Patents by Inventor Bum Suk Choi

Bum Suk Choi 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).

  • Publication number: 20220292292
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and a method for recognizing a formalized character set based on weakly supervised localization. The formalized character set recognition apparatus based on weakly supervised localization may include memory for storing at least one program; and a processor for executing the program, wherein the program performs recognizing one or more numerals present in a formalized character set image and a number of appearances of each of the numerals, extracting a class activation map in which a location of attention in the formalized character set image is indicated when a specific numeral is recognized, and outputting a formalized character set number in which numerals recognized based on the extracted class activation map are arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Bum-Suk CHOI
  • Patent number: 11138457
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for reading a license plate from a poor image captured in various environments. To this end, the present invention provides a license plate reading apparatus and method using deep learning technology and provides a license plate learning apparatus and method for generating and providing a restoration neural network and a recognition neural network by using the license plate reading apparatus and method, thereby implementing a circular recognition network generating and using system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Su Wan Park, Bum Suk Choi
  • Publication number: 20210225146
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method and apparatus for detecting a disaster based on images. The apparatus includes an image capture unit for capturing video using at least one camera and controlling the camera based on a camera control signal received from the outside; a disaster detection unit for generating a disaster log based on the video captured using the camera; a disaster analysis unit for calculating a disaster occurrence probability value based on the disaster log and determining whether to enter a camera control mode based on the disaster occurrence probability value; and a disaster alert unit for warning of a disaster based on a disaster alert request signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sang-Won GHYME, Hye-Jin KIM, Seon-Ho OH, Geon-Woo KIM, Sang-Wook PARK, So-Hee PARK, Su-Wan PARK, Kyung-Soo LIM, Bum-Suk CHOI, Seung-Wan HAN, Jong-Wook HAN
  • Publication number: 20200311457
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for reading a license plate from a poor image captured in various environments. To this end, the present invention provides a license plate reading apparatus and method using deep learning technology and provides a license plate learning apparatus and method for generating and providing a restoration neural network and a recognition neural network by using the license plate reading apparatus and method, thereby implementing a circular recognition network generating and using system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Su Wan PARK, Bum Suk CHOI
  • Patent number: 9661398
    Abstract: A broadcaster apparatus, content operator apparatus, and receiving terminal for augmented broadcasting service, and an augmented broadcasting service method. A service user may select a predetermined content operator among content operators that provide augmented content in an environment for providing an augmented broadcasting service according to an exemplary embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Soon Choul Kim, Jeoung Lak Ha, Bum Suk Choi, Young Ho Jeong, Jin Woo Hong
  • Patent number: 9426506
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing an augmented broadcasting service and an apparatus for receiving the augmented broadcasting service in a hybrid broadcasting environment. The apparatus for providing the augmented broadcasting service includes: a real-time data provider configured to provide real-time data through a first transmission network; an augmented content provider configured to provide augmented content through a second transmission network, wherein the augmented content is to be synchronized with the real-time data; and a multiplexer configured to multiplex the real-time data, the augmented content metadata and timing information for synchronization between the real-time data and the augmented content metadata, and output resulting data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COOPERATION GROUP OF KYUNG HEE UNIVERSITY, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Soon-Choul Kim, Jeoung-Lak Ha, Jung-Hak Kim, Bum-Suk Choi, Young-Ho Jeong, Jin-Woo Hong, Kyuheon Kim, Jong-Hwan Park, Min-Woo Jo, Gwang-Hoon Park, Doug Young Suh
  • Publication number: 20150317057
    Abstract: A navigation apparatus for providing a Social Network Service (SNS) information based on augmented reality, a metadata processor, and a metadata processing method. The navigation apparatus includes an image acquirer configured to acquire a real world image in real time, a controller configured to generate a virtual map on a back ground of the real world image and map augmented SNS information to a point of interest (POI) on the virtual map, and an output component configured to display the SNS information mapped to the virtual map on the real world image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Bum Suk CHOI, Jeoung Lak HA, Young Ho JEONG, Soon Choul KIM
  • Publication number: 20150304740
    Abstract: A broadcaster apparatus, content operator apparatus, and receiving terminal for augmented broadcasting service, and an augmented broadcasting service method. A service user may select a predetermined content operator among content operators that provide augmented content in an environment for providing an augmented broadcasting service according to an exemplary embodiment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Soon Choul KIM, Jeoung Lak HA, Bum Suk CHOI, Young Ho JEONG, Jin Woo HONG
  • Patent number: 9060186
    Abstract: An audience selection type augmented broadcasting service providing apparatus and method is provided. The audience selection type augmented broadcasting service providing apparatus may include an augmented broadcast producing server to process a production process of augmented contents to provide the augmented broadcasting service, for broadcast contents, a broadcasting server to multiplex and transmit the broadcast contents and metadata for the augmented broadcasting service, and an augmented content receiving terminal to process the augmented contents based on the metadata for the augmented broadcasting service, while playing the broadcast contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Seoung Chul Kim, Soon Choul Kim, Jung Hak Kim, Bum Suk Choi, Jeoung Lak Ha, Young Ho Jeong, Jin Woo Hong
  • Publication number: 20150156560
    Abstract: An augmented broadcasting metadata (ABM) transmission apparatus is provided, which includes a metadata generation unit to generate ABM which is necessary for augmented content to be overlapped with broadcasting content; and a metadata transmission unit to transmit the ABM to a user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Bum Suk Choi, Soon Choul Kim, Seung Chul Kim, Jung Hak Kim, Jeoung Lak Ha, Young Ho Jeong, Jin Woo Hong
  • Publication number: 20150150064
    Abstract: A context managing apparatus and method thereof. The context managing apparatus may include a communicator to acquire context information from each broadcast receiving terminal used by at least one user, and a controller to manage the acquired context information as information for providing a receive service for a predetermined broadcast receiving terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jeoung-Lak HA, Soon-Choul KIM, Bum-Suk CHOI, Young-Ho JEONG, Jin-Woo HONG
  • Publication number: 20150116358
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing metadata includes: a map node defining component configured to define a map node for setting a virtual map; a map overlay node defining component configured to define a map overlay node for setting a layer in which an augmented reality object is to be overlaid on a map set according to the map node; a map marker node defining component configured to define a map marker node for setting a position of the augmented reality object on the map, which is to be overlaid on the layer set according to the map overlay node; a point of interest node defining component configured to set information on a point of interest, which is a position of the augmented reality object on the map; and a controller configured to load the virtual map, the layer, the map marker, and the point of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Bum Suk CHOI, Soon Choul KIM, Jeoung Lak HA, Young Ho JEONG, Jin Woo HONG
  • Patent number: 8941688
    Abstract: The system for providing targeting augmented contents includes: an augmented metadata generation apparatus that generates augmented metadata designating specific space and time of broadcast contents as an augmented area; a broadcast content providing apparatus that transmits the augmented metadata to a first broadcast terminal apparatus and transmits the augmented metadata and the broadcast contents to a second broadcast terminal apparatus; a first broadcast terminal apparatus that transmits augmented contents displayed in the augmented area in which the augmented metadata are designated to the augmented content providing apparatus; an augmented content providing apparatus that transmits the augmented contents to a second broadcast terminal apparatus; and a second broadcast terminal apparatus that receives the broadcast contents and the augmented metadata from the broadcast content providing apparatus and receives the augmented contents from the augmented content providing apparatus based on the augmented met
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Bum Suk Choi, Seung Chul Kim, Soon Choul Kim, Jung Hak Kim, Jeoung Lak Ha, Young Ho Jeong, Jin Woo Hong
  • Patent number: 8893176
    Abstract: The system includes a metadata generation apparatus for generating metadata to designate a specific space and time in and on which a speech balloon or a music book will be displayed on broadcasting content, a multiplexing broadcasting server for multiplexing the metadata received from the metadata generation apparatus and the broadcasting content and sending the multiplexed result to a reception apparatus, an augmented content providing apparatus for sending the speech balloon suitable for speech included in the broadcasting content or the music book suitable for music included in the broadcasting content to the reception apparatus, and the reception apparatus for displaying the broadcasting content and displaying the augmented content in a specific space and time of the broadcasting content based on the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Soon Choul Kim, Jeoung Lak Ha, Jung Hak Kim, Seung Chul Kim, Bum Suk Choi, Young Ho Jeong, Jin Woo Hong
  • Patent number: 8881197
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for processing augmented broadcast content. The apparatus includes: a broadcast content receiving unit configured to receive broadcast content and a first reference signal from a broadcast content provider, the first reference signal including information used to recognize a target object in the broadcast content and composite the broadcast content and augmented content associated with the target object; an object identifying unit configured to identify the target object in the broadcast content by analyzing the broadcast content using an image or sound analysis algorithm with reference to the first reference signal; an augmented content acquiring unit configured to acquire the augmented content associated with the target object; and an augmented content compositing unit configured to composite the acquired augmented content into an augmentation region determined based on the first reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Bum-Suk Choi, Jeoung-Lak Ha, Soon-Choul Kim, Jung-Hak Kim, Young-Ho Jeong, Jin-Woo Hong
  • Patent number: 8869199
    Abstract: Disclosed is a media content reception method for providing augmenting media contents using graphic objects, including: receiving metadata including information representing each event of any one of broadcast contents or moving picture contents, and any one of the broadcast contents or the moving picture contents and graphic object related information associated with events, the events including at least one of a specific scene, a specific situation, and a specific phenomenon of any one of the broadcast contents or the moving picture contents; analyzing the received metadata; designating the graphic objects to correspond to each event within any one of the broadcast contents or the moving picture contents based on the analyzed metadata; and displaying the designated graphic objects to meet each event at the time of playing any one of the broadcast contents or the moving picture contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jung Hak Kim, Soon Choul Kim, Seung Chul Kim, Bum Suk Choi, Jeoung Lak Ha, Young Ho Jeong, Jin Woo Hong
  • Patent number: 8839323
    Abstract: Provided is a random backoff apparatus and method for receiving augmented content that may prevent a delay or a down of a server caused by a plurality of receiving terminals accessing a server simultaneously, when a digital broadcasting system provides broadcast-based bidirectional broadcasting services over a communication network. That is, a technology for distributing receiving terminals accessing a server to receive augmented content, or accessing a home page of a corresponding program, based on metadata transferred from the digital broadcasting system to a broadcasting network. In a bidirectional digital method, a number of requests for access to the home page or the augmented content related to the program may be received from receiving terminals at one time. Accordingly, there is a desire for a method of preventing collision caused when a plurality of stations simultaneously access a single wireless channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jeoung Lak Ha, Soon Choul Kim, Seung Chul Kim, Jung Hak Kim, Bum Suk Choi, Young Ho Jeong, Jin Woo Hong
  • Patent number: 8797357
    Abstract: Provided are a terminal, system and method for providing augmented broadcasting service. The method includes receiving augmented broadcasting service information including information indicating that it is possible to provide augmented broadcasting service, information on an augmented content providing server, and information on an augmented scene description data providing server for presenting augmented content on a television (TV) screen, acquiring augmented scene description data and augmented content selected by a user from the augmented content providing server and the augmented scene description data providing server, and outputting the augmented content to be overlaid on broadcast content according to the augmented scene description data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jung-Hak Kim, Soon-Choul Kim, Bum-Suk Choi, Jeoung-Lak Ha, Young-Ho Jeong, Jin-Woo Hong
  • Publication number: 20140214211
    Abstract: An OutputActuator node, a Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) terminal, and a method for controlling an actuator using the OutputActuator node. The OutputActuator node includes an enabled field indicating whether the OutputActuator node is activated or not; a url field designating an actuator to which a command is delivered for control of the actuator; and an eventName field containing a command list for operating the designated actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Bum-Suk CHOI, Soon-Choul KIM, Jeoung-Lak HA, Jung-Hak KIM, Young-Ho JEONG, Jin-Woo HONG
  • Publication number: 20140150018
    Abstract: An apparatus for receiving augmented broadcast, a method of receiving augmented broadcast content using the same, and a system for providing augmented broadcast content are provided. The method of receiving augmented broadcast content may include receiving a broadcast program and metadata for augmented broadcast implementation for the broadcast program that are transmitted over a broadcasting network, requesting an augmented broadcast content providing server providing augmented broadcast content associated with the broadcast program to provide the augmented broadcast content associated with the broadcast program with reference to the received metadata, and receiving the augmented broadcast content provided by the augmented broadcast content providing server according to the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Jeoung-Lak HA, Soon-Choul KIM, Jung-Hak KIM, Bum-Suk CHOI, Young-Ho JEONG, Jin-Woo HONG