Patents Examined by Jeffery A. Brier
  • Patent number: 11523185
    Abstract: A system and method for rendering a video stream for display on a display device, which may comprise receiving the video stream by streaming and generating display data defining a visible display area to be displayed by the display device, wherein generating of display data comprises rendering the video stream in a sub-area of the visible display area. A selection mechanism may be provided by which a version of the video stream may be selected for streaming having a spatial resolution and/or a bitrate which is selected based on a size of the sub-area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignees: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Hans Maarten Stokking, Alexandre da Silva Pratas Gabriel
  • Patent number: 11521735
    Abstract: Aspects and features of this disclosure relate to delivering individualized mental health therapies via networked computing devices. A mental-health-treatment-delivery server outputs a module with video content in connection with a mental health treatment protocol for a user. The mental-health-treatment-delivery server outputs a request for the user to respond to a question or to stimuli. The mental-health-treatment-delivery server receives a response from the user to the question or the stimuli. The mental-health-treatment-delivery server compares the response to stored data to determine information to present to the user. The mental-health-treatment-delivery server receives a command from the server device to present the information to the user. The mental-health-treatment-delivery server outputs the information to an interface of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
    Inventors: Michael J. Hasselberg, Wendy Cross, Matthew Brown, David John Mitten, Christopher John Dasilva
  • Patent number: 11514617
    Abstract: A method for providing a virtual environment during movement is provided. The method includes the following operations: capturing a first image associated with an interior space of a housing and also associated with part of an external environment captured outward from the interior space; classifying the first image into a first segment associated with the interior space and a second segment associated with the part of the external environment; estimating a first pose and a second pose of a mobile device associated with respective the housing and the external environment, in which the first pose is estimated by a first localization model based on the first segment, and the second pose is estimated by a second localization model based on a second image associated with the external environment; and displaying virtual objects by the mobile device according to the first and second poses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Shih-Chieh Kuo, Yuan-Tung Chen, Wan-Ling Yang
  • Patent number: 11514616
    Abstract: In a system for providing augmented reality to a person disposed in a real-world, physical environment, a camera is configured to capture multiple real-world images of a physical environment. The system includes a processor configured to use the real-world images to generate multiple images of a virtual object that correspond to the multiple real-world images. The system further includes a display configured to display to the person in real time, a succession of the generated images that correspond to then-current multiple real-world images, such that the person perceives the virtual object to be positioned within the physical environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Strathspey Crown, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Edward Grant
  • Patent number: 11508084
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present technology includes an imaging unit, an inertial sensor, and a control unit. The imaging unit acquires image information. The inertial sensor acquires inertial information. The control unit estimates a self location of the information processing apparatus on the basis of the image information and the inertial information, recognizes a situation of a user with the information processing apparatus, and changes a ratio of reliability between the image information and the inertial information that are to be used for estimating the self location depending on the situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuru Nishibe
  • Patent number: 11508340
    Abstract: The invention includes a method including the steps of obtaining a plurality of images, each of the images in the plurality having at least one corresponding region, generating a merged image, the merged image also having the corresponding region. The step of generating includes selecting an image source from the plurality of images to source image data for the corresponding region in the merged image by comparing attributes of the corresponding regions of the plurality of images to identify the image source having preferred attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Kreeger, Andrew P. Smith, Ashwini Kshirsagar, Jun Ge, Yiheng Zhang, Haili Chui, Christopher Ruth, Xiangwei Zhang, Liyang Wei, Jay Stein
  • Patent number: 11493988
    Abstract: In some examples, an electronic device receives selection of a target image relating to an augmented reality presentation, displays, in a display screen of the electronic device, captured visual data of an environment acquired by the electronic device, and displays, in the display screen, guidance information relating to the target image to assist a user in finding a physical target, corresponding to the target image, in the captured visual data of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Clinton Joiner, Marcus Thomas
  • Patent number: 11494998
    Abstract: A vehicle component display device including: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory, the processor being configured to: acquire a predetermined reference shape from a captured image of a vehicle that is captured by an imaging section; read three-dimensional data of component images corresponding to the reference shape, and display the component images at a display in a state in which the component images are superimposed on the vehicle, the display being visible to a user; display a component configuration diagram at the display together with the component images; and in a case in which a component is selected in the component configuration diagram, emphasize display of the component in the component images displayed at the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi Kayano, Hiroshi Sakai
  • Patent number: 11475644
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for mixed reality collaboration. A method may include receiving persistent coordinate data; presenting a first virtual session handle to a first user at a first position via a transmissive display of a wearable device, wherein the first position is based on the persistent coordinate data; presenting a virtual object to the first user at a second location via the transmissive display, wherein the second position is based on the first position; receiving location data from a second user, wherein the location data relates a position of the second user to a position of a second virtual session handle; presenting a virtual avatar to the first user at a third position via the transmissive display, wherein the virtual avatar corresponds to the second user, wherein the third position is based on the location data, and wherein the third position is further based on the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard St. Clair Bailey, Siddartha Pothapragada, Koichi Mori, Karen Stolzenberg, Savannah Niles, Domingo Noriega-Padilla, Cole Parker Heiner
  • Patent number: 11475509
    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 that also includes information for the item. The augmented reality image is displayed on a device of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Sacco
  • Patent number: 11475646
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for influencing the mood of a person using a synthetic window. The system includes storing one or more excitement scenes and one or more calming scenes, where the excitement scenes when displayed on the display produce an excitatory environment and the calming scenes when displayed on the display produce a calming environment. The system also includes receiving input as to a type of mood of the person, selecting an excitement scene or a calming scene in response to the mood type received, and displaying the selected scene on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Peter Schuyler Shirley, Jessica E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11468867
    Abstract: A system and method for providing acoustic output is disclosed, the system comprising a communication device, a processor coupled to the communication device, and a memory coupled to the processor. The processor receives multimedia data associated with a multimedia output stream, extracts audio data based on the multimedia data, and generates a rhythmic data set including time-series acoustic characteristic data based on the extracted audio data. A sequence of visual elements is generated based on the time-series acoustic characteristic data and associated with the respective visual elements in the sequence of visual elements with the multimedia data. The multimedia data for visually displaying the acoustic characteristic data concurrently with the multimedia stream is transmitted to a multimedia output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: COMMUNOTE INC.
    Inventor: Kemal S. Ahmed
  • Patent number: 11464581
    Abstract: A surgical system includes a camera tracking system that determines a first pose transform between a first object coordinate system and the first tracking camera coordinate system based on first object tracking information from the first tracking camera which indicates pose of the first object. The camera tracking system determines a second pose transform between the first object coordinate system and the second tracking camera coordinate system based on first object tracking information from the second tracking camera indicating pose of the first object, and determines a third pose transform between a second object coordinate system and the second tracking camera coordinate system based on second object tracking information from the second tracking camera indicating pose of the second object. The camera tracking system determines a fourth pose transform between the second object coordinate system and the first tracking camera coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Calloway
  • Patent number: 11461974
    Abstract: An augmented reality method and system enables sponsors within a defined geographic area to insert enhanced augmented reality objects into navigable views of a geographic area to form “communities” searchable by a common name or identifier. Users of the method and system situated outside the geographic area may then explore the community by entering the name or identifier of the community, navigating between images containing geolocated scenes taken from or representing the geographic area or community, and interacting with the augmented reality objects positioned within the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: ARKNET INC.
    Inventors: David LaMountain, Jon N. Leonard, Jordan Gray
  • Patent number: 11450070
    Abstract: In some examples, a system for alerts of mixed reality (MR) devices includes a receiver engine to receive an input from a building sensor in response to the building sensor detecting an event, and a generator engine to cause a MR device to generate an alert in response to the input from the building sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chi So, Juan Martinez
  • Patent number: 11449133
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including circuitry that acquires information indicating a spatial relationship between a real object and a virtual object, and initiate generation of a user feedback based on the acquired information, the user feedback being displayed to be augmented to a generated image obtained based on capturing by an imaging device, or augmented to a perceived view of the real world, and wherein a characteristic of the user feedback is changed when the spatial relationship between the real object and the virtual object changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Ishihara, Tsuyoshi Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Aga, Koichi Kawasaki, Mitsuru Nishibe, Yuji Kusano
  • Patent number: 11450418
    Abstract: Data related to the adherence of a patient to a therapy regime can be collected from multiple medical devices, each of which may have an incomplete data set with data entries associated with times. Each incomplete data set represents a portion of a complete data set. The data sets can be integrated to create a complete data set with data entries from each incomplete data set being arranged in a temporal sequence with respect to one another. A report may be generated, the report having the data entries of the complete data set or a function of the data entries of the complete data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Adam John Darby, Donald Roy Kuriger, Bernhard Florian Lamprecht, Mark Samuel Hamilton, Alex Young, Benjamin Wilson Casse
  • Patent number: 11436760
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus obtains a panoramic image by overlapping partial areas of image frames and identifies an object from the panoramic image or an area of a predetermined shape of maximum size within the panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wonwoo Lee, Taehyuk Kwon, Deokho Kim, Byeongwook Yoo, Gunill Lee, Jaewoong Lee, Sunghoon Yim, Jiwon Jeong
  • Patent number: 11430191
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mobile device configured to guide a user, via an augmented reality (AR) interface generated by the mobile device, to capture images of the physical object using a camera of the mobile device. The mobile device may be configured to obtain boundary information indicative of a boundary enclosing the physical object (e.g., a box enclosing the physical object). The mobile device may be configured to use the boundary information to determine positions from which the user is to capture images of the physical object. The mobile device may be configured to guide the user to capture the images using the AR interface by guiding the user to each of the positions in the AR interface (e.g., by generating on or more GUI elements in the AR interface that indicate a position from which the user is to capture an image).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Wayfair LLC
    Inventors: Nicole Allison Tan, Rachana Sreedhar, Shrenik Sadalgi, Christian Vázquez, Jessica Stigile, Ashwin Subramani, Maria Paula Gomez Muñoz
  • Patent number: 11430046
    Abstract: An object tracking system that includes a sensor, a weight sensor, and a tracking system. The sensor configured to capture a frame of at least a portion of a rack within a global plane for a space. The tracking system is configured to detect a weight decrease on the weight sensor. The tracking system is further configured to receive the frame of the rack, to identify a marker on an item within a predefined zone in the frame, and to identify the item associated with the identified marker. The tracking system is further configured to determine a pixel location for a person, to determine the person is within the predefined zone associated with the, and to add the identified item to a digital cart associated with the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: 7-ELEVEN, INC.
    Inventors: Shahmeer Ali Mirza, Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy, Sarath Vakacharla, Deepanjan Paul