Patents by Inventor Yihong Gong

Yihong Gong 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: 8538200
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for generating super resolution images by building a set of multi-resolution bases from one or more training images; estimating a sparse resolution-invariant representation of an image, and reconstructing one or more missing patches at any resolution level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinjun Wang, Shenghuo Zhu, Yihong Gong
  • Patent number: 8402369
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for summarizing multiple documents by generating a model of the documents as a mixture of document clusters, each document in turn having a mixture of sentences, wherein the model simultaneously representing summarization information and document cluster structure; and determining a loss function for evaluating the model and optimizing the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shenghuo Zhu, Dingding Wang, Yun Chi, Yihong Gong
  • Patent number: 8374442
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to classify an input image by determining a spatial-pyramid image representation based on sparse coding; determining a descriptor for each interest point in the input image; encoding the descriptor; and applying max pooling to form the spatial pyramid representation of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Yu, Jianchao Yang, Yihong Gong
  • Patent number: 8346708
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to analyze a social network by generating a data tensor from social networking data; applying a non-negative tensor factorization (NTF) with user prior knowledge and preferences to generate a core tensor and facet matrices; and rendering information to social networking users based on the core tensor and facet matrices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Yun Chi, Shenghuo Zhu, Koji Hino, Yihong Gong
  • Patent number: 8345962
    Abstract: A method and system for training a neural network of a visual recognition computer system, extracts at least one feature of an image or video frame with a feature extractor; approximates the at least one feature of the image or video frame with an auxiliary output provided in the neural network; and measures a feature difference between the extracted at least one feature of the image or video frame and the approximated at least one feature of the image or video frame with an auxiliary error calculator. A joint learner of the method and system adjusts at least one parameter of the neural network to minimize the measured feature difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Yu, Wei Xu, Yihong Gong
  • Patent number: 8335403
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for processing a low resolution image by performing a high resolution edge segment extraction on the low resolution image; performing an image super resolution on each edge segment; performing reconstruction constraint reinforcement; and generating a high quality image from the low quality image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shengyang Dai, Mei Han, Wei Xu, Ying Wu, Yihong Gong
  • Patent number: 8325981
    Abstract: A human tracking apparatus and method capable of highly accurately tracking the movement of persons photographed in moving images includes: an image memory 107 that stores an inputted frame image; a human detecting unit 101 that detects persons photographed in the inputted frame image; a candidate registering unit 106 that registers already detected persons as candidates; a similarity index calculating unit 102 that calculates similarity indices indicating the similarity between the persons detected in the inputted frame image and the registered candidates for two or more types of parameters based on the stored frame images in relation to all combinations of the persons and the candidates; a normalizing unit 103 that normalizes the similarity indices; an integrating unit 104 that integrates the normalized indices for each combination of the detected persons and the candidates; and a tracking unit 105 that identifies a person the same as an arbitrary candidate based on the similarity indices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Soft, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Ueki, Yihong Gong, Fengjun Lv
  • Patent number: 8311954
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining 3D human pose by generating an Appearance and Position Context (APC) local descriptor that achieves selectivity and invariance while requiring no background subtraction; jointly learning visual words and pose regressors in a supervised manner; and estimating the 3D human pose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Huazhong Ning, Wei Xu, Yihong Gong
  • Publication number: 20120134968
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising a mixture of at least one degradable hydrogel and at least one kind of degradable and surface cross-linked particle. The at least one kind of degradable and surface cross-linked particle comprises a material which degrades faster than the degradable hydrogel. The composition can further comprise one or more species of living cells. The invention relates also to a method of manufacturing the composition, as well as to a method of manufacturing a scaffold for tissue engineering using the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Dongan Wang, Kai Su, Yihong Gong, Ting Ting Lau
  • Patent number: 8131732
    Abstract: A system is disclosed with a collaborative filtering engine to predict an active user's ratings/interests/preferences on a set of new products/items. The predictions are based on an analysis the database containing the historical data of many users' ratings/interests/preferences on a large set of products/items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Yu, Shenghuo Zhu, Yihong Gong
  • Patent number: 8099381
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for factorizing high-dimensional data by simultaneously capturing factors for all data dimensions and their correlations in a factor model, wherein the factor model provides a parsimonious description of the data; and generating a corresponding loss function to evaluate the factor model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Yun Chi, Yihong Gong, Shenghuo Zhu
  • Patent number: 8098891
    Abstract: System and methods are disclosed to perform multi-human 3D tracking with a plurality of cameras. At each view, a module receives each camera output and provides 2D human detection candidates. A plurality of 2D tracking modules are connected to the CNNs, each 2D tracking module managing 2D tracking independently. A 3D tracking module is connected to the 2D tracking modules to receive promising 2D tracking hypotheses. The 3D tracking module selects trajectories from the 2D tracking modules to generate 3D tracking hypotheses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Fengjun Lv, Wei Xu, Yihong Gong
  • Patent number: 8090665
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to find dynamic social networks by applying a dynamic stochastic block model to generate one or more dynamic social networks, wherein the model simultaneously captures communities and their evolutions, and inferring best-fit parameters for the dynamic stochastic model with online learning and offline learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Tianbao Yang, Shenghuo Zhu, Yun Chi, Yihong Gong
  • Patent number: 7958064
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that performs active feature probing using data augmentation. Active feature probing is a means of actively gathering information when the existing information is inadequate for decision making. The data augmentation technique generates factitious data which complete the existing information. Using the factitious data, the system is able to estimate the reliability of classification, and determine the most informative feature to probe, then gathers the additional information. The features are sequentially probed until the system has adequate information to make the decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shenghuo Zhu, Yihong Gong
  • Patent number: 7941004
    Abstract: A computer implemented technique for producing super resolution images from ordinary images or videos containing a number of images wherein a number of non-smooth low resolution patches comprising an image are found using edge detection methodologies. The low resolution patches are then transformed using selected basis of a Radial Basis Function (RBF) and Gaussian process regression is used to generate high resolution patches using a trained model. The high resolution patches are then combined into a high resolution image or video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shenghuo Zhu, Mei Han, Yihong Gong
  • Patent number: 7870083
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to predict one or more missing elements from a partially-observed matrix by receiving one or more user item ratings; generating a model parameterized by matrices U, S, V; applying the model to display an item based on one or more predicted missing elements; and applying the model at run-time and determining UiTSVj.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shenghuo Zhu, Kai Yu, Yihong Gong
  • Patent number: 7860813
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for predicting operation risks of a vehicle. The method and system obtains a training data stream of vehicular dynamic parameters and logging crash time instances; partitions the data stream into units representing dimension vectors, labels the units that overlap the crash time instances as most dangerous; labels the units, which are furthest from the units that are labeled as most dangerous, as most safe; propagates the most dangerous and the most safe labeling information of the labeled units to units which are not labeled; estimates parameters of a danger-level function using the labeled and unlabeled units; and applies the danger-level function to an actual data stream of vehicular dynamic parameters to predict the operation risks of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinjun Wang, Shenghuo Zhu, Yihong Gong
  • Patent number: 7839292
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to predict driving danger by capturing vehicle dynamic parameter, driver physiological data and driver behavior feature; applying a learning algorithm to the features; and predicting driving danger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinjun Wang, Wei Xu, Yihong Gong
  • Publication number: 20100266159
    Abstract: A human tracking apparatus and method capable of highly accurately tracking the movement of persons photographed in moving images includes: an image memory 107 that stores an inputted frame image; a human detecting unit 101 that detects persons photographed in the inputted frame image; a candidate registering unit 106 that registers already detected persons as candidates; a similarity index calculating unit 102 that calculates similarity indices indicating the similarity between the persons detected in the inputted frame image and the registered candidates for two or more types of parameters based on the stored frame images in relation to all combinations of the persons and the candidates; a normalizing unit 103 that normalizes the similarity indices; an integrating unit 104 that integrates the normalized indices for each combination of the detected persons and the candidates; and a tracking unit 105 that identifies a person the same as an arbitrary candidate based on the similarity indices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: NEC Soft, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya UEKI, Yihong Gong, Fengjun Lv
  • Patent number: 7788264
    Abstract: Systems and methods for classifying documents each having zero or more links thereto include generating a link matrix; generating a document term matrix; and jointly factorizing the document term matrix and the link matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shenghuo Zhu, Kai Yu, Yun Chi, Yihong Gong