Patents Examined by Martin Mushambo
  • Patent number: 11372253
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein include devices, systems, and methods that enable improved display of virtual content in computer generated reality (CGR) environments. In some implementations, the CGR environment is provided at an electronic device based on a field of view (FOV) of the device and a position of virtual content within the FOV. A display characteristic of the virtual object is adjusted to minimize or negate any adverse effects of the virtual object or a portion of the virtual object falling outside of the FOV of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Luis R. Deliz Centeno
  • Patent number: 11373384
    Abstract: This application provides a method for configuring parameters of a three-dimensional face model. The method includes: obtaining a reference face image; identifying a key facial point on the reference face image to obtain key point coordinates as reference coordinates; and determining a recommended parameter set in a face parameter value space according to the reference coordinates. The first projected coordinates are projected coordinates of the key facial point obtained by projecting a three-dimensional face model corresponding to the recommended parameter set onto a coordinate system. The proximity of the first projected coordinates to the reference coordinates meets a preset condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Mu Hu, Sirui Gao, Yonggen Ling, Yitong Wang, Linchao Bao, Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 11373305
    Abstract: An image processing method is provided, including: obtaining a target image; invoking an image recognition model including: a backbone network, a pooling module and a dilated convolution module that are connected to the backbone network and that are parallel to each other, and a fusion module connected to the pooling module and the dilated convolution module; performing feature extraction on the target image by extracting, using the backbone network, a feature map of the target image, separately processing, using the pooling module and the dilated convolution module, the feature map, to obtain a first result outputted by the pooling module and a second result outputted by the dilated convolution module, and fusing the first result and the second result by using the fusion module into a model recognition result of the target image; and determining a semantic segmentation labeled image of the target image based on the model recognition result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ruixin Zhang, Xinyang Jiang, Xing Sun, Xiaowei Guo
  • Patent number: 11367233
    Abstract: A system and method of creating customized characters and selectively displaying them in an electronic display, such as an augmented reality or virtual reality display is provided. A digital character may be provided by a character provider for customization by others using the system. Such customizations may be instantiated in user devices that provide electronic displays. Instantiation of the custom digital character may be conditioned on one or more trigger conditions, which may be specified by the character customizer. For example, a digital character customized using the system may be conditioned on triggering events in the real-world or in a virtual world. When a relevant triggering condition is satisfied at a user device, the custom character (i.e., information for instantiating the custom character) may be transmitted to that user device. In this manner, the system may push custom characters to user devices that satisfy the triggering condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Pure Imagination Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Lisa Gai-Tzen Wong, Amit Tishler, Richard Paul Weeks
  • Patent number: 11367254
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable storage medium, and device for generating a character model. The method comprises: receiving an input image of a reference subject; processing the input image to generate a normalized image; identifying a set of features present in the normalized image, wherein each feature in the set of features corresponds to a portion of a head or body of the reference subject; for each feature in the set of features, processing at least a portion of the normalized image including the feature by a neural network model corresponding to the feature to generate a parameter vector corresponding to the feature; and combining the parameter vectors output by respective neural network models corresponding to respective features in the set of features to generate a parameterized character model corresponding to reference subject in the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Borovikov, Pawel Piotr Wrotek, Mohsen Sardari, Harold Chaput, Navid Aghdaie, Kazi Zaman
  • Patent number: 11366322
    Abstract: A virtual image generation system for use by an end user comprises a projection subsystem configured for generating a collimated light beam, and a display configured emitting light rays in response to the collimated light beam to display a pixel of an image frame to the end user. The pixel has a location encoded with angles of the emitted light rays. The virtual image generation system further comprises a sensing assembly configured for sensing at least one parameter indicative of at least one of the emitted light ray angles, and a control subsystem configured for generating image data defining a location of the pixel, and controlling an angle of the light beam relative to the display based on the defined location of the pixel and the sensed parameter(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan L. Yeoh, Lionel Ernest Edwin, Robert Dale Tekolste
  • Patent number: 11361064
    Abstract: A method provides for a field of view (FOV) of a smart contact lens of a user, such that the FOV includes a plurality of segments of the FOV. A device is identified from object recognition performed on image data from the smart contact lens and viewed within a first segment of the FOV. A key is transmitted to the device that includes credentials of the user of the smart contact lens to authenticate the user to the device that is viewed within the first segment of the FOV. A first level of access to the device is provided, based on viewing the device in the first segment of the FOV, and in response to changing the viewing of the device to a second segment of the FOV, providing a second level of access to the device associated with viewing the device in the second segment of the FOV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Soma Shekar Naganna, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Abhishek Seth, Venkata JayaPrakash Jinka
  • Patent number: 11351005
    Abstract: A method comprises displaying a surgical environment image. The surgical environment image includes a virtual control element for controlling a component of a surgical system, and the virtual control element includes a real-time image of the component of the surgical system in the surgical environment image. The method further comprises displaying an image of a body part of a user. The body part is used to interact with the virtual control element. The method further comprises receiving a gesture of the body part of the user in a predetermined motion, via a gesture based input device registering movement of the body part of the user, while the body part interacts with the virtual control element. The method further comprises adjusting a setting of the component of the surgical system based on the received gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Simon P. DiMaio, Paul W. Mohr, Theodore W. Rogers
  • Patent number: 11340707
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to hand gesture-based emojis. One example provides, on a display device, a method comprising receiving hand tracking data representing a pose of a hand in a coordinate system, based on the hand tracking data, recognizing a hand gesture, and identifying an emoji corresponding to the hand gesture. The method further comprises presenting the emoji on the display device, and sending an instruction to one or more other display devices to present the emoji.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Julia Schwarz, Michael Harley Notter, Jenny Kam, Sheng Kai Tang, Kenneth Mitchell Jakubzak, Adam Edwin Behringer, Amy Mun Hong, Joshua Kyle Neff, Sophie Stellmach, Mathew J. Lamb, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda
  • Patent number: 11341383
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed towards methods and apparatus to detect effective tiling area and fill tiles efficiently. The method improves efficiency by not filling tiles within an inner box in a shape having a large unfilled area. One example method includes detecting an inner box, determining whether the detected inner box is big enough for pre-clipping, and confirming that the outer clip path contains the inner box. When filling tiles into a bounding rectangle tiling area, it is determined if a particular tile (or tile(s)) falls into an inner box or not, and if the tile falls in the inner box, that particular tile is not filled. According to one embodiment, the inner box is an internal rectangle that contains a maximum area in which it is unnecessary to fill tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Jayant Bhatt, Xuqiang Bai
  • Patent number: 11340072
    Abstract: Provided is a mechanism that enables the balance between the satisfaction of measurement accuracy required for an application and the suppression of power consumption. An information processing apparatus includes a control unit that acquires information indicating required accuracy of measurement information based on a result of detection by a sensor from the application that uses the measurement information, and controls the sensor on the basis of the information indicating the required accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Tsujii, Tomohisa Takaoka, Haruto Takeda
  • Patent number: 11335060
    Abstract: A location-based augmented-reality system to generate and cause display of augmented-reality content that includes three-dimensional typography, based on a perspective, and location of a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Piers George Cowburn, David Li, Isac Andreas Müller Sandvik, Qi Pan
  • Patent number: 11334777
    Abstract: A system and method for converting imaging data, for example, medical imaging data, to three-dimensional printer data Imaging data may be received describing for example a three-dimensional volume of a subject or patient. Using printer definition data describing a particular printer, 3D printer input data may be created from the imaging data describing at least part of the three-dimensional volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: 3D SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Oren Kalisman, Dan Pri-Tal, Roy Porat, Yaron Vaxman
  • Patent number: 11322074
    Abstract: A data transmission method comprises: receiving and storing image data, wherein the image data comprises first data and second data, the first data is encrypted verification data, and the second data is original data; comparing the first data with the second data in stored image data; replacing the second data with the first data, if the second data and the first data are inconsistent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: Chengdu BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Wang, Tiegang Wang, Hui Zhang, Xiao Ma, Qianqian Liu, Bin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11308694
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus which includes a voice recognition section that recognizes a voice uttered by a user, a motion recognition section that recognizes a motion of the user, a text object control section that disposes an object of text representative of the contents of the voice in a three-dimensional virtual space, and varies text by implementing interaction based on the motion, and an image generation section that displays an image with the three-dimensional virtual space projected thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Masashi Nakata
  • Patent number: 11307651
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, assembling an extended reality (XR) immersive experience for a user, determining a user experience level for the user, adjusting an immersion detail level for the XR immersive experience according to the user experience level, and communicating data defining the XR immersive experience to XR equipment of the user. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, John Oetting, Jason Decuir, Terrel Lecesne
  • Patent number: 11302071
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence (AI) system for generating a digital surface model (DSM) may include a memory and a processor cooperating therewith to determine an estimated height map from electro-optic (EO) imagery of a geographic area using artificial intelligence. The processor may further generate cost coefficients for a three-dimensional (3D) cost cube based upon stereo-geographic image data and height value seeding using the estimated height map, and generate a DSM for the geographic area based upon the 3D cost cube and outputting the DSM to a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn Boudreaux, Mark D. Rahmes, William W. Watkins, David Priebel, Tomoka Yamada, John L. Delay
  • Patent number: 11295707
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods of forming an expandable display device capable of maintaining a fixed pixel density at any display area from a relatively smaller first display area to a relatively larger second display area. The expandable display device includes an upper display layer and a lower display layer. In a first display position, the display elements having a defined pixel density included in the upper display layer obscure the display elements included in the lower display layer. The upper display layer and lower display layers are disposed on expandable substrates capable of continuous displacement between the first and second display positions. In the second display position, the display elements included in the lower display layer are visible through gaps between the display elements included in the upper display layer. The resultant display provides a uniform pixel density at all displacements between the first and second display positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Chwee Lin Choong
  • Patent number: 11288852
    Abstract: A method, a computer program product, and a computer system render an image included in requested data based on determined user preferences. The method includes determining elements in a preselected image designed to be included on a webpage that is being requested from a user utilizing a device configured to show the webpage. Each of the elements corresponds to a topic. The method incudes determining preferences associated with the user, the preferences indicative of topics of interest associated with the user. The method includes generating a modified version of the preselected image based on the elements and the preferences. The webpage is loaded on the device with the modified version of the preselected image being rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Hernan A Cunico, Martin G. Keen, Harry Hoots
  • Patent number: 11288764
    Abstract: A vector graphics file includes at least one artwork layer and at least one watermark layer. The watermark layer comprises a pattern of vector graphics primitives, each of which is filled with a color that is a tinted variant of the color of the location in the artwork that the primitive overlies. Such layered arrangement enables the watermark to be added or omitted, and varied in strength, payload and appearance, at will. Yet the artwork is left unchanged through such manipulations. In some embodiments the watermark conveys a multi-symbol Global Trade Item Number (GTIN), and the file is used to generate a label or packaging for a food or general merchandise retail item. A great number of other arrangements, features and advantages are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Ajith M. Kamath, Christopher A. Ambiel, Geoffrey B. Rhoads, Annalou Vincent, Maxfield T. Torke, Jerry Allen McMahan, Jr.