Patents Examined by Jerome Grant
  • Patent number: 10448059
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fingerprint image processing system, comprising a pixel transforming circuit, for transforming a signal of a fingerprint to a first bit stream, wherein the first bit stream has a first data volume; and a compression circuit, connected to the pixel transforming circuit, for compressing the first bit stream to generate a second bit stream, wherein the second bit stream has a second data volume; wherein the second data volume is smaller than the first data volume. The fingerprint image processing system provided by the present invention can increase amount of data transmission of the fingerprint image of optic fingerprint recognition, and have advantage of solving the problem of insufficient transmission interface bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Weimin Chao
  • Patent number: 10445854
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a label memory to store a first label assigned to a pixel in a previous line of a processing target image subjected to an assignment process prior to the assignment process on a processing target line of the processing target image, a label area memory to store identification information identifying a label area including pixels assigned with an identical label, and circuitry to, if at least one target pixel in the processing target line is an effective pixel, perform the assignment process on the target pixel based on at least one label that includes the first label and is assigned to at least one peripheral pixel peripheral to the target pixel, and to perform an updating process of updating the identification information based on a position of the target pixel and the label assigned to the target pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shohichi Satoh, Dai Kurabayashi, Deyong Si
  • Patent number: 10445817
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses for capturing an image of a vehicle for which roadside assistance is being requested are provided. The image may be captured by a mobile device and the mobile device may geotag location information to the image. The image and associated geotag location information may then be processed to determine a location of the vehicle and a roadside assistance issue for which service is being requested. The image may be further analyzed to determine a context including, a make, model and/or year of the vehicle, whether special equipment is needed to service the vehicle, whether the vehicle is located in a particular situation (e.g., within a structure, in a ditch, or the like). The information obtained from the image may be used to determine a type of service to provide to the vehicle and to identify one or more service providers to dispatch to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Ryan M. Briggs, Robert H. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10445580
    Abstract: Provided are an image extraction system, an image extraction method, and an image extraction program that extract an image matched with a theme. A first theme and a second theme are determined from a plurality of images. In a case in which the determined second theme is changed, the changed second theme is input. A first image extraction process that extracts an image from the plurality of images on the basis of the first theme is performed and a second image extraction process that extracts an image from the plurality of images on the basis of the second theme is performed. The extracted images are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10438341
    Abstract: A system and method of detecting, quantifying, and characterizing corrosion and degradation of an article, includes receiving signals indicative of a stack of images of a surface of the article; determining depth and nature of features in the stack of images; generating a surface model of the article in response to the determination of the depth and the nature of features; determining features of interest from the surface model; comparing the features of interest with predetermined information on the article; and characterizing the article as corroded or degraded in response to the comparisons of the features of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Myra Torres, Avinash Sarlashkar, Michael J. Moore, Maksim Bobrov, Carl Palmer, Michael J. Bluett, Jeremy W. Sheaffer
  • Patent number: 10421190
    Abstract: Provided is an excellent robot device capable of preferably detecting difference between dirt and a scratch on a lens of a camera and difference between dirt and a scratch on a hand. A robot device detects a site in which there is the dirt or the scratch using an image of the hand taken by a camera as a reference image. Further, this determines whether the detected dirt or scratch is due to the lens of the camera or the hand by moving the hand. The robot device performs cleaning work assuming that the dirt is detected, and then this detects the difference between the dirt and the scratch depending on whether the dirt is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu Sawada
  • Patent number: 10425679
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for displaying information on a video image, which is applied to a playback device. The playback device is configured to receive an information playing request; analyze an image frame from a currently played video; identify a facial feature from the analyzed image frame; determine a position of the identified facial feature in the image frame, and display received information on a position of the image frame, except for the determined position of the facial feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Lihua Huang
  • Patent number: 10410040
    Abstract: The invention provides a fingerprint lock control method and a fingerprint lock system. The system at least comprises a fingerprint lock, a server and an electronic device. The method comprises: scanning an identification code of a current fingerprint lock and uploading the identification code of the current fingerprint lock by the electronic device to the server, such that the current fingerprint lock is bound to account information of a user; collecting current fingerprint information of the user by a fingerprint reader on the current fingerprint lock; receiving a fingerprint information template of the user transmitted by the server by the electronic device; determining if the current fingerprint information matches the fingerprint information template; controlling and opening the current fingerprint lock, if yes. In the invention, the user don't need register repeatedly on the fingerprint locks, the unlocking procedure can be simplified and unlocking time can be saved significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BIO-KEY HONG KONG LIMITED
    Inventor: Kwok Fong Wong
  • Patent number: 10408764
    Abstract: Examination system, method and computer-readable medium, the method comprising: processing by a processor using a first recipe at least one image comprised in images and metadata generated by an inspection tool and stored, to detect a first location set of first potential defects and attributes thereof; selecting and imaging part of the first location set with a review tool to obtain an image set; obtaining classification results of said first potential defects and determining a further recipe based thereon; processing the image using the further recipe for detecting a further location set of further defects; selecting part of the further location set; imaging the part with the review tool to obtain a further image set, and obtaining further classification results; and repeating determining the further recipe, processing the image, selecting and imaging part of the further location set, and obtaining further classification results, until a stopping criteria is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL LTD.
    Inventors: Saar Shabtay, Moshe Amzaleg, Zvi Goren
  • Patent number: 10410314
    Abstract: A cross fader circuit that receives first raw image data and second raw image data and outputs blended raw image data. The cross fader circuit includes a first scaling circuit, a second scaling circuit, and an alpha blender. The first scaling circuit downscales first raw image data captured by a first sensor with a first field of view to match a size of a blending window. The second scaling circuit upscales second raw image data to match the size of a canvas window that encloses the blending window. The second raw image data may be a cropped version of raw image data captured by a second sensor of a second field of view wider than the first field of view. An alpha blender circuit generates a blended raw image data matching the size of the canvas window from the downscaled first raw image data and upscaled second raw image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Jaewon Shin
  • Patent number: 10398353
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of medical monitoring, and in particular non-contact, video-based monitoring of pulse rate, respiration rate, motion, and oxygen saturation. Systems and methods are described for capturing images of a patient, producing intensity signals from the images, filtering those signals to focus on a physiologic component, and measuring a vital sign from the filtered signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Paul Stanley Addison, David Foo, Dominique Jacquel
  • Patent number: 10402627
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for determining an identity identifier of a face in a face image, and a terminal. The method includes: obtaining an original feature vector of a face image; selecting k candidate vectors from a face image database; selecting a matching vector of the original feature vector from the k candidate vectors; and determining, an identity identifier that is of the matching vector. In embodiments of the present invention, a face image database stores a medium-level feature vector formed by means of mutual interaction between a low-level face feature vector and autocorrelation and cross-correlation submatrices in a joint Bayesian probability matrix. The medium-level feature vector includes information about mutual interaction between the face feature vector and the autocorrelation and cross-correlation submatrices in the joint Bayesian probability matrix, so that efficiency and accuracy of facial recognition can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenqi Ju, Wei Li, Chunjing Xu
  • Patent number: 10402673
    Abstract: Systems and methods for digitized document image data spillage recovery are provided. One or more memories may be coupled to one or more processors, the one or more memories including instructions operable to be executed by the one or more processors. The one or more processors may be configured to capture an image; process the image through at least a first pass to generate a first contour; remove a preprinted bounding region of the first contour to retain text; generate one or more pixel blobs by applying one or more filters to smudge the text; identify the one or more pixel blobs that straddle one or more boundaries of the first contour; resize the first contour to enclose spillage of the one or more pixel blobs; overlay the text from the image within the resized contour; and apply pixel masking to the resized contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Slattery
  • Patent number: 10403010
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for medical imaging systems. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving one or more image reconstruction parameters defining an image reconstruction process for reconstructing one or more images from medical imaging data, identifying a target hardware allocation based on the one or more image reconstruction parameters, and reconstructing, via computing device hardware as specified by the target hardware allocation, one or more images from the medical imaging data according to the image reconstruction process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Lee Spohn, Robert Johnsen, Kenneth Vosniak, Kathryn Littlejohn
  • Patent number: 10398382
    Abstract: In nuclear medical imaging, respiratory motion is corrected. Rather than pairwise estimation of motion from projection views, a sequence-based technique is used to jointly estimate parameters for a motion model across many projection views. In one approach, this sequence-based method is iteratively solved with a maximum likelihood objective function incorporating the motion model. A surrogate respiration signal is used to gate for the joint estimation and used to convert gated motion parameters to temporal motion parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: James Chester Sanders, III, Alexander Hans Vija
  • Patent number: 10403029
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multistage post-rendering image transformation are provided. The system may include a transform generation module arranged to dynamically generate an image transformation. The system may include a transform data generation module arranged to generate first and second transformation data by applying the generated image transformation for first and second sampling positions and storing the transformation data in a memory. The system may include a first image transformation stage that selects the first and second transformation data for a destination image position and calculates an estimated source image position based on the selected first and second transformation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Tolga Ozguner, Miguel Comparan, Ryan Scott Haraden, Jeffrey Powers Bradford
  • Patent number: 10390887
    Abstract: The subject matter includes systems, methods, and prosthetic devices for joint reconstruction surgery. A computer-assisted intraoperating planning method can include accessing a first medical image providing a first view of a joint within a surgical site as well as receiving selection of a first component of a modular prosthetic device implanted in the first bone of the joint. The method continues by displaying a graphical representation of the first component of the modular prosthetic device overlaid on the first medical image, and updating a graphical representation of the first component based on receiving positioning inputs representative of an implant location of the first component relative to landmarks on the first bone visible within the first medical image. The method concludes by presenting a selection interface enabling visualization of additional components of the modular prosthetic device virtually connected to the first component and overlaid on the first medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Bischoff, Joanna Hucky
  • Patent number: 10395341
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a panoramic image generation method and apparatus for a user terminal. The panoramic image generation method for a user terminal includes: obtaining a plurality of images shot by a user terminal, determining an adjacence relationship among the plurality of images, and performing feature matching on adjacent images to obtain matched feature-point-pairs; obtaining an optimized camera parameter according to the matched feature-point-pairs and an initial camera parameter; performing a color adjustment on the adjacent images to obtain color adjusted adjacent images; and mosaicking the color adjusted adjacent images according to the optimized camera parameter to generate a panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guofu Xie, Rui Al, Li Liu, Wenbo Hou, Xianpeng Lang
  • Patent number: 10389798
    Abstract: A communication apparatus that enables to refer to transmission history information in response to settings of use proprieties for transmission methods. A recording unit records a history of a transmission job executed by the communication apparatus as transmission history information that includes a transmitting destination at least. A setting unit sets a use propriety of each of the transmission methods. A determination unit determines whether reference to the transmission history information is permitted in response to the use propriety of each of the transmission methods set by the setting unit and the transmitting destination included in the transmission history information, when a user instructs to refer to the transmission history information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naoto Akimoto
  • Patent number: 10387727
    Abstract: Described is a method that involves operating an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to begin a flight, where the UAV relies on a navigation system to navigate to a destination. During the flight, the method involves operating a camera to capture images of the UAV's environment, and analyzing the images to detect features in the environment. The method also involves establishing a correlation between features detected in different images, and using location information from the navigation system to localize a feature detected in different images. Further, the method involves generating a flight log that includes the localized feature. Also, the method involves detecting a failure involving the navigation system, and responsively operating the camera to capture a post-failure image. The method also involves identifying one or more features in the post-failure image, and determining a location of the UAV based on a relationship between an identified feature and a localized feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Wing Aviation LLC
    Inventors: Dinuka Abeywardena, Damien Jourdan