Patents Examined by Donna J Ricks
  • Patent number: 11210763
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus of the technique of this disclosure includes processing units, storage units, a control unit, dividing units which divide image data, and combining units which combine image data. The control unit specifies processing for which image data is divided according to a status of use of the storage units. The control unit causes one of the image processing units to process one of parts of image data divided based on a dividing position, combines the processed part of image data with the other part of image data, causes the other of the image processing units to process the other of parts of image data, the other of parts of image data being not processed by the one of the image processing units, and combines the processed part of image data with the one part of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazunori Matsuyama
  • Patent number: 11189001
    Abstract: An image signal processor for generating a converted image based on a raw image includes processing circuitry configured to store data corresponding to a plurality of lines of a received image in a line buffer, perform an image processing operation by filtering the data stored in the line buffer based on at least one filter, and divide the raw image into a plurality of sub-images and request the plurality of sub-images from a memory in which the raw image is stored, such that the plurality of sub-images are sequentially received by the line buffer, a width of each of the plurality of sub-images being less than a width of the line buffer, and the plurality of sub-images being parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong-hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 11189006
    Abstract: Managing data for transportation is provided via storing data at a host device, where the data is processed and encapsulated into transport units having a maximum size. The data is divided and processed into processed portions of varying size. The processed portions are stored sequentially into an output buffer to form the transport units, with a potential start field space left between each processed portion. A set of processed portions stored in the output buffer is determined based on sizes of the processed portions, the set starting after a previous actual start field where the set has a size less than the maximum size and a potential start field space after a last of the processed portions in the set is replaced by an actual start field to define the set. Sets of processed portions delimited by actual start fields may then be output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: DISPLAYLINK (UK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Cezary Boguslaw Bloch
  • Patent number: 11189002
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for detecting when geometry shaders output a constant amount of data and writing the data into an output stream buffer. In one aspect, an exemplary method comprises gathering information about a number of block executions associated with the received data, analyzing the gathered information to determine whether constant or variable amount of data is generated for at least one of: a stream output or a rasterization, and when the constant amount of data is generated for the stream output, writing the generated data directly into a stream output buffer, and when the constant amount of data is generated for the rasterization, writing the generated data into a rasterization buffer either directly or through a use of an intermediate index buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Parallels International GmbH
    Inventors: Evgeny Nikitenko, Alexey Ivanov, Nikolay Dobrovolskiy
  • Patent number: 11172160
    Abstract: In a method of operating a display device supporting a variable frame mode, frame data are received during a constant active period of a frame period including the active period and a variable blank period, the received frame data are written to a frame memory in the active period, the received frame data are outputted to a data driver in the active period to display an image based on the received frame data, a time of the variable blank period is counted, and, when the time of the variable blank period reaches a predetermined threshold blank time, the frame data stored in the frame memory are outputted to the data driver in the variable blank period to display an image based on the frame data stored in the frame memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong-Kyu Kim, Yong-Bum Kim, Po-Yun Park, Dong-Hyun Yeo, Byungkil Jeon
  • Patent number: 11170683
    Abstract: An operating method of a display driving integrated circuit (DDIC) includes correcting first image data using correction data in a first operating mode. The first image data is received from a processor via an interface, and the correction data is stored in a first memory included in the DDIC. The method further includes storing second image data received from the processor in the first memory in response to a mode switching signal controlling the DDIC to switch to a second operating mode, and displaying the second image data on a display panel in the second operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung Hun Han, Mi Ran Kim
  • Patent number: 11164358
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for real-time rendering of giga-pixel images. Image data are subject to offline pre-processing, and then are subject to data decoding and redirection through a decoding module. A corresponding scheduling strategy is determined according to different image inputs, and rendering is executed by a renderer. The present invention may realize the real-time rendering of a giga-pixel panoramic view in a conventional display device, to greatly reduce the resource allocated for rendering of giga-pixel images. The present invention may render an image originally requiring a 40G or more video memory capacity on a common video card with a 1G-4G video memory capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: PLEX-VR DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wentao Lyu, Yingliang Zhang, Anpei Chen, Minye Wu
  • Patent number: 11151683
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are generally directed to conservative rasterization pipeline configurations that allow EarlyZ to be enabled for conservative rasterization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek Venkatesh, Selvakumar Panneer
  • Patent number: 11146763
    Abstract: A photo filter (e.g., artistic) light field effect system comprises an eyewear device that includes a frame, a temple connected to a lateral side of the frame, and a depth-capturing camera. Execution of programming by a processor configures the photo filter light field effect system to apply a photo filter selection to: (i) a left raw image or a left processed image to create a left photo filter image, and (ii) a right raw image or a right processed image to create a right photo filter image. The photo filter light field effect system generates, a photo filter light field effect image with an appearance of a spatial rotation or movement, by blending together the left photo filter image and the right photo filter image based on a left image disparity map and a right image disparity map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Sagi Katz
  • Patent number: 11138788
    Abstract: A three-dimensional model creator creates individual models indicative of individual shapes of at least two objects from an integrated model created based on data obtained by imaging or measuring the objects together. The three-dimensional model creator creates a plurality of division models by dividing the integrated model with extension planes obtained by extending surfaces that define the integrated model, identifies two-dimensional regions in which the objects exist individually, based on the obtained data, tags the division models based on projections of the division models and the two-dimensional regions, and creates the individual models of the objects from the tagged division models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventors: Rie Oota, Mamoru Kubo
  • Patent number: 11138775
    Abstract: An interactive illustration system, interactive animation system, and methods of use are presented. The present disclosure reveals an illustration and/or narrative and/or geometric figure in subsequent layers so that a user can be surprised by the coloring and engaged by the stimulus of the surprise created by the experience. The present disclosure relates to an interactive coloring system and animation system having gamification elements and interactive graphical features. More specifically, and without limitation, the present disclosure relates to interactivity and gamification in the coloring game genre.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Richard R. Rosser
  • Patent number: 11132766
    Abstract: An image processing method and device are disclosed. The method is applicable to an image processing device having an operating system, and the method includes: receiving, by an image processing module of the operating system, an instruction of a first application program to call the image processing module of the operating system, where the instruction carries a to-be-displayed image and a resolution of the to-be-displayed image; and when the resolution of the to-be-displayed image is less than a first threshold, performing, by the image processing module, super-resolution processing on the to-be-displayed image, and displaying an image obtained after the super-resolution processing, to resolve a problem of a low image definition in a conventional display method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuang Ting Chuang, Xin Jin, Huihai Shen, Yuchao Lin, Junxiong Sun, Xiaodong Liu
  • Patent number: 11105651
    Abstract: A display system includes a recognizer configured to recognize a surrounding situation of a vehicle, a display configured to display images, and a display controller configured to cause the display to display an image representing a road shape around the vehicle recognized by the recognizer, wherein, when a lane in which the vehicle can travel in the same direction as a travel direction of the vehicle is added, the display controller causes the display to display an image about the added lane outside the image representing the road shape on the side on which the lane is added before the display is caused to display an image representing a shape of the added lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jumpei Ichinokawa
  • Patent number: 11100904
    Abstract: According to embodiments, an image drawing apparatus includes: an SRAM; and a transaction conversion unit configured to convert a transaction based on a virtual address indicating a pixel position in a storage area of the SRAM into a transaction based on a physical address in the SRAM. When the storage area is divided into a plurality of windows in a row direction and a column direction so that each window includes one or more lines, and an assigned area which is assigned the physical address in the SRAM is set in each of the windows, the transaction conversion unit converts the transaction based on the virtual address into the transaction based on the physical address based on whether the pixel position indicated by the virtual address is in the assigned area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Takemoto, Yuji Hisamatsu, Shinichi Shionoya, Michio Katsuhara
  • Patent number: 11100605
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for calculating graphics resources for a virtual machine. One of the methods includes determining resources available on a graphics card device included in a computer executing a plurality of virtual machines, each virtual machine configured to execute a virtual desktop; determining, based on data received from a hypervisor that manages execution of at least one of the plurality of virtual machines, a graphics profile for a virtual machine included in the plurality of virtual machines executing on the computer; determining a portion of the available resources on the graphics card device allocated to the virtual machine using the graphics profile; and computing an amount of resources on the graphics card device consumed by a virtual desktop of the virtual machine based on the portion of the available resources on the graphics card device allocated to the virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Lakshmana Prakash, Sendhil Kumar
  • Patent number: 11094092
    Abstract: A system and method include generating, by a map labeling control unit including a processor, label candidates for areas of an airport map, evaluating, by the map labeling control unit, the label candidates to determine positions of labels for the areas of the airport map, and determining, by the map labeling control unit, different sets of labels to display for different views of the airport map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Valeri Ivanov Gyurdiev
  • Patent number: 11069117
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating three-dimensional models having regions of various resolutions are provided. In particular, imagery data can be captured and utilized to generate three-dimensional models. Regions of texture can be mapped to regions of a three-dimensional model when rendered. Resolutions of texture can be selectively altered and regions of texture can be selectively segmented to reduce texture memory cost. Texture can be algorithmically generated based on alternative texturing techniques. Models can be rendered having regions at various resolutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Ford, Matthew Tschudy Bell, David Alan Gausebeck, Mykhaylo Kurinnyy
  • Patent number: 11068046
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure improves simulations based on the use of digital twins using social automatons. In one example, a method performed by a processing system including at least one processor includes constructing a digital twin of a physical environment, constructing a social automaton, wherein the social automaton comprises a virtual representation of an individual that is programmed to exhibit behaviors and characteristics of the individual, and inserting the social automaton into the digital twin to create an extended reality media in which interactions of the social automaton with the digital twin simulate interactions of the individual with the physical environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Jason Decuir, Robert Gratz
  • Patent number: 11068227
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that can more exactly indicate a position outside a display region. An outside-display-region-position designation unit designates a position outside a display region of an image display unit, and a drawing/sound control unit controls output of a sound of an AR object from a sound output unit while moving the AR objet toward the designated position. The present technology can be applied to a wearable computer, for example, a glasses-type device having a pair of image display units for a left eye and a right eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nakagawa, Hirotaka Ishikawa, Yasuki Kanema
  • Patent number: 11062517
    Abstract: In a method of facilitating interaction between a user of an augmented reality (AR) mobile device and a first real-world object, a display device is caused to superimpose digital information on portions of a process control environment within a field of view of a camera of the device. The superimposed information is associated with nodes in a map of the environment, and the nodes correspond to other objects in the environment. The display is caused to indicate a direction to the first object. After detecting a user input that indicates selection of the first object, the display is caused to superimpose, on a portion of the process control environment currently within the field of view, a digital model or image of the first object. A user interface is caused to provide one or more virtual controls and/or one or more displays associated with the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: James Aaron Crews, Trevor Duncan Schleiss, Benjamin Michael Bishop