Patents Examined by Ping Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10292029
    Abstract: Systems and methods for autopairing a base portable electronic device and a dockable mod device in a modular device system includes detecting at the base device that the mod device has been docked to the base device, wherein such docking forms a wired connection between the base device and the mod device. Wireless communication parameters are received from the mod device at the base device over the wired connection, and the base device detects that the mod device has been undocked from the base device. The received wireless communication parameters are used thereafter at the base device to communicate wirelessly with the mod device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Boby Iyer, Olivier Meirhaeghe, Mary Hor-Lao
  • Patent number: 10169646
    Abstract: Embodiments provide, in at least one aspect, methods and systems that authenticate at least one face in at least one digital image using techniques to mitigate spoofing. For example, methods and systems trigger an image capture device to capture a sequence images of the user performing the sequence of one or more position requests based on the pitch and yaw movements. The methods and systems generate a series of face signatures for the sequence of images of the user performing the sequence of one or more position requests. The methods and systems compare the generated series of face signatures to stored face signatures corresponding to the requested sequence of the one or more position requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED RECOGNITION INC.
    Inventors: Ray Ganong, Donald Craig Waugh, Jakub Dolejs, Tomasz Wysocki, Chris Studholme
  • Patent number: 10157307
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes capturing one or more images of a physical environment surrounding the first user; determining that one or more of the images comprises a face; generating a facial image by cropping a region of the image comprising the face; sending instructions to perform facial recognition on the facial image; receiving a name associated with a second user of the online social network, wherein the face is associated with the second user, wherein the first user is represented by a first node on a social graph maintained by the social-networking system and the second user is represented by a second node on the social graph, and the first node and the second node are connected by at least one edge; and providing an audible indication of the name associated with the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Alexander Dow, Brett Alden Lavalla, Jeffrey C. Wieland, Shaomei Wu, Yuhang Zhao, Lindsay Reynolds, Matt King
  • Patent number: 10153858
    Abstract: Soft information for achieving interference cancellation in downlink transmissions can be communicated over device-to-device (D2D) links, thereby allowing paired user equipments (UEs) to receive downlink transmissions over the same radio resources. More specifically, paired UEs that receive transmissions over the same time-frequency resources may exchange soft or hard information over D2D links in order to facilitate interference cancellation. The D2D links may be unidirectional or bidirectional, and may be established over in-band or out-of-band resources. Paired UEs may be in the same or different cells, and may receive their respective transmissions from the same or different transmit point. UEs may be paired with one another based on various criteria, e.g., interference cancellation capabilities, scheduling metrics, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Amine Maaref, Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu
  • Patent number: 10146965
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of reading RF transponders disposed in one and the same magnetic interrogation field, in which a magnetic coupling of the transponders is ensured with a passive resonant circuit during reading. The method is distinguished in that the passive antenna of the resonant circuit is associated with at least one transponder antenna, and the passive resonant circuit is tuned in such a way that the resonant frequency resulting from the association corresponds to one of the frequencies of the emission side bands of the transponder to be read. The invention also relates to the system corresponding to the method, a transponder structure and an object containing the transponder, in particular a travel document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: GEMALTO SA
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Caruana
  • Patent number: 10145977
    Abstract: A method for positioning a target in a three-dimensional CT image and a security check system. The method includes: displaying a three-dimensional CT image; receiving a selection by a user of at least one area of the three-dimensional CT image at a first viewing angle to generate a first three-dimensional description; receiving a selection by the user of at least one area of the three-dimensional CT image at a second viewing angle to generate a second three-dimensional description, wherein an angle between the first viewing angle and the second viewing angle is within a predetermined range and the first three-dimensional description and the second three-dimensional description are related to a size, a location, and/or a physical property of a target at corresponding viewing angles; and determining the target in the three-dimensional CT image based on the first three-dimensional description and the second three-dimensional description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NUCTECH COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Chen, Li Zhang, Shuo Wang, Yunda Sun, Qingping Huang, Zhi Tang
  • Patent number: 10136817
    Abstract: A method for establishing a connection between a first electronic computing device and a second electronic computing device includes moving the second electronic computing device so that it is proximal to the first electronic computing device. When the first electronic computing device detects the proximity of the first electronic computing device relative to the second electronic computing device, a radio on the first electronic device is set to a connectable and discoverable state. A wireless connection is automatically established between the first electronic computing device and the second electronic computing device. Data is transmitted between the first electronic computing device and the second electronic computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Braxton L. Lathrop
  • Patent number: 10127425
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for a controller configured to switch operation of a fingerprint sensor among operational modes. In one aspect, a fingerprint sensor may switch from operating in a first operational mode to a second operational mode based on one or more characteristics of fingerprint image data generated with the fingerprint sensor operating in the first operational mode. One of the first operational mode or the second operational mode may be a capacitive sensing mode, and the other may be an ultrasonic sensing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hrishikesh Vijaykumar Panchawagh, Kostadin Dimitrov Djordjev
  • Patent number: 10103806
    Abstract: A light weight transmission device providing an identification signal is disclosed. In one aspect, the device comprises a gating device for controlling the transfer of information to the transmitter, a data retaining device, in communication with the gating device, receiving and storing the information for a known period of time, and a controller, in communication with the gating device, providing a signal to the gating device to enable transfer of the retained information to the transmitter at a known time and for a known period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BINJ Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph S. Noonan
  • Patent number: 10097840
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique for encoding Bayer array RAW image data that responds to whether priority is placed on encoding efficiency or on image quality. To that end, a first plane transforming unit transforms the RAW image data into R, G0, G1, and B planes. A second plane transforming unit transforms the RAW image data into a luminance plane and three color difference planes, each constituted of a different color difference component. It is then determined whether to encode using the first plane transforming unit or the second plane transforming unit, and the planes are then encoded according to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daisuke Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10088301
    Abstract: There are included a display section for displaying a model image, an input receiving section for receiving designation, in the model image, of a measurement element for which measurement is to be performed by the probe, a storage section storing, in advance, an arrangement rule defining a relationship between a shape type or a size of a measurement element and arranged positions of contact target positions of the probe, and a measurement control section for identifying, at a time of measurement execution, contact target positions of the probe based on a position of the measurement element designated by the input receiving section, a shape type or a size of the measurement element, and the arrangement rule that is stored in the storage section, and for controlling a horizontal drive section so that the probe sequentially moves to the plurality of contact target positions identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Naruse, Koji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10088302
    Abstract: There are included a probe that can be arranged in an imaging field of view, a horizontal drive section for causing the probe to contact a side surface of a workpiece on a stage, a display section for displaying a model image, a contact position designation section for receiving designation of contact target position information in the model image, a characteristic amount information setting section for setting characteristic amount information, a measurement setting information storage section for storing a plurality of pieces of contact target position information and the characteristic amount information, and a measurement control section for identifying a position and an attitude of the workpiece from a workpiece image by using the characteristic amount information, for identifying a plurality of contact target positions on the side surface of the workpiece where the probe should contact, based on the identified position and the identified attitude of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Takahashi, Takashi Naruse, Hayato Oba
  • Patent number: 10079925
    Abstract: The mobile telephone disclosed in the present specification has a mobile telephone upper edge unit including a right-ear cartilage conduction unit, a left-ear cartilage conduction unit, and a linking unit linking the right-ear cartilage conduction unit and the left-ear cartilage conduction unit, the units being exposed at the mobile telephone surface; and a cartilage-conduction vibration source for transmitting vibration to the mobile telephone upper edge unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignees: Rohm Co., Ltd., Finewell Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosoi, Yoji Hosoi, Masashi Morimoto, Masahide Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10078890
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for anomaly detection within a field using images or sensor data. An anomaly detection process determines whether a pixel or a cluster of pixels fit within calculated or modeled expectations to identify an anomaly. The process can further analyze the anomaly to determine a likely cause. Example anomaly detection techniques account for intra-field inhomogeneity and for non-crop regions. Example anomaly detection techniques also can identify anomalous regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CHS North LLC
    Inventors: Jerry D. Tagestad, Chris Rushing, Josh Brungardt, Chris Joyce, Bjorn Roth
  • Patent number: 10074021
    Abstract: A vehicle detection apparatus detects an object based on an image captured from a vehicle. In the vehicle detection apparatus, a camera is mounted in the vehicle. A search region determining unit determines a region including a road surface in the image to be a search region. A cost minimizing unit divides the search region into two, an upper region and a lower region, by a boundary line, determines corresponding points in a plurality of images captured by the camera at different time points by applying an optical flow model having a fixed magnification factor to the upper region and an optical flow model having a planar constraint condition to the lower region, and determines a boundary line that minimizes cost related to a difference between pixel values of the corresponding points. A vehicle presence determining unit determines presence of a forward vehicle based on the boundary line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kensuke Yokoi, Kohta Ishikawa, Ikuro Sato
  • Patent number: 10067029
    Abstract: A method of determining a modulation transfer function (MTF) for an image includes receiving an image captured through the optical system, performing edge detection on columns or rows in the image to calculate a plurality of edge points, calculating a plurality polynomials to fit to the calculated edge points, each of the plurality of polynomials varying in degree, selecting a polynomial from the plurality of polynomials to represent the detected edge, and estimating the MTF based on the selected polynomial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vlad Constantin Cardei, Boyd Albert Fowler
  • Patent number: 10068144
    Abstract: An association relating to the field of communications is enabled. A method comprises: acquiring image data in a view area of an imaging device; dividing the view area into sub-view areas; acquiring an attribute information set of an object in any one of the sub-view areas through beam scanning; in response to that the attribute information set comprises attribute information of multiple objects, dividing the one sub-view area or the view area into secondary sub-view areas; acquiring attribute information of at least one object in any one of the secondary sub-view areas through beam scanning; and establishing a correspondence between the attribute information of the object in the one secondary sub-view area and image data corresponding to the one secondary sub-view area. A user can obtain a correspondence between attribute information of an object and image data of the object more conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tech Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ran Xu, Wei Shi
  • Patent number: 10057709
    Abstract: A user interactive device includes a housing, a user interactive mechanism carried by the housing, a wireless transmitter storing application identifying data identifying an application associated with the user interactive device, and a controller in circuit communication with the wireless transmitter, wherein the controller is configured to communicate device condition data to the wireless transmitter. The wireless transmitter is configured to wirelessly transmit a broadcast data packet including the application identifying data and the device condition data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson William Wegelin, Tamara Mae Cross, Jason Michael Slater, Mark Adam Bullock, Jeffrey William Hall, Derek Matthew Smith
  • Patent number: 10057395
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention are directed to a case for use with a mobile electronic device. The case includes a body that is detachably secured to the mobile electronic device. An electrical bus is disposed within the body. A connector is disposed on the body. The connector is communicably coupled to the mobile electronic device. The case further includes a memory configured to store a file received from the mobile electronic device through the connector, a processor configured to generate a signal based on the file stored in the memory, and an output port. The output port is configured to transmit the signal generated by the processor to an external device, wherein the external device is communicably coupled to the output port. The connector, the memory, the processor and the output port are communicably coupled to the electrical bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: CARYDEAN ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Dean Henry Wagstaff, Acel Ladd Wimmer
  • Patent number: 10055822
    Abstract: A tint of an object according to a second image capturing device is corrected by a first parameter for correcting a tint of a second object that the second image capturing device captured in a first time zone to a tint of a first object that a first image capturing device captured in a first time zone. If a third object captured by a third image capturing device corresponds to the first object, a parameter for correcting a tint of the third object to the tint of the first object is used for correcting a tint of an object according to a third image capturing device. If the third object corresponds to the second object, the first parameter and a third parameter for correcting the tint of the third object to the tint of the second object is used for the foregoing tint correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Matsushita, Hirotaka Shiiyama, Hideki Sorakado