Patents Examined by David F Dunphy
  • Patent number: 11663294
    Abstract: Systems and methods for training a model are described herein. In one example, a system for training the model includes a processor and a memory in communication with the processor having a training module. The training module has instructions that cause the processor to determine a contrastive loss using a self-supervised contrastive loss function, adjust, based on the contrastive loss, model weights a visual backbone that generated feature maps and/or a textual backbone that generated feature vectors. The training module also has instructions that cause the processor to determine a localized loss using a supervised loss function that compares an image-caption attention map with visual identifiers and adjust, based on the localized loss, the model weights the visual backbone and/or the textual backbone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhijian Liu, Simon A. I. Stent, John H. Gideon, Jie Li
  • Patent number: 11662295
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include methods for identifying one or more components of a sample in a flow stream using a dynamic algorithm (e.g., a machine learning algorithm). Methods according to certain embodiments include detecting light from a sample having particles in a flow stream, generating a data signal of parameters of the particles from the detected light, generating an image based on the data signal, comparing the image with one or more image classification parameters and classifying one or more components of the image using a dynamic algorithm that updates the image classification parameters based on the classified components in the image. Systems and integrated circuit devices programmed for practicing the subject methods, such as on a flow cytometer, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventor: Mengxiang Tang
  • Patent number: 11663780
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying and navigating breast tissue is configured for or includes obtaining a plurality of 2D and/or 3D images of a patient's breast; generating a synthesized 2D image of the breast from the obtained images; displaying the synthesized 2D image; receiving a user command, or otherwise detecting through a user interface, a user selection or other indication of an object or region in the synthesized 2D image; and displaying at least a portion of one or more images from the plurality, including a source image and/or most similar representation of the user selected or indicated object or region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Hologic Inc.
    Inventors: Jin-Long Chen, Haili Chui, Nikolaos Gkanatsios, Kevin Kreeger, Julian Marshall, David Mislan, Mark A. Prazer, Xiangwei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11663816
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for classifying an attribute of an image object, including: a first memory configured to store target object images that are indexed; a second memory configured to store target object images that are un-indexed; and an object attribute classification module configured to perform learning on the un-indexed target object images to construct a classifier for classifying a detailed attribute of target object, and finely adjust the classifier on the basis of the indexed target object images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Jeun Woo Lee, Sung Chan Oh
  • Patent number: 11657281
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an activity recognition system for asymmetric (e.g. left- and right-handed) activities that leverages the symmetry intrinsic to most human and animal bodies. Specifically, described is 1) a human activity recognition system that only recognizes handed activities but is inferenced twice, once with input flipped, to identify both left- and right-handed activities and a training method for learning-based implementations of the aforementioned system that flips all training instances (and associated labels) to appear left-handed and in doing so, balances the training dataset between left- and right-handed activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Hinge Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Brown, Andrey Tolstikhin
  • Patent number: 11651606
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for extracting data from a document. An example method generally includes identifying a bounding polygon of the region from an electronic image of the document and extracting data from within the bounding polygon of the region. The method further includes generating revised extracted data based on the extracted data, and combining the revised extracted data with other data extracted from the electronic image of the document to generate input data for a data processing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: INTUIT, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Anthony, Amar J. Mattey, Sricharan Kallur Palli Kumar
  • Patent number: 11636695
    Abstract: A method includes: obtaining a plurality of clinical red blood cell images, dividing red blood cells of different shapes at different positions in each of the red blood cell images into a plurality of submasks, and synthesizing the submasks corresponding to each of the red blood cell images to generate one mask to obtain a plurality of masks corresponding to the red blood cell images; collecting shape data of a plurality of red blood cells from the masks to obtain a training data set, calculating a segmentation boundary of each red blood cell in the training data set, and establishing a red blood cell shape data set based on the segmentation boundary of each red blood cell; collecting distribution data of each red blood cell in the red blood cell shape data set; and synthesizing the red blood cell shape data set into a plurality of red blood cell images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Ping An Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yiwen Wang, Jianzong Wang
  • Patent number: 11624713
    Abstract: A flexible inspection system includes a robot with a plurality of scanners and a robot controller. The robot controller is configured to receive a vehicle inspection protocol (VIP) for a vehicle being assembled on an assembly line. The VIP includes checkpoints to be scanned on the vehicle and the checkpoints correspond to components installed on the vehicle and connections between components installed on the vehicle. The robot controller commands the robot to move the plurality of scanners per the VIP such that the checkpoints are scanned. A characteristic of each checkpoint is recorded and compared to a reference characteristic such that a pass or no-pass determination of each checkpoint is provided. A vehicle inspection report with the pass/no-pass determinations is provided to an operator such that operator inspections and/or repairs of the checkpoints are made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Arboleda, Francis Maslar, Walter Laplante, Paul Christopher Shaw
  • Patent number: 11625930
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to decode receipts based on neural graph architecture. An example apparatus for decoding receipts includes, vertex feature representation circuitry to extract features from optical-character-recognition (OCR) words, polar coordinate circuitry to: calculate polar coordinates of the OCR words based on respective ones of the extracted features, graph neural network circuitry to generate an adjacency matrix based on the extracted features, post-processing circuitry to traverse the adjacency matrix to generate cliques of OCR processed words, and output circuitry to generate lines of text based on the cliques of OCR processed words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Nielsen Consumer LLC
    Inventors: Dayron Rizo Rodriguez, Jose Javier Yebes Torres
  • Patent number: 11615345
    Abstract: A system for optimizing a machine learning model. The machine learning model generates predictions based on at least one input feature vector, each input feature vector having one or more vector values; and an optimization module with a processor and an associated memory, the optimization module being configured to: create at least one slice of the predictions based on at least one vector value, determine at least one optimization metric of the slice that is based on at least a total number of predictions for the vector value, and optimize the machine learning model based on the optimization metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: ARIZE AI, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Lopatecki, Aparna Dhinakaran
  • Patent number: 11615308
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for generating a response to a question received from a user during display or playback of a video segment by utilizing a query-response-neural network. The disclosed systems can extract a query vector from a question corresponding to the video segment using the query-response-neural network. The disclosed systems further generate context vectors representing both visual cues and transcript cues corresponding to the video segment using context encoders or other layers from the query-response-neural network. By utilizing additional layers from the query-response-neural network, the disclosed systems generate (i) a query-context vector based on the query vector and the context vectors, and (ii) candidate-response vectors representing candidate responses to the question from a domain-knowledge base or other source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Wentian Zhao, Seokhwan Kim, Ning Xu, Hailin Jin
  • Patent number: 11610405
    Abstract: A system for monitoring vehicle traffic may include a camera positioned to capture images within a license plate detection zone, the images may represent license plates of vehicles. The system may include an electronic device identification sensor that detects and stores electronic device identifiers of electronic devices located within an electronic device detection zone, and a computing system that detects, using the images, a license plate ID of a vehicle, compare the license plate ID of the vehicle to a database of trusted vehicle license plate IDs, identifies the vehicle as a suspicious vehicle, the identification based at least in part on the comparison of the license plate ID of the vehicle to the database of trusted vehicle license plate IDs, and correlates the license plate ID of the vehicle with at least one of the plurality of stored electronic device identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventor: William Holloway Petrey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11605159
    Abstract: Data is received that includes a feed of images of a plurality of objects passing in front of an inspection camera module forming part of a quality assurance inspection system. A representation is generated for each image using a first machine learning model. One or more second machine learning models are then used to analyze each image using the corresponding representation. The analyses can be provided to a consuming application or process for quality assurance analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Elementary Robotics, Inc.
    Inventor: Dat Do
  • Patent number: 11599367
    Abstract: A system and method to compress application control data, such as weights for a layer of a convolutional neural network, is disclosed. A multi-core system for executing at least one layer of the convolutional neural network includes a storage device storing a compressed weight matrix of a set of weights of the at least one layer of the convolutional network and a decompression matrix. The compressed weight matrix is formed by matrix factorization and quantization of a floating point value of each weight to a floating point format. A decompression module is operable to obtain an approximation of the weight values by decompressing the compressed weight matrix through the decompression matrix. A plurality of cores executes the at least one layer of the convolutional neural network with the approximation of weight values to produce an inference output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Cornami, Inc.
    Inventor: Tianfang Liu
  • Patent number: 11593953
    Abstract: Aligning multiple 3D images of an object can be difficult when the representative datasets (images) are large. An exemplary aspect of this technology teaches a technique to subdivide the images and use the alignments between the subdivided images to determine the alignment between the complete datasets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Nicola Papp, Karl Kilborn
  • Patent number: 11587345
    Abstract: An image identification device includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image, a feature value extraction unit configured to extract a plurality of feature values of the acquired image, a feature map creation unit configured to create a feature map for each of the plurality of feature values, and a multiplication unit configured to multiply each of the feature maps by a weighting factor that is an arbitrary positive value indicating a degree of importance of a feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsuki Osanai
  • Patent number: 11586888
    Abstract: A convolutional neural network includes: convolution layers and a merging layer. At least one convolution layer includes a crossbar circuit having input bars, output bars and weight assignment elements that assign weights to input signals. The crossbar circuit performs a convolution operation in an analog region with respect to input data including the input signal by adding the input signals at each output bar. The input data includes feature maps. The crossbar circuit includes a first crossbar circuit for performing the convolution operation with respect to a part of the feature maps and a second crossbar circuit for performing the convolution operation with respect to another part of feature maps. The merging layer merges convolution operation results of the first and second crossbar circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventor: Irina Kataeva
  • Patent number: 11568171
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for a shuffling-type gradient for training a machine learning model using a stochastic gradient descent (SGD) includes the operations of uniformly randomly distributing data samples or coordinate updates of a training data, and calculating the learning rates for a no-shuffling scheme and a shuffling scheme. A combined operation of the no-shuffling scheme and the shuffling scheme of the training data is performed using a stochastic gradient descent (SGD) algorithm. The combined operation is switched to performing only the shuffling scheme from the no-shuffling scheme based on one or more predetermined criterion; and training the machine learning models with the training data based on the combined no-shuffling scheme and shuffling scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Lam Minh Nguyen, Dzung Tien Phan
  • Patent number: 11562575
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for object detection includes the following steps carried out by computer hardware components: acquiring an image; determining a pixel of the image as a base pixel; determining coordinates of a plurality of sets of target pixels, each set of target pixels including a plurality of pixels in a respective pre-determined relationship to the base pixel; for each of the sets of target pixels, determining information representing values of the pixels in the respective set of target pixels; and determining whether a pre-determined object is shown in the image based on the determined information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Piotr Bogacki, Rafal Dlugosz
  • Patent number: 11562571
    Abstract: A computer, including a processor and a memory, the memory including instructions to be executed by the processor to receive a monocular image and provide the image to a variational autoencoder neural network (VAE), wherein the VAE has been trained in a twin configuration that includes a first encoder-decoder pair that receives as input unlabeled real images and outputs reconstructed real images, and a second encoder-decoder pair that receives as input synthetic images and outputs reconstructed synthetic images and wherein the VAE includes third and fourth decoders that are trained using labeled synthetic images, segmentation ground truth and depth ground truth. The instructions can include further instructions to output from the VAE a segmentation map and a depth map based on inputting the monocular image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Nithin Raghavan, Shubham Shrivastava, Punarjay Chakravarty