Patents Examined by Michael Le
  • Patent number: 10388065
    Abstract: Fracture networks are simulated using a large triangle mesh size for large fractures and a smaller triangle mesh size for small fractures. Input data defining parameters of one or more fractures are input, the fractures being comprised of a triangle mesh. A first triangle mesh size for the fractures is determined based upon the input data. A second smaller triangle mesh size is then determined based upon the input data. The fracture network is then simulated using the large and small triangle mesh sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Marc Yarus, Rae Mohan Srivastava, Genbao Shi, Veronica Liceras, Yogendra Narayan Pandey, Zhaoyang Wang
  • Patent number: 10387369
    Abstract: A method is used in managing file deletions in storage systems. A request to delete a portion of a file of a file system is received. A first indirect block is associated with the portion of the file and includes a set of file system blocks. A second indirect block associated with a replica of the file is identified. The first and second indirect blocks share a subset of the set of file system blocks. The replica of the file represents a state of the file at a particular prior point in time. Metadata of the second indirect block is updated indicating that the subset of the set of file system blocks are no longer shared between the first and second indirect blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: William C. Davenport, Philippe Armangau, Junping Frank Zhao
  • Patent number: 10388052
    Abstract: A device that includes one or more processors may determine a configuration of a display region of the device. The device may also receive a request to perform an animation of a virtual object within the display region. The request may be indicative of a given duration for the animation based on the animation being performed within a given display region having a given configuration. The device may also modify the given duration to determine an adjusted duration for the animation based on a comparison between the configuration and the given configuration. The device may also perform the animation within the display region based on the animation having the adjusted duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Chet Haase, Daniel Marc Gatan Shiplacoff
  • Patent number: 10331736
    Abstract: Embodiments are described herein that include a method involving a computing system receiving a first message from a first playback device and a second message from a second playback device. The first message and the second message including first metadata and second metadata, respectively. The computing system determines that the first media item and the second media item are the same based on the received first metadata and the received second metadata, and in response, stores association data. The computing system receives an identification of one or more streaming services accessible by the third playback device which includes the first streaming service, and a media-item request including the second service media-item identifier used by the second streaming service. In response to receiving the media-item request, facilitating media streaming access to the first media item by the third playback device using the first streaming service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Beckhardt, Gregory Paul Ramsperger
  • Patent number: 10317686
    Abstract: An image display device includes: an input unit that inputs image data constituted with pixel data, each set of the pixel data being generated based upon a plurality of image signals output from a plurality of image-capturing pixels arrayed in correspondence to a plurality of photographic micro-lenses distinct from one another; a generation unit that generates display image data containing three-dimensional information based upon the image data; a display unit constituted with a plurality of display pixels disposed in a two-dimensional pattern, which emits light fluxes from the plurality of display pixels in correspondence to the display image data; and a micro-lens array that includes a plurality of micro-lenses, via which a three-dimensional image is formed by combining the light fluxes emitted from the plurality of display pixels, disposed in a two-dimensional array pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toru Iwane
  • Patent number: 10311829
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is disclosed. A display is configured to be able to change brightness of the display. A water detector is configured to detect water. A communication unit is configured to be able to communicate with another electronic apparatus. At least one processor is configured to, when the at least one processor detects, using the water detector, that at least part of the electronic apparatus is located in the water and detects, using the communication unit, that the another electronic apparatus is not located in the water, brighten the display compared with that when the at least one processor detects, using the water detector, that the at least the part of the electronic apparatus is located in the water and at least part of the another electronic apparatus is located in the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Tamegai
  • Patent number: 10304238
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to visualizing geographic positions in a three-dimensional virtual environment. A processor receives position data indicative of a geographic position of an object and generates a first image of the virtual environment which represents a view from an initial observation position in the virtual environment in an initial direction based on an initial target position in the virtual environment. The processor then determines an updated target position that is closer to the virtual position of the object than the initial target position and determining an updated observation position that is closer to a desired observation position than the initial observation position. The processor then generates a second image of the virtual environment which represents a view from the updated observation position in the virtual environment in an updated direction based on the updated target position in the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL ICT AUSTRALIA LIMITED
    Inventors: Chris Cooper, Bill Simpson-Young
  • Patent number: 10296645
    Abstract: An audience measurement service may monitor broadcasts in a region, ingesting closed captioning data, metadata, displayed text or logos, performing facial recognition on people, and/or generating audio/video fingerprints of broadcast content to create a database of content and associated keywords, along with times at which the content was broadcast. The audience measurement service may receive user search queries from a search provider and detect “spiking” queries. The audience measurement service may determine whether the spiking queries are related, contextually and temporally, to an item of content identified in the database, and infer that users generating the queries likely viewed the item of content. If or when the media is subsequently rebroadcast, media-related search queries may be detected and corresponding users identified as likely audience members for the rebroadcast, such that they may be targeted to receive additional media-related content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Simon Michael Rowe, John Wedgwood, Margaret Hollendoner
  • Patent number: 10282875
    Abstract: One or more biological signals are obtained. The one or more biological signals are converted to one or more graph structures. Correlation between two or more of the biological signals are determined using the one or more graph structures. One or more changes in the one or more graph structures within a time window are recorded. A signal graph model is generated based on the recorded changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Yu Chen, Pei-Yun S. Hsueh, Jui-Hsin Lai, Yinglong Xia
  • Patent number: 10282882
    Abstract: Techniques for simulating interactions using an augmented reality device. A visual scene is captured using a camera device. The visual scene depicts of a first physical object within a physical environment. A dynamic interaction is simulated between the first physical object and one or more virtual objects and velocity of a first virtual object resulting from the simulated dynamic interaction is calculated. A predefined behavior for a virtual character to perform is selected in response to the dynamic interaction. The virtual character is distinct from the first virtual object, and the selection is based on the calculated velocity. A sequence of frames is rendered. The sequence of frames depicts the dynamic interaction between the first physical object and the virtual objects, and further depicts a representation of the virtual character performing the determined behavior. The sequence of frames is output for display using one or more display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Sumner, Kenneth J. Mitchell, Rafael C. Hostettler, Stelian Coros
  • Patent number: 10261956
    Abstract: A query rewriter associated with a database management system or visualization client rewrites a database query based on properties, characteristics, etc. of the visualization to be rendered by the visualization client. For example, the query rewriter receives an initial query and one or more visualization parameters (such as width, height and/or type of visualization) for the visualization client. The query rewriter rewrites the initial query based on the visualization parameter(s), so as to produce a data-reducing query, and then outputs the data-reducing query for execution. The query rewriter can selectively rewrite the initial query depending on size of query results of the initial query. In some example implementations, the query rewriting models a process of rasterization of geometric primitives by the visualization client, so as to facilitate error-free visualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Uwe Jugel, Zbigniew Jerzak, Eric Peukert
  • Patent number: 10262447
    Abstract: Systems and methods of virtual entity animation are presented herein. A virtual entity may have virtual skin defined by a model having a set of vertices. A skeletal-based skin deformation method of animation may be used wherein individual vertices in the model may have individually and independently determined centers of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Binh H. Le, Jessica Hodgins
  • Patent number: 10242644
    Abstract: In some examples, a system can include a microcontroller to initialize a counter to a predetermined value for each image component of an image data slice. The microcontroller can also store a number of received bits for each image component in a data structure and generate a pre-allocation signal indicating that additional bits of data for one of the image components are to be requested and stored in the data structure, wherein the pre-allocation signal is to be generated in response to determining that the counter is below the predetermined value. The microcontroller can also increase the counter by the predetermined value and transmit an address from the data structure to a display device in response to detecting a valid signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Zhe Zhao, Quang T. Le
  • Patent number: 10235732
    Abstract: A method and system are described herein for an optimization technique on two aspects of thread scheduling and dispatch when the driver is allowed to pick the scheduling attributes. The present techniques rely on an enhanced GPGPU Walker hardware command and one dimensional local identification generation to maximize thread residency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jayanth N. Rao, Michal Mrozek
  • Patent number: 10225346
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for managing an object related to a plurality of groups of users is disclosed. The method, system, and computer program product include utilizing identifiers of objects so that a requesting user can submit an object-request for access to the object utilizing a chosen identifier of the user. The method, system, and computer program product may work on a number of collaborative systems, file sharing mediums, or operating systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, John Rice
  • Patent number: 10225345
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for managing an object related to a plurality of groups of users is disclosed. The method, system, and computer program product include utilizing identifiers of objects so that a requesting user can submit an object-request for access to the object utilizing a chosen identifier of the user. The method, system, and computer program product may work on a number of collaborative systems, file sharing mediums, or operating systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, John Rice
  • Patent number: 10218897
    Abstract: A display control device includes a display controller executing display control to display, on a display screen of a display device displaying an image, a whole of a display target image that is to be displayed and that has an aspect ratio differing from an aspect ratio of the display screen, and to display a partial enlarged image, which is obtained by enlarging a partial image corresponding to a part of the display target image and which has a smaller size than the display screen, at a displayed position of the partial image in superimposed relation to the display target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Lyo Takaoka, Takashi Nunomaki, Ryoko Amano, Kenzo Nishikawa, Ritsuko Kano, Tomoya Narita, Shunichi Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10217188
    Abstract: Spatially variable data associated with a geographical region such as a map or image from multiple samples acquired by one or more airborne vehicles taken across sub-regions of the geographical region may be aggregating and displayed. High-resolution image data of a geographical region acquired by one or more airborne vehicles may be obtained. The image data may comprise images corresponding to sub-regions of the geographical region. The images may be acquired at an image resolution corresponding to a first spatial frequency. Individual images may be analyzed to determine statistical information corresponding to the sub-regions of the geographical region. The statistical information corresponding to the sub-regions of the geographical region may be provided, for presentation to a user, by resampling the statistical information based on a second spatial frequency. The second spatial frequency may be equal to or less than the first spatial frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SlantRange, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ritter, Michael Milton
  • Patent number: 10210461
    Abstract: A method for performing assisted knowledge discovery includes receiving a dataset. Each of a plurality of analytical techniques is applied to the received data set to generate a plurality of corresponding analytical results. A composite validation metric is applied to each of the plurality of analytical results. The composite validation metric is a single scoring/ranking function that is created from a plurality of different scoring/ranking functions. The plurality of analytical results is presented to a user arranged in accordance with the results of the applying the composite validation metric to each of the plurality of analytical results. A selection from the user from among the plurality of analytical results is recorded. The user's selection is used to modify the composite validation metric such that the analytical techniques responsible for generating the selected analytical result is scored/ranked more highly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alain Biem, Nagui Halim, Srinivasan Parthasarathy, Daby M. Sow, Deepak S. Turaga, Long H. Vu
  • Patent number: 10204026
    Abstract: A method is provided for automatically discovering topics in electronic posts, such as social media posts. The method includes receiving a corpus that includes a plurality of electronic posts. The method further includes identifying a plurality of candidate terms within the corpus and selecting, as a trimmed lexicon, a subset of the plurality of candidate terms using predefined criteria. The method further includes clustering at least a subset of the plurality of electronic posts according to a plurality of clusters using the lexicon to produce a plurality of statistical topic models. The method further includes storing information corresponding to the statistical topic models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: UDA, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Weissinger, Luis Stevens, Vincent Schiavone