Patents by Inventor Jordan Cluster

Jordan Cluster 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: 20150286952
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide systems and methods for enabling a learning implicit gesture control system for use by an occupant of a vehicle. The method includes identifying features received from a plurality of sensors and comparing the features to antecedent knowledge stored in memory. A system output action that corresponds to the features can then be provided in the form of a first vehicle output. The method further includes detecting a second vehicle output from the plurality of sensors and updating the antecedent knowledge to associate the system output action with the second vehicle output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Tarek A. El Dokor, Joshua King, Jordan Cluster, James E. Holmes
  • Patent number: 9092394
    Abstract: A method or system for selecting or pruning applicable verbal commands associated with speech recognition based on a user's motions detected from a depth camera. Depending on the depth of the user's hand or arm, the context of the verbal command is determined and verbal commands corresponding to the determined context are selected. Speech recognition is then performed on an audio signal using the selected verbal commands. By using an appropriate set of verbal commands, the accuracy of the speech recognition is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, James Holmes, Jordan Cluster, Stuart Yamamoto, Pedram Vaghefinazari
  • Patent number: 8983178
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a disparity map. The method comprises the steps of generating a first disparity map based upon a first image and a second image acquired at a first time, acquiring at least a third image and a fourth image at a second time, and determining one or more portions comprising a difference between one of the first and second images and a corresponding one of the third and fourth images. A disparity map update is generated for the one or more determined portions, and a disparity map is generated based upon the third image and the fourth image by combining the disparity map update and the first disparity map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, Joshua King, James Edward Holmes
  • Publication number: 20150032331
    Abstract: An in-vehicle computing system allows a user to control components of the vehicle by performing gestures. The user provides a selecting input to indicate that he wishes to control one of the components. After the component is identified, the user performs a gesture to control the component. The gesture and the component that was previously selected are analyzed to generate a command for the component. Since the command is based on both the gesture and the identified component, the user can perform the same gesture in the same position within the vehicle to control different components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Tarek A. El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, James E. Holmes, Pedram Vaghefinazari, Stuart M. Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8886399
    Abstract: An in-vehicle computing system allows a user to control components of the vehicle by performing gestures. The user provides a selecting input to indicate that he wishes to control one of the components. After the component is identified, the user performs a gesture to control the component. The gesture and the component that was previously selected are analyzed to generate a command for the component. Since the command is based on both the gesture and the identified component, the user can perform the same gesture in the same position within the vehicle to control different components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Edge 3 Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Tarek A. El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, James E. Holmes, Pedram Vaghefinazari, Stuart M. Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20140278068
    Abstract: A user, such as the driver of a vehicle, to retrieve information related to a point of interest (POI) near the vehicle by pointing at the POI or performing some other gesture to identify the POI. Gesture recognition is performed on the gesture to generate a target region that includes the POI that the user identified. After generating the target region, information about the POI can be retrieved by querying a server-based POI service with the target region or by searching in a micromap that is stored locally. The retrieved POI information can then be provided to the user via a display and/or speaker in the vehicle. This process beneficially allows a user to rapidly identify and retrieve information about a POI near the vehicle without having to navigate a user interface by manipulating a touchscreen or physical buttons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Tarek A. El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, James E. Holmes, Pedram Vaghefinazari, Stuart M. Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20140277936
    Abstract: An in-vehicle computing system allows a user to control components of the vehicle by performing gestures. The user provides a selecting input to indicate that he wishes to control one of the components. After the component is identified, the user performs a gesture to control the component. The gesture and the component that was previously selected are analyzed to generate a command for the component. Since the command is based on both the gesture and the identified component, the user can perform the same gesture in the same position within the vehicle to control different components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Tarek A. El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, James E. Holmes, Pedram Vaghefinazari, Stuart M. Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20140267612
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program are provided that present a real-time approach to Chromaticity maximization to be used in image segmentation. The ambient illuminant in a scene may be first approximated. The input image may then be preprocessed to remove the impact of the illuminant, and approximate an ambient white light source instead. The resultant image is then choma-maximized. The result is an adaptive Chromaticity maximization algorithm capable of adapting to a wide dynamic range of illuminations. A segmentation algorithm is put in place as well that takes advantage of such an approach. This approach also has applications in HDR photography and real-time HDR video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, Joshua King
  • Patent number: 8818716
    Abstract: A user, such as the driver of a vehicle, to retrieve information related to a point of interest (POI) near the vehicle by pointing at the POI or performing some other gesture to identify the POI. Gesture recognition is performed on the gesture to generate a target region that includes the POI that the user identified. After generating the target region, information about the POI can be retrieved by querying a server-based POI service with the target region or by searching in a micromap that is stored locally. The retrieved POI information can then be provided to the user via a display and/or speaker in the vehicle. This process beneficially allows a user to rapidly identify and retrieve information about a POI near the vehicle without having to navigate a user interface by manipulating a touchscreen or physical buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Edge 3 Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Tarek A. El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, James E. Holmes, Pedram Vaghefinazari, Stuart M. Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20140219559
    Abstract: A method and system for segmenting a plurality of images. The method comprises the steps of segmenting the image through a novel clustering technique that is, generating a composite depth map including temporally stable segments of the image as well as segments in subsequent images that have changed. These changes may be determined by determining one or more differences between the temporally stable depth map and segments included in one or more subsequent frames. Thereafter, the portions of the one or more subsequent frames that include segments including changes from their corresponding segments in the temporally stable depth map are processed and are combined with the segments from the temporally stable depth map to compute their associated disparities in one or more subsequent frames. The images may include a pair of stereo images acquired through a stereo camera system at a substantially similar time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Joshua King, Jordan Cluster, James Edward Holmes
  • Patent number: 8798358
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a disparity map. The method comprises the steps of generating a first disparity map based upon a first image and a second image acquired at a first time, acquiring at least a third image and a fourth image at a second time, and determining one or more portions comprising a difference between one of the first and second images and a corresponding one of the third and fourth images. A disparity map update is generated for the one or more determined portions, and a disparity map is generated based upon the third image and the fourth image by combining the disparity map update and the first disparity map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, Joshua King, James Edward Holmes
  • Publication number: 20140205183
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for segmenting an image are provided. The method may include the steps of clustering pixels from one of a plurality of images into one or more segments, determining one or more unstable segments changing by more than a predetermined threshold from a prior of the plurality of images, determining one or more segments transitioning from an unstable to a stable segment, determining depth for one or more of the one or more segments that have changed by more than the predetermined threshold, determining depth for one or more of the one or more transitioning segments, and combining the determined depth for the one or more unstable segments and the one or more transitioning segments with a predetermined depth of all segments changing less than the predetermined threshold from the prior of the plurality of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster
  • Patent number: 8761509
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program for segmenting an image are provided. The system may include an image acquisition system for acquiring a plurality of images; and a processor for clustering pixels from one of the images into one or more segments, each segment being defined in a state of either stable, mesostable or unstable, the processor further performing the clustering by determining residual pixels changing by more than a predetermined threshold, grouping the determined residual pixels to form segments selected from the group of unstable and mesostable segments, determining depth for all unstable and mesostable segments, transitioning unstable segments to corresponding mesostable segments if the unstable segment is determined to have a valid depth, transitioning mesostable segments to corresponding stable segments upon a determination that one or more predetermined stability criteria have been met, and merging one or more stable and mesostable segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Cluster, Tarek El Dokor
  • Publication number: 20140132732
    Abstract: A method and system to determine the disparity associated with one or more textured regions of a plurality of images is presented. The method comprises the steps of breaking up the texture into its color primitives, further segmenting the textured object into any number of objects comprising such primitives, and then calculating a disparity of these objects. The textured objects emerge in the disparity domain, after having their disparity calculated. Accordingly, the method is further comprised of defining one or more textured regions in a first of a plurality of images, determining a corresponding one or more textured regions in a second of the plurality of images, segmenting the textured regions into their color primitives, and calculating a disparity between the first and second of the plurality of images in accordance with the segmented color primitives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Joshua King, Jordan Cluster, James Edward Holmes
  • Patent number: 8718387
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for segmenting an image are provided. The method may include the steps of clustering pixels from one of a plurality of images into one or more segments, determining one or more unstable segments changing by more than a predetermined threshold from a prior of the plurality of images, determining one or more segments transitioning from an unstable to a stable segment, determining depth for one or more of the one or more segments that have changed by more than the predetermined threshold, determining depth for one or more of the one or more transitioning segments, and combining the determined depth for the one or more unstable segments and the one or more transitioning segments with a predetermined depth of all segments changing less than the predetermined threshold from the prior of the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster
  • Patent number: 8705877
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program for segmenting an image are provided. The method may include the steps of acquiring a plurality of images, and clustering pixels from one of the plurality of images into one or more segments, each segment being defined in a state of either stable, mesostable or unstable. The clustering may include the steps of determining residual pixels changing by more than a predetermined threshold, grouping the determined residual pixels to form segments selected from the group of unstable and mesostable segments, determining depth for all unstable and mesostable segments, transitioning unstable segments to corresponding mesostable segments if predetermined stability criteria are met, transitioning mesostable segments to corresponding stable segments upon a determination that the mesostable segments have remained stable for a predetermined number of frames, and merging stable and mesostable segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Cluster, Tarek El Dokor
  • Patent number: 8666144
    Abstract: A method and system to determine the disparity associated with one or more textured regions of a plurality of images is presented. The method comprises the steps of breaking up the texture into its color primitives, further segmenting the textured object into any number of objects comprising such primitives, and then calculating a disparity of these objects. The textured objects emerge in the disparity domain, after having their disparity calculated. Accordingly, the method is further comprised of defining one or more textured regions in a first of a plurality of images, determining a corresponding one or more textured regions in a second of the plurality of images, segmenting the textured regions into their color primitives, and calculating a disparity between the first and second of the plurality of images in accordance with the segmented color primitives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Joshua King, Jordan Cluster, James Edward Holmes
  • Patent number: 8655093
    Abstract: A method and system for segmenting a plurality of images. The method comprises the steps of segmenting the image through a novel clustering technique that is, generating a composite depth map including temporally stable segments of the image as well as segments in subsequent images that have changed. These changes may be determined by determining one or more differences between the temporally stable depth map and segments included in one or more subsequent frames. Thereafter, the portions of the one or more subsequent frames that include segments including changes from their corresponding segments in the temporally stable depth map are processed and are combined with the segments from the temporally stable depth map to compute their associated disparities in one or more subsequent frames. The images may include a pair of stereo images acquired through a stereo camera system at a substantially similar time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Joshua King, Jordan Cluster, James Edward Holmes
  • Publication number: 20140037193
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a disparity map. The method comprises the steps of generating a first disparity map based upon a first image and a second image acquired at a first time, acquiring at least a third image and a fourth image at a second time, and determining one or more portions comprising a difference between one of the first and second images and a corresponding one of the third and fourth images. A disparity map update is generated for the one or more determined portions, and a disparity map is generated based upon the third image and the fourth image by combining the disparity map update and the first disparity map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, Joshua King
  • Publication number: 20140037192
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a disparity map. The method comprises the steps of generating a first disparity map based upon a first image and a second image acquired at a first time, acquiring at least a third image and a fourth image at a second time, and determining one or more portions comprising a difference between one of the first and second images and a corresponding one of the third and fourth images. A disparity map update is generated for the one or more determined portions, and a disparity map is generated based upon the third image and the fourth image by combining the disparity map update and the first disparity map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, Joshua King