Patents Examined by Sean M Conner
  • Patent number: 11463620
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image corrector and an output circuit. The image corrector inputs image data. The image corrector processes the image data input by the image corrector. The image corrector arranges an input image indicated by the image data input by the image corrector on a first plane. The image corrector maps each pixel included in a part or whole of a region of the input image arranged on the first plane onto a curved surface. The image corrector maps each point mapped on the curved surface onto a second plane so as to generate new image data. The output circuit outputs the image data processed by the image corrector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hisako Chiaki
  • Patent number: 11455783
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an image recognition method and apparatus, a device and a non-volatile computer storage medium. In embodiments of the present disclosure, it is feasible to obtain the to-be-recognized image of a designated size, extract the different-area image from the to-be-recognized image, and obtain the image feature of the different-area image according to the different-area image, so as to obtain the recognition result of the to-be-recognized image, according to the image feature of the different-area image and a preset template feature. In this way, recognition processing can be performed for images in a limited number of classes without employing the deep learning method based on hundreds of thousands of even millions of training samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guoyi Liu, Guang Li
  • Patent number: 11455744
    Abstract: Vehicles and systems and methods for determining a viewing direction of a user are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for detecting a viewing direction of a user includes a marker arranged at a fixed location, and an optical assembly. The optical assembly includes a first optical sensor arranged to view the marker, and a second optical sensor arranged to view the user. The first optical sensor detects the marker for determining a spatial location of the optical assembly with respect to the marker, and the second optical sensor detects an eye of the user for determining an eye angle of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yasuda, Alexander Russell Green
  • Patent number: 11443449
    Abstract: Three-dimensional (3D) imaging systems and methods are described for implementing virtual grading of package walls in commercial trailer loading. The 3D imaging systems and methods comprise capturing, by a 3D-depth camera, 3D image data of a vehicle storage area. A package wall is determined, based on the set of 3D image data and by a 3D data analytics application (app) executing on one or more processors communicatively coupled to the 3D-depth camera, a package wall within the vehicle storage area. A wall grade is assigned to the package wall, where the package wall is defined within the set of 3D image data by a plurality of packages each having a similar depth dimension, and wherein the package wall has a wall height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Adithya H. Krishnamurthy, Justin F. Barish, Miroslav Trajkovic
  • Patent number: 11429806
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods obtain one or more training images; obtain a test image; select one or more associated pixels in the training images for a target pixel in the training images; calculate respective value relationships between a value of the target pixel and respective values of the associated pixels in the training images; select one or more associated pixels in the test image for a target pixel in the test image; and detect an anomaly in the target pixel in the test image based on the respective value relationships between the value of the target pixel and the respective values of the associated pixels in the training images and on respective value relationships between a value of the target pixel and respective values of the associated pixels in the test image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Virginia, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiwu Cao, Bradley Scott Denney
  • Patent number: 11430207
    Abstract: Provided are a reception apparatus, a reception system, a reception method, and a storage medium that can naturally provide a personal conversation in accordance with a user without requiring the user to register the personal information thereof in advance. A disclosure includes a face information acquisition unit that acquires face information of a user; a conversation processing unit that acquires reception information including a content of conversation with the user; a face matching unit that matches, against the face information of one user, the face information registered in a user information database in which user information including the face information of the user and the reception information is registered; and a user information management unit that, when a result of matching of the face information performed by the face matching unit is unmatched, registers the user information of the one user to the user information database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuaki Kawase, Makoto Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11423634
    Abstract: In an object detection model training method, a classifier that has been trained in a first phase is duplicated to at least two copies, and in a training in a second phase, each classifier obtained through duplication is configured to detect to-be-detected objects with different sizes, and train an object detection model based on a detection result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI CLOUD COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changzheng Zhang, Xin Jin, Dandan Tu
  • Patent number: 11423695
    Abstract: A first face region within a first image is determined. The first face region includes a location of a face within the first image. Based on the determined first face region within the first image, a predicted face region within a second image is determined. A first region of similarity within the predicted face region is determined. The first region of similarity has at least a predetermined degree of similarity to the first face region within the first image. Whether a second face region is present within the second image is determined. The location of the face within the second image is determined based on the first region of similarity, the determination of whether the second face region is present within the second image, and a face region selection rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nan Wang, Zhijun Du, Yu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11410337
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device to which a visible light image and an infrared ray image are input, the visible light image having been obtained corresponding to irradiation of a visible light in a second direction, the infrared ray image having been obtained corresponding to irradiation of an infrared ray in a first direction, which is a direction having an irradiation range larger than an irradiation range of the second direction, and which synthesizes the infrared ray image and the visible light image to generate a color image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Kamio, Toshiyuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11386324
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to constructing a convolutional neural network-based classifier for variant classification. In particular, it relates to training a convolutional neural network-based classifier on training data using a backpropagation-based gradient update technique that progressively match outputs of the convolutional neural network-based classifier with corresponding ground truth labels. The convolutional neural network-based classifier comprises groups of residual blocks, each group of residual blocks is parameterized by a number of convolution filters in the residual blocks, a convolution window size of the residual blocks, and an atrous convolution rate of the residual blocks, the size of convolution window varies between groups of residual blocks, the atrous convolution rate varies between groups of residual blocks. The training data includes benign training examples and pathogenic training examples of translated sequence pairs generated from benign variants and pathogenic variants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Gao, Kai-How Farh, Laksshman Sundaram, Jeremy Francis McRae
  • Patent number: 11386551
    Abstract: A blood sample processor for imaging a centrifuged blood sample is provided including a transparent container with the centrifuged blood sample therein. An illumination source is positioned to illuminate the centrifuged blood sample at a non-right angle to the transparent container. A digital camera disposed opposite the transparent container images the centrifuged blood sample and the image is processed to determine the relative locations of component layers of the centrifuged blood sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: PERKINELMER HEALTH SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas R. Drechsler
  • Patent number: 11386552
    Abstract: A specimen analysis system includes at least one processor to receive image information that represents a respective plurality of pixels of an image of each of a plurality of testing areas to indicate the presence or absence of a test subject compound; to determine for each testing area a number of pixels that indicates either the presence or the absence of the test subject compound, if the number of pixels indicating positive for each of a plurality of testing areas equals or exceeds a first minimum threshold value indicating that the testing area is positive for either the presence or absence of the test subject compound, totaling all testing areas indicating positive for either the presence or absence of the test subject compound, and if the total number of the testing areas indicating positive for either the presence or absence of the test subject compound equals or exceeds a second minimum threshold value indicating an overall positive test result for either the presence or absence of the test subject co
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: GENPRIME, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Arthur Russell, Jason Buck Somes, Darby Dawn McLean, Claire Elizabeth Norton
  • Patent number: 11379688
    Abstract: A keypoint detection system includes: a camera system including at least one camera; and a processor and memory, the processor and memory being configured to: receive an image captured by the camera system; compute a plurality of keypoints in the image using a convolutional neural network including: a first layer implementing a first convolutional kernel; a second layer implementing a second convolutional kernel; an output layer; and a plurality of connections between the first layer and the second layer and between the second layer and the output layer, each of the connections having a corresponding weight stored in the memory; and output the plurality of keypoints of the image computed by the convolutional neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: PACKSIZE LLC
    Inventors: Paolo Di Febbo, Carlo Dal Mutto, Kinh Tieu
  • Patent number: 11379977
    Abstract: A notification control unit includes a notification setting information selection unit, a notification setting information storage unit, a notification setting information setting unit, and the notification execution unit. Notification setting information is associated with individual setting information to be preserved in the notification setting information storage unit. The notification execution unit performs a notification according to setting of use-notification setting information which is selected by using the individual setting information by the notification setting information selection unit. The created or changed notification setting information is preserved in the notification setting information storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Maiko Endo
  • Patent number: 11379999
    Abstract: The feature extraction device according to one aspect of the present disclosure comprises: a reliability determination unit that determines a degree of reliability with respect to a second region, which is a region that has been extracted as a foreground region of an image and is within a first region that has been extracted from the image as a partial region containing a recognition subject, said degree of reliability indicating the likelihood of being the recognition subject; a feature determination unit that, on the basis of the degree of reliability, uses a first feature which is a feature extracted from the first region and a second feature which is a feature extracted from the second region to determine a feature of the recognition subject; and an output unit that outputs information indicating the determined feature of the recognition subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo Kawai
  • Patent number: 11367175
    Abstract: Provided is an in-vehicle stereo camera which enables the continuation of automated driving if failures occur during imaging. A pair of captured images 301, 302, which is captured by a pair of imaging units so that both contain an overlapping region, are acquired (S201), it is determined whether an abnormal region is present in at least one of the pair of captured images, and if an abnormal region is present, the degree of impact from the abnormal region on an object recognition process of an object recognition unit is diagnosed (S202), and the processing content of the object recognition process is updated according to the degree of impact (S203).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI ASTEMO, LTD.
    Inventors: Shouji Muramatsu, Takeshi Shima, Makoto Kudo
  • Patent number: 11354801
    Abstract: A method for detecting a tumor from images which are required to be shrunken in resolution obtains one or more first images. Then, the method segments or divides the detection images into a number of detection image blocks according to an input size of training data of a convolutional neural network architecture, before segmenting, each of the plurality of detection image blocks comprising coordinate values. The detection image blocks are input into a preset tumor detection model to generate image blocks of a result of the detection images. The method merges the image blocks into a single image according to the coordinate values of each detection image block. Colors of normal areas, abnormal areas, and overlapping areas of the abnormal areas are all different. The method generates a final detection according to color depths in the image. A tumor detection device and a non-transitory storage medium are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tzu-Chen Lin, Chin-Pin Kuo, Tung-Tso Tsai, Guo-Chin Sun, I-Hua Chen, Wan-Jhen Lee
  • Patent number: 11341632
    Abstract: A method is for obtaining at least one feature of interest, especially a biomarker, from an input image acquired by a medical imaging device. The at least one feature of interest is the output of a respective node of a machine learning network, in particular a deep learning network. The machine learning network processes at least part of the input image as input data. The used machine learning network is trained by machine learning using at least one constraint for the output of at least one inner node of the machine learning network during the machine learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Muehlberg, Rainer Kaergel, Alexander Katzmann, Michael Suehling
  • Patent number: 11341759
    Abstract: A device may receive a target document. The device may segment the target document into multiple segments. The device may determine, for each segment of the multiple segments, a set of color parameters for a corresponding set of pixels included in that segment. The device may determine, for each segment of the multiple segments, an average color parameter for that segment based on the set of color parameters for the corresponding set of pixels included in that segment. The device may generate a target color profile for the target document based on determining the average color parameter for each segment. The device may compare the target color profile and a model color profile associated with classifying the target document. The device may classify the target document based on comparing the target color profile and the model color profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Sickert
  • Patent number: 11334996
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing and analyzing a quality of an orthodontic aligner is described. An orthodontic aligner is manufactured by printing a mold associated with a dental arch of a patient based on a digital model of the mold, forming an orthodontic aligner over the mold, and trimming the orthodontic aligner. A quality of the orthodontic aligner is then assessed by imaging the orthodontic aligner to generate a first digital representation of the orthodontic aligner, comparing the first digital representation of the orthodontic aligner to a digital file associated with the orthodontic aligner, determining whether a cutline variation is detected between the orthodontic aligner and the digital file, and determining whether there is a manufacturing defect of the orthodontic aligner based on whether the cutline variation exceeds a cutline variation threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Anatoliy Parpara, Ivan Kharpalev, Stephan Albert Alexandre Dumothier, Andrey Cherkas, Alexey Kalinichenko, Jack Shaw, Israel Velazquez