Feature Extraction Patents (Class 382/190)
  • Patent number: 11451718
    Abstract: Alternating Current (AC) light sources can cause images captured using a rolling shutter to include alternating darker and brighter regions—known as flicker bands—due to some sensor rows being exposed to different intensities of light than others. Flicker bands may be compensated for by extracting them from images that are captured using exposures that at least partially overlap in time. Due to the overlap, the images may be subtracted from each other so that scene content substantially cancels out, leaving behind flicker bands. The images may be for a same frame captured by at least one sensor, such as different exposures for a frame. For example, the images used to extract flicker bands may be captured using different exposure times that share a common start time, such as using a multi-exposure sensor where light values are read out at different times during light integration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventor: Hugh Phu Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11443535
    Abstract: A license plate identification method is provided, including steps of: obtaining a to-be-processed image including all characters on a license plate; extracting several feature maps corresponding to character features of the to-be-processed image through a feature map extraction module; for each of the characters, extracting a block and a coordinate according to the feature maps through a character identification model based on a neural network; and obtaining a license plate identification result according to the respective blocks and the respective coordinates of the characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Ta Chen, Feng-Ming Liang, Jing-Hong Jheng
  • Patent number: 11443536
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for efficiently and accurately processing an image in order to detect and identify one or more objects contained in the image, and methods that may be implemented on mobile or other resource constrained devices. Embodiments of the invention introduce simple, efficient, and accurate approximations to the functions performed by a convolutional neural network (CNN); this is achieved by binarization (i.e., converting one form of data to binary values) of the weights and of the intermediate representations of data in a convolutional neural network. The inventive binarization methods include optimization processes that determine the best approximations of the convolution operations that are part of implementing a CNN using binary operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
    Inventors: Ali Farhadi, Mohammad Rastegari, Vicente Ignacio Ordonez Roman
  • Patent number: 11439218
    Abstract: A system and method for dermal spraying includes a portable, hand-held dermal application device with disposable formulation capsules that spray a formulation unto the skin and a data transmission unit operatively connecting the dermal spray device to a mobile device. The mobile device communicates with a remote server and transmits anonymized data about the user's skin conditions and treatment history. The anonymized data may be labelled and classified by a dermatologist, and stored on a secure cloud server. The anonymized data is used to train models for serum and treatment plan recommenders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: KOZHYA LLC SP. Z O.O.
    Inventors: Yoanna A. Gouchtchina, Enrique Gallar
  • Patent number: 11443385
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a digital file from a customer, extracting metadata from the file, and verifying the metadata prior to accepting the digital file. The method may include verifying that a representation of a required physical token appears in the digital file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas A. McCall, William D. Bryant, John W. S. Riney, Christopher E. Gay
  • Patent number: 11436754
    Abstract: A position posture identification device includes: an actual measurement data acquisition unit which acquires actual measurement data on the shape of a workpiece; a virtual measurement data generation unit which generates, from shape data defined for the workpiece, virtual measurement data; a filter processing unit which performs, based on the measurement property of the three-dimensional measuring machine, affine transformation on the virtual measurement data; a feature point extraction unit which extracts feature point data from the actual measurement data and the virtual measurement data; a storage unit which stores, as model data of the workpiece, the feature point data extracted from the virtual measurement data; and a position posture calculation unit which checks the feature point data of the actual measurement data against data obtained by performing coordinate transformation on the feature point data included in the model data so as to calculate the position posture of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Taiga Satou
  • Patent number: 11436290
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to process a digital photo and other media. An apparatus to process digital photos can include a tangibly embodied computer processor (CP) and a tangibly embodied database. The CP can perform processing including: (a) inputting a photo from a user device, and the photo including geographic data that represents a photo location at which the photo was generated; (b) comparing at least one area with the photo location and associating an area identifier to the photo as part of photo data; and (c) performing processing based on the area identifier and the photo data. Processing can provide for (a) processing media with geographical segmentation; (b) processing media in a geographical area, based on media density; (c) crowd based censorship of media; and (d) filtering media content based on user perspective, that can be for comparison, validation and voting, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: ShotSpotz LLC
    Inventors: Harley Bernstein, John Morgan, Jeff Frederick
  • Patent number: 11436760
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus obtains a panoramic image by overlapping partial areas of image frames and identifies an object from the panoramic image or an area of a predetermined shape of maximum size within the panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wonwoo Lee, Taehyuk Kwon, Deokho Kim, Byeongwook Yoo, Gunill Lee, Jaewoong Lee, Sunghoon Yim, Jiwon Jeong
  • Patent number: 11430169
    Abstract: Systems and methods generating an animation rig corresponding to a pose of a subject include accessing image data corresponding to the pose of the subject. The image data can include the face of the subject. The systems and methods process the image data by successively analyzing subregions of the image according to a solver order. The solver order can be biologically or anatomically ordered to proceed from subregions that cause larger scale movements to subregions that cause smaller scale movements. In each subregion, the systems and methods can perform an optimization technique to fit parameters of the animation rig to the input image data. After all subregions have been processed, the animation rig can be used to animate an avatar to appear to be performing the pose of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Michael Comer, Geoffrey Wedig
  • Patent number: 11431893
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: an image sensor that captures an image of an object to generate a captured image; a display that displays the captured image; a first detector that detects, when the object is a human, at least a portion of the human; a second detector that detects, when the object is an animal, at least a portion of the animal; and a controller that controls the display to display a first detection frame and a second detection frame on the captured image, the first detection frame corresponding to the human and the second detection frame corresponding to the animal, wherein the controller controls the display to display the first and second detection frames in a common displaying style when neither the first detection frame nor the second detection frame is a third detection frame corresponding to a main object of the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuyoshi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 11423909
    Abstract: An augmented reality (AR) device can be configured to monitor ambient audio data. The AR device can detect speech in the ambient audio data, convert the detected speech into text, or detect keywords such as rare words in the speech. When a rare word is detected, the AR device can retrieve auxiliary information (e.g., a definition) related to the rare word from a public or private source. The AR device can display the auxiliary information for a user to help the user better understand the speech. The AR device may perform translation of foreign speech, may display text (or the translation) of a speaker's speech to the user, or display statistical or other information associated with the speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Sommers, Jennifer M. R. Devine, Joseph Wayne Seuck, Adrian Kaehler
  • Patent number: 11410460
    Abstract: A facial recognition system may monitor a light source that causes a unique pattern of light to be projected on the subject during image capture. The lighting pattern may include intensity, color, source location, pattern, modulation, or combinations of these. The lighting pattern may also encode a signal used to further identify a location, time, or identity associated with the facial recognition process. In some embodiments the light source may be infrared or another frequency outside the visible spectrum but within the detection range of a sensor capturing the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventor: Thomas Purves
  • Patent number: 11397503
    Abstract: An addressable media system for performing operations that include: accessing image data that depicts an object in an environment at a client device; causing display of a presentation of the image data within a graphical user interface at the client device; detecting the display of the object within the presentation of the image data based on at least a portion of the plurality of image features of the display of the object; identifying an object class based on at least the portion of the image features of the display of the object; receiving an input that selects the display of the object from the client device; and associating the object class that corresponds with the object with the user profile in response to the input that selects the display of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Piers Cowburn, David Li, Isac Andreas Müller Sandvik, Qi Pan
  • Patent number: 11397765
    Abstract: An image retrieval system receives an image for which to identify relevant images from an image repository. Relevant images may be of the same environment or object and features and other characteristics. Images in the repository are represented in an image retrieval graph by a set of image nodes connected by edges to other related image nodes with edge weights representing the similarity of the nodes to each other. Based on the received image, the image traversal system identifies an image in the image retrieval graph and alternatively explores and traverses (also termed “exploits”) the image nodes with the edge weights. In the exploration step, image nodes in an exploration set are evaluated to identify connected nodes that are added to a traversal set of image nodes. In the traversal step, the relevant nodes in the traversal set are added to the exploration set and a query result set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Maksims Volkovs, Cheng Chang, Guangwei Yu, Chundi Liu
  • Patent number: 11393186
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a detection apparatus and method, and image processing apparatus and system. The detection apparatus extracts features from an image, detects objects in the image based on the extracted features; and detects key points of the detected objects based on the extracted features, the detected objects and a pre-obtained key point sets. According to the present disclosure, the whole detection speed can be ensured not to be influenced by the number of objects in the image to be detected while the objects and key points thereof are detected, so as to better meet the requirements of timeliness and practicability of the detection by the actual computer vision task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yaohai Huang, Zhiyuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11393248
    Abstract: Disclosed are a data detection method and device, a computer equipment, and a storage medium. The method includes: obtaining a designated identification picture including a human face; correcting the designated identification picture to be placed in a preset standard posture to obtain an intermediate picture; inputting the intermediate picture into a preset face feature point detection model to obtain multiple face feature points; calculating a cluster center position of the face feature points, and generating a minimum bounding rectangle of the face feature points; retrieving a standard identification picture from a preset database; scaling the standard identification picture in proportion to obtain a scaled picture; overlapping a reference center position in the scaled picture and a cluster center position in the intermediate picture, so as to obtain an overlapping part in the intermediate picture; and marking the overlapping part as an identification body of the designated identification picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: PING AN TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jinlun Huang
  • Patent number: 11392347
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for audio messaging interface for messaging platform. One of the methods includes receiving, by a first client on a first user device, a request to record an audio message, wherein the first client is configured to provide a user interface for the platform for a user using the first user device who is logged in to a user account on the platform; recording audio through a microphone of the first user device; generating a platform message by (i) generating a video file that includes the recorded audio as an audio portion of the video file and programmatically generated minimal video content as a video portion of the video file, and (ii) including the video file in the platform message; and posting, by the first client, the platform message to the platform, in response to a post request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Plom, Reed Martin, Max Rose
  • Patent number: 11393218
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide an object detection method and device. The object detection method includes: extracting features of an image; classifying the image by each level of classifiers of a cascade classifier according to the features of the image, and calculating a classification score of the image in each level of the classifiers of the cascade classifier according to a classification result; and calculating, according to the classification score, a cascade score of the image in a corresponding level of the cascade classifier, comparing the cascade score in the corresponding level with a cascade threshold of the corresponding level, and judging the presence of an object in the image according to a comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaojun Tang, Haijun Su
  • Patent number: 11388187
    Abstract: A method of digital signal feature extraction comprises steps of: (a) segmenting samples of the digital signal to form a set of groupings each comprising a subset of the samples, with each grouping having endpoints spaced apart by a current grouping size; (b) applying an operator, which is associated with the desired feature to be extracted, to the subset of the samples of each grouping to derive a representative value therefor corresponding to the grouping size; and (c) repeating step a), but based on a different grouping size, and repeating step b) on the set of groupings formed based on the different grouping size, with the operator being adapted to correspond to the different grouping size. The set of groupings formed in step a) collectively includes all of the samples of the signal. One endpoint of at least one grouping is intermediate the endpoints of another one of the groupings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: University of Manitoba
    Inventors: Jesus David Terrazas Gonzalez, Witold Kinsner
  • Patent number: 11386699
    Abstract: An image processing method, an apparatus, a storage medium, and an electronic device are provided. The image processing method comprises: identifying a human face area in a target image (101); determining a local area to be processed from the human face area on the basis of a trained convolutional neural network model (102); obtaining posture information of a human face in the target image (103); selecting a target sample human face image from a human face image data base according to the posture information (104); and correcting the local area according to the target sample human face image (105).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Yan Chen, Yaoyong Liu
  • Patent number: 11386710
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to positioning a plurality of eye feature points in the target image to determine position coordinates of the plurality of eye feature points normalizing the position coordinates of the plurality of eye feature points to obtain normalized position feature data and determining an eye state in the target image based on the position feature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chu Xu
  • Patent number: 11379650
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods displaying and formatting text on an electronic display. A gesture input may be received via a gesture input device associated with the electronic display. For instance, a touchscreen may receive a touch gesture input. Each of a plurality of gesture inputs may be associated with a formatting rule and/or a text-component for selecting a portion of displayed text. Selected text may be formatted according to the formatting rule associated with the received gesture input. The formatted text may be displayed on the electronic display. A data store may associate each of the plurality of gesture inputs with a formatting rule that can be applied to selected text. Alternatively, a data store may associate each of the plurality of gesture inputs with a formatting rule and a text-component that defines to which component of text the formatting rule should be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: WETRANSFER B.V.
    Inventors: Julian Walker, Ian Curry
  • Patent number: 11380080
    Abstract: An object recognition ingestion system is presented. The object ingestion system captures image data of objects, possibly in an uncontrolled setting. The image data is analyzed to determine if one or more a priori know canonical shape objects match the object represented in the image data. The canonical shape object also includes one or more reference PoVs indicating perspectives from which to analyze objects having the corresponding shape. An object ingestion engine combines the canonical shape object along with the image data to create a model of the object. The engine generates a desirable set of model PoVs from the reference PoVs, and then generates recognition descriptors from each of the model PoVs. The descriptors, image data, model PoVs, or other contextually relevant information are combined into key frame bundles having sufficient information to allow other computing devices to recognize the object at a later time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: NANT HOLDINGS IP, LLC
    Inventors: Kamil Wnuk, David McKinnon, Jeremi Sudol, Bing Song, Matheen Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 11379979
    Abstract: A computer system includes an input configured to receive a first image of medication located in a receptacle, memory, and a processor configured to execute instructions including creating a second image based on the first image, dividing pixels of the second image into first and second subsets, and scanning the second image along a first axis to count, for each point along the first axis, a number of pixels in the first subset along a line perpendicular to the first axis that intersects the first axis at the point. The instructions also include estimating positions of first and second edges of the receptacle along the first axis based on the counts of the pixels, defining an opening of the receptacle based on the estimated positions of the first and second edges, and outputting a processed image that indicates areas of the image that are outside of the defined opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Markson, Pritesh J. Shah, Christopher G. Lehmuth
  • Patent number: 11367311
    Abstract: A face recognition method includes generating a target face recognition model, performing face detection on an image to obtain a first face image, and performing face recognition on the first face image in the image by using the target face recognition model to obtain a first face feature. Generating the target face recognition model includes determining a training sample, the training sample comprising a training face image calibrated with identity information, and training a general face recognition model by using the training sample, and updating a parameter of the general face recognition model based on a training target to obtain the target face recognition model, the training target being a prediction result of the general face recognition model predicting identity information of a new training face image in the training sample to be the calibrated identity information of the training face image in the training sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Lianzhi Tan, Shichao Liu, Zhaoyong Zhang, Yiwei Pan, Wu Xia
  • Patent number: 11367263
    Abstract: Devices and techniques are generally described for image-guided three dimensional (3D) modeling. In various examples, a first two-dimensional (2D) image representing an object may be received. A first three-dimensional (3D) model corresponding to the first 2D image may be determined from among a plurality of 3D models. A first selection of a first portion of the first 2D image may be received. A second selection of a second portion of the first 3D model corresponding to the portion of the first 2D image may be received. At least one transformation of the first 3D model may be determined based at least in part on differences between a geometric feature of the first portion of the first 2D image and a geometric feature of the second portion of the first 3D model. A modified 3D model may be generated by applying the at least one transformation to the first 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Frederic Laurent Pascal Devernay, Thomas Lund Dideriksen
  • Patent number: 11367198
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatuses for tracking at least a portion of a body by fitting data points received from a depth sensor and/or other sensors and/or “markers” as described herein to a body model. For example, in some embodiments, certain of such data points are identified as “super points,” and apportioned greater weight as compared to other points. Such super points can be obtained from objects attached to the body, including, but not limited to, active markers that provide a detectable signal, or a passive object, including, without limitation, headgear or a mask (for example for VR (virtual reality)), or a smart watch. Such super points may also be obtained from specific data points that are matched to the model, such as data points that are matched to vertices that correspond to joints in the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: MindMaze Holding SA
    Inventors: Tej Tadi, Nicolas Fremaux, Jose Rubio, Jonas Ostlund, Max Jeanneret
  • Patent number: 11367265
    Abstract: In variants, the method for automatic debris detection includes: determining a region image; optionally determining a parcel representation for the region image; generating a debris representation using the region image; generating a debris score based on the debris representation; and optionally monitoring the debris score over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Cape Analytics, Inc.
    Inventors: Giacomo Vianello, Robert Davis, John K. Clark, Jonathan M. Fisher
  • Patent number: 11367187
    Abstract: A method is for detecting respective potential presence of respective different antinuclear antibody fluorescence pattern types on a biological cell substrate including human epithelioma cells, including: acquiring a first image which represents staining of the cell substrate by a first fluorescent dye, and acquiring a second image which represents staining of the cell substrate by a second fluorescent dye, detecting, on the basis of the first image, respective image segments which in each case represent at least one mitotic cell, selecting, on the basis of the detected image segments, subimages of the first image and subimages corresponding thereto of the second image and detecting, on the basis of the selected subimages of the first image and of the selected subimages of the second image, respective actual presence of respective cellular fluorescence pattern types by means of a convolutional neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: EUROIMMUN Medizinische Labordiagnostika AG
    Inventors: Jens Krauth, Christopher Krause, Joern Voigt, Melanie Hahn, Christian Marzahl, Stefan Gerlach
  • Patent number: 11361540
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for predicting an object of interest of a user receives an input image of a visible region of a user and gaze information including a gaze sequence of the user, generates weight filters for a per-frame segmentation image by analyzing a frame of the input image for input characteristics of the per-frame segmentation image and the gaze information, and predicts an object of interest of the user by integrating the weight filters and applies the integrated weight filter to the per-frame segmentation image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Seungin Park, Hyong Euk Lee, Sung Geun Ahn, Gee Hyuk Lee, Dae Hwa Kim, Keun Woo Park
  • Patent number: 11363189
    Abstract: Various embodiments related to an electronic device are disclosed, and an electronic device according to one embodiment comprises: a camera; at least one microphone; at least one motor for rotating the camera around at least one axis; and at least one processor, wherein the processor can be configured to: receive a voice through at least one microphone and an image through the camera; perform a first control on at least one motor on the basis of at least a first motor control mode; use at least one motor on the basis of at least the first control so as to perform first face tracking using the received image; perform a second control on at least one motor on the basis of a second motor control mode during the first tracking; and perform voice recognition or face recognition by using at least one motor on the basis of at least the second control. Other various embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyungeun Kim, Suckho Seo, Soonhee Jo
  • Patent number: 11361589
    Abstract: An image recognition method includes: performing image detection on an image to be recognized to obtain at least one face detection result, at least one operational part detection result, and at least one trunk detection result, each face detection result including one face bounding box, each operational part detection result including one operational part bounding box, and each trunk detection result including one trunk bounding box; respectively combining each of the at least one trunk detection result with each face detection result, to obtain at least one first result combination; respectively combining each trunk detection result with each operational part detection result, to obtain at least one second result combination; and associating the at least one first result combination with the at least one second result combination, to obtain an association result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SENSETIME INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Mingyuan Zhang, Jinyi Wu, Haiyu Zhao
  • Patent number: 11361532
    Abstract: Some implementations of the present disclosure are directed to a computer-implemented method that includes: detecting a plurality of characters from a photo of an object; generating a set of character-based features based on the plurality of characters; matching the set of character-based features with a template of feature sets obtained from known objects; based on a matching set of character-based features, establishing a matching transformation between the object in the photo and the template of feature sets; and projecting the matching transformation to the photo such that the object is segmented from the photo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Idemia Identity & Security USA LLC
    Inventors: Brian K. Martin, Joseph Mayer, Rein-Lien Hsu
  • Patent number: 11354883
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose an image processing method and apparatus, and an electronic device. The method includes: obtaining a key frame image that includes a target object, and obtaining a to-be-processed frame image that includes the target object; extracting a feature point in the key frame image and a feature point in the to-be-processed frame image, respectively; determining a matching relationship between each feature point in the key frame image and each feature point in the to-be-processed frame image; determining a transformation relationship based on the feature point in the key frame image and a feature point in the to-be-processed frame image that matches the feature point in the key frame image; and processing the to-be-processed frame image based on the transformation relationship to obtain a target frame image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SENSETIME INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Yihan Zhang, Kaige Chen, Bairun Wang, Shuai Yi
  • Patent number: 11354925
    Abstract: A method for identifying body representation information in an image, includes: determining a skeleton-like line of a body in the image; and then performing identification of the body representation information according to the skeleton-like line. An apparatus, and a device for identifying body representation information in an image and a storage medium are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guixin Yan, Hao Zhang, Lili Chen, Minglei Chu, Jian Sun, Jinghua Miao, Wenhong Tian, Ruijun Dong, Bin Zhao, Ziqiang Guo
  • Patent number: 11354013
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media for determining asset efficiency. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) may be used to obtain aerial images of locations, property or structures. The aerial images may be geo-rectified, and a ortho-mosaic, digital surface model, or a point cloud may be created. In the context of an operation where mobile assets are used, such as construction or earth moving equipment, location-based event information may be obtained. The system determines efficiency clusters for particular assets, and provides an exploration interface to present and navigate via the efficiency cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Skydio, Inc.
    Inventors: Hervé Nivon, Guillaume Richer
  • Patent number: 11347940
    Abstract: Techniques for dialog data collection are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method comprises providing a first graphical user interface (10) configured to receive first user input data, providing a second graphical user interface (20) configured to receive second user input data, asynchronously transmitting the first user input data to the second graphical user interface (20) or the second user input data to the first graphical user interface (10), and generating training data for a natural language processing system model (60) based on the first user input data and the second user input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SOCO, Inc.
    Inventors: Tiancheng Zhao, Kyusong Lee, Yilian Liu
  • Patent number: 11341377
    Abstract: In some examples, image content moderation may include classifying, based on a learning model, an object displayed in an image into a category. Further, image content moderation may include detecting, based on another learning model, the object, refining the detected object based on a label, and determining, based on the another learning model, a category for the refined detected object. Further, image content moderation may include identifying, based on the label, a keyword associated with the object, and determining, based on the identified keyword, a category for the object. Further, image content moderation may include categorizing, based on a set of rules, the object into a category, and moderating image content by categorizing, based on aforementioned analysis the object into a category. Yet further, image content moderation may include tagging, based on fusion-based tagging, the object with a category and a color associated with the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Amioy Kumar, Nagendra K. Kumar, Madhura Shivaram, Suraj Govind Jadhav, Chung-Sheng Li, Saurabh Mahadik
  • Patent number: 11341277
    Abstract: A system for machine learning that is configured to receive an input having a plurality of features and predict one or more attributes of the input. The system includes a security mechanism, which determines an initial value for each of the features; determines a perturbation value for each of the features, the perturbation being randomly selected; adds the perturbation value to the initial value to determine a perturbed value for each of the features; and quantizes the perturbation value for each of the features to determine a quantized value for each of the features. The system also includes a classifier that receives the quantized value for each of the features and predict the one or more attributes of the input based on the quantized value for each of the features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kumar Sharad
  • Patent number: 11336779
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to: acquire a read image and item information, the read image being an image obtained by reading a paper medium including plural documents, the item information being information of an item specified by a user from among plural items contained in the documents; extract a character string from the read image, the character string being associated with the item information; if a character string contained in a page of the read image and extracted from the page differs from a character string extracted from the previous page immediately preceding the page, set a split position, the split position being a position at which to split out a portion of the read image as a set of documents, the portion being a portion of the read image from a page where extraction has begun to the previous page; and output the read image split in accordance with the split position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Takuma Yamamoto, Aya Kuwano, Mitsuru Sato, Toru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11335110
    Abstract: A device may receive document image data that includes an image of a document to be digitized. The device may detect, from the document image data, a table of information that is depicted in the image. The device may determine a data extraction score associated with a table image, wherein the data extraction score is associated with using a data conversion technique to convert the table image to digitized table data. The device may perform, based on the data extraction score not satisfying a threshold, a morphological operation on the table image to generate an enhanced table image that corresponds to an enhanced table of information associated with the table of information. The device may process, using the data conversion technique, the enhanced table image to extract the information from the enhanced table. The device may perform an action associated with the extracted information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Saravanan Shanmugasundaram, Krishna K. Talluri, Keerthi Mitta, Dinesh Agarwal
  • Patent number: 11335019
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for the 3D reconstruction of a scene comprising the matching (610) of a first event from among the first asynchronous successive events of a first sensor with a second event from among the second asynchronous successive events of a second sensor depending on a minimisation (609) of a cost function (E).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignees: SORBONNE UNIVERSITÉ, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE—CNRS, INSERM (INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE)
    Inventors: Ieng Sio-Hoi, Benosman Ryad, Shi Bertram
  • Patent number: 11335009
    Abstract: There is provided methods and systems for controlling airplane taxiing, including detecting aerodrome taxiway lines and estimating cross-track error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF MALTA
    Inventors: Jason Gauci, Aman Batra
  • Patent number: 11334771
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of detecting logos in a graphical rendering may comprise detecting, using a first and a second trained object detector, logos in the graphical rendering and outputting a first and a second list of detections and filtering, using at least a first and a second prior performance-based filter, the received first and second lists of detections into a first group of kept detections, a second group of discarded detections and a third group of detections. Detections in the third group of detections may be clustered in at least one cluster comprising detections that are of a same class and that are generally co-located within the electronic image. A cluster score may then be assigned to each cluster. A set of detections of logos in the graphical rendering may then be output, the set comprising the detections in the first group and a detection from each of the clusters whose assigned cluster score is greater than a respective threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: VADE USA, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Mehdi Regina, Maxime Marc Meyer, Sébastien Goutal
  • Patent number: 11334770
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to phenotype analysis of cellular image data using a deep metric network. One example embodiment includes a method. The method includes receiving a target image of a target biological cell having a target phenotype. The method also includes obtaining a semantic embedding associated with the target image. The semantic embedding is generated using a machine-learned, deep metric network model. Further, the method includes obtaining, for each of a plurality of candidate images of candidate biological cells each having a respective candidate phenotype, a semantic embedding associated with the respective candidate image. In addition, the method includes identifying, for each of the semantic embeddings, common morphological variations and reducing, for each of the semantic embeddings based on the identified common morphological variations, effects of nuisances. Even further, the method includes determining, by the computing device, a similarity score for each candidate image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Dale M. Ando, Marc Berndl
  • Patent number: 11326887
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided that include receiving sensor data from a sensor positioned at a plurality of positions in an environment. The environment includes a plurality of landmarks. The embodiments also include determining, based on the sensor data, a subset of the plurality of landmarks detected at each of the plurality of positions. The embodiments further include determining, based on the subset of the plurality of landmarks detected at each of the plurality of positions, a detection frequency of each landmark. The embodiments additionally include determining, based on the determined detection frequency of each landmark, a localization viability metric associated with each landmark. The embodiments still further include providing for display, via a user interface, a map of the environment. The map includes an indication of the localization viability metric associated with each landmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventor: Dirk Holz
  • Patent number: 11328425
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a search unit that searches a search area, which is a part of a first image extending over two pages included in the first image, for a dividable area, the first image being indicated by first image data and a division unit that generates second image data indicating two second images, each of which corresponds to one of the two pages, by dividing the first image along a dividing line passing through, in a second direction, which is perpendicular to a first direction, the dividable area found by the search unit, the first direction being a direction across the two pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Shigeru Okada, Shusaku Kubo, Masanori Yoshizuka
  • Patent number: 11321553
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method, a device, an apparatus and storage medium for facial matching, wherein the method includes: acquiring an image to be matched; conducting matching for the image to be matched based on at least one of an original sample database and an associative sample database; and outputting a final matching result, wherein the original sample database includes an original sample image, and the associative sample database includes an associative sample image which is formed by adding an associative feature to the original sample image. Herein, obtaining the original sample database and the associative sample database comprises: acquiring the original sample image; obtaining the original sample database based on the original sample image; adding the associative feature to the original sample image in the original sample database and generating the associative sample image, to obtain the associative sample database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanan Zhang, Hao Wu, Xiaoping Zhang, Yangli Zheng, Xiaobo Xie, Xingpan Sun, Baolei Guo, Lingguo Wang, Bin Fan, Siqi Yin, Hongxuan Sun, Yongqiang Jiang, Mengxing Xu, Cai Zheng, Xianfeng Mao, Zhenguo Zhou
  • Patent number: 11315360
    Abstract: A live facial recognition method includes capturing a zoom-out image of a face of a subject under recognition; and detecting a frame outside the face of the subject under recognition on the zoom-out image. The subject under recognition is determined to be a living subject when the zoom-out image includes no frame outside the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yao-Tsung Chang, Chuan-Yen Kao, Chih-Yang Hung
  • Patent number: 11315259
    Abstract: Systems, devices, media and methods are presented for a human pose tracking framework. The human pose tracking framework may identify a message with video frames, generate, using a composite convolutional neural network, joint data representing joint locations of a human depicted in the video frames, the generating of the joint data by the composite convolutional neural network done by a deep convolutional neural network operating on one portion of the video frames, a shallow convolutional neural network operating on a another portion of the video frames, and tracking the joint locations using a one-shot learner neural network that is trained to track the joint locations based on a concatenation of feature maps and a convolutional pose machine. The human pose tracking framework may store, the joint locations, and cause presentation of a rendition of the joint locations on a user interface of a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Yuncheng Li, Linjie Luo, Xuecheng Nie, Ning Zhang