Patents by Inventor Jon Hammer

Jon Hammer 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: 20230222825
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to detecting text in images. In some embodiments, a system for detecting text in images comprises a database configured to store images and a control circuit configured to retrieve an image, generate, based on the image, a collection of augmented images, detect characters in each of the augmented images, generate bounding boxes for the characters in each of augmented images, recognize the characters in each of the augmented images, select, based on the recognition of the characters in each of the augmented images, candidate characters, wherein the candidate characters are selected based on consistency of the recognition of the characters in each of the augmented images, detect, for the image, a color associated with the characters, and store, in the database, the image, the candidate characters, and the color associated with the characters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Inventors: Haining Liu, Feiyun Zhu, Jon Hammer, Ryan B. Reagan, Pingjian Yu, Zhichun Xiao, Yuqi Zhang, Yao Liu
  • Patent number: 11620839
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to detecting text in images. In some embodiments, a system for detecting text in images comprises a database configured to store images and a control circuit configured to retrieve an image, generate, based on the image, a collection of augmented images, detect characters in each of the augmented images, generate bounding boxes for the characters in each of augmented images, recognize the characters in each of the augmented images, select, based on the recognition of the characters in each of the augmented images, candidate characters, wherein the candidate characters are selected based on consistency of the recognition of the characters in each of the augmented images, detect, for the image, a color associated with the characters, and store, in the database, the image, the candidate characters, and the color associated with the characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Haining Liu, Feiyun Zhu, Jon Hammer, Ryan B. Reagan, Pingjian Yu, Zhichun Xiao, Yuqi Zhang, Yao Liu
  • Publication number: 20220383383
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods relating to checking and confirming merchandise purchased at shopping facilities. In one form, the system includes: a shopping cart containing merchandise items to be purchased; a sales transaction database; a point-of-sales system that creates transaction records identified by transaction identifiers; and a mobile device used by an employee that includes a sensor to scan a paper or digital receipt to obtain the transaction identifier and a camera to capture images of the items in the shopping cart. The system also includes a control circuit that receives the transaction identifier, accesses the database using the identifier to determine the purchased items; analyzes the images of the merchandise items in the shopping cart and creates a computer vision receipt listing detected items; compares the purchased items with the detected items; and takes an action if there is a discrepancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Zhichun XIAO, Lingfeng ZHANG, Yao LIU, Jon HAMMER, Yutao TANG, Sicong FANG, Haining LIU, Yijing SUN, Mingquan YUAN, Shouyi ZHANG, Pingjian YU, Ryan B. REAGAN, Tianyi MAO, Shangeetha RAVICHANDRAN SUSSEELAA, Zhenyu WANG, Feiyun ZHU
  • Publication number: 20210150245
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to detecting text in images. In some embodiments, a system for detecting text in images comprises a database configured to store images and a control circuit configured to retrieve an image, generate, based on the image, a collection of augmented images, detect characters in each of the augmented images, generate bounding boxes for the characters in each of augmented images, recognize the characters in each of the augmented images, select, based on the recognition of the characters in each of the augmented images, candidate characters, wherein the candidate characters are selected based on consistency of the recognition of the characters in each of the augmented images, detect, for the image, a color associated with the characters, and store, in the database, the image, the candidate characters, and the color associated with the characters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Haining Liu, Feiyun Zhu, Jon Hammer, Ryan B. Reagan, Pingjian Yu, Zhichun Xiao, Yuqi Zhang, Yao Liu
  • Publication number: 20210019725
    Abstract: A transaction record is created showing a purchase transaction of a customer. A CV profile showing a list of items in the transaction obtained from images is also obtained. The items in the transaction record are compared to items on the list. When there is a discrepancy, an action to take is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Zhichun Xiao, Lingfeng Zhang, Jon Hammer, Joseph Duffy, Yao Liu, Sicong Fang, Xiang Yao, Pingyuan Wang, Yu Tao, Tianyi Mao, Yutao Tang, Feiyun Zhu, Han Zhang, Chunmei Wang, Pingjian Yu, Muzzammil Afroz, Haining Liu