Patents Examined by Tuan H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10970589
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for processing images using an image processing neural network system. One of the system includes a shared encoder neural network implemented by one or more computers, wherein the shared encoder neural network is configured to: receive an input image from a target domain; and process the input image to generate a shared feature representation of features of the input image that are shared between images from the target domain and images from a source domain different from the target domain; and a classifier neural network implemented by the one or more computers, wherein the classifier neural network is configured to: receive the shared feature representation; and process the shared feature representation to generate a network output for the input image that characterizes the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Konstantinos Bousmalis, Nathan Silberman, Dilip Krishnan, George Trigeorgis, Dumitru Erhan
  • Patent number: 10965336
    Abstract: An apparatus that facilitates one-handed use of a mobile device has a finger brace configured to brace a user's finger on each of two opposed sides of the point where it is coupled to a flexible member. The flexible member extends through a hole in the back portion of the mobile device's case and is anchored to an interior surface of the back portion of the case. The flexible member's length is such that two fingers of the user's hand can press against the finger brace to brace the mobile device when the two fingers are between the finger brace and the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Allen Hirsch
  • Patent number: 10957017
    Abstract: A method including receiving a first image file in a network server is provided. The method also includes selecting multiple criteria in a test ensemble for the first image file and evaluating a synthetic value for the first image file according to the test ensemble. The method includes storing the first image file and the synthetic value for the first image file in a database, and providing for display the first image file and the synthetic value for the first image file in response to a search query from a user. A system and a non-transitory, computer-readable medium storing instructions to perform the above method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Shutterstock, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Michael Minor
  • Patent number: 10956799
    Abstract: The proposal relates to a complete system of long-range, high-density visual markers (marker design and detection method). In the design, a conventional location system for the long-range markers is used. The proposal therefore focuses on a system for coding information, which in this case is a colour-based code having four states, duplicating the code density with respect to conventional black-and-white systems. Moreover, the detection method requires very few computational resources, making it very efficient and especially suitable for mobile devices. To a great extent, the success of the technique lies in the methods proposed for the treatment of the colour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Universidad de Alicante
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Saez Martínez, Francisco Escolano Ruiz, Miguel Ángel Lozano Ortega, Javier Pita Lozano
  • Patent number: 10959190
    Abstract: A method for dynamic allocation of communication resources includes (1) determining a risk-return characterization of a plurality of communication resource allocations across a plurality of communication channels in a communication system, (2) selecting a first allocation of the plurality of communication resource allocations from the risk-return characterization according to at least one predetermined criterium, and (3) automatically allocating communication resources among the plurality of communication channels according to the first allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: CABLE TELEVISION LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Sandholm, Bernardo Huberman, Lin Cheng
  • Patent number: 10944523
    Abstract: Uplink carrier aggregation architecture. In some embodiments, an uplink (UL) carrier aggregation (CA) architecture may include a first antenna port and a second antenna port. The UL CA architecture may also include a first radio-frequency (RF) circuit configured to route a first transmit (TX) signal and a first receive (RX) signal to and from the first antenna port, respectively, the first RF circuit further configured to route a second RX signal from the first antenna port. The UL CA architecture may further include a second RF circuit configured to route a second TX signal to the second antenna port to provide UL CA capability between the first and second TX signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David Richard Pehlke, John Chi-Shuen Leung
  • Patent number: 10944884
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an imaging unit that divides an object to be imaged into multiple areas, and captures multiple divided images; a correcting unit that corrects the multiple divided images captured by the imaging unit; and a generating unit that generates one composite image by compositing the multiple divided images after being corrected by the correcting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinya Miyamori
  • Patent number: 10937175
    Abstract: The method for assisting a person in operating in a dynamic environment may form part of a mobility assistance system. The method comprises a step of acquiring sensor data comprising a time sequence of at least two consecutive images of the dynamic environment from at least one sensor, for example a camera. Optical flows are calculated based on the at least two consecutive images. Feature scores associated to spatial positions for selected regions in an image space are determined in order to generate a feature score field. An output signal including directional stimulus information is generated based on the generated feature score field, wherein the directional stimulus information comprises information on relative spatial relations between the selected regions. The generated output signal is provided to at least one actuator, which signals the directional stimulus information to the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA RESEARCH INSTITUTE EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Matti Kruger, Heiko Wersing, Julian Eggert
  • Patent number: 10938431
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a cover configured to couple with a wireless earbud, and a conductive element positioned in the cover. The conductive element may be configured to parasitically couple with an antenna of the wireless earbud when the antenna is energized. the conductive element may be configured to direct radio frequency energy away from a user of the wireless earbud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Penumbra Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan McCaughey, Kevin Wolentarski
  • Patent number: 10930064
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a method for generating a three dimensional (3D) volume including a treatment target including receiving a plurality of two dimensional (2D) input images of a patient, determining a metal artifact in each of the plurality of 2D input images, removing the metal artifacts from the plurality of 2D input images based on the determination of the metal artifact, and replacing metal artifacts with alternative pixel data to generate a plurality of filtered 2D images. A 3D volume is generated from the plurality of filtered 2D images. The plurality of 2D input images including a treatment target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Guy Alexandroni, Ron Barak, Ariel Birenbaum, Nicolas J. Merlet
  • Patent number: 10922531
    Abstract: A face recognition method is disclosed. First, an input image is received. After the input image is received, face recognition is performed on the input image by using a first CNN model to generate at least one first ROI, where each first ROI includes a suspicious image, and a proportion value of a pixel value of the suspicious image in a pixel value of the first ROI is greater than a proportion value of the pixel value of the suspicious image in a pixel value of the input image. Then, face recognition is performed on each first ROI by using a second CNN model to generate at least one second ROI, where the quantity of convolution operation layers of the second CNN model is less than the quantity of convolution operation layers of the first CNN model. Finally, a mark is displayed in the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Po-Sen Chen
  • Patent number: 10922543
    Abstract: A method for co-registering terrain data and image data includes receiving terrain data and image data. The method also includes determining a position of a light source based upon the image data. The method also includes creating a hillshade representation of the terrain data based upon the terrain data and the position of the light source. The method also includes identifying a portion of the hillshade representation and a portion of the image data that correspond to one another. The method also includes comparing the portion of the hillshade representation and the portion of the image data. The method also includes determining a vector control between the portion of the hillshade representation and the portion of the image data based upon the comparison. The method also includes applying the vector control to the image data to produce updated image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Robert J. Klein
  • Patent number: 10916006
    Abstract: A recognition method of pattern feature is provided, where a recognition result thereof is applied to optical proximity correction, the method includes: providing a plurality of reference images with a reference pattern feature; recognizing and classifying the reference images by an image recognition device, and storing the recognition result; comparing the image with the actual pattern feature with the stored recognition result by the image recognition device to recognize and classify the image with the actual pattern feature; and calculating an angle feature value and/or a distance feature value of the actual pattern feature by the image recognition device according to a classification result to obtain the recognition result of the pattern feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Winbond Electronics Corp.
    Inventors: Ching-Ya Huang, Tso-Hua Hung
  • Patent number: 10905498
    Abstract: A method and system implementing a method for detecting a catheter in fluoroscopic data and updating a displayed electromagnetic position of the catheter on a 3D rendering is provided including navigating a catheter to a target area and acquiring fluoroscopic data from a fluoroscopic sweep of the target area. An initial catheter detection is performed to detect catheter tip candidates in each 2D frame of the fluoroscopic data using a shallow neural network. A secondary catheter detection is performed to detect catheter tip candidates in each 2D frame of the fluoroscopic data using a deep neural network. False-positive catheter tip candidates are removed by reconstructing a 3D position of the catheter tip and finding an intersecting point of rays corresponding to each 2D frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Ariel Birenbaum, Ron Barak, Oren P. Weingarten
  • Patent number: 10909713
    Abstract: A location, dimension, and height of an object can be determined and measured using shadows. The object is located on a surface and an array of lights is mounted over the surface and shines on the object. The surface can be switchable between a translucent state and a transparent state. A colored shadow occurs based on the color of the light that shines on the object, where red, green, and blue are the typical colors used to provide shadows. A camera that is located below the surface captures an image of the shadows. The camera can be a color camera or a monochrome camera. The image is processed using thresholding to segment the different types of shadows that can occur. With the shadows, calculations can be made to determine the location, dimension, and height of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DATALOGIC USA, INC.
    Inventor: Alexander M. McQueen
  • Patent number: 10902590
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for recognizing pathological images captured by alternate image capturing devices. In embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes: obtaining, by a computing device, a classifier generated based on a plurality of standardized training pathology images associated with a known classification and generated by a first type of device; receiving, by the computing device, an alternate pathology image captured by a second type of device; standardizing, by the computing device, the alternate pathology image; determining, by the computing device, a classification of the alternate pathology image based on applying the generated classifier; and outputting, by the computing device, information regarding the determined classification to aid in diagnosis of a medical condition represented by the alternate pathology image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Takeuchi, Yoshinori Kabeya, Hiroki Nakano, Issei Ozawa, Sho Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 10902657
    Abstract: In implementations of jointly editing related objects in a digital image, an image editing application segments a first object in a digital image, and an additional object corresponding to the first object, such a shadow cast by the first object, a reflection of the first object, or an object of a same object class as the first object. Respective stick diagrams for the first object and the additional object are generated, and a mapping of the first object to the additional object is generated based on the stick diagrams. Based on a user request to edit the first object, such as to warp the first object, the first object and the additional object are jointly edited based on the mapping. Accordingly, realistic digital images are efficiently generated that maintain correspondence between related objects, without requiring a user to edit each object individually, thus saving time and resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Tagra, Sachin Soni, Prasenjit Mondal, Ajay Jain
  • Patent number: 10902541
    Abstract: A digital image can be watermarked by a computer-implemented method. An image analysis process can be performed on the digital image to identify an area of the digital image containing at least one predetermined object. Watermark information representative of content of the identified area can be generated, and a digital watermark containing the generated watermark information can be subsequently watermarked/overlaid onto the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Lees, Aaron T. R. Gashi, Aaron Collins, Samuel Hawker
  • Patent number: RE48409
    Abstract: Quantum dot polymer composites for on-chip light emitting diode applications are described. In an example, a composite for on-chip light emitting diode application includes a polymer matrix, a plurality of quantum dots dispersed in the polymer matrix, and a base dispersed in the polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Kari N. Haley, Benjamin Daniel Mangum, Weiwen Zhao, Nathan Evan Stott, Juanita N. Kurtin
  • Patent number: RE48431
    Abstract: A method of performing a read operation on nonvolatile memory device comprises receiving a read command, receiving addresses, detecting a transition of a read enable signal, generating a strobe signal based on the transition of the read enable signal, reading data corresponding to the received addresses, and outputting the read data after the strobe signal is toggled a predetermined number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chul Bum Kim, Hyung Gon Kim, Chul Ho Lee, Hong Seok Chang