Patents by Inventor Eckehard Schmidt

Eckehard Schmidt 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: 10289925
    Abstract: Combined color and depth data for a field of view is received. Thereafter, using at least one bounding polygon algorithm, at least one proposed bounding polygon is defined for the field of view. It can then be determined, using a binary classifier having at least one machine learning model trained using a plurality of images of known objects, whether each proposed bounding polygon encapsulates an object. The image data within each bounding polygon that is determined to encapsulate an object can then be provided to a first object classifier having at least one machine learning model trained using a plurality of images of known objects, to classify the object encapsulated within the respective bounding polygon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Waqas Ahmad Farooqi, Jonas Lipps, Eckehard Schmidt, Thomas Fricke, Nemrude Verzano
  • Patent number: 10282639
    Abstract: RGB-D data generated by at least one optical sensor for a field of view is received. Thereafter, the RGB-D data is bifurcated into (i) RGB data and (ii) depth data for the field of view. One or more bounding polygons are defined within the depth data that each characterize a window within the field of view encapsulating an object. The RGB data is then cropped using the bounding polygon(s). Image processing can later be applied to the cropped RGB data to identify at least one object therein. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Waqas Ahmad Farooqi, Jonas Lipps, Eckehard Schmidt, Thomas Fricke, Nemrude Verzano
  • Patent number: 10235594
    Abstract: Image color data for a field of view is received. Thereafter, color segmentation can be performed on the image color data to define at least one bounding polygon that minimizes an amount of free space within each bounding polygon. The at least one bounding polygon is then used to crop the image color data to result in cropped image color data. Image processing can then be applied to the cropped image color data to identify at least one object therein. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Waqas Ahmad Farooqi, Jonas Lipps, Eckehard Schmidt, Thomas Fricke, Nemrude Verzano
  • Patent number: 10032126
    Abstract: A system and method of purchasing goods and arranging delivery. The system receives, from a mobile device within a physical store, identifications, made by a customer using the mobile device, of at least two items in the physical store as items to be purchased. The items to be purchased include a first set of items to be delivered and a second set of items not to be delivered. The system receives, from the mobile device, a delivery address for a first set of items. The system receives payment for the first set of items and the second set of items in a single transaction. The system places items corresponding to the first set of items in a delivery pipeline for subsequent physical delivery to the delivery address and authorizes removal of the second set of items from the physical store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Eckehard Schmidt, Filip Perisic
  • Publication number: 20180150716
    Abstract: Image color data for a field of view is received. Thereafter, color segmentation can be performed on the image color data to define at least one bounding polygon that minimizes an amount of free space within each bounding polygon. The at least one bounding polygon is then used to crop the image color data to result in cropped image color data. Image processing can then be applied to the cropped image color data to identify at least one object therein. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Waqas Ahmad Farooqi, Jonas Lipps, Eckehard Schmidt, Thomas Fricke, Nemrude Verzano
  • Publication number: 20180150713
    Abstract: Combined color and depth data for a field of view is received. Thereafter, using at least one bounding polygon algorithm, at least one proposed bounding polygon is defined for the field of view. It can then be determined, using a binary classifier having at least one machine learning model trained using a plurality of images of known objects, whether each proposed bounding polygon encapsulates an object. The image data within each bounding polygon that is determined to encapsulate an object can then be provided to a first object classifier having at least one machine learning model trained using a plurality of images of known objects, to classify the object encapsulated within the respective bounding polygon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Waqas Ahmad Farooqi, Jonas Lipps, Eckehard Schmidt, Thomas Fricke, Nemrude Verzano
  • Publication number: 20180150727
    Abstract: RGB-D data generated by at least one optical sensor for a field of view is received. Thereafter, the RGB-D data is bifurcated into (i) RGB data and (ii) depth data for the field of view. One or more bounding polygons are defined within the depth data that each characterize a window within the field of view encapsulating an object. The RGB data is then cropped using the bounding polygon(s). Image processing can later be applied to the cropped RGB data to identify at least one object therein. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Waqas Ahmad Farooqi, Jonas Lipps, Eckehard Schmidt, Thomas Fricke, Nemrude Verzano
  • Publication number: 20160371650
    Abstract: A system and method of purchasing goods and arranging delivery. The system receives, from a mobile device within a physical store, identifications, made by a customer using the mobile device, of at least two items in the physical store as items to be purchased. The items to be purchased include a first set of items to be delivered and a second set of items not to be delivered. The system receives, from the mobile device, a delivery address for a first set of items. The system receives payment for the first set of items and the second set of items in a single transaction. The system places items corresponding to the first set of items in a delivery pipeline for subsequent physical delivery to the delivery address and authorizes removal of the second set of items from the physical store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Eckehard Schmidt, Filip Perisic
  • Publication number: 20160371766
    Abstract: A system and method that integrate shopping online and in physical stores are provided. The system provides a virtual shopping cart for online shopping. The virtual shopping cart includes a listing of items selected from one or more online stores. The virtual shopping cart is accessible through a mobile device. The system activates a set of physical store related functions (sometimes referred to as “in-store functions”) when the mobile device enters the proximity of a physical store with devices configured to interface with the system. The system identifies a list of items in the virtual shopping cart that are available in the physical store. The system provides the list on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Eckehard Schmidt, Filip Perisic
  • Publication number: 20160371606
    Abstract: A system and method of providing a virtual waiting line. The system determines that a mobile device associated with a particular account has entered a proximity of a physical store. The system assigns an initial position in a virtual waiting line to the particular account. The virtual waiting line includes an order of positions, from the front of the virtual waiting line to the back of the virtual waiting line. As accounts closer to the front of the virtual waiting line than the particular account leave the virtual waiting line, the system repeatedly moves the particular account to positions closer to the front of the virtual line. The system causes an electronic display of the mobile device to show a relationship of the position of the particular account to the front of the virtual waiting line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Eckehard Schmidt, Filip Perisic
  • Patent number: 4358331
    Abstract: A method of embedding semiconductor components in plastics comprising inserting components into the plastics material and thereafter hardening the plastics material by irradiation with high energy beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: Licentia Patent-Verwaltungs-G.m.b.H.
    Inventors: Eckehard Schmidt, Dieter Rusch, Manfred Tauber