Patents by Inventor Luis F. Goncalves

Luis F. Goncalves 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: 20180087902
    Abstract: A system and method synthesizing images of a locale to generate a composite image that provide a panoramic view of the locale. A video camera moves along a street recording images of objects along the street. A GPS receiver and inertial navigation system provide the position of the camera as the images are being recorded. The images are indexed with the position data provided by the GPS receiver and inertial navigation system. The composite image is created on a column-by-column basis by determining which of the acquired images contains the desired pixel column, extracting the pixels associated with the column, and stacking the columns side by side. The composite images are stored in an image database and associated with a street name and number range of the street being depicted in the image. The image database covers a substantial amount of a geographic area allowing a user to visually navigate the area from a user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Enrico Di Bernardo, Luis F. Goncalves
  • Patent number: 9644968
    Abstract: A system and method synthesizing images of a locale to generate a composite image that provide a panoramic view of the locale. A video camera moves along a street recording images of objects along the street. A GPS receiver and inertial navigation system provide the position of the camera as the images are being recorded. The images are indexed with the position data provided by the GPS receiver and inertial navigation system. The composite image is created on a column-by-column basis by determining which of the acquired images contains the desired pixel column, extracting the pixels associated with the column, and stacking the columns side by side. The composite images are stored in an image database and associated with a street name and number range of the street being depicted in the image. The image database covers a substantial amount of a geographic area allowing a user to visually navigate the area from a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: VEDERI, LLC
    Inventors: Enrico Di Bernardo, Luis F. Goncalves
  • Publication number: 20150081215
    Abstract: A system and method synthesizing images of a locale to generate a composite image that provide a panoramic view of the locale. A video camera moves along a street recording images of objects along the street. A GPS receiver and inertial navigation system provide the position of the camera as the images are being recorded. The images are indexed with the position data provided by the GPS receiver and inertial navigation system. The composite image is created on a column-by-column basis by determining which of the acquired images contains the desired pixel column, extracting the pixels associated with the column, and stacking the columns side by side. The composite images are stored in an image database and associated with a street name and number range of the street being depicted in the image. The image database covers a substantial amount of a geographic area allowing a user to visually navigate the area from a user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Enrico Di Bernardo, Luis F. Goncalves
  • Patent number: 8818138
    Abstract: A system and method synthesizing images of a locale to generate a composite image that provide a panoramic view of the locale. A video camera moves along a street recording images of objects along the street. A GPS receiver and inertial navigation system provide the position of the camera as the images are being recorded. The images are indexed with the position data. The composite image is created on a column-by-column basis by determining which of the acquired images contains the desired pixel column, extracting the pixels associated with the column, and stacking the columns side by side. The composite images are stored in an image database and associated with a street name and number range of the street being depicted in the image. The image database covers a substantial amount of a geographic area allowing a user to visually navigate the area from a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: Enrico Di Bernardo, Luis F. Goncalves
  • Patent number: 8474715
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for using object recognition/verification and weight information to confirm accuracy of an optical code scan, or to provide an affirmative recognition where no scan was made. One example checkout system includes: an optical code scanner configured to generate a product identifier; at least one camera for capturing one or more images of an item; a database of features and images of known objects; an image processor configured to: extract geometric point features from the images; identify matches between extracted geometric point features and features of known objects; generate a geometric transform between extracted geometric point features and features of known objects for a subset of known objects corresponding to matches; and identify one of the known objects based on a best match of the geometric transform; and a transaction processor configured to execute a set of actions if the identified object is different than the product identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Datalogic ADC, Inc.
    Inventor: Luis F Goncalves
  • Publication number: 20130107034
    Abstract: A system and method synthesizing images of a locale to generate a composite image that provide a panoramic view of the locale. A video camera moves along a street recording images of objects along the street. A GPS receiver and inertial navigation system provide the position of the camera as the images are being recorded. The images are indexed with the position data. The composite image is created on a column-by-column basis by determining which of the acquired images contains the desired pixel column, extracting the pixels associated with the column, and stacking the columns side by side. The composite images are stored in an image database and associated with a street name and number range of the street being depicted in the image. The image database covers a substantial amount of a geographic area allowing a user to visually navigate the area from a user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Enrico Di Bernardo, Luis F. Goncalves
  • Publication number: 20130001295
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for using object recognition/verification and weight information to confirm accuracy of an optical code scan, or to provide an affirmative recognition where no scan was made. One example checkout system includes: an optical code scanner configured to generate a product identifier; at least one camera for capturing one or more images of an item; a database of features and images of known objects; an image processor configured to: extract geometric point features from the images; identify matches between extracted geometric point features and features of known objects; generate a geometric transform between extracted geometric point features and features of known objects for a subset of known objects corresponding to matches; and identify one of the known objects based on a best match of the geometric transform; and a transaction processor configured to execute a set of actions if the identified object is different than the product identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Luis F. Goncalves
  • Patent number: 8213749
    Abstract: A system and method synthesizing images of a locale to generate a composite image that provide a panoramic view of the locale. A video camera moves along a street recording images of objects along the street. A GPS receiver and inertial navigation system provide the position of the camera as the images are being recorded. The images are indexed with the position data provided by the GPS receiver and inertial navigation system. The composite image is created on a column-by-column basis by determining which of the acquired images contains the desired pixel column, extracting the pixels associated with the column, and stacking the columns side by side. The composite images are stored in an image database and associated with a street name and number range of the street being depicted in the image. The image database covers a substantial amount of a geographic area allowing a user to visually navigate the area from a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Verderi, LLC
    Inventors: Enrico Di Bernardo, Luis F. Goncalves
  • Publication number: 20110286628
    Abstract: A method of organizing a set of recognition models of known objects stored in a database of an object recognition system includes determining a classification model for each known object and grouping the classification models into multiple classification model groups. Each classification model group identifies a portion of the database that contains the recognition models of the known objects having classification models that are members of the classification model group. The method also includes computing a representative classification model for each classification model group. Each representative classification model is derived from the classification models that are members of the classification model group. When a target object is to be recognized, the representative classification models are compared to a classification model of the target object to enable selection of a subset of the recognition models of the known objects for comparison to a recognition model of the target object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Luis F. Goncalves, Jim Ostrowski, Robert Boman
  • Publication number: 20110215147
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for using object recognition/verification and weight information to confirm the accuracy of a UPC scan, or to provide an affirmative recognition where no UPC scan was made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: Evolution Robotics Retail, Inc.
    Inventor: Luis F. Goncalves
  • Publication number: 20110063432
    Abstract: A system and method synthesizing images of a locale to generate a composite image that provide a panoramic view of the locale. A video camera moves along a street recording images of objects along the street. A GPS receiver and inertial navigation system provide the position of the camera as the images are being recorded. The images are indexed with the position data provided by the GPS receiver and inertial navigation system. The composite image is created on a column-by-column basis by determining which of the acquired images contains the desired pixel column, extracting the pixels associated with the column, and stacking the columns side by side. The composite images are stored in an image database and associated with a street name and number range of the street being depicted in the image. The image database covers a substantial amount of a geographic area allowing a user to visually navigate the area from a user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Enrico Di Bernardo, Luis F. Goncalves
  • Patent number: 7813596
    Abstract: A system and method synthesizing images of a locale to generate a composite image that provide a panoramic view of the locale. A video camera moves along a street recording images of objects along the street. A GPS receiver and inertial navigation system provide the position of the camera as the images are being recorded. The images are indexed with the position data provided by the GPS receiver and inertial navigation system. The composite image is created on a column-by-column basis by determining which of the acquired images contains the desired pixel column, extracting the pixels associated with the column, and stacking the columns side by side. The composite images are stored in an image database and associated with a street name and number range of the street being depicted in the image. The image database covers a substantial amount of a geographic area allowing a user to visually navigate the area from a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Vederi, LLC
    Inventors: Enrico Di Bernardo, Luis F. Goncalves
  • Patent number: 7805025
    Abstract: A system and method synthesizing images of a locale to generate a composite image that provide a panoramic view of the locale. A video camera moves along a street recording images of objects along the street. A GPS receiver and inertial navigation system provide the position of the camera as the images are being recorded. The images are indexed with the position data provided by the GPS receiver and inertial navigation system. The composite image is created on a column-by-column basis by determining which of the acquired images contains the desired pixel column, extracting the pixels associated with the column, and stacking the columns side by side. The composite images are stored in an image database and associated with a street name and number range of the street being depicted in the image. The image database covers a substantial amount of a geographic area allowing a user to visually navigate the area from a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Vederi, LLC
    Inventors: Enrico DiBernardo, Luis F. Goncalves
  • Publication number: 20100217678
    Abstract: A merchandise checkout system for ringing up merchandise in a grocery or other retail facility is disclosed. The merchandise checkout system includes visual sensors for acquiring images of an object to be rung up at checkout; a database configured to retain a visual model and UPC code of known items; and a processor configured to maintain and update the database with information about new merchandise presented for checkout. The visual model preferably includes at least one image of each item of merchandise in the retail store as well as geometric point features extracted from images of the merchandise. The processor in the exemplary embodiment is configured to: (a) compare the image of the object acquired at checkout to the visual model of the items in the database; (b) recognize the object based on the overall appearance of the packaging; (c) automatically ring up the price of the object at the POS; and (d) automatically add the acquired image to the database if the image of the object is new, i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Luis F. Goncalves
  • Publication number: 20090319169
    Abstract: A system and method synthesizing images of a locale to generate a composite image that provide a panoramic view of the locale. A video camera moves along a street recording images of objects along the street. A GPS receiver and inertial navigation system provide the position of the camera as the images are being recorded. The images are indexed with the position data provided by the GPS receiver and inertial navigation system. The composite image is created on a column-by-column basis by determining which of the acquired images contains the desired pixel column, extracting the pixels associated with the column, and stacking the columns side by side. The composite images are stored in an image database and associated with a street name and number range of the street being depicted in the image. The image database covers a substantial amount of a geographic area allowing a user to visually navigate the area from a user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Enrico DiBernardo, Luis F. Goncalves
  • Publication number: 20090303312
    Abstract: A system and method synthesizing images of a locale to generate a composite image that provide a panoramic view of the locale. A video camera moves along a street recording images of objects along the street. A GPS receiver and inertial navigation system provide the position of the camera as the images are being recorded. The images are indexed with the position data provided by the GPS receiver and inertial navigation system. The composite image is created on a column-by-column basis by determining which of the acquired images contains the desired pixel column, extracting the pixels associated with the column, and stacking the columns side by side. The composite images are stored in an image database and associated with a street name and number range of the street being depicted in the image. The image database covers a substantial amount of a geographic area allowing a user to visually navigate the area from a user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Enrico Di Bernardo, Luis F. Goncalves
  • Patent number: 7577316
    Abstract: A system and method synthesizing images of a locale to generate a composite image that provide a panoramic view of the locale. A video camera moves along a street recording images of objects along the street. A GPS receiver and inertial navigation system provide the position of the camera as the images are being recorded. The images are indexed with the position data provided by the GPS receiver and inertial navigation system. The composite image is created on a column-by-column basis by determining which of the acquired images contains the desired pixel column, extracting the pixels associated with the column, and stacking the columns side by side. The composite images are stored in an image database and associated with a street name and number range of the street being depicted in the image. The image database covers a substantial amount of a geographic area allowing a user to visually navigate the area from a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Vederi, LLC
    Inventors: Enrico Di Bernardo, Luis F. Goncalves
  • Patent number: 7239760
    Abstract: A system and method synthesizing images of a locale to generate a composite image that provide a panoramic view of the locale. A video camera moves along a street recording images of objects along the street. A GPS receiver and inertial navigation system provide the position of the camera as the images are being recorded. The images are indexed with the position data provided by the GPS receiver and inertial navigation system. The composite image is created on a column-by-column basis by determining which of the acquired images contains the desired pixel column, extracting the pixels associated with the column, and stacking the columns side by side. The composite images are stored in an image database and associated with a street name and number range of the street being depicted in the image. The image database covers a substantial amount of a geographic area allowing a user to visually navigate the area from a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventors: Enrico Di Bernardo, Luis F. Goncalves
  • Patent number: 6895126
    Abstract: A system and method synthesizing images of a locale to generate a composite image that provide a panoramic view of the locale. A video camera moves along a street recording images of objects along the street. A GPS receiver and inertial navigation system provide the position of the camera as the images are being recorded. The images are indexed with the position data provided by the GPS receiver and inertial navigation system. The composite image is created on a column-by-column basis by determining which of the acquired images contains the desired pixel column, extracting the pixels associated with the column, and stacking the columns side by side. The composite images are stored in an image database and associated with a street name and number range of the street being depicted in the image. The image database covers a substantial amount of a geographic area allowing a user to visually navigate the area from a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Inventors: Enrico Di Bernardo, Luis F. Goncalves
  • Patent number: 6552729
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique for acquiring motion samples, labeling motion samples with labels based on a plurality of parameters, using the motion samples and the labels to learn a function that maps labels to motions generally, and using the function to synthesize arbitrary motions. The synthesized motions may be portrayed through computer graphic images to provide realistic animation. The present invention allows the modeling of labeled motion samples in a manner that can accommodate the synthesis of motion of arbitrary location, speed, and style. The modeling can provide subtle details of the motion through the use of probabilistic sub-modeling incorporated into the modeling process. Motion samples may be labeled according to any relevant parameters. Labels may be used to differentiate between different styles to yield different models, or different styles of a motion may be consolidated into a single baseline model with the labels used to embellish the baseline model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Enrico Di Bernardo, Luis F. Goncalves, Pietro Perona