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Skin tone enhancement for ghost images
Morphotrust Usa, Llc
October 12, 2017 - N°20170294031

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for enhancing skin tone in a ghost image are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of receiving a color image. The actions further include converting the color image to a grayscale image. The actions further include generating a foreground image by removing background pixels ...
Payment method, apparatus and medium
Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170289181

A payment method, apparatus and medium are provided. The method includes: preventing a floating window from being displayed on an interface displayed by a payment application when the payment application is running on foreground; receiving a payment operation triggered by a user on the interface; paying in accordance with the payment operation.
Running sensing method and system
S-1 Corporation
October 05, 2017 - N°20170287145

Disclosed are a method and a system for detecting running. The system for detecting running detects a moving object in an input image and detects a foreground edge of the object. Further, the system for detecting running uses the foreground edge to extract a foot-print image coordinate and extract a head coordinate of the object and uses the foot-print image ...
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Method and apparatus for real-time matting using local color estimation and propagation
Adobe Systems Incorporated
October 05, 2017 - N°20170287136

Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer storage media directed to operations to facilitate real-time matting using local color estimation and propagation. In accordance with embodiments described herein, an unknown region is estimated based on a set of received boundary points (a zero-level contour that separates the foreground object from the background) and additional contours based on ...
Technologies for framework-level audio device virtualization
Adobe Systems Incorporated
October 05, 2017 - N°20170286048

Technologies for framework-level audio device virtualization include a computing device that executes multiple application framework instances. The computing device monitors for an application framework instance switch and, in response to an application framework instance switch, determines whether the current application framework instance is in the foreground. If in the foreground, the computing device selects a physical audio output device. The ...
Methods and apparatus to manage a process under a memory constraint
Intel Corporation
October 05, 2017 - N°20170285977

Methods and apparatus to manage a process under a memory constraint are disclosed herein. An example method includes detecting that a process is to transition from a foreground mode of operation to a background mode of operation. Without transitioning the process to the background mode of operation, a projected out of memory score is calculated. Without transitioning the process to ...
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System and method for continuing playback in widget after app is backgrounded
Google Inc.
September 28, 2017 - N°20170280095

This disclosure generally relates to systems and methods that facilitate transitioning a current playback of a video in a video application to a video widget when the video application is moved to a background of a multitasking operating system in which the video application is executing. The transition occurs seamlessly at a point of the current playback in the video ...
Foreground-background differentiation in a vehicle
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
September 28, 2017 - N°20170278252

A method for segmenting a first scene from a sequence of scenes is described. In this case, the sequence of scenes was captured by a camera in or on a vehicle such as by smartglasses. The method determines an optical flow of the first scene, on the basis of the sequence of scenes. In addition, the method determines statistical variables ...
Systems and methods for removing a background of an image
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
September 28, 2017 - N°20170278251

An image such as a depth image of a scene may be received, observed, or captured by a device. A grid of voxels may then be generated based on the depth image such that the depth image may be downsampled. A background included in the grid of voxels may then be discarded to isolate one or more voxels associated with ...
Systems and methods for providing an image classifier
Linear Algebra Technologies Limited
September 28, 2017 - N°20170277972

Systems and methods are provided for image classification using histograms of oriented gradients (hog) in conjunction with a trainer. The efficiency of the process is greatly increased by first establishing a bitmap which identifies a subset of the pixels in the hog window as including relevant foreground information, and limiting the hog calculation and comparison process to only the pixels ...
Operating system hot-switching method and apparatus and mobile terminal
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
September 28, 2017 - N°20170277561

An operating system hot-switching method, applied to a mobile terminal running multiple operating systems, where the multiple operating systems include one foreground operating system and at least one background operating system, a current foreground operating system is a first operating system. The method includes obtaining an operating system switching instruction, where the operating system switching instruction includes an identifier of ...
Multiple payload pantographs
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
September 28, 2017 - N°20170274693

Example implementations relate to multiple payload pantograph. Some examples may include a first pattern generation engine to generate a first pattern. The first pattern may be a data-bearing pattern encoding a first payload. Additionally, some examples may include a second pattern generation engine to generate a second pattern, the second pattern (by itself or in combination with the first pattern) ...
System and method for training object classifier by machine learning
Avigilon Corporation
September 21, 2017 - N°20170270674

A system and method for training a computer-implemented object classifier includes detecting a foreground visual object within a sub-region of a scene, determining a background model of the sub-region of the scene, the background model representing the sub-region when any foreground visual object is absent from that sub-region, and training the object classifier by computer-implemented machine learning using the background ...
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System and method for rule generation using data processed by a binary classifier
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
September 14, 2017 - N°20170262761

A computer-implemented method is disclosed that operates in conjunction with machine learning binary classification of an event. The method generates a rule relating to whether or not the event will occur. In one embodiment, the method includes obtaining foreground sequences corresponding to the event happening and background sequences corresponding to the event not happening. For each foreground sequence of a ...
Method and apparatus for saving power of portable electronic device
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
September 14, 2017 - N°20170262040

A method of saving the power of a portable electronic device is provided. The method includes starting a power saving mode, identifying an application executed in a foreground, and changing operation settings of the portable electronic device for the identified application.
Image capture and ordering
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
September 07, 2017 - N°20170257565

One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for ordering images for panorama stitching and/or for providing a focal point indicator for image capture. For example, one or more images, which may be stitched together to create a panorama of a scene, may be stored within an image stack according to one or more ordering preferences, such as ...
Apparatus and method for detecting circle
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
September 07, 2017 - N°20170256058

An apparatus and method for detecting a circle are provided. The apparatus includes an edge detector configured to generate a foreground image from a background image generated from an input image and generate edge pixel information from the foreground image, and a voting processor configured to calculate a position of a central point and a radius of a circle by ...
Communication stage and integrated systems
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
August 31, 2017 - N°20170251172

Enterprise communication display systems enable life-like images for videoconferencing and entertainment productions. Life-like images appear in a 3d environment where imaged people are visible through the use of specially configured see-through displays. Imaged people can also be viewed amongst a reflected foreground. A dual mode large high-resolution display is inventively configured for watching and working. Methods for enterprise wide deployments ...
Methods, systems, and computer readable media for compressing video images
The University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
August 24, 2017 - N°20170244976

Methods, systems, and computer readable media for compressing video images are disclosed. According to one exemplary method, the method includes classifying image pixels in each video image of a series of video images as either foreground or background. The method also includes replacing each pixel classified as background with a time-averaged value of pixel intensity for that pixel. The method ...
Video background replacement system
Genme Inc.
August 24, 2017 - N°20170244908

A video background processing system is disclosed that is configured to receive a video stream including a plurality of successive first video frames at a first resolution. The system comprises a video resolution modifier configured to reduce the resolution of the first video frames from the first resolution to a second resolution lower than the first resolution and thereby generate ...
Color calibration
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
August 24, 2017 - N°20170244869

Example implementations relate to color compensation. Some examples may print a calibration target background on a non-opaque media. The calibration target background may have a color that increases a dynamic range of a set of color measurements of a calibration target foreground. Some examples may print the calibration target foreground over the calibration target background. Additionally, some examples may measure ...
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