Patents Examined by Sean M Conner
  • Patent number: 10810749
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a distance histogram information generating means configured to generate distance histogram information representing a frequency distribution of distance values in each of a plurality of row regions obtained by division of a captured image in an up-down direction; and a movement surface information processing means configured to: extract a group of distance values matching a feature represented by distance values of the movement surface for each of a plurality of segments obtained by segmentation of the distance histogram information according to the distance values; execute, for a segment where a group of distance values extracted does not satisfy a predetermined error condition, processing of generating information on the movement surface using the group of distance values; and execute, for a segment where a group of distance values extracted satisfies the predetermined error condition, predetermined error processing without using the group of distance values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Sumiyoshi, Naoki Motohashi, Toshifumi Yamaai, Sadao Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10809416
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for characterizing a subterranean formation traversed by a wellbore including collecting data from the formation using a tool wherein the tool collects data to form an azimuthal image, characterizing a section of the formation comprising data and images acquired in a high angle wellbore section or horizontal wellbore section using a parametric model, and performing an inversion using apparent densities and volumetric photoelectric factor images to build a formation model wherein the inversion is tailored for high angle wellbore sections and/or horizontal wellbore sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sushil Shetty, Dzevat Omeragic, Tarek M. Habashy, John Rasmus, Jeffrey Miles
  • Patent number: 10796410
    Abstract: Disclosed is a panoramic image mapping method, wherein mapping regions and a non-mapping region are partitioned for an equirectangular panoramic image with a resolution of 2M×M, where only the partitioned mapping regions are mapped as square regions; the method comprises:, computing a vertical distance and a horizontal distance from a point on the square region to a center of the square region, a larger one of which being denoted as m; computing a distance n from the point to a zeroth (0th) point on a concentric square region; computing a longitude and a latitude corresponding to the point; computing a corresponding position (X, Y) in the equirectangular panoramic image to which the point is mapped; and then assigning a value to the point. The method may effectively reduce oversampling, thereby effectively reducing the number of pixels of the panoramic image and the code rate required for coding with little distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: PEKING UNIVERSITY SHENZHEN GRADUATE SCHOOL
    Inventors: Ronggang Wang, Yueming Wang, Zhenyu Wang, Wen Gao
  • Patent number: 10783627
    Abstract: Embodiments include apparatus for predicting cancer recurrence based on local co-occurrence of cell morphology (LoCoM). The apparatus includes image acquisition circuitry that identifies and segments at least one cellular nucleus represented in an image of a region of tissue demonstrating cancerous pathology; local nuclei graph (LNG) circuitry that constructs an LNG based on the at least one cellular nucleus, and computes a set of nuclear morphology features for a nucleus represented in the LNG; LoCoM circuitry that constructs a co-occurrence matrix based on the nuclear morphology features, computes a set of LoCoM features for the co-occurrence matrix, and computes a LoCoM signature for the image based on the set of LoCoM features; progression circuitry that generates a probability that the region of tissue will experience cancer progression based on the LoCoM signature, and classifies the region of tissue as a progressor or non-progressor based on the probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Case Western Reserve University
    Inventors: Anant Madabhushi, Cheng Lu
  • Patent number: 10783398
    Abstract: A method for receiving an image query from a user via a client device is provided. The method includes determining a user personalized data based on a prior user history, generating a synthetic image with a generative tool, based on the image query and the user personalized data, and evaluating a similarity between the synthetic image and a real image in an image database with a discriminative tool. The method also includes providing the synthetic image to the user for selection and storing a user response to the synthetic image in the prior user history. A system and a non-transitory, computer readable medium storing instructions to cause the system to perform the above method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Shutterstock, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Steven Ranzinger, Nicholas Alexander Lineback
  • Patent number: 10783353
    Abstract: A method for identifying skin region in an image includes: selecting a pixel in the target image; calculating a first probability of the pixel in a first color space, the first probability being a probability that the pixel represents skin in the first color space; calculating a second probability of the pixel in a second color space distinct from the first color space, the second probability being a probability that the pixel represents skin in the second color space; determining a combined probability that the pixel in the target image represents skin based on the first probability and the second probability; expanding the pixel into a skin region in the target image by repeating said steps of determining a combined probability that another pixel adjacent to the pixel represents skin until the skin region reaches a predefined size threshold; and performing a predefined beautifying process to the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Guofu Tan
  • Patent number: 10776606
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide methods and systems for delineating cell nuclei and classifying regions of histopathology or microanatomy while remaining invariant to batch effects. These systems and methods can include providing a plurality of reference images of histology sections. A first set of basis functions can then be determined from the reference images. Then, the histopathology or microanatomy of the histology sections can be classified by reference to the first set of basis functions, or reference to human engineered features. A second set of basis functions can then be calculated for delineating cell nuclei from the reference images and delineating the nuclear regions of the histology sections based on the second set of basis functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Bahram Parvin, Hang Chang, Yin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10776926
    Abstract: A system and method for training a computer-implemented object classifier includes detecting a foreground visual object within a sub-region of a scene, determining a background model of the sub-region of the scene, the background model representing the sub-region when any foreground visual object is absent from that sub-region, and training the object classifier by computer-implemented machine learning using the background model of the sub-region as a negative training example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Avigilon Corporation
    Inventor: Ashish Shrivastava
  • Patent number: 10762366
    Abstract: A finger vein identification method and device used for effectively extracting finger vein identification characteristics to conduct finger vein identification. The method of the embodiments of the present teachings comprises: collecting a finger vein image, employing a line fitting method to extract a region of interest in the finger vein image, conducting geometric normalization and grayscale normalization processing of the region of interest to obtain a processed region, determining finger vein blood vessel lines in the processed region to obtain a finger vein blood vessel image, and conducting finger vein identification based on the finger vein blood vessel image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ZKTECO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Quanhong Che, Shukai Chen
  • Patent number: 10755395
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of denoising a dynamic image is provided. The dynamic image can represent a time-series of snapshot images. The dynamic image is transformed, using a sparsifying transformation, into an aggregate image and a series of transform-domain images. The transform-domain images represent kinetic information of the dynamic images (i.e., differences between the snapshots), and the aggregate image represents static information (i.e., features and structure common among the snapshots). The transform-domain images, which can be approximated using a sparse approximation method, are denoised. The denoised transform-domain images are recombined with the aggregate image using an inverse sparsifying transformation to generate a denoised dynamic image. The transform-domain images can be denoised using at least one of a principal component analysis method and a K-SVD method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhou Yu, Qiulin Tang, Satoru Nakanishi, Wenli Wang
  • Patent number: 10754460
    Abstract: The present invention provides a portable electronic device, including: a touch panel; a display module, disposed below the touch panel; an optical fingerprint sensor module, disposed below the display module; a transparent frame, disposed between the display module and the optical fingerprint sensor module, and including: a first surface, for combining with the display module; a second surface, for combining with the optical fingerprint sensor module; and an opening, running through the first surface and the second surface, and a filler type ultraviolet (UV) curable optically clear adhesive (OCA) being filled into the opening; and a housing, for combining with the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD
    Inventor: Kuan-Pao Ting
  • Patent number: 10746647
    Abstract: An analysis device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire an image of a cell and an identification unit configured to identify elements that are identifiable on the basis of the image of cell acquired by the acquisition unit. Characteristic quantities of the elements identified by the identification unit are calculated, a correlation between the characteristic quantities is calculated on the basis of the calculated characteristic quantities of the elements, and a correlation between the elements is calculated on the basis of the calculated correlation between the characteristic quantities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Murata, Fumi Kano, Yoshiyuki Noguchi, Nobuhiko Maiya, Chisako Iwamoto, Shoko Yamasaki, Masafumi Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10748280
    Abstract: An image processing method is provided, including: obtaining image data of a cavity wall of an organ; unfolding the cavity wall; and generating an image of the unfolded cavity wall. The unfolding of the cavity wall may include: obtaining a mask and a centerline of the organ; obtaining a connected region of the mask; dividing the connected region into at least one equidistant block; determining an orientation of the equidistant block in a three-dimensional coordinate system including a first direction, a second direction and a third direction; determining an initial normal vector and an initial tangent vector of a center point of the centerline; assigning a projection of the initial normal vector to a normal vector of a light direction of the center point; assigning the third direction or an reverse direction of the third direction to a tangent vector of the light direction of the center point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaolin Meng, Xin Weng, Libo Zhang, Qi Duan, Shuai Wang
  • Patent number: 10733727
    Abstract: This disclosure generally pertains to methods and systems for processing electronic data obtained from imaging or other diagnostic and evaluative medical procedures. Certain embodiments relate to methods for the development of deep learning algorithms that perform machine recognition of specific features and conditions in imaging and other medical data. Another embodiment provides systems configured to detect and localize medical abnormalities on medical imaging scans by a deep learning algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Qure.AI Technologies Private Limited
    Inventors: Preetham Putha, Manoj Tadepalli, Bhargava Reddy, Tarun Nimmada, Pooja Rao, Prashant Warier
  • Patent number: 10733760
    Abstract: A Dynamic Vision Sensor (DVS) pose-estimation system includes a DVS, a transformation estimator, an inertial measurement unit (IMU) and a camera-pose estimator based on sensor fusion. The DVS detects DVS events and shapes frames based on a number of accumulated DVS events. The transformation estimator estimates a 3D transformation of the DVS camera based on an estimated depth and matches confidence-level values within a camera-projection model such that at least one of a plurality of DVS events detected during a first frame corresponds to a DVS event detected during a second subsequent frame. The IMU detects inertial movements of the DVS with respect to world coordinates between the first and second frames. The camera-pose estimator combines information from a change in a pose of the camera-projection model between the first frame and the second frame based on the estimated transformation and the detected inertial movements of the DVS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhengping Ji, Lilong Shi, Yibing Michelle Wang, Hyun Surk Ryu, Ilia Ovsiannikov
  • Patent number: 10713472
    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: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Nan Wang, Zhijun Du, Yu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10692176
    Abstract: A Bayer-mask is decoded by forming a decoded green array, calculating red green and blue-green color difference signals, deriving a first full-resolution grid of each colour difference signal using a first interpolation filter; deriving a second full-resolution grid of each colour difference signal using a second interpolation filter taking a larger number of colour difference signal inputs than the first; generating a cross-colour weighting signal; and forming a mixed colour difference signal from the first and second full-resolution grids in accordance with the cross-colour weighting signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GRASS VALLEY LIMITED
    Inventor: Michael James Knee
  • Patent number: 10679069
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatic video summary generation are disclosed. A method includes: extracting, by a computing device, a plurality of frames from a video; determining, by the computing device, for each of the plurality of extracted frames, features in the frame; creating, by the computing device, a scene detection model using the determined features for each of the plurality of extracted frames; scoring, by the computing device, each of the plurality of extracted frames using the created scene detection model; and generating, by the computing device, a video summary using the scored plurality of extracted frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Veronica Wyatt, Olav Laudij
  • Patent number: 10671831
    Abstract: Methods and systems for high-speed filtering of candidate fingerprint images in a gallery using a non-reference-point based matching involving histograms of tokens representing minutia data. The method or system may involve detecting minutia patterns in a probe image, defining tokens that represent the minutia patterns detected in the probe image, measuring a degree of similarity between the probe image and each gallery image by comparing a probability of occurrence of a set of the tokens defined for the probe image with a probability of occurrence of the same set of tokens in that gallery image, and identifying as a candidate for a match to the probe image each gallery image for which the measured degree of similarity satisfies a criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Taras P. Riopka, Siddharth K. Madan
  • Patent number: 10664711
    Abstract: A vehicle prompt apparatus and a corresponding method are provided. The method includes: acquiring an image recorded in real time by a designated terminal during driving; analyzing brightness distribution of the image and obtaining an analysis result; and when the analysis result is a first analysis result, communicating a warning message in accordance with a first prompting procedure, where the first analysis result indicates a vehicle light in the image. When other vehicles are present around the driving vehicle where the vehicle prompt apparatus is located, the acquired image may catch other vehicles' lights. By analyzing the brightness distribution in the image, when the analysis result indicates the presence of the vehicle lights, the driver can be prompted with the coming vehicle to improve the driving safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yan Xie, Yueyue Chu, Yue Cheng