Patents Examined by Bobbak Safaipour
  • Patent number: 10169896
    Abstract: A sub-image of data of a first full image may be selected. The sub-image of data may at least partially obscure an object within the first full image. A request to replace the sub-image of data may be transmitted over a network. The request may include transmitting the full image and transmitting metadata associated with the first full image to one or more of a server computing device. The server computing device may analyze a history of images and select one or more images of the history of images that match one or more attributes of the metadata. The server computing device may replace the sub-image of data using the one or more images to generate at least a second full image that includes the object, wherein the object is not obscured. The second full image may be received over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Swaminathan Balasubramanian, Radha M. De, Ashley D. Delport, Indrajit Poddar, Cheranellore Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 10169894
    Abstract: A sub-image of data of a first full image may be selected. The sub-image of data may at least partially obscure an object within the first full image. A request to replace the sub-image of data may be transmitted over a network. The request may include transmitting the full image and transmitting metadata associated with the first full image to one or more of a server computing device. The server computing device may analyze a history of images and select one or more images of the history of images that match one or more attributes of the metadata. The server computing device may replace the sub-image of data using the one or more images to generate at least a second full image that includes the object, wherein the object is not obscured. The second full image may be received over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Swaminathan Balasubramanian, Radha M. De, Ashley D. Delport, Indrajit Poddar, Cheranellore Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 10169848
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining original image data and obtaining de-noised image data, wherein the de-noised image data is the original image data after de-noising the original image data. The method further includes determining a noise pattern for the original image data. The method further includes estimating underlying local structure from the original image data based on the noise pattern. The method further includes restoring low contrast structure that is lost during the de-noising of the original image data to the de-noised image data based on the estimated underlying local structure by adding the estimated underlying local structure to the de-noise imaged data, generating low contrast structure enhanced de-noised image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Liran Goshen, Asher Gringauz
  • Patent number: 10146375
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and/or methods to characterize a user feature. For example, and apparatus may include a pattern receiver to receive a feature infrared (IR) pattern corresponding to non-uniform IR radiation reflected by skin of the user feature and an object IR pattern corresponding to IR radiation reflected by an object. The apparatus may further include a filter to generate a modified IR pattern from the object IR pattern and to remove at least a part of the modified IR pattern from feature IR pattern. In addition, the apparatus may include a feature characterizer to characterize the user feature based on the feature IR pattern. In one example, a computing platform may be controlled based on the characterization of the user feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Shahar, Chia-Hsun Lee, Robert L. Davies, Sterling Orsten
  • Patent number: 10136389
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heath care system having proximity-based neighbor device wake-up and automatic user identification function, a method for automatic logging of user's daily activity history, and a method for managing a user activity pattern, and the system comprises: a health or wellness service unit; and an user terminal. The health or wellness service unit transmits a wake-up signal for changing a state of the user terminal from a sleep state into a wake-up state, a low frequency (LF) signal for identifying a physical distance and direction between the health or wellness service unit and the user terminal, and a measured biological signal of a measuring object. The user terminal receives the biological signal, the wake-up signal, and the LF signal through bidirectional wireless communication with the health or wellness service unit, and transmits a terminal identification (ID) and a received signal strength indication (RSSI) corresponding to the received LF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Soon Ju Kang, Sang Ho Jun, Kyung Chun Lee, Ki Eun Seong, Hyeong Gon Jo, Jae Hee Seo, Cheol Soo Ahn, Seong Wook Han
  • Patent number: 10111241
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and arrangements of optimizing radio resource utilization at a group communication for members of a specific group in a communication network system, comprising communication network nodes (15) communicating over a radio interface on downlink (12) and uplink (13) radio bearers with a plurality of user equipments (18) each of which is associated with one of said members. A shared downlink radio bearer for low priority listening members of said specific group is established. The low priority listening members are assigned to the shared downlink radio bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Kenneth Balck, Micael Martell, Joakim â„«kesson
  • Patent number: 10109927
    Abstract: An In-Building Communications system is disclosed which permits communication in tunnels, underground parking garages, tall buildings such as skyscrapers, buildings having thick walls of concrete or metal, and/or any building which has communication dead zones due to electromagnetic shielding. The invention includes a portable bi-directional amplifier (BDA) system, an outdoor antenna system attached to the building or independently mountable, an indoor antenna system attached to the building or independently mountable inside the building, and a standardized, In-Building Communications (IBC) interface box affixed preferably to the exterior of the building. The interface box communicates with antenna systems attached to the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Karl F. Scheucher
  • Patent number: 10098079
    Abstract: A method and system for setting a power of a secondary device-to-device synchronization signal, SD2DSS, by a first wireless device to enable a second wireless device to synchronize timing of the second wireless device to a timing of the first wireless device are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method includes determining power of a first signal transmitted by the first wireless device, and setting the power of the SD2DSS based on the power of the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Zhenshan Zhao, Stefano Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 10091743
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for power control are described. Methods are included for calculating and signaling power control related data to support multiple component carriers (CCs) for which transmission may be accomplished with one or more WTRU power amplifiers (PAs). Methods are included for calculating and signaling one or more of CC-specific power control related data and PA-specific power control related data. The power control related data may include one or more of maximum power, power headroom, and transmit power. Methods for selecting which power control related data to exchange are included. Methods are included for calculating and signaling power control related data for physical UL shared channel (PUSCH), physical UL control channel (PUCCH), and simultaneous PUSCH and PUCCH transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Haim, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Pascal M. Adjakple
  • Patent number: 10091740
    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: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Sung-Hyuk Shin, Zinan Lin, Donald M. Grieco, Robert L. Olesen
  • Patent number: 10072926
    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: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    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: 10074033
    Abstract: Certain embodiments involve using labels to track high-frequency offsets for patch-matching. For example, a processor identifies an offset between a first source image patch and a first target image patch. If the first source image patch and the first target image patch are sufficiently similar, the processor updates a data structure to include a label specifying the offset. The processor associates, via the data structure, the first source image patch with the label. The processor subsequently selects certain high-frequency offsets, including the identified offset, from frequently occurring offsets in the data structure. The processor uses these offsets to identify a second target image patch, which is located at the identified offset from a second source image patch. The processor associates, via the data structure, the second source image patch with the identified offset based on a sufficient similarity between the second source image patch and the second target image patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Nathan Carr, Kalyan Sunkavalli, Michal Lukac, Elya Shechtman
  • Patent number: 10072924
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining a quantification of the deformation of the sample is implemented using a computer device in communication with a memory. The method includes receiving, by the computer device, a first image of the sample and a second image of the sample. The method also includes registering the first image to the second image using a warping function. The warping function maps a plurality of pixels in the first image to a plurality of pixels in the second image. A first displacement field for the sample is determined based on the warping function, where the first displacement field includes at least a portion of the warping function. A first quantification of the deformation of the sample is determined based at least in part on the displacement field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: John J. Boyle, Guy M. Genin, Maiko Kume, Robert B. Pless, Stavros Thomopoulos
  • Patent number: 10068350
    Abstract: The present invention provides a measurement apparatus for measuring at least one of a position and an attitude of a work using an image obtained by capturing the work onto which pattern light having periodically arrayed lines is projected, including a determination unit configured to determine, based on luminance information about a period direction of luminance unevenness generated, due to periodic shape unevenness of the work, in the image obtained by an image capturing unit, a base-line direction defined by a relative tilt direction between an optical axis of a projection unit and an optical axis of the image capturing unit with respect to the work so that a period direction of the pattern light is different from a period direction of the shape unevenness of the work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 10070425
    Abstract: A method implemented in a wireless device includes receiving an uplink grant from a network node indicating to the wireless device at least one data subframe and at least one control subframe. The at least one data subframe is one where the wireless device is scheduled to transmit a channel for carrying a data stream and optional control data, and the at least one control subframe is one where the wireless device is scheduled to transmit a channel for carrying control data only. The method further includes transmitting in at least one of the at least one data subframe and the at least one control subframe indicated by the uplink grant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Amitav Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10069559
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems, apparatus, and methods are described for assembling at least one transport stream from satellite transponder signals. In one example, the method includes capturing at least one satellite feed, the at least one satellite feed including a plurality of transponder signals; demodulating each of the plurality of transponder signals, each demodulated transponder signal corresponding to a transport stream including a plurality of input streams; parsing one or more selected streams from the plurality of input streams; assembling at least one new transport stream from the one or more selected streams; modulating the at least one new transport stream to generate at least one new transponder signal; adding the at least one new transponder signal to a channel stack; and transmitting the channel stack to a receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventor: Paul Langer
  • Patent number: 10070181
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a satellite signal reception system comprising a low noise block down-converter for receiving satellite signals; a plurality of receivers configured to transmit the satellite signals from the low noise block down-converter to a display device; and a power splitter. The power splitter includes a first port electrically connected to the low noise block down-converter via a single cable; a plurality of second ports electrically connected to the plurality of receivers; a signal-distributing circuit electrically connecting the first port to the plurality of second ports; a plurality of power-supplying circuits electrically connecting the plurality of second ports to the first port; and a command-transmitting circuit electrically connecting the plurality of second ports to the first port, wherein the command-transmitting circuit includes a controller unit programmed to forward DiSEqC commands from the plurality of second ports to the first port in a first-in-first-out manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Microelectronics Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kuotien Chang, Chia Lun Chen
  • Patent number: 10055665
    Abstract: In imaging analysis of a living body, a Region Of Interest (ROI) is set on the basis of the state of radiopharmaceutical accumulation. An example for setting an ROI includes: performing first transformation for anatomically standardizing, with the use of a positive template, a nuclear medicine image acquired by applying a radiopharmaceutical to a subject; performing second transformation for anatomically standardizing, with the use of a negative template, the nuclear medicine image; calculating a degree of similarity between a first anatomical standardization image acquired by the first transformation and the positive template; calculating a degree of similarity between a second anatomical standardization image acquired by the second transformation and the negative template; and applying, to an ROI template, inverse transformation of the first transformation or the second transformation, whichever has the higher of the calculated degrees of similarity, in order to set the ROI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: Nihon Medi-Physics Co., Ltd., Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe
    Inventors: Go Akamatsu, Michio Senda, Yasuhiko Ikari, Shuya Miki
  • Patent number: 10056934
    Abstract: A dynamically configurable antenna is integrated into a system configured to transmit and receive data. Antenna control software and/or hardware configures the antenna to transmit and receive data with different operating characteristics, depending on the communication needs of the system. The physical structure of the dynamically configurable antenna can be modified in order to perform data communications with specific frequency ranges, directionalities, transmission and/or amplification powers, and other operating characteristics generally associated with wireless RF communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Francesco Iorio, Michael Tao, John Yee, Alexander Tessier
  • Patent number: 10049451
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automated segmentation of lesions within a region of interest of a patient. At least one magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) image of the region of interest is produced. At least one probability map is generated from the at least one MRI image. A given probability map represents, for each of a plurality of pixels, a likelihood that a lesion is present at the location represented by the pixel given the at least one MRI image of the region of interest. The at least one probability map is combined with a plurality of additional probability maps to provide a composite probability map. Lesions are identified from the composite probability map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Elizabeth Fisher