Patents Examined by Vu Le
  • Patent number: 10049438
    Abstract: Further, there are provided a filter acquisition apparatus, a filter acquisition method, a program, and a recording medium, capable of acquiring a filter which is suitably usable in such a filtering process. An image processing apparatus 35 includes a filtering process unit 41 that performs an image filtering process that has a plurality of times of filtering processes. The filtering process unit 41 applies a filter to processing target data to acquire filter application process data, applies a gain to the filter application process data to acquire gain application process data, in each filtering process. In each filtering process, the gain applied to the filter application process data is acquired based on a target frequency characteristic of the image filtering process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke Naruse, Kenkichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10049748
    Abstract: Provided herein are a semiconductor memory device and a method of operating the semiconductor memory device. The semiconductor memory device includes a memory cell array including a memory cell array including a plurality of memory cells, a peripheral circuit configured to perform a program operation, which includes a plurality of program loops, on selected memory cells among the plurality of memory cells and a control circuit configured to control the peripheral circuit so that a program voltage applied to a selected word line, to which the selected memory cells are coupled, is stepwisely increased from a program start voltage to a target program voltage by a step voltage, which is a voltage increment of the program voltage, during a preset time period of a respective program loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SK Hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Hwan Hong, Byung Ryul Kim
  • Patent number: 10049445
    Abstract: A user had to manually select a cross-sectional image indicating features of a finding and a cross-sectional image displayed in a report, from a three-dimensional medical image. Provided is an image processing apparatus that includes: a unit configured to acquire a target finding of a medical image; a unit configured to calculate an image feature quantity of a type associated in advance with the target finding, for each of a plurality of cross-sectional images of the medical image; and a unit configured to identify a cross-sectional image from the plurality of cross-sectional images based on the calculated image feature quantity. Operation of selecting a cross-sectional image by a doctor can be omitted, and the burden can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Yuta Nakano, Yoshio Iizuka, Kiyohide Satoh, Gakuto Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10049765
    Abstract: A dynamic random access memory (DRAM) has a main memory cell array and a redundant component unit. The redundant component unit includes a plurality of e-fuses and a latch region. The plurality of the e-fuses are arranged into a first e-fuse part and a second e-fuse part, wherein the first e-fuse part is used to store address information of a fault memory cell in the main memory cell array and the second e-fuse part is used as a plurality of capacitors. The latch region includes a plurality of latches used to store the address information of the fault memory cell stored in the first e-fuse part, wherein the plurality of the capacitors of the second e-fuse part are respectively coupled to the plurality of the latches to provide a capacitance value for an input/output (I/O) endpoint of each of the latches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: United Microelectronics Corp., Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukihiro Nagai
  • Patent number: 10043082
    Abstract: An obstacle detection method includes acquiring a series of image frames captured by a vehicle camera while the vehicle is in motion. First and second feature points are selected from a first detected object and are spaced apart in a first image frame and tracked over at least a second image frame, and movement of those feature points is determined. Third and fourth feature points are selected from a second detected object and are spaced apart in a first image frame and tracked over at least a second image frame, and movement of the third and fourth feature points is determined. The movements of the first and second feature points are compared to the movements of the third and fourth feature points to distinguish the first detected object as a three dimensional object and the second detected object as a two dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Nikhil Gupta
  • Patent number: 10043567
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a ferroelectric memory cell. The ferroelectric memory cell includes a ferroelectric layer stack comprising at least one ferroelectric material oxide layer. Each of the ferroelectric material oxide layers includes a ferroelectric material that is at least partially in a ferroelectric state. The ferroelectric layer stack comprises at least two ferroelectric domains. Further, the voltage which is to applied to the layer stack to induce polarization reversal differs for the individual domains such that polarization reversal of individual domains or of a portion of the totality of ferroelectric domains within the ferroelectric material of can be attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: NaMLab gGmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Slesazeck, Halid Mulaosmanovic
  • Patent number: 10039489
    Abstract: Intra-oral imaging apparatus and/or method embodiments can provide digital dental reflectance images used to identify selected areas of interest (AOI) within a dental region of interest (ROI) having selected image characteristics for both hemoglobin's total concentration and oxygenation level. In one embodiment, reflectance images can determine relative total hemoglobin using at least a wavelength band that includes an isobestic wavelength for absorption coefficients of oxyhemoglobin (HbO2) and deoxyhemoglobin (Hb).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Carestream Dental Technology Topco Limited
    Inventors: Yiyi Guan, Victor Wong
  • Patent number: 10043277
    Abstract: Systems and methods for predicting shape are provided. A system for predicting shape can include a database, a training analysis module, a subject analysis module, and a prediction module. The database can store two sets of training models characterized by first and second parameters, respectively (e.g., bone and cartilage), as well as a subject model characterized by the first parameter (e.g., a bone model). The relationships between these models can be determined by a training analysis module and a subject module. Based on these relationships, the prediction module can generate a predicted shape characterized by the second parameter (e.g., a predicted cartilage model corresponding to the bone model).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Materialise NV
    Inventors: Jan Maes, Tom Cluckers, Joris Van Deun
  • Patent number: 10037803
    Abstract: An apparatus for programming at least one multi-level Phase Change Memory (PCM) cell having a first terminal and a second terminal. A programmable control device controls the PCM cell to have a respective cell state by applying at least one current pulse to the PCM cell, the control device controlling the at least one current pulse by applying a respective first pulse to the first terminal and a respective second pulse applied to the second terminal of the PCM cell. The respective cell state is defined by a respective resistance level. The control device receives a reference resistance value defining a target resistance level for the cell, and further receives an actual resistance value of said PCM cell such that the applying the respective first pulse and said respective second pulse is based on said actual resistance value of the PCM cell and said received reference resistance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Evangelos S. Eleftheriou, Angeliki Pantazi, Nikolaos Papandreou, Haris Pozidis, Abu Sebastian
  • Patent number: 10034610
    Abstract: A method and a system for registering multi-modal brain images includes registering two or more full volumes of brain images based on a projection based reference image. The registration is based on sharing of mass in a predetermined direction such as axial, sagittal and coronal direction. After the registration of two or more brain images, a two or more partial volumes in a region of interest is registered through a modified mutual information. The modified mutual information may be a factor of an overlap rate and a weight assigned to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Infosys Limited
    Inventors: Krishnamurty Sai Deepak, Radha Krishna Pisipati, Harikrishna Gandhinagara Narayana Rai
  • Patent number: 10031698
    Abstract: A method of wear leveling for a data storage device is provided. The data storage device includes a non-volatile memory having a plurality of blocks. A portion of the blocks not having any valid data are defined as spare blocks, and the spare blocks are associated with a spare pool. The method includes the steps of: maintaining a management table recording a plurality of physical block numbers and a plurality of block statuses corresponding to the blocks; selecting a first spare block having a first smallest physical block number as a current temporary block; receiving a write command from a host; determining whether data in the write command shall be written into the current temporary block; if false, selecting a second spare block having a second smallest physical block number as a next temporary block; and writing the data into the next temporary block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Silicon Motion, Inc.
    Inventor: Sheng-Liu Lin
  • Patent number: 10032060
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product. In a described system, a receiver circuit receives at least two reference images of a patient body part. Each reference image includes a respective landmark subsurface feature of the patient body part, and each imaged landmark subsurface feature has a respective spatial relationship to a respective region of a surface of the patient body part imaged during a medical examination. A feature matching circuit determines a correspondence between (x) each atlas landmark subsurface feature of the patient body part included in a landmark subsurface feature atlas and (y) each respective imaged landmark subsurface feature. A reporting circuit generates informational data reporting a depiction of an area of the surface of the patient body part by at least two adjacent imaged regions of the surface of the patient body part. A communication circuit outputs the informational data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: GEARBOX, LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Erez Lieberman Aiden, Dennis J. Rivet, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10032488
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for managing data in a non-volatile memory. The system may include a non-volatile memory having multiple non-volatile memory sub-drives, including a staging sub-drive to receive all data from a host and a plurality of other sub-drives each associated with a respective data temperature range. A controller of the memory system is configured to route all incoming host data only to the staging sub-drive and during garbage collection each individual piece of valid data from a selected source block in a selected source sub-drive is routed to a respective one of the sub-drives. The method may include only routing host data to the staging sub-drive and only relocating valid data to sub-drives other than the staging sub-drive based on a determined temperature of valid data and a unique temperature range associated with sub-drives other than the staging sub-drive in the non-volatile memory system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Gulzar A. Kathawala, Sergey Anatolievich Gorobets, Kroum S. Stoev, Jack Edward Frayer, Liam Michael Parker
  • Patent number: 10026166
    Abstract: A method of detecting defects of a photomask includes measuring registration errors of the photomask, correcting the measured registration errors using a registration control process with a laser beam, extracting deformation data of the photomask deformed by the registration control process, reflecting the extracted deformation data in defect detection parameters to obtain compensated defect detection parameters, and detecting defects of the photomask using the compensated defect detection parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Goo Min Jeong
  • Patent number: 10022107
    Abstract: A method for correcting fat-induced aberrations in ultrasound imaging comprises segmenting a thermoacoustic absorption image of a region of interest into at least one fat region and at least one non-fat region, creating a speed of sound map by assigning a speed of sound to each region based on tissue type of the region, correcting aberrations in the segmented thermoacoustic absorption image using the assigned speeds of sound thereby generating a corrected thermoacoustic image, and correcting an ultrasound image of the region of interest using the corrected thermoacoustic image and the speed of sound map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ENDRA Life Sciences Inc.
    Inventors: Michael M. Thornton, Kai Thomenius, Aghapi Mordovanakis
  • Patent number: 10026020
    Abstract: Embedding space for images with multiple text labels is described. In the embedding space both text labels and image regions are embedded. The text labels embedded describe semantic concepts that can be exhibited in image content. The embedding space is trained to semantically relate the embedded text labels so that labels like “sun” and “sunset” are more closely related than “sun” and “bird”. Training the embedding space also includes mapping representative images, having image content which exemplifies the semantic concepts, to respective text labels. Unlike conventional techniques that embed an entire training image into the embedding space for each text label associated with the training image, the techniques described herein process a training image to generate regions that correspond to the multiple text labels. The regions of the training image are then embedded into the training space in a manner that maps the regions to the corresponding text labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Hailin Jin, Zhou Ren, Zhe Lin, Chen Fang
  • Patent number: 10024933
    Abstract: A method for acquiring raw data for generating image data of a target organ via a magnetic resonance system is described. In an embodiment, test raw data is initially acquired from a measurement region including at least the target organ using a plurality of magnetic resonance coils. Test image data is reconstructed from the test raw data. Furthermore, a mask defining the position and the dimensions of the target organ is generated using the reconstructed test image data. The magnetic resonance coils, to be used for the image acquisition, are then selected. This takes place on the basis of intensity values from a region covered by the mask and intensity values of a measurement region lying outside of the mask. Finally, the measurement is performed by acquiring raw data via the selected magnetic resonance coils. Furthermore, a device for acquiring raw data for generating image data is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Bénédicte Maréchal, Davide Piccini
  • Patent number: 10022950
    Abstract: A system for providing a joint for connecting a first object and a second object includes a data acquisition device configured to acquire joint parameter data regarding the first object and the second object, and a controller coupled to the data acquisition device and configured to provide joint design data regarding a design of the joint based on the joint parameter data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey F. Deane, William D. Duncan, Bran Ferren, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Elizabeth L. Schubert, Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 10026169
    Abstract: A rapid screening device has a sensing unit, a processing unit and a carrier, the processing unit is connected to the sensing unit, the sensing unit and the processing unit are disposed on the carrier, the sensing unit captures an image of an eyeball and outputs an image signal of the eyeball, the image of the eyeball is resolved from the image signal of the eyeball, the processing unit retrieves a plurality of images from the sensing unit within a predetermined time interval and executes an algorithm to generate a calculated result by the images of the image signals of the eyeball, and the calculated result is used to diagnose or predict a disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Ching Fu Wang, Hai-Jui Chu, Chun-Chieh Lee, Chien-Hsiu Weng, Wei-Cheng Chen, Chun-Yi Huang, Chin-Hsun Huang, Chun-Chen Yang, Wai-How Chong, Jr Jian Ke
  • Patent number: 10019643
    Abstract: A region-setting unit sets, in an image, a region based on one reference point designated by a user in the image or a predetermined region as an extraction region. An edge extraction unit extracts an edge of the subject based on an image of the extraction region. When a plurality of edges are extracted, a display control unit causes a line indicating the plurality of extracted edges to be displayed on a display unit together with the image. An edge selection unit selects a reference edge from among the plurality of extracted edges based on an instruction from the user. A three-dimensional coordinate calculation unit calculates three-dimensional coordinates corresponding to points in the image. A reference line calculation unit calculates a reference line on a space based on the three-dimensional coordinates corresponding to points constituting the reference edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Kiyotomi Ogawa