Patents Assigned to Like.com
  • Patent number: 8139900
    Abstract: An embodiment provides for enabling retrieval of a collection of captured images that form at least a portion of a library of images. For each image in the collection, a captured image may be analyzed to recognize information from image data contained in the captured image, and an index may be generated, where the index data is based on the recognized information. Using the index, functionality such as search and retrieval is enabled. Various recognition techniques, including those that use the face, clothing, apparel, and combinations of characteristics may be utilized. Recognition may be performed on, among other things, persons and text carried on objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Like.com
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Dragomir Anguelov, Vincent Vanhoucke, Kuang-Chih Lee, Diem Vu, Danny Yang, Munjal Shah, Azhar Khan
  • Patent number: 7945099
    Abstract: An index is provided that holds information about each image content item in a collection of items, For each image content item, a first information item identifying the image content item and its location on a network, and at least one of (i) a second information item identifying a signature value of an object in the image content, or (ii) identification of a recognized object in the image content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Like.com
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Munjal Shah, Azhar Khan
  • Patent number: 7809192
    Abstract: An embodiment provides for enabling retrieval of a collection of captured images that form at least a portion of a library of images. For each image in the collection, a captured image may be analyzed to recognize information from image data contained in the captured image, and an index may be generated, where the index data is based on the recognized information. Using the index, functionality such as search and retrieval is enabled. Various recognition techniques, including those that use the face, clothing, apparel, and combinations of characteristics may be utilized. Recognition may be performed on, among other things, persons and text carried on objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Like.com
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Dragomir Anguelov, Vincent Vanhoucke, Kuang-Chih Lee, Diem Vu, Danny Yang, Munjal Shah, Azhar Khan
  • Patent number: 7809722
    Abstract: An embodiment provides for enabling retrieval of a collection of captured images that form at least a portion of a library of images. For each image in the collection, a captured image may be analyzed to recognize information from image data contained in the captured image, and an index may be generated, where the index data is based on the recognized information. Using the index, functionality such as search and retrieval is enabled. Various recognition techniques, including those that use the face, clothing, apparel, and combinations of characteristics may be utilized. Recognition may be performed on, among other things, persons and text carried on objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Like.com
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Dragomir Anguelov, Vincent Vanhoucke, Kuang-Chih Lee, Diem Vu, Danny Yang, Munjal Shah, Azhar Khan
  • Patent number: 7783135
    Abstract: An embodiment provides for enabling retrieval of a collection of captured images that form at least a portion of a library of images. For each image in the collection, a captured image may be analyzed to recognize information from image data contained in the captured image, and an index may be generated, where the index data is based on the recognized information. Using the index, functionality such as search and retrieval is enabled. Various recognition techniques, including those that use the face, clothing, apparel, and combinations of characteristics may be utilized. Recognition may be performed on, among other things, persons and text carried on objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Like.com
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Dragomir Anguelov, Vincent Vanhoucke, Kuang-Chih Lee, Diem Vu, Danny Yang, Munjal Shah, Azhar Khan
  • Patent number: 7760917
    Abstract: A similarity search may be performed on the image of a person, using visual characteristics and information that is known about the person. The search identifies images of other persons that are similar in appearance to the person in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Like.com
    Inventors: Vincent Vanhoucke, Salih Burak Gokturk, Dragomir Anguelov, Kuang-chih Lee, Munjal Shah, Ashwin Tengli
  • Patent number: 7660468
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for a system for creating a data collection of recognized images. The system includes an image analysis module that is configured to programmatically analyze individual images in a collection of images in order to determine information about each image in the collection. The system may also include a manual interface that is configured to (i) interface with one or more human editors, and (ii) displays a plurality of panels concurrently. Individual panels may be provided for one or more analyzed images, and individual panels may be configured to display information that is at least indicative of the one or more images of that panel and/or of the information determined from the one or more images. Additionally, the manual interface enables the one or more human editors to view the plurality of panels concurrently and to interact with each of the plurality of panels in order to correct or remove any information that is incorrectly determined from the image of that panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Like.com
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Baris Sumengen, Diem Vu, Navneet Dalal, Danny Yang, Xiaofan Lin, Azhar Khan, Munjal Shah, Dragomir Anguelov, Lorenzo Torresani, Vincent Vanhoucke
  • Patent number: 7657126
    Abstract: Embodiments enable searching of portions of objects in images, including programmatically analyzing each image in a collection in order to determine image data that, for individual images in the collection, represents one or more visual characteristics of a portion of an object shown in that image. A user is enabled to specify one or more search criteria that includes image data, and a search result may be determined based on one or more images in the collection that show a corresponding object that has a portion that satisfies a threshold. The threshold is defined at least in part by the one or more search criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Like.com
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Baris Sumengen, Diem Vu, Navneet Dalal, Danny Yang, Xiaofan Lin, Azhar Khan, Munjal Shah, Dragomir Anguelov, Lorenzo Torresani, Vincent Vanhoucke
  • Patent number: 7657100
    Abstract: Embodiments programmatically analyze each of a plurality of images in order to determine one or more visual characteristics about an item shown in each of the plurality of images. Data is stored corresponding to the one or more visual characteristics. An interface in is provided for which a user is able to specify one or more search criteria. In response to receiving the one or more search criteria, a search operation is performed to identify one or more items that have a visual characteristic that satisfies at least some of the one or more search criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Like.com
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Baris Sumengen, Diem Vu, Navneet Dalal, Danny Yang, Xiaofan Lin, Azhar Khan, Munjal Shah, Dragomir Anguelov, Lorenzo Torresani, Vincent Vanhoucke
  • Patent number: 7542610
    Abstract: An index is provided that holds information about each image content item in a collection of items, For each image content item, a first information item identifying the image content item and its location on a network, and at least one of (i) a second information item identifying a signature value of an object in the image content, or (ii) identification of a recognized object in the image content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Like.com
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Munjal Shah, Azhar Khan
  • Patent number: 7519200
    Abstract: An embodiment provides for enabling retrieval of a collection of captured images that form at least a portion of a library of images. For each image in the collection, a captured image may be analyzed to recognize information from image data contained in the captured image, and an index may be generated, where the index data is based on the recognized information. Using the index, functionality such as search and retrieval is enabled. Various recognition techniques, including those that use the face, clothing, apparel, and combinations of characteristics may be utilized. Recognition may be performed on, among other things, persons and text carried on objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Like.com
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Dragomir Anguelov, Vincent Vanhoucke, Kuang-Chih Lee, Diem Vu, Danny Yang, Munjal Shah, Azhar Khan