Classification Patents (Class 382/224)
  • Patent number: 11068736
    Abstract: A method for detecting a target object in an image is described. The method includes obtaining an image to be detected, determining a first layer of an image pyramid as a current layer, building an image feature data set of the current layer according to the image to be detected, and detecting the target object therefrom. In response to detecting the target object, the method includes stopping the detection and outputting the detected target object; in response to not detecting the target object and the number of layers of the image pyramid not reaching a threshold for the number of layers, determining a next layer of the current layer as the current layer and returning to the building the image feature data set of the current layer according to the image to be detected and detecting the target object therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tianmin Rao
  • Patent number: 11065084
    Abstract: To have convenient and highly precise prediction of the shape of a human body after a treatment by calculation processing that includes extracting a feature vector Fnew from face data of a patient as an evaluation subject, selecting a plurality of case patients having feature vectors Fpre(i), extracted from the face data of a plurality of previous patients, obtaining pre-orthodontic facial shape models Hpre(i) and a post-orthodontic facial shape models Hpost(i) in which the faces of the selected previous case patients before and after a treatment have been normalized, obtaining a facial shape model Hnew, and obtaining a three-dimensional predicted facial shape model Hprd, by modifying the facial shape model Hnew of the patient as an evaluation subject, using a vector average difference AVEpost?AVEpre between the pre-treatment and post-treatment facial shape models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chihiro Tanikawa, Kenji Takada
  • Patent number: 11070814
    Abstract: A video image encoding apparatus includes an in-picture motion vector calculation unit and a vector encoding unit. The in-picture motion vector calculation unit calculates an in-picture motion vector indicating a spatial movement amount between a block to be encoded and a reference block in an encoded region in the picture to be encoded. The vector encoding unit obtains a prediction vector for predicting the in-picture motion vector of the block to be encoded based on at least one of a first in-picture motion vector calculated in a first reference available region including a block encoded before the block to be encoded is encoded and a second in-picture motion vector calculated in a second reference available region including a block in a position corresponding to the block to be encoded in an already encoded reference picture, and performs prediction encoding on the in-picture motion vector based on the prediction vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Jumpei Koyama, Satoshi Shimada
  • Patent number: 11062455
    Abstract: Filtering a data set including a plurality of image frames to form a reduced “key frame” data set including a reduced plurality of “key” image frames that is suitable for use in training an artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) system, including: removing an image frame from the plurality of image frames of the data set if a structural similarity metric of the image frame with respect to another image frame exceeds a predetermined threshold, thereby forming a reduced data set including a reduced plurality of image frames; and analyzing an object/semantic content of each of the reduced plurality of images using a plurality of dissimilar expert models and designating any image frames for which the plurality of expert models disagree related to the object/semantic content as “key” image frames, thereby forming the reduced “key frame” data set including the reduced plurality of “key” image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Sohini Roy Chowdhury, Megha Maheshwari
  • Patent number: 11062126
    Abstract: A human face detection method, falling within the technical field of image detection. The method comprises: respectively determining a plurality of pieces of human face characteristic information in a plurality of pre-input human face training samples, and training and forming a characteristic prediction model according to all the pieces of human face characteristic information in each of the human face training samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: YUTOU TECHNOLOGY (HANGZHOU) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mingxiu Chen
  • Patent number: 11055566
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an object selection system that automatically detects and selects objects in a digital image utilizing a large-scale object detector. For instance, in response to receiving a request to automatically select a query object with an unknown object class in a digital image, the object selection system can utilize a large-scale object detector to detect potential objects in the image, filter out one or more potential objects, and label the remaining potential objects in the image to detect the query object. In some implementations, the large-scale object detector utilizes a region proposal model, a concept mask model, and an auto tagging model to automatically detect objects in the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Khoi Pham, Scott Cohen, Zhe Lin, Zhihong Ding, Walter Wei Tuh Chang
  • Patent number: 11048924
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an action-estimating device which is capable of estimating an action of a subject appearing in a plurality of time-series images with high precision. [Solution] Provided is an action-estimating device 1 comprising: an estimating-side obtaining unit 12 for obtaining a plurality of time-series images Y in which a subject Z appears; an estimating-side detecting unit 13 for detecting a plurality of articulations A appearing in each time-series image Y; an estimating-side measuring unit 14 for measuring coordinates of the detected plurality of articulations A in each time-series image Y; an estimating unit 15 for estimating an action of the subject Z based on displacement of the coordinates of the measured plurality of articulations A in the plurality of time-series images Y; and a storing unit 3 for storing a plurality of choices of the action to be estimated. The estimating-side detecting unit 13 further detects a background appeared in each time-series image Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ASILLA, INC.
    Inventor: Daisuke Kimura
  • Patent number: 11049350
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for authenticating and/or checking the integrity of a subject, including:—visually superimposing, optically or electronically:—at least one so-called authentication image of at least one authentication region of an authentic subject, the authentication image including at least one texture of random composition,—and, also, the authentication region per se of a candidate subject or at least one verification image of the authentication region of the candidate subject,—in the event of observing, on the image resulting from the superimposition, a Glass pattern optical phenomenon in the authentication region, concluding that the candidate subject is the authentic subject and/or the at least partial integrity of the authentication region of the authentic subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: KERQUEST
    Inventors: Yann Boutant, Thierry Fournel
  • Patent number: 11036789
    Abstract: A computer vision neural network system is provided. The computer vision neural network system includes a computer with a multi-attribute loss module that concatenates first and second normalized feature vector descriptors to generate a master feature vector descriptor that describes attributes and classes of a facial image. The multi-attribute loss module estimates an error distance between the master feature vector descriptor and a plurality of class center vector descriptors. Each class center vector descriptor is a mean of a plurality of master feature vector descriptors associated with a soft-biometric class in a plurality of faces in a plurality of facial images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: AlgoFace, Inc.
    Inventors: Amjad Hussain, Taleb Alashkar, Vijay Gunasekaran
  • Patent number: 11036999
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle is described herein. The autonomous vehicle includes several different types of sensor systems, such as image, lidar, and radar. The autonomous vehicle additionally includes a computing system that executes several different object classifier modules, wherein the object classifier modules are configured to identify types of objects that are in proximity to the autonomous vehicle based upon outputs of the sensor systems. The computing system additionally executes a Bayesian object classifier system that is configured to receive outputs of the object classifier modules and assign labels to objects captured in sensor signals based upon the outputs of the object classifier modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Gabriel Warshauer-Baker, Elliot Branson, Siddhartho Bhattacharya, Haggai Megged Nuchi, Mark Liu
  • Patent number: 11029984
    Abstract: A method for managing data includes obtaining, by a virtual machine (VM) executing on a computing node, a data computation request from a client, and in response to the data computation request: sending a metadata request to a catalog node based on the computation request, obtaining a plurality of data set entries from the catalog node based on the metadata request, performing a confidence score analysis on the plurality of data set entries to obtain selected data set entries, initiating, on a local data system, a data computation using a local data set associated with at least one of the selected of data set entries, obtaining, in response to the initiating, a result from the local data system, and sending a data computation result to the client based on the data computation, wherein the data computation result is based on the result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Stephen James Todd
  • Patent number: 11023127
    Abstract: A method implemented by a computer to output digital ink includes: repeatedly generating a stroke object each time a pointer is removed from a panel, where the stroke object includes control points used to reproduce a stroke made by the pointer on the panel, the stroke starting when the pointer contacts the panel and ending when the pointer is removed from the panel; each time the stroke object is generated, determining a generation time of the stroke object and generating metadata including the generation time of the stroke object; and serializing one piece of ink data, in which the stroke object is associated with the corresponding metadata, into a binary sequence, and outputting the binary sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Plamen Petkov, Branimir Angelov, Stefan Yotov, Heidi Wang, Boriana Mladenova
  • Patent number: 11024317
    Abstract: This application relates to microphone authentication apparatus for verifying whether or not an audio signal originated at a microphone (101, 102). The microphone authentication apparatus (300) has a comparison block (301) configured to receive a first signal (A*) indicative of one or more spectral parameters of at least part of an audio signal to be verified, and compare the one or more spectral parameters to one or more predetermined characteristic microphone parameters relating to a characteristic resonance associated with an acoustic port of a microphone. The first signal (A*) may be an audio signal (A) and the microphone authentication apparatus may have a feature extract module (303) for determining the spectral parameters. Based on the comparison determination block (304) may whether the audio signal originated from a microphone and may send a verification signal (VMIC) to a voice biometric module 111.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventor: John Paul Lesso
  • Patent number: 11019161
    Abstract: A method and system for profiling interests of users based on multimedia content analysis and creating users' profiles respective thereof is provided. The method comprises receiving a tracking information gathered with respect to an interaction of a user with at least one multimedia element displayed on a user node; determining a user impression respective of at least one multimedia content element using the received tracking information; generating at least one signature for the at least one multimedia element; determining at least a concept of the at least one multimedia element using the at least one generated signature, wherein an interest of the user is determined respective of the concept; creating a user profile to include at least the user interest; and storing the user profile in a data warehouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CORTICA, LTD.
    Inventors: Igal Raichelgauz, Karina Odinaev, Yehoshua Y. Zeevi
  • Patent number: 11006041
    Abstract: Aspects relate to digital imaging. An example method includes receiving a first image frame of a scene captured by a first image sensor. The method also includes receiving a second image frame of the scene captured by a second image sensor. The second image frame is captured concurrently with capture of the first image frame. The method also includes receiving a third image frame of the scene captured by a third image sensor. The third image frame is captured concurrently with capture of the first image frame. The method also includes generating a combined image from the first image frame, the second image frame, and the third image frame. The combined image includes a first field of view that is wider than a field of view of the first image frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jian Ma, Sergiu Radu Goma
  • Patent number: 10997788
    Abstract: A method for tag-based search includes capturing an image, extracting a tag from the image, identifying a location associated with the captured image, and querying stored content for information that matches the location and the tag. Local storage is checked for the information first, and remote storage may be checked subsequently. Any located information may be used to augment the image. Information located in the remote storage may be saved in the local storage until it reaches a certain age, until it fails to be accessed for a threshold period of time, or until the location moves outside a threshold radius associated with a location of the information located in the remote storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Maplebear, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos H. Cardonha, Fernando L. Koch, James R. Kraemer
  • Patent number: 10997972
    Abstract: An object authentication device includes a speech recognition unit configured to obtain candidates for a speech recognition result for an input speech and a likelihood of the speech as a speech likelihood and an image model generation unit configured to obtain image models of a predetermined number of candidates for the speech recognition result in descending order of speech likelihoods, wherein the image model generation unit initially performs retrieval from an image model database storing the image models when the image models for the candidates for the speech recognition result are generated and generates an image model from information acquired from a network if the image model is not stored in the image model database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mikio Nakano, Tomoyuki Sahata
  • Patent number: 10994210
    Abstract: The present invention is a system and method for providing an online game implemented by means of a computer system. The method includes the step of storing a plurality of images in at least one computing device. The method then includes the step of obtaining content data from the plurality of images stored in the computing device through a content extraction module. The method includes the step of facilitating the users to initiate a challenge for each other to create a game session over a game networking system through a challenge creation module. The game session includes a friend game session and a date game session. The method includes the step of initiating the game session created by the challenge creation module over the game networking system through a gaming module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Erick Barto
  • Patent number: 10990985
    Abstract: A server device may receive a series of at least two screen capture representations of a graphical user interface on a client device. A first active window for a first screen capture representation of the series and a second active window for a second screen capture representation of the series may be determined. The first screen capture representation may have been screen captured by the client device at a first time and the second screen capture representation may have been screen captured by the client device at a second time. A first application associated with the first active window and a second application associated with the second active window may be identified, at least one of which may be a pre-determined target application. Based on the identified applications, an activity log for the client device may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Xcellence, Inc.
    Inventors: Drew A. Stern, Rongkai Zhao, Scott Y. Stuart, Christian Auty
  • Patent number: 10984066
    Abstract: A web scaping system configured with artificial intelligence and image object detection. The system processes a web page with a neural network to perform object detection to obtain structured data, including text, image and other kinds of data, from web pages. The neural network allows the system to efficiently process visual information (including screenshots), text content and HTML structure to achieve good quality and decrease extraction time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Zyte Group Limited
    Inventors: Mikhail Korobov, Konstantin Lopukhin
  • Patent number: 10984295
    Abstract: Font recognition and similarity determination techniques and systems are described. In a first example, localization techniques are described to train a model using machine learning (e.g., a convolutional neural network) using training images. The model is then used to localize text in a subsequently received image, and may do so automatically and without user intervention, e.g., without specifying any of the edges of a bounding box. In a second example, a deep neural network is directly learned as an embedding function of a model that is usable to determine font similarity. In a third example, techniques are described that leverage attributes described in metadata associated with fonts as part of font recognition and similarity determinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Zhaowen Wang, Luoqi Liu, Hailin Jin
  • Patent number: 10969864
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method, an apparatus and a device for detecting a fatigue state. In this method, by receiving an initial image sent by a 3D sensor, where the initial image includes depth information containing an eye contour, extracting eye state information from the initial image, and determining whether a user is currently in the fatigue state according to the eye state information, detecting whether the user is in the fatigue state through the eye state information is thereby achieved, with high detection efficiency and more accurate detection results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Guochao Yin
  • Patent number: 10970552
    Abstract: Image analysis includes obtaining, from an image signal processor, image processing information corresponding to a previously processed image, obtaining scene classification information for an input image based on the image processing information, generating a processed image by processing the input image based on the scene classification information, and outputting the processed image. The image processing information includes automatic white balance correction information and obtaining the scene classification information includes obtaining the scene classification information based on the automatic white balance correction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Sylvain Leroy, Adrien Cariou, Miguel Marques, Julien Caron, Bruno Faure, Stéphane Belardi
  • Patent number: 10965885
    Abstract: A clothes and accessories fitting method, a display system and a computer-readable recording medium thereof are provided, where the method is applicable to a display system having an image capturing device and a screen and includes the following steps. Images of a user wearing a first apparel appearing in front of the screen are continuously or intermittently captured by using the image capturing device. When a first image of the user in a particular pose is determined to be included in the images, the first image is shot by using the image capturing device. A foreground region and a background region in the first image are segmented, and the background region is processed to generate a processed background region. A first preview image is generated according to the foreground region and the processed background region and displayed on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Bo-Yi Wu, Hui-Chen Lin, Ge-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 10965877
    Abstract: An image generating method and an electronic apparatus are provided. The method includes: determining whether at least one object in a plurality of first images to be captured will generate a blur to generate a determination result; determining a first amount of at least one second image in the plurality of first images and a second amount of at least one third image in the plurality of first images according to the determination result, wherein a first setting for capturing the second image is different from a second setting for capturing the third image; capturing the second image according to the first setting; capturing the third image according to the second setting; using the first amount of the second image and the second amount of the third image to perform an image superposition operation to generate an output image; and outputting the output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Altek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Hong-Long Chou, Shih-Yuan Peng
  • Patent number: 10963722
    Abstract: An apparatus for recognizing a license plate of a vehicle, the apparatus having an interface for reading-in an image of a surrounding of an optical sensor, the image originating from the optical sensor picturing at least the vehicle having a detectable license plate. The apparatus further comprises a unit for analyzing the image using a convolutional neural network, the convolutional neural network having at least two separated symbol identification branches, each of the separated symbol identification branches being configured for identifying one of several symbols of the license plate and/or the convolutional neural network having a country identification branch being separated from the symbol identification branches, the country identification branch being configured for identifying the country having issued the license plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: JENOPTIK Traffic Solutions UK Ltd.
    Inventor: Violet Snell
  • Patent number: 10965902
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor; and a memory storing a program which, when executed by the processor, causes the information processing apparatus to: store a plurality of combinations of associated subject information and layout information in a storage unit, the subject information relating to a subject appearing on an image and the layout information indicating a layout in which the image is to be arranged; perform image analysis on a target image and obtain the subject information relating to the subject appearing on the target image according to a result of the image analysis; select layout information that corresponds to the obtained subject information in relation to the target image from the plurality of layout information stored in the storage unit, and arrange the target image according to the selected layout information, wherein the subject information includes a type of the subject appearing on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norio Sugita
  • Patent number: 10956759
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a capture device and a processor. The capture device may be configured to generate a plurality of video frames corresponding to an interior view of a vehicle. The processor may be configured to perform operations to detect objects in the video frames, detect occupants of the vehicle and seats of the vehicle based on the objects detected in the video frames, determine an age of the occupants based on characteristics of the occupants and select a reaction if the age of the occupant is below a threshold for the seat. The threshold may be based on a location of the seat within the vehicle. The characteristics may be determined by performing the operations on each of the occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ambarella International LP
    Inventors: Shimon Pertsel, Patrick Martin
  • Patent number: 10951826
    Abstract: A predetermined image correction process is automatically performed on an image, and information for identifying that the predetermined image correction process has been performed is displayed in a state that an image having undergone the predetermined image correction process is being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tom Wakana
  • Patent number: 10943094
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an extraction unit that extracts a feature from an image including a face, a first estimation unit that estimates a likelihood of the face with respect to each generation based on the feature, a storage unit that stores a plurality of samples, the plurality of samples each including a generation-specific combination of likelihoods and a correct age as a pair, a selection unit that selects a sample from the storage unit based on a combination of likelihoods estimated by the first estimation unit, and a second estimation unit that estimates an estimated age of the face and an error range thereof based on the sample selected by the selection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuji Kaneda, Takahisa Yamamoto, Hiroshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10936651
    Abstract: A matching machine accordingly accesses a query fingerprint that includes query sub-fingerprints that have been generated from query segments of a portion of query audio. After selecting reference sub-fingerprints for comparison to the query sub-fingerprints, the matching machine identifies a best-matching subset of the reference sub-fingerprints by evaluating total matches between the query sub-fingerprints and different subsets of the reference sub-fingerprints. The match machine then generates a count vector that stores the total counts mapped to respective offsets from a reference point in the reference sub-fingerprints. The matching machine determines a maximum count among the total counts and classifies the reference sub-fingerprints as a match with the query sub-fingerprints based on the maximum count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: GRACENOTE, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Coover, Jeffrey Scott, Konstantinos Antonios Dimitriou
  • Patent number: 10929961
    Abstract: An electronic device for image correction and a method therefore are provided. The electronic device includes a camera, a memory, a communication circuit, and at least one processor. The at least one processor is configured to obtain a raw image of an external object using the camera, determine whether correction of the raw image is necessary, when the correction of the raw image is determined not to be necessary, store an image corresponding to the raw image in the memory, and when the correction of the raw image is determined to be necessary, transmit the raw image to an external electronic device via the communication circuit so as to enable the external electronic device to generate a corrected image of the raw image, and store the corrected image in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungoh Kim, Youngjo Kim, Hyungju Chun, Jongbum Choi, Hajoong Park, Haedong Lee
  • Patent number: 10922546
    Abstract: Techniques for real-time location tagging are disclosed. A camera-enabled device presents an image of a physical space currently being captured by the camera-enabled device. Responsive to detecting user input while the image of the physical space is being captured by the camera-enabled device, the camera-enabled device tags a location in a plan of the physical space with information based at least in part on the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PLANGRID INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Denis Encz, Ronald Steven Martin, Arjun A Nayini
  • Patent number: 10922393
    Abstract: Systems and methods for iris authentication are disclosed. In one aspect, a deep neural network (DNN) with a triplet network architecture can be trained to learn an embedding (e.g., another DNN) that maps from the higher dimensional eye image space to a lower dimensional embedding space. The DNN can be trained with segmented iris images or images of the periocular region of the eye (including the eye and portions around the eye such as eyelids, eyebrows, eyelashes, and skin surrounding the eye). With the triplet network architecture, an embedding space representation (ESR) of a person's eye image can be closer to the ESRs of the person's other eye images than it is to the ESR of another person's eye image. In another aspect, to authenticate a user as an authorized user, an ESR of the user's eye image can be sufficiently close to an ESR of the authorized user's eye image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexey Spizhevoy, Adrian Kaehler, Gary Bradski
  • Patent number: 10917529
    Abstract: There is provided a control method for an image processing apparatus that generates a plurality of pieces of album data corresponding to a plurality of albums, the plurality of pieces of album data including a common page, which is a page common to all of the plurality of pieces of album data, and an individual page, which is a page not common to all of the plurality of pieces of album data. At least one image data group out of at least one image data group specified as a common image data group is controlled in such a way as not to be specified as an individual image data group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Yamada, Shinjiro Hori, Hiroyasu Kunieda, Mitsuru Uratani
  • Patent number: 10916013
    Abstract: There is provided a method for image segmentation and annotation. The method comprises: providing an image; reducing the image size and smoothing the image to perform low-pass filtering on the image; restoring the image size; performing pixel level clustering of the image; performing spatial clustering of the image; selecting one or more clusters corresponding to a region of interest, ROI, based on a predetermined image mask, wherein the predetermined image mask has a known location in relation to the ROI; defining the selected one or more clusters as a proposed ROI; and determining if the proposed ROI sufficiently corresponds to an actual ROI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Wallin, Sohini Roy Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 10915691
    Abstract: A semantic pattern extraction system can distill tremendous amounts of silicon wafer manufacturing data to generate a small set of simple sentences (semantic patterns) describing physical design geometries that may explain manufacturing defects. The system can analyze many SEM images for manufacturing defects in areas of interest on a wafer. A tagged continuous itemset is generated from the images, with items comprising physical design feature values corresponding to the areas of interest and tagged with the presence or absence of a manufacturing defect. Entropy-based discretization converts the continuous itemset into a discretized one. Frequent set mining identifies a set of candidate semantic patterns from the discretized itemset. Candidate semantic patterns are reduced using reduction techniques and are scored. A ranked list of final semantic patterns is presented to a user. The final semantic patterns can be used to improve a manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bikram Baidya, Vivek K. Singh, Allan Gu, Abde Ali Hunaid Kagalwalla, Saumyadip Mukhopadhyay, Kumara Sastry, Daniel L. Stahlke, Kritika Upreti
  • Patent number: 10902034
    Abstract: A method is provided for populating a map with a set of avatars through the use of a mobile technology platform associated with a user. The method (201) includes developing a set of facial characteristics (205), wherein each facial characteristic in the set is associated with one of a plurality of individuals that the user has encountered over a period of time while using the mobile technology platform; recording the locations (207) and times at which each of the plurality of individuals was encountered; forming a first database by associating the recorded times and locations at which each of the plurality of individuals was encountered with the individual's facial characteristics in the set; generating a set of avatars (309) from the set of facial characteristics; and using the first database to populate (319) a map (307) with the set of avatars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: John A. Fortkort
  • Patent number: 10902608
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods, systems, and computer program products for calculating a refined segmentation of an image which identifies a foreground of the image and a background of the image. Embodiments include creating a refined segmentation of an image by accessing an image that includes a foreground image and background information; creating a first segmentation of the image by applying an image subtraction algorithm; creating a second segmentation of the image by applying a semantic segmentation algorithm; creating an initialization segmentation by combining the first segmentation and the second segmentation; and creating a resulting refined segmentation by refining the initialization segmentation using at least one of statistical analysis or graphical methods. Statistical analysis includes applying a Gaussian mixture model and graphical methods include a graph cut global optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Alexandru Hagiopol
  • Patent number: 10891803
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described to enable the creation of user interfaces that may adapt to different environments and may be automatically created. User interfaces may be two-dimensional or three-dimensional and may be used in virtual reality or augmented reality applications. An interface creator may create or receive digital assets associated with a content item, define virtual planes and associated digital asset templates, associate the digital assets with the virtual planes, and enable display of the virtual planes with associated digital assets to a user for user interaction. Digital assets may be automatically edited to meet the specifications of the templates associated with the virtual planes. Virtual planes and templates may also be standardized and aggregated so that a completed user interface may be easily delivered and presented with other content items in a uniform manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: John Zankowski, Jesse Mullen, Matthew Luther, Michael Garzarelli, Thomas Loretan
  • Patent number: 10881370
    Abstract: A radiographic image capturing system is described. If a hardware processor determines that an image processor and an image analyzing unit are capable of sharing image data via an identical memory, the image processor stores image data in the memory and the image analyzing unit analyzes the image data with reference to the memory. If the hardware processor determines that the image processor and the image analyzing unit can send and receive the data via a wired network, the image processor transfers the data to the image analyzing unit, and the image analyzing unit analyzes the data. If the hardware processor determines that the image processor and the image analyzing unit can send and receive the data via a wireless network, the image processor compresses the data or decimates partial data and transfers the data to the image analyzing unit, and the image analyzing unit decompresses and analyzes the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kuwata, Hidetake Tezuka, Satoshi Komiya, Nobuyuki Miyake, Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Ichirou Hamamoto, Shintaro Muraoka, Kazuhiko Katsushima, Tomoyasu Yokoyama, Akira Hiroshige, Takanori Kakigi, Tomoya Ogawa, Tetsu Hosoki, Tomonori Gido, Makoto Sumi
  • Patent number: 10878283
    Abstract: A data generation apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a result determined by a determination unit, which uses an identification device trained using learning data, as to whether or not an object to be inspected includes a part to be detected based on an image of the object to be inspected; an evaluation unit configured to evaluate whether or not the determination result is correct; and a generation unit configured to generate, if the evaluation unit has evaluated that the determination result is not correct, new learning data by associating at least one of the image and a composite image generated based on the image with information in which the determination result is corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Kurita, Yuki Hanzawa
  • Patent number: 10878481
    Abstract: A machine is configured to determine fashion preferences of users and to provide item recommendations based on the fashion preferences. For example, the machine accesses an indication of a fashion style of a user. The fashion style is determined based on automatically captured data pertaining to the user. The machine identifies, based on the fashion style, one or more fashion items from an inventory of fashion items. The machine generates one or more selectable user interface elements for inclusion in a user interface. The one or more user interface elements correspond to the one or more fashion items. The machine causes generation and display of the user interface that includes the one or more selectable user interface elements. A selection of a selectable user interface element results in display of a combination of an image of a particular fashion item and an image of an item worn by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Di, Vignesh Jagadeesh, Robinson Piramuthu, Elizabeth Churchill, Anurag Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 10853433
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for generating a briefing, the method includes: determining a target news category of a user according to historical accessing data of the user; matching the target news category with a preset event map, to obtain a plurality of pieces of news related to the target news category; extracting a news abstract from each news, to obtain a plurality of news abstracts; selecting a part of news abstracts from the plurality of news abstracts, and generating the briefing based on the part of news abstracts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sijiao Chen, Yu Luo
  • Patent number: 10853401
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods and computer readable media for classification and tagging of textual data. An example method may include accessing a corpus comprising a plurality of documents, each document having one or more labels indicative of services offered by a merchant, generating a query based on extracted features and the documents, generating a precision score for at least a portion of the generated query and selecting a subset of the generated queries based on an assigned precision score satisfying a precision score threshold, the selected subset of the generated queries configured to provide an indication of one or more labels to be applied to machine readable text. A second example method, utilized for tagging machine readable text with unknown labels, may include assigning a label to textual portions of the machine readable text based on results of the application of the queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventor: Nick Pendar
  • Patent number: 10853829
    Abstract: An association method executed by a computer, the association method including obtaining a plurality of images captured by a plurality of cameras, acquiring at least one identifier of at least one radio terminal that is located near one of the plurality of cameras when at least one of the plurality of cameras captures one of the plurality of images, obtaining attributes corresponding to one or more person included in a group of images based on an analysis regarding the group of images, the group of images being included in the plurality of images and corresponding to a first identifier included in the at least one identifier, determining an attribute corresponding to the first identifier based on a result of the obtaining the attributes, and storing, into a storage device, the determined attribute in association with the first identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Shingo Kato
  • Patent number: 10846531
    Abstract: A method of automatically detecting anomaly from aerial images of an object of interest is provided. The method may include generating a data coding model corresponding to a category of assets by training a neural network with a training set of digital images depicting an asset in a state that is free from anomalies. The method may further include receiving a target digital image depicting a target asset, and reconstructing the target digital image using the data coding model to generate a decoded target digital image associated with the state that is free from anomalies. The data coding model may be self-supervised to learn to reconstruct itself to an anomaly-free state. The method may also include comparing the target digital image to the decoded target digital image to generate a difference map and, in response to a determination that the difference map depicts any anomaly, generating anomaly alert data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Yan Yang
  • Patent number: 10839663
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus (100) includes: an organism recognizing unit (12) recognizing an organism in an outside world; a harmfulness level detecting unit (14) detecting a harmfulness level of the organism recognized by the organism recognizing unit (12); an emotion generating unit (15) generating an emotion that a device (1) is assumed to have in accordance with the harmfulness level detected by the harmfulness level detecting unit (14); and an emotion output unit (16) outputting the emotion produced by the emotion generating unit (15) in a mode recognizable by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Haneda, Makoto Yamamura, Takamasa Udagawa, Satoshi Onodera, Ryuichi Kimata
  • Patent number: 10839133
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a circuit similarity metric for semiconductor testsite coverage. One or more unique values for each of a set of measures for each circuit layout of a plurality of circuit layouts are identified and a pairwise comparison across the set of measures is conducted for a selected pair of the plurality of circuit layouts to derive a similarity score for the selected pair of circuit layouts. The similarity score is incremented for the selected pair in response to the selected pair of circuit layouts sharing a same unique value and the similarity score is decremented for the selected pair in response to one circuit layout of the selected pair of circuit layouts having a unique value that the other circuit layout of the selected pair does not contain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rasit Onur Topaloglu, Dureseti Chidambarrao, Werner A. Rausch, Leon Stok
  • Patent number: 10832075
    Abstract: An object recognition ingestion system is presented. The object ingestion system captures image data of objects, possibly in an uncontrolled setting. The image data is analyzed to determine if one or more a priori know canonical shape objects match the object represented in the image data. The canonical shape object also includes one or more reference PoVs indicating perspectives from which to analyze objects having the corresponding shape. An object ingestion engine combines the canonical shape object along with the image data to create a model of the object. The engine generates a desirable set of model PoVs from the reference PoVs, and then generates recognition descriptors from each of the model PoVs. The descriptors, image data, model PoVs, or other contextually relevant information are combined into key frame bundles having sufficient information to allow other computing devices to recognize the object at a later time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventors: Kamil Wnuk, David McKinnon, Jeremi Sudol, Bing Song, Matheen Siddiqui