Patents Examined by Bobbak Safaipour
  • Patent number: 10375650
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed comprising a combined open loop/closed loop uplink power control scheme for E-UTRA. The combined open and closed loop method for UL intra-cell PC controls the wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) transmit power spectral density (PSD), PSDTx, (e.g. power per RB).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Sung-Hyuk Shin, Zinan Lin, Donald M. Grieco, Robert L. Olesen
  • Patent number: 10371509
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel alignment system has a plurality of cameras, each camera for viewing a respective target disposed at a respective wheel of the vehicle and capturing image data of the target as the wheel and target are continuously rotated a number of degrees of rotation without a pause. The image data is used to calculate a minimum number of poses of the target of at least one pose for every five degrees of rotation as the wheel and target are continuously rotated the number of degrees of rotation without a pause. At least one of the cameras comprises a data processor for performing the steps of preprocessing the image data, and calculating an alignment parameter for the vehicle based on the preprocessed image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Snap-On Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven W. Rogers, David A. Jackson, Bradley Lewis, Adam C. Brown, Robert J. D'Agostino, Eric R. Sellers
  • Patent number: 10366520
    Abstract: An apparatus that creates an electronic album laying-out images in units of pages from a plurality of image files, comprising a management unit which manages, by classifying into a plurality of pre-set categories, templates that define a location region of an image to be located in a page, a setting unit which sets one of the plurality of categories for each page, a decision unit which analyzes image files that are targets to include in an electronic album, and decides images that are targets to lay out in each page, and a layout unit which lays out each decided image as a target to lay out to a page of interest, by using a template classified into a category set to a page of interest by the setting unit from the templates managed by the management unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mizuki Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 10368385
    Abstract: Provided is a communication control device controlling communication of multiple secondary usage nodes providing second communication services using a part of a frequency band assigned to a first communication service, including a communication unit receiving service area information for estimating service areas of the second communication services provided by the secondary usage nodes and access technique information indicating radio access techniques usable by the secondary usage nodes, a storage unit storing information on the service area and access technique received by the communication unit, an estimation unit estimating service areas of multiple second communication services, and a control unit notifying a secondary usage node providing one of the multiple second communication services of a radio access technique or a channel recommended to the at least one second communication service on the basis of a location relationship between the service areas estimated by the estimation unit and the access tec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Ryo Sawai
  • Patent number: 10362319
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for pre-processing an image for compression, e.g., one that includes a plurality of pixels, where each pixel is composed of sub-pixels that include at least an alpha sub-pixel. First, the alpha sub-pixels are separated into a first data stream. Next, invertible transformations are applied to the remaining sub-pixels to produce transformed sub-pixels. Next, for each row of the pixels: (i) identifying a predictive function that yields a smallest prediction differential total for the row, (ii) providing an identifier of the predictive function to a second data stream, and (iii) converting the transformed sub-pixels of the pixels in the row into prediction differentials based on the predictive function. Additionally, the prediction differentials for each of the pixels are encoded into first and second bytes that are provided to third and fourth data streams, respectively. In turn, the various data streams are compressed into a compressed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lars M. Lindberg, Paul S. Chang, Ali Sazegari
  • Patent number: 10362325
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for pre-processing an image for compression, e.g., one that includes a plurality of pixels, where each pixel is composed of sub-pixels that include at least an alpha sub-pixel. First, the alpha sub-pixels are separated into a first data stream. Next, invertible transformations are applied to the remaining sub-pixels to produce transformed sub-pixels. Next, for each row of the pixels: (i) identifying a predictive function that yields a smallest prediction differential total for the row, (ii) providing an identifier of the predictive function to a second data stream, and (iii) converting the transformed sub-pixels of the pixels in the row into prediction differentials based on the predictive function. Additionally, the prediction differentials for each of the pixels are encoded into first and second bytes that are provided to third and fourth data streams, respectively. In turn, the various data streams are compressed into a compressed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lars M. Lindberg, Paul S. Chang, Ali Sazegari
  • Patent number: 10362541
    Abstract: In one implementation, a wireless communication terminal includes a primary antenna array and a first controller configured to steer a main beam of the primary antenna array in a desired direction. The wireless communication terminal also includes an auxiliary antenna array and a second controller configured to control complex weights to be applied by at least some antenna elements of the auxiliary antenna array to corresponding variants of a second signal received by the at least some auxiliary antenna elements. Furthermore, the wireless communication terminal includes at least one signal combiner configured to combine variants of the second signal received from auxiliary antenna elements into an interfering signal that models interference from a co-located wireless communication terminal and subtract the interfering signal from variants of the first signal received from antenna elements of the principal antenna array to produce an interference mitigated signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: IRIDIUM SATELLITE LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Francis Bull
  • Patent number: 10354372
    Abstract: In an ultrasonic inspection performed on an inspection object including a fine and multi-layer structure such as a semiconductor wafer and a MEMS wafer, a defect is detected by: separating a defect present inside from a normal pattern; obtaining an image of the inspection object by imaging the inspection object having a pattern formed thereon to enable a highly sensitive detection; generating a reference image that does not include a defect from the obtained image of the inspection object; generating a multi-value mask for masking a non-defective pixel from the obtained image of the inspection object; calculating a defect accuracy by matching the brightness of the image of the inspection object and the reference image; and comparing the calculated defect accuracy with the generated multi-value mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI POWER SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaoru Sakai, Osamu Kikuchi, Kenji Sahara
  • Patent number: 10342509
    Abstract: A beamforming device, an ultrasonic imaging device, and a beamforming method, which allow a simple spatial smoothing operation, are disclosed. A beamforming device according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a spatial smoothing unit for transforming a received signal into another space, using a transformation function configured by low frequency components, calculating a transformed signal by a spatial smoothing operation using a transformation function in a transformation space, and estimating an averaged spatial covariance matrix; a weighted value operation unit for operating a weighted value of the transformed signal from the averaged spatial covariance matrix which has been estimated by the spatial smoothing operation; and a synthesis unit for generating a beam signal, using the transformed signal and the weighted value of the transformed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: ALPINION MEDICAL SYSTEMS CO., LTD., INDUSTRY ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, HALLYM UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Sun-Yeob Chang, Moo-Ho Bae
  • Patent number: 10349087
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and non-transitory computer readable media for reconstructing electronic images using blurring and noise-enhanced pixel intensity resampling are disclosed. One method includes, at an image reconstructor including at least one processor, receiving an image compressed using an image compression algorithm. The method further includes decompressing the image using an image decompression algorithm. The method further includes modifying pixel intensities in the image by blurring and/or resampling the pixel intensities according to a noise distribution generated by the reconstructor without receiving a noise estimate from an image compressor. The method further includes outputting the image with the modified pixel intensities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
    Inventors: Russell Morton Taylor, II, Chong Shao, Ketan Dasharath Mayer-Patel
  • Patent number: 10339647
    Abstract: Systems and methods for qualitative and/or quantitative indentation detection are provided. A method includes receiving imaging data comprising a plurality of indentations within a region on a surface. The method further includes obtaining a size measurement for each indentation. The method further includes calculating a number of indentations within the region are equal to or above a minimum size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: John Tierney, Douglas Johanneman, Thomas Paul King
  • Patent number: 10339361
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for authenticating a composite fingerprint includes executing on a computer processor the step of receiving the composite fingerprint, wherein the composite fingerprint is a thermal image of a reference finger with a thermal impression of another finger from a thermal scanner. The composite fingerprint is authenticated according to a known fingerprint of the reference finger and a known fingerprint of the other finger. A result of the authentication is returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Sathya Santhar
  • Patent number: 10331979
    Abstract: Automatic threat detection of volumetric computed tomography (CT) data, including: extracting at least one 3-D object from the volumetric CT data; constructing a feature vector for each of the at least one 3-D objects; and classifying each 3-D object as one of a threat or benign object using the feature vector and a set of truth threat and benign objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TELESECURITY SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Song, Junghyun Kwon, Austin Ely, John Enyeart, Chad Johnson, Jongkyu Lee, Namho Kim, Douglas P. Boyd
  • Patent number: 10318810
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system and a method for determining statistics of plant populations based on overhead optical measurements. The system may include one or more hardware processors configured by machine-readable instructions to receive output signals provided by one or more remote sensing devices mounted to an overhead platform. The output signals may convey information related to one or more images of a land area where crops are grown. The one or more hardware processors may be configured by machine-readable instructions to distinguish vegetation from background clutter; segregate image regions corresponding to the vegetation from image regions corresponding to the background clutter; and determine a plant count per unit area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SLANTRANGE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Ritter, Michael Milton, Peter Matusov
  • Patent number: 10311338
    Abstract: A learning method of a CNN capable of detecting one or more lanes is provided. The learning method includes steps of: a learning device (a) applying convolution operations to an image, to generate a feature map, and generating lane candidate information; (b) generating a first pixel data map including information on pixels in the image and their corresponding pieces of first data, wherein main subsets from the first data include distance values from the pixels to their nearest first lane candidates by Using a direct regression, and generating a second pixel data map including information on the pixels and their corresponding pieces of second data, wherein main subsets from the second data include distance values from the pixels to their nearest second lane candidates by using the direct regression; and (c) detecting the lanes by inference to the first pixel data map and the second pixel data map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Stradvision, Inc.
    Inventors: Kye-Hyeon Kim, Yongjoong Kim, Insu Kim, Hak-Kyoung Kim, Woonhyun Nam, SukHoon Boo, Myungchul Sung, Donghun Yeo, Wooju Ryu, Taewoong Jang, Kyungjoong Jeong, Hongmo Je, Hojin Cho
  • Patent number: 10304569
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for associating medical images with a patient. One method includes: receiving two or more medical images of patient anatomy in an electronic storage medium; generating an anatomical model for each of the received medical images; comparing the generated anatomical models; determining a score assessing the likelihood that the two or more medical images belong to the same patient, using the comparison of the generated anatomical models; and outputting the score to an electronic storage medium or display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HeartFlow, Inc.
    Inventors: Leo Grady, Christopher Zarins, Edward Karl Hahn, III, Ying Bai, Sethuraman Sankaran, Peter Kersten Petersen, Michiel Schaap
  • Patent number: 10306588
    Abstract: A method for adaptive call notification in a user equipment (UE) includes detecting an incoming call indication such as a ring signal. The ambient sound level for the UE is measured in response to the incoming call indication. A UE vibration device is activated in response to the detected incoming call indication and the ambient sound level being greater than a user-selectable threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Fangqi Hu, Tongzeng Yang
  • Patent number: 10306561
    Abstract: A user terminal is disclosed that connects with a plurality of radio base stations and the decrease of uplink throughput is reduced. A user terminal connects with a plurality of radio base stations including a first radio base station and a second radio base station, and this user terminal has a transmission section that transmits uplink signals to each radio base station, a receiving section that receives terminal-specific information with respect to the first radio base station, related to the maximum transmission power of the uplink signals, and a maximum transmission power setting section that sets the maximum transmission power for the first radio base station based on the terminal-specific information with respect to the first radio base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Kunihiko Teshima, Tooru Uchino, Kei Andou
  • Patent number: 10306565
    Abstract: Digital content can be broadcast in a sideband of an analog broadcast channel using multiple digital in-band on-channel (IBOC) transceivers connected in a mesh configuration to form an IBOC mesh network. The digital IBOC transceivers are positioned at various geographic locations, so that unlike traditional “HD” radio broadcasts, the IBOC broadcast transmission is spread out over a wide area, using multiple low power digital IBOC transceivers rather than being broadcast from the same location as the analog signal. An edge transceiver can limit IBOC transmission power of the IBOC transceivers to a desired portion of the power used to broadcast the analog signal. The edge server can make this determination based on measurements taken at the geographically distributed digital IBOC transceivers. The IBOC mesh network provides bi-directional communication between a mesh transceiver and a user device, and can be used to deliver user feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lee Littlejohn
  • Patent number: 10297006
    Abstract: It is possible to stably reduce an amount of image data. An image processing system includes an image transmitting apparatus and an image receiving apparatus. The image transmitting apparatus includes an image reducing unit that reduces the size of an input image to generate a reduced image, a determining unit that determines, when the reduced image is enlarged to the size of the input image, an enlargement parameter where a difference from the input image becomes minimum and a transmitting unit that transmits the reduced image and the enlargement parameter. The image receiving apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives the reduced image and the enlargement parameter from the image transmitting apparatus and an image restoring unit that enlarges the reduced image using the enlargement parameter to generate a restored image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentarou Niikura, Kazuhiko Takami, Kazuhiro Sugiyama