Human Body Observation Patents (Class 348/77)
  • Patent number: 10852904
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relates to an electronic device and a method for providing a user interface (UI). The electronic device for providing a UI comprises: a display for displaying a UI: and a processor connected to the display, wherein the processor is configured to: display a UI including an object, having a first size, for executing at least one function of an application which is executed by the electronic device; detect an moment of the electronic device on the basis of data acquired through a sensor of the electronic device; and display a UI including the object, the size of which is changed from the first size in the UI to a second size, on the basis of the detected movement and information indicating the frequency of user inputs detected from the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Damian Miroslaw Sepczuk
  • Patent number: 10856097
    Abstract: Left and right ear HRTF coefficients are determined for an end user, one each for each of a plurality of head orientations, and provided to the end user on a portable recording medium, or via the Internet, etc. The user can then implement the files on audio played on the user's headphones, with the file corresponding to the user's head orientation being selected as the user moves his head to ensure the sound as perceived by the user remains emanating from a fixed external location. The user's personal HRTF may be generated using panoramic images of the ears, such as multiple 2D images or 3D imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Gregory Peter Carlsson
  • Patent number: 10853679
    Abstract: In a watching assistance system that assists watching over a subject on a bed, a region setting unit performs processing of receiving a region setting image captured by an imaging device, specifying an approximate position of the bed from the region setting image by object detection, and specifying a bed region by extracting a contour of the bed from a local range including the approximate position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoaki Tanaka, Jumpei Matsunaga, Shinji Takahashi, Tatsuya Murakami
  • Patent number: 10852127
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and method, data, and a recording medium by which the invisibility of corresponding point detection can be improved. A pattern picked up image obtained by image pickup, by an image pickup section, of a predetermined structured light pattern projected by a projection section and having a plurality of, for example, patterns 101-1 and 102-2 and so forth, each of which has a luminance distribution of a Gaussian function like, for example, a curve 102-1 or 102-2, disposed therein, is used to detect corresponding points between a projection image projected by the projection section and a picked up image picked up by the image pickup section. The present disclosure can be applied, for example, to an image processing apparatus, a projection apparatus, an image pickup apparatus, a projection image pickup apparatus, a control apparatus, a projection image pickup system and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yugo Katsuki, Yohsuke Kaji, Naoki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10846323
    Abstract: In a database, product image data is accumulated. A search portion acquires product image data having the image characteristics information that is the same as or similar to the image characteristics information that indicates the characteristics of the image of input image data from the database for the input image data. A search server outputs information on another product that is different from the product corresponding to the product image data together with the product image data acquired by the search portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideya Inoue, Toru Iwaoka, Michiko Noborisaka, Masayuki Hatori, Tomohide Hamada, Yutaka Iwasaki, Hideki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10821301
    Abstract: A system that assists in treatment includes circuitry configured to generate three-dimensional body data of a patient using data obtained from a three-dimensional measurement unit, obtain a tomographic image of the patient from a body tomographic measurement apparatus, execute an examination assist process, which aligns the three-dimensional body data with the tomographic image, execute a treatment plan assist process, which make a treatment plan that specifies a posture of the patient when treatment is performed using the tomographic image and the three-dimensional body data that are aligned with each other, and execute a treatment assist process, which outputs a treatment instruction based on the posture specified in the treatment plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: MIZUHO INFORMATION & RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORP HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Teiji Nishio, Akito Saito, Yasushi Nagata, Makiko Suitani, Daiki Hashimoto, Takeshi Nagata, Hidemasa Maekawa
  • Patent number: 10824886
    Abstract: An occupant monitoring device for a vehicle in which an occupant sits on a seat provided in an occupant compartment includes an imaging device and a plurality of light projectors. The imaging device is configured to capture an image of a plurality of occupants sitting side-by-side in a vehicle width direction. The plurality of light projectors are provided in correspondence with a plurality of seat positions of the seat and are configured to project light toward the seated occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota Nakamura, Kenshi Eda, Keita Onishi, Masayuki Marubashi
  • Patent number: 10816177
    Abstract: A treadmill includes a frame. The frame includes a first side member, a second side member, and a cross-member coupled to and extending between the first side member and the second side member. The treadmill also includes a belt coupled to the frame and configured to rotate about the cross-member. The treadmill also includes a light source coupled to the first side member, the second side member, and the cross-member and a controller configured to control the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Woodway USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G. Bayerlein, Nicholas A. Oblamski, Derek T. Jordan, Joseph W. Martin
  • Patent number: 10817594
    Abstract: A method of authenticating a user of a wearable electronic device includes emitting light into a dorsal side of a forearm near a wrist of the user; receiving, using a light field camera, remissions of the light from the dorsal side of the forearm near the wrist of the user; generating a light field image from the remissions of the light; performing a synthetic focusing operation on the light field image to construct at least one image of at least one layer of the forearm near the wrist; extracting a set of features from the at least one image; determining whether the set of features matches a reference set of features; and authenticating the user based on the matching. In some embodiments, the method may further include compensating for a tilt of the light field camera prior to or while performing the synthetic focusing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dale Setlak, Giovanni Gozzini, Manohar B. Srikanth, Mohammad Yeke Yazdandoost
  • Patent number: 10806532
    Abstract: A surgical simulation device includes a support structure and animal tissue carried in a tray. A simulated human skeleton is carried by the support structure above the animal tissue and includes simulated human skin. A camera images the animal tissue and an image processor receives images of markers positioned on the ribs and animal tissue and forms a three-dimensional wireframe image. An operating table is adjacent a local robotic surgery station as part of a robotic surgery station and includes at least one patient support configured to support the patient during robotic surgery. At least one patient force/torque sensor is coupled to the at least one patient support and configured to sense at least one of force and torque experienced by the patient during robotic surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: KINDHEART, INC.
    Inventors: W. Andrew Grubbs, Samuel D. Drew
  • Patent number: 10805757
    Abstract: A method is provided for generating a personalized Head Related Transfer Function (HRTF). The method can include capturing an image of an ear using a portable device, auto-scaling the captured image to determine physical geometries of the ear and obtaining a personalized HRTF based on the determined physical geometries of the ear. In addition, a system and a method in association with the system are also provided for customizing audio experience. Customization of audio experience can be based on derivation of at least one customized audio response characteristic which can be applied to an audio device used by a person. Finally, methods and systems are provided for rendering audio over headphones with head tracking enabled by, for example, exploiting efficiencies in creating databases and filters for use in filtering 3D audio sources for more realistic audio rendering and also allowing greater head movement to enhance the spatial audio perception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Creative Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Teck Chee Lee, Desmond Hii
  • Patent number: 10803539
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a portable device, information associated with a traveler. The information includes information from a passport of the traveler, a photograph of the traveler, and travel-related information associated with the traveler. The method also includes wirelessly transmitting at least a portion of the information to an external system and receiving a disposition code from the external system. The disposition code indicates whether the traveler is allowed to pass a customs/border enforcement area or is required to enter the customs/border enforcement area for additional processing. The method further includes presenting the disposition code or information associated with the disposition code on a display of the portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board
    Inventors: John M. Parrish, Kelly C. Tuggle, Stephen Shaffer
  • Patent number: 10799109
    Abstract: A process is provided for conducting an eye examination using a mobile device, the process comprising capturing a first image of an object using a camera of a mobile device set to a fixed focusing distance; determining, with reference to the first image, an absolute size of the object; capturing a second image of the object using the camera of the mobile device; determining, with reference to the second image, a distance from the mobile device to the object; providing an indication via the mobile device to move the mobile device relative to the object; and receiving input from the mobile device in response to the eye examination program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: JAND, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Carrafa, David Howard Goldberg
  • Patent number: 10798517
    Abstract: An out-of-head localization filter determination system according to an embodiment includes headphones, a microphone unit, an out-of-head localization device, and a server device. The out-of-head localization device transmits user data based on measurement data to the server. The server device includes a data storage unit configured to store a plurality of first and second preset data acquired for a plurality of persons being measured, a comparison unit configured to compare the user data with the plurality of second preset data, and an extraction unit configured to extract first preset data from the plurality of first preset data based on a comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Hisako Murata, Masaya Konishi, Takahiro Gejo, Kuniaki Takachi, Yumi Fujii, Takayuki Uchida
  • Patent number: 10791269
    Abstract: Provided are an operation method for a camera operation apparatus, the method including the steps of: obtaining a bio-signal of a user from a wearable sensor; determining, based on the bio-signal, whether a state of a user is a stable state; setting the camera to a low power mode if the state of the user is a stable state; determining the type of bio-signal if the state of the user is not a stable state; and setting the camera to a mode in accordance with the type of the bio-signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min Gyu Lee, Mee Jee Jeong, Il Hwang Cha, Hyun Gyu Lee
  • Patent number: 10788892
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for eye tracking in near-eye display devices. In some embodiments, an illuminator for eye tracking is provided. The illuminator includes a light source configured to be positioned within a field of view of an eye of a user; a first reflector configured to shadow the light source from a field of view of a camera; and a second reflector configured to receive light from the light source that is reflected by the eye of the user, and to direct the light toward the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Robin Sharma, Andrew John Ouderkirk, Qi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10779774
    Abstract: A method for positioning a body region of a patient for a radiography acquisition by a radiography system includes providing an examination requirement for the body region, pre-positioning the body region in the radiography system for the radiography acquisition, pre-positioning an acquisition unit of the radiography system for the radiography acquisition, producing a three-dimensional positioning acquisition of the body region using a 3D camera system, and producing a preview image from the three-dimensional positioning acquisition. A patient model is generated from the three-dimensional positioning acquisition and the preview image is produced from the patient model, and the preview image depicts a representation as if made using the acquisition unit of the radiography system. The method further includes outputting at least one of the preview image and positioning information based on the preview image. Another embodiment may use an apparatus and computer readable medium to execute the method above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GMBH
    Inventors: Clemens Joerger, Ralf Nanke, Susanne Oepping
  • Patent number: 10783528
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for targeting marketing content to a user. A user's photographic likeness, in some embodiments as a still image, live moving image, or animated moving image, are altered to simulate the application of selected marketing content onto the photographic likeness. The marketing content is selected from a set of marketing content comprising input color, marketing content associated with an advertisement, or marketing content associated with a set of search results. The marketing content is selected based on a comparison of a user profile to target profiles of the set of marketing content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: FACECAKE MARKETING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Linda Smith
  • Patent number: 10747343
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel displaying an image on one surface thereof, a substrate including a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface faces the display panel, and a first touch sensor provided between the display panel and the substrate, wherein the substrate includes a recess on the first surface, and the first touch sensor is arranged on at least a portion of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byeong Hee Won, Hye Yong Chu, Young Chan Kim, Byung Han Yoo, Won Sang Park
  • Patent number: 10748017
    Abstract: The present teachings provides a palm vein identification device and a palm vein identification method. The method may comprise: acquiring a target palm vein image of a user; extracting a region of interest (ROI) from the target palm vein image of the user; acquiring feature data corresponding to the ROI, wherein the feature data are obtained by binarization processing; and comparing the feature data corresponding to the target palm vein image against feature data corresponding to a registered original palm vein image to perform identification on the target palm vein image of the user, wherein the feature data corresponding to the registered original palm vein image are obtained by calculation in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ZKTECO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Quanhong Che, Shukai Chen
  • Patent number: 10747371
    Abstract: A method to detect a finger press in an augmented reality (AR) workspace. The method includes obtaining, using an image sensor, an image of the AR workspace, where the image includes an icon of a graphic user interface (GUI), where the GUI is hovered over by a hand of a user, extracting, by a computer processor based at least on a skin tone color filter, a hand candidate from the image of the AR workspace, extracting, by the computer processor based on a pre-determined confidence measure, a finger candidate from a contour of the hand candidate, and detecting, by the computer processor based on a location of the finger candidate with respect to the icon of the GUI, the finger press performed by the hand of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Jie Kulbida
  • Patent number: 10737140
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tracking user movement during physical fitness activities are presented. A camera tracks movements of objects of interest in a field of view thereof during an exercise routine to log, instruct and provide feedback data to assist the user in reaching fitness goals. The user can also share his data with friends or teammates, for example through social media or in a client-server environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Catalyft Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Rothman, Nathaniel Rodman
  • Patent number: 10733781
    Abstract: A virtual reality apparatus comprises an image generator to generate images representing a virtual environment, for display to a user by a head mountable display to be worn by that user. The virtual environment includes an avatar representation of the user positioned within the virtual environment so that the user's viewpoint of the virtual environment substantially corresponds to the viewpoint of the avatar corresponding to that user. One or more user controls are provided with which predetermined inputs may be selected by the user. The image generator is responsive to selection of a predetermined input by the user to correspondingly configure a face of the avatar representing that user. The image generator is arranged to generate respective facial configurations of the avatar for display to other users viewing the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited
    Inventors: Martin Shenton, Martin Echenique, Claire Blackshaw, Elisheva Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10726245
    Abstract: An infrared face authentication system and method, having an infrared lamp, a camera having at least infrared responsive pixels proximate to the infrared lamp and a processor connected to the infrared lamp and camera, wherein the infrared lamp and camera are responsive to the processor, wherein the processor receives a facial image from the camera illuminated by the infrared lamp and determines whether the facial image is comprised of epidermis and if the facial image is comprised of epidermis whether the facial image matches an enrolled facial image and if the facial image matches the enrolled facial image an authentication is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Black Sesame International Holding Limited
    Inventor: Di Wen
  • Patent number: 10715520
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media decentralizes biometric enrollment. A server receives a request to enroll a user for biometric authentication in association with a unique ID, generates an activation code corresponding to the unique ID, and sends the activation code to the user. A user device receives and validates the activation code. If the activation code is valid, the user device is enabled to: capture at least one biometric image, and to send the biometric image to the server. The server receives at least one biometric image from the user device in response to the activation code and extracts features from at least one biometric image to generate a biometric template based upon the extracted features to enroll the user for biometric authentication without requiring the user to visit a central location to provide at least one biometric image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sumeet Bhatt, Ashfaq Kamal, Robert D. Reany
  • Patent number: 10699101
    Abstract: A system for detecting a person being interested in a target includes a camera configured to capture an image of a location in front of a target area, a memory configured to store instructions and position information with respect to the target area, and a processor that executes the instructions to perform operations including receiving the image from the camera, detecting a face of person within the image, detecting a face direction in accordance with the detected face, and determining whether the person looks at the target area in accordance with the detected face direction and the stored position information with respect to the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Thilmee Malinda Baduge
  • Patent number: 10691919
    Abstract: A system and method for selectively enrolling new pattern information in a way that reduces incorrect mapping or reduces overuse of previously mapped pattern information using a multi-match model. A method for dynamically enrolling a pattern-under-test into a pattern template, the pattern template including a set of template elements, may include a) determining a number N of template elements of the set of template elements matched by the pattern-under-test, wherein N is greater than one; b) establishing a multi-match mode for a dynamic enrollment of the pattern-under-test into the pattern template; and c) enrolling dynamically the pattern-under-test responsive to the multi-match mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: IDEX ASA
    Inventor: Roger A. Bauchspies
  • Patent number: 10694018
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for controlling a running status of a wearable electronic device, where the method includes determining a posture of a wearable electronic device, where the posture includes a stationary posture and a moving posture, and controlling a running status of the wearable electronic device according to the posture. According to the method and the apparatus for controlling a running status of a wearable electronic device, the posture of the wearable electronic device is monitored using, for example, a gyroscope signal from a mobile phone, whether a user is using the wearable electronic device is determined, and the running status of the wearable electronic device is determined without using a light sensor, which reduces manufacturing costs of the wearable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junteng Kang
  • Patent number: 10692268
    Abstract: A virtual reality apparatus comprises an image generator to generate images representing a virtual environment, for display to a user by a head mountable display to be worn by that user. The virtual environment includes an avatar representation of the user positioned within the virtual environment so that the user's viewpoint of the virtual environment substantially corresponds to the viewpoint of the avatar corresponding to that user. One or more user controls are provided with which predetermined inputs may be selected by the user. The image generator is responsive to selection of a predetermined input by the user to correspondingly configure a face of the avatar representing that user. The image generator is arranged to generate respective facial configurations of the avatar for display to other users viewing the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited
    Inventors: Martin Shenton, Martin Echenique, Claire Blackshaw, Elisheva Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10682074
    Abstract: A smart phone is used to accomplish measurement of a wound surface area, when at least one flat marker device, which is a predefined reference, is placed near the wound and photographed by a smart phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: DermaGenesis, LLC
    Inventor: Tianning Xu
  • Patent number: 10685205
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes an optical sensor, the optical sensor comprising a lighting device configured to emit light, a sensor layer including an array of sensors configured to detect first image information corresponding to an object from light reflected by the object, and a filter layer including openings configured to transmit the light reflected by the object, the filter layer disposed on the sensor layer, wherein the first image information is different from an image of the object identified with naked eyes. The electronic device may be diversified according to embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Eui Lee, Young-Min Seo, Young-Soo Lee, Yong-Cheol Park, Bong-Jae Rhee
  • Patent number: 10680121
    Abstract: An optical fingerprint sensor is provided. The optical fingerprint sensor includes a sensing module. The sensing module includes a light sensing layer and a light filter layer disposed above the light sensing layer. The light sensing layer includes a plurality of photo detectors arranged in a sensing array. The light filter layer includes a plurality of collimators. The collimators are divided into a plurality of collimator groups corresponding to the photo detectors, and the number of collimator groups is equal to the number of photo detectors. Each of the collimator groups comprises the same number of collimators arranged in a specific pattern and disposed above the corresponding photo detector. The photo detectors receive reflected light from a user's finger through the collimators of the corresponding collimator groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: EGIS TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Hsiang Huang, Tong-Long Fu, Chen-Chih Fan
  • Patent number: 10678378
    Abstract: The invention provides an optical fingerprint sensor including: an image sensing layer having an array composed of a plurality of sensing blocks; a collimating layer disposed on the image sensing layer and having a plurality of through holes penetrating from the top surface to the bottom surface of the collimating layer; a light guiding layer disposed in the collimating layer, and a glass cover layer disposed on the light guiding layer, the top surface of the glass cover layer receiving a finger touch, wherein the image resolution of the optical fingerprint sensor is defined by the number of sensing blocks, and there are a plurality of through holes directly above each of the sensing blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SILICON OPTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Xinping He
  • Patent number: 10679058
    Abstract: A wearable apparatus is provided for capturing and processing images from an environment of a user. In one implementation, the wearable apparatus is used for identifying a contextual situation related to a wearer. The wearable apparatus includes a wearable image sensor configured to capture a plurality of images from an environment of the wearer. The wearable apparatus further includes at least one processing device. The at least one processing device is programmed to analyze the plurality of images to identify the contextual situation related to the wearer; determine information associated with the contextual situation; and cause the transmitter to transmit the determined information to a device paired with the wearable apparatus to cause the paired device to provide at least one alert to the wearer based on the determined information associated with the contextual situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: OrCam Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonatan Wexler, Amnon Shashua
  • Patent number: 10671153
    Abstract: Each user terminal apparatus is connected with a service business enterprise system by a connection business enterprise system in a state that a live image can mutually be transmitted through the service business enterprise system. An user beforehand sets its live image to be appropriately utilized as an advertisement medium, and chooses selling goods to be advertised. A live image transmitted from the user terminal apparatus of the user who performed the aforesaid setting receives a superposed image, for example, by the superposing the T shirt of the user or the like with the image signal of the selling goods as the advertisement object in the service business enterprise system, and then the processed live image signal is transmitted to the user terminal apparatus of a communication companion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motoki Nakade, Jun Tanaka, Yoshito Shiraishi, Etsuo Kuroda
  • Patent number: 10659908
    Abstract: An image of a pinna is captured. Based on the image of the pinna, a non-linear transfer function is determined which characterizes how sound is transformed at the pinna. A signal is output indicative of one or more audio cues to facilitate spatial localization of sound via the pinna, where the one or more audio cues is based on the non-linear transfer function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: EmbodyVR, Inc.
    Inventor: Kapil Jain
  • Patent number: 10646167
    Abstract: A device, system and a method extract physiological information indicative of at least one vital sign of a subject. To provide a high motion robustness, an input interface is configured to obtain at least two detection signals derived from detected electromagnetic radiation transmitted through or reflected from a skin region of a subject. Each detection signal includes wavelength-dependent reflection or transmission information in a different wavelength channel. At least two pulse signals are computed from said at least two detection signals using different signature vectors for the computation of each pulse signal. Quality indicator values are computed for the pulse signals indicating a characteristic of the respective pulse signal. Physiological information indicative of at least one vital sign is derived from the signature vector resulting in the pulse signal with the best quality indicator value and/or from the pulse signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Gerard De Haan
  • Patent number: 10646101
    Abstract: A medication confirmation method and apparatus for confirming administration of medication employing an inhalable medication administration apparatus. The method of an embodiment of the invention includes the steps of capturing one or more video sequences of a user administering medication employing the inhalable medication administration apparatus, storing the captured one or more video sequences, capturing one or more audio sequences of the user administering medication employing the inhalable medication administration apparatus and storing the captured one or more audio sequences. At least one of the stored video sequences and at least one of the stored audio sequences are then analyzed to confirm that the user has properly administered the medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AIC Innovations Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Hanina, Gordon Kessler, Lei Guan, Dehua Lai
  • Patent number: 10628733
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for reinforcement learning using goals and observations. One of the methods includes receiving an observation characterizing a current state of the environment; receiving a goal characterizing a target state from a set of target states of the environment; processing the observation using an observation neural network to generate a numeric representation of the observation; processing the goal using a goal neural network to generate a numeric representation of the goal; combining the numeric representation of the observation and the numeric representation of the goal to generate a combined representation; processing the combined representation using an action score neural network to generate a respective score for each action in the predetermined set of actions; and selecting the action to be performed using the respective scores for the actions in the predetermined set of actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: DeepMind Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Tom Schaul, Daniel George Horgan, Karol Gregor, David Silver
  • Patent number: 10621409
    Abstract: An apparatus for identifying a fake fingerprint includes a housing, a prism, a first light source unit, a second light source unit, a sensor unit and a control unit. The prism is disposed in the internal space of the housing. The first light source unit irradiates light in the internal space to allow the light to pass through the prism. The second light source unit irradiates light to allow the light not to pass the prism. The sensor unit acquires a first image through the first light source unit and a second image through the second light source unit. The control unit identifies a fake fingerprint on the basis of a result acquired by comparing the first image and the second image. The housing includes a light irradiating unit that fixes and supports the second light source unit to form a predetermined angle with the fingerprint contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SUPREMA INC.
    Inventors: Youngmin Kim, Jong Woo Lee, Daejin Kwon, Bong Seop Song, Jae Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10617291
    Abstract: Disclosed are laryngoscopes and other devices that include both a visualization feature and a suction component, to eliminate debris and bodily fluids and secretions that may accumulate on the visualization component. The devices may include one or more of the fluid intake ports that may be sized and located proximate to the operational ends of the visual-aid components, e.g., the camera lens or LED, to maintain a clean field of view for operation of the component. The internal passageways of the device are configured, dimensioned and/or shaped to facilitate desired fluid flow characteristics, flow rate, and/or pressure rates and facilitate methods of manufacturing the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INSCOPE MEDICAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Adam Casson
  • Patent number: 10621424
    Abstract: A multi-level state detecting system includes an image capture device for capturing an image of a subject; a site detecting unit for detecting a person in the image; a face recognition unit for detecting a face in the image via a face recognition database; a multi-level state identification unit for determining corresponding state and probability of the subject; a neural network prediction model database storing trained neural network prediction model associated with state classifications, the multi-level state identification unit identifying corresponding state of the subject when the face recognition unit does not detect the face; and a multi-level state updating unit for generating a final state according to a current state and at least one previous state received from the multi-level state identification unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Zhao-Yuan Lin
  • Patent number: 10616425
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus of an embodiment includes a sensor unit, an operation identification unit, and an object detection unit. The sensor unit receives an electromagnetic wave and outputs information indicating a physical quantity of the received electromagnetic wave. The operation identification unit identifies an input operation to its own apparatus, based on the information indicating the physical quantity of the electromagnetic wave. The object detection unit detects the presence or absence of an object around its own apparatus, based on the information indicating the physical quantity of the electromagnetic wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10616560
    Abstract: A system includes a first scanner having an inflatable membrane configured to be inflated with a medium to conform an exterior surface of the inflatable membrane to an interior shape of a cavity. The medium attenuates, at first rate per unit length, light having a first optical wavelength, and attenuates, at a second rate per unit length, light having a second optical wavelength. An emitter is configured to generate light to illuminate the interior surface and a detector is configured to receive light from the interior surface. The scanner further includes a processor configured to generate a first electronic representation of the interior shape based on the light. A design computer is configured to modify the first electronic representation into a three-dimensional shape corresponding to at least a portion of the interior shape and a fabricator configured to fabricate, based at least on the modified first electronic representation, an earbud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LANTOS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert J. Fei, Michael L. Rishton, Jonathan Aguilar, Lydia Gregoret, Keith Guggenberger, Brett Zubiate, Brian J. Fligor, Xiaowei Chen, David J. Wilfert
  • Patent number: 10607503
    Abstract: A blush guide device is provided to guide a user to draw a blush. The blush guide device includes an image capturing unit, a processing unit and a display unit. The image capturing unit captures a user face image. The processing unit receives the user face image, and obtains a plurality of face feature points according to the user face image. The processing unit performs calculation according to the face feature points to obtain at least one blush guide block. The display unit displays the user face image and the corresponding blush guide block, and guides the user to put on makeup to the blush guide block. The disclosure further provides a blush guide method adapted to the blush guide device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: CAL-COMP BIG DATA, INC.
    Inventors: Shyh-Yong Shen, Min-Chang Chi, Cheng-Hsuan Tsai
  • Patent number: 10599933
    Abstract: A biometric image capturing apparatus includes an irradiating unit configured to irradiate a subject with light, a camera configured to capture an image of the subject, a polarizing unit which is disposed on an optical path between the irradiating unit and the camera, and configured to allow passage of light in a first polarization direction and light in a second polarization direction, a processor configured to perform computation using a first image captured by the camera according to the light in the first polarization direction that has passed through the polarizing unit and a second image captured by the camera according to the light in the second polarization direction that has passed through the polarizing unit, and to determine whether the subject is a biological body according to a result of the computation performed by the computing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Soichi Hama, Takahiro Aoki, Isao Iwaguchi
  • Patent number: 10599143
    Abstract: A system may include one or more sensors configured to acquire data associated with a driver of a vehicle and a processor. The processor may receive the data and determine whether the data is within a baseline data associated with expected behavior of the driver. The processor may then control one or more operations of the vehicle in response to the data being outside the baseline data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Kade L. Scott, Benjamin D. Ethington, Richard Daniel Graham, Matthew T. Flachsbart
  • Patent number: 10600204
    Abstract: A system and a method are described for preventing pressure ulcers in a medical care environment by monitoring adherence to a pressure ulcer prevention protocol. The method also includes identifying a first subset of pixels from the plurality of potential locations as representing a bed and/or a seating platform. The method also includes identifying a second subset of pixels within the field of view of the camera as representing an object (e.g., a subject, such as a patient, medical personnel; bed; chair; patient tray; medical equipment; etc.) proximal to the bed and/or seating platform. The method also includes determining an orientation of the object with respect to the bed and/or seating platform, and determining changes in the orientation and/or position of the object over a period of time. In implementations, the method further includes issuing an electronic communication alert based upon the determined orientation and/or position of the object over the period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ocuvera
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Rush, Joshua M. Brown-Kramer, Lucas A. Sabalka, Brian S. Gansemer, Clay T. Upton, Paul B. Bauer, Andrew R. Unterseher, Benjamin J. Origas, Douglas W. Durham
  • Patent number: 10592728
    Abstract: A method for enhancing user liveness detection is provided that includes calculating, by a computing device, parameters for each frame in a video of captured face biometric data. Each parameter results from movement of at least one of the computing device and the biometric data during capture of the biometric data. The method also includes creating a signal for each parameter and calculating a similarity score. The similarity score indicates the similarity between the signals. Moreover, the method includes determining the user is live when the similarity score is at least equal to a threshold score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: DAON HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Mircea Ionita
  • Patent number: 10593044
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a depth image acquisition unit configured to acquire a depth image from a measurement apparatus that has measured a distance to an object, an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a captured image from an image capturing apparatus that has captured an image of the object, and an estimation unit configured to estimate a shape of the object based on the depth image and the captured image. The estimation unit acquires information about a contour of the object from the captured image, corrects the information about the contour based on the depth image, and estimates the shape of the object based on the corrected information about the contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keita Masuda