Patents Examined by Yon J. Couso
  • Patent number: 10346999
    Abstract: A system and method for measuring distances related to a target object depicted in an image and the construction and delivery of supplemental window materials for fenestration. A captured digital image is obtained containing a scene with a target object whose dimension is to be measured. The digital image may contain a target object dimension identified by one or more ancillary objects and a reference object in the same or different planes. Image processing is performed to find the reference object using known fiducial patterns printed on the reference object, metadata supplied by a user and/or by the detection of colored papers in the scene of the captured image. Adhering objects aid in keeping the reference object applied to an item in the scene such as a wall, while contrast objects aid the image processing to locate the reference object in low contrast reference object/background situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: WEXENERGY INNOVATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ronald M. Wexler, John P. Spence
  • Patent number: 10331852
    Abstract: An MRI image processing and analysis system may identify instances of structure in MRI flow data, e.g., coherency, derive contours and/or clinical markers based on the identified structures. The system may be remotely located from one or more MRI acquisition systems, and perform: error detection and/or correction on MRI data sets (e.g., phase error correction, phase aliasing, signal unwrapping, and/or on other artifacts); segmentation; visualization of flow (e.g., velocity, arterial versus venous flow, shunts) superimposed on anatomical structure, quantification; verification; and/or generation of patient specific 4-D flow protocols. A protected health information (PHI) service is provided which de-identifies medical study data and allows medical providers to control PHI data, and uploads the de-identified data to an analytics service provider (ASP) system. A web application is provided which merges the PHI data with the de-identified data while keeping control of the PHI data with the medical provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Arterys Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Dormer, Hussein Patni, Darryl Bidulock, John Axerio-Cilies, Torin Arni Taerum
  • Patent number: 10334210
    Abstract: A facility, comprising systems and methods, for providing enhanced situational awareness to captured image data is disclosed. The disclosed techniques are used in conjunction with image data, such as a real-time or near real-time image stream captured by a camera attached to an unmanned system, previously captured image data, rendered image data, etc. The facility enhances situational awareness by projecting overlays onto captured video data or “wrapping” captured image data with previously-captured and/or “synthetic world” information, such as satellite images, computer-generated images, wire models, textured surfaces, and so on. The facility also provides enhanced zoom techniques that allow a user to quickly zoom in on an object or area of interest using a combined optical and digital zoom technique. Additionally, the facility provides a digital lead indicator designed to reduce operator-induced oscillations in commanding an image capturing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Insitu, Inc.
    Inventors: Darcy Davidson, Jr., Theodore T. Trowbridge
  • Patent number: 10332268
    Abstract: Coordinates on a two-dimensional image that respectively correspond to points on a three-dimensional space that configures an object included in a field of view based on a viewpoint are specified. A depth map is generated based on a result of assignment processing that assigns distance information of a first point corresponding to first coordinates to a first area including the first coordinates and assigns distance information of a second point corresponding to second coordinates to a second area including the second coordinates, the first and second coordinates belonging to coordinates on the two-dimensional image. A distance from the viewpoint to the first point is longer than a distance from the viewpoint to the second point, and the first area is smaller than the second area. The points configuring the object include the first and second points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinari Higaki, Tatsuro Koizumi, Tomohiro Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 10332259
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus inputs image data representing a plurality of images from mutually different viewpoints, estimates first information indicating a disparity between the plurality of images by comparing image regions each having a first size between the plurality of images, and identifies image regions each having a second size different from the first size, between the plurality of images, based on the first information estimated. The estimation estimates second information indicating the magnitude of a disparity between the plurality of images in the identified image regions by comparing the image regions each having the second size between the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nishiyama, Koichi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10311340
    Abstract: Provided are an object recognition integration device and an object recognition integration method, which are capable of integrating pieces of detection data that are detected by a respective plurality of sensors in consideration of an inaccuracy of identification of objects. An association relationship between measurement data and previous object data is determined based on an object type and a certainty for each object type candidate contained in measurement data generated for each of the plurality of sensors, and an object type and a certainty for each object type candidate contained in the previous object data. Then, association data is generated by associating the measurement data and the previous object data, which are determined as having “possibility of association”, with each other, to thereby generate current object data by updating the previous object data with use of the association data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori Mori
  • Patent number: 10311564
    Abstract: An image processing device is provided with a storage unit configured to store for each model among a plurality of models, a model template obtained by reducing a model image; an image reduction unit configured to reduce an input image by the reduction ratio for each model; and a search unit configured to search for the location of a model in an input image on the basis of a reduced input image and a model template. The storage unit stores model templates for at least two of the models wherein said model templates are obtained by reducing the model images by the same reduction ratio; and The image reduction unit processes the at least two models jointly. The image processing device is hereby capable of high-speed identification and recognition of a plurality of models from an input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinori Konishi
  • Patent number: 10303948
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a photo processing method and an apparatus for grouping photos into photo albums based on facial recognition results. The method includes: performing face detection on multiple photos, to obtain a face image feature set, each face image feature in the face image feature set corresponding to one of the multiple photos; determining a face-level similarity for each pair of face image features in the face image feature set; determining a photo-level similarity between each pair of photos in the multiple photos in accordance with their associated face-level similarities; generating a photo set for each target photo in the multiple photos, wherein any photo-level similarity between the target photo and another photo in the photo set exceeds a predefined photo-level threshold; and generating a label for each photo set using photographing location and photographing time information associated with the photos in the photo set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Guofu Tan
  • Patent number: 10304908
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for image processing, comprising: transforming RGB luminance input values of each of pixels in an image into coordinate values in a uniform color space; moving the coordinates of each of pixels in the uniform color space a setting distance based on luminous efficiencies of RGBW and a replacement ratio of W; the setting distance being set so as to satisfy that a color difference between RGB luminance values transformed from the moved coordinate values in the uniform color space and the respective RGB luminance input values of each of pixels is less than a preset value, in order to maintain image quality; and the setting distance being set so as to satisfy that the minimum of the transformed RGB luminance values is greater than the minimum of the RGB luminance input values. In this way, power consumption is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Szuheng Tseng
  • Patent number: 10297026
    Abstract: Tracking of a defined area over a series of video frames that compose a video is provided. Various rules regulate the identification of a reference area to be tracked and the determination of subsequent areas that correspond to the reference areas over a series of respective images included the series of video frames. Metadata indicative of placement of a subsequent area in a subsequent image can be updated and retained. A mask video that can permit avoiding or otherwise mitigating occlusion of foreground elements of the subsequent image also can be updated and retained. Such metadata and mask video can permit injecting customized content into the video for which the reference area is tracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac M. Jordan, Christopher de Beer, Shane Girish
  • Patent number: 10291893
    Abstract: A diagnosis support apparatus for diagnosing a lesion based on a captured image composed of a multi-valued image, the apparatus includes a dermoscope-equipped image capturing device which captures the captured image; a storage device which stores the captured image; a display which displays the captured image stored in the storage device; and a processor which, under control of a stored program, processes the captured image stored in the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuyasu Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10289925
    Abstract: Combined color and depth data for a field of view is received. Thereafter, using at least one bounding polygon algorithm, at least one proposed bounding polygon is defined for the field of view. It can then be determined, using a binary classifier having at least one machine learning model trained using a plurality of images of known objects, whether each proposed bounding polygon encapsulates an object. The image data within each bounding polygon that is determined to encapsulate an object can then be provided to a first object classifier having at least one machine learning model trained using a plurality of images of known objects, to classify the object encapsulated within the respective bounding polygon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Waqas Ahmad Farooqi, Jonas Lipps, Eckehard Schmidt, Thomas Fricke, Nemrude Verzano
  • Patent number: 10282836
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of image analysis is provided. The method includes binning image data into a plurality of sinogram frames, identifying a plurality of initial stationary frames by applying a first analysis technique on the plurality of binned sinogram frames, extracting a plurality of first statistical parameters applying a second analysis technique on the plurality of binned sinogram frames, combining the plurality of first statistical parameters with boundaries of plurality of initial stationary frames to generate a presentation of a joint analysis combining at least some of the plurality of the first statistical parameters and at least some of the plurality of the second statistical parameter, identifying a plurality of final stationary frames from the presentation of the joint analysis, independently reconstructing each of the plurality of final stationary frames, and registering each of the plurality of final stationary frames to a first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Hariharan Ravishankar, Ravindra Mohan Manjeshwar, Floribertus PM Heukensfeldt Jansen, Michel Souheil Tohme
  • Patent number: 10268901
    Abstract: An image processing system includes a processor and optical flow (OF) determination logic for quantifying relative motion of a feature present in a first frame of video and a second frame of video that provide at least one of temporally and spatially ordered images with respect to the two frames of video. The OF determination logic configures the processor to implement performing OF estimation between the first frame and second frame using a pyramidal block matching (PBM) method to generate an initial optical flow (OF) estimate at a base pyramid level having integer pixel resolution, and refining the initial OF estimate using at least one pass of a modified Lucas-Kanade (LK) method to provide a revised OF estimate having fractional pixel resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hrushikesh Tukaram Garud, Manu Mathew, Soyeb Noormohammed Nagori
  • Patent number: 10268947
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide various examples of a face detection system, based on using a small-scale hardware convolutional neural network (CNN) module configured into a multi-task cascaded CNN. In some embodiments, a subimage-based CNN system can be configured to be equivalent to a large-scale CNN that processes the entire input image without partitioning such that the output of the subimage-based CNN system can be exactly identical to the output of the large-scale CNN. Based on this observation, some embodiments of this patent disclosure make use of the subimage-based CNN system and technique on one or more stages of a cascaded CNN or a multitask cascaded CNN (MTCNN) so that a larger input image to a given stage of the cascaded CNN or the MTCNN can be partitioned into a set of subimages of a smaller size. As a result, each stage of the cascaded CNN or the MTCNN can use the same small-scale hardware CNN module that is associated with a maximum input image size constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Altum View Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Xing Wang, Mehdi Seyfi, Minghua Chen, Him Wai Ng, Jie Liang
  • Patent number: 10269092
    Abstract: The provided is an image processing device, an image processing method, and a program that can solve the above described problems and can normalize the distortion in the a fisheye image without being influenced by receiving the influence of the a fisheye optical system even when the positional relationship between the an optical axis of the a fisheye camera and the a plane to which the an object is grounded does not satisfy a certain conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke Yoshimi
  • Patent number: 10269108
    Abstract: A method of improved quality inspection includes (i) receiving a first command to capture a first image of a surface of a product, (ii) positioning, by actuating a plurality of rotatable joints, a camera at a first position that is substantially adjacent to the surface of the product, and capturing the first image of the surface of the product. The method further includes, after capturing the first image: (i) processing the first image to identify a defect in the first image and a relative location of the defect in the first image, and (ii) determining a second position of the camera in accordance with the first position of the camera and the relative location of the defect in the first image, and (iii) repositioning, by actuating the plurality of rotatable joints, the camera from the first position to the second position. The method further includes capturing the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongyan Wang, Haisong Gu, Tao Liu
  • Patent number: 10262757
    Abstract: A system includes a microscope configured to magnify a pathology sample, a camera positioned to record magnified pathology images from the microscope, a pathology database including reference pathology images, and a display configured to show the magnified pathology images. A processing apparatus is coupled to the camera, the pathology database, and the display. The processing apparatus includes instructions that when executed by the processing apparatus cause the system to perform operations. The operations include comparing the magnified pathology images to the reference pathology images included in the pathology database; identifying one or more regions of interest in the magnified pathology images; and alerting, using the display, a user of the microscope to the one or more regions of interest in the magnified pathology images while the pathology sample is being magnified with the microscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventor: Joëlle K. Barral
  • Patent number: 10255517
    Abstract: A feature amount, and context information representing a context regarding an image are obtained from the image. The first likelihood indicating the likelihood at which the image is an image of a specific object is obtained from the feature amount. The second likelihood indicating the likelihood at which the image is an image of the specific object is obtained from the context information. Whether the image is an image of the specific object is identified using the first likelihood and the second likelihood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 10249032
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to combination of images. A method according to an embodiment comprises: receiving a visual image and an infrared (IR) image of a scene and for a portion of said IR image extracting high spatial frequency content from a corresponding portion of said visual image. The method according to the embodiment further comprises combining said extracted high spatial frequency content from said portion of the visual image with said portion of the IR image, to generate a combined image, wherein the contrast and/or resolution in the portion of the IR image is increased compared to the contrast and/or resolution of said received IR image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FLIR Systems AB
    Inventor: Katrin Strandemar