Patents by Inventor Weihong Yin

Weihong Yin 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: 20190251537
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for monitoring a point of sale (POS) transaction. Operations performed by the methods and systems include generating POS primitives by processing non-video data of a transaction recorded at POS terminal. The operations also include generating video primitives by processing video data of the transaction recorded at the POS terminal. The operations further include determining that the transaction comprises an exceptional transaction by comparing the non-video data and/or the video data to exceptional transaction rules. Additionally, the operations include determining that the exceptional transaction comprises a verified exceptional transaction by generating a video event based on the video primitives and a corresponding video rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Alan J. Lipton, Peter L. Venetianer, Li Yu, Yongtong Hu, W. Andrew Scanlon, Zhong Zhang, Weihong Yin
  • Patent number: 10347101
    Abstract: A video surveillance system is set up, calibrated, tasked, and operated. The system extracts video primitives and extracts event occurrences from the video primitives using event discriminators. The system can undertake a response, such as an alarm, based on extracted event occurrences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: AVIGILON FORTRESS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter L. Venetianer, Alan J. Lipton, Yongtong Hu, Andrew J. Martone, Weihong Yin, Li Yu, Zhong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190057250
    Abstract: A method and system using face tracking and object tracking is disclosed. The method and system use face tracking, location, and/or recognition to enhance object tracking, and use object tracking and/or location to enhance face tracking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Paul C. Brewer, Dana Eubanks, Himaanshu Gupta, W. Andrew Scanlon, Peter L. Venetianer, Weihong Yin, Li Yu, Zhong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190037179
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media for creating and using video analysis rules that are based on map data are disclosed. A sensor(s), such as a video camera, can track and monitor a geographic location, such as a road, pipeline, or other location or installation. A video analytics engine can receive video streams from the sensor, and identify a location of the imaged view in a geo-registered map space, such as a latitude-longitude defined map space. A user can operate a graphical user interface to draw, enter, select, and/or otherwise input on a map a set of rules for detection of events in the monitored scene, such as tripwires and areas of interest. When tripwires, areas of interest, and/or other features are approached or crossed, the engine can perform responsive actions, such as generating an alert and sending it to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Zeeshan Rasheed, Dana Eubanks, Weihong Yin, Zhong Zhang, Kyle Glowacki, Allison Beach
  • Publication number: 20180322750
    Abstract: A video surveillance system is set up, calibrated, tasked, and operated. The system extracts video primitives and extracts event occurrences from the video primitives using event discriminators. The system can undertake a response, such as an alarm, based on extracted event occurrences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Peter L. Venetianer, Alan J. Lipton, Yongtong Hu, Andrew J. Martone, Weihong Yin, Li Yu, Zhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10110856
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media for creating and using video analysis rules that are based on map data are disclosed. A sensor(s), such as a video camera, can track and monitor a geographic location, such as a road, pipeline, or other location or installation. A video analytics engine can receive video streams from the sensor, and identify a location of the imaged view in a geo-registered map space, such as a latitude-longitude defined map space. A user can operate a graphical user interface to draw, enter, select, and/or otherwise input on a map a set of rules for detection of events in the monitored scene, such as tripwires and areas of interest. When tripwires, areas of interest, and/or other features are approached or crossed, the engine can perform responsive actions, such as generating an alert and sending it to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AVIGILON FORTRESS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zeeshan Rasheed, Dana Eubanks, Weihong Yin, Zhong Zhang, Kyle Glowacki, Allison Beach
  • Patent number: 10026285
    Abstract: A video surveillance system is set up, calibrated, tasked, and operated. The system extracts video primitives and extracts event occurrences from the video primitives using event discriminators. The system can undertake a response, such as an alarm, based on extracted event occurrences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: AVIGILON FORTRESS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter L. Venetianer, Alan J. Lipton, Yongtong Hu, Andrew J. Martone, Weihong Yin, Li Yu, Zhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 9936170
    Abstract: A content analysis engine receives video input and performs analysis of the video input to produce one or more gross change primitives. A view engine coupled to the content analysis engine receives the one or more gross change primitives from the content analysis engine and provides view identification information. A rules engine coupled to the view engine receives the view identification information from the view engine and provides one or more rules based on the view identification information. An inference engine performs video analysis based on the one or more rules provided by the rules engine and the one or more gross change primitives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: AVIGILON FORTRESS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Weihong Yin, Andrew J. Chosak, John I. W. Clark, Geoffrey Egnal, Matthew F. Frazier, Niels Haering, Alan J. Lipton, Donald G. Madden, Michael C. Mannebach, Gary W. Myers, James S. Sfekas, Peter L. Venetianer, Zhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 9892606
    Abstract: A video surveillance system extracts video primitives and extracts event occurrences from the video primitives using event discriminators. The system can undertake a response, such as an alarm, based on extracted event occurrences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: AVIGILON FORTRESS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter L. Venetianer, Alan J. Lipton, Andrew J. Chosak, Matthew F. Frazier, Niels Haering, Gary W. Myers, Weihong Yin, Zhong Zhang, Robert Cutting
  • Patent number: 9858474
    Abstract: A method and system using face tracking and object tracking is disclosed. The method and system use face tracking, location, and/or recognition to enhance object tracking, and use object tracking and/or location to enhance face tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: AVIGILON FORTRESS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul C. Brewer, Dana Eubanks, Himaanshu Gupta, W. Andrew Scanlon, Peter L. Venetianer, Weihong Yin, Li Yu, Zhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 9646212
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for performing video content analysis to detect humans or other objects of interest a video image is disclosed. The detection of humans may be used to count a number of humans, to determine a location of each human and/or perform crowd analyses of monitored areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: AVIGILON FORTRESS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhong Zhang, Weihong Yin, Peter Venetianer
  • Patent number: 9591267
    Abstract: A sensing device includes: a video imager to obtain a video; a processing unit to receive and process the video from the video imager; and a communication channel to output non-imagery signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: AVIGILON FORTRESS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alan J. Lipton, Bruce Thompson, John I. W. Clark, P├ęter L. Venetianer, Zhong Zhang, Li Yu, Weihong Yin, Steve Titus, Amit Mistry, James Morris
  • Publication number: 20160379061
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for performing video content analysis to detect humans or other objects of interest a video image is disclosed. The detection of humans may be used to count a number of humans, to determine a location of each human and/or perform crowd analyses of monitored areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Zhong Zhang, Weihong Yin, Peter Venetianer
  • Publication number: 20160275766
    Abstract: A video surveillance system is set up, calibrated, tasked, and operated. The system extracts video primitives and extracts event occurrences from the video primitives using event discriminators. The system can undertake a response, such as an alarm, based on extracted event occurrences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Peter L. Venetianer, Alan J. Lipton, Yongtong Hu, Andrew J. Martone, Weihong Yin, Li Yu, Zhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 9443143
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for performing video content analysis to detect humans or other objects of interest a video image is disclosed. The detection of humans may be used to count a number of humans, to determine a location of each human and/or perform crowd analyzes of monitored areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: AVIGILON FORTRESS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhong Zhang, Weihong Yin, Peter Venetianer
  • Publication number: 20160253648
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for monitoring a point of sale (POS) transaction. Operations performed by the methods and systems include generating POS primitives by processing non-video data of a transaction recorded at the POS terminal. The operations also include generating video primitives by processing video data of the transaction recorded at the POS terminal. The operations further include determining that the transaction comprises and exceptional transaction by comparing the non-video data and/or the video data to exceptional transaction rules. Additionally, the operations include determining that that exceptional transaction comprises a verified exceptional transaction by generating a video event based on the vide primitives and a corresponding video rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Alan J. Lipton, Peter L. Venetianer, Li Yu, Yongtong Hu, W. Andrew Scanlon, Zhong Zhang, Weihong Yin
  • Patent number: 9378632
    Abstract: A video surveillance system is set up, calibrated, tasked, and operated. The system extracts video primitives and extracts event occurrences from the video primitives using event discriminators. The system can undertake a response, such as an alarm, based on extracted event occurrences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: AVIGILON FORTRESS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter L. Venetianer, Alan J. Lipton, Yongtong Hu, Andrew J. Martone, Weihong Yin, Li Yu, Zhong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20160165193
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media for creating and using video analysis rules that are based on map data are disclosed. A sensor(s), such as a video camera, can track and monitor a geographic location, such as a road, pipeline, or other location or installation. A video analytics engine can receive video streams from the sensor, and identify a location of the imaged view in a geo-registered map space, such as a latitude-longitude defined map space. A user can operate a graphical user interface to draw, enter, select, and/or otherwise input on a map a set of rules for detection of events in the monitored scene, such as tripwires and areas of interest. When tripwires, areas of interest, and/or other features are approached or crossed, the engine can perform responsive actions, such as generating an alert and sending it to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Zeeshan Rasheed, Dana Eubanks, Weihong Yin, Zhong Zhang, Kyle Glowacki, Allison Beach
  • Publication number: 20160165191
    Abstract: A method for predicting when an object will arrive at a boundary includes receiving visual media captured by a camera. An object in the visual media is identified. One or more parameters related to the object are detected based on analysis of the visual media. It is predicted when the object will arrive at a boundary using the one or more parameters. An alert is transmitted to a user indicating when the object is predicted to arrive at the boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Zeeshan Rasheed, Weihong Yin, Zhong Zhang, Kyle Glowacki, Allison Beach
  • Publication number: 20160165187
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems, devices, and computer-implemented methods for performing automated visual surveillance by obtaining video camera coordinates determined using video data, video camera metadata, and/or digital elevation models, obtaining a surveillance rule associated with rule coordinates, identifying a video camera that is associated with video camera coordinates that include at least part of the rule coordinates, and transmitting the surveillance rule to a computing device associated with the video camera. The rule coordinates can be automatically determined based on received coordinates of an object. Additionally, the surveillance rule can be generated based on instructions from a user in a natural language syntax.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Zeeshan Rasheed, Dana Eubanks, Weihong Yin, Zhong Zhang, Kyle Glowacki, Allison Beach