Patents by Inventor Muhammad Atif

Muhammad Atif 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: 10884583
    Abstract: Technologies are described for suppressing the collection of activity data by an operating system. An operating system provides an application programming interface (“API”) through which applications can submit activity data. The activity data can be exposed to users through a UI that includes UI controls that can be selected to resume previously performed activities. The operating system also provides another UI that includes UI controls for specifying that collection of activity data by the operating system is to be suppressed. When the UI control is selected, the API will discard activity data received from applications. Another selection of the UI control will instruct the API to resume collection and storage of activity data provided by the applications. The UI for suppressing the collection of activity data can also include another UI control which, when selected, will cause activity data previously obtained by the API and stored to be discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Muhammad Atif, Kenneth M. Tubbs, Arya Dustin Afrashteh, Jianchun Chen
  • Patent number: 10565028
    Abstract: Technologies are described for resuming activities using activity data collected by an operating system. An operating system provides an application programming interface (“API”) through which applications can submit activity data. The activity data identifies an application and an activity previously performed using the application. The activity data can be presented to users in a UI that includes UI controls corresponding to the reported activities. The UI controls can identify the activity and the application used to perform the activity. The UI controls can be presented in an order determined based upon the time at which the corresponding activity was performed. The UI controls can be selected to resume the corresponding activity. Functionality can also be provided for scrolling through the UI controls, searching the activity data, filtering the represented activities, deleting the activity data corresponding to an activity, and performing other functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Henry Alphin, III, Brian Eric Uphoff, Muhammad Atif, Jiwon Choi
  • Publication number: 20190163326
    Abstract: Technologies are described for suppressing the collection of activity data by an operating system. An operating system provides an application programming interface (“API”) through which applications can submit activity data. The activity data can be exposed to users through a UI that includes UI controls that can be selected to resume previously performed activities. The operating system also provides another UI that includes UI controls for specifying that collection of activity data by the operating system is to be suppressed. When the UI control is selected, the API will discard activity data received from applications. Another selection of the UI control will instruct the API to resume collection and storage of activity data provided by the applications. The UI for suppressing the collection of activity data can also include another UI control which, when selected, will cause activity data previously obtained by the API and stored to be discarded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Muhammad ATIF, Kenneth M. TUBBS, Arya Dustin AFRASHTEH, Jianchun CHEN
  • Publication number: 20190163543
    Abstract: Technologies are described for resuming activities using activity data collected by an operating system. An operating system provides an application programming interface (“API”) through which applications can submit activity data. The activity data identifies an application and an activity previously performed using the application. The activity data can be presented to users in a UI that includes UI controls corresponding to the reported activities. The UI controls can identify the activity and the application used to perform the activity. The UI controls can be presented in an order determined based upon the time at which the corresponding activity was performed. The UI controls can be selected to resume the corresponding activity. Functionality can also be provided for scrolling through the UI controls, searching the activity data, filtering the represented activities, deleting the activity data corresponding to an activity, and performing other functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Henry ALPHIN, III, Brian Eric UPHOFF, Muhammad ATIF, Jiwon CHOI
  • Patent number: 10306158
    Abstract: A lens unit (120) shows longitudinal chromatic aberration and focuses an imaged scene into a first image for the infrared range in a first focal plane and into a second image for the visible range in a second focal plane. An optical element (150) manipulates the modulation transfer function assigned to the first and second images to extend the depth of field. An image processing unit (200) may amplify a modulation transfer function contrast in the first and second images. A focal shift between the focal planes may be compensated for. While in conventional approaches for RGBIR sensors contemporaneously providing both a conventional and an infrared image of the same scene the infrared image is severely out of focus, the present approach provides extended depth of field imaging to rectify the problem of out-of-focus blur for infrared radiation. An imaging system can be realized without any apochromatic lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Muhammad Atif, Muhammad Siddiqui, Christian Unruh, Markus Kamm
  • Patent number: 10025030
    Abstract: An optoelectronic component including an optical waveguide, an integrated optical resonator, in which the waveguide or at least a portion of the waveguide is arranged, and a heat source which can increase the temperature of the resonator during operation. A web region adjoins laterally the waveguide when viewed in the longitudinal direction of the waveguide. The web region forms a jacket portion of the waveguide and has a smaller thickness than the waveguide. The heat source is thermally connected to the waveguide by means of the web region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Technische Universitaet Berlin
    Inventors: Stefan Meister, Hanjo Rhee, Christoph Theiss, Aws Al-Saadi, Marvin Henniges, Muhammad Atif
  • Patent number: 9979941
    Abstract: A lens unit of an imaging unit features longitudinal chromatic aberration. From an imaged scene, an imaging sensor unit captures non-color-corrected first images of different spectral content. An intensity processing unit computes broadband luminance sharpness information from the first images on the basis of information descriptive for imaging properties of the lens unit. A chrominance processing unit computes chrominance information on the basis of the first images. A synthesizing unit combines the computed chrominance and luminance information to provide an output image having, for example, extended depth-of-field. The imaging unit may be provided in a camera system, a digital microscope, as examples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Muhammad Atif, Muhammad Siddiqui, Christian Unruh, Markus Kamm
  • Publication number: 20180100966
    Abstract: An optoelectronic component including an optical waveguide, an integrated optical resonator, in which the waveguide or at least a portion of the waveguide is arranged, and a heat source which can increase the temperature of the resonator during operation. A web region adjoins laterally the waveguide when viewed in the longitudinal direction of the waveguide. The web region forms a jacket portion of the waveguide and has a smaller thickness than the waveguide. The heat source is thermally connected to the waveguide by means of the web region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: Technische Universität Berlin
    Inventors: Stefan MEISTER, Hajo RHEE, Christoph THEISS, Aws AL-SAADE, Marvin HENNIGES, Muhammad ATIF
  • Publication number: 20180013965
    Abstract: A lens unit (120) shows longitudinal chromatic aberration and focuses an imaged scene into a first image for the infrared range in a first focal plane and into a second image for the visible range in a second focal plane. An optical element (150) manipulates the modulation transfer function assigned to the first and second images to extend the depth of field. An image processing unit (200) may amplify a modulation transfer function contrast in the first and second images. A focal shift between the focal planes may be compensated for. While in conventional approaches for RGBIR sensors contemporaneously providing both a conventional and an infrared image of the same scene the infrared image is severely out of focus, the present approach provides extended depth of field imaging to rectify the problem of out-of-focus blur for infrared radiation. An imaging system can be realized without any apochromatic lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Muhammad ATIF, Muhammad SIDDIQUI, Christian UNRUH, Markus KAMM
  • Patent number: 9800804
    Abstract: A lens unit (120) shows longitudinal chromatic aberration and focuses an imaged scene into a first image for the infrared range in a first focal plane and into a second image for the visible range in a second focal plane. An optical element (150) manipulates the modulation transfer function assigned to the first and second images to extend the depth of field. An image processing unit (200) may amplify a modulation transfer function contrast in the first and second images. A focal shift between the focal planes may be compensated for. While in conventional approaches for RGBIR sensors contemporaneously providing both a conventional and an infrared image of the same scene the infrared image is severely out of focus, the present approach provides extended depth of field imaging to rectify the problem of out-of-focus blur for infrared radiation. An imaging system can be realized without any apochromatic lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Muhammad Atif, Muhammad Siddiqui, Christian Unruh, Markus Kamm
  • Patent number: 9639947
    Abstract: A method and optical system for determining a depth map of an image, the method including: determining a first focus measure of a first color in at least one region of the image; determining a second focus measure of a second color in the at least one region of the image; determining a ratio of the first and the second focus measure; and determining the depth map based on a ratio of the first and second focus measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Muhammad Atif, Muhammad Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 9582887
    Abstract: In a method for determining field of view dependent depth map correction values for correction of a depth map of an image taken with a lens having a field of view the following is performed: obtaining (31) relative depth information for at least two different depths and at least two different predetermined locations of the field of view of the lens; receiving (32) an image; determining (33) a depth of the received image; and determining (34) on the basis of the determined depth of the received image at least one depth map correction value on the basis of the relative depth information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Muhammad Atif, Muhammad Siddiqui
  • Publication number: 20150237270
    Abstract: A lens unit (120) shows longitudinal chromatic aberration and focuses an imaged scene into a first image for the infrared range in a first focal plane and into a second image for the visible range in a second focal plane. An optical element (150) manipulates the modulation transfer function assigned to the first and second images to extend the depth of field. An image processing unit (200) may amplify a modulation transfer function contrast in the first and second images. A focal shift between the focal planes may be compensated for. While in conventional approaches for RGBIR sensors contemporaneously providing both a conventional and an infrared image of the same scene the infrared image is severely out of focus, the present approach provides extended depth of field imaging to rectify the problem of out-of-focus blur for infrared radiation. An imaging system can be realized without any apochromatic lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Muhammad ATIF, Muhammad SIDDIQUI, Christian Unruh, Markus KAMM
  • Patent number: 9055248
    Abstract: A lens unit (120) shows longitudinal chromatic aberration and focuses an imaged scene into a first image for the infrared range in a first focal plane and into a second image for the visible range in a second focal plane. An optical element (150) manipulates the modulation transfer function assigned to the first and second images to extend the depth of field. An image processing unit (200) may amplify a modulation transfer function contrast in the first and second images. A focal shift between the focal planes may be compensated for. While in conventional approaches for RGBIR sensors contemporaneously providing both a conventional and an infrared image of the same scene the infrared image is severely out of focus, the present approach provides extended depth of field imaging to rectify the problem of out-of-focus blur for infrared radiation. An imaging system can be realized without any apochromatic lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: SONY Corporation
    Inventors: Muhammad Atif, Muhammad Siddiqui, Christian Unruh, Markus Kamm
  • Publication number: 20150125070
    Abstract: A method and optical system for determining a depth map of an image, the method including: determining a first focus measure of a first color in at least one region of the image; determining a second focus measure of a second color in the at least one region of the image; determining a ratio of the first and the second focus measure; and determining the depth map based on a ratio of the first and second focus measure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Muhammad Atif, Muhammad Siddiqui
  • Publication number: 20150098644
    Abstract: In a method for determining field of view dependent depth map correction values for correction of a depth map of an image taken with a lens having a field of view the following is performed: obtaining (31) relative depth information for at least two different depths and at least two different predetermined locations of the field of view of the lens; receiving (32) an image; determining (33) a depth of the received image; and determining (34) on the basis of the determined depth of the received image at least one depth map correction value on the basis of the relative depth information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Muhammad ATIF, Muhammad SIDDIQUI
  • Patent number: 8363062
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention relates to a method for generating a radiance map in High Dynamic Range (HDR) image creation by calculating mean difference curves for a sequence of images taken with different exposures and a transformation curve from the mean difference curve by an algorithm approximated to the Debevec function, by the means of which a radiance map can be calculated from the taken images. A further embodiment of the invention relates to a unit for performing this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Muhammad Siddiqui, Muhammad Atif
  • Publication number: 20120281081
    Abstract: A lens unit (120) shows longitudinal chromatic aberration and focuses an imaged scene into a first image for the infrared range in a first focal plane and into a second image for the visible range in a second focal plane. An optical element (150) manipulates the modulation transfer function assigned to the first and second images to extend the depth of field. An image processing unit (200) may amplify a modulation transfer function contrast in the first and second images. A focal shift between the focal planes may be compensated for. While in conventional approaches for RGBIR sensors contemporaneously providing both a conventional and an infrared image of the same scene the infrared image is severely out of focus, the present approach provides extended depth of field imaging to rectify the problem of out-of-focus blur for infrared radiation. An imaging system can be realized without any apochromatic lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Muhammad ATIF, Muhammad Siddiqui, Christian Unruh, Markus Kamm
  • Patent number: 8228392
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention relates to a method for High Dynamic Range (HDR) image creation by generating a mean difference curve for use in aligning the images of a sequence of images taken with different exposures, wherein the difference in exposure might derive from a difference in exposure time or a difference in aperture size. A further embodiment of the invention relates to a method for HDR image creation by generating images with different exposures from a single image. A further embodiment of the invention relates to a method for HDR video creation by generating frames with different exposures from a single frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Muhammad Siddiqui, Muhammad Atif, Klaus Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20100328315
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention relates to a method for generating a radiance map in High Dynamic Range (HDR) image creation by calculating mean difference curves for a sequence of images taken with different exposures and a transformation curve from the mean difference curve by an algorithm approximated to the Debevec function, by the means of which a radiance map can be calculated from the taken images. A further embodiment of the invention relates to a unit for performing this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Muhammad Siddiqui, Muhammad Atif