Patents Examined by Edward Park
  • Patent number: 10977778
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed describing an adaptive approach for image bracket selection and fusion, e.g., to generate low noise and high dynamic range (HDR) images in a wide variety of capturing conditions. An incoming image stream may be obtained from an image capture device, wherein the incoming image stream comprises a variety of differently-exposed captures, e.g., EV0 images, EV? images, EV+ images, long exposure (or synthetic long exposure) images, EV0/EV? image pairs, etc., which are received according to a particular pattern. When a capture request is received, a set of rules and/or a decision tree may be used to evaluate one or more capture conditions associated with the images from the incoming image stream and determine which two or more images to select for a fusion operation. A noise reduction process may optionally be performed on the selected images before (or after) the registration and fusion operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marius Tico, Alok Deshpande, Anita Nariani Schulze, Hao Sun, Jun Hu, Justin Michael Faryabi-Allen, Morten Poulsen, Tak Shing Wong, Wu Cheng
  • Patent number: 10977828
    Abstract: Disclosed are an image calibration method and an image calibration apparatus. The image calibration method is adapted to the image calibration apparatus. The image calibration method includes: step (A): capturing an input image having a calibration pattern, wherein the calibration pattern includes at least one frame and an analysis block, the analysis block is surrounded by the frame, and the analysis block includes a plurality of characteristic patterns separated from each other; step (B): determining whether at least one frame is within the input image; step (C): capturing the analysis block when the at least one frame is within the input image; and step (D): executing one of a displacement calibration, a scaling ratio, a rotation calibration, a keystone calibration or a combination thereof for the input image according to positions of the characteristic patterns within the analysis block to generate an output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi-An Chen, Po-Ching Wu
  • Patent number: 10966790
    Abstract: A processing system comprises a processor and a memory having computer readable instructions stored thereon. The computer readable instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the system to obtain a reference tree of nodes and linkages based on a reference three dimensional volumetric representation of a branched anatomical formation in a reference state. The computer readable instructions also cause the system to obtain a reference three dimensional geometric model based on the reference tree and detect deformation of the branched anatomical formation due to anatomical motion based on measurements from a shape sensor. The computer readable instructions also cause the system to obtain a deformed tree of nodes and linkages based on the detected deformation and create a three dimensional deformation field that represents the detected deformation of the branched anatomical formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Prashant Chopra, Vincent Duindam, Lei Xu, Tao Zhao
  • Patent number: 10964102
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and method for adaptive sub-band based coding of hierarchical transform coefficients of a 3D point cloud, is provided. The electronic apparatus stores the 3D point cloud and generates a plurality of voxels from the 3D point cloud. The electronic apparatus generates a plurality of hierarchical transform coefficients by application of a hierarchical transform scheme on the generated plurality of voxels and classifies the plurality of hierarchical transform coefficients into a plurality of sub-bands of hierarchical transform coefficients. The plurality of hierarchical transform coefficients are classified based on a weight of each of the plurality of hierarchical transform coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arash Vosoughi, Danillo Graziosi
  • Patent number: 10964106
    Abstract: Method and system for dynamically modifying visual rendering of a visual element in a computer generated environment from an interactive computer simulation. Pre-identified distinctive visual characteristics are associated with the visual element. A tangible instrument module is sued to provide one or more commands for controlling a simulated vehicle of the interactive computer simulation. At the interactive computer simulation station, dynamically modifying the one or more pre-identified distinctive visual characteristics of the visual element is performed considering at least a relative directional vector between the simulated vehicle and the visual element in the computer generated environment, the relative directional vector being determined in real-time during execution of the interactive computer simulation prior to rendering the visual element for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CAE Inc.
    Inventor: Sylvain Lasnier
  • Patent number: 10956787
    Abstract: Techniques for performing a prediction task using a multi-modal statistical model configured to receive input data from multiple modalities including input data from a first modality and input data from a second modality different from the first modality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Quantum-Si Incorporated
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Rothberg, Umut Eser, Michael Meyer
  • Patent number: 10949963
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inspection system and more particularly to a system and method for inspection of wet ophthalmic lens, preferably in an automated lens manufacturing line. The inspection system provides for capturing multiple images of an ophthalmic lens using multiple cameras, each with a customized optical unit which may use wavelength filters, and the ophthalmic lens illuminated by multiple lighting modules each configured for a different wavelength, or a different polarization and triggered to strobe the illumination at the same instance or at different instances in the time domain. Suitable filters used in the optical module for each camera ensures appropriate images at different illuminating wavelength, especially when all the illuminations are strobed at the same time. Images captured and inspected by this configuration aids in improvement in method of inspection with enhanced degree of reliability and quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: EMAGE VISION PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Soon Wei Wong, Wen Sen Zhou, Sergey Smorgon, Kundapura Parameshwara Srinivas
  • Patent number: 10943158
    Abstract: A method performed by a mobile terminal may include receiving an image that includes text, translating the text into another language and superimposing and displaying the translated text over the received image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hakan Mats Englund, Simon Lessing
  • Patent number: 10941654
    Abstract: Fluid properties like viscosity, yield strength, and density may be measured by analyzing fluid motion in response to disturbing the surface of the fluid. For example, a method may include disturbing a surface of a fluid in one or more locations, thereby forming a deformation and waves at the surface of the fluid for the one or more locations; imaging and measuring at least one selected from the group consisting of the deformation, the waves, and a combination thereof; and calculating a property of the fluid based on the at least one selected from the group consisting of the deformation, the waves, and a combination thereof, the property selected from the group consisting of viscosity, yield strength, density, and any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale E. Jamison, Li Gao, Michael T. Pelletier, Andreas Ellmauthaler
  • Patent number: 10937159
    Abstract: Embodiments discussed herein relate to accessing a digitized image associated with a patient of tissue demonstrating breast cancer pathology; segmenting a tumor region represented in the digitized image; segmenting collagen fibers represented in the tumor region; computing collagen vectors based on the segmented collagen fibers; generating an orientation co-occurrence matrix based on the collagen vectors; computing a collagen fiber orientation disorder feature based on the co-occurrence matrix; upon determining that the collagen fiber orientation feature exceeds a threshold value: generating a prognosis of the region of tissue as unlikely to experience breast cancer recurrence; upon determining that the collagen fiber orientation feature is less than or equal to the threshold value: generating a prognosis of the region of tissue as likely to experience breast cancer recurrence; classifying the patient as high-risk of recurrence or low-risk of recurrence based, at least in part, on the prognosis; and displayin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Case Western Reserve University
    Inventors: Anant Madabhushi, Haojia Li
  • Patent number: 10937130
    Abstract: Disclosed are an image color enhancement method and a device. The method comprises: obtaining a first saturation of any pixel point in an image; processing the first saturation according to a first saturation conversion function to obtain a slope corresponding to the first saturation; obtaining a second saturation conversion function according to local detail information if the slope is smaller than a first preset threshold; processing the first saturation according to the second saturation conversion function to obtain a second saturation of the pixel point; calculating a target brightness value according to the second saturation; and adjusting an original brightness value to the target brightness value. Thereby, a different saturation enhancement method is adopted for the pixel points which are easy to cause the details in the image lost, so that the image vividness is enhanced, and the detail information is preserved to improve the sharpness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yunna Chen, Yiying Pu, ShenSian Syu
  • Patent number: 10929987
    Abstract: A neural network model receives color data for a sequence of images corresponding to a dynamic scene in three-dimensional (3D) space. Motion of objects in the image sequence results from a combination of a dynamic camera orientation and motion or a change in the shape of an object in the 3D space. The neural network model generates two components that are used to produce a 3D motion field representing the dynamic (non-rigid) part of the scene. The two components are information identifying dynamic and static portions of each image and the camera orientation. The dynamic portions of each image contain motion in the 3D space that is independent of the camera orientation. In other words, the motion in the 3D space (estimated 3D scene flow data) is separated from the motion of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Zhaoyang Lv, Kihwan Kim, Deqing Sun, Alejandro Jose Troccoli, Jan Kautz
  • Patent number: 10921245
    Abstract: Methods and systems for remotely detecting gases and emissions of gases are provided. Data is collected from a scene using a sensor system. The data is initially optionally processed as 1D data to remove noise, and is then assigned a confidence value by processing the 1D data using a neural network. The confidence value is related to a likelihood that an emission has been detected at a particular location. The processed 1D data, including the confidence value, is gridded into 2D space. The 2D data is then processed using a neural network to assign a 2D confidence value. The 2D data can be fused with RGB data to produce a map of emission source locations. The data identifying emissions can also be processed using a neural network to determine and output emission rate data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Mats D. Bennett, Jason Monnin, Jarett Levi Bartholomew, Cynthia Wallace, Lyle Ruppert, Reuben Rohrschneider, Bevan D. Staple, William Tandy
  • Patent number: 10915739
    Abstract: A face recognition method applied to establish authentic or artificial faces before searching for a person match in a database includes establishing a deep network model, obtaining training data and training the deep network model using the training data. An original image of a human face and a depth image corresponding to the original image are obtained, and authenticity or artificiality is determined by preset methods including use of cosine similarity algorithm. Matching an original image determined as authentic against face images pre-stored in an image database and outputting any match, when the original image is the image of a real person. A face recognition device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chin-Wei Yang
  • Patent number: 10909368
    Abstract: In embodiments, obtaining a plurality of image sets associated with a geographical region and a time period, wherein each image set of the plurality of image sets comprises multi-spectral and time series images that depict a respective particular portion of the geographical region during the time period, and predicting one or more crop types growing in each of particular locations within the particular portion of the geographical region associated with an image set of the plurality of image sets. Determining a crop type classification for each of the particular locations based on the predicted one or more crop types for the respective particular locations, and generating a crop indicative image comprising at least one image of the multi-spectral and time series images of the image set overlaid with indications of the crop type classification determined for the respective particular locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Cheng-en Guo, Jie Yang, Elliott Grant
  • Patent number: 10909413
    Abstract: An information-processing apparatus includes: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire information on a predetermined item as image information from an image file; a comparison unit configured to compare the image information with text data relating to the image file; and a notification unit configured to perform a notification in a case where a result of the comparison indicates a mismatch between the image information and the text data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yurie Uno
  • Patent number: 10899007
    Abstract: Systems and methods monitor a workspace for safety purposes using sensors distributed about the workspace. The sensors are registered with respect to each other, and this registration is monitored over time. Occluded space as well as occupied space is identified, and this mapping is frequently updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: VEO ROBOTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Clara Vu, Scott Denenberg, Patrick Sobalvarro, Patrick Barragan, Alberto Moel
  • Patent number: 10888231
    Abstract: An intraoral scanning apparatus has a source of low coherence light. An interferometer directs the low coherence light to a reference path and a sample path and generates image data according to interference from combined light returned along the reference and sample paths. A fixture is optically coupled to the sample path and has a bite portion featured for clamping between the jaws of a patient, a track that defines a curved scan path for scanning, one or more scanners configured to direct the sample path light to and from the teeth, and an actuator and translation apparatus that urges the one or more scanners along the curved scan path. A control logic processor synchronizes light scanning and acquisition from the fixture. A display is in signal communication with the control logic processor for display of acquired scan data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Chuanmao Fan, Victor C. Wong, Yiyi Guan, Jean-Marc Inglese, Edward R. Shellard
  • Patent number: 10888256
    Abstract: A system and method for contactless blood pressure determination. The method includes: receiving a captured image sequence; determining, using a trained hemoglobin concentration (HC) changes machine learning model, bit values from a set of bitplanes in the captured image sequence that represent the HC changes of the subject; determining a blood flow data signal; extracting one or more domain knowledge signals associated with the determination of blood pressure; building a trained blood pressure machine learning model with a blood pressure training set, the blood pressure training set including the blood flow data signal of the one or more predetermined ROIs and the one or more domain knowledge signals; determining, using the blood pressure machine learning model trained with a blood pressure training set, an estimation of blood pressure; and outputting the determination of blood pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: NURALOGIX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kang Lee, Evgueni Kabakov, Phil Levy
  • Patent number: 10888406
    Abstract: A diagnosis device provided with a position data generation unit (224) and a linking unit (226). The position data generation unit (224) generates first position data and second position data using a relative position image showing the relative positions of an upper bow and a bite-fork, an upper-part image showing the positional relationship of the bite-fork and the maxillary dental arch of a patient, and an articulation image showing the positional relationship of the maxillary dental arch and the mandibular dental arch of the patient. The linking unit (226) generates a virtual articulator by positioning three-dimensional models of the patient's maxillary dental arch and mandibular dental arch generated by a model generation unit (223), using the first position data and the second position data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: MEDICOM LLC
    Inventors: Lara Takahashi, Atsushi Takahashi