Patents Examined by Samira Monshi
  • Patent number: 11323651
    Abstract: A method for controlling a display device, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: displaying, on a main screen of a display device, content including at least one object; receiving an input for selecting a specific object from the at least one object displayed on the main screen; specifying the specific object by corresponding to the received selection input, expanding a specific area including the specific object; displaying a window including the content displayed on the main screen; displaying the expanded specific area on the main screen; and displaying, within the displayed window, an indicator for displaying the expended specific area, wherein the specific area changes according to a position of the specific object, and the content corresponds to a video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyeseung Lee, Sangjin Ahn, Jihe Suk
  • Patent number: 11323672
    Abstract: A projector includes a first control section and a projector main body to which a camera is detachably mountable. The first control section is configured to be capable of communicating with the camera when the camera is detached from the projector main body. When the camera is mounted on the projector main body, the first control section executes first processing. When the camera is detached from the projector main body, the first control section enables communication connection to the camera and executes second processing different from the first processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji Kubota
  • Patent number: 11308718
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes an electronic control unit (ECU) and a plurality of cameras including side-viewing cameras, a front camera and a rear camera. The cameras connect with the ECU via respective coaxial cables. Image data captured by the cameras is converted at a respective serializer to a respective image signal and is carried to the ECU via the respective coaxial cable. The image signals are de-serialized at the respective de-serializers of the ECU. The ECU generates an output provided to a video display device of the vehicle. The output may include a bird's eye view of an environment at least partially surrounding the vehicle. The ECU may connect with the video display device via a coaxial cable. Electrical power for the cameras may be carried from the ECU to the respective cameras via the respective coaxial cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Axel Nix, Joern Ihlenburg, Nazar F. Bally, Duane W. Gebauer
  • Patent number: 11310551
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information device includes a request command transmission unit and an information reception unit. The request command transmission unit transmits, to an external device, a request command for obtaining information of one or more unique commands executable only by the external device from the external device. The information reception unit receives the information of one or more unique commands requested by the request command from the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Takashi Doi
  • Patent number: 11301667
    Abstract: A smart user equipment (UE) connected to a head mounted display (HMD) worn on a user's head, for playing a video is disclosed. The smart UE includes an operation control module configured to recognize a predetermined user action by a sensor or a camera included in the smart UE and perform a control operation mapped to the user action. The smart UE enables the user to control an operation of the smart UE regardless of whether the HMD includes a separate control means by controlling the smart UE without removing the HMD through the operation control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Eui Hyun Shin, Ta Sik Chung, Dong Woo Cha
  • Patent number: 11284141
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to creating and consuming video-centric experiences with additional interactivity and immersion capabilities. The process involves receiving multiple video and media signals, ensuring their synchronization, uploading them to processing engines, enabling manual and autopilot-driven camera changes, and presenting them in immersive and non-immersive devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: YERBA BUENA VR, INC.
    Inventors: Victor Ernesto Garcia Sanchez, Sebastian Amengual Galdon
  • Patent number: 11282231
    Abstract: Capturing data from a camera rig including a plurality of sensors to capture data during a capture period, including: a plurality of image sensors including at least a visible light sensor and an infrared (IR) sensor, the plurality of image sensors configured to have a common center line through a single lens; a plurality of light sources including a visible light source and an IR source, wherein the IR source projects an IR beam of a calibration pattern; and a processor coupled to the plurality of image sensors and the plurality of light sources, wherein the processor is configured to process data captured by the visible light sensor, and wherein the processor is configured to process data captured by the IR sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: Sony Group Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Scot Barbour
  • Patent number: 11265522
    Abstract: The autofocus control system of a projector includes a projector and an imaging unit. The projector includes a lens actuator that drives a projection lens, and a first controller that projects a first or a second pattern image selected, the second pattern image being mesh-shaped more coarsely than the first pattern image. The imaging unit includes an imaging part that images the first or second pattern image selected to generate imaged data, a user interface part that acquires a zoom magnification, and a second controller that transmits a focus control command to the first controller based on the imaged data. The second controller transmits to the first controller, an instruction signal for selectively projecting the first pattern image when the zoom magnification is smaller than a given magnification, and an instruction signal for selectively projecting the second pattern image when the zoom magnification is the given magnification or larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Tamesue
  • Patent number: 11258966
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device of an embodiment includes a plurality of pixels, a signal processing circuit, and a switch unit. The signal processing circuit performs analog-to-digital conversion on signals output from the plurality of pixels. The switch unit performs switching between a first mode for motion detection to input a first signal generated by adding signals of at least two pixels to the signal processing circuit and a second mode to input respective signals of the at least two pixels to the signal processing circuit individually as second signals. A first period from start to end of a readout operation performed by the signal processing circuit in order to process the first signal is shorter than a second period from start to end of a readout operation performed by the signal processing circuit in order to process one of the second signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tetsuya Itano
  • Patent number: 11226475
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for structured illumination microscopy (SIM) imaging systems. In one set of implementations, a SIM imaging system may be implemented as a multi-arm SIM imaging system, whereby each arm of the system includes a light emitter and a beam splitter (e.g., a transmissive diffraction grating) having a specific, fixed orientation with respect to the system's optical axis. In a second set of implementations, a SIM imaging system may be implemented as a multiple beam splitter slide SIM imaging system, where one linear motion stage is mounted with multiple beam splitters having a corresponding, fixed orientation with respect to the system's optical axis. In a third set of implementations, a SIM imaging system may be implemented as a pattern angle spatial selection SIM imaging system, whereby a fixed two-dimensional diffraction grating is used in combination with a spatial filter wheel to project one-dimensional fringe patterns on a sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignees: ILLUMINA, INC., ILLUMINA CAMBRIDGE LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Clarke Newman, Danilo Condello, Shaoping Lu, Simon Prince, Merek C. Siu, Stanley S. Hong, Aaron Liu, Gary Mark Skinner, Geraint Wyn Evans
  • Patent number: 11212424
    Abstract: A display driver comprises drop amount calculation circuitry and digital gamma correction circuitry. The drop amount calculation circuitry is configured to calculate a drop amount of a power source voltage supplied to a display panel from a setting value. The digital gamma correction circuitry is configured to perform digital gamma correction on an input image data based on the drop amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Satoshi Saito, Kei Miyazawa, Hidefumi Odate, Jiro Shimbo, Kazuyuki Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 11212564
    Abstract: Systems and methods for efficiently distributing digital cinema files from a server to a theater are disclosed. The systems and methods may comply with DCI requirements. A server updates an original composition playlist, updates a track file associated with the updated composition playlist, and distributes the updated composition playlist and updated track file to one or more theaters over a communications network. The theater is configured to store the updated track file at a storage containing copies of all track files associated with the updated composition playlist and update the theater's original composition playlist to the updated composition playlist. The server may have a database configured to track the composition playlists and associated track files present in each theater in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Leon Silverman, James Voris, Mark Arana
  • Patent number: 11196970
    Abstract: An eyewear device is disclosed including an illumination device including illumination sources, each illumination source including a first illuminator, a second illuminator, and a third illuminator, and a spatial light modulator coupled to the illumination device to control when each of the first, second, and third illuminators are on during an illumination frame. The spatial light modulator is adapted to turn on the first illuminator while the second and third illuminators are off, turn on the second illuminator while the first and third illuminators are off, turn on the third illuminator while the first and second illuminators are off during a third time period of the illumination frame, and turn on the first, second and third illuminators during a fourth time period. An illumination method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Rajeev Ramanath
  • Patent number: 11184573
    Abstract: Disclosed is an over-the-air (OTA) antenna meter application (“meter app”) that wirelessly connects to an OTA antenna meter (“meter”) installed with an OTA antenna and presents information that facilitates a user in installing the OTA antenna at the premises of a customer. For example, the meter app can help the user in pointing and peaking the OTA antenna for one or more broadcast channels, e.g., those selected by the customer. The meter app can store installation information of the OTA antenna for various installations, which can be used in generating a recommendation of, or predicting, installation information for installing the OTA antenna at a specified address. The predicted installation information can include broadcast channels that would be available for reception at the specified address and their signal strength, a specific location of installation on the premises, or whether a pre-amplifier and/or filter is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventors: Edmund Petruzzelli, Marcel Guajardo
  • Patent number: 11184549
    Abstract: An image-capturing system according to various embodiments of the present disclosure includes a first image-capturing unit configured to acquire a first image, a second image-capturing unit configured to change at least any one of an image-capturing direction or a viewing angle, a first display control unit configured to execute control of displaying a specification screen on which the first image is displayed, an image-capturing control unit configured to control the second image-capturing unit to acquire a second image by imaging an image-capturing area corresponding to a first screen area by controlling at least an image-capturing direction or a viewing angle of the second image-capturing unit based on the first screen area specified at the specification screen, and a second display control unit configured to execute control of displaying the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11184590
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and method that make it possible to achieve synchronization between a plurality of image projections with increased accuracy. Synchronization between a plurality of projection sections is controlled so as to suppress disruption of image projection timing between the projection sections in accordance with pixel values of captured images that are obtained by allowing an imaging section to capture projection images projected to the same position by the projection sections. The present disclosure is applicable, for example, to an image processing apparatus, an image projection apparatus, a control apparatus, an information processing apparatus, an image projection system, an image processing method, or a program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiromasa Naganuma
  • Patent number: 11178469
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are provided to automatically identify advertisements or other portions of a broadcast television stream before the stream is distributed via a cable, DBS, IPTV or other medium. The television broadcast is received at the data processing system, and audio content of the television broadcast is analyzed to generate an audio fingerprint of a portion of the audio content. The identified audio fingerprint are compared to audio fingerprints stored in a database to thereby identify the portion of the television broadcast based on the generated audio fingerprint. By identifying the contents of an actual broadcast prior to redistribution of the broadcast, additional actions may be taken that are unique to the identified content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Robert Drew Major
  • Patent number: 11178390
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving content that includes a 360-degree video, determining that guidance is enabled with respect to the content, obtaining an input responsive to determining that the guidance is enabled, and obtaining the guidance with respect to a playback of the content, where the obtained guidance is based on the input. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Manuel Briand, Vijay Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 11172260
    Abstract: A system (100) for enabling a user to select media content in an entertainment environment, comprising a remote control device (110) having a set of user-activated keys and a speech activation circuit adapted to enable a speech signal; a speech engine (160) comprising a speech recognizer (170); an application wrapper (180) configured to recognize substantive meaning in the speech signal; and a media content controller (190) configured to select media content. Every function that can be executed by activation of the user-activated keys can also be executed by the speech engine (160) in response to the recognized substantive meaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: PROMPTU SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Jordan, Scott Lynn Maddux, Tim Plowman, Victoria Stanbach, Jody Williams
  • Patent number: 11172180
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes: a determination unit configured to determine a target region; an output unit configured to output a predetermined light to the target region; a detection unit configured to detect intrusion of an object to the target region by detecting the predetermined light, wherein, in accordance that the intrusion of an object to the target region is detected by the detection unit in a state of outputting the predetermined light to a first region, the determination unit is further configured to determine a second region as the target region wherein the second region is larger than the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru Koike, Takayuki Sekine