Patents by Inventor Olivia R. Liu Sheng

Olivia R. Liu Sheng 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: 5615112
    Abstract: A method and system for retrieving images using a coupled knowledge-base/database is provided, the method comprising the steps of modeling structural knowledge by identifying classes and attributes of classes, determining relationships among the classes, operations for each classes; modeling heuristic and general procedural knowledge by acquiring heuristic rules for each class dependent on the application domain, specifying data processing procedures required by the heuristic rules acquired; modeling control knowledge by specifying intra-class-hierarchy searching paths, specifying intra-class-hierarchy searching paths, and representing the specified search paths in triggers for each class; and deriving a schema for the coupled database from the structural knowledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignees: Arizona Board of Regents, Toshiba Corporation
    Inventors: Olivia R. Liu Sheng, Chih-Ping Wei, Takeshi Ozeki