Patents Examined by Molly Delaney
  • Patent number: 10939074
    Abstract: A camera-based security system protects an asset by detecting an aerial surveillor and consequently storing notifications into a video archive, alerting to an operator console, and actuating privation apparatus. One or more cameras provides video streams to a processor which derives object motion. Attributes of object motion trigger notification to record and alert on conditions associated with an aerial surveillor. Tracking of pixels, pixel blocks, and motion vectors enable rules based determination of an airborne surveillance vehicle according to characteristic hovering or lingering by masking LSB of accumulated positive and negative movements. Actuators cause privation enhancement apparatus to obfuscate the protected asset (structure, area, or volume) or to interpose between the protected asset and the surveillor without damage or disabling. The method traces a travel path of an object; and determines a ray from a private property to a surveillor drone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Dean Drako
  • Patent number: 10930029
    Abstract: A method and system for processing medical image data are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes providing measurement data of a to be reproduced body region of a patient; reconstructing, using a reconstruction algorithm, a first image volume representing the body region from the measurement data; identifying a subregion representing a partial volume of the first image volume, confining the subregion within the first image volume, and assigning a specific tissue structure, differing from a remaining volume of the first image volume, to the subregion; determining, based upon the specific tissue structure of the subregion, at least one reconstruction parameter varying in comparison to the first image volume; reconstructing, from the measurement data linked with the subregion and based upon the at least one reconstruction parameter, a second image volume; and contouring, within at least the second image volume, structure boundaries between different anatomical structures of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Andre Ritter
  • Patent number: 10905526
    Abstract: A method of orthodontic treatment planning for a patient includes receiving three-dimensional intraoral surface scan data of a dentition of the patient, receiving three-dimensional volumetric scan data of the dentition of the patient, and overlaying the intraoral surface scan data and the volumetric scan data to generate an integrated patient model comprising a root of at least one tooth having a longitudinal axis. The method further includes determining, for use in planning an orthodontic treatment, a center of rotation of the at least one tooth, wherein the center of rotation is defined as a point located a predetermined distance from a base of the root to an apex of the root along the longitudinal axis of the at least one tooth in the integrated patient model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CVSTOM Co.
    Inventor: Kjeld A. Aamodt
  • Patent number: 10905339
    Abstract: A method for capturing a high-quality cardiac plethysmography signal automatically and seamlessly using the video cameras embedded in personal electronic devices, includes a program running in the background that periodically takes a picture of the person using the device, runs face detection and/or recognition algorithm, and upon detection of a face, records a video, and then processes the video using algorithms to assess video quality by extracting video quality parameters. When video quality parameters are above predefined thresholds, the recorded video is processed further to generate a plethysmography signal indicative of cardiac activity. The plethysmography signal may then be processed to deduce cardiac activity. The method maintains a pleasurable user experience with the personal electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Rochester Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Gill R. Tsouri
  • Patent number: 10902295
    Abstract: Techniques for using image dataset transformations to verify the quality of a computer vision system are disclosed. In some example embodiments, a computer-implemented method comprises: accessing a database to obtain a reference image; generating a plurality of new images based on the reference image using a plurality of transformations, each one of the plurality of transformations being configured to change a corresponding visual property of the reference image; feeding the plurality of new images into an image classifier to generate a corresponding classification result for each one of the plurality of new images; determining that the image classifier does not satisfy one or more accuracy criteria based on the generated classification results for the plurality of new images; and based on the determining that the image classifier does not satisfy the one or more accuracy criteria, selectively performing a function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Juliy Broyda
  • Patent number: 10902273
    Abstract: A vehicle system in a vehicle, comprising a first sensor configured to survey an environment proximate to the vehicle, including an object outside of the vehicle, a second sensor located within a vehicle cabin and configured to obtain data indicative of facial information of an occupant of the vehicle, and a processor in communication with the first and second sensors and programmed to output information regarding the object on a display of the vehicle system in response to the data indicative of the facial information indicating that the occupant is viewing the object outside of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: Denso International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas Upmanue, Sean Bleicher, Te-ping Kang, Yu Zhang, Bilal Alasry, Scott Walenty, Doua Vang, Tetsuya Hara
  • Patent number: 10891550
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for receiving a target image corresponding to a target specimen, the target specimen comprising a tissue sample of a patient, applying a machine learning model to the target image to determine at least one characteristic of the target specimen and/or at least one characteristic of the target image, the machine learning model having been generated by processing a plurality of training images to predict at least one characteristic, the training images comprising images of human tissue and/or images that are algorithmically generated, and outputting the at least one characteristic of the target specimen and/or the at least one characteristic of the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: PAIGE.AI, Inc.
    Inventors: Supriya Kapur, Christopher Kanan, Thomas Fuchs, Leo Grady
  • Patent number: 10886504
    Abstract: This disclosure provides techniques for assessing quality of a deposited film layer of an organic light emitting diode (“OLED”) device. An image is captured and filtered to identify a deposited layer that is to be analyzed. Image data representing this layer can be optionally converted to brightness (grayscale) data. A gradient function is then applied to emphasize discontinuities in the deposited layer. Discontinuities are then compared to one or more thresholds and used to ascertain quality of the deposited layer, with optional remedial measures then being applied. The disclosed techniques can be applied in situ, to quickly identify potential defects such as delamination before ensuing manufacturing steps are applied. In optional embodiments, remedial measures can be taken dependent on whether defects are determined to exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Kateeva, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Cocca
  • Patent number: 10885665
    Abstract: Detection and analysis of a tangible component in a sample are implemented at lower cost. Provided is an analysis apparatus including a flow cell which includes a flow path for a sample, a branch section configured to cause light having passed through the flow path to branch at least to a first optical path and a second optical path, a first imaging section and a second imaging section configured to capture images of the sample in the flow path by using the light in the first optical path and the light in the second optical path, and a controller configured to process the captured images. The first imaging section and the second imaging section capture images that have the same angle of view but have different characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ARKRAY, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeki Masuda, Yukio Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10878531
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for creating user interface control images for robotic automation. One of the methods includes detecting, during a training process, a control selection event; retrieving a first image and a second image; determining a difference image that represents a difference between the first image and the second image; determining, using the difference image, a plurality of colors for pixels included in the difference image that are likely located outside of a control location for the control; determining one or more shapes depicted in the difference image that each have a color other than all of the colors in the plurality of colors; selecting, from the one or more shapes and using an event location, a particular shape as likely representing the control; and storing a cropped image of the control extracted from one of the two or more images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Cuong Dinh Viet, Jeroen van den Heuvel, Pradyumna Moderahalli Krishna Prasad
  • Patent number: 10872250
    Abstract: A parking enforcement system includes an autonomous vehicle that is equipped with an image capture device that is configured to capture images of license plates of parked vehicles while the autonomous vehicle moves through a parking zone. The system will process the images to extract license plate numbers from the images. The system will correlate the license plate numbers with data in a parking enforcement database to determine whether the license plate numbers are associated with an unexpired parking transaction. For any license plate number that is not subject to an unexpired parking transaction, the system may initiate an enforcement action. For any license plate number that is subject to an unexpired parking transaction, the system may not initiate an enforcement action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Meter Feeder
    Inventors: James Gibbs, Daniel W. Lopretto
  • Patent number: 10856954
    Abstract: A method and a system for determining a center of resistance point of a tooth for orthodontic treatment planning are provided. The method comprises: obtaining a tooth mesh from image data associated with a tooth crown of a patient; identifying a mesiodistal center of the tooth crown; determining a reference plane in the image data to extend through the mesiodistal center; determining an intersection curve based on an intersection of the reference plane and the tooth mesh, the intersection curve following a shape of the surface of the crown at the reference plane; determining a tooth axis of the tooth crown based on the intersection curve; determining a crown height of the tooth crown based on the tooth axis; and determining the center of resistance of the tooth based on the determined crown height and the determined tooth axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Oxilio Ltd
    Inventor: Islam Khasanovich Raslambekov
  • Patent number: 10860702
    Abstract: At least one contemporaneous signature image is captured while a user generates an electronic signature for a document. When one or more contemporaneous signature images maps to a verification image, signature data representative of an electronic signature is associated with the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Steven R. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10846550
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving user input for an object classification of interest for image data (e.g. single frame image, continuous video, etc.) from a user device, and for each object specified by identified object data to belong to the object classification of interest, displaying data that presents each object and/or text block of interest on a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Palm
  • Patent number: 10839522
    Abstract: A vehicle that includes one or more sensors configured to output data and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to receive first data from the one or more sensors at a first time, detect an object based on the first data received from the one or more sensors at the first time, classify the object into a classification based on the first data received from the one or more sensors at the first time, and receive second data from the one or more sensors at a second time. The second time is subsequent to the first time. The electronic control unit is further configured to select a proper subset of the second data for further processing based on the classification of the object, and track the object based on the proper subset of the second data selected for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Christian Potthast
  • Patent number: 10832403
    Abstract: The described implementations relate to systems, methods, and apparatuses for generating regions of interest (214) from imaging data (212). Specifically, the regions of interest are generated for tracking treatment efficacy in a more consistent and repeatable manner. The regions of interest can be generated from contrast medium and non-contrast medium enhanced scans (102) of a patient. Voxel data derived from the scans can be collected and distributed according to respective intensity values in order to identify mode voxels (116, 118, 120) for particular ranges (128) of intensities. Regions of interest (110, 112, 114) can then be generated for each identified mode voxel, and standard deviations for the regions of interest can be determined. One or more thresholds can be derived from the determined standard deviations in order to further filter the intensity values and identify filtered groups of voxels to be the resulting regions of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Johanna Van Breugel, Aaron Abajian, John Treilhard, Susanne Smolka, Julius Chapiro, James Duncan, MingDe Lin
  • Patent number: 10810876
    Abstract: Provided is a road obstacle detection method including: a region segmentation step of segmenting an input image into a plurality of local regions; and a likelihood calculation step of calculating a probability of presence of the road obstacle in a target local region based on a probability that the target local region is not a normal object set in advance and a degree of visual saliency defined by a relationship between a surrounding local region and the target local region, wherein the degree of the visual saliency is calculated to be larger as a probability that the surrounding local region is a road is higher and calculated to be larger as a difference in visual characteristics between the target local region and the surrounding local region is larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Masao Yamanaka, Yasuyuki Kusumoto
  • Patent number: 10810704
    Abstract: A method for processing an optical image acquired by a space vehicle or an aerial vehicle having a ground reflectance model and an atmospheric model, the atmospheric model having an aerosol model and a cloud model; determining optimal values of atmospheric model parameters to optimise the atmospheric model with respect to the image; determining correction parameter values for each layer of the atmospheric model, converting the image into a ground image with environmental effects according to the correction parameter values, converting the ground image with environmental effects into a ground image with no environmental effects according to the correction parameter values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS DS GEO SA
    Inventor: Herve Poilve
  • Patent number: 10810471
    Abstract: Techniques for intelligent coalescing of media streams are described. A coalesce engine receives multiple media streams, such as audio or video streams, that are misaligned. The coalesce engine can analyze the media streams by comparing representations of elements of the media streams to detect the misalignment. The coalesce engine may determine an offset amount representing the misalignment, and if the offset amount meets or exceeds a threshold the coalesce engine can work to eliminate the misalignment by introducing one or more artificial delays before sending elements of ones of the media streams that are “ahead” of others of the streams. The coalese engine can additionally or alternatively send feedback to sources of the media streams, causing the source(s) to attempt to mitigate the misalignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Poorna Chand Srinivas Perumalla, Nagajyothi Nookula, Eduardo Manuel Calleja, Aashish Jindia, Vinay Hanumaiah
  • Patent number: 10789487
    Abstract: An approach is provided for an asymmetric evaluation of polygon similarity. The approach, for instance, involves receiving a first polygon representing an object depicted in an image. The approach also involves generating a transformation of the image comprising image elements whose values are based on a respective distance that each image element is from a nearest image element located on a first boundary of the first polygon. The approach further involves determining a subset of the plurality of image elements of the transformation that intersect with a second boundary of a second polygon. The approach further involves calculating a polygon similarity of the second polygon with respect the first polygon based on the values of the subset of image elements normalized to a length of the second boundary of the second polygon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Anish Mittal, Richard Kwant, Zhanwei Chen, Himaanshu Gupta, David Lawlor