Template Matching (e.g., Specific Devices That Determine The Best Match) Patents (Class 382/209)
  • Patent number: 11906741
    Abstract: A display control device includes a first display control unit performing control so as to display a page, which is being displayed in a real space, in a first material as a presentation material used in a presentation by a presenter in a first position in a virtual reality space, a second display control unit performing control so as to display a second material in a second position which is different from the first position in the virtual reality space, and an operation input information acquisition unit acquiring first operation input information as operation input information which is input by a viewer experiencing the virtual reality space and which is about display of the second material, in which the second display control unit changes a display manner of the second material based on the first operation input information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignees: NEC CORPORATION, NEC Solution Innovators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yousuke Motohashi, Mayo Taketa, Takashi Nonaka, Hiroaki Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 11907627
    Abstract: In an integrated circuit (IC) assessment method, an artificial intelligence (AI) component comprising at least one artificial neural network (ANN) is trained to transform layout rendering tiles of a rendering of a reference IC into corresponding reference layout image tiles extracted from at least one layout image of the reference IC. Using the trained AI component, standard cell layout renderings of a library of GDSII or OASIS standard cell layout renderings are transformed into as-fabricated standard cell layout renderings forming a library of as fabricated standard cell layout renderings. Instantiated standard cells and their placements in the layout image of an IC-under-test are identified by matching the instantiated standard cells with corresponding as-fabricated standard cell layout renderings retrieved from the library of as fabricated standard cell layout renderings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Adam Kimura, Rohan Prabhu, Noah Mun
  • Patent number: 11900652
    Abstract: A method and computing system for performing the method are presented. The method may include receiving image information representing an object; identifying a set of one or more matching object recognition templates associated with a set of one or more detection hypotheses. The method may further include selecting a primary detection hypothesis associated with a matching object recognition template; generating a primary candidate region based on the matching object recognition template; determining at least one of: (i) whether the set of one or more matching object recognition templates has a subset of one or more remaining matching templates, or (ii) whether the image information has a portion representing an unmatched region; and generating a safety volume list based on at least one of: (i) the unmatched region, or (ii) one or more additional candidate regions that are generated based on the subset of one or more remaining matching templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: MUJIN, INC.
    Inventors: Jose Jeronimo Moreira Rodrigues, Rosen Nikolaev Diankov, Jinze Yu, Ahmed Abouelela, Yoshiki Kanemoto
  • Patent number: 11893493
    Abstract: In some aspects, systems and methods for efficiently clustering a large-scale dataset for improving the construction and training of machine-learning models, such as neural network models, are provided. A dataset used for training a neural network model configured can be clustered into a first set of clusters and a second set of clusters. The neural network model can be constructed with a number of nodes in a hidden layer that is based on the number of clusters in the first set of clusters. The neural network can be trained based on training samples selected from the second set of clusters. In some aspects, the trained neural network model can be utilized to satisfy risk assessment queries to compute output risk indicators for target entities. The output risk indicator can be used to control access to one or more interactive computing environments by the target entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: EQUIFAX INC.
    Inventors: Rajkumar Bondugula, Piyush Patel
  • Patent number: 11895336
    Abstract: Video encoders and video decoders are configured to supplemental enhancement information (SEI) messages. The SEI messages may include picture orientation transform type syntax elements that indicate how a picture may be rotated and/or mirrored. The SEI messages may also include quality metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yong He, Muhammed Zeyd Coban, Dmytro Rusanovskyy
  • Patent number: 11883927
    Abstract: A method of machining a surface of a component. The method comprises scanning the surface of the component to obtain scanned electronic 3D data representing the scanned surface of the component locating a surface defect of the scanned surface and identifying a defect region that surrounds and includes the surface defect, and providing electronic 3D data representing a patch having the desired shape of the defect region. The method also comprises transforming the patch to generate a tooling path for repairing the surface defect. The transformation comprising translating a plurality of nodes of the patch. The translation distance of each node based on the distance of that node from an origin node of the patch. The method further comprises machining the surface of the component according to the generated tooling path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: Karl S. Huckerby
  • Patent number: 11880972
    Abstract: This application relates to a tissue nodule detection and tissue nodule detection model training method, apparatus, device, storage medium and system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Chen Cheng, Zhongqian Sun, Zhao Chen, Wei Yang
  • Patent number: 11880203
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling navigation of an autonomous vehicle for traversing a drivable area are disclosed. The methods include receiving information relating to a drivable area that includes a plurality of polygons, identifying a plurality of logical edges that form a boundary of the drivable area, sequentially and repeatedly analyzing concavities of each the plurality of logical edges until identification of a first logical edge that has a concavity greater than a threshold, creating a first logical segment of the boundary of the drivable area. This segmentation may be repeated until each of the plurality of logical edges has been classified. The method may include creating and adding (to a map) a data representation of the drivable area that comprises an indication of the plurality of logical segments, and adding the data representation to a road network map comprising the drivable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Argo AI, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory Boyd Nichols
  • Patent number: 11880939
    Abstract: Techniques related to embedding a 3D object model within a 3D scene are discussed. Such techniques include determining two or more object mask images for two or more corresponding cameras trained on the 3D scene, projecting 3D points from the 3D object model to the image planes of the two or more cameras, and determining a position and orientation of the 3D object model in the scene using the object mask images and the projected 3D points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Danny Khazov, Itay Kaufman, Or Weiser, Zohar Avnat, Roee Lazar
  • Patent number: 11881301
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for utilizing histogram views for improved visualization of three-dimensional (3D) medical images. Imaging data obtained during medical imaging examination of a patient may be processed, with the imaging data corresponding to a particular medical imaging technique. At least one medical image may be generated based on processing of the imaging data. Histogram data may be generated based on the at least one medical image. At least one histogram may be displayed along with the at least one medical image or a projection of the at least one medical image, with the at least one histogram including or being is based on the histogram data, and with the at least one histogram being displayed next to and aligned with the at least one medical image or the projection of the at least one medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Nicolas Gogin, Jerome Knoplioch
  • Patent number: 11872832
    Abstract: Techniques for texture-based authentication of digital identity documents are disclosed. The disclosed techniques include authentication based on global texture information and/or on local texture information. Global texture-based authentication may include generating a global texture profile for an identity document image and comparing the global texture profile with a stored profile associated with a jurisdiction class of the identity document. Local texture-based authentication may include generating one or more local texture patches representative of texture information of one or more select local blocks of the ID. The one or more local texture patches are provided as input to one or more local detectors each trained to detect the presence of a forgery based on a target manipulation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
    Inventors: Rein-Lien Hsu, Brian Martin
  • Patent number: 11875560
    Abstract: The image recognition method includes: obtaining an image data stream, wherein the image data frame includes a current frame; performing image recognition on an object in the current frame to generate a first box corresponding to the current frame; detecting movement of the object to generate a second box corresponding to the current frame; and determining the object as a tracking target according to the first box and the second box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Fan Liou, Su-Yun Yu, Kui-Ting Chen
  • Patent number: 11875588
    Abstract: A document processing apparatus includes a processor configured to extract an image area, in which an image is disposed, from a plurality of documents to be processed, perform an image recognition process on the image area, compare information on the image of the image area for each document, the information being obtained by performing the image recognition process, and decide a difference for the documents based on a result of comparison of the information on the image and a decision rule for the documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Teraguchi
  • Patent number: 11869260
    Abstract: A series of steps may be performed to automatically extract structured data from an image. First, anchor points may be extracted from the image, representing areas of the image that potentially contain information of interest. The arrangement of anchor points may be used to identify a template. A transform may be generated, to facilitate mapping between particular points in the selected template and corresponding points in the image. The transform may then be used to automatically read visual information from the image and extract structured data from the visual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Kargo Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Bingyan Liu, Pengxiang Hu, Maxwell C. Goldberg, Taylor Harwin
  • Patent number: 11869263
    Abstract: A computer-implemented tool for automated classification and interpretation of documents, such as life science documents supporting clinical trials, is configured to perform a combination of raw text, document construct, and image analyses to enhance classification accuracy by enabling a more comprehensive machine-based understanding of document content. The combination of analyses provides context for classification by leveraging relative spatial relationships among text and image elements, identifying characteristics and formatting of elements, and extracting additional metadata from the documents as compared to conventional automated classification tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: IQVIA Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Shorter, Barry Ahrens
  • Patent number: 11863765
    Abstract: A method and encoding unit for encoding a block of pixels into a compressed data structure determines a set of Haar coefficients for a 2×2 quad of pixels of the block of pixels, which set includes a plurality of differential coefficients and an average coefficient. A first portion of the compressed data structure is determined using the differential coefficients and includes a first set of bits which indicates an order of the magnitudes of the differential coefficients, and a second set of bits which indicates a sign and an exponent for each of one or more of the differential coefficients which are non-zero. A second portion of the compressed data structure is determined using the average coefficient determined for the 2×2 quad of pixels. The compressed data structure is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Rostam King
  • Patent number: 11861070
    Abstract: Example systems, devices, media, and methods are described for controlling one or more virtual elements on a display in response to hand gestures detected by an eyewear device that is capturing frames of video data with its camera system. An image processing system detects a hand and presents a menu icon on the display in accordance with a detected current hand location. The image processing system detects a series of hand shapes in the captured frames of video data and determines whether the detected hand shapes match any of a plurality of predefined hand gestures stored in a hand gesture library. In response to a match, the method includes executing an action in accordance with the matching hand gesture. In response to an opening gesture, an element animation system presents one or more graphical elements incrementally moving along a path extending away from the menu icon. A closing hand gesture causes the elements to retreat along the path toward the menu icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Viktoria Hwang, Karen Stolzenberg
  • Patent number: 11854152
    Abstract: Wearable systems for privacy preserving expression generation for augmented or virtual reality client applications. An example method includes receiving, by an expression manager configured to communicate expression information to client applications, a request from a client application for access to the expression information. The expression information reflects information derived from one or more sensors of the wearable system, with the client application being configured to present virtual content including an avatar rendered based on the expression information. A user interface is output for presentation which requests user authorization for the client application to access the expression information. In response to receiving user input indicating user authorization, enabling access to the expression information is enabled. The client application obtains periodic updates to the expression information, and the avatar is rendered based on the periodic updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomislav Pejsa, Dushan Vasilevski, Victor Ng-Thow-Hing, Koichi Mori
  • Patent number: 11853350
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a method for updating query information for tracing a target object from multi-camera including receiving a query information update command including query information for tracing a target object from multi-camera, searching for at least one image displaying the target object among a plurality of images captured by the multiple cameras, and updating the query information of a query image based on the at least one found image, and a multi-camera system performing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ig Jae Kim, Heeseung Choi, Haksub Kim, Seungho Chae, Yoonsik Yang
  • Patent number: 11854263
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure can provide a method, a corresponding target video processing package may be automatically obtained through matching according to scene description information, so that an operation of manually making a selection by a user in the related art is omitted. Therefore, matching efficiency of video processing manners may be improved. In addition, a plurality of video processing manners may be obtained through matching at a time, so that the matching efficiency is further improved. In addition, because the target video processing package is dynamically and correspondingly obtained through matching based on the scene description information, the target video processing package obtained through matching can be caused to accord with actual video content as much as possible. Further, accuracy of video processing may be improved, to satisfy an actual requirement of a user as much as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Xue Li, Wei Xiong
  • Patent number: 11847668
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically aggregating, evaluating, and providing a contextually relevant offer or incentive is disclosed. One method obtains a plurality of offers for a customer. Each of the plurality of offers is then evaluated to determine a contextual relevance of each of the plurality of offers. Each of the plurality of offers is then sorted into a best contextually relevant offer to a least contextually relevant offer order. The obtaining, evaluating, and sorting is continuously repeated until a time for using an offer is identified. The system and method then present the best contextually relevant offer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: BREAD FINANCIAL PAYMENTS, INC.
    Inventor: Shannon Andrick
  • Patent number: 11844656
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes: a hardware processor that search for a blood vessel position of a subject in a tomographic image and automatically setting a region corresponding to the blood vessel position detected in the tomographic image as a measurement region for generating a Doppler image. In a case where a measurement region has been already set or in a case where a specified position specified by a user exists when the hardware processor automatically sets the measurement region, the hardware processor executes processing of searching for the blood vessel position such that the measurement region is automatically set near the measurement region that has been already set or the specified position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Makiko Urabe, Yoshihiro Takeda, Akihiro Kawabata
  • Patent number: 11847562
    Abstract: An obstacle recognition assistance device includes: a memory configured to store instructions; and a processor configured to execute the instructions to acquire a first recognition result and sensing information. The first recognition result is a result based on a first recognition process performed using the sensing information acquired by an obstacle sensing device. The first recognition result indicates whether or not an obstacle is present. The processor is further configured to execute the instructions to verify whether the first recognition result is incorrect based on the first recognition result and a second recognition result. The second recognition result is a result based on a second recognition process performed using the sensing information. The second recognition process indicates whether or not the obstacle is present. The processor is further configured to execute the instructions to record a verification result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuki Ogata
  • Patent number: 11847819
    Abstract: Disclosed is a computer-implemented method which encompasses registering a tracked imaging device such as a microscope having a known viewing direction and an atlas to a patient space so that a transformation can be established between the atlas space and the reference system for defining positions in images of an anatomical structure of the patient. Labels are associated with certain constituents of the images and are input into a learning algorithm such as a machine learning algorithm, for example a convolutional neural network, together with the medical images and an anatomical vector and for example also the atlas to train the learning algorithm for automatic segmentation of patient images generated with the tracked imaging device. The trained learning algorithm then allows for efficient segmentation and/or labelling of patient images without having to register the patient images to the atlas each time, thereby saving on computational effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: BRAINLAB AG
    Inventors: Stefan Vilsmeier, Jens Schmaler
  • Patent number: 11841421
    Abstract: A synthetic aperture radar image analysis system 20 includes: a phase correlation determination means 21 which determines a strength of the phase correlation between a plurality of pixels in an image selected from among a plurality of images on the basis of the plurality of images that have been photographed by a synthetic aperture radar and show the same point; a shape determination means 22 which determines a degree of similarity between the shape of the distribution of the plurality of pixels and an object shape indicated by geospatial information; and an association means 23 which associates the plurality of pixels with the object on the basis of the determined strength of the phase correlation and the determined degree of similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taichi Tanaka, Daisuke Ikefuji, Osamu Hoshuyama
  • Patent number: 11836964
    Abstract: Embodiments pertain to an imaging system configured to reduce or prevent the effect of unwanted specular reflections reflected by specular surfaces located in a scene. The system comprises at least one image acquisition device for acquiring a scene image comprising a specular surface providing specular light reflections. The at least one image acquisition device comprises at least one first image sensor and imaging optics having an optical axis for guiding light received from the scene along the optical axis onto the at least one first image sensor. The system further comprises at least one polarization filter operably positioned between the at least one first image sensor and an object. The system is configured to determine a polarization filter orientation such that an amount of specular light reflections incident onto the at least one first image sensor is reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: ELBIT SYSTEMS C4I AND CYBER LTD.
    Inventors: Ilya Leizerson, Yaron Mayerowicz
  • Patent number: 11837239
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for the use of machine learning techniques to perform authentication, such as biometrics-based user authentication. For example, user biometric information (e.g., facial features, fingerprints, voice, etc.) of a user may be used to train a machine learning model, in addition to a noise vector. A representation of the biometric information (e.g., an image file including a picture of the user's face, an encoded file with vectors or other representation of the user's fingerprint, a sound file including the user's voice, etc.) may be iteratively transformed until the transformed biometric information matches the noise vector, and the machine learning model may be trained based on the set of transformations that ultimately yield the noise vector, when given the biometric information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sumanth S. Mallya, Corbin Pierce Moline, Saravanan Mallesan
  • Patent number: 11830208
    Abstract: Techniques related to performing image registration are discussed. Such techniques include converting a source image region and a target image portion from a color image space to a semantic space and iteratively converging homography parameters using the source image region and target image portion in the semantic space by applying iterations with some homography parameters allowed to vary and others blocked from varying and subsequent iterations with all homography parameters allowed to vary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Itay Kaufman, Or Weiser
  • Patent number: 11831657
    Abstract: Techniques for enforcing trust policies for payload data transmitted through a data provisioning layer include: receiving, by a node in the data provisioning layer, payload data to be delivered to a recipient; obtaining, by the node, a trust policy indicating multiple attributes used to determine trustworthiness of payloads; determining, by the node, a set of values of the attributes associated with the payload data; generating, by the node, a trustworthiness opinion based at least on the trust policy and the set of values of the attributes; transmitting, by the node, the payload data and the trustworthiness opinion via the data provisioning layer toward the recipient; computing, by the recipient, a trustworthiness metric associated with the payload data based at least on the trustworthiness opinion; and determining, by the recipient, an action to take with respect to the payload data based at least on the trustworthiness metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: William Timothy Strayer, Brandon Doherty Kalashian, Michael Hassan Atighetchi, Stephane Yannick Blais, Samuel Cunningham Nelson
  • Patent number: 11829706
    Abstract: An automated method for assembling common commercial documents such as invoices, bills of lading and purchase orders placed in multipage files containing multiple documents without separators is described. The method is applicable in the presence of attachments and utilizes training data consisting of fields of interest and their locations in documents together with invariant fields frequently present in documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Ancora Software Inc.
    Inventor: David Pintsov
  • Patent number: 11823428
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a storage device configured to store a plurality of dictionary data for respectively detecting a plurality of different objects from an image; and at least one processor configured to function as: a detection unit configured to use partial dictionary data of the plurality of dictionary data to detect an object corresponding to the partial dictionary data, with respect to each frame of an image of a plurality of frames obtained by an image capturing device; and a switching unit configured to switch the dictionary data to be used by the detection unit in the plurality of frames, according to a result of the object detection by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryota Kashu
  • Patent number: 11823477
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for extracting data from a table comprising a plurality of cells is provided. The method comprises: receiving image data representing a physical layout of the table and words or characters in the table; generating a plurality of tokens, each token representing a semantic unit of the words or characters; and generating at least one language embedding and at least one position embedding associated with each token. The method further comprises: associating at least one token with a cell; receiving the tokens at an input of a cell classifier trained to generate a cell classification for each cell based on the language embeddings and the position embeddings of the at least one token associated with the cell; and determining a relationship exists between at least two cells based at least in part on the cell classifications and the position embeddings of the tokens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: MOORE AND GASPERECZ GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mahdi Ramezani, Ghazal Sahebzamani, Robin Saxifrage, Marcel Jose Guevara
  • Patent number: 11818107
    Abstract: A network device and a peripheral device for attachment with a medical imaging device provides for the encryption and conversion of a medical image into a secure and standardized image file format as well as the communication of the encrypted and/or converted image to a secure server on a remote network. The devices may detect an unencrypted medical image file transmitted and encrypt and convert selected medical image files associated with the medical data based on standardized medical data format specifications that correlate with an output destination type. An encryption and conversion unit may be incorporated within the hardware and software of a medical imaging device or another network device in order to provide the capability for encrypting a medical image for transmission that is compatible with a destination device or network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: TRICE IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Westin, Johanna Wollert Melin, Asa Sjoblom Nordgren
  • Patent number: 11816880
    Abstract: A face recognition method includes: obtaining a first feature image that describes a face feature of a target face image and a first feature vector corresponding to the first feature image; obtaining a first feature value that represents a degree of difference between a face feature in the first feature image and that in the target face image; obtaining a similarity between the target face image and a template face image according to the first feature vector, the first feature value, and a second feature vector and a second feature value corresponding to a second feature image of the template face image, the second feature value describing a degree of difference between a face feature in the second feature image and that in the template face image; and determining, when the similarity is greater than a preset threshold, that the target face image matches the template face image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jianqing Xu, Pengcheng Shen, Shaoxin Li
  • Patent number: 11798270
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method for inspecting features of an image using an image inspection controller that includes a processor communicatively coupled to a memory is described. The method includes receiving, at the processor, an input image, performing, on the input image, one of a semantic segmentation process and an object classification process to generate an output image, and prompting a user to select between approving the displayed output image, and at least one of i) performing an additional semantic segmentation process on the displayed output image, and ii) performing an additional object classification process on the displayed output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Molecular Devices, LLC
    Inventors: Yousef Al-Kofahi, Michael MacDonald, Asha Singanamalli, Mohammed Yousefhussien, Will Marshall
  • Patent number: 11800185
    Abstract: In a system for distributing video image content from a server to a viewer terminal, a configuration is provided in which the load to the transmission path is reduced by reducing the volume of distribution volume while improving the image quality to be viewed. Content data based on a low-bitrate-encoded image and data of an image of a transformation matrix in a neural network which is model data for obtaining an image close to an original image from the low-bitrate-encoded image are transmitted to the viewer terminal from the video image content distribution server. These data are used by the viewer terminal to obtain improved video image content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Dwango Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kojima, Kazuhiko Kusano, Hajime Kato
  • Patent number: 11790542
    Abstract: Accurate vehicle localization is arguably the most critical and fundamental task for autonomous vehicle navigation. While dense 3D point-cloud-based maps enable precise localization, they impose significant storage and transmission burdens when used in city-scale environments. A highly compressed representation for LiDAR maps, along with an efficient and robust real-time alignment algorithm for on-vehicle LiDAR scans, is proposed here. The proposed mapping framework, requires less than 0.1% of the storage space of the original 3D point cloud map. In essence, mapping framework emulates an original map through feature likelihood functions. In particular, the mapping framework models planar, pole and curb features. These three feature classes are long-term stable, distinct and common among vehicular roadways. Multiclass feature points are extracted from LiDAR scans through feature detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Hayder Radha, Daniel Morris, Su Pang
  • Patent number: 11789903
    Abstract: A plurality of files that include unsearchable computer data may be analyzed and tagged. A plurality of tags that relate to characteristics of the files is determined. The characteristics relate to both the data included in the files as well as the general structure or nature of the files. The plurality of computer files is then tagged or associated with these tags, enabling the plurality of computer files to be searched to identify and retrieve relevant files of the computer files. The tags may be updated in response to various prompts to reflect changing computer files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Neil Kakita, Abhijit Rao, Robert Louis Sellers
  • Patent number: 11775059
    Abstract: A method for determining human eye close degrees includes: acquiring a face image; determining a human eye open amplitude and a reference distance in the face image; calculating a relative amplitude of the human eye open amplitude relative to the reference distance; acquiring a maximum relative amplitude; and calculating a human eye close weight in the face image based on the relative amplitude and the maximum relative amplitude, the human eye close weight being configured to measure a human eye close degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: BIGO TECHNOLOGY PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Feiqian Zhang, Gengdai Liu
  • Patent number: 11762318
    Abstract: An automatic detection method for a paper size is disclosed. a plurality of mark points is set on a paperweight along a paperweight direction that is different from a feeding direction. The disclosure senses a plurality of row images combining into a scan image during a paper passing between the paperweight and an image sensor, determines an edge length of the paper based on a range of the mark points covered by the paper, and determines a paper size based on the edge length. The disclosure can effectively detect the paper size without any additional sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: CAL-COMP ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yung-Sen Cheng, Tzu-Cheng Chang
  • Patent number: 11765475
    Abstract: A system for obtaining dark current images includes one or more processors and one or more hardware storage devices storing instructions that are executable by the one or more processors to configure the system to perform various acts. The acts include obtaining a first image frame, generating a first low-pass filtered image by applying a low-pass filter to the first image frame, and generating a first estimated dark current image by subtracting the first low-pass filtered image from the first image frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Kirk Price, Michael Bleyer, Christopher Douglas Edmonds, Casey Lee Miller
  • Patent number: 11759716
    Abstract: The present invention is a system and method for providing an online game implemented by means of a computer system. The method includes the step of storing a plurality of images in at least one computing device. The method then includes the step of obtaining content data from the plurality of images stored in the computing device through a content extraction module. The method includes the step of facilitating the users to initiate a challenge for each other to create a game session over a game networking system through a challenge creation module. The game session includes a friend game session and a date game session. The method includes the step of initiating the game session created by the challenge creation module over the game networking system through a gaming module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventor: Erick Barto
  • Patent number: 11756110
    Abstract: A front-end image acquisition component acquires photographs and/or videos of the exterior of a vehicle traveling on a path between a first predefined location and a second predefined location. In one aspect, an image acquisition system comprises a first camera support structure, a second camera support structure, an image processor, and a memory. Cameras are affixed to each of the camera support structures for acquiring image data of a subject vehicle. Image data is controlled by the image processor and the memory. In another aspect, an image acquisition system comprises a first camera tower, a second camera tower, a camera boom. Cameras are affixed to each of the camera towers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: BWI Acquisition, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Hauk
  • Patent number: 11748983
    Abstract: Example PPE fit systems are described that verify that a current fit of a PPE on a wearer is consistent with a previous fit test of the PPE on the particular wearer. During a fit test of a PPE, an image capture device captures an image of the wearer with the PPE that represents a verified reference for a fit of PPE of a same or similar type on the particular wearer. During a verification check, an image capture device captures an image of the wearer with the PPE. Visual features of the fit test image are compared with visual features of the verification image to determine whether the fit of the PPE on the wearer is correct. Differences between the visual features are alerted to the user, such as for correction, adjustment, or retest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Claire R. Donoghue, Christopher P. Henderson
  • Patent number: 11749401
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for seed relabeling for seed-based slice-wise lesion segmentation. The mechanism receives a lesion mask for a three-dimensional medical image volume. The lesion mask corresponds to detected lesions in the medical image volume and wherein each detected lesion has a lesion contour. The mechanism generates a distance map for a given two-dimensional slice in the medical image volume based on the lesion mask. The distance map comprises a distance to a lesion contour for each voxel of the given two-dimensional slice. The mechanism performs local maxima identification to select a set of local maxima from the distance map such that each local maximum has a value greater than its immediate neighbor points. The mechanism performs seed relabeling based on the distance map and the set of local maxima to generate a set of seeds. Each seed represents a center of a distinct component of a lesion contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Guerbet
    Inventors: Yi-Qing Wang, Giovanni John Jacques Palma
  • Patent number: 11748990
    Abstract: An object recognition ingestion system is presented. The object ingestion system captures image data of objects, possibly in an uncontrolled setting. The image data is analyzed to determine if one or more a priori know canonical shape objects match the object represented in the image data. The canonical shape object also includes one or more reference PoVs indicating perspectives from which to analyze objects having the corresponding shape. An object ingestion engine combines the canonical shape object along with the image data to create a model of the object. The engine generates a desirable set of model PoVs from the reference PoVs, and then generates recognition descriptors from each of the model PoVs. The descriptors, image data, model PoVs, or other contextually relevant information are combined into key frame bundles having sufficient information to allow other computing devices to recognize the object at a later time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventors: Kamil Wnuk, David McKinnon, Jeremi Sudol, Bing Song, Matheen Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 11741650
    Abstract: Dynamically customized animatable 3D models of virtual characters (“avatars”) in electronic messaging are provided. Users of instant messaging are represented dynamically by customized animatable 3D models of a corresponding virtual character. An example method comprises receiving input from a mobile device user, the input being an audio stream and/or an image/video stream; and based on an animatable 3D model and the streams, automatically generating a dynamically customized animatable 3D model corresponding to the user, including performing dynamic conversion of the input into an expression stream and corresponding time information. The example method includes generating a link to the expression stream and corresponding time information, for transmission in an instant message, and causing display of the customized animatable 3D model. Link generation and causing display is performed automatically or in response to user action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Didimo, Inc.
    Inventors: Verónica Costa Teixeira Pinto Orvalho, Hugo Miguel dos Reis Pereira, José Carlos Guedes dos Prazeres Miranda, Eva Margarida Ferreira de Abreu Almeida
  • Patent number: 11734506
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a processor configured to specify a first template document corresponding to a first document including a first document element, and a second template document corresponding to a second document including a second document element in a case where a relationship is set between the first document element and the second document element; set the relationship between a first template element which is a document element corresponding to the first document element among document elements in the first template document and a second template element which is a document element corresponding to the second document element among document elements in the second template document; and set the relationship between the document element corresponding to the first template element in a first duplicated document obtained by duplicating the first template document and the document element corresponding to the second template element in a second duplicated document obtained by dupl
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Saneyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11731261
    Abstract: A method of operating a robot includes providing position information about a destination; receiving a request for an escort service to the destination in response to the position information; determining whether the escort service is available based on information related to the destination, the information related to the destination including at least one of state information of the destination or time information related to the destination; causing the robot to move and provide guiding to the destination in response to the request when the escort service is available; and notifying that the escort service is not available when the escort service is not available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yongjae Kim, Seunghee Kim, Junhee Yeo
  • Patent number: 11734452
    Abstract: Systems and methods for obscuring data from a data source include devices and processes that may objectively measure the information loss for the data source that is caused by applying a privacy policy, and may apply a policy to the data source based on the measured information loss. The systems and methods may measure the information loss for a large data source by taking a representative sample from the data source and applying the policy to the sample in order to quantify the information loss. The quantified information loss can be iteratively used to change the policy in order to meet utility and/or privacy goals, and the system can subsequently apply the changed policy to the data source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: IMMUTA, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Regensburger, Andrew D. Burt, Barry R. Hammen, Alfred V. Rossi, III