Patents Examined by Congvan Tran
  • Patent number: 10979869
    Abstract: Various systems, mediums, and methods herein describe mechanisms that enable client devices to have access to data based on various address configurations. A smart phone system may be configured to receive a request. The smart phone system may also be configured to determine an address based at least on the request received, where the address provides access to data on a website. The smart phone system may also determine the address based on a receipt of the address generated by a server system. The smart phone system may also determine a timestamp associated with a transfer of the address at a geolocation. The smart phone system may also determine one or more time periods from the timestamp associated with the transfer of the address at the geolocation. The address may provide access to the data on the website during the one or more time periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Charles Todasco
  • Patent number: 10965687
    Abstract: An application can specify a location service authorization type to be enforced by a mobile device. After the user authorizes the location service through an authorization dialog, the application can receive location service according to the authorization type. A first authorization type allows the application to receive continuous location updates and location events from a location service on the mobile device only when the application is in use. A second authorization type allows the application to always receive continuous location updates and location events when the application is running in a foreground or background. The text of the authorization dialog can be customized by the application to provide more detail on how the location data will be used by the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Rhee, Adam M. Driscoll, Jeffrey Michael Bartunek, Ronald K. Huang, Erik Neuenschwander, Patrick Coffman, Guy L. Tribble
  • Patent number: 10959045
    Abstract: A method for safely and efficiently requesting transportation services through the use of mobile communications devices capable of geographic location is described. Individual and package transportation may be provided. New customers may be efficiently serviced, and the requester and transportation provider locations may be viewed in real time on the mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LYFT, INC.
    Inventors: Olaf Martin Lubeck, John H. Hall
  • Patent number: 10958369
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. In some cases, due to blind decoding and channel estimation (CE) limits, one or more user equipment (UE) specific search sets may be pruned for blind decoding and/or CE purposes. For instance, after hashing a set of common decoding candidates to control channel elements (CCEs) within the control region, the UE specific search sets may be pruned so as to conform to the blind decode limitation, since a common search space has already occupied a portion of the total blind decode limit. Following pruning, the UE may hash the sets of UE-specific decoding candidates associated with the one or more UE specific search sets to CCEs within the control region. The UE may further prune UE specific search sets, based on CE limits, while reusing CE for overlapping hashed locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Huilin Xu, Heechoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10959041
    Abstract: A method of building a statistical survey of locations of mobile communication devices partitioned by geohashes. The method comprises accessing event data items from a data store, wherein each item of event data is created by a mobile communication device, based on the identities of cell sites associated with the items of event data, creating a plurality of location fixes of the mobile communication devices, wherein each of the created location fixes comprises a location determined based on a location of the identified cell site and a time stamp based on a time stamp of an associated item of event data, analyzing each of the location fixes by determining a first geohash that contains the location fix, determining counts of location fixes in each of a plurality of geohashes, and storing each count associated with a geohash in a data store, wherein each count is indexed by its associated geohash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Robert H. Burcham, Matthew Habiger, Adam C. Pickett
  • Patent number: 10952019
    Abstract: A method for safely and efficiently requesting transportation services through the use of mobile communications devices capable of geographic location is described. Individual and package transportation may be provided. New customers may be efficiently serviced, and the requester and transportation provider locations may be viewed in real time on the mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: LYFT, INC.
    Inventors: Olaf Martin Lubeck, John H. Hall
  • Patent number: 10950001
    Abstract: A computer acquires a captured image obtained by capturing an image of an object existing in a space and an image capturing position where the image was captured. Then, the computer determines a virtual-image capturing position, a virtually captured image, obtained when an image of a model generated based on structure data of the object is captured from the virtual-image capturing position, satisfying a specified correspondence relationship with the captured image having been obtained; and determines a position in the space with which the model is associated, based on the acquired image capturing position and positional relationship between the model and the virtual-image capturing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Takuya Kozaki
  • Patent number: 10937207
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical image diagnostic apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry sets a viewpoint and an observation direction relative to medical image data. The processing circuitry searches for a region that satisfies a predetermined requirement from a search initiation surface set at a predetermined position farther away from the viewpoint in comparison with a non-display region in the medical image data in a direction toward the viewpoint, and calculates a drawing initiation surface based on a result of the search. The processing circuitry executes drawing processing from the drawing initiation surface in the observation direction, and generates display image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Masaki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10929720
    Abstract: An image processing method, an image processing apparatus, and a computer storage medium are disclosed. The image processing method includes: acquiring a first still image; acquiring a first moving image comprising a plurality of image frames; performing segmentation on the first still image to obtain a first feature region in the first still image; acquiring a binary mask image of the first feature region; and performing image fusion on the first still image and the plurality of image frames based on the binary mask image to obtain a second moving image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Guannan Chen
  • Patent number: 10902629
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a processor that realizes: a dictionary data acquisition function that acquires dictionary data related to an object; an image acquisition function that acquires a first image of the object; a first angle estimation function that estimates an angle of the object in the first image on the basis of the first image and the dictionary data; a second angle estimation function that re-estimates an angle of the object in the first image after a physical operation related to the object; and a dictionary data update function that updates the dictionary data in response to a result of estimation by the first angle estimation function and a result of re-estimation by the second angle estimation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Norio Nagatsuka, Takeshi Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10902601
    Abstract: Given a standard-dynamic range (SDR) video input, techniques for generating and compressing composer metadata describing inverse luma and chroma reshaping functions are described. Given the SDR input, the composer metadata allow a decoder to generate a corresponding output in high-dynamic range. Three techniques are proposed: a static, sequence-based, architecture, a two-stage, scene-based, distributed solution with a centralized post-processing method, and a single-stage distributed solution using overlapped segments. Techniques to reduce the amount of transmitted composer metadata are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Neeraj J. Gadgil, Yee Jin Lee, Qian Chen, Guan-Ming Su
  • Patent number: 10902271
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for recognizing a raised object on the basis of images in an environmental region of a motor vehicle, comprising: capturing a first image from a first camera and a second image from a second camera, transforming the first and second images into a common reference system, forming gradients over pixel values of pixels along gradient lines in the transformed first and second images, summing gradients along parallel summation lines to form a gradient sum, determining a first pair of the maxima of the gradient sum in the transformed first image and a second pair of the maxima of the gradient sum in the transformed second image, recognizing the raised object, if at least one distance between the maxima of the first pair in the transformed first image deviates from a distance of the maxima of the corresponding second pair in the transformed second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: Connaught Electronics Ltd., Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Pantelis Ermilios, Jonathan Horgan, Ciaran Hughes, Guenter Bauer
  • Patent number: 10896487
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method of reducing noise of an image. The apparatus for reducing noise of an image includes: a motion detector configured to detect a motion from a current image; a weight setting unit configured to set a weight of the current image based on the motion and a weight of a previous image; and a noise reduction unit configured to apply the weight of the current image to the current image to reduce temporal noise of the current image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO.. LTD.
    Inventor: Eun Cheol Choi
  • Patent number: 10891750
    Abstract: A projection control device according to the invention includes a projection module configured to project a correcting image in which a marker including a first polygon and a second polygon disposed inside the first polygon is provided in a predetermined position in such a manner as to be picked up by an image pickup device, and at least one of sides of the first polygon is not parallel to sides of the second polygon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10887763
    Abstract: A privacy protection module applied to an electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a camera module which has a circuit board and a lens. The lens is connected to the circuit board. The privacy protection module includes a case, a hole, a shutter and an actuator. The case covers the camera module. The hole is located on the case and aligned with the lens. The actuator is located on the case and electrically connected to the circuit board; the actuator moves along a first direction or a second direction when the actuator is driven by electronic power. The shutter is next to the hole and connected to the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: San-Pen Yang, Cheng-Hun Yang
  • Patent number: 10880455
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to circuitry for pixel conversion of images for display. A circuit converts input pixel values of an image using a color conversion function. A lookup table memory circuit stores a mapping of color converted values and input pixel values where the mapping represents the color conversion function. The circuit produces a color converted value from the lookup table as a color converted version of a first input pixel value responsive to the first input pixel value being within a first range. The circuit may also produce a color converted version of a second input pixel value by interpolating a subset of the color converted values received from the lookup table responsive to the second input pixel being within a second input range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chihsin Wu, David R. Pope
  • Patent number: 10872403
    Abstract: A method of predicting virtual metrology data for a wafer lot that includes receiving first image data from an imager system, the first image data relating to at least one first wafer lot, receiving measured metrology data from metrology equipment relating to the at least one first wafer lot, applying one or more machine learning techniques to the first image data and the measured metrology data to generate at least one predictive model for predicting at least one of virtual metrology data or virtual cell metrics data of wafer lots, and utilizing the at least one generated predictive model to generate at least one of first virtual metrology data or first virtual cell metrics data for the first wafer lot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Amitava Majumdar, Qianlan Liu, Pradeep Ramachandran, Shawn D. Lyonsmith, Steve K. McCandless, Ted L. Taylor, Ahmed N. Noemaun, Gordon A. Haller
  • Patent number: 10867204
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method detects a first set of frames in a video that include lines of text, the detecting performed at a frame level on each individual frame. A first representation is generated from the first set of frames and a second representation is generated from the first set of frames. The method filters the first representation based on a number of lines of text within a space in the space dimension to select a second set of frames and filters the second representation based on a number of frames within time intervals in the time dimension to select a third set of frames. Frames in both the second set of frames and the third set of frames are analyzed to determine whether the lines of text in both the second set of frames and the third set of frames are burned-in subtitles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HULU, LLC
    Inventors: Yaqi Wang, Xiaohui Xie, Yunsheng Jiang
  • Patent number: 10867200
    Abstract: A method for biometrically recognizing individuals, comprising the following steps: performing at least two biometric recognitions based on separate sets of biometric characteristics detected on an individual during at least one first and one second detection operations; detecting a third set of biometric characteristics during the first detection and a fourth set of biometric characteristics during the second detection; verifying that the third set of biometric characteristics matches the fourth set of biometric characteristics. A corresponding enrolment method and a device to implement these methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Idemia Identity & Security France
    Inventors: Fran├žois Rieul, Lauriane Couturier, Marie Jarlegan, Pierre Chastel
  • Patent number: 10866635
    Abstract: A method of training a gaze estimation model includes displaying a target image at a known location on a display in front of a subject and receiving images captured from a plurality of image sensors surrounding the subject, wherein each image sensor has a known location relative to the display. The method includes determining a reference gaze vector for one or more eyes of the subject based on the images and the known location of the target image and then determining, with the model, a gaze direction vector of each of the one or more eyes of the subject from data captured by an eye-tracker. The method further includes determining, with the model, an uncertainty in measurement of the gaze direction vector and an error between the reference gaze vector and the gaze direction vector and providing feedback based on at least one of the uncertainty and the error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventor: Simon A. I. Stent