Patents Examined by Quan M Hua
  • Patent number: 11127135
    Abstract: A method includes receiving sensor data indicative of a paved surface, and identifying a defect associated with the paved surface based at least in part on the sensor data. The method also includes determining that the defect is of a defect type based on determining that a value associated with the defect is within a value range associated with the defect type. The method further includes generating a command associated with the defect that, when executed by a machine, at least partially remedies the defect. The method also includes providing the command to an electronic device via a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventor: Todd Mansell
  • Patent number: 11126826
    Abstract: A machine learning system extracts features from images. A system and method predicts appearance type, attractiveness, gender, or ethnicity from a facial image. In a machine learning approach, predictor training is performed by using known data sets containing the classification information for a given facial image into the desired categories. When a new image is presented, the system applies this info to the new image. The training can be performed continuously while the system is being presented with new images and corrective results in a feedback loop. In another machine learning approach, a generative adversarial network is used to predict the desired categories based on the given facial image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: shallow.AI Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmet Karakas
  • Patent number: 11120531
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an image processing method applied to a vehicle head-up display device, including: determining position information of a target object within a range of activity; acquiring a distortion parameter corresponding to the position information by looking up a table; and performing distortion correction processing on an image to be displayed according to the distortion parameter, so as to obtain a distortion corrected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Naifu Wu, Xitong Ma, Xiangyang Liu
  • Patent number: 11113513
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for training a classification model and an apparatus for classifying with a classification model are disclosed. The apparatus for training a classification model comprises: a local area obtainment unit to, obtain predetermined local area of each sample image; a feature extraction unit to, with respect to each sample image, set corresponding numbers of feature extraction layers for the global area and each predetermined local area, to extract a global feature of the global area and a local feature of each predetermined local area, wherein the global area and the predetermined local areas share at least one feature extraction layer in which the global feature and each local feature are combined; and a loss determination unit to calculate a loss function of the sample image based on combined features of each sample image, and to train the classification model based on the loss function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Meng Zhang, Rujie Liu
  • Patent number: 11113816
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an image segmentation apparatus, method and relevant computing device. The image segmentation apparatus comprises: a feature extractor configured to extract N image semantic features having different scales from an input image, where N is an integer not less than 3; and a feature processor comprising cascaded dense-refine networks and being configured to perform feature processing on the N image semantic features to obtain a binarized mask image for the input image. A dense-refine network is configured to generate a low-frequency semantic feature from semantic features input thereto by performing densely-connected convolution processing on the semantic features respectively to obtain respective image global features, performing feature fusion on the image global features to obtain a fused image global feature, and performing pooling processing on the fused image global feature to generate and output the low-frequency semantic feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Guannan Chen, Lijie Zhang
  • Patent number: 11113525
    Abstract: Implementations are described herein for automatically generating synthetic training images that are usable as training data for training machine learning models to detect, segment, and/or classify various types of plants in digital images. In various implementations, a digital image may be obtained that captures an area. The digital image may depict the area under a lighting condition that existed in the area when a camera captured the digital image. Based at least in part on an agricultural history of the area, a plurality of three-dimensional synthetic plants may be generated. The synthetic training image may then be generated to depict the plurality of three-dimensional synthetic plants in the area. In some implementations, the generating may include graphically incorporating the plurality of three-dimensional synthetic plants with the digital image based on the lighting condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Lianghao Li, Kangkang Wang, Zhiqiang Yuan
  • Patent number: 11109289
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a scheduling method and a base station. In a cell handover process, a target base station serving a target cell receives a random access request from a terminal, sends a random access response to the terminal according to the random access request, and proactively sends an uplink grant to the terminal after sending the random access response and prior to receiving a handover complete command from the terminal. By proactively sending the uplink grant, the target base station can perform uplink scheduling for UE before cell handover is completed, so as to reduce an uplink transmission latency caused by the cell handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Xiangzhen Kong, Lian Li, Chao Qin, Meiling Wang, Jiao Zheng
  • Patent number: 11100650
    Abstract: Described herein is a method for image processing in which a captured image is processed to provide a background image which is updated in accordance with relative movement between foreground and background in successive captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Depthsensing Solutions SA/NV
    Inventor: Laurent Guigues
  • Patent number: 11100792
    Abstract: Obstacle determination systems and programs detect back-and-forth steering that is behavior of a vehicle for avoiding an obstacle. The systems and programs determine that the obstacle is present between a point where the back-and-forth steering has started and a point where the back-and-forth steering has ended when a steering start road and a steering end road are identical roads. The steering start road is a road where the vehicle is present at a start of the back-and-forth steering. The steering end road is a road where the vehicle is present at an end of the back-and-forth steering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Ken Ishikawa, Yasuyuki Kusumoto, Kento Nagashima
  • Patent number: 11093738
    Abstract: A system for detecting flying animals, the system comprising: a detection module configured to detect flying animals; a local processing module associated with the detection module and configured to remove background noise from data gathered by the detection module; an analysis module configured to receive data from the local processing module and process said data to determine presence of flying animals and classify such flying animals by species; and a deterrent configured to repel one or more species of flying animal based on the classification of detected flying animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: BIOSECO SP Z.O.O
    Inventors: Krzysztof Paszek, Michal Danielowski
  • Patent number: 11089493
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for handling in-device coexistence interference in a user equipment are provided. The method includes receiving a list of non-serving Long Term Evolution (LTE) frequencies from a base station, configuring the non-serving LTE frequencies so as to perform a measurement on the configured non-serving LTE frequencies, and detecting a likelihood of in-device coexistence interference between at least one of the non-serving LTE frequencies and an Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) frequency when an ISM activity is ongoing on the ISM frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Venkateswara Rao Manepalli
  • Patent number: 11085791
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for determining a location of on-street parking. The method includes receiving a plurality of individual probe points along a section of a roadway. Each individual probe point is associated with a location where each probe point was captured by one of one or more vehicles on the section of the roadway. The method also includes selecting one or more of the plurality of individual probe points based on a speed of the one or more vehicles associated with each probe point at a time the probe point was captured. The method further includes comparing the location of the selected probe points with a known roadway representation. Based on the comparison, the method also includes determining one or more groupings of a plurality of potential parking spaces along the section of the roadway. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Shishir Saxena, Nikhil Vinay Sharma, Akash Paradkar
  • Patent number: 11070983
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, an apparatus for privacy protection includes a housing arranged to hold a personal communication device. The apparatus further includes at least one off-device resource supported by the housing that provides an alternate to a corresponding on-device resource integrated within the personal communication device. The apparatus also includes a local communication device coupled to the at least one off-device resource and supported by the housing, where the local communication device includes a personal communication device interface modem operable to provide a communication channel between the at least one off-device resource and the personal communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: PPIP, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fong, Nerie Hsin-wu Fong
  • Patent number: 11062138
    Abstract: Systems and methods for object recognition with limited input are disclosed herein. An example method includes updating a neural network trained to perform object recognition on a first rendition of an object, so that the neural network performs object recognition on a second rendition of the object, using a limited set of input images. The method includes receiving a limited set of model images of the second rendition of the object, accessing a corresponding image mapping, and generating a large number of training images from the limited set, where image mappings include geometric, illumination, and/or obscuration transformations. The neural network is then trained, from this initial small set, to classify the second rendition of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Duanfeng He, Miroslav Trajkovic
  • Patent number: 11064403
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable mediums for configuring a radio system to provide network service access based on a location of the radio system. The radio system can identify the location and send a location signal indicating its location over a first network. The radio system can receive, over the first network, first configuration data for communicating over a second network based on its location. The radio system can configure itself to communicate over the second network using the first configuration data and subsequently provide network service access over the second network according to the first configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: InstrumentMail, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Alexander Jacobson, Vimal Bhalodia
  • Patent number: 11055544
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence (AI) system which utilizes a machine learning algorithm such as deep learning, a method therefor and an application therefor are provided. The method includes controlling an electronic device provided in a vehicle of the disclosure includes obtaining region information of a region located on a periphery of a path of the vehicle, obtaining an image by photographing a road on which the vehicle travels, through a camera, obtaining road information regarding the road on which the vehicle travels, by analyzing the obtained image, obtaining information regarding a virtual danger object which is likely to appear on the road on which the vehicle travels, based on the road information and the region information, and providing the information regarding the virtual danger object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woomok Kim, Unkyu Park, Hyunmi Choi
  • Patent number: 11042756
    Abstract: A semi-supervised computer-implemented method for group and group activity detection is provided. The method includes detecting, by a hardware processor, entity areas in an image. The method further includes extracting relative position features from pairs of the entity areas. The method also includes extracting pixel features from the pairs of the entity areas. The method additionally includes combining the relative position features and the pixel features to generate edge features. The method further includes identifying, using a display device, groups formed from the entity areas by processing the edge features using an Edge-Labeling Graph Neural Network. The method also includes identifying, using the display device, for each of the groups of the entity areas, a group activity performed by the persons therein based on a result of a voting scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Jayakorn Vongkulbhisal, Tatsuya Ishihara
  • Patent number: 11044110
    Abstract: An SMS-based VoWIFI configuration method comprises: when an SMS of a VoWIFI type is received, extracting a configuration identifier carried by the SMS, and determining the type of the configuration identifier; and when the configuration identifier is an enable identifier, extracting EPDG information carried by the SMS, and registering an IMS service according to the EPDG information, so as to enable a VoWIFI function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: JRD Communication (Shenzhen) LTD.
    Inventors: Kai Du, Lina Yang, Tao Li, Ruihua Zhang, Shifeng Cao
  • Patent number: 11019466
    Abstract: The vehicle-locating flag is a signal device. The vehicle-locating flag is configured for use with a vehicle. The vehicle further comprises a door and an electrical system. The vehicle-locating flag attaches to the door of the vehicle. The vehicle-locating flag is configured for use with a fob. The vehicle-locating flag comprises a display structure and a control circuit. The display structure visibly displays the location of the vehicle. The control circuit operates a strobe light that draws attention to the location of the display structure. The control circuit transmits an SMS message containing the location of the vehicle over a commercially provided and publicly available cellular wireless network to a personal data device. The fob transmits a radio frequency signal to initiate the operation of the control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Donald Johnson
  • Patent number: 11010602
    Abstract: A method of verifying a triggered alert in a man overboard detection system comprises: receiving (600) a plurality of sequential frames of image data associated with the triggered alert followed by motion compensating (616) difference frames formed by generating differences (608) between successive frames. A summation of the motion compensated difference frames is then generated (618). The summation image is then analysed (630, 632) and the detection associated therewith is classified (634, 636) in response to identification of a cluster of pixels corresponding to a predetermined size range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: MARSS VENTURES S.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Baldacci, Marco Cappelletti