Patents Examined by Todd Buttram
  • Patent number: 11954146
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a data analysis in the form of a customized geographic visualization on a graphical user interface (GUI) on a remote client computing device using only a web browser on the remote client device. The system receives a user's selected data analysis to be performed by the system for display on the remote client device. The system verifies the data access permissions of the user to render a data analysis solution customized to that particular user, and automatically prevents that user from gaining access to data analysis solutions to which that user is prohibited. The system is configured to respond to the user's data analysis request, perform the necessary computations on the server side on the fly, and send a dataset interpretable by the client device's web browser for display on the client device or on a device associated with the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
    Inventors: Teresa Nguyen Clark, Michael Steven Weinberg, Carlos Ricardo Villarreal, Nathania Hau, Jelani Akil McLean, Abigail Berube, Trent Tyrone Haywood
  • Patent number: 11942059
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an openable display mechanism that displays a first screen in a first display region in a closed state and displays a second screen in a second display region having a larger area than the first display region in an open state, and a processor configured to execute a display process of lowering a visibility of the second screen when the display mechanism in the closed state changes to the open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Takayoshi Saita
  • Patent number: 11930856
    Abstract: A method, system, device, and/or non-transitory computer readable medium for performing age verification, the device including a memory having stored thereon computer readable instructions, and processing circuitry configured to execute the computer readable instructions to cause the device to, receive identity verification information from an adult vaper, determine a personal profile corresponding to the adult vaper based on the identity verification information, and enable operation of an electronic vaping device based on the received identity verification information and the personal profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Srinivasan Janardhan, Gerd Kobal, Yezdi B. Pithawalla, Timo Engelke, Ulrich Bockholt
  • Patent number: 11935445
    Abstract: An electronic device including a flexible display that is rollable or slidable and a method for operating the electronic device are provided. A first screen of a first function is displayed in a first area of a flexible display exposed to the outside. When a rolling movement or a sliding movement of the flexible display is identified, device state information including information indicating a power level of a battery of the electronic device is acquired. A first screen redrawing method is determined from among multiple screen redrawing methods by using the device state information. During the rolling movement or the sliding movement, a second screen corresponding to the first screen is displayed in a second area exposed to the outside by the rolling movement or the sliding movement of the flexible display, according to the first screen redrawing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Byungwoo Min, Bokyou Ko, Jihea Park
  • Patent number: 11922582
    Abstract: Generating a location-specific three-dimensional model in response to a location query can provide users with a better understanding of a location through providing better interactivity, better perspective, and better understanding of dimensionality. Generation of the models can be enabled by leveraging a three-dimensional asset database and segmentation methods. The location-specific models can provide further utility by further including situation specific simulated effects, such as simulated weather or traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ignacio Garcia Dorado, Charles Goran, Jordi Serrano Berbel, Luke Barrington, Bilawal Singh Sidhu, Thomas Windheuser, Thomas Robert Escobar, Jan Stria
  • Patent number: 11915378
    Abstract: A method, system and computer readable storage media for proposing and visualizing orthodontic treatments. A patient may use a mobile device such as a smart phone to quickly and inexpensively visualize an orthodontic treatment for misaligned teeth and overlay it on a 3D model of the face and jaw, with a depth sensor being used to detect depth information. The orthodontic treatment may also be visualized in an augmented manner for a clinician. 3D data of the orthodontic treatment may be used for further analysis or fabrication of a treatment appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA INC.
    Inventors: André Koza, Ronny Kucharczyk
  • Patent number: 11908042
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus according to the disclosure may include a memory configured to store instructions, and a processor configured to execute the instructions to control a display to display an image captured via a camera, and a first guideline, recognize an object in the image based on the first guideline, render a virtual object to replace the object, generate an augmented reality image including the virtual object that is located in an area where the object is located in the image; and control the display to display the augmented reality image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eunbi Cho, Jiin Kim, Jaeyun Jeong, Seunga Lee, Gipyo Kim, Seokyeol Kim, Songhyeon Kim, Seokwoo Song
  • Patent number: 11900649
    Abstract: Methods, systems, articles of manufacture and apparatus to generate digital scenes are disclosed. An example apparatus to generate labelled models includes a map builder to generate a three-dimensional (3D) model of an input image, a grouping classifier to identify a first zone of the 3D model corresponding to a first type of grouping classification, a human model builder to generate a quantity of placeholder human models corresponding to the first zone, a coordinate engine to assign the quantity of placeholder human models to respective coordinate locations of the first zone, the respective coordinate locations assigned based on the first type of grouping classification, a model characteristics modifier to assign characteristics associated with an aspect type to respective ones of the quantity of placeholder human models, and an annotation manager to associate the assigned characteristics as label data for respective ones of the quantity of placeholder human models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Movidius Limited
    Inventors: Kevin Lee, Anton Shmatov, Jonathan Byrne, David Moloney
  • Patent number: 11887387
    Abstract: A mesh structure facility detection device detects data corresponding to a mesh structure facility from three-dimensional structure data representing a space including an outer shape of an object, and projects the three-dimensional structure data in a predetermined direction to obtain two-dimensional structure data; and detects a point included in a region in which the two-dimensional structure data has a density of more than or equal to a predetermined threshold value as a point corresponding to the mesh structure facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yao, Hitoshi Niigaki, Kana Kurata, Shingo Ando, Atsushi Sagata
  • Patent number: 11875426
    Abstract: A graph sampling and random walk acceleration method and system based on GPU. The graph data is read from the storage medium through the CPU and converted into CSR format and then output to the GPU. The GPU works based on the defined working mode: Real-time generation of alias table and sampling; or offline judgment whether there is a pre-generated alias table and sampling, which executes the alias method efficiently and in parallel, and can significantly improve the performance of graph data processing on the same hardware platform, including improving the sampling throughput and reducing the overall running time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chao Li, Pengyu Wang, Jing Wang, Haojin Zhu, Minyi Guo
  • Patent number: 11875450
    Abstract: A system on a chip (SoC) includes a digital signal processor (DSP) and a graphics processing unit (GPU) coupled to the DSP. The DSP is configured to receive a stream of received depth measurements and generate a virtual bowl surface based on the stream of received depth measurements. The DSP is also configured to generate a bowl to physical camera mapping based on the virtual bowl surface. The GPU is configured to receive a first texture and receive a second texture. The GPU is also configured to perform physical camera to virtual camera transformation on the first texture and on the second texture, based on the bowl to physical camera mapping, to generate an output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Shashank Dabral, Vikram Appia, Hemant Hariyani, Lucas Weaver
  • Patent number: 11875561
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for electric grid asset detection are enclosed. An electric grid asset detection method includes: obtaining overhead imagery of a geographic region that includes electric grid wires; identifying the electric grid wires within the overhead imagery; and generating a polyline graph of the identified electric grid wires. The method includes replacing curves in polylines within the polyline graph with a series of fixed lines and endpoints; identifying, based on characteristics of the fixed lines and endpoints, a location of a utility pole that supports the electric grid wires; detecting an electric grid asset from street level imagery at the location of the utility pole; and generating a representation of the electric grid asset for use in a model of the electric grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Ananya Gupta, Phillip Ellsworth Stahlfeld, Bangyan Chu
  • Patent number: 11869168
    Abstract: A method for optimizing a display image based on display content is provided. The method is applicable to a display control chip, and includes following operations: receiving a video signal configured to transmit an image of a frame; with respect to multiple different sub-areas in an area of the image, calculating a pixel number distribution of each sub-area along multiple characteristic values; determining, according to the pixel number distribution, whether the sub-area comprises a corresponding first target pattern of multiple first target patterns; if the multiple sub-areas comprise the multiple first target patterns, respectively, performing a first preset image processing to the image to generate a processed image; if the multiple sub-areas are free from comprising the multiple first target patterns, respectively, omitting the first preset image processing to the image; and generating a display signal according to the processed image or the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Yuh-Wey Lin, Jui-Te Wei
  • Patent number: 11861772
    Abstract: In implementations of systems for generating images for virtual try-on and pose transfer, a computing device implements a generator system to receive input data describing a first digital image that depicts a person in a pose and a second digital image that depicts a garment. Candidate appearance flow maps are computed that warp the garment based on the pose at different pixel-block sizes using a first machine learning model. The generator system generates a warped garment image by combining the candidate appearance flow maps as an aggregate per-pixel displacement map using a convolutional gated recurrent network. A conditional segment mask is predicted that segments portions of a geometry of the person using a second machine learning model. The generator system outputs a digital image that depicts the person in the pose wearing the garment based on the warped garment image and the conditional segmentation mask using a third machine learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Ayush Chopra, Rishabh Jain, Mayur Hemani, Balaji Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 11846727
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for emulating echo signals in response to a LiDAR signal. The method includes updating a current position of a moving emulated target according to a 3D simulation scene at a current frame, the simulation scene including a dynamic model of the target; estimating a next position of the target at a next frame of the simulation scene by updating motion transforms for the dynamic model using motion keys; performing ray tracing by launching rays in parallel, assigning different pulse times to the rays to simulate timing of corresponding light pulses of the LiDAR signal, estimating positions of the target at the different pulse times using interpolation, and identifying intersections of the rays with the estimated positions of as positions of hits of the rays; transmitting emulated echo signals to the LiDAR sensor indicating the positions of the hits; and updating the simulation scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Li Qiu, Lee A. Barford, Zi-Quan Bai
  • Patent number: 11847552
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are related to a system and a method for providing an artificial reality. In one aspect, a system includes a shared physical memory and a first processor having access to the shared physical memory. In one aspect, the first processor performs, during a first time period, a first rendering process to generate a first image frame of a first view of an artificial reality. In one aspect, the first processor performs, during a second time period, a second rendering process to generate a second image frame of a second view of the artificial reality. In one aspect, the system includes a second processor including a neural network and having access to the shared physical memory. In one aspect, the second processor performs, during a third time period overlapping a portion of the second time period, an image enhancing process on the first image frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Behnam Bastani, Haomiao Jiang
  • Patent number: 11847716
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for the generation of augmented reality (AR) content that provides a shared AR experience involving multiple users. Shared AR experiences can improve the communication and collaboration between multiple simultaneous users. According to an embodiment, AR content is generated for a first user in a shared AR experience. The AR content includes at least one of a render of a model, a virtual representation of a second user in the shared AR experience, a virtual representation of a user interaction in the shared AR experience, and spatial audio content. Modifications to a shared AR experience are also provided. These modifications may be initiated based on instructions from one user and be reflected in the AR content generated for multiple users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: SHOPIFY INC.
    Inventors: Juho Mikko Haapoja, Byron Leonel Delgado, Stephan Leroux, Daniel Beauchamp
  • Patent number: 11842467
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a detection unit configured to detect an object region from an image, a first processing unit configured to perform first image processing on the object region, a second processing unit configured to perform second image processing on a region other than the object region, a first determination unit configured to determine, in the object region, a first referential region to undergo the first image processing and having a size approximating the object region; and a second determination unit configured to determine a second referential region having a size approximating the object region and different from the size of the first referential region, in order to determine the region to undergo the second image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takaaki Fukui
  • Patent number: 11841426
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) terrain reconstruction method for a scoured area around bridge pier foundation based on a mechanical scanned imaging sonar includes scanning an overall terrain of a scoured area around bridge pier foundation with a sonar from different azimuths to acquire n sonar images of a foundation scouring terrain; intercepting multiple analysis sections from each of acquired sonar images at a same distance; extracting key parameters of upper and lower edges on a terrain imaging strip in each of the analysis sections in the image, and transforming extracted parameters to a 3D space, a fan-shaped beam surface of the sonar being represented with a fan-shaped arc; recognizing a scour terrain profile in the analysis section; recognizing terrain profiles one by one, and respectively extracting spatially scattered 3D coordinate data; and performing interpolation and fitting on the spatially scattered data, thus implementing 3D reconstruction for the foundation scouring terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: FUZHOU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shaofei Jiang, Sheng Shen, Jianteng Chen, Zheng Cao, Mingxian Li
  • Patent number: 11836864
    Abstract: Surroundings data, relating to at least one surrounding area in the surroundings of a motor vehicle situated in a field of vision of a vehicle occupant, are obtained by a sensor system of the motor vehicle. At least one piece of information, which needs to be output to the user, is provided by an information source. The information is at least partially overlaid on a display of the surrounding area by a display device with the type of information presentation and/or the position at, and/or the orientation in, which the information presentation is visualized being dependent on the surroundings data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Marcus Kuehne, Daniel Profendiner, Nils Wollny