Template Matching (e.g., Specific Devices That Determine The Best Match) Patents (Class 382/209)
  • Patent number: 11568284
    Abstract: Systems and methods may be used to generate and use a structured form representation and structured metadata. The structured form representation and structured metadata may include information relevant to a particular context and may be used to update document templates, import new documents and update document versions into software, automate data entry for document completion, update records to include new and or updated information, and provide other functionality of an information service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Broyles, Andrew Van Cao, Stephen A. Eubanks, William R. Georgen, Karpaga Ganesh Patchirajan
  • Patent number: 11563871
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine a printing area and a non-printing area in image data, and an execution unit configured to execute first multiplexing processing by changing a U component in a YUV color space with respect to an area determined as a printing area in the image data and to execute second multiplexing processing by changing a Y component in a CMYK color space with respect to an area determined as a non-printing area in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoichi Kashibuchi, Akitoshi Yamada, Hiroyasu Kunieda
  • Patent number: 11562522
    Abstract: An aspect provides a computer-implemented method for compiling software code. The method comprises: receiving software code to compile; receiving a set of parameters associated with settings and software employed to compile the software code; forming a first hash of the set of parameters to establish a unique identification of the set of parameters used to compile the software code; and associating the first hash with the compiled code. A further aspect provides a computer-implemented method of checking compatibility of compiled software code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: UNITY TECHNOLOGIES SF
    Inventors: Florian Deconinck, Sander van der Steen, Richard Chi Lei, Adam Christensen, Niall J. Lenihan
  • Patent number: 11554665
    Abstract: Disclosed are a drinking under influence (DUI) detection system and a DUI detection method based on an MQ3 sensor and an ultra wide band (UWB) radar. The system includes an alcohol detection module, a respiratory detection module, a signal matching module and a drunk driving alarm module, and each module cooperates to complete a detection. The MQ3 sensor-based alcohol detection module is used for alcohol signal capture, alcohol sequence processing and DUI threshold detection; the UWB radar-based respiratory detection module is used for respiratory signal capture, respiratory signal processing and passenger separation and positioning; the signal matching module is used for periodic signal alignment, sequence feature matching and drinker identity confirmation; and the DUI alarm module is used for a system alarm prompt, a data visualization interface and a DUI information uploading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Tianjin University
    Inventors: Xiulong Liu, Keqiu Li, Liyuan Ma, Jiuwu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11557087
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing apparatus and an image processing method that enable a strobe image using a 3D model to be generated. A strobe model in which 3D models of an object at a plurality of times generated from a plurality of viewpoint images captured from a plurality of viewpoints are disposed in a three-dimensional space is generated. When the strobe model is generated, a target object that is a target in which the 3D model is disposed in the strobe model is set according to a degree of object relevance indicating relevance with a key object serving as a reference for disposition of the 3D model in the strobe model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Goh Kobayashi, Hiroshi Oryoji
  • Patent number: 11557135
    Abstract: In one aspect, a computerized method for anti-counterfeiting solution using a machine learning (ML) model includes the step of providing a pre-defined set of feature detection rules, a pre-defined set of edge detection rules, a pre-defined threshold percentage, an original seal, an original fingerprint of the original seal, and a pre-trained fingerprint identification model. The pre-trained fingerprint identification model is trained by a specified ML algorithm using one or more digital images of the original seal. With a digital camera of a scanning device, the method scans a seal whose authenticity is to be determined. The seal is used to secure a transportation container. The method uses the pre-defined set of feature detection rules to detect and extract an extracted feature image at a specified position on the seal. The method breaks down the extracted feature image of the seal into a ‘kn’ number of sub-images by forming a ‘k’ rows x ‘n’ columns of a grid of the extracted feature image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventors: Paul Abner Noronha, Gandhi Darshan Dhruman, Nathani Murad, Kamat Dattaprasad Narayan
  • Patent number: 11551477
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for performance monitoring and feedback for facial recognition systems. A first image for image matching from a camera capture device at a first location is received for purposes of image matching. A highest match confidence score of the first image to a particular stored enrollment image is determined. One or more image or user characteristics associated with the first image or first user is identified. The identified image or user characteristics and highest match confidence score are added to a facial recognition monitoring and feedback model. Subsequently, a particular one of the stored image or user characteristics consistently associated with a below-threshold highest match confidence score is identified, and a notification is displayed or transmitted including an indication of an identified facial recognition low match pattern and identifying the particular one of the stored image characteristics or user characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul D. Steinberg, Peter L. Venetianer
  • Patent number: 11544507
    Abstract: An apparatus and method to train an image recognition model to accurately estimate a location of a reference point for each class of landmark is disclosed. The apparatus and method use the image recognition model, which is trained based on calculating a class loss and a class-dependent localization loss from training data based on an image recognition model and training the image recognition model using a total loss comprising the class loss and the localization loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wonhee Lee, Minjung Son, Kyungboo Jung, Hyun Sung Chang
  • Patent number: 11527104
    Abstract: Systems and methods for learning and recognizing features of an image are provided. A point detector identifies points in an image where there are two-dimensional changes. A geometric feature evaluator overlays at least one mesh on the image and analyzes geometric features on the at least one mesh. An internal calibrator transforms data from the point detector and the geometric feature evaluator into a three-dimensional point figure of the image, and a depth evaluator determines a final shape of the image. A three-dimensional object model of the image is constructed. The image could be a human face or body. Exemplary systems and methods can construct and learn features of a human face based on a partial view where part of the face is covered. Systems and methods can unlock a mobile device based on recognition of the features of the user's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventors: Danny Rittman, Mo Jacob
  • Patent number: 11514273
    Abstract: A vehicle computer comprises a processor and a memory. The memory stores instructions executable by the processor to detect debris flying above a roadway, to input vehicle sensor data to a first classifier that outputs a source of the debris, and based on the source of the debris, to compare sensor data representing the debris to stored reference data to determine a type of physical material included in the debris. The memory stores instruction to input the type of physical material and an environmental condition to a second classifier that outputs a risk assessment, and to actuate the vehicle based on the risk assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mahmoud Yousef Ghannam, Aed M. Dudar, Brian Bennie
  • Patent number: 11514720
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems, methods and programs for geometrically constrained, unsupervised training of convolutional autoencoders on unlabeled images for extracting eye landmarks. Disclosed systems for unsupervised deep learning of gaze estimation in eyes' image data are implementable in a computerized system. Disclosed methods include capturing an unlabeled image comprising the eye region of a user; and training a plurality of convolutional autoencoders on the unlabeled image comprising the eye region of a user using an initial geometrically regularized loss function to determine a plurality of eye landmarks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: BLINK TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Oren Haimovitch-Yogev, Tsahi Mizrahi, Andrey Zhitnikov, Almog David, Artyom Borzin, Gilad Drozdov
  • Patent number: 11504621
    Abstract: A video game processing program product causes a user terminal to realize functions to control progress of a video game. The functions include: an updating function configured to update a position of a character; a first displaying function configured to display, in a normal mode, a normal game screen; and a second displaying function configured to display, in a photographing mode, a photographing game screen based on a photographing operation. In a first case where a user operates the user character to change position while the photographing screen is displayed in the photographing mode, a change in position of the user character does not affect a status of the normal mode. The status of the normal mode of the video game is configured to be updated in a second case while the photographing screen is displayed in the photographing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX
    Inventors: Kei Odagiri, Hiroaki Ohno
  • Patent number: 11504748
    Abstract: Systems for sorting seeds are disclosed, as well as batches of seeds that have been sorted using the systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: SeedX Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mordekhay Shniberg, Elad Carmon, Sarel Ashkenazy, David Gedalyaho Vaisberger, Sharon Ayal
  • Patent number: 11501470
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, devices, and machine-readable mediums which encode data into a geometric representation for more efficient and secure processing. For example, data may be converted from a binary representation to a geometric representation using an encoding dictionary. The encoding dictionary specifies one or more geometric shapes used in the encoding. The geometrically encoded data may comprise one or more identifiers that specify one or more of the shapes of the encoding dictionary that best match one or more detected features in an image corresponding to the data. In some examples, the geometrically encoded data may also comprise one or more transformations of the one or more shapes to reduce error in the geometric encoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Aref Hassan, Edward C. Giaimo, III
  • Patent number: 11501162
    Abstract: A device is configured to classify data. Its operation involves providing (210) data samples including one or more of: image data, radar data, acoustic data, and/or lidar data to a processing unit. The data samples include at least one test sample, including positive samples and negative samples. Each positive sample has been determined to contain data relating to at least one object to be detected including at least one pedestrian, car, vehicle, truck or bicycle. Each negative sample has been determined not to contain data relating to the at least one object to be detected. These determinations regarding the positive samples and the negative samples are provided as input data, validated by a human operator, and/or provided by the device itself through a learning algorithm. A first plurality of groups is generated (220) by the processing unit implementing an artificial neural network, wherein at least some of the first plurality of groups are assigned a weighting factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: CONTI TEMIC MICROELECTRONIC GMBH
    Inventors: Michelle Karg, Christian Scharfenberger, Robert Thiel
  • Patent number: 11494938
    Abstract: Embodiments provide functionality for identifying joints and limbs in images. An embodiment extracts features from an image to generate feature maps and, in turn, processes the feature maps using a single convolutional neural network trained based on a target model that includes joints and limbs. The processing generates both a directionless joint confidence map indicating confidence with which pixels in the image depict one or more joints and a directionless limb confidence map indicating confidence with which the pixels in the image depict one or more limbs between adjacent joints of the one or more joints, wherein adjacency of joints is provided by the target model. To continue, indications of the one or more joints and the one or more limbs in the image are generated using the directionless joint confidence map, the directionless limb confidence map, and the target model. Embodiments can be deployed on mobile and embedded systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Northeastern University
    Inventors: Yun Fu, Yue Wu
  • Patent number: 11488022
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for the use of machine learning techniques to perform authentication, such as biometrics-based user authentication. For example, user biometric information (e.g., facial features, fingerprints, voice, etc.) of a user may be used to train a machine learning model, in addition to a noise vector. A representation of the biometric information (e.g., an image file including a picture of the user's face, an encoded file with vectors or other representation of the user's fingerprint, a sound file including the user's voice, etc.) may be iteratively transformed until the transformed biometric information matches the noise vector, and the machine learning model may be trained based on the set of transformations that ultimately yield the noise vector, when given the biometric information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sumanth S. Mallya, Corbin Pierce Moline, Saravanan Mallesan
  • Patent number: 11474158
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and an electrical impedance analyzing system for analyzing electrical impedance measurements of an electrochemical battery, including: a translating of respective electrical impedance measurements that corresponds to subtracting an ohmic alternating current resistance value from the real part of electrical impedance; and a scaling using scaling factors, the absolute values of which are based on an electrical impedance that corresponds to a transition between a translated first subseries and a translated second subseries of the series of electrical impedance measurements, the first subseries being associated with a battery behavior of the electrochemical battery in which the electrical impedance is dominated by diffusion processes, the second subseries being associated with a battery behavior of the electrochemical battery in which the electrical impedance is dominated by charge transfer processes at the electrodes of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: NOVUM ENGINEERING GMBH
    Inventor: Valentin Boss
  • Patent number: 11474904
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and processor-readable storage media for software-defined suspected storage drive failure identification are provided herein. An example computer-implemented method includes implementing at least one software agent in an operating system associated with at least one storage system, wherein the at least one software agent is configured to monitor and process one or more predefined storage drive attributes; obtaining, using the at least one software agent, attribute values for the one or more predefined storage drive attributes from one or more storage drives within the at least one storage system; identifying, using the at least one software agent, at least one suspected failure among the one or more storage drives by processing the obtained attribute values using algorithmic logic; and performing at least one automated action based on the at least one identified suspected failure among the one or more storage drives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Anurag Sharma, Brian P. Korinek
  • Patent number: 11468255
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a terminal for recognizing a two-dimensional code are provided. The two-dimensional code includes an image region and an encoding region. The image region and the encoding region have no overlap. The method includes selecting, from pixels of the two-dimensional code, a pixel included in a code element in an encoding region. The method further includes determining a value of the code element in the encoding region according to the pixel included in the code element in the encoding region. The method further includes recognizing the two-dimensional code according to the value of the code element in the encoding region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Schenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Dianping Xu, Yugeng Lin, Chen Ran, Jingjing Li, Hongyang Wang, Leteng Weng, Hao Chen
  • Patent number: 11460854
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile device (AMD) moving in a physical space determines the presence of obstacles using images acquired by a stereocamera and avoids those obstacles. A floor with few visible features is difficult to characterize. The floor and any obstacles thereon may be difficult to characterize due to noise, perspective effect, and so forth. A score is determined that indicates whether a particular pixel in an image is deemed to be associated with a parallel surface (the floor) or a perpendicular surface (an obstacle). The score is computationally inexpensive to calculate and allows for highly accurate and low latency determinations as to the presence of an obstacle that would impede movement of the AMD. Orientation changes in the AMD, such as movement over a bumpy floor, are well tolerated as are floor features such as flooring transitions, ramps, and so forth which the AMD is able to traverse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Adcock, Simon Edwards-Parton
  • Patent number: 11460961
    Abstract: A method for determining a proximity of at least one object using an electronic device is provided. The method includes obtaining hover data from a touch panel of the electronic device. Further, the method includes determining at least one of a first hover or a second hover based on the hover data of the at least one object obtained for the touch panel. Further, the method includes determining the proximity of the at least one object to the touch panel of the electronic device based on at least one of the first hover or the second hover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nitesh Goyal, Sunil Rathour, Sonam Chawla Bhatia, Yash Gupta, Abhishek Gogia, Reetika Mittal, Vipin Khushu
  • Patent number: 11462014
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to, when extracting character information for search information corresponding to a type of a target from an image obtained by photographing the target, receive type information indicating the type of the target, and output first guidance information for providing a guidance to acquire a first image including at least search information associated with the type information and a vicinity of the search information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Matsuo
  • Patent number: 11461876
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a video data processing method and apparatus, and a storage medium. After historical and current video frames are acquired from a video stream, two point position sets of a human body are obtained from the historical video frame and the current video frame, respectively. A jitter amplitude of a human body key point in the current video frame is analyzed according to the point position set of the human body in the current video frame and the point position set of the human body in the historical video frame; an adjustment reference position of the human body in the current video frame is determined according to the jitter amplitude; and subsequently a human body part below the adjustment reference position in the current video frame is adjusted and the adjusted current video frame is outputted for display as part of the video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jingjin Zhou, Pei Cheng, Yirong Zeng, Bin Fu, Yu Gao, Xiaolong Zhu
  • Patent number: 11455799
    Abstract: A mobile communication system based on images, enabling communication between a plurality of mobile devices and servers, wherein the images have associated additional properties in the nature of voice, audio, data and other information. The system further enabling the formation of one or more image networks wherein the images are stored, organized, connected and linked to each other by one or more methods inclusive of one to one connection between images, a hierarchical connection between images and or other methods of connection between images to facilitate efficient image based communication between mobile devices, stationary devices and servers based on the mobile device identification, mobile device specific profiles and user specific profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Airspace Reality
    Inventors: Sunil K. Rao, Raman K Rao
  • Patent number: 11455784
    Abstract: A system and method for classifying images of an evidence, the method including: generating an unlabeled template based on a first received image, wherein the unlabeled template includes a first set of regions of interest (ROIs); selecting a labeled template that includes a second set of ROIs from a plurality of labeled templates determined to be a best match for the unlabeled template; checking at least an ROI of the first set of ROIs for content that corresponds to a label of an equivalent ROI of the second set of ROIs; and, classifying the first image upon determination that the content checked corresponds to the label according to the labeled template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Vatbox, Ltd.
    Inventors: Isaac Saft, Noam Guzman, Natanel Davidovits
  • Patent number: 11451556
    Abstract: Systems for dynamic profile control are provided. A system may receive first check data that may include a number of checks written over a predetermined time period for an account. The first check data may be analyzed to determine the number of checks written in a predetermined time period and the number may be compared to one or more thresholds. Based on the comparison, a first tier level may be identified for the account. A profile record may be generated including a check profile that may include one or more parameters based on the identified first tier level. The system may then build the profile by adding checks to the profile upon determining that the checks meet predefined criteria. After a predetermined time period has expired, the system may process additional data to determine whether the identified tier level and associated parameters should be modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Robert E. Mills, Jr., Murali Santhanam, Kerry Kurt Simpkins, John B. Hall, Michael J. Pepe, Jr., Jasher David Fowles, Jeanne Moulton, Susan Deans, Athena Barlow
  • Patent number: 11443532
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprising a situation acquiring unit configured to acquire a situation of one movable object, and a storing execution unit configured to store a face image of an occupant on the one movable object, captured by an image-capturing unit mounted on the one movable object when the one movable object is in a predetermined situation, as a face image of the occupant with neutral facial expression is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Matsuo, Hisumi Esaki, Takashi Okada, Hiromi Sato
  • Patent number: 11443036
    Abstract: In some examples, an apparatus includes a management controller for use in a computer system having a processing resource for executing an operating system (OS) of the computer system, the management controller being separate from the processing resource and to perform, based on operation of the management controller within a cryptographic boundary, management of components of the computer system, the management of components comprising power control of the computer system. The management controller is to receive sensor data, perform facial recognition based on the sensor data, and determine whether to initiate a security action responsive to the facial recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Naysen Robertson, Sai Rahul Chalamalasetti, William James Walker
  • Patent number: 11443135
    Abstract: An electronic device according to certain embodiments may include a camera, a memory, and at least one processor, wherein the at least one processor is configured to: obtain an image through the camera; obtain an image of at least one object from the obtained image; determine whether the image of the at least one object corresponds to an image of an object stored in the memory; output about a request for information about the at least one object, based at least in part on the determination; and obtain the information about the at least one object, based at least in part on information received from an external source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minsung Jung, Mihyun Jeong, Woocheol Jung, Seungnyun Kim, Changryong Heo
  • Patent number: 11443065
    Abstract: Systems and methods for obscuring data from a data source include devices and processes that may objectively measure the information loss for a dataset that is caused by applying a privacy policy, and may select and apply a policy to the dataset based on the measured information loss. The systems and methods may measure the information loss for a large dataset by taking a representative sample from the dataset and applying the policy to the sample in order to quantify the information loss. The quantified information loss can be iteratively used to change the policy in order to meet utility and/or privacy goals, and the system can subsequently apply the changed policy to the dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: IMMUTA, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Regensburger, Andrew D. Burt, Barry R. Hammen, Alfred V. Rossi, III
  • Patent number: 11443504
    Abstract: A method for box filtering includes obtaining, by a computing device, a form image, and identifying, by the computing device, a region of the form image that includes boxes. Vertical lines in the region of the form image are detected. The boxes in the region are detected according to the plurality of vertical lines, and image content is extracted from the boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arnaud G. Flament, Guillaume B. Koch
  • Patent number: 11423699
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure provide an action recognition method and apparatus and an electronic equipment. The action recognition apparatus includes: a key-point feature extracting unit configured to process information on key points in a target human body in an image frame, to calculate key-point features of the target human body, the key-point features including a position of a predetermined key point and an angle of a predetermined joint in the target human body; and a first recognizing unit configured to recognize an action of the target human body according to the key-point features, and output a first recognition result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Rui Yin, Xiantan Zhu, Zhiming Tan
  • Patent number: 11415792
    Abstract: A wide-angle endoscope lens is configured to capture a large viewing angle area of a non-planar object to generate an image, wherein the wide-angle endoscope lens has a center region and a corner region. The center region has a corresponding central object distance range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: ALTEK BIOTECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chun-Yen Chen
  • Patent number: 11410326
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein provide determination of an orientation of a feature towards a reference target. As a non-limiting example, a system consistent with the present disclosure may include a processor, a memory, and a single camera affixed to the ceiling of a room occupied by a person. The system may analyze images from the camera to identify any objects in the room and their locations. Once the system has identified an object and its location, the system may prompt the person to look directly at the object. The camera may then record an image of the user looking at the object. The processor may analyze the image to determine the location of the user's head and, combined with the known location of the object and the known location of the camera, determine the direction that the user is facing. This direction may be treated as a reference value, or “ground truth.” The captured image may be associated with the direction, and the combination may be used as training input into an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Glen J. Anderson, Giuseppe Raffa, Carl S. Marshall, Meng Shi
  • Patent number: 11403494
    Abstract: An obstacle recognition assistance device includes: an acquisition unit that acquires a first recognition result and sensing information, the first recognition result being a result based on a first recognition process performed using the sensing information acquired by an obstacle sensing device, the first recognition result indicating whether or not an obstacle is present, the first recognition result being determined to be incorrect; and a recording unit that verifies whether the first recognition result is incorrect based on the first recognition result and a second recognition result, the second recognition result being a result based on a second recognition process performed using the sensing information, the second recognition process indicating whether or not the obstacle is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuki Ogata
  • Patent number: 11398127
    Abstract: A gaming terminal includes an input device, an image sensor, and logic circuitry. The logic circuitry detects user input received at the input device and that is associated with a restricted action, receives, via the image sensor, image data that corresponds to the user input, applies at least one neural network model to the image data to classify pixels of the image data as representing human characteristics including at least one face and at least one pose model, compares, based at least partially on pixel coordinates of (i) the human characteristics within the received image data and (ii) a user input zone within the image data, each of the pose models to the user input zone and the faces, and permits, in response to one of the pose models matching (i) a face of the at least one face and (ii) the user input zone, the restricted action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: SG Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Terrin Eager, Bryan Kelly, Martin Lyons
  • Patent number: 11392891
    Abstract: A method includes: obtaining, from an image sensor mounted on a mobile automation apparatus, an image representing a plurality of items on a support structure in a facility; responsive to detection of the items in the image, for each item: obtaining an item region defining an area of the image containing the item; obtaining a performance metric corresponding to the item; encoding the performance metric as a visual attribute; and generating an item overlay using the visual attribute; and controlling a display to present the image, and each of the item overlays placed over the corresponding item regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Adrian J. Stagg, Marco Perrella, Jordan K. Varley, Patrick Kennedy
  • Patent number: 11388516
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for a privacy blocking device configured to prevent receipt, by a listening device, of video and/or audio data until a trigger occurs. A blocker may be configured to prevent receipt of video and/or audio data by one or more microphones and/or one or more cameras of a listening device. The blocker may use the one or more microphones, the one or more cameras, and/or one or more second microphones and/or one or more second cameras to monitor for a trigger. The blocker may process the data. Upon detecting the trigger, the blocker may transmit data to the listening device. For example, the blocker may transmit all or a part of a spoken phrase to the listening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas Stachura
  • Patent number: 11379535
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for obtaining data stored at a storage device using a first processor of an entity correlation system. The data includes information about multiple entities. The first processor generates data arrays using the obtained data. Each data array includes parameter values for multiple entities and is configured for processing at a respective computing cell of a second processor. The system provides the data arrays to the second processor. The second processor is configured to execute a correlation algorithm to concurrently process the data arrays at the respective computing cells. The second processor computes a correlation score based on calculations performed at the cells using the algorithm and the parameter values. The system determines relationships among entities of the data arrays based on the correlation score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Lin Ma, Nathan Wiegand
  • Patent number: 11373650
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided are an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program which are capable of giving an instruction for control relating to a location in a space even in voice utterance that does not include the name of a specific location. [Solution] The information processing device includes a control unit that acquires voice utterance corresponding to a processing command of control relating to a location in a space, determines the location in the space in the processing command on the basis of a result of environment sensing processing of the space by a plurality of kinds of sensors in a case where the acquired voice utterance does not include a word that specifies the location in the space, and performs control of issuing a processing command of control relating to the location in the space on the basis of the determined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Suzuki, Kentaro Ida
  • Patent number: 11364801
    Abstract: A system for detecting drunken driver is presented. The system includes an alcohol detecting device, a photographing device, and a locking device. The alcohol detecting device can receive a blood alcohol content value of a driver of a vehicle detected by a sensor, and determine whether the blood alcohol content value exceeds a first predetermined value. The alcohol detecting device can send alcohol concentration exceeding information to the photographing device to record video and to the locking device to lock vehicle when the blood alcohol content value exceeds the first predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Goldtek Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Chang Chen, Kuang-Hui Su
  • Patent number: 11361526
    Abstract: An image editing program can include a content-aware selection system. The content-aware selection system can enable a user to select an area of an image using a label or a tag that identifies object in the image, rather than having to make a selection area based on coordinates and/or pixel values. The program can receive a digital image and metadata that describes an object in the image. The program can further receive a label, and can determine from the metadata that the label is associated with the object. The program can then select a bounding box for the object, and identify in the bounding box, pixels that represent the object. The program can then output a selection area that surrounds the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Subham Gupta, Ajay Bedi, Poonam Bhalla, Krishna Singh Karki
  • Patent number: 11361191
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for using adversarial learning for fine-grained image search. An image search system receives a search query that includes an input image depicting an object. The search system generates, using a generator, a vector representation of the object in a normalized view. The generator was trained based on a set of reference images of known objects in multiple views, and feedback data received from an evaluator that indicates performance of the generator at generating vector representations of the known objects in the normalized view. The evaluator including a discriminator sub-module, a normalizer sub-module, and a semantic embedding sub-module that generate the feedback data. The image search system identifies, based on the vector representation of the object, a set of other images depicting the object, and returns at least one of the other images in response to the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lin, Fan Yang, Qiaosong Wang, Robinson Piramuthu
  • Patent number: 11360382
    Abstract: A system generates a mask for a circuit design while enforcing symmetry and consistency across random areas of the mask. The system builds a mask solutions database mapping circuit patterns to mask patterns. The system uses the mask solutions database to replace circuit patterns of the circuit design with mask patterns. The system identifies properties in circuit patterns of the circuit design and enforces the same property in the corresponding mask patterns. Examples of properties enforced include symmetry within circuit patterns and similarity across circuit patterns. The system combines mask patterns in different regions of the circuit and resolves conflicts that occur when there are multiple masks within a region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Christopher Cecil, Kevin Hooker
  • Patent number: 11354934
    Abstract: Electronic fingerprint readers are often used for security such as log-in authentication for the identification of a user for selective access to a computing system. As computing devices shrink in overall size and with downward pressure on device pricing, smaller and less expensive fingerprint readers are increasingly desired. While whole fingerprint readers have the greatest accuracy in user identification, the whole fingerprint is often not required for user identification. Often, only a portion of the user's fingerprint is required to adequately identify the user and thus a small segment fingerprint reader may be sufficient for user authentication. However, the smaller the sensing area of the small-segment fingerprint reader, the more likely that the fingerprint reader misidentifies the user or fails to collect sufficient information to identify the user. Systems and methods for improving identification accuracy of small-segment fingerprint readers are disclosed in detail herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Hamidreza Vaezi Joze
  • Patent number: 11347787
    Abstract: This application discloses an image retrieval method and apparatus, a system, a server, and a storage medium. The method includes: obtaining a first hash value of a to-be-retrieved reference image; splitting the first hash value into a preset quantity of first hash value segments, wherein a first hash value segment of the first hash value segments has a unique sequence position corresponding to a position of the first hash value segment in the first hash value; locating a target hash table according to the sequence position of the first hash value segment, wherein the target hash table is used for storing hash value segments that are at the sequence position of the first hash value segment in hash values of images; retrieving, from the hash value segments of the target hash table, a second hash value segment that is the same as the first hash value segment; and retrieving, from candidate images to which the second hash value segment belongs, a target image similar to the reference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Guizhou Huang, Xiangyu Song, Wei He, Dean Guo, Qiquan Jiang
  • Patent number: 11341149
    Abstract: Data may be queried and analyzed in order to draw insights. One type of data query that may be performed is a funnel query. A funnel query is a query characterized by a sequence of events, e.g.: “In the last N days, how many unique users performed event A, then event B, and then event C”. Systems and methods for performing funnel queries are provided herein. In some embodiments, the speed at which a computer can answer a funnel query may be increased. In some embodiments, a bitmap is used to eliminate one or more sequences of events that would otherwise need to be traversed during the funnel query. In some embodiments, a sequence of events is stored across multiple data partitions, each data partition covering a different period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SHOPIFY INC.
    Inventors: Mikhal Arkhangorodsky, Mohammad Zeeshan Qureshi
  • Patent number: 11327607
    Abstract: A touch detection circuit and a touch detection method are provided. The touch circuit coupled to touch areas of touch panel includes a touch controller and a detection circuit. The touch controller performs a touch detection on the touch areas sequentially. The detection circuit transmits a first detection signal to a boundary area of the touch areas which are not touch detected to receive a first feedback signal. The detection circuit transmits a second detection signal to a corresponding central area of the touch areas which are not touch detected to receive a second feedback signal. The touch controller compares the first feedback signal and the second feedback signal to generate a capacitance variation between the boundary area and the corresponding central area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Yi-Cheng Lin, Che-Chia Hsu
  • Patent number: 11320655
    Abstract: Imaging systems can often gather higher quality information about a field of view than the unaided human eye. For example, telescopes may magnify very distant objects, microscopes may magnify very small objects, and high frame-rate cameras may capture fast motion. The present disclosure includes devices and methods that provide real-time vision enhancement without the delay of replaying from storage media. The disclosed devices and methods may include a live view user interface with two or more interactive features or effects that may be controllable in real-time. Specifically, the disclosed devices and methods may include a live view display and image and other information enhancements, which utilize in-line computation and constant control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Changyin Zhou, Roman Lewkow, Marc Stewart Levoy, Jiawen Chen