Patents Examined by Boubacar Abdou Tchoussou
  • Patent number: 11987960
    Abstract: There is provided a work machine including a traveling body, a rotating platform mounted on the traveling body, an attachment mounted on the rotating platform, and including a work element, an imaging unit mounted on the rotating platform, and configured to capture a peripheral image, and an imaging controller configured to cause the imaging unit to capture the image, when an imaging range of the imaging unit includes a predetermined subject region designated in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Kiyota, Masahito Indoh
  • Patent number: 11985319
    Abstract: There is disclosed a computer-implemented method for lossy image or video compression, transmission and decoding, the method including the steps of: (i) receiving an input image at a first computer system; (ii) encoding the input image using a first trained neural network, using the first computer system, to produce a latent representation; (iii) quantizing the latent representation using the first computer system to produce a quantized latent; (iv) entropy encoding the quantized latent into a bitstream, using the first computer system; (v) transmitting the bitstream to a second computer system; (vi) the second computer system entropy decoding the bitstream to produce the quantized latent; (vii) the second computer system using a second trained neural network to produce an output image from the quantized latent, wherein the output image is an approximation of the input image. Related computer-implemented methods, systems, computer-implemented training methods and computer program products are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: DEEP RENDER LTD.
    Inventors: Chri Besenbruch, Ciro Cursio, Christopher Finlay, Vira Koshkina, Alexander Lytchier, Jan Xu, Arsalan Zafar
  • Patent number: 11980441
    Abstract: An image sensor assembly includes at least one upconverter configured to detect light in a NIR waveband that is received from an object to be imaged and generate, based on the detected light, upconverted light that is outside of the NIR waveband; and at least one image sensor configured to detect the upconverted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: John Josef Paul Fengler, Robert Anthony Stead
  • Patent number: 11965714
    Abstract: Video sources and inertial sensors are attached to a weapon and to goggles. A computer receives video images from the weapon- and goggles-mounted sources and inertial data from the sensors. The computer calculates a location for an image from the weapon-mounted source within an image from the goggles-mounted source using the inertial sensor data. The sensor-based location is checked (and possibly adjusted) based on a comparison of the images. A database contains information about real-world objects in a field of view of the goggles-mounted source, and is used to generate icons or other graphics concerning such objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Science Applications International Corporation
    Inventors: John Richard Scales, Michael Harris Rodgers, Mark D. Hose
  • Patent number: 11967150
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for parallel processing of video frames using neural networks. One of the methods includes receiving a video sequence comprising a respective video frame at each of a plurality of time steps; and processing the video sequence using a video processing neural network to generate a video processing output for the video sequence, wherein the video processing neural network includes a sequence of network components, wherein the network components comprise a plurality of layer blocks each comprising one or more neural network layers, wherein each component is active for a respective subset of the plurality of time steps, and wherein each layer block is configured to, at each time step at which the layer block is active, receive an input generated at a previous time step and to process the input to generate a block output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: DeepMind Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Simon Osindero, Joao Carreira, Viorica Patraucean, Andrew Zisserman
  • Patent number: 11961307
    Abstract: An external environment recognition device includes: a plurality of external environment recognition sensors each having an information detection unit that detects information of an object outside a vehicle, the plurality of external environment recognition sensors being arranged such that a detection range of the information detection unit includes an overlapping region where at least part of the detection range of the information detection unit overlaps with at least part of the detection range of another one of the information detection units; and a synchronous processing unit that extracts identical objects in the overlapping region from detection results of the external environment recognition sensors, and performs synchronous processing to synchronize the plurality of external environment recognition sensors if there is a deviation in position between the identical objects in the overlapping region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventor: Daisuke Hamano
  • Patent number: 11930293
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods redact one or more light-emitting screens in data recorded on a recording device. The redaction may include receiving recorded data comprising a plurality of pixel values. The redaction may include detecting one or more light-emitting screens in the received image. The redaction may include redacting a subset of the pixel values from the recorded associated with the one or more detected light-emitting screens. The redaction may be commonly applied to multiple frames of recorded data through the use of a unique identifier assigned to a same detected light-emitting screen. A same light-emitting screen may be tracked across multiple non-sequential or sequential frames and assigned a same unique identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Anh Tuan Nguyen, Noah Spitzer-Williams, Jacob Hershfield
  • Patent number: 11924435
    Abstract: Techniques related to parallel partitioning and coding mode selection for improved video coding throughput are discussed. Such techniques include performing parallel partitioning and coding mode selection for a lower-right coding unit of a first largest coding unit and an upper-left coding unit of a second largest coding unit to the right of the first largest coding unit and, immediately subsequent thereto, performing parallel partitioning and coding mode selection for a lower-left coding unit and an upper-right coding unit of the second largest coding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Srinivasan Embar Raghukrishnan, Jason Tanner, Naiqian Lu
  • Patent number: 11917159
    Abstract: A prediction method, including: creating a candidate list corresponding to a coding mode for the coding mode used by a coding block in an original picture, wherein the coding mode includes a first affine motion mode or a second affine motion mode, a reference block in the candidate list is spatially adjacent to the coding block, and the reference block is coded using the first affine motion mode or the second affine motion mode; performing affine motion estimation on the coding block according to the candidate list corresponding to the coding mode to obtain coding parameters corresponding to the coding block; and performing predictive coding on the coding block on the basis of the coding parameters corresponding to the coding block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Fan Liang, Siqi Cao, Jian Cao
  • Patent number: 11903557
    Abstract: An endoscope. One or more image sensors are designed to capture image data in visible light. One or more image sensors are designed to capture image data in a nonvisible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. An insertion shaft is designed to support the visible and nonvisible image sensors at or near a distal tip with sufficient rigidity to permit guidance to a surgical site in a human body. Image processing software is trained through machine learning to enhance image quality of at least the nonvisible portion of the image, and to present the enhanced nonvisible image as a real-time, visible presentation to a surgeon. A handle has electronics for drive of illumination circuitry and to receive imaging signal from the imaging circuitry. A joint between the proximal handle portion and the insertion shaft is designed to separably connect the insertion shaft to the proximal handle portion. When separated, the joint permits removal of the insertion shaft for disposal and replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: PSIP2 LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Lord, John M. Cronk
  • Patent number: 11902637
    Abstract: An apparatus includes imaging optics having an objective lens configured to focus electromagnetic radiation to an intermediate image plane and one or more optical devices configured to generate an optical beam from the electromagnetic radiation. The apparatus also includes at least one imaging sensor configured to capture an image from the optical beam. The apparatus further includes a beam generator configured to generate and transmit an HEL beam through the imaging optics. In addition, the apparatus includes an intermediate alignment target configured to be moveably positioned at the intermediate image plane. The intermediate alignment target includes a first-wavelength target configured to reflect a first spectral band of the HEL beam to a first of the at least one imaging sensor (the first imaging sensor configured to capture a first-wavelength infrared image of the first spectral band) and transmit remaining spectral portions of the HEL beam towards the objective lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jason R. Lavine, Liam T. Skoyles
  • Patent number: 11893715
    Abstract: A control device for a mobile object including one or more imaging devices, the control device includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image of an external environment of the mobile object from the one or more imaging devices, a correction unit configured to perform distortion reduction processing for reducing distortion of an image for each of one or more regions included in an image acquired from the one or more imaging devices, and a recognition unit configured to recognize the external environment of the mobile object based on an image on which the distortion reduction processing has been performed. The correction unit is configured to determine the one or more regions to be a target of the distortion reduction processing in accordance with a predetermined rule according to a moving scene of the mobile object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Yasui, Akira Kanehara, Kenji Goto, Aya Miura, Ichiro Baba
  • Patent number: 11877004
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide methods and apparatuses for video coding. In some examples, an apparatus includes processing circuitry that obtains motion information of a group of blocks in a picture from a coded video bitstream, the motion information indicating base motion vectors for the group of blocks, and the base motion vectors pointing to a reference picture in a prediction list. The processing circuitry determines a range of target motion vectors for the group of blocks along a particular coordinate direction according to the base motion vectors and a target difference, where, for any two motion vector within the range, a difference of integer-pixel parts thereof along the particular coordinate direction is equal to or less than the target difference. The processing circuitry further converts the base motion vectors into the target motion vectors according to the range for reconstructing samples of the group of blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventors: Xiang Li, Meng Xu, Xiaozhong Xu, Shan Liu, Guichun Li
  • Patent number: 11874233
    Abstract: In a method for imaging a container holding a sample, the container is illuminated with a laser sheet of a first color, and one or more images of the container are capturing by a first imager configured to filter out colors other than the first color. Simultaneously with illuminating the container with the laser sheet of the first color, the container is illuminated with light of a second color different than the first color, wherein the light of the second color illuminates at least a majority of an entire volume of the container. One or more additional imagers of the container are captured by a second imager configured to filter out colors other than the second color. The one or more images and the one or more additional images are analyzed to detect particles within, and/or on an exterior surface of, the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Clark Pearson, Graham F. Milne, Dmitry Fradkin, Erwin Freund
  • Patent number: 11858651
    Abstract: Subject matter described herein includes generating a visual environment for interactive development of a machine learning (ML) model. The method includes accessing observations of data each of which includes values of independent variables and a dependent variable. The method includes performing an interactive feature construction and selection in which select independent variables are selected as or transformed into a set of features for use in building a ML model to predict the dependent variable. The method includes building the ML model using a ML algorithm, the set of features, and a training set produced from the set of features and observations of the data. And the method includes outputting the ML model for deployment to predict the dependent variable for additional observations of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Seema Chopra, Akshata Kishore Moharir, Arvind Sundararaman, Kaustubh Kaluskar
  • Patent number: 11854355
    Abstract: A proximity alarm assembly includes a personal electronic device that has wireless communication capabilities. A camera unit has a plurality of cameras facilitate 360.0 degree video surveillance of an area. A motion unit has a plurality of sensors to facilitate 360.0 motion surveillance of the area. Each of the motion unit and the camera unit is in wireless communication with the personal electronic device. Moreover, the personal electronic device produces an alert when motion unit senses motion to alert a user to the motion. An alert unit is positionable near the user and the alert unit is actuated to emit an audible alert and a visual alert when either of the camera unit or the motion unit fails to communicate with the personal electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventor: Mark Townsend
  • Patent number: 11856330
    Abstract: A vehicular driver monitoring system includes a camera disposed within and viewing within an interior cabin of a vehicle. The camera includes a lens and an image sensor. The camera is operable to capture image data. Electronic circuitry of an electronic control unit (ECU) includes an image processor for processing image data captured by the camera. With a driver of the vehicle sitting in a driver seat of the vehicle, light is reflected off a portion of the driver to impinge at the lens of the camera. The vehicular driver monitoring system, via processing at the ECU of image data captured by the camera, determines a deficiency in captured image data arising from light impinging at the lens. The determined deficiency in captured image data arises from an occlusion at the lens of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Magna Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Zhongyao Liu
  • Patent number: 11853864
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus for executing data processing using a neural network including a plurality of hierarchal levels includes an extraction unit configured to extract intermediate feature data from input feature data, a calculation unit configured to calculate output feature data by reducing the number of channels of the intermediate feature data, a storage unit configured to store the output feature data calculated by the calculation unit and provide the input feature data to the extraction unit, and a control unit configured to control the number of channels of the intermediate feature data to be extracted by the extraction unit and the number of channels of the output feature data to be calculated by the calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Motoki Yoshinaga, Tsewei Chen, Masami Kato
  • Patent number: 11856237
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for video processing are described. The video processing may include video encoding, video decoding, or video transcoding. One example method of video processing includes performing a conversion between a video and a bitstream of the video according to a format rule. The format rule specifies that constraints on values of one or more first syntax elements in an adaptation parameter set are defined based on semantics of second syntax elements in a picture header and/or a slice header if a picture or a slice referring to the adaptation parameter set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventors: Zhipin Deng, Li Zhang, Ye-kui Wang, Kai Zhang, Jizheng Xu
  • Patent number: 11842612
    Abstract: A battery-powered camera includes a system processor configured to operate in a standby mode or a full-power mode. While operating the system processor in the standby mode, the camera detects an event in a field of view of the camera; records, using an image sensor of the camera, a plurality of image frames corresponding to the field of view in which the event was detected; stores in a frame buffer the plurality of image frames; and wakes the system processor from the standby mode. While operating the system processor in the full-power mode, the camera processes the plurality of image frames stored in the frame buffer using the system processor; and provides the processed image frames for streaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Calvin Kyaw Wong