Patents Examined by Sherrie Hsia
  • Patent number: 10097818
    Abstract: Method and modular system for generating, capturing and re-displaying SDI video signals. When generating a video signal, data blocks are arranged in a line parameter memory, each corresponding to a complete video line and containing pointers to specific entries for lines of the video signal in a primary image memory holding a main bit-mapped image, and a video line construct memory holding data enable and blanking patterns before being serialized into a output data stream. On the capture side, a de-serializer/equalizer accepts an input data stream extracts Y (luminance), CB (blue-difference chroma) and CR (red-difference chroma) data along with clock/sync information which can be used for re-display. Optional support of HDMI, DVI and analog formats, such as composite video, raster video and stroke video, allows a single instrument to generate, acquire and process virtually all known video interfaces, using standard or custom image/formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Testing Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Spinner, Eli Levi
  • Patent number: 10083585
    Abstract: An intrusion detection system controller, including a restriction designator operable for pre-designating an individual for whom access to a portion of the premises is prohibited and, for each individual, pre-designating an individual-specific restricted portion of the premises to which access is prohibited; a designated individual presence ascertainer operable for ascertaining presence of a designated individual on the premises; an intrusion detector element communicator operable for communicating with detection elements, for receiving indications of detection of intrusions and, responsive thereto, for ascertaining an intruded portion of the premises and providing an output indicating detection of the intrusion in the intruded portion of the premises; and a restricted mode enforcer operable, responsive to ascertaining presence of the pre-designated individual and to receiving output indicating detection of the intrusion in the intruded portion, for ascertaining whether the intruded portion corresponds to the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Zeev Greenberg, Daniel A. Rettig
  • Patent number: 10075684
    Abstract: A pixel displacing correction section performs a pixel displacing correction adapted to shift a position of the sub-pixel in the display target image on the image signal of the sub-pixel supplied to a plurality of light modulators to thereby compensate position shifts of the display positions of the sub-pixels constituting the images of the respective color components to be displayed on the display surface with respect to a reference position. A boundary correction section decreases the luminance represented by the image signal of the sub-pixel of another color component of the pixel, to which the sub-pixel belongs, with respect to the sub-pixel having completely moved outside the effective display range due to the pixel displacing correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Taku Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10070186
    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: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Robert Prestigiacomo, Krishna Prasad Panje, Aniela M. Rosenberger, Dinkar N. Bhat
  • Patent number: 10063933
    Abstract: Applying a presentation timestamp to an element of a sequence of sub-titles. A minimum presentation timestamp TMIN of an element of a sequence of sub-titles N is initialized. The presentation timestamp T(N) of the new element of a sub-title sequence N is compared with the minimum presentation timestamp for sub-titles TMIN. The minimum presentation timestamp for sub-titles TMIN is applied to the element of a sequence of sub-titles N if the presentation timestamp T(N) of the new sub-titles element is prior to the minimum presentation timestamp for sub-titles TMIN. The minimum presentation timestamp for sub-titles TMIN for an element of a sequence of sub-titles N+1 is calculated as a timestamp posterior to the presentation timestamp T(N) of the new sub-titles element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Harmonic, Inc.
    Inventors: Xavier Besnard, Michel Jouan
  • Patent number: 10059262
    Abstract: A storage device for a vehicle which has a plurality of compartments for storing objects is provided. The device comprises a receptacle space with a removal opening, at least one storage unit which is accommodated inside the receptacle space and has at least one compartment, an adjustment device by means of which the at least one storage unit can be adjusted within the receptacle space, with the result that whether a specific compartment of the storage device is accessible to a user via the removal opening depends on the position of the storage unit, an electronic memory, an image-capturing device by means of which at least one image of contents of one of the compartments can be produced and stored in the memory and a control unit by means of which an image produced by the image-capturing device and stored in the memory can be displayed on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Coburg
    Inventors: Maik Rienecker, Markus Bauernfeind, Markus Treichl
  • Patent number: 10057554
    Abstract: A projection control device comprises a projection control unit, an image acquisition unit, and a corresponding determination unit. The projection control unit outputs a synthesis pattern light to a screen. The synthesis pattern light comprises plurality of pattern light including light area of different wave range from each other. The image acquisition unit acquires a captured image includes the synthesis pattern light which has been outputted to the screen, wherein the captured image is captured by an image capture unit. The corresponding determination unit determines a relationship between projection pixels of the projector and pixels of the captured image of the image capture unit, on the basis of the synthesis pattern light on the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Narikawa, Toru Takahama
  • Patent number: 10057104
    Abstract: A signal processing device includes a converter and a selector. The converter converts an input video signal into the output video signal for the low-brightness display device. The selector selects one of the input video signal and the output video signal, and outputs the selected video signal to the display. The selector selects the output video signal in a case where a high-brightness flag indicating a video signal for a high-brightness display device is added to the input video signal, and the selector selects the input video signal in a case where the high-brightness flag is not added to the input video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Owaki
  • Patent number: 10051312
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming or playback, and, more particularly, for implementing media stream synchronization. In some embodiments, a synchronization system might receive a first signal that is output from a first device, which receives an original video signal from a video source and outputs a first video signal. The synchronization system might analyze the first signal to determine a first frame buffer delay, generate a delay adjustment signal based on such determination, and send the delay adjustment signal to a frame buffer delay device. The frame buffer delay device and the first device might concurrently receive the original video signal from the video source. The first delay adjustment signal causes the frame buffer delay device to apply the first frame buffer delay to the original video signal to produce a second video signal that is synchronized with the first video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Sprenger, Zubin Ingah
  • Patent number: 10044998
    Abstract: A projection apparatus includes a projection mode designation unit configured to designate one of a plurality of projection modes which designate at least one of a brightness and a color of the image which is projected by the projection unit; and a projection control unit configured to determine, based on the color information of the projection target surface acquired by the projection surface information acquisition unit and the projection mode designated by the projection mode designation unit, a gray scale range of each of colors constituting the image which is projected by the projection unit, and configured to cause the projection unit to project the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihide Takasu, Toru Takahama, Tetsuro Narikawa
  • Patent number: 10038871
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a power supply method of a sink device using a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI). The method may include being connected to a source device through the HDMI, not receiving a +5 V signal from the source device for a predetermined time, supplying power of a predetermined power level to the source device through the connected HDMI, receiving the +5 V signal from the source device, transmitting a Hot Plug Detect (HPD) signal, transmitting Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) information including power supply support information of the sink device to the source device, receiving request power characteristic information of the source device, and supplying power to the source device based on the request power characteristic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Jangwoong Park
  • Patent number: 10025995
    Abstract: An object detecting arrangement is configured to detect objects in a field surrounding a vehicle hosting the arrangement. The arrangement comprises an imaging unit configured to capture images of the field. The imaging unit is arranged at the vehicle such that the field is in a direction of at least one of a side of the vehicle, and a rear of the vehicle. The arrangement further comprises a processing unit configured to detect objects in the field. The processing unit is configured to determine an object detecting capability. In addition, the arrangement comprises an illumination unit configured to illuminate the field when the object detecting capability is lower than a first predetermined threshold value. The present disclosure also relates to a lane keeping arrangement, a positioning arrangement and a method of detecting objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Joakim Lin Sorstedt, Mattias Erik Brannstrom
  • Patent number: 10021276
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and a device for processing a video, an electronic device and a storage medium. The method includes the followings. A target recognition is performed to A first video segments and B first speech segments to obtain M second video segments and N second speech segments. A speech processing is performed to the N second speech segments to obtain N target speech text files. First representation information is extracted from the M second video segments to obtain Q pieces of first representation information. A second sound matched with the target character is determined according to the Q pieces of first representation information. The second sound is merged with the N target speech text files to obtain N target speech segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Hanwen Chang
  • Patent number: 10021363
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a source image to generate a target image is provided. The target image includes a plurality of target pictures. The apparatus includes a first image processing circuit and a second image processing circuit. The first image processing circuit separates the source image into a first image including a first part of the source image and a second image including a second part of the source image. The second image processing circuit processes the first image to obtain a plurality of target first pictures according to a first setting, process the second image to obtain a plurality of target second pictures according to a second setting, and combine each of the target first pictures with a corresponding one of the target second pictures to obtain the plurality of target pictures. A method for processing a source image to generate a target image is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Chieh-Cheng Chen, Chih-Chia Kuo
  • Patent number: 10015439
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for frequency modulation of high definition composite video broadcast signals in a wireless transmission environment and a method thereof, comprising: a transmitting unit and a receiving unit. An image sensor of the transmitting unit converts an image to a digital signal. A signal processor converts the digital signal to a composite video broadcast signal. A frequency modulator modulates the composite video broadcast signal to a first modulated signal. The receiving unit receives the first modulated signal. A low noise amplifier converts the first modulated signal to a second modulated signal. A frequency demodulator restores the second modulated signal to the composite video broadcast signal. After an image decoder decodes the composite video broadcast signal, the image decoder outputs a digital signal in a specific format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Scientronic Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Ta Fan, Shiang-Joe Lee
  • Patent number: 10013762
    Abstract: A method for recognizing a change of a relative yaw angle at a stereo video system for a vehicle. An image pair is read in from first and second cameras at a first time, and a further image is read in from the first camera at a later time. A stationary surface is ascertained using the image pair and the stereo base to obtain an angle of inclination of the stereo video system. The stationary surface is determined using the first image of the image pair and the further image to obtain a comparison angle. A correspondence transformation between the first image and the further image is acquired if the stereo video system has moved by a distance between the first time and the further time. The angle of inclination is compared with the comparison angle to recognize the change of the relative yaw angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: Joerg Hilsebecher, Bastian Meyer
  • Patent number: 10013608
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to visual inspection systems, and more particularly to a method and system for facilitating real time detection of linear infrastructural objects in aerial imagery. In one embodiment, a background suppression technique is applied to one or more hardware processors to a HSV image. Further, a mean shift filtering technique is applied to the hardware processors to find a peak of a confidence map and then a gradient image generation is performed for a plurality of edges of the image. A seed point pair along a middle cut portion of a linear feature of the HSV image to identify one or more boundaries of the seed point pair is extracted and then a contour growing approach to detect the boundaries of the linear feature is initiated. Lastly, one or more false positives are removed by using a rigidity feature, the rigidity feature being equivalent to the total sum of gradient orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Hrishikesh Sharma, Adithya Vellaiappan, Balamuralidhar Purushothaman
  • Patent number: 9986224
    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: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: FotoNation Cayman Limited
    Inventor: Robert Mullis
  • Patent number: 9979956
    Abstract: An optical evaluation workstation evaluates quality metrics (e.g., sharpness, blemishes) of eyecup assemblies of a head mounted display (HMD). The workstation includes an eyecup assembly feeder, a camera, and a control module. The eyecup assembly feeder is configured to receive an eyecup assembly of a HMD, the eyecup assembly comprising an optics block rigidly fixed at a first distance to an electronic display panel. The camera is configured to capture one or more images of the one or more test patterns presented by the electronic display panel through the optics block. The control module is configured to modify at least one image of the one or more images using a transform, and determine a quality metric for the modified at least one image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Redmond D'Amico, Simon Hallam, Kieran Tobias Levin, Matthew Robert Fulghum
  • Patent number: 9970745
    Abstract: Provided are a measurement target measuring method, and a magnifying observation device which make it possible to readily and intuitively recognize a deviation between actual height image data and CAD data concerning a specific portion of a measurement target. A CAD height data generation unit generates a plurality of pieces of CAD height data based on basic CAD data. A reference height data selection unit selects reference height data from the plurality of pieces of CAD height data. A reference appearance image data acquisition unit acquires a reference appearance image corresponding to the reference height data. A target image display unit displays a target image based on texture image data or actual height image data, and a reference image display unit displays a reference image based on the reference appearance image data or the reference height data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki Natori, Shinya Takahashi