Patents Examined by Li Liu
  • Patent number: 11521377
    Abstract: A landslide recognition method based on Laplacian pyramid remote sensing image fusion includes: performing original remote sensing image reconstruction based on extracted local features and global features of remote sensing images through a Laplacian pyramid fusion module to generate a fused image, constructing a deep learning semantic segmentation model through a semantic segmentation network, labeling the fused image to obtain a dataset of landslide disaster label map, and training the deep learning semantic segmentation model by the dataset, and then storing when a loss curve is fitted and a landslide recognition accuracy of remote sensing image of the deep learning semantics segmentation model meets a requirement by modifying a structure of the semantic segmentation network and adjusting parameters of the deep learning semantics segmentation model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: Guojie Wang, Zhen Dong, Zifan Liang, Aiqing Feng, Guofu Wang, Yanjun Wang, Buda Su
  • Patent number: 11514362
    Abstract: A safety-based prediction apparatus, system and method are provided. A machine learning hardware accelerator (MLHA) includes a main classifier (MC) module, at least one guardian classifier (GC) module, and a final predicted class decision module. The MC module predicts an MC predicted class based on input data, and includes a pre-trained, machine learning main classifier (MLMC) that has at least one safety critical (SC) class and a plurality of non-SC classes. Each guardian classifier (GC) module is associated with an SC class, and predicts a GC predicted class based on the input data. Each GC module includes a pre-trained, machine learning guardian classifier (MLGC) having two classes including an associated SC class and a residual class that includes any non-associated SC classes and the plurality of non-SC classes. A decision module determines and outputs a final predicted class based on the MC predicted class and each GC predicted class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventor: Emre Ozer
  • Patent number: 11509392
    Abstract: A communication system transmits relay data through a communication path including a plurality of sections in which different communication schemes are used. A relay communication device is provided between a first section and a second section which are adjacent sections. The relay communication device includes a receiving unit receiving the relay data from the first section through a frame of a first communication scheme, and a relaying unit configuring, in a frame of a second communication scheme used to transmit the relay data to a relay destination, signal quality information representing signal quality calculated for a physical link in each of the sections through which the relay data is transmitted before arriving at the relay communication device, and outputting the frame of the second communication scheme to the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Takafumi Tanaka, Shokei Kobayashi, Seiki Kuwabara, Yoshiaki Yamada
  • Patent number: 11507832
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media for tuning behavior of a machine learning (ML) model by providing an alternative loss function used during training of a ML model, the alternative loss function enhancing reliability of the ML model, calibrating the confidence of the ML model after training, and reducing risk in downstream tasks by providing a mapping between the confidence of the ML model to the expected accuracy of the ML model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Sean Saito, Auguste Byiringiro
  • Patent number: 11509393
    Abstract: An optical wireless transmission system 10 includes a transmission device including at least one memory storing instructions, and at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to; generate a plurality of digital outphasing signals; orthogonally modulate the digital outphasing signals at an intermediate frequency; and set an intermediate frequency for satisfying a specified signal-to-distortion power ratio based on a sampling frequency, wherein the digital outphasing signals are orthogonally modulated at the intermediate frequency; a hardware optical fiber module configured to convert orthogonally modulated digital electrical signals into optical signals, transmit the optical signals through an optical fiber, and convert the optical signals into digital electrical signals; and a remote unit configured to combine the digital electrical signals transmitted by the hardware optical fiber module, and transmit a combined signal as a radio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Shinichi Hori, Yuma Kase
  • Patent number: 11508036
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus decodes encoded RAW data that includes subband data being encoded with lossy encoding scheme, and determines one of a plurality of classifications based on the decoded subband data, wherein the plurality of classifications are based on a feature of an image. The apparatus also obtains correction data corresponding to the determined classification, and corrects recomposed data, which is obtained by applying frequency recomposition to the decoded subband data, based on the correction data, in order to obtain the corrected data as decoded RAW data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeki Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 11501417
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprising a first correction unit which performs first gray-level correction on an image of a target region using a first correction amount, a first estimation unit which estimates a number of specific objects in the image of the target region corrected by the first correction unit, a second correction unit which performs second gray-level correction on the image of the target region using a second correction amount that is different from the first correction amount, a second estimation unit which estimates the number of specific objects in the image of the target region corrected by the second correction unit; and a selection unit which selects a larger one of the number of the specific objects estimated by the first estimation unit and the number of the specific objects estimated by the second estimation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsuto Sugaya
  • Patent number: 11502491
    Abstract: At least two cascaded chains of intelligent support boxes linked by optical cable provide the needed elements to link the electric AC power line and low voltage DC power lines to the many known outlets and switches (wiring devices) and their loads be it AC or DC operated, with the AC and DC lines are separately drawn through separated conduits and ducts safely and accurately controlled by an home controller and/or via a command converter and a distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Elbex Video Ltd.
    Inventor: David Elberbaum
  • Patent number: 11496769
    Abstract: Techniques for coding sets of images with neural networks include transforming a first image of a set of images into coefficients with an encoder neural network, encoding a group of the coefficients as an integer patch index into coding table of table entries each having vectors of coefficients, and storing a collection of patch indices as a first coded image. The encoder neural network may be configured with encoder weights determined by jointly with corresponding decoder weights of a decoder neural network on the set of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Shuangfei Zhai, Joshua M. Susskind
  • Patent number: 11494946
    Abstract: A data compression device and a compression method are provided. The data compression device includes a quantization table processing unit and a quantization unit. The quantization table processing unit determines a target quantization table in which a quantization coefficient satisfies a data distortion rate and a compression ratio of a preset condition according to a target compression ratio. By constructing different quantization tables for different data, a distortion rate is greatly reduced based on satisfying a compression ratio, and issues that the distortion rate and the compression ratio cannot be simultaneously satisfied in the prior art are alleviated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Jiang Zhu
  • Patent number: 11493703
    Abstract: A laser device for optical communication comprises a first laser unit connected to a first optical fiber for supplying a transmission laser beam thereto. wherein the laser device is configured for providing a reference laser beam in addition to the transmission laser beam. For providing the reference laser beam the laser device further includes a second laser unit connected to a second optical fiber for supplying the reference laser beam to the second optical fiber. The first laser unit is configured for providing the transmission laser beam as a linear polarized beam that is polarized in a first polarization direction, and the second laser unit is configured for providing the reference laser beam as a linear polarized beam that is polarized in a second polarization direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Lun Kai Cheng, Kristiaan Albert Broekens, Hendrik De Man
  • Patent number: 11488291
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes one or more processors including hardware. The one or more processors are configured to: divide, regarding a plurality of images acquired by capturing images of an imaging subject over time, the respective images into a plurality of regions; calculate, for the respective divided regions, motion vectors by detecting movements of the imaging subject; detect luminances and contrasts of the respective regions and detect specific regions where the detected luminances and contrasts satisfy determination conditions, the determination conditions being that the luminances are equal to or greater than a first threshold and that the contrasts are equal to or less than a second threshold; select the motion vectors to be used by excluding the motion vectors of the detected specific regions from the calculated motion vectors; and generate a combined image by performing position alignment of the plurality of images by using the selected motion vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Takeshi Fukutomi
  • Patent number: 11481874
    Abstract: A dynamic positioning control system having a transparent or semi-transparent substrate, an image processor, and one or more image-generating elements operatively connected to the image processor configured to simultaneously generate a plurality of images within an overall image-generating-capable field area of the substrate is provided. A dynamic positioning control system having a transparent or semi-transparent substrate, a dimming controller, and a plurality of electrodes operatively connected to the dimming controller configured to dim one or more areas on or within the substrate within an overall electrochromic dimming-capable field area is also provided. The image processor and the dimming controller may be separate elements or may be a single controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventor: Arnold Chase
  • Patent number: 11476949
    Abstract: A communication network includes a coherent optics transmitter, a coherent optics receiver, an optical transport medium operably coupling the coherent optics transmitter to the coherent optics receiver, and a coherent optics interface. The coherent optics interface includes a lineside interface portion, a clientside interface portion, and a control interface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Alberto Campos, Zhensheng Jia, Matthew D. Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11475670
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of creating a template of original video content, which is performed on a computer device that has access to a previously generated database of original video content. The method comprises receiving identifiers for at least a portion of an original video content; extracting at least a portion of metadata of the original video content; extracting at least a portion of frames from a sequence of frames of the original video content; identifying a sequence of scenes; creating a vector of the sequence of scenes; generating a template of the original video content that includes at least the portion of the metadata, and a vector of the sequence of scenes of the original video content; and storing the template in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: GROUP IB, LTD
    Inventor: Pavel Vladimirovich Slipenchuk
  • Patent number: 11470019
    Abstract: An example system includes a network switch and a plurality of server computers communicatively coupled to the first network switch. The network switch includes a first transceiver configured to transmit data according to a first maximum throughput, and each server computer includes a respective second transceiver configured to transmit data according to a second maximum throughput that is less than the first maximum throughput. The network switch is configured to transmit, using the first transceiver according to the first maximum throughput, first data including a plurality of optical subcarriers to each of the server computers. Each of the server computers is configured to receive, using a respective one of the second transceivers, the first data from the network switch, and extract, from the first data, a respective portion of the first data addressed to the server computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventor: Steven J. Hand
  • Patent number: 11461882
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image processing apparatus that generate a plurality of reduced images with different reduction rates from an input image, applies predetermined processing to the reduced images, enlarges the reduced images into their respective original resolutions, and then composes the enlarged images into a composite image. The apparatus applies processing to the input image based on the composite image. The apparatus, depending on a setting, applies the processing to an input image based on the composite image generated from a previous input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Takayuki Yasuda
  • Patent number: 11450085
    Abstract: Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for receiving a set of images in a video stream, receiving input that selects an image capture mode icon from a plurality of image capture mode icons; selecting a blur operation from a plurality of blur operations based on the image capture mode icon selected by the input; and modifying the video stream based on the selected blur operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Yurii Monastyrshyn
  • Patent number: 11450118
    Abstract: A vehicle may be configured to detect an object within an interior of the vehicle using a vehicle sensor. The vehicle may further determine whether the object should be removed, based on a determined object value, such as may be determined by comparison of an object characteristic to a database of objects. Also, responsive to determining the object should be removed, the vehicle may schedule removal at an automated object-removal center. The vehicle may also wirelessly notify the object-removal center of vehicle arrival when the vehicle arrives at the object-removal center, including sending identification of the object, receiving indication from the object-removal center that the object has been removed, and confirming removal of the object by attempting to detect the object using the vehicle sensor, the confirmation occurring based on non-detection of the object by the vehicle that originally detected the object and requested removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Shiqi Qiu, Fling Tseng, Johannes Geir Kristinsson, Helen Elizabeth Kourous-Harrigan
  • Patent number: 11443400
    Abstract: In computer vision systems that need to decode machine-readable indicia from captured imagery, it is critical to select imaging parameters (e.g., exposure interval, exposure aperture, camera gain, intensity and duration of supplemental illumination) that best allow detection of subtle features from imagery. In illustrative embodiments, a Shannon entropy metric or a KL divergence metric is used to guide selection of an optimal set of imaging parameters. In accordance with other aspects of the technology, different strategies identify which spatial locations within captured imagery should be successively examined for machine readable indicia, in order to have a greatest likelihood of success, within a smallest interval of time. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Eric D. Evans, Christopher M. Haverkate