Patents Examined by Chante? Harrison
  • Patent number: 10176625
    Abstract: A method uses a two-dimensional (2D) camera in two different positions to provide first and second 2D images having three common cardinal points. It further uses a three-dimensional (3D) measuring device to measure two 3D coordinates. The first and second 2D images and the two 3D coordinates are combined to obtain a scaled 3D image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Robert E. Bridges
  • Patent number: 10163198
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for displaying an image on a portable image device are provided. The method includes receiving a first input from an object detection device, the first input being an indication that a marker associated with an object is detected, determining a configuration of the object based on the first input, generating a first image corresponding to the object based on the configuration of the object, and displaying the first image on an image display device of the portable image device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ciaran Rochford, Xiaoguang Li
  • Patent number: 10146300
    Abstract: An apparatus for virtual reality object position includes a processor and memory that stores executable code to determine a position of an object in a simulated reality (“SR”) emulation with respect to a position of a user. The SR emulation is viewable by the user with an SR viewer. The SR viewer has a limited field of view. The code is executable to determine a position of the field of view of the SR viewer with respect to the object, and to emit a visual indicator from a direction of the object and in a direction of the user. The visual indicator is visible in the field of view of the SR viewer, and the visual indicator within the field of view includes an indication of the position of the object with respect to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: James Gordon McLean
  • Patent number: 10127331
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems are used for three-dimensional models for three-dimensional makers to indicate engineering requirements. In an example, operations may be effectuated that include displaying a graphical user interface including an object in a three-dimensional (3D) space and receiving first data that includes a link between a flag and a component of the object. The flag may be indicative of an engineering requirement associated with the component of the object. The flag in the 3D space approximate to the component of the object may be displayed based on the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: David D. Briggs, Lloyd James Milton, Andrew Allen Kevin Austill, Anthony Robert Davies, Gregory Dean Lane
  • Patent number: 10114799
    Abstract: Methods (800), apparatuses (100), and computer readable storage mediums of arranging a digital image in one of several image receiving placeholders of an electronic photo album document are provided. The document is displayed (802) on a first virtual plane of a display on a display device. Digital images are displayed (804) on display; the digital images are arranged on a second virtual plane separate from first virtual plane. At least one of the digital images and document are partly transparent enabling the digital images and document to be contemporaneously visible. The second virtual plane extends beyond the boundary of display and can be panned on display device independently of document. A digital image is selected (806) from the displayed digital images; upon selection, the non-selected digital images are at least partly hidden so that the visibility of document on display device is increased. The selected digital image is arranged (808) in an image receiving placeholder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mark Ronald Tainsh, Ivan Matic
  • Patent number: 10102654
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for visualizing an iso-surface is disclosed. The computer-implemented method includes generating a plurality of view-point images and view-point metadata of an iso-surface from the perspective of a plurality of view-points. Further, the computer-implemented method includes transferring one or more of the view-point images and view-point metadata to a client device. Furthermore, the computer-implemented method includes displaying the one of the view-point images on the client device. The computer-implemented method includes receiving a user indication for a new user selected view-point and sending a request to the High Performance Computing cluster for a new view-point image, wherein the new user selected view-point image is from non view-point orientation. The computer-implemented method also includes generating a new user view-point image and pixel depth metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Cascade Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Philips, Phuc Vinh Quang, Babak Hejazialhosseini, Michael Emory, Frank Ham
  • Patent number: 10104333
    Abstract: In order for an electronic device not equipped with FLASH playback software to reproduce SWF format vector data, the present invention provides a connection search unit that searches for a connection between terminal points of line segments forming SWF format vector data, searching being performed for each fill style pertaining to the line segments; an confined space determination control unit that determines whether line segments determined to be connected form an confined space, and when the line segments form an confined space, establishes the line segments as line segments of the confined space and the fill style pertaining to the line segments as a fill style of the confined space; and a vector data output unit that outputs vector data based on the line segments and the fill style established for the confined space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Parrott, Yota Hisamichi
  • Patent number: 10102827
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a panoramic image(s) may include a processor and memory storing executable computer code causing the apparatus to at least perform operations including generating a panoramic image(s) based on performing registration on at least two images associated with depth map data and determining an overlap region(s) between the two images within first and second items of depth map data. The computer program code may further cause the apparatus to label the overlap region(s) within the first or second item of depth map data based on generating a virtual seam(s) connecting portions of the two images to generate a composite image. The portions correspond to image data within first and second items of depth map data. The computer program code may further cause the apparatus to blend the seam of the composite image to obtain the panoramic image. Corresponding methods and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Gururaj Gopal Putraya, Pranav Mishra, Krishna Annasagar Govindarao
  • Patent number: 10096135
    Abstract: When graphics computations are to be performed to calculate the display data of a figure to be drawn within a frame that is formed of a plurality of lines in accordance with input vector data, the present invention reduces the storage capacity of a RAM to which a work area for storing intermediate data is allocated. When the graphics computations are to be performed, the frame in which the figure is to be displayed is segmented into a plurality of drawing areas for each of the lines. As regards the work area for storing the intermediate data, the same work area is allocated to all the drawing areas. The graphics computations for calculating the intermediate data of the individual drawing areas are sequentially performed by repeatedly using the same work area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Shinichi Asano, Osamu Nakamura, Shinji Yamano
  • Patent number: 10089786
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product render a graphical user interface (GUI) on an optical see-through head mounted display (HMD). The apparatus obtains a location on the HMD corresponding to a user interaction with a GUI object displayed on the HMD. The GUI object may be an icon on the HMD and the user interaction may be an attempt by the user to select the icon through an eye gaze or gesture. The apparatus determines whether a spatial relationship between the location of user interaction and the GUI object satisfies a criterion, and adjusts a parameter of the GUI object when the criterion is not satisfied. The parameter may be one or more of a size of the GUI object, a size of a boundary associated with the GUI object or a location of the GUI object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kexi Liu, Md Sazzadur Rahman, Martin H. Renschler, Babak Forutanpour
  • Patent number: 10083530
    Abstract: A multivariate digital separation of classes and display device and method for generating pictures of data set comprised of points in hyperspace. An input device may include a keyboard, a laboratory instrument such as a mass spectrometer, a reader of computer readable medium, or a network interface device. An output device may include a monitor used in conjunction with either a 2D or 3D printer or both. A computer processor receives data from the input device and performs a series of steps to create a 2D or 3D image of the pairs-hyperspace of all pairs of classes in data set. The resulting image is then produced in a non-transitory medium by at least one of the output devices. The processor steps include the use of maximizing the degree of separation between all classes in the data set as well as transformation of separated data points of all classes into pairs-hyperspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Waleed M Maswadeh, Arnold P. Snyder
  • Patent number: 10078909
    Abstract: An online system customizes video conversations between users of the online system by providing graphics that are likely to interest the users. The online system may present composite views overlaying selected graphics on a video stream, which may be part of an augmented reality (AR) environment. The graphics include, for example, background graphics, masks, props, visual or particular effects, frames or borders, etc. The online system may use a machine learning model to predict whether a user is likely to select or interact with a particular graphic. The online system can also filter or rank graphics according to user affinities or user connections on the online system. Users may be encouraged to interact with the graphics that are customized to their specific interests, which can promote an engaging video conversation or AR experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Crystal Rhan-Tsor Chen, Lydia Han, Aigerim Shorman, Tanner Cotant Christensen, Noah Bradley Blecher, Daniil Burdakov, Karthik Narayan, Harshdeep Singh, Pradeep George Mathias, Deepa Diwakar, Tamar Bar Lev, Christopher Jon Lang, Shupin Mao
  • Patent number: 10068383
    Abstract: One variation of a method for dynamically displaying multiple virtual and augmented reality scenes on a single display includes determining a set of global transform parameters from a combination of user-defined inputs, user-measured inputs, and device orientation and position derived from sensor inputs; calculating a projection from a configurable function of the global transform parameters, context provided by the user and context specific to a virtual and augmented reality scene; rendering a virtual and augmented reality scene with the calculated projection on a subframe of the display; and repeating the previous two steps to render additional virtual and augmented reality scenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Terrence Edward McArdle, Benjamin Zeis Newhouse, Amir Akbarzadeh
  • Patent number: 10063848
    Abstract: The perception of a displayed image is altered for viewers moving relative to the position of the display system screen, thereby imparting a sense of three-dimensional immersion in the scene being displayed. A display generator generates a scene having foreground and background elements, and a display screen displaying the scene. A sensor detects the position of a viewer relative to the display screen, and a processor is operative to shift the relative position of the foreground and background elements in the displayed scene as a function of viewer position, such that the viewer's perspective of the scene changes as the viewer moves relative to the display screen. The foreground and background elements may be presented in the form of multiple superimposed graphics planes, and/or a camera may be used to record the scene through panning at sequential angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: John G. Posa, Barry H. Schwab
  • Patent number: 9967538
    Abstract: Automultiscopic displays enable glasses-free 3D viewing by providing both binocular and motion parallax. Within the display field of view, different images are observed depending on the viewing direction. When moving outside the field of view, the observed images may repeat. Light fields produced by lenticular and parallax-barrier automultiscopic displays may have repetitive structure with significant discontinuities between the fields of view. This repetitive structure induces visual artifacts in the form of view discontinuities, depth reversals, and extensive disparities. To overcome this problem, a method modifies the presented light field image content and makes it more repetitive. In the method, a light field is refined using global and local shearing and then the repeating fragments are stitched. The method reduces the discontinuities in the displayed light field and leads to visual quality improvements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Massachussetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Piotr Krzysztof Didyk, Song-Pei Du, Frederic Durand, Wojciech Matusik
  • Patent number: 9940009
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a technique for allowing a user to easily scroll content. [Solution] There is provided a display control device including a first acquiring unit configured to acquire orientation of a display unit detected by a first detecting unit, and a display control unit configured to display content at the display unit. The display control unit scrolls the content according to the orientation of the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Yasuyuki Koga
  • Patent number: 9928630
    Abstract: Facilities for hiding sensitive content visible through a transparent display. An example method includes identifying sensitive content adjacent to a first side of a transparent display device, detecting a viewing direction to the sensitive content through the transparent display device from a position adjacent to a second side of the transparent display device, determining, based at least in part on the detected viewing direction, a display area of the transparent display device through which at least a portion of the sensitive content is visible from the position adjacent to the second side of the transparent display device, and presenting, in the display area, digital content at least partially blocking the sensitive content from view from the position adjacent to the second side of the transparent display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 9921073
    Abstract: An eyewear-type mobile terminal includes a camera; an output unit configured to output road guide information; and a controller configured to: acquire information about a current position; cause the output unit to output the road guide information for a route from the current position to a destination; cause the camera to acquire visual information in real-time while the road guide information is output; and update the road guide information in real-time based on the acquired visual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jeongyoon Rhee, Taeseong Kim, Taekyoung Lee, Yujune Jang
  • Patent number: 9922461
    Abstract: A reality augmenting method, a client device and a server are provided. The reality augmenting method includes: obtaining information related to an object to be identified, in which the information includes image information of the object; sending the information to a server, receiving augmented information of the object and display position information of the augmented information returned from the server according to the information; and displaying the augmented information and the image information simultaneously according to the display position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chunyong Yang, Zhouzhou He, Zhengchao Fu, Xin Sui
  • Patent number: 9916002
    Abstract: Augmented and virtual reality systems are becoming increasingly popular. Unfortunately, their potential for social interaction is difficult to realize with existing techniques. Various of the disclosed embodiments facilitate social augmented and virtual reality experiences using, e.g., topologies connecting disparate device types, shared-environments, messaging systems, virtual object placements, etc. Some embodiments employ pose-search systems and methods that provide more granular pose determinations than were previously possible. Such granularity may facilitate functionality that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to achieve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Eonite Perception Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Petrovskaya, Peter Varvak