Patents Examined by Jingge Wu
  • Patent number: 10181198
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit and a converting unit. The obtaining unit obtains measured color sample data, which represents values obtained by measuring color samples on a color chart with a color measuring device, and image data, which represents an image of the color chart and a target object captured with an image capturing apparatus. The converting unit converts captured target object color data, which represents a value of a color of the target object included in the image data, into estimated target object color data, which represents an estimated value of the color of the target object identified if the color of the target object were measured with the color measuring device, on the basis of the measured color sample data and captured color sample data, which represents values of the multiple color samples included in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Ogino, Hitoshi Ogatsu, Shinji Sasahara, Junichi Matsunoshita
  • Patent number: 10169653
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product are disclosed for tagging a resource. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a given number of unique electronic tags for tagging a specified resource; for a harvested one of the specified resources, generating image data representing an image of the harvested resource, and selecting one of the electronic tags for the harvested resource; and sending the image data and data identifying the selected electronic tag to a specified entity to register the harvested resource. In an embodiment, the given number of unique physical tags are generated for the specified resource, and the generated image data include data representing one of the physical tags. In an embodiment, a mobile computing device is used to receive the electronic tags, to generate the image data, and to transmit the image data to the specified entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, David R. Burns, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell
  • Patent number: 10163241
    Abstract: Techniques for automating the generation and analysis of fundus drawings are described. Captured images undergo image processing to extract information about image features. Fundus images are generated and recommended labels for the fundus drawing are generated. Fundus drawings can be analyzed and undergo textual processing to extract existing labels. Machine learning models and co-occurrence analysis can be applied to collections of fundus images and drawings to gather information about commonly associated labels, label locations, and user information. The most frequently used labels associated with the image can be identified to improve recommendations and personalize labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Prashant Gupta, Manish Gupta, Mithun Das Gupta
  • Patent number: 10159418
    Abstract: An information obtaining apparatus capable of obtaining information about a blood vessel with high accuracy includes a first unit configured to obtain three or more image data pieces different in imaging conditions, a second unit configured to obtain a first index value of a first region and a second index value of a second region, a third unit configured to select a pair of the image data pieces from the three or more image data pieces using the first index value and the second index value of the image data, and a fourth unit configured to obtain information about a blood vessel using the selected pair of the image data pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 10163201
    Abstract: A hardness tester includes a memory associating and storing a parts program having defined measurement conditions with respect to a sample, including a test position, and an image file acquired by capturing an image of the shape of the sample; an image acquirer acquiring image data of the sample to be measured; a pattern matcher performing a pattern matching process on the image data of the sample using the image file associated with the parts program; a determiner determining whether an image file exists which has a shape related to the image data of the sample; a retriever retrieving the parts program associated with the image file having a related shape; and a measurer measuring hardness of the sample based on the retrieved parts program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Sawa, Takashi Hanamura, Akira Takada, Takuho Maeda
  • Patent number: 10152651
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes acquisition circuitry, extraction circuitry, calculation circuitry, and determination circuitry. The acquisition circuitry configured to acquire a first photographic image and a second photographic image that contain tree structures of a subject. The extraction circuitry configured to extract branch points of each of the tree structures in the first photographic image and the second photographic image. The calculation circuitry configured to calculate the similarities between the branch points in the first photographic image and the branch points in the second photographic image based on the feature quantities of the branch points. The determination circuitry configured to determine the corresponding path between the branch points in the first photographic image and the branch points in the second photographic image based on the similarities between the branch points calculated by the calculation circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shaobin Wang, Qi Chen, Yang Zhang, Yanhua Wang, Jialin Zhang, Minfeng Xu, Jianchun Zhao, Xiaotian Yang
  • Patent number: 10147197
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus directed to segmenting content displayed on a computing device into regions. The segmenting of content displayed on the computing device into regions is accomplished via analysis of pixels of a “screenshot image” that captures at least a portion of (e.g., all of) the displayed content. Individual pixels of the screenshot image may be analyzed to determine one or more regions of the screenshot image and to optionally assign a corresponding semantic type to each of the regions. Some implementations are further directed to generating, based on one or more of the regions, interactive content to provide for presentation to the user via the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Dominik Roblek, David Petrou, Matthew Sharifi
  • Patent number: 10147199
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for determining an orientation of a video are suggested. The method comprises the steps of: estimating a motion of the video; extracting translation-based parameters from the estimated motion of the video; and computing at least one feature giving the evolution of the horizontal translation over time against the evolution of the vertical translation according to the translation based parameters, the feature being used for determining the orientation of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Claire-Helene Demarty, Lionel Oisel, Patrick Perez
  • Patent number: 10147018
    Abstract: There is provided with an image processing apparatus. An evaluation is set for each of the pairs. The evaluation is set based on at least one of the number of feature points in the first image where local feature amounts are similar to a local feature amount at one of the pair or the number of feature points in the second image where local feature amounts are similar to a local feature amount at one of the pair, in such a manner that the smaller the number of feature points, the higher the evaluation. A similarity between the first image and the second image is determined using a RANSAC method. A pair having a high evaluation is used with priority in derivation of a function for transforming coordinates using the RANSAC method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka Shiiyama, Masahiro Matsushita, Hideki Sorakado
  • Patent number: 10148864
    Abstract: An imaging device including a pixel matrix and a processor is provided. The pixel matrix includes a plurality of phase detection pixels and a plurality of regular pixels. The processor performs autofocusing according to pixel data of the phase detection pixels, and determines an operating resolution of the regular pixels according to autofocused pixel data of the phase detection pixels, wherein the phase detection pixels are always-on pixels and the regular pixels are selectively turned on after the autofocusing is accomplished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Guo-Zhen Wang, Ren-Hau Gu, En-Feng Hsu
  • Patent number: 10140705
    Abstract: Methods and systems for detecting properties of sample tubes in a laboratory environment include a drawer vision system that can be trained and calibrated. Images of a tube tray captured by at least one camera are analyzed to extract image patches that allow a processor to automatically determine if a tube slot is occupied, if the tube has a cap, and if the tube has a tube top cup. The processor can be trained using a random forest technique and a plurality of training image patches. Cameras can be calibrated using a three-dimensional calibration target that can be inserted into the drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Wen Wu, Yao-Jen Chang, David Liu, Benjamin Pollack, Terrence Chen
  • Patent number: 10139350
    Abstract: An image inspection apparatus includes: an imaging section for capturing an image of a workpiece from a certain direction; an illumination section for illuminating the workpiece from different directions at least three times; an illumination controlling section for sequentially turning on the illumination sections one by one; an imaging generating section for driving the imaging section to generate a plurality of images; a normal vector calculating section for calculating a normal vector with respect to the surface of the workpiece at each of pixels by use of a pixel value of each of pixels having a corresponding relation among the plurality of images; and a contour image generating section for performing differential processing in an X-direction and a Y-direction on the calculated normal vector at each of the pixels, to generate a contour image that shows a contour of inclination of the surface of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventor: Zhuoli Sun
  • Patent number: 10134157
    Abstract: [Problem] To further reduce artifacts of a reconstructed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Akira Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 10115199
    Abstract: Techniques, systems, and devices are disclosed for analyzing a reconstructed charged particle image of a volume of interest from charged particle detector measurements to determine a location and boundaries of one or more objects or an orientation of the one or more objects. The technique can include performing a segmentation operation on the reconstructed charged particle image of the volume. The segmentation operation identifies a subset of a set of voxels of the image of the volume as object candidate voxels. The technique can include locating corners of the one or more objects to determine the location, boundaries, or the orientation of the one or more objects. The technique can also include the computation of the center of mass of the one or more objects. The technique can include performing a morphological operation on the image and can include performing a connected-component analysis on the identified object-candidate voxels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Decision Sciences International Corporation
    Inventor: Rohit Patnaik
  • Patent number: 10110781
    Abstract: Systems and methods for restoring the appearances of scans of damaged physical documents. Ink bleed is removed and/or ink added to portions of a scanned image based on determining an ink bleed model by analyzing colors of pixels in the scanned image. Gaps in strokes are reconstructed based on analyzing pixel color at multiple angles around individual pixels in the scanned image to determine whether the individual pixels are part of a stroke. The appearance of the scanned image is also enhanced by comparing pixels that are not already close to a background color or ink color with other nearby pixels and, based on the nearby pixels, adjusting colors of the pixels that are not already close to the background color or ink color. These techniques are used individually or in combination to improve the appearance of the scanned image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Andrew Marc Greene
  • Patent number: 10102432
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image recognition method including: producing a distribution of first pixel value range by acquiring a distribution of pixel values of a plurality of pixels of a first selected block in a first surveillance image from previous M images; producing a distribution of second pixel value range by acquiring a distribution of pixel values of the pixels of the first selected block from previous N images, wherein N and M are positive integers, and N<M; obtaining a first varying parameter related to the first selected block according to the distribution of first pixel value range and the distribution of second pixel value range; and generating a first recognition signal when the first varying parameter is greater than a first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Denis Xynkin, Min-Hao Li, Yi-Yi Huang
  • Patent number: 10095946
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for strike through detection and, more particularly, to systems and methods for detecting a strike through in an address block of a mailpiece. The method is implemented in a computing device and includes: generating edges of lines within a text block identified through optical character recognition processes; locating text lines within the text block; characterizing the edges within the text lines and outside of the text lines; and grouping identified edges of the characterized edges outside of the text lines into co-linear groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard C. Vanhall, Robert S. Lunt, IV
  • Patent number: 10074190
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining at least a first energy dependent spectral image volume and a second different energy dependent spectral image volume from reconstructed spectral image data. The method further includes generating a multi-dimensional spectral diagram that maps, for each voxel, a value of the first energy dependent spectral image volume to a corresponding value of the second energy dependent spectral image volume. The method further includes generating a set of spectral texture analysis weights from the multi-dimensional spectral diagram. The method further includes retrieving a set of texture analysis functions, which are generated as a function of voxel intensity and voxel gradient value from a co-occurrence matrix histogram. The method further includes generating a texture analysis map through a texture analysis of the reconstructed spectral image data with the set of texture analysis functions and the set of spectral texture analysis weights and visually presenting the texture analysis map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Raz Carmi
  • Patent number: 10062165
    Abstract: A borderline extraction element 15 extracts a borderline B of adjacent vertebrae from an X-ray image on which multiple vertebrae are projected connected in a line. A vertebral area setting element 17 sets a area sandwiched by the adjacent borderlines B as a vertebral area and an area number is put to the respective vertebral areas L. When the vertebral areas are erroneously set up, a setup data erase element 21 erases the data of the vertebral areas L and the area number when the borderline is corrected. The setup data are erased, so that the borderline B can be shift-corrected to any location. A vertebral area setting element 17 resets the vertebral area L based on the location of the corrected borderline. Accordingly, the respective vertebral areas L are set up to the accurate locations and only the borderline B extracted to the wrong location is shift-corrected and the vertebral areas are reset. The work-burden to the operator for setting the vertebral area can be largely lessened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nakaya, Daisuke Notohara
  • Patent number: 10049441
    Abstract: A method for classifying defects of a wafer, the method is executed by a computerized system, the method may include obtaining defect candidate information about a group of defect candidates, wherein the defect candidate information comprises values of attributes per each defect candidate of the group; selecting, by a processor of the computerized system, a selected sub-group of defect candidates in response to values of attributes of defect candidates that belong to at least the selected sub-group; classifying defect candidates of the selected sub-group to provide selected sub-group classification results; repeating, until fulfilling a stop condition: selecting an additional selected sub-group of defect candidates in response to (a) values of attributes of defect candidates that belong to at least the additional selected sub-group; and (b) classification results obtained from classifying at least one other selected sub-group; and classifying defect candidates of the additional selected sub-group to provide a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL LTD.
    Inventors: Saar Shabtay, Idan Kaizerman, Amir Wachs