Patents Examined by Nay Maung
  • Patent number: 10997723
    Abstract: There is a need to prevent the amount of information about read images from increasing excessively, improve the productivity, and reduce the storage capacity to store read images. There is provided a level setter that sets a level of accuracy for an image inspection process. An inspection image data generator generates inspection image data by using a resolution or a gradation setting corresponding to a level set by the level setter. A comparison image data generator generates comparison image data by using a resolution or a gradation setting corresponding to a level set by the level setter. Lowering a level set by the level setter decreases the amount of the inspection image data and the comparison image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Shinichi Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10983039
    Abstract: In the present invention, information is analyzed, the positional relationship of cells/microbes in the optical axis direction is detected, and motility of cells/microbes is evaluated even in an out-of-focus view from an image obtained by a single image capture in an observation view of the cells/microbes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Masuya, Muneo Maeshima
  • Patent number: 10949683
    Abstract: A recognition support system for a vehicle includes an image recognition sensor including a camera configured to capture an image of a periphery of a host vehicle while alternately repeating an exposure period and a non-exposure period; an irradiation device configured to irradiate light to the periphery of the host vehicle; an object recognition unit configured to recognize an object existing in the periphery of the host vehicle by using the image recognition sensor; and a light irradiation control unit configured to, when the object recognized by the object recognition unit is an alert target object, carry out intermittent irradiation of light to the alert target object by using the irradiation device, the intermittent irradiation being carried out such that an irradiation period of light and a non-irradiation period of light are alternately repeated and the non-irradiation period overlaps with at least part of the exposure period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Kawamata, Fumio Sugaya
  • Patent number: 10937542
    Abstract: A method of patient specific treatment planning is described herein. The method includes receiving an image file of a region of interest of an anatomy; extracting co-ordinates information and density information of a plurality of points of an image of the image file; pre-training a neural network based on the co-ordinates information, the density information and collective information of a database; performing at least one of a virtual action, and a treatment, via a user, on the region of interest based on collective information in the database; and training the neural network based on a user input, and the collective information from the database. The collective information comprises a plurality of clusters of different physiological states. The plurality of clusters comprises a plurality of sub-clusters. The virtual action and the treatment are performed through at least one of a virtual reality and an augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: VENT CREATIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gokce Yildirim
  • Patent number: 10930061
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for methods and systems for three-dimensional imaging of subject particles in media through use of dark-field microscopy. Some examples, among others, include a method for obtaining a three-dimensional (3D) volume image of a sample, a method for determining a 3D location of at least one subject particle within a sample, a method for determining at least one spatial correlation between a location of at least one subject particle and a location of at least one cell structure within a cell and/or other similar biological or nonbiological structure, a method of displaying a location of at least one subject particle, method for increasing the dynamic range of a 3D image acquired from samples containing weak and strong sources of light, and method for sharpening a 3D image in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: CYTOVIVA, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Beach, Samuel M. Lawrence, Byron J. Cheatham, James L. Uertz, Robert P. Dougherty
  • Patent number: 10918441
    Abstract: One or more systems, devices, methods and storage mediums are provided herein for ablation-zone simulation, visualization, planning and/or performance. At least one system, device, method and storage medium may obtain an image volume; obtain a description of a surface that includes a shape of the surface, a size of the surface, and a location of the surface in the image volume; sample the image volume on the surface or along a ray from each surface point to another point within the shape, for example, such that sampled surface-image data is or are produced; and generate a visualization of the sampled surface-image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Zhimin Lu, Katsuki Ishii, Antonio Bonillas Vaca
  • Patent number: 10918351
    Abstract: A radiographic-image processing apparatus includes an acquiring section configured to acquire not only data on each moving image but also an information item obtained in a predetermined time from capturing of the corresponding moving image if a plurality of moving images captured at different times is designated, and an allocating section configured to perform a process of saving each information item acquired by the acquiring section in a storage section in association with a data item on a corresponding moving image of the designated individual moving images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Shintaro Muraoka
  • Patent number: 10885631
    Abstract: The disclosure provides example methods that include a processor: (a) generating at least one phase contrast image of a biological specimen comprising one or more cells centered around a focal plane for the biological specimen; (b) generating a confluence mask in the form of a binary image based on the at least one phase contrast image; (c) receiving a first brightfield image of the biological specimen at a defocusing distance above the focal plane and a second brightfield image of the biological specimen at the defocusing distance below the focal plane; (d) generating a cell image of the biological specimen based on the first and second brightfield image; (e) generating a seed mask based on the cell image and the phase contrast image; and (f) generating an image of the biological specimen showing a cell-by-cell segmentation mask based on the seed mask and the confluence mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Essen Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy R. Jackson, Nevine Holtz
  • Patent number: 10839484
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for creating a mosaic image of two or more geo-referenced source images, the geo-referenced source images having the same orientation, based on a ground confidence map created by analyzing pixels of one or more of the geo-referenced source images, the ground confidence map having values and data indicative of particular geographic locations represented by the values, at least one of the values indicative of a statistical probability that the particular geographic locations represented by the values represents the ground; and using routes for steering mosaic cut lines based at least in part on the values indicative of the statistical probability that the particular geographic locations represented by the values represents the ground of the ground confidence map, such that the routes have an increased statistical probability of cutting through pixels representative of the ground versus routes not based on the ground confidence map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Pictometry International Corp.
    Inventors: Frank Giuffrida, Stephen Schultz, Robert Gray, Robert Bradacs
  • Patent number: 10820531
    Abstract: In embodiments, acquiring sensor data associated with a plant growing in a field, and analyzing the sensor data to extract, while in the field, one or more phenotypic traits associated with the plant from the sensor data. Indexing, while in the field, the one or more phenotypic traits to one or both of an identifier of the plant or a virtual representation of a part of the plant, and determining one or more plant insights based on the one or more phenotypic traits, wherein the one or more plant insights includes information about one or more of a health, a yield, a planting, a growth, a harvest, a management, a performance, and a state of the plant. One or more of the health, yield, planting, growth, harvest, management, performance, and the state of the plant are included in a plant insights report that is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: William R. Regan, Matthew A. Bitterman, Benoit G. Schillings, David R. Brown, Elliott Grant
  • Patent number: 10791268
    Abstract: A method is provided. The method includes one or more of receiving, by an image processing device, one or more photos of building locations at a building, extracting position coordinates comprising X and Y values in a 2D floor plan from the one or more photos, converting the position coordinates into 3D model coordinates, extracting model viewpoints from a 3D model of the building at the 3D model coordinates, and comparing each of the one or more photos with a corresponding model viewpoint. Each of the model viewpoints provides a view of the 3D model at a same viewing position as one of the one or more photos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: StructionSite Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Garcia Lorenzo
  • Patent number: 10776666
    Abstract: An apparatus for diagnosis of a medical image includes a storage having a predetermined size, the storage being configured to store sample frames sampled from among received frames which are received from a medical imaging device; a frame collector configured to, once a reference frame is determined, collect one or more sample frames stored in the storage; and a diagnosis component configured to provide a diagnosis for the reference frame based on diagnostic results associated with the one or more collected sample frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki Yong Lee, Seung Woo Ryu
  • Patent number: 10769442
    Abstract: Techniques are generally described for scene change detection. A first and second histogram representing frames of a video may be received. A Euclidean distance between the first and second histogram may be determined. A third histogram of a third frame may be received. Values of the third histogram may be compared to corresponding values of a background model of the environment. A fourth frame and a fifth frame of image data of the video may be received. A flow value between a first block of pixels of the fourth frame and a corresponding second block of pixels of the fifth frame may be determined. The flow value may be determined based on a motion vector and a sum of absolute differences between the first and second block. A portion of the video may be streamed to a remote computing device if the flow value exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Siyi Ding, Xiaoran Wang, Manika Puri, Mashhour Solh, Philip James Taylor
  • Patent number: 10769421
    Abstract: A method for performing pedestrian detection with aid of light detection and ranging (LIDAR) is provided. The method includes: obtaining 3-dimensional (3D) point cloud data through the LIDAR; performing ground separation processing on the 3D point cloud data to remove ground information; performing object extraction processing on the 3D point cloud data to obtain 3D point cloud chart that includes pedestrian candidate point cloud group; performing 2-dimensional (2D) mapping processing on the 3D point cloud chart to obtain 2D chart; and extracting 3D feature and 2D feature from the 3D point cloud chart and the 2D chart, respectively, and utilizing the 3D feature and the 2D feature to determine location of the pedestrian. According to the method, image data obtained by the LIDAR may be enhanced, the method may distinguish between pedestrian far away and environment blocks, and pedestrian recognition in nighttime or in bad weather may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Kai-Lung Hua, Shih-Che Chien, Feng-Chia Chang, Hsueh-Ling Tang, Chien-Hao Hsiao, Yu-Sung Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10751128
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods obtain an image volume; obtain a description of a surface that includes a shape of the surface, a size of the surface, and a location of the surface in the image volume, sample the image volume on the surface, thereby producing sampled surface-image data; and generate a visualization of the sampled surface-image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Zhimin Lu, Katsuki Ishii
  • Patent number: 10755389
    Abstract: In a case where noise reduction processing is performed on an image acquired by radiography, the noise reduction processing is prevented from being influenced by other image processing performed in advance. A structure determination unit determines a structure present in a target pixel of a preprocessed captured image. A first image processing unit performs a predetermined image processing based on a determination result of the structure present in the target pixel of the preprocessed captured image. A second image processing unit performs image processing different from the predetermined image processing on an image acquired through the predetermined image processing performed by the first image processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naoto Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10751016
    Abstract: The quality of thoracic X-rays is depends on the inspiration state of an imaged patient. If the lungs of a patient are not significantly inflated during a thoracic X-ray, tissue from surrounding organs can cause the image to become cloudier, and the lung parenchyma is not effectively shown. Thus, there is a reliance on a medical professional to ensure that the patient is in an appropriate posture and inspiration state at the point of image exposure. This can be difficult with patients suffering from chronic conditions, though. Therefore, this application discusses a means to assess the inspiration state using the position of rib bones, and the diaphragm line in the X-ray image. Thus, an accurate estimate of inspiration state can automatically be reported to a medical professional, before a patient leaves the examination room, allowing an X-ray to be retaken, if necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Stewart Young, Jens Von Berg, Daniel Bystrov, Nataly Wieberneit, Ulrich Neitzel, Pallavi Vajinepalli, Biswaroop Chakrabarti, Soubhik Paul
  • Patent number: 10748012
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to facilitate environmental visibility determination. An example vehicle comprises a sensor and a processor and memory. The sensor is to generate road image information. The processor and memory are in communication with the sensor and are configured to: detect vanishing points of lane markings in the road image information, convert an average pixel row value of the vanishing points to a distance value, and if the distance value is below a threshold, stop execution of at least one road condition monitoring feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Diedrich, Eric L. Reed, Adil Nizam Siddiqui, Mark Gehrke
  • Patent number: 10740907
    Abstract: In a case in which the size of a moving body changes by a position of the moving body, in order to accurately track the moving body without an effort of the user regardless of a change in the size, the present disclosure estimates a size of the moving body in each of the images of the frames, updates template data based on the estimated size of the moving body, and compares a candidate region that is a candidate of a region where the moving body is present in each of the images of the frames with the template data, and determines whether or not the moving body is positioned in the candidate region based on the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junko Ueda
  • Patent number: 10740658
    Abstract: Object recognition and classification based on data from multiple sensor modalities is disclosed. A computing system can detect an event in a monitored portion of an environment coordinate field associated with a vehicle. The computing system can retrieve data associated with the detected event from a plurality of modalities. At least one of the modalities can include raw data from a sensor associated with the vehicle. The computing system can classify the detected event based at least in part on the retrieved data and one or more parameters of a classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Matthias Arnold Pollach, Ljubo Mercep