Patents Examined by Qun Shen
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11025448
    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 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
    Inventors: Hassan Khalid, Micheal Pasche, Brian Broga, Robert Westphal, Brian Boothe
  • Patent number: 11017249
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of detecting distracted driving comprises: determining, by one or more processors, a primary preview region (PPR) in a representation of an environment; determining, by the one or more processors, a gaze point for a driver based on a sequence of images of the driver; determining, by the one or more processors, that the gaze point is outside of the PPR; based on the determined gaze point being outside of the PPR, decreasing, by the one or more processors, an attention level for the PPR; based on the attention level for the PPR, generating, by the one or more processors, an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hai Yu, Fatih Porikli, Yuzhu Wu
  • Patent number: 11012217
    Abstract: A mobile station includes a radio link control unit for outputting or inputting data that are transmitted or received via a radio channel to or from a higher-level protocol layer, a media access control unit for outputting or inputting the data via a logical channel to or from the radio link control unit, a physical layer control unit for outputting or inputting the data via a transport channel to or from the media access control unit, and for controlling radio communications, and a radio resource control unit for outputting or inputting control data to or from the radio link control unit, media access control unit, and physical layer control unit. The mobile station multiplexes report information therefrom into a channel for packet data transmission so as to transmit it to a base station. The base station carries out assignment of radio resources using the report information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhito Niwano
  • Patent number: 11005985
    Abstract: A method including: transmitting, by a control device, a first portion of content comprising a first portion of a signal corresponding to a multimedia presentation characteristic of a peripheral device; receiving, when an adjustment of the signal is below an adjustment threshold, a first instance of an input indicating a request to change the multimedia presentation characteristic; in response to receiving the first instance of the input, adjusting a second portion of the signal and transmitting a second portion of the content comprising the adjusted second portion of the signal; receiving, when the adjustment of the signal is at or above the adjustment threshold, a second instance of the input; and transmitting, in response to receiving the second instance of the input, a communication signal to the peripheral device to adjust a peripheral device control of an output of the multimedia presentation characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Liang Zhao, Yu-Ling Fu, Qiu-Ling Li
  • Patent number: 10987053
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for measuring and displaying data linked to a person's physical activity, comprising: measuring data linked to the person's physical activity using a mechanical sensor in a wrist watch worn by the person; displaying the measured data on the watch face; taking an image of the watch face using a camera in an electronic device; analysing the image in order to determine the data; processing the data so as to process the analysed data; and displaying the processed data on a screen of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Guenat SA Montres Valgine
    Inventor: Frédéric Garinaud
  • Patent number: 10984245
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request for information associated with a video, determining the information associated with the video by processing the video using a machine-learning model which is based on a convolutional neural network comprising a plurality of layers, wherein at least one of the plurality of layers comprises one or more building blocks, wherein at least one of the one or more building blocks comprises a first filter configured to perform a three-dimensional (3D) pointwise convolutional operation and a second filter configured to perform a three-dimensional (3D) groupwise convolutional operation, and outputting the information associated with the video in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Du Le Hong Tran, Kaiming He, Heng Wang, Matthew Dan Feiszli, Lorenzo Torresani
  • Patent number: 10986083
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are provided to store a hardware identifier that uniquely identifies an IoT device; perform an attachment procedure with a wireless network, wherein the attachment procedure includes authenticating the IoT device by the wireless network and establishing a bearer connection; establish a secure channel with an authentication device via the bearer connection, in response to successfully completing the attachment procedure; transmit, to the authentication device, a first request to authenticate the IoT device, wherein the first request includes the hardware identifier; receive, from the authentication device, a first response that indicates whether the IoT device is authenticated; and determine that the IoT device is authenticated based on the first response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Li, Dahai Ren, Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10963723
    Abstract: Computer servers configured to perform digital image processing are discloses herein. In one embodiment, upon receiving a transcription command, a computer server performs text recognition based on patterns in a digital image to generate digital text data corresponding to the digital image. The computer server can then determine a content format of the digital text data based on the imported digital image and automatically apply the determined content format to the generated digital text data. The digital data can then be inserted into an electronic message and transmitted with the inserted typeset digital text data to a destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tiancong Zhou, Yong Xie, Honghao Qiu
  • Patent number: 10958782
    Abstract: Software downloads to Internet of things (IoT) devices are facilitated over a constrained network. In one embodiment a method comprises monitoring, by a network device comprising a processor, data determined to have been sent to a device for transmission to the device via a radio access network device of a wireless communication network, and determining, by the network device, a type of traffic associated with the data. The method further includes based on a determination that the data comprises firmware and that the type of traffic is of a traffic priority that is lower than a defined traffic priority, applying, by the network device, a low priority transport protocol to the data, wherein the applying comprises associating protocol information with the data representative of the low priority transport protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lien Tran, Simon Byers, Carlos Eduardo De Andrade, David Poole, Emir Halepovic, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Christopher Volinsky
  • Patent number: 10957025
    Abstract: Aspects vary object illumination values within a digital photograph in response to relocating light-emitting objects. Embodiments generate a three-dimensional model of a digital photograph defined by pixel data that plots a representation of a light source at a first location in a three-dimensional physical space relative to plotted locations of remaining other digital photograph pixels; relocate the representation of the light source within the three-dimensional model to a different, second location within the model three-dimensional physical space; revise a brightness value of a first pixel in proportion to an amount of a change in distance from the first pixel to the second location, relative to a distance to the first, plotted light source location; and generate a revised version of the photograph from the pixel data inclusive of the revised brightness value of the first pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, James E. Bostick, Martin G. Keen, John M. Ganci, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10949942
    Abstract: A computer that functions as an image processing apparatus that includes a plurality of processor cores extracts, from an object group in which a plurality of image processing modules for executing image processing are connected to each other in a directed acyclic graph form, a plurality of image processing modules that are serially connected to each other, and causes the same processor core among the plurality of processor cores to execute image processing in each of the plurality of extracted image processing modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: FUJIFILM CORPORATION, FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kosei Takemoto, Kazuyuki Itagaki, Takashi Nagao
  • Patent number: 10949648
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a method for accessing a set of images depicting at least a portion of a face. A set of facial regions of the face is identified, each facial region of the set of facial regions intersecting another facial region with at least one common vertex which is a member of a set of facial vertices. For each facial region of the set of facial regions, a weight formed from a set of region coefficients is generated. Based on the set of facial regions and the weight of each facial region of the set of facial regions, the face is tracked across the set of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Chen Cao, Menglei Chai, Linjie Luo, Oliver Woodford
  • Patent number: 10951433
    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: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
    Inventors: Hassan Khalid, Micheal Pasche, Brian Broga, Robert Westphal, Brian Boothe
  • Patent number: 10943153
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described for gathering information on the health of individuals trapped in an accident to provide actionable information to a first responder system. In some implementations, a monitoring system monitors a property that includes sensors located at the property and generate first sensor data. A monitor control unit receives the first sensor data and generates an alarm event for the property based on the first sensor data. Based on generating the alarm event for the property, the monitor control unit dispatches an autonomous drone. The autonomous drone is configured to navigate the property. Using an onboard sensor, the autonomous drone generates second sensor data. Based on the second sensor data, the autonomous drone determines a location within the property where a person is likely located. The autonomous drone provides, for output, data indicating the location within the property where the person is likely located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Innocent Djiofack
  • Patent number: 10937321
    Abstract: In the present invention, sign information displayed on road signs installed above a road are associated with lanes more accurately. This vehicle control device 1 acquires the number of lanes, in the direction of movement of a host vehicle, on a road on which the host vehicle is traveling, and assigns a lane sequence code indicating the layout sequence to each of the lanes indicated by the number of lanes. The vehicle control device 1 acquires the position of a road sign installed above the road and sign information displayed on the road sign from a captured image of the road sign, and, if there are two or more items of sign information, assigns a sign information sequence code indicating the layout sequence to each of the items of sign information on the basis of the position of the road sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Endo, Takeshi Nagasaki
  • Patent number: 10931472
    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 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PENTAIR WATER POOL AND SPA, INC.
    Inventors: Hassan Khalid, Micheal Pasche, Brian Broga, Robert Westphal, Brian Boothe
  • Patent number: 10931469
    Abstract: A method performed by a mobile device in an OFDMA system may comprise receiving, in a first RF band, first scheduling information from a serving base station, the first scheduling information indicating an allocation of airlink resources in the first RF band. The method may further comprise receiving, in a second radio-frequency (RF) band, second scheduling information from the serving base station, the second scheduling information indicating an allocation of airlink resources in the second RF band. The method may further comprise receiving a first signal on the allocated airlink resources in the first RF band and a second signal on the allocated airlink resources in the second RF band during a common time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Neo Wireless LLC
    Inventors: Haiming Huang, Xiaodong Li, Titus Lo, Kemin Li