Patents by Inventor Edgar A. Bernal

Edgar A. Bernal 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: 11120505
    Abstract: A system processes a set of images to verify whether the images depict a type of property damage, such as hail damage from a hail storm. The system receives digital images of a roof or other facet of the property that were taken by an image capturing device after the storm event. The system also receives storm data relating to the storm event and claim data related to a property damage claim. The system uses the claim data to process the digital images to automatically identify damage to the roof or other facet. The system then analyzes the storm data to determine whether the damage is consistent with an actual, naturally-occurring storm event, and it generates a report depicting its findings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Richard L. Howe, Edgar A. Bernal, Valerie J. Raburn, Matthew Adam Shreve
  • Patent number: 11055786
    Abstract: A system segments a set of images of a property to identify a type of damage to the property. The system receives, from an image capturing device, a digital image of a roof or other feature of the property. The system processes the image to identify a set of segments, in which each segment corresponds to a piece of the feature, such as a tab or tooth of a shingle on the roof. The system saves a result of the processing to a data file as a segmented image of the property, and it uses the segmented image to identify a type of damage to the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Adam Shreve, Edgar A. Bernal, Richard L. Howe
  • Publication number: 20210192670
    Abstract: A method for robotic inspection of a part, includes the steps of: supporting the part with a robot mechanism; obtaining part-related sensor input with a sensor positioned to inspect the part supported by the robot mechanism; and controlling movement of the robot mechanism relative to the sensor, wherein the controlling is done by a feedback control unit which receives the sensor input, and the feedback control unit is configured to control the robot mechanism based upon the sensor input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Matthew Finn, Jose Miguel Pasini, Richard W. Osborne, III, Edgar A. Bernal, Ozgur Erdinc, Olusegun T. Oshin, Ziyou Xiong, Catalin G. Fotache, Gene B. Donskoy, Sergio S. Frutuoso, Joseph A. Sylvestro
  • Patent number: 10958843
    Abstract: A multi-camera system for a component inspection comprising a table having a table top or, alternatively, another sufficiently rigid surface; a first camera having a narrow field-of-view lens; a second camera having a wide field-of-view lens linked to said first camera, wherein said first camera and said second camera are configured to move identical distances along a common axis relative to said table top or surface; and a pre-defined pattern defined on said table top or surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ziyou Xiong, Alan Matthew Finn, Richard W. Osborne, III, Jose Miguel Pasini, Edgar A. Bernal, Ozgur Erdinc
  • Patent number: 10943320
    Abstract: A method for robotic inspection of a part, includes the steps of: supporting the part with a robot mechanism; obtaining part-related sensor input with a sensor positioned to inspect the part supported by the robot mechanism; and controlling movement of the robot mechanism relative to the sensor, wherein the controlling is done by a feedback control unit which receives the sensor input, and the feedback control unit is configured to control the robot mechanism based upon the sensor input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Matthew Finn, Jose Miguel Pasini, Richard W. Osborne, III, Edgar A. Bernal, Ozgur Erdinc, Olusegun Oshin, Ziyou Xiong, Catalin G. Fotache, Gene B. Donskoy, Sergio S. Frutuoso, Joseph A. Sylvestro
  • Patent number: 10928362
    Abstract: A method for nondestructive inspection of a component, the method includes determining a first pulse-echo scan from a first side of a component; determining a second pulse-echo scan from a second side of the component; determining a through-transmission scan based on the first pulse-echo scan, the second pulse-echo scan, and a model of the component, the model comprises a rigid internal structure of the component; and classifying the component based on comparing the through-transmission scan to a “gold” model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Matthew Finn, Amit Surana, Matthew O. Williams, Edgar A. Bernal, Ozgur Erdinc
  • Patent number: 10909845
    Abstract: A system and method for performing vehicle-velocity aware image enhancement. Embodiments generally include a video capture module configured to receive image data of the scene being monitored, an image extraction module configured to extract still images from incoming video data, a vehicle detection module that detects the approximate location of a target vehicle in the scene being monitored, a velocity determination module configured to determine the amplitude and direction of a vector that describes the velocity of the target vehicle in image pixel coordinates, and a velocity-aware enhancing module configured to enhance the image(s) of the target vehicle extracted from the video feed based on the vehicle's velocity. Embodiments may also include an infraction detection module configured to detect the occurrence of a violation of traffic law(s) by a target vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Edgar A. Bernal, Wencheng Wu
  • Patent number: 10776659
    Abstract: A method of compressing data in the context of a decision-making task includes receiving raw data, analyzing the raw data to determine content of the raw data, and adjusting one or more one data compression parameters in a compression algorithm. The adjustment of the one or more compression parameters is based on the content of the raw data and a received decision-making task to produce a modified compression algorithm. The raw data is thereafter compressed using the modified compression algorithm and output as compressed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Edgar A. Bernal, Kishore K. Reddy, Michael J. Giering
  • Patent number: 10733721
    Abstract: A material characterization system includes an imaging unit, a material characterization controller, and an imaging unit controller. The electronic imaging unit generates a test image of a specimen composed of a material. The electronic material characterization controller determines values of a plurality of parameters and maps the parameters to corresponding ground truth labeled outputs. The mapped parameters are applied to at least one test image to predict a presence of at least one target attribute of the specimen in response to applying the learned parameters. The test image is convert to a selected output image format so as to generate a synthetic image including the predicted at least one attribute. The electronic imaging unit controller performs a material characterization analysis that characterizes the material of the specimen based on the predicted at least one attribute included in the synthetic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Giering, Ryan B. Noraas, Kishore K. Reddy, Edgar A. Bernal
  • Patent number: 10511676
    Abstract: A system for assessing a property damage claim uses an imaging device to capture images of a property that has reportedly been damaged by an incident. The system receives a property damage incident type, along with image processing criteria for processing images that are associated with the incident type. The system automatically processes the images according to the image processing criteria to identify one or more characteristics in the images and, based on the identified characteristics, determines whether certain claim processing criteria are satisfied. The claim processing criteria may help the system determine whether the property actually was damaged by the reported incident. The system will generate a command to process the property damage claim only if the system determines that one or more images show that the claim processing criteria are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Richard L. Howe, Valerie J. Raburn, Edgar A. Bernal, Matthew Adam Shreve, Peter Paul, Pramod Sankar Kompalli
  • Publication number: 20190378267
    Abstract: A material characterization system includes an imaging unit, a material characterization controller, and an imaging unit controller. The electronic imaging unit generates a test image of a specimen composed of a material. The electronic material characterization controller determines values of a plurality of parameters and maps the parameters to corresponding ground truth labeled outputs. The mapped parameters are applied to at least one test image to predict a presence of at least one target attribute of the specimen in response to applying the learned parameters. The test image is convert to a selected output image format so as to generate a synthetic image including the predicted at least one attribute. The electronic imaging unit controller performs a material characterization analysis that characterizes the material of the specimen based on the predicted at least one attribute included in the synthetic image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Giering, Ryan B. Noraas, Kishore K. Reddy, Edgar A. Bernal
  • Patent number: 10488371
    Abstract: A method for nondestructive vibrothermography inspection of a component, the method includes generating ultrasonic excitations in a component over a range of frequencies; determining a thermal signature in the component from the excitations; registering a model with the thermal signature; determining damage based on the thermal signal and model; and classifying the component based on the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Matthew Finn, Amit Surana, Matthew O. Williams, Edgar A. Bernal, Ozgur Erdinc
  • Publication number: 20190339235
    Abstract: A method for nondestructive vibrothermography inspection of a component, the method includes generating ultrasonic excitations in a component over a range of frequencies; determining a thermal signature in the component from the excitations; registering a model with the thermal signature; determining damage based on the thermal signal and model; and classifying the component based on the determining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Matthew Finn, Amit Surana, Matthew O. Williams, Edgar A. Bernal, Ozgur Erdinc
  • Publication number: 20190340721
    Abstract: A method for robotic inspection of a part, includes the steps of: supporting the part with a robot mechanism; obtaining part-related sensor input with a sensor positioned to inspect the part supported by the robot mechanism; and controlling movement of the robot mechanism relative to the sensor, wherein the controlling is done by a feedback control unit which receives the sensor input, and the feedback control unit is configured to control the robot mechanism based upon the sensor input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Matthew Finn, Jose Miguel Pasini, Richard W. Osborne, III, Edgar A. Bernal, Ozgur Erdinc, Olusegun Oshin, Ziyou Xiong, Catalin G. Fotache, Gene B. Donskoy, Sergio S. Frutuoso, Joseph A. Sylvestro
  • Publication number: 20190342499
    Abstract: A multi-camera system for a component inspection comprising a table having a table top or, alternatively, another sufficiently rigid surface; a first camera having a narrow field-of-view lens; a second camera having a wide field-of-view lens linked to said first camera, wherein said first camera and said second camera are configured to move identical distances along a common axis relative to said table top or surface; and a pre-defined pattern defined on said table top or surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ziyou Xiong, Alan Matthew Finn, Richard W. Osborne, III, Jose Miguel Pasini, Edgar A. Bernal, Ozgur Erdinc
  • Publication number: 20190339234
    Abstract: A method for nondestructive inspection of a component, the method includes determining a first pulse-echo scan from a first side of a component; determining a second pulse-echo scan from a second side of the component; determining a through-transmission scan based on the, first pulse-echo scan, the second pulse-echo scan, and a model of the component, the model comprises a rigid internal structure of the component; and classifying the component based on comparing the through-transmission scan to a “gold” model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Matthew Finn, Amit Surana, Matthew O. Williams, Edgar A. Bernal, Ozgur Erdinc
  • Patent number: 10452951
    Abstract: An imaging method includes obtaining an image with a first field of view and first effective resolution and the analyzing the image with a visual attention algorithm to one identify one or more areas of interest in the first field of view. A subsequent image is then obtained for each area of interest with a second field of view and a second effective resolution, the second field of view being smaller than the first field of view and the second effective resolution being greater than the first effective resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Edgar A. Bernal, Kishore K. Reddy, Michael J. Giering
  • Patent number: 10430937
    Abstract: A material characterization system includes an imaging unit, a material characterization controller, and an imaging unit controller. The electronic imaging unit generates a test image of a specimen composed of a material. The electronic material characterization controller determines values of a plurality of parameters and maps the parameters to corresponding ground truth labeled outputs. The mapped parameters are applied to at least one test image to predict a presence of at least one target attribute of the specimen in response to applying the learned parameters. The test image is convert to a selected output image format so as to generate a synthetic image including the predicted at least one attribute. The electronic imaging unit controller performs a material characterization analysis that characterizes the material of the specimen based on the predicted at least one attribute included in the synthetic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Giering, Ryan B. Noraas, Kishore K. Reddy, Edgar A. Bernal
  • Patent number: 10408912
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device processes a sequence of images to identify and re-identify an object of interest in the sequence. An image sensor of the device, receives a sequence of images. The device detects an object in a first image as well as positional parameters of the device that correspond to the object in the first image. The device determines a range of positional parameters within which the object may appear in a field of view of the device. When the device detects that the object of interest exited the field of view it subsequently uses motion sensor data to determine that the object of interest has likely re-entered the field of view, it will analyze the current frame to confirm that the object of interest has re-entered the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jayant Kumar, Qun Li, Edgar A. Bernal, Raja Bala
  • Patent number: 10387803
    Abstract: A sensor system may comprise a sensor; a processor in electronic communication with the sensor; and/or a tangible, non-transitory memory configured to communicate with the processor, the tangible, non-transitory memory having instructions stored thereon that, in response to execution by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations may comprise recording, by the sensor, a preliminary type data sample; and/or applying, by the processor, a mapping function having a plurality of tuned parameters to the preliminary type data sample, producing a desired type data output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kishore K. Reddy, Edgar A. Bernal, Michael J. Giering, Ryan B. Noraas