Color Image Processing Patents (Class 382/162)
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10979683
    Abstract: A white balance adjustment device includes a statistics acquisition portion and a correction portion. The statistics acquisition portion includes an area setting portion including a luminance area setting portion configured to set a plurality of luminance ranges, and an average value calculation portion configured to calculate an average value of color difference values of the image signal in each of the plurality of luminance ranges set by the luminance area setting portion. The correction portion includes a correction function determination portion configured to determine a correction function of the color difference values of the image signal based on the average value of the color difference values calculated by the average value calculation portion, and a color difference correction portion configured to correct the color difference values of the image signal based on the correction function determined by the correction function determination portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Negishi, Hitoshi Takagi, Hiromasa Shinsha, Satoshi Ikegaya, Tsutomu Usui, Norihiko Nakano
  • Patent number: 10964064
    Abstract: A seasonal color coding system for recommending a customized seasonal color harmony palette to a user is disclosed. The system includes a scanning module to scan attributes comprising a skin color, a hair color, and an eye color, a plurality of colors of tangible objects, or a combination thereof associated with a plurality of users. The system further includes an analysis module to analyze the plurality of attributes by using mathematical algorithms to identify colors corresponding to each of the attributes. The system further includes a categorization module to determine a category for the user based on the identified colors corresponding to each of the attributes. The system further includes a recommendation module to provide recommendations for the customized seasonal color harmony palette to the user based on the determined category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Kimberly M. Watling
  • Patent number: 10943121
    Abstract: Systems and methods provided for presenting supplemental content in an augmented reality environment where an object within a field of view of an augmented reality device of a user is identified and processed to detect a reference related to a participant in an event. A user profile or user social network is searched to identify a message from the user about the participant. The message may be combined with the object in the augmented reality field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Bates, Jesse F. Patterson, Mark K. Berner, Eric Dorsey, Jonathan A. Logan, David W. Chamberlin, Paul Stevens, Herbert A. Waterman
  • Patent number: 10943098
    Abstract: Techniques for dataset processing are provided. A plurality of feature vectors is generated for a plurality of pixel regions from a plurality of images, and a plurality of clusters is generated based on the plurality of feature vectors. A score is assigned to each respective pixel region in the plurality of pixel regions based at least in part on a cluster the respective pixel region is associated with. A unified dataset is created by, for each respective cluster in the plurality of clusters, computing a representative index for each pixel region in the respective cluster by comparing the pixel regions in the cluster, and modifying the score of the pixel regions in the cluster based on the computed representative indices. A confidence index is generated for the unified dataset based at least in part on a level of fragmentation in the unified dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chetan Mishra, Yun Zhai
  • Patent number: 10939110
    Abstract: Innovations in adaptive encoding and decoding for units of a video sequence can improve coding efficiency when switching between color spaces during encoding and decoding. For example, some of the innovations relate to adjustment of quantization or scaling when an encoder switches color spaces between units within a video sequence during encoding. Other innovations relate to adjustment of inverse quantization or scaling when a decoder switches color spaces between units within a video sequence during decoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bin Li, Jizheng Xu, Gary J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10930243
    Abstract: A method for adjusting uniformity of image color tones includes setting brightness of a darkest display region as target brightness and setting color temperature coordinates of a designated display region as target color temperature coordinates of at least one part of display regions of a display, comparing the brightness and the color temperature coordinates of each display region of the at least one part of display regions with the target brightness and the target color temperature coordinates for generating a first calibrated color tone, generating a second calibrated color tone of the each display region of the at least one part of display regions according to an Alpha channel parameter and the first calibrated color tone, generating a uniformity compensated image layer according to all second calibrated color tones, and virtually overlaying the uniformity compensated image layer on the at least one part of display regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: BenQ Intelligent Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, BENQ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guo-Rong Huang, Hsiu-Fang Liu, Yi-Ho Bai
  • Patent number: 10929964
    Abstract: An improvement to an image processing system for enhancing the contrast of digital images using a local-area contrast enhancement of the digital images. For each digital image, a contrast factor is computed which is a measure of how well exposed the digital image is based on a normalized intensity value for each of the image pixels. A gain value for each of the image pixels is determined, and scaled by the contrast factor. A surround image based on a filtered version of the digital image is formed and using in conjunction with the scaled gain values to perform opponent contrast filtering to the digital image to produce an output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL INC.
    Inventor: Piotr Kuchino
  • Patent number: 10929705
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for cataloging images based on a gridded color histogram analysis. The computer accesses an image gallery specified by a user, wherein the image gallery is at least one of an image gallery stored on a user computing device, an image gallery stored on a user account at a third-party image storage, or an image gallery searched on the web. The computer receives a request to search the image gallery specified by the user. The computer performs a search of the image gallery, wherein the search is using a color based histogram algorithm based on a user input. The computer transmits a cataloged and sorted image gallery to the user computing device to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Calcaterra, Wei Ting Dong, Shi Kun Li, Su Liu
  • Patent number: 10904461
    Abstract: Apparatus for binning an input value into an array of bins, each bin representing a range of input values and the bins collectively representing a histogram of input values, the apparatus comprising: an input for receiving the input value; a memory for storing the array; and a binning controller configured to: derive a plurality of bin values from the input value according to a binning distribution located about the input value, the binning distribution spanning a range of input values and each bin value having a respective input value dependent on the position of the bin value in the binning distribution; and allocate the plurality of bin values to a plurality of bins in the array, each bin value being allocated to a bin selected according to the respective input value of the bin value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Timothy Smith
  • Patent number: 10901726
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for identifying program code changes causing a changed visual appearance of a graphical user interface of a computer application. A code change is received for the computer application in a build system. The code change results in a changed computer application. The changed computer application is run and screenshots of the visual appearance of the graphical user interface are captured and saved during the run. Differences between the saved screenshots are detected to identify changes in the visual appearance of the graphical user interface. The identified changes in the visual appearance are correlated with a particular section of program code causing the changes in the visual appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John C. Nelson, Tamer E. Abuelsaad, David Nixon
  • Patent number: 10896490
    Abstract: Embodiments provide systems and methods associated with a reflectance-based projection-resolved (rbPR) optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) algorithm which uses optical coherence tomography (OCT) reflectance to enhance the flow signal and suppress the projection artifacts in 3-dimensional OCTA. rbPR improves the vascular connectivity and improved the discrimination of the deeper plexus angiograms in healthy eyes, compared to prior PR-OCTA method. Additionally, rbPR removes flow projection artifacts more completely from the outer retinal slab in the eyes with age-related macular degeneration, and preserves vascular integrity of the intermediate and deep capillary plexuses in the eyes with diabetic retinopathy. Additionally, the rbPR method improves the resolution of the choriocapillaris and demonstrates details comparable to scanning electron microscopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Yali Jia, Jie Wang
  • Patent number: 10885616
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus 1 includes an image acquisition unit 51, an image processing unit 53, a mask image creation processing unit 54, and a processed image creation processing unit 55. The image acquisition unit 51 acquires a face image. The image processing unit 53 adjusts the brightness of the face image acquired by the image acquisition unit 51. The image processing unit 53 combines the face image acquired by the image acquisition unit 51 with the processed face image, using map data in which a predetermined region of a face is set as a transparent region on the basis of the reflection state of light emitted to the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10885672
    Abstract: Systems and methods for color selection are provided and include a mobile device having a mobile application configured to access a social media platform, retrieve a plurality of images from the social media platform, determine a dominant color for each image of the plurality of images, determine a closest matching paint color for the dominant color for each image, and display at least one of a color name and a color code associated with the closest matching paint color for the dominant color for each image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Damien Reynolds, Tanuja Singeetham, Un Ho Chung
  • Patent number: 10885611
    Abstract: Methods for dehazing a digital image and for restoring an underwater digital image. The methods include the following steps: First, clustering pixels of a digital image into haze-lines, wherein each of the haze-lines is comprised of a sub-group of the pixels that are scattered non-locally over the digital image. Second, estimating, based on the haze-lines, a transmission map of the digital image, wherein the transmission map encodes scene depth information for each pixel of the digital image. Then, for a hazy image, calculating a dehazed digital image based on the transmission map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: CARMEL HAIFA UNIVERSITY ECONOMIC CORPORATION LTD., RAMOT AT TEL-AVIV UNIVERSITY LTD.
    Inventors: Avital Treibitz, Dana Berman, Shai Avidan
  • Patent number: 10885612
    Abstract: In some examples, luminance-biased sharpening for thermal media printing may include converting an input image to a grayscale luminance representation. For each pixel of a plurality of specified pixels of the converted input image, a sharpening lightness value may be determined. Further, for each pixel of the plurality of specified pixels of the converted input image, a ratio of the sharpening lightness value to a corresponding original lightness value may be determined. Based on the determined ratio, a sharpened output image corresponding to the input image may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jay S. Gondek, Jason M. Quintana, Milan Crowley Justel
  • Patent number: 10873681
    Abstract: A method of visualization, characterization, and detection of objects within an image by applying a local micro-contrast convergence algorithm to a first image to produce a second image that is different from the first image, wherein all like objects converge into similar patterns or colors in the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Imago Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Ramsay, Eugene B. Ramsay
  • Patent number: 10871884
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to detecting characteristics of images and accentuating or manipulating characteristics of images are described. For example, a principal color of an image may be identified, a complement color may be determined based on the principal color, and the complement color may be applied to the image to accentuate the image. In this manner, an object of interest represented in the image may be emphasized and displayed in a more visually attractive manner. In addition, edges of an image may be evaluated to determine if one or more visibly cropped edges are present within the image, the image may be further cropped to remove the visibly cropped edges, and/or the image may be shifted or magnified based on such cropped edges. In this manner, an object of interest represented in the image may be magnified and emphasized, and visually distracting elements may be removed from the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Robert Cole, Joon Hao Chuah, Brian James Mount
  • Patent number: 10866988
    Abstract: Methods and systems to identify video content based on video fingerprint matching are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems generate a query fingerprint of a frame of video content captured at a client device, query a database of reference fingerprints, determine the query fingerprint of the frame of captured video content matches a reference fingerprint, and identify the video content based on the match of fingerprints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventor: Wilson Harron
  • Patent number: 10868938
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that generates image data to generate a image by superimposing a first output image that is output from a first image output apparatus and a second output image that is output from a second image output apparatus, includes a first obtaining unit configured to obtain input image data, a second obtaining unit configured to obtain first output image data to be output to the first image output apparatus, and a generation unit configured to generate second output image data to be output to the second image output apparatus based on the input image data and the first output image data, in which a sharpness of an image represented by the second output image data is in accordance with a sharpness of an image represented by the first output image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masashi Oya
  • Patent number: 10863128
    Abstract: A system produces an interpolated luminance-balanced monochrome image from a Red-Clear-Clear-Clear (RCCC) pattern image. It may include an imager having a RCCC pattern filter array. There is an interpolation processing module with one or more processors processing sampled, red filtered image pixels. A red plane is interpolated using the sampled, red filtered pixels, producing an interpolated red for the pixels. The interpolated red pixels are subtracted from the sampled clear pixels, producing a “Clear minus Red” (“C?R”) plane. A C?R value is interpolated for the red filtered pixels. The interpolated C?R value is added to the sampled red pixels, and the monochrome image is output, where the luminance is balanced across the pixels, especially in low and very light environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Alberto M Magnani
  • Patent number: 10863156
    Abstract: Image data representative of at least a portion of an image comprising first and second sets of pixels associated with first and second colour channels, respectively, is received. It is determined that a first pixel of the first set of pixels is a saturated pixel. First data based on a value of the first pixel of the second set of pixels is obtained for a first image region comprising the first pixel of the first set of pixels and a first pixel of the second set of pixels. Second data based on respective values of second pixels of the first and second sets of pixels are obtained, based on the first data, for a second image region. The second data is processed to generate output data representative of an estimated value associated with the first colour channel for the first pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Apical Ltd.
    Inventors: Dumidu Talagala, David Hanwell, Viacheslav Chesnokov, Alexey Kornienko
  • Patent number: 10846980
    Abstract: There is described a gaming apparatus for providing an auxiliary jackpot game to a live casino table in which players may place gaming chips anywhere in a betting zone defined on the gaming table surface to signify entry in the auxiliary jackpot game. The gaming apparatus includes sensors to detect the positions of gaming chips placed in the betting zone, memory means to record the physical positions of the detected betting chips, random number generating apparatus, and processor means operable to select, on the basis of a generated random number, which of the detected positions is occupied by the winning bet. Optionally, the gaming apparatus further includes determining means for determining, on the basis of a generated random number, whether or not a jackpot payout is to be made, and the processor means is operated to select a winning bet position only when the determining means determines that a payout is to be made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TCS John Huxley Europe Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas Richard Baker French, Amanda Green
  • Patent number: 10848726
    Abstract: A color-shift calibration method is provided to process an image including pixels, in which an arrangement of the pixels corresponds to a Bayer color filter array and the pixels include first green pixels, second green pixels, red pixels and blue pixels. The color-shift calibration method includes the steps outlined below. A regional gradient change of the first and the second green pixels within a neighboring region corresponding to a target green pixel is calculated. An intensity difference between the first and the second green pixels is calculated. When the regional gradient change is smaller than a gradient threshold and the intensity difference exceeds an intensity threshold range, a pixel calibration is performed on the target green pixel based on the first and the second green pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kai Liu, Wen-Tsung Huang
  • Patent number: 10841597
    Abstract: A method of encoding a pixel comprises encoding second and third color component values of the pixel in a first color space. A first color component value in a second color space is obtained for the pixel. A first color component value in the first color space is determined based on minimizing an error computed based on a difference between the first color component value in the second color space and a test color component value in the second color space derived based on the encoded second and third color component values. The first color component value in the first color space is then encoded. The target value for coding of the first color component is thereby adapted given encoding of the second and third color components. As a result the visual quality of the pixel is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Kenneth Andersson, Jacob Ström, Per Wennersten
  • Patent number: 10834293
    Abstract: An image processing device and method for a display device are disclosed, and the image processing device includes a color gamut conversion unit; the color gamut conversion unit is configured to perform processing on an input signal inputted into the display device to allow a display operation according to a color gamut range of the display device to be converted into a display operation according to a color gamut range of the input signal when the display device displays the input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xinshe Yin
  • Patent number: 10834425
    Abstract: There are disclosed an image compression method, device, and compression/decompression system, the image compression method including: receiving an input image; encoding the input image by utilizing n stages of encoding unit connected in cascades to produce an output image, where n is an integer greater than 1, wherein an input of an i-th stage of encoding unit is an i-th stage of encoding input image and includes mi?1 image components, an output of the i-th stage of encoding unit is an i-th stage of encoding output image and includes mi image components, and the output of the i-th stage of encoding unit is an input of a (i+1)-th stage of encoding unit, where 1?i<n, m is an integer greater than 1; wherein the output image includes one image component as a reference image of the input image and mn?1 image components corresponding to the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pablo Navarrete Michelini, Hanwen Liu
  • Patent number: 10817981
    Abstract: An online system is configured to provide content items to users. The content item includes an image, and is displayed with an interface element colored using an accent color to create a unified look and feel with the displayed image. The accent color is dynamically selected based upon the image, extracted color features of the image, and embeddings associated with the image indicating at least one object depicted in the image. A machine-trained classification model selects the color to be used in displaying the interface element from a quantized set of colors of the image, based upon the extracted color features and the embeddings associated with the image. As such, suitable accent colors can be selected automatically for large numbers of content items, in a flexible manner that can account for the context of the images and the context in which the content item is to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Oren Belkin
  • Patent number: 10806367
    Abstract: Characterizing myocardial perfusion pathology includes analyzing a plurality of medical images of at least a portion of the heart of a subject of interest (20), acquired in a consecutive manner by a medical imaging modality (10). Intensities of selected myocardial image positions from the plurality of medical images are sampled and assigned an index representing an order of acquisition to the respective sampled intensities of the myocardial image positions to obtain intensity curves (60). An index number (64, 66) indicative of a spatio-temporal perfusion inhomogeneity or perfusion dephasing among at least a subset of myocardial segments of the plurality of myocardial segments is calculated, based on the obtained intensity curves (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Marcel Breeuwer, Amedeo Chiribiri, Eike Nagel
  • Patent number: 10810726
    Abstract: Systems and methods including one or more processing modules and one or more non-transitory storage modules storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processing modules and perform acts of: receiving an image at a first-level analysis component comprising a first neural network structure; analyzing, using the first neural network structure of the first-level analysis component, the image to determine an image category associated with the image; selecting at least one second-level analysis component that is associated with the image category to analyze the image; analyzing, using a second neural network structure associated with the at least one second-level analysis component that was selected, the image to determine whether the image includes non-compliant content; and in response to determining that the image includes non-compliant content, executing a corrective measure. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Samrat Kokkula, Shreyansh Prakash Gandhi, Abon Chaudhuri, Theban Stanley, Behzad Ahmadi, Venkatesh Kandaswamy, Alessandro Magnani, Omer Ovenc
  • Patent number: 10783667
    Abstract: An device, method and program may properly perform gamut conversion of content and be applied to a gamut conversion device. A restoration conversion state confirming unit performs confirmation such as gamut conversion state of image data read out from an optical disc and the existence or not of restoration metadata. An information exchange unit communicates with an output device via a communication unit and performs information exchange such as the existence or not of restoration processing functionality and gamut conversion functionality and the like. A determining unit determines whether or not restoration processing is performed with a playing device based on information obtained by the restoration conversion state confirming unit and the information exchange unit. Similarly, the determining unit determines whether or not to perform gamut conversion processing with the playing device based on information obtained by the restoration conversion state confirming unit and the information exchange unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takami Mizukura, Naoya Katoh
  • Patent number: 10779013
    Abstract: A method of encoding a high dynamic range image. First converting the high dynamic range image to an image of lower luminance dynamic range by applying scaling the high dynamic range image to a predetermined scale of the luma axis. Next, applying a sensitivity tone mapping which changes the brightness of pixel colors falling within at least a subrange comprising the darker colors in the high dynamic range image. Then applying a gamma function. Finally, applying an arbitrary monotonically increasing function mapping the lumas resulting from the sensitivity tone mapping and gamma adjustments to output lumas of a lower dynamic range image. Producing in an image signal a codification of the pixel colors of the lower luminance dynamic range image and outputting in the image signal values encoding the functional behavior of the above color conversions as metadata, or values for the inverse functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Renatus Josephus Van Der Vleuten, Mark Jozef Willem Mertens
  • Patent number: 10762604
    Abstract: An electronic device may include enhancement circuitry to enhance high resolution image data to improve perceived quality of an image corresponding to the high resolution image data. The enhancement circuitry may include tone detection circuitry to determine one or more tones within the image and apply changes to the high resolution image data based on the one or more tones. The enhancement circuitry may also include example-based improvement circuitry to compare the high resolution image data to low resolution image data and apply changes to the high resolution image data based on differences between sections of the high resolution image data and sections of the low resolution image data. The enhancement circuitry may also include channel processing circuitry to apply the first and second changes to one or more channels of the high resolution image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jim C. Chou, Haiyan He, Yun Gong
  • Patent number: 10751029
    Abstract: Embodiments of a computer-implemented method of facilitating ultrasonic image analysis of a subject are disclosed. The method can involve receiving signals representing a set of ultrasound images of the subject, deriving one or more extracted feature representations from the set of ultrasound images, determining, based on the derived one or more extracted feature representations, a quality assessment value representing a quality assessment of the set of ultrasound images, determining, based on the derived one or more extracted feature representations, an image property associated with the set of ultrasound images, and producing signals representing the quality assessment value and the image property for causing the quality assessment value and the image property to be associated with the set of ultrasound images. Embodiments of a computer-implemented method of training one or more neural networks to facilitate ultrasonic image analysis is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: The University of British Columbia
    Inventors: Purang Abolmaesumi, Robert Rohling, Teresa Tsang, Zhibin Liao, Amir Abdi
  • Patent number: 10744585
    Abstract: A tangible medium having a machine-readable symbol printed thereon, such that the symbol encodes a specified digital value in a set of color elements having different, respective colors, to be identified in an image of the symbol as red, green, blue, cyan, magenta and yellow color elements, respectively. The symbol is produced by applying cyan, magenta and yellow pigments to a substrate so as to produce the color elements, such that the color elements exhibit certain red, green, and blue intensity characteristics when measured in an sRGB color space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SODYO LTD.
    Inventors: Alex Alon, Irina Alon, Yariv Haddad, Yoav Yadin
  • Patent number: 10733431
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system may access first, second, and third probability models that are respectively associated with predetermined first and second body parts and a predetermined segment connecting the first and second body parts. Each model includes probability values associated with regions in an image, with each value representing the probability of the associated region containing the associated body part or segment. The system may select a first and second region based on the first probability model and a third region based on the second probability model. Based on the third probability model, the system may compute a first probability score for regions connecting the first and third regions and a second probability score for regions connecting the second and third regions. Based on the first and second probability scores, the system may select the first region to indicate where the predetermined first body part appears in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Peizhao Zhang, Peter Vajda, Kevin Matzen, Ross Girshick
  • Patent number: 10735792
    Abstract: Features of various implementations are used to enable determining what a particular consumer is watching on television in order to deliver matched functionality, content and/or services, as a part of an interactive television suite of technologies. In some implementations, the process of determining what a particular consumer is watching is enabled so that communication between the primary set-top box and a supplemental set-top box and/or television integrated device is reduced, thereby avoiding the need for one or more provider specific APIs. For example, one aspect of the disclosure is a computer-implemented method of identifying a media program by capturing display data from the media program, and extracting text from the display data in response to determining that the display data includes the text overlay, wherein the extracted text is associated with the media program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Leslie Sandland
  • Patent number: 10735625
    Abstract: An information detecting device detects information from a target. The information detecting device includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to perform a first information acquisition operation of acquiring first information from a target criterion, a second information acquisition operation of acquiring second information from the target, and an information conversion operation of converting the second information acquired by the second information acquisition operation, into third information, with the first information acquired by the first information acquisition operation, the third information having a dimension different from respective dimensions of the first information and the second information; and perform control such that an information-acquisition condition in the first information acquisition operation is identical to an information-acquisition condition in the second information acquisition operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamoto Nakazawa, Hideki Hashimoto, Daisuke Nikaku
  • Patent number: 10726585
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provide for displaying a representative color of an image. One or more images are displayed on a display. A scroll operation corresponding to a user input is identified for displaying a plurality of images subsequently following the one or more images. During the scroll operation, at least one of the one or more images and a plurality of objects are displayed together on the display. Each of the plurality of objects is displayed in place of a respective one of the plurality of images and each of the plurality of objects is displayed as a solid-color object corresponding to one representative color of the respective one of the plurality of images. After the solid-color objects are displayed during the scroll operation, the at least one of the one or more images and the plurality of images are displayed together on the display. The plurality of images being displayed in place of the solid-color objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sang-Uk Park, Han-Sang Kim, Jung-Won Lee, Jung-Eun Lee
  • Patent number: 10721395
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus (104) includes a first obtainer (104a) that obtains a plurality of input images (111) obtained by photographing an object a plurality of times while at least one of a light source position and a viewpoint is changed, and a second obtainer (104b) that obtains a plurality of diffuse images (115) based on the same pixel areas of object images in the plurality of input images (111).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi Kusumi, Chiaki Inoue, Yoshiaki Ida
  • Patent number: 10715700
    Abstract: A profile adjustment method for causing a computer to execute a process of adjusting a to-be-adjusted profile by using a color conversion module performing a color conversion process of converting coordinate values in a color space with reference to a profile, the profile adjustment method including: setting a color conversion module included in one or more of the color conversion module, as a target module that is a color conversion module to be used; causing the target module to execute the color conversion process of converting input coordinate values in an input color space into output coordinate values in an output color space; and executing a process of using a conversion result by the target module to adjust the to-be-adjusted profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Fukasawa, Katsuyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10713793
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus 1 is provided with a skin score calculation processing unit 53. The skin score calculation processing unit 53 segments a face region of a person included in an image into a plurality of segmented regions having a uniform size in a predetermined proportion to a size of the face region. Further, the skin score calculation processing unit 53 measures luminance values of a predetermined number of pixels, respectively. Further, the skin score calculation processing unit 53 determines a condition of at least any one of pores and freckles in the face region, based on a distribution condition of the luminance values measured in the segmented region, for each of the segmented regions segmented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyosuke Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10698415
    Abstract: A method for assisting operation of a vehicle traveling on a roadway includes acquiring visual images around the vehicle with at least one visual camera having a field of view and acquiring thermal images around the vehicle with at least one thermal camera having the field of view. The thermal images are superimposed over the visual images to produce composite images. An object is detected in the composite images. A vehicle assist system adjusts at least one of a direction of travel and speed of the vehicle in response to detecting the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TRW AUTOMOTIVE U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Ramakirankumar Indrakanti, Hassan Elkhatib
  • Patent number: 10692133
    Abstract: A color estimation device includes an extraction means to extract, from product information associated with a product image showing a product and containing text information about the product to be presented to a user, a plurality of color text information indicating color names as candidate color names for the product, an estimation means to estimate a color of a product shown in the product image based on a pixel value set on the basis of each of the candidate color names and a pixel value of a pixel included in the product image, and an output means to output the color estimated by the estimation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh Masuko, Yoichi Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 10682056
    Abstract: An optical measurement system: passes a probe light beam through a variable focal length lens to the retina of an eye, and returns light from the retina through the variable focal length lens to a wavefront sensor; adjusts the focal length of the variable focal length lens to provide a desired characteristic to at least one of: the probe light beam, and the light returned by the retina to the wavefront sensor; passes a calibration light through the variable focal length lens to the wavefront sensor while the variable focal length lens is at the adjusted focal length to ascertain the adjusted focal length; and makes a wavefront measurement of the eye from the light returned from the retina of the eye through the variable focal length lens to the wavefront sensor, and from the adjusted focal length ascertained from the calibration light received by the wavefront sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Neal, Richard J. Copland
  • Patent number: 10681384
    Abstract: Based on conditions or restrictions, Strong Intra Smoothing (SIS) is enabled or disabled. SIS is not allowed for chroma when the chroma format is 444, and SIS is not allowed for chroma when the chroma format is 422 or 444.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Xu, Ali Tabatabai, Ohji Nakagami, Teruhiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10672049
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for identifying a set of images of child variants of a parent item, identifying a set of colors in the set of images, categorizing the set of colors into color subgroups, identifying a set of representative color(s) for the color subgroups, generating a color value distribution representation for an image of a child variant that indicates a respective number of pixels in the child variant image corresponding to each of one or more representative colors, identifying a color cluster in the color value distribution representation, scoring the color cluster, and selecting a particular color from the color cluster for inclusion in a sample image of the child variant if the color cluster score meets or exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody David Biggs, Srijith Ravikumar, Brent Russell Smith