Patents Examined by Jeffery Brier
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10096139
    Abstract: Certain embodiments involve generating graphical depictions of data sets based on mapping paths of graphical objects to data properties. In one example, a graphics editing application displays a graphical interface for mapping a vector-based graphic to a data set. The vector-based graphic includes graphical objects defined by connected paths. The graphical interface receives input specifying modifications to visual properties of different graphical objects. For graphical objects mapped to data properties in the data set, the graphics editing application applies constraints to visual property modifications, where the constraints are based on mappings to the data properties in the data set. For graphical objects without mappings to data properties, the graphics editing application applies visual property modifications without these constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Zhicheng Liu, Alan Grant Wilson
  • Patent number: 10089762
    Abstract: A method for navigating through a set of images depicting a scene comprises providing a graph representation of correlations of the images and receiving input for navigation that includes an indication of a current image and weight information to control weights to be given to a plurality of measures of similarities of edges in the graph. The indication of the current image is used to determine a current node in the graph representation. At least one best ranked transition image is determined related to the current image by an edge from the current node, said determining comprising using the weight information to weigh the plurality of measures of similarities for forming a combined measure of similarity for edges from the current node, and selecting the at least one best ranked transition image based on a comparison of the combined measure of similarity for the edges from the current node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MAPILLARY AB
    Inventors: Jan Erik Solem, Yubin Kuang, Johan Gyllenspetz, Peter Neubauer
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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