Patents by Inventor Carlos Correa

Carlos Correa has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10222383
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions for detecting Mycoplasma exposure in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Animal Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Campbell, Melissa E. Langer, Jasper N. Pollard, Robert L. Cheek, Kevin G. Dolan, W. William Stewart, Stefano Bresolin, John Richard Sink, Tobias M. Heineck, Laura A. Black, Nathan F. Pope, Lauren K. Parker, Erik J. Jensen, Jorge Carlos Correa, Reha O. Azizoglu
  • Publication number: 20180132340
    Abstract: An Optoelectronic apparatus, systems and methods to avoid the night-time dazzling of a driver's vision produced by the glare from the headlights of other vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Carlos Correa, Eduardo Hoese
  • Publication number: 20170276663
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of identifying an animal for which antibiotic treatment, anti-infective treatment, probiotic treatment, immunostimulant treatment, additional monitoring and/or a separate or alternative management strategy is appropriate, comprising: a) collecting a sample from said animal; b) performing a leukocyte differential cell count on said sample; c) comparing said leukocyte differential cell count of (b) with an index of infection; and d) initiating antibiotic treatment, anti-infective treatment, probiotic treatment, immunostimulant treatment, additional monitoring and/or a separate or alternative management strategy of said animal on the basis of said comparing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Joy Parr Drach, Mitchell Hockett, Stefano Bresolin, Erik J. Jensen, Tobias M. Heineck, Jasper N. Pollard, Deborah Asion, Rodolfo R. Rodriguez, David A. Calderwood, Norah Gerow Bate, John Richard Sink, Jorge Carlos Correa
  • Publication number: 20170219604
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions for detecting Mycoplasma exposure in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Robert L. Campbell, Melissa E. Langer, Jasper N. Pollard, Robert L. Cheek, Kevin G. Dolan, W. William Stewart, Stefano Bresolin, John Richard Sink, Tobias M. Heineck, Laura A. Black, Nathan F. Pope, Lauren K. Parker, Erik J. Jensen, Jorge Carlos Correa, Reha O. Azizoglu
  • Patent number: 9654751
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for providing color grading or color correction for displays includes a plurality of virtual device models where each virtual device model has a virtual model specification (VMS) which controls a display feature. Each display includes a display specification including a display requirement or requirements. An apparatus of the present invention is configured to compare the display feature of at least one VMS against the display requirement of the display specification to determine a best match therebetween to select a virtual device model to control a display picture. Color correction is further provided in post production using the VMS to provide consistency across multiple display types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Ingo Tobias Doser, Xueming Henry Gu, Pierre Jean Ollivier, Michael Allan Sterling, Bongsun Lee, Rainer Zwing, Carlos Correa, Jurgen Stauder
  • Publication number: 20160291308
    Abstract: A microscope assembly for use in an automated microscope apparatus has a support frame; a cartridge magazine actuator assembly connected to the support frame; a subframe; a plurality of vibration isolators connecting the support frame to the subframe; an XYZ drive connected to the subframe; and an optical stage connected to the subframe. In some embodiments the assembly further includes a cartridge gripper connected to said XYZ drive. In some embodiments, the cartridge magazine actuator assembly includes an input element, an output element, and a transfer assembly interconnecting the input element and the output element, with the transfer assembly configured to linearly advance the output element upon linear depression of the input element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Rick Sink, Jasper N. Pollard, Demetris Young, Jorge Carlos Correa, David Newcomb, Stefano Bresolin, Tobias M. Heineck, David A. Calderwood
  • Patent number: 8970636
    Abstract: A system and method for compensating for average brightness dependency (ABD) differences between displays with and without average brightness dependency (ABD) includes color correcting source picture content on a reference display to output color corrected picture content. In addition, an ABD simulation process uses the color corrected picture content to simulate the display of content on the reference display. Subsequently, a compensation process receives the color corrected picture content and information from the simulation process and applies an ABD compensation characteristic to the color corrected picture content for correctly displaying the source picture content on a display with different ABD characteristics than the reference display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Ingo Tobias Doser, Bongsun Lee, Carlos Correa
  • Patent number: 8687115
    Abstract: An imager achieves a desired image resolution by successively reproducing partial images which complement each other. The imager assigns pixels from an input image to the respective partial images according to complementing patterns that correspond to the pixel pattern of the imager. The imager reproduces the complementing pattern at different spatial positions, such that the complementing patterns merge. In order to avoid perceived double imaging of moving objects the image signal provided to the imager is assembled from an original image and a motion compensated interpolated image, which is derived from at least two consecutive images. Accordingly, every other partial image that is reproduced is derived from an interpolated image and takes into account movement of objects in the image that takes place between two consecutive images. In one embodiment the partial images are re-combined into one full image in a sequence that anticipates the distribution of the pixels used in the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Ingo Tobias Doser, Carlos Correa, Cedric Thebault
  • Patent number: 8576216
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for reducing driver energy consumption of drivers of a display device each supplied by an input codeword as e.g. for data drivers of a plasma display panel supplied by sequences of subfield data bits in form of a codeword comprising a predetermined number of bits are recommended, wherein the apparatus comprises a driver transition energy limitation circuit for toggling bits of the input codeword applied to the driver transition energy limitation circuit and providing a codeword reducing the driver energy consumption. A toggle map, which is generated from a combination of a transition map determining a bit in the input codeword if toggled reduces energy consumption and a flag map determining a number of least significant bits exceeding a cell energy limit value, is applied to an input codeword for the driver to toggle bits of said input codeword for reducing driver energy consumption without a perceivable image quality degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Carlos Correa, Cédric Thébault
  • Patent number: 8576263
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing video pictures for dynamic false contour effect compensation. Each video picture is divided into at least a first type and second type of area according to the video gradient of the picture. A specific video gradient range is associated to each type. First and second sets of sub-field code words are allocated to the first and second types respectively. The second set is a subset of the first set. The pixels of the first and second types are encoded with the first and second sets of sub-field code words respectively. For at least one horizontal line of pixels including pixels of the first and second type, the area of second type is extended until the next pixel in the first type area is a pixel encoded by a sub-field code word belonging to both first and second set of sub-field code words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Carlos Correa, Sébastien Weitbruch, Mohamed Abdallah
  • Patent number: 8564511
    Abstract: A method and a device for displaying an image on an Organic Light Emitting Display where a frame is divided into two groups of subframes are provided for flicker-free and very high level motion rendition. The first group of sub-frames and the at least second group of sub-frames comprise corresponding sub-frames and constitute each a complete image in a video frame and corresponding sub-frames of two groups of sub-frames have similar but not automatically the same duration. The data signal of a cell comprises plural independent elementary data signals wherein each of the elementary data signals is applied to the cell during a sub-frame and the gray scale level displayed by the cell during the respective group of sub-frames depends on the amplitude of the elementary data signals and the duration of the sub-frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Sebastien Weitbruch, Carlos Correa, Philippe Le Roy
  • Patent number: 8559711
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for correcting chromatic aberration in an image capture device like a camera. It comprises the steps of determining, in the image, an analyzing area around the current pixel, comparing, for the current pixel, a first color component data of a first block of pixels comprising the current pixel to a second color component data of pixels of second blocks of pixels having the same size as the first block within the analyzing area, selecting the second block of pixels having the highest correlation with the first block of pixels, determining the shift vector to be applied to the selected second block in order that said selected second block coincides spatially with said first block of pixels, and shifting the second color component data of the pixel of the selected second block corresponding to the current pixel in accordance with the shift vector so as to correct chromatic aberration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Frank Hassenpflug, Wolfgang Endress, Carlos Correa
  • Patent number: 8520151
    Abstract: Luminous elements of the three colors red, green and blue of video display devices have a different response time. Therefore, a colored edge and trail appear at edges in direction of a moving object. In order to reduce the disturbing character of such colored edges and trails, a horizontal spatial equalization of the response time of luminous elements having a shorter response time by low-pass filtering a component signal of the video component signals for driving luminous elements having a shorter response time dependent on a horizontal speed of changes of the component signal is recommended to reduce phosphor lag artifacts on display devices. The arrangement for processing video component signals of different color comprises a compensation unit which according to a preferred embodiment is realized by a FIR filter and a horizontal speed correction unit supplied with a horizontal and vertical motion estimation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Carlos Correa, Cedric Thebault
  • Patent number: 8502750
    Abstract: The picture quality on a plasma display panel shall be improved when the contrast and/or the brightness are reduced. This is achieved by estimating the reduction of the dynamic occurring in the front-end of the data processing of the plasma display device and by compensating it in the back-end. Specifically, the gain and/or offset of the video input data are adjusted and the power level of the adjusted video data is measured. The resulting power level information is updated on the basis of an attenuation information. The updated power level is used for the power management and the level of the video data being reduced in the front-end is increased on the basis of the attenuation information. Thus, the dynamic of the video and, as a result, the picture quality are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Cédric Thebault, Carlos Correa, Sébastien Weitbruch
  • Patent number: 8502892
    Abstract: A device for correcting a defect pixel value of a CMOS image sensor unit is proposed, the image sensor unit comprising at least a first and a second pixel array. The image sensor unit is arranged to project the same image onto each pixel array. The correcting device comprises at least a first and a second input channel for receiving pixel values of the first and the second pixel array, respectively. The processing device is operable to replace the defect pixel value by a corrected pixel value, which is determined from values of neighboring pixels to the defect pixel of the same pixel array. The corrected pixel value is evaluated with respect to values of a corresponding pixel and its neighboring pixels of the second pixel array at the same location as the defect pixel of the first pixel array in respect to the projected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Cedric Thebault, Sebastien Weitbruch, Carlos Correa
  • Patent number: 8462180
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for displaying an input picture of a sequence of input pictures during a video frame made up of N consecutive sub-frames, with N?2, comprising an active matrix comprising a plurality of light emitting cells, encoder for encoding the video data of each pixel of the input picture to be displayed and delivering N sub-frame data, each sub-frame data being displayed during a sub-frame, a driving unit for selecting row by row the cells of said active matrix and converting, sub-frame by sub-frame, the sub-frame data delivered by said encoder into signals to be applied to the selected cells of the matrix. According to the invention, at least one of the N sub-frame data generated for a pixel is different from the video data of said pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Sebastien Weitbruch, Carlos Correa, Cedric Thebault
  • Patent number: 8441415
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for processing data of a picture to be displayed on a display panel with persistent luminous elements in order to reduce load effect in said display means. The method comprises the following steps: computing, for each subfield, the amount of activated luminous elements in each line of luminous elements of the display panel, called line load, calculating, for each subfield, the maximal difference of line loads of two consecutive lines of the display panel, and selecting, for each subfield, a sustain frequency in accordance with its maximal load difference in order to reduce line load effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Sébastien Weitbruch, Cédric Thebault, Carlos Correa
  • Patent number: 8355441
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new method for generating motion compensated picture by interpolating two consecutive source pictures without using motion estimator. For a given pixel to be interpolated, all displacements within a given search range between former and next frame are considered and for each displacement the displaced block difference is calculated. The pixel value is then equal to the sum of each averaged pixel pair within the search range weighted by a correlation coefficient function of the corresponding displaced block difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Cédric Thebault, Carlos Correa, Sébastien Weitbruch
  • Patent number: 8351512
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of estimating motion between two video frames. According to the invention, the motion estimation is done by using first one motion estimation in the horizontal direction and then one motion estimation in the vertical direction. Preferably, a plurality of motion estimations in the horizontal direction are used alternately with motion estimations in the vertical direction. It allows reducing the complexity of the estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Cédric Thébault, Sébastien Weitbruch, Carlos Correa
  • Patent number: 8294634
    Abstract: Overheating while enabling a full flexibility in the display usage should be avoided. This object is solved by a method for avoiding the overheating of a driver circuit in a plasma display panel wherein the driver circuit receives serially display data in form of a sequence of sub-field data bits and forwards parallelly the display data in the form of data blocks each consisting of a predefined number of sub-field data bits, the method comprising the steps of counting sub-field data bits the value of which differs from that of a neighboring or preceding sub-field data bit and providing a respective counting signal indicative of heat contributions of sub-field data bits and, if said counting signal is above a pregiven threshold, taking countermeasures for reducing said temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Sébastien Weitbruch, Cédric Thebault, Carlos Correa