Patents Examined by Wesley Tucker
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9773150
    Abstract: A method for evaluating an individual fingerprint template by using a remote dataset, comprising the steps of capturing a fingerprint representation by a fingerprint reader on a device, extracting significant data from the captured fingerprint representation, thereby creating an individual fingerprint template for the captured fingerprint representation, transmitting the individual fingerprint template from the device to a remote dataset comprising a plurality of fingerprint templates, determining an impostor score distribution for the individual fingerprint template, determining a security threshold for the individual fingerprint template, and transmitting the determined security threshold to the device. The advantage of the invention is that an individual security threshold can be set for a user, which will improve the FAR distribution of a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: FINGERPRINT CARDS AB
    Inventor: Eric Setterberg
  • Patent number: 9769453
    Abstract: A method including determining an aggregate cost for pixels in a frame under construction; applying a disparity computation for the pixels in the frame under construction; and storing the frame in a memory. Determining the aggregate cost for the pixels in a frame under construction includes use of at least one previous aggregate cost for the pixels in a previous frame, where the aggregate cost is determined with use of edge-aware filtering and a minimum spanning tree (MST). The disparity computation includes use of a confidence based temporal filtering of disparities at least partially using a disparity computation for the pixels in the previous frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Veldandi Muninder, Hoseok Chang
  • Patent number: 9767533
    Abstract: Techniques for image resolution enhancement based on data from related images are described. In one or more implementations, a cropped image and each related image from a set of the related images are divided into blocks that each include a subset of pixels. In at least some implementations, the blocks in the related images have features that match features of respective counterpart blocks in the cropped image. Then, blocks in the related images that have a relatively higher resolution than the respective counterpart blocks in the cropped image are determined. Based on this determination, one or more of the counterpart blocks in the cropped image are replaced with respective blocks from the related images to enhance the image resolution of at least a portion of the cropped image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Ajay Bedi, Sourabh Gupta, Saurabh Gupta
  • Patent number: 9753625
    Abstract: Image selection control techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a method is described to control image selection in a user interface of a computing device. An input is detected by the computing device involving interaction with a display of an image in a user interface. A pattern is identified by the computing device in a portion of the image that includes the detected input. One or more objects of the content are located by the computing device that include the identified pattern, at least one said object positioned outside the portion of the image used to perform the identifying. A selection of the image is created as having the located one or more objects by the computing device in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Sourabh Gupta, Saurabh Gupta, Ajay Bedi
  • Patent number: 9754154
    Abstract: A candidate human head is found in depth video using a head detector. A head region of light intensity video is spatially resolved with a three-dimensional location of the candidate human head in the depth video. Facial recognition is performed on the head region of the light intensity video using a face recognizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Robert M. Craig, Vladimir Tankovich, Craig Peeper, Ketan Dalal, Bhaven Dedhia, Casey Meekhof
  • Patent number: 9723992
    Abstract: Mental state analysis is performed by obtaining video of an individual as the individual interacts with a computer, either by performing various operations or by consuming a media presentation. The video is analyzed to determine eye-blink information on the individual, such as eye-blink rate or eye-blink duration. A mental state of the individual is then inferred based on the eye blink information. The blink-rate information and associated mental states can be used to modify an advertisement, a media presentation, or a digital game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Affectiva, Inc.
    Inventors: Thibaud Senechal, Rana el Kaliouby, Niels Haering
  • Patent number: 9727156
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for recognizing bio-data in an electronic device are provided. The method includes detecting an input via a sensor module, outputting guide information for bio-data recognition corresponding to the detected input, and detecting bio-data by using a bio-data detecting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-Bong Kim, Kyoung-Ok Kim, Hyeon-Ho Kim, Hyo-Jin Son, Yeun-Wook Lim
  • Patent number: 9715743
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include an apparatus including a memory storing instructions, and a control unit configured to execute the instructions to detect an image of an object of interest within an image of real space, detect an orientation of the real space object image with respect to a real space user perspective, generate a modified image comprising an image of a modified object, corresponding to the real space object, such that an orientation of the modified object image corresponds to a desired user perspective, and display the modified image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Kasahara, Ken Miyashita
  • Patent number: 9704239
    Abstract: A method includes, during an agitation period of an agitation profile, applying a motion to a transparent vessel containing a fluid, and while applying the motion; acquiring a sequence of original images of a portion of the transparent vessel; generating a background image from the sequence of original images; generating a resultant image from the background image and an original image in the sequence of original images; and identifying from the resultant image a particle in the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Graham Frank Milne, Dmitry Fradkin, Thomas Clark Pearson, Bonchull Chris Koo, Erwin Freund
  • Patent number: 9704011
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose an array substrate, a driving method thereof, and a display apparatus. A fingerprint recognition module can be arranged within a display region, so as to achieve a purpose of simplifying operations and manufacturing processes. The present disclosure provides an array substrate, the array substrate comprises a base on which gate lines and data lines as well as pixel units defined by the gate lines and the data lines are formed, and the plurality of fingerprint recognition circuits for performing fingerprint recognition are further formed on the base, the fingerprint recognition circuits are arranged within the pixel unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shengji Yang, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Yingming Liu, Hongjuan Liu
  • Patent number: 9697232
    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: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard T. Goodwin, Pu Huang, Ying Li