Patents Examined by Kimberly Williams
  • Patent number: 10282890
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are described for performing a distance test in a ray tracing system. For example, one embodiment of a graphics processing apparatus comprises: a ray tracing traversal/intersection unit to identify two or more ray-surface intersections, each of the ray-surface intersections being assigned a unique hit point identifier (ID); and a distance testing module to disambiguate the order of the ray-surface intersections using the hit point ID if the two or more of the ray-surface intersections share the same distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ingo Wald
  • Patent number: 10281981
    Abstract: An augmented reality (AR) output method includes generating line of sight information of a user of the electronic device based on at least one of a sensor module or a camera module of the electronic device, extracting line of sight space information corresponding to the line of sight information of the user from three-dimensional (3D) space information corresponding to a real object around the user based on the line of sight information, recognizing a user input using the camera module or the sensor module, comparing a first portion of the line of sight space information with the user input, generating a compensated input information by compensating the user input based on comparing the first portion with the user input, generating a first virtual object based on the compensated input information, and outputting the first virtual object on a display of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung Tae Kim, Su Young Park, Sang Chul Baek, Jae Yung Yeo, Young Keun Choi
  • Patent number: 10278075
    Abstract: A method of controlling screen lock and a mobile terminal employing the same is provided. The mobile device includes a User Interface (UI) for setting a screen unlock mode using a wireless device other than the mobile terminal and stores IDentifier (ID) information of the wireless device designated by the UI corresponding to the screen unlock mode. The mobile terminal is capable of detecting a wireless device. After the ID information of the wireless device is stored, if the wireless device is detected by the mobile terminal and ID information of the detected wireless device is identical to the stored ID information, the mobile terminal controls not to display an unlock requesting screen when the display unit of the mobile terminal is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju-youn Lee, Sang-hyup Lee
  • Patent number: 10255719
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating a three dimensional (3D) model of a telecommunications site for planning, engineering, and installing equipment utilizing one or more satellites for data capture include providing a location of a cell site to one or more satellites; receiving data capture from the one or more satellites with the data capture comprising photos or videos of a cell tower and cell site components at the cell site; and processing the data capture to define a three dimensional (3D) model of the cell site based on one or more objects of interest in the data capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ETAK Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Lee Priest
  • Patent number: 10254540
    Abstract: A preferred system and method for projecting a business information model at a construction site includes a network, a system administrator connected to the network, a database connected to the system administrator, a set of registration markers positioned in the construction site, and a set of user devices connected to the network. The system includes a hard hat, a set of headsets mounted to the hard hat, a set of display units movably connected to the set of headsets, a set of cameras connected to the set of headsets, and a wearable computer connected to the set of headsets and to the network. The cameras capture an image of the set of registration markers. A position of the user device is determined from the image and an orientation is determined from motion sensors. A BIM is downloaded and projected to a removable visor based on the position and orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy A. Cummings
  • Patent number: 10249087
    Abstract: A method of atlas packing includes receiving a three-dimensional (3D) mesh that includes a plurality of triangles representing surfaces of one or more objects; for each respective triangle, determining a normal of the respective triangle, and categorizing the respective triangle into one of six directions along positive and negative of x-, y-, and z-directions; categorizing triangles in each respective direction into one or more layers orthogonal to the respective direction; for each respective layer, identifying one or more connected components; projecting each respective connected component onto a plane orthogonal to the respective direction to obtain a corresponding projected two-dimensional (2D) connected component; cutting the projected 2D connected component into one or more sub-components; packing the bounding boxes of all sub-components into one or more atlases; and for each respective triangle of each sub-component, copying a texture of a corresponding triangle of the 3D mesh to the respective triang
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaolin Wei, Yifu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10231133
    Abstract: A method for modeling a cell site with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) includes causing the UAV to fly a given flight path about a cell tower at the cell site, wherein a launch location and launch orientation is defined for the UAV to take off and land at the cell site such that each flight at the cell site has the same launch location and launch orientation; obtaining a plurality of photographs of the cell site during about the flight plane, wherein each of the plurality of photographs is associated with one or more location identifiers; and, subsequent to the obtaining, processing the plurality of photographs to define a three dimensional (3D) model of the cell site based on the associated with one or more location identifiers and one or more objects of interest in the plurality of photographs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ETAK Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Priest, Charlie Terry, Joshua Godwin
  • Patent number: 10222959
    Abstract: A method includes formatting for display, on a visual screen, an image comprising: (1) a coordinate system, (2) a plurality of distinguishable areas within the coordinate system, each distinguishable area graphically representing a respective formula, and (3) a plurality of data points. The method also includes receiving user input comprising a modification to a particular distinguishable area. In response to receiving the user input, the method includes modifying one or more respective formulas based on the modification to the distinguishable area. For each data point, the method further includes associating the data point with one of the distinguishable areas by determining which of the modified formulas the data point falls within. The method further includes formatting for display a graphical representation of each modified formula. The method additionally includes storing the graphical representation of each modified formula for use as a modified image in future operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Serguei Mankovskii, Ian Davis, Michael Godfrey
  • Patent number: 10224008
    Abstract: An image display system includes: a display device; and an information terminal, the display device having: a display control unit that generates a first display image having size adjustment regions added thereto, based on a video signal outputted by the information terminal; and an image transmitter that outputs the first display image generated by the display control unit to the information terminal; the information terminal having: a video output unit that outputs the video signal to the display device; a screen adjustment information acquisition unit that acquires screen adjustment information used by the display control unit to generate a display screen to be displayed on the display device, based on the first display image transmitted by the image transmitter; and an information transmitter that transmits the screen adjustment information acquired by the screen adjustment information acquisition unit to the display device, wherein the display control unit generates a second display image, based on the s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuya Asada
  • Patent number: 10210002
    Abstract: A method provides an expression picture in an instant communication conversation window; acquires information of a user operation activity information from a sending user with respect to the expression picture; searching a first expression database based on the expression picture and the acquired information of the user operation activity; generates a first response message corresponding to the expression picture under the user operation activity; and sends found information related to the expression picture and the acquired information of the user operation activity to a receiving client corresponding to a receiving user to facilitate the receiving client to generate a second response message corresponding to the expression picture under the user operation activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Yuanlong Zheng
  • Patent number: 10210642
    Abstract: Information relating to a user input to edit a portion of an image is received,A where the image is divided into a plurality of tiles. In response to the received information, at least one further tile in a representation of the edit is created. A data structure including entries that link the plurality of tiles and the at least one further tile is created. The at least one further tile with the plurality of tiles are combined to produce an output page that includes the image with the edit applied to the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Perry V Lea, Steven Holland, Bradley R Larson, John D Wilcox, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10192354
    Abstract: Systems and methods for developing a three-dimensional (3D) model of a cell site using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to obtain photos and/or video include preparing the UAV for flight and programming an autonomous flight path about a cell tower at the cell site, wherein the autonomous flight path comprises a substantially circular flight path about the cell tower with one or more cameras on the UAV facing the cell tower; flying the UAV around the cell tower in a plurality of orbits comprising at least four orbits each with a different set of characteristics of altitude, radius, and camera angle, wherein the flying comprises of at least four orbits for a monopole cell tower and at least five orbits for a self-support/guyed cell tower; obtaining photos and/or video of the cell tower, the cell site, and cell site components during each of the plurality of orbits; and using the photos and/or video to develop the point cloud three-dimensional (3D) model of the cell site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ETAK Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Charlie Terry, Jordan Bates, Alan Lombadu, Josh Godwin, Richard Murphy, Lee Priest
  • Patent number: 10186070
    Abstract: Systems and methods of geometry processing, for rasterization and ray tracing processes provide for pre-processing of source geometry, such as by tessellating or other procedural modification of source geometry, to produce final geometry on which a rendering will be based. An acceleration structure (or portion thereof) for use during ray tracing is defined based on the final geometry. Only coarse-grained elements of the acceleration structure may be produced or retained, and a fine-grained structure within a particular coarse-grained element may be produced in response to a collection of rays being ready for traversal within the coarse-grained element. Final geometry can be recreated in response to demand from a rasterization engine, and from ray intersection units that require such geometry for intersection testing with primitives. Geometry at different resolutions can be generated to respond to demands from different rendering components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventors: John W. Howson, Luke T. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10187806
    Abstract: Systems and methods using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to obtain data capture at a cell site for developing a three dimensional (3D) thereof include causing the UAV to fly a given flight path about a cell tower at the cell site; obtaining data capture during the flight path about the cell tower, wherein the data capture includes a plurality of photos or video subject to a plurality of constraints, wherein the plurality of photos are obtained by a plurality of cameras which are coordinated with one another; and subsequent to the obtaining, processing the data capture to define a three dimensional (3D) model of the cell site based on one or more objects of interest in the data capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ETAK Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Lee Priest
  • Patent number: 10183761
    Abstract: A modeling method performed for a cell site to detect changes in or at the cell site includes obtaining first data regarding the cell site from a first audit performed using one or more data acquisition techniques and obtaining second data regarding the cell site from a second audit performed using the one or more data acquisition techniques, wherein the second audit is performed at a different time than the first audit; processing the first data to define a first model of the cell site using the associated one or more location identifiers and processing the second data to define a second model of the cell site using the associated one or more location identifiers; comparing the first model with the second model to identify the changes in or at the cell site; and performing one or more actions based on the identified changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ETAK Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Lee Priest
  • Patent number: 10176197
    Abstract: A method of acquiring medical image data of a first subject by a user is provided. The method includes providing a mobile wireless-communication optical-imaging device that includes an optical imaging component, an input component, a wireless two-way communication component, a memory and a program. The program includes authenticating the user and the program includes a request for subject identifying information. The method further includes providing user authenticating data and wirelessly transmitting the user authenticating data. The method further includes the user capturing first medical image data related to a first subject with the mobile device. The optical imaging component of the mobile wireless-communication optical-imaging device is operated by the user to capture the first medical image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Mach 7 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Rice, Alexey V. Ulanov, Martin Stefanov
  • Patent number: 10147164
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an electronic device including: a processor; a display device coupled to the processor, wherein the display device displays an electronic eraser that performs an erasing operation of data displayed on the display device, as well as a motion of the electronic eraser as controlled by a user; wherein the processor is configured to detect one or more characteristics of the motion of the electronic eraser; and wherein the processor varies a size of the electronic eraser based on the one or more characteristics of the motion of the electronic eraser that are detected. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Fengbo Xu
  • Patent number: 10097728
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for the sending, delivery and receiving of faxes are disclosed herein. In particular, certain embodiments include a fax connector that may be deployed at a user's site, and a faxing system that may be deployed remotely from the user's site. The fax connector can be accessed at the user's site over a computer based network in order to perform functions associated with faxing, including sending, receiving and obtaining status on faxes. The fax connector deployed at the user's site communicates with the remotely deployed faxing system to send, receive, obtain status on, or perform other functions associated with, faxing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Treber Rebert, Jonathan Isabelle, Michael Riedel
  • Patent number: 10062205
    Abstract: A computer-readable medium storing computer-executable instructions for generating a three-dimensional floor plan of a structure (e.g., a building, vehicle, or other structure) that includes a plurality of walls and at least one window. The three-dimensional floor plan includes internal building data such as height and orientation information for one or more rooms of the structure. The internal building data may include lighting elements and a view from the at least one window. The floor plan also includes external building data such as size, shape, location, and orientation of a second structure adjacent the first structure. The external building data may include points of interest and heavenly bodies. The system may allow a user to view the interior of a particular room and the exterior view from the particular room while manipulating the lighting conditions inside and/or outside of the particular room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Trick 3D
    Inventor: Chad E. Eikhoff
  • Patent number: 10048751
    Abstract: An exemplary virtual reality media system presents a field of view of an immersive virtual reality world on a display screen of a media player device associated with a user. The field of view includes content of the immersive virtual reality world and dynamically changes in response to user input provided by the user as the user experiences the immersive virtual reality world. Additionally, the virtual reality media system detects that a gaze of the user is directed for a predetermined amount of time at a gaze target included within the field of view. In response to the detection, the virtual reality media system presents an interactive user interface associated with the gaze target. In some examples, the interactive user interface is presented within the field of view together with the content of the immersive virtual reality world. Corresponding methods and systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Jaafar, Mohammad Raheel Khalid