Patents Examined by Dung Hong
  • Patent number: 11002549
    Abstract: Provided is a data processing device including a trajectory calculating unit configured to calculate a trajectory of a mobile body that moves in a measurement section, based on measurement data acquired by the mobile body, a virtual level difference detecting unit configured to detect a virtual level difference occurring in the trajectory, a trajectory smoothing unit configured to smooth the trajectory in a section before and after the virtual level difference according to a magnitude of the virtual level difference, and a point group data generating unit configured to generate synthetic point group data by synthesizing the smoothed trajectory and point group data included in the measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Yasutomi, Tadayuki Ito
  • Patent number: 11005982
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile information terminal that allows a high-performance camera to be directed in any arbitrary direction relative to the terminal body and that allows photographing to be performed in a free position, while allowing for the viewing of a camera viewpoint image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: XLEAP, INC.
    Inventor: Takashi Kinouchi
  • Patent number: 10999699
    Abstract: An object locating method, wherein a server may obtain a correspondence relationship between an object and an object storage device and a correspondence relationship between an object storage device and a prompt device, and after the server receives a request for a sought target object, determining an object storage device corresponding to the target object based on a first correspondence relationship, determining a prompt device corresponding to the object storage device based on a second correspondence relationship, and transmitting a control signal to the prompt device, to control directing the prompt device to output prompt information. With the correspondence relationship between the prompt device and the object storage device reflecting the setup locations of both, after a user confirms a prompt device outputting prompt information, the location of a storage device storing the target object may be determined based on the location of the prompt device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Wanjun Liu
  • Patent number: 10997712
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods obtain a reference image; obtain a test image; globally align the test image to the reference image; select subfields in the test image; align the subfields in the test image with respective areas in the reference image; warp the test image based on the aligning of the subfields; select anchor points in the reference image; select anchor-edge points in the reference image; realign the subfields in the warped test image with respective areas in the reference image based on the anchor points in the reference image and on the anchor-edge points in the reference image; and warp the warped test image based on the realigning of the subfields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Virginia, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiwu Cao, Nikhil Krishnan, Bradley Scott Denney, Hung Khei Huang
  • Patent number: 10986464
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generate metrics quantifying the mobility of a mobile device without persisting information related to the device's specific location at any given time. Specifically, at multiple intervals, a value of a mobility metric is computed based on the distance between the current location of the mobile device and a previously identified origin location of the mobile device. The values of the mobility metric computed over a period of time quantify the overall mobility of the mobile device. The mobility metric does not provide any information regarding the specific location of the mobile device at any given time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Quantcast Corporation
    Inventor: Scott Michael Murff
  • Patent number: 10986471
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose formats for MCData messages and notifications, and methods for coding (encoding and decoding) MCData messages and notifications in a MCData communication system. The method includes generating, by a first UE, an encoded MCData message or notification comprising of signaling payload and data payload content related to one or more MCData user payloads. Further the method includes deriving, by a second UE, the actual MCData messages or notifications by decoding the received encoded MCData messages or notifications. The formats for MCData messages and MCData notifications optimize control headers and allow maximum user data size that can be carried in a single message over signalling, which aids in sending multiple user payloads in a single message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Vijay Sangameshwara, Nishant Gupta, Sapan Pramodkumar Shah, Siva Prasad Gundur, Basavaraj Jayawant Pattan, Suresh Chitturi, Bhargav Madishetty
  • Patent number: 10984274
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for detecting hidden encoding of text strings, such as Internet web-domain addresses or email addresses, using optical character recognition (OCR) techniques. In some embodiments, a first set of digital data having a first string of text character codes are converted into an image. Optical character recognition (OCR) is applied to the image to generate a second set of digital data having a second string of text character codes based on detection of the image. The first string of text character codes are compared to the second string of text character codes to detect the presence or absence of hidden codes in the first set of digital data. In some cases, a smoothing function such as Gaussian blurring is applied to degrade the image prior to the application of OCR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventor: John Luis Sosa-Trustham
  • Patent number: 10979884
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for transmitting warning information. The method includes: generating, by a centralized unit (CU), a warning radio resource control (RRC) message, where the warning RRC message is system information of a public warning system (PWS); and transmitting, by the CU, the warning RRC message to a DU through a public warning request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jiren Han, He Huang, Yin Gao
  • Patent number: 10969237
    Abstract: A method includes capturing images at a device and analyzing the images at the device using a first analysis model to obtain information regarding an observed object that corresponds to a predetermined object. The method also includes determining whether the information regarding the observed object is consistent with stored mapping information, and, in response to determining that the information regarding the observed object is not consistent with the stored mapping information, modifying the stored mapping information based on the observed object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Weiyu Zhang, Xufeng Han, Lukas M. Marti, Ross W. Anderson, Kjell Fredrik Larsson
  • Patent number: 10970577
    Abstract: Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for graphical icon identification within an image or video stream. The systems and methods receive an image including a graphical icon. The systems and methods identify a set of proposed regions of the image, at least one proposed region of the set of proposed regions containing the graphical icon and extract a set of semantic features for each proposed region of the set of proposed regions. Based on the set of semantic features of the set of proposed regions, the systems and methods identify a set of proposed icons corresponding to the graphical icon included in the image and determine a match between the graphical icon and at least one proposed icon of the set of proposed icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Meng Song, Harsh Agrawal, Xiaoyu Wang, Xuan Huang, William Brendel
  • Patent number: 10958314
    Abstract: A wireless cellular base station (BS) transmitter transmits a downlink calibration pilot symbol. A receiver receives from a user equipment (UE) an uplink calibration pilot symbol and an effective downlink channel estimate transmitted by the UE. The effective downlink channel estimate is computed by the UE using the downlink calibration pilot symbol received from the BS. Processing devices compute an effective uplink channel estimate using the uplink calibration pilot symbol received from the UE and compute channel reciprocity calibration coefficients using the effective downlink channel estimate received from the UE and the effective uplink channel estimate computed by the BS. The BS includes multiple antennas, and the BS computes the channel reciprocity calibration coefficients for each antenna. Alternatively, the uplink channel estimate received by the BS is an inverted version of the effective downlink channel estimate, which the processing devices use for channel reciprocity compensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Nikhil U. Kundargi, Karl F. Nieman, Junmo Sung
  • Patent number: 10957066
    Abstract: A system including at least three robots. Each robot including a proximity sensor unit and an imaging device. At least one robot including a processor to perform a method of estimating a pose of a human, the method including obtaining a first pose estimate for the human, the first pose estimate based on proximity sensor information, obtaining a second pose estimate for the human, the second pose estimate based on imaging device information, and generating a refined pose estimate for the human by fusing the first pose estimate with the second pose estimate, where the first pose information provides predictive values and the second pose estimate provides correction values. The method including applying a deep neural network (DNN) human model, and applying a DNN human pose model. A method to generate a refined pose estimation for a human and a non-transitory computer readable medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Huan Tan, Li Zhang, Yakov Polishchuk, Bo Wang
  • Patent number: 10958794
    Abstract: Example charging methods and apparatus are described. One example method includes sending a service resource create request to a charging system by a charging trigger apparatus. The charging trigger apparatus receives a service resource create response sent by the charging system. The service resource create request is used to request the charging system to create a service resource corresponding to a service in a session. The session is used to provide a data connection service to user equipment. The service resource is used to manage requesting for a quota for the service in the session and/or manage reporting of usage information of the service in the session. The service resource create response includes a first resource identifier, and the first resource identifier is used to identify the service resource that corresponds to the service in the session and that is created by the charging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaoqian Chai
  • Patent number: 10959082
    Abstract: A system for dynamic derivation of and sending to a contact group. The system may recognize an emergency situation (natural disaster, stranded, lost cell connection) and send a confirmation that may be sent to different contact groups from a network entity. The system may also recognize anomalous user behaviors and send a message indicating the anomalous user behaviors to different contact groups from the network entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Christopher Volinsky, James Klosowski
  • Patent number: 10949969
    Abstract: A digital imaging system processes digital images of a subject's fundus and/or pupils to determine pupil edge region pixels. Pupil edge region pixels are removed and a glint area is identified and interpolated over. Resulting images can be processed to determine a pixel intensity distribution slope. Using the pixel intensity distribution slope, refractive error determinations can be made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: William Niall Creedon, Eric Joseph Laurin, Richard Allen Mowrey
  • Patent number: 10944786
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to mobile communications technologies, and in particular, to a mobile communication method, apparatus, and device. The method includes receiving, by user equipment (UE), a non-access stratum (NAS) security mode command message from a mobility management entity (MME), where the NAS security mode command message carries first verification matching information used to verify UE capability information received by the MME, determining, by the UE based on the first verification matching information, whether the UE capability information received by the MME is consistent with UE capability information sent by the UE to the MME, and, if the UE capability information received by the MME is consistent with the UE capability information sent by the UE to the MME, sending, by the UE, a NAS security mode complete message to the MME.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jing Chen, Qi Li, Lin Shu
  • Patent number: 10939444
    Abstract: A device may determine a coverage area associated with a base station. The device may determine a handover weight associated with one or more user equipments (UEs) connected to the base station in the coverage area, wherein the handover weight indicates a degree of mobility of the one or more UEs. The device may identify a geographic region associated with the coverage area and may determine information concerning the geographic region that includes information concerning one or more roads in the geographic region. The device may determine a mobility rating associated with the coverage area based on the handover weight or the information concerning the geographic region. The device may select a beam management profile based on the mobility rating and may send the beam management profile to a different device to allow the different device to control the base station according to the beam management profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna K. Bellamkonda, Ahmed Moussa, Jin Yang, Vijay T. Madhav, Daniel J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10938611
    Abstract: Methods and devices for assigning sounding reference signals (SRS) resources to UEs in a wireless communication network are provided. Configuration information is sent to a UE, the configuration information pertaining to a first sequence identifier (ID) to be used by the UE to generate a plurality of SRS sequences to be sent by the UE as at least part of a first SRS. Each SRS sequence of the plurality of SRS sequences is a function of a respective SRS sequence root that is a function of the first sequence ID. The first sequence ID may be a UE-specific sequence ID that is a function of a UE-specific ID associated with the UE, such as a Cell-Radio Network Temporary Identifier (C-RNTI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keyvan Zarifi, Mohammadhadi Baligh, Yicheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10939234
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method, and/or computer program product embodiments for tracking proximities of devices and/or objects. In one embodiment, the system operates by determining whether a plurality of devices of a tethered segment are inside or outside a predefined area. The system also operates by determining that a first device of the plurality of devices is outside of the predefined area based at least partially on the determination of whether the plurality of devices are inside or outside the predefined area. The system further operates by transmitting at least one alert notification to at least one device based at least partially on the determination that the first device is outside the predefined area, wherein the alert notification identifies the first device outside the predefined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Hollinger
  • Patent number: 10904697
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method may include receiving, in a messaging client executing on a first client device, a location request from a second client device; determining whether the second client device is authorized to send the location request to the first client device; starting a timer in response to receiving the location request when the second client device is authorized; and sending a location of the first client device to the second client device when the timer expires. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Benoit Charles Henri Reitz, Menahem Dan Fedida, Felix Leupold