Patents Examined by Vu Le
  • Patent number: 10292678
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an intra-procedure image of a region of interest of an object. The intra-procedure image includes a representation of an instrument in the object. The method further includes identifying a location of the instrument in the object in the intra-procedure image. The method further includes combining the intra-procedure image with a pre-procedure image of the region of interest. The pre-procedure image includes a planned trajectory for the instrument from a surface of the object to a target in the object and segmented structure(s) to be avoided by the instrument during the procedure. The method further includes segmenting the same structure(s) in the intra-procedure image relative to the instrument using the segmented structure(s) in the pre-procedure image. The method further includes computing a risk of the instrument contacting the structure(s) along the trajectory with the identified location, the trajectory, and the segmented structure(s) in the intra-procedure image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: Ram Naidu, Jason Plante
  • Patent number: 10292672
    Abstract: A frequency decomposition unit performs frequency decomposition for a first radiographic image to acquire a plurality of band images. A scattered radiation removal unit calculates a scattered radiation component that is caused by a subject and is included in a second radiographic image which has a linear relationship with the amount of radiation, using the second radiographic image, and removes the scattered radiation component from the second radiographic image to acquire a scattered-radiation-removed radiographic image. A conversion function determination unit determines a conversion function for converting at least one of the band images according to the scattered radiation component included in the second radiographic image. A reconstruction unit converts the band image, using the conversion function, and generates a converted band image. The reconstruction unit reconstructs the scattered-radiation-removed radiographic image and the converted band image to acquire a processed radiographic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10297311
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide for determining a delay of a data signal with respect to a data strobe signal within a memory system comprising a memory controller and a memory module. In particular, some embodiments adjust a phase between a data signal and a data strobe signal such that a data eye of the data signal arrives at a receiver latch of a memory module can be centered on a transition of the data strobe signal. By centering the data eye of the data signal with the transition of the data strobe signal, various embodiments can ensure that the data strobe signal transition falls between the leading and trailing edges of the data eye, which in turn permits the memory module to obtain correct data from the memory controller during a write operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Yuan, Xiaobo Zhang, Yanjuan Zhan, Yuan Li
  • Patent number: 10293657
    Abstract: A system includes an external temperature sensor, an internal temperature sensor and an internal moisture sensor, along with an HVAC for blowing air into the vehicle. The system also includes an electronic control unit (ECU) coupled to the sensors and the HVAC. The ECU determines a difference between the inside air temperature and the ambient air temperature and sets a condensation indicator when the ambient air temperature is less than a first temperature threshold, the difference between the inside air temperature and the ambient air temperature is greater than a second temperature threshold, and the inside moisture level is greater than a moisture threshold. The ECU determines a condensation temperature at which additional condensation will accumulate on the window, determines the desired temperature for the air blown by the HVAC and controls the HVAC to blow air at the desired temperature when the condensation indicator is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Yuichi Ochiai, Katsumi Nagata, Akira Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10290345
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for writing data to a memory device are provided that do not change the precharge states for a bit line pair in a current write cycle if the current data bit is unchanged from the preceding write cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arun Babu Pallerla, Ritu Chaba
  • Patent number: 10282821
    Abstract: Processing and analyzing observational data is disclosed. A set of data comprising at least a first tile and second tile is received. A first determination is made, for a first pixel position, which tile has a pixel with the highest value for that first pixel position. A second determination is made, for a second pixel position, which tile has a pixel with the highest value for that second pixel position. A composite image is generated using data obtained from the respective tiles in accordance with the two determinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Descartes Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Warren, Ryan S. Keisler
  • Patent number: 10275680
    Abstract: Apparatus for analyzing brain MRI, is disclosed. The apparatus comprises an input for receiving a first and a second MRI scans at the beginning and end of a predetermined time interval post contrast administration; a subtraction map former for forming a subtraction map from said first and said second MRI scans by analyzing said scans to distinguish between two primary populations, a slow population, in which contrast clearance from the tissue is slower than contrast accumulation, and a fast population in which clearance is faster than accumulation; and an output to provide an indication of distribution of said two primary populations, wherein said predetermined time period is at least twenty minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: Tel HaShomer Medical Research Infrastructure and Services Ltd., Ramot at Tel-Aviv University Ltd.
    Inventors: Leor Zach, David Guez, David Last, Dianne Daniels, Yael Mardor
  • Patent number: 10276221
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a semiconductor storage device includes a plurality of memory chips, at least one of the memory chips including a first controller configured to be shifted to a wait state of generating a peak current, before generating the peak current in accordance with a command. The device further includes a control chip including a second controller configured to search a state of the first controller and control, based on a result of searching the state of the first controller, whether or not to issue a cancel instruction for the wait state to the first controller that has been shifted to the wait state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akio Sugahara, Yoshikazu Harada, Shoichiro Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10262745
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for reducing capacitive loading are described. One apparatus includes a first memory string including first and second dummy memory cells, a second memory string including third and fourth dummy memory cells, and a control unit configured to provide first and second control signals to activate the first and second dummy memory cells of the first memory string and to further deactivate at least one of the third and fourth dummy memory cell of the second memory string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Toru Tanzawa, Aaron Yip
  • Patent number: 10262748
    Abstract: A non-volatile memory and a program method thereof are provided. The program method of the non-volatile memory includes: setting a first incremental value, and providing a plurality of first pulses of incrementally increasing voltages in sequence according to the first incremental value for performing a programming operation on a plurality of non-volatile memory cells during a first time period; and setting a second incremental value, and providing a plurality of second pulses of incrementally increasing voltages in sequence according to the second incremental value for performing a programming operation on the non-volatile memory cells during a second time period which is after the first time period, wherein the first incremental value is smaller than the second incremental value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MACRONIX International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ya-Jui Lee, Atsuhiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10262233
    Abstract: The presence of possibility of occurrence of an excessive adaptation due to use of only learned training data is detected during a learning stage. The user is urged to add data and other information, thereby avoiding the excessive adaptation. For this purpose, the invention has: an inputting unit for inputting a learning image; a generating unit for generating a discrimination model used to decide whether or not a target is normal on the basis of the learning image; a deciding unit for deciding whether or not the number of input learning images is insufficient when the discrimination model is generated; and a notifying unit for notifying a message for urging the user to add the learning image when it is decided that the number of input learning images is insufficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masafumi Takimoto
  • Patent number: 10255957
    Abstract: A semiconductor integrated circuit including first semiconductor chip and second semiconductor chip that are vertically stacked, wherein the first semiconductor chip includes a first column data driving circuit configured to transmit internal data to the second semiconductor chip in a DDR (double data rate) scheme based on an internal strobe signal, and a first column strobe signal driving circuit configured to generate first column strobe signals that are source-synchronized with first column data transmitted to the second semiconductor chip by the first column data driving circuit, based on the internal strobe signal, and transmit the first column strobe signals to the second semiconductor chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Dong-Uk Lee, Young-Ju Kim, Keun-Soo Song
  • Patent number: 10255691
    Abstract: The invention discloses a method and a system of detecting and recognizing a vehicle logo based on Selective Search, the method comprising: positioning a vehicle plate on an original image of a vehicle to obtain a vehicle plate position; coarsely positioning a vehicle logo on the original image to obtain a coarse positioning image of the vehicle logo; selecting vehicle logo candidate areas in the coarse positioning image; performing target positioning in the vehicle logo candidate areas with the Selective Search to obtain a set of target regions; training a vehicle logo location classifier with Spatial Pyramid Matching based on Sparse Coding (ScSPM) to determine the vehicle logo from the set of target regions to obtain a vehicle logo position; and training a multi-class vehicle logo recognition classifier with the ScSPM to conduct a specific type-recognition for the vehicle logo to obtain a vehicle logo recognition result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY, Guangdong Fundway Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiying Li, Shuo Lv, Qianyin Jiang, Donghua Luo, Minxian Yuan, Zhi Yu
  • Patent number: 10255954
    Abstract: A memory device is provided. The memory device includes a first chip and a second chip. The first chip includes a first memory array, a first signal buffer and a plurality of first pads. The second chip includes a second memory array, a second signal buffer and a plurality of second pads. The second signal buffer is coupled to the first signal buffer by at least one connection wire, and the at least one connection wire passes through a scribe line between the first chip and the second chip. When the scribe line between the first chip and the second chip is not cut, signals are transmitted between the first signal buffer and the second signal buffer via the at least one connection wire, and the first memory array and the second memory array are commonly connected to the first pads and not connected to the second pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Winbond Electronics Corp.
    Inventor: Yuji Nakaoka
  • Patent number: 10255988
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes: a memory cell including a first cell that stores data, and a second cell that stores complementary data that is complementary to the data; a redundant memory cell including a third cell that stores margined complementary data in which a margin is added to the complementary data, and a fourth cell that stores margined data in which a margin is added to the data; and a controller that causes the data and the margined complementary data to be compared and a test of the first cell to be executed, and the complementary data and the margined data to be compared and a test of the second cell to be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuhei Kamano
  • Patent number: 10257406
    Abstract: An image processing system according to an embodiment includes a cart having a first processor and a camera mounted on the cart. The camera photographs an object and generates an image. The first processor corrects focus of the camera based on correction information to bring the camera into focus with the object to be photographed. A second processor: calculates a standard deviation and an entropy based on tone information of pixels in the image, calculates a ratio between the standard deviation and the entropy, compares the ratio and a reference value, determines the correction information based on the comparison result, and provides the correction information to the first processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norimasa Ariga, Kazuki Taira, So Ishika
  • Patent number: 10249362
    Abstract: A memory cell and processing array that has a plurality of memory are capable of performing logic functions, including an exclusive OR (XOR) or an exclusive NOR (XNOR) logic function. The memory cell may have a read port in which the digital data stored in the storage cell of the memory cell is isolated from the read bit line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: GSI Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee-Lean Shu, Eli Ehrman
  • Patent number: 10248726
    Abstract: Systems and methods search video data for objects that satisfy a general object description. A database is populated with identified objects and object characteristics detected in video data with at least one identifier that specifies video image data. At least one search parameter is received that presents a general object description. The database is queried based upon the received at least one search parameter. At least one identifier is returned from the database based upon the at least one search parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Verint Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Ostrovsky-Berman, Ran Gur, Nir Naor, Ran Wronsky, Michael Milman
  • Patent number: 10249376
    Abstract: A flash memory storage device including a memory cell array and a memory control circuit is provided. The memory cell array includes a plurality of memory blocks and a redundant memory block. The memory blocks are configured to store data. The memory control circuit is coupled to the memory cell array. The memory control circuit is configured to perform an erase operation to a current memory block of the memory blocks and record an erase retry count of the current memory block. The memory control circuit determines whether the erase retry count exceeds a threshold value. If the erase retry count exceeds the threshold value, the memory control circuit replaces the current memory block by the redundant memory block erased in advance during a time interval of the erase operation. In addition, an operating method of a flash memory storage device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Winbond Electronics Corp.
    Inventor: Jun-Lin Yeh
  • Patent number: 10249355
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for providing active and inactive clock signals to a command path circuit are described. An example method includes providing an active clock signal to a command path for a first portion of a command cycle for a command of back-to-back commands. The command path decodes the command and provides an output command signal responsive to the clock signal. The method further includes providing an inactive clock signal to the command path for a second portion of the command cycle for the command of the back-to-back commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Kallol Mazumder