Patents Examined by Jason Pringle-Parker
  • Patent number: 10846940
    Abstract: Systems and methods providing for determining physical location of a device of a user of an augmented reality environment corresponding to a physical space. The systems and methods involve requesting and receiving a list of participating users having a GPS location within a predetermined radius of a first device; sending advertising and scanning beacons, via a first wireless network, to generate a second list of devices present in the physical space; performing simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) using the participating devices of the second list; generating a third list based at least partly on a Bluetooth connection between the one or more participating devices of the second list; and identifying the participating devices of the third list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SpotMap, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Conn McIntyre, Jr., Edward Young Zhang, Vadim Dagman
  • Patent number: 10832493
    Abstract: Techniques are described for virtual representation creation and display. Processing circuitry may identify substantially transparent pixels in a virtual hairstyle, identify a first set of pixels that are away from the identified substantially transparent pixels, increase an opacity level for a second set of pixels that excludes the first set of pixels by a first amount, and generate the virtual hairstyle based on the first set of pixels and the second set of pixels having the increased opacity level. With the generated virtual hairstyle, processing circuitry of a personal computing device may blend, in a first pass, one or more pixels of the version of the generated virtual hairstyle having an opacity level greater than or equal to a threshold opacity level, and blend, in a second pass, one or more pixels of the version of the generated virtual hairstyle having an opacity level less than the threshold opacity level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Soul Vision Creations Private Limited
    Inventors: Sravanth Aluru, Gaurav Baid, Sarbartha Sengupta
  • Patent number: 10832099
    Abstract: There is provided a display control system including a plurality of display units, an imaging unit configured to capture a subject, a predictor configured to predict an action of the subject according to a captured image captured by the imaging unit, a guide image generator configured to generate a guide image that guides the subject according to a prediction result from the predictor, and a display controller configured to, on the basis of the prediction result from the predictor, select a display unit capable of displaying an image at a position corresponding to the subject from the plurality of display units, and to control the selected display unit to display the guide image at the position corresponding to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Watanabe, Yoichiro Sako, Akira Tange, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Kohei Asada, Takatoshi Nakamura, Mitsuru Takehara, Yasunori Kamada, Takayasu Kon, Kazunori Hayashi, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Yuki Koga, Tomoya Onuma
  • Patent number: 10832490
    Abstract: A virtual reality experience apparatus includes: a displaying device configured to provide an experiencing user with a virtual reality image; and a riding device configured to provide the experiencing user with a motion, wherein the riding device includes: a riding part providing the experiencing user with a ridable space, and a gyro mechanism generating a pitching motion and a rolling motion of the riding part, wherein the gyro mechanism includes: a base structure having a pair of support columns disposed apart from each other, a pitching mechanism rotatably mounted on the pair of support columns to be rotated with respect to a pitching axis extending between the pair of support columns, and a rolling mechanism rotatably mounted on the pitching mechanism to be rotated with respect to a rolling axis perpendicular to the pitching axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SANGWHA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Beom Joon Jung
  • Patent number: 10824244
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include tracking (1) a position of a primary real-world object within a real-world environment via a primary tracking method, and (2) a position of a secondary real-world object within the real-world environment via a secondary tracking method. The method may further include presenting (1) a primary virtual object at a position within an artificial environment corresponding to the tracked position of the primary real-world object, and (2) a secondary virtual object at a position within the artificial environment corresponding to the tracked position of the secondary real-world object. The method may further include (1) detecting an interaction of the primary real-world object with the secondary real-world object, and (2) transitioning to tracking the position of the primary real-world object via the secondary tracking method. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenrick Cheng-Kuo Kin, Maxime Ouellet
  • Patent number: 10818082
    Abstract: Given a parcel of land that is regulated by city zoning rules, the system and method described uses a combination of rule based coded and machine learning to parametrically create geometry for the maximum or optimal buildable envelope with the least amount of regulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: VIVACITY INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Esposito, Geraldine Esposito, Hector Tarrido-Picart
  • Patent number: 10818072
    Abstract: A path tracing system in which the traversal task is distributed between one global acceleration structure, which is central in the system, and multiple local acceleration structures, distributed among cells, of high locality and of autonomous processing. Accordingly, the centrality of the critical resource of accelerating structure is reduced, lessening bottlenecks, while improving parallelism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ADSHIR LTD.
    Inventors: Reuven Bakalash, Elad Haviv
  • Patent number: 10795155
    Abstract: A projection display device includes an image data control unit that controls image data to be input to a light modulation unit, and a situation determination unit that determines, in a state where an automated driving mode is set, whether or not a situation has occurred where an operation device mounted in a vehicle and used for driving needs to be operated. When it is determined that the situation has occurred where the operation device needs to be operated, the image data control unit inputs, to a driving unit, first image data for displaying images corresponding to a plurality of operation devices in a positional relationship corresponding to an arrangement of the plurality of operation devices and displaying, in an emphasized manner, the image corresponding to the operation device that needs to be operated, and displays an operation assisting image that is based on the first image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Koudai Fujita
  • Patent number: 10796668
    Abstract: This application provides a method for controlling a virtual object performed at an electronic device: obtaining a current location of a virtual object in a virtual scene; determining whether the current location is located outside an associated area of the virtual object; in accordance with a determination that the current location of the virtual object is outside the associated area of the virtual object: determining a current state of the virtual object at the current location; in accordance with a determination that the virtual object is performing an action of a first state, controlling the virtual object to return to a pre-specified location within the associated area after the virtual object completes the action; and in accordance with a determination that the virtual object is in a second state: controlling the virtual object to return to the pre-specified location within the associated area after waiting a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Weiqing Yang
  • Patent number: 10789776
    Abstract: Techniques are presented for constructing a digital representation of a physical environment. In some embodiments, a method includes obtaining image data indicative of the physical environment; receiving gesture input data from a user corresponding to at least one location in the physical environment, based on the obtained image data; detecting at least one discontinuity in the physical environment near the at least one location corresponding to the received gesture input data; and generating a digital surface corresponding to a surface in the physical environment, based on the received gesture input data and the at least one discontinuity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dieter Schmalstieg, Gerhard Reitmayr, Thanh Quoc Nguyen, Raphael Grasset, Tobias Langlotz, Hartmut Seichter
  • Patent number: 10789474
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure disclose a system, method and apparatus for displaying information. A specific embodiment of the method comprises: acquiring currently displayed information, the currently displayed information including an image; associating an augmented reality AR display identifier with the currently displayed information, in response to a preset object in a preset object set existing in the image; displaying the image associated with an AR play identifier, in response to receiving a request for browsing the currently displayed information associated with the AR display identifier from a user; acquiring AR image data of the preset object existing in the image from a server, in response to receiving a request for browsing the image associated with the AR play identifier from the user; and displaying an AR image of the preset object existing in the image based on the AR image data of the preset object existing in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yingchao Li, Zuncheng Yang, Min Sheng, Zhongqin Wu
  • Patent number: 10783677
    Abstract: A data visualization system creates a visual representation of data. The visual representation of data is provided in a form that enables an end user to adjust variable data upon which one or more determined data elements are based using an input device. The adjustment of the variable data is detected, and the visual representation of the data is refreshed based on the detected adjustment of the variable data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: New BIS Safe Luxco S.à r.l
    Inventor: Andrew John Cardno
  • Patent number: 10785469
    Abstract: A generation apparatus is configured to generate a virtual viewpoint image based on a plurality of images captured by a plurality of cameras for imaging a field from a plurality of different directions, the generation apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire, based on a three-dimensional model of at least a portion of the field, correspondence information indicating correspondence between a coordinate of an image captured by at least one of the plurality of cameras and a coordinate related to a simple three-dimensional model less accurate than the three-dimensional model, and a generation unit configured to generate a virtual viewpoint image according to designation about a position and an orientation of a virtual viewpoint, by using an image captured by one or more of the plurality of cameras and the correspondence information acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yusuke Nakazato
  • Patent number: 10777148
    Abstract: An image signal processing device of the present disclosure includes a luminance correction section that performs, on a basis of information on a maximum output luminance value in a display section, luminance correction on an image signal to be supplied to the display section, the maximum output luminance value being variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kuninori Miyazawa, Hidetaka Honji
  • Patent number: 10762350
    Abstract: Video noise reduction for a video augmented reality system is provided. A head mounted display includes a display unit; a camera for generating frames of display data. A frame store is provided for storing previous frames of displayed information that was sent to the display unit; and a motion processor is provided in communication with the camera, display unit, and the frame store. The motion processor is operable to: identify an area of interest in a current frame of display data; match the area of interest to similar areas in previous frames stored in the frame store; rotate and translate the matched areas of interest from the one or more previous frames stored in the frame store to match the area of interest in the current frame; and average the prior matched areas of interest with the current area of interest to generate a displayed area of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian K. Guenter, Ran Gal
  • Patent number: 10762713
    Abstract: A method and system for generating an augmented reality experience without a physical marker. At least two frames from a video stream are collected and one of the frames is designated as a first frame. The graphical processor of a device prepares two collected frames for analysis and features from the two collected frames are selected for comparison. The central processor of the device isolates points on a same plane as a tracked point in the first frame and calculates a position of a virtual object in a second frame in 2D. The next frame from the video stream is collected and the process is repeated until the user navigates away from the URL, webpage or when the camera is turned off. The central processor renders the virtual object on a display of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SHOPPAR INC.
    Inventor: Sina Viseh
  • Patent number: 10754499
    Abstract: A program for causing a computer to execute: receiving an instruction to change a position and a direction of a viewpoint disposed in a virtual space from a user; controlling a viewpoint to change the position and the direction of the viewpoint in response to the instruction; rendering a spatial image that depicts an aspect of an interior of the virtual space on the basis of the position and the direction of the viewpoint; and switching over between a first mode of changing the direction of the viewpoint about the position of the viewpoint and a second mode of changing the position and the direction of the viewpoint about an object of interest to which the user pays attention in the virtual space in a case of receiving an instruction to change the direction of the viewpoint from the user at a time of controlling the viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Masaaki Yamagiwa, Teruyuki Toriyama, Hidetaka Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10748235
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for optimizing display processing of layers below a dim layer by a display system. Because the dim layer may partially obstruct, conceal, or otherwise impact a user view of layers below the dim layer, resource-saving techniques may be used in the processing the layers below the dim layer. While these techniques may impact visual quality, a user is unlikely to notice visual artifacts or other reductions in quality in the modified layers below the dim layer. For example, when a dim layer is to be displayed, a GPU can render layers below the dim layer at a lower resolution. Furthermore, the GPU can increase a compression ratio for layers below the dim layer. The low-resolution layers can be scaled-up to an original resolution and the compressed layers can be uncompressed in the display pipeline for display underneath the dim layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Raviteja Tamatam, Jayant Shekhar, Kalyan Thota, Venkata Nagarjuna Sravan Kumar Deepala
  • Patent number: 10740985
    Abstract: Methods and devices for generating reference data for adjusting a digital representation of a head region, and methods and devices for adjusting the digital representation of a head region are disclosed. In some arrangements, training data are received. A first machine learning algorithm generates first reference data using the training data. A second machine learning algorithm generates second reference data using the same training data and the first reference data generated by the first machine learning algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: RealD Spark, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Sommerlade, Alexandros Neophytou
  • Patent number: 10726616
    Abstract: An image processing system configured to process perceived images of an environment includes a central processing unit (CPU) including a memory storage device having stored thereon a computer model of the environment, at least one sensor configured and disposed to capture a perceived environment including at least one of visual images of the environment and range data to objects in the environment, and a rendering unit (RU) configured and disposed to render the computer model of the environment forming a rendered model of the environment. The image processing system compares the rendered model of the environment to the perceived environment to update the computer model of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE INC.
    Inventors: Julian C. Ryde, Xuchu Ding