To Change The Scale Or Size Of An Image Patents (Class 382/298)
  • Patent number: 10321127
    Abstract: Various corporate, industry, and regulatory guidelines, best practices and standards are used in establishing acceptable levels of accuracy for volume dimensioning systems used in commerce. A volume dimensioning system can determine at least one distortion value that is indicative of an amount of distortion present in the system and responsive to the amount of distortion, autonomously alter or adjust the units of accuracy of information reported by the system. Such alteration or adjustment of units of accuracy may be performed based on an assessment of the distortion relative to a number of distortion thresholds. Responsive to the assessment, the volume dimensioning system can adjust a unit of accuracy in a representation of volume dimensioning related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INTERMEC IP CORP.
    Inventors: Franck Laffargue, Serge Thuries, H. Sprague Ackley
  • Patent number: 10289410
    Abstract: A device generates an operating procedure manual for software including a captured image of a screen displayed by the software. An image acquiring hardware unit acquires a plurality of captured images of a plurality of screens displayed by software in response to a plurality of operations with respect to the software. A dividing hardware unit divides the plurality of captured images into a plurality of captured image groups, to each of which at least one captured image acquired in response to at least one operation constituting a meaningful chunk belongs. A generating hardware unit generates an operating procedure manual including, for each captured image group, a captured image belonging to that captured image group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Asuka Unno
  • Patent number: 10275194
    Abstract: An electronic device for file conversion includes a receiving end, a storage medium, a processor and a transmitting end. The receiving end is configured to receive a data source code. The processor is electrically connected to the receiving end and the storage medium, and is configured to store the data source code into the storage medium and convert the data source code, stored in the storage medium, into printing data. The transmitting end is electrically connected to the processor, and is configured to transmit the printing data to a printing apparatus via a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Avision Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chen Tseng, Chen-Chang Li, Xiang-Chi Lee
  • Patent number: 10152818
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a processor to retrieve a stereo three dimensional (S3D) frame of an S3D game, the frame comprising a red-green-blue (RGB) frame and depth frame; and an interest aware disparity mapping component to: generate a depth edge frame from the depth frame; and to generate a depth distribution diagram for the depth frame based on the depth edge frame, the depth distribution diagram defining a multiplicity of camera regions for generating a mapped S3D frame for a target device based upon viewing parameters of the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chao Huang
  • Patent number: 10115368
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display driving method provided includes the following steps: acquiring a current gray level value of a current frame image; determining a gray level of the current gray level value; if the current gray level value is the high gray level, then determining whether to perform an overvoltage driving according to a first gray level difference threshold value; if the current gray level value is the low gray level, then determining whether to perform the overvoltage driving according to a second gray level difference threshold value. The present invention can precisely determine whether to perform the overvoltage driving on the pixel electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dekang Zeng
  • Patent number: 10101891
    Abstract: Implementations relate to computer-assisted cropping of an image. A computer-executed method includes receiving user input indicative of a change in size of a crop window from a first size to a second size, where the crop window is displayed over an image in an image editing user interface. The method detects that the crop window of the second size has an aspect ratio within a threshold range of a predetermined aspect ratio. In response to the detection, the method resizes the crop window to a third size, where the crop window of the third size has a resized aspect ratio substantially the same as the predetermined aspect ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Krzysztof Kulewski, Jordi Miguel Verdu Orts, John Thomas Nack, Sevket Derin Babacan, Juan Carlos Miguel Anorga
  • Patent number: 10084938
    Abstract: A reading apparatus includes a reading device for reading an image on a recording medium and generating image data. The reading apparatus is configured to: receive the generated image data; retrieve a first region location indicator indicating a location of a first region to be defined on an image based on the generated image data, a second region location indicator indicating a location of a second region, a first image processing indicator indicating at least one image processing determined for the first region, and a second image processing indicator indicating at least one image processing determined for the second region; determine first partial image data based on the first region location indicator; execute the at least one image processing; determine second partial image data; and execute the at least one image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shan Xu
  • Patent number: 10067759
    Abstract: A device generates an operating procedure manual for software including a captured image of a screen displayed by the software. An image acquiring hardware unit acquires a plurality of captured images of a plurality of screens displayed by software in response to a plurality of operations with respect to the software. A dividing hardware unit divides the plurality of captured images into a plurality of captured image groups, to each of which at least one captured image acquired in response to at least one operation constituting a meaningful chunk belongs. A generating hardware unit generates an operating procedure manual including, for each captured image group, a captured image belonging to that captured image group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Asuka Unno
  • Patent number: 9888831
    Abstract: The imaging device includes an image sensor that includes a plurality of pixels that generate an image signal from an object image that is formed by an imaging optical system, a scaling section that performs a scaling process on an original image that includes image signals that correspond to the plurality of pixels, and an output section that outputs an image after the scaling process as a scaled image, the scaling section performing the scaling process using a different scaling factor corresponding to the position of a pixel of interest within the scaled image, and the image sensor including pixels in a number larger than the number of pixels of the scaled image as the plurality of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Yoshino
  • Patent number: 9824420
    Abstract: An image scaling service includes determining an image as a candidate for a scaling process, scanning the image for an initial text value, and scaling the image to a next lower resolution. The image scaling service also includes iteratively performing the scaling process until a threshold value of a readability metric is reached, the scaling process includes scanning the scaled image for a scaled text value, comparing a difference between the initial text value and the scaled text value, the difference indicative of the readability metric, and scaling the scaled image to a next lower resolution. In response to reaching the threshold value of the readability metric, the image scaling service further includes selecting from scaled images an image having a lowest resolution resulting from the scaling process before the threshold value of the readability metric was reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Bodin, Indiver N. Dwivedi, David Jaramillo
  • Patent number: 9819479
    Abstract: Described herein are technologies related to an implementation of a digital-to-time converter (DTC) circuitry that utilizes a first interpolation and a second and finer interpolation to increase interpolation ranges. The DTC circuitry generates a fine-phase modulated signal generating at least two correlated signals, and generating coarse and fine interpolations of the correlated signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Ofir Degani, Rotem Banin, Sebastian Sievert
  • Patent number: 9781393
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus include an imaging processing unit, a dial operation unit, a boundary setting unit, and a control unit. The imaging processing unit acquires image data having a predetermined image effect. The dial operation unit receives a dial operation to set at least one boundary line in the image data. The boundary setting unit sets the boundary line in the image data in response to the dial operation. The control unit controls the imaging processing unit so that image data having different image effects are obtained in the respective partial regions of the image data that are divided by the boundary line set by the boundary setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Kudo, Tetsuya Toyoda, Yuiko Uemura, Yuki Mishio
  • Patent number: 9743825
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus performs positioning between a plurality of spectral band images obtained by capturing images inside a lumen using a plurality of rays of light having wavelength bands different from one another. The image processing apparatus includes: a spectral band image acquisition unit configured to acquire the spectral band images; a spatial frequency component extraction unit configured to extract feature data for each spatial frequency band from each pixel in at least one spectral band image of the spectral band images; a weight calculation unit configured to calculate weights for each spatial frequency band given to the at least one spectral band image, based on the feature data for each spatial frequency band extracted from each pixel in the at least one spectral band image; and a positioning unit configured to perform positioning between the spectral band images based on the weights for each spatial frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Hirota, Yamato Kanda
  • Patent number: 9741092
    Abstract: Methods and systems for resizing an image utilizing content-aware seam operations include defining low-energy seams defining contextually less-important information and utilizing such information for interpolation based on one-dimensional manifolds. The interpolation can form new seams and/or regenerated pixels that can be combined with the image to provide a content-aware resized image exhibiting smooth and continuous features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Ying Luo, Ju Guo
  • Patent number: 9727331
    Abstract: A device generates an operating procedure manual for software including a captured image of a screen displayed by the software. An image acquiring hardware unit acquires a plurality of captured images of a plurality of screens displayed by software in response to a plurality of operations with respect to the software. A dividing hardware unit divides the plurality of captured images into a plurality of captured image groups, to each of which at least one captured image acquired in response to at least one operation constituting a meaningful chunk belongs. A generating hardware unit generates an operating procedure manual including, for each captured image group, a captured image belonging to that captured image group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Asuka Unno
  • Patent number: 9699384
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes a first image reduction unit configured to reduce the size of an image output by an image pickup element, a memory configured to store the image reduced by the first image reduction unit, an external output unit configured to output the image stored in the memory, a display configured to display an image being shot, a second image reduction unit configured to reduce, to the display size on the display, the image reduced by the first image reduction unit, without causing the reduced image to be stored in the memory and a signal processor for the display configured to perform signal processing of the image reduced to the display size on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichi Gunji, Hidetoshi Onuma, Yasuyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9672439
    Abstract: An object detection apparatus first sets a first partial region having a preset size and a second partial region in a given point (pixel) in an input image. In addition, the object detection apparatus calculates a first information amount in the second partial region, and sets a third partial region based on the size of the first information amount. Furthermore, the object detection apparatus calculates a score based on a salience degree that is based on a difference in statistical feature amount distribution between the first partial region and the second partial region, and based on an information amount of feature amount in the third partial region. Lastly, the object detection apparatus detects a main object by calculating scores on the respective points in the image and applying a predetermined statistical process to the scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masao Yamanaka, Masakazu Matsugu, Katsuhiko Mori
  • Patent number: 9659348
    Abstract: Methods and systems are discussed for high definition scaling. The method may include identifying values for each of a first plurality of points in a first grid. The method may include interpolating values for each of a second plurality of points in a second grid based on a location of a point and the first plurality of points, wherein the second grid is in a first grid. The method may include interpolating a value for the point based on values for each of a subset of the second plurality of points. Interpolating by using the first plurality of points may reduce storage requirements. Directional filters may be used to preserve edge sharpness during interpolation. Iterative interpolation may ensure that a limited number of directional filters are used, thereby further reducing storage requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Sudarshan Shinde, Tarun Chowdary Kancharla, Panikumar K G, Srinivas Gande
  • Patent number: 9661314
    Abstract: Provided are an image magnification apparatus and method for three-dimensional display images. A multi-view image magnification apparatus includes: a region designation detection unit for detecting detection regions corresponding to the magnification regions of three-dimensional display images from original view images; a magnification ratio determination unit for determining the magnification ratios of the magnification regions; and a partial multiplexing unit for multiplexing non-detection regions except for the detection regions of the original view images according to a predetermined resolution and multiplexing the detection regions according the resolution which is different from the resolution of the non-detection regions on the basis of the magnification ratios. The present invention can magnify the images without lowering the resolution in a three-dimensional display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Hong Chang Shin, Gun Bang, Gi Mun Um, Tae One Kim, Eun Young Chang, Won Sik Cheong, Nam Ho Hur
  • Patent number: 9619884
    Abstract: A method to convert two-dimensional (ā€œ2Dā€) image content into three-dimensional (ā€œ3Dā€) image content for display on a display device, comprises the steps of: analyzing the 2D image content for predefined indicators and generating a depth map for each of the predefined indicators; determining a combined depth map as a function of the generated depth maps; and generating the 3D image content for display on the display device as a function of the combined depth map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Amlogic Co., Limited
    Inventors: Weihao Zhao, Xuyun Chen, Dongjian Wang
  • Patent number: 9578046
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein relate to storing values, such as sketches, that represent time indexed data related to network traffic. The model may be indexed by multiple sets of keys and time range values. It is an advantage that the index is essentially repeated for different time intervals. Utilization of the sketches avoids prohibitively large amounts of network traffic from overwhelming the monitoring computing device(s). Further, the probabilistic representative accuracy of the sketches is dynamically configurable. The time indexed data may represent data traffic on a computer network. The time indexed data may be data packets sent on the network. In one or more embodiments the time indexed data may be sketches that represent and/or approximate the data packets. Further, it is contemplated herein that the accuracy of the sketches' representation may be dynamically configurable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Arbor Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Baker
  • Patent number: 9571697
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a processor. The processor is configured to perform: acquiring input image data representing an input image having a plurality of objects; identifying a plurality of object regions in the input image, the plurality of object regions representing respectively the plurality of objects; generating a mask image using sharpness adjustment degrees that are set for the plurality of object regions respectively; generating output image data by performing an unsharp masking process on the input image by using the mask image, the unsharp masking process being performed so as to adjust sharpness of the input image; and sending the output image data to a printing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryuji Yamada
  • Patent number: 9564101
    Abstract: In a digital signage device, a control unit extracts a face region and a torso region from an image of the object to be displayed, compares the extracted face region and torso region to a face region and torso region extracted from a screen image on an image display unit in use, and then calculates, on the basis of these comparison results, a first adjustment factor for adjusting the size of the face region and a second adjustment factor for adjusting the size of the torso region in the image of the object to be displayed, the respective sizes of the face region and torso region in the image of the object to be displayed being separately adjusted on the basis of the calculated first adjustment factor and second adjustment factor in order to display an adjusted image on the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taichi Honjo, Taiga Murayama
  • Patent number: 9536281
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for image scaling including low resolution text areas. The method may include: determining one or more areas of text in an image to be scaled; scaling the one or more areas of text using two or more scaling algorithms to a required resolution to acquire two or more scaled versions of the text area; selecting the clearest text in a text area from two or more scaled versions of the text area; scaling the overall image to the required resolution; and merging the scaled overall image with the selected scaled version of each text area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Edwin P. J. Moffatt, Luke P. Staddon
  • Patent number: 9530183
    Abstract: Techniques are described for presenting fixed layout content in which different scaling factors are used for different portions of an original image such that a user viewing the content on a smaller screen can selectively enlarge different portions of the image while still being able to see all the content in the original page or portion of the surrounding context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Hao Hu
  • Patent number: 9530214
    Abstract: A system and method of operation of an image processing system includes: a receive images module for receiving a first image having a first aperture and a second image having a second aperture with the first image and the second image each having a red channel and a green channel; a calculate blur difference module for calculating a red iteration count of a blur difference for the red channel of the first image and the second image, and calculating a green iteration count of the blur difference for the green channel of the first image and the second image; a calculate depth map module for forming a depth map having an element depth based on the red iteration count and the green iteration count; and a calculate display image module for forming a display image based on the first image and the depth map for displaying on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Pingshan Li
  • Patent number: 9514514
    Abstract: A system and method for scaling an image includes receiving raw image data comprising input pixel values which correspond to pixels of an image sensor; and filtering pixels according to a Bayer-consistent ruleset by a first scaling factor in a first direction and a second scaling factor in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, wherein the first scaling factor is different from the second scaling factor. The system and method may also include outputting scaled image data as output pixel values, which correspond to subgroups of the input pixel values. The Bayer-consistent ruleset includes a set of filter weights and a series of scaling rules. The Bayer-consistent ruleset results in a scaled image having a high degree of Bayer-consistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ping W. Wong, Thomas R. Ayers
  • Patent number: 9483840
    Abstract: A method of generating a super-resolution image from a single frame of image data includes using a processor to retrieve query patches of image data from a memory, determining a search range for each patch, and generating super-resolution image data corresponding to each patch based upon the search range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: PIXELWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Guodong Liu, Junhua Chen, Jiehua Shen, Lihang Zhang, Bob Zhang, Yue Ma
  • Patent number: 9449366
    Abstract: A system and method for scaling an image includes receiving raw image data comprising input pixel values which correspond to pixels of an image sensor; and filtering pixels according to a Bayer-consistent ruleset. The system and method may also include outputting scaled image data as output pixel values, which correspond to subgroups of the input pixel values. The Bayer-consistent ruleset includes a set of filter weights and a series of scaling rules. The Bayer-consistent ruleset results in a scaled image having a high degree of Bayer-consistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ping Wah Wong, Thomas Richard Ayers
  • Patent number: 9426449
    Abstract: A combined depth map is generated for a monoscopic image based on a weighted combination of a color depth map, a spatial depth map, and a motion depth map for the image, each describing the depth of pixels in the image relative to the image plane. The color depth map determines the depth of pixels according to their color, the spatial depth map determines the depth of pixels according to their location in the image, and the motion depth map determines the depth of pixels according to their motion in the image. Each of the depth maps is associated with a weight that is used to generate the weighted combination. The weights are adaptive to account for variation between different monoscopic images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Chen Wu, Debargha Mukherjee, Meng Wang
  • Patent number: 9424808
    Abstract: The invention discloses an image cropping manipulation method for use in a portable electronic device. The portable electronic device comprises a touch screen and an image processing unit. The method comprises: displaying a sub-image on the touch screen, the sub-image is cropped from a digital image; receiving a user input from the touch screen; in response to the user input, map the user input to an operation on the digital image; and performing the operation to update the sub-image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Huai-Che Lee, Li-Cheng Chen, Jenn-Wein Wu, Hsin-Ti Chueh
  • Patent number: 9396519
    Abstract: Content aware video resizing is described. In one example, edge detection is done on pixel values of video frames. The edges are compared and an energy is determined for lines of pixels of a second frame based on the comparison. The low energy lines are selected, and the frame is resized using the selected lines. The lines correspond to either rows or columns and the resizing may be done by adding or removing columns or by adding or removing rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Chao Huang, Song Zhikai, Zhang Yong
  • Patent number: 9378413
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is provided. The image processing apparatus includes a data receiver, an image specifier, a replacement specifier, and a data generator. The data receiver receives data. The image specifier specifies a first image contained in the data. The replacement specifier specifies replacement data for the first image on the basis of a characteristic of the data. The data generator generates data in which the first image has been replaced with an image represented by the replacement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD
    Inventor: Kohshiro Inomata
  • Patent number: 9361680
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprising: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image; a depth map acquisition unit configured to acquire a depth map corresponding to the image; a refinement unit configured to detect a saliency region from the image and to refine the depth map on the basis of the saliency region, the saliency region being a region on which a person tends to focus; and an image processing unit configured to apply image processing to the image using the depth map refined by the refinement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiro Takahashi, Keiichiro Ishihara, Satoru Komatsu, Shin Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9342738
    Abstract: According to the imaging device, the control unit divides the subject in the photographed image into a plurality of regions, corrects the sizes of the respective regions such that a ratio of vertical width to horizontal width of the respective divided regions and ratios of sizes between the respective reaches match prescribed target ratios. The control unit then generates a region-optimized image by connecting the plurality of corrected regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taichi Honjo, Taiga Murayama
  • Patent number: 9336587
    Abstract: Included is a multiple resolution image generating unit which applies a plurality of noise removing filters to a semiconductor circuit pattern image and generates a multiple resolution image, a multiple resolution differential image generating unit which generates a multiple resolution differential image from a difference of images between hierarchies of the multiple resolution image, and a contour extracting unit which extracts a contour of the semiconductor circuit pattern based on an intensity signal of the semiconductor circuit pattern image. The contour extracting unit calculates an intensity signal level upon extracting a contour of the semiconductor circuit pattern from the multiple resolution image by using an image signal of the multiple resolution differential image, and extracts a contour of the semiconductor circuit pattern based on the calculated intensity signal level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Takuma Shibahara, Michio Oikawa, Kei Sakai, Satoru Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9292756
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention automatically crop images based upon the location of one or more regions of interest (ROIs) identified within the cropped image. In one embodiment, an image cropping application configures a processor to utilize at least one object detector to identify at least one region of interest within an image. A plurality of candidate cropped images within the image are selected and for each candidate cropped image, an output is generated by weighting each of the at least one region of interest contained within the candidate cropped image as a function of its position within the candidate cropped image. A crop location can then be selected based upon the candidate cropped image having the largest output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Nils Peter Welinder, Szu-Po Wang
  • Patent number: 9281010
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling content based on a timeline in a timeline-based content control apparatus with a touch screen. The method includes generating and displaying a linear timeline bar on the touch screen regardless of the size of content; detecting contact on the timeline bar; nonlinearly distorting a predetermined section of the timeline bar being displayed around the touch-detected position on the timeline bar; and performing a fine search and shifting the distorted section depending on a direction of the user's touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Jae Hwang
  • Patent number: 9269323
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for efficiently organizing one or more images in a display. The display may comprise one or more display lines, such as display rows or display columns. Images can be selected sequentially from an image database and scaled to fill into a display line, at least until a selected image does not fit. If the selected image does not fit, a cropping amount can be determined for the images in the display line, including the image that does not fit, and the images can be proportionally cropped accordingly. The cropping amount can comprise merely enough display space to accommodate a cropped version of the image that does not fit into the display line. The cropped version of the image can then be filled into the display line, and, if available, a next display line can similarly be populated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Greg Edmiston, David Benjamin Zearing, Emmanuel Miranda-Steiner
  • Patent number: 9256901
    Abstract: Methods and system for enabling communication of identity information for an online transaction includes detecting a request to enter the identity information. In response, a first and a second image with a detectable trait are identified for displaying on a receiver device. A first and second delta-based analyzers are executed to monitor changes of the first and the second images. The changes of the images are combined. The changes of the images are adjustable to respective first and second display settings. The combined changes of the images are transmitted to a receiver device for display. A query regarding the detectable trait is transmitted to the receiver device and a response from a user is received. User input of the identity information is enabled at the receiver device when the response to the query is determined to be successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D Vilke, Michael Martin
  • Patent number: 9241212
    Abstract: The ray tracing apparatus for three-dimensional (3D) graphics includes a Central Processing Unit (CPU) for constructing a first Acceleration Structure (AS) for a static object, and creating a second dynamic object by performing a Level Of Detail (LOD) operation on the first dynamic object and a ray tracing core for performing ray tracing based on the first AS and a second AS for the second dynamic object. The CPU or the ray tracing core constructs the second AS for the second dynamic object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignees: SILICONARTS, INC., Industry-Academia Cooperation Foundation of Sejong University
    Inventors: Jin Suk Hur, Woo Chan Park
  • Patent number: 9217949
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image variable magnification device including: a first screen processing unit to carry out a first screen processing for the original image by applying a dither threshold on a position in a dither threshold matrix, which corresponds to a position obtained by adding the shift amount; a second screen processing unit to carry out a second screen processing for the original image by applying a dither threshold on a position in the dither threshold matrix, which corresponds to a position obtained by adding the shift amount and +1 or ?1; and a variable magnification processing unit to shift each pixel in an image obtained by the first screen processing, in accordance with the shift amount, and to determine a gradation value of a pixel required to be inserted due to the shift, by adopting a processing result obtained by the second screen processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuhei Kurigata
  • Patent number: 9212969
    Abstract: An OTDR user interface including a setup menu that includes a plurality of user settings capable of displaying information corresponding to a test, wherein each of the plurality of user settings is capable of displaying information corresponding to a different aspect of the test, and wherein one of the plurality of user settings is a dynamic range setting capable of displaying a dynamic range of the test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: Piotr Anatolij Levin
  • Patent number: 9214134
    Abstract: A display panel includes a plurality of pixels. Each of the pixels includes four sub-pixels. After the display panel receives luminance values of four sub-pixels of a pixel, the display panel compares a sub-pixel of the pixel with same color sub-pixels of neighboring pixels. If a luminance value of the same color sub-pixel of neighboring pixel is greater than the luminance value of the sub-pixel by a predetermined threshold, the luminance value of the sub-pixel of the pixel is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Hsueh-Yen Yang, Hong-Shen Lin
  • Patent number: 9202258
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for retargeting images. The techniques include receiving one or more input images, computing a two-dimensional saliency map based on the input images in order to determine one or more visually important features associated with the input images, projecting the saliency map horizontally and vertically to create at least one of a horizontal and vertical saliency profile, and scaling at least one of the horizontal and vertical saliency profiles. The techniques further include creating an output image based on the scaled saliency profiles. Low saliency areas are scaled non-uniformly while high saliency areas are scaled uniformly. Temporal stability is achieved by filtering the horizontal resampling pattern and the vertical resampling pattern over time. Image retargeting is achieved with greater efficiency and lower compute power, resulting in a retargeting architecture that may be implemented in a circuit suitable for mobile applications such as mobile phones and tablet computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre Greisen, Aljosa Aleksej Andrej Smolic, Simon Heinzle, Manuel Lang
  • Patent number: 9189114
    Abstract: A processing system configured to detect large objects includes a sensor module with sensor circuitry coupled to transmitter electrodes and receiver electrodes, and configured to transmit transmitter signals with the transmitter electrode and receive resulting signals with the receiver electrodes, the resulting signals including effects corresponding to transmitter signals. The processing system further includes a determination module configured to determine a transition condition is present using a capacitive image, based on the resulting signals, having capacitive pixel values, and operate in large object mode based on the transition condition being present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Tyler Moore, Derek Solven
  • Patent number: 9176603
    Abstract: An interactive pointing device capable of switching capture ranges includes an image capturing element and a processing unit. The image capturing element is used for capturing an optical signal, and outputting an image signal. The processing unit is used for determining a switching signal, and responsible for processing and analyzing the image signal. Through the determination about the switching signal and the coordinate conversion of the image signal by an arithmetic unit, the interactive pointing device capable of switching capture ranges is enabled to be operable in hosts with different resolutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Chih Hung Lu, En Feng Hsu, Hsin Chia Chen, Chao Chien Huang, Cho Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 9171392
    Abstract: A method of integrating a radial zoom effect with a complementary radial image transition effect includes integrating the effects such that the two blended radial effects share a common center, and thereby share common displacement paths during the perceived transition. In addition to the visual appeal of the effect, the invention also resolves operational incompatibilities between the practice of commercial photography and the practice of lenticular printing. A lenticular product is formed in accordance with this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: TRACER IMAGING LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Spiro, Stephen S. Daniell, Daniel L. Lau
  • Patent number: 9153014
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image correction method and a related image correction system which can correct images captured via a fisheye lens or a ultra-wide angle lens camera so as to alleviate geometrical distortion in the images, and geometrically adjust the images according to user's requirements. Wherein, the present invention further enhances the processing performance of image correction computation by a memory allocation technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Avisonic Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chi-Chang Yu, Meng-Chun Lin, Homer H. Chen
  • Patent number: 9123138
    Abstract: Image upscaling techniques are described. These techniques may include use of iterative and adjustment upscaling techniques to upscale an input image. A variety of functionality may be incorporated as part of these techniques, examples of which include content-adaptive patch finding techniques that may be employed to give preference to an in-place patch to minimize structure distortion. In another example, content metric techniques may be employed to assign weights for combining patches. In a further example, algorithm parameters may be adapted with respect to algorithm iterations, which may be performed to increase efficiency of computing device resource utilization and speed of performance. For instance, algorithm parameters may be adapted to enforce a minimum and/or maximum number to iterations, cease iterations for image sizes over a threshold amount, set sampling step sizes for patches, employ techniques based on color channels (which may include independence and joint processing techniques), and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Zhe Lin, Jianchao Yang, Scott D. Cohen