Patents Examined by Paulos M. Natnael
  • Patent number: 10764630
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, from a first device at a second device, first input corresponding to selection of a previous channel option. The method includes, responsive to the first input, sending list data to a display device coupled to the second device, where the list data enables a display of a list of previously displayed channels. The list includes multiple elements and a selection indicator associated with a first element of the list. Each element of the multiple elements corresponds to a previously displayed channel. The method includes receiving, from the first device, second input corresponding to selection of a next channel option. The method also includes sending updated list data based on the second input to the display device. The updated list data updates the display to change an association of the selection indicator from the first element to a second element of the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Charles Stahulak, Dolores J. Mallian, Nikhil Marathe, Bruce Barnes
  • Patent number: 10760919
    Abstract: For evaluating navigation information based on line-of-sight measurements, a method measures a line-of-sight measurement with an imager. The method further calculates an information metric based on the line-of-sight measurement. The information metric is a function of imager pixel measurement noise and a relative position vector for an imager frame aligned with a focal plane frame for the imager. The method evaluates navigation information using the information metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Utah State University Research Foundation
    Inventor: Ryan Lamoreaux
  • Patent number: 10762655
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to techniques for image processing. One such technique comprises a method for image processing comprising obtaining first light information from a set of light-sensitive pixels for a scene, the pixels including phase detection (PD) pixels and non-PD pixels, generating a first PD pixel image from the first light information, the first PD pixel image having a first resolution, generating a higher resolution image from the plurality of non-PD pixels, wherein the higher resolution image has a resolution greater than the resolution of the first PD pixel image, matching a first pixel of the first PD pixel image to the higher resolution image, wherein the matching is based on a set of correlations between the first pixel and non-PD pixel within a predetermined distance of the first pixel, and determining a disparity map for an image associated with the first light information, based on the match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Lindskog, Michael W. Tao, Mark N. Jouppi
  • Patent number: 10762656
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a disparity information input unit configured to acquire disparity image data indicating a disparity image including a disparity; a V map generating unit configured to generate a V map indicating a frequency of the disparity for each of coordinates of the disparity image by voting the disparity at a position corresponding to the coordinate of each of pixels of the disparity image based on the disparity image data; a shape estimating unit configured to estimate a road surface shape based on the V map; a height table generating unit configured to generate a height table indicating a relationship between the disparity and a height of a road surface based on the estimated road surface shape; and a correcting unit configured to correct, based on rolling information on rolling of a stereo camera that acquires the disparity, information used to generate information indicating the road surface shape so as to cancel out an influence of the rolling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Motohashi, Sadao Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10764518
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a pixel for use in a system for determining a distance to an object by range gating, said pixel comprising: a first charge storage well (221) and a second charge storage well (222) for accumulating electrical charges representative of amounts of light impinging on said pixel during respective sets of exposure intervals, wherein said first charge storage well (221) has a charge capacity that is at least 50% greater than a charge capacity of said second charge storage well (222). The invention also pertains to a range gating system comprising such a pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: XENOMATIX NV
    Inventors: Dirk Van Dyck, Rik Paesen
  • Patent number: 10757316
    Abstract: A camera detects devices, such as other cameras, smart devices, and access points, with which the camera may communicate. The camera may alternate between operating as a wireless station and a wireless access point. The camera may connect to and receive credentials from a device for another device to which it is not connected. In one embodiment, the camera is configured to operate as a wireless access point, and is configured to receive credentials from a smart device operating as a wireless station. The camera may then transfer the credentials to additional cameras, each configured to operate as wireless stations. The camera and additional cameras may connect to a smart device directly or indirectly (for instance, through an access point), and the smart device may change the camera mode of the cameras. The initial modes of the cameras may be preserved and restored by the smart device upon disconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Brockway, III, Jeffrey S. Youel, John S. Chen, Fabrice Barbier
  • Patent number: 10757402
    Abstract: Cameras for use in a video surveillance system that is controlled by a video management system (VMS) may have a variety of operating characteristics and capabilities. For a VMS to communicate effectively with each camera, a file must be created for use by the VMS to that specifies how to connect with and operate the camera according to the camera's available and functioning capabilities. The verification of the camera's available/functioning capabilities and the creation of the file is a resource-consuming process known as certification. Disclosed herein are systems and methods that automate the certification process to make certifying cameras more efficient and cost effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Omer Shwartz, Ran Gur
  • Patent number: 10757343
    Abstract: When it is possible to capture a plurality of light sources as images of a plurality of separated light sources with a gain within a range for each of the ranges of mutually different gains, images captured with the maximum gains among the gains that enables the capturing as the images of the plurality of light sources, that is, images captured to be the brightest is generated as use images (a, b, and c). Then, an image d, obtained by combining only the use images (a and b) in which the plurality of light sources is successfully captured as the images of the plurality of separated light sources among the generated use images, is displayed on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Katsuyama, Hideki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10750645
    Abstract: In described examples, an image-generating panel is arranged for modulating a projection beam to include a modulated optical image. A cooling device is arranged to transfer heat received from the image-generating panel to a heat sink. The cooling device is arranged to receive the projection beam on a first side and to transmit the projection beam from a second side. The heat received from the image-generating panel can include heat generated by the image-generating panel in response to incidental sunlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: John Charles Ehmke, Scott Patrick Overmann, Sean Christopher O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10750141
    Abstract: A method for automatically calibrating a system of projectors for displaying images, the method comprising the steps of selectively projecting pixels from a projector onto a projection surface, sensing the pixels as projected across the projection surface deriving a projector/screen mapping based on the selectively projected pixels and the sensed pixels, deriving a pixel correction function based on the projector/screen mapping, storing the pixel correction function by applying a texture map to a mapping mesh inside a graphical pipeline of a graphics processor unit (GPU), applying the pixel correction function to input image pixel data to produce corrected pixel data which corrects at least for misalignment, and driving the projector with the corrected pixel data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Hugo Boujut-Burgun, Daniel Labonté, Sébastien Rompré
  • Patent number: 10742970
    Abstract: A device and a method for measuring spatial color characteristic and resolution are provided. The measuring device includes: a light source, a measuring dial plate and a camera under test, wherein the light source has at least two different spectral power distribution characteristics, the measuring dial plate is provided with a through hole penetrating a thickness direction of the measuring dial plate, the light emitted from the light source passes through the through hole, and the surface of the measuring dial plate is set in black color; the measuring dial plate can also be provided with a measuring pattern, the light emitted from the light source passes through a region other than the measuring pattern. With the device provided in the present disclosure, the spatial color and resolution of the camera can be measured simultaneously, which shortens the manufacture cycle of the camera and reduces measurement cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ossi Pirinen, Tuomas Punta, Ville Nummela, Xingbo Wang
  • Patent number: 10735718
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to data storage in a computing system. In an example, the computing system includes a projector unit including a projector memory. The projector memory may store calibration data pertaining to a plurality of components of the computing system in the projector memory. The plurality of components may include the projector unit and a display unit. Further, the calibration data corresponds to information pertaining to calibrations performed during factory calibration of each of the plurality of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jinman Kang, Ben Wynne, Amit A Marathe
  • Patent number: 10735716
    Abstract: A system, comprising a computer that includes a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor to actuate a first actuator movingly connected to the camera cover and the light to move the calibration pattern and the light to cover a lens window of a camera. The processor can further execute instructions to actuate a second actuator movingly connected to the calibration pattern and the light to move the calibration pattern and the light along an optical axis of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: David Michael Herman, Venkatesh Krishnan, Sunil Patil, Ashwin Arunmozhi
  • Patent number: 10728566
    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: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takeshi Chujoh, Tomoya Kodama
  • Patent number: 10715778
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a video signal transmission device and the like that can support a variety of system specifications. The device includes a packer unit, an encoder unit, and a serializer. The packer unit generates, from a video signal of one or more pixels, a plurality of block signals having a packet configuration of size corresponding to the number of pixels and the number of tone bits of a color signal constituting a video signal. At this time, a control signal including a pulse having a width corresponding to the number of pixels and the number of tone bits is also generated. The encoder unit applies encoding processing having encoding efficiencies that are different between a first period and a second period of a control signal that are distinguished depending on existence or non-existence of a pulse to the block signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi Miura, Yoshimichi Murakami, Shuhei Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10715767
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information transmission device, an information transmission method, and an information transmission system that smoothes the power consumption of an entire system. The information transmission device includes a detection unit that detects occurrence of a specific event based on the surrounding information acquired, a generation unit that generates transmission data from the surrounding information, a management unit that manages profile information at least including a remaining battery level, a decision unit that decides, based on the profile information, a destination of the transmission data generated, and a transmission unit that transmits the transmission data to the destination decided. The present technology is applicable to a monitoring system, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Yoshimitsu Takagi
  • Patent number: 10705217
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a plurality of imaging sensor nodes producing 3D structure of a scene is provided. The apparatus receives (500) location data from the sensor nodes, the location data indicating the locations of the moving objects, compares (502) the location data received from different sensor nodes at the same time instants with each other and determines (504) which detections of different sensor nodes relate to same moving objects. The apparatus further maps (600) the location data received from different sensor nodes to a common coordinate system and determines (602) the relationships of the fields of view of the sensor nodes with each other and the location data mapped to the common coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Otto Korkalo, Petri Honkamaa, Paul Kemppi, Tommi Tikkanen
  • Patent number: 10706809
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an external module comprising: an interface physically connected to a vehicle so as to exchange data with the vehicle; and a processor for receiving peripheral information of the vehicle and state information of the vehicle through the interface, acquiring the ADAS information, on the basis of the peripheral information of the vehicle and the state information of the vehicle, and performing control so as to allow a display inside the vehicle to display the ADAS information by transmitting the ADAS information, through the interface, to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Hyunseok Shin, Daegeun Ha, Junyoung Yu, Taekyung Lee, Byeongrim Jo
  • Patent number: 10708565
    Abstract: In a converting method relating to picture luminance according to one aspect of the present disclosure, the picture luminance is formed by luminance values in a first luminance range. In this method, a first luminance signal that indicates code values obtained by quantizing the luminance value of the picture is obtained, code values, which are associated with the code values indicated by the obtained first luminance signal by quantization for a second luminance range different in a maximum value from the first luminance range are determined as converted code values, and the first luminance signal is converted into a second luminance signal indicating the converted code values. As a result, the converting method is further improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Tadamasa Toma, Masayuki Kozuka, Takahiro Nishi
  • Patent number: 10699132
    Abstract: In a method, an area surrounding a first motor vehicle is scanned optically on the part of the first motor vehicle; a message is determined on the basis of the scanned information; the message is transmitted from the first motor vehicle to a second motor vehicle, a distance between the first and the second motor vehicle not exceeding a predetermined maximum value; a graphic representation of the area surrounding the first motor vehicle is determined on the basis of the message; and the representation is output on board the second motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Marlon Ramon Ewert