Image Storage Or Retrieval Patents (Class 382/305)
  • Patent number: 10810691
    Abstract: A user interface facility is described. The facility receives an indication that a trip is to be planned for one or more travelers including a first user. In response to receiving this indication, the facility causes to be displayed to the first user a multiplicity of pictorial representations, each of the displayed pictorial representations conveying one or more travel interests. For each of a plurality of pictorial representations among the displayed pictorial representations, the y: receives user input selecting the displayed pictorial representation; and, in response to receiving the user input, causes redisplay of the displayed pictorial representation in a manner that visually reflects that it has been selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Brandon Arthur Reed
  • Patent number: 10810403
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes supplying to a client device prompts for a first individual to specify matching criteria for a potential introduction to a second individual. The matching criteria includes a filter to sort a pool of individuals by a facial feature categorized by a facial recognition module. Matching criteria from the client device are collected. Matches between the first individual and a pool of individuals are generated based upon the matching criteria. The matches are supplied to the client device. A match acceptance by the first individual of the second individual is collected. Attributes of the second individual are verified to selectively establish a verified status. Network communication between the first individual and the second individual are enabled in response to the verified status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AMI Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Sergey Frolovichev
  • Patent number: 10796197
    Abstract: A proposed invention relates to the field of information technologies and can be used in information technologies, which relates to computer vision, for comparison and search of similar images and their fragments by the content in large databases/pictures banks. The claimed method for completely automatic detection of similar images and images fragments in large data storages or data banks comprising image content processing, stages of construction to represent numerical vector image content. Each image is processed in the data store to determine the content that is treated as geometric shapes, and numerical vector representing the image built based on the geometric parameters of defined geometric shapes. A numeric vector which consists of geometric parameters of image figures, measured at original size of geometric shape, and after normalization, is the vector that defines the image with accuracy and uniqueness, and which allows comparison and detection of similar images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Mykola Petrovych Chaplahin
  • Patent number: 10798152
    Abstract: A method may include identifying a first set of objects that are part of a document, the document created by an application, and the first set of objects placed in the document by a first user; based on the first set of objects, determining an intent of the first user for the document; automatically adding, by the application, a second set of objects to the document according to the intent; and configuring permissions of the document to allow collaborative editing within the application between the first user and a second user to add a third set of objects to the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Fraedrich Estes, Raymond R. Ringhiser, Keith Douglas Senzel, Jered D Aasheim, David B Appel, Peter E Loforte, Pranish Atul Kumar
  • Patent number: 10798341
    Abstract: A user interface of a video conference system includes a bi-axial display of highlight information corresponding to highlights designated by participants in a video conference. The biaxial display shows highlights organized in timeline fashion within a panel arranged alongside a display of conference participants, and indications of those highlights within a timeline associated with the display of conference participants. The highlights organized in timeline fashion within the panel may include spaces for comments by the conference participants. Moreover, the panel may be configurable to display either the spaces for comments by the conference participants or an annotated transcript of the video conference, the transcript being annotated with indicators of instances of the highlights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Blue Jeans Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaileshchandra Hegde, Kashif Shamaz, David G. Skuratowicz, Selina Hu
  • Patent number: 10796794
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling automatic deletion of medical images in a universal viewer system that shares the medical images between a cloud server and a plurality of healthcare facilities connected to the cloud server. The method is executed by the cloud server and includes: receiving, from a user at one of the healthcare facilities, an automatic deletion request that comprises a target deletion period and a deletion start time; determining, after the deletion start time has elapsed, a target medical image based on the target deletion period; retrieving an access history of the target medical image; terminating, in response to determining based on the access history that the target medical image is accessed by a plurality of users, the automatic deletion request without deleting the target medical image; storing in a memory a result of the automatic deletion request; and causing the result of the deletion request to be displayed on a display of at least one of the healthcare facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Takayuki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10788973
    Abstract: An electronic picture frame and an image display method thereof are provided. In the electronic picture frame, a plurality of images are arranged and displayed on one side of a screen, and among the plurality of images, an image at a particular position is enlarged and displayed. Alternatively, a screen is divided into a plurality of sub-screens, so images stored in each of a plurality of storage areas can be displayed on a respective sub-screen. Accordingly, the images stored in the plurality of storage areas can be displayed on the electronic picture frame in diverse forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Soo-hyun Jho
  • Patent number: 10775968
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing an artificial intelligence-powered smart gallery are provided. The smart gallery can be a software application that includes an ensemble of visual content-related features for end users. These features can include, but are not limited to, a set of user interactions to be performed on visual media or other content items, recommendations on and for a user's content items, analytical evaluations of a user's content items, as well as intelligent selection and optimization functions to enhance the performance of at least one of the user's content items. The presently disclosed systems can be integrated directly with an image management service or photo gallery that is part of a mobile operating system or other non-mobile software applications residing on a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ADHARK, INC.
    Inventors: Jehan Hamedi, Zachary Halloran
  • Patent number: 10776610
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for monitoring facial presentation of a first user to a second user. The system may include at least one image capturing device configured for capturing at least one image of the first user. Further, the system may include a communication device communicatively coupled to the at least one image capturing device. Further, the system may include a processing device communicatively coupled to the communication device. The communication device may be configured for transmitting the at least one image to a processing device. The processing device may be configured for analyzing the at least one image. The processing device may be configured for identifying a face of the first user based on the analyzing. Further, the processing device may be configured for generating facial presentation data based on the identifying. Further, the system may include a storage device configured for storing the facial presentation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: RUTH ELLEN CASHION LLC
    Inventor: Steven Mark Hayden
  • Patent number: 10769200
    Abstract: A user can capture an image of a text object of interest and have that image submitted for processing. The image can be pre-processed to improve quality and then submitted to an optical character recognition process to identify the words, characters, or strings in the image. At least some of these results can be submitted as a query to a search engine to obtain potential matches. In order to improve the accuracy of the results, information such as the titles for the results can be compared against each recognized word, character, or string from the image, including the ordering of those elements. An updated relevancy score can then be generated based on the full, ordered set. The recognized text is also analyzed to attempt to recognize model numbers or other identifiers that can be weighted more heavily as being indicative of accurate matches. Matches are selected from the re-ranked results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: A9.COM, INC.
    Inventor: Xiaofan Lin
  • Patent number: 10771703
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that includes a camera unit including an imaging sensor that captures an image; a display that displays an image; and a processor that: clips an image region having a size corresponding to a photography zoom power from an image captured by the camera unit; adjusts a clipping position at a time of clipping the image region from the image; and controls the display to display the clipped image region on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi Kosaka
  • Patent number: 10771801
    Abstract: A method for video stream processing in a video chain is provided that includes transmitting a video stream in the video chain, receiving, by a first video node in the video chain, a region of interest (ROI) command from a second video node in the video chain, wherein the ROI command includes an ROI type indicator, and performing, by the first video node, the ROI command according to the ROI type indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Goksel Dedeoglu, Madhukar Budagavi
  • Patent number: 10762373
    Abstract: An image recognition method and device are provided according to the disclosure. The method includes: obtaining a target image, and extracting at least one first visual feature of the target image; obtaining at least one pending image according to the first visual feature of the target image, and extracting a plurality of second visual features of the target image and the plurality of second visual features of the pending image; for each pending image, forming a plurality of visual feature pairs; and removing an unavailable visual feature pair from the plurality of visual feature pairs, to obtain at least one remaining feature pair; and determining an image similar to the target image from the at least one pending image, according to the at least one remaining feature pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhaoliang Liu, Yongjie Zhang, Hongwu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10755332
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an intelligent computer platform to compute visual similarity across image objects. An object detection algorithm is utilized to identify image objects and to produce a tensor representation of the identified object. Multi-visual contextual similarity of the object is conducted to assess and determine related object images. A re-assessment of similarity is dynamically conducted in response to a product image selection. The re-assessment utilizes the tensor representations of the related object images, thereby conducting a mathematical assessment of similarity and object image identification. A final product is identified and selected based on the dynamic re-assessment and convergence on a directed outcome with minimal iterations of object interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mohit Sewak, Sachchidanand Singh
  • Patent number: 10747807
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems and methods allow a system to identify subsets of items by mixing and matching identified features in one or more other items. A system can identify features of items in an item database. The system can then calculate “fingerprints” of these features which are vectors describing the characteristics of the features. The system can present a collection of items and a user can select an item of the collection. The user can then select positive features to include in a search and/or negative features to include in the search. The system can then do a search of the database for items that contain features similar to those positive features and do not contain features similar to those negative features. The user can select features through a variety of means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil Garg, Toma Belenzada, Sabine Sternig, Brad Bowman, Zohar Barzelay
  • Patent number: 10749937
    Abstract: A method may include identifying a first set of objects that are part of a document, the document created by an application, and the first set of objects placed in the document by a first user; based on the first set of objects, determining an intent of the first user for the document; automatically adding, by the application, a second set of objects to the document according to the intent; and configuring permissions of the document to allow collaborative editing within the application between the first user and a second user to add a third set of objects to the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Fraedrich Estes, Raymond R. Ringhiser, Keith Douglas Senzel, Jered D Aasheim, David B Appel, Peter E Loforte, Pranish Atul Kumar
  • Patent number: 10733227
    Abstract: An example method of reducing a container image size includes tracing an execution of a process running in a container. The container is associated with a first container image storing a set of files. The method also includes marking, based on the tracing, a subset of files accessed by the process. The method further includes creating a second container image storing the marked set of files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Scrivano
  • Patent number: 10719950
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that provides screen information to be displayed on an image display apparatus that is worn by a user on the head or face and used for viewing an image. On the basis of an image of a head mount display (HMD) captured by a camera mounted on an information terminal, the mutual positional relationship and posture between the HMD and the information terminal are grasped, and screen information transmitted from the information terminal is superimposed and displayed in a contents reproducing screen of the HMD being viewed with an appropriate posture at an appropriate position on the reproducing screen. Since only the information terminal is present with the same position and posture as in the real world in the contents reproducing screen, a user can perform a screen operation of the information terminal with the HMD on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenta Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10706601
    Abstract: Devices and methods are described for presenting a graphical user interface on a display for the purpose of receiving inputs from a reference person indicating a subject affinity between the reference person and a subject. Images for presentation are determined by scoring images based on the subjects that appear in the images and the subject affinity scores for the subjects. In some embodiments, the subject affinity is sent from a display device to a server device and the server device scores the images and returns the designated images back to the display device for presentation. In some embodiments, the images are displayed sequentially on the display device. In some embodiments, the subject information is displayed with the images as they are presented on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Hugh Blake Svendsen
  • Patent number: 10705714
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a card view interface of tabular data is provided that is suitable for presentation on small displays such as those found on mobile computing devices. Cards from a single lane are displayed, along with a set of lane indicators. In some embodiments, when a drag operation is detected on a card, a size of the set of lane indicators is increased in order to facilitate dropping of the card on an intended lane indicator, thus helping to overcome the technical limitations of small mobile computing device displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Smartsheet Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher James Barrows, Jonathan Sandler
  • Patent number: 10699140
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for capturing, collecting, and distributing event information displayed on signs. The method may include capturing, by a mobile device, an image of a sign that displays information for an event. The method may also include extracting information for the event from the captured image of the sign, and determining a location of the mobile device when the image of the sign was captured. Furthermore, the method may include uploading, to a server, a time when the image was captured, the information for the event extracted from the captured image, a location of the event determined from extracted event information, a location of the sign, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Amol Kench, Gautam Nirula, Arnold Jason Gum
  • Patent number: 10699171
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and machine readable mediums which provide for an automatic image scaling that may be utilized in a variety of contexts, including for scaling images inserted into documents. The image may be scaled based upon one or more scaling features that may be utilized alone or in combination. Scaling features may be described by scaling feature categories, although as will be appreciated, the scaling features may be placed in one or more categories. Example feature categories may include image characteristics; image content; content of the document and context of the image within the document; past user behavior and preferences; and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amnon Itamar Govrin, Erez Kikin Gil, Keri Talbot, Aleta Bashaw
  • Patent number: 10691746
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing an image with an answer to a question query. A method receiving a first query that is determined to be a question query; generating a second query form the first query; causing a search of a plurality of resources of a first corpus using the second query as input, wherein the first corpus of resources are resources that include images and textual data rendered with the images; receiving data indicating a set of resources determined to be responsive to the second query; causing a search for images in the set of resources; selecting, from the set of images and based in part on the search for images in the first set of resources, an image to be provided with the answer in response to the query; and providing, by the data processing apparatus, and with the answer, the image in response to the first query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Eric Steinlauf, Grant Dasher, Matthew K. Gray, Steven D. Baker, Namrata U. Godbole, Samer Hassan Hassan, Ionut Georgescu
  • Patent number: 10691424
    Abstract: A method and a terminal device for programming are provided. The method for programming includes: loading a programming driver; receiving programming instructions including programming file identification information sent by a user; sending a target programming file to a program editor via the programming driver when the target programming file is obtained from the programming file database based on the programming file identification information; receiving a customized information from the user when the target programming file is not obtained by the server from the programming file database according to the programming file identification information, and receiving a customized programming file based on the customized information, and sending the customized programming file to the program editor via the programming driver; executing a programming operation for a device based on the target programming file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FIBERSTORE CO., LIMITED
    Inventor: Wei Xiang
  • Patent number: 10691314
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes detecting a distinct area within an image, comparing detected features of the distinct area within the image to reference features corresponding to a reference image, and determining that the detected distinct area matches the reference image based on the comparison between the detected features and the reference features. The method further includes receiving an indication that the user selects the detected distinct area within the image, retrieving contact information corresponding to the reference image, and causing the client device to display an interface allowing the user to contact the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: James M. Freeman, Vaidya Balasubramanian Pillai
  • Patent number: 10691755
    Abstract: Many users make use of search engines to locate desired internet content by submitting search queries. For example, a user may search for photos, applications, websites, videos, documents, and/or information regarding people, places, and things. Unfortunately, search engines may provide a plethora of information that a user may be left to sift through to find relevant content. Accordingly, one or more systems and/or techniques for organizing search results are disclosed herein. In particular, user generated content, such as photos, may be retrieved based upon a search query. The user generated content may be grouped into clusters of user generated content having similar features. Search results of the search query may be obtained and organized based upon comparing the search results with the clusters. The organized search results and/or a table of content including the clusters may be presented to provide an enhanced user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Xin-Jing Wang, Lei Zhang, Wei-Ying Ma
  • Patent number: 10691318
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display, a processor and a memory that stores an image file having image data. The image data includes at least one object and metadata. The metadata includes information about an area corresponding to the at least one object and identification information of the at least one object. The processor outputs the area of the image file, which includes the identification information corresponding to a user input as a thumbnail of the image file, in the display in response to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Min Jung, Ba Do Lee, Seo Young Lee, Hee Kuk Lee, Dae Kyu Shin, Ji Yoon Park, Dong Hyun Yeom, Jung Eun Lee
  • Patent number: 10692093
    Abstract: Technologies pertaining to the creation of personalized data for an individual, including personalized data based on a social networking participant's social networking data, entity extraction, and automatic collage generation are described herein. In one implementation, the personalized data is used to provide a personalized, social-based replacement for a default UI element. In one implementation, a disambiguated named entity is extracted from user generated content in a social networking application, a socially interesting photomontage is automatically generated based on photographs from a social networking application, and the photomontage is rendered with hotspots containing socially relevant annotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Emre Mehmet Kiciman, Chun-Kai Wang, Sreeharsha Kamireddy, Silviu-Petru Cucerzan
  • Patent number: 10685057
    Abstract: Methods for style modification of images in search results are provided. In one aspect, a method includes receiving user input identifying a search query from a client device, in which the search query indicates one or more predetermined search terms. The subject system determines a first collection of images that correspond to the one or more predetermined search terms and a second collection of images that exclude images that correspond to the one or more predetermined search terms. The subject system modifies images of the second collection to apply a keyword style that corresponds to the one or more predetermined search terms, and provides a listing of images to the client device. The listing of images includes both the first collection of images and the images of the second collection that are modified with the applied keyword style. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Shutterstock, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Kikuta Chavez, Grace Mulan Li
  • Patent number: 10685456
    Abstract: Features of the present disclosure solve the above-identified problem by implementing remote localization techniques that enable coordination between multi-user display devices. Specifically, the remote localization techniques identify user location (or “position”) in the virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR) scene using a key-frame that is subset of available information. Thus, when a first display device is uncertain regarding its position within a VR/AR scene, the first display may generate, for example, a single key-frame that is shared between one or more second display devices such that the receiving display device(s) may locate the key-frame with respect to a spatial anchor within the client's map, identify the user's location within the VR/AR scene, and transmit the location back to the first HMD device that created the key-frame. Based on the location information, the first HMD device may synchronize with the second HMD device within a shared scene or map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Gavin D. Lazarow
  • Patent number: 10685056
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing an image repository for pathology. In an embodiment, a search request is received. One or more digital slide images are identified from an image repository based on the search request. A user is provided access to the identified digital slide images. In addition, each of a plurality of collections of digital slide images are associated with a search rating, and a value for each of the plurality of collections is computed based on the associated search rating and a size of the collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: LEICA BIOSYSTEMS IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Ole Eichhorn, Dirk Soenksen
  • Patent number: 10671659
    Abstract: A system and method for collecting medical image data items. A central processor identifies a new medical image data file on a remote image storage memory. The central processor determines that the new medical image data file is a completed file and copies the completed file to a central storage memory. The central processor determines an expected set of files corresponding to the medical image data file that defines a medical image data item. The central processor determines that each of the medical image data files in the expected set have been copied to the central storage memory. The central processor then generates an indicator that the medical image date item is available on the central storage memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: AGFA HEALTHCARE NV
    Inventor: Viktor Kopylov
  • Patent number: 10674018
    Abstract: Provided is a scene-based vibration feedback method, including: step A of presetting scenes in an application as specific scenes; step B of presetting vibration senses corresponding to the specific scenes; and step C of monitoring a scene currently occurring in the application in real time while the application is running, and providing a corresponding vibration sense when the monitored scene is one of the specific scenes. The step B further comprises: presetting vibration sense information corresponding to the vibration senses; and presetting a correspondence between the specific scenes and the vibration sense information. The step C further comprises: acquiring, when the monitored scene is one of the specific scenes, vibration sense information corresponding to the one specific scene according to the correspondence; and driving a motor built in a terminal to vibrate in accordance with the vibration sense information acquired in the step C1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hanliang Shen, Xiuyue Wang
  • Patent number: 10672174
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described for determining image handle locations. An image is provided to a neural network as input, and the neural network translates the input image to an output image that includes clusters of pixels against a background that have intensities greater than an intensity of the background and that indicate candidate handle locations. Intensities of clusters of pixels in an output image are compared to a threshold intensity level to determine a set of the clusters of pixels satisfying an intensity constraint. The threshold intensity level can be user-selectable, so that a user can control a density of handles. A handle location for each cluster of the set of clusters is determined from a centroid of each cluster. Handle locations include a coordinate for the handle location and an attribute classifying a degree of freedom for a handle at the handle location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Mridul Kavidayal, Vineet Batra, Matthew David Fisher, Ankit Phogat
  • Patent number: 10664698
    Abstract: Development of sensor data based descriptive and prescriptive system involves machine learning tasks like classification and regression. Any such system development requires the involvement of different stake-holders for obtaining features. Such features typically obtained are not interpretable for 1-D sensor signals. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods that perform signal analysis for features extraction and interpretation thereof wherein input is raw signal data where origin of a feature is traced to signal data, and mapped to domain/application knowledge. Feature(s) are extracted using deep learning network(s) and machine learning (ML) model(s) are implemented for sensor data analysis to perform causality analysis for prognostics. Layer(s) (say last layer) of Deep Network(s) contains the automatically derived features that can be used for ML tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Snehasis Banerjee, Tanushyam Chattopadhyay, Ayan Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10657171
    Abstract: An image search device searching an image from an image database storing a recorded image, one or more types of feature values, and propagation information that indicates a link between a same type of the feature values of the recorded image, the device acquires a first image and the one or more types of feature values of the first image, records the first image and the feature values in the image database, calculates a propagation intensity indicating similarity or sameness between the types of feature values of the recorded image and the types of feature values of the first image, and includes in the propagation information a link between the types of feature values of the first image and the types of feature values of the recorded image for which the propagation intensity between the types of feature values of the recorded image and the types of feature values of the first image is at a maximum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Watanabe, Atsushi Hiroike, Kenichi Yoneji, Nobuo Nukaga, Naoto Akira, Tomoaki Yoshinaga
  • Patent number: 10659721
    Abstract: A method of processing a sequence of coded video frames conveyed by a digital data stream, where each frame represents an image, includes receiving the sequence of coded video frames at a recording device, determining a frame interval between presentation of an ith coded frame of the sequence and an (i+1)th coded frame of the sequence, calculating a stream time stamp for the ith coded frame, and calculating a stream time stamp for the (i+1)th coded video frame based on the stream time stamp for the ith coded video frame and the previously determined frame interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Muralidharan Narayanan, Christopher S. Del Sordo, Surya P. Maheswaram, Krishna Prasad Panje, Ernest G. Schmitt, Yaxi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10656808
    Abstract: Natural language and user interface control techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a natural language input is received that is indicative of an operation to be performed by one or more modules of a computing device. Responsive to determining that the operation is associated with a degree to which the operation is performable, a user interface control is output that is manipulable by a user to control the degree to which the operation is to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Gregg D. Wilensky, Walter W. Chang, Lubomira A. Dontcheva, Gierad P. Laput, Aseem O. Agarwala
  • Patent number: 10650193
    Abstract: A system and method for lowering probability that low data rates, high bit error rates, and susceptibility to signal degradation in communication environments during storms, solar activity, and adversarial activity is disclosed. The system and method affect communications by minimizing the amount of data/information that needs to be transmitted, partly by creating an algorithmic process/method that moves knowledge and not data and information. The system and method is based upon the realization that structured communications often possess a similar level of context that can be exploited to communicate full meaning (knowledge), even when only a small fraction of the message is transmitted to the receiver. Reducing the number of bytes transmitted significantly reduces the probability that a transmission will be affected by either naturally occurring or human supplied factors present in modern communication environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Bevilacqua Research Corp
    Inventors: Andy Bevilacqua, Roy Brown, Glenn Hembree
  • Patent number: 10643108
    Abstract: In the image processing device, the image processing method and the recording medium, the image analyzer carries out image analysis on an image. The tag information assignor assigns the image with tag information corresponding to objects present in the image based on the result of the image analysis. The first assignment ratio calculator calculates an assignment ratio of common tag information assigned to images owned by users as the first assignment ratio. The second assignment ratio calculator calculates an assignment ratio of the common tag information assigned to images owned by each user as the second assignment ratio. And the tag ranking determiner ranks the common tag information assigned to images owned by the user based on the difference between the first assignment ratio and the second assignment ratio of the common tag information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Ono
  • Patent number: 10643110
    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: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Emil Arfvidsson, Andrew Gerrit Adriaan Huibers, Kevin Nuesa Gabayan, Seth Taylor Raphael
  • Patent number: 10637811
    Abstract: Disclosed is computer implemented digital media systems and methods, including software application tools and related methods that employ a data frame packet process or other software application or process to enable a user to embed, assemble and/or associate one or more digital elements (e.g., audio, video, or text), individually or collectively, with or within a digital element (e.g., an image), using a computer system such as a mobile, tablet or desktop device. For example, the disclosed photo application system and method empower users to automatically create a chronological timeline display of the user's photos uploaded into the system, to add text captions, voice, audio narration, and/or video clips that will play with a chronological slideshow. The disclosure provides a social networking application that allows users to uniquely create and share rich digital media content through applications, email, SMS/text, and transmission through interfaces with external applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Glenn Outerbridge
  • Patent number: 10628676
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for automated overlay insertion to a video. The method includes: associating each overlay with one or more overlay categories; detecting scene categories within each frame and a confidence probability value; adjusting the confidence probability values based on preceding frame groupings; matching overlay categories to comparable adjusted scene categories; generating a selection score for each overlay category that is relative to the probability value for the matched adjusted scene category; randomly selecting an overlay from the one or more overlays, the probability for each overlay based on the respective selection score; and inserting the selected overlay into the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TINY PIXELS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: June Yan Lin Chen, Hsiehyu Fuh
  • Patent number: 10614114
    Abstract: Media items may be obtained. The media items may be characterized by capture information indicating a capture time and a capture location of individual media items. The media items may be clustered into scenes based on proximity of the capture times of the media items. The scenes may be clustered into collections based on proximity of the capture times and/or the capture locations of the media items within the scenes. The collections may be iteratively clustered into higher collections based on proximity of the capture times and/or the capture locations of the media items within the collections. One or more collections may be identified for inclusion in a media compilation based on a size of the identified collection(s). A media compilation, including one or more of the media items included in the identified collection(s), may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Garcia, Jean Caillé
  • Patent number: 10599924
    Abstract: Disclosed systems and methods categorize text regions of an electronic document into document object types based on a combination of semantic information and appearance information from the electronic document. A page segmentation application executing on a computing device accesses textual feature representations that represent text portions in a vector space, where a set of pixels from the page is mapped to a textual feature representation. The page segmentation application generates a visual feature representation, which corresponds to an appearance of a document portion including the set of pixels, by applying a neural network to the page of the electronic document. The page segmentation application generates an output page segmentation of the electronic document by applying the neural network to the textual feature representation and the visual feature representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Yang, Paul Asente, Mehmet Ersin Yumer
  • Patent number: 10592608
    Abstract: A topic based conversation retrieval system and method may include receiving a first conversation between a first plurality of users a second conversation between the first plurality of users or a second plurality of users, the second conversation being conducted on a second communication mode different than the first communication mode, analyzing the first conversation and the second conversation, determining one or more topics of discussion in the first conversation and the second conversation, and retrieving a portion of each of the first conversation and the second conversation, where the portion is related to a topic chosen to be retrieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Messaoud Benantar, David Y. Chang, Vishwanath Venkataramappa, Liam S. Harpur
  • Patent number: 10565358
    Abstract: In an apparatus and method, image metadata is assigned to a master image file including an image from a base work, the image metadata including an identification of the base work and provenance of the base work. Objects in the image are detected and recognized. Object metadata, including recognition of the object, is assigned to the master image file. A cryptographic hash of, altogether, the image, the image metadata, and the object metadata is generated. An image product from the master image file for transfer is generated. A data packet structure is written to a node of a transaction processing network, wherein the data packet structure includes the cryptographic hash, and transferor and transferee identification for a transfer of the image product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Eight Plus Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: Christoph Bertsch, Rodney Lake, Douglas Sturgeon, Anthony Sziklai
  • Patent number: 10559378
    Abstract: A system and method for managing medical image data items. Pixel data and metadata are identified in the medical image data items. A plurality of pixel objects are generated using the pixel data. The plurality of pixel objects are stored in a first storage memory. A plurality of representative objects are generated using the metadata. The representative objects are stored in a second storage memory. The representative objects may include overview objects and representative metadata objects. The representative objects can be generated in a DICOM-compatible format suitable for PACS workflows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: AGFA HEALTHCARE NV
    Inventor: Viktor Kopylov
  • Patent number: 10557715
    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: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    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: 10552476
    Abstract: A system and method of identifying objects is provided. In one aspect, the system and method includes a hand-held device with a display, camera and processor. As the camera captures images and displays them on the display, the processor compares the information retrieved in connection with one image with information retrieved in connection with subsequent images. The processor uses the result of such comparison to determine the object that is likely to be of greatest interest to the user. The display simultaneously displays the images the images as they are captured, the location of the object in an image, and information retrieved for the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Petrou, Matthew J. Bridges, Shailesh Nalawadi, Hartwig Adam, Matthew R. Casey, Hartmut Neven, Andrew Harp