter is configured such that if a high brightness condition is present in the frame, then the high brightness condition is mitigated or removed from the filtered frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Richard Wozniak, Mehmet Kucukgoz, Holly Helene Pollock, Ian Glen Neal, Rafael Vincent Prieto Vertido
  • Patent number: 10778927
    Abstract: A display system is provided. The display system includes a display apparatus configured to display an image, an image providing apparatus configured to provide an image, and a remote control device configured to transmit a control signal for controlling the image providing apparatus. The display apparatus is further configured to control the remote control device to transmit at least one control signal to the image providing apparatus, and acquire apparatus information of the image providing apparatus by analyzing an image provided by the image providing apparatus to the display apparatus in response the image providing device receiving the at least one control signal transmitted by the remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-il Yoon, Kwan-young Kim, Sergei Sudakov, Jae-min Soh, Ji-hyo Lee, Sang-jin Choi, Hyun-kyu Yun
  • Patent number: 10778957
    Abstract: Techniques for adjusting a brightness of a field of view of a stereo-optical sensor device (e.g., of a system used to count individuals) are disclosed. According to an embodiment, the stereo-optical sensor device obtains, from a light sensor of the stereo-optical sensor device, a luminosity value of the field of view of the stereo-optical camera. The stereo-optical sensor device determines, as a function of the luminosity value, whether to adjust a brightness of one or more light sources. The stereo-optical sensor device adjusts, in response to the determination, the brightness of the one or more light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SHOPPERTRAK RCT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zafar Mohammed Haq
  • Patent number: 10771836
    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: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong-hwan Kwon
  • Patent number: 10768884
    Abstract: A communication apparatus that is capable of communicating with one of a plurality of display apparatuses, so that an integrated image screen is constituted by combining display image screens of the plurality of display apparatuses, comprises at least one processor or circuit to perform the operations of the following units: a detection unit configured to detect, among the plurality of display apparatuses, a display apparatus that is close to the communication apparatus within a predetermined range to establish near field wireless communication; and a display unit configured to display information relating to, of the plurality of display apparatuses, a first display apparatus to which the communication apparatus is to be brought close so that the first display apparatus is detected by that detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Junji Kotani