Pattern Recognition Patents (Class 382/181)
  • Patent number: 11367177
    Abstract: A checking device for a label, with a processor for the detection of the label and a layout unit for the creation of a layout of the label from layout data, wherein the checking device comprises a data converter device configured in such a way that it generates test data from layout data in memory in order to control the processor. A data converter device for use in a checking device, wherein the data converter device is configured in such a way that it generates test data from layout data in memory for checking the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Wipotec Wiege-und Positioniersysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Michael Czerny, Karl Georg Burri
  • Patent number: 11366968
    Abstract: A processor may generate a plurality of intermediate feature layers of an image using convolutional neural network (CNN) processing. For each intermediate feature layer, the processor may generate a plurality of text proposals using a region proposal network (RPN). Each text proposal may comprise a portion of the intermediate feature layer that is predicted to contain text. The processor may perform OCR processing on image data within a plurality of regions of the image to generate a text result for each region. Each region may comprise at least one of the text proposals. The processor may assemble the text results into a text string comprising the text results ordered according to a spatial order in which the plurality of regions appear within the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Terrence J. Torres, Homa Foroughi
  • Patent number: 11354819
    Abstract: The primary purpose of the present invention is to enable devices/machines/systems to perform an optimized video analytics on images and videos. The present invention focuses on detecting, tracking, and classifying objects in a scene. Here, the tracking is performed by comparing objects across at least two frames and then associating the objects based on a cost matrix. Some examples of the objects include, but are not limited to, persons, animals, vehicles, or any other articles or items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Nortek Security & Control
    Inventors: Vaidhi Nathan, Maxim Sokolov, Chandan Gope
  • Patent number: 11354890
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to acquire image data from preprocessing, calculate information related to accuracy of a result of processing for each partial region of an image corresponding to the acquired image data, and notify the preprocessing of the calculated information related to the accuracy and information for specifying a corresponding partial region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Uejo, Yuki Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 11348280
    Abstract: A method for pose estimation includes receiving an image containing an object, a first pose of the object in the image, and 3D boundary features of a model corresponding to the object; computing a first pose confidence of the first pose based on the image, the 3D boundary features, and the first pose; perturbing the first pose to obtain a second pose; computing a second pose confidence of the second pose based on the image, the 3D boundary features, and the second pose; determining if the second pose confidence is greater than the first pose confidence, and; and outputting the second pose and the second pose confidence if the second pose confidence is greater than the first pose confidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akshaya Mishra, Rouzbeh Maani
  • Patent number: 11321028
    Abstract: a method for correcting an error in image printing, the method includes receiving a reference digital image (RDI). Based on a predefined selection criterion, one or more regions in the RDI that are suitable for use as anchor features for sensing the error, are selected. A digital image (DI) acquired from a printed image of the RDI, is received and the one or more regions are identified in the DI. Based on the anchor features of the DI, the error is estimated in the printed image. A correction that, when applied to the DI, compensates for the estimated error, is calculated. The estimated error is corrected in a subsequent digital image (SDI) to be printed, and the SDI having the corrected error, is printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: LANDA CORPORATION LTD.
    Inventor: Boris Levant
  • Patent number: 11317005
    Abstract: A system for determining compression rates for images, the system comprising a processing resource configured to: obtain a given image at least partially comprising a given text; compress the given image at a given compression ratio, giving rise to a compressed image; perform Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on the compressed image, giving rise to OCR text; compare the OCR text to the given text, giving rise to comparison results; upon the comparison results meeting a rule, increase the given compression rate; and upon the compression results not meeting a rule, return to a previous compression rate, if any.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: GLASSBOX LTD.
    Inventors: Eliav Atoun, Oleg Bezrudny
  • Patent number: 11302093
    Abstract: Detection of typed and/or pasted text, caret tracking, and active element detection for a computing system are disclosed. The location on the screen associated with a computing system where the user has been typing or pasting text, potentially including hot keys or other keys that do not cause visible characters to appear, can be identified and the physical position on the screen where typing or pasting occurred can be provided based on the current resolution of where one or more characters appeared, where the cursor was blinking, or both. This can be done by identifying locations on the screen where changes occurred and performing text recognition and/or caret detection on these locations. The physical position of the typing or pasting activity allows determination of an active or focused element in an application displayed on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: UiPath, Inc.
    Inventor: Vaclav Skarda
  • Patent number: 11301727
    Abstract: The present invention provides an efficient image classification method based on structured pruning, which incorporates a spatial pruning method based on variation regularization, including steps such as image data preprocessing, inputting images to neural network, image model pruning and retraining, and new image class predication and classification. The present invention adopts a structured pruning method that removes unimportant weight parameters of the original network model and reduces unnecessary computational and memory consumptions caused by the network model in image classification to simplify the image classifier, and then uses the sparsified network model to predict and classify new images. The simplified method according to the present invention improves the original network model in image classification efficiency by nearly two times, costs about 30% less memory consumption and produces a better classification result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Zhejiang University
    Inventors: Haoji Hu, Xiang Li, Huan Wang
  • Patent number: 11294858
    Abstract: Described herein is a method and system for flexible, high performance structured data processing. The method and system contains techniques for balancing and jointly optimising processing speed, resource utilisation, flexibility, scalability, and configurability in one workflow. A prime example of its application is the analysis of spatial data, e.g. LiDAR and imagery. However, the invention is applicable to a wide range of structured data problems in a variety of dimensions and settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Anditi Pty, Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Goodwin, Patrick Poissant, Shaileshkumar Lathiya, Peter Jamieson, Stephen Craig
  • Patent number: 11294665
    Abstract: A software development system maps the organization and storage of software or code of a project in a structured database instead of in a series of discrete files and directories in a traditional file system. The code is analyzed and parsed to create parse trees for storage in the structured database. Individual software developers may be presented with the code taking the appearance of a traditional file-based representation with each developer being able to have their own customized representation or view of the code to best suit their needs, preferences and current task. To facilitate migration to such a system, tools are provided to export a snapshot of the structured database into discrete files in order that existing file-based tools may continue to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: William Knight Foster, Mark W. Publicover, Robert M. Mather
  • Patent number: 11295434
    Abstract: Both improvement of a degree of freedom in selecting the model of the imaging device and improvement in accuracy of the image inspection are achieved by causing an imaging device conformable to a standardization standard to perform multi-stage processing in order. A setting device specifies a combination of values of a plurality of selectors for realizing multi-stage processing set by a user on a user interface, and transmits the values of the selectors and register information to the imaging device. The imaging device stores the values of the selectors in a location indicated by the corresponding register information, and sequentially executes the multi-stage processing specified by the combination of the values of the selectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: KEYENCE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yamagami
  • Patent number: 11280632
    Abstract: A method for reproducing a map display depending on a driving situation, a device for reproducing a map display depending on a driving situation, and a transportation vehicle having a corresponding device. The method includes detecting one or more driving situation-dependent parameters, wherein at least one driving situation-dependent parameter is based on the geographical position; setting one or more display properties of the map display depending on the one or more detected driving situation-dependent parameters; and reproducing the set map display using a display device. This allows a map display adequate for a situation to be provided to a transportation vehicle operator, the map display clearly and intelligibly reproducing the information relevant to the present driving situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Tobias Pögel, Gabriel Schwab, Benjamin Gross
  • Patent number: 11284041
    Abstract: In a materials handling facility, events may be associated with users based on imaging data captured from multiple fields of view. When an event is detected at a location within the fields of view of multiple cameras, two or more of the cameras may be identified as having captured images of the location at a time of the event. Users within the materials handling facility may be identified from images captured prior to, during or after the event, and visual representations of the respective actors may be generated from the images. The event may be associated with one of the users based on distances between the users' hands and the location of the event, as determined from the visual representations, or based on imaging data captured from the users' hands, which may be processed to determine which, if any, of such hands includes an item associated with the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alessandro Bergamo, Pahal Kamlesh Dalal, Nishitkumar Ashokkumar Desai, Jayakrishnan Kumar Eledath, Marian Nasr Amin George, Jean Laurent Guigues, Gerard Guy Medioni, Kartik Muktinutalapati, Robert Matthias Steele, Lu Xia
  • Patent number: 11282296
    Abstract: A face identification method includes performing a distance detection to obtain a detected distance value; determining whether the detected distance value is smaller than a distance threshold; when the detected distance value is smaller than the distance threshold, determining a luminance corresponding to the detected distance value and emitting an infrared light according to the luminance; capturing an infrared light image and performing face identification to the infrared light image; and when the face identification is successful, performing a corresponding event. A face identification apparatus configured to perform the face identification method is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pei-Hua Sun, Kai-Hsun Chen
  • Patent number: 11263542
    Abstract: Technologies for automatic discovery and connection to a representational state transfer (REST) interface include a provider computing device communicatively coupled to a REST interface of a Web service hosted by a 3rd party. The provider computing device is configured to analyze a data representation received from a REST interface of a Web service in response to having transmitted an HTTP request to an endpoint of the Web service and determine a pattern of the data representation as a function of the analysis of the data representation. Additionally, the provider computing device is configured to generate one or more possible schemas for the REST interface based on the determined pattern. Additional embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Gregory P. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 11263769
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an image processing device, image processing method, and image processing system that are capable of freely deciding a position of a cutout region when cutting out an image from an original image. The image processing device includes an object detection unit configured to detect an object in a first image, and a cutout region deciding unit configured to decide, as a cutout region, a region positioned in a relative direction based on a position at which the object is detected in the first image, the relative direction varying depending on a detection condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Tsunashima
  • Patent number: 11257337
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tracking the location of an asset may utilize wireless asset beacons broadcasting asset information/data and powered asset beacons secured relative to movable powered assets. The powered asset beacons may be configured to receive signals transmitted from the asset beacons and to ascertain a relative location between the asset beacon and the powered asset to determine an estimated location of the asset. Moreover, the asset beacons may be selectively activated based on the occurrence of a trigger event, such that the asset beacons do not wireless transmit information/data when it is desirable to limit wireless data transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Tyler, Balakrishna Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 11240012
    Abstract: An aggregate order is efficiently obtained while keeping confidentiality. An inverse permutating part (12) generates a share of a vector representing an inversely permutated cross tabulation by applying inverse permutation to a cross tabulation of a table, the inverse permutation being a permutation which moves elements so that, when the table is grouped based on a key attribute, last elements of each group are sequentially arranged from beginning. A partial summing part (13) computes a prefix sum from the inversely permutated cross tabulation. The order computing part (14) generates a share of a vector representing ascending order within a group from a result of the prefix sum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dai Ikarashi
  • Patent number: 11195520
    Abstract: Provided herein is an integrated circuit including, in some embodiments, a special-purpose host processor, a neuromorphic co-processor, and a communications interface between the host processor and the co-processor configured to transmit information therebetween. The special-purpose host processor is operable as a stand-alone host processor. The neuromorphic co-processor includes an artificial neural network. The co-processor is configured to enhance special-purpose processing of the host processor through the artificial neural network. In such embodiments, the host processor is a keyword identifier processor configured to transmit one or more detected words to the co-processor over the communications interface. The co-processor is configured to transmit recognized words, or other sounds, to the host processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SYNTIANT
    Inventors: Kurt F. Busch, Jeremiah H. Holleman, III, Pieter Vorenkamp, Stephen W. Bailey
  • Patent number: 11195047
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for an active lighting system. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a first image of the physical document having a first glare signature and a second image of the physical document having a second glare signature that is different from the first glare signature; determining a first glare map of the first image and a second glare map of the second image; comparing the first glare map to the second glare map; and generating the digital image based on the comparison of the first and second glare maps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: ID Metrics Group Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard Austin Huber, Jr., Matthew William Flagg, Satya Prakash Mallick
  • Patent number: 11180353
    Abstract: An example method may include receiving, from a sensor on a vehicle, an initial plurality of sensor data points representing a position of a face of a pallet. The vehicle may include tines configured to engage the pallet. A baseline geometric representation of the face of the pallet may be determined based on the initial plurality of sensor data points. The vehicle may be caused to reposition the tines relative to the pallet. A subsequent plurality of sensor data points representing the position of the face of the pallet after repositioning the tines may be received from the sensor. An updated geometric representation of the face of the pallet may be determined based on the subsequent sensor data points. It may be determined that the updated geometric representation deviates from the baseline geometric representation by more than a threshold value and, in response, motion of the vehicle may be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Hemal Shah, Ian Gulliver
  • Patent number: 11182869
    Abstract: A communication arrangement for at least two container handling equipment CHEs is described, said at least two CHEs configured to operate within an area comprising a plurality of container spots arranged in a plurality of rows and columns, the communication arrangement for each of the at least two CHEs comprising: a first communication module configured to retrieve from a terminal operating system a plurality of jobs to be performed by the respective CHE within said area, said job comprising instructions to move a container and to identify a container spot of the plurality of container spots, the respective CHE being a first one of said at least two CHEs; a second communication module configured to communicate with at least another, second one of the at least two CHEs operating within said area, said communication with said second CHE being autonomous from receipts from the first communication module and/or manual triggering and configured to transmit a job sharing message to said second one of the at least t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: APM Terminals B.V.
    Inventor: Alexandru Duca
  • Patent number: 11182433
    Abstract: A question and answer (Q&A) system is enhanced to support natural language queries into any document format regardless of where the underlying documents are stored. The Q&A system may be implemented “as-a-service,” e.g., a network-accessible information retrieval platform. Preferably, the techniques herein enable a user to quickly and reliably locate a document, page, chart, or data point that he or she is looking for across many different datasets. This provides for a unified view of all of the user's (or, more generally, an enterprise's) information assets (such as Adobe® PDFs, Microsoft® Word documents, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, Google Docs, scanned materials, etc.), and to be able to deeply search all of these sources for the right document, page, sheet, chart, or even answer to a question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Searchable AI Corp
    Inventors: Aaron Sisto, Nick Martin, Brian Shin, Hung Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11184604
    Abstract: A depth sensing system receives an image pair showing objects in a scene. The system generates binary hashes for pixels in the image pair by performing a random walk. The system matches pixels in the first image to pixels in the second image that depict the same point in the scene by generating cost values representing differences between the binary hashes for pairs of pixels in the images. The system generates a disparity map containing disparity vectors representing coordinate differences between matched pixels in the first and second images. The system generates and outputs a depth map based on the disparity map. The depth map represents the distances between an image acquisition system that acquired the image pair and the objects in the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Compound Eye, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Devitt
  • Patent number: 11176704
    Abstract: The pose of an object may be estimated based on fiducial points identified in a visual representation of the object. Each fiducial point may correspond with a component of the object, and may be associated with a first location in an image of the object and a second location in a 3D space. A 3D skeleton of the object may be determined by connecting the locations in the 3D space, and the object's pose may be determined based on the 3D skeleton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Fyusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Johannes Josef Holzer, Pavel Hanchar, Abhishek Kar, Matteo Munaro, Krunal Ketan Chande, Radu Bogdan Rusu
  • Patent number: 11170211
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquirer and an updater. The acquirer acquires a template document image obtained as a result of reading a template document. The updater updates, based on the template document image, processing procedure information indicating a procedure of processing including an extracting step and another step to processing procedure information indicating a procedure of processing including the extracting step and a step whose content is updated. The processing is processing to be executed based on a completed document image obtained as a result of reading a completed document generated by filling characters into the template document. The extracting step is a step of extracting a region including a character image from the completed document image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11165957
    Abstract: An imagery processing system determines alternative pixel color values for pixels of captured imagery where the alternative pixel color values are obtained from alternative sources. A main imagery capture device, such as a camera, captures main imagery such as still images and/or video sequences, of a live action scene. Alternative devices capture imagery of the live action scene, in some spectra and form, and that alternative imagery is processed to provide user-selectable alternatives for pixel ranges from the main imagery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: WETA DIGITAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Kimball D. Thurston, III, Peter M. Hillman
  • Patent number: 11163819
    Abstract: A technique for image search and retrieval in a digital medium environment includes performing a search for images satisfying a given query, displaying a result of the search query via a graphical user interface (GUI), refining the result of the search query by selecting images or objects via the GUI, automatically performing an additional search for images satisfying an updated search query based on the selected images or objects, and displaying the result of the updated search query via the GUI. In addition to selecting images or objects, one or more attributes of an object, such as the position of the selected object within the image, the size of the selected object within the image, or both, can be modified such that the updated search incorporates the modified attributes of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: John Canelis, Grace Arnold
  • Patent number: 11151423
    Abstract: Insects can be localized and classified using a predictive model. To begin, image data is obtained that corresponds to the insects. Using a predictive model, samples of the image data are evaluated to determine whether the image portions include an insect and, if so, into what category the insect should be classified (e.g., male/female, species A/species B, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Tiantian Zha, Yaniv Ovadia, Daniel Newburger, Dilip Krishnan, Josh Livni, Mark Desnoyer
  • Patent number: 11132893
    Abstract: A multi-sensor edge computing system can have at least a sensor assembly connected to an edge computing device and a downstream host. The sensor assembly may have a first sensor and a second sensor with the respective sensors being different. The edge computing device can be configured to identify a false reading of the first sensor in response to data captured by the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Seagate Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Abbas Chokor, Sonia Marrero, Jonathan P. Jones, E. Hans Geittmann, Gregory Christopher Labbe, Richard E. Rupp
  • Patent number: 11125860
    Abstract: An optical safety scanner system comprises a first illumination source for detecting presence and distances of people or other objects within a hazardous industrial area based on triangulation, and a second illumination source that verifies accurate and reliable detection by the first illumination source. The first illumination source can project LED or laser light for triangulation of objects, and the second illumination source can project a wide beam of light for detection of other intrusive objects that may be blocking the scanner system's camera and preventing accurate triangulation of people or vehicles. If the image frame generated based on the second light identifies presence of an object that is not detected by the triangulation analysis of the laser light, the safety scanner system assumes that an object is obstructing the safety scanner system's camera, and performs a suitable safety action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Galera, Anne E. Bowlby, Derek W. Jones, Nilesh Pradhan, Amanda Jimenez Marrufo, Fernando Manuel Medeiro Hidalgo, Rafael Dominguez Castro, Rafael Romay Juárez, Sergio Morillas Castillo
  • Patent number: 11126788
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed towards generating a captured font from an image of a target font. Character glyphs of the target font can be detected from the image. A character glyph can be selected from the detected character glyphs. A character mask can be generated for the selected character glyph. The character mask can be used to identify a similar font. A character from the similar font corresponding to the selected character glyph can be transformed to match the character mask. This transformed corresponding character can be presented and used to generate a captured font. In addition, a texture from the image can be applied to the captured font based on the transformed corresponding character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Matthew David Fisher, Praveen Kumar Dhanuka
  • Patent number: 11120470
    Abstract: Systems and methods of pushing content to secondary connected devices include pushing targeted content such as interactive advertisements, banners, games or application to secondary connected devices in a household. The targeted content may reflect user preferences associated with the secondary connected devices, including user behaviour and previous interaction with various forms of content viewed on the secondary connected devices. The targeted content may be either locally cached or retrieved from an advertisement server at the time of pushing to the secondary connected devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventors: Crx Chai, Isaac Chellin, Alex Fishman, Pierre Sarda
  • Patent number: 11112765
    Abstract: A control system for operation of an industrial machine includes a processor and a tangible, non-transitory, computer-readable memory communicating with the processor. The tangible, non-transitory computer-readable memory includes instructions that, in response to execution by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations including: receiving image data from an imaging device that monitors an image zone around the industrial machine, and analyzing the image data. The processor further performs operations including determining, based upon the analyzing, that the control system is functional, determining, based upon the analyzing, that the image data includes at least one of a predefined color, a predefined pattern, and a predefined shape, and transmitting a proximity signal to at least one relay module coupled between the processor and the industrial machine to halt operation of the industrial machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Safe Tek, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Graves, Joseph Graves
  • Patent number: 11100320
    Abstract: This disclosure proposes an image recognition method and apparatus. The method comprises: obtaining an image to be recognized; inputting the image into a first preset block of a residual neural network, to obtain a first image feature corresponding to the image; inputting the first image feature into a second preset block of the residual neural network, an attention model, a first convolution layer, and a pooling layer arranged in this order, to obtain first label information corresponding to the image, which has a label correlation representation; inputting the first image feature into a second convolution layer and a bidirectional neural network arranged in this order, to obtain second label information corresponding to the image, which has a label correlation representation; and determining label information corresponding to the image in accordance with the first label information and the second label information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tingting Wang, Yue Li
  • Patent number: 11080548
    Abstract: Detection of typed and/or pasted text, caret tracking, and active element detection for a computing system are disclosed. The location on the screen associated with a computing system where the user has been typing or pasting text, potentially including hot keys or other keys that do not cause visible characters to appear, can be identified and the physical position on the screen where typing or pasting occurred can be provided based on the current resolution of where one or more characters appeared, where the cursor was blinking, or both. This can be done by identifying locations on the screen where changes occurred and performing text recognition and/or caret detection on these locations. The physical position of the typing or pasting activity allows determination of an active or focused element in an application displayed on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: UiPath, Inc.
    Inventor: Vaclav Skarda
  • Patent number: 11055590
    Abstract: A multiresolution optical code can be encoded. A first set of information and a second set of information to encode in an optical code is received. An optical code that encodes the first set of information in a plurality of dots is generated. Each dot of the plurality of dots is divided into a matrix of a first number of sub-dots by a second number of sub-dots, wherein each of the first number and the second number are integers equal to or greater than three and wherein this dividing creates a set of matrices of sub-dots. The second set of information is encoded in a plurality of the sub-dots of the set of matrices of sub-dots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Roberto Ragusa, Marco Imperia, Antonio Bagarolo, Alice Guidotti
  • Patent number: 11048345
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a processor; and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory storing a program that, when executed by the processor, causes the image processing device to: obtain first coordinate data indicating a coordinate position indicated by a position indicator from a sensor that detects the coordinate position; obtain first image data to which predetermined additional information is added; and associate the first image data with position data indicating a position on a display screen of a display device, the position corresponding to the first coordinate data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ipei Hung
  • 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