Combining Image Portions (e.g., Portions Of Oversized Documents) Patents (Class 382/284)
  • Patent number: 11449973
    Abstract: A system and method for constructing a digital composite image of a three-dimensional biological sample. The system includes an optical system that captures images of cells and tissue presented on a specimen slide. The system systematically acquires a stack of images at different segments across the specimen slide. For each segment, the system dynamically calculates an optimal focal plane. Once an optimal focal plane is determined for each of the stacks of images, the system generates a composite image by copying the sharpest objects from each of the optimal focal planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: CDx Medical IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Rutenberg, Richard Scott, Robert Tjon, Paul Seltzer
  • Patent number: 11438523
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes: a display controller configured to display a graphic image together with an HDR image on a display unit, wherein the display controller is further configured to (1) display the graphic image in second brightness in a case where brightness of the HDR image is first brightness, and (2) display the graphic image in fourth brightness that is higher than the second brightness in a case where brightness of the HDR image is third brightness that is higher than the first brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroaki Nashizawa
  • Patent number: 11429814
    Abstract: The present invention provides a learning image generation apparatus (100) including: a background image acquisition unit (111) that acquires a background image; a background camera posture information acquisition unit (112) that acquires posture information of a background camera which generates a background image; an object continuous image acquisition unit (113) that acquires an object continuous image including an object; a synthesis position determination unit (121) that determines a synthesis position on the background image of the object included in each of a plurality of object still images included in the object continuous image based on the posture information of the background camera; and an image synthesis unit (131) that synthesizes the objects included in each of the plurality of object still images with the background image to generate a synthesis continuous image based on the background image, the object continuous image, the synthesis position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo Kawai
  • Patent number: 11416993
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for image splicing. The systems and methods may acquire a first image and a second image, determine a plurality of first feature points in a first region of the first image, determine a plurality of second feature points in a second region of the second image, then match the plurality of first feature points with the plurality of second feature points to generate a plurality of point pairs. Based on the plurality of point pairs, a third region on the first image and a fourth region on the second image may be determined. Finally, a third image may be generated based on the first image and the second image, wherein the third region of the first image may overlap with the fourth region of the second image in the third image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Hu, Jie Niu, Liang Xu, Yecheng Han, Hanyu Wang, Yueyan Bian, Wanli Teng, Kai Cui, Le Yang
  • Patent number: 11416964
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and device for adjusting resolution of a Head-Mounted Display (HMD) apparatus. Wherein, the method comprises the steps of: determining saliency information of display contents in multimedia information; adjusting, according to the saliency information, resolution corresponding to each display content in the multimedia information; and, displaying the resolution-adjusted multimedia information. In the present invention, by determining saliency information of display contents in multimedia information, the resolution corresponding to the display contents is adjusted, which enable the resolution of the display contents to be matched with the saliency of the display contents, and accordingly, the resolution-adjusted multimedia information is displayed without the need of displaying the complete multimedia information in a higher resolution and a higher frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weiming Li, Guangwei Wang, Mingcai Zho, Tao Hong, Deheng Qian, Haitao Wang
  • Patent number: 11416973
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter includes a computerized method and system dedicated for reducing image artifacts and differences in an image mosaic and providing a smooth output image build from a collection of partially overlapping images. According to the disclosed technique image correction is applied on all regions of the corrected image and not only on overlapping regions between images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Shlomo Abergel, Moshe Karakash
  • Patent number: 11408771
    Abstract: A method for constructing a colour space specific to an individual viewing a colour image on a display device, including at least the following steps: a first step of measuring an emitted spectral radiance; a second step of constructing a Euclidean colour space of the lights emitted by the display device; a third step of measuring, by computer, a luminance vector field perceived by the individual; a fourth step of constructing a model corresponding to the individual's perception of the colours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
    Inventors: David Alleysson, David Meary
  • Patent number: 11412303
    Abstract: A method of filtering images of live stream content may include defining a prohibited frame content template; analyzing live stream content at a frame level to determine content within each frame of the live stream content; and comparing a frame of the live stream content against the prohibited frame content template to detect prohibited content in the frame that matches prohibited frame content as defined by the prohibited frame content template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Fox, Jonathan Dunne, Liam S. Harpur, Kelley Anders
  • Patent number: 11409785
    Abstract: A media file processing method is described. Multiple selected media files are processed by a terminal device comprising a processor and a memory storing computer readable instructions executed by the processor. The terminal device extracts content association information corresponding to the multiple selected media files. The terminal device further synthesizes the multiple selected media files according to the content association information to obtain an animation that is a dynamic presentation of contents of the multiple selected media files. The animation is then stored in a predetermined file format in the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Fengkai Wu
  • Patent number: 11403773
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of stitching images captured by a vehicle. A first image and a second image are received. The first image and the second image are segmented based on characteristics of pixels. Groups of pixels having similar characteristics are identified to form clusters in a predetermined portion of overlap of the first image and the second image. A confidence score is generated for the first image and the second image. A difference in the confidence score is computed. At least one of, the first image capturing unit and the second image capturing unit is aligned to capture at least one of, a first aligned image and a second aligned image based on the difference in the confidence score. The first aligned image and the second aligned image are stitched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Mohd Zaid, Amrit Paul
  • Patent number: 11399156
    Abstract: A system and method to create original content by means of merging different content from multiple individual devices into at least one combined content set. The system includes multiple content capture devices, a database that stores media content from the multiple individual devices, a processor that merges the data content, and a server that distributes the merged content. Moreover, the merging processor applies a set of rules as to how the content is to be merged into the combined content set and the distribution server has a set of distribution rules related to how the combined content is distributed and the user(s) that can consume the combined content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventor: John McDevitt
  • Patent number: 11397517
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging and imaging software and systems by enabling users to generate customized media overlays that can be shared with other users. For example, media overlays can be generated by the system and displayed in conjunction with media content (e.g., images and/or video) generated by an image-capturing device (e.g., a digital camera). In some embodiments, existing media overlays may be used by users to create derivative media overlays. The system may track usage of media overlays and any derivatives created based thereon, and allow users to control the distribution and use of their overlays in future derivatives. In some embodiments, for example, a user can modify an overlay they created and cause the modification to propagate to all derivative overlays based on the user's overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Newar Husam Al Majid, Sheldon Chang, Yunchao Gong, Kirk Ouimet, Haibo Zhao
  • Patent number: 11392642
    Abstract: An image processing method includes: obtaining audio data corresponding to a reality scene image acquired in real time; dynamically determining attribute information of a virtual object according to the audio data, the attribute information indicating a visual state of the virtual object; identifying a target object from the reality scene image; determining, according to the target object, a fusion location of the virtual object determined according to the attribute information in the reality scene image according to the target object; fusing the virtual object determined according to the attribute information into the reality scene image according to the fusion location, the virtual object presenting different visual states that correspond to different attribute information dynamically determined according to the audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jingjin Zhou, Pei Cheng, Bin Fu, Yu Gao
  • Patent number: 11394920
    Abstract: The present technology ensures that electrooptical conversion processing for transmission video data obtained using an HDR optoelectrical conversion characteristic is favorably carried out at a receiving side. The transmission video data is obtained by performing high dynamic range optoelectrical conversion on high dynamic range video data. A video stream is obtained by applying encoding processing to this transmission video data. A container in a predetermined format including this video stream is transmitted. Meta information indicating an electrooptical conversion characteristic corresponding to a high dynamic range optoelectrical conversion characteristic is inserted into a parameter set field in the video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 11381733
    Abstract: A camera platform apparatus (102) sequentially moves an image capturing direction of an image capturing apparatus (101) with respect to an object to be inspected. The image capturing apparatus (101) acquires a captured image of each section of the object by performing image capturing in each image capturing direction. A computational operation apparatus (103) records a focus control position for each section of the object whose image is captured by the image capturing apparatus (101) in each image capturing direction. In a case where AF is not successful when image capturing is performed on a section whose image is not yet captured, the computational operation apparatus (103) sets an allowable range of the focus control position for the section for which the AF is not successful based on the recorded focus control positions, and the computational operation apparatus (103) controls the image capturing apparatus (101) to perform focus BLK image capturing within the set range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeki Mori
  • Patent number: 11379755
    Abstract: At a machine learning service, a set of candidate variables that can be used to train a model is identified, including at least one processed variable produced by a feature processing transformation. A cost estimate indicative of an effect of implementing the feature processing transformation on a performance metric associated with a prediction goal of the model is determined. Based at least in part on the cost estimate, a feature processing proposal that excludes the feature processing transformation is implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leo Parker Dirac, Nicolle M. Correa, Charles Eric Dannaker
  • Patent number: 11381706
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a processor configured to position a content image based on content data in a first area of a recording medium, and position a partial target image contained in the content image in a second area of the recording medium different from the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Noriaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11373301
    Abstract: An image diagnostic device that obtains a prediction model indicating a higher accuracy diagnosis prediction result includes: an observation unit that collects an image of an examination object; and an image processing unit that generates first image data from the image, and performs image processing of the first image data. The image processing unit is provided with: a feature extraction unit that extracts a first feature from the first image data; a feature transformation unit that converts the first feature to a second feature to be extracted from second image data; and an identification unit that calculates a prescribed parameter value using the converted second feature. The feature extraction unit includes a prediction model learned using a plurality of combinations of the first image data and feature, and the feature transformation unit includes a feature transformation model learned using a plurality of combinations of the first and second features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Ogino, Yukio Kaneko, Zisheng Li, Yoshihisa Sotome
  • Patent number: 11375165
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus to continuously calibrate images displayed on a screen or surface by one or more projection devices during display of the images are disclosed. The systems, methods and apparatus comprise defining a plurality of fiducial markers on the screen, detecting, by a registration device, such as a camera, the plurality of fiducial markers in an image of the screen, adding a plurality of reference markers to an image displayed on the screen, detecting, by the registration device, the plurality of reference markers in the displayed image, determining a mapping between positions of the reference markers on the screen to positions of the reference markers in the displayed images, calculating an image warp based on the mapping and a layout of the images to be displayed and applying the image warp to images from an image generator to produce geometrically corrected images for display on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: ImmersaView Pty., Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Charles Boud, Shaun Andre Burns, Edward Wigg, Vishesh Bhartiya, Alexander Talesin Streit
  • Patent number: 11366989
    Abstract: The technology described herein is directed to systems, methods, and software for indexing video. In an implementation, a method comprises identifying one or more regions of interest around target content in a frame of the video. Further, the method includes identifying, in a portion of the frame outside a region of interest, potentially empty regions adjacent to the region of interest. The method continues with identifying at least one empty region of the potentially empty regions that satisfies one or more criteria and classifying at least the one empty region as a negative sample of the target content. In some implementations, the negative sample of the target content in a set of negative samples of the target content, with which to train a machine learning model employed to identify instances of the target content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Oron Nir, Maria Zontak, Tucker Cunningham Burns, Apar Singhal, Lei Zhang, Irit Ofer, Avner Levi, Haim Sabo, Ika Bar-Menachem, Eylon Ami, Ella Ben Tov, Anika Zaman
  • Patent number: 11368669
    Abstract: An example system for generating stereoscopic light field panoramas includes at least one memory; and at least one processor to execute instructions to: access images of a scene captured by a plurality of cameras, the images including light field information associated with the scene; generate, based on first portions of the images, a first stereoscopic light field panorama for a first perspective associated with a left eye viewpoint of the scene, the left eye viewpoint associated with a left eye position on a first circle; and generate, based on second portions of the images, a second stereoscopic light field panorama for a second perspective associated with a right eye viewpoint of the scene, the right eye viewpoint associated with a right eye position on a second circle, the first circle being different than and concentric to the second circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fan Zhang, Oscar Nestares
  • Patent number: 11343464
    Abstract: When one or multiple video files that correspond to at least a part of preset sections are read out from a storage unit, a length of time of a section overlap, which represents a time slot that overlaps the section among from one or more time slots over which the read video file(s) are recorded, is calculated, and the video file(s) that corresponds to the time code contained in the section overlap having been subjected to calculation are clipped and stored in a predetermined storage area, the medical video processing system can carry out, when the length of time of the section overlap (for example, 32 minutes and 10 seconds) exceeds a predetermined length of time (for example 30 minutes), a shortening process that shortens the length of time of the video file(s) to be stored in the predetermined storage area, down to a predetermined length of time or shorter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: MEDI PLUS INC.
    Inventors: Naoya Sugano, Minsu Kwon
  • Patent number: 11335108
    Abstract: System and method to recognise characters from an image are disclosed. The method includes receiving the at least one image, pre-processing the at least one image, extracting a plurality of characters from the corresponding at least one image, extracting at least one structure from the corresponding at least one image upon applying an edge detection technique to extract a structure, identifying a template based on extracted structure, subjecting the plurality of characters into a plurality of ensemble AI models to extract one of a plurality of texts, a plurality of non-textual data and a combination thereof, comparing a plurality of extracted plurality of texts, a plurality of non-textual data, or a combination thereof from the corresponding plurality of ensemble AI models with each other, generating a confidence score and validating one of the plurality of accurate texts, the plurality of accurate non-textual data, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Amit Phatak, Akash Thakur, Sejal Oroosh
  • Patent number: 11330173
    Abstract: A method includes receiving one or more panoramic image processing parameters from a remote terminal, controlling a carrier to rotate an image capturing device about a first axis of the carrier while causing the image capturing device to capture a plurality of images based at least in part on the one or more panoramic image processing parameters, and stabilizing the image capturing device against motions with respect to a second axis or a third axis of the carrier while the image capturing device is rotating about the first axis of the carrier. The image capturing device is coupled to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) via the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SZ DJI OSMO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingyu Wang, Zisheng Cao, Taiwen Liang, Lifu Yu
  • Patent number: 11321755
    Abstract: In an illustrative embodiment, systems for designing and producing customized food products include receiving a request to design a customized food product containing a printed edible medium. The systems may calculate, based on product inventory at a preferred bakery, a preparation lead time for the food product where the product inventory includes availability of printed edible media substrates. The systems may present customization user interface screens that provide customization options for the food product. The systems may convert customization option selections made at the customization user interface screens into decorating instructions for the food product and transmit the decorating instructions to the bakery. The systems may determine a position in a preparation queue for the food product based in part on attributes of pending food product orders in a preparation queue at the bakery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Decopac, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Anderson, Carlos A. Davila, Mitchell Huxhold, Sarah Schiebout, Andy Schnoebelen, Gina Watschke
  • Patent number: 11323617
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a video transmission apparatus, a video reception apparatus, an image transmission apparatus, an image reception apparatus, and a system. The image transmission apparatus includes a detection circuitry, a generation circuitry, and a transmission circuitry. The generation circuitry is configured to generate a first image based on a first piece of positional information from a plurality of pieces of positional information, the first image including the overlap region and corresponding to a first region of interest of two or more regions of interest. The generation circuitry is also configured to generate one or more second images based on an overlap region and the plurality of pieces of positional information, the one or more second images excluding the overlap region and corresponding to regions of interest other than the first region of interest of the two or more regions of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sugioka, Tomohiro Takahashi, Hiroki Ui, Yoshiaki Inada, Masatsugu Kobayashi, Masaru Takamoto
  • Patent number: 11310420
    Abstract: What is described are a method and a device, wherein two types of individual images are captured, namely a set of individual images captured simultaneously, and a further set of individual images captured in temporal succession. Among said two sets of individual images, individual images are selected which in combination result in a panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Oberdoerster, Andreas Brueckner, Jacques Duparré, Frank Wippermann
  • Patent number: 11297248
    Abstract: A user device may capture a plurality of preview images that each include image data. The user device may process, in substantially real-time, a preview image to identify an object in the preview image, including determining an outline of the object. The user device may create a mask that hides a portion of the image data associated with an area outside of the outline of the object in one or more of the preview images. Based on determining that a parameter associated with glare of the object in the preview images does not satisfy a threshold, the user device may provide, in substantially real-time, feedback to a user, including an instruction to the user to perform an action with respect to the user device or to the object, and, based on determining that the parameter satisfies the threshold, the user device may automatically capture an image of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Pribble, Nicholas Capurso, Daniel Alan Jarvis
  • Patent number: 11288782
    Abstract: An electronic device performs HDR processing by using a plurality of image sensor blocks including a first image sensor block that photographs an object at a first field of view and a second image sensor block that photographs the object at a second field of view greater than the first field of view. An image signal processor generates first image data and second image data based on the photographed object. A main processor crops image data among image data of the second sensor that correspond to image data of the first sensor, and performs HDR processing based on the first image data and the cropped second image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Su-Young Lee, Jeongwook Lee, Daejung Kim, Hwansun Sung, Hyunseok Yang, Eunjik Yi, Joohyoung Lee, Sooman Jeong
  • Patent number: 11270421
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises: at least one processor or circuit configured to perform the operations of following units: an obtaining unit configured to obtain a plurality of image signals being composed of image signals shot wider different shooting conditions; a determination unit configured to determine a composition rate in order to composite an image signal that has the predetermined shooting condition with a noise-reduced image that has the predetermined shooting condition, in accordance with an inter-frame change amount and a parameter indicating the predetermined shooting condition; a noise reduction unit configured to composite the image signal with the noise-reduced image using the composition rate to generate a new noise-reduced image; and a composition unit configured to composite the new noise-reduced image and an image signal that has another shooting condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirotaka Omori
  • Patent number: 11263808
    Abstract: Computer systems and methods are described for automatically generating a 3D model, including, with computer processor(s), obtaining geo-referenced images representing the geographic location of a structure containing one or more real façade texture of the structure; locating a geographical position of real façade texture(s) of the structure; selecting base oblique image(s) from the images by analyzing image raster content of the real façade texture depicted in the images with selection logic; analyzing the real façade texture to locate a geographical position of at least one occlusion using pixel pattern recognition of the real façade texture; locating oblique image(s) having an unoccluded image characteristic of the occlusion in the real façade texture; applying the real façade texture to wire-frame data of the structure to create a 3D model of the structure; and applying the unoccluded image characteristic to the real façade texture to remove the occlusion from the real façade texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Pictometry International Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph G. Freund, Ran Gal
  • Patent number: 11252341
    Abstract: A method for shooting image, applied to an electronic device in which an image capturing device is mounted, includes: receiving a first input from a user; responsive to the first input, acquiring a first image and a second image captured by the image capturing device for a target object, a framing range of the first image being same as a framing range of the second image; and performing synthesis processing on the first image and the second image to generate a target image, the target image including a first object image of the target object in the first image and a second object image of the target object in the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qian Wang, Huixia Wu
  • Patent number: 11245858
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic apparatus and method for providing an image of surroundings of a vehicle. The electronic apparatus for providing an image of surroundings of the vehicle includes a first image sensor creating a first image by capturing surroundings of the vehicle; a second image sensor creating a second image by capturing surroundings of the vehicle; and a processor configured to obtain feature information of each of the first image and the second image and use a portion of the first image and a portion of the second image to create a composite image that represents the surroundings of the vehicle, based on the obtained feature information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: Taehee Lee, Jihye Kim, Sahnggyu Park, Seunghoon Han, Boseok Moon
  • Patent number: 11240429
    Abstract: The present invention provides a target object elimination method based on a panoramic camera, the panoramic camera comprising at least two independent lenses, wherein the method comprises following steps: capturing one basic panoramic image by each of the independent lenses; recognizing a target object from each of the basic panoramic images; dividing each of the basic panoramic images into a plurality of image parts having a same or different size, wherein at least one of the image parts comprises the target object; deleting the one image part comprising the target object in each of the basic panoramic images; and combining all remaining image parts in each of the basic panoramic images to obtain a corrected panoramic image from which the target object is eliminated. By the present invention, the target object can be eliminated quickly and efficiently while ensuring the quality of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignees: CHINA-GERMANY(ZHUHAI) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INSTITUTE CO., LTD., ZHUHAI 4DAGE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yan Cui
  • Patent number: 11238559
    Abstract: An image processing method that generates high-resolution image data from low-resolution image data and an image receiving apparatus that is operated by the image processing method are provided. In the image processing method that generates high-resolution image data from low-resolution image data, the low-resolution image data is divided to generate a plurality of first image data, among the plurality of first image data, one of two adjacent image data is second image data, and the other is third image data. Surroundings of the second image data are supplemented with pixel data to generate fourth image data. The pixel data includes part of the third image data. A convolutional neural network using the fourth image data as an input is implemented, fifth image data is output from the convolutional neural network, and a plurality of the fifth image data is combined to generate high-resolution image data. The image receiving apparatus is operated by the image processing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masataka Shiokawa, Kei Takahashi, Yuji Iwaki, Hiromichi Godo
  • Patent number: 11233937
    Abstract: An autonomously motile device is capable of capturing image data, such as panoramic images, as it moves to different locations in an environment. It selects the locations at which to capture the image data by determining, for each of a plurality of grid units in a map of the environment, a number of grid points that are unobstructed by a wall or object surrounding the point. It then selects a number of locations having the greatest number of viewable grid points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy Solenberg, Sitaram Baldwa, Raymond Zhang
  • Patent number: 11227060
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are display techniques that will allow sensitive data displayed on a computer screen to only be viewed by authorized users and will render computer screen unreadable to unauthorized users. One or more display techniques are capable of automatically scrambling and unscrambling display screen of the computing device in which only an intended viewer is able to view data on the display screen using deciphering glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Jiby John, Michal Knas, Damon Ryan Depaolo, Payton A. Shubrick, Jason Cook
  • Patent number: 11223845
    Abstract: An image decoding method according to the present invention comprises the steps of: generating a merge candidate list in a current block; specifying one of a plurality of merge candidates included in the merge candidate list; deriving a first affine seed vector and a second affine seed vector of the current block on the basis of a first affine seed vector and a second affine seed vector of the specified merge candidate; deriving an affine vector for a subblock in the current block, using the first affine seed vector and the second affine seed vector of the current block; and performing motion compensation prediction for the subblock on the basis of the affine vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Bae Keun Lee
  • Patent number: 11223855
    Abstract: Technologies relating to system and method of real-time video overlaying or superimposing display from multiple mutually synchronous cameras are disclosed. An example method of real-time video overlaying includes the steps of: synchronizing frame rates of a depth data, a face meta data, and a video data of a first camera video output captured by a first camera; determining a first depth between a user face and the first camera; using a cutoff depth to determine a user body contour; generating a binary mask of the user body contour based on the first depth and the cutoff depth; smoothing an edge of the binary mask; merging the binary mask with the first camera video output and generating a merged first camera video output; and overlaying the merged first camera video output onto a second camera video output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: LOOP NOW TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Li Chen, Yang-Cheng Fan, Ting Kwan Luk, Xinshuo Zhang, WuHsi Li
  • Patent number: 11200640
    Abstract: An oblique imagery application receives an oblique image captured by an oblique camera at a non-orthogonal angle with respect to a ground plane and map data including a map tile corresponding to geographic coordinates. A principal axis is determined that is orthogonal to an image plane defined by the oblique image and intersecting a center of the oblique image. For each pixel of the oblique image, a pixel vector is determined and a set of deviation coordinates based on a deviation of the pixel vector from the principal axis is determined for the pixel, with the pixel vector of a pixel passing through a focal point of the oblique camera and ending at the pixel. The map tile is associated to the pixels of the oblique image based on the camera parameters, the deviation coordinates of the pixels, the oblique camera parameters, and the geographic coordinates of the map tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: MAPBOX, INC.
    Inventor: Damon Burgett
  • Patent number: 11189055
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus and method and a program that enable grasping of a missing in an image. A missing determination unit determines whether or not there is a missing portion in an image captured by a plurality of cameras, and supplies a determination result (presence or absence of a missing) to a display control unit. The display control unit controls notification according to the determination result (presence or absence of a missing). The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a system for causing a circumference image from an image captured by a wearable terminal to be displayed in another wearable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunichi Kasahara
  • Patent number: 11189012
    Abstract: A method includes generating image signals from which a two-dimensional image is generated. The method includes generating object image signals by capturing an examination object arranged in a space. The method includes generating overview image signals by capturing an overview of the space. The method includes receiving image information included in the generated object image signals and the generated overview image signals. The method includes combining a two-dimensional object image, generated from the object image signals, with a two-dimensional perspectively distorted overview image of the space, generated from the overview image signals, to form a two-dimensional output image. The method includes scaling the received image information with respect to an image size for forming the output image in a manner such that at least one dimension of the examination object captured both in the object image and in the overview image has a same size in the output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Patrick Betz, Oliver Unrath, Markus Ritter
  • Patent number: 11175132
    Abstract: Perception sensors of a vehicle can be used for various operating functions of the vehicle. A computing device may receive sensor data from the perception sensors, and may calibrate the perception sensors using the sensor data, to enable effective operation of the vehicle. To calibrate the sensors, the computing device may project the sensor data into a voxel space, and determine a voxel score including an occupancy score and a residual value for each voxel. The computing device may then adjust an estimated position and/or orientation of the sensors, and associated sensor data, from at least one perception sensor to minimize the voxel score. The computing device may calibrate the sensor using the adjustments corresponding to the minimized voxel score. Additionally, the computing device may be configured to calculate an error in a position associated with the vehicle by calibrating data corresponding to a same point captured at different times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Adams, Ian Baldwin, Bertrand Robert Douillard, Jesse Sol Levinson
  • Patent number: 11136048
    Abstract: The disclosure describes various embodiments for online system-level validation of sensor synchronization. According to an embodiment, an exemplary method of analyzing sensor synchronization in an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV) include the operations of acquiring raw sensor data from a first sensor and a second sensor mounted on the ADV, the raw sensor data describing a target object in a surrounding environment of the ADV; and generating an accuracy map based on the raw sensor data in view of timestamps extracted from the raw sensor data. The method further includes the operations of generating a first bounding box and a second bounding box around the target object using the raw sensor data; and performing an analysis of the first and second bounding boxes and the accuracy map using a predetermined algorithm in view of one or more pre-configured sensor settings to determine whether the first sensor and the second sensor are synchronized with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignees: BAIDU USA LLC, BAIDU.COM TIMES TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuai Wang, Shuangcheng Guo, Xianfei Li, Chongchong Li, Jian Sheng, Davy Huang, Manjiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11128809
    Abstract: An electronic device, method, and computer readable medium for compositing high dynamic range frames are provided. The electronic device includes a camera, and a processor coupled to the camera. The processor registers the plurality of multi-exposure frames with a hybrid of matched features to align non-reference frames with a reference frame; generates blending maps of the plurality of multi-exposure frames to reduce moving ghost artifacts and identify local areas that are well-exposed in the plurality of multi-exposure frames; and blends the plurality of multi-exposure frames weighted by the blending maps using a two-step weight-constrained exposure fusion technique into a high dynamic range (HDR) frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ruiwen Zhen, John Glotzbach, Ibrahim Pekkucuksen, Hamid R. Sheikh
  • Patent number: 11128813
    Abstract: An image processing system includes an image obtaining unit that obtains images based on capturing from plural directions by plural cameras, an information obtaining unit that obtains viewpoint information indicating a virtual viewpoint, and a generation unit configured to generate virtual viewpoint images on a basis of the obtained images and viewpoint information. The generation unit generates a first virtual viewpoint image outputted to a display apparatus that displays an image for a user to specify a virtual viewpoint and a second virtual viewpoint image outputted to an output destination different from the display apparatus by using at least one of data generated in a process for generating the first virtual viewpoint image by image processing using the plural images obtained by the image obtaining unit and the first virtual viewpoint image, the second virtual viewpoint image having a higher image quality than that of the first virtual viewpoint image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasufumi Takama
  • Patent number: 11127151
    Abstract: A method and device for acquiring a target object, and a robot are provided. The method includes: acquiring a plurality of frames of continuous images in video images, where each frame of image includes a first target object; acquiring, based on the continuous images including the first target object, a first target image from which a background has been removed; acquiring, based on a distance from a first center point of the first target image to a common boundary, a location of a second target object in the first target image, where the first center point is determined based on a color of the second target object, the common boundary is an overlapping boundary of the second target object and the first target object, and the second target object is included in the first target object; and extracting the second target object based on the location of the second target object in the first target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SHEN ZHEN KUANG-CHI HEZHONG TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Ruopeng Liu, Yicun Ouyang
  • Patent number: 11127180
    Abstract: An object of an image processing apparatus, a method, and a non-transitory computer readable recording medium storing a program is to enable acquisition of a composite image in which an effect of a meniscus formed on a liquid surface of a liquid in a container is reduced. A plurality of captured images acquired by setting a part of adjacent observation regions to overlap with each other and imaging a container a plurality of times while changing a position of the observation region are acquired. An overlapping region selection unit 51 selects the captured image having a highest contrast in the overlapping region with at least one adjacent captured image in each captured image Gi as an image of the overlapping region. A composite image generation unit 52 generates a composite image Gs by linking the plurality of captured images in which the images of the overlapping regions are selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Wakui
  • Patent number: 11120547
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of image stitching using confidence level of image matching on image pair to be stitched are disclosed. According to the present invention, the first quality of image matching is determined for a current image based on feature matching on first image pairs corresponding to the current image and a neighboring image set. If the first quality of image matching for at least one first image pair satisfies a first quality criterion, then the second quality of image matching is determined based on pixel-domain matching for one or more candidate image pairs, where each candidate image pair has a corresponding first quality of image matching satisfying the first quality criterion. If the second quality of image matching for a candidate image pair satisfies a second quality criterion, then the matched image pair is stitched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CAPSOVISION, INC.
    Inventors: Kang-Huai Wang, Chenyu Wu
  • Patent number: 11107260
    Abstract: A control method for an image processing apparatus that generates a plurality of pieces of album data corresponding to a plurality of albums includes automatically selecting at least one piece of image data out of a plurality of pieces of image data as common image data corresponding to an image to be placed in a common page, which is a page common to all of the plurality of albums, based on an evaluation that is based on a first factor, and automatically selecting at least one piece of image data out of the plurality of pieces of image data as individual image data corresponding to an image to be placed in an individual page, which is a page not common to all of the plurality of albums, based on an evaluation that is based on a second factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Yamada, Shinjiro Hori, Hiroyasu Kunieda, Mitsuru Uratani