Patents Examined by Sathyanaraya V Perungavoor
  • Patent number: 10477217
    Abstract: A method is provided for signaling individual layer parameters in a transport stream that includes: indicating, using a supplemental enhancement information (SEI) message in the video stream, operation point information; inserting the operation point information in the transport stream using an operation point descriptor; and providing the operation point descriptor in a Program Map Table (PMT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Mandayam Narasimhan, Ajay Luthra
  • Patent number: 10477210
    Abstract: A scalable video decoder is described which is configured to reconstruct a base layer signal from a coded data stream to obtain a reconstructed base layer signal; and reconstruct an enhancement layer signal including spatially or temporally predicting a portion of an enhancement layer signal, currently to be reconstructed, from an already reconstructed portion of the enhancement layer signal to obtain an enhancement layer internal prediction signal; forming, at the portion currently to be reconstructed, a weighted average of an inter-layer prediction signal obtained from the reconstructed base layer signal, and the enhancement layer internal prediction signal to obtain an enhancement layer prediction signal such that a weighting between the inter-layer prediction signal and the enhancement layer internal prediction signal varies over different spatial frequency components; and predictively reconstructing the enhancement layer signal using the enhancement layer prediction signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Tobias Hinz, Haricharan Lakshman, Jan Stegemann, Philipp Helle, Mischa Siekmann, Karsten Suehring, Detlev Marpe, Heiko Schwarz, Christian Bartnik, Ali Atef Ibrahim Khairat Abdelhamid, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10466460
    Abstract: A confocal microscope is provided that includes one or more lasers focused by an optical system into a line on the surface of a sample mounted to a stage. The microscope further includes at least one linear array detector that is optically conjugated to the focused line. The stage permits movement of the sample with respect to all other components of the microscope, which remain stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SURGIVANCE INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Summer Gareau
  • Patent number: 10448001
    Abstract: Provided is a glass-free stereoscopic image display device herein. The glass-free stereoscopic image display device may include: a display module that displays a stereoscopic image through a cover including a lenticular lens including multiple convex lenses; and a processor that controls the display module, wherein the processor provides a stereoscopic image by controlling a left-eye image pixel and a right-eye image pixel of the display module on the basis of a lens pitch indicating a distance between the multiple convex lenses, and the cover is provided on a front surface of the user device to be combined with the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MOPIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Bong Shin, Yoon Cheol Shin
  • Patent number: 10447996
    Abstract: When a device is started up in the first time, for example, an initial image and various kinds of information are displayed and setting inputs are received. In parallel with the above, a photographed image is acquired and calibration is performed. At this time, first, if there is no need for measures by a user such as a direction of a camera is corrected, the calibration is performed. If the measures by the user are needed or the calibration is ended unsuccessfully, the stage number n is advanced by one, and the calibration is repeated while presenting information on the measures in the order of a low burden on the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shoichi Ikenoue, Yoshihiko Suwa
  • Patent number: 10410069
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to provide a view around a vehicle includes a display unit; at least one omnidirectional camera module attached to the vehicle and configured to acquire images of surroundings of the vehicle; an interface unit configured to receive steering angle information and vehicle tilt information; and a processor. The processor is configured to generate an omnidirectional image based on the images of the surroundings of the vehicle acquired by the at least one omnidirectional camera module; determine a region in the omnidirectional image that corresponds to the steering angle information or the vehicle tilt information; and control the display unit to display an image of the region in the omnidirectional image that corresponds to the steering angle information or the vehicle tilt information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Kihoon Han
  • Patent number: 10402664
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes a distance image acquirer, a moving-object detector, a background recognizer. The distance image acquirer acquires a distance image containing distance information of each pixel. The moving-object detector detects a moving object from the distance image. The background recognizer generates a background model in which a stationary object recognized as background of the moving object is modeled, from the distance image acquired by the distance image acquirer. The moving-object detector changes a method for detecting the moving object, based on a relative positional relation between the moving object and the background model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Soichiro Yokota, Yaojie Lu, Jie Ren, Sadao Takahashi, Tomoko Ishigaki
  • Patent number: 10397564
    Abstract: An image monitoring apparatus, includes: an abnormality detecting part configured to detect an abnormal output from an imaging device based on frame data input to a display driving device that displays the frame data output from the imaging device on a display device; and a signal output part configured to output an abnormality detection signal when the abnormal output is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuma Mishima
  • Patent number: 10397456
    Abstract: An apparatus for inspecting an edge portion of a substrate can inspect a defect or a chamfered width on an edge portion of a substrate. First and second right-angled prisms are disposed above and below the edge portion such that inclined surfaces thereof are directed toward the upper surface and lower surface of the edge portion. A lighting part irradiates the edge portion of the substrate with light. A photographing part is disposed adjacent to the edge portion. The photographing part takes an image of the upper surface of the edge portion from light that has passed through the first right-angled prism, an image of the lower surface of the edge portion from light that has passed through the second right-angled prism, and an image of an end surface of the edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Siho Seong
  • Patent number: 10395541
    Abstract: An integrated fault-tolerant augmented area viewing system includes, for example, a subsystem processor for receiving a safety signal for blind spot monitoring from a blind spot sensor and for generating a subsystem processor video output signal in response to the received safety signal. Selector circuitry selects the subsystem processor video output signal or a master controller video output signal received from a master controller and generates a selected video output signal in response. The selector circuitry performs the selection of the video output signal selection in response to receiving a safety request signal generated in response to a user action. A buffer outputs the selected video output signal for displaying on a display for viewing by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jonathan Elliot Bergsagel, Sunita Nadampalli, Thomas Ray Shelburne, Aishwarya Dubey, Ian Carl Byers
  • Patent number: 10389980
    Abstract: One embodiment of a camera system is provided with a camera device serving as an image capturing unit; a communication unit configured to transmit image information captured by the camera device to an external device; and a display terminal configured to display image information captured by the camera device, the display terminal being configured to display at least either of image information captured by the camera device according to prescribed conditions and image information captured according to user instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS & SERVICES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu Izawa, Kazuhiro Furuta, Yuuki Marutani, Kota Watanabe, Yuki Takahashi, Ryo Kawada
  • Patent number: 10390035
    Abstract: A method is provided for coding a current image. The method includes determining, in a first image, different from the current image, a group of k? pixels corresponding to a current group of k pixels (k??k) to be coded of the current image; calculating a motion vector between each of the k? pixels of the first image and a corresponding pixel of a second image different from the current image, on completion of which a field of k? motion vectors is obtained; and predicting the pixels or of the motion of the current group of k pixels of the current image on the basis of the field of k? motion vectors which is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Elie Gabriel Mora, Joel Jung, Beatrice Pesquet-Popescu, Marco Cagnazzo
  • Patent number: 10382752
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing device and a method that enable easier encoding and decoding of a wider variety of images. The image processing device includes a setting unit that sets a parameter indicating a setting state of a coding tool required in specifying an extended profile that is an extension of a profile specified in a coding standard for performing encoding on each unit having a recursive hierarchical structure. The image processing device further includes an encoding unit that generates an encoded stream by encoding an image in accordance with the parameter set by the setting unit. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing devices that encode image data, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruhiko Suzuki, Nicholas Ian Saunders, Karl James Sharman, James Alexander Gamei
  • Patent number: 10377310
    Abstract: A vehicle object detection system having a controller configured to process object information received from the plurality of sensors and determine the distance between an outer surface of a vehicle body structure and an object. The controller displays on a video display a faux representation of the object, a faux representation of the outer surface of the vehicle body structure and a numeric representation of the distance between the outer surface of the vehicle body structure and the object. The controller is further configured to switch between operating the video display in display modes including a parallel parking view mode and a backup mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Tan, William M Tierney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10373303
    Abstract: A method for monitoring live poultry intended for slaughter includes checking managing parameters and process parameters of poultry flocks from breeding farms, and monitoring transportation of the flocks to a slaughterhouse and handling thereof at the slaughterhouse. Gas stunning parameters of the poultry are checked prior to throat-cutting thereof. Video shooting of the poultry's reactions during the stunning step is done to visually verify a degree of well-being thereof. Computer records are made available wherein a single video file corresponds to each poultry flock or group of flocks in which images of the visible reactions of the poultry are combined and synchronized with said managing and process parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Massimo Zanotti
  • Patent number: 10368059
    Abstract: A target is outputted to an ideal position in 3D space. A viewer indicates the apparent position of the target, and the indication is sensed. An offset between the ideal and apparent positions is determined, and an adjustment determined from the offset such that the apparent position of the ideal position with the adjustment matches the ideal position without the adjustment. The adjustment is made to the first entity and/or a second entity, such that the entities appear to the viewer in the ideal position. The indication may be monocular with a separate indication for each eye, or binocular with a single viewer indication for both eyes. The indication also may serve as communication, such as a PIN input, so that calibration is transparent to the viewer. The method may be continuous, intermittent, or otherwise ongoing over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Atheer, Inc.
    Inventors: Sina Fateh, Nathan Abercrombie, Sleiman Itani
  • Patent number: 10368010
    Abstract: An image processing system, an image processing method, and a program capable of implementing an association of a person appearing in a video image through a simple operation are provided. The image processing system includes an input device which accepts input of video images captured by a plurality of video cameras, a display screen generating unit which causes a display device to display at least one video image among the video images inputted from the input device, and a tracked person registering unit which is capable of registering one or more persons appearing in the video image displayed by the display device. When a person appears in the video image displayed by the display device, the display screen generating unit selectably displays person images of one or more persons, which are associable with the person appearing in the video image and which are registered by the tracked person registering unit, in a vicinity of the video image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Takahashi, Hiroo Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10368037
    Abstract: A system for determining a travel path, including a network of at least one camera, a communication hub coupled to the network of at least one camera, at least one electronic communication device, and a data processing system coupled to the communication hub, the data processing system comprising one or more processors configured to calculate a travel path based on user-specified criteria including maximum camera coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Abish Malik, David Scott Ebert, Hanye Xu, James Tay, Shehzad Afzal
  • Patent number: 10368092
    Abstract: Innovations in the area of encoding blocks using hash-based block matching improve coding efficiency in many situations. For example, some of the innovations relate to encoder-side decisions about when to use block flipping during prediction. Other innovations relate to encoder-side decisions about when to use skip mode for a block predicted using intra block copy (“BC”) prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bin Li, Jizheng Xu, Feng Wu
  • Patent number: 10368036
    Abstract: A pair of parking area sensing cameras, comprising a first parking area sensing camera configured to monitor a first parking area and generate a parking area status of the first parking area and a second parking area sensing camera configured to monitor a second parking area and generate a parking area status of the second parking area. The first parking area sensing camera is configured to display the parking area status of the second parking area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventor: Cheng-Chieh Liu