Comparator Patents (Class 382/218)
  • Patent number: 11410279
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a setting unit, a small region setting unit, a determination unit, a search unit, a noise reduction unit, and a synthesis unit. The setting unit sets a target patch in an input image. The small region setting unit sets a small region near the target patch. The determination unit determines a number of similar patches to be detected as a patch similar to the target patch based on a noise amount in the small region. The search unit searches the input image for the similar patch based on the number of similar patches. The noise reduction unit configured to perform noise reduction processing with respect to the target patch using the target patch and the similar patch. The synthesis unit generates an image by synthesizing a plurality of patch groups subjected to the noise reduction processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yosuke Takada
  • Patent number: 11412133
    Abstract: A device capable of autonomous motion may process image data determined by one or more cameras to determine one or more properties of objects represented in the image data. The device may determine that two or more computer vision components correspond to a particular property. A first computer vision component may process the image data to determine first output data, and the second computer vision component may process the first output data to determine second output data corresponding to the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarun Yohann Morton, Cheng-Hao Kuo, Jim Oommen Thomas, Ning Zhou
  • Patent number: 11388317
    Abstract: A video camera comprises a housing (102) configured of a top housing portion (104), a mid-housing portion (106) and a bottom housing portion (108). The top housing portion is configured as a circular and rounded exterior contoured wall (110) having an exterior recessed feature (112) formed along an edge (114). The mid-housing portion (106) is formed of an IR window ring (116) having an alignment tab (118) extending therefrom, the alignment tab being aligned and recessed within the exterior recessed feature (112) of the rounded exterior contoured wall (110) of the top housing portion (104), and the bottom housing portion (108) providing a camera dome (120) seated within and protruding from the IR window ring (116).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Guo Wei Chen, Chi T Tran, Imadi Safwan Samsudin
  • Patent number: 11386686
    Abstract: Method and apparatus to match bounding boxes around text to align forms. The approach is less computationally intensive, and less prone to error than text recognition. For purposes of achieving alignment, information per se is not as important as information location. Information within the bounding boxes is not as critical as is the location of the area which the bounding boxes occupy. Scanning artifacts, missing characters, or noise generally do not affect bounding boxes themselves so much as they do the contents of the bounding boxes. Thus, for purposes of form alignment, the bounding boxes themselves are sufficient. Using bounding boxes also avoids misalignment issues that can result from stray marks on a page, for example, from holes punched in a sheet, or from handwritten notations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Yongmian Zhang
  • Patent number: 11379715
    Abstract: An online system distributes content items describing events to one or more users of the online system. The online system receives, an event from a third-party system, the event associated with one or more content items. The online system determines a vector representation of users based on a first neural network and a vector representation of an event based on a second neural network. The online system jointly trains the first neural network and second neural network based on labels describing user entity relationships. The online system determines a likelihood of attendance of an event by a user based on a distance between the vector representation of the user and the vector representation of the entity. The online system provides the content associated with the event to users of the online system based on the likelihood of attendance of the event by the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Lijun Tang, Huihong Zhao
  • Patent number: 11373337
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to an image processing method of virtual reality. The image processing method may include obtaining position information of a gaze point; performing a compression process on an original image to obtain a compressed image based on the position information of the gaze point; performing a compression process on a distorted image of the original image in an lens to obtain a compressed distorted image based on the position information of the gaze point; and performing an anti-distortion process on the compressed image to obtain an anti-distortion image based on a relationship between the compressed image and the compressed distorted image. The position information of the gaze point may be position information of a gaze point of a user's eye on an original image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinghua Miao, Hao Zhang, Lili Chen, Yukun Sun, Yali Liu, Xi Li, Bin Zhao, Xuefeng Wang, Lixin Wang, Jianwen Suo, Wenyu Li, Ziqiang Guo, Ruifeng Qin, Guixin Yan, Feng Pan
  • Patent number: 11375019
    Abstract: A server device configured to communicate, via a communication network, with at least one device including a learner configured to perform processing by using a learned model, includes processor, a transmitter, and a storage configured to store a plurality of shared models pre-learned in accordance with environments and conditions of various devices. The processor is configured to acquire device data including information on an environment and conditions from the at least one device, and select an optimum shared model for the at least one device based on the acquired device data. The transmitter is configured to transmit a selected shared model to the at least one device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: PREFERRED NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Keigo Kawaai, Shohei Hido, Nobuyuki Kubota, Daisuke Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11367313
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method and apparatus for recognizing a body movement. A specific embodiment of the method includes: sampling an input to-be-recognized video to obtain a sampled image frame sequence of the to-be-recognized video; performing key point detection on the sampled image frame sequence by using a trained body key point detection model, to obtain a body key point position heat map of each sampled image frame in the sampled image frame sequence, the body key point position heat map being used to represent a probability feature of a position of a preset body key point; and inputting body key point position heat maps of the sampled image frame sequence into a trained movement classification model to perform classification, to obtain a body movement recognition result corresponding to the to-be-recognized video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hui Shen, Yuan Gao, Dongliang He, Xiao Liu, Xubin Li, Hao Sun, Shilei Wen, Errui Ding
  • Patent number: 11360740
    Abstract: A system and methods for designing single-stage hardware sorting blocks, and further using the single-stage hardware sorting blocks to reduce the number of stages in multistage sorting processes, or to define multiway merge sorting networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Bernard Kent, Marios Stephanou Pattichis
  • Patent number: 11348353
    Abstract: Image encoded documents are identified by recognizing known objects in each document with an object recognizer. The objects in each page are filtered to remove lower order objects. Known features in the objects are recognized by sequentially organizing each object in each filtered page into a one-dimensional array, where each object is positioned in a corresponding one-dimensional array as a function of location in the corresponding filtered page. The one-dimensional array is then compared to known arrays to classify the image document corresponding to the one-dimensional array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Automation Anywhere, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Sundell, Vibhas Gejji
  • Patent number: 11341628
    Abstract: A method for compensating a design image of a workpiece and a system for processing the design image of the workpiece are disclosed. The method includes the following steps. Obtaining a real image of the workpiece, with the real image having registration holes. Calculating a slope value for each of the registration holes. Determining an amount of interpolation points between each two neighboring registration holes of the registration holes according to the slope value corresponding to each of the registration holes. Obtaining positions of control points in blocks formed by the registration holes. Compensating the design image of the workpiece according to positions of the registration holes, positions of the plurality of interpolation points and the positions of the control points for generating a mapping image. Outputting the mapping image adapted to be mapped onto the workpiece. The system, together with the method, will be introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Shau-Yin Tseng, Yan-Jen Su, Jin-Nan Liu, Chien-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 11328511
    Abstract: A storage system and method for improved playback analysis are provided. In one embodiment, a storage system is provided comprising a memory and a controller. The controller is configured to identify a plurality of frames in video data stored in the memory that differ from surrounding frames by more than a threshold amount; receive a request from a host for quick playback of the video data; and send the plurality of frames to the host. Other embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramanathan Muthiah, Judah Gamliel Hahn
  • Patent number: 11321936
    Abstract: An image processing device including: a first feature quantity selecting unit configured to select a first feature quantity of a document image that is a character recognition target among first feature quantities that are recoded in advance and represent features of character strings of an item; a character recognition processing unit configured to perform a character recognition process for the document image; a character string selecting unit configured to select a character string of a specific item corresponding to the first feature quantity among the character strings acquired as a result of the character recognition process; and a determination result acquiring unit configured to acquire a determination result indicating whether or not a character string that has been input in advance matches the character string of the specific item in a case in which the character string selecting unit has not selected any one of the character strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Kondoh, Satoshi Segawa, Yuichi Nakatani, Michiru Sugimoto, Yasushi Hidaka, Junya Akiyama
  • Patent number: 11321227
    Abstract: Actions performed at a client application for a service during a session between the client application and the service. The client application runs on the client device and a service server hosts the service. Events received by a backend application running on a backend server from the service server during the session are also captured. The actions performed at the client application are correlated with the events received by the backend application from the service server. Backend application load testing data is generated. The backend application load testing data includes, for each action performed at the client application, the event received by the backend application from the service server that corresponds to the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MICRO FOCUS LLC
    Inventors: Yan-Jun Yu, Wei-Wei Zhang, Dong-Xing Huang
  • Patent number: 11322331
    Abstract: An imaging device images a sample holder held by a sample stage. At a front side (target side) of the imaging device, a light emitter device array and a mask array are provided. A plurality of light beams are generated by the light emitter device array. A plurality of center parts of the plurality of light beams are masked by the mask array. A plurality of shadows produced thereby are covered by a plurality of peripheral parts of the plurality of light beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: JEOL Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Murakami, Yoshikazu Nemoto
  • Patent number: 11262903
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an IoT device control system and method, including: by a user terminal, capturing an image of a real space that includes therein one or more IoT devices; when capturing the image, matching and registering at least one of a position and a posture of the user terminal with an IoT device selected by a user; displaying a control screen for the selected IoT device when the user terminal satisfies a condition, wherein the condition is determined by using at least one of the position and the posture of the user terminal matched and registered with the selected IoT device; and controlling the selected IoT device according to a user input received through the control screen. According to the present disclosure, a user can conveniently check and control an IoT device to be controlled, by using virtual reality and augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: DATA ALLIANCE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwang Bum Lee
  • Patent number: 11243490
    Abstract: A printer includes an image forming unit to form a toner image on an image receptor by using a toner containing fluorescent additives for generating light in a predefined wavelength band in response to light in an invisible wavelength band, transfer the toner image to a print medium, and fix the toner image on the print medium, a photodetector including a light emitting unit configured to irradiate light in an invisible wavelength band to the toner image accommodated in one of the image receptor and the print medium, and a light receiving unit to detect reflected light from the toner image, and a controller to control a printing operation of the image forming unit, based on a detection signal from the light receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Eogkyu Kim, Heungsup Park
  • Patent number: 11244360
    Abstract: An ad collision machine can be configured to evaluate collision queries for possible ad collisions and is associated with an ad datacenter configured to evaluate and respond to bid requests on behalf of a plurality of advertisers. The ad collision machine can comprise a plurality of nodes and a data cache containing a plurality of user ID-campaign ID keys representing recently submitted bids in response to bid requests. Once a selected node receives a collision query, a user ID-campaign ID key is retrieved from the collision query. If the first key is not found in the data cache, it is written to the data cache by the node and the ad collision machine returns that user ID-campaign ID pair as available to be bid on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Zeta Global Corp.
    Inventors: Chendong Zou, Yogesh Kumar, Guodong Han
  • Patent number: 11237133
    Abstract: An inspection feature for an adhesive bond portion between parts of a component comprising the inspection feature extending from a surface of the part of the component a predetermined bond line thickness, the inspection feature having a density configured to imitate a defect of the adhesive bond portion responsive to a non-destructive inspection scan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Lyders, Andrew Pope, Christopher Avery, Daniel A. Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 11231939
    Abstract: A task template changing device includes a specification unit that specifies a relevant task template related to a changed task template on the basis of difference information from the changed task template in a case where any one of plural task templates obtained by customizing a reference task template is changed, and a reflection unit that reflects contents of the change on the relevant task template specified by the specification unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Eiichi Murase
  • Patent number: 11221681
    Abstract: A method for recognizing a dynamic gesture includes: positioning a dynamic gesture in a video stream to be detected to obtain a dynamic gesture box; capturing an image block corresponding to the dynamic gesture box from each of multiple image frames of the video stream; generating a detection sequence based on the captured image block; and performing dynamic gesture recognition according to the detection sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignees: BEIJING SENSETIME TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD, SHANGHAI SENSETIME INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Quan Wang, Chen Qian
  • Patent number: 11216699
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure disclose a system to mitigate against adversarial input samples for machine learning (ML)/artificial intelligence (AI) models. According to one embodiment, a system receives a query from a client for a ML service. The system calculates a similarity score for the query based on a number of prior queries received from the client, the similarity score representing a similarity between the received query and the prior queries. The system determines that the query is an adversarial query in response to determining that the similarity score is above a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Yunhan Jia, Zhenyu Zhong, Yulong Zhang, Tao Wei
  • Patent number: 11212440
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes an image sensor, a detection sensor, a memory, and a processor. The image sensor is configured to repeatedly perform an image pickup operation to generate a set of a plurality of images with different exposures in one image pickup operation. The detection sensor is configured to perform a first detection to detect a motion of the image sensor. The processor is configured to execute instructions in the memory to perform a second detection to detect a motion vector, to select an image used to detect the motion vector in the second detection based on the motion of the image sensor from the set of the plurality of images with different exposures among the images, and to generate a combined image by performing alignment and combining processing on at least some of the images generated by the image sensor based on the motion vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shogo Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11210771
    Abstract: There are provided an image evaluation apparatus, an image evaluation method, and an image evaluation program capable of highly evaluating an image having an impression of a user's preference. A plurality of images included in a first image group are input to an image evaluation apparatus (step 21). A plurality of representative image candidates are displayed (step 22), and the user selects a desired representative image from the representative image candidates (step 23). The difference between the impression value of the representative image and the impression value of the input image is calculated (step 24), and the image quality of the input image is determined (step 25). An image evaluation value is calculated so as to become higher as the difference between the impression values becomes smaller and the image quality becomes higher (step 26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Takuya Tsutaoka
  • Patent number: 11205041
    Abstract: A system and method of identifying a changed element within a target web page is disclosed. A pre-region longest matching segment of the pre-region that matches a pre-region segment of a pre-region of a source web page is identified within a pre-region of the target page. A post-region longest matching segment of the post-region that matches a post-region segment of the post-region of a source web page is identified within a post-region of the target page. The changed element in the target web page is identified that is between the pre-region longest matching segment and the post-region longest matching segment in response to the pre-region longest matching segment being determined to be within a pre-defined distance of the post-region longest matching segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventor: Anil Kumar
  • Patent number: 11200533
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide systems and methods related to managing inventory by validating physical quantities of items in fulfillment centers for use with a user interface. A method for managing inventory comprises receiving, from a mobile device, a request for one or more validation locations, a zone for performing a validation, a validation type, and a round of validation, retrieving validation locations, each location associated with a status of not assigned, assigned, problem zone, or validated, and determining which of the retrieved validation locations needing assignment have a location in the received zone, a match in the validation type, and a match round of validation. Based on the determination, the method further comprises selecting one or more of the matching validation locations if a status of each determined validation locations is equal to not assigned and responding to the received request by transmitting one or more selected validation locations to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: COUPANG CORP.
    Inventors: So Hee Kim, SeHwan Chung, SangMin Jun, Daeyong Jang, Da Young Kim
  • Patent number: 11160525
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a hardware processor that: calculates a representative signal value in a region where no signal value variations attributable to dynamic states of an object are present, in each of a plurality of frame images acquired by consecutively applying radiation onto the object a plurality of times, and extracts high-frequency components of changes over time in the calculated representative signal values; and corrects signal value variations attributable to a fact that an irradiation amount varies each time the radiation is applied, by subtracting the extracted high-frequency components from the plurality of frame images, respectively, or dividing the plurality of frame images by the extracted high-frequency components, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Takagi, Agus Suharno, Amai Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11163979
    Abstract: A face authentication apparatus includes a face image acquisition unit that acquires a face image of an authentication target, a collation unit that performs face authentication by calculating similarity between face information of the face image of the authentication target and reference face image of each registered user and comparing the similarity with a threshold, a prediction unit that predicts a change in the similarity on the basis of similarity history on authentication success, and a threshold change unit that changes the threshold on the basis of the prediction result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taketo Kochi, Kenji Saito
  • Patent number: 11164721
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for rapidly collecting high quality images of a specimen through controlling a re-focusable beam of an electron microscope. An intelligent acquisition system instructs the electron microscope to perform an initial low-resolution scan of a sample. A low-resolution image of the sample is received by the intelligent acquisition system as scanned image information from the electron microscope. The intelligent acquisition system then determines regions of interest within the low-resolution image and instructs the electron microscope to perform a high-resolution scan of the sample, only in areas of the sample corresponding to the determined regions of interest or portions of the determined regions of interest, so that other regions within the sample are not scanned at high-resolution. The intelligent acquisition system then reconstructs an image using the collected high-resolution scan pixels and pixels in the received low-resolution image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Nir Shavit, Aravinathan Samuel, Jeff Lichtman, Lu Mi
  • Patent number: 11158056
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a memory to store a first image captured by a first camera and a second image captured by a second camera; and a processor comprising circuitry, the processor to identify viewpoint information defining a view for a stitched image, the stitched image to be generated from a combination of a plurality of images comprising the first image and the second image; and based on the viewpoint information and a projection type, determine transformation parameters for at least one reference region associated with overlapping regions of the first image and the second image in order to: localize overlapping regions of the first image and the second image to determine stitching parameters; combine the first image and the second image using the stitching parameters; and assign data of the combined first image and the second image to the stitched image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rastislav Lukac, Ravi Basavaraj, Gazi Naser Ali, Krishna Kumar Madaparambil
  • Patent number: 11151151
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide improvements in integration template generation. In embodiments, existing customer integration flows already created by users are analyzed using computer-implemented methods, and from these customer integration flows, templates are created that encapsulate the general patterns that are seen in existing customer integration flows. The customer integration flows are anonymized by removing proprietary and/or identifying data. The result is customer integration templates based on actual real-world usage, which can more accurately resemble the needs of customers as compared to traditional templates that are authored by someone envisioning how he thinks the applications will be linked together, but not based on how they actually are used. Disclosed embodiments can generate integration templates based on general patterns encountered by multiple users that serve as a good starting point for any user that wants to do similar integrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Reeve, Trevor C. Dolby, Matthew E. Golby-Kirk, Andrew J. Coleman
  • Patent number: 11144876
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide systems and methods related to managing inventory by validating physical quantities of items in fulfillment centers for use with a user interface. A method for managing inventory comprises receiving, from a mobile device, a request for one or more validation locations, a zone for performing a validation, a validation type, and a round of validation, retrieving validation locations, each location associated with a status of not assigned, assigned, problem zone, or validated, and determining which of the retrieved validation locations needing assignment have a location in the received zone, a match in the validation type, and a match round of validation. Based on the determination, the method further comprises selecting one or more of the matching validation locations if a status of each determined validation locations is equal to not assigned and responding to the received request by transmitting one or more selected validation locations to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: COUPANG CORP.
    Inventors: So Hee Kim, SeHwan Chung, SangMin Jun, Daeyong Jang, Da Young Kim
  • Patent number: 11132582
    Abstract: When there is an image component common to multiple registered images, the accuracy of individual identification lowers. A decision unit decides, for each partial area, the degree of effectiveness relating to calculation of a score representing a similarity between a registered image obtained by capturing an object to be registered and a collated image obtained by capturing an object to be collated, based on whether or not the partial area contains an image component common to multiple registered images obtained by capturing multiple objects to be registered. A calculation unit calculates the score based on image components contained in the registered image and the collated image and on the degrees of effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rui Ishiyama, Toru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11130049
    Abstract: A game engine is configured to accept human intelligence tasks as in-game content and present the in-game content to the game player. A method performed by the game engine enables performance of human intelligence tasks, such as visual discrimination, in a video game context. The game engine may receive a definition of human intelligence tasks from one or more remote sources. The game engine may present the human intelligence tasks to multiple video game participants as in-game content. The game engine defines and enables game play rules for the in-game content. The game play rules set parameters for the multiple video game participants to perform the human intelligence tasks to achieve desired results. The game engine may award each of the multiple video game participants an improved game score upon successful performance of the human intelligence tasks in accordance with the game play rules. The game engine may measure success by consistency in responses between different participants or trials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Gary Stephen Shuster
  • Patent number: 11120249
    Abstract: The present disclosure is to provide a computer-aided cell segmentation method for determining cellular Nuclear-to-Cytoplasmic ratio, which comprises acts of obtaining a cytological image using non-invasive in vivo biopsy technique; performing a nuclei segmentation process to identify a position and a contour of each of identified nuclei in the cytological image; performing a cytoplasmic process with an improved active contour model to obtain a cytoplasmic region for each identified nucleus based; and determine a cellular Nuclear-to-Cytoplasmic ratio based on the obtained nucleus and cytoplasmic regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: National Cheng Kung University
    Inventors: Gwo Giun Lee, Yi-Hsuan Chou, Chen-Han Sung
  • Patent number: 11082285
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for network event grouping. For example, methods may include generating a graph including vertices and edges, wherein at least one of the vertices is associated with an event type from a set of event types and wherein at least one of the edges is associated with a weight; removing, based on an associated weight and a first threshold, one or more edges from the graph; determining, after removing the one or more edges from the graph, whether the graph is chordal; responsive to determining that the graph is chordal, identifying a connected subgraph within the graph; determining a group of event types to include event types that are associated with vertices in the identified connected subgraph; and transmitting, storing, or displaying data specifying the group of event types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Tucker, Qingbin Li
  • Patent number: 11076132
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method for generating a video synopsis. The method may include obtaining a video captured by a movable camera at a plurality of positions, the video including a sequence of video frames; determining, for each of at least part of the sequence of video frames, a position label of the video frame that indicates one of the plurality of positions of the movable camera; classifying the at least part of the sequence of video frames into a plurality of groups based on their position labels; determining one or more objects of interest in at least one of the plurality of groups; generating, for the at least one of the plurality of groups, a video synopsis based on the one or more objects of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG DAHUA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li Sun, Huadong Pan
  • Patent number: 11069065
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes acquiring a first image data set of the patient, via an X-ray apparatus, at a first time point during the operative intervention, the first image data set including the reference structure, the anatomical structure and the reference system between the reference structure and the anatomical structure; acquiring a second image data set of the patient at a second time point, the second image data set including at least the reference structure; registering the second image data set to the first image data set. As a result of the registering of the second image data set to the first image data set, a registered second image data set is determined. Finally, an embodiment of the method includes determining the validity of the reference system by a comparison of the registered second image data set with the first image data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Philip Mewes, Gunter Mueller
  • Patent number: 11068755
    Abstract: A locating system that performs a locating method for locating a flame-cut billet in a stack of flame-cut billets that includes an imager that obtains an image of an end surface of a billet, a classifier that classifies the image of the end surface, and a matcher that matches the classified image of the end surface with a classified image from among a plurality of classified images stored in a classified image storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Ruth Kirkwood Azmat, Paul Barry Riches, Mateusz Wojtaszek
  • Patent number: 11048946
    Abstract: A system and method of identifying cognate image sequences is disclosed that examines significant frames of a stream of video images using an array of image indexes. The image index array includes image indexes obtained by at least two different image indexing methods. These are compared to a corresponding array of image indices of significant frames of known image sequences. An image quality indicator is used to determine which set of image index thresholds to use in making the comparison. These thresholds are more stringent for higher quality frames. Two image sequences are considered cognate when a string of sufficiently many sequential frame matches is established. In an alternate embodiment, image blurriness is also, or instead, used to determine the appropriate set of image index thresholds. The sets of image index thresholds are determined using machine learning on a curated set of representative images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Samuel Chenillo, Oran Gilad, Oren Steinfeld
  • Patent number: 11030453
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for using optical techniques to authenticate a pre-characterized object according to its latent structural characteristics. For example, an image stack can be generated by aligning enrollment images acquired from an enrollment object according to different optical geometries. Enrollment basis functions can be computed from the stack that describe latent structural characteristics of the enrollment object, and enrollment magnitudes can be extracted from those basis functions. Subsequently, another image stack can be generated by aligning authentication images acquired from an authentication object according to different optical geometries. Authentication basis functions can be computed from the stack to describe latent structural characteristics of the authentication object, and authentication magnitudes can be extracted from those basis functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Robert K. Rowe, Mark Robinton, Ting Sun
  • Patent number: 10984279
    Abstract: A method and system for machine translation of text is disclosed. The method includes processing an image comprising a text to generate a pattern associated with the text based on a trained Convolution Neural Network (CNN). The method further includes mapping the pattern to a word in a mapping table and at least one text attribute, based on a classifier network. The method further includes initiating an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) conversion for the pattern, when at least one of the mapping between at least one of the pattern and at least one word in the mapping table and the mapping between the pattern and the at least one text attribute is below a predefined threshold. The method further includes performing incremental learning for the trained CNN and the classifier network based on the OCR conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventor: Manjunath Ramachandra Iyer
  • Patent number: 10984512
    Abstract: Provided is an automotive around view image providing method using a machine learning model. The method includes: receiving, by an image processing device, a plurality of images obtained by a plurality of cameras mounted on a car; inputting, by the image processing device, the plurality of images to a neural network encoder to generate a feature vector for each of the plurality of images; and combining, by the image processing device, feature vectors for the plurality of images into one image form and inputting the one image form to the neural network decoder to generate a matched one image. The neural network decoder includes a filter for performing matching on adjacent images having an overlapping area among the plurality of images based on the feature vector for the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Hyun-Min Jang
  • Patent number: 10977511
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing OCR of a series of images depicting text symbols. An example method comprises performing OCR a series of images to produce a current symbol sequence and corresponding symbol sequence quadrangle; associating the current symbol sequence with a previous symbol sequence for a previously received image; identifying a median string; determining a median symbol sequence quadrangle; and displaying, using the median symbol sequence quadrangle, a resulting OCR text representing at least a portion of the original document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ABBYY PRODUCTION LLC
    Inventor: Aleksey Ivanovich Kalyuzhny
  • Patent number: 10974152
    Abstract: System and method for automatic computer aided optical recognition of toys, for example, construction toy elements, recognition of those elements on digital images and associating the elements with existing information is presented. The method and system may recognize toy elements of various sizes invariant of toy element distance from the image acquiring device for example camera, invariant of rotation of the toy element, invariant of angle of the camera, invariant of background, invariant of illumination and without the need of predefined region where a toy element should be placed. The system and method may detect more than one toy element on the image and identify them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: LEGO A/S
    Inventors: Marko Velic, Karsten Ƙstergaard Noe, Jesper Mosegaard, Brian Bunch Christensen, Jens Rimestad
  • Patent number: 10972494
    Abstract: This invention discloses systems and methods for detecting vulnerabilities in IT assets by utilizing crowdsourcing techniques. A corpus containing vulnerability data of IT assets with known vulnerabilities is established. Vulnerability data in the corpus comprises security aspects or attributes related to the IT assets. The security aspects of an IT asset constitute its attack surface which is represented as a feature vector in a feature space. A determination is made as to how similar/close a target asset whose unknown vulnerabilities are to be detected, is to the rest of the IT assets in the corpus. This determination is made based on a measure of similarity/distance between the respective feature vectors in the feature space. Based on the review of similarity results by a community of researchers/experts, a determination of unknown vulnerabilities in the target system is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: BugCrowd, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Cran, Michael James O'Kelly, Casey John Ellis
  • Patent number: 10970599
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for characterizing and defining the location of a copy space in an image. A methodology implementing the techniques according to an embodiment includes applying a regression convolutional neural network (CNN) to an image. The regression CNN is configured to predict properties of the copy space such as size and type (natural or manufactured). The prediction is conditioned on a determination of the presence of the copy space in the image. The method further includes applying a segmentation CNN to the image. The segmentation CNN is configured to generate one or more pixel-level masks to define the location of copy spaces in the image, whether natural or manufactured, or to define the location of a background region of the image. The segmentation CNN may include a first stage comprising convolutional layers and a second stage comprising pairs of boundary refinement layers and bilinear up-sampling layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Mingyang Ling, Alex Filipkowski, Zhe Lin, Jianming Zhang, Samarth Gulati
  • Patent number: 10963205
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for generating augmented reality in a state room includes establishing a communicative link with different computing devices disposed within separate state rooms, with each of the state rooms including a display positioned at a ceiling, a display positioned on a wall and a display embedded in a floor. The method further includes, for each of the state rooms, assigning a theme of an exterior environment, directing the retrieval from fixed storage of exterior environmental imagery, and directing display of an atmospheric portion of the exterior environmental imagery on the display positioned at the ceiling, directing display of a horizon portion of the exterior environmental imagery on the display positioned on the wall, and directing display of a surface portion of the exterior environmental imagery on the display embedded in the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
    Inventors: Joey Hasty, David Smith, Josh Nakaya
  • Patent number: 10957017
    Abstract: A method including receiving a first image file in a network server is provided. The method also includes selecting multiple criteria in a test ensemble for the first image file and evaluating a synthetic value for the first image file according to the test ensemble. The method includes storing the first image file and the synthetic value for the first image file in a database, and providing for display the first image file and the synthetic value for the first image file in response to a search query from a user. A system and a non-transitory, computer-readable medium storing instructions to perform the above method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Shutterstock, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Michael Minor
  • Patent number: 10937180
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for depth-map estimation between at least two images respectively captured by at least two cameras are disclosed. Extrinsic and intrinsic parameters of the at least two cameras are obtained. Local spatial structure descriptors for each pixel of the at least two images are obtained by transforming a patch of pixels surrounding each pixel, and depth is obtained for at least one pixel of a first image among the at least two images, among at least two depth candidates, each depth candidate being associated with a corresponding pixel in a second image of the at least two images, said corresponding pixel in the second image being determined according to the obtained extrinsic and intrinsic parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Frederic Babon, Benoit Vandame, Guillaume Boisson