Applications Patents (Class 382/100)
  • Patent number: 10733444
    Abstract: Described in detail herein are methods and systems for performing a physical object assessment. The system entails an automated system to receive, unpack and assess a physical object based on automated determined attributes. The system can determine an element based on the assessment and generate a webpage including the attributes of the physical object and the determined element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: John Jeremiah O'Brien, Donald High, Nicholas Antel, Chandrashekar Natarajan
  • Patent number: 10733738
    Abstract: Described is an, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”), that includes stereo pairs of imaging element, each imaging element including a region of interest controller. The region of interest controller for an imaging element of the stereo pair receives movement information affecting the imaging element and selects a portion of pixels of a digital image formed by the imaging element. The portion of pixels are provided to an image processor that utilizes the portion of pixels to determine depth information for objects represented by the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua John Watson
  • Patent number: 10733338
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to generate a synthetic point cloud of a spacecraft. An example apparatus includes a point cloud generator to generate a first synthetic point cloud of a first simulated space vehicle based on a simulated illumination source and a simulated image sensor, where the simulated illumination source and the simulated image sensor is operatively coupled to a second simulated space vehicle at a first position, where the simulated image sensor measures a parameter of the first simulated space vehicle, where the simulated illumination source uses a first configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Hyukseong Kwon, Kyungnam Kim
  • Patent number: 10726537
    Abstract: Image acquisition for meat grading. In one embodiment, a method includes aligning a suspended slaughtered animal half according to a predetermined orientation and retaining this orientation by a positioning device designed as part of a processing line until image acquisition of a cut surface; executing a 3D measurement and setting a trigger point in a control device, wherein the position of the cut surface is determined by an image processing device from a three-dimensional image recorded by a first image acquisition device; aligning the optical components of a second image acquisition device in accordance with the position in space determined for the cut surface; and trigger-initiated execution of at least one two-dimensional image acquisition of the cut surface by the second image acquisition device, the optical components of which are aligned beforehand, when a trigger condition coupled to the trigger point is met, as identified by the above control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Horst Eger
  • Patent number: 10726254
    Abstract: Systems for dynamically detecting duplicate items are provided. In some examples, a system, may receive a document, document image, document details or the like. The system may identify at least one other document for comparison to the received document. The system may perform optical character recognition on the document or document image to identify data within one or more standard fields of the document. The detected data may be compared to the at least one other document and, if no matches exist, the document may be identified as not a duplicate. If one or more matches exist, the system may identify x and y coordinates of a location of data within one or more standard fields on the received document. A corresponding location on the at least one other document may be identified based on the x and y coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Pepe, Jr., Kerry Kurt Simpkins, John Barrett Hall, Robert E. Mills, Jr., Murali Santhanam
  • Patent number: 10722955
    Abstract: A Key Tracking System and Method of Operation allows a user to store a digital image of a key in a memory storage on a mobile device. The digital image of the key is stored with a plurality of keys for a user, creating a database of key images that are viewable for comparison, cutting references, key location identity, and other common key organization and tracking features. The stored digital image of the key is used to comparatively identify the key amongst digital images of a plurality of keys. The stored digital image of key can be compared with an image of a corresponding recall key in order to cut a key bitting for the key that substantially matches the key bitting of the recall key. The stored digital image of the key is associated with a location of a corresponding keyway structure that graphically displays on a digital map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Eric John Lee
  • Patent number: 10721544
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method of making watermarking data embedded in an Elementary Stream ES accessible to a receiver. The ES comprises video and/or audio data and is to be transmitted as a Packetized Elementary Stream PES in a Transport Stream TS such that the receiver can use the watermarking data to watermark the video and/or audio data in the ES without reconstructing the ES from the TS. The watermarking data identifies one or more watermarking locations in the video and/or audio data in the ES to be modified by the receiver in accordance with the watermarking data. The method comprises determining respective one or more watermarking TS locations in the TS corresponding to the one or more watermarking locations. The method further comprises embedding, in the ES, the watermarking data including watermarking location information identifying the one or more watermarking TS locations, or modifying watermarking data embedded in the ES by adding the watermarking location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NAGRAVISION S.A.
    Inventor: Didier Hunacek
  • Patent number: 10719738
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an exemplary inventive computer-implemented method may include steps, performed by a processor, of: obtaining training real representations of a real subject; obtaining a training synthetic representation having a visual effect applied to a synthetic subject; training a first neural network and a second neural network by: presenting the first neural network with training real representation and candidate meta-parameters of latent variables for the visual effect to generate a training photorealistic-imitating synthetic representation of the real subject with the visual effect; presenting the second neural network with the training photorealistic-imitating synthetic representation and the training synthetic representation to determine actual meta-parameters of the latent variables of the visual effect, where the actual meta-parameters are meta-parameters at which the second neural network has identified that the training photorealistic-imitating synthetic representation is realistic, and pr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Banuba Limited
    Inventors: Viktor Prokopenya, Yury Hushchyn, Alexander Lemeza
  • Patent number: 10719945
    Abstract: Current technologies detect the alertness of a user using frontal face. However, there are no techniques to track the position of face from a side angle. A method and system for face position tracking of a user and alerting the user is disclosed. The method includes capturing images using a monocular camera and identifying a user's face from the images and storing the user's face as reference face. The user's face is divided into two regions and one or more corner points are identified. A centroid is created in the two regions and the corner points are joined using virtual lines to create a dual flexible spider model. One or more new corner points are created on fulfillment of pre-defined conditions. Angle and magnitude of flow vectors is determined using one or more new corner points and alerts are given to the user based on the angle and magnitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Apurba Das, Nithish Chauhan, Hardik Jayesh Sanghani
  • Patent number: 10721458
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of optical filters, a stereo camera and a circuit. The optical filters may be configured to (i) generate polarized light by polarizing light received from a reflective surface and (ii) rotate in synchronization to each other. The stereo camera may be disposed adjacent the optical filters and may be configured to generate two sequences of images in electrical form from the polarized light. The circuit may be configured to (i) generate a sequence of disparity images from the two sequences of images and (ii) adjust the rotation of the optical filters in response to the sequence of disparity images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ambarella International LP
    Inventor: Ching-Yu Weng
  • Patent number: 10719855
    Abstract: A method of providing Internet commercialization services to a content owner may include obtaining rights from an owner of Web page contents on a Web page to commercialize the Web page contents, obtaining an ad from an advertiser for placement on the Web page, the advertiser agreeing to pay for placement of the ad, paying for traffic to the Web page based on a bid to a traffic partner and sharing profits with the owner of the Web page contents, if any, from payments by the advertiser above payment to the traffic partner for the traffic. The content owner may be a publisher of content on the Internet. The traffic partner may be a search engine. The method may include automatically providing Internet commercialization services to an Internet publisher. Various aspects of the method may be modified in a closed loop fashion to optimize profits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TABOOLA.COM LTD.
    Inventors: William Sears, David Hull, Warren Gibbons, Tim Whalen, William Gross, Thomas McGoven
  • Patent number: 10713629
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable medium are provided to enable digital bank endorsement. A digital image of a back side of a check may be placed in a computer memory. Appropriate coordinates for a bank endorsement may be determined. A bank endorsement may be automatically generated. The digital image may then be electronically altered by overlaying, merging, or rendering text of the generated bank endorsement. A modified digital image may be combined with an image of the front side of the check and stored and/or exported to check clearing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Reynaldo Medina, III
  • Patent number: 10710393
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a security document including a security pattern generation method includes the steps of selecting a bounding region, an image object, and a raster image or a function; cutting the image object into image object partitions; and repeating the image object as a pattern, preferably a lattice pattern, in the bounding region wherein each of the image object partitions of an image object is transformed depending on the position area of the image object in the lattice pattern and the rank of the image object partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventor: Rudolf Bartels
  • Patent number: 10715697
    Abstract: An image processing method includes: a first obtaining step of obtaining data of an image; a second obtaining step of obtaining additional information; a third obtaining step of obtaining information related to a printable area of a print medium on which the image based on the data obtained in the first obtaining step is printed; determining step of determining a position where the obtained additional information is embedded in the image on the basis of the information obtained in the third obtaining step; and embedding step of embedding the additional information with reference to the determined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki Omagari, Mitsuru Uratani, Hiroyuki Sakai, Yuki Ishida, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10705859
    Abstract: An online system customizes content items to be displayed on electronic displays. The electronic displays may be located at a venue with a large amount of foot traffic from users such as a park, airport, restaurant, shopping center, or airport. The system receives information from an electronic display describing users in vicinity of, or interacting with, the electronic display. For instance, the electronic display receives information from client devices of the users or by using sensors such as a camera that captures images of the users. Additionally, the system may receive interaction data generated by a touchscreen device of the electronic display. Based on the received information, the online system can select content items that are customized based on the interests of the users. The online system can also provide customized content items for display on a user's client device based on the user's interaction with an electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Pravin Paratey, Aliasgar Mumtaz Husain
  • Patent number: 10706488
    Abstract: Debugging information for content rendered for display on a client device can be included in one or more watermarks inserted into the content. Performance, state, configuration, debugging, and other information can be encoded into a watermark and placed in rendered content in such a way that the information is imperceptible to most users. When a user reports a potential issue or problem, the user (or another source) can provide a version of the image frame corresponding to the issue, which enables the watermark to be located and the data extracted. A checksum or other value can be used to ensure that a complete and valid watermark was obtained. The data extracted from the watermark can then be used to attempt to identify and/or diagnose the potential issue without having to have access to the client device or communication with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jari Juhani Karppanen
  • Patent number: 10706126
    Abstract: Described herein is a method for implementing augmented reality associated to carrier means comprising a medium of a physical or digital type, wherein the method comprises in sequence the steps of incorporating an information content within an optical image of the medium, transferring the optical image that incorporates the information content onto the carrier means, decoding the information content, and reproducing the information content on an electronic device, wherein said step of reproducing enables the user to display the augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PIKKART S.R.L.
    Inventors: Davide Baltieri, Lorenzo Canali, Giovanni Zuffolini
  • Patent number: 10706302
    Abstract: Real time vehicle occupant emergency health data systems and methods that link a vehicle subsystem, a cloud subsystem, and a public health profile subsystem such that, in a triggering vehicle emergency event or the like, the health status of a previously-identified or unidentified vehicle occupant is captured in real time by an on-board camera and/or other sensor. This vehicle occupant identification and health status information are variously transmitted to the cloud, where the vehicle occupant identification is coupled with available public health profile information, in the case of a previously-identified vehicle occupant. Subsequently, the health status information and public health profile information are transmitted to an emergency responder or the like, thereby aiding in rendering medical assistance to an injured or sick vehicle occupant. The systems and methods of the present disclosure may also provide data analytics information that may be used later to improve vehicle safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Aswathy Surendran, Peter Winzell
  • Patent number: 10706263
    Abstract: Disclosed are an evaluation method and an evaluation device for a facial key point positioning result. In some embodiments, the evaluation method includes: acquiring a facial image and one or more positioning result coordinates of a key point of the facial image; performing a normalization process on the positioning result coordinate and an average facial model to obtain a normalized facial image; and extracting a facial feature value of the normalized facial image and calculating an evaluation result based on the facial feature value and a weight vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Chengjie Wang, Jilin Li, Feiyue Huang, Kekai Sheng, Weiming Dong
  • Patent number: 10706658
    Abstract: A vending machine recognition apparatus includes: a receiving unit configured to receive a captured image obtained by capturing an image of a vending machine; and a recognition unit configured to recognize merchandise from the captured image and recognize a price of the merchandise from a peripheral image region of an image region of the recognized merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kota Iwamoto, Kyota Higa, Ruihan Bao, Takami Sato
  • Patent number: 10706277
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for handling 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: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Raphael A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10706698
    Abstract: An intelligent lighting system employs energy efficient outdoor lighting and intelligent sensor technology in cooperation with video analytics processing. The lighting system selectively illuminates outdoor spaces and identifies and evaluates events in a scene monitored by a video camera, thereby to facilitate proactive and appropriate security responses to those events. Selective use of advanced lighting fixtures may significantly reduce costs of lighting areas that are monitored by security systems such as streets, public parks, and parking lots, while simultaneously improving security, safety, and traffic control. Energy savings alone, for a properly designed system, are estimated at 50%-90% of current usage. When combined with remote monitoring, such systems may prevent accidents and criminal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: AVIGILON ANALYTICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Douglas H. Marman
  • Patent number: 10706573
    Abstract: A structural analysis computing device for determining structural characteristics of an object pictured in a three-dimensional (3D) image may be provided. The structural analysis computing device may include a memory, a user interface, an object sensor configured to capture the 3D image of the object, and at least one processor in communication with the memory and the object sensor. The processor may be configured to access the 3D image including the object, automatically determine a first plurality of measurements of the object from the 3D image, and display the 3D image on the user interface. The processor may be further configured to generate a data file including the 3D image and the first plurality of measurements, and store the data file within the memory. The processor may also be configured to transmit the data file to an insurance server computing device for generation of an associated insurance claim form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Timothy J. Spader, George T. Dulee, Jr., Donald Yuhas, Aaron Brucker, Chris Stroh, Jeffrey Mousty
  • Patent number: 10699128
    Abstract: Methods and systems for comparing content are provided. A recognizable object which appears in frames of a reference video file is recognized. A meta-feature of the recognizable object is determined. A first vector indicative of the meta-feature of the identified recognizable object in the reference video file is created. The meta-feature of the identified recognizable object which appears in a suspect video file is determined. A second vector indicative of the meta-feature of the identified recognizable object in the suspect video file is created. A correlation between the first vector and the second vector is determined. The correlation between the first vector and the second vector is indicative of a degree of confidence that the suspect video file is a copy of the reference video file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Amitay Stern, Yoav Glazner
  • Patent number: 10699426
    Abstract: Similarity acquisition means calculates a similarity in each combination of an examination cross-sectional image and a reference cross-sectional image between examination volume data and reference volume data. Adjustment value acquisition means acquires an adjustment value of the similarity based on a relationship between the cross-sectional positions of examination cross-sectional images in two combinations and a relationship between the cross-sectional positions of reference cross-sectional images in the two combinations. Association means associates the examination cross-sectional image and the reference cross-sectional image with each other based on a sum of all the similarities and all the adjustment values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Sadato Akahori
  • Patent number: 10699433
    Abstract: A liquid level detecting method is provided. Firstly, a receiving component is provided, wherein the receiving component includes a transmissive container for containing a liquid and a marking component located on a rear surface of the transmissive container. Then, a camera captures a receiving component image of the receiving component from a front surface of the transmitting container, wherein the receiving component image includes a transmissive container image and a marking component image. Then, the marker component image is analyzed downward from an end portion to obtain multiple width values of multiple position points of the marker component image. Then, a width difference between each width value and a width average of the marking component image is obtained. Then, a position point whose width difference value is not within a preset range is determined. Then, according to the position point, a liquid level of the liquid is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jia-Hao Bai, Tzu-Hang Huang, Chun-Jen Chen, Cheng-Hsun Lin
  • Patent number: 10699108
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating a size measurement of a body part of person for fitting a garment using a depth sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Andrew S. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10699313
    Abstract: In a method of structured communications, responsive to a user interacting with an observation platform via a software application installed on a first communication device belonging to the user, a signal is received by a computer system of the observation platform. The computer system is associated with an organization. The computer system identifies credentials of the user. The computer system accesses a profile associated with the credentials the user. The profile includes a history of the user's activities associated with the organization. The computer system utilizes the profile of the user to determine a person representing the organization to place in contact with the user via the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Theatro Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Paul Russell, Guy R. VanBuskirk, Ravi Shankar Kumar, Kranthimanoj Nagothu
  • Patent number: 10699359
    Abstract: In an example, a capture system includes a content capture mechanism, an isolation engine, a mark strength engine, and a parameter controller. In that example, the isolation engine generates mark data, the mark strength engine identifies a first variance level in a first region of a first set of mark data, and the parameter controller adjusts a parameter of the content capture mechanism in accordance with a strength change based on a comparison of the first variance level to a second variance level in a first region of a second set of mark data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Renato Oliveria Da Silva, Lucio Cossio, Andre Rabelo
  • Patent number: 10699358
    Abstract: A hidden information detector for image files extracts N least significant bits from each of a first set of pixels of an image file, wherein N is an integer greater than or equal to 1. The detector then applies a mask to each of the extracted N least significant bits to form a second set of pixel values and determines a first probability as to whether the second set of pixels encodes a hidden image. Responsive to the first probability exceeding a first threshold, the detector determines a second probability as to whether the second set of pixels matches an image encoded in the first set of pixels. Responsive to a determination that the second probability is less than a second threshold, the detector performs a non-image classifier on the second set of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MCAFEE, LLC
    Inventors: German Lancioni, Sherin M. Mathews
  • Patent number: 10688822
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for obtaining information to be embedded within an identification document. Modifying the information to add depth when viewed through a three-dimensional (3D) viewing device, thereby yielding modified information. Embedding the modified information in a target image to yield a modified target image such that the modified information is not viewable to a naked eye and the modified information is visible with added depth when viewed through a 3D viewing device. Disposing the modified target image on an identification document to yield embedded 3D information. An identification document includes the target image and 3D information embedded within the target image. The 3D information embedded within the target image is not visible to a naked eye, but is visible with added depth when viewed through a 3D viewing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MorphoTrust USA, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Jones, Yecheng Wu
  • Patent number: 10692209
    Abstract: Image processing apparatus 1 includes a hardware processor that acquires a bright-field image of a cell and a fluorescence image in which fluorescent spots of a fluorescent reagent applied dropwise to a region including the cell are imaged, and that uses a convolutional neural network to extract respective image features of the bright-field image and the fluorescence image and to output classification information concerning the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Takehiko Sashida
  • Patent number: 10688532
    Abstract: An installation for identifying handled parcels, said installation including a linear conveyor for conveying parcels in series. The installation further includes a monitoring and control central unit suitable for instantly determining the three-dimensional position of each parcel on the conveyor, and at least one handheld electronic unit that is suitable for detecting identification information on a parcel when it is placed in the vicinity of said parcel, and for transmitting said information to the central unit. The central unit is arranged to read an instantaneous three-dimensional position for said handheld unit in response to receiving said information coming from said handheld unit, and to detect a match between said instantaneous three-dimensional position of the handheld unit and said instantaneous three-dimensional position of the parcel as determined by the central unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SOLYSTIC
    Inventors: Luc Chirol, Emmanuel Miette
  • Patent number: 10691929
    Abstract: This specification describes techniques for verifying authenticity of an image. One example method includes identifying a baseline image depicting a baseline background; identifying a comparison image depicting a card; identifying a comparison background in the comparison image, wherein the comparison background is an area of the comparison image other than an area occupied by the card; determining a probability that the baseline background matches the comparison background; determining that the probability satisfies a verification threshold; and in response to determining that the probability satisfies a verification threshold, determining that the comparison image was acquired by capturing an image of a physical card corresponding to the card depicted in the comparison image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Dandan Zheng, Wei Xu, Liang Li
  • Patent number: 10691830
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preserving privacy in distribution of content using private tokens in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of anonymously tracking a digital content and remediating unauthorized distribution includes generating a private token including an identifier distinguishable from tokens generated by other playback devices and the association with the playback device is not shared, receiving a portion of content, embedding a digital watermark in the content, where the digital watermark includes the private token, detecting an unauthorized copy of the content, extracting the digital watermark from the unauthorized copy of the content, broadcasting an enforcement message containing the private token to the playback devices, receiving the enforcement message, and performing an enforcement action on the playback device in response, where only a playback device that generated the private token responds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Verimatrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Munro, Niels J. Thorwirth
  • Patent number: 10691979
    Abstract: A method for classifying physical objects includes: controlling, by a processor, one or more depth cameras to capture depth images of a query object; controlling, by the processor, one or more color cameras to capture a color images of the query object; computing, by the processor, a three-dimensional (3D) model of the query object using the depth images; combining, by the processor, the color images with the 3D model; computing, by the processor, a descriptor from the 3D model and the color images, the descriptor including: a multi-dimensional shape descriptor space representation of a 3D shape of the query object; a multi-dimensional color descriptor space representation of a texture of the query object; and a one-dimensional size descriptor space representation of a size of query object; supplying, by the processor, the descriptor to a classifier to compute a classification of the query object; and outputting the classification of the query object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AQUIFI, INC.
    Inventors: Carlo Dal Mutto, Alvise Memo
  • Patent number: 10691660
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable media for representing media assets. The method includes receiving an original media asset and derivative versions of the original media asset and associated descriptors, determining a lineage to each derivative version that traces to the original media asset, generating a version history tree of the original media asset representing the lineage to each derivative version and associated descriptors from the original media asset, and presenting at least part of the version history tree to a user. In one aspect, the method further includes receiving a modification to one associated descriptor and updating associated descriptors for related derivative versions with the received modification. The original media asset and the derivative versions of the original media asset can share a common identifying mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrea Basso, Paul Gausman, David C. Gibbon
  • Patent number: 10687100
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to measure exposure to streaming media are disclosed. An example method includes detecting metadata associated with streaming media presented at a client device. Data is extracted from a first field of the metadata. The data from the first field of the metadata is processed to generate a first request directed to a first internet domain, the first internet domain based on the data, the first request including a media identifier from a second field of the metadata, the second field of the metadata separate from the first field of the metadata, the media identifier identifying the streaming media. In response to the detection of the metadata, the first request is sent from the client device to the first internet domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Arun Ramaswamy, Alan Bosworth, Kevin K. Gaynor, Narasimha Reddy Goli
  • Patent number: 10687424
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensor module includes a fingerprint sensor assembly with a circuit element attached. The fingerprint sensor assembly is electrically connected to a printed circuit board (PCB) substrate with a cutout to accommodate the circuit element. The entire fingerprint sensor assembly and at least part of the PCB are encapsulated in a encapsulating material to produce a structurally robust fingerprint sensor module suitable for integration into an electronics device such as a smartphone or other “Internet of Things” (IOT) electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: IDEX Biometrics ASA
    Inventors: Fred G. Benkley, III, David N. Light, David Joseph Geoffroy, Massimo Eugenio Ravelli
  • Patent number: 10685171
    Abstract: A steganographic coding detector (and method) analyzes one or more pages of a file. For each page containing text strings, the detector counts a number of A0h and 20h characters for the text string. For each text string for which the number of A0h characters is greater than a first threshold, the detector sets a flag to a first state, The first threshold is computed based on the number of 20h characters in that text string. For each text string for which the number of 20h characters is less than the first threshold, the detector sets the flag to a second state. Responsive to the number of text strings that have a flag at the first state being greater than a second threshold, the detector marks the file as being steganographically encoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: McAfee, LLC
    Inventors: German Lancioni, Jonathan B. King, Eric D. Wuehler
  • Patent number: 10679061
    Abstract: Techniques for tagging virtualized content are disclosed. In some embodiments, a modeled three-dimensional scene of objects representing abstracted source content is generated and analyzed to determine a contextual characteristic of the scene that is based on a plurality of objects comprising the scene. The modeled scene is tagged with a tag specifying the determined contextual characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Outward, Inc.
    Inventor: Clarence Chui
  • Patent number: 10681243
    Abstract: There is provided a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing application program executable by a processor of an information processing apparatus which communicates with a scanner having specific information. The specific information indicates whether the scanner is configured to generate a specific file for which specific processing is executable by a specific program. The application program, when executed by the processor, causes the information processing apparatus to: obtain an image read by the scanner; obtain the specific information from the scanner; and generate a file indicating the obtained image. In a case that the specific information is first information, the application program causes the information processing apparatus to generate the file with usable information embedded therein. In a case that the specific information is second information, the application program cause the information processing apparatus to generate the file without the usable information embedded therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryo Yanagawa
  • Patent number: 10679740
    Abstract: Systems and methods for de-identification of medical images can be applied to medical images acquired using various techniques. A 3D medical image can be analyzed to generate an image mask that partitions the image into a foreground region and a background region. From the image mask, a “skin surface” can be reconstructed based on the boundary between the foreground region and the background region. The image mask can be modified, e.g., by moving a randomly-selected subset of the voxels from the foreground region to the background region so that the shape of the skin surface is altered, thus obscuring patient-identifying features. The original medical image can be modified by changing the intensity of voxels in the background region while preserving the original intensity of voxels in the foreground region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Weitian Chen, Ke Gan
  • Patent number: 10671947
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention disclosed herein provides techniques for distributing tasks to skilled workers participating in a managed crowd-sourcing workforce. A crowd worker routing system receives a request for a task assignment from a first worker participating in the crowd-sourcing workforce. The crowd worker routing system retrieves one or more scores associated with the first worker, wherein each score is related to the performance of the first worker with respect to completing a prior set of task assignments. The crowd worker routing system determines that a first task assignment included in a first set of task assignments is related to a first score included in the one or more scores. The crowd worker routing system determines whether to route the first task assignment to the first worker for completion based on the first score and one or more routing rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Venu Gopal Nayar, David Chen, Aroon Ramadoss, Ryan Schroeder, Vinod Vishwanathan
  • Patent number: 10667530
    Abstract: An automated process assesses an amount of meat remaining on a trimmed animal carcass by generating image data of the carcass and processing the image data in a computer to calculate the amount of meat remaining on the carcass. The automated process can be carried out using an equation developed by counting pixels in an area of interest in images of a plurality of reference trimmed carcasses from which the remaining meat is thereafter scraped and weighed, to produce data points used to develop the equation which is then used to calculate the amount of meat remaining on a trimmed carcass as it proceeds down a processing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Cryovac, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Healey, Rajeev Sinha, Lewis Webb, Keith Johnson, James Mize
  • Patent number: 10663835
    Abstract: A system includes a memory, a processor in communication with the memory, a unique identifier generator, a transmitter, at least one receiver, a display, and a viewing aid. The transmitter is configured to transmit information about a unique identifier generated from the unique identifier generator. The receiver is configured to receive the information from the transmitter. The display is configured to emit polarized light at a plurality of polarizations. Additionally, the plurality of polarizations includes a plurality of different noise polarizations and polarized light at a polarization factor based on the unique identifier. The viewing aid has a filter that is configured to pass light at the polarization factor and block light at the plurality of different noise polarizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fletcher Robinson, Thomas John Jenkinson
  • Patent number: 10665249
    Abstract: A voice input unit has predetermined directivity for acquiring a voice. A sound source arrival direction estimation unit operating as a first direction detection unit detects a first direction, which is an arrival direction of a signal voice of a predetermined target, from the acquired voice. Moreover, a sound source arrival direction estimation unit operating as a second direction detection unit detects a second direction, which is an arrival direction of a noise voice, from the acquired voice. A sound source separation unit, a sound volume calculation unit, and a detection unit having an S/N ratio calculation unit detect a sound source separation direction or a sound source separation position, based on the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Yamaya, Kouichi Nakagome
  • Patent number: 10657676
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for encoding information in a graphic image. The information may be encoded so as to have a visual appearance that adopts a particular style, so that the encoded information is visually pleasing in the environment in which it is displayed. An encoder and decoder are trained during an integrated training process, where the encoder is tuned to minimize a loss when its encoded images are decoded. Similarly, the decoder is also trained to minimize loss when decoding the encoded images. Both the encoder and decoder may utilize a convolutional neural network in some aspects to analyze data and/or images. Once data is encoded, a style from a sample image is transferred to the encoded data. When decoding, the decoder may largely ignore the style aspects of the encoded data and decode based on a content portion of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Drake Austin Rehfeld, Rahul Bhupendra Sheth, Ning Zhang
  • Patent number: 10657372
    Abstract: A system for identifying and displaying one or more optimal locations within a lot for a garden in which to plant and grow suggested plant varieties is discussed. The system includes a robotic device positioned and configured to scan the lot and to generate at least one lot parameter. The system also includes a soil sensor positionable in soil in the lot and configured to generate at least one soil parameter. The system further includes a computing system configured to execute a location optimization module that determines varieties of suggested plants based on the soil parameter and the lot parameter. Based on a user selection from the varieties of suggested plants, the computing system identifies optimal locations for a garden within the lot for the one or more selected plants. The computing system transmits the optimal locations for the garden to a user computing device for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Suman Pattnaik, Matthew Dwain Biermann, Steven Jackson Lewis
  • Patent number: 10655982
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include a method and a device for generating position information of a target object. In some embodiments, the method comprises: obtaining target point cloud data of the target object, acquired by a target scanner at a target position, and position information of the target scanner, and obtaining reference point cloud data of the target object, acquired by a reference scanner at a reference position, and position information and an Euler angle of the reference scanner; obtaining an Euler angle of the target scanner based on the target point cloud data, the reference point cloud data, and the Euler angle of the reference scanner; and generating the position information of the target object based on the target point cloud data, the position information and the Euler angle of the target scanner, the reference point cloud data, and the position information and the Euler angle of the reference scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weilin Peng, Li Yu, Shengpan Xu, Hailong Tian, Shiyu Song, Fangfang Dong