Patents Examined by Peter Hoang
  • Patent number: 11900672
    Abstract: Devices, systems and processes for an integrated internal and external camera system that enhances the passenger experience in vehicles are described. One example method for enhancing a passenger experiences includes capturing a first set of images of an area around the vehicle using an external camera system, capturing a second set of images of one or more passengers inside the vehicle using an internal camera system, recognizing at least one gesture made by the one or more passengers based on the second set of images, identifying an object or a location external to the vehicle based on the first set of images and the at least one gesture, and displaying information related to the object or the location to the one or more passengers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF SILICON VALLEY, INC.
    Inventors: Rocky Chau-Hsiung Lin, Thomas Yamasaki, Koichiro Kanda, Diego Rodriguez Risco, Alexander Joseph Ryan, Samah Najeeb, Samir El Aouar
  • Patent number: 11900520
    Abstract: In an exemplary process for specifying an entrance or exit effect in a computer-generated reality environment, in response to a user entering or exiting the computer-generated reality environment, a transition effect is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Clément Pierre Nicolas Boissière, Samuel Lee Iglesias, James McIlree
  • Patent number: 11885971
    Abstract: An information processing device including a display unit, a detector, and a first control unit and a method of using same. The display unit may be a head-mounted display. The display unit is capable of providing the user with a field of view of a real space and a virtual object. The detector detects an azimuth of the display unit around at least one axis and display of the virtual object is controlled based in the detected azimuth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka Ishikawa, Takeshi Iwatsu
  • Patent number: 11875424
    Abstract: A point cloud data processing method and device, a computer device and a storage medium are provided. The method includes: acquiring point cloud data, and constructing a corresponding neighboring point set for each of data points in the point cloud data; calculating Hausdorff distances between the neighboring point set and a pre-constructed kernel point cloud to obtain a distance matrix; calculating a convolution of the neighboring point set with the distance matrix and a network weight matrix in a Hausdorff convolution layer in an encoder, to obtain high-dimensional point cloud features, the encoder and a decoder being two parts in a deep learning network; and reducing feature dimension of the high-dimensional point cloud features through the decoder, so that a classifier performs semantic classification on the point cloud data according to object point cloud features obtained by the dimension reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Shenzhen University
    Inventors: Hui Huang, Pengdi Huang
  • Patent number: 11860981
    Abstract: A computing system captures markerless motion data of a user via a camera of the computing system. The computing system retargets the first plurality of points and the second plurality of points to a three-dimensional model of an avatar associated with the user, wherein the avatar is associated with an identity non-fungible token that uniquely represents the user across Web2 environments and Web3 environments, and wherein retargeting the first plurality of points and the second plurality of points animates the three-dimensional model of the avatar. The computing system renders a video local to the computing system, wherein the video comprises the markerless motion data of the user retargeted to the three-dimensional model of the avatar causing hands, face, and body of the avatar to be animated in real-time. The computing system causes a non-fungible token to be generated, the non-fungible token uniquely identifying ownership of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Metatope LLC
    Inventors: Jordan Yallen, Walker Holmes, Joseph Poulose
  • Patent number: 11847758
    Abstract: Provided are a material presentation method and apparatus, a terminal and a storage medium. The material presentation method includes steps described below. A to-be-presented splash presentation material is received. A splash presentation image of the to-be-presented splash presentation material is magnified, and the magnified splash presentation image is presented. In response to the presented magnified splash presentation image satisfying a minifying condition, the presented magnified splash presentation image is minified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuai Liu
  • Patent number: 11847729
    Abstract: Implementations described herein relate to methods, systems, and computer-readable media for remote production collaboration tools. The remote production collaboration tools can include one or more client devices, a server providing a single connection point, and an animation server configured to produce an animated production. The one or more client devices may provide motion capture data, audio data, control data, and/or associated timestamps. The animation server is configured to process the motion capture data, audio data, control data, and/or the associated timestamps and create the animated production. The animated production may be transmitted as a video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Evil Eye Pictures LLC
    Inventors: Alastair Macleod, Andrew Michael Angulo, Matthew Keith McDonald, Patrick Thomas Osborne, Arnold Joseph Riebli, III, James Paul Ritts, Daniel P Rosen, Justin Schubert, Yovel Schwartz, Brian William Smith
  • Patent number: 11803994
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for encoding and/or rendering animations without temporal or spatial restrictions. The system may encode an animation as a point cloud with first data points having a first time value and different positional and non-positional values, and second data points having a second time value and different positional and non-positional values. Rendering the animation may include generating and presenting a first image for the first time value of the animation based on the positional and non-positional values of the first data points, and generating and presenting a second image for the second time value of the animation by changing a visualization at a first position in the first image based on the positional values of a data point from the second data points corresponding to the first position and the data point non-positional values differing from the visualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Illuscio, Inc.
    Inventors: William Peake, III, Joseph Bogacz
  • Patent number: 11798242
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method of providing contextual computer-generated reality (CGR) digital assistant is performed at a device provided to deliver a CGR scene, the device including one or more processors, non-transitory memory, and one or more displays. The method includes obtaining image data characterizing a field of view captured by an image sensor. The method further includes identifying in the image data a contextual trigger for one of a plurality of contextual CGR digital assistants. The method additionally includes selecting a visual representation of the one of the plurality of contextual CGR digital assistants, where the visual representation is selected based on context and in response to identifying the contextual trigger. The method also includes presenting the CGR scene by displaying the visual representation of the one of the plurality of contextual CGR digital assistants, where the visual representation provides information associated with the contextual trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Avi Bar-Zeev, Golnaz Abdollahian, Devin William Chalmers, David H. Y. Huang, Banafsheh Jalali
  • Patent number: 11790531
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for performing operations comprising: receiving a monocular image that includes a depiction of a whole body of a user; generating a segmentation of the whole body of the user based on the monocular image; accessing a video feed comprising a plurality of monocular images received prior to the monocular image; smoothing, using the video feed, the segmentation of the whole body generated based on the monocular image to provide a smoothed segmentation; and applying one or more visual effects to the monocular image based on the smoothed segmentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Gal Dudovitch, Peleg Harel, Chia-Hao Hsieh, Sergei Korolev, Ma'ayan Shuvi
  • Patent number: 11785267
    Abstract: Provided are a virtual livestreaming method, apparatus, and system, and a storage medium, relating to the technical field of livestreaming. The method is acquiring real feature data of a real subject, where the real feature data include motion data and face data of the real subject during a performance; determining target feature data of a virtual character according to the real feature data, where the virtual character is a preset animation model, and the target feature data include motion data and face data of the virtual character; determining video stream pushing data corresponding to the virtual character according to the target feature data; and sending the video stream pushing data corresponding to the virtual character to a target livestreaming platform, where the video stream pushing data is used for instructing the target livestreaming platform to display virtual livestreaming of the virtual character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignees: MOFA (SHANGHAI) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., SHANGHAI MOVU TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinxiang Chai, Hongbing Tan, Xingtang Xiong, Shihao Jin, Bo Liu, Tonghui Zhu, Congyi Wang
  • Patent number: 11776193
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein include devices, systems, and methods for granular motion control for a virtual agent. In various implementations, a device includes a non-transitory memory and one or more processors coupled with the non-transitory memory. In some implementations, a method includes obtaining an action for a virtual agent. In some implementations, the action is associated with a plurality of time frames. In some implementations, the method includes, for a first time frame of the plurality of time frames, determining respective confidence scores for a plurality of granular motions that advance the virtual agent towards completion of the action. In some implementations, the method includes selecting a subset of the plurality of granular motions based on the respective confidence scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Siva Chandra Mouli Sivapurapu, Aashi Manglik, Edward S. Ahn, Mark Drummond
  • Patent number: 11763509
    Abstract: A method for calibrating an animation includes obtaining a static source image of a source face; capturing, by an image capturing device, a driving video of a human; determining whether a driving face, of the human, is present in each of the video frames; measuring a driving face position and a driving face size in a calibration reference frame of the driving video; generating each of one or more modified video frames based on the calibration reference frame and each of one or more subsequent video frames; and outputting, for each of the driving video frames, the source image in response to determining that the driving face is not present, and outputting the source image and the modified video frame in response to determining that the driving face is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ikhwan Mohammad Iqbal, Qiang Yao
  • Patent number: 11763415
    Abstract: An embodiment of a graphics apparatus may include a mask buffer to store a mask, a shader communicatively coupled to the mask buffer to apply the mask to a first shader pass, and a resolver communicatively coupled to the mask buffer to apply the mask to a resolve pass. The resolver may be configured to exclude a sample location not covered by the mask in the resolve pass. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Hugues Labbe, Tomer Bar-On, Kai Xiao, Ankur N. Shah, John G. Gierach
  • Patent number: 11748298
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) package apparatus is disclosed. The IC package includes one or more processing units and a bridge, mounted below the one or more processing unit, including one or more arithmetic logic units (ALUs) to perform atomic operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Altug Koker, Farshad Akhbari, Feng Chen, Dukhwan Kim, Narayan Srinivasa, Nadathur Rajagopalan Satish, Liwei Ma, Jeremy Bottleson, Eriko Nurvitadhi, Joydeep Ray, Ping T. Tang, Michael S. Strickland, Xiaoming Chen, Tatiana Shpeisman, Abhishek R. Appu
  • Patent number: 11741651
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a user's video avatar, wherein the apparatus comprises a processor communicatively connected to a memory, wherein the memory instructs the processor to receive, from a user application and a user input device, user data, validate a user's identity as a function of the user data, and generate a video avatar as a function of the identity validation and user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: MY JOB MATCHER, INC.
    Inventors: Arran Stewart, Steve O'Brien
  • Patent number: 11740463
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatuses and systems are disclosed for providing a device for capturing a barcode image within an augmented reality environment. An example method includes detecting a target object within a field of view of an augmented reality viewing device. The method further includes rendering an image of a scanning device within the field of view of the augmented reality viewing device, and rendering a scanning area within the field of view of the augmented reality viewing device. Further, a camera associated with the augmented reality viewing device captures an image of a barcode located on the target object. Corresponding apparatuses, systems, and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Erik Todeschini
  • Patent number: 11733515
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to present principles allow social distancing within themed attractions such as haunted attractions in order to allow the enjoyment of the same in various circumstances. These circumstances include times of pandemic, for customers that are afraid to congregate in large groups, for customers that desire to control aspects of the experience, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventor: Mark D. Wieczorek
  • Patent number: 11733057
    Abstract: A method for providing a map scale, using a computing device having one or more processors, comprising providing a geographic area for display on a display of a device, receiving information corresponding to a first input associated with a geographic location within the geographic area, providing, in response to the information and for display on the display, a scale including a first graphic and a second graphic surrounding the geographic location, calculating a distance between the first graphic and the second graphic, and providing a reference value for display on the display, the reference value including at least one of a time or distance to travel between the first and second graphics of the scale, the time or distance to travel being based on the calculated distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Su Chuin Leong, Alistair Milne, Christopher Milan Raykovich, Demi Boe, Luke Weijia Xu, Ashley Surdin Proctor
  • Patent number: 11727618
    Abstract: An AI-based system and method for generating animated videos from an audio segment is disclosed. The method includes receiving a first audio segment including a description of one or more characters and a scenery for the one or more characters, and a second audio segment including a character speech to be spoken by each of the one or more characters by using one or more expressions. The method includes generating a character image for each of the one or more characters, extracting one or more character sounds and one or more character phrases from the second audio segment, and obtaining one or more prestored video clips from an external database. Furthermore, the method includes generating one or more character video clips and a final character video, such that the final character video may be outputted on user interface screen of one or more electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: xNeurals Inc.
    Inventors: Yathish Parthasarathy, Vishal Yathish