Color Bit Data Modification Or Conversion Patents (Class 345/600)
  • Patent number: 10666292
    Abstract: The disclosure provided a compressing method of the grayscale compensation table of an OLED display panel, which comprising: step 10, when transmitting a set of grayscale compensation table of the OLED display panel to an encoder for encoding, firstly, performing a differential calculation on many grayscale compensation tables with a same color channel and different gray scales in the set of which to acquire a corresponding reference image and a difference image as replacements of many grayscale compensation tables; step 20, transmitting the above images to the encoder; step 30, the encoder compressing and encoding a received grayscale compensation table. The compressing method of the grayscale compensation table of the OLED display panel performs the intra-level differences between the same color component and the different grayscale compensation tables in the same OLED compensation table to improve an efficiency and a performance of the compression compensation table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yufan Deng, Mingjong Jou, Shensian Syu, Ronggang Wang, Kui Fan, Hao Li
  • Patent number: 10649217
    Abstract: A variable-resolution screen apparatus and methodology for transforming an image from a microdisplay, display or projector into a variable-resolution image is described herein. The apparatus and methodology could take a high resolution part and a low resolution part, which could be created as a continuous stream of images that are masked to split into two, or as two interleaved images separated by time (or both). The two image streams are reassembled, the high resolution portion into the low resolution background, using various optical embodiments. The various embodiments use beam splitters, beam combiners, shutters, optical masks, lenses, mirrors, optical slabs, lens arrays and other optics in various combinations to create the variable-resolution image. The image from the microdisplay, display or projector is split (in some embodiments), transformed, and recombined to display on a screen or viewer's retina. This apparatus could be implemented in a virtual reality headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Razmik Ghazaryan
  • Patent number: 10621900
    Abstract: A pixel array, including: a plurality of pixel groups, the pixel group including six sub-pixels arranged in a column direction, wherein a connecting line connecting central points of a first, a third and a fifth sub-pixels is on a first straight line, a connecting line connecting central points of a second, a fourth and a sixth sub-pixels is on a second straight line different from the first straight line, and the first straight line and the second straight line are parallel to the column direction; wherein successive connecting lines connecting central points of the six sub-pixels are in a zigzag form, and a connecting line connecting central points of any two adjacent sub-pixels in the column direction is not perpendicular to the first straight line; and wherein in the pixel group, colors of any three adjacent sub-pixels in the column direction are all different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Luxia Jiang, Yuan Wu, Fucheng Yang, Wenchu Han, Jianjun Li
  • Patent number: 10623608
    Abstract: Examples herein involve retrieving a color transformation from a highlighter color transform, and processing an image using the color transformation to enhance highlighter colors in the image, the image scanned by a scanner using strobed illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Lixia Li, Mark Shaw, Jerry Wagner, Craig T Johnson, Di-Yuan Tzeng, George Henry Kerby
  • Patent number: 10616458
    Abstract: A lighting unit includes a plurality of light sources that respectively emit plural rays of illumination light. An imaging unit that simultaneously images plural rays of reflected light obtained by the plural rays of illumination light being reflected by a subject so as to obtain information about a plurality of colors, and generates a captured image including the information about the plurality of colors. A memory stores sensitivity information items that correspond to the plurality of light sources respectively. An arithmetic unit performs an arithmetic operation to generate a plurality of separated images from the captured image by using the sensitivity information items. The plurality of separated images correspond to the plurality of light sources respectively, and each of the plurality of separated images only includes information about a corresponding one of the plural rays of reflected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management
    Inventors: Shunsuke Yasugi, Hiroya Kusaka, Taro Imagawa, Akihiro Noda
  • Patent number: 10605434
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus comprises a plurality of LEDs aligned to an array of directional optical elements wherein the LEDs are substantially at the input aperture of respective optical elements. An electrode array is formed on the array of optical elements to provide at least a first electrical connection to the array of LED elements. Advantageously such an arrangement provides low cost and high efficiency from the directional LED array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Optovate Limited
    Inventors: Graham J. Woodgate, Jonathan Harrold
  • Patent number: 10607523
    Abstract: A color filter substrate assembly and a manufacturing method thereof, and a display apparatus and a display method thereof are disclosed. The color filter substrate assembly includes a color filter layer including pattern units arranged in an array. Each of the pattern units includes: a pattern subunit of a first primary color, a pattern subunit of a second primary color, a pattern subunit of a third primary color and a color mixture pattern subunit which are arranged in sequence. The color mixture pattern subunit consists of patterns of the first primary color, the second primary color and the third primary color, and the patterns of the first primary color, the second primary color, and the third primary color do not completely overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuai Han, Jian Wang, Jianyun Xie, Xuechao Song
  • Patent number: 10598346
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus comprises a plurality of LEDs aligned to an array of directional optical elements wherein the LEDs are substantially at the input aperture of respective optical elements. An electrode array is formed on the array of optical elements to provide at least a first electrical connection to the array of LED elements. Advantageously such an arrangement provides low cost and high efficiency from the directional LED array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Optovate Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Harrold, Graham J. Woodgate
  • Patent number: 10598347
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus comprises a plurality of LEDs aligned to an array of directional optical elements wherein the LEDs are substantially at the input aperture of respective optical elements. An electrode array is formed on the array of optical elements to provide at least a first electrical connection to the array of LED elements. Advantageously such an arrangement provides low cost and high efficiency from the directional LED array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Optovate Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Harrold, Graham J. Woodgate
  • Patent number: 10598348
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus comprises a plurality of LEDs aligned to an array of directional optical elements wherein the LEDs are substantially at the input aperture of respective optical elements. An electrode array is formed on the array of optical elements to provide at least a first electrical connection to the array of LED elements. Advantageously such an arrangement provides low cost and high efficiency from the directional LED array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Optovate Limited
    Inventors: Graham J. Woodgate, Jonathan Harrold
  • Patent number: 10602079
    Abstract: In aspects of digital image color space channel blending, a camera device can capture digital images that encompass a three-hundred and sixty degree (360°) field of view. An image blending module is implemented to combine the digital images along a seam between the digital images to form a blended image. To combine the digital images, the image blending module can determine mismatched color between the digital images along the seam within an overlap region that overlaps two of the digital images along the seam. The image blending module can then blend the digital images by channel gains in a color space applied to enhance pixels of one of the digital images starting within the overlap region along the seam and blending into the one digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: John Christopher Pincenti
  • Patent number: 10559499
    Abstract: A novel semiconductor device, a semiconductor device with low power consumption, a semiconductor device capable of displaying a high-quality image, or a semiconductor device with a small area is provided. The semiconductor device includes an image processing portion and a driver circuit. The image processing portion includes a processor and a correction circuit. The correction circuit includes a PLD. The correction circuit is capable of correcting data input from the processor using the PLD. The processor is capable of outputting data corrected by the correction circuit to the driver circuit as a video signal. The PLD is capable of executing first gamma correction by input of first configuration data. The PLD is capable of executing second gamma correction by input of second configuration data. The content of the first gamma correction is different from that of the second gamma correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Nakagawa, Yuki Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10554940
    Abstract: A variable-resolution screen apparatus and methodology for transforming an image from a microdisplay, display or projector into a variable-resolution image is described herein. The apparatus and methodology could take a high resolution part and a low resolution part, which could be created as a continuous stream of images that are masked to split into two, or as two interleaved images separated by time (or both). The two image streams are reassembled, the high resolution portion into the low resolution background, using various optical embodiments. The various embodiments use beam splitters, beam combiners, shutters, optical masks, lenses, mirrors, optical slabs, lens arrays and other optics in various combinations to create the variable-resolution image. The image from the microdisplay, display or projector is split (in some embodiments), transformed, and recombined to display on a screen or viewer's retina. This apparatus could be implemented in a virtual reality headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Razmik Ghazaryan
  • Patent number: 10533730
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus comprises a plurality of LEDs aligned to an array of directional optical elements wherein the LEDs are substantially at the input aperture of respective optical elements. An electrode array is formed on the array of optical elements to provide at least a first electrical connection to the array of LED elements. Advantageously such an arrangement provides low cost and high efficiency from the directional LED array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Optovate Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Harrold, Graham J. Woodgate
  • Patent number: 10489408
    Abstract: Methods and systems for searching images in response to a keyword and color palette selection criteria. The method comprising: searching a first database to locate a set of pertinent images satisfying a keyword and color palette selection criteria; displaying the set of pertinent images and the set of colors; generating a set of suggested color palettes; displaying on the user interface the set of pertinent images which match the keyword and the single color specified by the single color option; displaying the set of pertinent images which match the combination specified by the first set of colors; dynamically extracting and displaying the color palette from a first image in response to receiving an input indicating a cursor hovering over the first image; and performing a first set of operations in response to receiving a user selected color palette extracted from the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Shutterstock, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Becker, David Kroner, Steve Blaurock
  • Patent number: 10477203
    Abstract: A method for palette coding is disclosed. In an encoder side, the method determines whether a first block is coded using a palette coding mode or a non-palette coding. If the first block is coded using the non-palette coding mode, a first color table for the first block is derived based on one or more color tables associated with one or more previously processed blocks. If the first block is coded using the palette coding mode, the first color table is derived from the first block. A second block coded after the first block may use the first color table as a palette prediction. At the decoder side, if the current block is coded using the palette coding mode, a first color table based on a previous coded block is derived and the current block is decoded using a first color table as a palette predictor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: HFI Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Tzu-Der Chuang, Wang-Lin Lai, Yu-Chen Sun, Shan Liu, Xiaozhong Xu
  • Patent number: 10466489
    Abstract: A variable-resolution screen apparatus and methodology for transforming an image from a microdisplay, display or projector into a variable-resolution image is described herein. The apparatus and methodology could take a high resolution part and a low resolution part, which could be created as a continuous stream of images that are masked to split into two, or as two interleaved images separated by time (or both). The two image streams are reassembled, the high resolution portion into the low resolution background, using various optical embodiments. The various embodiments use beam splitters, beam combiners, shutters, optical masks, lenses, mirrors, optical slabs, lens arrays and other optics in various combinations to create the variable-resolution image. The image from the microdisplay, display or projector is split (in some embodiments), transformed, and recombined to display on a screen or viewer's retina. This apparatus could be implemented in a virtual reality headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Razmik Ghazaryan
  • Patent number: 10444592
    Abstract: A system for transforming RGB image data having at least 4 bits of data for each RGB color into image data suitable for display on an electro-optic display having pixels, wherein each pixel includes at least three non-white subpixels (of different colors) and a white subpixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventor: Alain Bouchard
  • Patent number: 10436975
    Abstract: Example embodiments of disclosed configurations include a liquid crystal display with segmented backlight units that can be controlled individually. In one or more embodiments, the liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal layer including a plurality of liquid crystals grouped into a plurality of liquid crystal portions, and a backlight coupled to the liquid crystal layer. The backlight includes a plurality of backlight units, where each backlight unit faces a corresponding liquid crystal portion and is configured to project light towards the corresponding liquid crystal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Evan M. Richards
  • Patent number: 10440340
    Abstract: Systems and/or methods for estimating color conversion components. A video coding device may receive a picture associated with a first color space. The picture may comprise a first component at a first sampling location, a second component at a second sampling location and the second component at a third sampling location. The video coding device may apply a first interpolation filter to the second component at the second sampling location and the second component at the third sampling location to determine the second component at the first sampling location. The second component at the first sampling location may be associated with the first color space. The video coding device may apply a color conversion model to the first component at the first sampling location and to the second component at the first sampling location to translate the first component at the first sampling location to a second color space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: VID SCALE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Ye, Jie Dong, Yuwen He
  • Patent number: 10425535
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for enhancing interaction between a customer using a client computer and a customer service representative of a company using a workstation. A Web session is commenced on a Web site for the client computer of the customer, wherein the Web session includes displaying a first Web page to the customer. A telephonic interaction is commenced between the customer and the customer service representative and a split screen is displayed on the workstation. The split screen including the first Web page and a second Web page, wherein the second Web page is only viewable by the customer service representative. An application is caused to be moved from the second Web page to the first Web page for review and interaction by the customer via the client computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association
    Inventors: Guy R. Langley, Jason W. Lindley, Donald H. Griffin, Jr., Elizabeth Garretson, Ryan R. Barth, Francisco A. Duran, Ann C. Tarrillion, David W. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10405010
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are provided for enabling client-controlled adjustments in the Field-of-View (FOV) of streaming video content principally through changes in server encoding parameters. In various embodiments the method includes the step or process of receiving, at a client media receiver, an encoded video stream transmitted from a streaming media server over a communications network. The encoded video stream is processed, at the client media receiver, to generate a video output signal for presentation on a display device associated with the client media receiver. The client media receiver monitors for user input modifying a FOV of the video output signal. When receiving user input modifying the FOV of the video output signal, the client media receiver then transmits a FOV modification command to the streaming media server to modify a FOV of the encoded video stream in accordance with the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SLING MEDIA PVT LTD
    Inventors: Husain Ahmed Parasseeri, Melvin Perinchery
  • Patent number: 10397536
    Abstract: A pixel pre-processing comprises obtaining an original linear luminance component value of a pixel in a picture in a third color space determined based on a linear color of the pixel in a first color space. A non-linear luma component value in a second color space is derived for the pixel based on a first non-linear chroma component value in the second color space, a second non-linear chroma component value in the second color space and the original linear luminance component value in the third color space. The pre-processing reduces luminance artifacts that otherwise may occur when chroma subsampling is used in combination with a non-linear transfer function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jacob Ström, Jonatan Samuelsson
  • Patent number: 10397582
    Abstract: An association circuit determines whether a first pixel in an image will be associated with an entry in a palette, based on a threshold for a difference between a pixel value and a palette value. An addition circuit adds an entry to the palette when the first pixel is not associated with an entry. A fusion circuit fuses two entries so as to generate a fused entry when a condition of a target amount of information is not satisfied by adding an entry. A control circuit changes the threshold when the first pixel is associated with an entry, when an entry is added, or when the fused entry is generated and an entry is added. The association circuit determines whether a second pixel in the image will be associated with an entry, based on the changed threshold. A palette encoding circuit encodes the image by using the palette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Guillaume Denis Christian Barroux, Kimihiko Kazui
  • Patent number: 10373291
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including an apparatus for determining pixel coordinates for image transformation and memory addresses for storing the transformed image data. In some implementations, a system includes a processing unit configured to perform machine learning computations for images using a machine learning model and pixel values for the images, a storage medium configured to store the pixel values for the images, and a memory address computation unit that includes one or more hardware processors. The processor(s) are configured to receive image data for an image and determine that the dimensions of the image do not match the dimensions of the machine learning model. In response, the processor(s) determine pixel coordinates for a transformed version of the input image and, for each of the pixel coordinates, memory address(es), in the storage medium, for storing pixel value(s) that will be used to generate an input to the machine learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Carrell Daniel Killebrew, Ravi Narayanaswami, Dong Hyuk Woo
  • Patent number: 10366673
    Abstract: Provided are a display device and an image processing method thereof. In an embodiment, the display device includes a display panel including a plurality of pixels formed of red, green, blue, and white sub pixels, and an image processing unit for converting a three-color input image supplied to the red, green, blue, and white sub pixels into four-color image data and outputting an output image by applying a final gain calculated using a frame gain, a pixel gain, and a block gain of the pixels. The display device also includes a timing controller for outputting the output image from the image processing unit to the display panel. The block gain may be calculated using scaled versions of luminance values determined by converting a luminance of the three-color input image and position information of the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheon Heo, KyungJoon Kwon
  • Patent number: 10306011
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic modification of image resolution are disclosed. In embodiments, a method comprises: identifying, by the computing device, one or more contextually relevant portions of a digital image based on user context data; creating, by the computing device, boundaries that define the one or more contextually relevant portions of the digital image; ranking, by the computing device, the one or more contextually relevant portions and one or more remaining portions of the digital image; and generating, by the computing device, an altered version of the digital image, wherein the altered version comprises one or more contextually relevant portions at a higher resolution than the one or more remaining portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10290282
    Abstract: The present application discloses a display apparatus and the brightness adjustment method thereof, the display apparatus includes a plurality of pixel units, each pixel unit includes a red sub-pixel, a green sub-pixel, a blue sub-pixel, and a white sub-pixel, wherein the method includes: acquiring a standard GAMMA curve for adjusting the brightness of the display apparatus, the GAMMA value of the standard GAMMA curve is ?0; acquiring a green GAMMA curve corresponding to the green sub-pixel, the GAMMA value of the green GAMMA curve is ?G; adjusting the green GAMMA curve to deviate from the standard GAMMA curve and to enhance the gray-scale brightness of the green sub-pixel, wherein ?G<?0; and wherein the color gamut of the display apparatus is more than 77% of the NTSC color gamut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Haibo Peng, Dejiun Li
  • Patent number: 10249228
    Abstract: A display apparatus is disclosed. The display apparatus includes a converter configured to convert image pixel values corresponding to three primary colors (e.g., red, green and blue) into tri-stimulus values, a first maximum value unit configured to output a maximum value of the image pixel values as a first maximum value, a second maximum value unit configured to output a maximum value of the tri-stimulus values as a second maximum value, a gain adjuster configured to output a gain adjustment corresponding to the first maximum value and the second maximum value, and a gain applier configured to output a color adjustment value corresponding to the tri-stimulus values and the gain adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: DB HiTek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong In Han
  • Patent number: 10194122
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for controlling a projector and a projector applicable to the method. The method for controlling a projector comprises steps: enabling a projector, and projecting on a screen; enabling a sensing module, and obtaining an output image or a current environment image; processing the output image or the current environment image to obtain an RGB component, and calculating the gain coefficients of three channels RGB according to an automatic white balance algorithm; and adjusting the gains of the three channels RGB in the projector according to the gain coefficients. Using the method and the projector enables a projection screen not to be limited by colors, that is, screens with various colors can be chosen at ease, and the imaging effect of projection is not influenced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: YUTOU TECHNOLOGY (HANGZHOU) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jinteng Tang
  • Patent number: 10171812
    Abstract: A data output apparatus includes: a video decoder that decodes a video stream to generate a first video signal; an external metadata acquisition unit that acquires one or more pieces of metadata corresponding to one or more first conversion modes; an HDR metadata interpreter that interprets one of the one or more pieces of metadata to acquire characteristic data and conversion auxiliary data; a DR converter that supports one or more second conversion modes and performs conversion processing of a luminance range of the first video signal based on the conversion auxiliary data to generate a second video signal; and an HDMI output unit that outputs the second video signal to a display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadamasa Toma, Masayuki Kozuka, Takahiro Nishi, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: 10134321
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a driver, a detector, and an acquisition part. The driver drives the display panel based on a video signal. The detector obtains a first detection value by detecting reflective light from reflective media, which occurs when ambient light is irradiated to reflective media, while obtaining a second detection value by detecting reflective light from reflective media, which occurs when the display panel irradiates its display light to reflective media. The driver corrects a drive value for the display panel such that the second detection value approaches the first detection value or such that the chromaticity represented by the second detection value approaches the chromaticity represented by the first detection value, and therefore the acquisition part acquires information concerning the color temperature of ambient light based on the corrected drive value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Itakura
  • Patent number: 10134119
    Abstract: An image generation device generates an output image based on an input image captured by a camera attached to a shovel. Further, the image generation device includes an output image generation unit that associates a value of an input pixel in the input image with a value of an output pixel in the output image to generate the output image. A value of an output pixel specified by an integer coordinate point on an output image plane is determined based on values of two input pixels specified by two integer coordinate points selected from four integer coordinate points in the vicinity of a real number coordinate point on an input image plane corresponding to the integer coordinate point on the output image plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Kiyota, Tomoko Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10121425
    Abstract: An adaptive black clipping circuit in a display device includes a data corrector, a register, a pattern detector and a clipping selector. The data corrects input image data to generate corrected image data such that the corrected image data is equal to or greater than a black clipping value where the black clipping value corresponds to the input image data having a grayscale value of zero and the black clipping value is greater than zero. The register stores and provides configuration data. The pattern detector generates a pattern detection signal based on the input image data corresponding to a plurality of rows. The clipping selector selects one of the corrected image data and the configuration data in response to the pattern detection signal to provide output image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ik-Hyun Ahn, Yoon-Gu Kim, Woo-Joo Lee, Bong-Im Park
  • Patent number: 10122856
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for enhancing interaction between a customer and a customer service representative of a company. Data related to the customer is stored and received at a computer operated by the company, wherein the data can include a customer name, a customer address and a customer number. A telephonic interaction is preferably commenced between the customer and the customer service representative and a Web session is preferably commenced on a Web site for a client computer of the customer service representative. At least a part of the data is displayed on a workstation of the customer service representative as a first Web page, wherein the first Web page includes at least one selectable link to a second Web page. At least one selectable link is selected by the customer service representative to display the second Web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association
    Inventor: Guy R. Langley
  • Patent number: 10108949
    Abstract: A device control system has a terminal 3 with a web browser 31, and a printer 5 that controls a connected device. The terminal 3 calls an object that controls a device and is instantiated by the device API 33 to support the device, and sends a request to the printer 5, by the web application 32; and the printer 5 executes a device control script 502 that controls the device, receives requests sent through the device API 33, and controls the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Takasu, Koichiro Tsutsumi, Shigeo Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10089787
    Abstract: Methods and computer systems are disclosed for generating an augmented image. For example, a method may include displaying a captured image on a display, wherein the image comprises image data values representing radiation emitted from an observed real world scene, receiving a user indication indicating a local area of interest as a user input signal via an input device, determining a first set of selected pixels in an displayed image representing an local area of interest based on said user input signal, determining a second set of selected pixels representing remaining pixels in said image excluded from said first set of selected pixels, and generating an augmented image by performing a first image processing operation on said first set of selected pixels and/or by performing a second image processing operation on said second set of selected pixels. Other example embodiments are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: FLIR Systems AB
    Inventor: Björn Roth
  • Patent number: 10067732
    Abstract: Remote desktop servers include a display encoder that maintains a secondary framebuffer that contains display data to be encoded and transmitted to a remote client display and a list of display primitives effectuating updated display data in the secondary framebuffer. The display encoder submits requests to receive the list of drawing primitives to a video adapter driver that receives and tracks drawing primitives that, when executed, update a primary framebuffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin Byford, Anthony Cannon, Ramesh Dharan
  • Patent number: 10044913
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for denoising high dynamic range video using a temporal filter. A frame of an uncompressed video stream may be received. The frame may include a plurality of pixels. It may be determined that a chroma component of a pixel of the plurality of pixels belongs to a predefined region. The region may be predefined on the basis of one or more chroma components. The predefined region may be a CbCr space. The chroma component of the pixel may be compared with a chroma component of a co-located pixel to determine if the chroma component of the co-located pixel belongs to the predefined region. The pixel may be filtered using a denoising filter. The denoising filter may be a temporal filter. The denoising filter may be a Crawford filter. The uncompressed video stream including the filtered pixel may be encoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: VID SCALE, INC.
    Inventors: Rahul Vanam, Yuriy Reznik
  • Patent number: 9994053
    Abstract: A user defines the real costs for each of the individual inks used in printer and also defines a tolerance level for visual acceptance, defined in CIE units of DeltaE2000. Then, an algorithm performs a search through all nodes of the device link profile and for each node it tries to find an ink combination that creates less costs and is still within the given visual tolerance (<dE2000).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC.
    Inventor: Holger Schuppan
  • Patent number: 9990878
    Abstract: A data clipping method using red, green, blue and white data, and a display device using the same are disclosed. Red (R), Green (G), Blue (B), and White (W) data are modulated by multiplying clipped data of an input image by a gain, a luminance increment is created based on the result of subtracting the clipped data from the modulated RGB data, and the luminance increment is added to the W data to be written to a W sub-pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheon Heo, Kyungjoon Kwon
  • Patent number: 9959594
    Abstract: A method includes fusing at least three images together into a single fused image, wherein at least one of the three images includes a binary-pattern representation image. A system includes an image processing system (100) that combines an anatomical image, a functional image and a binary-pattern representation image into a single image. A computer readable storage medium encoded with computer executable instructions, which, when executed by a processor of a computer, cause the processor to combine an anatomical image, a functional image, and a binary-pattern representation of a different functional image into a single image such that the anatomical image and the functional image are visible in interspaces between binary points of the binary-pattern representation of the functional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Raz Carmi
  • Patent number: 9961297
    Abstract: A system, article, and method of rotation of video frames for displaying a video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Sean J Lawrence
  • Patent number: 9940899
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image information transmission unit, a color information acquisition unit, and a conversion relationship creation unit. The image information transmission unit transmits, to a display device, pieces of color-conversion image information representing images used for performing color conversion for the display device, in ascending order of lightness of the images in a predetermined color space. The color information acquisition unit acquires color information of each image that is displayed on the display device in accordance with a corresponding piece of color-conversion image information among the pieces of color-conversion image information that have been transmitted by the image information transmission unit. The conversion relationship creation unit creates, on the basis of the color information that has been acquired by the color information acquisition unit, a conversion relationship for a color of an image to be displayed on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daigo Hama, Noriko Sakai, Toshihiro Iwafuchi, Kazuhiko Horikawa, Makoto Fujio, Chizuru Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9930222
    Abstract: A method includes determining whether to switch from a first input video signal to a second input video signal. Upon switching from a first input video signal to a second input video signal, determining whether the current displayed frame has terminated. If the current displayed frame has terminated, process the second video input signal and load data corresponding to the second video input signal from the timing generator, scale and pixel clock registers correspondingly into the timing generator, scaler and pixel clock. Generate a clock signal for the second input video signal. Calculate generator parameter(s) corresponding to the second input video signal. Generate timing control signals for the second input video signal. Determine if a new frame of the second input video signal has occurred. Provide timing control signals and pixel data for the video to be displayed and corresponding the second input video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERSIL AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Mah, Morgan Tang, Hyoungyon Han
  • Patent number: 9886881
    Abstract: A method and device for image conversion from RGB signals into RGBW signals, after converting the RGB luminance input values into RGBW luminance output values, determine color-cast-removed RGBW luminance output values respectively, according to a position relationship between RGBW color coordinate values to which the RGBW luminance output values correspond respectively and a predetermined actual color coordinate value of a color having monochromatic color cast among RGBW in a chromaticity diagram, and thereafter convert the color-cast-removed RGBW luminance output values into corresponding RGBW output signals respectively and output the same. By means of the above method provided in the present disclosure, color having monochromatic shifting among RGBW can be compensated back to the expected RGBW color coordinates and luminance values, so the problems of color gamut deviation and color distortion caused by RGBW monochromatic color cast are eliminated, color gamut of the displayed image is more accurate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen Zhang, Fei Yang
  • Patent number: 9846501
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes an input device configured to receive a touch gesture that includes a drawing action, a display configured to output a drawing to an area corresponding to the touch gesture, and a processor configured to identify a number of drawing actions that are input into each unit portion in the area based on the drawing action, and a number of touches input into each unit portion in the area, and determine display attributes of the drawing in each unit portion based on the number of drawing actions and the number of touches, wherein the drawing action includes a touch from a time when a touch input occurs to a time when the touch input ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrey Karazhov, Andrii Grygoriev, Mykhailo Tkach, Ievgenii Iakishyn
  • Patent number: 9832393
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image processor including: a corrector; a simulator; and a parameter calculator. The corrector calculates a correction image regarding a first image. The first image is processed. The simulator calculates a simulation image using the correction image. The simulation image is estimated to be acquired when the correction image is projected on a projection surface. The parameter calculator calculates a correction parameter regarding the projection surface using the simulation image and a second image acquired by imaging the projection surface. The corrector calculates the correction image using the first image and the correction parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hisashi Kobiki, Masahiro Baba
  • Patent number: 9800885
    Abstract: A system and method disposed to enable encoding, decoding and manipulation of digital video with substantially less processing load than would otherwise be required. In particular, one disclosed method is directed to generating a compressed video data structure that is selectively decodable to a plurality of resolutions including the full resolution of the uncompressed stream. The desired number of data components and the content of the data components that make up the compressed video data, which determine the available video resolutions, are variable based upon the processing carried out and the resources available to decode and process the data components. During decoding, efficiency is substantially improved because only the data components necessary to generate a desired resolution are decoded. In variations, both temporal and spatial decoding are utilized to reduce frame rates, and hence, further reduce processor load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Newman, Brian G. Schunck
  • Patent number: 9800765
    Abstract: In one example in accordance with the present disclosure a printer cartridge and memory device containing a representation of a compressed multi-dimensional color table is described. The color table includes at least one low dimensional portion of the multi-dimensional color table storing color transformation information at a first resolution and a number of remaining portions of the multi-dimensional color table storing color transformation information at a second resolution. In the color table, the first resolution is greater than the second resolution and the at least one compressed multi-dimensional color table is to generate a high resolution uncompressed multi-dimensional color table the high resolution being at least as great as the first resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jay S. Gondek, Stephen J. Nichols, Jefferson P. Ward