Patents by Inventor Gunnar Hovden

Gunnar Hovden 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: 20220075080
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods, apparatus and/or computer program products are provided that facilitate improving the accuracy of global positioning system (GPS) coordinates of indoor photos. The disclosed subject matter further provides systems, computer-implemented methods, apparatus and/or computer program products that facilitate generating exterior photos of structures based on GPS coordinates of indoor photos.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Gunnar Hovden, Scott Adams
  • Publication number: 20210374410
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for increasing the accuracy of automated classifications produced by a machine learning engine. Specifically, the classification produced by a machine learning engine for one photo-realistic image is adjusted based on the classifications produced by the machine learning engine for other photo-realistic images that correspond to the same portion of a 3D model that has been generated based on the photo-realistic images. Techniques are also provided for using the classifications of the photo-realistic images that were used to create a 3D model to automatically classify portions of the 3D model. The classifications assigned to the various portions of the 3D model in this manner may also be used as a factor for automatically segmenting the 3D model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Gunnar Hovden, Mykhaylo Kurinnyy
  • Patent number: 10989816
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods, apparatus and/or computer program products are provided that facilitate improving the accuracy of global positioning system (GPS) coordinates of indoor photos. The disclosed subject matter further provides systems, computer-implemented methods, apparatus and/or computer program products that facilitate generating exterior photos of structures based on GPS coordinates of indoor photos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Gunnar Hovden, Scott Adams
  • Patent number: 10984244
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for increasing the accuracy of automated classifications produced by a machine learning engine. Specifically, the classification produced by a machine learning engine for one photo-realistic image is adjusted based on the classifications produced by the machine learning engine for other photo-realistic images that correspond to the same portion of a 3D model that has been generated based on the photo-realistic images. Techniques are also provided for using the classifications of the photo-realistic images that were used to create a 3D model to automatically classify portions of the 3D model. The classifications assigned to the various portions of the 3D model in this manner may also be used as a factor for automatically segmenting the 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Gunnar Hovden, Mykhaylo Kurinnyy
  • Patent number: 10706615
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for determining and/or generating data for an architectural opening area associated with a three-dimensional (3D) model are presented. A portion of an image associated with a 3D model that corresponds to a window view or another architectural opening area is identified based at least in part on color data or depth data. Furthermore, a surface associated with the 3D model and visual data for the window view or the other architectural opening area is determined. The visual data for the window view or the other architectural opening area is applied to the surface associated with the 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Ford, David Alan Gausebeck, Gunnar Hovden, Matthew Tschudy Bell
  • Publication number: 20200151454
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for increasing the accuracy of automated classifications produced by a machine learning engine. Specifically, the classification produced by a machine learning engine for one photo-realistic image is adjusted based on the classifications produced by the machine learning engine for other photo-realistic images that correspond to the same portion of a 3D model that has been generated based on the photo-realistic images. Techniques are also provided for using the classifications of the photo-realistic images that were used to create a 3D model to automatically classify portions of the 3D model. The classifications assigned to the various portions of the 3D model in this manner may also be used as a factor for automatically segmenting the 3D model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Gunnar Hovden, Mykhaylo Kurinnyy
  • Patent number: 10540054
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for automated selection of navigation points for navigating through a computer-generated virtual environment such as, for example, a virtual reality (VR) environment. Specifically, an input set of connected navigation points in a virtual environment is automatically pruned to a connected subset thereof, according to one or more selection factors where at least one of the selection factors is whether the subset will continue to be “connected” after pruning a navigation point from the input set. In addition to whether the pruning of a navigation point will allow the remaining navigation points to remain connected, techniques for pruning based on one or more additional selection factors are also disclosed. According to one additional selection factor, navigation point pruning is based on the degree to which coverage of an input set of navigation points would be reduced by pruning any given navigation point from the input set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Gunnar Hovden, David V. Buchhofer, Jr., Matthew Bell
  • Patent number: 10534962
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for increasing the accuracy of automated classifications produced by a machine learning engine. Specifically, the classification produced by a machine learning engine for one photo-realistic image is adjusted based on the classifications produced by the machine learning engine for other photo-realistic images that correspond to the same portion of a 3D model that has been generated based on the photo-realistic images. Techniques are also provided for using the classifications of the photo-realistic images that were used to create a 3D model to automatically classify portions of the 3D model. The classifications assigned to the various portions of the 3D model in this manner may also be used as a factor for automatically segmenting the 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Gunnar Hovden, Mykhaylo Kurinnyy, Matthew Bell
  • Publication number: 20190251352
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods, apparatus and/or computer program products are provided that facilitate improving the accuracy of global positioning system (GPS) coordinates of indoor photos. The disclosed subject matter further provides systems, computer-implemented methods, apparatus and/or computer program products that facilitate generating exterior photos of structures based on GPS coordinates of indoor photos.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Gunnar Hovden, Scott Adams
  • Publication number: 20190087067
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for automated selection of navigation points for navigating through a computer-generated virtual environment such as, for example, a virtual reality (VR) environment. Specifically, an input set of connected navigation points in a virtual environment is automatically pruned to a connected subset thereof, according to one or more selection factors where at least one of the selection factors is whether the subset will continue to be “connected” after pruning a navigation point from the input set. In addition to whether the pruning of a navigation point will allow the remaining navigation points to remain connected, techniques for pruning based on one or more additional selection factors are also disclosed. According to one additional selection factor, navigation point pruning is based on the degree to which coverage of an input set of navigation points would be reduced by pruning any given navigation point from the input set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Gunnar Hovden, David V. Buchhofer, JR., Matthew Bell
  • Publication number: 20180365496
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for increasing the accuracy of automated classifications produced by a machine learning engine. Specifically, the classification produced by a machine learning engine for one photo-realistic image is adjusted based on the classifications produced by the machine learning engine for other photo-realistic images that correspond to the same portion of a 3D model that has been generated based on the photo-realistic images. Techniques are also provided for using the classifications of the photo-realistic images that were used to create a 3D model to automatically classify portions of the 3D model. The classifications assigned to the various portions of the 3D model in this manner may also be used as a factor for automatically segmenting the 3D model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Gunnar Hovden, Mykhaylo Kurinnyy, Matthew Bell
  • Publication number: 20180144555
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for determining and/or generating data for an architectural opening area associated with a three-dimensional (3D) model are presented. A portion of an image associated with a 3D model that corresponds to a window view or another architectural opening area is identified based at least in part on color data or depth data. Furthermore, a surface associated with the 3D model and visual data for the window view or the other architectural opening area is determined. The visual data for the window view or the other architectural opening area is applied to the surface associated with the 3D model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Ford, David Alan Gausebeck, Gunnar Hovden, Matthew Tschudy Bell
  • Patent number: 9223415
    Abstract: The use of resources on a computing device can be optimized for current conditions to reduce or minimize the amount of resources needed to provide a sufficient level of performance for various types of tasks. In some embodiments, one or more optimization algorithms can analyze information such as a type of task to be performed and the state of one or more environmental conditions to attempt to select a number and configuration of components, such as cameras and illumination elements, to use in performing the tasks. The performance of the tasks can be monitored, and the selection or states updated in order to maintain a sufficient level of performance without using more resources than are necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dong Zhou, Gunnar Hovden, Isaac S. Noble, Volodymyr V. Ivanchenko, Kenneth M. Karakotsios
  • Patent number: 9129400
    Abstract: A camera of a computing device can capture two or more images of a region including an object of interest, in order to allow for separation of the object from a background of the images through a process such as image subtraction. In order to compensate for rotations of the device between image captures, an element such as an electronic gyroscope can be used to monitor changes in orientation and predict an amount of shift of objects between images. The predicted shift can be used to attempt to align images captured around the time of the rotation, in order to enable subtraction or similar processes by effectively removing the shifting effect of the rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Volodymyr V. Ivanchenko, Gunnar Hovden
  • Patent number: 8743051
    Abstract: An electronic device automatically reverses a left-right orientation of content displayed by the device when detecting that a user is viewing content of the device via a mirror. Some embodiments reverse the content upon detecting a trigger such as a reflection of an image displayed by the device, indicating that the device is displaying content against a mirror. In some embodiments, the device reverses the content upon detecting that blinking markers displayed by the device are inverted or upon detecting a blinking marker flashing in a particular pattern consistent to that emitted by the device. Some embodiments reverse the content upon detecting both the reflection of the image and a reflection of the user. Further, some embodiments reverse the content upon determining that the user is facing a mirror and switches back to its normal orientation when the user is viewing the content by directly looking at the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Ka Cheung Moy, Kah Kuen Fu, Volodymyr V. Ivanchenko, Gunnar Hovden
  • Patent number: 7609885
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for performing an image search procedure in which a histogram calculator initially performs image analysis procedures to construct horizontal and vertical texture histograms corresponding to texture characteristics of subject images. A feature detector may then perform the image search procedure by comparing the texture histograms to identify one or more matching images in which texture characteristics are most similar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Gunnar Hovden
  • Patent number: 7602976
    Abstract: A Compressible Earth Mover's Distance (CEMD) better matches how humans perceive distance between distributions. Earth and holes are able to be compressed when moving from the earth to the holes thus minimizing the distance and improving the quality of image comparison. CEMD is utilized in a number of implementations, for instance, content based image retrieval, color query and other applications in multimedia. Another implementation includes using CEMD with a content recognition system for indexing occurrences of objects within an audio/video content data stream which processes the stream of data to generate a content index database corresponding to the content stream. CEMD is usable with in a variety of systems to assist in image recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Gunnar Hovden
  • Publication number: 20070203594
    Abstract: A method for listening to music comprising recording music by a car security face plate assembly coupled to a car stereo system, removing the car security face plate assembly from the car stereo system, and listening to music which was recorded by the car security face plate assembly. A method for recording music comprising providing a car security face plate assembly having a digital audio assembly, engaging the car security face plate assembly to a car stereo system, and recording music after engaging the car security face plate assembly to the car stereo system. A security face plate assembly for a car stereo comprising a security face plate having a digital audio assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Gunnar Hovden
  • Publication number: 20070196032
    Abstract: A Compressible Earth Mover's Distance (CEMD) better matches how humans perceive distance between distributions. Earth and holes are able to be compressed when moving from the earth to the holes thus minimizing the distance and improving the quality of image comparison. CEMD is utilized in a number of implementations, for instance, content based image retrieval, color query and other applications in multimedia. Another implementation includes using CEMD with a content recognition system for indexing occurrences of objects within an audio/video content data stream which processes the stream of data to generate a content index database corresponding to the content stream. CEMD is usable with in a variety of systems to assist in image recognition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventor: Gunnar Hovden
  • Publication number: 20070031035
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for performing an image search procedure in which a histogram calculator initially performs image analysis procedures to construct horizontal and vertical texture histograms corresponding to texture characteristics of subject images. A feature detector may then perform the image search procedure by comparing the texture histograms to identify one or more matching images in which texture characteristics are most similar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Inventor: Gunnar Hovden