Patents Examined by Sherrie Hsia
  • 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: 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: 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
    Inventors: Thomas T. Tait, Clarissa J. Matalone, Anselm Grundhofer, Lucas T. Phelan, Mark A. Reichow, David R. Rose
  • 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
    Inventor: Yasuaki Ise
  • 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
    Inventors: Yu-Sheng Lin, Yaw-Huei Chiou
  • 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
  • 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: 10679073
    Abstract: A method for recognizing the shape of an object outside of a transportation vehicle, wherein a respective image is generated at at least two different measurement time points and at least one scanline is specified in a first one of the images and a corresponding scanline is specified in each other of the images, and for each scanline of the first image, a profile resulting along the scanline is determined and a corresponding profile is determined along the respective corresponding scanline of each other image, and by comparing the profile of each scanline of the first image to the respective corresponding profile of each other image a respective displacement distance resulting between the measurement time points of characteristic regions is determined, and a distinction is made of each characteristic region between object and background based on the determined displacement distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Dennis Loeben, Christoph Erfurth, Marek Musial
  • Patent number: 10678469
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media are implemented by a decoder associated with a STB to facilitate intelligent monitoring, detecting and displaying simultaneous independent videos on a display. A request is initiated to display a PiP window that presents a second content stream simultaneously with a first content stream. The request includes information as to input parameters and video input characteristics for each of the first and second content streams. Currently available resources, including memory and bandwidth, are monitored and upon initiation of the PiP window request a query is executed to determine if the available resources are sufficient. If yes, allocation of available resources is carried out to simultaneously display the first and second content streams. If no, an adjustment operation is carried out that modifies at least one input parameter or video input characteristic to simultaneously display content streams in optimal formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Prestigiacomo, Krishna Prasad Panje, Aniela Rosenberger, Dinkar N. Bhat
  • Patent number: 10674124
    Abstract: A projection system includes an invisible light projector, a background member, an imaging unit, an image generator, and a visible light projector. The invisible light projector projects a predetermined invisible light image onto the object via invisible light. The background member is disposed behind the object in a direction of the invisible light emitted from the invisible light projector. The imaging unit captures an image of the invisible light projected from the invisible light projector. The image generator measures a shape of the object based on the image captured by the imaging unit to generate image data showing image content for projection onto the object in accordance with the measured shape. The visible light projector projects the image content shown by the image data onto the object via visible light. The background member has a light shielding surface that does not diffusely reflect the invisible light incident thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Minami, Ryuji Fuchikami
  • Patent number: 10666934
    Abstract: A camera automatic calibration method includes determining a camera to be recalibrated; and determining a point-to-point matching relationship between a first projection point set and a first collection point set. The first projection point set is formed in a camera coordinate system when first spatial coordinates, formed by capturing a plurality of test points using cameras other than the camera to be recalibrated, are projected onto the camera to be recalibrated, and the first collection point set is formed by capturing the test points using the camera to be recalibrated. The method includes calculating a distance difference between each point in the first projection point set and a matching point in the first collection point set according to the point-to-point matching relationship; obtaining a new calibration parameter of the camera to be recalibrated; and updating the current calibration parameter of the camera to be recalibrated with the new calibration parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Yue Wang, Xiaoqin Zhao, Qiuzi Xu
  • Patent number: 10652623
    Abstract: Voice storage data acquisition means of a display timing determination device acquires voice storage data storing a plurality of voices to be output sequentially. Timing data acquisition means acquires timing data on provisional display timings of a plurality of pieces of character information, which are to be sequentially displayed during reproduction of the voice storage data and represent content of the respective voices. Waveform analysis means analyzes a voice waveform of the voice storage data to acquire an output timing of each of the voices. Display timing determination means determines a definitive display timing of each of the pieces of character information based on the output timing of each of the voices acquired by the waveform analysis means and the provisional display timings of the respective pieces of character information determined based on the timing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Bjorn Stenger
  • Patent number: 10645359
    Abstract: A method for processing a digital image including image elements having a first luminance component. The first luminance component has a first value in a first predetermined interval. The display can render second values of second luminance components included in a second predetermined interval. The method includes: determining information representative of image brightness perceived by an observer, based on the first values of the first luminance component; calculating an expansion exponent as a function of the determined brightness information; transforming the first luminance components into the second luminance components, including calculating an intermediate luminance value by applying the calculated expansion exponent to the first luminance component value, multiplying the intermediate value by a length of the second interval, and obtaining the second value of the second luminance component based on the multiplied intermediate luminance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: B<>COM
    Inventors: Cambodge Bist, Remi Cozot, Gerard Madec
  • Patent number: 10640042
    Abstract: A vehicular surround vision system includes a plurality of vehicle cameras disposed at a vehicle and having respective fields of view exterior the vehicle, a trailer camera disposed at a rear of a trailer and having a field of view rearward of the trailer, and a display device in the vehicle. An electronic control unit (ECU) receives image data captured by the plurality of vehicle cameras. The display device displays surround view images responsive to the ECU. With the trailer hitched to the vehicle, the ECU receives image data captured by the trailer camera and the display device displays surround view images responsive to the ECU, with the displayed surround view images derived from image data captured by the trailer camera and at least some of the vehicle cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yuesheng Lu, Krishna Koravadi, Vivek Vaid, Joshua G. Windeler, Heinz A. Mattern
  • Patent number: 10638104
    Abstract: A device, system and method for generating updated camera-projector correspondences from a reduced set of test patterns is provided. When a predetermined correspondences between projector points and camera points in an initial relative position of a projector and a camera have been previously determined, a recalibration therebetween may occur by projecting a single test pattern derived from the predetermined correspondences to estimate movement therebetween. When the movement is too great to be estimated by a single test pattern, another test pattern may be projected to determine an estimation function for the movement and in particular, estimate movement of one or more camera points in the projected images due to relative movement of the projector and the camera from the initial relative position to a current relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan Thomas Morris, Colin Bartlett Yardley, Heewoo Ahn, Eliezer Azi Ben-Lavi, Chad Faragher
  • Patent number: 10623683
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for video processing. Aspects of the present disclosure can identify one or more macroblocks (MBs) in a frame including a static luminance. In some aspects, the static luminance can be a luminance value that is static for a time period. Aspects of the present disclosure can also determine whether at least one MB of the one or more MBs includes the static luminance for a time period greater than or equal or a luminance threshold duration. Also, the present disclosure can adjust the luminance value of the at least one MB based on the determination whether the at least one MB includes the static luminance for a time period greater than or equal or the luminance threshold duration. Further, the present disclosure can store, as static luminance information, the determination whether the at least one MB includes the static luminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dileep Marchya, Dhaval Kanubhai Patel
  • Patent number: 10616543
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and a projector for adjusting a projected image. The method may include steps of: photographing a coverage status of the projected image on a projection plane to obtain a photographed image; detecting the photographed image according to a preset boundary detection algorithm to determine a boundary condition within the projected image in the photographed image; and adjusting, according to the boundary condition within the projected image in the photographed image, the coverage status of the projected image on the projection plane by controlling an adjusting motor in the projector until the adjusted coverage status of the projected image on the projection plane is adapted to the projection plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Hongyue Yuan
  • Patent number: 10609359
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage media for providing a depth image of an object are described. In some embodiments, the apparatus may include a projector to perform a controlled motion, to project a light pattern on different portions of the scene at different time instances, and an imaging device coupled with the projector, to generate pairs of images (a first image of a pair from a first perspective, and a second image of the pair from a second perspective), of different portions of the scene in response to the projection of the light pattern on respective portions. The apparatus may include a processor coupled with the projector and the imaging device, to control the motion of the projector, and generate the depth image of the object in the scene, based on processing of the generated pairs of images of the portions of the scene. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Nizan Horesh
  • Patent number: 10607104
    Abstract: A system and method for processing a daytime IR image to discriminate between solar glints and hotspots, where the latter represent man-made activity. Two spectrally distinct thermal wavelength bands are defined and respective spectral intensities are detected for a corresponding pixel in an image. A figure of merit is calculated as a function of the detected spectral intensities. The calculated figure of merit is compared to a predetermined rule to determine whether the corresponding pixel is a glint or a hotspot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Joseph C. Landry, John J. Coogan