Patents Examined by Sath V Perungavoor
  • Patent number: 11414015
    Abstract: A vehicle blind spot detection system may include a rearview mirror and an indicating unit. The rearview mirror has a shell and a mirror, and a transmitting area is formed on the mirror. The indicating unit installed in the shell is horizontally aligned with the transmitting area of the mirror. The indicating unit comprises a light-guiding base and a circuit board, and a front side of the light-guiding base has a recess to form a first housing, a light-gathering room, and a second housing therein. A first light emitter and a second light emitter are respectively mounted on the circuit board, and the circuit board has a through hole. When the circuit board is coupled on a rear side of the light-guiding base, the first light emitter and the second light emitter are respectively accommodated in the first housing and the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Tsung-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 11370360
    Abstract: A tangent line, described next, is, in top view, parallel to a straight line extending in a width direction of the display surface in a range in which the attitude can be changed. The tangent line is present on a plane orthogonal to the up-down direction of the automobile, and contacts a center of the final reflective surface. In top view, of an angle formed by a straight line connecting a center of the final reflective surface with a center of the display surface and the tangent line of the final reflective surface, a supplementary angle which is supplementary to an angle that is on a rear side of the automobile and that is on a side where the observer is present is an acute angle of less than 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Norihiro Imamura, Kenji Nagatomi, Michihiro Yamagata, Shoji So, Keiichi Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 11260795
    Abstract: A display inside mirror includes a housing configured to be secured to a windshield glass, the housing having an opening formed therein, a mirror part disposed in the opening, a display unit disposed so as to face the mirror part, a control unit disposed adjacent to the display unit so as to control the transmission of a display image, a tilting lever disposed at one end of the housing so as to tilt the mirror part, and a switch unit disposed at the tilting lever so as to allow the power from the control unit to be selectively applied to the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hyun Joong Pyun, Nak Kyoung Kong, Young Ik Cho, Byung Seob Yu, Chang Ju Kim, Su Young Choi
  • Patent number: 11202083
    Abstract: A method of encoding input data to generate corresponding encoded data is provided. The method includes encoding the input data into a plurality of symbols in the encoded data, wherein the plurality of symbols represent data as defined by a plurality of palettes indicated and/or included in the encoded data. The method further includes determining mutually different palettes to be used for encoding mutually different parts of the input data, and using the mutually different palettes for encoding the mutually different parts of the input data. Moreover, the method also includes including, within the encoded data, information associating the mutually different palettes with their respective parts of the input data encoded into the encoded data, wherein the information includes palette selection indices for referencing the mutually different palettes on a block-by-block basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventors: Ossi Kalevo, Tuomas Karkkainen
  • Patent number: 11196900
    Abstract: A multi-headed camera assembly includes a base comprising a plurality of tracks, a plurality of image sensor assemblies each comprising a support mechanism configured to allow a quick and efficient assembly of a lens assembly within a housing and each removably coupled to the base by a corresponding support frame among a plurality of support frames. Each support frame comprises a guide member for guiding tilt movement of a corresponding image sensor assembly and a support base movably coupled to a corresponding track so as to accomplish pan movement of the corresponding image sensor assembly. The multi-headed camera assembly further includes a surface mount mechanism, an in-ceiling mount mechanism, or a pendant mount mechanism so that the multi-headed camera assembly can be removably mounted to a surface, mounted into a ceiling, or connected to a pendant base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew L. P. Wu, Sudeep Mohan
  • Patent number: 11187815
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for determining a location of a vehicle and a system for controlling driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Mando Corporation
    Inventor: Giyeon Won
  • Patent number: 11182610
    Abstract: Event recognition systems include a camera and a controller. The controller is communicatively connectable to the camera, and includes a processor and logic that, when executed by the processor, causes the event recognition system to perform operations including: recognizing an event involving an equipment object based upon image data captured by the camera, executing an event procedure based upon the event, the event procedure including controlling the equipment object, and transmitting the image data to a network-based client based upon the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: JBT AeroTech Corporation
    Inventors: Mark T. Thompson, Stephen C. Tatton
  • Patent number: 11184588
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for surveillance via an imaging system within an enclosure. The enclosure is capable of being mounted to any number of locations such as light poles, power poles, buildings, awnings, and overhangs. The imaging system is capable of recording to local storage, provide live images or also transmitting lower quality images or video clips based on additional sensors such as motion sensors. The imaging system can transmit the images or video clips over a network connection that can include cellular or other wired or wireless connectivity. The apparatus and system can be powered by any number of sources including AC, DC, solar and wind energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Dwight David Harms, Timothy Francis Hall
  • Patent number: 11184599
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for simulating motion parallax in 360-degree video. In an exemplary embodiment for producing video content, a method includes obtaining a source video, based on information received from a client device, determining a selected number of depth layers, producing, from the source video, a plurality of depth layer videos corresponding to the selected number of depth layers, wherein each depth layer video is associated with at least one respective depth value, and wherein each depth layer video includes regions of the source video having depth values corresponding to the respective associated depth value, and sending the plurality of depth layer videos to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: PCMS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatu V. J. Harviainen, Patrick Thomas Igoe
  • Patent number: 11164394
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter is directed to employing machine learning models configured to predict 3D data from 2D images using deep learning techniques to derive 3D data for the 2D images. In some embodiments, a method is provided that comprises receiving, by a system operatively coupled to a processor, a two-dimensional image, and determining, by the system, auxiliary data for the two-dimensional image, wherein the auxiliary data comprises orientation information regarding a capture orientation of the two-dimensional image. The method further comprises, deriving, by the system, three-dimensional information for the two-dimensional image using one or more neural network models configured to infer the three-dimensional information based on the two-dimensional image and the auxiliary data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventor: David Alan Gausebeck
  • Patent number: 11165994
    Abstract: A method of displaying surveillance video streams is provided that includes receiving surveillance video streams generated by a plurality of video cameras, and displaying a selected subset of the surveillance video streams in a summary view on at least one display device, wherein, for each surveillance video stream in the summary view, only a relevant portion of each frame in the surveillance video stream is displayed, and wherein a relevant portion is a subset of a frame for at least some of the surveillance video streams in the summary view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Goksel Dedeoglu, Darnell Janssen Moore
  • Patent number: 11128861
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an intra prediction method and apparatus. The image decoding method according to the present invention may comprise decoding information on intra prediction; and generating a prediction block by performing intra prediction for a current block based on the information on intra prediction. The information on intra prediction may include information on an intra prediction mode, and the intra prediction mode may include a curved intra prediction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Hyun Suk Ko, Jin Ho Lee, Sung Chang Lim, Jung Won Kang, Ha Hyun Lee, Dong San Jun, Seung Hyun Cho, Hui Yong Kim, Jin Soo Choi
  • Patent number: 11128819
    Abstract: A combined imaging and spectral measurement line-scan imaging sensor includes a plurality of pixel lines. Each pixel line includes a plurality of pixels. At least one of the pixel lines is an imaging line designated for acquiring at least one image of an object and other of the pixel lines are spectral measurement lines designated for acquiring a spectral measurement of light received from the object. Each imaging line is associated with a single respective spectral response within a spectral range. Each pixel in each spectral measurement line is associated with a respective spectral band. Each of at least three pixels in each of the spectral measurement lines is respectively associated with different respective pixel spectral bands. The different respective pixel spectral bands are non-identical to any one of the single spectral responses associated with each of the imaging spectral lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Vision Technologies (A.V.T.) Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsachi Mazliach, Barry Ben Ezra, Alan Then, Brian Gamm
  • Patent number: 11109012
    Abstract: An electronic device, non-transitory computer readable medium and a method for point cloud compression (PCC) is provided. The method includes receiving a PCC stream; mapping the PCC stream to a plurality of video ISO base media file format (ISOBMFF) streams; generating a ISOBMFF elementary stream including configuration information indicating a logical grouping of the plurality of video ISOBMFF streams into the PCC stream; and transmitting the ISOBMFF elementary stream and the plurality of video ISOBMFF streams to a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Youngkwon Lim
  • Patent number: 11091101
    Abstract: A vehicle capable of drive assist or automatic driving, comprises: a first sensor disposed intermediately in a vehicle width direction on at least one of front and rear surfaces of the vehicle and detecting an object therearound; bulging parts disposed on both sides of the at least one surface in the vehicle width direction and made up of a body bulging at least outward in a vehicle longitudinal direction; a connection surface that connects an outside surface in the vehicle width direction and an outside surface in the vehicle longitudinal direction of each of the bulging parts and that is an inclined surface or a round surface; and a second sensor arranged on the connection surface and detecting an object therearound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaki Shitara, Yuchi Yamanouchi, Ryo Hattori
  • Patent number: 11094137
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter is directed to employing machine learning models configured to predict 3D data from 2D images using deep learning techniques to derive 3D data for the 2D images. In some embodiments, a system is described comprising a memory that stores computer executable components, and a processor that executes the computer executable components stored in the memory. The computer executable components comprise a reception component configured to receive two-dimensional images, and a three-dimensional data derivation component configured to employ one or more three-dimensional data from two-dimensional data (3D-from-2D) neural network models to derive three-dimensional data for the two-dimensional images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: David Alan Gausebeck, Matthew Tschudy Bell, Waleed K. Abdulla, Peter Kyuhee Hahn
  • Patent number: 11070846
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling a video capture/encoding device to capture frames of a video sequence; obtain feedback from a video decoding/rendering device; divide each frame into an array of patches; select one or more patches of each frame for supplemental processing; cause the frames of the video sequence to be encoded by a video encoding module and cause the selected patches to be processed by one or more supplemental processing module(s); and assemble a multi-layer video transport stream wherein, for each frame of the video sequence, a base layer of the transport stream includes data corresponding to an encoded version of the current frame and one or more supplemental layers of the transport stream include meta-data corresponding to the division of the current frame into patches and data corresponding to the output of the supplemental processing of the selected patches of the current frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: REALNETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Reza Rassool
  • Patent number: 11057630
    Abstract: A further coding efficiency increase may be achieved if for a current block of a picture, for which the bit stream signals one of supported partitioning patterns, a reversal of the partitioning by block merging is avoided. In particular, if the signaled one of the supported partitioning patterns specifies a subdivision of the block into two or more further blocks, a removal of certain coding parameter candidates for all further blocks, except a first further block of the further blocks in a coding order, is performed. Particularly, those coding parameter candidates are removed from the set of coding parameter candidates for the respective further block, the coding parameters of which are the same as coding parameters associated with any of the further blocks which, when being merged with the respective further block, would result in one of the supported partitioning pattern. This avoids redundancy between partitioning coding and merging coding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: GE Video Compression, LLC
    Inventors: Philipp Helle, Heiko Schwarz, Detlev Marpe, Thomas Wiegand, Simon Oudin, Benjamin Bross
  • Patent number: 11049264
    Abstract: A marker detecting device comprising: an image sensor, comprising a plurality of difference sensing regions; and a processing circuit, configured to determine a marker exists when a first difference of pixel value data of images captured by different ones of the difference sensing regions is larger than a marker difference threshold and to determine the marker does not exist when the first difference is smaller than the marker difference threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: PixArt Imaging Inc.
    Inventors: Keen-Hun Leong, Joon Chok Lee, Yueh Mei Kim
  • Patent number: 11044415
    Abstract: An image processing device is provided with an image acquiring unit that acquires the image from an imaging unit mounted on a vehicle, a light determining unit that determines a state of a light mounted on the vehicle, and an adjusting unit that adjusts a relationship between a luminance at an object to be captured by the imaging unit, and a pixel value in the image. The adjusting unit is configured to set, when the light determining unit determines the state of the light is in the low-beam state, the illuminance where the pixel value is at the lower limit, to be lower than that of a case when the light determining unit determines the state of the light is in the high-beam state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Yuzuru Koshisaka, Kazuyoshi Akiba