Patents Examined by Viet Q. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10713463
    Abstract: A display method of user interface and an electronic apparatus using the same are provided. The display method of user interface is applied to fingerprint registration, and includes: sensing an object and obtaining a swiping image of the object; analyzing the swiping image to obtain a plurality of feature points of the swiping image; generating a pre-registration dataset according to the feature points, and analyzing the pre-registration dataset to obtain an image adjusting parameter; and displaying a user interface, and adjusting a range of a filled region of a reference image on the user interface according to the image adjusting parameter. Therefore, the user learns a real-time information of fingerprint registration progress when the user performs fingerprint registration in a swiping manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Egis Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Yuan-Lin Chiang, Jun-Chao Lu, Hsien-Jen Hsu
  • Patent number: 10714200
    Abstract: A method for programming an electrically programmable fuse is disclosed. As conductive medium of the electrically programmable fuse exhibits different physical changes under different conditions, the conductive medium is changed from an initial physical state to a first physical state by using a first programming condition to program the electrically programmable fuse from a low resistance state to a medium resistance state, and the conductive medium is changed from the initial physical state or the first physical state to a second physical state by using a second programming condition to program the electrically programmable fuse from the low resistance state or the medium resistance state to a high resistance state. Transitions of three information storage states are achieved through two different programming conditions, so that the information storage density and chip area utilization rate of an electrically programmable fuse device can be significantly improved, and chip size reduction is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN XINXIN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuilong Yu, Kun Han
  • Patent number: 10714182
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device comprises a memory string that includes a plurality of memory cells electrically connected in series, the memory cells including first to fourth memory cells, first to fourth word lines that are electrically connected to gates of the first to fourth memory cells, respectively, a voltage generation circuit configured to generate a first voltage, a first circuit configured to output the first voltage to one of first and second wires, a second circuit configured to connect the first and second wires to the first and second word lines, respectively, and a third circuit configured to connect the first and second wires to the third and fourth word lines, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sanad Bushnaq
  • Patent number: 10714185
    Abstract: A counter can have a number of sensing components. Each respective sensing component can be configured to sense a respective event and can include a respective first capacitor configured to be selectively coupled to a second capacitor in response to the respective sensing component sensing the respective event. The second capacitor can be configured to be charged to a voltage by each respective first capacitor that is selectively coupled to the second capacitor. The counter can have a comparator with a first input coupled to the second capacitor and a second input coupled to a reference voltage corresponding to a threshold quantity of events. The comparator can be configured to output a signal indicative of the threshold quantity of events being sensed in response to the voltage of the second capacitor being greater than or equal to the reference voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Sforzin, Umberto Di Vincenzo
  • Patent number: 10714187
    Abstract: A memory control device includes a memory and a controller. The memory includes a plurality of memory blocks. The controller is coupled to the memory and configured to select a first memory block from the memory blocks and program data into the first memory block. When the memory control device is deactivated and re-activated, the controller is further configured to read a voltage distribution of the first memory block to determine a deactivation interval, and determine a reference time according to the deactivation interval and an initial time, and the voltage distribution of the first memory block correspond to the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: RAYMX MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Yi-Lin Hsieh, Jing-Long Xiao, Cheng-Yu Chen, Wang-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10713476
    Abstract: The present invention provides for high throughput passenger identification in portal security. A method for high throughput passenger identification includes receiving in memory of a host computing system from an image acquisition device a contemporaneously acquired image of a group of individuals approaching a portal passageway and identifying a set of faces of the group. The method yet further includes querying a database of faces with each identified face in the set and for each face assigning a confidence value of having matched the face to a record of a known person in the database. Finally, the method includes visually decorating each face in the contemporaneously acquired image with an initial visual characteristic on condition that a correspondingly assigned confidence value falls short of a threshold, but otherwise with a different visual characteristic, and displaying the contemporaneously acquired image in a display of the host computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard Fain, Jay Schneider, Joey Hasty, David Smith, Joshua T. Nakaya, Laura Barnes
  • Patent number: 10706529
    Abstract: Digital image processing device and method for holistic evaluation of subtle irregularities in a digital image by using the scale space technique to identify irregularities of interest and by calculating a total irregularity score using a function of intensity, scale and optionally location of the identified irregularities of interest. Specifically, the digital image represents a liquid mixture formed by mixing two or more liquid compositions of different ingredients, colors, viscosities, and/or solubility; the subtle irregularities represent non-homogenous mixing spots or regions in such liquid mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Fabio Zonfrilli, Qi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10706911
    Abstract: A sense amplifier includes a first sense amplification circuit electrically connected between a bit line, to which a multi-bit memory cell is also connected, and a complementary bit line. The first sense amplification circuit is configured to sense a least significant bit (LSB) of 2-bit data in the memory cell and latch the LSB in a first sensing bit line pair. A second sense amplification circuit is provided, which is configured to sense a most significant bit (MSB) of the 2-bit data and latch the MSB in a second sensing bit line pair. A switching circuit is provided, which is configured to selectively connect between bit lines of the first sensing bit line pair and bit lines of the second sensing bit line pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Hun Seo, Kyung-Ryun Kim
  • Patent number: 10706586
    Abstract: A motor vehicle vision system (10) including a stereo imaging system (11) and a data processing device (14) establishing an object detector (15) to detect an object and a tracker (16). The data processing device (14) calculates a size related value and a disparity related value for the object. An analysis section (20) performs an analysis on a group of at least five data points corresponding to different times, each data point includes a size related value and a disparity related value. The analysis uses predetermined regression function having at least one variable, and yields a best value for each variable corresponding to a best match of the regression function to the data points. The analysis section (20) calculates from a best value a systematic error in the disparity related values and/or in the size related values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: VEONEER SWEDEN AB
    Inventor: Leif Lindgren
  • Patent number: 10700273
    Abstract: In a first aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a nonvolatile memory device comprising: two electrodes; and a protein switching layer interposed between the two electrodes and including an amino acid, wherein then a voltage is applied to one of the electrodes, the amino acid chelates with an active electrode material to form a conductive filament, wherein the formation of the conductive filament allows a resistance state of the device to vary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Sungjoo Lee, Woo-Seok Choe, Sung Kyu Jang
  • Patent number: 10699781
    Abstract: A memory cell array is configured to have a plurality of memory cells arranged in a matrix, each of the memory cells being connected to a word line and a bit line and being capable of storing n values (n is a natural number equal to or larger than 3). A control circuit controls the potentials of the word line and bit line according to input data and writes data into a memory cell. The control circuit writes data into the memory cell to a k-valued threshold voltage (k?n) in a write operation, precharges the bit line once, and then changes the potential of the word line an i number of times to verify whether the memory cell has reached an i-valued (i?k) threshold voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noboru Shibata, Tomoharu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10699101
    Abstract: A system for detecting a person being interested in a target includes a camera configured to capture an image of a location in front of a target area, a memory configured to store instructions and position information with respect to the target area, and a processor that executes the instructions to perform operations including receiving the image from the camera, detecting a face of person within the image, detecting a face direction in accordance with the detected face, and determining whether the person looks at the target area in accordance with the detected face direction and the stored position information with respect to the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Thilmee Malinda Baduge
  • Patent number: 10699758
    Abstract: A semiconductor system includes a second semiconductor device. The second semiconductor device configured to receive an external clock, first and second code signals, and input and output data. The second semiconductor device configured to adjust a delay amount depending on a combination of the first and second code signals, generate an internal clock by delaying the external clock according to the adjusted delay amount, and input and output data in synchronization with the internal clock. The second semiconductor device is adjusted in a driving force for driving the internal clock, depending on a voltage level of a node included in a path through which the internal clock is delayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Kwan Dong Kim
  • Patent number: 10699435
    Abstract: A vehicular positioning system utilizing multiple optical cameras having contiguous fields of view for reading coded markers having pre-determined positions for determining the position of vehicle inside a structure with a high degree of accuracy. The vehicle positioning system provides for the direct installation and use of a positioning apparatus on a vehicle with a limited number of coded markers to determine the vehicle's position to within millimeter level accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitry Vitalievich Tatarnikov, Leonid Valerianovich Edelman, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Pimenov, Michail Nikolaevich Smirnov, Nikolay Aleksandrovich Penkrat
  • Patent number: 10699358
    Abstract: A hidden information detector for image files extracts N least significant bits from each of a first set of pixels of an image file, wherein N is an integer greater than or equal to 1. The detector then applies a mask to each of the extracted N least significant bits to form a second set of pixel values and determines a first probability as to whether the second set of pixels encodes a hidden image. Responsive to the first probability exceeding a first threshold, the detector determines a second probability as to whether the second set of pixels matches an image encoded in the first set of pixels. Responsive to a determination that the second probability is less than a second threshold, the detector performs a non-image classifier on the second set of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MCAFEE, LLC
    Inventors: German Lancioni, Sherin M. Mathews
  • Patent number: 10690763
    Abstract: One or more sensors are configured for detection of characteristics of moving objects and living subjects for human identification or authentication. One or more processors, such as in a system of sensors or that control a sensor, may be configured to process signals from the one or more sensors to identify a person. The processing may include evaluating features from the signals such as breathing rate, respiration depth, degree of movement and heart rate etc. The sensors may be radio frequency non-contact sensors with automated detection control to change detection control parameters based on the identification of living beings, such as to avoid sensor interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Sensor Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Redmond Shouldice, Emer Doheny, Alberto Zaffaroni
  • Patent number: 10691909
    Abstract: A user authentication method using a fingerprint image, the user authentication method includes receiving at least a portion of a fingerprint image of a user; actuating a processor to divide the fingerprint image into a plurality of first sub-blocks; generate a set of input codes by encoding the first sub-blocks based on a coded model; measure a similarity between the set of the input codes and a set of registered codes included in a pre-registered binary codebook; and authenticate the user based on the similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Namjoon Kim, Kyuhong Kim, Chang Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 10692348
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for monitoring persons in the water, comprising: a carrier apparatus for fastening to a person; a monitoring apparatus held by the carrier apparatus and which has a sensor apparatus and a processor apparatus, wherein the sensor apparatus is connected to the processor apparatus; and a signaling apparatus held by the carrier apparatus and which is connected to the monitoring apparatus, wherein the signaling apparatus has a floatation body and the signaling apparatus is provided for detaching from the carrier apparatus upon a signal of the processor apparatus and rising to the water surface. The invention further relates to a system for monitoring persons in the water, comprising a device for monitoring persons in the water and a base station. The invention further relates to a method and use of the device to protect persons from dangers resulting from a lack of oxygen and drowning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Bluearc Finance AG
    Inventor: Heinz Ruchti
  • Patent number: 10685452
    Abstract: The invention relates to a registration apparatus (14) for registering images comprising a unit (11) for providing a first and a second image of an object, such that an image element of the first image at a respective position has been reconstructed by multiplying projection data values of rays traversing the image element with weights and by backprojecting the weighted projection data values, a unit (12) for providing a confidence map comprising for different positions in the first image confidence values being indicative of a likelihood that an image feature is caused by a structure of the object, the confidence value being calculated as a sum of a function, which depends on the respective weight, over the rays traversing the respective image element, and a unit (13) for determining a transformation for registering the first and second image to each other under consideration of the confidence map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Rolf Dieter Bippus, Sven Kabus, Michael Grass
  • Patent number: 10685695
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a memory cell region including memory cells arranged along channel holes, the channel holes being provided on a substrate to extend in a direction perpendicular to an upper surface of the substrate, and a peripheral circuit region disposed outside of the memory cell region and including low voltage transistors and high voltage transistors. The low voltage transistors include first transistors including a first gate dielectric layer and a first gate electrode layer including a metal, and the high voltage transistors include second transistors including a second gate dielectric layer having a dielectric constant lower than a dielectric constant of the first gate dielectric layer, and a second gate electrode layer including polysilicon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Hoon Jeon, Yong Seok Kim, Jun Hee Lim