Patents Examined by Rowina J Cattungal
  • Patent number: 10979693
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for a stereoscopic device (also referred to simply as the “device”) that captures three-dimensional (3D) images and videos with a wide field of view and provides a virtual reality (VR) experience by immersing a user in a simulated environment using the captured 3D images or videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Han Xiong Jin, Adam Rowell
  • Patent number: 10979706
    Abstract: A method for decoding a bitstream comprising: (a) decoding at least one pictures from the bitstream; and (b) partitioning each of the at least one pictures into a plurality of slices, wherein each of the plurality of slices includes at least one coding units, wherein (c) palette table predictor size of a coding unit of the at least one coding units is set equal to 0 at start of a slice of the plurality of slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiran Mukesh Misra, Seung-Hwan Kim, Jie Zhao, Christopher Andrew Segall, Tomohiro Ikai
  • Patent number: 10965945
    Abstract: An original input video file is encoded using a machine learning approach. The encoder performs a detailed video analysis and selection of encoding parameters that using a machine learning algorithm improves over time. The encoding process is done using a multi-pass approach. During a first pass, the entire video file is scanned to extract video property information that does not require in-depth analyses. The extracted data is then entered into an encoding engine, which uses artificial intelligence to produce optimized encoder settings. The video file is into a set of time-based chunks and, in a second pass, the encoding parameters for each chunk are set and distributed to encoding nodes for parallel processing. These encoder instances probe-encode each chunk determine the level of complexity for the chunk and to derive chunk-specific encoding parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Bitmovin, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Smole, Armin Trattnig, Christian Feldmann
  • Patent number: 10957174
    Abstract: Some aspects of the present embodiments provide a plurality of exterior lighting devices that are communicatively linked and capable of simultaneous (or near simultaneous) activation. At least a subset of the lighting devices may have cameras that enable live viewing (and/or later viewing of recorded footage) of the area around each lighting device (e.g., by the property owner, by law enforcement, or by any other authorized person or entity), and speakers that are capable of providing live verbal warnings (and/or automatic audible warnings) to intruders. Some of the present embodiments may enable the user to remotely control the light and/or sound emitted from the lighting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Tavares
  • Patent number: 10956722
    Abstract: A moving information analyzing system includes a camera, and a server that is connected to the camera. The camera captures an image of an object region, extracts moving information regarding a staying position or a passing position of a moving object included in a captured image of the object region, outputs a count line for counting the number of moving objects and a count result of the number of moving objects having passed the count line, related to the moving information, and transmits the captured image and the moving information to the server in a predetermined transmission cycle. The server acquires the captured image and the moving information, generates a moving information analysis image in which the moving information is superimposed on the captured image and to which the count line and the count result are added, and displays the moving information analysis image on a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic i-Pro Sensing Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Junko Noda, Marie Kanda, Yoshihiro Sugishita
  • Patent number: 10931912
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: storing, by a computing device, pixel-based classification rules in a memory of a computing device; storing, by the computing device, video uploading rules that identify a subset of a plurality of cameras implemented within a vehicle for which video should be uploaded in the memory of the computing device; detecting, by the computing device, satisfaction of video upload event criteria based on video or image data from at least one of the plurality of cameras and vehicle information comprising one of vehicle sensor information and vehicle diagnostic information; determining, by the computing device, a subset of the plurality of cameras based on the detecting the satisfaction of the video upload event criteria; and uploading, by the computing device, video captured by only the subset of the plurality of cameras to a video storage server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10911766
    Abstract: Processing circuitry decodes prediction information of a block from a coded video bitstream. The block is a non-square block and the prediction information of the block is indicative of a wide angle intra prediction mode in a specific number of wide angle intra prediction modes with angles that are outside a range of directional modes from a bottom-left diagonal mode to a top-right diagonal mode for a square block. The wide angle intra prediction modes are in a first set of intra prediction modes associated with the block. The directional modes are in a second set of intra prediction modes associated with the square block. The specific number of the wide angle intra prediction modes is a function of an aspect ratio of the block. Further, the processing circuitry reconstructs at least one sample of the block according to the wide angle intra prediction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Tencent America LLC
    Inventors: Liang Zhao, Shan Liu, Xin Zhao, Xiang Li
  • Patent number: 10907955
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) measuring system and a method of determining a distance is provided. A three-dimensional (3D) measuring system includes a master part having a first base part and a first part-under-test including a second base. A photogrammetry camera images the master part to generate two-dimensional (2D) images. A first 3D imager determines 3D coordinates in a first imager frame of reference. A second 3D imager determines 3D coordinates in a second imager frame of reference. The system determines in a system frame of reference a first pose of the first imager and a second pose of the second imager. The system is further configured to determine 3D coordinates of the first part-under-test in the system frame of reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Armstrong, Christopher S. Garcia, Theodore J. Hordeski, Jr., Michael Veksland, Yevgeniy Vinshtok
  • Patent number: 10904432
    Abstract: A vehicle's panoramic view system includes a non-centered real camera that captures an image of surroundings, a virtual camera, an image processing unit, and a display unit that displays a geometric form overlaid over the captured image. The image processing unit projects the captured image onto a first plane perpendicular to the real camera to correct perspective distortions resulting from the camera's non-centered position, and projects the geometric form onto a second plane perpendicular to the virtual camera to represent the geometric form without distortion on the display unit. The image processing unit finds an affine transformation between the first and second planes by delta transformation between the real and virtual cameras, and applies the affine transformation to the first plane containing the projected distortion-corrected captured image, to align a modified representation of the image with the undistorted geometric form in the second plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Conti Ternie microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Arbeiter, Stefan Milz, Johannes Petzold, Joerg Schrepfer, Sudhan Dhana Sekaran, Rodrigo Garcia Marques
  • Patent number: 10897563
    Abstract: A camera module according to one embodiment comprises: a first lens part having an optical axis arranged parallel to an X-axis; a second lens part having an optical axis arranged parallel to a Y-axis perpendicular to the X-axis; a first image sensor having one surface arranged to face the first lens part; a second image sensor having one surface arranged to face the second lens part; and a light guide part arranged between the first lens part and the first image sensor, or between the second lens part and the second image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong Bok Choi
  • Patent number: 10887586
    Abstract: Application discloses a picture encoding method and a terminal. In the method, a terminal divides the plurality of pictures into N groups, wherein the dividing is based on reference information of each of a plurality of pictures. The terminal encodes the N groups of pictures, where the following steps are performed on each one of the N groups of pictures: selecting a first picture from a target group according to a preset rule, and encoding the first picture, where the first picture is a picture first encoded in the target group, and the target group is any one of the N groups of pictures; selecting a reference picture for a second picture from the target group, where the second picture is a picture in the target group other than the first picture; and performing motion estimation on the second picture by using the reference picture, to encode the second picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaohui Bie, Shanxi Chen
  • Patent number: 10857942
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image generating device, an image generating method, and a program which are capable of calling attention of a user quickly. An integrating unit integrates a first image and a second image and generates an integrated image. A superimposition executing unit causes an alert mark to be superimposed on the integrated image and generates a superimposed image in a case in which an object shown in the second image is positioned on a farther side than an object shown in the first image. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a Camera Monitor System (CMS) which provides, for example, an image corresponding to an image observed by a side mirror or a rearview mirror or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Eiji Oba
  • Patent number: 10848689
    Abstract: An infrared imaging element includes a photosensitive pixel array and a driving line for each photosensitive pixel. The infrared imaging element includes a vertical scanning circuit, a signal line, a bias line, a differential integration circuit that time-integrates a difference between a voltage across the first constant current source and a voltage across the second constant current source; a horizontal scanning circuit; a reference pixel array that outputs a reference signal changing in accordance with a change in a temperature of photosensitive pixels; a bias generating circuit that generates a bias voltage for applying the bias voltage to the bias line, the bias voltage corresponding to a difference between a reference voltage and a differential signal between the reference signal and a voltage on the bias line; and a voltage generating circuit that generates a temperature signal generation voltage based on the bias voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Maegawa
  • Patent number: 10827912
    Abstract: A stereoscopic endoscope system includes: a first objective optical system, a second objective optical system, an image sensor which has a first image pickup range corresponding to a range of a field of view of the first objective optical system and a second image pickup range corresponding to a range of a field of view of the second objective optical system; and a monitor, wherein the stereoscopic endoscope system satisfies the condition (1) and condition (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sayaka Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10820009
    Abstract: Frame sequences from multiple image sensors may be combined in order to form, for example, an interleaved frame sequence. Individual frames of the combined sequence may be configured a by combination (e.g., concatenation) of frames from one or more source sequences. The interleaved/concatenated frame sequence may be encoded using a motion estimation encoder. Output of the video encoder may be processed (e.g., parsed) in order to extract motion information present in the encoded video. The motion information may be utilized in order to determine a depth of visual scene, such as by using binocular disparity between two or more images by an adaptive controller in order to detect one or more objects salient to a given task. In one variant, depth information is utilized during control and operation of mobile robotic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Brain Corporation
    Inventor: Micah Richert
  • Patent number: 10794692
    Abstract: A system for measuring the attitude of an object in a fixed frame of reference from a moving frame of reference, comprising a first imaging device for producing image data for the object from a first direction, a second imaging device for producing image data for the object from a second direction having a component perpendicular to the first direction and an attitude sensing arrangement for determining an attitude of the first and second imaging devices with respect to the fixed frame of reference at the time the respective images are taken and for generating attitude data. An image processing system analyses and combines the respective image data and attitude data to determine the attitude of the object. The system is particularly useful for determining attitude of offshore piles during piling operations or for monitoring the departure angles of pipes and cables during laying thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FNV IP B.V.
    Inventors: Olaf Booij, Fatemeh Karimi Nejadasl, Evert Schippers, Hendrik Wouters
  • Patent number: 10798400
    Abstract: Disclosed are an inter prediction mode-based image processing method and an apparatus therefor. Particularly, a method for processing an image on the basis of inter prediction may comprise the steps of: determining whether a motion vector scale adaptation is applied to a block; up-scaling a down-scaled MVD (Motion Vector Difference) when the motion vector scale adaptation is applied to the block; deriving a MV (Motion Vector) for the block, using the up-scaled MVD and a MVP (Motion Vector Predictor); and generating a predictive block of the block, using the derived MV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jaehyun Lim, Naeri Park, Jungdong Seo, Junghak Nam
  • Patent number: 10776660
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inspecting utility scale wind turbine generator blades from the ground includes a digital camera and an adjustable polarizing filter on a stable platform. The camera is used to record multiple digital images with varying polarization angles using an artificial polarized or polarized solar illumination to produce images with the same or similar registration but different polarization angles, followed by image processing using subtraction or absolute difference routines to yield high resolution, high contrast images with reduced glare and excellent surface definition over the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: John W. Newman
  • Patent number: 10775602
    Abstract: Microscopy method and apparatus for determining the positions of emitter objects in a three-dimensional space that comprises focusing scattered light or fluorescent light emitted by an emitter object, separating the focused beam in a first and a second optical beam, directing the first and the second optical beam through a varifocal lens having an optical axis such that the first optical beam impinges on the lens along the optical axis and the second beam impinges decentralized with respect to the optical axis of the varifocal lens, simultaneously capturing a first image created by the first optical beam and a second image created by the second optical beam, and determining the relative displacement of the position of the object in the first and in the second image, wherein the relative displacement contains the information of the axial position of the object along a perpendicular direction to the image plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: FONDAZIONE INSTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
    Inventors: Marti Duocastella, Giuseppe Sancataldo, Alberto Diaspro
  • Patent number: 10754144
    Abstract: A method for high-resolution imaging includes: (i) forming, via a first lens, a first image at a first bundle-end of a fiber imaging bundle that has a second bundle-end opposite the first bundle-end and (ii) forming, via a second lens, an image of the second bundle-end onto an image sensor. The method also includes (iii) vibrating the first bundle-end relative to the first lens to dither the first image, and (iv) synchronously vibrating, relative to the vibrating first bundle-end, the second bundle-end relative to the second lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Arthur Gmitro, Andrew Rouse, Neil Momsen