Patents Assigned to NEC Corporation
  • Publication number: 20220191510
    Abstract: A video decoding device and method, including extracting PCM block size information including a threshold, from a bitstream, determining the threshold based on the extracted PCM block size information; parsing a PCM header from the bitstream with respect to an encoded block, only when said encoded block is prediction mode of intra prediction and a block size of said encoded block is equal to or greater than the determined threshold, controlling an entropy decoding process and a PCM decoding process based on the parsed PCM header; parsing transformed data of a prediction error data of an image in the bitstream; and PCM-decoding PCM data of the image in the bitstream, wherein the decoding performs the decoding operation based on the prediction mode being intra prediction and based on the block size of the encoded block being equal to or greater than the determined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi CHONO, Yuzo SENDA, Junji TAJIME, Horofumi AOKI, Kenta SENZAKI
  • Publication number: 20220191727
    Abstract: A communication system is disclosed in which a serving base station configures a mobile device for performing measurements with respect to signals transmitted by a neighbour base station. The serving base station obtains a measurement report from the mobile device, the measurement report comprising a result of signal measurements in association with information identifying a beamformed region in which a signal to which said result of said signal measurements relates was transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yuhua CHEN, Sivapathalingham SIVAVAKEESAR
  • Patent number: 11363482
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatuses for Control State Information (CSI) transmission. In example embodiments, a method implemented in a terminal device is provided. According to the method, in response to receiving DCI from a network device, a configuration for transmitting CSI to the network device is determined at least based on the DCI. The DCI indicates a CSI-RS for determining the CSI and timing information associated with the CSI. The CSI is determined by measuring the CSI-RS in response to receiving the CSI-RS from the network device. The CSI is transmitted to the network device based on the configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukai Gao, Gang Wang
  • Patent number: 11363428
    Abstract: A method for providing vehicular communication in an advanced wireless communication system, which includes instant feedback to enable synchronized cooperative driving, is provided. The method comprises: identifying, at a first V2X-UE, one or more second V2X-UEs in proximity to the first V2X-UE; transmitting, from the first V2X-UE- and to the one or more second V2X-UEs, control channel information identifying a portion of a data pool allocated for V2X intention data; transmitting, from the first V2X-UE and to the one or more second V2X-UEs and on the identified portion of the data pool, V2X intention data; and receiving, at a first V2X-UE- and on a reserved feedback channel, confirmation of receipt of the V2X intention data from a V2X-UE of the one or more second V2X-UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Phong Nguyen, Huei-Ming Lin
  • Patent number: 11361592
    Abstract: A monitoring system, comprising: at least one device, comprising at least one processing circuitry configured for: receiving from at least one image sensor connected to the at least one processing circuitry, at least one digital image captured by the at least one image sensor; identifying a nature of at least one relationship between at least one first body part of at least one first person and at least one second body part of at least one second person, where the at least one first person and the at least one second person are identified in the at least one digital image; identifying at least one offending relationship according to the nature of the at least one relationship and a set of relationship rules; and outputting an indication of the at least one offending relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC Corporation Of America
    Inventors: Tsvi Lev, Yaacov Hoch
  • Patent number: 11361263
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to effectively deploy limited human resources. Provided is an information processing device (210) including: a specifying unit (211) that specifies positions of customers in a certain space; a determination unit (212) that determines the deployment of store clerks on the basis of the number of store clerks and the specified positions; and an output unit (213) that outputs deployment information indicating the determined deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Warita
  • Patent number: 11363557
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of detecting unauthorized mobile wireless transmitters, comprising using one or more processors adapted for obtaining, from one or more radio frequency (RF) sensors deployed in a monitored location, RF sensory data relating to a plurality of transmissions transmitted by one or more of a plurality of mobile wireless transmitters, detecting a change in a location of one or more of the mobile wireless transmitters by analyzing the RF sensory data, classifying one or more of the mobile wireless transmitters as unauthorized in case the detected location change deviates from one or more mobility rules and outputting an indication of the classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC Corporation Of America
    Inventors: Tsvi Lev, Yaacov Hoch, Doron Gonen
  • Patent number: 11361588
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (100) includes an acquisition unit (122) that acquires a first image from which person region feature information regarding a region including other than a face of a retrieval target person is extracted, a second image in which a collation result with the person region feature information indicates a match, and a facial region is detected, and result information indicating a collation result between face information stored in a storage unit and face information extracted from the facial region, and a display processing unit (130) that displays at least two of the first image, the second image, and the result information on an identical screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuaki Kawase
  • Patent number: 11362679
    Abstract: A redundant bit generating device that generates redundant bits for error detection, that are added to a block of information bits, includes: a redundant bit calculation function that generates a predetermined number of redundant bits from the information bits according to a CRC polynomial; and a bit interleaving function that dispersedly arranges the predetermined number of redundant bits within the information bits using a permutation pattern determined based on the CRC polynomial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norifumi Kamiya, Prakash Chaki
  • Patent number: 11361445
    Abstract: There is provided a computer implemented method for analyzing a thermal image for enforcing mask wearing compliance, comprising: receiving a thermal image of a subject captured by a sensor, analyzing the thermal image to identify an indication of estimated temperature of a region of a face of the subject, in response to the estimated temperature being below a temperature threshold, detecting lack of mask wearing compliance, and generating instructions for meeting proper mask wearing compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC Corporation Of America
    Inventor: Tsvi Lev
  • Patent number: 11361452
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (2000) includes a first analyzing unit (2020), a second analyzing unit (2040), and an estimating unit (2060). The first analyzing unit (2020) calculates a flow of a crowd in a capturing range of a fixed camera (10) using a first surveillance image (12). The second analyzing unit (2040) calculates a distribution of an attribute of objects in a capturing range of a moving camera (20) using a second surveillance image (22). The estimating unit (2060) estimates an attribute distribution for a range that is not included in the capturing range of the moving camera (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoma Oami, Katsuhiko Takahashi, Yusuke Konishi, Hiroshi Yamada, Hiroo Ikeda, Junko Nakagawa, Kosuke Yoshimi, Ryo Kawai, Takuya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11358086
    Abstract: A state estimation apparatus includes: a current information acquisition part that acquires information about a current at a power supply part of a refrigerating/freezing apparatus; a current information storage part that holds current information in a normal state of the refrigerating/freezing apparatus; an evaluation part that derives a degree of change based on the acquired current information and the current information in the normal state of the refrigerating/freezing apparatus; a filter cleaning determination part that estimates a clogging state of a filter of the refrigerating/freezing apparatus based on the degree of change to determine whether cleaning of the filter is necessary; and an output part that provides, for a determination result indicating that the cleaning of the filter is necessary, an output to that effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eisuke Saneyoshi
  • Patent number: 11361069
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving an original message from a trusted execution environment. The original message includes an original digital signature authored by the trusted execution environment. The method includes computing a proof of knowledge for the original digital signature and modifying the original message by replacing the original digital signature with the proof of knowledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Claudio Soriente, Antonio Faonio, Dario Fiore, Luca Nizzardo
  • Patent number: 11360926
    Abstract: A configuration management device provided with: a configuration storage means for storing a bridge that includes a virtual bridge and the configuration information of input/output devices; a bus recognition means for reading the configuration information of input/output devices connected to the bridge from the input/output devices and storing the read information in the configuration storage means; a virtual resource definition storage means for defining a virtual connection between the input/output devices connected to a connection means that is not the bridge and the virtual bridge; and a device access transfer means for receiving a configuration information read request for input/output devices connected to the virtual bridge that is transmitted by the bus recognition means, reading the configuration information from the input/output devices the virtual connection of which is defined, and transmitting the read configuration information to the bus recognition means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Hayashi, Jun Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11363605
    Abstract: A communication system is described in which machine-type communication devices having a reduced bandwidth can be allocated physical uplink control channel resources that fall within that reduced bandwidth whilst other, legacy, devices can continue to use physical uplink control channel resources that do not fall within that reduced bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yassin Aden Awad, Yuhua Chen, Vivek Sharma
  • Patent number: 11361127
    Abstract: The present invention provides a simulation device, etc. in which the computational load for computing behavior of a pedestrian or the like is reduced while suppressing inaccuracy in simulation. This simulation device is provided with a processor configured to: select, based on a position of a moving object model that is a virtual moving object positioned within a virtual map including a plurality of cells, one or more of the plurality of cells, as candidates for a post-movement place of the moving object model; compute, for each candidate of the candidates, a margin level that represents a degree of a margin of the each candidate for newly accepting the moving object model; and determine the post-movement place from among the candidates, based on the margin level and a reference direction associated with the moving object model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11362841
    Abstract: A method secures a system that includes an application owner, a master application, and a plurality secure platforms. The master application receives from the application owner an application and an input. The application computes a function to calculate an output from the input. The master application deploys replicas of the application on a number of the secure platforms. The master application establishes a secure channel with each of the replicas, and sends at least a portion of the input to the replicas. The master application receives a result calculated by each of the replicas. The result is determined according to the function and the at least the portion of input. The master application determines the output based on the result received from each of the replicas; and sends to the application owner, the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ghassan Karame, Claudio Soriente
  • Patent number: 11362862
    Abstract: A method for operating a network that includes network functions that have a data-plane separated from a control-plane is provided. The network function of the network functions include network function components. The network function components include a control plane function and data plane functions. During runtime and in case of a predefined state of a first data plane function of the data plane functions, an existing subscription context of the first data plane function and associated data-plane traffic are offloaded to a second data plane function of the data plane functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Marco Liebsch
  • Patent number: 11362318
    Abstract: A purpose of one embodiment of the present invention is to provide a lithium ion secondary battery which comprises lithium nickel composite oxide having high nickel content in a positive electrode and has excellent battery characteristics. The first lithium ion secondary battery of the present invention comprises a lithium nickel composite oxide represented by the following formula and carbon nanotubes in a positive electrode, wherein a ratio (a)/(b) of an average length (a) of the carbon nanotubes to an average particle size (b) of primary particles of the lithium nickel composite oxide is 0.5 or more, LiyNi(1-x)MxO2 wherein 0?x?0.4, 0<y?1.2, and M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Co, Al, Mn, Fe, Ti, and B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Azami
  • Patent number: 11361249
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device having an acquisition unit that acquires an image for learning used for machine learning; a target region setting unit that sets, to the image, a target region including a detection target; a detection region setting unit that sets, to the image, a detection region in which a teaching signal is required to be set; and a teaching signal setting unit that sets, to the detection region, a teaching signal that may take three or more values in accordance with a relevance between the detection region and the target region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masato Yuki