Patents Examined by Kim Y. Vu
  • Patent number: 10297009
    Abstract: Apparatus and Method for Generating an Extrapolated Image Using a Recursive Hierarchical Process A method and apparatus for generating an extrapolated image from an existing film or video content, which can be displayed beyond the borders of the existing film or video content to increase viewer immersiveness, are provided. The present principles provide for hierarchical processing in which higher resolution images are generated at each higher level, and wherein the higher level image is generated based on prediction and weighting derived from a current level image, and the current level is refined for the prediction based on overlapping data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Fabrice Urban, Philippe Guillotel, Laura Turban
  • Patent number: 10296775
    Abstract: A device for capturing prints of areas of skin of human autopodia or parts thereof supplied with blood, including: a contact surface for placing on an area of skin; a composite containing a sensor layer with light-sensitive sensor elements arranged in a first pixel grid; and light-emitting elements. The light-emitting elements are arranged to form a second pixel grid. They emit light in a frequency range for which the sensor layer is at least partially transparent, with the result that light emitted from the contact surface in the direction of an area of skin can be coupled into it. The light-emitting elements can be actuated individually or in groups and thus switched on and off, with the result that these light-emitting elements can be actuated for the representation of visual information in dependence on intensity values determined by the light-sensitive sensor elements for display on the contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: JENETRIC GmbH
    Inventors: Joerg Reinhold, Dirk Morgeneier, Roberto Wolfer
  • Patent number: 10298834
    Abstract: A video refocusing system operates in connection with refocusable video data, information, images and/or frames, which may be light field video data, information, images and/or frames, that may be focused and/or refocused after acquisition or recording. A video acquisition device acquires first refocusable light field video data of a scene, stores first refocusable video data representative of the first refocusable light field video data, acquires second refocusable light field video data of the scene after acquiring the first refocusable light field video data, determines a first virtual focus parameter (such as a virtual focus depth) using the second refocusable light field video data, generates first video data using the stored first refocusable video data and the first virtual focus parameter, wherein the first video data includes a focus depth that is different from an optical focus depth of the first refocusable light field video data, and outputs the first video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Colvin Pitts, Yi-Ren Ng
  • Patent number: 10282850
    Abstract: A system is provided for determining coordinated motion between objects. The system includes a velocity data receiving component, a position data receiving component, a multidimensional indexing component and a determining component. The velocity data receiving component receives velocity data of the objects. The position data receiving component receives position data of the objects. The multidimensional indexing component generates multidimensional indices of the objects based on the velocity data and position data. The determining component determines whether there is coordinated motion between objects based on the multidimensional indices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Ronald J. Wroblewski
  • Patent number: 10282830
    Abstract: An apparatus for image contrast enhancement and a method, electronic equipment that includes: a dividing unit configured to divide an input image into at least two layers; and detail degrees of the at least two layers are different; an enhancing unit configured to perform contrast enhancement on each of the at least two layers respectively; and degrees of enhancing contrasts of the layers are different; and a combining unit configured to combine the contrast-enhanced at least two layers. By dividing the input image into at least two layers with different detail degrees and performing contrast enhancement on the at least two layers at different degrees, the contrast of the image may be accurately and effectively enhanced, thereby a display effect of the image may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Bingrong Wang, Zhiming Tan
  • Patent number: 10278663
    Abstract: Sensor coupled to the ultrasound probe provides position information related to an ultrasound imaging position in the object. A processor performs first registration between the medical image and the ultrasound image based on the anatomical feature in the ultrasound image and a medical image of the object acquired by imaging modality different from the ultrasound apparatus, obtains first registration information which provides a relationship between a coordinate system of the medical image and a coordinate system of the ultrasound image based on the first registration, performs second registration between the sensor and the medical image based on the position information and the first registration information, and obtains second registration information based on the second registration. A display displays a portion of the medical image corresponding to the ultrasound imaging position based on the second registration information. The medical image includes one among SPECT, PET, MR, PET-CT, and PET-MR image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Gyu Hyun, Jong Beom Ra, Duhgoon Lee, Woo Hyun Nam, Won Chul Bang
  • Patent number: 10282823
    Abstract: An image processing method and related apparatus. An image is decomposed into spatial frequency components images. The spatial frequency component images are normalized relative to specific noise models, remapped by a noise reduction function and are then combined to obtain a noise reduced version of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Mathias Schlüter, Hanns-Ingo Maack, Bernd Lundt
  • Patent number: 10282820
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining at least one of projection data from a spectral scan or image data generated from the projection data, selecting a local reference dataset from the at least one of the projection data or the image data, determining a noise pattern for the selected reference dataset, estimating underlying local structure from the reference dataset based on the noise pattern, and restoring at least one of the projection data or the image data based on the estimated underlying local structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Liran Goshen
  • Patent number: 10276019
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting a fall risk condition, the system comprising a surveillance camera configured to generate a plurality of frames showing an area in which a patient at risk of falling is being monitored, and a computer system comprising memory and logic circuitry configured to store motion feature patterns that are extracted from video recordings, the motion feature patterns are representative of motion associated with real alarm cases and false-alarm cases of fall events, receive a fall alert from a classifier, determine motion features of one or more frames from the plurality of frames that correspond to the fall alert; compare the motion features of the one or more frames with the motion feature patterns, and determine whether to confirm the fall alert based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CareView Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Gail Johnson, Derek del Carpio
  • Patent number: 10275887
    Abstract: A method for identifying features in an image, the method comprising: a) from a first location, scanning the image along a scan path in a scan direction away from the first location so as to detect a border in the image at a second location; b) mapping a path defined by the border in a first direction along the border from the second location, the path being mapped in dependence on a border quality measure; c) determining whether the mapped path forms a perimeter; and d) if the mapped path does form a perimeter, scanning the image from the mapped path so as to detect a further border in the image; or if the mapped path does not form a perimeter, mapping a path defined by the border from the second location in a second direction along the border that is different to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: String Limited
    Inventor: Johan Øverbye
  • Patent number: 10275632
    Abstract: A display apparatus which is also able to receive and identify fingerprints comprises a first substrate, a second substrate, a liquid crystal layer, a plurality of dummy pixel units located in a non-display region, a fingerprint identification module, and a plurality of data extending lines. Each of the dummy units comprises first and second auxiliary electrodes. The fingerprint identification module comprises signal transmitting layer and signal receiving components on the signal transmitting layer. The signal receiving component receives reflected ultrasonic wave and converts the received waves into fingerprint signal. The data extending line is electrically connected with the dummy pixel unit. The signal receiving component transmits the fingerprint signals to the at least one first auxiliary electrode and the data extending line thus receives the fingerprint signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: INTERFACE OPTOELECTRONIC (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., GENERAL INTERFACE SOLUTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Chun-Chi Chen, Shang-Yu Huang, Chen-You Chen, Shih-Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 10276040
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for tracking a target vehicle (9) approaching a motor vehicle (1) by means of a camera system (2) of the motor vehicle (1). A temporal sequence of images (10) of an environmental region of the motor vehicle (1) is provided by means of at least one camera (3) of the camera system (2). The target vehicle (9) is detected in an image (10) of the sequence by means of an image processing device (5) of the camera system (5) based on a feature of a front (11) or of a rear of the target vehicle (9) and then the target vehicle (9) is tracked over subsequent images (10) of the sequence based on the detected feature. Wherein at least a predetermined feature of a lateral flank (14) of the target vehicle (9) is detected in one of the subsequent images (10) of the sequence by the image processing device (5), and after detection of the feature of the lateral flank (14), the target vehicle (9) is tracked over further images (10) of the sequence based on the feature of the lateral flank (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Connaught Electronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Damien Dooley, Martin Glavin, Edward Jones, Liam Kilmartin
  • Patent number: 10275879
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for image registration and image subtraction. The technique includes perform acquiring data related to the image processing, performing a pre-processing of the images, performing an image registration, performing an image subtraction, performing a post-processing of the images and managing storage of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jichao Yan, Qiang Li
  • Patent number: 10275885
    Abstract: A method for identifying a color block area in an image, the method comprising: a) scanning for border crossings in the image in a direction from a user-provided origin point; b) on finding a border crossing, tracing a path of the border such that the color block area is on a predetermined side of the traced path; and c) if the path encloses the origin point and is traced clockwise or counterclockwise according to the predetermined choice of keeping the color block area to the right or left respectively, determining that the border is the perimeter for the color block area; or if not, continuing to scan for border crossings in said direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: String Limited
    Inventor: Johan Øverbye
  • Patent number: 10268912
    Abstract: Methods and systems of identification of objects in query images are disclosed. Keypoints in the query images are identified corresponding to objects to be identified. Visual words are identified in a dictionary of visual words for the identified keypoints. A set of hits is identified corresponding to reference images comprising the identified keypoints. Reference images corresponding to the identified set of hits are ranked using clustering of matches in a limited pose space. The limited pose space comprises a one-dimensional table corresponding to the rotation between the object to be identified with respect to the reference image. A first subset of M reference images that obtained a rank above a predetermined threshold is then selected. Offline, hybrid and combined offline and hybrid systems for performing the proposed methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CATCHOOM TECHNOLOGIES, S.L.
    Inventors: Tomasz Adamek, David Marimon, Luis Martinell Andreu
  • Patent number: 10268926
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method and an apparatus for processing point cloud data. The method in an embodiment comprises: presenting a to-be-labeled point cloud frame and a camera image formed by photographing an identical scene at an identical moment as the point cloud frame; determining, in response to an operation of selecting an object in the point cloud frame by a user, an area encompassing the selected object in the point cloud frame; projecting the area from the point cloud frame to the camera image, to obtain a projected area in the camera image; and adding a mark in the projected area, for labeling, by the user, the selected object in the point cloud frame according to the mark indicating an object in the camera image. This implementation can assist labeling personnel in rapidly and correctly labeling an object in a point cloud frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaiwen Feng, Zhuo Chen, Bocong Liu, Yibing Liang, Yu Ma, Haifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10268893
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for identifying the video content as spherical video or non-spherical video in response to determining that frame scores and video scores satisfy a threshold level. For example, a plurality of image frames can be extracted from video content, classified in a dual stage process, and scored according to particular classification and scoring mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Neil Aylon Charles Birkbeck, Ka-kit Lam, Damien Kelly, Andrew Joseph Crawford, Anil Christopher Kokaram
  • Patent number: 10262409
    Abstract: Method for generating a test-set for inspection of a design being printed by a printing-press, each color-unit in the printing-press prints a respective color. The design is composed of original-layers. Inspection includes determining the origin of at least one defect in the printed-design. The method includes the procedures of generating defective-layer or layers of the design, by introducing at least one selected defect to at least one selected original-layer, in a selected location or locations and combining layers using a trained-synthesis-neural-network. The layers include the defective-layer or layers and remaining ones of the original-layers. The trained-synthesis-neural-network provides a plurality of features respective of each pixel. The method also includes the procedure of generating the test-set from the output of the synthesis-neural-network. The test-set includes at least one synthesized-test-image. The synthesized-test-image includes at least one synthesized-defect at the selected location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ADVANCED VISION TECHNOLOGY (A.V.T.) LTD.
    Inventors: Maya Dekel-Klein, Chanan Gazala
  • Patent number: 10262406
    Abstract: A simulator includes a measurement unit that performs image measurement of preliminarily obtained image data corresponding to processing performed using a visual sensor, an execution unit that executes a control operation for generating a control instruction directed to a processing device based on a measurement result obtained by the measurement unit and for generating a read instruction directed to the measurement unit for reading the image data, a storage unit that stores the image data read in response to the read instruction in a manner associated with information indicating a position or a displacement of a carrier serving as a reference for the image measurement performed in response to the read instruction, and a reproduction unit that reproduces a behavior of the created system based on time-series data for the control operation output from the execution unit and the information associated with the image data stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori Sakaguchi, Haruna Shimakawa, Katsushige Ohnuki, Ryo Ichimura
  • Patent number: 10251626
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical image processing apparatus includes a storage and processing circuitry. The storage stores a first image indicating a breast of an object captured by a medical image diagnostic apparatus and interpretation information associated with the first image. The processing circuitry generates, based on position information of a region of interest based on the interpretation information and information of an interpretation direction, schematic diagram information for adding information about a position of the region of interest onto a schematic diagram of the breast. The processing circuitry transmits information, including the schematic diagram information, for generating the schematic diagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki Utsunomiya, Yusuke Kano, Shinya Sugiyama, Kei Mori, Tooru Kato, Hiroaki Nakai