Patents Examined by Jeffery A. Brier
  • Patent number: 11189253
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting a user operating a cross reality headset, receiving a first location of the cross reality headset, providing image content and audio content to the cross reality headset, and receiving a second location of the cross reality headset. Further embodiments can include determining the cross reality headset is stationary based on the first location and the second location resulting in a determination, and providing instructions to the cross reality headset to adjust positioning the image content on a display of the cross reality headset and to provide the audio content according to the determination resulting in an adjustment of the positioning of the image content. The cross reality headset presents the image content according to the adjustment on the display. The cross reality headset provides the audio content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Kunwar Handa
  • Patent number: 11182973
    Abstract: In an example, an augmented reality display system includes a reflective surface, a depth scanner and processing apparatus comprising an image processor and an image generation engine. The depth scanner may be to scan the reflective surface and a subject via the reflective surface to acquire depth data. The image processor may be to determine, based on the depth data, a viewpoint for an augmentation of a reflected image. The image generation engine may be to generate the augmentation for display on the reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrew Hunter, Madhu Sudan Athreya, Will Allen, Carlos Haas
  • Patent number: 11173408
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein include an amusement park system that includes an augmented experience system. The augmented experience system is configured to track guest interactions of a plurality of guests of an amusement park with one or more employees of the amusement park, one or more mobile devices, one or more wearable devices, one or more themed devices, or one or more physical objects disposed within a real-world environment of the amusement park. The augmented experience system is also configured to augment the real-world environment of the amusement park based at least in part on data relating to the guest interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Neil Andrew Leiba, Wei Cheng Yeh, Travis Jon Cossairt, Erica Lynn McCay
  • Patent number: 11164353
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide for retrieving, from a storage device, first image data previously captured by a client device. The systems and methods further detect a selection of a first image processing operation and perform the first image processing operation on the first image data to generate second image data. The systems and methods further detect a selection of a second image processing operation and perform the second image processing operation on the second image data to generate third image data. The systems and methods generate a message comprising the third image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jean Luo, Oleksandr Grytsiuk, Chenguang Liu, Oleksii Gordiienko
  • Patent number: 11158130
    Abstract: In implementations of systems for augmented reality sketching, a computing device implements a sketch system to generate three-dimensional scene data describing a three-dimensional representation of a physical environment including a physical object. The sketch system displays a digital video in a user interface that depicts the physical environment and the physical object and the sketch system tracks movements of the physical object depicted in the digital video using two-dimensional coordinates of the user interface. These two-dimensional coordinates are projected into the three-dimensional representation of the physical environment. The sketch system receives a user input connecting a portion of a graphical element in the user interface to the physical object depicted in the digital video. The sketch system displays the portion of the graphical element as moving in the user interface corresponding to the movements of the physical object depicted in the digital video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Kazi Rubaiat Habib, Stephen Joseph DiVerdi, Ryo Suzuki, Li-Yi Wei, Wilmot Wei-Mau Li
  • Patent number: 11151764
    Abstract: A method for preprocessing data records for rendering in a diagram having first, second and third coordinates, wherein values of the first coordinate of the diagram, and/or values of the second coordinate of the diagram are discretized in bins. The method includes assigning to each bin of the first coordinate or to each bin of the second coordinate, data records having a value of the first coordinate or values of the first coordinate and the second coordinate, checking a number of data records that is assigned to each bin; when only one data record is assigned to a bin, instructing rendering the diagram using a third coordinate value of the data record, and when multiple data records are assigned to a bin, instructing rendering the diagram using selected third coordinate values, determined according to a predetermined criterion in which at least one value is chosen and/or aggregated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: VEGA Grieshaber KG
    Inventors: Fridolin Faist, Florian Zimmermann, Andreas Isenmann
  • Patent number: 11151798
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein include devices, systems, and methods that create additional depth frames in the circumstance wherein a depth camera runs at a lower frame rate than a light intensity camera. Rather than upconverting the depth frames by simply repeating a previous depth camera frame, additional depth frames are created by adjusting some of the depth values of a prior frame based on the RGB camera data (e.g., by “dragging” depths from their positions in the prior depth frame to new positions for a new frame). Specifically, a contour image (e.g., identifying interior and exterior outlines of a hand with respect to a virtual cube that the hand occludes) is generated based on a mask (e.g., occlusions masks identifying where the hand occludes the virtual cube). Changes in the contour image are used to determine how to adjust (e.g., drag) the depth values for the additional depth frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniele Casaburo, Adrian P. Lindberg
  • Patent number: 11145402
    Abstract: A therapy assistance system includes: a display device 1 configured to be mounted on a head and configured to display an image; and a control device configured to reproduce the image on the display device. The control device includes: a content storage means configured to store image content to be reproduced on the display device; and a rendition process means configured to perform a rendition process on the image content to be reproduced, which is loaded from the content storage means, so as to display the image content on the display device as an image in a virtual reality space. The rendition process means includes an FOV control means configured to perform control so as to narrow a field of view (FOV) for an image to be reproduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Psychic VR Lab Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamaguchi, Masayo Matsumura, Hikari Shimada, Kenji Araki
  • Patent number: 11132546
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method of generating a plane hypothesis is performed by a head-mounted device (HMD) including one or more processors, non-transitory memory, and a scene camera. The method includes obtaining an image of a scene including a plurality of pixels. The method include obtaining a point cloud based on the image of the scene and generating an object classification set based on the image of the scene, each element of the object classification set including a respective plurality of pixels classified as a respective object in the scene. The method includes generating a plane hypothesis based on the point cloud and the object classification set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Ulbricht, Angela Blechschmidt, Mohammad Haris Baig, Tanmay Batra, Eshan Verma, Amit Kumar KC
  • Patent number: 11127112
    Abstract: Techniques for simplifying a user interface by transforming a model and inversely transforming commands for controlling a remote device based on the transformed model are described herein. A computer system determines a warping transformation, applies the transformation to a model, and provides the transformed model to an operator display. The operator, referencing the transformed model, provides a movement command to a remote device reduces robot and the computer system inversely transforms the command to correspond to the space of the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Bluhaptics, Inc.
    Inventor: Olof Fredrik Ryden
  • Patent number: 11127376
    Abstract: A method for rendering a current image on a head-mounted display is provided. The current image has been acquired by a camera mounted on a moving object. First, the capturing roll angle is obtained. It is compared to the viewing roll angle that is the current roll angle of the head of a user of the head-mounted display. If the difference between the capturing roll angle and the current viewing roll angle is lower than a determined threshold, a detection flag is activated. The current image is then rotated by an angle determined according to the capturing roll angle, the current viewing roll angle and of the detection flag. The current rotated image is rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Olivier Dumas, Bertrand Leroy, Fabien Danieau
  • Patent number: 11127378
    Abstract: Display of display objects is changed as appropriate in accordance of situation change. A display control device includes: a display control unit configured to set an arrangement region on a display region of a display and control display of at least one or more display objects arranged in the arrangement region, the arrangement region having a virtual three-or-more-dimensional coordination system; and a situation determination unit configured to determine at least one situation of environment and a user, wherein the display control unit modifies the arrangement region in accordance with change of the situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jitsu Ezaki
  • Patent number: 11113755
    Abstract: Systems and methods for visualization of an item in an environment using augmented reality are provided. Environment image data containing an image of an environment is received. A selection of an item for placement into an indicated location of the environment is received. An item image of the selected item is scaled based on dimensions determined from the environment image data for the environment. The scaled item image is augmented into the image of the environment at the indicated location to generate an augmented reality image. The augmented reality image is displayed on a device of a user, whereby the scaled item image in the augmented reality image is selectable to cause display of information. A selection of the scaled item image is received. In response to the selection of the scaled item image, the information is presented on the device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Sacco
  • Patent number: 11107284
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for modeling and diagnosing a system. System identification information captured by an AR system is used to identify the system and one or more of a model of the components of the system or an overlay of the system is retrieved from a repository or generated based on component identification information or component performance data and sent to the AR system. A composite view of the model or overlay relative to a dynamic image or model of the system allows a technician to visualize the system and components and diagnose the operation of the system without opening the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Richard C. Deck, Scott C. Lauffer
  • Patent number: 11100897
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for verifying a character to be displayed on a screen, compared to a reference character. The character to be displayed and the reference character each comprise at least several characteristic points. The method comprises: a) determining a barycenter of the characteristic points of the character to be displayed, b) computing geometric coordinates of each characteristic point of the character to be displayed in a coordinate system centered on the determined barycenter, and c) computing a deviation between the character to be displayed and the reference character, as a function of the geometric coordinates computed for the character to be displayed and predetermined geometric coordinates for the reference character. The character to be displayed is considered correct only if the computed deviation is below the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Alexandre Fine, Philippe Neto, Siegfried Rouzes
  • Patent number: 11100689
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprises receiving a plurality of sampled data points, each data point including a y value and a t value; defining an array of bins, each bin identified by a unique number and including histogram data for a range of y values; for each consecutive pair of data points including a current data point and a next data point, determining a corresponding one of a plurality of linear equations, each linear equation defining a line between the current data point and the next data point; for each line, determining an amount of time that the y value of the line is within the range of values for each bin from the current data point to the next data point; and adding the time to the histogram data for each bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Aaron Tohlen, Mitchell Hedges Morrow
  • Patent number: 11094131
    Abstract: A method of providing an augmented reality image comprises recording a basic image including a subject and a first background using a recording device, extracting a subject image from the basic image, and providing the extracted subject image to a display device for combining with a second background. At A the sending person using the app to record a moving image of their own head—ie a video—which is separated from the background by the app (the background being automatically discarded). The image is then sent to a recipient who, at B, sees the head speak to them either on their desktop or in the camera view of the smart phone/tablet if they so choose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: 2MEE LTD
    Inventors: Christopher George Knight, James Riley, David Soppelsa
  • Patent number: 11087511
    Abstract: A method includes accessing a digital image in a raster representation and identifying edges in the digital image. A set of curves are generated by fitting each of the edges with a corresponding curve. A curvilinear triangulation is generated to include the set of curves. The method further includes generating a gradient mesh based on the curvilinear triangulation, where the gradient mesh includes polygons of the curvilinear triangulation along with control points based on the curvilinear triangulation. A respective color is determined for each control point of the gradient mesh, based on pixel colors of pixels of the raster representation corresponding to the control points in the gradient mesh. The method further includes generating a vector representation of the digital image, where the vector representation includes the gradient mesh with colors of the control points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Jose Ignacio Echevarria Vallespi, Gerben Hettinga
  • Patent number: 11086584
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a communication unit configured to receive a plurality of image signals from a plurality of other electronic devices, a display unit including display regions including at least a first display region and a second display region, and a controller configured to control the display unit to display a first image signal received from a first other electronic device of the plurality of the other electronic devices in the first display region as an image and display a second image signal received from the second other electronic device of the plurality of other electronic devices in the second display region as an image, wherein the first display region and the second display region are determined according to respective distances between the plurality of other electronic devices and each of the plurality of display regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyoung Cheol Lee, Dae Won Kim, Young Seok Kim, Kee Hyun Nam, Ho Jung Lee
  • Patent number: 11086403
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multi-user shared virtual and augmented reality-based haptics are disclosed. One illustrative method for multi-user shared virtual and augmented reality-based haptics includes determining a position of an object; determining a viewpoint of at least one observer with respect to the object; determining a haptic effect to be output based at least in part on the position and the viewpoint; and outputting the haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: William S. Rihn, David M. Birnbaum, Shadi Asfour, Satoshi Araki, Sanya Attari