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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
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
H04N 7/18
G06T 19/00
G06K 9/00
G06F 3/01
G06F 3/00
G06T 7/00
CPC
G06T 19/006
G02B 27/017
G02B 2027/0178
G06F 3/005
G06F 3/017
G06F 16/583
Applicants Google Inc.
Inventors Thad Eugene Starner
Irfan Essa
Agents McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
Title
(EN) Object outlining to initiate a visual search
Abstract
(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.