Patents Examined by Chan S. Park
  • Patent number: 10318848
    Abstract: A method of training for image classification includes labelling a crop from an image including an object of interest. The crop may be labelled with an indication of whether the object of interest is framed, partially framed or not present in the crop. The method may also include assigning a fully framed class to the labelled crop, including the object of interest, if the object of interest is framed. A labelled crop may be assigned a partially framed class if the object of interest is partially framed. A background class may be assigned to a labelled crop if the object of interest is not present in the crop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Hendricus Franciscus Dijkman, David Jonathan Julian
  • Patent number: 10318832
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for authenticating a user using a vein pattern are provided that project a near infrared (NIR) ray toward a skin of the user using a light emitting diode (LED), where the user is adjacent to a terminal including the LED. An image sensor receives a light reflected by the skin, generates a vein pattern of the skin based on an image generated using the received light, and authenticates the user as a registered user of a pre-stored vein pattern when the generated vein pattern matches the pre-stored vein pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungsoon Shin, Namjoon Kim, Joonah Park, Soochul Lim, Jaehyuk Choi, Tae-Sung Jung
  • Patent number: 10311289
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of biological recognition and provides a face recognition method and device and apparatus. The face recognition method includes: recording a face video image and dynamically tracking an eye in the face video image; detecting a blink frequency of the eye during dynamic tracking of the eye; judging whether the blinking frequency is within a preset frequency range; if the blink frequency is within the preset frequency range, determining that the face is a living face; if the blink frequency is not within the preset frequency range, determining that the face is a fake face. In the embodiment of the present disclosure, the real face and the fake face can be accurately distinguished by the blink frequency of the eye. Therefore, the safety of face recognition is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: NANCHANG O-FILM BIO-IDENTIFICATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wensi Sun, Anpeng Bai
  • Patent number: 10296778
    Abstract: A user interface device and method for biometric information processing in a user interface device for biometric collection, quality checking, and matching are disclosed. Embodiments provide a user interface device for capturing biometric information (such as fingerprints) of a subject, determining the quality of the captured biometric information, and comparing the captured biometric information to stored biometric information for possible matches. Comparisons using high quality captured biometric information result in quicker and more accurate verification of identities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard A. Cuti, Michael Kacos, David W. Hammond, Gustavo D. Silva, Gabriel D. Hoffman, Nicholas E. Papanickolas
  • Patent number: 10290135
    Abstract: An image processing method in which a feature amount is analyzed for each of a plurality of images as layout target candidates. First and second image evaluations are performed for an image of the plurality of images, in accordance with first and second (different) evaluation criteria. A main image to be laid out on a main slot in a template is selected from the plurality of images based on the first image evaluation for each of the plurality of images. A sub image is selected to be laid out on a sub slot in the template, which is smaller than the main slot, based on the second image evaluation for each of the plurality of images. The main image is laid out on the main slot in the template, and the sub image is laid out on the sub slot in the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Mizoguchi, Masao Kato, Fumitaka Goto, Hiroyasu Kunieda, Masaaki Obayashi, Maya Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 10289895
    Abstract: A method for determining a distortion of the image of an object formed by a reflection on a reflecting object includes capturing a reflected image of the reflecting object, determining, using the captured reflected image, a three-dimensional (3-D) shape of the surface of the reflecting object, calculating, based on the determined 3-D shape, distortion of the captured reflected image of the reflecting object from different viewing directions and using the calculated distortion from the different viewing directions, determining a three-dimensional (3-D) distortion of the surface of the reflecting object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ISRA SURFACE VISION GMBH
    Inventors: Rolf Kubiak, Christian Ripperda
  • Patent number: 10282848
    Abstract: Provided herein is a control method of an electronic apparatus. The control method of an electronic apparatus includes: generating signal type information using an image data of a signal region portion of a signal lamp in a driving-related image data of a vehicle; and performing a driving-related guide of the vehicle using the generated signal type information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: THINKWARE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Han Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10275652
    Abstract: In an information processing method, the importance degree of each person who appears in a first image group and the importance degree of each person who appears in a second image group, containing the first image group, are determined, and, when selecting the image of the output target from the first image group, in a case in which the importance degree of a candidate image of the output target included in the first image group, which is determined from the appearance count in the first image group, exceeds a first threshold, and, in a case in which the importance degree of the candidate image of the output target, which is determined from the appearance count in the second image group, exceeds a second threshold, the candidate image is selected as the output target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yamamoto, Fumitaka Goto, Hiroyasu Kunieda, Sammy Chan
  • Patent number: 10275640
    Abstract: A device includes an input to sequential data associated to a face; a predictor configured to predict facial parameters; and a corrector configured to correct the predicted facial parameters on the basis of input data, the input data containing geometric measurements and other information. A related method and a related computer program are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Dominik Seuss, Teena Chakkalayil Hassan, Johannes Wollenberg, Andreas Ernst, Jens-Uwe Garbas
  • Patent number: 10269106
    Abstract: There is provided a method for analyzing an image of rod-shaped particles, the method comprising: transforming a spatial domain image of rod-shaped particles having random orientations to a frequency domain image thereof using DFT (discrete Fourier transform); extracting connected components from the frequency domain image using a frequency domain filter, wherein the connected components have a predetermined orientation; and back-transforming the frequency domain image having the extracted connected components to a spatial domain image thereof using IDFT (inverse discrete Fourier transform).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Jaewook Nam, Dongjae Kim
  • Patent number: 10268911
    Abstract: Some implementations provide a computer-implemented method that include accessing image frames from a video sequence; detecting face of a subject in each image frame from the video sequence; detecting facial landmark features in the detected face; determining whether a sufficient number of facial landmark features and image frames have been obtained; in response to determining that a sufficient number of facial landmark features and image frames have been obtained, classifying detected facial landmark features from various detected image frames; quantifying variations of the classified facial landmark features across the detected image frames; correlating the quantified variations to a pre-determined threshold; and in response to determining that the quantified variations meet the pre-determined threshold, determining that the video sequence is from a live session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MorphoTrust USA, LLC
    Inventor: Yecheng Wu
  • Patent number: 10269124
    Abstract: Provided herein is a control method of an electronic apparatus. The control method of an electronic apparatus includes: generating signal type information using an image data of a signal region portion of a signal lamp in a driving-related image data of a vehicle; and performing a driving-related guide of the vehicle using the generated signal type information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: THINKWARE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Han Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10264237
    Abstract: As to N images captured at different focus positions, which are arrayed in order of focus positions, N/2 images are set as feature point extraction images so that at least one of two adjacent images becomes a feature point extraction image; corresponding points corresponding to a feature point, extracted from the feature point extraction image, are searched for from the other images; a correction parameter, with which corresponding positions of the N images are matched, is calculated from a positional relation of the feature point and the corresponding points; and, with an image whose view angle is the smallest among the N images as a reference, the other images are corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keisuke Omori, Kei Tokui
  • Patent number: 10264238
    Abstract: According to an aspect of an embodiment, a method may include obtaining a first digital image via a mapping application. The method may also include obtaining a second digital image via the mapping application. The method may additionally include determining a displacement factor between the first digital image and the second digital image. Further, the method may include generating a third digital image by cropping the second digital image based on the displacement factor, adjusting an aspect ratio of the third digital image, and resizing the third digital image. Moreover, the method may include generating a stereoscopic map image of the setting that includes a first-eye image and a second eye image. The first-eye image may be based on the first digital image and the second-eye image may be based on the third digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BITANIMATE, INC.
    Inventors: Behrooz Maleki, Sarvenaz Sarkhosh
  • Patent number: 10255668
    Abstract: Embodiments can provide a computer implemented method in a data processing system comprising a processor and a memory, the memory comprising instructions that are executed by the processor to cause the processor to implement a system for providing profile photo enhancement, the method comprising receiving, from an online platform, one or more specifications for image acceptance criteria; receiving, through an uploading user, a plurality of images; receiving, through a requesting user, a request to view an image; selecting a particular specification for image acceptance criteria; for each image in the plurality of images: examining, through an image processing toolbox, the image to determine if the image acceptance criteria are met; if all acceptance criteria are met, providing the image to the requesting user; if one or more acceptance criteria are not met, taking one or more actions to process the image, reexamining, through the image processing toolbox, the processed image to determine if the image acceptan
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, John M. Boyer
  • Patent number: 10242242
    Abstract: Disclosed are a semiconductor fingerprint identification sensor and a method for manufacturing the same. The semiconductor fingerprint identification sensor includes: a sensing area, a control area and an interface area; the sensing area, the control area and the interface area are communicated with one another; a fingerprint information sensed in the sensing area is sent to the control area, and is output through the interface area after being processed in the control area; the sensing area includes an insulation layer, an wiring layer, a substrate layer and a protective layer which are stacked in a sequence, the wiring layer is embedded between the insulation layer and the substrate layer, a sensor array is disposed on a side of the substrate layer being in contact with the protective layer, a via hole corresponding to the sensor array is disposed on the substrate layer, the sensor array is electrically connected with a sensing lead circuit of the wiring layer through the via hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianing Lu
  • Patent number: 10210653
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to generate a volume-panorama image are provided. A method of generating a volume-panorama image includes receiving conversion relationships between volume images, one of the received conversion relationships being between a first volume image of the volume images and a second volume image of the volume images, the second volume image including an area that is common to an area of the first volume image, generating an optimized conversion relationship from the one of the received conversion relationships based on the received conversion relationships, and generating the volume-panorama image based on the generated optimized conversion relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ouk Choi, Hwa-sup Lim, Jung-ho Kim, Do-kyoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10169858
    Abstract: A system, device, and method for inspecting the cosmetic and operational features of electronic devices, including computing and telecommunications devices. The cosmetic inspection system includes an image capture unit for capturing the images of the electronic devices, and a user interface for processing the captured images and providing relevant information to the user of the system. Images of the external components such as external casing materials or touch screens of electronic devices are captured and the cosmetic inspection system uses baseline images to make determinations to identify defective components of the electronic devices. Based on these determinations, the system may conclude which, if any, replacement components of the devices are needed to restore the electronic device. In one embodiment, a user of the system may then be provided with information through a user interface about defective components and options for ordering replacement components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FedEx Supply Chain Logistics & Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark Humphrey, Brian Morris
  • Patent number: 10056094
    Abstract: In some example embodiments, a system is provided for real-time analysis of audio signals. First digital audio signals are retrieved from memory. First computed streamed signal information corresponding to each of the first digital audio signals is generated by computing first metrics data for the first digital audio signals, the first computed streamed signal information including the first metrics data. The computed first streamed signal information is stored in the memory. The first computed streamed signal information is transmitted to one or more computing devices. Transmitting the first computed streamed signal information to the one or more computing devices causes the first computed streamed signal information to be displayed at the one or more computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Cogito Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua Feast, Ali Azarbayejani, Skyler Place
  • Patent number: 10026403
    Abstract: Systems and methods for associating audio signals in an environment surrounding a voice-controlled system include receiving by a voice-controlled system through a microphone, an audio signal from a user of a plurality of users within an environment surrounding the microphone. The voice-controlled system determines a source location of the audio signal. The voice-controlled system determines a first user location of a first user and a second user location of a second user. The voice-controlled system then determines that the first user location correlates with the source location such that the source location and the first user location are within a predetermined distance of each other. In response, the voice-controlled system performs at least one security action associated with the first user providing the audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng Tian, Srivathsan Narasimhan