Patents Examined by Yogesh K. Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 11558544
    Abstract: In some examples, an electronic device comprises an image sensor and a processor. The processor is to detect a feature of a frame of a video received via the image sensor, determine whether the feature indicates an object of interest, and, responsive to a determination that the feature indicates the object of interest, limit a first field of view of the image sensor to the object of interest and overlay the first field of view with a second field of view. The second field of view is unlimited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Rafael Dal Zotto, Hiren Bhatt
  • Patent number: 11536663
    Abstract: A portable apparatus for analyzing a plant specimen. A housing assembly defines a sensing volume and controls entry of ambient light into the sensing volume when the housing is closed. A specimen support positions a plant specimen within the sensing volume whereby light emitted from at least one light emitter is incident upon the plant specimen. An image sensor senses light from the at least one light emitter that has been incident on the plant specimen. A processor analyzes data obtained from the light sensor to assess one or more properties of the plant specimen. There may be more than one light emitter, e.g., a halogen lamp and LED array, and the apparatus may acquire images under more than one lighting condition. The apparatus may include a mechanism for moving the plant specimen relative to the optical path to take images at multiple regions of interest on the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jian Jin, Xiaohui Song
  • Patent number: 11532653
    Abstract: An imaging device, including a photoelectric converter that generates a signal charge by photoelectric conversion of light; and a semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor substrate includes: a charge accumulation region that is an impurity region of a first conductivity type, and configured to accumulate the signal charge; a first impurity region of the first conductivity type, the first impurity region being one of a source or a drain of a first transistor and adjacent to the charge accumulation region; and a blocking structure located between the charge accumulation region and the first impurity region. The blocking structure includes a second impurity region of a second conductivity type different from the first conductivity type, a part of the second impurity region located on a surface of the semiconductor substrate, and the second impurity region is not in contact with the first impurity region on the surface of the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji Hirase, Yoshinori Takami, Yoshihiro Sato
  • Patent number: 11528423
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire an image, an analysis unit configured to perform an analysis process on the acquired image, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire a parameter for use in the analysis process on the image, a third acquisition unit configured to acquire superimposition information superimposed on the acquired image, an identification unit configured to, based on the acquired parameter, identify superimposition information that influences the analysis process on the image, and a processing unit configured to perform a process regarding drawing of the identified superimposition information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keiji Adachi
  • Patent number: 11525984
    Abstract: The present technology relates to, for example, a lens attached substrate including a substrate which has a through-hole formed therein and a light shielding film formed on a side wall of the through-hole and a lens resin portion which is formed inside the through-hole of the substrate. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a lens attached substrate, a layered lens structure, a camera module, a manufacturing apparatus, a manufacturing method, an electronic device, a computer, a program, a storage medium, a system, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Moriya, Masanori Iwasaki, Takashi Oinoue, Yoshiya Hagimoto, Hiroyasu Matsugai, Hiroyuki Itou, Suguru Saito, Keiji Ohshima, Nobutoshi Fujii, Hiroshi Tazawa, Toshiaki Shiraiwa, Minoru Ishida
  • Patent number: 11528402
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, in a terminal, in addition to event information in the ONVIF format, information for determining rotation and information about a cropped region cropped from an original region are additionally transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Bong Cho, Raman Sujith, Il Hwang Cha, Ramgopal Anumolu Tarak, Rao Aravapalli Venkateswara
  • Patent number: 11514557
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of recovering an image from which a motion blur is removed and an image recovering apparatus and the image recovering apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes a signal generator which receives at least one of illuminance information and speed information from a sensor to determine a random flickering pattern and a triggering signal based on the received signal, output the determined random flickering pattern to a lighting unit, and output the triggering signal to a camera; and an image processor which receives an image including a motion blur from the camera to recover the received image based on the random flickering pattern determined by the signal generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Byeung Woo Jeon, Jae Lin Lee, Gyo Heak Oh
  • Patent number: 11509816
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display unit configured to display an image captured via an optical system, an estimation unit configured to estimate a gazing point position of a user on a display unit, and a control unit configured to change a zoom position of an image displayed on the display unit. When start is instructed of image pickup assist control, the control unit zooms out the image displayed on the display unit from a first zoom position to a second zoom position on more wide-angle side than the first zoom position. When stop is instructed of the image pickup assist control, the control unit zooms in on a zoom-out image from the second zoom position to a third zoom position on more telephoto side than the second zoom position, based on the gazing point position estimated by the estimation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuya Ebata, Hiroyuki Yaguchi
  • Patent number: 11503200
    Abstract: According to at least one embodiment, a photographing device includes a camera interface and a processor. The camera interface supplies a control signal to a camera and acquires a photographed image photographed by the camera. The processor causes the camera to photograph a wide area image in a detection region of target objects set as a photographing range, detects the target objects present in the wide area image photographed by the camera, determines a photographing order of the target objects detected from the wide area image, and causes the camera to photograph a narrow area image of one target object selected according to the photographing order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki Yasunaga, Keita Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11503202
    Abstract: An imaging system including: first camera and second camera; depth-mapping means; gaze-tracking means; and processor configured to: generate depth map of real-world scene; determine gaze directions of first eye and second eye; identify line of sight and conical region of interest; determine optical depths of first object and second object present in conical region; when first and second objects are placed horizontally opposite, adjust optical focuses of first and second cameras to focus on respective objects on same side as them; when first and second objects are placed vertically opposite, adjust optical focus of one camera corresponding to dominant eye to focus on object having greater optical depth, and adjust optical focus of another camera to focus on another object; and capture first image(s) and second image(s) using adjusted optical focuses of cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Varjo Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Mikko Ollila
  • Patent number: 11496698
    Abstract: According to various, but not necessarily all, embodiments there is provided an apparatus comprising means for: capturing or causing capture of an image of an object using a rolling shutter having an aperture width and shutter scan speed; during the image capture, projecting or causing projection of electromagnetic radiation with a fixed-spatial, time-variable distribution onto the object, wherein the time-variable distribution of the projected electromagnetic radiation, the aperture width of the rolling shutter, and the shutter scan speed of the rolling shutter, are such that adjustment of one or more of these would not decrease a proportion of projected electromagnetic radiation captured which is directly reflected from a surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Christopher Wright, Wai Lau
  • Patent number: 11490023
    Abstract: This disclosure is generally directed to mitigating light-emitting diode (LED) imaging artifacts in an imaging system of a vehicle. In an example embodiment, the imaging system includes a first camera that operates under control of a first pulse trigger sequence, and a second camera that operates under control of a second pulse trigger sequence. The second pulse trigger sequence has a temporal offset with respect to the first pulse trigger sequence. The first camera captures an image of a light source, such as a traffic light containing LEDs. This image may contain an LED imaging artifact indicating that the traffic light is off. The second camera also captures an image of the light source. The temporal offset of the second pulse trigger sequence may eliminate the LED imaging artifact in the second image. A controller may compare the two images and determine that the traffic light is actually on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: David Herman
  • Patent number: 11483490
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes a plurality of image capturing units each configured to change its position on a circle centered on a first axis, and to rotate around a second axis that is closer to each image capturing unit of the plurality of image capturing units than the first axis and that is parallel to the first axis, a plurality of illumination units configured to emit illumination light in different directions, and a control unit configured to control the plurality of illumination units. The control unit is configured to make the plurality of illumination units emit light, according to a rotation state of the image capturing unit around the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kohsuke Kawabata, Tomohiko Takayama
  • Patent number: 11483525
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging device capable of selectively taking out only a specific electromagnetic wavelength and generating a signal with an enhanced wavelength resolution, and an electronic apparatus. There are provided a first pixel including a metallic thin film filter configured to transmit a light in a first frequency band and a second pixel including a color filter configured to transmit a light in a second frequency band wider than the first frequency band. A signal in a third frequency band is generated from the respective signals of a plurality of first pixels each including a metallic thin film filter configured to transmit a light in the different first frequency bands. The present technology can be applied to a CMOS image sensor of backside irradiation type or surface irradiation type, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Taro Sugizaki
  • Patent number: 11483487
    Abstract: It is made such that a user can easily and appropriately evaluate luminance of an HDR video signal. A luminance evaluation value is obtained by processing the HDR video signal. The luminance evaluation value is displayed on a display unit. For example, the HDR video signal is a linear HDR video signal and/or the HDR video signal obtained by performing gradation compression on the linear HDR video signal with a log curve characteristic. For example, the luminance evaluation value includes an average picture level, a high light share ratio, a high light average picture level, a product value of the high light share ratio and the high light average picture level and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Kamiya
  • Patent number: 11483501
    Abstract: A blemish detection and characterization system and techniques for an optical imaging device includes determining a ratio of the light intensity of the image lost to the blemish relative to an expected light intensity of the image without the blemish. The system and technique may include receiving an image, transforming an image into a processed image with transformations and filters, as well as determining a relative magnitude of an intensity of a portion of the processed image relative to another area of the image. The system and technique may include taking an action based on the relative magnitude including rejecting a sensor, reworking the sensor, cleaning the sensor, or providing information about the blemish to a system to use in weighing data collected from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Nicholas Moor, Nathan Duarte
  • Patent number: 11470259
    Abstract: An example method includes determining, by a controller of an image capture system, a plurality of sets of exposure parameter values for one or more exposure parameters. The plurality of sets of exposure parameter values are determined at an exposure determination rate. The method further includes capturing, by an image capture device of the image capture system, a plurality of images. Each image of the plurality of images is captured according to a set of exposure parameter values of the plurality of sets of exposure parameter values. The method also includes sending, by the controller of the image capture system to an image processing unit, a subset of the plurality of images. Each subset of images is sent at a sampling rate, and the sampling rate is less than the exposure determination rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Emily Cooper, Chad Talbott
  • Patent number: 11463608
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices, apparatus and methods of improving the accuracy of an image-based assay. One aspect of the present invention is to sandwich a sample between two plates and add reference marks in the sample areas of the plates, with at least one of the geometric and/optical properties of the reference marks being predetermined and known, and taking images of the sample with the reference marks, and applying a machine learning model in the analysis of the image-based assay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Essenlix Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Y. Chou, Wei Ding, Yufan Zhang, Ji Qi, Jun Tian, Wei Dong
  • Patent number: 11457156
    Abstract: A device is provided that includes a display stack having display pixels. The device also includes a substrate including at least one camera sensor located proximate to the display stack, and one or more light elements located proximate the at least one camera sensor. The device additionally includes a processor, and a memory storing program instructions accessible by the processor. Responsive to execution of the program instructions, the processor is configured to obtain display information associated with the display pixels, and modify the one or more light elements based on the display information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Howard Locker, Daryl C. Cromer
  • Patent number: 11451722
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for acquiring an image by an imager (20) comprising a matrix of pixels configured to generate an electric response when exposed to an incident light flux travelling through an optical path (21) in which is arranged a wavefront correction element (22), comprising the following steps: 1) initiating the exposure of the pixels to the incident light flux; 2) for a plurality of iterations during the exposure: 2.1) non-destructive reading of the electric responses of pixels of a region of interest; 2.2) determining an evolution of the spatial distribution of pixels in logarithmic mode previous iteration with respect to the previous iteration; 2.3) based on said evolution, establishing a command for the wavefront correction element (22) in order to correct the wavefront; 2.4) configuring the wavefront correction element, 3) reading the electric responses of the pixels resulting in an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, SORBONNE UNIVERSITE, ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE, UNIVERSITE DE PARIS, UNIVERSITE DE BOURGOGNE, OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS
    Inventors: David Darson, Julien Dubois, Francois Colas