Motion Or Velocity Measuring Patents (Class 382/107)
  • Patent number: 10257435
    Abstract: A receiver sets a storage capacity to be assigned for each connected digital camera based on the number of connected digital cameras, and allocates these storage capacities in a buffer. Also, the receiver sends a request for a through image for each frame to each of the connected digital cameras, receives through images transmitted in response to the requests, and stores the through images in areas of the buffer assigned for each of the digital cameras. Furthermore, after receiving the through image for one frame from each digital camera, the receiver performs image processing on each through image and causes these images to be displayed in a list form on one screen of the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Koiso, Tomohiko Murakami, Tsuyoshi Horiguchi, Hiroshi Suzuki, Muneyuki Ishihara, Takehito Morimatsu, Ken Fujita, Toshihiro Kiuchi, Naoya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10257437
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that performs positioning of a plurality of images that has been continuously captured by an image sensor includes at least one memory, and at least one processor coupled to the at least one memory. The at least one processor functions as a detection unit configured to detect a difference in position between the images captured by the image sensor, a drive unit configured to drive a shake correction unit that optically corrects image blur of each image based on the difference in position detected by the detection unit, and a coordinate transformation unit configured to perform positioning of the images in which the image blur has been corrected by the shake correction unit, based on the difference in position detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumihiro Kajimura, Koichi Washisu
  • Patent number: 10255617
    Abstract: A favorable merging or grouping of simply connected regions into which the array of information samples is sub-divided, is coded with a reduced amount of data. To this end, a predetermined relative locational relationship is defined enabling an identifying, for a predetermined simply connected region, of simply connected regions within the plurality of simply connected regions which have the predetermined relative locational relationship to the predetermined simply connected region. Namely, if the number is zero, a merge indicator for the predetermined simply connected region may be absent within the data stream. In other embodiments, spatial sub-division is performed depending on a first subset of syntax elements, followed by combining spatially neighboring simply connected regions depending on a second subset of syntax elements, to obtain an intermediate sub-division.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GE Video Compression, LLC
    Inventors: Philipp Helle, Simon Oudin, Martin Winken, Detlev Marpe, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10248829
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fingerprint detection circuit and method. The circuit includes a fingerprint collecting module and a processing module. The fingerprint collecting module includes a plurality of collecting units, and each collecting unit has a regulation voltage and is configured to output a first voltage or a second voltage according to a capacitance value of one of ridge capacitors, a capacitance value of one of ridge capacitors and the regulation voltage. The processing module is configured to amplify the first and second voltages by a predetermined factor, to calculate a difference between the amplified first and second voltages, and to determine whether the difference is greater than or equal to the predetermined threshold. If no, the processing module adjusts at least one parameter, and configures the fingerprint detection circuit using at least one adjusted parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhengang Li, Kunping Xu, Yun Yang
  • Patent number: 10247553
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a virtual sport system using a start sensor. One embodiment of the present invention provides a virtual sport system comprising: a hitting section from which a ball is hit; a start sensor unit which determines the physical quantity of the ball at the stage when the ball starts moving; and a simulation unit which receives, from the start sensor unit, information on the physical quantity, and simulates the motion of the ball on the basis of the information received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CREATZ INC.
    Inventor: Yong Ho Suk
  • Patent number: 10248966
    Abstract: A favorable merging or grouping of simply connected regions into which the array of information samples is sub-divided, is coded with a reduced amount of data. To this end, a predetermined relative locational relationship is defined enabling an identifying, for a predetermined simply connected region, of simply connected regions within the plurality of simply connected regions which have the predetermined relative locational relationship to the predetermined simply connected region. Namely, if the number is zero, a merge indicator for the predetermined simply connected region may be absent within the data stream. In other embodiments, spatial sub-division is performed depending on a first subset of syntax elements, followed by combining spatially neighboring simply connected regions depending on a second subset of syntax elements, to obtain an intermediate sub-division.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Philipp Helle, Simon Oudin, Martin Winken, Detlev Marpe, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10242271
    Abstract: A facility use measuring device includes a processor and a memory storing instructions. The processor is configured to set a plurality of staying areas for determining the presence or absence of stay of users on images, to generate stay information relating to the presence or absence of stay of the users for each of the staying areas based on a change situation, to compare pieces of stay information for every at least two staying areas and determine a group configuration regarding the users who respectively stay in the staying areas based on similarity of the pieces of stay information, to generate use information relating a use situation of a facility according to the group configuration, based on the pieces of stay information for each of the staying areas and a determination result of the group configuration, and to generate display information displaying the use information and output the display information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunio Hirakawa, Yuichi Nakahata
  • Patent number: 10242241
    Abstract: A mobile communications device including a transceiver, a motion input or other optical device, and a system for supporting single or multi-player gameplay is described. A method of playing a game is provided including transmitting and receiving information between one or more devices through a mobile communications system with use of one or more tethered and/or wireless links; and playing a game on the mobile communications device. Further one or more players either creating or receiving one or more motions, thereby communicating through the device, receiving and/or transmitting some or all of the game data and may also receive/transmit one or more motion results and having the ability to send and/or receive one or more motion instructions to/from another one or more devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Carey Leigh Lotzer
  • Patent number: 10242452
    Abstract: An initial position aligning unit performs initial positional alignment of a video and simulation data, and a position aligning unit performs positional alignment of the video and the simulation data. A first movement detecting unit detects movements of reference points which are set within a first image of the video, and a second movement detecting unit detects movement of a camera. A degree of reliability calculating unit compares the first and second movements to calculate a degree of reliability with respect to the movements of each of the reference points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu Inoue
  • Patent number: 10228554
    Abstract: A system and method for incorporating partially coherent illumination models into the problem of phase and amplitude retrieval from a stack of intensity images. The recovery of phase could be realized by many methods, including Kalman filters or other nonlinear optimization algorithms that provide least squares error between the measurement and estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Laura Waller, Jingshan Zhong, Lei Tian, Justin Dauwels
  • Patent number: 10213100
    Abstract: An optical coherence tomography apparatus includes an OCT optical system configured to detect an OCT signal based on measurement light scanned on scan positions of a subject including a blood vessel network by a scanning unit and reference light. The optical coherence tomography apparatus is configured to execute: a signal processing instruction of processing OCT signals which are temporally different from each other with respect to a same position on the subject and generating a motion contrast image which images distribution of a moving object in a depth direction at each of the scan positions based on the OCT signals; and a detecting instruction of analyzing a profile in the depth direction of the motion contrast image generated by the signal processing unit and detecting a change resulting from the blood vessel to detect the blood vessel network included in the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Takeno, Yasuhiro Furuuchi, Hajime Namiki
  • Patent number: 10213645
    Abstract: Systems and methods for motion attribute recognition are defined using data stream pre-processing to orient, align and segment motion data before using non-parametric classification recognition to search a motion data exemplar database or using parametric classification recognition to find attributes by comparing pre-processed motion data with support vector machines. Results from the non-parametric classification recognition and the parametric classification recognition may be fused to produce a single result. Active learning and metric learning are used to improve searches of the database and comparisons to the support vector machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SWINGBYTE, INC.
    Inventors: Ying Wu, Nan Jiang, Alex Pedenko
  • Patent number: 10216980
    Abstract: A system and method for tagging an image of an individual in a plurality of photos is disclosed herein. A feature vector of an individual is used to analyze a set of photos on a social networking website such as www.facebook.com to determine if an image of the individual is present in a photo of the set of photos. Photos having an image of the individual are tagged preferably by listing a URL or URI for each of the photos in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: AVIGILON PATENT HOLDING 1 CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles A. Myers, Alex Shah
  • Patent number: 10210387
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting and classifying objects associated with a vehicle are provided. The method includes capturing a first image and a second image of a cabin of a vehicle, dividing the first image and the second image into a plurality of regions, comparing a first region of the first image to a second region of the second image, in response to detecting a difference between the second region and the first region, classifying an object present in the difference between the second region and the first region and labeling the classified object, and providing a notification of the classified object to at least one from among an occupant of the vehicle and an operator of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: David Clifford, Orhan Demirovic, Orhan Bulan, Eric Hatfield, David Hiemenga, Mohannad Murad
  • Patent number: 10200607
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises an object detection unit configured to detect a region of an object from a captured image captured by an image capturing unit via an omnidirectional imaging lens; a setting unit configured to set a position in the captured image corresponding to a direction perpendicular to a horizontal plane; a decision unit configured to decide, based on a relationship between the set position and a position of the object region in the captured image, a determination position used to determine passage of the object out of the region of the object; and a passage detection unit configured to detect, based on the determination position decided by the decision unit and a detection line set on the captured image, passage of the object across the detection line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Morofuji
  • Patent number: 10198623
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a three-dimensional facial recognition method and system. The method includes: performing pose estimation on an input binocular vision image pair by using a three-dimensional facial reference model, to obtain a pose parameter and a virtual image pair of the three-dimensional facial reference model with respect to the binocular vision image pair; reconstructing a facial depth image of the binocular vision image pair by using the virtual image pair as prior information; detecting, according to the pose parameter, a local grid scale-invariant feature descriptor corresponding to an interest point in the facial depth image; and generating a recognition result of the binocular vision image pair according to the detected local grid scale-invariant feature descriptor and training data having attached category annotations. The present disclosure can reduce computational costs and required storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS, TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yue Ming, Jie Jiang, Tingting Liu, Juhong Wang
  • Patent number: 10192444
    Abstract: A forward collision warning method may include the steps of: (a) extracting a contour candidate point of an object considered as the forward vehicle from an image taken by a camera; (b) tracking a movement of the contour candidate point over time; (c) determining whether the contour candidate point belongs to the vehicle; (d) setting the contour candidate point to a vehicle contour point of the forward vehicle, when it is determined at the step (c) that the contour candidate point belongs to the vehicle; (e) estimating a height of the vehicle contour point from the ground surface; (f) calculating a relative distance to the forward vehicle through Equation below; and (g) calculating a time to collision (TTC) using the relative distance: Z = ? ? ? h - Yc yc .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: PLK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Il Park, Sang Mook Lim, Jin Hyuck Kim
  • Patent number: 10178396
    Abstract: A video compression framework based on parametric object and background compression is proposed. At the encoder, an object is detected and frames are segmented into regions corresponding to the foreground object and the background. The encoder generates object motion and appearance parameters. The motion or warping parameters may include at least two parameters for object translation; two parameters for object scaling in two primary axes and one object orientation parameter indicating a rotation of the object. Particle filtering may be employed to generate the object motion parameters. The proposed methodology is the formalization of the concept and usability for perceptual quality scalability layer for Region(s) of Interest. A coded video sequence format is proposed which aims at “network friendly” video representation supporting appearance and generalized motion of object(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL N.V.
    Inventors: Santanu Chaudhury, Subarna Tripathi, Sumantra Dutta Roy
  • Patent number: 10176365
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods for evaluating a performance are provided. Motion of a user in a performance is detected using a motion capture device. Data collected by the motion capture device is processed with a processing system to identify occurrences of first and second types of actions by the user. The data collected by the motion capture device is processed with the processing system to determine values indicative of amounts of time between the occurrences. A non-verbal feature of the performance is determined based on the identified occurrences and the values. A score for the performance is generated using the processing system by applying a computer scoring model to the non-verbal feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: Vikram Ramanarayanan, Lei Chen, Chee Wee Leong, Gary Feng, David Suendermann-Oeft
  • Patent number: 10175867
    Abstract: User input-based object selection using multiple visual cues is described. User selection input is received for selecting a portion of an image. Once the user selection input is received, one of a plurality of visual cues that convey different information about content depicted in the image is selected for each pixel. The one visual cue is selected as a basis for identifying the pixel as part of the selected portion of the image or part of an unselected remainder of the image. The visual cues are selected by determining confidences, based in part on the user selection input, that the plurality of visual cues can be used to discriminate whether the pixel is part of the selected portion or part of the remainder. The information conveyed by the selected visual cues is used to identify the pixels as part of the selected portion or part of the remainder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Price, Scott D. Cohen, Jie Feng
  • Patent number: 10171738
    Abstract: The subject matter described in this disclosure can be embodied in methods and systems for stabilizing video. A computing system determines a stabilized location of a facial feature in a frame of video accounting for its location in a previous frame. The computing system determines a physical camera pose in virtual space and maps the frame into virtual space. The computing system determines an optimized virtual camera pose using an optimization process that determines (1) a difference between the stabilized location of the facial feature and a location of the facial feature when viewed from a potential virtual camera pose, (2) a difference between the potential virtual camera pose and a previous virtual camera pose, and (3) a difference between the potential virtual camera pose and the physical camera pose. The computing system generates the stabilized view of the frame using the optimized virtual camera pose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Chia-Kai Liang, Fuhao Shi
  • Patent number: 10169912
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reconstructing surfaces of an object using regional level sets (RLS) are disclosed. A scanning system scans an object and generates a point cloud. An RLS is iteratively determined as solution to a differential equation constrained by the point cloud. The RLS is a 2-tuple, where the first component corresponds to a region identification and the second component corresponds to the solution of the differential equation. The space around the point cloud is iteratively segmented into a plurality of regions. A single solution to the differential equation is applied, encompassing all the regions. The solution in regions of the space corresponding to the finer structures within the point cloud are modeled similar to the coarser regions. The solution in a particular region is iteratively based on the solution in the neighboring regions. An RLS is enabled to reconstruct thinner or smaller structures or surfaces of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Jose Ignacio Echevarria Vallespi, Byungmoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10169667
    Abstract: A position of a moving object is reliably detected with high accuracy using only an image around a vehicle. A rear camera mounted on a vehicle obtains an original image around the vehicle, a movement region detector detects a moving object from the original image, and a difference calculator detects the moving object from a bird's-eye view image of the vehicle generated by a bird's-eye view image processor. A moving object position identifying part identifies a position of the moving object based on a distance from the vehicle to the moving object detected by the movement region detector or the difference calculator, a lateral direction position of the moving object, and an actual width of the moving object detected by the movement region detector when a detected object determination part determines that the moving objects detected by the movement region detector and the difference calculator are the same moving object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takehito Ogata, Kenji Kato, Naoki Shimizu, Takafumi Hagi, Yoshitaka Uchida
  • Patent number: 10157459
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a cell evaluation apparatus and method, and a program that are capable of easily searching for an area to be observed within cardiomyocytes without requiring special preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Kunihiro, Tomohiro Hayakawa, Eriko Matsui, Seiji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10148873
    Abstract: A method and system for fusing sensed measurements includes a depth sensor to acquire depth measurements of a scene as a sequence of frames, and a camera configured to acquire intensity measurements of the scene as a sequence of images, wherein a resolution of the depth sensor is less than a resolution of the camera. A processor searches for similar patches in multiple temporally adjacent frames of the depth measurements, groups the similar patches into blocks using the intensity measurements, increases a resolution of the blocks using prior constraints to obtain increased resolution blocks, and then constructs a depth image with a resolution greater than the resolution of sensor from the increased resolution blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Ulugbek Kamilov, Petros T Boufounos
  • Patent number: 10130325
    Abstract: A CT system includes a gantry having a rotatable base and having an opening for receiving an object to be scanned, an x-ray source, a CT detector, and a computer programmed to detect a mis-registration at a slab boundary between a first slab and a second slab of a reconstructed image, quantify an amount of mis-registration at the slab boundary, and adjust the reconstructed image at the slab boundary based on the quantification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Laurent Launay, Darin R. Okerlund, Guillermo Ruiz, Brian E. Nett
  • Patent number: 10130340
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus or needle visualization enhancement in ultrasound (US) imaging includes a Radon transform (RT) unit configured to perform RT on a sequence of frames to detect line features in the frames, where a frame includes US radio-frequency (RF) data obtained during monitoring the insertion of a needle into a subject or an US image reconstructed from the RF data. Further, a false needle feature removing unit is configured to remove line features which remain substantially stationary among the frames as false needles while locating a line feature which extends among the frames as the needle; and an overlaying unit is configured to overlay the location of the line feature as the needle on an US image of a frame to produce an enhanced image to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Junbo Li, Jing Ping Xu, Yinan Chen, Yunrong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10136063
    Abstract: Provided are an image stabilizing apparatus and method thereof. The image stabilizing apparatus performs image stabilization by using both an image sensor and a motion sensor. Image distortion and movement are stably corrected by using both the position of a feature point, which is extracted by the image sensor and image processing, and the movement position of the feature point, which is predicted by the motion sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HANWHA AEROSPACE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yeongeol Ryu, Sangji Park, Hwalsuk Lee
  • Patent number: 10133944
    Abstract: A system and methodologies for neuromorphic vision simulate conventional analog NM system functionality and generate digital NM image data that facilitate improved object detection, classification, and tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Porsche AG
    Inventors: Edmund Dawes Zink, Douglas Allen Hauger, Lutz Junge, Luis Marcial Hernandez Gonzalez, Jerramy L. Gipson, Anh Vu, Martin Hempel, Nikhil J. George
  • Patent number: 10121103
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving training data, the training data including training video data representing video of a location in a quiescent state, training a neural network using the training data to obtain a plurality of metrics, receiving current data, the current data including current video data representing video of the location at a current time period, generating a reconstruction error based on the plurality of metrics and the current video data in the embedded space, and generating, in response to determining that the reconstruction error is greater than a threshold, a notification indicative of the location being in a non-quiescent state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugo Mike Latapie, Enzo Fenoglio, Joseph T. Friel, Andre Surcouf, Pascal Thubert
  • Patent number: 10115238
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may capture an image of a second person with a camera on a frame worn by a user, transmit the image to a second device, receive a recommendation for the user to interact with the second person in response to a behavior of the second person, and display the recommendation to the user on how to interact with the second person in response to the second person's behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Alexander C. Chen
  • Patent number: 10113863
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a viscosity measuring method. More particularly, the present invention relates to a viscosity measuring method comprising: (i) a step of acquiring an image of a droplet in a static state without vibration; (ii) a step of using a vibrator to vibrate the droplet, and acquiring an image of a dynamic state in which the droplet is maximally extended in a horizontal direction or maximally extended in a vertical direction; (iii) a step of obtaining the static curvature change rate and the dynamic curvature change rate of the interface of the droplet from the images acquired in steps (i) and (ii); and (iv) a step of substituting the ratio of the static curvature change rate to the dynamic curvature change rate of the droplet interface into an interaction equation compensating for the vibrator, so as to obtain the viscosity of the droplet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: FEMTOBIOMED INC.
    Inventor: Sanghyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10109050
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for performing spatiotemporal background phase correction for phase contrast velocity encoded magnetic resonance imaging includes performing a phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging scan of a region of interest within a patient to yield a complex image and calculating a plurality of filter cut-off frequencies based on physiological limits associated with the patient. A spatiotemporal filter is created based on the plurality of filter cut-off frequencies. This spatiotemporal filter is applied to the complex image to yield a low-pass filtered complex image. Then, complex division is performed using the complex image and the low-pass filtered complex image to yield a corrected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Northwestern University
    Inventors: Bruce S. Spottiswoode, Michael Markl, Ning Jin
  • Patent number: 10108863
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for mapping spatial and temporal measurements of motion constrained objects in a scene, e.g., vehicles. The method comprises determining a location parameter, and/or other interesting properties, for each of a plurality of objects at a plurality of points over time; generating a vector field over location and time using the location parameters, to specify the motion of each object over time; deriving measurements for each object using velocities from the vector field for that object, as the object moves through the scene over time; and outputting both individual and aggregate object and object property flow for the plurality of objects. Combining the generated map with a network graph and/or network model can provide network flow insights useful for historic event analysis, network flow monitoring, and planning purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Miovision Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Nicholas Miller, Akshaya K. Mishra, Justin A. Eichel
  • Patent number: 10104415
    Abstract: A user device within a communication architecture, the user device comprising: an image capture device configured to determine image data for the creation of a video channel defining the shared scene; an intrinsic/extrinsic data determiner configured to determine intrinsic/extrinsic capture device data associated with the image capture device; and a video encoder configured to encode the image data and intrinsic/extrinsic capture device data within the video channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ming-Chieh Lee, Mei-Hsuan Lu, Robert Aichner, Ryan S. Menezes, Abhishek Abhishek, Bofan Hsu, Ermin Kozica
  • Patent number: 10091860
    Abstract: Control of one or more switches arrayed in a multi-gang switch box is disclosed. One or more sensors may receive or provide an indication of a gesture near one of the switches. An indication of the switch determined to which a gesture is determined to be directed toward may be displayed. A state change may be performed on the switch according to the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael Simonian, Joe Freeman Britt, Jr., Erich Schlaepfer
  • Patent number: 10081360
    Abstract: A vehicle engine system includes a combustion engine configured to provide a propulsion torque to satisfy a propulsion demand in response to a driver input. The engine system also includes a controller programmed to receive data indicative of at least one upcoming driving event, and issue a command to impart a predetermined velocity profile based on the upcoming driving event. The predetermined velocity profile is arranged to optimize a performance attribute of the combustion engine and preempt the driver input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Yiran Hu, Steven E. Muldoon, Jun-mo Kang, Chen-fang Chang, Dongxu Li, Junfeng Zhao, Jay H. Sim
  • Patent number: 10083264
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for modeling physical objects. Volumetric modeling operations are implemented with implicit surfaces on graphics processing units (GPUs) for Finite Element Analyses. For example, a number of implicit surfaces associated with signed distance fields are determined, and locality information associated with the implicit surfaces is obtained. Whether to blend the implicit surfaces is determined based at least in part on the locality information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ansys, Inc.
    Inventors: Gunay Orbay, Joseph Tristano, Vince M. Pajerski
  • Patent number: 10074208
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automated comparison of 3D images, such as specific shapes in images, for example, for detecting vascular changes and aneurysm growth. The method comprises an adaptive geodesic active contour (GAC) approach which can be performed in a single pass, or across multiple iterations. The method uniquely utilizes shape to identify targets in two 3D images so that images can be compared if there is any shape feature. A method is also described for iterative parameter image construction, which beneficially removes false positives. The technology is particularly well-suited for use in comparing geometric changes of aneurysms, tumors, thromboses, inflammations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Aichi Chien, Tim Cheng, Xin Yang
  • Patent number: 10071314
    Abstract: A method of multi-character interaction scenario may include identifying three or more game characters associated with a game and assigning the three or more identified game characters to one or more predefined animation roles associated with one or more interaction scenarios of the game. The method may further include selecting one or more interaction scenario animations that comprise the three or more identified game characters and corresponding assigned animation roles. The method may further include providing the identified game characters, the corresponding assigned animation roles, and the selected interaction scenario animations for display in the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventors: Henry Allen, Simon Sherr
  • Patent number: 10065638
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes receiving data indicative of an operating mode of the vehicle, wherein the vehicle is configured to operate in a plurality of operating modes. The method includes determining one or more response characteristics of the vehicle based at least in part on the operating mode of the vehicle, each response characteristic indicating how the vehicle responds to a potential collision. The method includes controlling the vehicle based at least in part on the one or more response characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Shaw Wood, William M. Leach, Scott C. Poeppel, Nicholas G. Letwin, Noah Zych
  • Patent number: 10068335
    Abstract: A moving-object counter apparatus includes a first captured-image acquisition unit, a moving-object moving-path specifying unit, a virtual-line setting unit, and a first moving-object counter unit. The first captured-image acquisition unit acquires multiple images captured at respective times different from each other by a first imaging apparatus capturing images of a predetermined region. The moving-object moving-path specifying unit specifies, on the basis of the acquired images, one or more moving paths along which one or more respective moving objects have moved in the predetermined region. The virtual-line setting unit sets a virtual line on the basis of the specified one or more moving paths. The first moving-object counter unit counts, by counting one or more moving paths that cross the set virtual line among the specified one or more moving paths, one or more moving objects that have passed through the predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Ikeda, Takeshi Onishi, Masatsugu Tonoike, Jun Shingu, Yusuke Uno, Yusuke Yamaura
  • Patent number: 10049452
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a cell analysis system are provided. The information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to: determine a frequency feature value based on motion data from an image of a cell, and control displaying information associated with the frequency feature value, wherein the frequency feature value includes a power spectral density for each time range and each frequency band, and wherein the information associated with the frequency feature value is displayed in association with the each time range and the each frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shiori Oshima, Kazuhiro Nakagawa, Eriko Matsui
  • Patent number: 10043282
    Abstract: Systems and methods for machine vision are presented. Such machine vision includes ego-motion, as well as the segmentation and/or classification of image data of one or more targets of interest. The projection and detection of scanning light beams that generate a pattern are employed. Real-time continuous and accurate spatial-temporal 3D sensing is achieved. The relative motion between an observer and a projection surface is determined. A combination of visible and non-visible patterns, as well as a combination of visible and non-visible sensor arrays is employed to sense 3D coordinates of target features, as well as acquire color image data to generate 3D color images of targets. Stereoscopic pairs of cameras are employed to generate 3D image data. Such cameras are dynamically aligned and calibrated. Information may be encoded in the transmitted patterns. The information is decoded upon detection of the pattern and employed to determine features of the reflecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Gerard Dirk Smits
  • Patent number: 10043068
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating a size measurement of a body part of person for fitting a garment include providing photographic data that includes images of the body part and using feature extraction techniques to create a computer model of the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Andrew S. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10032280
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for detecting and utilizing saliency in digital images. In one implementation, salient objects may be detected based on analysis of pixel characteristics. Least frequently occurring pixel values may be deemed as salient. Pixel values in an image may be compared to a reference. Color distance may be determined based on a difference between reference color and pixel color. Individual image channels may be scaled when determining saliency in a multi-channel image. Areas of high saliency may be analyzed to determine object position, shape, and/or color. Multiple saliency maps may be additively or multiplicative combined in order to improve detection performance (e.g., reduce number of false positives). Methodologies described herein may enable robust tracking of objects utilizing fewer determination resources. Efficient implementation of the methods described below may allow them to be used for example on board a robot (or autonomous vehicle) or a mobile determining platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: BRAIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Filip Piekniewski, Micah Richert, Dimitry Fisher
  • Patent number: 10032483
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a summary image browsing system and method. A summary image browsing method of the present invention may comprise the steps of: tracking motion trajectory of an object from an input video; extracting the object from the input video and then generating a series of object segments; and synthesizing the series of object segments with a background image along the motion trajectory of the object and generating a summary image having a thickness according to an occurrence time interval for each object extracted from the input video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeon Geol Ryu, Dong Jun Park, Hak Chul Shin
  • Patent number: 10026003
    Abstract: Monitoring technique includes identifying objects in images and associating color characteristics with each identified object. When the color characteristics of an object in one image is above a color resemblance threshold to the color characteristics of an object in another image, the object in both images is considered the same. Otherwise, the respective object in both images are considered to be different. Data about time that each image including an identified object was obtained and location of each object when each image including an identified object was obtained is derived. An information conveyance system is activated to convey the time and location-related data about identified objects relative to defined areas of the site or movement of the identified objects or people into, between or out of the defined areas of the site or a communication resulting from such data satisfying one or more conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Accuware, Inc.
    Inventors: Cyril Houri, Gianni Giorgetti
  • Patent number: 10019544
    Abstract: A system generates a customized application data structure for modeling physical systems. The system includes a processor, an input device, optionally a display device, and a memory device. The processor is adapted to embed a multiphysics model data structure in the application data structure. The multiphysics model data structure comprises a representation of models of physical systems. Geometry data representing geometry subroutines and call data representing geometry subroutine calls are added to the embedded multiphysics model data structure. Data representing application features are added to the application data structure. Each application feature comprises one or more of (i) first data representing a form feature, or (ii) second data representing an action feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Comsol AB
    Inventors: Daniel Bertilsson, Erik Danielsson, Eduardo Fontes, Lars Langemyr, Victor Littmarck, Svante Littmarck, Nils Malm, Björn Sjödin, Daniel Smith, Tomas Normark
  • Patent number: 9990555
    Abstract: The application relates to a video detection method, a video detection system, and a computer program product, which can implement liveness detection for a human body. The video detection method comprises: obtaining video data acquired by a video data acquisition device; determining a to-be-detected object based on the video data; obtaining a to-be-detected signal corresponding to the to-be-detected object; and determining whether the to-be-detected signal is a liveness physiological signal, wherein the to-be-detected signal is a frequency domain signal corresponding to the video data of the to-be-detected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignees: BEIJING KUANGSHI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., PINHOLE (BEIJING) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haoqiang Fan, Zhimin Cao