Patents Assigned to SRI International
  • Patent number: 10291653
    Abstract: Network security management technology as disclosed herein generates and dynamically updates an intuitive, interactive visualization of a computer network in live operation. The network security management technology interprets human user interactions, such as gestures, as network directives, and updates the interactive visualization in response to the network directives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Rukman Senanayake, Phillip A. Porras, Patrick D. Lincoln
  • Patent number: 10268900
    Abstract: A system for object detection and tracking includes technologies to, among other things, detect and track moving objects, such as pedestrians and/or vehicles, in a real-world environment, handle static and dynamic occlusions, and continue tracking moving objects across the fields of view of multiple different cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Ajay Divakaran, Qian Yu, Amir Tamrakar, Harpreet Singh Sawhney, Jiejie Zhu, Omar Javed, Jingen Liu, Hui Cheng, Jayakrishnan Eledath
  • Patent number: 10270803
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is a method and apparatus for detecting malware infection. One embodiment of a method for detecting a malware infection at a local host in a network, includes monitoring communications between the local host and one or more entities external to the network, generating a dialog warning if the communications include a transaction indicative of a malware infection, declaring a malware infection if, within a predefined period of time, the dialog warnings includes at least one dialog warning indicating a transaction initiated at the local host and at least one dialog warning indicating an additional transaction indicative of a malware infection, and outputting an infection profile for the local host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Guofei Gu, Phillip A. Porras, Martin W. Fong
  • Patent number: 10261993
    Abstract: A text analytics platform includes instructions embodied in one or more non-transitory machine accessible storage media configured to cause a computing device to retrieve text from at least one text source and implement one or more algorithms to determine a quantitative linguistics assessment for the retrieved text and provide as output a numeric value corresponding to the quantitative linguistics assessment. The quantitative linguistics assessment is based at least in part on a trained model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: John J. Niekrasz, Edmond D Chow
  • Patent number: 10257448
    Abstract: An imaging system for capturing light over a wide dynamic range and method for operating the same are provided. In some aspects, the method includes positioning an imaging pixel to image a scene described by light signals that extend over a wide dynamic range, and selecting a different integration time for at least two photodiodes in the imaging pixel based on light signals received by the imaging pixel, wherein the photodiodes are coupled to a sense node, and each photodiode is controlled using a different transfer gate. The method also includes performing a readout of the imaging pixel using a readout circuit connected to the sense node, wherein a capacitance associated with the sense node is modified during the readout of the at least two photodiodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: John Robertson Tower, Robert Michael Guidash, Peter Alan Levine, Rui Zhu
  • Patent number: 10250641
    Abstract: Network management technology as disclosed herein conducts conversational natural language dialog with a user to facilitate the user's analysis of network activity and the implementation of network security measures and other actions in furtherance of network operations, management, or security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Phillip A. Porras, Jeffrey Klaben, Patrick D. Lincoln, Nicholas Chapin
  • Patent number: 10232383
    Abstract: A process for sorting materials using material-selective electroadhesive grippers is disclosed. At least one of an electroadhesive surface or a plurality of articles is manipulated such that multiple ones of the plurality of articles are at least intermittently proximate the electroadhesive surface. Voltage is applied to one or more electrodes in the electroadhesive surface to thereby cause the electroadhesive surface to selectively adhere to a subset of the plurality of articles based on the subset of the plurality of articles having different material properties than others of the plurality of articles. While the voltage is applied, the electroadhesive surface is moved with respect to the others of the plurality of articles to thereby separate the subset of the plurality of articles from the others of the plurality of articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Harsha Prahlad, Joseph S. Eckerle, Roy D. Kornbluh, Ronald E. Pelrine
  • Patent number: 10205637
    Abstract: Network management technology as disclosed herein performs an impact analysis of actual or hypothetical network commands, and presents the impact analysis results to facilitate the user's understanding of the predicted consequences of the actual or hypothetical commands on network operations, management, or security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Phillip A. Porras, Jeffrey Klaben, Patrick D. Lincoln, Martin W. Fong, Nicholas Chapin
  • Patent number: 10204627
    Abstract: The activities of multiple virtual personal assistant (VPA) applications are coordinated. For example, different portions of a conversational natural language dialog involving a user and a computing device may be handled by different VPAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Nitz, Patrick D. Lincoln
  • Patent number: 10198509
    Abstract: A complex video event classification, search and retrieval system can generate a semantic representation of a video or of segments within the video, based on one or more complex events that are depicted in the video, without the need for manual tagging. The system can use the semantic representations to, among other things, provide enhanced video search and retrieval capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Hui Cheng, Harpreet Singh Sawhney, Ajay Divakaran, Qian Yu, Jingen Liu, Amir Tamrakar, Saad Ali, Omar Javed
  • Patent number: 10180402
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for scanning an integrated circuit comprising a plurality of time-synchronized laser microscopes, each of which is configured to scan the same field of view of an integrated circuit under test that generates a plurality of images of the integrated circuit under test, a data processor, coupled to the laser scanning microscope, for processing the plurality of images, comprising, a netlist extractor (NE) that produces one or more netlists defining structure of the integrated circuit under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: David S. Stoker, Erik Frank Matlin, Motilal Agrawal, James R. Potthast, Neil William Troy
  • Publication number: 20190008802
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns the discovery of the use of fenoterol and (R,R)- and (R,S)-fenoterol analogues for the treatment of a tumor expressing a ?2-adrenergic receptor, such as a primary brain tumor, including a glioblastoma or astrocytoma expressing a ?2-adrenergic receptor. In one example, the method includes administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of fenoterol, a specific fenoterol analogue or a combination thereof to reduce one or more symptoms associated with the tumor, thereby treating the tumor in the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicants: The USA, as represented by the Secretary, Departme nt of Health and Human Services, SRI International
    Inventors: Irving W. Wainer, Michel Bernier, Lawrence Robert Toll, Lucita Arenas Jimenez
  • Patent number: 10178290
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for long-range facial and ocular acquisition. One embodiment of a system for acquiring an image of a subject's facial feature(s) includes a steerable telescope configured to acquire the image of the facial feature(s), a first computational imaging element configured to minimize the effect of defocus in the image of the facial feature(s), and a second computational imaging element configured to minimize the effects of motion blur. In one embodiment, the detecting, the acquiring, the minimizing the effect of the motion, and the minimizing the effect of the defocus are performed automatically without a human input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: David Stoker, Cregg Cowan, Motilal Agrawal, Jan Edward van der Laan, John Brian Burns
  • Patent number: 10163440
    Abstract: A method for assisting a user with one or more desired tasks is disclosed. For example, an executable, generic language understanding module and an executable, generic task reasoning module are provided for execution in the computer processing system. A set of run-time specifications is provided to the generic language understanding module and the generic task reasoning module, comprising one or more models specific to a domain. A language input is then received from a user, an intention of the user is determined with respect to one or more desired tasks, and the user is assisted with the one or more desired tasks, in accordance with the intention of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Osher Yadgar, Neil Yorke-Smith, Bart Peintner, Gokhan Tur, Necip Fazil Ayan, Michael J. Wolverton, Girish Acharya, Venkatarama Satyanarayana Parimi, William S. Mark, Wen Wang, Andreas Kathol, Regis Vincent, Horacio E. Franco
  • Patent number: 10163058
    Abstract: A device, method and system for automatically inferring a mobile user's current context includes applying a user activity knowledge base to real-time inputs and stored user-specific information to determine a current situation. Automated reasoning is used to infer a user-specific context of the current situation. Automated candidate actions may be generated and performed in accordance with the current situation and user-specific context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Nitz, Patrick D. Lincoln, Karen L. Myers, Hung H. Bui, Rukman Senanayake, Grit Denker, William S. Mark, Norman D. Winarsky, Steven S. Weiner
  • Patent number: 10148946
    Abstract: A method for detecting and quantifying losses in at least one of video and audio equipment, comprising the steps of generating the test pattern; processing the test pattern through video equipment; and displaying the processed test pattern to a display to a viewer. In one embodiment, the test pattern is indicative of video compression losses due to quantization. In another embodiment, the test pattern is indicative of a color transformation mismatch after encoding/decoding with incompatible video transmission standards. In a third embodiment, the test pattern is iso-luminant after a color transformation between a first and second video transmission standard. In a fourth embodiment, the test pattern is indicative of lipsync error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventor: Robert Norman Hurst, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10140441
    Abstract: Technology for performing continuous authentication of a mobile device utilizes user activity context data and biometric signature data related to the user. A biometric signature can be selected based on the activity context, and the selected biometric signature can be used to verify the identity of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Hui Cheng, Omar Javed, JieJie Zhu
  • Patent number: 10138953
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to electrolaminate clutches and transmissions are disclosed. A device can include: an input shaft that can be coupled to an electrolaminate sheet; an output shaft that can be coupled rigidly to a spring positioned over the input shaft, where the spring includes a tab that fits a groove of a spring capture ring that can be positioned over the input shaft; and a drum connected to an electrical ground between the electrolaminate sheet and the spring capture ring, where the drum can be coupled rigidly to the spring capture ring. Then, when a voltage is applied to the electrolaminate sheet, the electrolaminate sheet can clamp to the drum and impart rotation of the input shaft to the drum. The imparted rotation can cause the spring capture ring and the spring to rotate and clamp down on the input shaft, imparting rotation to the output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Karen Shakespear Koenig, Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy, Brian Keith McCoy, Allegra Anna Lenta Shum, Joseph Stephen Eckerle
  • Patent number: 10142817
    Abstract: A method of performing a task by a sensor node in a sensor network includes receiving, at a sensor node, a packet from a central source on the sensor network, extracting a network-wide task to be completed from the packet, determining a portion of the task to be completed by the sensor node, the portion of the task comprising an operation to be performed by the sensor, and performing the portion of the task at the sensor node. A system includes a central source, a network of sensor nodes in communication with the central source, each sensor node having a port for receiving and sending packets, a sensor, a local memory, and a processor to extract a network-wide task from the packet, determine a portion of the task to be completed by the sensor node, and complete the portion of the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Anthony P. van Eyken, John D. Kelly
  • Patent number: 10133538
    Abstract: An audio file analyzer computing system includes technologies to, among other things, localize audio events of interest (such as speakers of interest) within an audio file that includes multiple different classes (e.g., different speakers) of audio. The illustrative audio file analyzer computing system uses a seed segment to perform a semi-supervised diarization of the audio file. The seed segment is pre-selected, such as by a human person using an interactive graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Mitchell Leigh McLaren, Aaron Dennis Lawson, Harry Bratt