Patents Examined by Thai Q. Tran
  • Patent number: 11119307
    Abstract: An optical unit includes: a first actuator for driving a first movable barrel; a second actuator for driving a second movable barrel; a first contact surface for defining a first frontmost end position which the first movable barrel takes; a second contact surface for defining a rearmost end position which the first movable barrel takes; a third contact surface for defining a frontmost end position which the second movable barrel takes; a fourth contact surface for defining a rearmost end position which the second movable barrel takes; and a contact member formed on the first movable barrel, having a fifth contact surface which is brought into contact with a distal end surface of the second movable barrel, and defining a first stop position or a second stop position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Teruyuki Nishihara
  • Patent number: 11120705
    Abstract: A cognitive assistant system which includes an episodic-based time-framed cognitive scaffold and visual comprehension platforms for building coherence and comprehension, facilitating learning, deepening understanding and improving the efficiency of problem solving and decision-making of a particular user. A method, a system, an apparatus, and a computer readable medium are provided for cognitive assistance. The method includes obtaining and dividing multimedia data into cognitive blocks based on the user input. The method further includes generating a comprehension block that corresponds to a respective cognitive block where the comprehension block includes enrichment data related to the respective cognitive block and is linked to the respective cognitive block to thereby form at least one cognitive insight with respect to the multimedia data. The comprehension block is provided based on a consecutive output of the cognitive blocks being paused at the respective cognitive block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: FUVI COGNITIVE NETWORK CORP.
    Inventor: Phu-Vinh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11120676
    Abstract: An autonomous wireless intrusion detector device comprises a movement sensor and a digital camera. In response to detecting a potential movement within a monitored area, the digital camera is triggered to create and store a set of consecutive full-size digital images of the monitored area, and a set of reduced-size thumbnail images corresponding to the set of full-size digital images, and a set of reduced-size thumbnail images corresponding to the set of full-size digital images, for the new alarm event. The detector device sends notification of the new alarm event and reduced-size image-related event information to an intrusion detection network entity, and sends the set of full-size images only if requested by the network entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Tanel Liiv, Sho Yano, Henri Abel, Tauri Tuubel, Mattis Marjak, Romi Agar, Teet Härm, Ville Arulaane, Indrek Tubalkain
  • Patent number: 11116389
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gastrointestinal sampling capsule includes an enclosure, a sampling port on the enclosure and a sampling module connected to the enclosure. The sampling port includes a plurality of sampling holes, and the sampling module includes a sample chamber and a sampling trigger unit which controls a connection or disconnection between the sampling port and the sample chamber to turn on sampling or turn off sampling. The gastrointestinal sampling capsule further includes a connecting passage arranged between the sample chamber and the sampling port, wherein an inlet of the connecting passage corresponds to the sampling port and an outlet of the connecting passage is connected to the sample chamber. A gap is provided between the plurality of sampling holes and the inlet of the connecting passage, through which the plurality of sampling holes are connected to the connecting passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ANKON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tianyi Yangdai, Yuhui Bao
  • Patent number: 11120837
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide methods of playing back content, comprising: accessing video content comprising a series of frames that if fully decoded would extend beyond a viewer's field of view, and wherein each encoded frame comprises multiple encoded sections; determining a field of view of the viewer; identifying one or more sections of the first frame that are at least partially within the field of view; decoding the one or more sections of the first frame while not decoding one or more of the sections of the first frame that are not within the field of view; and displaying the one or more decoded sections of the first frame such that the portion of the first frame is displayed, and wherein less than all of the first frame is decoded and less than all of the first frame is displayed during playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Rathish Krishnan
  • Patent number: 11120841
    Abstract: A method for automatically detecting video incidents on a video played back by an electronic video playback device, includes acquiring a message; subtracting a counter included in the message previously acquired from a counter included in a message saved in a database to obtain a transition state of the electronic video playback device; classifying, by a supervised automatic learning algorithm, the transition state as a normal state of the played back video or as a video incident on the played back video; performing a video incident detection including the creation of an incident message; transmitting the incident message to a remote system; and recording the acquired message in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS
    Inventor: Thomas Landais
  • Patent number: 11114132
    Abstract: A system and method for synchronizing clocks including synchronizing a first clock to a second clock, the first clock associated with a first device, the first device associated with a first device type, the second clock associated with a second device, the second device associated with a second device type; subsequent to synchronizing the first clock to the second clock, synchronizing a third clock to the first clock, where the third clock is associated with a third device, the third device associated with the first device type; synchronizing the second clock to a fourth clock, the fourth clock associated with a fourth device, the fourth device associated with a third device type; subsequent to synchronizing the second clock to the fourth clock, resynchronizing the first clock to the second clock; and subsequent to resynchronizing the first clock to the second clock, resynchronizing the third clock to the first clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: AUDIGO LABS INC.
    Inventors: Brian Chasson Gomberg, Armen Alan Nazarian, Kenneth Aaron Murphy
  • Patent number: 11113787
    Abstract: By performing a simple operation on an information processing terminal, a direction of a subject desired to be viewed by a user 40 can be smoothly displayed from various directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: AMATELUS INC.
    Inventors: Shinya Shimojo, Mitsuhide Matsuda, Izuru Senokuchi
  • Patent number: 11115706
    Abstract: A method, client, and terminal device for screen recording are provided, and the method includes: enabling a screen recording data synthesizing module (401) when a screen recording instruction is received (101); inputting an encoded audio data of a player into the screen recording data synthesizing module (401) for superposition, to obtain a merged audio data (102); and inputting a video data of the player into the screen recording data synthesizing module (401), and merging the video data with the merged audio data, to obtain a screen recording data (103). In the present disclosure, all the audio and video data in a live broadcasting scenario can be completely recorded to ensure the integrity of the live broadcasting scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Wangsu Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yanpeng Chen
  • Patent number: 11112170
    Abstract: A door driving system and a refrigerator having the door driving system according to the present invention are provided with a motor, a power transmitting device for transmitting the power generated by the motor to the hinge, and an auxiliary device for receiving the power generated by the motor and generating an auxiliary force to move a door positioned in a closing position in an opening direction, so that the torque to be applied to the hinge of the door for opening and closing the door may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasukiyo Murata, Morio Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 11114131
    Abstract: A system creating an interactive video using a markup language is disclosed. The disclosed system receives a video request including a set of source scene IDs arranged in a predetermined ordering. The system retrieves a set of source scenes associated with the set of source scene IDs and generates video scenes in the form of a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) page for the set of source scenes. Each of the generated video scenes includes one or more interactive HTML elements and one or more animations. The system then generates a scene collection to include the video scenes arranged based on the predetermined ordering and renders the video scenes in the scene collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Chandan K. Pankaj, Yuyin Ji, Shankar Sangoli, Ketul S. Vyas, Yacine Arbani, William J. Cockayne
  • Patent number: 11109011
    Abstract: A server may be configured to receive first pose data from a virtual reality device, generate second pose data, including a pose prediction, based at least on the first pose data, render a map representation based at least on the pose prediction, determine regions of the map representation based on a likelihood of view of each of the regions, perform foveation in each of the regions and generate an encoded frame based on the regions and a network parameter, and send the encoded frame and second pose data to the device. The encoding may associate each of the regions with a quality level and base the foveation on each region's associated quality level. The foveation may use different quantization parameters for each of the regions and/or use rendering foveation for each of regions. Network conditions such as latency, bandwidth, and/or jitter may be considered for bit allocation in the foveation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Horvitz, Eduardo Cuervo, David Chu
  • Patent number: 11108971
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a camera array comprising camera modules, the camera modules comprising a master camera that includes a processor, a memory, a sensor, a lens, a status indicator, and a switch, the switch configured to instruct each of the camera modules to initiate a start operation to start recording video data using the lens and the sensor in the other camera modules and the switch configured to instruct each of the camera modules to initiate a stop operation to stop recording, the status indicator configured to indicate a status of at least one of the camera modules. Lens distortion effects may be removed from the frames described by the video data. The camera modules of the camera array are configured to provide a 3× field of view overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Verzon Patent and Licensing Ine.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Annau, Arthur van Hoff, Jens Christensen
  • Patent number: 11100955
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method, an apparatus and a smart mobile terminal for editing a video. The method includes: acquiring an editing instruction to be executed of a user; selecting frame images which indicate a duration of a video segment in a preset showing area based on the editing instruction; storing the video segment in a preset first storage area; storing a reserved video segment in a preset second storage area; rendering the frame images by invoking a preset rendering script for highlighting the frame images in the showing area; retrieving frames of the reserved video segment sequentially based on a preset first time span; determining scaled frames based on a preset scaling proportion and the frames; and arranging the scaled frames in the showing area sequentially in an order of retrieving for displaying frame images which indicates a duration of the reserved video segment in the showing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Dajia Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11094051
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a print quality inspection apparatus comprising: an illuminator (35 or 35A-35C) for irradiating light onto a printout (1) provided with a motion thread (1b); a camera (34 or 34A) for capturing an image of the printout; and a print quality inspection unit (10) for inspecting the print quality of the printout (1) on the basis of image data captured by the camera (34 or 34A). The camera (34) captures images of printouts (1) for each RGB color, and the print quality inspection unit (10) performs a print quality inspection having a scope that includes the motion thread (1b) on the basis of image data of a color of the same hue as the color of the motion thread (1b), or the illuminator (35A-35C) emits a color of the same hue as the color of the motion thread (1b), and the monochrome camera (34A) captures a monochrome image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: KOMORI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kentaro Ohama
  • Patent number: 11089259
    Abstract: Provided in the present disclosure are a video recording method and a video recording terminal, the method including: recording a video in response to receipt of a record instruction, pausing the recording in response to receipt of a pause instruction, so as to generate a first video file; continuing to display a dynamic image which is being captured by an image sensor in real time, and displaying a last frame image of the first video file subjected to transparency processing on the dynamic image in a superimposition manner; continuing to record the video in response to receipt of a continue-to-record instruction, stopping the recording in response to receipt of a stop instruction, so as to generate a second video file; and splicing the first video file and the second video file into a target video file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Bigo Technology Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Yutao Zhou
  • Patent number: 11083536
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an assistance system, and an information processing method that enable suitable assistance to be performed on a surgeon. [Solving Means] An information processing apparatus includes a control unit. The control unit extracts, on the basis of a first image obtained by picking up an image of a surgical part including an affected part and metadata of a situation obtained from past surgery or examination, a parameter of assistance performed with respect to the situation, which is made to correspond to the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ichiki, Takami Mizukura, Daisuke Tsuru, Kentaro Fukazawa
  • Patent number: 11087779
    Abstract: An apparatus that identifies a scene type includes at least one processor and a memory. The memory is operatively coupled to the at least one processor and is configured to store instructions executable by the processor. Upon execution of the instructions, the processor is caused to identify a scene type of content that includes video and audio based on a feature amount of the audio in the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Yuta Yuyama
  • Patent number: 11087798
    Abstract: The systems and methods provided herein are directed to automatically capturing, curating, and sharing recordings of a user. The automated recording and sharing features are designed to adapt to user preferences based on a history of what the user has chosen to record and share previously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael T. Sailer, Nathan G Brown, Katie C. Wallace, Alen Simon, James Keen, Spencer L. Mackay, Kimberlee C. Muenzer, Takuya Idehara, David K. B. Lee
  • Patent number: 11081137
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for processing multimedia information is provided. The method includes receiving a first type of multimedia information collected by a first multimedia collection apparatus and a second type of multimedia information collected by a second multimedia collection apparatus and processing the second type of multimedia information based the first type of multimedia information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Yu Xiao, Yanli Li, Juan Lei, Wenbo Zhang, Bo Gao, Junjun Xiong