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Computer Vision-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Automatic painting system with drone, user interface and computer vision
International Business Machines Corporation
September 14, 2017 - N°20170259920

A system and method for painting a structure. The system comprises: a computer vision processing system configured to obtain images of a target structure and generate first instructions signals for real time communication to an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) having a paint fluid dispensing system provided thereon; a control device at the uav responsive to received the first instruction signals ...
Tracking system and method for tracking wood products in a production line
Vab Solutions Inc.
September 07, 2017 - N°20170257603

The wood tracking system for a production line generally has a wood product optimizer; a wood product trimmer downstream from the optimizer in the production line; a conveyor for moving wood products from the optimizer to the trimmer and across a handling area therebetween, the optimizer being configured to scan each of the wood products in a given order and ...
Hardware architecture for acceleration of computer vision and imaging processing
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
September 07, 2017 - N°20170256016

An image and vision processing architecture included a plurality of image processing hardware accelerators each configured to perform a different one of a plurality of image processing operations on image data. A multi-port memory shared by the hardware accelerators stores the image data and is configurably coupled by a sparse crossbar interconnect to one or more of the hardware accelerators ...
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Locating, separating, and picking boxes with a sensor-guided robot
Kinema Systems Inc.
August 31, 2017 - N°20170246744

Techniques are described that enable robotic picking systems to locate and pick boxes from an unstructured pallet using computer vision and/or one or more “exploratory picks” to determine the sizes and locations of boxes on the pallet.
Computer vision system for ambient long-term gait assessment
Xerox Corporation
August 24, 2017 - N°20170238846

A method for gait analysis of a subject performed periodically over time to detect changes in one or more gait characteristics. The method includes detecting and identifying a subject and analyzing the gait of the subject on a plurality of occasions. Analyzing the gait of the subject includes, a detecting body parts, generating a joint model depicting the location of ...
Wear measurement system using computer vision
Caterpillar Inc.
August 17, 2017 - N°20170236261

A wear measurement system for a component is disclosed. The wear measurement system may have an imaging device configured to obtain a plurality of two-dimensional images of the component. The wear measurement system may also have a controller. The controller may be configured to generate a three-dimensional point cloud representing the component based on the two-dimensional images. The controller may ...
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Systems and methods for drift correction
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
August 03, 2017 - N°20170221225

A method to correct for drift in an electronic device is described. The method comprises determining a first center pose of the electronic device; tracking, using a sensor in conjunction with computer vision operating on a processor, at least one key point within a scene when the first center pose is within a tolerance with respect to a reported center ...
Device for reading resistor value with computer vision and method thereof
Yuan Ze University
August 03, 2017 - N°20170221200

Disclosed are a cost-effective light source device that can eliminate highlights or hotspots and reduce halo phenomenon on resistor surface and a method for reading resistor value with computer vision, in which an image of a body of a resistor is extracted through irradiation by an annular light source and reflection by a replaceable diffuse reflection hood such as paper ...
Adaptive bilateral (bl) filtering for computer vision
Texas Instruments Incorporated
August 03, 2017 - N°20170221183

A method for filtering noise for imaging includes receiving an image frame having position and range data. A filter size divides the frame into filter windows for processing each of the filter windows. For the first pixel, a space to the center pixel and a range difference between this pixel and the center pixel is determined and used for choosing ...
Computer vision positioning system and method for the same
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
July 27, 2017 - N°20170212521

An artificial marker combination to be read by an autonomous mobile device comprises at least two artificial markers arranged in order. Each artificial marker is different and the artificial marker combination is used as a group of artificial markers. A computer vision positioning system used in connection with the artificial marker combination utilizes the individual meanings in the multiple markers ...
Computer vision positioning system and method for the same
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
July 27, 2017 - N°20170212520

A computer vision positioning system for a computer-controlled autonomous mobile transportation device in a warehouse for example comprises an image collection module, an artificial marker identification module, a two-dimensional code identification module, a data storage module, and a control module. The image collection module collects images, and transmits the images to the artificial marker identification module and the two-dimensional code ...
Mobile device enabled robotic system
Purdue Research Foundation
July 13, 2017 - N°20170201614

An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) equipped with sensor modules and mobile devices (including smartphone, tablet) running intelligent software for autonomous navigation, onboard computer vision, communication, and robotic social networks, is disclosed herein.
Feature point identification in sparse optical flow based tracking in a computer vision system
Texas Instruments Incorporated
July 06, 2017 - N°20170193669

A method for sparse optical flow based tracking in a computer vision system is provided that includes detecting feature points in a frame captured by a monocular camera in the computer vision system to generate a plurality of detected feature points, generating a binary image indicating locations of the detected feature points with a bit value of one, wherein all ...
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Ground plane estimation in a computer vision system
Texas Instruments Incorporated
July 06, 2017 - N°20170191826

Estimation of the ground plane of a three dimensional (3d) point cloud based modifications to the random sample consensus (ransac) algorithm is provided. The modifications may include applying roll and pitch constraints to the selection of random planes in the 3d point cloud, using a cost function based on the number of inliers in the random plane and the number ...
Generating of 3d-printed custom wearables
Wiivv Wearables Inc.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170190121

Disclosed is a platform for generating and delivering 3-d printed wearables. The platform includes scanning, image processing, machine learning, computer vision, and user input to generate a printed wearable. Scanning occurs in a number of ways across a number of devices. The variability of scanning generates a number of scanning output types. Outputs from the scanning process are normalized into ...
Method and system for real time structure from motion in a computer vision system
Texas Instruments Incorporated
June 29, 2017 - N°20170186177

Methods and systems providing for real time structure from motion (sfm) processing in a computer vision system receiving images from a monocular camera are disclosed. The real time sfm processing described exploits constraints of the three dimensional (3d) environment that can be assumed for automotive applications and other applications with similar constraints.
System for prevention of computer vision syndrome
Catholic Memorial High School Of Waukesha, Inc.
June 29, 2017 - N°20170184301

When a person uses a computer, the graphic display of the computer screen causes a user's eye blink rate to be reduced by an average of sixty-six percent. This reduction in blinking can cause a variety of eye ailments, such as eye strain that results from lack of adequate blinking. This system is a light display system for compelling a ...
Control of computer vision pre-processing based on image matching using structural similarity
Intel Corporation
June 22, 2017 - N°20170177977

A processor computes a measure of input image structural complexity of an input image, and searches a database of true positives to find one or more entries in the database that represent true positive images that are structurally similar to the input image. The processor compares a measure of signal quality of the input image and a measure of signal ...
Collision detection
Softbank Robotics Europe
June 22, 2017 - N°20170173791

A computer-implemented method of determining a collision between an object and a robot, comprises monitoring one or more articular parts of the robot by measuring the parameters associated with the real displacements of the one or more articular parts; comparing the measured parameters with the expected parameters associated with the corresponding commanded displacements; and determining the probability of a collision ...
Computer vision assisted item search
Softbank Robotics Europe
June 15, 2017 - N°20170169580

System and techniques for computer vision assisted item search are described herein. A composite image, including visual data and depth data, may be obtained. The composite image may be filtered to isolate a clothing article represented in the composite image. A classifier may be applied to the depth data to produce a set of clothing attributes for the clothing article. ...
Pixel consistency
Apical Ltd
June 15, 2017 - N°20170169550

According to an aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a method of image processing. The method comprises receiving image data. Image processing is applied to the image data, whereby to produce a processed image. The method then comprises producing consistency data associated with the image processing, wherein the consistency data is indicative of a consistency of at least ...
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