Patents Examined by Sumati Lefkowitz
  • Patent number: 10353949
    Abstract: A method identifying electronic communication components employed for transmitting and receiving electronic communications for subsequent testing thereof is provided which identifies each electronic communication component using a digital photo thereof. Communications characteristics required for communicating with each identified component are discerned using the component identity ascertained from the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: David Webster
  • Patent number: 10296783
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device that includes a facial organ information detection unit that detects facial organ information which is a position of a facial organ of an object from an input image, a face direction information calculation unit that calculates face direction information of the object from the facial organ information, and an arbitrary face direction image generation unit that generates an image obtained by changing the face direction of the object from the facial organ information and the face direction information, and when it is determined by the face direction information that the face is inclined, the arbitrary face direction image generation unit generates an arbitrary face direction image after conducting a correction on the face direction information based on front facial organ information which is a facial organ arrangement in the front face of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nao Tokui, Ikuko Tsubaki
  • Patent number: 10275672
    Abstract: There is provided a method and an apparatus for authenticating a liveness face, and a computer program product thereof. The method for authenticating a liveness face may comprises: generating a character string randomly and showing the same to an object to be authenticated; recognizing facial actions of the object to be authenticated; determining whether the facial actions match with pronunciation of the character string to obtain a first determination result; and judging whether the object to be authenticated is a liveness face based on the first determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: BEIJING KUANGSHI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., PINHOLE (BEIJING) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10264998
    Abstract: In the conventional art, there has been a problem that it is difficult to perform, with a high usability and at a high precision, authentication that accepts a wide range of variation of showing attitude of a hand or a finger and ensures obtaining a clear blood-vessel image of a finger. Provided is a blood-vessel image capturing apparatus including an opening portion formed in a surface of a housing, plural light sources disposed beside the opening portion and arranged in a lattice pattern, a sensor configured to obtain position information of a hand shown above the opening portion, a light amount control portion configured to select an irradiation light source to irradiate the hand from the plural light sources on a basis of the position information and control a light amount of the irradiation light source, and an image capturing portion configured to capture an image of a blood vessel included in a finger portion of the hand irradiated with light from the irradiation light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Matsuda, Naoto Miura, Akio Nagasaka, Takafumi Miyatake
  • Patent number: 10244224
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for classifying pixels as foreground using both short-range depth data and long-range depth data. One embodiment takes the form of a process that includes obtaining video data depicting at least a portion of a user. The process also includes obtaining short-range depth data associated with the video data. The process also includes obtaining long-range depth data associated with the video data. The video data, short-range depth data, and long-range depth data may be obtained via a single 3-D video camera. The process also includes classifying pixels of the video data as foreground based at least in part on both the short-range depth data and the long-range depth data. In some embodiments, classifying pixels of the video data as foreground comprises employing an alpha mask. The alpha mask may comprise binary foreground (hard) indicators. The alpha mask may comprise foreground-likelihood (soft) indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Personify, Inc.
    Inventors: Quang Nguyen, Long Dang, Cong Nguyen, Dennis Lin, Simion Venshtain, Minh Do
  • Patent number: 10235603
    Abstract: Method, device and computer-readable medium for sensitive picture recognition are provided in the disclosure. Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for sensitive picture recognition. The method includes receiving a picture to be processed from a picture library associated with a user account, applying a sensitive picture recognition model to the picture to determine whether the picture is a sensitive picture or not, and providing a privacy protection associated with the user account to the picture when the picture is the sensitive picture. In an example, the method includes storing the picture in a private album under the user account with access security protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Zhang, Fei Long, Zhijun Chen
  • Patent number: 10222884
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and a device for detecting defects in a pressing test of a touch screen. The method for detecting defects in a pressing test of a touch screen includes: Step S1: acquiring, after each test point of the touch screen is tested, an image of a test region in which the test point is located, when performing the pressing test; Step S2: identifying a quantity of abnormal points in the acquired image; and Step S3: comparing the identified quantity of abnormal points with a quantity of abnormal points allowed in the pressing test, and determining that the touch screen has defects if the identified quantity of abnormal points exceeds the quantity of abnormal points allowed in the pressing test. The above method for detecting defects can check instantly and accurately whether defects arise on the touch screen during the pressing test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gang Yang, Yong Song, Jun Long, Xijun An, Hongkun Zhang, Ziwang Liu
  • Patent number: 10198667
    Abstract: The present invention is directed at a system, method and device for detecting offensive content on a portable electronic device, by monitoring communications sent, received or stored on the portable electronic device, and wherein monitoring comprises collecting content data, classifying content data by calculating an alert score for content data wherein an alert score corresponds to offensive content detected, and sending an alert notification to a second portable electronic device to alert the detection of offensive content on the first portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: PocketGuardian, LLC
    Inventors: James Ronald Ryan, Jr., Jason Otis France, David Lee Etter
  • Patent number: 10198635
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein associate images with business venues. An example method includes: receiving a first image and retrieving textual reviews and stored images that are associated with one or more candidate business venues. The method further includes: detecting, using trained visual detectors, a plurality of business-aware concepts in the first image and assessing likelihood that detected business-aware concepts are in the first image. The method additionally includes: (i) generating a first representation of the first image based on the likelihoods and one or more term vectors for high-scoring concepts and (ii) receiving second representations of each candidate based on the retrieved textual reviews and stored images. In accordance with determining that the first representation is most similar to a respective second representation of a first candidate, the method includes: (i) associating the first image with the first candidate and (ii) providing an indication of the association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bor-Chun Chen, Yin-Ying Chen, Francine R. Chen, Dhiraj Joshi
  • Patent number: 10192133
    Abstract: A marker whose at least one of a position and pose with respect to a capturing unit is estimated includes: quadrilateral specifying points that specify a quadrilateral shape; a first circle group that is a group of a plurality of circles whose centers are present in a line of a first diagonal which is one of two diagonals of the specified quadrilateral shape, and which are included in the quadrilateral shape; a second circle group that is a group of a plurality of circles whose centers are present in a line of a second diagonal which is the other diagonal of the two diagonals than the first diagonal, and which are included in the quadrilateral shape; and a direction-identification point that specifies a direction of the quadrilateral shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yang Yang, Guoyi Fu
  • Patent number: 10186038
    Abstract: A system and method includes creation of a combined network comprising an image segmentation network and an image representation network, the combined network to generate an image descriptor based on an input query image, training of the combined network based on a plurality of first images and a segmentation mask associated with each of the plurality of first images, reception of a first input query image, use of the combined network to generate an image descriptor based on the first input query image, determination of a matching image descriptor from a plurality of stored image descriptors, determination of a camera pose associated with the matching image descriptor, registration of the first input query image with image data based on the determined camera pose, generation of a composite image based on the registered first input query image and image data, and presentation of the composite image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Kluckner, Vivek Kumar Singh, Shanhui Sun, Oliver Lehmann, Kai Ma, Jiangping Wang, Terrence Chen
  • Patent number: 10157318
    Abstract: A storyboard interface displaying key frames of a video may be presented to a user. Individual key frames may represent individual shots of the video. Shots may be grouped based on similarity. Key frames may be displayed in a chronological order of the corresponding shots. Key frames of grouped shots may be spatially correlated within the storyboard interface. For example, shots of a common group may be spatially correlated so that they may be easily discernable as a group even though the shots may not be temporally consecutive and/or or even temporally close to each other in the timeframe of the video itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignees: Disney Enterprises, Inc., ETH Zurich
    Inventors: Aljoscha Smolic, Marc Junyent Martin, Jordi Pont-Tusert, Alexandre Chapiro, Miquel Angel Farre Guiu
  • Patent number: 10157311
    Abstract: A method for processing an image with a processor, including: identifying, within an image, a candidate arrow including a long path adjacent to a plurality of short paths; determining a direction of the candidate arrow based on the long path; estimating a tip pixel within the plurality of short paths based on the direction of the candidate arrow; determining, for the candidate arrow, a plurality of arrowhead edges in the plurality of short paths based on the tip pixel; and generating, for the candidate arrow, a plurality of refined arrowhead edges based on the plurality of arrowhead edges, the direction, and the tip pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Ron Hightower
  • Patent number: 10152630
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are provided for processing video data. For example, techniques and systems are provided for performing content-adaptive blob filtering. A number of blobs generated for a video frame is determined. A size of a first blob from the blobs is determined, the first blob including pixels of at least a portion of a first foreground object in the video frame. The first blob is filtered from the plurality of blobs when the size of the first blob is less than a size threshold. The size threshold is determined based on the number of the plurality of blobs generated for the video frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ying Chen, Jianfeng Ren, Jian Wei, Ning Bi
  • Patent number: 10152655
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for automatically identifying a query object within a visual medium. The technique generally involves receiving as input to a neural network a query object and a visual medium including the query object. The technique also involves generating, by the neural network, representations of the query object and the visual medium defining features of the query object and the visual medium. The technique also involves generating, by the neural network, a heat map using the representations. The heat map identifies a location of pixels corresponding to the query object within the visual medium and is usable to generate an updated visual medium highlighting the query object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Balaji Krishnamurthy, Mausoom Sarkar
  • Patent number: 10148896
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a facial recognition system includes an image sensor, a facial recognition processing unit, a heart rate detection unit, and an authentication unit. The image sensor detects incident light by an infrared pixel, and outputs detected infrared information. The facial recognition processing unit recognizes the face of a person based on image information signal captured by the image sensor. The heart rate detection unit reads the heart rate of the person from pulses in a blood vessel in the face based on the infrared information. The authentication unit receives facial recognition signal outputted from the facial recognition processing unit. The authentication unit authenticates the person as an identical person when the heart rate is inputted, and authenticates the person as a photograph when the heart rate is not inputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Eiichirou Kosugou
  • Patent number: 10127199
    Abstract: The visual similarity between fonts is determined using visual descriptors of character images in the fonts. A model used to generate the visual descriptors may include a set of letterforms, keypoint locations on each letterform, and detail shapes at zero, one, or more detail areas on the letterform. In some instances, the model may also set forth one or more geometric measurements. Based on the model, a visual descriptor may be generated for a character image from a font by identifying a letterform of the character image, identifying keypoint locations on the character image, and identifying a detail shape at any detail areas on the character image. Additionally, the visual descriptor may include any geometric measurement defined by the model. The visual similarity between two fonts may be determined as a function of the differences between pairs of visual descriptors for the fonts that correspond with the same letterform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: R. David Arnold, Zhihong Ding, Judy S. Lee, Eric Muller, Timothy Wojtaszek
  • Patent number: 10127442
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to non-sequential document comparison. A first plurality of segments in a first document and a second plurality of segments in a second document are obtained. In response to a first segment from the first plurality of segments being associated with a second segment from the second plurality of segments, a third segment from the first plurality of segments is associated with a fourth segment from the second plurality of segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ke Ke Cai, Hong Lei Guo, Zhi Li Guo, Feng Jin, Yong Qin, Zhong Su
  • Patent number: 10127428
    Abstract: A fingerprint identification method is provided. The fingerprint identification method includes following steps: obtaining an object image and storing a plurality of pixel data of the object image in a first color model format, where the pixel data include a plurality of first pixel values; converting the pixel data into a second color model format and obtaining a plurality of second pixel values based on the converted pixel data and a first gain value; calculating a plurality of third pixel values based on the first pixel values and the second pixel values; calculating a first standard deviation based on the third pixel values; and determining whether the first standard deviation being greater than a first preset threshold value, if the first standard deviation being greater than the first preset threshold value, recognizing the object image as a fingerprint image of a true finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Gingy Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Tsung-Shan Chen, Chun-Lang Hung
  • Patent number: 10121050
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a method for forming a fingerprint using a fingerprint sensing system, and specifically to the possibility of allowing the formation of a fingerprint when only separated portions of the fingerprint is available. The invention also relates to the corresponding fingerprint sensing system and to a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: FINGERPRINT CARDS AB
    Inventors: Sebastian Weber, Hans Thörnblom