Patents by Inventor Tianyi Mao

Tianyi Mao 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: 20230245535
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to self-checkout verification at a retail facility. In some embodiments, there is provided a system for self-checkout verification at a retail facility including a first optical imaging unit; and a control circuit. The control circuit configured to: receive purchase receipt data; receive one or more images of the items in the container; and execute a machine learning model trained to: perform item detection, item classification, and item verification of each item shown in the one or more images; and output electronic data corresponding to an electronic receipt of the items in the container. The control circuit may automatically detect each unpaid item in the container based on a comparison of the purchase receipt data with the electronic data; and provide an alert signal in response to automatically detecting an unpaid item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Zhichun Xiao, Lingfeng Zhang, Yutao Tang, Mingquan Yuan, Tianyi Mao, Han Zhang, Chunmei Wang, Feiyun Zhu, Zhaoliang Duan, Yanmei Jin, Jing Wang, Wei Wang, Ranran Cao, Zhiwei Huang
  • Publication number: 20220383383
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods relating to checking and confirming merchandise purchased at shopping facilities. In one form, the system includes: a shopping cart containing merchandise items to be purchased; a sales transaction database; a point-of-sales system that creates transaction records identified by transaction identifiers; and a mobile device used by an employee that includes a sensor to scan a paper or digital receipt to obtain the transaction identifier and a camera to capture images of the items in the shopping cart. The system also includes a control circuit that receives the transaction identifier, accesses the database using the identifier to determine the purchased items; analyzes the images of the merchandise items in the shopping cart and creates a computer vision receipt listing detected items; compares the purchased items with the detected items; and takes an action if there is a discrepancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Zhichun XIAO, Lingfeng ZHANG, Yao LIU, Jon HAMMER, Yutao TANG, Sicong FANG, Haining LIU, Yijing SUN, Mingquan YUAN, Shouyi ZHANG, Pingjian YU, Ryan B. REAGAN, Tianyi MAO, Shangeetha RAVICHANDRAN SUSSEELAA, Zhenyu WANG, Feiyun ZHU
  • Publication number: 20220343668
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to detecting inbound and outbound traffic. In some embodiments, there is provided a system for detecting inbound and outbound traffic at a facility including a video camera and a control circuit configured to detect a human and estimate a location of the human; determine whether the detected human is inbound or outbound the facility based on a relative movement of the detected human within a first region, a second region, and a third region; and transmit data based on the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Yi Ding, Joseph Duffy, Jiankun Liu, Tianyi Mao, Ryan B. Reagan, Zhichun Xiao, Jinhan Zhang, Shouyi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210019725
    Abstract: A transaction record is created showing a purchase transaction of a customer. A CV profile showing a list of items in the transaction obtained from images is also obtained. The items in the transaction record are compared to items on the list. When there is a discrepancy, an action to take is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Zhichun Xiao, Lingfeng Zhang, Jon Hammer, Joseph Duffy, Yao Liu, Sicong Fang, Xiang Yao, Pingyuan Wang, Yu Tao, Tianyi Mao, Yutao Tang, Feiyun Zhu, Han Zhang, Chunmei Wang, Pingjian Yu, Muzzammil Afroz, Haining Liu
  • Publication number: 20200380252
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to detecting egress. In some embodiments, there is provided a system for detecting egress at an entrance including a video camera; a computer; a network; and a control circuit configured to receive live video footage; detect a human and estimate a location of the human; track a location and movement of a detected human; determine that the detected human has moved from a first region to a second region and to a third region; and transmit an alert message that indicates that the human has exited the retail facility through the entrance area. In some embodiments, the systems and methods may be configured to comply with privacy requirements which may vary between jurisdictions. For example, before any recording, collection, capturing or processing of user images (e.g., video image, video footage, etc.), a “consent to capture” process may be implemented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Yi Ding, Joseph Duffy, Jiankun Liu, Tianyi Mao, Ryan B. Reagan, Zhichun Xiao, Jinhan Zhang, Shouyi Zhang