Patents Examined by Huy C Ho
  • Patent number: 10977768
    Abstract: A processor-implemented image normalization method includes extracting a first object patch from a first input image and extracting a second object patch from a second input image based on an object area that includes an object detected from any one or any combination of the first input image and the second input image, determining, based on a first landmark detected from the first object patch, a second landmark of the second object patch; and normalizing the first object patch and the second object patch based on the first landmark and the second landmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seungju Han, Minsu Ko, Changyong Son, Jaejoon Han
  • Patent number: 10970880
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprises receiving a first compressed representation of a texture map in a first compression format, wherein the first compressed representation has been compressed using a first compressor, and receiving an array of compression parameters for a second compressor, the array of compression parameters including one or more respective compression parameters for each of a plurality of pixel regions of the texture map. The method further comprises decompressing the first compressed representation of the texture map to obtain the texture map, and compressing, using the second compressor, the texture map to a second compressed representation in a second compression format, comprising compressing each of said plurality of pixel regions of the texture map in accordance with the respective one or more compression parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventors: Graham Wihlidal, John Hable
  • Patent number: 10963677
    Abstract: Described are methods, systems, and computer-program product embodiments for selecting a face image based on a name. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving the name. Based on the name, a name vector is selected from a plurality of name vectors in a dataset that maps a plurality of names to a plurality of corresponding name vectors in a vector space, where each name vector includes representations associated with a plurality of words associated with each name. A plurality of face vectors corresponding to a plurality of face images is received. A face vector is selected from the plurality of face vectors based on a plurality of similarity scores calculated for the plurality of corresponding face vectors, where for each name vector, a similarity score is calculated based on the name vector and each face vector. The face image is output based on the selected face vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Henderson, Lucy R. Chai, Jeffrey Zarrella, Abigail S. Gertner, Keith J. Miller
  • Patent number: 10963990
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and non-transitory computer readable medium are described for automated image measurement for process development and optimization. A method includes receiving original images including a first original image. Each original image is of a corresponding product associated with a manufacturing process. The method further includes performing, based on process information about the manufacturing process, feature extraction to identify features of the first original image that are expected to change based on manufacturing parameters of the manufacturing process. The method further includes generating a first synthetic image of synthetic images by performing targeted deformation of one or more of the features of the first original image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhinav Kumar, Benjamin Schwarz, Charles Hardy
  • Patent number: 10956788
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising memory configured to store data defining, at least partly, an artificial neural network, and at least one processing core configured to train the artificial neural network by applying a test dataset to the artificial neural network with at least one stochastic rectified linear unit, the at least one stochastic rectified linear unit being configured to produce a positive output from a positive input by multiplying the input with a stochastically selected value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Xiaoheng Jiang
  • Patent number: 10946810
    Abstract: A cell phone stand has a base and a cell phone mounting bracket rotatably affixed to the base around a horizontal axis. The mounting bracket has a first jaw and a second jaw that is movable in a horizontal direction with respect to the first jaw. The first jaw has a first u-shaped channel with a first upper segment and a first lower segment. The second jaw has a second u-shaped channel with a second upper segment and a second lower segment. By adjusting the position of the jaws, the user may adjust a width between the first and upper segments, thus sizing the mounting bracket to receive a cell phone of a particular width. Even at the smallest such width, inner ends of the first and second lower segments of the u-shaped channels remain spaced from each other so as to permit the cell phone to be connected to an electrical cable while being held by the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MACNEIL IP LLC
    Inventors: David F. MacNeil, David S. Iverson
  • Patent number: 10932218
    Abstract: A communication technique that combines a 5G communication system for supporting a data rate that is higher than that of a beyond 4G system with IoT technology, and a system thereof are provided. The technique may be applied to intelligent services on the basis of 5G communication technology and IoT related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail, etc. A method of performing access deregistration by a user equipment (UE) and an apparatus therefor are provided. The method includes, when the UE is registered on both 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) access and non-3GPP access, transmitting, to an access and mobility management function (AMF), a deregistration request message to deregister the non-3GPP access over the 3GPP access, and receiving, from the AMF, a deregistration accept message corresponding to the deregistration request message over the 3GPP access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngkyo Baek, Sunghoon Kim, Jungje Son, Hoyeon Lee
  • Patent number: 10915724
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a user's finger or other elements may be provided. In some embodiments, the system may include a memory, a sensor area, and a processor. The sensor area may include a set of receiving electrodes which may be partitioned among a plurality of electrode groups. The system may be configured to process signals received by the electrode groups by modulating the signals received from each electrode of the respective electrode group according to a modulation pattern, and demodulating the signals, or values derived therefrom, received from each electrode of the respective electrode group according to a demodulation pattern. The electrode groups may be at least partially interleaved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: IDEX BIOMETRICS ASA
    Inventors: Jeffrey A Small, David Joseph Geoffroy, Alma Delic-Ibukic
  • Patent number: 10911927
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for supporting multiple emergency users in a push-to-talk group. The methods include receiving a first emergency alert from a first user device in the push-to-talk group; receiving a second emergency alert from a second user device in the push-to-talk group; causing the first emergency alert and second emergency alert to be provided to each of the console devices in the push-to-talk group; receiving, from the first user device, a first communication and receiving, from the second user device, a second communication; causing the first communication and the second communication to each of the console devices in the push-to-talk group. The methods further include receiving, from a first console device, a selection of one of the first user device and the first emergency alert; and, in response subsequently selectively routing a third communication from the first user device to the first console device and not to a second console device in the push-to-talk group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Madhusudan Pai, Daniel J. McDonald, David Bar-On, Shibu Narendranathan
  • Patent number: 10904734
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for receiving system information (SI) in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE), which may be in an enhanced coverage or operate with a narrower bandwidth than a cell bandwidth, receives an indication of at least one of SI update, earthquake and tsunami warning system (ETWS) notification, commercial mobile alert system (CMAS) or extended access barring (EAB) modification via a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) from a network, and receives system information according to the received indication from the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 10902275
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a system and method for monitoring a display output of a graphics processing unit (“GPU”), and more particularly, to monitoring safety critical symbols of a commercial off the shelf (“COTS”) GPU to ensure a high level of accuracy of the display output to be displayed to a user. The generated display output signal of the COTS GPU may be encoded with specific reference points within a generated image, and compared to a predicted image for the monitoring device having corresponding specific reference points. By having specific reference points in the encoded display output signal of the COTS GPU, the monitoring device may significantly reduce processing and throughput but focusing the comparison on only the specific encoded reference points and thereby confirming the accuracy of the COTS GPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: THALES DEFENSE & SECURITY, INC.
    Inventors: Robert B. Atac, Mark W. Edel, Herve Claret
  • Patent number: 10880821
    Abstract: A user equipment comprises one or more antennas, a processor to communicate with an enhanced Node B (eNB) of an Internet Protocol (IP) based wireless communication network via the antenna; and a storage medium coupled to the processor. The storage medium having instructions stored thereon, that if executed by the processor, result in: collecting, at a first location, context information associated with a second location, wherein the user equipment is to roam from the first location to the second location; predicting the second location of the user equipment based on the context information; determining a set of one or more candidate frequency bands relating to the second location; and performing, at the second location, an initial cell scan based on the set of one or more candidate frequency bands to search for a frequency band that is supported by the user equipment, in response that the user equipment roams to the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Honggang Li, Jia Li, Weijie Sun, Liang Zhang, Qingyun Guo, Hongxing Yin, Yifan Yu
  • Patent number: 10873671
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for controlling NR data volume based on an interface between an NR base station and an LTE base station and an interface between an EPC and the LTE base station in a 5G non-standalone (NSA) network structure using an LTE EPC as a core network. The method includes receiving information about the volume of data that the secondary base station transmits to and receives from a terminal using a radio resource of the secondary base station from the secondary base station, and transmitting a secondary RAT data usage report message including the information about the volume of data the secondary base station transmits to and receives from the terminal using the radio resource of the secondary base station from the secondary base station to a mobility management entity (MME) using an S1-C interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ha Sung Kim, Jai-Sop Hyun
  • Patent number: 10872251
    Abstract: An annotation system provides various tools for facilitating training data annotation. The annotation tools include a bidirectional annotation model that generates annotations for an image sequence based on both forward information and backward information in an image sequence. The annotation system also facilitates annotation processes by automatically suggesting annotations to the human operator based on a set of annotation predictions and locations of interactions of the human operator on the image. This way, the annotation system provides an accelerated way to generate high-quality annotations that take into account input from a human operator by using the predictions as a guide when it appears that an estimated annotation is consistent with the judgement of the human operator. The annotation system also updates annotations for an overlapping set of objects based on input from human operators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Tesla, Inc.
    Inventors: Anting Shen, Forrest Nelson Iandola
  • Patent number: 10866303
    Abstract: A method of determining the location of a mobile computing device includes measuring a first time of flight (ToF) value and a first value of received energy of direct path (EDP) (PR) of a number of acknowledgement (ACK) packets received in response to a number of first probe packets sent to a first mobile device. The method calculates a preliminary distance value (d0) using a ToF-based distance equation, selects an ACK packet with a distance closest to d0 from the number of ACK packets, calculates an initial path loss exponent (?0) of the selected ACK packet sample using d0 and PR. With the access point, the method also includes measuring a second PR for a second number of ACK packets received in response to a number of second probe packets sent to the first mobile device, calculates a supplemental distance value using an EDP-based distance equation and the ?0, and determines the location of the mobile device using multilateration and the supplemental distance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Dongho Kim, Souvik Sen
  • Patent number: 10856209
    Abstract: The disclosure relates in some aspects to managing paging area information for a user terminal (UT) and connection signaling. In some aspects, paging area information is provided for an idle UT by defining a default paging area code (PAC) that is known by the network and the UT. In some aspects, paging area information is communicated via connection signaling. In some aspects, connection signaling may be used to force a UT to invoke an update procedure (e.g., a reconnection).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajeev Kumar, Kundan Lucky, Rohit Kapoor, Fatih Ulupinar, Ravindra Manohar Patwardhan, Preeti Srinivas Rao
  • Patent number: 10848903
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate to a method and apparatus for determining positioning of a device in connection with a geo-fence. The method includes obtaining fence information associated with a plurality of geo-fences from a local storage, determining whether to perform geo-fence determination, and in the event that geo-fence determination is determined to be performed, sequentially determining whether the mobile device is currently located within one of the plurality of geo-fences, wherein a sequence according to which the sequential determination is performed is based at least in part on distances between corresponding ones of at least two of the plurality of geo-fences and a current location of the mobile device, and determining, based at least in part on a location of a geo-fence among the at least two of the plurality of geo-fences that is currently nearest to the mobile device, a determination time for a next geo-fence determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lei Pang
  • Patent number: 10839584
    Abstract: A contest providing system 10 according to an embodiment of the present invention has a function of providing a user of a user terminal 30 with a contest for an avatar image, and managing the evaluation of avatar images in this contest. This system 10 accepts the evaluation of the registered avatar image, while providing an avatar stamp corresponding to the avatar image on the basis of at least this evaluation. Therefore, even after the end of the contest in which the evaluation of the avatar image is performed, the user can continue to enjoy using the corresponding avatar stamp provided on the basis of the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Inagawa, Masayuki Nakano
  • Patent number: 10834728
    Abstract: A method for indicating quasi co-location indication information and a device are provided, to diversify reference signal types and reference signal configuration information that are indicated by QCL. The method includes: generating, by a base station, reference signal configuration information; performing, by the base station based on the reference signal configuration information, quasi co-location QCL assumption on reference signals corresponding to at least two antenna ports in reference signals, to generate QCL indication information; and sending, by the base station, the QCL indication information to a terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhongfeng Li, Xinxian Li, Ning Wu, Yi Qin, Yu Sun
  • Patent number: 10825122
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a method for configuring indication devices in transportation services. The method includes receiving a plurality of transportation requests including passenger pick-up points located in a preset geographical area. The method further includes identifying a first transportation request matching a first vehicle and a second transportation request matching a second vehicle, where the first vehicle and the second vehicle are detected to be located in the preset geographical area. The method also includes determining that first indication information assigned with the first transportation request shares an attribute with second indication information assigned with the second transportation request. The method additionally includes adjusting the first indication information so that the first indication information no longer shares the attribute with the second indication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengcheng Wang, Yongqing Mu, Qiang Ma, Chuanlan Li, Zhaozhi Sun, Quansheng Guo, Lu Qian