Patents Examined by Jeffery Brier
  • Patent number: 10074217
    Abstract: A method includes acquiring a first image including a specific object and captured at an imaging position, generating first three-dimensional information based on a first shape of the specific object, the first three-dimensional information corresponding to the imaging position, generating second three-dimensional information based on a specific depth value and a designated position on the first image, generating first line information based on the first and the second three-dimensional information, acquiring a second image including the specific object and captured at another imaging position, generating third three-dimensional information based on a second shape of the specific object, the third three-dimensional information corresponding to the another imaging position, generating second line information based on the second and the third three-dimensional information, generating a fourth three-dimensional information based on the first and the second line information, and storing the fourth three-dimension
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Ryouta Komatsu
  • Patent number: 10068379
    Abstract: An embodiment of an augmented reality model placement apparatus may include a location identifier to identify one or more candidate locations in a three-dimensional (3D) model for an augmented reality (AR) model based on the 3D model, the AR model, and placement constraints for the AR model, a location ranker communicatively coupled to the location identifier to assign respective ranks to the one or more identified candidate locations based on placement ranking criteria, and a location selector communicatively coupled to the location ranker to select a placement location for the AR model from the one or more identified candidate locations. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bradford H. Needham, William C. Deleeuw
  • Patent number: 10056050
    Abstract: The disclosure describes procedures for dynamically employing a variable refresh rate at an LCD display of a consumer electronic device, such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, a mobile phone, or a music player device. In some configurations, the consumer electronic device can include a host system portion, having one or more processors and a display system portion, having a timing controller, a buffer circuit, a display driver, and a display panel. The display system can receive image data and image control data from a GPU of the host system, evaluate the received image control data to determine a reduced refresh rate (RRR) for employing at the display panel, and then transition to the RRR, whenever practicable, to conserve power. In some scenarios, the transition to the RRR can be a transition from a LRR of 50 hertz or above to a RRR of 40 hertz or below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Prasanna Nambi, Jason N. Gomez, Fenghua Zheng, Paolo Sacchetto, Sandro H. Pintz, Taesung Kim, Christopher P. Tann, Marc Albrecht, David W. Lum
  • Patent number: 10055818
    Abstract: Methods, systems and articles of manufacture for a portable electronic device that uses biometric content to determine an orientation in which a display device is presenting content are disclosed. Example electronic devices include a display device, a biometric sensor to capture a biometric sample, and an orientation determination tool to determine a device orientation relative to a user based on the biometric sample. Example devices further include an orientation adjustment tool to change a content orientation in which the display device of the portable electronic device presents content based on the determination of the device orientation of the at least one of the display device and the portable electronic device. In some examples, the biometric sensor is a fingerprint sensor or an image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Tripp
  • Patent number: 10049431
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a user equipment (UE) groups a plurality of images. The UE displays a first image among the plurality of images, determines an object of interest within the first image and a desired level of zoom, and determines to lock onto the object of interest in association with one or more transitions between the plurality of images. The UE determines to transition to a second image among the plurality of images, and detects, based on the lock determination, the object of interest within the second image. The UE displays the second image by zooming-in upon the object of interest at a level of zoom that corresponds to the desired level of zoom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Bing Leng, Suzana Arellano, Daniel Rivas, Bing-Hsun Wu, Virginia Walker Keating
  • Patent number: 10025419
    Abstract: A large format display (LFD) apparatus is provided. The LFD apparatus includes a display configured to display a content comprising at least one content element, a sensor configured to detect at least one user, and a processor configured to estimate a height of the at least one user detected by the sensor, and change a display location of the at least one content element on a screen of the display based on the estimated height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ju-hee Seo, Hye-sun Kim, Moon-sik Jeong
  • Patent number: 10008184
    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: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    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: 10008042
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide a technology-based way to adapt non-augmented realty (AR) content from a content platform for display in an AR environment. More particularly, systems, apparatuses and methods may provide a way to render an AR environment including some portion of the adapted non-AR content based on one or more physical contexts or device contexts. Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for modifying one or more readability parameters of the information rendered in the AR environment based on one or more physical contexts or device contexts to improve the readability of non-AR content adapted to AR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Alexis Menard, Bryan G. Bernhart
  • Patent number: 10002305
    Abstract: A fisheye image display method is adapted to a display device, wherein a display screen of the display device is divided into a plurality of view cells. The fisheye image display method includes steps of receiving a fisheye image; generating an original image and a plurality of regional images according to the fisheye image, wherein the regional images are corresponding to a plurality of regions of interest in the original image; and arranging the regional images in at least two of the view cells, wherein the at least two view cells are adjacent to each other horizontally or vertically, and one of the at least two view cells includes at least two of the regional images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuen Shih, Chien-Wen Liu
  • Patent number: 9973696
    Abstract: Multiple images may be combined to obtain a composite image. Individual images may be obtained with different camera sensors and/or at different time instances. In order to obtain the composite image source images may be aligned in order to produce a seamless stitch. Source images may be characterized by a region of overlap. A disparity measure may be determined for pixels along a border region between the source images. A warp transformation may be determined using a refinement process configured to determine displacement of pixels of the border region based on the disparity. Pixel displacement at a given location may be constrained to direction configured tangential to an epipolar line corresponding to the location. The warp transformation may be propagated to pixels of the image. Spatial and/or temporal smoothing may be applied. In order to obtain refined solution, the warp transformation may be determined at multiple spatial scales.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Antoine Meler, Thomas Derbanne
  • Patent number: 9955038
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a layer separating unit configured to separate an input frame image data item into a moving subject layer and a background layer and a combining processing unit configured to generate a combined image data item by performing an image combining process using the input frame image data item. In the image combining process, top priority is given to a moving subject layer of the latest input frame image data item, a second priority is given to a moving subject layer of a frame image data item associated with a previously performed combining process, and a layer-image combining process is performed for a partial area of an existing combined image data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Nakao
  • Patent number: 9940754
    Abstract: Provided is a technique capable of performing displaying or hiding a menu through an operation by a movement of the head of a user wearing a head-mounted display. A head-mounted display system according to an embodiment includes an inclination detector for detecting an inclination from an initial angle of the head-mounted display mounted on a user while an application is in progress, and a display controller for generating an application image in progress in the virtual space in accordance with the detected inclination and outputting the application image to the head-mounted display. When the detected inclination is larger than a first threshold value, the display controller generates an image in which a menu image is superimposed on the application image generated in accordance with the inclination and outputs the generated image to the head-mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Kuribara
  • Patent number: 9940897
    Abstract: A method for sharing a mixed reality experience (mixed reality content, mixed reality event) between one or more computing devices is disclosed. The method includes: determining a spatial location and a spatial orientation (spatial data) of the one or more computing devices each having a camera; mapping the (spatial) location and/or the spatial orientation (spatial data) of each of the one or more computing devices into a mixed reality manager; and presenting an event that is shared among the one or more computing devices, and, the presenting of the event is experienced simultaneously and varies among each of the one or more computing devices depending on the location or the orientation or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: AWE COMPANY LIMITED, REYERSON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ling Guan, Matthew Kyan, Srinivas Krishna, Jason Raymond Thomas Bond, Nan Dong, Naimul Mefraz Khan, Xiaoming Nan, Yifeng He, Edward Biggs
  • Patent number: 9870630
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a system and method is shown as including identifying a context set data defining a context within which a person resides. Next, an operation is executed so as to retrieve the context set data that includes person data and relationship between persons data, the relationship between persons data including certain characteristics that define the person in the context set. An operation may be executed so as to perform a set operation on the person in the context set so as to generate a graph set. Further, an operation may be executed to render a graphical representation of the context set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dhanurjay A. S. Patil, Grahame Andrew Jastrebski, Chris Riccomini
  • Patent number: 9864498
    Abstract: Automatic scrolling of content displayed on a display device in response to gaze detection. Content may be displayed in a window rendered on a display screen. Gaze detection components may be used to detect that a user is gazing at the content and to determine a gaze point. At least one scroll zone relative to the display screen and a scroll action associated with each scroll zone may be determined. In response to determining that the gaze point is within a scroll zone, an associated scroll action may be initiated. The scroll action causes the content to scroll within the window until at least one of: expiration of a defined period, determining that a portion of the content scrolls past a defined position within the window, determining that the gaze point is outside of the scroll zone, and detecting an indicator that the user begins reading the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Anders Olsson, Mårten Skogö
  • Patent number: 9858475
    Abstract: In a minimally invasive surgical system, a plurality of video images is acquired. Each image includes a hand pose image. Depth data for the hand pose image is also acquired or synthesized. The hand pose image is segmented from the image using the depth data. The segmented image is combined with an acquired surgical site image using the depth data. The combined image is displayed to a person at a surgeon's console of the minimally invasive surgical system. Processing each of the video images in the plurality video images in this way reproduces the hand gesture overlaid on the video of the surgical site in the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Simon P. DiMaio, Tao Zhao
  • Patent number: 9858697
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes a processor programed to receive a first layer of navigation map data and a second layer of navigation control data from a wireless device via a transceiver. The first layer may be transmitted at a first rate and the second layer transmitted at a second rate lower than the first rate, or only in response to a user input at a user interface of the wireless device. The processor is further programed to combine the first and second layers for output at a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Livio, Inc.
    Inventor: Joey Ray Grover
  • Patent number: 9852547
    Abstract: A computing device receives data regarding a destination, a current GPS location, map data of the current location and destination, and a direction and angle of view of an augmented reality display device. The computing device accesses social media content related to an area that includes the location and the destination, and analyzes the content to determine recent conditions and attributes associated with the location and destination area. The computing device determines a path from the location to the destination based on the map data, the current location and destination, and the social media content. The computing device sends information to display a virtual image of the path overlaid on a real-world view of the augmented reality display device, based on the direction of view and the incline level of view, of the augmented reality display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Craig M. Trim
  • Patent number: 9830887
    Abstract: Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of controls for heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning systems. In an exemplary embodiment, a control for a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning system includes an alphanumeric display and one or more input device. A processor of the control is configured to receive a user input through the input device(s), and in response to the user input, reorient a display of a message relative to the alphanumeric display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: David L. Vie, Michael J. Moran, John J. Heller
  • Patent number: 9830842
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display unit that displays a first image on a screen, wherein the first image includes a first area and a second area, wherein the first area is an area in which an image displayed by another display apparatus is superimposed, and wherein the second area is an area in which a second image is displayed, and a control unit that controls a position of the second area so that at least a part of the second area and at least a part of the first area are not superimposed on each other if a request for changing a position of the second area so that at least a part of the second area and at least a part of the first area are superimposed is input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Wada