Patents Examined by Hadi Akhavannik
  • Patent number: 11410327
    Abstract: A position determination apparatus for determining, from a first image that is an image including at least a desired first subject, a position of the desired first subject, includes: a feature amount acquisition unit that acquires a first feature amount representing a predetermined feature of the first image; an estimation unit in which a second feature amount representing the predetermined feature obtained from a second image including a second subject is associated with a selected feature map that is a feature map corresponding to the second subject among a plurality of feature maps that are a set of feature maps that are maps representing features of the second image; an estimated first feature map that is estimated by the estimation unit to be associated with the first feature amount: and a position determination unit that determines the position of the desired first subject using the estimated first feature map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Suzuki, Takehito Miyazawa, Motohiro Takagi, Kazuya Hayase, Tokinobu Mitasaki, Atsushi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11410277
    Abstract: A method and device for blurring an image background, a storage medium, and an electronic apparatus. The method for blurring an image background comprises: using a preset classification model to divide an image to be processed into a foreground region and a background region (201); detecting a contour edge of a photographic subject in the foreground region obtained from the division (S202); and performing blurring on a background of the image according to the contour edge of the photographic subject (S203).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Yan Chen, Yaoyong Liu
  • Patent number: 11409986
    Abstract: An example apparatus for processing images includes a trainable vision scaler to receive an image. The trainable vision scaler is to generate output including a feature map or an enhanced image based on the image. The trainable vision scaler is to transmit the output to a computer vision network. The computer vision network is trained to perform a computer vision task using the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chaitanya R. Gandra, Chyuan-Tyng Wu, Gilad Michael, Liron Ain-Kedem, Leo Isikdogan
  • Patent number: 11398026
    Abstract: Systems and methods for synthetic medical image generation in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. One embodiment includes a synthetic medical image generation system, including a processor, and a memory containing an image synthesis application, where the image synthesis application directs the processor to obtain source image data generated by at least one medical imaging device, where the source image data describes a functional medical image taken of a patient administered with a first imaging agent, and synthesize a predicted medical image of the patient that depicts the patient as if they were administered with a second imaging agent, wherein the first imaging agent and the second imaging agent are different imaging agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Sarah M. Hooper, Mirwais Wardak, Sanjiv S. Gambhir
  • Patent number: 11398039
    Abstract: Scrambling a point cloud (PC), including: receiving the PC in polar coordinates, wherein each point of the PC includes an index; scrambling each point of the PC by translating each point along a radial axis of the polar coordinates by adding a pseudo-random number (PRN) to each point, wherein the PRN is generated using the index and a secret key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Diehl
  • Patent number: 11393106
    Abstract: A method for counting a number of moving objects that cross at least one predefined curve in a scene comprises making detections of positions of one or more moving objects in the scene, tracking the positions of the moving objects over time based on the detections to produce one or more corresponding tracks, wherein each track is described by a time dependent probability density function, calculating, for each moving object, a success probability pi that the moving object succeeded to cross the at least one predefined curve in the scene, wherein the success probability is calculated by using the time dependent probability density function describing the track of the moving object, and calculating an expected value and a variance of a number of moving objects that crossed the at least one predefined curve by summing success probabilities pi and summing products pi(1?pi) of success and corresponding failure probabilities, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Daniel Falk, Filip Jardby
  • Patent number: 11386281
    Abstract: Signal detection and recognition employees coordinated illumination and capture of images under to facilitate extraction of a signal of interest. Pulsed illumination of different colors facilitates extraction of signals from color channels, as well as improved signal to noise ratio by combining signals of different color channels. The successive pulsing of different color illumination appears white to the user, yet facilitates signal detection, even for lower cost monochrome sensors, as in barcode scanning and other automatic identification equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob L. Boles, Alastair M. Reed, John D. Lord
  • Patent number: 11386992
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for displaying a fused reconstructed image with a multidimensional image are disclosed. An example imaging system receives a selection corresponding to a portion of a displayed multidimensional visualization of a surgical site. At the selected portion of the multidimensional visualization, the imaging system displays a portion of a three-dimensional image which corresponds to the selected multidimensional visualization such that the displayed portion of the at least one of the three-dimensional image or model is fused with the displayed multidimensional visualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Ashok Burton Tripathi, George Charles Polchin, Yen Ting Ng
  • Patent number: 11379974
    Abstract: An electrophoretic separation data analyzing apparatus includes an analysis target peak identifying part configured to require a user to input analysis target peak information on analysis target peaks to be added to an analysis target in separation data obtained by electrophoretic separation, and to identify at least one of the analysis target peaks based on the analysis target peak information, a peak-of-interest identifying part configured to require the user to input peak-of-interest information on a peak of interest among the analysis target peaks, and identify the peak of interest based on the peak-of-interest information, and an abundance ratio calculating part configured to determine an abundance ratio of the peak of interest among all of the analysis target peaks based on a total value of peak areas of the analysis target peaks and a peak area value of the peak of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidesato Kumagai, Akira Harada, Kota Ogino
  • Patent number: 11379690
    Abstract: A method of training a system to extract information from documents comprises feeding digital form of training documents to an OCR module, which identifies multiple logical blocks in the documents and text present in the logical blocks. One or more tags for the whole of the document, the logical blocks and word tokens on the document are received by a tagging module. A text input comprising the text identified in the document and the tags for the whole of the document are received by a machine learning module. A first image of the document with layout of the one or more of the identified blocks superimposed, and the tags of the logical blocks in the document are received by the machine learning module, wherein the received text input, first image and tags for the logical blocks corresponds to a plurality of the training documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Infrrd Inc.
    Inventor: Vikas Kumar
  • Patent number: 11380136
    Abstract: The present description relates to light patterns used in a live action scene of a visual production to encode information associated with objects in the scene, such as movement and position of the objects. A data capture system includes active markers that emit light of a particular wavelength in predefined strobing patterns. In some implementations, the active markers are instructed to emit an assigned signature pattern of light through a signal controller sending signals to a control unit. Various components are synchronized such that pulsing of light corresponds to time slices and particular frames captured by the performance capture system. The data representing the pattern is embedded in illuminated and blank frames. Frames showing the light pattern are analyzed to extract information about the active markers, such as identification of the active markers and objects to which they are attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: UNITY TECHNOLOGIES SF
    Inventors: Dejan Momcilovic, Jake Botting
  • Patent number: 11373068
    Abstract: An improvement to automatic classifying of threat level of objects in CT scan images of container content, methods include automatic identification of non-classifiable threat level object images, and displaying on a display of an operator a de-cluttered image, to improve operator efficiency. The de-cluttered image includes, as subject images, the non-classifiable threat level object images. Improvement to resolution of non-classifiable threat objects includes computer-directed prompts for the operator to enter information regarding the subject image and, based on same, identifying the object type. Improvement to automatic classifying of threat levels includes incremental updating the classifying, using the determined object type and the threat level of the object type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented bv the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventor: William Hastings
  • Patent number: 11373297
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to a panoramic radiography device. The panoramic radiography device may include an image processor and a viewer module. The image processor may be configured to produce a primary panoramic image using a first image layer and a secondary panoramic image using a secondary image layer based on a plurality of image frame data, wherein the second image layer is different from the first image layer in at least one of a number, a position, a shape, an angle, and a thickness. The viewer module may be configured to i) provide a graphic user interface having a primary display area and a secondary display area arranged at a predetermined position of the primary display area, ii) display the primary panoramic image at the primary display area, and iii) display a part of the secondary panoramic image at the secondary display area, wherein the part of the secondary panoramic image corresponds to the predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: VATECH Co., Ltd., VATECH EWOO Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Il Choi
  • Patent number: 11367204
    Abstract: A multi-sensor spatial data auto-synchronization system and method is provided. The method may include collecting laser point cloud data through a laser radar and pre-processing the laser point cloud data; collecting image point cloud data through a monocular camera and collecting intrinsic parameters of the camera by using a calibration board; performing plane fitting on the pre-processed laser point cloud data to determine coordinates of fitted laser point cloud data; performing image feature extraction on the image point cloud data; calculating pose transformation matrices for the laser point cloud data coordinates and an image feature data result by using a PNP algorithm; and optimizing a rotation vector and a translation vector in the pose transformation matrix. The present invention achieves automatic calculation of a spatial synchronization relationship between two sensors, and greatly improves the data synchronization precision of the laser radar and the monocular camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: ECOTRON LLC
    Inventor: Ming Liao
  • Patent number: 11367187
    Abstract: A method is for detecting respective potential presence of respective different antinuclear antibody fluorescence pattern types on a biological cell substrate including human epithelioma cells, including: acquiring a first image which represents staining of the cell substrate by a first fluorescent dye, and acquiring a second image which represents staining of the cell substrate by a second fluorescent dye, detecting, on the basis of the first image, respective image segments which in each case represent at least one mitotic cell, selecting, on the basis of the detected image segments, subimages of the first image and subimages corresponding thereto of the second image and detecting, on the basis of the selected subimages of the first image and of the selected subimages of the second image, respective actual presence of respective cellular fluorescence pattern types by means of a convolutional neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: EUROIMMUN Medizinische Labordiagnostika AG
    Inventors: Jens Krauth, Christopher Krause, Joern Voigt, Melanie Hahn, Christian Marzahl, Stefan Gerlach
  • Patent number: 11367195
    Abstract: An image segmentation method, an image segmentation apparatus, an image segmentation device are provided, the image segmentation method including: extracting, from a current frame of a video image, a skeleton two-dimensional estimation and a skeleton three-dimensional estimation of a human three-dimensional skeleton; obtaining a target three-dimensional skeleton based on the skeleton two-dimensional estimation and the skeleton three-dimensional estimation; implementing image segmentation based on the target three-dimensional skeleton; wherein the human three-dimensional skeleton has multiple nodes, and the video image is a two-dimensional image, when calculating the target three-dimensional skeleton in the current frame, by comprehensively considering the skeleton two-dimensional estimation and skeleton three-dimensional skeleton estimation of the human three-dimensional skeleton in the current frame, the accuracy and robustness of the obtained target three-dimensional skeleton can be improved, thereby improv
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaoyu Lv, Lili Chen, Hao Zhang, Fuqiang Ma, Jiankang Sun, Shuo Zhang, Gang Li, Yachong Xue, Xiangjun Peng, Chenxi Zhao
  • Patent number: 11357580
    Abstract: Methods, non-transitory computer readable media, tracker devices, central processor devices, and optical tracking systems that facilitate improved optical tracking in surgical environments are disclosed. With this technology, background images are captured within an acquisition sequence. The background images are used to analyze the quality of current images that are captured in the acquisition sequence and to determine an angular position of optical sensor modules of optical tracker devices with respect to light sources coupled to a reference frame that can be integral with an opposing one of the tracker devices. Using multiple tracking devices facilitates a reciprocal angular position determination that is more accurate and can withstand occlusion of an optical sensor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG, Smith & Nephew Asia Pacific Pte. Limited
    Inventor: Gaƫtan Marti
  • Patent number: 11347927
    Abstract: Gaze data collected from eye gaze tracking performed while training text was read may be used to train at least one layout interpretation model. In this way, the at least one layout interpretation model may be trained to determine current text that includes words arranged according to a layout, process the current text with the at least one layout interpretation model to determine the layout, and output the current text with the words arranged according to the layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alexander James Faaborg, Brett Barros
  • Patent number: 11348247
    Abstract: A method for generating semantic information may include obtain a scanning image. The scanning image may include a plurality of pixels representing an anatomical structure. The method may also include obtain a trained segmentation model. The method may further include determine a location probability distribution of the anatomical structure in the scanning image based on the trained segmentation model. The method may also include generate a segmentation result related to the anatomical structure based on the location probability distribution. The method may further include save the segmentation result into a tag of a digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ke Wu, Jieyan Ma, Weijuan Li
  • Patent number: 11341672
    Abstract: A method and a device are for detecting an anatomical feature of a section of a blood vessel. In an embodiment, the device includes a first interface embodied to receive a medical image data record, including a region of an anatomy of a patient to be examined, which has the section of a blood vessel; a first computing unit, embodied to apply a first algorithm pretrained on an anatomical feature for detecting the anatomical feature based upon the medical image data record; and a second interface embodied to provide an item of information based upon the detection of the anatomical feature. The anatomical feature includes a change in caliber of a blood vessel. Further, the presence of the anatomical feature is indicative of vascular pulmonary disease, in particular of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventor: Sebastian Schmidt