Patents Examined by Shan E Elahi
  • Patent number: 10812799
    Abstract: A method for decoding video includes receiving a frame of the video that includes at least one slice and at least one time. Each of the at least one slice and the at least one tile are not all aligned with one another. Each of the at least one slice is characterized that it is decoded independently of the other the at least one slice. Each of the at least one tile is characterized that it is a rectangular region of the frame and having coding units for the decoding arranged in a raster scan order. The at least one tile of the frame are collectively arranged in a raster scan order of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Velos Media, LLC
    Inventors: Kiran Misra, Christopher Segall
  • Patent number: 10812762
    Abstract: The various implementations disclosed herein include a camera assembly configured for communication over multiple communication protocols. The camera assembly includes: (1) an enclosed housing; (2) a lens module positioned within the enclosed housing and configured to receive light; (3) circuit board(s) positioned within the enclosed housing; (4) communication circuitry coupled to the circuit board(s) and configured to wirelessly communicate over a plurality of different communication protocols, the communication circuitry including one or more transceivers configured for communication over a first communication protocol and a second communication protocol; (5) a first antenna arranged at a first location on the circuit board(s), the first antenna configured for communication over the first communication protocol; and (6) a second antenna arranged at a second location on the circuit board(s), the second antenna configured for communication over the second communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Mikko Pekka Sannala
  • Patent number: 10812691
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes a first camera that captures a first image, a second camera that captures a second image, a lens cover that includes transparent parts and ridgelines and that covers the first camera and the second camera, and a processing circuit that identifies a pixel located in an area, in which it is necessary to interpolate a pixel value, in the first image, and generates an output image using the first image and interpolation pixel information for interpolating a pixel value of the identified pixel. Each ridgeline between adjacent parts of the lens cover is twisted with respect to a base line extending between a center of a first lens of the first camera and a center of a second lens of the second camera. An upper part of the lens cover opposes a base on which the first camera and the second camera are disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Wakai, Takeo Azuma, Kunio Nobori, Satoshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10812765
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including a processor is provided. The processor inputs, from an imaging element in which first imaging pixels having a lower SNR and second imaging pixels having a higher SNR are arranged on a same layer, a first captured image by the first imaging pixels and a second captured image by the second imaging pixels when the first imaging pixels and the second imaging pixels perform imaging simultaneously, selects a target pixel from the first captured image, extracts, from the second captured image or an interpolated image of the second captured image, pixels having luminance values close to a luminance value of a pixel corresponding to the target pixel in the second captured image or interpolated image, selects pixels corresponding to the extracted pixels from the first captured image, and corrects a luminance value of the target pixel based on luminance values of the selected pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mineki Taoka
  • Patent number: 10809516
    Abstract: A method and system for mapping fluid objects on a substrate using a microscope inspection system that includes a light source, imaging device, stage for moving a substrate disposed on the stage, and a control module. A computer analysis system includes an object identification module that identifies for each of the objects on the substrate, an object position on the substrate including a set of X, Y, and ? coordinates using algorithms, networks, machines and systems including artificial intelligence and image processing algorithms. At least one of the objects is fluid and has shifted from a prior position or deformed from a prior size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Nanotronics Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew C. Putman, John B. Putman, John Cruickshank, Julie Orlando, Adele Frankel, Brandon Scott
  • Patent number: 10800332
    Abstract: A method for assisting a driver of a vehicle towing a trailer includes providing a rear backup camera at a rear portion of the vehicle. A trailer having a trailer tow bar is attached to the trailer hitch of the vehicle. The vehicle is driven while towing the trailer and image data is captured via the rear backup camera and provided to a control at the vehicle. The image data captured while the vehicle is towing the trailer is processed at the control to determine an angle of the trailer tow bar relative to the vehicle. Responsive to determining the angle of the trailer tow bar relative to the vehicle, a degree of sway of the trailer relative to the vehicle is determined. Responsive to determination that the degree of sway is greater than a threshold degree of sway, an output is generated via the control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yuesheng Lu, Steven V. Byrne, Paul A. VanOphem, James D. Harris
  • Patent number: 10802292
    Abstract: A synthetic aperture optics (SAO) imaging method minimizes the number of selective excitation patterns used to illuminate the imaging target, based on the objects' physical characteristics corresponding to spatial frequency content from the illuminated target and/or one or more parameters of the optical imaging system used for SAO. With the minimized number of selective excitation patterns, the time required to perform SAO is reduced dramatically, thereby allowing SAO to be used with DNA sequencing applications that require massive parallelization for cost reduction and high throughput. In addition, an SAO apparatus optimized to perform the SAO method is provided. The SAO apparatus includes a plurality of interference pattern generation modules that can be arranged in a half-ring shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Optical Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chun-Sheu Lee, Jong Buhm Park
  • Patent number: 10798363
    Abstract: A video file processing method and apparatus, configured to record a video displayed in a VR device. A device type of a first virtual reality (VR) device is detected by processing circuitry of an apparatus. The first VR device is configured to display a target video to be recorded. An application on the first VR device is detected by the processing circuitry based on the device type of the first VR device. Video data of the target video is obtained by the processing circuitry from the application on the first VR device. The video data is coded by the processing circuitry to generate a recorded video file of the target video. A video playback terminal device compatible with the first VR device is identified by the processing circuitry. The recorded video file of the target video is played back through the video playback terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Xiaobin Shen, Gucai Luo, Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 10795353
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for new paradigms for user interaction with an unmanned aerial vehicle (referred to as a flying digital assistant or FDA) using a portable multifunction device (PMD) such as smart phone. In some embodiments, a user may control image capture from an FDA by adjusting the position and orientation of a PMD. In other embodiments, a user may input a touch gesture via a touch display of a PMD that corresponds with a flight path to be autonomously flown by the FDA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SKYDIO, INC.
    Inventors: Abraham Galton Bachrach, Adam Parker Bry, Matthew Joseph Donahoe
  • Patent number: 10791337
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for signaling image information and to a decoding method using same. The method for signaling image information according to the present invention comprises: a step of performing inter-prediction for a current picture; and a step of signaling information including the result of said inter-prediction and reference picture information indicating reference pictures usable in said inter prediction, wherein said reference picture information contains pieces of picture order count (POC) information of said usable reference pictures. The POC information of said usable reference pictures in said reference picture information is configured such that POCs for the pictures existing before said current picture in terms of a POC sequence are located at the front, and POCs for the pictures existing after said current picture in terms of a POC sequence are located following the POCs located at the front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hendry Hendry, Seungwook Park, Jaehyun Lim, Yongjoon Jeon, Chulkeun Kim, Jungsun Kim, Naeri Park, Byeongmoon Jeon, Joonyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10785503
    Abstract: Disclosed is a prediction method adopting in-loop filtering. According to the present invention, a prediction method for encoding and decoding video comprises the following steps: generating a residual block of the current block through an inverse quantization and inverse transform; generating a prediction block of the current block through an intra-prediction; performing in-loop filtering on the current block in which the residual block and the prediction block are combined; and storing the current block, on which the in-loop filtering is performed, in a frame buffer for an intra-prediction of the next block to be encoded. As described above, prediction is performed using an in-loop filter during processes for encoding and decoding video, thereby improving the accuracy of prediction and reducing errors in prediction, thus improving the efficiency of video compression and reducing the amount of data to be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Je Chang Jeong, Ki Baek Kim, Dong Jin Jung
  • Patent number: 10785428
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for imaging a body lumen are disclosed. According to the method, an imaging apparatus is induced into the body lumen. Structured light from the imaging apparatus is projected into the body lumen. The structured light reflected from anatomical features in the body lumen is detected by the imaging apparatus. A first structured light image is generated from the detected structured light by the imaging apparatus. Non-structured light is emitted from the imaging apparatus into the body lumen. The non-structured light reflected from the anatomical features in the body lumen is detected by the imaging apparatus. A non-structured light image is generated from the detected non-structured light by the imaging apparatus. The frame period of the first structured light image is shorter than the frame period of the non-structured light image. In one embodiment, the imaging apparatus corresponds to a capsule endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CapsoVision Inc.
    Inventors: Kang-Huai Wang, Yi Xu, Gordon C. Wilson, Chenyu Wu
  • Patent number: 10771805
    Abstract: There are disclosed various methods, apparatuses and computer program products for video encoding and decoding. In other embodiments, there is provided a method, an apparatus, a computer readable storage medium stored with code thereon for use by an apparatus, and a video encoder, for encoding a scalable bitstream, to provide indicating an encoding configuration, where only samples and syntax from intra coded pictures of base layer is used for coding the enhancement layer pictures. In other embodiments, there is provided an apparatus, a computer readable storage medium stored with code thereon for use by an apparatus, and a video decoder, for decoding a scalable bitstream, to receive indications of an encoding configuration, where only samples and syntax from intra coded pictures of base layer is used for coding the enhancement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Kemal Ugur, Mehmet Oguz Bici, Miska Matias Hannuksela
  • Patent number: 10769957
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for vehicle guidance. Stereo images may be obtained at different times using a stereo image sensor. A depth image may be determined based on an earlier obtained pair of stereo images. The depth image may be refined based on predictions of an earlier stereo image and a later obtained stereo image. Depth information for an environment around a vehicle may be obtained. The depth information may characterize distances between the vehicle and the environment around the vehicle. A spherical depth map may be generated from the depth information. Maneuver controls for the vehicle may be provided based on the spherical depth map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Gohl, Sammy Omari
  • Patent number: 10769813
    Abstract: A calibration apparatus and method are provided for a surround-view camera system having a plurality of cameras mounted to an object (e.g., a vehicle). A plurality of markers are arbitrarily placed around the object and configured to measure a plurality of distances between one another. The markers preferably include a rangefinder to measure distances. From at least one image from one or more cameras, a controller is configured to visually identify at least two markers which define a coordinate system. Based on the measured plurality of distances between markers and the visually identified markers, the controller generates calibration information as an output, preferably saved in the form of a look-up table, which will be retrieved and used when a display device generates a bird's-eye view for a viewer. Additionally, a marker that is part of the calibration apparatus is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas U. Kuehnle, Hans M. Molin, Travis G. Ramler, Jeffrey R. Coleman, Cathy L. Boon, Zheng Li
  • Patent number: 10769445
    Abstract: A device receives video data concerning a plurality of customers and a product in a plurality of physical retail locations. The device processes the video data and determines actions of the plurality of customers in relation to the product in the plurality of physical retail locations, by: determining, for a customer of the plurality of customers, an activity of the customer in relation to the product, and determining, for the customer, an eye gaze direction of the customer relative to the product. The device determines categories for the actions of the plurality of customers in relation to the product. The device generates a report that indicates one or more of the categories for the actions of the plurality of customers in relation to the product and sends the report to a client device to permit the client device to display the report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Anh Truong, Kenneth Taylor, Vincent Pham, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad, Jeremy Goodsitt, Austin Walters
  • Patent number: 10760907
    Abstract: A method for detecting a displacement of a mobile platform is provided. The method includes acquiring a first frame and a second frame using an imaging device that is coupled to the mobile platform, and obtaining rotation data using an inertial measurement unit (IMU) that is coupled to the mobile platform. The method also includes calculating a translation array based on the first frame, the second frame, and the rotation data. The method further includes determining the displacement of the mobile platform based on the translation array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Honghui Zhang
  • Patent number: 10761309
    Abstract: Disclosed is a laser scanning based microscope apparatus including a light source configured to output a laser signal, a scanning unit configured to scan a heating sample with a first laser signal corresponding to a portion of the output laser signal, and output an optical signal reflected from the sample by the scanning to a first detector, the first detector configured to generate a first electrical signal through the reflected optical signal, a second detector configured to generate a second electrical signal through a second laser signal corresponding to a remaining portion of the output laser signal, and a controller configured to acquire a thermal image of the sample by performing a frequency domain analysis based on the first electrical signal and a differential electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Korea Basic Science Institute
    Inventors: Dong Uk Kim, Ki Soo Chang
  • Patent number: 10757330
    Abstract: The invention relates to recording images with variable resolution for a driver assistance system (101) of a vehicle (100). The driver assistance system (101) comprises a camera (102). In the standard operation mode, the camera (103) is configured to iteratively switch between recording images of a first type and images of a second type with a higher resolution than the images of the first type. In this way, the images of the first type can be used for analyzing a near-range of the vehicle environment without requiring too much computing power. Moreover, the images of the second type have a sufficient resolution for analyzing a far-range of the vehicle environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventor: Mina Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 10757392
    Abstract: The present invention suggests a method of providing subtitles for a 360 content, the method comprising: generating 360 video data captured by at least one camera; stitching the 360 video data; projecting the 360 video data to a 2D image; encoding the 2D image into a video stream; generating a 360 subtitle Supplemental Enhancement Information (SEI) message for signaling a subtitle for the 360 content; inserting the 360 subtitle SEI message into the video stream; and generating a broadcast signal including the video stream, and transmitting the broadcast signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Soojin Hwang, Sejin Oh, Tung Chin Lee