Patents Examined by Jose Couso
  • Patent number: 10133949
    Abstract: A method of generating synthetic data from time series data, such as from handwritten characters, words, sentences, mathematics, and sketches that are drawn with a stylus on an interactive display or with a finger on a touch device. This computationally efficient method is able to generate realistic variations of a given sample. In a handwriting or sketch recognition context, synthetic data is generated from real data in order to train recognizers and thus improve recognition accuracy when only a limited number of samples are available. Similarly, synthetic data can also be used to test and validate such recognizers. Also discussed is a dynamic time warping based approach for both segmented and continuous data that is designed to be a robust, go-to method for gesture recognition across a variety of modalities using only limited training samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene M. Taranta, II, Mehran Maghoumi, Corey Pittman, Joseph J. LaViola, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10127450
    Abstract: Field data is collected of a field. Each instance of field data contains information that can be used to determine a value corresponding to whether or not a plant is present or absent in a particular location and is referred to as a plant presence value. The plant presence values are aggregated using the position data associated with each instance of field data to generate aggregated plant presence values. Gaps between plots are identified based partly on variations in the plant presence values within the aggregated field data. Information known about a field can be used to heuristically identify gaps in a seed line or used to eliminate locations on a seed line that may look like a gap based on low plant presence values. The aggregated plant presence values can be presented as a heat map of plant presence values showing the relative plant density of the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Blue River Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Kamp Redden, James Patrick Ostrowski, James Willis, Zebulon Elias Wheeler
  • Patent number: 10127655
    Abstract: Provided is a method of operating a medical imaging apparatus, comprising: acquiring a first image of a first type corresponding to a first respiratory state of an object; determining motion information of the object with respect to a respiratory state, based on first and second images of a second type respectively corresponding to the first respiratory state and a second respiratory state of the object; and generating a second image of the first type corresponding to the second respiratory state by applying the motion information to the first image of the first type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-won Ryu, Jae-il Kim, Won-chul Bang, Young-taek Oh, Kyong-joon Lee, Jung-woo Chang, Ja-yeon Jeong
  • Patent number: 10129448
    Abstract: An imaging system, a method for imaging an object of interest, and an image of the object of interest. In one embodiment, an imaging system includes a channel configured to receive information from an object of interest, a 3DSS sub-system configured to capture information from the object of interest and generate at least one of 3D surface data or 3D position data based on the information captured by the 3DSS sub-system, and an OCT sub-system configured to perform a line scan of light reflected from the object of interest, generate OCT image data from the line scan, receive the at least one of the 3D surface data or the 3D position data, and generate one or more OCT images using the OCT image data and the at least one of the 3D surface data or the 3D position data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: DENTAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, ORMCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert F. Dillon, Amr Medhat Elbasiony
  • Patent number: 10120057
    Abstract: Example systems and methods are disclosed for determining the direction of an actor based on sensors within an environment. The method may include receiving point cloud data representative of the actor within the environment. The method may also include generating data segments of the point cloud data corresponding to respective height levels of the actor. The method may further include determining an area value for each data segment. Also, the method may include determining a transition between a first data segment and an adjacent second data segment based on a difference between the corresponding area values. Further, the method may include determining that the first data segment is representative of a head of the actor while the second data segment is representative of a body of the actor. The method may also include providing information indicating a direction of the actor based on the second data segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Paul Vincent Byrne, Greg Joseph Klein
  • Patent number: 10121255
    Abstract: An optical sensor system for determining trajectory of a wheel includes: a wheel mounted in a wheel arch having an outer surface covered with evenly-spaced wheel treads; a plurality of optical sensors mounted in the wheel arch but not touching the wheel, for performing a plurality of counts corresponding to respectively capturing a plurality of images of the wheel according to the wheel treads; and a plurality of clear casings respectively mounted in the wheel arch between the wheel and the plurality of optical sensors, but not touching the wheel. The captured images are compared with a reference image to determine a 2D displacement and a calculation is further performed to convert the measured 2D displacement of the wheel from its original position into a distance the wheel travels along a path in order to determine the wheel trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: PixArt Imaging Inc.
    Inventors: Keen-Hun Leong, Boon-How Kok, Dennis Dominic Donald
  • Patent number: 10111635
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes storage circuitry and processing circuitry. The storage circuitry stores therein fluid resistance data representing a correlation among a vascular shape, a blood flow rate, and a pressure loss. The processing circuitry extracts, from three-dimensional image data in which a blood vessel of a subject is rendered, vascular shape data representing a shape of the blood vessel. The processing circuitry performs fluid analysis based on the vascular shape data and the blood flow rate and the pressure loss that correspond to the vascular shape data and that are correlated by the fluid resistance data to derive a functional index related to a blood circulation state in the blood vessel of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Kato, Kenji Hirohata, Akira Kano, Shinya Higashi, Shigeo Kaminaga, Yasuko Fujisawa, Satoshi Wakai
  • Patent number: 10109050
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for performing spatiotemporal background phase correction for phase contrast velocity encoded magnetic resonance imaging includes performing a phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging scan of a region of interest within a patient to yield a complex image and calculating a plurality of filter cut-off frequencies based on physiological limits associated with the patient. A spatiotemporal filter is created based on the plurality of filter cut-off frequencies. This spatiotemporal filter is applied to the complex image to yield a low-pass filtered complex image. Then, complex division is performed using the complex image and the low-pass filtered complex image to yield a corrected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Northwestern University
    Inventors: Bruce S. Spottiswoode, Michael Markl, Ning Jin
  • Patent number: 10108709
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method which, in one embodiment, includes: receiving video data for a first video and deconstructing the video data of the first video into a plurality of context windows; performing, on each context window of the plurality of context windows that includes an image frame, a video analytic function on the image frame to identify one or more characteristics of the context window that are associated with image-related content of the first video; performing, on each context window of the plurality of context windows that includes an audio frame, a video analytic function on the audio frame to identify one or more characteristics of the context window that are associated with audio-related content of the first video; generating, for each of the plurality of context windows, a respective local atomic unit comprising attributes derived from the identified one or more characteristics of the respective context window, to form a plurality of local atomic units; and gen
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Digital Reasoning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Frey, James Whitaker, Matthew Russell
  • Patent number: 10105107
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to medical systems and methods for combining and synergizing information in an expedient format for viewing on a display screen. In one embodiment, a method for combining and synergizing data from different medical systems comprises obtaining from a first medical system an image disposed relative to a first coordinate system, obtaining from a second medical system supplemental data; synchronizing first and second clocks of the first and second medical systems, respectively, and displaying in synchronicity the supplemental data combined with the image. In other embodiments, coordinate systems of the first and second medical systems can be co-registered. In another embodiment, sensor integration time and spatial accuracy of the first and second medical systems can be used with an algorithm to produce synergized information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical International Holding S.à r.l.
    Inventors: Alon Izmirli, Jeffrey A. Schweitzer, Uzi Eichler
  • Patent number: 10095931
    Abstract: A store-entering person attribute extraction apparatus includes a timing detector, an extraction unit, and an associating unit. The timing detector detects a boundary crossing timing for entering a store. The extraction unit extracts predetermined personal attributes from a captured store-entering person image acquired by capturing an image of a person entering the store. The associating unit associates the boundary crossing timing detected by the timing detector with the attributes extracted by the extraction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatsugu Tonoike, Takeshi Onishi, Yusuke Uno, Daisuke Ikeda, Jun Shingu, Yusuke Yamaura
  • Patent number: 10083349
    Abstract: An event signal processing method and apparatus are provided. The event signal processing method includes receiving, from an event-based sensor, event signals including timestamps, generating a first timestamp map based on the timestamps, and interpolating a new timestamp into the first timestamp map based on at least two timestamps of the first timestamp map, to generate a second timestamp map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keun Joo Park, Jin-Man Park, Baek Hwan Cho, Eric Hyunsurk Ryu, Young Wan Seo, Jaehoon Cho
  • Patent number: 10078057
    Abstract: A method of investigating a specimen using a tomographic imaging apparatus, by performing, in multiple iterations, the following steps: (i) Using a Back Projection technique to produce an initial tomogram from a set of initial images; (ii) Subjecting said initial tomogram to a mathematical filtering operation, thereby producing an adjusted tomogram; (iii) Using a Forward Projection technique on said adjusted tomogram to dissociate it into a set of calculated images; (iv) Repeating steps (i)-(iii) until said calculated images satisfy an acceptance criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: FEI Company
    Inventors: Andrew Kingston, Shane Latham, Adrian Sheppard, Glenn Myers, Benoit Recur, Heyang Li
  • Patent number: 10068319
    Abstract: A method for processing a frame in a sequence of successively acquired frames in dynamic digital radiography includes the multi-scale representation of frames being subjected to temporal filtering by adding at least one correction image to a corresponding detail image(s) in the multi-scale representations of a frame of interest, the correction image being computed by combining clipped difference images obtained as the difference between the multi-scale representation of the frame of interest and the multi-scale representations of a selection of other frames in said sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA HEALTHCARE NV
    Inventor: Tom Bertens
  • Patent number: 10067429
    Abstract: A pattern drawing apparatus includes a first image-pickup device for reading an alignment mark and reading a first pattern image for detecting a positional shift, a second image-pickup device for reading the first pattern image and reading a second pattern image for detecting a positional shift drawn by an irradiation light beam from the optical head while carrying out a relative movement between the table and the optical head, and a positional shift detection unit for obtaining a first coordinate difference between a center of a visual field of the first image-pickup device and a center of the first pattern based on a read image by the first image-pickup device and obtaining a second coordinate difference between the center of the first pattern and a specific position of the second pattern based on a read image by the second image-pickup device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ADTEC Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eriko Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10055842
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and other embodiments distinguish disease phenotypes and mutational status using co-occurrence of local anisotropic gradient orientations (CoLIAGe) and Laws features. One example apparatus includes a set of circuits that acquires a radiologic image (e.g., MRI image) of a region of tissue demonstrating breast cancer, computes a gradient orientation for a pixel in the MRI image, computes a significant orientation for the pixel based on the gradient orientation, constructs a feature vector that captures a discretized entropy distribution for the image based on the significant orientation, extracts a set of texture features from the MRI image, and classifies the phenotype of the breast cancer based on the feature vector and the set of texture features. Embodiments of example apparatus may generate and display a heatmap of entropy values for the image. Example methods and apparatus may operate substantially in real-time, or may operate in two, three, or more dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Case Western Reserve University
    Inventors: Prateek Prasanna, Nathaniel Braman, Anant Madabhushi, Vinay Varadan, Lyndsay Harris, Salendra Singh
  • Patent number: 10043093
    Abstract: A supplemental device (2) for attachment to a pen-type drug injection device, the supplemental device comprising an optical sensor array or camera (25) configured to capture an image of one or more numbers representing dose values on a dose dial sleeve of the injection device, and a processor (24) and memory (240,241) arrangement configured to run an algorithm to receive image data from the sensor/camera and extract the dialed dose value from said image via optical character recognition (OCR). The algorithm is able to determine the set dose value which is at the centre of the image (902), also if the dose scale only comprises integer values in steps of two (see FIG. 9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Allerdings, Christian Hoffmann, Rainer Fischer
  • Patent number: 10039514
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable storage medium that stores a program for image processing that causes a computer to execute a process including: detecting a change in a lung based on a plurality of images of the chest scanned at different times, the change in the lung indicating that each position of each part of the lung changes toward a specified position of the lung, and outputting the change of the lung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaki Ishihara, Takayuki Baba, Yusuke Uehara
  • Patent number: 10025986
    Abstract: A method and computing device for detecting and outputting notable moments of a performance. The method may be executable by a processor. The method may include receiving, by a processor, an input video stream of a performance. The method may further include determining, by the processor, a notable moment within the input video stream, the notable moment including an amount of motion greater than a threshold value. The method may also include generating, by the processor, a video clip including the determined notable moment, a portion of the input video stream preceding the determined notable moment, and a portion of the input video stream following the determined notable moment. The method may additionally include outputting, by the processor, the video clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Agile Sports Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Grieb, Andrew Filippini, John Hotovy, Daniel Drews
  • Patent number: 10026189
    Abstract: Example systems and methods are disclosed for determining the direction of an actor based on image data and sensors in an environment. The method may include receiving point cloud data for an actor at a location within the environment. The method may also include receiving image data of the location. The received image data corresponds to the point cloud data received from the same location. The method may also include identifying a part of the received image data that is representative of the face of the actor. The method may further include determining a direction of the face of the actor based on the identified part of the received image data. The method may further include determining a direction of the actor based on the direction of the face of the actor. The method may also include providing information indicating the determined direction of the actor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Paul Vincent Byrne, Daniel Aden