Patents Examined by Daniel G. Mariam
  • Patent number: 10319096
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computer-implemented method is capable of automatically segmenting and detecting a tattoo within an image. An image may be initially obtained. A block coverage pattern that identifies multiple blocks within the obtained image may be determined. A set of processing operations may then be performed for each block. The processing operations may include calculating a plurality of statistical features. A confidence score reflecting a likelihood that at least a portion of the block includes a predetermined graphical attribute associated with tattoos may be calculated. A subset of the multiple blocks of the image that have a respective confidence score greater than a predetermined threshold value may be identified. A portion of the image that includes one or more blocks from among the subset of the multiple blocks may then be determined to correspond to a tattoo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MorphoTrak, LLC
    Inventors: Darrell Hougen, Peter Zhen-Ping Lo
  • Patent number: 10311291
    Abstract: A face recognition method, device and a computer-readable storage medium are provided. The face recognition method includes: capturing face images of a user at a plurality of preset positions respectively; storing the face images and the preset positions corresponding to the face images; determining, in face recognition, one of the preset positions where the image is to be captured, and capturing a current face image of the user at the determined preset position; searching a corresponding face image in a storage device according to the determined preset position; and determining whether the current face image is matched with the searched face image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaoliang Zhang, Lei Feng, Weishan Sun
  • Patent number: 10313537
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and medium for sharing a photo are provided. The method includes: determining a target user for an operation; acquiring a target photo containing a physical characteristic of the target user from stored photos; and sending the target photo to a communication client of the target user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Siliang Wu, Xuan Ma, Xiaoyin Li, Xinyan Xing, Fucheng Zhang, Lei Xiong
  • Patent number: 10296816
    Abstract: A vehicle controller receives images from a camera upon arrival and upon departure. A location of the vehicle may be tracked and images captured by the camera may be tagged with a location. A departure image may be compared to an arrival image captured closest to the same location as the arrival image. A residual image based on a difference between the arrival and departure images is evaluated for anomalies. Attributes of the anomaly such as texture, color, and the like are determined and the anomaly is classified based on the attributes. If the classification indicates an automotive fluid, then an alert is generated. A machine learning algorithm for generating classifications from image data may be trained using arrival and departure images obtained by rendering of a three-dimensional model or by adding simulated fluid leaks to two-dimensional images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ashley Elizabeth Micks, Jinesh J Jain, Harpreetsingh Banvait, Bruno Sielly Jales Costa
  • Patent number: 10296774
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a fingerprint recognition apparatus. The finger recognition apparatus includes a conductive housing. Additionally, the finger recognition apparatus includes a conductor frame, configured to transmit a radio frequency signal. The fingerprint recognition apparatus also includes an insulation layer, disposed between the conductor frame and the conductive housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xu Peng, Jianglin Gu, Bo Huang
  • Patent number: 10297012
    Abstract: A dynamic analysis device includes a processor. The processor performs filtering on a dynamic image in a feature quantity space formed of two or more axes with feature quantities of the respective axes. The dynamic image is obtained by dynamic imaging performed by emitting radiation to an examination target site. Further, the processor calculates a feature quantity relating to a dynamic state of the examination target site based on the filtered dynamic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Futamura, Koichi Fujiwara, Sho Noji, Akinori Tsunomori
  • Patent number: 10290085
    Abstract: Image hole filling that account for global structure and local texture. One exemplary technique involves using both a content neural network and a texture neural network. The content neural network is trained to encode image features based on non-hole image portions and decode the image features to fill holes. The texture neural network is trained to extract image patch features that represent texture. The exemplary technique receives an input image that has a hole and uses the two neural networks to fill the hole and provide a result image. This is accomplished by selecting pixel values for the hole based on a content constraint that uses the content neural network to account for global structure and a texture constraint that uses the texture neural network to account for local texture. For example, the pixel values can be selected by optimizing a loss function that implements the constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Zhe Lin, Xin Lu, Chao Yang
  • Patent number: 10282815
    Abstract: Environmental map generation techniques and systems are described. A digital image is scaled to achieve a target aspect ratio using a content aware scaling technique. A canvas is generated that is dimensionally larger than the scaled digital image and the scaled digital image is inserted within the canvas thereby resulting in an unfilled portion of the canvas. An initially filled canvas is then generated by filling the unfilled portion using a content aware fill technique based on the inserted digital image. A plurality of polar coordinate canvases is formed by transforming original coordinates of the canvas into polar coordinates. The unfilled portions of the polar coordinate canvases are filled using a content-aware fill technique that is initialized based on the initially filled canvas. An environmental map of the digital image is generated by combining a plurality of original coordinate canvas portions formed from the polar coordinate canvases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Xue Bai, Elya Shechtman, Sylvain Philippe Paris
  • Patent number: 10275855
    Abstract: An imaging device comprises a hybrid optical sensor array including a first and second set of pixels that comprise different numbers of pixels. The first set of pixels is sensitive to infrared light, while the second set of pixels comprises three subsets of pixels sensitive to RGB light. A first set of data for a scene is captured by the first set of pixels and a second set of data for the scene is captured by a second set of pixels. The first and second sets of data are jointly demosaiced, such that the higher resolution data set is utilized to increase the resolution of a lower resolution data set. This allows for high-resolution infrared and RGB images to be produced for a scene without perspective or timing discrepancies inherent in multi-camera machine vision systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Kirk Price, Denis Demandolx, Michael Bleyer
  • Patent number: 10262181
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a fingerprint input unit located in one area of the electronic device to receive a fingerprint of a user; and a controller configured to control a display unit to display information on a fingerprint registration progress situation in correspondence to a plurality of fingerprints that are sequentially input to the fingerprint input unit, determine whether a fingerprint of the user is to be registered according to the fingerprint registration progress situation information, and register a fingerprint of the user by using at least some of the plurality of fingerprints. A fingerprint registration progress situation can be identified when a fingerprint is registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Yun Lee, Young-Hoon Kwak, Dong-Kyu Kim, Je-Yeong Jeong
  • Patent number: 10255666
    Abstract: Aspects are disclosed for enhancing digital media. In an aspect, a target object in a primary image is identified, and reference images that include the target object are located. The target object is then modified within the primary image according to data derived from analyzing the reference image. In another aspect, a primary file is received, and at least one reference file is referenced to generate enhancement data that facilitates enhancing the primary file from an extrapolation of the reference file. In yet another aspect, media files corresponding to a common event are aggregated, and a desired enhancement of a primary file is identified. Here, the desired enhancement corresponds to a modification of an obstruction included in the primary file. A reference file which includes data associated with the desired enhancement is then referenced, and the obstructed data is modified based on replacement data extrapolated from the reference file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Gary Shuster, Brian Shuster
  • Patent number: 10248836
    Abstract: A fingerprint unlocking method may include receiving a first fingerprint image. The number of target feature points of the first fingerprint image is determined. A target adjustment parameter corresponding to the number of target feature points is acquired according to a preset mapping relation between the number of feature points and adjustment parameters. A second fingerprint image is received according to the target adjustment parameter. A terminal is unlocked when the second fingerprint image matches with a preset fingerprint template. A terminal is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haiping Zhang, Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10237216
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for obtaining status information associated with a person or an entity and performing actions based on the status information. An indication of the person or the entity may be detected in an output of an electronic device, and status information associated with the person or the entity may be determined, with the status information comprising an indication of accessibility of the person or the entity. The status information may be provided to a user via the electronic device, and based on user input that is responsive to providing the status information, one or more actions relating to the person or the entity may be performed. The one or more actions may comprise initiating in response to the user input and based on the status information, a communication session, to provide connectivity with the person or the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SWISSCOM AG
    Inventor: Tim Carr
  • Patent number: 10223763
    Abstract: A method for performing a Fourier transform includes generating intermediate data by performing a 1D FFT on input image data on a row-by-row basis, designating different banks of a memory as respective start positions, dividing and storing the intermediate data at the start positions, reading out the intermediate data at the start positions, and generating final data by performing a 1D FFT on the intermediate data on a column-by-column basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., University of Seoul Industry Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Hojung Kim, Kichul Kim, Hongseok Lee
  • Patent number: 10223573
    Abstract: A virtual reality device is configured to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that replicate a real or imagined environment for a user. As a first user interacts with the device, first user interaction data representing interactions between the first user and the device during a first user visit are recorded. A first unique visitor fingerprint is generated based on the first user interaction data. As a second user interacts with the device, second user interaction data representing interactions between the second user and the device during a second user visit that is different from the first user visit are recorded. A second unique visitor fingerprint is generated based on the second user interaction data. The first and second unique visitor fingerprints are compared to determine whether the second user is the same as the first user. Based on the determination, one or more functions can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: William Brandon George, Kevin Gary Smith
  • Patent number: 10223614
    Abstract: A learning method for detecting at least one lane based on a convolutional neural network (CNN) is provided. The learning method includes steps of: (a) a learning device obtaining encoded feature maps, and information on lane candidate pixels in a input image; (b) the learning device, classifying a first parts of the lane candidate pixels, whose probability scores are not smaller than a predetermined threshold, as strong line pixels, and classifying the second parts of the lane candidate pixels, whose probability scores are less than the threshold but not less than another predetermined threshold, as weak lines pixels; and (c) the learning device, if distances between the weak line pixels and the strong line pixels are less than a predetermined distance, classifying the weak line pixels as pixels of additional strong lines, and determining that the pixels of the strong line and the additional correspond to pixels of the lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Stradvision, Inc.
    Inventors: Kye-Hyeon Kim, Yongjoong Kim, Insu Kim, Hak-Kyoung Kim, Woonhyun Nam, SukHoon Boo, Myungchul Sung, Donghun Yeo, Wooju Ryu, Taewoong Jang, Kyungjoong Jeong, Hongmo Je, Hojin Cho
  • Patent number: 10212423
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and a method for improving the coding efficiency for a quantization parameter are provided. The method includes steps of setting a predicted quantization parameter for a current coding unit by using multiple quantization parameters which are set for multiple surrounding coding units located around the current coding unit which is target of coding processing, and setting a difference quantization parameter indicating a difference value between the quantization parameter which is set for the current coding unit and the predicted quantization parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kazushi Sato
  • Patent number: 10198823
    Abstract: Devices and techniques are generally described for segmentation of object image data from background image data. In some examples, the segmentation of object image data may comprise capturing image data comprising color data and depth data. In some examples, the segmentation of object image data may further include separating the depth data into a plurality of clusters of image data, wherein each cluster is associated with a respective range of depth values. In various examples, the segmentation of object image data may comprise selecting a main cluster of image data as corresponding to an object of interest in the image data. In various other examples, the segmentation of object image data may comprise identifying pixels of the main cluster that correspond to the object of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Abhishek Singh, Visesh Uday Kumar Chari, Lelin Zhang, Qiang Liu, Rohith Mysore Vijaya Kumar, David Ting-Yu Wu
  • Patent number: 10198821
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computer-implemented method is capable of automatically segmenting and detecting a tattoo within an image. An image may be initially obtained. A block coverage pattern that identifies multiple blocks within the obtained image may be determined. A set of processing operations may then be performed for each block. The processing operations may include calculating a plurality of statistical features. A confidence score reflecting a likelihood that at least a portion of the block includes a predetermined graphical attribute associated with tattoos may be calculated. A subset of the multiple blocks of the image that have a respective confidence score greater than a predetermined threshold value may be identified. A portion of the image that includes one or more blocks from among the subset of the multiple blocks may then be determined to correspond to a tattoo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MorphoTrak, LLC
    Inventors: Darrell Hougen, Peter Zhen-Ping Lo
  • Patent number: 10198628
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of analyzing a digital image of a document (to determine, as example, a document suitability for server-based OCR processing) in a computer system that includes a user electronic device (for acquiring or storing a digital image of a document) connectable to a server (for executing the server-based OCR processing of the digital image to create a recognized-text document). The method is executable by the user electronic device and comprises: acquiring the digital image of the document; analyzing an OCR quality parameter associated with a compressed digital image to be created from the digital image using a compression algorithm and a compression parameter; in response to the OCR quality parameter being above or equal to a pre-determined threshold: transmitting the compressed digital image to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ABBYY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Vasily Loginov, Ivan Zagaynov