Patents Examined by Daniel Mariam
  • Patent number: 10130434
    Abstract: A Robotic control system has a wand, which emits multiple narrow beams of light, which fall on a light sensor array, or with a camera, a surface, defining the wand's changing position and attitude which a computer uses to direct relative motion of robotic tools or remote processes, such as those that are controlled by a mouse, but in three dimensions and motion compensation means and means for reducing latency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TITAN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventor: John Unsworth
  • Patent number: 10127648
    Abstract: A pattern inspection apparatus includes a stage to mount thereon a substrate with patterns formed thereon and be able to move two-dimensionally, plural detectors of a two-dimensional scale, whose height positions are mutually different and arranged at positions on the stage different from the substrate position, to perform measurement, the body of the two-dimensional scale arranged fixed to a position facing the plural detectors, a sensor to acquire an optical image of the pattern on the substrate, in a state where the stage with the substrate is moving in one direction on a surface for the two-dimensional movement, a calculation circuitry to calculate an image acquiring position of the optical image by using position information measured by the two-dimensional scale, and a comparison circuitry to compare, using a reference image corresponding to the image acquiring position of the optical image, the optical image with the reference image for each pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Nukada, Nobutaka Kikuiri
  • Patent number: 10127427
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical device including a display configured to display an image; a first transparent cover arranged on the display; a second transparent cover comprising a touch surface operable to be touched by a finger of a user; and a sensor disposed between the first transparent cover and the second transparent cover, the sensor being configured to receive a fingerprint of the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byungkyu Lee, Seokwhan Chung, Daekun Yoon
  • Patent number: 10129545
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and a method for improving the coding efficiency for a quantization parameter are provided. The method includes steps of setting a predicted quantization parameter for a current coding unit by using multiple quantization parameters which are set for multiple surrounding coding units located around the current coding unit which is target of coding processing, and setting a difference quantization parameter indicating a difference value between the quantization parameter which is set for the current coding unit and the predicted quantization parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazushi Sato
  • Patent number: 10127434
    Abstract: Described are techniques for indoor mapping and navigation. A reference mobile device including sensors to capture range, depth and position data and processes such data. The reference mobile device further includes a processor that is configured to process the captured data to generate a 2D or 3D mapping of localization information of the device that is rendered on a display unit, execute an object recognition to identify types of installed devices of interest of interest in a part of the 2D or 3D device mapping, integrate the 3D device mapping in the built environment to objects in the environment through capturing point cloud data along with 2D image or video frame data of the build environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Manjuprakash Rama Rao, Rambabu Chinta, Surajit Borah
  • Patent number: 10127638
    Abstract: An image haze removing apparatus includes at least a transmission coefficient generator, a low pass filter, a particle size parameter estimator, a transmission coefficient divider and a real image estimator. The transmission coefficient generator generates a transmission coefficient based on a captured image. The low pass filter outputs a low frequency image, which includes a low frequency component of the captured image. The particle size parameter estimator estimates a particle size parameter based on the low frequency image. The transmission coefficient divider divides the transmission coefficient based on the particle size parameter to generate first to third divided transmission coefficients, which correspond to red, green and blue data of the captured image, respectively. The real image estimator estimates a real image by applying the first to third divided transmission coefficients to the red, green and blue data of the captured image, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SOGANG UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Rae-Hong Park, Hyeon-Jin Ahn, Dong-Won Jang
  • Patent number: 10115031
    Abstract: Identifying a page with content in a video frame that is part of a video stream of successive video frames includes receiving the video stream, detecting edge segments in the video frame, where each of the edge segments is a candidate for being at least a part of an edge of the page, filtering the edge segments to discard a first subset of the edge segments based on curvature and based on angles between the edge segments and standard axes of the video frame, and identifying the page with content within a portion of a second subset of the edge segments that remain after filtering in response to the portion having geometric closeness to a rectangle. Edge segments having angles that significantly deviate from coordinate angles of the video frame and edge segments with a relatively high curvature may be discarded. A Canny edge detection algorithm may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: EVERNOTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Pashintsev, Boris Gorbatov, Eugene Livshitz
  • Patent number: 10115041
    Abstract: A system for processing a text capture operation is described. The system receives text captured from a rendered document in the text capture operation. The system also receives supplemental information distinct from the captured text. The system determines an action to perform in response to the text capture operation based upon both the captured text and the supplemental information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Dale L. Grover, Clifford A. Kushler, James Q. Stafford-Fraser
  • Patent number: 10115017
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for displaying an image. A method includes acquiring at least one image and at least one tag corresponding to the image; classifying the image into at least one group, based on the tag; and displaying the image corresponding to the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seunghwan Jeong, Daehee Kim, Chang-Sun Lee, Seungbum Lee
  • Patent number: 10115181
    Abstract: A method of assembling a tile map can include assigning each tile in a plurality of tiles to one or more color groups in correspondence with a measure of a color profile of the respective tile: A position of each tile in relation to one or more neighboring tiles can be determined from a position of a silhouette corresponding to each respective tile in relation to one or more neighboring silhouettes within a set containing a plurality of silhouettes. The plurality of tiles can be automatically assembled into a tile map, with a position of each tile in the tile map being determined from the color group to which the respective tile belongs and the determined position of the respective tile in relation to the one or more neighboring tiles. Tangible, non-transitory computer-readable media can include computer executable instructions that, when executed, cause a computing environment to implement disclosed methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ross R. Dexter, Timothy R. Oriol, Clement P. Boissiere, Tyler L. Casella, Norman N. Wang
  • Patent number: 10102417
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mobile terminal, including a terminal body having a case made of a metal, a finger scan unit disposed beneath the case and configured to detect a pressure level of external force and a fingerprint, and a controller configured to decide output intensity of an ultrasonic wave for detecting the fingerprint based on the pressure level, and to control the finger scan unit based on the output intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hongjo Shim, Hyunok Lee, Youngho Sohn, Soseul Jin
  • Patent number: 10102615
    Abstract: Methods and system for detecting hotspots in semiconductor wafer are provided. At least one semiconductor wafer is inspected to detect a plurality of hotspots of each die in the semiconductor wafer, wherein each of the hotspots has defect coordinates in a layout of the die. The hotspots of the dies are stacked in the layout according to the defect coordinates of the hotspots. A common pattern is obtained according to the stacked hotspots corresponding to a location with specific coordinates in the layout. It is determined whether the common pattern is a known pattern having an individual identification (ID) code. A new ID code is assigned to the common pattern when the common pattern is an unknown pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-Hao Cheng, Peng-Ren Chen, Chih-Chiang Tu
  • Patent number: 10094655
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a memory, a communication interface in communication with the memory and configured to communicate via a network, and a processor in communication with the memory and the communication interface. The processor receives facial image data associated with a user of a client device, registers the facial image data, and stores the facial image data and contextual data associated with the user in a database. The processor also receives video stream data from at least one image capture device in communication with the network, analyzes the video stream data and contextual data associated with the video stream data to define analyzed video data and analyzed contextual data, respectively, and defines a confidence level based on comparing the data associated with the video stream data to the data stored in the database. The processor defines a user-specific contextual video stream when the confidence level satisfies a criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: 15 Seconds of Fame, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruslan Sabitov, Alexander Betser, Adam Resnick, Brett Terry Joshpe, E. Michael Huestis
  • Patent number: 10095911
    Abstract: A method, a device, and computer-readable medium are provided for verifying an identity of a user, which pertains to computer technology. In some aspects, the method includes generating a dynamic fingerprint while the user moves a finger along a trajectory of movement in a fingerprint collection area of a fingerprint reader, and comparing the dynamic fingerprint with a referential fingerprint. The method also includes verifying the identity of the user based on the comparison, and generating a report indicating the identity verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ning Hao, Wei Sun, Yizhen Yang
  • Patent number: 10095905
    Abstract: The present application discloses a fingerprint identification device, a driving method thereof, a display panel and a display apparatus. The fingerprint identification device comprises a plurality of fingerprint identification units arranged in a matrix, a signal input line for loading a detection signal and a signal reading line for reading an identification signal which are in one-to-one correspondence with each column of fingerprint identification units. Each fingerprint identification unit comprises a fingerprint identification electrode, a first switch unit and a second switch unit connected to the signal input line respectively. The first switch unit is used for controlling an electrical conduction between the fingerprint identification electrode and the signal input line, the second switch unit is used for controlling an electrical conduction between the fingerprint identification electrode and the signal reading line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Benyin Ye, Zhidong Wang, Xiaomei Huang, Xiaojing Qi
  • Patent number: 10096122
    Abstract: Devices and techniques are generally described for segmentation of object image data from background image data. In some examples, the segmentation of object image data may comprise capturing image data comprising color data and depth data. In some examples, the segmentation of object image data may further include separating the depth data into a plurality of clusters of image data, wherein each cluster is associated with a respective range of depth values. In various examples, the segmentation of object image data may comprise selecting a main cluster of image data as corresponding to an object of interest in the image data. In various other examples, the segmentation of object image data may comprise identifying pixels of the main cluster that correspond to the object of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Abhishek Singh, Visesh Uday Kumar Chari, Lelin Zhang, Qiang Liu, Rohith Mysore Vijaya Kumar, David Ting-Yu Wu
  • Patent number: 10091488
    Abstract: A 3D image sensor including a sensing layer, a grid layer, and microlenses. The sensing layer includes sensing units. The grid layer is disposed on the sensing layer, and includes an opacity material and transparent elements penetrating through the opacity material. The microlenses are disposed on the grid layer. Each of the microlenses is located over two adjacent transparent elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: VISERA TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Chin-Fu Chen
  • Patent number: 10083374
    Abstract: A method for analyzing images to generate a plurality of output features includes receiving input features of the image and performing Fourier transforms on each input feature. Kernels having coefficients of a plurality of trained features are received and on-the-fly Fourier transforms (OTF-FTs) are performed on the coefficients in the kernels. The output of each Fourier transform and each OTF-FT are multiplied together to generate a plurality of products and each of the products are added to produce one sum for each output feature. Two-dimensional inverse Fourier transforms are performed on each sum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Mihir Narendra Mody, Manu Mathew, Chaitanya Satish Ghone
  • Patent number: 10068312
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus which is capable of providing images with enhanced resolution and enhanced sharpness is provided. The image processing apparatus includes an inputter configured to receive an input of image data, an up-scaler configured to up-scale the inputted image data, a region sense unit configured to sense an edge region and a line region within the up-scaled image data by extracting brightness information of the up-scaled image data, an image corrector configured to correct the up-scaled image data in different correction methods for each of the edge region and the line region, and an outputter configured to output the corrected image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-seok Han, Jong-ho Kim, Se-hyeok Park
  • Patent number: 10061969
    Abstract: A fingerprint unlocking method and a terminal include acquiring a first fingerprint image. The number of target feature points of the first fingerprint image is determined. A target adjustment parameter corresponding to the number of target feature points is acquired according to a preset mapping relationship between the number of feature points and adjustment parameters. A second fingerprint image is received according to the target adjustment parameter. A terminal is unlocked when the second fingerprint image matches with a preset fingerprint template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haiping Zhang, Yibao Zhou