Patents Examined by Jeffery A. Brier
  • Patent number: 10330440
    Abstract: An electronic device determines target information about a target and recommends a target based on the target information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Philip Lyren
  • Patent number: 10315566
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle control device mounted on a vehicle, and a method for controlling the vehicle. The vehicle control device includes a communication module configured to receive driving information regarding the vehicle, a display module configured to output visual information on a display region formed on a windshield of the vehicle, and a controller configured to control the display module based on the driving information to output graphic objects guiding a path of driving of the vehicle on a first region of the display region, the display region divided into the first region and a second region. The controller controls the display module based on the driving information to output on the second region at least one of the graphic objects output on the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sunghwan Choi, Ilwan Kim, Jaeho Lee
  • Patent number: 10311614
    Abstract: Applications and services providing customized realty renovation visualization are described. A realty renovation visualization service can, in response to receiving a request to customize a renovation visualization, query a data resource for a set of inspirational room images. The set of inspirational room images can be images of inspirational rooms with similar spatial characteristics as the room that is the subject of the customized renovation visualization. The request can include information about at least a room depicted in the renovation visualization and the data resource can be queried using parameters of a definite region of the room obtained from the information about at least the room. At least one customized room image can then be generated from the set of inspirational room images using one or more customizing criteria, and the at least one customized room image provided to the source of the request to include in the renovation visualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: David Mowatt
  • Patent number: 10313763
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide an apparatus having an interface circuit, a processing circuit, and a display device. The interface circuit is configured to receive media presentation description information of media data. The media data includes video content on a two-dimensional (2D) plane that is projected from video content of a sphere surface. The video content on the 2D plane includes a plurality of segment streams having different coverages on the 2D plane. The media presentation description information uses projection based spatial relationship description (P-SRD) to describe the different coverages of the video content on the 2D plane according to the projection. The processing circuit is configured to determine one or more segment streams based on a region of interests for image generation and the P-SRD, select segments in the one or more segment streams, and cause the interface circuit to request and receive the selected segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK, INC.
    Inventors: Wang Lin Lai, Shan Liu, Xin Wang
  • Patent number: 10304239
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and apparatuses are provided to facilitate a positioning of an item of virtual content in an extended reality environment. For example, a first user may access the extended reality environment through a display of a mobile device, and in some examples, the methods may determine positions and orientations of the first user and a second user within the extended reality environment. The methods may also determine a position for placement of the item of virtual content in the extended reality environment based on the determined positions and orientations of the first user and the second user, and perform operations that insert the item of virtual content into the extended reality environment at the determined placement position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Pushkar Gorur Sheshagiri, Pawan Kumar Baheti, Ajit Deepak Gupte, Sandeep Kanakapura Lakshmikantha
  • Patent number: 10290127
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention include an apparatus for displaying line charts with responsive line thickness using a display screen of a mobile computing system and include a processor, and one or more stored sequences of instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive a request to display a line chart on a display screen of a mobile computing system with the line chart having multiple line segments, determine density of information to be displayed with the line chart, and display the line chart with thickness of lines of the line chart corresponding to the determined density of information. The thickness of the line segments of the line chart is relatively thinner when the line chart includes higher density of information and relatively thicker when the line chart includes lower density of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: saleforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Yuseung Kim, Jean Elie Bovet
  • Patent number: 10290150
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for analyzing, processing, and generating maps, such as maps representing license territories for radio frequency spectrum as used in wireless communications, or other spatial data. Maps and other spatial data are maintained as spatial data files and the analysis, processing, and generation of these files may be accomplished through reducing the number of spatial data points in the spatial data file. A candidate point be may selected for elimination if it is found to be within a threshold separation distance of a reference point. Further a candidate point may be selected for eliminated if it is within a collinear variance distance of a reference point and a third point in series. Candidate points which are not selected for elimination are retained and used to generate a new spatial data file representing a new license territory map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Daniel Stewart Broyles
  • Patent number: 10281729
    Abstract: A vehicle equipped with a head-up display system is provided. The head-up display system includes an image source, a mechanically adjustable optic element, at least one reflector, and a control unit. The reflector is configured to reflect an image beam emitted from the image source to a transparent screen of the vehicle, wherein a user may perceive a virtual image through the transparent screen. The mechanically adjustable optic element is disposed in a propagation path of the image for adjusting an imaging distance of the virtual image. The control unit is used for controlling image parameters of the virtual image and is capable of adjusting the imaging distance of the virtual image but keeping at least one of the image parameters remaining the same before and after the change of the imaging distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: Shanghai XPT Technology Limited, CHAO LONG MOTOR PARTS CORP.
    Inventors: Bou-Chen Kuo, Ying-Yun Chen
  • Patent number: 10268362
    Abstract: A method and a system for implementing a side function key is provided, comprising: detecting whether a side of a mobile terminal simultaneously has at least two finger touch points, if yes, displaying an icon of the function key on a side of the touchscreen of the mobile terminal, and implementing a corresponding function in response to a clicking of the icon of the function key. The method and system may comprise: detecting whether one side of a mobile terminal has finger touch points, if at least two finger touch points are simultaneously detected, then displaying a function key, thereby achieving a function of the function key on a side of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yichong Chen
  • Patent number: 10254539
    Abstract: On the basis of information detected from a peripheral situation detecting section and information from an automatic driving support section, a display control section generates image data in which marks for driving support of an own vehicle are drawn so as to be superposed on a forward situation diagram that shows a situation at a front side. Further, from information detected by an eye detecting section and from the image data, the display control section sets a vanishing point in accordance with a height position of eyes and computes a display image. Moreover, on the basis of the information detected by the eye detecting section, the display control section causes a display image to be displayed on the front windshield glass by a HUD such that the vanishing point is set in accordance with the height position of the eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoko Ishiguro, Hidenori Uno
  • Patent number: 10242476
    Abstract: An exemplary virtual reality system presents virtual reality media content including representations of a plurality of objects to a user. The system detects a characteristic of a real-world environment of the user as the virtual reality media content is presented to the user and identifies, based on the detected characteristic of the real-world environment, an actionable real-world object included in the real-world environment. In response to the identifying of the actionable real-world object and as the virtual reality media content is presented to the user, the system dynamically integrates a proxy object corresponding to the actionable real-world object with the representations of the plurality of objects included within the virtual reality media content presented to the user. The proxy object may be configured to facilitate an action by the user with respect to the actionable real-world object as the virtual reality media content is being presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensong Inc.
    Inventors: Brigitte Bastaldo-Tsampalis, Yuk Lun Li, Ning Zhang
  • Patent number: 10235945
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for controlling a display so as to reduce power consumption in an electronic device having a plurality of processors are provided. The apparatus includes a display and a control unit. The display is configured to display information formed by a first image and a second image. The first image corresponds to a partial region of the information, and the second image corresponds to a background region of the information. The control unit includes a first processor and a second processor. The processor may be configured to transmit the first image to the second processor in response to a request for displaying the information on the display. The second processor may be configured to store the second image in a memory and control the display to display the received first image together with the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: DongJun Jang, Yongman Lee, Daehyun Yoo, Jaehun Cho, Jaewon Choi, Soohyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10229523
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for systems and methods effective to detect an alteration in augmented reality. A processor may receive a real image that corresponds to a real object and may receive augmented reality instructions to generate a virtual object. The processor may determine that the virtual object at least partially obscures the real object when the virtual object is rendered on a display. The processor may, upon determining that the virtual object at least partially obscures the real object when the virtual object is rendered on the display, simulate an activity on the real object to produce a first activity simulation and simulate the activity on the virtual object to produce a second activity simulation. The processor may determine a difference between the first and the second activity simulation and modify the augmented reality instructions to generate a modified virtual object in response to the determination of the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Gad S. Sheaffer, Shmuel Ur, Shay Bushinsky, Vlad Grigore Dabija
  • Patent number: 10210595
    Abstract: A method of operating a data processing system 4 comprises a first processing stage 11, 12 of the data processing system producing data according to a first pattern, and a second processing stage 20 of the data processing system using the data produced by the first processing stage 11, 12 according to a second different pattern. The data processing system 4 deactivates the first processing stage 11, 12 when the first processing stage 11, 12 has produced a set of data that includes sufficient data to allow the set of data to be used by the second processing stage 20 according to the second pattern, and re-activates the first processing stage 11, 12 based on the use of that set of data by the second processing stage 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Sharjeel Saeed, Daren Croxford, Kushan Vijaykumar Vyas
  • Patent number: 10210664
    Abstract: Systems and methods herein enable adding changing light in a live camera view, an image or a video using a light source that is virtual and that includes an associated lighting profile. The system includes receiving image data of the live camera view. The system determines a first lighting profile associated with the representation of the object. Position information associated with the object is also determined with respect to the camera. The system receives a second lighting profile associated with the light source. The second lighting profile provides at least intensity values and direction information for light projected from the light source. The system determines and applies changes to the first lighting profile to affect a light surrounding the representation of the object using the second lighting profile. The system displays the image data with the changes to the first lighting profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventor: Rupa Chaturvedi
  • Patent number: 10198795
    Abstract: Systems and methods for compensating for visual distortion caused by surface features on a display are disclosed. For example, one disclosed system includes: a display including one ore more surface features; a processor configured to: receive a display signal including graphical data; determine a location of the surface feature; transform the display signal based at least in part on the location of the surface feature; and cause the transformed display signal to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventor: David M. Birnbaum
  • Patent number: 10191637
    Abstract: Examples of workspace metadata management are disclosed. One example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure may include a computing system to display a workspace on a display. The computing system is further to project an image having metadata onto a multi-touch surface to receive a touch input, the image being an asset associated with a project of the workspace. The computing system is also to manage the workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Karthik Jayaraman
  • Patent number: 10181208
    Abstract: Performance and capability improvements of computer devices that provide digital images of heatmap visualizations for datasets are provided via both systems and methods. A value-color spectrum is correlated to the dataset via a multi-pass rendering. The multi-pass rendering yields a two-channel mask, which is applied to a map to show the dataset in a heatmap visualization on that map, and may be continually used as the map is manipulated by a user. User interface tools are also provided to enable a user to specify a custom value-color spectrum, how the dataset is to be aggregated, the area of effect for a data point in the visualization, the strength of effect for a data point in the visualization, and which specifies how a dataset will be visually represented in a heatmap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Benjamin Witriol, Matthew W. Asplund, Lewey Alec Geselowitz, Igor Borisov Peev, Ehab Sobhy Deraz
  • Patent number: 10162504
    Abstract: The different advantageous embodiments provide a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating a display of magnified information. A selection is received of an area of a chart on a display device to form a selected area through a user input device. Coordinates are identified for the selected area. A category assigned to the selected area is identified using the coordinates identified. Related areas of the chart are identified using the category identified. The selected area and the related areas are compiled to form display information and the display information is displayed on the display device having a selected size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Brian B. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10163001
    Abstract: The virtual model control system has an input device configured to provide input information for formation, movement or transformation of a virtual model; a control device configured to form the virtual model based on the input information received from the input device, move or transform the virtual model, form a plurality of physical particles at the virtual model, form contact point information therefor, and move the plurality of physical particles to update the contact point information; an output device configured to output the virtual model to the outside. When the plurality of physical particles penetrates into another virtual model in the virtual space, the control devices update the contact point information so that the penetrating physical particles are rearranged at an outer side of the another virtual model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Junsik Kim, Jung Min Park, Sang Rok Oh