Patents Examined by Matthew C. Bella
  • Patent number: 11120583
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for imaging that demonstrably outperform previous approaches (especially compressive sensing based approaches). Embodiments of the present disclosure provide and solve an imaging cost function via a stochastic approximation approach. By doing so, embodiments of the preset disclosure provide a significant means of generalization and flexibility to adapt to different application domains while being competitive in terms of computational complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Raghu G. Raj, John Mckay, Vishal Monga
  • Patent number: 11120290
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display; a memory storing one or more instructions; and a processor configured to execute the one or more instructions stored in the memory to: select an image to be displayed on the display, classify a category of the image, obtain semantic information of the image according to the category of the image, by using at least one neural network, obtain emotion information corresponding to the image by analyzing the image; determine an audio to be output together with the image, based on the semantic information of the image and the emotion information corresponding to the image, and output the audio while displaying the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Anant Baijal, Daeeun Hyun, Mijeong Kwon, Kangil Chung, Seungyeon Jeong, Dongwook Han
  • Patent number: 11113808
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to assess quality of produce at a facility. In some embodiments, there is provided a system for assessing quality of produce at a facility including a produce assessment station configured to provide a staging area to determine a quality classification of a target produce. By one approach, the produce assessment station includes a fixed surface; a rotatable base, a first arm comprising a microphone; a second arm comprising a tapping device; and a local control circuit. In one configuration, the local control circuit configured to rotate the rotatable base at a particular angle and at a particular time interval and receive audio data from the microphone. By one approach, the system includes a plurality of sensors and a portable device configured to provide a signal to the local control circuit to initiate the quality classification of the target produce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Mangesh N. Kulkarni Wadhonkar, Parul Aggarwal, Anika Setia, Akshay Jindal, Rahul Kumar, Amit Jhunjhunwala, Artur A. Grochala
  • Patent number: 11107197
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for processing image blurring configured to extract a sample image by calculating a blur generation area through scales of a horizontal length and a vertical length of an original image, read a pixel value corresponding to the blur generation area calculated from the original image and perform a bitwise operation on the sample image, and set, at a pixel of the sample image changed by the bitwise operation, a result value of the bitwise operation. In this case, the bitwise operation performed on the sample image includes applying the same blurring value on n pixel regions adjacent to a corresponding pixel of the sample image to reduce the time for removing image noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won Ho Kim, Gu Hwan Bae
  • Patent number: 11107198
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclose a method and apparatus for image correction. The apparatus includes at least one camera, a memory, and a processor. The processor is configured to obtain at least one image corresponding external objects using the at least one camera, identify depth information on the external objects using the at least one image, identify a first region, corresponding to a first external object having a first depth level related to the depth information, and a second region, corresponding to a second external object having a second depth level different from the first depth level. The processor is further configured to generate a first noise pattern by detecting noise included in the first region, perform bokeh processing on at least part of the second region, and generate a corrected image in which the first noise pattern has been at least incorporated into at least part of the bokeh-processed second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongmin Hyun, Seunghan Lee, Insung Hwang, Subash Pandey, Dasom Lee
  • Patent number: 11096553
    Abstract: A method for obtaining and processing image data by using a medical visual aid system including a monitor and an endoscope configured to be inserted into a body cavity and having an image capturing device and a light emitting device, the method including illuminating a field of view of the image capturing device with the light emitting device, capturing the image data using the image capturing device, providing a non-linear scaling model adapted to the body cavity, adjusting the image data by applying the non-linear scaling model such that adjusted image data is formed, and presenting the adjusted image data on the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: AMBU A/S
    Inventors: Finn Sonnenborg, Brian Nielsen, Curt Allan Johansson, Sebastian Ortega Zafra, Qian Yang, Kai-Cheng Chan, Wang Chang-Yu
  • Patent number: 11100616
    Abstract: Optical surface degradation detection and remediation systems, devices, and methods are provided herein. An example method includes tracking a first object within images of an area of interest obtained over a period of time by an image sensor of a vehicle during vehicle movement; tracking a light source within the area of interest; determining a change in relative reflective intensity of the first object using the images, based on a light source angle formed between the light source and an optical plane of an optical surface the vehicle, the change in relative reflective intensity being indicative of veiling glare of the optical surface; and activating a remediating measure in response to the veiling glare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Herman, Venkatesh Krishnan, Ashwin Arunmozhi
  • Patent number: 11100342
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a calculation unit which calculates chroma values of pixels of image data taken by a shooting device based on differences between R values or G values and B values, respectively; a correction unit which corrects luminance values of pixels that satisfy a prescribed condition for being a yellow pixel using the calculated chroma values as emphasis amounts, respectively; and a detection unit which detects a line drawn on a road surface based on the corrected luminance values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Yasutaka Okada, Hiroaki Sano, Tetsuo Yamamoto, Atsushi Yoshihara, Jun Kanetake, Ryo Yoshimura, Tomoki Shidori
  • Patent number: 11093740
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is generally directed to optical character recognition for forms. In one example of the technology, optical character recognition is performed on a plurality of forms. The forms of the plurality of forms include at least one type of form. Anchors are determined for the forms, including corresponding anchors for each type of form of the plurality of forms. Feature rules are determined, including corresponding feature rules for each type of form of the plurality of forms. Features and labels are determined for each form of the plurality of forms. A training model is generated based on a ground truth that includes a plurality of key-value pairs corresponding to the plurality of forms, and further based on the determined features and labels for the plurality of forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dinei Afonso Ferreira Florencio, Cha Zhang, Gil Moshe Nahmias, Yu-Yun Dai
  • Patent number: 11080850
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a glaucoma diagnosis method using a fundus image and an apparatus for the same. The glaucoma diagnosis method includes performing data amplification of generating multiple transformed images for an original fundus image based on a preprocessed image of the original fundus image, allowing multiple individual learning models of different types to be learned based on the multiple transformed images and generating a glaucoma determination model based on respective outputs of the learned multiple individual learning models, and diagnosing a class of glaucoma for the original fundus image based on the glaucoma determination model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Konyang University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Hyeon-Sung Cho, Jae-Hoon Jeong, Jong-Yeup Kim, Ji-Sang Park
  • Patent number: 11074698
    Abstract: A congestion degree estimating unit (12) which estimates, for each image frame, a congestion degree of an area in which each object detected by an object detecting unit (11) is present is provided. An object selecting unit (13) refers to an estimation result of the congestion degree by the congestion degree estimating unit (12) for each image frame, and selects an object present in an area the congestion degree of which is equal to or lower than a first threshold out of one or more objects detected by the object detecting unit (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naohiro Shibuya, Yoshimi Moriya, Kazuo Sugimoto, Akira Minezawa, Mengxiong Wang
  • Patent number: 11068909
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods associated with multi-level authentication are disclosed herein. In embodiments, a method includes authenticating a physical object of a plurality of physical objects that together form an aggregate physical object; storing in a database system relationship information reflecting a relationship between the aggregate physical object and the plurality of physical objects; attempting to authenticate a target physical object; responsive to matching the target physical object to the aggregate physical object based on the attempt to authenticate the physical target: identifying in the database system a database record corresponding to the aggregate physical object; storing in the database record authentication data reflecting the match between the target physical object and the aggregate physical object; and storing an indication of a re-authentication of the physical object in the database system based on the relationship information. Other embodiments may be disclosed or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: ALITHEON, INC.
    Inventors: Scot E. Land, David Keesu Kim, David Justin Ross, Mark Tocci, Robert Saxon Ross
  • Patent number: 11055552
    Abstract: There is provided systems and methods for performing actions based on light signatures. An exemplary system includes a light source, a light detector, a non-transitory memory storing a plurality of light signatures and a hardware processor. The hardware processor executes an executable code to illuminate, using the light source, a target object with a first light, collect, using the light detector, a second light being a reflection of the first light by the target object, match the second light with one of the plurality of light signatures, and perform an action in response to matching the second light with the one of the plurality of light signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Lanny S. Smoot, Michael Holton
  • Patent number: 11055545
    Abstract: An object recognition apparatus is provided with: a recognizer configured to recognize a plurality of objects; an acquirer configured to obtain behavior information; a parallel moving determinator configured to determine whether or not a parallel moving condition is satisfied, indicating that there are a first object and a second object, which move in parallel; a recognition determinator configured to determine whether or not a recognition condition is satisfied, indicating that there is the second object among the objects recognized in second timing; a recognition number determinator configured to determine whether or not a recognition number condition is satisfied, indicating that a number of the objects recognized in the second timing is reduced; and a parallel moving loss determinator configured to determine that the first object is in a parallel-moving-object-lost state, if the parallel moving condition, the recognition condition and the recognition number conditions are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuki Yoshihama
  • Patent number: 11048926
    Abstract: A method for recognizing hand gestures when the hand is held in front of the user's upper body. The method detects dominant features associated with the upper body, including features on the face (eyes and mouth etc.) and the shoulder extremes. Geometrical relations among these features are used to judge whether the face/head has turned to the side relative to the shoulder. If not, a face-shoulder coordinate system is established using these face-shoulder features, and the hand images are transformed into this new coordinate system. This in effect defines hand gestures relative to the user's face and shoulder, thus significantly reducing the dimensions of the feature space for hand gestures. This face-shoulder coordinate transform can be combined either with traditional appearance-based hand gesture recognition methods, or with a conventional or hybrid deep neural network for RGB or RGB-D images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: LITEMAZE TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Yibin Tian, Jingfeng Li, Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 11049241
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for the quantification of pulmonary vessels by lobe, the method including extracting, at extraction unit, pulmonary vessels based on a medical image, locating, at analysis unit, voxels of pulmonary vessels with respect to the surface of a lobe, and quantifying, at calculation unit, the extracted pulmonary vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: Coreline Soft Co., Ltd., The Asan Foundation, UNIVERSITY OF ULSAN FOUNDATION FOR INDUSTRY COOPERATION
    Inventors: Donghoon Yu, Hyungi Seo, Joon Beom Seo, Nam Kug Kim
  • Patent number: 11048924
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an action-estimating device which is capable of estimating an action of a subject appearing in a plurality of time-series images with high precision. [Solution] Provided is an action-estimating device 1 comprising: an estimating-side obtaining unit 12 for obtaining a plurality of time-series images Y in which a subject Z appears; an estimating-side detecting unit 13 for detecting a plurality of articulations A appearing in each time-series image Y; an estimating-side measuring unit 14 for measuring coordinates of the detected plurality of articulations A in each time-series image Y; an estimating unit 15 for estimating an action of the subject Z based on displacement of the coordinates of the measured plurality of articulations A in the plurality of time-series images Y; and a storing unit 3 for storing a plurality of choices of the action to be estimated. The estimating-side detecting unit 13 further detects a background appeared in each time-series image Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ASILLA, INC.
    Inventor: Daisuke Kimura
  • Patent number: 11042764
    Abstract: A device for detecting vehicle lights in an image, the device is configured to receive an image captured by a camera, wherein the image comprises an array of pixels and each pixel of the image has a respective scene brightness value, compress the image to generate a compressed image, wherein the compressed image comprises an array of pixels and each pixel of the compressed image has a respective grey value, calculate for each grey value in the compressed image a corresponding scene brightness value in the image, and detect vehicle lights in the compressed image by using the calculated scene brightness values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Monika Heift, Klaus Friedrichs, Andre Paus
  • Patent number: 11030917
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for monitoring posture of a user of a wearable apparatus. In one implementation, the system may include an image sensor configured to capture one or more images from an environment of the user of the wearable apparatus and at least one processing device. The at least one processing device may be configured to analyze the one or more images to determine at least one indicator of the posture of the user, determine feedback for the user based on the at least one indicator of the posture of the user, and cause the feedback to be output to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: OrCam Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonatan Wexler, Amnon Shashua
  • Patent number: 11026767
    Abstract: A method and a system for determining an orthodontic treatment for a subject are provided. The method comprises: acquiring a 3D representation of the crown portion of the given tooth, generating a 3D representation of the root portion of the given tooth by executing the steps of: generating, in a reference plane dissecting the predetermined longitudinal tooth axis and based on the 3D representation of the crown portion, a closed curve on the 3D representation of the crown portion, segmenting the closed curve into a plurality of sub-curves; for each one of the plurality of sub-curves, generating a respective segment of the 3D representation of the root portion; merging the 3D representation of the crown portion with the 3D representation of the root portion, thereby generating the 3D representation of the given tooth; and determining, based on the 3D representation of the given tooth, the orthodontic treatment for the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Oxilio Ltd
    Inventor: Islam Khasanovich Raslambekov