Patents by Inventor Yining Deng

Yining Deng 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: 20220036524
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards methods for tone mapping High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) image data, as well as controlling the brightness of the image encoded by HDR the image data and/or the tone-mapped image data. HDR image is captured. A tone mapping function for the HDR image data is generated. To generate the tone mapping function, control points are dynamically determined based on an analysis of the HDR image data. The tone mapping function is fit to the control points. The tone mapping function is a non-linear function, and is described by a curve in a plane. The shape of the curve is constrained by a line generated from a portion of the control points. The tone mapping function is applied to the HDR image data. A color-compression is applied to the tone mapped image data to generate Standard Dynamic Range or Low Dynamic Range image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Yining Deng, Eric Dujardin, Hamidreza Mirzaei Domabi, Sung Hyun Hwang
  • Patent number: 11182884
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards methods for tone mapping High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) image data, as well as controlling the brightness of the image encoded by HDR the image data and/or the tone-mapped image data. HDR image is captured. A tone mapping function for the HDR image data is generated. To generate the tone mapping function, control points are dynamically determined based on an analysis of the HDR image data. The tone mapping function is fit to the control points. The tone mapping function is a non-linear function, and is described by a curve in a plane. The shape of the curve is constrained by a line generated from a portion of the control points. The tone mapping function is applied to the HDR image data. A color-compression is applied to the tone mapped image data to generate Standard Dynamic Range or Low Dynamic Range image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Yining Deng, Eric Dujardin, Hamidreza Mirzaei Domabi, Sung Hyun Hwang
  • Publication number: 20210080133
    Abstract: An energy storage device includes a phase-change energy storage tank, a first liquid inlet pipe, a first liquid outlet pipe, a second liquid inlet pipe, a second liquid outlet pipe, and a pipeline. The phase-change energy storage tank includes a first housing and a second housing disposed in the first housing. The second housing includes a liquid inlet, a liquid outlet, a feeding hole, and a discharge hole. The first housing includes a thermal insulation material. The second housing includes a phase change material. The liquid inlet and the liquid outlet are disposed on two ends of the second housing, respectively. The phase change material is introduced to and discharged out of the second housing via the feeding hole and the discharge hole, respectively. The first liquid inlet pipe, the phase-change energy storage tank, and the first liquid outlet pipe are connected sequentially to form an energy storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventor: Yining DENG
  • Publication number: 20210035273
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards methods for tone mapping High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) image data, as well as controlling the brightness of the image encoded by HDR the image data and/or the tone-mapped image data. HDR image is captured. A tone mapping function for the HDR image data is generated. To generate the tone mapping function, control points are dynamically determined based on an analysis of the HDR image data. The tone mapping function is fit to the control points. The tone mapping function is a non-linear function, and is described by a curve in a plane. The shape of the curve is constrained by a line generated from a portion of the control points. The tone mapping function is applied to the HDR image data. A color-compression is applied to the tone mapped image data to generate Standard Dynamic Range or Low Dynamic Range image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yining Deng, Eric Dujardin, Hamidreza Mirzaei Domabi, Sung Hyun Hwang
  • Publication number: 20200226720
    Abstract: In order to more accurately white balance an image, weightings can be determined for pixels of an image when computing an illuminant color value of the image and/or a scene. The weightings can be based at least in part on the Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) of the pixels. The SNR may be actual SNR or SNR estimated from brightness levels of the pixels. SNR weighting (e.g., SNR adjustment) may reduce the effect of pixels with high noise on the computed illuminant color value. For example, one or more channel values of the illuminant color value can be determined based on the weightings and color values of the pixels. One or more color gain values can be determined based on the one or more channel values of the illuminant color value and used to white balance the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Hamidreza Mirzaei Domabi, Eric Dujardin, Animesh Khemka, Yining Deng
  • Patent number: 9762791
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for identifying preferred orientations of a face in view of various preference factors and for producing a face image having a preferred orientation. The techniques allow a user to take a so-called selfie or have a video chat and appear as if he/she is looking into the camera with a face orientation that has been determined to be optimal for various factors. Such factors may be associated with face type (e.g., face shape, face color), image capture conditions (e.g., time of day, location, light condition, background), and/or the preferences of a particular user. The factors may also be directly associated with and/or dependent on face orientation (e.g., relative nostril size, facial symmetry, relative eye size, eye height).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL Corporation
    Inventor: Yining Deng
  • Patent number: 9432590
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for reducing flicker in image frames captured with a rolling shutter. A flicker detection and correction engine selects a first channel from a first image frame for processing. The flicker detection and correction engine subtracts each pixel value in the first channel from a corresponding pixel value in a prior image frame to generate a difference image frame. The flicker detection and correction engine identifies a first alternating current (AC) component based on a discrete cosine transform (DCT) associated with the difference image frame. The flicker detection and correction engine reduces flicker that is present in the first image frame based on the first AC component. One advantage of the disclosed techniques is that the flicker resulting from fluctuating light sources is correctly detected and reduced or eliminated irrespective of the frequency of the fluctuating light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Hugh Phu Nguyen, Yining Deng, Eric Francois Xavier Dujardin, Abhinav Sinha
  • Publication number: 20160134803
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for identifying preferred orientations of a face in view of various preference factors and for producing a face image having a preferred orientation. The techniques allow a user to take a so-called selfie or have a video chat and appear as if he/she is looking into the camera with a face orientation that has been determined to be optimal for various factors. Such factors may be associated with face type (e.g., face shape, face color), image capture conditions (e.g., time of day, location, light condition, background), and/or the preferences of a particular user. The factors may also be directly associated with and/or dependent on face orientation (e.g., relative nostril size, facial symmetry, relative eye size, eye height).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yining Deng
  • Publication number: 20150207975
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for reducing flicker in image frames captured with a rolling shutter. A flicker detection and correction engine selects a first channel from a first image frame for processing. The flicker detection and correction engine subtracts each pixel value in the first channel from a corresponding pixel value in a prior image frame to generate a difference image frame. The flicker detection and correction engine identifies a first alternating current (AC) component based on a discrete cosine transform (DCT) associated with the difference image frame. The flicker detection and correction engine reduces flicker that is present in the first image frame based on the first AC component. One advantage of the disclosed techniques is that the flicker resulting from fluctuating light sources is correctly detected and reduced or eliminated irrespective of the frequency of the fluctuating light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hugh Phu NGUYEN, Yining DENG, Eric Francois Xavier DUJARDIN, Abhinav SINHA
  • Patent number: 9049396
    Abstract: An exemplary method for creating a composite image includes the steps of capturing a plurality of images with an image capture device which includes a sensor, determining an image capture device pose corresponding to each of the images based on data from the sensor, transforming each of the images based on its corresponding pose, projecting the transformed images to a common projection space, and combining the projected images to form a composite image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: D. Amnon Silverstein, Yining Deng
  • Publication number: 20150116523
    Abstract: An image signal processor (ISP) and a method of generating image statistics. One embodiment of the ISP includes: (1) a client configured to employ image statistics to process a current frame of a scene if changes in the current frame relative to a previous frame of the scene rise above a threshold, and (2) a statistics engine associated with the client and configured to generate the image statistics based on the current frame if the changes rise above the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Abhinav Sinha, Yining Deng, Patrick Shehane
  • Publication number: 20150085145
    Abstract: Various embodiments relating to image capture with a camera and generation of a processed image having desired image characteristics are provided. In one embodiment, a suggested range of values of one or more image characteristics based on preferences of one or more sources is received. Furthermore, settings of the camera are adjusted to capture a plurality of images of a scene. Each image has a different set of values within the suggested range of values of the one or more image characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Abhinav Sinha, Yining Deng
  • Publication number: 20150085159
    Abstract: Various embodiments relating to image capture with a camera and generation of a processed image having desired image characteristics are provided. In one embodiment, a plurality of images of a scene captured by a camera and associated image metadata are stored. Image metadata associated with each image of the plurality of images includes image characteristics of that image, and each image has a different set of values of image characteristics. A request for an image of the scene that most closely matches a specified image characteristic profile that defines one or more values of one or more image characteristics is received. The image characteristic profile is compared to image metadata of each of the plurality of images. A processed image generated from the plurality of images of the scene having image characteristics that most closely match the image characteristic profile based on the comparison is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Abhinav Sinha, Yining Deng
  • Patent number: 8284266
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for smoothing an image in a plurality of video frames consisting of a current frame and at least one previous frame. The position of at least one pixel in each of the plurality of frames is determined to provide respective determined positions. An adjusted position of the at least one pixel in the current frame is calculated based on the determined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Aptina Imaging Corporation
    Inventor: Yining Deng
  • Patent number: 8208043
    Abstract: Lens cleaning warning systems and methods. A system includes an image processing unit configured to analyze image data to determine whether the image data indicates lens flare and, if so, provide an indication to the user that the lens is contaminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Aptina Imaging Corporation
    Inventors: Yining Deng, David Pope
  • Patent number: 8054335
    Abstract: An imaging device and methods of stabilizing video captured using a rolling shutter operation. Motion estimation is used to determine a row motion vector for individual rows of a current frame of a pixel array. The row motion vectors are used to map the location of pixels in the current frame to a mapped frame representing a single acquisition time for the current frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Aptina Imaging Corporation
    Inventors: Yining Deng, D. Amnon Silverstein
  • Patent number: 7813589
    Abstract: A method and system for blending images into a single image. Initially two images of a view are selected, wherein the images have overlapping content of the view. The images can differ from each other in such characteristics as time, camera location, camera settings, and lighting. The images are divided into strips along a common plane in a region of each image where the images overlap. A strip from each image is selected where the images are a close match. Pixel by pixel difference values between the two strips are calculated, and a cut line is determined where the differences between the two strips are minimized. Each image is cut along the corresponding cut line, and the cut images are blended together to form a single image of the view. The blended single image can be further processed by warping the image along the cut line to provide for a smoother fit between the two images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: D. Amnon Silverstein, Yining Deng
  • Patent number: 7756358
    Abstract: A method performed by a processing system. The method includes receiving a sequence of frames, each frame comprising a sequence of at least two images, each image at a different image position in the sequence and each pair of adjacent images having an overlap region. A local alignment value is determined for the images of each pair of adjacent image positions of each frame based on minimizing a difference of a desired parameter between the images in the overlap region. Global alignment values are determined for all images at corresponding pairs of adjacent image positions of each frame based on the local alignment values for the images at the corresponding pair of adjacent image positions of each frame. Each global alignment value is applied to at least one image of the images of the corresponding pair of adjacent image positions of each frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Yining Deng, D. Amnon Silverstein
  • Patent number: 7746404
    Abstract: A method for generating a panoramic image that enables a user to obtain panoramic photographs with a digital camera without the aid of a computer system or specialized lenses. A digital camera according to the present techniques captures a series of image frames as a user pans the digital camera through a panoramic image scene and combines the captured image frames while the image frames are being captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Yining Deng, Qian Lin, Jian Fan, Pere Obrador, Ullas Gargi
  • Publication number: 20090295930
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for smoothing an image in a plurality of video frames consisting of a current frame and at least one previous frame. The position of at least one pixel in each of the plurality of frames is determined to provide respective determined positions. An adjusted position of the at least one pixel in the current frame is calculated based on the determined positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: Yining Deng