Patents by Inventor Jan W. Amtrup

Jan W. Amtrup 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: 20150220778
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for smart, automated capture of textual information using optical sensors of a mobile device are disclosed. The textual information is provided to a mobile application or workflow without requiring the user to manually enter or transfer the data without requiring user intervention such as a copy/paste operation. The capture and provision context-aware, and can normalize or validate the captured textual information prior to entry in the workflow or mobile application. Other information necessary by the workflow and available to the mobile device optical sensors may also be captured and provided, in a single automatic process. As a result, the overall process of capturing information from optical input using a mobile device is significantly simplified and improved in terms of accuracy of data transfer/entry, speed and efficiency of workflows, and user experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Anthony Macciola, Jan W. Amtrup
  • Patent number: 9082080
    Abstract: A method is provided for organizing data sets. In use, an automatic decision system is created or updated for determining whether data elements fit a predefined organization or not, where the decision system is based on a set of preorganized data elements. A plurality of data elements is organized using the decision system. At least one organized data element is selected for output to a user based on a score or confidence from the decision system for the at feast one organized data element. Additionally, at least a portion of the at least one organized data element is output to the user. A response is received from the user comprising at least one of a confirmation, modification, and a negation of the organization of the at least one organized data element. The automatic decision system is recreated or updated based on the user response. Other embodiments are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Mauritius A. R. Schmidtler, Jan W. Amtrup, Stephen Michael Thompson, Anthony Sarah
  • Publication number: 20150170085
    Abstract: A method includes receiving or capturing an image comprising an identity document (ID) using a mobile device; classifying the ID; building an extraction model based on the ID classification; extracting data from the ID based on the extraction model; building an ID profile based on the extracted data; storing the ID profile to a memory of the mobile device; detecting a predetermined stimulus in a workflow; identifying workflow-relevant data in the stored ID profile at least partially in response to detecting the predetermined stimulus; providing the workflow-relevant data from the stored ID profile to the workflow; and driving at least a portion of the workflow using the workflow-relevant data. Related systems and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan W. Amtrup, Stephen Michael Thompson, Steven Kilby, Anthony Macciola
  • Patent number: 9058515
    Abstract: A method involves: receiving an image comprising an ID; iteratively classifying the ID; and driving at least a portion of a workflow based at least in part on the classifying; wherein at least some of the classification iterations are based at least in part on comparing feature vector data, wherein a first classification iteration comprises determining the ID belongs to a particular class, and wherein each classification iteration subsequent to the first classification iteration comprises determining whether the ID belongs to a subclass falling within the particular class to which the ID was determined to belong in a prior classification iteration. Related systems and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan W. Amtrup, Jiyong Ma, Steven Kilby, Anthony Macciola
  • Patent number: 9058580
    Abstract: A method includes receiving or capturing an image comprising an identity document (ID) using a mobile device; classifying the ID; building an extraction model based on the ID classification; extracting data from the ID based on the extraction model; building an ID profile based on the extracted data; storing the ID profile to a memory of the mobile device; detecting a predetermined stimulus in a workflow; identifying workflow-relevant data in the stored ID profile at least partially in response to detecting the predetermined stimulus; providing the workflow-relevant data from the stored ID profile to the workflow; and driving at least a portion of the workflow using the workflow-relevant data. Related systems and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan W. Amtrup, Stephen Michael Thompson, Steven Kilby, Anthony Macciola
  • Publication number: 20150138399
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed and include: initiating a capture operation using an image capture component of the mobile device, the capture operation comprising; capturing video data; and estimating a plurality of motion vectors corresponding to motion of the image capture component during the capture operation. The systems, techniques, and computer program products also include detecting a document depicted in the video data; tracking a position of the detected document throughout the video data; selecting a plurality of images using the image capture component of the mobile device, wherein the selection is based at least in part on: the tracked position of the detected document; and the estimated motion vectors; and generating a composite image based on at least some of the selected plurality of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: KOFAX, INC.
    Inventors: Jiyong Ma, Anthony Macciola, Steven Kilby, Jan W. Amtrup, Justin Aquadro
  • Publication number: 20150110362
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method includes: capturing an image of a financial document using a camera of a mobile device; performing optical character recognition (OCR) on the image of the financial document; extracting an identifier of the financial document from the image based at least in part on the OCR; associating the image of the financial document with metadata descriptive of one or more of the financial document and financial information relating to the financial document; and storing the image of the financial document and the associated metadata to a memory of the mobile device. Exemplary systems and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: KOFAX, INC.
    Inventors: Jan W. Amtrup, Stephen Michael Thompson
  • Patent number: 8958605
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes performing optical character recognition (OCR) on an image of a financial document and at least one of: (a) correct OCR errors in the financial document using at least one of textual information from a complementary document and predefined business rules; (b) normalize data from the complementary document using at least one of textual information from the financial document and the predefined business rules; and (c) normalize data from the financial document using at least one of textual information from the complementary document and the predefined business rules. Exemplary systems and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan W. Amtrup, Stephen Michael Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140368890
    Abstract: A method includes capturing plural frames of video data using a mobile device. The frames are analyzed to determine whether any depict an object exhibiting one or more defining characteristics, and if so, whether those frame(s) depicting the object also satisfy one or more predetermined quality control criteria. If one or more of the frames depict the object and also satisfy the one or more predetermined quality control criteria, the method further includes automatically capturing an image of the object. Exemplary defining characteristics are specified for various types of object, particularly objects comprising documents. Related systems and computer program products are also disclosed. The presently disclosed techniques and systems represent translational developments across the fields of image processing and business process management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan W. Amtrup, Jiyong Ma, Anthony Macciola
  • Publication number: 20140333971
    Abstract: A method includes storing raw or normalized video data in a computer accessible storage medium; analyzing portions of the video data with a first analytic engine to: determine whether the raw video data is within a first set of parameters; and generate with the first analytic engine a first set of processor settings; processing the raw or normalized video data with the first set of processor settings; and analyzing portions of the processed data with a second analytic engine to determine whether the processed data is within a second set of parameters; generating with the second analytic engine a second set of processor settings to reprocess the raw or normalized video data, sending the second set of processor settings to the first analytic engine; and reprocessing the raw or normalized video data with the first analytic engine using the second set of processor settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: KOFAX, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Macciola, Jan W. Amtrup, Jiyong Ma, Roland G. Borrey, Mauritius A.R. Schmidtler, Hari S. Asuri, Joel S. Fechter, Robert A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8885229
    Abstract: A method includes invoking an image capture interface via a mobile device; and analyzing video data captured via the capture interface. The analysis includes determining whether an object exhibiting one or more defining characteristics is depicted within the viewfinder; and if so, whether that object satisfies one or more predetermined quality control criteria. The method further includes displaying an indication of success or failure to satisfy the predetermined control criteria on the mobile device display. Where the object depicted within the viewfinder satisfies the one or more predetermined quality control criteria, the method also includes: displaying an indication that the object depicted in the viewfinder exhibits the one or more defining characteristics; automatically capturing an image of the object; and/or automatically storing to memory one or more of the frames in which the object is depicted in the viewfinder. Systems and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan W. Amtrup, Jiyong Ma, Anthony Macciola
  • Publication number: 20140327940
    Abstract: A method includes invoking an image capture interface via a mobile device; and analyzing video data captured via the capture interface. The analysis includes determining whether an object exhibiting one or more defining characteristics is depicted within the viewfinder; and if so, whether that object satisfies one or more predetermined quality control criteria. The method further includes displaying an indication of success or failure to satisfy the predetermined control criteria on the mobile device display. Where the object depicted within the viewfinder satisfies the one or more predetermined quality control criteria, the method also includes: displaying an indication that the object depicted in the viewfinder exhibits the one or more defining characteristics; automatically capturing an image of the object; and/or automatically storing to memory one or more of the frames in which the object is depicted in the viewfinder. Systems and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan W. Amtrup, Jiyong Ma, Anthony Macciola
  • Patent number: 8879846
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an image of a tender document; performing optical character recognition (OCR) on the image; extracting an identifier of the tender document from the image based at least in part on the OCR; comparing the extracted identifier with content from one or more data sources; requesting complementary information from at least one of the one or more data sources based at least in part on the extracted identifier; receiving the complementary information; and outputting at least some of the complementary information for display on a mobile device. Exemplary systems and computer program products are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan W. Amtrup, Stephen Michael Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140316841
    Abstract: A method for leveraging location-based information to influence business workflows includes initiating a workflow, performing at least one operation within the workflow using a processor of a mobile device; receiving location information pertaining to the workflow; and influencing at least a portion of the workflow based on the location information. The workflow is configured to facilitate a business process. In some embodiments, the method includes determining location information corresponding to the mobile device, prompting a user to capture and image of a document, associating the location information with the captured image as location metadata, and storing the location metadata and captured image to a memory of the mobile device. Exemplary systems and computer program products are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Kilby, Anthony Macciola, Jan W. Amtrup, Bruce Orcutt
  • Publication number: 20140317595
    Abstract: A method includes receiving user input defining a workflow comprising one or more activities and one or more rules; receiving user input defining a user interface (UI) configured to facilitate a user performing the workflow at least in part using a processor of a mobile device; and generating a mobile software application based on the workflow and the UI. In another embodiment, a method includes: instantiating a mobile application on a mobile device; launching a workflow within the mobile application, the workflow comprising one or more activities and one or more rules; rendering one or more user interfaces based at least in part on the workflow; displaying at least one of the user interfaces on a display of the mobile device; receiving user input via at least one of the user interfaces; and modifying the workflow based at least partially on user input. Systems and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Kilby, Anthony Macciola, Jan W. Amtrup, Bruce Orcutt
  • Patent number: 8855425
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes performing optical character recognition (OCR) on an image of a first document; and at least one of: correcting OCR errors in the first document using at least one of textual information from a complementary document and predefined business rules; normalizing data from the complementary document using at least one of textual information from the first document and the predefined business rules; and normalizing data from the first document using at least one of textual information from the complementary document and the predefined business rules. Additional systems, methods and computer program products are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Mauritius A. R. Schmidtler, Roland G. Borrey, Jan W. Amtrup, Stephen Michael Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140270536
    Abstract: A method includes receiving or capturing a digital image using a mobile device, and using a processor of the mobile device to: determine whether an object depicted in the digital image belongs to a particular object class among a plurality of object classes; determine one or more object features of the object based at least in part on the particular object class at least partially in response to determining the object belongs to the particular object class; build or select an extraction model based at least in part on the one or more determined object features; and extract data from the digital image using the extraction model. The extraction model excludes, and/or the extraction process does not utilize, optical character recognition (OCR) techniques. Related systems and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan W. Amtrup, Anthony Macciola, Stephen Michael Thompson, Jiyong Ma
  • Publication number: 20140153787
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes performing optical character recognition (OCR) on an image of a financial document and at least one of: (a) correct OCR errors in the financial document using at least one of textual information from a complementary document and predefined business rules; (b) normalize data from the complementary document using at least one of textual information from the financial document and the predefined business rules: and (c) normalize data from the financial document using at least one of textual information from the complementary document and the predefined business riles. Exemplary systems and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Mauritius A.R. Schmidtler, Roland G. Borrey, Jan W. Amtrup, Stephen Michael Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140153830
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an image of a tender document; performing optical character recognition (OCR) on the image; extracting an identifier of the tender document from the image based at least in part on the OCR; comparing the extracted identifier with content from one or more data sources; requesting complementary information from at least one of the one or more data sources based at least in part on the extracted identifier; receiving the complementary information; and outputting at least some of the complementary information for display on a mobile device. Exemplary systems and computer program products are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan W. Amtrup, Stephen Michael Thompson
  • Publication number: 20130308832
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes performing optical character recognition (OCR) on an image of a first document; and at least one of: correcting OCR errors in the first document using at least one of textual information from a complementary document and predefined business rules; normalizing data from the complementary document using at least one of textual information from the first document and the predefined business rules; and normalizing data from the first document using at least one of textual information from the complementary document and the predefined business rules. Additional systems, methods and computer program products are also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Mauritius A.R. Schmidtler, Roland G. Borrey, Jan W. Amtrup, Stephen Michael Thompson