Patents Examined by Qun Shen
  • Patent number: 11151733
    Abstract: A detection device includes: a detector that detects an object from one viewpoint; an reliability calculator that calculates reliability information on the object from the one viewpoint; an information calculator that uses detection results of the detector to calculate model information including at least one of shape information and texture information, on the object, from the one viewpoint; and an information processor that uses first object information including the model information or source data used for generation of the model information, and the reliability information, so as to generate second object information having a reduced data amount of the model information or the source data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakagawa, Takeaki Sugimura
  • Patent number: 11153113
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system for adapting a pool pump for wireless communication. In some embodiments, a system for adapting a pool pump with a serial communication port for communication with a user via a remote server, an internet connection, and internet enabled device is provided, the system comprising: a wireless gateway device connected to a router; and a wireless adapter connected to the serial communication port, comprising: a gateway node; a transceiver; and a processor programmed to: establish a wireless connection with the wireless gateway; receive a first message from the pool pump; cause the gateway node to modify the first message; cause the first modified message to be transmitted to the remote server via the wireless gateway; receive a second message from the remote server; modify the second message for output to the pool pump; and transmit the second modified message to the pool pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
    Inventors: Hassan Khalid, Micheal Pasche, Brian Broga, Robert Westphal, Brian Boothe
  • Patent number: 11140579
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provided methods and devices for a transmit receive point (TRP) to access one or more unlicensed channels in an unlicensed spectrum jointly with at least one other TRP. An example method may include a step of aligning a starting time of a potential transmission on at least one of the one or more unlicensed channels with a starting time of a potential transmission of at least one other TRP on the at least one of the one or more unlicensed channels. A further step includes performing channel access on the at least one of the one or more unlicensed channels by performing at least one of a spatial domain channel access procedure or a combination of a spatial domain channel access procedure and a frequency domain multi-channel access procedure. Another step includes transmitting at the aligned starting time on the at least one of the one or more unlicensed channels in the joint access period when the at least one of the one or more unlicensed channels is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mohamed Adel Salem, Jiayin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11139997
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system for adapting a pool pump for wireless communication. In some embodiments, a system for adapting a pool pump with a serial communication port for communication with a user via a remote server, an internet connection, and internet enabled device is provided, the system comprising: a wireless gateway device connected to a router; and a wireless adapter connected to the serial communication port, comprising: a gateway node; a transceiver; and a processor programmed to: establish a wireless connection with the wireless gateway; receive a first message from the pool pump; cause the gateway node to modify the first message; cause the first modified message to be transmitted to the remote server via the wireless gateway; receive a second message from the remote server; modify the second message for output to the pool pump; and transmit the second modified message to the pool pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
    Inventors: Hassan Khalid, Micheal Pasche, Brian Broga, Robert Westphal, Brian Boothe
  • Patent number: 11121887
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system for adapting a sump pump for wireless communication. In some embodiments, a system for adapting a sump pump with a serial communication port for communication with a user via a remote server, an internet connection, and internet enabled device is provided, the system comprising: a wireless gateway device connected to a router; and a wireless adapter connected to the serial communication port, comprising: a gateway node; a transceiver; and a processor programmed to: establish a wireless connection with the wireless gateway; receive a first message from the sump pump; cause the gateway node to modify the first message; cause the first modified message to be transmitted to the remote server via the wireless gateway; receive a second message from the remote server; modify the second message for output to the sump pump; and transmit the second modified message to the sump pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Pentair Flow Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hassan Khalid, Micheal Pasche, Brian Broga, Robert Westphal, Brian Boothe
  • Patent number: 11115229
    Abstract: A method performed by a mobile station may comprise receiving information indicating subchannels for transmission of CQIs, in a communication system having an uplink bandwidth divided into subchannels and a time domain having frames divided into subframes having a same time duration. Each subframe may have a plurality of OFDM symbols. The method may further comprise periodically transmitting CQI in subframes based on a subframe number and in subchannels based on the information indicating the subchannels. The mobile station may receive a poll to transmit a CQI and may transmit a CQI in a subframe based on the poll. The mobile station may receive an OFDM signal including a first packet having a header portion including a plurality of second packets, each of the plurality of second packets having a header portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Neo Wireless LLC
    Inventors: Haiming Huang, Xiaodong Li, Titus Lo, Kemin Li
  • Patent number: 11115792
    Abstract: A vehicular high-speed network system having a vehicle, a terminal associated with the vehicle and having a radio rate transformer, and stations each having a radio rate transformer which are connected to a network gateway. The radio rate transformers having a GPS device for providing GPS location data of the first radio rate transformer, an embedded computer system, a VHF/UHF radio connected to the GPS device for transmitting the GPS location data to the embedded computer system, a first sector antenna, a compass for providing a heading angle of the first sector antenna to the embedded computer system, and a broadband radio for establishing high-speed data connection. The stations are connected to the internet and adapted to enable the high-speed data connection to the terminal once the sector antennas have a line of sight connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Jiejun Kong
  • Patent number: 11107237
    Abstract: An image foreground detection apparatus and method and an electronic device. In the apparatus and method, in updating the background model, a pixel value of a sample value of which the pixel value difference is maximum is replaced with a predetermined probability, which may efficiently improve accuracy of the background model, and relatively large number of integral foreground image blocks which are accurate may be quickly obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Nan Zhang, Qi Wang
  • Patent number: 11108585
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system for adapting a pool chemical controller for wireless communication. In some embodiments, a system for adapting a pool chemical controller with a serial communication port for communication with a user via a remote server, an internet connection, and internet enabled device is provided, the system comprising: a wireless gateway device connected to a router; and a wireless adapter connected to the serial communication port, comprising: a gateway node; a transceiver; and a processor programmed to: establish a wireless connection with the wireless gateway; receive a first message from the pool chemical controller; cause the gateway node to modify the first message; cause the first modified message to be transmitted to the remote server via the wireless gateway; receive a second message from the remote server; modify the second message for output to the pool chemical controller; and transmit the second modified message to the pool chemical controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
    Inventors: Hassan Khalid, Micheal Pasche, Brian Broga, Robert Westphal, Brian Boothe
  • Patent number: 11107230
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to generating depth estimates from a monocular image. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to receiving the monocular image, flipping, by a disparity model, the monocular image to generate a flipped image. The disparity model is a machine learning algorithm. The method includes analyzing, using the disparity model, the monocular image and the flipped image to generate disparity maps including a monocular disparity map corresponding to the monocular image and a flipped disparity map corresponding with the flipped image. The method includes generating, in the disparity model, a fused disparity map from the monocular disparity map and the flipped disparity map. The method includes providing the fused disparity map as the depth estimates of objects represented in the monocular image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudeep Pillai, Rares A. Ambrus, Adrien David Gaidon
  • Patent number: 11080880
    Abstract: This document describes machine vision systems and methods for determining locations of target elements. The described machine vision system captures and uses information gleaned from the captured target elements to determine the locations of these captured target elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: MAKER TRADING PTE LTD
    Inventor: Chris Liu
  • Patent number: 11082943
    Abstract: A method and device for a mobile terminal detaching are provided. The method comprises: upon deactivation, a mobile terminal starts a first timer, sends to a network apparatus deactivation indication information used to indicate that the mobile terminal is deactivated and keeps a registration state which is the same as the state that the mobile terminal was in before powering-off without performing a detach operation, such that the network apparatus starts a second timer to time synchronously with the first timer; and upon expiration of the first timer, the mobile terminal performs detachment operation if the mobile terminal is not reactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Bin Feng
  • Patent number: 11082251
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system for adapting a water softener for wireless communication. In some embodiments, a system for adapting a water softener with a serial communication port for communication with a user via a remote server, an internet connection, and internet enabled device is provided, the system comprising: a wireless gateway device connected to a router; and a wireless adapter connected to the serial communication port, comprising: a gateway node; a transceiver; and a processor programmed to: establish a wireless connection with the wireless gateway; receive a first message from the water softener; cause the gateway node to modify the first message; cause the first modified message to be transmitted to the remote server via the wireless gateway; receive a second message from the remote server; modify the second message for output to the water softener; and transmit the second modified message to the water softener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Pentair Residential Filtration, LLC
    Inventors: Hassan Khalid, Micheal Pasche, Brian Broga, Robert Westphal, Brian Boothe
  • Patent number: 11071019
    Abstract: A user equipment (2) has an ability to operate according to one or more spectrum emission requirement capability values (14) in a wireless communications network having at least a first serving cell (4). A message (6) is received at the user equipment (2) from the first serving cell (4) comprising a first indicator representing a first band designation (8), a second indicator representing a spectrum emission requirement value (10), and at least one additional indicator representing at least one additional spectrum emission requirement value (12), both the first and additional indicators relating to the first band designation. The user equipment (2) performs a comparison of the first and additional spectrum emission requirement values (10, 12) with the one or more spectrum emission requirement capability values (14) and determines a behaviour of the user equipment (2) in relation to the first serving cell (4) in dependence on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gert-Jan Van Lieshout, Himke Van Der Velde, Soeng Hun Kim, Xutao Zhou
  • Patent number: 11069069
    Abstract: Described is a system for implicitly predicting movement of an object. In an aspect, the system includes one or more processors and a memory, the memory being a non-transitory computer-readable medium having executable instructions encoded thereon, such that upon execution of the instructions, the one or more processors perform operations of providing an image of a first trajectory to a predictive autoencoder, and using the predictive autoencoder, generating a predicted tactical response that comprises a second trajectory based on images of previous tactical responses that were used to train the predictive autoencoder, and controlling a device based on the predicted tactical response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Amir M. Rahimi, Soheil Kolouri, Rajan Bhattacharyya
  • Patent number: 11062646
    Abstract: An inspecting device includes: an image acquiring unit which acquires a light-emitting surface image as a photographed image of the light-emitting surface; an inspecting unit which sets an inspecting range in a position in the light-emitting surface image in which the failure may appear, generates a one-dimensional luminance profile representing change in a luminance value along the first side in the inspecting range, detects an extreme value in the luminance profile, calculates an evaluation value for evaluating the difference between adjacent extreme values, and determines the presence or absence of the failure on the basis of the evaluation value; and an output unit which output information obtained by the inspecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinori Konishi
  • Patent number: 11055541
    Abstract: A method performed by a vehicle system for handling images of the surroundings of a vehicle. An image of the surroundings of the vehicle is obtained. The image is obtained from at least one side image capturing device mounted in or on the vehicle, and the image capturing device comprises a fisheye camera lens. At least a part of the distortions in the image is corrected to obtain a corrected image. The corrected image is rotationally transformed using a first rotational transformation to obtain a first transformed image. The corrected image is rotationally transformed using a second rotational transformation to obtain a second transformed image. The first and second transformed images are consecutive or adjacent images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Wallin, Sihao Ding
  • Patent number: 11042988
    Abstract: Illustrative embodiments are directed to a method and apparatus for evaluating boundary detection in an image. A processed image is received, wherein a detected boundary of an image of an object is identified in the processed image. A Radon transform is applied to the processed image for a plurality of angles to form a processed image histogram corresponding to the detected boundary for each of the plurality of angles. The processed image histogram for each of the plurality of angles and a corresponding ground truth histogram for each of the plurality of angles is normalized to provide a normalized processed image histogram and a normalized ground truth histogram for each of the plurality of angles, wherein the ground truth histogram corresponds to a ground truth boundary of the object for a corresponding angle. An indication of the edges of the normalized processed image histogram for each of the plurality of angles is plotted to form a boundary detection evaluation visualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew C. Wantuch, Kyle Saxberg, Edward Steven Jimenez, Jr., Jaxon Gittinger, Srivathsan Koundinyan
  • Patent number: 11036982
    Abstract: A method of detecting clouds in an acquired aerial image includes determining a region of a reference aerial image corresponding to a region of an acquired aerial image. For each of a plurality of locations over the region of the acquired aerial image and corresponding to a plurality of locations over the region of the reference aerial image, the mutual information of one or more variables associated with the location in the acquired aerial image and one or more variables associated with the corresponding location in the reference aerial image is calculated. Using the mutual information calculated for each of the plurality of locations over the region of the acquired aerial image, it is determined when the acquired aerial image displays a cloud at the location in the region of the acquired aerial image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE LIMITED
    Inventor: Scott Batchelor
  • Patent number: 11029391
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a system for determining a distance, comprising: a light source for projecting a pattern of discrete spots of laser light towards the object in a sequence of pulses; a detector comprising picture elements, for detecting light representing the pattern as reflected by the object in synchronization with the sequence of pulses; and processing means to calculate the distance to the object as a function of exposure values generated by said picture elements. The picture elements generate exposure values by accumulating a first amount of electrical charge representing a first amount of light reflected during a first time window and a second electrical charge representing a second amount of light reflected during a second time window. The solid-state radiation source emits substantially monochromatic light having a wavelength spread of less than ±20 nm and the detector is equipped with a corresponding narrow bandpass filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: XENOMATIX NV
    Inventors: Rik Paesen, Dirk Van Dyck