Patents Examined by Phu K. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10282891
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of processing three-dimensional (3D) images on a multi-layer display may generate virtual depth information based on original depth information, and display 3D images having various depth values using the generated virtual depth information. Also, the apparatus and method may appropriately provide color information to each of a plurality of display layers, thereby preventing an original image from being damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Puredepth Limited
    Inventors: Young Ran Han, Young Shin Kwak, Du Sik Park, Young Ju Jeong, Darryl Singh, Gareth Paul Bell
  • Patent number: 10283093
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose various light field display control methods and apparatus, and various light field display devices. One of the methods comprises: determining a first display region of a display of a light field display device according to target vision adjustment range information; adjusting display pixel density distribution of the display, to cause that display pixel density distribution of the first display region in the display after the adjustment is different from that of another display region of the display; performing sampling processing on a first light field image according to location information of display pixels of the display after the adjustment, the first light field image being corresponding to vision information in the target vision adjustment range and related to a source image; and displaying, by the light field display device after the adjustment, the first light field image undergone the sampling processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Zhigu Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang Zhou, Lin Du
  • Patent number: 10281804
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a three-dimensional space information storage unit, a projection unit, an operation acquisition unit, a reference guide rail decision unit, and a motion vector calculation unit. The projection unit projects and draws a cross-sectional plane onto a projection plane on the basis of information on a position of the cross-sectional plane stored by the three-dimensional space information storage unit. The reference guide rail decision unit decides a reference guide rail on the basis of information on a position of a slide operation acquired by the operation acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamahara, Ankit Sharma, Armand Simon Alymamy Girier, Yeonsoo Yang
  • Patent number: 10275931
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to previews of objects are described. In one example, control data for generating a three-dimensional object specifying, for voxels of the object, at least one print material to be deposited in that voxel during object generation is obtained. A viewing frustum may be determined, and visible voxels within the viewing frustum identified. A number of preview display pixels to display the preview may be determined and the set of voxels to be represented by each preview display pixel identified. At least one voxel appearance parameter of a voxel may be determined from the control data. For each preview display pixel, at least one pixel appearance parameter may be determined by combining voxel appearance parameters for the set of voxels to be represented by that preview display pixel. Preview display pixels may be controlled to display a preview of the object according to the at least one pixel appearance parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jan Morovic, Peter Morovic
  • Patent number: 10249078
    Abstract: A system and related method for simulating IR halos in a computer graphics display generates a set of halo candidates corresponding to each new scene by scanning the frame buffer for that scene to flag pixels associated with unocculted light sources as halo candidates, or prospective halo centers around which simulated halos are to be drawn. The system adjusts the defocus value of flagged halo candidates based on their pixel distance and determines whether identified halo centers are new, continuing, or expired by comparing the current scene and its halo candidate list to the preceding (currently displayed) image and its list of current halo centers. The system generates a dual visible/IR image, adding IR-only polygonal halos to the identified halo centers based on pixel attributes. The dual image is projected for viewing by night vision goggles, which the IR-only image and component halos will stimulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Buckmiller, Layne H. Thorup, Thomas P. Skowyra, David Quinn LeBaron, Randy Harris
  • Patent number: 10249080
    Abstract: Example of systems and methods are provided for visualization of multi-dimensional geophysical data visualization. Combining several attributes from multi-dimensional geophysical data or seismic data using color modeling techniques provide for the interpretation of data more efficiently by a user. A color space is defined and multi-dimensional geophysical data attributes are created along with blending filters, such as asymmetric blending filters. Blended multi-dimensional geophysical data attribute cubes are created from the blending filters and the geophysical data attributes. The blended multi-dimensional geophysical data attributes or cubes are displayed using the defined multi-dimensional color space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventor: Donald Paul Griffith
  • Patent number: 10242496
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide a way to subdivide a patch generated in graphics processing pipeline into sub-patches, and generate sub-patch tessellations for the sub-patches. More particularly, systems, apparatuses and methods may provide a way to diverge tessellation sizes to a configurable size within an interior region of a patch or sub-patches based on a position of each of the tessellations. The systems, apparatuses and methods may determine a number of tessellation factors to use based on one or more of a level of granularity of one or more domains of a scene to be digitally rendered, available computing capacity, or power consumption to compute the number of tessellation factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Peter L. Doyle, Devan Burke, Subramaniam Maiyuran, Abhishek R. Appu, Joydeep Ray, Elmoustapha Ould-Ahmed-Vall, Philip R. Laws, Altug Koker
  • Patent number: 10217274
    Abstract: A digitally controlled lighting system where aspects have a central media server connected to remote media servers. The connection may have separate networks for control versus media. Automatic synchronization of the contents of the media servers may be carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Production Resource Group, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Reese, Mark A. Hunt
  • Patent number: 10216359
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a visual perspective of operational information that facilitates rapid decision making. The system and method merges existing data sources from any number of computer-fed external data sources through an applications server to display data set in easily recognizable, repeatable images (tiles) uniquely designed for a user's application. The system and method create visual perspectives of data that accelerate decision-making and problem solving processes by displaying repeatable images (tiles) that display performance results verses expected performance criteria in high-volume, intuitive displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: VISUALCUE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kerry Gilger, Irving Bushnell, Steven Slesinger, Aashish Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10198845
    Abstract: Systems and methods for animating expressions of 3D models from captured images of a user's face in accordance with various embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In many embodiments, expressions are identified based on landmarks from images of a user's face. In certain embodiments, weights for morph targets of a 3D model are calculated based on identified landmarks and/or weights for predefined facial expressions to animate expressions for the 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LoomAi, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran Bhat, Mahesh Ramasubramanian, Michael Palleschi, Andrew A. Johnson, Ian Sachs
  • Patent number: 10192346
    Abstract: This disclosure provides an approach for automatically generating UV maps for modified three-dimensional (3D) virtual geometry. In one embodiment, a UV generating application may receive original 3D geometry and associated UV panels, as well as modified 3D geometry created by deforming the original 3D geometry. The UV generating application then extracts principal stretches of a mapping between the original 3D geometry and the associated UV panels and transfers the principal stretches, or a function thereof, to a new UV mapping for the modified 3D geometry. Transferring the principal stretches or the function thereof may include iteratively performing the following steps: determining new UV points assuming a fixed affine transformation, determining principal stretches of a transformation between the modified 3D geometry and the determined UV points, and determining a correction of a transformation matrix for each triangle to make the matrix a root of a scoring function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Pixar
    Inventors: Fernando Ferrari De Goes, Mark Meyer
  • Patent number: 10185933
    Abstract: Methods and structure for presenting and analyzing schedule data. One exemplary embodiment is a system that includes an interface and a controller. The controller is able to identify a schedule comprising multiple events occurring over a length of time, to select a cyclic period within the length of time, and to generate a representation of the length of time as a view of a three dimensional (3D) helix wherein each revolution of the 3D helix corresponds with an iteration of the cyclic period. The controller is also able to determine an event location for each of the events along a path defined by the 3D helix, and to direct the interface to transmit instructions for presenting the 3D helix and the event locations via a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Helixaeon, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Patrick Richardson, Reyna Suzanne Bryan, Andrew Brandt
  • Patent number: 10176630
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system for updating a mesh, which includes a plurality of vertices, representing a surface of a heart. The system includes an electrical interface and a processor. The processor is configured to define a plurality of sample points on the mesh, such that a density of the sample points is greater than a density of the vertices, to receive, via the electrical interface, a plurality of signals from a catheter, the signals indicating an electrical property of each of a plurality of locations on the surface, and to update the mesh in accordance with the electrical property, by, for each of the locations, identifying a closest sample point to the location, subsequently, identifying, in a portion of the mesh in which the closest sample point is located, a closest point to the location, and, subsequently, associating the closest point with the electrical property of the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventors: Assaf Cohen, Ido Ilan, Fady Massarwi
  • Patent number: 10176623
    Abstract: Generation/rendering of a 2D perspective/view of a geographic region, e.g. a map the world or portion thereof, superimposed over which are indicators of related data items and graphical representations of the relationships therebetween is disclosed. Based on location data associated with each data item, a relative geographic presentation within, or otherwise superimposed over, the 2D presentation is generated relative to a 3D representation of the geographic region. Graphical interconnections are then derived based on the positions of the data items relative to each other and depicted in a manner which shows both the relationship between the data items and the geographic relationship with respect to the geographic region. The graphical interconnections may further be derived in a manner so as to depict a or other wise follow the perspective depicted by the 2D view, e.g. as arcs between related data items conforming to the depicted spherical contour of a globe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Tic Talking Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander M. Giunio-Zorkin, Manroop Singh Jawl, Doug Campbell
  • Patent number: 10169897
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for concurrently displaying an avatar, associated with a user, and a closed form composer graphic on a display. Each different position on the composer graphic provides a different value for a trait associated with the composer graphic. There is displayed on the avatar the trait set at a value associated with a respective position of the composer graphic selected by the user without user intervention responsive to the user selection of the respective position of the composer graphic. The value of the trait that is associated with the position of the composer graphic that was selected by the user is associated with the avatar. This associating displays on the avatar the trait set at the selected value of the trait.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Genies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Geiger, Akash R. Nigam, Evan K. Rosenbaum
  • Patent number: 10162476
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method displays an assembly of digitally modeled objects in a three-dimensional scene, by the steps of: defining at least one object of the assembly as being revealable; generating a graphical representation of the assembly wherein said revealable object is located at least partially behind at least another object, called hiding object, and displaying said graphical representation; using a graphical tool selecting a region of said graphical representation of the assembly, called a revealing zone; and rendering a three-dimensional scene comprising a three-dimensional representation of the assembly wherein a portion of the revealable object located behind the hiding object and comprised within the revealing zone is shown by transparency through said hiding object. A computer program product, a non-volatile computer-readable data-storage medium and a Computer Aided Design system for carrying out such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes
    Inventors: Nicolas Arques, Christophe Rene Francis Delfino
  • Patent number: 10157416
    Abstract: Methods for generating and sharing a virtual body model of a person, created with a small number of measurements and a single photograph, combined with one or more images of garments. The virtual body model represents a realistic representation of the users body and is used for visualizing photo-realistic fit visualizations of garments, hairstyles, make-up, and/or other accessories. The virtual garments are created from layers based on photographs of real garment from multiple angles. Furthermore the virtual body model is used in multiple embodiments of manual and automatic garment, make-up, and, hairstyle recommendations, such as, from channels, friends, and fashion entities. The virtual body model is sharable for, as example, visualization and comments on looks. Furthermore it is also used for enabling users to buy garments that fit other users, suitable for gifts or similar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: METAIL LIMITED
    Inventors: Tom Adeyoola, Nick Brown, Nikki Trott, Edward Herbert, Duncan Robertson, Jim Downing, Nick Day, Robert Boland, Tom Boucher, Joe Townsend, Edward Clay, Tom Warren, Anoop Unadkat, Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10157478
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that facilitates use of an image. During operation, the system uses a set of images from a camera on a device to obtain a set of features in proximity to the device, wherein the set of images comprises the image. Next, the system uses the set of images and inertial data from one or more inertial sensors on the device to obtain a set of three-dimensional (3D) locations of the features. Finally, the system enables use of the set of 3D locations with the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Eagle Sunrise Jones, Benjamin J. Hirashima, Jordan H. Miller
  • Patent number: 10152829
    Abstract: Provided are a virtual fitting device and a virtual fitting method thereof. The virtual fitting method includes acquiring a live video by photographing a user, acquiring a virtual video which includes an avatar corresponding to the user based on a body shape and a movement of the user, determining each composition area of the live video and the virtual video by analyzing the live video and the virtual video, and outputting a virtual fitting video by composing the composition area of the live video and the composition area of the virtual video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-won Jeong, Do-kyoon Kim, Eun-jung Ju, Young-min Kwak, Seung-ho Shin, Sun-young Han
  • Patent number: 10147221
    Abstract: A solution for targeting a visual function of an observer is provided. The solution presents an animation for display to an observer. The animation includes a background and at least a portion of the animation also includes one or more foreground areas, each of which is located in a portion of the background. The background and the foreground area(s) include a set of common attributes substantially continuously changing during the animation and at least one different attribute between the background and the foreground area. At least one attribute of the background changes randomly during the animation. The at least one different attribute targets the visual function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Konan Medical USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles W. Stewart