Patents Assigned to EDGE 3 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
  • Patent number: 11212511
    Abstract: Multiview calibration is essential for accurate three-dimensional computation. However, multiview calibration can not be accurate enough because of the tolerances required in some of the intrinsic and extrinsic parameters that are associated with the calibration process, along with fundamental imperfections that are associated with the manufacturing and assembly process itself. As a result, residual error in calibration is left over, with no known methods to mitigate such errors. Residual error mitigation is presented in this work to address the shortcomings that are associated with calibration of multiview camera systems. Residual error mitigation may be performed inline with a given calibration approach, or may be presented as a secondary processing step that is more application specific. Residual error mitigation aims at modifying the original parameters that have been estimated during an initial calibration process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, Joshua King, James Holmes, Milind Subhash Gide
  • Patent number: 11169618
    Abstract: A gesture control system includes a processor, the processor in communication with a plurality of sensors. The processor is configured to perform the steps of detecting, using the plurality of sensors, a gesture in a volume occupied by a plurality of occupants, analyzing a prior knowledge to associate the gesture with one of the plurality of occupants, and generating an output, the output being determined by the gesture and the one of the plurality of occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., EDGE 3 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Stuart Yamamoto, Matt Conway, Graeme Asher, Matt McElvogue, Churu Yun, Tarek El Dokor, Josh King, James E. Holmes, Jordan Cluster
  • Patent number: 11120576
    Abstract: A method and system for calibration parameter validation. The method includes performing a camera calibration generating a calibration result, applying a coarse pass-fail criteria to the calibration result and rejecting the camera if the calibration result does not pass the coarse pass fail-criteria. The method further includes applying a fine pass-fail criteria based upon at least information stored at a central repository to the calibration result if the calibration result passes the coarse pass-fail criteria, rejecting the camera if the calibration result does not pass the fine pass fail-criteria, accepting the camera if the calibration result passes the fine pass fail-criteria, and entering the calibration result into the central repository. The information stored at the central repository includes key performance indicator/key performance metric information for one or more measured parameters of the calibration result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, Milind Subhash Gide
  • Patent number: 11023784
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing image data is provided. The method includes the steps of employing a main processing network for classifying one or more features of the image data, employing a monitor processing network for determining one or more confusing classifications of the image data, and spawning a specialist processing network to process image data associated with the one or more confusing classifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Tarek El Dokor
  • Patent number: 10909426
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing image data is provided. The method includes the steps of employing a main processing network for classifying one or more features of the image data, employing a monitor processing network for determining one or more confusing classifications of the image data, and spawning a specialist processing network to process image data associated with the one or more confusing classifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Tarek El Dokor
  • Patent number: 10866204
    Abstract: A method for sensing analyte. The method includes the steps of sensing one or more parameters in reaction to the presence of one or more analytes and outputting a current therefrom in accordance with level of the sensed parameter by each of a plurality of sensors, each of the plurality of sensors being provided in one or more sensor array columns, selectively heating one or more of the sensor array columns by a heating element, and receiving an output current from one of the plurality of sensors from each of the plurality of sensor arrays by a Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) arranged in a VCO array. The method further includes the steps of generating an output oscillation frequency by each VCO in accordance with the level of the received output current, and counting a number of oscillations over a predetermined time received from each of the plurality of VCOs in the VCO array by a plurality of counters arranged in a counter array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus Dimmler, Thomas Moss, III
  • Patent number: 10860116
    Abstract: A gesture control system includes a processor, the processor in communication with a plurality of sensors. The processor is configured to perform the steps of detecting, using the plurality of sensors, a gesture in a volume occupied by a plurality of occupants, analyzing a prior knowledge to associate the gesture with one of the plurality of occupants, and generating an output, the output being determined by the gesture and the one of the plurality of occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., EDGE 3 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Stuart Yamamoto, Matt Conway, Graeme Asher, Matt McElvogue, Churu Yun, Tarek El Dokor, Josh King, James E. Holmes, Jordan Cluster
  • Patent number: 10846844
    Abstract: A novel disparity computation technique is presented which comprises multiple orthogonal disparity maps, generated from approximately orthogonal decomposition feature spaces, collaboratively generating a composite disparity map. Using an approximately orthogonal feature set extracted from such feature spaces produces an approximately orthogonal set of disparity maps that can be composited together to produce a final disparity map. Various methods for dimensioning scenes and are presented. One approach extracts the top and bottom vertices of a cuboid, along with the set of lines, whose intersections define such points. It then defines a unique box from these two intersections as well as the associated lines. Orthographic projection is then attempted, to recenter the box perspective. This is followed by the extraction of the three-dimensional information that is associated with the box, and finally, the dimensions of the box are computed. The same concepts can apply to hallways, rooms, and any other object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster
  • Patent number: 10845890
    Abstract: A gesture-enabled keyboard and method are defined. The gesture-enabled keyboard includes a keyboard housing including one or more keyboard keys for typing, a pair of stereo camera sensors mounted within the keyboard housing, a field of view of the pair of stereo camera sensors projecting substantially perpendicularly to the plane of the keyboard housing, and a pair of micro-electronic machines, each of the micro-electronic machines being coupled with, and adapted to adjust a position of a corresponding one of the pair of stereo cameras. A background of the field of view is updated when one or more alternative input devices are in use. A gesture region including a plurality of interaction zones and a virtual membrane defining a region of transition from one of the plurality of interaction zones to another of the plurality of interaction zones is defined within the field of view of the pair of stereo camera sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Tarek El Dokor
  • Patent number: 10825159
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for segmenting an image are provided. The method may include the steps of clustering pixels from one of a plurality of images into one or more segments, determining one or more unstable segments changing by more than a predetermined threshold from a prior of the plurality of images, determining one or more segments transitioning from an unstable to a stable segment, determining depth for one or more of the one or more segments that have changed by more than the predetermined threshold, determining depth for one or more of the one or more transitioning segments, and combining the determined depth for the one or more unstable segments and the one or more transitioning segments with a predetermined depth of all segments changing less than the predetermined threshold from the prior of the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster
  • Patent number: 10721448
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program are provided that present a real-time approach to Chromaticity maximization to be used in image segmentation. The ambient illuminant in a scene may be first approximated. The input image may then be preprocessed to remove the impact of the illuminant, and approximate an ambient white light source instead. The resultant image is then choma-maximized. The result is an adaptive Chromaticity maximization algorithm capable of adapting to a wide dynamic range of illuminations. A segmentation algorithm is put in place as well that takes advantage of such an approach. This approach also has applications in HDR photography and real-time HDR video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, Joshua King
  • Patent number: 10666926
    Abstract: Multiview calibration is essential for accurate three-dimensional computation. However, multiview calibration can not be accurate enough because of the tolerances required in some of the intrinsic and extrinsic parameters that are associated with the calibration process, along with fundamental imperfections that are associated with the manufacturing and assembly process itself. As a result, residual error in calibration is left over, with no known methods to mitigate such errors. Residual error mitigation is presented in this work to address the shortcomings that are associated with calibration of multiview camera systems. Residual error mitigation may be performed inline with a given calibration approach, or may be presented as a secondary processing step that is more application specific. Residual error mitigation aims at modifying the original parameters that have been estimated during an initial calibration process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, Joshua King, James Holmes, Milind Subhash Gide
  • Patent number: 10607370
    Abstract: A method and system for calibration parameter validation. The method includes performing a camera calibration generating a calibration result, applying a coarse pass-fail criteria to the calibration result and rejecting the camera if the calibration result does not pass the coarse pass fail-criteria. The method further includes applying a fine pass-fail criteria based upon at least information stored at a central repository to the calibration result if the calibration result passes the coarse pass-fail criteria, rejecting the camera if the calibration result does not pass the fine pass fail-criteria, accepting the camera if the calibration result passes the fine pass fail-criteria, and entering the calibration result into the central repository. The information stored at the central repository includes key performance indicator/key performance metric information for one or more measured parameters of the calibration result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, Milind Subhash Gide
  • Patent number: 10599269
    Abstract: A near-touch interface is provided that utilizes stereo cameras and a series of targeted structured light tessellations, emanating from the screen as a light source and incident on objects in the field-of-view. After radial distortion from a series of wide-angle lenses is mitigated, a surface-based spatio-temporal stereo algorithm is utilized to estimate initial depth values. Once these values are calculated, a subsequent refinement step may be applied in which light source tessellations are used to flash a structure onto targeted components of the scene, where initial near-interaction disparity values have been calculated. The combination of a spherical stereo algorithm, and smoothing with structured light source tessellations, provides for a very reliable and fast near-field depth engine, and resolves issues that are associated with depth estimates for embedded solutions of this approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Tarek El Dokor
  • Patent number: 10585533
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for creating an adaptive mosaic pixel-wise virtual Bayer pattern. The method may include receiving a plurality of monochromatic images from an array of imaging elements, creating a reference ordered set at infinity from the plurality of monochromatic images, running a demosaicing process on the reference ordered set, and creating a color image from the demosaiced ordered set. One or more offset artifacts resulting from the demosaicing process may be computed at a distance other than infinity, the ordered set may be modified in accordance with the computed offsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Joshua King, Roger Hauptman
  • Patent number: 10586334
    Abstract: A method and system for segmenting a plurality of images. The method comprises the steps of segmenting the image through a novel clustering technique that is, generating a composite depth map including temporally stable segments of the image as well as segments in subsequent images that have changed. These changes may be determined by determining one or more differences between the temporally stable depth map and segments included in one or more subsequent frames. Thereafter, the portions of the one or more subsequent frames that include segments including changes from their corresponding segments in the temporally stable depth map are processed and are combined with the segments from the temporally stable depth map to compute their associated disparities in one or more subsequent frames. The images may include a pair of stereo images acquired through a stereo camera system at a substantially similar time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Joshua King, Jordan Cluster, James Edward Holmes
  • Patent number: 10551936
    Abstract: A gesture control system includes a processor, the processor in communication with a plurality of sensors. The processor is configured to perform the steps of detecting, using the plurality of sensors, a gesture in a volume occupied by a plurality of occupants, analyzing a prior knowledge to associate the gesture with one of the plurality of occupants, and generating an output, the output being determined by the gesture and the one of the plurality of occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Yamamoto, Matt Conway, Graeme Asher, Matt McElvogue, Churu Yun, Tarek El Dokor, Josh King, James E. Holmes, Jordan Cluster
  • Patent number: 10466657
    Abstract: A method and system for globally updating a plurality of learning implicit gesture control systems. Embodiments can comprise receiving, by a global server and from a plurality of learning implicit gesture control systems, a user data. The global server configured to analyze the user data and determine an applicable integration level, and the global server further able to communicate with the plurality of learning implicit gesture control systems. Modifying a global parameter when the global server determines the applicable integration level is a global integration level; and transmitting the modified global parameter to the plurality of learning implicit gesture control systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., EDGE 3 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tarek A. El Dokor, Joshua King, Jordan Cluster, James E. Holmes
  • Patent number: 10222910
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for creating an adaptive mosaic pixel-wise virtual Bayer pattern. The method may include receiving a plurality of monochromatic images from an array of imaging elements, creating a reference ordered set at infinity from the plurality of monochromatic images, running a demosaicing process on the reference ordered set, and creating a color image from the demosaiced ordered set. One or more offset artifacts resulting from the demosaicing process may be computed at a distance other than infinity, the ordered set may be modified in accordance with the computed offsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Joshua King, Roger Hauptman
  • Patent number: 10176564
    Abstract: A novel disparity computation technique is presented which comprises multiple orthogonal disparity maps, generated from approximately orthogonal decomposition feature spaces, collaboratively generating a composite disparity map. Using an approximately orthogonal feature set extracted from such feature spaces produces an approximately orthogonal set of disparity maps that can be composited together to produce a final disparity map. Various methods for dimensioning scenes and are presented. One approach extracts the top and bottom vertices of a cuboid, along with the set of lines, whose intersections define such points. It then defines a unique box from these two intersections as well as the associated lines. Orthographic projection is then attempted, to recenter the box perspective. This is followed by the extraction of the three-dimensional information that is associated with the box, and finally, the dimensions of the box are computed. The same concepts can apply to hallways, rooms, and any other object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster