Patents Examined by Manav Seth
  • Patent number: 10467453
    Abstract: A fingerprint identification apparatus includes a force sensor, a fingerprint sensor, and a switching circuit coupled between the force sensor and the fingerprint sensor. The switching circuit is configured to alternately activate a low power force detection mode to detect the force touch using the force sensor and a low power fingerprint detection mode to detect the finger touch using the fingerprint sensor after a switching period. In response to determining that either the force touch or the finger touch is detected, the fingerprint identification apparatus detects the fingerprint using the fingerprint sensor in a normal fingerprint detection mode. Next, the fingerprint identification apparatus determines whether the detected fingerprint matches one of reference fingerprints, and outputs an interrupt signal indicating whether the detected fingerprint matches one of the reference fingerprints. A fingerprint identification method and a system for fingerprint identification are also introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Chun-Yen Lin, Chia-Sheng Nien
  • Patent number: 10460205
    Abstract: A method of analyzing a set of digital images each having been captured with a digital camera, the method comprising, using at least one processor: a) extracting a camera fingerprint from each image so as to form a set of camera fingerprints, each camera fingerprint being representative of the camera used to capture the image, and being of a first dimension; b) forming a set of dimensionally reduced camera fingerprints from each camera fingerprint, the dimensionally reduced camera fingerprint being of a second dimension smaller than the first dimension; c) forming a first subset of dimensionally reduced camera fingerprints and a second subset of dimensionally reduced camera fingerprints; d) determining a level of similarity between every pairing of the dimensionally reduced camera fingerprints of the first subset; e) determining a level of similarity between every pairing of the dimensionally reduced camera fingerprints of the second subset; f) determining a level of similarity between every pairing of, on th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Functional Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Xufeng Lin, Chang-Tsun Li
  • Patent number: 10460188
    Abstract: A bio-sensing apparatus is used to sense a biopolymer. The bio-sensing apparatus includes a sensing element, a light-transmitting element and a surface plasma resonance layer. The bio-sensing apparatus is disposed on the sensing element. The surface plasma resonance layer is disposed on the light-transmitting element, and is used to receive the biopolymer. The light-transmitting element is disposed between the surface plasma resonance layer and the sensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Gingy Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Jen-Chieh Wu, Chuck Chung, Patrick Lin, Cheng-Jyun Huang, Kuo-Liang You
  • Patent number: 10452890
    Abstract: A fingerprint template input method, device, and medium are provided. The fingerprint template input method includes: an ith fingerprint image captured by a fingerprint identification sensor are acquired, i being a positive integer; a candidate fingerprint template is obtained according to all of the acquired i fingerprint images; it is detected whether the candidate fingerprint template meets a preset condition; and if the candidate fingerprint template meets the preset condition, the candidate fingerprint template is input as a fingerprint template of the user's fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hui Du, Kun Yang
  • Patent number: 10445548
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensing module includes a sensor substrate having a sensing side and a circuit side, an image sensor including conductive traces on the circuit side of the sensor substrate, and a sensor circuit including at least one integrated circuit mounted on the circuit side of the sensor substrate and electrically connected to the image sensor. The sensor substrate may be a flexible substrate. The module may include a velocity sensor on the sensor substrate or on a separate substrate. The module may further include a rigid substrate, and the sensor substrate may be affixed to the rigid substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventor: Fred G. Benkley, III
  • Patent number: 10445551
    Abstract: A fingerprint identification device and a method for manufacturing the fingerprint identification device are provided. The fingerprint identification device includes a solder ball array, a re-distribution layer, an image sensing integrated circuit (IC), a light emitting circuit, a photic layer and a molding material. The re-distribution layer disposed on the solder ball array is electrically connected to a plurality of solder balls. The image sensing IC includes a plurality of through silicon vias (TSVs), and the TSVs are correspondingly electrically connected to the solder balls, respectively, through the re-distribution layer. The light emitting circuit is disposed on one side of the image sensing IC, and electrically connected to the image sensing IC through the re-distribution layer. The image sensing IC controls the light emitting circuit. The photic layer is disposed on the image sensing IC. The molding material encloses the image sensing IC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: EOSMEM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chern-Lin Chen, Shuang-Chin Wu, Ying-Yi Wu
  • Patent number: 10445618
    Abstract: An electronic device associates first information and at least a first portion of a first image, and uses a second image that includes a portion corresponding to at least the first portion of the first image to access the associated first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Mobile Acuity Limited
    Inventors: Anthony Peter Ashbrook, Mark William Wright
  • Patent number: 10440251
    Abstract: An information processing system configured to perform predetermined processing based on out-of-focus information corresponding to a first area of an image, the out-of-focus information corresponding to a difference in focus between the first area of the image and a second area of the image that is different from the first area of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiki Ono, Ryuji Shibata
  • Patent number: 10438051
    Abstract: A server system stores a database of records. Each record stores a digital image of a pet, facial recognition markers, and owner identification information. An owner may register his/her pet using a cellular telephone and a mobile app. The owner is prompted to supply a digital photograph of the pet and to enter eye and nose location information. The system generates therefrom facial recognition markers and stores the markers in a record. If a lost pet is found, a finding user can use a cellular telephone to take a picture of the animal and to enter eye and nose location information. The system generates markers and compares the markers in a facial recognition process to other stored markers to identify records of animals that resemble the lost pet. If the record of the lost pet is identified, then owner identification information in the record is used to contact the owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Finding Rover, Inc.
    Inventors: John Polimeno, Jason John Polimeno, Steven P. Callahan, John M. Schreiner, Rick S. Chang
  • Patent number: 10430643
    Abstract: A server system stores a database of records. Each record stores a digital image of a pet, facial recognition markers, and owner identification information. An owner may register his/her pet using a cellular telephone and a mobile app. The owner is prompted to supply a digital photograph of the pet and to enter eye and nose location information. The system generates therefrom facial recognition markers and stores the markers in a record. If a lost pet is found, a finding user can use a cellular telephone to take a picture of the animal and to enter eye and nose location information. The system generates markers and compares the markers in a facial recognition process to other stored markers to identify records of animals that resemble the lost pet. If the record of the lost pet is identified, then owner identification information in the record is used to contact the owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Finding Rover, Inc.
    Inventors: John Polimeno, Jason John Polimeno, Steven P. Callahan, John M. Schreiner, Rick S. Chang
  • Patent number: 10432985
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, sampling a variable effect distribution of viewing preference data to determine a first set of effects comprising a plurality of first distortion type effects associated with a first distortion type of a first image and to determine a second set of effects comprising a plurality of second distortion type effects associated with the second distortion type of a second image, calculating a preference estimate from a logistic regression model of the viewing preference data according to the first set of effects and the second set of effects, wherein the preference estimate comprises a probability that the first image is preferred over the second image, and selecting one of the first distortion type or the second distortion type according to the preference estimate. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Amy R. Reibman, Kenneth Shirley, Chao Tian
  • Patent number: 10423856
    Abstract: A system and methodologies for neuromorphic vision simulate conventional analog NM system functionality and generate digital NM image data that facilitate improved object detection, classification, and tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Porsche AG
    Inventors: Edmund Dawes Zink, Douglas Allen Hauger, Lutz Junge, Luis Marcial Hernandez Gonzalez, Jerramy L. Gipson, Anh Vu, Martin Hempel, Nikhil J. George
  • Patent number: 10405796
    Abstract: Methods for estimating and predicting tooth wear based upon a single 3D digital model of teeth. The 3D digital model is segmented to identify individual teeth within the model. A digital model of a tooth is selected from the segmented model, and its original shape is predicted. The digital model is compared with the predicted original shape to estimate wear areas. A mapping function based upon values relating to tooth wear can also be applied to the selected digital model to predict wear of the tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Evan J. Ribnick, Guruprasad Somasundaram, Brian J. Stankiewicz, Aya Eid, Ravishankar Sivalingam, Shannon D. Scott, Anthony J. Sabelli, Robert D. Lorentz
  • Patent number: 10402957
    Abstract: A method of analyzing a defect comprising analyzing a digital image of the defect on a portable device using software contained in the device or an associated processor by virtue of a downloaded app. The method can be used for glass, for example, windscreen defects, in automobiles, for bodywork defects and for alloy wheel scuffs. The app can send details to a repair facility to get a quote for repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Pre-Chasm Research Limited
    Inventor: Anthony Rhoades
  • Patent number: 10402984
    Abstract: A method comprising: processing received image data and/or received depth data to track an object moving in a monitored scene space; determining a bearing of the tracked moving object in the monitored scene space; and adaptively filtering outputs from a plurality of spatially diverse microphones in dependence upon the bearing of the tracked moving object in the monitored scene space to produce a combined audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Arto Lehtiniemi, Jussi Leppänen, Antti Eronen
  • Patent number: 10390885
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for evaluating cardiovascular treatment options for a patient. One method includes creating a three-dimensional model representing a portion of the patient's heart based on patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart or vasculature; and for a plurality of treatment options for the patient's heart or vasculature, modifying at least one of the three-dimensional model and a reduced order model based on the three-dimensional model. The method also includes determining, for each of the plurality of treatment options, a value of a blood flow characteristic, by solving at least one of the modified three-dimensional model and the modified reduced order model; and identifying one of the plurality of treatment options that solves a function of at least one of: the determined blood flow characteristics of the patient's heart or vasculature, and one or more costs of each of the plurality of treatment options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HeartFlow, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Spilker, David Eberle, Leo Grady
  • Patent number: 10383554
    Abstract: A kinetic analysis system includes: an analytical value calculation unit configured to divide, into a plurality of divisions, a lung field region included in kinetic images in a plurality of time phases acquired as a result of kymography of a chest of an object, and calculate analytical values of the respective divisions in the plurality of time phases based on at least one of pixel signal values and the number of pixels in the respective divisions; a ventilation state calculation unit configured to calculate index values representing ventilation states of the respective divisions from the analytical values of the respective divisions in the plurality of time phases using different functions corresponding to the respective divisions; a display unit; and a control unit configured to cause the display unit to display the index values representing the ventilation states of the respective divisions in the plurality of time phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Masayuki Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 10387741
    Abstract: A system and methodologies for neuromorphic vision simulate conventional analog NM system functionality and generate digital NM image data that facilitate improved object detection, classification, and tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Porsche AG
    Inventors: Edmund Dawes Zink, Douglas Allen Hauger, Lutz Junge, Luis Marcial Hernandez Gonzalez, Jerramy L. Gipson, Anh Vu, Martin Hempel, Nikhil J. George
  • Patent number: 10387725
    Abstract: A system and methodologies for neuromorphic vision simulate conventional analog NM system functionality and generate digital NM image data that facilitate improved object detection, classification, and tracking so as to detect and predict movement of a vehicle occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Porsche AG
    Inventors: Edmund Dawes Zink, Douglas Allen Hauger, Lutz Junge, Luis Marcial Hernandez Gonzalez, Jerramy L. Gipson, Anh Vu, Martin Hempel, Nikhil J. George
  • Patent number: 10366543
    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: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Jurgenson, Linjie Luo, Jonathan M Rodriguez, II, Rahul Sheth, Jia Li, Xutao Lv