Unitary Image Formed By Compiling Sub-areas Of Same Scene (e.g., Array Of Cameras) Patents (Class 348/218.1)
  • Patent number: 11017012
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for ranking media effects. For example, systems and methods described herein enable a user to select and apply one or more media effects to a media communication such as a digital photograph or video. Systems and methods described herein identify and rank media effects based on characteristics associated with the user and the user's client-computing device. Furthermore, systems and methods described herein automatically present the top-ranked media effects to the user such that the user can easily select and apply one or more media effects that are tailored specifically to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Ling Javier, Sachin Monga, Kristina Varshavskaya, Daniil Burdakov, Ittai Sean Barzilay, Volodymyr Giginiak, Harshdeep Singh, Connor C Hayes
  • Patent number: 11004167
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes a capture part acquiring image data, and a display displaying an image on a display based on the image data. First information acquired includes at least either an azimuth angle or an elevation angle as a direction of the image and at least either an angle of view of the image or angle-of-view related information calculating the angle of view. When a second direction of a second image is included within a range of a first angle of view in a first direction of a first image, the second image is associated with the first image, and the first image is displayed within the display, and display is performed in a state in which the second image to be associated with the first image is overlapped on the first image within the display as the second image or second information indicating the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobutaka Okuyama, Ryuji Nishimura, Susumu Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10983329
    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: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Watanabe, Nobuhiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10976568
    Abstract: The present invention provides a camera device with an anti-shake mechanism and a deflection optical system, which does not deteriorate image performance due to movement of the lens. An optical system includes, from an object side, a reflecting part configured to deflect an optical axis, imaging lens sets, and an imaging element. Image shake of an axis perpendicular to a plane formed by an optical axis of the imaging lens sets and a reflected optical axis of the object side by the reflecting part is corrected by rotation of the reflecting part. Image shake of an axis that is parallel to the reflected optical axis of the object side is corrected by moving the imaging lens sets including the zoom optical system as a whole along a direction perpendicular to the optical axis of the imaging lens sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10977487
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring sensors via surveillance cameras is disclosed. In the system, surveillance cameras generating image data of scenes, where the sensors are included in the scenes. The sensors detect information concerning the scenes and encode the information so that it can be derived from the image data. Preferably, the sensors encode the information concerning the scenes by modulating a visible light source, the signals of which are captured within the image data by the cameras. An analytics system then analyzes the image data and decodes the information from the sensors encoded within the image data. Preferably, an integrated analytics system of the cameras executes the analysis. Exemplary sensors include sensors for detecting temperature, moisture, audio/voice, and product selection in a retail premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Burke, Kenneth Miller
  • Patent number: 10979652
    Abstract: A camera module includes: a base plate; and a plurality of cameras disposed on the base plate and spaced apart from one another. The plurality of cameras include: fixed cameras that are immovable with respect to the base plate; and movable cameras that are each configured to move with respect to the base plate and rotate around a fixed camera among the fixed cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Woo Jun, Chul Choi
  • Patent number: 10958820
    Abstract: A sensor device has a sensor base with a sensor mount, for which different sensor assemblies are attachable to the sensor mount. The sensor base transmits different settings to the sensor assembly via the sensor mount interface. The transmission preferably is wireless, rather than using mechanical connectors. The sensor assembly stores the settings in control registers that determine the settings for the capture of sensor data. In one approach, the sensor base includes an application processor and software executing on the application processor determines the settings. The control registers for the sensor assembly are thus software programmable, allowing different settings to be applied to different samples of sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Scenera, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Lee, Andrew Augustine Wajs, Seungoh Ryu, Chien Lim
  • Patent number: 10958848
    Abstract: A digital camera includes an image sensor that can receive a light beam from a subject in a first region (one block) and a second region (another block) and capture images in the first region and second region on different conditions and a control unit that controls image capture by applying multiple image capture conditions to a first process at least in the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10948705
    Abstract: A device for recording images is provided, an image-recording device and an illumination device being arranged on the same side of a specimen plane in said device. The image-recording device has illumination portions, for example individual light sources, which are actuatable independently of one another in order to be able to illuminate a specimen in the specimen plane at different angles and/or from different directions. In this way, it is possible to record a plurality of images with different illuminations, which can be combined to form a results image with improved properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Gaiduk, Markus Sticker, Lars Stoppe, Ralf Wolleschensky
  • Patent number: 10951847
    Abstract: A method of an electronic device including an image sensor that acquires an optical signal corresponding to an object and a controller that controls the image sensor, is provided. The method includes identifying a mode for generating an image corresponding to the object by using the optical signal, determining a setting of at least one image attribute to be used for generating the image at least based on the mode, generating image data by using pixel data corresponding to the optical signal at least based on the setting, and displaying the image corresponding to the object through a display functionally connected to the electronic device at least based on the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwa-Young Kang, Dong-Soo Kim, Moon-Soo Kim, Young-Kwon Yoon, Dong-Hoon Jang
  • Patent number: 10943335
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating hybrid tone mapping in camera systems according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes detecting a scene having a sequence of frames, and fusing the sequence of frames into a fused raw frame. The method may further include reconstructing the scene by performing global tone mapping and local tone mapping on the fused raw frame, and outputting an image reflecting the reconstructed scene based on the tone-mapped raw frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Nishimura, Aleksandar Sutic
  • Patent number: 10944902
    Abstract: Digital image generation through use of capture support data is described. In one example, an image capture device is configured to obtain capture support data from an imaging support system via a network through inclusion of a pre-capture system. The pre-capture system, for instance, is configured to obtain capture support data from an imaging support system via a network. The capture support data is configured for use by digital image processor along with raw image data received from an image sensor to generate a digital image, e.g., that is configured for rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Abhay Vinayak Parasnis, Oliver I. Goldman
  • Patent number: 10928635
    Abstract: A headset includes a display assembly. The display assembly has a primary portion and a peripheral portion. The primary portion of the display assembly is configured to emit a first portion of image light, and has a first field of view (FOV). The peripheral portion of the display assembly is configured to emit a second portion of the image light over a second FOV, and the peripheral portion is canted relative to the primary portion. The emitted first portion of image light and the emitted second portion of image light create a composite FOV from the perspective of an eyebox, and a seam between the first FOV and the second FOV is located in a peripheral region of the composite FOV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Daniel Trail, Andrew John Ouderkirk, Pasi Saarikko, Sharvil Shailesh Talati, Hee Yoon Lee, Behnam Bastani
  • Patent number: 10917566
    Abstract: An optimum situation determination imaging method and a device for performing the method. An optimum situation determination imaging method can include the step of an omnidirectional image processing device deciding whether or not a current imaging situation satisfies an optimum imaging situation condition, the omnidirectional image processing device performing imaging and generating a condition-satisfied omnidirectional image, wherein the optimum imaging situation condition can comprise a tilting condition of omnidirectional image processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LINKFLOW CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yongkuk Kim, Sungrae Cho, Yongjin Kim, Junse Kim
  • Patent number: 10911657
    Abstract: An image sensor chip, an electronic device, and a method for operating the image sensor chip are disclosed. The image sensor chip includes a frame synchronization signal converter configured to convert a first frame synchronization signal received from a first image sensor chip to generate a second frame synchronization signal, and an image generation block coupled to the frame synchronization signal converter and configured to generate image data based on the second frame synchronization signal at the same time point as the first frame synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Tae Chan Kim
  • Patent number: 10909707
    Abstract: Systems in accordance with embodiments of the invention can perform parallax detection and correction in images captured using array cameras. Due to the different viewpoints of the cameras, parallax results in variations in the position of objects within the captured images of the scene. Methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention provide an accurate account of the pixel disparity due to parallax between the different cameras in the array, so that appropriate scene-dependent geometric shifts can be applied to the pixels of the captured images when performing super-resolution processing. In a number of embodiments, generating depth estimates considers the similarity of pixels in multiple spectral channels. In certain embodiments, generating depth estimates involves generating a confidence map indicating the reliability of depth estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Florian Ciurea, Kartik Venkataraman, Gabriel Molina, Dan Lelescu
  • Patent number: 10904413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a camera module and mobile terminal having the same, and more particularly, to a camera module, including: a printed circuit board in which a plurality of sensor holes separated from each other in a length direction are formed; a plurality of image sensors connected to the printed circuit board; and a lens module disposed on a top portion of each of the plurality of image sensors, wherein the image sensors are attached to positions corresponding to the plurality of sensor holes on a bottom surface of the printed circuit board, and mobile terminal having the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Dongseuck Ko
  • Patent number: 10897609
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems that may improve and/or modify images captured using multiscopic image capture systems. In an example embodiment, burst image data is captured via a multiscopic image capture system. The burst image data may include at least one image pair. The at least one image pair is aligned based on at least one rectifying homography function. The at least one aligned image pair is warped based on a stereo disparity between the respective images of the image pair. The warped and aligned images are then stacked and a denoising algorithm is applied. Optionally, a high dynamic range algorithm may be applied to at least one output image of the aligned, warped, and denoised images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Tilton Barron, Stephen Joseph DiVerdi, Ryan Geiss
  • Patent number: 10884271
    Abstract: An image processing system for a vehicle can include a set of cameras generating image data of a surrounding environment of the vehicle, and a masking layer comprising a plurality of pixels. The system can detect, in first image data generated by the set of cameras, one or more light sources in a field of view of a respective camera of the set of cameras. The system can then activate a number of pixels of the masking layer to block each of the one or more light sources for the respective camera, preemptively bolstering a quality of second image data generated by the set of cameras while the masking layer blocks each of the one or more light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Meyhofer, David Rice
  • Patent number: 10880523
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of monitoring video from a plurality of body mounted video capturing devices, the method comprising: receiving video data from a first body mounted video capturing device of the said plurality; propagating video data received from the said first body mounted video capturing device, or video data derived therefrom, to a closed circuit television (CCTV) monitoring system by way of an input channel thereof; subsequently receiving video data from a second body mounted video capturing device of the said plurality different from the said first body mounted video capturing device; and propagating video data received from the said second body mounted video capturing device, or video data derived therefrom, to the said CCTV monitoring system by way of the same said input channel thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: EDESIX LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard McBride, Robin Anthony Iddon
  • Patent number: 10872476
    Abstract: Systems and methods for broadcasting strategy modes of autonomous vehicles are described. An autonomous vehicle may include one or more notification devices that broadcast a selected strategy mode for the autonomous vehicle. The selected strategy mode may include an uncoupled strategy mode, a permissive strategy mode, an assistive strategy mode, and a preventative strategy mode. The notification devices may include visual, audio, or signal notification devices. In addition, the autonomous vehicle may broadcast other information associated with the vehicle, such as a position, a velocity, a priority, or an identity of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Stuart Battles, James Christopher Curlander, Larry Felser, Gur Kimchi, Pragyana K. Mishra
  • Patent number: 10873298
    Abstract: An amplification unit contains two or more sets containing a plurality of amplification circuits, and amplifies power of an RF (Radio Frequency) signal. A combining unit contains two or more combiners corresponding to the two or more sets, combines RF signals output by the amplification circuits, and outputs a resultant RF signal. The amplification unit and the combining unit have two or more connectors which are arranged transversely. The amplification unit and the combining unit are attachable/detachable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuya Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 10868948
    Abstract: System and method for improving the shaving experience by providing improved visibility of the skin shaving area. A digital camera is integrated with the electric shaver for close image capturing of shaving area, and displaying it on a display unit. The display unit can be integral part of the electric shaver casing, or housed in a separated device which receives the image via a communication channel. The communication channel can be wireless (using radio, audio or light) or wired, such as dedicated cabling or using powerline communication. A light source is used to better illuminate the shaving area. Video compression and digital image processing techniques are used for providing for improved shaving results. The wired communication medium can simultaneously be used also for carrying power from the electric shaver assembly to the display unit, or from the display unit to the electric shaver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 10868959
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device including a memory that stores at least one command associated with an image encoding and a processor electrically connected to the memory. The command executed while the processor is operated divides a content generation buffer allocated in association with a specified content generation into a plurality of partial areas, stitches a previous image and a present image with respect to at least a portion of an area in which the present image overlaps with the previous image, and performs a parallel encoding on each of the partial areas of the stitched images in a specified block size when the stitched images are stored in the content generation buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jihwan Choe, In Sun Song, Jae Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10868945
    Abstract: A camera module has light-field camera(s) and high resolution camera(s), the light-field camera(s) have multiple-lens arrays above an image sensor. The light-field camera(s) have a lens element at a same level as a lens element of the high resolution camera, the lens elements bearing apertures. The multiple-lens array of the light-field camera is above the image sensor at a same level as a flat transparent plate of the high resolution camera. The cameras lens cubes are made simultaneously by bonding molded lens plates and spacer plates, the lens plates and spacer plates including an upper lens plate having upper light-field camera lens elements and upper high resolution camera lens elements with applied apertures, multiple spacer plates, a microlens plate bearing an array of microlenses in the light-field cameras, the microlens plate being flat and transparent in areas of the high resolution camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Teng-Sheng Chen, Jau-Jan Deng, Chia-Yang Chang, Wei-Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 10863083
    Abstract: Two image processing systems and an image processing method are provided. One of the image processing systems includes a first unit configured to output a portion of input image data, a second unit configured to transform a coordinate of input image data, and a third unit configured to output the image data processed by the first unit and the second unit as video data to be displayed on a display. The other one of the image processing system further includes a fourth unit configured to combine input image data of a plurality of images to output one piece of image data. The image processing method includes outputting a portion of input image data, transforming a coordinate of input image data, and outputting the image data as video data to be displayed on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Morioka
  • Patent number: 10857980
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a sensor cleaning system that cleans one or more sensors of an autonomous vehicle. Each sensor can have one or more corresponding sensor cleaning units that are configured to clean such sensor using a fluid (e.g., a gas or a liquid). Thus, the sensor cleaning system can include both a gas cleaning system and a liquid cleaning system. According to one aspect, the sensor cleaning system can provide individualized cleaning of the autonomous vehicle sensors. According to another aspect, a liquid cleaning system can be pressurized or otherwise powered by the gas cleaning system or other gas system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Wesly Mason Rice, Nikolaus Wittenstein, Zhizhuo Jin, Paul Kevin Smith, Sean Joseph Kennelly, Peter Brueckner, David Patrick Rice
  • Patent number: 10856007
    Abstract: Techniques are described related to output and removal of decoded pictures from a decoded picture buffer (DPB). The example techniques may remove a decoded picture from the DPB prior to coding a current picture. For instance, the example techniques may remove the decoded picture if that decoded picture is not identified in the reference picture set of the current picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Velos Media, LLC
    Inventors: Ye-Kui Wang, Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 10855878
    Abstract: A printable electronic document is received into a computerized device. The printable document contains original markings that can be printed on print media to produce a printed document. However, before printing, a computerized device adds first hidden markings to the printable electronic document. Such first hidden markings have a first vector graphic size. Further, the computerized device removes a pattern from the first hidden markings in the printable electronic document and adds (only to the removed pattern in the printable electronic document) second hidden markings that have the same vector graphic size as, but are out of phase with, the first hidden markings. Also, the computerized device adds geometrically shaped distraction markings to the printable electronic document. The geometrically shaped distraction markings have a second vector graphic size that is much larger than the first vector graphic size of the first and second hidden markings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Edward N. Chapman
  • Patent number: 10841489
    Abstract: A method for inspecting a surface (12) of a piece of nuclear power plant equipment includes scanning the surface (12) with an acquisition field (20) of a matrix array camera (14). The acquisition field (20) moves relative to the surface (12) at a movement speed. The method also includes acquiring, by means of the matrix array camera (14), an image (22) of the acquisition field (20), with a certain acquisition frequency. Each image (22) includes a first number of lines of pixels. The method also includes extracting, from each image (22), a first set of lines, the first set comprising a second number of continuous lines of pixels, the second number being between 2 and the first number; and constituting a final image (32) of the surface (12) by juxtaposing the lines extracted from each image (22). The movement speed, the acquisition frequency, the first number of lines and the second number of lines are chosen such that the final image (32) covers the entire surface (12) without interruption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: AREVA NP
    Inventor: Matthieu Taglione
  • Patent number: 10839485
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed that use super-resolution (SR) processes to use information from a plurality of low resolution (LR) images captured by an array camera to produce a synthesized higher resolution image. One embodiment includes obtaining input images using the plurality of imagers, using a microprocessor to determine an initial estimate of at least a portion of a high resolution image using a plurality of pixels from the input images, and using a microprocessor to determine a high resolution image that when mapped through the forward imaging transformation matches the input images to within at least one predetermined criterion using the initial estimate of at least a portion of the high resolution image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Dan Lelescu, Gabriel Molina, Kartik Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 10841500
    Abstract: A dual-aperture zoom digital camera operable in both still and video modes. The camera includes Wide and Tele imaging sections with respective lens/sensor combinations and image signal processors and a camera controller operatively coupled to the Wide and Tele imaging sections. The Wide and Tele imaging sections provide respective image data. The controller is configured to combine in still mode at least some of the Wide and Tele image data to provide a fused output image from a particular point of view, and to provide without fusion continuous zoom video mode output images, each output image having a given output resolution, wherein the video mode output images are provided with a smooth transition when switching between a lower zoom factor (ZF) value and a higher ZF value or vice versa, and wherein at the lower ZF the output resolution is determined by the Wide sensor while at the higher ZF value the output resolution is determined by the Tele sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Gal Shabtay, Ephraim Goldenberg, Oded Gigushinski, Noy Cohen
  • Patent number: 10821910
    Abstract: A hydraulic excavator has a first stereo camera and a second stereo camera. The first stereo camera has an imaging unit and an imaging unit. The second stereo camera has an imaging unit and an imaging unit. A case accommodates imaging unit and imaging unit inside. Case accommodates imaging unit and imaging unit inside. Case and case are attached to the outside of cab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Abe, Yoshiaki Honma, Takeshi Ikeda, Kazuhiro Murata
  • Patent number: 10819912
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first camera group including a first camera disposed in a first optical axis direction and a second camera disposed in a second optical axis direction, and having a first field of view (FOV), a second camera group including a third camera disposed in a third optical axis direction and a fourth camera disposed in a fourth optical axis direction, and having a second FOV covering an area at least partially different from an area covered by the first FOV, a first processor configured to process images acquired through the first camera group, a second processor configured to process images acquired through the second camera group, and a designated processor configured to control the first processor and the second processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Ki Jin
  • Patent number: 10810401
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensing device includes a fingerprint sensor and a processor. The fingerprint sensor is configured to acquire a plurality of fingerprint reference frames. The processor is coupled to the fingerprint sensor. The processor is configured to superimpose the plurality of fingerprint reference frames. The processor analyzes the plurality of fingerprint reference frames to determine multiple first regions and multiple second regions of the plurality of fingerprint reference frames. The processor calculates multiple reference pixel values of the plurality of fingerprint reference frames according to multiple weight value functions to generate a superimposed fingerprint frame. The weight value functions corresponding to the first regions of the plurality of fingerprint reference frames are linearly changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Gingy Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Chung Lo, Shih-Ju Ho, Chih-I Cheng
  • Patent number: 10805514
    Abstract: An image system for generating depth maps and color images includes a plurality of image sensors, at least one image processor, and at least one depth map generator. An image processor of the at least one image processor is coupled to at least one image sensor of the plurality of image sensors for generating luminance information represented by a first bit number and at least one color image represented by a second bit number according to at least one image captured by the at least one image sensor, wherein the at least one color image corresponds to the at least one image. A depth map generator of the at least one depth map generator is coupled to the image processor for generating a depth map corresponding to the at least one image according to the luminance information represented by the first bit number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: eYs3D Microelectronics, Co.
    Inventor: Chi-Feng Lee
  • Patent number: 10791364
    Abstract: The present invention enables a receiving side to easily recognize a high-quality format corresponding to encoded image data included in an extended video stream. Two video streams including a basic video stream including encoded image data of basic format image data, and an extended video stream including encoded image data of high-quality format image data of one type selected from a plurality of types are generated. A container of a predetermined format including the basic video stream and the extended video stream is transmitted. Information indicating a high-quality format corresponding to the encoded image data included in the extended video stream is inserted into the extended video stream and/or the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 10788828
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for operating an autonomous driving controller, the method including generating route information for the vehicle based on a rule, transitioning from an autonomous driving mode to an autonomous driving disable mode, in response to the driving route information not being generated for an amount of time greater than or equal to a threshold, tracking at least one neighboring vehicle based on data sensed by a sensor, and generating temporary driving route information based on a movement of the at least one neighboring vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cheolhun Jang
  • Patent number: 10785409
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure relate to an electronic device that combines a plurality of images. The electronic device may include a first camera including a first view angle, a second camera including a second view angle that is smaller than the first view angle, a memory, and a processor, and the processor obtains a first image including a first brightness and corresponding to an external object, using the first camera, obtains a plurality of second images including a second brightness and corresponding to the external object, using the second camera, generates an image that is corrected to include a brightness corresponding to the first brightness, based at least on the plurality of second images including the second brightness, and generates a composite image corresponding to the external object, based at least on at least a part of the first image including the first brightness and at least a part of the corrected image. Also, other embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Soongeun Jang
  • Patent number: 10776147
    Abstract: Migration configuration data for an organization migration to move application data and application services of a to-be-migrated organization hosted at a source system instance to a target system instance is received. Migration components respectively representing to-be-migrated systems of record in a to-be-migrated organization are registered. In response to receiving an instruction to enter a specific organization migration state, migration steps for each migration component in the migration components are identified for execution in the specific organization migration state. Each migration component in the migration components automatically executes migration steps determined for each such migration component for execution in the specific organization migration state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Alex Ovesea, Ilya Zaslavsky, Chen Liu, Alan Arbizu, Mikhail Chainani, Xiaodan Wang, Sridevi Gopala Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10778907
    Abstract: A camera assembly may include a first camera including a first light incident surface, a second camera including a second light incident surface, and a third camera including a third light incident surface. The first camera, the second camera, and the third camera may be spaced apart from each other in a same direction, and the second camera may be located between the first camera and the third camera. The first light incident surface and the second light incident surface may form a first preset angle in a range of 90° to 180°. The second light incident surface and the third light incident surface may form a second preset angle in a range of 90° to 180°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianqiang Lu
  • Patent number: 10778910
    Abstract: There is provided a method of processing digital images, comprising: selecting a reference digital image according to a uniform distribution requirement of pixel intensity values, performing for each certain overlapping image that overlaps with at least one other image at a respective overlapping region: computing a value for each respective gamma parameter for each channel of the certain overlapping image to obtain a correlation between pixel intensity values, corrected with the respective gamma parameters, of each channel of each overlapping region of the certain overlapping image, and pixel intensity values, corrected with respective gamma parameters, computed for each of the at least one other image, for each channel of each respective overlapping region, and creating corrected images by applying the computed value of each respective gamma parameter to the overlapping and non-overlapping regions of each certain overlapping image of the plurality of overlapping images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HumanEyes Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Ilya Kottel, David Sajman, Anton Bar
  • Patent number: 10761599
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for eye gesture recognition. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining an electrical signal that represents a measurement, by a photodetector, of an optical signal reflected from an eye and determining a depth map of the eye based on phase differences between the electrical signal generated by the photodetector and a reference signal. Further, the method includes determining gaze information that represents a gaze of the eye based on the depth map and providing output data representing the gaze information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Artilux, Inc.
    Inventors: Yun-Chung Na, Chien-Lung Chen, Han-Din Liu, Shu-Lu Chen
  • Patent number: 10764496
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a fast scan-type panoramic image synthesis method and device. The device includes: simultaneously acquiring two original images of the same angle of view, wherein one is an exposure-locked image and the other is a non-exposure-locked image; performing HDR processing on the two simultaneously acquired original images by using the exposure-locked image as a reference image to obtain an HDR processed outcome image; performing exposure compensation on the HDR processed outcome image of the current frame based on the temporary panoramic outcome image of the previous frame; and performing image fusion and synthesis according to the temporary panoramic outcome image of the previous frame and the exposure compensated HDR processed outcome image of the current frame to generate a new temporary panoramic outcome image of the current frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ArcSoft Corporation Limited
    Inventor: Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 10743024
    Abstract: To achieve a reduction in the amount of coding taken in the use of an asymmetric partition and to implement efficient encoding/decoding processes exploiting the characteristics of the asymmetric partition. An image decoding device includes a motion compensation parameter derivation unit configured to derive a motion compensation parameter indicating either a uni-prediction scheme or a bi-prediction scheme. In a case that a prediction unit has a size less than or equal to a predetermined value, the motion compensation parameter derivation unit is configured to derive the motion compensation parameter by switching between the prediction schemes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Yamamoto, Tomohiro Ikai, Yukinobu Yasugi
  • Patent number: 10742950
    Abstract: An apparatus for capturing digital stereoscopic images of a scene. The apparatus comprises a first pair of separated camera lens oriented such that a first imaginary line between the first pair of lens is substantially parallel with a horizon line a scene, wherein digital image data is capturable through the first pair of camera lens and storable in two separate digital image data bases corresponding to a left-eye horizontal view and a right-eye horizontal view respectively. The apparatus comprises a second pair of separated camera lens oriented such that a second imaginary line between the second pair of lens is substantially non-parallel with the horizon line, wherein digital image data is capturable through the second pair of camera lens and storable in two separate digital image data bases corresponding to a left-eye off-horizontal view and a right-eye off-horizontal view respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventor: David Cook
  • Patent number: 10742896
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus performs first calculation configured to calculate a conversion coefficient, with respect to images having a same exposure, with respect to a plurality of images, second calculation configured to calculate a conversion coefficient of images having different exposures, positional adjustment configured to execute positional adjustment with respect to the plurality of images by using the conversion coefficient calculated in the second calculation, and composition configured to execute composition with respect to the images to generate a composite image having a dynamic range and a viewing angle wider than the images, and in the second calculation an image used for detection with respect to a part of images from among the plurality of images is newly generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10735674
    Abstract: A system for generating an image of a region of interest (ROI) of a target object, the system including a camera, a target stage configured to receive the target object, the target stage configured to provide a translational movement and a rotational movement of the target object, and a controller. The controller is configured to control the camera and target stage to iteratively shift the target along scan trajectories of sample locations to capture images of each of a plurality of concentric rings and sub-rings of a predefined radial pitch over the ROI, the sample locations represented by polar coordinates defining sectors of each of the sub-rings. The controller is further configured to extract super resolution (SR) pixels from the images to reconstruct an SR image of each of the rings in the polar coordinates, and project the SR images into Cartesian coordinate images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Brian W. Anthony, Xian Du
  • Patent number: 10735653
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an image sensor and a processor. The image sensor may be configured to generate a sequence of video frames based on a targeted view of an environment. The processor may be configured to (A) perform an image stabilization on the sequence of video frames and (B) generate video analytics for the sequence of video frames, wherein the image stabilization comprises maintaining a horizon of the targeted view and is performed prior to generating the video analytics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ambarella International LP
    Inventor: Cheng-Yu Huang
  • Patent number: 10713525
    Abstract: [Object] To obtain a more useful image when an image including a 360° view around the camera is used without being remapped. [Solution] Provided is an image processing device including: an image acquisition unit that acquires a 360° image; and a rotational angle computation unit that computes a rotational angle of the 360° image in a manner that a reference point included in the 360° image is positioned in a designated orientation with respect to a center of the 360° image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuteru Matsumoto