Pattern Recognition Or Classification Using Color Patents (Class 382/165)
  • Patent number: 11449912
    Abstract: A system for facilitating e-commerce transaction is disclosed. The system includes a request receiving module to enable the interactive support agent platform to receive order requests from a customer. The system includes an order placement module to identify a merchant from a merchant database based on the order requests corresponds to the customer specific merchandise or service request and enable the interactive support agent platform to select products from a catalogue of an identified merchant based on the order requests. The system includes a checkout processing module to enable the interactive support agent platform to share a checkout page with the customer via a communication medium based on selected products corresponds to the identified merchant and perform a checkout process by transmitting billing and shipping information via a secure checkout page rendered within a chat window, a browser or the user interface corresponding to the interactive support agent platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: 1ClickPay Inc
    Inventor: Kumar N Senthil
  • Patent number: 11436834
    Abstract: A method of detecting frames in a video that demarcate a pre-determined type of video segment within the video is provided. The method includes identifying visually distinctive candidate marker frames within the video, grouping the candidate marker frames into a plurality of groups based on visual similarity, computing a collective score for each of the groups based on temporal proximity of each of the candidate marker frames within the group to related events occurring within the video, and selecting at least one of the groups based on the collective proximity scores as marker frames that demarcate the pre-determined type of video segment. A video processing electronic device and at least one non-transitory computer readable storage medium having computer program instructions stored thereon for performing the method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Renxiang Li, Faisal Ishtiaq, Stephen P. Emeott, Anthony J. Braskich
  • Patent number: 11430132
    Abstract: Methods, an apparatus, and software media are provided for removing unwanted information such as moving or temporary foreground objects from a video sequence. The method performs, for each pixel, a statistical analysis to create a background data model whose color values can be used to detect and remove the unwanted information. This includes determining a prevalent color cluster from among k clusters of color values for the pixel in successive frames. The method uses k-means clustering. To replace the unwanted information, the method iterates frames to find frames in which a pixel's color value is not included in the prevalent color cluster. In those frames, it replaces the pixel's color value with a value from the prevalent color cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: UNITY TECHNOLOGIES SF
    Inventors: Andrew Glassner, Peter Hillman
  • Patent number: 11423463
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for dynamically rendered interface elements during online chat sessions. A user may engage in online communications with another user, such as a communication session between a customer and a customer representative or agent of a merchant. During this communication session, the agent may navigate to particular data on the agent's device, which may be desirable to provide to the customer. For example, the agent may view a particular item of interest to the customer. An application programming interface of the merchant may detect one or more actions or calls associated with this data and may dynamically provide an interface element to transmit data displayed on the agent's device to the customer's device during the communication session. The customer may view a dynamically rendered interface element that allows for processing data during the communication session with the agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Berry Belcher, Ragunath Jayabalakrishnan, Vamsikrishna Sanisetty
  • Patent number: 11417124
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system for automated vehicles license plates characters segmentation and recognition comprising an imaging processor connected to at least one image grabber module or camera. The image grabber module captures images of the vehicles and forwards it to said connected imaging processor and the imaging processor segments and recognizes the vehicles license plates character region including the region with deformed license plates characters in the captured vehicle images by involving binarization of maximally stable external regions corresponding to probable license plate region in the captured vehicle images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: VIDEONETICS TECHNOLOGY PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Sudeb Das, Apurba Gorai, Tinku Acharya
  • Patent number: 11412156
    Abstract: A processor obtains an input image containing both bright and dark regions. The processor obtains a threshold between a first pixel value and a second pixel value of the display. Upon detecting a region of the input image having an original pixel value above the threshold, the processor can create a data structure including a location of the region in the input image and an original pixel value of the region. The data structure occupies less memory than the input image. The display presents the input image including the region of the image having the original pixel value above the threshold. The processor sends the data structure to a camera, which records the presented image. The processor performing postprocessing obtains the data structure and the recorded image and increases dynamic range of the recorded image by modifying the recorded image based on the data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Unity Technologies SF
    Inventors: Joseph W. Marks, Luca Fascione, Kimball D. Thurston, III, Millie Maier, Kenneth Gimpelson, Dejan Momcilovic, Keith F. Miller, Peter M. Hillman, Jonathan S. Swartz, Lena Petrovic
  • Patent number: 11410585
    Abstract: A verifiable display is provided that enables the visual content of the display to be detected and confirmed in a variety of ambient lighting conditions, environments, and operational states. In particular, the verifiable display has a display layer that is capable of visually setting an intended message for human or machine reading, with the intended message being set using pixels. Depending on the operational condition of the display and the ambient light, for example, the message that is actually displayed and perceivable may vary from the intended message. To detect what message is actually displayed, a light detection layer in the verifiable display detects the illumination state of the pixels, and in that way is able to detect what message is actually being presented by the display layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Chromera, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Atkinson, John Rilum, Edzer Huitema
  • Patent number: 11402918
    Abstract: A method for controlling a terminal apparatus includes acquiring a first gesture image; determining a central coordinate of a gesture in the first gesture image; determining a controlling range in which the gesture has control over the terminal apparatus, based on the central coordinate of the gesture in the first gesture image; and controlling a control object in the controlling range to execute an operation based on a control instruction corresponding to the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Quan Yang, Hongrun Wang
  • Patent number: 11403783
    Abstract: A system for processing encoded image components for artificial intelligence tasks. The system can include one or more compute units, one or more controllers and memory. The one or more controllers can include one or more micro-op schedulers and one or more channel switches. The one or more compute units can be configured to process components of the transformed domain image data according to one or more micro-operations for an artificial intelligence task. The one or more channel switches can be configured to selectively control the transfer of the components of transformed domain image data to the one or more compute units based on one or more gating flags. The one or more channel switches can also be configured to selectively control generation of the one or more micro-operations by the one or more micro-op schedulers based on the one or more gating flags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Kai Xu, Minghai Qin, Yuhao Wang, Fei Sun, Yen-kuang Chen, Yuan Xie
  • Patent number: 11397732
    Abstract: An in-memory graph query runtime is integrated inside a database management system and is capable of performing simple patter-matching queries against homogeneous graphs. The runtime efficiently combines breadth-first (BFS) and depth-first (DFS) neighbor traversal algorithms to achieve a hybrid runtime that takes the best from both sides. As a result, the hybrid runtime is able to process arbitrarily large queries with a fixed amount of memory, optimizing for memory locality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Vlad Haprian, Laurent Daynes, Shasank K. Chavan, Jean-Pierre Lozi, Vasileios Trigonakis, Sungpack Hong, Marco Arnaboldi, Ciprian Baetu
  • Patent number: 11386046
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a display control unit that displays a UI screen for performing a predetermined process, the UI screen being a screen where unit blocks each assumed as a single continuous character string in a scan image are displayed to be selectable by the user; an OCR process unit that performs an OCR process on unit blocks selected by the user through the UI screen to thereby extract character strings; and a setting unit that sets incidental information for the predetermined process by using the character strings extracted by the OCR process unit. The display control unit separates a character string satisfying a predetermined separation condition among the character strings extracted by the OCR process unit from the unit blocks selected by the user, and displays the separated character strings on the UI screen such that the separated character strings are selectable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ken Tokita
  • Patent number: 11366835
    Abstract: An information processing device (100) includes a memory and processing circuitry. The memory stores a data set (DG) including multiple items of digital data (DD) and a label set (RG) including multiple labels. Each of the multiple labels are added to each of the multiple items of digital data (DD). The processing circuitry generates a feature vector set (BG) by extracting a predetermined feature from each of the multiple items of digital data (DD) and generating feature vectors indicating the extracted features. The feature vector set includes the feature vectors. The processing circuitry determines homogeneity of the data set (DG) by performing a trial of supervised clustering on the feature vector set (BG) by using the label set (RG) and determining the possibility of the clustering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11348065
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture for an internal private online marketplace are presented. Some embodiments described herein may include a method which may involve (1) identifying one or more items listed in one or more databases, and (2) generating a transfer protocol between the destination entity that desires to possess the one or more items with that of the source entity that possesses or has responsibility over the one or more items. The desired items may be identified by characteristics. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Donald Van Creveld
  • Patent number: 11348248
    Abstract: A system includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform the steps of a method to automatically crop images. The system may convert a raw image into a grayscale image before applying an edge detection operator to the grayscale image to create an edge image. The system may then create a binary image based on the edge image, identify one or more contours in the binary image, and determine one or more contour bounding image areas surrounding the contour(s). Upon identifying contour bounding image area(s) having user-specified dimensional criteria, the system may determine a minimum bounded image area including those area(s), pad the minimum bounded image area, and crop the raw image based on the padded bounded area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: CARMAX ENTERPRISE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Omar Ahmed Ansari
  • Patent number: 11341325
    Abstract: A data ingestion system normalizes ingested documents and extracts data based on a template that is applied to the documents. In an aspect, the system accesses a document of a document type and determines a template to apply to the document. The system normalizes the document, extracts data values from the document based at least in part on the template, and generates structured data based at least partly on the extracted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Casey Patton, Paul Gribelyuk, Kayo Teramoto, Aaron Rubin, Ankit Shankar
  • Patent number: 11334963
    Abstract: The disclosed devices, systems and methods relate to various devices, systems and methods related to objectively analyzing digital images of turfgrass to rate various parameters and to objectively measure overall quality. The system establishes thresholds and may execute a series of steps to determine green coverage, color, density, and uniformity. The system can scale images to determine uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: NexGen Turf Research, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Karcher, Carlin Purcell, Kenneth Hignight
  • Patent number: 11330177
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for generating a high-quality one point color image are provided. A composite image generation unit that generates a composite image by executing composition processing using a color image and a monochrome image captured from different viewpoints, and an output image generation unit that generates a one point color image in which only a partial area of the image is colored are included. The output image generation unit generates a one point color image in which a colorization area in the one point color image is set as an area to which pixel values of the composite image are output, and a non-colorization area is set as an area to which pixel values of the monochrome image are output. The colorization area is selected by either user selection or automatic selection. For example, user-specified area information, subject distance information, and the like are used for the execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takanobu Kobashiri
  • Patent number: 11326873
    Abstract: A method for registering an imaging detector to a surface projects and records a sequence having a first sparse pattern of lines followed by a second sparse pattern of lines. A first subset of positions receives lines from both first and second sparse patterns corresponding to a first label. A second subset of positions receives only lines from the first sparse pattern corresponding to a second label. A third subset of positions receives only lines from the second sparse pattern corresponding to a third label. The first, second, and third labels are decoded and each member element of the first, second, and third subsets of positions registered to the imaging detector according to the decoded labels. One or more dense patterns of lines positionally correlated with registered member elements of the decoded labels are projected and recorded. An image of the surface contour is formed according to the recorded pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: James R. Milch, Victor C. Wong
  • Patent number: 11328170
    Abstract: A method for identifying objects includes generating a feature vector of an unknown object from an image of an environment. The method also includes comparing the feature vector of the unknown object to feature vectors of known objects. The method further includes determining whether a similarity between the feature vector of the unknown object and the feature vector of one of the known objects satisfies a threshold. Furthermore, the method includes identifying the unknown object based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventor: Krishna Shankar
  • Patent number: 11323634
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media to enhance an image on a mobile computing device. In some aspects, a user interface on the mobile computing device provides a plurality of image filters, each of the image filters associated with a different replacement sky type. Upon application of one of the plurality of image filters to an image, the mobile computing device is configured to identify a sky portion of the image, modify a color mapping of a non-sky portion of the image, and replace the sky portion of the image with replacement sky data corresponding to the applied image filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Chongyang Ma, Kun Duan, Xing Mei, Nan Hu
  • Patent number: 11314759
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method performed by a data intake and query system. The method includes populating each metric including a measure value, cataloging metadata in an in-memory metrics catalog, where the metadata is related to the metrics. The method further includes receiving a search query including search criteria, evaluating the search query by applying the search criteria to the metadata of the metrics catalog to obtain results that satisfy the search criteria, and causing display, on a display device, of the results or data indicative of the results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Allan Haggie, Clint Sharp, Alexander Douglas James, David Ryan Marquardt
  • Patent number: 11314403
    Abstract: Various implementations for object detection include a method includes capturing a video stream that includes an activity object and a pointing object, identifying the activity object, displaying a graphical user interface embodying a virtual scene based on the identified activity object, determining a location of the pointing object relative to the activity object, determining a routine based on the location of the pointing object relative to the activity object, and executing the routine within the virtual scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Tangible Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Aube, Jon Dukerschein, Jerome Scholler, Mark Solomon, Vivardhan Kanoria
  • Patent number: 11301982
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a first geometric pattern that failed a design rule check, identifying a second geometric pattern that passed the design rule check, morphing the first geometric pattern based on the second geometric pattern to generate a morphed geometric pattern, wherein the morphed geometric pattern passes the design rule check, and replacing the first geometric pattern with the morphed geometric pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bikram Baidya, Hale Erten, Allan Gu, John A. Swanson, Vivek K. Singh, Abde Ali Hunaid Kagalwalla, Mengfei Yang-Flint
  • Patent number: 11297397
    Abstract: A system for presenting video signals related to a marker image on a surface of a sports ball structured by a plurality of panels includes a computing device having a camera, and a server linked to the computing device via internet, the server being arranged to store the video signals related to the maker image, wherein programs running on the computing device includes the steps to obtain the maker images captured by the camera, extract a digital watermark embedded from the marker image, the digital watermark being positioned on a part of a curved surface of the plurality of panels formed by sewing, access the server to search the video signals corresponding to information in the digital watermark, receive the video signals from the server; and display the received video signals on the display in the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Mitsuru Okura
  • Patent number: 11295162
    Abstract: An approach to place recognition from an image makes use of the detection of objects at a set of known places as well as at an unknown place. Images of the detected objects in an image of the unknown place are processed to yield respective numerical descriptors, and these descriptors are used to compare the unknown place to the known places to recognize the unknown place. At least some embodiments make use of a trained parameterized image processor to transform an image of an object to an object descriptor, and the training of the processor is meant to preserve distinctions between different instances of a type of object, as well as distinctions between entirely different types of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich
    Inventors: Daniela Rus, Sertac Karaman, Igor Gilitschenski, Andrei Cramariuc, Cesar Cadena, Roland Siegwart
  • Patent number: 11294952
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for analysis of images including wearable items. For example, a method may include obtaining a first set of images, each of the first set of images depicting a product; obtaining a first set of labels associated with the first set of images; training an image segmentation neural network based on the first set of images and the first set of labels; obtaining a second set of images, each of the second set of images depicting a known product; obtaining a second set of labels associated with the second set of images; training an image classification neural network based on the second set of images and the second set of labels; receiving a query image depicting a product that is not yet identified; and performing image segmentation of the query image and identifying the product in the image by performing image analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: CaaStle, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Cheng Tsai, Dongming Jiang, Georgiy Goldenberg
  • Patent number: 11297279
    Abstract: A transmission device includes an image processing unit that controls transmission of a first packet including region information regarding a region detected from an image and controls transmission of a second packet for each of lines in which at least the region has been detected in the image. The second packet comprises a header including information regarding the line, and a payload including region data concerning a partial region corresponding to the line, out of the region, in which the header includes: identification information of the data included in the payload; an error correction code of the information included in the header; and an extension region provided so as to be interposed between the identification information and the error correction code, and information indicating whether or not the region data is included in the payload corresponding to the header is set in at least a part of the extension region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Yoshimochi, Tomohiro Takahashi, Miho Ozawa
  • Patent number: 11295433
    Abstract: An IoT based apparatus to assess the quality of food or agricultural produce is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a frame having an enclosure, a movable tray disposed at a middle portion of the enclosure, one or more camera installed within the enclosure, one or more light source strategically mounted within the enclosure to avoid reflection and hot spots, at least one storage unit, a touch screen display and a single board computer coupled to the camera, light source, storage unit and touch screen display. The enclosure is illuminated by the light source and the camera is configured to capture the image of the produce from both the top and bottom side of the produce. A pre-trained deep learning model is used on both the top and bottom view images to identify defects in the agricultural produce. The identified defects are displayed to the user via the touch screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Miku Jha, Amitava Bhaduri
  • Patent number: 11281916
    Abstract: A method of detecting objects located in an environment around a vehicle, comprises the steps of obtaining a 2D image of a scene from an image capture device fitted to the vehicle, generating a set of particles that each comprise a set of parameters that define the state of at least one object that may be present in the scene, calculating an edge strength and edge direction for each pixel of the captured 2D image; and for each particle in the set: generating a 3D probabilistic model of the object that is associated with the particle, the model defining a set of edges of the object, each edge in the model defined by at least one likelihood function defining a probabilistic distribution of at least one characteristic of the edge, mapping the likelihood functions of the probabilistic model into the 2D plane of the captured image as a function of the parameters of the particle; and processing the edge strength and edge direction values with the probability values to determine the likelihood that the particle defi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: TRW LIMITED
    Inventors: Adam John Heenan, Martin John Thompson, Ignazio Indovina
  • Patent number: 11282164
    Abstract: Systems and methods of video inpainting for autonomous driving are disclosed. For example, the method stitches a multiplicity of depth frames into a 3D map, where one or more objects in the depth frames have previously been removed. The method further projects the 3D map onto a first image frame to generate a corresponding depth map, where the first image frame includes a target inpainting region. For each target pixel within the target inpainting region of the first image frame, based on the corresponding depth map, the method further maps the target pixel within the target inpainting region of the first image frame to a candidate pixel in a second image frame. The method further determines a candidate color to fill the target pixel. The method further performs Poisson image editing on the first image frame to achieve color consistency at a boundary and between inside and outside of the target inpainting region of the first image frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: BAIDU USA LLC, BAIDU.COM TIMES TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miao Liao, Feixiang Lu, Dingfu Zhou, Sibo Zhang, Ruigang Yang
  • Patent number: 11281710
    Abstract: An electronic device obtains a collection of images, where each image in the collection of images is associated with a first set of scores. The set of first scores includes text descriptors associated with each image. The electronic devices obtains a media item associated with a second score. The second score is associated with each respective text descriptor of the set of text descriptors. The electronic device then selects a subset of the collection of images based on the first set of scores and the second set of scores. The electronic device concurrently presents a respective image of the subset of the collection of images and the media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventor: Mikael Simon David Klamra
  • Patent number: 11275520
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods related to image based media type selection are described. Memory systems can include multiple types of memory media. Data can be written in a type of memory media based on one or more settings applied to the data. A setting can be determined based on input received by a logic within the memory system. In an example, a method can include receiving, at logic within a memory system that comprising a plurality of memory media types, data from an image sensor coupled to the logic of the memory system, receiving input from a host, identifying one or more attributes of the data, analyzing the received input to determine an setting, generating the setting based on the analyzed input, and writing the data to a first memory media type of the plurality of memory media types based on the generated setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Carla L. Christensen, Zahra Hosseinimakarem, Bhumika Chhabra
  • Patent number: 11263493
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for accessing content. The method comprises processing at least one image with a classifier, and, in response to the at least one image being processed by the classifier, outputting from the classifier a value indicative of the likelihood that the at least one image belongs to at least one classification. The method also comprises determining whether the at least one image belongs to the at least one classification, based on the value, and accessing predetermined content when it is determined that the at least one image belongs to the at least one classification. Images may be classified by, e.g., genre, musical album, concept, or the like, and, in cases where an image belongs to any such classes, predetermined content (e.g., metadata and/or an audio track) relating thereto is identified and presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventor: Vidhya Murali
  • Patent number: 11256949
    Abstract: An example method is described herein. The method includes executing dense feature matching on an image pair that is down sampled to obtain a first set of feature correspondences for each pixel of the down sampled image pair. The method also includes calculating a neighborhood correspondence based on the first set of feature correspondences for each pixel in a first image of the image pair. Further, the method includes executing sparse feature matching on stereoscopic patch pairs from the image pair based on the neighborhood correspondence for each pixel to obtain correspondence estimates for each stereoscopic patch pair. Finally, the method includes refining the correspondence estimates for each stereoscopic patch pair to obtain a semi-dense set of feature correspondences by applying a geometric constraint to the correspondence estimates and retaining correspondences that satisfy the geometric constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oscar Nestares, Niloufar Pourian
  • Patent number: 11256848
    Abstract: Provided is an example method for automated augmentation of text, web and physical environments using multimedia content. The method may comprise determining that a user device displays a portion of the text document in a predetermined format, analyzing the portion of the text document to generate one or more keywords, generating, based on the one or more keywords, at least one search query for a multimedia content search via a search engine, retrieving, from one or more data storages, one or more pieces of multimedia associated with the one or more keywords, and enabling the user device to display the one or more pieces of multimedia concurrently with the portion of the text document, wherein the one or more pieces of multimedia are displayed on the user device according to predetermined user settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Ahmed Salama
  • Patent number: 11258457
    Abstract: A method of data compression in which the total size of the compressed data is determined and based on that determination, the bit depth of the input data may be reduced before the data is compressed. The bit depth that is used may be determined by comparing the calculated total size to one or more pre-defined threshold values to generate a mapping parameter. The mapping parameter is then input to a remapping element that is arranged to perform the conversion of the input data and then output the converted data to a data compression element. The value of the mapping parameter may be encoded into the compressed data so that it can be extracted and used when subsequently decompressing the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Peter Malcolm Lacey, Simon Fenney
  • Patent number: 11244206
    Abstract: A method may include obtaining a base facial image, and obtaining a first set of base facial features within the base facial image, the first set of base facial features associated with a first facial AU to be detected in an analysis facial image. The method may also include obtaining a second set of base facial features within the base facial image, the second set of facial features associated with a second facial AU to be detected. The method may include obtaining the analysis facial image, and applying a first image normalization to the analysis facial image using the first set of base facial features to facilitate prediction of a probability of the first facial AU. The method may include applying a second image normalization to the analysis facial image using the second set of base facial features to facilitate prediction of a probability of the second facial AU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignees: FUJITSU LIMITED, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Koichiro Niinuma, Laszlo A. Jeni, Itir Onal Ertugrul, Jeffrey F. Cohn
  • Patent number: 11238070
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for determining clusters for large collections of content items. A fast cluster-identifying algorithm can be used to find high density areas where certain less interesting content items might be clustered in a feature space. An example algorithm is a mean shift algorithm. Once these high-density clusters are located, a system can remove them and proceed to analyze the remaining data. Removing these clusters of featureless content items can greatly reduce the collection size and also enhance the overall quality of the collection. Labels can then be applied to clusters and, when a content item is received, classification algorithms can be used to assign an appropriate label to the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: A9.COM, INC.
    Inventor: Shabnam Ghadar
  • Patent number: 11235874
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the automated aerial application of chemicals onto agricultural areas. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are configured to selectively attach to modular sprayer payloads, each payload having a payload reservoir, a spray nozzle, a pump, and a battery. A ground station having landing pads for the UAVs is configured to coordinate and automatically fill at least one payload reservoir from a material tank and provide the payload to a given UAV. A control subsystem can determine a mission plan and command the UAV to selectively deliver the contents of the payload reservoir to at least a portion of one or more agricultural areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Greensight Agronomics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Jones, James R. Peverill, Andrew D. Delollis
  • Patent number: 11207784
    Abstract: A hand-held robot operating device combination has: an autonomous safety-related basic control device that includes a housing, a safety-relevant switching means on the housing, and a communication device for connecting the autonomous safety-related basic control device for control purposes to a controller of a robot; an autonomous mobile terminal that includes a terminal controller and at least one terminal position sensor designed to sense positional data in respect of the autonomous mobile terminal in at least one of the degrees of freedom thereof; and a holder designed to mechanically connect the autonomous safety-related basic control device to the autonomous mobile terminal in a manually detachable combined arrangement so as to form the hand-held robot operating device combination; the autonomous safety-related basic control device includes at least one basic-control position sensor which is designed to sense positional data in respect of the autonomous safety-related basic control device in at least one
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: KUKA Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Yevgen Kogan
  • Patent number: 11205256
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a technical solution related to processing images in image transformation by fusion. More particularly, an image of an object of an original picture may be transferred onto an image of a corresponding object in a template picture by fusion. During the transformation by fusion, the processing of fusion may be done on each pixel by using a pixel weight graph, so that the image of the object in the original picture may be better integrated into the template picture with the features of the object in the original picture maintained well in the picture processed by fusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technologv Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chengcheng Liu, Peng Chen, Shuo Wang, Ting Sun, Yuwei Cao, Yueyang Chen
  • Patent number: 11191008
    Abstract: A network node (200), a wireless device (202) and methods therein, for communicating or obtaining system information. The network node (200) transmits (2:1) a System Information Block Type1, SIB1, message that includes at least one other SIB than SIB1 as an extension. The wireless device (202) reads (2:2) the at least one other SIB in the SIB1 if the wireless device (202) is capable of reading the extension in the SIB1 message. The network node (200) may further transmit (2:1) the at least one other SIB in a subsequent separate System Information message. The wireless device (202) is then able to read (2:4) the at least one other SIB in the subsequently received System Information message if the wireless device (202) is not capable of reading the extension in the SIB1 message. Thereby, if the wireless device is capable of reading the extension in the SIB1 message it will acquire the system information earlier than if the other SIBs are only transmitted in less frequent System Information messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jens Bergqvist, Johan Bergman, Helka-Liina Määttanen
  • Patent number: 11190617
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for transmitting data to networked resources based on extracted contextual information from said networked resources. The system gathers contextual data from devices on the network, extracts contextual information from the contextual data, and determines supplemental resources to provide to the networked devices based on the contextual information. The system may further provide an augmented reality environment to a networked device that integrates identifies objects in an image and integrates notifications of supplemental resources in the augmented reality environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tracy Beth Greene, Frederika Zipporah Morris Angus, Emily Paige Bosin, Kathleen Miranda Brand, William Bradley Burks, Deepak Joseph, Karla Ramirez, Laura Elizabeth Randall
  • Patent number: 11182943
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method receives a plurality of swatch configurations that each define combinations for lightness values, saturation values, and hue values and receives information associated with a characteristic of an image. A swatch configuration is selected based on the information where the swatch configuration defines a plurality of combinations for lightness values, saturation values, and hue values. The method generates a plurality of colors using the plurality of combinations for lightness values, saturation values, and hue values by varying at least one of the saturation value, the lightness value, and the hue value for the plurality of colors. The plurality of colors are applied to an interface that is displaying the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: HULU, LLC
    Inventors: Zachary Cava, Hansen Smith
  • Patent number: 11176634
    Abstract: Provided are methods and devices of picture processing and user interface display. The method includes: determining at least one picture in user interface data corresponding to a user interface; storing the at least one picture to an external storage device in an electronic device; and generating an index identifier based on a storage location of the at least one image picture in the external storage device, where the index identifier is used by the electronic device to read the at least one picture in the external storage device indexed by the index identifier for displaying the user interface. The present disclosure provides a guarantee for further improving the display effect of a user interface, saves the memory space of an MCU to a large extent, and improves the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: GOERTEK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanhong Yao
  • Patent number: 11165916
    Abstract: An information processing method, apparatus, and non-transitory recording medium storing instructions for executing an information processing method. The information processing method, performed by a computer connectable to a terminal via a network, includes determining a status of a device based on a first image of the device transmitted from the terminal, specifying a solution for a problem occurring in the device based on the status of the device, displaying a first message on the terminal to indicate the specified solution, displaying a second message on the terminal to request a second image obtained by photographing a specified part of the device or the device in a specified state, updating the status of the device based on the second image, specifying the solution for the problem in accordance with the updated status of the device, and displaying a third message on the terminal to indicate the specified solution for the problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Fei Yang
  • Patent number: 11154387
    Abstract: An assistance system for dental treatment, particularly for changing tooth color, is provided herein, including a measuring device for determining tooth data. The data captured is transmitted from the measuring device to a data processing means. The data processing means includes a camera for capturing a tooth mage. Using a selection means, a color change level for the tooth image or the teeth is specified and, thereafter, the tooth image is adapted based on the selected color change level using an adaptation means. Thus, it is possible to show the patient an image of a color change of his teeth caused by the dental treatment in relation to the appearance of his face, so the patient can judge a color change in relation to his or her face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Vita Zahnfabrik H. Rauter GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Rauh
  • Patent number: 11151370
    Abstract: In implementations of text wrap detection, one or more computing devices of a system implement a text wrap module for detecting text wrap around a component of digital content of a document. The document is preprocessed to segregate the digital content into a text group and a non-text group. Members of the text group are overlaid with a graphical element colored to provide a contrast between the graphical element and the component of the digital content. The document is converted to a digital image and a feature map of the digital image is generated. The feature map is further processed using machine learning and a detection indication is output. The detection indication may indicate that text wrap is detected around a member of the text group, a member of the non-text group, or that no text wrap is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Gaurav Tarlok Kakkar, Monica Singh
  • Patent number: 11132845
    Abstract: A method for object recognition includes, at a computing device, receiving an image of a real-world object. An identity of the real-world object is recognized using an object recognition model trained on a plurality of computer-generated training images. A digital augmentation model corresponding to the real-world object is retrieved, the digital augmentation model including a set of augmentation-specific instructions. A pose of the digital augmentation model is aligned with a pose of the real-world object. An augmentation is provided, the augmentation associated with the real-world object and specified by the augmentation-specific instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Harpreet Singh Sawhney, Andrey Konin, Bilha-Catherine W. Githinji, Amol Ashok Ambardekar, William Douglas Guyman, Muhammad Zeeshan Zia, Ning Xu, Sheng Kai Tang, Pedro Urbina Escos
  • Patent number: 11132762
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for dynamically fitting a digital image based on the saliency of the image and the aspect ratio of a frame are described. The systems and methods may provide for identifying an aspect ratio of the frame, selecting a salient region of the digital image based on the aspect ratio using a saliency prediction model, and fitting the digital image into the frame so that a boundary of the frame is aligned with a boundary of the salient region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Amish Kumar Bedi, Sanyam Jain, Jianming Zhang