Patents by Inventor Yushi Jing

Yushi Jing 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: 20190114669
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying groups of local features in an image and presenting advertisement information associated with stored images that match one or more features within the group of local features are described. The techniques include providing an image, identifying a region of interest in the image, providing a user-selectable link associated with the region of interest in the image, receiving a request for the region of interest in the image via the user-selectable link, and presenting advertisement information associated with a stored image that matches one or more features within the requested region of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Yushi Jing, Shumeet Baluja
  • Publication number: 20190095465
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for enabling visual search for information. With each selection of an object included in an image, additional images that include visually similar objects are determined and presented to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Huan Zhai, Zhiyuan Zhang, Kevin Yushi Jing, Dmitry Olegovich Kislyuk
  • Publication number: 20190026268
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for associating still images and videos. One method includes receiving a plurality of images and a plurality of videos and determining whether the images are related to the videos. The determining includes, for an image and a video, extracting features from the image and extracting features frames of the video, and comparing the features to determine whether the image is related to the video. The method further includes maintaining a data store storing data associating each image with each video determined to be related to the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Ming Zhao, Yang Song, Hartwig Adam, Ullas Gargi, Yushi Jing, Henry Allan Rowley
  • Patent number: 10152728
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying groups of local features in an image and presenting advertisement information associated with stored images that match one or more features within the group of local features are described. The techniques include providing an image, identifying a region of interest in the image, providing a user-selectable link associated with the region of interest in the image, receiving a request for the region of interest in the image via the user-selectable link, and presenting advertisement information associated with a stored image that matches one or more features within the requested region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yushi Jing, Shumeet Baluja
  • Patent number: 10108620
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for associating still images and videos. One method includes receiving a plurality of images and a plurality of videos and determining whether the images are related to the videos. The determining includes, for an image and a video, extracting features from the image and extracting features frames of the video, and comparing the features to determine whether the image is related to the video. The method further includes maintaining a data store storing data associating each image with each video determined to be related to the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ming Zhao, Yang Song, Hartwig Adam, Ullas Gargi, Yushi Jing, Henry A. Rowley
  • Patent number: 9977816
    Abstract: A system determines ranking scores for objects based on “virtual” links defined for the objects. A link-based ranking score may then be calculated for the objects based on the virtual links. In one implementation, the virtual links are determined based on a metric of content-based similarity between the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yushi Jing, Henry Allan Rowley, Shumeet Baluja
  • Publication number: 20170308553
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for enabling dynamic selection of a search input. For example, rather than having a static search input box, the search input may be dynamically positioned such that it encompasses a portion of displayed information. For example, a user may touch a touch-based display using two fingers to invoke the dynamic search input and then determine a size and a position of the dynamic search input by moving their fingers on the display. An image segment that includes a representation of the encompassed portion of the displayed information is generated and processed to determine an object represented in the portion of the displayed information. Additional images with visually similar representations of objects are then determined and presented to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Kelei Xu, Naveen Gavini, Kevin Yushi Jing, Andrew Huan Zhai, Dmitry Olegovich Kislyuk, Adam Jay Barton, Marcelo Reis e Silva de Queiroz
  • Publication number: 20170220602
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for enabling visual search for information. With each selection of an object included in an image, additional images that include visually similar objects are determined and presented to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Pinterest, Inc.
    Inventors: Yushi Jing, Cai Wei
  • Publication number: 20170213248
    Abstract: Techniques are described for placing sponsored-content associated with an image. The techniques may include matching a first image for which a sponsored-content item is to be selected with a reference image. A sponsored-content item to be presented may be selected based on an association between the reference image with the sponsored-content item to be presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Yushi Jing, Shumeet Baluja
  • Patent number: 9654654
    Abstract: A server is configured to identify items of visual content; assign the identified items to clusters; assign the identified items, of a particular cluster, to layers; generate a document that includes information regarding the identified items arranged according to the clusters and the layers; and provide the document. The document may include, for the particular cluster, a first item, corresponding to one of the identified items assigned to a first layer, and second items, corresponding to multiple ones of the identified items assigned to a second layer. The size of the first item may be greater than a size of each of the second items. The first item may be presented on top of the second items, within the document, to at least partially cover the second items, where at least one of the second items is at least partially visible within the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yushi Jing, Wei Cai
  • Patent number: 9652462
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for associating still images and videos. One method includes receiving a plurality of images and a plurality of videos and determining whether the images are related to the videos. The determining includes, for an image and a video, extracting features from the image and extracting features frames of the video, and comparing the features to determine whether the image is related to the video. The method further includes maintaining a data store storing data associating each image with each video determined to be related to the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Zhao, Yang Song, Hartwig Adam, Ullas Gargi, Yushi Jing, Henry A. Rowley
  • Publication number: 20170097945
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for enabling dynamic selection of a search input. For example, rather than having a static search input box, the search input may be dynamically positioned such that it encompasses a portion of displayed information. An image segment that includes a representation of the encompassed portion of the displayed information is generated and processed to determine an object represented in the portion of the displayed information. Additional images with visually similar representations of objects are then determined and presented to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Kelei Xu, Naveen Gavini, Yushi Jing, Andrew Huan Zhai, Dmitry Olegovich Kislyuk
  • Patent number: 9594826
    Abstract: Co-selected images are labeled based on a topic score that is a measure of relevance of the co-selected image to a first topic to which a reference image belongs. The first topic to which the reference image belongs is identified based on a reference label associated with the reference image. The co-selected images are images that are selected for presentation subsequent to selection of the reference image during a user session. The co-selected images are identified based on selection data for user sessions in which the reference image was selected for presentation. The topic score is generated based on a frequency of selection of the co-selected image. Image search results for a second topic can be filtered to remove images that are labeled as belonging to the first topic or the image search results can be reordered to adjust the presentation positions at which images are referenced based on the topic to which the images belong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yushi Jing, Boon-Lock Yeo, Yong Zhang, Guang Hua Li, Gangjiang Li, Hui Li
  • Patent number: 9588990
    Abstract: Image similarity operations are performed in which a seed image is analyzed, and a set of semantic classifications are determined from analyzing the seed image. The set of semantic classifications can include multiple positive semantic classifications. A distance measure is determined that is specific to the set of semantic classifications. The seed image is compared to a collection of images using the distance measure. A set of similar images is determined from comparing the seed image to the collection of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Sergey Ioffe, Yushi Jing, Stephen C. Holiday
  • Patent number: 9589208
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for annotating of an image are disclosed. These include scoring the image using a plurality of trained classifiers, wherein each of the trained classifiers corresponds to at least one of a plurality of image groups clustered based upon image similarity, and wherein each image group is associated with a set of weighted labels; selecting one or more of the image groups based upon the scoring; aggregating one or more sets of weighted labels associated with the selected one or more image groups; and annotating the image using the aggregated one or more sets of weighted labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yushi Jing, Yi Liu, David Tsai
  • Patent number: 9449228
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining the location where an image was captured. In general, a device such as a smartphone may capture one or more images from a location, such as images of buildings, street signs and the like, and a central system may compare the submitted images to images in an image library to identify matches. The location of the match may then be provided back to the smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yushi Jing, Jian Yuan
  • Patent number: 9424338
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to functions used for retrieving image results based on search queries. More specifically, image search queries can be pre-grouped or classified based on visual and semantic similarity. For example, a pairwise image similarity value for a pair of queries can be computed based on one or more of the sum of all of the overlapping the image results, the sum of the image distances between all of the pairs of images in the image results, and the rank of each of the images in the image results. The pairwise image similarity values can then be used to generate image query clusters. Each image query clusters can include a set of queries with high pairwise image similarity values. In some examples, a distance function can be determined for each image query cluster. This data can be used to provide image results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yushi Jing, Michele Covell, Stephen C. Holiday
  • Patent number: 9355300
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a computer-implemented method that includes receiving a plurality of images having human faces. The method further includes generating a data structure having representations of the faces and associations that link the representations based on similarities in appearance between the faces. The method further includes outputting a first gender value for a first representation of a first face that indicates a gender of the first face based on one or more other gender values of one or more other representations of one or more other faces that are linked to the first representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Shumeet Baluja, Yushi Jing
  • Patent number: 9342583
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products are provided for ranking distinct book content items based on implicit links to other distinct book content items. The implicit links are defined based on the identification of matching features in the distinct book content items. In some implementations, the matching features are uncommon phrases in textual content of the distinct book content items. Edges representing implicit links are generated between distinct nodes representing distinct book content items in a weighted graph. Search results for distinct book content items can be ordered based on the edges connected to the distinct nodes in the weighted graph that represent the distinct book content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Shumeet Baluja, Yushi Jing
  • Publication number: 20160055534
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying groups of local features in an image and presenting advertisement information associated with stored images that match one or more features within the group of local features are described. The techniques include providing an image, identifying a region of interest in the image, providing a user-selectable link associated with the region of interest in the image, receiving a request for the region of interest in the image via the user-selectable link, and presenting advertisement information associated with a stored image that matches one or more features within the requested region of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Yushi Jing, Shumeet Baluja