Patents Examined by Ishrat I Sherali
  • Patent number: 10783660
    Abstract: Methods and a system are provided for detecting object pose. A method includes training, by a processor, a first autoencoder (AE) to generate synthetic output images based on synthetic input images. The method further includes training, by the processor, a second AE to generate synthetic output images, similar to the synthetic output images generated by the first AE, based on real input images. The method also includes training, by the processor, a neural network (NN) to detect the object pose using the synthetic output images generated by the first and second AEs. The method additionally includes detecting and outputting, by the processor, a pose of an object in a real input test image by inputting the real input test image to the second AE to generate a synthetic image therefrom, and inputting the synthetic image to the NN to generate an NN output indicative of the pose of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadanobu Inoue, Sakyasingha Dasgupta, Subhajit Chaudhury
  • Patent number: 10779019
    Abstract: The system and method disclosed herein relate to the establishment of both the location and identity of individual items in pictures or videos and delivering of related information thereto. Initially, images in video source content are scanned and individual elements in the images are dynamically compared with digital images stored in a database to identify individual items in the image that match the digital images stored in the database. Upon detecting a match, information is accessed in the database that is related to the digital image that matches the identified individual item. The accessed information is then transmitted to a secondary system that is in communication with a display device, such that the accessed information is displayed on the secondary system in coordination with the video source content being displayed on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HSNi, LLC
    Inventor: John McDevitt
  • Patent number: 10775160
    Abstract: This invention provides a system for measuring displacement of an object surface having a displacement sensor that projects a line on the object surface and receives light from the projected line at an imager in a manner defines a plurality of displacement values in a height direction. A vision system processor operates on rows of imager pixels to determine a laser line center in columns of imager pixels in each of a plurality of regions of interest. Each region of interest defines a plurality of rows that correspond with expected locations of the projected line on the object surface. A GUI can be used to establish the regions. In further embodiments, the system generates grayscale images with the imager. These grayscale images can be compared to a generated height image to compensate for contrast-induced false height readings. Imager pixels can be compared to a reference voltage to locate the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Cognex Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Wolff, Michael C. Moed, Mikhail Akopyan, Robert Tremblay, Willard Foster, Aaron S. Wallack
  • Patent number: 10772765
    Abstract: A computing platform that analyzes a captured video stream to identify a document depicted in the video stream, validates identification information corresponding to the document to display an information address associated with the document, and that initiates a transaction based on the validation of the identification information associated with the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NANT HOLDINGS IP, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne C. Boncyk, Ronald H. Cohen
  • Patent number: 10776938
    Abstract: The technology relates to camera systems for vehicles having an autonomous driving mode. An example system includes a first camera mounted on a vehicle in order to capture images of the vehicle's environment. The first camera has a first exposure time and being without an ND filter. The system also includes a second camera mounted on the vehicle in order to capture images of the vehicle's environment and having an ND filter. The system also includes one or more processors configured to capture images using the first camera and the first exposure time, capture images using the second camera and the second exposure time, use the images captured using the second camera to identify illuminated objects, use the images captured using the first camera to identify the locations of objects, and use the identified illuminated objects and identified locations of objects to control the vehicle in an autonomous driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Wendel, Benjamin Ingram
  • Patent number: 10769785
    Abstract: A method for configuring a neural network comprises: accessing a plurality of three-dimensional (3D) emission image data sets collected by an emission scanner from respective brains of respective subjects; transforming each of the plurality of 3D emission image data sets to a respective two-dimensional (2D) image; cropping portions of each respective 2D image to remove image data corresponding to tissue outside of a striatum of each of the respective brains, to form respective cropped 2D striatum images; and training a neural network to detect a presence of a Parkinsonian syndrome using the cropped 2D striatum images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Rachid Fahmi, Sven Zuehlsdorff, Ludovic Sibille
  • Patent number: 10760405
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for imaging semi-three-dimensional rock formation along the borehole sidewall, and a database, a calculation module, and a pattern generation module are included and can be configured in an electronic device. The database continuously fetches the acoustic reflection amplitude data from a high resolution acoustic televiewer (HiRAT), which moves vertically along the borehole. The calculation module performs a mathematical and statistical process on the acoustic reflection amplitude data for the pattern generation module to generate the image of semi-three-dimensional structure of rock formation along the borehole sidewall. Thus, the semi-3D rock formation image provided by the present invention is beneficial for the researcher to easily identify the characteristics of rock formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SINOTECH ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, INC.
    Inventors: Po-Yi Chou, Hung-Chieh Lo, Po-Jui Chen, Chien-Chung Ke
  • Patent number: 10755332
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an intelligent computer platform to compute visual similarity across image objects. An object detection algorithm is utilized to identify image objects and to produce a tensor representation of the identified object. Multi-visual contextual similarity of the object is conducted to assess and determine related object images. A re-assessment of similarity is dynamically conducted in response to a product image selection. The re-assessment utilizes the tensor representations of the related object images, thereby conducting a mathematical assessment of similarity and object image identification. A final product is identified and selected based on the dynamic re-assessment and convergence on a directed outcome with minimal iterations of object interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mohit Sewak, Sachchidanand Singh
  • Patent number: 10733706
    Abstract: An image processing method, suitable for a mobile device including a camera unit and a display unit, includes separating a foreground portion and a background portion of a first image sensed by the camera unit, calculating a dimension of the foreground portion, generating an adjustment level in positively correlated with the dimension, applying an image effect at the adjustment level to the foreground or the background portion of the first image to generate a second image, and displaying the second image on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Pei-Chun Tsai, Kuan-Wei Li, Ching-Wen Fu
  • Patent number: 10726426
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is described. The method includes generating, for display on a computing device, an identification rendering viewable on a display of the device, the identification rendering including an authority indicator and a digital image of a person. The method further includes the device triggering an interactive effect associated with the identification rendering. The triggering occurs in response to the device receiving a trigger input and the trigger can be from any input or communications sensor of the computing device. The triggered interactive effect includes an authority indicator and a freshness indicator that enables an individual viewing the display to validate the identity of the person associated with the digital image. Validation can be based on at least one of a characteristic of the interactive effect and attributes of the person or the authority indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MorphoTrust USA, LLC
    Inventors: A. David Kelts, Gustavo Candelas
  • Patent number: 10726561
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus related to the field of background subtraction in images is disclosed. In particular, the method, system, and apparatus is related to determining whether pixel positions in an image frame of a video sequence belongs to a background or a foreground of a captured scene using a determined level of dynamics of the pixel position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Jakob Grundström, Joakim Baltsén, Simon Molin, Hanna Björgvinsdóttir
  • Patent number: 10718721
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for testing quality of powder spreading, including: illuminating, after a powder spreading apparatus completes spreading of a single layer of powder, a forming area successively and separately by light sources, and performing photographing twice to obtain two images of powder spreading; synthesizing the two images of powder spreading; determining an overall gray scale of the synthesized image, and if the overall gray scale is consistent, the powder spreading being successful, and if not, processing the synthesized image by using a method of gray scale threshold segmentation, and marking an area contained in a contour boundary inside the synthesized image as a suspected defect area; and determining whether the powder spreading is successful according to a gray scale value. Also disclosed is a device for testing the quality of powder spreading. The present application realizes a function of testing the quality of powder spreading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: XI'AN BRIGHT LASER TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Donghui Yang, Yang Li
  • Patent number: 10719787
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating crop yield maps are provided, in one example embodiment, a method can include accessing, by one or more processors, data indicative of crop yield for a field area; and accessing, by the one or more processors, one or more data types associated with the field area. Each of the data types can provide a geospatial distribution of data associated with vegetation across the field area. The method can further include determining, by the one or more processors, a crop yield distribution for the field area based at least in part on the data indicative of crop yield and the one or more data types; and generating, by the one or more processors, a yield map for the field area based at least in part on the crop yield distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: BASF Agro Trademarks GmbH
    Inventor: James Koob
  • Patent number: 10721066
    Abstract: This invention relates to a network interface device. A first capture device interfaces with a first external information source to capture first external information. A processor processes the captured first external information and stores it in a first media. The processor initiates the storage of the first captured information at an initial time and completes storage of the first captured information at a completion time, thus providing a stored defined set of first captured information. A transmitter transmits the defined set of stored captured information to a remote location on a network. A remote processing system is disposed at the remote node on the network and includes a database and a receiver for receiving the transmitted defined set of first captured information. A data converter is operable to convert the received defined set of first captured information to a second format. The database stores the set of converted captured information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MYPORT IP, INC.
    Inventor: Michael F. Malone
  • Patent number: 10713796
    Abstract: Provided in accordance with the present disclosure are systems for identifying a position of target tissue relative to surgical tools using a structured light detector. An exemplary system includes antennas configured to interact with a marker placed proximate target tissue inside a patient's body, a structured light pattern source, a structured light detector, a display device, and a computing device configured to receive data from the antennas indicating interacting with the marker, determine a distance between the antennas and the marker, cause the structured light pattern source to project and detect a pattern onto the antennas. The instructions may further cause the computing device to determine, a pose of the antennas, determine, based on the determined distance between the antennas and the marker, and the determined pose of the antennas, a position of the marker relative to the antennas, and display the position of the marker relative to the antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Joe D. Sartor
  • Patent number: 10709507
    Abstract: In some embodiments, data sensed and/or operational parameters used during a catheterization procedure are used in the motion frame-rate updating and visual rendering of a simulated organ geometry. The organ geometry is rendered as a virtual material using a software environment (preferably a graphical game engine) which applies simulated optical laws to material appearance parameters affecting the virtual material's visual appearance, as part of simulating a scene comprising the simulated organ geometry, and optionally also comprising simulated views of a catheter probe used for sensing and/or treatment. Optionally, measurements of and/or effects on tissue by sensing and/or commanded probe-tissue interactions are converted into material appearance changes, allowing dynamic visual simulation of intra-body states and/or events based on optionally non-visual input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Navix International Limited
    Inventors: Yizhaq Shmayahu, Yitzhack Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10702136
    Abstract: An endoscope system 10 includes: an image acquiring unit 54 that acquires an endoscope image obtained by imaging an observation target; a baseline information calculating unit 82 that calculates baseline information (operation value “Z”) by using the endoscope image, the baseline information being information about light scattering characteristics or light absorbing characteristics of the observation target and information that is at least not dependent on particular biological information; a region setting unit 83 that sets, by using the baseline information, a calculation region in which the index value is to be calculated, the index value indicating a state of the observation target; and an index value calculating unit 84 that calculates the index value in the calculation region set by the region setting unit 83, by using the endoscope image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10708574
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a first and second light source, focusing optics, a probe, a detector, an optical transmission medium and a color sensor. The first light source is to generate light beams that travel through the focusing optics along an optical path to the probe. The probe directs the light beams toward a three dimensional object to be imaged. The detector detects returning light beams that are reflected off of the three dimensional object and directed back through the probe and the focusing optics. The second light source is to generate multi-chromatic light. The optical transmission medium is outside of the optical path and is to receive a ray of the multi-chromatic light reflected off of a spot on the three dimensional object and through the probe. The color sensor is to receive the ray from the optical transmission medium and determine a color of the spot on the three dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilad Furst, Tal Verker, Ofer Saphier
  • Patent number: 10691976
    Abstract: Implementations are directed to receiving a set of training data including a plurality of data points, at least a portion of which are to be labeled for subsequent supervised training of a computer-executable machine learning (ML) model, providing at least one visualization based on the set of training data, the at least one visualization including a graphical representation of at least a portion of the set of training data, receiving user input associated with the at least one visualization, the user input indicating an action associated with a label assigned to a respective data point in the set of training data, executing a transformation on data points of the set of training data based on one or more heuristics representing the user input to provide labeled training data in a set of labeled training data, and transmitting the set of labeled training data for training the ML model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Phillip Henry Rogers, Andrew E. Fano, Joshua Neland, Allan Enemark, Tripti Saxena, Jana A. Thompson, David William Vinson
  • Patent number: 10685451
    Abstract: An image registration method includes acquiring first image data for a target object that includes first coordinate information; acquiring second image data for the target object that includes second coordinate information, by using a probe; and registering the first image data with the second image data, using the first coordinate information and the second coordinate information. According to the image registration method, image registration between a plurality of pieces of volume data adjusted so that their coordinate axes correspond to each other is performed, whereby a high-quality registered image may be quickly and simply obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-kuk Shin, Bong-koo Seo, Sung-jin Choi