Patents Examined by Sarah Lhymn
  • Patent number: 11994676
    Abstract: Techniques for resolving hemisphere ambiguity are disclosed. One or more magnetic fields are emitted at a handheld controller. The one or more magnetic fields are detected by one or more sensors positioned relative to a headset. Movement data corresponding to the handheld controller or the headset is detected. During a first time interval, a first position and a first orientation of the handheld controller within a first hemisphere are determined based on the detected one or more magnetic fields, and a first discrepancy is calculated based on the first position, the first orientation, and the movement data. During a second time interval, a second position and a second orientation of the handheld controller within a second hemisphere are determined based on the detected one or more magnetic fields, and a second discrepancy is calculated based on the second position, the second orientation, and the movement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Joseph Degges, Jr., Sheng Wan, Andy Warner, Akash Gujarati
  • Patent number: 11978299
    Abstract: Provided is a computer-implemented method for authenticating an identification document. The method includes determining, with at least one processor, whether image data associated with the identification document has at least one predetermined indicia. In response to determining that the image data has the at least one predetermined indicia, the method includes determining whether the at least one predetermined indicia corresponds to at least one invalidation mark on the identification document, and, in response to determining that the at least one predetermined indicia corresponds to the at least one invalidation mark, determining, that the identification document is invalid. In response to determining that the identification document is invalid, the method includes preventing or causing the prevention of at least one action from being performed. A system and computer program product for authenticating identification documents are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Sunpreet Singh Arora, Kim R. Wagner
  • Patent number: 11972524
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to method and system for generating tightest revolve envelope for a Boundary representation (B-rep) Computer-Aided Design (CAD) model. The method includes receiving a 2-dimensional (2D) point cloud within an XY-plane corresponding to each of a plurality of faces of the B-rep CAD model within an XYZ-space. The method further includes, for each of the plurality of faces, determining a concave hull shape for the 2D point cloud through a concave hull algorithm. The method further includes combining the concave hull shape corresponding to each of the plurality of faces of the B-rep CAD model through at least one of a Boolean operation and a stitching operation to obtain a tightest revolve profile of the B-rep CAD model. The method further includes revolving the tightest revolve profile about X-axis of the XYZ-space to obtain a tightest revolve envelope corresponding to the B-rep CAD model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: Pankaj Gupta, Rajesh Chakravarty, Raunaq Pandya, Mohsin Mulla
  • Patent number: 11965743
    Abstract: A volumetric data structure models a particular volume representing the particular volume at a plurality of levels of detail. A first entry in the volumetric data structure includes a first set of bits representing voxels at a first level of detail, the first level of detail includes the lowest level of detail in the volumetric data structure, values of the first set of bits indicate whether a corresponding one of the voxels is at least partially occupied by respective geometry, where the volumetric data structure further includes a number of second entries representing voxels at a second level of detail higher than the first level of detail, the voxels at the second level of detail represent subvolumes of volumes represented by voxels at the first level of detail, and the number of second entries corresponds to a number of bits in the first set of bits with values indicating that a corresponding voxel volume is occupied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Movidius Limited
    Inventors: David Macdara Moloney, Jonathan David Byrne
  • Patent number: 11955100
    Abstract: An electronic device having a touch-screen display detects a first input on the display while displaying a first user interface on the display. In response to detecting the first input on the display, the device enters a flashlight mode. Entering the flashlight mode includes replacing the first user interface with a first flashlight user interface. The first flashlight user interface has a first total lumen output and a first luminance that is substantially uniform over the display. The device determines whether brightness change criteria are met, and in accordance with a determination that the brightness change criteria are met, displays a second flashlight user interface having a second total lumen output greater than the first total lumen output and a second luminance that is substantially uniform over the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Triverio, Gary Ian Butcher, Kevin Will Chen, Matthew J. Sundstrom, Christopher Patrick Foss
  • Patent number: 11941075
    Abstract: A method for producing network sites, in particular websites, offers real immersion in the sites (in the manner of video games) with intuitive and fluid navigation that does not require a means for directing the avatar, allows selective referencing by a search engine of objects contained on the site, as well as providing improved access security. A simple mechanical control means (arrow keys on a keyboard, mouse without click buttons, joystick formed by a handle on a base with push buttons) or virtual control means (arrow-based computer representation, system for the detection of a movement of the hand, eye, etc., accelerometer remote control, etc.) can be used to direct the avatar. The method allows the movements of the avatar to be interpreted, such as a simple walk through the site or a command to navigate to another space on the site (same URL) or to another site (different URL).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: NEW3S
    Inventor: Herve Heully
  • Patent number: 11935199
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a two-dimensional image of a scene captured by a camera, recognizing one or more objects in the scene depicted in the two-dimensional image, and determining whether the one or more recognized objects have known real-world dimensions. The computer-implemented method further includes determining a depth of at least one recognized object having known real-world dimensions from the camera, and overlaying three-dimensional (3-D) augmented reality content over a display the 2-D image of the scene considering the depth of the at least one recognized object from the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alexander James Faaborg, Shengzhi Wu
  • Patent number: 11928838
    Abstract: A calibration platform may obtain measurements for aligning a real-world coordinate system and a display coordinate system. For example, the calibration platform may display, via an optical see-through head-mounted display (OST-HMD), a three-dimensional virtual object and receive, from a positional tracking device, information that relates to a current pose of a three-dimensional real-world object to be aligned with the three-dimensional virtual object. The calibration platform may record a three-dimensional position of a plurality of points on the three-dimensional real-world object based on the current pose of the three-dimensional real-world object, based on an indication that the plurality of points on the three-dimensional real-world object respectively corresponds with a plurality of points on the three-dimensional virtual object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Ehsan Azimi, Long Qian, Peter Kazanzides, Nassir Navab
  • Patent number: 11915408
    Abstract: A smart, human-centered technique that uses artificial intelligence and mixed reality to accelerate essential tasks of the inspectors such as defect measurement, condition assessment and data processing. For example, a bridge inspector can analyze some remote cracks located on a concrete pier, estimate their dimensional properties and perform condition assessment in real-time. The inspector can intervene in any step of the analysis/assessment and correct the operations of the artificial intelligence. Thereby, the inspector and the artificial intelligence will collaborate/communicate for improved visual inspection. This collective intelligence framework can be integrated in a mixed reality supported see-through headset or a hand-held device with the availability of sufficient hardware and sensors. Consequently, the methods reduce the inspection time and associated labor costs while ensuring reliable and objective infrastructure evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Enes Karaaslan, Fikret Necati Catbas, Ulas Bagci
  • Patent number: 11900519
    Abstract: Systems and methods for image processing are described. Embodiments of the present disclosure encode features of a source image to obtain a source appearance encoding that represents inherent attributes of a face in the source image; encode features of a target image to obtain a target non-appearance encoding that represents contextual attributes of the target image; combine the source appearance encoding and the target non-appearance encoding to obtain combined image features; and generate a modified target image based on the combined image features, wherein the modified target image includes the inherent attributes of the face in the source image together with the contextual attributes of the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Duarte, Wei-An Lin, Ratheesh Kalarot, Shabnam Ghadar, Jingwan Lu, Elya Shechtman, John Thomas Nack
  • Patent number: 11893705
    Abstract: Moving images of a space, which includes objects 34 and 35 of a display target, as viewed from reference points are created in advance as reference images, and they are combined in response to actual positions of the points of view to draw a moving image. When the object 35 is displaced as indicated by an arrow mark in the space, reference points of view 30a to 30e are fixed as depicted in (a). Alternatively, the reference points of view are displaced in response to the displacement like reference points of view 36a to 36e in (b). Then, the moving images from the reference points of view are generated as the reference images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Yuki Karasawa
  • Patent number: 11893724
    Abstract: A smart, human-centered technique that uses artificial intelligence and mixed reality to accelerate essential tasks of the inspectors such as defect measurement, condition assessment and data processing. For example, a bridge inspector can analyze some remote cracks located on a concrete pier, estimate their dimensional properties and perform condition assessment in real-time. The inspector can intervene in any step of the analysis/assessment and correct the operations of the artificial intelligence. Thereby, the inspector and the artificial intelligence will collaborate/communicate for improved visual inspection. This collective intelligence framework can be integrated in a mixed reality supported see-through headset or a hand-held device with the availability of sufficient hardware and sensors. Consequently, the methods reduce the inspection time and associated labor costs while ensuring reliable and objective infrastructure evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Enes Karaaslan, Fikret Necati Catbas, Ulas Bagci
  • Patent number: 11893140
    Abstract: A system for evaluating manufacturing feasibility of a graphical design is disclosed. The system includes a secret owner device and a memory, operatively connected to the secret owner device. The memory may be configured to store a three-dimensional form including a three-dimensional shape and a dimension set in three dimensions and at least a local geometric feature. The apparatus may also include a merge engine configured to generate at least a combined three-dimensional graphical design as a function of the three-dimensional graphical design and the at least a contributor graphical design. The apparatus also includes an interrogation engine communicatively connected to the merge engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: James L. Jacobs, II
  • Patent number: 11875491
    Abstract: An image processing system comprising: a computer readable medium and at least one processor configured to provide a machine learning architecture for image processing. In particular, keyframes are selected for modification by a visual artist, and the modifications are used for training the machine learning architecture. The modifications are then automatically propagated to remaining frames requiring modification through interpolation or extrapolation through processing remaining frames through the trained machine learning architecture. The generated modified frames or frame portions can then be inserted into an original video to generate a modified video where the modifications have been propagated. Example usages include automatic computational approaches for aging/de-aging and addition/removal of tattoos or other visual effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: MONSTERS ALIENS ROBOTS ZOMBIES INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Davies, Ali Mahdavi-Amiri, Matthew Panousis, Jonathan Bronfman, Lon Molnar, Paul Birulin, Debjoy Chowdhury, Ishrat Badami, Anton Skourides
  • Patent number: 11869157
    Abstract: Example systems and methods for virtual visualization of a three-dimensional (3D) model of an object in a two-dimensional (2D) environment. The method may include projecting a ray from a user device to a ground plane and determining an angle at which the projected ray touches the ground plane. The method further helps determine a level for the ground plane for positioning the 3D model of the object in the 2D environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: West Texas Technology Partners, LLC
    Inventor: Milos Jovanovic
  • Patent number: 11869155
    Abstract: The current document is directed to methods and systems that provide an automated augmented-reality facility for determining whether or not personal items and luggage meet airline requirements. In one implementation, a semi-transparent three-dimensional image generated from a model of a personal item or luggage item of the maximum dimensions allowed by an airline is displayed to a user, on a user device that includes a camera, within an electronic image of the real scene encompassed by the field of view of the camera. The user can then position a real personal item or luggage item at a point in space corresponding to the apparent position of the virtual image of the model and compare the dimensions of the real personal item or luggage item to the dimensions of the semi-transparent model volume in order to determine whether or not the real personal item or luggage item meets airline size requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: APP IN THE AIR, INC.
    Inventors: Bayram Annakov, Sergey Pronin
  • Patent number: 11861775
    Abstract: A picture rendering method includes obtaining first picture data of a current frame; comparing the first picture data with currently recorded second picture data of a previous frame to determine a first part in the first picture data that does not change with respect to the second picture data and a second part in the first picture data that changes with respect to the second picture data; and rendering the second part in the current frame, including reusing a rendering result of the first part in the previous frame to obtain and display a rendering result of the current frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huanhuan Zhu, Wei Tan, Sanshan Gao
  • Patent number: 11853639
    Abstract: A computing device and method are provided for transmitting a relevant subset of map data, called a neighborhood, to enable mutual spatial understanding by multiple display devices around a target virtual location to display a shared hologram in the same exact location in the physical environment at the same moment in time. The computing device may comprise a processor, a memory operatively coupled to the processor, and an anchor transfer program stored in the memory and executed by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ethan Eade, Jeroen Vanturennout, Jonathan Lyons, David Fields, Gavin Dean Lazarow, Tushar Cyril Bhatnagar
  • Patent number: 11835737
    Abstract: An example of an image display system includes a goggles apparatus and is capable of setting an angle of view of a virtual camera disposed in a virtual space to a first angle of view or a second angle of view smaller than the first angle of view. If the angle of view of the virtual camera is set to the first angle of view, the image display system sets a parallax between an image for a left eye and an image for a right eye to a first parallax. If the angle of view of the virtual camera is set to the second angle of view, the image display system sets the parallax between the image for a left eye and the image for a right eye to a second parallax smaller than the first parallax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Iwata, Ryuhei Matsuura
  • Patent number: 11830460
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to be head-worn by a user, includes: a transparent screen configured to allow the user to see therethrough; a sensor system configured to sense a characteristic of a physical object in an environment in which the user is located; and a processing unit coupled to the sensor system, the processing unit configured to: cause the screen to display a user-controllable object, and cause the screen to display an image of a feature that is resulted from a virtual interaction between the user-controllable object and the physical object, so that the feature will appear to be a part of the physical object in the environment or appear to be emanating from the physical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: David Charles Lundmark, Gregory Michael Broadmore