Patents by Inventor Philipp Schloter

Philipp Schloter 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: 10044938
    Abstract: Systems and methods of processing images of expense receipts are provided. Images of expense receipts are received from an image capture device and an image filter is used to process the images. The filtered images are displayed to the user in a real-time preview portion of a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ABUKAI, INC.
    Inventors: Philipp Schloter, Matthias Jacob
  • Publication number: 20170262471
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing standard real world to virtual world links may include a processing element configured to receive indications of an image including an object, determine whether the object corresponds to a particular object having a predefined association based on a recognition of the object, and execute a function corresponding to the predefined association in response to the object corresponding to the particular object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventor: Philipp SCHLOTER
  • Publication number: 20170255703
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an indication of information desired by a user is received, and a list of candidates for the desired information is provided for presentation on a mobile device of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventor: Philipp SCHLOTER
  • Patent number: 9678987
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing standard real world to virtual world links may include a processing element configured to receive indications of an image including an object, determine whether the object corresponds to a particular object having a predefined association based on a recognition of the object, and execute a function corresponding to the predefined association in response to the object corresponding to the particular object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Philipp Schloter
  • Patent number: 9600584
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an indication of information desired by a user is received, and a list of candidates for the desired information is provided for presentation on a mobile device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Philipp Schloter
  • Patent number: 9449347
    Abstract: Systems and methods of processing expense receipts are provided. Images of expense receipts are received from a user device. The images are processed to obtain receipt information. A list of user expenses is generated based on the receipt information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Abukai, Inc.
    Inventors: Philipp Schloter, Matthias Jacob
  • Publication number: 20140365472
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an indication of information desired by a user is received, and a list of candidates for the desired information is provided for presentation on a mobile device of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Philipp SCHLOTER
  • Patent number: 8849821
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer-readable storage medium are provided for providing a list of candidates that may provide information requested by a user. In this regard, an indication of information desired by a user may be received. The indication of the desired information may include media content associated with one or more objects in a real world and/or meta-information providing one or more characteristics associated with the media content, a mobile device and/or the user. A list of candidates for the desired information may then be presented to the user, such as upon a mobile device of the user. In response to an indication of a selection of the user from among the list of candidates or otherwise, an association may be created between the selection of the user and the indication of information desired by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Philipp Schloter
  • Patent number: 8775452
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing standard real world to virtual world links may include a processing element configured to receive indications of an image including an object, determine whether the object corresponds to a particular object having a predefined association based on a recognition of the object, and execute a function corresponding to the predefined association in response to the object corresponding to the particular object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Philipp Schloter
  • Publication number: 20140156653
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing standard real world to virtual world links may include a processing element configured to receive indications of an image including an object, determine whether the object corresponds to a particular object having a predefined association based on a recognition of the object, and execute a function corresponding to the predefined association in response to the object corresponding to the particular object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Philipp SCHLOTER
  • Patent number: 8635235
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing standard real world to virtual world links may include a processing element configured to receive indications of an image including an object, determine whether the object corresponds to a particular object having a predefined association based on a recognition of the object, and execute a function corresponding to the predefined association in response to the object corresponding to the particular object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Philipp Schloter
  • Patent number: 8548255
    Abstract: Various methods for visual search stability are provided. One example method includes determining a plurality of image matching distances for a captured object depicted in a video frame, where each image matching distance being indicative of a quality of a match between the captured object and a respective object match result. The example method further includes including, in a candidate pool, an indication of the object match results having image matching distances in a candidate region, discarding the object match results having image matching distances in a non-candidate region, and analyzing the object match results with image matching distances in a potential candidate region to include, in the candidate pool, indications of select object match results with image matching distances in the potential candidate region. Similar and related example methods and example apparatuses are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jiang Gao, Matthias Jacob, Philipp Schloter, Pasi Ruottinen
  • Publication number: 20120185368
    Abstract: Systems and methods of processing expense receipts are provided. Images of expense receipts are received from a user device. The images are processed to obtain receipt information. A list of user expenses is generated based on the receipt information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: ABUKAI, INC.
    Inventors: Philipp Schloter, Matthias Jacob
  • Publication number: 20120027301
    Abstract: A device for switching between code-based searching, optical character recognition (OCR) searching and visual searching is provided. The device includes a media content input for receiving media content from a camera or other element of the device and transferring this media content to a switch. Additionally, the device includes a meta-information input capable of receiving meta-information from an element of the device and transferring the meta-information to the switch. The switch is able to utilize the received media content and the meta-information to select and/or switch between a visual search algorithm, an OCR algorithm and a code-based algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: C. Philipp Schloter, Jiang Gao
  • Publication number: 20110255738
    Abstract: Various methods for visual search stability are provided. One example method includes determining a plurality of image matching distances for a captured object depicted in a video frame, where each image matching distance being indicative of a quality of a match between the captured object and a respective object match result. The example method further includes including, in a candidate pool, an indication of the object match results having image matching distances in a candidate region, discarding the object match results having image matching distances in a non-candidate region, and analyzing the object match results with image matching distances in a potential candidate region to include, in the candidate pool, indications of select object match results with image matching distances in the potential candidate region. Similar and related example methods and example apparatuses are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Jiang Gao, Matthias Jacob, Philipp Schloter, Pasi Ruottinen
  • Publication number: 20110249893
    Abstract: A method includes modifying values of image data of a first image of an object, the first image taken by a user using a user equipment. The modifying is performed to map one or more color characteristics of one or more color components of the user equipment to corresponding one or more color characteristics for the one or more color components of a reference device. The modifying creates a modified image. On the user equipment, comparisons are performed between the modified image and a number of second images of objects taken by the reference device. Apparatus and program products are also disclosed. Additionally, a user interface is disclosed that provides for training a device model that is used during the mapping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Adetokunbo Bamidele, Christophe Marle, Matthias Jacob, Jiang Gao, Philipp Schloter
  • Publication number: 20100325154
    Abstract: An approach is provided for the filtering user-generated image recognition content. An object data and associated location information are received. The object data represents an image of a physical object within a physical environment. Storage is initiated of the received object data and location information. The received object data is associated with a virtual environment corresponding to the physical environment. Approval is initiated of the received object data for inclusion in a filtered virtual environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: C. Philipp Schloter, Matthias Jacob
  • Publication number: 20090094289
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for facilitating a fast and efficient search. The apparatus may include a processor configured to receive and buffer a dataset based on the current location of a user, in a first buffer; receive and buffer another dataset based on the current location of the user and the direction of movement of the user, in a second buffer; search the dataset, based on the current location of the user, to identify an object from an image; and update buffers based on a change in location of the user, wherein updating buffers includes associating the second buffer with a current location and receive and buffer a dataset, based on the current location of the user and the direction of movement of the user, in the first buffer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Yingen Xiong, Xianglin Wang, Matthias Jacob, Jiang Gao, Philipp Schloter, Kari Pulli
  • Publication number: 20090083275
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for visually searching feature sets that are organized in a grid-like manner. As such, a feature set associated with a location-based grid area may be received. The location-based grid area may also be associated with the location of a device. After receiving query image features, a visual search may be performed by comparing the query image features with the feature set. The search results are then returned. By conducting the visual search within a feature set that is selected based upon the location of the device, the efficiency of the search can be enhanced and the search may potentially be performed by the device, such as a mobile device, itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Matthias Jacob, Wei-Chao Chen, Jiang Gao, Natasha Gelfand, Radek Grzeszczuk, Kari Pulli, Philipp Schloter, Xianglin Wang, Yingen Xiong
  • Publication number: 20080267504
    Abstract: A device for switching between code-based searching, optical character recognition (OCR) searching and visual searching is provided. The device includes a media content input for receiving media content from a camera or other element of the device and transferring this media content to a switch. Additionally, the device includes a meta-information input capable of receiving meta-information from an element of the device and transferring the meta-information to the switch. The switch is able to utilize the received media content and the meta-information to select and/or switch between a visual search algorithm, an OCR algorithm and a code-based algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: C. Philipp Schloter, Jiang Gao