Patents Examined by Syed Y. Hasan
  • Patent number: 10970995
    Abstract: A system for monitoring event related data including a sensor data analyzer, an event analyzer and an actuator is disclosed. The sensor data analyzer detects events based on sensor data, the event analyzer couples to the sensor data analyzer and estimates the size of the detected entire events based on event related data of the detected events from the sensor data analyzer, and the actuator couples to the sensor data analyzer and the event analyzer and actuates a predetermined device based on the estimated size of the detected entire events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Tani, Takeshi Arikuma
  • Patent number: 10931921
    Abstract: Techniques to provide a micro-broadcast of an event are described. Video data streams of a live event at a venue may be captured in one or more wireless camera devices. The data streams may be sent to one of a network of wireless access points where they are relayed to a control center. A computer system in the control center may select one of the video data streams to be broadcast as a micro-broadcast. The selected video data stream may then be formatted for the micro-broadcast before a micro-broadcast transmitter broadcasts the formatted selected video data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: CBS Interactive Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Goldfeder, Stephen Martin Milton
  • Patent number: 10911739
    Abstract: The present invention provides a camera device capable of quickly processing image data while suppressing bus traffic. In the present invention, an image memory 50 is connected to a memory bus 70 and stores a right source image 220 and a left source image 210. A memory access management 40 is connected to the memory bus 70 and to an internal bus 80, reads the right source image 220 and the left source image 210 from the image memory 50 via the memory bus 70, and outputs the read right source image 220 and the left source image 210 to the internal bus 80. Processing unit A 30, processing unit B 31, and processing unit C 32 are connected to the internal bus 80 and process the image data output to the internal bus 80.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Matsuo, Manabu Sasamoto, Atsushi Ichige
  • Patent number: 10887673
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for remote and real-time selecting a section in a video file with a mobile device, wherein a spectator attending an event selects a section of a video file by sending a highlight-marker from his mobile device to a server system, wherein the selection can be performed without the user having access to the camera recording the event. Highlight-marker and video file are systematically time synchronized. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for generating a highlight-video from a plurality of highlight sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Joaquin Sufuentes, Franck Tankoua Kwimi
  • Patent number: 10882465
    Abstract: A vehicular camera apparatus includes an image sensor, and a processor configured to divide an image acquired through the image sensor into a first field of view (FOV) range in a first direction and a second FOV range in the first direction, to process a first region corresponding to the first FOV range in the image, to process a second region corresponding to the second FOV range in the image, and to separately process the first region and the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Manhyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10880541
    Abstract: Stereo correspondence and depth sensor techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a depth map generated by a depth sensor is leveraged as part of processing of stereo images to assist in identifying which parts of stereo images correspond to each other. The depth map, for instance, may be utilized to assist in identifying depth discontinuities in the stereo images. Additionally, techniques may be employed to align the depth discontinuities identified from the depth map to image edges identified from the stereo images. Techniques may also be employed to suppress image edges that do not correspond to the depth discontinuities of the depth map in comparison with image edges that do correspond to the depth discontinuities as part of the identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Cohen, Brian L. Price, Gowri Sornanath
  • Patent number: 10861500
    Abstract: A data transmission method according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: generating a plurality of MPUs, reference clock time information, and leading clock time information indicating a leading PTS that is a clock time at which a leading access unit in the MPU is presented, transmitting the generated plurality of MPUs, reference clock time information, and leading clock time information, wherein the leading clock time information indicates the leading PTS of the plurality of MPUs of which presentation is started after the leading clock time information is transmitted in the generated plurality of MPUs, and each of the generated plurality of MPUs indicates a time point at which each access unit that does not exist in a head of the MPU is presented as a relative value to a time point of another access unit in the MPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Tadamasa Toma, Noritaka Iguchi, Takahiro Nishi, Hisaya Katou
  • Patent number: 10853645
    Abstract: A method for remote visual inspection of a target surface of a structure, comprising positioning an inspection unit at a fixed location, the inspection unit comprising a combination of dynamic digital video cameras and an optic supported by a pitch axis of a multi-axis assembly comprising three moveable axis, including a vertical axis, a roll axis connected to the vertical axis, and the pitch axis, the pitch axis being connected to the roll axis; and a controller connected to the combination and the multi-axis assembly; adjusting the positioned inspection relative to the target surface; calibrating a target surface of the structure; taking images of the calibrated surface of the structure, each image including at least position data of the target surface and angular data of the inspection unit; and detecting, in the images, defects on the target surface, and, from the position data and angular data, positioning the defects on the target surface and determining the dimensions of the defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Guillaume Lambert, Matias Arbeleche, Jean-Christophe Demers, Nicolas Morency, Germain BĂ©langer, Guillaume Huet
  • Patent number: 10839221
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine one or more source video clips. A plurality of video segments are selected from the one or more source video clips based on video segment selection criteria. A compiled video is generated comprising the plurality of video segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin David Aguilar, John Samuel Barnett
  • Patent number: 10820057
    Abstract: A communication method between a source device and a target device utilizes speculative connection setup between the source device and the target device, target-device-side packet ordering, and fine-grained ordering to remove packet dependencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Hans Eberle, Larry Robert Dennison
  • Patent number: 10819907
    Abstract: A video processing method includes receiving a virtual reality (VR) content, encoding visual data obtained from the VR content to generate a part of a coded bitstream, and encapsulating the part of the coded bitstream into ISO Base Media File Format (ISOBMFF) file (s). In one exemplary implementation, the ISOBMFF file (s) may include a timed metadata track associated with a sphere visual track, where the timed metadata track is set to signal that the associated sphere visual track contains at least one spherical region contributed from at least one region visual track. In another exemplary implementation, the ISOBMFF file (s) may include a timed metadata track associated with a region visual track, where the timed metadata track is set to signal that the associated region visual track contributes to at least one spherical region carried in at least one sphere visual track. Further, an associated video processing apparatus is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Xin Wang, Lulin Chen, Wang Lin Lai
  • Patent number: 10820022
    Abstract: A content streaming system and methodology for facilitating the management of content streaming. A video packaging and origination service provides streaming content that is organized according to a set of encoded content chunks. A video playback application processes the set of encoded content chunks to dynamically form a content segment for live video streaming. The video playback application further processes the set of encoded content chunks to apply framerate heuristics associated with encoded content segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Weil, Lionel Bringuier
  • Patent number: 10798359
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating high resolution dewarped images for an image of a document captured by a 3D stereo digital camera system, or a mobile phone camera capturing a sequence of images, which may improve OCR performance. Example embodiments include a compact stereo camera with two sensors mounted at fixed locations, and a multi-resolution pipeline to process and to dewarp the images using a three dimensional surface model based on curve profiles of the computed depth map. Example embodiments also include a mobile phone including a camera which captures a sequence of images, and a processor which computes a disparity map using the captured sequence of image frames, computes a model of the at least one document page by generating a cylindrical three dimensional geometric surface using the computed disparity map, and renders a dewarped image from the computed model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Patrick Chiu, Michael Patrick Cutter, Chelhwon Kim, Surendar Chandra
  • Patent number: 10789385
    Abstract: Techniques are described for real time monitoring and tagging of media content generated during a service session between an individual and a service representative (SR). Media content received during a service session may be dynamically tagged with one or more metadata tags during the service session, the tag(s) indicating portion(s) of the media content that potentially include sensitive information. Tagging may be based on a SR's gestures, clicks, keystrokes, mouse-overs, and/or other actions performed in a SR user interface (UI) during the service session. The media content may be redacted based on the tags to remove and/or obfuscate potentially sensitive information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Vijay Jayapalan, Gregory Yarbrough, Eric J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10776955
    Abstract: A method for analyzing spatial and temporal information of samples using optical microscopy includes choosing a field of view in a sample; scanning the sample by applying an electrical signal having a first frequency to an electrically tunable liquid lens in the detection path, performing a sequential acquisition, at a first acquisition frequency higher than the first frequency of the electrical signal, of a stack of images placed on different in-focus planes; processing the stack of images to identify the position of one or more regions of interest; scanning the sample by applying the electrical signal having a second frequency to the tunable lens, performing a sequential acquisition, at a second acquisition frequency lower than the second frequency of the electrical signal, of a temporal series of images with extended depth of field; and calculating the mean intensity of each region of interest for each image of the temporal series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Francesco Difato, Monica Moroni, Gemma Palazzolo, Alessandro Soloperto
  • Patent number: 10777229
    Abstract: Frame-level quality scores for video frames of a video item is determined. A sliding window is applied to the video frames to identify a plurality of groups of the video frames for scoring on a group-level. A plurality of group-level quality scores for the plurality of groups of video frames of the video item is determined using the frame-level quality scores of the video frames. One of the plurality of groups of video frames of the video item is selected based on the plurality of group-level quality scores. A moving thumbnail is created using the selected group of video frames selected based on the respective group level quality score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Weilong Yang, Min-hsuan Tsai, Zheng Sun, Pei Cao, Tomas Izo
  • Patent number: 10762348
    Abstract: A method for determining parameters for the position and orientation of the cornea of an eye and involves the steps of generating linear structures on the iris and/or sclera of the eye, having a camera capture a first image of the eye including the linear structures, and determining, on the basis of the first image, a distance and an orientation of the linear structures in relation to the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PRECITEC OPTRONIK GMBH
    Inventors: Gabriel Palzer, Christoph Dietz, Stefan Birmanns
  • Patent number: 10755744
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method performed in connection with a video comprising a plurality of video frames, the computer-implemented method being performed in a computerized system comprising a processing unit and a memory, the computer-implemented method involving: using the processing unit to detect a plurality of content components within at least one of the plurality of video frames; based on a video modification instruction received from a user, modifying at least one of the plurality of the detected content components; storing an information on the modified at least one of the plurality of the detected content components in the memory; using the central processing unit to overlay the modified at least one of the plurality of the detected content components over the video; and causing the video with the overlaid modified content component to be displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Laurent Denoue, Scott Carter, Matthew L. Cooper, Vikash Rugoobur
  • Patent number: 10750116
    Abstract: A system is configured to synchronize a first video, a second video, and an audio track. The system analyzes image content associated with the first video and the second video to obtain a first subset of images of the first video and a second subset of images of the second video. The system then determines a music beat of the audio track to be synchronized with one of the first subset of images or the second subset of images. The system then adjusts a framerate of the first subset of images or the second subset of images based on the determined music beat to synchronize the first subset of images or the second subset of images. The first subset of images and the second subset of images may then be combined, which the system then plays back from a designated playback slot along with the audio track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mart Kelder, Alexey Romanovsky, Xianing Zhu, Ran Mokady
  • Patent number: 10734029
    Abstract: A signal processing apparatus for generating a playback audio signal to be played back together with a slow-motion image based on image capturing in a capturing target region, obtains a first audio signal containing a sound in the capturing target region, and based on sound acquisition in a first period shorter than a capturing period corresponding to the slow-motion image, obtains a second audio signal containing a sound in a peripheral region of the capturing target region, and based on sound acquisition in a second period longer than the capturing period, and synthesizes the first audio signal and the second audio signal, thereby generating the playback audio signal to be played back together with the slow-motion image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masanobu Funakoshi