Patents Examined by David H. Chu
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10217287
    Abstract: A portable communication device receives evidence information pertaining to an incident scene along with a plurality of incident scene contextual factors pertaining to the evidence information and the incident scene. An optimum search pattern is calculated and displayed as part of an augmented reality of the incident scene. The contextual factors can be weighted to generate an optimum search pattern, such as for different individual user-investigators working at an incident scene or for certain tools being used at an incident scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Bing Qin Lim, Alfy Merican Ahmad Hambaly, Shijie Hua, Chew Yee Kee
  • Patent number: 10186084
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image that shows a real object including a primary recognition target and a secondary recognition target, and a control unit configured to set an augmented reality space associated with the image on the basis of image recognition of the primary recognition target, and configured to decide an augmented reality object to be arranged in the augmented reality space depending on the secondary recognition target that is recognized on the basis of the image recognition of the primary recognition target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Tawara, Atsushi Shionozaki
  • Patent number: 10185482
    Abstract: In the case where entertainment information is acquired as information to be displayed on an instrument panel display 1 when an object indicating driving information is displayed on the instrument panel display 1, an object indicating the entertainment information is moved from the outside of a screen of the instrument panel display 1 to the inside of the screen, and the object indicating the driving information and the object indicating the entertainment information are displayed such that all or part of the object indicating the entertainment information passes behind the object indicating the driving information during the movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Mori, Takehisa Mizuguchi, Yoshiaki Watanabe, Yasuaki Takimoto, Hiroyuki Yokota
  • Patent number: 10182201
    Abstract: A projector is configured so as to be able to perform a plurality of types of image processing on processing target data in the case in which one of still image data and data of a frame constituting video data is input as the processing target data. A video processing section includes a selector for controlling an execution sequence of the types of image processing to be executed, and a panel correction section for outputting the processing target data having been processed in the execution sequence controlled by the control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Mizushiro
  • Patent number: 10181221
    Abstract: Provided is a display control apparatus including a state detection unit configured to detect a state of a user who observes an image, and a display control unit configured to cause a display to display the image in which a plurality of display content items are superimposed on a photographed image, and to control a behavior of each of the display content items according to the state of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuya Hanai, Shingo Tsurumi
  • Patent number: 10176643
    Abstract: Three-dimensional reference object data indicating a boundary of a reference object contained in a real video image is generated from first data containing the real video image based on a positional relation between a virtual screen position where the real video image is displayed and a virtual camera position corresponding to a camera position. Second data is generated, which indicates an object constituting a virtual three-dimensional CG space generated by reproducing an actual space where the real video image is taken. Third data is data in which the virtual camera position in the virtual three-dimensional CG space is determined in such a manner that the boundary of the reference object in the reference object data and a boundary of the object corresponding to the reference object in the second data are caused to coincide with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: CAPCOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Thomas Hart, Minoru Nakai, Koichi Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10176640
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to generating, conducting, and reporting digital surveys utilizing augmented reality devices and/or virtual reality devices. In particular, in one or more embodiments, the disclosed systems and methods assist administrators in generating digital surveys utilizing interactive virtual environments via a virtual reality device and/or augmented reality elements via an augmented reality device. Similarly, the disclosed systems and methods can provide digital surveys via augmented reality devices and/or virtual reality devices, for instance, by monitoring user interactions via the augmented reality and/or virtual reality devices and providing digital surveys based on the monitored user interactions. Furthermore, the disclosed systems and methods can present survey results and allow administrators to interact with survey results utilizing augmented reality devices and/or virtual reality devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: QUALTRICS, LLC
    Inventors: Blake Andrew Tierney, Milind Kopikare, Larry Dean Cheesman
  • Patent number: 10169554
    Abstract: A work support system of an embodiment of the present invention includes a list display control unit to display, on a display device, a first list including a plurality of unprocessed task indices and a second list including a plurality of processed task indices and a first moving display control unit to display, when attribution of one of the unprocessed task indices in the first list is changed to a processed task index, the task index, attribution of which is changed, in a moving manner from the first list to the second list, wherein the first moving display control unit displays such that the task index attribution of which is changed is visually recognized as passing behind the unprocessed task indices when displaying such that the task index, attribution of which is changed, passes a display location of at least the unprocessed task indices of other task indices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Ohsumi
  • Patent number: 10169919
    Abstract: Many headset devices, such as virtual reality helmets, present visuals that respond to the user's motion, such that a rotation of the user's head causes the visual to be re-rendered from a correspondingly rotated perspective. The lag between the user's motion and the updated rendering from the new perspective may be perceivable even at high framerates, and may induce unpleasant feelings such as vertigo. Instead, headset devices may respond to detected motion by identifying a displacement of the physical location of the visual that causes it to maintain a physical position relative to a stationary reference point. The display is operatively coupled with a displacer, such as actuators or a projection adjustment, that are engaged to displace the display according to the identified displacement and maintain a physical location of the visual relative to the stationary reference point (e.g., until the visual is re-rendered from the updated perspective).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventor: Benoit Schillings
  • Patent number: 10168742
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed. An example apparatus to update a spatially adjustable display disclosed herein includes a display size monitor to acquire an indication of a size of the spatially adjustable display, a service image comparator to compare the indication of the size to a size model, and a source image adjuster to invoke visual configuration adjustments to an output image of the spatially adjustable display based on parameters identified in the size model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: David W. Browning
  • Patent number: 10162974
    Abstract: An example method is provided for a computing device, coupled to a first display and a second display, to conceal sensitive information on a display. The method may comprise in response to detecting sensitive information in a desktop shown on the first display, generating a replacement image that conceals the detected sensitive information in the desktop and sending the replacement image to the second display for display. Otherwise, a mirror image of the desktop shown on the first display may be sent to the second display for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Guoxin Liu, Yunxia Cheng, Yuping Wei, Jian Mu, Yueting Zhang, Wenlong Shao
  • Patent number: 10152826
    Abstract: An augmented reality display system includes: a data producing system that produces position information of an object; a cloud server that receives the position information produced by the data producing system; and a terminal device connectable to the cloud server through a network. The terminal device includes: an imaging unit that produces an image data; a camera attitude estimating unit that estimates an attitude of the imaging unit from the image data; a data receiving unit that receives a content and the position information regarding the content from the cloud server; a data overlaying unit that transforms the position information correspondingly to the attitude of the imaging unit estimated by the camera attitude estimating unit, and overlays the content on the image data based on a reference position indicated by the transformed position information to obtain an overlay image data; and a display unit that displays the overlay image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Mangement Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Saito
  • Patent number: 10147210
    Abstract: Described are systems and techniques to generate data for display to present visualizations of data acquired from sensors in a facility. The data visualizations may be used to develop, configure, administer, or otherwise support operation of the facility. In one implementation, the visualization may include a view incorporating aggregated images acquired from multiple cameras, depth data, tracking information about objects in the facility, and so forth. An analyst may use the data visualization to determine occurrence of an action in the facility such as a pick of an item, place of an item, what item was involved with an action, what user was involved with the action, and so forth. Based on the information presented by the data visualization, changes may be made to data processing parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nishitkumar Ashokkumar Desai, Frank Florian Liberato, Jr., I-Hung Wang, Daniel Bibireata, Muralidhar Koka
  • Patent number: 10140736
    Abstract: A graphics processing system for generating a render output using an input curve defined in a world space includes processing circuitry configured to determine a portion of a canonical curve defined in canonical space that corresponds to the input curve and the transformation needed to map the input curve to the portion of the canonical curve. For sampling points in the world space surrounding the input curve, the processing circuitry is configured to transform the sampling points from the world space to the canonical space using the determined transformation between the world space and the canonical space; and determine, in the canonical space, the closest point on the determined portion of the canonical curve to the transformed sampling point. The system also includes processing circuitry capable of using the determined closest points on the canonical curve for the transformed sampling points in the canonical space when generating a render output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Christopher John Leslie Doran, Richard Callum Baird Evans, Wasim Abbas, Roberto Lopez Mendez