Patents Examined by Vu Le
  • Patent number: 11915515
    Abstract: A facial verification method and apparatus is disclosed. The facial verification method includes detecting a face region in an input image, determining whether the detected face region represents a partial face, in response to a determination that the detected face region represents the partial face, generating a synthesized image by combining image information of the detected face region and reference image information, performing a verification operation with respect to the synthesized image and predetermined first registration information, and indicating whether facial verification of the input image is successful based on a result of the performed verification operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungju Han, Minsu Ko, Deoksang Kim, Jae-Joon Han
  • Patent number: 11915751
    Abstract: A method for forming a nonvolatile PCM logic device may include providing a PCM film component having a first end contact distally opposed from a second end contact, positing a first proximity adjacent to a first surface of the PCM film component, positing a second proximity heater adjacent to a second surface of the PCM film component, wherein the first proximity heater and the second proximity heater are electrically isolated from the PCM film component. The method may further include applying a combination of pulses to one or more of the first proximity heater and the second proximity heater to change a resistance value of the PCM film component corresponding to a logic truth table. Further, the method may include simultaneously applying a first combination of reset pulses to program, or set pulses to initialize, the PCM film component, to the first proximity heater and the second proximity heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guy M. Cohen, Nanbo Gong, Takashi Ando
  • Patent number: 11915445
    Abstract: A system and a method for counting aquatic creatures are provided. The system includes an image capture device and a computer system configured to perform the method. The method includes: using the image capture device to capture images of a flow channel; defining a scan line in the images; performing a binarization process on pixels of the scan line in each of the images; determining aquatic creature range data according to each of the binarized pixel data sets; determining aquatic creature range data sets according to the binarized pixel data sets; determining identification and direction information of aquatic creature corresponding to each of the aquatic creature range data sets according to the aquatic creature range data sets; and determining a number of aquatic creatures passing through the scan line according to the identification and direction information of aquatic creature corresponding to each of the aquatic creature range data sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: NATIONAL SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Ing-Jer Huang
  • Patent number: 11915784
    Abstract: A memory chip is applied to the memory system, and the memory chip is configured to perform counting and obtain a count value after the memory chip is powered on and started, wherein the count value is used to represent a process corner of the memory chip, the memory chip further has a reference voltage with an adjustable value, the value of the reference voltage is adjustable based on the count value, and the memory chip adjusts, based on the reference voltage, a delay from reading out data from a memory cell to outputting the data through a data port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: CHANGXIN MEMORY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Shu-Liang Ning
  • Patent number: 11908186
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optimizing asset maintenance protocols by predicting vegetation-driven outages are disclosed. An example method includes determining, by one or more processors, a failure probability for each asset in a set of assets within a designated area. The example method further includes defining, by the one or more processors, an asset risk for each asset in the set of assets based on the failure probability, and clustering, by the one or more processors, vegetation within the designated area to determine a predicted vegetation-driven outage. The example method further includes optimizing, by the one or more processors, a set of asset maintenance protocols corresponding to the set of assets based on the asset risk and the predicted vegetation-driven outage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: MCKINSEY & COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Liangliang Zhang, Alfonso Encinas Fernandez, Charlie Gascon, Derek Chu, Kelsey Elwood Carter, Nicolas Charles Michel Bellemans
  • Patent number: 11908517
    Abstract: A memory device includes a first chip, a second chip and a processor. The second chip is coupled to the first chip at a first node. The second chip includes a first capacitor and a first variable resistor. The first capacitor is coupled to the first node. The first variable resistor is coupled in series with the first capacitor. The processor is coupled to the first node, and is configured to perform a first read operation to the first chip via the first node. A method for operating a memory device is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kuo-Chiang Hung
  • Patent number: 11908131
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mapping brain perivascular spaces. A system may include a memory to store one or more images of a brain of a patient. The system may further include a processor coupled to the memory. The processor may be configured to obtain a first and a second image of the brain. The processor may be further configured to combine the first image and the second image to preserve and magnify structures including the brain perivascular spaces within the image of the brain. The processor may be further configured to determine the brain perivascular spaces within the combined image of the brain of the patient. The processor may be further configured to generate a three-dimensional (3-D) map of the perivascular spaces. The system may further include a display configured to display the perivascular spaces to an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Farshid Sepehrband, Jeiran Choupan
  • Patent number: 11900992
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for reference voltage adjustment for word line groups are described. In some examples, one or more components of a memory system may determine a duration that data has been stored to one or more memory cells. Based on the duration, a voltage value of one or more reference voltages may be adjusted accordingly. For example, a voltage value of one or more reference voltages may be adjusted based on the duration. Moreover, the reference voltage values may be adjusted differently in response to the memory cells having stored data for a relatively longer duration, as opposed to memory cells that have stored data for a relatively shorter duration. The adjusted reference voltages may be used during a subsequent read operation. The voltage value of the one or more reference voltages may be adjusted on a word-line group by word-line group basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Bo Zhou, Guang Hu
  • Patent number: 11900635
    Abstract: A system and method of organically generating a camera-pose map is disclosed. A target image is obtained of a location deemed suitable for augmenting with a virtual augmentation or graphic. An initial camera-pose map is created having a limited number of calibrated camera-pose images having calculated camera-pose locations and homographies to the target image. Then, during the event, the system automatically obtains current images of the event venue and determines homographies to the nearest calibration camera-pose image in the camera-pose map. The separation in camera-pose space between the current images and the camera-pose images are calculated. If this separation is less than a predetermined threshold, that current image is fully calibrated and added to the camera-pose map, thereby growing the map organically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: Oran Gilad, Samuel Chenillo, Oren Steinfeld
  • Patent number: 11901009
    Abstract: An address decoding circuit includes a decoding unit corresponding to a bank group and including first NAND gates, an address selection signal outputted by each first NAND gate controls a corresponding bank in the bank group corresponding to the decoding unit. The first NAND gate includes a first input end connected to an address signal of a bank corresponding to the first NAND gate and a second input end connected to an output end of a second NAND gate or a third NAND gate, the second NAND gate includes a first input end connected to an enable signal and a second input end connected to a control signal, and the third NAND gate includes a first input end connected to the enable signal and a second input end connected to an inverted signal of the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: CHANGXIN MEMORY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Yinchuan Gu
  • Patent number: 11901000
    Abstract: An adaptive memory management and control circuitry (AMMC) to provide extended test, performance, and power optimizing capabilities for a resistive memory is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a resistive memory comprises a resistive memory array and an Adaptive Memory Management and Control circuitry (AMMC) that is coupled to the resistive memory array. The AMMC is configured with extended test, reliability, performance and power optimizing capabilities for the resistive memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: NUMEM INC.
    Inventors: Eric Hall, Doug Smith, Nicholas T. Hendrickson, Jack Guedj
  • Patent number: 11900599
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-modality medical image analysis method and apparatus for brain disease diagnosis. The method includes the steps of: acquiring medical images with different modalities for the same patient; selecting at least some of pre-trained analysis models corresponding to the modalities of the medical images; inputting the medical images correspondingly to the analysis models selected with respect to the modalities of the medical image to produce output values related to a plurality of factors used for reading at least one brain disease; converting the output values to produce a plurality of feature vectors corresponding to the output values; and inputting the plurality of feature vectors to at least one diagnosis model pre-trained to read the brain disease to thus predict a degree of brain disease progression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: PHENOMX INC.
    Inventors: Han Suk Kim, Young Sung Yu, Srinivasan Girish, Jae Woo Pi, Thomas Nikita
  • Patent number: 11892289
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to methods for manually calibrating imaging systems such as optical coherence tomography systems. In certain aspects, an imaging system displays an image showing a target and a reference item. A user looks at the image and indicates a point within the image near the reference item. A processer detects an actual location of the reference item within an area around the indicated point. The processer can use an expected location of the reference item with the detected actual location to calculate a calibration value and provide a calibrated image. In this way, a user can identify the actual location of the reference point and a processing algorithm can give precision to the actual location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: PHILIPS IMAGE GUIDED THERAPY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andreas Johansson, Jason Y. Sproul
  • Patent number: 11890124
    Abstract: A low-dose imaging method includes receiving a sparse image set of a portion of a patient's anatomy; up-sampling the sparse image set, in the sinogram domain and using a first neural network, to yield an up-sampled sinogram; generating, from the up-sampled sinogram, an initial reconstruction; and removing, from the initial reconstruction and using a second neural network, one or more artifacts in the initial reconstruction to yield a final output volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Andre D. A. Souza, Michael Philip Marrama, Patrick A. Helm, Mehdi Rahman, Kyo C. Jin, Michael D. Ketcha
  • Patent number: 11893766
    Abstract: A neural network system, includes: a processor configured to detect a plurality of object candidates included in a first image, generate metadata corresponding to the plurality of object candidates based on the first image, and set data processing orders of the plurality of object candidates based on the metadata; and at least one resource configured to perform data processing with respect to the plurality of object candidates. The processor is configured to sequentially provide pieces of information related to data processing of the plurality of object candidates to the at least one resource according to the set data processing orders, and the at least one resource is configured to sequentially perform data processing with respect to the plurality of object candidates according to an order in which a piece of information related to data processing of each of the plurality of object candidates is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seungsoo Yang
  • Patent number: 11895851
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for cross point array architecture for multiple decks are described. A memory array may include multiple decks, such as six or eight decks. The memory array may also include sockets for coupling access lines with associated decoders. The sockets may be included in sub-blocks of the array. A sub-block may be configured to include sockets for multiple access lines. A socket may intersect an access line in the middle of the access line, or at an end of the access line. Sub-blocks containing sockets for an access line may be separated by a period based on the access line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Agostino Pirovano, Lorenzo Fratin
  • Patent number: 11887665
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses, methods, and systems for memory cell programming that cancels threshold voltage drift. An embodiment includes a memory having a plurality of memory cells, and circuitry configured to program a memory cell of the plurality of memory cells to one of two possible data states by applying a first voltage pulse to the memory cell, wherein the first voltage pulse has a first polarity and a first magnitude, and applying a second voltage pulse to the memory cell, wherein the second voltage pulse has a second polarity that is opposite the first polarity and a second magnitude that can be greater than the first magnitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Hari Giduturi
  • Patent number: 11882784
    Abstract: Implementations are described herein for predicting soil organic carbon (“SOC”) content for agricultural fields detected in digital imagery. In various implementations, one or more digital images depicting portion(s) of one or more agricultural fields may be processed. The one or more digital images may have been acquired by a vision sensor carried through the field(s) by a ground-based vehicle. Based on the processing, one or more agricultural inferences indicating agricultural practices or conditions predicted to affect SOC content may be determined. Based on the agricultural inferences, one or more predicted SOC measurements for the field(s) may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: MINERAL EARTH SCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Cheng-En Guo, Jie Yang, Zhiqiang Yuan, Elliott Grant
  • Patent number: 11880974
    Abstract: A method and device for detecting circulating abnormal cells. The method for detecting the circulating abnormal cells comprises: respectively segmenting and labelling, by using an image processing algorithm and a morphological algorithm, cell nuclei included in dark field microscope images of a plurality of probe channels (101); inputting the dark field microscope images, in which cell nuclei are labelled, of the plurality of probe channels into a pre-built circulating abnormal cell detection model to acquire the number of staining signals included in each labelled cell nucleus in the dark field microscope image of each probe channel (102); and for each labelled cell nucleus, on the basis of the number of the staining signals included in the labelled cell nucleus in the acquired dark field microscope image of each probe channel, determining whether the labelled cell nucleus belongs to a circulating abnormal cell (103).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignees: ZHUHAI SANMED BIOTECH LTD., ZHUHAI HENGQIN SANMED AITECH INC.
    Inventors: Xianjun Fan, Xingjie Lan, Xin Ye, Yi Zhang, Congsheng Li
  • Patent number: 11881021
    Abstract: Provided are a method of providing carbon emission management information, the method comprising extracting, by a carbon emission management information providing server, an area corresponding to a company to be evaluated from satellite image data of the company to be evaluated, calculating, by the carbon emission management information providing server, a greenhouse gas concentration of the area corresponding to the company to be evaluated from the satellite image data, calculating, by the carbon emission management information providing server, a change in vegetation index around the company to be evaluated from the satellite image data, analyzing, by the carbon emission management information providing server, a relationship between carbon emission management factors input in relation to the company to be evaluated, a change in the calculated greenhouse gas concentration, and the calculated change in vegetation index and generating, by the carbon emission management information providing server, carbon emi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Juyoung Kang, Sehyoung Kim, Seyeon Chun