Patents Examined by Jose L. Couso
  • Patent number: 10740123
    Abstract: A system and method for accessing elements of a table in a digital image of the table, including: obtaining the digital image of the table; finding table elements in the digital image based on digital table properties, wherein the table elements define table cells; calculating coordinates of the table cells in the digital image based on the table elements; and accessing content of a selected table cell in the digital image using the coordinates of the selected table element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Nice Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander Vaindiner, Vitaly Shelest, Semyon Kleinerman
  • Patent number: 10735623
    Abstract: Imagery captured by a point-of-sale scanner (e.g., in a supermarket) for purposes of barcode decoding, is contrast-enhanced preparatory to use for watermark decoding—despite the fact that such operation may sometimes result in contrast between certain pixels being diminished. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventor: Eric D. Evans
  • Patent number: 10728434
    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: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: DENTAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, ORMCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert F. Dillon, Amr Medhat Elbasiony
  • Patent number: 10726556
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus for inspecting printed matter on which an image is formed, includes: a region extractor that extracts a first region, in which a character is formed, and a second region, in which the character is not formed, with reference to image forming image data used to form the image; and a defect detector that detects a defect in the first region and a defect in the second region in read image data obtained by reading the printed matter on which the image is formed by the image forming image data, wherein the defect detector includes: a first region defect detector that detects loss of a dot in the first region in the read image data; and a second region defect detector that detects presence of a dot with a density equal to or greater than a predetermined density in the second region in the read image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Makoto Oki
  • Patent number: 10726305
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for generating headshots from a plurality of still images. In one implementation, the system may include a memory storing instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions. The instructions may include instructions to receive a plurality of still images from one or more video feeds, score the plurality of images along a plurality of dimensions based on a scale, rank the plurality of images using at least one of a composite score or at least one of the dimensions, select a subset of the plurality of images using the ranking, and construct at least one headshot of the user from the subset of the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: RingCentral, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher van Rensburg, Martin Arastafar
  • Patent number: 10719932
    Abstract: An ophthalmic image diagnostic tool and method submits a test image to a neural network trained to identify abnormal regions of an ophthalmic image, to distinguish between multiple types of abnormalities, and to associate an abnormality type with each identified potentially abnormal region. Each potentially abnormal region in the test image is highlighted, and in response to a user-selection of a highlighted region, a previously diagnosed sample (e.g., from a library of samples) of the abnormality type associated with the selected highlighted region is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS MEDITEC, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan D. Shemonski, Mary K. Durbin
  • Patent number: 10713344
    Abstract: A method for secure user identification is disclosed, comprising the steps of: creating a first user identification; uniquely associating the user identification with the user; recording, using the identification device, an unknown user's head from a range of positions and using illumination in different wavelengths; retrieving a second user identification; and comparing, using the identification device, the second user identification against the recording of the unknown user's head and a plurality of measured movements of the unknown user's head and hand to identify the unknown user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: LEXTRON SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 10706318
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to improve robot object recognition. An example apparatus includes a visual object recognizer to obtain a visual identifier associated with a target object, and a recognizable object model generator to generate a model of the target object based on mapping an image of the target object to classifier information corresponding to the visual identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Oleg Pogorelik
  • Patent number: 10699140
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for capturing, collecting, and distributing event information displayed on signs. The method may include capturing, by a mobile device, an image of a sign that displays information for an event. The method may also include extracting information for the event from the captured image of the sign, and determining a location of the mobile device when the image of the sign was captured. Furthermore, the method may include uploading, to a server, a time when the image was captured, the information for the event extracted from the captured image, a location of the event determined from extracted event information, a location of the sign, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Amol Kench, Gautam Nirula, Arnold Jason Gum
  • Patent number: 10701374
    Abstract: Techniques for image recompression. In one implementation, the techniques are implemented to recompress a baseline joint photographic experts group (JPEG) image with compression savings. The techniques replace the Huffman coding of baseline JPEG with an arithmetic coding that uses a sophisticated adaptive probability model. The arithmetic coding techniques avoid global operations such as global sorting that would prevent distributed and multithreaded decompression operations when recovering the original JPEG image from the recompressed image. At the same time, the techniques realize substantial compression savings relative to baseline JPEG, on average 23% compressing savings in some implementations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Horn, Ken Elkabany, Keith Winstein
  • Patent number: 10692262
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for processing information of multiple cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Seong Yong Lim, Yong Ju Cho, Jeong Il Seo, Joo Myoung Seok
  • Patent number: 10687766
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described to generate, using a first image generation technique, a first image based on the first image data, display the first image to an operator, receive, from the operator, one or more indications of features in the first image of the patient volume, generate, using a second image generation technique, a second image based on the first image data, perform automated feature extraction on the second image to automatically extract information associated with features of the patient volume, and output a feature report of the patient volume based on the one or more indications of features and the information associated with features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Christian D. Eusemann
  • Patent number: 10692243
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system may access an image and generate a feature map for the image using a neural network. The system may identify regions of interest in the feature map. Regional feature maps may be generated for the regions of interest, respectively. Each of the regional feature maps has a first, a second, and a third dimension. The system may generate a first combined regional feature map by combining the regional feature maps. The combined regional feature map has a first, a second, and a third dimension. The system may generate a second combined regional feature map by processing the first combined regional feature map using one or more convolutional layers. The system may generate, for each of the regions of interest, information associated with an object instance based on a portion of the second combined regional feature map associated with that region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Vajda, Peizhao Zhang, Fei Yang, Yanghan Wang
  • Patent number: 10679378
    Abstract: A system configured to determine a six-degree of freedom pose of a physical object in a physical environment and to utilize the six-degree of freedom pose as an within a virtual environment or mixed reality environment. In some cases, the system may utilize one or more cameras on a headset device to track the pose of a controller or other objects and one or more cameras on the controller itself to track the pose of the headset device or the user. In one example, the system may capture image data of a physical object having a constellation or pattern on the external source. The system may analyze the image data to identify image points associated with the constellation or pattern and to determine the pose of the object based on a location of the points in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Occipital, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas M. Reddy, Jeffrey Roger Powers, Paul Jakob Schroeder, Chris Slaughter, Ganesh Mallya
  • Patent number: 10679356
    Abstract: A dynamic analysis system includes an imaging unit, an attenuation process unit and an analysis unit. The imaging unit images a dynamic state of a subject, thereby generating a plurality of frame images showing the dynamic state of the subject. The attenuation process unit performs an attenuation process to attenuate an image signal component of a product in the frame images. The analysis unit analyzes the dynamic state of the subject based on the frame images after the attenuation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shintaro Muraoka, Shikou Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10674909
    Abstract: An ophthalmic analysis apparatus for analyzing OCT motion contrast (MC) image data of a subject's eye acquired using an OCT apparatus for ophthalmology includes analysis process means for analyzing the OCT MC image data, in which the analysis process means generates OCT blood vessel change data including temporal change information in relation to a blood vessel region of the subject's eye based on first OCT MC image data and second OCT MC image data acquired at mutually different times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kano, Norimasa Satake, Yukihiro Higuchi, Yasuhiro Furuuchi
  • Patent number: 10669035
    Abstract: A system detects ice on a surface. The system comprises an ultraviolet (UV) light source configured to project light primarily in the UV-A spectrum onto the surface. The system further comprises an optical device configured to capture an image of the surface while the light primarily in the UV-A spectrum is projected by the UV light source. The system further comprises a control device communicatively coupled to the optical device. The control device is configured to receive the image from the optical device and determine whether or not ice is present on the surface based respectively on whether or not visible light induced by the light projected by the UV light source is captured in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Charles Steven Meis
  • Patent number: 10664993
    Abstract: A system configured to determine a pose of a physical object in a physical environment and to utilize the pose as an input to control or manipulate a virtual environment or mixed reality environment. In some cases, the system may be capture image data of a physical object having a constellation or pattern on the external source. The system may analyze the image data to identify points associated with the constellation or pattern and to determine the pose based on the identified points and a stored object model associated with the physical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Occipital, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas M. Reddy, Jeffrey Roger Powers, Paul Jakob Schroeder, Chris Slaughter, Ganesh Mallya
  • Patent number: 10657646
    Abstract: A method may include acquiring MR signals by an MR scanner and generating image data in a k-space according to the MR signals. The method may also include classifying the image data into a plurality of phases. Each of the plurality of phases may have a first count of spokes. A spoke may be defined by a trajectory for filling the k-space. The method may also include classifying the plurality of phases of the image data into a plurality of groups and determining reference images based on the plurality of groups. Each of the reference images may correspond to the at least one of the phases of the image data. The method may further include reconstructing an image sequence based on the reference images and the plurality of phases of the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: UIH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Jingyuan Lyu, Yu Ding, Qi Liu, Jian Xu
  • Patent number: 10643335
    Abstract: An optical sensor system for determining trajectory of a car, the optical sensor system being mounted in a wheel arch of the car, includes: a plurality of optical sensors mounted in the wheel arch above a wheel, the optical sensors being located behind a plurality of clear casings that do not touch the wheel, for performing a plurality of counts corresponding to respectively capturing a plurality of images of the wheel according to an outer surface of the wheel evenly covered with wheel treads. The captured images are compared with a reference image to determine a 2D displacement of the wheel from its original position. This measured 2D displacement is converted into a distance the wheel travels along a path, and the wheel trajectory is determined by calculating a turning degree of the wheel according to a trigonometric manipulation of the captured 2D displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: PixArt Imaging Inc.
    Inventors: Keen-Hun Leong, Boon-How Kok, Dennis Dominic Donald