Patents by Inventor Jui-Hsin Lai

Jui-Hsin Lai has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210334877
    Abstract: A system and a method for recommending a set of fashion items. The method includes: providing fashion categories, fashion graphs each corresponding to one fashion category, and fitting formulas for each fashion graph; receiving a query fashion item having a query fashion attribute; selecting a fashion category, where the query fashion attribute in the selected fashion category has a highest number of fashion items; performing a similarity search between image of the query fashion item and images of fashion items in the fitting formulas; mapping the searched fitting formula to the fashion graph of the selected fashion category to obtain nodes matching the fashion items in the searched fitting formula; and recommending the set of fashion items respectively selected from fashion items in the matched nodes. The fitting formulas are generated based on co-appearance of fashion items from any two nodes of the corresponding fashion graph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Jui-Hsin Lai, Guanghan Ning, Guifang Dong, Jia Lin, Zijing Zou, Chi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11120595
    Abstract: In a face swap method carried out by an electronic device, a first head image is segmented from a destination image. First facial landmarks and a first hair mask are obtained according to the first head image. A second head image is segmented from a source image. Second facial landmarks and a second hair mask are obtained according to the second head image. If at least one eye landmark in the second facial landmarks is covered by hair, the second head image and the second hair mask are processed and repaired so as to obtain a swapped-face image with eyes not covered by hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Ping An Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinghong Miao, Yuchuan Gou, Minghao Li, Jui-Hsin Lai, Bo Gong, Mei Han
  • Patent number: 11120069
    Abstract: A query image is obtained. In a database including a plurality of reference image graphs, at least one of the reference image graphs, with feature vectors similar to the query image, is identified. Image querying is carried out by graph traversal on the at least one of the reference image graphs with the feature vectors similar to the query image. An image from the at least one of the reference image graphs having a highest matching score in the graph traversal is returned as a response to the query image. techniques for building the database are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jui-Hsin Lai, Ching-Yung Lin, Lifeng Nai, Yinglong Xia
  • Patent number: 11093832
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for optimizing a convolutional neural network (CNN). A respective measure of importance is calculated for each of a plurality of elements within a CNN. A first one of the measures of importance is calculated by back propagating a second one of the measures of importance through the CNN. One or more of the plurality of elements is pruned from the CNN, based on the calculated measures of importance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Fu Chen, Jui-Hsin Lai, Ching-Yung Lin, Guangnan Ye, Ruichi Yu
  • Publication number: 20210201544
    Abstract: In a face swap method carried out by an electronic device, a first head image is segmented from a destination image. First facial landmarks and a first hair mask are obtained according to the first head image. A second head image is segmented from a source image. Second facial landmarks and a second hair mask are obtained according to the second head image. If at least one eye landmark in the second facial landmarks is covered by hair, the second head image and the second hair mask are processed and repaired so as to obtain a swapped-face image with eyes not covered by hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Jinghong Miao, Yuchuan Gou, Minghao Li, Jui-Hsin Lai, Bo Gong, Mei Han
  • Patent number: 11043301
    Abstract: Methods and systems for activity monitoring include capturing an infrared image of an environment that comprises at least one patient being monitored and at least one infrared-emitting tag. A relationship between the patient being monitored and the at least one infrared-emitting tag is determined. An activity conducted by the patient being monitored is determined based on the relationship between the patient being monitored and the at least one infrared-emitting tag. A course of treatment for the patient being monitored is adjusted based on the determined activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Li-Wen Hung, Jui-Hsin Lai
  • Publication number: 20210157832
    Abstract: A Resilient Distributed Dataset (RDD) processing method, system, and computer program product include sending a differential portion of a message from a receiver to a sender along with information of a global identifier of an RDD and differential values after matching incoming message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Jui-Hsin Lai, Lifeng Nail, Toyotaro Suzumura, Yinglong Xia
  • Patent number: 10952669
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for monitoring eating behavior are disclosed. A wearable device including an imaging sensor, an electromyography (EMG) sensor, and a processing unit is configured to collect EMG data via the EMG sensor, transmit the EMG data to a computing device, receive a control signal to capture one or more images via the imaging sensor, capture, one or more images, and transmit the one or more images. A computing device is disclosed including a processor and a memory containing a machine learning model and computer program code that, when executed, performs an operation. The operation includes receiving EMG data, processing the EMG data as input to a trained machine learning model, transmitting the control signal to capture one or more images via the imaging sensor, receiving the one or more images, and determining nutritional content of the food or beverage using the one or more images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Conglei Shi, Yinglong Xia, Jui-Hsin Lai, Yu Ma
  • Patent number: 10940554
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating a probe are described. In an example, a structure may be formed on a surface of a substrate. The structure may include the probe, a hinge, and an anchor arranged linearly, where an angle is formed between the probe and the hinge. The hinge may be positioned between the probe and the anchor, and the structure may be parallel to the substrate. An amount of solder may be deposited on an area of the structure that spans from a portion of the probe to a portion of the anchor, and across the hinge. The deposited solder may be reshaped by an execution of a solder reflow process. The reshape of the deposited solder may cause the probe to rotate about the hinge in order to reduce the angle between the probe and the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Li-Wen Hung, Jui-Hsin Lai, Chia-Yu Chen, Ko-Tao Lee
  • Patent number: 10936644
    Abstract: A Resilient Distributed Dataset (RDD) processing method, system, and computer program product include sending a different portion including a global identifier and different values of a message from a receiver to a sender and at a receiver side, an already-processed message is extracted from an RDD object repository corresponding to the global identifier of the different portion and the incoming differential portion is applied to the already-processed message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jui-Hsin Lai, Lifeng Nail, Toyotaro Suzumura, Yinglong Xia
  • Publication number: 20210035187
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory computer readable medium for item recommendation based on visual elements. The method includes: determining, by one or more processors, visual elements from an item image of an item; generating, by the one or more processors, an element descriptor for the item based on at least a part of the visual elements; and calculating, by the one or more processors, a compatibility value between the element descriptor and one or more other element descriptors for one or more other items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Guanghan Ning, Xiaofan Zhang, Jui-Hsin Lai, Chi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10835156
    Abstract: A thermal tag for activity monitoring. The thermal tag includes a base layer having a plurality of metal lines to provide a conductive path, and a pattern layer having one or more infrared emitting features positioned over portions of the conductive path, wherein at least one infrared emitting feature couples to the conductive path to emit a predetermined infrared pattern in accordance with nearby activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Li-Wen Hung, Jui-Hsin Lai
  • Patent number: 10785052
    Abstract: A remote control system detects a directional signal at an alerting sensor package; activates an appliance to accept a control signal in response to the directional signal; accepts the control signal at the appliance from a muscle sensor package; and adjusts operation of the appliance in response to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jui-Hsin Lai, Lifeng Nai, Toyotaro Suzumura, Yinglong Xia
  • Patent number: 10701261
    Abstract: A method includes analyzing a preview image made by an image sensor when operating in a preview image mode to determine if the preview image contains some portion that corresponds to information that is considered not subject to being imaged. The method further includes, if it is determined that the preview image does comprise some image portion that corresponds to information that is considered not subject to being imaged, disabling the image sensor from capturing an image that would correspond to the preview image. Analyzing can include accessing a data storage that contains representations of information that is considered not subject to being imaged for comparison with image features extracted from the preview image, where the data storage is at least one of contained in a device that also contains the image sensor, or is located remotely from the device and can be accessed via a wireless connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jui-Hsin Lai, Ching-Yung Lin, Wan-Yi Lin
  • Publication number: 20200171593
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating a probe are described. In an example, a structure may be formed on a surface of a substrate. The structure may include the probe, a hinge, and an anchor arranged linearly, where an angle is formed between the probe and the hinge. The hinge may be positioned between the probe and the anchor, and the structure may be parallel to the substrate. An amount of solder may be deposited on an area of the structure that spans from a portion of the probe to a portion of the anchor, and across the hinge. The deposited solder may be reshaped by an execution of a solder reflow process. The reshape of the deposited solder may cause the probe to rotate about the hinge in order to reduce the angle between the probe and the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Li-Wen Hung, Jui-Hsin Lai, Chia-Yu Chen, Ko-Tao Lee
  • Publication number: 20200151556
    Abstract: A Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) device in a binary neural network is provided. The SRAM device includes an SRAM inference engine having an SRAM computation architecture with a forward path that include multiple SRAM cells. The multiple SRAM cells are configured to form a chain of SRAM cells such that an output of a given one of the multiple SRAM cells is an input to a following one of the multiple SRAM cells. The SRAM computation architecture is configured to compute a prediction from an input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Chia-Yu Chen, Jui-Hsin Lai, Ko-Tao Lee, Li-Wen Hung
  • Patent number: 10579583
    Abstract: A random number signal generator used for performing dropout or weight initialization for a node in a neural network. The random number signal generator includes a transistor which generates a random noise signal. The transistor includes a substrate, source and drain regions formed in the substrate, a first insulating layer formed over a channel of the transistor, a first trapping layer formed over the first insulating layer, a second insulating layer formed over the first trapping layer, and a second trapping layer formed over the second insulating layer. One or more traps in the first and second trapping layers are configured to capture or release one or more carriers flowing through the channel region. The random noise signal is generated as a function of one or more carrier being captured or released by the one or more traps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Yu Chen, Pierce I-Jen Chuang, Li-Wen Hung, Jui-Hsin Lai
  • Publication number: 20200058394
    Abstract: Methods and systems for activity monitoring include capturing an infrared image of an environment that comprises at least one patient being monitored and at least one infrared-emitting tag. A relationship between the patient being monitored and the at least one infrared-emitting tag is determined. An activity conducted by the patient being monitored is determined based on the relationship between the patient being monitored and the at least one infrared-emitting tag. A course of treatment for the patient being monitored is adjusted based on the determined activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Li-Wen Hung, Jui-Hsin Lai
  • Patent number: 10552486
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and system for determination of critical parts and component correlations in a circuit using a correlation graph and centrality analysis including; receiving a circuit layout portion of a larger circuit layout, converting the circuit layout portion into a correlation graph representing components as nodes and connecting wires as edges, determining, using ground truth and Naïve Bayes to determine correlation weighting, scaling the correlation graph to represent the larger circuit, and presenting the larger correlation graph on a graphical user interface (GUI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Yu Chen, Pei-Yun Hsueh, Jui-Hsin Lai, Yinglong Xia
  • Patent number: 10522251
    Abstract: Methods and systems for activity monitoring include capturing an infrared image of an environment that comprises at least one patient being monitored and at least one infrared-emitting tag. A relationship between the patient being monitored and the at least one infrared-emitting tag is determined. An activity conducted by the patient being monitored is determined based on the relationship between the patient being monitored and the at least one infrared-emitting tag. A course of treatment for the patient being monitored is adjusted based on the determined activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Li-Wen Hung, Jui-Hsin Lai