Unitary Image Formed By Compiling Sub-areas Of Same Scene (e.g., Array Of Cameras) Patents (Class 348/218.1)
  • Patent number: 10694104
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus cuts out a plurality of background images and foreground images from a plurality of images, and stores a plurality of cutout foreground images and an alignment coefficient calculated from an image prior to cutout of each foreground image, the plurality of foreground images being stored in association with the alignment coefficient. Moreover, the image processing apparatus generates a background combined image by combining cutout background images, and selects any of the stored foreground images based on designation of a position in the background combined image. Then, image processing apparatus determines an alignment coefficient of the selected foreground image by using the alignment coefficient associated with the selected foreground image, and combines the selected foreground image and the background combined image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yusuke Kawai
  • Patent number: 10685426
    Abstract: An imaging system for adaptively generating panoramic images and methods for manufacturing and using same are provided. The system includes an imaging device configured to capture digital images at a plurality of image capture positions. The system further includes a processor configured to identify an overlapping portion of first and second images captured at respective first and second image capture positions, determine a stitching position quality measure for a plurality of stitching positions in the overlapping portion of the first and second images, and select a stitching position based on the determined stitching position quality measures of the plurality of stitching positions of the first and second images. The processor is also configured to stitch the first and second images together at the selected stitching position to generate a panoramic image and determine a third image capture position based on the stitching position quality measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zisheng Cao, Zhanli Zhang, Junjie Chen, Mingyu Wang
  • Patent number: 10681340
    Abstract: An electronic device and method are disclosed herein. The electronic device includes a display, a memory and a processor. The processor implements the method, including displaying a first image through the display, storing screen information associated with the first image in a memory, detecting whether the electronic device is mounted on the wearable device, generating a second image corresponding to a view point of the first image based on the stored screen information, and displaying the generated second image through the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Bae Park, Woo-Taek Song, Young-Jae Choi, Hyuk Kang, Tae-Ho Kim, Tae-Gun Park, Gyu-Cheol Choi
  • Patent number: 10681329
    Abstract: A camera and associated method of operation, the camera comprising a plurality of sensor systems, each sensor system comprising at least one spatial sensor and at least one image sensor, wherein at least part of a field of view of one or more or each of the sensor systems differs to at least part of the field of view of at least one or each other of the sensor systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NCTech Ltd
    Inventors: Neil Tocher, Cameron Ure, Mansour Ahmadian
  • Patent number: 10678123
    Abstract: A system for capturing a panoramic image of a shoe sole includes a processor and a panoramic image capturing device that is disposed apart from an attachment surface of the shoe sole. The panoramic image capturing device captures a panoramic image of the attachment surface and an inner surface of a sidewall of the shoe sole. The panoramic image capturing device outputs the panoramic image. The processor obtains the panoramic image outputted by the panoramic image capturing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Pou Chen Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Yu Hsu, Ying-Chih Chen, Ting-Hsueh Chuang
  • Patent number: 10672136
    Abstract: An active depth detection system can generate a depth map from an image and user interaction data, such as a pair of clicks. The active depth detection system can be implemented as a recurrent neural network that can receive the user interaction data as runtime inputs after training. The active depth detection system can store the generated depth map for further processing, such as image manipulation or real-world object detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Kun Duan, Daniel Ron, Chongyang Ma, Ning Xu, Shenlong Wang, Sumant Milind Hanumante, Dhritiman Sagar
  • Patent number: 10672104
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating an extrapolated image from an existing film or video content, which can be displayed beyond the borders of the existing file or video content to increase viewer immersiveness, are provided. The present principles provide to generating the extrapolated image without salient objects included therein, that is, objects that may distract the viewer from the main image. Such an extrapolated image is generated by determining salient areas and generating the extrapolated image with lesser salient objects included in its place. Alternatively, salient objects can be detected in the extrapolated image and removed. Additionally, selected salient objects may be added to the extrapolated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS, SAS
    Inventors: Fabrice Urban, Philippe Guillotel, Laura Turban
  • Patent number: 10663691
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes imaging techniques and devices having improved autofocus capabilities. The imaging techniques can include actively illuminating a scene and determining distances over the entire scene and so that a respective distance to each object or point in the scene can be determined. Thus, distances to all objects in a scene (within a particular range) at any given instant can be stored. A preview of the image can be displayed so as to allow a user to select a region of the scene of interest. In response to the user's selection, the imager's optical assembly can be adjusted automatically, for example, to a position that corresponds to optimal image capture of objects at the particular distance of the selected region of the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ams Sensors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Christian Tang-Jespersen, Michael Kiy, Miguel Bruno Vaello PaƱos, Florin Cutu, James Patrick Long, Hartmut Rudmann
  • Patent number: 10659508
    Abstract: A computer implemented education and playbook system, method, and apparatus for providing an interactive, recursive and in situ coaching system. A coach can use a portable electronic device to transmit play information to a number of players via wearable electronic devices, including the claimed helmet apparatus, the play then being filmed and time stamped for subsequent review and storage in a coach's practice plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: REPETIX, LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Rolih
  • Patent number: 10659754
    Abstract: A gain in multi-view coding is achieved as follows: the residual signal involved with coding a dependent view of the multi-view signal is predicted from a reference residual signal of the current picture of the reference view using block-granular disparity-compensated prediction, i.e. using disparity compensated prediction with a disparity defined at, and varying with, block granularity so that each block of the current picture of the dependent view has its own disparity displacement such as its own disparity vector, associated therewith. In other words, a remaining similarity between the residual signal involved with predictively coding the reference view is used in order to predict the residual signal involved with predictively coding the dependent view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Heiko Schwarz, Thomas Wiegand, Martin Winken
  • Patent number: 10650505
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to image processing, and more particularly to generate a high resolution image from multiple low resolution images. In an embodiment, the system collects a plurality of low resolution images as input, processes the collected images, and generates a high resolution image as output. During this process, the system pre-processes the collected low resolution images, and during this process, at least one characteristic of each of the low resolution image is changed with respect to a reference image. After the pre-processing stage, the images are then enhanced based on a plurality of final enhancement factors that are dynamically determined. Further, the enhanced images are fused to generate the high resolution image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Achanna Anil Kumar, Narendra N, M Girish Chandra, Balamuralidhar P
  • Patent number: 10634830
    Abstract: For causing a near-infrared light image obtained through imaging in a second imaging mode to be easily viewed while suppressing an increase in size and number of components, in a case where an imaging unit is operating in the second imaging mode, a change region where there is a change is detected through comparison with the second image data that the imaging unit has acquired before the second image data, from within the second image data acquired by the imaging unit. Combination image data obtained by combining the change region image data corresponding to the change region within the second image data with background image data of a color image generated on the basis of first image data acquired in a first imaging mode immediately before the second imaging mode by the imaging unit and corresponding to a background region different from the change region within the second image data is generated on the basis of the detection result of the change region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kunugise, Yousuke Naruse
  • Patent number: 10638139
    Abstract: A conversion from a dynamic range conversion image into a desired image is performed in a favorable manner. A setting unit sets a plurality of items of knee position information about a conversion from a first dynamic range image into a second dynamic range image. An encoding unit encodes the second dynamic range image to generate encoded data. A determination unit determines priority order of the plurality of items of knee position information. An adding unit adds the plurality of items of knee position information to the encoded data of the second dynamic range image, with the priority order given to the plurality of items of knee position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuhisa Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10621713
    Abstract: An example system includes a sensor housing defining a plurality of horizontal layers and a controller. The sensor housing includes a plurality of light-emitted diode (LED) light sources, a plurality of cameras, and a plurality of optical devices. Each camera of the plurality of cameras is positioned within a respective horizontal layer of the plurality of horizontal layers and configured to detect a respective range of wavelengths of light. The plurality of optical devices is configured to receive light reflected by the surface through a common input lens and direct the light to one of the cameras of the plurality of cameras depending on a wavelength of the light. The controller is configured to receive signals from the plurality of cameras indicative of the light reflected by the surface and determine whether there is any foreign object debris material on the surface using the signals from the plurality of cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Morteza Safai
  • Patent number: 10623669
    Abstract: An image capturing control apparatus includes a control unit and a plurality of image processing units. The control unit is configured to perform a read-out control of an image capturing unit such that image signals are read out in parallel, the image signals generated under different image capturing conditions for every pixel line group of a plurality of pixel lines of the image capturing unit. The plurality of image processing units are configured to process the image signals read out from the image capturing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seijiro Sakane
  • Patent number: 10623648
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus capable of restricting the possibility that, in imaging after the orientation of a camera is adjusted, imaging is performed with the camera orientation deviated from the adjusted orientation, includes a display control unit configured to perform control to perform 2-area enlargement display for displaying live view images captured in two different areas horizontally or vertically separated from each other by an imaging unit, side by side on a display unit, and a control unit configured to perform control, in a live view display in a state where the 2-area enlargement display is not performed, not to display a display item for receiving an imaging instruction through a touch operation, and in a case where the 2-area enlargement display is performed, to display the display item for receiving an imaging instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Emi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10616563
    Abstract: A reconfigurable imaging apparatus, a computer-implemented method, and an imaging system are described. Generally, the apparatus includes platforms. Each platform houses one or more optical sensors. A pivotal connector is connected with at least two platforms and supports a relative movement of such platforms with respect to one another. Hence, the platforms can be arranged and switched between different arrangements based on the pivotal connector, thereby allowing a reconfiguration of the apparatus. In an example, arrangement, the optical sensors are pointed in different directions to cover different fields of views, thereby supporting monoscopic imagery. In another example arrangement, the optical sensors are pointed in substantially a same direction to cover substantially a same field of view, thereby supporting stereoscopic imagery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Michael G. Taylor, Glenn T. Black, Todd S. Tokubo
  • Patent number: 10611108
    Abstract: A wafer-level method for manufacturing yardless lenses includes (a) depositing light-curable lens resin between a mold and a first side of a transparent substrate, wherein the first side of the transparent substrate has an opaque coating with a plurality of apertures respectively aligned with a plurality of lens-shaped recesses of the mold, and (b) exposing a second side of the transparent substrate, facing away from the first side, to light, thereby illuminating portions of the light-curable lens resin aligned with the plurality of apertures to form a respective plurality of yardless lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mao-Chin Wang, Chia-Yang Chang, Shao-Fan Kao
  • Patent number: 10616462
    Abstract: An image capture control method comprises: inclining a lens relative to a respective initial optical axis, to change a ratio of pixels distributed along first and second directions in an effective region of an image sensing unit that is in an imaging system and corresponds to the lens, wherein the effective region is a region in which light through the lens is imaged on the corresponding image sensing unit, the first and second directions are perpendicular to the initial optical axis and each other, the image sensing unit comprises pixels distributed in array, and the pixels are used for recording multidirectional view information of a same object of a scene; and capturing an image of the scene by using the imaging system. Proportions of parallax information recorded by the image sensing unit in the first and second directions are changeable, and view information can be differential captured in different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD
    Inventor: Lin Du
  • Patent number: 10607055
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a method for authenticating a finger of a user of an electronic device comprising a fingerprint sensor for sensing a fingerprint pattern, the method comprising the steps of: acquiring a candidate fingerprint image; determining, based on the candidate fingerprint image, a humidity level indication indicative of the humidity level of the finger; performing an authentication pre-process based on the humidity level indication; performing a fingerprint authentication process based on the pre-process to authenticate the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Fingerprint Cards AB
    Inventors: Kenneth Jonsson, David Tingdahl
  • Patent number: 10609311
    Abstract: The provided solution is an optical system comprising an image sensor and a collecting entrance lens having a predetermined field of view, the optical device further comprising a dynamically configurable light barrier having at least two masking elements, the dynamically configurable light barrier being configured so that only one of the masking elements can be set in a state in which light passes through, the at least two masking elements being configured so that images acquired by the image sensor when one of the at least two masking elements is configured in a state in which light passes through represent different portions of the predetermined field of view than images acquired by the image sensor when another one of the at least two masking elements is configured in a state in which light passes through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Alexandre Delattre
  • Patent number: 10600187
    Abstract: A trajectory detection device includes a lens configured to receive an image of a field of view. An array of microlenses is configured to create an array of light field images based on the image. A detector array includes a plurality of photon sensitive photodetectors. The detector array is configured to generate output signals from each photodetector based on the array of light field images. A controller is configured to integrate the output signals over an integration period. At least a portion of the output signals are modulated at a modulating frequency having a modulating frequency cycle time that is smaller than the integration period. A three-dimensional image of motion in the field of view is generated based on the integration of the modulated output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: OWL AUTONOMOUS IMAGING, INC.
    Inventor: Eugene M. Petilli
  • Patent number: 10594948
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a unit pixel cell. The unit pixel cell captures first data in a first exposure period and captures second data in a second exposure period different from the first exposure period, the first exposure period and the second exposure period being included in a frame period. A sensitivity per unit time of the unit pixel cell in the first exposure period is different from a sensitivity per unit time of the unit pixel cell in the second exposure period. The imaging device outputs multiple-exposure image data including at least the first data and the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Satou, Yasuo Miyake, Yasunori Inoue, Tokuhiko Tamaki
  • Patent number: 10587773
    Abstract: Enhancing image quality of an initial full image of a document page includes obtaining the initial full image of a document page, determining that at least a subset of text in the initial full image does not meet a predefined readability criterion, identifying at least one of a plurality of page fragments in the initial full image of the document page for enhancement, and sending an instruction to a mobile device to provide a photograph of the at least one of the page fragments. The photograph provides a separate fragment image for the at least one of the page fragments. The separate fragment image is then obtained from the mobile device and merged into the initial full image to provide an enhanced full image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: EVERNOTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Pashintsev, Boris Gorbatov, Leonid Kitainik
  • Patent number: 10587828
    Abstract: A camera for generating distortion free images and a method thereof is disclosed. The camera includes a plurality of lenses, wherein each of the plurality of lenses has a dedicated sensor. The camera further includes a processor communicatively coupled to the plurality of lenses. The camera further includes a memory communicatively coupled to the processor and having instructions stored thereon, causing the processor, on execution to capture a plurality of images through the plurality of lenses and to generate a single distortion free image from the plurality of images based on a deep learning technique trained using a mapping of each of a plurality of sets of low resolution images generated in one or more environments to an associated distortion free image, wherein one or more low resolution images in each of the plurality of sets are distorted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Sethuraman Ulaganathan, Manjunath Ramachandra, Prasanna Hegde, Adrita Barari
  • Patent number: 10574912
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology may comprise methods and apparatus for an image sensor capable of simultaneous integration of electrons and holes. According to an exemplary embodiment, the image sensor comprises a backside-illuminated hybrid bonded stacked chip image sensor comprising a pixel circuit array, and each pixel circuit comprising a charge storage capacitor oriented in a vertical direction in a deep trench isolation region. Both the electrons and holes are generated and integrated (collected) in the pixel simultaneously, and the charge storage capacitor is used for storing the signal generated by holes in the high light level illuminated pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Jaroslav Hynecek
  • Patent number: 10572975
    Abstract: A method for providing a user interface to stitch surveillance images of a scene is applied to an electronic device and includes providing a master camera and a slave camera for monitoring two surveillance regions of the scene, providing an identical feature in an overlapped area between the two surveillance regions to make the identical feature present in a master image captured by the master camera for one surveillance region and a slave image captured by the slave camera for the other surveillance region, the electronic device displaying the user interface, and the electronic device stitching the master image and the slave image according to the identical feature when a stitching function is triggered. The user interface has a master image zone displaying the master image, a stitching zone displaying the slave image, and a stitched zone displaying a stitched image for the master and slave images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Chi Chang, Yi-Hsuen Shih, Nian-Ci Lan
  • Patent number: 10566771
    Abstract: A method for assembling electric switching systems includes wiring and/or connecting electric components together at specific connection points may be used in conjunction with an assembly support device for simplifying and/or checking the assembly of such electric switching systems. A respective component which is provided for connecting in the switching system is identified by an identifying device. At least one target connection point where the identified component is to be connected is determined by a connection point determining device on the basis of the component identified by the identifying device, and the actual connection point where the component has actually been connected is monitored by a monitoring device. If the detected actual connection point deviates from the target connection point, an error message is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Leibherr-Components Biberach GmbH
    Inventor: Oliver Fenker
  • Patent number: 10554928
    Abstract: A telepresence device is disclosed, which includes a display and a camera array including cameras configured to capture images of a local subject through the display and output a plurality of local captured images. The telepresence device also includes a local tile selector configured to select a plurality of tiles from the plurality of local captured images based on remote subject point of view (POV) data received from a remote device. The local tile selector outputs local image data that comprises the plurality of selected tiles. The local image data is sent to the remote device to composite an image of the local subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Ross Garrett Cutler
  • Patent number: 10554993
    Abstract: An image coding method includes: writing, into a sequence parameter set, buffer description defining information for defining a plurality of buffer descriptions; selecting one of the buffer descriptions for each processing unit that is a picture or a slice, and writing buffer description selecting information for specifying the selected buffer description, into a first header of the processing unit which is included in the coded bitstream; and coding the processing unit using the selected buffer description, and the buffer description defining information includes long-term information for identifying, among a plurality of reference pictures indicated in the buffer descriptions, a reference picture to be assigned as a long-term reference picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Viktor Wahadaniah, Chong Soon Lim, Sue Mon Thet Naing, Hai Wei Sun, Takahiro Nishi, Hisao Sasai, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: 10547853
    Abstract: A video coding device may identify a network abstraction layer (NAL) unit. The video coding device may determine whether the NAL unit includes an active parameter set for a current layer. When the NAL unit includes the active parameter set for the current layer, the video coding device may set an NAL unit header layer identifier associated with the NAL unit to at least one of: zero, a value indicative of the current layer, or a value indicative of a reference layer of the current layer. The NAL unit may be a picture parameter set (PPS) NAL unit. The NAL unit may be a sequence parameter set (SPS) NAL unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: VID SCALE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong He, Yan Ye, Xiaoyu Xiu, Yuwen He
  • Patent number: 10531069
    Abstract: A single image sensor including an array of uniformly and continuously spaced light-sensing pixels in conjunction with a plurality of lenses that focus light reflected from an object onto a plurality of different pixel regions of the image sensor, each lens focusing light on a different one of the pixel regions enables a controller, including a processor and an object detection module, coupled to the single image to analyze the pixel regions, to generate a three-dimensional (3D) image of the object through a plurality of images obtained with the image sensor, generate a depth map that calculates depth values for pixels of at least the object, detect 3D motion of the object using the depth values, create a 3D model of the object based on the 3D image, and track 3D motion of the object based on the 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ultrahaptics IP Two Limited
    Inventor: David Holz
  • Patent number: 10531007
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for supporting zoom operations using a plurality of optical chain modules, e.g., camera modules, are described. Switching between use of groups of optical chains with different focal lengths is used to support zoom operations. Digital zoom is used in some cases to support zoom levels corresponding to levels between the zoom levels of different optical chain groups or discrete focal lengths to which optical chains may be switched. In some embodiments optical chains have adjustable focal lengths and are switched between different focal lengths. In other embodiments optical chains have fixed focal lengths with different optical chain groups corresponding to different fixed focal lengths. Composite images are generate from images captured by multiple optical chains of the same group and/or different groups. Composite image is in accordance with a user zoom control setting. Individual composite images may be generated and/or a video sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Light Labs Inc.
    Inventor: Rajiv Laroia
  • Patent number: 10523946
    Abstract: An image coding method includes: writing, into a sequence parameter set, buffer description defining information for defining a plurality of buffer descriptions; writing, into the sequence parameter set, reference list description defining information for defining a plurality of reference list descriptions corresponding to the buffer descriptions; and writing, into a first header of each processing unit which is included in a coded bitstream, buffer description selecting information for specifying a selected buffer description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Viktor Wahadaniah, Chong Soon Lim, Sue Mon Thet Naing, Hai Wei Sun, Takahiro Nishi, Hisao Sasai, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: 10515436
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium encoded with a computer-readable program, which when executed by a processor, will cause a computer to execute a computational method, the computational method including collecting an image data, wherein the collecting the image data comprises collecting a first plurality of RGB images and a second plurality of hyperspectral images. The method further includes orthorectifying the image data to produce an RGB based orthophoto and a partially rectified hyperspectral orthophoto. The method further includes selecting tie features from each of the RGB based orthophoto and the partially rectified hyperspectral orthophoto. Lastly, the method includes registering the features of the partially rectified hyperspectral orthophoto into the tie features of the RGB based orthophoto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventor: Ayman F. Habib
  • Patent number: 10515442
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus performs image processing for correcting a lateral chromatic aberration that contains a rotationally symmetrical component and a shift component, for an input image generated by image capturing using an optical system. The image processing apparatus includes a first acquirer configured to acquire first component information on a first component that is one of the rotationally symmetrical component and the shift component, the first component information being acquired and stored before the input image is acquired, a second acquirer configured to acquire the second component information on a second component that is the other of the rotationally symmetrical component and the shift component based on the color shift amount, by using the input image and the first component information, and a corrector configured to perform a correction process with the first component information and the second component information for the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Ida
  • Patent number: 10509218
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a detection unit configured to detect a failure requiring reimaging relating to an image captured using a digital microscope by evaluating the image, and a generation unit configured to, if the failure was detected by the detection unit, generate setting information for setting an imaging condition for during reimaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Watanabe, Nobuhiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10506155
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus and an image stitching method there are provided, where the method includes the following steps. A scene is detected by using a first image sensor and a second image sensor of the image capturing apparatus to generate first photographing information and second photographing information. The scene is captured by the first image sensor according to the first photographing information and the second photographing information to respectively generate a first image and a first auxiliary image. The scene is captured by the second image sensor according to the second photographing information and the first photographing information to respectively generate a second image and a second auxiliary image. The first image and the first auxiliary image are fused, and the second image and the second auxiliary image are fused so as to obtain fused results corresponding to overlapping regions, and a stitched image is accordingly generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventor: Sergio Cantero Clares
  • Patent number: 10491835
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus (100) includes a first imaging unit (13), a second imaging unit (103) configured to image an object in an opposite direction from the first imaging unit, a detection unit (44) configured to detect an orientation of the imaging apparatus, and a control unit (50) configured to perform control for displaying an image captured by the first imaging unit and an image captured by the second imaging unit on a display unit (28) at the same time. The control unit performs control so that the image captured by the second imaging unit is displayed after being rotated if the detection unit detects that the orientation of the imaging apparatus is a predetermined orientation, in a case where the image captured by the second imaging unit is displayed together with the image captured by the first imaging unit without being reversed by a mirror image reversal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasufumi Oyama
  • Patent number: 10491366
    Abstract: A communication control device includes a synchronization detection unit that detects a synchronization timing from a synchronization signal, and a transmission control unit that causes a communication unit to transmit a control signal, for changing a communication route of data to which a flag specified on the basis of the synchronization signal is added, to a network switch performing relay between a reception device and a plurality of transmission devices transmitting the data to which the flag is added while changing the flag at the synchronization timing. The control signal is transmitted at a timing corresponding to the synchronization timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuto Masuda
  • Patent number: 10484662
    Abstract: A multiview camera and multiview imaging system provide a plurality of different cropped images corresponding to a virtual screen located in a scene. The multiview camera includes a plurality of cameras configured to capture different images of a scene that have an overlapping portion in common. The multiview camera further includes an image processor configured to provide cropped images from the captured images according to a cropping window defined within the overlapping portion. The cropping window corresponds to a virtual screen located within the scene. An arrangement of the cameras corresponds to an arrangement of views of a multiview display configured to display the cropped images. The multiview imaging system further includes the multiview display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LEIA INC.
    Inventor: David A. Fattal
  • Patent number: 10474148
    Abstract: Systems and methods for navigating an unmanned aerial vehicle are provided. One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for navigating an unmanned aerial vehicle. The method includes capturing, by one or more processors associated with a flight management system of an unmanned aerial vehicle, one or more images. The method includes assessing, by the one or more processors, signals from an inertial measurement unit (IMU). The method includes processing, by the one or more processors, the one or more captured images based on the assessed signals to generate one or more corrected images. The method includes processing, by the one or more processors, the one or more generated corrected images to approximate position data. The method includes causing, by the one or more processors, the unmanned aerial vehicle to be controlled based on the position data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Thomas Clynne
  • Patent number: 10475222
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed for automatically creating a group shot image by intelligently selecting a best frame of a video clip to use as a base frame and then intelligently merging features of other frames into the base frame. In an embodiment, this involves determining emotional alignment scores and eye scores for the individual frames of the video clip. The emotional alignment scores for the frames are determined by assessing the faces in each of the frames with respect to an emotional characteristic (e.g., happy, sad, neutral, etc.). The eye scores for the frames are determined based on assessing the states of the eyes (e.g., fully open, partially open, closed, etc.) of the faces in individual frames. Comprehensive scores for the individual frames are determined based on the emotional alignment scores and the eye scores, and the frame having the best comprehensive score is selected as the base frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Shah, Andaleeb Fatima
  • Patent number: 10477096
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to an electronic device including a camera module capturing a video, a memory, and a processor sequentially storing, in the memory, each of a plurality of frames respectively focused during the video capture on a plurality of frame areas selected from the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ho-Suk Han
  • Patent number: 10477230
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining a derived disparity vector (DV) directly from associated depth block for motion vector prediction in three-dimensional video encoding or decoding are disclosed. Input data associated with current motion information of a current texture block of a current texture picture in a current dependent view and a depth block associated with the current texture block are received. The derived DV for the current texture block based on the depth block is then determined and used for inter-view or temporal motion vector prediction (MVP). If the current motion information corresponds to inter-view prediction, the current DV is encoded or decoded using the derived DV as a MVP. If the current motion information corresponds to temporal prediction, the current MV is encoded or decoded using a derived MV of a corresponding texture block in a reference view as the MVP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Jian-Liang Lin, Yi-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 10469739
    Abstract: Consumption information associated with a user consuming a first video segment may be obtained. The consumption information may define user engagement during a video segment and/or user response to the video segment. Consumption information associated with the user consuming a second video segment may be obtained. A first set of capture settings associated with capture of the first video segment may be obtained. A second set of capture settings associated with capture of the second video segment may be obtained. The preferences for the capture settings of the image capturing device may be determined based upon the first and second set of capture settings. Instructions may be transmitted to the image capturing device. The instructions may include the determined preferences for the capture settings and may be configured to cause the image capturing device to adjust the capture settings to the determined preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joven Matias, Suejin Kim
  • Patent number: 10467740
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for feedback on and improving the accuracy of super-resolution imaging. In some embodiments, a low resolution image of a specimen can be obtained using a low resolution objective of a microscopy inspection system. A super-resolution image of at least a portion of the specimen can be generated from the low resolution image of the specimen using a super-resolution image simulation. Subsequently, an accuracy assessment of the super-resolution image can be identified based on one or more degrees of equivalence between the super-resolution image and one or more actually scanned high resolution images of at least a portion of one or more related specimens identified using a simulated image classifier. Based on the accuracy assessment of the super-resolution image, it can be determined whether to further process the super-resolution image. The super-resolution image can be further processed if it is determined to further process the super-resolution image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NANOTRONICS IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew C. Putman, John B. Putman, Vadim Pinskiy, Joseph Succar
  • Patent number: 10462476
    Abstract: Aspects of data compression/decompression for neural networks are described herein. The aspects may include a model data converter configured to convert neural network content values into pseudo video data. The neural network content values may refer to weight values and bias values of the neural network. The pseudo video data may include one or more pseudo frames. The aspects may further include a compression module configured to encode the pseudo video data into one or more neural network data packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI CAMBRICON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tianshi Chen, Yuzhe Luo, Qi Guo, Shaoli Liu, Yunji Chen
  • Patent number: 10453204
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards systems and methods for generating a new aligned image from a plurality of burst image. The systems and methods subdivide a reference image into a plurality of local regions and a subsequent image into a plurality of corresponding local regions. Additionally, the systems and methods detect a plurality of feature points in each of the reference image and the subsequent image and determine matching feature point pairs between the reference image and the subsequent image. Based on the matching feature point pairs, the systems and methods determine at least one homography of the reference image to the subsequent image. Based on the homography, the systems and methods generate a new aligned image that is that is pixel-wise aligned to the reference image. Furthermore, the systems and methods refines boundaries between local regions of the new aligned image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Zhaowen Wang, Hailin Jin
  • Patent number: 10450143
    Abstract: A transport system includes a plurality of transport vehicles. Each transport vehicle includes: a distance detecting portion configured to detect a distance to a preceding transport vehicle, which is another transport vehicle traveling in front of the corresponding transport vehicle; a signal transmitting portion for transmitting a start signal to a subsequent transport vehicle, which is another transport vehicle traveling behind the corresponding transport vehicle; and a signal receiving portion for receiving the start signal that is transmitted from the preceding transport vehicle. Each transport vehicle is configured to transmit, when starting to travel, the start signal using the signal transmitting portion, to start to travel upon receiving the start signal from the preceding transport vehicle using the signal receiving portion, and to stop when the distance to the preceding transport vehicle that is detected by the distance detecting portion is equal to or smaller than a set distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryuya Murakami