Patents Examined by Sherrie Hsia
  • Patent number: 10271002
    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: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akira Yasuta
  • Patent number: 10259325
    Abstract: The image display device includes a distance obtainer configured to obtain a vehicle-to-vehicle distance between a vehicle and a following vehicle. A controller is configured to: determine a magnitude of an image-cutout angle value based on the obtained vehicle-to-vehicle distance, such that a display state of a rear-view display unit is to be switched from a mirror-surface showing state to a display showing state such that a size of the following vehicle in the mirror-surface showing state is identical to a size of the following vehicle to be displayed in the display showing state; control a display to display a display image created from a cutout image that is cut out in the determined image-cutout angle value; and adjust the image-cutout angle value so as to gradually decrease a size of the following vehicle displayed on the display when the obtained vehicle-to-vehicle distance is greater than a set value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Fujisaki, Takumi Kochiya, Kohji Usui
  • Patent number: 10264212
    Abstract: A method and system for deinterlacing. A memory receives a current input image frame and a next input image frame. A processor estimates motion between the current input image frame and the next input image frame. Based on the motion estimate, a deinterlace map is created that indicates where the current input image frame should be deinterlaced. The current input image frame is split into fields, the first frame being an odd field frame, the second frame being an even field frame. The processor interpolates missing lines in the image. Two deinterlaced frames are output, with the first deinterlaced frame being based on the odd field frame and the second deinterlaced frame being based on the even field frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Gregory Knowles Fleizach
  • Patent number: 10257459
    Abstract: A receiving apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives expected waves, and a control unit that sets the receiving unit to an operational state that has a lower electricity consumption within a range in which reception performance is allowed, depending on interference waves with respect to the expected waves that the receiving unit receives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunari Takiguchi, Takahiro Furuya, Tomonori Nakajima, Mitsuru Ikeda, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Masaru Fujii, Toshikazu Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10250859
    Abstract: A projector includes a projection lens, a distance information acquiring section that acquires distance information relating to the distance from the projector to a projection surface, a first imaging section that captures an image of the projection surface, a second imaging section that has an angle of view wider than the angle of view of the first imaging section and captures an image of the projection surface, and a control unit. The second imaging section is disposed in a position closer to the optical axis of the projection lens than the first imaging section. The control section causes the first imaging section to capture an image in a case where the distance from the projector to the projection surface is greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold and the second imaging section to capture an image in a case where the distance is smaller than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shiki Furui
  • Patent number: 10250838
    Abstract: Systems and methods for converting live action alpha-numeric text to re-rendered and embedded pixel information for video overlay. For example, a computer-implemented method may include converting a captured image of alphanumeric characters into ASCII code, transmitting the ASCII code to a hub, capturing a video stream, generating a first output video stream, wherein the first output video stream includes the captured video stream and an overlay including the ASCII code, converting a captured image of a second set of alphanumeric characters into an ASCII code, transmitting the ASCII code to the hub, generating an updated output video stream, wherein the updated output video stream includes the captured video stream and an updated overlay including the ASCII code, and transmitting the updated output video stream for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: William Herz
  • Patent number: 10237545
    Abstract: An image pickup module test system includes a computing device, an optical reflector, a block gauge and a fixing device. A test program is executed in the computing device. The image pickup module is fixed at a position in front of the optical reflector by the fixing device. The image pickup device acquires an image of the image pickup module and the block gauge that is reflected from the optical reflector. The test program analyzes the image to obtain a feature point of the image pickup module and a feature point of the block gauge. Moreover, the test program judges whether an installation location of at least one lens unit of the image pickup module complies with a production specification according to the standard length value corresponding to the single pixel of the image and the feature point of the image pickup module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD
    Inventors: Shih-Jung Huang, Sheng-Chi Chan
  • Patent number: 10237547
    Abstract: A method for testing energy efficiency of a display device having automatic brightness control (ABC) and local dimming functions includes the following steps: S1: executing an estimation program to obtain an estimation value of on-mode average power consumption of the display device; S2: when the estimation value is greater than or equal to a threshold value, adjusting a turn-on preset brightness value, first brightness adjustment ratios, and/or second brightness adjustment ratios to cause the estimation value to be less than the threshold value; and, S3: when the estimation value is less than the threshold value, actually measuring the display device to obtain a measurement value of the on-mode average power consumption of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Top Victory Investments Ltd.
    Inventors: Ethan Wu, Victor Chang
  • Patent number: 10237525
    Abstract: A luminance indicated by an HDR signal is appropriately displayed. A first image processing unit (22) converts, in accordance with a maximum luminance level indicated by an HDR signal input to the first image processing unit (22), a gradation performance indicated by the HDR signal into a prescribed gradation performance according to a display panel (10), and a panel control unit (27) converts, in accordance with the maximum luminance level indicated by the HDR signal and a maximum luminance displayable by the display panel (10), a gradation value indicated by the HDR signal into a gradation value displayable by the display panel (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Kanda, Makoto Hasegawa, Yoji Shiraya, Shingo Ichikawa, Koichi Hirata, Yuusuke Hattori
  • Patent number: 10230931
    Abstract: To reduce pixel position deviations in a plurality of color component images projected by a projection unit, a projection apparatus obtains, concerning the plurality of color component images projected onto the projection surface, position information concerning a projection position of each of remaining color component images with reference to a projection position of one color component image, and performs image processing for at least one of the plurality of color component images based on the obtained position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryosuke Mizuno, Eisaku Tatsumi
  • Patent number: 10225508
    Abstract: Provided are a display device and a control method therefor, which uses, as an antenna, a support unit for supporting a display panel, so as to enable a user of the display device to view a terrestrial broadcast without having a separate antenna, and matches the signal reception characteristic of the support unit to each broadcast channel, so as to allow the support unit to function as an antenna having an improved reception rate. A display device according to an embodiment comprises: a support unit which supports a body and receives a broadcast signal transmitted from the outside; a matching unit which is disposed in the body so as to match the signal reception characteristic of the support unit to a frequency band allocated to a broadcast channel; a tuning unit which selects a signal of the frequency band allocated to the broadcast channel among broadcast signals output from the matching unit; and a display unit which displays an image signal included in the selected signal of the frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Seok Kang, Kyoung Shin Jin
  • Patent number: 10225543
    Abstract: Systems and methods for calibrating an array camera are disclosed. Systems and methods for calibrating an array camera in accordance with embodiments of this invention include the capturing of an image of a test pattern with the array camera such that each imaging component in the array camera captures an image of the test pattern. The image of the test pattern captured by a reference imaging component is then used to derive calibration information for the reference component. A corrected image of the test pattern for the reference component is then generated from the calibration information and the image of the test pattern captured by the reference imaging component. The corrected image is then used with the images captured by each of the associate imaging components associated with the reference component to generate calibration information for the associate imaging components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventor: Robert Mullis
  • Patent number: 10222341
    Abstract: A focusing apparatus includes a first reticle, arranged at the front side of a conjugate position of a TDI sensor; a second reticle, arranged at the back side of the conjugate position; an equalizing circuit to perform gray scale value equalization by using a gray scale value output by the TDI sensor which received the pattern image by illumination light not passing through the first and second reticles; and a distance change/move amount calculation circuit to calculate, in a state where the gray scale value equalization has been performed, a distance change/move amount of a relative distance, for focusing the pattern image of the substrate, between the substrate and the conjugate position of the TDI sensor by using a first derivative value of a gray scale value output by the TDI sensor which received the pattern image by the reflection illumination light having passed through the first and second reticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Otaki, Riki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10225538
    Abstract: Transmission of HDR image data is satisfactorily performed between apparatuses. A transmission apparatus (source apparatus) transmits the HDR image data to a reception apparatus (sink apparatus) over a transmission path. At that time, the transmission apparatus transmits information on a transmission method for and/or information on gamma correction for the HDR image data to the reception apparatus over the transmission path. The reception apparatus performs processing (decoding processing, gamma correction processing, and the like) on the received HDR image data, based on the information on the transmission method and/or the information on the gamma correction that are received. For example, the transmission apparatus receives from the reception apparatus the pieces of information on the transmission method and/or the gamma correction that the reception apparatus can support, selects the method that the reception apparatus can support, and thus uses the selected method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Yasuhisa Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10217208
    Abstract: An apparatus for inspecting a turbomachine includes a plurality of boroscopes, a device to rotate the rotor of the turbomachine and a processor having reference measurements of the rotor blades and/or reference measurements between the rotor blades and the boroscopes. A boroscope is inserted in a casing aperture upstream of the blades to view the leading edge and a portion of one of the surfaces of each blade as the rotor is rotated. A boroscope is inserted in a casing aperture downstream of the blades to view the trailing edge and a portion of one of the surfaces of each blade as the rotor is rotated. The boroscopes supply the images of each of the blades to the processor. The processor analyses the images of the blades and uses the reference measurements to determine the position and size of any defect on any of the rotor blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: James Kell, Adriano Pulisciano, Thomas Frederick Danvers, Graeme Eric Rigg
  • Patent number: 10200738
    Abstract: A remote controller and an image display apparatus having the same are disclosed. The remote controller includes a key input unit for receiving a specific key input, a touch screen for receiving a touch input, a wireless communication unit for transmitting and receiving data to and from an image display apparatus, and a controller for controlling the touch screen to display usage mode information in response to a user input to the key input unit. The controller is configured to, in response to a first touch input for selecting at least one of at least one usage mode indicated by the usage mode information displayed on the touch screen, enter the selected usage mode, and control the touch screen to display a user interface corresponding to the selected usage mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ilho Seo, Kwangsoo Choi, Sukhyun Hong
  • Patent number: 10200662
    Abstract: In example implementations, an apparatus includes a camera, an image signal processor and a display processor. The camera measures metered values of an image projected onto a surface. The image signal processor is in communication with the camera to receive the metered values of the image on the surface. Display parameters are calculated by the image signal processor based on the metered values of the image on the surface that is measured. The display processor is in communication with the image signal processor and a projector. The display processor generates a color corrected image projected onto the surface by the projector. The color corrected image is generated based on the display parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Madhu Sud Athreya, Will Allen, Syed S. Azam
  • Patent number: 10198803
    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: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Pictometry International Corp.
    Inventors: Frank Giuffrida, Stephen Schultz
  • Patent number: 10192325
    Abstract: A method for calibrating an imaging device includes calculating attitude information of the imaging device relative to a screen based at least in part on an image captured by the imaging device. The image includes information of at least a portion of a checkerboard displayed on the screen. The method further includes generating a calibration signal based at least in part on the attitude information, displaying the calibration signal on the checkerboard on the screen, and displaying a guiding signal on the screen. The guiding signal is configured to guide a user to move the imaging device or the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Shen, Ang Liu, Ketan Tang
  • Patent number: 10194112
    Abstract: A broadcast receiver according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a tuner for receiving a broadcast signal; a display module for displaying content on a main screen; an interface module for receiving, from a remote control, a first command for selecting a specific location on the main screen; and a controller for controlling the tuner, the display module, and the interface module, wherein the controller enlarges a specific region within a preset distance from the specific location according to the received first command, and displays the magnified specific region in a zoom window, and furthermore, the location of the zoom window varies according to a motion of the remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sanghyun Baek, Miyeon Kwon, Kyungryun Lee, Hyeongjin Park, Jeean Chang