Patents Examined by Qian Yang
  • Patent number: 10643092
    Abstract: A system for determining a region of interest in an image. The system includes a memory and an electronic processor. The electronic processor is configured to create an image pyramid for the image. The image pyramid includes a plurality of layers. For each layer of the image pyramid, the electronic processor is configured to initialize internal states of nodes of a spatial lattice and iteratively update the internal states of the nodes using spatially gated propagation. Each node in the spatial lattice represents a block of pixels in the image and is connected to a node representing a neighboring block of pixels in the image. The electronic processor is also configured to identify the region of interest based on the internal states of the nodes at a convergence of the spatial lattice having nodes representing values included in a first layer of the image pyramid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Paul Dufort
  • Patent number: 10636436
    Abstract: A method and device for automatically increasing the spectral bandwidth of an audio signal including generating a “mapping” (or “prediction”) matrix based on the analysis of a reference wideband signal and a reference narrowband signal, the mapping matrix being a transformation matrix to predict high frequency energy from a low frequency energy envelope, generating an energy envelope analysis of an input narrowband audio signal, generating a resynthesized noise signal by processing a random noise signal with the mapping matrix and the envelope analysis, high-pass filtering the resynthesized noise signal, and summing the high-pass filtered resynthesized noise signal with the original an input narrowband audio signal. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Staton Techiya, LLC
    Inventors: John Usher, Dan Ellis
  • Patent number: 10622104
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for automatically identifying a casualty and matching an electronic health record (EHR) to the casualty. A casualty identification is determined by matching a presenting image of the casualty with one of a master image or a social media profile image of the casualty. A recognized patient broadcast module (RPBM) is configured to query one or more electronic health records (EHR) service providers for the existence of an EHR corresponding the identified casualty and automatically communicate the existence of the EHR to the EMS provider. A blockchain trusted identification module (BTIM) is configured to establish a trust relationship between the EMS provider and the one or more EHR service providers to establish a trusted pathway for delivery of the casualty's EHR to the EMS provider. With the casualty's EHR emergency responders to can provide better care for the casualty in an emergency situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: David Alan Finkelstein, Paige Erin Finkelstein, Ali Simone Finkelstein
  • Patent number: 10610106
    Abstract: A processing device receives a first virtual 3D model and a second virtual 3D model, each comprising one or more teeth of a patient. The processing device compares the first virtual 3D model to the second virtual 3D model and determines, as a result of the comparing, a difference between the first virtual 3D model and the second virtual 3D model at a dental site comprising a tooth of the one or more teeth. The processing device determines whether the difference comprises a first type of change to the tooth that is indicative of tooth wear or a second type of change to the tooth that is indicative of tooth movement associated with orthodontic treatment. Responsive to determining that the first difference comprises the first type of change to the first tooth, the processing device generates a first indicator of the tooth wear for the tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Avi Kopelman, Michael Sabina, Adi Levin, Mikhail Minchenkov, Maria Anufrienko
  • Patent number: 10607371
    Abstract: A camera calibration method which calculates camera parameters of at least three cameras (a1) acquires three-dimensional coordinate set of a calibration point and image coordinate pair of the calibration point in each camera image, (a2) acquires camera parameters of each camera, (a3) calculates a view angle-corresponding length corresponding to a view angle of each pair of cameras viewing the calibration point, (a4) calculates a three-dimensional position of a measurement point corresponding to a three-dimensional position of the calibration point for each camera pair using parallax of the calibration point between the cameras in the camera pair, (a5) weights the three-dimensional position of each measurement point using the view angle-corresponding length corresponding to the measurement point, (a6) calculates a three-dimensional position of a unified point of the weighted measurement points, and (a7) updates the camera parameters based on the three-dimensional coordinate set of the calibration point and the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Wakai, Takeo Azuma, Kunio Nobori, Satoshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10607225
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems and methods for authentication using audio filtering. In some embodiments, an original audio segment such as a voice segment may be received. The received original audio segment may be modified using a first predetermined algorithm. The modified audio segment may be sent to an authentication server. At the authentication server, the modified audio segment may be reconstructed into the original audio segment using a second predetermined algorithm. The client device may be authenticated for a transaction based at least in part on the reconstructed original audio segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Shaw Li, Dhiraj Sharda, Douglas Fisher
  • Patent number: 10598574
    Abstract: A method of analyzing a substrate contacting a fluid present in an industrial system is provided. The method comprises creating a series of digital images of the substrate while contacting the fluid present in the industrial system. A region of interest in the series of digital images of the substrate is defined. A corrosion feature in the region of interest in the series of digital images of the substrate is identified. The corrosion feature in the region of interest in the series of digital images of the substrate is analyzed to determine a corrosion trend of the industrial system. In certain embodiments of the method, the fluid is industrial water, and the industrial system is an industrial water system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Von Drasek, Xuejun Wang
  • Patent number: 10600194
    Abstract: The present approach relates to an automatic and efficient motion plan for a drone to collect and save a qualified dataset that may be used to improve reconstruction of 3D models using the acquired data. The present architecture provides an automatic image processing context, eliminating low quality images and providing improved image data for point cloud generation and texture mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Ming-Ching Chang, Junli Ping, Eric Michael Gros, Arpit Jain, Peter Henry Tu
  • Patent number: 10592603
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for identifying a logic problem to be solved in an input text. A parser executing in the data processing system parses the input text to identify entities in the input text. A statistical analysis component executing in the data processing system determines statistical relationships between pairs of entities in the input text to form a set of statistical relationships. A logic problem detection engine executing in the data processing system determines whether the set of statistical relationships includes a high density of standard relationships and one or more outlier relationships. Responsive to determining that the set of statistical relationships includes a high density of standard relationships and one or more outlier relationships, the mechanism presents an indication that the input text includes a logic problem to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brett L. Carter, Kameron A. Cole, Vijai Gandikota, Jimmy M. Hsu
  • Patent number: 10590007
    Abstract: Systems for and methods of monitoring and analyzing deposit in an industrial water system are provided. The methods comprise heating a substrate while the substrate contacts industrial water in the industrial water system to form deposit on the substrate. A series of digital images of the substrate while the substrate contacts the industrial water in the industrial water system is created. A region of interest in the series of digital images of the substrate is defined. A deposit feature in the region of interest in the series of digital images of the substrate is identified. The deposit feature in the region of interest in the series of digital images of the substrate is analyzed to determine a deposit trend of the substrate in the industrial water system. Generally, the systems are configured so as to be capable of carrying out one or more of the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: William A. Von Drasek
  • Patent number: 10592788
    Abstract: Described is a system for recognition of unseen and untrained patterns. A graph is generated based on visual features from input data, the input data including labeled instances and unseen instances. Semantic representations of the input data are assigned as graph signals based on the visual features. The semantic representations are aligned with visual representations of the input data using a regularization method applied directly in a spectral graph wavelets (SGW) domain. The semantic representations are then used to generate labels for the unseen instances. The unseen instances may represent unknown conditions for an autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Shay Deutsch, Kyungnam Kim, Yuri Owechko
  • Patent number: 10586542
    Abstract: This document generally describes systems, methods, devices, and other techniques related to speaker verification, including (i) training a neural network for a speaker verification model, (ii) enrolling users at a client device, and (iii) verifying identities of users based on characteristics of the users' voices. Some implementations include a computer-implemented method. The method can include receiving, at a computing device, data that characterizes an utterance of a user of the computing device. A speaker representation can be generated, at the computing device, for the utterance using a neural network on the computing device. The neural network can be trained based on a plurality of training samples that each: (i) include data that characterizes a first utterance and data that characterizes one or more second utterances, and (ii) are labeled as a matching speakers sample or a non-matching speakers sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Georg Heigold, Samuel Bengio, Ignacio Lopez Moreno
  • Patent number: 10580148
    Abstract: A computing device is provided, which is configured with a processor configured to compute feature points in a new frame and a prior frame of a series of successive video frames, compute optical flow vectors between these frames, and determine a homography transform between these frames based upon the feature points and optical flow vectors. The processor is further configured to apply the homography transform to the graphical element coordinate system in the prior frame to generate an updated graphical element coordinate system in the new frame, and generate a six degree of freedom camera pose transform therebetween based on the homography transform and a camera pose of the graphical element coordinate system in the prior frame. The processor is further configured to render an updated graphical element in the new frame relative to the updated graphical element coordinate system using the six degree of freedom camera pose transform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Mats Fredrik Johan Windmark, Gustav Anders Traff, Gustaf Georg Pettersson
  • Patent number: 10578557
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to improve the quality level discrimination accuracy of the grain G by a grain quality level discrimination device. The device includes an optical unit 3 that emits light to the grain G, receives reflected and/or transmitted light from the grain G by a photosensor, and obtains information for discrimination of the quality level of the grain G from the upper and lower surface side of the grain G, and a quality level discrimination unit 7 that discriminates the quality level of the grain G on the basis of the information. The information on the upper and lower surface sides can be acquired by one optical unit at the same time so that the divergence therebetween due to the displacement or variation of the attitude of the grain G can be avoided. The reference plate for the correction of the information is placed outside of the moving path of the grain G to prevent it from soiling or damaging. Thus the deterioration of information can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SATAKE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Ishizuki, Akira Eto, Takahiro Doi, Hiroaki Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10579902
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence (AI) system for simulating functions such as recognition, determination, and so forth of human brains by using a mechanical learning algorithm like deep learning, or the like, and an application thereof is provided. A method of providing a text-related image is provided. The method includes obtaining a text, determining at least one image related to the obtained text based on a degree of relatedness between a result of applying a first AI data recognition model to the obtained text and a result of applying a second AI data recognition model to a user-accessible image, and displaying the determined at least one image to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yusun Lim
  • Patent number: 10575069
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for automatically creating narrative visualizations from audiovisual content according to pattern detection supported by cognitive computing techniques are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marcio Ferreira Moreno, Rafael Rossi de Mello Brandao, Renato Fontoura de Gusmão Cerqueira
  • Patent number: 10567655
    Abstract: A method for extracting vibrational modes of a structure includes: receiving a plurality of video frames, each of the video frames including a plurality of pixels; decomposing each of the video frames on a plurality of spatial scales in accordance with complex steerable pyramid filters to obtain a filter response for each of the spatial scales; computing a plurality of local phases of the pixels of each frame; removing a temporal mean from each frame to obtain a plurality of factored vibration motion functions; performing principal component analysis on the factored vibration motion functions to obtain principal components; blind source separating the principal components to compute a plurality of modal coordinates; computing frequency and damping ratios in accordance with the modal coordinates; and outputting the computed frequency and damping ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TRIAD NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC
    Inventors: Yongchao Yang, Garrett Kenyon, Charles Farrar, David Mascarenas
  • Patent number: 10558872
    Abstract: A system having an encoded data set and a sensor. The encoded data set may be configured to store a plurality of information relating to a surrounding area. The encoded data set is presented in a vision sensor readable format along with human readable information on an infrastructure element. The sensor may be configured to (i) locate the encoded data set and (ii) calculate a distance to the road sign based on the information relating to the surrounding area. The distance is used to provide localization in an autonomous vehicle application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: VEONEER US INC., ZENUITY
    Inventor: Jin Jin
  • Patent number: 10552985
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a dominant color in a digital image are provided, including a computing device configured to receive a digital image, divide the digital image into a plurality of pixel groups including at least a first pixel group and a second pixel group, analyze pixels in the first pixel group based on a first sample rate, analyze pixels in the second pixel group based on a second sample rate, and determine a dominant color for the digital image based on the analyzed pixels in the first pixel group and analyzed pixels in the second pixel group. The pixels in the first pixel group are closer to the center of the image than the pixels in the second pixel group and the first sample rate is greater than the second sample rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventor: Un Ho Chung
  • Patent number: 10554980
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for processing an image on the basis of an intra-prediction mode and an apparatus therefor. The method for processing an image on the basis of an intra-prediction mode includes generating a prediction sample by performing intra-prediction on a processing block of the image, generating a sub-sampled prediction sample by sub-sampling the prediction sample, and generating an up-sampled prediction sample by up-sampling the sub-sampled reconstructed sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungwook Park, Yongjoon Jeon