Patents Examined by Nizar N Sivji
  • Patent number: 12035153
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for the analysis of antennas in a wireless network, and the ensuing detection of misaligned antennas. Images reflecting measures of interference associated with different antennas may be analyzed based on structural similarity index (“SSIM”) or other similarity analysis techniques, and antennas may be paired according to this analysis. The paired antennas may be compared to a known configuration. Mismatches may indicate misalignment or other malfunctions, based on which automated remedial measures (e.g., antenna realignment) may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Birr, Katrina Adams, Brian A. Ward
  • Patent number: 12028784
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for identifying subscribers and/or content creators to each other while attending a real-world/live event. The real-world/live event may be in furtherance of content creation or in furtherance of providing preferential access to subscribers. Identification in the case of subscribers can be based upon subscribership information, commonality of one or more aspects of the subscribers and/or the content creators. For example, a subscriber may be identified with a level of prominence commensurate with the level at which he/she subscribers to a content creator to. Notifications and/or recommendations may be presented in an augmented reality experience along with augmented reality identifications of subscribers and/or content creators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: PATREON, INC.
    Inventor: Timothy Wood
  • Patent number: 12026983
    Abstract: An information output method in an information output device acquires first information on an operation history of one or more devices operated by one or more users, acquires second information that identifies a user detected in the vicinity of one or more output devices, acquires third information on behavior of the user, identifies a device whose state is changed or whose state is changeable within a predetermined time among the one or more devices and an operator who performs operation relating to the change in the state based on the first information, determines an output mode and content of notification information on the identified device to the detected user based on information on the identified device and operator, the second information, and the third information, and outputs, in the determined output mode, notification information having the determined content to one or more output devices that detect the detected user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Inventors: Kentaro Nakai, Hiroko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 12020444
    Abstract: A production line monitoring method and a monitoring system thereof are provided. The monitoring system is configured to obtain a plurality of images of an operator, determine a motion type of the operator in the plurality of images based on an image recognition model, determine a time of occurrence and a motion period of the motion type, and record the time of occurrence and the motion period of the motion type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Inventors: Kin Lun Law, Chi Hang Wong
  • Patent number: 12019721
    Abstract: A system performs identification system enrollment and validation and/or authentication. In some examples, the system receives a digital representation of a biometric for a person from a device, biographic information for the person, and monitoring of capture of the biometric and determines whether the biometric is genuine. In others, the system obtains data from a network search using the biometric and the information, generates a comparison of the biometric and the information to the data from the network search, and uses the comparison to determine whether the person is who the person asserts. In still others, the system performs a number of identity checks using the information and the biometric, weights certainty and risk of each of the number of identity checks, and determines whether to approve the person for identification system enrollment using an aggregation of the identity checks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Inventor: Joe Trelin
  • Patent number: 12014491
    Abstract: A method comprising: receiving a radiographic image dataset representing a sequential radiographic scan of a region of a human subject; receiving three-dimensional (3D) image data representing an optical scan of a surface of said region, wherein said 3D image data is performed simultaneously with said sequential radiographic scan; estimating a time-dependent motion of said subject during said acquisition, relative to a specified position, based, at least in part, on said 3D image data; and using said estimating to determine corrections for said radiographic image dataset, based, at least in part, on a known transformation between corresponding coordinate systems of said radiographic image dataset and said 3D image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Inventors: Ron Kimmel, Benjamin Groisser, Alon Wolf, Roger F. Widmann, Howard J. Hillstrom
  • Patent number: 12014578
    Abstract: The disclosure is detecting an authentication target who is moving in a predetermined direction in a video; inputting a first image in which an entire body of the target; calculating characteristic information from an image of the entire body in the first image, comparing the calculated characteristic information with characteristic information of the entire body stored in first memory that stores characteristic information of entire bodies of targets, and extracting candidate information of the targets from the first memory based on a first authentication result; inputting a second image in which an iris of the target; and comparing characteristic information of irises stored in second memory that stores the characteristic information of the irises of targets with characteristic information of an iris from the second image, calculating a verification score, executing second authentication on the target in the second image based on the verification score, and outputting an authentication result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Inventors: Takashi Shibata, Shoji Yachida, Chisato Funayama, Masato Tsukada, Yuka Ogino, Keiichi Chono, Emi Kitagawa, Yasuhiko Yoshida, Yusuke Mori
  • Patent number: 12002296
    Abstract: Another aspect of the present disclosure relates to a method for identification verification. The method may include receiving, from a computing device, a request for identification verification of an individual at a web server. The web server may include an orientation verification module and a facial recognition module. The method may include receiving at a database an identification card image and a picture image. The method may include verifying an orientation of the identification card image is oriented relative to an accepted orientation using the orientation verification module. The method may include, if the identification card image is not oriented relative to the accepted orientation, using the web server, iteratively rotating the identification card image in one or more increments and assessing if the identification card image is oriented at the accepted orientation until the identification card image is oriented at the accepted orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: CHECKPOINT ID, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Antrim, Andrey Stanovnov
  • Patent number: 11994592
    Abstract: A lidar-based unmanned vehicle testing method, the method comprising: acquiring vehicle movement information and point cloud data collected by lidar, the vehicle movement information comprising movement of the vehicle during the vehicle driving process; if the movement of the vehicle is a preset movement then, on the basis of the point cloud data and a map, acquiring road information of the test road on which the vehicle is located; on the basis of the preset movement and the road information, acquiring a performance index of the vehicle; and, on the basis of the vehicle movement information and the performance index, determining a vehicle performance test result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Venti Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Pengcheng Qian
  • Patent number: 11995914
    Abstract: A fast face capture system and process for identifying an individual as the individual walks through a designated area is described. A set of raw images is streamed from at least one camera for detecting individuals entering the designated area. The images are searched for a face. If a face is detected, a tracking ID is assigned; and a timer and face tracking is commenced to obtain a sequence of candidate images for each individual as the individual walks through the designated area. A maximum quality image is selected from the sequence of candidate images for each individual based on at least one quality metric, the elapsed time, and the quality select count in the sequence of the candidate images. The maximum quality image is submitted for matching with a verified image of the person. The invention has particular application to security check points for quickly matching the face of the moving person with a previously acquired and verified identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Inventors: Sunny Wang, Dan Potter, Keith W. Hartman
  • Patent number: 11997565
    Abstract: Masking a route by determining a first location of a first user, receiving destination data for the first user, generating a plurality of map segments according to the first location and the destination data, presenting a first map segment to a second user, determining a second location of the first user, and presenting a second map segment to the second user according to the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Timothy Davis, Gandhi Sivakumar, Kushal S. Patel, Sarvesh S. Patel
  • Patent number: 11991307
    Abstract: A communication method for at least one mobile terminal of a user, suitable for setting up data connections or call connections via at least one mobile communication network to a data terminal or to a voice terminal and suitable for the wireless communication with a host server. Thereby a) a wireless communication link is established between the host server and the mobile terminal; b) a voucher is created by the host server; c) the voucher is transmitted to the operator of the mobile communication network or to a service provider; and d) the operator of the mobile communication network or the service provider, on the basis of the voucher, debits communication costs for data connections or call connections of the mobile terminal that were registered during the time period indicated in the voucher, at least in part to an account assigned to the identifier of the host server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventor: Markus Förster
  • Patent number: 11989911
    Abstract: An eye reconstruction-based eye tracking method and apparatus are provided. The eye tracking method includes generating a reconstructed image by performing eye reconstruction with respect to an input image, determining a difference value between the input image and the reconstructed image, selecting one of the input image, the reconstructed image, and a replacement image as a target image based on the determined difference value, and performing eye tracking based on the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventors: Jingu Heo, Dongwoo Kang, Dong Kyung Nam
  • Patent number: 11983847
    Abstract: A method is for noise reduction in image recordings. In an embodiment, the method includes providing an input image; de-noising the input image and producing a de-noised input image; and adapting noise texture of pixels of the de-noised input image via an adaptation method, noise amplitude of the de-noised input image being largely retained and the noise texture of the pixels of the de-noised input image being adapted to correspond largely to a defined noise texture. A corresponding device, a production method for an adaptation device, such an adaptation device, and a control facility and a computed tomography system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Siemens Healthineers AG
    Inventors: Thomas Flohr, Rainer Raupach, Bernhard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11983915
    Abstract: A system for generating one or more images for display, the system comprising an image obtaining unit operable to obtain an image of a user's face, a geometry information unit operable to identify geometry information for the user's face using the obtained image, a lighting information unit operable to obtain lighting information for a virtual environment, a representation generation unit operable to generate a representation of the user's face generated using the obtained lighting information, and an image output unit operable to generate an output image comprising the generated representation and an image of the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Sahin Serdar Kocdemir, Oliver Richard Smith
  • Patent number: 11972543
    Abstract: A method includes receiving and processing a first image by an encoder-decoder network. The first image includes a first portion and a second portion located at different locations. The encoder-decoder network includes an encoder and a decoder. The encoder is configured to output at least one feature map including global information and local information such that whether a color consistency relationship between the first portion and the second portion of the first image exists is encoded into the global information and the local information. The decoder is configured to output a second image generated from the at least one feature map, wherein a first portion of the second image corresponding to the first portion of the first image and a second portion of the second image corresponding to the second portion of the first image are restored considering whether the color consistency relationship exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: Zibo Meng, Chiuman Ho
  • Patent number: 11953346
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for diagnosing plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome, associated primarily with in infants) from photographs of the head. The method and apparatus may involve the use of a processor circuit, for example an application server, for automatically identifying the contour of the head in a plurality of images, then computing geometrical measurements in order quantify plagiocephaly. Photographs are acquired from an overhead view of a head, where the images may be rotated manually or automatically to a standard orientation. For each image, an optimal head contour is identified as minimizing a mathematical cost function combining local image filter responses designed for edge detection and a global model of head contour shape combining smoothness and convexity constrains. Length measurements are then computed from the identified contour, e.g. head diameter, diagonal diameter, and used to quantify the degree of head asymmetry and diagnose plagiocephaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventors: James Lee, Matthew Toews, Tristan Claré
  • Patent number: 11948389
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for automatic detection of anatomical sites from tomographic images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventors: Kanchan Ghimire, Quan Chen, Xue Feng
  • Patent number: 11928987
    Abstract: A commodity sales data processing apparatus includes an image processor and a controller. The image processor captures an image including a symbol. The symbol includes discount information relating to a discount on a price of a commodity. The controller acquires commodity information that uniquely specifies the commodity. The controller extracts a region from the image captured by the camera. The region includes the symbol. The controller transmits, to a server, an image of the region extracted by the controller. The controller acquires, from the server, the discount information based on the image transmitted to the server. The controller registers the commodity information acquired by the controller and a discounted price of the commodity based on the discount information acquired by the controller in association with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventor: Takahide Kubota
  • Patent number: 11915488
    Abstract: A localization and mapping system and method for a motor vehicle is disclosed and includes at least one camera configured to obtain images of an environment surrounding the motor vehicle, at least one sensor configured to obtain location information for objects surrounding the motor vehicle and a controller configured to receive the images captured by the at least one camera and the location information obtained by the at least one sensor. The controller enhances the captured images utilizing a neural network and combines the enhanced images with the location information to localize the vehicle within the mapped environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Continental Autonomous Mobility US, LLC
    Inventors: Eduardo Jose Ramirez Llanos, Andrew Phillip Bolduc, Julien Ip, Dhiren Verma, Xin Yu