Patents Examined by Jacinta M Crawford
  • Patent number: 10534422
    Abstract: A drive circuit applicable to a display device includes a first signal path and a second signal path. The first signal path, configured to receive and transmit image data, includes a compression unit configured to perform a compression procedure on the image data to generate compression data; a storage unit configured to store the compression data; and a de-compression unit configured to perform a de-compression procedure on the compression data to recover the image data. The second signal path is configured to transmit the image data to the storage unit so as to bypass the compression unit, and transmit the image data received from the storage unit to a display unit so as to bypass the de-compression unit when the image data is not transmitted by the first signal path. The received image data is passed through the first signal path or the second signal path depending upon its characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: NOVATEK Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Kuei-Chung Chang, Feng-Jung Kuo, Hsi-Chi Ho
  • Patent number: 10515613
    Abstract: In a method of processing images and an apparatus of the present disclosure, a mobile terminal obtains a storage file of a target image, where the storage file includes a plurality of file blocks and precision information of an image display system that is suitable for the file blocks. The mobile terminal obtains reference precision of the image display system for determining that at least one file block is suitable for the reference precision in the storage file. The mobile terminal further displays the target image according to the at least one determined file block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jian Bai
  • Patent number: 10504203
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to enable switching of graphics processing unit (GPU) resources based on different factors. Embodiments include a virtual graphics driver as an interface between GPU drivers and the applications or graphics framework executing on an electronic device. The virtual graphics driver may switch GPU resources from a first GPU to a second GPU by routing function calls to the first GPU or the second GPU. The switching of GPU resources may be based on power management, system events such as hot-plug events, load management, user requests, any other factor, or any combination thereof. In some embodiments, a virtual frame buffer driver is provided that interfaces with the frame buffer of the GPU and provides a virtual view of the frame buffer to manage additional system application programming interfaces (APIs) during the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David J. Redman, Changki Min, Phillip J. Churchill, Adrian T. Sheppard, David A. Leech, Unmesh Sahasrabuddhe, Ian Hendry, Eve Brasfield
  • Patent number: 10504272
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for efficient rendering and transmission of video content in a virtual reality system. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises: a first frame buffer to store image frames to be transmitted to a virtual reality apparatus; tile-based image rendering circuitry and/or logic to concurrently render multiple tiles of a first image frame, wherein tiles are categorized core tiles or a peripheral tiles; tile-based transmission circuitry and/or logic to transmit a first core tile rendered to the virtual reality apparatus before one or more remaining tiles have been rendered, the tile-based transmission circuitry and/or logic to continue to transmit one or more subsequently rendered core tiles following the first tile until all core tiles have been transmitted; and the tile-based transmission circuitry and/or logic to identify a subset of peripheral tiles to be transmitted based on first coordinate/offset data and to responsively transmit the subset of peripheral tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Lawless, Yaniv Frishman, Paul Diefenbaugh, Vishal Sinha, Jason Tanner
  • Patent number: 10481852
    Abstract: Display Data Processing A display system for displaying display data includes a host device a plurality of display control devices and a plurality of display devices at least two of the display devices having different characteristics. Depending on the available bandwidth and the required processing operations (e.g. rendering), the host device determines a subset of the processing steps that are to be performed by the display control devices instead by the host itself, so has to reduce the required data transmission bandwidth between the host and the displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DISPLAYLINK (UK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Richard Akester
  • Patent number: 10482653
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining media content; analyzing the media content to discern a point of interest in the media content, wherein the analyzing may include scoring each of the point of interest in the media content; receiving a request from equipment of a user to view the media content; obtaining information about the user; identifying a predicted field of view of the user based on the information about the user and the analysis; sending the predicted field of view to the user; monitoring a line of sight of the user; and updating the analysis and the predicted field of view of the user based on the line of sight of the user. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tan Xu, Eric Zavesky, Behzad Shahraray, David Crawford Gibbon
  • Patent number: 10475150
    Abstract: Graphics processing systems and methods are described. For example, one embodiment of a graphics processing apparatus comprises a graphics processing unit (GPU), the GPU including a high priority command streamer to dispatch high priority commands from an application, a normal priority command streamer to receive normal priority commands through a command path, one or more execution units, and a thread dispatcher. The thread dispatcher to dispatch normal priority commands to the one or more executions units, determine the high priority command streamer includes at least one command, cause the one or more execution units to save their states, and dispatch at least one command from the high priority queue to the one or more execution units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Hux, Girish Ravunnikutty, Adam T. Lake
  • Patent number: 10468134
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a display apparatus which facilitates a simultaneous comparison of a plurality of images which respectively illustrate different features on one divided display screen such that the images are seamlessly displayed on the screen, and an image display method which is performable by using the apparatus. The display apparatus includes a memory configured to store a plurality of different types of images of an object, an input device configured to receive an input of a command relating to simultaneously displaying the different types of images, and a display device configured to display images. Upon receiving the command, the display device divides a screen upon which an image of the object is displayable into a first region within which a first image showing one portion of the object is displayed and a second region within which a second image showing the remaining portion of the object is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Hwa Oh, Young Hun Sung, Jae Hyun Kwon, Kang Eui Lee
  • Patent number: 10462465
    Abstract: A system and method for processing graphics are provided. Pixel data may be received for a pixel block. Endpoints for the values of the pixels in the pixel block may be determined. A weight for the pixels in the pixel block may be determined in four dimensions corresponding to the endpoints. A compressed data block representative of the pixel block may be generated in response to the endpoints for the pixel block and the weight for the pixels of the pixel block in the four dimensions corresponding to the endpoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Brian Francis Schoner, Anand Pande, Praveen Vadakkumthodam Radhakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10453429
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to provide extended graphics processing capabilities are disclosed. A disclosed example method involves sending a display panel parameter to a shared library module. The display panel parameter is sent by a programmable driver interface in communication between the shared library module and a graphics hardware device driver. The shared library module includes a first graphics processing capability. The graphics hardware device driver includes a second graphics processing capability different from the first graphics processing capability. The example method also involves performing a render operation via the programmable driver interface on a frame buffer based on the first graphics processing capability. The first graphics processing capability is received at the programmable driver interface from the shared library module based on the display panel parameter. The frame buffer is output to a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sameer Kp, Selvakumar Panneer, Susanta Bhattacharjee, Mrinalini Attaluri
  • Patent number: 10453430
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to provide extended graphics processing capabilities are disclosed. A disclosed example method involves sending a display panel parameter to a shared library module. The display panel parameter is sent by a programmable driver interface in communication between the shared library module and a graphics hardware device driver. The shared library module includes a first graphics processing capability. The graphics hardware device driver includes a second graphics processing capability different from the first graphics processing capability. The example method also involves performing a render operation via the programmable driver interface on a frame buffer based on the first graphics processing capability. The first graphics processing capability is received at the programmable driver interface from the shared library module based on the display panel parameter. The frame buffer is output to a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sameer Kp, Selvakumar Panneer, Susanta Bhattacharjee, Mrinalini Attaluri
  • Patent number: 10445043
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to the operation of graphics systems and to a variety of architectures for design and/or operation of a graphics system spanning from the output of an application program and extending to the presentation of visual content in the form of pixels or otherwise. In general, many embodiments of the invention contemplate a high level graphics framework to receive graphic requests from an application. The graphics request is analyzed by the high-level framework and sorted into groups of command statements for execution. The command statements are sorted to cause the most efficient processing by the underlying hardware and the groups are submitted separately to a GPU using a low-level standard library that facilitates close control of the hardware functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nathaniel C. Begeman, Sean M. Gies, Andrew M. Pangborn
  • Patent number: 10445853
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a locking unit to selectively lock a physical connection with an external apparatus and a control unit to control an operation mode of the electronic apparatus, according to a connection state with the external apparatus, in which the control unit controls the locking unit to lock the connection with the external apparatus, when the electronic apparatus is in an operation mode of using a graphic processing unit of the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ja-goun Koo
  • Patent number: 10438698
    Abstract: An improved basal insulin management system and an improved user interface for use therewith are provided. User interfaces are provided that dynamically display basal rate information and corresponding time segment information for a basal insulin program in a graphical format. The graphical presentation of the basal insulin program as it is being built by a user and the graphical presentation of a completed basal insulin program provides insulin management information to the user in a more intuitive and useful format. User interfaces further enable a user to make temporary adjustments to a predefined basal insulin program with the adjustments presented graphically to improve the user's understanding of the changes. As a result of being provided with the user interfaces described herein, users are less likely to make mistakes and are more likely to adjust basal rates more frequently, thereby contributing to better blood glucose control and improved health outcomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: INSULET CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sandhya Pillalamarri, Jorge Borges, Susan Mercer
  • Patent number: 10437541
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to the operation of graphics systems and to a variety of architectures for design and/or operation of a graphics system spanning from the output of an application program and extending to the presentation of visual content in the form of pixels or otherwise. In general, many embodiments of the invention contemplate a high level graphics framework to receive graphic requests from an application. The graphics request is analyzed by the high-level framework and sorted into groups of command statements for execution. The command statements are sorted to cause the most efficient processing by the underlying hardware and the groups are submitted separately to a GPU using a low-level standard library that facilitates close control of the hardware functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nathaniel C. Begeman, Sean M. Gies, Andrew M. Pangborn
  • Patent number: 10430920
    Abstract: Content-conforming stamp tool techniques are described. In one or more embodiments, a selection of an object in a digital image is received. An indication of a location in the digital image where the object is to be reproduced is also received. To reproduce and conform the object at the reproduction location, adjustments to a shape of the object are computed to conform a reproduction of the object to image content proximate the reproduction location. The adjustments are computed based on both the geometry of the image content at the source location and the geometry of the image content at the reproduction location. The adjustments are then applied to the shape of the object when it is reproduced at the reproduction location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Bedi, Sourabh Gupta, Saurabh Gupta
  • Patent number: 10431185
    Abstract: A display system replacing a side mirror includes: a camera unit including cameras provided on both side surfaces of a vehicle and obtaining a rear-view image; a display unit outputting the rear-view image obtained by the camera unit; a driving condition detector detecting a driving condition of the vehicle; and a controller controlling output brightness of the display unit on the basis of the driving condition of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Jae Seob Choi, Kap Je Sung, Jun Hyung Kim, Joong Ryoul Lee, Jun Sik An
  • Patent number: 10417731
    Abstract: An apparatus to facilitate compute optimization is disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of processing units each comprising a plurality of execution units (EUs), wherein the plurality of EUs comprise a first EU type and a second EU type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Prasoonkumar Surti, Narayan Srinivasa, Feng Chen, Joydeep Ray, Ben J. Ashbaugh, Nicolas C. Galoppo Von Borries, Eriko Nurvitadhi, Balaji Vembu, Tsung-Han Lin, Kamal Sinha, Rajkishore Barik, Sara S. Baghsorkhi, Justin E. Gottschlich, Altug Koker, Nadathur Rajagopalan Satish, Farshad Akhbari, Dukhwan Kim, Wenyin Fu, Travis T. Schluessler, Josh B. Mastronarde, Linda L. Hurd, John H. Feit, Jeffery S. Boles, Adam T. Lake, Karthik Vaidyanathan, Devan Burke, Subramaniam Maiyuran, Abhishek R. Appu
  • Patent number: 10417734
    Abstract: An apparatus to facilitate compute optimization is disclosed. The apparatus includes a memory device including a first integrated circuit (IC) including a plurality of memory channels and a second IC including a plurality of processing units, each coupled to a memory channel in the plurality of memory channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Prasoonkumar Surti, Narayan Srinivasa, Feng Chen, Joydeep Ray, Ben J. Ashbaugh, Nicolas C. Galoppo Von Borries, Eriko Nurvitadhi, Balaji Vembu, Tsung-Han Lin, Kamal Sinha, Rajkishore Barik, Sara S. Baghsorkhi, Justin E. Gottschlich, Altug Koker, Nadathur Rajagopalan Satish, Farshad Akhbari, Dukhwan Kim, Wenyin Fu, Travis T. Schluessler, Josh B. Mastronarde, Linda L. Hurd, John H. Feit, Jeffery S. Boles, Adam T. Lake, Karthik Vaidyanathan, Devan Burke, Subramaniam Maiyuran, Abhishek R. Appu
  • Patent number: 10402935
    Abstract: A method of profiling the performance of a graphics unit when rendering a scene according to a graphics pipeline, includes executing stages of the graphics pipeline using one or more units of rendering circuitry to perform at least one rendering task that defines a portion of the work required to render the scene, the at least one rendering task associated with a set flag; propagating an indication of the flag through stages of the graphics pipeline as the scene is rendered so that work done as part of the at least one rendering task is associated with the set flag; changing the value of a counter associated with a unit of rendering circuitry in response to an occurrence of an event while that unit performs an item of work associated with the set flag; and reading the value of the counter to thereby measure the occurrences of the event caused by completing the at least one rendering task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Yoong-Chert Foo