Patents by Inventor Jiebo Luo

Jiebo Luo 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).

  • Patent number: 10089392
    Abstract: A method for automatically selecting thematically representative music is disclosed. A processor is used for using a theme-related keyword to search a keyword-indexed video repository to retrieve videos associated with the theme-related keyword; analyzing the retrieved videos to select videos with music; and extracting music tracks and features from the selected videos. The method further includes selecting representative music related to the theme from the extracted music tracks using the extracted features; and storing the selected representative music in a processor accessible memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Jiebo Luo, Dhiraj Joshi, Charles Parker
  • Patent number: 9762775
    Abstract: A method for producing a blended video sequence that combines a still image and a video image sequence comprising: designating a first face in the still image, designating a second face in the video image sequence; detecting a series of video frames in the video image sequence containing the second face; identifying a video frame in the detected series of video frames suitable for transitioning from the first face into the second face; using a data processor to automatically produce a transition image sequence where the first face transitions into the second face, and a first background transitions into a second background; and producing the blended video sequence by concatenating the transition image sequence, and a plurality of video frames from the video image sequence starting from the identified video frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Jiebo Luo, Thomas Joseph Murray, Minwoo Park
  • Publication number: 20170169714
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for administering cognitive training to a subject in need thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Feng Lin, Mark Mapstone, Kathi L. Heffner, Duje Tadin, Jiebo Luo
  • Patent number: 9530192
    Abstract: A method for improving a stereo image including a left view image and a right view image, comprising: using a data processor to automatically analyze the stereo image to determine an original stereo quality score responsive to relative positions of corresponding points in the left view image and the right view image; specifying a set of one or more candidate modifications to the stereo image; determining revised stereo quality scores based on each of the candidate modifications to the stereo image; selecting a particular candidate modification that produces a revised stereo quality score which indicates a higher quality level than the original stereo quality score; forming an output stereo image corresponding to the selected particular candidate modification; and storing the output stereo image in a processor-accessible memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Minwoo Park, Jiebo Luo, Andrew Charles Gallagher
  • Patent number: 9424656
    Abstract: To increase the timeliness, objectivity, and efficiency in evaluating surgical procedures such as those performed by ophthalmology residents' learning of cataract surgery, an automatic analysis system for surgeries such as cataract surgery is provided to assess performance, particularly in the capsulorrhexis step on the Kitaro simulator. Computer vision technologies are employed to measure performance of this critical step including duration, centrality, circularity, size, as well as motion stability during the capsulorrhexis procedure. Consequently, a grading mechanism is established based on either linear regression or non-linear classification via Support Vector Machine (SVM) of those computed measures. Comparisons of expert graders to the computer vision based approach have demonstrated the accuracy and consistency of the computerized technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: University of Rochester
    Inventors: Jiebo Luo, Junhuan Zhu, Yousuf Mohamed Khalifa
  • Patent number: 9300947
    Abstract: A method of producing a stereo image from a temporal sequence of digital images, comprising: receiving a temporal sequence of digital images; analyzing pairs of digital images to produce corresponding stereo suitability scores, wherein the stereo suitability score for a particular pair of images is determined responsive to the relative positions of corresponding features in the particular pair of digital image; selecting a pair of digital images including a first image and a second image based on the stereo suitability scores; using a processor to analyze the selected pair of digital images to produce a motion consistency map indicating regions of consistent motion, the motion consistency map having an array of pixels; producing a stereo image pair including a left view image and a right view image by combining the first image and the second image responsive to the motion consistency map; and storing the stereo image pair in a processor-accessible memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Minwoo Park, Jiebo Luo, Andrew Charles Gallagher
  • Patent number: 9230339
    Abstract: A system and method for measuring distances related to a target object depicted in an image and the construction and delivery of supplemental window materials for fenestration. A digital image is obtained that contains a target object dimension and a reference object dimension in the same plane. The digital image may contain a target object dimension identified by an ancillary object and a reference object dimension in different planes. Fiducial patterns on the reference and optional ancillary objects are used that are recognized by an image analysis algorithm. Information regarding a target object and its immediate surroundings is provided to an automated or semi-automated measurement process, design and manufacturing system such that customized parts are provided to end users. The digital image contains a reference object having a reference dimension and calculating a constraint dimension from the digital image based on a reference dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: WexEnergy Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Myron Wexler, John Patrick Spence, Jiebo Luo
  • Publication number: 20150331943
    Abstract: A method for automatically selecting thematically representative music is disclosed. A processor is used for using a theme-related keyword to search a keyword-indexed video repository to retrieve videos associated with the theme-related keyword; analyzing the retrieved videos to select videos with music; and extracting music tracks and features from the selected videos. The method further includes selecting representative music related to the theme from the extracted music tracks using the extracted features; and storing the selected representative music in a processor accessible memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Jiebo Luo, Dhiraj Joshi, Charles Parker
  • Publication number: 20150320510
    Abstract: To increase the timeliness, objectivity, and efficiency in evaluating surgical procedures such as those performed by ophthalmology residents' learning of cataract surgery, an automatic analysis system for surgeries such as cataract surgery is provided to assess performance, particularly in the capsulorrhexis step on the Kitaro simulator. Computer vision technologies are employed to measure performance of this critical step including duration, centrality, circularity, size, as well as motion stability during the capsulorrhexis procedure. Consequently, a grading mechanism is established based on either linear regression or non-linear classification via Support Vector Machine (SVM) of those computed measures. Comparisons of expert graders to the computer vision based approach have demonstrated the accuracy and consistency of the computerized technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jiebo Luo, Junhuan Zhu, Yousuf Mohamed Khalifa
  • Patent number: 9171477
    Abstract: A Method and System For Recognizing and Assessing Surgical Procedures from a video or series of still images is described. Evaluation of surgical techniques of residents learning skills in areas such as cataract surgery is an important aspect of the learning process. The use of videos has become common in such evaluations, but is a time consuming manual process. The present invention increases the efficiency and speed of the surgical technique evaluation process by identifying and saving only information that is relevant to the evaluation process. Using image processing techniques of the present invention, an anatomic structure of a surgical procedure is located on a video, timing of predefined surgical stages is determined, and measurements are taken from frames of the predefined surgical stages to allow the performance of a surgeon to be assessed in an automated and efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
    Inventors: Jiebo Luo, Junhuan Zhu, Yousuf Mohamed Khalifa
  • Patent number: 9113153
    Abstract: A method of producing a stereo image from a digital video includes receiving a digital video including a plurality of digital images captured by an image capture device; and using a processor to produce stereo suitability scores for at least two digital images from the plurality of digital images. The method further includes selecting a stereo candidate image based on the stereo suitability scores; producing a stereo image from the selected stereo candidate image wherein the stereo image includes the stereo candidate image and an associated stereo companion image based on the plurality of digital images from the digital video; and storing the stereo image whereby the stereo image can be presented for viewing by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Charles Gallagher, Jiebo Luo, Majid Rabbani
  • Patent number: 9098579
    Abstract: A method for automatically selecting thematically representative music is disclosed. A processor is used for using a theme-related keyword to search a keyword-indexed video repository to retrieve videos associated with the theme-related keyword; analyzing the retrieved videos to select videos with music; and extracting music tracks and features from the selected videos. The method further includes selecting representative music related to the theme from the extracted music tracks using the extracted features; and storing the selected representative music in a processor accessible memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Jiebo Luo, Dhiraj Joshi, Charles Parker
  • Patent number: 9014979
    Abstract: A method of computing at least one photogenic route from a starting location to a destination location, including; computing photogenic values for images in a large collection representing a geographic region that includes the starting location and the destination location; computing a photogenic index for each route segment based on computed photogenic values of images taken along the route segment; computing at least one photogenic route from the starting location to the destination location and presenting the route(s) to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Dhiraj Joshi, Jiebo Luo, Jie Yu
  • Patent number: 8982958
    Abstract: A method for representing a video sequence including a time sequence of input video frames, the input video frames including some common scene content that is common to all of the input video frames and some dynamic scene content that changes between at least some of the input video frames. Affine transform are determined to align the common scene content in the input video frames. A common video frame including the common scene content is determined by forming a sparse combination of a first basis functions. A dynamic video frame is determined for each input video frame by forming a sparse combination of a second basis functions, wherein the dynamic video frames can be combined with the respective affine transforms and the common video frame to provide reconstructed video frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Mrityunjay Kumar, Abdolreza Abdolhosseini Moghadam, Alexander C. Loui, Jiebo Luo
  • Patent number: 8976299
    Abstract: A method for determining a scene boundary location dividing a first scene and a second scene in an input video sequence. The scene boundary location is determined responsive to a merit function value, which is a function of the candidate scene boundary location. The merit function value for a particular candidate scene boundary location is determined by representing the dynamic scene content for the input video frames before and after candidate scene boundary using sparse combinations of a set of basis functions, wherein the sparse combinations of the basis functions are determined by finding a sparse vector of weighting coefficients for each of the basis functions. The weighting coefficients determined for each of the input video frames are combined to determine the merit function value. The candidate scene boundary providing the smallest merit function value is designated to be the scene boundary location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Mrityunjay Kumar, Abdolreza Abdolhosseini Moghadam, Alexander C. Loui, Jiebo Luo
  • Patent number: 8879890
    Abstract: A method for viewing a collection of images or videos, includes analyzing the collection to determine properties of the images or videos and using the determined properties to produce icons corresponding to such properties; providing a time-varying display of the images or videos in the collection following an ordering of the images or videos in the collection and at least one of the corresponding icons; receiving a user selection of an icon; changing the time-varying display of the images or videos in the collection following a reordering of the images or videos in the collection in response to the user selection; storing the sequence of the user selections and associated timing in a script in a processor accessible memory; and playing back the viewing of the collection of images or videos using the script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Jiebo Luo, Dhiraj Joshi, Peter O. Stubler, Madirakshi Das, Phoury Lei, Vivek Kumar Singh
  • Publication number: 20140314276
    Abstract: A system and method for measuring distances related to a target object depicted in an image and the construction and delivery of supplemental window materials for fenestration. A digital image is obtained that contains a target object dimension and a reference object dimension in the same plane. The digital image may contain a target object dimension identified by an ancillary object and a reference object dimension in different planes. Fiducial patterns on the reference and optional ancillary objects are used that are recognized by an image analysis algorithm. Information regarding a target object and its immediate surroundings is provided to an automated or semi-automated measurement process, design and manufacturing system such that customized parts are provided to end users. The digital image contains a reference object having a reference dimension and calculating a constraint dimension from the digital image based on a reference dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: WexEnergy Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Myron Wexler, John Patrick Spence, Jiebo Luo
  • Publication number: 20140286533
    Abstract: A Method and System For Recognizing and Assessing Surgical Procedures from a video or series of still images is described. Evaluation of surgical techniques of residents learning skills in areas such as cataract surgery is an important aspect of the learning process. The use of videos has become common in such evaluations, but is a time consuming manual process. The present invention increases the efficiency and speed of the surgical technique evaluation process by identifying and saving only information that is relevant to the evaluation, process. Using image processing techniques of the present invention, an anatomic structure of a surgical procedure is located on a video, timing of predefined surgical stages is determined, and measurements are taken from frames of the predefined surgical stages to allow the performance of a surgeon to be assessed in an automated and efficient manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Jiebo Luo, Junhuan Zhu, Yousuf Mohamed Khalifa
  • Patent number: 8805165
    Abstract: A method for organizing individual collections of images or videos captured for the same event by different cameras into a master collection, wherein each individual collection forms a media stream in chronological order, includes using a processor to provide the following steps: extracting image features for each image or video of the media stream of each individual collection; analyzing the extracted features to align the media streams to form a master stream in chronological order of the event over a common timeline; producing a master collection of images or videos of the event from the master stream by removing redundant images or videos; and storing, displaying or transmitting the master collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Jiebo Luo, Jianchao Yang
  • Patent number: 8768105
    Abstract: A method for searching in a large-scale database of images for images that are visually similar to query images is provided using a processor to perform the following steps: computing visual features for the database images; constructing an Image Anchor Graph that contains a plurality of anchors corresponding to a subset of images in the database, according to the computed visual features; computing visual features for the query images; and retrieving database images similar to one or more user query images using a ranking algorithm that uses the anchors in the Image Anchor Graph according to the computed visual features of both the query images and the database images on the Image Anchor Graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Jiebo Luo, Wei Liu