Reading Maps, Graphs, Drawings, Or Schematics Patents (Class 382/113)
  • Patent number: 10248664
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to improved sketch-based image retrieval (SBIR) techniques. The SBIR techniques utilize an architecture comprising three interconnected neural networks to enable zero-shot image recognition and retrieval based on free-hand sketches. Zero-shot learning may be implemented to retrieve one or more images corresponding to the sketches without prior training on all categories of the sketches. The neural network architecture may do so, at least in part, by training encoder hashing functions to mitigate heterogeneity of sketches and images, and by applying semantic knowledge that is learned during a limited training phase to unknown categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: INCEPTION INSTITUTE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
    Inventors: Yuming Shen, Li Liu, Fumin Shen, Ling Shao
  • Patent number: 10240940
    Abstract: A route planning system applied in a server or in a mobile client device can plan a travel route according to client device location information. The route planning system includes an obtaining module, a selection module, and a calculation module. The obtaining module obtains the client device location information. The selection module determines a distance or scanning range according to the client device location information, and selects first pictures from the server or the client device of destinations or attractions which are within the scanning range, according to the location information of all the stored pictures. The calculation module calculates at least one route according to the location information of the first pictures. A route planning method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Hsiu-Hua Yen, Chih-Pu Hsu, Chia-Wei Chien, Sung-Chieh Chang
  • Patent number: 10242248
    Abstract: The subject disclosure presents systems and methods for separating colors in an image by automatically and adaptively adjusting reference vectors based on information specific to the assay being imaged, resulting in an optimized unmixing process that provides stain information that is physically and physiologically plausible. The reference vectors are optimized iteratively, based on minimizing non-negative color contributions, background contributions, high-frequencies in color channels specific to background or unwanted fluorescence, signals from known immunohistochemical markers, and pairs of stains known to carry physiologically independent information. Adjustments to the reference vectors may be allowed within a range that is predetermined based on measuring colors from multiple input images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joerg Bredno, Lou Dietz, Jim F. Martin
  • Patent number: 10223806
    Abstract: A method of localization for a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing one or more programs is disclosed. The one or more programs comprise instructions, which when executed by a computing device, cause the computing device to perform by one or more autonomous vehicle driving modules execution of processing of images from a camera and data from a LiDAR using the following steps comprising: constructing a 3D submap and a global map; extracting features from the 3D submap and the global map; matching features extracted from the 3D submap against features extracted from the global map; refining feature correspondence; and refining location of the 3D submap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE
    Inventors: Yi Luo, Yi Wang, Ke Xu
  • Patent number: 10209343
    Abstract: An electro-optical imaging sensors system is disclosed for detecting and locating a blast, including muzzle flash, created by the launch of a projectile from a gun barrel, rocket tube or similar device, generally associated with weapons fire. The system is used in conjunction with detection algorithms and provides the azimuth and elevation from the detecting sensor to the location of the blast (the launch location) and also provides the weapon classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Brown, John E. Hutchison, III
  • Patent number: 10198833
    Abstract: According to an example, in a method for displaying visual analytics of entity data, geographic locations of entities may be plotted as first pixel cells on a first region and as second pixel cells on a second region of a geographic map. A determination may be made that the first pixel cells have a higher degree of overlap with each other in the first region compared to the second pixel cells in the second region. The geographic map may be distorted to enlarge the first region and the first pixel cells may be arranged in the first region in a manner that prevents the first pixel cells from overlapping each other. A color value for each of the pixel cells may be determined from a multi-paired color map that represents two variables corresponding to the entities by color and the pixel cells may be caused to be displayed on the distorted geographic map according to the determined respective color values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventors: Ming C Hao, Michael Hund, Wei-Nchih Lee, Halldor Janetzko, Nelson L. Chang, Daniel Keim, Sebastian Mittelstaedt
  • Patent number: 10186164
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems and methods for objectively assessing mission readiness. The systems can comprise a backend system and scenario server in communication with the backend system. The backend system can comprise a planning and analysis system comprising planning and/or assessing data for one or more training missions, a common database builder comprising geographical data of a geographical region for the training mission, and a digital media replicator comprising a social media module configured to receive publically accessible data relevant to the training mission from one or more social media platforms. The scenario server is configured to receive data from each of the planning and analysis system, common database builder, and digital media replication to create the training mission. Methods in accordance with such systems are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Visual Awareness Technologies & Consulting, Inc.
    Inventors: Sara Moola, Robert Michael Vaughn
  • Patent number: 10157244
    Abstract: A system displays a raster-based or a vector-based formatted drawing on a user interface. A user selects a device on the drawing. The selected device is classified on a template. The drawing is searched for the classified template. Three-dimensional characteristics are imbued to the selected device. Connection types among different types of devices on the drawing are received into the system. A search is performed for all connection instances throughout the drawing using the received connection types. An object oriented and three-dimensionally, spatially referenced view of the drawing is generated on a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Chen, Jiangeng Du, Xiaoli Wang, Yan Xia, Liana Maria Kiff
  • Patent number: 10133348
    Abstract: A region of interest segmentation system includes a display device, a gaze-tracking device, a gaze point collector, a boundary identifier, and a region identifier. The display device displays an image. The gaze-tracking device, generates gaze points relative to the displayed image. The gaze point collector selects gaze points from the generated gaze points corresponding to a region of interest of the displayed image. the boundary identifier estimates a boundary based on the selected gaze points. The region identifier segments the region of interest based on the estimated boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Kongkuo Lu, Eric Cohen-Solal, Yuechen Qian, Gabriel Ryan Mankovich, Axel Saalbach, Daniel Bystrov
  • Patent number: 10127331
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems are used for three-dimensional models for three-dimensional makers to indicate engineering requirements. In an example, operations may be effectuated that include displaying a graphical user interface including an object in a three-dimensional (3D) space and receiving first data that includes a link between a flag and a component of the object. The flag may be indicative of an engineering requirement associated with the component of the object. The flag in the 3D space approximate to the component of the object may be displayed based on the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: David D. Briggs, Lloyd James Milton, Andrew Allen Kevin Austill, Anthony Robert Davies, Gregory Dean Lane
  • Patent number: 10107887
    Abstract: A method for displaying a user interface on an electronic device is described. The method includes presenting a user interface. The user interface includes a coordinate system. The coordinate system corresponds to physical coordinates based on sensor data. The method also includes providing a sector selection feature that allows selection of at least one sector of the coordinate system. The method further includes providing a sector editing feature that allows editing the at least one sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lae-Hoon Kim, Erik Visser, Phuong Lam Ton, Jeremy Patrick Toman, Jeffrey Clinton Shaw
  • Patent number: 10095984
    Abstract: A method of digitizing a well log includes identifying automatically with a computational circuitry a legend and at least one graph of the well log; determining based on a machine learning a parameter of the at least one graph indicated in the legend; and digitizing the at least one graph based on the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: DATAINFOCOM USA, INC.
    Inventors: Frederick Johannes Venter, Atanu Basu
  • Patent number: 10095982
    Abstract: A method of digitizing a well log includes identifying automatically with a computational circuitry a legend and at least one graph of the well log; determining based on a machine learning a parameter of the at least one graph indicated in the legend; and digitizing the at least one graph based on the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: DATAINFOCOM USA, INC.
    Inventors: Frederick Johannes Venter, Atanu Basu
  • Patent number: 10094681
    Abstract: An off-screen point of interest, that has a corresponding off-screen display attribute, is identified. A distance of the identified off-screen point of interest is compared to a distance threshold. A display element, corresponding to the off-screen points of interest, is displayed on a border of a map display, based upon the comparison, and based upon a direction in which the off-screen point of interest is located, relative to a reference point on the map display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Felix Gerard Torquil Ifor Andrew, Chad S. Estes
  • Patent number: 10095926
    Abstract: A method of digitizing a well log includes identifying automatically with a computational circuitry a legend and at least one graph of the well log; determining based on a machine learning a parameter of the at least one graph indicated in the legend; and digitizing the at least one graph based on the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: DATAINFOCOM USA, INC.
    Inventors: Frederick Johannes Venter, Atanu Basu
  • Patent number: 10095983
    Abstract: A method of digitizing a well log includes identifying automatically with a computational circuitry a legend and at least one graph of the well log; determining based on a machine learning a parameter of the at least one graph indicated in the legend; and digitizing the at least one graph based on the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: DATAINFOCOM USA, INC.
    Inventors: Frederick Johannes Venter, Atanu Basu
  • Patent number: 10089528
    Abstract: A system for incorporating geographical data into a map-related system, adding objects being tracked while moving within a specific geographic area and automatically analyzing their movement characteristics; wherein the tracking is done by visual means from a sky-borne platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
    Inventor: Ken Campbell
  • Patent number: 10038842
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for generating improved planar panorama imagery, which may be used to view street-level, human-scale locations along a desired path, for example. One or more desired objects can be detected in source imagery that may be used to produce the resulting planar panorama imagery. Respective object regions comprising a desired object can be identified in one or more frames of the source imagery. One or more portions of the source imagery that do not comprise the object region for the desired object can be joined with at least some of the one or more frames that do comprise the object region for the desired object. The resulting planar panorama imagery can thus comprise the desired object. Also, the planar panorama imagery can be generated so as to lack one or more non-desired objects and/or adverse effects that may result therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Thomas Williams, Jonathan Paul Rosenberg, Johannes Kopf, Don Dongwoo Kim, Sandeep Kanumuri
  • Patent number: 10013467
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a system and method for analyzing the relationship between representational data found in source documents through creation and manipulation of a virtual manifold, such as a node array. Furthermore, the present invention concerns predicting new representational data based on the representational data found within the source documents. The system and method further utilizes a processor configured to carry out a series of steps in order to create, maintain and manage associations between source documents, the representational identifiers found within the source documents, and any converted coded forms of the representational identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: PURDUE PHARMA L.P.
    Inventor: Kevin Brogle
  • Patent number: 10015075
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprises identifying, by a network device, a future time interval for establishment of a corresponding future tree-based topology that is to be optimized according to an identified objective function, the future tree-based topology and corresponding identified objective function distinct from a current tree-based topology optimized according to a corresponding current objective function; and generating and outputting, by the network device, a message advertising the network device offering availability of the future tree-based topology optimized at the future time interval for the identified objective function, enabling other network devices to attach to the network device during the future time interval for communications optimized according to the identified objective function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Yi Yang, Alvaro Enrique Retana
  • Patent number: 9977956
    Abstract: A method for image processing. The method includes: reading an image of a flowchart; identifying, within the image, a plurality of paths corresponding to the flowchart; grouping the plurality of paths into a plurality of groups including a first group and a second group; calculating a plurality of likelihood scores corresponding to flowchart elements for each of the plurality of groups; identifying a first path belonging to the first group and the second group; and selecting the first group as the primary group for the first path based on a maximum likelihood score for the first group and a maximum likelihood score for the second group; and generating a flowchart object based on the primary group for the first path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Tim Prebble
  • Patent number: 9934363
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically assessing the mental state of a user from a drawing made by the user. The mental state of the user is automatically assessed by digitizing a drawing and determining and analyzing drawing characteristics, including color, objects, and location. Video analytics are used to determine and analyze user time characteristics and mood characteristics. The mental state of the user is automatically determined by interpreting the color, object, location, time and mood characteristics and to automatically select a user action. A machine learning algorithm can learn developmental patterns of the user from historical data about a plurality of the user's drawings and the characteristics of the drawings to determine the mental state of the user. The machine learning algorithm can be used in selecting the user action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jinho Hwang, Roxana Monge Nunez, Valentina Salapura, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 9922252
    Abstract: A system for automated conversion of two-dimensional hydrology vector models into valid three-dimensional hydrology vector models, comprising a vector extraction engine that retrieves vectors from, and sends vectors to, a vector storage, a DSM server that retrieves a DSM from a DSM storage and computes a DSM from stereo disparity measurements of a stereo pair retrieved from a raster storage, and a rendering engine that provides visual representations of images for review by a human user, and a method for automated hydrology vector model development utilizing the system of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacek Grodecki, Seth Malitz
  • Patent number: 9881210
    Abstract: A computer executable chart visualization may be generated from a static image of the chart visualization. The static image, a set of pre-defined chart elements, and a portion of the static image that corresponds to a pre-defined chart element may each be identified. A mapping between the portion of the static image and the pre-defined chart elements may be determined, and a visual or logical property of each portion of the static image may be determined. A declarative description of the chart visualization may be generated by setting the visual properties for each of the respective pre-defined chart elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter R. Broadbent, Leo A. Coolen, Franciscus J. J. van Ham, Graham J. Wills
  • Patent number: 9858645
    Abstract: A system for semi-automated feature extraction comprising an image analysis server that receives and initializes a plurality of raster images, a feature extraction server that identifies and extracts image features, a mosaic server that assembles mosaics from multiple images, and a rendering engine that provides visual representations of images for review by a human user, and a method for generating a cost raster utilizing the system of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
    Inventor: Seth Malitz
  • Patent number: 9836460
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed that analyze patent-related documents having at least one property type. In one implementation, a method involves displaying, in a first graphical element, identifiers of the patent-related documents. The method also involves analyzing the patent-related documents to determine at least one property value for the property type. The property value includes a string of one or more words describing subject matter associated with the patent-related documents and occurring in a subset of the patent-related documents. The method also displays a second graphical element associated with the property type. The second graphical element includes the property value. The method receives, at the second graphical element, a user selection of the property value. The method displays, in the first graphical element, identifiers of the subset of the patent-related documents in which the property value occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
    Inventors: Brian K. Elias, Matthew C. Morrise
  • Patent number: 9786039
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and system for processing an image extracted from a document. The image processing system detects one or more edges of the image and determines a missing edge in the image by comparing color gradients of the edges. The missing edges are recreated by cloning image pixels based on data pixels of an edge, opposite to the missing edge, amongst the one or more edges to obtain a reconstructed image. Outer corner points in the reconstructed image are identified based on quadratic corner points, wherein the quadratic corner points are determined based on the one or more edges and the reconstructed edge. Further, the image processing system performs an image perspective correction on the reconstructed image, based on the outer corner points, to obtain a processed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Sendil Kumar Jaya Kumar, Sujatha Jagannath
  • Patent number: 9766080
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for facilitating indoor and outdoor navigation on a mobile device. First position information may be received from a first location provider and second position information may be received from a second location provider. Additionally, first normalized position information based at least in part on the first position information and second position information may be obtained. Based at least on the first normalized position information, a determination may be made that a mobile device is transitioning from a first geographic region to a second geographic region. Additionally, a determination may be made that the mobile device has entered a zone associated with the second geographic region. Further, a map of the second geographic region may be displayed on a user interface of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Phunware, Inc.
    Inventors: C. Enrique Ortiz, Illya Busigin
  • Patent number: 9721157
    Abstract: Under one aspect, an interface program stored on a computer-readable medium causes a computer system with a display device to perform the functions of: displaying an image of a region of a metric vector space; obtaining a set of pixel extents in the image that contain apparent textual annotations; for each pixel extent of the set, obtaining a confidence score that the pixel extent actually contains a textual annotation; and displaying the set of pixel extents in a ranked list based on the corresponding confidence scores. In some embodiments, the program further causes the computer system to perform the functions of, for at least one pixel extent of the set, at least one of automatically generating a text string based on the apparent textual annotation, and accepting user input entering a text string based on the apparent textual annotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: John R. Frank, Christopher Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9691006
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a method of cloud point simplification that includes implementing recursive spatial partitioning of the set of points into a hierarchy of clusters and, for each cluster, calculating a tangent plane estimate for the points in the cluster and deriving a confidence factor for the calculated tangent plane estimate. The method further includes identifying representative points within each cluster in the hierarchy and, for each representative point, defining a point-pair that consists of the representative point and a representative point of an immediate parent cluster; calculating a contraction error metric for each point-pair that is weighted by the inverse of the confidence factors calculated for the clusters associated with each representative point; and iteratively contracting the point-pair with the lowest contraction error metric, updating remaining point-pairs as a result of the contraction, and revising the contraction error metric of the updated point-pairs accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: VISUAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventor: Ian Curington
  • Patent number: 9639979
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for non-occluding overlay of user interface or information elements on a contextual map. A method is provided including receiving a two dimensional image associated with a geographic area or object, receiving geometry model associated with the associated with the geographic area, generating an embossing map based on ambient occlusions associated with the geometry model, and generating a composite image based on the two dimensional image and the embossing map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventor: James D. Lynch
  • Patent number: 9626565
    Abstract: A system for automated conversion of two-dimensional hydrology vector models into valid three-dimensional hydrology vector models, comprising a vector extraction engine that retrieves vectors from, and sends vectors to, a vector storage, a DSM server that retrieves a DSM from a DSM storage and computes a DSM from stereo disparity measurements of a stereo pair retrieved from a raster storage, and a rendering engine that provides visual representations of images for review by a human user, and a method for automated hydrology vector model development utilizing the system of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacek Grodecki, Seth Malitz
  • Patent number: 9619879
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting a lesion is provided. The apparatus includes an extracting unit configured to extract at least one tissue region from an image of tissue regions, a setting unit configured to set at least one of the at least one extracted tissue region as a lesion detection candidate region, and a detecting unit configured to detect a lesion from the lesion detection candidate region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeong-Kyeong Seong, Moon-Ho Park
  • Patent number: 9619703
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for geo-demographic classification of a geographical region. The present application discloses an unsupervised learning method and system for analyzing satellite imagery and multimodal sensory data in fusion for geo-demographic clustering. The present application also discloses an inexpensive and faster method and system for geo-demographic classification of a geographical region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Monika Sharma, Hiranmay Ghosh, Kiran Francis
  • Patent number: 9613276
    Abstract: A video action detection system uses feature a data extractor to extract feature data from video data at detected spatiotemporal interest points. A feature data quantizer assigns the extracted feature values to bins of a feature vector. Bin values are computed from a sum of contributions of spatiotemporal points of interest that have been assigned to the bin, with a bin dependent adjustment of a size of the sum and/or the contributions. The video action detection system computes a sum of match scores between the feature vector and reference vectors for the predetermined type of action. The bin dependent adjustment of the size of the sum and/or the contributions is adapted in a training step, based on partial match scores for individual bins obtained using an initial action detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
    Inventor: Gerardus Johannes Burghouts
  • Patent number: 9569963
    Abstract: Methods and systems for informing a driver of traffic regulations. A method includes detecting a traffic sign notifying the driver of a prohibited turn, alerting the driver of the prohibited turn if the driver activates a vehicle turn signal corresponding to the prohibited turn, and not alerting the driver of the prohibited turn if the driver does not activate the vehicle turn signal corresponding to the prohibited turn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Denso International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Williams, Takayuki Kimura
  • Patent number: 9558403
    Abstract: A method of extracting and then reusing/remodeling chemical data from a hand written or digital input image without manual inputs using Chemical Structure Recognition Tool (CSRT) is disclosed herein. It comprises loading said input image, converting said input image into a grayscale image i.e. stretching of loaded input image, converting said grayscale image into a binary image i.e. binarization, smoothing to reduce noise within said binary image, recognizing circle bond to identify presence of a circle inside a ring, predicting OCR region to find zones containing text, image thinning to identify specific shapes within said binary image, edge detection to detect image contrast, detecting double and triple bond, and obtaining output files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    Inventor: Muthukumarasamy Karthikeyan
  • Patent number: 9465801
    Abstract: The embodiments herein provide a method and system for automating the document control business process in an organization particularly the ones that are operating in construction, resources, energy, infrastructure and/or large capital expenditure projects. This computer implemented method and system fetches information and data from the different data sources including file attachments as exchanged between organizations via E-mails, web-applications, and/or other data sources, automatically identifies and extracts data from inside the files/data received, performs data quality checks and validations as per business process requirements and updates organizational records with minimal human intervention. The business logic and rules are applied on the information to create automatically the business deliverables as reports, document transmittal notes, and acknowledgement letters etc., that are expected from a well-functioning document control center in an organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: TransBit Technologies Software Private Limited
    Inventors: Ritesh Tripathi, Rahul Bishnoi, Nitiraj Singh Rathore
  • Patent number: 9400493
    Abstract: A system, process, and method for modeling a building automation system is provided that permits a control program to easily and efficiently add building automation devices and automatically name them to improve efficiency and reduce errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, Herbert Meier
  • Patent number: 9386094
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for media submission. The submission mechanism is configurable to perform a variable amount of intelligent preprocessing on media objects prior to upload. In the example of digital images, the tool can perform sizing and formatting, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Summit 6 LLC
    Inventors: Lisa T. Wood, Scott M. Lewis, Robin Fried
  • Patent number: 9339726
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are herein provided for modifying the presentation of information based on the visual complexity of environment information. A method may include causing presentation of information on a display. The method may further include determining a visual complexity level of environment information. The method may further include causing, based at least in part on the determined visual complexity level, modification of presentation of at least a portion of the information on the display. Corresponding apparatuses and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Daniel L. Ashbrook, David H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9317935
    Abstract: A method for transmitting and receiving a handwritten message having time information includes generating one or more codes using handwritten message information which is sequentially input by a user, converting the handwritten message information and the one or more codes into one image and transmitting the converted image, confirming whether a received image includes the one or more codes, and if the received image includes the one or more codes, sequentially reproducing the contents of the handwritten message according to an input order of the contents of the handwritten message by analyzing the one or more codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Mu-Sik Kwon, Sang-Wook Oh, Jung-Rim Kim, Do-Hyeon Kim, Seong-Taek Hwang
  • Patent number: 9288302
    Abstract: A method for reproducing a handwritten message using handwriting data, the method including receiving an input of the handwritten message and generating handwriting data including position information and time information of the handwritten message and a still image using the position information, encoding a handwriting image including the handwriting data in the still image and transmitting the encoded handwriting image through the still image, receiving and decoding the handwriting image, extracting the handwriting data included in the decoded handwriting image, and sequentially reproducing the handwritten message according to an order of input of the handwritten message using the extracted handwriting data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Do-Hyeon Kim, Mu-Sik Kwon, Sang-Wook Oh, Seong-Taek Hwang
  • Patent number: 9286285
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for editing a formula includes receiving a text string including formula information. The method further includes parsing the received text string and analyzing the parsed text string for a formula and formula errors while the text string is being received. In response to a formula error being detected in the analyzed text string, the method can include generating a message pertaining to the formula error. In response to a formula detected in the analyzed text string, the method can include calculating at least one sub-value for the formula and generating a message pertaining to the at least one sub-value of the formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Vance J. Vagell, Shoshana Holtzblatt, Varnali Shah
  • Patent number: 9268790
    Abstract: A search apparatus includes the following elements. A provisional search condition inputting unit inputs character string information as a provisional search condition. A character string/position correspondence information holding unit holds character string/position correspondence information including a correspondence between character string information and position information. A position information obtaining unit obtains position information corresponding to the character string information input as the provisional search condition from the character string/position correspondence information. A search object information storage unit stores search object information with additional information including at least position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ichiro Ueno, Baiping Liao, Hiroyuki Tominaga
  • Patent number: 9262852
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a road network based on satellite imagery. Plural pixels corresponding to satellite imagery of a region are obtained. For each of the plural pixels, a probability value corresponding to the probability that the pixel belongs within the road network is calculated. A grayscale image is formed based on the calculated probability values. Plural curves are produced based on the grayscale image, wherein the producing of each curve includes positioning a shape on the grayscale image so that an average intensity of the grayscale image covered by the shape exceeds a preset threshold, moving the shape about the grayscale image while the average intensity is maintained, and tracking the movement of the shape to produce the curve. A planar-connected graph is generated by connecting at least portions of the plural curves. The planar-connected graph corresponds to the road network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Roland Kehl, Matthias Heiler, Gokhan Hasan Bakir
  • Patent number: 9213722
    Abstract: A method of processing geo-statistical data includes piloting a watercraft with a monitoring system on a water body, measuring depths of the water body, elevations of the watercraft, and positions of the watercraft using the monitoring system. The method also includes aligning the depths and the elevations with the positions, creating an average elevation using the elevations, and creating a contour map from the depths, positions, and the first average elevation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Navico Holding AS
    Inventors: Michael Lauenstein, Matthew Johnson
  • Patent number: 9205562
    Abstract: An example method includes receiving a plurality of detected depth points indicative of depths of at least one surface and determining a projection of the detected depth points onto a plane. The method may also include identifying a plurality of first detected points, where a first detected point comprises a first point at a particular location of the plane in the projection. The method may also include storing digital entries corresponding to points located within a threshold buffer from one of the first detected points relative to the plane. The method may additionally include determining values for the digital entries, where a value for a digital entry corresponding to a particular point comprises an accumulation of distances from detected depth points that cross the particular point. The method may further include determining a digital height map representative of heights of the at least one surface relative to the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Kurt Konolige, Cedric Cagniart
  • Patent number: 9200882
    Abstract: A method of processing geo-statistical data includes piloting a watercraft with a monitoring system on a water body, taking measurements of a depth of the water body using the monitoring system, and taking measurements of the position of the watercraft using the monitoring system. The method also includes aligning the depth measurements with the position measurements, creating a first contour map with a first set of depth ranges from the depth and position measurements wherein each of the first set of depth ranges are separated by a first interval; and creating a second contour map with a second set of depth ranges from depth and position measurements wherein each of the second set of depth ranges are separated by a second interval that is different from the first interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Navico Holding AS
    Inventors: Michael Lauenstein, Matthew Johnson
  • Patent number: 9165361
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems and apparatuses that are configured to and techniques for tracking an object in video data. According to an example, a technique can include (1) obtaining first and second video frames, the first video frame captured at a time before the second video frame was captured and the first and second video frame including a first and second image of a common geo-location, respectively, (2) projecting, using a computer processor, the first video frame and the second video to their respective ground planes, or (3) projecting the first and second ground projected video frames to a space in a center video frame captured at a time between the first and second video frames, the center video frame including a third image of the common geo-location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Richard W. Ely