Patents Examined by Sam Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: 10936912
    Abstract: Image classification using a generated mask image is performed by generating a mask image that extracts a target area from an input image, extracting an image feature map of the input image by inputting the input image in a first neural network including at least one image feature extracting layer, masking the image feature map by using the mask image, and classifying the input image by inputting the masked image feature map to a second neural network including at least one classification layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Nakano, Takuya Goto, Masaharu Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10929986
    Abstract: An advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and corresponding method for a vehicle utilize a camera system configured to capture an image and a controller configured to receive the captured image, detect an object in the captured image using a simple neural network model, track the detected object using a tracking technique to obtain a tracked position, project a trajectory of the detected object using a trajectory projection technique to obtain a predicted position, determine a most likely position of the detected object based on at least one of the tracked and predicted positions, generate a two-dimensional (2D) birdview projection illustrating the detected object according to its determined most likely position, and control at least one ADAS feature of the vehicle using the generated 2D birdview projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Zijian Wang, Dalong Li, Ivan Roman
  • Patent number: 10929992
    Abstract: Methods and content rendering systems for rendering Augmented Reality (AR) content for textureless objects are disclosed. The content rendering system captures one or more image frames associated with objects and transmits to a cloud server to detect one or more textureless objects along with one or more associated buffer Regions of Interest (ROI) based on a pre-trained object detection model. A grid index associated with each buffer ROI defines a position of the one or more textureless objects in each buffer ROI. The content rendering system obtains AR script from the cloud server based on the detected one or more textureless objects. Thereafter, based on the AR script, AR content associated with the one or more textureless objects is rendered in real time at the position of the one or more textureless objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Ghulam Mohiuddin Khan, Deepanker Singh, Jayaprakash Sakthivel
  • Patent number: 10929963
    Abstract: An apparatus for rendering optical coherence tomography, OCT, retinal image data, acquired by an OCT scanner scanning a retina of an eye over a range of scan locations, wherein each scan location is associated with a respective coordinate in a first coordinate system, and each pixel of the rendered OCT retinal image data is associated with a respective coordinate in a second coordinate system different from the first coordinate system. The apparatus comprises a communication module arranged to receive the OCT retinal image data, and a coordinate-determining module arranged to determine values of coordinates in the second coordinate system of pixels in the received OCT retinal image using a transformation from coordinates in the first to second coordinate system. The apparatus further comprises an interpolation module arranged to interpolate between values of pixels at the determined values to calculate values of the pixels of the rendered OCT retinal image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: OPTOS PLC
    Inventors: Alan Duncan Fleming, Gonzalo Muyo, Michael Verhoek
  • Patent number: 10917752
    Abstract: A system may include a telematics device associated with a vehicle, a first computing device associated with a driver of the vehicle, and a server. The server may receive, from the telematics device or another device, driving behavior data, a vehicle location, and a time corresponding to the vehicle location, and parse data regarding a driver's calendar in order to identify a scheduled meeting or event and a location and/or time associated therewith. Further, the server may estimate a time of arrival at which the vehicle will arrive at the meeting or event location, determine whether or not the driver will be late to the meeting or event, and take action as appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Sarah Inciong, Edward A. Biemer
  • Patent number: 10912087
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). A method for determining transmitting resources in vehicle to vehicle/pedestrian/infrastructure/network (V2X) communication is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shichang Zhang, Yingyang Li, Yi Wang
  • Patent number: 10912076
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a physical downlink control channel transmission method and apparatus. The transmission method includes: obtaining, by UE, a parameter set for transmitting a first physical downlink control channel, where the first physical downlink control channel is used for sending same downlink control information DCI in at least R subframes; determining, by the UE according to the parameter set, N candidate locations for transmitting the first physical downlink control channel by a base station, where the candidate location includes the R subframes; monitoring, by the UE at the N candidate locations, whether the base station sends the first physical downlink control channel; and receiving, by the UE at a first candidate location, the first physical downlink control channel sent by the base station, where the N candidate locations include the first candidate location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinhuan Xia, Brian Classon, Xiangdong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10909390
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for using fixed-point quantization in deep neural networks are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method includes capturing a plurality of images at a camera associated with a vehicle and storing image data associated with the plurality of images to a memory. The method further includes dispatching vehicle perception tasks to a plurality of processing elements of an accelerator in communication with the memory. The method further includes performing, by at least one of the plurality of processing elements, the vehicle perception tasks for the vehicle perception using a neural network, wherein performing the vehicle perception tasks comprises quantizing a fixed-point value based on an activation input and a synapse weight. The method further includes controlling the vehicle based at least in part on a result of performing the vehicle perception tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Shuqing Zeng, Wei Tong, Shige Wang, Roman L. Millett
  • Patent number: 10911958
    Abstract: A wireless access point receives configuration information assigned to a particular service provider. The configuration information includes information indicating a wireless network identifier (such as a network name or SSID value) assigned to the service provider. The wireless network identifier is available for use by communication devices to establish a wireless connection with the wireless access point and perform multiple different functions. For example, the configuration information can include multiple resource links assigned to the particular service provider. Via use of the wireless network identifier, a communication device can establish a wireless communication link with the wireless access point. The communication device communicates a selected one of the multiple links to the wireless access point to indicate which of multiple functions (such as online sign-up or actual use of wireless network services) can is being requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Arun Manroa
  • Patent number: 10909351
    Abstract: A method of determining facial areas from an image of a face of a user. The method includes obtaining, using a processing device, a set of image analysis modules. Further, the method includes receiving, using a communication device, the image of the face of the user. Yet further, the method includes receiving, using a communication device, an indication of a facial area of interest from the user. Moreover, the method includes selecting, using a processing device, from the set of image analysis modules an image analysis module associated with the indicated facial area of interest. Further, the method includes analyzing, using a processing device, the image of the face of the user to locate the indicated facial area of interest using the selected image analysis module. Yet further, the method includes rendering, using a processing device, in a user interface the image of the face of the user with an indication of the found facial area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Revieve Oy
    Inventors: Sampo Parkkinen, Samuli Siivinen, Jakke Kulovesi
  • Patent number: 10880902
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device comprising a memory to store instructions and a processor coupled to the memory, wherein responsive to executing the instructions, the processor performs operations. The operations comprise receiving signals over a spectrum of frequencies, providing location data of the device to a base station, receiving a request from a base station to perform a spectral analysis of the signals, detecting an interference among the signals, and providing, in response to the request, data to the base station regarding a source of the interference, wherein the data comprises a location of the source relative to the device, spectral data for identifying the source, and a time a frequency of occurrence of the interference. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ISCO International, LLC
    Inventors: Amr Abdelmonem, Sean S. Cordone, Bill Myers
  • Patent number: 10880438
    Abstract: In a call forwarding system, a management apparatus of the call forwarding system determines service terminals capable of near field wireless communication within a reception range of near field wireless communication, generates a terminal list, and receives a call event message reporting the receipt of a call from a reference terminal. The management apparatus may transmit a call report message including the terminal list to the reference terminal and the service terminals. The management apparatus may forward the call initially received by the reference terminal to a terminal which transmitted a receipt request message by transmitting a call forwarding request message to the reference terminal. The management apparatus may transmit, to the reference terminal and the service terminals, a receipt report message reporting the call was forwarded. According to a change receipt message or upon non-receipt by an intended terminal, the call may be reforwarded to another terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: PANTECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sung June Park, Goang Yel Lyu
  • Patent number: 10878250
    Abstract: A system for determining a presence of a rail vehicle on a plurality of tracks that includes a first image capture device, a second image capture device, and at least one processor to receive first image data associated with a first image captured by the first image capture device, receive second image data associated with a second image captured by the second image capture device, determine a first track upon which a rail vehicle is predicted to be located based on the first image data associated with the first image, determine a second track upon which the rail vehicle is predicted to be located based on the second image data associated with the second image, and determine the track upon which the rail vehicle is located based on the first track and the second track. A method and computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Kernwein
  • Patent number: 10878608
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing an image of a physical world scene, detecting a number of straight-line segments in the accessed image, identifying a first vanishing point and a second vanishing point in the image, where each vanishing point corresponds to a sub-set of the number of straight-line segments, and where the first vanishing point and the second vanishing point are orthogonal, identifying a planar region in the accessed image represented by one or more straight-line segments associated with the first vanishing point and one or more straight-line segments associated with the second vanishing point, transforming a virtual object associated with the planar region based on one or more properties associated with the planar region, and displaying the transformed virtual object over the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Szeliski, David James Geraghty, Daniel Scharstein
  • Patent number: 10868904
    Abstract: A mobile application running on a host mobile device is used to control the display of notifications, received by the host mobile device, on a mobile device cover. The mobile device cover can run a different operating system than the host mobile device. The mobile device cover can also be assigned a different phone number than the host mobile device. Further, the mobile device cover can make or receive a phone call under the different phone number using its own cellular communication hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: STAR CO. Scientific Technologies Advanced Research Co, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas E. Coverstone
  • Patent number: 10863015
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments in the present disclosure may comprise a modem, at least one sensor, and at least one processor which is connected with the modem and the at least one sensor and configured to control: determining the distance between the electronic device and a user thereof during the execution of a call application; determining the output intensity of sound data received from another electronic device connected through the call application, as an output intensity corresponding to the determined distance; and outputting the sound data at the determined output intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pawel Tracz, Grzegorz Pawal Grzesiak, Lukasz Dominik Kornatowski, Anton Komlev, Antoni Jakubiak
  • Patent number: 10839243
    Abstract: Systems for image evaluation and dynamic cropping are provided. In some examples, a system, may receive an instrument or image of an instrument. Identifying information may be extracted from the instrument or image of the instrument. Based on the extracted identifying information, a check/check image profile may be retrieved. In some examples, expected size and/or shape data may be extracted from the check/check image profile. The extracted expected size and/or shape data may be compared to size and/or shape data from the received instrument or image of the instrument to identify any anomalies (e.g., to determine whether the expected size and/or shape data matches the size and/or shape data of the received instrument or image of the instrument. If the expected size and/or shape data does not match size and/or shape data from the received instrument or image of the instrument, the instrument or image of the instrument may be programmatically modified and a modified image of the instrument may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Robert E. Mills, Jr., Murali Santhanam, Kerry Kurt Simpkins, John B. Hall, Michael J. Pepe, Jr., Jasher David Fowles, Jeanne Moulton
  • Patent number: 10841735
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adapting a service provided based on a local taxonomy defining a local community of individuals are disclosed. The systems and methods involve a close proximity protocol used to detect and/or communicate with various mobile devices located within a certain range of a site location, and include a device that requests information from the mobile devices and a device that provides a service to the one or more users within range of the service-providing device. A local taxonomy is generated and evolved based on the dynamics of the local community of individuals (i.e. as individuals enter and exit the range of the system), and the service(s) provided is adapted as the local taxonomy changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Peter J. Zehler
  • Patent number: 10832046
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of an optical character recognition pre-processing software system, which is integrated into a language translation system to provide automated cleaning and correction of noisy and degraded document images to enable seamless and efficient optical character recognition processing and machine translation of information within the document images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Architecture Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jafar Al-Gharaibeh, William Estey, Paul Nicotera
  • Patent number: 10820149
    Abstract: A method and system of localizing a mobile device having a processor and a memory. The method comprises localizing the mobile device to a first set of positions along a route traversed in the indoor area using a full set of data fusion inputs that includes at least wireless signal data, inertial sensor data, and magnetic field data based on one or more sensor devices of the mobile device, receiving an indication of a magnetic field distortion along the route being traversed, contemporaneous with the localizing to the first set of positions based on the full set of data fusion inputs, localizing the mobile device to a second set of positions along the route based on a subset of the set of data fusion inputs that does not include the magnetic data, and when the first and second sets of positions coincide in accordance with a threshold difference in distance, reverting to localizing the mobile device in accordance with the full set of data fusion inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MAPSTED CORP.
    Inventors: Sean Huberman, Henry L. Ohab