Combined Image Signal Generator And General Image Signal Processing Patents (Class 348/222.1)
  • Patent number: 10295669
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for determining a distance to an object using a binary, event-based image sensor. In one aspect, the image sensor includes memory circuitry and address decode circuitry. In one aspect, activation of a photodiode of the image sensor array by receipt of one or more photons is able to be used directly as an input to logic circuitry. In one embodiment, the image sensor includes photodiodes operating in an avalanche photodiode mode or Geiger mode. In one embodiment, the imaging sensor includes photodiodes operating as thresholded integrating pixels. The imaging sensor can be fabricated from one or more substrates having at least a first and a second voltage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter Deane
  • Patent number: 10299065
    Abstract: A method alters an appearance of an emoji based on whether a listener is wearing headphones or earphones. During an electronic communication, an electronic device of the user receives the emoji and sound to play to the user. The electronic device determines whether the user is wearing headphones or earphones and alters an appearance of the emoji based on this determination so the user knows that the sound will externally localize as binaural sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Philip Scott Lyren
  • Patent number: 10295959
    Abstract: A holographic display with an illumination device, an enlarging unit and a light modulator. The illumination device includes at least one light source and a light collimation unit, the light collimation unit collimates the light of the at least one light source and generates a light wave field of the light that is emitted by the light source with a specifiable angular spectrum of plane waves, the enlarging unit is disposed downstream of the light collimation unit, seen in the direction of light propagation, where the enlarging unit includes a transmissive volume hologram realizing an anamorphic broadening of the light wave field due to a transmissive interaction of the light wave field with the volume hologram, and the light modulator is disposed upstream or downstream of the anamorphic enlarging unit, seen in the direction of light propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SEEREAL TECHNOLOGIES S.A.
    Inventor: Gerald Futterer
  • Patent number: 10298949
    Abstract: A method of processing a stream of images comprises obtaining an image of a scene with a relatively short exposure time (SET) and obtaining an image of the same scene with a relatively longer exposure time (LET). Motion blur characteristics for the SET image corresponding to motion within the LET image are determined and the motion blur characteristics are applied to the SET image. The blurred SET image and the LET image are blended to provide a HDR image. The process is repeated for successive pairs of images in the stream to provide a sequence of HDR images which can be encoded in a video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Razvan G. Condorovici, Cosmin Stan, Ilinca Dobre
  • Patent number: 10289413
    Abstract: A hybrid floating-point arithmetic processor includes a scheduler, a hybrid register file, and a hybrid arithmetic operation circuit. The scheduler has an input for receiving floating-point instructions, and an output for providing decoded register numbers in response to the floating-point instructions. The hybrid register file is coupled to the scheduler and contains circuitry for storing a plurality of floating-point numbers each represented by a digital sign bit, a digital exponent, and an analog mantissa. The hybrid register file has an output for providing selected ones of the plurality of floating-point numbers in response to the decoded register numbers. The hybrid arithmetic operation circuit is coupled to the scheduler and to the hybrid register file, for performing a hybrid arithmetic operation between two floating-point numbers selected by the scheduler and providing a hybrid result represented by a result digital sign bit, a result digital exponent, and a result analog mantissa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Roberts, Elliot H. Mednick, David John Cownie
  • Patent number: 10291864
    Abstract: It is possible to generate a panoramic moving image with a high combination performance while suppressing a calculation amount. The positional-shift-amount acquisition unit acquires positional shift amounts of a predetermined number of frames from a first moving image and a second moving image captured by cameras, each of the first and second moving images including a plurality of frames. The frame selection unit selects the predetermined number of frames from the plurality of frames. For example, the frame selection unit selects the predetermined number of frames on the basis of sensor output and/or image processing results. An image combination unit combines the first moving image and the second moving image on the basis of the positional shift amounts of the predetermined number of frames to obtain a panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shimauchi, Nobuho Ikeda, Seijiro Inaba
  • Patent number: 10290683
    Abstract: Disclosed is an organic light emitting display device including a plurality of unit pixels. The unit pixels includes one or more red sub-pixels, one or more green sub-pixels, and one or more blue sub-pixels, the blue sub-pixels included in adjacent pixels in a first direction are located on the same line, two columns of the red sub-pixels and the green sub-pixels are disposed between columns formed by the blue sub-pixels in the first direction, the blue sub-pixels have a quadrangular shape and one of diagonal lines of the quadrangle shape is disposed to be parallel to the first direction, and the red sub-pixels and the green sub-pixels have a triangular shape and are disposed to be spaced apart from two adjacent sides of the quadrangular shape by a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yea Jin Hwang, Juhn Suk Yoo
  • Patent number: 10288418
    Abstract: To decrease the time and work needed for the measurement of a target object, an information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire measurement data on a target object from a measuring apparatus, an extraction unit configured to extract a partial region of the target object that contains a geometric feature for use in estimation of a position-and-orientation of the target object, based on one or more pieces of measurement data acquired by the acquisition unit, a determination unit configured to determine a position-and-orientation of the measuring apparatus configured to measure the partial region extracted by the extraction unit, and an output unit configured to output the position-and-orientation determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakazato, Kazuhiko Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10284836
    Abstract: Disclosed are a device and a method of depth sensing that handle light leakage issues. In some embodiments, the depth sensing device includes a light emitter that illuminates an environment of the depth sensing device. The device identifies a first portion of the emitted light that is prevented from reaching the environment of the device due to being redirected by an optical component located in proximity to the light emitter. An imaging sensor of the device detects a second portion of the emitted light that reaches and is reflected by a surface in the environment of the device other than a surface of the optical component. The device generates, based on the second portion of the emitted light, a depth map that includes a plurality of values corresponding to distances relative to the device, wherein said generating excludes from consideration the identified first portion of the emitted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Bleyer, Raymond Kirk Price, Jian Zhao, Denis Demandolx
  • Patent number: 10282829
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a conversion acquisition unit configured to acquire a gradation conversion characteristic based on an X-ray image captured by an X-ray sensor, a storage unit configured to store a pixel value range in which a signal-to-noise ratio is higher than a threshold value according to a characteristic of the X-ray sensor, a determination unit configured to determine whether a pixel value range in which gradation is widened according to the gradation conversion characteristic is included in the stored pixel value range, and a correction unit configured to correct the gradation conversion characteristic depending on a result of determination by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Omi
  • Patent number: 10284293
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, devices, apparatus, computer-/processor-readable media, and other implementations, including a method to process one or more light-based signals that includes determining mobile device data and coarse previous field-of-view (FOV) data representative of pixels of a light-capture device of a mobile device that detected light-based signals from at least one light device located in an area where the mobile device is located, determining, based on the mobile device data and the coarse previous FOV data, predicted one or more pixels of the light-capture device of the mobile device likely to receive light signals from one or more light devices, in the area where the mobile device is located, capable of emitting one or more light-based communications, and activating the predicted one or more pixels of the light-capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Suresh Kumar Bitra, Meghna Agrawal
  • Patent number: 10282880
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a memory configured to store instructions, and a processor in communication with the memory. The processor is configured to execute the instructions to set up a plurality of image sets according to a predetermined rule using a plurality of images obtained by continuous photography, to calculate a first conversion coefficient corresponding to a moving amount of an object between images in each of the plurality of image sets, to calculate a second conversion coefficient used for an alignment process about a correction target image other than a base image included in the plurality of images by multiplying a plurality of first conversion coefficients, and to generate an alignment image in which the object in the correction target image is aligned to the object in the base image by applying a conversion process to the correction target image using the second conversion coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hironori Kaida
  • Patent number: 10277797
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an optical system which obtains an optical image of a photographic subject; an image sensor which converts the optical image to an electric signal; a digital signal processor which produces image data based on the electric signal; a display section which displays a photographic subject image expressed by the image data; and an operating section which performs a necessary setting regarding imaging, the digital signal processor including: an autofocus operation section which performs an autofocus operation based on data of an autofocus area set in the photographic subject image; a main area setting section which sets a main area in the photographic subject image; and a blurring operation section which performs a blurring operation on an area other than the main area in the photographic subject image, wherein the autofocus area is set automatically to overlap with at least a part of the main area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Seiji Nagao
  • Patent number: 10277839
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging device including row drive unit having a first storage unit that stores and outputs a first signal for a readout from the pixels on an associated row, a second storage unit that stores and outputs a second signal for an operation for causing the photoelectric conversion element on an associated row to be reset to a charge accumulation state, and a third storage unit that stores and outputs a third signal for maintaining the photoelectric conversion element on an associated row in a charge accumulation state or a reset state based on the first signal output from the first storage unit and the second signal output from the second storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shintaro Takenaka, Yasuji Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10275103
    Abstract: System, method, and computer program products are provided that can support touch interaction from multiple users on a large scale projective capacitive (PCAP) display system, such as a gaming table. According to some embodiments, a system includes a touchscreen coupled to a controller. The controller adjusts performance of the touchscreen through dynamically setting a controller parameter to support altered touch reporting in a first area of the touchscreen compared to a second area of the touchscreen. The controller enables touch detection for the first area according to performance characteristics needed for an application operating in the second area. Some embodiments include the controller identifying a user associated with the first area, where the controller receives and analyzes a watermarked touch signal from the first area that includes a touch signal and a unique signal, detects an associated touch location, and detects the unique signal associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Agha Ahsan, Gazi Ali, Khalid Azim, Joel C. Kent, Kyu Tak Son, Robert Williams, Yansun Xu
  • Patent number: 10275888
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method can include receiving an input image of a physical document, performing down-sampling on the input image, applying median filtering to the input image, applying Canny edge detection to the input image, performing a Hough transform on the input image, computing a quadrilateral having sides that represent borders of the physical document, and providing the computed quadrilateral as an output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erhan Erdemir, Kenneth Peterka
  • Patent number: 10275253
    Abstract: An apparatus that includes a program controller to fetch and issue instructions. The apparatus includes an execution lane having at least one execution unit to execute the instructions. The execution lane is part of an execution lane array that is coupled to a two dimensional shift register array structure, wherein, execution lane s of the execution lane array are located at respective array locations and are coupled to dedicated registers at same respective array locations in the two-dimensional shift register array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Albert Meixner, Jason Rupert Redgrave, Ofer Shacham, Daniel Frederic Finchelstein, Qiuling Zhu
  • Patent number: 10277818
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus capable of accurately inserting/removing an infrared light reduction section. An infrared cut filter is inserted between a photographic optical system and an image pickup device to reduce infrared light contained in an optical image. If an object luminance acquired based on an optical image is lower than a first threshold, a camera control circuit calculates a second threshold for comparison with the object luminance and a third threshold value for comparison with an object luminance detected by a luminance sensor, based on the object luminances and the first threshold, and one of the second and third thresholds is made equal to or higher than the other. The infrared cut filter is selectively inserted or removed based on the object luminances, the second and third switching threshold values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryo Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10270964
    Abstract: A camera includes a data acquisition unit, a photographing area control unit, a photographing unit and a communication unit. The data acquisition unit acquires, as photographing information, at least one of time information, information on a position of the sun, information on an angle between a sunlight and a ground, and projection information of an external projection device. The photographing condition calculation unit calculates a photographing condition based on the photographing information. The photographing area control unit controls a photographing area based on the photographing condition. The photographing unit generates an image data by photographing the photographing area. The communication unit transmits the image data to the external projection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Yamauchi, Kohji Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10270963
    Abstract: This application relates to an angle switching method and apparatus for an image captured in an electronic terminal. In one embodiment, an angle switching method for an image captured in an electronic terminal includes the following steps: receiving a triggering operation on a specified switching button; switching an angle on an image captured by a camera of the terminal within a specified angle range to an image area; and displaying the image captured by the camera of the current terminal at an angle after the switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Na Zhao
  • Patent number: 10269295
    Abstract: A display device includes a display unit including pixels, a memory to store degradation data of the pixels, a group-setting portion to classify the pixels into degradation regions according to a degradation degree and based on the degradation data, perform a contour-simplifying process with respect to the degradation regions, classify the degradation regions into labeling regions according to proximity of adjacent ones of the degradation regions, and set one of the degradation regions as a reference region, a sensor to sense electric characteristics of the degradation regions and the reference region as they separately emit light, a compensation amount controller to compare the electric characteristics of the degradation regions with electric characteristics of the reference region, and calculate a per-position compensation data corresponding to a position of the labeling regions, and a converter to convert a first image data into a second image data based on the per-position compensation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Myeon Han, Dong Sup Jin, Chang Kyu Seol, Baek Woon Lee, Jun Jin Kong, Hong Rak Son
  • Patent number: 10270988
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for generating an HDR image. The method includes: providing an image sensor, in which the image sensor includes a pixel array and a filter array disposed on the pixel array, and each filter unit in the filter array covers a plurality of pixel units in the pixel array so as to constitute a pixel structure unit; and performing an exposure control to pixel units within each pixel structure unit respectively, in which a first part of the pixel units within each pixel structure unit are exposed for a first exposure time, a second part of the pixel units within the pixel structure unit are exposed for a second exposure time, and the first exposure time is greater than the second exposure time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaopeng Li
  • Patent number: 10270980
    Abstract: To improve image quality of image data. A moving body detection unit detects, as a moving body area, an area of a moving body from an input frame every time the input frame captured by an image capture unit is input. A prediction unit predicts, as a prediction area, an area corresponding to the moving body area in a next input frame following the input frame from the moving body area every time the input frame is input. A statistical information generation unit that generates statistical information by performing predetermined statistical processing on each of pixel values of pixels in either an area excluding the predicted prediction area from a specific processing area in the input frame or an area that overlaps the prediction area in the processing area every time the input frame is input. A control information generation unit that generates predetermined control information for controlling the image capture unit based on the statistical information every time the statistical information is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Kawazoe
  • Patent number: 10264202
    Abstract: A readout circuit is provided to generate an image datum representing an image sensed by a sensing array. The readout circuit includes a sample and hold circuit, an analog-digital conversion circuit, first and second memory banks, and an output circuit. The sample and hold circuit performs a sample and hold operation on at least one output signal from the sensing array to generate first and second sample-hold signals. The analog-digital conversion circuit generates first and second output datums according to the first and second sample-hold signals respectively. When the readout circuit operates in a first mode, the output circuit outputs the first and second output datums, received from the first and second memory banks, sequentially to serve as the image datum. When the readout circuit operates in a second mode, the output obtains difference between the first and second output datums to serve as the image datum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SILICON OPTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Xiaodong Luo
  • Patent number: 10262240
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for training a deep neural network (DNN). One method includes an operation for training a predecessor network defined for image recognition of items, where parameters of a predecessor classifier are initialized with random numbers sampled from a predetermined distribution, and the predecessor classifier utilizes an image-classification probability function without bias. The method further includes an operation for training a successor network defined for image recognition of items in a plurality of classes, where parameters of a successor classifier are initialized with parameters learned from the predecessor network, and the successor classifier utilizes the image-classification probability function without bias. Further, the method includes operations for receiving an image for recognition, and recognizing the image utilizing the successor classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yandong Guo, Yuxiao Hu, Christopher J Buehler, Cornelia Carapcea, Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10264191
    Abstract: A method of producing super resolution images includes a detector array capturing images of a scene in which detector array provides pixels for respective portions of the scene, and the detector array captures the images in increments in each of which a lens or the detector array is moved a length of an individual detector. The method also includes a processing unit determining light intensities of the pixels, and calibrating the pixels to a reference pixel based on the light intensities and thereby compensate for any differences in sensitivity of the individual detectors. This calibration is based on a comparison of light intensities of the reference pixel and an other pixel in respectively one and an other of the images in which the portion of the scene is the same for the reference pixel in the one of the images and the other pixel in the other of the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Keith D. Humfeld
  • Patent number: 10262466
    Abstract: A method performed by an electronic device is described. The method includes obtaining a combined image. The combined image includes a combination of images captured from one or more image sensors. The method also includes obtaining depth information. The depth information is based on a distance measurement between a depth sensor and at least one object in the combined image. The method further includes adjusting a combined image visualization based on the depth information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Feng Guo, Ning Bi, Bijan Forutanpour, Tao Zhang, Jianfeng Ren
  • Patent number: 10264174
    Abstract: A photographing apparatus for automatically detecting a focus via a phase difference detection scheme, the photographing apparatus including an image sensor comprising a plurality of phase difference pixels and configured to acquire an image of a subject; an addition processor configured to add output signals of the plurality of phase difference pixels; a controller configured to detect the focus of the image based on output signals of the plurality of phase difference pixels, and to set an addition range of the plurality of phase difference pixels added by the addition processor based on information of the detected focus and information of the acquired image of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Il-do Kim, Jeong-won Lee, Woo-seok Choi
  • Patent number: 10255655
    Abstract: Techniques relating to serial processing of pixels in a texture processing pipeline. In some embodiments, the pipeline receives pixel data for a set of pixels in parallel but processes the pixels in the set serially in a pipelined fashion. In some embodiments, the pipeline includes a stage configured to retain texel data for use by a subsequently processed pixel. They may allow overlapping texels to be fetched once for the set of pixels rather than multiple times for different pixels in the set. In some embodiments, the pipeline uses a selected ordering of serial processing for the pixels, where the ordering increases the potential for texel overlap, relative to one or more other orderings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tyson J. Bergland, Abdulkadir U. Diril, Anthony P. Delaurier
  • Patent number: 10257414
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are provided for capturing an image of a group of individuals in a scene. Facial detection may be performed to identify one or more individuals of the group. One or more features of each identified individual are monitored to determine an image quality score for the individual, indicative of how the individual will appear in a captured image of the group. A determination is made as to whether the image quality score for the individual satisfies one or more image quality threshold values. If the image quality score for the individual satisfies the one or more threshold values, a sub-image may be captured of the individuals. Sub-images for each individual may be combined to form a single composite image of the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Pia Zobel
  • Patent number: 10257418
    Abstract: An image processing method for improving image quality selects one of a plurality of two-dimensional pixel matrix source images of an imaged target as a reference image. Movement of the target is detected in the source images. The detected movement between the reference image and at least one other image of the source images is compensated differently in at least two different sections of the at least one other source image. The reference image and the movement compensated at least one other image are combined for forming an improved image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: VISIDON OY
    Inventors: Matti Niskanen, Markus Turtinen
  • Patent number: 10245521
    Abstract: A speech remote control device includes a speech input unit, a speech identification unit, a motion setting unit, a transmit unit and a receiving unit. The speech input unit converts a received speech command into a speech signal. The speech identification unit receives the speech signal, and transmits an encoded message. The motion setting unit receives and decodes the encoded message to generate a combination message with a proceeding control command and a turning control command, or comprising a series of sub-combination messages. The transmitting unit receives and transmits the combination message to the receiving unit provided on the remote control car. The remote control car is driven by the receiving unit to automatically change direction or make more than one turn during proceeding. Thus, only one speech command controls the remote control car to simultaneously proceed and make a turn without sending any additional command for changing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Hung-Wang Hsu, Chun-Hsiang Yang
  • Patent number: 10250676
    Abstract: A modular system including a set of functionality tiles and a control tile storing a storage structure, an initialization file, and operation instructions. The method for operating a custom device made using the modular system includes: sending operation settings for each tile to the respective tile upon device initialization; operating each tile based on the operation settings; writing the output from each tile to the storage structure; monitoring data streams within the storage structure for a trigger event; reading data off the storage structure in response to occurrence of the trigger event; and processing the read data according to a processing function specified by the operation instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Arch Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Matthew Burke
  • Patent number: 10248185
    Abstract: Whether to enable a packet discarding mode is designated and, if an information processing apparatus operates in a power saving mode and the packet discarding mode is enabled, the information processing apparatus determines processing for a received packet based on a proxy response pattern, a WOL pattern, and a discard pattern, and, if the information processing apparatus operates in the power saving mode and the packet discarding mode is disabled, the information processing apparatus determines processing for the received packet based on the proxy response pattern and the WOL pattern without using the discard pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Okazawa, Tomohiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 10250831
    Abstract: Conventional methods for imaging transient targets are constrained by a trade-off between resolution and frame rate, and transient targets moving faster than the detector frame typically result in image blurring. Imagers using digital-pixel focal plane arrays (“DFPAs”) have on-chip global pixel operation capability for extracting a single transient-feature (i.e., single-frequency discrimination) in a snapshot that depends on the number of counters implemented per pixel. However, these DFPA systems are not capable of multi-target and multi-frequency discrimination. Imagers described herein achieve multi-target transient signature discrimination orders of magnitude faster than the readout frame rate using in-pixel electronic shuttering with a known time-encoded modulation. Three-dimensional (x,y,t) data cube reconstruction is performed using compressive sensing algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Brian M. Tyrrell, Christy Fernandez Cull, Andrew K. Bolstad
  • Patent number: 10247678
    Abstract: An arrangement for an inspection of plate-shaped objects moving relative to a camera device in a direction of motion through at least two observation areas. The arrangement includes the camera device which includes one single camera which comprises a matrix sensor, and an image processor. In a first detection state, a first observation area running diagonally opposite to the direction of motion is represented on a first image area of the camera device and is recorded as a strip-shaped image. In a second detection state, a second observation area is represented on a second image area of the camera device and is recorded as a strip-shaped image. The image processor merges the strip-shaped images recorded in the first detection state and in the second detection state to form two-dimensional images. All image areas are located on the matrix sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BAUMER INSPECTION GMBH
    Inventor: Igor Detinkin
  • Patent number: 10244170
    Abstract: In an image-shake correction apparatus, if distortion is generated such that a screen peripheral portion of an image pickup screen of an image pickup element is reduced as compared with a screen center portion of the image pickup screen and if distortion is generated such that the screen center portion is reduced as compared with the screen peripheral portion, image-shake correction effect in the screen center portion is higher than image-shake correction effect in the screen peripheral portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobushige Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 10237485
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a vibration-proof optical system driving amount acquiring section, a distortion aberration correcting section, and a deviation amount converting section. The vibration-proof optical system driving amount acquiring section acquires a driving amount of the vibration-proof optical system. The distortion aberration correcting section corrects a distortion aberration on based on a deviation amount to a captured image. The deviation amount converting section calculates the deviation amount corresponding to the driving amount on the basis of a correlation between a shape of the distortion aberration corresponding to the driving amount of the vibration-proof optical system and a shape of the distortion aberration corresponding to the deviation amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Natsumi Koishi
  • Patent number: 10230902
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and device for correcting video flicker. The method comprises: performing statistics on grayscale values of a previous frame of video image to obtain a histogram of the grayscale values of the previous frame of video image; determining correction weights for correcting grayscale values of a next frame of video image according to the histogram; and correcting the grayscale values of the next frame of video image according to the correction weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Han Yan, Pablo Navarrete Michelini
  • Patent number: 10224355
    Abstract: A comparator may include: a comparison block suitable for comparing a ramp signal and a pixel signal and outputting a comparison signal; and a gain acquisition and noise reduction block suitable for amplifying the comparison signal outputted from the comparison block to acquire a gain and reduce an occurrence of noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SK Hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Hyeon-June Kim, Tae-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10225608
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a client apparatus, control method, system and program capable of presenting emotion expression data showing viewing reactions of other users or a user himself or herself. [Solution] There is provided a client apparatus including: an acquisition unit that acquires a reaction of a viewing user to a content; an emotion estimation unit which estimates an emotion of a viewing user based on reaction information of the viewing user acquired by the acquisition unit; a determination unit that determines emotion expression data representing an emotion estimated by the emotion estimation unit; and an output unit that outputs emotion expression data determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Shigeta, Naoki Saito, Reiko Miyazaki, Takayuki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10225471
    Abstract: A system and method for autonomously recording a visual media including a digital image sensor to capture a visual media; a display to present the visual media from the digital image sensor; a touch controller to identify at least one of a haptic contact engagement, haptic contact signal and haptic contact gesture detected on a single haptic zone or at least one of a multiple individual haptic zone on the display; and a visual media capture controller to alternately record the visual media as a photograph or video based upon the number of times or the method which haptic contact occurs on the screen display and toggle between the single haptic zone and multiple haptic zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Poindexter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10218917
    Abstract: To enable better encoding of the currently starting to appear high dynamic range images for use in full high dynamic range technical systems (containing an HDR display, and e.g. in an HDR grading application), we invented a method of constructing a code allocation function for allocating pixel colors having pixel luminances to codes encoding such pixel luminances, in which the step of determining the code allocation function to be applied to at least one color coordinate of the pixel to obtain a code value, comprises constructing that function out of at least two partial functions, and similar methods at a receiving side, and apparatuses, and signals for communicating between the two sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Renatus Josephus Van Der Vleuten
  • Patent number: 10218907
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an angular velocity sensor for detecting an angular velocity of shake and a motion vector detection unit for detecting a motion vector of an object from a plurality of images successively imaged by an imaging element. A frame rate change unit changes a value of a frame rate related to an image used to detect the motion vector of the object according to the angular velocity of shake of the imaging device. The object angular velocity calculation unit calculates an angular velocity of an object with respect to the imaging device based on the angular velocity of shake of the imaging device and the motion vector of the object. A panning controller performs control to reduce a difference between the angular velocity of the object and the angular velocity of shake of the imaging device using drive control of a shift lens group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Gyotoku
  • Patent number: 10210771
    Abstract: A system for transferring data comprises an input interface and a processor. The input interface is configured to receive event information from a vehicle event recorder including an event type for each event associated with the event information. The processor is configured to determine a historical coachable profile for event types associated with the event information and select a group of events to transfer based at least in part on the historical coachable profile for the event types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Lytx, Inc.
    Inventor: Gabriela Surpi
  • Patent number: 10212378
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus is provided with a pixel array that has a plurality of image forming pixels and a plurality of focus detection pixels, a readout unit that reads out a pixel signal from the pixel array, an A/D conversion unit that has a first mode for A/D converting the pixel signal read out by the readout unit with a first resolution and a second mode for A/D converting the pixel signal read out by the readout unit with a second resolution that is higher than the first resolution, and a control unit that switches between the first mode and the second mode in accordance with the pixel signal read out from the pixel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norio Negishi
  • Patent number: 10212329
    Abstract: System and method for synchronizing a plurality of devices are disclosed. According to certain embodiments, a synchronization method includes transmitting, at a first point in time, a first signal for a device to initiate a first operation. The method also includes transmitting, at a second point in time, a second signal for a device to initiate a second operation. The first signal and the second signal indicate a difference between the first point in time and the second point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI XIAOYI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiangang Chang, Baoqi Wang, Kongqiao Wang, Chao He
  • Patent number: 10212374
    Abstract: A pixel circuit includes: an initialization circuit that initializes a storage circuit; a photoelectric conversion circuit that converts incident light into an electrical signal; a photoelectric conversion control circuit that controls the photoelectric conversion circuit to convert the incident light into the electrical signal; an output signal generation circuit that generates an output signal of the pixel circuit corresponding to the incident light in dependence on the electrical signal converted by the photoelectric conversion circuit; a compensation circuit that acquires a threshold voltage of the output signal generation circuit; a storage circuit that stores the electrical signal converted by the photoelectric conversion circuit and the threshold voltage of the output signal generation circuit; and an output control circuit that controls the output of the output signal of the pixel circuit corresponding to the incident light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shengji Yang, Xue Dong, Hailin Xue, Xiaochuan Chen, Yingming Liu, Haisheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10205835
    Abstract: Methods and systems for preventing the cropping of faces depicted by digital photographs are provided. To this end, the methods and systems may automatically detect the presence of faces depicted by the digital photographs and generate a facial boundary for the faces. The methods and system may also generate a crop boundary at which the photograph is cropped. In some scenarios, the systems and methods attempt to locate the crop boundary on the digital photograph to prevent omitting a portion of the facial boundary. Additionally or alternatively, users are provided an interface to manually set a location for the crop boundary. The user is warned if the crop boundary omits a portion of the facial boundary. The digital photographs and crop boundaries are sent to a printer to generate a physical print of the digital photographs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Joseph Zizzo, Benjamin Weiss
  • Patent number: RE47310
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an interpolation method for enlarging a digital image or predicting a moving vector of a compressed image system as a sub-pixel unit when the image digitized through a CCD (Charge Coupled Device) camera ect. has a low resolution in a video phone or video conference or general digital video system, particularly the present invention can be adapted to a post processor of a compressed digital image in order to improve the image quality, and can be used for finding a moving vector of a moving picture compressed type, accordingly the present invention is capable of improving the image quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Min-Cheol Hong, Yoon-Seong Soh