Patents Examined by Thomas J. Lett
  • Patent number: 11188283
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires information on waiting for receiving a specific service; and a display control unit that displays an image of a virtual person, based on the information on waiting, in a case where a real place or apparatus managed in association with the specific service is recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Miyashita
  • Patent number: 11145047
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for synthesizing an image and an electronic apparatus using the method are provided. The electronic apparatus includes a memory that stores pictures, a transceiver that communicates with an external server, a display that detects a user interaction, and a processor that reads pictures from the memory. The processor first selects pictures based on a weighted value, determines first attribute information and second attribute information from the first selected pictures, stores the first attribute information and the second attribute information in a database form, second selects at least one picture from among the first selected pictures based on the first attribute information, the second attribute information and user context information, controls the transceiver to receive a product image corresponding to the second selected picture from the external server, and creates a composite image by synthesizing the second selected picture and the product image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-sung Chung, Sun-hwa Kim, Jae-young Lee, Gi-ppeum Choi, Sun Choi
  • Patent number: 11138803
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, scanning, by an augmented reality system, a local environment which includes an object. The scanning includes identifying one or more characteristics of the object such as its size or shape. The subject disclosure may further include providing, to a display device of a local user in the local environment, local image information of the object from a viewing perspective of the local user and providing, to a display device of a remote user in a remote environment, remote image information of the object from a viewing perspective of the remote user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mohammed Abdel-Wahab, Lee Begeja, Eric Zavesky, Tan Xu
  • Patent number: 11132850
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for augmented reality-based vehicle diagnostics are provided. The method receives vehicle metadata describing a vehicle. The vehicle metadata includes a problem context. The method retrieves vehicle reference data based on the vehicle metadata. A candidate problem is generated for the problem context based on the vehicle metadata and the vehicle reference data. The method generates a set of candidate solutions for the candidate problem. The set of candidate solutions address the problem context. The method generates a set of visualizations for the set of solutions based on the vehicle metadata and the candidate problem. The method presents a visualization of the set of visualizations as an augmented reality user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fabio Minoru Tanada, Edson Gomes Pereira, Patricia Pereira Fantini de Melo, Fatima Teixeira Pombo Barile, Maria Do Carmo Miranda Barbosa
  • Patent number: 11132825
    Abstract: Introduced here are computer programs and associated computer-implemented techniques for adding animations to existing digital and analog art that was not originally created with animation in mind. The technologies described herein enable the content located beneath animated elements to be generated such that the artistic style of the underlying art remains intact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Liquid Canvas LLC
    Inventor: Mitchell Braff
  • Patent number: 11127221
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are related to systems and methods for providing artificial reality. In one aspect, a console receives feedback information indicative of a first completion time from a head wearable display (HWD). The HWD may complete generating a first image frame at the first completion time. The HWD may display the first image frame. In one aspect, the console compares a display time, at which the first image frame is displayed by the HWD, and the first completion time. In one aspect, the console adjusts, according to the comparison, image processing, to adjust a second completion time, at which the console completes generating a second image frame. In one aspect, the console generates, via the adjusted image processing, the second image frame to provide to the HWD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Behnam Bastani, James Randal Hughes, Reza Nourai
  • Patent number: 11127199
    Abstract: A scene model constructing method includes the following steps. According to multiple position parameters in multiple scene materials, classifying the scene materials into multiple position groups. According to scene similarities between the scene materials, classifying the scene materials into multiple first similar image sub-groups and multiple second similar image sub-groups. Establishing a first similar image sub-model and a second similar image sub-model respectively according to the first similar image sub-group and the second similar image sub-group. Combining a first similar image sub-model to a first position model, and combining a second similar image sub-model to a second position model. Finally, combining the first position model and the second position model to a scene model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kuan-Wen Chen, Chia-Min Li, Yu-Ta Chen, Yi-Ting Huang
  • Patent number: 11120635
    Abstract: Provided herein are method, apparatus, and computer program products for generating a first and second three dimensional interactive environment. The first three dimensional interactive environment may contain one or more engageable virtual interfaces that correspond to one or more items. Upon engagement with a virtual interface the second three dimensional interactive environment is produced to virtual simulation related to the one or more items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Werner
  • Patent number: 11119334
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to efficiently viewing data items in a three-dimensional (3D) space. The 3D space includes a curved surface that is concave with respect to a user-controlled viewpoint in the 3D space. The viewpoint is for controlling the direction and location of a rendered view of the 3D space. The data items have respective values associated therewith. The data items are arranged on the surface according to their values so that a user's ease of viewing the data items varies with their values; data items with some values may be arranged to be easier to view by manipulating the view direction than others (e.g., those with lower values). Ease of viewing can stem from how the surface is oriented relative to the viewpoint, the orientation of the curvature of the surface, the orientation of a controlling reference orientation, alignment of the data items on the surface, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Youngstrom, John P. Falcone, Craig Hoffman, Hein Thu Htat, Scott Borton, Ram Bracha, Felix GTI Andrew
  • Patent number: 11120586
    Abstract: A linear asset processing and managing system and method may include receiving a plurality of metrics associated with a linear asset segment from an asset management system over a network, in response to a request by the computing system to the asset management system, calculating an intermediate point on the geospatial context using a geometric analytic tool that analyzes the plurality of metrics received from the asset management system, determining a geospatial length of the linear asset segment, using the intermediate point and at least one metric of the plurality of metrics, and displaying the linear asset segment of the linear asset on the geospatial context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tiago Bertoni Scarton, Thiago Bianchi, Joao Souto Maior
  • Patent number: 11113889
    Abstract: An adjustable frame assembly for augmented reality eyewear. The frame assembly includes a face portion for supporting at least one waveguide that creates an eye box, a support rest for supporting the face portion on a user, and a coupling for adjusting the position of the face portion relative to the support rest. This enables movement of the waveguide eye box relative to the support rest to position the eye box in front of the wearer's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Julio Cesar Castañeda, Samuel Bryson Thompson
  • Patent number: 11113891
    Abstract: Particular embodiments are directed to a passthrough feature. A computing system may display a virtual-reality scene on a device worn by a user. The system may receive a request to display a visual representation of at least a portion of a physical environment surrounding the user. The system may access data associated with the physical environment captured by camera(s) of the device. The system may generate, based the data, depth measurements of one or more objects in the physical environment. The system may generate, based on the depth measurements, one or more models of the one or more objects in the physical environment. The system may render an image based on a viewpoint of the user and the one or more models and, based on the image, generate the visual representation requested by the user. The visual representation may then be displayed with the virtual-reality scene to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gioacchino Noris, Jeng-Weei Lin
  • Patent number: 11107241
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium embodies instructions that cause one or more processors to perform a method. The method includes selecting a 3D model corresponding to an object. The method further includes generating domain-adapted images of the 3D model, the domain-adapted images representing the 3D model at corresponding poses. The method further includes acquiring 2D projections of 3D points on a 3D bounding box defined around the 3D model at the corresponding poses. The method further includes training an algorithm model to learn correspondences between the generated images and the corresponding 2D projections. The method further includes storing, in a memory, parameters representing the algorithm model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dibyendu Mukherjee, Bowen Chen, Juhan Bae
  • Patent number: 11099644
    Abstract: An input system and an electronic apparatus with novel structures are provided. An electronic apparatus whose setting can be changed even when both hands are full is provided. An input system and an electronic apparatus including an imaging device having a function of taking an image of eyes and a detection device having a function of detecting a change of the shape of the eyes from data obtained by the imaging device are provided. Settings are changed in accordance with the change of the shape of the eyes. The settings are changed by a different method from a manual method and the change of the settings can be reflected in display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Miyaguchi
  • Patent number: 11094107
    Abstract: A behavior history data acquisition unit 304 acquires behavior history data on a plurality of users wearing head mounted displays on heads thereof and experiencing a same three-dimensional content space. A line-of-sight direction acquisition unit 312 acquires line-of-sight directions of the plurality of users in the three-dimensional content space, from the behavior history data on the plurality of users. A screen generation unit 316 generates, on a basis of the acquired line-of-sight directions of the plurality of users, an image concerning line of sights of the plurality of users in a three-dimensional virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Hisayuki Kunigita, Masakazu Hayashi, Kotaro Tajima, Robert Christopher Starkey
  • Patent number: 11094108
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rendering three-dimensional (3D) scenes having improved visual characteristics from a pair of 2D images having different viewpoints. The 3D scene is created by obtaining a first two-dimensional (2D) image of a scene object from a first viewpoint, obtaining a second 2D image of the scene object from a second viewpoint that is different than the first viewpoint, creating a depth map from the first and second 2D images, creating a 3D scene from the depth map and the first and second 2D images, detecting regions of the initial 3D scene with incomplete image information, reconstructing the detected regions of the 3D scene, determining replacement information and modify the reconstructed regions, and rendering the 3D scene with the modified reconstructed regions from a plurality of viewpoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nir Daube, Zachi Karni
  • Patent number: 11094104
    Abstract: An information processing device has a computation unit for determining an optimal solution of an external force that minimizes a difference between a surface image of an elastic body captured from at least one direction, and a rendering image as observed from the direction which is generated from a three-dimensional model of the elastic body elastically deformed by an unobserved external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Megumi Nakao
  • Patent number: 11094091
    Abstract: A method (400) of rendering virtual objects is disclosed. The method (400) comprises: detecting (402) light (122) emitted by a lighting device (120), which light (122) comprises an embedded code representative of a property of the lighting device (120), obtaining (404) a virtual object, determining (406) an appearance and/or a behavior of the virtual object based on the property of the lighting device (120), and rendering (408) the virtual object on an image rendering device (104) according to the determined appearance and/or behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Valentinus René Engelen, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Jérôme Eduard Maes, Bartel Marinus van de Sluis
  • Patent number: 11087431
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for graphics processing. Aspects of the present disclosure can determine a state for each graphics state group of a plurality of graphics state groups. Further, aspects of the present disclosure can determine whether at least one graphics state group of the plurality of graphics state groups includes a changed state. Additionally, aspects of the present disclosure can communicate state information for the at least one graphics state group when the at least one graphics state group includes a changed state. In some aspects, the state information includes information regarding the state of the at least one graphics state group. Aspects of the present disclosure can also configure a draw state for the plurality of graphics state groups, where the draw state includes state information for each of the graphics state groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srihari Babu Alla, Jonnala Gadda Nagendra Kumar, Avinash Seetharamaiah
  • Patent number: 11069152
    Abstract: Provided is a face pose correction apparatus for correcting a face pose, using a person-specific frontal model specialized for input three-dimensional (3D) facial data. The face pose correction apparatus may comprise: a generation unit for generating corrected first facial data by performing a 3D rigid transformation of input 3D facial data on the basis of a pre-stored 3D standard facial model; and a correction unit for generating a first subject-specialized frontal model which is a bilateral symmetry model of the first facial data, and correcting the first facial data by performing the 3D rigid transformation of the first facial data on the basis of the generated first subject-specialized frontal model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE
    Inventors: Jun Su Jang, Jun Hyeong Do