Patents by Inventor Hong Yin

Hong Yin 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: 20080166015
    Abstract: A system for detecting behavior of a target may include: a target detection engine, adapted to detect at least one target from one or more objects from a video surveillance system recording a scene; a path builder, adapted to create at least one mature path model from analysis of the behavior of a plurality of targets in the scene, wherein the at least one mature path model includes a model of expected target behavior with respect to the at least one path model; and a target behavior analyzer, adapted to analyze and identify target behavior with respect to the at least one mature path model. The system may further include an alert generator, adapted to generate an alert based on the identified behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: Object Video, Inc.
    Inventors: Niels Haering, Zeeshan Rasheed, Li Yu, Andrew J. Chosak, Geoffrey Egnal, Alan J. Lipton, Haiying Liu, Peter L. Venetianer, Wei Hong Yin, Liang Y. Yu, Zhong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20080074496
    Abstract: A system for video monitoring at least one banking business process may comprise a video analytics engine to process video of a bank area obtained by a video camera and to generate video primitives regarding the video; a user interface to define at least one activity of interest regarding the bank area being viewed, wherein each activity of interest identifies a rule and/or a query regarding the bank area being viewed; and an activity inference engine to process the video primitives according to a banking business process, based on each activity of interest from the user interface to determine if any activity of interest occurred in the video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: Object Video, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter L. Venetianer, Alan J. Lipton, Zhong Zhang, Wei Hong Yin, Li Yu, Yongtong Hu, W. A. Scanlon, Niels Haering, Paul C. Brewer, Gary W. Myers, Andrew J. Chosak, Robert A. Cutting
  • Publication number: 20040179736
    Abstract: A system for automatically classifying and counting people, such as supermarket customers, and associated objects such as shopping trolleys. One or more video cameras view an area traversed by the customers and the video data is processed, in real time, to allocate each customer to one or more of a set of predetermined categories in dependence upon recognition criteria developed to permit reliable classification of customers in relation to the various categories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventor: Jia Hong Yin
  • Patent number: 6754633
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus and method for encoding a code signal particularly into an audio signal. Previously as a result of data compression protocol codes hidden into “sync periods” have been degraded or lost as a result of, for example, low pass filtering. Sometimes, during quiet intervals codes were audible. The invention overcomes the problem of encoding a code into an audio signal by sampling the audio signal in order to determine its energy content and embedding the code into a suitable portion of the audio signal so that the code is hidden within a sufficiently energetic portion of audio signal. The advantage is that code is never audible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Central Research Laboratories Limited
    Inventor: Jia Hong Yin
  • Publication number: 20040098298
    Abstract: A monitoring system including a video viewer sited to view an area of interest characterized by its proximity to, and/or location with respect to, at least one visual stimulus, a generator of electrical signals representing video images of the area at different times, processor for processing the signals to determine a behavior pattern of people traversing said area and a response indicator utilizing the behavior pattern to provide an indication of a response by said people to said visual stimulus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventor: Jia Hong Yin
  • Publication number: 20030058257
    Abstract: The invention relates to the application of identifying codes to stationary images, for example images of fine art, using a process known as watermarking, by means of which coded identification data are incorporated into proprietary visual images. A system is described whereby the identification codes remain detectable in, and retrievable from, watermarked images, even where the images have been changed or modified as a result of operations such as resizing, cropping and rotation. The system combines a reference code with an identification code and embeds the combined codes into a still image, and a scanning process, which may automatically switch between coarse and fine modes, is used to detect the reference code and to decode as an identification code, data located in conjunction with a detected reference code, utilizing respective modules for (a) modification detection, (b) image resumption and (c) decoding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventor: Jia Hong Yin
  • Patent number: 6042838
    Abstract: Mucosal administration, particularly intranasally, of killed whole pneumococci, lysate of pneumococci and isolated and purified PspA, as well as immunogenic fragments thereof, particularly when administered with cholera toxin B subunit, provides protection in animals against pneumococcal colonization and systemic infection. The ability to elicit protection against pneumococcal colonization in a host prevents carriage among immunized individuals, which can lead to elimination of disease from the population as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: UAB Research Foundation
    Inventors: David E. Briles, Hong-Yin Wu
  • Patent number: 6030624
    Abstract: The present invention provides chimeric proteins such as Salivary Binding Protein (SBR) coupled to the B subunit of cholera toxin. Such a chimeric protein, when expressed in attenuated Salmonella typhymurium produces significant increases in serum IgG and salivary IgA antibody levels after oral immunization. In another embodiment of the present invention, the recombinant plasmid contains a salivary binding protein-cholera toxin A2/B chimeric protein expressed in E. coli. Intragastric immunization of SBR coupled to CTB in this chimeric protein form leads to increased antigen responsive T cells. In another embodiment of the present invention, the recombinant plasmid contains a salivary binding protein-cholera toxin.sup..DELTA.A1 chimeric protein expressed in Salmonella typhimurium. Oral immunization using this recombinant plasmid results in increased serum IgG responses to antigen. Oral immunization using this recombinant plasmid also resulted in increased salivary IgA antibody responses to antigen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: UAB Research Foundation
    Inventors: Michael William Russell, Georgios Hajishengallis, Susan K. Hollingshead, Hong-Yin Wu, Suzanne Mary Michalek
  • Patent number: 6027734
    Abstract: Mucosal administration, particularly intranasally, of killed whole pneumococci, lysate of pneumococci and isolated and purified PspA, as well as immunogenic fragments thereof, particularly when administered with cholera toxin B subunit, provides protection in animals against pneumococcal colonization and systemic infection. The ability to elicit protection against pneumococcal colonization in a host prevents carriage among immunized individuals, which can lead to elimination of disease from the population as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: UAB Research Foundation
    Inventors: David E. Briles, Hong-Yin Wu
  • Patent number: 5965141
    Abstract: A region of the PspA protein of the Rx1 strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae has been identified as containing protection-eliciting epitopes which are cross-reactive with PspAs of other S. pneumoniae strains and which is cross-protective. The region comprises the 68-amino acid sequence extending from amino acid residues 192 to 260 of the Rx1 PspA strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: UAB Research Foundation
    Inventors: David E. Briles, Janet L. Yother, Larry S. McDaniel, Hong-Yin Wu