Patents Examined by David H. Chu
  • Patent number: 10334217
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, by one or more processors, metadata corresponding to a scene, the metadata comprising a current location and orientation of a scene capture device used to capture the metadata, receiving, by the one or more processors, a required recording quality indication from a user, determining, by the one or more processors, according to the metadata, a stored video sequence corresponding to the scene that meets the required recording quality indication and corresponds to the current location and orientation, and determining, by the one or more processors, according to the metadata, a stored video sequence corresponding to the scene, and assembling, by the one or more processors, an output video sequence for the scene that incorporates at least a portion of the stored video sequence. A corresponding computer program product and computer system are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Craig M. Trim
  • Patent number: 10332282
    Abstract: A method and system are described for fragmented presentation of a media content, such as a digital picture. In an exemplary embodiment, the media content is rendered on a display of a recipient portable computing device, such as a smartphone. Simultaneously, a masking layer is rendered on the display “over the top” of the multimedia content. The mask layer obscures the presentation of the media content such that removal of the mask layer, one fragment at a time over a period of time, operates to present portions of the media content rendered below each fragment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Michael McCluney, Adam Ellenbogen
  • Patent number: 10318018
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for generating computer-mediated reality display data based on user instantaneous motion data. A system includes at least one sensor, a mediated reality data source, and a mediated reality display generator that generates displayable mediated reality scene data based on (a) current reality data of the system from the at least one sensor; (b) mediated reality data from the mediated reality data source; and (c) instantaneous motion data of the system from the at least one sensor. In one example the mediated reality display generator generates the displayable mediated reality scene data by generating displayable mediated reality frame data based on the current reality data and the mediated reality data. The operations further include selecting a portion of the displayable mediated reality frame data as the displayable mediated reality scene data based on the instantaneous motion data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Gary Lauder
  • Patent number: 10318629
    Abstract: Examples described herein generally relate to a computer device including display, a memory, and at least one processor configured to render content modules to the display. The processor determines a display size of the display on which the content is to be rendered. The processor determines a priority of each of the multiple content modules. The processor determines, for each content module, display capabilities including one or more numbers of columns that the content module can span at the display size. The processor scores each layout of a first set of multiple layouts of the multiple content modules based on at least a priority, a number of columns, and unused space of the layout. The processor generates instructions for rendering the multiple content modules to the display at the display size according to the one layout of the multiple layouts with a best score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Wei Shaw, Jacek Ciereszko, Michael Gerard McKay, Ankit Goel, Nazuk Jain
  • Patent number: 10303946
    Abstract: A method for offline-service multi-user interaction based on augmented reality (AR) includes scanning, by an AR client terminal of a user, an offline service label at an offline service site. Information of the offline service label is transmitted to a server terminal. Based on the information of the offline service label, the server terminal establishes a service group including the user and a second user that scanned the offline service label. In response to transmitting the information of the offline service label, service data is received from the server terminal. The service data includes information related to the user and information related to the second user. Based on the service data, a service interactive interface is outputted. The service interactive interface displays the information related to the user and the information related to the second user at a position corresponding to the offline service label in an AR scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Huanmi Yin, Xiaodong Zeng, Feng Lin, Jun Wu
  • Patent number: 10304228
    Abstract: A vehicular display apparatus, when a host vehicle follows a preceding vehicle in front, displays a highlighting indication used to highlight the preceding vehicle over the preceding vehicle in a superimposing manner. The vehicular display apparatus includes a preceding vehicle detector that detects the preceding vehicle travelling in front of the host vehicle, a preceding vehicle distance calculator that calculates a distance between the preceding vehicle detected by the preceding vehicle detector and the host vehicle, a highlighting indication setter that sets the highlighting indication to be displayed over the preceding vehicle in a superimposing manner, and causes a highlight level of the highlighting indication to be higher when the distance between the preceding vehicle and the host vehicle calculated by the preceding vehicle distance calculator is long than when the distance is short, and a head-up display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Shishido, Norio Kosaka
  • Patent number: 10290078
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes circuitry that converts user voices that are input into a string of characters reflecting a statement made with the user voices, retrieves one or more items of information related to the string, stores the information being retrieved associated with identification information indicating a retrieval time when the information is retrieved, draws a graphical image including the information being stored on a projection target image to be projected by a projector, and controls the projector to project the projection target image including the graphical image, the graphical image having a size that is determined in accordance with the identification information associated with the information included in the graphical image being projected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryotaro Fujiyama, Takashi Ishida, Naoto Tsuruoka, Kyoko Hashimoto, Shin Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10282360
    Abstract: A system for visually enhancing a chart of one or more data sets with semantic information, the data points in the data sets being values of one or more measures. The system includes a data model that specifies the one or more measures and includes measure annotations for the one or more measures. The measure annotations include semantic information of the measures. The system further includes a processor that executes instructions stored in the memory to implement a chart component. The chart component renders data points of the one or more data sets in a chart, and visually enhances the chart with semantic information of the one or more measures retrieved from the data model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Gerald Krause, Vincent Monnier, Andreas Balzar, Sihang Shao, Jingting Fei
  • Patent number: 10282408
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a storage section and a control section. The storage section stores a plurality of templates having different predetermined designs with template attribute information, the plurality of templates each being applied to a display of a content including at least one of a document and an image with the content being laid out on the template. The control section performs a matching processing of component information, as a search key, of the content with the template attribute information, and selects, as a template corresponding to the content to be applied to the display of the content, a template whose template attribute information has a higher match rate than others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tsunayuki Ohwa, Satoru Inoue, Nariaki Satoh, Shinji Yuhara, Daiki Ito, Takayuki Usami
  • Patent number: 10275915
    Abstract: A method and system for visualization of position data is disclosed in which a user of a GPS-enabled smart device is assigned the role of a virtual paint brush. User location information and brush stroke parameters are used to generate brush stroke traces on a virtual canvas. Position data can be collected in real time or combined with historic data and modified according to predefined criteria before use in the visual display. Position information from other users having their own brush stroke attributes can be received and used to create an interactive and generally real-time multi-user display on the virtual canvas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Miguel Benavides, Fabrizio Augusto Poltronieri
  • Patent number: 10242457
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing content to passengers within a passenger compartment of a vehicle based on pose estimation and/or gaze detection. The system can obtain sensor data, such as image data, representing a passenger within a vehicle. The system can then analyze the sensor data using pose estimation to determine a pose of the passenger within the vehicle, and analyze the sensor data using gaze detection to determine a point of gaze of the passenger. Based on the pose and the point of gaze, the system can determine a surface within the vehicle for providing content. Additionally, the system can identify the content to provide, wherein the content can include general content or location-based content. After identifying the surface and the content, the system can provide the content to the passenger via the surface. In some examples, providing the content includes augmenting the outside environment with the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventor: Gabriel Thurston Sibley
  • Patent number: 10242651
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display apparatus includes a display unit configured to display an image; a character information acquisition unit configured to acquire character information which is associated with the image that is displayed on the display unit; a size acquisition unit configured to acquire a size of the image that is displayed on the display unit; and a display controller configured to determine a display mode of the character information acquired by the character information acquisition unit, in accordance with the size of the image which was acquired by the size acquisition unit, and to display characters and the image on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yubi Takashimada
  • Patent number: 10242463
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying, utilizing a hardware camera of a mobile device, vision code data from a plurality of additional devices, identifying an orientation of the mobile device, utilizing one or more sensors of the mobile device, calculating local observations utilizing the vision code data and the orientation, sending the local observations to a cloud-side service, receiving a timed tile sequence from the cloud-side service, in response to the sending of the local observations, and outputting the timed tile sequence, utilizing a display of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Inseok Hwang, Myung-Chul Kim, Gelareh Taban, Chungkuk Yoo
  • Patent number: 10235786
    Abstract: A context aware clipping mask is described. Context aware clipping masks may provide an automated approach for creating clipping sets that generate aesthetically pleasing photo texts. In at least some implementations, an input image is analyzed to generate an image saliency map and an image gradient map. A plurality of image rects of varying sizes and aspect ratios are generated on a grid over the input image. A score is assigned to each image rect, incorporating a visual composition, a boundary simplicity based on the image gradient map, and a content preservation based on the image saliency map. An image rect with the highest score is selected and utilized to create a photo text from the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas Sharma, Ajay Bedi
  • Patent number: 10231786
    Abstract: Example methods and systems may be used intraoperatively to help surgeons perform accurate and replicable surgeries, such as knee arthroplasty surgeries. An example system combines real time measurement and tracking components with functionality to compile data collected by the hardware to register a bone of a patient, calculate an axis (e.g., mechanical axis) of the leg of the patient, assist a surgeon in placing cut guides, and verify a placement of an inserted prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: AOD Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Ferro, Scott Gill, Austin Ferro, Donald Lee, Joe Phillips
  • Patent number: 10229512
    Abstract: According to another embodiment, a computer program product for implementing visualization data at a mobile device comprises a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, wherein the computer readable storage medium is not a transitory signal per se, and where the program instructions are executable by a processor to cause the processor to perform a method comprising identifying, utilizing the processor and a hardware camera of the mobile device, vision code data from a plurality of additional devices, identifying an orientation of the mobile device, utilizing the processor and one or more sensors of the mobile device, calculating local observations utilizing the processor, the vision code data, and the orientation, sending the local observations to a cloud-side service, utilizing the processor, receiving, utilizing the processor, timed tile sequences from the cloud-side service, in response to the sending of the local observations, and outputting the timed tile sequences,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Inseok Hwang, Myung-Chul Kim, Gelareh Taban, Chungkuk Yoo
  • Patent number: 10223812
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for providing an image validation module. The image validation mobile enables capture, enhancement, validation, and upload of a digital image to a networked computing service, applying criteria that correspond to image validation criteria used by the networked computing service. The image validation mobile may be executed on a mobile computing device, and may authenticate itself to the networked computing service to indicate that digital images have already been validated. The image validation module may provide feedback before, during, or after image capture to enable the capture of valid images, and may provide feedback before, during, or after image enhancement to allow issues that prevent a digital image from passing validation to be addressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Paul Bennett, Thomas Lund Dideriksen, Brian Jackson, Gregory James Nyssen, Dirk Ryan Padfield
  • Patent number: 10219768
    Abstract: Systems and methods for standardizing target lesion selection within cross-sectional medical images can include the acts of: (i) sending a plurality of cross-sectional images to a user device, where each cross-sectional image is a cross-sectional slice of digital medical image data captured at a first timepoint from a radiologic device; (ii) receiving a user input identifying a set of pixels corresponding to a target lesion within a cross-sectional image of the plurality of cross-sectional images; and (iii) generating a target lesion location file that includes a precise anatomical location of the cross-sectional image and a pixel location of the target lesion within the cross-sectional image. The systems and methods can additionally include the act of causing a digital marker to be displayed on the cross-sectional image and on each analogous cross-sectional image captured at a later timepoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: EMASS LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Dennis Smith
  • Patent number: 10216387
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating cartoon content includes: a cut input controller configured to control inputting a signal of adding a cut including a plurality of layers; an effect input controller configured to control inputting a type of an effect applied to the plurality of layers; and a cut generator configured to generate a final cut such that the plurality of layers express the effect in correspondence with a user event received from a user, wherein the effect input controller controls receiving of an initial location and a final location of at least two of the plurality of layers in correspondence with the effect, and the cut generator determines a moving speed of each of the plurality of layers in consideration of a distance difference between the initial location and the final location of each of the plurality of layers, and generates the final cut such that the plurality of layers individually move at the moving speed of each of the plurality of layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NAVER Corporation
    Inventors: Hyo Kim, Hyun Chul Lee, Ji Han Kim, Dai Hyun Lim, Byoung Kwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10217442
    Abstract: A method for the common representation of safety-critical and non-safety-critical information on a display unit of a vehicle. The method includes receiving non-safety-critical information and producing at least one graphic presentation of the non-safety-critical information. The method also includes receiving safety-critical information and producing at least one graphic presentation of the safety-critical information. In addition, the method includes representing the presentations of safety-critical and non-safety-critical information on the display unit, the representation having at least two representation planes. The non-safety-critical information is represented on a rear, in the direction of view of the observer, plane of the at least two representation planes, and the safety-critical information is represented on a front representation plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Meilinger, Ulrich Schneider