Patents Examined by Hilina K Demeter
  • Patent number: 10810802
    Abstract: In order to aid a user in filling a container with a target volume of a substance, an image is received. The image includes a view of the container and a view of a reference object. The reference object has a known dimension. The view of the reference object and the view of the container are then compared with reference to the known dimension. Based on the comparison, a volume of the container is determined. Based on the volume of the container, a volume indicator is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ilse M. Breedvelt-Schouten, Jana H. Jenkins, Jeffrey A. Kusnitz
  • Patent number: 10803550
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an image determiner which determines whether an image data is a still image or a motion picture image, a first compensator which gradually changes a scaling ratio of the image data of which a center part is fixed and a second compensator which divides the image data into a plurality of sub-image data and change a scaling ratio of the sub-image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Jong-Woong Park
  • Patent number: 10796667
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating using of a shared local memory for register spilling/filling relating to graphics processors at computing devices. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes reserving one or more spaces of a shared local memory (SLM) to perform one or more of spilling and filling relating to registers associated with a graphics processor of a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Joydeep Ray, Altug Koker, Balaji Vembu, Murali Ramadoss, Guei-Yuan Lueh, James A. Valerio, Prasoonkumar Surti, Abhishek R. Appu, Vasanth Ranganathan, Kalyan K. Bhiravabhatla, Arthur D. Hunter, Jr., Wei-Yu Chen, Subramaniam M. Maiyuran
  • Patent number: 10795434
    Abstract: Interface-based modeling and design of three dimensional spaces using two dimensional representations are provided herein. An example method includes converting a three dimensional space into a two dimensional space using a map projection schema, where the two dimensional space is bounded by ergonomic limits of a human, and the two dimensional space is provided as an ergonomic user interface, receiving an anchor position within the ergonomic user interface that defines a placement of an asset relative to the three dimensional space when the two dimensional space is re-converted back to a three dimensional space, and re-converting the two dimensional space back into the three dimensional space for display along with the asset, within an optical display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Sterling Crispin
  • Patent number: 10789784
    Abstract: An image display method executes on an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Wei-Po Lin, Hao-Yuan Kuo
  • Patent number: 10762702
    Abstract: A complex three-dimensional virtual representation of an object can be rendered. Virtual images can be captured representing a plurality of views of the complex virtual representation. The virtual images can be converted into binary masks depicting the object pixels and non-object pixels in the virtual images. The binary masks can be used to create a three-dimensional representation of the object having lower complexity than the first three-dimensional virtual representation of the object. In embodiments, the low complexity three-dimensional virtual representation of the object and the virtual images are sent to a mobile device to render a low payload representation of the object on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee:, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnab Dhua, Xing Zhang, Karl Hillesland, Himanshu Arora, Nicholas Corso, Brian Graham, Jesse Chang, Jason Canada
  • Patent number: 10762717
    Abstract: A method and system that dynamically partitions a 3-D model into multiple regions. The method determines the vertices to be included in each region according to values assigned to an appropriate color channel for each vertex. After partitioning the 3-D model into different regions, the method allows a user to assign different weights to each region to specify a contribution by a driving shape for deforming that region. Dynamic partitioning may be used on multiple color channels to partition the three dimensional model into more than two regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Homoud B. Alkouh
  • Patent number: 10764585
    Abstract: Improved video compression and video streaming systems and methods are disclosed for environments where camera motion is common, such as cameras incorporated into head-mounted displays. This is accomplished by combining a 3D representation of the shape of the user's environment (walls, floor, ceiling, furniture, etc.), image data, and data representative of changes in the location and orientation (pose) of the camera between successive image frames, thereby reducing data bandwidth needed to send streaming video in the presence of camera motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Forrest Power Trepte
  • Patent number: 10762698
    Abstract: A spatial indexing system receives a sequence of images depicting an environment, such as a floor of a construction site, and performs a spatial indexing process to automatically identify the spatial locations at which each of the images were captured. The spatial indexing system also generates an immersive model of the environment and provides a visualization interface that allows a user to view each of the images at its corresponding location within the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Open Space Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Philip DeCamp, Jeevan Kalanithi, Thomas Friel Allen
  • Patent number: 10739849
    Abstract: Gaze tracking data representing a viewer's gaze with respect to one or more images presented to the viewer is used to generate foveated image data representing one or more foveated images characterized by a higher level of detail within one or more regions of interest and a lower level of detail outside the regions of interest. The image data for portions outside the one or more regions of interest is selectively filtered to reduce visual artifacts due to contrast resulting from the lower level of detail before compositing foveated images for presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roger Stafford, Andrew Young
  • Patent number: 10733694
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes; a first memory that stores first and second layer image data portions used to generate first and second frame images on a display device, a second memory that stores a change map, a display controller that generates positional information associated with an image data portion in response to the change map, and an interface that receives image data and positional information and generates a command for updating the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyoung-Man Kim
  • Patent number: 10725536
    Abstract: A process determines, with a processor, a virtual indicium position in a physical environment at which a virtual indicium is to be projected. The processor determines the virtual indicium position based on a point of intersection of a vector and an object within the physical environment. The vector originates at a head position of a user and is directed through a point of intended gaze on a virtual object toward the virtual indicium. Further, the processor sends, with the processor to an actuator, an instruction to adjust a position of a projector in operable communication with the actuator so that the projector projects the virtual indicium toward the virtual indicium position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Mine
  • Patent number: 10719994
    Abstract: An actual subject and a computed three-dimensional (3D) model of the subject are compared by a computing platform. Captured geometry of the actual subject, and a 3D model of the subject are accessed. A first comparison result representing a difference between coarse representations of the captured geometry and of the 3D model is computed. Target portions of the first comparison result that exceed a threshold are determined. A second comparison result representing a difference between fine representations of the captured geometry and the 3D model is computed for only those portions of the captured geometry and the 3D model that correspond to the target portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kieran Mulqueen, Dermot Gallagher, Noel M. Kennedy, William Clifford, Kerry P. Hartnett
  • Patent number: 10699369
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to techniques for intelligent memory DVFS (Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling) scheme exploiting graphics inter-frame level correlation are described. In an embodiment, collection logic collects bandwidth usage information by a system agent during performance of one or more operations associated with a first graphics workload. Memory stores the collected bandwidth usage information. The selection logic causes selection of an operating frequency for the system agent to perform a plurality of operations associated with one or more graphics workloads based at least on the stored collected bandwidth usage information. The one or more graphics workloads occur after the first graphics workload. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Jaymin B. Jasoliya
  • Patent number: 10684674
    Abstract: A virtual reality system includes a head-mounted display (HMD) having one or more facial sensors and illumination sources mounted to a surface of the HMD. For example, the facial sensors are image capture devices coupled to a bottom side of the HMD. The illumination sources illuminate portions of a user's face outside of the HMD, while the facial sensors capture images of the illuminated portions of the user's face. A controller receives the captured images and generates a representation of the portions of the user's face by identifying landmarks of the user's face in the captured images and performing other suitable image processing methods. Based on the representation, the controller or another component of the virtual reality system generates content for presentation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dov Katz, Michael John Toksvig, Ziheng Wang, Timothy Paul Omernick, Torin Ross Herndon
  • Patent number: 10679075
    Abstract: Systems and methods for correspondence estimation and flexible ground modeling include communicating two-dimensional (2D) images of an environment to a correspondence estimation module, including a first image and a second image captured by an image capturing device. First features, including geometric features and semantic features, are hierarchically extract from the first image with a first convolutional neural network (CNN) according to activation map weights, and second features, including geometric features and semantic features, are hierarchically extracted from the second image with a second CNN according to the activation map weights. Correspondences between the first features and the second features are estimated, including hierarchical fusing of geometric correspondences and semantic correspondences. A 3-dimensional (3D) model of a terrain is estimated using the estimated correspondences belonging to the terrain surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Quoc-Huy Tran, Mohammed E. F. Salem, Muhammad Zeeshan Zia, Paul Vernaza, Manmohan Chandraker
  • Patent number: 10679585
    Abstract: An apparatus for outputting a content to a display, including a communicator configured to perform a data communication with the display; an input interface configured to receive an input content and metadata associated with the input content; and a processor configured to acquire image quality information applied to the content based on the metadata, to convert the input content into a converted content outputtable on the display by using content conversion information related to the acquired image quality information, and to control the communicator to output the converted content to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Sung-bo Oh
  • Patent number: 10657701
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing operations for head mounted display (HMD) users to join virtual reality (VR) scenes are provided. A computer-implemented method includes providing a first perspective of a VR scene to a first HMD of a first user and receiving an indication that a second user is requesting to join the VR scene provided to the first HMD. The method further includes obtaining real-world position and orientation data of the second HMD relative to the first HMD and then providing, based on said data, a second perspective of the VR scene. The method also provides that the first and second perspectives are each controlled by respective position and orientation changes while viewing the VR scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Osman, Javier Fernandez Rico, Ruxin Chen
  • Patent number: 10656720
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to user interfaces for controlling augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) environments. Real and virtual objects can be seamlessly integrated to form an augmented reality by tracking motion of one or more real objects within view of a wearable sensor system. Switching the AR/VR presentation on or off to interact with the real world surrounding them, for example to drink some soda, can be addressed with a convenient mode switching gesture associated with switching between operational modes in a VR/AR enabled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Ultrahaptics IP Two Limited
    Inventor: David Samuel Holz
  • Patent number: 10657680
    Abstract: A system that displays geographic data is disclosed. During operation, the system receives a query to be processed, wherein the query is associated with a set of geographic regions. Next, the system uses a late-binding schema generated from the query to retrieve a set of data points from a set of events containing previously gathered data. Then, for each data point in a set of data points, the system identifies zero or more geographic regions in the set of geographic regions that the data point falls into. Finally, the system displays the set of geographic regions, wherein each polygon that defines a geographic region is marked to indicate a number of data points that fall into the polygon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventor: Geoffrey R. Hendrey