Patents Examined by Shaghayegh Azima
  • Patent number: 10839226
    Abstract: Techniques for neural network training are provided. One computer-implemented method comprises: obtaining, by an electronic device operatively coupled to a processing unit, based on a similarity between two images, a first image and a second image. The computer-implemented method also comprises training, by the electronic device, a neural network based on the first image and the second image such that a distance between a first vector and a second vector generated respectively from the first image and the second image in the trained neural network is associated with the similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen Mingyu Chu, Peng Gao, Chang Sheng Li, Dong Sheng Li, Junchi Yan, Weipeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10832042
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an identification system which includes an image sensor, a storage unit and a comparing unit. The image sensor captures a plurality of images of the motion trajectory generated by a user at different timings. The storage unit has stored motion vector information of a group of users including or not including the user generating the motion trajectory. The comparing unit compares the plurality of images with the motion vector information to identify the user. The present invention also provides an identification method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INCORPORATION
    Inventors: Ren-Hau Gu, Chih-Yen Wu
  • Patent number: 10824843
    Abstract: A terminal having a fingerprint identification function is provided. The terminal includes: a body having an outside surface; a screen disposed on the outside surface; a fingerprint detection component disposed on the outside surface; and a processor disposed inside the body and electrically connected to the screen and the fingerprint identification component; the processor is configured to turn on the fingerprint detection component to obtain fingerprint data detected by the fingerprint detection component when a touch signal on the screen is received and to execute the preset control instruction if the fingerprint data matches pre-stored reference fingerprint data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: XIAOMI INC.
    Inventors: Zhongsheng Jiang, Kun Yang, Jun Tao
  • Patent number: 10810437
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a security check system and method. The present disclosure provides a security check system for identifying objects of interest from multiple objects, comprising: an object-of-interest determining device for determining whether an object is an object of interest; an image mark applying device for acquiring images related to selected objects among the multiple objects and recording image marks of the selected objects; and a mark detecting device for detecting the image marks, wherein the security check system is configured to identify whether the object is the object of interest based on the detection of the mark detecting device and outputs a warning accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Nuctech Company Limited
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Chen, Li Zhang, Gang Peng, Zhisheng Dai, Yunda Sun, Dong Li
  • Patent number: 10789463
    Abstract: New authentication features are proposed that are visible, can be authenticated with a mobile equipment and yet are challenging to counterfeit. In a possible embodiment, the surface of the authentication feature may have three-dimensional characteristics, which can be recognized by a handheld camera, such as a smartphone camera, while it cannot be easily reproduced by a simple scan and print procedure. In a further possible embodiment, at least two different viewpoints of the authentication feature may be acquired using a smartphone camera and the resulting images may be analyzed using the smartphone processor to identify the three-dimensional characteristics of the authentication feature. The manufacturing of the feature may be performed at a low cost by embossing the three dimensional structure on a surface. The authentication feature may be carried by a self-adhesive label or directly embedded on the product packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ALPVISION S.A.
    Inventors: Martin Kutter, Fred Jordan
  • Patent number: 10765051
    Abstract: When performing inspection of a tip of a suction nozzle, the tip of the suction nozzle is imaged, and an opening of the tip of the suction nozzle is identified based on the image data. With the image based on the image data, locations with less than a set brightness level inside a location with the set brightness level and greater is identified as the opening. The identified opening is divided into four regions by boundary lines, and the area of the opening is calculated for each of the regions. Based on the areas calculated for each region, it is determined whether the suction nozzle is good. By determining whether the suction nozzle is good based on the area of the opening for each region, it is possible to reliably determine whether the suction nozzle is good.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Hosaka, Kazumi Hoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10733414
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and programming for identifying a person are presented. In one example, a first set of candidates is determined based on a fingerprint image acquired from a finger of the person. A second set of candidates is determined based on a finger vein image acquired from the finger. The person is recognized based on the first and/or second set of candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ZKTECO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Quan Hong Che, Shu Kai Chen, Zhi Nong Li
  • Patent number: 10725552
    Abstract: A text input method based on gesture recognition, comprising: collecting image information containing a target object; determining the target object according to the image information, and acquiring a writing surface and a movement trace of the target object; extracting the movement trace of the target object in the writing surface as a writing trace and outputting same; and performing character recognition according to the writing trace, and outputting a character recognition result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN PRTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Guohua Liu
  • Patent number: 10726235
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and programming for user identification are presented. In one example, a system for acquiring biometric information is disclosed. The system comprises a housing including a surface for a person to place a finger thereon. The system also comprises a sensor, a first image acquisition portion, and a second image acquisition portion. The sensor is configured for sensing presence of the finger when the person places the finger on the surface. The first image acquisition portion is configured for acquiring a fingerprint image of the finger placed on the surface. The second image acquisition portion is configured for acquiring a finger vein image of the finger placed on the surface. The first and second image acquisition portions acquire their respective images at different times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ZKTECO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Quan Hong Che, Shu Kai Chen, Zhi Nong Li, Li Mu Yang, Si Yong Xi
  • Patent number: 10726718
    Abstract: One variation of a method for managing parking within a parking structure includes: after detecting a license plate number on a vehicle in an image captured by an entry camera unit arranged near an entry of the parking structure, labeling the license plate as unverified in a data log associated with the parking structure; in response to absence of validation of the license plate within a grace period after entry of the vehicle, relabeling the license plate as in-violation in the data log; in response to detecting the license plate in an image captured by a mobile enforcement unit moving through the parking structure, querying the data log for a status of the license plate; and, in response to the license plate labeled as in-violation in the data log, serving a prompt to an enforcement personnel to issue a citation to a vehicle carrying the license plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Auto Park Hawaii, Inc.
    Inventors: John Lyles, Fred Moore
  • Patent number: 10726297
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying semantically and/or visually related information among a set of content items, such content items that include similar concepts or that have similar visual aspects, are disclosed. The disclosed techniques provide tools for identifying related information among various content items, such as text pages and documents, presentation slides and slide decks, etc. The disclosed techniques provide improved methods for searching among content items, organizing content items into categories, and pruning redundant content. Furthermore, the disclosed techniques provide improvements to computation of various metrics, including usage, performance, and impact metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Highspot, Inc.
    Inventors: Raphael Hoffman, Nate Dire, Erik Christensen, Oliver Sharp, David Wortendyke, Scot Gellock, Robert Wahbe
  • Patent number: 10719702
    Abstract: Embodiments describing an approach to evaluate text and image consistency. Receiving one or more images. Receiving one or more text documents. Identifying relevant text in the one or more text documents. Determining the consistency between the one or more images and the one or more text documents. Creating one or more image and text consistency scores based on the determined consistency between the one or more images and the one or more text documents, and outputting the one or more image and text consistency scores for evaluating text and image consistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amrita Saha, Srikanth G. Tamilselvam, Pankaj S. Dayama, Priyanka Agrawal
  • Patent number: 10706577
    Abstract: Tracking units for facial features with advanced training for natural rendering of human faces in real-time are provided. An example device receives a video stream, and upon detecting a visual face, selects a 3D model from a comprehensive set of head orientation classes. The device determines modifications to the selected 3D model to describe the face, then projects a 2D model of tracking points of facial features based on the 3D model, and controls, actuates, or animates hardware based on the facial features tracking points. The device can switch among an example comprehensive set of 35 different head orientation classes for each video frame, based on suggestions computed from a previous video frame or from yaw and pitch angles of the visual head orientation. Each class of the comprehensive set is trained separately based on a respective collection of automatically marked images for that head orientation class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Mihai Ciuc, Stefan Petrescu, Emanuela Haller, Florin Oprea, Alexandru Nicolaescu, Florin Nanu, Iulian Palade
  • Patent number: 10695919
    Abstract: The present invention provides a contact determination device, control device, contact determination system, contact determination method, and contact determination program. This contact determination device acquires position information and/or posture information for a target person. Further, the state of movement of a part to be calculated in the body of the target person is calculated on the basis of acquired movement information and a body model relating to the shape of the body of the target person, said body model having been recorded in advance. Meanwhile, an electrical change is detected. Then, the contact determination device determines the state of contact between the target person and the object to be controlled on the basis of the detected electrical change and the state of movement of the part to be calculated in the body of the target person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Sayaka Naito, Yoshikazu Mori, Kazuki Kasai, Osamu Nishizaki
  • Patent number: 10679081
    Abstract: A biometric device includes a substrate, an image sensor, at least one infrared light emitting diode (IR LED), a supporting structure and an optical layer. The image sensor is disposed on the substrate. The at least one IR LED is disposed on the substrate. The supporting structure is disposed on the substrate and located between the image sensor and the at least one infrared light emitting diode. The optical layer is disposed on the supporting structure, covers the image sensor, and includes a coded pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chia-Hsin Chao, Yen-Hsiang Fang, Ming-Hsien Wu, Po-Hsun Wang
  • Patent number: 10657648
    Abstract: A method for scanning for borders in an image represented by pixels, the method including a first operation comprising: estimating an attribute for each of a first set of two adjacent pixel positions in the image; assessing whether a predetermined binary condition differs in respect of the two pixel positions, and if so determining that a border is present in the part of the image represented by pixels at those positions; and if a border is determined to be present in that part of the image, estimating the direction of the border as being perpendicular to a line joining the positions of the two pixels; and initiating tracing the border in that direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: String Limited
    Inventor: Johan Øverbye
  • Patent number: 10643078
    Abstract: A surveillance camera system and method is disclosed. The system includes one or more surveillance cameras that capture images of scenes, and one or more calibration systems that automatically generate ground planes from the captured images from the surveillance cameras. Foreground objects in the scenes are then analyzed against the ground planes to determine whether the ground planes may require updating and/or recalculation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Rajkiran Kumar Gottumukkal, Ian C. Westmacott
  • Patent number: 10636132
    Abstract: An image processing system includes: a central processing unit (CPU); a field programmable gate array (FPGA); a storage in which a library including plural pieces of image processing executed by the CPU or the FPGA is stored; an operation unit configured to receive an operation to select at least one piece of image processing from the library and an operation to designate execution order with respect to each piece of selection target image processing selected through the selection operation; an estimator configured to estimate an execution time in each combination of execution subjects with respect to each piece of selection target image processing when the CPU or the FPGA processes each piece of selection target image processing according to the execution order; a specification unit configured to specify the combination of the execution subjects having the relatively short execution time; and a display configured to display the specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Toshinori Tamai
  • Patent number: 10607372
    Abstract: A cosmetic information providing system includes a first acquisition unit that acquires a first image 311 representing a face on which makeup with a first color has been performed, a determination unit that determines a cosmetic corresponding to the first color by analyzing the first image 311 acquired by the first acquisition unit, and an output unit that outputs information for identifying the determined cosmetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: OPTIM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunji Sugaya
  • Patent number: 10607095
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to apparatuses, systems and methods for automatically classifying digital images of occupants inside a vehicle. More particularly, the present disclosure is directed to apparatuses, systems and methods for automatically classifying digital images of occupants inside a vehicle by comparing current image data to previously classified image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Aaron Scott Chan, Kenneth Jason Sanchez