Patents by Inventor Ariel Shamir

Ariel Shamir 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: 8400473
    Abstract: A method for image processing includes receiving in a computerized image processor a source image having a source size and a definition of a target size that is different from the source size, and defining a plurality of different sequences of two or more different image retargeting operations that when applied to the source image, generates respective target images of the target size. The different sequences are automatically tested, using the image processor, by measuring respective similarities of the respective target images to the source image. One of the sequences is selected responsively to the similarities, and the selected one of the sequences is applied to the source image, using the image processor, in order to generate a target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignees: Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
    Inventors: Ariel Shamir, Michael Rubinstein
  • Publication number: 20110242326
    Abstract: Described herein are methods, systems, apparatuses and products for utilizing motion fields to predict evolution in dynamic scenes. One aspect provides for accessing active object position data including positioning information of a plurality of individual active objects; extracting a plurality of individual active object motions from the active object position data; constructing a motion field using the plurality of individual active object motions; and using the motion field to predict one or more points of convergence at one or more spatial locations that active objects are proceeding towards at a future point in time. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Irfan Aziz Essa, Matthias Grundmann, Jessica Kate Hodgins, Kihwan Kim, Iain Alexander Matthews, Ariel Shamir
  • Publication number: 20100328345
    Abstract: A method for image comparison includes reading from a memory in a computerized image processor a source image and a target image. The source and target images are segmented, using the image processor, into respective pluralities of source and target arrays, respectively including source and target array elements, each array element including a matrix of one or more pixels from a respective image, each of the source arrays having a respective position in the source image, and each of the target arrays corresponding respectively to one of the source arrays based on the respective position. An asymmetric warping process is applied between each of the source arrays and each of the respectively corresponding target arrays so as to compute respective array similarity scores. The respective array similarity scores are combined so as to compute an image similarity score of the target image with respect to the source image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Ariel Shamir, Michael Rubinstein
  • Publication number: 20100328352
    Abstract: A method for image processing includes receiving in a computerized image processor a source image having a source size and a definition of a target size that is different from the source size, and defining a plurality of different sequences of two or more different image retargeting operations that when applied to the source image, generates respective target images of the target size. The different sequences are automatically tested, using the image processor, by measuring respective similarities of the respective target images to the source image. One of the sequences is selected responsively to the similarities, and the selected one of the sequences is applied to the source image, using the image processor, in order to generate a target image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Ariel Shamir, Michael Rubinstein
  • Patent number: 7747107
    Abstract: A method for content-aware image retargeting generates an energy image from a source image according to an energy function. From the energy image, one or more seams are determined according to a minimizing function such that each seam has a minimal energy. Each seam is applied to the source image to obtain a target image that preserves content and a rectangular shape of the source image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Shmuel Avidan, Ariel Shamir
  • Patent number: 7477800
    Abstract: A method for content-aware image retargeting generates an energy image from a source image according to an energy function. From the energy image, one or more seams are determined according to a minimizing function such that each seam has a minimal energy. Each seam is applied to the source image to obtain a target image that preserves content and a rectangular shape of the source image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Shmuel Avidan, Ariel Shamir
  • Publication number: 20080267528
    Abstract: A method for content-aware image retargeting generates an energy image from a source image according to an energy function. From the energy image, one or more seams are determined according to a minimizing function such that each seam has a minimal energy. Each seam is applied to the source image to obtain a target image that preserves content and a rectangular shape of the source image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Shmuel Avidan, Ariel Shamir
  • Publication number: 20080219587
    Abstract: A method for content-aware image retargeting generates an energy image from a source image according to an energy function. From the energy image, one or more seams are determined according to a minimizing function such that each seam has a minimal energy. Each seam is applied to the source image to obtain a target image that preserves content and a rectangular shape of the source image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Shmuel Avidan, Ariel Shamir