Patents by Inventor Manuel Martinello

Manuel Martinello 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: 11157728
    Abstract: A method for person detection using overhead images includes receiving a depth image captured from an overhead viewpoint at a first location; detecting in the depth image for a target region indicative of a scene object within a height range; determining whether the detected target region has an area within a head size range; if within the head size range, determining whether the detected target region has a roundness value less than a maximum roundness value; if less than the maximum roundness value, classifying the detected target region as a head of a person and masking the classified target region in the depth image, where the masked region is excluded from detecting; and repeating the detecting to the masking to detect for and classify another target region in the depth image within the height range and outside of the masked region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manuel Martinello, Edward L. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20210312170
    Abstract: A method for person detection using overhead images includes receiving a depth image captured from an overhead viewpoint at a first location; detecting in the depth image for a target region indicative of a scene object within a height range; determining whether the detected target region has an area within a head size range; if within the head size range, determining whether the detected target region has a roundness value less than a maximum roundness value; if less than the maximum roundness value, classifying the detected target region as a head of a person and masking the classified target region in the depth image, where the masked region is excluded from detecting; and repeating the detecting to the masking to detect for and classify another target region in the depth image within the height range and outside of the masked region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manuel Martinello, Edward L. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20210272364
    Abstract: Image data describing a physical space is received from one or more sensor(s). A corresponding image of the physical space is output to a user. User generated control signals are received, indicating to define one or more line(s) at specific coordinates in relation to the physical space. One or more line(s) are defined in response to the received control signals. Polarity is assigned to the line(s), wherein crossing a line in a first direction is defined as an ingress and crossing a line in a second, opposite direction is defined as an egress. An image of the line(s) is superimposed on the image of the physical space, wherein the image of the line(s) graphically indicates the assigned polarity. Physical objects are monitored in relation to the one or more line(s) in the physical space. An action is automatically taken in response to activity detected by the monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Manuel Martinello
  • Publication number: 20210271210
    Abstract: Logical boundaries enclosing a physical area are defined. A segment of the logical boundaries is defined as a directional gate, wherein traversing the gate into the physical area is defined as an ingress and traversing the gate out of the physical area is defined as an egress. The directional gate is monitored, and ingresses and egresses are detected. An occupancy count of the physical area is maintained, based on monitoring the gate and detecting ingresses and egresses. One or more conditions are tracked in addition to the occupancy count. Artificial intelligence (AI) processing is applied to the maintained occupancy count and the additional tracked condition(s), in real-time as the monitoring, maintaining and tracking are occurring. One or more responsive actions are automatically taken as a result of applying the AI processing to the maintained occupancy count and the additional tracked condition(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Manuel Martinello
  • Patent number: 10952599
    Abstract: A lightfield otoscope includes a housing with a tip configured to receive a disposable speculum. The otoscope also includes a microlens array, a sensor array and an optical train contained within the housing. The optical train includes an objective lens and a relay lens. The objective lens is positioned at least partially within the tip. The relay lens is used to relay an image plane of the objective lens to the microlens array and to relay a pupil plane of the objective lens to the sensor array. An active heating element is also contained within the housing and positioned to heat the front surface, thereby reducing fogging and/or condensation on the front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, LTD.
    Inventors: Jonathan Frieman Brand, Noah Denis Bedard, Manuel Martinello
  • Publication number: 20200175310
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for providing visual analysis focalized on a salient event. A video processing application receives a data stream from a capture device, determines an area of interest over an imaging area of the capture device, detects a salient event from the data stream, determines whether a location of the detected salient event is within the area of interest, and in response to the location of the salient event being within the area of interest, identifies a portion of the data stream, based on the salient event, on which to perform an action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manuel Martinello, Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos
  • Patent number: 10657425
    Abstract: Light-field data is masked to identify regions of interest, before applying to deep learning models. In one approach, a light-field camera captures a light-field image of an object to be classified. The light-field image includes a plurality of views of the object taken simultaneously from different viewpoints. The light-field image is pre-processed, with the resulting data provided as input to a deep learning model. The pre-processing includes determining and then applying masks to select regions of interest within the light-field data. In this way, less relevant data can be excluded from the deep learning model. Based on the masked data, the deep learning model produces a decision classifying the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Manuel Martinello, Leonidas Spinoulas
  • Publication number: 20200151851
    Abstract: In one aspect, a color plenoptic imaging system captures a plenoptic image of an object. The plenoptic image is made up of a plurality of superpixels, and each superpixel includes a center subpixel. The collection of center subpixels from the plurality of superpixels forms a set of captured center view data for the object. The sensor array includes at least two arrays of different color sensors that capture subpixels of different colors. The microlens array and the sensor array are positioned such that, within the set of captured center view data, for each of the different colors, adjacent center subpixels of that color are separated by not more than three intervening center subpixels of a different color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Aashish Kumar, Manuel Martinello
  • Patent number: 10599947
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for providing visual analysis focalized on a salient event. A video processing application receives a data stream from a capture device, determines an area of interest over an imaging area of the capture device, detects a salient event from the data stream, determines whether a location of the detected salient event is within the area of interest, and in response to the location of the salient event being within the area of interest, identifies a portion of the data stream, based on the salient event, on which to perform an action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manuel Martinello, Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos
  • Patent number: 10552942
    Abstract: In one aspect, a color plenoptic imaging system captures a plenoptic image of an object. The plenoptic image is made up of a plurality of superpixels, and each superpixel includes a center subpixel. The collection of center subpixels from the plurality of superpixels forms a set of captured center view data for the object. The sensor array includes at least two arrays of different color sensors that capture subpixels of different colors. The microlens array and the sensor array are positioned such that, within the set of captured center view data, for each of the different colors, adjacent center subpixels of that color are separated by not more than three intervening center subpixels of a different color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Aashish Kumar, Manuel Martinello
  • Patent number: 10531064
    Abstract: Shape measurement of a specular object even in the presence of multiple intra-object reflections such as those at concave regions of the object. Silhouettes of the object are extracted, by positioning the object between a camera and a background. A visual hull of the object is reconstructed based on the extracted silhouettes, such as by image capture of shadows of the object projected onto a screen, and image capture of reflections by the surface of the object of coded patterns onto the screen. The visual hull is used to distinguish between direct (single) reflections of the coded patterns at the surface of the object and multiple reflections. Only the direct (single) reflections are used to triangulate camera rays and light rays onto the surface of the object, with multiple reflections being excluded. The 3D surface shape may be derived by voxel carving of the visual hull, in which voxels along the light path of direct reflections are eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Manuel Martinello, Mahdi Nezamabadi, Evan Levine
  • Publication number: 20190279051
    Abstract: Light-field data is masked to identify regions of interest, before applying to deep learning models. In one approach, a light-field camera captures a light-field image of an object to be classified. The light-field image includes a plurality of views of the object taken simultaneously from different viewpoints. The light-field image is pre-processed, with the resulting data provided as input to a deep learning model. The pre-processing includes determining and then applying masks to select regions of interest within the light-field data. In this way, less relevant data can be excluded from the deep learning model. Based on the masked data, the deep learning model produces a decision classifying the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Manuel Martinello, Leonidas Spinoulas
  • Publication number: 20190279024
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for providing visual analysis focalized on a salient event. A video processing application receives a data stream from a capture device, determines an area of interest over an imaging area of the capture device, detects a salient event from the data stream, determines whether a location of the detected salient event is within the area of interest, and in response to the location of the salient event being within the area of interest, identifies a portion of the data stream, based on the salient event, on which to perform an action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manuel Martinello, Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos
  • Patent number: 10296780
    Abstract: A three-dimensional image of the eardrum is automatically registered. In one aspect, a three-dimensional image (e.g., depth map) of an eardrum is produced from four-dimensional light field data captured by a light field otoscope. The three-dimensional image is registered according to a predefined standard form. The eardrum is then classified based on the registered three-dimensional image. Registration may include compensation for out-of-plane rotation (tilt), for in-plane rotation, for center location, for translation, and/or for scaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Sofia Karygianni, Leonidas Spinoulas, Manuel Martinello, Noah Bedard, Pascal Frossard, Ivana Tosic
  • Patent number: 10275644
    Abstract: Eardrums are automatically classified based on a feature set from a three-dimensional image of the eardrum, such as might be derived from a plenoptic image captured by a light field otoscope. In one aspect, a grid is overlaid onto the three-dimensional image of the eardrum. The grid partitions the three-dimensional image into cells. One or more descriptors are calculated for each of the cells, and the feature set includes the calculated descriptors. Examples of descriptors include various quantities relating to the depth and/or curvature of the eardrum. In another aspect, isocontour lines (of constant depth) are calculated for the three-dimensional image of the eardrum. One or more descriptors are calculated for the isocontour lines, and the feature set includes the calculated descriptors. Examples of descriptors include various quantities characterizing the isocontour lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD
    Inventors: Leonidas Spinoulas, Sofia Karygianni, Manuel Martinello, Pascal Frossard, Ivana Tosic
  • Publication number: 20190076010
    Abstract: A lightfield otoscope includes a housing with a tip configured to receive a disposable speculum. The otoscope also includes a microlens array, a sensor array and an optical train contained within the housing. The optical train includes an objective lens and a relay lens. The objective lens is positioned at least partially within the tip. The relay lens is used to relay an image plane of the objective lens to the microlens array and to relay a pupil plane of the objective lens to the sensor array. An active heating element is also contained within the housing and positioned to heat the front surface, thereby reducing fogging and/or condensation on the front surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonathan Frieman Brand, Noah Denis Bedard, Manuel Martinello
  • Publication number: 20190080434
    Abstract: In one aspect, a color plenoptic imaging system captures a plenoptic image of an object. The plenoptic image is made up of a plurality of superpixels, and each superpixel includes a center subpixel. The collection of center subpixels from the plurality of superpixels forms a set of captured center view data for the object. The sensor array includes at least two arrays of different color sensors that capture subpixels of different colors. The microlens array and the sensor array are positioned such that, within the set of captured center view data, for each of the different colors, adjacent center subpixels of that color are separated by not more than three intervening center subpixels of a different color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Aashish Kumar, Manuel Martinello
  • Patent number: 10230911
    Abstract: A plenoptic imaging system includes imaging optics, a microlens array and a sensor array. A method for generating a preview image of a plenoptic image captured by the plenoptic imaging system includes the following. A plenoptic image of an object captured by the plenoptic imaging system is accessed. The plenoptic image includes many superpixels. Each superpixel includes many subpixels. For each superpixel, a set of reliable subpixels is selected based at least in part on vignetting of the subpixels. A preview image is generated from the sets of reliable subpixels. The preview image includes pixels corresponding to the superpixels. The pixels in the preview image are generated from the set of reliable subpixels for the corresponding superpixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD
    Inventor: Manuel Martinello
  • Publication number: 20190068901
    Abstract: A plenoptic imaging system includes imaging optics, a microlens array and a sensor array. A method for generating a preview image of a plenoptic image captured by the plenoptic imaging system includes the following. A plenoptic image of an object captured by the plenoptic imaging system is accessed. The plenoptic image includes many superpixels. Each superpixel includes many subpixels. For each superpixel, a set of reliable subpixels is selected based at least in part on vignetting of the subpixels. A preview image is generated from the sets of reliable subpixels. The preview image includes pixels corresponding to the superpixels. The pixels in the preview image are generated from the set of reliable subpixels for the corresponding superpixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Manuel Martinello
  • Publication number: 20180260616
    Abstract: Eardrums are automatically classified based on a feature set from a three-dimensional image of the eardrum, such as might be derived from a plenoptic image captured by a light field otoscope. In one aspect, a grid is overlaid onto the three-dimensional image of the eardrum. The grid partitions the three-dimensional image into cells. One or more descriptors are calculated for each of the cells, and the feature set includes the calculated descriptors. Examples of descriptors include various quantities relating to the depth and/or curvature of the eardrum. In another aspect, isocontour lines (of constant depth) are calculated for the three-dimensional image of the eardrum. One or more descriptors are calculated for the isocontour lines, and the feature set includes the calculated descriptors. Examples of descriptors include various quantities characterizing the isocontour lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Leonidas Spinoulas, Sofia Karygianni, Manuel Martinello, Pascal Frossard, Ivana Tosic