Color Image Processing Patents (Class 382/162)
  • Patent number: 11368724
    Abstract: To enable a good HDR image or video coding technology, being able to yield high dynamic range images as well as low dynamic range images, we invented a method of encoding a high dynamic range image (M_HDR), comprising the steps of: converting the high dynamic range image to an image of lower luminance dynamic range (LDR_o) by applying a) scaling the high dynamic range image to a predetermined scale of the luma axis such as [0,1], b) applying a sensitivity tone mapping which changes the brightnesses of pixel colors falling within at least a subrange comprising the darker colors in the high dynamic range image, c) applying a gamma function, and d) applying an arbitrary monotonically increasing function mapping the lumas resulting from performing the steps b and c to output lumas of the lower dynamic range image (LDR_o); and outputting in an image signal (S_im) a codification of the pixel colors of the lower luminance dynamic range image (LDR_o), and outputting in the image signal (S_im) values encoding the f
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Renatus Josephus Van Der Vleuten, Mark Jozef Willem Mertens
  • Patent number: 11361476
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a display panel with pixels that present an image based on image data and an application processor that generates the image data. The electronic device may include a display pipeline coupled to the electronic display and the application processor. The display pipeline may receive first image data from the application processor corresponding to a first color space used by the application processor. The display pipeline may apply a color mapping relationship to the first image data to generate second image data. The color mapping relationship may define a transform to apply to the first image data to generate the second image data corresponding to a second color space used by the electronic display. The display pipeline may transmit the second image data to a display driver that operates the electronic display to emit light according to the second image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Z. Young, Can Jin, Mahesh B. Chappalli, Peter F. Holland, Nicolas Pierre Marie Frederic Bonnier
  • Patent number: 11350015
    Abstract: For at least one component of a digitized image, if a magnitude of a difference between a pixel component value and a representative image-cell-value is less than a threshold for each pixel of a subset of pixels of an image cell of a digitized image, the corresponding pixel component values of corresponding pixels of a corresponding processed image cell are set to the representative image-cell-value. Otherwise, at least the most significant portion of the corresponding pixel component values of the corresponding pixels of the corresponding processed image cell are set to the value of pixel component values of the digitized image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: PANAMORPH, INC.
    Inventor: Shawn L. Kelly
  • Patent number: 11338851
    Abstract: A hitch assist system is provided herein. The system includes an imager for capturing images of a rear-vehicle scene containing a trailer and a controller for processing the captured images. A device is disposed at a trailer location and has a display configured to flash a shape at a predetermined frequency and alternating in color. The controller identifies the shape in the captured images to determine the trailer location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Yi Zhang, Erick Michael Lavoie
  • Patent number: 11328822
    Abstract: An interactive cognitive platform is provided that uses image-based interactivities for diagnosis, treatment, and to analyze the progress (for disease and/or treatment) of cognitive diseases via a graphical user interface. The interactivities engage multiple cognitive domains and involve Gestalt principles—aspects which can be personalized to be more effective for each user. The cognitive platform can be used by healthcare workers to produce diagnostics or treatment plans for specific cognitive conditions and diseases with a cognitive component. The cognitive platform can be used for gaming, stress reduction and skills development and performance enhancement for those without cognitive problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Conflu3nce LTD
    Inventor: Tami Robyn Ellison
  • Patent number: 11321882
    Abstract: An augmented reality system for makeup, includes a makeup objective unit including computation circuitry operably coupled to a graphical user interface configured to generate one or more instances of user selectable makeup objectives and to receive user-selected makeup objective information, a makeup palette unit operably coupled to the makeup objective unit, the makeup palette unit including computation circuitry configured to generate at least one digital makeup palette for a digital makeup product in accordance with the user-selected makeup objective information, and a makeup objective visualization unit including computation circuitry configured to generate one or more instances of a virtual try-on in accordance with the user-selected makeup objective information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Mindy Christine Troutman, Sandrine Gadol, Francesca D. Cruz
  • Patent number: 11322081
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display apparatus that improves the uniformity of luminance among a plurality of pixels and improves chromaticity by recalibrating artifacts of a display image recognized by a visual sensation even after calibration is performed, and a method of controlling the same. The display apparatus may include a display panel; a communication circuitry configured to receive an initial calibration coefficient value of a first pixel and at least one second pixel except for the first pixel of the display panel; and a controller configured to compare luminance of the first pixel and the second pixel based on the initial calibration coefficient value, to modify the initial calibration coefficient value based on the comparison result, and to control the display panel based on the modified calibration coefficient value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Jin Baek, Ho Sik Sohn, Kil Soo Jung, Oh Jae Kwon, Ho Young Lee
  • Patent number: 11317851
    Abstract: To appropriately evaluate skin spots by grasping a quality (characteristic) of the skin spots. A skin spot evaluation apparatus includes an area extracting unit that extracts skin spot areas corresponding to skin spots from a skin image obtained by photographing a skin of a subject; and an evaluation unit that analyzes, based on the skin spot areas extracted by the area extracting unit, at least one of the number of the skin spots, dimension of each of the skin spots and density of each of the skin spots, and generates data obtained by quantifying characteristic of the skin spots of the skin image using the analyzed result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kumiko Kikuchi, Yuji Masuda, Tetsuji Hirao
  • Patent number: 11321984
    Abstract: System and method for encryption currency counter measure and deterrence against counterfeiting. The system tracks the FSN for each FRN, from the time a serial number is assigned to a new bill, until the time the bill is retired from circulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Anthony Sneed
  • Patent number: 11323770
    Abstract: A transmission method in the present disclosure includes; obtaining an image and image signal characteristics information indicating one of an opto-electrical transfer function (OETF) or an electro-optical transfer function (EOTF) as image signal characteristics of the image; and transmitting a signal including the image and the image signal characteristics information. According to the transmission method in the present disclosure, a receiving device that received a high dynamic range (HDR) image and a standard dynamic range (SDR) image transmitted through broadcasting or the like can display these images appropriately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 11314472
    Abstract: Example tracking measures for a first functionality category may be used to generate a modified tracking measure if it is determined that the first functionality category is unsupported by an automated functionality tracking component. The modified tracking measure may be transmitted for categorization in a second functionality category, wherein the second functionality category is different from the first functionality category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jesse Sutherland, Wesley R Schalk, Kris M English, Steven Dworzak
  • Patent number: 11308148
    Abstract: Techniques are shown for generating image frames from a media presentation. In one embodiment a computer implemented method is provided. The method includes identifying, by a processing device, image frames from a media presentation comprising a plurality of image frames. Candidate thumbnails are selected from the identified image frames. A probability is determined that a selected candidate thumbnail with a success ranking higher than other selected thumbnails is an optimum candidate thumbnail for representing the media presentation in view of a relationship between the success ranking of the selected candidate thumbnail and the success rankings of the other selected candidate thumbnails. Thereupon, data for displaying the selected candidate thumbnail to a user as a representative of the media presentation is provided by the processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Henry Benjamin, Stanley Charles Ross Wolf
  • Patent number: 11270062
    Abstract: An automated content annotation workflow is disclosed. An example embodiment is configured for: registering a plurality of labelers to which annotation tasks are assigned; populating a labeling queue with content data to be annotated; assigning annotation tasks from the labeling queue to the plurality of labelers; enabling the plurality of labelers in an annotation review queue to modify or delete annotations applied by prior labelers; and evaluating a level of performance of the plurality of labelers in applying the annotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: LABELBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Manu Sharma, Brian Rieger, Dan Rasmuson, Connor Harwood, Ryan Quinn, Kyle Owens, Randall Lin
  • Patent number: 11265479
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an end-to-end photography model for setting the light and exposure in a digital photography device with an external lighting system. The present disclosure is for a system and a method for automatically setting one or more image parameters for improved photography and image aesthetics. Specifically, the present invention is for automatically setting light and exposure which can be implemented on a personal electronic device with an integrated image capturing device having integrated and/or external illumination system. The embodiments described herein in general relate to a system and method for analyzing and controlling image parameters to set precise light and exposure for the electronic image capturing device, particularly for a personal electronic device, such as smartphone and tablet, with an integrated image capturing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SMPL INC
    Inventors: Mark Hennings, Charles Alicea
  • Patent number: 11265434
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device connected to a device that executes a process in accordance with a function selected by a user among a plurality of functions, the information processing device includes a setter that sets a first function and a second function from the plurality of functions and a restrictor that restricts the first function, and the restrictor releases the restriction on the first function if the user selects the second function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Awata
  • Patent number: 11250549
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method, an electronic device, and a medium for image fusion. The method includes calculating a fusion coefficient image M based on a first frame image I1 or based on both the first frame image I1 and a second frame image I2; calculating a first gradient D1 of the first frame image I1 and a second gradient D2 of the second frame image I2; calculating a preliminary fusion result J based on the image M, the first gradient D1 and the second gradient D2; and obtaining an output image I3 based on the image M, the first gradient D1, the second gradient D2 and the preliminary fusion result J, wherein brightness of the first frame image I1 is greater than brightness of the second frame image I2, and wherein the image M is used to mark fusion weights of pixels in the first frame image I1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: MEGVII (BEIJING) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jue Wang, Haibin Huang
  • Patent number: 11245856
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image processing method and apparatus. The image processing method includes receiving an image including frames captured over time in a light environment including an alternating current (AC) light, extracting AC pixels corresponding to the AC light from pixels in the image, estimating visual spaces of the AC pixels based on values of the AC pixels in the frames, estimating information of the AC light included in the image based on the visual spaces, and processing the image based on the information of the AC light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Jong Ok Kim, Jun Sang Yoo
  • Patent number: 11238613
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of calibrating a camera includes: a. making a video screen display a calibration pattern; b. acquiring from the camera a video stream of a scene comprising said calibration pattern; c. determining a modified calibration pattern depending on the acquired video stream, and making the screen display it; said steps a. to c. being iterated a plurality of times; and then d. estimating intrinsic calibration parameters of the camera by processing the acquired video streams. A computer program product, computer-readable data-storage medium and computer system for carrying out such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: DASSAULT SYSTEMES
    Inventor: Fivos Doganis
  • Patent number: 11232289
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a face identification method and a terminal device using the same. The method includes: obtaining a to-be-detected image; performing a brightness enhancement process on the to-be-detected image based on a preset second calculation method to generate a to-be-identified face image; obtaining a first channel value of each channel corresponding to each pixel in the to-be-identified face image; performing another brightness enhancement process on the to-be-identified face image based on each first channel value and a preset first calculation method to obtain a target to-be-identified face image; and performing a face identification process on the target to-be-identified face image to obtain an identification result. Through the above-mentioned scheme, an enhanced face identification manner for the images of low brightness is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP LTD
    Inventors: Jun Cheng, Kui Guo, Jing Gu, Jianxin Pang, Youjun Xiong
  • Patent number: 11232606
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a reading unit configured to read an image of an original; a correction unit configured to correct, based on variance values acquired for a pixel, the pixel in a region where a show-through has occurred, in the image read by the reading unit; a designation unit configured to designate a chromatic color; and a conversion unit configured to convert a pixel included in an image including the pixel corrected by the correction unit into one of a chromatic color and an achromatic color designated by the designation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masato Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11223780
    Abstract: A method of multiple-exposure multiple-frame image capture, comprising, capturing a first group of frames at an underexposed setting, selecting a first key frame from the first group of frames, aligning the first group of frames to the first key frame, merging the first group of frames into one first frame, capturing a second group of frames at the underexposed setting, selecting a second key frame from the second group of frames, aligning the second group of frames to the second key frame, merging the second group of frames into one second frame, selecting a main group of frames based on the first key frame and the second key frame, aligning the first key frame and the second key frame based on the main group of frames and merging the first key frame and the second key frame based on the main group of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Black Sesame Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Chao Wang, Donghui Wu, Bin Chen, Jiaju Yue
  • Patent number: 11222438
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to one embodiment includes a processing circuit. The processing circuit calculates a first presence probability of an object present around a moving body with positional information measured by each of a plurality of sensors having different characteristics, acquires non-measurement information indicating that the positional information on the object has not been obtained for each of the sensors, and determines a second presence probability of the object based on the first presence probability and the non-measurement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yuma Sano, Manabu Nishiyama, Tomoki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11199452
    Abstract: A process for determining a tooth color of a filling or another restoration is provided which in particular is produced using composite materials, wherein at least one tooth is scanned or is visually detected. The process is characterized in that natural teeth are spectrally measured in advance, that the color values measured within a color space are classified into several, in particular four, categories which each form a color cloud extending in a three-dimensional fashion within the color space, which is done with the help of a structuring algorithm, in particular a Nearest Neighbour Algorithm, or a symmetry recognition algorithm, and that the tooth color of the filling is determined by means of evaluating to which category the tooth scanned has the smallest color distance, or to which color cloud the tooth scanned belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Stefan Lerch, José Antonio Pulido Estepa
  • Patent number: 11200513
    Abstract: A method for scoring attractiveness of a real estate property including receiving an image from a subject real estate property; converting the image to RGB data; and identifying an attractiveness score from the RGB data. A real estate property attractiveness scoring application including an image processor to receive an image from a subject real estate property and convert the image to RGB data; a database of RGB data and an attractiveness score for the RGB data; and an artificial intelligence engine in communication with the image processor and the database to identify an attractiveness score in the database from the RGB data from the image processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Tony Spath
  • Patent number: 11190708
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus which accepts designation of a first image category from among a plurality of image categories including a visible light image, an infrared light image, and a composite image, accepts designation of a second image category different from the first image category from among the plurality of image categories, displays an image of the accepted first image category in a display region of a display unit, and accepts designation of a region in the image of the first image category displayed in the display region, wherein an image of the accepted second image category is displayed in the accepted region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 11178364
    Abstract: An operating method for a laser projection unit includes providing a data set representing a sequence of images or partial images to be projected and formed from image elements; before the projection, examining the data set with respect to a brightness of the image elements, determining a maximum brightness from the image elements, and determining a relative brightness of the image elements relative to the determined maximum brightness; and projecting the images or partial images of the data stream or part of the data stream by activating laser light sources of an illumination unit according to the relative brightnesses such that the brightness of a laser light source for an image element to be projected having a maximum relative brightness corresponds to a predetermined maximum absolute brightness, or lies in a safety interval below the predetermined maximum absolute brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Annette Frederiksen, Nico Heussner
  • Patent number: 11164036
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for feature detection such that users can apply advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) without the need for a deep understanding of existing algorithms and techniques. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods than enable easy access to a suite of machine learning algorithms and techniques, an intuitive interface for training an AI to recognize image features based on geometric “correct and refine” recursion, and real-time visualizations of training effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Samuel Irving, Christopher J. Michael, Meg Palmsten, Steven Dennis
  • Patent number: 11163743
    Abstract: In an approach for optimizing query executions a processor receives a request to transfer data from a first table to a second table. A processor detects a relationship between the first table and the second table, wherein the relationship is based on a similarity between the first table and the second table. A processor identifies at least a first access path for transferring the data from the first table to the second table. A processor calculates a first cost of transferring the data from the first table to the second table using the first access path based on the similarity between the first table and the second table, wherein the first cost indicates estimated processor usage to transfer the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shuo Li, Ping Liang, Kewei Wei, Xin Ying Yang
  • Patent number: 11157767
    Abstract: This invention provides an image searching method based on feature extraction to determine at least one sample image similar to the image to be searched, including the following steps: a. feature extraction on all sample images to obtain all corresponding feature information, while all sample images are I1, I2, . . . , IS and all said feature information corresponding to all sample images are V1, V2, . . . , VS; b. creating an index tree based on all of said feature information; c. obtaining the feature information corresponding to the image to be searched based on the feature extraction; d. determining said feature information corresponding to at least one sample image having a minimum distance from the image to be searched based on the index tree and the feature information of the image to be searched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Shanghai Firstbrave Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qingchuan Wang, Guanyong Wu, Feng Liu, Xiangjun Zhu
  • Patent number: 11158049
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes methods of assessing a histologically stained specimen based on a determined color signature of a region of interest of the specimen. Such assessments may be performed for a variety of purposes including but not limited to assessing the quality of the histological stain, as part of identifying one or more biologically relevant features of the image, as part of differentiating one feature of the image from other features of the image, identifying an anomalous area of the stained specimen, classifying cells of the specimen, etc. Also provided are systems configured for performing the disclosed methods and computer readable medium storing instructions for performing steps of the disclosed methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Svitlana Y. Berezhna, Rene Nieves Alicea, Marilou L. Coleman, Walter G. Stonas, Willie J. Cowart, Wenjing Li, Ema C. Olah
  • Patent number: 11150079
    Abstract: A distance measuring element including: at least one first subpattern having a nonrepeating structure of values in a defined first value range; and at least one second subpattern, which, in comparison with the first subpattern, has a non-repeating structure of values in a second value range, the second subpattern having no values in the defined first value range, the at least two subpatterns being superimposed by summing over a defined surface area to form a surface pattern; the minimum distance between the values of the second value range being greater than the maximum value of the first value range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Frank-Rene Schaefer
  • Patent number: 11131558
    Abstract: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: determining a content attribute based on an attribute index included in a map content; determine an attribute proportion of the content attribute relative to a content dimension with a control unit; removing the content attribute with the attribute proportion meeting or exceeding a proportion threshold; and generate a remap content based on a remaining instance of the content attribute for displaying on a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Telenav, Inc.
    Inventor: Liang Wang
  • Patent number: 11120579
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a captured image obtained by imaging an imaging target using an imaging device, a generation unit configured to generate a display image to be displayed on a display unit, based on the captured image, a control unit configured to cause the display unit to display the display image, a specification unit configured to specify an evaluation area on the display image based on an instruction from a user, and a calculation unit configured to calculate an evaluation value in the evaluation area on the display image. The generation unit executes a filter process on the captured image and generates the display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiro Matsuura
  • Patent number: 11113815
    Abstract: Video processing methods and the associated system architecture for measuring transformation in objects, including pupils, entail the following steps: 1. Motion correction; 2. Object (eye) detection; 3. Image correction; and 4. Fourier-based analysis for item (in some embodiments the item is a pupil) motion estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Pavlos P Vlachos, Brett Meyers
  • Patent number: 11100342
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a calculation unit which calculates chroma values of pixels of image data taken by a shooting device based on differences between R values or G values and B values, respectively; a correction unit which corrects luminance values of pixels that satisfy a prescribed condition for being a yellow pixel using the calculated chroma values as emphasis amounts, respectively; and a detection unit which detects a line drawn on a road surface based on the corrected luminance values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Yasutaka Okada, Hiroaki Sano, Tetsuo Yamamoto, Atsushi Yoshihara, Jun Kanetake, Ryo Yoshimura, Tomoki Shidori
  • Patent number: 11087502
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a base visualization having first data in a first set of channels, where each channel in the first set of channels is associated with a respective range in the base visualization. It is detected that the respective ranges of the first set of channels fall outside a perceptual bandwidth of a first user. The base visualization is automatically transformed to a second visualization, based on the perceptual bandwidth of the first user. The second visualization includes second data in a second set of channels, where each channel in the second set of channels is associated with a respective range in the second visualization. The respective ranges of the second set of channels fall within the perceptual bandwidth of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Fry, Victoria A. Nwobodo, Kam Hou U, Michael Lapointe
  • Patent number: 11080552
    Abstract: A system for displaying one or more images to select one or more matching formulas to match color and appearance of a target coating of an article includes a computing device, a display device, a host computer connected to the computing device, one or more data input devices, a first database containing repair formulas, color characteristics, and appearance characteristics, a second database containing identification information of an article or a three-dimensional model of an article or a three-dimensional mapping of a geometry of a part of an article, and a computer program product accessible to the computing device and/or the host computer and performing a computing process to retrieve at least one preliminary matching formula from the first database, select one article or a three-dimensional mapping of a geometry of one article from the second database, generate individual matching images, and display the individual matching images on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP CO., LLC
    Inventors: Larry E. Steenhoek, Robert V. Canning, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11069583
    Abstract: A plurality of endpoints in a wet etching process of a substrate are determined. A plurality of benchmark end points during a wet etching process of a first substrate are determined, using first light information represented by a HSV color model for sample locations of the first substrate. Etch parameters are generated for a wet etching process for a second substrate. The generated etch parameters are used with second light information represented by at least one value of the Hue, Saturation, Value color model associated with a plurality of sample locations of the second substrate to reach respective end points during the wet etching process of a second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: VEECO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: John Taddei, David A. Goldberg, Elena Lawrence, Ian Cochran, Christopher Orlando, James Swallow, William Gilbert Breingan
  • Patent number: 11069037
    Abstract: An image fusion method for removing ghost artifacts is provided. The method includes: determining a first fusion weight of a reference pixel in a reference frame, wherein the coordinates of the reference pixel are the same as the coordinates of one of input pixels included in an input frame; determining a reference brightness parameter according to values of all channels of the reference pixel; determining an input brightness parameter according to values of all channels of the input pixel; determining a ghost weight according to an amount that the brightness parameter ratio of the input brightness parameter and the reference brightness parameter deviates from a reasonable range; determining a fusion weight according to the first fusion weight and the ghost weight; and fusing the reference pixel with the input pixel according to the fusion weight to generate a fused pixel in a fused frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GLENFLY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yichen Li
  • Patent number: 11035803
    Abstract: There is provided a system and a method comprising obtaining data representative of potential defects in at least one image of a semiconductor specimen, for each potential defect of at least a first subset of potential defects of the semiconductor specimen, obtaining pixel values representative of the potential defect in multiple images of the specimen which differ from each other by at least one parameter, classifying the potential defects into a plurality of first clusters, for each first cluster, building, based on pixel values representative of potential defects, at least one first matching filter for the first cluster, for at least a given potential defect not belonging to the first subset, determining whether it corresponds to a defect based on the first matching filters associated with the plurality of first clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Ido Almog, Ori Golani
  • Patent number: 11029832
    Abstract: A control system for a digital device includes a feed style machine display interface reactive to transfer of access rights to events associated with an association of friends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Gametime
    Inventors: Bradley Griffith, Ben Kim, Pete DeiTos, Matthew Lew, Taylor Perkins, Jairo Avalos, Mike Silvis
  • Patent number: 11029812
    Abstract: A method of controlling lighting that includes color coding at least one group icon for a scene for lighting on a light control interface. The at least one group icon can be color coded with a first type color coded identifier corresponding to the scene. The method can continue with grouping at least one member icon designating a light function form for at least one lamp to the at least one group icon on the light control interface. The at least one member icon may include a second type color identifier, in which a member icon being grouped to a group icon has a same color for the second type color identifier for the member icon as the first type color identifier for the group icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventors: Shiyong Zhang, Scott Kelly
  • Patent number: 11032446
    Abstract: To prevent any variation of the grayscale to be originally present from becoming unclear, diminishing banding that is generated when an image including a gradation is displayed. An image processing device obtains image data of an original image including plural pixels, obtains an evaluation value that represents the possibility of the generation of the banding on the basis of the color distribution of a noted area including a target pixel that is any one of the plural pixels, produces an intermediate image of which the color of the target pixel is corrected on the basis of the evaluation value, and causes a corrected image to be output on the basis of the produced intermediate image. A correction amount of the color of the target pixel is varied in accordance with the evaluation value, in the correction of the color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Takayuki Shinohara
  • Patent number: 11017265
    Abstract: A device includes at least one processor and memory including instructions that when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to scan an input image including pixels that have either a first state or a second state opposite the first state, initiate a first cluster and a first polygon that belongs to the first cluster upon encountering a first pixel of the input image that has the first state, execute a first set of operations to form the first polygon, generate an indication of one or more characteristics of the input image based on at least the first cluster, and output the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ReportsNow, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Bruce
  • Patent number: 11010875
    Abstract: A system and method of processing an image may include capturing an image of a scene. Image data having M-bits per pixel of the image may be generated. Multiple sets of simulated image data of the scene may be generated by applying different simulated exposure times to the generated image data. A processed image may be derived from the sets of simulated image data. The image data having M-bits per pixel may be an HDR image, and the processed image may be an LDR image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech S.R.L.
    Inventor: Marco Viti
  • Patent number: 11010911
    Abstract: A depth estimation system is described capable of determining depth information using two images from two cameras. A first camera captures a first image and a second camera captures a second image, both images including a plurality of light channels. In a first light channel of the plurality of light channels, the system calculates a census transform for each pixel of the first image and a census transform for each pixel of the second image. In a second light channel of the plurality of light channels, the system calculates a census transform for each pixel of the first image and a census transform for each pixel of the second image. The system generates a depth map based in part on the census transforms for each pixel of the first image and the second image in the first light channel and in the second light channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hall, Xinqiao Liu, Zhaoming Zhu, Rajesh Lachhmandas Chhabria, Huixuan Tang, Shuochen Su
  • Patent number: 10997907
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display apparatus that improves the uniformity of luminance among a plurality of pixels and improves chromaticity by recalibrating artifacts of a display image recognized by a visual sensation even after calibration is performed, and a method of controlling the same. The display apparatus may include a display panel; a communication circuitry configured to receive an initial calibration coefficient value of a first pixel and at least one second pixel except for the first pixel of the display panel; and a controller configured to compare luminance of the first pixel and the second pixel based on the initial calibration coefficient value, to modify the initial calibration coefficient value based on the comparison result, and to control the display panel based on the modified calibration coefficient value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Jin Baek, Ho Sik Sohn, Kil Soo Jung, Oh Jae Kwon, Ho Young Lee
  • Patent number: 10996956
    Abstract: A method includes incrementing a counter with transmission of a process data from a first processor to a second processor, periodically decrementing the counter, if the counter is greater than a predetermined floor threshold value, wherein a period is a predetermined time interval; and stalling the first processor, if the counter is above a configurable load threshold value, so as to re-schedule the transmission of the process data from the first processor to the second processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Albrecht Mayer, Glenn Ashley Farrall
  • Patent number: 10984504
    Abstract: Techniques related to demosaicing for digital image processing are discussed. Such techniques include correcting defective pixels by detecting hot and warm pixels and correcting such detected hot and warm pixels based on neighboring pixels and angle compensation including detecting dominant angles and compensating for such detected angles during demosaicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jong Dae Oh, Vijay Sundaram, Jingyang Xue, Yi-Jen Chiu
  • Patent number: 10984275
    Abstract: An apparatus including a location device and a processor. The location device may be configured to determine location coordinates of the apparatus. The processor may be configured to receive video frames captured by a capture device, perform video analysis on the video frames to detect objects in the video frames and extract metadata corresponding to the objects detected in the video frames, correlate the metadata with the location coordinates, determine a distance from the apparatus to the objects in the video frames and calculate an absolute location of the objects in response to the distance and the location coordinates. The distance may be determined by comparing a size of the objects detected in the video frames with a known size of the objects. The absolute location for the objects in the video frames may be added to the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: WAYLENS, INC
    Inventor: Jeffery R. Campbell