Patents Examined by Jon Chang
  • Patent number: 11030751
    Abstract: Provided are a cell image evaluation device, method, and program which are capable of performing more accurate and high reliable evaluation even though a captured image of each part to be observed within a container is an image of which contrast is low due to influence of meniscus. The cell image evaluation device includes a region determination unit that determines whether a captured image obtained by capturing an inside of a container that contains a cell is an image obtained by capturing a meniscus region within the container or an image obtained by capturing a non-meniscus region within the container and an image evaluation unit that evaluates a state of the cell included in the captured image. The image evaluation unit evaluates the image of the meniscus region and the image of the non-meniscus region by different evaluation methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Wakui
  • Patent number: 11020076
    Abstract: Methods and systems for detecting a dissection of an elongated structure in a three dimensional medical image. One system includes an electronic processor configured to receive the medical image and detect a centerline of the elongated structure. The electronic processor is configured to determine a plurality of two dimensional cross sections of the medical image based on the centerline. For each of the two dimensional cross sections, the electronic processor is configured to determine a radial density profile and determine a density gradient based on the radial density profile. The electronic processor is configured to analyze one or more of a plurality of density gradients determined for each of the two dimensional cross sections, detect a dissection in the elongated structure based on the analysis of the density gradient for each of the two dimensional cross sections, and output a medical report identifying the dissection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark D. Bronkalla, Ben Graf, Arkadiusz Sitek, Yiting Xie
  • Patent number: 11024029
    Abstract: Methods and systems for detecting a dissection of an elongated structure in a three dimensional medical image. One system includes an electronic processor that receives the three dimensional medical image. The electronic processor determines a first periphery and a second periphery of the elongated structure, the first periphery and the second periphery associated with an enhancing part and a non-enhancing part, respectively, of the elongated structure. The electronic processor determines whether the first periphery or the second periphery best illustrates an outermost periphery of the elongated structure and generate a base image based on whether the first periphery or the second periphery best illustrates an outermost periphery of the elongated structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark D. Bronkalla, Ben Graf, Arkadiusz Sitek, Yiting Xie
  • Patent number: 11017555
    Abstract: An image processing device capable of high-accuracy foreign object inspection is provided. The image processing device include a background value setting section configured to (i) obtain a value for use as a background value on a basis of a first pixel value of at least one reference pixel present in the vicinity of a target pixel and having a predetermined positional relationship with the target pixel, and (ii) set the background value of the target pixel to the value obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Koji Kashu
  • Patent number: 11010919
    Abstract: From detecting a marker detected in an image, a physical object on which the marker is provided can be identified. Based on a determining a location of the marker in the physical world, a location and an orientation of the physical object can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Alberto Gabriel Rivera, Tejaswi Koduri, Romil Shah, Shounak Athavale
  • Patent number: 11010930
    Abstract: A method for pre-processing point clouds comprising large amounts of point data. The method comprises converting the points' coordinates to Morton indices, sorting the Morton indices and sequentially determining intervals based on predefined criteria, which intervals define the leaf nodes and form the basis and starting point for the generation of a tree index structure comprising the leaf nodes, nodes, branches and nodes connecting the branches. Point data contained within a node or sub-trees of a node are quantizable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: MY VIRTUAL REALITY SOFTWARE AS
    Inventors: Joris Constant Gaston Verschaeve, Roy Morten Brenna, Jørgen Lind, Rasmus Bording
  • Patent number: 11006095
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to systems and methods for drone-based systems and methods for capturing a multi-media representation of an entity. In some embodiments, the multi-media representation is digital, or multi-view, or interactive, and/or the combinations thereof. According to particular embodiments, a drone having a camera is controlled or operated to obtain a plurality of images having location information. The plurality of images, including at least a portion of overlapping subject matter, are fused to form multi-view interactive digital media representations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Fyusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Johannes Josef Holzer, Stephen David Miller, Radu Bogdan Rusu
  • Patent number: 11004174
    Abstract: A variable image display body and a lenticular image formation method that are capable of displaying a variable image without incongruity are provided. In a variable image display body, lenticular images are composed of arranged image strips obtained by scaling a plurality of images so that subject images appearing in the respective images have the same size, subjecting the scaled images to position adjustment so that reference portions of the subject images in the scaled images are located at the same position, in the superimposed state, trimming a region in which a predetermined number of the scaled images are overlapped and the subject images are included, and extracting image strips in the form of lines from each of the trimmed images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: GRAPAC JAPAN CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihide Yumoto, Kazushi Omori
  • Patent number: 11003957
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a storage medium for certificate identification. The method may comprise: instructing a user to move a certificate according to a designated movement method within an imaging region of a camera of a terminal device; imaging the certificate in the imaging region to obtain a movement video of the certificate; extracting at least one key frame in the movement video; analyzing an image content of the at least one key frame according to a certificate identification method that corresponds to the designated movement method, to generate an analysis result of the image content; and determining, based on the analysis result, whether the certificate is a forged certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Xu, Jidong Chen
  • Patent number: 10987013
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided to implement an automated echocardiograph measurement extraction system. The automated echocardiograph measurement extraction system receives medical imaging data comprising one or more medical images and inputs the one or more medical images into a deep learning network. The deep learning network automatically processes the one or more medical images to generate an extracted echocardiograph measurement vector output comprising one or more values for echocardiograph measurements extracted from the one or more medical images. The deep learning network outputs the extracted echocardiograph measurement vector output to a medical image viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ehsan Dehghan Marvast, Allen Lu, Tanveer F. Syeda-Mahmood
  • Patent number: 10973483
    Abstract: A system and related method for signal processing. Interferometric projection data reconstructed into one or more images for a spatial distribution of a physical property of an imaged object. The interferometric projection data is derived from signals acquired by an X-ray detector (D), said signals caused by X-ray radiation after interaction of said X-ray radiation with an interferometer and with the object (OB) to be imaged, said interferometer (IF) having an inter-grating distance. The reconstructor (RECON) configured to perform, based on the projection data and a forward signal model, a reconstruction operation for one or more images in an image domain of a spatial distribution of at least one physical property of said object (OB) including a refractive index, wherein the reconstructor is configured to perform in the reconstruction operation a scaling operation based on the inter-grating distance of the interferometer and/or on a distance of a location in said image domain from said interferometer (IF).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Thomas Koehler
  • Patent number: 10970585
    Abstract: An adhering substance detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes a calculating unit and a determining unit. The calculating unit calculates, for each cell composed of a predetermined number of pixels in a captured image, an edge feature value that is based on edge vectors in the pixels, and that classifies an edge orientation that is included in the edge feature value, into two types of angle classes. The determining unit determines a condition of adhering substance adhering to an image capturing apparatus that captured the captured image, based on a transition count representing number of transitions the angle class goes through within a unit region that is a predetermined region composed of a predetermined number of the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Nobuhisa Ikeda, Nobunori Asayama, Takashi Kono, Yasushi Tani, Daisuke Yamamoto, Tomokazu Oki, Teruhiko Kamibayashi
  • Patent number: 10964024
    Abstract: This disclosure involves the automatic sizing and placement of text within an image background. For example, a computing system obtains reference font size information for a font type to be applied to message text for display on a digital image. The computing system detects, within an image background of the digital image, a target region having proportions that enclose the message text based on the reference font size information. The computing system determines a target font size for the message text. The target font size allows the message text, when rendered in the font type at the target font size, to fit within the target region of the image background. The computing system generates a combined digital image by rendering the message text in the font type at the target font size within the target region of the image background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Pin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10956746
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a set of video frames associated with a video. A determination can be made that a first set of consecutive video frames of the set of video frames depicts identical content to a second set of consecutive video frames of the set of video frames, wherein the first set of consecutive video frames and the second set of consecutive video frames satisfy a threshold number of consecutive video frames. The video is identified as a looping video based on the determination that the first set of consecutive video frames depicts identical content to the second set of consecutive video frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Huang, Guangshuo Liu, Renbin Peng, Ziheng Wang, Di Liu, Jianyu Wang
  • Patent number: 10956701
    Abstract: A method for imaging includes acquiring surface image data for a target using a first imaging modality. A visual representation of the target based on the surface image data is generated. Internal image data for the target is acquired using a second imaging modality. During acquisition of the internal image data, the visual representation of the target based on the acquired internal image data is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HOLOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: John Laviola, Julian Marshall, Bob Brody, Kenneth F. Defreitas
  • Patent number: 10945684
    Abstract: The ultrasonic CT device includes: a first water tank configured such that an object is inserted therein, the first water tank being filled with a medium through which an ultrasonic wave passes; a ring array that irradiates an ultrasonic wave to the object and detects an ultrasonic wave reflected by the object while moving on an outer surface of the first water tank; and a signal processing unit that generates a tomographic image of the object based on a signal obtained by the ring array. The ultrasonic CT device further includes: a second water tank that houses the first water tank and the ring array; and a lid having a hole or a notch which is provided on a side of the object in the second water tank and which drains the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yushi Tsubota, Masakazu Sugaya, Hideo Kashima, Takahide Terada, Kenichi Kawabata, Wenjing Wu, Kazuhiro Yamanaka, Ai Masuda
  • Patent number: 10949956
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhanced specular reflections are provided. An example method may include determining a first portion of a specular reflection associated with a computer-generated object based on a first contribution from an environment map component at a shading point of the computer-generated object and determining a second portion of the specular reflection associated with the computer-generated object based on a second contribution from a camera feed component at an intersection point of a camera feed and a reflection vector associated with the environment map component. The example method may further include determining the specular reflection, at the shading point, associated with the computer-generated object based on a blending of the first and second portions of the specular reflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Neulander, Jeremy Chernobieff
  • Patent number: 10943366
    Abstract: A digital image is captured. The captured digital image includes a calibration pattern. The calibration pattern includes displayed information about the calibration pattern. The displayed information is read to obtain calibration information about the captured digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Pixameter Corp.
    Inventor: Mansoor Ghazizadeh
  • Patent number: 10930253
    Abstract: A dynamically reconfigurable heterogeneous systolic array is configured to process a first image frame, and to generate image processing primitives from the image frame, and to store the primitives and the corresponding image frame in a memory store. A characteristic of the image frame is determined. Based on the characteristic, the array is reconfigured to process a following image frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Corneliu Zaharia, Petronel Bigioi, Peter Corcoran
  • Patent number: 10922565
    Abstract: The image processing system generates a plurality of separated images based on a first image acquired by photographing an object and a second image acquired by photographing the object in a state of receiving light of a first specific wavelength band. The image processing system specifies, from among the plurality of separated images, a separated image in which reflection on the object is reduced as compared to the first image. The image processing system outputs the separated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi Miyamoto