Patents Examined by Colin LaRose
  • Patent number: 7480404
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for use in positioning an article, from a group of similar articles, with respect to a processing tool to be applied to the article while the article is located on a stage. A first one of the articles is located on the stage at a predetermined registration of the first article with the stage corresponding to a certain angular orientation of the first article relative to the processing tool. An image of at least a part of the first article is acquired to determine, by image processing, the relative position of at least one site of interest on the first article with respect to the processing tool, thereby enabling to bring said at least one site of interest to the processing position. Data indicative of the relative position of said at least one site of interest of the first article is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Novo Measuring Instruments Ltd.
    Inventor: Yan Zagatsky
  • Patent number: 7474763
    Abstract: A system and method for lifting an enhanced image of a delivery item using a first low-resolution color scanner to lift a first image of the delivery item, analyzing the first image with a processor to determine a color of the delivery item, using the color information to adjust the spectrum of an illuminating device, lifting a second image of the delivery item illuminated with the adjusted spectrum, and lifting a second image of the delivery item using a high-resolution grayscale scanner, the second image having enhanced contrast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: The United States Postal Service
    Inventor: George R. Laws
  • Patent number: 7460732
    Abstract: A method for recognizing an object in an image is disclosed wherein a fractal map of the image is generated by estimating the fractal dimension of each pixel in the image. The fractal map may be segmented by thresholding and locations of candidate objects are determined. The pixel value of the image pixel corresponding to the same location where the candidate object is found in the fractal map may be compared to a threshold value. If the pixel value is greater than the threshold value, the candidate object is recognized as a valid object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Ikonisys, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel Recht
  • Patent number: 7457431
    Abstract: A method including identifying at least two subsets of pixels within a block of an image; forming a plurality of pixel groups from the at least two subsets of pixels, each pixel group having at least one pixel from a first of the at least two subsets and at least one pixel from a second of the at least two subsets; producing a plurality of difference values, each pixel group providing one of said difference values, each difference value being based on differences between pixel values of pixels within one of the pixel groups; and modifying pixel values of pixels in less than all of the at least two subsets, thereby embedding a bit value into the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Yun-Qing Shi, Zhicheng Ni, Nirwan Ansari
  • Patent number: 7454056
    Abstract: A CPU 200 acquires image data of a photographed image, determines a specific subject area containing a specific subject in the photographed image, and calculates a specific subject characteristic value for representing a characteristic of image data corresponding to the determined specific subject area. CPU200 calculates a correction value for color balance correction using the calculated specific subject characteristic value and a preset characteristic target value, and executes the color balance correction on the image data using the calculated correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Ikuo Hayaishi
  • Patent number: 7447334
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a motion recognition system for distinguishing motion between two different entity forms, such as distinguishing human motion from animal motion. The motion recognition system comprises a moving object detection component, a motion feature extraction component, and a motion feature classification component. The moving object detection component is configured to detect an object within a video sequence and generate a moving object signal. The motion feature extraction component is configured to receive the moving object signal and to extract features representing the detected object within the object signal. The motion feature classification component is configured to classify the features extracted from the detected object as either human motion or animal motion, thereby generating an identification signal. Through detecting, extracting and classifying the objection, a user can determine if the object is a human or an animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Qin Jiang, Cynthia E. Daniell
  • Patent number: 7447372
    Abstract: Presented herein are system(s), method(s), and apparatus for decoding exponential Golomb codes. In one embodiment, there is presented a system for decoding codes having lengths (L) and information bits. The system comprises a circuit and a multiplexer. The circuit provides the information bits of the codes. The multiplexer provides values for the codes, the values for the codes being a function of 2trunc(L/2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Chhavi Kishore, Jagannath Sathyanarayana Shastry
  • Patent number: 7440621
    Abstract: An attractive facial image determining system, including a first detecting section for detecting lateral angle points of both eyes in a facial image; a second detecting section for detecting oral angle points; a constructing section for constructing a rectangle which is formed of a line segment made by a side that passes through the lateral angle points of both eyes detected by the first detecting section, and an opposed line segment that passes through both oral angle points detected by the second detecting section; and a determining section which obtains a ratio of a long side and a short side of the rectangle obtained via the constructing section, and determines whether the ratio is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeyoshi Iguchi, Toru Sugahara, Tsugutake Sadoyama, Masayoshi Kamijo, Yoshio Shimizu
  • Patent number: 7436993
    Abstract: In a defect detection apparatus, images of first to third inspection areas on a substrate are picked up to acquire first to third images. A positional difference acquisition part (51) acquires a first difference vector between the first image and the second image and a second difference vector between the second image and the third image. A differential image generation part (52) generates a first differential image between the first image and the second image while adjusting a position of the first image to the second image on the basis of the first difference vector and a second differential image between the second image and the third image while adjusting a position of the second image to the third image on the basis of the second difference vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Onishi, Yasushi Sasa
  • Patent number: RE45653
    Abstract: The invention discloses a method for a cellular communications system, in which traffic is sent in frames, each frame comprising a first number of subframes, with a second number of said subframes being available for at least either uplink or downlink traffic. At least one of said second number of subframes is made to comprise at least three parts, as follows: One part which is utilized for uplink traffic, One part which is utilized for downlink traffic, One part which is utilized as a guard period, with said guard period part being scheduled between the uplink and the downlink parts. The duration of at least two of said three parts may be varied to fit the current system need.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: David Astely, Stefan Parkvall, Per Johan Anders Nystrom
  • Patent number: RE45798
    Abstract: Circuits and methods for converting a signal from analog to digital. A random number generator provides a random number to a memory. The memory is preconfigured to include codes of predetermined digital to analog (DAC) configurations that provide the maximum amount of DAC gradient suppression. At least one Flash reference generation DAC (FRGD) has an input coupled to the memory unit and an output providing a reference voltage level for its respective Flash comparator. The Flash comparators compare the analog input signal to their respective reference voltage and provide a digital output signal based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: David M. Thomas, Alfio Zanchi
  • Patent number: RE45996
    Abstract: A method for configuring system information, a method for transmitting system information, and a method for transmitting resource ratio information are disclosed. A method for receiving system information elements includes receiving a find message including a fixed-size system information element from a base station, and receiving a second message including an variable-size system information element from the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Young Soo Yuk, Jeong Ki Kim, Ki Seon Ryu, Yong Ho Kim
  • Patent number: RE46015
    Abstract: A digital television receiving system includes a frame encoder, a data randomizing and expanding unit, a group formatter, a block processor, a deinterleaver, and a multiplexer. The frame encoder encodes an enhanced data frame for error correction. The data randomizing and expanding unit randomizes the encoded enhanced data and expands the randomized enhanced data. The group formatter forms a group of enhanced data having head, body, and tail regions and inserts the expanded data and transmission parameters into the body region. The block processor codes the group of enhanced data, and the deinterleaver deinterleaves the coded enhanced data. The packet formatter formats the deinterleaved enhanced data into enhanced data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Won Gyu Song, In Hwan Choi, Kook Yeon Kwak, Byoung Gill Kim, Jin Woo Kim, Hyoung Gon Lee, Jong Moon Kim
  • Patent number: RE46175
    Abstract: A DTV transmitting system includes a pre-processor, a block processor, and a trellis encoder. The pre-processor pre-processes enhanced data by expanding the enhanced data at an expansion rate of 1/H. The block processor includes a first converter, a symbol encoder, a symbol interleaver, and a second converter. The first converter converts the expanded data into symbols. The symbol encoder encodes each valid enhanced data bit in the symbol at an effective coding rate of 1/H. The symbol interleaver interleaves the encoded symbols, and the second converter converts the interleaved symbols into enhanced data bytes. The trellis encoder trellis-encodes the enhanced data outputted from the block processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Woo Kim, In Hwan Choi, Hyoung Gon Lee
  • Patent number: RE46288
    Abstract: A digital television receiving system includes a first known data detector, a second known data detector, and a selector. The first known data detector detects a location of a first known data sequence in a broadcast signal by calculating a first correlation value between the broadcast signal and a first reference known data sequence. Similarly, the second known data detector detects a location of a second known data sequence in the broadcast signal by calculating a second correlation value between the broadcast signal and a second reference known data sequence. The selector selects the location information detected by one of the first and second known data detectors with a greater correlation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: In Hwan Choi, Kook Yeon Kwak, Byoung Gill Kim, Jin Woo Kim, Hyoung Gon Lee, Jong Moon Kim, Won Gyu Song
  • Patent number: RE46499
    Abstract: A self-powered switching device using a prestressed flextensional electroactive member generates a signal for activation of a latching relay. The electroactive member has a piezoelectric element with a convex and a concave face that may be compressed to generate an electrical pulse. The flextensional electroactive member and associated signal generation circuitry can be hardwired directly to the latching relay or may be coupled to a transmitter for sending an RF signal to a receiver which actuates the latching relay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Face International Corporation
    Inventors: Bradbury R. Face, Clark D. Boyd, Glenn F. Rogers, Jr., Gregory P. Thomas
  • Patent number: RE46891
    Abstract: A digital broadcast transmitting/receiving system and a method for processing data are disclosed. The method for processing data may enhance the receiving performance of the receiving system by performing additional coding and multiplexing processes on the traffic information data and transmitting the processed data. Thus, robustness is provided to the traffic information data, thereby enabling the data to respond strongly against the channel environment which is always under constant and vast change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Young In Kim, Ho Taek Hong, In Hwan Choi, Kook Yeon Kwak, Hyoung Gon Lee, Byoung Gill Kim, Jin Woo Kim, Won Gyu Song, Jong Moon Kim
  • Patent number: RE46947
    Abstract: A security method for an attached computer module in a computer system. The security method reads a security identification number in an attached computer module and compares it to a security identification number in a console, which houses the attached computer module. Based upon a relationship between these numbers, a security status is selected. The security status determines the security level of operating the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Acqis LLC
    Inventor: William W. Y. Chu
  • Patent number: RE47054
    Abstract: A multiplexed packetized data stream carrying real-time multimedia programs is received at a first hardware demultiplexer. Based on a user input, a video and timing portion of a program associated with the multiplexed packetized data stream can be stored for subsequent display. One type of subsequent display is time shifted display, where the stored portion of the program is played back while new portions of the program are being stored. During time shifted play back, a second hardware demultiplexer can be used, so that one demultiplexer stores new data and maintains a current clock value while the other decodes and displays the stored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventor: Branko Kovacevic
  • Patent number: RE47294
    Abstract: A digital broadcast transmitting/receiving system and a method for processing data are disclosed. The method for processing data may enhance the receiving performance of the receiving system by performing additional coding and multiplexing processes on the traffic information data and transmitting the processed data. Thus, robustness is provided to the traffic information data, thereby enabling the data to respond strongly against the channel environment which is always under constant and vast change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Young In Kim, Ho Taek Hong, In Hwan Choi, Kook Yeon Kwak, Hyoung Gon Lee, Byoung Gill Kim, Jin Woo Kim, Won Gyu Song, Jong Moon Kim