Patents by Inventor Gerard De Haan

Gerard De Haan 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).

  • Publication number: 20120195473
    Abstract: A method of processing a signal including at least a component representative of a periodic phenomenon in a living being includes obtaining at least one first signal having at least a component representative of a periodic phenomenon in a living being. Separate data representative of at least a periodic component of motion of the living being are obtained by obtaining a sequence of images showing the living being, synchronized with the at least one first signal, and carrying out video-based motion analysis of the sequence of images. The data are used at least to suppress a component of the first signal corresponding to the periodic component of motion of the living being.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Gerard De Haan, Ihor Olehovych Kirenko, Adriaan Johan Van Leest
  • Publication number: 20120195469
    Abstract: A method of forming a time-varying signal representative of at least variations in a value based on pixel values from a sequence of images, the signal corresponding in length to the sequence of images, includes obtaining the sequence of images. A plurality of groups (21) of sub-sets of pixel values are formed by selecting a sub-set of at least one pixel value from each of at least two images defining an interval to form a group (21) of associated sub-sets. For any pair of groups (21) with only sub-sets from the same images, the sub-sets from more than one image are different. Groups (21) of sub-sets are selected to form the signal in accordance with at least one selection criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Ihor Olehovych Kirenko, Vincent Jeanne, Gerard De Haan
  • Publication number: 20120195486
    Abstract: A method of facilitating obtaining a first signal (42;50a-n) for analysis to characterize at least one periodic component thereof, includes obtaining at least two second signals (18-20) representative of intensities of captured electromagnetic radiation, each corresponding to a respective different radiation frequency range. The first signal (42;50a-n) is at least derivable from an output signal (31) obtainable by applying a transformation (22,26,30) to the second signals (18-20;55-57) such that any value of the output signal (31) is based on values from each respective second signal (18-20;55-57) at corresponding points in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Ihor Olehovych Kirenko, Vincent Jeanne, Gerard De Haan, Adriaan Johan Van Leest
  • Publication number: 20120154636
    Abstract: A system for enhancing the appearance of an object comprises an illumination device (5) for providing enhancement illumination and a light recording device (1) for recording the reflection by the object of illumination on the object. A reference illumination is mixed (8) with the enhancement illumination. The information in the reflected light is filtered (9) to filter the reflection data (1) due to the reference illumination. These data are used for calculating the enhancement illumination in a processor (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventor: Gerard De Haan
  • Publication number: 20120120311
    Abstract: A method for retargeting an image in a system comprising a transmitter connected to at least one receiver through a communication network, comprises: —computing (35) by said transmitter a saliency map of said image; —transmitting (37) said image and said saliency map from said transmitter to said at least one receiver through said communication network; —retargeting (41) by said at least one receiver said transmitted image based on said transmitted saliency map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventor: Gerard De Haan
  • Publication number: 20120002107
    Abstract: A method for modifying an image being defined by a matrix of pixels comprises: .calculating (1) a color frequency distribution of the matrix of pixels; . defining (3) for each pixel an energy value as a weighted function of the color frequency of the pixel, so as to define an image saliency map; .transforming (5) the image, said transformation being based on the pixel energy values. A computer software product to apply the method, an apparatus and a TV set are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Chris Damkat, Gerard De Haan, Paul Michiel Hofman, Dipti Kapadia
  • Publication number: 20110298910
    Abstract: Mirror device (1) comprises a display device (3) and a camera (2) to record an image. The device comprises means for determining (4, 41) the position of a body part. Said means put out a signal (S) indicative of the position of the body part with respect to the a display screen of a display device (3) for a viewer in front of the mirror device. In dependence of this signal (S) the view point from which the to be displayed image is recorded is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Gerard De Haan, Frederik Jan De Bruijn, Wilhelmus PETRUS Van Der Meer
  • Patent number: 8073055
    Abstract: In a video processing system where motion vectors are estimated for a subset of the blocks of data forming a video frame, and motion vectors are interpolated for the remainder of the blocks of the frame, a method includes determining, for at least at least one block of the current frame for which a motion vector is not estimated (204), whether a block to the left or right has an estimated zero motion vector (206), determining whether the at least one block had an estimated zero motion vector in a previous frame (206), and if both determinations are affirmative (208), providing a predetermined motion vector for the at least one block. The predetermined motion vector may be a zero motion vector (208).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Trident Microsystems (Far East) Ltd.
    Inventors: Gerard De Haan, Erwin Bellers
  • Patent number: 8063920
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method, a computer program, a computer program product and a device for reducing motion blur of images shown on non-stroboscopic display devices, in which local areas p, of an image of a video signal are displayed during respective local display times t; that are less than or equal to a image period T, comprising determining (40) an amount X; of high spatial frequency content related to a local area p, of said image of said video signal, and adjusting (41) a local display time t, in dependence on said determined amount X; of high spatial frequency content, wherein said local display time t; is decreased with increasing determined amount X; of high spatial frequency content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Gerard De Haan, Leo Jan Velthoven, Michiel Adriaanszoon Klompenhouwer
  • Publication number: 20110280494
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating an enhanced image is provided. The method includes receiving (101) an image to be enhanced. A set of sub images is generated (103) from the image where the different sub images correspond to different spatial frequency bands for the image. A pixel value variation is determined (107) in a neighborhood region of the first pixel region for at least a first pixel region of the image. An enhanced pixel region is then generated (109) for the enhanced image by combining the first pixel region and corresponding pixel regions of sub images in response to the pixel value variation. Specifically, a weighted summation of the input image and sub images may be generated with the weights being determined in response to the luminance variance in the neighborhood region. The invention may e.g. provide improved contrast enhancement with reduced artifacts and/or noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Jorge Andreas Maria Da Rocha Leitao, Gerard De Haan
  • Publication number: 20110262055
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of generating an image scaling curve, where local saliency is detected in a received image. The detected local saliency is then accumulated in the first direction. A final scaling curve is derived from the detected local saliency and the image is then possibly rescaled in a second direction by using the derived scaling curve, wherein the second direction is substantially orthogonal to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Gerard De Haan, Chris Damkat
  • Patent number: 7974342
    Abstract: A motion-compensated image signal interpolation unit (200) for generating an interpolated image being located at a first predetermined temporal distance (a) from the first image and being located at a second predetermined temporal distance (1?a) from the second image is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Trident Microsystems (Far East) Ltd.
    Inventor: Gerard De Haan
  • Patent number: 7949205
    Abstract: An image processing unit for computing a sequence of output images on basis of a sequence of input images, comprises: a motion estimation unit for computing a motion vector field on basis of the input images; a quality measurement unit for computing a value of a quality measure for the motion vector field; an interpolation unit for computing the output images by means of interpolation of pixel values of the input images, on basis of the motion vector field; and control means to control the interpolation unit on basis of the quality measure. The quality measurement unit is arranged to compute the value of the quality measure on basis of a maximum difference between neighboring motion vectors. If the value of the quality measure is lower than a predetermined threshold, then a motion compensated interpolation is performed, else a non-motion compensated interpolation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Trident Microsystems (Far East) Ltd.
    Inventors: Gerard De Haan, Paul Wilhelm Albert Cornelis Biezen, Rimmert B. Wittebrood
  • Patent number: 7881500
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for providing a motion parameter set and/or a picture repetition pattern from an input video signal, in particular for de-interlacing a video signal with using a candidate motion parameter set weighted with a picture repetition pattern value for calculating a motion compensated pixel from a pixel value of a first image. To provide motion compensation which accounts for field repetition patterns, minimizing an error criterion between at least one pixel value of a second image and at least the motion compensated pixel value by iterating the calculation of the motion compensated pixel with at least two candidate motion parameters sets and/or at least two picture repetition values, and putting out the candidate motion parameter set and/or the picture repetition value which provides the minimized error criterion is proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Trident Microsystems (Far East) Ltd.
    Inventors: Gerard De Haan, Calina Ciuhu
  • Publication number: 20110002540
    Abstract: A color image is enhanced in the following fashion. A saturation detector (SDT) detects a degree of color saturation (LC, CC) that occurs in an image area (SP). A filter arrangement (DE1, DE2, DE3) filters at least one spatial detail in the image area to a degree that depends on the degree of color saturation. This allows an improvement of perceptual quality of color images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V., NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventor: Gerard De Haan
  • Publication number: 20100310156
    Abstract: Image data processing is facilitated. According to an example embodiment, image data is processed using photometric similarity and, where appropriate, a classification of sample pixels for the image data. In some applications, a trained bilateral filter function is used with a filter coefficient selected for a particular classification of image data to filter artifacts in the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Gerard De Haan, Hao Hu
  • Patent number: 7679676
    Abstract: A spatial filter unit (200) for converting a first input signal (U) comprising input samples, into an output signal comprising output samples, is disclosed. The spatial filter unit (200) comprises: a coefficient-determining means (106) for determining a first filter coefficient; and an adaptive filtering means (104) for computing a first one of the output samples on basis of a first one of the input samples and the first filter coefficient. The coefficient-determining means (106) are arranged to determine the first filter coefficient on basis of a second input signal (Y) being correlated to the first input signal (U).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Gerard De Haan
  • Patent number: 7643019
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a circuit arrangement to reduce motion blur of images shown in non-stroboscopic display devices, in particular Liquid Crystal Display Panels (LCDs). Thin Film Transistor Displays (TFTs), Color Sequential Displays. Plasma Display Panels (PDPs), Digital Micro Mirror Devices or Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) displays, in which motion vectors depending on moving components in each image of an input video, signal are calculated, in which anti-motion blur filtering of the input video signal is performed based on the calculated motion vectors to produce an output video signal, and in which images are generated on said display device depending on said output video signal. In order to provide an improved spatial filtering with less noise enhancement and less noise modulation, it is proposed that edge characteristics in each image of the input video signal are determined and that anti-motion blur filtering is further based on said determined edge characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Leo Jan Velthoven, Michiel Adriaanszoon Klompenhouwer, Gerard De Haan
  • Patent number: 7623738
    Abstract: An image conversion unit for converting a first image with a first resolution into a second image with a second resolution, the second resolution being higher than the first resolution being higher than the first resolution is disclosed. The image conversion unit comprises a noise generator for generating noise and a combining unit arranged to add the noise to the second image. Preferably the noise that is added comprises spectral components which are in a part of a frequency spectrum which is above the Nyquist frequency of the first image. Optionally the image conversion unit comprises a noise measurement unit to control the noise generator. FIG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Gerard De Haan
  • Patent number: 7519230
    Abstract: A selector (502) for selecting a background motion vector for a pixel in an occlusion region of an image, from a set of motion vectors being computed for the image, comprises: computing means (510) for computing a model-based motion vector for the pixel on basis of a motion model being determined on basis of a part of (402-436) a motion vector field (400) of the image; comparing means (511) for comparing the model-based motion vector with each of the motion vectors of the set of motion vectors; and selecting means (512) for selecting a particular motion vector of the set of motion vectors on basis of the comparing and for assigning the particular motion vector as the background motion vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Rimmert B. Wittebrood, Gerard De Haan, Rogier Lodder