Patents by Inventor Matthew Gruenke

Matthew Gruenke 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: 20200034974
    Abstract: A system and method for identification and suppression of time varying background objects is disclosed. A proposed surveillance security system includes an image analytics system and at least one surveillance camera. The image analytics system identifies objects within image data of a scene captured by the surveillance camera, and then analyzes the objects to determine whether each object is a foreground object or a dynamic background object. In examples, the image analytics system determines whether an object is a foreground object or a dynamic background object based upon movement and/or an appearance of the object. The surveillance security system does not send alerts to users of the system for objects determined to be dynamic background objects. When users request objects of interest, the dynamic background objects are also excluded from lists of objects sent in reply messages to the users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Rajkiran Kumar Gottumukkal, Ian Westmacott, Matthew A. Gruenke
  • Patent number: 10475191
    Abstract: A system and method for identification and suppression of time varying background objects is disclosed. A proposed surveillance security system includes an image analytics system and at least one surveillance camera. The image analytics system identifies objects within image data of a scene captured by the surveillance camera, and then analyzes the objects to determine whether each object is a foreground object or a dynamic background object. In examples, the image analytics system determines whether an object is a foreground object or a dynamic background object based upon movement and/or an appearance of the object. The surveillance security system does not send alerts to users of the system for objects determined to be dynamic background objects. When users request objects of interest, the dynamic background objects are also excluded from lists of objects sent in reply messages to the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Rajkiran Kumar Gottumukkal, Ian Westmacott, Matthew A. Gruenke
  • Publication number: 20190220982
    Abstract: A system and method for identification and suppression of time varying background objects is disclosed. A proposed surveillance security system includes an image analytics system and at least one surveillance camera. The image analytics system identifies objects within image data of a scene captured by the surveillance camera, and then analyzes the objects to determine whether each object is a foreground object or a dynamic background object. In examples, the image analytics system determines whether an object is a foreground object or a dynamic background object based upon movement and/or an appearance of the object. The surveillance security system does not send alerts to users of the system for objects determined to be dynamic background objects. When users request objects of interest, the dynamic background objects are also excluded from lists of objects sent in reply messages to the users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Rajkiran Kumar Gottumukkal, Ian Westmacott, Matthew A. Gruenke
  • Patent number: 10235599
    Abstract: A method and system for analyzing video data in a security system. An analysis compares a current frame to a background model. The analysis system compares the background model to the current frame to identify changed pixel patches. The analysis system uses morphological image processing to generate masks based on the changed pixel patches. Next, the analysis system applies the masks to the background model and the current frames to determine whether the changed pixel patches are characteristic of abandoned or removed objects within the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Changchun Li, Ian C. Westmacott, Mirko Ristivojevic, Matthew A. Gruenke
  • Publication number: 20180330189
    Abstract: A method and system for analyzing video data in a security system. An analysis compares a current frame to a background model. The analysis system compares the background model to the current frame to identify changed pixel patches. The analysis system uses morphological image processing to generate masks based on the changed pixel patches. Next, the analysis system applies the masks to the background model and the current frames to determine whether the changed pixel patches are characteristic of abandoned or removed objects within the video data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Changchun Li, Ian C. Westmacott, Mirko Ristivojevic, Matthew A. Gruenke
  • Patent number: 10043105
    Abstract: A method and system for analyzing video data in a security system. An analysis compares a current frame to a background model. The analysis system compares the background model to the current frame to identify changed pixel patches. The analysis system uses morphological image processing to generate masks based on the changed pixel patches. Next, the analysis system applies the masks to the background model and the current frames to determine whether the changed pixel patches are characteristic of abandoned or removed objects within the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Changchun Li, Ian Westmacott, Mirko Ristivojevic, Matthew A. Gruenke
  • Publication number: 20160092753
    Abstract: A method and system for analyzing video data in a security system. An analysis compares a current frame to a background model. The analysis system compares the background model to the current frame to identify changed pixel patches. The analysis system uses morphological image processing to generate masks based on the changed pixel patches. Next, the analysis system applies the masks to the background model and the current frames to determine whether the changed pixel patches are characteristic of abandoned or removed objects within the video data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Changchun Li, Ian Westmacott, Mirko Ristivojevic, Matthew A. Gruenke
  • Patent number: 9237316
    Abstract: A method and system for analyzing video data in a security system. An analysis compares a current frame to a background model. The analysis system compares the background model to the current frame to identify changed pixel patches. The analysis system uses morphological image processing to generate masks based on the changed pixel patches. Next, the analysis system applies the masks to the background model and the current frames to determine whether the changed pixel patches are characteristic of abandoned or removed objects within the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Changchun Li, Ian Westmacott, Mirko Ristivojevic, Matthew A. Gruenke
  • Publication number: 20140247362
    Abstract: A method and system for analyzing video data in a security system. An analysis compares a current frame to a background model. The analysis system compares the background model to the current frame to identify changed pixel patches. The analysis system uses morphological image processing to generate masks based on the changed pixel patches. Next, the analysis system applies the masks to the background model and the current frames to determine whether the changed pixel patches are characteristic of abandoned or removed objects within the video data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Changchun Li, Ian Westmacott, Mirko Ristivojevic, Matthew A. Gruenke
  • Patent number: 7280673
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining when a change has occurred in an area-of-interest included in an image region are disclosed. The system and methods may perform a specially modified background subtraction method. The systems and methods may initialize a background image region and then comparing a first image region from a second frame to the background image region to classify pixels as foreground pixels or background pixels. The foreground pixels are then classified based on predetermined characteristics. The background image region may then be updated to include foreground pixels that did not have the predetermined characteristics. The systems and methods allow for searching for background updates to thereby determine when a change has occurred in the area-of-interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Intellivid Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Buehler, Matthew A. Gruenke, Neil Brock
  • Publication number: 20050078853
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining when a change has occurred in an area-of-interest included in an image region are disclosed. The system and methods may perform a specially modified background subtraction method. The systems and methods may initialize a background image region and then comparing a first image region from a second frame to the background image region to classify pixels as foreground pixels or background pixels. The foreground pixels are then classified based on predetermined characteristics. The background image region may then be updated to include foreground pixels that did not have the predetermined characteristics. The systems and methods allow for searching for background updates to thereby determine when a change has occurred in the area-of-interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Inventors: Christopher Buehler, Matthew Gruenke, Neil Brock