Applications Patents (Class 382/100)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 10216990
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to selection of machine-readable link type. Examples include acquisition of an electronic document, selection of a machine-readable link type for evaluation, and a decision of whether at least one characteristic of the document satisfies at least one evaluation metric for use of the selected type of machine-readable link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Bibhu Prasad Biswal, Sibin Jos Koothur, Sandeep Matti Prabhu
  • 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: 10215866
    Abstract: A seismic modeling system may include a seismic model data storage device, and a processor cooperating with the seismic model data storage device to transform a seismic model spatial domain data set associated with a given region into a seismic frequency domain data set, where the given region includes a suspect region, transform a seismic model spatial domain data subset associated with the suspect region into a seismic frequency domain data subset, and perform inpainting of the seismic frequency domain data subset based upon the seismic frequency domain data set. The processor may further convert the inpainted seismic frequency domain data subset into an inpainted spatial domain data subset, and substitute the inpainted spatial domain data subset for the seismic model spatial domain data subset associated with the suspect region in the seismic model spatial domain data set associated with the given region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jessica L. Ascough, Mark D. Rahmes, Mark E. Blue
  • 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: 10217361
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a sensing unit configured to sense an object in a surrounding area of the vehicle, an output unit configured to output a notification about a pedestrian detected in the surrounding area, and a control unit configured to recognize whether the object is the pedestrian based on sensing signals delivered from the sensing unit and control the output unit to thereby output the notification when the pedestrian is recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pyoung Jae Jung, Young Jun Son
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10210386
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for storing virtual personal identifiable information. In some implementations, the information is collected during the authentication of identification (ID) documents. The system includes a one-way hashing function that converts unique personal identifiable information into a unique digest. The system can store the digest without having to store the personal identifiable information. Because the hashing function generates the same digest when given the same input, the digests can be used as anonymized identifiers in place of the personal identifiable information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventor: Raphael A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10204390
    Abstract: Some implementations may include a computer-implemented method for applying at least two digital watermarks to a digital document, the method including: receiving a digital document comprising visual contents; generating a first digital watermark to be visually presented at a first time point; generating a second digital watermark to be visually presented at a second time point, the second digital watermark being different from the first digital watermark and the second time point being different from the first time point; and applying both the first digital watermark and second digital watermark to the digital document t.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MorphoTrust USA, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Martin
  • Patent number: 10204301
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention provides a system for mapping a neural network onto a neurosynaptic substrate. The system comprises a reordering unit for reordering at least one dimension of an adjacency matrix representation of the neural network. The system further comprises a mapping unit for selecting a mapping method suitable for mapping at least one portion of the matrix representation onto the substrate, and mapping the at least one portion of the matrix representation onto the substrate utilizing the mapping method selected. The system further comprises a refinement unit for receiving user input regarding at least one criterion relating to accuracy or resource utilization of the substrate. The system further comprises an evaluating unit for evaluating each mapped portion against each criterion. Each mapped portion that fails to satisfy a criterion may be remapped to allow trades offs between accuracy and resource utilization of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arnon Amir, Rathinakumar Appuswamy, Pallab Datta, Myron D. Flickner, Paul A. Merolla, Dharmendra S. Modha, Benjamin G. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10206013
    Abstract: Systems and methods for graphical data presentation during a sporting event broadcast are disclosed. A server platform is constructed and configured in network communication with at least one input device and at least one display device. The at least one input device transmits input data with time code related to the sporting event to the server platform in real time or near real time. The server platform processes the input data according to a production sequencing of the sporting event, thereby creating processed data. The server platform creates and integrates the processed data with a video presentation of the sporting event based on the production sequencing of the sporting event. The at least one display device displays a customized graphical presentation of the processed data with the video presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SPORTSMEDIA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gerard J. Hall
  • Patent number: 10204104
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for processing queries relating to presented media content are provided. In some implementations, a method comprises: receiving a request to associate with a media playback device that is presenting media content to a user of the mobile device; activating a microphone associated with the mobile device; converting received ambient sounds to text inputs; determining whether the text inputs include a trigger term and the query; determining media playback information from the media application that includes timing information corresponding to when during the presentation of the media content the query was received and media content identification information; causing a search to be performed that includes the query, the timing information, and the media content identification information; obtaining a search result that is responsive to the query; and presenting the search result on a display associated with the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Taboriskiy, Emmanuel Mogenet, Oliver Heckmann, Matsvei Zhdanovich, Gokhan Hasan Bakir, Behshad Behzadi, Karoly Csalogany
  • Patent number: 10204285
    Abstract: An apparatus for identifying plant varieties from leaf or flower samples taken while in the field comprises a scanning device having a backlight so as to enable a detailed image of a sample to be recorded digitally, a computer for uploading the image for analysis, a computer program which allocates user prescribed parameters such as leaf venation, leaf shape, base position and shape and leaf curvature to the image, and utilizing the data produced by the computer program and applying an algorithm to it for matching the data against a database of plant varieties to determine the highest match probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: AVICENNIA INVESTMENTS PTY LTD
    Inventor: James Warren
  • Patent number: 10199038
    Abstract: Deep recurrent neural networks applied to speech recognition. The deep recurrent neural networks (RNNs) are preferably implemented by stacked long short-term memory bidirectional RNNs. The RNNs are trained using end-to-end training with suitable regularisation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Alexander B. Graves
  • Patent number: 10198864
    Abstract: An augmented reality system comprises one or more databases storing a passable world model data comprising a set of points pertaining to real objects of the physical world, and one or more object recognizers configured for running on the passable world model data. Each of the object recognizer(s) is programmed to recognize a predetermined object of the real world based on a known geometry of a corresponding set of points. The augmented reality system further comprises a head-worn augmented reality display system configured for displaying virtual content to a user based at least in part on the recognized object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventor: Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 10198641
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for determining a location of an object within an environment. An example method may include determining a three-dimensional (3D) location of a plurality of reference points in an environment, receiving a two-dimensional (2D) image of a portion of the environment that contains an object, selecting certain reference points from the plurality of reference points that form a polygon when projected into the 2D image that contains at least a portion of the object, determining an intersection point of a ray directed toward the object and a 3D polygon formed by the selected reference points, and based on the intersection point of the ray directed toward the object and the 3D polygon formed by the selected reference points, determining a 3D location of the object in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Wan-Yen Lo, David I. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10198783
    Abstract: Some implementations may provide a computer-implemented method for validating a digital document, the method including: receiving, at a computing device, the digital document comprising at least two digital watermarks, the digital document issued by a central entity; retrieving a first digital watermark from the digital document, the first digital watermark visually presented at a first time point; retrieving a second digital watermark from the digital document, the second digital watermark visually presented at a second time point, the second digital watermark being different from the first digital watermark and the second time point being different from the first time point; and reading the digital document based on the retrieved first and second digital watermarks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MorphoTrust USA, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Martin
  • Patent number: 10198645
    Abstract: System and techniques for preventing face-based authentication spoofing are described herein. A visible light emitter may be controlled to project a pattern into a camera's field of view during an authentication attempt. An image may be obtained from the camera for the authentication attempt. A potential spoofing region on image may be identified by finding the pattern. An authentication attempt based on a face found in the potential spoofing region may be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Graumann, Rahuldeva Ghosh, Ranjit S Narjala
  • Patent number: 10198819
    Abstract: Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for segmenting an image of a video stream with a client device, identifying an area of interest, generating a modified area of interest within one or more image, identifying a first set of pixels and a second set of pixels, and modifying a color value for the first set of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Kudriashov, Fedir Poliakov, Maksim Gusarov
  • Patent number: 10198782
    Abstract: Various image processing arrangements are detailed for detecting mis-marking of product packaging artwork with two conflicting steganographically-encoded product identifiers. Some embodiments concern detection in a pre-press or test-print quality assurance stage. Others concern detection post-press. All help serve to assure accurate product identification by point of sale scanners. A great number of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventor: Brett A. Bradley
  • Patent number: 10192640
    Abstract: A computed tomography (CT)-based clinical decision support system provides fractional flow reserve (FFR) decision support. The available data, such as the coronary CT data, is used to determine whether to dedicate resources to CT-FFR for a specific patient. A machine-learnt predictor or other model, with access to determinative patient information, is used to assist in a clinical decision regarding CT-FFR. This determination may be made prior to review by a radiologist and/or treating physician to assist decision making.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Lucian Mihai Itu, Dorin Comaniciu, Thomas Flohr, Tiziano Passerini, Saikiran Rapaka, Puneet Sharma
  • Patent number: 10193876
    Abstract: A system and method validates user supplied photographs and/or characteristics using a video, audio or series of images of the user responding to instructions, and uses such validation in searching and/or matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Zoosk, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander F. Mehr, Shayan G. Zadeh, Jared R. Crane, Joshua D. Royse
  • Patent number: 10185707
    Abstract: A facility for annotating portions of a document shown in a visual representation of the document with annotations reflecting aggregated document activities performed with respect to the portions is described. The facility specifies a visual representation of at least part of the document. For each of at least two portions of the document that are not identical and that are represented in the specified visual representation, the facility attaches to locations in the document's visual representation corresponding to the portion a visual annotation reflecting an aggregation operation against document activities performed with respect to the portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Edgar Fay, Joshua Allen Cowhig, Christopher Lee Mullins, Robert Earl Standefer, III
  • Patent number: 10181170
    Abstract: Differential modulation schemes encode a data channel within host signal or noisy environment in a manner that is robust, flexible to achieve perceptual quality constraints, and provides improved data capacity. Differential arrangements enable a decoder to suppress host signal or other background signal interference when detecting, synchronizing and extracting an encoded data channel. They also enable the incorporation of implicit or explicit synchronization components, which are either formed from the data signal or are complementary to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: John Stach, Ajith M. Kamath
  • Patent number: 10182114
    Abstract: A media content sharing method is provided which includes receiving a query message including query information associated with a media content from a client device, determining whether a storage unit contains a target description file including at least a segment information including characteristics corresponding to the query information, whereby the storage unit stores a plurality of description files uploaded from a plurality of content providing devices, and transmitting a request message to a first content providing device which uploads the target description file, for requesting the first content providing device to provide a target media segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: NOVATEK Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventor: Wei-Chung Chang
  • Patent number: 10182170
    Abstract: Imagery captured by a point-of-sale scanner (e.g., in a supermarket) for purposes of barcode decoding, is contrast-enhanced preparatory to use for watermark decoding—despite the fact that such operation may sometimes result in contrast between certain pixels being diminished. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventor: Eric D. Evans
  • Patent number: 10176309
    Abstract: Disclosed are blockchain-based methods and systems for watermarking digital content. In an exemplary aspect, a method for watermarking digital content is provided, by receiving, by a processor, a data stream comprising audio and/or video content; receiving watermark data, by a processor, from a computing node communicatively linked to a blockchain-based distributed ledger; and applying at least one watermark to the data stream based upon the watermark data, wherein the watermark comprises at least one hash based on one or more data blocks stored in the blockchain-based distributed ledger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Acronis International GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Tormasov, Victor Lysenko, Mark Shmulevich, Stanislav Protasov, Serguei M. Beloussov
  • Patent number: 10176194
    Abstract: A crowdsourced search and locate platform has been developed and put into practice. A plurality of geospatial images of a geographical region of interest are presented to a plurality of participants in an internet mediated crowdsourcing campaign for the purpose of identifying and tagging specific features of interest to the campaign administrator. An algorithm of the invention, CrowdRank, monitors the identification accuracy of the participants both absolute and compared to other participants calculating a score used to weight each identification made by that user. CrowdRank also chooses images to maximize campaign efficiency and calculates the confidence level of each feature identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
    Inventors: Shay Har-Noy, Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin
  • Patent number: 10176896
    Abstract: A CT-based clinical decision support system provides coronary decision support. With or without CT-FFR, a machine learnt predictor predicts the clinical decision for the patient based on input from various sources. Using the machine learnt predictor provides more consistent and comprehensive consideration of the available information. The clinical decision support may be provided prior to review of coronary CT data by a radiologist and/or treating physician, providing a starting point or recommendation that may be used by the radiologist and/or treating physician.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Puneet Sharma, Lucian Mihai Itu, Thomas Flohr, Dorin Comaniciu
  • Patent number: 10178443
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices enable enhanced delivery of metadata, as well as auxiliary programs and services associated with a primary content. In one method, a primary content with pre-existing watermarks is received at a content distributor device. The pre-existing watermark include specific fields that allow retrieval of a first metadata. The values and boundary locations of the symbols of the pre-existing watermark messages are determined, and symbols of a new watermark message are embedded in the primary content to render the pre-existing watermarks undetectable. The new watermark message includes symbol values that different from those in the pre-existing watermark messages and enable retrieval of a second metadata. Upon transmission of the primary content to a client device, detection of the new watermark message, and initiation of a request by the client device, access to the first or the metadata, as well as associated programs or services, are enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Verance Corporation
    Inventors: Rade Petrovic, Jian Zhao, Joseph M. Winograd
  • Patent number: 10176381
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a video analysis system for an energy-consuming building equipment. The video analysis system includes a camera and an image processing unit to monitor people who appear in a target region, and in an actual space where the camera coexists with the energy-consuming building equipment, a height from the camera to a bottom surface of the actual space ranges from 2 to 10 meters. The present invention further relates to an intelligent building management system provided with the video analysis system for the energy-consuming building equipment. With the video analysis system of the present invention, a security system of a building is combined with the energy-consuming building equipment by means of an optimal camera design/arrangement, which can improve the operation efficiency of the whole building significantly and achieve a desirable energy-saving effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jianwei Zhao, YuHui Kuang, Robert Hong-Leung Chiang
  • Patent number: 10171730
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an unit configured to obtain captured images captured at a plurality of positions/orientations; an unit configured to generate a guidance instruction for causing a captured image corresponding to a position/orientation substantially the same as a captured image of a stipulated state to be obtained; an unit configured to output the guidance instruction; an unit configured to determine whether or not one captured image obtained after output of the guidance instruction was captured at a position/orientation substantially the same as the captured image of the stipulated state; and an unit configured to, if the one captured image is determined to be captured at the position/orientation, generate or update a three-dimensional map from three-dimensional coordinates of a feature included in a captured image based on the plurality of captured images including the one captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiro Kobayashi, Daisuke Kotake, Masahiro Suzuki, Masakazu Fujiki, Akihiro Katayama
  • Patent number: 10169277
    Abstract: A capability determining method for a terminal device, a host, and a system is provided. The capability determining method includes acquiring, by the host, a capability supported by the terminal device. The method also includes determining, by the host according to the capability supported by the terminal device and a capability supported by the host, a capability supported by both the terminal device and the host, and using the capability supported by both the terminal device and the host as an overlapping capability, where the overlapping capability is used by the terminal device to perform capability configuration. The method also includes sending the overlapping capability to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Device (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yeqi Wang
  • Patent number: 10169872
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method obtains at least one image from which severity of a given pathological condition presented in the at least one image is to be classified. The method generates a hybrid image representation of the at least one obtained image. The hybrid image representation comprises a concatenation of a discriminative pathology histogram, a generative pathology histogram, and a fully connected representation of a trained baseline convolutional neural network. The hybrid image representation is used to train a classifier to classify the severity of the given pathological condition presented in the at least one image. One non-limiting example of a pathological condition whose severity can be classified with the above method is diabetic retinopathy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rahil Garnavi, Dwarikanath Mahapatra, Pallab Roy, Suman Sedai, Ruwan B. Tennakoon
  • Patent number: 10171981
    Abstract: A method for emergency communication includes encoding a message for visual display including a message to field and a message from field. The visual display is revealed to a reading device in communication with a broadcast center, which stores the visual display. The messages are decoded and sorted from visual displays at the broadcast center. On an index channel, a time and channel number for when a message body of the message will be broadcast on a message channel is broadcasted. The message body is broadcasted on the message channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Hatsutori, Futoshi Iwama, Kohichi Kamijoh, Yuichi Nakamura, Hitomi Takahashi, Hironori Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10169739
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for facilitating the integration of former inmates into society upon release from inmate facilities. A representative embodiment of the present invention allows participating inmates to utilize one or more pre-defined services during their period of incarceration. Utilization of these pre-defined services increases the participant's likelihood of rehabilitation, thus reducing recidivism. Examples of pre-defined services include identification, education, employment, financial, housing, and social connection services. A release package based upon information collected during use of these services also provides a personal dossier that facilitates criminal investigations, parole evaluations, probation determinations, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Keiser, Bruce Cooper
  • Patent number: 10163164
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for using data collected by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to generate insurance claim estimates that an insured individual may quickly review, approve, or modify. When an insurance-related event occurs, such as a vehicle collision, crash, or disaster, one or more UAVs are dispatched to the scene of the event to collect various data, including data related to vehicle or real property (insured asset) damage. With the insured's permission or consent, the data collected by the UAVs may then be analyzed to generate an estimated insurance claim for the insured. The estimated insurance claim may be sent to the insured individual, such as to their mobile device via wireless communication or data transmission, for subsequent review and approval. As a result, insurance claim handling and/or the online customer experience may be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Nathan L. Tofte, Timothy W. Ryan, Nathan W. Baumann, Michael Shawn Jacob, Joshua David Lillie, Brian N. Harvey, Roxane Lyons, Rosemarie Geier Grant