Patents Examined by Andrew Moyer
  • Patent number: 10210602
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for normalizing a camera focal length. A perspective geometry estimator accepts a scanned image from a camera having an undefined focal length, and generates a normalized focal length estimate for the image. The normalized focal length estimate is compared to a normalized focal length density distribution. If the normalized focal length estimate meets a minimum threshold of probability, the normalized focal length estimate is selected and the image is processed using the selected normalized focal length estimate. If the normalized focal length estimate fails to meet the minimum threshold of probability, the image is processed using the highest probability prior normalized focal length from the normalized focal length density distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard John Campbell
  • Patent number: 10200688
    Abstract: By either subsampling neighbor pixels and deriving an illumination variation parameter, or deriving one normalization shift value of two normalization shift values for normalizing parameters which are used when deriving the illumination variation parameter, with a dependency on the other normalization shift value, an amount of calculation for illumination compensation is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomohiro Ikai
  • Patent number: 10194874
    Abstract: A method of using computed tomography for determining a volumetric representation of a sample, involving a first reconstruction for reconstructing first reconstructed volume data of the sample from first x-ray projection data of the sample taken by an x-ray system, a second reconstruction for reconstructing second reconstructed volume data of the sample from second x-ray projection data of the sample taken by an x-ray system, characterized by calculating first individual confidence measures for single voxels of the first reconstructed volume data, calculating second individual confidence measures for single voxels of the second reconstructed volume data, and calculating, in a subsequent step, at least one resulting set of individual values for each voxel based on the first individual confidence measures and the second individual confidence measures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GE SENSING & INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Eberhard Neuser, Alexander Suppes, Nils Rothe, Michael Hoetter, Anja Frost
  • Patent number: 10192139
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter includes a tracking system and method which for tracking objects by a sensing unit operable to communicate over a communication link with a control center which enables to execute a command generated at the control center with respect to a selected object in an image captured by the sensing unit, notwithstanding a time-delay between a time when the sensing unit acquires the image with the selected object, to a time when the command is received at the sensing unit with respect to the selected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventor: Meir Weichselbaum
  • Patent number: 10186063
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus including a composite image generation unit that composes a first image that is an attachment target image and a second image to be attached to the first image to generate a composite image in which the second image is included in the first image, a feature quantity acquisition unit that acquires a feature quantity of the first image, and a reflection unit that reflects a feature of the first image into the second image using the feature quantity of the first image acquired by the feature quantity acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Yamamoto, Kosuke Maruyama, Makoto Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10185010
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for pseudo steady state magnetic resonance fingerprinting. A representative system includes a magnetic resonance control unit. Radio frequency energy is directed in a sequence to a volume. The sequence includes at least two segments. Each segment contains a series of radio frequency pulse which may be used in concert with a series of gradient waveforms. The first segment is repeated successively until magnetization at a beginning of the segment is stable. This initial magnetization deviates from the equilibrium magnetization. Subsequently, the magnetic resonance control unit produces a plurality of imaging segments which collectively capture a high resolution 3D data set, which encodes at least one relaxation parameter into a MR fingerprint. A short delay time may be inserted between imaging sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Martijn Anton Hendrik Cloos, Riccardo Lattanzi
  • Patent number: 10181088
    Abstract: A system and method for performing foreground/background separation on an input image. The method identifies a corresponding model visual element in a scene model associated with the input image, the model visual element being associated with a set of element models, each element model including a plurality of visual data sets. Select an element model from the set of element models, dependent upon a visual distance between the input visual element and a visual data set of the selected element model satisfying a predetermined criterion. The method classifies the input visual element as one of foreground and background, dependent upon the selected element model, and then updates each visual data set in the selected element model, dependent upon the input visual element and at least first and second different methods of updating a visual data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Gupta, Ashley Partis, Xin Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 10178955
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for collecting and processing physical space data for use while performing an image-guided surgical (IGS) procedure. A method includes performing a rigid alignment of a computer model of a non-rigid structure of interest in a patient and surface data in a patient space associated with at least a portion of said non-rigid structure, and computing a deformation of the computer model that provides a non-rigid alignment of said computer model and an organ geometric representation of data, said deformation computed using a set of boundary conditions and field variables defined for said computer model based on said rigid alignment and a parameterization function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Daniel Caleb Rucker, Michael I. Miga
  • Patent number: 10178312
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus for synthesizing continuously captured images includes a positioning unit configured to position images to be synthesized by using a motion vector indicating a positional deviation of the images between the images, and a synthesis unit configured to synthesize the images positioned by the positioning unit. The image processing apparatus further includes a group classification unit configured to classify the images into groups based on an order of imaging, and a setting unit configured to set a reference image in each group. The positioning unit includes a first positioning unit configured to position the images within the groups with respect to the respective reference images, and a second positioning unit configured to position the reference images between the groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shin Takagi
  • Patent number: 10176603
    Abstract: A hybrid CT dataset is obtained from a combination of an integrating detector and a photon-counting detector. The hybrid CT dataset contains sparse spectral energy data and dense energy integration data. The dense panchromatic data sets inherit the resolution properties of the integrating detector while the sparse spectral data sets inherit the spectral information of the photon-counting detector. Subsequently, the sparse spectral energy data sets are pansharpened based upon at least one dense panchromatic data set that lacks spectral information according to a pansharpening algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: The University of Chicago, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: David Rigie, Patrick La Riviere, Adam Petschke, Yuexing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10169635
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a display device and a method for fabricating a display device. The display device includes a display layer and a base layer under the display layer. The base layer includes a substrate having a first conductivity type, a well region in a portion of a side of the substrate facing towards the display layer, the well region having a second conductivity type, and an ultrasonic receiver formed in the well region. The ultrasonic receiver includes a first bottom electrode facing towards the substrate, the first bottom electrode including a first semiconductor region formed in the well region, and the first semiconductor region having the first conductivity type, a first top electrode facing towards the display layer, and a first piezoelectric layer formed between the first bottom electrode and the first top electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yingming Liu, Xue Dong, Xiaochuan Chen, Haisheng Wang, Xiaoliang Ding, Shengji Yang, Weijie Zhao, Changfeng Li, Wei Liu, Pengpeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10168192
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an angular gauge reporting system (“AGRS”) may determine one or more values from an image of an angular gauge. The AGRS may receive one or more images of the gauge and develop an angular map to determine values indicated by the gauge. The AGRS may identify numbers in the image to generate the angular map. The AGRS may determine a center for the angular gauge. The AGRS may determine numerical values by processing capture images of the angular gauge though angular or linear interpolation of values. By generating the angular map prior to later determination of values, the AGRS may provide for determination of numerical values without requiring repetition of actions which may be computationally complex or resource intensive. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rita Chattopadhyay, Anne M. Russell, Nikhil Jog, David M. Bayba, Ravindra V. Narkhede
  • Patent number: 10163196
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an HDR image generating unit configured to generate an HDR image signal by first high dynamic range combining of a first signal including first image data and a second signal including second image data; a tone compressing unit configured to generate a first tone-compressed image signal to be displayed by performing tone compression processing on the HDR image signal generated by the HDR image generating unit; and a color correcting unit configured to generate a second tone-compressed image signal by second high dynamic range combining of at least the first and second signals based on the first tone-compressed image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoya Sato
  • Patent number: 10163038
    Abstract: Described herein is a descriptive framework to facilitate error detection in recognition data. In accordance with one aspect of the framework, at least one erroneous record is detected in a first set of recognition data. The framework may determine a correction of a first recognized identifier in the erroneous record by searching a second set of recognition data for a matching record with a second recognized identifier substantially similar to the first recognized identifier. A report may then be generated to present the detected erroneous record and the determined correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Ke Wang, Yinling Ni, Ling Chen, Ye Jin, Qiwei Zhang, Jing Liu, Xin Li, Chao Yu
  • Patent number: 10157459
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a cell evaluation apparatus and method, and a program that are capable of easily searching for an area to be observed within cardiomyocytes without requiring special preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Kunihiro, Tomohiro Hayakawa, Eriko Matsui, Seiji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10147008
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for generating data representative of vehicle operator distractions. More particularly, apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for generating data representative of a vehicle operator distractions based on vehicle interior image data and vehicle system operation data. The vehicle interior data may be representative of a three-dimensional coordinate spatial location of at least one joint of a vehicle occupant. The three-dimensional coordinate spatial location of the at least one joint of the vehicle occupant may be tracked over time. The vehicle system operation data may be representative of whether a vehicle system causes a vehicle operator distraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Aaron Scott Chan, Kenneth Jason Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10147007
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for generating data representative of a vehicle operation mode. More particularly, apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for generating data representative of a vehicle operation mode based on vehicle interior image data. The vehicle interior data may be representative of a three-dimensional coordinate spatial location of at least one joint of a vehicle occupant. The three-dimensional coordinate spatial location of the at least one joint of the vehicle occupant may be tracked over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Aaron Scott Chan, Kenneth Jason Sanchez, Justin Davis
  • Patent number: 10140533
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for generating data representative of a vehicle operation mode. More particularly, apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for generating data representative of a vehicle operation mode based on vehicle interior image data. The vehicle interior data may be representative of a three-dimensional coordinate spatial location of at least one joint of a vehicle occupant. The three-dimensional coordinate spatial location of the at least one joint of the vehicle occupant may be tracked over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Aaron Scott Chan, Christina P. Mullen, Brian Mark Fields, Kenneth Jason Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10140518
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for auditing content information for a media work. In embodiments, content information for a plurality of media works that identifies entities associated with each media work may be maintained. In an embodiment, a request to identify a particular media work may be received. One or more words included in a segment of the particular media work may be identified where the segment is configured to be presented. In accordance with at least one embodiment, the one or more identified words may be filtered based on a set of rules to correct errors. An identity of the particular media work may be determined based at least in part on the filtered one or more words and the content information for the plurality of media works.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard David Williams, Jordan Maureen Hay, Adil Mohammad Sardar, Michael John Wyatt
  • Patent number: 10142643
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a marker generating method is provided. In the marker generating method, a value in a bit string is replaced with a signal pattern to generate a first signal pattern arrangement. The first signal pattern arrangement is divided into a first partial signal and a second partial signal. The first partial signal having a pattern cycle extended to a pattern cycle of the second partial signal is added to the second partial signal to generate a second signal pattern arrangement. A gradation of shading which indicates a signal of the second signal pattern arrangement is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Nonogaki