Patents Examined by Thomas Lett
  • Patent number: 10255570
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a computer-implemented method and system for the assignment of roadside assistance service providers such as tow trucks to distressed vehicles/drivers requiring roadside assistance. The methods and systems may include a roadside assistance service provider system with a collection module, an assignment module, and a feedback module. The collection module collects roadside assistance service provider information and historical statistics from real-world information and stores the information in a database that may then be analyzed using particular rules and formulas. The assignment module assigns particular roadside assistance service providers to particular distressed vehicles/drivers based on one or more characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Brandmaier, Jason Balabas, Tao Chen, Christopher J. Lieggi, Robert A. Spinneweber
  • Patent number: 10210665
    Abstract: Input data consisting of sensory inputs received about a user, and a work of expression by a computing device. Detecting a work, and or capturing its content using input devices. Tracking user input as any one of movements, physiological signals or eye direction, or actions within their environment. Producing conceptual profiles as semantic values consisting of a characteristics and meaning of a works content. Aggregating at least one conceptual profile or user inputs and transforming them into new or modified content for a virtual environment. This modified content may reflect the work, and user actions may be synchronized with the work. Tracking user interactions with an environment modified through input data, may recursively produce content changes to the work, for example changing the words in a book or updating the story, as displayed on a connected electronic book or mobile device used for reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen Constantinides
  • Patent number: 10186009
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for controlling a display of an electronic device and a device thereof to adjust a load of the electronic device by adjusting a resolution of the display. An operation method of the electronic device comprises: detecting, by a load detector, an amount of load on the electronic device; analyzing, by a monitoring unit, the detected amount of load and generating a graphic control signal; changing, by a graphic processing unit, a resolution of the electronic device; and displaying, by a display, data reflecting the changed resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Ho Kang, Mooyoung Kim, Sangwon Chae, Seungjae Han
  • Patent number: 10182310
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for timing message notifications to be provided to mobile device users based on theft respective geographic locations with respect to a targeted content area. The timing of message notifications may be controlled in order to optimize the chances of delivering targeted content to a mobile device user based on the current geographic location of the user's device relative to a targeted content area. As the particular client application may not be actively executing at a time when the user's device happen to be located within a targeted content area, a general message notification sent to the user's device, which may be displayed at any time, may increase the likelihood that the user will launch the client application when it is not already executing at the device and thereby, allow targeted content to be delivered to the user's mobile device at the appropriate time and location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventor: Bryce Barrand
  • Patent number: 10162308
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for real-time holographic augmented reality image processing. The processing includes the steps of receiving, at a computer device and from an image capturing component, real-time image data; extracting one or more objects or a scene from the real-time image data based on results from real-time adaptive learning and one or more object/scene extraction parameters; extracting one or more human objects from the real-time image data based on results from real-time adaptive human learning and one or more human extraction parameters, receiving augmented reality (AR) input data; and creating holographic AR image data by projecting, for each image, the extracted object or scene, the extracted human object, and the AR input data using a multi-layered mechanism based on projection parameters. The real-time adaptive learning comprises object learning, object recognition, object segmentation, scene learning, scene recognition, scene segmentation, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Eliza Y. Du
  • Patent number: 10163421
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an automatic parameter adjustment system and an automatic parameter adjustment method for a display device, and the display device. The automatic parameter adjustment system includes a body state detector configured to detect a body state parameter of a user, and a controller configured to acquire the body state parameter and adjust a parameter of the display device in accordance with the body state parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Xinan Wang, Zhenfu Ma
  • Patent number: 10152636
    Abstract: A computer system, method, and computer readable product are provided for setting a personal status using augmented reality. In various embodiments, an augmented-reality computing device captures an image of a physical scene, which includes a person. The computing device then identifies the person, and accesses a personal status for that person. The computing device generates and displays an augmented reality image that displays the personal status in proximity to the person in the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Greenberger, Zachary M. Greenberger, Jeffrey A. Kusnitz
  • Patent number: 10152815
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide systems and methods for emphasis modification of an informational overlay in augmented reality displays. In an example method, an informational overlay is presented atop a scene on a display device. The informational overlay includes at least one of a graphical element or a textual element to partially obscure the scene. Scene change data indicating a change in the scene is accessed. Based on the scene change data, a visual emphasis on the display device of at least a portion of the informational overlay relative to the scene is modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventor: John Tinsman
  • Patent number: 10136345
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable and executable instructions are provided for testing a mobile application. Testing a mobile application can include simulating a cellular network condition for each of a plurality of locations utilizing a network simulation engine. Furthermore, testing a mobile application can include testing performance of the mobile application for each of the simulated cellular network conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Amichai Nitsan, Iris Sasson, Gal Tunik
  • Patent number: 10127706
    Abstract: Near-to-eye displays support a range of applications from helping users with low vision through augmenting a real world view to displaying virtual environments. The images displayed may contain text to be read by the user. It would be beneficial to provide users with text enhancements to improve its readability and legibility, as measured through improved reading speed and/or comprehension. Such enhancements can provide benefits to both visually impaired and non-visually impaired users where legibility may be reduced by external factors as well as by visual dysfunction(s) of the user. Methodologies and system enhancements that augment text to be viewed by an individual, whatever the source of the image, are provided in order to aid the individual in poor viewing conditions and/or to overcome physiological or psychological visual defects affecting the individual or to simply improve the quality of the reading experience for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eSight Corp.
    Inventors: Frank Jones, James Benson Bacque
  • Patent number: 10121286
    Abstract: A method for reproducing a 2D drawing from an annotated 3D computer-aided design (CAD) model includes receiving a 3D CAD model of a physical part or assembly, generating a 2D drawing of the physical part of assembly using the 3D CAD model, receiving a modification to the 2D drawing, storing the modification to the 2D drawing within the 3D CAD model to produce an annotated 3D CAD model, and reproducing the 2D drawing with the modification using the annotated 3D CAD model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Rahim Alsaffar, Ramanamurthy Pentakota, Rick Sturgeon
  • Patent number: 10115222
    Abstract: A graphics processing unit comprises a programmable execution unit executing graphics processing programs for execution threads to perform graphics processing operations, a local register memory comprising one or more registers, where registers of the register memory are assignable to store data associated with an individual execution thread that is being executed by the execution unit, and where the register(s) assigned to an individual execution thread are accessible only to that associated individual execution thread, and a further local memory that is operable to store data for use in common by plural execution threads, where the data stored in the further local memory is accessible to plural execution threads as they execute. The programmable execution unit is operable to selectively store output data for an execution thread in a register(s) of the local register memory assigned to the execution thread, and the further local memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Sean Tristram LeGuay Ellis, Thomas James Cooksey, Robert Martin Elliott
  • Patent number: 10115177
    Abstract: A method of variable rate compression of image data in an image pipeline of a graphics processing system, the method includes identifying, by a processor of the graphics processing system, a set of cTiles associated with the image data, each cTile including a plurality of pixels, for each cTile of the set of cTiles identifying, by the processor, a pivot pixel from among the plurality of pixels, identifying, by the processor, a compression type of the cTile by comparing, bit-by-bit , pixels within the cTile with the pivot pixel, and compressing, by the processor, the cTile based on the identified compression type, and generating, by the processor, a metadata entry associated with the set of cTiles, the metadata entry indicating the compression type of each one of the set of cTiles and defining a mapping between an uncompressed address space of the set of cTiles and a compressed address space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Abhinav Golas, Sangheon Lee, Vandit Mehra
  • Patent number: 10074218
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method of creating a 3D-part within a computer aided design (CAD) three-dimensional (3D)-assembly can include, in the CAD 3D-assembly, creating the 3D-part based on user input received in the 3D assembly. The method can further include automatically associating a history with the created 3D-part, the history based on the user input used to create the 3D-part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Gibson, Amit Mandloi, Hailong Li
  • Patent number: 10068385
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for generation of synthetic 3-dimensional object image variations for training of recognition systems. An example system may include an image synthesizing circuit configured to synthesize a 3D image of the object (including color and depth image pairs) based on a 3D model. The system may also include a background scene generator circuit configured to generate a background for each of the rendered image variations. The system may further include an image pose adjustment circuit configured to adjust the orientation and translation of the object for each of the variations. The system may further include an illumination and visual effect adjustment circuit configured to adjust illumination of the object and the background for each of the variations, and to further adjust visual effects of the object and the background for each of the variations based on application of simulated camera parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Bleiweiss, Chen Paz, Ofir Levy, Itamar Ben-Ari, Yaron Yanai
  • Patent number: 10043260
    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: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-sung Chung, Sun-hwa Kim, Jae-young Lee, Gi-ppeum Choi, Sun Choi
  • Patent number: 10043305
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosed apparatuses, methods and systems provide elimination of distortion induced by an optical system that reflects light from an image source. An inverse mapping of the distortion is created for the optical system. The display system applies the inverse mapping to an image prior to display to introduce a distortion to the displayed image that is the inverse of the distortion introduced by the optical system. As a result, the distortion in the displayed image is canceled by the distortion of the optical element providing the user with an image that is substantially distortion free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Meta Company
    Inventors: Raymond Chun Hing Lo, Joshua Hernandez, Valmiki Rampersad, Agis Mesolongitis, Ali Shahdi
  • Patent number: 10043489
    Abstract: Virtual surface techniques are described. These techniques support the use of initialization and batching of updates, use of updates and lookaside lists, use of gutters, blending and BLT operations, use of surface optimization techniques such as push down as well as enumeration and clumping, mesh usage, and use of occlusion management techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Reiner Fink, Leonardo E. Blanco, Cenk Ergan, Joshua Warren Priestley, Silvana Patricia Moncayo
  • Patent number: 10039155
    Abstract: A base station system includes a base station device (1), a wireless transmission device (2) and a data transfer device (3), each of which can be installed outdoors. Enclosures (12, 22 and 32) of the devices (1-3) each provide a degree of protection from water and dust ingress necessary for being installed outdoors. The enclosure (12) of the base station device (1) accommodates electronic equipment (11) functioning as a base station. The enclosure (22) of the wireless transmission device (2) accommodates electronic equipment (21) functioning as a radio station to perform wireless transmission with the other device for connecting the base station device (1) to a mobile backhaul network. The enclosure (32) of the data transfer device (3) accommodates electronic equipment (31) functioning as a router or a switch to transfer data packets or data flames between the base station device (1) and the wireless transmission device (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Genichiro Sekine, Ichiro Kaneko, Katsumi Tanoue
  • Patent number: 10032299
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for displaying an image on a portable image device are provided. The method includes receiving a first input indicative of an input associated with an application, generating a first image object in a buffer of the portable image device, storing the first image object in a memory of the portable image device, generating a first image using the first image object stored in the memory of the portable image device, and displaying the first image on an image display device of the portable image device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yajie Sun, Tom Flynn, Ciaran Rochford, Jon Shemitz, Bing Xu, Nitin Bajaj