Patents Examined by Wesley Tucker
  • Patent number: 9959549
    Abstract: Mental state data is gathered from a plurality of people and analyzed in order to determine mental state information. Metrics are generated based on the mental state information gathered as the people view media presentations. Norms, defined as the quantitative measures of the mental states of a plurality of people as they view the media presentation, are determined based on the mental state information metrics. The norms can be determined based on various viewer criteria including country of residence, demographic group, or device type on which the media presentation is viewed. Responses to new media are then compared against norms to determine the effectiveness of the new media presentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Affectiva, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Kodra, Rana el Kaliouby, Timothy Peacock, Gregory Poulin
  • Patent number: 9940695
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a method for ensuring perfect stitching of a subject's images in a real-site image stitching operation, which enables an electronic device to read two real-site images which are taken respectively of different parts of the same site and each of which has an overlap area of a common subject; to determine and choose an optimal stitching path bypassing the subject; to construct a mask diagram such that, within a difference diagram of the overlap areas, the farther a pixel on one side of the optimal stitching path is from the optimal stitching path, the greater the pixel's value, and the farther a pixel on the other side of the optimal stitching path is from the optimal stitching path, the smaller the pixel's value; and to stitch and fuse the overlap areas together through a fusion algorithm, with the mask diagram serving as a weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: MULTIMEDIA IMAGE SOLUTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Hua Lei, Jin Wang
  • Patent number: 9928587
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided the autocentering, autofocusing, acquiring, decoding, aligning, analyzing and exchanging among various parties, images, where the images are of arrays of signals associated with ligand-receptor interactions, and more particularly, ligand-receptor interactions where a multitude of receptors are associated with microparticles or microbeads. The beads are encoded to indicate the identity of the receptor attached, and therefore, an assay image and decoding image are aligned to effect the decoding. The images or data extracted from such images can be exchanged between de-centralized assay locations and a centralized location where the data are analyzed to indicate assay results. Access to data can be restricted to authorized parties in possession of certain encoding information, so as to preserve confidentiality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: BioArray Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Seul, Xiongwu Xia, Chiu Chau, Scott Determan
  • Patent number: 9928589
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for supporting acquisition of a multi-parametric image are provided. An apparatus for supporting acquisition of a multi-parametric image includes: a disease selector configured to select a suspected disease of a patient based on patient information; and an image selector configured to determine a set of imaging conditions of a multi-parametric magnetic resonance image corresponding to the suspected disease based on a multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-Yong Lee, Yeong-Kyeong Seong, Jong-Ha Lee
  • Patent number: 9913483
    Abstract: This invention relates to method of automatically cutting a meat product, in particular beef tenderloin, having a thumb-like part extending away from a head part of the meat product towards a tail part such that the meat product has a V-shape. The method includes conveying a meat product to be cut, obtaining image data of the meat product, determining a boundary position between a thumb-like part and a head part of the meat product, and utilizing the image data in instructing a cutting unit to cut the meat product into portions, where the cutting includes cutting on both sides of the boundary position such that the resulting portion fulfills a pre-defined criteria including a criteria indicating the extent of the thumb-like part in the resulting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Marel A/S
    Inventors: Jesper Ågård Vuholm, Henrik Thrysoe, Johan Enevoldsen
  • Patent number: 9898644
    Abstract: A touch panel with fingerprint identification function includes a glass substrate, a fingerprint identification device, a packaging layer, an optical adhesive layer and a sealing layer. The glass substrate has a visible section, a non-visible section and a first plane face. The non-visible section is formed with a recess having a bottom side. The fingerprint identification device is disposed in the recess, having a substrate having a first side. A silicon substrate is disposed on the first side and electrically connected to the substrate via a wire. Multiple fingerprint identification chips are disposed on one side of the silicon substrate. The packaging layer encloses the wire, the substrate and an exposed section of the silicon substrate. The optical adhesive layer is disposed between the fingerprint identification device and the bottom side of the recess. The sealing layer seals the fingerprint identification device in the recess of the glass substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Chih-Chung Lin
  • Patent number: 9892307
    Abstract: An optical fingerprint imaging system and an optical assembly are provided. The optical fingerprint imaging system includes: a sensor including a substrate and a photosensitive layer, wherein the substrate has a first surface and a second surface which is opposite to and lower than the first surface, and the photosensitive layer is in contact with the first surface of the substrate; a light source disposed at a position lower than the first surface and higher than the second surface, and light emitted from the light source is adapted to be guided by the substrate of the sensor to the first surface of the substrate; and a mounting element adapted to mount the light source at a fixed position. Accordingly, the optical fingerprint imaging system has high light use efficiency and stable light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Shanghai Oxi Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yong Han, Hong Zhu, Wei Fang, Yan Ling
  • Patent number: 9892345
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining from an online social media site a plurality of instances of images of objects associated with a person; analyzing with a data processor the plurality of instances of the images with a plurality of predetermined style classifiers to obtain a score for each image for each style classifier; and determining with the data processor, based on the obtained scores, a likely preference of the person for a particular style of object. The plurality of instances of images of objects associated with the person can be images that were posted, shared or pinned by person, and images that the person expressed a preference for. In a non-limiting embodiment the object is clothing, and the style can include a fashion style or fashion genre including color preferences. A system and a computer program product to perform the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard T. Goodwin, Pu Huang, Ying Li
  • Patent number: 9892306
    Abstract: A device and method for direct optical recording of live skin areas, particularly of fingerprints or handprints, is disclosed. A novel possibility for direct optical recording of human skin prints with forensic quality where interference through ambient light is excluded is achieved in that, from a skin area to be recorded, image data of a calibration image generated under homogeneous illumination from an areal source and ambient light that may be present are read out from the sensor array, an adapted illumination pattern is calculated by means of the stored calibration image such that, through application of the adapted illumination pattern, a two-dimensionally structured illumination pattern is generated to minimize the influence of the ambient light and to homogenize the illumination at least of the deposited skin print, wherein an illumination array is controlled in individual light-emitting elements or in groups of light-emitting elements with the calculated illumination pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: JENETRIC GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Hillmann, Joerg Reinhold, Dirk Morgeneier
  • Patent number: 9886753
    Abstract: A method for controlling the functional output of a verification tool upon receipt of a circuit description comprises searching for a predetermined base pattern in the circuit description. The method further comprises searching for predetermined sub-patterns that are assigned to the base pattern, in the circuit description. The method further comprises the validation of each found sub-pattern based on a predetermined rule to minimize the set of reported errors that based on verification of the circuit description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahantesh Narwade, Namit Gupta, Kaushik De, Rajarshi Mukherjee, Suman Nandan, Subhamoy Pal
  • Patent number: 9874950
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, involving: receiving, at a device, handwriting input from a user; detecting, using a processor, a location of at least a part of the handwriting input; and providing, on a display device, at least one adaptive line to guide the handwriting input; wherein the at least one adaptive line is positioned based on the location of at least a part of the handwriting input. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianbang Zhang, Steven Richard Perrin, Russell Speight VanBlon, Joshua Neil Novak
  • Patent number: 9865047
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing improved wafer geometry measurements are disclosed. A wafer geometry measurement system may utilize techniques that enable the wafer geometry measurement system to identify and reduce wafer surface errors caused by structures such as patterns on the wafers being measured. The wafer geometry measurement system may also utilize techniques that enable the wafer geometry measurement system to accurately reconstruct patterned wafer surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Haiguang Chen, Jaydeep Sinha, Enrique Chavez, Sathish Veeraraghavan
  • Patent number: 9860553
    Abstract: Techniques related to detecting local change in video are discussed. Such techniques may include determining inlier and outlier keypoints for a current frame of a video sequence based on inlier keypoints from previous frames, detecting a region of local change based on outlier keypoints of the current and previous frames, and providing an indicator of local change based on the detected region of local change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Dmitri Bitouk, Artem Zinevich
  • Patent number: 9839946
    Abstract: A system for the detection of foreign object debris material on a surface of a composite part being manufactured. A platform is configured to move over the surface. A thermal excitation source is fixed to the platform and configured to direct infrared radiation across the surface. An infrared camera is also fixed to the platform and configured to scan the surface as the platform moves over the surface to detect and output a signal proportional to infrared radiation emitted by the surface and/or by any foreign object debris material on the surface in response to the infrared radiation from the excitation source. A controller is coupled to the excitation source and to the infrared camera and is configured to compare the signal from the infrared camera with a first predetermined threshold signal to detect if any foreign object debris material is located on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Morteza Safai, Jeffrey G. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9842278
    Abstract: A method and an image analysis system including an orientation correction processor (OCP), a spatial sensor, and an analytics unit for detecting a target object from an image and validating the detection of the target object are provided. The OCP receives and processes image data from a series of image frames captured by an image sensor and spatial data from the spatial sensor. The OCP generates orientation data using the image data, the spatial data, timestamp data, and lens data of the image sensor. The OCP generates resultant image data by associating the generated orientation data with the received and processed image data simultaneously for each image frame. The analytics unit, in communication with the OCP, processes and analyzes the generated resultant image data with reference to an analytic dataset library to detect the target object from the image and validate the detection of the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Tend Insights, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Cheng, Herman Yau
  • Patent number: 9836640
    Abstract: A face detector training method, a face detection method, and apparatuses are provided. In the present invention, during a training phase, a flexible block based local binary pattern feature and a corresponding second classifier are constructed, appropriate second classifiers are searched for to generate multiple first classifiers, and multiple layers of first classifiers that are obtained by using a cascading method form a final face detector; and during a detection phase, face detection is performed on a to-be-detected image by using a first classifier or a face detector that is learned during a training process, so that a face is differentiated from a non-face, and a face detection result is combined and output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Zhenhua Chai, Zhijun Du
  • Patent number: 9824438
    Abstract: In a method for testing an agricultural spraying device (1) which comprises a plurality of nozzles (3) that are arranged at a spacing from one other and spray a liquid, which is supplied under pressure, in a defined atomizing cone (8), a region, near the nozzle, of the atomizing cone (8) of each individual nozzle (3) is optically recorded, in a direction perpendicular to the central axis of the atomizing cone (8), by means of a recording device (6) having a digital camera (7), and is stored as a digital image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Andreas Reichhardt
  • Patent number: 9805261
    Abstract: An unmanned autonomous vehicle assessment and reporting system may conduct patch scan analyses of a roof. Damage points on the roof may be evaluated for severity and assigned a severity value. A remediation status may be objectively developed for one or more faces of the roof based on the number of damage points within a patch region of a defined size and the severity value of each of the damage points within the patch region. A visualization system may overlay markings, such as color-coded markings, to display a representation of a roof, patch regions, damage points, and/or severity values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: Jim Loveland, Leif Larson, Dan Christiansen, Tad Christiansen, Cam Christiansen
  • Patent number: 9792423
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for electronic authentication. A modified electronic image is generated by altering at least a pixel of an electronic image. The electronic image is an image that has been previously viewed by a user during a setup process. In response to receiving an authentication request from the user, the modified electronic image is displayed to the user via an electronic display along with one or more other electronic images. A determination is made as to whether the user is able to recognize the modified electronic image. In response to determination that the user is able to recognize the modified electronic image, the authenticating request is granted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: William Joseph Leddy
  • Patent number: 9792664
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to video analysis, and more particularly to systems and methods for mapping object co-ordinates from a video frame view to real world co-ordinates using perspective transformation. In one embodiment, a processor-implemented video frame coordinate transformation method is disclosed. The method may include obtaining an image from an image capture device and identifying, via one or more hardware processors, an object depicted in the image. Further, the method may include determining image-frame object coordinates for the object, and selecting one of a plurality of coordinate transformation matrices associated with the image capture device, based on the image-frame object coordinates for the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Akash Gupta, Rinku Vatnani, Krupal Chandresh Modi, Akbar Abdulmalik Ladak