Image Segmentation Patents (Class 382/173)
  • Patent number: 11069036
    Abstract: Systems and techniques that facilitate real-time and/or offline de-identification of facial regions from regular and/or occluded color video streams obtained during diagnostic medical procedures are provided. A detection component can generate a bounding box substantially around a person in a frame of a video stream, can generate a heatmap showing key points or anatomical masks of the person based on the bounding box, and can localize a face or facial region of the person based on the key points or anatomical masks. An anonymization component can anonymize pixels in the frame that correspond to the face or facial region. A tracking component can track the face or facial region in a subsequent frame based on a structural similarity index between the frame and the subsequent frame being above a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GE PRECISION HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Govindappa Simhadri, Raghu Prasad, Sandeep Lakshmipathy, Jayanth Ganapathiraju
  • Patent number: 11070725
    Abstract: Image processing method, drone, and drone-camera system are provided. The method includes acquiring, according to a current environmental parameter of the drone, a target sky image that matches the current environmental parameter; and determining a direction parameter of the camera device when capturing a to-be-stitched image. The to-be-stitched image is an image captured under the current environmental parameter. The method further includes stitching the target sky image with the to-be-stitched image according to the direction parameter to obtain a panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongyong Zheng, Zhenbo Lu, Pan Hu, Zisheng Cao
  • Patent number: 11055758
    Abstract: Techniques for mapping size information associated with a client to target brands, garments, sizes, shapes, and styles for which there is no standardized correlation. The size information associated with a client may be generated by modeling client garments, accessing computer aided drawing (CAD) files associated with client garments, or by analyzing a history of garment purchases associated with the client. Information for target garments may be generated in a similar fashion. A system may then create a standardized scale with a set of sizes for a target, and map a client base size to that standardized size scale. Similar matching and mapping may also be done with shape and style considerations. A recommendation based on the mapping may then be communicated to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Su, Mihir Naware, Jatin Chhugani, Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 11057581
    Abstract: Examples of an apparatus are disclosed. In some example, an apparatus may include an array of digital pixel cells, each digital pixel cell including a photodiode and a memory device to store a digital output generated based on charge generated by the photodiode in an exposure period. The apparatus may also include an image processor configured to: receive first digital outputs from the memory devices of a first set of digital pixel cells of the array of digital pixel cells; determine, from the first set of digital pixel cells, a second set of digital pixel cells of which the first digital outputs satisfy one or more pre-determined conditions; identify, based on the second set of digital pixel cells, a third set of digital pixel cells; receive the second digital outputs generated by the third set of digital pixel cells; and perform image processing operations based on the second digital outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Xinqiao Liu
  • Patent number: 11055571
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: accept specification of a feature region that includes a characteristic portion in a learning image; create first data that indicates a degree of overlap between the feature region and each of divided regions obtained by dividing the learning image; perform image conversion on the learning image by an image classification program in which element filters are combined; calculate an image feature value of each of the divided regions from an image obtained; create second data that indicates the image feature value corresponding to each of the divided regions; calculate a similarity between the first data and the second data; and use a result of evaluating the image classification program on the basis of the similarity, for execution of a genetic programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroaki Okamoto, Tsuyoshi Nagato, Tetsuo Koezuka
  • Patent number: 11057576
    Abstract: A method of identifying a background type in a photograph includes extracting a background image from a photograph, feeding the background image into a first convolution neural network to obtain a first decision, extracting color features in the background image, transforming the color features into a two-dimensional color feature matrix, feeding the two-dimensional color feature matrix into a second convolution neural network to obtain a second decision by the one or more computer processors, extracting texture features in the background image, transforming the texture features into a two-dimensional texture feature matrix image by the one or more computer processors, feeding the two-dimensional texture feature matrix into a third convolution neural network to obtain a third decision, computing a hybrid decision based on the first decision, the second decision, and the third decision, and identifying a background type in the background image based on the hybrid decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Shutterfly, LLC
    Inventor: Leo Cyrus
  • Patent number: 11055526
    Abstract: A method of processing a page of a document. A plurality of commands describing graphical objects of the page configured to be reproduced in a first presentation mode are received, the plurality of commands indicating a type of each of the graphical objects, an enclosing region and a drawing order associated with each of the graphical objects. An object significance score is determined for each of the graphical objects using the respective object type and object depth. A significance profile for the page is determined by combining the determined object significance scores according to a page layout, the page layout being determined using the enclosing regions associated with the graphical objects. Logical structure elements of the page are determined using the significance profile. The plurality of commands are processed according to the determined logical structure elements for generating the page of the document in a second presentation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Gregory John Marr
  • Patent number: 11050688
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes supplying to a user at a client device a prompt to contact a matched individual. A proposed communication from the user to the matched individual is monitored. The proposed communication is compared to a set of effective communication policies to selectively identify an effective communication policy violation. A warning is supplied to the user in response to the effective communication policy violation. A signal is received from the user to send a completed communication to the matched individual. Network routing of the completed communication from the client device to the matched individual is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: AMI Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Sergey Frolovichev
  • Patent number: 11048948
    Abstract: A system and a method for counting objects includes the steps of: obtaining a plurality of images representing the objects to be counted in a target area; generating a map for each of the plurality of images representing an identification of each of the corresponding objects; and fusing the plurality of maps being generated to obtain a scene-level density map representing a count of the objects in the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Antoni Bert Chan, Qi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11037310
    Abstract: An image processing device includes circuitry configured to: calculate a displacement of each of a plurality of corresponding feature regions between a reference image and a base image; calculate, as a evaluation score, difference value between displacements of two feature regions adjacent to each other in at least one of the up/down direction, the left/right direction, and the oblique 45° direction; determine an abnormal region on the basis of the score; classify other feature regions excluding the abnormal feature region; calculate a projection conversion matrix by using the displacement of the other feature regions and the result of the classification; calculate a degree of alignment of each pixel of the reference image with respect to each pixel of the base image by using the matrix; and generate a combined image by combining the reference image converted based on the degree of alignment with the base image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsuro Okazawa, Kosuke Kajimura
  • Patent number: 11033250
    Abstract: An ultrasound medical imaging method includes: displaying an ultrasound image on a screen; determining a view plane, on which the displayed ultrasound image is captured, among view planes; and setting a region of interest corresponding to the determined view plane on the ultrasound image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-su Cheon, Ho-kyung Kang, Yu-mi Sohn, Jong-geun Park, Young-yoon Lee, Jin-woo Yim, Ki-won Sohn, Hojjat Alireza, Jae-young Choi
  • Patent number: 11037019
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media for generating a modified digital image by identifying patch matches within a digital image utilizing a Gaussian mixture model. For example, the systems described herein can identify sample patches and corresponding matching portions within a digital image. The systems can also identify transformations between the sample patches and the corresponding matching portions. Based on the transformations, the systems can generate a Gaussian mixture model, and the systems can modify a digital image by replacing a target region with target matching portions identified in accordance with the Gaussian mixture model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Xin Sun, Sohrab Amirghodsi, Nathan Carr, Michal Lukac
  • Patent number: 11036043
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for determining the identity of a user. In one aspect, a method comprises: obtaining at least one image depicting a reflection of light from a lens that is included in a set of eyeglasses; determining, based on the reflection of light from the lens, a set of features characterizing the lens; and determining an identity of a corresponding user based at least in part on the set of features characterizing the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Reza R. Derakhshani
  • Patent number: 11030971
    Abstract: Provided herein are a display device and an image processing method thereof. The display device includes an image processor processing original image data including color coordinate values for R, G, and B components in an RGB color space, and output processed original image data as corrected image data, and a display unit outputting an image corresponding to the corrected image data, wherein the image processor sets a corrected color coordinate value for an arbitrary component of the R, G, and B components based on a type of the image, sets corrected color coordinate values for remaining components in accordance with the corrected color coordinate value for the arbitrary component, and generates the corrected image data based on the corrected color coordinate values for the arbitrary component and the remaining components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyung Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 11024032
    Abstract: Mechanisms and processes for enhancing limited datasets for use in training or deep learning models are discussed. Such creation generates synthetic overhead imagery based on cluster sampling and spatial aggregator factors (SAFs). The implementation accomplishes this by generating Synthetic images created by cropping objects from original images and inserting them into uniform, natural or synthetic backgrounds. The objects are selected from clusters based on pixel distribution similarity, and through SAFs mining then used for the synthetic data generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Brian A. Landron-Rivera, Leslie De Jesus-Lebron, Christian G Gonzalez, Carlos M Melendez, Vincent Tompkins
  • Patent number: 11017228
    Abstract: A method for condition monitoring of an installation with operating devices, in which overview data is detected by a first vehicle with an overview sensor arrangement for optical detection of the facility, and the operating devices are identified in the overview data by an evaluation device and the positions of the operating devices are determined taking into account the position of the first vehicle. Detail shots of the operating devices are produced by a detail camera on-board a second or the first vehicle, which is oriented in relation to the respective positions of the operating devices. There is a corresponding arrangement for carrying out the method. A mode of embodiment relates to the condition monitoring of high-voltage masts with high-voltage free lines that are clamped between the masts. Insulators hang on the transverse members as operating devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Josef Alois Birchbauer, Philipp Glira, Olaf Kähler, Bernd Koppenhöfer
  • Patent number: 11010632
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method performed by a processing system of determining a present orientation of a display region presented at a first time on a display of a video viewer, predicting a future orientation of the display region occurring at a second time based on data collected, to obtain a predicted orientation of the display region to be presented at the second time on the display of the video viewer, identifying, based on the predicted orientation of the display region, a first group of tiles from a video frame of a panoramic video being displayed by the video viewer, wherein the first group of tiles covers the display region in the video frame at the predicted orientation, and a plurality of objects moving in the video frame from the first time to the second time, wherein each object of the plurality of objects is located in a separate spatial region of the video frame at the second time, wherein a second group of tiles collectively covers the separate spatial re
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Tan Xu, Cheuk Yiu Ip
  • Patent number: 11003902
    Abstract: An image identification apparatus includes an extraction unit, an excluding unit, and an identification unit. The extraction unit extracts lines from an image. The exclusion unit excludes from objects to be identified a boundary delimiting an entire area of the image among the extracted lines. The identification unit identifies as an object multiple lines that are among the extracted lines and that are not excluded by the exclusion unit if the multiple lines are connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke Tatsumi
  • Patent number: 11004208
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for deep neural network (DNN) based interactive image matting. A methodology implementing the techniques according to an embodiment includes generating, by the DNN, an alpha matte associated with an image, based on user-specified foreground region locations in the image. The method further includes applying a first DNN subnetwork to the image, the first subnetwork trained to generate a binary mask based on the user input, the binary mask designating pixels of the image as background or foreground. The method further includes applying a second DNN subnetwork to the generated binary mask, the second subnetwork trained to generate a trimap based on the user input, the trimap designating pixels of the image as background, foreground, or uncertain status. The method further includes applying a third DNN subnetwork to the generated trimap, the third subnetwork trained to generate the alpha matte based on the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Lynn Price, Scott Cohen, Marco Forte, Ning Xu
  • Patent number: 11006103
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the present invention provides a system and associated methods of calibration and use for an interactive imaging environment based on the optimization of parameters used in various segmentation algorithm techniques. These methods address the challenge of automatically calibrating an interactive imaging system, so that it is capable of aligning human body motion, or the like, to a visual display. As such the present invention provides a system and method of automatically and rapidly aligning the motion of an object to a visual display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Cuesta Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Flagg, Greg Roberts
  • Patent number: 11004207
    Abstract: Multiple detection techniques are used to determine whether the individual pixels in an image are background or foreground. The outputs from the multiple techniques are combined according to a confidence metric associated with each technique, which may vary from pixel to pixel. The resulting blended value for each pixel is compared with a threshold to determine whether the pixel is foreground or background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin James Sheftel, Tryon Williams
  • Patent number: 10999513
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus having a camera function, including: a display control unit configured to display a live view image acquired via a camera on a display unit; and an image analysis unit configured to perform, when performing an image capturing of an object every area: projective transformation of an image of an already-captured area of the object, for which image capturing has already been completed, onto a plane space of the live view image; and an image analysis to display the image of the already-captured area for which the projective transformation has been performed along with the live view image, and the display control unit displays, in accordance with analysis results by the image analysis unit, the image of the already-captured area for which the projective transformation onto the plane space of the live view image has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuzuru Okubo
  • Patent number: 10997692
    Abstract: A crop generation system determines multiple types of saliency data and multiple crop candidates for an image. Multiple region of interest (“ROI”) ensembles are generated, indicating locations of the salient content of the image. For each crop candidate, the crop generation system calculates an evaluation score. A set of crop candidates is selected based on the evaluation scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Jianming Zhang
  • Patent number: 10990843
    Abstract: A method and an electronic device for enhancing efficiency of searching for a region of interest in a virtual environment are provided. The virtual environment includes a visible scene and an invisible scene. A picture-in-picture (PIP) is displayed in the visible scene as a directional guidance or distance hint related to the region of interest in the invisible scene, thereby saving time and enhancing efficiency of searching for the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: National Taiwan University, Mediatek Inc.
    Inventors: Yung-Ta Lin, Yi-Chi Liao, Shan-Yuan Teng, Yi-Ju Chung, Li-Wei Chan, Bing-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10984558
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for image matting. In particular, embodiments decompose the matting problem of estimating foreground opacity into the targeted subproblems of estimating a background using a first trained neural network, estimating a foreground using a second neural network and the estimated background as one of the inputs into the second neural network, and estimating an alpha matte using a third neural network and the estimated background and foreground as two of the inputs into the third neural network. Such a decomposition is in contrast to traditional sampling-based matting approaches that estimated foreground and background color pairs together directly for each pixel. By decomposing the matting problem into subproblems that are easier for a neural network to learn compared to traditional data-driven techniques for image matting, embodiments disclosed herein can produce better opacity estimates than such data-driven techniques as well as sampling-based and affinity-based matting approaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: Disney Enterprises, Inc., ETH Zurich (Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zurich)
    Inventors: Tunc Ozan Aydin, Ahmet Cengiz Öztireli, Jingwei Tang, Yagiz Aksoy
  • Patent number: 10970847
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for document boundary detection (BD) from an input image using a combination of deep learning model and image processing algorithms. Quadrilaterals approximating the document boundaries in the input image are determined and rated separately using both these approaches: deep leaning using convolutional neural network (CNN) and heuristics using image processing algorithms. Thereafter, the best rated quadrilateral is selected from the quadrilaterals obtained from both the approaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Prasenjit Mondal, Anuj Shara, Ankit Bal, Deepanshu Arora, Siddharth Kumar
  • Patent number: 10972627
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprising a memory; a non-volatile memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and the non-volatile memory, the processor configured to: store a rectification history for a result of character recognition processing in association with items and item values; compare, for the respective items, a newly input result of the character recognition processing with the item values stored in the non-volatile memory; select a set of the item values stored in the non-volatile memory based on a result of the comparison; and correct the newly input result of the character recognition processing by using the selected set of the item values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kentaro Kogawa, Katsuhito Shimazaki
  • Patent number: 10970779
    Abstract: Systems and methods for permitting a buyer of a mobile home to apply for a mortgage by taking digital photographs of documents with his or her mobile device are disclosed. The borrower's mobile device may include subsystems for processing the image, optimizing it, and converting the image into a file type that may be acceptable by a lender. A loan facilitation platform performs additional processing to determine whether the document may be deemed acceptable by a lender. If so, the processed documents may be sent to a lender. The systems and method disclosed herein improve the mortgage application review and approval process and bring greater transparency to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Braustin Homes, Inc.
    Inventor: Alberto Brandon Pina
  • Patent number: 10970555
    Abstract: A system can obtain a labelled data set, including historic video data and labelled events. The system can divide the labelled data set into historic training/testing data sets. The system can determine, using the historic training data set, a plurality of different parameter configurations to be used by a video encoder to encode a video that includes a plurality of video frames. Each parameter configuration can include a group of pictures (“GOP”) size and a scenecut threshold. The system can calculate an accuracy of event detection (“ACC”) and a filtering rate (“FR”) for each parameter configuration. The system can calculate, for each parameter configuration of the plurality of different parameter configurations, a harmonic mean between the ACC and the FR. The system can then select a best parameter configuration of the plurality of different parameter configurations based upon the parameter configuration that has the highest harmonic mean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tarek Elgamal, Shu Shi, Varun Gupta, John Murray, Rittwik Jana
  • Patent number: 10964023
    Abstract: An image segmentation system to perform operations that include causing display of an image within a graphical user interface of a client device, receive a set of user inputs that identify portions of a background and foreground of the image, identify a boundary of an object depicted within the image based on the set of user inputs, crop the object from the image based on the boundary, and generate a media item based on the cropped object, wherein properties of the media object, such as a size and a shape, are based on the boundary of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Shubham Vij, Menglei Chai, David LeMieux, Ian Wehrman
  • Patent number: 10965944
    Abstract: In some aspects, the present disclosure provides a method for bandgap voting. In some configurations, the method includes receiving, at a hardware voting component associated with a destination subsystem, metadata for each of a plurality of compressed display tiles, wherein for each of the plurality of compressed display tiles the metadata indicates an amount of compression of the compressed display tile. In some configurations, the method includes dividing the plurality of compressed display tiles into a plurality of sets of compressed display tiles. In some configurations, for each of the plurality of sets of compressed display tiles, the method includes determining a desired bandwidth for communicating the set of compressed display tiles over a bus, and receiving the set of compressed display tiles at the destination subsystem over the bus at an actual bandwidth that is based on the desired bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gopikrishnaiah Andandan, Dhaval Kanubhai Patel, Dileep Marchya, Nagamalleswararao Ganji
  • Patent number: 10964029
    Abstract: A method of updating background model for an image processing device is disclosed. The method includes receiving at least a background image, counting a number of occurrences of a color of each pixel of the background image according to a color information of each pixel of the at least a background image, to establish a background model including a statistical color information about the color and the number of occurrences of the color, receiving a current image, and determining whether to update the number of occurrences of the color in the background model corresponding to a color of each pixel of the current image according to a color information of each pixel of the current image and a result of comparing a random number with a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Shang-Lun Chan, Tsung-Hsuan Li, Chao-Hsun Yang, Shih-Tse Chen
  • Patent number: 10964012
    Abstract: A method for automatic organ segmentation in CT images comprises in a first step, rough region segmentation; in a second step, coarse organ segmentation; and in a third step, refinement of organ segmentation. The organ may be a liver. Rough region segmentation may comprise applying standard anatomical knowledge to the CT images. Coarse segmentation may comprise identifying organ voxels using a probabilistic model. Refinement of organ segmentation may comprise refinement based on intensity, followed by refinement based on shape. Apparatuses configured to carry out the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bi Song, Ko-Kai Albert Huang, Ming-Chang Liu
  • Patent number: 10956733
    Abstract: An information processing system includes circuitry that inputs an image, and determines whether the image deviates from at least one desired image capture condition. The circuitry identifies a deviation amount of the image relative to the at least one desired image capture condition, and generates a deformed image in which a deviation from the at least one desired image capture condition is increased by a predetermined amount over the deviation amount identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeo Tsukamoto, Shuichi Konami
  • Patent number: 10957019
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a recursively subdivided and reassembled first image comprising pixels, each pixel assigned a region label, subdividing the image into overlapping subsections, determining overlapping pixels surrounding seams along which the overlapping subsections are joined together, accumulating a histogram of co-occurrences of region label pairs of the overlapping pixels surrounding the seams along which the overlapping subsections are joined together, merging overlapping pixels having region labels with a co-occurrence histogram count exceeding a predetermined threshold, and merging spatially and non-spatially adjacent regions of the first image to form a second image with reduced artifacts proximate the seams along which the overlapping subsections are joined together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventor: James C. Tilton
  • Patent number: 10949495
    Abstract: A device configured to emulate a correlithm object system includes a memory that stores a node table. The node table identifies a plurality of source correlithm objects and a corresponding plurality of target correlithm objects. A node receives a first input correlithm object associated with a first timestamp, computes distances between the first input correlithm object and each of the source correlithm objects in the node table, and identifies a first source correlithm object from the node table with the shortest distance. The node identifies a first target correlithm object from the node table linked with the identified first source correlithm object, and outputs the first target correlithm object. The memory stores a node output table that identifies the first target correlithm object associated with the first source correlithm object, the first timestamp, and the computed distance between the first input correlithm object and the first source correlithm object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Patrick N. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10949663
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a storage unit that previously stores a classification rule corresponding to an attribute of an applicant, an acquisition unit that acquires content of an electronic document from an image of the document, and a setting unit that reads the classification rule corresponding to the attribute of the applicant of the document from the storage unit, and sets a classification item of the document based on the content of the document, which is acquired by the acquisition unit, and the classification rule which is read from the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yutaka Sakai
  • Patent number: 10949494
    Abstract: A correlithm object processing system uses one or more mobile correlithm object devices to emulate the functionality of one or more of sensors, nodes, and actors. The mobile correlithm object devices may be deployed to different parts of a system or network to perform particular tasks. The mobile correlithm object devices may periodically communicate with one another or with other elements of the correlithm object processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Patrick N. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10949950
    Abstract: A system and method for image processing are provided. A pre-processed image may be obtained. The pre-processed image may be decomposed into a low-frequency image and a high-frequency image. At least one grayscale transformation range may be determined based on the low-frequency image. At least one grayscale transformation parameter may be determined based on the at least one grayscale transformation range. The low-frequency image may be transformed based on the at least one grayscale transformation parameter to obtain a transformed low-frequency image. A transformed image may be generated by reconstructing the transformed low-frequency image and the high-frequency image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunhua Jiang, Shurui Zhao, Hanyu Wang, Haihua Zhou
  • Patent number: 10948990
    Abstract: A method of classifying an image is disclosed. The method comprises: applying a computer vision procedure to the image to detect therein candidate image regions suspected as being occupied by a target; presenting to an observer each candidate image region as a visual stimulus, while collecting neurophysiological signals from a brain of the observer; processing the neurophysiological signals to identify a neurophysiological event indicative of a detection of the target by the observer; and determining an existence of the target in the image is based, at least in part, on the identification of the neurophysiological event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: InnerEye Ltd.
    Inventors: Amir B. Geva, Leon Y. Deouell, Sergey Vaisman, Omri Harish, Ran El Manor, Eitan Netzer, Shani Shalgi
  • Patent number: 10943146
    Abstract: Systems and methods for classifying historical images. A feature extractor may create feature vectors corresponding to a plurality of images. A first classification of the plurality of images may be performed based on the plurality of feature vectors, which may include assigning a label to each of the plurality of images and assigning a probability for each of the assigned labels. The assigned probability for each of the assigned labels may be related to a statistical confidence that a particular assigned label is correctly assigned to a particular image. A subset of the plurality of images may be displayed to a display device. An input corresponding to replacement of an incorrect label with a corrected label for a certain image may be received from a user. A second classification of the plurality of images based on the input from the user may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ANCESTRY.COM OPERATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Laryn Brown, Michael Murdock, Jack Reese, Shawn Reid
  • Patent number: 10936869
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a plurality of images from an imaging device carried by a movable object. The method further includes determining whether an environment type of the movable object is a first type or a second type according to sensing data received from one or more sensors of the movable object, identifying a target based on the plurality of images using a first method in response to determining that the environment type is the first type and using a second method different from the first method in response to determining that the environment type is the second type, and determining state information of the movable object or the target based on the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ketan Tang, Honghui Zhang, Cong Zhao
  • Patent number: 10939051
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image processing apparatus and method and an endoscopic system that permit reduction of uneven illumination distribution. An image processing apparatus includes a signal processing section that corrects uneven illumination of an image shot with a subject within a body of a patient to be operated on illuminated by a light source. The light source is arranged within the patient's body. The signal processing section corrects uneven illumination on the basis of a normally illuminated image and a low illuminated image. The normally illuminated image is shot with the subject within the body illuminated at a given illumination intensity. The low illuminated image is shot with the subject illuminated at a lower illumination intensity than the given illumination intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukihiro Nakamura, Takeshi Miyai, Tomoyuki Hirayama, Masaya Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10937177
    Abstract: A determination device generates, based on a first captured image captured by a first image capturing device mounted on a moving object, a shape of a subject (one of subjects) included in the first captured image. The determination device estimates the location of the shape of the subject after specific time based on the location of the shape of the subject and a moving speed. The determination device extracts the shape of the subject from a second captured image captured by a second image capturing device mounted on the moving object; compares the location of the shape of the subject extracted from the second captured image with the location of the shape of the subject estimated from the first captured image; and performs determination related to a moving state of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiro Kataoka, Hideki Hara, Keisuke Saito
  • Patent number: 10937166
    Abstract: A method for structured text detection includes: receiving, by a convolutional neural network, a to-be-detected image and at least one character region template, the to-be-detected image includes structured text, the at least one character region template includes locations of N first character regions with N being an integer equal to or greater than 1, and the location of each first character region is obtained based on locations of second character regions corresponding to the each first character region in M sample images that are of the same type as the to-be-detected image, where M is an integer equal to or greater than 1; and obtaining, by the convolutional neural network, an actual location of the structured text in the to-be-detected image according to the at least one character region template. A system for structured detection and a non-transitory computer-readable medium are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING SENSETIME TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Donglai Xiang, Yan Xia
  • Patent number: 10928547
    Abstract: A terahertz security check method and system may include: a terahertz scanning device collecting a terahertz original image of a human body under test, and sending the same to a central server that identifies the terahertz original image, and determines whether the human body under test carries an article. If so, the image is marked with the position of the article and sent to a monitoring terminal. The monitoring terminal correspondingly marking the position of the article on a pre-stored human body cartoon image, and displaying the terahertz original images before and after marking to monitoring personnel, so that the monitoring personnel determine whether the central server has an identification error; and if so, the monitoring terminal changing a marker on the human body cartoon image, and sending the changed cartoon image to a client of security check personnel for displaying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: CHINA COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., SHENZHEN INSTITUTE OF TERAHERTZ TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
    Inventors: Hanjiang Chen, Tiansheng Zhang, Chunchao Qi, Shukai Zhao
  • Patent number: 10928896
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a captured image of users, a determination unit configured to determine an operator from among the users included in the acquired captured image, and a processing unit configured to conduct a process based on information about user line of sight corresponding to the determined operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maki Imoto, Takuro Noda, Ryouhei Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10916036
    Abstract: A method, system, and article is directed to generating multi-exposure camera statistics for image processing by rearranging and sampling image data of multiple exposure images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jarno Nikkanen, Rastislav Lukac
  • Patent number: 10915795
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes initiating a conversation with a user for resolving ambiguity among a group of labels corresponding to an object in an image, wherein each label is associated with a confidence value; iteratively performing, when each of the confidence values is below a first threshold value, or two or more of the confidence values are above the first threshold value: using a wordweb to identify properties that distinguish between a first one of the labels and a second one of the labels, ranking the identified one or more properties; selecting the property having the highest rank to generate a question, and filtering at least one of the first label and the second label based on user input received in response to the question; and when only one of the confidence values exceeds the first threshold value, classifying the object using the label corresponding to the one confidence value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Ekambaram, Ravindranath Kokku, Prasenjit Dey, Ruhi Sharma Mittal
  • Patent number: 10916016
    Abstract: Acquiring a current image from an inputted video and a background model which comprises a background image and foreground/background classification information of visual elements; classifying the visual elements in the current image as foreground or background; determining similarity measures between the current image and groups in the background model, wherein visual elements in the current image are the visual elements in the current image which are classified as the foreground, wherein visual elements in the groups in the background model are the visual elements whose classification information is the foreground, and wherein the visual elements in the groups in the background model are the visual elements which neighbour to corresponding portions of the visual elements in the groups in the current image; and identifying whether the visual elements in the current image which are classified as the foreground are falsely classified or not according to the determined similarity measures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Xuyu Zhao, Tsewei Chen