Patents Examined by Nay Maung
  • Patent number: 11134234
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a processor including hardware, the processor being configured to extend an N-bit color video signal to an M (M>N)-bit color video signal, subject the M-bit color video signal obtained by the extension to level correction based on (M?N), and subject the color video signal subjected to the level correction to white balance correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Shinya Takasumi
  • Patent number: 11126854
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed for efficiently identifying objects in videos using deep neural networks and motion information. Using the disclosed technologies, the amount of time required to identify objects in videos can be greatly reduced. Motion information for a video, such as motion vectors, are extracted during the encoding or decoding of the video. The motion information is used to determine whether there is sufficient motion between frames of the video to warrant performing object detection on the frames. If there is insufficient movement from one frame to a subsequent frame, the subsequent frame will not be processed to identify objects contained therein. In this way, object detection will not be performed on video frames that have changed minimally as compared to a previous frame, thereby reducing the amount of time and the number of processing operations required to identify the objects in the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Olgiati, Nitin Singhal, Yuri Natanzon, Vasant Manohar, Davide Modolo
  • Patent number: 11113821
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for optimizing histogram cumulative distribution function curves. In use, a first image is received and divided into two or more pixel regions. For at least one of the two or more pixel regions, a first histogram is computed, and based on the first histogram, at least one cumulative distribution function is computed for the at least one of the two or more pixel regions. Next, based on the at least one cumulative distribution function, two or more curve fit coefficients are extracted and interpolated. Further, an interpolated cumulative distribution function is created based on the interpolation and the interpolated cumulative distribution function is applied to the at least one of the two or more pixel regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: DUELIGHT LLC
    Inventors: William Guie Rivard, Brian J. Kindle, Adam Barry Feder
  • Patent number: 11107573
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for generating a specialized machine learning model by receiving a generalized machine learning model generated by processing a plurality of first training images to predict at least one cancer characteristic, receiving a plurality of second training images, the first training images and the second training images include images of tissue specimens and/or images algorithmically generated to replicate tissue specimens, receiving a plurality of target specialized attributes related to a respective second training image of the plurality of second training images, generating a specialized machine learning model by modifying the generalized machine learning model based on the plurality of second training images and the target specialized attributes, receiving a target image corresponding to a target specimen, applying the specialized machine learning model to the target image to determine at least one characteristic of the target image, and outputting the characteristic of the tar
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: PAIGE.AI, INC.
    Inventors: Belma Dogdas, Christopher Kanan, Thomas Fuchs, Leo Grady
  • Patent number: 11094083
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, non-transitory computer-readable media, and methods for utilizing a critical edge detection neural network and a geometric model to determine camera parameters from a single digital image. In particular, in one or more embodiments, the disclosed systems can train and utilize a critical edge detection neural network to generate a vanishing edge map indicating vanishing lines from the digital image. The system can then utilize the vanishing edge map to more accurately and efficiently determine camera parameters by applying a geometric model to the vanishing edge map. Further, the system can generate ground truth vanishing line data from a set of training digital images for training the critical edge detection neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Eisenmann, Wenqi Xian, Matthew Fisher, Geoffrey Oxholm, Elya Shechtman
  • Patent number: 11093752
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for managing display of content from multi-view video data. According to these techniques, an object may be identified from content of the multi-view video. The object's location may be tracked across a sequence of multi-view video. The technique may extract a sub-set of video that is contained within a view window that is shifted in an image space of the multi-view video in correspondence to the tracked object's location. These techniques may be implemented either in an image source device or an image sink device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Kim, Ming Chen, Hang Yuan, Jiefu Zhai, Dazhong Zhang, Xiaosong Zhou, Chris Chung, Hsi-Jung Wu
  • Patent number: 11077471
    Abstract: An example cleaning card for cleaning a check-reading machine can include at least two opposing surfaces. The opposing surfaces can include a cleaning feature configured to clean at least one component of the check-reading machine when the cleaning card is fed through the check-reading machine. An ink can be located on at least one of the opposing surfaces. The ink can define a set of Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) characters capable of identifying the cleaning card. The position of the set of MICR characters can coincide with a routing field of the cleaning card as defined in accordance with the standard of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X9 family of standards. Other systems, apparatuses, and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Steve Hatzirallis
  • Patent number: 11072003
    Abstract: An example cleaning card for cleaning a check-reading machine can include at least two opposing surfaces. The opposing surfaces can include a cleaning feature configured to clean at least one component of the check-reading machine when the cleaning card is fed through the check-reading machine. An ink can be located on at least one of the opposing surfaces. The ink can define a set of Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) characters capable of identifying the cleaning card. The position of the set of MICR characters can coincide with a routing field of the cleaning card as defined in accordance with the standard of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X9 family of standards. Other systems, apparatuses, and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Steve Hatzirallis
  • Patent number: 11062456
    Abstract: A control target area determiner 21 sets a rectangular target area surrounding a measurement area specified on an optical microscopic image of a sample. A validity determiner 22 and binarization processor 23 divide all small areas within the target area into a first group which overlaps the measurement area and a second group which does not overlap, and assign valid flag “1” and invalid flag “0” to the first and second groups, respectively. A compression processor 24 reads individual flag data in a predetermined order on all small areas within the target area, creates a binary-data string, and compresses the string by run length encoding. A control-processing unit 2 sends the compressed data to a main apparatus 1 along with other data, including information indicating the position of the first small area within the target area. The main apparatus 1 performs an analysis while gradually decoding those data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuro Furuta
  • Patent number: 11048957
    Abstract: A method of image processing in a structured light imaging system is provided that includes receiving a captured image of a scene, wherein the captured image is captured by a camera of a projector-camera pair, and wherein the captured image includes a binary pattern projected into the scene by the projector, applying a filter to the rectified captured image to generate a local threshold image, wherein the local threshold image includes a local threshold value for each pixel in the rectified captured image, and extracting a binary image from the rectified captured image wherein a value of each location in the binary image is determined based on a comparison of a value of a pixel in a corresponding location in the rectified captured image to a local threshold value in a corresponding location in the local threshold image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Vikram VijayanBabu Appia
  • Patent number: 11042670
    Abstract: A method of pillow customization includes analyzing shapes associated with people through the use of sensors to create analytical data; receiving photos from a subject user through a first computing device and a server; determining a firmness of a mattress of the subject user based on the photos; determining body measurements of the subject based on the photos through one or more algorithms and a second computing device; providing the subject user with a pillow diagram, the pillow diagram having one or more zones, each of the one or more zones being customizable in firmness; receiving one or more subject user inputted selections through the first computing device; and designing a pillow based on the firmness of the mattress, the body measurements, and the one or more subject user inputted characteristics, the pillow being customized to the subject user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: RDUB Consulting, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Winer
  • Patent number: 11037338
    Abstract: This disclosure introduces an approach that includes techniques for determining an optimal weighted execution sequence of available reconstruction algorithms using a multi-processor unit. The introduced approach includes executing a series of optimal weighted execution sequence candidates on a representative slice of the image data and comparing their results to select one of the candidates as the optimal weighted execution sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventor: Shekhar Dwivedi
  • Patent number: 11037322
    Abstract: Embodiments include devices and methods for capturing images of a game by an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV). A processor of the UAV may determine game play rules of the game. The processor may predict a game action based on the determined game play rules. The processor may determine a position from which to capture an image of the game based on the predicted game action, and may move the UAV to the determined position to enable the UAV to capture of an image of the game from the determined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Evan Hildreth
  • Patent number: 11033463
    Abstract: A system and method for fitting pacifiers and other implements to a particular child. One or more images of the child are used to determine anthropometric data that can be used to properly size a pacifier bulb and properly fit other implements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: David A. Tesini
  • Patent number: 11026749
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of this disclosure, a computational simulation platform comprises a computer-implemented method that includes: generating a three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of a vessel lumen and a surface of the vessel lumen based on invasive or non-invasive imaging; generating a mesh of the 3D reconstructed vessel lumen and surface of the vessel lumen; assigning material properties to the 3D reconstructed surface of the vessel lumen; importing design and material properties of stents and balloons; generating a mesh of a stent and balloon; positioning the meshed stent and balloon within the mesh of the 3D reconstructed vessel lumen and surface of the vessel lumen; performing balloon pre-dilation, stenting and balloon post-dilation computational simulations with the mesh of the 3D reconstructed vessel lumen and surface of the vessel lumen; and assessing stent and vessel morphometric and biomechanical measures based on the computational simulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska
    Inventor: Ioannis S. Chatzizisis
  • Patent number: 11023781
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method, an apparatus, a device for evaluating image tracking effectiveness and a readable storage medium. The method includes: extracting feature points from a target image according to a predefined algorithm; determining first texture information for the target image according to the feature points; processing the target image according to a predefined processing policy to derive a contrast image, and determining second texture information for the target image according to the contrast image; and rating the target image according to the first texture information and the second texture information. In the solution provide by the present disclosure, the tracking effectiveness for the target image can be known without having to place the target image into any actual product, nor having to wait until the product has been finalized before the target image tracking effectiveness is determined. Moreover, efficiency can be enhanced when evaluating image tracking effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Zhaoliang Liu, Sili Chen, Yongjie Zhang
  • Patent number: 11003931
    Abstract: The present application discloses a vehicle monitoring method and apparatus, processor, and image acquisition device. The method includes: identifying a vehicle window area image in a vehicle image obtained through monitoring; performing feature identification on the vehicle window area image to obtain an identification result of a target feature; performing human eye sensory processing on the vehicle image and the vehicle window area image respectively, and stitching the processed vehicle image and the processed vehicle window area image to obtain a processed image; and outputting the identification result of the target feature and the processed image. The present application solves the technical problem of relatively low identification rate in vehicle monitoring by image detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qun Wang, Jun Chen, Jinhong Qi, Binghua Luo
  • 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