Patents Examined by Brenda C Bernardi
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 10296800
    Abstract: Ultraviolet (UV) light illuminates a valuable media item along a pathway of a valuable media depository and UV signal readings are captured in response to the illuminated valuable media item. The signal readings are adjusted to account for any integrated metallic material and for any contamination present on the media item or any contamination that is a result of the media item having been washed. The adjusted signal readings are processed to determine whether the media item is genuine and/or fit for being further processed within the depository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Yun-Qian Miao, Gary Alexander Ross
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10290098
    Abstract: An interventional therapy system may include at least one controller which may obtain a reference image dataset of an object of interest (OOI); segment the reference image dataset to determine peripheral outlines of the OOI in the plurality image slices; acquire a current image of the OOI using an ultrasound probe; select a peripheral outline of a selected image slice of the plurality of slices of the reference image dataset which is determined to correspond to the current image; and/or modify the selected peripheral outline of the image slice of the plurality of slices of the reference image dataset in accordance with at least one deformation vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: Koninklijke Philips N.V., Sunnybrook Research Institute
    Inventors: Shyam Bharat, Ehsan Dehghan Marvast, Jochen Kruecker, Ananth Ravi, Falk Uhlemann, Cynthia Ming-Fu Kung, Thomas Erik Amthor
  • Patent number: 10289907
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus, including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire information on a layer boundary in tomographic structure of a current subject to be inspected; a determination unit configured to determine a depth range relating to a current en-face image of the subject to be inspected based on information indicating a depth range relating to a past en-face image of the subject to be inspected and the information on the layer boundary; and a generation unit configured to generate the current en-face image through use of data within the depth range relating to the current en-face image among pieces of three-dimensional data acquired for the current subject to be inspected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Riuma Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10289928
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are generally directed to systems and methods of object identification. Exemplary embodiments can scan, by an optical reader, a machine-readable identifier associated with an original object. Exemplary embodiments can capture an image of the original object at a first orientation using an image capture device. Exemplary embodiments can transmit the machine-readable identifier and the image of the original object to an image database to store an association between the image of the original object and the machine-readable identifier. Exemplary embodiments can receive a subsequent object having a subsequent machine-readable identifier that is unavailable or incapable of being scanned. Exemplary embodiments can capture an image of the subsequent object with the image capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Soames Johnson, Jimmie Russell Clark, Michael Lawerance Payne
  • Patent number: 10278664
    Abstract: A first image obtaining unit obtains a plurality of projection images corresponding to different radiation source positions, the projection images being imaged under a first imaging condition for tomosynthesis imaging, and a second image obtaining unit obtains a two-dimensional image imaged with a given radiation source position under a second imaging condition for simple imaging. An image quality correction unit performs image quality correction on the projection images to compensate for a difference of image quality between the projection images and the two-dimensional image based on a difference between the first imaging condition and the second imaging condition. A reconstruction unit reconstructs the projection images having been subjected to the image quality correction and the two-dimensional image to generate a tomographic image of a slice plane of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junya Morita
  • Patent number: 10282623
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a sensor data-processing system which generates a depth data representation of an environment based on sensor data representations which are generated by passive sensor devices. The sensor data-processing system generates the depth data representation via applying an algorithm which includes an model architecture which determines depths of various portions of the represented environment based on detecting features correspond to depth information. The model architecture is established via training an algorithm to generate depth data which corresponds to a sample set of depth data representations of environments, given a corresponding set of image data representations of the environments. As a result, the sensor data-processing system enables depth perception of portions of an environment independently of receiving depth data representations of the environment which are generated by an active sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tarin Ziyaee, Byron B. Han
  • Patent number: 10275883
    Abstract: Plural pieces of data where N (N>2) elements are arranged in a predetermined-direction in a specific-order are sorted into any one of N labels using a graph-cut-process. Each of the plural pieces of data has scores indicating element-likenesses for the plural respective elements. For each piece of data, weights are set about links along a first-direction directing from a node s to a node t so that a small weight is given to a link corresponding to an element having a maximum-score in the data. A weight for regulating cutting is set about links along a second-direction opposite to the first-direction and links along a direction in which the order of the respective pieces of data progresses. A graph-cut-process is executed on a graph for which the weights are set to determine links to be cut, and the N labels are allocated to the plural pieces of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Ihara
  • Patent number: 10271823
    Abstract: The present approach relates to extracting a heart cycle signal from ultrasound sequences (e.g., echocardiograms) without complex spatial image processing and without finding or assuming the knowledge of the position of heart reference points. The present heart cycle signal is computed by determining temporal changes in low-resolution versions of the echocardiographic frames, such as temporal information of the heartbeat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Renato Keshet
  • Patent number: 10262208
    Abstract: A method is presented for making an automatic selection of a media file type. The method comprises receiving a sequence of digital images of a scene; performing object classification in at least one of the received digital images to determine the presence and class of an object in the scene. The method also comprises performing motion detection in the received sequence of digital images to determine the presence and salience of motion in the scene. A media file type is automatically selected on the basis of the above analysis, and is selected from a still image and a cinemagraph. In some embodiments, the selection also includes a living image. A media file of the selected type is then created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Gustav Träff
  • Patent number: 10261574
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a real-time detection system based on hybrid background modeling for detecting parked vehicles along the side of a road. The hybrid background model consists of three components: 1) a scene background model, 2) a computed restricted area map, and 3) a dynamic threshold curve for vehicles. By exploiting the motion information of normal activity in the scene, we propose a hybrid background model that determines the location of the road, estimates the roadside and generates the adaptive threshold of the vehicle size. The system triggers a notification when a large vehicle-like foreground object has been stationary for more than a pre-set number of video frames (or time). The present invention is tested on the AVSS 2007 PV dataset. The results are satisfactory compared to other state-of-the-art methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF MACAU
    Inventors: Chi-Man Pun, Cong Lin
  • Patent number: 10258301
    Abstract: Digital subtraction angiography is used to improve the contrast of images of patient vasculature. A non-contrast image is recorded with no contrast medium injected into the patient, and then a succession of contrast images is captured after the injection of a contrast medium. The non-contrast image is successively registered to the contrast images, and then subtracted. This removes background structures, but leaves the vasculature untouched, making blood vessels easier to see. Artifacts can remain when different motion layers are present in the X-ray image (for example, the spine and the lungs). This application discusses a technique to prevent artifacts occurring when different motion layers are present in an X-ray frame or sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Laurence Rouet, Raoul Florent, Patrick Laurent
  • Patent number: 10264376
    Abstract: Example techniques may involve assigning different properties to state variables that control operation of a playback device based on whether or not the playback device is placed upon a device base. An example implementation includes a playback device detecting, via a sensor, whether the playback device is placed onto a device base. If the playback device detects that the playback device is placed onto the device base, the playback device assigns one or more docked properties to the one or more state variables that control operation of the playback device. Otherwise, the playback device assigns one or more portable properties to the one or more state variables that control operation of the playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Rappoport