Patents Examined by Eric Rush
  • Patent number: 10311562
    Abstract: An imaging system (100) including at least one camera (3), a background element (4) and a pair of mirrors (2a, 2b), where the mirror surfaces of the mirrors in the pair are angled from each other at an angle ?, where the imaging system (100) is intended to receive a sample along a main axis extending between the mirrors. The camera (3) is directed towards the mirror pair (2a, 2b) and the background element (4) includes a surface directed towards the mirror pair, where the background element (4) is formed as a cylinder portion with a cylinder axis deviating from the main axis, and the mirrors are arranged with a respective mirror surface edge to edge with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CGRAIN AB
    Inventor: Jaan Luup
  • Patent number: 10303941
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for identifying location of light sources from airborne aircraft. Light sources are ground based and may be low power lasers and other like devices. An aircraft equipped with a detecting module, such as a camera of a ground maneuver camera system, may defect light source output and associate this output with the relative position of the aircraft to the light source. This information may be analyzed together with aircraft location information (at the time of light source detection) to generate a light source location estimate. In some embodiments, other information, such as transmission from other aircraft and/or ground based nodes can be used. The estimate may be transmitted to a ground based node, such as a law enforcement unit. The data from multiple aircraft and/or ground based nodes may be aggregated to more precisely identify the light source location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Radhakrishna G. Sampigethaya
  • Patent number: 10290092
    Abstract: A system configured to detect defects in an inspection image generated by collecting signals arriving from an article, the system comprising a tangible processor which includes: (i) a distribution acquisition module, configured to acquire a distribution of comparison values, each of the comparison values being indicative of a relationship between a value associated with a pixel of the inspection image and a corresponding reference value; (ii) a fitting module, configured to fit to the distribution an approximation function out of a predefined group of functions; and (iii) a defect detection module, configured to: (a) set a defect detection criterion based on a result of the fitting; and to (b) determine a presence of a defect in the inspection image, based on the defect detection criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL, LTD
    Inventors: Moshe Amzaleg, Nir Ben-David Dodzin
  • Patent number: 10289910
    Abstract: Described is a system for real-time object recognition. During operation, the system extracts convolutional neural network (CNN) feature vectors from an input image. The input image reflects a scene proximate the system, with the feature vector representing an object in the input image. The CNN feature vector is matched against feature vectors stored in a feature dictionary to identify k nearest neighbors for each object class stored in the feature dictionary. The matching results in a probability distribution over object classes stored in the feature dictionary. The probability distribution provides a confidence score that each of the object classes in the feature dictionary are representative of the object in the input image. Based on the confidence scores, the object in the input image is then recognized as being a particular object class when the confidence score for the particular object class exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Yang Chen, Deepak Khosla
  • Patent number: 10290095
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and method. The image processing apparatus includes: a data acquisition device for acquiring image data of a subject including a target bone; and a data processor for acquiring binary image data by performing thresholding based on the image data, segmenting the binary image data into a plurality of segments by labeling, determining one of the plurality of segments as a target image based on image characteristics of the target bone, and measuring a length of the target bone based on the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwang-hee Lee
  • Patent number: 10289929
    Abstract: A method for controlling an object space having an associated object environment includes the steps of, defining a target set of coordinates in the object space, recognizing the presence of a predetermined object in the object space, and determining a coordinate location of the recognized predetermined object in the object space. The method further includes determining the spatial relationship between the recognized predetermined object and the target set of coordinates, comparing the spatial relationship with predetermined spatial relationship criteria, and if the determined spatial relationship criteria falls within the predetermined spatial relationship criteria, modifying the object space environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: VISION-2-VISION, LLC
    Inventor: Don K. Dill
  • Patent number: 10275658
    Abstract: A method of autonomously monitoring a remote site, including the steps of locating a primary detector at a site to be monitored; creating one or more geospatial maps of the site using an overhead image of the site; calibrating the primary detector to the geospatial map using a detector-specific model; detecting an object in motion at the site; tracking the moving object on the geospatial map; and alerting a user to the presence of motion at the site. In addition thermal image data from a infrared cameras, rather than optical/visual image data, is used to create detector-specific models and geospatial maps in substantially the same way that optical cameras and optical image data would be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Pivotal Vision, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Gornick, Craig B. Moksnes
  • Patent number: 10269096
    Abstract: Solid-state ultrasound imaging devices, systems, and methods are provided. Some embodiments of the present disclosure are particularly directed to identifying and removing artifacts in ultrasound data due to side lobes, grating lobes, and/or other effect. In some embodiments, an ultrasound processing system includes an interface operable to receive A-line signal data and a focusing engine operable to perform a focusing process on the received A-line signal data to produce focused A-line signal data. The ultrasound processing system also includes a coherency unit operable to determine a measurement of coherency of the received A-line signal data. The ultrasound processing system further includes an adjustment unit operable to determine an adjustment to the focused A-line signal data based on the measurement of coherency, and a compensation unit operable to apply the adjustment to the focused A-line signal data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: VOLCANO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Andrew Hancock
  • Patent number: 10235605
    Abstract: Image labeling is described, for example, to recognize body organs in a medical image, to label body parts in a depth image of a game player, to label objects in a video of a scene. In various embodiments an automated classifier uses geodesic features of an image, and optionally other types of features, to semantically segment an image. For example, the geodesic features relate to a distance between image elements, the distance taking into account information about image content between the image elements. In some examples the automated classifier is an entangled random decision forest in which data accumulated at earlier tree levels is used to make decisions at later tree levels. In some examples the automated classifier has auto-context by comprising two or more random decision forests. In various examples parallel processing and look up procedures are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Antonio Criminisi, Peter Kontschieder, Pushmeet Kohli, Jamie Daniel Joseph Shotton
  • Patent number: 10216889
    Abstract: A system and method for restricting the number of layout patterns by pattern identification, matching and classification, includes decomposing the pattern windows into a low frequency component and a high frequency component using a wavelet analysis for an integrated circuit layout having a plurality of pattern windows. Using the low frequency component as an approximation, a plurality of moments is computed for each pattern window. The pattern windows are classified using a distance computation for respective moments of the pattern windows by comparing the distance computation to an error value to determine similarities between the pattern windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maria Gabrani, Paul T. Hurley
  • Patent number: 10192312
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for measuring a distance to an object using a device (100) having at least two cameras (104, 106) is described. One or more first images including the object are acquired by a first camera of the device and one or more first reference images are acquired by a second camera of the device, while the device is in a first position. One or more second images including the object and one or more second reference images are acquired by cameras of the device, while the device is in a second position, different from the first position. Based on the first and second reference images, information of the displacement of at least one camera of the device between the first and second positions are determined. The distance from the device to the object is calculated based on the first and second images including the object and the determined information on the displacement of the at least one camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: C3D Augmented Reality Solutions LTD
    Inventors: Ozi Egri, Eyal Zak
  • Patent number: 10183621
    Abstract: A vehicular image processing system and a vehicular image processing apparatus are provided which combine an image from a photographing device for detection of an object forward of a vehicle and an image from a photographing device for parking assistance, thereby enabling detection, in a synthesized image, of an obstacle of which the entirety cannot be captured by each photographing device since the object is located in a region where detection is difficult in the conventional art, for example, the object is located at a short distance from the own-vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Norifumi Hodohara
  • Patent number: 10176373
    Abstract: A method of determining the identity of a subject while the subject is walking or being transported in an essentially straight direction is disclosed, the two dimensional profile of the subject walking or being transported along forming a three dimensional swept volume, without requiring the subject to change direction to avoid any part of the system, comprising acquiring data related to one or more biometrics of the subject with the camera(s), processing the acquired biometrics data, and determining if the acquired biometric data match corresponding biometric data stored in the system, positioning camera(s) and strobed or scanned infrared illuminator(s) above, next to, or below the swept volume. A system for carrying out the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Eyelock LLC
    Inventors: Keith J. Hanna, Hector T. Hoyos
  • Patent number: 10133926
    Abstract: A method of determining the identity of a subject while the subject is walking or being transported in an essentially straight direction is disclosed, the two dimensional profile of the subject walking or being transported along forming a three dimensional swept volume, without requiring the subject to change direction to avoid any part of the system, comprising acquiring data related to one or more biometrics of the subject with the camera(s), processing the acquired biometrics data, and determining if the acquired biometric data match corresponding biometric data stored in the system, positioning camera(s) and strobed or scanned infrared illuminator(s) above, next to, or below the swept volume. A system for carrying out the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Eyelock LLC
    Inventors: Keith J. Hanna, Hector T. Hoyos
  • Patent number: 10116865
    Abstract: A disclosed image processing apparatus detects a motion vector between a first image and a second image based on the correlation between the first image and the second image. When the degree of reliability of the detected motion vector is determined based on an evaluation value regarding the correlation, a difference in amount of bokeh between the first image and the second image is considered to improve accuracy of the degree of reliability of the motion vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomotaka Uekusa, Soichiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10115013
    Abstract: Accurate localization of isolated particles is important in single particle based super-resolution microscopy. It allows the imaging of biological samples with nanometer-scale resolution using a simple fluorescence microscopy setup. Nevertheless, conventional techniques for localizing single particles can take minutes to hours of computation time because they require up to a million localizations to form an image. In contrast, the present particle localization techniques use wavelet-based image decomposition and image segmentation to achieve nanometer-scale resolution in two dimensions within seconds to minutes. This two-dimensional localization can be augmented with localization in a third dimension based on a fit to the imaging system's point-spread function (PSF), which may be asymmetric along the optical axis. For an astigmatic imaging system, the PSF is an ellipse whose eccentricity and orientation varies along the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
    Inventor: Jean-Baptiste Sibarita
  • Patent number: 10115198
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method of detecting at least on feature associated with a blood vessel in at least one image of at least one blood vessel using a matched filter adapted to respond to the at least one feature is provided. The method comprises applying a scale detection filter to selected voxels in the at least one image to determine a scale for the matched filter at each of the selected voxels, determining an orientation for the matched filter at each of the selected voxels, wherein determining the orientation is assisted by using the scale determined at each of the selected voxels, applying the matched filter at each of the selected voxels at the scale and the orientation determined at each of the selected voxels to obtain a filter response at each of the selected voxels, and analyzing the filter response at each of the selected voxels to determine if the respective voxel corresponds to the at least one feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Bio-Tree Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kongbin Kang, Raul A. Brauner, Yanchun Wu, Joao Cruz
  • Patent number: 10096500
    Abstract: The present invention discloses apparatuses and methods for simultaneous viewing and reading top and bottom images from a workpiece. The present ID reader can comprise an enclosure covering a top and bottom section of the workpiece with optical elements to guide the light from the workpiece images to a camera. The optical element can be disposed to receive images from a high angle with respect to the surface of the workpiece. The present ID reader can further comprise a light source assembly to illuminate the image. The light source assembly can utilize a coaxial light path with the images, preferably for bright field illumination. The light source assembly can also utilize a non-coaxial light path, preferably for dark field illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Brooks Automation Germany GmbH
    Inventor: David Barker
  • Patent number: 10096206
    Abstract: System, processes and devices for monitoring betting activities using bet recognition devices and a server. Each bet recognition device has an imaging component for capturing image data for a gaming table surface. The bet recognition device receives calibration data for calibrating the bet recognition device. A server processor coupled to a data store processes the image data received from the bet recognition devices over the network to detect, for each betting area, a number of chips and a final bet value for the chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: ARB LABS INC.
    Inventors: Adrian Bulzacki, Vlad Cazan
  • Patent number: 10074003
    Abstract: This application is directed to dynamic control for data capture. A device may comprise a capture logic module to receive at least one of biometric data from a biometric sensing module, context data from a context sensing module or content data from a content sensing module. The capture logic module may determine if a capture scenario exists based on at least one of the biometric data and context data. The determination may be weighted based on an operational mode. If a capture scenario is determined to exist, the capture logic module may then determine whether to capture data based on at least the content data. Captured data may be stored in a capture database in the device (e.g., along with enhanced metadata based on at least one of the biometric data, the context data or the content data). The device may also comprise a feedback database including feedback data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yan Xu, Maha El Choubassi, Joshua Ratcliff