Patents Examined by Pritham D. Prabhakher
  • Patent number: 11997420
    Abstract: Audio and video transmission device and audio and video transmission system are provided. The audio and video transmission system includes an audio and video transmission device and at least one wireless microphone transmitting device. Each of the at least one wireless microphone transmitting device is configured to send an audio signal acquired by a wireless microphone to the audio and video transmission device. The audio and video transmission device is configured to be respectively connected to the wireless microphone transmitting device and an external video acquisition device and configured to: receive the audio signal from the wireless microphone transmitting device and transmit the audio signal to the video acquisition device, obtain a mixture signal generated by the video acquisition device from the audio signal and a video signal, and process and output the mixture signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Shenzhen Hollyland Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dezhi Liu, Qiang Ma
  • Patent number: 11995154
    Abstract: A method of determining a state of a target object, an electronic device, and a storage medium, relate to fields of a computer technology, cloud computing and Internet of things, and apply to smart cities. The method includes: receiving a transmitted first moving point sequence for the target object, the first moving point sequence including a plurality of target moving point elements, and each target moving point element containing a timestamp information and a displacement information that indicate a stay state of the target object; determining, from the first moving point sequence, a target stay point of the target object, according to the timestamp information and the displacement information; and determining that the state of the target object at the target stay point is an abnormal stay state, in response to a distance between the target stay point and a first preset position being less than a first preset threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Beijing Baidu Netcom Science Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yongqing Wang
  • Patent number: 11989015
    Abstract: Provided is a method and a device for detecting open and closed states of a platen cover plate of an image reading apparatus. The method includes: controlling a scanning element to scan light at an edge of a platen to obtain a signal value representing a light intensity; determining whether an absolute difference value between the signal value and a preset standard value is greater than a preset tolerance value; sending a prompt signal to prompt a user to close the platen cover plate in response to the absolute difference value being greater than the preset tolerance value; and continuing to perform scanning work on a manuscript on the platen in response to the absolute difference value being not greater than the preset tolerance value. The influence on quality of the scanned image due to incomplete closing of the platen cover plate is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: ZHUHAI PANTUM ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weixin Wu
  • Patent number: 11991460
    Abstract: A camera system comprises: a main control chip, wherein the main control chip includes at least one main control unit; at least one group of cameras, wherein each camera in each group of cameras includes an image acquisition control chip; and at least one pair of bidirectional differential data lines, wherein each pair of bidirectional differential data lines is connected to a single main control unit and all image acquisition control chips in a single group of cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yangbing Li, Xiaoliang Ding, Pengpeng Wang, Fangyuan Zhao, Yapeng Li, Wenjuan Wang, Yingming Liu, Lei Wang, Yichi Zhang, Tianyang Han
  • Patent number: 11991451
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an imaging unit; an imaging time information storage unit configured to store imaging time information for each imaging direction; and a distribution information generation unit configured to sequentially acquire frames from an image signal, cut out partial image information of a preset cutout range, generate distribution image information, specify an imaging direction with the longest imaging time at a predetermined determination timing, determine whether the partial image information of the cutout range acquired when the specified imaging direction is captured is included in an imaging angle of view after an imaging direction has changed, and when it is determined as being included, cut out a range corresponding to the partial image information of the cutout range acquired when the specified imaging direction is captured, from a frame to be acquired subsequently, thereby generating the distribution image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiji Nishimaki
  • Patent number: 11979675
    Abstract: Image sensing devices are disclosed. In one example, an image sensing device includes a pixel unit cell with both event sensing (EVS) pixels and imaging pixels. The EVS and imaging pixels are configured to include event sensing and imaging pixel transistors formed in the same transistor layer of an integrated circuit assembly that also includes the photodiodes of the EVS and imaging pixels. The photodiodes are separated by a rear deep trench isolation (RDTI), and the EVS and imaging pixel transistors are arranged along (e.g., underneath) boundary areas formed by the RDTI, maximizing the space available for the photodiodes and economizing on wiring requirements for the EVS and imaging pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Hongyi Mi, Frederick T. Brady, Sungin Han, Pooria Mostafalu
  • Patent number: 11973102
    Abstract: An imaging device including: a first semiconductor substrate; a second semiconductor substrate; and a wiring layer. The first semiconductor substrate has a first surface and a second surface and includes a sensor pixel. The second semiconductor substrate has a third surface and a fourth surface and includes a readout circuit that outputs a pixel signal based on an output from the sensor pixel. The second semiconductor substrate is stacked on the first semiconductor substrate with the first surface and the fourth surface opposed to each other. The wiring layer is between the first semiconductor substrate and the second semiconductor substrate and includes a first wiring line and a second wiring line that are electrically coupled to each other. One of the first wiring line and the second wiring line is in an electrically floating state while the other is electrically coupled to a transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Tojinbara
  • Patent number: 11968448
    Abstract: An imaging support device that supports imaging performed by an imaging apparatus includes an acquisition portion that acquires an in-image shift amount between a predetermined position in a captured image obtained by capturing an imaging region by an imaging element and a position of a target subject image showing a target subject, and a focal length of the imaging apparatus, a derivation portion that derives a movement amount required for moving the position of the target subject image to a specific position by a position adjustment portion which adjusts the position of the target subject image in the captured image, based on the in-image shift amount acquired by the acquisition portion, the focal length acquired by the acquisition portion, and information related to a pixel interval of pixels in the imaging element, and an output portion that outputs the movement amount derived by the derivation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Fujiki, Tetsuya Fujikawa, Junichi Tanaka, Atsushi Kawanago
  • Patent number: 11968437
    Abstract: One embodiment according to the technology of the present disclosure provides an optical element, an optical device, an imaging apparatus, and a manufacturing method of the optical element, for capturing a multispectral image. An optical element according to an aspect of the present invention includes a plurality of optical filters including two or more optical filters that transmit light beams having at least partially different wavelength ranges, and a frame having an inclined surface portion with an optical axis center as an apex, in which the plurality of optical filters are installed on the inclined surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Kawanago, Naoki Nishimoto, Shuhei Matsushita
  • Patent number: 11968454
    Abstract: A sensor driving apparatus according to the embodiment includes a fixed portion including a first substrate; an elastic member disposed on the first substrate; and a sensor moving portion disposed on the elastic member; wherein the elastic member includes: a first insulating portion; a second insulating portion spaced apart from the first insulating portion; and an elastic connection portion connecting the first insulating portion and the second insulating portion; wherein the elastic connection portion electrically connects the fixed portion and the moving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung Seok Oh
  • Patent number: 11968447
    Abstract: This application provides a long-focus shooting method and an electronic device. The method may be performed by an electronic device such as a tablet or a watch that has a digital zoom capability and a long-focus shooting capability. In a long-focus shooting process, in this method, two framed pictures are simultaneously displayed, an original framed picture at “5×” is displayed in an auxiliary viewfinder window, and a framed picture obtained after a user adjusts a magnification to “50×” is displayed in an image preview display area, to provide the user with two preview pictures with different fields of view. In the long-focus shooting process, based on the original framed picture at “5×” displayed in the auxiliary viewfinder window, the user finds a subject of a shooting target more easily. This improves long-focus shooting experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Renpeng Li
  • Patent number: 11956550
    Abstract: An electronic device and an in-screen optical detection assembly. The electronic device includes a middle frame, a screen, a circuit board, and a color temperature detection assembly, where the screen includes a display and a cover plate located on one side of the display; the middle frame is located between the display and the circuit board and provided with a first through hole; the optical detection assembly includes a light shield body and a light sensor, where the light shield body is provided with a light hole, a first end of the light shield body is connected to the circuit board, and a second end of the light shield body passes through the first through hole and extends to one side of the screen facing the middle frame; and the light sensor is disposed on the circuit board and located in the light hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: HONOR DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shengxi Yang
  • Patent number: 11949996
    Abstract: A device for estimating a scene illumination color for a source image is configured to: determine a set of candidate illuminants and for each of the candidate illuminants, determine a respective correction of the source image; for each of the candidate illuminants, apply the respective correction to the source image to form a corresponding set of corrected images; for each corrected image from the set of corrected images, implement a trained data-driven model to estimate a respective probability of achromaticity of the respective corrected image; and based on the estimated probabilities of achromaticity for the set of corrected images, obtain a final estimate of the scene illumination color for the source image. This approach allows for the evaluation of multiple candidate illuminates to determine an estimate of the scene illumination color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Hernandez, Sarah Parisot, Ales Leonardis, Gregory Slabaugh, Steven George McDonagh
  • Patent number: 11943552
    Abstract: A depth sensor and an image detecting system including the same are provided. The depth sensor includes a pixel that generates an image signal based on a sensed light. The pixel includes a first photo transistor that integrates first charges based on a first photo gate signal toggling during an integration period, a second photo transistor that integrates second charges based on a second photo gate signal toggling during the integration period, a first transfer transistor that transfers the first charges to a first floating diffusion node based on a first transfer gate signal, a second transfer transistor that transfers the second charges to a second floating diffusion node based on the first transfer gate signal, and a switch that is connected with the first photo transistor, the second photo transistor, the first transfer transistor, and the second transfer transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jungwook Lim
  • Patent number: 11934339
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods, devices, and systems for transmitting and receiving image data. The present implementations more specifically relate to repurposing non-video interfaces to receive image data. In some aspects, an image processing device may be coupled to an image source via an audio interface. For example, the audio interface may be an inter-IC sound (I2S) serial bus interface having at least a serial data input and a word select (WS) input. In some implementations, the serial data input may be coupled to receive image data from the image source and the WS input may be coupled to receive a WS signal that tracks a horizontal synchronization (HSYNC) signal associated with the image data. Accordingly, the image processing device may capture (or store) frames of received image data, where the beginning of each frame is aligned with an edge of the WS signal (and thus, the HSYNC signal).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Shi-Jie Li, Thavatchai Montreevat
  • Patent number: 11936981
    Abstract: Security systems and methods. In one example, a method includes operating a camera in a first mode, based on detection of an alarm condition at a location of the camera, adjusting the camera from the first mode to a second mode, including increasing a sensitivity setting of at least one sensor of the camera, and disabling use of object detection within the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: SimpliSafe, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary William Rose, Kevin Klemm
  • Patent number: 11936982
    Abstract: An image capture device includes a mechanical stabilization system is used in image signal processing. The mechanical image stabilization system has an operating bandwidth and includes a motor to control an orientation of an image sensor. A processing apparatus of the image capture device determines a temperature of the motor and adjusts a cutoff frequency of the operating bandwidth based on the temperature of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Enke, Stepan Moskovchenko, Benjamin P. Tankersley, Adam Fenn, Nenad Uzunovic
  • Patent number: 11930259
    Abstract: One embodiment according to the technology of the present disclosure provides an optical element, an optical device, an imaging apparatus, and a manufacturing method of the optical element, for capturing a multispectral image. An optical element according to an aspect of the present invention includes a plurality of optical filters including two or more optical filters that transmit light beams having at least partially different wavelength ranges, and a frame having an inclined surface portion with an optical axis center as an apex, in which the plurality of optical filters are installed on the inclined surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Kawanago, Naoki Nishimoto, Shuhei Matsushita
  • Patent number: 11924553
    Abstract: An orbital camera system has at least two extensions that extend from a hub to rotate a camera about a hub in a balanced and low vibration manner. In addition, the exemplary orbital camera system is versatile in configuration having extensions with hinges to allow variations in the configuration. The hub may be powered by a motor that provides smooth rotation even at low speeds. The hub is coupled to a down rod and the motor may be detachably attached to the down rod. A counterweight may be a battery or a battery station that enables detachable attachment of a battery thereto. An illumination light is coupled to the hub to provide uniform light over the imaging area. A focal element and/or a centering light emitter may be configured along the rotational axis for aid in placing an object to be imaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Joshua C. Yeo, Jonathan Hyams
  • Patent number: 11917287
    Abstract: A system for aligning an item along a path in an area comprising: a camera configured to capture an image containing part of the area and the item; a first transceiver connected to the camera to read the image from the camera; a second transceiver coupled to the first transceiver; a display connected to the second transceiver; wherein the first transceiver is configured to transmit the image to the second transceiver, the second transceiver is configured to transmit the image to the display in order to present the image on the screen of the display, and the transmitted image or the screen of the display includes a reference path, the reference path visible on the screen representing the path in the area; wherein the reference path is configured on the screen such that alignment of the reference path with the item in the image indicates alignment of the item in the area with the path in the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: VIRTUALINE PTY LTD
    Inventor: Matthew Wright