Image Segmentation Using Color Patents (Class 382/164)
  • Patent number: 11120606
    Abstract: An image processing method is disclosed, comprising: receiving a plurality of images of an object; and, for each image, determining a brightness value for each point on the object that is visible, and generating a tile grid for the image. Each point that is visible in an image corresponds to one tile in the tile grid. For each tile pair where at least one point is visible in both tiles of the tile pair, a brightness offset value is determined. For each image, an offset matrix is generated. Values of the offset matrix comprise brightness offsets to apply to each tile of a tile grid for the image to normalize the brightness of the image with the other images. A plurality of reconstructed images is generated based on performing, for each image, transformation operations on the given image based on the corresponding offset matrix to generate a reconstructed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventor: Mathieu Lamarre
  • Patent number: 11120297
    Abstract: An input image that includes a target area may be received. A first segment for extracting the target area from the input image may be generated using a first extracting model. A second segment for extracting the target area from the input image may be generated using a second extracting model. The first segment is compared to the second segment to determine a combined segment of at least the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Takahashi, Hiroki Nakano, Masahiro Okawa
  • Patent number: 11113490
    Abstract: Evaluating a symbol on an object can include acquiring a first image of the object, including the symbol. A second image can be derived from the first image based upon determining a saturation threshold for the second image and possibly scaling of pixel values to a reduced bit-depth for the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Cognex Corporation
    Inventor: Glenn Spitz
  • Patent number: 11115597
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a mobile terminal having a plurality of artificial intelligence (AI) agents. More particularly, a mobile terminal according to the present disclosure includes: a camera, a touch screen configured to display screen information, and a controller configured to activate the camera in response to a request of a user, and store an image received through the camera. The controller extracts a search keyword from a search command when the search command for searching image information is input via a first AI agent, retrieves at least one piece of image information corresponding to the search keyword from pre-stored image information through a second AI agent, and controls the touch screen such that a search result is displayed on an execution screen of the first AI agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaeryong Kang, Mingyoung Kam, Jongseol Kim, Myoseop Sim, Hyunju Oh, Bomi Jang, Jaeki Cho, Dongki Cheon, Jahee Hur
  • Patent number: 11109065
    Abstract: Compressing a frame of video includes receiving a frame of a video, identifying a three dimensional (3D) object in the frame, matching the 3D object to a stored 3D object, compressing the frame of the video using a color prediction scheme based on the 3D object and the stored 3D object, and storing the compressed frame with metadata, the metadata identifying the 3D object, indicating a position of the 3D object in the frame of the video and indicating an orientation of the 3D object in the frame of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hemmer, Ameesh Makadia
  • Patent number: 11100655
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect a first region in which a foreground object is present with respect to a plurality of captured images, a retention unit configured to retain a first background image, a generation unit configured to generate a second background image based on portions of each of the plurality of captured images which are not detected as a first region, and an output unit configured to select one of the first background image and the second background image based on a property of the second background image, and configured to output, based on the selected background image and the first region, an image in which the foreground object is obscured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Taichi Matsui
  • Patent number: 11070705
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a dynamic range representation of an image including multiple color channels. The dynamic range representation includes dynamic range information of pixels of the image in the color channels. The method further includes decomposing the dynamic range representation into a smooth portion, a color portion, and a detail portion. The smooth portion includes low frequency information of the pixels in the color channels. The color portion includes color intensity information of the pixels in the color channels. The detail portion includes high frequency information of the pixels in the color channels. The method also includes adjusting the smooth portion, the color portion, and the detail portion, respectively, to obtain an adjusted smooth portion, an adjusted color portion, and an adjusted detail portion, and combining the adjusted smooth portion, the adjusted color portion, and the adjusted detail portion to generate an output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zisheng Cao
  • Patent number: 11070786
    Abstract: An immersive experience system is provided. The immersive experience system has a processor that determines a position of a first head-mounted display. Further, the processor determines a position of a second head-mounted display. The processor also generates a first image for a first immersive experience corresponding to the position of the first head-mounted display. Moreover, the process encodes the first image into a first infrared spectrum illumination having a first wavelength. In addition, the processor generates a second image for a second immersive experience corresponding to the position of the second head-mounted display. Finally, the processor encodes the second image into a second infrared spectrum illumination having a second wavelength. The first wavelength is distinct from the second wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Chapman, Joseph Popp, Alice Taylor, Joseph Hager
  • Patent number: 11062480
    Abstract: A method for processing an image may include: collecting an ambient light spectrum while capturing an image (10); determining RGB tristimulus values corresponding to ambient environment of the captured image based on the collected ambient light spectrum and a color filter absorption curve (11); determining skin color coordinates based on the collected ambient light spectrum and a spectral absorption curve of a skin color model (12); and determining RGB values in the skin color model based on the RGB tristimulus values and the skin color coordinates (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xingxing Zhao
  • Patent number: 11037357
    Abstract: A technique for compressing an original image is disclosed. According to the technique, an original image is obtained and a delta-encoded image is generated based on the original image. Next, a segregated image is generated based on the delta-encoded image and then the segregated image is compressed to produce a compressed image. The segregated image is generated because the segregated image may be compressed more efficiently than the original image and the delta image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Ruijin Wu, Skyler Jonathon Saleh, Christopher J. Brennan, Kei Ming Kwong, Anthony Hung-Cheong Chan
  • Patent number: 11032442
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus of an embodiment includes an image processing unit to convert a color image to a monochrome image. The color image comprises pixels with a plurality of color components. The image processing unit is configured to generate a histogram from the monochrome image showing a color intensity gradation in the monochrome image by pixel frequency. A processor is configured to obtain a first threshold value based on the histogram, determine for each color component of each pixel in the color image whether or not each color component of the pixel is light based on the first threshold value, and generate a corrected color image by removing a background coloring from the color image by correcting each pixel for which all the color components are determined to be light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keiko Kanamori
  • Patent number: 11012589
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first generation unit and a second generation unit. The first generation unit generates reduced original image data for forming a reduced image of an original image to be formed on the basis of print data. The second generation unit generates background-emphasized reduced image data for forming a reduced image in which a reduced background region is emphasized in the reduced image, and the reduced background region corresponds to a background region of an object included in the original image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11010876
    Abstract: An image processing system includes: a weight determination circuitry configured to determine a band containing important information from among a group of images, which are acquired by a plurality of sensors, and to express a degree of importance of the band as a weight; a calculation circuitry configured to calculate, using the weight, an amount calculated based on a gradient of an image based on a gradient of each image, that is calculated based on the group of images, in order to restrict a gradient of an output image; and an image optimization circuitry configured to compose the output image using the amount calculated based on the gradient of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: NEC Corporation, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Takashi Shibata, Masayuki Tanaka, Masatoshi Okutomi
  • Patent number: 10991078
    Abstract: Received image data is enhanced to create enhanced image data using image processing to remove artifacts and to retrieve information associated with a desired target output. Image segmentation is performed on useable enhanced image data to created segmented image data by partitioning the enhanced image data into coherent regions with respect to a particular image-based criterion. Useable segmented image data and auxiliary data is pre-processing for input into a neural network as pre-processed data. The pre-processed data is divided into training, validation, and testing data subsets. A neural network architecture is determined to process the pre-processed data and the determined neural network architecture is executed using the pre-processed data. Output of the determined neural network is post-processed as post-processed data. The post-processed data is compared to a known value range associated with the post-processed data to determine if the post-processed data satisfies a desired output result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Mustafa Hakimuddin
  • Patent number: 10991103
    Abstract: A method for extracting a person region includes detecting a face from a raw image input in real time; configuring a search range based on the detected face; extracting an outline of a person region by performing preprocessing on an image within the search range; configuring watershed markers on a background and a foreground of the image within the search range based on the extracted outline; performing a watershed transform based on the configured watershed markers; and separating the person region from the raw image using a result of the watershed transform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Won Seok Chae, Hyeon Jin Kim, Soo Myung Park, Ah Reum Oh, Ha Lim Choi
  • Patent number: 10977802
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are provided for segmenting one or more frames. For example, incremental optical flow maps can be determined between adjacent frames of a plurality of frames. Using the incremental optical flow maps, a cumulative optical flow map can be determined between a first frame of the plurality of frames and a last frame of the plurality of frames. A segmentation mask can be determined using the first frame of the plurality of frames. Foreground pixels of the segmentation mask for the last frame of the plurality of frames can then be adjusted relative to corresponding foreground pixels for the first frame. The foreground pixels can be adjusted using the cumulative optical flow map between the first frame and the last frame of the plurality of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sunid Wilson, Ramin Rezaiifar
  • Patent number: 10964288
    Abstract: A method for selecting a dominant color among a set of digital content. The dominant color is used to set the visual aspects of a user interface through which the user views the digital content, enabling a visually appealing application, rather than one reliant on neutral and possibly uncomplimentary colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Burlington Walker, Laurent Baumann
  • Patent number: 10955505
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to an embodiment includes sequence controlling circuitry and processing circuitry. The sequence controlling circuitry is configured to acquire k-space data by executing a pulse sequence while performing undersampling. The processing circuitry is configured to generate an output target image by generating a folded image by applying a Fourier transform to the k-space data and further unfolding the folded image by performing a process that uses a regularization term. The processing circuitry applies a weight to the regularization term on the basis of whether or not each of the pixels in the output target image is included in an observation target region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanako Saito, Hidenori Takeshima
  • Patent number: 10943158
    Abstract: A method performed by a mobile terminal may include receiving an image that includes text, translating the text into another language and superimposing and displaying the translated text over the received image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hakan Mats Englund, Simon Lessing
  • Patent number: 10930005
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining a building/urban profile image location includes extracting a building/urban profile from an obtained image and comparing the image to a database of building/urban profiles. The database may be created by obtaining point cloud data sets scanned building/urban profiles, converting the obtained point cloud data sets to a corresponding 3D surface model, and creating the database of stored building/urban profiles viewed from multiple locations within each of the 3D surface models. By comparing the extracted building/urban profile image with the stored building/urban profiles contained within the database and finding a match the location from which the extracted building/urban profile image was taken can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ObjectVideo Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Gang Qian, Huiping Li, Yunxian Zhou Zhou, David Conger, Allison Beach
  • Patent number: 10915788
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for optical character recognition using end-to-end deep learning. In an embodiment, an optical character recognition system may train a neural network to identify characters of pixel images and to assign index values to the characters. The neural network may also be trained to identify groups of characters and to generate bounding boxes to group these characters. The optical character recognition system may then analyze documents to identify character information based on the pixel data and produce a segmentation mask and one or more bounding box masks. The optical character recognition system may supply these masks as an output or may combine the masks to generate a version of the received document having optically recognized characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Johannes Hoehne, Anoop Raveendra Katti, Christian Reisswig
  • Patent number: 10916333
    Abstract: A regression model is generated to map observation records of a first dimensionality to a second dimensionality. Using a set of transformed records obtained from the first regression model, a Gaussian mixture model of the distribution of observation records of the second dimensionality is trained. Using a Gaussian distribution obtained from the Gaussian mixture model, a recommended modification of a proposed training set of a classifier is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kalidas Yeturu
  • Patent number: 10902607
    Abstract: A method of instance segmentation, comprising, defining a bounding box, depth mapping the bounding box, sorting the depth map, estimating stability due to noise of the sorted depth map, detecting low frequency jumps of the sorted depth map based on the estimated stability, detecting high frequency jumps of the sorted depth map, comparing the detected low frequency jumps and the detected high frequency jumps, detecting at least one of a largest object and a closest object based on the comparison and pixel masking the at least one of the largest object and the closest object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Black Sesame International Holding Limited
    Inventors: Jeff Lee, Guan Wang
  • Patent number: 10896323
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing method and device, a computer readable storage medium, and an electronic device. The method includes: acquiring an image to be processed; detecting a foreground target of the image, and recognizing the foreground target, to obtain a foreground classification result; detecting a background area of the image, and recognizing the background area, to obtain a background classification result; and obtaining a classification label of the image based on the foreground classification result and the background classification result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yan Chen
  • Patent number: 10878540
    Abstract: Systems and methods can automatically detect bad contrast ratios in a rendered frame of a game application. A frame in the game application can be divided into a plurality of pixel regions with each pixel regions having multiple pixels. The systems and methods can calculate luminance of the pixels in the pixel region and calculate a contrast ratio for the pixel region based on the luminance of the pixels in the pixel region. The contrast ratio of the pixel region can be used to determine whether it is sufficient to meet a threshold contrast ratio. The color of the pixel region can be automatically changed to a predefined color to indicate that contrast ratio is sufficient to meet the threshold contrast ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventor: Karen Elaine Stevens
  • Patent number: 10824907
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems and methods for image processing. A trained deep learning model may be determined. An input image may be acquired. A processing result may be generated by processing the input image based on the trained deep learning model. The trained deep learning model may be obtained according to a process including: acquiring a preliminary deep learning model; acquiring a sample image; generating a plurality of sub-images based on the sample image; and training the preliminary deep learning model based on the plurality of sub-images to obtain the trained deep learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chuanfeng Lyu
  • Patent number: 10812767
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a white balance processing method. The white balance processing method includes processing an image to determine whether a light source is contained in a scene corresponding to the image; when the light source is contained in the scene, processing the image according to a first predetermined algorithm to acquire color temperature of the light source in the scene and performing a white balance processing on the image according to the color temperature of the light source; and when no light source is contained in the scene, performing the white balance processing on the image according to a second predetermined algorithm. The present disclosure further provides a white balance processing device, an electronic device and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Huichao Wang
  • Patent number: 10796145
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for separating a text and figure of a document image are provided. The method of separating the text and the figure of the document image includes acquiring a document image, dividing the document image into a plurality of regions of interest, acquiring a feature vector by using a two-dimensional (2D) histogram by resizing the regions of interest and extracting a connection component of the regions of interest, acquiring a transformation vector of the feature vector by using a kernel, obtaining a cluster center of the transformation vector, and performing clustering on the cluster center to acquire a supercluster, and classifying the supercluster into one of a text class and a figure class, based on the number of superclusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Valery Valerievich Anisimovskiy
  • Patent number: 10791341
    Abstract: A video decoder can be configured to generate a first bin stream by, for at least one bin of the first bin stream, determining a first probability estimation for the at least one bin of the first bin stream based on a first set of parameters and generate a second bin stream by, for at least one bin of the second bin stream, determining a second probability estimation for the at least one bin of the second bin stream based on a second set of parameters that are different parameters than the first set of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Amir Said, Hilmi Enes Egilmez, Marta Karczewicz, Vadim Seregin, Li Zhang, Xin Zhao
  • Patent number: 10791304
    Abstract: The functional effect of having additional color-sensing cone types in the human eye is implemented by an encoding of some spectral information differently for the left and right eyes. This different encoding for identical features seen by the left and right eyes is interpreted as a perceptively different feature by the human brain, allowing additional spectral information to be conveyed through the limited tristimulus sensitivity of the human eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Mikhail A. Kats, Bradley Gundlach
  • Patent number: 10713456
    Abstract: Signal detection and recognition employees coordinated illumination and capture of images under to facilitate extraction of a signal of interest. Pulsed illumination of different colors facilitates extraction of signals from color channels, as well as improved signal to noise ratio by combining signals of different color channels. The successive pulsing of different color illumination appears white to the user, yet facilitates signal detection, even for lower cost monochrome sensors, as in barcode scanning and other automatic identification equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob L. Boles, Alastair M. Reed, John D. Lord
  • Patent number: 10715801
    Abstract: A method of palette management for palette coding in a video coding system receives input data associated with a current block in a high-level picture structure and initializes a palette predictor in the high-level picture structure before a corresponding palette of a first palette-coded block in the high-level picture structure is coded. If a palette mode is selected for the current block, the method applies the palette coding to the current block using a current palette and updates the palette predictor based on the current palette to generate an updated palette predictor for a next block coded in the palette mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: HFI Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Wang-Lin Lai, Yu-Chen Sun, Shan Liu, Xiaozhong Xu, Tzu-Der Chuang, Ding-Yun Chen, Yu-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 10707895
    Abstract: Methods for converting an n-bit number into an m-bit number for situations where n>m and also for situations where n<m, where n and m are integers. The methods use truncation or bit replication followed by the calculation of an adjustment value which is applied to the replicated number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Simon Fenney
  • Patent number: 10701241
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a detection unit, a determination unit, a decision unit, and a processing unit. The detection unit detects an isolated pixel included in an image. The determination unit determines whether the isolated pixel detected by the detection unit changes brighter or darker by edge enhancement processing. The decision unit decides an edge enhancement amount of the isolated pixel based on a determination result of the determination unit. The processing unit performs the edge enhancement processing on the isolated pixel, based on the edge enhancement amount decided by the decision unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirokazu Tamura
  • Patent number: 10685443
    Abstract: Techniques for cloud detection and cloud coverage determination are described herein. The disclosed techniques include detecting a plurality of color clusters among a plurality of data elements of an image, associating at least one of the plurality of color clusters with a cloud based on a characteristic color of the cloud, and determining a number of data elements within the at least one of the plurality of color clusters associated with the cloud. The disclosed techniques also include detecting a location of an object indicative of a cloud in the image based at least in part on training data and a plurality of features extracted from the image, detecting an edge of the object indicative of the cloud at the location, and determining a number of data elements within the edge of the object indicative of the cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: WEATHER INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY, INC
    Inventors: Simeng Yan, Juntao Xiao
  • Patent number: 10685446
    Abstract: A system, article, and method of recurrent semantic segmentation for image processing by factoring historical semantic segmentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shahar Fleishman, Naomi Ken Korem, Mark Kliger
  • Patent number: 10686927
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium having a computer program readable by a computer of a portable device connectable to an image input device and image output device and including a memory storing external programs activated by the computer program, the computer program causes the portable device to perform: receiving a user operation on a first screen including first objects corresponding to the external programs; determining the designated program when the first object is designated; when the designated program has a first function of executing processing for the input data, instructing the image input device to execute an input operation and performing first post-processing; and when the designated program has the second function of enabling a user to designate the output data, performing pre-processing and controlling the image output device to execute output operation for the output data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 10657603
    Abstract: A system and method classify insurance documents. The system and method receive a request to access documents from an assessment queue stored in a memory of a device where each of the documents contain insurance data and have an associated destination and associated metadata. The system and method convert the set of documents encoded in a first file format to a second file format to remove the metadata. The system and method partition each document of the set of documents into separate stand-alone documents and converts each of the partitioned documents into separate recognition vectors. The system and method classifies the partitioned documents through an additive learning algorithm in which routing data is embedded in second metadata and merge the classified partitioned documents. The merged documents are routed to a remote destination independent of the originally intended destination and the associated metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Progressive Casualty Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jarrod D. Harding, Rick A. Bliss
  • Patent number: 10650333
    Abstract: A task management system and method that enables task assignment, that supports task monitoring, that produces task reminders, that verifies task completion, and that assigns rewards or penalties based on task performance. The task management system implements a method of receiving an indication of a particular task to be completed and first image data that corresponds to the particular task. The method further includes receiving second image data that corresponds to a second image, and processor comparing the first image data and the second image data. The processor can determine whether the particular task is completed based on comparing the first image data and the second image data. A notification indicating whether the particular task is completed is then sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Patent number: 10638131
    Abstract: A content providing apparatus is disclosed. The content providing apparatus comprises: a communication unit for communicating with an external apparatus; an image processing unit for generating a compressed image by image-processing an input original image; and a control unit for controlling the communication unit to divide the original image into one or more regions based on the image quality, to obtain characteristic information for each region from the respective regions, and to transmit the obtained characteristic information for each region together with the compressed image to the external apparatus. As the result, the display apparatus may perform image quality improvement operation so that the image quality is close to the original quality level by extracting information required for improving the image quality and transmitting the same together with a compressed image in production and encoding steps before transmitting the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo-seok Kang, Bong-joe Kim, Se-hyeok Park, Jong-sul Min
  • Patent number: 10628713
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the processor executes a process including acquiring a frame acquired by image capturing, detecting document position data of a document from the frame, determining a document type of the document, calculating image quality of document image data of the document on the basis of the document position data and the document type, determining whether the image quality is at a character recognizable level, and acquiring a frame acquired by the image recapturing when it is determined that the image quality is not at the character recognizable level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PFU Limited
    Inventors: Masayoshi Hayashi, Kiyoto Kosaka
  • Patent number: 10628708
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media for utilizing a deep neural network-based model to identify similar digital images for query digital images. For example, the disclosed systems utilize a deep neural network-based model to analyze query digital images to generate deep neural network-based representations of the query digital images. In addition, the disclosed systems can generate results of visually-similar digital images for the query digital images based on comparing the deep neural network-based representations with representations of candidate digital images. Furthermore, the disclosed systems can identify visually similar digital images based on user-defined attributes and image masks to emphasize specific attributes or portions of query digital images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Zhe Lin, Xiaohui Shen, Mingyang Ling, Jianming Zhang, Jason Kuen, Brett Butterfield
  • Patent number: 10614118
    Abstract: Images are encoded into multidimensional vectors in a high-dimensional space utilizing an image model and textual content utilizing a text model. At least one of the image model and/or the text model are tuned such that the point within the multidimensional space pointed to by a vector encoded from an image is proximate to, as determined within the context of that multidimensional space, a point pointed to by a vector encoded from correlated textual content. Received images and textual content are encoded into image vectors and text vectors, respectively, and stored in an image graph and text graph, respectively. An input image can then be encoded as an input image vector and utilized to find close vectors in both the image graph and the text graph, thereby enabling an input image to be utilized to search textual content without using classifiers to deduce textual content therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jia He, Ruofei Zhang, Keng-Hao Chang, Xiaozong Wang
  • Patent number: 10607318
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can generate an initial alpha mask for an image based on machine learning techniques. A plurality of uncertain pixels is defined in the initial alpha mask. For each uncertain pixel in the plurality of uncertain pixels, a binary value is assigned based on a nearest certain neighbor determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason George McHugh, Michael F. Cohen, Johannes Peter Kopf, Piotr Dollar
  • Patent number: 10592742
    Abstract: Described is a multiple-camera system and process for re-identifying an agent located in a materials handling facility based on anterior views of agents. An anterior view of a newly detected agent may be partitioned and color signatures generated for each partition. Likewise, stored anterior views of agents (candidate agents) that may potentially be the newly detected agent are partitioned and color signatures generated for each partition. Based on the color signatures, a similarity between the anterior view of the newly detected agent and the candidate agents is determined. The similarity may be used to either determine that the newly detected agent is one of the candidate agents or reduce the set of candidate agents that are considered during a manual review.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gang Hua, Gerald Guy Medioni
  • Patent number: 10595020
    Abstract: A content providing apparatus is disclosed. The content providing apparatus comprises: a communication unit for communicating with an external apparatus; an image processing unit for generating a compressed image by image-processing an input original image; and a control unit for controlling the communication unit to divide the original image into one or more regions based on the image quality, to obtain characteristic information for each region from the respective regions, and to transmit the obtained characteristic information for each region together with the compressed image to the external apparatus. As the result, the display apparatus may perform image quality improvement operation so that the image quality is close to the original quality level by extracting information required for improving the image quality and transmitting the same together with a compressed image in production and encoding steps before transmitting the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo-seok Kang, Bong-joe Kim, Se-hyeok Park, Jong-sul Min
  • Patent number: 10573276
    Abstract: The invention includes a method including the steps of obtaining a plurality of images, each of the images in the plurality having at least one corresponding region, generating a merged image, the merged image also having the corresponding region. The step of generating includes selecting an image source from the plurality of images to source image data for the corresponding region in the merged image by comparing attributes of the corresponding regions of the plurality of images to identify the image source having preferred attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Kreeger, Andrew P. Smith, Ashwini Kshirsagar, Jun Ge, Yiheng Zhang, Haili Chui, Christopher Ruth, Xiangwei Zhang, Liyang Wei, Jay Stein
  • Patent number: 10516889
    Abstract: The precision of up-sampling operations in a layered coding system is preserved when operating on video data with high bit-depth. In response to bit-depth requirements of the video coding or decoding system, scaling and rounding parameters are determined for a separable up-scaling filter. Input data are first filtered across a first spatial direction using a first rounding parameter to generate first up-sampled data. First intermediate data are generated by scaling the first up-sampled data using a first shift parameter. The intermediate data are then filtered across a second spatial direction using a second rounding parameter to generate second up-sampled data. Second intermediate data are generated by scaling the second up-sampled data using a second shift parameter. Final up-sampled data may be generated by clipping the second intermediate data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Peng Yin, Taoran Lu, Tao Chen
  • Patent number: 10516808
    Abstract: A scanner reads an original and generates a read image, specifies a first region having a pattern on a wrinkle and a second region having a wrinkle and no pattern from the read image, and performs a wrinkle reduction process in which the wrinkle is not reduced in the first region and the wrinkle is reduced in the second region, included in the read image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10482360
    Abstract: Provided is a method by which an image forming apparatus forms an image, the method including detecting a boundary area in a portion of image data; determining a direction of the boundary area, a dominant color of the boundary area, and an edge intensity of the boundary area; determining enhancement information with respect to the boundary area based on the direction, the dominant color, and the edge intensity; and forming an image with respect to the image data based on the determined enhancement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co.,, Ltd
    Inventors: Seul-ki Jang, Ji-young Yi