Patents Examined by Jon Chang
  • Patent number: 10297040
    Abstract: An image processing method for tracking an object, the method includes: specifying a first range in which a first target is searched for and a second range in which a second target is searched for in a next frame by referring to a storage device that stores past frames captured by a capturing device; changing the first range and/or the second range in the next frame such that an area in which the first range and the second range specified in the next frame overlap each other is less than a predetermined value in a case where the overlapping area is equal to or greater than the predetermined value; and searching for, in the changed first range and the changed second range, and specifying a region corresponding to the first target and a region corresponding to the second target in the next frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Miyazaki, Eigo Segawa, Kentaro Tsuji, Mingxie Zheng, Yuji Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10289923
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to producing a still image from a video or series of continuous frames. In some implementations, a method includes receiving the frames that a capture device shot while moving in at least two dimensions. The method further includes analyzing the frames to determine changes of positions of objects in at least two of the frames due to movement of the objects in the scene relative to changes of positions of objects due to the movement of the capture device during the shoot time. The method further includes determining, based at least in part on the variability of the objects, one or more target subjects which the capture device captures during the shoot time. One or more still images are generated from the plurality of frames having at least a portion of the target subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jason Adam Karsh, Jason Robert Richard Sanio
  • Patent number: 10282601
    Abstract: An electronic device, which can recognize and be controlled by a gesture of a hand, obtains an image that comprises the hand and image depth levels of objects within the image. Static objects are filtered from the image. A first establishing module obtains hand coordinate information and establishes a first block comprising the hand. Modules further obtain a depth level of each pixel of the first block and counts the number of pixels of each depth level. A second establishing module obtains hand depth information according to the counting result and establishes a second block including the hand. A recognizing module detects a moving track of the hand in the second block and recognizes a gesture of the hand according to a library of gestures. A gesture recognition method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Hao Yang, Tung-Tso Tsai, Chih-Yuan Chuang, Chin-Pin Kuo
  • Patent number: 10282856
    Abstract: Systems and methods for image registration using data collected by an electronic device, such as a mobile device, capable of simultaneous localization and mapping are provided. An electronic device, such as a mobile device, can be can be configured to collect data using a variety of sensors as the device is carried or transported through a space. The collected data can be processed and analyzed to generate a three-dimensional representation of the space and objects in the space in near real time as the device is carried through the space. The data can be used for a variety of purposes, including registering imagery for localization and image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Klingner, Damon Kohler
  • Patent number: 10275610
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a time-of-flight sensor configured to sense a distance between the electronic device and at least one object proximate the electronic device. Processing circuitry is coupled to the time-of-flight sensor and controls access to the electronic device based on the sensed distance. The electronic device may include a digital camera that the processing circuitry controls to perform facial or iris recognition utilizing the sensed distance from the time-of-flight sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: STMicroelectronics, Inc., STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limited
    Inventors: Xiaoyong Yang, Riu Xiao, Duncan Hall
  • Patent number: 10262125
    Abstract: A system may include a sensing device and an application device. The sensing device includes an imaging device, an image processing unit that detects a whole or part of a person from an image captured with the imaging device as a sensing target and extracts information on the detected sensing target, and a wireless communication unit that transmits the sensing result including the information extracted by the image processing unit through wireless communication. The application device includes a communication unit that receives the sensing result from the sensing device and an application processing unit that performs processing using information included in the sensing result received by the communication unit. The information transmitted from the sensing device as the sensing result includes neither a person's image nor information that can directly identify an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Seiichi Manabe, Tatsuya Murakami, Yanping Lu
  • Patent number: 10234160
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the invention, a system 200 and method 100 for identifying CO2 concentration in a building area using an imaging device 10 is disclosed. The disclosed method and system includes capturing the number of living beings present in a particular area of the building by the imaging device 10, identifying the active state of the living beings and categorizing the active state as per predefined criteria and identifying the CO2 concentration based on the size of the building area, total number of living beings present in the building area and the active state of the living beings at a given point of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: L&T TECHNOLOGY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Krishnamoorthy Raman, Gineesh Sukumaran
  • Patent number: 10228239
    Abstract: Provided is a measuring apparatus which includes an imaging device configured to image an object to obtain image data and a processor configured to process the image data to recognize a region of the object. The processor is configured to perform feature extraction on the image data to obtain first feature data, perform projection of a three-dimensional model of the object, whose region is recognized based on the image data, onto a predetermined surface and perform the feature extraction on image data obtained by the projection to obtain second feature data, and perform determination of whether there is an unrecognized object based on the first feature data and the second feature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuya Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10223766
    Abstract: A method including receiving input data representing an input frame of a video. Transformation data representing at least one transformation for applying to an image to adjust a geometric distortion of the image is received. A first and second plurality of input tiles, each including a respective portion of the input frame, is processed with at least part of the transformation data, thereby generating first and second sub-window data representing a first and second sub-window of an output frame of the video, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apical Ltd.
    Inventors: Vladimir Dolzhenko, Alex Kornienko, Metin Gokhan √únal, Lloyd Allen
  • Patent number: 10223778
    Abstract: An image contrast enhancement method and an apparatus thereof are disclosed, which calculate the degree of influencing the clarity according to the influence feature (e.g., heavy fog, dust, smoke, or etc.) in the image, and then adjust the brightness of the pixels corresponding to features of influencing the clarity according to the degree, thereby enhancing image contrast and removing phenomenon of influencing the clarity in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Hao-Tien Chiang, Tsung-Hsuan Li, Shih-Tse Chen
  • Patent number: 10219042
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, obtaining first personal content associated with a first mobile communication device, obtaining recognition information associated with a target individual where the recognition information is associated with at least one of images of the target individual and audio of the target individual, obtaining second personal content associated with the first mobile communication device, and performing recognition analysis on the second personal content using the recognition information to detect the target individual being present in second images of the second personal content, where a communication device associated with the target individual is provided with access to the second images. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Aleksey Ivanov, Andrea Basso, Tara Hines, Jeffrey Mikan, Nadia Morris
  • Patent number: 10217213
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method for identifying internal trauma in a patient for pneumothorax, hemothorax and abdominal hemorrhage using ultrasound in B-modes with radial, longitudinal, phased array probes, and with M-mode for verification of lung sliding and lung point. Identifications are based on statistical classifications of image features, including A-line, B-line, lung sliding, barcode, sky, seashore, and beach patterns. For blood pools, a polygon is fitted to the boundary, and a cellular automaton extracts local interference patterns due to cavity shape. Logic is then applied to extractions to identify the trauma. With B-mode, feature extraction involves specialized algorithms operating at frame rate for tracking of features such as ribs and rib shadows, pleural line and fast changes in peak intensities along the pleural line. Results are presented on screen by means of highlighting and textual cues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by The Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Lorne Blackbourne, Eric Chin, Ronald Grisell, Jose Salinas, Shane Summers
  • Patent number: 10210386
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for storing virtual personal identifiable information. In some implementations, the information is collected during the authentication of identification (ID) documents. The system includes a one-way hashing function that converts unique personal identifiable information into a unique digest. The system can store the digest without having to store the personal identifiable information. Because the hashing function generates the same digest when given the same input, the digests can be used as anonymized identifiers in place of the personal identifiable information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventor: Raphael A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10209242
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a fluorescence histo-tomography (FHT) system is disclosed. The FHT system includes a housing, a fluorescence camera located within the housing, a white light camera located within the housing, and a fluorescence light source located within the housing. The FHT system further includes a support mount configured to support the housing within a chamber of a slicing apparatus such that the cameras and fluorescence light source are aimed towards a block face of a tissue specimen retained within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: EMIT IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: John W. Hoppin, John V. Frangioni, Robert William Holt, Mohammed Q. Qutaish, Marc Edward Seaman, Mark W. Bordo, Jacob Yost Hesterman
  • Patent number: 10204390
    Abstract: Some implementations may include a computer-implemented method for applying at least two digital watermarks to a digital document, the method including: receiving a digital document comprising visual contents; generating a first digital watermark to be visually presented at a first time point; generating a second digital watermark to be visually presented at a second time point, the second digital watermark being different from the first digital watermark and the second time point being different from the first time point; and applying both the first digital watermark and second digital watermark to the digital document t.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MorphoTrust USA, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Martin
  • Patent number: 10204419
    Abstract: The present invention provides a monitoring method and a monitoring device, belongs to the field of electronic monitoring technology, and can solve the problem that useless video data occupies storage space and key video cannot be extracted quickly when an event occurs in the existing monitoring device. The monitoring method of the present invention comprises: determining whether or not a first image is changed; generating a storage instruction if it is determined that the first image is changed; collecting and storing images of external environment according to the storage instruction; obtaining a second image according to the collected images of external environment; determining whether or not the second image is changed; and stopping storing images of external environment if it is determined that the second image is not changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yaoqiu Jing, Chengqi Zhou, Hong Wang, Shou Li
  • Patent number: 10198783
    Abstract: Some implementations may provide a computer-implemented method for validating a digital document, the method including: receiving, at a computing device, the digital document comprising at least two digital watermarks, the digital document issued by a central entity; retrieving a first digital watermark from the digital document, the first digital watermark visually presented at a first time point; retrieving a second digital watermark from the digital document, the second digital watermark visually presented at a second time point, the second digital watermark being different from the first digital watermark and the second time point being different from the first time point; and reading the digital document based on the retrieved first and second digital watermarks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MorphoTrust USA, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Martin
  • Patent number: 10198802
    Abstract: Provided is a monitoring system, comprising a imaging-side device, and a matching-side device which receives image data from the imaging-side device and matches the image data. The imaging-side device wirelessly transmits, to the matching-side device, feature value data which denotes feature of an image subject. Upon receiving the feature value data, and on the basis of the result of a comparison between the feature value data and feature value reference data, the matching-side device wirelessly transmits image data request information to the imaging-side device. Upon receiving the image data request information, the imaging-side device wirelessly transmits image data to the matching-side device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
    Inventor: Tomoki Matsukawa
  • Patent number: 10198621
    Abstract: An image-processing device and method for foreground mask correction for object segmentation, includes receipt of a sequence of image frames. A first FG mask is estimated using depth information associated with the input image frame and by binarizing a difference between the input image frame and a background (BG) image of the input image frame. A first set of pixels with a first mask value to be updated to a second mask value is identified in a boundary region of the estimated first FG mask. A second FG mask is determined based on the identification of the first set of pixels in the boundary region of the estimated first FG mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takeda, Mohammad Gharavi-Alkhansari
  • Patent number: 10191053
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a method for measuring and reporting vascularity in a biological tissue sample. The method generally includes: within a digital image of a tissue section, (i) identifying endothelial cells, lymphatic cells, or a combination thereof; (ii) mapping one or more proximity regions, each of the proximity regions defining an area between detected vessels and a first distance outwardly therefrom; and (iii) calculating one or more of: a vessel proximity score or a hypoxia score, wherein the vessel proximity score relates a composition of objects within the proximity regions, and wherein the hypoxia score relates a composition of tissue within or outside of the proximity regions, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Flagship Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven J. Potts