Patents by Inventor Gioacchino Norris

Gioacchino Norris 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: 20130241934
    Abstract: A method is provided for sketch segmentation via smart scribbles, the results of which are especially suitable for interactive real-time graphics editing applications. A vector-based drawing may be segmented into labels based on input scribbles provided by a user. By organizing the labeling as an energy minimization problem, an approximate solution can be found using a sequence of binary graph cuts for an equivalent graph, providing an optimized implementation in a polynomial time suitable for real-time drawing applications. The energy function may include time, proximity, direction, and curvature between strokes as smoothness terms, and proximity, direction, and oriented curvature between strokes and scribbles as data terms. Additionally, the energy function may be modified to provide for user control over locality control, allowing the selection of appropriately sized labeling regions by scribble input speed or scribble input pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Gioacchino Norris, Daniel Sykora, Ariel Shamir, Stelian Coros, Alexander Hornung, Robert Sumner, Maryann Simmons, Brian Whited, Markus Gross