Electronic Template Patents (Class 382/217)
  • Patent number: 10325080
    Abstract: An example method for verifying identity information includes: receiving image information transmitted and rendered by a client; extracting feature information from the image information; matching the feature information with the feature determination information collected in advance; the feature determination information having associated identity information; determining whether the client fits with the identity information when the match is successful. The example embodiment of the present disclosure identifies a user on the basis of the uniqueness of the image information rendered by different client environments and clients, ensuring the accuracy of identification of user identity information, meanwhile avoiding the problem that the user identity information cannot be identified due to the shutdown of Cookie by clients, and raising the success rate of identification of identity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Gengmin Lv
  • Patent number: 10325151
    Abstract: A method of extracting an image of a port wharf through multispectral interpretation includes: first, extracting a blurred coastline by assigning values to grayscale values; then, performing a smoothing and noise removal processing on a remote sensing image in a targeted area to extract edge information; sequentially, establishing a multispectral database of a targeted port wharf; and extracting a port wharf using a projected eigenvector, performing an MAF transformation on the regularized kernel function again, projecting multivariate observed values to original eigenvectors, and identifying a remote sensing image area corresponding to the original eigenvector smaller than a transformation variance as a port wharf to be extracted, and then carrying out a validation operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TRANSPORT PLANNING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
    Inventors: Yue Qi, Yaping Mao, Yun Feng, Jun Hao, Jun Huang, Hanbing Sun, Yi Yang, Wentao Ding, Haiyuan Yao, Chen Shen
  • Patent number: 10320561
    Abstract: A method for providing encrypted information by an information entity to one or more operating entities, the information entity having a database for storing encrypted information and the one or more operating entities being configured to operate on the encrypted information, wherein the encrypted information is stored encrypted with an encryption key known to the one or more operating entities includes performing, by an operating entity, a request on the encrypted information, wherein plaintext information to be stored encrypted is provided in tuples, each having ID information, one or more fields with field information specifying the fields, and values, wherein at least the values are encrypted with non-deterministic order preserving encryption with at least one encryption key such that each plaintext value is encrypted into a set of encrypted values, and wherein the set of encrypted values is partitioned into a left set and a right set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ghassan Karame, Felix Klaedtke
  • Patent number: 10311333
    Abstract: A device, apparatus, and method provide logic for processing information. In one implementation, a device may include an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image, and a transmission unit configured to transmit information associated with the image to an information processing apparatus, such as a server. The server may be associated with a first feature quantity dictionary. The device also may include a receiving unit configured to receive a second feature quantity dictionary from the server in response to the transmission. The second feature quantity dictionary may include less information than the first feature quantity dictionary, and the server may generate the second feature quantity dictionary based on the image information and the first feature quantity dictionary. The device may include an identification unit configured to identify an object within the image using the second feature quantity dictionary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Yoshigahara, Masaki Fukuchi
  • Patent number: 10176371
    Abstract: The various embodiments described herein include methods, devices, and systems for imaging identification information. In one aspect, a method is performed at a client device having a camera and a display. The method includes: (1) obtaining information regarding a type of a document to be imaged; (2) obtaining a video stream of the document; (3) determining whether the video stream of the document meets one or more imaging criteria; (4) determining whether the document in the video stream has a document type that matches the obtained type; (5) if the imaging criteria are not satisfied or the credential document does not have a matching credential document type, presenting an indication that the document is not ready to be imaged; and (6) if the imaging criteria are satisfied and the document has a matching credential document type, presenting an indication that the document is ready to be imaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: JUMIO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daniel Herbert Mattes
  • Patent number: 10171795
    Abstract: A system for generating a disparity map includes: an image obtainer obtaining a left image and a right image; a matching cost calculator calculating a matching cost for each of a plurality of pixels of the left image and the right image; an accumulation and summation calculator calculating an accumulation value of one of the pixels based on the calculated matching cost, and calculating a relaxation accumulation value, which is an average of values obtained by multiplying each of relation coefficients between a disparity value of the one pixel and disparity values of surrounding pixels of the one pixel with the accumulation value of the one pixel; a disparity value deliver deriving a disparity value for each of the pixels based on the calculated relaxation accumulation value; and a disparity map generator generating the disparity map based on the derived disparity value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Kyungpook National University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Min Woo Park, Won Seok Lee, Jung Pil Park, Geun Ho Jeong, Soon Ki Jung
  • Patent number: 10083176
    Abstract: A set of trigrams can be generated for each document in a plurality of documents processed by an e-discovery system. Each trigram in the set of trigrams for a given document is a sequence of three terms in the given document. A set of trigrams for each similar document is then determined based on the set of trigrams for the original document. To facilitate identification of the similar documents, a full text index is then generated for the plurality of documents and the set of trigrams for each document are indexed into the full text index, as individual terms. Queries can be generated into the full text index based on trigrams of a document to determine other similar or near-duplicate documents. After a set of potentially similar documents are identified, a separate distance criteria can be applied to evaluate the level of similarity between the two documents in an efficient way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Malay Desai, Medha Shewale, Venkat Rangan
  • Patent number: 10073882
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for determining whether query templates that have the same entity collection identifier are semantically equivalent query templates based on determining a similarity measure between the query templates. The similarity measure may be based on various factors. For example, in some implementations the similarity measure may be based on a number of the entities of the entity collection that instantiate both of the query templates in a record of past user queries. Also, for example, in some implementations the similarity measure may be based on a number of the entities of the entity collection that instantiate both of the query templates in a record of past user queries and are determined to be entities that satisfy a threshold level of entity similarity between the query templates. In some implementations, terms of two query templates that are determined to be equivalent may be determined to be synonymous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Nitin Gupta, Mangesh Gupte
  • Patent number: 10061974
    Abstract: In a method and system for identifying objects in an image, an image and training data are received. The training data identifies a pixel associated with an object of a particular type in the image. A plurality of filtered versions of the image are developed. The training data and the plurality of filtered versions of the image are processed to develop a trained model for classifying pixels associated with objects of the particular type. The trained model is applied to the image to identify pixels associated a plurality of objects of the particular type in the image. Additional image processing steps are developed to further refine the identified pixels for better fitting of the contour of the objects with their edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Molecular Devices, LLC
    Inventors: Avrum Isaac Cohen, Dihui Hong
  • Patent number: 9984772
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for predicting answers to questions concerning medical image analytics reports includes splitting a medical image analytics report into a plurality of sentences and generating a plurality of sentence embedding vectors by applying a natural language processing framework to the plurality of sentences. A question related to subject matter included in the medical image analytics report is received and a question embedding vector is generated by applying the natural language processing framework to the question. A subset of the sentence embedding vectors most similar to the question embedding vector is identified by applying a similarity matching process to the sentence embedding vectors and the question embedding vector. A trained recurrent neural network (RNN) is used to determine a predicted answer to the question based on the subset of the sentence embedding vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Wen Liu, Ashutosh Modi, Bogdan Georgescu, Francisco Pereira
  • Patent number: 9953418
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and other embodiments associated with the spectral analysis of T2 spectral data are described. One example magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method includes accessing a data set comprising T2 spectral data associated with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal received from an object. The method also includes decomposing the T2 spectral data with multi-exponential functions to determine T2 spectra corresponding to the T2 spectral data. The T2 spectra are portioned into a plurality of intervals defined by the T2 spectral data acquired in a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
    Inventors: Junyu Guo, Wilburn E. Reddick
  • Patent number: 9930287
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a device captures video data of a person in front of a display while a user interface that is associated with a noticeboard is displayed on the display, after capturing the video data, in accordance with a determination that one or more object-identification criteria are met, identifies an object in the video data that is associated with the person in front of the display, in response to identifying the object in the video data, stores an image of the object in the video data, and after storing the image of the object, in accordance with a determination that object addition criteria have been met, adds the image of the object to the noticeboard. In some embodiments, the object-identification criteria include a criterion that is met when, in the video data, a predefined spatial relationship exists between the object and the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Julian Missig, Matthew Brown, May-Li Khoe
  • Patent number: 9905018
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus acquires an image including a still image and a moving image, tracks a position of the object within an image capturing area of the image, records a luminance change within a region of the object being tracked, detects a point having a luminance change amount equal to or greater than a threshold, as a specular reflection area, calculates an object correction value, which is a color correction value of the object, based on color information of the specular reflection area, and corrects color overlap of the image based on the object correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Sakai
  • Patent number: 9894224
    Abstract: According to an image forming apparatus of one embodiment, a business-type-based word database classifies and stores words for each business type. A business-type-based template database stores business-type-based templates in which plural icons to respectively invoke plural functions previously set for each business type are grouped. A word extraction unit extracts a word by analyzing character information included in print data. A coincidence number count unit compares the extracted word with the words stored in the business-type-based word database, and counts a coincidence number in a comparison result for each business type. A business type determination unit determines a business type of a user transmitting the print data based on the coincidence number. A template acquisition unit acquires a template relating to the determined business type of the user from the business-type-based template database. A display unit displays the acquired template on a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Motoki Ii
  • Patent number: 9830532
    Abstract: There is described herein a method and system for detecting, in a segmented image, the presence and position of objects with a dimension greater than or equal to a minimum dimension. The objects exhibit a property whereby a distance map of the object at a first scale and a distance map of the object at a second scale greater than the first scale differ by a constant value over a domain of the distance map of the object at the first scale. A distance map of a model object is compared to a distance map of a target object using a similarity score that is invariant to an offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: MATROX ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Arnaud Lina
  • Patent number: 9785864
    Abstract: To improve a search accuracy in template matching based on a coarse-to-fine search method, a first pyramid is generated by hierarchizing a plurality of template images having different resolutions from each other in order of the resolution, a second pyramid is generated by hierarchizing a plurality of search target images having different resolutions from each other corresponding to the same resolutions as the template images in the first pyramid in order of the resolution, and a search process of searching for a feature image included in the template image of the first pyramid from the search target image in the second pyramid in a hierarchy of the same resolution. When the first pyramid is generated, the number of stages of the first pyramid is set such that a size of the feature image included in each of the template images is not smaller than a previously set threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaki Ishii
  • Patent number: 9761031
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire main object information specifying a main object in generation of a layout image, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire object correlation information specifying an object having a correlation with the main object, an extraction unit configured to extract at least one image including the main object and at least one image including the object having the correlation with the main object from a plurality of images based on the acquired main object information and the acquired object correlation information acquired, and a generation unit configured to generate, using a layout template, a layout image in which the at least one image extracted by the extraction unit and including the main object and the at least one image extracted by the extraction unit and including the object having the correlation with the main object are laid out therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Minako Kato, Kiyoshi Umeda, Hiroyuki Sakai, Hiroyasu Kunieda, Yusuke Hashii, Naoki Sumi
  • Patent number: 9749483
    Abstract: According to an image forming apparatus of one embodiment, a business-type-based word database classifies and stores words for each business type. A business-type-based template database stores business-type-based templates in which plural icons to respectively invoke plural functions previously set for each business type are grouped. A word extraction unit extracts a word by analyzing character information included in print data. A coincidence number count unit compares the extracted word with the words stored in the business-type-based word database, and counts a coincidence number in a comparison result for each business type. A business type determination unit determines a business type of a user transmitting the print data based on the coincidence number. A template acquisition unit acquires a template relating to the determined business type of the user from the business-type-based template database. A display unit displays the acquired template on a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Motoki Ii
  • Patent number: 9742955
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is capable of appropriately extracting a frame of an output target from a moving image. The image processing apparatus includes an analysis unit configured to analyze a plurality of analysis regions in each of a plurality of frames included in the moving image, an extraction unit configured to extract the frame of the output target from among the plurality of frames by comparing analysis results of the plurality of analysis regions in each of the plurality of frames analyzed by the analysis unit for each analysis regions corresponding to each other between the plurality of frames, and an output unit configured to output the frame of the output target extracted by the extraction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Manabu Yamazoe
  • Patent number: 9731146
    Abstract: A method for determining an irradiation plan includes specifying a target volume to be irradiated and a condition to be fulfilled, and implementing a first optimization. Implementing the first optimization includes providing a first data record, in which the target volume is mapped, and determining a first parameter set for the irradiation planning by implementing a first optimization algorithm. The first parameter set is optimized with respect to the condition to be fulfilled by using the first data record. The method also includes implementing a second optimization that includes providing a second data record that has a higher resolution than the first data record, determining a second parameter set by implementing a second optimization algorithm. The second parameter set is optimized with respect to the condition to be fulfilled by using the second data record and using the first parameter set. The method also includes generating an irradiation planning data record from the second parameter set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Eike Rietzel
  • Patent number: 9715622
    Abstract: A method and system for predicting neurological disorders is provided. The method comprises receiving videos of individuals and detecting Regions of Interest (ROI) in video frames. The method further comprises determining a Motion Vector (MV) for each ROI in a set of successive frames and comparing value of the determined MV with pre-stored values. Furthermore, the method comprises identifying a MV matching a pre-stored value thereby identifying a ROI and a frame corresponding to the identified MV, wherein the pre-stored value indicates onset of an expression. Also, the method comprises determining MVs for the identified ROI in subsequent sets of successive frames and comparing value of the determined MVs with a pre-stored value of MV corresponding to peak and offset of the indicated expression. The method further comprises identifying the frame corresponding to the peak and offset of the indicated expression and generating pictorial representation for predicting neurological disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS INDIA PVT. LTD.
    Inventors: Geelapaturu Subrahmanya Venkata Radha Krishna Rao, Kuhelee Roy, Savarimuthu Margret Anouncia
  • Patent number: 9659217
    Abstract: An example method includes receiving a plurality of templates of a plurality of objects, where a template comprises feature values sampled at corresponding points of a two-dimensional grid of points positioned over a particular view of an object and scaled based on a depth of the object at the particular view. The method may further include receiving an image of an environment and determining a matrix representative of the image, where a row of the matrix comprises feature values sampled at a particular point of the two-dimensional grid positioned over one or more locations within the image and scaled based on depths of the one or more locations. The method may additionally include determining at least one similarity vector corresponding to at least one template and using the at least one similarity vector to identify at least one matching template for at least one object located within the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventor: Stefan Hinterstoisser
  • Patent number: 9641741
    Abstract: In a focus detection apparatus having a plurality of filters suitable for processing of signals having different frequencies, a setting unit sets a thinning rate in a main-scanning direction of an image sensor depending on a filter to be used, a control unit controls to read image signals sequentially with the set thinning rate and store the read image signals in a storage unit, a processing unit processes the stored image signals with the filter and obtains a focus state evaluation value in a sub-scanning direction of the image sensor and a focus control unit performs the focus control processing based on the focus state evaluation value. If the filter to be used is for a second frequency that is higher than a first frequency, the setting unit sets a lower thinning rate than that for a filter for the first frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yumi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9607327
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of presenting visual content items, comprising: grouping the visual content items according to predefined similarity rules relating to visual characteristics of the visual content items such that each group has a range for the number of its members; selecting a representative visual content item for each group; presenting the representative visual content item of each group that has a minimal number of members above a predefined threshold; and optionally presenting the visual content items alongside the representative visual content items. The grouping may be carried out by using predefined color groups; by using predefined shape groups; or using Keypoints of the visual content items, and relate to groups of human faces, product images and landscape images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Dan Atsmon, Alon Atsmon
  • Patent number: 9402565
    Abstract: In a method of analysis, a target image is registered to define a plurality of keypoints arranged in sets corresponding to polygons or linear segments in the target image. A database of registered and annotated images is accessed and a polygon-wise comparison between the target image and each database image is employed. The comparison is used for projecting annotated locations from the database images into the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignees: Mor Research Applications Ltd., Ramot at Tel-Aviv University Ltd.
    Inventors: Yehuda Finkelstein, Lior Wolf
  • Patent number: 9392223
    Abstract: A method for controlling a visual light source, a terminal, and a video conference system are provided that relate to the field of communications technologies. The method for controlling a visual light source includes: when a first terminal and a second terminal are in a video conference state, receiving, by the first terminal, control information sent by the second terminal; controlling, by the first terminal according to the control information, a first visual light source on a local rotatable platform to rotate, so that a target indicated by the first visual light source is consistent with a target displayed by a display corresponding to the second terminal. Embodiments of the present invention improve user experience of participants in a video conference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Rongze Wang
  • Patent number: 9324070
    Abstract: Financial transaction card data can be entered by providing a picture of the card to a server programmed with a text recognition algorithm. The server can perform text recognition on the image at the same time that a consumer enters additional required data, such as a zip code. The server can perform as much text recognition processing as possible in the time the consumer is entering the additional data. Once the additional data is received, a signal can be provided to the server indicating that the user is now waiting for results of the text recognition process, meaning the server should provide them as quickly as possible. Once text recognition results are received, a consumer can make a selection to identify a character which the text recognition algorithm did not sufficiently identify. Based on known account number constraints, the user selection can cause multiple characters to be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Joachim Bekmann, Fei Guo
  • Patent number: 9292760
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a determination unit configured to determine, based on a region that satisfies a predetermined condition in an image as a candidate of an output target, whether to set the region as the output target; and a decision unit configured to, in a case where a plurality of regions that satisfy the predetermined condition exists in the image, decide a portion of the image including one or a plurality of regions determined, out of the plurality of regions, as the output target by said determination unit as a portion of the output target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoki Sumi, Yusuke Hashii, Hiroyuki Sakai, Hiroyasu Kunieda, Kiyoshi Umeda
  • Patent number: 9275554
    Abstract: A device, system, and method for enhanced memorization of a document. A document may be initially uploaded into a computer system and the textual information of the document may be converted into a test template for memorization and/or testing. Portions of the test template may be converted into various test items, and the test items, in combination with the contents of the scanned document, may be displayed by the computer system for a user to answer in order to enhance his or her memorization of the document. The test questions may comprise: fill-in-the-blank questions, multiple choice questions, true or false questions, Scrabble®-like questions, and/or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Jimmy M Sauz
  • Patent number: 9258502
    Abstract: In a method of operating a depth pixel included in a three-dimensional (3D) image sensor, a plurality of sampling values are obtained by sampling a reception light reflected by an object based on a transfer control signal having a first initial activation level. The depth pixel includes a photo detection region, a transfer gate and a floating diffusion region. The transfer control signal is applied to the transfer gate. A first final activation level of the transfer control signal is determined based on the plurality of sampling values and at least one reference value. A distance between the depth pixel and the object is calculated based on the reception light and the transfer control signal having the first final activation level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae-Yon Lee
  • Patent number: 9250095
    Abstract: An onboard display device includes multiple screen data that define plural types of screen designs including a character string display frame with equal size; plural types of font data; and multiple character string tables which record character strings to be displayed on a screen with one of the screen designs defined by the plural types of screen data, are each provided for one of the plural types of font data, and include character strings whose written forms are altered according to character size defined by the font data so that the character strings can be contained in the display frame, wherein the decision unit 12 decides a display type to be used for screen display on a display unit, and the display unit 6 displays the screen using the screen data, font data and character string corresponding to the display type decided by the decision unit 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Makoto Oi
  • Patent number: 9202138
    Abstract: Various embodiments of methods and apparatus for feature point localization are disclosed. A profile model and a shape model may be applied to an object in an image to determine locations of feature points for each object component. Input may be received to move one of the feature points to a fixed location. Other ones of the feature points may be automatically adjusted to different locations based on the moved feature point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Jonathan W. Brandt, Zhe Lin, Vuong Le, Lubomir D. Bourdev
  • Patent number: 9172842
    Abstract: Systems and methods convert to binary an input image having pixels defining text and background. Thresholds are determined by which pixels in the input image and a corresponding blurred image will be defined as either binary black or binary white. Thresholds derive from grouped together neighboring pixels having pixels separated out that correspond to the background. For pixels of the input image defined as binary black and having corresponding pixels in the blurred image defined as binary black relative to their thresholds, those are set to black in the binary image, else they are set white. Techniques for devising thresholds, blurring images, grouping together pixels, statistical analysis, etc., typify the embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Reed Booth, Michael Jo Phelps
  • Patent number: 9135698
    Abstract: Intensity standardization of MRI data sets aims at correcting scanner-dependent intensity variations. An automatic technique, called STI, which shares the simplicity and robustness of histogram-matching techniques, but also incorporates tissue spatial intensity information, has been discovered. The method comprises registering a medical image to a standard image; applying one or more masks to the medical and standard images for isolating certain specific image components; determining the most common intensity data pair between the medical and standard images for each isolated image component; calculating a formula that joins the most common intensity data pair of each image component; and interpolating an intensity data adjustment using the formula and applying it to the medical image data to generate a standardized version of the medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: UNIVERSITE LAVAL
    Inventors: Nicolas Robitaille, Simon Duchesne
  • Patent number: 9134812
    Abstract: There is provided an image positioning method including the steps of: capturing an image frame with an image sensor; identifying at least on object image in the image frame; comparing an object image size of the object image with a size threshold and identifying the object image having the object image size larger than the size threshold as a reference point image; and positioning the reference point image. There is further provided an interactive imaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Ming-Tsan Kao, Shu-Sian Yang, Han-Ping Cheng
  • Patent number: 9042656
    Abstract: The image signature extraction device includes an extraction unit and a generation unit. The extraction unit extracts region features from respective sub-regions in an image in accordance with a plurality of pairs of sub-regions in the image, the pairs of sub-regions including at least one pair of sub-regions in which both a combination of shapes of two sub-regions of the pair and a relative position between the two sub-regions of the pair differ from those of at least one of other pairs of sub-regions. The generation unit generates, based on the extracted region features of the respective sub-regions, an image signature to be used for identifying the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kota Iwamoto, Ryoma Oami
  • Patent number: 9031330
    Abstract: This invention provides an instantaneous method for a user or traveler to obtain a meaning of a symbol that is unfamiliar to said user. The symbol is captured in a format that is easily transmitted to a remote database server. Together with the symbol, the GPS coordinates of the location of the symbol must be sent to the server. The server performs an image matching search, and then uses the location information (GPS) to resolve multiple matches and to determine the meaning of the symbol and instantaneously transmits in the language of their choice the meaning to the user requesting the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Eugene S. Evanitsky
  • Patent number: 9019562
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a specific graphic form storage section, an image determination section, and determination color conversion processing section. The specific graphic form storage section is configured to store a visual image of a specific graphic form and attribute information specific to the specific graphic form as a reference image and reference attribute information, respectively. The image determination section is configured to determine at least one of (i) whether or not an image matching with the reference image is included in target data and (ii) whether or not an image having the reference attribute information is included in the target data, and detect the image identified through the determination as an image corresponding to the specific graphic form. The color conversion processing section is configured to perform specific color conversion processing for the image corresponding to the specific graphic form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yosuke Kashimoto
  • Patent number: 9013497
    Abstract: An approach for determining transducer functions for mapping objective image attribute values to estimated subjective attribute values. The approach includes determining objective attribute values for each of one or more aesthetic attributes for each image in a first set of images. The approach further includes determining, for each aesthetic attribute, a mapping from the objective attribute values to respective estimated subjective attribute values based on the objective attribute values and corresponding experimentally-determined attribute values. Using the determined mappings, aesthetic signatures, which include estimates of subjective image aesthetics across multiple dimensions, may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Tunc Ozan Aydin, Aljosa Smolic
  • Patent number: 9014486
    Abstract: An active set of discrete texture traces to a target point is determined in a first video frame and is applied to a second video frame to detect the target location in a second video frame. An estimate is made of the target location in the second video frame. A score map is computed of an area of locations. A location with a highest score in the score map is the new target location. If a threshold value is not met the active set of texture traces is stored. A score map for each of stored active sets is computed to determine the target location. If no score meets the threshold the target location in a previous video frame is made the current target location and a new active set of discrete texture traces is determined. Systems that implement the steps of the methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan Ernst, Maneesh Kumar Singh
  • Patent number: 9008427
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, sampling a variable effect distribution of viewing preference data to determine a first set of effects comprising a plurality of first distortion type effects associated with a first distortion type of a first image and to determine a second set of effects comprising a plurality of second distortion type effects associated with the second distortion type of a second image, calculating a preference estimate from a logistic regression model of the viewing preference data according to the first set of effects and the second set of effects, wherein the preference estimate comprises a probability that the first image is preferred over the second image, and selecting one of the first distortion type or the second distortion type according to the preference estimate. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Amy R. Reibman, Kenneth Shirley, Chao Tian
  • Patent number: 9008375
    Abstract: A method of verifying the authenticity of an eye provided for identification purposes in an iris recognition identification system is described. The method comprises: illuminating the eye using an illumination source to generate a specular reflection in a pupil and/or iris region of the eye, the specular reflection forming as a result of light emitted from the illumination source being reflected from the eye; capturing an image of the eye including the specular reflection; determining the position of the specular reflection formed in the pupil and/or iris region, from the captured image; and verifying the authenticity of the eye by comparing the determined position with an expected position for an authentic eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: IrisGuard Inc.
    Inventors: Imad Malhas, Andrew Holland, Alan Renforth
  • Patent number: 9002101
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a recognition device includes a generation unit to select, plural times, groups each including learning samples from a storage unit, learn a classification metric for classifying the groups selected in each selection, and generate an evaluation metric including the classification metrics; a transformation unit to transform a first feature value of an image including an object into a second feature value using the evaluation metric; a calculation unit to calculate similarities of the object to categories in a table using the second feature value and reference feature values; and a registration unit to register the second feature value as the reference feature value in the table associated with the category of the object and register the first feature value as the learning sample belonging to the category of the object in the storage unit. The generation unit performs the generation again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nakai, Toshimitsu Kaneko, Susumu Kubota, Satoshi Ito, Tatsuo Kozakaya
  • Patent number: 9002083
    Abstract: A system including an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of at least one medical device monitoring a patient, a database including images of a plurality of medical devices, where each image corresponds to a particular medical device, and a data collection server configured to receive the at least one image, receive patient identification data corresponding to the patient, and identify the medical device in the image by comparing the received image with the images stored in the database and matching the received image with the images stored in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David Fox, Robert T. Boyer, William A. Jordan, II
  • Patent number: 8995774
    Abstract: A method for automated document recognition, identification, and data extraction is described herein. The method comprises receiving, by the processor, an image of a document associated with a user. The image is analyzed using optical character recognition to obtain image data, wherein the image data includes text zones. Based on the image data, the image is compared to one or more document templates. Based on the comparison, a document template having the highest degree of coincidence with the image is determined. The text zones of the image are associated with text zones of the document template to determine a type of data in each text zone. The data is structured into a standard format to obtain structured data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: IDChecker, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorgen van Deventer, Michael Hagen, Istvan Mandak
  • Publication number: 20150086122
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing system for performing image processing on input image. The image processing system includes an input data determination unit configured to determine a device that has input image data that is input, an image processing unit configured to selectively perform image processing on the input image data based on the determination result by the input data determination unit, an image classification unit configured to classify input image data, and a redirect URL determination unit configured to determine a URL at the time of the next access by a user in accordance with the result of classification by the image classification unit. The image data on which the selective image processing is performed is subjected to processing in accordance with instructions from a display screen of the URL destination and the result of the processing is saved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Makiya Tamura
  • Publication number: 20150078671
    Abstract: A method for automated document recognition, identification, and data extraction is described herein. The method comprises receiving, by the processor, an image of a document associated with a user. The image is analyzed using optical character recognition to obtain image data, wherein the image data includes text zones. Based on the image data, the image is compared to one or more document templates. Based on the comparison, a document template having the highest degree of coincidence with the image is determined. The text zones of the image are associated with text zones of the document template to determine a type of data in each text zone. The data is structured into a standard format to obtain structured data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jorgen van Deventer, Michael Hagen, Istvan Mandak
  • Patent number: 8983204
    Abstract: A production unit of an image processing apparatus produces a contour signal of an image including a specific subject. A detection unit detects, on the basis of the contour signal, a representative contour direction for each of a plurality of division regions of the image, where the detection unit detects a specific direction as the representative contour direction when the direction of the entire contour portion included in the division regions is biased in the specific direction by at least a specific degree. A determination unit determines a type of the subject on the basis of at least one of a direction-based frequency distribution of the detected representative contour directions, a number of representative contour directions detected, etc. A correction unit configured to correct the image data according to a correction method corresponding to the type of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kotaro Kitajima
  • Publication number: 20150055879
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an example method, server, or system of setting a background image. The server includes a receiving module, an inquiring module, and a sending module. The receiving module receives image characteristic information sent by a client device. The inquiring module searches a background image that matches the image characteristic information from a preset background image database. The sending module sends the background image that matches the image characteristic information to the client device so that the client device may use the background image as a desktop background. The present techniques intelligently set the desktop background or subject of the client device according to current information of the client device, thereby enabling automatic configuration of individualized desktop background at the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Yang Yang
  • Patent number: 8958661
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to generate templates from web images for searching an image database are described. In one embodiment, one or more retrieved images (e.g., from the Web) may be used to generate one or more templates. The templates may be used to search an image database based on features commonly shared between sub-images of the retrieved images. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Navneet Panda, Yi Wu, Jean-Yves Bouguet, Ara Nefian