Patents Examined by Andrew Shin
  • Patent number: 9761027
    Abstract: A method for correlating data collected from at least one sensor of machinery with a malfunction of the machinery includes storing, in a memory, one or more reference data sets where each reference data set is associated with a malfunction of the machinery. The method also includes receiving measurement data based on measurement information from the at least one sensor and displaying, with a display device, a first plot representing a reference data set of the one or more reference data sets where the first plot has a plot type associated with the reference data set. The method also includes displaying, with the display device, a second plot representing the measurement data where the second plot is plotted using the first plot based at least in part with the association of the plot type with the reference data set. Furthermore, the method includes displaying, with the display device, an explanation of an appearance of the second plot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Scott Terrell Williams, David Michael Robertson
  • Patent number: 9754344
    Abstract: A graphics processing operation may include a set of render target operations, in which render targets are read and one or more intermediate computations are performed before generating final render target output. A method of performing graphics processing includes determining a dependency between render targets and defining a scheduling of tiles to reduce or eliminate a need to write intermediate computations to external memory. An interleaved order may be determined to maintain intermediate computations of dependent render target operations in an on-chip cache hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John W. Brothers, Santosh Abraham
  • Patent number: 9740712
    Abstract: A system for processing image data, storing image data and accessing image data is provided. The system includes computing hardware, and one or more databases in communication with the computing hardware for storing image information. Upon receiving user instructions, the computing hardware is operable to combine a plurality of images to create a montage of mutually abutting images arranged within a pre-defined geometrical spatial envelope. The system is operable to manage the montage effectively as a single file for purposes of storing in the databases, and/or accessing from the databases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: AB MINENDA OY
    Inventors: Johan Lundin, Mikael Lundin
  • Patent number: 9710958
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus may include a light capturing unit to generate light environment information by photographing or capturing a light environment of an object, and an object capturing unit to generate object information by photographing or capturing the object. The image processing apparatus may further include a modeling unit to generate a 3-dimensional (3D) model by reflecting or combining the light environment information and the object information, and a rendering unit to render a resultant image with respect to at least one view using the 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In Woo Ha, Tae Hyun Rhee
  • Patent number: 9710973
    Abstract: A system that includes a head mounted display device and a processing unit connected to the head mounted display device is used to fuse virtual content into real content. In one embodiment, the processing unit is in communication with a hub computing device. The processing unit and hub may collaboratively determine a map of the mixed reality environment. Further, state data may be extrapolated to predict a field of view for a user in the future at a time when the mixed reality is to be displayed to the user. This extrapolation can remove latency from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Avi Bar-Zeev, J. Andrew Goossen, John Tardif, Mark S. Grossman, Harjit Singh
  • Patent number: 9678929
    Abstract: Improved techniques are presented for generating stereoscopic image of 2D web pages. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a stereo-enhancing annotation tool is provided and used to generate intermediate HTML source code. The intermediate HTML source code—together with the normal HTML code that is served when a user's browser makes a URL call—are used by a computer processing unit to generate stereoscopic images. Algorithms optimize the look and feel of stereoscopically-imaged web-page content using a number of known presentation optimized parameters that are automatically determined based on a priori assumptions of depth cues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: EQULDO LIMITED
    Inventors: Dimitrios Andriotis, Ioannis Paliokas, Athanasios Tsakiris
  • Patent number: 9652883
    Abstract: Processes and systems for computer enabled volume data rendering, and more particularly for volume rendering of multiple classificated volume datasets using an Interpolation-Classification (IC) order are provided. Further, an octree min/max can be used for volume rendering with the multiple classifications and at the same time applying the IC order to visualize the multiple classifications volume rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: FOVIA, INC.
    Inventor: Georgiy Buyanovskiy
  • Patent number: 9646570
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating improved copying of graphics data at computing devices according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes detecting a first data having a first set of primitives at a one-dimensional (“1D”) source buffer. The first data is detected to be copied to a 1D destination buffer. The method may further include re-describing the 1D source buffer and the 1D destination buffer into a two-dimensional (“2D”) source buffer and a 2D destination buffer, respectively, where re-describing may include re-describing the first data having the first set of primitives to a second data having a second set of primitives. The method may further include copying the second data having the second set of primitives from the 2D source buffer to the 2D destination buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert B. Taylor, Anupama Chandrasekhar, John H. Feit
  • Patent number: 9646424
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying a three-dimensional surface along with ellipsoids representing covariances. In one embodiment, at a point on a three dimensional surface, an ellipsoid is formed having principal axes proportional to the eigenvalues of a covariance matrix. The ellipsoid and the three-dimensional surface are projected onto a two-dimensional plane for display on a two-dimensional screen to a user. The covariance matrix may be an estimated error covariance or a sample covariance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventor: Jody D. Verret
  • Patent number: 9639985
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for detecting angular displacement of a display element relative to a reference position on a head mounted display device for presenting a mixed reality or virtual reality experience. Once the displacement is detected, it may be corrected for to maintain the proper binocular disparity of virtual images displayed to the left and right display elements of the head mounted display device. In one example, the detection system uses an optical assembly including collimated LEDs and a camera which together are insensitive to linear displacement. Such a system provides a true measure of angular displacement of one or both display elements on the head mounted display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Steven John Robbins, Drew Steedly, Nathan Ackerman, Quentin Simon Charles Miller, Andrew C. Goris
  • Patent number: 9621368
    Abstract: Provided is a method for displaying electricity use status and a portable device thereof by identifying at least one electronic appliance in an image on a screen captured through a camera, receiving electricity use information of the at least one electronic appliance, determining the electricity use status of the at least one electronic appliance using the received electricity use information, and displaying one of a plurality of Graphical User Interfaces (GUI), wherein each GUI corresponds to a different stage of the electricity use status of the at least one electronic appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-kyu Jin, Young-ho Lee, Il-ku Chang, Young-shil Jang
  • Patent number: 9576380
    Abstract: In the present invention, in a case where a display unit is capable of displaying either multiple tomographic images or at least one plain image of a subject, a display control unit switches the display on the display unit to the display of tomographic images in sequence or to the display of a plain image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masataka Sugahara, Akira Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9483852
    Abstract: A method for displaying and manipulating genealogical data using a full family graph. The genealogical data is obtained from external sources and is stored in a full family graph database. A unique identifier is assigned to each individual and family grouping. The full family graph is built up based on the direct bloodline of the male member of each family block. In addition, the bloodline of family blocks initiated from the wife's parents and the bloodline of family blocks initiated from the daughter's family block with her husband are also added to achieve a complete full family graph. In each bloodline, the family blocks are organized in a pre-determined order based on the genealogical relationships of the male member of each family block. Moreover, a few functions such as search, zoom and navigator are provided to the full family graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Auga, Christopher Jacob Giesey
  • Patent number: 9483878
    Abstract: A method for editing content including at least one three-dimensional object. The method includes determining by a processing element one or more constraints, rendering by the processing element a shell defining an offset distance to the three-dimensional object corresponding to the one or more constraints, receiving a user input to a point related or connected to the three-dimensional object, and moving the point in a direction corresponding to the user input. In the method, the movement of the point is limited in at least one direction by the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Brian Whited
  • Patent number: 9472018
    Abstract: In a tile-based graphics processing system, when an overlay image is to be rendered onto an existing image, the existing tile data for the existing image from the frame buffer in the main memory is pre-loaded into the local color buffer of the graphics processor (step 41). The overlay content is then rendered and used to modify the tile data stored in the color buffer (step 44). When the data for a given sampling position stored in the tile buffer is modified as a result of the overlay image, a corresponding dirty bit for the tile region that the sampling position falls within is set (step 45). Then, when all the rendering for the tile has been completed, the dirty bits are examined to determine which regions of the tile have been modified (step 46). The modified tile regions are written back to the output image in the frame buffer in the main memory (step 47), but any regions whose dirty bits have not been set are not written back to the frame buffer in the main memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: ARM LIMITED
    Inventors: Andreas Engh-Halstvedt, Jorn Nystad, Edvard Sorgard, Frode Heggelund
  • Patent number: 9449410
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for supporting intra-frame timestamps in a graphics system that performs tile-based rendering. The techniques for supporting intra-frame timestamps may involve generating a timestamp value that is indicative of a point in time based on a plurality of per-bin timestamp values that are generated by a graphics processing unit (GPU) while performing tile-based rendering for a graphics frame. The timestamp value may be a function of at least two of the plurality of per-bin timestamp values. The timestamp value may be generated by a central processing unit (CPU), the GPU, another processor, or any combination thereof. By using per-bin timestamp values to generate timestamp values for intra-frame timestamp requests, intra-frame timestamps may be supported by a graphics system that performs tile-based rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Frascati, Hitendra Mohan Gangani, Avinash Seetharamaiah
  • Patent number: 9430962
    Abstract: A method and a device for setting parameters of a display panel are provided. The method includes: a first brightness value and a first parameter of a first color component, a second parameter corresponding a second color component, a third parameter corresponding a third color component, and a fourth parameter corresponding a white component are calculated according to a predetermined display information; and the first, second, third, and fourth parameters are inputted into the display panel. The difficulty of setting the parameters of the display panel can be decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yufeng Jin, Hao Li, Jhenwei He
  • Patent number: 9432653
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a host controller configured to combine image data associated with left and right images of a 3D image to control a display consistent with an orientation for the display (e.g., a first and second plurality of active parallax barriers of the display). In response to an orientation for the display, the host controller may combine image data associated with respective left and right images of with a 3D image in a first or second interleaved format to be consistent with the orientation for the display. For example, the host controller may combine the image data to be line-interleaved or pixel interleaved, based on an orientation for the display. In this manner, the display may receive the combined image data and present the 3D image consistent with the orientation for the display, while reducing processing performed by the display to present the 3D image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Fariborz Pourbigharaz
  • Patent number: 9430810
    Abstract: A drawing method, apparatus, and terminal, where: a drawing command set of a current frame is received; a CPU drawing time and a GPU drawing time of the current frame are determined according to the drawing command set of the current frame; and if the CPU drawing time is less than the GPU drawing time, the CPU is used to draw the current frame, and if the CPU drawing time is longer than the GPU drawing time, the GPU is used to draw the current frame. In this way, which drawing manner is adopted is dynamically determined according to the drawing time corresponding to the CPU/GPU, so as to shorten a drawing time of each frame to some extent, thereby increasing a display speed of a system and improving display performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xianghong Jia
  • Patent number: 9405122
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for calibrating a binocular optical see-through augmented reality display. A calibration application renders a virtual object to overlay and align with a real-world object on the display, receives a depth between the real-world object and the eyes of the user, receives user input to move the virtual object on the display for depth-disparity calibration, and determines a mapping between the depth and the disparity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Wanmin Wu, Ivana To{hacek over (s)}ić