Patents by Inventor Jennie Si

Jennie Si 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: 20170277966
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for detecting a defect in a solar panel. The method includes initially imaging, via an infrared camera, a group of solar panels. Then, identifying, via a computer system configured for solar panel defect detection, the individual solar panels in the group of solar panels. Finally, identifying, via evaluation of an infrared image obtained by the infrared camera, a defect in at least one of the group of solar panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Glen P. Abousleman, Xiang Gao, Eric Munson, Jennie Si
  • Patent number: 8417060
    Abstract: Methods for generating an image mosaic are provided. In one respect, pixels saliency of a first image and a second image are determined. One salient pixel may be selected from the determined pixels saliency group of the first image and one salient pixel may be selected from the determined pixels saliency group of the second image. A mosaicking technique of the first and second image may be performed if the one salient pixel of the first image and the one salient pixel of the second image are registered successfully.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents for and on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Glen Patrick Abousleman, Huibao Lin, Jennie Si
  • Publication number: 20070286526
    Abstract: Methods for generating an image mosaic are provided. In one respect, pixels saliency of a first image and a second image are determined. One salient pixel may be selected from the determined pixels saliency group of the first image and one salient pixel may be selected from the determined pixels saliency group of the second image. A mosaicking technique of the first and second image may be performed if the one salient pixel of the first image and the one salient pixel of the second image are registered successfully.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Glen Abousleman, Huibao Lin, Jennie Si
  • Patent number: 7231086
    Abstract: A knowledge-based hierarchical method for detecting regions of interests (ROIs) uses prior knowledge of the targets and the image resolution in detecting ROIs. The result produces ROIs that contain only one target that is completely enclosed within the ROI. The detected ROI can conform to the shape of the target even if the target is of irregular shape. Furthermore, the method works well with images that contain connected targets or targets broken into pieces. The method is not sensitive to contrast levels and is robust to noise. Thus, this method effectively detects ROIs in common real world imagery that has a low resolution without costly processing while providing fast and robust results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: General Dynamics C4 Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen P. Abousleman, Huibao Lin, Jennie Si
  • Publication number: 20030210818
    Abstract: A knowledge-based hierarchical method for detecting regions of interests (ROIs) uses prior knowledge of the targets and the image resolution in detecting ROIs. The result produces ROIs that contain only one target that is completely enclosed within the ROI. The detected ROI can conform to the shape of the target even if the target is of irregular shape. Furthermore, the method works well with images that contain connected targets or targets broken into pieces. The method is not sensitive to contrast levels and is robust to noise. Thus, this method effectively detects ROIs in common real world imagery that has a low resolution without costly processing while providing fast and robust results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Inventors: Glen P. Abousleman, Huibao Lin, Jennie Si