Patents Examined by Talha M Nawaz
  • Patent number: 11146829
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for processing video content. One exemplary method comprises: receiving a bitstream comprising coded video data; determining a first parameter of a coding block; determining, according to the first parameter, one or more second parameters associated with a delta quantization parameter (QP) value or a chroma QP offset value; and determining, according to the one or more second parameters, at least one of the delta QP value or the chroma QP offset value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Jie Chen, Ru-Ling Liao, Jiancong Luo, Yan Ye
  • Patent number: 11140406
    Abstract: A video decoder configured to generate a first merge candidate list for a first block; determine that the first block is coded in a merge mode with motion vector differences; in response to determining that a maximum number of entries for the first merge candidate list is equal to 1, infer a value of a first instance of a flag to be equal to a first value, wherein the first value for the flag indicates that the first block is to be decoded using a first entry in the first merge candidate list; receive first motion vector difference information; determine first motion information for predicting the first block based on candidate motion information included in the first entry of the first merge candidate list and the first motion vector difference information; and decode the first block using the first motion information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Yao-Jen Chang, Wei-Jung Chien, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 11134832
    Abstract: Image rotation in an endoscopic hyperspectral, fluorescence, and/or laser mapping imaging system is described. A system includes an emitter for emitting pulses of electromagnetic radiation and an image sensor comprising a pixel array for sensing reflected electromagnetic radiation. The system includes a rotation sensor for detecting an angle of rotation of a lumen relative to a handpiece of an endoscope. The system is such that at least a portion of the pulses of electromagnetic radiation emitted by the emitter comprises one or more of a hyperspectral emission, a fluorescence emission, and/or a laser mapping pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua D. Talbert, Donald M. Wichern
  • Patent number: 11128848
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire image data representing an image generated by projecting a first image on a part of a second image using at least one projection apparatus and a control unit configured to control a presentation unit to present, to a user, an area in the second image where the first image is to be projected by the at least one projection apparatus based on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Kubo, Hisashi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11128867
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a method and an apparatus for video coding. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry can decode encoding information for a block of a picture in a coded video bitstream. The encoding information indicates a position of a sub-region in the block and a position of an additional sub-region in each of at least one neighboring block of the block. A combined sub-region includes the sub-region and the additional sub-region in each of the at least one neighboring block. The combined sub-region is at a center of a combined block including the block and the at least one neighboring block. The processing circuitry can reconstruct first samples that are inside the combined sub-region using residue data of the first samples and reconstruct second samples that are outside of the combined sub-region in the combined block without residue data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Tencent America LLC
    Inventors: Xiang Li, Xin Zhao, Shan Liu, Meng Xu
  • Patent number: 11119324
    Abstract: A display system is configured to direct a plurality of parallactically-disparate intra-pupil images into a viewer's eye. The parallactically-disparate intra-pupil images provide different parallax views of a virtual object, and impinge on the pupil from different angles. In the aggregate, the wavefronts of light forming the images approximate a continuous divergent wavefront and provide selectable accommodation cues for the user, depending on the amount of parallax disparity between the intra-pupil images. The amount of parallax disparity may be selected using an array of shutters that selectively regulate the entry of image light into an eye. Each opened shutter in the array provides a different intra-pupil image, and the locations of the open shutters provide the desired amount of parallax disparity between the images. In some other embodiments, the images may be formed by an emissive micro-display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Anthony Klug
  • Patent number: 11099641
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to calibration, customization, and improved user experiences for smart or bionic lenses that are worn by a user. The calibration techniques include detecting and correcting distortion of a display of the bionic lenses, as well as distortion due to characteristics of the lens or eyes of the user. The customization techniques include utilizing the bionic lenses to detect eye characteristics that can be used to improve insertion of the bionic lenses, track health over time, and provide user alerts. The user experiences include interactive environments and animation techniques that are improved via the bionic lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Quinn Y. J. Smithwick, Jon H. Snoddy, Douglas A. Fidaleo
  • Patent number: 11095859
    Abstract: A closed-circuit television (CCTV) system for use at a well construction system to form a well at an oil/gas wellsite. The CCTV system includes a video output device and video cameras at the well construction system. A control system is communicatively connected with each video camera and the video output device. The control system receives video display settings from a human wellsite operator, receives the video signals from the video cameras, and automatically displays on the video output device one or more of the received video signals based on the video display settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Espen Pettersen, Anstein Jorud
  • Patent number: 11082678
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes a plurality of cameras and a processor operable to process image data captured by the cameras to generate images derived from image data captured by at least some of the cameras. A display screen, viewable by a driver of the vehicle, displays the generated images and a three dimensional vehicle representation as would be viewed from a virtual camera viewpoint exterior to and higher than the vehicle itself. A portion of the displayed vehicle representation may be at least partially transparent to enable viewing at the display screen of an object present exterior of the vehicle that would otherwise be partially hidden by non-transparent display of that portion of the vehicle representation. The three dimensional representation may include a vector model without solid surfaces, or may include a shape, body type, body style and/or color corresponding to that of the actual vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Goerg Pflug
  • Patent number: 11074460
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring an environment using a Graphical Management System (GMS) are described. The GMS may present a vector image map of the environment for interaction by a user. The user may zoom and pan on the map to generate views of the map with various ranges of detail of the map. Video data from a plurality of video cameras may also be displayed on the map based on the user input and the level of zoom and the location viewed in the map. Further, the user may select a timeline event and sensor data associated with the event and the map may be initialized at the time and location of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Security Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventors: W. Lance Hodges, S. Robert Johnson
  • Patent number: 11070825
    Abstract: Video processing methods include receiving input data of a current block in a current picture, determining if a luma component and chroma components of the current block are coded using different splitting trees, disabling Adaptive Colour Transform (ACT) on the current block when the luma component and the chroma components of the current block are coded using different splitting trees, and encoding or decoding the current block. ACT is only allowed to be performed on blocks coded in single tree block partitioning to convert a RGB colour space into an YCoCg colour space. ACT is applied to residues according to some embodiments, or ACT is applied to input data and predictors according to some other embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chen-Yen Lai, Tzu-Der Chuang, Ching-Yeh Chen
  • Patent number: 11070831
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for decoding a bitstream for a video signal, and a device therefor, and relates to a device and a method in which, according to whether or not intra linear interpolation prediction is performed for the current block, a candidate mode list is formed on the basis of the intra prediction mode of the neighboring block of the current block, a candidate mode is determined, and, on the basis of same, intra LIP is carried out, thereby generating a prediction value for the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jin Heo
  • Patent number: 11070842
    Abstract: In video encoding and decoding processes, in order to add a motion vector when the motion vector is insufficient in a motion vector prediction value candidate list of a current block, provided are method and apparatus for determining a base motion vector in a motion vector candidate list, determining the motion vector candidate list including an additional motion vector candidate determined based on the determined base motion vector and predetermined offset information, and determining a motion vector of the current block by using an additional motion vector candidate determined in the motion vector candidate list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiho Choi, Jinyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 11048465
    Abstract: An imaging unit includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements, a processing unit, and a display unit. The processing unit processes a signal transmitted from the imaging unit. The display unit displays an image based on the signal transmitted from the processing unit. The imaging unit acquires first image information at a first time. The processing unit generates first prediction image information at a second time later than the first time based on the first image information. Moreover, the display unit displays an image based on the first prediction image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yosuke Nishide, Takeshi Ichikawa, Akira Okita, Toshiki Tsuboi, Nao Nakatsuji, Hiroshi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 11044490
    Abstract: To suppress an overhead of a flag indicating a motion compensation filter. A motion compensation filter apparatus includes a motion compensation filter unit configured to switch a filter to apply on a full sample image in a certain unit, and an MC filter parameter derivation unit configured to select a switching unit for filter switching by the motion compensation filter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Yukinobu Yasugi, Tomohiro Ikai, Takeshi Chujoh
  • Patent number: 11039124
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus capable of presenting an object that is easy to be in a fusion state where connection is natural regardless of a distance, an information processing method, and a recording medium. In the information processing apparatus, a left-eye image and a right-eye image are output to acquire position information of an object in a depth direction to be perceived by a user, and a luminance correction region to be subjected to luminance correction is set to at least one of a first display region that is included in a display region for the left-eye image and overlaps a display region for the right-eye image, or a second display region that is included in the display region for the right-eye image and overlaps the display region for the left-eye image on the basis of the position information. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a transmissive HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kayoko Tanaka, Kazuma Aiki, Hiroshi Yuasa, Satoshi Nakano
  • Patent number: 11039104
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure provides a device for extracting and transmitting data from a shop floor image, the device comprising: an encoder configured for receiving, from a facility operating system, streaming video data of a display screen of a monitor of the facility operating system on a shop floor, and for encoding the streaming video data in real time; a video data analyzer configured for receiving the real-time encoded streaming video data and for extracting data by figuring out and tagging a data presentation location in the real-time encoded streaming video data using a video data analysis algorithm; and a communication unit configured for transmitting to a data engine the real-time encoded streaming video data, and the data extracted by the video data analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: N3N CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae Hee Kim, Dong Min Seo, Hye Yong Oh, Gwan Hun Pi
  • Patent number: 11032552
    Abstract: A video encoding method for an electronic device includes: dividing at least one CTU of a video image frame to acquire video prediction units of different sizes; performing initial selection on intra-predicted brightness prediction directions of the video prediction units according to a first rate-distortion-evaluation-function, to obtain a preset number of intra-predicted initially-selected brightness-directions of the video prediction units; performing fine selection on intra-predicted optimal brightness-directions of a related video prediction unit and intra-predicted initially-selected brightness-directions of a video prediction unit of a current size according to a second rate-distortion-evaluation-function, to obtain intra-predicted optimal brightness-directions of the video prediction unit; performing fine selection on intra-predicted chroma prediction directions of the video prediction units according to the second rate-distortion-evaluation-function, to obtain intra-predicted optimal chroma-direction
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Hongshun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11019243
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a camera unit and a mobile body capable of improving Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) performance. The camera unit includes a shield arranged at least on a side of one side surface of a sensor substrate to which an image sensor is attached and a contact portion that has conductivity and is provided on the sensor substrate so as to have contact with a portion on a side of a side surface of the sensor substrate of the shield. The present technology is applied to, for example, a camera unit or the like mounted on a mobile body such as a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomonori Agawa, Eiji Oba, Hiroo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11012684
    Abstract: A method of testing a vehicular camera for a vehicular vision system includes providing a vehicular camera suitable for use on a vehicle, with the vehicular camera having a field of view. A collimator is provided that includes an optic and a target. The collimator is positioned in the field of view of the vehicular camera such that the camera images light that reflects off the target and passes through the optic. The target is angled or stepped relative to an image plane of the vehicular camera. Image data is captured with the vehicular camera, with the captured image data being representative of the angled or stepped target. The captured image data is processed, via an image processor, and a defocus of the vehicular camera is estimated based on processing by the processor of the captured image data of the angled or stepped target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Matthew C. Sesti, Donald W. Mersino, Robert A. Devota