Patents Examined by Marcos L. Torres
  • Patent number: 10939365
    Abstract: A mechanism for controlling secondary-coverage scanning for configuring dual-connectivity. A computing system establishes for a primary access node a scan list of secondary cells based on the primary access node having an X2 interface for each secondary cell and having received a threshold extent of B1 measurement reporting indicating threshold strong coverage of the secondary cell for configuration of dual-connectivity. Further, the computing system establishes for each secondary cell of the scan list a respective B1 measurement threshold based on evaluation of performance history of the secondary cell such as based on extent of secondary-access-node-addition failures involving the secondary cell and/or based on communication-quality metrics such as error rate or retransmission rate. The computing system then configures the primary access node to provide a B1 measurement object conveying the scan list with measurement thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Sanghoon Sung, Udit Thakore, Yu Wang, George W. Harter, III
  • Patent number: 10937206
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for using a neural network to estimate scatter in X-ray projection images and then correct for the X-ray scatter. For example, the neural network is a three-dimensional convolutional neural network 3D-CNN to which are applied projection images, at a given view, for respective energy bins and/or material components. The projection images can be obtained by material decomposing spectral projection data, or by segmenting a reconstructed CT image into material-component images, which are then forward projected to generate energy-resolved material-component projections. The result generated by the 3D-CNN is an estimated scatter flux. To train the 3D-CNN, the target scatter flux in the training data can be simulated using a radiative transfer equation method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yujie Lu, Zhou Yu, Jian Zhou, Tzu-Cheng Lee, Richard Thompson
  • Patent number: 10929653
    Abstract: A method for the recognition of a moving pedestrian by means of a radar sensor system includes the steps of transmitting a primary radar signal into an observation space and of receiving a secondary radar signal reflected by the moving pedestrian. The secondary radar signal is processed, wherein the processing of the secondary radar signal includes the steps of generating a Micro-Doppler spectro-gram of the secondary radar signal, determining, based on the Micro-Doppler spectrogram, an observed bulk speed of the moving pedestrian, determining, based on the Micro-Doppler spectrogram, at least one gait cycle parameter of the moving pedestrian and determining, based on the determined observed bulk speed and the determined gait cycle parameter, an illumination angle between a moving direction of the moving pedestrian and the line of sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Honghui Yan, Tao Zhang, Wolfgang Doerr, Alexander Ioffe
  • Patent number: 10922817
    Abstract: A perception device, including at least one image sensor configured to detect a plurality of images; an information estimator configured to estimate from each image of the plurality of images a depth estimate, a velocity estimate, an object classification estimate and an odometry estimate; a particle generator configured to generate a plurality of particles, wherein each particle of the plurality of particles comprises a position value determined from the depth estimate, a velocity value determined from the velocity estimate and a classification value determined from the classification estimate; an occupancy hypothesis determiner configured to determine an occupancy hypothesis of a predetermined region, wherein each particle of the plurality of particles contributes to the determination of the occupancy hypothesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Koba Natroshvili
  • Patent number: 10922804
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for evaluating image definition, a computer device and a storage medium, wherein the method comprises: obtaining an image to be processed; inputting the image to be processed to a pre-trained evaluation model; obtaining an comprehensive image definition score outputted by the evaluation model, the comprehensive image definition score being obtained by the evaluation model by obtaining N image definition scores based on N different scales respectively, and then integrating the N image definition scores, N being a positive integer greater than one. The solution of the present invention can be applied to improve the accuracy of the evaluation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiang Zhao, Xin Li, Xiao Liu, Xubin Li, Hao Sun, Shilei Wen, Errui Ding
  • Patent number: 10922834
    Abstract: A method for determining volume of an object includes: obtaining a target depth image containing a target object which is captured by a depth image capturing device (S101); performing segmentation based on depth data in the target depth image to obtain a target image region corresponding to the target object (S102); determining a target circumscribed rectangle that corresponds to the target image region and meets a predetermined condition (S103); determining volume of the target object based on the target circumscribed rectangle and the depth data of the target depth image (S104). Compared to the laser-based determination method in the prior art, this method employs a depth image capturing device without a laser measurement device, and thus the economic cost is lower. Further, compared to the manual scale-based determination method in the prior art, the method employs a software program to automatically determine volume without manual cooperation, and has a higher accuracy and efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Wencong Zhang, Kuang Wu, Yonghua Jia
  • Patent number: 10909412
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a display having a notch portion formed on at least one edge thereof, a processor; and a memory configured to store at least one of a position, a size, or a color of a region corresponding to the notch portion, wherein the memory is configured to store instructions that cause the processor to identify an image characteristic of a non-display region of an image that is not displayed by the region corresponding to the notch portion when receiving a user command requesting displaying of the image, and to control the display according to the image characteristic to adjust a region displaying the image and to display the image. Other embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Raetae Kim, Kyunghoon Cha
  • Patent number: 10891745
    Abstract: A system for real-time depth sensing includes a structured-light stereo device, a time of flight device, and a computing device. The computing device executes instructions that cause the computing device to determine depth measurements of a scene using information received by the structured-light stereo device and to determine time of flight measurements of the scene using information received by the time of flight device. The computing device executes further instructions that cause the computing device to generate a depth map using the depth measurements, to generate calibration points using the time of flight measurements, and to update the depth map using the calibration points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Potter, Bryce J. Remesch, Chensong He, Xiao Geng
  • Patent number: 10885654
    Abstract: Methods for determining the straightness value of a hairstyle are provided. In accordance with an embodiment, a method comprises: defining at least one hair analysis region in a digital image in which hair is depicted; ascertaining hair profiles of the hair depicted in the at least one hair analysis region, wherein the hair profiles of all hair depicted in the hair analysis region form a totality of the hair profiles; ascertaining a main direction of the hair profiles; and ascertaining the straightness value of the hairstyle on the basis of the main direction of the hair profiles and the totality of hair profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Georg Knuebel
  • Patent number: 10848912
    Abstract: One example of determining an estimated time of arrival (ETA) based on calibrated distance includes a method implemented by a processor included in a mobile device to be carried by a user. An estimated distance between a starting location and an ending location is received. A calibration factor based on a location of the mobile device on the user's body and a movement pace of the user is determined. The estimated distance between the starting location and the ending location is modified based, in part, on the determined calibration factor resulting in a modified estimated distance. An estimated time to arrive (ETA) at the ending location is determined based, in part, on the modified estimated distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hung A. Pham, Ronald K. Huang
  • Patent number: 10841732
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, devices, servers, apparatus, computer-/processor-readable media, and other implementations, including a method that includes receiving by an emergency call server an indication of an emergency condition at a device, determining whether the device is to be tracked based, at least in part, on the indication of the emergency condition, and transmitting a triggering message from the emergency call server, in response to a determination that the device is to be tracked, to trigger at the device a tracking session to cause the device to periodically collect and send tracking session data to one or more servers. The tracking session, established between the device and the one or more servers, is separate from an emergency call session established between the device and the emergency call server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dirceu Cavendish, Ashok Bhatia
  • Patent number: 10841778
    Abstract: A device, system, and method locates user devices in enterprises. The method performed by an enterprise server of an enterprise includes receiving contact data from an emergency services device, the contact data comprising location related data of a user device and identification data of the user device. The method includes determining if a general location data of the user device is associated with an area data of the enterprise as a function of the location related data. The method includes determining a precise location data of the user device within the area data of the enterprise based on the contact data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: Parameshwaran Krishnan, Navjot Singh
  • Patent number: 10841785
    Abstract: The present disclosure aims to provide a core node capable of reducing the number of messages or an amount of data to be transmitted to the core node. A core node (10) according to the present disclosure includes: a congestion state detector (11) configured to detect a congestion state of an own apparatus; a communication unit (13) configured to receive a NAS request message that has specified an APN from a radio terminal (20); and a controller (12) configured to determine that processing regarding the NAS request message will not be executed while the congestion state of the own apparatus is being detected. The communication unit (13) transmits a reject message including a plurality of APNs that can be specified by the radio terminal (20) to the radio terminal (20) when it is determined in the controller (12) that the processing regarding the NAS request message will not be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Yamada, Yumiko Okuyama, Masashi Shimoma, Akira Kamei, Masahiro Serizawa, Kyoji Hirata, Satoshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10832086
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a target object rendition method performed by an electronic device having a camera and a display screen. The electronic device photographs an entity card by using a camera. From the photograph, the electronic device obtains a to-be-recognized target object that is printed on the entity card and then image interpretation data of the to-be-recognized target object, the image interpretation data being used to reflect a feature of the to-be-recognized target object. After matching the image interpretation data with prestored image interpretation data, the electric device obtains a prestored target object corresponding to prestored image interpretation data matching the image interpretation data. Finally, the electronic device invokes an application (e.g., a computer game) associated with the prestored target object (e.g., a virtual character of the computer game) and renders, using the application, the prestored target object on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMIITED
    Inventor: Ruoxu Yang
  • Patent number: 10817713
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media for generating modified digital images based on verbal and/or gesture input by utilizing a natural language processing neural network and one or more computer vision neural networks. The disclosed systems can receive verbal input together with gesture input. The disclosed systems can further utilize a natural language processing neural network to generate a verbal command based on verbal input. The disclosed systems can select a particular computer vision neural network based on the verbal input and/or the gesture input. The disclosed systems can apply the selected computer vision neural network to identify pixels within a digital image that correspond to an object indicated by the verbal input and/or gesture input. Utilizing the identified pixels, the disclosed systems can generate a modified digital image by performing one or more editing actions indicated by the verbal input and/or gesture input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Trung Bui, Zhe Lin, Walter Chang, Nham Le, Franck Dernoncourt
  • Patent number: 10812934
    Abstract: Systems and methods to track the respective locations of subjects over time. The system identifies subjects who, over time, were co-located with one another suggesting they are associated with one another, and the pairs are analyzed. For each of the subjects, the system produces a vector that quantifies the subject's location history by including a respective weight for each combination of a time interval with a geographical area. The vectors are compared using a distance metric, and any pair of subjects whose vectors are sufficiently close are flagged as being an associated pair. The respective vector belonging to each subject is normalized to account for the total number of other subjects who were co-located with the subject. For each interval-area pair, the system may compute the frequency of the interval-area pair, and then divide each weight that corresponds to the interval-area pair by the frequency of the interval-area pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Shlomo Rothschild
  • Patent number: 10796560
    Abstract: In a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) service, activation of a wearable call device by a PERS client causes a speakerphone console to connect with a PERS call center to enable the PERS client to converse with a call center operator while a PERS client profile is retrieved from a PERS database and displayed on a display component at the PERS call center. From the profile, values of a set of features are generated for the PERS client. An emergency dispatch risk prediction or other risk prediction is computed over a future time horizon for the PERS client based on the generated values of the set of features, and is displayed on the display component. The risk prediction may be wirelessly sent to a mobile device for display on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Steffen Clarence Pauws, Mohammad Hossein Nassabi, Linda Schertzer, Tine Smits, Jorn Op Den Buijs, Patrick William Van Deursen
  • Patent number: 10772016
    Abstract: A device can receive, from a network node device, call trace event data relating to characteristics of a wireless communication session between the network node device and a user equipment. The device can sequence and combine the call trace event data for a period of the wireless communication session. The device can analyze the call trace event data to determine a category of network communication traffic transmitted via a communication channel between the network node device and the user equipment. In response to a determination that the network communication traffic comprises streaming video packets, the device can facilitate directing of network resources to be allocated to support the wireless communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jie Chen, Wenjie Zhao, Ke Zhang, Huijing Yang, Huahui Wang
  • Patent number: 10771756
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a signal transmission device, a signal transmission method, and a program that are capable of reducing the influence of a quantization error. A quantization error notification unit notifies the stage after a bit precision constraint region of a quantization error generated in a quantization processing unit that performs a quantization process on a signal to be transmitted via the bit precision constraint region that is a region where a bit precision constraint occurs. A quantization error reception unit receives the quantization error, and supplies the quantization error to an inverse quantization processing unit that performs an inverse quantization process on the signal transmitted via the bit precision constraint region. The present technology can be applied to an image signal transmission device that transmits image signals, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Kawazoe, Kenichi Sano, Jun Hashizume
  • Patent number: 10763630
    Abstract: A connection system for a portable electronic device may allow for modular components to be coupled together. A primary module may comprise computing components, such as a processor, hard drive, wireless chip, battery, etc. Various secondary modules may be removably coupled to the primary module, such as batteries, charging stations, storage units, LTE hotspot devices, cover plates, cameras, virtual reality units, speakers, video screens, user interfaces, etc. The secondary modules may comprise connection posts which mate with receiving slots in the primary module to couple the primary and secondary components together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: FASETTO, INC.
    Inventors: Coy Christmas, Luke Malpass, Erik Jones