Feature Extraction Patents (Class 382/190)
  • Patent number: 10325174
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing Census Transforms that includes an input from an image, with a support window created within the image, and a kernel within the support window. The Census Transform calculations and comparisons are performed within the kernel windows. One disclosed method allows for previously performed comparison to be calculated and compared as an if not equal invert or if equal use pervious comparison hardware design. Alternatively, a new Census Transform is disclosed which always inverts a previously made comparison. This new approach can be demonstrated to be equivalent to, applying the original Census Transform, on a pre-processed input kernel, where the pre-processing step adds a fractional position index to each pixel within the N×N kernel. The fractional positional index ensures that no two pixels are equal to one another, and thereby makes the Original Census algorithm on pre-processed kernel same as the new Census algorithm on original kernel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Anish Reghunath, Hetul Sanghvi, Michael Lachmayr, Mihir Mody
  • Patent number: 10319131
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method and system of this disclosure are configured to correct or resolve artifacts in a received digital image, using a selection of one or more encompassment measures, each encompassing the largest artifact and an optional second smaller artifact. The processor herein is configured to calculate difference in Gaussians using blurred versions of the input digital image and optionally, the input digital image itself; to composite the resulting difference in Gaussians and the input digital image; and to determine pixels with properties of invariant values, also referred to as invariant pixels. The values in the properties of the invariant pixels are then applied to the artifacts regions to correct these artifacts, thereby generating the modified digital image in which the artifact regions are more or less differentiable to a human eye when compared with the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: David Sarma
  • Patent number: 10318812
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for image correlation and distribution. The method includes receiving an image depicting at least one person, metadata for the image, contact data, facial recognition data, and location data. The method further includes analyzing the image and other data, and determining the identity of people in the image based on the facial recognition data and the location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kulvir S. Bhogal, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Yin Xia, Yu Lin Zhai
  • Patent number: 10318577
    Abstract: A method for identifying a need of a user based on an image word interpretation, the method comprising: assigning prime keywords and style keywords to a plurality of images, wherein the images having the prime and style keywords assigned thereto are stored by at least one image category of the images; receiving a target keyword from the user depending on a need of a user; displaying images within the at least one image category, and receiving a preferred image by the at least one category from the user; extracting a target image that matches the target keyword based on the received preferred image; and displaying the extracted target image in accordance with at least one way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PERCEPTION
    Inventor: Kisuk Oh
  • Patent number: 10311342
    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: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: XNOR.ai, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Farhadi, Mohammad Rastegari
  • Patent number: 10304196
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for converting an image file or document file into a drawing file including the steps of extracting an outline from an image of a subject file to be drafted; detecting corner feature points from the image of the subject file to be drafted based on the extracted outline to coordinate the corner feature points into outer edge coordinate information and connecting the detected corner feature points with a line to generate a first image; removing the outline from the image of the subject file to be drafted and detecting one or more elements to coordinate the elements into element coordinate information and generating a second image including the one or more detected elements; template matching by superimposing the generated first image and second image; and generating a drawing file for the subject file to be drafted by using the outer edge coordinate information and element coordinate information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Ju Sung Lee, Jong Sun Hong
  • Patent number: 10304796
    Abstract: An anisotropic electrically conductive film has a structure wherein the electrically conductive particles are disposed on or near the surface of an electrically insulating adhesive base layer, or a structure wherein an electrically insulating adhesive base layer and an electrically insulating adhesive cover layer are laminated together and the electrically conductive particles are disposed near the interface therebetween. Electrically conductive particle groups configured from two or more electrically conductive particles are disposed in a lattice point region of a planar lattice pattern. A preferred lattice point region is a circle centered on a lattice point. A radius of the circle is not less than two times and not more than seven times the average particle diameter of the electrically conductive particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi Akutsu
  • Patent number: 10289932
    Abstract: Methods and systems including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating and displaying object recognition state indicators during object recognition processing of an image. In one aspect, a method includes performing object recognition on an image displayed in an application environment of an application on a user device using an object recognition model having multiple object recognition states including an identification state, where a candidate object in the image is positively identified, and one or more precursor states to the identification state, and where each of the precursor states has a different respective indicator for display within the image during the respective precursor state that visually emphasizes the candidate object and the identification state has a different respective indicator for display within the image during the identification state that visually emphasizes the positively identified object as being positively identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Don Barnett, John DiMartile, Alison Lentz, Rachel Lara Been
  • Patent number: 10289698
    Abstract: An image processing system may include an imaging device for capturing an image and an image processing apparatus for processing the image. The imaging device may include an imaging unit for capturing the image, a first recording unit for recording information relating to the image, the information being associated with the image, and a first transmission control unit for controlling transmission of the image to the image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus may include a reception control unit for controlling reception of the image transmitted from the imaging device, a feature extracting unit for extracting a feature of the received image, a second recording unit for recording the feature, extracted from the image, the feature being associated with the image, and a second transmission control unit for controlling transmission of the feature to the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tamaki Kojima, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, Mikio Sakemoto, Katsuhiro Takematsu
  • Patent number: 10282643
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method and apparatus for obtaining a semantic label of a digital image. An implementation of the method includes: obtaining the digital image; looking up a semantic label model corresponding to the digital image, the semantic label model being used for representing correlation between digital images and semantic labels, and a semantic label being used for literally describing a digital image; and introducing the digital image into the semantic label model to obtain full-image recognition information and local recognition information corresponding to the digital image, and combining the full-image recognition information and the local recognition information to form a semantic label, the full-image recognition information being a summarized description of the digital image, and the local recognition information being a detailed description of the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiao Liu, Tian Xia, Jiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10262187
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for performing spoof detection. The method includes: receiving, by a processor from a biometric sensor, an input image of a biometric; analyzing the input image to identify pixels associated with a first feature in the input image; performing a local binary pattern (LBP) analysis on the pixels associated with the first feature, which comprises computing, for a given pixel associated with the first feature, an LBP value corresponding to texture of one or more neighboring pixels around the given pixel, wherein the neighboring pixels around the given pixel comprise eight pixels around the given pixel, including pixels on a top, a bottom, a left, a right, and at four corners of a location of the given pixel; and, determining whether the input image is a replica of the biometric based on results of performing the LBP analysis on the pixels associated with the first feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventor: Anthony P. Russo
  • Patent number: 10261994
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method that includes receiving a result word set in a target language representing a translation of a test word set in a source language. When the result word set is not in a set of acceptable translations, the method includes measuring a minimum number of edits to transform the result word set into a transform word set. The transform word set is in the set of acceptable translations. A system is provided that includes a receiver to receive a result word set and a counter to measure a minimum number of edits to transform the result word set into a transform word set. A method is provided that includes automatically determining a translation ability of a human translator based on a test result. The method also includes adjusting the translation ability of the human translator based on historical data of translations performed by the human translator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Marcu, Markus Dreyer
  • Patent number: 10255517
    Abstract: A feature amount, and context information representing a context regarding an image are obtained from the image. The first likelihood indicating the likelihood at which the image is an image of a specific object is obtained from the feature amount. The second likelihood indicating the likelihood at which the image is an image of the specific object is obtained from the context information. Whether the image is an image of the specific object is identified using the first likelihood and the second likelihood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 10255911
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of speech recognition comprises forming a weighted finite state transducer (WFST) having nodes associated with states and interconnected by arcs, and to identify at least one word or word sequence hypothesis, identifying multiple sub-graphs on the WFST, each sub-graph having the same arrangement of multiple states and at least one arc, and propagating tokens in parallel through the sub-graphs, where each sub-graph is stored as a supertoken each having an array of tokens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Lukasz M. Malinowski, Piotr Jerzy Majcher, Georg Stemmer, Piotr Rozen, Joachim Hofer, Josef G. Bauer
  • Patent number: 10255523
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for processing images from an aerial imaging device. A moving vehicle analysis system receives images from an aerial imaging device. The system may perform edge analysis in the images to identify a pairs of edges corresponding to a road. The system may identify pixel blobs in the images including adjacent pixels matching each other based on a pixel attribute. The system uses a machine learning model for generating an output identifying moving vehicles in the images. The system determines a count of the moving vehicles captured by the images, where each moving vehicle is associated with corresponding pixel blobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ORBITAL INSIGHT, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Wiggen Kraft, Boris Aleksandrovich Babenko, Michael Alan Baxter, Steven Jeffrey Bickerton
  • Patent number: 10249093
    Abstract: A method includes receiving video data representative of a video frame. The video frame includes a first representation of a first object. The method also includes determining whether to replace the first representation in the video frame with a second representation of a second object based on an object matching rule. In response to determining that the first representation is to be replaced with the second representation, the method includes manipulating a three-dimensional model of the second object to generate the second representation of the second object so that a first visual property of the second representation matches a second visual property of the first representation. The method further includes generating a modified version of the video frame that includes the second representation in place of the first representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 10238310
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for detecting knowledge based on brainwave response to external stimulation. A subject can be exposed to stimuli and brainwave responses indicating a p-300 signal can be detected. Further stimuli or sequences of stimuli can be selected be presented to the subject based on the category correlated with the stimuli that indicate a p-300 response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: IDEAL INNOVATIONS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Robert Kocher, Loran Ambs
  • Patent number: 10242710
    Abstract: A system for performing automatic cinemagraph creation is described herein. The system comprises a memory and a processor. The memory is configured to receive series of images. The processor is coupled to the memory. The processor is to segment the series of images, select the most fitting times and mask, and apply the times and masks to the series of images to generate a cinemagraph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Abramson, Gilad Baruch
  • Patent number: 10235594
    Abstract: Image color data for a field of view is received. Thereafter, color segmentation can be performed on the image color data to define at least one bounding polygon that minimizes an amount of free space within each bounding polygon. The at least one bounding polygon is then used to crop the image color data to result in cropped image color data. Image processing can then be applied to the cropped image color data to identify at least one object therein. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Waqas Ahmad Farooqi, Jonas Lipps, Eckehard Schmidt, Thomas Fricke, Nemrude Verzano
  • Patent number: 10217465
    Abstract: The invention concerns a wearable device 1 comprising a sensor 3 adapted for sensing a body part movement, a controller unit 4 adapted for sampling and processing data from the sensor 3 in order to detect a body part movement, and communication means 5 for communicating with at least one external device. The controller unit 4 is arranged to trigger at least voice capturing upon detection of a body part movement. The invention further concerns a name recalling system 100 comprising a wearable device 1, a mobile phone 20, a microphone 7, 28, 43, processing means 26, 31, a database 27, 32, and a name presentation unit 21, 52. The invention also concerns a method for name recollection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Torbjorn Grahm, Anders Svensson, Carl Fredrik Leandersson, Lars Berggren
  • Patent number: 10212240
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for tracking content are provided. The apparatus is an electronic device that includes a communication circuit and a processor electrically connected to the communication circuit. The processor may be configured to receive information about a tracking target item from an external electronic device, to receive content from a content provider, determine a degree of semantic similarity between the tracking target item and the content, generate at least one update related to the tracking target item, based on the degree of semantic similarity, and send the at least one update to the external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Balaji Nerella Venkataramana, Chandan Pramanik, Sandeep Kumar Soni, Sailesh Kumar Sathish
  • Patent number: 10210646
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to system and method capture and process body measurement data including one or more body scanners, each body scanner configured to capture a plurality depth images of a user. A backend system, coupled to each body scanner, is configured to receive the plurality of depth images, generate a three dimensional avatar of the user based on the plurality of depth images, and generate a set of body measurements of the user based on the avatar. A repository is in communication with the backend system and configured to associate the body scanner data with the user and store the body scanner data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Fit3D, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Moore, Tyler H. Carter, Timothy M. Driedger
  • Patent number: 10210400
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to obtain an external environment-recognizing apparatus with which it is possible to obtain detection results having a necessary accuracy when a plurality of target objects from a captured image are detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shima, Toshiyuki Aoki, Haruki Matono, Tatsuhiko Monji, Rikiya Kashimura, Yasuto Arakaki
  • Patent number: 10210421
    Abstract: An object tracking device includes a short-term processing portion and a long short-term processing portion that are implemented by circuitry and work in a collaborative manner to track an object. The short-term processing portion includes a filter that tracks the object based on short-term memory and spatiotemporal consistency. The long short-term processing portion performs key-point matching-tracking and estimation based on a key-point database in order to track the object. A controller determines an output of the object tracking device based on the processing conducted by the short-term and long short-term processing portions of the tracking device, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY
    Inventors: Zhibin Hong, Xue Mei, Zhe Chen, Chaohui Wang, Danil Prokhorov, Dacheng Tao
  • Patent number: 10200642
    Abstract: A camera module of the disclosure includes: an imaging unit that includes a plurality of pixels, acquires a first detection value in one of the pixels in a second term out of a first term, the second term, a third term, and a fourth term that are set in order, acquires a second detection value in the relevant one of the pixels in the fourth term, and obtains a pixel value of the relevant one of the pixels on the basis of a difference between the first and second detection values; a lens unit including a lens and an actuator that drives the lens; and a driver unit that generates a drive signal and drives the actuator using the drive signal, in which the drive signal makes a transition in each of the first and third terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Akahane, Ken Koseki, Kenichi Shigenami, Go Asayama, Rei Takamori, Tatsuya Ninomiya, Masato Nishinouchi, Masanori Onodera, Tatsuro Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10198625
    Abstract: A method and system for associating a physically identifiable feature of a person with the unique identifier of a mobile device carried by the person as detected across repeat visits to a physical location or multiple locations. Specifically, associating the face of a repeat visitor with a unique identifier of a mobile device, such as the device's MAC address, by means of a repeat visit analysis without any explicit or voluntary participation of the person, for example, in a form of providing their information by participation in a survey. For each detection of a particular MAC address associated with a mobile device at a particular physical location, a set of candidate faces can be captured at that physical location. Revisiting faces can be identified and grouped together, and a probability that each group of faces is associated with a particular MAC address can then be calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: VideoMining Corporation
    Inventors: Joonhwa Shin, Rajeev Sharma, Donghun Kim
  • Patent number: 10191612
    Abstract: Three-dimensional virtualization may include receiving captured images of an entity and/or a scene, and/or capturing the images of the entity and/or the scene. The images may be connected in a predetermined sequence to generate a virtual environment. A virtual reality application may be generated to implement controls for manipulation of the virtual environment. Gestures related to a view generated by the virtual reality application may be received. The gestures may be translated to manipulate the view generated by the virtual reality application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Sunny M. Webb, Matthew Thomas Short, Robert P. Dooley
  • Patent number: 10185887
    Abstract: At least a computer-implemented method and an apparatus for processing an image are described. In examples, numeric values for at least one property of the image are determined. These values are then converted into at least one corresponding text character, said conversion being independent of any text content within the image. This enables a text representation of the image to be generated that contains said plurality of text characters. This text representation may be used to index and search for the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: LONGSAND LIMITED
    Inventors: Sean Blanchflower, Stephen Davis
  • Patent number: 10171753
    Abstract: A shooting method, a shooting device and a computer storage medium. The shooting method comprises: continuously collecting images; reading the collected images and identifying a light painting region in the currently read image; extracting the light painting region and superposing the light painting region on a foundation image at a corresponding position to perform image synthesis and generate a synthesized image, and using the synthesized image as the foundation image for the next time of image synthesis; capturing the synthesized image and performing coding processing on the captured synthesized image; and converting image data after the coding processing into video file after the shooting is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: NUBIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiang Wei, Linwen Liu, Qiang Li, Lei Miao
  • Patent number: 10165281
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method and system for objective video quality assessment. The objective video quality assessment approach automatically predicts human visual quality assessment behaviors in evaluating videos that contain artifacts generated during video acquisition, storage, reproduction, compression, transmission, processing, and/or display. The present method and system computes a five-dimensional quality map of a video being assessed, where the map indicates the local quality variations of the video in a five-dimensional space, which includes two spatial dimensions, one scale dimension, one time dimension, and one distortion type dimension. The present method and system may use one or a combination of device and viewing condition parameters in the generation of the quality map, and in the combination of the quality map into a scalar or vector-values measure that indicates quality aspects of the test videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SSIMWAVE INC.
    Inventors: Zhou Wang, Abdul Rehman, Kai Zeng
  • Patent number: 10157192
    Abstract: Users may have a variety of photos, but lack a mechanism to organize the photos. For example, a user may desire to access a photo of a child in front of a national monument, but may be unable to locate the photo amongst the photos. Accordingly, a photo query may be generated utilizing a photo query interface populated with a face query attribute (e.g., a proxy icon, a photo of a face, etc.), a face position attribute (e.g., a position of the face query attribute), and/or a location query attribute (e.g., a background of a photo, such as a forest, a monument, etc.) using drag and drop functionality and/or any other query construction functionality. One or more photos having attributes corresponding to the photo query may be identified and provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventor: JenHao Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10157454
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first circuit, a second circuit and a third circuit. The first circuit may be configured to (i) receive an image in a raster order, where the image has a plurality of data values arranged in a plurality of raster lines, and (ii) set a flag corresponding to a current value among the data values in a current line of the raster lines to indicate that the current value is a maximum value in a one-dimensional window in the current line. The second circuit may be configured to reset the flag based on one or more previous lines of the raster lines to indicate that the current value is not the maximum value in a two-dimensional window around the current value. The third circuit may be configured to generate an output value in the current line based on the flag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Ambarella, Inc.
    Inventor: Manish K. Singh
  • Patent number: 10157320
    Abstract: The invention discloses a vehicle detection method based on hybrid image template. This method consists of the three steps. Firstly, use no less than one vehicle image for template learning. Secondly, use information projection algorithm to learn a hybrid image template from the training images for vehicle object. The hybrid image template consists of no one less than image patch. Meanwhile, calculate the likelihood probability distribution of this template. Thirdly, use the learned HIT template to detect vehicle objects from testing images. The invention is suitable to detect vehicles with various vehicle shapes, vehicle poses, time-of-day and weather conditions. Besides vehicle localization, this method can also provide the detailed description of vehicle object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF AUTOMATION, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Feiyue Wang, Ye Li
  • Patent number: 10152644
    Abstract: The present application discloses a vehicle searching method and device, which can perform the steps of: calculating an appearance similarity distance between a first image of a target vehicle and several second images containing the searched vehicle; selecting several images from the several second images as several third images; obtaining corresponding license plate features of license plate areas in the first image and each of the third images with a preset Siamese neural network model; calculating a license plate feature similarity distance between the first image and each of the third images according to license plate feature; calculating a visual similarity distance between the first image and each of the third images according to the appearance similarity distance and the license plate feature similarity distance; obtaining a the first search result of the target vehicle by arranging the several third images in an ascending order of the visual similarity distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
    Inventors: Huadong Ma, Wu Liu, Xinchen Liu, Haitao Zhang, Huiyuan Fu
  • Patent number: 10146925
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems for multi-person authentication and validation systems for sharing of images. The multi-person authentication and validation system may identify the respective faces of one or more individuals captured in an image, and request authorization for sharing the image from the one or more individuals captured in the image. In some instances, the multi-person authentication and validation system may provide a different image version for sharing if at least one of the one or more individuals denies authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: KNOWLEDGE INITIATIVES LLC
    Inventor: Barr Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10147019
    Abstract: In one respect, there is provided a system that may include a processor and a memory. The memory may be configured to store instructions that results in operations when executed by the processor. The operations may include: generating a concatenated feature map set by at least combining a first feature map set and a second feature map set, the first feature map set and the second feature map set each indicating one or more occurrences of a feature within an image, the first feature map set having a different scale than the second feature map set; and classifying, by a convolutional neural network, an image, the classifying of the image being based at least on the concatenated feature map set. Related methods and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Iuliia Drozdova, Leonid Bobovich, Michael Kemelmakher, Ilia Rutenburg, Ran Moshe Bittmann
  • Patent number: 10133921
    Abstract: A system, methods, and apparatus for generating pattern recognition classifiers are disclosed. An example method includes identifying graphical objects within an image of a card object, for each identified graphical object: i) creating a bounding region encompassing the graphical object such that a border of the bounding region is located at a predetermined distance from segments of the graphical object, ii) determining pixels within the bounding region that correspond to the graphical object, iii) determining an origin of the graphical object based on an origin rule, iv) determining a text coordinate relative to the origin for each determined pixel, and v) determining a statistical probability that features are present within the graphical object, each of the features including at least one pixel having text coordinates and for each graphical object type, combining the statistical probabilities for each of the features of the identified graphical objects into a classifier data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Tantrum Street LLC
    Inventors: William Bennett Cervin, Alexander Scott Leverington, Kevin Michael Craft
  • Patent number: 10133955
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and storage media are described for detecting objects in image data are provided. In embodiments, a computing device may generate a plurality of blocks from a captured image. Each block may represent a corresponding region of the captured image. The computing device may extract a first feature from at least one block of the plurality of blocks; determine a second feature based at least on the first feature; and determine a third feature based on the second feature. The computing device may determine, as a matching image, a stored image from among a plurality of stored images including an object that has greatest maximum correlation with the third feature. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Adaptive Computation, LLC
    Inventor: Tuan A. Duong
  • Patent number: 10133551
    Abstract: Multiple parallel prediction functions are employed for content-aware data compression. An exemplary method comprises obtaining a floating point number comprising a sign, an exponent at a given base and a significand having a length; applying a plurality of distinct prediction algorithms to the floating point number to generate a corresponding plurality of predictions; selecting a given one of the plurality of distinct prediction algorithms for the floating point number by evaluating a compression metric applied to the plurality of predictions; and encoding the floating point number by encoding the exponent and the length as a single code using a residual generated by the selected prediction algorithm. A disambiguation index optionally identifies the selected prediction algorithm among a set of prediction algorithms that potentially generated the selected prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Angelo E. M. Ciarlini, Alex Laier Bordignon, Rômulo Teixeira de Abreu Pinho, Marcello Luiz Rodrigues de Campos
  • Patent number: 10127449
    Abstract: Condition detection using image processing may include receiving a mask generated from images and telemetry data captured by a vehicle, an altitude map, and alignment data for the mask. The images may be related to movement of the vehicle along a vehicle path and non-infrastructure entities along an infrastructure entity position of a corresponding infrastructure entity, and the telemetry data may include movement log information related to the movement of the vehicle along the vehicle path. Condition detection using image processing may further include using the mask related to the vehicle path and the non-infrastructure entities, and an infrastructure rule to detect a risk related to the infrastructure entity by analyzing the mask related to the vehicle path and the non-infrastructure entities, and the infrastructure rule, and determining whether the infrastructure rule is violated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Vadim Pestun, Olga Eremina, Ekaterina Tyulyaeva
  • Patent number: 10127455
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a processing unit configured to extract at least one frame selected from a plurality of frames of moving-picture data as a candidate thumbnail image, wherein the at least one frame corresponds to at least one frame selected according to a plurality of thumbnail extraction criteria, and to determine at least one candidate thumbnail image selected from a group comprising candidate thumbnail images obtained by the extracting, as at least one final thumbnail image, based on a thumbnail extraction criterion to which the candidate thumbnail images obtained by the extracting respectively correspond, and a display unit configured to display the at least one final thumbnail image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyu-chun Han, Sung-hoon Kim, Su-jin Ryu, Dong-jin Jung, Jun-kwon Choi
  • Patent number: 10121344
    Abstract: The invention relates to a smoke detection device 1, said smoke detection device 1 being connectable to at least one monitoring camera 2 which is designed to capture images of a monitored area, said monitored area comprising at least one stationary lighting object 3. The smoke detection device comprises an analyzing device 4, said analyzing device 4 being designed to detect at least one smoke detection feature in the monitored area in order to detect smoke in the images. The analyzing device 4 detects the at least one lighting object in the images, and the analyzing device 4 detects a change of a light scattering of the at least one detected lighting object 3 as the at least one smoke detection feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Anton Stadler, Florian Kuhn, Tjark Windisch
  • Patent number: 10121080
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems and methods for controlling the recording, storing and transmitting of video content captured by security cameras in order to drastically reduce the overall bandwidth required to remotely monitor a physical space. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to a method of triggering or activating a video camera to record and/or transmit images of a physical environment over a network only when measurements taken by a separate structural sensor camera or depth-sensing device indicate that sufficient physical changes have occurred in the environment to warrant video recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: VCLICK3D, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Script, Daniel Moodie
  • Patent number: 10110936
    Abstract: The invention discloses a web-based live broadcasting method, which comprises the steps of real-time intercepting video information captured from a camera so as to obtain camera pictures; storing each frame of the camera picture as a texture object; rendering the texture object, and screening out a reference color of the pixels in the texture object; bonding the rendered texture object to a pre-set virtual background to obtain a bonded scene image information; and encoding the bonded scene image information to generate a video stream for live broadcasting. This invention further discloses a client terminal of web-based live broadcasting and a web-based live broadcasting system. The present invention can meet a requirement of a real-time processing on a picture during live broadcasting and can run smoothly on the mobile phone, with less consumption of resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Shanghai Hode Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Jiang
  • Patent number: 10103745
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for content-aware compression of data using selection from multiple weighted prediction functions. An exemplary method comprises obtaining a floating point number; applying a plurality of distinct prediction algorithms to the floating point number to generate a corresponding plurality of predictions; selecting at least one of the predictions for the floating point number based on combination weights for the plurality of distinct prediction algorithms, wherein the combination weights are based only on prior samples of the floating point numbers; and encoding the floating point number by encoding, as a single code, the exponent and the length of a residual generated by the distinct prediction algorithm associated with the selected at least one prediction. The combination weights are optionally updated for subsequent floating point numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Marcello Luiz Rodrigues de Campos, Rômulo Teixeira de Abreu Pinho, Angelo E. M. Ciarlini, Alex Laier Bordignon
  • Patent number: 10095780
    Abstract: Computer program products and systems are provided for mining for sub-patterns within a text data set. The embodiments facilitate finding a set of N frequently occurring sub-patterns within the data set, extracting the N sub-patterns from the data set, and clustering the extracted sub-patterns into K groups, where each extracted sub-pattern is placed within the same group with other extracted sub-patterns based upon a distance value D that determines a degree of similarity between the sub-pattern and every other sub-pattern within the same group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Snigdha Chaturvedi, Tanveer A. Faruquie, Hima P. Karanam, Marvin Mendelssohn, Mukesh K. Mohania, L. Venkata Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 10089769
    Abstract: Implementations relate to augmented display of information in a device view of a display screen. In some implementations, a method includes detecting a physical display screen appearing in a field of view of an augmenting device, and detecting an information pattern in output associated with the physical display screen. The method extracts displayable information and screen position information from the information pattern, where the screen position information is associated with the displayable information and indicates a screen position on the physical display screen. The method causes a display of the displayable information overlaid in the field of view of the augmenting device, where the display of the displayable information is based on the screen position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin Margolin
  • Patent number: 10089748
    Abstract: A method for determining an extent of anistropy of texture of an image in a manner that avoids inaccuracies arising from interpolation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: UNIVERSITÉ D'AIX-MARSEILLE, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Inventor: Frédéric Joseph Pierre Richard
  • Patent number: 10083512
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit, variation amount deriving unit, acquisition unit, and threshold value deriving unit. The image acquisition unit acquires a captured image obtained by an imaging unit. The variation amount deriving unit derives a luminance value variation amount of a predetermined area of the acquired captured image based on a luminance value of the predetermined area and first information indicating a relationship between a captured image luminance value and an amount of luminance value variation. The acquisition unit acquires an amount of variation of a luminance gradient value based on the derived amount of variation of the luminance value, wherein the luminance gradient value is a gradient value of the luminance value. The threshold value deriving unit derives a threshold value with which an obtained luminance gradient value is to be compared, based on the acquired amount of variation of the luminance gradient value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keisuke Tateno
  • Patent number: 10074189
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a first calculation unit, a combination unit, a second calculation unit, and a correction unit. The acquisition unit acquires a plurality of pieces of image data captured sequentially in time series. The first calculation unit calculates a first displacement between one piece of image data among the plurality of pieces of image data and a piece of image data adjacent in time series to the one piece of image data. The combination unit combines a plurality of first displacements to obtain a second displacement between the one piece of image data and a piece of image data neighboring the one piece of image data in time series. The second calculation unit calculates a correction amount for the one piece of image data based on the second displacement. The one piece of image data is corrected based on the calculated correction amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tatsuro Koizumi