Applications Patents (Class 382/100)
  • Patent number: 10015483
    Abstract: Disclosure is directed to determining a condition of the television receiver and communicating information regarding that condition to end-points that are external to the television receiver. The television receiver may create a two-dimensional barcode with information regarding the receiver condition and output the two-dimensional barcode for display on a display device. Once displayed on the display device, the two-dimensional barcode may be scanned into a mobile device where the information regarding the receiver condition may be stored, processed and/or forwarded to another location or device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: DISH Technologies LLC.
    Inventors: Germar Schaefer, Danny J. Minnick
  • Patent number: 10013623
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for enabling a primary device to track a secondary device. The method comprises determining a frequency at which a marker is being displayed with media content on the secondary device; capturing images using the primary device at the frequency at which the marker is being displayed; and providing an output on the primary device while the marker is being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: David Ryan Walker, Steven Henry Fyke
  • Patent number: 10009503
    Abstract: First shapes are removed from a first area of intersecting line patterns, and a first security pattern is added to only the first shapes. Second shapes are removed from the first area and the first security pattern, and a second security pattern is added to only the second shapes. The first and second security patterns include the intersecting line patterns phase shifted along first and second vectors. Overlap areas where the first shapes and the second shapes overlap are removed, and a third security pattern is added to only the overlap areas. The third security pattern includes altered first parallel lines and altered second parallel lines of the intersecting line patterns. A screen in a first orientation reveals a distinction between the first area and the first shapes, and the screen rotated reveals a distinction between the first area and the second shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Edward N. Chapman
  • Patent number: 10003931
    Abstract: Proposed is a method for retrieval of unrecalled AD which was missed by the viewer from fixing it in a specific APP by pushing an activation button on the mobile electronic device at the time of visual demonstration seen by the viewer. The method consists of the opening an owner's account on the Internet server linked with the APP; composing a listing of the sequential groups of the visual digital signals; activating the system within a certain time “t” after completion of a selected portion of the series of digital signals which includes the AD being sought, reproducing the listing of the sequential groups of visual digital signals on the mobile electronic communication device, selecting a group that corresponds to the unrecalled AD; and reproducing the selected group on the mobile electronic communication device for viewing the unrecalled AD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: INTAP
    Inventors: Sergey Anikin, Irina Anikina
  • Patent number: 10002325
    Abstract: Techniques for analyzing and synthesizing complex knowledge representations (KRs) may utilize an atomic knowledge representation model including both an elemental data structure and knowledge processing rules stored as machine-readable data and/or programming instructions. One or more of the knowledge processing rules may be applied to analyze an input complex KR to deconstruct its complex concepts and/or concept relationships to elemental concepts and/or concept relationships to be included in the elemental data structure. One or more of the knowledge processing rules may be applied to synthesize an output complex KR from the stored elemental data structure in accordance with context information. Methods of populating an elemental data structure and methods of synthesizing complex KRs from the elemental data structure may rely on linguistic inference rules and/or elemental inference rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: PRIMAL FUSION INC.
    Inventors: Peter Joseph Sweeney, Ihab Francis Ilyas, Wu Zhou, Wayne Oldford
  • Patent number: 10002413
    Abstract: An example method of recovering a planar projection in a captured image. The example method includes selecting displaced points in the captured image. The example method also includes recovering an affine transform of a quasi-periodic object for each of the displaced points based on peak locations of Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) of the captured image. The example method also includes combining each of the affine transforms for the displaced points to recover the planar projection and correct for perspective distortion in the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen Pollard, Robert Ulichney, Matthew D Gaubatz
  • Patent number: 10001401
    Abstract: A method of configuring an electronic level gauge (ELG) includes with an ELG configuration tool including a GUI having a user interface. A processor implements an enhancement algorithm and a simulator. A tank library includes a plurality of tank shapes. The user interface receives application configuration information including a selection of a tank shape, a mounting location for positioning the ELG, and at least one process detail. The simulator generates a calculated strength of a measurement signal reflected from a surface of material in the tank for at least one level. If the calculated strength is ? a predetermined strength, proper performance of the ELG is indicated, and if the calculated strength < the predetermined strength, the ELG configuration tool prompts a change in at least one application of the configuration information to be entered on the user interface, and the simulator then recalculates the calculated strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Krolak, Stuart James Heath
  • Patent number: 9996595
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing full data provenance visualization for versioned datasets. A method includes receiving selection of a versioned dataset that is within a data pipeline system. The method also includes determining the full data provenance of the selected versioned dataset. The full data provenance may comprise a set of versioned datasets. The method further includes providing for display of a visualization of the full data provenance of the selected versioned dataset. The visualization comprises a graph. The graph comprises a compound node for the selected versioned dataset and for each versioned dataset in the set of versioned datasets. The graph further comprises edges connecting the compounds nodes. Each edge represents a derivation dependency between versions of the versioned datasets represented by the compound nodes connected by the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ethan Bond
  • Patent number: 9990478
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to encode auxiliary data into relational database keys and methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to obtain encoded data from relational database keys are disclosed. An example method to encode auxiliary data into relational data includes generating a code comprising a plurality of groups and representative of auxiliary data, determining incremental values for the plurality of groups, generating a first key based on the code, and generating a subsequent key by modifying the first key based on the value of the first key and the incremental values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventors: Leonid Ayzenshtat, Nikolay Georgiev, Kalyanaraman Rajamani
  • Patent number: 9990560
    Abstract: A mobile device reads a test strip to determine a chemical condition of a fluid. The mobile device transmits the determined chemical condition to a fluid treatment system which treats the fluid in response to the determined chemical condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Digital Concepts of Missouri, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Decker, Jack Greenwood
  • Patent number: 9990688
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems use embedded watermarks to determine whether the segments of a multimedia content has been rearranged. The embedded watermarks are recovered from the content and one or more attributes associated with the recovered watermarks are identified. A continuity of the content can then be assessed in accordance with the one or more attributes. The continuity assessment may be based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to a determined heartbeat of the recovered watermarks, a density, separation, location, or extent, of the recovered watermarks, as well as information associated with the watermarks, such as a stego key, channel bits, packet numbers, a fingerprint, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Verance Corporation
    Inventors: Babak Tehranchi, Rade Petrovic, Joseph M. Winograd, Dean Anthony Angelico
  • Patent number: 9990686
    Abstract: A method for generating a data-bearing image is implemented by an encoding system including a halftoning module and an encoding module that stores encoding rules associated with respective codes. In the method, the halftoning module converts a grayscale image into a halftone image having a plurality of image cells each consisting of a plurality of dots, at least one of which is a first-tone dot and each of the rest of which is a second-tone dot. Afterward, the encoding module generates a data-bearing halftone image encoded with at least one of the codes by maintaining or changing the number of the first-tone dots in one of the image cells based on one of the encoding rules associated with the at least one of the codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIPEI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yung-Yao Chen, Kuan-Yu Chi, Po-Han Chen, Wei-Sheng Chen, Kai-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 9983997
    Abstract: A cache management system and method allowing data stored in non-sequential storage blocks on a storage system to be retrieved to a cache memory in advance of a call for the data based on a defined event in a host. The system and method detects a defined event from the host. The defined event issues an event read sequence of read requests for data from non-sequential storage blocks of a storage system. The event data read sequence of read requests is recorded to create a pre-fetch list. The read requests in the event read sequence are then issued for the pre-fetch list associated with the defined event to store the requested data in the cache memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Weimin Pan
  • Patent number: 9986283
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus of a display device for providing a personalized object are provided. The method including reproducing content, receiving an input from a first user selecting a first section of the content being reproduced, and generating a first personalized object corresponding to reproducing the selected first section, based on information about the selected first section, link information of the content, and information about an image corresponding to the content, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-young Lee, Mi-young Lee, Tae-ho Wang, Hyo-ri Park
  • Patent number: 9984478
    Abstract: Digital Breast Tomosynthesis allows for the acquisition of volumetric mammography images. The present invention allows for novel ways of viewing such images to detect microcalcifications and obstructions. In an embodiment a method for displaying volumetric images comprises computing a projection image using a viewing direction, displaying the projection image and then varying the projection image by varying the viewing direction. The viewing direction can be varied based on a periodic continuous mathematical function. A graphics processing unit can be used to compute the projection image and bricking can be used to accelerate the computation of the projection images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: PME IP PTY LTD
    Inventors: Malte Westerhoff, Detlev Stalling
  • Patent number: 9980642
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a method and apparatus for determining a physiologic perturbation of a patient including acquiring a video sequence, including a plurality of video frames, of an eye of a patient, selecting at least one parameter of a plurality of parameters including a baseline pupil size, a maximum change in size of a pupil, an average velocity of constriction of the pupil, a maximum velocity of constriction of the pupil, latency of constriction of the pupil, and a velocity of re-dilation of the pupil, determining, using processing circuitry and based on the plurality of video frames, the selected at least one parameter of the plurality of parameters, and determining the physiologic perturbation of the patient based on the determined at least one parameter, where the least one parameter of the plurality of parameters is selected based on which physiologic perturbation of the patient is to be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CHILDREN'S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
    Inventor: Julia C Finkel
  • Patent number: 9979853
    Abstract: Information is encoded in an image signal by exploiting spectral differences between colors that appear the same when rendered. These spectral differences are detected using image sensing that discerns the spectral differences. Spectral difference detection methods include using sensor-synchronized spectrally-structured-light imaging, 3D sensors, imaging spectrophotometers, and higher resolution Bayer pattern capture relative to resolution of patches used to convey a spectral difference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Rhoads, Alastair M. Reed
  • Patent number: 9978030
    Abstract: This invention relates to a drone based predictive system for detecting and analyzing web and drone based data in order to mitigate potential losses and enhance risk mitigation activities in commercial insurance such as for business owners policies and workers compensation. The drone is able to capture from a plurality of angles and perspectives to provide data to effect a variety of insurance based actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: Ben J. Lim
  • Patent number: 9978050
    Abstract: An object recognizing is provided, which comprises a storing unit for storing feature values of objects in each classification of plural objects, wherein the feature value is used as a reference for specifying an object, an object recognizing unit for photographing an object placed within a prescribed area with a photographing device to specify a placing position of the object from an image of the photographed object, and referring to the feature values stored in the storing unit to recognize the classification of the photographed object, and a recognition result indicating unit for making a light emitting device emit light toward the specified placing position of the object to indicate whether or not the object recognizing unit has recognized the classification of the object photographed by the photographing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichiro Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 9972060
    Abstract: A method and system generates and compares sub-fingerprints for videos. Sub-fingerprints of a video provide representations of characteristics of portions of video content of the video. Sub-fingerprints can be used to determine whether a video includes video content of another video effectively. The video can include other video content to visually appear different from the other video. When a sub-fingerprint of the video matches a fingerprint of the other video, the video includes video content of the other video. Motions of video content of the video can be tracked to identify regions of video frames that include image content that includes motion. Sub-images can created and used to create sub-fingerprints of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Filip Pavetic, Matthias Rochus Konrad, Hanna Pasula
  • Patent number: 9972158
    Abstract: A method is described for the automatic determination of a planogram in a vending machine using image processing. Novel steps include the use of a Gaussian map in a two-dimensional color space, such as the HS plane, to create high-dimensionally color vectors for all and for selected portions of images. Multiple feature detection/extraction algorithms are run between multiple idealized reference images for a product and one image from one vending machine coil location. The large resulting candidate feature list is pruned in a series of steps using both color and gray-scale color vectors and small area image matching around features. Remaining candidate features are ranked by a RANSAC outlier removal step, with the top ranked product then being the correct product in that coil in the planogram. Steps are repeated for all coils in a vending machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Cantaloupe Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Schtein, Lee Tanenbaum, Justin Grant, Mandeep Arora
  • Patent number: 9969337
    Abstract: Feature detection may be performed on an image. After feature descriptors for each detected feature are computed, feature matching between feature descriptors for the current image and for a key image frame is performed. If a sufficient number of good matches are identified, key points associated with the feature correspondences may be projected from image coordinates to world coordinates. A distance, in the world coordinate frame, between each feature correspondence may he computed. When the computed distances indicate sufficient movement of the mobile agent to ensure accurate motion estimation, a motion estimate may he computed from the pairs of world coordinates associated with the feature correspondences. A current camera pose in a global coordinate frame may be generated. A motion trajectory may then be determined and feature descriptors for the key image may be updated to the feature descriptors for the current image frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Miao Liao
  • Patent number: 9971638
    Abstract: A computer system may generate a lineage graph for a data processing system. The lineage graph may contain one or more nodes, and it may identify the flow of data through the data processing system. The computer system may determine that a first node in the lineage graph defunct. The computer system may then generate a report for the data processing system and provide the report to a user. The report may include an explanation of why the first node is defunct. The computer system may insert an indication that the first node is defunct into metadata for the first node. The indication may also include the explanation of why the first node is defunct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marc N. Haber, Boris Melamed, Gideon Sireling, Gidi Weber
  • Patent number: 9971033
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods of orientation estimation of a mobile device. For example, a mobile device may include an orientation estimator to detect a pattern in at least one image captured by the mobile device, and based on one or more geometric elements of the detected pattern, to determine one or more orientation parameters related to an orientation of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Uri Schatzberg, Yuval Amizur, Leor Banin
  • Patent number: 9965860
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of gaze estimation. As to determine the position of the gaze without calibrating the system used for determining the gaze, the method comprises: detecting at least a location of the center of at least an eye on at least an eye image of a viewer watching at least a video image displayed on a screen; determining at least a first position of the gaze of the viewer on the screen by using the at least a detected location of the center of the at least an eye and a mapping function based on center-bias property of human gaze distribution. The invention also relates to a device configured for estimating the gaze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Phi Bang Nguyen, Julien Fleureau, Christel Chamaret, Philippe Guillotel
  • Patent number: 9965486
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a datafile and associated metadata, wherein the associated metadata has a reserved area of storage space and a known format, determining a sampled format for the associated metadata, wherein the sampled format creates available spaces within the reserved area of storage space, determining data to be embedded in the associated metadata, inserting the data to be embedded into a least one of the available spaces, and providing the datafile and the associated metadata with the inserted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: George Siqiao Wang, Quenton Longmire Cook, Daniel Kim
  • Patent number: 9965702
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for interpretation of flow cytometry data. Flow cytometry data sets are combined to form a multidimensional image cube. The machine learning functions and genetic algorithm interpret the multidimensional image cube to produce a confidence value that is assigned to a function for the targeted condition. The confidence value determines the relative degree to which a targeted condition is present or absent in a flow cytometry data set. Such confidence value can be used to diagnose and interpret results from flow cytometry data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Cesar Angeletti
  • Patent number: 9965707
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an engine including circuitry that expands first image data, converts the expanded first image data into second image data in a format printable by the image forming apparatus, adds a positioning element to the second image data, the positioning element to be used for correcting positions of a first image and a second image, and controls a mechanical system of the image forming apparatus to print the second image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9959167
    Abstract: Techniques for rebundling grid encoded data storage systems are described herein. A new grid of shards is created based in part on shards from a first grid of shards. The second grid of shards contains data shards, including one or more data shards from the first grid of shards, and derived shards that are indexed by row and column and is configured so that shards in the second grid are reproducible from shards in the same row using a first redundancy code and are also reproducible from shards in the same column using a second redundancy code. The derived shards of the second grid of shards are then derived from other shards in the second grid of shards using the first redundancy code and the second redundancy code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan James Donlan, Colin Laird Lazier
  • Patent number: 9959249
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display that displays a document in response to an instruction from an operator, a retrieval unit that retrieves information related to a region within the displayed document, a duration of time during which the region is displayed, and a resolution at which the region is displayed, and an output unit that outputs the document with the retrieved information related to the region, the duration of time and the resolution associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD
    Inventor: Shinsuke Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 9961230
    Abstract: A document generation system creates a secure document by: receiving document content to be printed onto a substrate; creating a stencil mask comprising an image of at least a portion of the document content; receiving an image of a watermark to be printed on the substrate; modifying the watermark to remove portions of the watermark that will correspond to locations of the stencil mask; causing a print device to print the document content on the substrate; and causing the print device to print the modified watermark through the stencil mask on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Reiner Eschbach, Phillip J. Emmett, Edward N. Chapman
  • Patent number: 9959154
    Abstract: A computer system may generate a lineage graph for a data processing system. The lineage graph may contain one or more nodes, and it may identify the flow of data through the data processing system. The computer system may determine that a first node in the lineage graph defunct. The computer system may then generate a report for the data processing system and provide the report to a user. The report may include an explanation of why the first node is defunct. The computer system may insert an indication that the first node is defunct into metadata for the first node. The indication may also include the explanation of why the first node is defunct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marc N. Haber, Boris Melamed, Gideon Sireling, Gidi Weber
  • Patent number: 9952917
    Abstract: A computer system may generate a lineage graph for a data processing system. The lineage graph may contain one or more nodes, and it may identify the flow of data through the data processing system. The computer system may determine that a first node in the lineage graph defunct. The computer system may then generate a report for the data processing system and provide the report to a user. The report may include an explanation of why the first node is defunct. The computer system may insert an indication that the first node is defunct into metadata for the first node. The indication may also include the explanation of why the first node is defunct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marc N. Haber, Boris Melamed, Gideon Sireling, Gidi Weber
  • Patent number: 9949722
    Abstract: An ultrasound system and method that can include: a receive beamformer configured to receive signals from a transducer; a processor coupled to the receive beamformer, the processor configured to: analyze echo data reflected from a region of interest, the echo data elicited by a transmitted pulse sequence; using the echo data, determine a central tendency of a signal magnitude from regions of adherent microbubbles over time within the region of interest; determine a time series of the signal magnitude; using the time series, determine an initial signal magnitude parameter; obtain a saturated signal parameter and a residual signal parameter using the time series; and determine a relative indication of information indicative of the residual signal magnitude versus the saturated signal magnitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: F. William Mauldin, Jr., Shiying Wang, John A. Hossack, Alexander L. Klibanov
  • Patent number: 9953241
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a crop yield estimate for an area as small as an individual field from images captured by a satellite are disclosed. The system generates simulations of crop yields in a region that includes the area by applying combinations of different parameters to a crop yield models. Observable quantities for simulated yields are determined from the simulations. The simulations and the observable properties are used to train a statistic model for the region that has two or more variables. Images captured by a satellite that include at least a portion of the area are obtained. Crop information is then determined from the images and weather information associated with the dates that the images where captured is obtained. The statistical model is then applied to the crop information and the weather information to determine a crop yield estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventor: David Lobell
  • Patent number: 9955134
    Abstract: The invention provides for a system and method for the simultaneous capturing and storage of digital audio data in association with still image data. The captured audio clip is instantaneously associated and embedded with the photographic image, and allows for the user to digitally play back, view, and share the still image embedded with the audio clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventors: Pankaj Sharma, Rakhi Sharma
  • Patent number: 9946357
    Abstract: A movement of an object is recognized as a predetermined movement, by transmitting signals between transmitter-receiver pairs, which are reflected from the object. A first event is recorded for one of the transmitter-receiver pairs if a reflected signal meets a predetermined proximity criterion, and a second event is recorded for a second transmitter-receiver pair if, after the first event, a subsequent reflected signal meets a predetermined proximity criterion. The first and second events are used to identify the movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Elliptic Laboratories AS
    Inventor: Tobias Dahl
  • Patent number: 9948883
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus acquires input brightness information of input image data. A setting unit sets, based on a user's operation, a display range for displaying within a range of brightness possibly taken by the input image data, and reference brightness that is an upper limit of brightness of a display unit. A generation unit generates display image data by converting gradation characteristics of the input image data based on the display. The brightness of the display unit is controlled based on the reference brightness. A notification unit performs first notification processing when the display unit is able to display an image based on the display image data with brightness of the input image data, and second notification processing when the display unit is not able to so display the image, based on the display range, the reference brightness, and the input brightness information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takehito Fukushima, Ikuo Takanashi
  • Patent number: 9943371
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the measurement of vital signs such as a respiratory rate or a heart rate. In particular, a system (1) for determining a vital sign of a subject (100), comprising an imaging unit (2) for obtaining video data of the subject, a marker (10, 20, 60, 61) directly or indirectly attached to a body of the subject, wherein the marker comprises a graphical pattern (11, 21), an image processing unit (3) for detecting said marker in said video data, and an analysis unit (4) adapted to extract a vital sign parameter related to the vital sign of the subject from said video data and to determine the vital sign from said vital sign parameter. Further aspects of the disclosure relate to a device and a method for determining a vital sign of a subject and a computer program for carrying out said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Erik Bresch, Jens Muehlsteff, Timo Tigges, Alexander Dubielczyk, Caifeng Shan
  • Patent number: 9943373
    Abstract: A method for evaluating the placement of a prosthetic heart valve in a structure of interest. The method comprises acquiring one or more depictions of an anatomical region of interest that includes the structure of interest, wherein each depiction shows the structure of interest and/or the blood pool volume of the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) of the patient's heart. The method further comprises designating one or more positions in at least one of the one or more depictions wherein each position corresponds to a respective position in the structure of interest at which the prosthetic valve may be placed. The method still further comprises predicting, for each of the one or more designated positions, an amount of blood flow obstruction through the LVOT of the patient's heart that would occur if the prosthetic valve was to be placed at a corresponding position in the structure of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Henry Ford Health System
    Inventors: Dee Dee Wang, William O'Neill, Eric Myers, Michael Forbes
  • Patent number: 9940575
    Abstract: As provided herein, a domain model, corresponding to a domain of an image, may be merged with a pre-trained fundamental model to generate a trained fundamental model. The trained fundamental model may comprise a feature description of the image converted into a binary code. Responsive to a user submitting a search query, a coarse image search may be performed, using a search query binary code derived from the search query, to identify a candidate group, comprising one or more images, having binary codes corresponding to the search query binary code. A fine image search may be performed on the candidate group utilizing a search query feature description derived from the search query. The fine image search may be used to rank images within the candidate group based upon a similarity between the search query feature description and feature descriptions of the one or more images within the candidate group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: JenHao Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9937020
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a color-textured three-dimensional dental model is specific to a patient is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a three-dimensional dental model that is deficient of volumetric data for a three-dimensional anatomical landmark is obtained. A two-dimensional anatomical landmark of a two-dimensional intra-oral photograph that corresponds to the three-dimensional anatomical landmark of the three-dimensional dental model is identified. The two-dimensional intra-oral photograph is projected onto the three-dimensional dental model. The three-dimensional anatomical landmark is calculated from the projection of the two-dimensional anatomical landmark of the two-dimensional intra-oral photograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ANATOMAGE INC.
    Inventor: Woncheol Choi
  • Patent number: 9940685
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to digital watermarking. One claim recites a method to detect two or more different digital watermarks in media. The method includes: receiving captured imagery of the media, the captured imagery comprising a plurality of image frames; for a first image frame applying a first watermark detector to search for a first digital watermark hidden within the first image frame, in which an electronic processor is programmed as the first watermark detector; and for a second image frame applying a second, different watermark detector to search for a second, different watermark hidden within the second image frame, in which an electronic processor is programmed as the second watermark detector. Other claims and combinations are provided too.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Alastair M. Reed, Trent J. Brundage
  • Patent number: 9936243
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a social graph of a social-networking system, and determining, from the social graph, that a user “likes” a first page associated with a particular version of a media content. The social graph includes a plurality of nodes and edges connecting the nodes. The nodes include user nodes that are each associated with a particular user of the social-networking system. The method further includes determining that one or more other versions of the media content exist, determining that a main page is associated with the particular version and the one or more other versions of the media content, and aggregating the user's “like” of the first page to the main page. Each of the one or more other versions of the media content has one or more associated pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Erick Tseng
  • Patent number: 9934570
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods to verify and/or obtain a registration of images obtained two image systems (such as a CT system and an MRI system) via the use of a third imaging modality (such as an ultrasound system).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: INSIGHTEC, LTD.
    Inventors: Omer Brokman, Oleg Prus, Eyal Zadicario
  • Patent number: 9928756
    Abstract: A sign language message may be derived from user movements detected proximate to an electronic device by comparing the movements to a database that includes data regarding one or more sign languages. A control function may then be identified which the electronic device may be caused to perform. Output related to the user's detected movements may be provided to the user. In some implementations, output specifying identified control functions may be transmitted to a presentation device. Further, in some implementations, if a sign language message and/or a control function cannot be unambiguously derived and/or identified, output promoting the user to provide additional information may be transmitted to a presentation device. Detected movements may be compared to data regarding multiple different sign languages and/or a subset of available multiple different sign languages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Echostar Ukraine L.L.C.
    Inventor: Yuri Shovkoplias
  • Patent number: 9928553
    Abstract: A method and system may display real-time aerial images of insured properties in a neighborhood captured from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a manned aerial vehicle (MAV), or from a satellite device. For example, a neighborhood which has been affected by a catastrophe and has a large concentration of properties which are insured by a particular insurance provider may be identified. Aerial images of the entire neighborhood may then be received from the UAV, MAV, or the satellite device. As a result, the property owner may receive a notification that a catastrophe has impacted her neighborhood. The notification may also indicate that real-time images of the owner's property may be viewable by logging in to a customer account. Moreover, the real-time images may be transmitted via a web page to the property owner's web-enabled device after the property owner logs in to the customer account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian N. Harvey, Nathan L. Tofte, Roger D. Schmidgall, Michael Jeffrey Aviles, Kyle Pott, Rosemarie Geier Grant, Eric Haefli, Michael Shawn Jacob
  • Patent number: 9928529
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for sending information in an observation platform. A determination is made, at an observation platform, that a first communication device associated with a first user is located in an environment. A determination is made, at the observation platform, that the first communication device is located in proximity to a second communication device associated with a second user. Speech information is sent to the first communication device for the first user to use in communicating with the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: TheatroLabs, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Paul Russell, Guy R. VanBuskirk, Ravi Shankar Kumar, Kranthimanoj Nagothu
  • Patent number: 9928405
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for detecting and tracking facial features in images and can be used in conjunction with a camera. Given a camera, the system will detect facial landmarks in images. The present invention includes software for real time, accurate facial feature detection and tracking in unconstrained images and videos. The present invention is better, more robust and faster than existing approaches and can be implemented very efficiently allowing real-time processing, even on low-power devices, such as mobile phones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Fernando De la Torre, Xuehan Xiong
  • Patent number: 9928608
    Abstract: A dynamic object monitoring method including, setting types of monitored zones of a monitored region in a video frame captured by a network camera and setting device parameters and sensitivity values corresponding to each of the monitored zones. Analyzing the predicted macro blocks of a current shooting frame retrieved by the network camera according to the prediction mode of the MPEG-4 encoding algorithm. Counting a number of the predicted macro blocks of each of the monitored zones. Determining whether a number of predicted macro blocks of a monitored zone is equal to or greater than a corresponding preset value. A monitored zone is determined where a dynamic object is located. The device parameters of the network camera as device parameters of the monitored zone are adjusted where the dynamic object is located for recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hung-Chang Lin