Patents Examined by Stephen P. Coleman
  • Patent number: 11190699
    Abstract: A control apparatus and method that captures video image includes acquiring a parameter for recognition processing with respect to acquired image data and changing the acquired parameter according to a change in zoom magnification of an image capturing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keiji Adachi
  • Patent number: 11190681
    Abstract: System, methods, devices, and instructions are described for fast boot of a processor as part of camera operation. In some embodiments, in response to a camera input, a digital signal processor (DSP) of a device is booted using a first set of instructions. Capture of image sensor data is initiated using the first set of instructions at the DSP. The DSP then receives a second set of instructions and the DSP is programmed using the second set of instructions after at least a first frame of the image sensor data is stored in a memory of the device. The first frame of the image sensor data is processed using the DSP as programmed by the second set of instructions. In some embodiments, the first set of instructions includes only instructions for setting camera sensor values, and the second set of instructions includes instructions for processing raw sensor data into formatted image files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Brook, Russell Douglas Patton, Jonathan M Rodriguez, II
  • Patent number: 11188731
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides feature data processing methods and devices. One exemplary feature data processing method comprises: classifying features into an important feature set and an auxiliary feature set according to information attribute values of the features; converting features in the auxiliary feature set to hash features; and combining the hash features with features in the important feature set, and setting the combined features as fingerprint features. Training and prediction of to-be-processed data can be performed based on the fingerprint features. With the embodiments of the present disclosure, training dimensions can be more controllable and the amount training data amount can be reduced. Therefore, the efficiency of data processing can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Bin Dai, Shen Li, Xiaoyan Jiang, Xu Yang, Yuan Qi, Wei Chu, Shaomeng Wang, Zihao Fu
  • Patent number: 11182910
    Abstract: In order to detect gross subject movement in a video image in a way which is not sensitive to illumination change, for example illumination changes caused by movement of shadows or sunlight, spaced pairs of image frames are selected from a video sequence and sub-divided into cells, and spatial frequency analysis is performed in each cell. The magnitude of the spatial frequency components in corresponding cells in the two selected image frames are compared. If the number of cells with high magnitude difference is high then the video image is determined as containing gross subject movement whereas if the number of cells with high magnitude differences is low, the sequence is determined as not containing gross movement, though it may contain illumination changes or no or fine movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: OXEHEALTH LIMITED
    Inventors: Mohamed Elmikaty, Simon Mark Chave Jones
  • Patent number: 11182915
    Abstract: A unified imaging device used for detecting and classifying objects in a scene including motion and micro-vibrations by receiving a plurality of images of the scene captured by an imaging sensor of the unified imaging device comprising a light source adapted to project on the scene a predefined structured light pattern constructed of a plurality of diffused light elements, classifying object(s) present in the scene by visually analyzing the image(s), extracting depth data of the object(s) by analyzing position of diffused light element(s) reflected from the object(s), identifying micro-vibration(s) of the object(s) by analyzing a change in a speckle pattern of the reflected diffused light element(s) in at least some consecutive images and outputting the classification, the depth data and data of the one or more micro-vibrations which are derived from the analyses of images captured by the imaging sensor and are hence inherently registered in a common coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: GENTEX CORPORATION, GUARDIAN OPTICAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Yoav Zuta, Gideon Carmon, Roi Levy, Guy Raz
  • Patent number: 11172873
    Abstract: Disclosed are hair analysis systems and methods comprising: (a) a step to capture an image of a user at an image capture unit and to send the image from the image capture unit to a hair analysis unit; (b) a step to analyze the user's hair condition at hair analysis unit, based on the image from the image capture unit by using a deep neural network, and to provide an analysis result to a display unit; and (c) a step to display at a display unit the analysis result to the user. The present invention provides the system and the method with an improved sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ankur Purwar, Faiz Feisal Sherman, Raghunandan Melkote Kainkaryam
  • Patent number: 11176358
    Abstract: One or more sensors may detect a gesture or gestures by one or more human users. The detected gesture or gestures may trigger sharing of music or other information. For instance, a first user may be listening to music on headphones. A second user may turn her head, so that her head is facing toward the first user. A sensor may detect this head orientation of the second user. This head orientation may trigger the system to share the first user's music with the second user, for at least as long as this head orientation continues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Amos Golan, Tal Achituv
  • Patent number: 11170532
    Abstract: A system and method of determining the condition of a surface by scanning the surface of an object and detecting and measuring the electromagnetic spectrum being directed from the surface to obtain raw data from a plurality of points along the surface and assigning values for each particular data type of raw data and creating a color space for viewing by an operator to determine the condition of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ectoscan Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Paul E. Thomson
  • Patent number: 11172155
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: a first pixel including a first photoelectric converter that converts incident light into first signal charges, and a first charge storage node that accumulates the first signal charges; and a second pixel including a second photoelectric converter that converts incident light into second signal charges, and a second charge storage node that accumulates the second signal charges. An area of the second photoelectric converter is greater than an area of the first photoelectric converter in a plan view. Capacitance of the first charge storage node is greater than capacitance of the second charge storage node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tokuhiko Tamaki
  • Patent number: 11163057
    Abstract: An estimation device includes: a living body information extraction unit that extracts living body information which is a component corresponding to one or more living bodies in a space; an eigenvector calculation unit that calculates one or more eigenvectors of a living body correlation matrix obtained from the living body information; a first position estimation unit that estimates, using the living body correlation matrix, positions of the one or more living bodies and at least one false image, according to a predetermined position estimation method; a second steering vector output unit that extracts, from first steering vectors stored in a storage, and outputs as second steering vectors, first steering vectors corresponding to the positions estimated; and a second position estimation unit that estimates at least one of the position and the number of the one or more living bodies, using the one or more eigenvectors and the second steering vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichi Iizuka, Takeshi Nakayama, Naoki Honma, Nobuyuki Shiraki
  • Patent number: 11164292
    Abstract: Provided are a system and method for correcting an image through estimation of a distortion parameter. The method includes receiving a distorted image including one or more measurement targets, extracting a plurality of feature points from each of the measurement targets, classifying the one or more measurement targets as a distorted target and an undistorted target by comparing distances between the plurality of extracted feature points and a center point of the received distorted image with each other, estimating a distortion parameter on the basis of standard deviations of a plurality of feature points of the classified distorted target and undistorted target, and correcting the received distorted image on the basis of the estimated distortion parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: CHUNG ANG University industry Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Joonki Paik, Minjung Lee, Hyungtae Kim
  • Patent number: 11157730
    Abstract: A method may include acquiring one or more image texts from an image of a document, segmenting the image into one or more sub-images using the one or more image texts, determining, by applying a machine learning model, one or more experimental techniques of one or more experiments for the one or more sub-images, and adding, to a knowledge base, one or more mappings of the one or more sub-images to the one or more experiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Scinapsis Analytics Inc.
    Inventors: Anshuman Sahoo, Thomas Kai Him Leung, David Qixiang Chen, Elvis Mboumien Wianda
  • Patent number: 11148636
    Abstract: A system for detecting seatbelt routing includes: a state module configured to, based on a series of images over a period of time from a camera of a vehicle facing a seat, determine and output a routing state of a seatbelt of the seat; and a remediation module configured to, based on the routing state of the seatbelt of the seat, selectively perform at least one remedial action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Thomas, Michael Baltaxe, Kobi Nistel, Ruben Mergui
  • Patent number: 11151406
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method, apparatus, device, and readable storage medium for image-based data processing. The method comprises: acquiring an image and a to-be-processed text; extracting features of a plurality of objects in the image, and extracting a feature of the text; fusing the features of the plurality of objects into a fused feature of the image based on a matching degree between the feature of the text and a feature of each object of the plurality of objects; and processing the text based on the fused feature of the image and the feature of the text. Embodiments of the present disclosure can accurately learn an association relationship between a text and each object in an image, and improve the processing accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Baidu Netcom Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianhui Huang, Pingping Huang, Min Qiao, Ying Li
  • Patent number: 11146738
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus divides a first image into a plurality of areas based on obtained image data of the first image and sets relationship information between input brightness values with output brightness values for each of the plurality of areas, and converts, based on the relationship information, a brightness value of pixels included in the first image into a brightness value of pixels of a second image whose brightness range is narrower than that of the first image. In the conversion, the apparatus sets, for at least some pixels of the first image, a size of a window for specifying pixels within a predetermined area including the pixels based on environment information in which the second image is observed, and calculates a brightness value in the second image for each of the at least some pixels based on the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidetsugu Kagawa, Shuhei Ogawa, Tetsuya Suwa, Maya Yazawa
  • Patent number: 11146726
    Abstract: A control device of present invention includes a display control portion that performs control such that a whole image display region, in which a whole image captured by a camera is displayed, and an enlarged image display region, in which a region corresponding to a position specified on the whole image is enlarged and an enlarged image is displayed, are displayed, and a control portion that performs control such that the region corresponding to the position specified on the whole image is changed. The region includes at least one preset region, and the display control portion displays, on the whole image, a section that corresponds to the preset region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Toshihiro Ezoe, Kazunori Sakaki
  • Patent number: 11138745
    Abstract: Systems, methods, tangible non-transitory computer-readable media, and devices for associating objects are provided. For example, the disclosed technology can receive sensor data associated with the detection of objects over time. An association dataset can be generated and can include information associated with object detections of the objects at a most recent time interval and object tracks of the objects at time intervals in the past. A subset of the association dataset including the object detections that satisfy some association subset criteria can be determined. Association scores for the object detections in the subset of the association dataset can be determined. Further, the object detections can be associated with the object tracks based on the association scores for each of the object detections in the subset of the association dataset that satisfy some association criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Carlos Vallespi-Gonzalez, Abhishek Sen, Shivam Gautam
  • Patent number: 11138810
    Abstract: A junction line data generation method includes scanning a first junction component and a second junction component by using an image capturing device for generating three-dimensional first junction component modeling data of the first junction component and generating three-dimensional second junction component modeling data of the second junction component, simulating a first junction component structure by using the three-dimensional first junction component modeling data, simulating a second junction component structure by using the three-dimensional second junction component modeling data, and generating junction line data between the first junction component and the second junction component by optionally deforming the first junction component structure and/or the second junction component structure according to the first junction component structure and the second junction component structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: ABBOVI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Yu Huang, Wu-Hung Hsu, Shang-Wen Wong
  • Patent number: 11132565
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture for Artificial Intelligence (AI) driving analysis and incentives, by utilizing on-board image object analysis to classify driving events and provide driving-based awards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: The Travelers Indemnity Company
    Inventors: Ryan M. Scanlon, Alex A. Shyshkov, Anna Kulak, Michael J. Paulukonis, Oluwatosin K. Edwards, Anastasia Shekhter
  • Patent number: 11126830
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in computerized security and content monitoring, hosting and providing devices, systems and/or platforms. The disclosed systems and methods provide a novel framework that adaptively distinguishes between known people versus unknown people based on a dynamically applied, anonymous facial recognition methodology. The disclosed framework provides such functionality by recognizing faces within captured images without storing any information or annotations regarding or revealing the captured person's identity. The framework is configured to adaptively learn to distinguish between faces seen for the first time and faces it has previously seen by locally processing a captured image and only sending face embeddings to a network location for future comparisons of subsequently, anonymously captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: VERIZON MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: Yang Zhang, Guy Dassa, Atte Lahtiranta