Patents Examined by Tuan H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10896334
    Abstract: A method is provided for prediction of a physical divider on a road. The method comprises retrieving vehicular sensor data, map data, or a combination thereof captured over a predefined period of time for at least one segment of the road. The method further comprises aggregating the respective vehicular sensor data, map data, or the combination thereof for the at least one segment of the road to generate one or more aggregated values. The method further comprises generating output data corresponding to presence of the physical divider in the at least one segment of the road by a machine learning model based on the one or more aggregated values as an input to the machine learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Amarnath Nayak, Leon Stenneth, Alex Averbuch
  • Patent number: 10896499
    Abstract: An image processing system, an image processing device and an image processing program facilitating setting of illumination condition are provided. A control device controls a light emission portion in a manner that each of plural types of partial regions set on a light emission surface emits light, and controls a camera to image an object in synchronization with light emission of each of the plural types of partial regions. The control device outputs reflection profile information, which is generated based on input images generated in each partial region emitting light, and the reflection profile information shows relationships between positions within the light emission surface and degrees of light reflected at attention sites of the object and incident to the camera with respect to light irradiated from the positions to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Yutaka Kato
  • Patent number: 10896504
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to acquire medical image data. The processing circuitry is configured to obtain spatial distribution of likelihood values representing a likelihood of corresponding to a textual pattern in a predetermined region of a medical image for each of a plurality of textual patterns based on the medical image data. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate feature values in the predetermined region of the medical image based on the spatial distribution obtained for the each of the plurality of textual patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Yaguchi, Tomoya Okazaki, Yasunori Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10891845
    Abstract: A mouth and nose occluded detecting method includes a detecting step and a warning step. The detecting step includes a facial detecting step, an image extracting step and an occluded determining step. In the facial detecting step, an image is captured by an image capturing device, wherein a facial portion image is obtained from the image. In the image extracting step, a mouth portion is extracted from the facial portion image so as to obtain a mouth portion image. In the occluded determining step, the mouth portion image is entered into an occluding convolutional neural network so as to produce a determining result, wherein the determining result is an occluding state or a normal state. In the warning step, a warning is provided according to the determining result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL YUNLIN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Chuan-Yu Chang, Fu-Jen Tsai
  • Patent number: 10891466
    Abstract: Disclosed is a face verification method and apparatus. The method including analyzing a current frame of a verification image, determining a current frame state score of the verification image indicating whether the current frame is in a state predetermined as being appropriate for verification, determining whether the current frame state score satisfies a predetermined validity condition, and selectively, based on a result of the determining of whether the current frame state score satisfies the predetermined validity condition, extracting a feature from the current frame and performing verification by comparing a determined similarity between the extracted feature and a registered feature to a set verification threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Changyong Son, Wonsuk Chang, Deoksang Kim, Dae-Kyu Shin, Byungin Yoo, Seungju Han, Jaejoon Han, Jinwoo Son, Chang Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 10885610
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an image capture unit having a first image capture region that performs image capture under first image capture conditions, and a second image capture region that performs image capture under second image capture conditions that are different from the first image capture conditions; and a generation unit that generates an image of a photographic subject captured in the first image capture region according to image data for a photographic subject captured in the second image capture region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kanbara, Takashi Shionoya, Naoki Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10885348
    Abstract: An information processing device according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: an acquisition unit that acquires a captured image; and an output unit that outputs a detection result of a subject detection process based on an image feature, which is for a region where subject detection based on an image feature of the captured image is performed, and a detection result of a subject detection process based on a factor other than an image feature, which is for a region other than the region where the subject detection based on the image feature of the captured image is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazunari Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10878996
    Abstract: Power and/or data are transmitted through variable magnetic fields between a first transceiver coil on a transceiver apparatus and a second transceiver coil in an inductor integrated into a multilevel wiring structure on a semiconductor integrated circuit chip. The first transceiver apparatus generates magnetic fields and can transmit data by varying a characteristic of the magnetic fields. The second transceiver coil receives the power from and/or detects data in the magnetic fields from the first transceiver apparatus. The inductor can include a ferromagnetic core that concentrates magnetic flux to improve data or power transmission efficiency to miniaturize the second transceiver coil while maintaining adequate inductive coupling between the coils. The second transceiver coil can transmit data by varying the impedance of the inductor and/or the integrated circuit. The semiconductor integrated circuit chip can be coupled to an object and the second transceiver coil can transmit data relating to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Ferric Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lekas, Noah Sturcken
  • Patent number: 10868996
    Abstract: In one embodiment there is provided a protective case for an electronic device. The case has a substantially transparent planar back surface. The substantially transparent planar back surface is made from a compostable biopolymer material configured to form a rigid back surface and wherein the substantially transparent planar back surface has a terminal outer periphery edge. An outer bumper formed into a continuous side wall extends transversely from the planar back surface. The continuous side wall has an inwardly extending edge such that the outer bumper is configured to form fit around an electronic device. The outer bumper is made from a compostable biopolymer material configured to form into the outer bumper that is softer then the rigid back surface, and wherein the outer periphery edge of the transparent planar back surface is over-molded into the outer bumper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy Lang, Raymond Leung
  • Patent number: 10861172
    Abstract: Described herein are sensing methods, sensor systems, and non-transitory, computer-readable, storage media having programs for long-duration, continuous monitoring of flying objects during the day or the night and regardless of weather conditions. The methods and systems are computationally efficient and can provide compact, three-dimensional representations of motion from the observed object. A 3D track of the flying object can be generated from a point-matched pair of stereo composite motion track images and not directly from the videos, wherein each composite motion track image is based on a composite of a plurality of video frames composited in part according to video frame numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventor: Shari Matzner
  • Patent number: 10861137
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a resolving unit configured to resolve input image data into image data for each frequency band, an acquisition unit configured to acquire skewness corresponding to the resolved image data resolved by the resolving unit, wherein the skewness is acquired from a histogram corresponding to each of the resolved image data, and an adjustment unit configured to determine image data to be processed, out of the resolved image data based on the acquired skewness acquired and perform gain adjustment on the determined image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Reiji Misawa
  • Patent number: 10853928
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to fusion processing between two images captured with two different exposure times to generate a fused image with a higher dynamic range. An unscaled single color version of a first image is blended with another unscaled single color version of a second image to generate an unscaled single color version of the fused image. A downscaled multi-color version of the first image is blended with a downscaled multi-color version of the second image to generate a downscaled multi-color version of the fused image of a plurality of downscaled versions of the fused image. A first downscaled multi-color version of the fused image is generated by upscaling and accumulating the plurality of downscaled versions of the fused image. The first downscaled multi-color version of the fused image has a pixel resolution lower than a pixel resolution of the unscaled single color version of the fused image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Maxim Smirnov, Elena Lamburn
  • Patent number: 10856238
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to selective multichannel amplification in a distributed communication system. In this regard, a remote antenna unit (RAU) in the distributed communication system receives downlink digital signals associated with downlink channels having respective downlink channel bandwidths. The RAU digitally scales the downlink digital signals based on respective digital scaling factors to generate scaled downlink digital signals having a substantially equal channel power density in the downlink channels. By digitally scaling the downlink digital signals to provide the substantially equal channel power density in the downlink channels, it is possible to provide substantially uniform radio frequency (RF) coverage range across the downlink channels, thus helping to improve overall RF coverage and user experience in a coverage area of the distributed communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventor: Moshe Daniel
  • Patent number: 10848947
    Abstract: Systems, methods, software and apparatus enable low energy communication of audio data between an end user device and an associated intermediate communication device. Audio data is transmitted between the end user source device and associated intermediate communication device by cyclical updating and low energy transmission of data values as audio data packet fragments representing the audio data, which are assembled into audio data packets by the associated intermediate communication device. Packaged audio data is transmitted from one intermediate communication device to another intermediate communication device that is associated with an end user sink device. The end user sink device's associated intermediate communication device unpacks and transmits audio data packet fragments to the end user sink device by cyclical updating of and low energy transmission of data values as audio data packet fragments representing the audio data that are converted into acoustic signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Orion Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Albrecht, Andy Isaacson, Ellen Juhlin
  • Patent number: 10839529
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including an information acquisition unit that acquires information regarding a camera, an estimation unit that estimates an object of interest during shooting, in an image captured by the camera, based on the information regarding the camera, an area dividing unit that divides the image into a plurality of divided areas, using each of a plurality of types of dividing methods, and a motion vector detection unit that detects a motion vector in the plurality of divided areas regarding each of the plurality of types of dividing methods. The area dividing unit changes at least one of a size of a divided area and a number of division in each of the plurality of types of dividing methods for dividing the image, according to an object of interest estimated by the estimation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yu Narita
  • Patent number: 10839556
    Abstract: A method for estimating a camera pose includes recognizing a three-dimensional (3D) map representing a physical environment, the 3D map including 3D map features defined as 3D points. An obfuscated image representation is received, the representation derived from an original unobfuscated image of the physical environment captured by a camera. The representation includes a plurality of obfuscated features, each including (i) a two-dimensional (2D) line that passes through a 2D point in the original unobfuscated image at which an image feature was detected, and (ii) a feature descriptor that describes the image feature associated with the 2D point that the 2D line of the obfuscated feature passes through. Correspondences are determined between the obfuscated features and the 3D map features of the 3D map of the physical environment. Based on the determined correspondences, a six degree of freedom pose of the camera in the physical environment is estimated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sudipta Narayan Sinha, Marc Andre Leon Pollefeys, Sing Bing Kang, Pablo Alejandro Speciale
  • Patent number: 10832085
    Abstract: Methods and systems for image binarization using mean restrain are disclosed. A method includes: obtaining, by a computing device, a grayscale image; generating, by the computing device, a histogram from the grayscale image; determining, by the computing device, a foreground mean value and a background mean value for each pixel value in the histogram; determining, by the computing device, a binarization threshold using the foreground mean values and the background mean values; and generating, by the computing device, a binarized image using the grayscale image and the binarization threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bin Gu, Xiao Chao Yan, Chongming Wang, Jian Bing Chen, Min Xu
  • Patent number: 10825135
    Abstract: In a method for determining a transition between two display images, a two-dimensional initial image is mapped by first and second mapping functions respectively onto first and second mapped images, and the first and second mapped images are mapped respectively onto a first display image. The initial image is mapped by an interpolating mapping function onto an interpolating mapped image in the model space, wherein the interpolating mapped image is determined by interpolation of the first and second mapped images as a function of an interpolation parameter. The initial image, mapped by the interpolating mapping function onto the interpolating mapped image, is mapped onto an interpolating display image which transitions from the first display image to the second display image through variation of the interpolation parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventor: Georg Arbeiter
  • Patent number: RE48290
    Abstract: A thin film transistor array panel includes a substrate, a light blocking film disposed on the substrate, a buffer layer covering the light blocking film, and a channel region disposed on the buffer layer. A source region and a drain region are disposed in the same layer as the channel region. A gate insulating layer is disposed on the channel region, and a gate electrode overlaps the channel region, with the gate insulating layer interposed between the gate electrode and the channel region. A passivation layer is disposed on the gate electrode, the source region, the drain region, and the buffer layer. A source electrode and a drain electrode are disposed on the passivation layer, wherein the channel region, the source region, and the drain region comprise an oxide semiconductor, and wherein a carrier concentration of the source region and the drain region is larger than in the channel region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Je Hun Lee, Jun Ho Song, Yun Jong Yeo, Hwa Dong Jung
  • Patent number: RE48380
    Abstract: A power metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) includes a substrate, a drift layer over the substrate, and a spreading layer over the drift layer. The spreading layer includes a pair of junction implants separated by a junction gate field effect (JFET) region. A gate oxide layer is on top of the spreading layer. The gate contact is on top of the gate oxide layer. Each one of the source contacts are on a portion of the spreading layer separate from the gate oxide layer and the gate contact. The drain contact is on the surface of the substrate opposite the drift layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Vipindas Pala, Anant Kumar Agarwal, Lin Cheng, Daniel Jenner Lichtenwalner, John Williams Palmour