Patents Examined by Jennifer Mehmood
  • Patent number: 11189077
    Abstract: Techniques are described for deriving information, including graphical representations, based on perspectives of a 3D scene by utilizing sensor model representations of location points in the 3D scene. A 2D view point representation of a location point is derived based on the sensor model representation. From this information, a data representation can be determined. The 2D view point representation can be used to determine a second 2D view point representation. Other techniques include using sensor model representations of location points associated with dynamic objects in a 3D scene. These sensor model representations are generated using sensor systems having perspectives external to the location points and are used to determine a 3D model associated with a dynamic object. Data or graphical representations may be determined based on the 3D model. A system for obtaining information based on perspectives of a 3D scene includes a data manager and a renderer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory House
  • Patent number: 11189010
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide a method and an apparatus for image processing. The method includes the following steps: determining an object for adjustment in an image, the object embedded in the image; determining, based on information corresponding to the object, a target adjustment strategy from a mirror strategy and a position translation strategy; and adjusting the object in the image based on the target adjustment strategy. In the technical solutions according to the embodiments of the present application, the information of the object embedded in the image is used, so a target adjustment strategy suitable for the object is determined from the mirror strategy and the position translation strategy, and the object is adjusted in the image based on the target adjustment strategy, thereby improving the degree of automation and the effectiveness of layout modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Miaomiao Cui
  • Patent number: 11182953
    Abstract: Mobile device integration with a virtual reality environment may include: determining a location of a mobile device relative to a head-mounted display displaying a virtual environment; receiving a video stream mirroring a display of the mobile device; rendering, in the virtual environment, based on the location of the mobile device relative to the head-mounted display, a representation of the mobile device comprising the video stream; and outputting, to the head-mounted display, a rendering of the virtual environment comprising the representation of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Hamilton, Ross L. Mickens, Markesha F. Parker
  • Patent number: 11182964
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to techniques for providing tangibility visualization of virtual objects within a computer-generated reality (CGR) environment, such as a CGR environment based on virtual reality and/or a CGR environment based on mixed reality. A visual feedback indicating tangibility is provided for a virtual object within a CGR environment that does not correspond to a real, tangible object in the real environment. A visual feedback indicating tangibility is not provided for a virtual representation of a real object within a CGR environment that corresponds to a real, tangible object in the real environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexis H. Palangie, Avi Bar-Zeev
  • Patent number: 11182965
    Abstract: In one example, a method for generating and displaying markers in XR environments to enhance social engagement among users includes presenting, by a processing system, an extended reality environment to a first user, wherein the extended reality environment combines elements of a real world environment surrounding the first user with elements of a virtual world, inferring, by the processing system, a marker to be associated with a second user in the extended reality environment, wherein the marker indicates information about the second user; and modifying, by the processing system, the extended reality environment to incorporate the marker in a manner that is apparent to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Nigel Bradley, Nikhil Marathe, James Pratt
  • Patent number: 11182931
    Abstract: Methods are provided for generating a prescription map for the application of crop inputs. In one method, the user draws a boundary on a map within a user interface and the system identifies relevant soil data and generates a soil map overlay and legend for changing the application prescription for various soils and soil conditions. In another method, the user instead drives a field boundary which is recorded on a planter monitor using a global positioning receiver, and the system generates a soil map and legend for changing the application prescription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE CLIMATE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Derek A. Sauder, Timothy A. Sauder, Steven D. Monday
  • Patent number: 11176718
    Abstract: The disclosed examples relate to arranging graph data for display on a display device. One example provides, on a computing device, a method comprising determining one or more connected groups of nodes in directed acyclic graph data, for each connected group of nodes, determining a reachability from each node with no inputs to each of one or more nodes with no outputs to determine a plurality of initial node/terminal node pairs, and for each initial node/terminal node pair, determining a path from the initial node to the terminal node. The method further comprises initializing a grid based upon the determined paths, placing each node at a corresponding initial grid location, and placing edges between nodes based upon the determined paths to form an initial grid representation, modifying the initial grid representation via a cost function to form a modified grid representation, and outputting the modified grid representation for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel David Gilbertson, Liessman E. Sturlaugson
  • Patent number: 11176715
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for color representation generation. In an aspect, the method includes: receiving three base colors; receiving a patchwork parameter; and generating a color representation having each of the three base colors at a vertex of a triangular face, the triangular face having a color distribution therein, the color distribution discretized into discrete portions, the amount of discretization based on the patchwork parameter, each discrete portion having an interpolated color determined to be a combination of the base colors at respective coordinates of such discrete portion. In further aspects, one or more color representations are generated based on an input image and can be used to modify colors of a reconstructed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
    Inventors: Maria Shugrina, Amlan Kar, Sanja Fidler, Karan Singh
  • Patent number: 11176725
    Abstract: Systems and methods for image retargeting are provided. Image data may be acquired that includes motion capture data indicative of motion of a plurality of markers disposed on a surface of a first subject. Each of the markers may be associated with a respective location on the first subject. A plurality of blendshapes may be calculated for the motion capture data based on a configuration of the markers. An error function may be identified for the plurality of blendshapes, and it may be determined that the plurality of blendshapes can be used to retarget a second subject based on the error function. The plurality of blendshapes may then be applied to a second subject to generate a new animation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC, Soul Machines Limited
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Sagar, Tim Szu-Hsien Wu, Frank Filipe Bonniwell, Homoud B. Alkouh, Colin Joseph Hodges
  • Patent number: 11170538
    Abstract: The systems described in this disclosure can be used in construction settings to facilitate the tasks being performed. The location of projectors and augmented reality headsets can be calculated and used to determine what images to display to a worker, based on a map of work to be performed, such as a construction plan. Workers can use spatially-aware tools to make different locations be plumb, level, or equidistant with other locations. Power to tools can be disabled if they are near protected objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel A. Gould, Kellen Carey, Michael John Caelwaerts, Gareth J. Mueckl, Christopher S. Hoppe, Benjamin T. Jones
  • Patent number: 11170890
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for evaluating blood flow with vascular perfusion imaging are disclosed. In an embodiment, a medical system is disclosed. One embodiment of the medical system comprises a perfusion imaging system configured to obtain perfusion imaging data associated with movement of contrast through a vessel of a patient, a graphical user interface, and a medical processing unit in communication with the perfusion imaging system and the graphical user interface. The medical processing unit is configured to receive a first set of perfusion imaging data from the perfusion imaging system, determine at least one parameter representative of the movement of the contrast through the vessel of the patient, generate a first graphical representation of the first set of perfusion imaging data and the at least one parameter determined based on the first set of perfusion imaging data, and output the first graphical representation to the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: John Unser
  • Patent number: 11170547
    Abstract: Need exists for information management technique that allows utilization of collapsed grain culms detection for a future farming plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Mao Kitahara, Kazuhiro Takahara
  • Patent number: 11164355
    Abstract: Systems and methods for editing an image based on multiple constraints are described. Embodiments of the systems and methods may identify a change to a vector graphics data structure, generate an update for the vector graphics data structure based on strictly enforcing a handle constraint, a binding constraint, and a continuity constraint, adjust the vector graphics data structure sequentially for each of a plurality of sculpting constraints according to a priority ordering of the sculpting constraints, generate an additional update for the vector graphics data structure based on strictly enforcing the binding constraint and the continuity constraint and approximately enforcing the handle constraint and the sculpting constraints, adjust the vector graphics data structure sequentially for each of a plurality of sculpting constraints, and display the vector graphic based on the adjusted vector graphics data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Ankit Phogat, Kevin Wampler, Wilmot Li, Matthew David Fisher, Vineet Batra, Daniel Kaufman
  • Patent number: 11157226
    Abstract: A control apparatus that controls a robot having a movable unit, includes a display control unit that changes a display form of a virtual wall displayed on a display unit transmitting visible light based on a distance between the virtual wall on a real space and the movable unit and a velocity of the movable unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshihito Yamada, Hiroki Adachi
  • Patent number: 11158287
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a system for display. The system includes a display having a plurality of pixels, a processor, and a control logic. The processor includes a graphics pipeline configured to generate a plurality of pieces of pixel data for the plurality of pixels and a pre-processing module configured to generate a plurality of pieces of compensation data for the pixel data and compress the compensation data. The compensation data is compressed by determining a plurality of pieces of quantified down-sampled compensation data based on the compensation data, converting the quantified down-sampled compensation data into M units of index data, and converting the M units of index data into M code streams. The control logic is operatively coupled to the display and the processor and includes a post-processing module configured to decompress the compressed compensation data based on the M code streams to provide control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN YUNYINGGU TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongwen Jiang, Haining Xu, Jingfeng Wang, Mengya Shen, Yajun Cao, Haopeng Lian, Zhenqiang Ma
  • Patent number: 11157238
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are generally directed to an improved vector normalization instruction. An embodiment of a method includes responsive to receipt by a GPU of a single instruction specifying a vector normalization operation to be performed on V vectors: (i) generating V squared length values, N at a time, by a first processing unit, by, for each N sets of inputs, each representing multiple component vectors for N of the vectors, performing N parallel dot product operations on the N sets of inputs. Generating V sets of outputs representing multiple normalized component vectors of the V vectors, N at a time, by a second processing unit, by, for each N squared length values of the V squared length values, performing N parallel operations on the N squared length values, wherein each of the N parallel operations implement a combination of a reciprocal square root function and a vector scaling function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek Rhisheekesan, Supratim Pal, Shashank Lakshminarayana, Subramaniam Maiyuran
  • Patent number: 11150482
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a virtual content to a physical object is described. A processor includes an augmented reality application. The augmented reality application creates virtual content at the head mounted device, and associates the virtual content with predefined conditions based on data from sensors embedded in the head mounted device at a time of creation of the virtual content. The virtual content is displayed in a display of the head mounted device in response to sensor data satisfying the predefined conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Mullins, Matthew Kammerait
  • Patent number: 11145129
    Abstract: Automatically generating augmented reality (AR) content by constructing a three-dimensional (3D) model of an object-including scene using images recorded during a remotely-guided AR session from a camera position defined relative to first 3D axes, the model including camera positions defined relative to second 3D axes, registering the first axes with the second axes by matching a trajectory derived from the image camera positions to a trajectory derived from the model's camera positions for determining a session-to-model transform, translating, using the transform, positions of points of interest (POIs) indicated on the object during the session, to corresponding POI positions on the object within the model, where the session POI positions are defined relative to the first axes and the model POI positions are defined relative to the second axes, and generating a content package including the model, model POI positions, and POI annotations provided during the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Oded Dubovsky, Adi Raz Goldfarb, Yochay Tzur
  • Patent number: 11138864
    Abstract: An early alert system and a method for livestock disease detection are disclosed. An activity measurement zone (AMZ) is defined near an incentive device (e.g. a livestock feeder) with an RFID tag reader and a uniquely-designed feedlot fence crossbar-embedded RFID antenna, which amplifies multiple signal wavelengths in a single dipole antenna. The early alert system is configured to detect and count an animal's access into the AMZ with an RFID tag attached to the animal. If the animals' activity relative to the AMZ drops to an alarmingly low level (e.g. dropping below an alert trigger point) over time, then a user of the early alert system is informed of a potential health problem of the animal and may also be encouraged to inspect the animal in person for further determination of its current health and potential medical issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: HANA MICRON INC.
    Inventors: Seungwhan Rhee, Songtao Jin, Sung Bok Kwak
  • Patent number: 11138794
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a virtual reality environment comprising: controller circuitry configured to: insert a captured image of an object in the virtual reality environment; move the captured image within the virtual reality environment; pause the movement of the captured image in the virtual reality environment; generate a rendered representation of at least part of the captured image; replace the at least part of the captured image with the rendered representation in the virtual reality environment; and move the rendered representation within the virtual reality environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Michael John Williams, Paul Edward Prayle, Michael Goldman, William Jack Leathers-Smith