Patents Examined by Dwayne D. Bost
  • Patent number: 10286682
    Abstract: Systems and methods for printing data on a substrate including a color-changeable material are provided. One system includes a processing circuit and a device including an energy source. At least a portion of a printed publication is printed on the substrate using a commercial printing press based on fixed data. The device including the energy source is configured to add variable data to the substrate. The processing circuit is configured to receive the variable data and to control the energy source to change a color of the color-changeable material based on the variable data to provide at least a portion of the printed publication. The processing circuit is configured to control the energy source to change the color of the color-changeable material in-line with a flow of the substrate through one of a printing line, a finishing line, or a packaging line of the commercial printing press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: QUAD/GRAPHICS, INC.
    Inventors: John Barndt, Robert H. Barton, Jr., Terrill S. Clayton, Monte J. Rose, Paul G. Volz
  • Patent number: 10282860
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for monocular localization in urban environments. The method may generate an image from a camera at a pose. The method may receive a pre-generated map, and determine features from the generated image based on edge detection. The method may predict a pose of the camera based on at least the pre-generated map, and determine features from the predicted camera pose. Further, the method may determine a Chamfer distance based upon the determined features from the image and the predicted camera pose, optimize the determined Chamfer distance based upon odometry information and epipolar geometry. Upon optimization, the method may determine an estimated camera pose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yan Lu, Jiawei Huang, Yi-Ting Chen, Bernd Heisele
  • Patent number: 10282858
    Abstract: A method is for estimating a three-dimensional (3D) representation of a set of two-dimensional (2D) curves of a concept drawing, the estimate of the 3D representation corresponding to a 3D object underlying the concept drawing. The method comprises: obtaining a representation of a set of 2D curves a concept drawing that represent a 3D object underlying the concept drawing; determining an energy function based on the set of 2D curves, the energy function comprising one or more terms, each term reflective of a preference for a 3D representation based on a characteristic of the 2D curves which reflects how concept drawings are commonly perceived to represent 3D objects; and performing an optimization which minimizes the energy function to thereby determine the 3D representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: The University of British Columbia, The Governing Council of the University of Toronto, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique
    Inventors: Alla Sheffer, Karan Singh, Adrien Bousseau, Will Chang, Baoxuan Xu, James McCrae
  • Patent number: 10282825
    Abstract: In the imaging apparatus, the image processor combines the data of the plurality of the images so as to generate data of a still image deeper in depth of field. The image processor performs alignment of two images to be combined. In a case where the alignment achieves success, the image processor combines the data of the two images. In a case where the alignment ends in failure and yet where a difference between focus positions of the two images is smaller than a predetermined value, the image processor does not combine the data of the two images. In a case where the alignment ends in failure and yet where the difference between the focus positions of the two images is not smaller than the predetermined value, the image processor combines the data of the two images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Abe, Hirofumi Ishii
  • Patent number: 10268894
    Abstract: An image flow analyzing method with low datum storage and low datum computation is applied to a related camera device and a related camera system. The image flow analyzing method includes defining a monitoring region on a video image, detecting an input timing and an output timing of an object passing through the monitoring region, utilizing the input timing and the output timing to compute a first average staying amount and a first average staying period of the object within the monitoring region via a specific time length, and utilizing the first average staying amount and the first average staying period to compute a second average staying amount and a second average staying period of the object within a statistics range defined by several specific time lengths in accordance with an external command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chieh Liu, Chih-Yen Lin
  • Patent number: 10255930
    Abstract: A universal device controller is configured to operate as a proxy mechanism for interacting with a plurality of different devices wirelessly coupled to the universal device controller. When a user of the universal device controller verbally expresses a command from a universal command language understood by the device, the universal device controller analyzes the verbal expression of the user and identifies a wireless device capable of executing the associated command. The universal device controller then identifies an API for interacting with the identified device and translates the verbal expression into a device command that the identified device is capable of executing. The universal device controller then issues the device command to the identified device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan Marti, Davide Di Censo, Ajay Juneja
  • Patent number: 10250896
    Abstract: An image compression method based on JPEG-LS is presented. In the method, the M×N pixels in the source image are divided into k groups. M, N, and k are all integers larger than one. Each group corresponds to a plurality of pixels among the M×N pixels. The decorrelation procedure and the context modeling procedure are performed for each of the plurality of pixels in the ith group of the k groups. The compensation look-up table is not refreshed until all pixels in the ith group are performed with the decorrelation procedure and the context modeling procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Heng Que, Deming Gu, Zhou Hong, Yuanfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10245521
    Abstract: A speech remote control device includes a speech input unit, a speech identification unit, a motion setting unit, a transmit unit and a receiving unit. The speech input unit converts a received speech command into a speech signal. The speech identification unit receives the speech signal, and transmits an encoded message. The motion setting unit receives and decodes the encoded message to generate a combination message with a proceeding control command and a turning control command, or comprising a series of sub-combination messages. The transmitting unit receives and transmits the combination message to the receiving unit provided on the remote control car. The remote control car is driven by the receiving unit to automatically change direction or make more than one turn during proceeding. Thus, only one speech command controls the remote control car to simultaneously proceed and make a turn without sending any additional command for changing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Hung-Wang Hsu, Chun-Hsiang Yang
  • Patent number: 10247541
    Abstract: The invention discloses a system and method for estimating a three-dimensional (3D) packaging size of an object. The method has a self calibration function to correct the scale in the measurement environment so as to reduce errors caused by human operations. The system comprises an image capture unit for capturing images of the measurement environment and objects; a scale correction unit for performing the calibration using a reference object of a known size; and an object size estimation unit for detecting the position of an object to be estimated in the image data received from the image capture unit and estimating the 3D size of the object according to the calibrated scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Gorilla Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Sze-Yao Ni, Tom C.-I. Lin, Wen-Hsiung Lin
  • Patent number: 10238308
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for generating an electrophysiological map of a geometric structure. The system includes a computer-based model construction system configured to acquire electrical information at a plurality of diagnostic landmark points, assign a color value, based on the acquired electrical information, to each of the diagnostic landmark points, create a first 3D texture region storing floats for a weighted physiological metric, create a second 3D texture region storing floats for a total weight, for each diagnostic landmark point, additively blend the color value of the diagnostic landmark point into voxels of the first 3D texture region that are within a predetermined distance, normalize the colored voxels using the second 3D texture region to generate a normalized 3D texture map, generate the electrophysiological map from the normalized 3D texture map and a surface of the geometric structure, and display the generated electrophysiological map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Voth, Cable Patrick Thompson
  • Patent number: 10242668
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a language model group identifier configured to identify a language model group based on determined characteristic data of a user, and a language model generator configured to generate a user-based language model by interpolating a general language model for speech recognition based on the identified language model group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Min Young Mun
  • Patent number: 10242664
    Abstract: A system and method adapted to allow a user to be automatically presented with digitally available content related to words spoken or heard by a user. The system and method for processing flagged words in audible communications is operative to analyze the content in an audible communication, as well as stress levels associated with different segments of the conversation, in order to flag key words and/or phrases and associate the flagged words and/or phrases with relevant digital content, which may be provided in the form of web links, advertising offers, and even warnings to the communications to be delivered with the audible communication. Thus, the system and method for processing flagged words in audible communications in operation enables a user to receive actionable information and/or advertisements relevant to a user's conversations or media heard (and/or viewed) in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Garry M. Paxinos, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Kyriakides, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Patent number: 10163005
    Abstract: A mail processing apparatus includes a data retrieving section for retrieving sample data from e-mail and/or a network NW, a signalizing section for converting the sample data form the data retrieving section into n-value, a sample storage section for storing n-value data converted by the signalizing section, a signal processing section for comparing the n-value sample data stored in the sample storage section with an inputted e-mail to judge whether or not the e-mail is spam mail based on the degree of similarity, and a spam storing section for storing the spam mail based on the judgment result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: IMatrix Corp.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Kojima, Atsushi Yokoyama, Tatsuo Suzuki, Shohei Numata
  • Patent number: 8310972
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a wireless mobile communication system for transferring MBMS data from an access gateway to plural wireless base stations and transmitting the MBMS data from the plural wireless base stations to a wireless mobile station at the same time. The system includes a transferring part included in the access gateway for copying the MBMS data in a number corresponding to the number of the plural wireless base stations, adding a header indicative of data transmission time to the MBMS data, and transferring the MBMS data to the plural wireless base stations; a transmitting part included in each the plural wireless base stations for extracting the data transmission time from the header of the transferred MBMS data, deleting the header from the MBMS data, and transmitting the MBMS data to the wireless mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Teruyoshi Watanabe, Kazuo Kawabata
  • Patent number: 8014334
    Abstract: Base stations control the transmission rate that is used by UE (user equipment) to forward them information. A UE periodically forwards a rate request to a base station if the UE needs to have its data transmission rate to the base station increased or decreased, and the base station responds with a rate command. An error can occur in the transmission of the rate command, such that a rate Rnb transmitted by the base station and detected by the UE as Rue may not match. Various schemes are proposed for reducing and correcting such transmission errors. A first scheme involves periodically resetting the transmission rate of the base station and UE with a reference rate. Second to fourth schemes involve periodically comparing the transmission rates of the base station and UE, and replacing the rate of the UE if they differ. A fifth scheme involves a filtering of the feedback command in order to reduce the impact of error propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Jinsock Lee, Kojiro Hamabe
  • Patent number: 8010979
    Abstract: An interactive television program guide is provided. Program guide display elements are arranged and styled using markup language documents. These markup language documents may also indicate and select program guide functions. The program guide interprets the markup language documents and generates the display screens and program guide functionality without user intervention. The program guide may also be updated by supplying new markup language documents that modify display screens and program guide functionality. The markup language documents may be supplied by a main facility or a television distribution facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: United Video Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R Lemmons, Jon C Zaring
  • Patent number: 8010118
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for improving wireless system capacity by reducing collisions where the Signal to Interference Ratio (SIR) is high in systems having a channel reuse of 1. By ordering the channel assignment in each of the interfering cells according to a pattern, for example, according to the distance from a base station (determined by power levels), the mobile stations will become paired on the same channel in a manner to reduce interference between them. In one embodiment, this intelligent assignment is accomplished by assigning mobile stations in one cell such that the mobile station having the strongest signal is assigned channel A while in the interfering cell the mobile station with the weakest signal is assigned to channel A. In another embodiment, certain preferred mobile stations are assigned either interference-free channels or channels paired with weak interference mobile stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Adaptix, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas O. Reudink
  • Patent number: 7986677
    Abstract: A system is provided for performing location update in a wireless mobile communication system that uses an Internet protocol (IP) address and is classified as at least one paging group. A serving base station (BS) sends a message including an identifier of a paging group where the serving BS is located, determines whether there is a change in IP subnet of a mobile station (MS) upon receipt of a location update request from the MS, and upon recognizing a change in IP subnet of the MS, stores information on a new IP subnet and notifies the change in the IP subnet to the MS. Upon detecting a need for location update, the MS sends a request for location update to a serving BS, and receives a location update success notification and an allocated temporary IP address from the serving BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Chi-Hyun Park, Sang-Boh Yun, Jung-Hoon Cheon, Ok-Seon Lee
  • Patent number: 7980876
    Abstract: A system includes an integrated circuit card, a tray configured to receive the integrated circuit card, a connector, and a housing configured to receive the connector. The housing is configured to attach to a mobile communication device, the connector is configured to couple the tray and the integrated circuit card to the mobile communication device, the tray includes one or more one way snaps that are configured to lock the tray and the integrated circuit card to one or more of the connector, the housing, and the mobile communication device, and the tray includes a means for engaging and damaging one or more leads on the connector when attempts are made to disengage the tray and the integrated circuit card from the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Sasken Communication Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Annappa Bombale, Murali Mohan, Sadhu Sharan Prasad, Siddharth Gaikwad
  • Patent number: 7974584
    Abstract: A wireless communication system capable of eliminating interference accompanying uplink transmission at the time of diversity handover, thereby improving the quality of wireless communication. An uplink quality measurer measures an uplink quality representing the quality of uplink data, and a transmission decision unit compares the measured uplink quality with a reference value to determine whether to accept or reject transmission of the uplink data and transmits a transmission acceptance/rejection signal in accordance with the comparison result. A transmission acceptance/rejection signal receiver of a terminal receives the transmission acceptance/rejection signals from a plurality of base stations with which the terminal is connected by diversity handover, and an uplink data transmission controller transmits the uplink data only when it is judged based on the transmission acceptance/rejection signals that there is no base station rejecting the transmission of the uplink data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Yoshiharu Tajima