Applications Patents (Class 382/100)
  • Patent number: 10295994
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for part surface manufacturing quality control are provided. A specification for manufacturing a part surface is maintained in a storage, the specification comprising a target value for a profile characteristic of the surface. Measurements of the profile characteristic of the surface produced during multiple manufacturing runs are maintained in the storage, wherein the surface produced during each of the manufacturing runs is associated with two or more of the measurements made at different points of the surface. A score for each of the measurements is calculated based on how the close that measurement is to the target value. For the surface produced during one or more of the manufacturing runs, the scores for at least some of the measurements made for that surface during that manufacturing run are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Net-Inspect, LLC
    Inventor: Michael H S Dunlop
  • Patent number: 10295983
    Abstract: In an electrical power outlet device, a processor and a memory are configured to execute an application within the outlet device, which computes a pattern of usage of the outlet device. A set of sensors in the outlet device includes a first sensor that is usable to detect an event in an environment in which the outlet device is supplying power. The environment includes elements that are not participating in an electrical circuit that receives power from the outlet device and the event is usable by the application to alter the pattern of usage. An autonomous modification of an operation of the outlet device is performed in response to the pattern of usage, the event, or both. The operation changes a power supplying state of the outlet device without using an external switching apparatus or an external logic implemented outside the outlet device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael S. Gordon, Ryan T. Gordon, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 10296666
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining an optimum number of PV modules and predicting energy generation for a solar photovoltaic (PV) system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is provided that includes receiving an address and zip code of a proposed installation site, and displaying an image of the proposed installation site. The method includes receiving an input identifying a mounting plane on the image, displaying the mounting plane, determining an optimum number of PV modules that would fit within the mounting plane, and displaying the optimum number of PV modules on the mounting plane. The method includes sending a request for roof pitch data for neighboring sites within the zip code, receiving the roof pitch data, determining an average roof pitch based on the roof pitch data, and predicting PV generation based on the number of PV modules in the mounting plane and the average roof pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SolarCity Corporation
    Inventors: Travis Brier, Jesse LaRue
  • Patent number: 10296273
    Abstract: A computing system and method for delivering actionable elements related to a multi-page printed piece comprises a network interface circuit, a memory and a processing circuit. The memory is configured to store identifying information for a plurality of different multi-page printed pieces and associated actionable elements for each printed piece. The processing circuit is configured to receive via the network interface circuit a request for actionable elements for the multi-page printed piece, the request having input information. The processing circuit is further configured to compare the input information in the request to the identifying information stored in the memory, retrieve the actionable elements for different pages of the multi-page printed piece from the memory based on the comparison, and send the retrieved actionable elements via the network interface circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Quad/Graphics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Lundberg, Matthew T. Kammerait, Monte Rose, William A. Bear
  • Patent number: 10291411
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for the production and labeling of objects in a manner suitable for the prevention and detection of counterfeiting. Thus, the system incorporates a variety of features that make unauthorized reproduction difficult. In addition, the present invention provides an efficient means for the production of labels and verification of authenticity, whereby a recording apparatus which includes a recording medium, having anisotrophic optical domains, along with a means for transferring a portion of the recording medium to a carrier, wherein a bulk portion of the recording medium has macroscopically detectable anisotrophic optical properties and the detecting apparatus thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CoPilot Ventures Fund III LLC
    Inventors: David I. Durst, Norman Kaish, Jay Fraser
  • Patent number: 10282821
    Abstract: Processing and analyzing observational data is disclosed. A set of data comprising at least a first tile and second tile is received. A first determination is made, for a first pixel position, which tile has a pixel with the highest value for that first pixel position. A second determination is made, for a second pixel position, which tile has a pixel with the highest value for that second pixel position. A composite image is generated using data obtained from the respective tiles in accordance with the two determinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Descartes Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Warren, Ryan S. Keisler
  • Patent number: 10282598
    Abstract: A computing platform may receive video, audio, and/or biometric information of one or more people. The computing platform may identify the people based on a comparison of the video, audio, and/or biometric information to stored information in one or more user profiles each associated with the people. For example, the computing platform may compare multiple types of biometric information, including fingerprint, retina scan, facial features, and the like, as part of a process for identifying the people. The computing platform may further determine one or more interactions between the people, and, based on the interactions, determine and/or identify a relationship between the people. The identified relationships may further be used for confirming identifies of the people. Based on the identifications (e.g., biometric, video, audio, relationships), the computing platform may further provide access for the people to one or more services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar Chauhan, Pinak Chakraborty, Vidhu Beohar
  • Patent number: 10275672
    Abstract: There is provided a method and an apparatus for authenticating a liveness face, and a computer program product thereof. The method for authenticating a liveness face may comprises: generating a character string randomly and showing the same to an object to be authenticated; recognizing facial actions of the object to be authenticated; determining whether the facial actions match with pronunciation of the character string to obtain a first determination result; and judging whether the object to be authenticated is a liveness face based on the first determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: BEIJING KUANGSHI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., PINHOLE (BEIJING) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10275583
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a messaging system capable of expression-based communication and/or expression-based actions. The messaging system can run on a computing device. For example, the messaging system monitors a camera feed from a camera of the computing device to detect a biometric signature when a messaging interface of the messaging application is actively being used. The messaging system can match the detected biometric signature against a known profile utilizing a facial recognition process to authenticate an operating user to use the messaging application. The messaging system can determine a human expression based on the detected biometric signature utilizing an expression recognition process to associate a contextual tag with an activity on the messaging interface. The messaging system can then communicate with a message server system to associate the contextual tag with content presented to the operating user or a conversation participated by the operating user via the messaging application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FACETOFACE BIOMETRICS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Leuthardt, Scott Stern
  • Patent number: 10275886
    Abstract: A medical imaging system (5) includes a workstation (20), a coarse segmenter (30), a fine segmenter (32), and an enclosed tissue identification module (34). The workstation (20) includes at least one input device (22) for receiving a selected location as a seed in a first contrasted tissue type and a display device (26) which displays a diagnostic image delineating a first segmented region of a first tissue type and a second segmented region of a second contrasted tissue type and identified regions which include regions fully enclosed by the first segmented region as a third tissue type. The coarse segmenter (30) grows a coarse segmented region of coarse voxels for each contrasted tissue type from the seed location based on a first growing algorithm and a growing fraction for each contrasted tissue type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Astrid Ruth Franz, Stefanie Remmele, Jochen Keupp
  • Patent number: 10277935
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and a memory structure for inserting a watermark in a media program is described. In an exemplary embodiment, the method comprises the steps of receiving data comprising the media program in the receiver disposed at a subscriber station, generating a watermark, the watermark generated at least in part according to a secure data processor-unique identifier irreversibly stored in the secure data processor, processing the received data to reproduce the media program, and inserting portions of the generated watermark in the reproduced media program at locations determined at least in part according to the secure data processor-unique identifier to produce a watermarked media program provided for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: INSIDE SECURE S.A.
    Inventors: Dennis R. Flaharty, Ronald P. Cocchi, Gregory J. Gagnon, Michael A. Gorman, Jacob T. Carson
  • Patent number: 10275637
    Abstract: A fingerprint identification module is installed in an accommodation space of an electronic device. The fingerprint identification module includes a circuit board, a fingerprint sensor and a resilient fixing plate. The fingerprint sensor is disposed on the circuit board, and detects a fingerprint image of a finger. The resilient fixing plate is located under the circuit board, connected with the circuit board, and contacted with a bottom side of the accommodation space. The resilient fixing plate is subjected to deformation and descended according to the accommodation space. Consequently, the fingerprint identification module installed in the accommodation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Mao-Hsiu Hsu, Kuan-Pao Ting
  • Patent number: 10275833
    Abstract: Disclosed systems and methods automatically assess buildings and structures. A device may receive one or more images of a structure, such as a building or portion of the building, and then label and extract relevant data. The device may then train a system to automatically assess other data describing similar buildings or structures based on the labeled and extracted data. After training, the device may then automatically assess new data, and the assessment results may be sent directly to a client or to an agent for review and/or processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Nicholas U. Christopulos, Jonathan D. Maurer, Nathan L. Tofte, Roger D. Schmidgall, James M. Freeman
  • Patent number: 10277333
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques to form and maintain secure communications among two or more body-carried devices disposed in close proximity to the body of a person to form a body area network (BAN). An apparatus to establish secure communications includes a processor component; a signal component for execution by the processor component to compare a signal characteristic of a security test signal to a known signal characteristic of the security test signal to derive a bioelectric characteristic, the security test signal received via a tissue; and a bioelectric component for execution by the processor component to determine whether to allow transmission of data through the tissue based on the bioelectric characteristic. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Triantafillou, Todd A. Keaffaber, Shai Skavas Kavas
  • Patent number: 10269198
    Abstract: A suspicious person report system includes: a biometric sensor detecting biometric data of a person in a first region; a presuming unit calculating, from the biometric data, a stress index and presuming that the person is a suspicious person when the calculated stress index is higher than a reference value; a first camera acquiring first image data of the person in the first region; a second camera acquiring second image data of the person in a second region, the second region being a route after the first region before a third region; a monitoring unit checking the second image data with the first image data corresponding to the suspicious person to thereby track the suspicious person in the second region and determine whether the suspicious person enters the third region; and a warning unit emitting a warning when the monitoring unit determines that the suspicious person enters the third region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Saso, Takamichi Matsusako, Naomi Tomiyama, Akira Asai, Mikiko Matsuo, Yuichi Aoki, Motoji Ohmori, Eiichiro Okuda
  • Patent number: 10268892
    Abstract: A system and related methods for volume dimensioning may be implemented by a smartphone, pad, tablet, or similar mobile computing device configured with a three-dimensional imaging system. The system may recognize the edges and corners of an object and infer its dimensions, from which a volume and dimensional weight can be calculated. The system may utilize the determined dimensions to allocate shipping resources to most efficiently and safely transport a shipment through a supply chain, assess damage to an object, assess the compliance of carry-on baggage to size requirements, and quickly assess the stocking of a retailer's and a competitor's products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: 4DMOBILE LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Miller, Steven R. Kunert, Craig McDermott, Josh Berry, Jon Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10261747
    Abstract: Systems and methods for synchronized display of visualizations of three-dimensional (3-D) models and video images of aircraft for use in assembly of an aircraft. A video display process is configured to process the video image data so that the video images will have a user-selected viewpoint when displayed. In one embodiment, the user selects a virtual view direction and a smaller field-of-view from a full 360-degree field-of-view. A client request process is configured to construct and transmit a command data string containing encoded data specifying parameter values of the viewpoint representation formatted for 3-D model visualization. A server response process is configured to receive and decode the command data string into the specified parameter values representing the user-selected viewpoint for three-dimensional model visualization. A 3-D model visualization process is configured to process the 3-D model data so that 3-D model visualizations will have the user-selected viewpoint when displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James J. Troy, Jeremiah K. Scott, Katherine I. Meza
  • Patent number: 10262205
    Abstract: The present invention is to incorporate a novel two-step image registration algorithm that can achieve sub-pixel accuracy in order to provide a method and system that can significantly improve the remote monitoring performance of coral reefs and volcanoes using a future NASA remote imager known as HyspIRI, by increasing the spatial and temporal resolution of remote sensing data from multiple satellites. Our invention focuses on change detection, multiple images registration, target detection, coral reef and volcano monitoring. The objectives are achieved by accurate and early change detection in coral health, and volcanic activities, such as, by detecting color changes in crater lakes; accurate bottom-type classification in coral reefs; accurate concentration estimation of SO2, volcanic ashes, etc.; high temporal resolution of monitoring so that early mitigation steps can be activated; and high spatial resolution in multispectral and hyperspectral images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Chiman Kwan
  • Patent number: 10262433
    Abstract: Data eyeglasses include a first display, a camera, and an analyzing unit. The data eyeglasses is configured to: record the surroundings of the data eyeglasses via the camera, detect an image displayed by a second display in the recordings of the camera; detect that the displayed image has a marker for determining the pose of the data eyeglasses; detect the marker; and determine the pose of the data eyeglasses by use of the detected marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Spiessl, Matthias Roland Kaufmann, Michael Graef, Markus Gsinn
  • Patent number: 10255486
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus stores, as instance images, a plurality of face images obtained by photographing respective faces of a plurality of persons on a plurality of photographing conditions, while associating the persons with the photographing conditions for each part; obtains the photographing condition of the input face image; approximates the respective parts of the input face images, by a combination of the instance images of the plurality of persons stored in association with the parts and the obtained photographing conditions; decides, for each part of the input face image, a combination corresponding to the combination in the approximation from the instance images of the plurality of persons stored in association with the part and a predetermined photographing condition; and generates an image obtained by photographing the input face image on the predetermined photographing condition, by synthesizing the obtained combination on the whole input face image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shunsuke Nakano, Hiroshi Sato, Yuji Kaneda, Atsuo Nomoto
  • Patent number: 10257502
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose various methods and an apparatus for controlling light field capture. One method for controlling light field capture comprises: determining, at least according to at least one sub-lens that affects imaging of a first region in a sub-lens array of a light field camera, at least one first sub-lens to be adjusted, the first region being a part of a scene to be shot; determining an object refocusing accuracy of a light field image section captured by the first sub-lens in a light field image of the scene to be shot; adjusting, according to the object refocusing accuracy, a light field capture parameter of the first sub-lens; and performing, based on the light field camera after being adjusted, light field capture on the scene to be shot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Zhigu Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lin Du, Liang Zhou
  • Patent number: 10255495
    Abstract: A system for computerized authentication of a laminated object, the system comprising a digital medium storing a digital image of at least a portion of the laminated object in a computer-implemented memory; a shininess analyzer operative, using a processor, to generate shininess data quantifying shininess of the digital image; and a parameterized computerized authentication sub-system operative to differentially perform at least one laminated object authentication operation based on the shininess data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AU10TIX LIMITED
    Inventors: Ron Atzmon, Sergey Markin, Benjamin Neeman, Yael Moscovitz
  • Patent number: 10257085
    Abstract: In a method of using structured communications in an observation platform with cloud computing, a signal from a first communication device is received by a second communication device associated with a first computer system. The second computer system forwards the signal from the first computer system to a second computer system, wherein the second computer system is physically remote from the first computer system and connected with the first computer system via a network. The second computer system derives context information for the signal, the deriving based on a plurality of factors derived from an analysis of the signal, wherein the plurality of factors comprises a speech to text analysis of the signal, and wherein the second computer system is cloud based. The second computer system determines at least one destination for the signal based on the plurality of factors for the context information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Theatro Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Paul Russell, Guy R. VanBuskirk
  • Patent number: 10257567
    Abstract: Method, devices, systems and computer program products are described that improve speed and accuracy of watermark detection from multimedia content, and allow faster and better content recognition. One technique for improving detection of boundaries of an embedded multimedia content segment includes detecting a synchronization header and a full watermark from the multimedia content, constructing a predicted watermark segment that is positioned at a predicted distance from the synchronization header, and comparing the group of candidate watermark symbols obtained from the multimedia content to the first predicted watermark segment to obtain a match. The disclosed techniques enable extraction of watermarks from short content segments, and can utilize a shortened payload design to establish media time during content usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Verance Corporation
    Inventors: Rade Petrovic, Joseph M. Winograd
  • Patent number: 10257129
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image that includes a target a user is paying attention to, an access information acquisition unit for acquiring access information assigned with a time-limited access right to public information that is associated with the target in the image, a public information acquisition unit for acquiring the public information using the access information, and a display control unit for controlling display of the public information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohisa Takaoka
  • Patent number: 10248543
    Abstract: Systems and methods for functionally testing software using computer vision. Systems can include a functional testing computer vision system and a computer vision-based functional testbed system. Methods can include generating a computer vision-based testing package and functionally testing software on at least one virtualized testbed machine using the computer vision-based testing package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Dennis Lin
  • Patent number: 10247717
    Abstract: A system and method for determining soil properties, such as organic matter (OM), pH, and electrical conductivity (EC) using a mobile soil sample station and a multispectral sensor mounted on a multi-rotors or professional fixed-wing drone. Combined with an optional fixed soil sampling station and mathematical modeling (built with Cloud-based database with iterative learning process) calibration, the system and method improve soil analysis by enabling real time examination, as well as improving affordability and efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAFENET INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Y. Fang
  • Patent number: 10250916
    Abstract: A device is configured to perform a method that detects a trigger marker for an action corresponding to a segment of a multimedia signal. A fingerprint is generated based on the segment of the multimedia signal at a trigger time point. The generated fingerprint is stored in a database and communicated to the device. During playback of the multimedia signal, fingerprints of segments of the multimedia signal are generated and matched against fingerprints in the database. When a match is found, one or more associated actions for the segment are retrieved by the device. The trigger time point may be determined as a time point near or at the segment of the multimedia signal with the matched fingerprint. In this way, trigger markers for actions may be enabled without modifying the multimedia signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Job Cornelis Oostveen, Warner Rudolph Theophile Ten Kate, Adrianus Johannes Maria Denissen, David K. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10241512
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for determining whether a vehicle driver is ready for an associated vehicle to be transferred from an autonomous operation mode to a manual operation mode. More particularly, apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for determining whether a vehicle driver is ready for an associated vehicle to be transferred from an autonomous operation mode to a manual operation mode based on vehicle interior image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Aaron Scott Chan, Kenneth Jason Sanchez, Christina P. Mullen
  • Patent number: 10242256
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and a scanner for verifying the authenticity of identity documents. The scanner comprises a slot for receiving the identity document, at least one light source and a camera or acquiring images. The method detects, by means of the camera, the presence of the identity document in the slot of the scanner and acquires three different images of the identity document when it is illuminated with white light, UV light and IR light respectively. The images are encrypted and sent to an analyze server which in response to a request returns a second message comprising a verification report including textual information extracted from the identity document. The scanner sends a first signal to an indicating means for indicating the state of the authenticity of the identity document and the textual information to a Point of Sale, POS, system in response to that the identity document has been verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: 365id AB
    Inventor: Johan Hagelin
  • Patent number: 10242434
    Abstract: An image processing method determines a geometric transform of a suspect image by efficiently evaluating a large number of geometric transform candidates in environments with limited processing resources. Processing resources are conserved by using complementary methods for determining a geometric transform of an embedded signal. One method excels at higher geometric distortion, and specifically, distortion caused by greater tilt angle of a camera. Another method excels at lower geometric distortion, for weaker signals. Together, the methods provide a more reliable detector of an embedded data signal in image across a larger range of distortion while making efficient use of limited processing resources in mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventor: Vojtech Holub
  • Patent number: 10244129
    Abstract: The methods and systems described herein relate to a method of processing and storing images. The method is executed by a server and comprises: acquiring, by the server, a first image and a second image; determining, by the server, a first mapping information between the first image and the second image; generating, by the server, a reference image based on the first image and the second image, the reference image comprising a set of synthetic pixels; computing, by the server, a first parameter and a second parameter, the first parameter being at least partially indicative of a visual dissimilarity between the first pixels of the first image and the respective synthetic pixels and the second parameter being at least partially indicative of the visual dissimilarity between the second pixels of the second image and the respective synthetic pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Yandex Europe AG
    Inventor: Alexander Alexandrovich Osipov
  • Patent number: 10241661
    Abstract: Probabilistic determination of selected image portions is described. In one or more implementations, a selection input is received for selecting a portion of an image. For pixels of the image that correspond to the selection input, probabilities are determined that the pixels are intended to be included as part of a selected portion of the image. In particular, the probability that a given pixel is intended to be included as part of the selected portion of the image is determined as a function of position relative to center pixels of the selection input as well as a difference in one or more visual characteristics with the center pixels. The determined probabilities can then be used to segment the selected portion of the image from a remainder of the image. Based on the segmentation of the selected portion from the remainder of the image, selected portion data can be generated that defines the selected portion of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Price, Ian D. Sachs
  • Patent number: 10235467
    Abstract: A search server that provides search results to a mobile computing device based on an age of a current user of the mobile computing device. The search server receives a search request from the mobile computing device. The search request includes a search query, and an image captured by a front-facing camera of the mobile computing device. The search server estimates an age of the current user based on the image. The search server can estimate the age of the current user by extracting one or more facial features from the image, and determine the estimated age based on the extracted facial features. Upon estimating the age of the current user, the search server can filter out search results that may not be suitable for the current user based on the estimated age of the current user. The search server can also assign lower relevance scores to search results that may not be relevant to the current user based on the estimated age of the current user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Prateek Bhatnagar, Taher Savliwala
  • Patent number: 10234380
    Abstract: A gas concentration-length quantification method may include acquiring a first image including a gas plume with a camera; identifying and segmenting pixels corresponding to the gas plume in the first image; creating a mask image corresponding to the first image, where only pixels of the mask image corresponding to the gas plume in the first image have non-zero values; generating a background image corresponding to the first image using an image inpainting algorithm with the first image and the mask image as inputs; calculating a gas concentration-length for each pixel corresponding to the gas plume in the first image, based on the first image and the background image data; and triggering an alert when the gas concentration-length for at least one pixel exceeds a threshold level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Leiming Wang, Ting Xu
  • Patent number: 10235495
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for interpretation of flow cytometry data. Flow cytometry data sets are combined to form a multidimensional image cube. The machine learning functions and genetic algorithm interpret the multidimensional image cube to produce a confidence value that is assigned to a function for the targeted condition. The confidence value determines the relative degree to which a targeted condition is present or absent in a flow cytometry data set. Such confidence value can be used to diagnose and interpret results from flow cytometry data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Cesar Angeletti
  • Patent number: 10237608
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can generate a first set of fingerprints that correspond to at least one media stream of a content item. A second set of fingerprints that correspond to at least one media stream of an encoded version of the content item are generated. A first curve is generated based at least in part on the first set of fingerprints. A second curve is generated based at least in part on the second set of fingerprints. A determination is made whether the encoded version of the content item is synchronized based at least in part on the first curve and the second curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Puntambekar, Michael Hamilton Coward
  • Patent number: 10237258
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for obtaining authenticated access to a service provider system, or more specifically, to a user account maintained on the service provider system, using a single key authentication mechanism. This mechanism includes generating an authentication image that includes user-generated content, user application-generated content, and service provider-generated content; sending the authentication image to the service provider system, which is configured to authenticate access to the user account based at least in part on the authentication image; and receiving an indication as to whether access to the user account has been authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark E. Maresh, Colm Nolan, Juan F. Vargas, Michael J. Whitney
  • Patent number: 10235389
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein to determine data associated with color palettes identified from keyword searches. Color palettes may include colors determined by human color preferences. Color palettes may be searched by name or other data associated with the color palettes. Individual colors may be extracted from color palettes, which may be used to fast index color search a data store of images and/or items. The items and/or images associated with color palettes may be returned based at least in part on the keyword search. Various user interfaces may be based at least in part on the keyword searching and/or trending techniques for color palettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Shearer Dorner, Jenny Ann Blackburn, Eva Manolis, Timothy Andrew Ong, Paul Barnhart Sayre, III
  • Patent number: 10231006
    Abstract: The invention disclosed relates to the end to end system, the methods and apparatuses for delivering real time HD video and audio content using a secure chain of custody method over the ubiquitous cellular network and providing a solution for the lone worker in hazardous environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Hoyt Mac Layson, Jr., Bradford Brian Hutson, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10229467
    Abstract: Embedding a watermark payload in content, including: a counter configured to store a random seed; a permutation generator configured to receive and process the watermark payload and the random seed, and generate a shuffled payload based on the random seed; and a watermark embedder configured to receive and embed the shuffled payload into the content. Key words include watermark payload and collusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Eric Diehl
  • Patent number: 10229307
    Abstract: The detection circuit for recognizing a feature structure includes a sensing sub-circuit and a processing sub-circuit; the sensing sub-circuit is configured to output a first signal containing only noise information of the sensing sub-circuit to the processing sub-circuit, and the sensing sub-circuit is also configured to sense the feature structure to obtain a second signal containing information of the feature structure and output a third signal comprising a first signal and a second signal to the processing sub-circuit, and the processing sub-circuit is configured to perform differencing on the first signal and the third signal to output the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoliang Ding, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Xiaochuan Chen, Yingming Liu, Shengji Yang
  • Patent number: 10229487
    Abstract: Techniques for automated quality control of containers and items are disclosed. Images of a container can be successively captured over time. A consolidated image can be generated from the captured images. A non-image representation of the consolidated image can be determined. The non-image representation can be used to determine whether the container satisfies a condition. An imaging system can include a visual reference object or an object sensor used to detect entry of the container into a view volume of an electronic camera. A motion system can transport the container into the view volume. Some examples operate in an automated-warehouse environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dushyant Goyal, Pragyana K. Mishra
  • Patent number: 10223807
    Abstract: A method of localization for a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing one or more programs is disclosed. The one or more programs comprise instructions, which when executed by a computing device, cause the computing device to perform utilizing one or more autonomous vehicle driving modules that execute processing of images from a camera and data from a LiDAR the following steps comprising: aligning a 3D submap with a global map; extracting features from the 3D submap and the global map; classifying the extracted features in classes; and establishing correspondence of features in a same class between the 3D submap and the global map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE
    Inventors: Yi Luo, Yi Wang, Ke Xu
  • Patent number: 10223361
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an object based storage are provided. As an example, a method for generating a metadata object for an archive data container having a plurality of data containers is disclosed. The method includes generating a first metadata signature for the archive data container using an archive data container identifier, a number of data containers within the archive data container, and placement information of each data container within the archive data container; assigning a plurality of blocks for storing data for the plurality of data containers at an object based storage to an intermediate logical object; updating a payload signature with placement information of the plurality of blocks within the intermediate logical object; and placing the first metadata signature and the updated payload signature within the metadata object, wherein the metadata object is used to retrieve location information for a specific data container within the archive data container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventors: Kiran Nenmeli Srinivasan, Sumeeth Kyathanahalli, Sudhindra Tirupati Nagaraj
  • Patent number: 10223007
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, system, and computer program product for use in replication comprising receiving an IO at a splitter at a production site from a host, determining if the IO is to a predicted location, wherein a predicted location is a location predicted to correspond to a future write to an image on the production site, and splitting the IO based on the decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Assaf Natanzon, Saar Cohen, Slavik Neymer, Jehuda Shemer, Lehood Baruch
  • Patent number: 10220141
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer readable media for transitioning a clinical care room from a first scene to a second scene in order to facilitate completion of a real-world activity are provided. The first scene in the clinical care room is presented where the clinical care room has one or more zones. The first scene is associated with a first group of setting for components within the one or more zones. An input corresponding to the real-world activity is received. Incident to receiving the input, the second scene is provided. The second scene is associated with a second group of settings for the components. The second group of setting is optimized to facilitate completion of the real-world activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Palmer Bechtel, Mark Nolte, Eric Kays, Scott Gordon Siebers, Greg Mitchem
  • Patent number: 10217182
    Abstract: The technology relates to advanced image signal processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Vojtech Holub, Thomas P. Carrier, Donald Haaga
  • Patent number: 10218994
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to automatic content recognition and recovery of metadata associated with multimedia content. Embodiments include the use of audio watermarks, video watermarks or both to recover metadata. Embodiments also describe improved video watermark embedding techniques including quantization-based video watermarking in the spatial domain and quantization-based video watermarking in frequency domain, as well as improved video watermark detection techniques based on multiple video frames. Embodiments also include improvements to payload structure and improvements to payload recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Verance Corporation
    Inventors: Jian Zhao, Rade Petrovic, Joseph M. Winograd
  • Patent number: 10218918
    Abstract: [Object] To select an effect process appropriately according to a feature of an image. [Solution] Provided is an image processing device including a flow vector detection unit configured to detect flow vectors of pixels in an input image, and an effect selection unit configured to select a process of effect to the input image, on the basis of a pattern of the flow vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Ebihara, Daisuke Tahara, Takashi Kohashi, Atsushi Kimura, Kazuhiro Shimauchi