Patents Examined by Xin Jia
  • Patent number: 10812687
    Abstract: Some embodiments are provided for providing a wireless bridge to local devices on personal equipment systems. Personal equipment systems can include wireless communication systems that allow external systems, users, or both to communicate with and access data from local devices on the personal equipment systems. Personal equipment systems are provided having one or more local devices coupled thereto and in wired communication with one another. Personal equipment systems can include a wireless system and local devices attached to a headgear system, the local devices being in wired communication with one another and in wireless communication with external systems. The wireless communication system is configured to establish a wireless connection with external systems for communicating with and accessing local devices that are in wired communication with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: N2 Imaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Masarik, Matthew James Masarik
  • Patent number: 10810444
    Abstract: Automated capture of image data for points of interest may be implemented for points of interest in an environment external to a vehicle. Sensors implemented as part of a vehicle may collect sensor data for an environment. Processing of the sensor data may be performed to detect points of interest in the environment. In response to detecting a point of interest, image data may be captured by one or more of the sensors implemented at the vehicle. Different types of image data may be captured, such as panoramic images and three-dimensional reconstructions of a scene. Metadata may be generated for captured image data which may describe the point of interest that is captured by the image data. The image data and the metadata may be stored locally at the vehicle or to a remote data store. The image data may also be shared with other computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin B. Lyon, Ahmad Al-Dahle, Xinyu Xu
  • Patent number: 10810420
    Abstract: A system provides an end-to-end solution for invoice processing which includes reading invoices (both pdfs and images), extracting key relevant information from the face of invoices, organizing the relevant information in a structured template as a key-value pair, and comparing invoices based on the similarities between different invoice fields to identify potential duplicate invoices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Lokesh Bhatnagar, Himanshu Sharad Bhatt, Manoj Bhokardole, Gabriella P. Fitzgerald, Vinit Jain, Chetan Lohani, Shachindra Pandey, Gunjan Panwar, Shourya Roy, Di Xu
  • Patent number: 10805447
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile device vehicle apparatus comprising a housing portion having a wiring harness and a shelf portion having an inclined surface and lip, the lip extending away from the inclined surface, wherein the housing portion or the shelf portion further comprising a wireless data transmission module, a wiring harness, and a wireless charger; and wherein the wireless charger is provided behind the inclined surface of the shelf portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Vehroot, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas James Robillard, John Oliver Lindahl, Shaun Peter Trites, Benjamin Joseph Fisher
  • Patent number: 10795933
    Abstract: A solution for a video surveillance system and method that leverages a dynamic geographic footprint and supports an object-based query of archived video content is described. An exemplary embodiment of the solution receives video footage from any number of unrelated sources. The video footage is parsed for content and stored in a database in connection with data that identifies the content (object class, aspects of the object, confidence scores, time and location data, etc.). Advantageously, the video footage may be queried based on content of the video footage and not just time and location data. In this way, embodiments of the solution provide for efficient query and review of relevant video footage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FLOCK GROUP INC.
    Inventors: Garrett Langley, Matt Feury
  • Patent number: 10789435
    Abstract: An indicia-reading module is capable of integration into the smallest face of thin-profile smart device. The module employs chip-on-board packaging and a customized sensor enclosure to eliminate the stack-up height found in conventional packaging. The module also employs a customized frame to reduce volume by integrating circuit subassembly circuit boards into a unique architecture and by serving as the lenses for the illuminator and the aimer, thereby eliminating the need for any extra lenses or holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Chen Feng, Edward C. Bremer, Tao Xian, Sean Philip Kearney, Mehul Patel
  • Patent number: 10783713
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for enriching user sketched virtual objects in mixed reality scenes to provide more relevant content. Objects, including a virtual entity sketch and real and virtual objects, are identified in a mixed reality scene. The features for each of these objects are extracted, such as color, texture, parts, etc. A relative position and connectedness of the virtual entity sketch are computed with respect to the mixed reality scene as an object-object matrix using the extracted features. The object-object matrix is then augmented using open and closed regions of the mixed reality scene to create an inter-object relationship graph. The virtual entity sketch is then transmuted using the inter-object relationship graph. Content may then be retrieved using the transmuted virtual entity sketch. In this manner, content that is more relevant to the user can be retrieved based on augmenting and enriching the virtual entity sketch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Srikanth K. Murali, Padmanabha Venkatagiri Seshadri, Vijay Ekambaram, Shinoj Zacharias
  • Patent number: 10781692
    Abstract: A method for determining a property of a geological formation based on an optical image of rock samples taken from the formation is presented therein. The image comprises a plurality of pixels and the method comprises defining windows in the image, each window comprising predetermined number of pixels and being of a predetermined shape. The method also includes, for each window, extracting a rockprint value representative of the window. A rockprint comprises indicators for characterizing a texture of the window. The method also includes classifying the windows into categories of a predetermined set. Each category is representative of one type of rock and the classification is based on a comparison of the rockprint value of each window with rockprint values of images of reference rock samples for each category. Based on the classification, the method then includes determining the at least one property of the geological formation, ie the quantification of each type of rock in the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthias Francois, Josselin Kherroubi, Alexis He, Tetsushi Yamada, Quentin Corlay, Karim Bondabou
  • Patent number: 10783765
    Abstract: A falling detection method and an electronic system using the same are provided. The falling detection method includes: obtaining a video stream, and performing recognition on a person in an image of the video stream to obtain at least one human body feature; calculating based on the human body feature to obtain at least one falling related feature; calculating at least one movement trend in a plurality of directions of the person in the video stream by using an optical flow algorithm; inputting the falling related feature and the movement trend to a falling classifier, such that the falling classifier generates an output result indicating whether a falling event happens to the person; and sending an alarm according to the output result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Yen Chen, Yi-Sheng Chao
  • Patent number: 10776971
    Abstract: A spatial relationship is determined between a first image of a first region of a physical space, and a second image of a second region of that space; and the first and second images are thereby stitched together into a composite image comprising first and second areas derived from the first and second images respectively. Further, there is detected an embedded signal having been embedded in light illuminating at least part of the first region of the physical space upon capture of the first image, the embedded signal conveying metadata relating to at least part of the physical space. An effect applied to at least part of the first area of the composite image based on the detected metadata; and also, based on the detected metadata and on the determined spatial relationship between the first and second images, the effect is applied to at least part of the second area of the composite image that extends beyond the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Henricus Waltherus Van Eeuwijk, Robert Martinus Hendrikus Takken, Hilbrand Vanden Wyngaert, Huon Urbald Ogier Norbert Van De Laarschot
  • Patent number: 10769467
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes an input receiver, a template selector, and a tracker. The input receiver receives an input operation of a user. The template selector specifies at least one template out of a plurality of templates that are related to a shape of an object based on the input operation received by the input receiver. The tracker tracks the object in an image including the object by using the at least one template specified by the template selector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ryusuke Hirai, Yasunori Taguchi, Wataru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10769823
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a processing circuitry. The processing circuitry obtains an MR image acquired by a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and related to a brain. The processing circuitry divides a region of the brain in the MR image, into plural regions. The processing circuitry sets a parameter value used in generation of a calculated image generated by synthetic MRI and related to the brain, such that a relation of contrast among regions included in the plural regions becomes a predetermined relation. The processing circuitry generates the calculated image by the synthetic MRI, by using the MR image and the parameter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Takuma Igarashi, Ryo Shiroishi
  • Patent number: 10762377
    Abstract: A method processes scanned floating forms by comparing topological structures of an empty form and a corresponding filled form. The topological structure of each form includes vertical and horizontal ordered sequences of text phrases in the form, which describe directional relationships among text phrases but not their distances. A partial structure alignment method is used in the comparison, where insertions of text in the topological structure of the filled form relative to that of the empty form is not penalized, but deletions and substitutions are penalized. Based on this comparison, some text phrases in the filled form are matched to the those in the empty form, and unmatched text in the filled form is deemed user-filled data. The method further associates user-filled data with fields of the form based on a settings file of the empty form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventor: Maral Mesmakhosroshahi
  • Patent number: 10762396
    Abstract: Systems, methods, tangible non-transitory computer-readable media, and devices for autonomous vehicle operation are provided. For example, a computing system can receive object data that includes portions of sensor data. The computing system can determine, in a first stage of a multiple stage classification using hardware components, one or more first stage characteristics of the portions of sensor data based on a first machine-learned model. In a second stage of the multiple stage classification, the computing system can determine second stage characteristics of the portions of sensor data based on a second machine-learned model. The computing system can generate an object output based on the first stage characteristics and the second stage characteristics. The object output can include indications associated with detection of objects in the portions of sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: UTAC, LLC
    Inventors: Carlos Vallespi-Gonzalez, Joseph Lawrence Amato, George Totolos, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10762607
    Abstract: A method for masking sensitive data based on image recognition comprises: extracting initial image features of a to-be-processed image in multiple dimensions of features; reducing dimensions for the initial image features in the multiple dimensions of features, to obtain image features of the to-be-processed image in at least one dimension of sensitive data masking; identifying sensitive features of the to-be-processed image based on the image features in the at least one dimension of sensitive data masking; masking the sensitive data for the sensitive features of the to-be-processed image. The method for masking sensitive data based on image recognition realizes the sensitive data masking for images based on image recognition, and the efficiency of sensitive data masking is relatively high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Fuheng Xie, Kun Lian, Qingcheng Wei
  • Patent number: 10748314
    Abstract: A first generator stage of an image synthesis computer system generates an intermediate representation of an image that captures high-level structure of the image. The intermediate representation is generated from a random noise sample and without specific condition provided for the image. A second generator stage of the image synthesis computer system generates a conditional image based on i) the intermediate representation of the image and ii) a condition provided for the image, the condition specifying a desired style for the image. As a result, the conditional image is generated to match i) the high-level structure captured in the intermediate representation of the image and ii) the desired style specified by the condition provided for the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gang Hua, Navaneeth Kumar Bodla
  • Patent number: 10748294
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer-readable recording medium for image object tracking are provided. A video stream including a previous frame and a current frame is received, wherein the video stream is generated through photographing a space including a moving object by an image capturing device. A moving posture of the moving object determined according to the previous frame is obtained. Whether the moving posture of the moving object is a movement along a first direction or a movement along a second direction is determined. One of different tracking algorithms is selected for performing object tracking according to whether the moving posture of the moving object is the movement along the first direction or the movement along the second direction, to obtain an object feature region associated with the moving object in the current frame. The moving object in the space is tracked according to the object feature region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Ting-Feng Ju, Kuo-Hsien Lu
  • Patent number: 10748451
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating three-dimensional fluid flow simulations from two-dimensional (2D) image data are provided. Data is segmented from 2D images of a sample having a biological structure with fluid flow therethrough. Three-dimensional (3D) geometries are generated from the segmented data, and then a 3D reconstruction of the biological structure is generated from the 3D geometries. This 3D geometric computational analysis tool can be used to evaluate fluid dynamics and hemodynamics in the context of the structure anatomy and geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: DUKE UNIVERSITY, THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC.
    Inventors: Amanda Randles, Jane Leopold
  • Patent number: 10735044
    Abstract: An integrated front-end module (FEM) includes at least one power amplifier (PA) coupled to an antenna without inclusion of a switching element in a transmit signal path in the FEM between an output of the PA and the antenna. The FEM further includes at least one low-noise amplifier (LNA) and a switching circuit coupled in a receive signal path of the FEM between the antenna and an input of the LNA. The switching circuit is configured in a first mode to disable the PA and to connect the input of the LNA to the antenna for receiving signals from the antenna. The switching circuit is configured in a second mode to disconnect the input of the LNA from the antenna and to enable the PA for transmitting signals to the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: COOLSTAR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Shuming Xu
  • Patent number: 10726288
    Abstract: A contrast sensor for evaluating identification markings and a method of evaluating identification markings on detecting objects using a contrast sensor, having at least one light transmitter and at least one light receiver, with the light receiver having a single photodiode; having a control and evaluation unit for evaluating the light receiver signal of the light receiver, and having an output for a sensor signal that is formed by the control and evaluation unit on the basis of the light receiver signal, wherein the identification marking has lettering or a marking; an elongate illumination field is projected by the light transmitter onto a region of the identification marking narrow in the direction of movement; and the control and evaluation unit compares a reception signal sequence having a plurality of contrast transitions with a stored reception signal sequence and outputs the sensor signal in dependence on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SICK AG
    Inventors: G√ľnter Hirt, Simone Schwarz, Alexander Bierbaum