Patents Examined by Jeffery Brier
  • Patent number: 11354837
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a computer-implemented method for creating an overlay map, preferably a heat map, comprising: receiving at a server a user request for creation of the overlay map; loading vector data at the server comprising location data, the location data comprising at least one attribute; converting the vector data to image data composed of pixels according to an index scale; applying the converted image data to a color ramp; and creating the overlay map based on the converted image data and the color ramp; wherein said vector data is organized according to a plurality of layers, the location data comprising at least one attribute for each layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: KBC Groep NV
    Inventors: Martina Chlebcova, Viera Kovalova, Barak Chizi, Jeroen D'haen
  • Patent number: 11354898
    Abstract: A contextual filter system configured to perform operations that include, capturing an image frame at a client device, wherein the image frame includes a depiction of an object, identifying an object category of the object based on the depiction of the object within the image frame, accessing media content associated with the object category within a media repository, generating a presentation of the media content, and causing display of the presentation of the media content within the image frame at the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Ebony James Charlton, Celia Nicole Mourkogiannis, Travis Chen, Kevin Dechau Tang, Kaveh Anvaripour
  • Patent number: 11354868
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing remote assistance via augmented reality (AR) by utilizing a field service device and a remote expert device are disclosed herein. An example method includes a field service device generating a non-AR video feed, and sending the non-AR video feed to a remote expert device. A user of the remote expert device then annotates the non-AR video feed by drawing a scribble pattern onto the non-AR video feed. The remote expert device then sends the scribble pattern to the field service device as an array of coordinates. The field service device then maps the received scribble pattern to a plane to create an AR scribble pattern. The field service device then creates an AR video feed based on the AR scribble pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas William Judd, Kevin B. Mayginnes
  • Patent number: 11348321
    Abstract: A method of providing an augmented view of a real world scenery and of an occluded subsurface infrastructure. An image is taken by a camera with an image sensor and image reference information comprising a camera position and a camera orientation. From three dimensional information of a subsurface infrastructure, a two dimensional projection on the image sensor is made by using the reference information. A projection position of an anchor element of the subsurface infrastructure being visible on the at least one image is compared with an image position of the anchor element. A difference between the image position and the projection position is compensated for matching and overlaying the two dimensional projection derived from the three dimensional information of the subsurface infrastructure with the at least one image and thereby providing an improved augmented view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventor: Bernhard Metzler
  • Patent number: 11348296
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing a timeline representing a culture media protocol for a culture medium. Providing a timeline representing a culture media protocol can include receiving the culture media protocol for the culture media generating the timeline on a user interface based on the culture media protocol, monitoring time on the timeline, receiving one or more culture media images related to the culture media protocol, associating each of the one or more culture media images with a position on the timeline that correlates to a time at which the culture media image was captured, and generating a selectable marker for each culture media image associated with the timeline, the selectable marker being aligned with the position on the timeline that correlates to the time at which the culture media image was captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Strett Roger Nicolson, Keri Lynne Jones Aman, Mark Sakowski, Paul Fieni, Mark Larsen, Amy Alcott Llanso
  • Patent number: 11335071
    Abstract: A moving-object position and orientation acquisition section acquires a position and an orientation of a moving object detected by a tracker provided in the moving object to be moved by a user. An AR region determination section determines, as an augmented reality region, a region that corresponds to a partial space occupied by the moving object in a real world and viewed from a viewpoint of the user. The moving object is configured to be moved by the user. An AR generation section generates an augmented reality image in the augmented reality region in a shot image of the real world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Ohashi, Masaomi Nishidate, Norihiro Nagai
  • Patent number: 11328692
    Abstract: A head-mounted situational awareness system and method of operation provides a head gear with a retinal display, and multiple sensory-related electrical components. A microphone array and a motion sensor are integrated into head gear. The microphone array detects incoming audio signals to generate an audio signal. The motion sensor detects position and orientation of head gear relative to audio source to generate a position signal. A processor utilizes speech-to-text software to translate the sound to text for display on retinal display. The processor utilizes a position algorithm and triangulation functions to generate a position graphic of audio source. Noise cancelling software reduces background noise to sound. A remote subsystem, or command center, communicates audio signal and position signal with the head gear to receive an audio picture of the area, and also to generate actionable information that displays in real time on the retinal display of head gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Alexandra Cartier, Gary England
  • Patent number: 11328507
    Abstract: A sensing system with a detecting device that is used to detect a position of a target and a controller, where, for display on a display device or projection by a projection apparatus, the controller creates an augmented-reality image that shows: at least one of a setting related to detection of the target using the detecting device, a setting of a moving apparatus, and a setting of a robot that performs work on the target, a position of the target being recognized by the controller, a result of the detection of the target, a work plan of the moving apparatus, a work plan of the robot, a determination result of the controller and a parameter related to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masafumi Ooba
  • Patent number: 11328493
    Abstract: An augmented reality screen system includes an augmented reality device and a host. The augmented reality device is configured to take a physical mark through a camera. The host is configured to receive the physical mark, determine position information and rotation information of the physical mark, and fetch a virtual image from a storage device through a processor of the host. The processor transmits an adjusted virtual image to the augmented reality device according to the position information and the rotation information, and the augmentation device projects the adjusted virtual image to a display of the augmented reality device. The adjusted virtual image becomes a virtual extended screen, and the virtual extended screen and the physical mark are simultaneously displayed on the display of the augmented reality device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Huei-Ping Tzeng, Chao-Kuang Yang, Wen-Cheng Hsu, Chih-Wen Huang, Chih-Haw Tan
  • Patent number: 11327630
    Abstract: Devices, methods, systems, and media are described for selecting virtual objects for user interaction in an extended reality environment. Distant virtual objects are brought closer to the user within a virtual 3D space to situate the selected virtual object in virtual proximity to the user's hand for direct manipulation. A virtual object is selected by the user based on movements of the user's hand and/or head that are correlated or associated with an intent to select a specific virtual object within the virtual 3D space. As the user's hand moves in a way that is consistent with this intent, the virtual object is brought closer to the user's hand within the virtual 3D space. To predict the user's intent, hand and head trajectory data may be compared to a library of kinematic trajectory templates to identify a best-matched trajectory template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taslim Arefin Khan, Szu Wen Fan, Changqing Zou, Wei Li
  • Patent number: 11328465
    Abstract: Systems and methods for augmented reality (AR) safe visualization for use with a near to eye (NTE) display system worn by a user are provided. The system includes: a processor programmed with an AR program and a task database storing task data; and, a camera mounted to the NTE display system and providing video input. The processor receives the video input and coordinates video image processing of the video input to identify therein a user's hand and an object. The processor receives an intended task from the user and retrieves associated task data based thereon. The processor processes the task data with the intended task to render a visualized item, such as a job card. The processor determines when the visualized item is in front of the hand while the user is performing the task and removes the visualized item responsive thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ondrej Pokorny, Michal Kosik, Marketa Szydlowska
  • Patent number: 11323756
    Abstract: Extended reality presentations (e.g., augmented reality, augmented virtuality, and virtual reality) are often presented as multimodal experiences involving a combination of visual, audio, and haptic input and output channels. Users who have a deficit in one modality may consume other channels of the extended reality presentation, but the absence of the deficit modality may render the extended reality presentation incomplete or incomprehensible. Instead, for users with a deficit in a source modality, a modality may be identified as an annotation modality in which the user does not have a deficit. An annotation set of annotations in the annotation modality may be generated that respectively describe an event arising in a source channel in the source modality. The annotation set may be presented to the user (either supplementing the source channel or in lieu of the source channel), thereby adapting the extended reality presentation to the physiological capabilities of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Roy Goldberg
  • Patent number: 11320242
    Abstract: An electronic device determines target information about a target and recommends a target based on the target information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Philip Lyren
  • Patent number: 11317999
    Abstract: A processing device receives, from an image capture device associated with an augmented reality (AR) display, a plurality of images of a face of a patient. The processing device selects a subset of the plurality of images that meet one or more image selection criteria. The selection comprises determining, from the plurality of images, a first image that represents a first position extreme for the face; determining, from the plurality of images, a second image that represents a second position extreme of the face; selecting the first image; and selecting the second image. The processing device further generates a model of a jaw of the patient based at least in part on the subset of the plurality of images that have been selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Avi Kopelman, Adi Levin, Eric Paul Meyer, Elad Zeiri, Amir Ashkenazi, Ron Ganot, Sergei Ozerov, Inna Karapetyan
  • Patent number: 11321038
    Abstract: A display control device includes an acquisition unit that acquires an image, a storage unit that stores plural images acquired by the acquisition unit, and a display control unit that controls each image stored in the storage unit to be displayed sequentially on a display device during a fixed time, and performs control of changing a time for which each of an acquired new image and the plural images stored in the storage unit is displayed on the display device according to a display priority of each image in a case where the acquisition unit acquires the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Fumiyoshi Kawase, Takashi Sakamoto, Masaharu Shimojima, Tsukasa Tsushima
  • Patent number: 11308667
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided. The embodiments include evaluating, by one or more processors, a specimen chart relative to a chart erratum model that has features mapped to an optimum state for a first chart type. The method also includes generating a first risk score for a first sample feature of the specimen chart. The first risk score may include a delta from the optimum state. The method also includes refactoring the specimen chart to mitigate the first risk score of the first sample feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary A. Silverstein, Trudy L. Hewitt, Saswati Dana, Mayoore Selvarasa Jaiswal, Jonathan D. Dunne
  • Patent number: 11300482
    Abstract: Spectral machine condition energy peaks are graphically represented in a spectral plot using color coding, different line types, and/or filtering. This allows visual differentiation of spectral peaks associated with various fault frequency families from one another, whereby a machine condition analyst using computer-based analysis software can easily see each family of spectral peaks individually, without all the other spectral peaks, or in combinations of families that are relevant to a machine fault under investigation. In addition to current spectral data, the analyst can also view a historical trend of related scalar parameters plotted in conjunction with current spectral data, wherein the spectral data plot is synchronized with a time-based cursor on the trend plot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Computational Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stewart V. Bowers, III, Anthony J. Hayzen, Christopher G. Hilemon
  • Patent number: 11301031
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that includes a display control unit that generates display information for controlling a display device to display a first virtual object defined in a virtual space, and a second virtual object different from the first virtual object, and a controller that controls the display device are provided. The controller controls, when determining that a reference position of the first virtual object is located inside the second virtual object, the display device to display the first virtual object at a position at which the first virtual object is externally tangent to the second virtual object, and controls, when determining that an operation to space the first virtual object away from the second virtual object is performed, a display position of the first virtual object such that the reference position and the display position of the first virtual object gradually become the same in association with the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Yokoyama, Yusuke Nakagawa, Ikuo Yamano
  • Patent number: 11295525
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods that enable users to virtually experience an environment at a destination location from their own user device, control their experience and even interact with others that are physically located within the environment. Likewise, the user's experience may even be improved with the inclusion of enhancements that are presented to the user as the user experiences the environment. Users may interact with the enhancements to obtain additional enhancements, interact with others physically located within the environment, interact with and direct a guide that is physically located within the environment, and receive near real-time video and audio that is transmitted from a guide device located within the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Kelly, Matthew Brinkley, Ting-Hsiang Hwang, Amy Bergsieker, Cameron Charles, Elliot Chong, Gonzalo Ramos, Babak Amir Parviz
  • Patent number: 11295530
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus obtains attitude information about the electronic apparatus; controls playback of a VR video image such that a range of a part in each of frame images is displayed on a screen, the part being based on a direction corresponding to the attitude information; executes pattern-matching processing between a first and second VR video image and detecting a common subject; and performs control such that, when the second VR video image starts to be played back, a range of a part in a second frame image to be displayed first is displayed on the screen, the part being based on a difference of a direction corresponding to the attitude information from a direction of the common subject in the first frame image displayed when the playback of the first VR video image is ended and on a direction of the common subject in the second frame image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jun Koyama