Patents by Inventor Yves COURCOL

Yves COURCOL 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: 10477120
    Abstract: A system for acquiring images in color and near-infrared, comprising: a matrix sensor, which comprises first, second, and third types of pixels sensitive to respective visible colors and a fourth type of panchromatic pixels sensitive in the near-infrared; and a signal processing circuit configured to reconstruct first and second sets of monochromatic images, a panchromatic image, a color image from the images of the first set and from the panchromatic image, and at least one image in the near-infrared from the images of the second set and from the panchromatic image. A visible-near-infrared bispectral camera comprises such an acquisition system and method implemented by means of such a camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Raphaël Horak, Yves Courcol, Ludovic Perruchot
  • Publication number: 20180359432
    Abstract: A system for simultaneously acquiring images in color and in the near-infrared comprising a single matrix sensor comprises a first, second and third type of pixels sensitive to respective visible colors and a fourth type of panchromatic pixel, these pixels being also sensitive in the near-infrared; and a signal processing circuit configured to: reconstruct a first set of monochromatic images from signals generated by the pixels of the first, second and third type, respectively; reconstruct a panchromatic image from signals generated by the pixels of the fourth type; reconstruct a second set of monochromatic images from signals generated by the pixels of the first, second and third types, and from the panchromatic image; reconstruct an image in colors from the images of the first set and from the panchromatic image, and reconstruct at least one image in the near-infrared from the images of the second set and from the panchromatic image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Raphaël HORAK, Yves COURCOL, Ludovic PERRUCHOT