Patents Examined by Kee M. Tung
  • Patent number: 11037347
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method for augmenting at least one physical device with virtual information indicia corresponding to the at least on physical device supporting a virtualization infrastructure is observed. Based on the observed indicia, virtual information of said virtualization infrastructure correlating to the at least one physical device is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Sung Park, Gabriel Tarasuk-Levin, Min Cai, Uma Chingunde, Anupama Chandwani
  • Patent number: 11037369
    Abstract: A system and method may be used to assess range of motion of a target body part. A method may include comparing reference range of motion capabilities of a body part that mirrors or matches the target body part (e.g., from a camera or a database) to captured range of motion capabilities of the target body part. The comparison may result in an assessment, a virtual animation, a virtual component, or other output, such as to be displayed on a display or an augmented reality display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Zimmer US, Inc.
    Inventor: Dave Van Andel
  • Patent number: 11030713
    Abstract: An embodiment of a graphics apparatus may include an embedded local memory, and a memory extender communicatively coupled to the embedded local memory to extend the embedded local memory. The memory extender may be configured to compress information and store the compressed information in the embedded local memory. Additionally, or alternatively, the memory extender may be configured to expose the embedded local memory for non-local access. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Karthik Vaidyanathan, Prasoonkumar Surti, Michael Apodaca, Murali Ramadoss, Abhishek Venkatesh, Joydeep Ray, Abhishek R. Appu
  • Patent number: 10762682
    Abstract: A graphics processing system and method reduce and/or eliminate artifacts during animation by modifying skinning weights used for animating three-dimensionally imaged, compound objects having at least a first object and a second object. The graphics processing system and method identifies a first vertex of a first mesh of a first object and determines that it corresponds to a second vertex from a second mesh of a second object. The graphics processing system determines skinning weights of the second vertex and generates modified skinning weights. The graphics processing system can then animate the second object in some embodiments using the modified skinning weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Pawel Piotr Wrotek, Darren Douglas Gyles
  • Patent number: 10708533
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a signal receiver configured to receive an image signal having a plurality of gradations; a display configured to display an image based on the received image signal; a storage configured to store a plurality of calibration coefficients corresponding to more than two gradations from among the plurality of gradations to calibrate a uniformity of the image; and a controller configured to control the display to apply to the received image signal, a calibration coefficient corresponding to a gradation of the received image signal from among the plurality of gradations to display the image. With this, the uniformity of the image outputted from the display apparatus is exactly calibrated with respect to the plurality of gradations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-hoon Cho, Ji-yong Park, Sang-kyun Im
  • Patent number: 10699443
    Abstract: Methods and devices for real time texture compression may include accessing graphics hardware incompatible compressed textures in a format incompatible with the GPU, and a metadata file associated with the graphics hardware incompatible compressed textures, wherein the metadata file includes at least one hint that provides information to use for compression of decompressed textures from the graphics hardware incompatible compressed textures into hardware compatible compressed textures. The methods and devices may include converting the graphics hardware incompatible compressed textures into the decompressed textures. The methods and devices may include selectively compressing the decompressed textures into the hardware compatible compressed textures usable by the GPU according to the at least one hint from the metadata file. The methods and devices may include transmitting the hardware compatible compressed textures to the GPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Jon Irwin Fuller, Daniel Gilbert Kennett
  • Patent number: 10692263
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a terminal and a method of operating therefor. A terminal obtains an input for selecting at least one image, generates at least one collage wallpaper including a color area displaying at least a partial area of the entire area with single color and an image area displaying the at least one selected image on the remaining area of the entire area, and generates a collage wallpaper set including the generated at least one collage wallpaper. The terminal can display the at least one collage wallpaper included in the generated collage wallpaper set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeongyun Heo, Shinhae Lee, Hyungtae Jang, Jumin Chi, Jaeyoung Chae
  • Patent number: 10672187
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a generation unit that generates display control information for displaying a virtual space based on first operation information detected about a first real object corresponding to a virtual object in the virtual space and second operation information detected about a second real object corresponding to a virtual tool in the virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kae Nagano, Tomohiro Ishii, Nobuaki Kawai
  • Patent number: 10657929
    Abstract: An image receiving device includes an image processing unit that rotates at least one of first and second images in a process of restoring the first and second images if an image transfer signal received by the image receiving device includes the first and second images in which a direction in which a scan line of the first image extends is different from a direction in which a scan line of the second image extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ken Sumitani
  • Patent number: 10628983
    Abstract: A system captures and combines image data from a plurality of image sensors to generate combined images. A plurality of individual rolling-shutter image sensors comprise a pair of adjacent image sensors. A controller combines image data captured by the plurality of individual rolling-shutter image sensors to generate a combined image, the combined image comprising first pixels captured by a first one of the adjacent image sensors, second pixels captured by a second one of the adjacent image sensors and a first boundary between the first pixels and the second pixels. A first one of the adjacent image sensors is configured to have a first integration and readout scanning direction along a first scanning axis and the second one of the adjacent image sensors is configured to have a second integration and readout scanning direction along the first scanning axis. Both of the first and second integration and readout scanning directions are oriented toward (or away from) the first boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Digital Domain 3.0, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Aaron Barger
  • Patent number: 10600376
    Abstract: A method and system for increasing colour gamut of display device are provided, the method comprising following steps. Obtaining RBG value of image. Transferring RGB value from RGB space to HSV space for obtaining saturation of each solid color images of image. Determining whether if percentage of an area which saturation of each natural color is greater than first threshold value in solid color image is occupied on an area of whole image is greater than second threshold value. Adjusting RGB value of solid color image for obtaining adjusted RGB value of adjusted solid color image, if percentage of an area which saturation of natural color is greater than first threshold value in solid color image is occupied on an area of whole image is greater than second threshold value. Outputting adjusted RGB value of the adjusted solid color image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Yang, Yingbao Yang
  • Patent number: 10586502
    Abstract: Provided is a display control device that can, even with a self-emitting display, minimize power consumption and dramatically increase the battery life time of information device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: MegaChips Corporation
    Inventor: Hidefumi Inoue
  • Patent number: 10586515
    Abstract: An electronic device includes controller that generates, as a first image, an image in which a second display object is disposed in a region that is on a layer lower than a topmost layer and that is identical to a display region of a second image of a synthetic image while image superimposing unit is outputting synthetic image signal to display, monitors a change in color of an image within the region where the second display object is disposed in the first image, and changes a display form of the synthetic image upon detection of the change in color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazunari Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10575622
    Abstract: A method of analysing at least one hair surface using a 3D printer includes collecting a first imaging data for the at least one hair surface; applying at least one assault to the at least one hair surface; collecting a second imaging data for the at least one hair surface after applying the at least one assault; converting the first imaging data into a first formatted data, the first formatted data associated with the 3D printer; converting the second imaging data into a second formatted data, the second formatted data associated with the 3D printer; producing a first 3D model of the at least one hair surface from the 3D printer using the first formatted data; and producing a second 3D model of the at least one hair surface from the 3D printer using the second formatted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CONOPCO, INC.
    Inventors: Abid Iftikhar, Robert McKeown
  • Patent number: 10582191
    Abstract: A system that generates a 3D environment from data collected by depth sensors (such as LIDAR) and color sensors (such as color video camera data) observing an area or activity, transmits versions of the 3D environment to various devices for display, and enables device users to dynamically alter a viewing angle of the 3D environment. The version of the 3D environment sent to each device may be optimized for the device's resolution and for the bandwidth of the connection to the device. Embodiments may enrich the 3D environment by detecting and tagging objects and their locations in the environment, and by calculating metrics related to motion or actions of these objects. Object tags and metrics may be transmitted to devices and displayed for example as overlays of images rendered from user-selected viewing angles. Embodiments of the system also enable 3D printing of an object as a memento for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ALIVE 3D
    Inventors: Raymond Paul Marchak, Jr., Russell Neil Harlan, Jr., Hunter Laux
  • Patent number: 10558262
    Abstract: According to the invention, a method for changing a display based at least in part on a gaze point of a user on the display is disclosed. The method may include receiving information identifying a location of the gaze point of the user on the display. The method may also include, based at least in part on the location of the gaze point, causing a virtual camera perspective to change, thereby causing content on the display associated with the virtual camera to change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventor: Rebecka Lannsjö
  • Patent number: 10540742
    Abstract: A device that includes integrated circuit includes a tiler circuit, a grid generator, and a warper circuit. The tiler circuit divides the distorted input image data into a plurality of image tiles and stores the image tiles into a memory device. Each image tile is an M×N array of pixel samples where M and N are greater than 1. The grid generator produces a mesh grid that describes a mapping of first pixel locations of the distorted image data to second pixel locations of the corrected image data. The warper circuit reads one or more of the image tiles from the memory device based on the mesh grid and interpolates a warped output image from the image tiles read from memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Christopher L. Mills
  • Patent number: 10540820
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to a system, which includes a processor to receive video of a cymatic effect. The video of the cymatic effect may be converted into a virtual reality effect which includes a virtual reality representation of the cymatic effect. The virtual reality effect may then be output by the processor to a virtual reality device for display to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: CTRL5, Corp.
    Inventor: Robert Owen Brown, III
  • Patent number: 10540942
    Abstract: An optimization method and a pre-stage device for brightness compensation, includes: providing a brightness obtaining apparatus; photographing a to-be-compensated panel to obtain a brightness compensation reference frame, where the to-be-compensated panel has first pixel units, the brightness obtaining apparatus has second pixel units, the brightness compensation reference frame includes photographing units, and the photographing unit includes second pixel units, where the second pixel unit is bigger than the first pixel unit; using four second pixel units at four endpoints of each of the photographing units as brightness references, and obtaining pieces of brightness compensation data of the other second pixel units in the photographing unit by using a specific operation mode; and performing brightness compensation for the first pixel units corresponding to each of the photographing units by using the pieces of brightness compensation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, CHONGQING HKC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mingliang Wang
  • Patent number: 10535121
    Abstract: A digital medium environment is described to improve creation and rasterization of a shape through pixel alignment. In one example, a pixel alignment system is implemented at least partially in hardware of a computing device. The pixel alignment system receives an input that specifies a geometry, a stroke setting, and a location that serves as a basis to position the shape. The pixel alignment system then snaps the location as specified by the at least one input to a snapped location based on a pixel grid. The snapped location based on the geometry, the stroke setting, and the location as specified by the input. A rasterization module is then employed to rasterize the shape as pixels based on the snapped location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek Agrawal, Abhishek Singh