Patents Examined by Dwayne D. Bost
  • Patent number: 10657677
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, systems, and computer program products for remediating a color vision deficiency. Aspects include receiving a time dependent location information for a user. Aspects also include receiving images of a plurality of objects, wherein each of the plurality of objects corresponds to the time dependent location information and, for each of the plurality of objects, identifying an object type and an object color. Aspects also include determining a number of distinguishable colors required to remediate a color vision deficiency and a number of available colors and overlaying one of the plurality of objects with an available color responsive to a determination that the number of distinguishable colors does not exceed the number of available colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuk L. Chan, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Alain Loiseau, Deepti M. Naphade
  • Patent number: 10650551
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a work support system includes an imager, a storage part, and a processor. The imager is configured to image a first transfer object after the first transfer object is transferred into a structural object and arranged inside the structural object. The storage part stores first three-dimensional data. The first three-dimensional data includes three-dimensional data of the structural object and three-dimensional data of the first transfer object. The three-dimensional data of the first transfer object is overlaid at a first position inside the structural object of the three-dimensional data. The processor detects a displacement of the first transfer object of second three-dimensional data with respect to the first transfer object of the first three-dimensional data. The second three-dimensional data is obtained by imaging the first transfer object arranged inside the structural object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Ryo Morinaga, Sei Musha, Otoharu Kuwamura
  • Patent number: 10643604
    Abstract: A method for generating a language model for an organization includes: receiving, by a processor, organization-specific training data; receiving, by the processor, generic training data; computing, by the processor, a plurality of similarities between the generic training data and the organization-specific training data; assigning, by the processor, a plurality of weights to the generic training data in accordance with the computed similarities; combining, by the processor, the generic training data with the organization-specific training data in accordance with the weights to generate customized training data; training, by the processor, a customized language model using the customized training data; and outputting, by the processor, the customized language model, the customized language model being configured to compute the likelihood of phrases in a medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Tamir Tapuhi, Amir Lev-Tov, Avraham Faizakof, Yochai Konig
  • Patent number: 10643349
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a camera and a laser scanner for their sensor fusion is provided whereby the camera records a camera image of a scene and the laser scanner at least partly scans the scene with a scanning beam and records a remission image from the respective angular position of the scanning beam and from the intensity determined at the angular position of the scanning beam remitted from the scene, wherein an offset and/or a relative orientation between the camera and the laser scanner is determined from a comparison of the camera image and the remission image. Distances with respect to the remission image are here also determined by the laser scanner and distances with respect to the camera image are reconstructed; and in that a correspondence search of corresponding features in the camera image and in the remission image is carried out in three-dimensional space for the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SICK AG
    Inventor: Patric Beinschob
  • Patent number: 10628683
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for sharing layers between convolutional neural networks (CNNs). A data processing system may include a first and a second CNN that share a first group of layers. The first CNN may include the first group of layers in series with a second group of layers and be configured such that data for the first CNN is input to the first group of layers. The second CNN may include the first group of layers in series with a third group of layers and be configured such that data for the second CNN is also input to the first group of layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Avigilon Corporation
    Inventors: Moussa Doumbouya, Lu He, Mahesh Saptharishi
  • Patent number: 10628712
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for processing high-precision map data, a storage medium and a device. The method includes: performing at least twice collection on map data along a target trajectory so as to respectively acquire at least twice original map data; recognizing an object in the original map data respectively, and extracting an object feature; matching the object feature in each of the original map data; considering an object with the matched object feature as a reference object; and performing fusion processing on each of the original map data. An object in original map data is recognized and an object feature is extracted, then the object feature in each of the original map data is matched and the object obtained after the matching is considered as a reference object, and the reference object is utilized to perform fusion processing on the original map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Baidu Online Networking Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhaoyan Jiang, Shuwei Guan, Liang Song, Yang Yan
  • Patent number: 10628694
    Abstract: A fingerprint enrolling method, a fingerprint enrolling apparatus, and a terminal device are provided. The method includes the following operations. Whether an image-quality fluctuation amplitude of fingerprint images of a user exceeds a preset image-quality fluctuation threshold or image-quality fluctuation threshold range is determined according to image quality of a current fingerprint image of the user currently acquired and image quality of a historical fingerprint image of the user previously acquired. The current fingerprint image is enrolled into a fingerprint database based on a determination that the image-quality fluctuation amplitude does not exceed the image-quality fluctuation threshold or the image-quality fluctuation threshold range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Lizhong Wang, Haitao Zhou, Kui Jiang, Wei He
  • Patent number: 10614169
    Abstract: Providing unique prompts for script, comprising sequencing, by a processor, at least one script in a design order having at least one prompt, identifying, by the processor, duplicate prompts of the at least one prompt, identifying, by the processor, unique prompts of the at least one prompt, translation tagging, by the processor, the identified unique prompts and replicating, by the processor, the translation tagged unique prompts to the identified duplicate prompts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: WEST CORPORATION
    Inventors: Terry Olson, John B. Bohan, Mark L. Sempek
  • Patent number: 10614320
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for lane detection includes receiving a road image from an image capture device, detecting a first solid line marking and a second solid line marking outside of the first solid line marking in the binary road image. The first solid line marking and the second solid line marking are non-parallel lines. The method includes calculating a first distance between a first point of the first solid line marking and a first point of the second solid line marking. The first points being in a top portion of the binary road image. The method includes calculating a second distance between a second point of the first solid line marking and a second point of the second solid line marking. The second points being in a bottom portion of the binary road image. Further, the method includes determining a merging lane based the first distance and the second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shuowei Yang
  • Patent number: 10595941
    Abstract: A spine measurement system comprises an optical measurement probe, one or more targets, a fluoroscope, and a remote station. A-P and lateral images of the spine are taken using the fluoroscope and provided to the remote station. The remote station includes computer vision that can identify endplates and pedicle screws in the spine. The computer vision in the remote station is further used to identify vertebra and bone landmarks of the spine. The remote station can generate quantitative measurement data such as Cobb angles and axial rotation of the spine from the fluoroscope images that correspond to the spine deformity. The optical measurement probe can send images of the spine with pedicle screw extenders extending from the pedicle screws to the remote station. The remotes station using computer vision can provide spine metrics in real-time by tracking position of the pedicle screw extenders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Orthosensor Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Herrmann, Scott Clegg
  • Patent number: 10600158
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of correcting for a turbulence effect in a video comprising a plurality of frames. The method comprises determining a first background region and a region corresponding to a moving object in a first frame of the plurality of frames using a predetermined background model. A second background region in a second frame of the plurality of frames is then determined using the predetermined background model. A turbulence-corrected background region from the first background region and the second background region is generated and the region corresponding to the moving object and the turbulence-corrected background region is fused to form a turbulence-corrected frame. The method then updates the predetermined background model based on the turbulence-corrected frame and corrects for the turbulence effect in the second frame using the updated predetermined background model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ruimin Pan
  • Patent number: 10600161
    Abstract: An image correction device includes a line segment detection module, a shape specification module and an image correction module. The line segment detection module detects from a captured image obtained by photographing a document a plurality of line segments that correspond to the notation on the surface of the document. The shape specification module specifies shape approximation lines that approximate the surface shape of the document from the plurality of line segments. The image correction module utilizes the shape approximation lines specified by the shape specification module to correct the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10586318
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining data associated with an electronic component. The method also includes conducting a multi-tier inspection process to verify a conformance of the electronic component. Each of the tiers includes a different type of identification test, and at least one of the tiers is configured to provide fuzzy outputs. The method further includes analyzing the data associated with the electronic component using one or more first tests associated with a first of the tiers to determine whether the electronic component conforms to a pre-specified requirement. In addition, the method includes generating an output based on the analysis and determining whether additional testing is required using one or more next-level tests associated with another of the tiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Kristen Stone, Alexandra Cintron-Aponte, Blair Simons
  • Patent number: 10580140
    Abstract: Techniques related to a system, article, and method of real-time image segmentation for image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Gilad Baruch
  • Patent number: 10572759
    Abstract: To quickly specify a region of a character group included in an image, image obtaining means of an image processing device obtains the image data. Expansion means expands and unites a plurality of regions respectively indicating objects included in an image indicated by the image data obtained by the image obtaining means. Character region determining means determines whether all or some of the regions, which are expanded and united by the expansion means, are character regions. Processing performing means performs predetermined processing on a region that is determined by the character region determining means as a character region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Rong Liu
  • Patent number: 10573297
    Abstract: Systems and methods of script identification in audio data obtained from audio data. The audio data is segmented into a plurality of utterances. A script model representative of a script text is obtained. The plurality of utterances are decoded with the script model. A determination is made if the script text occurred in the audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Verint Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Iannone, Ron Wein, Omer Ziv
  • Patent number: 10565719
    Abstract: A first image and a second image of a scene are obtained for use in detecting the location of the floor in the scene. A first of the images is mapped onto a candidate plane that is perpendicular to a gravity vector, thereby creating a texture-mapped plane. The texture-mapped plane is projected into the geometry of the camera utilized to take the second image to create an artificial first image. A comparison is then performed between the first image and the artificial first image to generate a similarity score. Multiple candidate planes are processed in this manner for the first and second images, and the candidate plane generating the highest associated similarity score is chosen as the floor. This process can be repeated for multiple sets of stereo images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Bleyer, Yuri Pekelny, Christopher Stephen Messer
  • Patent number: 10553198
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and non-transitory computer readable storage medium, in one embodiment, interpreting at least one input from a user via a wireless device, receiving at least one user account with the at least one input, deriving at least one representation of user intent, identifying at least one task based on the at least one representation of user intent, contacting at least one service to perform the identified at least one task and synthesizing speech to communicate a result of the contact to the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald M. McCobb, David Stirk
  • Patent number: 10552943
    Abstract: An image synthesizer for a driver assisting system includes a receiving module and a combining module. The driver assisting system includes a first camera configured to capture a first image from a first scene and a second camera configured to capture a second image from a second scene, wherein the first scene and the second scene partly overlap in an overlapping region. The receiving module configured to receive the first image from the first camera and the second image from the second camera. The combining module is configured to combine the first image and the second image in the overlapping region using a binary mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUER NUTZFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventors: Huba Nemeth, Marton Gyori
  • Patent number: 10535126
    Abstract: A color fringe is corrected by detecting a transition region that includes pixels adjacent in a linear direction. A color difference distribution in the transition region is modeled by a logistic function. Pixel color values in the transition region are corrected using the logistic function to maximize a correlation between a correction color and a reference color with respect to the transition region. Color distortion such as color fringes is corrected without corrupting the original colors of the image by modeling the color difference by the logistic function while maximizing the correlation using information of the undistorted region. A calculation cost is reduced by reducing the number of the parameters required to optimize the logistic function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SOGANG UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Rae-Hong Park, Dong-Won Jang