Patents Examined by Diane M Wills
  • Patent number: 11032585
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating synthetic video are disclosed. For example, a system may include a memory unit and a processor configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include receiving video data, normalizing image frames, generating difference images, and generating an image sequence generator model. The operations may include training an autoencoder model using difference images, the autoencoder comprising an encoder model and a decoder model. The operations may include identifying a seed image frame and generating a seed difference image from the seed image frame. The operations may include generating, by the image sequence generator model, synthetic difference images based on the seed difference image. In some aspects, the operations may include using the decoder model to synthetic normalized image frames from the synthetic difference images. The operations may include generating synthetic video by adding background to the synthetic normalized image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Walters, Vincent Pham, Kate Key, Kenneth Taylor, Anh Truong, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad, Jeremy Goodsitt
  • Patent number: 11024083
    Abstract: A server is disclosed. A server for providing a content to a user terminal device providing a virtual reality service comprises: a communication unit for performing communication with at least one source device and the user terminal device; and a processor for, when a content transmission request for a preconfigured location is received from the user terminal device, receiving a content photographed in a real time from a source device of the preconfigured location on the basis of location information received from at least one source device, and providing the content to the user terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Do-wan Kim, Ji-hwan Woo, Han-il Yu
  • Patent number: 11017517
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for allocating differential bandwidth for each screen region by using image complexity information. According to an embodiment, a method and apparatus for receiving streaming data request a server for information relating to content to differentially determine quality of a plurality of regions divided from a predetermined frame of the content according to a network state; among at least one segment for each region encoded with at least one quality for each of the plurality of regions, receive a segment for each region encoded according to the quality for each region determined based on the information relating to the content from the server over a network; generate a reconstruction image for each region by decoding the segment for each region; and merge and render the reconstruction image for each region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kil-jong Kim, Soon-gi Hong, Do-young Joung, Chang-hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 11010038
    Abstract: A method is provided for modifying an image. The method comprises displaying an image, the image comprising a portion of an object; and determining if an edge of the object is in a location within the portion. The method further comprises detecting movement, in a member direction, of an operating member with respect to the edge. The method still further comprises moving, if the edge is not in the location, the object in an object direction corresponding to the detected movement; and modifying, if the edge is in the location, the image in response to the detected movement, the modified image comprising the edge in the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Miyazawa, Tetsuo Ikeda, Fuminori Homma, Reiko Miyazaki, Ken Miyashita, Shoichiro Moriya
  • Patent number: 11004246
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for a jewelry generation service are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: 2238534 ONTARIO INC.
    Inventors: Stan Cheng, Anthony Davis, Schuyler Jager, Homa Esmaili
  • Patent number: 10991134
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein are directed towards controlling a level of detail for geostreaming data. In some examples, an identifying event data that includes location information. A polygon may be defined that comprises points on a map corresponding to the event data. A first level of detail may be determined and a fidelity of the polygon may be changed based at least in part on the first level of detail. Second event data may be received that identifies a location of an object. It may be identified whether the object is within the location information and a user interface may be prepared that presents whether the object is in an affected area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Hoyong Park, Iuliia Shmeleva, Ilya Sergeyevich Shikalov
  • Patent number: 10984500
    Abstract: An example preprocessor circuit for formatting image data into a plurality of streams of image samples includes: a plurality of memory banks configured to store the image data; multiplexer circuitry coupled to the memory banks; a first plurality of registers coupled to the multiplexer circuitry; a second plurality of registers coupled to the first plurality of registers, outputs of the second plurality of registers configured to provide the plurality of streams of image samples; bank address and control circuitry coupled to control inputs of the plurality of memory banks, the multiplexer circuitry, and the first plurality of registers; output control circuitry coupled to control inputs of the second plurality of registers; and a control state machine coupled to the bank address and control circuitry and the output control circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventors: Ashish Sirasao, Elliott Delaye, Aaron Ng, Ehsan Ghasemi
  • Patent number: 10964118
    Abstract: Systems and methods of using augmented reality (AR) with object recognition (OR) in a physical environment to advance a narrative may be provided. For example, the system may access narrative data representing the narrative. The system may, for a first node of the one or more nodes: generate a user interface associated with the narrative for the first node and access a first decision rule specifying a first physical object to be recognized to advance past the first node in the narrative. The system may further perform image recognition on an image of the physical environment, determine that the first physical object is in the physical environment based on the image recognition, transition from the first node in the narrative based on the first decision rule and the determination, and update the user interface to a second node in the narrative based on the transition from the first node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: PARTICLE INK, LLC
    Inventor: Sephi Joseph Shapira
  • Patent number: 10957102
    Abstract: A Virtual Reality (VR) system and method are provided that facilitates diagnosing and solving problems associated with a terminal. A VR session is established and a VA room rendered for participants. Files describing and program instructions for interactively manipulating the terminal are loaded into the VR room. At least one component piece of the SST is manipulated based on direction provided by a VR input device operated by a participant during the VR session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Yehoshua Zvi Licht, Grant Charles Paton, Joseph Arnold White, Mariano J. Maluf
  • Patent number: 10950039
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus that: acquires a depth map that includes information that indicates a distance up to a subject in an actual space, the depth map including, for each of one or a plurality of areas in the depth map, information regarding the distance up to a subject portion that appears in the area and regarding a color component of the subject portion; and generates a composite image in which a virtual object is arranged in a scene image that represents a scene of the actual space. The image processing apparatus determines a display color of the virtual object on the basis of the distance up to the subject portion that appears in the depth map and the color component thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Shinya Wada
  • Patent number: 10943393
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for optimizing three-dimensional models. One of the methods includes determining, for a three-dimensional model of an object to be optimized, a plurality of points on the object that each have at least a threshold likelihood of being a focal point, the object having two or more regions each of which include one or more textures, one or more meshes, or both; identifying, from the two or more regions, one or more non-focal regions that i) each do not include any of the plurality of points, and ii) are a proper subset of the two or more regions; generating, using the one or more non-focal regions, an optimized three-dimensional model for the object with a smaller size less than a larger size of the three-dimensional model; and storing the optimized three-dimensional model in a non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Vertebrae Inc.
    Inventors: Garrett Eastham, Tyler John Lindberg, Keith Cody Rives, Kwun Yin Choy, Vincent Thomas Cacace
  • Patent number: 10930241
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods that place a known color monitor (known by unique serial number or SKU) into a desired state for displaying digital pathology image data. Using an application programming interface, any color monitor that implements MCCS can be calibrated and characterized immediately before each display of digital pathology image data and can also be periodically reset (if needed) during display of digital pathology image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LEICA BIOSYSTEMS IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Allen Olson, Ruben Campos Zurriaga, Reiner Jung
  • Patent number: 10922876
    Abstract: A method, computer readable medium, and system are disclosed for redirecting a user's movement through a physical space while the user views a virtual environment. A temporary visual suppression event is detected when a user's eyes move relative to the user's head while viewing a virtual scene displayed on a display device, an orientation of the virtual scene relative to the user is modified to direct the user to physically move along a planned path through a virtual environment corresponding to the virtual scene, and the virtual scene is displayed on the display device according to the modified orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Qi Sun, Anjul Patney, Omer Shapira, Morgan McGuire, Aaron Eliot Lefohn, David Patrick Luebke
  • Patent number: 10909734
    Abstract: A data visualization method and apparatus, where the method includes displaying a first density distribution diagram on a first map, where the first density distribution diagram represents density distribution, in a region, of source locations of flow events whose destinations are located in a target reference region, and displaying a second density distribution diagram on a second map, where the second density distribution diagram represents density distribution, in a region, of destinations of flow events whose source locations are located in the target reference region. Hence, bidirectional density distribution associated with each other using the target reference region are displayed on two maps in a linked manner, thereby implementing visualization of bidirectional density distribution data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bing Ni, Yanhui Geng, Wenchao Wu
  • Patent number: 10885604
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for 3D waveform mapping of full-parallel structure, first, a 3D waveform mapping database is created according to the size of a 3D waveform image, the number of bits of probability value and the ADC's resolution of data acquisition module, then the 3D waveform mapping database is divided into Mt√óMa independent mapping storage areas along the time axis and the amplitude axis, and each independent mapping storage area is assigned a RAM, then RAMs are selected and addresses are calculated based on the sampling values and the structure of created 3D waveform mapping database, finally, parallel mappings are performed simultaneously on the time axis and the amplitude axis according to the selected RAMs and calculated addresses. Thus, the mapping time are shorten, especially in vector mapping mode, several RAMs are used for mapping, so the WCR of DSO is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF ELECTRONIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF CHINA
    Inventors: Wuhuang Huang, Pan Wang, Jun Jiang, Peng Ye, Kuojun Yang, Lianping Guo, Hao Zeng, Shuo Wang, Jian Gao
  • Patent number: 10878604
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described herein for generating a triangle mesh for an image represented by curves (e.g., Bezier segments). An outline of an image is determined and reduced to a set of connected polylines that are efficiently represented in an edge list. A triangle mesh is generated based on the edge list, rather than by directly sampling the curves of the image and using the samples as vertices of triangles. Thus, the triangle mesh is generated with a number of triangles independent from a number of curves representing the image. Samples of the curves are bound to the triangle mesh by representing the samples with barycentric coordinates with respect to a triangle in the mesh. Hence, once a mesh is deformed, locations of the samples are determined from the barycentric coordinates and triangles in the deformed mesh, and used to reconstruct the curves of the deformed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Vineet Batra, Matthew David Fisher, Kevin John Wampler, Daniel M. Kaufman, Ankit Phogat
  • Patent number: 10872463
    Abstract: A method for compressing depth information for a three-dimensional virtual scene includes, at a computing device, recognizing a three-dimensional virtual scene including one or more locally-maintained virtual objects. Positioning information for one or more remotely-maintained virtual objects to be included in the three-dimensional virtual scene are received from a remote device. For a virtual view of the three-dimensional virtual scene having a virtual perspective, different portions of the virtual view are classified as belonging to one of a plurality of different occlusion classes, each of the plurality of different occlusion classes specifying an occlusion relationship between locally-maintained virtual objects and remotely-maintained virtual objects in the virtual view. A depth-compressed representation indicating the occlusion class for each of the different portions of the virtual view is output to the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dag Birger Frommhold, Pavlos Mavridis, Benjamin Markus Thaut
  • Patent number: 10839591
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a virtual view broadcaster, a cloud-based renderer, and a method of providing stereoscopic images. In one embodiment, the method includes (1) generating a monoscopic set of rendered images and (2) converting the set of rendered images into a stereoscopic pair of images employing depth information from the monoscopic set of rendered images and raymarching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Alexey Panteleev, Dmitry Duka
  • Patent number: 10839576
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying a virtual reticle in an augmented or virtual reality environment by a wearable device are described. The environment can include real or virtual objects that may be interacted with by the user through a variety of poses, such as, e.g., head pose, eye pose or gaze, or body pose. The user may select objects by pointing the virtual reticle toward a target object by changing pose or gaze. The wearable device can recognize that an orientation of a user's head or eyes is outside of a range of acceptable or comfortable head or eye poses and accelerate the movement of the reticle away from a default position and toward a position in the direction of the user's head or eye movement, which can reduce the amount of movement by the user to align the reticle and target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Armistead Hoover, Sam Baker, Jennifer M. R. Devine
  • Patent number: 10839477
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to tile-aware sector cache for graphics are described. One embodiment enables a sector cache implementation (e.g., in graphics implementations) to reduce the size of the tag space. The reduction in tag space, in turn, reduces power consumption, (e.g., via reduced ways). Moreover, cache efficiency is maintained by keeping the sector utilization at a high rate in one or more embodiments. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Altug Koker, Aditya Navale