Patents by Inventor Tarek A. El Dokor

Tarek A. El Dokor 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: 11367220
    Abstract: A method and system for calibrating a lens. The method includes defining a plurality of omni-symmetrical regions within the lens, determining one or more localized lens parameters associated with each of the plurality of omni-symmetrical regions, and defining a localized set of calibration parameters for each of the plurality of omni-symmetrical region. The localized set of calibration parameters may then be employed in a computational image application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster
  • Patent number: 11366513
    Abstract: Various methods and apparatuses are provided to determine an occurrence of a first user indication and determine a plurality of Points of Interest (POI) corresponding to the first user indication, and to determine an occurrence of a second user indication and responsively determine a narrowed POI from the plurality of POIs. An action corresponding to the narrowed POI and the first and/or second user indication is determined and effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., EDGE 3 TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Yamamoto, Pedram Vaghefinazari, Tarek A. El Dokor, Jordan Cluster
  • Patent number: 11321864
    Abstract: A method and system for dimensioning an object are provided. A system for dimensioning an object includes a camera associated with a dimensioning device for acquiring an image of a scene including an object to be dimensioned, and a display associated with the dimensioning device for displaying the scene acquired by the camera. A first indicator is displayed on the display indicative of a first desired position of the object to be dimensioned, and a second indicator is displayed on the display indicative of a second desired position of the object to be dimensioned. A processor is provided for receiving the scene acquired by the camera, the first indicator, and the second indicator, and for determining one or more dimensions of the object to be dimensioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, James Holmes
  • Patent number: 11275447
    Abstract: A user, such as the driver of a vehicle, to retrieve information related to a point of interest (POI) near the vehicle by pointing at the POI or performing some other gesture to identify the POI. Gesture recognition is performed on the gesture to generate a target region that includes the POI that the user identified. After generating the target region, information about the POI can be retrieved by querying a server-based POI service with the target region or by searching in a micromap that is stored locally. The retrieved POI information can then be provided to the user via a display and/or speaker in the vehicle. This process beneficially allows a user to rapidly identify and retrieve information about a POI near the vehicle without having to navigate a user interface by manipulating a touchscreen or physical buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., EDGE 3 TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Pedram Vaghefinazari, Stuart Masakazu Yamamoto, Tarek A. El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, James E. Holmes
  • Patent number: 11256372
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for creating an adaptive mosaic pixel-wise virtual Bayer pattern. The method may include receiving a plurality of monochromatic images from an array of imaging elements, creating a reference ordered set at infinity from the plurality of monochromatic images, running a demosaicing process on the reference ordered set, and creating a color image from the demosaiced ordered set. One or more offset artifacts resulting from the demosaicing process may be computed at a distance other than infinity, the ordered set may be modified in accordance with the computed offsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Joshua King, Roger Hauptman
  • Patent number: 11243613
    Abstract: A method includes monitoring a plurality of system inputs, and detecting a behavioral pattern performed by a user and associated with the plurality of system inputs, When the behavioral pattern is detected, the method includes associating, in a memory, a gesture with at least one action, the at least one action being determined by the plurality of system inputs, and, upon detecting the gesture, executing the action associated with the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., EDGE 3 TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Masakazu Yamamoto, Tarek A. El Dokor
  • Patent number: 11237637
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing gesture recognition. In one embodiment of the invention, the method includes the steps of receiving one or more raw frames from one or more cameras, each of the one or more raw frames representing a time sequence of images, determining one or more regions of the one or more received raw frames that comprise highly textured regions, segmenting the one or more determined highly textured regions in accordance textured features thereof to determine one or more segments thereof, determining one or more regions of the one or more received raw frames that comprise other than highly textured regions, and segmenting the one or more determined other than highly textured regions in accordance with color thereof to determine one or more segments thereof. One or more of the segments are then tracked through the one or more raw frames representing the time sequence of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies
    Inventors: Tarek A. El Dokor, Joshua T. King
  • Patent number: 11212511
    Abstract: Multiview calibration is essential for accurate three-dimensional computation. However, multiview calibration can not be accurate enough because of the tolerances required in some of the intrinsic and extrinsic parameters that are associated with the calibration process, along with fundamental imperfections that are associated with the manufacturing and assembly process itself. As a result, residual error in calibration is left over, with no known methods to mitigate such errors. Residual error mitigation is presented in this work to address the shortcomings that are associated with calibration of multiview camera systems. Residual error mitigation may be performed inline with a given calibration approach, or may be presented as a secondary processing step that is more application specific. Residual error mitigation aims at modifying the original parameters that have been estimated during an initial calibration process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, Joshua King, James Holmes, Milind Subhash Gide
  • Patent number: 11169618
    Abstract: A gesture control system includes a processor, the processor in communication with a plurality of sensors. The processor is configured to perform the steps of detecting, using the plurality of sensors, a gesture in a volume occupied by a plurality of occupants, analyzing a prior knowledge to associate the gesture with one of the plurality of occupants, and generating an output, the output being determined by the gesture and the one of the plurality of occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., EDGE 3 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Stuart Yamamoto, Matt Conway, Graeme Asher, Matt McElvogue, Churu Yun, Tarek El Dokor, Josh King, James E. Holmes, Jordan Cluster
  • Publication number: 20210287053
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing image data is provided. The method includes the steps of employing a main processing network for classifying one or more features of the image data, employing a monitor processing network for determining one or more confusing classifications of the image data, and spawning a specialist processing network to process image data associated with the one or more confusing classifications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventor: Tarek El Dokor
  • Patent number: 11120576
    Abstract: A method and system for calibration parameter validation. The method includes performing a camera calibration generating a calibration result, applying a coarse pass-fail criteria to the calibration result and rejecting the camera if the calibration result does not pass the coarse pass fail-criteria. The method further includes applying a fine pass-fail criteria based upon at least information stored at a central repository to the calibration result if the calibration result passes the coarse pass-fail criteria, rejecting the camera if the calibration result does not pass the fine pass fail-criteria, accepting the camera if the calibration result passes the fine pass fail-criteria, and entering the calibration result into the central repository. The information stored at the central repository includes key performance indicator/key performance metric information for one or more measured parameters of the calibration result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster, Milind Subhash Gide
  • Publication number: 20210191521
    Abstract: A gesture control system includes a processor, the processor in communication with a plurality of sensors. The processor is configured to perform the steps of detecting, using the plurality of sensors, a gesture in a volume occupied by a plurality of occupants, analyzing a prior knowledge to associate the gesture with one of the plurality of occupants, and generating an output, the output being determined by the gesture and the one of the plurality of occupants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Stuart Yamamoto, Matt Conway, Graeme Asher, Matt McElvogue, Churu Yun, Tarek El Dokor, Josh King, James E. Holmes, Jordan Cluster
  • Publication number: 20210181834
    Abstract: Various methods and apparatuses are provided to determine an occurrence of a first user indication and determine a plurality of Points of Interest (POI) corresponding to the first user indication, and to determine an occurrence of a second user indication and responsively determine a narrowed POI from the plurality of POIs. An action corresponding to the narrowed POI and the first and/or second user indication is determined and effected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Stuart YAMAMOTO, Pedram VAGHEFINAZARI, Tarek A. EL DOKOR, Jordan CLUSTER
  • Patent number: 11023784
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing image data is provided. The method includes the steps of employing a main processing network for classifying one or more features of the image data, employing a monitor processing network for determining one or more confusing classifications of the image data, and spawning a specialist processing network to process image data associated with the one or more confusing classifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Tarek El Dokor
  • Patent number: 10936050
    Abstract: Various methods and apparatuses are provided to determine an occurrence of a first user indication and determine a plurality of Points of Interest (POI) corresponding to the first user indication, and to determine an occurrence of a second user indication and responsively determine a narrowed POI from the plurality of POIs. An action corresponding to the narrowed POI and the first and/or second user indication is determined and effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., EDGE3 TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Yamamoto, Pedram Vaghefinazari, Tarek A. El Dokor, Jordan Cluster
  • Publication number: 20210049748
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for segmenting an image are provided. The method may include the steps of clustering pixels from one of a plurality of images into one or more segments, determining one or more unstable segments changing by more than a predetermined threshold from a prior of the plurality of images, determining one or more segments transitioning from an unstable to a stable segment, determining depth for one or more of the one or more segments that have changed by more than the predetermined threshold, determining depth for one or more of the one or more transitioning segments, and combining the determined depth for the one or more unstable segments and the one or more transitioning segments with a predetermined depth of all segments changing less than the predetermined threshold from the prior of the plurality of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster
  • Patent number: 10909426
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing image data is provided. The method includes the steps of employing a main processing network for classifying one or more features of the image data, employing a monitor processing network for determining one or more confusing classifications of the image data, and spawning a specialist processing network to process image data associated with the one or more confusing classifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Tarek El Dokor
  • Patent number: 10860116
    Abstract: A gesture control system includes a processor, the processor in communication with a plurality of sensors. The processor is configured to perform the steps of detecting, using the plurality of sensors, a gesture in a volume occupied by a plurality of occupants, analyzing a prior knowledge to associate the gesture with one of the plurality of occupants, and generating an output, the output being determined by the gesture and the one of the plurality of occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., EDGE 3 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Stuart Yamamoto, Matt Conway, Graeme Asher, Matt McElvogue, Churu Yun, Tarek El Dokor, Josh King, James E. Holmes, Jordan Cluster
  • Patent number: 10846844
    Abstract: A novel disparity computation technique is presented which comprises multiple orthogonal disparity maps, generated from approximately orthogonal decomposition feature spaces, collaboratively generating a composite disparity map. Using an approximately orthogonal feature set extracted from such feature spaces produces an approximately orthogonal set of disparity maps that can be composited together to produce a final disparity map. Various methods for dimensioning scenes and are presented. One approach extracts the top and bottom vertices of a cuboid, along with the set of lines, whose intersections define such points. It then defines a unique box from these two intersections as well as the associated lines. Orthographic projection is then attempted, to recenter the box perspective. This is followed by the extraction of the three-dimensional information that is associated with the box, and finally, the dimensions of the box are computed. The same concepts can apply to hallways, rooms, and any other object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Jordan Cluster
  • Patent number: 10845890
    Abstract: A gesture-enabled keyboard and method are defined. The gesture-enabled keyboard includes a keyboard housing including one or more keyboard keys for typing, a pair of stereo camera sensors mounted within the keyboard housing, a field of view of the pair of stereo camera sensors projecting substantially perpendicularly to the plane of the keyboard housing, and a pair of micro-electronic machines, each of the micro-electronic machines being coupled with, and adapted to adjust a position of a corresponding one of the pair of stereo cameras. A background of the field of view is updated when one or more alternative input devices are in use. A gesture region including a plurality of interaction zones and a virtual membrane defining a region of transition from one of the plurality of interaction zones to another of the plurality of interaction zones is defined within the field of view of the pair of stereo camera sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Tarek El Dokor