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List of Famous Machine Learning Patents

Summary of famous machine learning patents

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Introduction

Machine learning community is relatively open. Papers can be dowloaded from arXiv for free. On the other hand, we sometimes found some methods are registered as patents.

I daily collect these patents shared on Twitter and Reddit. The patents below are the list of machine learning patents. Some patents are under application, not approved.

General

Generating output sequences from input sequences using neural networks by Google

www.freepatentsonline.com

known as seq2seq

Preventing overfitting

System and method for addressing overfitting in a neural network by Google

patents.google.com

known as Dropout

Batch normalization layers

patents.google.com

As title shows, Batch Normalization patents. According to this slide, the patents are registered in many countries.

Image, Augmentation

Object detection and classification in images by Microsoft

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect2=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=/netahtml/PTO/search-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&d=PALL&RefSrch=yes&Query=PN/9858496patft.uspto.gov

Faster R-CNN (object detection). According to qiita article, it is only applied to U.S.

DATA AUGMENTATION FOR IMAGE CLASSIFICATION TASKS by IBM

www.freepatentsonline.com

similar to Mixup

Sound

Spectrogram to waveform synthesis using convolutional networks by Baidu

patents.google.com

waveform generation from spectrogram by (Multi-head) CNN

Machine learning to generate music from text by Google

pdfaiw.uspto.gov

Music Generation from text

Others

Deep reinforcement learning for robotic manipulation by Google

patents.google.com

Multiple robots learn individually. By using acquired experiments, policy network is learned.

Active Machine Learning by Microsoft

patents.google.com

When new labels are added, model start relearning in the limit of model size.

Impression

US patent office was open for comments about AI patents.

If it is paper, the explicit description like xx% precision improvement is popular. The patents description is ambiguous for enlarging the claim rights.

If you know the other patens, please let me know.