Patents by Inventor Dragomir Anguelov

Dragomir Anguelov 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: 20130121571
    Abstract: Embodiments enable searching of portions of objects in images, including programmatically analyzing each image in a collection in order to determine image data that, for individual images in the collection, represents one or more visual characteristics of a portion of an object shown in that image. A user is enabled to specify one or more search criteria that includes image data, and a search result may be determined based on one or more images in the collection that show a corresponding object that has a portion that satisfies a threshold. The threshold is defined at least in part by the one or more search criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Baris Sumengen, Diem Vu, Navneet Dalal, Danny Yang, Xiaofan Lin, Azhar Khan, Munjal Shah, Dragomir Anguelov, Lorenzo Torresani, Vincent Vanhoucke
  • Publication number: 20130121589
    Abstract: An embodiment provides for enabling retrieval of a collection of captured images that form at least a portion of a library of images. For each image in the collection, a captured image may be analyzed to recognize information from image data contained in the captured image, and an index may be generated, where the index data is based on the recognized information. Using the index, functionality such as search and retrieval is enabled. Various recognition techniques, including those that use the face, clothing, apparel, and combinations of characteristics may be utilized. Recognition may be performed on, among other things, persons and text carried on objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Dragomir Anguelov, Vincent Vanhoucke, Kuang-Chih Lee, Diem Vu, Danny Yang, Munjal Shah, Azhar Khan
  • Patent number: 8437501
    Abstract: A system for pose generation consisting of a trajectory system, a pose generation system, an intersection extractor, an object identifier, a constraint generator, and a posegraph solver. The trajectory system identifies a number of trajectories based on input positional data of a bounded area. The pose generation system generates one or more poses based on the trajectories. The intersection extractor identifies one or more possible intersections in the one or more poses. The object identifier identifies an object pair for each possible intersection that represents two positional points at each possible intersection. The constraint generator computes and applies one or more intersection constraints to generate an energy value for each object pair based on their geometric relationship. The posegraph solver then minimizes a total energy value by modifying one or more poses and then generates an improved set of pose trajectories based on the modified one or more poses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dragomir Anguelov, Christian Frueh, Sameer Agarwal
  • Publication number: 20130066878
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling virtual tags is described. The method may include receiving a first digital image data and virtual tag data to be associated with a real-world object in the first digital image data, wherein the first digital image data is captured by a first mobile device, and the virtual tag data includes metadata received from a user of the first mobile device. The method may also include generating a first digital signature from the first digital image data that describes the real-world object, and in response to the generation, inserting in substantially real-time the first digital signature into a searchable index of digital images. The method may also include storing, in a tag database, the virtual tag data and an association between the virtual tag data and the first digital signature inserted into the index of digital images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: John Flynn, Dragomir Anguelov, Hartmut Neven, Mark Cummins, James Philbin, Rafel Spring, Hartwig Adam, Anand Pillai
  • Patent number: 8385591
    Abstract: In one aspect, a system and method is provided that matches images that are associated with street addresses with images that are associated with locations that are stored with respect to another reference system, such as latitude/longitude. If the images match, the street address is associated with the location. In a further aspect, text contained in the images is extracted and associated with the street address as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dragomir Anguelov, Ehud Rivlin
  • Patent number: 8385633
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein facilitate or enhance the implementation of image recognition processes which can perform recognition on images to identify objects and/or faces by class or by people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Dragomir Anguelov, Lorenzo Torresani, Vincent Vanhoucke, Munjal Shah, Diem Vu, Kuang-Chih Lee
  • Patent number: 8345982
    Abstract: Embodiments enable searching of portions of objects in images, including programmatically analyzing each image in a collection in order to determine image data that, for individual images in the collection, represents one or more visual characteristics of a portion of an object shown in that image. A user is enabled to specify one or more search criteria that includes image data, and a search result may be determined based on one or more images in the collection that show a corresponding object that has a portion that satisfies a threshold. The threshold is defined at least in part by the one or more search criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Baris Sumengen, Diem Vu, Navneet Dalal, Danny Yang, Xiaofan Lin, Azhar Khan, Munjal Shah, Dragomir Anguelov, Lorenzo Torresani, Vincent Vanhoucke
  • Publication number: 20120323738
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a system and method for providing merchandise items at a network site. According to an embodiment, an image of a merchandise item is obtained. The image is programmatically analyzed to determine information about the merchandise item. The information is used to generate a presentation that includes the merchandise item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Salih Burak GOKTURK, Baris Sumengen, Diem Vu, Navneet Dalal, Danny Yang, Xiaofan Lin, Azhar Khan, Munjal Shah, Dragomir Anguelov, Lorenzo Torresani, Vincent Vanhoucke
  • Patent number: 8332424
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling virtual tags is described. The method may include receiving a first digital image data and virtual tag data to be associated with a real-world object in the first digital image data, wherein the first digital image data is captured by a first mobile device, and the virtual tag data includes metadata received from a user of the first mobile device. The method may also include generating a first digital signature from the first digital image data that describes the real-world object, and in response to the generation, inserting in substantially real-time the first digital signature into a searchable index of digital images. The method may also include storing, in a tag database, the virtual tag data and an association between the virtual tag data and the first digital signature inserted into the index of digital images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: John Flynn, Dragomir Anguelov, Hartmut Neven, Mark Cummins, James Philbin, Rafael Spring, Hartwig Adam, Anand Pillai
  • Publication number: 20120304125
    Abstract: An embodiment provides for enabling retrieval of a collection of captured images that form at least a portion of a library of images. For each image in the collection, a captured image may be analyzed to recognize information from image data contained in the captured image, and an index may be generated, where the index data is based on the recognized information. Using the index, functionality such as search and retrieval is enabled. Various recognition techniques, including those that use the face, clothing, apparel, and combinations of characteristics may be utilized. Recognition may be performed on, among other things, persons and text carried on objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Dragomir Anguelov, Vincent Vanhoucke, Kuang-Chih Lee, Diem Vu, Danny Yang, Munjal Shah, Azhar Khan
  • Patent number: 8315442
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for a system for creating a data collection of recognized images. The system includes an image analysis module that is configured to programmatically analyze individual images in a collection of images in order to determine information about each image in the collection. The system may also include a manual interface that is configured to (i) interface with one or more human editors, and (ii) displays a plurality of panels concurrently. Individual panels may be provided for one or more analyzed images, and individual panels may be configured to display information that is at least indicative of the one or more images of that panel and/or of the information determined from the one or more images. Additionally, the manual interface enables the one or more human editors to view the plurality of panels concurrently and to interact with each of the plurality of panels in order to correct or remove any information that is incorrectly determined from the image of that panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Baris Sumengen, Diem Vu, Navneet Dalal, Danny Yang, Xiaofan Lin, Azhar Khan, Munjal Shah, Dragomir Anguelov, Lorenzo Torresani, Vincent Vanhoucke
  • Publication number: 20120290591
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling virtual tags is described. The method may include receiving a first digital image data and virtual tag data to be associated with a real-world object in the first digital image data, wherein the first digital image data is captured by a first mobile device, and the virtual tag data includes metadata received from a user of the first mobile device. The method may also include generating a first digital signature from the first digital image data that describes the real-world object, and in response to the generation, inserting in substantially real-time the first digital signature into a searchable index of digital images. The method may also include storing, in a tag database, the virtual tag data and an association between the virtual tag data and the first digital signature inserted into the index of digital images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: John Flynn, Dragomir Anguelov, Hartmut Neven, Mark Cummins, James Philbin, Rafael Spring, Hartwig Adam, Anand Pillai
  • Patent number: 8311289
    Abstract: A similarity search may be performed on the image of a person, using visual characteristics and information that is known about the person. The search identifies images of other persons that are similar in appearance to the person in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Vanhoucke, Salih Burak Gokturk, Dragomir Anguelov, Kuang-chih Lee, Munjal Shah, Ashwin Tengli
  • Patent number: 8259994
    Abstract: A system for pose generation consisting of a trajectory system, a pose generation system, an intersection extractor, an object identifier, a constraint generator, and a posegraph solver. The trajectory system identifies a number of trajectories based on input positional data of a bounded area. The pose generation system generates one or more poses based on the trajectories. The intersection extractor identifies one or more possible intersections in the one or more poses. The object identifier identifies an object pair for each possible intersection that represents two positional points at each possible intersection. The constraint generator computes and applies one or more intersection constraints to generate an energy value for each object pair based on their geometric relationship. The posegraph solver then minimizes a total energy value by modifying one or more poses and then generates an improved set of pose trajectories based on the modified one or more poses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dragomir Anguelov, Christian Frueh, Sameer Agarwal
  • Patent number: 8233702
    Abstract: An input image is received, represented by a matrix D having a first number of dimensions. Each of the first number of dimensions may represent or correspond to a portion of the image. A metric objective may be identified. A dimensional reduction on the matrix D may then be performed that optimize the metric objective, so that a matrix d of a second number of dimensions is identified to represent the input image, where the second number of dimensions is less than the first number of dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Lorenzo Torresani, Kuang-chih Lee, Dragomir Anguelov
  • Patent number: 8209143
    Abstract: A system and process for laser scan alignment for vehicle trajectories is provided. A representation of the map surface allows multiple scans to be simultaneously aligned to each other. Laser scans are fit to the template surface, and the template surface is re-estimated based on the fit of the scans. The result is a pose trajectory estimate that drifts less than standard approaches, and is more robust to outliers (such as moving objects) in the laser's field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dragomir Anguelov, Qi-xing Huang
  • Patent number: 8209144
    Abstract: A system and process for laser scan alignment for vehicle trajectories is provided. A representation of the map surface allows multiple scans to be simultaneously aligned to each other. Laser scans are fit to the template surface, and the template surface is re-estimated based on the fit of the scans. The result is a pose trajectory estimate that drifts less than standard approaches, and is more robust to outliers (such as moving objects) in the laser's field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dragomir Anguelov, Qi-xing Huang
  • Patent number: 8139900
    Abstract: An embodiment provides for enabling retrieval of a collection of captured images that form at least a portion of a library of images. For each image in the collection, a captured image may be analyzed to recognize information from image data contained in the captured image, and an index may be generated, where the index data is based on the recognized information. Using the index, functionality such as search and retrieval is enabled. Various recognition techniques, including those that use the face, clothing, apparel, and combinations of characteristics may be utilized. Recognition may be performed on, among other things, persons and text carried on objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Like.com
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Dragomir Anguelov, Vincent Vanhoucke, Kuang-Chih Lee, Diem Vu, Danny Yang, Munjal Shah, Azhar Khan
  • Publication number: 20110075934
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein facilitate or enhance the implementation of image recognition processes which can perform recognition on images to identify objects and/or faces by class or by people.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Dragomir Anguelov, Lorenzo Torresani, Vincent Vanhoucke, Munjal Shah, Diem Vu, Kuang-Chih Lee
  • Publication number: 20110075919
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein facilitate or enhance the implementation of image recognition processes which can perform recognition on images to identify objects and/or faces by class or by people.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Dragomir Anguelov, Lorenzo Torresani, Vincent Vanhoucke, Munjal Shah, Diem Vu, Kuang-Chih Lee