Patents Examined by Sherrie Hsia
  • Patent number: 10474904
    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: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Matthew Daniel Correnti
  • Patent number: 10462444
    Abstract: A method of determining machined characteristics of a surface with a camera system, the camera system operable to obtain six camera images. The camera images are formed by illuminating the surface with light at each of two different angles. After reflecting off the surface, the light is passed through a polarizer at each of three different angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthias Wolke, Bernd-Dietmar Becker
  • Patent number: 10459348
    Abstract: Inspection system for a device under test (DUT) includes an image sensor, N image obtaining devices, K switches, M image processing devices, and at least one added image processing device. The image obtaining devices are connected to the image sensor, and each of the N image obtaining devices receives image data of the image of the DUT captured by the image sensor. Each of the K switches is connected to a respective one of the image obtaining devices. Each of the M image processing devices is connected to a respective one of the switches, receives the image data that is output from one of the N image obtaining devices and is distributed by one of the K switches, and generates processed image data in real-time. The added image processing device is connected to one of the switches, receives the image data, and generates additional processed image data in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Myung-Ho Jung, Ji-Hoon Kang, Sean Park, Sung-Won Park, Jae-Min Lee
  • Patent number: 10440314
    Abstract: A video signal conversion device is realized in which even in a case where an HDR video signal following a first video format is converted into a HDR video signal following a second video format, supplementary information related to the HDR video signal following the original first video format is not lost. The video signal conversion device (1 or 40) includes: a conversion unit (5) that converts the high dynamic range video signal following the first video format into the high dynamic range video signal following the second video format; and an output unit (12) that outputs the supplementary information which is related to the high dynamic range video signal following the first video format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoo Nishigaki, Hideki Suzuki, Toshiyuki Fujine, Kazuyoshi Yoshiyama, Ryoji Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10440338
    Abstract: A projection system and a method for calibrating display image are provided. The method includes: setting a correction image having identification patterns, and establishing first coordinate information of the identification patterns; using a projection device to project the correction image on a display screen; performing an image capturing operation to the correction image and the display screen to obtain a captured image; calculating second coordinate information of the identification patterns in the captured image, and calculating coordinate translation information according to the first coordinate information and the second coordinate information; calculating boundary information of the display screen according to a plurality of boundary coordinate values of the display screen in the captured image and the coordinate translation information, such that the projection device adjusts a size of a projection image for corresponding to the display screen according to the boundary information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Yung-Chih Chen, Je-Fu Cheng, Su-Yun Yu, Shu-Hao Hsu
  • Patent number: 10440315
    Abstract: A video signal switching apparatus includes a signal selection device which selectively outputs received multiple video signals to its first and second output ports; and a signal switching device, which includes first and second signal conversion devices coupled to the first and second output ports, and a switch which selectively couples the first or second signal conversion device to a switch output. The first signal conversion device receives a first video signal having a first format from the first output port and converts it to a first converted video signal having a second format. While the switch selectively couples the first converted video signal from the first signal conversion device to the switching output, the second signal conversion device receives a second video signal having a first format from the second output port and converts it to a second converted video signal having the second signal format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ATEN International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hao-Jun Chen, Hao-Tai Hsu
  • Patent number: 10433001
    Abstract: A broadcast receiving apparatus includes a plurality of tuners configured to be tuned for a broadcast signal; and a processor configured to: make a plurality of operations be assigned to and performed in the plurality of tuners, the plurality of operations being different from one another and being performed in sequence to receive content involved in the broadcast signal, make the assignment of the plurality of operations to the plurality of tuners be varied depending on progress with the plurality of operations, and perform control to receive the content from the broadcast signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jongman Heo, Byoungwhan Kim
  • Patent number: 10432916
    Abstract: A reliability determination unit determines a measurement reliability on the basis of a point on a first parallax image. An imaging condition determination unit determines whether imaging conditions of an imaging unit have changed after the reliability determination unit determines that the measurement reliability is low. The imaging unit captures an image of an object which is a measurement target and generates a second parallax image after the reliability determination unit determines that the measurement reliability is low. The reliability determination unit determines the measurement reliability on the basis of a point on the second parallax image after the imaging condition determination unit determines that the imaging conditions have changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Yohei Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10419710
    Abstract: Disclosed an HDR television and a method for regionally dimming, the HDR television including a display screen, an offset calculation module, a constant-current driving and controlling module, a plurality of constant-current driving circuits, a plurality of light bars, an image processing MCU, and a memory; the display screen is divided into a plurality of regions, and the plurality of light bars are respectively distributed in the plurality of display screen regions; the image processing MCU is configured to output a grayscale signal; the offset calculation module is configured to acquire brightness information of each region of the display screen, calculate a reference offset of each region according to the brightness information of each region, and store the reference offset in the memory; the constant-current driving and controlling module is configured to read the reference offset in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SKYWORTH-RGB ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minghuo Yu, Gengxin Dai, Zhaobin Wu, Jian Yang
  • Patent number: 10416540
    Abstract: A display control apparatus comprises a setting unit that sets a target overlap width with respect to an overlap region, in which at least two of adjacent projection images of a plurality of projection images projected by a plurality of projection devices overlap each other, an image obtaining unit that obtains a captured image obtained by capturing the plurality of projected projection images, a calculation unit that calculates the overlap width of the overlap region of the at least two adjacent projection images on the basis of the captured image, and an indicator generation unit that generates, on the basis of the overlap width, an adjustment indicator that guides a positional adjustment of the projection image such that the at least two adjacent projection images overlap each other by the target overlap width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Rowelito Agustin
  • Patent number: 10419709
    Abstract: A technology of preventing feeling of a viewer on brightness from significantly changing when content is switched is provided. A transmitting device (1) includes a calculation unit (12) that calculates a video feature of a transmission video signal, and a mute video generation unit (13) that generates a mute video posterior to a first video signal, in which luminance of the mute video is luminance corresponding to a value of a video feature relating to the first video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryoji Sakurai, Hideki Suzuki, Tomoo Nishigaki, Kazuyoshi Yoshiyama, Naoaki Shibamoto, Yasushi Tetsuka
  • Patent number: 10412341
    Abstract: An image display device includes a communication device transmits a transmission request to each of the image transmission devices and receives a frame including differential data transmitted by each image transmission device in response to the transmission request. A measurement unit measures, for each image transmission device, a first required time interval, which is the time required from the start of transmission of the transmission request until the start of reception of the frame, and a second required time interval, which is the time required from the start of reception until the completion of reception of the frame. A control unit causes transmission requests to be sent to each of the image transmission devices at predetermined transmission intervals, causes measurement unit to measure the first and second required time intervals, and changes the transmission interval of the transmission request based on the measurement results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Eisaku Ishii
  • Patent number: 10390001
    Abstract: A rear-view vision system for a vehicle is provided. The system includes a reflection device mounted adjacent a front windshield surface to redirect a reflection of a rear view of the vehicle. The system includes an image capturing device having a field of view facing the reflection device to capture a rear-view image of the reflection. The system may also include a display unit in communication with the image capturing device for displaying the captured rear-view image to a vehicle operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: He Li Zhou
  • Patent number: 10390061
    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: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BIAMP SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene Gurfinkel, Michael K. Davis, Charles H. Van Dusen
  • Patent number: 10380897
    Abstract: A vehicle system to assist a driver during a potential passing event of a passing vehicle includes a transceiver and a display. A passing assist module in communication with the transceiver and the display is configured to cause the transceiver to establish a wireless connection with a remote transceiver of a target vehicle and to receive a remote video signal from a camera and the remote transceiver associated with the target vehicle and cause the display of the passing vehicle to output at least one of a video signal and an image based on the remote video signal from the target vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Shiv G. Patel, Akram M. Abdel-Rahman, Ephraim C. Yuen
  • Patent number: 10382718
    Abstract: A method of detecting a frame rate of a source, including: receiving frames of a source provided at an input frame rate; providing the frames to a window having a predetermined length to detect the number of original frames included within the window having the length; and multiplying the input frame rate divided by the length and the number of original frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Anapass Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Hun Lee, Dae Hyun Kim, Tae Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10372402
    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: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Panoscape Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremiah Fitzgerald, Matthew Mascheri, John Clarke
  • Patent number: 10375435
    Abstract: A method for programming a recording of a program by a digital television decoder. The decoder has a service plan including a plurality of services. The program to be recorded is broadcast on a first service. The decoder is aware of the first service, an identifier of the program to be recorded, and a theoretical start time of the program to be recorded. When the decoder receives a first standardized table from the first service, the decoder is put in a first operational mode in which the decoder starts recording the program based on the detection of an identifier of the program in the first standardized table, and, when the decoder detects no reception of the first standardized table, the decoder is put in a second operational mode in which the decoder starts recording the program based on the theoretical start time of the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS
    Inventor: Frédéric Sodi
  • Patent number: 10375386
    Abstract: After calibration of the projector, the control circuit obtains a first position-data indicating the position of a feature point in the screen and a second position-data indicating the position of a feature point in a test image projected onto the screen. After acquisition of the first position-data and the second position-data, the control circuit obtains a third position-data indicating the position of a feature point in the screen and a fourth position-data indicating the position of a feature point in the test image projected onto the screen. Based on a difference between the first position-data and the third position-data, the control circuit corrects the position of a feature point in the test image contained in the fourth position-data to create a fifth position-data. Based on a difference between the second position-data and the fifth position-data, the control circuit recalibrates the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinao Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10369928
    Abstract: According to the disclosure, a method is made available to reduce a time duration for an adaption of eyes of a driver of a motor vehicle when changing from events occurring in front of the motor vehicle to a screen arranged in a driver's compartment of the motor vehicle. In particular, the method according to the disclosure also makes a reduction available in the time period for the adaption of the eyes of the driver in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Carsten Starke, Stefan Wolter