Patents by Inventor Jorge Moraleda

Jorge Moraleda 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: 10719552
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for creating, storing, and retrieving a focalized visualization related to a location, an event or a subject of interest. A visualization server receives a query for creating a visualization from a client device, identifies and retrieves one or more segments of a video stream satisfying the query, and generates the visualization based on the one or more segments of the video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Marco Antonio Covarrubias
  • Patent number: 10489893
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for performing image rectification using a single image and information identified from the single image. An image recognition application receives an input image, identifies a plurality of objects in the input image, estimates rectification parameters for the plurality of objects, identifies a plurality of candidate rectification parameters using a voting procedure on the rectification parameters for the plurality of objects, estimates final rectification parameters based on the plurality of candidate rectification parameters, computes a global transformation matrix using the final rectification parameters, and performs image rectification on the input image using the global transformation matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Ekta Prashnani, Michael J. Gormish, Kathrin Berkner, Silvio Savarese
  • Patent number: 10192279
    Abstract: A Mixed Media Reality (MMR) system and associated techniques are disclosed. The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a mixed media document that includes media of at least two types (e.g., printed paper as a first medium and digital content and/or web link as a second medium). The present invention provides systems, methods, and computer program products for modifying documents for shared use, and for collaborative discussion of shared documents. Captured digital images of documents or portions associated with a user are received, along with modifications to the images. Documents are recognized from the captured digital images, and the modifications to the images are applied to the documents. Alternatively, captured digital images of documents are received, and the documents are recognized along with a hotspot in the document. The user is authenticated to a website associated with the hotspot, and is provided access to an associated multimedia repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Berna Erol, Jonathan J. Hull, Hidenobu Kishi, Qifa Ke, Jorge Moraleda
  • Publication number: 20180253491
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for creating, storing, and retrieving a focalized visualization related to a location, an event or a subject of interest. A visualization server receives a query for creating a visualization from a client device, identifies and retrieves one or more segments of a video stream satisfying the query, and generates the visualization based on the one or more segments of the video stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Marco Antonio Covarrubias
  • Publication number: 20180150945
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for performing image rectification using a single image and information identified from the single image. An image recognition application receives an input image, identifies a plurality of objects in the input image, estimates rectification parameters for the plurality of objects, identifies a plurality of candidate rectification parameters using a voting procedure on the rectification parameters for the plurality of objects, estimates final rectification parameters based on the plurality of candidate rectification parameters, computes a global transformation matrix using the final rectification parameters, and performs image rectification on the input image using the global transformation matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Ekta Prashnani, Michael J. Gormish, Kathrin Berkner, Silvio Savarese
  • Patent number: 9972108
    Abstract: An MMR system integrating image tracking and recognition comprises a plurality of mobile devices, a pre-processing server or MMR gateway, and an MMR matching unit, and may include an MMR publisher. The MMR matching unit receives an image query from the pre-processing server or MMR gateway and sends it to one or more of the recognition units to identify a recognition result. Image tracking information also is provided for determining relative locations of images to each other. The mobile device includes an image tracker for providing at least a portion of the image tracking information. The disclosure also includes methods for image tracking-assisted recognition, recognition of multiple images using a single image query, and improved image tracking using MMR recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Berna Erol, Jonathan J. Hull
  • Patent number: 9904990
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for performing image rectification using a single image and information identified from the single image. An image recognition application receives an input image, identifies a plurality of objects in the input image, estimates rectification parameters for the plurality of objects, identifies a plurality of candidate rectification parameters using a voting procedure on the rectification parameters for the plurality of objects, estimates final rectification parameters based on the plurality of candidate rectification parameters, computes a global transformation matrix using the final rectification parameters, and performs image rectification on the input image using the global transformation matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Ekta Prashnani, Michael J. Gormish, Kathrin Berkner, Silvio Savarese
  • Patent number: 9805289
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for distinguishing objects of similar appearance that vary in color. An image recognition application receives a query image of a plurality of objects, determines a candidate list of indexed images that match an object in the query image based on luminance features, crops an image of the object from the query image to generate a cropped image, computes color features for the object, ranks the candidate list of indexed images based on the color features, and provides the candidate list of indexed images to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ramya Narasimha, Jorge Moraleda, Kathrin Berkner, Srikrishna Bhat, Sri Kaushik Pavani, Anshul Garg
  • Publication number: 20170177978
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for distinguishing objects of similar appearance that vary in color. An image recognition application receives a query image of a plurality of objects, determines a candidate list of indexed images that match an object in the query image based on luminance features, crops an image of the object from the query image to generate a cropped image, computes color features for the object, ranks the candidate list of indexed images based on the color features, and provides the candidate list of indexed images to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ramya Narasimha, Jorge Moraleda, Kathrin Berkner, Srikrishna Bhat, Sri Kaushik Pavani, Anshul Garg
  • Publication number: 20170178301
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for performing image rectification using a single image and information identified from the single image. An image recognition application receives an input image, identifies a plurality of objects in the input image, estimates rectification parameters for the plurality of objects, identifies a plurality of candidate rectification parameters using a voting procedure on the rectification parameters for the plurality of objects, estimates final rectification parameters based on the plurality of candidate rectification parameters, computes a global transformation matrix using the final rectification parameters, and performs image rectification on the input image using the global transformation matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Ekta Prashnani, Michael J. Gormish, Kathrin Berkner, Silvio Savarese
  • Patent number: 9632169
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for using inertial navigation for obtaining calibration data for an indoor positioning system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises tracking motion of a device between known locations within a structure using inertial navigation, collecting a plurality of Wi-Fi signatures with the device while tracking the motion of the device between the known locations, and matching each of the plurality of Wi-Fi signatures to a point between the known locations, where the matched Wi-Fi signatures are for use in comparing to Wi-Fi signatures being received by the indoor positioning system to identify an indoor location of a device within the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH., LTD.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Jonathan J. Hull
  • Patent number: 9530050
    Abstract: A Mixed Media Reality (MMR) system and associated techniques are disclosed. The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a mixed media document that includes media of at least two types (e.g., printed paper as a first medium and digital content and/or web link as a second medium). The present invention provides a system, method, and computer program product for annotating unindexed documents. Captured digital images of unknown paper documents or portions associated with a user are received with annotations. Features are extracted from the captured digital image and are stored, along with the captured digital image and the annotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Berna Erol, Jonathan J. Hull, Hidenobu Kishi, Qifa Le, Jorge Moraleda
  • Patent number: 9495385
    Abstract: An MMR system for searching across multiple indexes comprises a plurality of mobile devices, a pre-processing server or MMR gateway, and an MMR matching unit, and may include an MMR publisher. The MMR matching unit receives an image from the pre-processing server or MMR gateway and sends it to one or more of the recognition units to identify a result including a document, the page, and the location on the page. The MMR matching unit includes a distributor for distributing the image to corresponding content type specific index tables and an integrator for integrating recognition results. The result is returned to the mobile device via the pre-processing server or MMR gateway. The techniques described herein also include a number of novel methods including a method for processing content-type specific image queries and for processing queries across multiple indexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Berna Erol, Jonathan J. Hull
  • Patent number: 9317775
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for identifying multiple items in an image. A image recognition application receives a query image of items, computes features of the query image, for each feature finds an indexed image with closest matched features in a database, determines that the shape of the matched features is geometrically consistent, determines whether the query image matches the indexed image, responsive to the query image matching the indexed image, returns inliers, determines a region of interest where the match was found in the query image, removes inliers from the set of features to reduce the set of features and returns all matches found when the query image fails to match the indexed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Sri Kaushik Pavani, Anshul Garg
  • Patent number: 9311336
    Abstract: An MMR system for publishing comprises a plurality of mobile devices, an MMR gateway, an MMR matching unit, and an MMR publisher. A computer includes a document authoring application, plug-in, and printer driver. The MMR matching unit receives an image query from the MMR gateway and sends it to one or more of the recognition units to identify a result including a document, the page and the location on the page. The list of results and links are sent back to the MMR gateway for presentation on the mobile device. The present invention also includes a number of novel methods including a method for capturing symbolic information from documents and for capturing printer dll functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Hull, Berna Erol, Jamey Graham, Jorge Moraleda, Ichiro Sakikawa, Daniel G. Van Olst
  • Patent number: 9176984
    Abstract: An MMR system for publishing comprises a plurality of mobile devices, an MMR gateway, an MMR matching unit and an MMR publisher integrated into a network with an advertiser, an ad broker, and an MMR service bureau. The MMR matching unit receives an image query from the MMR gateway and sends it to one or more of the recognition units to identify a result including a document, the page and the location on the page. The MMR service bureau uses the result to retrieve advertising or other links associated with the location on the page. The list of results and links are sent back to the MMR gateway for presentation on the mobile device. The present invention also includes a number of novel methods including a differentially weighting links associated with an MMR document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Hull, Berna Erol, Jorge Moraleda
  • Publication number: 20150287228
    Abstract: An MMR system integrating image tracking and recognition comprises a plurality of mobile devices, a pre-processing server or MMR gateway, and an MMR matching unit, and may include an MMR publisher. The MMR matching unit receives an image query from the pre-processing server or MMR gateway and sends it to one or more of the recognition units to identify a recognition result. Image tracking information also is provided for determining relative locations of images to each other. The mobile device includes an image tracker for providing at least a portion of the image tracking information. The disclosure also includes methods for image tracking-assisted recognition, recognition of multiple images using a single image query, and improved image tracking using MMR recognition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Berna Erol, Jonathan J. Hull
  • Patent number: 9092423
    Abstract: The present invention relies on the two-dimensional information in documents and encodes two-dimensional structures into a one-dimensional synthetic language such that two-dimensional documents can be searched at text search speed. The system comprises: an indexing module, a retrieval module, an encoder, a quantization module, a retrieval engine and a control module coupled by a bus. Electronic documents are first indexed by the indexing module and stored as a synthetic text library. The retrieval module then converts an input image to synthetic text and searches for matches to the synthetic text in the synthetic text library. The matches can be in turn used to retrieve the corresponding electronic documents. In one or more embodiments, the present invention includes a method for comparing the synthetic text to documents that have been converted to synthetic text for a match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jorge Moraleda
  • Patent number: 9063952
    Abstract: An MMR system integrating image tracking and recognition comprises a plurality of mobile devices, a pre-processing server or MMR gateway, and an MMR matching unit, and may include an MMR publisher. The MMR matching unit receives an image query from the pre-processing server or MMR gateway and sends it to one or more of the recognition units to identify a result including a document, the page, and the location on the page. Image tracking information also is provided for determining relative locations of images within a document page. The mobile device includes an image tracker for providing at least a portion of the image tracking information. The present invention also includes methods for image tracking-assisted recognition, recognition of multiple images using a single image query, and improved image tracking using MMR recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Berna Erol, Jonathan J. Hull
  • Publication number: 20150139540
    Abstract: An MMR system for searching across multiple indexes comprises a plurality of mobile devices, a pre-processing server or MMR gateway, and an MMR matching unit, and may include an MMR publisher. The MMR matching unit receives an image from the pre-processing server or MMR gateway and sends it to one or more of the recognition units to identify a result including a document, the page, and the location on the page. The MMR matching unit includes a distributor for distributing the image to corresponding content type specific index tables and an integrator for integrating recognition results. The result is returned to the mobile device via the pre-processing server or MMR gateway. The techniques described herein also include a number of novel methods including a method for processing content-type specific image queries and for processing queries across multiple indexes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Berna Erol, Jonathan J. Hull