Patents Examined by Omar S Ismail
  • Patent number: 11116442
    Abstract: A method and instructions for operating an image integrity and repeatability system can comprise: acquiring an original image; extracting a protocol from the original image; recording the original image to an image history; determining an area within an image frame of the original image as a skin area; creating a background as the inverse of the skin area within the image frame of the original image; and acquiring a subsequent image including: extracting an image parameter from the subsequent image, providing feedback based on the image parameter being outside a threshold, prohibiting capture of the subsequent image based on the image parameter being outside the threshold, displaying the background overlaid on the subsequent image, and storing the subsequent image to the image history based on the image parameter of the subsequent image being within the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CAPTUREPROOF, INC.
    Inventors: Meghan Patricia Conroy, Jaroslaw Walery Winniczek, David Chocron
  • Patent number: 11113494
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, the electronic device having a keyboard including a biometric input device. The biometric input device may be a biometric key or button. A cap of a biometric key or button may include a textured ceramic cover, such as a textured sapphire cover. The cap may further include a rear decorative coating and a front antireflective coating disposed on or over the textured ceramic cover. The cap may have one or more visual and or tactile properties which resemble those of an adjacent key of the keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Vivek Gupta, Nicholas A. Renda, Chi Xu, Stephen V. Jayanathan
  • Patent number: 11113818
    Abstract: A timing controller includes an image compensator for generating compensated image data. The image compensator is configured to: divide an input image into plural image blocks; select plural pixels located at one column of the image block as plural target pixels; generate an average representative gray level of the image block according to a histogram of gray levels of the image block; input the average representative gray level into a first lookup table to obtain a first gain; input a vertical pixel position of the target pixel and the average representative gray level into a second lookup table to obtain a second gain; obtain the compensated gray level by multiplying the gray level, the first gain, and the second gain of the target pixel; and replace the gray levels with the compensated gray levels to acquire the compensated image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Tung-Ying Wu
  • Patent number: 11112541
    Abstract: A tunable acoustic gradient (TAG) lens includes a lens casing in which a controllable acoustic wave generating element is arranged and that surrounds a casing cavity in which an operational volume of a refractive fluid is contained. The lens casing includes a first case end portion comprising a window mounted along an optical path, and a second case end portion comprising a mirror mounted along the optical path. The TAG lens is configured to enable light to pass through the window of the TAG lens to enter the TAG lens and make a first pass through the operational volume of the refractive fluid and be reflected by the mirror of the TAG lens and make a second pass back through the operational volume of the refractive fluid and pass back out through the window of the TAG lens to exit the TAG lens and continue along the optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Mitutoyo Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Daniel Tobiason
  • Patent number: 11113969
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a method for an ego vehicle. The method includes receiving a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) message that describes an object that is within proximity of an ego vehicle. The method further includes generating a set of data-to-camera (D2C) filters that are specific to the object described by the V2X message. The method further includes applying the set of D2C filters to image data that describes an initial image of the object. The method further includes generating a modified image, based on applying the set of D2C filters to the image data, wherein the modified image includes an indication of (1) a location and a size of the object in the initial image and (2) a type of object in the initial image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Sergei Avedisov, Gaurav Bansal, Hongsheng Lu, Rui Guo
  • Patent number: 11115736
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and system for Dynamic Bandwidth Assignment (DBA) Virtualization in a Passive Optical Network, comprising an Optical Line Termination (OLT) point and a plurality of Optical Network Units (ONU) and a plurality of Virtual Network Units (VNO), wherein each VNO is configured with a virtual Dynamic Bandwidth Assignment module to schedule a bandwidth assignment independently of the other VNOs and using a merging engine to implement a detailed bandwidth scheduling allocation over the Passive Optical Network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS AND THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF OUEEN ELIZABETH, NEAR DUBLIN
    Inventors: Marco Ruffini, Amr Elrasad, Nima Afraz
  • Patent number: 11114952
    Abstract: A device, such as an electroactive device, may include primary electrode and a secondary electrode overlapping at least a portion of the primary electrode. An electroactive polymer element may include a composite polymer material and is disposed between and abuts each of the primary electrode and the secondary electrode. A phase change or other deformable medium such as a liquid, a gas, or a liquid-gas mixture may be disposed as inclusions within the polymer material. The device can be actuated by the application of a voltage between the electrodes and the attendant formation of a Maxwell stress, exposing the deformable medium to a source of radiation, changing a pressure of the deformable medium, or changing a temperature of the deformable medium, e.g., about a phase transformation temperature of the phase change medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Wallin, Austin Lane, Christopher Yuan Ting Liao, Jack Lindsay, Tanya Malhotra, Andrew John Ouderkirk, Katherine Marie Smyth, Yigit Mengue
  • Patent number: 11106945
    Abstract: A training and application method for a neural network model is provided. The training method determines the first network model to be trained and sets a downscaling layer for at least one layer in the first network model, wherein the number of filters and filter kernel of the downscaling layer are identical to those of layers to be trained in the second network model. Filter parameters of the downscaling layer are transmitted to the second network model as training information. By this training method, training can also be performed even when the scale of the layer for training in the first network model is different from that of the layers to be trained in the second network model, and the amount of lost data is small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junjie Liu, Tsewei Chen, Dongchao Wen, Hongxing Gao, Wei Tao
  • Patent number: 11100371
    Abstract: A system for creating synthetic data for testing an autonomous system, comprising at least one hardware processor adapted to execute a code for: using a machine learning model to compute a plurality of depth maps based on a plurality of real signals captured simultaneously from a common physical scene, each of the plurality of real signals are captured by one of a plurality of sensors, each of the plurality of computed depth maps qualifies one of the plurality of real signals; applying a point of view transformation to the plurality of real signals and the plurality of depth maps, to produce synthetic data simulating a possible signal captured from the common physical scene by a target sensor in an identified position relative to the plurality of sensors; and providing the synthetic data to at least one testing engine to test an autonomous system comprising the target sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Cognata Ltd.
    Inventors: Dan Atsmon, Eran Asa, Ehud Spiegel
  • Patent number: 11100352
    Abstract: Disclosed is a computer-readable medium including a program code that, when executed by processing circuitry, causes the processing circuitry to generate a feature map from an input image, to extract a region of interest from the feature map, and to generate a predicted mask based on the region of interest. The processing circuitry may use a predicted mask and a real mask to learn a convolutional neural network system. The real mask includes first pixels corresponding to the real boundary and second pixels corresponding to a fake boundary adjacent to the real boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Hyunku Lee, Hyunsurk Ryu, Ha Young Kim, BaRom Kang
  • Patent number: 11092720
    Abstract: The systems, devices, and methods described herein relate to modulo GRIN optical design concepts. The modulo GRIN optical design may include optical devices including may include one or more gradient portions. These optical devices may include an index of refraction with a profile that gradually transitions along an axis of the optical devices with areas of abrupt change. The profile of this index of refraction may provide a shorter focal length than possible using conventional GRIN index of refraction profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Peak Nano Optics LLC
    Inventors: Guy Beadie, Richard Lepkowicz
  • Patent number: 11080563
    Abstract: A computer implemented a method and system for enrichment of OCR extracted data is disclosed comprising of accepting a set of extraction criteria and a set of configuration parameters by a data extraction engine. The data extraction engine captures data satisfying an extraction criteria using the configuration parameters and adapts the captured data using a set of domain specific rules and a set of OCR error patterns. A learning engine generates learning data models using the adapted data and the configuration parameters and the system dynamically updates the extraction criteria using the generated learning data models. The extraction criteria comprise one or more extraction templates wherein an extraction template includes one of a regular expression, geometric markers, anchor text markers and a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: INFOSYS LIMITED
    Inventors: Shreyas Bettadapura Guruprasad, Radha Krishna Pisipati
  • Patent number: 11080860
    Abstract: An image inspection method includes capturing a target object image, which the target object image comprises a plurality of graphical features; choosing a block image comprising a specific graphical feature of the plurality of graphical features from the target object image; capturing all the graphical features of the block image to obtain a region of interest (ROI); executing a filtering process or a recovering process on the ROI to obtain a pre-processed region; and inspecting, according to the pre-processed region, the target object image to determine whether the target object image has defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: CHROMA ATE INC.
    Inventors: Ting-Wei Chen, Yu-Hsin Liu, Ming-Kai Hsueh
  • Patent number: 11074501
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a learning method of a neural network model for flame determination. The learning method of a neural network includes generating a learning image including a fake image generated by combining a real fire image and an arbitrary flame image with a background image; inputting the learning image to a first neural network model and outputting a determination result for whether a flame is present; and updating a weight in a layer extracting features of the learning image from the first neural network model using the determination result. According to the present invention, data of various fire situations may be secured, a performance of the neural network model that determines an occurrence of the fire through the secured data may be increased, and a quality of data for learning may be increased to allow the neural network model itself to predict various situations of fires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: GYNETWORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung On Bang
  • Patent number: 11073706
    Abstract: A transmitter includes an optical modulator, a drive unit, a deviation identification signal generation unit, and a bias control unit. The deviation identification signal generation unit generates a signal value in accordance with a deviation of a bias voltage of the optical modulator by amplifying a signal value of a dither signal extracted from a modulated signal output from the optical modulator by a factor set for each of a plurality of modulation schemes so as to generate a uniform signal value. The bias control unit generates a bias value at which a center of a variation range, which is a range from a maximum value to a minimum value of the drive signal, corresponds to transmission characteristics of the optical modulator according to one predetermined adjustment method by using the signal value generated by the deviation identification signal generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tadashi Koga
  • Patent number: 11064892
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting an occurrence of a transient ischemic attack (TIA). In one embodiment, a device is utilized to measure first and second signals indicative of photoplethysmogram signals at first and second regions on the left and right sides of a user's head (PPGSL and PPGSR, respectively). A computer detects the occurrence of a TIA based on PPGSL and PPGSR that exhibit a pattern that involves the following: (i) an asymmetry between PPGSL and PPGSR, which is below a threshold, during a first period spanning more than a day; (ii) an asymmetry between PPGSL and PPGSR, which exceeds the threshold, during a second period following the first period and spanning between 5 and 180 minutes; and (iii) an asymmetry between PPGSL and PPGSR, which falls below the threshold, during a third period following the second period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Ori Tzvieli, Ari M Frank, Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger
  • Patent number: 11070289
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide a location-based remote testing service. The location-based remote testing service may receive a request for a remote test that includes location information indicating a location subject to a remote test. The service may correlate the location information to a network element of a network. The service may perform a remote test on the network element. The service may provide a result of the remote test to a device that requests the remote test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Hanson, Robert R. Sheehan
  • Patent number: 11070296
    Abstract: An optical receiver can implement a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) to process received light using a closed loop optical pre-amplification. The optical receiver can use an average input value of the TIA to control an semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) or pre-amplification as received average signal varies. The optical receiver can include a gain controller for the TIA that can measure the TIA swing to adjust the gain of the SOA to pre-amplify received light in a closed loop control configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Guzzon, John Garcia, Theodore J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11062460
    Abstract: Technology is disclosed herein for learning motion in video. In an implementation, an artificial neural network extracts features from a video. A correspondence proposal (CP) module performs, for at least some of the features, a search for corresponding features in the video based on a semantic similarity of a given feature to others of the features. The CP module then generates a joint semantic vector for each of the features based at least on the semantic similarity of the given feature to one or more of the corresponding features and a spatiotemporal distance of the given feature to the one or more of the corresponding features. The artificial neural network is able to identify motion in the video using the joint semantic vectors generated for the features extracted from the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Xingyu Liu, Hailin Jin, Joonyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 11057111
    Abstract: The systems, apparatuses and methods of the present invention set forth improvements to the problems of the current pairing or duplex paradigm, resulting in a dramatic increase in fiber transmission efficiency, accomplished explicitly by restructuring presently-aligned C-B and wavelengths into innovative DWDM transmit and receive formats, and through implementing photonic-wave changes, which directs Ethernet data flow onto new path adaptations. These improvements could reduce line haul expenses significantly, believed to reach a projected 50% less requirement/deployment of fiber strands. This saving would offer owner-operators substantial fiber strand cost reductions, affecting transportation rates of high-bandwidth digital payloads traversing over DWDM networks, and lower usage rates of cross-connections amid multiple equipment inter-exchanging throughout large data centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NOVEC Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Marvin W. Ward