Histogram Processing Patents (Class 382/168)
  • Patent number: 11983888
    Abstract: This image change detection device includes a subspace updating unit that, when a determination unit determines that there has been no change, updates a first subspace by rotating the first subspace so that the first subspace approaches a second subspace. When the determination unit determines that there has been no change, a degree-of-change calculating unit calculates the degree of change between the first subspace updated by the subspace updating unit and a second subspace whose bases are left singular vectors of an image in a change detection period next to a change detection period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoma Yataka, Masashi Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 11985153
    Abstract: A system, non-transitory computer readable medium and method for detecting anomalous activity based on a data distribution is disclosed. The system includes a processor, and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory stores computer executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to obtain a plurality of datapoints defining a data distribution. The processor classifies the plurality of datapoints as isolated or non-isolated datapoints, and clusters at least some of the non-isolated datapoints into at least one mode segment. A reference mode from the at least one mode segment is identified, and at least one outlier being either an isolated or non-isolated datapoint separated from the reference mode by a predetermined number of isolated datapoints representing a flat portion is identified. An action is initiated based on the identified at least one outlier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventor: Moshe Karl
  • Patent number: 11956402
    Abstract: In an example, a method includes, by one or more processors, receiving a greyscale image having a plurality of pixels, each pixel being associated with a grey level, and the greyscale image having a first number of grey levels. An order of the pixels may be determined based on the grey level. A second number of grey levels may be determined, wherein the second number of grey levels is greater than the first number, and an indication of a target number of pixels per grey level of the second number of grey levels may be further be determined. Taking the pixels in order, and based on the target number of pixels per grey level, a new grey level may be allocated to each pixel to provide the second number of grey levels. The new grey levels may be converted to a threshold of a threshold halftone screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Gideon Amir
  • Patent number: 11927485
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for thermal contrast determinations are provided. An example imaging system includes a first infrared (IR) imaging device that generates first IR image data of a field of view of the first IR imaging device and a computing device connected with the first IR imaging device. The computing device receives probe temperature data from a temperature probe indicative of an external environment of the imaging system and receives the first IR image data from the first IR imaging device. The computing device determines background temperature data based upon the first IR image data, determines gas temperature data based upon the probe temperature data, and determines a thermal contrast for each pixel based upon a comparison between the background temperature data and the gas temperature data. The computing device further determines a detection limit for each pixel as a function of thermal contrast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Rebellion Photonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chuan Zhao, Patrick Charles O'Driscoll, Reza Katebi, Amirhossein Rafati
  • Patent number: 11917291
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide an electronic device including: a camera comprising an image signal processor configured to process a video output from an image sensor; a memory; and a processor, wherein the processor is configured to: obtain the processed video from the image signal processor; extract a portion of the obtained video to detect motion; synchronize the obtained video with the extracted video, based on the motion detection; produce a slow motion video by converting a frame rate of the synchronized video; and encode the produced slow motion video and store the same in the memory, and a method thereof. Various embodiments may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Woohyun Baek
  • Patent number: 11907826
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus for performing machine learning a method of machine learning, and a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium are provided. The electronic apparatus includes an operation module configured to include a plurality of processing elements arranged in a predetermined pattern and share data between the plurality of processing elements which are adjacent to each other to perform an operation; and a processor configured to control the operation module to perform a convolution operation by applying a filter to input data, wherein the processor controls the operation module to perform the convolution operation by inputting each of a plurality of elements configuring a two-dimensional filter to the plurality of processing elements in a predetermined order and sequentially applying the plurality of elements to the input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Kyoung-Hoon Kim, Young-hwan Park, Ki-seok Kwon, Suk-jin Kim, Chae-seok Im, Han-su Cho, Sang-bok Han, Seung-won Lee, Kang-jin Yoon
  • Patent number: 11902669
    Abstract: Adaptive acquisition control includes obtaining a processed image by an image capture apparatus, which includes, a target exposure component that obtains a target exposure value in accordance with target exposure input data, an aggregate gain component that obtains a target aggregate gain value and a remaining gain value in accordance with aggregate gain input data, an auto-exposure compensation component that obtains an auto-exposure compensation tone curve in accordance with auto-exposure compensation input data, a contrast control component that obtains a contrast control tone curve and a contrast control black point value, and a tone control driver that obtains a tone control tone curve and a tone control black point value, and an image signal processor that processes the current input image in accordance with the tone control tone curve and the tone control black point value to produce the processed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Violaine Marie Mong-Ian Sudret, Marc Lebrun, Sandra Fadel, Sandra Vitorino, Téo Eddie Marcin
  • Patent number: 11887328
    Abstract: One variation of a method includes, at a sensor block: detecting a set of objects within a region-of-interest in a frame; detecting an object type of each object; detecting a location of each object within the region-of-interest; and storing object types and object locations of the set of objects in a set of containers. The method further includes, at the computer system: accessing a database of commissioning images; extracting a commissioning image annotated with boundaries from the database; initializing a visualization layer of a set of pixels representing the region-of-interest; and calculating a frequency of presence of the object type intersecting each pixel based on the set of containers; calculating a color value for each pixel based on the frequency of presence; and assigning the color value to each pixel in the visualization layer; and generating a heatmap of the region-of-interest based on the visualization layer and the commissioning image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: VergeSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelby Green, Habib Bukhari
  • Patent number: 11854265
    Abstract: A system for detecting a scan irregularity in scanning process during check-out at a retail store, includes an image receiving module for receiving a video stream of a scanning zone, an image processing module for detecting visual scan intervals in image frames of the video stream, and a decision module. The decision module is configured to process each detected visual scan interval, wherein a processed visual scan interval includes a valid scan action, wherein the valid scan action is a user action performed for scanning an item. The decision module is further configured to detect a scan irregularity in the check-out process, wherein the scan irregularity occurs when an item identified for scanning in a processed visual scan interval is absent in a list of scanned items generated by the scanner during corresponding interval, and provide an alert regarding the scan irregularity at a user computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Everseen Limited
    Inventors: Andrei Pricochi, Ciprian David, Cosmin Cernazanu-Glavan, Dan Alexandru Pescaru
  • Patent number: 11842447
    Abstract: Disclosed is a localization method and apparatus that may acquire localization information of a device, generate a first image that includes a directional characteristic corresponding to an object included in an input image, generate a second image in which the object is projected based on the localization information, to map data corresponding to a location of the object, and adjust the localization information based on visual alignment between the first image and the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: MinJung Son, Hyun Sung Chang
  • Patent number: 11836873
    Abstract: There is provided a computer implemented method comprising: displaying, via a display of an augmented reality, AR, device, a view of image data obtained by a camera of the AR device; tracking a position of a target object within the displayed view; determining a visibility of the tracked target object and/or a virtual object to be superimposed on the tracked target object on the display, wherein the position of the virtual object is dependent on the position of the target object; and generating a trigger signal depending on the visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: RE'FLEKT GmbH
    Inventor: Jan Heitger
  • Patent number: 11830130
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and associated methods that account for the change in coloring or tint that some wavelengths of light have on materials of an object, and that generate an object model with the accounted for change in coloring or tint removed from the pixels or constructs of that model. The system receives spectral data in different electromagnetic spectrum bands for a particular surface of the object. The system measures a first quality of the light that illuminates the object, and determines a reactivity of the particular surface to the first quality of the light based on the spectral data matching a spectral signature of a material having that reactivity. The system removes the light effects on the particular surface by adjusting the spectral data according to the reactivity to the first quality of the light and measuring the first quality in the light illuminating the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Illuscio, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Slomka
  • Patent number: 11804077
    Abstract: A generic gesture detecting method executed by a generic gesture detecting device includes steps of: receiving a current sensing signal from a sensing unit; generating a current image according to the current sensing signal; determining whether the current image is similar with a stored image stored in a memory unit; when the current image is similar with the stored image, detecting the current image and the stored image to be a gesture signal; when the current image is different from the stored image, storing the current image into the memory unit, and returning to the step of receiving a current sensing signal. Since the generic gesture detecting device can automatically detect the gesture signal, the user may not need to enable a detecting time period before implementing a command motion. Therefore, the user can make the command motion without enabling the detecting time period, and the convenience can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: KaiKuTek Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Feng Wu, Chieh Wu, Ling Ya Huang, Fang Li, Guan-Sian Wu, Wen-Yen Chou, Wen-Jyi Hwang, Chun-Hsuan Kuo, Mike Chun-Hung Wang
  • Patent number: 11776290
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for document classification through signal processing. Embodiments include receiving a document for classification. Embodiments include generating an image of the document. Embodiments include producing a signal representation of the document based on numbers of non-white pixels in each horizontal scan line or vertical scan line of the image of the document. Embodiments include comparing the signal representation of the document to signal representations of previously-classified documents. Embodiments include determining, based on the comparing, a classification for the document. Embodiments include performing additional processing with respect to the document based on the classification for the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: INTUIT, INC.
    Inventors: Deepankar Mohapatra, Ronnie Douglas Douthit
  • Patent number: 11763591
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed. An example apparatus includes an audio detector to determine a first audience count based on signatures of audio data captured in the media environment, a thermal image detector to determine a heat blob count based on a frame of thermal image data captured in the media environment, and an audience image detector to identify at least one audience member based on a comparison of a frame of audience image data with a library of reference audience images, the audience image detector to perform the comparison in response to the first audience count not matching the heat blob count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: John T. LiVoti, Stanley Wellington Woodruff
  • Patent number: 11758223
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and method for user presence detection for audience monitoring are disclosed. Example apparatus disclosed herein are to detect movement of a user relative to an area based on one or more signals output by one or more motion detection sensors, the area associated with a media presentation device. Disclosed example apparatus are also to generate a request for verification of user presence in the viewing area in response to detection of the user movement. Disclosed example apparatus are further to correlate a user input responsive to the request with media presented via the media presentation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Stanley Wellington Woodruff, John T. Livoti
  • Patent number: 11741709
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and methods for operating an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle. One method comprises travelling in an outdoor setting, capturing data related to the outdoor setting, processing captured data and identifying occlusion present in the preprocessed data. The system comprises an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle configured to travel in outdoor settings and comprising at least one first sensor and at least one processing component. The processing component is configured to process data captured by the first sensor and identify occlusion present in the preprocessed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Starship Technologies OÜ
    Inventors: Kristjan Korjus, Sergii Kharagorgiiev, Ahti Heinla, Tanel Pärnamaa
  • Patent number: 11686840
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying damage to an embankment includes acquiring satellite imagery of an area of the embankment, generating a set of input data from the satellite imagery, removing at least one anomaly in the set of input data to obtain a cleaned set of input data, and identifying the damage by determining a dam motion area indicative of ground motion in the embankment from the cleaned set of input data and determining an anomalous vegetation area and an anomalous wetness area indicative of seepage in the embankment from the cleaned set of input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Rezatec Limited
    Inventors: Todd Sajwaj, Henry Brown
  • Patent number: 11651490
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting anatomical structures include, for each training subject of a plurality of training subjects, a corresponding MR image, and generating an initial anatomical template based on a first training subject of the plurality of training subjects. A computing device can map MR images of the other training subjects onto a template space by applying a global transformation followed by a local transformation. The computing device can average the mapped MR images with the initial anatomical template to generate a final anatomical template and boundaries of an anatomical structure of interest can be drawn in the final anatomical template. The computing device can fine tune the boundaries using an edge detection algorithm. The final anatomical template can be used to identify boundaries of the anatomical structure(s) of interest automatically (e g., without human intervention) in non-training subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: SPINTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Ewart Mark Haacke, Ying Wang
  • Patent number: 11653105
    Abstract: A method for local automatic white balance (AWB) of wide dynamic range (WDR) images is provided that includes collecting statistics for local AWB by an image signal processor (ISP) from a first WDR image generated by the ISP, receiving, by the ISP, a plurality of local gain lookup tables (LUTs), one for each color channel, wherein the plurality of local gain LUTs is generated using the statistics, and applying, by the ISP, a gain value to each pixel in a second WDR image generated by the ISP, wherein the gain value for the pixel is determined by the ISP using the local gain LUT for the color channel of the pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Texas Instmments Incorporated
    Inventors: Gang Hua, Shashank Dabral, Mihir Narendra Mody, Rajasekhar Reddy Allu, Niraj Nandan
  • Patent number: 11620754
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for optimizing histogram cumulative distribution function curves. In use, a first cumulative distribution function for a first histogram of a first pixel region of a first image is computed, and a first set of parameters for the first cumulative distribution function is extracted. A second cumulative distribution function for a second histogram of a second pixel region of the first image is computed, and a second set of parameters for the second cumulative distribution function is extracted. An interpolated cumulative distribution function comprising interpolated parameters calculated by interpolating between the first set of parameters and the second set of parameters is created. Additionally, a first equalized pixel in a second image based on a first input pixel in the first image and the interpolated cumulative distribution function is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: DUELIGHT LLC
    Inventors: William Guie Rivard, Brian J. Kindle, Adam Barry Feder
  • Patent number: 11587201
    Abstract: An image processing device and an image processing method are provided. The image processing device comprises a receiving module, a interface conversion module, a selecting module, and a controller. The receiving module is configured to receive image signals. The interface conversion module is configured to convert the image signals into converted image signals with a target image interface. The selecting module is configured to generate at least two selected image signals from the converted image signals according to the first selecting signal. The controller is configured to provide the first selecting signal to selecting module. The image processing device generates the composite image by overlaying the at least two selected image signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventor: Jian-Jiun Wu
  • Patent number: 11580676
    Abstract: In a method for embedding user information in webpages, user information of a user who logs into a target website is obtained. The user information is converted into color values. The color values are embedded in a target webpage of the target website. If a webpage is leaked, a user who leaks the webpage can be traced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xin Lu, Hui-Feng Liu, Yu-Yong Zhang, Shou-Feng Fan, Fu-Fa Cai
  • Patent number: 11568586
    Abstract: A system and method for tracing polygons in a drawing source file. The method includes extracting vector imagery from the source file, creating a planar representation of the vector imagery as a plurality of lines, filtering the plurality of lines to create simplified line art, morphologically dilating the simplified line art to generate a polygonal approximation, calculating geometric difference between the source file canvas bounds and the polygonal approximation to identify contracted polygons, morphologically dilating the contracted polygons to create visual polygons, and filtering the visual polygons according to one or more geometric parameters to identify salient polygons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: MappedIn Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Hartfiel, Erkang Wei
  • Patent number: 11550934
    Abstract: A method is provided for identifying improperly redacted information in documents. The documents are analyzed to detect redacted areas and text elements and to identify an intersection between a redacted area and a text element. When an area of the intersection is greater than an intersection threshold, the document is identified as containing improperly redacted information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: CHECK POINT SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Tamir Zegman
  • Patent number: 11551384
    Abstract: Certain embodiments involve flow-based color transfers from a source graphic to target graphic. For instance, a palette flow is computed that maps colors of a target color palette to colors of the source color palette (e.g., by minimizing an earth-mover distance with respect to the source and target color palettes). In some embodiments, such color palettes are extracted from vector graphics using path and shape data. To modify the target graphic, the target color from the target graphic is mapped, via the palette flow, to a modified target color using color information of the source color palette. A modification to the target graphic is performed (e.g., responsive to a preview function or recoloring command) by recoloring an object in the target color with the modified target color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Ankit Phogat, Vineet Batra, Sayan Ghosh, Stephen DiVerdi, Scott Cohen
  • Patent number: 11532156
    Abstract: In accordance with various aspects of the present disclosure, methods and systems for fire detection are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method for fire detection includes: acquiring data related to a monitored area, wherein the data comprises image data related to the monitored area; determining, based on the acquired data, whether a first mode or a second mode is to be executed for fire detection, wherein the first mode comprises a first smoke detection, and the second mode comprises a first flame detection; and executing, by a hardware processor, at least one of the first mode or the second mode based on a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG DAHUA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jia Zheng, Jianguo Tian, Huadong Pan
  • Patent number: 11521392
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including a determination unit configured to determine, for each of a plurality of partial areas set in an input image, a priority for executing a first image analysis process, based on an image of the partial area and a corresponding image corresponding to the partial area, the corresponding image being in a past image analyzed before the input image, a selection unit configured to select at least one of partial areas from the plurality of partial areas, based on the determined priority, and a first analysis unit configured to execute the first image analysis process on each of the at least one of partial areas selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuo Bamba, Kotaro Yano
  • Patent number: 11514701
    Abstract: Techniques for machine-based identification of objects extracted from text documents in natural language are disclosed. An example method may comprise: identifying matching pairs of one or more information objects corresponding to a real world object, one information object from the document and at least one information object from the document storage for a combination of global identification patterns that exist in the document and in the document storage; ascertaining consistency of the matching pairs and determining which of the one or more information objects in the document are suitable for merging into the document storage; and adding the one or more information objects from the document to the document storage to associate information objects corresponding to the real world object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: ABBYY Development Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitry Sukhodolov, Stepan Matskevich, Anatoly Starostin
  • Patent number: 11494589
    Abstract: Techniques for performing a prediction task using a multi-modal statistical model configured to receive input data from multiple modalities including input data from a first modality and input data from a second modality different from the first modality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Quantum-Si Incorporated
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Rothberg, Umut Eser, Michael Meyer
  • Patent number: 11489911
    Abstract: A server system includes a database for storing data, a memory device for storing data selected from the data in the database, and a processing device that selects data from the database, stores the selected data in the memory device, and transmits over a communication network an availability signal to a client, the availability signal including an identifier of the selected data and indicating that the selected data is stored in the memory device and is available to be accessed by the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Clerc, Jacques Fontignie, Luis Garcés-Erice, John G. Rooney, Paolo Scotton
  • Patent number: 11348213
    Abstract: Techniques for multistage process model training are described herein. Another aspect includes determining a first gray level histogram corresponding to a first input image. Another aspect includes determining a second gray level histogram corresponding to a second input image. Another aspect includes determining a set of change values, each change value corresponding to a change in a respective gray level from the first gray level histogram to the second gray level histogram. Another aspect includes comparing each change value of the set of change values to a threshold. Another aspect includes, based on determining that a first change value of the set of change values is higher than the threshold, adding a first gray level corresponding to the first change value to a hot zone of the second input image. Another aspect includes training a model using the hot zone of the second input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Li Cao, Ze Ming Zhao, Wu Song Fang, Cheng Fang Wang
  • Patent number: 11343487
    Abstract: Embodiments allow a viewer of a display to see images. The images viewed by the glasses may be based on the orientation of the glasses, so that the images correspond to the user's viewpoint. Different images may be presented to left and right eyes for 3D stereoscopic viewing. The position and orientation of the glasses may be tracked by analyzing images from one or more cameras observing the glasses. Glasses may have distinct geometric shapes or features, such as circular lenses, rims, regions around the lenses, to facilitate tracking. One or more regions of the glasses may be illuminated by self-contained or reflected light, to facilitate tracking under various ambient lighting conditions. The lenses of the glasses may have selective barriers such as anaglyph filters, polarizing filters, and shutters, to select images from the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: David Woods
  • Patent number: 11334084
    Abstract: Provided are an artificial intelligence (AI) system using a machine learning algorithm like deep learning, or the like, and an application thereof. A robotic cleaning apparatus that generates map data includes a communication interface comprising communication circuitry, a memory configured to store one or more instructions, and a processor configured to control the robotic cleaning apparatus by executing the one or more instructions. The processor is configured, by executing the one or more instructions, to control the robotic cleaning apparatus to: generate basic map data related to a cleaning space, and generate object information regarding at least one object in the cleaning space, the object information being generated based on information obtained by the robotic cleaning apparatus regarding the object in a plurality of different positions of the cleaning space, and including information about a type and a position of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junghwan Lee, Daehun Kim, Hyunseok Hong, Junggap Kuk
  • Patent number: 11328406
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for assessing material microstructure of a machine component involves obtaining a raw image of a section of the component captured via a microscope. The method further includes pre-processing the raw image to generate a ternary image defined by pixel data including three levels of intensities. The method further includes identifying, from the ternary image, phase boundaries delineating at a phase in a primary constituent material of the component. The method further includes determining a volume associated with the phase based on the identified phase boundaries. The proposed method may be utilized, for example, as an automated tool for assessing material degradation and for quality control of gas turbine engine components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Arindam Dasgupta, Biswadip Dey, Anand A. Kulkarni, Amit Chakraborty
  • Patent number: 11295421
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an image processing method, an image processing device and an electronic device. The image processing method is configured to process scene data acquired by an imaging device. The scene data includes a first scene image. The method includes: processing the scene data to obtain a scheme of the first scene image; and processing the first scene image corresponding to the scheme, to enhance contrast between the scheme of the first scene image and a remaining part of the first scene image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianbo Sun
  • Patent number: 11281926
    Abstract: In a feature extraction apparatus, a small region setter divides an object region set in a captured image into small regions smaller in size than the object region. A small region extractor extracts, from each small region, a small-region feature that has two or more feature parameters associated with the corresponding small region. A feature calculator calculates a product of a first feature representing the small-region feature of a first small region selected as a target region from the small regions, and a second feature representing the small-region feature of a second small region in the small regions, the second small region having a predetermined positional relationship with the first small region. The feature calculator obtains, based on the product of the first feature and the second feature, an image feature for the first small region as the target region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinya Kojima
  • Patent number: 11256739
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to using image data and contextual data to determine information about a scene, based on one or more previously obtained images. Contextual data, such location of image capture, can be used to determine previously obtained images related to the contextual data and other location-related information, such as billboard locations. With even low resolution devices, such as cell phone, image attributes, such as a histogram or optically recognized characters, can be compared between the previously obtained images and the newly captured image. Attributes matching within a predefined threshold indicated matching images. Information on the content of matching previously obtained images can be provided back to a user who captured the new image. User profile data can refine the content information. The content information can also be used as search terms for additional searching or other processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Arun Ramanujapuram, Malcolm Slaney
  • Patent number: 11252325
    Abstract: A computerized method for computing the photo quality of a captured image in a device image acquisition system, comprising on-board combining of a plurality of quality indicators computed from said captured image and its previous image frames quality indicators and a confidence level for at least one of said quality indicators, and using a processor to determine, based on said combining, whether photo quality is acceptable and taking differential action depending on whether quality is or is not acceptable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SNAPAID LTD.
    Inventor: Ishay Sivan
  • Patent number: 11238574
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to imaging processing devices, aerial refueling aircraft, and methods relating to the processing of images. An example imaging processing device includes a programmable circuit, such as a field-programmable gate array (FPGA), that is reprogrammed based on selected circuit data so as to construct a circuit configured to provide image processing on at least one image. The image processing includes receiving the at least one image. The image processing also includes adjusting the at least one image, to provide at least one adjusted image. Adjusting the at least one image includes applying: a local adaptive histogram equalization filter, a global gamma correction filter, and a local contrast filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Dennis Yelton
  • Patent number: 11176350
    Abstract: A method of processing a fingerprint image in an electronic apparatus includes: obtaining an original fingerprint image by sensing a fingerprint of a user; estimating a spatial change trend of original contrast values in the original fingerprint image; generating a reference contrast map based on the estimated spatial change trend; normalizing a contrast distribution of the original fingerprint image based on the reference contrast map, and generating a normalization fingerprint image having a normalized contrast distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Huijin Lee
  • Patent number: 11172272
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for identifying highlights of a content item, and identifying times, within the content item, to indicate as a beginning of a chapter within the content item. A second content item that corresponds to a portion of the first content item may be identified. The portion of the first content item may be determined to be a highlight of the first content item. Shot boundaries of the content item may be determined, and chapter information corresponding to a different version of the content item may be mapped to the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Hongcheng Wang, Jan Neumann, Jonghyun Choi
  • Patent number: 11151700
    Abstract: An image processing method, a terminal, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium are disclosed. The method includes: obtaining a first exposure compensation value from a global portion of an image; obtaining a second exposure compensation value from a portrait portion of the image; obtaining a final exposure compensation value according to the first exposure compensation value and the second exposure compensation value; and processing, according to the final exposure compensation value, exposure compensation to the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuanqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 11128781
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a filtering processing unit that executes a filtering process to suppress background noise of input image data; a threshold setting unit that sets a binarization threshold for the input image data; a background noise determination threshold setting unit that determines that a tone value at which the number of pixels of background noise of the input image data reaches a peak is a background peak tone value and that sets, as a background noise determination threshold, a tone value having a density higher than a density of the background peak tone value and having a number of pixels within a specific range of percentages, of the number of pixels at the peak; a background noise reduction processing unit that executes a background noise reduction process on the input image data and a binarization processing unit that executes a binarization process on the input image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Kato, Toshiaki Mutsuo
  • Patent number: 11126922
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for extracting colors from a live camera feed and applying the extracted colors to a user's input digital design. For example, in response to the user targeting the camera of a client-computing device at a fixed position for a threshold amount of time, one or more embodiments described herein extracts a palette of dominant colors from the live camera feed and maps the palette of dominant colors onto one or more colors of the user's input digital design in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Satish Shankar, Shawn Sheridan
  • Patent number: 11115190
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of hashing a perceptual vector model based on a multi-scale curvature. According to a first aspect, there is provided a method of hashing a perceptual vector model based on a multi-scale curvature including: generating a multi-dimensional feature coefficient matrix, and obtaining a multi-dimensional intermediate hash coefficient matrix; and obtaining a final binary hash matrix, and enabling the multi-dimensional binary hash matrix to be hierarchically authenticated. In addition, according to a second aspect, there is provided a method of hashing a perceptual vector model based on a multi-scale curvature including: generating a hash by using a hash function; and authenticating a vector model. In addition, an error detection probability for an object attack can be lower by about 2×10?5˜2.8×10?2, and a uniqueness probability is raised by about 0.014. In addition, an entropy can be raised by about 0.875˜2.149.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Tongmyong University Industry-Academy Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Sukhwan Lee, Eung Joo Lee
  • Patent number: 11102418
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sensor for capturing an image and a method for controlling the same. An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention comprises an image sensor and one or more processors. The one or more processors may be configured to receive a signal for capturing a moving image and to acquire a first plurality of image frames according to a first frame rate through the image sensor in response to the signal, the first image frames comprising a first image frame and a second image frame corresponding to an external object. The acquiring operation comprises an operation of generating a first part of a moving image according to a second frame rate, which is lower than the first frame rate, using some image frames among the first plurality of image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuichi Shimokawa, Dong-Soo Kim, Hwa-Young Kang, Yeo-Tak Youn, Young-Kwon Yoon, Jong-Hun Won
  • Patent number: 11100888
    Abstract: A method of producing at least one output image signal representing, at least, a plurality of output luminance values in an output range of luminance values is disclosed. The method involves: identifying a mapping function based at least in part on a perceptually scaled distribution of a plurality of input luminance values in an input range of luminance values different from the output range of luminance values; transforming the plurality of input luminance values into respective perceptually scaled output luminance values according to the mapping function; transforming the perceptually scaled output luminance values into respective ones of the plurality of output luminance values; and producing the at least one output signal representing, at least, the plurality of output luminance values. Computer-readable media and apparatuses are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
    Inventors: Panos Nasiopoulos, Stylianos Ploumis, Mahsa Talebpourazad, Ronan Boitard, Pedram Mohammadi
  • Patent number: 11094071
    Abstract: An efficient parallel computing method for a box filter, includes: step 1, with respect to a given degree of parallelism N and a radius r of the filter kernel, establishing a first architecture provided without an extra register and a second architecture provided with the extra register; step 2, building a first adder tree for the first architecture and a second adder tree for the second architecture, respectively; step 3, searching the first adder tree and the second adder tree from top to bottom, calculating the pixel average corresponding to each filter kernel by using the first adder tree and the second adder tree, respectively, and counting resources required to be consumed by the first architecture and the second architecture, respectively; and, step 4, selecting one architecture consuming a relatively small resources from the first architecture and the second architecture for computing the box filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAITECH UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xinzhe Liu, Fupeng Chen, Yajun Ha
  • Patent number: 11048963
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating new product images are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes identifying, via hardware processing circuitry, a template for a category of products, the template defining locations of attributes of products belonging to the category, identifying, via the hardware processing circuitry, common attributes of products of the category based on the template, averaging, via the hardware processing circuitry, corresponding pixel values across images representing the products having the common attributes, generating, via the hardware processing circuitry, a new product image representing a new product based on the averaged pixel values; and generating, via the hardware processing circuitry, a modified new product image by varying attributes of the new product based on the locations of the attributes defined by the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.