Patents Examined by William C. Vaughn, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11558537
    Abstract: Among other things, techniques, systems, methods and computer readable storage medium with executable instructions relating to the viewing of data from and the controlling of the operation of an inspection camera at a remote computing device that is connected to the inspection camera via a network are described. Various features may be realized by using an installable software application or a web browser at the remote computing device. Features of the invention also pertain to a smart cable storage drum comprising a push cable, an inspection camera, and a network transceiver configured to communicate with a remote computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Michael J. Martin, Paul G. Stuart, Phillip Castaneda, Tran Nguyen, Fred K. Ollinger
  • Patent number: 11546622
    Abstract: The present invention includes an image information decoding method which comprises: a step of receiving a bitstream that includes a network abstraction layer (NAL) unit including information related to an encoded image; and a step of parsing an NAL unit header of the NAL unit. The NAL unit header includes layer information including reserved_one_5bits for identifying an extended layer in an extended bitstream and temporal_id for identifying a temporal layer of a bitstream. The reserved_one_5bits of the layer information is received prior to the temporal_id of the layer information. Thus, a method for describing scalability information in a hierarchical bitstream is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hendry Hendry, Jungsun Kim, Chulkeun Kim, Byeongmoon Jeon, Sangoh Jeong
  • Patent number: 11533477
    Abstract: A video processing method is provided to include: deriving weighting factors for neighboring samples of samples of a current video block of a video according to a rule; and performing a conversion between the current video block and a coded representation of the video, and wherein the rule specifies that, in case that the current video block is coded using a planar mode or a DC mode, the weighting factors are determined from at least one of a dimension of the current video block or positions of the samples of the current video block, wherein the current video block uses a PDPC method that combines the neighboring samples with a prediction signal of the current video block to generate a refined prediction signal, and wherein a weighting factor of a prediction signal of a sample is determined based on weighting factors of corresponding neighboring samples of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignees: BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BYTEDANCE INC.
    Inventors: Hongbin Liu, Li Zhang, Kai Zhang, Jizheng Xu, Yue Wang
  • Patent number: 11533472
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a computer-implemented method for video processing. The method includes deriving a total number by summing a number of reference picture list structures in sequence parameter set (SPS) and one; allocating memory for the total number of reference picture list structures in response to a reference picture list structure being signaled in a picture header of a current picture or a slice header of a current slice; and processing a current picture or a current slice using the allocated memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Jie Chen, Yan Ye, Ru-Ling Liao
  • Patent number: 11516460
    Abstract: A device for image frame capturing, a device for detecting at least one frozen image frame within at least one video stream, a system for providing a frozen image frame detection within at least one video stream, respective methods and vehicle are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Motherson Innovations Company Limited
    Inventors: Javier Julve, Jean-Sebastien Samson, Santiago Tonietti
  • Patent number: 11503367
    Abstract: A method of predicting point cloud attribute coding includes receiving point cloud data comprising one or more candidate points and extracting one or more candidate attribute values for the one or more candidate points from the received point cloud data. The method further includes calculating a weighted median from the one or more extracted candidate attribute values and a weight factor, whereby the weight factor corresponds to a relative importance factor of a candidate vector associated with the extracted candidate attribute values. The method further includes assign one or more prediction indices corresponding to attribute data for video encoding to the candidate points in response to the calculation of the weighted median, wherein the prediction indices and processing the media content to encode the attribute data associated with the candidate points having the lowest prediction indices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Sehoon Yea, Arash Vosoughi, Shan Liu
  • Patent number: 11455712
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for segmenting an image are provided. The method may include the steps of clustering pixels from one of a plurality of images into one or more segments, determining one or more unstable segments changing by more than a predetermined threshold from a prior of the plurality of images, determining one or more segments transitioning from an unstable to a stable segment, determining depth for one or more of the one or more segments that have changed by more than the predetermined threshold, determining depth for one or more of the one or more transitioning segments, and combining the determined depth for the one or more unstable segments and the one or more transitioning segments with a predetermined depth of all segments changing less than the predetermined threshold from the prior of the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster
  • Patent number: 11445223
    Abstract: Video data is received at a decoding device. An encoded first frame of the video data is received with a current frame description for the first frame comprising: an identifier of the first frame, and an indicator of a storage location at the receiving device for the first frame and its frame identifier. An encoded second frame of the video data is also received with at least one reference frame description for the second frame comprising: a reference frame identifier, and an indicator of said storage location. This allows the decoding device to check that the correct reference frame for decoding the second frame is stored thereat. Corresponding encoding operations are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sergey Sablin, Adriana Dumitras, Gary J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11368700
    Abstract: There is disclosed an apparatus, a method and a computer program for video coding. The apparatus comprises a selector configured for selecting a pixel for prediction; a projection definer configured for determining a projection of said pixel to a set of reference pixels; and a prediction definer configured for selecting one or more reference pixels from said set of reference pixels on the basis of said projection, and using said selected one or more reference pixels to obtain a prediction value for said pixel to be predicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Jani Lainema, Kemal Ugur
  • Patent number: 11363382
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to audio synchronization. An example method includes, at a first device with a communication device: performing an audio timing synchronization process that includes: transmitting, via the communication device, to a second device, a request for the second device to participate in the audio timing synchronization process; subsequent to transmitting the request to the second device, causing an output of an audio tone; subsequent to causing the output of the audio tone, receiving data from the second device based on the audio tone; and adjusting an audio timing synchronization setting of a third device based at least in part on the data received from the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor G. Carrigan, Joseph Labarck, Christopher John Sanders, Jarrad A. Stallone, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 11330189
    Abstract: An imaging control device includes: an exposure control portion configured to control an exposure length of an imaging unit, which is capturable an image of a region where an occupant is allowed to occupy in a vehicle cabin, to at least a first exposure period and a second exposure period longer than the first exposure period; an image acquisition portion configured to acquire first captured image data captured in the first exposure period and second captured image data captured in the second exposure period; and a processing unit configured to separately process the first captured image data and the second captured image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhito Kadomae
  • Patent number: 11328602
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to selecting a route for a vehicle to travel. In one embodiment, the detection system generates a driving maneuver recommendation for a vehicle having a plurality of sensors configured to acquire information about an environment around the vehicle, the sensors including at least a camera to capture one or more images of a scene within the environment, by determining that at least a portion of each image in a set of images captured by the camera indicates an external display in the environment, tracking an object within the portion of each image in the set of images to determine a state of the object, the state including at least a trajectory estimate for the object, and determining a recommended driving maneuver based at least in part on the determined state of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Rini Sherony, Paxton S. Williams
  • Patent number: 11330284
    Abstract: In an example, a method of processing video data includes splitting a current block of video data into a plurality of sub-blocks for deriving motion information of the current block, where the motion information indicates motion of the current block relative to reference video data. The method also includes deriving, separately for each respective sub-block of the plurality of sub-blocks, motion information comprising performing a motion search for a first set of reference data that corresponds to a second set of reference data outside of each respective sub-block. The method also includes decoding the plurality of sub-blocks based on the derived motion information and without decoding syntax elements representative of the motion information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiang Li, Ying Chen, Li Zhang, Hongbin Liu, Jianle Chen, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 11323701
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided encoding a video. Video data is captured. The video data is stored in a group of pictures format, where the group of pictures format comprises a plurality of GOP files, each GOP file including exactly one group of pictures unit. The video data is encoded into a prespecified format. Encoding includes accessing the GOP files containing the video data in the group of pictures format, and encoding the video data into the prespecified format using the GOP files to generate an encoded video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Panopto, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Burns
  • Patent number: 11259038
    Abstract: Disclosed is a video decoding method that decodes a bitstream, the method including receiving a picture parameter set (PPS) comprising at least one of first information indicating whether the same reference picture list is applied to slices comprised in a picture and second information indicating whether additional information on modification of the reference picture list is present, and deriving a construction of the reference picture list based on the PPS. Accordingly, there are provided a method and an apparatus for signaling by a picture whether the construction of the reference picture list is modified when constructing the reference picture list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hendry Hendry, Yongjoon Jeon, Chulkeun Kim, Jungsun Kim, Byeongmoon Jeon, Joonyoung Park
  • Patent number: 11252376
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes an electronic control unit having at least four coaxial connectors. At least four coaxial cables are electrically connected at respective coaxial connectors of the electronic control unit and respective cameras of at least four cameras. Each of the coaxial cables carries DC power from the electronic control unit to the respective camera. Each of the coaxial cables carries respective control data from the electronic control unit to the respective camera. Each of the coaxial cables carries image data captured by an imager of the respective camera to the electronic control unit via low-voltage differential signaling. Image data carried to the electronic control unit is processed at the electronic control unit by a processor of the electronic control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Joern Ihlenburg
  • Patent number: 11252422
    Abstract: A number of negatively affected (correctly received) packets due to packet loss is reduced by providing, and analyzing, error resilience in the packets of the sequence of packets and identifying, for each of runs of one or more lost packets of the sequence of packets, a first packet in the sequence of packets after the respective run of one or more lost packets, which carries a beginning of any of the tiles of the video data stream, and concurrently carries a slice, the slice header of which is contained in any of the packets of the sequence of packets not being lost. In particular, the side information overhead for transmitting the error resilience data is comparatively low compared to the reduction in negatively affected packets due to packet loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: GE Video Compression, LLC
    Inventors: Karsten Suehring, Thomas Schierl, Detlev Marpe, Robert Skupin, Yago Sanchez De La Fuente, Gerhard Tech
  • Patent number: 11252437
    Abstract: Innovations in the use of base color index map (“BCIM”) mode during encoding and/or decoding simplify implementation by reducing the number of modifications made to support BCIM mode and/or improve coding efficiency of BCIM mode. For example, some of the innovations involve reuse of a syntax structure that is adapted for transform coefficients to instead signal data for elements of an index map in BCIM mode. Other innovations relate to mapping of index values in BCIM mode or prediction of elements of an index map in BCIM mode. Still other innovations relate to handling of exception values in BCIM mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bin Li, Feng Wu, Jizheng Xu
  • Patent number: 11252338
    Abstract: A left infrared camera module includes a left infrared irradiation unit configured to emit infrared toward a left side region of a vehicle, a left infrared camera configured to acquire infrared image data indicative of a surrounding environment in the left side region of the vehicle, and a control unit configured to control an operation of the left infrared irradiation unit. The control unit is configured to change an intensity of the infrared to be emitted from the left infrared irradiation unit, in correspondence to a condition relating to a traveling state of the vehicle. The left infrared camera module configured as described above can detect the surrounding environment in the side region of the vehicle without causing an uncomfortable feeling to other vehicle, a pedestrian and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Muramatsu, Shigeyuki Watanabe, Masaaki Sato, Akinobu Kubota
  • Patent number: 11237628
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for eye illumination for eye position tracking. An illumination system includes a light source configured to emit a light beam in a first wavelength range, a beam splitter configured to split the light beam emitted by the light source into a plurality of light beams, a substrate configured to be placed in front of an eye of a user, and a plurality of reflectors located within the substrate. Each of the plurality of reflectors is configured to intercept one or more light beams from the plurality of light beams, reflect light in the one or more light beams from the plurality of light beams to the eye of the user, and transmit light in a second wavelength range different from the first wavelength range to the eye of the user. The substrate is transparent to both light in the first wavelength range and light in the second wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Robin Sharma, Andrew John Ouderkirk, Brian Wheelwright