Patents Examined by Aklilu K Woldemariam
  • Patent number: 10853408
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device and method for providing a graphic effect corresponding to configuration information of an object displayed on a display of an electronic device. The electronic device includes a display, a memory, and at least one processor coupled to the memory. The at least one processor is configured to control the display to display an image, detect at least one object from the image, and control the display to display detection information corresponding to the at least one object based on configuration information of the at least one object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho Young Lee, Nari Choi, Daehong Ki, June-Seok Kim, Seock Hyun Yu, Junho Choi, Hoik Hwang
  • Patent number: 10853705
    Abstract: The present invention is a collation/retrieval system collating a product manufactured by or delivered from a producer or a distributor with a product to be collated comprising: a storage unit that stores an image feature of a predetermined collation area of the product determined in advance at a position relative to a reference section common in every product; a to-be-collated product feature extraction unit that receives an image of the product to be collated and detecting the reference section of the product from the received image to extract an image feature of the collation area determined by reference to the reference section; and a collation unit that collates the stored image feature with the image feature of the collation area of the product to be collated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Rui Ishiyama
  • Patent number: 10849490
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed comprising measuring, with a first scanner, a central part of the visual image, measuring, with a second scanner, a peripheral part of the visual image, calculating, by a processor, a pan-retinal measure of image contrast for an extended area of the retina, and optimizing a pan-retinal visual quality. Methods further comprising optimizing a pan-retinal visual quality are also disclosed. Systems are also disclosed comprising either a scanner or a laser, a non-transitory memory having instructions that, in response to an execution by a processor, the processor receives a first measurement of the central part of the visual image, receives a second measurement of the peripheral part of the visual image, and calculates a pan-retinal measure of image contrast for an extended area of the retina. Methods of manufacturing lenses, including contact lenses are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Larry N. Thibos, Tao Liu
  • Patent number: 10845245
    Abstract: Color calibration for digital pathology is provided. A standard glass slide is prepared with a specimen having zero or more stains. The specimen is scanned a first time using a hyperspectral imaging system to produce a first digital image having XYZ color values. The specimen is scanned a second time using a digital pathology imaging system to produce a second digital image having RGB color values. The first and second digital images are then registered against each other to align the digital image data. Individual pixels of the first and second images may be combined in the registration process so that the first and second digital images have substantially similar pixel sizes. A lookup table is generated to associate XYZ color values to RGB color values. Once the lookup table has been generated, it can be used to present RGB color on a display using the corresponding XYZ color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: LEICA BIOSYSTEMS IMAGING, INC.
    Inventor: Allen Olson
  • Patent number: 10839516
    Abstract: A simulate segmentation method of cylinder and pie cake digital models utilizes a three-dimensional model and a reference point to cope with various shapes of the nuclear reactor structures. The segmentation simulation of the nuclear reactor structure is conducted with genetic algorithm. The segmentation simulation of the nuclear reactor structure is achieved by using the genetic algorithm to perform a double selection mechanism on the cross-sectional area of the nuclear reactor structure to select the optimal configuration of the segmentation, thus minimizing the cross-sectional areas of the nuclear reactor structure. The cutter segments the nuclear reactor structure based on the optimal configuration of the segmentation, thereby achieving the purpose of minimizing the attrition rate of a cutter and segmenting the nuclear reactor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN
    Inventors: Yu-Hsiang Hung, Chung-Hao Huang, Shiang-Fong Chen, Po-Chou Tsai
  • Patent number: 10839546
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for continuously detecting a hazardous and noxious substance from multiple satellites, and specifically, provides a method and an apparatus for continuously detecting a hazardous and noxious substance from multiple satellites, the method and apparatus: receiving a multi-satellite image which is photographed by a multi-satellite comprising a satellite having an imaging radar (SAR), a satellite having an infrared sensor, and a satellite having an electronic optical sensor; acquiring a reference image, of the satellite having the SAR, including a ground control point of an observed region; extracting a corresponding point between the reference image and the multi-satellite image; implementing the image matching and geometric correction for the multi-satellite image by using the extracted corresponding point; confirming at least one among the brightness value of pixels of the SAR satellite image, the temperature value of pixels of the infrared satellite i
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology
    Inventors: Deuk Jae Cho, Moon Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10839549
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit that acquires an image obtained by capturing a real space using an image capturing unit, an estimation unit configured to, based on a feature extracted from the image, estimate a position of the image capturing unit, a generation unit configured to, based on the feature and the estimated position of the image capturing unit, generate a map of the feature in the real space, a parameter acquisition unit that acquires an environmental parameter indicating an environment of the real space, a recording unit that records a first environmental parameter acquired at a first time point when the map is generated, in association with the map, and a determination unit configured to, based on the first environmental parameter and a second environmental parameter acquired at a second time point after the first time point, determine whether the map can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takuya Kotoyori
  • Patent number: 10841617
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology may comprise methods and apparatus for successive intra block prediction. Methods and apparatus for successive intra block prediction may comprise a matching decoder to generate data that replicates the internal state and/or the decompressed data at the decoder. The apparatus may further comprise a prediction module that utilizes the replicated data to make predictions. The apparatus may then utilize the predicted data and the original, input source data to determine a difference value and encode the difference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Marko Mlinar
  • Patent number: 10832095
    Abstract: The disclosure notably relates to a computer-implemented method for forming a dataset configured for learning a function. The function is configured to classify 2D images according to predetermined types of 3D arrangement with respect to objects visible in the 2D images. The method comprising for each respective type of 3D arrangement, constructing 3D scenes each comprising 3D modeled objects arranged according to the respective type of 3D arrangement, generating 2D images each representing a respective 2D perspective of a respective constructed 3D scene where visible 3D modeled objects are among the 3D modeled objects of the respective constructed 3D scene which are arranged according to the respective type of 3D arrangement, and adding to the dataset training patterns each including a respective generated 2D image and information indicative of the respective type of 3D arrangement. Such a method improves 2D image classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: DASSAULT SYSTEMES
    Inventors: Jeannine Panciatici, Kingdom Torsu, Mariem Soltani
  • Patent number: 10825145
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a frame memory that saves a cyclic image of an immediately preceding frame as a reference image; and a processor comprising hardware. The processor is configured to: decompose an input image into a plurality of resolution images; set, as a base image, an image having a lower resolution than the input image among the plurality of resolution images and that detects a motion vector between the base image and the reference image; subject the reference image to motion compensation on the basis of the motion vector to generate a motion-compensated image; combine the base image with the motion-compensated image to generate a noise-reduced base image that serves as a new cyclic image; and combine the noise-reduced base image with the resolution image or resolution images other than the base image among the plurality of resolution images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Suzuki, Eiji Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10817993
    Abstract: A radiographic imaging system and imaging method that improves image quality of a combined image including a defective region caused by a structural object of a radiation detection apparatus are provided. The radiographic imaging system, which includes a plurality of radiation detection apparatuses that detect radiation and a combining processing unit that combines a plurality of radiographic images acquired from the plurality of radiation detection apparatuses to generate a combined image, corrects a pixel value of a correction target pixel of a region in which a structural object of a radiation detection apparatus is included in the combined image using a pixel value of a pixel in a range predetermined with reference to the correction target pixel of a region in which the structural object is not included in the combined image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naoto Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10806218
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an insole for a shoe. The method includes providing instructions to a person to attain a first pose; capturing a first three-dimensional image of a first foot of the person in the first pose; providing instructions to the person to attain a second pose, wherein the second pose is different from the first pose; capturing a second three-dimensional image of a second foot of the person in the second pose; generating a first three-dimensional model of the first foot from the first three-dimensional image; generating a second three-dimensional model of the second foot from the second three-dimensional model; manufacturing a first insole for the first foot based on the first three-dimensional model of the first foot; and manufacturing a second insole for the second foot based on the second three-dimensional model of the second foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Singularitatem Oy
    Inventor: Patrik Louko
  • Patent number: 10809663
    Abstract: An image processing system for processing image data includes an image processing apparatus configured to process the image data to generate a hologram image; and a first memory and a second memory that store the image data. The image processing apparatus performs a first process and a second process in parallel, wherein the first process includes reading first data from the first memory and writing the first data to the second memory, and the second process includes reading second data from the second memory and writing the second data to the first memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., University of Seoul Industry Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Hojung Kim, Kichul Kim, Yongkyu Kim, Hongseok Lee
  • Patent number: 10810410
    Abstract: An information providing device and an information providing method capable of providing information according to a driving load while alleviating or eliminating a sense of discomfort of a user of a vehicle is provided. An information providing device includes an emotion determination unit that determines virtual emotion of a vehicle, and an output control unit that determines one or both of content and an output mode of the information that the output unit is caused to output according to the virtual emotion of the vehicle. The emotion determination unit determines predetermined emotion to be the virtual emotion of the vehicle when a condition that a period in which the traveling state of the vehicle detected by the traveling state detection unit is a predetermined traveling state has continued for a predetermined period or longer is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eisuke Soma, Hiromitsu Yuhara, Keiichi Takikawa, Shinichiro Goto, Satoshi Imaizumi
  • Patent number: 10803984
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus according to an embodiment comprises a memory and processing circuitry. The memory is configured to store a plurality of neural networks corresponding to a plurality of imaging target sites, respectively, the neural networks each including an input layer, an output layer, and an intermediate layer between the input layer and the output layer, and each generated through learning processing with multiple data sets acquired for the corresponding imaging target site. The processing circuitry is configured to process first data into second data using, among the neural networks, the neural network corresponding to the imaging target site for the first data, wherein the first data is input to the input layer and the second data is output from the output layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Jian Zhou, Zhou Yu, Yan Liu
  • Patent number: 10789711
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a method of estimating a velocity of a contrast agent. The method includes receiving a plurality of video frames that were produced using a dynamic contrast enhanced imaging process, each video frame including a plurality of pixels/voxels. Information from the video frames is used to estimate velocity vectors indicating the velocity and direction of the agent with the vascular networks. The estimated velocity can be used to diagnose cancer, such as prostate cancer. Instead of velocity vectors, agent trajectories can be determined also used for the same purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
    Inventors: Massimo Mischi, Ruud Johannes Gerardus Van Sloun
  • Patent number: 10789850
    Abstract: A first light projector projects first slit light that spreads in the width direction of a vehicle in a direction other than a direction parallel to a contact ground surface. A second light projector projects second slit light that spreads in the width direction of the vehicle in a direction parallel to the contact ground surface. An obstacle detection unit detects an obstacle using a captured image of an area surrounding the vehicle where the first slit light and the second slit light are projected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Watanabe, Shoichi Shimizu, Junji Hori, Wataru Tsujita
  • Patent number: 10785510
    Abstract: Architecture that enables the identification of entities such as people and content in live broadcasts (e.g., streaming content (e.g., video) of live events) and non-live presentations (e.g., movies), in realtime, using recognition processes. This can be accomplished by extracting live data related to a live event. With respect to people entities, filtering can be performed to identify the named (people) entities from the extracted live data, and trending topics discovered as relate to the named entities, as associated with the live event. Multiple images of the named entities that capture the named entities under different conditions are captured for the named entities. The images are then processed to extract and learn facial features (train one or more models), and facial recognition is then performed on faces in the video using the trained model(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anirudh Koul, Serge-Eric Tremblay
  • Patent number: 10783645
    Abstract: A method for preventing a person from taking a dangerous selfie is executed by a mobile electronic apparatus including a multi-axis sensing device and an image acquisition device disposed on a surface of the mobile electronic apparatus. The method includes the following steps: using the image acquisition device operating in a shooting mode to capture an image of the person in a background; using the multi-axis sensing device to detect orientation information of the mobile electronic apparatus; determining whether the person is in a potentially dangerous environment according to the orientation information and the image; and enabling the image acquisition device to suspend or exit the shooting mode when the person is in the potentially dangerous environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventors: Chen Yi Liang, Ming-Ru Syue, Cheng-Lan Lee
  • Patent number: 10783662
    Abstract: A method for estimating a sub-pixel position of an extreme point in an image uses a parametric function. The parametric function is fitted locally to a group of neighboring pixels in the image, and a spatial position of an extreme point of the parametric function is identified. If the extreme point of the parametric function is of a different type than the extreme point in the image, or the position of the extreme point of the parametric function is located outside an area defined by the pixel positions in the group of neighboring pixels, a pixel is removed from the group of neighboring pixels and the fitting of the parametric function is repeated. In the end, the sub-pixel position is estimated as the position of the extreme point of the parametric function. A level of uncertainty of the estimated sub-pixel position is estimated as the number of repetitions needed before arriving at the estimate of the sub-pixel position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventor: Mikael Nilsson