Patents Examined by Vu Le
  • Patent number: 10108561
    Abstract: A data storage device includes a nonvolatile memory device; a power management unit suitable for outputting first and second low voltage detection signals, each low voltage detection signal representing a voltage level of a source voltage equal to or lower than a predetermined reference voltage level; and a processor suitable for computing a detection interval between the first low voltage detection signal and the second low voltage detection signal before the first low voltage detection signal, comparing the computed detection interval and a predetermined threshold detection interval, and determining a subject to manage performing of a recovery operation according to low voltage generation based on a comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SK Hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Jeen Park
  • Patent number: 10099400
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting and controlling the quality of debarking at the surface of a wooden log provide information on main parameters related to the debarking quality of the log surface, including fiber loss and residual bark. The debarking quality detecting method and system involve measurement of three-dimensional profile of at least a portion of the log surface to generate corresponding profile image data, which is processed to generate data indicative of the texture of the log surface. The texture data is then analyzed to generate resulting data on the debarking quality parameters. That quality indicative information can be generated on a continuous basis to provide an objective assessment of the quality performance in real-time in view of target productivity, and may then be used to perform optimal adjustments of the debarker operating parameters, either manually by the operator or automatically through feedback control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CENTRE DE RECHERCHE INDUSTRIELLE DU QUÉBEC
    Inventors: Richard Gagnon, Jean-Pierre Couturier, Philippe Gagné, Feng Ding, Fadi Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 10102418
    Abstract: A method of segmenting images of biological specimens using adaptive classification to segment a biological specimen into different types of tissue regions. The segmentation is performed by, first, extracting features from the neighborhood of a grid of points (GPs) sampled on the whole-slide (WS) image and classifying them into different tissue types. Secondly, an adaptive classification procedure is performed where some or all of the GPs in a WS image are classified using a pre-built training database, and classification confidence scores for the GPs are generated. The classified GPs with high confidence scores are utilized to generate an adaptive training database, which is then used to re-classify the low confidence GPs. The motivation of the method is that the strong variation of tissue appearance makes the classification problem more challenging, while good classification results are obtained when the training and test data origin from the same slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: VENTANA MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Joerg Bredno, Christophe Chefd'hotel, Ting Chen, Srinivas Chukka, Kien Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10092266
    Abstract: A method for correcting a CT scan image is provided. A target image including a target region to be corrected is extracted from an original CT scan image. A target projection range corresponding to the target region is obtained by orthographically projecting the target image, and target projection data within the target projection range is corrected. Noise of the corrected target projection data is adjusted to generate noise-adjusted target projection data to improve noise consistency between target region and the rest of the CT scan image. A corrected CT scan image is reconstructed based on the noise-adjusted target projection data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Shenyang Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ling Pang, Junlong Han, Shanshan Lou
  • Patent number: 10092263
    Abstract: A medical imaging apparatus includes a scanner configured to acquire projection data of an object in a plurality of directions, and a data processor configured to generate a volume of interest based on the projection data, generate a two-dimensional (2D) reprojection image by reprojecting the volume of interest in at least one direction, and extract feature information from the 2D reprojection image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Korea Advanced Institute Of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Choong Hwan Choi, Yong Man Ro, Dae Hoe Kim, Seong Tae Kim, Eun Joon Kim
  • Patent number: 10096109
    Abstract: A method of improving diagnostic and functional imaging is provided by obtaining at least two input images of a subject, using a medical imager, where each input image includes a different contrast, generating a plurality of copies of the input images using non-local mean (NLM) filtering, using an appropriately programmed computer, where each input image copy of the subject includes different spatial characteristics, obtaining at least one reference image of the subject, using the medical imager, where the reference image includes imaging characteristics that are different form the input images of the subject, training a deep network model, using data augmentation on the appropriately programmed computer, to adaptively tune model parameters to approximate the reference image from an initial set of the input and reference images, with the goal of outputting an improved quality image of other sets of low SNR low resolution images, for analysis by a physician.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Greg Zaharchuk, Enhao Gong, John M. Pauly
  • Patent number: 10089532
    Abstract: The present application is directed to new methods for automatically determining several characteristics of frames in a video sequence and automatically recommending or preparing image output products based on those frame characteristics. In some embodiments, motion characteristics of particular image frames are calculated, and those motion characteristics are automatically used to prepare or recommend image output products suitable for the motion characteristics of the frames. In other embodiments, facial, audio, and overall image quality are assessed and used to automatically recommend or prepare image output products. In still other embodiments, image frames in a video sequence are analyzed for various user-specified characteristics, which characteristics are then used to automatically recommend or prepare image output products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Alexander C. Loui, Brian Mittelstaedt
  • Patent number: 10089543
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for detecting a head pose in a vehicle including receiving images of a vehicle occupant located in the vehicle from an imaging device and selecting facial feature points from a plurality of facial feature points extracted from the images. The method includes calculating a head pose point based on normalizing the selected facial feature points, determining the head pose based on a change in position of the head pose point over a period of time T, and controlling one or more vehicle systems of the vehicle based on the head pose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kin C. Fung, Peter Chpak, Timothy J. Dick, Dhanashree Palande
  • Patent number: 10090045
    Abstract: Provided is a programming method of a nonvolatile memory device including a plurality of memory cells. The programming method of the nonvolatile memory device includes: programming a first set of memory cells of the plurality of memory cells to a target state based on a primary program voltage such that a threshold voltage distribution of the first set of memory cells is formed; grouping the first set of memory cells into a plurality of cell groups at least one cell group having a different threshold voltage distribution width from others, based on program speeds of the first set of memory cells; and reprogramming remaining cell groups other than a first cell group that is programmed to the target state among the plurality of cell groups, to the target state based on a plurality of secondary program voltages determined based on threshold voltage distribution widths of the plurality of cell groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wook-ghee Hahn, Chang-yeon Yu, Joo-kwang Lee
  • Patent number: 10089752
    Abstract: In an approach to tracking markers in one or more images, one or more computer processors identify objects that exist in more than one image from a plurality of images. The one or more computer processors analyze the identified objects for one or more physical characteristics. The one or more computer processors assign a marker to at least one object of the identified objects on at least one image of the more than one image, wherein the marker is annotated based upon the one or more physical characteristics of the object of the identified objects. The one or more computer processors store the more than one images, analysis data, and marker data associated with the identified objects and one or more markers. The one or more computer processors manipulate the one or more images based on a change in the objects across the more than one image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark D. Bronkalla, Murray A. Reicher, James G. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10079063
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for charging a global access line prior to accessing a memory are described. An example apparatus may include a memory array of a memory. A plurality of global access lines may be associated with the memory array. The global access line may be charged to a ready-access voltage before any access command has been received by the memory. The global access line may be maintained at the ready-access voltage during memory access operations until the receipt of a post-access command. The post-access command may reset the global access line to an inactive voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Toru Tanzawa
  • Patent number: 10079067
    Abstract: A data read method and a non-volatile memory apparatus using the same are provided. The data read method includes: obtaining a first read current and a second read current from a memory cell pair of the non-volatile memory; performing a calculation operation according to the first read current and the second read current to obtain a calculation result; and determining a logical state of the memory cell pair according to the calculation result. The calculation operation includes at least a signal addition operation and a signal multiplying operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Winbond Electronics Corp.
    Inventors: Frederick Chen, Shao-Ching Liao, Ping-Kun Wang, Chia-Hua Ho
  • Patent number: 10079064
    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: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Toru Tanzawa, Aaron Yip
  • Patent number: 10078894
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for restoring an image. The method and apparatus may detect boundary information associated with a boundary in an image, generate a reproducing kernel used to restore a hole in the image based on the detected boundary information, estimate hole information using the generated reproducing kernel, and restore the hole based on the estimated hole information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jong Chul Ye, Kyong Hwan Jin, Kyung Sang Kim
  • Patent number: 10079268
    Abstract: A memory device includes a first interconnect extending in a first direction, a first and a second semiconductor members extending in a second direction, a first and a second gate lines extending in a third direction, a second and a third interconnects extending in the second direction. The first and the second semiconductor members are arranged along the first direction, with first ends in the second direction connected to the first interconnect. The second interconnect is connected to a second end in the second direction of the first semiconductor member. The third interconnect is connected to a second end in the second direction of the second semiconductor member. The distance between the first interconnect and the first gate line is longer than the distance between the first interconnect and the second gate line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Okamoto, Hiroyuki Kutsukake, Akira Hokazono
  • Patent number: 10074406
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods related to performing logical operations using sensing circuitry. An example apparatus comprises an array of memory cells and sensing circuitry coupled to the array. The sensing circuitry can include a sense amplifier coupled to a pair of complementary sense lines and a compute component coupled to the sense amplifier via pass gates coupled to logical operation selection logic. The logical operation selection logic can be configured to control pass gates based on a selected logical operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen E. Hush
  • Patent number: 10074174
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprising: first image obtaining means for obtaining a first image of an object in a first shape state; imaging region setting means for setting an imaging region of the object in a second shape state; deformation information obtaining means for obtaining deformation information indicating deformation of the object from the second shape state to the first shape state; corresponding region calculating means for calculating a corresponding region that corresponds to the imaging region in the first shape state based on the deformation information; and display image generating means for generating a display image based on the first image and the corresponding region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takaaki Endo, Kiyohide Satoh
  • Patent number: 10074156
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprising: medical image obtaining means for obtaining a medical image of an object in a first shape state; deformation information obtaining means for obtaining deformation information indicating deformation of the object from the first shape state to a second shape state; imaging region setting means for setting an imaging region of the object in the second shape state; deformation image generating means for generating a conversion image by converting the medical image deformed based on the deformation information in accordance with the imaging region; and display image generating means for generating a display image by overlapping the conversion image and the imaging region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takaaki Endo, Kiyohide Satoh
  • Patent number: 10068660
    Abstract: We disclose methods, apparatus, and systems for improving semiconductor device writeability through bias temperature instability. Such a device may comprise a plurality of cells of an array, wherein each of the cells comprises a pass gate and a latch; a plurality of word lines, wherein each word line comprises a supply voltage line (VCS) which supplies voltage to each latch of a first number of cells; an array VCS driver electrically connected to each VCS; and a control line configured to provide an operational array supply voltage, a first array supply voltage, or a second array supply voltage to each VCS through the array VCS driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Akhilesh Gautam, Randy W. Mann, William McMahon, Yoann Mamy Randriamihaja, Yuncheng Song
  • Patent number: 10068332
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for processing a CT (Computed Tomography) image are provided. An example method includes accessing an original CT image that is reconstructed from a first set of raw data and includes windmill artifacts, generating a high-frequency image by processing the original CT image, generating a low-frequency image by processing a plurality of thick images reconstructed from a second set of raw data and combining the plurality of processed thick images, the second set of raw data including the first set of raw data and each of the plurality of thick images including substantially no windmill artifacts, generating an intermediate image by synthesizing the high-frequency image and the low-frequency image, and obtaining a target CT image based on the generated intermediate image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Shenyang Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han Zheng, Shanshan Lou