Patents Examined by Peet Dhillon
  • Patent number: 11032547
    Abstract: This invention suppresses color shifts caused by quantization parameters used when encoding RAW image. An apparatus comprises a calculator which finds a color temperature of RAW image of a target frame, and calculates a gain value for each of color components in order to apply white balancing to the RAW image, a generator which generates a plurality of planes, each plane constituted by data of a single color component, from the RAW image, an adjusting unit which adjusts the white balance of each plane on the basis of the calculated gain, an encoder which encodes each plane by frequency-transforming, quantizing, and encoding each plane, and a controller which switches between encoding the plurality of planes generated by the generating unit or encoding the plurality of planes adjusted by the adjusting unit, on the basis of quantization parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Akihiro Oishi
  • Patent number: 11029211
    Abstract: Flight based infrared imaging systems and related techniques, and in particular UAS based thermal imaging systems, are provided to improve the monitoring capabilities of such systems over conventional infrared monitoring systems. An infrared imaging system is configured to compensate for various environmental effects (e.g., position and/or strength of the sun, atmospheric effects) to provide high resolution and accuracy radiometric measurements of targets imaged by the infrared imaging system. An infrared imaging system is alternatively configured to monitor and determine environmental conditions, modify data received from infrared imaging systems and other systems, modify flight paths and other commands, and/or create a representation of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: FLIR Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Frank, Theodore R. Hoelter, Nicholas Högasten, Austin A. Richards, Michael Kent, Julie R. Moreira, Pierre Boulanger, Raymond Valdes, Jonathan Li
  • Patent number: 11017649
    Abstract: A dynamic alarm priority system includes plural kinds of alarm devices, an alarm signal being generated when the alarm device is triggered; a plurality of image capture devices, correspondingly coupled to the alarm devices respectively, the triggered alarm device activating the corresponding image capture device to capture an alarm image; an interface device that receives the alarm signal; an assignment device coupled to receive the alarm signals, which are assigned priorities in order of time, thereby generating an initial alarm signal sequence; and an object detection device that performs object detection on the alarm image to determine whether an associated object is detected in the alarm image. The assignment device dynamically modifies the initial alarm signal sequence according to an object detection result from the object detection device, thereby generating an updated alarm signal sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Climax Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi-Kai Chen
  • Patent number: 11010915
    Abstract: Three-dimensional (3D) depth imaging systems and methods are disclosed for dynamic container auto-configuration. A 3D-depth camera captures 3D image data of a shipping container located in a predefined search space during a shipping container loading session. An auto-configuration application determines a representative container point cloud and (a) loads an initial pre-configuration file that defines a digital bounding box having dimensions representative of the predefined search space and an initial front board area; (b) applies the digital bounding box to the container point cloud to remove front board interference data from the container point cloud based on the initial front board area; (c) generates a refined front board area based on the shipping container type; (d) generates an adjusted digital bounding box based on the refined front board area; and (e) generates an auto-configuration result comprising the adjusted digital bounding box containing at least a portion of the container point cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lichen Wang, Yan Zhang, Kevin J. O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10986285
    Abstract: An occulting device includes a sensor capable of capturing an image, a photochromic film disposed in a field of view of the sensor, and a projector disposed adjacent the photochromic film and capable of darkening portions of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Zackarias Papadelias
  • Patent number: 10963743
    Abstract: Implementations include receiving a predicted value and confidence level from a first ML model, and determining that the confidence level is below a threshold, and in response: providing an encoding based on input data and non-textual information to the first ML model, the encoding representing characteristics of the input data relative to the predicted value, the characteristics including respective gradients of features of the input data, injecting the encoding into a textual knowledge graph that corresponds to a domain of the first ML model to provide an encoded knowledge graph, receiving supplemental data based on the encoded knowledge graph, and providing a supplemental predicted value from a second ML model based on the input data and the supplemental data, the second ML model having a higher number of features than the first ML model, and the supplemental predicted value having a supplemental confidence level that exceeds the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Freddy Lecue, Chahrazed Bouhini
  • Patent number: 10942345
    Abstract: An image acquisition method in which a pulsed illumination beam emitted from a light source is scanned while being focused at a sample, signal light generated as a result of a non-linear optical process at each scanning position is detected, and an image of the sample is generated on a basis of the detected signal light, the image acquisition method including: acquiring a mixed image, which includes in-focus signal light generated at a focal position of the illumination beam in the sample and which also includes out-of-focus signal light; acquiring an image of the out-of-focus signal light on a basis of a plurality of mixed images having mutually different intensities of the out-of-focus signal light; and acquiring an image of the in-focus signal light by subtracting the image of the out-of-focus signal light acquired, from the mixed image acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Atsushi Doi
  • Patent number: 10944969
    Abstract: An encoding, a decoding method, a system for encoding and decoding, an encoder, and a decoder are provided. The encoding method includes the following. In a palette mode, if colors of pixels of a coding unit block are all represented by one or more major colors of the coding unit block, a flag is set as a first state value, and if the color of at least one pixel of the coding unit block is not represented by the one or more major colors of the coding unit block, the flag is set as a second state value. The encoding method further includes establishing a palette table corresponding to the coding unit block according to a state value of the flag and the one or more major colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yao-Jen Chang, Chun-Lung Lin, Ching-Chieh Lin, Jih-Sheng Tu, Chao-Hsiung Hung
  • Patent number: 10917579
    Abstract: A data collection method and system for a drone aircraft. The system includes a data collection device, an extension mechanism having one end connected to the drone aircraft and an opposite free end connected to the data collection device, and a control system for controlling operation of the extension mechanism. The extension mechanism is extendable from a retracted position in which the data collection device is stowed in or maintained proximate to the drone aircraft to one or more extended positions in which the data collection device is extended away from the drone aircraft, and is also retractable to bring the data collection device back to the retracted position. The control system controls operation of the extension mechanism to position the data collection device to a desired position beyond a given obstacle to enable the data collection device to capture data relating to an object or region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: American Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Eitan Babcock, Reese A. Mozer, Vijay Somandepalli
  • Patent number: 10917615
    Abstract: An endoscope system includes: a capsule endoscope that is capable of being introduced into a subject and that wirelessly transmits image data obtained by capturing an image inside the subject; a plurality of receiving devices each of which receives and records the image data wirelessly transmitted by the capsule endoscope, each of the receiving devices including a receiver configured to receive, by using wireless communication, identification information for identifying the capsule endoscope, a recorder configured to record the image data, and a first controller configured to establish wireless communication with the capsule endoscope according to a reception result of the receiver and record, in the recorder, the image data transmitted from the capsule endoscope by associating the image data with the identification information of the capsule endoscope; and a workstation that is connected to the plurality of the receiving devices, the workstation including a processor comprising hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Yuta Makino, Katsuyoshi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10909364
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure may include an imaging system that includes a plurality of uncooled cameras configured to detect the presence of gas within a scene imaged. The plurality of cameras may include at least one broadband camera and at least one narrowband camera. The narrowband camera may include a filter or image data from the narrowband camera may be filtered to the band desired. The images captured by the broadband and narrowband cameras may be processed and/or analyzed to determine the presence of gas within the scene. An image may be generated incorporating the image data of the broadband and narrowband cameras and the presence of gas may be indicated within the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Austin A. Richards, Nicholas Högasten
  • Patent number: 10904539
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatuses, and systems for encoding and decoding an image. The present invention provides an intra prediction unit receives an input image, removes high frequency ingredients by low pass filtering an encoded luma pixel value in the input image during intra prediction, and generates a prediction block by predicting a chroma pixel value by using a low pass filter (LPF) LM chroma mode for applying an LM chroma mode, which is an extended chroma mode technique for generating a prediction block by predicting the chroma pixel value by applying a correlation between color planes to the luma pixel value having removed therefrom the high frequency ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Yoon Sik Choe, Jang Won Choi
  • Patent number: 10885673
    Abstract: In some aspects, the present disclosure relates to a method for identifying the type of the unit by camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Capitalbio Corporation
    Inventors: Yuan Xue, Guanbin Zhang, Cheng Chen, Kaijun Zhao, Jing Chen
  • Patent number: 10885755
    Abstract: A method for heat-based control of a surveillance system is provided. The method may include detecting a first pattern of heat transferred from a heat source based on a first sensor dataset corresponding to a first event, determining an expected pattern of heat to be transferred from the heat source during a second event based on the first pattern of heat transfer, and generating a surveillance model based on the expected pattern of heat transfer. The method may further include detecting a second pattern of heat transferred from the heat source based on a second sensor dataset corresponding to the second event, detecting the heat source during the second event with respect to the second pattern of heat transfer, and determining a threat level corresponding to a security risk posed by the heat source with respect to the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Roxana Monge Nunez, Shikhar Kwatra, Franz F. Liebinger Portela, Edgar A. Zamora Duran, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10880526
    Abstract: A security system notifies a user of a security event when a movable barrier operator light turns on. The security system includes a camera in communication with control circuitry and a communication module. The control circuitry is configured to control operation of the camera. The communication module communicates with a light status detector that determines the status of an operator light associated with a movable barrier operator. When the operator light turns on, the light status detector sends a signal to the communication module, effecting the control circuitry to operate the camera to capture security data. The communication module then transmits the captured security data over a network to be accessible by a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Fitzgibbon, Jonathan Arnold Lee, Brian Roy Skotty
  • Patent number: 10871455
    Abstract: A method of inspecting the inside of a vessel. The method includes the step of obtaining a visual image of the inside of the vessel using a camera. The method includes using a first three-dimensional scanner to obtain a low-resolution image of one or more surfaces of the inside of the vessel; and using a second three-dimensional scanner to obtain a high-resolution image of one or more objects inside of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: E M & I (Maritime) Limited
    Inventor: Daniel Constantinis
  • Patent number: 10869007
    Abstract: A management method for an information capturing system includes: detecting communication connections of a plurality of information capturing devices; and when the communication connection of any of the information capturing device is abnormal, generating and outputting a trigger signal to the other of the information capturing devices so as to cause the other of the information capturing devices to execute an information capturing process in response to the trigger signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Wei-Chung Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10863146
    Abstract: Audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices having a light source in accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure are provided. In one embodiment, an A/V recording and communication device is provided, the A/V recording and communication device comprising: a processor, a camera, a communication module, a light source, and a non-transitory machine-readable memory storing a program executable by the processor, the program comprising sets of instructions for: receiving, using the communication module, from a client device associated with the A/V recording and communication device, an activation request to activate the light source; in response to receiving the activation request, activating the light source and recording, by the camera, image data in a field of view; receiving, using the communication module, from the client device, a deactivation request to deactivate the light source; and in response to receiving the deactivation request, deactivating the light source and the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Siminoff
  • Patent number: 10852127
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and method, data, and a recording medium by which the invisibility of corresponding point detection can be improved. A pattern picked up image obtained by image pickup, by an image pickup section, of a predetermined structured light pattern projected by a projection section and having a plurality of, for example, patterns 101-1 and 102-2 and so forth, each of which has a luminance distribution of a Gaussian function like, for example, a curve 102-1 or 102-2, disposed therein, is used to detect corresponding points between a projection image projected by the projection section and a picked up image picked up by the image pickup section. The present disclosure can be applied, for example, to an image processing apparatus, a projection apparatus, an image pickup apparatus, a projection image pickup apparatus, a control apparatus, a projection image pickup system and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Yugo Katsuki, Yohsuke Kaji, Naoki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10855976
    Abstract: Provided is a glass-free stereoscopic image display device herein. The glass-free stereoscopic image display device may include: a display module that displays a stereoscopic image through a cover including a lenticular lens including multiple convex lenses; and a processor that controls the display module, wherein the processor provides a stereoscopic image by controlling a left-eye image pixel and a right-eye image pixel of the display module on the basis of a lens pitch indicating a distance between the multiple convex lenses, and the cover is provided on a front surface of the user device to be combined with the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MOPIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Bong Shin, Yoon Cheol Shin