Patents Examined by Sherrie Hsia
  • Patent number: 10762354
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for parking a vehicle in a camera's field of view. The method may include actions of determining that a vehicle is parked within a predetermined distance of a property, obtaining data from a monitoring system component, determining, based on the obtained data, that the vehicle is not parked within a field of view of a camera, determining that (i) the vehicle should be parked within a field of view of the camera and (ii) that an image captured by the camera should include a representation of the vehicle, and performing an operation to instigate movement of the vehicle to a different location that is (i) within a field of view of a camera and (ii) where an image captured by the camera includes a representation of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Matthew Daniel Correnti
  • Patent number: 10764620
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure provide for dynamic delay equalization of related media signals in a media transport system. Methods include receiving a plurality of related media signals, transporting the related media signals along different media paths, calculating uncorrected propagation delays for the media paths, and delaying each of the related media signals by an amount related to the difference between the longest propagation delay (of the uncorrected propagation delays) and the uncorrected propagation delay of the related media signal/media path. Calculating the uncorrected propagation delays and delaying the related media signals may be performed in response to a change to the propagation delay of at least one of the related media signals/media paths. Additionally or alternatively, calculating the uncorrected propagation delays and delaying the related media signals may be performed while transporting the related media signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Biamp Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene Gurfinkel, Michael K. Davis, Charles H. Van Dusen
  • Patent number: 10764546
    Abstract: A projection device having a signal input unit, an image signal generating unit, an image adjustment unit, a control unit and a projection unit is provided. The signal input unit receives an external signal. The image signal generating unit generates an image signal. The image adjustment unit generates image adjustment gridlines according to the signal source. The control unit detects the signal input unit, and when the signal input unit does not receive the external signal, the control unit controls the image signal generating unit to generate the image signal to serve as the signal source. The projection unit projects the signal source and the image adjustment gridlines onto a projection plane. The projection device and the method for generating adjustment gridlines of the invention are still capable of generating the image adjustment gridlines in case that an input signal source does not exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Lin Chien, Yu-Kuan Chang
  • Patent number: 10755441
    Abstract: A geometric camera calibration system includes an extrinsic iterative closest point (ICP) device that generates an estimated extrinsic matrix by adjusting an initial extrinsic matrix according to first 3D points in camera coordinates; and an intrinsic ICP device that receives 3D points in chessboard coordinates and accordingly generates an error metric between the 3D points in chessboard coordinates and predetermined second reference 3D points. The extrinsic ICP device performs ICP operation to minimize difference between the 3D points in camera coordinates and predetermined first reference 3D points. A current intrinsic matrix is then outputted as an updated intrinsic matrix if a current error metric is not greater than a previous error metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: NCKU Research and Development Foundation, Himax Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Ming-Der Shieh, Chun-Wei Chen, Teng-Feng Liao, Yu-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 10746877
    Abstract: An imaging system for a land vehicle may include an imaging sensor, an evaluation device, and an output interface. The imaging sensor may be configured to acquire first signals and second signals, wherein the first signals are obtained via beam pulses provided by a first emitter and reflected on an object and the second signals are obtained via beam patterns provided by a second emitter and reflected on the objected. The evaluation device may be configured to obtain a first distance measurement based on the first signals and a second distance measurement based on the second signals. The evaluation device may also be configured to obtain a third distance measurement via a comparison of the first distance measurement and the second distance measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Christian Schaale
  • Patent number: 10729309
    Abstract: An endoscope system includes: a first processor configured to perform first image processing on a set of image data; a second processor configured to perform second image processing on another set of image data; a third processor configured to generate, based on sets of image data output from the first and second processors, display image data; a recorder configured to record therein image data based on the sets of image data output from the first and second processors; a fourth processor configured to generate a first synchronization signal for synchronization among the first processor, the second processor, and the third processor; a fifth processor configured to generate a second synchronization signal for synchronization between the third processor and the recorder; and a controller configured to select one of the first and second synchronization signals, and perform control for synchronization between the third processor and the recorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Kojima, Hideyuki Kugimiya, Ryo Koshida
  • Patent number: 10728487
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes an image reception unit that receives image data from an external device, a display unit that displays an image related to the image data, a setting changing unit that changes, in accordance with an instruction determined in advance, a setting determined in advance, an image determination unit that determines whether or not a prescribed pattern determined in advance is included in the image related to the image data, a storage unit that holds the instruction in association with the prescribed pattern in advance, and a control unit that, when the image determination unit determines that the prescribed pattern is included in the image related to the image data, causes the setting changing unit to change the setting in accordance with the instruction associated with the prescribed pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akira Yasuta
  • Patent number: 10726579
    Abstract: A calibration system and method for Light detection and Ranging (LiDAR)-camera calibration is provided. The calibration system receives a plurality of images that includes a calibration pattern and a plurality of point cloud data (PCD) frames that includes the calibration pattern. The calibration system extracts a first normal to a first plane of the calibration pattern in a first PCD frame of the received plurality of PCD frames and further extracts a second normal to a second plane of the calibration pattern in a first image frame of the received plurality of image frames. The calibration system computes a transform between the extracted first normal and the extracted second normal and based on the computed transform, calibrates the LiDAR sensor with the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jiawei Huang
  • Patent number: 10721445
    Abstract: A laser beam scanning (“LBS”) display device is configured with an optical system that includes a laser beam emitter configured to emit a laser beam. The optical system also includes a driver configured to generate a driving signal for controlling a mirror, such as a microelectromechanical systems (“MEMS”) mirror. The optical system also includes an output limiter configured to limit an amplitude of the driving signal provided to the mirror to a bounded range. The output limiter might be implemented as hardware, software, or a combination of hardware and software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chuan Pu, Wenjun Liao
  • Patent number: 10705782
    Abstract: A multi-panel video wall and system is disclosed having a computer with a memory or access to a public or private cloud containing a video file and a processor for executing the video file and a plurality of video display screens interconnected to one another and to the computer via wired or wireless transmission, each of the plurality of video display screens configured to work together to display a video content generated from the video file that extends across all of the plurality of video display screens. Upon user interaction or detection of a user, one or more of the plurality of video display screens seamlessly transitions away from the video content to display a separate video content for interaction with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PanoScape Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremiah Fitzgerald, Matthew Mascheri, John Clarke
  • Patent number: 10708553
    Abstract: The invention aims at providing a measurement support device, an endoscope system, and a processor for an endoscope system capable of displaying an accurate indicator with a simple configuration. In a measurement support device related to one aspect of the invention, the coordinates of a spot, and coordinates of points indicating an actual size of a measurement target in a subject and indicating a circular marker distorted in accordance with distortion aberration of an imaging optical system are stored in association with each other in a storage unit, the coordinates of the points indicating the circular marker are acquired with reference to the storage unit on the basis of the measured coordinates of the spot, and the circular marker is displayed on the basis of the acquired coordinates. Thus, the distance measurement is unnecessary, the configuration is simple, and the processing load is low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Sonoda, Takeichi Tatsuta
  • Patent number: 10701302
    Abstract: Provided are an image display apparatus and an operation method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-hwa Jang, Kyung-chul Nam, Ho-shin Son
  • Patent number: 10701352
    Abstract: An image monitoring device includes a maximum value and minimum value calculator, a small-luminance-difference determiner, a small-luminance-difference-block counter, and a dirt adherence determiner. The maximum value and minimum value calculator calculates, for each of a plurality of blocks set in one frame of a video signal obtained through a lens, a maximum luminance value and a minimum luminance value of a plurality of pixels forming each of the plurality of blocks. The small-luminance-difference determiner determines whether or not each of the blocks has a small luminance difference, by comparing a difference between the maximum luminance value and the minimum luminance value with a first threshold. The small-luminance-difference-block counter counts a number of blocks having the small luminance difference in the one frame. The dirt adherence determiner determines whether or not dirt is adherent to the lens, based on the number of blocks having the small luminance difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Tsurube
  • Patent number: 10694119
    Abstract: A direct-viewing observation image is displayed on a monitor, and a side-viewing observation image is not displayed on the monitor. A region of interest is detected using the side-viewing observation image. A display region for observation, which displays the direct-viewing observation image, of the monitor is maintained regardless of whether or not the region of interest is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Ryo Kitano
  • Patent number: 10692413
    Abstract: A display device includes a display module and a color calibrator. The display module includes a first casing and a circuit board. The first casing has a positioning recess and an accommodating recess. The circuit board has a first electrical connecting portion. The circuit board is disposed corresponding to the positioning recess and the first electrical connecting portion is exposed from the positioning recess. The color calibrator includes a second casing, a second electrical connecting portion and a sensor. The second casing has a protruding portion. The color calibrator is selectively accommodated in the accommodating recess or connected to the positioning recess by the protruding portion. When the protruding portion of the color calibrator is connected to the positioning recess, the first electrical connecting portion is electrically connected to the second electrical connecting portion and the sensor faces a display area of the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Jung Chen, Yung-Yeh Chang
  • Patent number: 10691012
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus, comprising a first and a second image capturing units wherein the first and the second image capturing units arranged so that a part of an image capturing angle of view overlaps each other, the apparatus comprising a compositing unit configured to generate a composite image by performing compositing processing for combining images captured by each of the first and the second image capturing units, wherein the compositing unit, in a case where a first subject image and a second subject image, which are subject images of the same subject, are included duplicatively in the composite image, makes the second subject image not be displayed in the composite image by using a background image corresponding to a position of the second subject image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuaki Ise
  • Patent number: 10694160
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to methods and systems for calibrating a projector. The method includes displaying a plurality of calibration patterns, where the calibration patterns are displayed separately by different wavelength channel bands, e.g., red channel, blue channel, green channel. The method then includes receiving by a processing element one or more calibration images. The method then includes determining one or more displacements corresponding to a plurality of pixels in the calibration image with respect to a plurality of pixels in the calibration pattern to adjust for distortions on a per wavelength channel basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas T. Tait, Clarissa J. Matalone, Anselm Grundhofer, Lucas T. Phelan, Mark A. Reichow, David R. Rose
  • Patent number: 10687035
    Abstract: A projection method is provided, and includes the following steps: projecting a first image according to an original image; capturing the first image; correcting the first image based on the original image to generate a corrected image; comparing the corrected image with the original image to obtain a difference area; generating a second image according to the original image and the difference area, wherein the second image has a dark region associated with the difference area; and projecting according to the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Sheng Lin, Yaw-Huei Chiou
  • Patent number: 10676028
    Abstract: An inclination angle of a display unit having a display is detected, the inclination angle being around an axis of the display unit in the fore-aft direction of a vehicle. The left and right of an image representing a scene behind the vehicle, the image being obtained by photography with a camera, is reversed. The reversed image is inclined through an angle that has the same absolute value as the detected inclination angle in a direction opposite to the direction of the inclination of the inclination angle. A display image range is set on the inclined image. An image in the display image range is extracted and displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Keita Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10679331
    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: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Pictometry International Corp.
    Inventors: Frank Giuffrida, Stephen Schultz