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1. (US20160086383) Object outlining to initiate a visual search

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 14959245 Application Date: 04.12.2015
Publication Number: 20160086383 Publication Date: 24.03.2016
Grant Number: 09536354 Grant Date: 03.01.2017
Publication Kind : B2
IPC:
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G06T 19/00
G06K 9/00
G06F 3/01
G06F 3/00
G06T 7/00
G06T 7/20
G02B 27/01
G06F 17/30
G06K 9/46
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7
Television systems
18
Closed-circuit television systems, i.e. systems in which the signal is not broadcast
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
T
IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
19
Manipulating 3D models or images for computer graphics
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
K
RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
9
Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3
Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01
Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3
Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
T
IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
7
Image analysis, e.g. from bit-mapped to non bit-mapped
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
T
IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
7
Image analysis, e.g. from bit-mapped to non bit-mapped
20
Analysis of motion
G PHYSICS
02
OPTICS
B
OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
27
Other optical systems; Other optical apparatus
01
Head-up displays
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17
Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
30
Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
K
RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
9
Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
36
Image preprocessing, i.e. processing the image information without deciding about the identity of the image
46
Extraction of features or characteristics of the image
CPC:
G06T 19/006
G02B 27/017
G02B 2027/0178
G06F 3/005
G06F 3/017
G06F 16/583
G06K 9/00671
G06K 9/4604
G06K 2009/4666
G06T 7/12
G06T 7/13
G06T 7/215
G06T 7/254
G06T 2207/10016
G06T 2207/10021
G06T 2207/10024
G06T 2207/20076
G06T 2207/20096
G06T 2207/20112
Applicants: Google Inc.
Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner
Irfan Essa
Agents: McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) Object outlining to initiate a visual search
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

Methods and devices for initiating a search of an object are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes receiving sensor data from a sensor on a wearable computing device and, based on the sensor data, detecting a movement that defines an outline of an area in the sensor data. The method further includes identifying an object that is located in the area and initiating a search on the object. In another embodiment, a server is disclosed that includes an interface configured to receive sensor data from a sensor on a wearable computing device, at least one processor, and data storage comprising instructions executable by the at least one processor to detect, based on the sensor data, a movement that defines an outline of an area in the sensor data, identify an object that is located in the area, and initiate a search on the object.