Patents Examined by Vu Le
  • Patent number: 11183235
    Abstract: A non-volatile semiconductor memory device includes an electrically data rewritable non-volatile semiconductor memory cell and a write circuit for writing data in the memory cell, the write circuit writing a data in the memory cells by supplying a write voltage Vpgm and a write control voltage VBL to the memory cell, continuing the writing of the data in the memory cell by changing the value of the write control voltage VBL in response to an advent of a first write state of the memory cell and inhibiting any operation of writing a data to the memory cell by further changing the value of the write control voltage VBL to Vdd in response to an advent of a second write state of the memory cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: Kioxia Corporation, SanDisk Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Tomoharu Tanaka, Jian Chen
  • Patent number: 11179127
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for adaptive scan control. In one embodiment, a method includes, upon an injection of a contrast agent, performing a plurality of perfusion acquisitions of a first anatomical region of interest (ROI) of a subject with the imaging system, processing projection data of the first anatomical ROI obtained from the plurality of perfusion acquisitions to measure a contrast signal of the contrast agent, performing a plurality of angiography acquisitions, each angiography acquisition performed at a respective time determined based on the contrast signal, and performing one or more additional perfusion acquisitions between each angiography acquisition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sarju Vaz, Nitya Talasila, Bradley Gabrielse, Ryan Forbes, David Joseph Pitterle
  • Patent number: 11176982
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a storage layer including at least one first magnetic layer and a reference layer facing the storage layer and including at least one second magnetic layer. The device also includes a tunnel barrier layer between the storage layer and the reference layer. The device further includes at least one spin-orbit torque line adjacent the storage layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Kim, Hee Ju Shin, Ung Hwan Pi
  • Patent number: 11176666
    Abstract: A method for visualizing a tubular object from a set of volumetric data may include the steps of: determining a viewing direction for the tubular object; selecting a constraint subset of the tubular object within the volumetric data; defining a cut-surface through the volumetric data and including the constraint subset of the tubular object within the volumetric data; and rendering an image based upon the determined viewing direction and the volumetric data of the tubular object along the intersection of the volumetric data and the defined cut-surface. Additionally or alternatively, the method may identify a plurality of bifurcations in the tubular object; assign a weighting factor to each identified bifurcation; determine a bifurcation normal vector associated with each bifurcation; determine a weighted average of the bifurcation normal vectors; and render an image of the volumetric data from a perspective parallel to the weighted average of the bifurcation normal vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: VIDA Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Peterson, Benj Thomas, Juerg Tschirren
  • Patent number: 11176414
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for Distification of 3D imagery. A computing device may obtain a three dimensional (3D) image that includes rules defining a 3D point cloud used to generate a two dimensional (2D) image matrix. The 2D image matrix may include 2D matrix point(s) mapped to the 3D image, where each 2D matrix point can be associated with a horizontal coordinate and a vertical coordinate. The computing device can generate an output feature vector that includes, for at least one of the 2D matrix points, the horizontal coordinate and the vertical coordinate of the 2D matrix point, and a depth coordinate of a 3D point in the 3D point cloud of the 3D image. The 3D point can have a nearest horizontal and vertical coordinate pair that corresponds to the horizontal and vertical coordinates of the at least one 2D matrix point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Elizabeth Flowers, Puneit Dua, Eric Balota, Shanna L. Phillips
  • Patent number: 11170501
    Abstract: An image analysis device may include a memory storing learning data for executing image analysis, and may obtain cell image data representing a cell image including a plurality of cell objects, sequentially identify plural pieces of partial image data from the cell image data, sequentially execute a center determination process on each of the plural pieces of partial image data, classify at least one cell corresponding to at least one cell object among a plurality of cell objects by using results of the center determination process on the plural pieces of partial image data and classification data included in learning data, and output a classification result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Toru Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 11170496
    Abstract: A system and method for automated grain inspection and analysis of results during harvest, using an inspection system mounted on a combine harvester with geolocation tracking, allowing for real time analysis during harvest and tracking of grain quality by location of harvest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Vibe Imaging Analytics Ltd.
    Inventor: Ron Hadar
  • Patent number: 11169484
    Abstract: A cell visualization system includes a digital holographic microscopy (DHM) device, a training device, and a virtual staining device. The DHM device produces DHM images of cells and the virtual staining device colorizes the DHM images based on an algorithm generated by the training device using generative adversarial networks and unpaired training data. A computer-implemented method for producing a virtually stained DHM image includes acquiring an image conversion algorithm which was trained using the generative adversarial networks, receiving a DHM image with depictions of one or more cells and virtually staining the DHM image by processing the DHM image using the image conversion algorithm. The virtually stained DHM image includes digital colorization of the one or more cells to imitate the appearance of a corresponding actually stained cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Noha Youssry El-Zehiry, Saikiran Rapaka, Ali Kamen
  • Patent number: 11170852
    Abstract: Technology for operating cross-bar arrays is disclosed herein. The memory cells may each have a reversible resistivity element and a steering element comprising a diode. The cross-bar array may be operated in read mode and a bipolar programming mode. Selected memory cells may be sensed by operating the steering elements such that sense currents pass through the diodes and any sneak currents are blocked by the diodes. During bipolar programming of selected memory cells, the steering element of the selected memory cells allows current to flow in either direction through the steering element to permit bipolar programming. In some aspects, the steering element has a switch in parallel with the diode. The switches may be opened when sensing selected memory cells to pass sense currents and block sneak currents with the diodes. The switches may be closed during bipolar programming of the selected memory cells to allow bi-directional current flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Justin Phillip Kinney, Daniel Bedau
  • Patent number: 11170853
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for a modified write voltage for memory devices are described. In an example, the memory device may determine a first set of memory cells to be switched from a first logic state (e.g., a SET state) to a second logic state (e.g., a RESET state) based on a received write command. The memory device may perform a read operation to determine a subset of the first set of memory cells (e.g., a second set of memory cells) having a conductance threshold satisfying a criteria based on a predicted drift of the memory cells. The memory device may apply a RESET pulse to each of the memory cells within the first set of memory cells, where the RESET pulse applied to the second set of memory cells is modified to decrease voltage threshold drift in the RESET state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandeepan Dasgupta, Sanjay Rangan, Koushik Banerjee, Nevil Gajera, Mase J. Taub, Kiran Pangal
  • Patent number: 11170503
    Abstract: There is provided a computer implemented method for detection of likelihood of malignancy in an anatomical image of a patient for treatment planning, comprising: receiving an anatomical image, feeding the anatomical image into a global component of a model trained to output a global classification label, feeding the anatomical image into a local component of the model trained to output a localized boundary, feeding the anatomical image patch-wise into a patch component of the model trained to output a patch level classification label, extracting a respective set of regions of interest (ROIs) from each one of the components, each ROI indicative of a region of the anatomical image likely to include an indication of malignancy, aggregating the ROIs from each one of the components into an aggregated set of ROIs, and feeding the aggregated set of ROIs into an output component that outputs an indication of likelihood of malignancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Roie Melamed, Lior Ness
  • Patent number: 11170851
    Abstract: Memory devices may have an array of elements in two or more dimensions. The memory devices use multiple access lines arranged in a grid to access the memory devices. Memory cells located at intersections of the access lines in the grid. Drivers are used for each access line and configured to transmit a corresponding signal to respective memory cells of the plurality of memory cells via a corresponding access line. The memory devices uses an electrical distance calculator to determine an electrical distance from a memory cell to a respective driver of the plurality of drivers. The memory device also uses a driver modulator to modulate the corresponding signal based at least in part on the electrical distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: John Christopher Sancon
  • Patent number: 11160524
    Abstract: Methods and systems for manually assisted definition of vascular features are described. In some embodiments, a method provides for editing of vascular paths by enabling a user to drag an erroneously segmented region of a selected vascular path into alignment with a more correctly segmented position that is depicted as a blood vessel in a vascular image. The method may use an energy function, defined as a function of position along the segmentation of the selected blood vessel, to determine how a vascular path is to be moved based on dragging motions provided by the user. In some instances, non-zero regions of the energy function are set based on the position of the selected region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: CathWorks Ltd.
    Inventors: Guy Lavi, Ofek Shilon, Sarit Semo, Omri Harish, Asaf Shimshovitz
  • Patent number: 11164622
    Abstract: Described are memory modules that support different error detection and correction (EDC) schemes in both single- and multiple-module memory systems. The memory modules are width configurable and support the different EDC schemes for relatively wide and narrow module data widths. Data buffers on the modules support the half-width and full-width modes, and also support time-division-multiplexing to access additional memory components on each module in support of enhanced EDC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Ware, John Eric Linstadt, Kenneth L. Wright
  • Patent number: 11158370
    Abstract: In one example in accordance with the present disclosure a memristive bit cell is described. The memristive bit cell includes a memristive device switchable between states. The memristive device is to store information. The memristive bit cell also includes a first switch regulating component coupled to the memristive device. The first switch regulating component enforces compliance of the memristive device with a first property threshold when switching between states in a first direction. The first property threshold corresponds to a state of the memristive device. The memristive bit cell also includes a second switch regulating component coupled to the memristive device. The second switch regulating component enforces compliance of the memristive device with a second property threshold when switching between states in a second direction. The second property threshold corresponds to a state of the memristive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Emmanuelle J. Merced Grafals, Brent Buchanan, Le Zheng
  • Patent number: 11157737
    Abstract: A cultivated land recognition method in a satellite image includes: segmenting a satellite image of the Earth into a plurality of standard images; and recognizing cultivated land area in each of the standard images using a cultivated land recognition model to obtain a plurality of first images. Edges of ground level entities in each of the standard images are detected using an edge detection model to obtain a plurality of second images. Each of the first images and a corresponding one of the second images is merged to obtain a plurality of third images; and cultivated land images is obtained by segmenting each of the third images using a watershed segmentation algorithm. Not only can a result of recognizing cultivated land in satellite images of the Earth be improved, but an efficiency of recognizing the cultivated land also be improved. A computing device employing the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Ping An Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi Zhao, Nan Qiao, Ruei-Sung Lin, Bo Gong, Mei Han
  • Patent number: 11152066
    Abstract: A non-volatile memory device and a method for programming a non-volatile memory device are provided. The non-volatile memory device includes a memory array and a memory controller. The memory array includes a plurality of memory cells. The memory controller is configured to regulate a programming operation by applying a program pulse generated according to a set pulse and a reset pulse to each of the memory cells. The memory controller determines whether a memory cell resistance of each of the memory cells is within a target range and apply the program pulse to each of the memory cells until the memory cell resistances of all of the memory cells are within the target range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Win-San Khwa
  • Patent number: 11152063
    Abstract: Structures and methods for a multi-bit phase change memory are disclosed herein. A method includes establishing a write-reference voltage that incrementally ramps over a write period. The increments of the write-reference voltage correspond to discrete resistance states of a storage cell of the multi-bit phase change memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chung H. Lam, Scott C. Lewis, Thomas M. Maffitt, Jack Morrish
  • Patent number: 11151721
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for automatic detection, localization, and semantic segmentation of at least one anatomical object in a parameter space of an image generated by an imaging system. The method includes generating the image via the imaging system and providing the image of the anatomical object and surrounding tissue to a processor. Further, the method includes developing and training a parameter space deep learning network comprising convolutional neural networks to automatically detect the anatomical object and the surrounding tissue of the parameter space of the image. The method also includes automatically locating and segmenting, via additional convolutional neural networks, the anatomical object and surrounding tissue of the parameter space of the image. Moreover, the method includes automatically labeling the identified anatomical object and surrounding tissue on the image. Thus, the method also includes displaying the labeled image to a user in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Avendi, Kenneth C. Hsu, Shane A. Duffy, Dominique J. Fantasia, Steve S. Khalaj, Hasnain Somji, Aimee T. Bui, Shirzad Shahriari, Ambar A. Avila, Joost L. Mulders
  • Patent number: 11145057
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for assessing collateral circulation of a patient. Patient data of a patient is received. A collateral circulation score is computed based on the patient data using a trained machine learning network. The collateral circulation score represents functioning of collateral circulation of the patient. The collateral circulation score is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Lucian Mihai Itu, Tiziano Passerini, Puneet Sharma