Patents Examined by Tyler B Edwards
  • Patent number: 10977915
    Abstract: A life safety system for mitigating injuries and fatalities to occupants of a multi-zone structure comprising a plurality of controllers, and coupled to at least one of said controllers, one or more event sensor devices and one or more locking mechanisms, the foregoing communicatively connected to a main controller and to an intelligent analysis system for identifying the nature of an event. The life safety system further comprises at least one monitoring location physically removed from at least one of said controllers and from at least one of said locking mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Intrusion Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Rehfeld, Stephen Hobbs, Daniel Mathena
  • Patent number: 10972783
    Abstract: In a digital contents receiver for receiving transmitted digital contents, the digital contents include at least component information indicating an element which constitutes a program of the contents. When the component information indicates that the received digital contents are a 3D component, it is determined whether a display part corresponds to display of the 3D component. If the display part corresponds to display of the 3D component, the received digital contents are displayed in 3D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sadao Tsuruga, Satoshi Otsuka
  • Patent number: 10960820
    Abstract: Provided are a vehicle periphery image display apparatus and a vehicle periphery image display method, which enable a driver to recognize a deviation between a parking frame and an own vehicle more easily at a time of a parking operation. The configuration includes: continuously inputting a periphery image of an own vehicle in a parking lot, which has been photographed by a plurality of photographing devices; storing the periphery image; compensating for, in the input periphery image, a lost image part with the stored periphery image to combine the compensated lost image part with the input periphery image; generating a top-view image seen from right above a top of the own vehicle based on the combined periphery image; generating a displayed image including the top-view image; and displaying the generated displayed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Onishi, Yoichi Kato, Nariaki Takehara
  • Patent number: 10951901
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an intra-frame depth map block decoding method, including: acquiring, from a bitstream, a depth modeling mode (DMM) used for a depth map block, wherein the DMM is applied to a recursive quadtree (RQT) coding or simplified depth coding (SDC); obtaining a block predicted value of a depth map subblock obtained through segmentation in the DMM according to the DMM; acquiring, from the bitstream, a block offset value of the depth map subblock, and residual information of each pixel in the depth map subblock; and obtaining a reconstruction value of each pixel in the depth map subblock according to the block predicted value, the block offset value and the residual information of each pixel in the depth map subblock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xu Chen, Xiaozhen Zheng
  • Patent number: 10945592
    Abstract: A medical imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit having plural pixels each converting received light into an electric signal, thereby outputting an imaging signal; a memory to record the imaging signal; an evaluation-value calculation unit to calculate an evaluation value of an image generated from the imaging signal; an imaging signal selector to select an imaging signal to be displayed on based on the calculated evaluation value when inputting an instruction signal for selecting the imaging signal to be displayed; a memory controller to extract the selected imaging signal from the memory; and an image processing unit to process the extracted imaging signal controller to generate a display image. The evaluation-value calculation unit calculates the evaluation value by detecting the electric signal generated by each of the plural pixels included in a detection area that is a part of an effective pixel area for generating the display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke Takenouchi, Takahiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10933812
    Abstract: An outside-vehicle environment monitoring apparatus includes: imaging devices including center, right, and left imaging devices; a controller; and display devices including center, right, and left display devices. The imaging devices respectively capture images of environments present in a center rear direction, a right rear direction, and a left rear direction from the vehicle. The controller acquires captured images and output display images based on the captured images. The display devices are arranged side by side within a visual range of an occupant. The center display device is disposed between the right and left display devices at a visible distance from the occupant different from the visible distance to the right display device and the visible distance to the left display device. The center display image displayed between the right and left display devices is visually perceived as having a depth relative to the right and left display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10939096
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for control-point based intra mode for coding a video bitstream. In an exemplary embodiment, at least two control points in a picture are selected. The control points may be, for example, points at or adjacent to two or more corners of a current block. For each of the control points, an associated intra prediction direction is identified. The intra prediction directions may be encoded in the bitstream, e.g. using differential coding. A derived intra prediction direction is interpolated based on a position of a pixel (or of a block) relative to the control points, and the derived intra prediction direction is used to predict one or more samples in the video. Different interpolation techniques, such as triangular interpolation or bilinear interpolation may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Interdigital Madison Patent Holdings, SAS
    Inventors: Xiaoyu Xiu, Yuwen He, Yan Ye
  • Patent number: 10915758
    Abstract: Virtual sensor technology, in which a camera is controlled to capture at least one configuration image of an area monitored by a monitoring system and input is received that defines one or more characteristics of the at least one configuration image that enable sensing of an event in the area. Based on the received input, configuration data used in sensing the event is generated and stored. After storage of the configuration data, the camera is controlled to capture one or more images of the area, the one or more images are analyzed based on the configuration data, and occurrence of the event is detected based on the analysis of the one or more images. Based on detecting occurrence of the event, a transmitting device is controlled to send, to a controller of the monitoring system, a signal that indicates the detection of the occurrence of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 10917623
    Abstract: A stereoscopic video playback device is provided that processes original stereoscopic image pairs taken using parallel-axis cameras and provided for viewing under original viewing conditions by scaling and cropping to provide new viewing condition stereoscopic video on a single screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: INNOVATIONS MINDTRICK INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas Routhier
  • Patent number: 10917601
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tracker and a surveying apparatus comprising the tracker, which improve the reliability of tracking a target. The tracker comprises a an image sensor arrangement having an imaging region composed of a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix of columns and rows. The imaging region is arranged to take an image of a scene including the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Trimble Jena GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Glimm
  • Patent number: 10904577
    Abstract: A video compression system includes a video encoder and a bitstream processing circuit. The video encoder is hardware that performs hardware video encoding upon frames to generate a first bitstream. The first bitstream is output from an entropy encoding circuit of the video encoder. The bitstream processing circuit performs a bitstream post-processing operation upon the first bitstream to produce a second bitstream that is different from the first bitstream, and outputs the second bitstream as a compression output of the frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Li-Heng Chen, Chung-Hua Tsai, Tung-Hsing Wu, Lien-Fei Chen, Yu-Kun Lin, Yi-Hsin Huang, Han-Liang Chou
  • Patent number: 10902707
    Abstract: Video monitoring and alarm verification technology, in which a first connection is established between a first device and a camera located in a monitored property associated with a user of the first device and image data captured by the camera is received over the first connection and at the first device. A determination is made to establish a second connection with a second device that enables sharing of the received image data with the second device and, in response to the determination, the second connection is established between the first device and the second device. The received image data is shared with the second device over the second connection and the second device is restricted from directly accessing image data captured by the camera located in the monitored property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Alison Jane Slavin, Robert J. McCarthy, Jr., David James Hutz, Stephen Scott Trundle, Jean-Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 10893248
    Abstract: An imaging sensor includes a color filter, and DBPF that has a transmission characteristic in a visible-light band, a blocking characteristic in a first wavelength band adjacent to a long-wavelength side of the visible-light band, and a transmission characteristic in a second wavelength band that is a part of the first wavelength band. A transmission characteristic of DBPF and a transmission characteristic of each filter part of the color filter are set in such a manner that the second wavelength band of DBPF is included in a third wavelength band that is a wavelength band in which transmittance of the filter parts in colors is approximate to each other on a long-wavelength side of the visible-light band and a fourth wavelength band that is a wavelength band in which a filter part for infrared light has a transmission characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Otsubo, Osamu Ishizaki
  • Patent number: 10883822
    Abstract: Using the same image sensor to capture both a two-dimensional (2D) image of a three-dimensional (3D) object and 3D depth measurements for the object. A laser point-scans the surface of the object with light spots, which are detected by a pixel array in the image sensor to generate the 3D depth profile of the object using triangulation. Each row of pixels in the pixel array forms an epipolar line of the corresponding laser scan line. Timestamping provides a correspondence between the pixel location of a captured light spot and the respective scan angle of the laser to remove any ambiguity in triangulation. An Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) in the image sensor generates a multi-bit output in the 2D mode and a binary output in the 3D mode to generate timestamps. Strong ambient light is rejected by switching the image sensor to a 3D logarithmic mode from a 3D linear mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Yibing Michelle Wang
  • Patent number: 10883821
    Abstract: Using the same image sensor to capture both a two-dimensional (2D) image of a three-dimensional (3D) object and 3D depth measurements for the object. A laser point-scans the surface of the object with light spots, which are detected by a pixel array in the image sensor to generate the 3D depth profile of the object using triangulation. Each row of pixels in the pixel array forms an epipolar line of the corresponding laser scan line. Timestamping provides a correspondence between the pixel location of a captured light spot and the respective scan angle of the laser to remove any ambiguity in triangulation. An Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) in the image sensor generates a multi-bit output in the 2D mode and a binary output in the 3D mode to generate timestamps. Strong ambient light is rejected by switching the image sensor to a 3D logarithmic mode from a 3D linear mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Yibing Michelle Wang
  • Patent number: 10873686
    Abstract: A thermal imaging system is provided. The thermal imaging system includes an explosion-proof housing with an optical window configured to contain an explosive pressure. The optical window allows electromagnetic thermal energy to pass. A thermal imaging sensor is disposed within the explosion-proof housing. Thermal imaging electronics are coupled to the thermal imaging sensor and configured to provide at least one thermal image based on a signal from the thermal imaging sensor. A lens assembly is disposed at least in front of the optical window external to the explosion-proof housing. A composite optical window for thermal imaging is also provided. In another embodiment, a thermal imaging system includes an explosion-proof housing having an optical window configured to contain an explosive pressure. An infrared (IR) camera is disposed within the explosion-proof housing. A reflector reflects electromagnetic thermal energy to the IR camera, but prevent an object from impacting the optical window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Rosmeount Inc.
    Inventors: Jason H. Rud, Andrew J. Kitzman, Sascha Ulrich Kienitz, Ulrich Kienitz, Johannes Gentz
  • Patent number: 10855970
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, the present invention may relate to a method for transmitting a 360 video. The method for transmitting a 360 video may include processing a plurality of circular images captured by a camera having at least one fisheye lens; encoding a picture to which the circular images are mapped; generating signaling information about the 360 video data; encapsulating the encoded picture and the signaling information into a file, and transmitting the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunmook Oh, Sejin Oh
  • Patent number: 10848788
    Abstract: A method of decoding video comprising: receiving an encoded block of video data, determining a transform for the encoded block of video data, wherein the transform has a size S that is not a power of two, rounding S to a power of two creating a transform with a modified size S?, applying an inverse transform with the modified size S? to the encoded block of video data to create residual video data, and decoding the residual video data to create decoded block of video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiang Li, Xin Zhao, Li Zhang, Jianle Chen, Hsiao-Chiang Chuang, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 10841568
    Abstract: Provided are a method and device to visualize an image during an operation of a ride, and a method and device to manage the image visualizing device. The image visualizing device determines a sight direction with respect to a user terminal worn by a user, determines a moving direction of a ride which the user is on, and provides the user with a field of view (FOV) image determined from a contents image based on the sight direction and the moving direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung C&T Corporation
    Inventor: Min Hyuk Kim
  • Patent number: 10830577
    Abstract: An imaging unit includes a light source and a pixel array. The light source projects a line of light that is scanned in a first direction across a field of view of the light source. The line of light oriented in a second direction that is substantially perpendicular to the first direction. The pixel array is arranged in at least one row of pixels that extends in a direction that is substantially parallel to the second direction. At least one pixel in a row is capable of generating two-dimensional color information of an object in the field of view based on a first light reflected from the object and is capable of generating three-dimensional (3D) depth information of the object based on the line of light reflecting from the object. The 3D-depth information includes time-of-flight information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yibing Michelle Wang, Kwang Oh Kim