Patents Examined by Jeffery Brier
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10147134
    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: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Sacco
  • Patent number: 10147400
    Abstract: A display control device (10) detects change of a screen, and executes, depending on the detected change of the screen, any one or both of provisional update processing that generates a strip-shaped rectangular region extended in a vertical direction or a horizontal direction based on the position of an icon displayed on the screen, searches the screen for a region similar to a specified image template by using the rectangular region as a search range, and performs overlay display of an icon in the similar region, and definitive update processing that searches for a region similar to the image template by using a region larger than a search range of the provisional update processing as a search range, and performs overlay display of an icon at a position corresponding to the similar region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Masuda
  • Patent number: 10140685
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes: an image processor image-processing contents and scaling the contents at a first scaling magnification; a controller determining a second scaling magnification on the basis of a resolution of the contents scaled at the first scaling magnification and an output resolution of the display device; and a display scaling the contents scaled at the first scaling magnification depending on the second scaling magnification and displaying the contents scaled depending on the second scaling magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-woo Lee, Jong-ho Kim, Hyun-hee Park, Jae-hun Cho, Ho-jin Kim, Yong-man Lee, Won-hee Choe, Dong-kyoon Han
  • Patent number: 10140743
    Abstract: Clustering media items includes: selecting a first representative media item that defines a first region, wherein the first region is defined based at least in part on a size of a reduced resolution image associated with the first representative media item; determining a first set of media items that belong to the first region; selecting a second representative media item that does not belong to the first region and that defines a second region; determining a second set of media items that belong to the second region; and sending the reduced resolution image associated with the first representative media item and a reduced resolution image associated with the second representative media item to be displayed; wherein the reduced resolution image associated with the first representative media item and the reduced resolution image associated with the second representative media item are displayed on a map in a non-overlapping fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregor Hochmuth, Tim Van Damme, Philip McAllister, Kevin Systrom
  • Patent number: 10134158
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software are disclosed herein for supporting directional stamping. In an implementation, an input stroke is received on a canvas in a user interface to an application. The application identifies at least a directional effect with which to render each of a set of discontinuous objects along a continuous path taken by the input stroke on the canvas. The application then renders the set of discontinuous objects on the canvas along the continuous path with at least the directional effect identified for each discontinuous object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Emily Tran, L. Tucker Hatfield, Daniel Parish
  • Patent number: 10109109
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for inspecting a security document (10), the use of an augmented reality system (20) for inspecting a security document (10) as well as an augmented reality system (20). One or more first items of information of the security document (10) are captured by means of an augmented reality system (20), in particular a pair of smartglasses. The one or more first items of information are then checked by comparison with a database (40). Furthermore, one or more of the results of the check of the one or more first items of information are stored and/or one or more of the results of the check of the one or more first items of information are output by means of the augmented reality system (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: OVD KINEGRAM AG
    Inventors: Reto Karrer Walker, Andreas Schilling
  • Patent number: 10109094
    Abstract: Example embodiments described herein pertain to a geospatial interface system configured to cause display of geospatial data within a graphical user interface at a client device, receive data points from multiple data sources, unify the data points, and present the unified data points as interactive graphical elements within the graphical user interface, in a presentation layer separate from the geospatial data. In example embodiments, the geospatial interface system may be or include a group of one or more server machines configured to provide one or more geospatial data display, indexing, and management services. A client device may accordingly display a graphical user interface generated by the geospatial interface system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Hong
  • Patent number: 10102674
    Abstract: In one general aspect, a system for providing a virtual reality (VR) space can include a mobile computing device, and a VR headset operatively coupled to the mobile computing device and including a screen. The mobile computing device can be configured to execute a VR application, and provide content for display on the screen of the VR headset in the VR space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Nartker, Clayton Woodward Bavor, Jr., Alexander James Faaborg, Glen Murphy, Andrey Doronichev, Christian Plagemann, Shiqi Chen, Jon Michael Wiley, Manuel Christian Clement, Murphy Stein, Samuel Mark Matson