Patents Examined by Michael Le
  • Patent number: 11127224
    Abstract: A processing device that causes a virtual-space image to be displayed on a display device mounted on a player's head is provided with a first display processor and a second display processor. The first display processor causes first external information input from outside to be displayed on a specified object included in the virtual-space image when the virtual-space image is being caused to be displayed by the HMD. The second display processor causes second external information that is second external information input from outside and includes a real-space image to be displayed along with the virtual-space image when the virtual-space image is caused to be displayed by the HMD. The virtual-space image is, for example, the virtual-space image of a game, and the real-space image is, for example, an image imaged by an imaging device installed in the surroundings of the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventors: Masato Nozaki, Miharu Watanabe, Junko Sakurai
  • Patent number: 11120638
    Abstract: A method of generating video in three-dimensional animation environment is provided. The method includes: obtaining and translating directorial hints for making a 3D animated movie based on user input; determining camera configurations in a 3D environment according to the directorial hints; establishing a camera search space that includes multiple candidate cameras to be used at different timestamps to shoot one or more scenes of the movie based on the camera configurations; performing editing optimization based on the camera search space and the directorial hints, to obtain an edited video. The editing optimization is formalized into a process of finding a path with minimum cost in a graph model, each path describing a candidate camera sequence for producing the movie, and at least some of the directorial hints are translated into cost functions of the graph model. The edited video is output as the produced 3D animated movie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Lin Sun, Haohong Wang
  • Patent number: 11120022
    Abstract: A method and system for executing a query in parallel is disclosed. A master node may receive a query from a client and develop query plans from that query. The query plans may be forwarded to worker nodes for execution, and each query plan may be accompanied by query metadata. The metadata may be stored in a catalog on the master node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Caleb Welton, Hitoshi Harada, Jeffrey Cohen, Lei Chang, Radhika Reddy, Tao Ma, Zhanwei Wang
  • Patent number: 11120036
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for providing access to a database in a multi-tenant environment, including the use of a connection pool, with support for efficient repurposing of connections. In accordance with an embodiment, a software application can request that a connection be provided, to enable access to the database. In response to receiving the request, the connection pool can first determine if a particular connection with the exact desired attributes already exists within the pool, but is borrowed at the time of the request. If such a connection exists, then the connection pool can wait a period of time for that particular connection to become available, referred to herein as a double-wait. Subsequently, if the particular connection is not made available within the double-wait time period, the connection pool resumes its usual operation, for example by repurposing other connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Jean de Lavarene, Yuri Dolgov, Vidya Hegde, Saurabh Verma, Krishna Chandra, Aramvalarthanathan Namachivayam
  • Patent number: 11113847
    Abstract: In example embodiments, techniques are provided for converting geometry of an infrastructure model represented as high-level geometric primitives having a given symbology to low-level primitives, and encoding these low-level primitives into tile contents suited for transmission, and ultimately display upon, on a client device. An architectural split between frontend applications and backend applications may allow conversion of the high level primitives to be performed remote from the client devices by backend applications. Backend applications may be executed on robust hardware devices that execute software in a multi-threaded environment on powerful CPUs. By performing CPU-intensive operations on backend applications, frontend applications on client devices may be required to do little more than submit low-level primitives for rendering on their GPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Bentley Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul Connelly, Raymond B. Bentley
  • Patent number: 11107224
    Abstract: An extended reality (XR) device and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The XR device is applicable to 5G communication technology, robot technology, autonomous driving technology, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. The XR device includes a communication module configured to communicate with a Head-Mounted Display (HMD) that is worn by a user to provide the user with Virtual Reality (VR) content, a camera configured to receive an image of a first space including the user, and a processor configured to transmit VR content to the HMD through the communication module. The processor recognizes a position of the user and positions of a plurality of real-world objects within an image of the first space. When the user moves closer to at least one of the recognized objects by a predetermined distance or less, the processor warns the user of possibility of collision with the at least one recognized object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Changseok Cho, Woonghee Park, Hyunok Lee, Cheol Kang, Sanghoon Song, Mansoo Sin, Sangkuk Jeon
  • Patent number: 11100123
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving a plurality of data for job processing, wherein the job processing processes the plurality of data into (i) at least one map phase and (ii) at least one reduce phase; generating a plurality of key-value groups from the plurality of data, wherein the plurality of key-value groups are grouped from data pairs including a key and a value and wherein each of the key-value groups include a grouping of data pairs having a common key and a plurality of values associated with the common key; identifying values common to at least a subset of the key-value groups; generating, based upon the identifying, new key-value groups, wherein at least a subset of the new key-value groups includes key-value groups having common keys and the identified common values; and communicating the new key-value groups to the at least one reduce function for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Himanshu Gupta, Nitin Gupta
  • Patent number: 11095715
    Abstract: A data location table master system generates a master data location table storing associations of tokens with storage nodes for varying responsibility levels. When the master data location table is updated, the data location table master system updates storage nodes affected by the update as well as other storage nodes and application nodes in the system. Then, the storage nodes and the application nodes store a copy of the master data location table. A token migration and synchronization process reallocates data object storage among the storage nodes based on the updated master data location table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Lewis, Anna Povzner
  • Patent number: 11093031
    Abstract: A display apparatus configured to be coupled to a movable object includes at least a first laser sensor module and a display device configured to display a field-of-view. The first laser sensor module is configured to determine, by self mixing interference measurements, movements of the movable object with respect to a reference object mechanically coupled to the movable object. The first laser sensor module is configured to emit at least three measurement beams in three different spatial directions to the reference object when the display apparatus is coupled to the movable object and the first laser sensor module is configured to determine velocity vectors or distances collinear to the spatial directions. The display device is configured to integrate at least one virtual object in the field-of-view in accordance with the determined movements of the movable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Holger Joachim Moench, Joachim Wilhelm Hellmig
  • Patent number: 11087134
    Abstract: Described augmented reality (AR) systems and devices provide users with enhanced human sensorial perceptions using digital content. More particularly, smartglasses create an immersive AR experience for visitors of cultural sites using object identification and optical flow tracking. The system software platform and methodology are especially suited to design and deploy immersive AR experiences to visitors of cultural sites on user wearable devices. Unencumbered by clumsy handheld devices, users are free to roam through augmented environments, indoors and out, without barriers allowing a story to unfold before their eyes. Cultural sites come alive, improving educational outcomes for heritage destinations. Using graphical user interfaces, the system enables platform administrators to convert disparate cultural site content to coherent AR story-telling experiences called palimpsests or tours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: ARTGLASS USA, LLC
    Inventors: Luigi Percuoco, Antonio Scuderi
  • Patent number: 11087037
    Abstract: A plugin can allow for tracking objects within a computer-aided design (“CAD”) application. In one example, the user can select an object or family of objects to track. The plugin can set a parameter of the tracker to match that of the selected object(s). The tracker can be joined to the selected object to form a new assembly, such as by embedding the tracker within the object. A user can define areas, such as rooms or floors, within the layout. The plugin can poll the trackers, which report which areas the corresponding object is within. The plugin can compile this information and display quantities of object types per area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Software Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Heon
  • Patent number: 11079607
    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: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Toru Iwane
  • Patent number: 11080244
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein to provide data to large-scale processing framework (LSPF) nodes in LSPF clusters. In one example, a method to provide data includes receiving an access request from a LSPF node to access data in accordance with a version of a distributed file system. The method further includes, responsive to the access request, accessing the data for the LSPF node in accordance with a different version of the distributed file system, and presenting the data to the LSPF node in accordance with the version of the distributed file system used by the LSPF node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Thomas A. Phelan, Gunaseelan Lakshminarayanan, Michael Moretti, Joel Baxter, Lakshman Chinnakotla
  • Patent number: 11070637
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for a virtual objection distribution method are provided. One of the methods includes: performing an image scanning to a local environment of a user; conducting image identification to an acquired image; acquiring an electronic certificate from a server if an image identifier is identified in the image; saving the electronic certificate; and, in response to a determination that a category count of the received electronic certificates reaches the threshold, sending to the server a virtual object distribution request to cause the server to distribute a virtual object to the user. This method significantly increases interactivity and entertainingness of a virtual object distribution process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Qinglong Duan, Guanhua Chen, Jing Ji, Jiahui Cheng, Lu Yuan
  • Patent number: 11061898
    Abstract: A system includes reception of a database query, determination of a first logical query execution plan to execute the database query, determination of a second logical query execution plan to execute the database query, determination of a first plurality of resource usage estimates associated with the first logical query execution plan, determination of a second plurality of resource usage estimates associated with the second logical query execution plan, and determination, based on the first plurality of resource usage estimates and the second plurality of resource usage estimates, whether it is determinable to a suitable degree of certainty that one of the first logical query execution plan and the second logical query execution plan will be associated with a smaller amount of resource usage than the other one of the first logical query execution plan and the second logical query execution plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Sangyong Hwang
  • Patent number: 11055770
    Abstract: A method for generating a collocation rendering including acquiring a list of to-be-collocated transaction objects and acquiring a preset collocation template; and generating image information of a collocation rendering of the to-be-collocated transaction objects according to collocation attribute information of the to-be-collocated transaction objects and the preset collocation template. By means of the above technical solution, a plurality of transaction objects are automatically combined and collocated into a scene, thus allowing a user to appreciate a rendering effect of collocating the plurality of transaction objects together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Xiaobei Wang, Tao Fang, Ruhua Huang
  • Patent number: 11055271
    Abstract: A funnel locking technique improves scalability of callback handling while mediating grace-period-start requests in a sleepable read-copy update (SRCU) environment. Per-CPU data structures maintain lists of SRCU callbacks. A management data structure maintains a current-grace-period record tracking a current SRCU grace period and a future-grace-period record tracking a future SRCU grace period needed by the callbacks. A combining tree mediates grace-period-start requests concurrently vying for an opportunity to update the future-grace-period record. The grace-period-start requests are issued on behalf of the callbacks to a combining tree leaf level and propagate toward a combining tree root node. The future-grace-period record is updated in response to grace-period-start requests reaching the root node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Paul E. McKenney
  • Patent number: 11043033
    Abstract: An information processing device including a decision unit that determines, on the basis of a predetermined reference, a shared object arranged in a virtual space that is generated for communication between a first user and a second user on the basis of a sensing result of a first real space including at least one first actual object in relation to the first user and a sensing result of a second real space including at least one second actual object in relation to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Hirotake Ichikawa, Naoyuki Sato, Seiji Suzuki, Masato Shimakawa
  • Patent number: 11043291
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to performing entity recognition on a stream while providing ongoing training or supplementation of an entity dictionary. In one embodiment, a method of and computer program product for stream based named entity recognition is provided. A first portion of a textual input is received. A plurality of patterns is applied to the first portion to determine that a predetermined type is present in the first portion. Approval is requested of the presence of the predetermined type. An indication of approval or disapproval of the predetermined type is received. A dictionary is supplemented according to the indication. A second portion of the textual input is received. The plurality of patterns is applied to the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Varun Bhagwan, Clemens Drews, Daniel F. Gruhl, Neal R. Lewis, April L. Webster, Steven R. Welch
  • Patent number: 11037345
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of processing a computational workflow comprises receiving a description of a computational workflow. The description comprises a plurality of steps, in which each step has at least one input and at least one output, and further wherein an input from a second step depends on an output from a first step. The description is translated into a static workflow graph stored in a memory, the static workflow graph comprising a plurality of nodes having input ports and output ports, wherein dependencies between inputs and outputs are specified as edges between input ports and output ports. Information about a first set of nodes is then extracted from the static workflow graph and placed into a dynamic graph. A first actionable job is identified from the dynamic graph and executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Janko Simonovic, Sinisa Ivkovic, Nebojsa Tijanic