Patents Examined by Md K Talukder
  • Patent number: 11453367
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a vehicle and a server that is able to communicate with the vehicle. The server stores weather information indicating the weather. The vehicle receives the weather information from the server and acquires an image in which a scene outside the vehicle is captured when an operating state of an onboard device is not a prescribed operating state corresponding to the weather indicated by the weather information. The vehicle or the server detects the weather from the image. The server updates the weather information to indicate the weather detected from the image when the weather detected from the image and the weather indicated by the weather information do not match and provides information to a client using the updated weather information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Eiichi Kusama, Masatoshi Hayashi, Hisanori Mitsumoto, Kuniaki Jinnai, Makoto Akahane, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Daisuke Kato
  • Patent number: 11455830
    Abstract: A face recognition method and apparatus, and a storage medium are provided. The method includes: performing attribute feature extraction on an image to be processed including a target object to obtain N attribute features of the target object, N being an integer greater than 1; performing attention feature extraction on the image to be processed based on an attention mechanism to obtain N attention features of the target object; clustering the N attention features to obtain M clustered attention features, M being a positive integer and M<N; and determining the face recognition result of the target object according to the N attribute features and the M clustered attention features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SENSETIME TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenghao Chen, Jing Xu, Rui Zhao
  • Patent number: 11442504
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display device, a detection unit that detects a terminal apparatus located around the information processing apparatus and carried by a user, and a display control unit that causes the display device to display a terminal image, which is an image corresponding to the terminal apparatus detected by the detection unit, and an information image, which is an image corresponding to information to be provided for the terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Shiihara
  • Patent number: 11443540
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus and an information processing method capable of performing position estimation of a controller corresponding to a wearable device having an inside-out type. The information processing apparatus includes a user-position estimating unit that recognizes, based on a first captured image that is captured by a first image capturing unit provided to a wearable device mounted on a user, peripheral environment information of the user to execute position estimation of the user in a real space and a controller-position estimating unit that executes, based on a second captured image captured by a second image capturing unit that is provided to a controller being operated by the user, position estimation of the controller with reference to the recognized environment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Kato, Shunichi Homma, Yuya Yamaguchi, Masaki Fukuchi
  • Patent number: 11436838
    Abstract: A trailer detection system for a vehicle includes a trailer sensor, an imaging system, and a controller. The controller implements a trailer angle indication process including receiving and processing image data to identify a rotation point of a trailer coupled with the vehicle about a fifth-wheel hitch, left and right lateral edges of the trailer, and a distance between a rear portion of a cab of the vehicle and a front face of the trailer. Trailer yaw rate data is received and processed to determine an angle of the trailer about the rotation point, and an expected position of the front face of the trailer and at least one of the left and right lateral edges of the trailer with respect to the cab of the vehicle is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Luke Niewiadomski, Phillip Curtiss Couture, Li Xu, Alexander Lee Hunton
  • Patent number: 11417018
    Abstract: In accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a method of calibrating a camera for a vehicle, comprising: obtaining attitude angle information of the vehicle by using a traveling direction of the vehicle obtained based on a satellite signal, and a vertical direction from ground obtained based on a high definition map; obtaining attitude angle information of the camera mounted on the vehicle by matching an image captured by the camera to the high definition map; and obtaining coordinate system transformation information between the vehicle and the camera by using the attitude angle information of the vehicle and the attitude angle information of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taekyeong Lee, Seongsoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11388967
    Abstract: Devices herein generally describe a protector for a device such as a phone or tablet that includes a magnet and allows for the transfer of power and data. The protector is generally flat, and affixes itself to the back of a device using the magnet. To prevent unintentional rotation and/or sliding off with respect to the device, rather than surround the device itself, the protector includes an opening that surrounds a protrusion on the device, which may include the device's camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Logan R. Riley
  • Patent number: 11386329
    Abstract: A method of processing image data in a connectionist network includes: determining, a plurality of offsets, each offset representing an individual location shift of an underlying one of the plurality of output picture elements, determining, from the plurality of offsets, a grid for sampling from the plurality of input picture elements, wherein the grid comprises a plurality of sampling locations, each sampling location being defined by means of a respective pair of one of the plurality of offsets and the underlying one of the plurality of output picture elements, sampling from the plurality of input picture elements in accordance with the grid, and transmitting, as output data for at least a subsequent one of the plurality of units of the connectionist network, a plurality of sampled picture elements resulting from the sampling, wherein the plurality of sampled picture elements form the plurality of output picture elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Weimeng Zhu, Jan Siegemund
  • Patent number: 11386678
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed and include, in response to a user being located within a vehicle associated with the vehicle-sharing request, obtaining, using a processor configured to execute instructions stored in a nontransitory computer-readable medium, image data corresponding to the user from a camera. The method also includes determining, using the processor, whether the image data corresponds to an image associated with a vehicle-sharing account of the user. The method also includes in response to determining the image data corresponds to the image, enabling, using the processor, the user to activate the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Wunsche, III, Mustafa Mahmoud, Cameron Beyer
  • Patent number: 11382046
    Abstract: There are provided a communication apparatus and a method. The communication apparatus comprising: a circuitry operative to determine respective priorities of a plurality of target receivers to which data is transmitted, and assign power for transmitting the data at least according to a power loss feature related to a particular target receiver of which the priority is the highest or is higher than a power threshold; and a transmitter, operative to transmit, to the plurality of target receivers, the data with the assigned power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Lilei Wang, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11368856
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using beacon signals are described. One or more sectorized base stations are used in some embodiments to transmit beacon signals into zones, e.g., each zone being at least partially covered by one or more beacon signals. Use of sectorized base stations allows a single base station, e.g., a Bluetooth or other base station capable of transmitting beacon signals, to cover a number of different zones avoiding the need for multiple different beacon transmitters at different locations to establish different beacon coverage areas. Sectorization of a Bluetooth base station and the ability to remotely or locally configure the base station allows for great flexibility to use beacon signals in stores or other locations without the need for numerous individual battery powered beacon transmitters at floor or display level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Friday, Neal Dante Castagnoli, Randall Wayne Frei
  • Patent number: 11367310
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for identity verification, an electronic device, a computer program, and a storage medium include: obtaining a first image of a document, where the first image contains a first face image; obtaining a second image containing a face of a to-be-verified person; performing face comparison on the first image and the second image to obtain a first comparison result; and obtaining an identity verification result according to the first comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SENSETIME TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guirong Zheng, Miaoran Xu, Xubo Xiang, Conghong Zhong
  • Patent number: 11363375
    Abstract: Provided are communication devices having adaptable features and methods for implementation. One device includes at least one adaptable component and a processor configured to detect an external cue relevant to operation of the at least one adaptable component, to determine a desired state for the at least one adaptable component corresponding to the external cue, and then to dynamically adapt the at least one adaptable component to substantially produce the desired state. One adaptable component comprises at least one adaptable speaker system. Another adaptable component comprises at least one adaptable antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventor: John Walley
  • Patent number: 11361588
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (100) includes an acquisition unit (122) that acquires a first image from which person region feature information regarding a region including other than a face of a retrieval target person is extracted, a second image in which a collation result with the person region feature information indicates a match, and a facial region is detected, and result information indicating a collation result between face information stored in a storage unit and face information extracted from the facial region, and a display processing unit (130) that displays at least two of the first image, the second image, and the result information on an identical screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuaki Kawase
  • Patent number: 11361589
    Abstract: An image recognition method includes: performing image detection on an image to be recognized to obtain at least one face detection result, at least one operational part detection result, and at least one trunk detection result, each face detection result including one face bounding box, each operational part detection result including one operational part bounding box, and each trunk detection result including one trunk bounding box; respectively combining each of the at least one trunk detection result with each face detection result, to obtain at least one first result combination; respectively combining each trunk detection result with each operational part detection result, to obtain at least one second result combination; and associating the at least one first result combination with the at least one second result combination, to obtain an association result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SENSETIME INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Mingyuan Zhang, Jinyi Wu, Haiyu Zhao
  • Patent number: 11354936
    Abstract: Techniques for improved image classification are provided. Face embeddings are generated for each face depicted in a collection of images, and the face embeddings are clustered based on the individual whose face is depicted. Based on these clusters, each embedding is assigned a label reflecting the cluster assignments. Some or all of the face embeddings are then used to train a classifier model to generate cluster labels for new input images. This classifier model can then be used to process new images in an efficient manner, and classify them into appropriate clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dharmil Satishbhai Chandarana, Ilya Levner, Zhaoqing Ma, Prajwal Yadapadithaya, Riley James Williams, Canku Alp Calargun, Prama Anand
  • Patent number: 11351918
    Abstract: A driver-assistance device includes: a memory; and a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to: acquire both line-of-sight information on a line of sight of a driver and image data resulting from imaging surroundings of a vehicle; set a display position and display contents of an image generated from the image data based on the line-of-sight information; and output the display position and the display contents together with the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Itoh, Hitoshi Kumon
  • Patent number: 11354963
    Abstract: An identity verification method applied in an identity verification device is provided. The method includes controlling a first camera to capture an image of a user and performing a preliminary verification on the user based on the captured image. A first reference point and a second reference point are determined on a human face of the user in the captured image, when the user passes the preliminary verification. Once first reference information of the first reference point and second reference information of the second reference point are obtained, a re-verification on the user is performed based on the first reference information of the first reference point and the second reference information of the second reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Yuan Chuang
  • Patent number: 11349518
    Abstract: Suggested is a cover for a portable terminal which is driven by receiving wireless power from a portable terminal and performs communication with an IoT device by using the portable terminal having no IoT communication module embedded therein by performing communication with the IoT device via IoT communication. The suggested cover for a portable terminal comprises: a first antenna module for generating driving power through energy harvesting with a portable terminal; and a second antenna module and a third antenna module driven by the driving power, wherein one of the first antenna module and the second antenna module collects IoT data from the portable terminal, and wherein the third antenna module transmits the IoT data, collected by one of the first antenna module and the second antenna module, to an external IoT device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: AMOSENSE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se Min Oh, Hyung Il Baek, Yong Ho Hwang, Seung Yeob Yi
  • Patent number: 11335125
    Abstract: An information processing device of the present invention includes: an image processing means that extracts a feature value of an object within a captured image obtained by capturing a pre-passing region of a gate, and stores matching information relating to matching of the object based on the feature value; a distance estimating means that estimates a distance from the gate to the object within the captured image; and a matching means that executes matching determination based on the estimated distance and the stored matching information of the object that the distance has been estimated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taketo Kochi, Kenji Saito