Patents Examined by Manav Seth
  • Patent number: 11409993
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-readable storage medium for performing a cognitive information processing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Cognitive Scale, Inc.
    Inventors: Joydeep Ghosh, Jessica Henderson, Matthew Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11410451
    Abstract: A display panel including a display function layer displaying an image in a display area, a cover member including a first face and a second face disposed on an opposite side of the first face and faces the display panel, and a fingerprint sensor including a plurality of first detection electrodes disposed in a sensor base and configured to detect unevenness of an object brought into contact with or approaching the first face of the cover member, a shield electrode disposed to face the plurality of first detection electrodes and configured to suppress a change in capacitance between the first detection electrodes and the shield electrode, and switching elements disposed in correspondence with the first detection electrodes, the fingerprint sensor being arranged between the cover member and the display panel and arranged to overlap with the display area when viewed in a direction perpendicular to the first face are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Toshinori Uehara, Yoshitoshi Kida, Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Hayato Kurasawa, Yuji Suzuki, Shoji Hinata, Toshiya Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11412108
    Abstract: Techniques for efficiently identifying objects of interest in an environment and, thereafter, determining the location and/or orientation of those objects. As described below, a system may analyze images captured by a camera to identify objects that may be represented by the images. These objects may be identified in the images based on their size, color, and/or other physical attributes. After identifying these potential objects, the system may define a region around each object for further inspection. Thereafter, portions of a depth map of the environment corresponding to these regions may be analyzed to determine whether any of the objects identified from the images are “objects of interest”—or objects that the system has previously been instructed to track. These objects of interest may include portable projection surfaces, a user's hand, or any other physical object. The techniques identify these objects with reference to the respective depth signatures of these objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Kamarshi, Prasanna Venkatesh Krishnasamy, Amit Tikare
  • Patent number: 11403746
    Abstract: A system and method include obtaining and authenticating image files from users such as insured users at the request of an entity such as an insurance provider. The requesting entity may supply an electronic address of the user and a unique identifier. The system may transmit a link to the electronic address. When selected, the link causes an image authentication application to be installed on a user device. The application takes the images securely and separately from a native camera application. Each image authentication application may be customized for each requesting entity. The authentication server may identify the requesting entity that made the request and identify a corresponding image authentication application to be provided to the electronic address. The images from the image authentication application may be authenticated via reverse image search, time, geolocation, and/or other information. The authenticated images and/or related data may be provided to the requesting entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: TruePic Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey McGregor, Craig Stack, Jason Lyons, Matthew Robben
  • Patent number: 11403741
    Abstract: There is provided a video signal processing apparatus, including: a first interface configured to obtain a first video signal imaged within a first dynamic range; a second interface configured to obtain information for specifying a partial area of the obtained first video signal; and an arithmetic processing circuit configured to calculate a representative value of brightness of the first video signal of the partial area, to compress a dynamic range of the first video signal depending on the calculated representative value, and to generate a second video signal, a dynamic range of the second video signal being restricted to a second dynamic range narrower than the first dynamic range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kikuchi, Jun Onuki, Masaki Hirose
  • Patent number: 11399909
    Abstract: A LUS robotic surgical system is trainable by a surgeon to automatically move a LUS probe in a desired fashion upon command so that the surgeon does not have to do so manually during a minimally invasive surgical procedure. A sequence of 2D ultrasound image slices captured by the LUS probe according to stored instructions are processable into a 3D ultrasound computer model of an anatomic structure, which may be displayed as a 3D or 2D overlay to a camera view or in a PIP as selected by the surgeon or programmed to assist the surgeon in inspecting an anatomic structure for abnormalities. Virtual fixtures are definable so as to assist the surgeon in accurately guiding a tool to a target on the displayed ultrasound image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hasser, Russell H. Taylor, Joshua Leven, Michael Choti
  • Patent number: 11382558
    Abstract: An imaging device for monitoring a skin feature includes a camera, at least one processor and memory. The imaging device displays a body area guide, receives a selection of a body area, initiates an image sequence of the body area, the image sequence including capturing, using the camera, a plurality of images, determines whether all body areas have been imaged, analyzes the images, and provides the analyzed images to a clinician. The imaging device can be part of a system including a server in communication with a monitor, where the clinician views the images on the monitor. Additionally, each skin feature can be ranked in order of risk and presented to the clinician in that order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Robert James Kahlke
  • Patent number: 11386570
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a measurement method includes: acquiring a first picture including a background image and a substance, the substance allowing transmission of light from the background image; acquiring a second picture including the background image and the substance in a different positional relation with respect to the first picture; and calculating a first displacement amount representing a difference in position of the background image between the first picture and the second picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Kiminori Toya, Hiroshi Ohno
  • Patent number: 11373265
    Abstract: Some implementations may include a computer-assisted method for authenticating a person at a point of service, the method including: receiving a digital identification document including a digital biometric of the person and a digital watermark, the digital watermark encoding personally identifiable information of the person; retrieving the digital watermark from the received digital identification document; extracting the personally identifiable information from the retrieved digital watermark; and authenticating the person identified by the digital biometric based on the retrieved digital watermark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Idemia Identity & Security USA LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Poder, Robert Andrew Eckel
  • Patent number: 11366069
    Abstract: Disclosed is apparatus for inspecting a sample. The apparatus includes illumination optics for simultaneously directing a plurality of incident beams at a plurality of azimuth angles towards a sample and collection optics for directing a plurality of field portions of output light from two or more of the plurality of angles towards two or more corresponding sensors. The two or more sensors are arranged for receiving the field portions corresponding to two or more angles and generating two or more corresponding images. The apparatus further comprises a processor for analyzing the two or more images to detect defects on the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Guoheng Zhao, Sheng Liu, Ben-Ming Benjamin Tsai
  • Patent number: 11341629
    Abstract: There are described herein methods and system for generating an inspection image of an object from radiographic imaging. The method comprises obtaining a plurality of digital images of the object positioned between a radiation source and a photon beam detector, the digital images taken at different object-detector distances or source-detector distances to create unique grain diffraction patterns in each one of the digital images, and forming the inspection image from image features common to the digital images at a common scale and removing the unique grain diffraction patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Justin Byers
  • Patent number: 11340437
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to structured illumination microscopy (SIM). In particular, the technology disclosed relates to capturing and processing, in real time, numerous image tiles across a large image plane, dividing them into subtiles, efficiently processing the subtiles, and producing enhanced resolution images from the subtiles. The enhanced resolution images can be combined into enhanced images and can be used in subsequent analysis steps. The technology disclosed includes logic to reduce computing resources required to produce an enhanced resolution image from structured illumination of a target. A method is described for producing an enhanced resolution image from images of a target captured under structured illumination. This method applies one or more transformations to non-redundant data and then recovers redundant data from the non-redundant data after the transformations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Ezra Langlois, Andrew James Young, Andrew Dodge Heiberg, Bo Lu
  • Patent number: 11335030
    Abstract: A camera calibration system according to an exemplary embodiment includes a first camera capturing the surroundings of a vehicle; a second camera capturing the surroundings of the vehicle and having an overlapping field of view that overlaps with a field of view of the first camera; and a controller configured to receive a first image obtained by the first camera and a second image obtained by the second camera, detect a plurality of calibration markers positioned in the overlapping field of view in the first image and assign a tag to each of the plurality of calibration markers detected in the first image, detect a plurality of calibrate markers positioned in the overlapping field of view in the second image and assign a tag to each of the plurality of calibrate markers detected in the second image, and calibrate the field of view of at least one of the first camera and the second camera based on the tag assigned to each of the plurality of calibration markers detected in the first image and the tag assigned
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Mando Mobility Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Rajesh Kumar Kamma
  • Patent number: 11335013
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for pre-processing image data before 3D object tracking includes, in at least one aspect, a method including: receiving, at a first computer, image frames from a camera; identifying, by the first computer, locations of interest in the image frames; finding sequences of the locations, wherein each of the sequences satisfies a motion criterion for locations identified in at least three image frames from the camera; and sending output data for the sequences of the locations to a second computer for processing the sequences in the output data by interpolating between specified 2D positions in specific image frames for the sequences, using timestamps of the specific image frames, to produce a virtual 2D position at a predetermined point in time, which is usable for constructing a 3D track of a ball in motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Topgolf Sweden AB
    Inventors: Daniel Forsgren, Stein Norheim
  • Patent number: 11328387
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to method and system for image scaling. The method includes determining a nature of image scaling required to be performed on an input image based on a vertical scaling ratio and a horizontal scaling ratio and includes determining if the image scaling is an upscaling or a downscaling, a symmetric scaling or an asymmetric scaling. The method further includes determining an overall scaling ratio based on a lower or an equal of the vertical scaling ratio and the horizontal scaling ratio. The method further includes scaling an input image to a target image using a polyphase finite impulse response (FIR) scaling filter based on the nature of the image scaling, the overall scaling ratio, and a structure of the polyphase FIR scaling filter. The scaling includes dynamically performing at least one of duplication of lines, addition of filler lines, duplication of pixels, and addition of filler pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Vijay Kumar Kodavalla, Venumadhav Chittapragada Hanumantharao
  • Patent number: 11315363
    Abstract: Gait, the walking pattern of individuals, is one of the most important biometrics modalities. Most of the existing gait recognition methods take silhouettes or articulated body models as the gait features. These methods suffer from degraded recognition performance when handling confounding variables, such as clothing, carrying and view angle. To remedy this issue, a novel AutoEncoder framework is presented to explicitly disentangle pose and appearance features from RGB imagery and a long short-term memory integration of pose features over time produces the gait feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, Ford Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoming Liu, Jian Wan, Kwaku Prakah-Asante, Mike Blommer, Ziyuan Zhang, Luan Tran, Xi Yin, Yousef Atoum
  • Patent number: 11314985
    Abstract: The disclosure provides method of training a machine-learning model employing a procedurally synthesized training dataset, a machine that includes a trained machine-learning model, and a method of operating a machine. In one example, the method of training includes: (1) generating training image definitions in accordance with variations in content of training images to be included in a training dataset, (2) rendering the training images corresponding to the training image definitions, (3) generating, at least partially in parallel with the rendering, ground truth data corresponding to the training images, the training images and the ground truth comprising the training dataset, and (4) training a machine-learning model using the training dataset and the ground truth data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Jesse Clayton, Vladimir Glavtchev
  • Patent number: 11315331
    Abstract: Systems and methods for image based location estimation are described. In one example embodiment, a first positioning system is used to generate a first position estimate. A set of structure façade data describing one or more structure façades associated with the first position estimate is then accessed. A first image of an environment is captured, and a portion of the image is matched to part of the structure façade data. A second position is then estimated based on a comparison of the structure façade data with the portion of the image matched to the structure façade data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Jurgenson, Linjie Luo, Jonathan M Rodriguez, II, Rahul Sheth, Jia Li, Xutao Lv
  • Patent number: 11308343
    Abstract: A method and device for automatically identifying a point of interest in a depth measurement on a viewed object using a video inspection device is disclosed. The video inspect device determines the three-dimensional coordinates in a region of interest on the viewed object and analyzes those surface points to determine the desired measurement application (e.g., determining the deepest point, the highest point, or the clearance between two surfaces). Based on the desired measurement application, the video inspection device automatically identifies the point of interest on the viewed object and places a cursor at that location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Clark A. Bendall
  • Patent number: 11308323
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate generally to computer vision and automation to autonomously identify and deliver for application a treatment to an object among other objects, data science and data analysis, including machine learning, deep learning, and other disciplines of computer-based artificial intelligence to facilitate identification and treatment of objects, and robotics and mobility technologies to navigate a delivery system, more specifically, to an agricultural delivery system configured to identify and apply, for example, an agricultural treatment to an identified agricultural object. In some examples, a method may include, receiving data representing a policy specifying a type of action for an agricultural object, selecting an emitter with which to perform a type of action for the agricultural object as one of one or more classified subsets, and configuring the agricultural projectile delivery system to activate an emitter to propel an agricultural projectile to intercept the agricultural object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Verdant Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Thurston Sibley, Curtis Dale Garner, Andre Robert Daniel Michelin, Lorenzo Ibarria, Patrick Christopher Leger, Benjamin Rewis, Shi Yan