Template Matching (e.g., Specific Devices That Determine The Best Match) Patents (Class 382/209)
  • Patent number: 10803616
    Abstract: A system generates a user hand shape model from a single depth camera. The system includes the single depth camera and a hand tracking unit. The single depth camera generates single depth image data of a user's hand. The hand tracking unit applies the single depth image data to a neural network model to generate heat maps indicating locations of hand features. The locations of hand features are used to generate a user hand shape model customized to the size and shape of the user's hand. The user hand shape model is defined by a set of principle component hand shapes defining a hand shape variation space. The limited number of principle component hand shape models reduces determination of user hand shape to a smaller number of variables, and thus provides for a fast calibration of the user hand shape model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher David Twigg, Robert Y. Wang, Yuting Ye
  • Patent number: 10789257
    Abstract: An industrial process analysis system is disclosed The system comprises a process data connection device for the acquisition of process data from process data source, an input system for receiving at least one search instruction, an indexing system for indexing the process data to create a set of indexed process data a data processing device for processing the at least one search instruction to create a search parameter set and comparing distances of members of the search parameter set with corresponding members of the indexed process data to obtain a similarity value; and an output device to display results based on the similarity value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: D SQUARE N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Dhollander, Bert Baeck, Stijn Meganck
  • Patent number: 10783734
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device and process for marking and detecting labels with spectral band authentication features utilizing a reader that can be affixed to a smart phone and positioned so as to align the lens of the phone's camera with a reader aperture. The reader aperture allows the camera to view an item through a spacer, wherein a UV and IR light source is used to reveal indicia within invisible ink. The light source employs a distinct emission spectrum characterized by narrow peaks and gaps which can illuminate pigment of the invisible ink that is selectively responsive at the wavelengths of specific peaks and/or unresponsive at the gaps in the spectrum. The smart phone captures the indicia revealed and interfaces with a cloud-based database to provide verification of authenticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: VerifyMe, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10785452
    Abstract: Systems and methods identify consumer products in images. Known consumer products are captured as grayscale or color images. They are converted to binary at varying thresholds. Connected components in the binary images identify image features according to pixels of a predetermined size, shape, solidity, aspect ratio, and the like. The image features are stored and searched for amongst image features similarly extracted from unknown images of consumer products. Identifying correspondence between the features of the images lends itself to identifying or not known consumer products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Reed Booth
  • Patent number: 10769475
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display, and a processor functionally connected with the display. The processor is configured to output content including one or more objects through the display, receive user input for specifying at least one point in the entire region of the content, determine a portion of an entire region with respect to the at least one point as a search region, obtain a saliency map associated with the content based on the search region, and determine a region of interest of the user based on the saliency map. Alternatively, the processor is configured to obtain an index map associated with the content by dividing the entire region of the content into similar regions according to a preset criterion and determine the region of interest of the user by overlapping the saliency map and the index map. It is possible to provide other embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moojung Kim, Daehee Kim, Daekyu Shin, Sungdae Cho
  • Patent number: 10762382
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, at a server and from an augmented reality device, user information of a user using the augmented reality device; generating, by the server, a picture feature sample sub-library corresponding to the user information, including screening out, from a preset picture feature sample library, picture feature samples associated with the user information; and providing, to the augmented reality device, the picture feature sample sub-library, wherein the picture feature sample sub-library can be configured to be used by the augmented reality device to perform, during image scanning of an offline environment of the user, image recognition of images scanned from the offline environment by comparing the scanned images to picture features in the picture feature sample sub-library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Linqing Wang, Xiaodong Zeng, Hong Zhang, Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 10755439
    Abstract: An estimation device includes a processor coupled to a memory and configured to detect a plurality of feature lines from an image of the object photographed by an imaging device, generate a plurality of sets of a predetermined number of line segments among the plurality of line segments, select a set to be processed from among the plurality of sets based on a length-first selection order in which a line segment that is longer than other line segments is preferentially selected, generate the predetermined number of combinations in which the predetermined number of line segments included in the set to be processed and the predetermined number of feature lines among the plurality of feature lines are associated with each other on a one-to-one basis, and estimate a position and a orientation of the imaging device in a three-dimensional space using the predetermined number of combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsunori Moteki, Toshiyuki Yoshitake, Ayu Karasudani, Yasuto Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10718611
    Abstract: The present invention provides a semiconductor evaluation device for fabricating a suitable reference pattern utilized in comparison tests. The semiconductor evaluation device and computer program extract a process window in a more accurate range based on a two-dimensional evaluation of the pattern. In order to achieve the above described objects, the present invention includes a semiconductor evaluation device that measures the dimensions of the pattern formed over the sample based on a signal obtained by way of a charged particle beam device, selects a pattern whose dimensional measurement results satisfy specified conditions or exposure conditions when the pattern is formed, and forms synthesized contour data, by synthesizing contour data obtained from images of an identically shaped pattern in design data, and also a pattern formed under the selected exposure conditions or a pattern having a positional relation that is already known relative to the selected pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Asuka Honda, Hiroyuki Shindo
  • Patent number: 10706319
    Abstract: A viewpoint position-related parameter setting unit determines which approximate spherical shape to use in order to determine a viewpoint position. A viewpoint position creation unit creates a plurality of approximate spherical shapes set by the viewpoint-position-related parameter setting unit, and creates respective viewpoint positions. An optimal viewpoint position creation unit calculates a rotation angle at which the number of slave viewpoints associated with master viewpoints is substantially equal and a maximum distance between the master viewpoint and the slave viewpoint associated therewith is a minimum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinori Konishi
  • Patent number: 10699112
    Abstract: A system and method of automatically learning new keywords in a document image based on context such as when a never before seen keyword exists surrounded by other key-value pairs. A machine learning based approach leverages subword embeddings and two-dimensional geometric contexts in a gradient boosted trees classifier. Keys may be composed of multi-word strings or single-word strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Automation Anywhere, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Corcoran, Vibhas Gejji, Stephen Van Lare
  • Patent number: 10679392
    Abstract: Provided are an image synthesis apparatus, an image synthesis method, and a program thereof, capable of determining a combination of a synthesis candidate image and a background image of which impressions match each other. Plural synthesis candidate images are input, and impression values of the plural synthesis candidate images are determined with respect to plural impression axes. Further, plural background images are input, and impression values of the plural background images are determined with respect to the plural impression axes. A combination of a synthesis candidate image and a background image having a small difference between impression values is determined. The synthesis candidate image and the background image of the determined combination are synthesized to generate a synthetic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Furuya
  • Patent number: 10666905
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing technology that makes it possible to perform verification for the purposes of distribution management, authenticity assessment, and the like of merchandise without building an RFID chip into each of a plurality of fasteners. The present invention is characterized in that image characteristics of a component of a product to be verified are acquired and the product to be verified is verified on the basis of the acquired image characteristics of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Rui Ishiyama, Toru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10664693
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for adding a target contact to a user's friend list in a social network. A target image of a human body part of the target contact can be received from a user terminal. A target biological feature can be extracted from the target image. Whether the target biological feature matches a reference biological feature of a plurality of prestored reference biological features can be determined. A social account associated with the determined reference biological feature that matches the target biological feature may be determined, and added to the user's friend list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Feiyue Huang, Jilin Li, Chengjie Wang
  • Patent number: 10650563
    Abstract: A method is provided that includes receiving, from a camera, a plurality of images representing a portion of a face containing a mouth. One or more images of the plurality of images depict a tongue extended out of the mouth. The method also includes determining, based on the plurality of images, an amount of time for which the tongue has been extended out of the mouth. The method additionally includes determining, based on the amount of time, a tongue length for a digital representation of the tongue. The digital representation of the tongue forms part of a digital representation of the face. The method further includes adjusting the digital representation of the face to have the digital representation of the tongue extend out of the mouth with the determined tongue length. The method yet further includes providing instructions to display the adjusted digital representation of the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: BinaryVR, Inc.
    Inventors: Jihun Yu, Jungwoon Park, Junggun Lim, Taeyoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10643665
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed related to the processing of video and sensor data recorded by a video camera. For example, a first embodiment is directed to the storage of sensor data in a metadata portion of a digital media file, a second embodiment is directed to the storage of highlight data in a metadata portion of a digital media file, and a third embodiment is directed to the creation of highlight data based on sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TOMTOM INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Frank de Jong, Eveline Anna Kleinjan, Peter-Frans Pauwels, Slobodan Stanisic, Douglas Hetherington, Gavin Spence, Walter Hermsen, Davide Zilio, Erno Marius Obogeanu-Hempel, Nebojsa Obradovic
  • Patent number: 10643368
    Abstract: A set of 3D user-designed images is used to create a high volume of realistic scenes or images which can be used for training and testing deep learning machines. The system creates a high volume of scenes having a wide variety of environmental, weather-related factors as well as scenes that take into account camera noise, distortion, angle of view, and the like. A generative modeling process is used to vary objects contained in an image so that more images, each one distinct, can be used to train the deep learning model without the inefficiencies of creating videos of actual, real life scenes. Object label data is known by virtue of a designer selecting an object from an image database and placing it in the scene. This and other methods care used to artificially create new scenes that do not have to be recorded in real-life conditions and that do not require costly and time-consuming, manual labelling or tagging of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Huafeng Yu, Tyler C. Staudinger, Zachary D. Jorgensen, Jan Wei Pan
  • Patent number: 10645400
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for image processing. A plurality of correlation parameters representing degrees of correlation between two or more images of a plurality of images may be produced. An optimized correlation dependency graph may be produced according to the plurality of correlation parameters. The plurality of images may then be delta encoded according to the optimized correlation dependency graph. For example, the optimized correlation dependency graph may be used for performing a correlation encoding operation. The plurality of correlation parameters may be produced, for example, in accordance with one or more correlation metrics associated with the correlation encoding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Swisscom AG
    Inventors: Urs-Viktor Marti, Denis Schlauss, Lukas Hohl, Beat Herrmann
  • Patent number: 10621430
    Abstract: An image forensics system estimates a camera response function (CRF) associated with a digital image, and compares the estimated CRF to a set of rules and compares the estimated CRF to a known CRF. The known CRF is associated with a make and a model of an image sensing device. The system applies a fusion analysis to results obtained from comparing the estimated CRF to a set of rules and from comparing the estimated CRF to the known CRF, and assesses the integrity of the digital image as a function of the fusion analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Scott McCloskey
  • Patent number: 10610161
    Abstract: A system and method for instant tongue sampling and diagnosis includes acquiring a plurality of tongue images from a plurality of digital oral devices, and a current health conditions, building a diagnosis framework for diagnosing a current health condition of a user by: i) analyzing the collected tongue images with a visual recognition engine to determine tongue characteristics of each tongue captured in the tongue images, and ii) correlating the tongue characteristics with the current health condition, identifying tongue characteristics from a received image of the tongue using the visual image recognition engine, applying the diagnosis framework to the tongue characteristics of the tongue to diagnosis the current health condition of the user, and modifying a graphical user interface of the digital oral device to display a custom health report indicative of the current health condition of the user, in response to applying the diagnosis framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anita Govindjee, Su Liu, Cheng Xu, Hong Chuan Yuan
  • Patent number: 10614341
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, at a server and from an augmented reality device, user information of a user using the augmented reality device; generating, by the server, a picture feature sample sub-library corresponding to the user information, including screening out, from a preset picture feature sample library, picture feature samples associated with the user information; and providing, to the augmented reality device, the picture feature sample sub-library, wherein the picture feature sample sub-library can be configured to be used by the augmented reality device to perform, during image scanning of an offline environment of the user, image recognition of images scanned from the offline environment by comparing the scanned images to picture features in the picture feature sample sub-library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Linqing Wang, Xiaodong Zeng, Hong Zhang, Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 10600207
    Abstract: This posture state estimation device is capable of estimating with high accuracy the posture state of an object. The posture state estimation device (100) is a device for estimating the posture state of an object having a plurality of sections connected by joints on the basis of image data that images the object, and has a section candidate extraction unit (140) for extracting a section candidate for a section from the image data, a complementary section candidate extraction unit (160) which estimates that a portion of an unextracted section for which a section candidate has not been extracted is being shadowed by an already extracted section for which a section candidate has been extracted in order to extract a section candidate of the unextracted section, and a posture state estimation unit (170) for estimating the posture state of the object on the basis of the extracted section candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyoko Kawaguchi, Masamoto Tanabiki, Kensuke Maruya, Yuji Sato, Mitsuko Fujita
  • Patent number: 10600238
    Abstract: An image tampering forensics method includes labeling an observation clue of a to-be-detected image, constructing a three-dimensional morphable model of an object of a category to which the target object belongs, estimating a three-dimensional normal vector to the supporting plane according to the observation clue, estimating a three-dimensional attitude of the target object according to the observation clue and the three-dimensional morphable model to obtain a plane normal vector to a plane where a side of target object in contact with the supporting plane is located, computing a parallelism between the target object and the supporting plane, and/or among a plurality of target objects, and judging whether the to-be-detected image is a tampered image or not according to the parallelism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF AUTOMATION, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Tieniu Tan, Jing Dong, Wei Wang, Bo Peng
  • Patent number: 10599709
    Abstract: An object recognition device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a recognition target image that serves as an object to be recognized; a retrieval unit configured to search an image database storing a plurality of image data in association with tag information and retrieve a similar image that matches the recognition target image; and a recognition unit configured to recognize the object included in the recognition target image on the basis of tag information associated with a similar image obtained by the retrieval unit. The recognition may select the tag information that appears most frequently among the tag information associated with the similar images as a recognition result. The recognition unit may also compute a tag information reliability score from the similar image in the retrieval result and recognize an object taking into account said reliability score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Xiang Ruan, Naru Yasuda, Yanping Lu
  • Patent number: 10592782
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The method computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: obtaining from a user one or more data queries; identifying a product of interest in response to the one or more data query; examining a plurality of product records to determine a set of related products that are related to the product of interest, wherein the examining includes performing image analysis to extract one or more product topic classifier from product image data representing one or more product; and providing one or more output in response to the examining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat Deluca, Jeremy A. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10592506
    Abstract: A query optimizer may receive a query block that includes a hint. The hint may include a unique object identifier to specify an object to which the hint applies. In some instances, the object may correspond to a nested query block. A query optimization plan may be determined based, at least in part, on the hint. The query execution plan may then be executed to query a data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Thombre, Zelaine Fong, Stefano Stefani, Hakan Jakobsson, Anurag Windlass Gupta
  • Patent number: 10565218
    Abstract: Interactive sequential pattern mining is disclosed. One example is a system including a sequence miner, and an interaction processor. A sequence database is received, the sequence database including a plurality of input sequences, where each sequence of the plurality of input sequences is an ordered list of events, and each event in the list of events includes at least one item. The sequence miner mines the sequence database for a plurality of candidate sequence patterns, the mining based on an interaction with a user. The interaction processor processes the interaction with the user, the interaction based on domain relevance of the plurality of candidate sequence patterns to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MICRO FOCUS LLC
    Inventors: Wen Yao, Mehran Kafai, April Slayden Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10558272
    Abstract: Methods of interpreting user actions for controlling electronic devices, as well as apparatuses and systems implementing the methods. User actions can involve eyes, head, face, fingers, hands, arms, other body parts, as well as facial, verbal and/or mental actions. Hand and/or voice free control of devices. Methods for large as well as fine motion and placement of objects. Use of actions before and during other actions to confirm the intent of the other actions. Objects can be moved or warped based on combinations of actions. Measurement of eye gaze, and iterations and helper signals for improved accuracy of control. Triggers to start and end recognition of user actions and generation of device commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Uday Parshionikar
  • Patent number: 10528819
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a framework which allow, as an alternative to resource-taxing decompression, efficient computation of feature maps using a compressed content data subset, such as video, by exploiting the motion information, such as a motion vector, present in the compressed video. This framework allows frame-specific object recognition and action detection algorithms to be applied to compressed video and other media files by executing only on I-frames in a Group of Pictures and linearly interpolating the results. Training and machine learning increases recognition accuracy. Yielding significant computational gains, this approach accelerates frame-wise feature extraction I-frame/P-frame/P-frame videos as well as I-frame/P-frame/B-frame videos. The present techniques may also be used for segmentation to identify and label respective regions for objects in a video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: A9.COM, INC.
    Inventors: R. Manmatha, Hexiang Hu, Deva Ramanan
  • Patent number: 10509989
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for recognizing characters using an image are provided. A camera is activated according to a character recognition request and a preview mode is set for displaying an image photographed through the camera in real time. An auto focus of the camera is controlled and an image having a predetermined level of clarity is obtained for character recognition from the images obtained in the preview mode. The image for character recognition is character-recognition-processed so as to extract recognition result data. A final recognition character row is drawn that excludes non-character data from the recognition result data. A first word is combined including at least one character of the final recognition character row and a predetermined maximum number of characters. A dictionary database that stores dictionary information on various languages using the first word is searched, so as to provide the user with the corresponding word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Soo Kim, Seong-Taek Hwang, Sang-Wook Oh, Sang-Ho Kim, Yun-Je Oh, Hee-Won Jung, Sung-Cheol Kim
  • Patent number: 10509960
    Abstract: A method includes identifying one or more objects in one or more images of real-world scenes associated with a user, adding the identified one or more objects to a list of real-world objects associated with the user, assigning each object in the list of real-world objects to an object class based on object recognition, and providing a notification to the user that a content item has been associated with an object class assigned to one of the objects on the list of real-world objects associated with the user. A computer readable storage medium stores one or more computer programs, and an apparatus includes a processor-based device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn Black
  • Patent number: 10484683
    Abstract: An image processing method and apparatus to reduce storage resource consumption includes determining, by a server, a first geometric shape according to a first image unit in a first image from an encoding-side device, where a similarity between the first image unit and the first geometric shape falls within a preset range; and sending encoding information of the first image to a decoding-side device, where the encoding information of the first image includes indication information of the first geometric shape and indication information of a location of the first image unit in the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Song, Yin Zhao
  • Patent number: 10469768
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to systems and methods for analyzing and manipulating images and video. In particular, a multi-view interactive digital media representation (MVIDMR) of a person can be generated from live images of a person captured from a hand-held camera. Using the image data from the live images, a skeleton of the person and a boundary between the person and a background can be determined from different viewing angles and across multiple images. Using the skeleton and the boundary data, effects can be added to the person, such as wings. The effects can change from image to image to account for the different viewing angles of the person captured in each image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Fyusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Johannes Josef Holzer, Radu Bogdan Rusu, Stephen David Miller, Pantelis Kalogiros, Matteo Munaro, Alexander Jay Bruen Trevor, Nico Gregor Sebastian Blodow, Luo Yi Tan, Mike Penz, Martin Markus Hubert Wawro, Matthias Reso, Chris Beall, Yusuke Tomoto, Krunal Ketan Chande
  • Patent number: 10467662
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus for appraising an article. The apparatus for appraising an article includes: a communication unit receiving a photographed image including a partial image an entire image of the article; and a processing unit analyzing the photographed image, extracting characteristic point information of the photographed image based on a result of the analyzing of the photographed image, comparing the characteristic point information with reference information for the article to determine authenticity and an appearance grade of the article, and calculating an evaluation amount of the article based on the authenticity and the appearance grade of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mi-Na Yu
    Inventor: Mi-Na Yu
  • Patent number: 10467029
    Abstract: Based on a user's current action in an application, a set of the most likely actions to be taken next by a user is determined, such as based on a historical sequence of actions that the user, or a number of other users, have taken in the past. Based on historical sequence of events, a predictive GUI may be generated that can be dynamically updated automatically based on actions that are determined to be undertaken next by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kuan Lin, Mark Biales, Zhen-Zhong Luo, Michael Hughes
  • Patent number: 10430673
    Abstract: Systems and method are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, an object classification method includes receiving sensor data associated with an object observed by a sensor system of an autonomous vehicle and determining, with a processor, a bounding curve associated with the sensor data. A plurality of bounding curve features are determined based on a set of convexities and concavities associated with the bounding curve. The object is classified by applying the plurality of bounding curve features to a machine learning model and receiving a classification output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Oliver Ryan
  • Patent number: 10410330
    Abstract: An image quality assessment and restoration system may include a processor and a memory storing instructions to receive an input image, receive a predetermined number of parameter candidates, generate a reconstructed image from the input image for each parameter candidate, sort the reconstructed images by the overall comparative quality between them and determine the best reconstructed image, calculate the overall comparative qualities between the remaining reconstructed images and the best reconstructed image, eliminate any parameter candidates that are suboptimal based on the calculated overall comparative quality, iteratively generate and sort additional reconstructed images and eliminate suboptimal parameter candidates until each of the remaining parameter candidates is converged, and output the converged parameters for use in image restoration. The overall comparative quality may depend upon the local gradient-based structure information and/or the global texture quality information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PATENT FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Haoyi Liang, Daniel Stuart Weller
  • Patent number: 10409856
    Abstract: A computing device can determine visual words for images in a first set of images associated with a description that includes a term. Each visual word can describe pixels in an image. The device can determine visual words for images in a second set of images that are associated with a description that does not include the term. The device can determine a set of visual words that are associated with the term. The device can determine regions in images corresponding to visual words in the set of visual words. The device can associate the respective determined regions for the images with the term in a database. When a search query is received that includes an image that is determined to be associated with the term, the database can be utilized to determine images responsive to the query by identifying images that are also associated with the term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnab Sanat Kumar Dhua, Himanshu Arora, Sunil Ramesh
  • Patent number: 10402449
    Abstract: An information processing system according to one embodiment includes an extraction unit and a generation unit. The extraction unit extracts a word specified by a user and contained in a request transmitted from a user terminal and an image displayed as a choice on the user terminal in response to the request. The generation unit generates combination data by associating image data corresponding to the image and obtained from an image storage unit with a name based on the word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Keiji Shinzato
  • Patent number: 10402446
    Abstract: Systems and methods for responding to an image query from a computer user are provided. According to the disclosed subject matter, in response to receiving an image query, a search engine identifies the subject matter of the query image according to similar images. An entity name is determined from the similar images and is mapped to a known entity of the search engine. Based on the known entity, related information regarding the known entity is obtained and one or more search results pages directed to the known entity are generated. At least one of the generated search results pages is returned to the computer user as a response to the image query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Licensing Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Udyavara Srikanth Kamath, Minghua Zhang, Ming Wu, Ankush Bindlish
  • Patent number: 10380650
    Abstract: A method includes determining a plurality of harvest content items. The harvest content items are ranked based on a performance metric. Matching criterion aspects of the harvest content items are determined. Aspects of a candidate content item are compared with the plurality of harvest content items according to the matching criterion aspects. A subset of the harvest content items that are similar to the candidate content item is determined. A transformation for the candidate content item is selected and applied to the candidate content item to generate a transformed content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Jehan Hamedi, Zachary McDonald Halloran
  • Patent number: 10368032
    Abstract: A device and system can physically position a camera lens between the eyes of the image of the person onscreen in a video conference. To position the lens, a mechanical device may position or move the camera lens. The mechanical device can include a movable armature that can move a small camera head (i.e., a lens with or without supporting electronics) from a first position of the computer monitor (e.g., the frame of the monitor) to a second position onscreen. The second position can place the lens near or over the image of the other party, for example, between the eyes of the onscreen image of the other party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: John Visosky
  • Patent number: 10354134
    Abstract: Methods, non-transitory computer-readable storage mediums and systems for classifying features including labels or fields in digital images of forms and identifying any unclassified features utilizing a bitmap approach are provided. Each spatial template includes a set of features and a set of bitmaps, each bitmap indicating a spatial relationship between each feature and respective remaining features in each spatial template. The operations include selecting a spatial template from the spatial templates, classifying each extracted feature as one of features in the spatial template. The operations include generating at least one bitmap representing a spatial relationship for each unclassified feature in relation to classified features, comparing the at least one bitmap with each of a set of bitmaps in the selected spatial template, and identifying the at least one unclassified feature as one of features in the spatial template based on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTUIT, INC.
    Inventors: Richard J. Becker, Greg Coulombe
  • Patent number: 10313337
    Abstract: A method in one example implementation includes extracting a plurality of data elements from a record of a data file, tokenizing the data elements into tokens, and storing the tokens in a first tuple of a registration list. The method further includes selecting one of the tokens as a token key for the first tuple, where the token is selected because it occurs less frequently in the registration list than each of the other tokens in the first tuple. In specific embodiments, at least one data element is an expression element having a character pattern matching a predefined expression pattern that represents at least two words and a separator between the words. In other embodiments, at least one data element is a word defined by a character pattern of one or more consecutive essential characters. Other specific embodiments include determining an end of the record by recognizing a predefined delimiter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: McAfee, LLC
    Inventors: Ratinder Paul Singh Ahuja, William J. Deninger
  • Patent number: 10289894
    Abstract: A method for controlling unlocking includes the following operations. A reference feature point of a finger of a user is acquired when a touch operation on a fingerprint recognition sensor of a terminal is detected. A matching process is executed between the reference feature point set and a first feature point set, the first feature point set includes at least one feature point subset of a second feature point set, the second feature point set includes feature points of the entire or a majority portion of the finger. The terminal is unlocked when the reference feature point set is matched with the first feature point set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10289375
    Abstract: A system and related operating methods that achieve shared screen verification are presented here. One operating method begins by establishing a desktop sharing session between a publisher device and a viewer device, during which the publisher device renders a publisher display and the viewer device renders a viewer display that corresponds to the publisher display. The method continues by capturing first framebuffer data for a frame of the publisher display, capturing second framebuffer data for the corresponding frame of the viewer display. The method processes the first framebuffer data and/or the second framebuffer data to obtain processed framebuffer data having a consistent display resolution. Thereafter, the method compares the processed second framebuffer data to the processed first framebuffer data to obtain a measure of quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Dipak Patil
  • Patent number: 10275655
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an intelligent video thumbnail selection and generation tool may select a relevant and visually stimulating image from a video file and generate a thumbnail including the image. The image may be selected by computing a relevancy metric for an image in the file based on one or more selected relevant features, and comparing that relevancy metric with the metric of at least one other image in the file. In another embodiment, a series of images in a video file may be divided into shots. One of the shots may be selected based on a shot relevancy metric and a key image from the shot may be selected as a thumbnail based on a key image relevancy metric, where the shot relevancy metric and the key image relevancy metrics may be computed based on one or more relevant content features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BroadbandTV, Corp.
    Inventors: Shahrzad Rafati, Mehrdad Fatourechi, Lino Evgueni Coria Mendoza
  • Patent number: 10262232
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for generating a fingerprint for verification of a reference object, such as a layer or ply during a composite laminate layup procedure. An exemplary method includes generating a plurality of images of the reference object from a plurality of angles, removing at least one lighting effect from at least one reference image to generate at least one processed image, generating a reference fingerprint for the reference object based on the at least one processed image, generating at least one candidate image of a candidate object, generating a candidate fingerprint for the candidate object based on the at least one candidate image, comparing the candidate fingerprint and the reference fingerprint to determine whether a correlation exists between the candidate fingerprint and the reference fingerprint, and generating an alert based on the comparison of the candidate fingerprint and the reference fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Andrew Klimovski, Martin A. Szarski
  • Patent number: 10262402
    Abstract: A curved line correction apparatus includes a correction target receiving unit that receives selection of a correction target point when an instruction mark is placed on an arbitrary point on a curved line composed of a plurality of arranged points, a correction target range setting unit that sets a certain range of the curved line, including the correction target point, as a correction target range, and a correction unit that corrects a portion of the curved line within the correction target range by moving the correction target point and a point within the correction target range when movement of the instruction mark is received, in which the correction target range setting unit changes the size of the correction target range when an instruction input to change the range is received with the instruction mark being placed on the correction target point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kenta Yamada
  • Patent number: 10250943
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing content, where content received or generated in a device is automatically grouped and managed in real-time, and a computer readable recording medium having recorded thereon a program for executing the method which includes detecting whether content is received or generated by a device, grouping the received or generated content with another received or generated content, and displaying the grouped content on the device, wherein the another content includes at least one content received or generated before the detected received or generated content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yong-gook Park, Bum-joo Lee, Say Jang, Ji-su Jung, Seung-hwan Hong
  • Patent number: 10248625
    Abstract: Methods and systems for Assurance-enabled Linde Buzo Gray (ALBG) data clustering is described herein. In an implementation, a user model data from a database available to the processor is obtained. The user model data comprises data elements or users, each of which corresponds to features and feature values associated with the users. These data elements of the user model data are segmented into clusters using our segmentation approach with an initial accuracy criterion parametric value and the output is captured as segment data. The segment data output is checked for initial pareto validity. If successful, iterative segmentation run with incremental accuracy criterion using parameterized value is performed till the segmented clusters are determined valid against pareto validity check. The last successful pareto valid segmented cluster data is considered as the finalized segment output data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Sandip Jadhav, Akshay Kumar Singhal, Mohan Raj Velayudhan Kumar, Rahul Ramesh Kelkar, Harrick Mayank Vin