Pattern Recognition Patents (Class 382/181)
  • Patent number: 11029391
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a system for determining a distance, comprising: a light source for projecting a pattern of discrete spots of laser light towards the object in a sequence of pulses; a detector comprising picture elements, for detecting light representing the pattern as reflected by the object in synchronization with the sequence of pulses; and processing means to calculate the distance to the object as a function of exposure values generated by said picture elements. The picture elements generate exposure values by accumulating a first amount of electrical charge representing a first amount of light reflected during a first time window and a second electrical charge representing a second amount of light reflected during a second time window. The solid-state radiation source emits substantially monochromatic light having a wavelength spread of less than ±20 nm and the detector is equipped with a corresponding narrow bandpass filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: XENOMATIX NV
    Inventors: Rik Paesen, Dirk Van Dyck
  • Patent number: 11023734
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for ingesting streaming signals. Signal ingestion modules sample a frame from a raw streaming signal. A preliminary severity or possible event type is computed from the sampled frame. A deeper inspection request is triggered of the raw streaming signal or of another raw streaming signal. Segments of content from the raw streaming signal or the other raw streaming signal are inspected. An actual severity or actual event type is computed from the inspected content. The actual severity or actual event type can be included in a normalized signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Banjo, Inc.
    Inventors: Kw Justin Leung, Michael Avner Urbach, Armando Guereca-Pinuelas, Christopher E. Latko, Damien Patton, Rish Mehta
  • Patent number: 11017539
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a communication interface and a processor. The communication interface is to communicate with a plurality of cameras. The processor is to obtain metadata associated with an initial state of an object, wherein the object is captured by a first camera in a first video stream at a first point in time, and wherein the metadata is obtained based on the first video stream. The processor is further to predict, based on the metadata, a future state of the object at a second point in time, and identify a second camera for capturing the object at the second point in time. The processor is further to configure the second camera to capture the object in a second video stream at the second point in time, wherein the second camera is configured to capture the object based on the future state of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Marcos Emanuel Carranza, Lakshmi N. Talluru, Cesar I. Martinez Spessot, Mateo Guzman, Sebastian M. Salomon, Mats G. Agerstam
  • Patent number: 11010815
    Abstract: According to certain aspects of the disclosure, a computer-implemented method may be used for providing a vehicle recommendation based on user gestures. The method may include displaying at least one image of a vehicle to a user and receiving at least one gesture from the user performed on the at least one image of the vehicle. Additionally, the method may include assigning a value to the at least one gesture from the user and determining a feature of the vehicle based on the at least one gesture from the user. Additionally, the method may include receiving gesture information related to the at least one gesture and determining a vehicle preference of the user based on the value, the feature of the vehicle, and the gesture information. Additionally, the method may include identifying at least one available vehicle based on the vehicle preference of the user and displaying the at least one available vehicle to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiang Chow, Steven Dang, Elizabeth Furlan
  • Patent number: 11004182
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing image data representing a document to remove deformations contained in the document are disclosed. A system may include one or more memory devices storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions. The instructions may instruct the system to provide, to a machine learning system, a training dataset representing a plurality of documents containing a plurality of training deformations. The instructions may also instruct the system to use the machine learning system to process image data representing a target document containing a target document deformation. The machine learning system may generate restored image data representing the target document with the target document deformation removed. The instructions may further instruct the system to provide the restored image data to at least one of a graphical user interface, an image storage device, or a computer vision system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Reza Farivar, Kenneth Taylor
  • Patent number: 11004181
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing image data representing a document to remove deformations contained in the document are disclosed. A system may include one or more memory devices storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions. The instructions may instruct the system to provide, to a machine learning system, a training dataset representing a plurality of documents containing a plurality of training deformations. The instructions may also instruct the system to use the machine learning system to process image data representing a target document containing a target document deformation. The machine learning system may generate restored image data representing the target document with the target document deformation removed. The instructions may further instruct the system to provide the restored image data to at least one of a graphical user interface, an image storage device, or a computer vision system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Reza Farivar, Kenneth Taylor
  • Patent number: 10998710
    Abstract: The invention proposes a high-voltage direct current cut-off device, comprising: in series, a cut-off device and a current limiter; an accumulation line in parallel with the current limiter, an oscillating circuit, in parallel with the cut-off apparatus, comprising an oscillation control switch and having an inductance wherein the accumulation line includes at least two accumulation capacitors, and in that the oscillation line extends from a branch connection point of the accumulation line situated between the two accumulation capacitors, determining a secondary segment of the accumulation line connected to the main conduction line between the current limiter and the main cut-off apparatus so as to form part of the oscillating circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SUPERGRID INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Pierre Legendre, Raphaël Chassagnoux, Christophe Creusot, Philippe Guuinic
  • Patent number: 10997424
    Abstract: A computing system engages in digital image processing of received video frames to generate sport data that indicates a score and/or a time associated with a sport event. The digital image processing includes: (i) identifying a first frame region of the video frames based on the first frame region depicting a scoreboard; (ii) executing a first procedure that analyzes the identified first frame region to detect, within the identified first frame region, second frame region(s) based on the second frame region(s) depicting text of the scoreboard; (iii) in response to detecting the second frame region(s), executing a second procedure to recognize the text in at least one of the second frame region(s); and (iv) based at least on the recognizing of the text, generating the sport data. In response to completing the digital image processing, the computing system then carries out an action based on the generated sport data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Gracenote, inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott, Markus Kurt Peter Cremer, Nishit Umesh Parekh, Dewey Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10990992
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for assisting users in assessing costs of transactions. For instance, method may include: determining a cost value of at least one transaction associated with a user; classifying the user into a category, based on consumer interest characteristics of the user and consumer interest characteristics associated with the category; determining a relatable product based on the consumer interest characteristics associated with the category, the relatable product being a product purchased by a plurality of persons classified in the category; determining a relatable cost value, the relatable cost value being a representation of the cost value of the at least one transaction using a quantity of the respective relatable product; and presenting the relatable cost value to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Walters, Jeremy Goodsitt
  • Patent number: 10977664
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media for transferring a robot customer service to a human customer service are provided. One of the methods includes: obtaining conversation characteristics from at least one round of conversations between the robot customer service and a customer; obtaining state characteristics of the customer; inputting the conversation characteristics and the state characteristics into a confidence score evaluation model to obtain a confidence score evaluation value; and when the confidence score evaluation value meets a robot-to-human intervention condition, transferring the customer to the human customer service. The confidence score evaluation model is a machine learning model, comprising a linear sub-model input with the conversation characteristics and a deep neural network sub-model input with the state characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Minghui Yang
  • Patent number: 10977252
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method monitors a plurality of data streams passing through a router in the connectivity service provider environment, and for each of the data streams, periodically samples packets at the router. The method further generates a stream signature based at least on the payload of the sampled packets. The method further includes, for each generated stream signature, attaching information to the stream signature. Such information may, for example, include time-stamp information for the stream signature, or an identification of the router. The method may further comprise storing the stream signatures corresponding to the data streams in a database. The stored stream signatures may be compared to determine matching stream signatures. Matching signatures may identify data streams that carry identical or similar content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Sergey Yermakov, Travis Ewert
  • Patent number: 10973058
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a method is provided. The method includes accessing a predefined numeric sequence at an application processor. The method further includes receiving, from a sensor of the sensor system, a verification sequence having a predetermined quantity of repetitions of the predefined numeric sequence. The method further includes correlating the verification sequence with the predefined numeric sequence. The method further includes counting a quantity of correlations between the predefined numeric sequence and the verification sequence. The method further includes adjusting a parameter of the sensor or the application processor in response to the predetermined quantity of repetitions not equaling the quantity of correlations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Saverio Trotta, Reinhard-Wolfgang Jungmaier, Achim Dallmann
  • Patent number: 10963672
    Abstract: Method for detecting the presence of a body part carrying an imprint on an imprint sensor comprising a transparent face on which a body part must be placed, an image sensor, situated opposite the transparent face, able to acquire an image of an imprint, a light source for illuminating a body part placed on the transparent face. The method comprises: switching on the light source; acquiring a multicomponent image with the image sensor, each color component of the multicomponent sensor corresponding to a predefined wavelength range; obtaining, for each color component of said multicomponent image, information representing a signal generated by said image sensor for said color component; comparing said representative items of information with each other and detecting the presence of a body part according to the result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
    Inventor: Denis Dumont
  • Patent number: 10949701
    Abstract: A method for recognizing a character includes: obtaining a character; converting the character into a radical based character recognition result, where the radical based character recognition result comprises symbols indicating radicals of the character and a structure of the radicals of the character; and recognizing the character based on the radical based character recognition result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: IFLYTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Du, Jianshu Zhang, Lirong Dai, Jinshui Hu, Jiajia Wu, Cong Liu, Guoping Hu, Qingfeng Liu
  • Patent number: 10949662
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a processor that acquires document image data generated by reading the document and recognizes a character string included in the document image data by character recognition and a storage that saves the document image data, in which the processor compares a folder name of an existing folder in the storage with the character string included in the document image data to select a folder in which at least a part of the folder name matches the character string included in the document image data, as a folder of a save destination of the document image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kentaro Kanada
  • Patent number: 10936897
    Abstract: Various methods are using SQL based data extraction for extracting relevant information from images. These are rule based methods of generating SQL-Query from NL, if any new English sentences are to be handled then manual intervention is required. Further becomes difficult for non-technical user. A system and method for extracting relevant from the images using a conversational interface and database querying have been provided. The system eliminates noisy effects, identifying the type of documents and detect various entities for diagrams. Further a schema is designed which allows an easy to understand abstraction of the entities detected by the deep vision models and the relationships between them. Relevant information and fields can then be extracted from the document by writing SQL queries on top of the relationship tables. A natural language based interface is added so that a non-technical user, specifying the queries in natural language, can fetch the information effortlessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Lovekesh Vig, Gautam Shroff, Arindam Chowdhury, Rohit Rahul, Gunjan Sehgal, Vishwanath Doreswamy, Monika Sharma, Ashwin Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10936472
    Abstract: Provided is a screen recording preparation method for evaluating software usability using additional data of a user session carried out by a computing system includes at least the following steps in an initial phase: loading a screen recording including a number of N time-ordered screenshots of the user session from a storage medium and detecting visual features within each of the N screenshots, wherein each of the features is attributed a position within the respective screenshot and a score identifying the feature, and creating a set of metadata containing an identifier of each of the N screenshots and the features detected within each of the N screenshots and setting a threshold similarity value. The method also comprises a cycling phase for treating the metadata. Also, a computing system, a computer program and a computer-readable storage medium perform a method according to an embodiment of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: EYEVIDO GMBH
    Inventors: Tina Walber, Christoph Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10936657
    Abstract: In some examples, a computer receives event data relating to events of a system, and builds a graph comprising nodes representing respective values of attributes of the events, and edges between the nodes, each respective edge of the edges representing co-occurrence of values of attributes represented by nodes connected by the respective edge. The computer computes edge weights of corresponding edges of the edges, and identifies paths in the graph, where each path of the paths comprises two or more nodes and a corresponding edge or edges. The computer determines an affinity among the values of the attributes based on a shortest path determining process that uses the edge weights for distances of the identified paths, and resolves an anomaly in the system based on the determined affinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Netiq Corporation
    Inventors: Roger Huebner, Polina Alber
  • Patent number: 10909429
    Abstract: A system includes a computing device that includes a memory configured to store instructions. The system also includes a processor to execute the instructions to perform operations that include receiving data representing an image, the image being represented in the data by a collection of visual elements. Operations also include determining whether to select the image for presentation by one or more entities using a machine learning system, the machine learning system being trained using data representing a plurality of training images and data representing one or more attributes regarding image presentation by the one or more entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MONOTYPE IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Luis Sanz Arilla, Esteban Del Boca, Sampo Juhani Kaasila, Rubén Ezequiel Torti López, Nicolás Rubén Tomatis
  • Patent number: 10909358
    Abstract: A machine system includes an image processor to transform a raw digital image to a set of drawing objects comprising individual lines, shapes, and text; a block diagram generator to transform the set of drawing objects into a block diagram; and a flow chart generator to transform the set of drawing objects into a flow chart. A client device receives a raw image signal of a print or display graph from a camera and in response processes the raw image to reduce noise, normalize the raw image data, and reduce pixel information. A server system receives the processed image from the client device and in response operates image processor logic to transform the processed image into a format in which image lines and other geometric objects are manipulatable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Rowan TELS Corp.
    Inventor: Charles Mirho
  • Patent number: 10908622
    Abstract: Described is a method that involves operating an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to begin a flight, where the UAV relies on a navigation system to navigate to a destination. During the flight, the method involves operating a camera to capture images of the UAV's environment, and analyzing the images to detect features in the environment. The method also involves establishing a correlation between features detected in different images, and using location information from the navigation system to localize a feature detected in different images. Further, the method involves generating a flight log that includes the localized feature. Also, the method involves detecting a failure involving the navigation system, and responsively operating the camera to capture a post-failure image. The method also involves identifying one or more features in the post-failure image, and determining a location of the UAV based on a relationship between an identified feature and a localized feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Wing Aviation LLC
    Inventors: Dinuka Abeywardena, Damien Jourdan
  • Patent number: 10902222
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses methods and systems for selective translation of a language of a multi-function device, wherein the language of the multi-function device is a pre-defined language. The method includes receiving a print job from a user along with one or more job attributes, wherein at least one job attribute indicates a local language of the user. Then, the local language is identified from the at least one job attribute. One or more job specific user interfaces are identified. Based on the identified local language of the user, the identified one or more job specific user interfaces are translated in the local language of the user and stored. After this, an input from the user is received. Based on the input, at least one translated job specific user interface is displayed in the local language of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Muralidaran Krishnasamy, Narayan Kesavan, Raj Kumar
  • Patent number: 10896482
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to systems and methods for image capturing technologies and, more particularly, to a slice scan imaging system and respective processes to achieve high quality images. The method can be implemented in a computing device, which includes: capturing multiple lines of an image in a single slice; capturing multiple slices; stitching together the multiple slices by aligning common features of the images of a previous slice with a successive slice; and blending together the stitched together multiple slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander M. Elhage, Michael Riess
  • Patent number: 10895981
    Abstract: Provided is a writing program for enabling accurate character recognition, and a character input device equipped with the same. The character input device includes: a storage configured to store a writing program; and an input unit configured to output the writing program to provide a character writing environment, wherein the writing program outputs the following input windows: a character output window for outputting a character input by a user, a first language input window for allowing a character written thereon by the user to be recognized as a first language, and a second language input window for allowing a character written thereon by the user to be recognized as a second language, and wherein the second language input window is distinguishable from the first language window. Accordingly, accurate character recognition may be enabled and thus errors possibly caused during character writing may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Se-Ho Oh
  • Patent number: 10893302
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: receiving, by a computer device, original livestream video content from a livestreaming application on a first mobile device; receiving, by the computer device, a modification command from a second device located in a proximity of the first mobile device; modifying, by the computer device, the original livestream video content based on the modification command to create a modified livestream video content, the modified livestream video content being different from the original livestream video content; and transmitting, by the computer device, the modified livestream video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Jeremy R. Fox, Cesar Augusto Rodriguez Bravo, Zachary A. Silverstein
  • Patent number: 10890980
    Abstract: An operating apparatus is provided with: a line-of-sight detector configured to detect a line of sight of an occupant of a vehicle; a face direction detector configured to detect a face direction of the occupant; and an estimator configured to estimate an operation intention intended by the face direction on the basis of the detected face direction, on condition that a change in the detected face direction is greater than a change in the detected line of sight by an amount that is greater than or equal to a predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kiyofumi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10887487
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an image reading device that optically reads a document to obtain image data; a character recognizer that recognizes a character pattern included in the image data as a character; a character estimator that, for the character pattern that the character recognizer failed to recognize, from characters, which precede and follow the character pattern and have been recognized by the character recognizer, estimates, in accordance with a grammar rule, a character that the character pattern indicates; and an image data reconfigurer that arranges each character recognized by the character recognizer and each character estimated by the character estimator in an order same as an arrangement order of each character pattern included in the image data to generate reconfigured image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Nixon Segarra, Jr., Vinald Rey Cagatan, Irish Navarro, Jefty Negapatan, John Paul Dingle, Jay Pabalate, Jesus Jovannie John Burgos, Deniel Molina, Shiela Mae Quimbo, Rodney Omangayon
  • Patent number: 10878563
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shape data production method and a system for the same for realizing contactless receiving of data regarding the inner shape of a tubular body which includes a step of generating multiple pieces of two-dimensional image data based on a signal from an image capturing device configured to be movable inside a tubular body and configured to capture an image of the inside of the tubular body; a step of receiving space information on the image capturing device upon image capturing by the image capturing device based on a signal from a motion sensor placed at the image capturing device; and a step of associating the two-dimensional image data and the space information with each other and generating three-dimensional shape data of the inside of the tubular body based on the two-dimensional image data and the space information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: RION Co., Ltd., Utsunomiya University
    Inventors: Takeshi Nakagawa, Daisuke Barada
  • Patent number: 10866184
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods, computer readable medium and systems for detecting and counting single nucleic acid molecules confined in nanoliter volumes using an unmodified camera, such as a cell phone camera. In particular, it identifies colorimetric amplification-indicator dyes that are compatible with the spectral sensitivity of standard mobile phones. The invention further provides an optimal ratiometric image-process for a selected dye to achieve a readout that is robust to lighting conditions and camera hardware and provides unambiguous quantitative results, even for colorblind users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Rustem F. Ismagilov, Jesus Rodriguez Manzano, Mikhail Karymov, David A. Selck, Stefano Begolo, Erik B. Jue, Dmitriy V. Zhukov
  • Patent number: 10860859
    Abstract: Detection of activity in video content, and more particularly detecting in video start and end frames inclusive of an activity and a classification for the activity, is fundamental for video analytics including categorizing, searching, indexing, segmentation, and retrieval of videos. Existing activity detection processes rely on a large set of features and classifiers that exhaustively run over every time step of a video at multiple temporal scales, or as a small improvement computationally propose segments of the video on which to perform classification. These existing activity detection processes, however, are computationally expensive, particularly when trying to achieve activity detection accuracy, and moreover are not configurable for any particular time or computation budget. The present disclosure provides a time and/or computation budget-aware method for detecting activity in video that relies on a recurrent neural network implementing a learned policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaodong Yang, Pavlo Molchanov, Jan Kautz, Behrooz Mahasseni
  • Patent number: 10861123
    Abstract: A filter processing apparatus comprises: K arithmetic operation units configured to perform predetermined arithmetic operation processing parallelly; a data holding unit configured to hold a plurality of data values; a coefficient holding unit configured to hold a plurality of filter coefficients; a first pattern holding unit configured to hold a first pattern that selects K data values from the plurality of data values; a second pattern holding unit configured to hold a second pattern that selects one filter coefficient from the plurality of filter coefficients; and a control unit configured to sequentially input the K data values to the K arithmetic operation units with reference to the first pattern and sequentially input the one common filter coefficient to the K arithmetic operation units with reference to the second pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsewei Chen, Masami Kato
  • Patent number: 10860898
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for adding new features to a network service. A method includes receiving an image depicting an object of interest. A category set is determined for the object of interest and an image signature is generated for the image. Using the category set and the image signature, the method identifies a set of publications within a publication database and assigns a rank to each publication. The method causes presentation of the ranked list of publications at a computing device from which the image was received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Fan Yang, Ajinkya Gorakhnath Kale, Qiaosong Wang, Mohammadhadi Kiapour, Robinson Piramuthu
  • Patent number: 10860672
    Abstract: Briefly, embodiments of methods or systems providing a mobile device user with localized and/or time-selectable search query terms and/or search results are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: R2 Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Lars Erik Holmquist, Guilherme Chapiewski
  • Patent number: 10853719
    Abstract: A data collecting device includes a receiver configured to receive an optical signal; an optical-to-electrical converter configured to convert the optical signal received by the receiver into an electrical signal; an analog-to-digital converter configured to convert the electrical signal into a digital signal; a data reducing circuit configured to reduce the digital signal output from the analog-to-digital converter; and a transmitter configured to transmit, to a managing device that manages the data collecting device, a signal obtained by reducing the digital signal by the data reducing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takahito Tanimura, Takeshi Hoshida
  • Patent number: 10846804
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic business card exchange system and method using a mobile terminal. Particularly, the present invention relates to an electronic business card exchange system using a mobile terminal and an electronic business card exchange method using a mobile terminal, wherein an electronic business card is generated and is registered in a server, business card identification information of the registered electronic business card is assigned by the server, the business card identification information is used to transmit the business card to a mobile terminal of at least one business card exchange target nearby, and the business card exchange targets receiving the electronic business cards are grouped according to any one or more among a position, a time, and a keyword, such as a meeting name, or the like, for management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Jun-Yub Lee
  • Patent number: 10846536
    Abstract: An image processing device (100) includes a change detection unit (101) that detects a target state change in a person on the basis of an input image, and a determination unit (102) that determines an abnormal state in accordance with a detection obtained by detecting occurrences of the target state change in a plurality of persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroo Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10836312
    Abstract: Vehicle safety is enhanced by providing a video system incorporating multiple cameras providing separate video feeds that are stitched together by a controller to provide a composite video viewable by the operator that changes in real time along with changes to the speed and direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ROM ACQUISITION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Avraham Y. Levi
  • Patent number: 10829349
    Abstract: A CHE controller arrangement comprises: an execution controller in operative connection with one or more engines of the CHE and configured to control movement of the CHE; a communication controller having a memory to at least store a job to be executed by said CHE, the communication controller further comprising a first interface to retrieve instructions from an external instance, and particular from a terminal operating system related to a plurality of jobs to be executed by said CHE and a second interface to communicate with at least a second CHE; a control interface between the execution controller and the communication controller being adapted to provide instructions to the execution controller responsive to an execution of said job, and the second inter face being adapted to forward at least one job of the plurality of jobs in response to a respective request by said at least one second CHE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: APM TERMINALS B.V.
    Inventor: Alexandru Duca
  • Patent number: 10832809
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method, apparatus and system for processing a case management model (CMM). According to an embodiment, there is provided a method for processing a CMM, the method includes: obtaining an existing CMM having a plurality of elements; obtaining a new CMM having at least one element; aligning an element of the new CMM to an element of the existing CMM according to match costs between the element of the new CMM and the plurality of elements of the existing CMM; and fusing the new CMM into the existing CMM based on the match cost between the aligned elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jing Li, Xiang Li, Haifeng Liu, Jing Mei, Guo Tong Xie, Yi Qin Yu
  • Patent number: 10832100
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing device includes a storage device and a processor connected to the storage device. The processor is configured to perform a process for displaying an image and information related to a size of a recognition target, and recognize a recognition target from the image. The information related to the size of the recognition target includes visual information of the recognition target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yojiro Tonouchi, Daisuke Kobayashi, Osamu Yamaguchi, Hideo Umeki
  • Patent number: 10832109
    Abstract: Systems and methods for utilizing one or more cameras at a mobile device to assist in the implementing anti-counterfeit measures for digital barcodes are disclosed. For example, the systems and methods use a mobile device's front camera to capture photographs (or images) at a certain frequency (e.g., capture a photograph every 0.20 seconds). The systems and methods then scan the captured photograph and retrieve relevant image data (for example, scan image vertically and utilize image data of every fourth pixel). The systems and methods compare certain properties of the retrieved image data with properties of one or more comparison light sources. When the systems and methods detect a match (for example, a match within certain threshold parameters), they identify a barcode among a set of barcodes and display the identified barcode at a display screen of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Holman
  • Patent number: 10834406
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a perceptual quality application determines an absolute quality score for encoded video content viewed on a target viewing device. In operation, the perceptual quality application determines a baseline absolute quality score for the encoded video content viewed on a baseline viewing device. Subsequently, the perceptual quality application determines that a target value for a type of the target viewing device does not match a base value for the type of the baseline viewing device. The perceptual quality application computes an absolute quality score for the encoded video content viewed on the target viewing device based on the baseline absolute quality score and the target value. Because the absolute quality score is independent of the viewing device, the absolute quality score accurately reflects the perceived quality of a wide range of encoded video content when decoded and viewed on a viewing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Zhi Li, Anne Aaron, Anush Moorthy, Christos Bampis
  • Patent number: 10825137
    Abstract: A method of operation of an optical character recognition pre-localization system, comprising receiving an image having an original frame to be pre-processed for optical character recognition, applying a pyramid filter to the original frame in order to create a filtered image containing blobs to be analyzed as potential regions of interest that may contain characters, tiling the filtered image into a set of tiles of a defined tile size, and for each tile, determining a contrast, a module value and a gradient angle, identifying a first tile of the set of tiles of the filtered image, wherein the contrast and the module values of the first tile are higher than a respective contrast threshold and module threshold, and generating at least one region of interest of the original frame to be passed to an optical character recognition decoding module based on the first tile, and related systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech, S.r.l.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Vorabbi, Stefano Santi
  • Patent number: 10824871
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for generating a unique signature for a space. During operation, the system causes a mobile platform to make one or more passes through the space along a repeatable path. While moving through the space, the system captures an image of the space around the mobile platform. A filter is applied to the image to generate vertical bins, the vertical bins being one-dimensional vectors of the space around the mobile platform. The one-dimensional vectors are combined over time to create a two-dimensional trace, with the two-dimensional trace being a unique signature for the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Corey M. Thibeault, Narayan Srinivasa
  • Patent number: 10827126
    Abstract: An electronic device and method are provided guiding image capturing based on property information of an external light source. The electronic device includes a camera, a display, and a processor. The processor is configured to obtain an image using the camera; identify a face included in the image; determine a first brightness value for a first region of the identified face and a second brightness value for a second region of the identified face; determine property information of an external light source for the identified face, based on the first brightness value and the second brightness value; and provide, through the display, guide information corresponding to the property information of the external light source for the identified face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Soon Hwan Kwon, Jung Keun Cho, Hyun Mi Kwak, Joon Ki Kim, Sol Kim, Myeong Gi Jeong
  • Patent number: 10810432
    Abstract: Methods and systems for differentiating an object in a video. One system includes an electronic computing device including an electronic processor configured to determine context information associated with a video. The electronic processor is further configured to determine an object included in the video to be differentiated from other objects included in the video. The electronic processor is further configured to determine a level of differentiation for the object based on the context information. The electronic processor is further configured to alter the video to create an altered video that shows the object differentiated from the other objects in accordance with the level of differentiation. The electronic processor is further configured to provide the altered video to a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Kang Bum Lee, Daniel A. Law, Philip E. May, Shwetal S. Parikh
  • Patent number: 10810356
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products for aiding user access to technical data for an item. In one embodiment a method is provided comprising providing a model of the item, wherein the model comprises a plurality of visual representations, each visual representation representing one or more components of the item; receiving input selecting at least one of the one or more visual representations; responsive to receiving input selecting the at least one of the one or more visual representations, identifying one or more topics associated with the selected visual representation; providing at least a portion of the one or more topics associated with the selected visual representation; receiving input selecting at least one of the one or more topics; and responsive to receiving input selecting a topic of the one or more topics, providing technical data associated with the topic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: MBTE Holdings Sweden AB
    Inventors: Ran Meriaz, Yoram Meriaz, Alex Tkachman
  • Patent number: 10810434
    Abstract: Techniques for presenting comments relative to video frames are described herein. The disclosed techniques include obtaining a video comprising a plurality of frames; detecting an edge of at least one object in a frame among the plurality of frames; identifying an area inside the edge of the at least one object as a first area and filling the first area with a color so as to distinguish the first area from others; determining a location of the first area relative to the frame; and determining a movement direction of at least one comment to be presented relative to the frame or a change of a transparency value of the at least one comment to be presented relative to the frame based at least on the location of the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Shanghai Bilibili Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuxing Wang
  • Patent number: 10783371
    Abstract: The present invention provides a Gabor cube feature selection-based classification method for hyperspectral remote sensing images, comprising the following steps: generating three-dimensional Gabor filters according to set frequency and direction parameter values; convoluting hyperspectral remote sensing images with the three-dimensional Gabor filters to obtain three-dimensional Gabor features; selecting three-dimensional Gabor features, classification contribution degrees to various classes of which meet preset requirements, from the three-dimensional Gabor features; and classifying the hyperspectral remote sensing images by a multi-task joint sparse representation-based classification means by using the selected three-dimensional Gabor features. The present invention is based on the three-dimensional Gabor features, and the used three-dimensional Gabor features contain rich local change information of a signal and are competent in feature characterizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Sen Jia, Jie Hu, Yao Xie, Linlin Shen
  • Patent number: 10779019
    Abstract: The system and method disclosed herein relate to the establishment of both the location and identity of individual items in pictures or videos and delivering of related information thereto. Initially, images in video source content are scanned and individual elements in the images are dynamically compared with digital images stored in a database to identify individual items in the image that match the digital images stored in the database. Upon detecting a match, information is accessed in the database that is related to the digital image that matches the identified individual item. The accessed information is then transmitted to a secondary system that is in communication with a display device, such that the accessed information is displayed on the secondary system in coordination with the video source content being displayed on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HSNi, LLC
    Inventor: John McDevitt