Local Or Regional Features Patents (Class 382/195)
  • Patent number: 11906310
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for evaluating digital map quality. A process includes steps for receiving change data indicating one or more feature discrepancies associated with one or more geographic regions of a digital map, analyzing the change data to determine which of the one or more feature discrepancies resulted in verified updates to the digital map, and generating a quality score for each of the geographic map regions based on the verified updates. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: GM Cruise Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Chen Xie, Matthew Fox, Brian Joseph Donohue, Kangyuan Niu, Katherine Leung
  • Patent number: 11861875
    Abstract: Image transformation tasks such as cropping, text addition etc. are common across industries. Each industry has different business context and demands the image transformations be performed aligned to the business context. This disclosure relates to a system and method for an adaptive image transformation for a given context and maintaining aesthetic sense of the transformed image. Herein, the system is configurable and adaptive to any business context or domain. The system learns the context from available domain samples and creates an automated workflow of context-aware transformation tasks that maintains both the content and aesthetics demands of the context. Further, a saliency map is extracted for the identified RoI to append a text to the RoI based on the extracted saliency map, the calculated similarity metric for various content and aesthetic factors and various preferences of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Limited Services
    Inventors: Balaji Rajendran Venkateswara, Ganesh Prasath Ramani, Guruswaminathan Adimurthy, Aashish Chandra
  • Patent number: 11860548
    Abstract: A method of determining a characteristic of one or more processes for manufacturing features on a substrate, the method including: obtaining image data of a plurality of features on a least part of at least one region on a substrate; using the image data to obtain measured data of one or more dimensions of each of at least some of the plurality of features; determining a statistical parameter that is dependent on the variation of the measured data of one or more dimensions of each of at least some of the plurality of features; determining a probability of defective manufacture of features in dependence on a determined number of defective features in the image data; and determining the characteristic of the one or more processes to have the probability of defective manufacture of features and the statistical parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Wim Tjibbo Tel, Hermanus Adrianus Dillen, Marc Jurian Kea, Mark John Maslow, Koen Thuijs, Peter David Engblom, Ralph Timotheus Huijgen, Daan Maurits Slotboom, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus Mulkens
  • Patent number: 11861523
    Abstract: An approach provides sending captured Superbill image data and output data generated based on results of parsing the captured Superbill image data to an external system which manages Superbill data via a cloud system and a storage service. The cloud system creates parsing rule data for parsing a captured Superbill image in accordance with user operation at a client device. The cloud system obtains captured Superbill image data from the storage service, in response to receiving a notification indicating that the captured Superbill image data has been stored in the storage service. The cloud system parses the obtained image data based on the created parsing rule and generates output data based on results of parsing. The cloud system sends the generated output data and the obtained image data to the external system via the one or more computer networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jayasimha Nuggehalli, James Woo
  • Patent number: 11842027
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device including a first sensor configured to sense a user; a second sensor configured to sense light incident from an external light source; a mirror display; a memory; and a processor configured to: based on the first sensor sensing the user in front of the mirror display, obtain information about a first area in which a first image corresponding to a reflection of the user is located on the mirror display; determine a second area for displaying content to be provided to the user based on the information about the first area; based on information about light being obtained through the second sensor, determine luminance of the second area based on the information about the light; and control the mirror display to display the content with the determined luminance on the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seungki Cho, Han Kang, Jaemun Sim, Changwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11842455
    Abstract: An embodiment includes accessing captured video of a first physical object in a physical environment. The embodiment also includes detecting a feature of the first physical object in a first frame of the video. The embodiment encodes a first qubit with a first quantum state based on a first value of the feature of the first physical object, and then entangles the first qubit with a second qubit forming an entangled qubit pair. The embodiment detects a second quantum state of the second qubit of the entangled qubit pair and renders computer-generated content of a virtual environment that includes a computer-generated first virtual object that corresponds to the first physical object, where the rendering comprises determining a property of the first virtual object based on the detected second quantum state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, Eduardo Morales, Micah Forster, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11816526
    Abstract: A function execution system includes a function execution device configured to execute a plurality of functions, a storage device, an image acquisition device, and a reader device. The function execution device switches between first to fourth functions to be executed depending on whether code information, which is read by the reader device based on an image representing an information code included in a captured image acquired by the image acquisition device from the image capturing unit, is first code information or second code information and whether user information stored in the storage device is first user information or second user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: SUNCORPORATION
    Inventor: Makoto Kondo
  • Patent number: 11816877
    Abstract: This application discloses a method and apparatus for object detection in an image, a vehicle, and a robot. The method for object detection in an image is performed by a computing device. The method includes determining an image feature of an image; determining a correlation of pixels in the image based on the image feature; updating the image feature of the image based on the correlation to obtain an updated image feature; and determining an object detection result in the image according to the updated image feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Zequn Jie
  • Patent number: 11810266
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to generating keypoint descriptors of the keypoints using a sub-scale refinement and a sample pattern radius adjustment. An apparatus includes a sub-pixel refiner circuit and a keypoint descriptor generator circuit. The sub-pixel refiner circuit determines a keypoint scale value for a scale dimension of a keypoint in an image pyramid by performing an interpolation of response map (RM) pixel values of a pixel block of RM images defined around the keypoint. The keypoint descriptor generator circuit determines sample scales of the image pyramid based on the keypoint scale value and determines a radius value for each sample scale based on the keypoint scale value. The keypoint descriptor generator circuit samples patches of pixel values at the sample scales using the radius value for each sample scale to generate a keypoint descriptor of the keypoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Muge Wang, Assaf Metuki
  • Patent number: 11790494
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) image-based facial verification method and apparatus is provided. The facial verification method may include capturing a facial image of a 3D face of a user, determining an occluded region in the captured facial image by comparing the captured facial image and an average facial image, generating a synthetic image by synthesizing the captured facial image and the average facial image based on the occluded region, and verifying the user based on the synthetic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungju Han, Minsu Ko, Jaejoon Han, Chang Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 11756288
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an image processing method and apparatus, an electronic device and a storage medium, which relate to the field of computer technology, and more particularly to artificial intelligence technology including computer vision, deep learning and the like. The image processing method includes: recognizing the image to be processed to determine attribute information of each object included in the image to be processed; determining a target thermal image to be recognized according to the attribute information of each object and the image to be processed; reconstructing the target thermal image to generate a first reconstructed image; and determining whether the image to be processed includes an object of a preset class according to a difference between the first reconstructed image and the target thermal image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Xinyang Zhang, Zhisheng Hu, Zhenyu Zhong
  • Patent number: 11727665
    Abstract: A method and system for temporal frequency analysis for identification of unmanned aircraft systems. The method includes obtaining a sequence of video image frames and providing a pixel from an output frame of the video; generating a fluctuating pixel value vector; examining the fluctuating pixel value vector over a period of time; obtaining the frequency information present in the pixel fluctuations; summing the frequency coefficients for the vectorized pixel values from the fluctuating pixel value vector; obtaining an image representing a two dimensional space based on the summed center frequency coefficients; generating a series of still frames equal to a summation of the center frequency coefficients for pixel variations; and combining the temporal information into spatial locations in a matrix to provide a single image containing the spatial and temporal information present in the sequence of video image frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Bryana Lynn Woo, Gabriel Carlisle Birch, Jaclynn Javonna Stubbs, Camron G. Kouhestani
  • Patent number: 11715043
    Abstract: The subject technology receives assessment values determined by a first machine learning model deployed on a client electronic device, the assessment values being indicative of classifications of input data and the assessment values being associated with constraint data that comprises a probability distribution of the assessment values with respect to the classifications of the input data. The subject technology applies the assessment values determined by the first machine learning model to a second machine learning model to determine the classifications of the input data. The subject technology determines whether accuracies of the classifications determined by the second machine learning model conform with the probability distribution for corresponding assessment values determined by the first machine learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Edouard Godfrey, Gianpaolo Fasoli, Kuangyu Wang
  • Patent number: 11715197
    Abstract: An image segmentation method according to an embodiment of the present invention is performed in a computing device having one or more processors and memory for storing one or more programs executed by means of the one or more processors, and includes the steps of: (a) receiving the input of an image; (b) generating a first-generation image segment set by dividing the input image in an overlapped manner; and (c) generating a second or higher-generation image segment set from the first-generation image segment set, wherein a subsequent-generation image segment set is generated by dividing in an overlapped manner at least one of a plurality of image segments included in the previous-generation image segment set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyo-Seob Song, Joon-Ho Lee, Ji-Eun Song
  • Patent number: 11715232
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for determining an attitude angle of a camera, capable of improving the accuracy of the attitude angle of the camera, and in turn the accuracy of the attitude of the camera that is obtained based on the attitude angle of the camera. The present disclosure can also improve the accuracy of object distance measurement and vehicle positioning based on the attitude angle of the camera. In the method for determining an attitude angle of a camera, the camera is fixed to one and the same rigid object in a vehicle along with an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING TUSEN ZHITU TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hengchen Dai
  • Patent number: 11711485
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for overlaying themed imagery onto real-world objects in a head-mounted display device (HMDD). A computing device receives, from an HMDD, depth data that identifies distances from the HMDD to surfaces of a plurality of objects in a user space. The computing device detects at least one object in the user space based at least in part on the depth data. The computing device determines a classification of video content being presented on a display system of the HMDD. The computing device selects, based on the classification, a particular image theme from a plurality of different image themes, the image theme comprising one or more image textures. The computing device sends, to the HMDD, at least one image texture for overlaying the at least one object during presentation of the at least one object on the display system of the HMDD in conjunction with the video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Dell Wolfensparger, Andrew Ip, Dhananjay Lal, Matthew Ringenberg
  • Patent number: 11704811
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and apparatus for generating a background-free image, a device, and a medium. The method may include: determining an image proportion of a target subject in an original image; clipping, in response to the image proportion being less than a preset threshold, a subject region image corresponding to the target subject from the original image; determining a corresponding subject region mask based on the subject region image; and synthesizing the subject region mask and the subject region image to generate a background-free image corresponding to the original image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Beijing Baidu Netcom Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haiyan Yang
  • Patent number: 11704292
    Abstract: A system and method for enriching a concept database. The method includes determining, based on at least one signature of a first multimedia data element (MMDE) and signatures of a plurality of existing concepts in the concept database, at least one first concept among the plurality of existing concepts, wherein each of the at least one first concept matches a portion of the at least one signature of the first MMDE; generating a reduced representation of the first MMDE, wherein generating the reduced representation further comprises removing the portion of the first MMDE matching the at least one first concept; comparing the reduced representation of the first MMDE to signatures representing a plurality of second MMDEs to determine a plurality of matching second MMDEs; generating, based on the reduced representation of the first MMDE and the plurality of matching second MMDEs, at least one second concept; and adding the generated at least one second concept to the concept database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Cortica Ltd.
    Inventors: Igal Raichelgauz, Adam Harel, Karina Odinaev, Yehoshua Y Zeevi
  • Patent number: 11688105
    Abstract: A processor implemented method of processing a facial expression image, the method includes controlling a camera to capture a first facial expression image and a second facial expression image, acquiring a first expression feature of the first facial expression image, acquiring a second expression feature of the second facial expression image, generating a new expression feature dependent on differences between the acquired first expression feature and the acquired second expression feature, and adjusting a target facial expression image based on the new expression feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tianchu Guo, Youngsung Kim, Hui Zhang, Byungin Yoo, Chang Kyu Choi, Jae-Joon Han, Jingtao Xu, Deheng Qian
  • Patent number: 11676411
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic information retrieval from imaged documents. Deep network architectures retrieve information from imaged documents using a neuronal visual-linguistic mechanism including a geometrically trained neuronal network. An expense management platform uses the neuronal visual-linguistic mechanism to determine geometric-semantic information of the imaged document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Amos Simantov, Roy Shilkrot, Nimrod Morag, Rinon Gal
  • Patent number: 11663265
    Abstract: A query image is received, along with a query to initiate a search process to find other images based on the query image. The query includes a preference value associated with an attribute, the preference value indicative of a level of emphasis to be placed on the attribute during the search. A full query vector, which is within a first dimensional space and representative of the query image, is generated. The full query vector is projected to a reduced dimensional space having a dimensionality lower than the first dimensional space, to generate a query vector. An attribute direction corresponding to the attribute is identified. A plurality of candidate vectors of the reduced dimensional space is searched, based on the attribute direction, the query vector, and the preference value, to identify a target vector of the plurality of candidate vectors. A target image, representative of the target vector, is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Zhe Lin, Shabnam Ghadar, Saeid Motiian, Ratheesh Kalarot, Baldo Faieta, Alireza Zaeemzadeh
  • Patent number: 11663842
    Abstract: A method and a system for extracting information from a table in a document is provided. The method includes: receiving a document that includes information that is arranged in a table; determining three sets of coordinates that respectively relate to lines, words, and characters included in the document; extracting a list of lines based on the first set of coordinates; reconstructing the rows of the table based on list of lines and the second set of coordinates; reconstructing the columns of the table based on the reconstructed rows and the third set of coordinates; and outputting a reconstruction of the table. The three sets of coordinates are expressible in an hOCR format that is based on an open standard for representation of scanned information that is obtainable by using an optical character recognition (OCR) technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Sidharth Talwar, Sanjay Saran Garg, Ranjit Radhakrishnan, Sunil Nair, Devang Jayachandran
  • Patent number: 11636645
    Abstract: Techniques for aligning images generated by two cameras are disclosed. This alignment is performed by computing a relative 3D orientation between the two cameras. A first gravity vector for a first camera and a second gravity vector for a second camera are determined. A first camera image is obtained from the first camera, and a second camera image is obtained from the second camera. A first alignment process is performed to partially align the first camera's orientation with the second camera's orientation. This process is performed by aligning the gravity vectors, thereby resulting in two degrees of freedom of the relative 3D orientation being eliminated. Visual correspondences between the two images are identified. A second alignment process is performed to fully align the orientations. This process is performed by using the identified visual correspondences to identify and eliminate a third degree of freedom of the relative 3D orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Kirk Price, Michael Bleyer, Christopher Douglas Edmonds, Sudipta Narayan Sinha
  • Patent number: 11621077
    Abstract: A system for using artificial intelligence to select a compatible element. The system includes at least a server wherein the at least a server is configured to receive training data. The at least a server is configured to receive at least a biological extraction from a user. The at least a server is configured to receive at least a datum of user activity data. The at least a server is configured to select at least a compatible element as a function of the training data, the at least a biological extraction, and the at least a user activity data. The at least a server is configured to transmit the at least a compatible element to a user client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: KPN INNOVATIONS, LLC.
    Inventor: Kenneth Neumann
  • Patent number: 11622049
    Abstract: According to an aspect of some embodiments, an information processing apparatus is configured to perform: displaying an operation screen in a display, the operation screen generated by instructing a WebView to process the obtained web contents; if a predetermined instruction is given through the operation screen, calling the native library by using a script contained in the web contents, and instructing the called native library to generate image data corresponding to the file; and displaying the image data generated by the native library in the operation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidekazu Morooka
  • Patent number: 11600084
    Abstract: A method of price text detection by an imaging controller comprises obtaining, by the imaging controller, an image of a shelf supporting labels bearing price text, generating, by the imaging controller, a plurality of text regions containing candidate text elements from the image, assigning, by the imaging controller, a classification to each of the text regions, selected from a price text classification and a non-price text classification. The imaging controller, within each of a subset of the text regions having the price text classification: detects a price text sub-region and generates a price text string by applying character recognition to the price text sub-region. The method further includes presenting, by the imaging controller, the locations of the subset of text regions, in association with the corresponding price text strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mingxi Zhao, Yan Zhang, Kevin J. O'Connell, Zhi-Gang Fan
  • Patent number: 11579248
    Abstract: The present application provides a method, apparatus and electronic equipment for recognizing a posture of a target, a first receiving signal and a second receiving signal upon scattering of a transmitting signal from a target to be recognized are acquired, a first baseband signal is determined according to the first receiving signal and the transmitting signal, and a second baseband signal is determined according to the second receiving signal and the transmitting signal; and a category of the posture of the target to be recognized is finally determined according to the first baseband signal and the second baseband signal. The first baseband signal and the second baseband signal carry various feature values related to the posture of the target, including but not limited to transversal velocity information and radial velocity information, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: BEIHANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xiangrong Wang, Huaiyuan Liang
  • Patent number: 11566902
    Abstract: A system and method for localizing an autonomous vehicle using a digital stereo camera mounted to the autonomous vehicle and oriented to obtain images of the road surface. The system comprises an image processor configured to analyze the images of the road surface and identify micro-features, such as pores, holes, cracks, and granular material embedded in the street. The image processor is configured to compile previously obtained images of the road surface into reference mosaics and to compare the micro-features identified in newly obtained images to the reference mosaic to determine the location of the autonomous vehicle. The system may be further configured with a communications module to transmit images and localization information to a database repository or server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Idealab
    Inventors: Maximilian Zavodny, Erik Karl Antonsson, Bill Gross, Mark Goodstein
  • Patent number: 11568460
    Abstract: A product evaluation device includes a receiving means for receiving product specifying information for specifying a product attribute, an acquisition means for acquiring designation in formation corresponding to a product attribute specified by the product specifying information from a storage means storing, for each product attribute, a genuine image showing a characteristic part for evaluating whether a product is a genuine product and designation information designating the characteristic part in association with each other, a request means for requesting a user to take a photograph by designating a characteristic part of the product based on the designation information acquired from the storage means and requesting a photographed image obtained by the photographing, and an output means for outputting an evaluation result obtained based on the photographed image provided in response to the request and the genuine image stored in the storage means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Rakuten Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Udana Bandara, Soh Masuko
  • Patent number: 11532091
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining, using at least one processor, an input image frame. The method also includes identifying, using the at least one processor, one or more regions of the input image frame containing redundant information. In addition, the method includes performing, using the at least one processor, an image processing task using the input image frame. The image processing task is guided based on the one or more identified regions of the input image frame. The method may further include obtaining, using the at least one processor, a coarse depth map associated with the input image frame. Performing the image processing task may include refining the coarse depth map to produce a refined depth map, where the refining of the coarse depth map is guided based on the one or more identified regions of the input image frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kushal Kardam Vyas, Yingmao Li, Chenchi Luo, George Q. Chen, Hamid R. Sheikh, Youngjun Yoo, Michael O. Polley
  • Patent number: 11527090
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (2000) detects an estimation position (24), which is a position where a target object is estimated to be present, from a captured image (20) generated by a camera (10). The target object is a belonging of a person. The information processing apparatus (2000) detects a plurality of parts (22) constituting a body of a person included in the captured image (20). For example, the parts (22) are joints. The information processing apparatus (2000) detects the estimation position (24) of the target object in the captured image (20) using information relating to a position of each of a plurality of the detected parts (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Piao
  • Patent number: 11520726
    Abstract: A processor comprises a plurality of processing units on an integrated circuit interconnected by an exchange. The exchange has a group of exchange paths extending between first and second portions of the integrated circuit. Each group has a first exchange block in the first portion and a second exchange block in the second portion. The processor has a first external interface in the first portion a second external interface in the second portion and a routing bus which routes packets between the external interfaces and the exchange blocks. The first external interface exchanges packets between the integrated circuit and a host. The second interface exchanges packets between the integrated circuit and another integrated circuit. Errors may be trapped when packets are wrongly addressed. A network of such processors is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: GRAPHCORE LIMITED
    Inventor: Hachem Yassine
  • Patent number: 11518040
    Abstract: An automated robot design pipeline facilitates the overall process of designing robots that perform various desired behaviors. The disclosed pipeline includes four stages. In the first stage, a generative engine samples a design space to generate a large number of robot designs. In the second stage, a metric engine generates behavioral metrics indicating a degree to which each robot design performs the desired behaviors. In the third stage, a mapping engine generates a behavior predictor that can predict the behavioral metrics for any given robot design. In the fourth stage, a design engine generates a graphical user interface (GUI) that guides the user in performing behavior-driven design of a robot. One advantage of the disclosed approach is that the user need not have specialized skills in either graphic design or programming to generate designs for robots that perform specific behaviors or express various emotions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Fraser Anderson, Stelian Coros, Ruta Desai, Tovi Grossman, Justin Frank Matejka, George Fitzmaurice
  • Patent number: 11508066
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for processing digital images to predict at least one continuous value comprising receiving one or more digital medical images, determining whether the one or more digital medical images includes at least one salient region, upon determining that the one or more digital medical images includes the at least one salient region, predicting, by a trained machine learning system, at least one continuous value corresponding to the at least one salient region, and outputting the at least one continuous value to an electronic storage device and/or display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: PAIGE.AI, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Kanan, Belma Dogdas, Patricia Raciti, Matthew Lee, Alican Bozkurt, Leo Grady, Thomas Fuchs, Jorge S. Reis-Filho
  • Patent number: 11501542
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for progressively updating at least one matrix of license plate identification values is disclosed. At a vehicle presence time, an image is captured within which is shown a uniquely identifiable license plate of a vehicle. Analytics is carried out on the image to obtain, in relation to the uniquely identifiable license plate, at least four values in relation to both a license plate number and at least one additional plate-identifying information. The matrix of license plate identification values is populated with the at least four values and stored in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: VIGILANT SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventor: Tien Son Dinh
  • Patent number: 11495036
    Abstract: Image analysis using visual geometry as an anchor for optical character recognition can be configured to receive an image acquired by a camera. The image is analyzed to detect a location within the image having a specified geometry. The specified geometry can be a predefined, visual geometry. The image is divided to create an image segment, where the image segment is based on the location of the specified geometry within the image. The image segment is analyzed to detect one or more characters within the image segment. The one or more characters in the image segment are decoded. A character string is generated based on decoding the one or more characters in the image segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SCANDIT AG
    Inventors: Christian K√ľndig, Oliver Akermann, Bernd Schoner, Luc Humair
  • Patent number: 11494871
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises processing circuitry configured to receive a plurality of training image data sets and a plurality of predetermined displacements. The processing circuitry is further configured to use the training image data sets and predetermined displacements to train a transformation regressor in combination with a discriminator in an adversarial fashion by repeatedly alternating a transformation regressor training process in which the transformation regressor is trained to predict displacements, and a discriminator training process in which the discriminator is trained to distinguish between predetermined displacements and displacements predicted by the transformation regressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: James Sloan, Owen Anderson, Keith Goatman
  • Patent number: 11496644
    Abstract: A CNN of an image forming apparatus includes: an encoder which compresses, for each tile image obtained by dividing an image into specific size pieces, information of the tile image; a decoder which restores the information of the tile image compressed by the encoder; and a blank sheet determination portion which determines whether the tile image corresponds to a blank sheet image. A segmentation image generation portion uses, when the blank sheet determination portion determines the tile image as being the blank sheet image, the blank sheet image for an image of a part corresponding to the tile image in a segmentation image, and uses, when the blank sheet determination portion determines the tile image as not being the blank sheet image, an output image of the decoder for an image of a part corresponding to the tile image in the segmentation image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Atsushi Nishida
  • Patent number: 11482041
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems are provided for obfuscating facial identity in images by synthesizing a new facial image for an input image. A base face is detected from or selected for an input image. Facial images that are similar to the base face are selected and combined to create a new facial image. The new facial image is added to the input image such that the input image includes a combination of the base face and the new facial image. Where no base face is detected in the input image, a base face is selected from reference facial images based at least on pose keypoints identified in the input image. After a new facial image is generated based on the selected base face, a combination of the new facial image and the base facial image are added to the input image by aligning one or more pose keypoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Tagra, Sachin Soni, Ajay Jain, Ryan Rozich, Jonathan Roeder, Arshiya Aggarwal, Prasenjit Mondal
  • Patent number: 11481978
    Abstract: A redundant tracking system comprising multiple redundant tracking sub-systems, enabling seamless transitions between such tracking sub-systems, provides a solution to this problem by merging multiple tracking approaches into a single tracking system. This system is able to combine tracking objects with six degrees of freedom (6DoF) and 3DoF through combining and transitioning between multiple tracking systems based on the availability of tracking indicia tracked by the tracking systems. Thus, as the indicia tracked by any one tracking system becomes unavailable, the redundant tracking system seamlessly switches between tracking in 6DoF and 3DoF thereby providing the user with an uninterrupted experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew James McPhee, Samuel Edward Hare, Peicheng Yu, Robert Cornelius Murphy, Dhritiman Sagar
  • Patent number: 11475566
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for processing digital images to predict at least one continuous value comprising receiving one or more digital medical images, determining whether the one or more digital medical images includes at least one salient region, upon determining that the one or more digital medical images includes the at least one salient region, predicting, by a trained machine learning system, at least one continuous value corresponding to the at least one salient region, and outputting the at least one continuous value to an electronic storage device and/or display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: PAIGE.AI, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Kanan, Belma Dogdas, Patricia Raciti, Matthew Lee, Alican Bozkurt, Leo Grady, Thomas Fuchs, Jorge S. Reis-Filho
  • Patent number: 11474799
    Abstract: The subject technology receives first code in a first programming language, the first code including a reference to a first dataset. The subject technology converting the first code to: second code in a second programming language different than the first programming language, and at least one data query in a second format different than the first programming language. Further the subject technology sends the converted first code and the at least one data query to a data system for execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Snowflake Inc.
    Inventors: Istvan Cseri, Isaac Kunen, Bing Li, Edward Ma, Srinath Shankar
  • Patent number: 11468056
    Abstract: Automatically identifying insights from a dataset and presenting the insights graphically and in natural language text ranked by importance is provided. Different data types and structures in the dataset are automatic recognized and matched with a corresponding specific analysis type. The data is analyzed according to the determined corresponding analysis types, and insights from the analysis are automatically identified. The insights within a given insight type and between insight types are ranked and presented in order of importance. Insights include those having multiple pipelined attributes and other insights include multiple insights identified as having some relationship for the included insights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rui Ding, Shi Han, Dongmei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11443277
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for identifying a product in an image and outputting stock keeping units of the product. The system comprises three main components: a database server, a data analytics system and a standard dashboard. The database server contains real-time inventory images as well as historical images of each product type. The data analytics system is executed by a computer processor configured to apply object detection and classification and deep learning algorithms to detect product information captured by the image. The data analytics system is also configured to determine hierarchical classification categories for the product. The standard dashboard is configured to output a report regarding the product information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Fractal Analytics Private Limited
    Inventors: Prakash Vanapalli, Vikash Challa, Sachin Chandra Bonagiri, Suraj Amonkar, Sarang Pande, Samreen Khan
  • Patent number: 11443410
    Abstract: An image processing method includes a matching cost calculating process of calculating matching costs in a unit of sub-pixels having higher resolution than first and second images by using an image of a reference area contained in the first image in which a target object is imaged and images of a plurality of comparison areas contained in the second image in which the target object is imaged, and a synthesized cost calculating process of calculating synthesized costs related to the reference area based on comparison results of values related to the plurality of matching costs calculated in the matching cost calculating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroto Mizohana, Keita Dan
  • Patent number: 11430205
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for detecting a salient object in an image includes separately performing convolution processing corresponding to at least two convolutional layers on a to-be-processed image to obtain at least two first feature maps of the to-be-processed image, performing superposition processing on at least two first feature maps included in a superposition set in at least two sets to obtain at least two second feature maps of the to-be-processed image, the at least two sets are in a one-to-one correspondence with the at least two second feature maps, and a resolution of a first feature map included in the superposition set is lower than or equal to a resolution of a second feature map corresponding to the superposition set, and splicing the at least two second feature maps to obtain a saliency map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qibin Hou, Mingming Cheng, Wei Bai, Xunyi Zhou
  • Patent number: 11417098
    Abstract: An apparatus including a location device and a processor. The location device may be configured to determine location coordinates of the apparatus. The processor may be configured to receive video frames captured by a capture device, perform video analysis on the video frames to detect objects in the video frames and extract metadata corresponding to the objects detected in the video frames, correlate the metadata with the location coordinates, determine a distance from the apparatus to the objects in the video frames and calculate an absolute location of the objects in response to the distance and the location coordinates. The distance may be determined by comparing a size of the objects detected in the video frames with a known size of the objects. The absolute location for the objects in the video frames may be added to the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: WAYLENS, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffery R. Campbell
  • Patent number: 11417173
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing method and apparatus, an electronic device, and a storage medium. The method includes: obtaining video streams of a game tabletop; detecting target objects in a plurality of image frames included in the video streams; determining a current game stage based on the target objects; and determining game detecting results according to the target objects and the determined game stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SENSETIME INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Yao Zhang, Wenbin Zhang, Shuai Zhang
  • Patent number: 11392625
    Abstract: A process for locating real estate parcels for a user comprises accessing a library of parceled real estate image data to identify objects and features in a plurality of parcels identified by the user as having a feature of interest. A predictive model is constructed and applied to a geographic region selected by the user to generate a customized output of real estate parcels predicted to have the feature of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: OmniEarth, Inc.
    Inventors: Shadrian Strong, Lars Dyrud, David Murr
  • Patent number: 11393088
    Abstract: A method of recognizing animals includes recognizing a plurality of body parts of a plurality of animals based on at least one image of the animals, in which the plurality of body parts include a plurality of types of body parts, including determining first estimated positions of the recognized body parts in the at least one image. The method includes estimating a plurality of first associations of body parts based on the at least one image of the animals, each first association of body parts associates a body part of an animal with at least one other body part of the same animal, including determining relative positions of the body parts in each estimated first association of body parts in the at least one image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: NUtech Ventures
    Inventors: Eric T. Psota, Lance C. Perez, Ty Schmidt, Benny Mote