Patents Examined by Sherrie Hsia
  • Patent number: 11153541
    Abstract: An illuminator according to the present disclosure includes a light source section and an optical phase modulator. The light source section emits light including first and second polarization components. The optical phase modulator generates and emits first illumination light (SDR illumination light) and second illumination light (HDR illumination light) The first illumination light is used in a light intensity modulator to generate an image in a first luminance region. The second illumination light is used in the light intensity modulator to generate an image in a second luminance region The optical phase modulator emits, as the first illumination light, light of the first polarization component without performing phase modulation. The optical phase modulator performs phase modulation on light of the second polarization component on the basis of the image in the second luminance region, and emits the phase-modulated light as the second illumination light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 11134232
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of reducing a decrease in resolution in overlapping areas of multiple projection in cases where a plurality of projectors is used to perform the multiple projection onto an object. An information processing apparatus according to one aspect of the present technology generates, in regard to a plurality of projectors irradiating an object serving as a projection target with projection light rays as superimposing light rays depicting a projection image having pixels, mask information for regulating intensity of the corresponding light ray of each pixel of the projection image. The mask information includes information indicating, in regard to the object having a surface including a predetermined position, that the position is irradiated by a predetermined projector. The present technology can be applied to computers each of which causes a plurality of projectors to project images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohsuke Kaji, Naomasa Takahashi, Tetsuo Ikeda, Tadayoshi Murakami, Kae Nagano, Eisuke Fujinawa
  • Patent number: 11134302
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described including detecting, if any, black border regions surround a received frame of video program content and determining a size of the detected black border regions and if the sum of the determined size of the top and bottom black border regions surrounding the received frame of video program content is greater than a value, copying to a frame buffer, a video decoder buffer having a decoded frame of video program content stored therein and copying a secondary insertion decoder buffer to the frame buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL MADISON PATENT HOLDINGS, SAS
    Inventors: Qiangsheng Wu, Yong Yang, Kaijun Pei
  • Patent number: 11134179
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first image sensor, a second image sensor electrically connected to the first image sensor, and a processor operatively connected to the first image sensor and the second image sensor. The processor may be configured to generate first image data using the first image sensor and generate second image data using the second image sensor based on a synchronizing signal, transmit the second image data generated by the second image sensor to the first image sensor, and control the first image sensor to generate and output image data by processing the first image data and the second image data based on the synchronizing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwajoong Jung, Manho Kim, Changhoon Kim, Yonghwan Choi, Kihuk Lee
  • Patent number: 11128814
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus that processes a video, including continuous images expressed by a coordinate system which includes at least an angular coordinate around a predetermined axis. The image processing apparatus includes: video data acquisition means that acquires video data; sensor data acquisition means that acquires sensor data corresponding to the video data; and rotation correction means that corrects the image to cancel rotation change around the reference axis based on the sensor data so that a reference of display of the image is fixed to a specific direction during the image capturing throughout a plurality of frames of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Vecnos Inc.
    Inventors: Toru Yamaku, Yukio Kozaki, Hironori Irie
  • Patent number: 11128846
    Abstract: A projection display system having a projector, the projector includes a laser light source, a lighting system, and a control circuit. The laser light source has a first laser light source module and a second laser light source module. The first and second laser light source modules provide laser light. The lighting system converts the laser light into image light for displaying an image. The image light includes first polarized light and second polarized light. The control circuit controls the laser light source and the lighting system. The control circuit independently controls the light energy output by the first and second laser light source modules to change the intensity of the first and second polarized light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Tien-Chih Liao, Chia-Jui Lin
  • Patent number: 11128845
    Abstract: A display system includes a display screen with at least one servo feedback mark in each of a plurality of display regions, and a plurality of subsystems each subsystem configured to generate an image on an associated display region. Each subsystem generate a plurality of scanning beams including an excitation beam and a servo beam, abeam scanning module, a servo feedback detector, and a controller. The beam scanning module includes a resonant scanning mirror configured to scan the scanning beams along a first scanning direction and a linear scanning mirror to scan the scanning beams along a second scanning direction. The controller is configured to receive image data, to modulate the excitation beam in accordance with the image data, and to control timing of modulation of the excitation beam based on the monitor signal to align the modulation with corresponding pixel positions on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Prysm Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Roger A. Hajjar
  • Patent number: 11128849
    Abstract: A video signal conversion device includes an RGB converter. The RGB converter converts gradation values of an input R signal, an input G signal, and an input B signal of three primary colors based on a conversion table or conversion formula to generate an output R signal, an output G signal, and an output B signal. The RGB converter, when it is designated, by a cataract degree designating signal that designates a degree of cataract including a degree of light scattering, that it is a cataract with light scattering, decreases the gradation values of the input R signal, the input G signal, and the input B signal, in a range from the minimum gradation value to a predetermined intermediate gradation value less than the maximum gradation value, with a linear characteristic of not converting gradation values as a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYO INK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takumi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11128844
    Abstract: A projection apparatus and a projection method thereof are provided. The projection apparatus includes a frame refresh rate conversion chip, a spatial light modulation circuit and a control circuit. The frame refresh rate conversion chip performs frame refresh rate conversion on a first video signal to generate a second video signal. The control circuit is coupled to the frame refresh rate conversion chip and the spatial light modulation circuit, and adjusts a resolution and a frame refresh rate of a projected image generated by the spatial light modulation circuit according to a frame refresh rate of the second video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Yen-Hsien Su, Yi-Chang Tsai
  • Patent number: 11128850
    Abstract: There is provided a video processing apparatus, method, and program to enable electro optical transfer processing on video data to be suitably performed. The video processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire video data obtained by performing high dynamic range optical electro transfer on high dynamic range video data, a processing unit configured to perform processing including electro optical transfer on the acquired video data and obtains display video data, and a control unit. In the processing unit, the characteristic of the electro optical transfer is set to a characteristic corresponding to characteristic information of optical electro transfer associated with the acquired video data. The control unit is configured to switch the characteristic of the electro optical transfer in the processing unit in accordance with a selection operation of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidetaka Honji
  • Patent number: 11122243
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for optically remapping projected pixels to maximize the utilization and to optimize the distribution of remapped projection pixels to achieve optimal visual performance (generally uniform resolution and luminance). A device interposed between a projector and an imaging surface for optically remapping projected pixel locations with minimal aberration. When this device is interposed between a projector and an imaging surface, it changes the terminal location of each focused pixel such that it maximally coincides with the imaging surface, which is often a surface of complex curvature and very different from the native focal surface of the projector. One implementation of the technology includes a device that uses multiple optical surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: David Michael Emig, Brock Allen Ebert, Terry Richard Linn
  • Patent number: 11115632
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device, an image processing method, a program, and a projection system that reduce processing in a case where images based on an equidistant cylindrical image are projected using a plurality of projectors. The image processing device of an aspect of the present technology generates a second equidistant cylindrical image whose center pixel is equal to a center pixel of each of projection regions of a plurality of projectors in a first equidistant cylindrical image and that includes pixels within an angle range including the each of the projection regions, as an image used to generate each of projection images that are projected from the plurality of projectors. The present technology is applicable to a computer that causes the plurality of projectors to project images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoya Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11106419
    Abstract: A multi-screen display adjusting system including: a first signal path to which a first video input signal is input and a second signal path to which a second video input signal is input that are independent from each other; a display panel configured to display a first image based on the first video input signal and a second image based on the second video input signal; a screen composing unit configured to determine an arrangement of the first screen and an arrangement of the second screen on the display panel on the basis of an output from the first signal path and an output from the second signal path; a frame memory unit configured to store data of the arrangement of the first screen and data of the arrangement of the second screen; a video output processing unit configured to read the data of the arrangement of the first screen from the frame memory unit and generate a first signal timing for displaying the first screen and read the data of the arrangement of the second screen from the frame memory unit
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuo Kimura
  • Patent number: 11100625
    Abstract: Image capture systems including a moving platform; an image capture device having a sensor for capturing an image, the image having pixels, mounted on the moving platform; and a detection computer executing an abnormality detection algorithm for detecting an abnormality in the pixels of the image immediately after the image is captured by scanning the image utilizing predetermined parameters indicative of characteristics of the abnormality and then automatically and immediately causing a re-shoot of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Pictometry International Corp.
    Inventors: Frank Giuffrida, Stephen Schultz
  • Patent number: 11095864
    Abstract: The present principles relate to a method and device for gamut mapping from a first color gamut towards a second color gamut. The method comprises, in a plane of constant hue, mapping the chroma of the color from the first color gamut towards the second color gamut at constant lightness. The chroma mapping further comprises obtaining a target color on the second color gamut boundary wherein the lightness of the target color is greater than or equal to the lightness of a color of maximum chroma of the first color gamut and wherein the lightness of the target color is lower than the lightness of a color of maximum chroma of the second color gamut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL VC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Cedric Thebault, Jurgen Stauder, Angelo Mazzante
  • Patent number: 11089277
    Abstract: The present invention aims to make it possible to detect deterioration of a housing of a projection apparatus and to notify a user of the deterioration of the housing. A projection apparatus includes at least one processor and an acceleration sensor which detects an inclination of the projection apparatus, in which the processor performs the processes of acquiring a difference between i) a first detection value which is detected by the acceleration sensor in a case where the projection apparatus is installed on an installation surface and ii) a second value which is detected by the acceleration sensor at a time which comes after the installation of the projection apparatus with the projection apparatus on the installation surface, and in a case where the difference becomes more than a threshold value, controlling to notify a warning at a predetermined timing by functioning as a notification unit or to stop functions of the projection apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyasu Fukano, Hiroshi Saito, Tetsuro Narikawa, Shunsuke Hara
  • Patent number: 11064172
    Abstract: An image display system includes: a light source driver configured to supply, to a light source, a drive current including a first current and a second current; a processor configured to output the set value of the first current to the light source driver; and a corrector configured to perform a correction process on the first current. The processor is configured to set, based on a correspondence relationship between the gradation value and the current value of the first current, the set value of the first current to a current value determined with reference to the correspondence relationship when the gradation value is in a second gradation range in which numerical values are smaller than numerical values in the first gradation range, the correction process correcting the correspondence relationship such that a difference between a measured intensity and a target intensity of the light source falls within a prescribed range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumihito Inukai, Kosuke Kubota, Yukihiro Chokyu
  • Patent number: 11064171
    Abstract: A method of controlling a projector includes a distributing step of distributing each of luminance values of a plurality of pixels constituting an original image into a first luminance value, a second luminance value lower than the first luminance value, a third luminance value lower than the second luminance value, a first replacing step of replacing the luminance values of the pixels corresponding to the second luminance value with the third luminance value in the original image to generate a first image, a second replacing step of replacing the luminance values of the pixels corresponding to the second luminance value with the first luminance value in the original image to generate a second image, and a generating step of converting the luminance values of the pixels into transmittances in each of the first image and the second image to generate mask images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Kitabayashi
  • Patent number: 11057585
    Abstract: Disclosed are an image processing method and device using a line-wise operation. The image processing device, according to one embodiment, comprises: a receiver for receiving two-dimensional pixel information; at least one first line buffer for outputting the two-dimensional pixel information into a line-wise data line; an operator for performing a convolution operation on the basis of the data line data; and at least one second line buffer for outputting the data line on which the operation has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Mun Churl Kim, Yong Woo Kim, Jae Seok Choi
  • Patent number: 11057555
    Abstract: A vehicular camera includes a front housing portion having a lens, a circuit board having circuitry established thereat, and a rear housing portion having a connector for electrically connecting to a connector end of a wire harness of the vehicle when the camera is disposed at the vehicle. The rear housing portion includes internal wall structure establishing internal surfaces of the rear housing portion. The connector of the rear housing portion includes a coaxial connector having a center conductor and an outer conductor. The center conductor and the outer conductor electrically connect to circuitry at the circuit board. An electrically conductive metallic shield element is disposed within the rear housing portion and corresponds with the internal wall surfaces of the rear housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Conger