Image Storage Or Retrieval Patents (Class 382/305)
  • Patent number: 10319015
    Abstract: A display method including: performing (S10) a service application that is an application for at lease one of services of a specific event, using an information terminal; obtaining (S11) a plurality of event information items by the information terminal through visible light communication with a display that displays the event information items, the information terminal being held toward a screen of the display; and displaying (S12), when the event information items obtained in the obtaining (S11) include related information, the related information on a display unit of the information terminal, the related information being information related to contents of the at least one of the services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Kento Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10311288
    Abstract: Aspects of the current disclosure include systems and methods for identifying a person in a query image by comparing the query image with digital images in a face database. In embodiments, a query feature vector may be extracted from the query image and a set of candidate feature vectors may be extracted from a set of images in the face database. In embodiments, the distances between the query feature vector and the candidate feature vectors are calculated. A feature vector, which includes a set of shortest distances among the calculated distances and a distribution of the set of shortest distances, may be generated. In embodiments, the feature vector is input to a trained decision tree to determine whether the person in the query image is the same person associated with one of the set of shortest distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Stripe, Inc.
    Inventors: Pranav Dandekar, Ashish Goel, Peter Lofgren, Matthew Fisher
  • Patent number: 10303756
    Abstract: This invention relates to creating a narrative description of media content. In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method describes content of a group of images. The group of images includes a first image and a second image. A first object in the first image is recognized to determine a first content data. A second object in the second image is recognized to determine a second content data. Finally, a narrative description of the group of images is determined according to a parameterized template and the first and second content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Hyduke Noshadi
  • Patent number: 10306692
    Abstract: It is disclosed a MPTCP capable system for reducing disconnection time for a MPTCP capable UE (702), when it is leaving a coverage area of a second radio access type, when the second RAT typically has priority over the first RAT. This disclosure further comprises a controller of the second RAT (706), a MPTCP capable network proxy node(708), as well as a MPTCP network system therefore. In addition, methods and computer program in the respective arrangement are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Oscar Zee, Michael Eriksson, Jari Vikberg
  • Patent number: 10296539
    Abstract: There are provided an image extraction system, an image extraction method, and an image extraction program for extracting images valuable to a user and a recording medium storing the program. An image set including three or more images is classified into a plurality of clusters, and an annotation indicating a subject or a scene of each image is acquired from a plurality of images included in each cluster. Image co-occurrence probabilities in a plurality of images are calculated from the acquired annotations, and an image with an image co-occurrence probability equal to or less than a threshold value is extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Takuya Tsutaoka
  • Patent number: 10296997
    Abstract: The present application discloses an image-based information acquisition method and apparatus. The information acquisition method comprises: acquiring a first image; determining a second image matching the first image from a preset image library; presenting first information related to a commercial item if the second image is associated with commercial item information; and presenting second information related to a video if the second image is associated with video information. The information acquisition method of the present application can directly use images as references for acquiring information, thereby implementing the objective of improving information acquisition efficiency and accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Liu, Hao Li, Guoyi Liu
  • Patent number: 10290096
    Abstract: A diagnosis support apparatus provides information for supporting medical diagnosis. The diagnosis support apparatus includes: a selection unit configured to select reference information as a clue for medical diagnosis from reference information candidates generated by using medical information; an obtaining unit configured to obtain an image feature corresponding to the reference information from a medical image; a specifying unit configured to specify a partial region of the medical image based on the reference information and the image feature; and a display control unit configured to control display of the medical image based on the selected reference information and the partial region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masami Kawagishi, Koji Sakai
  • Patent number: 10277714
    Abstract: An online system predicts household features of a user, e.g., household size and demographic composition, based on image data of the user, e.g., profile photos, photos posted by the user and photos posted by other users socially connected with the user, and textual data in the user's profile that suggests relationships among individuals shown in the image data of the user. The online system applies one or more models trained using deep learning techniques to generate the predictions. For example, a trained image analysis model identifies each individual depicted in the photos of the user; a trained text analysis model derive household member relationship information from the user's profile data and tags associated with the photos. The online system uses the predictions to build more information about the user and his/her household in the online system, and provide improved and targeted content delivery to the user and the user's household.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: William Bullock, Liang Xu, Li Zhou
  • Patent number: 10268912
    Abstract: Methods and systems of identification of objects in query images are disclosed. Keypoints in the query images are identified corresponding to objects to be identified. Visual words are identified in a dictionary of visual words for the identified keypoints. A set of hits is identified corresponding to reference images comprising the identified keypoints. Reference images corresponding to the identified set of hits are ranked using clustering of matches in a limited pose space. The limited pose space comprises a one-dimensional table corresponding to the rotation between the object to be identified with respect to the reference image. A first subset of M reference images that obtained a rank above a predetermined threshold is then selected. Offline, hybrid and combined offline and hybrid systems for performing the proposed methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CATCHOOM TECHNOLOGIES, S.L.
    Inventors: Tomasz Adamek, David Marimon, Luis Martinell Andreu
  • Patent number: 10228832
    Abstract: A method is provided to edit a display screen of a zooming user interface system; the method includes receiving a user request to transform a set of display elements that are displayed on a display screen encompassed by a frame; in response to the user request an information structured is produced in a non-transitory storage device that indicates each display element of the set of display elements that is displayed on the display screen encompassed by the frame; each display element indicated by the information structure is transformed according to the user request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Prezi, Inc.
    Inventors: Péter Németh, Bálint Bulcsú Gábor, Ádám Somlai-Fisher, David Udvardy, David Gauquelin, László Laufer, Ákos Tóth-Máté, Lior Paz, Zsuzsa Weiner, Péter Vajda, Peter Halacsy
  • Patent number: 10223727
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is item recommender that uses a model trained using a combination of at least visual item similarity training data and social activity training data. The model may be used, for example, to identify a set of recommended products having similar visual features as a given product. The set of recommended products may be presented to the user along with the given product. The model may be continuously updated using feedback from users to identify the features considered to be important to the users relative to other features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Jen-Hao Hsiao, Nan Liu, Jia Li
  • Patent number: 10210222
    Abstract: A system and method for providing at least one search result responsive to receiving a search query comprising at least one search query term, includes receiving the search query; locating at least one record containing at least one search query term; displaying a text representation of each of the records containing at least one search query term; and displaying a representation of an object in relation with the text representation for each record that includes an object comprising at least one predetermined attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Mattias Larsson, Jan Olof Gelin, Ian Douglas Hegerty
  • Patent number: 10187319
    Abstract: A method of determining one or more sources for delivery of content corresponding to a website is disclosed. Content from a plurality of initial sources is received through an interface. The content comprises content of a plurality of webpages of a website. Performance of the plurality of initial sources in delivering the content is evaluated. At least some of the content is copied to an alternative source. The content from the alternative source is received through the interface. Performance of the alternative source in delivering the content is evaluated. A determination of whether the alternative source should replace at least some of the plurality of initial sources as a source for delivering content of the website is made. The determination is based at least in part on the evaluated performances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Instart Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Karan Kumar, Sourabh Jain, Hariharan Kolam
  • Patent number: 10176266
    Abstract: A computer system extracts contender values as positively associated with a pre-defined value from a compilation of one or more electronically stored semi-structured document(s) and/or one or more electronically stored unstructured document(s). The computer system performs a multi-dimensional analysis to narrow the universe of contender values from all words on a page of the compilation to the contender value(s) with the highest likelihood of being associated with the pre-defined value. The system's platform allows every user of the system to customize the system according to the user's needs. Various aspects can enable users to mine document stores for information that can be charted, graphed, studied, and compared to help make better decisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ephesoft Inc.
    Inventor: Ilker Kavas
  • Patent number: 10176338
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for processing documents containing restricted information. One aspect concerns storing documents in a distributed but secure manner, for example using keysets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com
    Inventors: Brad A. Stronger, Arijit Sengupta
  • Patent number: 10171688
    Abstract: An image scanning apparatus, a control method of an image scanning apparatus connectable to a management server, a management server and control method thereof are provided. The control method includes scanning a manuscript to generate a scanned image, generating page information for the generated scanned image, adding the generated page information to the generated scanned image, and transmitting the page information-added scanned image to the management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HP PRINTING KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young-dae Jang
  • Patent number: 10169702
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method, an electronic device, and a user interface for searching a plurality of relevant via active searching. At first, a query image having a first subject and a second subject may be obtained from stored images. Next, a query concept based on content information of the query image may be learned by sampling first sample images from the stored images according to content information of the query image for relevance feedback. Then, the query concept is refined based on context information of the first selected images among the first sample images. Based on the refined query concept, relevant images among the stored images may be searched according to the query concept and grouped into a collection album.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Edward Chang
  • Patent number: 10165224
    Abstract: A communication collaboration system may include a memory storing machine readable instructions to receive a first signal representing a first mode of communication for a user. The communication collaboration system may further include machine readable instructions to seamlessly escalate the first signal to a second signal representing a second mode of communication for the user. The second mode of communication may be different from the first mode of communication. The communication collaboration system may further include a processor to implement the machine readable instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael A. Holzman, Charles Nebolsky, Jon Walheim, Steven W. Diamond, Frank O. Redey, Larry M. Socher, Christopher J. Pierce
  • Patent number: 10152250
    Abstract: Replication techniques may include creating a first file pool on a first site where storage for the first pool is provisioned from a first storage device group configured as a first consistency group; creating a second file pool on a second site where storage for the second file pool is provisioned from a second storage device group configured as a second consistency group; creating a first file system and its first snapshot in the first file pool of the first site, where creating the first file system and its first snapshot include performing first modifications to the first file pool; applying the first modifications to the first consistency group; and replicating the first modifications on the second file pool. Replicating may include applying the first modifications to the second consistency group to replicate the first file system and its first snapshot on the second site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Tianfang Xiong, Yuanyang Wu, Yifeng Lu, Minghui Zhang, Hongru Xu
  • Patent number: 10134138
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the embodiments, a search region is set for a recognition target image, cut regions are set at a plurality of positions in the search region, images respectively corresponding to the plurality of set cut regions are extracted, each of the extracted images is compared with dictionary data to detect candidate character information and position information about the cut region that corresponds to the candidate character. Then, the candidate character information that has the highest evaluation value in the detected candidate character information is output as a recognition result, and based on the position information about the cut region corresponding to the recognition result, a search region for a next character is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mitsuo Kimura
  • Patent number: 10133915
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, one or more images associated with a primary user are received. The image(s) may comprise single images, a series of related images, or video frames. In each image, one or more faces are detected and/or tracked. For each face, a set of one or more candidates are selected who may be identified with the face. A candidate score is calculated for each candidate based on a computed measure of affinity of the primary user for a particular candidate, a facial recognition score comparing the candidate to the face, and a geographic proximity of the candidate to the primary user at a time when the one or more images were created. A winning candidate is selected based on the candidate scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: David Harry Garcia, Luke St. Clair, Jenny Yuen
  • Patent number: 10126923
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for human-computer interaction (HCI). The method includes: establishing an event set; establishing and referencing one or more events in the event set; establishing and referencing an event to represent the observer in the event set; establishing a representation manifold as an indefinite metric Riemann manifold; representing the events on the representation manifold in such a way that the logical relations between events are coordinate independent and geometrically encoded as causal relations; establishing an input manifold to represent user input; and establishing an output manifold that maps between the representation manifold and a physical output device. Further, based on user input, select any one or more steps from: manipulating the observer event, adjusting manifold metrics, changing mappings, adjusting mapping parameters, and applying mappings. The above steps are repeated when the user input changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Flow Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Willem Morkel Van Der Westhuizen, Frederik George Scholtz, Jan Pool
  • Patent number: 10127668
    Abstract: There is provided a system including a memory and a processor configured to receive a first image depicting a first object and a second image depicting a second object, divide the first image into a first plurality of patches and the second image into a second plurality of patches, extract plurality of feature vectors from each of the first plurality of patches and a second plurality of feature vectors from the second plurality of patches, determine dissimilarities based on a plurality of patch metrics, each patch dissimilarity measure being a dissimilarity between corresponding patches of the first plurality of patches and the second plurality of patches, compute an image dissimilarity between the first image and the second image based on an aggregate of the plurality of patch dissimilarity measures, evaluate the image dissimilarity to determine a probability of whether the first object and the second object are the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Slawomir W. Bak, George Peter Carr
  • Patent number: 10121253
    Abstract: Provided is a method of modeling a target object, that may obtain depth information from an image in which the target object is represented in a form of particles, obtain distance information between adjacent particles in the image, and detect a silhouette of the target object based on the depth information and the distance information between the adjacent particles in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwiryong Jung, Nahyup Kang, Jiyeon Kim, Hyong Euk Lee
  • Patent number: 10121516
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a device includes an instruction unit which records in a recording medium, event-related data of when an event is detected and monitoring data of when the event occurs, and a display data output unit which outputs from the recording medium and plays as display data, the event-related data and a part of the monitoring data corresponding to the event-related data. If there is a specification input to the displayed event-related data, the monitoring data corresponding to the event-related data is played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Reiko Kawachi, Hidehito Izawa, Kunio Honsawa, Hiroyuki Nomoto
  • Patent number: 10115033
    Abstract: A method for creating navigable views includes receiving digital images, computing a set of feature points for each of the digital images, selecting one of the digital images as a reference image, identifying a salient region of interest in the reference image, identifying other digital images containing a region of interest similar to the salient region of interest in the reference image using the set of feature points computed for each of other digital images, designating a reference location for the salient region of interest in the reference image, aligning the other digital images to the image that contains the designated reference location, ordering the image that contains the designated reference location and the other digital images, and generating a navigable view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander C. Loui, Joseph A. Manico
  • Patent number: 10095924
    Abstract: A computer-assisted method includes: accessing information encoding a high-resolution image of an identification document, the high-resolution image captured from a camera of a mobile computing device; extracting personally identifiable information (PII) printed on more than one locations on the front of the identification document; correlating the PII to determine a first authentication factor; inspecting the high-resolution image to detect at least one fine-print feature from a substrate of the identification document, the at least one fine-print feature not detectable by naked eyes alone and without a visual aid; in response to (i) determining a match for the PII and (ii) determining that at least one fine-print feature is present, correlating the PII with information content from the at least one fine-print feature; and in response to determining that the PII are correlated with information content from the at least one fine-print feature that the identification document as authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MorphoTrust USA, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Miu, Ashley S. R. Tiguy, Daniel Poder, Yecheng Wu
  • Patent number: 10096142
    Abstract: Map data for generating a digital map of a geographic area is received, the digital map is generated using the received map data, and the digital map is displayed via a user interface. An interactive runway of photographic images corresponding to objects located within the geographic area is generated, the runway being a linear arrangement of the photographic images. Generating the runway includes rating each of the candidate photographic images corresponding to objects located within the within the geographic area using viewing signals related to at least one of the photographic image or an object depicted in the photographic image, and selecting, from among the candidate photographic images, the photographic images for inclusion in the interactive runway, using the rating. The interactive runway is displayed over the digital map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Ofstad, Willem Van Lancker, Matthew Robert Simpson, Bernhard A. M. Seefeld
  • Patent number: 10073859
    Abstract: A Mixed Media Reality (MMR) system and associated techniques are disclosed. The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a media document that includes media of at least two types (e.g., printed paper as a first medium and digital content and/or web link as a second medium). The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a media document that includes media of at least two types, such as printed paper as a first medium and a digital photograph, digital movie, digital audio file, or web link as a second medium. Furthermore, the MMR system facilitates business methods that take advantage of the combination of a portable electronic device, such as a cellular camera phone, and a paper document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Hull, Berna Erol, Jamey Graham, Peter E. Hart, Dar-Shyang Lee, Kurt Piersol
  • Patent number: 10049124
    Abstract: An apparatus for tracking a location of a wireless terminal based on an image is provided. The apparatus includes an image matching database to store images classified by regions, and a matcher to receive a query image captured by a camera module of the wireless terminal and image matching data that contains region information about where the query image is captured, to search the image matching database for a matching image that corresponds to the image matching data, to determine if the query image matches the matching image, and to send the wireless terminal location information that corresponds to the matching information if the query image matches the matching image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Hwan Son, Jun-Ho Lee, Kyu-Sung Cho, Sung-Hwan Baek, Jin-He Jung
  • Patent number: 10025857
    Abstract: A slideshow builder for dynamically building a slideshow to be presented on a client device including a database for storing topics and a collection of slides, each slide being associated to one of said topics, a search engine adapted to communicate with the client device, in order to receive a search query therefrom, the search query containing a search criterion including one of said topics, the search engine being in communication with the database in order to extract a set of one or more slide among the collection of slides, which match the search criterion, and to build, based on the extracted set, a slideshow to be presented on the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Joel Chetzroni
  • Patent number: 10025457
    Abstract: Techniques for display a file folder are described herein. In one example, a system includes a processor to detect a transmission of one or more files from a file folder to a service and calculate a popularity value for each of the one or more files based on detected feedback from the service. The processor can also display the file with the highest popularity value as an icon for the file folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Boaz Mizrachi, Lisa S DeLuca
  • Patent number: 10026005
    Abstract: Provided is a color scheme evaluation apparatus including a color range storage unit and a color scheme evaluation unit. The color range storage unit configured to store information about a color range of a color scheme for an evaluation target object constituting an evaluation target screen. The color scheme evaluation unit configured to create an evaluation criterion usable for evaluating a color scheme for the evaluation target object, by interpreting a relationship of a group into which the evaluation target object is classified, on the basis of evaluation target object information including information about the color scheme for the evaluation target object and information about the group, and group relationship information including the relationship about the group, and to evaluate the color scheme for the evaluation target object on the basis of the evaluation criterion by referring to the information about the color range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Naomi Yano
  • Patent number: 10013271
    Abstract: In a management system, an acquisition unit acquires information regarding adjustment of an amount of resources to be used for a first processing system according to an instruction for switching a processing system that processes a request transmitted from a predetermined network system. An adjustment instruction unit issues an instruction for increasing the number of virtual machines in a second processing system as an adjustment instruction to adjust an amount of resources in the second processing system based on this acquired information. The processing system that processes the request transmitted from the predetermined network system is switched according to this adjustment instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazunori Kato
  • Patent number: 10015232
    Abstract: A plurality of web requests for images are received from a web client via corresponding web request channels. A response to a first one of the web requests is suppressed until a first generated image is received by the web server. The first web request is associated to the first generated image, which is then transmitted to the web client as a response to the first web request via the corresponding web request channels. A second received generated image is transmitted to the web client via a control channel based on a detection of a triggering event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Clark
  • Patent number: 10007840
    Abstract: The method includes a dictionary including a target collection defined by images that are known with a defined level of certainty to include a subject and an imposter collection defined by images of individuals other than the subject. In the method, images of an area are captured over a period of time. In respect of each image: a matching calculation is carried out, based upon a comparison of the image captured with the images in the dictionary to result in a measure of confidence that the subject is in the area; and an inference determination is made to replace one of the target collection images with a further image that is known with the defined level of certainty, the determination being a function of the measure of confidence resultant from the captured image, the measure resultant from one or more previously captured images and the associated capture times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (International) Inc.
    Inventors: Azhar Quddus, Xiaoming Nan, Naimul Khan, Ling Guan
  • Patent number: 10003598
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for a model framework and system for cyber security services. The present invention is configured to determine one or more access paths to the internal computing device from an external computing device; determine one or more controls associated with each access path; determine one or more types of access that may be made via one or more of the access paths by the external computing device to access the internal computing device; determine whether the one or more controls associated with the at least one of the one or more access paths is capable of detecting the access; determine one or more tools configured to regulate the one or more controls; and incorporate the one or more tools within the network to regulate the one or more controls to detect and monitor the access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: John Howard Kling, Mark Earl Brubaker, Cora Yan Quon, Rachel Yun Kim Bierner, Armen Moloian, Ronald James Kuhlmeier
  • Patent number: 9996556
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving an image. The image includes one or more objects and one or more text portions. The computer-implemented method further includes identifying the one or more objects. The computer-implemented method further includes, for each of the one or more objects identified, extracting an object tag. The computer-implemented method further includes, for each of the one or more text portions, extracting a text tag. The computer-implemented method further includes, for each text tag, determining whether the text tag describes any of the one or more objects based on the object tag extracted from each object to yield a determination. The computer-implemented method further includes, responsive to the determination: performing an image process to that of the one or more objects, and performing a text process to that of the one or more text portions. A corresponding computer program product and computer system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Shioya, Masami Tada, Shoichiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9996537
    Abstract: A clustering module in communication with a processor and a memory may be configured to receive a dataset comprising a plurality of media elements each comprising metadata and organize the plurality of media elements into a plurality of clusters based on the metadata, the plurality of clusters being organized into a clustering tree. A narrative module in communication with the processor and the memory may be configured to create a narrative comprising a plurality of the media elements arranged into a narrative sequence, the narrative sequence being structured according to the clustering tree and for a predetermined duration, thereby transforming media elements into a narrative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: StoryMatik Software, S.A.
    Inventors: Manuel Ricardo Fonseca E Costa, Leonel Filipe Luis Duarte, Filipe Manuel De Vasconcelos Carvalho Da Costa
  • Patent number: 9996873
    Abstract: An e-commerce method involves on-line viewing of a first article through a linking node for virtual merging on another structure. A particular application of the invention is directed to on-line apparel shopping involving a color matching scheme using color codes provided with images to be merged. For example, on-line viewing of one article, such as clothing, on another structure, includes creating an item from image-data corresponding to a colored article selected by an on-line viewer from an on-line viewer site with an image of a colored structure selected by the on-line viewer, and indicating whether the colored article and the colored structure satisfy a color-matching criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: TAMIRAS PER PTE. LTD., LLC
    Inventors: Robert Giannini, Robert J. Crawford
  • Patent number: 9984100
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving an image. The image includes one or more objects and one or more text portions. The computer-implemented method further includes identifying the one or more objects. The computer-implemented method further includes, for each of the one or more objects identified, extracting an object tag. The computer-implemented method further includes, for each of the one or more text portions, extracting a text tag. The computer-implemented method further includes, for each text tag, determining whether the text tag describes any of the one or more objects based on the object tag extracted from each object to yield a determination. The computer-implemented method further includes, responsive to the determination: performing an image process to that of the one or more objects, and performing a text process to that of the one or more text portions. A corresponding computer program product and computer system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Shioya, Masami Tada, Shoichiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9977574
    Abstract: Techniques for recording and replay of a live conference while still attending the live conference are described. A conferencing system includes a user interface generator, a live conference processing module, and a replay processing module. The user interface generator is configured to generate a user interface that includes a replay control panel and one or more output panels. The live conference processing module is configured to extract information included in received conferencing data that is associated with one or more conferencing modalities, and to display the information in the one or more output panels in a live manner (e.g., as a live conference). The replay processing module is configured to enable information associated with the one or more conferencing modalities corresponding to a time of the conference session prior to live to be presented at a desired rate, possibly different from the real-time rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kori Inkpen Quinn, Rajesh Hegde, Zhengyou Zhang, John Tang, Sasa Junuzovic, Christopher Brooks
  • Patent number: 9978001
    Abstract: Techniques for separating shareable images from non-shareable images. In various implementations, image metadata and feature analysis may be used to evaluate the “shareability” of a photograph associated with a particular user. In some implementations, single photos may be determined to be shareable. In another implementation, an event associated with multiple photos may be determined to be shareable. In some implementations, a photo may be determined to be shareable with a single recipient. In another implementation, a photo may be determined to be shareable with multiple recipients. In yet another implementation, these techniques may be assisted by supervised machine learning. In still yet another implementation, photos determined to be shareable may be suggested to a user for sharing, or automatically shared, per an opt-in feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Emil Arfvidsson, Andrew Gerrit Adriaan Huibers, Kevin Nuesa Gabayan, Seth Taylor Raphael
  • Patent number: 9971790
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating descriptive text for images. In one aspect, a method includes identifying a set of seed descriptors for an image in a document that is hosted on a website. For each seed descriptor, structure information is generated that specifies a structure of the document with respect to the image and the seed descriptor. One or more templates are generated for each seed descriptor using the structure information for the seed descriptor. Each template can include image location information, document structure information, image feature information, and a generative rule that generates descriptive text for other images in other documents. Descriptive text for other images is generated using the templates and the other documents. The descriptive text is associated with the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yonghui Wu, Michael E. Flaster, Randall G. Keller, Paul Haahr
  • Patent number: 9942457
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus to communicate with an external apparatus over a network and mount a first storage and/or a second storage includes a receiving unit, a mounting unit, and a control unit. The receiving unit can receive a first mount command to mount the first storage and a second mount command to mount the second storage. The control unit instructs the mounting unit to mount the first storage and/or the second storage. If a mount command received is a first mount command, the control unit instructs the mounting unit to mount the first storage by a first access protocol for accessing the first storage. If the mount command received is a second mount command, the control unit instructs the mounting unit to mount the second storage by a second access protocol which is an access protocol for accessing the second storage and is different from the first access protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 9931903
    Abstract: A connecting arrangement for a stabilizer of a vehicle, with at least one lever that extends transversely to a longitudinal direction. The lever has a bearing eye provided with a non-circular inner circumferential contour. A torsion-bar spring with a rotation axis extends in the longitudinal direction. The torsion-bar spring has an outer circumferential contour, at least at one end, that matches the inner circumferential contour of the bearing eye and which fits into the bearing eye. The wall of the bearing eye is cut through by at least one slit extending in the longitudinal direction, by which two opposite wall sections of the wall are separated from one another. The two wall sections are pressed against the non-circular outer circumferential contour of the torsion-bar spring by at least one releasable clamping element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Jens Eismann, Wolfgang Ratermann, Friedhelm Langhorst
  • Patent number: 9921779
    Abstract: A memory apparatus, includes: a memory including memory regions; a table storing a memory address and a number of reading times of data; a first buffer storing first data from another memory apparatus and a first memory address of the first data; a second buffer storing second data to the another memory apparatus and a second memory address of the second data; and a controller configured to store, when a first number of reading times being minimum in the table is smaller than a second number of reading times of the first data, the first data and the first memory address into the first buffer and outputs third data in a memory region of the first number and a third memory address of the third data to the another memory apparatus via the second buffer, and rewrites the third data and memory address with the first data and memory address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Goto, Osamu Ishibashi, Sadao Miyazaki, Jin Abe, Masaru Itoh
  • Patent number: 9921074
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for creating a route are disclosed. In embodiments, the method comprises identifying a start location and a destination for a user; identifying defined needs of the user; obtaining satellite imagery of a specified area between the start location and the destination. The satellite imagery is analyzed to identify defined local features affecting the defined needs of the user in the specified area; and a route is selected for the user, from the start location to the destination, based on the defined local features in the specified area. In embodiments, selecting the route includes identifying a plurality of candidate routes from the start location to the destination; generating a score for each of the candidate routes using the defined local features, and selecting one of the candidate routes based on the generated scores for the candidate routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fabrizio Nascimento Caldas, Argemiro José de Lima, Joaquim Siqueira de Mattos, Leonardo José da Costa Gonzales, Guilherme Segantin Viteri
  • Patent number: 9904969
    Abstract: The invention provides, in some aspects, a system for rendering images, the system having one or more client digital data processors and a server digital data processor in communications coupling with the one or more client digital data processors, the server digital data processor having one or more graphics processing units. The system additionally comprises a render server module executing on the server digital data processor and in communications coupling with the graphics processing units, where the render server module issues a command in response to a request from a first client digital data processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: PME IP PTY LTD
    Inventors: Malte Westerhoff, Detlev Stalling
  • Patent number: 9875258
    Abstract: Approaches include using a machine learning-based approach to generating search strings and refinements based on a specific item represented in an image. For example, a classifier that is trained on descriptions of images can be provided. An image that includes a representation of an item of interest is obtained. The image is analyzed using the classifier algorithm to determine a first term representing a visual characteristic of the image. Then, the image is analyzed again to determine a second term representing another visual characteristic of the image based at least in part on the first term. Additional terms can be determined to generate a description of the image, including characteristics of the item of interest. Based on the determined characteristics of the item of interest, a search query and one or more refinements can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Hsiao, Douglas Ryan Gray