Patents Examined by Ke Xiao
  • Patent number: 10311647
    Abstract: Apparatus, method and computer program for use in generating a three dimensional image. A three dimensional image volume comprising a three dimensional image is displayed using a visualization device in a way that the position and orientation of an input surface is visible within the three dimensional image volume. User input indicative of a two dimensional image provided in the plane of the input surface is received via the input surface. First positional data indicative of a relative position and orientation of the input surface in relation to the three dimensional image volume is then determined. Subsequently, the three dimensional image is modified to include a three dimensional representation of the two dimensional image, the three dimensional representation having a position and orientation within the three dimensional image volume determined from the first positional data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Gravity Sketch Limited
    Inventors: Daniela Maria Paredes Fuentes, Guillaume Couche, Pierre-Yves Paslier, Oluwaseyi Sosanya
  • Patent number: 10311615
    Abstract: A device and method for providing an augmented reality (AR) image are provided. The device includes a display configured to alternately display a first image including an object at an object position and a second image including a mask for blocking transmission of light incident on the display at the object position; a processor configured to determine a time period and control the display to alternately display the first image and the second image during the time period; and a polarization switch configured alternately polarize the light incident on the display at a switching period determined based on the time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jae-woo Ko, Byoung-ho Lee, Byung-hyo Lee, Ki-seung Bang, Chang-won Jang
  • Patent number: 10313661
    Abstract: A virtual image generation system and method of operating same are provided. A left synthetic image and a right synthetic image of a three-dimensional scene are rendered respectively from a first left focal center and a first right focal center relative to a first viewpoint. The first left and first right focal centers are spaced from each other a distance greater than the inter-ocular distance of an end user. The synthetic image and the right synthetic image are warped respectively to a second left focal center and a second right focal center relative to a second viewpoint different from the first viewpoint. The second left and right focal centers are spaced from each other a distance equal to the inter-ocular distance of the end user. A frame is constructed from the left and right warped synthetic images, and displayed to the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Kass
  • Patent number: 10304203
    Abstract: A method for texture reconstruction associated with a three-dimensional scan of an object includes scanning, at a processor, a sequence of image frames captured by an image capture device at different three-dimensional viewpoints. The method also includes generating a composite confidence map based on the sequence of image frames. The composite confidence map includes pixel values for scanned pixels in the sequence of image frames. The method further includes identifying one or more holes of a three-dimensional model based on the composite confidence map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Bijan Forutanpour, Michel Adib Sarkis, Sairam Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 10297186
    Abstract: Provided are a display device and an image processing method thereof. The display device according an embodiment includes a display panel including pixels formed of red, green, blue, and white sub pixels, an image processing unit that converts a three-color input image supplied to the red, green, blue, and white sub pixels into four-color image data, calculates a color contrast ratio using a luminance weight and a hue weight by scaling luminance and hue values of the input image, and outputs an output image by considering the color contrast ratio, and a timing controller which aligns and outputs the output image from the image processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheon Heo, KyungJoon Kwon
  • Patent number: 10282809
    Abstract: A parallel data processing method based on multiple graphic processing units (GPUs) is provided, including: creating, in a central processing unit (CPU), a plurality of worker threads for controlling a plurality of worker groups respectively, the worker groups including one or more GPUs; binding each worker thread to a corresponding GPU; loading a plurality of batches of training data from a nonvolatile memory to GPU video memories in the plurality of worker groups; and controlling the plurality of GPUs to perform data processing in parallel through the worker threads. The method can enhance efficiency of multi-GPU parallel data processing. In addition, a parallel data processing apparatus is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xing Jin, Yi Li, Yongqiang Zou, Zhimao Guo, Eryu Wang, Wei Xue, Bo Chen, Yong Li, Chunjian Bao, Lei Xiao
  • Patent number: 10274737
    Abstract: A vehicle camera system captures and transmits video to a user device, which includes a viewing device for playback of the captured video, such as virtual reality or augmented reality glasses. A rendering map is generated that indicates which pixels of the video frame (as identified by particular coordinates of the video frame) correspond to which coordinates of a virtual sphere in which a portion of the video frame is rendered for display. When a video frame is received, the rendering map is used to determine the texture values (e.g., colors) for coordinates in the virtual sphere, which is used to generate the display for the user. This technique reduces the rendering time when a user turns his or her head (e.g., while in virtual reality) and so it reduces motion and/or virtual reality sickness induced by the rendering lag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nikolai Smolyanskiy, Zhengyou Zhang, Sean Eron Anderson, Michael Hall
  • Patent number: 10275940
    Abstract: A technique enables intuitive understanding of a directional relationship between a photographed image and a wide area image, such as an electronic map. An image processing device includes a display controlling unit that displays a quadrangular-shaped photographic image, which is photographed from an aerial vehicle, displays a mark indicating a photographing position of the quadrangular-shaped photographic image, on a wide area image, and performs highlight display in accordance with a corresponding relationship between a direction of the quadrangular-shaped photographic image and a direction of the mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Tomizawa, Daisuke Sasaki, Takeshi Sasaki, Nobuyuki Fukaya, Tadayuki Ito
  • Patent number: 10275944
    Abstract: In an approach to three dimensional component visualization, one or more computer processors receive a request associated with one or more reference tags received from one or more requesting devices. The one or more computer processors identify component data associated with one or more requested reference tags. The one or more computer processors analyze the one or more three dimensional renderings of one or more components using component data. The one or more computer processors determine whether to augment the one or more three dimensional renderings. The one or more computer processors create an augmented three dimensional rendering using component data. The one or more computer processors send one or more three dimensional renderings of one or more components using component data to the one or more requesting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald A. Case, Juan F. Garzon, Alexandru Z. Nagy, Kaoru Stabnow
  • Patent number: 10275119
    Abstract: A system and method for enhancing the rendering of one or more objects based on payment and account options. The system includes a computer infrastructure configured to control enhancement rendering of an object in a virtual universe by providing at least one augmentation attribute to a tag of the object. The method includes providing enhancement rendering of an object in a virtual universe by augmenting the object based on a status of a user viewing the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rick A. Hamilton, II, Steven M. Harrison, Brian M. O'Connell, Clifford A. Pickover, Keith R. Walker
  • Patent number: 10269089
    Abstract: A multi-user virtual reality and/or augmented reality cluster system enabling the projection and tracking of users in a simulated environment is described. The disclosed cluster system enables both timely user action display in the first person and a timely view of a user's action by other participants of the simulation. The cluster system integrates motion capture cameras, distributed computing, and tracking devices to provide a simulation which seems lifelike to all participants and observers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: WorldViz, Inc.
    Inventors: Farshid Lashkari, Andrew C. Beall
  • Patent number: 10255722
    Abstract: A method for generating camerawork information includes extracting, from design information of an architectural structure, a plurality of pieces of space information showing a plurality of spaces related to the architectural structure, specifying a reference line that passes through two connected spaces included in a space shown by a plurality of pieces of extracted space information and is used as a reference when a video image is configured, and generating camerawork information showing time-series information concerning at least one of an image-capturing position, an image-capturing direction, and an image-capturing movement direction in the two spaces on the basis of the specified reference line and the space information corresponding to each of the two spaces for which the reference line is specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Geocreates, Inc.
    Inventor: Tsukasa Honda
  • Patent number: 10249291
    Abstract: An animation display system is provided. The animation display system includes a display; a storage configured to store a language model database, a phonetic-symbol lip-motion matching database and a lip motion synthesis database; and a processor electronically connected to the storage and the display, respectively. The processor includes a speech conversion module, a phonetic-symbol lip-motion matching module, and a lip motion synthesis module. A lip animation display method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Wei-Ting Lin, Tsung-Yu Hou, Min-Che Huang, Shih-Hao Ke, Shu-Hui Chou
  • Patent number: 10249230
    Abstract: An image processor includes an average luminance calculator which calculates an average luminance of a current frame based on a first average luminance of input image data corresponding to a partial screen and a second average luminance of previous image data corresponding to an entire screen, a conversion curve generator which generates a luminance conversion curve based on the average luminance, a luminance converter which generates conversion image data by converting luminance data of the input image data based on the luminance conversion curve, and an image merger which generates output image data by merging the conversion image data and the previous image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-Dae Lee, Eun-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10242468
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program. The program sends a second computing system a spatial filter and a first query for a first set of geo-enriched data associated with a spatial visualization. The program further sends the second computing system the spatial filter and a second query for a second set of geo-enriched data associated with a non-spatial visualization. The program also receives, from the second computing system, a subset of the first set of geo-enriched data. The program further receives, from the second computing system, a subset of the second set of geo-enriched data. The program also generates the spatial visualization to include the subset of the first set of geo-enriched data. The program further generates the non-spatial visualization to include the subset of the second set of geo-enriched data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Mohsen Asadi, Lyndon Hiew, Christopher Bolognese, Christopher Tam, Sae-Won Om
  • Patent number: 10242490
    Abstract: The invention relates to a displaying system for displaying digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) data. First and second DBT volume images of the left breast of a woman and first and second DBT volume images of the right breast of the woman are provided by an image providing unit. Moreover, for each DBT volume image a two-dimensional navigation image is provided by a navigation image providing unit, wherein a user is allowed to indicate a location in the navigation image by using a user interface, whereafter a CAD marker associated with the location is determined in a DBT volume image of a breast and a corresponding CAD marker, if present, is determined in another DBT volume image of the breast. Slices of these DBT volume images, which are associated with the CAD markers, are presented on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ScreenPoint Medical
    Inventors: Nico Karssemeijer, Albert Gubern-Mérida
  • Patent number: 10228828
    Abstract: The subject disclosure is directed towards transitioning from an existing screen (e.g., a page or the like) to a new screen, in which element(s)/control(s) of the existing screen are shared to the new screen. An existing screen acts as a source screen to provide element-related data (e.g., names) of its existing elements; the existing elements are intersected with those desired by the new/destination screen. The destination screen takes over ownership of any common elements. A navigation service may coordinate the exchange of information and the transition. The transition may include animations and/or other effects to provide a visually smooth transition or the like between screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: HOME BOX OFFICE, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon C. Furtwangler, Aaron J. Nonis
  • Patent number: 10229541
    Abstract: Video data is transmitted to a head mounted display for display of a virtual reality scene within the head mounted display. The virtual reality scene includes multiple objects representing display screens of computing sources or information sources. Upon detecting movement of the head mounted display, an adjustment of the virtual reality scene is generated in which a field of view of the user is moved within the virtual reality scene, and a focus direction of the user is determined. Based on the focus direction of the user, an object of current focus of the user within the virtual reality scene is determined. The virtual reality scene is adjusted to move the object of current focus of the user toward a point of view of the user within the virtual reality scene. Audio content associated with the object of current focus of the user is provided to the head mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: David Perry
  • Patent number: 10223823
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus including: an image selection unit selectively extracting one image data from a plurality of input image data; an image generation unit generating a computer graphics image based on computer graphics description data; a surface designation unit designating a surface of a predetermined polygon using surfaces of polygons among the computer graphics description data as a selection; and an image mapping unit texture-mapping an image according to the image data extracted by the image selection unit onto the surface of the polygon designated by the surface designation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sensaburo Nakamura, Norimasa Ozaki, Takeo Ugai, Toshimasa Kakihara
  • Patent number: 10216263
    Abstract: A display system includes a display alignment tracker configured track the position of a first signal in a first waveguide and the position of a second signal in a second waveguide. The display alignment tracker optically multiplexes a portion of a first signal and a portion of the second signal into a combined optical signal and measures a differential between the first signal and the second signal. The differential is used to adjust the position, dimensions, or a color attribute of the first signal relative to the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Steven John Robbins, Drew Edward Steedly, Michael Edward Samples, Zhiqiang Liu, Andrew K. Juenger