Color Or Intensity Patents (Class 345/589)
  • Patent number: 10672183
    Abstract: Graphics processing systems can include lighting effects when rendering images. “Light probes” are directional representations of lighting at particular probe positions in the space of a scene which is being rendered. Light probes can be determined iteratively, which can allow them to be determined dynamically, in real-time over a sequence of frames. Once the light probes have been determined for a frame then the lighting at a pixel can be determined based on the lighting at the nearby light probe positions. Pixels can then be shaded based on the lighting determined for the pixel positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Jens Fursund, Luke T. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10665197
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display panel, a light source unit and a control unit. The control unit sets a display area to a second transparent state in which a degree of transparency is higher than a degree of transparency of a first transparent state in a reset period. The control unit displays an image in an object area, sets a non-object area to the first transparent state and holds a non-rewrite area in the second transparent state in a rewrite period. The gate driver drives second gate lines at a second drive frequency higher than a first drive frequency at which the gate driver drives first gate lines or selectively drives the first gate lines in the rewrite period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Tadafumi Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10664959
    Abstract: A method of performing an image-adaptive tone-mapping for a display device including performing a first tone-mapping on an image frame by applying a first tone-mapping function to respective non-target display blocks, and performing a second tone-mapping on the image frame by applying a second tone-mapping function obtained by applying a local weighted value to the first tone-mapping function to respective target display blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jihye Shin, Seonhaeng Kim, Seungho Park
  • Patent number: 10659745
    Abstract: A video display device includes: a video receiver that obtains video data including a video and dynamic luminance characteristics indicating a time-dependent change in luminance characteristics of the video; a tone mapping processor that, in the case where a luminance region having a luminance less than or equal to a first luminance is defined as a low luminance region, and a luminance region having a luminance exceeding the first luminance is defined as a high luminance region, (i) performs first tone mapping using first conversion characteristics when first luminance characteristics exceed a predetermined threshold value, and (ii) performs second tone mapping using second conversion characteristics when the first luminance characteristics are less than or equal to the predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hirota, Susumu Miyajima, Akira Yoneda, Yoshiichiro Kashiwagi, Toshiroh Nishio, Masayuki Kozuka
  • Patent number: 10657146
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method performed by a data intake and query system. The method includes ingesting data including raw data obtained over a computer network from a plurality of remote computer systems, and generating events, where each event includes a segment of the raw data and a respective timestamp. The method further includes extracting field values from at least a portion of the raw data of the events, where the field values each include a numerical value, and each numerical value is indicative of a measured characteristic of a computing device. The method further includes generating structured metrics, where each structured metric has a respective numerical value, and indexing the plurality of structured metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Amrittpal Singh Bath, Pratiksha Shah, Murugan Kandaswamy, Vishal Patel
  • Patent number: 10660178
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dynamic lighting method, which includes a power supply output module of a dynamic lighting device outputs a first power supply signal according to a lighting control signal, electric parameters of the first power supply signal include one or more groups of dynamically changed electrical parameters, one or multiple lighting parts of the dynamic lighting device generate a dynamically changed light signal under driving of the first power supply signal, so that the dynamic lighting device outputs a light of dynamic illumination, a change rate of illumination of the light is not more than 0.02 during any time period of 0.1 second, and a ratio of the minimum and maximum values of the illumination of the light outputted by the dynamic lighting device is not more than 50%. The lighting method will result that the physiological structures of the eyes change with change of the light accordingly to overcome the defect that the user easily feels visual fatigue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU WLIGHT EYE-TECH CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ziping Chen, Mengzhen Chen, Lei Huang
  • Patent number: 10656725
    Abstract: A keyboard may include a plurality of keys, at least one light source configured to illuminate the plurality of keys, and a controller. The controller may be configured to control a color and/or an intensity of light emitted by the at least one light source based on a time of day and/or a type of an application running on a computing system receiving input from the keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Omri Amarilio, Katie Leah Roberts-Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10649564
    Abstract: A touch display panel and a display device are disclosed. The touch display panel includes a plurality of touch signal lines and a plurality of data lines disposed in a display area, and a plurality of lead terminals disposed in a peripheral area. The plurality of lead terminals includes a plurality of first terminals respectively connected to the plurality of data lines and a plurality of second terminals respectively connected to the plurality of touch signal lines. The plurality of lead terminals are arranged in a matrix. The first terminals and the second terminals are provided in a row direction or a column direction so as to be consistent with the sequence in which the data lines connected to the first terminals and the touch signal lines connected to the second terminals are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinyu Li, Yue Li, Yanchen Li
  • Patent number: 10629109
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an array substrate, a display panel and a method of driving the display panel. The array substrate includes: a plurality of pixel units arranged in an array and each including a plurality of sub-pixels; a plurality of gate lines extending in a first direction; and a plurality of data lines extending in a second direction crossing the first direction. Each of the pixel units is connected to one of the data lines, and the sub-pixels of the each of the pixel units are distributed on both sides of the one data line; and each of the pixel units is connected to three of the gate lines, and any one of the sub-pixels of the each of the pixel units is connected to one of the three gate lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Feng Jiang, Qian Wang, Duo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10627641
    Abstract: A 3D display panel assembly includes a display panel and an adjusting panel. The display panel includes a plurality of subpixels arranged in an array, any two adjacent lines along a first direction being respectively a first subpixel line and a second subpixel line, the first subpixel line including first subpixels configured to emit primary light, and the second subpixel line including second subpixels configured to display black when the first subpixel line emits the primary light. The adjusting panel includes a plurality of adjusting units arranged in an array, each line along a second direction including a plurality of continuously arranged first adjusting unit groups. A 3D display device and a method for driving the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaochuan Chen, Pengcheng Lu, Wenqing Zhao, Ming Yang, Rui Xu, Lei Wang, Jian Gao, Xiaochen Niu, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10630948
    Abstract: A device, system and method for photometric compensation of images provided by a display device. A display device is controlled to provide colors, the display device configured to provide images according to the colors of the display device. A camera acquires respective images of the colors provided by the display device. A per-pixel correction function for modifying image data used by the display device to provide the images is determined based on: the respective images of each of the colors acquired by the camera corrected into the HVS model using a predetermined color-relationship between the camera and a Human Visual System (HVS) model for the colors of the display device. The display device is controlled to provide the images using the image data as corrected using the per-pixel correction function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CHRISTIE DIGITAL SYSTEMS USA, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Post, Mark Lamm
  • Patent number: 10629167
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The display apparatus may include a memory configured to store data related to a background image of an area behind the display apparatus, a display configured to display content by overlaying the content onto the background image, a sensor configured to generate sensing data related to external light that is ambient to the display apparatus, and a processor configured to perform image-processing of at least one of the background image and the content, based on a type of the content and the sensing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae-bong Lee, Hyun-sang Choi
  • Patent number: 10629142
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device is provided. The liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of sub-pixels arranged in matrix, each sub-pixels is an eight domains structure; in a frame image, the data signals of the sub-pixels in two adjacent columns have opposite polarities, and in two adjacent frame images, the data signals of the same sub-pixel have opposite polarities; each two adjacent sub-pixels in a row direction are a sub-pixel group, in two adjacent sub-pixel groups, the sub-pixels in one sub-pixel group display a brightness of a first display gray scale corresponding to the sub-pixels, the sub-pixels in another sub-pixel group display a brightness of a second display gray scale corresponding to the sub-pixels; by performing the color shift compensation process on the data signals of the sub-pixels in the eight-domain structure, the color viewing angle and the viewing experience of the liquid crystal display device could be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bingjei Liao, Yu Wu, Xiaoliang Guan, Geng Wang
  • Patent number: 10621903
    Abstract: A smartphone in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes a control section capable of generating an output image by adjusting a gradation value of each pixel of an input image with use of specialized gradation change characteristics. In the specialized gradation change characteristics, (i) a gradation change rate is substantially constant in a low gradation region and a high gradation region, (ii) in a first side of an intermediate gradation region selected from (a) a low-gradation-region side and (b) a high-gradation-region side, the gradation change rate is lower than in the low gradation region and lower than in the high gradation region, and (iii) in a second side of the intermediate gradation region selected from (a) the low-gradation-region side and (b) the high-gradation-region side, the second side differing from the first side, the gradation change rate is higher than in the low gradation region and higher than in the high gradation region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10621691
    Abstract: Techniques related to graphics rendering including techniques for compression and/or decompression of graphics data by use of indexed subsets are described. In one example, compression in graphics rendering may include determining a plurality of color values associated with individual pixels of a tile of pixels, generating a subset of the plurality of color values such that the subset of the plurality of color values include one or more distinct color values from the plurality of color values, associating an index value with each color value of the subset of the plurality of color values, determining, for each of the individual pixels, an associated pixel index value to generate a plurality of pixel index value associated with the individual pixels of the tile of pixels, storing, in memory, graphics data including the subset of the plurality of color values, the associated index values, and the plurality of pixel values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Prasoonkumar Surti, Tomas G. Akenine-Moller, Jon N. Hasselgren, Carl J. Munkberg, Jim. K. Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10613727
    Abstract: A computerized method for displaying matches of a paint sample to various proposed paint coatings includes receiving one or more coating texture variables of a target coating from a coating-measurement instrument. The method also includes displaying, on a digital display device, effect texture ratings for multiple respective proposed coating matches on a digital display device, wherein the effect texture ratings indicate a similarity between the one or more coating texture variables of the target coating and respective coating textures variables of each of the respective proposed coating matches. In addition, the method includes ordering the proposed coating matches, wherein the ordering indicates a strength in similarity between the target coating and each of the proposed coating matches with respect to the effect texture ratings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Beymore, Penny Neisen, Mary Kimbro, James Pereksta, Thomas Pondelik
  • Patent number: 10614551
    Abstract: Image interpolation methods for interpolating a destination pixel of a destination image by using a plurality of source pixels of a source image are provided. The method includes the steps of: selecting the plurality of source pixels from the source image corresponding to the destination pixel; obtaining a gradient direction and a gradient magnitude according to the plurality o source pixels; determining a weight corresponding to each of the plurality of source pixels according to the gradient direction and the gradient magnitude; and performing an interpolation operation according to pixel values of the plurality of source pixels and the weight corresponding to each of the plurality of source pixels to obtain a pixel value of the destination pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI ZHAOXIN SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Feifei Yang
  • Patent number: 10613744
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication processor configured to provide wireless communication; a touch screen; and a controller configured to display a first content containing an input field region on the touch screen, display a virtual keypad on the first content for inputting information into the input field, in response to a first touch input applied to the virtual keypad exceeding a reference pressure, increase a transparency of the displayed virtual keypad so as to display a screen layered below the virtual keypad, and in response to a second touch input applied to the screen, limit an input of a control command to a key of the virtual keypad and control the displayed screen based on the second touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Euitaek Oh, Yoonchan Won, Sanga Kim, Junho Seo, Minhyeok Kim
  • Patent number: 10616543
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and a projector for adjusting a projected image. The method may include steps of: photographing a coverage status of the projected image on a projection plane to obtain a photographed image; detecting the photographed image according to a preset boundary detection algorithm to determine a boundary condition within the projected image in the photographed image; and adjusting, according to the boundary condition within the projected image in the photographed image, the coverage status of the projected image on the projection plane by controlling an adjusting motor in the projector until the adjusted coverage status of the projected image on the projection plane is adapted to the projection plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hongyue Yuan
  • Patent number: 10606077
    Abstract: A display switching device, switching method, wearable display device and displaying method are disclosed. The display switching device includes a collector configured to operate in an enable mode for enabling a wearable display device to acquire entity information or a disable mode for disabling the wearable display device to acquire entity information, and a first controller configured to determine display switch of the wearable display device based on an operation mode of the collector. The wearable display device displays an AR image based on the entity information when the collector operates in the enable mode, and the wearable display device displays a VR image when the collector operates in the disable mode. The wearable display device includes the display switching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenbo Li, Yanbing Wu
  • Patent number: 10606856
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method performed by a data intake and query system. The method includes ingesting collected data including metrics data including key values and numerical values, where each numerical value is indicative of a measured characteristic of a computing resource (e.g., device), and populating a first portion of a metric-series index (msidx) file with the key values and a second portion of the msidx file with the numerical values. The first portion is distinct from the second portion. The method further includes generating metrics from the metrics data, where each metric has dimensions populated with at least some of the key values and has one of the numerical values. The method further includes indexing the metrics by at least one of the dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Amrittpal Singh Bath, Pratiksha Shah, Murugan Kandaswamy, Vishal Patel
  • Patent number: 10606857
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method performed by a data intake and query system. The method includes populating each metric including a measure value, cataloging metadata in an in-memory metrics catalog, where the metadata is related to the metrics. The method further includes receiving a search query including search criteria, evaluating the search query by applying the search criteria to the metadata of the metrics catalog to obtain results that satisfy the search criteria, and causing display, on a display device, of the results or data indicative of the results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Allan Haggie, Clint Sharp, Alexander Douglas James, David Ryan Marquardt
  • Patent number: 10606456
    Abstract: A method to provide a user interface (UI) includes the UI, the present general inventive concept provides the UI to specify a certain region of an image to be photographed and to display a menu for an image displayed on a specified region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chang-beom Shin
  • Patent number: 10609385
    Abstract: A better rate distortion ratio is achieved by making interrelationships between coding parameters of different planes available for exploitation for the aim of redundancy reduction despite the additional overhead resulting from the need to signal the inter-plane prediction information to the decoder. In particular, the decision to use inter plane prediction or not may be performed for a plurality of planes individually. Additionally or alternatively, the decision may be done on a block basis considering one secondary plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Winken, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Heiko Schwarz, Detlev Marpe, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10606462
    Abstract: Systems and methods of operating a human-machine interface (HMI) with a graphical user interface (GUI). A color spectrum is displayed along with a topic. A selection of a point on the color spectrum is received, and associated in a memory with the displayed topic. A data record is stored indicating a sentiment associated with the topic. The sentiment includes an intensity level and an emotion level. The intensity level is one of multiple intensity levels that change along a first dimension of the color spectrum, and the emotion level is one of multiple emotion levels that change along a second dimension of the color spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SPKDRM LLC
    Inventor: Joel Thomas Burns
  • Patent number: 10600359
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display apparatus includes a first data line, a comparator, and a data generator. The first data line is connected to a first pixel. The comparator compares first image data of input image data to at least one of a first critical grayscale value or a second critical grayscale value, where the first image data corresponds to the first pixel. The data generator determines the first critical grayscale value or the second critical grayscale value as first corrected image data when the first image data is equal to or greater than the first critical grayscale value but lower than the second critical grayscale value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungho Park, Baekwoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10600345
    Abstract: A luminance adjustment system adjusts luminance of image display in a display device. The luminance adjustment system includes a controller that changes the luminance in accordance with a value of illuminance in a target space, The controller has, as operation modes, a gradual change mode in which the luminance with respect to the value of illuminance is changed in a first time, and an abrupt change mode in which the luminance with respect to the value of illuminance is changed in a second time being shorter than the first time. The controller makes switching from the gradual change mode to the abrupt change mode with a sign of an abrupt change in illuminance in the target space taken as a trigger, and then operates in the abrupt change mode for at least a fixed time after the switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Mikayama, Yuta Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10602131
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating movement, including directing one or more entities along one or more path(s) and/or to (or away from) one or more destination(s) based on either: (a) a defining quality or feature or identity of the entity or (b) location-based considerations are disclosed. The systems are capable of presenting, from multi-view display devices viewable to many, different navigational content to different viewing zones, wherein a single multi-view display device can simultaneously present different content to different viewing zones wherein content presented to a particular viewing zone is only viewable from within that viewing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Misapplied Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: David Steven Thompson, Albert Han Ng, Paul Henry Dietz
  • Patent number: 10592970
    Abstract: A color selection and coordination system including a database of predetermined color relationships implementing a data-driven color model. A starting color is associated with a first color in the color database. One or more predefined color palettes associated with the first color may be retrieved, each palette including one or more coordinating colors, the coordinating colors being predetermined based on the first color and a color coordination algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Mary Rose Rice, Damien Reynolds, Marc Webb
  • Patent number: 10589057
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for receiving and processing video content to aid in a user's rest cycles, such as sleep and wake cycles. Video content may be received and processed to determine information related to a plurality of pixels to be displayed on a screen. Each of the plurality of pixels may have a corresponding color value. A time of day when the video content is to be displayed is determined, and compared to a current time of day. Based on the comparison or other data, a color value of one or more of the pixels can be adjusted or changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Eng, Glenn Barnett
  • Patent number: 10594903
    Abstract: A method and system for determining parameters of an image processing pipeline of a digital camera is disclosed. The image processing pipeline transforms captured image data on a scene into rendered image data. Rendered image data produced by the image processing pipeline of the camera is obtained from the captured image data on the scene. At least a subset of the captured image data on the scene is determined and a ranking order for pixels of the rendered image data is obtained. A set of constraints from the captured image data and the ranked rendered image data is determined, each constraint of the set being determined in dependence on selected pair combinations of pixel values when taken in said ranking order of the rendered image data and corresponding pair combinations of the captured image data. Parameters of the image processing pipeline are determined that satisfy the sets of constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SPECTRAL EDGE LIMITED
    Inventor: Graham Finlayson
  • Patent number: 10593275
    Abstract: An electronic paper display including a display apparatus of a first type, a driver circuit of the first type electrically coupled to the display apparatus of the first type, a display film of a second type disposed on the display apparatus of the first type and a timing controller circuit of the second type electrically coupled to the driver circuit of the first type is provided. The driver circuit of the first type drives the display apparatus of the first type and displays images on the display film of the second type according to a driving signal of the first type. The timing controller circuit of the second type adjusts a waveform of driving signal of the second type to a waveform of the driving signal of the first type. The first type is a liquid crystal display type, and the second type is an electronic paper display type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Shu-Cheng Liu, Pei-Lin Tien, Chi-Mao Hung
  • Patent number: 10585485
    Abstract: A computing device can be controlled based on changes in the angle of a user's head with respect to the device, such as due to the user tilting the device and/or the user tilting his head with respect to the device. Such control based on the angle of the user's head can be achieved even when the user is operating the device “off-axis” or when the device is not orthogonal and/or not centered with respect to the user. This can be accomplished by using an elastic reference point that dynamically adjusts to a detected angle of the user's head with respect to the device. Such an approach can account for differences between when the user is changing his natural resting position and/or the resting position of the device and when the user is intending to perform a gesture based on the angle of the user's head relative to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Mark Karakotsios, Stephen Vincent Mangiat, Peter Cheng, Yi Ding
  • Patent number: 10580384
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a display panel including making measurements of color components displayed on the display panel, using the measurements to generate at least two non-linear models for each color component, receiving an input image consisting of one or more pixels represented by input color values, calculating a crosstalk gain for a given value of the color components using the generated non-linear models and the input values of a pixel, applying the crosstalk gain to the color components of the pixel to create crosstalk compensated component values, and displaying an image using the crosstalk compensated component values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: PIXELWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Neil Woodall
  • Patent number: 10574998
    Abstract: A better rate distortion ratio is achieved by making interrelationships between coding parameters of different planes available for exploitation for the aim of redundancy reduction despite the additional overhead resulting from the need to signal the inter-plane prediction information to the decoder. In particular, the decision to use inter plane prediction or not may be performed for a plurality of planes individually. Additionally or alternatively, the decision may be done on a block basis considering one secondary plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Winken, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Heiko Schwarz, Detlev Marpe, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10571709
    Abstract: Optoelectronic apparatus includes a substrate and an array of light-emitting elements formed on a semiconductor die and mounted on the substrate, wherein the array includes at least first and second sets of the light-emitting elements. A controller is coupled to drive the first set of the light-emitting elements independently from the second set of the light-emitting elements. A first optical element is mounted on the substrate to receive light emitted from the array of light-emitting elements and to direct the received light toward the second optical element. A second optical element projects the light received from the first optical element so as to create a pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Zafrir Mor
  • Patent number: 10573270
    Abstract: According to various exemplary embodiments, an electronic device may include: a camera unit; a processor; and a data processing unit that is electrically connected to the camera unit and the processor, wherein the data processing unit may detect a first number of pixels corresponding to first illuminance data based on first pixel data received from the camera unit to transmit the first number of pixels to the camera unit, and may determine a brightness of a display corresponding to second illuminance data based on second pixel data received from the camera unit in which a sensor corresponding to the first number of pixels is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong-Gyu Jo, Seung-Goo Kang, Jin-Hwan Seo, Hyun-Ho Shin, Bo-Kyung Sim, Dong-Il Son
  • Patent number: 10573236
    Abstract: A display may have an array of pixels. Due to the presence of a notch in the display, the display may have some rows that are shorter than other rows in the display, and accordingly different gate line loading. To account for the gate line loading variations, the display driver circuitry may have gate driver circuits that provide different gate line signals to different rows of pixels within the display. In other arrangement, luminance adjustment circuitry may receive image data and generate corresponding compensated image data to account for gate line loading variations between rows of pixels in the display. The image data may be compensated based on the location of the pixel, the gray level of the image data, the display brightness, and/or temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shengkui Gao, Graeme M. Williams, Haifeng Li, Mohammad Ali Jangda, Paolo Sacchetto, Pierre-Yves Emelie, Shyuan Yang, Sinan Alousi, Tsung-Ting Tsai, Warren S. Rieutort-Louis, Weijun Yao, Yafei Bi, Yue Jack Chu
  • Patent number: 10573052
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to facilitate creating cinemagraphs from virtual long-exposure images. In accordance with some embodiments of the present invention, virtual long-exposure image comprising a plurality of aligned frames is provided and a selection of a region of pixels in the virtual long-exposure image is received. Based on the selected region of pixels, a set of frames for animation is identified from the plurality of frames. The set of frames may be identified by automatically detecting a sequence of frames or by receiving a user selection of frames. The virtual LE image is combined with the set of frames to create a cinemagraph having a visible non-animated portion formed by the virtual LE image and a visible animated portion formed by the set of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Seyed Morteza Safdarnejad, Sarah Aye Kong, Chih-Yao Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10567670
    Abstract: An image-processing device that is easily applicable even in a case where a subject is moving, and that generates an image having a suitable stereoscopic effect. An image-processing device (101) includes: a dark-part pixel extraction unit (107) that extracts one or more dark-part pixels; a dark-part pixel correction unit (108) that generates a correction image; a dark-part model generation unit (109) that generates a dark-part model on the basis of the dark-part pixels; and an image generation unit (110) that gives dark-part pixels constituting the dark-part model to the correction image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nao Tokui
  • Patent number: 10565740
    Abstract: Using an image capturing device, multiple images can be obtained at different angles with respect to a surface of a target coating. In one computer-implemented embodiment, a method involves using a filtering technique to perform an image analysis on the obtained images to determine the presence of sparkle points within the images. A color attribute analysis can then be performed to determine various color attributes associated with the determined sparkle point. A sparkle color distribution can then be calculated in response to the color attribute analysis. A coating formulation can then be generated, in association with the calculated sparkle color distribution, which is the same or substantially similar to the target coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Beymore, A'Lisa Marie Krawciw
  • Patent number: 10565916
    Abstract: Provided are providing a virtual reality (VR) contents streaming service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Young-Jun So, Chan-Hui Kang, Kang-Tae Kim, I-Gil Kim
  • Patent number: 10564322
    Abstract: A multi-layered display including an upper display screen, and a lower display screen arranged so as to at least partially overlap with the upper display screen is described. An antiglare layer is disposed on the upper display screen. The antiglare layer includes a diffraction pattern configured to blur ambient reflections without substantially affecting transmitted light. The diffraction pattern may have a quarter wavelength thickness. Method for forming the multi-layered display is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: PURE DEPTH LIMITED
    Inventors: John D. Newton, Gareth P. Bell, James S. Emslie
  • Patent number: 10559098
    Abstract: An online system is configured to provide content items to users. The content item includes an image, and is displayed with a color block or colored border as an accent to the image. The color of the color block or colored bordered is dynamically selected based upon the image included in the content item, and is selected using a waterfall selection method comprising a sequence of different selection methods, each selection method configured to select a color based upon a most common color of the image that satisfies a respective set of selection criteria or determine that no color meets the respective set of selection criteria. The selection methods may comprise a dominant color selection method wherein the selected color corresponds to a most dominant color of the image, and a complementary color selection method wherein the select color is a complement of a dominant color of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Oren Belkin, Christopher Joseph Welch
  • Patent number: 10559244
    Abstract: A display driver adapted to drive a display panel is provided. The display panel includes a pixel column direction and a pixel row direction. The display driver includes an image data processor unit. The image data processor unit performs a two-dimensional subpixel rendering operation on an input image data to generate an output image data. The display driver drives the display panel according to the output image data. The two-dimensional subpixel rendering operation includes a first one-dimensional subpixel rendering operation in a first direction and a second one-dimensional subpixel rendering operation in a second direction. The first direction is one of the pixel column direction and the pixel row direction, and the second direction is another one of the pixel column direction and the pixel row direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Hsueh-Yen Yang, Sheng-Tien Cho, Ching-Pei Cheng
  • Patent number: 10559113
    Abstract: A device connectable to a near eye display or to a virtual reality headset and to a portable computing platform having a processor is provided herein. The device may include: an illuminator configured to illuminate a proximity of a user wearing the headset or the near eye display with patterned light; and an TR camera configured to capture reflections of said patterned light coming from at least one object located in the proximity of the user, wherein the processor is configured to: establish data and power connection between the device and said poliable computing platform and said near eye display; and generate a depth map of said object based on the reflections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kobi Kaminitz, Nadav Grossinger, Moshe Meyassed, Nitay Romano
  • Patent number: 10558115
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a calculator that calculates a target dimming rate of a projection display apparatus based on a feature quantity of image data, a diaphragm controller that controls a diaphragm position of a diaphragm based on a target diaphragm position set for each range to which the target dimming rate belongs, and a light source controller that controls a light quantity of a light source on the basis of the target dimming rate and the diaphragm position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Okamura, Daisaku Nagahama
  • Patent number: 10552166
    Abstract: An apparatus having an interface and a circuit is disclosed. The interface may be connectable to a plurality of counters and a plurality of chained pipelines. The circuit may be configured to (i) increment each of a plurality of counters associated with a data unit in a buffer in response to a request from a first pipeline of the chained pipelines to increment one of the counters. The first pipeline may generate the data unit in the buffer. A plurality of second pipelines of the chained pipelines may access the data in the buffer in response to the counters being incremented. The circuit may be further configured to (ii) receive a plurality of wake instructions from the counters and (iii) send another wake instruction to the first pipeline in response to reception of all of the wake instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ambarella, Inc.
    Inventor: Kumarasamy Palanisamy
  • Patent number: 10555399
    Abstract: A method for automatically creating lighting settings based on an image or images. An event associated with such images can be detected, such as the uploading of a number of photos to a gallery, or the posting of an image on social media. By assessing the event, and the image or images, it is possible to determine whether and how to create a new lighting scene. If multiple images are present, it may be possible to group or merge the images to downselect to one or a small number of images, or image parameters. The lighting scene or scenes can then be created based on these images or parameters. For example, a scene can be created to mimic the colour palette, or even to attempt to mimic or reflect shapes or distributions of light or colour in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Hugo José Krajnc
  • Patent number: 10546039
    Abstract: A computing system includes a server for generating a custom color scheme for a web application. The server determines a source set of colors to be used in the custom color scheme, determines color separation distances between colors in the source set of colors, and a target set of colors in the web application. The server determines the different color position permutations that the colors in the target set of colors can be replaced with the colors in the source set of colors. For each color position permutation, deltas between the color separation distances in the replaced colors and the color separation distances in the source set of colors are determined. One of the color position permutations to be used as the custom color scheme for the web application is selected based on the deltas being minimized with respect to the deltas for the other color position permutations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Jeroen Van Rotterdam