Patents Examined by Nizar N Sivji
  • Patent number: 11074432
    Abstract: A system and method for recognizing a person, including: capturing an identifying feature of the person; identifying the person based on the identifying feature to return a person identity; using the person's identity, retrieving information about the person from a person information database; and displaying the retrieved information in an overlay with a facial image of the person to a user. menu items can also be displayed. The identifying feature may be a biometric or a non-biometric feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: NICE LTD.
    Inventors: Jayesh Doolani, Nicholas Duane Martin, Sathish Babu Adluru Subas
  • Patent number: 11076382
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for enabling a user equipment to perform a paging operation. The method includes: monitoring whether a paging message is present at a set of PDCCH monitoring occasions included in a paging occasion, detecting whether a base station has accessed to a channel including a frequency band over which the paging message is transmitted at one or more of the PDCCH monitoring occasions, and stopping the monitoring when detecting that the base station has accessed the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sung-pyo Hong
  • Patent number: 11069051
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for locating the center of a substrate are provided. The substrate-positioning system uses an array of visible light sources to illuminate the substrate and its edges. The light sources are non-laser in nature and typically emit in the visible spectrum. The light sources are typically LEDs so that the individual elements may be switched-on or switched-off extremely rapidly, which allows for multiple images to be taken using different light sources at any given substrate rotation position. The substrate-positioning system further includes an image sensor array with the ability to process data rapidly, which allows for the digitization (quantization) of each pixel being viewed. Algorithms analyze the values for patterns and determine the true edge position at each rotational angle of the substrate. The systems and methods described herein are able to locate the center of various types of substrates composed of different materials and/or edge types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Vern Schauer
  • Patent number: 11062179
    Abstract: An electronic device for neural network training includes at least one processor and one or more memories configured to provide or train: a generative adversarial network (GAN) using a generator and a discriminator for: receiving a plurality of training cases; and training the generative adversarial network, based on the plurality of training cases, to classify the training cases; wherein the generator generates hard negative examples for the discriminator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
    Inventors: Avishek Bose, Yanshuai Cao
  • Patent number: 11062440
    Abstract: In one embodiment there is provided a method for inspecting a container, comprising: classifying an inspection image of the container in a matching class of one or more predetermined classes of containers of interest, each predetermined class comprising reference images associated with a type of containers of interest, wherein the inspection image is generated using transmission of inspection radiation through the container; comparing a shape model of the inspection image to corresponding shape models associated with reference images within the matching class; associating the inspection image with a matching reference image, based on the comparison; registering one or more zones of the inspection image with corresponding one or more zones of the matching reference image; and mapping differences between the inspection image and the matching reference image, based on the registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Abraham Marciano, Najib Gadi, Laurent Cohen
  • Patent number: 11055823
    Abstract: Provided are an image correction device, an image correction method, and a program capable of canceling accumulated error at the time of connection from a wide field-of-view image in which a plurality of partial images are connected. An image correction device includes an image acquisition unit 22 that acquires a combined image including a plurality of partial images obtained by performing division imaging on a rectangular area in a real space using an imaging device 12, an area specifying unit 34 that specifies a correction target area in the combined image corresponding to the rectangular area in the real space, a division unit 36 that divides the correction target area into a plurality of divided areas, and a geometric conversion unit 40 that converts each of the plurality of divided areas into a rectangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Yonaha
  • Patent number: 11052544
    Abstract: A safety device for machine tools, such as a panel-sizing circular saw or an edge-gluing machine, with a machining tool used for machining a workpiece supplied to the machine tool, comprises a detection device and a hazard reduction device. The detection device is designed to detect a hazardous situation of an operator of the machine tool and the hazard reduction device is designed to initiate a safety measure to reduce the risk of injury to the operator when a hazard signal characterizing a hazardous situation of the operator is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Altendorf GmbH
    Inventors: Karl-Friedrich Schröder, Andreas Neufeld, Julia Pohle
  • Patent number: 11050873
    Abstract: An example method for controlling an external electronic device of an electronic device, according to various embodiments, includes: receiving data information corresponding to at least one function of the external electronic device from an external electronic device connected to the electronic device; displaying a setting window for setting a user interface for controlling the external electronic device using the data information; selecting a control item corresponding to the at least one function included in the setting window according to user input reception; and setting and displaying the user interface corresponding to the selected control item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-Young Kim, Sung-Jae Park, Eun-Young Lee
  • Patent number: 11051241
    Abstract: Disclosed are a device and a method for allocating physical cell identifier (PCI) of a mobile base station. The device comprises: an acquiring unit configured to acquire location and movement speed of the mobile base station; a determining unit configured to determine a valid time interval for PCI of the mobile base station based on at least one of the location and the movement speed; an information collection unit configured to collect information relating to network configuration within a predetermined range where the mobile base station is located when the valid time interval is expired; and a PCI determining unit configured to determine the PCI of the mobile base station based on the information relating to network configuration within the predetermined range where the mobile base station is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chen Sun, Jinhui Chen
  • Patent number: 11051351
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose a method for accessing a local network, and a related device, so that a user equipment can simultaneously access an operator network and a local network. The method in the embodiments of the present application includes: receiving, by an MME, an access request of user equipment UE that is sent by an base station eNB, where the access request carries access information of the UE; determining, according to the access information of the UE, a first local gateway corresponding to the UE; and establishing, for the UE, a user plane bearer that is from the eNB to a gateway C-GW of a core network and that includes the first local gateway used as an intermediate node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Weisheng Jin
  • Patent number: 11051158
    Abstract: Processes and systems for locking a NB-IoT device to a NB-IoT SIM before connecting the NB-IoT device to a cellular network are discussed herein. The NB-IoT device may include a status flag that determines whether the NB-IoT device requires a NB-IoT SIM to access NB-IoT-specific functions provided by a cellular network. In one example, a Group Identifier Level 1 (GID1) of the IoT SIM may be queried and compared against a reference value to determine whether the IoT SIM is an NB-IoT SIM, and if confirmed, the NB-IoT device may connect to a cellular network and access the NB-IoT-specific functions. In an example, an NB-IoT device associated with a status flag indicating that the device does not require an NB-IoT SIM may connect to a cellular network, but may not access NB-IoT-specific functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Phani Ramisetty, Kyeong Hun An, Karthik Iyer
  • Patent number: 11042970
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides an image providing method including: obtaining a user input that sets an area of interest on a fisheye image; setting a transformation area corresponding to at least a part of the fisheye image based on the user input; and generating a transformed image by dewarping a fisheye image corresponding to the transformation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoung Jeon Jeong, Dae Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 11044696
    Abstract: A downlink data notification message sending method and apparatus are disclosed. In an embodiment a method includes receiving, a delay instruction from a mobility management network element, which is used to instruct a control plane network element to delay sending a DDN message, receiving, an event report message includes a reported event from a user plane network element, and the reported event is used to notify the control plane network element that a downlink data packet sent to UE matches no bearer, determining, that the UE is registered in the mobility management network element, and if the control plane network element has not received, within a first time period, routing information of a base station, sending, the DDN message to the mobility management network element when the first time period expires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Longyu Cao, Lin Shu, Yanping Zhang
  • Patent number: 11031971
    Abstract: A method and system for selecting a sub-band in a television white space frequency band may include configuring an antenna matching circuit based on the selected sub-band and configuring a bandpass filter based on the selected sub-band. The method may include receiving a first signal through a radio-frequency path including the antenna matching circuit and not including the bandpass filter, measuring a parameter of received first signal, and determining whether the selected sub-band is usable based on the measured parameter of the received first signal. The method may include receiving a second signal through radio-frequency path including the antenna matching circuit and the bandpass filter, measuring a parameter of the received second signal, and determining whether the selected sub-band is usable based on the measured parameter of the received second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nahal Niakan, Sean Russell Mercer
  • Patent number: 11017227
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be embodied in a method for generating an iris identifier. The method includes obtaining a plurality of images of an iris, and generating a binary code for each of the plurality of images of the iris, the binary code including a sequence of bits. The method also includes identifying a first pattern of bits for which bit values and bit-locations are the same across a plurality of the binary codes, generating a first index based on the first pattern of bits, and then storing the first index on a storage device in accordance with a database management system. The first index is linked to biometric information of a different modality for a corresponding user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Raghunandan Pasula, Gregory Lee Storm, Reza R. Derakhshani
  • Patent number: 11017560
    Abstract: A video generation system is described that extracts one or more characters or other objects from a video, re-animates the character, and generates a new video in which the extracted characters. The system enables the extracted character(s) to be positioned and controlled within a new background scene different from the original background scene of the source video. In one example, the video generation system comprises a pose prediction neural network having a pose model trained with (i) a set of character pose training images extracted from an input video of the character and (ii) a simulated motion control signal generated from the input video. In operation, the pose prediction neural network generates, in response to a motion control input from a user, a sequence of images representing poses of a character. A frame generation neural network generates output video frames that render the character within a scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Oran Gafni, Lior Wolf, Yaniv Taigman
  • Patent number: 11010873
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to enhancing local contrast in an image. A bilateral high pass filter generates a high frequency value for each pixel of an input image, based on a convolution using photometric kernel coefficients associated with other pixels around the pixel. A noise control circuit generates a modulated high frequency value for the pixel based on a noise model for the image defining a noise threshold value for modifying the high frequency value. The modulated high frequency value for the pixel is then combined with a pixel value of the pixel to generate an enhanced value for the pixel. Enhanced values for pixels of the image may be generated to provide the local contrast enhancement for the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Maxim Smirnov
  • Patent number: 11003951
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is provided. The image processing apparatus includes a memory configured to store at least one instruction; and a processor configured to read the at least one instruction and configured to, according to the at least one instruction: apply a learning network model to an input image frame and acquire information on an area of interest; and acquire an output image frame by retargeting the input image frame based on the acquired information on the area of interest. The learning network model is a model that is trained to acquire the information on the area of interest in the input image frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Sogang University Research & Business Development Foundation
    Inventors: Hyungjun Lim, Suk-Ju Kang, Seung Joon Lee, Youngsu Moon, Siyeong Lee, Sung In Cho
  • Patent number: 11004230
    Abstract: A data processing system is provided that includes a processor having associated memory, the processor being configured to execute instructions using portions of the memory to cause the processor to, at classification time, receive an input image frame from an image source. The input image frame includes an articulated object and a target object. The processor is further caused to process the input image frame using a trained neural network configured to, for each input cell of a plurality of input cells in the input image frame predict a three-dimensional articulated object pose of the articulated object and a three-dimensional target object pose of the target object relative to the input cell. The processor is further caused to output the three-dimensional articulated object pose and the three-dimensional target object pose from the neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Andre Leon Pollefeys, Bugra Tekin, Federica Bogo
  • Patent number: 11004201
    Abstract: A movement of an area whose shape changes for each respiration or for each heartbeat is displayed. A diagnosis support program that analyzes images of a human body and displays analysis results, the program causing a computer to execute: processing of acquiring a plurality of frame images from a database that stores the images (S1); processing of specifying a respiratory cycle based on pixels in a specific area in each of the frame images (S2); processing of detecting a lung field based on the specified respiratory cycle (S3); processing of dividing the detected lung field into a plurality of block areas (S4) and calculating a change in image in a block area in each of the frame images (S5); processing of performing a Fourier analysis of a change in image in each block area in each of the frame images (S6); and processing of displaying each image after the Fourier analysis on a display as a pseudo color image (S7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PARAMEVIA PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiko Abe, Norifumi Yoshida