Patents Examined by Peter Hoang
  • Patent number: 11520951
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for evaluating an ecological environmental impact of a channel project and countermeasures thereof based on mechanism analysis, belonging to the field of ecological environmental impact evaluation technologies. In view of limitations of an existing evaluation method and the void of related technologies, the method includes: a project construction verification and change analysis method, a method for analyzing a fine classification impact mechanism and countermeasures thereof, a method for establishing a multi-level comprehensive index system of ecological environmental impacts, a method for establishing a compliance evaluation index system of an ecological channel, a method for tracking, monitoring and evaluation based on long-term time series satellite remote sensing and a method for analyzing and evaluating a superimposed and cumulative impact model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: China Waterborne Transport Research Institute
    Inventors: Bing Qiao, Chunling Liu, Xuan Wu, Jinpeng Li, Xueyuan Ji, Mingbo Chen, Shiyue Wang, Yue Li
  • Patent number: 11521350
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for processing an image, an electronic device and a storage medium. A specific implementation comprises: acquiring a matching association relationship of a feature point in each to-be-modeled image frame in a to-be-modeled image frame set, a plurality of to-be-modeled image frames in the to-be-modeled image frame set belonging to at least two different to-be-modeled image sequences; determining a first feature point set of the each to-be-modeled image frame based on the matching association relationship, the first feature point set including a first feature point, and the first feature point matching a corresponding feature point in a to-be-modeled image frame in a different to-be-modeled image sequence; and selecting, based on a number of the first feature point in the first feature point set in the each to-be-modeled image frame, a to-be-modeled image frame from the to-be-modeled image frame set for a three-dimensional reconstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Apollo Intelligent Driving Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Meng Yao
  • Patent number: 11513353
    Abstract: An information processing device including a display unit, a detector, and a first control unit. The display unit capable of providing the user with a field of view of a real space. The detector detects an azimuth of the display unit around at least one axis. The first control unit includes a region limiter, a storage unit, and a display control unit. The region limiter is capable of limiting a display region of the field of view along a direction of the one axis in three-dimensional coordinates surrounding the display unit. The storage unit stores images including information relating to a predetermined target present in the field of view with the images being made corresponding to the three-dimensional coordinates. The display control unit is configured to display, based on an output of the detector, an image in the three-dimensional coordinates, which corresponds to the azimuth, in the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka Ishikawa, Takeshi Iwatsu
  • Patent number: 11508121
    Abstract: A method for annotating points on a 2D image of a hand, includes: capturing several images of the hand from different views; for each viewpoint, the hand is imaged using cameras including: one first 2D camera and one 3D camera; using a 3D engine for: creating a 3D hand representation from the 3D camera; considering a 3D model of an articulated hand with predefined annotation points; considering several 3D viewpoints of the hand; for each viewpoint considered: modifying the articulated hand to be superimposed with the 3D representation; considering a 2D image captured from the first 2D camera; superimposing the modified articulated hand on the hand captured on the 2D image; applying the annotation points of the modified articulated hand on the hand captured on the 2D image; and storing the 2D image with annotation on the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Kim Savaroche
  • Patent number: 11501482
    Abstract: An anonymization apparatus 6 is proposed for the generation of anonymized images 9, wherein surveillance images 5 are provided through video surveillance of a surveillance region 3 by means of at least one camera 2, with a recognition module 11, wherein the surveillance images 5 are provided to the recognition module 11, wherein the recognition module 11 is configured to recognize persons 4 contained in the surveillance images 5, with a processing module 13, wherein the processing module 13 is configured to process the surveillance images 5 into the anonymized images 9, wherein at least one person 4 or person segment included in the surveillance images 5 is anonymized in the anonymized images 9, wherein the processing module 13 is configured to replace the recognized person 4 or person segment by an animated person model 14 for the purpose of anonymization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Roland, Gregor Blott, Jan Rexilius
  • Patent number: 11494968
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a processor receives an incoming data stream that includes alpha channel data, and a memory stores an application programming interface (API). The API is to route the alpha channel data to a fixed point blending unit to perform one or more blending operations using fixed point representation of the alpha channel data. The API is further to route the incoming data stream to a floating point blending unit to perform operations involving floating point representation of the incoming data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek R. Appu, Prasoonkumar Surti, Srivallaba Mysore, Subhajit Dasgupta, Hiroshi Akiba, Eric J. Hoekstra, Linda L. Hurd, Travis T. Schluessler, Daren J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11488317
    Abstract: A system is provided that stores a neural network model trained on a training dataset which indicates an association between first graphic information associated with one or more first objects and corresponding first plurality of depth images. The system receives second graphic information that corresponds to the one or more first objects. The system further applies the trained neural network model received on the second graphic information. The system predicts a first depth image from the first plurality of depth images based on the application of the trained neural network model on the received second graphic information. The system extracts first depth information from the predicted first depth image. The first depth information corresponds to the one or more first objects indicated by the second graphic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong Hwa Lee, Gareth White, Antti Myllykoski, Edward Theodore Winter
  • Patent number: 11482009
    Abstract: A method for generating depth information of a street view image using a two-dimensional (2D) image includes calculating distance information of an object on a 2D map using the 2D map corresponding to a street view image; extracting semantic information on the object from the street view image; and generating depth information of the street view image based on the distance information and the semantic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: NAVER LABS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Donghwan Lee, Deokhwa Kim
  • Patent number: 11477400
    Abstract: Method for determining imaging ratio of flexible panel, electronic device and storage medium are provided. A first surface of the flexible panel is adapted to be placed with an object to be imaged, an image capturing device is disposed on the second surface, and a curvature radius of the first surface is adjustable. The method includes: for a light source in the image capturing device, acquiring a real-time image formed on the image capturing device after a light signal emitted from the light source is reflected by the first surface; determining a real-time curvature radius of the first surface based on the real-time image; and calculating the imaging ratio based on the real-time curvature radius and thickness of the flexible panel. The imaging ratio is determined based on bending degree of the flexible panel in real time to acquire an image with size approximate to actual size of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Shanghai Harvest Intelligence Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tianyang Wang
  • Patent number: 11468610
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for providing displays of maps or mapping objects in a mapping application or system, wherein transitions between the maps or mapping objects is provided seamlessly and/or with orientation(s) preserved based a user interface device control actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Michael J. Martin, Thomas C. Cassey, Francisco A. Crespo
  • Patent number: 11468648
    Abstract: An information processing system that acquires image data captured by an image capturing device; identifies a density of distribution of a plurality of feature points in the acquired image data; and controls a display to display guidance information based on the density of the distribution of the plurality of feature points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Fukuchi, Kenichirou Ooi, Tatsuki Kashitani
  • Patent number: 11461957
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device that acquires appearance information associated with an appearance of a target object to be a target of drawing, and determines a parameter associated with a resolution of the target object and used in the drawing of a condition of the target object as viewed from a given viewpoint, on the basis of a color distribution on the surface of the target object and information associated with a distance from the viewpoint to the target object, the color distribution being specified from the acquired appearance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Akira Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 11461941
    Abstract: A method for reducing color leaking artefacts in an image formed by projection processing from a 3D point cloud comprises: receiving an input image comprising the 3D point cloud; classifying the cloud into a plurality of surface patches; projecting the patches onto a plane to form a first 2D image; processing the first 2D image, by coding, transmitting and decoding, to form a final 2D image; and providing the final 2D image as an output. Processing includes independent patch processing to reduce inter-patch color leakage in the final 2D image, the independent patch processing including chroma sub-sampling pixels within each of the projected patches in the first 2D image separately; recombining the chroma sub-sampled patches to form a second 2D image; and compressing the second 2D image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Danillo Graziosi, Arash Vosoughi
  • Patent number: 11423609
    Abstract: A point cloud information generation apparatus according to an embodiment includes a 360-degree image acquirer configured to acquire a 360-degree image of a three-dimensional (3D) space, a point cloud information generator configured to generate first point cloud information for the 3D space from the 360-degree image, and a viewpoint orientation image generator configured to generate a plurality of viewpoint orientation images from the 360-degree image based on a reference viewpoint in the 360-degree image, wherein the point cloud information generator further configured to generate second point cloud information for the 3D space from the plurality of viewpoint orientation images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: MAXST CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyung Min Lee, Kyu Sung Cho, Jae Wan Park
  • Patent number: 11410368
    Abstract: An animation system is provided for generating an animation control rig for character development, configured to manipulate a skeleton of an animated character. Hierarchical representation of puppets includes groups of functions related in a hierarchy according to character specialization for creating the animated rig are derived using base functions of a core component node. The hierarchical nodes may include an archetype node, at least one appendage node, and at least one feature node. In some implementations, portions of a hierarchical node, including the functions from the core component node, may be shared to generate different animation rigs for a variety of characters. In some implementations, portions of a hierarchical node, including the component node functions, may be reused to build similar appendages of a same animation rig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: UNITY TECHNOLOGIES SF
    Inventors: Thomas Stevenson, Edward Sun
  • Patent number: 11410379
    Abstract: A point cloud model reconstruction method, apparatus, and system are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes randomly selecting four non-coplanar reconstruction points in a point cloud model; iteratively selecting other reconstruction points successively until a reconstruction condition is met, and reconstructing the point cloud model based on all reconstruction points. A reduction degree of a reconstructed point cloud model is: Reward=?k·(PointNum?4)+g·VolRate, where PointNum represents a number of current selected reconstruction points, VolRate represents a ratio of a volume of a solid shape, k represents a proportion of the number of the selected points, and g represents a proportion of the volume ratio. The reconstruction method further includes adjusting a ratio of g to k based on user requirements to adjust the reconstruction condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS LTD., CHINA
    Inventors: Hai Feng Wang, Wen Chao Zou, Shao Tu Jia
  • Patent number: 11403821
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method of providing contextual computer-generated reality (CGR) digital assistant is performed at a device provided to deliver a CGR scene, the device including one or more processors, non-transitory memory, and one or more displays. The method includes obtaining image data characterizing a field of view captured by an image sensor. The method further includes identifying in the image data a contextual trigger for one of a plurality of contextual CGR digital assistants. The method additionally includes selecting a visual representation of the one of the plurality of contextual CGR digital assistants, where the visual representation is selected based on context and in response to identifying the contextual trigger. The method also includes presenting the CGR scene by displaying the visual representation of the one of the plurality of contextual CGR digital assistants, where the visual representation provides information associated with the contextual trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Avi Bar-Zeev, Golnaz Abdollahian, Devin William Chalmers, David H. Y. Huang, Banafsheh Jalali
  • Patent number: 11393157
    Abstract: A technique for classifying a ray tracing intersection with a triangle edge or vertex avoids either rendering holes or multiple hits of the same ray for different triangles. The technique employs a tie-breaking scheme in which certain types of edges are classified as hits and certain types of edges are classified as misses. The test is performed in a coordinate space that comprises a projection into the viewspace of the ray, and thus where the ray direction has a non-zero magnitude in one axis (e.g., z) but a zero magnitude in the two other axes. In this coordinate space, edges are classified as one of top, bottom, left, and right, and an intersection on an edge counts as a hit if the intersection hits a top or left edge, but a miss if the intersection hits a bottom or right edge. Vertices are processed in a related manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Skyler Jonathon Saleh
  • Patent number: 11386520
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described. A system includes a redundant shader pipe array that performs rendering calculations on data provided thereto and a shader pipe array that includes a plurality of shader pipes, each of which performs rendering calculations on data provided thereto. The system also includes a circuit that identifies a defective shader pipe of the plurality of shader pipes in the shader pipe array. In response to identifying the defective shader pipe, the circuit generates a signal. The system also includes a redundant shader switch. The redundant shader switch receives the generated signal, and, in response to receiving the generated signal, transfers the data for the defective shader pipe to the redundant shader pipe array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Mantor, Jeffrey T. Brady, Angel E. Socarras
  • Patent number: 11380112
    Abstract: A method for encoding a point cloud feature includes: obtaining an original point cloud, generating point-wise hybrid scale voxel features by conducting hybrid scale voxelization on the original point cloud; generating voxel-wise attention features using spatial features and voxel features of points in a voxel at each voxel scale; aggregating the hybrid scale voxel features and the attention features to obtain voxel-wise projection scale information; and mapping the voxel-wise projection scale information to pseudo image features at projection scales. In this way, points can be retained during voxelization, and a feature encoding network is guided by the attention features to be more attentive to interrelationships between points in the voxels, thereby increasing accuracy of three-dimensional object detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN DEEPROUTE.AI CO., LTD
    Inventors: Maosheng Ye, Shuangjie Xu, Tongyi Cao