Application Area of Uber’s Patent Portfolio: Digital Image Processing

Uber’s patent portfolio has 194 patent families categorized under technologies related to digital image processing. 74/194 patent families are focused on the indexing scheme for image analysis or image enhancement. Out of 74, 29 patent families are focused on indexing scheme based on the context of image processing, 22 on adaptive image processing, 21 on acquisition modality, and 2 are focused on image data processing and generation.

Other significant number of patents are related to 2D image generation (16 patent families) and 3D image rendering (14 patent families), and 3D Geographic Modeling (16 patents). For 3D Geographic Modeling, data is generally obtained from sensors likes LiDAR, GPS, satellite, Radar, etc.

The numbers in the below exhibit are calculated based on CPC analysis. It represents the number of patent families classified in a CPC. A patent family is a group of patent documents – globally or in a jurisdiction – that covers the same (or similar) information.

In the patent portfolio of Uber, there were 2496 patent documents that belong to 884 patent families. The 884 patent families were categorized into 1351 CPCs. More often, a single patent gets categorized into more than 10 CPCs.

Updated on December 1, 2020

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