Patents Examined by Soo Jin Park
  • Patent number: 11023739
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique for enhancing the added value of flow line information. The flow line combining device is provided with: an acquisition unit for acquiring first flow line information indicating a trail of positions determined by using a first method and second flow line information indicating a trail of positions determined by using a second method which is different from the first method; a determination unit for assessing overlap in the trails respectively indicated by the acquired first flow line information and the second flow line information; and a combining unit for generating third flow line information which combines the first flow line information and second flow line information if the trail overlap assessed by the determination unit meets a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Akiko Oshima
  • Patent number: 11023746
    Abstract: A method for assigning a number of lanes and a direction of travel on a path includes receiving location data including a plurality of location points, projecting the plurality of location points on to an aggregation axis perpendicular to a centerline of the vehicle path, grouping the plurality of location points as projected onto the aggregation axis into one or more clusters, and determining the number of vehicle lanes of the vehicle path based on a count of the one or more clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Abhilshit Soni, Akshay Pachaar
  • Patent number: 11017542
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide systems and methods for determining depth information in a two-dimensional (2D) image. An exemplary system may include a processor and a non-transitory memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to perform the various operations. The operations may include receiving a first feature map based on the 2D image and applying an extraction network having a convolution operation and a pooling operation to the first feature map to obtain a second feature map. The operations may also include applying a reconstruction network having a deconvolution operation to the second feature map to obtain a depth map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING VOYAGER TECHNOLOGY CO., LD.
    Inventors: Zafar Takhirov, Yun Jiang
  • Patent number: 11003934
    Abstract: An approach is provided for automatically selecting the most appropriate sensor system for high-definition map feature accuracy and reliability specifications. The approach, for example, involves selecting at least one survey point that has a known physical location. The approach also involves initiating a plurality of passes to capture a plurality of images of the at least one survey point using a sensor system. For each pass, the approach further involves calculating an estimated location of the at least one survey point based on the plurality of images and calculating error data based on the estimated location and the known location. The approach also involves generating an error curve with respect to a number of the plurality of passes based on the error data for said each pass. The approach further involves providing an output indicating a target number of passes to meet an error specification based on the error curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Jeff Connell, Anish Mittal
  • Patent number: 11003952
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for automatically recognizing an electrical imaging well logging facies, wherein the method comprises: acquiring historical data of electrical imaging well logging; pre-processing the historical data of the electrical imaging well logging to generate an electrical imaging well logging image covering a full hole; recognizing a typical imaging well logging facies in the electrical imaging well logging image covering the full hole, and determining the electrical imaging well logging image covering the full hole as a training sample in accordance with a category of the imaging well logging facies; constructing a deep learning model including an input layer, a plurality of hidden layers, and an output layer; training the deep learning model using the training sample to obtain a trained deep learning model; and recognizing the well logging facies of the electrical imaging well logging image of the well section to be recognized using the trained deep learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PetroChina Company Limited
    Inventors: Zhou Feng, Hongliang Wu, Ning Li, Kewen Wang, Peng Liu, Yusheng Li, Huafeng Wang, Binsen Xu
  • Patent number: 10984209
    Abstract: In a method for modeling a darkfield candidate image at a sensor, a plurality of darkfield images of the sensor is captured, wherein each darkfield image of the plurality of darkfield images is associated with a different operational condition of the sensor. An operational condition of the sensor is determined. A darkfield candidate image comprising a combination of the plurality of darkfield images is modeled based at least in part on the operational condition of the sensor, wherein a contribution of each darkfield image of the plurality of darkfield images is dependent on the operational condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Sina Akhbari, Bruno Flament, Daniela Hall, Romain Fayolle, Etienne DeForas, Harihar Narasimha-Iyer
  • Patent number: 10984270
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first image and a second image, wherein the first and second images represent first and second relative locations, respectively, of an image acquisition device with respect to a subject. The method also includes determining, using the first and second images, a total relative displacement of the subject with respect to the image acquisition device between a time of capture of the first image and a time of capture of the second image, and determining, based on sensor data associated with one or more sensors associated with the image acquisition device, a component of the total relative displacement associated with a motion of the image acquisition device. The method also includes determining, based on a difference between the first total relative displacement and the component, that the first subject is an alternative representation of a live person, and in response, preventing access to a secure system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gregory Lee Storm, Reza R. Derakhshani
  • Patent number: 10977503
    Abstract: In various embodiments, method, systems, and vehicles are provided that include: obtaining, via one or more sensors, sensor data pertaining including one or more images of one or more detected objects in proximity to a vehicle; processing the one or more images via a neural network model of a perception system of the vehicle, generating perception results for the one or more images; analyzing, via a processor, a plurality of potential faults in the perception system, based on the perception results, using a respective different technique for each of the plurality of potential faults, for the neural network model; determining a fault of the plurality of potential faults, via the processor, based on the analyzing; and taking a vehicle control action with respect to the vehicle, based on the fault, via instructions provided by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Yao Hu
  • Patent number: 10970373
    Abstract: A mobile terminal according to the present disclosure can include a main body, a touch screen disposed on a front side of the main body, a first sensor disposed on the front side to sense the approach of an object to the main body in a locked state, a second sensor disposed in proximity to the first sensor to be driven in either one of a sleep mode and an active mode so as to acquire a vein image of an object that has approached the first sensor in the active mode, and a controller configured to perform vein authentication using the vein image acquired through the second sensor, and control the touch screen to display security information allowed to access for a pre-registered user when the vein image corresponds to a vein image of the pre-registered user as a result of the authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sookyeong Lee, Janghwan Jeon, Taekon Lee
  • Patent number: 10970559
    Abstract: An approximate positions-of-people determination means determines, for each partial area, approximate positions of people on an image on the basis of information about the partial area. A states-of-people estimation means, in addition to predicting the current states of particles from the states of particles indicating past states of people and stored in a storage means, adds new particles and evaluates the likelihood of the states of predicted particles and the added particles on the basis of an observation model generated for the observed people to update the weights of the particles, performs particle re-sampling at a probability proportional to the weights of those particles, and outputs the states of the obtained particles as a flow of people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroo Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10970546
    Abstract: A method a device and a computer readable medium for providing information regarding a virtual reality (VR) image are disclosed. The method includes providing the VR image. The method also includes determining, based on a gaze of a user viewing the VR image, an image that is reproduced in a partial area of the VR image as an image of interest. The method further includes providing information regarding the image of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yevgen Yakishyn, Oleksandr Shchur, Oleksandr Radomskyi
  • Patent number: 10970558
    Abstract: An approximate positions-of-people determination means determines, for each partial area, approximate positions of people on an image on the basis of information about the partial area. A states-of-people estimation means, in addition to predicting the current states of particles from the states of particles indicating past states of people and stored in a storage means, adds new particles and evaluates the likelihood of the states of predicted particles and the added particles on the basis of an observation model generated for the observed people to update the weights of the particles, performs particle re-sampling at a probability proportional to the weights of those particles, and outputs the states of the obtained particles as a flow of people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroo Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10970869
    Abstract: A computer system generates an outline of a roof of a structure based on a set of lateral images depicting the structure. For each image in the set of lateral images, one or more rooflines corresponding to the roof of the structure are determined. The computer system determines how the rooflines connect to one another. Based on the determination, the rooflines are connected to generate an outline of the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HOVER INC.
    Inventors: Ajay Mishra, William Castillo, A. J. Altman, Manish Upendran
  • Patent number: 10963673
    Abstract: The present application relates generally to identifying regions of interest in images, including but not limited to whole slide image region of interest identification, prioritization, de-duplication, and normalization via interpretable rules, nuclear region counting, point set registration, and histogram specification color normalization. This disclosure describes systems and methods for analyzing and extracting regions of interest from images, for example biomedical images depicting a tissue sample from biopsy or ectomy. Techniques directed to quality control estimation, granular classification, and coarse classification of regions of biomedical images are described herein. Using the described techniques, patches of images corresponding to regions of interest can be extracted and analyzed individually or in parallel to determine pixels correspond to features of interest and pixels that do not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER
    Inventors: Andrew Schaumberg, Thomas Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10964049
    Abstract: A method for determining a pose of a camera is provided, the method includes: S101, acquiring an image of a marker; S102, estimating a first pose of the camera according to the image of the marker by a characteristic point method; S103, estimating a second pose of the camera according to the image of the marker by a direct method; and S104, determining the pose of the camera based on the first pose and the second pose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuan Lin, Yongjie Zhang, Sili Chen, Hongwu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10955655
    Abstract: There are provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and a microscope system which can compose a microscopically observed image having a wide field of view and a high resolution by highly accurately stitching a plurality of digital images together. An image acquisition unit provided in the information processing apparatus acquires a first partial image and a second partial image each formed by imaging a part of an observation target area, and a stitching position adjustment unit adjusts a stitching position of the second partial image with respect to the first partial image. The image acquisition unit controls drive of the microscope such that a partial image including a specimen is acquired as the second partial image when the first partial image includes a foreign matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10943345
    Abstract: Provided are automated (computerized) methods and systems for analyzing digitized pathology images in a variety of tissues potentially containing diseased or neoplastic cells. The method utilizes a coarse-to-fine analysis, in which an entire image is tiled and shape, color, and texture features are extracted in each tile, as primary features. A representative subset of tiles is determined within a cluster of similar tiles. A statistical analysis (e.g. principal component analysis) reduces the substantial number of “coarse” features, decreasing computational complexity of the classification algorithm. Afterwards, a fine stage provides a detailed analysis of a single representative tile from each group. A second statistical step uses a regression algorithm (e.g. elastic net classifier) to produce a diagnostic decision value for each representative tile. A weighted voting scheme aggregates the decision values from these tiles to obtain a diagnosis at the whole slide level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Jocelyn E. Barker, Daniel L. Rubin
  • Patent number: 10942024
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus to measure a distance in a real space with a simpler operation, the information processing apparatus including: an acquisition section that acquires an image captured by a predetermined imaging section, and position information based on at least any of a position and a direction of the imaging section; an estimation section that estimates a first position and a second position in a real space, on a basis of a first image and a second image which are the image captured at each of a first viewpoint and a second viewpoint, and first position information and second position information which are the position information about each of the first viewpoint and the second viewpoint; and a measurement section that measures a distance between the first position and the second position on a basis of the estimation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shingo Tsurumi
  • Patent number: 10942428
    Abstract: A free-form lens (for example a phase modulator, lens or deformable mirror) may be made to reproduce a light pattern specified by image data. Source regions on the free-form lens are mapped to target regions areas on an image. Areas of the source regions are adjusted to vary the amount of light delivered to each of the target regions. Adjustment of the source areas may be achieved using a L-BFGS optimization which preferably incorporates smoothness and curl regularizers. Embodiments apply parallel processing to obtain control values for a free form lens in real time or near real time. Apparatus may process image data and display an image by controlling a dynamically variable free form lens using the processed image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: MTT Innovation Incorporated
    Inventors: Gerwin Damberg, Anders Ballestad, Raveen Kumaran, James Gregson
  • Patent number: 10937151
    Abstract: An automatic optical inspection (AOI) method for inspecting defects on a surface of an object is provided. The method includes: providing at least two different illumination systems; acquiring, by at least one detector, at least two pieces of image information of the object, each piece of image information being acquired under illumination of a corresponding one of the illumination systems; obtaining at least two pieces of surface defect information of the object by analyzing the acquired at least two pieces of image information using a computer and storing at least one of the obtained at least two pieces of surface defect information by the computer; and combining, by the computer, all of the at least two pieces of surface defect information to de-duplicate the at least two pieces of surface defect information and obtain a piece of combined surface defect information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Shanghai Micro Electronics Equipment (Group) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fan Wang, Hailiang Lu, Kai Zhang