Patents Examined by Sean Haiem
  • Patent number: 10075688
    Abstract: In an example, the present invention provides an optical engine apparatus. The apparatus has a laser diode device, the laser diode device characterized by a wavelength ranging from 300 to 2000 nm or any variations thereof. In an example, the apparatus has a lens coupled to an output of the laser diode device and a scanning mirror device operably coupled to the laser diode device. In an example, the apparatus has an un-patterned phosphor plate coupled to the scanning mirror and configured with the laser device; and a spatial image formed on a portion of the un-patterned phosphor plate configured by a modulation of the laser and movement of the scanning mirror device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Soraa Laser Diode, Inc.
    Inventors: Vlad Joseph Novotny, Paul Rudy
  • Patent number: 10015370
    Abstract: A method for audio-video synchronization in a virtual reality (VR) system is provided. The VR system includes a VR device and a host device. The method includes the steps of: connecting the VR device to a host device via a data transmission interface; transmitting an audio signal and a video signal from the host device to the VR device; estimating time delay information in an audio transmission path and a video transmission path of the VR device; transmitting a feedback signal recording the time delay information from the VR device to the host device; and adjusting timing of the audio signal or the video signal transmitted from the host device to the VR device according to the feedback signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mong-Yu Tseng, Iok-Kan Choi, Jing-Lung Wu
  • Patent number: 9930303
    Abstract: In described examples, a method includes: receiving an array of image data pixels for display by a spatial light modulator; dividing the array of image data pixels into a plurality of blocks. For the blocks of the plurality of blocks, the method includes: computing a mean value for pixels in the block; computing a variance for pixels in the block; and, in response to the mean value and the variance, retrieving an indicator of a likelihood of a visible artifact for the block; and in response to the retrieved indicator, outputting a signal to selectively increase or reduce a load time of the spatial light modulator for displaying the array of image data pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Dan Morgan, Jeffrey Matthew Kempf
  • Patent number: 9869856
    Abstract: An illumination device including a light source device, a rotary diffusion plate, which includes a first surface, a second surface, a diffusion section disposed on the first surface, and a detection section disposed on at least one of the first surface and the second surface, and to which light from the light source device is input, a light collecting optical system to which light from the diffusion section is input, a detector adapted to detect light from the detection section, and a control device adapted to control the light source device in accordance with a signal output from the detector. The detection section is disposed at a position different from a position where the light from the light source device enters the diffusion section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nozomu Inoue, Akira Miyamae, Shigehiro Yanase, Hiroyuki Shindo
  • Patent number: 9860505
    Abstract: Display with an appropriate luminance dynamic range is realizable on a receiving side. A gamma curve is applied to input video data having a level range from 0% to 100%*N (N: a number larger than 1) to obtain transmission video data. This transmission video data is transmitted together with auxiliary information used for converting a high-luminance level on the receiving side. A high-level side level range of the transmission video data is converted on the receiving side such that a maximum level becomes a predetermined level based on the auxiliary information received together with the transmission video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Ikuo Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 9860510
    Abstract: An imaging system processes images of a plurality of objects which have been captured by an image capture device for display. Normal processing of the images is modified as either a function of a depth corresponding to one or more of the plurality of objects appearing in the captured images relative to the image capture device or as a function of the depth and one or more image characteristics extracted from the captured images. A depth threshold may be used to avoid inadvertent modifications due to noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy E. Kerdok, Wenyi Zhao
  • Patent number: 9843794
    Abstract: An imaging system with real-time digital testing capabilities verifies the functionality of image processing circuitry used to process pixel data signals read out from a pixel array during imaging operations. Image processing circuitry may process a data frame read from an imaging array that includes multiple regions of imaging and non-imaging data. Digital test patterns may be generated to test the functionality of specific image processing blocks. Test patterns may correspond to or represent imaging data or non-imaging data from regions of the output readout frame. A checksum generator generates a test pattern checksum for output of a subset of the image processing blocks that were provided with a given test pattern. The test pattern checksum may be compared to a predetermined checksum of the output of properly functioning image processing blocks provided with test patterns equivalent to the given test pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Yan Ping Lim, Dennis Engelbrecht, Raymond Allen Davis, Agustin Hernandez
  • Patent number: 9838680
    Abstract: The method includes: processing a PSNR of each segment of each sample video, determining an ePSNR predictive model according to preset parameters obtained after processing and mean opinion scores of all sample videos, and determining an enhanced mean opinion score eMOS predictive model according to the predictive model. Then, for any video that needs to be evaluated, QoE of the video that needs to be evaluated may be determined according to only the enhanced MOS predictive model and an ePSNR determined according to the ePSNR predictive model. In comparison with a prior-art method for determining QoE in which only a mean value of PERNs of all frames is considered, in this process of measuring quality of experience of a mobile video service, as many as factors that affect a PSNR of a video are considered. Therefore, accurate measurement of quality of experience of an HAS video service can be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaolin Deng, Guanglin Han, Zesong Fei, Wei Bai
  • Patent number: 9829778
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a laser light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Soraa Laser Diode, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Raring, Paul Rudy
  • Patent number: 9829780
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a laser light source for a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Soraa Laser Diode, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Raring, Paul Rudy
  • Patent number: 9826204
    Abstract: Generating images to be projected at different projection distances with a multi-aperture projection display, statically or without any conversion, neither mechanically nor at the imager, is enabled by designing the single images of the multi-aperture projection display in a suitable manner, namely by combining provisional single images for the projection channels of the multi-aperture projection display, which are intended for each of the at least two images to be projected, projection channel by projection channel, to the actual or final single images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Marcel Sieler, Peter Schreiber, Alf Riedel
  • Patent number: 9819990
    Abstract: Imaging capabilities of a remote control are leveraged to automatically identify a remotely controllable device and program the remote control accordingly. The remote control uses its built-in image device to obtain an image of a remotely controllable device. The image is processed and compared to a database to determine the specific type of device. Other variations include information of a location of the remote control and/or a location of a controllable device to facilitate in determining and controlling a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Anton Werner Keller, Roger Dominik Bozzini
  • Patent number: 9787963
    Abstract: In an example, the present invention provides an optical engine apparatus. The apparatus has a laser diode device, the laser diode device characterized by a wavelength ranging from 300 to 2000 nm or any variations thereof. In an example, the apparatus has a lens coupled to an output of the laser diode device and a scanning mirror device operably coupled to the laser diode device. In an example, the apparatus has an un-patterned phosphor plate coupled to the scanning mirror and configured with the laser device; and a spatial image formed on a portion of the un-patterned phosphor plate configured by a modulation of the laser and movement of the scanning mirror device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Soraa Laser Diode, Inc.
    Inventors: Vlad Joseph Novotny, Paul Rudy
  • Patent number: 9774813
    Abstract: A control method for a controlled terminal and the controlled terminal and a remote-control device utilizing the same are provided. According to the control method for a controlled terminal, a time interval for the controlled terminal to respond to the input operations from a remote-control device is set according to a setting instruction, and the input operations from the remote-control device are processed according to the time interval. Using the above-describe manner, the time interval of the controlled terminal to respond to input operations can be flexibly set to ensure that users can watch TV programs normally, and improve the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Xu-tong Hu
  • Patent number: 9749686
    Abstract: A content receiver and a method for controlling the same are provided. The content receiver, for example, may include, but is not limited to, a communication system configured to receive video content comprising a plurality of video frames from a content source, a processor configured to insert artifacts into one or more video frames when the video frame is subject to data loss, and a video analyzer configured to determine a quality of the video content by quantifying an effect of the inserted artifacts into the one or more video frames, and trigger at least one content receiver response when the quality of the video content is less than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Sling Media PVT Ltd.
    Inventors: Sushant Sudhir Kulkarni, Yatish J. Naik Raikar, Varunkumar B. Tripathi
  • Patent number: 9741118
    Abstract: Systems and methods for calibrating an array camera are disclosed. Systems and methods for calibrating an array camera in accordance with embodiments of this invention include the detecting of defects in the imaging components of the array camera and determining whether the detected defects may be tolerated by image processing algorithms. The calibration process also determines translation information between imaging components in the array camera for use in merging the image data from the various imaging components during image processing. Furthermore, the calibration process may include a process to improve photometric uniformity in the imaging components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: FotoNation Cayman Limited
    Inventor: Robert Mullis
  • Patent number: 9736335
    Abstract: Image and video processing techniques are disclosed for processing components of a color space individually by determining limits for each component based on the relationship between each component in a color space. These limits may then be used to clip each component such that the component values are within the determined range for that component. In this manner, more efficient processing of images and/or video may be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandros Michael Tourapis, Yeping Su, David William Singer, Hsi-Jung Wu
  • Patent number: 9721161
    Abstract: Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide adjustable parameters for imaging devices and systems. Dynamic adjustments to one or more parameters of an imaging component may be performed based on changes to the relative velocity of the imaging component or to the proximity of an object to the imaging component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Markus Dielacher, Josef Prainsack, Martin Flatscher, Michael Mark, Robert Lobnik
  • Patent number: 9684123
    Abstract: The display device comprises a light guide plate arranged at the side of a surface, of a display panel which has a display surface on one surface, opposite to the display surface, a plurality of light source elements arranged to face an end surface of the light guide plate, an optical sheet arranged at the display panel side of the light guide plate, and the display panel arranged to face the optical sheet, and further comprises a first holding portion shielding the light from the plurality of the light source elements to the display panel and holding the optical sheet at the light guide plate side, and a second holding portion separating the optical sheet from the display panel and holding the optical sheet at the side opposite to the first holding portion. A space is formed between the optical sheet and the display panel by the second holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventor: Yuki Horiguchi
  • Patent number: 9654822
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a first video stream on a display. While displaying the first video stream on the display, the device allocates, in accordance with a historical pattern of video stream switching of a particular user, available bandwidth for receiving data at the device at least between receiving the first video stream and preloading a second, non-displayed video stream. The device receives the first video stream and preloads the second, non-displayed video stream in accordance with the allocated available bandwidth. The device receives a request to display the second video stream on the display. In response to receiving the request to display the second video stream on the display, the device displays the preloaded second video stream on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventors: Eric Hoffert, Mike Berkley, Kevin Faaborg, Gustav Soderstrom