Point Of Sale Or Banking Patents (Class 348/150)
  • Patent number: 10810543
    Abstract: A method for populating an inventory catalog includes receiving an image showing an item in the inventory catalog and comprising a plurality of pixels. A machine learned segmentation neural network is retrieved to determine location of pixels in an image that are associated with an image label and the property. The method determines a subset of pixels associated with the item label in the received image and identifies locations of the subset of pixels of the received image, and extracts the subset of pixels from the received image. The method retrieves a machine learned classifier to determine whether an image shows the item label. The method determines, using the machine learned classifier, that the extracted subset of pixels shows the item label. The method updates the inventory catalog for the item to indicate that the item has the property associated with the item label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Maplebear, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Hsieh, Oliver Gothe, Jeremy Stanley
  • Patent number: 10776627
    Abstract: A human flow analysis apparatus includes a movement information acquirer that acquires movement information, the movement information representing a history of movement within a predetermined space by multiple persons moving within the predetermined space, an associated-nodes extractor that, based on the movement information, extracts at least two persons assumed to be moving in association with each other, an association information identifier that identifies association information, the association information indicating what association the extracted at least two persons have with each other, a node fusion determiner that, based on the identified association information, determines whether to group the at least two persons together, and a behavior predictor that predicts a behavior of the at least two persons who have been determined to be grouped together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuri Nishikawa, Jun Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10755107
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, which predicts a waiting time with higher accuracy, acquires a number of objects waiting in a queue in a set area, changes the acquired number of objects in a case where the acquired number of acquired objects is less than or equal to a threshold, and predicts a waiting time of the queue, based on the changed number of acquired objects and a passage frequency in the queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10757568
    Abstract: The embodiments herein disclose an apparatus and method especially developed for the direct application in transmission involving user devices with some computational potential, allowing data transmission between two devices in a secure manner using media content. The method for the transmission of data between two devices comprises the following steps: receiving a digital data and a media content as input, encoding the digital data, embedding the digital data into a media content, modulating the data using radio frequency (RF) signals, transmitting the modulated RF signals, capturing the modulated RF signals by the receiver module, demodulating the modulated RF signal to obtain an encoded media content and decoding the media content for recovering the digital data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NAFFA INNOVATIONS PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventor: Kumar Abhishek
  • Patent number: 10755524
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10750209
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, streaming of a live video to trigger-associated recipients in response to triggers in an environment may be facilitated. In some embodiments, one or more triggers may be detected in an environment, and one or more actions associated with the detected triggers may be performed. As an example, where such associated actions include streaming a live video of the environment to one or more recipients, the recipients may be selected as candidates to receive the live video stream based on the recipients being part of a recipient list associated with a detected trigger. In some embodiments, although a first recipient of the recipient list may initially be selected to receive the live video stream, the live video may be streamed to a second recipient of the recipient list based on the first recipient being unavailable to receive the live video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Michael Saia, Tyler Maiman
  • Patent number: 10748378
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10719716
    Abstract: A system detects a transaction outcome by obtaining video data associated with a transaction area and analyzing the video data to obtain at least one video transaction parameter concerning transactions associated with the transaction area. The transaction area can be a video count of items indicated in the video data as detected by an automated item detection algorithm applied to the video data. The system obtains at least one expected transaction parameter concerning an expected transaction that occurs in the transaction area, such as a scan count of items scanned at a point of sale terminal. The system automatically compares the video transaction parameter(s) to the expected transaction parameter(s) to identify a transaction outcome that may indicate fraudulent activity such as sweethearting in a retail environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Malay Kundu, Vikram Srinivasan, Joshua Migdal, Xiaowei Chen
  • Patent number: 10713670
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and system to provide correspondences between point-of-sale data registered at the store checkout and shopper behavior data observed at point-of-purchase through video analysis. The point-of-sale data include the list of shoppers and purchase items, and the shopper behavior data include the purchase events along with observed purchase items. The correspondence in the form of checkout shopper IDs matched to purchase event IDs is derived based on the algebraic constraint among the point-of-sale data and the purchase event data. Additional constraint based on shopper tracks and checkout/event times can also be incorporated to the correspondence problem. Uncertainties due to the video measurement can be systematically handled utilizing a Bayesian model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: VideoMining Corporation
    Inventors: Hankyu Moon, Rajeev Sharma, Satish Mummareddy
  • Patent number: 10706431
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique can process overhead images of users in a line at a venue to obtain a user wait time for the line. The processing can include (a) identifying a user of the group of users that is second in the line to obtain a target user, (b) detecting when the target user becomes first in the line to obtain a start time, (c) after the target user becomes first in the line, detecting when the target user leaves the line to obtain an end time, (d) determining a period from the start time to the end time, and (e) calculating the user wait time by calculating a product of (i) the determined period and (ii) a quantity of the group of users in the line after the target user leaves the line. The calculated user wait time can then be output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: WaitTime, LLC
    Inventors: Zachary Klima, Thomas Sterling, John Mars, Jr., Doyle Mosher
  • Patent number: 10691108
    Abstract: A system for adjusting a height of a workstation, comprising a height adjust system for a workstation, the height adjust system being adjustable in elevation, a worktop mounted to the height adjustment system for movement therewith to different positions, a first sensor device for sensing the presence of a workstation user within a space associated with the workstation, a processor that tracks and stores at least the duration of time that the worktop is in at least one of a sitting position and a standing position while a user is within the space associated with the workstation, the processor further providing a user with a reminder to change a current position of the worktop to another position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Labrosse, Michael Xinjie Chu, Scott Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10692231
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for determining an agent that performed an event within a materials handling facility. When an event is detected, an overhead image and a side-view image corresponding to the event location are obtained. Depth information is determined for the overhead image and a depth pattern generated that represents an agent. The depth pattern from the overhead image is overlaid onto the side-view image and the side-view image is segmented so that a representation of the agent included in the side-view image is extracted. A distance between the extracted representation of the agent and the event location is then determined. An association between the agent and the event may be determined based on the distance between the extracted representation and the event location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gang Hua, Gerard Guy Medioni
  • Patent number: 10691950
    Abstract: An activity recognition system may comprise a local device and a server. The local device may be configured to: obtain a video; determine whether at least one human is present in one or more frames of the video; in response to determining the at least one human present in the video, determine if the at least one human in each of the frames corresponds to the same person; in response to determining that the at least one human in each of the frames corresponds to the same person, determine if the person is a stranger; and in response to determining that the person is not a stranger, transmit at least a portion of the video to the server. The server may be configured to: predict an activity class associated with the person; and trigger an alarm based on the activity class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TURING VIDEO, INC.
    Inventors: Song Cao, Fang Wang
  • Patent number: 10665072
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a first detection device, a second detection device and a processing circuit. The first detection device may be configured to generate a first signal in response to a first type of input. The second detection device may be configured to generate a second signal in response to a second type of input. The processing circuit may be configured to (i) determine whether the first signal is a known type of signal, (ii) determine whether the second signal is a known type of signal and (iii) generate a warning signal in response to the first signal and the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KUNA SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sai-Wai Fu, Haomiao Huang, Harold G. Sampson
  • Patent number: 10657491
    Abstract: Item movement is determined via wireless tracking using RFID data from at least one RFID reader. The RFID data associates RFID tag information with each antenna of the RFID reader that receives the tag information. At least one processer is configured to identify a first appearance of unique tag information in the RFID data. Items may be grouped when their first appearance in RFID data and their antenna association indicates that they first appear in a location within a predetermined amount of time, as indicated by RFID data, and/or when they have all moved from a previous location within a predetermined amount of time, as indicated by different RFID data. A group designation comprises the relevant unique tag information, which may be stored in memory along with a time stamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas E. Stiefel, Nicholaus Adam Jones, Bruce W. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10643659
    Abstract: An apparatus for visualizing physical movements includes: a device for acquiring video image files; a data analysis system including processor and memory; a computer program operating in the processor to identify an area in the images where periodic motions associated with physical movement of an object may be detected and quantified, and compute a new image sequence in which the motions are visually amplified; and, a user interface that displays the motion-amplified video image of the mechanical component. An associated method for using the apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: RDI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Hay, Mark William Slemp
  • Patent number: 10635908
    Abstract: To provide an image processing system, an image processing method, and a program, capable of detecting a group with high irregularity. An image processing system is provided with: a group detector that detects a group based on an input image captured with an image capturing at a first time; a repeating group analyzer that determines that a detected group has been previously detected; and an alert module that reports when the detected group has been determined by the repeating group analyzer to have been previously detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoma Oami, Yusuke Takahashi, Hiroyoshi Miyano
  • Patent number: 10581532
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present invention disclose a system and method for initiating communication between different devices using audio frequency. The invention enables buzzers to generate monotone or limited tones for communication and data transmission. The first electronic device includes a frequency generator, an audio driver library, the buzzer or speaker, and a transmitter & the second electronic includes has an audio receiver mic, audio driver library, frequency receiver. The transmitter generates a communication request from a first electronic device to second electronic device. Further, the first electronic device and the second electronic device is installed with a buzzer application which when executed on the processor, causes the processor to enable communication between the first electronic device and the second electronic device by generating audible frequency using the buzzer/speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NAFFA INNOVATIONS PRIVATE LIMTIED
    Inventors: Kumar Abhishek, Ibrahim Sankadal, Sidaray Biradar
  • Patent number: 10572843
    Abstract: Techniques and system configurations for tracking customers and employees in a commercial environment such as a retail store are described herein. Customer devices that are operated by an associated customer may be tracked to determine customer shopping activities in a retail store, and to obtain promotions or affect targeted results based on the customer's activity and a profile associated with the customer. Employee devices that are operated by an associated employee also may be tracked to identify employee activities and manage the interactions that occur with customers in the retail environment. In-store activities and interactions accordingly may be enhanced as a result of advertising, marketing, and analytics derived from the tracked activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: BBY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michele Azar, Lisa Hake, Andrew Marble, Brent Shiely, William Don Wortley, Michael Zorn
  • Patent number: 10573022
    Abstract: An object recognition system includes a storage device, a reading unit, an output device, and a processor. The storage device stores a dictionary containing attributes of a plurality of registered objects. The attributes includes at least a category and feature values. The reading unit includes an image capturing device. The processor registers a new object by (i) extracting a feature value of the new object from an image of the new object captured by the image capturing device, (ii) comparing the extracted feature value with feature values of registered objects that are registered in the dictionary to calculate a similarity degree therebetween, (iii) registering the extracted feature value in the dictionary as a determination criteria for an object recognition, and (iv) outputting a notification through the output device prior to the registering, upon a result of the comparing meets a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichiro Hatanaka, Hitoshi Iizaka, Hidehiko Miyakoshi, Hidehiro Naito, Yuta Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10515277
    Abstract: In a method for analyzing the distribution of objects in a free queue, proceeding from position information, firstly a monitoring region comprising the free queue is subdivided into a plurality of positions. Proceeding from the position information, objects assigned to the free queue are identified. Said objects are subsequently tracked. At least for a portion of the identified objects, a current waiting time in the free queue is tracked. At least for a portion of the positions of the monitoring region, the current waiting time of one or a plurality of the identified objects situated at the corresponding positions is assigned. Furthermore, the positions with assigned waiting times are classified into a plurality of classes, wherein each of the classes corresponds to a continuous waiting time range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: XOVIS AG
    Inventors: Cyrill Gyger, Markus Herrli Anderegg, David Studer
  • Patent number: 10504345
    Abstract: Provided are embodiments of a surveillance camera. The surveillance camera includes an optical sensor and an actuation drive which is configured to adjust a viewing field of the optical sensor in such a manner that the viewing field can be adjusted respectively at least into a surveillance range and an inactive range. The inactive range is at least partially spatially disjoint from the surveillance range. Security from external surveillance is ensured in that the actuation drive adjusts the viewing field in accordance with an external actuation signal between the surveillance range and the inactive range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: innogy SE
    Inventor: Christian Glock
  • Patent number: 10460574
    Abstract: A bioptical workstation captures images of illuminated symbols with a solid-state imager. The workstation is field-upgradeable by installation of a camera module in the workstation away from the imager. The camera module captures an image of the operator through an upright window. The captured image of the illuminated symbol and the captured image of the operator are independently processed. The image of the operator is captured only with ambient light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Edward D. Barkan, Mark E. Drzymala
  • Patent number: 10445589
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing queues in frames of video enables operators to preferably draw three regions of interest overlaid upon the video as short, medium, and long queue regions that form a notional queue area within the video. The regions are drawn with knowledge of, or in anticipation of, foreground objects such as individuals and vehicles waiting for service in a queue. Examples include retail point of sale locations or for automated teller machine (ATM) transactions. In conjunction with a video analytics system that analyses the movement of the foreground objects relative to the queue regions, the system determines the number of objects occupying each queue region, length of the queue, and other queue-related statistics. The system can then create reports and send messages that include the queue analysis results for directing operators to change their staffing resources as part of a real-time queue servicing and optimization response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Ian C. Westmacott, Changchun Li
  • Patent number: 10438060
    Abstract: A video flow analyzing method and a related camera device are applied to determine whether an object passes through a monitoring area. The video flow analyzing method includes drawing two boundaries on a video image correlative to the monitoring area to form a counting path, utilizing endpoints of the two boundaries to define an inlet and an outlet of the counting path, setting an initial point while the object moves into the counting path by crossing one of the boundaries, the inlet and the outlet, setting a final point while the object moves out of the counting path by crossing one of the boundaries, the inlet and the outlet, and utilizing the initial point and the final point to determine whether the object passes through the counting path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventor: Cheng-Chieh Liu
  • Patent number: 10410057
    Abstract: Provided is a co-movement-based automatic categorization method, which includes: receiving image data created by photographing a plurality of subjects; detecting movement data including information on subjects' behaviors from the image data; determining whether or not co-movement between the subjects has been done during each predetermined time interval, and generating co-movement clusters in synchronized time sections, and non-co-movement clusters in desynchronized time sections depending on results of determination; if the duration time of a co-movement cluster is shorter than a standard co-movement duration time, converting the co-movement cluster to a non-co-movement cluster; categorizing the co-movement clusters by grouping a plurality of co-movement clusters existing in the same timeslot into one group; and forming a social network with a co-movement cluster group or a single co-movement cluster, and issuing a social identification to the social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sangmyung University Industry-Academy Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Mincheol Whang, Youngho Jo, Heajin Kim, Jincheol Woo
  • Patent number: 10394868
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for identifying suggestions as to which log files associated with data in a data warehouse to search for particular data. Features from the contents of a plurality of log files from a set of log files are selected. The plurality of log files are grouped based on the selected features. Using extracted log event sequences, a correlation between the log event sequences and a plurality of data transaction tables from a set of data transaction tables in the data warehouse is calculated. Suggestions as to which log files in the set of log files should be searched is then identified for particular data based on a business relevance value and a utilized data ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Miao He, Jin Feng Li, Chang Rui Ren, Bing Shao, Ming Xie, Tian Zhi Zhao
  • Patent number: 10380855
    Abstract: A retail shrinkage activity prediction and identification system that includes: a sensor control system, a first shrinkage database, a second shrinkage database, an analytics engine, and a machine learning engine. The sensor control system is communicatively coupled with a plurality of sensors arranged in a retail environment. The sensor control system is configured to control a setting of each of the plurality of sensors. The first shrinkage database includes retail shrinkage data for at least the retail environment. The retail shrinkage data includes at least one item at high risk for shrinkage or at least one time at high risk for shrinkage activity. The second shrinkage database includes external data related to shrinkage in a geographic area of the retail environment. The analytics engine is communicatively coupled with the first shrinkage database, the second shrinkage database, and the sensor control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Lobo, Jinzhi Zhang, Trisha Moore, Aman Tyagi
  • Patent number: 10341615
    Abstract: A system and method for mapping of text events from multiple sources with camera outputs is provided. The system includes a CCTV keyboard for assigning each surveillance camera to one or more zones containing one or more point of transaction devices; a capture section for receiving data from one of the one or more transaction devices when the capture section receives a data request command from the CCTV keyboard; and a CCTV switching system for displaying video from the at least one or more surveillance cameras and data from the transaction device. The method assigns each surveillance camera to one or more zones containing one or more transaction devices; receives data from one of the one or more transaction devices when the data request command is received; and displays video from the at least one or more surveillance cameras and data from the transaction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Silky Chathukutty, Vijay Dhamija, Marine Drive, Chaithanya Holla, Jeetendra Kumar Mallireddy, Arun Pattali, Sandeep Pundlik
  • Patent number: 10339544
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique can process overhead images of users in a line at a venue to obtain a user wait time for the line. The processing can include (a) identifying a user of the group of users that is second in the line to obtain a target user, (b) detecting when the target user becomes first in the line to obtain a start time, (c) after the target user becomes first in the line, detecting when the target user leaves the line to obtain an end time, (d) determining a period from the start time to the end time, and (e) calculating the user wait time by calculating a product of (i) the determined period and (ii) a quantity of the group of users in the line after the target user leaves the line. The calculated user wait time can then be output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: WAITTIME, LLC
    Inventors: Zachary Klima, Thomas Sterling, John Mars, Jr., Doyle Mosher
  • Patent number: 10318818
    Abstract: A system detects a transaction outcome by obtaining video data associated with a transaction area and analyzing the video data to obtain at least one video transaction parameter concerning transactions associated with the transaction area. The transaction area can be a video count of items indicated in the video data as detected by an automated item detection algorithm applied to the video data. The system obtains at least one expected transaction parameter concerning an expected transaction that occurs in the transaction area, such as a scan count of items scanned at a point of sale terminal. The system automatically compares the video transaction parameter(s) to the expected transaction parameter(s) to identify a transaction outcome that may indicate fraudulent activity such as sweethearting in a retail environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Stoplift
    Inventors: Malay Kundu, Vikram Srinivasan, Joshua Migdal, Xiaowei Chen
  • Patent number: 10319204
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the present invention is a shrink event detection system for use within a venue. The system includes a server associated with a venue containing a plurality of items, the server including one or more processors, and a shrink event detection subsystem. The shrink event detection subsystem is operable to: detect a theft event of a stolen item; backtrack from the theft event of the stolen item to recognize at least one attribute related to the theft event; and record the at least one attribute in a tracking database, the tracking database being accessible by the server. The system is configured such that the server, via the one or more processors, generates a shrink event template based at least in part of the at least one attribute in the tracking database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas E. Wulff
  • Patent number: 10321099
    Abstract: Software, systems, and methods for recording a scene encompassing a transaction, such as a point-of-sale transaction, are presented. In one implementation of a method, the scene is recorded to a data storage system using a first video camera capable of capturing protected data associated with the transaction. While recording the scene using the first camera, and in response to receiving a first trigger, the recording of the scene is continued using a second video camera not capable of capturing the protected data. While then recording the scene using the second camera, and in response to receiving a second trigger, the recording of the scene is continued using the first video camera. The first and second timing triggers are initiated based on at least one event associated with the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: VERINT AMERICAS INC.
    Inventors: Kurt Heier, Eran Wachman
  • Patent number: 10275773
    Abstract: Technologies and implementations for facilitating visual analysis of transactions utilizing analytics are generally disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: eConnect Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Valentino, III, Travis Whidden, Jeremiah Morrill
  • Patent number: 10271018
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of detecting critical objects out of video produced in CCTV cameras. More specifically, the invention provides a method of detecting critical objects out of CCTV video, in which lightweight algorithms of foreground segmentation and blob analysis are applied to the CCTV video in order to detect moving objects and then object filtering is performed based on distribution characteristics of metadata in order to propose critical objects contained in the CCTV video, whereby a few staff members in the integrated control center may efficiently monitor display screen of a large number of CCTV cameras. The invention makes it possible to detect critical objects out of CCTV video with utilizing lightweight algorithms, which enables real-time processing by video analysis servers of normal computing power. Therefore, the efficiency of integrated control centers may be improved where massive CCTV videos are gathered from a large number of CCTV cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: INNODEP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sungjin Lee, Taewoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10262328
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting customer drive-off/walk-off from a customer queue. An embodiment includes acquiring images of a retail establishment, said images including at least a portion of a customer queue region, determining a queue configuration within the images, analyzing the images to detect entry of a customer into the customer queue, tracking a customer detected in the customer queue as the customer progresses within the queue, analyzing the images to detect if the customer leaves the customer queue, and generating a drive-off notification if a customer leaves the queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Edgar A. Bernal, Qun Li, Robert P. Loce
  • Patent number: 10249150
    Abstract: A cash capture operation defeating assembly for an automated teller machine and a method for detecting insertion of a cash capture device into the automated teller machine. The assembly includes a first sensor, a second sensor, and control circuitry for receiving object detection signals from the first and second sensors. When the first sensor detects a first object: (i) if the second sensor previously detected a second object within a predetermined time period before the first object was detected, then the control circuitry determines that a normal paper currency dispense has occurred and that the first and second objects each comprise the paper currency; (ii) if the second sensor has not previously detected the second object within the predetermined time period before the first object was detected, then the control circuitry determines that the first object is potentially a cash capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dave Blower, Simon James Forsdyke, Luke Tombs
  • Patent number: 10242267
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system, method, and program product to determine whether a product has been successfully purchased by identifying in a video record when a movement of a product adjacent to a scanner occurs, and whether the scanner did not record a purchase transaction at that time; measuring a difference in time between the time of the movement of the product and a time of another movement of a product, and determining by a trained support vector machine a likelihood that the product was successfully purchased. Alternately, the difference in time can be measured between the time of the movement of the product and a time of a transaction record, or between the time of the movement of the product and a boundary time. The support vector machine can use a radial basis function kernel and can generate a decision value and a confidence score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Quanfu Fan, Sachiko Miyazawa, Sharathchandra U. Pankanti, Hoang Trinh
  • Patent number: 10235574
    Abstract: A positional information acquirer acquires positional information for every person from a video, an attribute information acquirer acquires attribute information for every person from the video, and an activity information acquirer restricts activity information to an attribute designated by a user based on the attribute information and the positional information, and acquires the activity information of which the attribute is restricted. An activity map generator generates an activity map of which an attribute is restricted based on the activity information, and a video output outputs a video acquired by superimposing the activity map. A controller determines appropriateness indicating whether or not the video output from the imager is appropriate, enables a function of outputting the activity map of which the attribute is restricted, and disables the function of outputting the activity map of which the attribute is restricted where the video output from the imager does not have the appropriateness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Iwai
  • Patent number: 10229505
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for determining the motion of a movable object are disclosed. The methods may include, in a view of the environment outside the movable object, identifying a first region of interest (ROI) corresponding to a static portion of the environment. The methods may also include, in the view of the environment, identifying a second region of interest (ROI) corresponding to an active portion of the environment. The methods may also include receiving first and second image data respectively representing the first and second ROIs. The methods may also include analyzing the first image data over time. The methods may also include analyzing the second image data over time. The methods may further include determining whether the movable object is in motion based on the analyzes of the first and second image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI XIAOYI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dajun Ding, Lili Zhao, Taiqiang Cao
  • Patent number: 10209705
    Abstract: A system for adjusting the height of a workstation for use by a user, the system comprising a frame, a worktop having an upper work surface, the worktop being vertically slidably attached to said frame and selectably adjustable in elevation to different positions including at least a first standing position and at least a first sitting position and a processor tracking a first duration of time that the worktop is in at least one of a standing position or a sitting position and generating ongoing statistical data associated with the first duration on an ongoing basis by comparing the first duration to a time period as the user is using the workstation during an ongoing prolonged period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Labrosse, Michael Xinjie Chu, Scott Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10134045
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are disclosed for forwarding a limited number of vendor messages during a consumer mobile device campaign, such as a CSC campaign. Opt-in events are received from an aggregator's message service platform for a consumer mobile device (e.g., smart-phone), and a time interval is identified for the campaign that comprises a duration for the campaign. Campaign parameters are identified, where the parameters comprise a desired number of campaign messages for the “opted-in” consumer mobile device. Vendors are grouped into one or more campaign message categories (e.g., by service or products), and a bidding frequency is identified for campaign message categories for the campaign duration. Bids are received for message slots at the bidding frequency for a campaign message category, a desired bid is selected if it meets a threshold, and the corresponding vendor message is sent to the opted-in phone(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: IPAJ, LLC
    Inventors: Allen Gluck, Joachim Hertel
  • Patent number: 10134146
    Abstract: Various embodiments are disclosed for detecting, tracking and counting objects of interest in video. In an embodiment, a method of detecting and tracking objects of interest comprises: obtaining, by a computing device, multiple frames of images from an image capturing device; detecting, by the computing device, objects of interest in each frame; accumulating, by the computing device, multiple frames of object detections; creating, by the computing device, object tracks based on a batch of object detections over multiple frames; and associating, by the computing device, the object tracks over consecutive batches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: RetailNext, Inc.
    Inventors: Imran Saleemi, Mark Jamtgaard, Arun Nair
  • Patent number: 10075652
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an image processing device includes an image acquirer, a tracker, an extractor, a feature amount acquirer, and an association controller. The image acquirer is configured to acquire a time series of images from each imaging device. The tracker is configured to track a position of an object in the time series of images. The extractor is configured to extract, from the time series of images, an observed value corresponding to a feature value in each of regions into which the time series of images is divided depending on a distance from the imaging device. The feature amount acquirer is configured to acquire a feature amount based on a deviation value of the observed value in a feature value distribution for the region. The association controller is configured to associate the tracked objects among multiple time series of images acquired from the imaging devices by using the feature amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Mayu Okumura, Tomoki Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Tasaki, Tsuyoshi Takatani
  • Patent number: 10062411
    Abstract: An apparatus for visualizing physical movements includes: a device for acquiring video image files; a data analysis system including processor and memory; a computer program operating in the processor to identify an area in the images where periodic motions associated with physical movement of an object may be detected and quantified, and compute a new image sequence in which the motions are visually amplified; and, a user interface that displays the motion-amplified video image of the mechanical component. An associated method for using the apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Hay, Mark William Slemp
  • Patent number: 9997029
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for a sensor system are provided. The system may be configured to detect a dispensing of cash from an automated teller machine (“ATM”). The system may be configured to orient one or more sensors to capture a first information stream that includes the dispensing of cash. The system may be configured to detect a retraction of cash by the ATM. The system may orient one or more sensors to capture a second information stream that includes the retraction. The system may be configured to determine an estimate of cash collected by an ATM customer. The estimate may be based on a comparison of the first information stream and the second information stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Kristy M. Crist, Terrelle Carswell, Eric McConnell, Rahul Puri, Devin D. Rhodes, James D. Goodwin
  • Patent number: 9990810
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for a sensor system are provided. The system may be configured to detect a dispensing of cash from an automated teller machine (“ATM”). The system may be configured to orient one or more sensors to capture a first information stream that includes the dispensing of cash. The system may be configured to detect a retraction of cash by the ATM. The system may orient one or more sensors to capture a second information stream that includes the retraction. The system may be configured to determine an estimate of cash collected by an ATM customer. The estimate may be based on a comparison of the first information stream and the second information stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Kristy M. Crist, Terrelle Carswell, Eric McConnell, Rahul Puri, Devin D. Rhodes, James D. Goodwin
  • Patent number: 9984538
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for a sensor system are provided. The system may be configured to detect a dispensing of cash from an automated teller machine (“ATM”). The system may be configured to orient one or more sensors to capture a first information stream that includes the dispensing of cash. The system may be configured to detect a retraction of cash by the ATM. The system may orient one or more sensors to capture a second information stream that includes the retraction. The system may be configured to determine an estimate of cash collected by an ATM customer. The estimate may be based on a comparison of the first information stream and the second information stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Kristy M. Crist, Terrelle Carswell, Eric McConnell, Rahul Puri, Devin D. Rhodes, James D. Goodwin
  • Patent number: 9965684
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing queues in frames of video enables operators to preferably draw three regions of interest overlaid upon the video as short, medium, and long queue regions that form a notional queue area within the video. The regions are drawn with knowledge of, or in anticipation of, foreground objects such as individuals and vehicles waiting for service in a queue. Examples include retail point of sale locations or for automated teller machine (ATM) transactions. In conjunction with a video analytics system that analyzes the movement of the foreground objects relative to the queue regions, the system determines the number of objects occupying each queue region, length of the queue, and other queue-related statistics. The system can then create reports and send messages that include the queue analysis results for directing operators to change their staffing resources as part of a real-time queue servicing and optimization response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Ian Westmacott, Changchun Li
  • Patent number: 9961256
    Abstract: An example disclosed apparatus includes memory configured to store a mapping of items to respective ones of a plurality of minimum pixel-resolutions, wherein the minimum pixel-resolutions correspond to an image resolution required to identify a corresponding one of the items using an image; and a processor configured to obtain identifying information corresponding to one of the items; select, using the mapping and based on the identifying information, one of the plurality of minimum pixel-resolutions; determine a value of an output parameter based on the selected one of the plurality of minimum pixel resolutions and a camera position relative to a shelf, wherein the output parameter is at least one of an elevation angle of the camera, a vertical resolution, a horizontal resolution, a vertical field of view, and a horizontal field of view; and output the determined value of the output parameter to facilitate positioning of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Boaz J. Super, Ankur R. Patel