Patents Examined by Ali Bayat
  • Patent number: 10331951
    Abstract: An image monitoring system includes: recording means for recording an image captured by a camera via a network; control means for controlling the system so as to display the present image captured by the camera or a past image recorded on the recording means on display means; and moving-object detecting means for detecting a moving object from the image captured by the camera; wherein the moving-object detecting means includes resolution conversion means for generating an image with a resolution lower than the resolution of the image captured by the camera, positional-information output means for detecting a moving object from the image generated by the resolution conversion means and outputting positional information on the detected moving object, and information merging means for merging the positional information of the moving object with the image captured by the camera on the basis of the positional information of the moving object output by the positional-information output means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Demizu, Miki Murakami
  • Patent number: 10325174
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing Census Transforms that includes an input from an image, with a support window created within the image, and a kernel within the support window. The Census Transform calculations and comparisons are performed within the kernel windows. One disclosed method allows for previously performed comparison to be calculated and compared as an if not equal invert or if equal use pervious comparison hardware design. Alternatively, a new Census Transform is disclosed which always inverts a previously made comparison. This new approach can be demonstrated to be equivalent to, applying the original Census Transform, on a pre-processed input kernel, where the pre-processing step adds a fractional position index to each pixel within the N×N kernel. The fractional positional index ensures that no two pixels are equal to one another, and thereby makes the Original Census algorithm on pre-processed kernel same as the new Census algorithm on original kernel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Anish Reghunath, Hetul Sanghvi, Michael Lachmayr, Mihir Mody
  • Patent number: 10325336
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for determining a placement of an image capturing apparatus capable of accurately measuring the position and orientation of an object through model fitting includes a holding unit that holds a 3D model representing a 3D shape of the object, a generating unit that generates candidates of the position and orientation of the image capturing apparatus relative to the object, an evaluating unit that evaluates the candidates of the position and orientation of the image capturing apparatus relative to the object based on a result of matching between data that virtually generates the object observed when the image capturing apparatus is placed in the position and orientation generated by the generating unit and the 3D model, and a determining unit that determines the position and orientation of the image capturing apparatus relative to the object based on the result of evaluation performed by the evaluating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daisuke Kotake, Masakazu Fujiki, Keisuke Tateno
  • Patent number: 10319130
    Abstract: A method facilitates the use of facial images through anonymization of facial images, thereby allowing people to submit their own facial images without divulging their identities. Original facial images are accessed and perturbed to generate synthesized facial images. Personal identities contained in the original facial images are no longer discernable from the synthesized facial images. At the same time, each synthesized facial image preserves at least some of the original attributes of the corresponding original facial image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Emotient, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Whitehill, Javier R. Movellan, Ian Fasel
  • Patent number: 10311597
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus for determining a bonding position of a die. The apparatus includes a bond head for picking up and bonding the die. The apparatus further includes a plurality of cameras positioned and configured for capturing at least a first image including a first side surface of the die, a second image including a second side surface of the die and a third image including the first and second side surfaces of the die. Further, the invention provides a method of determining a bonding position of a die. The method captures at least a first image including a first side surface of the die, a second image including a second side surface of the die and a third image including the first and second side surfaces of the die. The method further determines a bonding position of the die based on the captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ASM TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE PTE LTD
    Inventors: Kui Kam Lam, Shun Ming Fung, Chi Keung Leung, Wing Kin Lam, Yuet Cheung
  • Patent number: 10311301
    Abstract: An image monitoring system includes: recording means for recording an image captured by a camera via a network; control means for controlling the system so as to display the present image captured by the camera or a past image recorded on the recording means on display means; and moving-object detecting means for detecting a moving object from the image captured by the camera; wherein the moving-object detecting means includes resolution conversion means for generating an image with a resolution lower than the resolution of the image captured by the camera, positional-information output means for detecting a moving object from the image generated by the resolution conversion means and outputting positional information on the detected moving object, and information merging means for merging the positional information of the moving object with the image captured by the camera on the basis of the positional information of the moving object output by the positional-information output means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Demizu, Miki Murakami
  • Patent number: 10304034
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a device and system for verifying the content of items in a bin within a materials handling facility. In some implementations, a bin content verification apparatus may pass by one or more bins and capture images of those bins. The images may be processed to determine whether the content included in the bins has changed since the last time images of the bins were captured. A determination may also be made as to whether a change to the bin content was expected and, if so, if the determined change corresponds with the expected change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Christopher Curlander, Jules Cook Graybill, Marshall Friend Tappen, Barry James O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10304181
    Abstract: A method performed by a computer for attitude estimation includes: executing a first process that includes obtaining a first image; executing a second process that includes calculating a degree of noncoincidence between the obtained first image and a second image obtained before the first image; executing a third process that includes setting, from the degree of noncoincidence, and for each movable portion of a model as an attitude estimation target, a range where the movable portion is estimated to be movable in a frame of the first image; and executing a fourth process that includes outputting the range set for each movable portion as a generation range of a random number determining an amount of change of the each movable portion of the model to a generating process configured to generate a particle as a candidate for an attitude of the model in accordance with the generation range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Takato Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10303965
    Abstract: A framework for defective pixel identification is described herein. In accordance with one aspect, the framework performs a machine learning technique to train a classifier using a training image dataset. The trained classifier is applied to a current image to identify one or more defective pixels, which may then be corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Schafer, Kevin Royalty
  • Patent number: 10296199
    Abstract: A method and system for acquiring, processing, storing, and displaying x-ray mammograms Mp tomosynthesis images Tr representative of breast slices, and x-ray tomosynthesis projection images Tp taken at different angles to a breast, where the Tr images are reconstructed from Tp images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Gkanatsios, Loren Niklason, Ian Shaw, Christopher Ruth, Andrew P. Smith, Jay A. Stein
  • Patent number: 10296601
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for identifying abandoned objects. In some embodiments, first visual media data of an object can be received from a first source. The first visual media data of the object can be processed to identify a type of the object. An identifier associated with the type of the object can be generated. The object can be identified in second visual media data received from a second source. A status of the object can be determined based at least in part on at least one abandonment factor derived from the first visual media data and the second visual media data. The identifier associated with the object and a location associated with the object can be added to a list of objects having the same status, based at least in part on the status of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adi I. Botea, Bei Chen, Akihiro Kishimoto, Radu Marinescu
  • Patent number: 10289698
    Abstract: An image processing system may include an imaging device for capturing an image and an image processing apparatus for processing the image. The imaging device may include an imaging unit for capturing the image, a first recording unit for recording information relating to the image, the information being associated with the image, and a first transmission control unit for controlling transmission of the image to the image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus may include a reception control unit for controlling reception of the image transmitted from the imaging device, a feature extracting unit for extracting a feature of the received image, a second recording unit for recording the feature, extracted from the image, the feature being associated with the image, and a second transmission control unit for controlling transmission of the feature to the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tamaki Kojima, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, Mikio Sakemoto, Katsuhiro Takematsu
  • Patent number: 10282880
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a memory configured to store instructions, and a processor in communication with the memory. The processor is configured to execute the instructions to set up a plurality of image sets according to a predetermined rule using a plurality of images obtained by continuous photography, to calculate a first conversion coefficient corresponding to a moving amount of an object between images in each of the plurality of image sets, to calculate a second conversion coefficient used for an alignment process about a correction target image other than a base image included in the plurality of images by multiplying a plurality of first conversion coefficients, and to generate an alignment image in which the object in the correction target image is aligned to the object in the base image by applying a conversion process to the correction target image using the second conversion coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hironori Kaida
  • Patent number: 10275862
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides computing device implemented methods, computing device readable media, and systems for motion compensation in a three dimensional scan. Motion compensation can include receiving three-dimensional (3D) scans of a dentition, estimating a motion trajectory from one scan to another, and calculating a corrected scan by compensating for the motion trajectory. Estimating the motion trajectory can include one or more of: registering a scan to another scan and determining whether an amount of movement between the scans is within a registration threshold; determining an optical flow based on local motion between consecutive two-dimensional (2D) images taken during the scan, estimating and improving a motion trajectory of a point in the scan using the optical flow; and estimating an amount of motion of a 3D scanner during the scan as a rigid body transformation based on input from a position tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Adi Levin
  • Patent number: 10275666
    Abstract: A travel lane detection method detects travel lane boundaries according to a plurality of travel lane characteristic points detected by a target detection sensor installed in a vehicle. When a lane change of the vehicle is detected, the method determines continuity of the travel lane characteristic points detected before the lane change is completed with respect to the travel lane characteristic points detected after the lane change is completed while taking account of a lane change amount so as to detect the travel lane boundaries according to the continuity of the travel lane characteristic points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chikao Tsuchiya, Yasuhito Sano
  • Patent number: 10275908
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical image diagnostic apparatus includes a storage memory, processing circuitry, and a display. The storage memory stores data of a plurality of FFR distribution maps constituting a time series regarding a coronary artery, and data of a plurality of morphological images corresponding to the time series. The processing circuitry converts the plurality of FFR distribution maps into a plurality of corresponding color maps, respectively. The display displays a plurality of superposed images obtained by superposing the plurality of color maps and the plurality of morphological images respectively corresponding in phase to the plurality of color maps. The display restricts display targets for the plurality of color maps based on the plurality of FFR distribution maps or the plurality of morphological images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Ishii, Satoshi Wakai, Kazumasa Arakita, Takuma Igarashi, Yasuko Fujisawa, Shigeo Kaminaga, Kenji Hirohata, Junichiro Ooga
  • Patent number: 10271905
    Abstract: The present application relates to systems and methods for performing a computerized cardiac simulation for at least one of diagnosis, risk assessment or treatment planning including: receiving, by a computer, a plurality of three-dimensional cardiac images of a subject's heart such that each three-dimensional cardiac image corresponds to a different phase of a single cardiac cycle of the subject's heart; modeling structure, using the computer, of the left atrium of the subject as a function of time using the plurality of three-dimensional cardiac images of the subject's heart; modeling blood flow, using the computer, within, into and out of the left atrium of the subject as a function of time using computational fluidic dynamics and using structure of said left atrium obtained from at least one of said plurality of three-dimensional cardiac images or said modeling structure of said left atrium; simulating at least one of time dependent structural function or time-dependent blood flow of said left atrium usin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ashikaga, Tomohiro Otani
  • Patent number: 10268033
    Abstract: An analysis device for quantifying a state of a fluorescent image containing a plurality of bright spots comprises an area setting unit in which states of a plurality of bright spots contained in a plurality of areas set in the fluorescent image in accordance with positions of the plurality of bright spots are quantified as numerical values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ichiro Sase
  • Patent number: 10269128
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: one or more detectors that respectively receive reference images, and each detect, for each pixel in the reference image, a displacement relative to a base image; one or more generators that respectively receive the reference images, and each generate an aligned image by, for each pixel in the reference image, moving the pixel according to the displacement for the pixel and assigning a grayscale value of the pixel to a pixel position closest to the moved pixel; and a combiner that takes each pixel in the base image as a pixel of interest and calculates a grayscale value of a pixel at the same position as the pixel of interest in a combined image by weighting and summing grayscale values of the pixel of interest and pixels at the same position as the pixel of interest in the aligned images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Toyoda, Toshiki Fujino, Kohei Kurihara, Narihiro Matoba
  • Patent number: 10268876
    Abstract: This invention relates to an attribute factor analysis method, which is a method of analyzing a factor of an attribute based on a training sample set including training samples each being a combination of reference image data and attribute data associated with the reference image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NEC SOLUTION INNOVATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Ihara, Masashi Sugiyama