Patents Examined by Gordon G Liu
  • Patent number: 11854149
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to techniques for capturing and displaying partial motion in VAR scenes. VAR scenes can include a plurality of images combined and oriented over any suitable geometry. Although VAR scenes may provide an immersive view of a static scene, current systems do not generally support VAR scenes that include dynamic content (e.g., content that varies over time). Embodiments of the present invention can capture, generate, and/or share VAR scenes. This immersive, yet static, view of the VAR scene lacks dynamic content (e.g., content which varies over time). Embodiments of the present invention can efficiently add dynamic content to the VAR scene, allowing VAR scenes including dynamic content to be uploaded, shared, or otherwise transmitted without prohibitive resource requirements. Dynamic content can be captured by device and combined with a preexisting or simultaneously captured VAR scene, and the dynamic content may be played back upon selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Zeis Newhouse, Terrence Edward McArdle
  • Patent number: 11847747
    Abstract: A headset for use in displaying a virtual image of a building information model (BIM) in relation to a site coordinate system of a construction site. The headset comprises an article of headwear having one or more position-tracking sensors mounted thereon, augmented reality glasses incorporating at least one display, a display position tracking device for tracking movement of the display relative to at least one of the user's eyes and an electronic control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: XYZ REALITY LIMITED
    Inventor: David John Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11842429
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method may include receiving chart data; converting the received chart data into one or more sets of hardware directives and one or more subroutines, the one or more sets of one or more hardware directives including at least a first set hardware directives and a second set of hardware directives, the first set of hardware directives including one or more relative offsets needing address modification, the second set of hardware directives not needing address modification; generating a display list including the set of hardware directives and one or more rules, the one or more relative offsets needing address modification arranged at a beginning position in the generated display list; providing the generated display list to an on-board aircraft controller; and updating, via the on-board aircraft controller, the one or more absolute addresses of the relative offsets of the first set of hardware directives during run-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff M. Henry, Kyle R. Peters, Reed A. Kovach
  • Patent number: 11832883
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and a display. The processor is configured to: (a) receive, from a camera inserted into an eye of a patient, at least an optical image of at least a region-of-interest (ROI) of the eye, (b) receive, from a position tracking system (PTS), a position signal indicative of a position of a medical instrument treating the eye, (c) register the optical image and the PTS in a common coordinate system, and (d) estimate the position of the medical instrument in the optical image. The display is configured to visualize at least the ROI and the medical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON SURGICAL VISION, INC.
    Inventors: Assaf Govari, Vadim Gliner
  • Patent number: 11836834
    Abstract: Automating conversion of drawings to indoor maps and plans. One example is a computer-implemented comprising: preprocessing an original CAD drawing to create a modified CAD drawing, a text database containing text from the original CAD drawing, a CAD vector-image of the modified CAD drawing, and a CAD raster-image of the modified CAD drawing; determining a floor depicted in the CAD drawing, the determining results in a floor-level bounding line; sensing furniture depicted on the floor by applying the floor-level bounding line, the CAD vector-image, and the text database to machine-learning algorithms, the sensing results in a plurality of furniture entities and associated location information; identifying each room depicted in the CAD drawing, the identifying results in a plurality of room outlines; and creating an indoor map for the floor by combining the plurality of furniture entities and associated location information with the plurality of room outlines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Pointr Limited
    Inventors: Ege Çetintaş, Melih Peker, Umeyr Kiliç, Can Tunca
  • Patent number: 11826628
    Abstract: Virtual and augmented reality sports training environments are disclosed. A user interacts with virtual players in a simulated environment of a virtual reality sporting event. In some embodiments, the user's actions and decisions are monitored by the simulated environment. The environment evaluates the user's performance, and provides performance feedback based on the user's decisions and timing. In one application, real life pitchers and their pitching data are tracked and replicated in a simulated pitching environment. A team of users may practice against a simulation of a pitcher they are about to compete against, swinging at pitches that they would see in a real game. Such environments may maximize effective practice time for users, and help develop better players with improved decision-making skills. Some embodiments include various pitch recognition training, which may be against replicated real-life pitchers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: WIN REALITY, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher O'Dowd, Michael Stephens, Kodi Tapie, Nicholas Kippes, Daniel O'Dowd, Garrett Beatty
  • Patent number: 11823450
    Abstract: To determine the head pose of a user, a head-mounted display system having an imaging device can obtain a current image of a real-world environment, with points corresponding to salient points which will be used to determine the head pose. The salient points are patch-based and include: a first salient point being projected onto the current image from a previous image, and with a second salient point included in the current image being extracted from the current image. Each salient point is subsequently matched with real-world points based on descriptor-based map information indicating locations of salient points in the real-world environment. The orientation of the imaging devices is determined based on the matching and based on the relative positions of the salient points in the view captured in the current image. The orientation may be used to extrapolate the head pose of the wearer of the head-mounted display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Martin Georg Zahnert, Joao Antonio Pereira Faro, Miguel Andres Granados Velasquez, Dominik Michael Kasper, Ashwin Swaminathan, Anush Mohan, Prateek Singhal
  • Patent number: 11819375
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatuses to obtain an image, or a set of images, of a patient's teeth from one or more predetermined viewing angles. These methods and apparatuses may include the use an overlay comprising an outline of teeth for each predetermined viewing angle. The overlay may be used for automatically capturing, focusing and/or illuminating the teeth. Also described herein are methods and apparatuses for using a series of images of the patient's teeth including a set of predetermined views to determine if a patient is a candidate for an orthopedic procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Maurice K. Carrier, Jr., Phillip Thomas Harris, Sergey Vinnichenko, Samuel Blanco, Aleksandr Sergeevich Karsakov, Sebastien Hareng, Leon Rasovsky
  • Patent number: 11823320
    Abstract: In examples, a list of elements may be divided into spans and each span may be allocated a respective memory range for output based on a worst-case compression ratio of a compression algorithm that will be used to compress the span. Worker threads may output compressed versions of the spans to the memory ranges. To ensure placement constraints of a data structure will be satisfied, boundaries of the spans may be adjusted prior to compression. The size allocated to a span (e.g., each span) may be increased (or decreasing) to avoid padding blocks while allowing for the span's compressed data to use a block allocated to an adjacent span. Further aspects of the disclosure provide for compaction of the portions of compressed data in memory in order to free up space which may have been allocated to account for the memory gaps which may result from variable compression ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Timo Tapani Viitanen, Tero Tapani Karras, Samuli Laine
  • Patent number: 11816257
    Abstract: An embodiment combines the concepts of image enhancement and voice-sound command and control to enhance the experience of viewing images by tracking where the viewer is indicating with his/her voice. The result is to make the viewing experience more like viewing the original scene, or to enhance the viewing experience in new ways beyond the original experience, either automatically, or by interacting with a photographer's previously specified intentions for what should happen when the viewer identifies, with his/her voice sounds, including, but not limited to, words, voice tone, voice inflection, voice pitch, or voice loudness, a particular portion of an image or images taken by that photographer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Jeffrey T. Haley
  • Patent number: 11816399
    Abstract: Introduced here computer programs and associated computer-implemented techniques for modeling interior spaces based on an analysis of digital images of those interior spaces. These computer programs can be trained to accomplish this without using extensive sets of labeled data. Instead, these computer programs are able to effectively supplement labeled data with unlabeled data to accurately model interior spaces in settings where limited labeled data is available. Such an approach allows these computer programs to establish the layouts of interior spaces without extensive knowledge of those interior spaces and without users, who are responsible for generating the digital images, interacting with the surroundings in a meaningful way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Flyreel, Inc.
    Inventor: Phi Tran
  • Patent number: 11805278
    Abstract: A method of processing image data for transmittal to a display device involves receiving a frame of image data, the frame being divided into tile groups composed of tiles of pixels, each having a number of colour component values of a first colour space. Each tile includes a number of colour component planes of the first colour space having the colour component values for the pixels forming the tile. Each tile group is processed in an execution unit, formed by arithmetic logic units (ALUs) and a local shared memory, where each ALU includes dedicated register space for use solely by the ALU, and each tile of each tile group is processed by a number of the ALUs of the execution unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventor: Sebastian Matysik
  • Patent number: 11804006
    Abstract: In one implementation, an enhanced vision system includes a portable user device, a base station including a hardware processor and a memory storing a virtual effects rendering software code, and a display device communicatively coupled to the base station. The hardware processor executes the virtual effects rendering software code to detect the presence of the portable user device in a real-world environment, obtain a mapping of the real-world environment, and identify one or more virtual effect(s) for display in the real-world environment. The hardware processor further executes the virtual effects rendering software code to detect actuation of the portable user device, and to control the display device to display the virtual effect(s) in the real-world environment based on the mapping, and the position and orientation of the portable user device during the detected actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Chapman, Matthew Deuel, Daniel Baker, Dane Coffey, Mark R. Mine, Evan Goldberg
  • Patent number: 11797103
    Abstract: This patent provides a method and apparatus for improving display of images of a virtual scene on an extended reality display. Specifically, this patent provides a method and apparatus to use different portions of the display based on a look angle of a user. For example, if a user looks at a nearby virtual object, more medially positioned portions of the display are utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventors: Robert Edwin Douglas, Kathleen Mary Douglas, David Byron Douglas
  • Patent number: 11798186
    Abstract: A body shape indicator device (1) comprises a scanner (2) arranged to obtain a three-dimensional model of a person, a body volume calculator (11) for calculating the volume of at least first, second and third parts of the person's body from the three-dimensional model and a body shape calculator (19) for calculating an indication of the person's body shape based on part volume ratios calculated from the output from at least the body volume calculator. A method for determining the body shape of a person and a method of automated clothing selection based on the body shape as determined are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Select Research Limited
    Inventor: Richard Barnes
  • Patent number: 11787335
    Abstract: A periphery monitoring device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a captured image from an imaging unit that captures an image of a periphery of a vehicle and positional information regarding an attention area set around the vehicle; and a controller configured to superimpose and display an own vehicle image showing a position of the vehicle and an indicator indicating a position of the attention area based on the positional information on a peripheral image as a bird's-eye view image based on the captured image, and to perform display such that a display mode of the indicator changes over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11790480
    Abstract: In tile-based graphics processing systems, a tiling unit determines which tiles of a rendering space a primitive is in, such that the primitives in a tile can be rendered. Rather than performing tiling calculations for each tile in a bounding box for a primitive, tiling tests can be performed for a subset of the tiles. Then the results of the tiling tests for the subset of tiles can be used to determine whether the primitive is in other tiles which are located within a region bounded by two or more of the tiles of the subset. In this way the tiling process can be implemented without performing tiling calculations for all of the tiles in the bounding box for a primitive. Reducing the number of tiling calculations can help to improve the efficiency of the graphics processing system (in terms of speed and power consumption) for rendering a primitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Xile Yang
  • Patent number: 11790653
    Abstract: Implementations of the subject technology provides analyzing a recording of content. The subject technology generates metadata information based at least in part on the analyzing. The subject technology identifies, based at least in part on at least one of a user preference or a detected event, a region of interest or an object of interest in the recording of content. Based at least in part on the identified region of interest or object of interest, the subject technology generates a modified version of the recording of content. Further, the subject technology stores the modified version of the recording of content for subsequent playback on an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ranjit Desai, Maneli Noorkami
  • Patent number: 11782507
    Abstract: An embodiment combines the concepts of image enhancement and voice-sound command and control to enhance the experience of viewing images by tracking where the viewer is indicating with his/her voice. The result is to make the viewing experience more like viewing the original scene, or to enhance the viewing experience in new ways beyond the original experience, either automatically, or by interacting with a photographer's previously specified intentions for what should happen when the viewer identifies, with his/her voice sounds, including, but not limited to, words, voice tone, voice inflection, voice pitch, or voice loudness, a particular portion of an image or images taken by that photographer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventor: Jeffrey T. Haley
  • Patent number: 11771518
    Abstract: A system and method for augmenting an endoscopic display during a medical procedure including capturing a real-time image of a working space within a body cavity during a medical procedure. A feature of interest in the image is identified to the system using a user input handle of a surgical robotic system, and a graphical tag is displayed on the image marking the feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Asensus Surgical US, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Andrew Hufford, David J. Meagher