Patents by Inventor Michael R. Furst

Michael R. Furst 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: 20180278845
    Abstract: A system creates an electronic file corresponding to a printed artifact by launching a video capture module that causes a mobile electronic device to capture a video of a scene that includes the printed artifact. The system analyzes image frames in the video in real time as the video is captured to identify a suitable instance. In one example, the suitable instance is a frame or sequence of frames that contain an image of a page or side of the printed artifact and that do not exhibit a page-turn event. In response to identification of the suitable instance, the system will automatically cause a photo capture module of the device to capture a still image of the printed artifact. The still image has a resolution that is higher than that of the image frames in the video. The system will save the captured still images to a computer-readable file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Phillip J. Emmett, Raja Bala, Michael R. Furst, Lina Fu
  • Patent number: 10015397
    Abstract: A system creates an electronic file corresponding to a printed artifact by launching a video capture module that causes a mobile electronic device to capture a video of a scene that includes the printed artifact. The system analyzes image frames in the video in real time as the video is captured to identify a suitable instance. In one example, the suitable instance is a frame or sequence of frames that contain an image of a page or side of the printed artifact and that do not exhibit a page-turn event. In response to identification of the suitable instance, the system will automatically cause a photo capture module of the device to capture a still image of the printed artifact. The still image has a resolution that is higher than that of the image frames in the video. The system will save the captured still images to a computer-readable file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip J. Emmett, Raja Bala, Michael R. Furst, Lina Fu
  • Patent number: 9916399
    Abstract: A method and system for creating a customized package design. Package design and preference information related to a shape of the package design is received. The preference information includes user-specified information related to one or more levels of one or more structural attributes of the package design. A detailed design is generated that incorporates the user-specified information and a detailed design file is generated and output. Generation of the detailed design includes identifying functional elements associated with the package that correspond to the user-specified information and altering at least one physical characteristic of the identified functional elements based upon the preference information, and incorporating the altered physical characteristic into the detailed design. A determination can be made as to whether the altered detailed design satisfies any constraints associated with the package being design, and the detailed design file can be updated accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael R. Furst, Charles Donahue Rizzolo, William J. Hannaway, Stephen C. Morgana, Reiner Eschbach
  • Patent number: 9865170
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for real time dynamic triggering of a conspicuous signal for a vehicle on a path of travel. A sensor array detects environmental factors presenting a predetermined risk to the vehicle. A decision module assesses the environmental factors and the associated risks and determines if the conspicuousness signal is warranted and a type of signal to be made. An actuating module actuates the conspicuousness signal based on the determining of the decision module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Robert P Loce, Raja Bala, Michael R Furst
  • Patent number: 9802571
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a method and system to detect a predefined activity, e.g., vandalism, loitering, trespass, etc., associated with a parked vehicle. According to an exemplary embodiment, a method includes capturing video of a parking area and processing the video to detect vandalism and/or loitering with respect to a region of interest associated with the parked vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Adam Shreve, Yao Rong Wang, Robert P. Loce, Michael R. Furst
  • Patent number: 9436277
    Abstract: A method for computing output using a non-contact (invisible) input signal includes acquiring depth data of a scene captured by a depth-capable sensor. The method includes generating a temporal series of depth maps corresponding to the depth data. The method includes generating at least one volumetric attribute from the depth data. The method includes generating an output based on the volumetric attribute to control actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael R. Furst, Edgar A. Bernal, Robert P. Loce, Lalit K. Mestha
  • Publication number: 20160096506
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a method and system to detect a predefined activity, e.g., vandalism, loitering, trespass, etc., associated with a parked vehicle. According to an exemplary embodiment, a method includes capturing video of a parking area and processing the video to detect vandalism and/or loitering with respect to a region of interest associated with the parked vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew Adam Shreve, Yao Rong Wang, Robert P. Loce, Michael R. Furst
  • Publication number: 20160037071
    Abstract: A system creates an electronic file corresponding to a printed artifact by launching a video capture module that causes a mobile electronic device to capture a video of a scene that includes the printed artifact. The system analyzes image frames in the video in real time as the video is captured to identify a suitable instance. In one example, the suitable instance is a frame or sequence of frames that contain an image of a page or side of the printed artifact and that do not exhibit a page-turn event. In response to identification of the suitable instance, the system will automatically cause a photo capture module of the device to capture a still image of the printed artifact. The still image has a resolution that is higher than that of the image frames in the video. The system will save the captured still images to a computer-readable file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Phillip J. Emmett, Raja Bala, Michael R. Furst, Lina Fu
  • Patent number: 9247136
    Abstract: A system creates an electronic file corresponding to a printed artifact by launching a video capture module that causes an imaging sensor of a mobile electronic device to capture a video of a scene that includes the printed artifact. The system analyzes image frames in the video in real time as the video is captured to identify a suitable instance. The suitable instance is a frame or sequence of frames that contains at least a portion of the printed artifact and that also satisfies one or more image quality criteria or other criteria. Upon identification of each suitable instance, the system will automatically cause a photo capture module of the device to capture a still image of the printed artifact. The still image has a resolution that is higher than that of the image frames in the video. The system will save the captured still images to a computer-readable file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Phillip J. Emmett, Raja Bala, Michael R. Furst, Lina Fu
  • Patent number: 9213701
    Abstract: An embodiment generally relates to systems and methods for electronically auto-filing and retrieving erasable paper document documents configured for ultraviolet (UV) imaging. A device can automatically generate an electronic version of the erasable paper document and store the electronic version in a database. A user can search the database for the electronic version with identification information associated with the erasable paper document, upon which the systems and methods can retrieve the electronic version of the erasable paper document for the user. The electronic version of the erasable paper document can be re-rendered either as a new erasable paper document, for display to the user, or other renderings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raja Bala, Francis K. Tse, George Cunha Cardoso, Tonya L. Love, Fritz F. Ebner, Michael R. Furst
  • Patent number: 9214137
    Abstract: A system and method of rendering in real time a virtual object onto a viewfinder display, the method comprising determining one or more scene properties of a scene on a viewfinder display of a device, receiving a virtual object for insertion into the scene, determining a location for placing the virtual object within the scene, determining a first appearance of the virtual object based on the one or more scene properties, and inserting the virtual object with the first appearance into the scene depicted on the viewfinder display of the device based on the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raja Bala, Hengzhou Ding, Yonghui Zhao, Michael R. Furst, Pramod Sankar Kompalli
  • Publication number: 20150317411
    Abstract: A method and system for creating a customized package design. Package design and preference information related to a shape of the package design is received. The preference information includes user-specified information related to one or more levels of one or more structural attributes of the package design. A detailed design is generated that incorporates the user-specified information and a detailed design file is generated and output. Generation of the detailed design includes identifying functional elements associated with the package that correspond to the user-specified information and altering at least one physical characteristic of the identified functional elements based upon the preference information, and incorporating the altered physical characteristic into the detailed design. A determination can be made as to whether the altered detailed design satisfies any constraints associated with the package being design, and the detailed design file can be updated accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael R. Furst, Charles Donahue Rizzolo, William J. Hannaway, Stephen C. Morgana, Reiner Eschbach
  • Publication number: 20150301590
    Abstract: A method for computing output using a non-contact (invisible) input signal includes acquiring depth data of a scene captured by a depth-capable sensor. The method includes generating a temporal series of depth maps corresponding to the depth data. The method includes generating at least one volumetric attribute from the depth data. The method includes generating an output based on the volumetric attribute to control actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael R. Furst, Edgar A. Bernal, Robert P. Loce, Lalit K. Mestha
  • Patent number: 9137232
    Abstract: A document presentation system routes a document having sensitive data to various users, wherein the various users have different levels of permission to access the sensitive data. When any user displays the document on a display of an electronic device, the display will show document so that sensitive data is replaced with an augmented reality (AR) marker. The AR marker may include a descriptor of the class of data to which the sensitive data belongs. The system will also display an AR overlay for each AR marker. For each user, the AR overlay for each AR marker will include none, some, or all of the sensitive data corresponding to the AR marker. The amount of the sensitive data that will be displayed will depend on the user's authorization level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Reiner Eschbach, Raja Bala, Saurabh Prabhat, Michael R. Furst
  • Publication number: 20150199719
    Abstract: A method of providing targeted communications within a hyper-local domain from a first user to a second user, the method including receiving a communication from a first device, the first communication related to the hyper-local domain, receiving an input from a second device, comparing the input to the communication, and transmitting the communication to the second device, a third device, or combinations thereof, based on the comparing of the input to the communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Shanmuga-nathan Gnasasambandam, Michael R. Furst, Naveen Sharma
  • Publication number: 20150200922
    Abstract: A document presentation system routes a document having sensitive data to various users, wherein the various users have different levels of permission to access the sensitive data. When any user displays the document on a display of an electronic device, the display will show document so that sensitive data is replaced with an augmented reality (AR) marker. The AR marker may include a descriptor of the class of data to which the sensitive data belongs. The system will also display an AR overlay for each AR marker. For each user, the AR overlay for each AR marker will include none, some, or all of the sensitive data corresponding to the AR marker. The amount of the sensitive data that will be displayed will depend on the user's authorization level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Reiner Eschbach, Raja Bala, Saurabh Prabhat, Michael R. Furst
  • Patent number: 9075803
    Abstract: An embodiment generally relates to systems and methods for electronically auto-filing and retrieving erasable paper document documents configured for ultraviolet (UV) imaging. A device can embed a machine readable code on an erasable paper document, or can detect a machine readable code preprinted on the document. An electronic version of the erasable paper document along with the machine readable code can be stored in a database. When the machine readable code is later detected on a rendered document, the electronic version corresponding to the machine readable code can be retrieved from storage. The erasable paper document can be re-rendered using the retrieved electronic version either as a new erasable paper document, for display to the user, or other renderings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: George Cunha Cardoso, Raja Bala, Tonya L. Love, Francis K. Tse, Fritz F. Ebner, Michael R. Furst
  • Patent number: 9058757
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for image or video personalization with selectable effects. Image data, which can include video sequences or digital still images, can be received in a graphical personalization tool to perform various image processing and related operations to insert personalized objects into the image data. In aspects, the personalized object(s) can be or include graphical inputs such as, for instance, textual information, graphical information, and/or other visual objects. The graphical personalization tool can automatically perform one or more processing stages in the image path, such as identifying key regions in a still image and/or key frames in a video sequence, in which personalized objects will be generated and inserted. Personalized objects can be extended to additional regions of a still image, can be animated across multiple still images, and/or can be extended to additional frames of a video sequence, all on an automated or user-assisted basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raja Bala, Hengzhou Ding, Michael R. Furst, Reuven J. Sherwin
  • Patent number: 9020834
    Abstract: A method of providing targeted communications within a hyper-local domain from a first user to a second user, the method including receiving a communication from a first device, the first communication related to the hyper-local domain, receiving an input from a second device, comparing the input to the communication, and transmitting the communication to the second device, a third device, or combinations thereof, based on the comparing of the input to the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Shanmuganathan Gnanasambandam, Michael R. Furst, Naveen Sharma
  • Publication number: 20150077788
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing the rendering of documents in a rendering queue. In general, a set of criteria can be established for ranking a group of rendering jobs in a rendering queue. One or more jobs among the group of rendering jobs can be identified, which potentially constitutes a low value document. An alert can then be generated indicating that one or more of such jobs is potentially a low value document. Thereafter, a particular action can be instituted with respect to the identified job(s) if it is confirmed based on the alert that the identified job(s) is a low value document. Such a particular action can involve, for example, rendering (e.g., printing) the idenfitied job(s), modifying the idenfied job(s), preventing rendering of the identified job(s), etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: George A. Gibson, Michael R. Furst