Patents by Inventor Adrien P. Cote

Adrien P. Cote has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11176400
    Abstract: A system for acquiring multi-angle images of a product includes a workstation having a working surface for placing a product, a camera supporting member having a vertical axis, and an image capturing device movably attached to the camera supporting member so that it may move along the vertical axis of the camera supporting member. The system captures and analyzes a digital image of a product to detect the vertical center of the product, and adjusts the position of the image capturing device along the vertical axis so that the vertical center of the product is proximate to the vertical center of the image. The system may also have a turntable and additionally rotate the turntable at multiple capturing angles and capture one or more additional digital images of the product at various capturing angles and store the one or more additional images in a product database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Yi-Ting Shen, Riyad Twahir, Wencheng Wu, Dennis L. Venable, Charles D. Rizzolo, Thomas F. Wade, Daniel S. Hann, Adrien P. Cote
  • Patent number: 11176399
    Abstract: A system for acquiring multi-angle images of a product includes a workstation having a working surface for placing a product, a camera supporting member having a vertical axis, and an image capturing device movably attached to the camera supporting member so that it may move along the vertical axis of the camera supporting member. The system captures and analyzes a digital image of a product to detect the vertical center of the product, and adjusts the position of the image capturing device along the vertical axis so that the vertical center of the product is proximate to the vertical center of the image. The system may also have a turntable and additionally rotate the turntable at multiple capturing angles and capture one or more additional digital images of the product at various capturing angles and store the one or more additional images in a product database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Yi-Ting Shen, Riyad Twahir, Wencheng Wu, Dennis L. Venable, Charles D. Rizzolo, Thomas F. Wade, Daniel S. Hann, Adrien P. Cote
  • Patent number: 11176401
    Abstract: A system for acquiring multi-angle images of a product includes a workstation having a working surface for placing a product, a camera supporting member having a vertical axis, and an image capturing device movably attached to the camera supporting member so that it may move along the vertical axis of the camera supporting member. The system captures and analyzes a digital image of a product to detect the vertical center of the product, and adjusts the position of the image capturing device along the vertical axis so that the vertical center of the product is proximate to the vertical center of the image. The system may also have a turntable and additionally rotate the turntable at multiple capturing angles and capture one or more additional digital images of the product at various capturing angles and store the one or more additional images in a product database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Yi-Ting Shen, Riyad Twahir, Wencheng Wu, Dennis L. Venable, Charles D. Rizzolo, Thomas F. Wade, Daniel S. Hann, Adrien P. Cote
  • Publication number: 20200074207
    Abstract: A system for acquiring multi-angle images of a product includes a workstation having a working surface for placing a product, a camera supporting member having a vertical axis, and an image capturing device movably attached to the camera supporting member so that it may move along the vertical axis of the camera supporting member. The system captures and analyzes a digital image of a product to detect the vertical center of the product, and adjusts the position of the image capturing device along the vertical axis so that the vertical center of the product is proximate to the vertical center of the image. The system may also have a turntable and additionally rotate the turntable at multiple capturing angles and capture one or more additional digital images of the product at various capturing angles and store the one or more additional images in a product database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yi-Ting Shen, Riyad Twahir, Wencheng Wu, Dennis L. Venable, Charles D. Rizzolo, Thomas F. Wade, Daniel S. Hann, Adrien P. Cote
  • Publication number: 20200074206
    Abstract: A system for acquiring multi-angle images of a product includes a workstation having a working surface for placing a product, a camera supporting member having a vertical axis, and an image capturing device movably attached to the camera supporting member so that it may move along the vertical axis of the camera supporting member. The system captures and analyzes a digital image of a product to detect the vertical center of the product, and adjusts the position of the image capturing device along the vertical axis so that the vertical center of the product is proximate to the vertical center of the image. The system may also have a turntable and additionally rotate the turntable at multiple capturing angles and capture one or more additional digital images of the product at various capturing angles and store the one or more additional images in a product database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yi-Ting Shen, Riyad Twahir, Wencheng Wu, Dennis L. Venable, Charles D. Rizzolo, Thomas F. Wade, Daniel S. Hann, Adrien P. Cote
  • Publication number: 20200065603
    Abstract: A system for acquiring multi-angle images of a product includes a workstation having a working surface for placing a product, a camera supporting member having a vertical axis, and an image capturing device movably attached to the camera supporting member so that it may move along the vertical axis of the camera supporting member. The system captures and analyzes a digital image of a product to detect the vertical center of the product, and adjusts the position of the image capturing device along the vertical axis so that the vertical center of the product is proximate to the vertical center of the image. The system may also have a turntable and additionally rotate the turntable at multiple capturing angles and capture one or more additional digital images of the product at various capturing angles and store the one or more additional images in a product database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Yi-Ting Shen, Riyad Twahir, Wencheng Wu, Dennis L. Venable, Charles D. Rizzolo, Thomas F. Wade, Daniel S. Hann, Adrien P. Cote
  • Publication number: 20190392412
    Abstract: A store profile generation method includes moving a mobile base around a product facility which includes an arrangement of product display units for displaying products. Product labels are associated with the display units. The product labels display product-related data for the displayed products. With an image capture assembly mounted on the mobile base, images are acquired of the product display units at a sequence of locations of the mobile base. With a computer processor, the product-related data is extracted from the acquired images and a store profile is constructed, based on the extracted product-related data, a spatial characterization of the image capture assembly, and information on the locations of the mobile base when the images were acquired, which indicates locations of the product labels throughout the product facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Wencheng Wu, Steven R. Moore, Thomas F. Wade, Dennis L. Venable, Adrien P. Côté, Peter Paul
  • Patent number: 10509978
    Abstract: A system for acquiring multi-angle images of a product includes a workstation having a working surface for placing a product, a camera supporting member having a vertical axis, and an image capturing device movably attached to the camera supporting member so that it may move along the vertical axis of the camera supporting member. The system captures and analyzes a digital image of a product to detect the vertical center of the product, and adjusts the position of the image capturing device along the vertical axis so that the vertical center of the product is proximate to the vertical center of the image. The system may also have a turntable and additionally rotate the turntable at multiple capturing angles and capture one or more additional digital images of the product at various capturing angles and store the one or more additional images in a product database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Yi-Ting Shen, Riyad Twahir, Wencheng Wu, Dennis L. Venable, Charles D. Rizzolo, Thomas F. Wade, Daniel S. Hann, Adrien P. Cote
  • Patent number: 10453046
    Abstract: A store profile generation system includes a mobile base and an image capture assembly mounted on the base. The assembly includes at least one image capture device for acquiring images of product display units in a product facility, product labels being associated with the product display units which include product-related data. A control unit acquires the images captured by the at least one image capture device at a sequence of locations of the mobile base in the product facility. The control unit extracts the product-related data from the acquired images and constructs a store profile indicating locations of the product labels throughout the product facility, based on the extracted product-related data. The store profile can be used for generating new product labels for a sale in an appropriate order for a person to match to the appropriate locations in a single pass through the store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Wencheng Wu, Steven R. Moore, Thomas F. Wade, Dennis L. Venable, Adrien P. Côté, Peter Paul
  • Patent number: 10281831
    Abstract: An imaging member outer layer comprising a structured organic film comprising a plurality of segments and a plurality of linkers arranged as a covalent organic framework, wherein the structured organic film further includes fluorinated segments and capping units comprising hole transport materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adrien P. Cote, Gregory McGuire, Richard A. Klenkler
  • Publication number: 20190026585
    Abstract: A system for acquiring multi-angle images of a product includes a workstation having a working surface for placing a product, a camera supporting member having a vertical axis, and an image capturing device movably attached to the camera supporting member so that it may move along the vertical axis of the camera supporting member. The system captures and analyzes a digital image of a product to detect the vertical center of the product, and adjusts the position of the image capturing device along the vertical axis so that the vertical center of the product is proximate to the vertical center of the image. The system may also have a turntable and additionally rotate the turntable at multiple capturing angles and capture one or more additional digital images of the product at various capturing angles and store the one or more additional images in a product database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Yi-Ting Shen, Riyad Twahir, Wencheng Wu, Dennis L. Venable, Charles D. Rizzolo, Thomas F. Wade, Daniel S. Hann, Adrien P. Cote
  • Patent number: 10108872
    Abstract: A system for acquiring multi-angle images of a product includes a workstation having a working surface for placing a product, a camera supporting member having a vertical axis, and an image capturing device movably attached to the camera supporting member so that it may move along the vertical axis of the camera supporting member. The system captures and analyzes a digital image of a product to detect the vertical center of the product, and adjusts the position of the image capturing device along the vertical axis so that the vertical center of the product is proximate to the vertical center of the image. The system may also have a turntable and additionally rotate the turntable at multiple capturing angles and capture one or more additional digital images of the product at various capturing angles and store the one or more additional images in a product database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Yi-Ting Shen, Riyad Twahir, Wencheng Wu, Dennis L. Venable, Charles D. Rizzolo, Thomas F. Wade, Daniel S. Hann, Adrien P. Cote
  • Patent number: 9921500
    Abstract: A method of forming an overcoat layer. The method comprises providing a substrate having an imaging structure formed thereon, the imaging structure comprising (i) a charge transport layer and a charge generating layer, or (ii) an imaging layer comprising both charge generating material and charge transport material. An overcoat composition is deposited on the imaging structure, the overcoat composition comprising a charge transport molecule, a fluorinated building block, a leveling agent, a liquid carrier and optionally a first catalyst. The fluorinated building block is a fluorinated alkyl monomer substituted at the ? and ? positions with a hydroxyl, carboxyl, carbonyl or aldehyde functional group or the anhydrides of any of those functional groups. The overcoat composition is cured to form an overcoat layer that is a fluorinated structured organic film, the curing comprising treating an outer surface of the overcoat composition with at least one cross-linking process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory McGuire, Adrien P. Cote, Richard A. Klenkler, Yvan Gagnon
  • Publication number: 20180032832
    Abstract: A system for acquiring multi-angle images of a product includes a workstation having a working surface for placing a product, a camera supporting member having a vertical axis, and an image capturing device movably attached to the camera supporting member so that it may move along the vertical axis of the camera supporting member. The system captures and analyzes a digital image of a product to detect the vertical center of the product, and adjusts the position of the image capturing device along the vertical axis so that the vertical center of the product is proximate to the vertical center of the image. The system may also have a turntable and additionally rotate the turntable at multiple capturing angles and capture one or more additional digital images of the product at various capturing angles and store the one or more additional images in a product database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Yi-Ting Shen, Riyad Twahir, Wencheng Wu, Dennis L. Venable, Charles D. Rizzolo, Thomas F. Wade, Daniel S. Hann, Adrien P. Cote
  • Patent number: 9659204
    Abstract: This disclosure provides an image processing method and system for recognizing barcodes and/or product labels. According to an exemplary embodiment, the method uses a multifaceted detection process that includes both image enhancement of a candidate barcode region and other product label information associated with a candidate barcode region to identify a product label, where the candidate barcode region includes a nonreadable barcode. According to one exemplary application, a store profile is generated based on the identifications of the product labels which are associated with a location of a product within a store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Wencheng Wu, Dennis L. Venable, Steven R. Moore, Thomas F. Wade, Peter Paul, Adrien P. Côté
  • Publication number: 20170075238
    Abstract: A method of forming an overcoat layer. The method comprises providing a substrate having an imaging structure formed thereon, the imaging structure comprising (i) a charge transport layer and a charge generating layer, or (ii) an imaging layer comprising both charge generating material and charge transport material. An overcoat composition is deposited on the imaging structure, the overcoat composition comprising a charge transport molecule, a fluorinated building block, a leveling agent, a liquid carrier and optionally a first catalyst. The fluorinated building block is a fluorinated alkyl monomer substituted at the ? and ? positions with a hydroxyl, carboxyl, carbonyl or aldehyde functional group or the anhydrides of any of those functional groups. The overcoat composition is cured to form an overcoat layer that is a fluorinated structured organic film, the curing comprising treating an outer surface of the overcoat composition with at least one cross-linking process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory McGuire, Adrien P. Cote, Richard A. Klenkler, Yvan Gagnon
  • Patent number: 9567425
    Abstract: An ordered structured organic film comprising a plurality of segments and a plurality of linkers arranged as a covalent organic framework, wherein the structured organic film may be a multi-segment thick structured organic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adrien P. Cote, Matthew A. Heuft
  • Publication number: 20170022338
    Abstract: An ordered structured organic film comprising a plurality of segments and a plurality of linkers arranged as a covalent organic framework, wherein the structured organic film may be a multi-segment thick structured organic film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Adrien P. Côté, Matthew A. Heuft
  • Patent number: 9523928
    Abstract: A method of forming an overcoat layer. The method comprises providing a substrate having an imaging structure formed thereon, the imaging structure comprising (i) a charge transport layer and a charge generating layer, or (ii) an imaging layer comprising both charge generating material and charge transport material. An overcoat composition is deposited on the imaging structure, the overcoat composition comprising a charge transport molecule, a fluorinated building block, a leveling agent, a liquid carrier and optionally a first catalyst. The fluorinated building block is a fluorinated alkyl monomer substituted at the ? and ? positions with a hydroxyl, carboxyl, carbonyl or aldehyde functional group or the anhydrides of any of those functional groups. The overcoat composition is cured to form an overcoat layer that is a fluorinated structured organic film, the curing comprising treating an outer surface of the overcoat composition with at least one cross-linking process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventors: Gregory McGuire, Adrien P. Cote, Richard A. Klenkler, Yvan Gagnon
  • Patent number: 9524486
    Abstract: A system to detect and maintain retail store promotional price tags (PPTs) includes a heuristic PPT description extractor module, a heuristic rule deriver module, a store shelf image acquisition system, a barcode locator and recognizer module, and a heuristic PPT classifier module. The heuristic PPT description extractor module extracts heuristic descriptions of PPTs. The heuristic rule deriver module derives a set of heuristic parameters for the PPTs. The barcode locator and recognizer module analyzes images acquired by the store shelf image acquisition system to localize and recognize barcodes. The heuristic PPT description classifier module extracts heuristic attributes from the images acquired by the store shelf image acquisition system using the set of PPT parameters supplied by the heuristic rule deriver module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Wencheng Wu, Dennis L. Venable, Thomas F. Wade, Peter Paul, Adrien P. Cote