Patents Examined by Daniel G. Mariam
  • Patent number: 11151828
    Abstract: A building access system for a building including a front facing camera system configured to capture one or more images of a face of a user, wherein one or more front facing camera processing circuits configured to detect and authenticate the user based on the one or more images captured by the front facing camera system and operate building equipment. The system further including a down facing camera system configured to capture one or more overhead images of the user from an overhead perspective, wherein one or more down facing camera processing circuits configured to detect whether a second user is tailgating the user based on the one or more overhead images captured by the down facing camera system and generate an alarm in response to a detection that the second user is tailgating the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Lior Kirsch, Yohai Falik, Igal Dvir
  • Patent number: 11151372
    Abstract: A method of extracting information from a flowchart image comprising a plurality of closed-shaped data nodes having text enclosed within, connecting lines connecting the plurality of closed-shaped data nodes and free text adjacent to the connecting lines includes receiving the flowchart image, detecting the closed-shaped data nodes, localizing the text enclosed within the closed-shaped data nodes, and masking the localized generate an annotated image. Lines in the annotated image are the detected to reconstruct them as closed-shaped data nodes and connecting lines. A tree frame with the plurality of closed-shaped data nodes and the connecting lines is extracted. The free text is then localized. Chunks of the free text oriented and positioned proximally together are assembled into text blocks using an orientation-based two-dimensional clustering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: ELSEVIER, INC.
    Inventors: Atul Kakrana, Kaushik Raha
  • Patent number: 11151350
    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: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Yun Lee, Young-Hoon Kwak, Dong-Kyu Kim, Je-Yeong Jeong
  • Patent number: 11146723
    Abstract: An optical device for capturing an image of a scene, the optical device comprising: a plurality of image sensors each operable to capture a respective initial image of the scene; a lens arrangement operable to receive light from the scene and to form each initial image on each respective image sensor, each image sensor being located at a different respective distance from the lens arrangement; and an image processor operable to generate the captured image of the scene on the basis of image data from one or more of the captured initial images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Thimo Emmerich, Zoltan Facius, Paul Springer
  • Patent number: 11138450
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an extraction unit configured to extract at least one edge line based on image data obtained by an imaging device configured to capture a surrounding of a vehicle; a giving unit configured to give a priority to each of the at least one edge line; a registration unit configured to register the at least one edge line in descending order of the priority while limiting a number of registration of the at least one edge line to an upper limit or smaller of the number of registration; and a detection unit configured to detect a parking space, based on the at least one edge line registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Yasutaka Okada, Hiroaki Sano, Tetsuo Yamamoto, Atsushi Yoshihara, Jun Kanetake, Ryo Yoshimura, Tomoki Shidori
  • Patent number: 11138473
    Abstract: Systems and methods for expert-assisted classification are described herein. An example method for evaluating an expert-assisted classifier can include providing a cascade classifier including a plurality of classifier stages; and providing a simulated expert stage between at least two of the classifier stages. The simulated expert stage can be configured to validate or contradict an output of one of the at least two classifier stages. The method can also include classifying each of a plurality of records into one of a plurality of categories using the cascade classifier combined with the simulated expert stage; and determining whether the simulated expert stage improves performance of the cascade classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Balaji Padmanabhan, Utkarsh Shrivastava, Vivek Kumar Singh
  • Patent number: 11138726
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method, a client, a server and a system for detecting a tongue image, and a tongue imager. The method for detecting the tongue image, which is applied to the client for detecting the tongue image, comprises: acquiring the tongue image, recognizing the tongue image by using an image analysis model, and generating and displaying a first label information; determining, after acquiring a correction information for the first label information, whether to adopt the correction information in accordance with an accuracy corresponding to the correction information, and generating a second label information; and analyzing the tongue image and the second label information by using an assistant diagnosis model, and generating an assistant diagnosis result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhihong Xu, Hongwen Zhu
  • Patent number: 11138768
    Abstract: Selected artifacts, which may be based on distortions or selected attenuation features, may be reduced or removed from a reconstructed image. Various artifacts may occur due to the presence of a metal object in a field of view. The metal object may be identified and removed from a data that is used to generate a reconstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignees: Medtronic Navigation, Inc., Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen, Ali Uneri, Wojciech Zbijewski, Xiaoxuan Zhang, Joseph W. Stayman, IV
  • Patent number: 11132563
    Abstract: A method for identifying objects begins with capturing an image of an external environment of a vehicle using a capturing unit arranged on the vehicle. An object region within the image is located by a region proposal process, and an object within the object region is classified in a classification process. The region proposal process and/or the classification process is/are implemented in a convolutional neural network. External prior information highlighting a possible object region is supplied to the region proposal process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignees: Conti Ternie microelectronic GmbH, Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Ann-Katrin Fattal, Michelle Karg, Christian Scharfenberger
  • Patent number: 11126838
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes receiving a document with line item textual entries and an attachment containing images of different objects characterizing different transactions. The images of the different objects are split into individual image objects. Attributes from the individual image objects are extracted. The line item textual entries are matched with the individual image objects to form matched image objects. The matched image objects include ambiguous matches with multiple individual image objects assigned to a single line item textual entry or a single individual image object assigned to multiple line item textual entries. An assignment model is applied to resolve the ambiguous matches. The assignment model defines priority constraints, assigns pairs of line item textual entries and individual image objects that meet highest priority constraints, removes highest priority constraints when ambiguous matches remain, and repeats these operations until no ambiguous matches remain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: APPZEN, INC.
    Inventors: Edris Naderan, Thomas James White, Deepti Chafekar, Debashish Panigrahi, Kunal Verma, Snigdha Purohit
  • Patent number: 11126820
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for training an object embedding system. In one aspect, a method comprises providing selected images as input to the object embedding system and generating corresponding embeddings, wherein the object embedding system comprises a thumbnailing neural network and an embedding neural network. The method further comprises backpropagating gradients based on a loss function to reduce the distance between embeddings for same instances of objects, and to increase the distance between embeddings for different instances of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Gerhard Florian Schroff, Dmitry Kalenichenko, Keren Ye
  • Patent number: 11120567
    Abstract: A depth map generation device for merging multiple depth maps includes at least three image capturers, a depth map generator, and a mixer. The at least three image capturers form at least two image capture pairs. The depth map generator is coupled to the at least three image capturers for generating a depth map corresponding to each image capturer pair of the at least two image capture pairs according to an image pair captured by the each image capturer. The mixer is coupled to the depth map generator for merging at least two depth maps corresponding to the at least two image capturer pairs to generate a final depth map, wherein the at least two depth maps have different characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: eYs3D Microelectronics, Co.
    Inventor: Chi-Feng Lee
  • Patent number: 11113517
    Abstract: An ink parsing system receives ink strokes at an inking device input and render the received ink strokes into an image in a pixel space. Writing strokes are detected in the image and labeled. Pixels corresponding to the labeled writing strokes are removed from the image. Drawing strokes in the image having the removed pixels are detected using and labeled. Writing objects and drawing objects corresponding, respectively, to the labeled writing strokes and the labeled drawing strokes are output. A digital ink parsing pipeline is thereby provided having accurate ink stroke detection and segmentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yixin Shi, Aman Orazaev, Tianyi Chen, Sheng Yi
  • Patent number: 11100356
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a character recognition section that performs character recognition of an input image to output a character recognition result, a receiving section that receives an input of a character recognition result by a person on the input image, a detection section that detects a strikethrough from the input image, a matching section that matches the character recognition result output by the character recognition section with the character recognition result by the person, which is received by the receiving section, and a control section that performs control for causing the matching section to perform matching so as to obtain a final character recognition result based on a result of the matching, in a case where the detection section detects the strikethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Shunichi Kimura, Masanori Sekino, Takuya Sakurai
  • Patent number: 11100355
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and system to reduce visual background noise in an image, especially in images of document pages, without destroying and/or deteriorating the content of that image. In particular, natural images, filled and stroked vector graphics, and text are protected from being destroyed and/or deteriorated by the noise removal process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Tim Prebble
  • Patent number: 11094090
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a novel compressive-sensing image capture device and a method of using data captured by the compressive-sensing image capture device. The novel compressive-sensing image capture device includes an array of sensors for detecting electromagnetic radiation. Each sensor in the sensor array has an associated mask that blocks electromagnetic radiation from portions of the sensor. In some embodiments, a diffractive mask is used to direct incoming light from a same object to different sensors in a sensing array. Some embodiments of the invention provide a dynamic mask array. In some embodiments, a novel machine trained network is provided that processes image capture data captured by the compressive-sensing image capture device to predict solutions to problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Ilyas Mohammed
  • Patent number: 11093774
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an intelligent computer platform to create a document specific error correction model for amending OCR values. An image of a document is received and OCR is applied to the received image. Text is extracted from at least one static content field and the extracted text is compared to stored text from known static content. Responsive to a deviation identified in the comparison, a document specific error correction model is created and leveraged to correct OCR output. The model generates one or more variants for the dynamic content field associated with the static content field having the identified deviation. The generated variant(s) is subject to processing and one of the variants is selected as amended document content. A new document version is created from the amendment, the new document version including corrected OCR output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Beller, Edward Graham Katz, John A. Riendeau, Christopher Phipps, Sean Thomas Thatcher
  • Patent number: 11087126
    Abstract: A document processing system produces a digital representation of an original image by determining a background level for white space of the original image. Using the background level, the system identifies pixels not belonging to the white space. The system generates a binary image of the original image based from the identified pixels. The system then identifies image content surrounded by the white space in the original image using the binary image. Next, the system generates a block for each image content and extracts each block from the original image. After processing each block, the system reapplies the processed blocks to a blank canvas to generate the digital representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Xing Li, Dhevendra Alagan Palanivel, Sainarayanan Gopalakrishnan, Rajasekar Kanagasabai
  • Patent number: 11080548
    Abstract: Detection of typed and/or pasted text, caret tracking, and active element detection for a computing system are disclosed. The location on the screen associated with a computing system where the user has been typing or pasting text, potentially including hot keys or other keys that do not cause visible characters to appear, can be identified and the physical position on the screen where typing or pasting occurred can be provided based on the current resolution of where one or more characters appeared, where the cursor was blinking, or both. This can be done by identifying locations on the screen where changes occurred and performing text recognition and/or caret detection on these locations. The physical position of the typing or pasting activity allows determination of an active or focused element in an application displayed on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: UiPath, Inc.
    Inventor: Vaclav Skarda
  • Patent number: 11079332
    Abstract: A substance detection method and apparatus, and a detection device are provided. The method includes: obtaining spectral information and image information of a substance to be detected; performing image recognition according to the image information to obtain appearance state information of the substance to be detected; determining a sub-database matching the appearance state information in a preset spectral database according to the appearance state information, wherein the spectral database includes a plurality of sub-databases classified according to the appearance state of the substance; and matching the spectral information with the obtained spectral information in the sub-database to obtain a detection result of the substance to be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Lei Luo