Textiles Or Clothing Patents (Class 382/111)
  • Patent number: 10760899
    Abstract: A shape discrimination device includes an approximate curve calculator configured to calculate an approximate curve of a contour, the contour being a line having a finite length representing a part of an outline of an object shown in an image, the approximate curve being a line approximating to the contour and calculated based on coordinates forming the contour, a distance calculator configured to calculate a first distance and a second distance being distances from a first and second end of the contour to a first and second end of the approximate curve, respectively, a coincidence calculator configured to calculate a center coincidence being a degree of coincidence between a center of the contour and the approximate curve, and a specifier configured to specify a shape of the object or a part of the object based on the first distance, the second distance, and the center coincidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Yeongnam Chae
  • Patent number: 10691899
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for learning a function configured for captioning a region of an image. The method comprises providing a dataset of triplets each including a respective image, a respective region of the respective image, and a respective caption of the respective region. The method also comprises learning, with the dataset of triplets, a function that is configured to generate an output caption based on an input image and on an input region of the input image. Such a method constitutes an improved solution for captioning a region of an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Niels Lubbers, Malika Boulkenafed
  • Patent number: 10592960
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to determining thermal insulation levels of clothing a user should wear when traveling to a destination. To do this, a thermal insulation level of clothing worn by a user and levels worn by a crowd can be analyzed from images including the user or the crowd. A thermal sensitivity bias for the user can be determined by comparing those levels for similar locations. Environment data can then be collected for the destination. A thermal insulation level of clothing worn by the crowd for the destination can be predicted based on the environment data. This level can be adjusted with the bias for the user to generate a thermal insulation level of clothing to be worn by the user at the destination. An image having clothing with that level can be displayed to recommend a style of clothing for the user to wear at the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yaya Chu, I-Hsuan Yang
  • Patent number: 10521429
    Abstract: Utilizing graphical elements representing human bodies to estimate physical measurements of a user is described. In at least one example, a service provider can access a database storing a plurality of data items. The service provider can cause a set of data items of the plurality of data items to be presented to the user. Data items in the set of data items are associated with at least one graphical element representing a human body with individual magnitudes corresponding to individual dimensions of a plurality of dimensions. The service provider can receive data indicating a selection of a data item associated with a first magnitude associated with a first dimension and a second magnitude associated with a second dimension. The service provider can estimate physical measurements associated with the user based partly on a first magnitude and/or the second magnitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: Jake M. Hofman, Daniel G. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10489640
    Abstract: A device that determines whether a first person extracted from a first image is identified with a second person extracted from a second image, includes a processor configured to extract a first feature value of a contour portion of the first person, from the first image, extract a second feature value of a contour portion of the second person, from the second image, and determine whether the first person is identified with the second person, based on comparison processing in which a first effect on a first comparison result of the first feature value and the second feature value becomes greater than a second effect on a second comparison result of a third feature value of a portion further from a contour than the contour portion of the first person and a fourth feature value of a portion further from the contour than the contour portion of the second person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Kentaro Tsuji, Mingxie Zheng, Yuji Matsuda, Nobuhiro Miyazaki, Akihiro Minagawa, Yusuke Uehara
  • Patent number: 10474928
    Abstract: In an example, a computerized neural fabric is created by representing each pattern of learned weights of one or more machine learning algorithm-trained models specifying a specific set of products as a column in the computerized neural fabric, each pattern comprising one or more clusters representing combinations of convolutional filters, each cluster learning low level features and sending output via a vertical flow up the corresponding column to a final classification within the corresponding pattern. One or more potential lateral flows between patterns in the computerized neural fabrics is dynamically determined based on resemblance of a new product in a candidate image to the specific sets of products in each of the patterns and identifying possible mutations of the patterns based on the resemblance. Then, one of the one or more potential lateral flows is selected as a new model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Sivakumar N, Praveenkumar A K, Raghavendra D, Vijay G, Pratik Shenoy, Kishan Kumar Kedia
  • Patent number: 10475195
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for global (non-rigid) scan point registration between a scanned object and an associated model, from an arbitrary initial starting position, based on a combination of iterative coarse registration and fine registration. A methodology implementing the techniques according to an embodiment includes generating a model transformation based on a coarse registration between the model and the point scan. The method further includes calculating an alignment metric based on a distance measurement between the point scan and the transformed model. If the alignment metric exceeds a selected threshold value, a fine registration is performed between the transformed model and the point scan. Otherwise, the method continues by performing a random rotation of the model; a translation of the rotated model towards a centroid of the point scan; and iterating the coarse registration using the translated model until the alignment metric is achieved, after which the fine registration is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Rana Hanocka, Shahar Fleishman, Jackie Assa
  • Patent number: 10460158
    Abstract: In a method of generating a three dimensional representation of a human body shape from a depth image of a clothed human subject is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Frank Perbet, Minh-Tri Pham, Bjorn Stenger, Sam Johnson
  • Patent number: 10427348
    Abstract: Automatic process control of additive manufacturing. The system includes an additive manufacturing device for making an object and a local network computer controlling the device. At least one camera is provided with a view of a manufacturing volume of the device to generate network accessible images of the object. The computer is programmed to stop the manufacturing process when the object is defective based on the images of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Alfonso Alexander Perez, Christopher Michael Haid, Mateo Pena Doll, Forrest W. Pieper
  • Patent number: 10430551
    Abstract: In scan data retrieval, a mesh is fit (32) to surface data of a current patient, such as data from an optical or depth sensor (18). Meshes are also fit (48) to medical scan data, such as fitting (48) to skin surface segments of computed tomography data. The meshes or parameters derived from the meshes may be more efficiently compared (34) to identify (36) a previous patient with similar body shape and/or size. The scan configuration (38) for that patient, or that patient as altered to account for differences from the current patient, is used. In some embodiments, the parameter vector used for searching (34) includes principle component analysis coefficients. In further embodiments, the principle component analysis coefficients may be projected to a more discriminative space using metric learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Jiangping Wang, Kai Ma, Vivek Singh, Mingqing Chen, Yao-Jen Chang, Shaohua Kevin Zhou, Terrence Chen, Andreas Krauss
  • Patent number: 10417529
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method comprising receiving an input, and classifying the input utilizing a learned linear combination of multi-dimensional filters. Each multi-dimensional filter identifies a multi-dimensional pattern of a homogenous feature. The method further comprises generating an output indicative of a classification of the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Justin Martineau, Jonathan J. Currey
  • Patent number: 10410043
    Abstract: The system and method deal with three-dimensional (3D) scanning technology which produces object representations which permit rapid, highly-accurate part identification which is not afforded by traditional two-dimensional (2D) camera imaging. The system and method are applicable to any field wherein repair/replacement parts are needed, such as the plumbing, automotive, fastener, marine, window, door, etc. fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Skusub LLC
    Inventors: Keith H. Meany, Matthew Antone
  • Patent number: 10402994
    Abstract: A method implemented with a smart body scanner with applications for online apparel retail, fitness, and healthcare applications includes, with a plurality of depth sensors implemented in the body scanner, creating 3D depth images of a body. In a hardware processing step, 3D depth images are generated as recorded part-images with saturated bright regions and lost dark regions. In a pre-processing step, using High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing, depth data obtained in the bright regions is combined with depth data obtained in the dark regions. In a model fusion step, a single 3D body model is created from a stream of the 3D depth images obtained from multiple angles of view during rotating of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Naked Labs Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Farhad Farahbakhshian, Peter Kreuzgruber
  • Patent number: 10403031
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for obtaining first image features derived from an image of an object, providing the first image features to a three-dimensional estimator neural network, and obtaining, from the three-dimensional estimator neural network, data specifying an estimated three-dimensional shape and texture based on the first image features. The estimated three-dimensional shape and texture are provided to a three-dimensional rendering engine, and a plurality of three-dimensional views of the object are generated by the three-dimensional rendering engine based on the estimated three-dimensional shape and texture. The plurality of three-dimensional views are provided to the object recognition engine, and second image features derived from the plurality of three-dimensional views are obtained from the object recognition engine. A loss is computed based at least on the first and second image features, and the three-dimensional estimator neural network is trained based at least on the computed loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Forrester H. Cole, Kyle Genova
  • Patent number: 10373373
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enabling the reduction of the time required to simulate a garment fitting onto a destination body shape with high visual quality, while also offering high performance and accuracy. The embodiments described herein include, for example, caching of source body meshes having a geometric difference with a destination body mesh that is within a predefined threshold. At least one of the cached source body meshes is selected, based, at least in part, on a wearable measurement range of the garment. For each of the selected cached source body meshes, a deformable object mesh representing the garment is generated, wherein the generating is based, at least in part, on the selected cached source body mesh. A source body mesh having body measurements that most closely match the body measurements of the destination body mesh is identified from among the selected cached source body meshes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Zhan Hua Leong, Ying-Hung Chen, Tsung-Chih Tsai
  • Patent number: 10346893
    Abstract: Machine learning-based approaches are used to identify complementary sets of items, such as articles of clothing and accessories that “match,” and suggest items that would complement a given item of interest. A simulated representation of how the item of interest and the identified complementary items would look together is then generated. For example, given a particular piece of clothing or other apparel item of interest, additional items that complement the item of interest can be identified and suggested to a potential purchaser of the item. Additionally, a three-dimensional (3D) or pseudo-3D representation of a human body can be generated to model the apparel item of interest and the identified complementary apparel items to give the user an idea of how the suggested outfit would look on a user. The representation can be modified to more closely resemble a particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Lixin Duan, Rahul Bhotika, Song Cao
  • Patent number: 10339667
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for locating and/or determining the condition of a wear part in an image of an operating implement associated with heavy equipment is disclosed. The method involves capturing at least one image of the operating implement during operation of the heavy equipment, the image including a plurality of pixels each having an intensity value. The method also involves selecting successive pixel subsets within the plurality of pixels, and processing each pixel subset to determine whether pixel intensity values in the pixel subset meet a matching criterion indicating a likelihood that the pixel subset corresponds to the wear part. The matching criterion is based on processing a labeled set of training images during a training exercise prior to capturing the at least one image of the operating implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Motion Metrics International Corp
    Inventors: Shahram Tafazoli Bilandi, Mahdi Ramezani, Amin Suzani, Neda Parnian, Matthew Alexander Baumann, Saman Nouranian, Nazanin Hamzei, Mohammad Sameti, Saeed Karimifard
  • Patent number: 10329716
    Abstract: Soft absorbent sheets, structuring fabrics for producing soft absorbent sheets, and methods of making soft absorbent sheets. The soft absorbent sheets have a plurality of domed regions or projected regions extending from a surface of the sheets, and connecting regions form a network between domed regions. The domed and projected regions include indented bars that extend across the domed and projected regions in a substantially cross machine direction of the absorbent sheets. The absorbent sheets can be formed by structuring fabrics that have long warp yarn knuckles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Hue Ming Sze, Xiaolin Fan, Hung-Liang Chou, Taiye Philips Oriaran, Farminder Singh Anand, Dean Joseph Baumgartner, Joseph Henry Miller
  • Patent number: 10324673
    Abstract: Methods and systems for arranging shapes within a document prior to printing cut-out patterns are described. A printing device may identify and group contents in a page of a print job as shapes to be cut out from the paper after they are printed. The printing device may then detect the grouped page contents as cut-out patterns. For each cut-out pattern, the printing device may detect the white spaces of content of the cut-out pattern and mark them as available for printing other cut-out patterns. Thus, the printing device may print multiple cut-out patterns on a same page based on using the white space within larger cut-out patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Ver Paloma Dabon, Neil-Paul Payoyo Bermundo
  • Patent number: 10265733
    Abstract: An apparatus that facilitates the manual sorting of objects is disclosed. The apparatus includes a display surface having a surface that can be selectively illuminated and that is adapted for receiving the objects. An identification reader reads identification information stored on the objects. A controller causes an area on the display surface corresponding to one of the objects to be illuminated based on the identification information and indicates a location to which the illuminated object is to be moved. In one aspect of the invention, the display surface includes an area adapted for positioning a receiver for the objects. The display surface provides an indication of a position in the receiver at which the one of the objects is to be placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Kincaid, Melanie Tory, Joachim Schmid
  • Patent number: 10248884
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for image classification using histograms of oriented gradients (HoG) in conjunction with a trainer. The efficiency of the process is greatly increased by first establishing a bitmap which identifies a subset of the pixels in the HoG window as including relevant foreground information, and limiting the HoG calculation and comparison process to only the pixels included in the bitmap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Linear Algebra Technologies Limited
    Inventors: David Moloney, Alireza Dehghani
  • Patent number: 10163003
    Abstract: Certain embodiments involve recognizing combinations of body shape, pose, and clothing in three-dimensional input images. For example, synthetic training images are generated based on user inputs. These synthetic training images depict different training figures with respective combinations of a body pose, a body shape, and a clothing item. A machine learning algorithm is trained to recognize the pose-shape-clothing combinations in the synthetic training images and to generate feature descriptors describing the pose-shape-clothing combinations. The trained machine learning algorithm is outputted for use by an image manipulation application. In one example, an image manipulation application uses a feature descriptor, which is generated by the machine learning algorithm, to match an input figure in an input image to an example image based on a correspondence between a pose-shape-clothing combination of the input figure and a pose-shape-clothing combination of an example figure in the example image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Zhili Chen, Duygu Ceylan, Byungmoon Kim, Liwen Hu, Jimei Yang
  • Patent number: 10070672
    Abstract: In the field of protective equipment, a method can be provided for design and manufacture of protective equipment that allows for a degree of customization to provide enhanced performance characteristics without incurring high cost. In some examples, the method includes a method of determining a mold for a body part including the steps of inputting body part information, searching a database of existing anatomical components and selecting components that most closely match the information, searching a database of body part models and selecting at least one body part model that closely corresponds to the selected components, creating a body part model from the selected components, comparing the two models and determining which model is most appropriate and using a mold associated with that model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Sakproject International S.A.
    Inventor: Luis Flipe Carvalho Simoes
  • Patent number: 10071492
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a cut mechanism configured to cut a workpiece; and a control device configured to: judge whether or not each of plural patterns to be cut by the cut mechanism is a test pattern used for evaluating a cut quality of the workpiece cut by the cut mechanism; determine a cut sequence, the cut sequence indicating a sequence in which the plural patterns are cut from the workpiece by the cut mechanism, the cut sequence being determined so that a pattern judged as the test pattern is cut before a normal pattern judged to not be the test pattern; and control the cut mechanism to cut the plural patterns from the workpiece according to the cut sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Daisuke Abe
  • Patent number: 10013710
    Abstract: A machine may be configured to determine fashion preferences of users and to provide item recommendations to the users based on the users' fashion preferences. For example, the machine receives an image of a user and a set of spatial data indicating a position of the body of the user in a three-dimensional space. The machine may perform an analysis of the image and the set of spatial data. The performing of the analysis may include extracting, from the image, an image swatch that depicts a portion of an item worn by the user. The machine may identify a fashion preference of the user based on the analysis of the image and of the set of spatial data. The machine may identify an item that corresponds to the fashion preference of the user within an inventory of fashion items and may generate a recommendation of the identified fashion item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Di, Vignesh Jagadeesh, Robinson Piramuthu, Elizabeth Churchill, Anurag Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 10013630
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide methods and systems for detecting one or more segments of an image that are related to a particular object in the image (e.g., a logo or trademark) and extracting at least one feature point, each of which is represented by one feature point descriptor, based at least upon a contour curvature of the one or more segments. The at least one feature point descriptor can be converted into one or more codewords to generate a codeword database. A discriminative codebook can then be generated based upon the codeword database and utilized to detect objects and/or features in a query image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventor: William Brendel
  • Patent number: 9928412
    Abstract: A large synthetic 3D human body model dataset using real-world body size distributions is created. The model dataset may follow real-world body parameter distributions. Depth sensors can be integrated into mobile devices such as tablets, cellphones, and wearable devices. Body measurements for a user are extracted from a single frontal-view depth map using joint location information. Estimates of body measurements are combined with local geometry features around joint locations to form a robust multi-dimensional feature vector. A fast nearest-neighbor search is performed using the feature vector for the user and the feature vectors for the synthetic models to identify the closest match. The retrieved model can be used in various applications such as clothes shopping, virtual reality, online gaming, and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Qiaosong Wang, Robinson Piramuthu, Vignesh Jagadeesh, Bryan Kent Ressler
  • Patent number: 9913001
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating segmented content based on related ranking information are disclosed. Some embodiments include indexing audio information of primary content based on a first plurality of time segments, where the indexed audio information includes a plurality of audio identifiers; indexing video information of the primary content based on a second plurality of time segments, where the indexed video information includes a plurality of video identifiers, obtaining secondary data related to the primary content from an external source, generating identifying information corresponding to the secondary data and comparing the generated identifying information with the indexed audio information and video information, increasing a rank value associated with a segment of the primary content, and generating a media file corresponding to a segment associated with a highest rank value and storing the generated media file in a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Jon Dakss, Fielding Kidd, Michael Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 9858724
    Abstract: An augmented reality design system is disclosed. The augmented reality design system allows a user to create a design for an article in real time using a proxy. The system can be configured using a head mounted display for displaying at least one virtual design element over a proxy located in a real-world environment. The system can also be configured using a projector that projects at least one virtual design element onto a proxy located in the real world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: David Y. Friesen
  • Patent number: 9836883
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for fitting a subject by generating one or more 3D deformable models for an anatomical portion; capturing images of a user anatomical portion and a reference object using a mobile camera; generating an updated model of the user anatomical portion by selecting a closest 3D deformable model to the user anatomical portion and matching points on the closest 3D deformable model to one or more predetermined points on the user anatomical portion; and selecting a best-fit product from a plurality of product variations based on the 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Bao Tran
  • Patent number: 9830429
    Abstract: A computer implemented method. The method includes generating, using a processor, a set of calibration data relating to a plurality of pigments that are present in a collection of coatings. Generating includes calculating an absorption/reflectance relationship of a plurality of samples coated with a plurality of the pigments, wherein calculating includes using a color matching calculation, and calculating a plurality of concentrations of a non-standard pigment. Generating also includes plotting a relationship between the concentrations and the absorption/reflectance relationships, and determining a correlation of the concentrations for a plurality of Fresnel coefficients relating to the samples. The method further includes determining, using the processor, a coating formulation of a target coating based on the correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventor: Alison M. Norris
  • Patent number: 9816977
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and arrangement for detecting free fiber ends in a paper surface. The method comprises illuminating a target sample (6) surface, which comprises free fiber ends, from at least two directions one at the time, with at least one light source (1). Original reflectance images are obtained for the target sample (6) surface with an imaging device (4), and a surface normal is estimated for each image pixel of the original reflectance image. Thus it is possible to reconstruct a reconstructed reflectance image from the estimated surface normals, and to compare the reconstructed reflectance image and the corresponding original reflectance image and to construct a difference image, where the differences represent shadow objects of the free fiber ends in a paper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: KEMIRA OYJ
    Inventors: Jukka-Pekka Raunio, Mikko Makinen, Henry Skoog, Clayton Campbell
  • Patent number: 9811762
    Abstract: A system and method for clothing matching is provided. The clothing matching system automatically processes the captured image of the user once the image is captured and identifies a face region, a torso region, and a bottom region of the user from the captured image. The clothing matching system further identifies (i) colour coordination and contrast of the captured image, (ii) a dress colour and a pattern of clothes of the user in the captured image, (iii) a body type of the user, and (iv) a skin tone of the user in the captured image. The clothing matching system communicates information related to the captured image to the server. The server receives and compares the information related to the captured image of the user with the training images/patterns stored in the ML model to compute a score for the captured image of the user for the dress combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventors: Swati Shah, Shantha Pathak
  • Patent number: 9729780
    Abstract: The invention provides an all-in-one imaging apparatus for photographing products, particularly suitable for photographing fashion related products such as apparel products, fashion accessories or other life style products. The imaging apparatus comprising a table part, a portable controller for user interaction with the table part, and a storage for storing images. The table part comprises a substantially horizontal table surface for supporting the product, lights, a fixture for fixing a camera, a backlighting system below the table surface, and an embedded system comprising an embedded computer and a wireless communication controller. The embedded computer controls the camera, switches the backlighting system, wirelessly transmits a live stream from the camera to the portable controller, and wirelessly receives instructions from the portable controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventors: Anders Patrick Jorgensen, Jorik Blaas, Mathias Funk
  • Patent number: 9727787
    Abstract: A method for deriving accurate body size measures of a user from a sequence of 2D images includes: a) automatically guiding the user through a sequence of body poses and motions; b) scanning the body of said user by obtaining a sequence of raw 2D images of said user as captured by at least one camera during said guided sequence of poses and motions; c) analyzing the behavior of said user to ensure that the user follows the provided instructions; d) extracting and encoding 2D shape data descriptors from said sequence of images by using a 2D shape analyzer (2DSA); and e) integrating said 2D shape descriptors and data representing the user's position, pose and rotation into a 3D shape model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventors: Itzhak Wilf, Orlee Hadas Tal, Adam Spiro, Eyal Gluska, Mordechay Gust
  • Patent number: 9656405
    Abstract: Methods for verifying calibration points against mark lines on workpiece surfaces are disclosed. Other embodiments including related systems are also disclosed. A material removal component may precisely remove extraneous material from a workpiece when calibration points of the material removal component along a predetermined trajectory are aligned with a mark line upon a marked surface of a workpiece. The marked surface of the workpiece may be disposed opposite of the material removal component. By employing an optical device aligned with the material removal component, calibration points may determined along the marked surface of the workpiece and verified against the mark line. In this manner, the extraneous material may be efficiently removed while minimizing rework and/or destruction of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventors: Kyle A. Bingaman, Christopher M. Weingart
  • Patent number: 9639635
    Abstract: A footwear digitization system and method configured to determine physical attributes for any given footwear or other cut-and-stitched item, including dimensional and spatial properties, optical attributes, and assembly information, and utilizing those properties and attributes to generate a digital three-dimensional model thereof. The invention relates generally to the field of garment digitization, and the subsequent production of computer-generated images depicting the (digitized) garment at a level of quality comparable to studio photographs of the real garment article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventors: André E. Wolper, Isabelle Haulin, George D. Borshukov
  • Patent number: 9619704
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a computer-implemented method for tracking an object in a sequence of multi-view input video images comprising the steps of acquiring a model of the object, tracking the object in the multi-view input video image sequence, and using the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Nils Hasler, Carsten Stoll, Christian Theobalt, Juergen Gall, Hans-Peter Seidel
  • Patent number: 9613424
    Abstract: A method of constructing 3D clothing model based on single image, estimating a 3D model of human body of an inputted image and constructing 3D clothing plane according to the clothing silhouette of the inputted image. The method includes utilizing the 3D clothing plane and the 3D model of human body to generate a smooth 3D clothing model through a deformation algorithm. A decomposition algorithm of intrinsic image is utilized along with a shape-from-shading algorithm to acquire a set of detail information of clothing from the inputted image. A weighted Laplace editing algorithm is utilized to shift the acquired detail information of clothing to the smooth 3D clothing model to yield a final 3D clothing model. A 3D clothing model is used to generate the surface geometry details including folds, wrinkles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventors: Xiaowu Chen, Qiang Fu, Qinping Zhao, Bin Zhou, Kan Guo
  • Patent number: 9575487
    Abstract: A method, computer program, and system for optimizing kit nesting. The method, computer program, and system include defining a priority for each kit in a plurality of kits. Each of the plurality of kits is associated with at least one machine in a machine family, such that each machine family is associated with a set of kits. A first optimized nest is determined for each machine in each machine family by providing all machine-compatible parts in the highest priority kit to a nesting engine, allowing the nesting engine access to one or more subsequent priority kits to be arranged into the first nest. A second optimized nest is determined for at least one machine by providing all remaining machine-compatible parts in the highest priority kit to a nesting engine, allowing the nesting engine access to one or more subsequent priority kits to be arranged into the second nest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Wasber Industries LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Lundy, Raymond S. Postlethwait
  • Patent number: 9483237
    Abstract: A method and system for generating user-accessible effects. The method includes receiving a library of operators, each operator including a set of operations performable on an image. The method includes receiving an effect definition from a designer via a graphical user interface, wherein the effect definition includes a set of operators from the library to be executed on a user-provided image and parameters associated with each operator. The method includes saving the effect definition to an accessible memory. The method includes uploading the effect definition to a servers wherein the effect definition is accessible to a user over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventors: Tolga Birdal, Emrah Bala, Emre Koc, Mehmet Ozkanoglu, Abdi Tekin Tatar
  • Patent number: 9423239
    Abstract: A method for measuring the lengths of industrial fibers is provided. The method employs the depth perception properties of a confocal laser microscope to monitor three-dimensional properties of the sample to determine fiber connectivity in areas where individual fibers in the sample overlap one another. This results in a more accurate matching of fiber termini in such situations, and obviates the need for algorithms which match fiber termini based on curvature, angle, or other two-dimensional properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Umesh N. Gandhi
  • Patent number: 9381659
    Abstract: An automated apparatus for use in selectively cutting side walls of a honeycomb core is provided. The apparatus includes an end effector, a cutting tool coupled to the end effector, wherein the end effector is configured to position the cutting tool in an initial cutting position based on a schematic geometry of the honeycomb core. The automated apparatus also includes an adaptive vision system configured to direct the end effector to modify the initial cutting position based on an actual geometry of the honeycomb core acquired by the adaptive vision system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Perron, Stephen Moore, Jeffrey Hayden Olberg, Mark Alan Negley
  • Patent number: 9378463
    Abstract: A system and method for fusing the outputs from multiple LiDAR sensors. The method includes providing object files for objects detected by the sensors at a previous sample time, where the object files identify the position, orientation and velocity of the detected objects. The method also includes receiving a plurality of scan returns from objects detected in the field-of-view of the sensors at a current sample time and constructing a point cloud from the scan returns. The method then segments the scan points in the point cloud into predicted clusters, where each cluster initially identifies an object detected by the sensors. The method matches the predicted clusters with predicted object models generated from objects being tracked during the previous sample time. The method creates new object models, deletes dying object models and updates the object files based on the object models for the current sample time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Shuqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 9311293
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique can include receiving, at a server including one or more processors, a source word in a source language. The technique can include determining, at the server, one or more potential translations for the source word in a target language different than the source language. The technique can include determining, at the server, one or more synonyms for each of the one or more potential translations to obtain a plurality of potential translations. The technique can include determining, at the server, one or more translation clusters using the plurality of potential translations and a clustering algorithm. Each translation cluster can contain all of the plurality of potential translations that have a similar denotation and each of the plurality of translations that have a similar denotation can be included in a specific translation cluster. The technique can also include outputting, at the server, the one or more translation clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: John DeNero, Mohit Bansal
  • Patent number: 9262788
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method and system for capturing the condition of a structure, the structure is scanned with a three-dimensional (3D) scanner. The 3D scanner generates 3D data. A point cloud or 3D model is constructed from the 3D data. The point cloud or 3D model is then analyzed to determine the condition of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventors: James M. Freeman, Roger D. Schmidgall, Patrick Harold Boyer, Nicholas U. Christopulos, Jonathan D. Maurer, Nathan L. Tofte, Jackie O. Jordan, II
  • Patent number: 9182271
    Abstract: Described herein are quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) and quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCMD) techniques that can be used for measuring characteristics of a creping adhesive film similar to the creping adhesive film that is formed on a Yankee dryer during the tissue and towel manufacturing process. In addition, exemplary embodiments described herein may use these techniques to predict performance of creping aids utilized to form a creping adhesive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: KEMIRA OYJ
    Inventors: Vladimir Grigoriev, Danny Nguyen, Scott Rosencrance, Chen Lu
  • Publication number: 20150131869
    Abstract: Processing method for transforming a first surface into a second surface, according to which: a/ in a (k+1)th iteration step, for each couple comprising a first elementary surface and a second elementary surface transformed from the first elementary surface in iteration k, the projection of the second elementary surface on the plane of the first elementary surface is determined and a matrix (A) is defined for said couple, where (A)=Pkt,(Pt)?1 and Pt=[pn+1?pi]i=1 to n, Pkt,=[p?n+1,k?p?i,k]i=1 to n; b/ the second elementary surfaces obtained for the (k+1)th iteration are determined as those minimizing a function including at least the term Eshape—k+1=(B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Remi Brouet, Alla Sheffer, Marie-Paule Cani, Laurence Boissieux
  • Patent number: 9020206
    Abstract: A method for determining the effective cleaning of bath tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Matthew Lloyd Barker, Marlene Otero, David Warren Loebker, Ashley Lynn Kuntz, John Michael Dunavent
  • Patent number: 8983142
    Abstract: A set of silhouette attributes are determined for a class of objects, where each of the silhouette attribute corresponds to a discriminative feature that is not associated with any other silhouette attribute in the set. An image content item depicting an object of the class is analyzed. A discriminative feature is identified for the object. The silhouette attribute associated with the determined discriminative feature is associated with the object as provided in the image content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Emilio Rodriguez Antunez, III, Salih Burak Gokturk, Baris Sumengen