Patents Examined by Joni Hsu
  • Patent number: 11227359
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-storage media fare provided for utilizing a GPU for user-defined image compositing operations. A sequence of compositing operations is determined for a graphical image document based on at least one user-defined layer property such as a layer mode or an opacity level. A domain-specific language runtime, such as Halide runtime, is used to provide encoded objects for each operation within the sequence with the code being optimized for the GPU platform. A command buffer with a plurality of commands comprising the encoded operations is created and committed to the GPU for execution of the compositing operations. Commands are committed to the GPU in an asynchronous nature such that additional command buffers may be created and committed the GPU prior to receiving a response from the GPU on an earlier command buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Shoaib Ashraf Kamil, John William Beier
  • Patent number: 11222393
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: partition pixel values in a unit of row of an input image into a plurality of sections and allocates threads to the respective sections of the row, the threads being enabled to run in parallel by a processor; calculate, with each of the threads allocated in each row, distances each from a pixel having a certain value in the corresponding section of the row in the input image, and generates a first distance image which stores values indicating the distances; and calculate, with each of the threads allocated in each row, a first boundary value indicating a distance from a pixel having the certain value in another section of each row, by using a calculation result of the first boundary value in the another section of each row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: Tomonori Kubota, Yasuyuki Murata
  • Patent number: 11210992
    Abstract: A display controller is provided. The display controller includes n field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) (n is an integer greater than 1). A respective one of the n FPGAs includes a first input circuit and an output circuit and a first process circuit connected between the first input circuit and the output circuit. The first input circuit is configured to receive a respective one first sub-image corresponding to the respective one of the n FPGAs. The n first sub-images are combined to form one frame of initial image. The first process circuit is configured to enhance image-resolution of the respective one first sub-image to obtain a respective one second sub-image and the output circuit is configured to deliver the respective one second sub-image corresponding to the respective one of the n FPGAs to a timing-controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ran Duan
  • Patent number: 11205405
    Abstract: In example implementations, a method is provided. The method may be executed by a processor. The method includes receiving a reflected image of a mirrored display. At least one optimal display region is identified in the mirrored display around a main subject in the reflected image based on additional reflected subjects in the reflected image. A content is analyzed to determine an arrangement of the content in the at least one optimal display region. The content that is displayed is arranged in the at least one optimal display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Carlos Haas, Andrew Hunter, Madhu Sudan Athreya, William J. Allen
  • Patent number: 11204317
    Abstract: A tomographic imaging system receives measurements at a set of frequencies of a wavefield scattered by an internal structure of an object, recursively reconstructs an image of the internal structure of the object until a termination condition is met, and renders the reconstructed image. For a current iteration, the system adds a frequency to a previous set of frequencies used during a previous iteration to produce a current set of frequencies, such that the added frequency is higher than any frequency in the previous set of frequencies, and reconstructs a current image of the internal structure of the object that minimizes a difference between a portion of the scattered wavefield measured at the current set of frequencies and a wavefield synthetized from the current image. A previous image determined during the previous iteration initializes the reconstruction of the current image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Hassan Mansour, Ajinkya Kadu, Petros Boufounos, Dehong Liu
  • Patent number: 11195248
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method and apparatus for processing a video frame. A specific embodiment of the method includes: receiving a video frame set; selecting a video frame from the video frame set, and performing following processing: creating a pixel buffer object newly; reading pixel data of the selected video frame from a frame buffer corresponding to a central processing unit, and writing the read pixel data into the newly created pixel buffer object; storing the written pixel buffer object into a pixel buffer object queue; determining whether an unselected video frame is present in the video frame set; and storing the video frame set in response to determining no unselected video frame being present in the video frame set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Baidu Netcom Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minglu Li, Feifei Cao, Chunyang Su, Sheng Fu
  • Patent number: 11189003
    Abstract: This application discloses a graphics processing method and related apparatus, and a device. The method includes: obtaining a first drawing instruction that is initiated by an application program and that corresponds to a first graphics API; calling a first graphics API in a first graphics library according to the first drawing instruction to execute the first drawing instruction, and sending a first processing notification to the application program; generating calling information of the first graphics API; and sending the calling information of the first graphics API to the client. According to the foregoing solutions, the server unidirectionally transmits calling information of a graphics API to the client, so that a requirement for a network latency can be reduced, and proper running of the application program on the server can be ensured in a disconnected network, thereby improving user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuang Wan, Wei Huang, Fuwen Zhang
  • Patent number: 11182967
    Abstract: Devices, computer-readable media, and systems for augmented reality of available resources. In one embodiment, an electronic device includes a camera, a display screen, a memory including at least one of an available resources repository or an options repository, and an electronic processor. The electronic processor is configured to receive an image including a remuneration vehicle from the camera, recognize the remuneration vehicle that is included in the image, generate a graphical user interface including at least one of available resources or one or more options that are associated with remuneration vehicle based on information stored in the at least one of the available resources repository or the options repository, generate an augmented reality image by overlaying the graphical user interface that is generated onto the image from the camera, and control the display screen to display the augmented reality image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Kobi Gulersen, Brian Millar Adair Lang
  • Patent number: 11183155
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving perceived image quality with reduced implementation associated cost and/or improved operational efficiency. A display pipeline includes an input buffer that stores input image data corresponding with an image pixel window, in which the input image data has a first bit-depth and includes image data corresponding with an image pixel in the image pixel window. The display pipeline includes bit-depth adjustment circuitry, which includes a neural network that operates based on a set of bit-depth adjustment parameters to process the input image data to determine whether banding greater than a perceivability threshold is expected to result when the image is displayed directly using the input image data with the first bit-depth and to process the image data corresponding with the image pixel to expand the image data from the first bit-depth to a second bit-depth when the banding visual artifact is greater than the perceivability threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng Zhang, Chaohao Wang, Shilin Zhu
  • Patent number: 11176634
    Abstract: Provided are methods and devices of picture processing and user interface display. The method includes: determining at least one picture in user interface data corresponding to a user interface; storing the at least one picture to an external storage device in an electronic device; and generating an index identifier based on a storage location of the at least one image picture in the external storage device, where the index identifier is used by the electronic device to read the at least one picture in the external storage device indexed by the index identifier for displaying the user interface. The present disclosure provides a guarantee for further improving the display effect of a user interface, saves the memory space of an MCU to a large extent, and improves the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Yanhong Yao
  • Patent number: 11176170
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the present specification provide blockchain-based data processing computer-implemented methods, non-transitory, computer-readable media, and computer-implemented systems. In an implementation, a computer-implemented method includes obtaining, by a first node device of a blockchain and from a distributed database of the blockchain, a target transaction that comprises state information of a target user. A data type of the state information and data content that corresponds to the data type of the state information is identified. A first graphical processing is performed on the data content that corresponds to the data type of the state information to obtain a state graphic that corresponds to the target user, where the first graphical processing is performed based on first predetermined data graphical processing logic that corresponds to the data type of the state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ziyuan Luo, Lindong Liu
  • Patent number: 11164496
    Abstract: Methods and systems for multiple-buffered display rendering without the use of hardware or software interrupts. In a first repeating process, a processor writes data for a frame a selected frame buffer and, upon completion of the frame, a swap buffer signal is transmitted. In response to the swap buffer signal, the GPU updates a memory register of the display controller to indicate that the selected frame buffer can be used in the next display synchronization interval. In a separate repeating process, the display controller monitors memory register and, in a display synchronization interval, identifies the frame buffer to use for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Channel One Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Tomislav Malnar
  • Patent number: 11164281
    Abstract: An apparatus to facilitate processing of a sparse matrix is disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of processing units each comprising one or more processing elements, including logic to read operands, a multiplication unit to multiply two or more operands and a scheduler to identify operands having a zero value and prevent scheduling of the operands having the zero value at the multiplication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Eriko Nurvitadhi, Balaji Vembu, Tsung-Han Lin, Kamal Sinha, Rajikshore Barik, Nicolas C. Galoppo Von Borries
  • Patent number: 11150101
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to provide an improved device for positioning information at a location in an image. Hence the invention provides a device (100) for positioning information (18) at a location (17) in an image (13), the device (100) comprising: a detector (10) for recording the image (13), the image (13) comprising a light source (14), wherein a lighting characteristic (15) of the light source (14) comprises a code (16) indicative of the information (18) and the location (17) where to position the information (18) in the image (13); a processor (11) arranged for processing the image (13) to retrieve the code (16), retrieving the information (18) indicated by the code (16), retrieving the location (17) indicated by the code (16), processing the image (13) into a processed image (19) by positioning the information (18) at the location (17) in the image (13); an image rendering device (12) for rendering the processed image (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Jérôme Eduard Maes, Dirk Valentinus René Engelen, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis
  • Patent number: 11151772
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of deriving 3D image data of a reconstruction volume from a plurality of 2D projections by way of filtered back-projection is disclosed. An embodiment of the method includes receiving a plurality of 2D projections of an imaged object, each 2D projection corresponding to a projection plane; applying a filter to each of the 2D projections to yield filtered 2D projections; calculating a filtered back-projection density distribution from the filtered 2D projections; calculating at least one modified filtered back-projection density distribution indicative of outlier values included in the filtered 2D projections; and calculating a revised filtered back-projection density distribution as a weighted linear combination of the filtered back-projection density distribution and the at least one modified filtered back-projection density distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Frank Dennerlein
  • Patent number: 11132204
    Abstract: A processing system includes a set of queues to store command buffers prior to execution in a corresponding plurality of pipelines. The processing system also includes one or more first doorbells and a second doorbell. The first doorbells map to one or more queues in the set of queues on a one-to-one basis. The second doorbell maps to a subset of the set of queues on a one-to-many basis. A doorbell monitor generates an interrupt in response to an empty queue in the subset becoming a non-empty queue. A scheduler polls the subset in response to the interrupt. The scheduler schedules a command buffer from the non-empty queue for execution or adds the command buffer to a pool for subsequent execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Rex Eldon McCrary
  • Patent number: 11127335
    Abstract: A driving controller of a display device includes a driving frequency controller for receiving an image signal, determining a driving frequency based on the image signal, and outputting a masking enable signal corresponding to the driving frequency, and an image processor for converting the image signal into a data signal and outputting the data signal, wherein the image processor sequentially converts, based on the masking enable signal being at an active level, a part of bits of the image signal into the data signal corresponding to a plurality of dither patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Kuk-Hwan Ahn, HongSoo Kim, Junheyung Jung, Youngwook Yoo, Jungyu Lee, Hyunjun Lim, Byung Ki Chun
  • Patent number: 11114069
    Abstract: In some examples, a non-transitory machine readable medium storing instructions executable by a processor to store display information in a private memory hidden from an operating system (OS), and divisibly virtualize a contiguous planar display into a first area as a main display and a second area as a second display separate from the main display, where the continuous planar display is divisibly virtualized responsive to exposure of the display information to the OS or the display information being directly provided to a graphics processing unit (GPU).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mario E Campos, Monji G Jabori, Scott Rawlings, Thong Thai
  • Patent number: 11113782
    Abstract: Various examples are disclosed for dynamic kernel slicing for virtual graphics processing unit (vGPU) sharing in serverless computing systems. A computing device is configured to provide a serverless computing service, receive a request for execution of program code in the serverless computing service in which a plurality of virtual graphics processing units (vGPUs) are used in the execution of the program code, determine a slice size to partition a compute kernel of the program code into a plurality of sub-kernels for concurrent execution by the vGPUs, the slice size being determined for individual ones of the sub-kernels based on an optimization function that considers a load on a GPU, determine an execution schedule for executing the individual ones of the sub-kernels on the vGPUs in accordance with a scheduling policy, and execute the sub-kernels on the vGPUs as partitioned in accordance with the execution schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandra Prakash, Anshuj Garg, Uday Pundalik Kurkure, Hari Sivaraman, Lan Vu, Sairam Veeraswamy
  • Patent number: 11099633
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for augmented reality authoring using virtual reality are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a virtual reality processing system, a depth map from an augmented reality processing system, wherein the depth map is a map of a scene. The method further includes authoring, using the virtual reality processing system, an augmented reality experience in a virtual reality environment based at least in part on the depth map. The method further includes transmitting, by the virtual reality processing system, the augmented reality experience to the augmented reality processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mareike Kritzler, Asa MacWilliams