Patents Examined by Sathyanaraya V Perungavoor
  • Patent number: 10362275
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an image capturing system is configured so that a device for capturing images is communicable with an external device through a communication unit. The image capturing system is provided with an operating unit configured to make settings pertaining to image capturing, an image capturing device serving as the device for capturing images and being configured to produce image data by periodically capturing images based on the settings made to the operating unit and a display unit configured to produce a display output based on the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS & SERVICES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kota Watanabe, Hirokazu Izawa, Kazuhiro Furuta, Yuuki Marutani
  • Patent number: 10358087
    Abstract: There is provided laminated glass including a display suited to windshield glass. The laminated glass 30 according to the present invention is configured by bonding, through substantially rectangular interlayers 16, 18 and 20, a substantially rectangular glass plate 12 and a substantially rectangular glass plate 14, which have the same sizes as each other. The laminated glass 30 has a plurality of rectangular organic EL displays 34, 36 and 38 as displays built at certain positions in the laminated glass 30. In other words, the laminated glass 30 according to the present invention suited to windshield glass is configured by interposing the organic EL displays 34, 36 and 38 between the interlayer 16 and the interlayer 20 disposed between the glass plate 12 and the glass plate 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10359613
    Abstract: A method of generating 3D information includes: varying the distance between the sample and an objective lens of the optical microscope at pre-determined steps, capturing an image at each pre-determined step; determining a characteristic value of each pixel in each captured image; determining, for each captured image, the greatest characteristic value across all pixels in the captured image; comparing the greatest characteristic value for each captured image to determine if a surface of the sample is present at each pre-determined step; determining a first captured image that is focused on a first surface of the sample based on the characteristic value of each pixel in each captured image; determining a second captured image that is focused on a second surface of the sample based on the characteristic value of each pixel in each captured image; and determining a first distance between the first surface and the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: KLA-TENCOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Jianguo Xu, Ronny Soetarman, Budi Hartono
  • Patent number: 10356303
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to managing the operation of devices within a home or other property based upon received image data. According to certain aspects, a controller within the home may receive, with customer permission or consent, image data from image sensors disposed throughout the home. The controller may analyze the image data in combination with profile data for individuals associated with the home to determine that a certain individual is indicated in the image data. The controller may further determine an action to facilitate based upon the individual being detected in a certain location of the property, and may direct smart devices to perform that action. As a result, the present embodiments may facilitate providing occupant-location based (or occupant-presence or preference based) functionality, functions, or services, and/or directing operations of smart devices located about a property based upon occupant location, presence, preferences, and/or activities at the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Jackie O. Jordan, II, John Donovan, David Turrentine, Torri Wollenschlager, Bryan R. Nussbaum, Deanna Stockweather, Jeffrey W. Stoiber, Kerstin Markwardt, Gail L. Carlson, Kyle C. Schiebel, Troy Winslow, Joseph P. Harr, Ellakate Wagner, Michael Harris, Jr., Jennylind Sun
  • Patent number: 10349063
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for coding a video supporting a plurality of layers. The method for coding the video supporting the plurality of layers, according to the present invention, comprises the steps of: inducing a reference layer sample location from a reference layer picture used for inter-layer prediction of a current layer picture; resampling the reference layer picture, based on the reference layer sample location; and generating a prediction sample of a current block by inter-layer predicting the current block of the current layer picture, based on the resampled reference layer picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bae Keun Lee, Joo Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10349057
    Abstract: Certain embodiments herein relate to optimizing the efficiency of video coding. Such optimization may be based on characteristics of video content, such as the size and type of video frames. The size of video frames may be compared to a threshold size to determine whether an intracoded frame should be inserted into a Group of Pictures (GOP) instead of a predetermined type of video frame. As an example, an intracoded video frame may be inserted into the GOP when an abrupt or gradual size change in the sequence of video frames is determined. As another example, unipredicted frames may also be inserted into the GOP instead of bipredicted frames using a similar comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Finkelstein, John Civiletto, Benny K. Bing
  • Patent number: 10343607
    Abstract: A viewing device for a vehicle, comprises: a plurality of imaging apparatuses that differ in imaging range; an image generation apparatus that, on the basis of images imaged by one or a plurality of the imaging apparatuses, generates a viewing image that is a composite of: an image to a vehicle rear, an image of a vehicle structure, the image being semi-transparent, and an image of a vehicle occupant on a rear seat; and a displayer that displays the viewing image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kumon, Yasunobu Takahashi, Yuto Ohtsuka
  • Patent number: 10341544
    Abstract: A server and method are provided for determining a matching score related to users of wearable camera systems. In one implementation, a server determines a matching score related to users of wearable camera systems. Each wearable camera system is configured to capture images from an environment of a corresponding user and produce image data from the captured images. At least one processing device associated with the server may be programmed to receive image data from the wearable camera systems. The processing device may further determine a value of a matching score related to at least two users of the wearable camera systems. The value of the matching score may be based on the image data received from the wearable camera systems. The value of the matching score may indicate a level of exposure of the two users to similar visual details in their environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: OrCam Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonatan Wexler, Amnon Shashua
  • Patent number: 10341617
    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, where the system is adapted to dynamically identify a plurality of cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Abish Malik, David Scott Ebert, Hanye Xu, James Tay, Shehzad Afzal, Yung-hsiang Lu
  • Patent number: 10326995
    Abstract: System and method embodiments are provided for achieving improved View Synthesis Distortion (VSD) calculation and more accurate distortion estimation of encoded video frames. An embodiment method includes obtaining a depth map value for a video frame and determining a weighting factor for depth distortion in accordance with the depth map value. The weighting factor maps a pixel range of the depth map value to an output function having higher values for closer image objects and lower values for farther image objects. The VSD for the video frame is then calculated as a function of absolute horizontal texture gradients weighted by a depth distortion value and the weighting factor determined in accordance with the depth map value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: Futurewei Technologies, Inc., Santa Clara University
    Inventors: Zhouye Gu, Nam Ling, Chen-Xiong Zhang, Jianhua Zheng
  • Patent number: 10326980
    Abstract: A method can include illuminating an interior of a fuel tank with one or more light pulses, and receiving reflected returns of the one or more light pulses at a light sensor array. The method can further include producing, by a processing device, three-dimensional image data of the interior of the fuel tank based on the received reflected returns, producing, by the processing device, a fuel measurement value representing an amount of fuel contained in the fuel tank based on the three-dimensional image data, and outputting, by the processing device, an indication of the fuel measurement value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Radoslaw Zakrzewski, Mark Sherwood Miller, Michael A. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10322527
    Abstract: A kneader internal inspection device according to the present invention suspends and supports a photographing unit, which is arranged in an interior of a kneader and which photographs the interior, so as to be vertically movable in the interior of the kneader. Therefore, such a kneader internal inspection device is capable of easily inspecting the interior of the kneader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chitaka Manabe, Eiji Takahashi, Toshihide Fukui, Hodaka Miura
  • Patent number: 10318224
    Abstract: A display system includes a host device that provides source data to a display. The source data includes one or more data-centric blocks free from a fixed-frame size imposition, fixed-frame rate imposition, or both from the display. Further, the source data includes presentation data. The display system includes a display that receives the source data, decodes the source data to discern a presentation time, a presentation positioning, or both for the presentation data. Further, the display presents the presentation data according to the presentation time, the presentation positioning, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Cornelius, Colin Whitby-Strevens, David G. Conroy, Robert L. Ridenour, Sreeraman Anantharaman
  • Patent number: 10315570
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus extracts, as a display image, a part of an image captured by a wide angle camera, the wide angle camera being arranged at a position deviated from a vehicle center line that is a center line of a vehicle in a longitudinal direction and being configured to increase a degree of size reduction of an object as being farther from a center of the captured image. The image processing apparatus includes a control circuit that extracts the display image. The control circuit includes an extraction determination portion. The extraction determination portion determines an extraction position of the display image in the captured image according to a center position of the display image to the vehicle center line and the degree of size reduction of the object represented at a pixel of a specific position in the display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bingchen Wang, Muneaki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10317939
    Abstract: To provide a wearable computer excellent in extendibility and capable of being stably worn. A main body 2 which is equipped with cases 4, 6 and a flexible arm 8 is ring shaped main body having a part opened. The case 4 includes therein a computer, etc. The case 6 includes therein a battery for supplying electric power to the computer, etc. The flexible arm 8 is flexible and thus can be easily deformed. A connector case 10 is provided at a center portion of the flexible arm 8. The connector case 10 is provided with connectors for external device connection 36, 36, . . . In the present embodiment, a USB connector is employed as the connectors for external device connection 36, 36, . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: WESTUNITIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahito Fukuda, Tadatoshi Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10321157
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for coding a multi-view video, and a decoding apparatus according to the present invention comprises: an entropy-decoding unit for entropy-decoding a bitstream and decoding information related to residual prediction by referencing neighboring blocks of a current block; a memory for saving pictures referenced when decoding the current block; a prediction unit for inducing a prediction sample of the current block, based on the difference between sample values of a first block and a second block corresponding to the current block, from among the pictures saved to the memory, by using the residual-related information; and a filtering unit for applying filtering to a current picture restored by using the prediction sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Heo, Sunmi Yoo, Sehoon Yea
  • Patent number: 10313697
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein provide for video compression and decompression. In one embodiment, a video compression system includes a decimation filter operable to receive a video datastream, and to filter the video datastream to remove spatial data components and temporal data components of the video datastream. The system also includes a video codec operable to compress the filtered video datastream and a comparator operable to compare the video datastream to the filtered-compressed video datastream, and to determine a difference video datastream based on the comparison. The system also includes a generator operable to generate a tool for decompressing the filtered-compressed video datastream based on the difference video datastream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen G. Glennon, Arianne T. Hinds, Gregory Rutz
  • Patent number: 10306157
    Abstract: A camera system includes memory, image sensors, illuminators, and a processor. The processor operates the illuminators and the image sensors in a first mode to capture a two-dimensional image of the scene using light transmitted by the illuminators and reflected from the scene. The processor operates in a second mode to capture a plurality of images of the scene, including capturing a first image of the scene while one or more of the illuminators are activated and capturing a second image of the scene is while none of the illuminators are activated. The images are transmitted to a remote cloud computing system. The remote system constructs a light intensity map for the scene using the first and second images, and identifies a first region in the light intensity map as a glass surface when the light intensity values for the first region are below a threshold value corresponding to glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Dongeek Shin, Michael Dixon
  • Patent number: 10277858
    Abstract: A device is presented. The device comprises: at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code, a display element coupled to the processor, and a user input element coupled to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Esa Kankaanpää, Shahil Soni, Klaus Melakari, Niko Eiden, Roope Rainisto
  • Patent number: 10261031
    Abstract: Provided herein is a mask inspection device, including an inspection base, a shift platform, a rotating platform, a bearing platform, a laser ranging module, a vertical shift module, a processing module, and an image capturing module. A mask, which is carried and held by the bearing platform, includes a dust-proof film, each region of which is measured by the laser ranging module for generating a distance measuring signal; each distance measuring signal is utilized to control the movement of the vertical shift module, such that image capturing module can take an inspection image of that region. Based on the distance measuring signals and inspection images, height information of the dust-proof film and inspection information can be acquired. Also provided herein is a method applicable to said mask inspection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Acemach Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Chiang Chang