Patents Examined by Jeffery Brier
  • Patent number: 10692294
    Abstract: A system includes an image generation system for generating streaming media of a real-world environment based at least in part on image data captured via a camera of a mobile device, to generate one or more augmentations superimposed on the streaming media of the real-world environment based at least in part on data relating to user interaction with the mobile device, and to transmit the streaming media of the real-world environment along with the one or more augmentations to be displayed on a display of the mobile device. The system also includes a physical interaction system for determining one or more physical effects to be implemented for a physical object in the real-world environment based at least in part on the data relating to the user interaction with the mobile device, and to transmit a signal to the physical object to implement the determined one or more physical effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Wei Cheng Yeh, Travis Jon Cossairt
  • Patent number: 10675766
    Abstract: A system for providing a user of a virtual reality (VR) system with physical interactions with an object in the real world or in the surrounding physical space while they are concurrently interacting in the virtual world with a corresponding virtual object. The real world object is dynamic with the system including a physical interaction system that includes a robot with a manipulator for moving, positioning, and/or orienting the real world object to move it into contact with the user. For example, the physical object is moved into contact with a tracked body part of the user at a time that is synchronized with a time of an interaction event occurring in the virtual world being created by the VR system. Further, a system is described for providing a dynamic physical interaction to a human participant, e.g., a fast and compelling handover in an augmented reality (AR) system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Günter D. Niemeyer, Lanny S. Smoot, Vinay Chawda, Matthew Keith Xi-Jie Pan, Moritz Bächer, Lars Espen Knoop
  • Patent number: 10679062
    Abstract: Methods, hardware, and software establish surfaces for graphics processing by setting a position of the capture device fixed on or relative to that surface. A user may hold the device against the surface or through other means. Ambient setting, potentially including the surface itself, is visually captured at the position. Using that position the surface is established—readily known by position, size, shape, etc. within the surroundings. Stable positioning can be determined in any way, using any data. Motion of the device may be known via internal or external sensors, and stable surface touching can be detected with a lack of motion. A user may input when the device is steady. Abutment can be measured from visual input or impact sensors. All such input may determine and/or verify a stable position. Visual input from the stable position may thus be used to establish the surface for graphical processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Primer Supply, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Donnelly, Adam Debreczeni, Russ Maschmeyer
  • Patent number: 10679413
    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: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: 2MEE LTD
    Inventors: Christopher George Knight, James Patrick Riley, David Soppelsa
  • Patent number: 10679394
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a first display control unit, and a second display control unit. The first display control unit is configured to display, in a display device, a first intensity distribution which is at least per unit time and which is regarding a biosignal coming from a particular source. The second display control unit configured to display, side-by-side in the display device, a first image which has a shape of the source and on which a second intensity distribution of the biosignal corresponding to time corresponding to a point or an area specified in the first intensity distribution is superimposed, and second images which have the shape of the source and on which second intensity distributions of the biosignal before and after the time are superimposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Michinari Shinohara, Hideaki Yamagata
  • Patent number: 10665005
    Abstract: A data-based memorabilia product and process of making the same is disclosed. The process includes defining individual data items in a data set on a hierarchical scale as common or uncommon based on a variation from a central tendency, wherein the data items are related to the intellectual property output and physical property output of an individual. Once defined, the data items may be sorted, structured, and correlated between the common data set and uncommon data set with one another, such as correlating an item in the common data set with an item in the uncommon data set-to form a correlative data item. A user of the method may influence the data selection based on personal preferences. Digital illustrations, physical illustrations, and physical products may be manufactured based on the method and at least one modified correlative data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: David Joseph Yochum
  • Patent number: 10663302
    Abstract: A processor of an AR device may receive a plurality of points within a coordinate system corresponding to points in space. The plurality of points may define a path between a starting location within the coordinate system and a navigation destination within the coordinate system. The processor may determine that the AR device is at the starting location. The processor may receive camera data from a camera of the AR device. The camera data may represent at least a portion of the points in space. The processor may generate an AR display. The generating may include overlaying a graphic illustrating the position of at least a portion of the points within the coordinate system over equivalent points in space illustrated by the camera data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Chen Shen
  • Patent number: 10664510
    Abstract: Clustering media items includes: identifying a first plurality of media items associated with a first map view of a map; grouping the first plurality of media items into a first set of one or more clusters that correspond to a first set of one or more respective regions; displaying the first set of one or more clusters using a first set of one or more representative media items; in response to a request to change the first map view: identifying a second plurality of media items in a second map view associated with the request; grouping the second plurality of media items into a second set of one or more clusters that corresponds to a second set of one or more respective regions; and displaying the second set of one or more clusters using a second set of one or more representative media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregor Hochmuth, Tim Van Damme, Philip McAllister, Kevin Systrom
  • Patent number: 10665032
    Abstract: Systems and methods for predictively responding to real-time sensor data from an computer-augmented environment are provided. A system may receive sensor data from the computer-augmented environment. The system may obtain a feature model, a prediction model, and a filter criteria. The system may derive, based on the feature model and the sensor data, a first event. The system may determine the first event is associated with an authorized event identifier in the filter criteria. The system may forecast, based on the authorized event identifier and the prediction model that a second event occurs after the first event. The system may transmit an action message to the computer-augmented environment, the action message indicative of the second event. Updates to the feature model, the prediction model, and/or the filter criteria may occur in batch using machine learning and statistical analytics while the real-time platform predictively responds to the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Perikles Rammos, Cian O'Hagan, Eoghan Kidney, Shannon Power, Navdeep Sharma, Shane O Meachair, Finbarr S. Tarrant, Richard Mcniff, Sarah Healy
  • Patent number: 10646768
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) system includes a VR display and a VR movement apparatus that includes hand interfaces and foot interfaces that can support the hands and feet of a system user. The VR movement apparatus allow the user's limbs to move in 3-dimensional space that include vertical, lateral, and fore-aft direction movements. A computer running VR software coordinate and synchronizes the VR movement apparatus and the VR display to provide system users with simulated activities in a VR environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Scott Summit
  • Patent number: 10650497
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and device for transmitting and displaying an image, a storage medium, and a processor. The method includes: segmenting a target image into multiple regions to obtain multiple regional images, where the multiple regions to which the regional images belong include a first region and a second region, the first region is a region on which a gaze point falls, and the second region is a region other than the first region in the target image; assigning resolutions to the respective regional images of the target image, where the respective regional images have different resolutions; and transmitting, one by one, the respective regional images have different resolutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING 7INVENSUN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yunfei Wang
  • Patent number: 10635279
    Abstract: A method for screenshot and related products are provided, which are applicable to an electronic device. The method for screenshot includes the following. A preset interface is displayed in a special-shaped region and a regular-shaped region of a special-shaped screen, and a first screenshot of the preset interface in a first screen status is obtained. A second screenshot is obtained by inversing the preset interface and performing a screenshot on the preset interface inversed. A synthesized screenshot is obtained by synthesizing the first screenshot and the second screenshot, where the synthesized screenshot is a complete screenshot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Haiping Zhang, Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10628877
    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: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Sacco
  • Patent number: 10613820
    Abstract: A machine-implemented method: (A) maintains a value of a data time parameter representing an amount of time required by a rendering system to render a portion of temporal sequence presentation data at a default presentation rate; (B) provides the value of the data time parameter to a first component of the rendering system; (C) calculates, based on the value of the data time parameter, a value of a presentation time parameter representing an amount of time elapsed during rendering of the portion of the temporal sequence presentation data; and (D) provides the value of the presentation time parameter to a second component of the rendering system; wherein the value of the presentation time parameter is not equal to the value of the data time parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Virentem Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Goldhor, Edward J. Bianchi
  • Patent number: 10614772
    Abstract: A display method and a terminal device are provided, so as to resolve a prior-art problem that CPU power consumption of the terminal device is relatively high because a display system of the terminal device processes three procedures in parallel in a Vsync period. The method is: determining, by the display system of the terminal device, a start moment of a first procedure in an (M+1)th Vsync period according to first processing duration of the first procedure in an Mth Vsync period, so that the display system starts to execute a device display procedure before starting to execute the first procedure, the display system delays executing the first procedure in the (M+1)th Vsync period, so that a time required for processing three procedures in parallel in the (M+1)th Vsync period by the display system is reduced, and CPU power consumption of the terminal device is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jing Zhao, Bo Yu
  • Patent number: 10607414
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and a device for seeing through an obstruction based on smart glasses, and a computer-readable storage medium, the method comprising: acquiring a first image of user's view by smart glasses and recognizing an obstruction image in the first image; acquiring a second image of the user's view by at least one image acquisition device; replacing the obstruction image in the first image with portion of the second image that corresponds to the obstruction image, which are spliced to generate an unobstruction image of the user's view. In the invention, the obstruction image in the first image is replaced with a portion of the second image that corresponds to the obstruction image, which can achieve seeing through an obstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN INSTITUTES OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Nan Fu, Yaoqin Xie, Yanchun Zhu, Shaode Yu, Yili Chen, Zhicheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10600379
    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: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    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: 10600223
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose methods and systems for determining the structure of a sorted collection list of layouts by optimizing the organization of a collection of objects on a layout based on series of narrative and aesthetic criteria that vary for each set of objects and/or layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Laurent Francois Martin, Narendra Dubey
  • Patent number: 10593072
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including a processor and a memory, the processor executing a program stored in the memory to: acquire elemental map data representing a distribution of X-ray intensity or a distribution of concentration for each element; generate a phase map indicating a distribution of phases of compounds based on the elemental map data; and generate graphs representing X-ray intensity of each element or a concentration of each element as an area for the respective phases of the compounds included in the phase map and cause a display section to display the graphs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: JEOL Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Katoh, Norihisa Mori
  • Patent number: 10593078
    Abstract: First user specified criteria is received at graphical user interface (GUI) software. A first visualization is automatically displayed, via the GUI software, based on the first user specified criteria. The first visualization is defined by a rectangular area having a fixed width dimension and variable height dimension. The first visualization includes pixels that each represent one of the objects. A particular pixel is at a first position in the visualization. A second user specified criteria that includes grouping criteria is received at the GUI software. Groups of categorized objects are created by categorizing the objects based on the second user specified criteria. A second visualization that includes the pixels is automatically displayed via the GUI software by automatically reformatting the particular pixel from the first position to a second position based on the second user specified criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Manish Srivastava