Patents Examined by Tom Y. Lu
  • Patent number: 11442262
    Abstract: An image processor includes an image generator configured to generate corresponding image data corresponding to first microscopic image data obtained under a first observation condition, based on second microscopic image data and third microscopic image data obtained under a second observation condition, and an image output unit configured to output the corresponding image data. The corresponding image data may be image data corresponding to a first focal plane from which the first microscopic image data are obtained, and wherein the second microscopic image data and the third microscopic image data may be image data on a second focal plane and a third focal plane, respectively, which are different from the first focal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro Sase, Yutaka Sasaki, Takaaki Okamoto, Yuki Terui, Kohki Konishi, Masafumi Mimura, Martin Berger, Petr Gazak, Miroslav Svoboda
  • Patent number: 11436868
    Abstract: Provided is a system and method for automatically recognizing user motion. The system for automatically recognizing user motion includes an input unit configured to receive three-dimensional (3D) measurement data, a memory which stores a program for performing automatic recognition on 3D user motion using 3D low-quality depth data and a deep learning model, and a processor configured to execute the program, wherein the processor converts the 3D low-quality depth data into 3D high-quality image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jong Sung Kim, Seung Joon Kwon, Sang Woo Seo, Yeong Jae Choi
  • Patent number: 11428633
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for cellular imaging and identification through the use of a light sheet flow cytometer. In one implementation, a light sheet flow cytometer may include a light source configured to emit light having one or more wavelengths, at least one optical element configured to form a light sheet from the emitted light, a microfluidic channel configured to hold a sample, and an imaging device. The imaging device may be adapted to forming 3-D images of the sample such that identification tags attached to the sample are visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsun Wu, Brian M. Rabkin, Supriyo Sinha, John D. Perreault, Chinmay Belthangady, James Higbie, Seung Ah Lee
  • Patent number: 11423533
    Abstract: An image processing method includes: a fluorescent image capturing step of capturing a fluorescent image of a fluorescently labeled tissue specimen; a creating step of creating a fluorescent whole slide image based on the captured fluorescent image; and a storing step of storing the created fluorescent whole slide image. The tissue specimen is fluorescently labelled by using, as a staining reagent, fluorescent substance integrated nanoparticles obtained by bonding a biological substance recognition part to fluorescent particles on which a plurality of fluorescent substances are integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kemmochi, Yasuyuki Motokui, Noboru Koyama
  • Patent number: 11423693
    Abstract: An example embodiment includes: an acquisition unit that acquires a first image generated by capturing an object by using a light at a first wavelength, a second image generated by capturing the object by using a light at a second wavelength, and depth information on the object; a detection unit that detects a face included in the second image; a check unit that, based on the depth information, checks whether or not a face detected by the detection unit is one obtained by capturing a living body; and an extraction unit that, based on information on a face checked by the check unit as obtained by capturing a living body, extracts a face image from the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuaki Kawase
  • Patent number: 11416699
    Abstract: A method and a system for generating an assistance function for an ophthalmological surgery are presented. The method includes capturing digital image data of a surgical microscope, which were generated during an ophthalmological surgery by an image sensor and which are annotated. The method furthermore includes capturing sensor data of a phaco system, which were generated during the ophthalmological surgery by a sensor of the phaco system and which are annotated, wherein the annotated sensor data and the annotated digital image data have synchronized timestamps and wherein the annotations refer in indicative fashion to a state of an ophthalmological surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Stefan Saur, Christoph Hauger
  • Patent number: 11417133
    Abstract: A drawing management apparatus includes a receiver, a searcher, and a presenter. The receiver receives input of information concerning a specific subject and information concerning a purpose of a design change to be made to the specific subject. The searcher searches for a pair of drawings which have characteristics similar to characteristics of the specific subject and which are constituted by a drawing to which a design change has been made in accordance with the purpose and a drawing to which the design change has not yet been made, on the basis of the information concerning the specific subject and the information concerning the purpose of the design change. The presenter presents the searched pair of drawings to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Atsuo Kazama, Hideto Shimura
  • Patent number: 11406255
    Abstract: A imaging system includes a camera, a display and a processor. The camera has color video acquisition capability, and is mounted to a distal end of an interventional instrument insertable within an object, the camera providing image frames for imaging vasculature of the object, each image frame including multiple pixels providing corresponding signals, respectively. The processor is programmed to receive the signals; amplify variations in at least one of color and motion of the signals corresponding to the multiple pixels; determine spatial phase variability, frequency and signal characteristics of at least some of the amplified signals corresponding to the multiple pixels, respectively; identify pixels indicative of abnormal vascularity based on the spatial phase variability, frequency and/or signal characteristics; create a vascular map corresponding to each, where each vascularity map includes a portion of the object having the abnormal vascularity; and operate the display to display each vascularity map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Christine Menking Swisher
  • Patent number: 11409093
    Abstract: An image processor includes an image generator configured to generate corresponding image data corresponding to first microscopic image data obtained under a first observation condition, based on second microscopic image data and third microscopic image data obtained under a second observation condition, and an image output unit configured to output the corresponding image data. The corresponding image data may be image data corresponding to a first focal plane from which the first microscopic image data are obtained, and wherein the second microscopic image data and the third microscopic image data may be image data on a second focal plane and a third focal plane, respectively, which are different from the first focal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro Sase, Yutaka Sasaki, Takaaki Okamoto, Yuki Terui, Kohki Konishi, Masafumi Mimura, Martin Berger, Petr Gazak, Miroslav Svoboda
  • Patent number: 11403862
    Abstract: Techniques for classifying a human cutaneous tissue specimen are presented. The techniques may include obtaining a computer readable image of the human tissue sample and preprocessing the image. The techniques may include applying a trained deep learning model to the image to label each of a plurality of image pixels with at least one probability representing a particular diagnosis, such that a labeled plurality of image pixels is obtained. The techniques can also include applying a trained discriminative classifier to contiguous regions of pixels defined at least in part by the labeled plurality of image pixels to obtain a specimen level diagnosis, where the specimen level diagnosis includes at least one of: basal cell carcinoma, dermal nevus, or seborrheic keratosis. The techniques can include outputting the specimen level diagnosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: PROSCIA INC.
    Inventors: Brian H. Jackson, Coleman C. Stavish
  • Patent number: 11394549
    Abstract: A system, method, and device for generating Pepper's Ghost artifices from two-dimensional sources including Augmented Reality (“AR”) or Virtual Reality (“VR”) environments such that the Pepper's Ghost artifices appear to be a natural addition to a three-dimensional virtual environment. By employing virtual Pepper's Ghost projections onto varying size and shaped screens in the virtual three-dimensional environment, a reduction in bandwidth and costs are realized particularly when displaying humanoid characters in an AR and/or VR environment. While the methods disclosed with the present invention could be of utility to any type of virtual environment, the benefits are particularly acute for dynamic VR environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: 8 BIT DEVELOPMENT INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Irwin, Jr., Eric M. Pilnock, Michael T. Day
  • Patent number: 11386286
    Abstract: Methods and systems disclosed herein may quantify a representation of a type of input an image analysis system should expect. The image analysis system may be trained on the type of input the image analysis system should expect using a first image stream. A first model of the type of input that the image analysis system should expect may be built from the first image stream. After the first model is built, a second image, or a second image stream, may be compared to the first model to determine a difference between the second image, or second image stream, and the first image stream. When the difference is greater than or equal to a threshold, a drift may be detected and steps may be taken to determine the cause of the drift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Keegan Hines, Christopher Bayan Bruss
  • Patent number: 11367190
    Abstract: The disclosure herein relates to systems, methods, and devices for medical image analysis, diagnosis, risk stratification, decision making and/or disease tracking. In some embodiments, the systems, devices, and methods described herein are configured to analyze non-invasive medical images of a subject to automatically and/or dynamically identify one or more features, such as plaque and vessels, and/or derive one or more quantified plaque parameters, such as radiodensity, radiodensity composition, volume, radiodensity heterogeneity, geometry, location, and/or the like. In some embodiments, the systems, devices, and methods described herein are further configured to generate one or more assessments of plaque-based diseases from raw medical images using one or more of the identified features and/or quantified parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: CLEERLY, INC.
    Inventors: James K. Min, James P. Earls, Hugo Miguel Rodrigues Marques, Ben Hootnick
  • Patent number: 11354820
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a location based on image data are provided. A method can include receiving, by a computing system, a query image depicting a surrounding environment of a vehicle. The query image can be input into a machine-learned image embedding model and a machine-learned feature extraction model to obtain a query embedding and a query feature representation, respectively. The method can include identifying a subset of candidate embeddings that have embeddings similar to the query embedding. The method can include obtaining a respective feature representation for each image associated with the subset of candidate embeddings. The method can include determining a set of relative displacements between each image associated with the subset of candidate embeddings and the query image and determining a localized state of a vehicle based at least in part on the set of relative displacements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Raquel Urtasun, Julieta Martinez Covarrubias, Shenlong Wang, Hongbo Fan
  • Patent number: 11348333
    Abstract: There is provided a parcel recognition device that recognizes a parcel based on an image including the parcel, the device including: a processor; and a memory, in which by cooperating with the memory, the processor recognizes a person in a recognition target space in the image, subtracts a space within a predetermined range including at least a part of the recognized person from the recognition target space, and recognizes the parcel by using a space obtained by the subtraction as a new recognition target space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaaki Idera, Takaaki Moriyama, Shohji Ohtsubo
  • Patent number: 11321840
    Abstract: The disclosure herein relates to systems, methods, and devices for medical image analysis, diagnosis, risk stratification, decision making and/or disease tracking. In some embodiments, the systems, devices, and methods described herein are configured to analyze non-invasive medical images of a subject to automatically and/or dynamically identify one or more features, such as plaque and vessels, and/or derive one or more quantified plaque parameters, such as radiodensity, radiodensity composition, volume, radiodensity heterogeneity, geometry, location, and/or the like. In some embodiments, the systems, devices, and methods described herein are further configured to generate one or more assessments of plaque-based diseases from raw medical images using one or more of the identified features and/or quantified parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: CLEERLY, INC.
    Inventors: James K. Min, James P. Earls, Hugo Miguel Rodrigues Marques
  • Patent number: 11315247
    Abstract: The disclosure herein relates to systems, methods, and devices for medical image analysis, diagnosis, risk stratification, decision making and/or disease tracking. In some embodiments, the systems, devices, and methods described herein are configured to analyze non-invasive medical images of a subject to automatically and/or dynamically identify one or more features, such as plaque and vessels, and/or derive one or more quantified plaque parameters, such as radiodensity, radiodensity composition, volume, radiodensity heterogeneity, geometry, location, and/or the like. In some embodiments, the systems, devices, and methods described herein are further configured to generate one or more assessments of plaque-based diseases from raw medical images using one or more of the identified features and/or quantified parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: CLEERLY, INC.
    Inventors: James K. Min, James P. Earls, Hugo Miguel Rodrigues Marques, Ben Hootnick
  • Patent number: 11314897
    Abstract: Implementations of the present specification disclose a data identification method, apparatus, device, and a computer-readable medium. A solution includes: obtaining a first data set, data samples in the first data set being at least a part of data of a to-be-identified field; obtaining a state transition matrix set generated based on statistics of data samples in a second data set, a data type of the data samples in the second data set being known; determining sample state transition probabilities corresponding to the data samples in the first data set based on the state transition matrix set; determining a ratio between a number of data samples in the first data set whose sample state transition probabilities are greater than a first threshold and a total number of the data samples in the first data set; and determining data corresponding to the to-be-identified field as being of a same data type as the data samples in the second data set in response to that the ratio is greater than a second threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Alipay (Hangzhou) Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiawei Liu, Desheng Wang, Peng Zhang, Qian Zhang, Xi Jia, Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 11308617
    Abstract: The disclosure herein relates to systems, methods, and devices for medical image analysis, diagnosis, risk stratification, decision making and/or disease tracking. In some embodiments, the systems, devices, and methods described herein are configured to analyze non-invasive medical images of a subject to automatically and/or dynamically identify one or more features, such as plaque and vessels, and/or derive one or more quantified plaque parameters, such as radiodensity, radiodensity composition, volume, radiodensity heterogeneity, geometry, location, and/or the like. In some embodiments, the systems, devices, and methods described herein are further configured to generate one or more assessments of plaque-based diseases from raw medical images using one or more of the identified features and/or quantified parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: CLEERLY, INC.
    Inventors: James K. Min, James P. Earls, Hugo Miguel Rodrigues Marques
  • Patent number: 11302001
    Abstract: The disclosure herein relates to systems, methods, and devices for medical image analysis, diagnosis, risk stratification, decision making and/or disease tracking. In some embodiments, the systems, devices, and methods described herein are configured to analyze non-invasive medical images of a subject to automatically and/or dynamically identify one or more features, such as plaque and vessels, and/or derive one or more quantified plaque parameters, such as radiodensity, radiodensity composition, volume, radiodensity heterogeneity, geometry, location, and/or the like. In some embodiments, the systems, devices, and methods described herein are further configured to generate one or more assessments of plaque-based diseases from raw medical images using one or more of the identified features and/or quantified parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Cleerly, Inc.
    Inventors: James K. Min, James P. Earls, Hugo Miguel Rodrigues Marques, Ben Hootnick