Patents Examined by Shan E Elahi
  • Patent number: 10390013
    Abstract: A method for decoding video includes receiving a frame of the video that includes at least one slice and at least one tile. 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: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Velos Media, LLC
    Inventors: Kiran Misra, Christopher A. Segall
  • Patent number: 10375375
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of/for providing subtitles for a 360-degree content, the method including generating 360-degree video data captured by at least one camera; stitching the 360-degree video data; projecting the 360-degree video data to a 2D image; encoding the 2D image into a video stream; generating a 360-degree subtitle Supplemental Enhancement Information (SEI) message for signaling a subtitle for the 360-degree content; inserting the 360-degree subtitle SEI message into the video stream; and generating a signal including the video stream, and transmitting the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Soojin Hwang, Sejin Oh, Tung Chin Lee
  • Patent number: 10375285
    Abstract: Systems and methods facilitate iteratively inspecting a high resolution image of a camera subassembly glass element, to determine whether dust is present, and cleaning of same. By examining the size, number, and location of the dust particles it can be determined whether the dust is likely to cause issues when the camera subassembly is integrated into a fully assembled document scanner. Other anomalies, contaminants, and defects which could affect camera image quality, such as scratches on the glass covering, can also be detected. Software may control the capturing of the high resolution images of the camera subassembly glass and can determine a fail state if the anomaly is above a predetermined threshold. The systems and method can be used as acceptance criteria of individual camera subassemblies from a manufacturer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Robert Johnson, John Jamieson
  • Patent number: 10375283
    Abstract: A portable eye tracker device is disclosed which includes a frame, at least one optics holding member, and a control unit. The frame may be adapted for wearing by a user. The at least one optics holding member may include at least one illuminator configured to selectively illuminate at least a portion of at least one eye of the user, and at least one image sensor configured to capture image data representing images of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user. The control unit may be configured to control the at least one illuminator for the selective illumination of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user, receive the image data from the at least one image sensor, and calibrate at least one illuminator, at least one image sensor, or an algorithm of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Simon Gustafsson, Anders Kingbäck, Markus Cederlund
  • Patent number: 10369926
    Abstract: Disclosed are a driver state sensing system, a driver state sensing method, and a vehicle including the same. The driver state sensing system includes an image photographing unit composed of a single channel to photograph images, a controller that extracts at least one shape point from a driver image sensed in the images and compares a motion vector calculated based on the amount of change of the shape point with at least one drowsiness vector stored in advance to determine whether a driver is in a drowsiness state, and a warning unit to warn when it is determined that the driver is in a drowsiness state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MANDO HELLA ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinwook Kim
  • Patent number: 10375394
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an encoder comprising a quantization stage, an entropy encoder, a residual quantization stage and a coded signal former. The quantization stage is configured to quantize an input signal using a dead zone in order to obtain a plurality of quantized values. The entropy encoder is configured to encode the plurality of quantized values using an entropy encoding scheme in order to obtain a plurality of entropy encoded values. The residual quantization stage is configured to quantize a residual signal caused by the quantization stage, wherein the residual quantization stage is configured to determine at least one quantized residual value in dependence on the dead zone of the quantization stage. The coded signal former is configured to form a coded signal from the plurality of entropy encoded values and the at least one quantized residual value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Guillaume Fuchs, Benjamin Schubert, Grzegorz Pietrzyk, Markus Multrus, Bernhard Grill
  • Patent number: 10375352
    Abstract: Location-weighted remuneration for audio/video recording and communication devices in accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure are provided. In one embodiment, a method for transferring a location-weighted remuneration is provided, the method comprising: assigning an identifier to an owner of a first A/V recording and communication device, receiving a purchase order for a second A/V recording and communication device, wherein the purchase order includes the identifier assigned to the owner of the first A/V recording and communication device, determining a distance between locations of the first and second A/V recording and communication devices, determining an amount of remuneration, wherein the amount of remuneration is inversely proportional to the determined distance between the locations of the first and second A/V recording and communication devices, and transferring the determined amount of remuneration to the owner of the first A/V recording and communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Siminoff, August Cziment
  • Patent number: 10375356
    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 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Mikko Pekka Sannala
  • Patent number: 10366504
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus having: one or more processor devices configured to: acquire image data of a plurality of images; acquire, from the image data of the plurality of images, a plurality of first corresponding points corresponding to each other between the plurality of images; calculate a first fundamental matrix based on the plurality of first corresponding points; calculate depths for the plurality of first corresponding points based on the first fundamental matrix; extract a plurality of second corresponding points from the plurality of first corresponding points based on the depths such that the plurality of second corresponding points include a nearest one of the plurality of first corresponding points and a farthest one of the plurality of first corresponding points; calculate a second fundamental matrix based on the plurality of second corresponding points; and perform three-dimensional reconstruction of the plurality of images based on the second fundamental matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seiichiro Sakata
  • Patent number: 10362297
    Abstract: A marker detection block 20 scans a taken image of a plurality of markers of a fixture worn on the head of a user so as to detect a two-dimensional coordinate on the taken image of the plurality of markers. A viewpoint position correction block 30 corrects a viewpoint position of the user without use of a coordinate in a Z direction of the markers but by use of the detected two-dimensional coordinate of the plurality of markers. A stereoscopic image generation block 40 generates a parallax image obtained when a three-dimensional object is viewed from the corrected viewpoint position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi Takizawa, Nobuo Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10362274
    Abstract: A monitoring system can detect and react to abnormal events in real-time is disclosed. The system includes: a receiver that receives the event related data from a plurality of sensors; a coverage analyzer that analyses predetermined data and the event related data from the receiver, the predetermined data including sensor coverage information; and a sensor selector coupled to the coverage analyzer that selects one or more of the plurality of sensors based on the analysis by the coverage analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Arikuma, Masahiro Tani
  • Patent number: 10362296
    Abstract: Techniques involving localized depth map generation, the techniques including receiving pixel data for a frame captured by an image sensor, the pixel data including at least one light intensity value, corresponding to an amount of light received by the image sensor during a frame period, for each of a plurality of pixels; identifying a subset of the pixels as being associated with a physical object detected based on at least the pixel data; selecting a region of the frame, the region corresponding to at least the subset of the pixels; and selectively generating a localized depth map for the frame period corresponding to the selected region. A portion of the frame outside of the selected region is not associated with a depth map generated for the frame period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Kirk Price, Michael Bleyer, Denis Claude Pierre Demandolx
  • Patent number: 10345568
    Abstract: A Mueller-matrix microscope, including: a polarizing unit and an analyzing unit. The polarizing unit is configured to modulate a light beam emitted from an external light source module to yield a polarized light beam, and then to project the polarized light beam on the surface of a sample to be measured. The analyzing unit is configured to analyze the polarization state of a light beam reflected from the surface of the sample, to acquire information of the sample. The analyzing unit includes a polarization state analyzer (PSA) and a backside reflection suppression (BRS) unit. The PSA unit is configured to demodulate the polarization state of the light beam; and the BRS unit is configured to suppress the backside reflections from transparent substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: WUHAN EOPTICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiuguo Chen, Jun Chen, Chao Chen, Shiyuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10339385
    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: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Anh Truong, Kenneth Taylor, Vincent Pham, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad, Jeremy Goodsitt, Austin Walters
  • Patent number: 10339686
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a processor including hardware, the processor being configured to implement an image acquisition process that acquires captured images from an imaging section that performs a frame sequential imaging process in which one cycle includes first to N-th frames, and a synthesis process, wherein the processor implements the image acquisition process that acquires a plurality of captured images that have been captured in an i-th frame and differ from each other as to an in-focus object plane position, and the processor implements the synthesis process that calculates a second synthesis map based on a first synthesis map calculated with respect to the i-th frame, and the first synthesis map calculated with respect to a k-th frame, and synthesizes the plurality of images that have been captured in the i-th frame based on the second synthesis map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akikazu Yachi
  • Patent number: 10334216
    Abstract: An imaging system includes an optical unit that captures, from a scene, first images indifferent wavelength ranges when the scene is illuminated with not-structured light and second images of different wavelength ranges when the scene is illuminated with structured light. Thereby an imaging lens unit with longitudinal chromatic aberration is arranged between the scene and an imaging sensor unit. A depth processing unit may generate depth information on the basis of the second images by using optical triangulation. A sharpness processing unit uses the depth information to generate an output image by combining the first images. The optical unit of the imaging, system may be implemented in an endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Markus Kamm, Paul Springer, Thimo Emmerich, Zoltan Facius
  • Patent number: 10327000
    Abstract: A transmitting method includes: dividing data into a plurality of divided data; configuring a plurality of packets by allocating header information to each of the plurality of divided data and packetizing the plurality of divided data; and transmitting the plurality of configured packets, wherein the header information allocated to each of the plurality of divided data includes (i) divided data information and (ii) a value of an invalidated fragment counter, the divided data information being related to divided data numbers and a number of the plurality of divided data, the divided data numbers indicating an order of each of the plurality of divided data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noritaka Iguchi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10326923
    Abstract: One or more medical image processing apparatuses, methods for same and storage mediums are provided herein. At least one medical image processing apparatus obtains a medical image including a tubular structure picked up by a medical image pickup apparatus and generates a virtual endoscope image of the tubular structure on the basis of the obtained medical image. The obtained medical image accepts a specification of a target portion on the tubular structure, performs control to generate a cross-sectional image of the target portion on a cross section observation line indicating a cross section of the target portion from the medical image and displays the cross-sectional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Noriaki Miyake
  • Patent number: 10321122
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for a display system for a vehicle comprising at least one image sensor, an image processor, and a display. The image processor is in communication with the image sensor and configured to generate autostereoscopic image data. The display is in communication with the image processor and configured to display the autostereoscopic image data. The autostereoscopic image data is configured to provide a depth perception to assist in determining a proximity of an object in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: William L. Tonar, Andre J. Rieder
  • Patent number: 10321155
    Abstract: Provided is a video encoding method including: performing padding outside an input image such that a size of the input image is a multiple of a maximum coding unit; when a current maximum coding unit includes a padding area generated via the padding, determining a coding unit by splitting the current maximum coding unit by using a boundary of the input image and the padding area; determining information indicating whether a coding unit included in the padding area includes a nonzero coefficient to be 0; and encoding a bitstream including the determined information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-won Yoo, Jae-moon Kim, Sang-kwon Na