Patents Examined by Jwalant Amin
  • Patent number: 10303341
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation to enhance readability of on-screen objects, the operation comprising determining a distance of a user from a screen displaying a plurality of objects, monitoring, by a gaze module, a gaze of the user, determining a focal point of the gaze of the user relative to the screen, and modifying, based on the distance and the focal point, one or more attributes of a first object corresponding to the focal point, wherein the one or more attributes comprise at least one of a size of the first object and a zoom factor applied to the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jose R Mosqueda Mejia, Humberto Orozco Cervantes
  • Patent number: 10304223
    Abstract: Disclosed are exemplified methods and systems that uses scientific and statistical basis to determine whether wells can be removed from a monitoring network and/or whether the frequency of well sampling can be reduced and/or whether the number of constituents being analyzed can be reduced. The exemplified method facilitates a more accurate and precise assessment of the sufficiency of the monitoring in decision making processes to modify the monitoring protocol of wells at a given contaminated site as well as to provide a defensible assessment and analysis that is empirical, graphical, and easy to understand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Petra Analytics, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Allen Ricker, Timothy O. Goist, David C. Winchell
  • Patent number: 10302947
    Abstract: A head mounted display device comprises an optical combiner that combines light from a display and light from an environment into light transmitted towards a user's eye. A controllable optical element located in the light path from the environment, optically between the environment and the optical combiner, for passing light from the environment switchable between filtering and not filtering by optical blurring or diffusion. The device comprises a camera directed at the environment. A control circuit uses image data from the camera to compute a measure of contrast and/or a measure of luminance in a measurement region within an image or images captured by the camera and applies a control signal to the control input dependent on the measure of contrast and/or the measure of luminance. This is used to create or increase the filtering effect of controllable optical element with an increase of the measure of contrast and/or the measure of luminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Frank Leonard Kooi, Anton Havekes
  • Patent number: 10302953
    Abstract: An adjustable head-up display (HUD) arrangement for a vehicle is provided that may be, for example, suitable for tuning a perceived distance to projected information based on a current speed and application type of the vehicle. A corresponding method for operating the HUD and to a related computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Volvo Truck Corporation
    Inventors: Roberson Oliveira, Eric Dutt, Christian Larsson
  • Patent number: 10304255
    Abstract: A data processing unit generates graphics data that are sent to a display screen of a head-mountable structure worn by a user. Thereby, the user can observe the image data, which reflect a virtual reality environment implemented by the data processing unit, namely image data representing a field of view as seen by the user from a particular position and in a particular direction in the virtual reality environment. The head-mountable structure includes a first light source projecting a well-defined light pattern on a light-reflecting surface. The data processing unit is associated with an image registering unit recording image data representing the first well-defined light pattern. The data processing unit calculates the graphics data based on the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: The Incredible Machine of Sweden AB
    Inventor: John Elvesjö
  • Patent number: 10291678
    Abstract: A video effects application executes on a client device having an image capture device and receives video data captured by the image capture device. The video effects application extracts information from the captured video data and stores the extracted information as metadata associated with the captured video data. For example, the video effects application identifies objects in the captured video data or identifies optical flow of the captured video data and stores the identified objects or identified optical flow as metadata associated with the captured video data. The video effects application stores information describing modifications to the captured video data in association with the captured video data. When the captured video data is presented, the captured video data, associated metadata, and information describing the modifications is communicated to a renderer, which uses the metadata to perform the identified modifications to the captured video data when presenting the captured video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Hermes Germi Pique Corchs, Kirill A. Pugin, Razvan Gabriel Racasanu, Colin Todd Miller, Ragavan Srinivasan, Tomer Bar, Bryce David Redd
  • Patent number: 10282865
    Abstract: Certain embodiments may relate to presenting imagery within a virtualized environment. A method and apparatus may be provided. The method may include generating a virtualized environment for a user. The method may also include detecting an object in the real world. The method may further include rendering imagery corresponding to the detected object in the virtualized environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: R-STOR INC.
    Inventor: Giovanni Coglitore
  • Patent number: 10269179
    Abstract: Computationally implemented methods and systems include registering one or more first augmentations that were shown to a user through a first augmented view of a first actual scene, the one or more first augmentations having been shown at least at end of a segment of time, detecting, following the showing of the one or more first augmentations up to the end of the segment of time, one or more user behaviors of the user that when detected as occurring infers user's interest in seeing the one or more first augmentations; and displaying, in response at least in part to said detecting, one or more second augmentations through a second augmented view of the first actual scene or of a second actual scene, the one or more second augmentations to be displayed being based, at least in part, on the registering of the one or more first augmentations. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Gene Fein, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 10269163
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for switching a real-time image in instant messaging are provided, where the method includes: providing a camera installed in the terminal; receiving a real-time image turn-on instruction inside an instant messaging window indicated on the terminal, and turning on the camera according to the real-time image turn-on instruction; receiving a real-time image acquired by the camera; and switching a background of the instant messaging window to the real-time image, the real-time image being placed behind a text of the instant messaging window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNLOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chongzhe Yang, Maoqing Fu, Yecheng Xian, Mengshi Liu, Guang Yang
  • Patent number: 10248285
    Abstract: A method of displaying images on an immersive display. The method includes receiving information from an external sensor or input device of the immersive display, based on the information received, detecting an object that conflicts with a virtual reality space, adjusting at least one dimension of virtual reality space to provide an adjusted virtual reality for display on the immersive display to accommodate for the object, and displaying the adjusted virtual reality on the display of the immersive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Utherverse Digital Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Shuster, Gregory A. Piccionelli
  • Patent number: 10242460
    Abstract: Information is acquired to contribute to determining the existence of at least one of an attachment anomaly in attachment of an imaging unit to a car and an attachment anomaly in attachment of a predetermined fixed object to the car. An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit and an image processor. The imaging unit captures an image of the surroundings of the car. The image processor detects continuous variation of a predetermined subject appearing in at least one predetermined region that is a portion of the entire region of the image captured by the imaging unit. The image processor makes a determination of whether an attachment anomaly exists based on the continuous variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Yasushi Koshiba
  • Patent number: 10203834
    Abstract: A method of creating a graphical representation of a plurality of components that are grouped in a plurality of component groups, wherein the component groups are formed based on two or more different group types, and values of one or more selectable metrics are associated with the components, the method including the steps of: detecting a selection of the one or more metrics; retrieving metric values for the selected metric associated with components belonging to component groups of a first group type; determining the relative proportion of the retrieved metric values across components that are members of a second type component group; and graphically representing the first type component group using one or more first icons that are graphically represented based on the retrieved metric values, and positioned within a section of the graphical representation based on the determined relative proportion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: New BIS Safe Luxco S.à.r.l
    Inventors: Andrew John Cardno, Paul Allan Cardno, Mukesh Gordhan
  • Patent number: 10198870
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to an information processing apparatus, comprising: a processor configured to: detect a real object on a real space; receive first superimposition information that corresponds to superimposition of a virtual object on the real object, wherein the first superimposition information is generated based on a spatial position relationship of a second information processing apparatus and the real object; generate second superimposition information based on spatial positional information of the first information processing apparatus and the received first superimposition information; and display the virtual object based on the generated second superimposition information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuro Goto, Masatoshi Ueno, Kenichi Kabasawa, Toshiyuki Nakagawa, Daisuke Kawakami, Shinobu Kuriya, Tsubasa Tsukahara, Hisako Sugano
  • Patent number: 10192286
    Abstract: A display panel driver includes a scaler circuit performing image enlargement processing on input image data corresponding to an input image to generate ?-times enlarged image data corresponding to an ?-times enlarged image (? is a number larger than one which cannot be represented as 2k); and a driver section driving a display panel. In calculating a pixel value of a target pixel of the ?-times enlarged image, the scaler circuit generates enlarged image data including 2n-times enlarged image data corresponding to a 2n-times enlarged image obtained by enlarging the input image with an enlargement factor of 2n (n is the smallest integer determined so that 2n is larger than ?), and calculates the pixel value of the target pixel from the 2n-times enlarged image data through interpolation processing of pixel values of pixels of the 2n-times enlarged image corresponding to the target pixel of the ?-times enlarged image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptics Japan GK
    Inventors: Hirobumi Furihata, Takashi Nose, Masao Orio
  • Patent number: 10192331
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems for analytical charting are described. A system implementing analytical charting techniques can receive a selection input from a data view displaying data retrieved from a database table. The system can determine a context of the selection input, a data environment in which the selection input is received, and characteristics of data being selected. Based on the context, the data environment, and the characteristics, the system can generate a chart data grouping that specifies a relationship between data in a chart. The system can automatically specify one or more data series for the chart based on the chart data grouping. The system can generate chart parameters automatically and transparently to the user. The system can provide the system-generated chart parameters for display and allow user modification to the system-generated chart parameters. The system can then generate a chart using the chart parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Heather L. Winkle, Toufic Milan, Tianzhou Chen, Andrew Phan, Nikita Pisliakov, Duc Vuong, Ashok Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10186012
    Abstract: In a video capture system, a virtual lens is simulated when applying a crop or zoom effect to an input video. An input video frame is received from the input video that has a first field of view and an input lens distortion caused by a lens used to capture the input video frame. A selection of a sub-frame representing a portion of the input video frame is obtained that has a second field of view smaller than the first field of view. The sub-frame is processed to remap the input lens distortion to a desired lens distortion in the sub-frame. The processed sub-frame is the outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Newman, Joshua Edward Bodinet, Otto Kenneth Sievert, Timothy Macmillan
  • Patent number: 10186065
    Abstract: Technologies for motion-compensated virtual reality include a virtual reality compute device of a vehicle. The virtual reality compute device is configured to render a virtual reality content to an occupant of the vehicle and determine a motion of the vehicle based at least on sensor data generated by one or more vehicle motion sensors of the vehicle. Based on the determined motion of the vehicle, the virtual reality compute device modifies the rendered virtual reality media. In some embodiments, the virtual reality compute device may utilize other sensors associated with the vehicle and/or a user-worn virtual reality device to predict the motion of the vehicle in order to determine an expected motion of the vehicle that is expected to be sensed in the future.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Glen J. Anderson, Richard T. Beckwith, Ankur Agrawal, Meng Shi
  • Patent number: 10181210
    Abstract: At least some example embodiments disclose a method and device for displaying a background image that may change an arrangement of an object based on image information associated with the background image and change a visual effect with respect to an adjacent region of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hee Sae Lee, Kee Chang Lee, Hyong Euk Lee
  • Patent number: 10175849
    Abstract: An acquisition unit acquires list data concerning contents and records the acquired list data in a recording medium. A list display unit arranges a plurality of content images adjacent to each other and places them on a screen. As a receiving unit acquires an instruction to select one of the content images in a content list, the list display causes a display of the content list including a selected content image, in a first area of the screen and, at the same time, causes a display of detailed information associated with the selected content image, in a second area of the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Kaoru Morishita
  • Patent number: 10169902
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an application presentation system may allow a user to visually track a change between states of an application by having a marker visual that becomes an application visual. The application presentation system may present a predecessor visual 402 representing a predecessor operational state of an application. The application presentation system may change the application into a successor operational state with a successor visual 404. The application presentation system may present a transition animation tracking a transition between the predecessor operational state and the successor operational state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Steven P. Benario, Maverick Velasco, Bonny Lau