Patents Examined by Paulos M. Natnael
  • Patent number: 10070123
    Abstract: A display calibration apparatus may include a display mounting assembly with a mounting platform and a multi-axis positioning device coupled to the mounting platform for adjusting an orientation of the mounting platform. The display calibration apparatus may also include a camera device positioned to receive light emitted by a plurality of sub-pixels of a display mounted on the mounting platform. The camera device may include an image sensor array that captures light emitted by the plurality of sub-pixels of the display. In addition, the display calibration apparatus may include a camera lens and a focuser. The camera lens may be positioned to direct light emitted by the plurality of sub-pixels of the display onto the image sensor array of the camera device, and the focuser may be disposed between the camera device and the camera lens to move the camera lens axially along an optical axis of the camera lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Ye Yin, Simon Hallam
  • Patent number: 10063757
    Abstract: Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide adaptable settings for imaging devices and systems. Operating modes may be defined based on whether movement is detected within a predetermined area. One or more parameters of illumination or modulation may be dynamically adjusted based on the present operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Michael Mark, Markus Dielacher, Martin Flatscher, Josef Prainsack, Martin Gotschlich
  • Patent number: 10063436
    Abstract: A receiver is configured to be coupled to a television and data service provider headend via a hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) network. The receiver comprises front-end circuitry operable to receive a signal that carries a plurality of television and/or data channels, and digitize the received signal to generate a digitized signal. The receiver comprises channelizer circuitry operable to select a first portion of the digitized signal, and select a second portion of the digitized signal. The receiver comprises processing circuitry operable to process the selected second portion of the digitized signal to recover information carried in the plurality of channels. The receiver comprises monitoring circuitry operable to analyze the selected first portion of the digitized signal to measure a characteristic of the received signal; and control the transmission of network management messages back to the headend based on the measured characteristic of the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Gallagher, Patrick Tierney, Jun Huang
  • Patent number: 10055816
    Abstract: A pair of cameras having an overlapping field of view is aligned based on images captured by image sensors of the pair of cameras. A pixel shift is identified between the images. Based on the identified pixel shift, a calibration is applied to one or both of the pair of cameras. To determine the pixel shift, the camera applies correlation methods including edge matching. Calibrating the pair of cameras may include adjusting a read window on an image sensor. The pixel shift can also be used to determine a time lag, which can be used to synchronize subsequent image captures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Yajie Sun, Timothy Macmillan, Elizabeth Torres Edwards, Sumit Chawla
  • Patent number: 10049605
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes an image acquisition unit, an image extraction unit, a registration unit, a display control unit, a coordinate generation unit, and a motion detection unit. The coordinate generation unit generates, based on a detection result of a detection unit configured to detect the position of an object in a three-dimensional space, coordinates of the object in a screen. The motion detection unit detects a motion of the object based the coordinates in the screen generated by the coordinate generation unit. The display control unit displays a first image on the screen. When the motion is detected by the motion detection unit, the display control unit further displays a second image on the screen based on coordinates corresponding to the detected motion, and changes the display of the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Funami, Nobuyuki Kishi
  • Patent number: 10049498
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a video conversion method, apparatus and system. The apparatus comprises: a video input controller, a main controller, and a video output controller; the video input controller is configured to establish a data connection with a video source; the video output controller is configured to establish a data connection with an intelligent terminal; and the main controller is configured to control the video input controller to acquire a video stream transmitted from the video source; control the video input controller to perform a format conversion operation on the video stream in a preset video display format; and control the video output controller to output a converted video stream to the intelligent terminal which displays the converted video stream. The technical solutions provided by the present disclosure can solve the problem that the existed intelligent terminal such as a cellular phone cannot run the virtual reality applications well due to the restricted performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING PICO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ligang Li
  • Patent number: 10051192
    Abstract: Panoramic imaging system and process for adjusting luminance levels of a set of video signals captured by a set of cameras in the panoramic imaging system is disclosed. In some embodiments, the disclosed panoramic imaging system includes a housing, the set of cameras and an integrated circuit (IC) chip coupled to the set of cameras and configured to adjust luminance levels of a set of video signals captured by the set of cameras, thereby enabling the set of cameras to capture the set of video signals having substantially the same luminance level. The panoramic imaging system further includes an image processor coupled to the IC chip and configured to receive the set of video signals having substantially the same luminance level and to post-process the set of video signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Scott Zhihao Chen
  • Patent number: 10051204
    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 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Caavo Inc
    Inventors: Vinod Gopinath, Ashish Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 10044971
    Abstract: There are provided a television set and a desktop display apparatus. The television set comprises a major structure configured to realize a display function, and further comprises: a power supply conversion means configured to convert AC mains into a DC voltage; a power supply allocation means disposed in the major structure and configured to convert the DC voltage output from the power supply conversion means into a DC operating voltage required by respective circuits in the major structure, wherein the power supply allocation means and the power supply conversion means are connected mutually and disposed separately. Since the major structure configured to realize the display function and the power supply conversion means configured to convert the AC mains into the DC voltage are disposed separately, electrical isolation of the DC voltage from the AC mains is realized, so that danger of electric shock of human body is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongda Ma, Hongfei Cheng
  • Patent number: 10038881
    Abstract: Provided is a display device including an image display unit configured to display an image with a plurality of pixels arranged on a display surface, an eyepiece optical unit configured to project the display surface of the image display unit in a manner that a predetermined angle of view is obtained, and an image correction unit configured to correct a display image on the display surface at a position of each of representative pixels which are discretely located on the display surface, on the basis of distortion generated due to the eyepiece optical unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Tamayama, Akira Fujinawa, Masayuki Shimizu, Kiyoshi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10038897
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing video qualification, which might include implementing video quality measurements at a subscriber premises and qualification of the subscriber premises for particular levels of video data transmission. In some cases, one or more customer premises equipment might comprise video quality chips that might perform measurements of the telecommunications links, and might send the results to a server associated with the service provider. The server might determine available video services, based on the results of the measurements, and might send the subscriber notifications indicating that the subscribers qualify for particular video services. In some cases, implementing video qualification might include the server determining that video service levels provided to a customer premises has been decreased or otherwise negatively affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie S. Dhaliwal, Steven M. Casey, Kevin M. McBride, Felipe Castro
  • Patent number: 10036812
    Abstract: Laser 3D imaging techniques include splitting a laser temporally-modulated waveform of bandwidth B and duration D from a laser source into a reference beam and a target beam and directing the target beam onto a target. First data is collected, which indicates amplitude and phase of light relative to the reference beam received at each of a plurality of different times during a duration D at each optical detector of an array of one or more optical detectors perpendicular to the target beam. Steps are repeated for multiple sampling conditions, and the first data for the multiple sampling conditions are synthesized to form one or more synthesized sets. A 3D Fourier transform of each synthesized set forms a digital model of the target for each synthesized set with a down-range resolution based on the bandwidth B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: Blackmore Sensors and Analytics Inc., Montana State University
    Inventors: Stephen C. Crouch, Brant M. Kaylor, Zeb W. Barber, Randy R. Reibel
  • Patent number: 10033958
    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: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kengo Terada, Masayuki Kozuka, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10032432
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosures provide a method, system and apparatus for transmitting intelligent information. When one frame of video data x is to be transmitted, a SDI sending terminal determines whether there is intelligent information satisfying a transmission condition; the transmission condition comprising that intelligent information is not transmitted and transmission of a frame of video data corresponding to the intelligent information is finished. If there is the intelligent information satisfying the transmission condition, the SDI sending terminal adds intelligent information y being one item of the intelligent information satisfying the transmission condition into a preset position of the video data x; and transmits the video data x having the intelligent information y. By using the solutions of the present disclosures, implementation costs are reduced and security is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinhong Qi, Tian Huang, Hai Yu
  • Patent number: 10027856
    Abstract: To enable a receiving side to appropriately perform processing of obtaining display image data from transmission video data having a predetermined photoelectric conversion characteristic. Input video data is processing and transmission video data having a predetermined photoelectric conversion characteristic is obtained. Encoding processing is applied to the transmission video data and a video stream is obtained. A container of a predetermined format, including the video stream, is transmitted. Information indicating a photoelectric conversion of the input video data is inserted into the video stream and/or the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 10021445
    Abstract: Various mechanisms presented in this disclosure provide for dynamically adjusting the exhibition of subtitles. In one example, check-points are introduced into the subtitle file format that, once achieved by a multimedia player, provoke the rescheduling of the moment in which the texts contained in the subtitle file will be exhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Priscilla Barreira Avegliano, Lucas Correia Villa Real, Rodrigo Laiola Guimaraes, Diego Sanchez Gallo
  • Patent number: 10021338
    Abstract: To provide an apparatus and method for executing signal conversion processing according to environmental light in a content unit, a scene unit, or a frame unit to generate an output image. Provided is an image display control apparatus including a data processing unit that controls image signals to be output to a display unit, the data processing unit being configured to execute a display control application supporting a content to be displayed on the display unit to generate output image signals. The data processing unit inputs sensor detection signals from a sensor that acquires environmental light information in a periphery of the display unit, and applies the sensor detection signals and generates output image signals by carrying out signal conversion processing in which different signal conversion algorithms are applied to original input image signals of the content in a content unit, a unit of scenes configuring a content, or a frame unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiharu Dewa
  • Patent number: 10015370
    Abstract: A method for audio-video synchronization in a virtual reality (VR) system is provided. The VR system includes a VR device and a host device. The method includes the steps of: connecting the VR device to a host device via a data transmission interface; transmitting an audio signal and a video signal from the host device to the VR device; estimating time delay information in an audio transmission path and a video transmission path of the VR device; transmitting a feedback signal recording the time delay information from the VR device to the host device; and adjusting timing of the audio signal or the video signal transmitted from the host device to the VR device according to the feedback signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mong-Yu Tseng, Iok-Kan Choi, Jing-Lung Wu
  • Patent number: 10008175
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer-readable storage medium for transmitting image signals. The apparatus, method and computer-readable storage medium can receive, at a first frame rate, a first image signal having an image with a first resolution; and output, at a second frame rate, a second image signal comprised of a plurality of images having a second resolution. The first resolution may be greater than the second resolution and the second frame rate may be greater than the first frame rate, so as to satisfy the condition that the first resolution multiplied by the first frame rate is equal to the second resolution multiplied by the second frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuhisa Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10009605
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to determining characteristics of a display panel by using capturing images through multiple filters where the multiple filters include at least two filters that collectively enable replicating of a color matching function. At least two filters of the multiple filters have transmission profiles that correspond to the same color matching function (x color matching function) in different wavelength ranges. Image capturing devices capture the display panel through respective filters. The captured images are processed to the display characteristics of pixels or regions of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Ye Yin, Simon Hallam, Evan M. Richards, Shizhe Shen