Patents Examined by Santiago Garcia
  • Patent number: 10660546
    Abstract: A sports training and guidance platform network which intertwine various wearables is provided. The network includes at least one wearable containing one biosensor worn on a human body and one worn on a animal body, Timestamp biometric and other measurements and inputs from a data stream for both human and animals collected, analyzed, compared and accessed on one or more mobile device platforms. According, the wearable network will measure and compare various animal biosensor data, and motion i.e., accelerometers, gyroscopes with human biosensor data. A sports training toolkit which includes wearable biosensors, sensors, secure wearable communication network(s) and platform and system, applications and database information is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Saigh
  • Patent number: 10650260
    Abstract: A perspective distortion characteristic based facial image authentication method and storage and processing device thereof are proposed. The method includes: S1: recognizing key points and a contour in a 2D facial image; S2: acquiring key points in a corresponding 3D model; S3: calculating camera parameters based on a correspondence between the key points in the 2D image and the key points in the 3D model; S4: optimizing the camera parameters based on the contour in the 2D image; S5: sampling the key points in the two-dimensional facial image by multiple times to obtain a camera intrinsic parameter estimation point cloud; and S6: calculating the inconsistency between the camera intrinsic parameter estimation point cloud and the camera nominal intrinsic parameters, and determining the authenticity of the facial image. The present disclosure can effectively authenticate the 2D image and has a relatively higher accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF AUTOMATION, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Tieniu Tan, Jing Dong, Wei Wang, Bo Peng
  • Patent number: 10650659
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method to deliver a reminder message. The method includes a step of triggering a delivery of the reminder message upon detecting or sensing a reminder message required event-or-activity to prevent a person from forgetting or losing a person item. In an exemplary embodiment, the step of sensing the reminder message required event-or-activity includes a step of detecting or sensing an activity when the person preparing to leave a place for a next destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Bo-In Lin
  • Patent number: 10643103
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for representing a map element and for locating a vehicle/robot based thereupon. The method for representing a map element includes: generating a Gaussian Mixture Model for the map element; generating a signature for identifying the map element, wherein the signature includes properties of the map element; and generating a Signatured Gaussian Mixture Model for representing the map element, wherein the Signatured Gaussian Mixture Model includes the Gaussian Mixture Model and the signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Carsten Isert, Wanli Jiang, Qianshan Li
  • Patent number: 10635935
    Abstract: A method and computing device, for generating training image data for a machine learning-based object recognition system is described. The method comprises receiving generic image data of an object type, receiving recorded image data related to the object type, and modifying the generic image data with respect to at least one imaging-related parameter. The method further comprises determining a degree of similarity between the modified generic image data and the recorded image data, and, when the determined degree of similarity fulfills a similarity condition, storing the modified generic image data as generated training image data of the object type. Further described are a computing device, a computer program product, a system and a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Elektrobit Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Tiberiu Cocias, Cosmin Ginerica, Sorin Grigorescu, Gigel Macesanu, Bogdan Transnea
  • Patent number: 10638383
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for controlling a waiting time related to determination of a radio link failure in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes receiving a message from a network, if a first timer for determination of the radio link failure is running and the message includes timer information related to the waiting time, starting a second timer related to the waiting time based on the timer information, and if the second timer expires before expiration of the first timer, determining a channel situation of a serving cell as a situation of the radio link failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electroncs Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Min Moon, Anshuman Nigam, Jung-Soo Jung, Sun-Heui Ryoo, Sung-Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10630951
    Abstract: An image analysis system includes a video camera that collects YUV color images of a liquid sample disposed between a capital and a pedestal, the color images being collected while a light source shines light through an optical beam path between the capital and the pedestal, and a processor adapted to i) obtain from the YUV color images a grayscale component image and a light scatter component image, and ii) obtain at least one binary image of the grayscale component image and at least one binary image of the light scatter component image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Thermo Electron Scientific Instruments LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Grenov, Damian W. Ashmead, Kevin K. Kim, Francis J. Deck, Chris Xavier Kauffold
  • Patent number: 10623041
    Abstract: A protective case for a mobile device is disclosed. The protective case includes a front cover, a back cover, and a relatively rigid shell. The front cover includes multiple fold lines that extend across the cover and allow adjacent regions of the cover to rotate or move relative to each other. The shell is configured to receive and retain the mobile device while providing user access to the mobile device. The shell has an outer surface configured to include a latch with an integrated hook. In operation, the latch hooks and retains one end section of the front cover to maintain the device in an angled use position when open. When in the fully closed position the latch fits within an aperture defined within a back end region of the front cover. Magnets incorporated into the front cover assist in maintaining the case in the fully closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Incipio, LLC
    Inventor: Andy Fathollahi
  • Patent number: 10621434
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a map identifying the size and location of anomalous crop health patterns of a geographic area. Predictive crop health forecasting based historical crop health images generates expected crop health images. Statistical parametric mapping is used to model differences in the expected crop health images and current crop health images to generate a statistical parametric map. Regions of anomalous crop health based on the modeled differences are identified in the statistical parametric map. The number of the identified anomalous crop health regions and the size of each of the identified anomalous crop health regions are determined. The statistical significance of the size and number of the anomalous crop health regions relative to the expected crop health is quantified. A map of anomalous crop health patterns delineates the anomalous crop health regions and the statistical significance of the size and number of anomalous crop health regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sean A. McKenna, Beat Buesser, Seshu Tirupathi
  • Patent number: 10614649
    Abstract: The modular asset storage system includes a main panel, the main panel including a computer command module and one or more asset containment modules. The asset containment modules are in data communication with the computer command module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Key Control Holding, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Brockman, John Michael Besosa
  • Patent number: 10599922
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium for estimating the shape, size, and mass of fish are described. A pair of stereo cameras may be utilized to obtain right and left images of fish in a defined area. The right and left images may be processed, enhanced, and combined. Object detection may be used to detect and track a fish in images. A pose estimator may be used to determine key points and features of the detected fish. Based on the key points, a three-dimensional (3-D) model of the fish is generated that provides an estimate of the size and shape of the fish. A regression model or neural network model can be applied to the 3-D model to determine a likely weight of the fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Barnaby John James, Evan Douglas Rapoport, Matthew Messana, Peter Kimball
  • Patent number: 10592960
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to determining thermal insulation levels of clothing a user should wear when traveling to a destination. To do this, a thermal insulation level of clothing worn by a user and levels worn by a crowd can be analyzed from images including the user or the crowd. A thermal sensitivity bias for the user can be determined by comparing those levels for similar locations. Environment data can then be collected for the destination. A thermal insulation level of clothing worn by the crowd for the destination can be predicted based on the environment data. This level can be adjusted with the bias for the user to generate a thermal insulation level of clothing to be worn by the user at the destination. An image having clothing with that level can be displayed to recommend a style of clothing for the user to wear at the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yaya Chu, I-Hsuan Yang
  • Patent number: 10586314
    Abstract: An image fusion method, apparatus, and an infrared thermal imaging device, in which the method includes: acquiring a visible image and an infrared thermogram using the same scale at the same field of view; calculating a fusion ratio for each frame of the infrared thermograms; and performing a gray value fusion to each frame of the infrared thermograms and a corresponding frame of the visible images according to the fusion ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen Everbest Machinery Industry Co., LTD
    Inventor: Jianmin Yuan
  • Patent number: 10583751
    Abstract: An eye point measuring device configured to measure a three-dimensional position of an eye of an occupant sitting on a seat device of a vehicle by using a monocular camera positioned at a fixed position, wherein the eye point measuring device calculates the three-dimensional position of the eye of the occupant based on: a position change amount between a position of the eye of the occupant before the adjustment of the position of the seat device and a position of the eye of the occupant after the adjustment of the position of the seat device in a superimposed image in which an initial image and an after-adjustment image are superimposed on each other; a component, parallel to the superimposed image, of a movement amount of the seat device from a position before the adjustment to a position after the adjustment; and an angle of view of the monocular camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takuya Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10580154
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a depth map for an image comprises an image unit (105) which provides an image with an associated depth map comprising depth values for at least some pixels of the image. A probability unit (107) determines a probability map for the image comprising probability values indicative of a probability that pixels belong to a text image object. A depth unit (109) generates a modified depth map where the modified depth values are determined as weighted combinations of the input values and a text image object depth value corresponding to a preferred depth for text. The weighting is dependent on the probability value for the pixels. The approach provides a softer depth modification for text objects resulting in reduced artefacts and degradations e.g. when performing view shifting using depth maps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Christiaan Varekamp
  • Patent number: 10579908
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein may relate to image transformation utilizing a plurality of deep neural networks. An example method includes receiving, at a mobile device, a plurality of image processing parameters. The method also includes causing an image sensor of the mobile device to capture an initial image and receiving, at a coefficient prediction neural network at the mobile device, an input image based on the initial image. The method further includes determining, using the coefficient prediction neural network, an image transformation model based on the input image and at least a portion of the plurality of image processing parameters. The method additionally includes receiving, at a rendering neural network at the mobile device, the initial image and the image transformation model. Yet further, the method includes generating, by the rendering neural network, a rendered image based on the initial image, according to the image transformation model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jiawen Chen, Samuel Hasinoff, Michael Gharbi, Jonathan Barron
  • Patent number: 10572766
    Abstract: An image collation device includes: a tentative matching point extraction unit configured to extract a plurality of tentative matching points that are pairs of corresponding feature points between a pair of input images; and a spatial verification unit configured to evaluate a degree of similarity between the pair of input images on the basis of all of a limiting conditions regarding consistency of a scale factor, a limiting conditions regarding consistency of a rotational angle, and a limiting conditions regarding consistency of a relative positional relationship according to a comparison of or a difference between geometric transformation parameters of the tentative matching points for each of the pairs of tentative matching points that is a combination of the tentative matching points extracted by the tentative matching point extraction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaomeng Wu, Kunio Kashino
  • Patent number: 10565470
    Abstract: A user interface (UI)-level clone detection method, system, and computer program product, include running applications from an application database to obtain a screenshot of each of the applications, comparing a first object of a first screenshot of a first application with a second object from a second screenshot of a second application to determine a similarity between the first object and the second object, and analyzing a code for each of the first object and the second object when the similarity is greater than a predetermined threshold value to identify a same-functionality code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peng Liu, Marco Pistoia, Omer Tripp
  • Patent number: 10558844
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention are implemented for an entry level, compact and lightweight single package apparatus combining a conventional high-resolution two-dimensional (2D) camera with a low-resolution three-dimensional (3D) depth image camera, capable to learn, through depth information, how to improve the performance of a set of 2D identification and machine vision algorithms in terms of speed-up (e.g. through regions of interests (ROIs)) and raw discriminative power. The cameras simultaneously capture images that are processed by an Intelligent Segmentation Engine in the system to facilitate object recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.r.l.
    Inventors: Francesco D'Ercoli, Alessandro Brunetta, Silvia Marinoni, Davide Benghi
  • Patent number: 10552597
    Abstract: In biometric ticketing, physical token-less ticketing system using biometrics, a person may be identified using a digital representation of a biometric. Ticketing information may be ascertained based on the identification. The ticketing information may be provided, actions may be performed using the ticketing information, and so on. In some implementations, a checkpoint device receives biometric data from a person. A digital representation of the biometric data is used to obtain an identifier from an identification system. The digital representation of the biometric data may not be included in the identifier. The identifier is used by to obtain ticketing information from a ticketing system. The person may be allowed or denied entry into a ticketed area based on the ticketing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ALCLEAR, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Cornick, Kevin Lupowitz, Matthew Snyder, Joe Trelin