Patents Examined by Samuel D Fereja
  • Patent number: 11006144
    Abstract: Provided are a video encoding and decoding method and apparatus for obtaining, in a video encoding and decoding process, motion vector resolution information from a bit stream by using a high-level syntax which is a group of information that is applied to a predefined data unit group; determining a motion vector resolution of a current block included in the predefined data unit group based on the motion vector resolution information; determining a prediction motion vector of the current block to be a motion vector of a candidate block from among at least one candidate block, based on the motion vector resolution of the current block; and determining a motion vector of the current block by using the prediction motion vector of the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seungsoo Jeong, Minwoo Park, Yumi Sohn, Kiho Choi
  • Patent number: 11006029
    Abstract: System and method for improving the shaving experience by providing improved visibility of the skin shaving area. A digital camera is integrated with the electric shaver for close image capturing of shaving area, and displaying it on a display unit. The display unit can be integral part of the electric shaver casing, or housed in a separated device which receives the image via a communication channel. The communication channel can be wireless (using radio, audio or light) or wired, such as dedicated cabling or using powerline communication. A light source is used to better illuminate the shaving area. Video compression and digital image processing techniques are used for providing for improved shaving results. The wired communication medium can simultaneously be used also for carrying power from the electric shaver assembly to the display unit, or from the display unit to the electric shaver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 10999602
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for coding video data predictively based on predictions made from spherical-domain projections of input pictures to be coded and reference pictures that are prediction candidates. Spherical projection of an input picture and the candidate reference pictures may be generated. Thereafter, a search may be conducted for a match between the spherical-domain representation of a pixel block to be coded and a spherical-domain representation of the reference picture. On a match, an offset may be determined between the spherical-domain representation of the pixel block to a matching portion of the of the reference picture in the spherical-domain representation. The spherical-domain offset may be transformed to a motion vector in a source-domain representation of the input picture, and the pixel block may be coded predictively with reference to a source-domain representation of the matching portion of the reference picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Kim, Xiaosong Zhou, Dazhong Zhang, Hang Yuan, Jiefu Zhai, Chris Y. Chung, Hsi-Jung Wu
  • Patent number: 10999561
    Abstract: A method for a security and automation system is described. The method may include detecting that a person is present at or near the entry to the structure, capturing an image of the person in response to detecting that the person is present, comparing the image of the person to a database of images associated with the structure, identifying an identity of the person based at least in part on the comparing, and transmitting the captured image based at least in part on the identity of the person to a control panel of an automation and security system of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Child, Todd Matthew Santiago, Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10999484
    Abstract: System and method for improving the shaving experience by providing improved visibility of the skin shaving area. A digital camera is integrated with the electric shaver for close image capturing of shaving area, and displaying it on a display unit. The display unit can be integral part of the electric shaver casing, or housed in a separated device which receives the image via a communication channel. The communication channel can be wireless (using radio, audio or light) or wired, such as dedicated cabling or using powerline communication. A light source is used to better illuminate the shaving area. Video compression and digital image processing techniques are used for providing for improved shaving results. The wired communication medium can simultaneously be used also for carrying power from the electric shaver assembly to the display unit, or from the display unit to the electric shaver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 10992955
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing trick play functionality using trick play streams during adaptive bitrate streaming in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment includes requesting a video container index from a video container file containing a video stream from a plurality of alternative streams of video; requesting at least one portion of the video stream using at least one entry from the video container index; decoding the at least one portion of the video stream; receiving at least one user instruction to perform a visual search of the media; requesting a trick play container index from a trick play container file containing a trick play stream; requesting at least one frame of video from the at least one trick play stream; and decoding and displaying the at least one frame of video from the trick play stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: DIVX, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Braness, Auke Sjoerd van der Schaar, Kourosh Soroushian
  • Patent number: 10986259
    Abstract: System and method for improving the shaving experience by providing improved visibility of the skin shaving area. A digital camera is integrated with the electric shaver for close image capturing of shaving area, and displaying it on a display unit. The display unit can be integral part of the electric shaver casing, or housed in a separated device which receives the image via a communication channel. The communication channel can be wireless (using radio, audio or light) or wired, such as dedicated cabling or using powerline communication. A light source is used to better illuminate the shaving area. Video compression and digital image processing techniques are used for providing for improved shaving results. The wired communication medium can simultaneously be used also for carrying power from the electric shaver assembly to the display unit, or from the display unit to the electric shaver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 10970980
    Abstract: Certain features relate to configuring a distributed antenna system (“DAS”) to interface with and manage components of facility control and monitoring systems while providing wireless communications in a cellular or public safety network. A communications module is configured for receiving facility control signals from facility control and monitoring centers and associated nodes and sensors. A signal processing module is configured to convert the facility control signals a format transportable in the DAS. The signal processing module is also configured to multiplex the facility control signals with mobile voice and data signals being transported in the DAS. The DAS configured to manage components of facility control and monitoring systems can route facility control signals to appropriate facility control centers or the nodes and sensors associated with the facility control centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Donald R. McAllister, Christopher Goodman Ranson, Michael J. Williamson, Fred William Phillips, Van E. Hanson
  • Patent number: 10965911
    Abstract: A surround view system for a vehicle, comprising a camera positioned in or on the vehicle to capture the vehicle's surroundings, an evaluation unit processing images captured by the camera and a display displaying a top-view image generated by the evaluation unit. The evaluation unit obtains the top-view image by calculating a projection of the captured images onto a virtual projection surface and by calculating a top-view of the projection on the virtual projection surface. The virtual projection surface comprises a flat bottom part and a rising part adjacent to the flat bottom part, wherein, in an area comprising the rising part at one side of the vehicle over a length of the vehicle, a curvature of the virtual projection surface is zero in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MANDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jochen Abhau
  • Patent number: 10958819
    Abstract: System and method for improving the shaving experience by providing improved visibility of the skin shaving area. A digital camera is integrated with the electric shaver for close image capturing of shaving area, and displaying it on a display unit. The display unit can be integral part of the electric shaver casing, or housed in a separated device which receives the image via a communication channel. The communication channel can be wireless (using radio, audio or light) or wired, such as dedicated cabling or using powerline communication. A light source is used to better illuminate the shaving area. Video compression and digital image processing techniques are used for providing for improved shaving results. The wired communication medium can simultaneously be used also for carrying power from the electric shaver assembly to the display unit, or from the display unit to the electric shaver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 10948981
    Abstract: A method of tracking movement of an eye of a user includes directing a light beam at the eye. The eye may reflect a portion of the light beam. The method further includes detecting a plurality of speckle patterns formed at a detector by the portion of the light beam reflected by the eye. The plurality of speckle patterns may be detected at a predetermined frame rate. The method further includes tracking movement of the eye by tracking the plurality of speckle patterns from frame to frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Asif Sinay, Barak Freedman, Evyatar Bluzer
  • Patent number: 10951874
    Abstract: A media content delivery apparatus that encodes media content as multiple spatial objects is provided. The media content delivery apparatus encodes a first spatial object according to a first set of parameters. The media content delivery apparatus also encodes a second spatial object according to a second set of parameters. The first and second spatial objects are encoded independently. The media content delivery apparatus also generates a metadata based on the first set of parameters, the second set of parameters, and a relationship between the first and second spatial objects. The media content delivery apparatus then transmits or stores the encoded first spatial object, the encoded second spatial object, and the generated metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Lulin Chen, Shan Liu, Xin Wang, Wang-Lin Lai
  • Patent number: 10942026
    Abstract: A UAV data processing and management system is provided including an encoder broadcaster and data manager which provides end users with a single interface for searching and sharing any video or imagery source, from any device with no client software required. Data inputs to the resource can include UAV video, photos, traffic cameras, fixed surveillance systems, iOS and Android device pictures, and other data (e.g., texts, emails) and inputs from all forms of social media, such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. The cloud based manager is built with collaboration and sharing in mind while at the same time maintaining data privacy, security protection, chain-of-custody control and audit trail maintenance. Analytic tools are integrated accordingly as “plug-ins” or as a store of available app resources which are easily removed, added and customized based on user needs and system requirements and cost constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: KSI Data Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Barton, Jon Gaster
  • Patent number: 10944992
    Abstract: A method for encoding a packet in a broadcasting system supporting an Internet Protocol (IP)-based multimedia service is provided. The method includes dividing a data stream into data payloads, generating a Motion Picture Expert Group (MPEG) Media Transport (MMT) packet by adding a first header to each of the data payloads, and generating a source packet by adding an MMT packet header to the MMT packet and performing Forward Error Correction (FEC) encoding on the header-added MMT packet. The MMT packet header includes type information of the MMT packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Hee Hwang, Kyung-Mo Park, Hyun-Koo Yang
  • Patent number: 10931895
    Abstract: An image processing device (10) is provided with: an estimation unit (11) for estimating, by using image data and a spectral sensitivity characteristic of a color image sensor in a wavelength range from visible light to near-infrared light, a spectral distribution characteristic of an incident light incident on the color image sensor, based on a model expressing the spectral distribution characteristic of the incident light, the image data including one or more color channels and acquired by capturing, using the color image sensor, the incident light including visible light and near-infrared light; and a generation unit (12) for generating, using the estimated spectral distribution characteristic of the incident light and the spectral sensitivity characteristic of the color image sensor, visible light image data configured only from information representing the visible light and near-infrared light image data configured only from information representing the near-infrared light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryuichi Akashi
  • Patent number: 10904561
    Abstract: An image decoding method according to the present document includes obtaining motion prediction information for a current block from a bitstream, generating an affine MVP candidate list for the current block, deriving CPMVPs for CPs of the current block based on the affine MVP candidate list, deriving CPMVDs for the CPs of the current block based on the motion prediction information, deriving CPMVs for the CPs of the current block based on the CPMVPs and the CPMVDs, and deriving prediction samples for the current block based on the CPMVs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaeho Lee, Junghak Nam, Naeri Park, Hyeongmoon Jang
  • Patent number: 10893269
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device and method capable of suppressing a decrease in subjective image quality. A size of a current block for a prediction process is set according to a size of a peripheral block situated on a periphery of the current block. The prediction process is to generate a predicted image of an image to be encoded. An intra prediction process is performed on the current block that has been set and the predicted image is generated. The image to be encoded is encoded using the predicted image that has been generated. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an image processing device, an image encoding device, or an image decoding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Morigami, Shuo Lu, Takefumi Nagumo
  • Patent number: 10893265
    Abstract: In video coding or decoding, coding blocks in a current frame are predicted from blocks in previously encoded frames with prediction samples and associated information organised in a prediction unit. A decision on which prediction unit type to consider for coding is made upon analysis of the distribution of a sum of absolute difference or other function of the residual signal over the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: British Broadcasting Corporation
    Inventors: Matteo Naccari, Andrea Gabrieliini, Marta Mrak
  • Patent number: 10887534
    Abstract: A digital radiographic detector detects a first mode signal and dispositions a received digital image according to a procedure associated with the first mode signal. A second mode signal results in dispositioning a second received digital image according to a second image disposition procedure. The detector determines the first mode or second mode based on the signal's pulse width, a number and timing of rising edges (peaks), a digital code, a voltage level, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Wojcik, Eric M. Welch, Samuel Richard, Gordon Geisbuesch, Mark E. Shafer, Scott A. Rogerson
  • Patent number: 10877365
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter includes a camera system for aerial photography applications which can be mounted on an aircraft and be operated for obtaining images of a surveyed area. The proposed camera system comprises a camera control unit operatively connected to a camera supported by a pivotal supporting device such as a gimbal assembly. The camera is continuously moved along a scanning line without stopping and is operated to capture images in a certain frame rate, this is carried out by measuring as well as regulating the angular velocity of the camera to adapt the pictured and the non-pictures zones over the scanning line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Ohad Rozenberg, Haim Somech