Patents Examined by Sathyanaraya V Perungavoor
  • Patent number: 10264290
    Abstract: Innovations in hash-based block matching facilitate block copy (“BC”) prediction that is more effective in terms of rate-distortion performance and/or computational efficiency of encoding. For example, some of the innovations relate to encoding that uses hash-based block matching during block vector (“By”) estimation. Other innovations relate to data structures that organize candidate blocks for hash-based block matching. Still other innovations relate to hierarchical hash-based block matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jizheng Xu, Weijia Zhu
  • Patent number: 10261316
    Abstract: An HUD (Head-Up Display) control apparatus may include: a distance detector configured to detect a distance to an obstacle in front of a vehicle; and a controller configured to adjust a virtual image formation position of HUD information to a closer position in response to the distance, when the obstacle is located at a closer position than a virtual image formation position in a specific range designed in an HUD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung Suk Oh, Byung Jik Keum
  • Patent number: 10254551
    Abstract: A virtual image display device includes a light source unit, a polarization switching unit, an image generation unit, an optical path unit and a projection unit. The polarization switching unit switches a polarization direction of a light beam emitted from the light source unit. The optical path unit includes a first optical path through which the light beam having the first polarization direction travels and a second optical path through which the light beam having the second polarization direction travels. A first virtual image is displayed at a first distance with the light beam that has traveled through the first optical path. A second virtual image is displayed at a second distance farther than the first distance with the light beam that has traveled through the second optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomo Kishigami, Hironori Nakahara, Nozomi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10255669
    Abstract: Provided is a device for measuring wafer defects, which prevents damage of a wafer and also measures defects at upper, lower and side surfaces of the wafer simultaneously. The device for measuring wafer defects includes a lower blower configured to inject air to a lower surface of a wafer to float the wafer; an upper blower provided to be moved up and down with respect to the lower blower and configured to inject the air to an upper surface of the wafer to fix the wafer; an upper contamination measuring part provided at an upper side of the upper blower and configured to detect contamination on the upper surface of the wafer; a lower contamination measuring part provided at a lower side of the lower blower and configured to detect contamination on the lower surface of the wafer; and a side contamination measuring part provided between the upper and lower blowers and configured to detect contamination on a side surface of the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SK Siltron Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Hun Kang, Kee-Yun Han
  • Patent number: 10254402
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a distance to a target area includes an imaging system configured to provide at least two images of a target area. The images are associated with different imaging axes. A Lidar system including at least one laser is configured to direct an optical beam to the target and an optical detection system configured to receive a portion of the optical beam from the target area and establish a distance to the target area based on the received portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventor: Richard N. Lane
  • Patent number: 10257505
    Abstract: Sensor fusion is utilized in an electronic device such as a head mounted display (HMD) device that has a sensor package equipped with different sensors so that information that is supplemental to captured 2D images of objects or scenes in a real world environment may be utilized to determine an optimized transform of image stereo-pairs and to discard erroneous data that would otherwise prevent successful scans used for construction of a 3D model in, for example, virtual world applications. Such supplemental information can include one or more of world location, world rotation, image data from an extended field of view (FOV), or depth map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scavezze, Arthur Tomlin, Rui Cai, Zhiwei Li
  • Patent number: 10250902
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for encoding a video and a method for decoding a video in a multilayer structure, and an apparatus using the same. The method for decoding the video according to the present invention comprises the steps of: specifying a current layer reference location for specifying a current block from a current layer; specifying a reference layer reference location corresponding to the reference location of the current layer, from the reference layer; inducing motion information from the reference layer reference location based on the size of motion information saving units; and scaling the induced motion information and inducing the same into a motion vector used for recovering a picture in the current layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bae Keun Lee, Joo Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10231611
    Abstract: The invention discloses an oral endoscope detection system and a detection method thereof. The oral endoscope detection system comprises an insertion portion, a camera unit arranged in the insertion portion, a displacement information acquisition module, an operation mode setting module, a signal transmission module, an operation unit connected with the insertion portion, an image control processing module and a display device. An image displayed on the display device is a positive visual image of a subject part by using the invention, so that the operator can better operate a subject oral cavity to avoid the situation that the operator cannot make correct judgment because detection images taken by oral endoscopes in the prior art are upside down or skew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Xiang Li
  • Patent number: 10230883
    Abstract: An imaging unit images an object in a state where first to third infrared lights are each selectively and sequentially projected so as to generate first to third frames. An electronic shutter controller controls a period and timing in which the imaging unit is exposed such that an interval between a first timing, which is the middle point of the period in which the imaging unit is exposed in the state where the second infrared light is projected, and a second timing, which is the middle point of the period in which the imaging unit is exposed in the state where the first or third infrared light is projected, is set shorter than an interval between the first timing and a third timing, which is the middle point of the one frame period of the first or third frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isao Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10225565
    Abstract: Provided are a video encoding method and a video decoding method according to spatial subdivisions based on splitting a picture into a first tile and a second tile, and splitting a current tile among the first tile and the second tile into at least one slice segment, encoding the first tile and the second tile, independently from each other, and encoding maximum coding units of a current slice segment among the at least one slice segment included in the current tile, with respect to the at least one slice segment included in the current tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tammy Lee, Byeong-doo Choi
  • Patent number: 10225522
    Abstract: A system and method that caregivers, central monitoring companies and other persons to monitor whether individuals entering patients' rooms take appropriate steps to mitigate the spread of healthcare associated infections to the patients receiving healthcare services. In one non-limiting the system and method determine whether an individual who has entered the room of a patient has wash his or her hands prior to approaching the patient. A live video feed from the monitored rooms can be displayed on a centralized monitoring primary display which can be located remote to the monitored rooms. When it is determined that an individual in a specific room from the monitored rooms is approaching a patient and has not washed his or her hands an alert, notification and/or a live video feed for the specific room can be displayed on a centralized monitoring alert display which can also be preferably located remote to the monitored rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil Kusens
  • Patent number: 10220960
    Abstract: A modulated lighting infrastructure for a runway approach lighting system includes a network of LED emitters, emitting primarily in the visible spectral band, driven by control logic to emit brief high-frequency pulses of energy at peak brightness for a fraction of their duty cycle while emitting no energy for the remainder of the duty cycle. While the pulsed emissions of the approach lighting system are so brief as to appear normal to pilots (as the average intensity is unchanged), an onboard detection system can integrate a camera for short bursts at a high frame rate to detect images of the emitted high-frequency pulses against competing atmospheric and background illumination and display the detected images to the pilot. The emitter network may include additional emitters configured to emit energy in infrared and other spectral ranges for detection by onboard enhanced vision systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo L. Tiana, Ming Yu, Marvin R. Lovato
  • Patent number: 10225524
    Abstract: An information processing system includes: a first input unit configured to receive an input of a video captured by each of a plurality of image capturing devices; a selection unit configured to select a different moving object that is different from a tracking-target moving object in the video captured by a first image capturing device of the plurality of video devices, from among moving objects in the video captured by the first image capturing device; and an estimation unit configured to estimate a time point at which the tracking-target moving object is to appear, based on whether or not the different moving object has appeared in the video captured by a second image capturing device of the plurality of image capturing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Ryoma Oami
  • Patent number: 10225557
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an entropy decoding method which includes: generating context related to a bin that forms a codeword of a syntax element; and performing arithmetic decoding of the bin based on the context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaehyun Lim, Byeongmoon Jeon, Yongjoon Jeon, Seungwook Park, Jungsun Kim, Joonyoung Park, Hendry Hendry, Naeri Park, Chulkeun Kim
  • Patent number: 10225542
    Abstract: A three dimensional system including rendering with angular compensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: VEFXi Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Peterson, Markus Roberts, Sergey Lomov, Manuel Muro
  • Patent number: 10217207
    Abstract: An automated image capturing and processing system and method may allow a field user to operate a UAV via a mobile computing device to capture images of a structure area of interest (AOI). The mobile computing device receives user and/or third party data and creates UAV control data and a flight plan. The mobile computing device executes a flight plan by issuing commands to the UAV's flight and camera controller that allows for complete coverage of the structure AOI. After data acquisition, the mobile computing device then transmits the UAV output data to a server for further processing. At the server, the UAV output data can be used for a three-dimensional reconstruction process. The server then generates a vector model from the images that precisely represents the dimensions of the structure. The server can then generate a report for inspection and construction estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: EZ3D, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Marra, James F. Smyth
  • Patent number: 10217012
    Abstract: An illumination unit that can illuminate a drug having a stamped character thereon in a plurality of illumination directions surrounding the drug sequentially switches the direction in which the drug is illuminated. An imaging unit repeatedly captures the image of the drug whenever the illumination direction of the illumination unit is switched. A feature image extraction unit analyzes the captured image in each illumination direction and extracts a feature image corresponding to the shadow of the stamped character from each captured image. A feature image integration unit integrates the feature images in each illumination direction which are extracted by the feature image extraction unit to generate an integrated image. The recognition unit recognizes the stamped character included in the integrated image which is generated by the feature image integration unit and recognizes the type of drug on the basis of the result of recognizing the stamped character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhide Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10215975
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention include a system comprising a positioning device configured to a hold a sample and adjust a position of a sample in response to receiving a drift compensation signal; a first light source disposed to transilluminate the sample; a second light source disposed to epi-illuminate the sample; an optical system configured to receive light from the sample and generate a three-dimensional point spread function from the light from the sample; an image sensor disposed relative to the optical system that produces an image from the light collected from the sample via the optical system; and logic electrically coupled with the image detector and the positioning device, the logic configured to determine one or more drift compensation values from images imaged by the image detector, and configured to send one or more drift compensation signals to the positioning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventors: Rafael Piestun, Wyatt Mohrman, Ginni Grover
  • Patent number: 10218826
    Abstract: A method includes separating, using a separation component, a plurality of input streams into a plurality of audio streams having different bitrates and a plurality of video streams having different bitrates; transcoding, using an audio transcoder, the plurality of audio streams into a plurality of transcoded audio streams having different transcode qualities; transcoding, using a video transcoder, the plurality of video streams into a plurality of transcoded video streams having different transcode qualities; segmenting, using a segmentation component, the plurality of audio streams into a plurality of equivalent audio segments based on identified segment boundaries associated with the plurality transcoded audio streams and the plurality of video streams into a plurality of equivalent video segments based on identified segment boundaries associated with the plurality of transcoded video streams; and joining, using a conjoining component, the plurality of equivalent audio segments and the plurality of video s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Krishnan Eswaran, Thierry Foucu, Jie Sun, Krishna Kumar Gadepalli, Vijnan Shastri
  • Patent number: 10212420
    Abstract: The coding efficiency of scalable video coding is increased by substituting missing spatial intra prediction parameter candidates in a spatial neighborhood of a current block of the enhancement layer by use of intra prediction parameters of a co-located block of the base layer signal. By this measure, the coding efficiency for coding the spatial intra prediction parameters is increased due to the improved prediction quality of the set of intra prediction parameters of the enhancement layer, or, more precisely stated, the increased likelihood, that appropriate predictors for the intra prediction parameters for an intra predicted block of the enhancement layer are available thereby increasing the likelihood that the signaling of the intra prediction parameter of the respective enhancement layer block may be performed, on average, with less bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 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