Applications Patents (Class 382/100)
  • Patent number: 10099400
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting and controlling the quality of debarking at the surface of a wooden log provide information on main parameters related to the debarking quality of the log surface, including fiber loss and residual bark. The debarking quality detecting method and system involve measurement of three-dimensional profile of at least a portion of the log surface to generate corresponding profile image data, which is processed to generate data indicative of the texture of the log surface. The texture data is then analyzed to generate resulting data on the debarking quality parameters. That quality indicative information can be generated on a continuous basis to provide an objective assessment of the quality performance in real-time in view of target productivity, and may then be used to perform optimal adjustments of the debarker operating parameters, either manually by the operator or automatically through feedback control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CENTRE DE RECHERCHE INDUSTRIELLE DU QUÉBEC
    Inventors: Richard Gagnon, Jean-Pierre Couturier, Philippe Gagné, Feng Ding, Fadi Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 10102352
    Abstract: A trusted content usage monitor for monitoring content usage is provided. A unique identifier generation unit generates a unique identifier indicative of content being rendered and a packet generator generates a trusted packet comprising the unique identifier. The trusted packet is trust signed by the trusted content usage monitor, so that it can be trusted by its recipient. The trusted content usage monitor has at least one mode of operation in which content rendering cannot be decoupled from operation of the unique identifier generation unit, so that generated packets can be trusted as truly indicative of content usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ARM LIMITED
    Inventors: David John Butcher, Rhys David Copeland, Robert James Catherall, Jeremy Isle Johnson
  • Patent number: 10095877
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for authenticating photographic data. In one embodiment, a method comprises providing an image authentication application for use on a client device, the application configured to control image capture and transmission; receiving an image data file from the application at the authentication server comprising a photographic image captured by the application and metadata associated therewith; applying a watermark to the photographic image to create a watermarked image; applying date and time information to the tagged image; applying location information to the tagged image; creating a web address associated with the image data file; uploading the photographic image, the tagged image, or both to the web address; and transmitting an authenticated image file to the client device, the authenticated image file comprising one or more of: the watermarked image, the photographic image, the date and time information, geographic information, and the web address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TruePic Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Stack, Jason Lyons, Francis Lyons
  • Patent number: 10096193
    Abstract: A method for establishing a sorting result for a value document while employing sensor data for the value document and pre-specified classification parameters, includes a pre-specified classification method carried out while employing the sensor data and the classification parameters. The method involves carrying out pre-specified substeps such that at least some of which are making a respective decision, and because of the carried out substeps a class is established as a sorting result. At least upon making the decisions at least one classification parameter associated with the respective decision and/or at least part of the sensor data and/or at least one substep result obtained upon carrying out a preceding substep is respectively employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 10088969
    Abstract: In one implementation, an image-based automation process includes identifying a graphical object of a graphical user interface and performing an action relative to the graphical object at the graphical user interface. The identifying is based on an image including the graphical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventors: Sagi Schein, Omer Barkol, Ruth Bergman, David Lehavi, Ayelel Pnueli, Yonathan Livny
  • Patent number: 10089889
    Abstract: A device, and method, for situational awareness of an emergency scene for first responders uses an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a sensor package in populated or otherwise restricted areas. The unmanned aerial vehicle is assigned to a control center for a designated incident while automatically tasking the unmanned aerial vehicle with the initiation of the incident response to autonomously proceed to the incident prior the control center taking active control of the unmanned aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason M. Patterson, William Eugene Parson, Jerry Alan Phifer, Jason Richard Cannon, Darrill Lee Plummer, Cedric Williams
  • Patent number: 10089899
    Abstract: A sign language message may be derived from user movements detected proximate to an electronic device by comparing the movements to a database that includes data regarding one or more sign languages. A control function may then be identified which the electronic device may be caused to perform. Output related to the user's detected movements may be provided to the user. In some implementations, output specifying identified control functions may be transmitted to a presentation device. Further, in some implementations, if a sign language message and/or a control function cannot be unambiguously derived and/or identified, output promoting the user to provide additional information may be transmitted to a presentation device. Detected movements may be compared to data regarding multiple different sign languages and/or a subset of available multiple different sign languages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Yuri Shovkoplias
  • Patent number: 10083186
    Abstract: A system for large-scale crowd sourcing of map data cleanup and correction, comprising an application server that generates image data, sends image data to a user device, receives tagging data provided by the device user, and provides tags to a crowdsourced search and locate server based on tagging data from a user device, a crowdsourced search and locate server that receives tags from an application server, computes agreement and disagreement values and performs expectation-maximization analysis, and a map data server that stores and provides map data, and a method for estimating location and quality of a set of geolocation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: DIGITALGLOBE, INC.
    Inventors: Shay Har-Noy, Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin
  • Patent number: 10083354
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically determining, on a pixel by pixel basis, whether imagery includes ground images or is obscured by cloud cover. The techniques include training a cloud dictionary and a ground dictionary, determining whether a given pixel is best represented by “words” from the cloud dictionary or “words” from the ground dictionary to make an initial determination of cloud or ground, and performing a max-flow, min-cut operation on the image to determine whether each pixel is a cloud or ground imagery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Aschenbeck
  • Patent number: 10078668
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for utilizing information-asset metadata aggregated from multiple disparate data-management systems may include (1) receiving a request for information about one or more information assets of an entity whose metadata satisfies a metadata-search criterion, (2) identifying a global metadata repository that stores metadata of the information assets, (3) querying the global metadata repository for information about one or more of the information assets whose metadata satisfies the metadata-search criterion, (4) receiving, from the global metadata repository, information about at least one information asset whose metadata satisfies the metadata-search criterion, and (5) responding to the request using the information about the information asset. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Karl Woodrow, Stuart Carter
  • Patent number: 10078645
    Abstract: A crowdsourced search and locate platform, comprising an application server that receives input from a plurality of user devices and navigates to a particular location, sends images of the location to a user device, and receives tagging data provided by the device user, and a client interface application that displays a plurality of interactive elements to a user, receive input from the user, and provide the results of the input to the application server, and methods for operating and administering a crowdsourced search and locate platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
    Inventors: Shay Har-Noy, Luke Barrington, Nathan Ricklin
  • Patent number: 10078878
    Abstract: In some arrangements, product packaging is digitally watermarked over most of its extent to facilitate high-throughput item identification at retail checkouts. Imagery of such packaging can be analyzed to detect digital watermarking. One claim recites a method comprising: receiving imagery representing two packaged item from a digital camera, each of the packaged items including digital watermarking encoded in packaging on the items; each of the packaged items including digital watermarking encoded in packaging on the items; using one or more programmed electronic processors, analyzing the imagery to detect the digital watermarking; accessing a spatial template associated with the digital watermarking when two or more instances of digital watermarking are detected in a single image frame; comparing spatial areas containing the two or more instances of digital watermarking within the imagery to the spatial template; carrying out an action based on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Yang Bai, Eric D. Evans, Tomas Filler
  • Patent number: 10078774
    Abstract: A decoding device may include a processor that may include a core component configured to: analyze watermark metadata to identify a watermark ROI from among multiple candidate ROIs in response to generation of the watermark metadata, determine whether rectification is to be performed within the watermark ROI, perform watermark decoding with the rectified watermark ROI data to decode data encoded within a digital watermark within the rectified watermark ROI in response to performance of the rectification, and transmit the data to a server via a network in response to successful decode of the data. The processor may also include a SIMD component configured to perform at least one of: a watermark transform with the captured image to generate the watermark metadata, and the rectification within the watermark ROI to generate the rectified watermark ROI data in response to the determination by the core component to perform the rectification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech S.R.L.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Vorabbi, Stefano Santi
  • Patent number: 10068129
    Abstract: Methods and systems for recognizing people in images with increased accuracy are disclosed. In particular, the methods and systems divide images into a plurality of clusters based on common characteristics of the images. The methods and systems also determine an image cluster to which an image with an unknown person instance most corresponds. One or more embodiments determine a probability that the unknown person instance is each known person instance in the image cluster using a trained cluster classifier of the image cluster. Optionally, the methods and systems determine context weights for each combination of an unknown person instance and each known person instance using a conditional random field algorithm based on a plurality of context cues associated with the unknown person instance and the known person instances. The methods and systems calculate a contextual probability based on the cluster-based probabilities and context weights to identify the unknown person instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jonathan Brandt, Zhe Lin, Xiaohui Shen, Haoxiang Li
  • Patent number: 10067562
    Abstract: A display apparatus for a video call is provided. The display apparatus includes a display configured to display a first image received from an external apparatus; a communication unit configured to receive a second image generated by capturing a user while the first image is displayed; an image processor configured to detect a point of gaze of the user from the second image; and a controller configured to determine whether the point of gaze is located in a preset region of the first image and control the communication unit to transmit the second image or a third image that is obtained by editing the point of gaze in the second image to the external apparatus based on a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mikiyas Teshome, Nam-su Ha
  • Patent number: 10068361
    Abstract: In various implementations, methods and systems are disclosed for accurately selecting a targeted portion of a digital image. In one embodiment, a selection cursor having a central and a peripheral region is provided. The central region is used to force a selection or a deselection and therefore moving the central region over a portion of the image causes that portion of the image to be selected or deselected, respectively. The peripheral region of the cursor surrounds the central region and defines an area where a hybrid level set algorithm for both boundary detection and region definition, particularly a matting region, is performed. This provides highly accurate boundary detection and matting region selection within a narrowly-focused peripheral region and eliminates the need to subsequently designate a matting region and apply a matting algorithm to complex portions of an object selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Byungmoon Kim, Gagan Singhal
  • Patent number: 10068337
    Abstract: This invention provides a device and method for diagnosing thermal images, which relates to a thermal imaging device and an applied field of infrared detection. The conventional thermal imaging device is excessively dependent on subjective experience of users to set an analysis area and mode of a thermal image during photographing, causing complicated operation and affecting assessments of thermal images. In the invention, a reference image reflecting morphological characters of a photographed body is superimposed and displayed in an infrared thermal image, and is as a visual reference of the photographed thermal image. The thermal image is diagnosed according to a corresponding analysis area and a specified diagnosis mode, to acquire a diagnosis result. Thereby, the common users can achieve the better photographing level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: MISSION INFRARED ELECTRO OPTICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hao Wang
  • Patent number: 10070297
    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: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Hatsutori, Futoshi Iwama, Kohichi Kamijoh, Yuichi Nakamura, Hitomi Takahashi, Hironori Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10061970
    Abstract: A method and a mobile terminal for controlling unlocking include the following. The number of feature points in a current feature point set of a finger is acquired. X rows of sensing electrodes are added to the current sensing electrode set to update the current sensing electrode set. The finger is scanned according to sensing electrodes in the current sensing electrode set updated to obtain fingerprint data. A fingerprint image is generated based on the fingerprint data. Feature points are extracted from the fingerprint image and the current feature point set is updated based on the feature points extracted. The terminal is unlocked when the number of the feature points in the current feature point set is greater than or equal to the first preset threshold and the current feature point set is matched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10061987
    Abstract: Whether a not a given video includes video content of other videos is determined by evaluating video content as well as video content transitions over time of videos. One or more fingerprints of the video are created and used to match against reference fingerprints of reference videos to identify candidate videos that is likely to have matching video content as an input video. After a candidate video is identified, a likelihood of the candidate video and an input video having matching video content is evaluated. A confidence score based on the evaluation of video content as well as video content transitions over time for a pair of videos including the input video and a candidate video is generated. When the confidence score exceeds a threshold score, it is determined that the pair of videos is likely to include the matching video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Filip Pavetic
  • Patent number: 10061964
    Abstract: A press sheet for fingerprint reader and a fingerprint reader are provided. The press sheet includes a transparent substrate, a microstructure layer, and a diffusion layer. The transparent substrate has a first surface and a second surface, and the first surface faces towards an optical imaging apparatus. The microstructure layer is disposed on the first surface of the transparent substrate, and the diffusion layer contains diffusion particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: Industrial Technology Research Institute, Gingy Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Hsiao-Feng Huang, Ping-Chen Chen, Chun-Chen Chiang, Pei-Chi Chien, Jen-Chieh Wu
  • Patent number: 10061988
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can identify a first video represented based on a first set of image frames. A first subset of image frames can be extracted from the first set of image frames. The first subset of image frames can be compared to one or more image frames associated with a collection of video clusters. It can be determined that at least a threshold quantity of image frames in the first subset matches, within an allowable deviation, at least some image frames associated with a first video cluster included the collection of video clusters. The first video cluster can be defined to include the first video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Ladislav Prosek
  • Patent number: 10062083
    Abstract: A scalable system to provide a means for a brand manager, marketer, consultant, or researcher to identify, monitor, measure, and rank the propagation of a brand's digital imagery across the web, including the social web, the system configured to implement a novel process in which digital image files obtained from social networks that are perceptually similar (i.e., appear identical to the human visual system), but whose digital representation differs, are identified, data associated with the images files is clustered into groups, each group representing a common single piece of content that originated from the user, and enabling a user to access and organize the clusters of brand image data to measure and track the engagement of users on the social network with that brand image content, thereby providing measurable statistics for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Curalate, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Aaron Shiftan, Apu Sorabh Gupta, Brendan William Lowry, Louis Kratz, III
  • Patent number: 10060755
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and system for providing map information by a terminal supporting a navigation function, and more particularly, variably displaying map information as a streaming image map or an embedded vector map according to a travel state in a route guide service. Accordingly, since the present invention variably supports two-type map information including the embedded vector map and the streaming image map in the navigation function, it is possible to use map information through the streaming image map when a detailed, clear image is needed, and it is possible to use a route guide service through the embedded vector map providing more accurate and general map information while moving. Also, it is possible to efficiently receive map information applied to a navigation function from a service device connected through a communication network and accordingly, it is possible to efficiently perform the navigation function provided from a terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jihye Heo
  • Patent number: 10055632
    Abstract: A capacitive fingerprint sensing apparatus includes sensing electrodes, a sensing driver, and a processing module. In a self-capacitive sensing mode, the sensing driver performs self-capacitive sensing on at least one sensing electrode to obtain a first fingerprint sensing signal. In a mutual-capacitive sensing mode, the sensing driver performs mutual-capacitive sensing on at least two adjacent sensing electrodes to obtain a second fingerprint sensing signal. The processing module generates a first fingerprint pattern and a second fingerprint pattern according to the first fingerprint sensing signal and the second fingerprint sensing signal and combines the first fingerprint pattern and the second fingerprint pattern into a combined fingerprint pattern. The resolution of the combined fingerprint pattern along at least one direction is larger than that of the first fingerprint pattern and the second fingerprint pattern along the at least one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Raydium Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Chang-Ching Chiang, Kun-Pei Lee
  • Patent number: 10057321
    Abstract: Provided is an image management apparatus including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire data of an image and positional information on a subject included in the image; a computation unit configured to compute a relative positional relationship between a plurality of subjects included in the image in at least a depth direction, based on the acquired positional information on the plurality of subjects included in the image; and a creating unit configured to create a comment data relevant to the image automatically, based on the computed relative positional relationship between the plurality of subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenichi Matsuhashi
  • Patent number: 10057658
    Abstract: Improved techniques for video watermarking are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise a processor circuit and a watermarking module for execution by the processor circuit to generate disabled video content through modification of a video content item, send a common stream comprising the disabled video content, and send a private content key for the disabled video content, the private content key defining a watermark for the video content item. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sergey Yuogoloth Salishev, Alexandra Afanasyeva, Evgeny Linsky, Denis Ivanov, Dmitry Ryzhov
  • Patent number: 10056112
    Abstract: A system for annotating frames in a media stream 114 includes a pattern recognition system (PRS) 108 to generate PRS output metadata for a frame; an archive 106 for storing ground truth metadata (GTM); a device to merge the GTM and PRS output metadata and thereby generate proposed annotation data (PAD) 110; and a user interface 109 for use by the human annotator HA 118. The user interface 104 includes an editor 111 and an input device 107 used by the HA 118 to approve GTM for the frame. An optimization system 105 receives the approved GTM and metadata output by the PRS 108, and adjusts input parameters for the PRS to minimize a distance metric corresponding to a difference between the GTM and PRS output metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: LiveClips LLC
    Inventors: Eric David Petajan, David Eugene Weite, Douglas W. Vunic
  • Patent number: 10049350
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer program products that provide for element level presentation of elements of a payment instrument for exceptions processing. More specifically, the invention involves identifying an exception element from an image of a financial document, determining the location of the exception element based on its coordinates within the image of the financial document, and providing a zoomed-in view of the exception element to the user along with information and resources to allow a user to conveniently conduct accurate analysis of the exception element. The system then receives a correct element from the user to replace the exception element, and then processes the financial document using the replaced correct element instead of the exception element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Gerald Smith, Eric Dryer, Joshua Allen Beaudry, James F. Barrett, II, Shawn Cart Gunsolley, Michael Matthew Wisser, Andrew Patrick Bastnagel, Marshall Bright Thompson
  • Patent number: 10051310
    Abstract: A terminal identification method which acquires then decodes multimedia temporal content to generate a multimedia stream in unscrambled form with at least one temporal succession of time intervals. A set of information bits for displaying an image or playing a sound being transmitted during a single time interval. The terminal identification device transmits an identification command to the terminal and the terminal triggers and alternately inhibits a predetermined modification of at least some of the information bits necessary for playing a sound or displaying an image contained in the multimedia stream to obtain a modified multimedia stream and transmits the stream as a multimedia. The device acquires the modified stream transmitted by the terminal and determines the identifier of the terminal to which it belongs on the basis of the transmitted command and the presence or absence of the predetermined modification in the acquired stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: VIACCESS
    Inventor: Vincent Hamon
  • Patent number: 10042047
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method for processing a sequence of images is provided. The method receives a sequence of images generated by a radar. Each image includes a plurality of pixels. Each pixel includes radial velocity information. The method estimates optical flow for the pixels within an image in the sequence of images by using the radial velocity information for the pixels as a constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Inna Stainvas Olshansky, Igal Bilik, Oded Bialer
  • Patent number: 10045074
    Abstract: A computing system receives from a media presentation device a query fingerprint stream representing media content being presented by the media presentation device, where the query fingerprint stream has been determined to represent a first channel. The computing system then detects that a threshold mismatch exists between the received query fingerprint stream and a reference fingerprint stream representing the first channel, thus indicating a likelihood that the media presentation device has transitioned from presenting the first channel to presenting a second channel. Responsive to detecting the threshold mismatch, the system thus discontinues channel-specific action with respect to the first channel. For instance, the system could discontinue superimposing of first-channel-specific content on the presented media content and perhaps start superimposing of second-channel-specific content instead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaehyung Lee, Dewey Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10044508
    Abstract: There is provided a reception device including a content reception unit configured to receive content, a digital watermark information acquisition unit configured to acquire information specifying an outflow route for the content to create a digital watermark, and a content output unit configured to embed a digital watermark in the received content by using the acquired information and configured to output the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Jun Kitahara, Kazutoyo Sekine
  • Patent number: 10043023
    Abstract: This invention aims to propose a method and a system allowing to supply certified reliable information without the source of the information being transmitted to the applicant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Nagravision S.A.
    Inventor: Salvatore Bocchetti
  • Patent number: 10043237
    Abstract: Hyper-hemispherical images may be combined to generate a rectangular projection of a spherical image having an equatorial stitch line along of a line of lowest distortion in the two images. First and second circular images are received representing respective hyper-hemispherical fields of view. A video processing device may project each circular image to a respective rectangular image by mapping an outer edge of the circular image to a first edge of the rectangular image and mapping a center point of the circular image to a second edge of the first rectangular image. The rectangular images may be stitched together along the edges corresponding to the outer edge of the original circular image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: GOPRO, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Steel, Timothy Macmillan
  • Patent number: 10044930
    Abstract: It is provided a photographing assisting system. The system includes a plurality of photographing apparatuses and an information processing apparatus which receives images from the plurality of photographing apparatuses, recognizes a subject in each received image and a location in which each received image is photographed, determines a group including at least one photographing apparatus within a predetermined area of each photographing apparatus and detects a photographing situation indicating the subject, the location and a photographer of the photographing apparatus within the predetermined area. The information processing apparatus outputs photographing advice according to the photographing situation of each of the plurality of photographing apparatuses to the photographing apparatus in the group. The photographing apparatus in the group outputs the photographing advice received from the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Yasufumi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10044781
    Abstract: Methods and systems to enable system users to share, discover, stream, purchase, and otherwise support content generated by other users. An interest indication system referred to as GreenLighting may be used to tag content and/or other users of interest. The GreenLight system may then be used to search, filter, sort, and stream content based on preferences and relationships between users. The systems and methods described herein may be embodied as a website that is accessible to both content creators and end users attempting to discover and view content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Tipping Point, LLC
    Inventor: Brendan Healy
  • Patent number: 10037587
    Abstract: One example embodiment is a method to embed a watermark image into a host image such that a watermarked image is generated. The method divides a host image into an Red (R) component, a Green (G) component, and a Blue (B) component, and partitions each component of the R, G, and B components into non-overlapping blocks from which embedding blocks are selected to embed watermark information such that a watermarked image is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Macau University of Science and Technology
    Inventor: Zhanchuan Cai
  • Patent number: 10037276
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for accelerating access to data may include (1) monitoring, at a data-caching system, read requests of a first data-accessing system for a dataset managed by a data-management system, (2) identifying a pattern of the read requests of the first data-accessing system, (3) monitoring, at the data-caching system, read requests of a second data-accessing system for the dataset managed by the data-management system, (4) determining that a pattern of the read requests of the second data-accessing system resembles the pattern of the read requests of the first data-accessing system, and (5) using a portion of the dataset accessed by the read requests of the first data-accessing system to pre-warm a cache of the second data-accessing system. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Chirag Dalal, Vaijayanti Bharadwaj, Pradip Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10036877
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for imaging a target as for example a multiwell plate. A plurality of regions of interest are selected on the target at a system control. The selected plurality of regions of interest are simultaneously imaged to provide an image with the plurality of regions of interest selectively magnified by a microlens array (30) and the regions that are not of interest are rejected by means of a mirrored aperture array, a mask, or selective illumination of the regions of interest of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Vanderbilt University
    Inventors: Charles David Weaver, Roger Bryan Greenway, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10037479
    Abstract: Systems and methods for eye tracking include a video capture component that provides a video of an environment and a set of gaze tracking coordinates for the video. A library stores a plurality of feature sets representing respective areas of interest with respective object labels. An image annotation component extracts a plurality of features from a region of interest and matches the extracted features to an area of interest in the library to produce a selected area of interest and a confidence value. A verification component accepts the selected area of interest if the confidence value meets a threshold value and sends the region of interest to a human expert to assign an object label if the confidence value does not. The library is dynamically updated in response to input from the human expert to add new areas of interest and new object labels to the library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: MEDSTAR HEALTH
    Inventors: Allan Fong, Daniel Hoffman, Raj Ratwani, A. Zachary Hettinger
  • Patent number: 10037476
    Abstract: The present invention concerns the recovery of fragmented files. In particular, the present invention concerns finding fragmentation points and continuation points of a fragmented JPEG image for purposes of reassembling the JPEG image. The continuation points are found by using a JPEG thumbnail image corresponding to the JPEG image to be reassembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: MICRO SYSTEMATION AB
    Inventor: Christopher Rossall
  • Patent number: 10037588
    Abstract: A method of embedding a pattern as a watermark into a content segment. Prior to modifying the content segment, an impulse response of a filter to be used for detecting the pattern is determined; the time-reversed impulse response of the filter is inserted into the segment as the set of imperceptible features; wherein the filter is an infinite impulse response filter having a semi-white frequency spectrum and provides a pseudo-random time-domain response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: KANTAR SAS
    Inventor: Dirk Jeroen Breebaart
  • Patent number: 10033904
    Abstract: Pieces of information are multiplexed in a plurality of portions on an image respectively. Image information which sets an edge amount becomes equal to or larger than a threshold is multiplexed in a portion of the plurality of portions where an edge amount is smaller than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobutaka Miyake, Yuki Ishida, Wei Song
  • Patent number: 10026139
    Abstract: A method of detecting and extracting a watermark (digital watermarking) in a digital signal. The watermark is composed by the repetition of elementary components of a load to be transmitted. At least one repetition of an elementary component in the digital signal is detected. At least one quality attribute is assigned to each repetition of at least one elementary component. The repetitions of an elementary component are sorted according to a function of the quality attributes of these repetitions. Certain repetitions, dubbed individualities, of an elementary component are selected. The selected repetitions are fused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Philippe Nguyen, Camille Rizko
  • Patent number: 10028025
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for enabling presence-based and/or use-based services. In one embodiment, a presence database and an evaluation entity collect information relating to a device's location and activity. The presence database collects location-based data to build anonymized user profiles; estimates a physical location of the device; and provides targeted content to the device. The user profiles are stored at e.g., a user premises, or at a headend network or elsewhere within the “cloud”. Additionally, in one variant, signals are collected from “smart” appliances (in a home or other premises) to create personal, shared, and family environmental settings which are instantiated when a user enters the premises. Methods and apparatus to collect browsing behavior across desktop and mobile devices on third party sites (including web browsing, social networking, and e-commerce) which are represented by the managed network are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Justin Tidwell, Eduardo Samame
  • Patent number: 10019810
    Abstract: A method of determining a depth value of a fine structure pixel in a first image of a scene using a second image of the scene is disclosed. A gradient orientation for each of a plurality of fine structure pixels in the first image is determined. Difference images are generated from the second image and a series of blurred images formed from the first image, each difference image corresponding to one of a plurality of depth values. Each of the difference images is smoothed, in accordance with the determined gradient orientations, to generate smoothed difference images having increased coherency of fine structure. For each of a plurality of fine structure pixels in the first image, one of the smoothed difference images is selected. The depth value of the fine structure pixel corresponding to the selected smoothed difference image is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Matthew Raphael Arnison, Ernest Yiu Cheong Wan
  • Patent number: 10019998
    Abstract: An audio identification system generates a probe audio fingerprint of an audio signal and determines amount of pitch shifting in the audio signal based on analysis of correlation between the probe audio fingerprint and a reference audio fingerprint. The audio identification system applies a time-to-frequency domain transform to frames of the audio signal and filters the transformed frames. The audio identification system applies a two-dimensional discrete cosine transform (DCT) to the filtered frames and generates the probe audio fingerprint from a selected number of DCT coefficients. The audio identification system calculates a DCT sign-only correlation between the probe audio fingerprint and the reference audio fingerprint, and the DCT sign-only correlation closely approximates the similarity between the audio characteristics of the probe audio fingerprint and those of the reference audio fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergiy Bilobrov, Maksim Khadkevich
  • Patent number: 10015483
    Abstract: Disclosure is directed to determining a condition of the television receiver and communicating information regarding that condition to end-points that are external to the television receiver. The television receiver may create a two-dimensional barcode with information regarding the receiver condition and output the two-dimensional barcode for display on a display device. Once displayed on the display device, the two-dimensional barcode may be scanned into a mobile device where the information regarding the receiver condition may be stored, processed and/or forwarded to another location or device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: DISH Technologies LLC.
    Inventors: Germar Schaefer, Danny J. Minnick
  • Patent number: 10013623
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for enabling a primary device to track a secondary device. The method comprises determining a frequency at which a marker is being displayed with media content on the secondary device; capturing images using the primary device at the frequency at which the marker is being displayed; and providing an output on the primary device while the marker is being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: David Ryan Walker, Steven Henry Fyke