Region Labeling (e.g., Page Description Language) Patents (Class 382/180)
  • Patent number: 10318572
    Abstract: A system, method, and media are provided for generating a structured labeling graphical user interface. The user interface receives user input that associates multimedia content with categories. The user input may include user-supplied tags that further define the category for the multimedia content. The user-supplied tags are rendered proximate to the categories. In turn, a database logs user events to store, among other things, the categories, the user-supplied tags, time associated with completing the user-supplied tags, and time for associating multimedia content with the categories or tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Kulesza, Denis Charles, Rich Caruana, Saleema Amin Amershi, Danyel Aharon Fisher
  • Patent number: 10297028
    Abstract: The image data analytics for computation configuration method and computer system with computation accessibility is provided. The computation accessibility and configuration on image data processing are implemented by a plurality of computers having a plurality of processors and a plurality of data storages, the image data analytics for computation accessibility and configuration includes the following steps: inputting an original image by an input device and initializing the original image; defining a plurality of tiles equally dividing the original image into a same size of a regular shape; transferring the plurality of image regions to form a graph having vertices and edges; cutting the graph into a plurality of sub-graphs; arranging the plurality of sub-graphs to the plurality of processors or cores to conduct parallel processing simultaneously for analyzing the image data; and storing a plurality of processing results respectively in the plurality of data storages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: National Cheng Kung University
    Inventors: Gwo Giun Lee, Shih-Yu Hung, Tai-Ping Wang
  • Patent number: 10249044
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes detecting one or more objects in an image, generating at least one mask for each of the detected objects, wherein each of the masks is defined by a perimeter, classifying the detected objects, receiving gesture input in relation to the image, determining whether one or more locations associated with the gesture input correlate with any of the masks, and providing feedback regarding the image in response to the gesture input. Each of the masks may include data identifying the corresponding detected object, and the perimeter of each mask may correspond to a perimeter of the corresponding detected object. The perimeter of the corresponding detected object may separate the detected object from one or more portions of the image that are distinct from the detected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Charles Cheung, Connie Yeewei Ho, Balmanohar Paluri
  • Patent number: 10217027
    Abstract: A recognition training apparatus according to the present invention includes a generation unit configured to generate relevance between a specific domain and a candidate of a recognition target based on ontology information expressing a concept structure of the specific domain, a selection unit configured to select the recognition target from the candidate of the recognition target based on the relevance generated by the generation unit, and a training unit configured to train a recognizer using training data regarding the recognition target selected by the selection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirotaka Hachiya, Masakazu Matsugu
  • Patent number: 10204395
    Abstract: Virtual reality is provided by a mobile VR device. VR scenes are displayed by serving an application's image requests from a local cache of pre-rendered image frames. As the device user moves, image frames that match a VR scene viewed from a current pose (3D position and 3D orientation of the device translated to the virtual environment) are retrieved from the cache and displayed to the user as a VR scene. The cache may include a static cache including static image frames and a dynamic object cache including dynamic object image frames. The static cache may be indexed by the device current pose. The dynamic object cache may be indexed by the dynamic object's animation stage, orientation, and relative distance from the device user's current pose for a given time or movement-based trigger. Static image frames and dynamic object image frames may be composited, and displayed as a scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eduardo Cuervo, Kevin Boos, David Chu
  • Patent number: 10186061
    Abstract: An approach to facilitating proximate-tile-type-based map generation is provided. Tile type information that indicates tile types for map tiles of a map to be generated may be received. One or more proximate tile types may be determined for individual ones of the map tiles based on the tile types. The proximate tile types may include one or more of the tile types of other ones of the map tiles that are proximate the individual map tiles on the map. Level information that indicates levels for the individual map tiles may be determined based on the proximate tile types of the individual map tiles. The map may be generated based on the tile type information and the level information. In some implementations, the tile type information may be received as a graphic representation having colors that indicate the tile types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventor: Nate Boxer
  • Patent number: 10178149
    Abstract: Design analysis for framework assessment is described. A file including a designed image may be obtained from a storage device, and a guide structure may be extracted from the file. The guide structure may include multiple guide lines, and the guide lines may be analyzed to determine column-related data, such as at least relative widths or positional orders, a total number of columns, groups of column widths, a combination thereof, and so forth. From multiple frameworks, a framework may be ascertained that substantially matches the guide structure based at least partially on a comparison of column-related data to each framework of the multiple frameworks. Ascertainment of a framework may be indicated to an end-user. The ascertained framework may be applied to facilitate development of a coded functional version of at least a visual design of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Joshua Pimento
  • Patent number: 10176253
    Abstract: According to some embodiments of the present invention there is provided a computerized method for labeling a cluster of text documents. The method comprises receiving a document cluster and producing automatically multiple document sub-clusters determined by randomly changing some documents. The method applies multiple cluster labeling algorithms on the cluster and on each sub-cluster, to generate ordered lists. The method comprises generating a ranked label list for each cluster labeling algorithm by computing automatically label values, one for each cluster label in the lists of the selected algorithm, and re-ranking the ordered list. The method combines the re-ranked label lists using a label fusing algorithm to produce a fused label list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shay Hummel, Haggai Roitman, Michal Shmueli-Scheuer
  • Patent number: 10147191
    Abstract: A panoramic video camera includes a lens having a horizontal FOV portion of 360° about an optical axis. The panoramic video camera includes an image sensor, a processor, and a storage medium. The processor executes programmatic instructions to analyze digital image files to locate an object and positions thereof to produce object position data. Executed programmatic instructions also generate a plurality of zoom levels for the respective digital image files based on the object position data. The zoom levels enable a playback device to visually show the object at varying magnifications during playback of a video segment derived from the digital image files. Zoom levels may alter image capture settings of the panoramic video camera, may alter playback device playback settings, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: 360FLY, INC.
    Inventors: Claudio S. Ribeiro, Michael J. Harmon, Felippe M. Bicudo
  • Patent number: 10140510
    Abstract: Computer program products for discriminating hand and machine print from each other, and from signatures, are disclosed and include program code readable and/or executable by a processor to: receive an image, determine a color depth of the image; reducing the color depth of non-bi-tonal images to generate a bi-tonal representation of the image; identify a set of one or more graphical line candidates in either the bi-tonal image or the bi-tonal representation, the graphical line candidates including true graphical lines and/or false positives; discriminate any of the true graphical lines from any of the false positives; remove the true graphical lines from the bi-tonal image or the bi-tonal representation without removing the false positives to generate a component map comprising connected components and excluding graphical lines; identify one or more of the connected components in the component map; and output and/or display and indicator of each of the connected components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KOFAX, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Shustorovich, Christopher W. Thrasher, Anthony Macciola, Jan W. Amtrup
  • Patent number: 10142540
    Abstract: A first panoramic video camera of the multi-camera imaging system captures images to produce captured panoramic images. At least some panoramic images include images of an object being tracked by the multi-camera imaging system. The first panoramic video camera generates a set of digital image files based on the captured panoramic images. Each digital image file of the set of digital image files is time sequenced to reflect a time at which a panoramic image was captured. The first panoramic video camera receives over a, first wireless communication network, a control message relating to tracking the object. Responsive to the control message, the first panoramic video camera transmits at least a portion of the set of digital image files over a second wireless communication network, which supports higher data rate transmission than does the first wireless communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: 360FLY, INC.
    Inventors: Claudio S. Ribeiro, Michael J. Harmon, Felippe M. Bicudo
  • Patent number: 10123052
    Abstract: A data processing method comprising receiving a digital image file comprising a plurality of digital channel datasets corresponding to a plurality of image channels, wherein the digital image file includes an image region and a non-image region; determining a boundary for the image region; for each channel in the plurality of channels, generating a buffer region by using the digital channel datasets, identifying a plurality of pixels along the boundary and for each pixel of the plurality of pixels, copying the pixel one or more times outward into the non-image region in digital memory; and storing a modified digital image file that includes the buffer region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Mapbox, Inc.
    Inventor: Damon Burgett
  • Patent number: 10108708
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus, system and method for the comparison between songs to analyze how similar each song is to the next using a new system of classification. A new and improved method and apparatus for the weighting of these comparable variables between songs in order to find the best objective criteria for finding a likeness between songs is disclosed. The time complexity associated with the computation of the optimal path for smoothing a playlist of songs is substantially reduced using the system of classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventors: Brendan O'Driscoll, Craig Watson, Aidan Sliney, George Boyle, Clodagh McCarthy Luddy
  • Patent number: 9934444
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes an interface that receives a first image and a second image. A processor extracts a first character string appearing on the first image, and a second character string appearing on the second image. The processor determines that both the first character string and the second character string correspond to a photographed subject in the first image and second image. The processor cuts out each of the characters constituting the first character string, in units of a character. The processor cuts out each of the characters constituting the second character string, in units of a character. The processor calculates a first similarity degree group and a second similarity degree group. The processor recognizes a character string of the subject, based on the first similarity degree group and the second similarity degree group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki Yasunaga, Kazuki Taira
  • Patent number: 9830710
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an image comprising a human head from an imaging device. Further, the method includes grouping one or more pixels of the image into one or more super pixels. Furthermore, the method includes generating a polar coordinate grid for the image, wherein the polar coordinate grid comprises one or more grid points. Additionally, the method includes labeling the one or more grid points as one of a face region, a hair region, and a background region based on tiered structure constraint. The method also includes labeling the one or more super pixels as one of the face region, the hair region, and the background region based on the one or more labels of the one or more grid points. Further, the method includes transmitting a notification comprising the one or more labels of the one or more super pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter Henry Tu, Jixu Chen, Yang Yu
  • Patent number: 9818035
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes an interface that receives a first image and a second image. A processor extracts a first character string appearing on the first image, and a second character string appearing on the second image. The processor determines that both the first character string and the second character string correspond to a photographed subject in the first image and second image. The processor cuts out each of the characters constituting the first character string, in units of a character. The processor cuts out each of the characters constituting the second character string, in units of a character. The processor calculates a first similarity degree group and a second similarity degree group. The processor recognizes a character string of the subject, based on the first similarity degree group and the second similarity degree group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki Yasunaga, Kazuki Taira
  • Patent number: 9800891
    Abstract: A method for reducing visual artifacts in a frame of a digital video signal, which is coded by blocks and then decoded, includes defining a block type is according to the coding method for a block selected according to a predetermined set of coding types. In the method filtering is performed to reduce visual artifacts due to a block boundary The filtering performed depends on block types of the frame in the environment of the block boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Ossi Kalevo, Emre Aksu, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 9792694
    Abstract: A method for segmenting a target image includes receiving the target image of an anatomical structure, registering a plurality of atlases to the target image, each of the atlases including an image and a plurality of labels corresponding to portions of the image, selecting a plurality of registered atlases, transferring the labels of selected registered atlases to the target image, combining the labels that are transferred to the target image using a fusion of a discriminative model and a generative model, and outputting a segmentation of the target image isolating the anatomical structure, wherein a segmentation of the target image is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rahil Garnavi, Xi Liang, Suman Sedai
  • Patent number: 9779331
    Abstract: Provided is a method and system of tracking partially occluded objects using an elastic deformation model. According to an exemplary method and system, partially occluded vehicles are detected and tracked in a scene including side-by-side drive-thru lanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Orhan Bulan, Yusuf Oguzhan Artan, Aaron Michael Burry
  • Patent number: 9740692
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, computer-readable mediums, and methods for creating a flexible structure description. To create the flexible structure description an image of a document of a particular document type that contains a table is received. An entry describing an item in the table is received. Title elements within the document are searched for based upon the entry. Data fields and anchor elements are detected for the entry. A flexible structure description for the particular document type is generated that includes a set of search elements for each data field in the image of the document and the title elements. The flexible structure description is matched against the image. Data from the image is extracted based upon the matching of the flexible structure description against the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ABBYY Development LLC
    Inventors: Sergei Golubev, Irene Filimonova, Sergey Zlobin
  • Patent number: 9679226
    Abstract: An image processing system automatically segments and labels an image using a hierarchical classification model. A global classification model determines initial labels for an image based on features of the image. A label-based descriptor is generated based on the initial labels. A local classification model is then selected from a plurality of learned local classification model based on the label-based descriptor. The local classification model is applied to the features of the input image to determined refined labels. The refined labels are stored in association with the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Qixing Huang, Mei Han, Bo Wu, Sergey Ioffe
  • Patent number: 9646203
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for generating map data based on construction designs. In the context of a method, the method includes receiving a construction design, performing optical character recognition to detect characters within the construction design, extracting design features within the construction design, and generating map data based on the detected characters, and the extracted design features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Xin Chen
  • Patent number: 9639558
    Abstract: An image is built. The building of an image includes selecting an image to be built, performing a hashing function on the image to produce a checksum, querying a registry for an existing image including the same checksum, and if no existing image including the same checksum is found, acquiring a parent image for the image to be built, building the image to produce a built image, adding the checksum for the image to the built image, and storing the built image in the registry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Benjamin P. Alton
  • Patent number: 9613267
    Abstract: This disclosure provides an exemplary method and system for extracting structured label and value pairwise textual data from a textual document. According to an exemplary method, initially a layout analysis is performed resulting in one or more alternatives for grouping and ordering the textual elements of interest. Next, textual elements are tagged as including a label term, a value term or a label and value term. Finally, a sequence-based method is applied to the tagged elements to generate one or more sequence listings representative of the label and value pairwise data structure(s) and label:value pairwise data is extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Hervé Déjean, Thierry Lehoux, Eric H. Cheminot
  • Patent number: 9501722
    Abstract: In an image classifying apparatus, an image is designated as a designated image from among plural candidate images, the designated image being one of images to be contained in at least one group, attribute information is obtained from the designated image, selecting conditions of images are decided based on the attribute information obtained from the designated image, at least one image is selected as a selected image to be contained in the group, from among the plural candidate images based on the selecting conditions, and both the designated image and the selected images are classified into the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiki Ishige
  • Patent number: 9449384
    Abstract: A method registers a source image with a target image, wherein the images are deformable, by first measuring dissimilarity between the source image and the target image. The dissimilarity minimized using a discrete energy function. At multiple scales, multi-scale Markov random field registration is applied to the source and target images to determine a deformation vector field. Then, the target image is warped according to the deformation field vector to obtain a warped target mage registered to the source image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeroen van Baar, Dohyung Seo
  • Patent number: 9411445
    Abstract: A processing system for an input device includes a sensor module and a determination module. The sensor module includes sensor circuitry coupled to transmitter electrodes and receiver electrodes. The sensor module is configured to transmit transmitter signals with the transmitter electrode and receive resulting signals with the receiver electrodes. The determination module is configured to obtain a set of measurements for an input object detected in a sensing region of the input device from a capacitive image, and perform, based on the set of measurements, a multistage classification to obtain a classification result identifying a type of the input object. wherein the capacitive image is generated based on the resulting signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Chia-yun Kuan, Shwetank Kumar
  • Patent number: 9396546
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments labeling objects using multi-scale partitioning, rare class expansion, and/or spatial context techniques. An input image may be partitioned using different scale values to produce a different set of superpixels for each of the different scale values. Potential object labels for superpixels in each different set of superpixels of the input image may be assessed by comparing descriptors of the superpixels in each different set of superpixels of the input image with descriptors of reference superpixels in labeled reference images. An object label may then be assigned for a pixel of the input image based at least in part on the assessing of the potential object labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian L. Price, Scott Cohen, Jimei Yang
  • Patent number: 9355337
    Abstract: Classification of image regions comprises: recursively partitioning an image into a tree of image regions having the image as a tree root and at least one image patch in each leaf image region of the tree, the tree having nodes defined by the image regions and edges defined by pairs of nodes connected by edges of the tree; assigning unary classification potentials to nodes of the tree; assigning pairwise classification potentials to edges of the tree; and labeling the image regions of the tree of image regions based on optimizing an objective function comprising an aggregation of the unary classification potentials and the pairwise classification potentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Julian McAuley, Teofilo E. de Campos, Gabriela Csurka, Florent Perronnin
  • Patent number: 9292601
    Abstract: A method of summarizing a document includes a step of extracting one or more sections of the document. The method also includes a step of separating at least one of the one or more extracted sections into one or more subsections based at least in part on a conjunctive structure of the section, wherein each subsection comprises one or more terms. The method also includes steps of determining whether one or more terms within a designated set of terms are present within at least one of the one or more subsections and, responsive to a determination that one or more terms within the designated set of terms are present within at least one of the one or more subsections, removing the one or more terms from the one or more subsections. The method also includes a step of aggregating at least a portion of the one or more sections into a summary of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Larry Lee Proctor, Hovey Raymond Strong, Jr., Renjie Tang, Ruoyi Zhou
  • Patent number: 9288123
    Abstract: A social analytic system may collect social signals from different social network accounts. The social signals may be associated with different ecosystems. Time series data may be generated from the social signals and the time series data may be filtered to remove at least some generic or unrelated trends. Different data sets from the time series data may be associated with different ecosystem metrics. The social analytic system may compare different filtered time series data sets to identify different ecosystem events. For example, the comparisons may be used to identify highly correlated ecosystem metrics and ecosystem anomalies, and predict ecosystem events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: SPRINKLR, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Safford, John Joseph De Oliveira, Erik Lee Hudleston, Brian Huddleston
  • Patent number: 9275316
    Abstract: A method of generating an attribute map for processing an image. An image encoded into a plurality of segments is received. Each segment is characterized by a position within a base region associated with the image and is encoded according to a corresponding encoding format. A segment from the plurality of segments is decoded into a sub-image. The sub-image is associated with a combination operation and an attribute value derived based on at least one of a segment decoding format and a segment encoding format. The combination operation determines a process of combining the sub-image with the underlying base region. An information-carrying pixel value in the sub-image is determined based on the sub-image pixel content and the attribute value associated with the sub-image. The attribute map for processing the image is generated using the attribute value associated with the sub-image for at least one pixel of the attribute map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Christian Bruwer, David Karlov
  • Patent number: 9262679
    Abstract: A system and methods for progressive feature evaluation of an electronic document image to identify user supplied elements is disclosed. The system includes a controller in communication with a storage device configured to receive and accessibly store a generated plurality of candidate images. The controller is operable to analyze the electronic document image to identify a first feature set and a second feature set, wherein each of the first and second feature sets represent a different form feature, compare the first feature set to the second feature set, and define a third feature set based on the intersection of the first and second feature sets, wherein the third feature sets represents the user provided elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: DST Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin W. Stokes
  • Patent number: 9262853
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for virtual scene generation. An image depicting a scene and annotated by a sparse set of labels is received. A dense set of labels annotating the image and a density map associated with the image are generated based on the sparse set of labels. A virtual scene is generated based on the dense set of labels and the density map, and the virtual scene is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Mitchell, Gwyneth Bradbury, Tim Alexander Weyrich
  • Patent number: 9256929
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a filtering method and apparatus for recovering an anti-aliasing edge. The method includes: calculating, for a nonlinearly filtered image, a variance value of an area surrounding a current pixel used for identifying an edge of the image; and re-filtering the current pixel when the variance value is greater than a predefined first threshold value, so as to recover an anti-aliasing edge. With the embodiments of the present application, aliasing noises resulted from nonlinear transform may be alleviated, thereby recovering an anti-aliasing edge of a natural object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Xuan Fu, Jiangli Ye
  • Patent number: 9235893
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to the field of image processing technologies and particularly to a method and device for determining an image offset and a storage medium. A method according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes: dividing equally an acquired target image into a number M*N of first sub-areas and dividing equally an acquired image to be aligned into a number M*N of second sub-areas; determining an area offset between each first sub-area and a corresponding second sub-area; and determining an image offset between the target image and the image to be aligned according to the determined multiple area offsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: HISENSE MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bing Li
  • Patent number: 9189459
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a protrusion determination unit that determines a protrusion of print data with respect to a data arrangement area, an attribute determination unit that determines whether the attribute of the print data is text or non-text, a segmentation unit that segments text data into block data that can be arranged on at least two or more of data arrangement areas adjacent to each other when the print data is text data, and an arrangement order determination unit that determines an arrangement order of the plurality of block data after segmentation processing with respect to the plurality of data arrangement areas based on the arrangement order of text data prior to segmentation processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Saito
  • Patent number: 9189861
    Abstract: An image processing device has an affinity calculating unit that handles each pixel in an image or each region including a plurality of pixels joined together, as a unit component, and determines a first affinity between each of the unit components and one of the unit components which is located in a periphery region of the image, a foreground region identifying unit that identifies, as a foreground region, a region made up of one or more of the unit components whose first affinities calculated by the affinity calculating unit are lower than a preset threshold, and a saliency measure output unit that determines a second affinity between each of the unit components in the image and the foreground region identified by the foreground region identifying unit, and outputs the second affinity as a saliency measure for each unit component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Xiang Ruan, Lu Huchuan, Yang Chuan, Zhang Lihe
  • Patent number: 9159138
    Abstract: A device and method for dynamically adapting spatial resolution for imager Fourier transform spectrometers makes it possible to acquire data in interferogram mode and image mode on survey points for an observed scene, each survey point being associated a matrix of macro-pixels and defined by a plurality of zones. For each survey point, analysis of the content of each zone is carried out on the basis of data of the image mode. Classification into clear zone or non-clear zone is carried out as a function of proportion of cloud, and clear-pixel data are generated on the basis of the sum of the data of the macro-pixels of the clear zone class. Survey point data are generated on the basis of the sum of the data of all the macro-pixels of the matrix associated with the survey point. The survey point and clear pixel data streams are transmitted to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Gaucel, Denis Simeoni, Sandrine Mathieu
  • Patent number: 9158963
    Abstract: Various embodiments of methods and apparatus for feature point localization are disclosed. An object in an input image may be detected. A profile model may be applied to determine feature point locations for each object component of the detected object. Applying the profile model may include globally optimizing the feature points for each object component to find a global energy minimum. A component-based shape model may be applied to update the respective feature point locations for each object component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Jonathan W. Brandt, Zhe Lin, Lubomir D. Bourdev, Vuong Le
  • Patent number: 9122951
    Abstract: A teachable object contour mapping method for region partition receives an object boundary and a teaching image. An object contour mapping recipe creation is performed using the object boundary and the teaching image to generate object contour mapping recipe output. An object contour mapping is applied to an application image using the object contour mapping recipe and the application image to generate object contour map output. An object region partition using the object contour map to generate object region partition output. An updateable object contour mapping method receives a contour mapping recipe and a validation image. An object contour mapping is performed using the object contour mapping recipe and the validation image to generate validation contour map output. An object region partition receives a region mask to generate validation object region partition output. A boundary correction is performed using the validation object region partition to generate corrected object boundary output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: DRVision Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Shih-Jong J. Lee, Seho Oh
  • Patent number: 9042652
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a memory, a processor circuit, and a connected component labeling module. The connected component labeling module may be operative of the processor circuit to determine one or more connected components during reading of an image comprising a multiplicity of pixels from the memory, assign a label to a plurality of pixels of the multiplicity of pixels, generate one or more label connections for a respective one or more labels, each label connection linking a higher label to a lowest label for the same connected component, and write to the memory for each label of the one or more labels a lowest label as defined by the label connection for the each label after a label is assigned to each pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Niraj Gupta, Oren Agam, Benny Eitan, Mostafa Hagog
  • Patent number: 9042651
    Abstract: A multi-point image labeling method adopts an image labeling device to label an object pixel matrix containing image data and makes adjacent array elements with image data have an identical image label value. Next, the image labeling device provides a multi-point label window, which designates a non-zero temporary labeled value to store in the register according to the temporary labeled value of the adjacent array elements. Next, the image labeling device provides a label-equivalence window, which generates label-equivalence information according to the adjacent temporary labeled values. Next, an equivalent-substitution processing process is performed on the temporary labeled values according to the label-equivalence information to generate label-equivalence substitution information. Then, the temporary labeled values are replaced according to the label-equivalence substitution information to obtain the resultant image labeled values and complete the image labeling of the object pixel matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: NATIONAL YUNLIN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ming-Hwa Sheu, Shyue-Wen Yang, Chuang-Chun Hu
  • Patent number: 9036906
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for multi-label segmentation of an image are described. In a first step user defined labels are determined for one or more pixels of the image. Then a fraction of the pixels of the image for which no user defined label is determined is pre-initialized. Finally, a cellular automaton-based segmentation of the image is performed using the user defined labels and the pre-initialized pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Bjoern Scheuermann, Oliver Jakob Arndt, Bodo Rosenhahn
  • Patent number: 9025043
    Abstract: A system for providing an adjusted image of a scene includes an optical assembly, a capturing system coupled to the optical assembly, and a control system. The optical assembly is adjustable to alternatively be focused on a first focal area and a second focal area that is different than the first focal area. The capturing system captures a first frame of the scene when the optical assembly is focused at the first focal area, and a second frame of the scene when the optical assembly is focused at the second focal area. The first frame includes a plurality of first pixels and the second frame includes a plurality of second pixels. The control system analyzes the first frame and the second frame and utilizes graph cuts techniques to assign a depth label to at least a portion of the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Li Hong, Mark Takita, W. Thomas Novak
  • Patent number: 9025876
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for multi-label segmentation of an image are described. First an energy function is determined for the image. Then for a homogeneous region of the image variables of the energy function are grouped to a single variable. Subsequently the energy function is minimized and labels are assigned to regions of the image based on the minimized energy function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Markus Schlosser, Bjoern Scheuermann, Bodo Rosenhahn
  • Patent number: 9020263
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for classifying videos based on video content. For a given video file including a plurality of frames, a subset of frames is extracted for processing. Frames that are too dark, blurry, or otherwise poor classification candidates are discarded from the subset. Generally, material classification scores that describe type of material content likely included in each frame are calculated for the remaining frames in the subset. The material classification scores are used to generate material arrangement vectors that represent the spatial arrangement of material content in each frame. The material arrangement vectors are subsequently classified to generate a scene classification score vector for each frame. The scene classification results are averaged (or otherwise processed) across all frames in the subset to associate the video file with one or more predefined scene categories related to overall types of scene content of the video file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: TiVo Inc.
    Inventors: Heather Dunlop, Matthew Berry
  • Patent number: 9019555
    Abstract: Printer devices occasionally cause electronic documents to be automatically contracted prior to printing, in order to ensure that all of the content to be printed will fit within the dimensions of a page. Where the electronic document includes information having close tolerances, such as information to be printed on an address label or other defined region on a sheet, the automatic contraction may cause the information to be misaligned with respect to the label or other defined region. Automatically expanding the information within the electronic document prior to printing may counter this effect, and increase the likelihood that the information will be printed within the label or other defined region for which it is intended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Louis Chappell, Adrian Paul Inglis, Zhengqiang Xu
  • Patent number: 9020183
    Abstract: An image to be shared with other users based on input from a first user is received. A second user is identified from a tag of the image, and information is provided, based at least in part on the tag, to one or both of the first user and the second user. Additionally, after editing of an image a determination can be made as to whether a region of the image having an associated tag has been affected by the editing. The tag associated with the region is altered if the region has been affected by the editing, otherwise the tag associated with the region is left unaltered. Furthermore, the tag can include a first portion storing data identifying a region of the image to which the tag corresponds, and a second portion storing data identifying a person shown in the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik G. Anbalagan, Scott R. Ramsby, Chunkit J. Chan, Michael H. Kim, John M. Thornton, Timothy R. O'Connor, Alexander S. Brodie, Samuel J. Pinson, Sr., Bryan P. Ferguson, Gyorgy K. Schadt, Aanand Narayanan Pulamanthole Pisharathu
  • Patent number: 9020228
    Abstract: A method for identifying tooth regions. The method includes generating a first threshold image from a first tooth image by selecting intensity data values higher than a first predetermined threshold value c1; generating a second threshold image from a second tooth image by selecting intensity data values higher than a second predetermined threshold value c2; generating a preliminary tooth regions image that defines at least a first tooth region from the intersection of the first and second threshold images; generating a reference binary image from the first image by selecting intensity data values higher than a third predetermined threshold value c3, wherein threshold value c3 exceeds c1; and generating a refined tooth regions image from at least the first tooth region in the preliminary tooth regions image. The first tooth region is connected to objects in the reference binary image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiayong Yan, Wei Wang, Liangliang Pan, Victor C. Wong