Patents Examined by Jeffrey Brier
  • Patent number: 10417916
    Abstract: A method and system for displaying contextual correlations of objects of a lateral map (LMAP) display to objects of a vertical situational display (VSD) which includes: receiving a first set of latitude objects of graphic representations of a plurality of conditions on the LMAP display wherein the graphic representations represent a particular condition; receiving a second set of vertical objects of graphic representations of a plurality of conditions on the VSD; and correlating using correlation solutions the first and second set of latitude and vertical objects graphically represented of the particular condition between the LMAP display and the VSD to provide a correlation of both the latitude objects and the vertical objects within the LMAP display for rendering on the LMAP display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Prabhudev Bhuyar, Girish Benakatti, Atmacharan Ajjavara
  • Patent number: 10410050
    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: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Simon P. DiMaio, Tao Zhao
  • Patent number: 9996978
    Abstract: Systems and methods of simulating first-person control of remoted-controlled vehicles are described herein. The system may include one or more of a remote-controlled (RC) vehicle, a display interface, an input interface, and/or other components. The RC vehicle may have an image capturing device configured to capture in-flight images. View information representing the captured images may presented on a display worn and/or otherwise accessible to user. The input interface may allow the user to provide control inputs for dictating a path of the RC vehicle. Augmented reality graphics may be overlaid on the view information presented to the user to facilitate gameplay and/or otherwise enhance a user's experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Logan Olson, Michael P. Goslin, Clifford Wong, Timothy Panec
  • Patent number: 9823816
    Abstract: A display system including a display apparatus and an upgrading apparatus are provided along with a control method. A display apparatus includes an image processor which processes an image signal, a display which displays the processed image thereon, a connector to which an upgrading apparatus comprising at least one upgrading function is connected and a controller which communicates with the upgrading apparatus and controls the display to display thereon a user interface (UI) screen displaying at least one upgrading function list generated by the upgrading apparatus in response to a user selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Hong-ju Na, Ho-woong Kang, Kil-soo Park
  • Patent number: 9767609
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed that relate to determining a pose of a device. One disclosed embodiment provides a method comprising receiving sensor information from one or more sensors of the device, and selecting a motion-family model from a plurality of different motion-family models based on the sensor information. The method further comprises providing the sensor information to the selected motion-family model and outputting an estimated pose of the device according to the selected motion-family model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventors: Ethan Eade, Michael John Ebstyne, Frederick Schaffalitzky, Drew Steedly
  • Patent number: 9613395
    Abstract: Techniques for operation chart rescaling are described. In at least some embodiments, an operations chart is provided that tracks various parameters for an operation. The operations chart can include visual indicia of operation parameters, such as an operation value indicator that indicates a current operation value. A progress indicator can also be included that provides a visual indication of operation progress. In response to a change in an operation value for the operations chart (e.g., a change in data rate), the operations chart can be rescaled to visually reflect the change in operation value. In at least some implementations, techniques are employed to smooth visual movement of chart elements during a rescaling operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Francisco Alvarez Cavazos, Jonathan M. Class, Jordi Mola, Guillermo Ortiz Peña, Benjamin N. Truelove
  • Patent number: 9589377
    Abstract: A real-time spectrum analyzer for measuring time domain data of an input signal includes an ADC, a resampler and a density histogram memory unit. The ADC has a first sample rate and is configured to acquire and digitize the input signal at the first sample rate to provide first samples. The resampler has a second sample rate and is configured to acquire the first samples at the second sample rate to provide second samples grouped in sample sets, where the second sample rate is selected so that each sample set includes an integer number of second samples per an integer number of periods at a frequency of interest of the input signal. The density histogram memory unit is configured to store at least a portion of the second samples output by the resampler for generating a continuous real-time gap-free density histogram corresponding to the time domain data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robin A. Bordow
  • Patent number: 9437047
    Abstract: The invention discloses a method, an electronic apparatus, and a computer readable medium for retrieving a map. The method includes the following steps. Firstly, a picture of a printed map is obtained. A block area surrounded by a road outline in the picture is defined. A map service is queried to find an electronic map having a map area corresponding to the block area according to contents of the printed map. A plurality of 3-D models of a plurality of buildings located in the map area is retrieved. The 3-D models are mapped on the picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Yung-Lung Chang, Ruey-Jer Chang
  • Patent number: 9024972
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques for receiving measurements from one or more inertial sensors (i.e. accelerometer and angular rate gyros) attached to a device with a camera or other environment capture capability. In one embodiment, the inertial measurements may be combined with pose estimates obtained from computer vision algorithms executing with real time camera images. Using such inertial measurements, a system may more quickly and efficiently obtain higher accuracy orientation estimates of the device with respect to an object known to be stationary in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew L. Bronder, Michael A. Dougherty, Adam Green, Joseph Bertolami, Robert M. Craig
  • Patent number: 8963949
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that includes receiving multiple sequential images captured by an image capture device. The method includes selecting a subset of the multiple sequential images that are aligned to each other. The method further includes averaging pixel values from each image in the subset of the multiple sequential images to produce a combined image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Babak Forutanpour, Jingqiang Li
  • Patent number: 8830235
    Abstract: An irregular connectivity mesh representative of a surface having an arbitrary topology is processed using a non-uniform relaxation procedure. The non-uniform relaxation procedure minimizes differences between vectors normal to faces of pairs of triangles having a common edge and located within a designated neighborhood of a given vertex. The relaxation procedure may be used to construct subdivision and pyramid algorithms for performing processing operations such as upsampling, downsampling and filtering on irregular connectivity meshes. The signal processing algorithms may be utilized in applications such as smoothing, enhancement, editing, texture mapping and compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignees: Alcatel Lucent, California Institute of Technology, Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Igor V. Guskov, Peter Schröder, Wim Sweldens
  • Patent number: 8743147
    Abstract: The present invention provides a character highlighting control apparatus including a character pixel extractor and a highlighting degree controller. The character pixel extractor is configured to extract a pixel corresponding to a character part from input image data. The highlighting degree controller is configured to carry out control in such a way that a maximum emission luminance of a display device is linked with input image data, to thereby selectively increase an emission luminance of an extracted pixel on a display screen and avoid increase of an emission luminance of a background part on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Ozawa, Mitsuru Tada
  • Patent number: 8564623
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for implementing an integrated data visualization interface for multi-dimensional microscopy image and measurement data are disclosed. The integrated data visualization interface utilizes the known dimensional relational relationships between the images to automatically provide synchronized and coordinated visualization and manipulations across multiple related images and measurement data in multiple dataset viewer components (e.g., image grids, browsable image strips, tables, and graphs). Other features of the dataset viewer components are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Molecular Devices, LLC
    Inventors: Avrum I. Cohen, Jerry M. Rubinow, Steven P. Boyd, Arad Shaiber
  • Patent number: 8482582
    Abstract: A system and method for label placement is disclosed that achieves the twin goals of practical efficiency and high labeling quality by employing cartographic heuristics. A caller defines map and label properties. Then labels are pulled within a map boundary. Labels are next ordered by priority in descending importance. The order of testing labels is determined. Attempts are made to move overlapping labels. This is an iterative process; therefore there must be criteria that halt the procedure. Upon reaching an acceptable solution, the label properties are adjusted to reflect the new label placements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Theodore J Gelber
  • Patent number: 8451274
    Abstract: A method of displaying characters is adapted to a displaying device. First, the displaying device receives and analyzes a frame to obtain subtitle data including a first character. Then, the subtitle data is analyzed to obtain at least one first location of the first character on the frame. Finally, the first character is displayed at the at least one first location in a first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Himax Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Wei-Pung Tsay, Shu-Ming Liu
  • Patent number: 8310486
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods, apparatuses, devices and systems associated with adjusting for input latency within an electronic are disclosed. An electronic device may receive a user input, such as a user actuation of a device key. A latency adjusted time of the input may be calculated based, at least in part, on a latency of the electronic device in determining the user actuation of the device key. The latency adjusted time may be used to determine a result of the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Markus I. Pasula
  • Patent number: 8269792
    Abstract: Scissoring for any number of scissoring regions is performed in a sequential order by drawing one scissoring region at a time on a drawing surface and updating scissor values for pixels within each scissoring region. A scissor value for a pixel may indicate the number of scissoring regions covering the pixel and may be incremented for each scissoring region covering the pixel. A scissor value for a pixel may also be a bitmap, and a bit for a scissoring region may be set to one if the pixel is within the scissoring region. Pixels within a region of interest are passed and rendered, and pixels outside of the region are discarded. This region may be defined by a reference value, which may be set to (a) one for the union of all scissoring regions, for a scissoring UNION operation, or (b) larger than one for the intersection of multiple (e.g., all) scissoring regions, for a scissoring AND operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Guofang Jiao, Angus M. Dorbie
  • Patent number: 8194101
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for generating an image for a user based on an image captured by a scene-facing camera or detector. The user's position relative to a component of the system is determined, and the image captured by the scene-facing detector is modified based on the user's position. The resulting image represents the scene as seen from the perspective of the user. The resulting image may be further modified by augmenting the image with additional images, graphics, or other data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel A. Mann, Joseph Bertolami, Matthew L. Bronder, Michael A. Dougherty, Robert M. Craig, John A. Tardif
  • Patent number: 7990396
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a CAD application that allows users to establish, maintain, and synchronize project standards for style definitions and display settings across multiple drawing files that are part of a design project. The CAD application also allows users to specify how changes to a project standard should be synchronized across the drawing files associated with a given design project. A synchronization setting may be manual, semi-automatic or automatic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul McArdle, Scott Reinemann
  • Patent number: 7969453
    Abstract: Techniques to generate partial display updates in a buffered window system in which arbitrary visual effects are permitted to any one or more windows (e.g., application-specific window buffers) are described. Once a display output region is identified for updating, the buffered window system is interrogated to determine which regions within each window, if any, may effect the identified output region. Such determination considers the consequences any filters associated with a window impose on the region needed to make the output update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Brunner, John Harper