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).

  • Patent number: 9723296
    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: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Joshua King, Jordan Cluster, James Edward Holmes
  • Patent number: 9672609
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for segmenting an image are provided. An image acquisition and segmentation apparatus may include a sensor, a lens having a variable distance to the sensor, and a processor for acquiring an image and segmenting one or more segments from the acquired image. The lens may be moved relative to the sensor in accordance with a microelectronic machine in order to provide a shallow depth of field and a resulting blurred background, therefore easing a segmentation of one or more foreground objects in an acquired image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster
  • Publication number: 20170083106
    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: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Pedram Vaghefinazari, Stuart Masakazu Yamamoto, Tarek A. El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, James E. Holmes
  • Patent number: 9541418
    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: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek A. El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, James E. Holmes, Pedram Vaghefinazari, Stuart M. Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20160239979
    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: April 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster
  • Patent number: 9346471
    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: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek A. El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, James E. Holmes, Pedram Vaghefinazari, Stuart M. Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9342797
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek A. El Dokor, Joshua King, Jordan Cluster, James E. Holmes
  • Patent number: 9324154
    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: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster
  • Publication number: 20160103499
    Abstract: A gesture control system includes a processor, the processor in communication with a plurality of sensors. The processor is configured to perform the steps of detecting, using the plurality of sensors, a gesture in a volume occupied by a plurality of occupants, analyzing a prior knowledge to associate the gesture with one of the plurality of occupants, and generating an output, the output being determined by the gesture and the one of the plurality of occupants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicants: Edge3 Technologies, LLC, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Stuart Yamamoto, Tarek A. El Dokor, Graeme Asher, Jordan Cluster, Matthew Conway, Joshua T. King, James E. Holmes, Matt McElvogue, Churu Yun
  • Publication number: 20150362988
    Abstract: Various methods and apparatuses are provided to determine an occurrence of a first user indication and determine a plurality of Points of Interest (POI) corresponding to the first user indication, and to determine an occurrence of a second user indication and responsively determine a narrowed POI from the plurality of POIs. An action corresponding to the narrowed POI and the first and/or second user indication is determined and effected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Stuart Yamamoto, Pedram Vaghefinazari, Tarek A. El Dokor, Jordan Cluster
  • Publication number: 20150332474
    Abstract: A novel disparity computation technique is presented which comprises multiple orthogonal disparity maps, generated from approximately orthogonal decomposition feature spaces, collaboratively generating a composite disparity map. Using an approximately orthogonal feature set extracted from such feature spaces produces an approximately orthogonal set of disparity maps that can be composited together to produce a final disparity map. Various methods for dimensioning scenes and are presented. One approach extracts the top and bottom vertices of a cuboid, along with the set of lines, whose intersections define such points. It then defines a unique box from these two intersections as well as the associated lines. Orthographic projection is then attempted, to recenter the box perspective. This is followed by the extraction of the three-dimensional information that is associated with the box, and finally, the dimensions of the box are computed. The same concepts can apply to hallways, rooms, and any other object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster
  • Publication number: 20150286191
    Abstract: A method and system for globally updating a plurality of learning implicit gesture control systems. Embodiments can comprise receiving, by a global server and from a plurality of learning implicit gesture control systems, a user data. The global server configured to analyze the user data and determine an applicable integration level, and the global server further able to communicate with the plurality of learning implicit gesture control systems. Modifying a global parameter when the global server determines the applicable integration level is a global integration level; and transmitting the modified global parameter to the plurality of learning implicit gesture control systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Tarek A. El Dokor, Joshua King, Jordan Cluster, James E. Holmes
  • 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: 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: 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: 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