Patents Assigned to Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • Patent number: 10379231
    Abstract: A radiation detection element comprises: a semiconductor part generating an electric charge by entrance of radiation; a signal output electrode provided at the semiconductor part and outputting a signal caused by the electric charge; a potential gradient generation electrode provided at the semiconductor part, for applying voltage such that a potential gradient in which a potential varies toward the signal output electrode is generated inside the semiconductor part; a collection electrode provided at the semiconductor part, for collecting electric charges not derived from radiation; an insulating film provided on a side of the semiconductor part where the signal output electrode is located; and a conductive layer provided between the insulating film and a part of the semiconductor part, and having electric resistance lower than the electric resistance of the semiconductor part and higher than the electric resistance of the collection electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER, HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventors: Nicola Zorzi, Gabriele Giacomini, Giacomo Borghi, Antonino Picciotto, Francesco Ficorella, Daisuke Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10335045
    Abstract: Recent studies in computer vision have shown that, while practically invisible to a human observer, skin color changes due to blood flow can be captured on face videos and, surprisingly, be used to estimate the heart rate (HR). While considerable progress has been made in the last few years, still many issues remain open. In particular, state-of-the-art approaches are not robust enough to operate in natural conditions (e.g. in case of spontaneous movements, facial expressions, or illumination changes). Opposite to previous approaches that estimate the HR by processing all the skin pixels inside a fixed region of interest, we introduce a strategy to dynamically select face regions useful for robust HR estimation. The present approach, inspired by recent advances on matrix completion theory, allows us to predict the HR while simultaneously discover the best regions of the face to be used for estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: Universita degli Studi Di Trento, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth of Higher Education
    Inventors: Niculae Sebe, Xavier Alameda-Pineda, Sergey Tulyakov, Elisa Ricci, Lijun Yin, Jeffrey F. Cohn
  • Patent number: 10094939
    Abstract: A semiconductor detector for detecting radiation comprises a first semiconductor part in which an electron and a hole are generated by incident radiation; a signal output electrode outputting a signal base on the electron or the hole; and a gettering part gettering impurities in the first semiconductor part. In addition, the semiconductor detector further comprises a second semiconductor part doped with a type of dopant impurities and having dopant impurity concentration higher than that of the first semiconductor part. The second semiconductor part is in contact with the first semiconductor part. The gettering part is in contact with the second semiconductor part and not in contact with the first semiconductor part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER, HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventors: Antonino Picciotto, Pierluigi Bellutti, Maurizio Boscardin, Nicola Zorzi, Daisuke Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 9847801
    Abstract: A wideband power attenuator in RF-MEMS multilayer technology, for attenuating an electromagnetic signal, includes an upper layer with two RF ground planes, and between said two RF ground planes a central RF-MEMS movable switch as a floating electrode, an RF input, an RF output of an RF line running across the attenuator, a number of lower layers including in sequence: a ground floor of an electrically insulating substrate; two DC biasing electrodes to electrostatically control said movable switch, and DC biasing lines to feed the DC biasing electrodes; two DC-RF decoupling resistors, each decoupling resistor being connected on one side to respective terminals of said movable switch, and on the other side to respective one of the two RF ground planes; a resistive load adapted to be connected to the RF line to attenuate the electromagnetic signal on the basis of the floating movable switch configuration, between a non-contact RF position and a contact RF position with said RF line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Fondazione Bruno Kessler
    Inventor: Jacopo Iannacci
  • Patent number: 9424391
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining a configuration of a plurality of components in a systems installation which satisfies one or more constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignees: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED, ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA, FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
    Inventors: Christopher Papadopoulos, Antonella Cavallo, Alessandro Cimatti, Marco Bozzano
  • Patent number: 8436913
    Abstract: The method for efficient target detection from images robust to occlusion disclosed by the present invention detects the presence and spatial location of a number of objects in images. It consists in (i) an off-line method to compile an intermediate representation of detection probability maps that are then used by (ii) an on-line method to construct a detection probability map suitable for detecting and localizing objects in a set of input images efficiently. The method explicitly handles occlusions among the objects to be detected and localized, and objects whose shape and configuration is provided externally, for example from an object tracker. The method according to the present invention can be applied to a variety of objects and applications by customizing the method's input functions, namely the object representation, the geometric object model, its image projection method, and the feature matching function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Fondazione Bruno Kessler
    Inventors: Oswald Lanz, Stefano Messelodi
  • Publication number: 20130076767
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining a configuration of a plurality of components in a systems installation which satisfies one or more constraints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicants: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED, FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER, ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA
    Inventors: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED, ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA, FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
  • Patent number: 7965867
    Abstract: A method for tracking a number of objects or object parts in image sequences utilizes a Bayesian-like approach to object tracking, computing, at each time a new image is available, a probability distribution over all possible target configurations for that time. The Bayesian-like approach to object tracking computes a probability distribution for the previous image, at time (t?1), is propagated to the new image at time (t) according to a probabilistic model of target dynamics, obtaining a predicted distribution at time (t). The Bayesian-like approach to object tracking also aligns the predicted distribution at time (t) with the evidence contained in the new image at time (t) according to a probabilistic model of visual likelihood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Fondazione Bruno Kessler
    Inventor: Oswald Lanz
  • Patent number: 7398677
    Abstract: The process comprises the operations of: effecting heating of a predetermined quantity of water/alcohol solution until it partly or completely evaporates, detecting the change in its temperature over time during heating and evaporation of the said quantity of solution, and, determining the total energy necessary to bring about partial or complete evaporation of the said quantity of solution, or the time necessary for partial or complete evaporation, or the integral of that temperature over time during partial or complete evaporation, the value of each of these quantities being indicative of the alcohol concentration by volume in the water/alcohol solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Fondazione Bruno Kessler
    Inventors: Giuliano Pisoni, Vittorio Guarnieri, Giorgio Umberto Pignatel
  • Publication number: 20080031492
    Abstract: A method for tracking a number of objects or object parts in image sequences utilizes a Bayesian-like approach to object tracking, computing, at each time a new image is available, a probability distribution over all possible target configurations for that time. The Bayesian-like approach to object tracking computes a probability distribution for the previous image, at time (t-1), is propagated to the new image at time (t) according to a probabilistic model of target dynamics, obtaining a predicted distribution at time (t). The Bayesian-like approach to object tracking also aligns the predicted distribution at time (t) with the evidence contained in the new image at time (t) according to a probabilistic model of visual likelihood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
    Inventor: Oswald Lanz