Patents by Inventor Regan Blythe TOWAL

Regan Blythe TOWAL 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: 9549118
    Abstract: A method of blink and averted gaze avoidance with a camera includes detecting an averted gaze of a subject and/or one or more closed eyes of the subject in response to receiving an input to actuate a camera shutter. The method also includes scheduling actuation of the camera shutter to a future estimated time period to capture an image of the subject when a gaze direction of the subject is centered on the camera and/or both eyes of the subject are open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Regan Blythe Towal, Somdeb Majumdar
  • Publication number: 20170011281
    Abstract: Context-based priors are utilized in machine learning networks (e.g., neural networks) for detecting objects in images. The likely locations of objects are estimated based on context labels. A machine learning network identifies a context label of an entire image. Based on the, the network selects a set of likely regions for detecting objects of interest in the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel Hendricus Franciscus DIJKMAN, Regan Blythe TOWAL, Venkata Sreekanta Reddy ANNAPUREDDY
  • Publication number: 20160328644
    Abstract: A method of adaptively selecting a configuration for a machine learning process includes determining current system resources and performance specifications of a current system. A new configuration for the machine learning process is determined based at least in part on the current system resources and the performance specifications. The method also includes dynamically selecting between a current configuration and the new configuration based at least in part on the current system resources and the performance specifications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Dexu LIN, Venkata Sreekanta Reddy ANNAPUREDDY, Sachin Subhash TALATHI, Mark STASKAUSKAS, Aniket VARTAK, Regan Blythe TOWAL, David Jonathan JULIAN, Anthony SARAH
  • Publication number: 20160321540
    Abstract: A method of training a neural network model includes determining a specificity of multiple filters after a predetermined number of training iterations. The method also includes training each of the filters based on the specificity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventor: Regan Blythe TOWAL
  • Publication number: 20160321542
    Abstract: A method of biasing a deep neural network includes determining whether an element has an increased probability of being present in an input to the network. The method also includes adjusting a bias of activation functions of neurons in the network to increase sensitivity to the element. In one configuration, the bias is adjusted without adjusting weights of the network. The method further includes adjusting an output of the network based on the biasing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventor: Regan Blythe TOWAL
  • Publication number: 20160283864
    Abstract: Feature extraction includes determining a reference model for feature extraction and fine-tuning the reference model for different tasks. The method also includes storing a set of weight differences calculated during the fine-tuning. Each set may correspond to a different task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventor: Regan Blythe TOWAL
  • Publication number: 20160275414
    Abstract: A method of managing memory usage of a stored training set for classification includes calculating one or both of a first similarity metric and a second similarity metric. The first similarity metric is associated with a new training sample and existing training samples of a same class as the new training sample. The second similarity metric is associated with the new training sample and existing training samples of a different class than the new training sample. The method also includes selectively storing the new training sample in memory based on the first similarity metric, and/or the second similarity metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventor: Regan Blythe TOWAL
  • Patent number: 9418331
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for creating tags (static or dynamic) for input/output classes of a neural network model using supervised learning. The method includes augmenting a neural network model with a plurality of neurons and training the augmented network using spike timing dependent plasticity (STDP) to determine one or more tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vikram Gupta, Regan Blythe Towal, Victor Hokkiu Chan, Ravindra Manohar Patwardhan, Jeffrey Levin
  • Patent number: 9342782
    Abstract: A method of operating a spiking neural network having neurons coupled together with a synapse includes monitoring a timing of a presynaptic spike and monitoring a timing of a postsynaptic spike. The method also includes determining a time difference between the postsynaptic spike and the presynaptic spike. The method further includes calculating a stochastic update of a delay for the synapse based on the time difference between the postsynaptic spike and the presynaptic spike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jan Krzys Wegrzyn, Regan Blythe Towal, Benjamin Samuel Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20160055409
    Abstract: A method for classifying an object includes applying multiple confidence values to multiple objects. The method also includes determining a metric based on the multiple confidence values. The method further includes determining a classification of a first object from the multiple objects based on a knowledge-graph when the metric is above a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Somdeb MAJUMDAR, Regan Blythe TOWAL, Sachin Subhash TALATHI, David Jonathan JULIAN, Venkata Sreekanta Reddy ANNAPUREDDY
  • Publication number: 20150269481
    Abstract: Differential encoding in a neural network includes predicting an activation value for a neuron in the neural network based on at least one previous activation value for the neuron. The encoding further includes encoding a value based on a difference between the predicted activation value and an actual activation value for the neuron in the neural network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Venkata Sreekanta Reddy ANNAPUREDDY, David Jonathan JULIAN, Regan Blythe TOWAL, Yinyin LIU
  • Publication number: 20150256741
    Abstract: A method of blink and averted gaze avoidance with a camera includes detecting an averted gaze of a subject and/or one or more closed eyes of the subject in response to receiving an input to actuate a camera shutter. The method also includes scheduling actuation of the camera shutter to a future estimated time period to capture an image of the subject when a gaze direction of the subject is centered on the camera and/or both eyes of the subject are open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Regan Blythe TOWAL, Somdeb MAJUMDAR
  • Publication number: 20150242744
    Abstract: A method of operating a spiking neural network having neurons coupled together with a synapse includes monitoring a timing of a presynaptic spike and monitoring a timing of a postsynaptic spike. The method also includes determining a time difference between the postsynaptic spike and the presynaptic spike. The method further includes calculating a stochastic update of a delay for the synapse based on the time difference between the postsynaptic spike and the presynaptic spike.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jan Krzys WEGRZYN, Regan Blythe TOWAL, Benjamin Samuel SCHWARTZ
  • Publication number: 20150120626
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for creating tags (static or dynamic) for input/output classes of a neural network model using supervised learning. The method includes augmenting a neural network model with a plurality of neurons and training the augmented network using spike timing dependent plasticity (STDP) to determine one or more tags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vikram GUPTA, Regan Blythe TOWAL, Victor Hokkiu CHAN, Ravindra Manohar Patwardhan, Jeffrey LEVIN
  • Publication number: 20140258194
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for designing spike-timing dependent plasticity (STDP) curves whose parameter values are based on a set of equations. One example method generally includes operating an artificial nervous system by determining a set of equations based at least in part on a form of an STDP function defined by one or more parameters, determining values of the parameters for the STDP function based at least in part on the set of equations, and operating at least a portion of the artificial nervous system according to the STDP function having the determined parameter values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Regan Blythe TOWAL, Thomas Jiaqian ZHENG