Patents Examined by Robert Craddock
  • Patent number: 10269184
    Abstract: A wide angle image to be displayed on a screen fixed on the head or the face of a user is processed. When a display view angle reaches a boundary of an original wide angle image 701, an indicator 703 indicating reaching the boundary is added to a free viewpoint image 702. The indicator 703 is apart of the free viewpoint image 702 which is in contact with a boundary 704 of the wide angle image 701 or protrudes from the boundary 704 and is displayed as a black-painted frame. By observing such the indicator 703, the user can intuitively understand that the display area reaches the limit of the wide angle image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Hirokazu Tatsuta, Yuichiro Koyama
  • Patent number: 10198794
    Abstract: A system and computer-implemented method of altering perceptibility of depth in an image. The method comprises receiving a desired change in the perceptibility of depth in the image; receiving a depth-map corresponding to the image; and determining at least one characteristic of the image. The method further comprises applying an image process to the image, the image process varying in strength according to the depth map, and in accordance with a non-linear predetermined mapping relating a strength of the applied image process to a change in the perceptibility of depth, the mapping being determined with respect to the identified characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nicolas Pierre Marie Frederic Bonnier, Anna Wong, Clement Fredembach, Peter Jan Pakulski, Steven Richard Irrgang
  • Patent number: 10192361
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device includes an image display section configured to display an image, an imaging section, a memory section configured to store data of a marker image, an image setting section configured to cause the image display section to display an image based at least on the data, and a parameter setting section. The parameter setting section derives at least one of camera parameters of the imaging section and a spatial relationship, the spatial relationship being between the imaging section and the image display section, based at least on an image that is captured by the imaging section in the case where the imaging section acquires a captured image of a real marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Jia Li, Guoyi Fu
  • Patent number: 10181218
    Abstract: A system and method for modeling visual and non-visual experiential characteristics of a work space environment, the system comprising at least a first emissive surface useable to view a virtual world (VW) representation, a processor that is programmed to perform the steps of (a) presenting a VW representation via the at least a first emissive surface, the VW representation including an affordance configuration shown in the VW representation, (b) model at least one non-visual experiential characteristic associated with an environment associated with the VW representation and (c) present at least some indication of the non-visual experiential characteristic to the system user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Stephen E. Goetzinger, Jr., Kyle R. Dhyne
  • Patent number: 10176645
    Abstract: A medical imaging system configured to link acquired images to markers or tags on an anatomical illustration, based, at least in part on spatial and anatomical data associated with the acquired image. The medical imaging system may be further configured to generate a diagnostic report including the anatomical illustration containing the markers. The diagnostic report may allow a user to select a marker to view information associated with an acquired image and/or the acquired image. Multiple images may be associated with a marker, and/or multiple markers may be associated with an image. A set of 2D and/or 3D anatomical illustrations may be generated which contains markers from multiple diagnostic reports and updated automatically for an individual patient's anatomical model by the application to reflect measurements and/quantitative findings related to organ, tissue, and vessel size, location, deformation, and/or obstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Earl M. Canfield, Wendy Mei Yee
  • Patent number: 10176549
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for remote rendering of computer graphics. The system includes a graphics application program resident at a remote server. The graphics application is invoked by a user or process located at a client. The invoked graphics application proceeds to issue graphics instructions. The graphics instructions are received by a remote rendering control system. Given that the client and server differ with respect to graphics context and image processing capability, the remote rendering control system modifies the graphics instructions in order to accommodate these differences. The modified graphics instructions are sent to graphics rendering resources, which produce one or more rendered images. Data representing the rendered images is written to one or more frame buffers. The remote rendering control system then reads this image data from the frame buffers. The image data is transmitted to the client for display or processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Phillip C. Keslin
  • Patent number: 10169539
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for backfilling. In some example embodiments, there is provided a method that includes receiving, at a receiver, backfill data representative of sensor data stored, at a continuous blood glucose sensor and transmitter assembly, due to a loss of a wireless link between the receiver and the continuous blood glucose sensor and transmitter assembly; generating, at the receiver, at least one of a notification or a graphically distinct indicator for presentation at a display of the receiver, the at least one of the notification or the graphically distinct indicator enabling the backfill data to be graphically distinguished, when presented at the display, from non-backfill data; and generating, at the receiver, a view including the backfill data, the non-backfill data, and the generated at least one of the notification or the graphically distinct indicator. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Eli Reihman, Sebastian Bohm, Leif N. Bowman, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Disha B. Sheth, Peter C. Simpson, Jim Stephen Amidei, Douglas William Burnette, Michael Robert Mensinger, Eric Cohen, Hari Hampapuram, Phil Mayou
  • Patent number: 10169910
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an approach for rendering heterogeneous polydisperse granular media. In one aspect, a rendering application renders such granular media using a combination of explicit path tracing and accelerated path construction using proxy path tracing, shell tracing, and volumetric path tracing. In proxy path tracing in particular, the rendering application instantiates proxy geometry in the form of a bounding sphere and determines internal scattering in the grain using a precomputed grain scattering distribution function that relates incident and outgoing radiance functions on the bounding sphere. In shell tracing, the rendering application uses shells to aggregate many grain interactions into a single step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: Disney Enterprises, Inc., ETH Zurich (Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zurich)
    Inventors: Jan Novak, Thomas Muller, Marios Papas, Wojciech Jarosz
  • Patent number: 10168123
    Abstract: A firearm system includes a firearm and a computer. Electronics in the firearm determine data that includes a pathway between different points of aim of the firearm as the firearm moves. The computer receives this data and builds an image of the pathway between the different points of aim of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Philip Scott Lyren
  • Patent number: 10169922
    Abstract: A mixed-reality display device comprises an input system, a display, and a graphics processor. The input system is configured to receive a parameter value, the parameter value being one of a plurality of values of a predetermined range receivable by the input system. The display is configured to display virtual image content that adds an augmentation to a real-world environment viewed by a user of the mixed-reality display device. The graphics processor is coupled operatively to the input system and to the display; it is configured to render the virtual image content so as to variably change the augmentation, to variably change a perceived realism of the real world environment in correlation to the parameter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Alex Kipman, Purnima M. Rao, Rebecca Haruyama, Shih-Sang Carnaven Chiu, Stuart Mayhew, Oscar E. Murillo, Carlos Fernando Faria Costa
  • Patent number: 10157440
    Abstract: A processing apparatus is described. The apparatus includes a central processing unit (CPU), a graphics processing unit (GPU) and data sharing logic to perform static physical data sharing between the CPU and the GPU by changing code written for the GPU to operate with CPU variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Konstantin S. Bobrovsky, Serguei N. Dmitriev, Knud J. Kirkegaard
  • Patent number: 10146307
    Abstract: A graphics presentation apparatus including a display unit, an eye-tracking module, and a data output module. The eye-tracking module registers image data representing at least one eye of a user of the apparatus. Furthermore, the eye-tracking module determines, based on the registered image data, an orientation of the at least one eye relative to the display unit. Finally, in response thereto, the eye-tracking module generates a control signal controlling the data output module to produce visual content with such orientation on the display unit that a misalignment between the orientation of said at least one part and the orientation of the at least one eye of the user is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Aron Yu, Marten Skogo, Robert Gavelin, Per Nystedt
  • Patent number: 10147238
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques that use mixed reality, e.g., augmented reality and virtual reality technologies to improve analysis of retail processes and activity in retail establishments. A server system receives images from a mixed reality device, which images including representations of physical objects and receives voice data from the mixed reality device and executes a cognitive agent to process the voice data received from the mixed reality device that generates a set of virtual objects that include data describing merchandising process concepts regarding the set of physical objects, based on input queries received in the voice data and sending by a server system, the set of virtual objects to the mixed reality device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Robert B. Locke, Paul B. Rasband
  • Patent number: 10134108
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer storage media directed at image synthesis utilizing sampling of patch correspondence information between iterations at different scales. A patch synthesis technique can be performed to synthesize a target region at a first image scale based on portions of a source region that are identified by the patch synthesis technique. The image can then be sampled to generate an image at a second image scale. The sampling can include generating patch correspondence information for the image at the second image scale. Invalid patch assignments in the patch correspondence information at the second image scale can then be identified, and valid patches can be assigned to the pixels having invalid patch assignments. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Sohrab Amirghodsi, Aliakbar Darabi, Elya Shechtman
  • Patent number: 10134189
    Abstract: To provide an excellent image display device worn on a head or face and used to view images, and an image display method. When displaying an image of a virtual world, such as a movie or computer graphics, with a display unit 309, a head-mounted display 100 temporarily removes the image in a portion specified with a touch panel, and display an image of the real world captured with an outward-facing camera 312. By looking at the image of the real world mixed in with the image of the virtual world, the user is able to perceive the real world and suitably interact with the real world, thereby making it possible to lessen psychological resistance while also avoiding physical harm due to events such as collisions with objects in the real world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Yamamoto, Kenta Kawamoto, Takayasu Kon
  • Patent number: 10102661
    Abstract: A method for managing a multi-user animation platform is disclosed. A three-dimensional space within a computer memory is modeled. An avatar of a client is located within the three-dimensional space, the avatar being graphically represented by a three-dimensional figure within the three-dimensional space. The avatar is responsive to client input commands, and the three-dimensional figure includes a graphical representation of client activity. The client input commands are monitored to determine client activity. The graphical representation of client activity is then altered according to an inactivity scheme when client input commands are not detected. Following a predetermined period of client inactivity, the inactivity scheme varies non-repetitively with time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Brian Mark Shuster
  • Patent number: 10095266
    Abstract: A system includes a first device configured to cause a virtual reality image to be output by a display. The system also includes a second device communicatively coupled with the first device. The second device is configured to detect a user input associated with an action capable of being displayed in the virtual reality image. The second device is also configured to cause the first device to cause an object to be displayed in the virtual reality image based on the user input. The object at least partially includes a graphic representative of one or more of the second device, a user movement with respect to the second device, or the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Atsushi Inomata
  • Patent number: 10096081
    Abstract: An adaptive list stores previously received hardware state information that has been used to configure a graphics processing core. One or more filters are configured to filter packets from a packet stream directed to the graphics processing core. The packets are filtered based on a comparison of hardware state information included in the packet and hardware state information stored in the adaptive list. The adaptive list is modified in response to filtering the first packet. The filters can include a hardware filter and a software filter that selectively filters the packets based on whether the graphics processing core is limiting throughput. The adaptive list can be implemented as content-addressable memory (CAM), a cache, or a linked list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Fuad Ashkar, Harry J. Wise, Rex Eldon McCrary, Angel E. Socarras
  • Patent number: 10096167
    Abstract: A wearable computing device includes a head-mounted display (HMD) that generates a virtual reality environment. Through the generation and tracking of positional data, a the virtual environment may be interrupted or paused. Upon pausing the environment, a user may access a number of ancillary menus and controls not otherwise available during normal operation of the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Justin Moravetz
  • Patent number: 10096166
    Abstract: Apparatus for selectively displaying an operational area comprising an internal and an external environment separated from another by at least one physical obstruction, the apparatus comprising a headset including a screen for placing over a user's eyes, the system further comprising a processor configured to generate a three-dimensional virtual environment, and an image capture device for capturing images of the internal environment, said processor being configured to blend image data representative thereof into said three dimensional virtual environment to create a mixed reality environment including a representation of said at least one physical obstruction, the processor configured to receive image data representative of said external environment and to remove at least a portion of said physical obstruction from said mixed reality environment displayed on said screen, and blend said image data of said external environment into said mixed reality environment wherein said physical obstruction appears to be
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Julian David Wright, Nicholas Giacomo Robert Colosimo, Christopher James Whiteford