Patents Examined by Siamak Harandi
  • Patent number: 11144770
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and a device for positioning a vehicle, a device, and a computer readable storage medium. The method includes: determining first edge information of a vehicle from an image related to the vehicle and acquired by a sensing device; determining a contour model corresponding to the vehicle; determining second edge information that matches the first edge information from an edge information set associated with the contour model, in which each edge information in the edge information set corresponds to a position of the contour model relative to the sensing device; and determining a position of the vehicle relative to the sensing device based on a position corresponding to the second edge information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Rui, Shiyu Song, Wendong Ding
  • Patent number: 11130654
    Abstract: A system and a method determine the position of an elevator car of an elevator installation, which elevator car is arranged movably in an elevator shaft. The system has a computing unit and an image-capturing unit that are arranged on the elevator car. The image-capturing unit records images of shaft components or shaft equipment used for other functions and transmits the images to the computing unit. The computing unit compares a currently recorded image with at least one stored comparison image of the shaft components or shaft equipment in the direction of travel of the elevator car so as to determine the current position of the elevator car in the direction of travel. The computing unit compares the currently recorded image with the stored comparison image also transversely to the direction of travel so as to determine the current position of the elevator car in the direction of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Raphael Bitzi, Daniel Scherrer, André Rüegg, Steven Brossi
  • Patent number: 11126882
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide a license plate location method and apparatus. The method includes: acquiring a to-be-located license plate image; sending the to-be-located license plate image to a target network for license plate location; wherein, the target network comprises a feature extraction layer and a regression layer; extracting, by the feature extraction layer, a feature value of the to-be-located license plate image, and sending the feature value to the regression layer; acquiring a combination of a license plate frame area and a license plate character area, which is obtained by the regression layer based on the feature value; and determining a license plate area of the to-be-located license plate image based on a location area corresponding to the acquired combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaohui Cai
  • Patent number: 11113518
    Abstract: A method for extracting data from lineless tables includes storing an image including a table in a memory. A processor operably coupled to the memory identifies a plurality of text-based characters in the image, and defines multiple bounding boxes based on the characters. Each of the bounding boxes is uniquely associated with at least one of the text-based characters. A graph including multiple nodes and multiple edges is generated based on the bounding boxes, using a graph construction algorithm. At least one of the edges is identified for removal from the graph, and removed from the graph to produce a reduced graph. The reduced graph can be sent to a neural network to predict row labels and column labels for the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Freddy Chongtat Chua, Tigran Ishkhanov, Nigel Paul Duffy
  • Patent number: 11113834
    Abstract: Described is determining a local deviation of a geometry of an object from a target geometry of the object on the basis of a digital representation of the object that comprises image information items that each specify a value of a measurand for the object at a defined position of the object. This includes determining the object representation, determining a distance field from the image information items of the object representation that comprises distance values for a specific point of the distance field that specifies the shortest distance of the point from a closest material boundary of the geometry of the object, determining the target geometry of the object, and determining the local deviation of the geometry of the object from the target geometry of the object at a test point on a material boundary predefined by the target geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Volume Graphics GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Poliwoda, Thomas Gunther, Christof Reinhart
  • Patent number: 11107236
    Abstract: Technologies are described for providing a projected augmented reality system with pose tracking for directing manual processes. A projected augmented reality system includes a video projector, configured to project a dynamically-changing image onto a surface within a work area of an operator, a sensor, and a computer. The computer includes a memory including instructions that when executed cause the computer to obtain three-dimensional pose data using the sensor, determine an output graphical element based on a sequence of three-dimensional pose data over time, and on a current production state, and send an output image based on the output graphical element to the video projector for projection onto the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Dag Michael Peter Hansson
  • Patent number: 11106908
    Abstract: Techniques to determine document recognition errors are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise an image reception component operative to receive an incoming document image; a document recognition component operative to perform a document recognition process on the incoming document image to generate a recognized document; and collect document recognition process information for the document recognition process of the incoming document image; a document reconstruction component operative to generate a reconstructed document image based on the document recognition process information; and an image comparison component operative to compare the reconstructed document image to the incoming document image to generate document recognition performance information for the recognized document. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: STATE STREET BANK AND TRUST COMPANY
    Inventor: Amir Sanjar
  • Patent number: 11100638
    Abstract: Provided is a medical imaging device capable of obtaining a medical image with high image quality in a short time by using a novel image reconstruction technique in which DL is applied to medical image processing and by significantly reducing a total imaging time including an image reconstruction time. The medical imaging device classifies a medical image into any of a predetermined plurality of classes, selects an optimal one or a plurality of restorers from a plurality of restorers respectively corresponding to the plurality of classes according to classification results, and reconstructs the medical image using the selected restorers. The medical image is divided into, for example, a plurality of patches, and is reconstructed for each patch and integrated. The restorer can include a CNN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Ogino, Yoshimi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11100363
    Abstract: A method disclosed herein uses a processor of a server to function as a processing unit to enhance accuracy of character recognition in a terminal connected to the server, using a communication apparatus of the server. The processing unit may be configured to acquire first data indicating a result of character recognition with respect to image data taken by the terminal. The processing unit can determine a character type of a character included in the image data when it is determined that misrecognition is included in the result of character recognition based on the first data. The processing unit controls the communication apparatus to transmit second data according to the character type to terminal and instructs the terminal to perform character recognition using the second data with respect to the image data in order to improve the accuracy of character recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Syusaku Takara
  • Patent number: 11099294
    Abstract: The present specification discloses systems and methods for integrating manifest data for cargo and light vehicles with their X-ray images generated during scanning. Manifest data is automatically imported into the system for each shipment, and helps the security personnel to quickly determine the contents of cargo. In case of a mismatch between cargo contents shown by manifest data and the X-ray images, the cargo may be withheld for further inspection. In one embodiment, the process of analyzing the X-ray image of the cargo in conjunction with the manifest data is automated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Rapiscan Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Shehul Sailesh Parikh, Balamurugan Sankaranarayanan, Jeffrey Bryan Abel, Siva Kumar, Joseph Bendahan
  • Patent number: 11100368
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating labeled image data for improved training of an image classifier, such as a multi-layered machine learning model configured to identify target image objects in image data. When the initially trained classifier is unable to identify a particular object in input image data, such as an object that did not appear in initial training data, feature information determined by the classifier for the given image data may be provided to a clustering model. The clustering model may group image data having similar features into different clusters or groups, which may in turn be labeled at the group level by an annotator. The image data assigned to the different clusters, along with the associated labels, may subsequently be used as training data for training a classifier to identify the labeled objects in images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: GumGum, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Houng Tung Chu, Matthew Aron Greenberg, Francisco Javier Molina Vela, Joshua Alexander Tabak
  • Patent number: 11087466
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for generating a compound ultrasound image. The method includes acquiring and beamforming channel data. Using the beamformed channel data a plurality of images, each image comprising a plurality of pixels, of a region of interest are obtained and an image information metric, wherein the image metric is associated with a pixel of the plurality of pixels, is assessed. The acquiring of the plurality of images and the assessment of the image metric are performed in parallel. For each image of the plurality of images: a per-pixel weighting for each pixel of the plurality of pixels based on the assessment of the image information metric is determined and applied to each pixel of the plurality of pixels. Finally a compound ultrasound image is generated based on the plurality of weighted pixels of the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Francois Guy Gerard Marie Vignon, William Hou, Jean-Luc Francois-Marie Robert, Emil George Radulescu, Ji Cao
  • Patent number: 11087468
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more systems and/or techniques for classifying an item disposed within an object are provided herein. A three-dimensional image of the object (e.g., a bag) is segmented into a set of item representations (e.g., laptop, thermos, etc.). An item is identified from the set of item representations based upon item features of the item, such as the laptop that could be used to conceal an item of interest such as an explosive. A region comprising a three-dimensional image of the item is divided into a set of sub-regions (e.g., a first sub-region encompassing a screen, a second sub-region encompassing a motherboard, etc.). The item is classified as a potential first type of item (e.g., an explosive laptop) when any sub-region has a number of voxels, with computed tomography (CT) values within a range of known CT values for a first type of item, exceeding a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: Sergey Simanovsky, David Schafer
  • Patent number: 11087162
    Abstract: In various examples, frames of a video may include a first visual object that may appear relative to a second visual object within a region of the frames. Once a relationship between the first visual object and the region is known, one or more operations may be performed on the relative region. For example, optical character recognition may be performed on the relative region where the relative region is known to contain textual information. As a result, the identification of the first visual object may serve as an anchor for determining the location of the relative region including the second visual object—thereby increasing accuracy and efficiency of the system while reducing run-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: James Van Welzen, Jonathan White, David Clark, Nathan Otterness, Jack Van Welzen, Prakash Yadav
  • Patent number: 11080838
    Abstract: An image analysis (“IA”) computer system for analyzing images of hail damage includes at least one processor in communication with at least one memory device. The at least one processor is programmed to: (i) store a damage prediction model associated with a rooftop, wherein the damage prediction model utilizes an artificial intelligence algorithm; (ii) display, to a user, an image of a rooftop; (iii) receive, from the user, a request to analyze damage to the rooftop; (iv) apply, by the at least one processor, the damage prediction model to the image, the damage prediction model outputting a plurality of damage prediction locations of the rooftop in relation to the image; and/or (v) display, by the at least one processor, an overlay box at each of the plurality of damage prediction locations, the overlay box being a virtual object overlaid onto the image for labeling the damage prediction locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Yuntao Li, Charlie Isaksson, Marigona Bokshi-Drotar, Jing Wan
  • Patent number: 11080851
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium, for assessing image quality of an image produced by a scanning imaging system. The method comprises acquiring (S10) image data of an image produced by the scanning imaging system and calculating (S20 to S40), for each section of the image: a respective first value measuring at least one of sharpness or contrast of at least a part of the section, the measuring depending on noise, a respective second value measuring noise in at least a part of the section, and a respective third value indicating image quality, by combining the first and second values. The combining is such that calculated third values have a weaker dependency on the noise than the first values. The method further comprises determining (S50) a quality score that is indicative of image quality of the image based on a variation of the calculated third values among the sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: OPTOS PLC
    Inventors: Peter Robert Wakeford, David Clifton
  • Patent number: 11074688
    Abstract: For processing a medical image, medical image data representing a medical image of at least a portion of a vertebral column is received. The medical image data is processed to determine a plurality of positions within the image. Each of the plurality of positions corresponds to a position relating to a vertebral bone within the vertebral column. Data representing the plurality of positions is processed to determine a degree of deformity of at least one vertebral bone within the vertebral column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Guillaume Chabin, Jonathan Sperl, Rainer Kärgel, Sasa Grbic, Razvan Ionasec, Dorin Comaniciu
  • Patent number: 11068705
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer-readable media for a hybrid cloud structure for machine-learning based object recognition. In one aspect, a system includes one or more video-capable access points; and one or more processors configured to receive image data from the one or more video-capable access points; perform, at a first processor of the one or more processors, a first process to detect one or more objects of interest in the image data; generate vector IDs for one or more objects detected in the image data; perform, at a second processor of the one or more processors, a second process to identify the one or more objects in the vector IDs; and generate at least one offline trail for the one or more objects based on statistics associated with the one or more objects identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ashutosh Arwind Malegaonkar, Haihua Xiao, Rizhi Chen, Li Kang, Siqi Ling, Mingen Zheng
  • Patent number: 11069062
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for screening histopathology tissue samples. An anomaly detection system is trained on a plurality of training images. Each of the plurality of training images represents a tissue sample that is substantially free of abnormalities. A test image, representing a tissue sample, is provided to the anomaly detection system. A deviation from normal score is generated for at least a portion of the test image. The deviation from normal score represents a degree of abnormality in the tissue sample represented by the test image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: DECIPHEX
    Inventors: Mark Gregson, Donal O'Shea
  • Patent number: 11065059
    Abstract: Methods and systems of registering a model of one or more anatomic passageways of a patient to a patient space are provided herein. An exemplary method may include accessing a set of model points of the model of the passageways, the model points being associated with a model space, collecting measured points along a length of a catheter inserted into the passageways of the patient, the measured points determined by a shape of the catheter, and assigning points of the first set to a plurality of subsets. The exemplary method may further include registering each of the subsets with the model points to produce a plurality of registration candidates, comparing the candidates to identify an optimal subset associated with an optimal registration of the plurality of candidates that translates the set of model points and at least one set of the sets of measured points into a common space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy D. Soper, Vincent Duindam