Patents Examined by Amir Alavi
  • Patent number: 10297189
    Abstract: A display driver for driving a display panel includes a delay circuit configured to receive first image data and output the received first image data with a delay; an image data processing circuit configured to select a selected image data processing operation from among a plurality of predefined image data processing operations in response to image format information specifying the format of the first image data, and generate second image data by performing the selected image data processing operation on the first image data received from the delay circuit; and a drive circuitry driving the display panel in response to the second image data. The amount of the delay is controlled in response to the image format information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptics Japan GK
    Inventor: Hiroshi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10297019
    Abstract: A pill verification system obtains a prescription filled at a pharmacy and gathers information of the pills being dispensed for a remote pharmacist to verify the prescription. As pills are dispensed to a pill vial to fill the prescription, a pill imaging system captures images of the pills, and a pill vial imaging system captures an image of the pill vial. The prescription, pill images, and pill vial image are transmitted to a remote verification system. A pharmacist is presented with the prescription, images of substantially all pills filling the prescription, and the pill vial of the prescription to verify the prescription is correct. The remote verification system may present prescriptions filled from many different pharmacies, permitting increased rate of verification and one pharmacist to support many pharmacies. The pharmacist's verification is transmitted to the pill verification system and displayed for a technician to complete verification of the pills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PERCEPTIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Alan Jacobs, Jennifer Jacobs, Yana Nikitina
  • Patent number: 10291796
    Abstract: A document processing system uses a label on a document that includes a machine-readable portion that identifies a document, a first defined region corresponding to a system-defined function, and a second defined region corresponding to a user-defined function. When a user hand-writes a mark in the first defined region of the label, when the document is scanned, the mark is detected, and the system-defined function corresponding to the first defined function is performed for the document. When a user hand-writes a mark in the second defined region of the label, when the document is scanned, the mark is detected, and the user-defined function corresponding to the second defined region is performed for the document. The hand-written mark can include a character, with multiple system-defined functions corresponding to different characters in the first defined region, and multiple user-defined functions corresponding to different characters in the second defined region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: DocSolid LLC
    Inventors: Steven W. Irons, David R. Guilbault, Eric R. Lynn
  • Patent number: 10282642
    Abstract: An image is passed through an image identifier to identify a coarse category for the image and a bounding box for a categorized object. A mask is used to identify the portion of the image that represents the object. Given the foreground mask, the convex hull of the mask is located and an aligned rectangle of minimum area that encloses the hull is fitted. The aligned bounding box is rotated and scaled, so that the foreground object is roughly moved to a standard orientation and size (referred to as calibrated). The calibrated image is used as an input to a fine-grained categorization module, which determines the fine category within the coarse category for the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammadhadi Kiapour, Wei Di, Vignesh Jagadeesh, Robinson Piramuthu
  • Patent number: 10275872
    Abstract: There are provided system and method of detecting repeating defects on a specimen, the specimen obtained by printing two or more mask fields thereon, each of mask field comprising multiple dies, the method comprising: scanning the specimen to capture a plurality of first images from first dies located at the same position in the mask fields, and, for each first image, capture two or more second images from dies located in different positions from the first dies; generating a plurality of third images corresponding to the plurality of first images; generating, an average third image constituted by pixels with values computed as accumulated pixel values of corresponding pixels in the plurality of third images divided by the number of the two or more mask fields; and determining presence of repeating defects on the specimen based on the average third image and a predefined defect threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Karen Pomeranz, Eyal Neistein, Vivek Balasubramanian, Moshe Amzaleg, Eyal Bassa
  • Patent number: 10268874
    Abstract: A biometric authentication apparatus 10 according to the present invention can be installed in facilities such as airports in order to improve the reliability of biometric authentication to ensure a high level of security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Ohno, Masahiro Kubo, Katsumi Abe, Takeshi Akagawa, Kimiyasu Takoh, Ersin Altintas, Tetsuri Ariyama
  • Patent number: 10268695
    Abstract: In one example an updated snapshot delta value is computed upon occurrence of a new transaction. The new transaction is a data modification operation performed on data blocks of the storage device. Further, the delta value indicates at least one of volume of data modified since creation of a reference snapshot and number of transactions performed since the creation. Subsequently, the updated snapshot delta value is compared with a corresponding threshold value. The threshold value is at least one of a predetermined volume of data modified and a predetermined number of transactions. A snapshot action is subsequently performed based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Girish Chandra Belmanu Sadananda, Santosh Bangalore Balaraj, Alastair Slater, Subramani Nallusamy
  • Patent number: 10262250
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using facial patterns for information access via optical barcodes are provided. In example embodiments, a computer accesses an image. The computer determines, using facial recognition, that the accessed image includes a face. The computer determines, using the face, an orientation of the image. The computer decodes, based on the determined orientation of the image, data encoded within the geometric shape. The computer may then access a resource based on the decoded data. In some aspects, a graphical output may be presented on a display device indicating the accessed resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Spiegel, Kirk Ouimet
  • Patent number: 10262400
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an image processing method including acquiring a distorted image of a photographed object; selecting according to a mapping relationship between at least one group of lens optical distortion models and reprojection error values, a lens optical distortion model whose reprojection error value is less than a specified threshold; and correcting, by using the lens optical distortion model, an optical distortion of the acquired distorted image, and obtaining an image with the optical distortion corrected disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Gang Chen, Zhongwei Tang, Wei Luo
  • Patent number: 10262240
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for training a deep neural network (DNN). One method includes an operation for training a predecessor network defined for image recognition of items, where parameters of a predecessor classifier are initialized with random numbers sampled from a predetermined distribution, and the predecessor classifier utilizes an image-classification probability function without bias. The method further includes an operation for training a successor network defined for image recognition of items in a plurality of classes, where parameters of a successor classifier are initialized with parameters learned from the predecessor network, and the successor classifier utilizes the image-classification probability function without bias. Further, the method includes operations for receiving an image for recognition, and recognizing the image utilizing the successor classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yandong Guo, Yuxiao Hu, Christopher J Buehler, Cornelia Carapcea, Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10255526
    Abstract: A set of successive images for a given area may comprise a first, second, and third images representing different times. Comparisons may be performed between the first image and the second image, the first image and the third image, and the second image and the third image. The respective outputs of the three pairwise comparisons may be evaluated to identify any sub-areas of the given area where one or more temporal patterns of change have occurred. For instance, any sub-area of the given area that exhibits a change between the first and second images, a change between the second and third images, and an absence of change between the second and third images may be identified as a persistent change. An indication that the temporal pattern of change has occurred at each identified sub-area of the given area may then be output to a client station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Uptake Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Greg Gandenberger
  • Patent number: 10255502
    Abstract: A testing device for performing testing across a plurality of smart devices is disclosed. The testing device may be configured to register the plurality of smart devices to be accessed for performing testing. At least one time-window at which each smart device is idle may be determined, by the testing device, for the plurality of smart devices. Upon gathering the testing criteria and time duration for performing a testing operation, the testing device may be configured to dynamically create a test group that includes one or more smart devices from the plurality of smart devices such that the one or more smart devices in the test group satisfy the testing criteria and the at least one time-window of smart devices in the test group is within the time duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Adrita Barari, Manjunath Ramachandra, Ghulam Mohiuddin Khan
  • Patent number: 10255298
    Abstract: A method for determining a self-assembly pattern of a block copolymer confined inside a closed outline called the guiding outline, comprises the following steps, which are implemented by computer: a) choosing in a database a closed outline called the reference outline that is similar to the guiding outline, a self-assembly pattern of the block copolymer, called the reference pattern, being associated with the reference outline; b) applying a geometric transformation to a plurality of points of said reference pattern in order to convert them to respective points called image points of the self-assembly pattern to be determined. A computer program product for implementing such a method is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Jérôme Belledent
  • Patent number: 10248873
    Abstract: There are provided an apparatus, a method, and an autonomous moving body which allow a recognition target to be notified with certainty that the recognition target is recognized by an autonomous moving body. A recognition result presenting apparatus according to an embodiment of the present disclosure detects a recognition target (person) present within a predetermined range from an automatic driving vehicle and presents, to the detected recognition target (person), the result of recognition indicating that the automatic driving vehicle recognizes the recognition target (person).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuki Kozuka, Ryota Fujimura, Tetsuji Fuchikami
  • Patent number: 10247664
    Abstract: This invention publicly announces a quantificational testing method of semen liquefaction ability. By following the steps of sample preparation, image collection, image quantificational analysis and curve analysis to analyze the quantificational testing of semen liquefaction ability; indirectly indicate the semen liquefaction ability by observing the color depth change in the sperm sampled cover black area; to analyze the quantification of semen liquefaction by observing the level of change in grey level value versus time; thus, to efficiently, subjectively and standardly test the semen liquefaction ability and avoid human errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AHEAD BIOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Ye, Jiang Liu, Yuan Li, Shan Xue
  • Patent number: 10238463
    Abstract: The invention relates to a processing system (200) that is arranged to cooperate with an optical-shape-sensing-enabled elongated interventional device (1020, 1120, 1220, 1320, 1420), such as a catheter comprising an optical fiber. A reconstructed shape data providing unit (130) provides reconstructed shape data for the interventional device (1020, 1120, 1220, 1320, 1420). A virtual marking provider unit (140) provides at least one virtual marking (1020A, 1020B, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1201, 1203, 1204, 1301, 1302, 1401) based on the reconstructed shape data, for example as overlay to a x-ray image. The present invention thus turns any OSS-enabled device into a calibrated device, suitable for all kinds of live 3D measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Marco Verstege, Jeroen Gerard Scheepens, Neriman Nicoletta Kahya
  • Patent number: 10242401
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to detect user proximity to a rental vehicle. The processor is also configured to instruct a user to photograph an identified portion of a vehicle. The processor is further configured to receive an image captured using a mobile device, including the processor, responsive to the instruction. Also, the processor is configured to determine if a predefined threshold correspondence between the captured image and a predefined image is met and transmit confirmation to the vehicle, responsive to the predefined threshold correspondence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Pietro Buttolo, Annette Lynn Huebner, Jayanthi Rao, Stuart C. Salter
  • Patent number: 10237527
    Abstract: A computing device may obtain an input image. The input image may have a white point represented by chrominance values that define white color in the input image. Possibly based on colors of the input image, the computing device may generate a two-dimensional chrominance histogram of the input image. The computing device may convolve the two-dimensional chrominance histogram with a filter to create a two-dimensional heat map. Entries in the two-dimensional heat map may represent respective estimates of how close respective tints corresponding to the respective entries are to the white point of the input image. The computing device may select an entry in the two-dimensional heat map that represents a particular value that is within a threshold of a maximum value in the heat map, and based on the selected entry, tint the input image to form an output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan T. Barron, Yun-Ta Tsai
  • Patent number: 10235771
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for estimating a three-dimensional pose of an object. An image including the object can be obtained, and a plurality of two-dimensional (2D) projections of a three-dimensional bounding (3D) box of the object in the image can be determined. The plurality of 2D projections of the 3D bounding box can be determined by applying a trained regressor to the image. The trained regressor is trained to predict two-dimensional projections of the 3D bounding box of the object in a plurality of poses, based on a plurality of training images. The three-dimensional pose of the object is estimated using the plurality of 2D projections of the 3D bounding box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mahdi Rad, Markus Oberweger, Vincent Lepetit
  • Patent number: 10229318
    Abstract: Aspects create test cases executable by a robot device to simulate user motion activity. Video analytics extract motion patterns from video image data of a user performing an activity associated with a wearable personal programmable device executing a device application. The extracted motion patterns are classified to an activity motion modality by matching an associated motion pattern model. Commonalities of the extracted motion patterns across other motion activity image data classified with the same matching activity motion modality are clustered into test case model motion pattern sets that are used to generate test case model robotic instructions for use by a robot device to execute and thereby replicate user motions represented by the extracted motion patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Ekambaram, Sarbajit K. Rakshit