Patents Examined by Brenda C Bernardi
  • Patent number: 10366466
    Abstract: Example systems disclosed herein to detect watermark modifications include a watermark encoder to encode a second watermark in a sampled media signal obtained from a received broadcast signal, the sampled media signal already encoded with a first watermark that was included in the received broadcast signal. Disclosed example systems also include a watermark decoder to detect the first watermark and the second watermark in the sampled media signal, and a watermark modification evaluator to compare a first metric determined for the first watermark and a second metric determined for the second watermark to determine whether the first watermark was modified prior to being included in the received broadcast signal. Disclosed example systems further include a ratings server to revise ratings data corresponding to the received broadcast signal when the first watermark is determined to have been modified prior to being included in the received broadcast signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Venugopal Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10354143
    Abstract: A method (100) for comparing a first video shot (Vs1) comprising a first set of first images (I1(s)) with a second video shot (Vs2) comprising a second set of second images (I2(t)), at least one between the first and the second set comprising at least two images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Skjalg Lepsoy, Massimo Balestri, Gianluca Francini
  • Patent number: 10343278
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus comprises an image sensor configured to image an object; and a processor configured to obtain information of a position, posture or both thereof of a first object, and a contact between the first object and a second object different from the first object based on an output of the image sensor, and perform evaluation of the information based on the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Kitamura
  • Patent number: 10348662
    Abstract: A system according to various exemplary embodiments includes a processor and a user interface coupled to the processor, the user interface comprising an input device and a display screen. The system further comprises a sensor component coupled to the processor, the sensor component comprising a location sensor for determining location information associated with the system, and memory coupled to the processor and storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to perform operations comprising: retrieving sensor information from the sensor component, the sensor information including location information from the location sensor; retrieving, from the memory, avatar information associated with a user of the system; generating a customized graphic based on the sensor information and the user's avatar information; and presenting the customized graphic within an electronic message via the display screen of the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Dorian Franklin Baldwin, Jacob Blackstock, Shahan Panth, David James Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10346690
    Abstract: A driving assistance system includes at least one receiving module designed to receive perception data from a driving environment, a control module designed to control an on-board system, a conversion module designed to generate, on the basis of the perception data, a plurality of instances of classes of an ontology stored by the driving assistance system and defining relations between classes, and a reasoning tool designed to deduce, on the basis of the ontology, at least one property of an instance of the plurality. The control module is designed to control the on-board system on the basis of the deduced property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventors: Alexandre Armand, Javier Ibanez-Guzman, David Filliat
  • Patent number: 10346973
    Abstract: A method of providing a prognosis in a cancer patient comprising analyzing a tumor image to calculate a metric of immune infiltration for the tumor, and a method of analyzing a tumor image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: THE INSTITUTE OF CANCER RESEARCH: ROYAL CANCER HOS
    Inventor: Yinyin Yuan
  • Patent number: 10346957
    Abstract: In a method for image enhancement of image data of a dental image generation system, comprising a first image generating unit (205, 210) for producing two-dimensional image data and a second image generating unit (250, 255) for producing three-dimensional image data, wherein for an object to be examined (220, 222) the image generation system provides both two-dimensional image data and three-dimensional image data, it is in particular provided that the two-dimensional image data and the three-dimensional image data are merged in such a way that the image quality and/or the information content of the two-dimensional image data or of the three-dimensional image data is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
    Inventors: Johannes Ulrici, Ulrich Schulze-Ganzlin, Ciamak Abkai
  • Patent number: 10339614
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide techniques for identifying and quantifying waste in a process. Waste information is input via images and/or natural language. The amount of waste is estimated based on information in images and/or a natural language description. A computer-implemented technique extracts metadata on waste products from the images and/or natural language description. A variety of factors such as social media trends, weather, traffic, and/or sports schedules are evaluated by the computer and used in predicting the amount of waste that will occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy T. Bohn, Natalie N. Brooks Powell, Gary W. Crupi, Ho-Yiu Lam, David C. Martin, Sandhya ReddyVeera
  • Patent number: 10334364
    Abstract: Techniques for transducer control based on position of an apparatus are described. In at least one implementation, the apparatus comprises a peripheral device that can be connected to a user terminal. The apparatus includes a first portion moveably coupled to a second portion such that the first portion and the second portion are positionable at different positions relative to each other. According to one or more implementations, the apparatus includes a transducer (e.g., a speaker, a microphone, and so forth) that can be selectively controlled based on different relative positions of the first portion and the second portion of the apparatus. In at least some implementations, the apparatus can include multiple transducers that can be controlled differently based on different relative positions of the first portion and the second portion of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Malek Mohamad Nafez Chalabi, Gary T. McCoy, Vikram Khandpur
  • Patent number: 10327693
    Abstract: Methods for tracking gum line changes by comparing digital 3D models of teeth and gingiva taken at different times. The digital 3D models are segmented to digitally identify the teeth from the gingiva, and the segmented digital 3D models are compared to detect gum line changes by determining differences between them relating to the gum line. Gum line changes can also be estimated by comparing one of the digital 3D models with a 3D model having a predicted original location of the gum line. Gum line change maps can be displayed to show the gum line changes determined through the tracking or estimating of changes. The digital 3D models can also be displayed with periodontal measurements placed upon them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Alexandra R. Cunliffe, Guruprasad Somasundaram, Benjamin D. Zimmer, Steve Lastavich, Peter See, Kelly L. Stein
  • Patent number: 10324183
    Abstract: The invention provides a UAV measuring apparatus, which comprises a flying vehicle, a laser scanner mounted on the flying vehicle and for performing two-dimensional scanning with a reference optical axis extending in an approximately vertically downward direction as the center, an image pickup unit having an image pickup optical axis parallel to the reference optical axis and a control arithmetic component, wherein the control arithmetic component is configured to synchronize the two-dimensional scanning performed by the laser scanner with an image pickup performed by the image pickup unit, and to correspond a scanning locus obtained by the two-dimensional scanning with an acquired image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Kaoru Kumagai
  • Patent number: 10325146
    Abstract: There is provided a framework including systems and methods for analyzing skin parameters from images or videos showing skin. Using a series of Hierarchical Differential Image Filters (HDIF), it becomes possible to detect different skin features such as wrinkles, spots, and roughness. The hierarchical differential image filter computes two enhancements to an image showing skin at two different levels of enhancement, determines a differential image using the two enhancements and computes the skin analysis rating using the differential image. These skin ratings are comparably accurate to actual ratings by dermatologists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: MODIFACE INC.
    Inventors: Parham Aarabi, Angel Jing Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10315052
    Abstract: Provided is a prediction device for skin change from radiation exposure, the device being capable of precisely predicting a skin reaction to radiation exposure. Also provided are a verification device, a program for the prediction device for skin change, and a program for the verification device. A prediction device (4) for skin change from radiation exposure includes: a radiation information accepting unit (11) that accepts input of radiation information regarding expected exposure to radiation; a pre-exposure skin image acquiring unit (21) that acquires a skin image that captures skin of a living body; a change computing unit that computes the change of the skin due to exposure to the radiation determined by the radiation information and that obtains from the skin image a post-change prediction skin image; and a prediction skin image outputting unit (25) that outputs the prediction skin image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTES FOR QUANTUM AND RADIOLOGICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hiroaki Matubara, Naruhiro Matufuji
  • Patent number: 10318799
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method of predicting an interest of a user and a system thereof. The method comprises receiving, by the system, a first set of inputs related to the user from a first set of sensors, where one or more features of the user are extracted from the first set of inputs. The method further comprises receiving a second set of inputs related to an environment around the user from a second set of sensors, assigning weights to each input among the first set of inputs, identifying a user behavior associated with each of the one or more features of the user and predicting the interest of the user by correlating the user behavior associated with each of the one or more features of the first set of inputs and the weights assigned to each input among the first set of inputs, thus increasing accuracy of prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventor: Saurabh Ramchandrarao Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10311577
    Abstract: Techniques to improve edge detection in images. Some techniques include logic to process image data into patched image data in accordance with a colorspace model where the patched image data includes color data in a plurality of patches and identify an image group corresponding to the patched image data. The logic may be further configured to select, based upon the image group, a colorspace transform mechanism being operative to transform the image data into transformed image data in accordance with another colorspace model, the other colorspace model having a higher likelihood than the colorspace model at edge detection for the image group. The logic may be further configured to apply the colorspace transform mechanism to the image data to generate the transformed image data in accordance with the other colorspace mode and then, apply an edge detection technique to the transformed image data. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Austin Grant Walters, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad, Kenneth Taylor, Reza Farivar, Vincent Pham, Anh Truong
  • Patent number: 10311596
    Abstract: An image processing device that detects a marker, in which the marker includes a first figure in which three or more figure centers are overlapped with each other and a data area provided on an internal or external portion of the first figure, and the image processing device detects the first figure and detects the data area based on the figure centers of the first figure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Inazumi, Seiji Aiso
  • Patent number: 10307051
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image processing device, a method of image processing, and a surgical microscope that can detect and report a dangerous condition on the basis of a tomographic image during eye surgery. An image processing device includes: a dangerous condition detection unit configured to detect a dangerous condition on the basis of a tomographic image of an eye acquired during surgery of the eye; and a control information generation unit configured to generate and output control information used to manage the detected dangerous condition. The present technology is applicable to, for example, a surgical system used for eye surgery or other surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Ootsuki
  • Patent number: 10313812
    Abstract: Aspects of a multi-orientation playback device including at least one microphone array are discussed. A method may include determining an orientation of the playback device which includes at least one microphone array and determining at least one microphone training response for the playback device from a plurality of microphone training responses based on the orientation of the playback device. The at least one microphone array can detect a sound input, and the location information of a source of the sound input can be determined based on the at least one microphone training response and the detected sound input. Based on the location information of the source, the directional focus of the at least one microphone array can be adjusted, and the sound input can be captured based on the adjusted directional focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SONOS, INC.
    Inventors: Brendan Welch, Romi Kadri, Jonathon Reilly
  • Patent number: 10303985
    Abstract: There is provided a class estimation apparatus. A data reception unit receives an input of a feature amount of data. An identification device reception unit receives an input of an identification device having a tree structure. A table storage unit stores a probability table and a feature amount table in a leaf node of the tree structure. A probability table correction unit corrects the probability table. A class estimation unit estimates a class of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Ozaki, Yukihiro Tsuboshita, Noriji Kato
  • Patent number: 10296786
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting hand-eye coordination in real time by combining camera eye tracking and wearable sensing are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes determining an eye gaze path of an individual during a given period of time by measuring (i) any eye movements made by the individual during the given period of time and (ii) any head movements made by the individual during the given period of time; measuring any hand movements made by the individual during the given period of time; performing a spatio-temporal analysis of the determined eye gaze path and the measured hand movements to compute a hand-eye coordination value attributable to the individual; and outputting the computed hand-eye coordination value to at least one user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dipyaman Banerjee, Kuntal Dey