Color Or Intensity Patents (Class 345/589)
  • Patent number: 9838506
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling a visitor to access VR representations authored by different authors of images at different quality levels at various locations in a virtual universe via a computer network are provided. A plurality of data sets may be stored in memory. Each VR data set may define a VR representation of a location and may be independently authored by a respective author different from the other authors. In addition, each VR dataset may have a speed and quality metric to assist the visitors in an optimized experience. One or more VR data servers may access and transmit the VR data sets of various quality and speeds, each of which may be associated with a VR data server having access to the VR data set. A domain server may be adapted to access and transmit domain data comprising the location within the universe of each VR representation and the network address of the VR data server associated with the VR representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: John Cronin
  • Patent number: 9837014
    Abstract: A method of driving an organic light emitting diode display device having first to third sub-pixels and a white sub-pixel comprises judging a gray level of an image data; classifying the image data into a low gray level group, a middle gray level group and a high gray level group; displaying an image using the first to third sub-pixels except the white sub-pixel when the gray level of the image data is classified into the low gray level group; and displaying the image using the first to third sub-pixels and the white sub-pixel when the gray level of the image data is classified into one of the middle and high gray level groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-Hyun Kim, Woo-Jin Nam
  • Patent number: 9830881
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and apparatus for quantifying color perception. The method comprises generating a color lattice, wherein the color lattice represents a mapping of a non-perceptual color space to a perceptual color space; accessing an image, wherein the image comprises a plurality of pixels; and generating a perceptual DNA for the image based on the color lattice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Shiladitya Bose, Ravi Aggarwal, Amar Kumar Dubedy
  • Patent number: 9824487
    Abstract: A luminance computation apparatus obtains information of light sources defined in a scene that is rendered, and defines a stochastic function used to determine whether or not to use a light source in a luminance computation for an object that is a predetermined distance from the light source corresponding to a luminance attenuation function in accordance with a distance from the light source for each of the light sources that are defined; The apparatus determines for each of the defined light sources a stochastic effective area of the light source based on the stochastic function for the respective defined light source, and performs a luminance computation for the predetermined object in the scene based on the stochastic function and the attenuation function of a light source for which the determined stochastic effective area is included in the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Tokuyoshi
  • Patent number: 9826591
    Abstract: A button backlight processing method and apparatus and a terminal device. The button backlight processing method includes receiving an instruction for turning on button backlight; obtaining a button backlight parameter according to the instruction, where the button backlight parameter is corresponding to a current theme interface of a terminal device; and turning on the button backlight according to the button backlight parameter. The embodiments of the present disclosure achieve a color diversity of button backlight, and meet individualized requirements of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhihua Li, Changming Liu, Tao Yan
  • Patent number: 9824465
    Abstract: A texture repository is provided for use with an image manipulation application. The texture repository provides a canvas to the image manipulation application for use with an image filter. The texture repository may provide an existing canvas matching the request from the image filter, or the texture repository may generate a new canvas for the request. The generated canvas may be procedurally generated to match the request, or the generated canvas may be resized from an existing canvas stored in a non-volatile storage or a cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Apostolos Lerios, Jennifer Leigh Dolson
  • Patent number: 9824292
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods and systems of object recognition are disclosed. Embodiments of the inventive subject matter generates map-altered image data according to an object-specific metric map, derives a metric-based descriptor set by executing an image analysis algorithm on the map-altered image data, and retrieves digital content associated with a target object as a function of the metric-based descriptor set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventor: Matheen Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 9819956
    Abstract: A method of decoding a bitstream comprising decoding the bitstream into color values and metadata items indicating information about adaptive post-processing operations performed by a decoder, performing high dynamic range (HDR) adaptation operations on the color values based on the metadata items, and performing fixed post-processing operations to reconstruct an HDR video from the color values, wherein the HDR adaptation operations convert color values into a format expected by the fixed post-processing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Zhouye Gu, Koohyar Minoo
  • Patent number: 9811146
    Abstract: Automatically changing the brightness of a display device. A method includes, while the display device is at a first brightness power output level, detecting a power saving event indicating that it is desirable to reduce overall power consumed by the display device. The method further includes continuing to operate the display device at the first power output level while attempting to identify a brightness power output level change triggering event. The brightness power output level change triggering event is an event that occurs that makes a change to the brightness power output level of the display device less perceptible to a user. The method further includes detecting a brightness power output level change triggering event. In response to detecting the brightness power output level change triggering event, the method includes changing the power output level of the display device to a second brightness power output level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce Lee Worthington
  • Patent number: 9813711
    Abstract: A system implements a hybrid coding mode. The hybrid coding mode may implement a transform to decompose an input stream into frequency components. The frequency components may include frequency bands such as those resulting from a wavelet transform. The frequency components may have associated coefficients which may be determined via the transform. The hybrid coding mode may also implement a predictor-based coding mode. A predictor-based coding mode uses a set of values as predictors for another set of values. The hybrid mode may be implemented by using predictor-based coding to code a portion of the coefficients. For example, a coefficient may be used as a predictor for another coefficient of same frequency component. In some implementations, dynamic selection between a hybrid coding mode and a point coding mode may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Alexander Garland MacInnis, Frederick George Walls
  • Patent number: 9805667
    Abstract: The present invention provides a brightness compensation method of a Mura area and a design method of a Mura pixel dot brightness. By searching the right and lower normal pixel dots which are closest to the designated Mura pixel dot, and respectively recording the brightnesses of the right and lower normal pixel dots, and the distances between the right and lower normal pixel dots and the designated pixel dot, with combination of the brightnesses of the left and upper normal pixel dots adjacent to the designated Mura pixel dot, the weighted operation is executed to the brightnesses of the normal pixel dots at the right side, the lower side, the left side and the upper side to obtain the ideal brightness of the designated Mura pixel dot, and replace the original brightness of the designated Mura pixel dot with the obtained ideal brightness. Then, the brightness compensation of the Mura area is accomplished. The brightness of the Mura area after compensation is smoothly transited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yufan Deng
  • Patent number: 9805480
    Abstract: A method of driving an image includes receiving fundamental image data that includes a plurality of first main colors; converting the fundamental image data into output image data that includes a plurality of second main colors; calculating corrected brightness values of the second main colors that correct a decreased apparent brightness of the second main colors when the first main colors include a saturated color; and delaying application of the calculated corrections based on a brightness decrease speed that is determined based on at least one of an image change speed and an image change level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuk-Hwan Ahn, Jai-Hyun Koh, Heendol Kim
  • Patent number: 9802360
    Abstract: A method for printing a three-dimensional part with an additive manufacturing system, the method comprising generating and printing a planarizing part having a substantially-planar top surface relative to a build plane, and a bottom surface that substantially mirrors a topography of a platen surface, and printing the three-dimensional part over the substantially-planar top surface of the printed planarizing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Stratsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. LaBossiere, Michael D. Bosveld, Dominic F. Mannella, William J. Swanson
  • Patent number: 9804635
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for controlling displaying of information in the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a first display formed on at least a portion of a body of the electronic device, and a second display formed on at least a portion of a cover functionally connected to the body and including a transparent display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong Eun Kim, Seon Il Kim, Young Hoon Kim, Jung Han Kim, Ju Nyun Kim, Jung Sik Park, Do Hun Cha, Seung Ki Choi, Soo Hyung Kim, Chang Wan Lee, Myung Gon Hong, Hyun Ju Hong
  • Patent number: 9799251
    Abstract: A display device, a mobile device, a system including the same, and an image quality matching method thereof are provided. According to the method, the mobile device acquires a first acquired image that is an image of a first displayed image being displayed on the first display device and a second acquired image that is an image of a second displayed image being displayed on the second display device, compares the first acquired image and the second acquired image with each other, determines an image quality correction value for the first display device so that an image quality of the first displayed image is made substantially equal to an image quality of the second displayed image, and transmits the determined image quality correction value to the first display device or the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung-sun Cho, Jae-hyun Kim, Sang-bae Park, Min-Hyok Bang, Keum-ok Lee, Dong-jin Lee, Jung-kun Lee, Jae-hoon Jeong, Seong-seol Hong
  • Patent number: 9798774
    Abstract: A graph data search method and apparatus, where the method includes obtaining a query request including a query condition that carries a start graph node, the query request queries a first to-be-queried graph node matching the query condition from a graph data set, and the graph data set includes the start graph node, a plurality of to-be-queried graph nodes, an association relationship between the start graph node and the plurality of graph nodes, and an association relationship between each to-be-queried graph node and another graph node, filtering out, according to the query condition and a preset available resource condition, a second to-be-queried graph node that does not meet the query condition and an association relationship in the graph data set that includes the second to-be-queried graph node, and performing a query in the reduction subgraph using the query condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenfei Fan, Xin Wang, Yinghui Wu
  • Patent number: 9792862
    Abstract: The present invention provides a driving apparatus, the driving apparatus is used for outputting a driving signal to drive an electro-phoretic display, and the driving apparatus includes a driving signal generator, a temperature sensor, and a selector. The driving signal generator generates a plurality of periodic alternative current signals and a plurality of direct current signals. The temperature sensor generates a temperature parameter by sensing an environment temperature. The selector is coupled to the driving signal generator and the temperature sensor. The selector selects one of the periodic alternative current signals or one of the direct current signals as the driving signal according to the temperature parameter. The driving signal is a common voltage for the electro-phoretic display, and when one of the periodic alternative current signals is selected as the driving signal, an amplitude of the driving signal is varied with the environment temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Chi-Mao Hung, Pei-Lin Tien
  • Patent number: 9788716
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and a device of testing color blindness, which belong to the technical field of test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hui Li
  • Patent number: 9792847
    Abstract: Instead of a monochromatic projection screen, an active projection screen is provided which varies reflectance and gray level (black to white) in synchronization with the content being shown. Groups of multiple screen pixels, which are smaller than each projected pixel from the projector, are assigned to each respective larger projection pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Dawson, Steven Richman
  • Patent number: 9778810
    Abstract: A computer-based method for rendering modified graphical content is disclosed. The graphical content includes a plurality of cells. The method includes receiving the graphical content with metadata modifying the graphical content, rendering the graphical content upon a screen according to the metadata, and receiving user input. The method also includes in response to the user input, progressing through at least a subset of the cells, wherein the progressing includes moving a camera view from cell to cell in the at least a subset, each of the cells in the at least a subset being displayed as a focus point with surrounding area being adjusted in opacity according to the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Zumobi, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin B. Bederson, John SanGiovanni
  • Patent number: 9766491
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for correcting a color of light being generated by an LCD image system having an LED and an LCD glass component that is illuminated by the LED. A plurality of color correction filters are constructed, with each providing a predetermined, differing color shift to light being output by the LCD glass component, based on a measured color of the light being output from the LCD glass component. Each of the color correction filters is constructed based on a known range of color variations that may be present in a color of the light being output from the LCD glass component. Each filter provides a color shift that shifts the color of the light being output from the LCD glass component from outside a predetermined target color area back into the predetermined target color area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki North America, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Glover, Ching Fong, Joseph A. Pasek, Michael R. Boyd, Wesley R. Corrion
  • Patent number: 9767567
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for separating a foreground image are disclosed. The method includes obtaining an input image, and color information and depth information of the input image; roughly dividing, based on the depth information of the input image, the input image to obtain an initial three-color image; reducing or expanding, based on the color information of the input image, an unknown region in the initial three-color image to obtain an optimized three-color image; and separating the foreground image from the optimized three-color image. According to the method, the initial three-color image can be optimized based on the color information of the input image, so that a more accurate three-color image can be obtained; thus the foreground image can be accurately separated from the three-color image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying Zhao, Gang Wang, Liyan Liu
  • Patent number: 9760997
    Abstract: A reduced noise image can be formed from a set of images. One of the images of the set can be selected to be a reference image and other images of the set are transformed such that they are better aligned with the reference image. A measure of the alignment of each image with the reference image is determined. At least some of the transformed images can then be combined using weights which depend on the alignment of the transformed image with the reference image to thereby form the reduced noise image. By weighting the images according to their alignment with the reference image the effects of misalignment between the images in the combined image are reduced. Furthermore, motion correction may be applied to the reduced noise image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Marc Vivet, Paul Brasnett
  • Patent number: 9761193
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) includes: a display panel including a plurality of pixels connected to a gate line, a data line, and a reference voltage line to which a common voltage is applied; a data driver connected to the data line and configured to apply a data voltage to the data line; a gate driver connected to the gate line and configured to apply a gate voltage to the gate line; a reference voltage generator connected to the reference voltage line and configured to apply a reference voltage to the reference voltage line; and a signal controller configured to control the data driver, the gate driver, and the reference voltage generator, and output a signal to the reference voltage generator for changing the reference voltage applied to the pixels, wherein the reference voltage is changed according to a gray-level value of an image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoon Kim, Jae Hoon Jung, Ki Chul Shin, Jae Jin Lyu
  • Patent number: 9756333
    Abstract: A device source provides an ability to decompose a graphical display into multiple data streams (i.e., different layers). The multiple data streams may include multimedia data streams, operating system (OS) desktop data streams, and mouse data streams. The multiple data streams may be encoded and transmitted independently by the device source to a wireless display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Justin Lipman, Zhaohua L. Yi
  • Patent number: 9752875
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a virtual sport system for acquiring a good image of a ball by controlling a camera according to the surrounding brightness. One embodiment of the present invention provides a virtual sport system which comprises a photographing unit, having a camera for acquiring an image of a ball, and a simulator, for calculating the physical quantity of the ball on the basis of the image of the ball; and which further comprises a control unit that extracts image information from at least one image acquired by the photographing unit by means of the camera, and determining, on the basis of the image information, a control signal for adjusting the image gain or the exposure time of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CREATZ INC.
    Inventor: Yong Ho Suk
  • Patent number: 9754362
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a program which highlight a main object more outstandingly. A tone curve adjustment unit performs tone curve adjustment on a target region of an input image signal (IN), and supplies an image signal subjected to the tone curve adjustment to a local level detection unit. The local level detection unit obtains a local level. A contrast adjustment unit performs adaptive contrast enhancement according to the local level from the local level detection unit. The present disclosure can be applied to an image processing apparatus which highlights a predetermined part of an image using the tone curve adjustment and the adaptive contrast adjustment, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Kohashi
  • Patent number: 9754551
    Abstract: A display panel and a method of driving the same are disclosed. The display panel includes a shift register with a plurality of stages configured to shift and to output a scan pulse for a plurality of scan lines. Each stage includes a pull-up transistor and a pull-down transistor coupled in series and defining an output node therebetween, a driver with a first node coupled to a gate electrode of the pull-up transistor and a second node coupled to a gate electrode of the pull-down transistor; and a node controller coupled to the first node, the second node, and the output node. In each stage, the node controller is configured to selectively apply a reference voltage at the first node and the second node in response to a control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hun Jeoung, Sanghee Yu, Sunghyun Cho, Bosun Lee, Byoungwoo Kim, Sungwook Chang
  • Patent number: 9747844
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a backlight brightness adjusting method and device and a liquid crystal display device. In the backlight brightness adjusting method, grayscale characteristic values of respective primary colors in an image to be displayed are obtained, that is, contributions of the respective primary colors to an overall grayscale are obtained, to thereby obtain the grayscale contributions of the respective primary colors in the image to be displayed respectively; a backlight value is determined by giving different coefficients to the grayscale characteristic values of the respective primary colors; and finally an output of a backlight driver is adjusted according to the backlight value to thereby adjust backlight brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignees: HISENSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD., HISENSE USA CORPORATION, HISENSE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yujie Diao, Jia Yang, Shunming Huang
  • Patent number: 9740009
    Abstract: A head mounted display includes an image display unit having an image light generation unit that generates image light based on image data and outputs the image light, the image display unit not only allowing a user who wears the image display unit around user's head to recognize the image light in the form of a virtual image but also transmitting a surrounding scene, and a control unit that compares an index set based not only on luminance of initial image light generated based on initial image data that is original image data but also on illuminance of the transmitted surrounding scene with a first threshold set in advance and causes the image light generation unit to generate display image light that differs from the initial image light in that at least part of the luminance thereof is changed based on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Fujimaki, Toshikazu Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 9740379
    Abstract: Generating an electronic coloring page image in the disclosed technology is accomplished by (a) obtaining an image to be converted into a the electronic coloring image; (b) converting the image into a corresponding outline image; (c) converting the corresponding outline image into an electronic coloring page image; (d) displaying the electronic coloring page image to a user; and (e) responsive to input provided by the user, manipulating the electronic coloring page image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Flycatcher LTD
    Inventors: Shay Chen, Tal Zilberman
  • Patent number: 9734750
    Abstract: A method of setting grey levels of pixels includes: acquiring tristimulus values of each grey level applied on a main subpixel region and a secondary subpixel region in a front view and in a side view; acquiring ideal luminance values for showing white at an ith grey level applied on the pixel in the front view and in the side view, where i?[m,n], m indicates a minimum grey level and n indicates a maximum grey level; determining actual grey levels for showing white at the ith grey level applied on main subpixel region and secondary subpixel region of all pixels, according to the ideal luminance values, tristimulus values of each grey level applied on main subpixel region and secondary subpixel region in the front view and in the side view. By using the method, gray levels of pixels imaging of LCD panels can be effectively and precisely set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lixuan Chen
  • Patent number: 9734624
    Abstract: A method of compressing a deep image representation may include receiving a deep image, where the deep image may include multiple pixels, and where each pixel in the deep image may include multiple samples. The method may also include compressing the deep image by combining samples in each pixel that are associated with the same primitives. This process may be repeated on a pixel-by-pixel basis. Some embodiments may use primitive IDs to match pixels to primitives through the rendering and compositing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: LUCASFILM ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LTD.
    Inventor: Shijun Haw
  • Patent number: 9734775
    Abstract: A device includes a controller configured to receive information for display, an LCD display coupled to the controller, the LCD display comprising an array of pixel elements, and a non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM) coupled to the controller and to the LCD display to receive data for each pixel element and provide that data to the pixel elements for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Charles Davis, Howard J. Locker, Scott Edwards Kelso, Steven Richard Perrin
  • Patent number: 9730359
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for cooling one or more components of a playback device using speaker vibrations that result from playback of inaudible audio. Movement of air molecules arising from the speaker vibrations may disperse heat away from the one or more components of a playback device. In an example implementation, a playback device detects that playback of audible audio content via at least one speaker has stopped, and in response to the detection, plays inaudible audio content to cause the at least one speaker to vibrate thereby inducing air movement within the playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon Reilly, Hilmar Lehnert
  • Patent number: 9728116
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel, a timing controller, a gate driver, and a data driver. The display panel includes a plurality of pixel groups. Each of the pixel groups includes a first pixel and a second pixel disposed adjacent to the first pixel. The first and second pixels together include n (n is an odd number equal to or greater than 3) sub-pixels. The first and second pixels share their collective {(n+1)/2}th sub-pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungjae Park, Jai-Hyun Koh, Yu-Kwan Kim, Jinpil Kim, Iksoo Lee, Namjae Lim
  • Patent number: 9729796
    Abstract: A method and apparatus provide automatic stage scene detection. A first image of a scene can be captured using a frame luma for automatic exposure control. A brightness contrast can be calculated between a center region of the first image and areas surrounding the center region of the first image. A brightness value can be ascertained for the entire first image. The first image can be determined to be a stage scene image based on the brightness contrast being greater than a stage scene contrast threshold and the brightness value for the entire first image being less than a stage scene brightness value threshold. The frame luma for the automatic exposure control can be adjusted for correct exposure of the center region of the first image in response to determining the first image is a stage scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Yin-Hu Chen, Valeriy Marchevsky, Peter A Matsimanis
  • Patent number: 9728123
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device includes a plurality of pixels, each including a red sub-pixel, a green sub-pixel, a first blue sub-pixel and a second blue sub-pixel; and an initialization power source configured to supply a plurality of initialization voltages to the pixels, wherein the first and second blue sub-pixels are adjacent to each other and are coupled to a same data line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Il-Nam Kim, Won-Sang Park
  • Patent number: 9721503
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix on a substrate, each including a luminescent element and a drive transistor configured to supply current to the luminescent element for light emission, and a panel characteristics correction unit configured to correct for display a video signal supplied from outside, to be supplied to a respective one of the pixels, and the panel characteristics correction unit includes an EL characteristics correction unit configured to correct the video signal with inverse luminescent characteristics of the luminescent element, and a TFT characteristics correction unit configured to correct the video signal with inverse drive characteristics of the drive transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kato, Takayuki Nakanishi, Tatsuya Yata
  • Patent number: 9715630
    Abstract: A method of searching an image, which is disclosed in the present invention, includes selecting a first timing and a second timing to generate a first period, obtaining a plurality of first images from a first video streaming within the first period, and setting a second period according to at least one first image so as to obtain a plurality of second images from the first video streaming within the second period. The method of searching the image further includes simultaneously displaying a plurality of third image from a second video streaming within the second period, enlarging a selected image of the second images or the third images, and simultaneously enlarging another image that is captured at the same time as the time when the enlarging selected image is captured. The two enlarging images respectively belong to the first video streaming and the second video streaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Wen Liu, Yi-Hsuen Shih, Guan-Zhong Wu
  • Patent number: 9712614
    Abstract: This invention relates to a communication system including a first apparatus having a first storage medium, and a second apparatus for transmitting data to the first apparatus, the second apparatus comprising: a second storage medium for storing management information of data to be transferred to the first storage medium; communication means for communicating data with the first apparatus; edit means capable of editing the management information; and control means for making a control to transfer data stored in the second storage medium to the first storage medium by way of the communication means on the basis of the management information edited by the edit means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Data Scape, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihiro Morohashi
  • Patent number: 9712797
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a gain calculating portion and a gain multiplication portion that perform signal enhancement with respect to an input image constituted by pixels having a plurality of color signals, with an intensity in accordance with signal values of each pixel, without changing a chroma and a hue; and a gamma correction portion that performs, for each pixel, tone conversion of a plurality of color signals that are subjected to signal enhancement, based on a weak gamma conversion curve in which a degree of gamma enhancement is weaker than in a basic gamma conversion curve which performs conversion such that a signal value of a halftone region at a time of outputting in a case where signal enhancement is not performed becomes a signal value in an appropriate output value range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Shinya Takasumi
  • Patent number: 9710836
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking a weapon, wherein a server computing system tracks, analyzes, evaluates, and resources data, statistics, perceptions, and relationships for weapon transactions, storage, transporting, practice, training, holding, aiming, firing, cleaning, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Matthew Carl O'Malley
  • Patent number: 9710714
    Abstract: Point cloud data is received and a ground plane is segmented. A two-dimensional image of the segmented ground plane is generated based on intensity values of the segmented ground plane. Lane marking candidates are determined based on intensity within the generated two-dimensional image. Image data is received and the generated two-dimensional image is registered with the received image data. Lane marking candidates of the received image data are determined based on the lane marking candidates of the registered two-dimensional image. Image patches are selected from the two-dimensional image and from the received image data based on the determined lane markings. Feature maps including selected image patches from the registered two-dimensional image and received data are generated. The set of feature maps are sub-sampled, and a feature vector is generated based on the set of feature maps. Lane markings are determined from the generated feature vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Xin Chen, Andi Zang, Xinyu Huang
  • Patent number: 9704219
    Abstract: An image reducing unit performs a reduction process for each reduction target area in one of a primary scanning direction and a secondary scanning direction, and subsequently performs a reduction process for each reduction target area in the other of the primary scanning direction and the secondary scanning direction. A binarizing unit binarizes pixel values of pixels in the reduction target area. A characteristic value identifying unit identifies a characteristic value on the basis of a pattern of the binarized pixel values and integrates the characteristic value. When the integrated value of the characteristic value exceeds a threshold value before the image reduction unit finishes the reduction processes, a control unit terminates the reduction process, changes the reduction ratio so as to increase a size of a reduced image, and causes the image reducing unit to perform the reduction process with the changed reduction ratio again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryuichi Okumura
  • Patent number: 9702919
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a display panel including a display unit in which pixels, in rows and columns, include an organic EL element and a drive transistor, includes, performed on the display panel having a line defect which is a pixel column that emits light of luminance not reflecting display gray level signals: displaying, overlappingly, a lighted line, which is a pixel column inputted with uniform display gray level signals, and the line defect by displaying the lighted line on the display unit and scanning the display unit with the lighted line in the row direction; reducing a bright/dark part range in the line defect by uniformly changing the display gray level inputted to the pixel column in the lighted line overlapping with the line defect; and identifying a defective pixel, which is the line defect origin, from the position of the reduced bright/dark part range in the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventor: Mario Amatsuchi
  • Patent number: 9691354
    Abstract: A display driving method and a display driving device for driving a stereoscopic display device are provided. The display driving method comprises: respectively calculating color component of each sub-pixel in a plurality of the first pixel units and color component of each sub-pixel in a plurality of the second pixel units; and determining a sampling region of each sub-pixel, and determining a display brightness of the sub-pixel in accordance with the color components of sub-pixels, which is the same color as the sub-pixel and in pixel units covered by the sampling region of the sub-pixel wherein the sampling region is a rhombic sampling region, and four vertexes of the rhombic sampling region are respectively midpoints of four lines in row and column directions connecting four central points of four sub-pixels, which are the same type as the sub-pixel, adjacent to the sub-pixel, in two columns adjacent to the sub-pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Renwei Guo, Xue Dong
  • Patent number: 9692946
    Abstract: In one embodiment the present invention includes a display system for displaying video. The display system includes a backlight layer and an LCD layer. The display system controls the backlight layer and the LCD layer to emulate a cathode ray tube response. This emulation may be accomplished by applying a gamma function to a gamma corrected input signal. In this manner, the effects resulting from the “crushed blacks” phenomenon may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor Davies, Giorgio Giaretta, Saagar Patel, Jared Smith, Chun Chi Wan, Christopher Orlick
  • Patent number: 9684976
    Abstract: A display module parameter selection system is presented. A processor can be coupled to a display. The processor can be configured to execute software applications, each having corresponding graphical output specifications. The processor can execute a display control module resident in an operating system. The display control module can maintain an application data structure to store the corresponding graphical output specifications of each of the plurality of software applications. The display control module can maintain a display capability data structure to store a plurality of settings for each of the variable display parameters. In response to one of the plurality of software applications being launched, the display control module can process data stored in the application data structure and the display capability data structure to generate a set of display parameter settings to output to the display module for use in outputting graphical output from the launched application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Brian Scott Finkel
  • Patent number: 9684997
    Abstract: Techniques for determining a shading rate of a volumetric element in a rendered scene when the rendered scene is viewed from a first point of view are provided. Embodiments determine a viewable area of the volumetric element, as viewed from the first point of view. A shading rate to use in processing the volumetric element is then determined, based on the determined viewable area. Embodiments processing the volumetric element at the determined shading rate using one or more shaders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Pixar
    Inventors: Alexis Angelidis, Bill Watral, Danny Nahimias