Patents Examined by Vu A Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10776976
    Abstract: Methods and systems for efficient management and modification of images include receiving a first set of images from a seller system connected to the processor over the network interface; receiving an image sequence comprising references to the images in the first set of images and an order of appearance; storing the first set of images and the image sequence in the database; identifying one or more areas in the first set of images; removing the identified areas from the first set of images; and displaying the first set of images based on the image sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventor: Han Sem Jeon
  • Patent number: 10776980
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with emotion augmented animation of avatars are disclosed herein. In embodiments, an apparatus may comprise an animation augmentation engine to receive facial data of a user, analyze the facial data to determine an emotion state of the user, and drive additional animation that supplements animation of the avatar based at least in part on a result of the determination of the emotion state of the user. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shaohui Jiao, Xiaolu Shen, Lidan Zhang, Qiang Li, Wenlong Li
  • Patent number: 10774229
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a water-based ink that contains pigment-containing polyester-based resin particles A, pigment-free polyester-based resin particles B, an organic solvent and water, in which a content of an organic solvent C having a boiling point of not higher than 235° C. in a whole amount of the organic solvent is not less than 90% by mass. The water-based ink of the present invention can be improved in rub fastness, solvent resistance and adhesion to a non-water absorbing printing medium with good balance therebetween, even when printed on the non-water absorbing printing medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Maeda
  • Patent number: 10777015
    Abstract: A method of overlaying an optical and acoustic reproduction of a real scene with virtual image and audio data comprises reading image data which represent an optical and/or acoustic reproduction of the real scene captured by at least one environment sensor of a mobile device, determining marker data from the image data, wherein the marker data represent a reproduction and a positioning of a marker arranged in the real scene, reading virtual image and audio data, wherein the virtual image and audio data comprise a representation instruction for representing the virtual image, a positioning instruction for positioning the virtual image and a positioning instruction for replay of the audio data, determining object data from the image and audio data, and ascertaining a positioning rule for positioning the virtual image with reference to the reproduction of the object portion using the object data and the virtual image and audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: 3DQR GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Anderson, Volker Bauer
  • Patent number: 10767002
    Abstract: Embodiments in accordance with the present invention encompass compositions encompassing a latent catalyst and a thermal or photoactivator along with one or more monomers which undergo ring open metathesis polymerization (ROMP) when said composition is heated to a temperature from 50° C. to 100° C. or higher to form a substantially transparent film. Alternatively the compositions of this invention also undergo polymerization when subjected to suitable radiation. The monomers employed therein have a range of refractive index from 1.4 to 1.6 and thus these compositions can be tailored to form transparent films of varied refractive indices. The compositions of this invention further comprises inorganic nanoparticles which form transparent films and further increases the refractive indices of the compositions. Accordingly, compositions of this invention are useful in various opto-electronic applications, including as coatings, encapsulants, fillers, leveling agents, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PROMERUS, LLC
    Inventors: Larry F Rhodes, Oleksandr Burtovyy, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10769848
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for 3D object reconstruction using photometric mesh representations. A decoder is pretrained to transform points sampled from 2D patches of representative objects into 3D polygonal meshes. An image frame of the object is fed into an encoder to get an initial latent code vector. For each frame and camera pair from the sequence, a polygonal mesh is rendered at the given viewpoints. The mesh is optimized by creating a virtual viewpoint, rasterized to obtain a depth map. The 3D mesh projections are aligned by projecting the coordinates corresponding to the polygonal face vertices of the rasterized mesh to both selected viewpoints. The photometric error is determined from RGB pixel intensities sampled from both frames. Gradients from the photometric error are backpropagated into the vertices of the assigned polygonal indices by relating the barycentric coordinates of each image to update the latent code vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Wang, Vladimir Kim, Matthew Fisher, Elya Shechtman, Chen-Hsuan Lin, Bryan Russell
  • Patent number: 10762694
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating shadows for inserted content are provided. The inserted content may include augmented reality content that is inserted into an image of a physical space. An example includes determining a location to insert content within an image. The content may include a polygonal mesh defined in part by a skeleton that has a plurality of joints. Examples may further include selecting a plurality of selected joints form the plurality of joints. Examples may also include generating a shadow polygon based on the content and determining shadow contributions values for the plurality of selected joints for pixels of the shadow polygon. Examples may also include combining the shadow contribution values from the selected joints to generate shadow magnitude values for the pixels, rendering the shadow polygon using the shadow magnitude values, and overlaying the inserted content on the rendered shadow polygon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Ivan Neulander
  • Patent number: 10759773
    Abstract: Polycyclocarbonate compounds and upgraded molecular weight polymers made from such compounds are provided. The polymers have particular utility in coating compositions, especially for use on food and beverage contact substrates that are formed into or will be formed into containers or container components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Sebastien Gibanel, Benoit Prouvost
  • Patent number: 10763439
    Abstract: An organic light emitting device and a display device, the organic light emitting device including a first electrode; a hole transport region on the first electrode; an emission layer on the hole transport region; an electron transport region on the emission layer; and a second electrode on the electron transport region, wherein the hole transport region includes a compound represented by the following Formula 1:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyein Jeong, Jungsub Lee, Jinsoo Hwang
  • Patent number: 10762249
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a system for acquiring images of real stone slabs, visualize them virtually them in a 1:1. ratio, and design and view the final installation in 2D and 3D with the actual slabs instead of sample photography. This feat is achieved by the combination of multiple systems. Which include: 1. —A process to take the photographies 2. —A computer system to store and manage a virtual warehouse of actual slab images, 3. —a 1:1 display system, 4. —a catalog application and 5. —a visualization tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Stone Boutique Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pol Cámara Solé, Francisco Acosta
  • Patent number: 10759937
    Abstract: A polyketone composition includes: (A) a polyketone having, in a main chain, a structural unit represented by the following Formula (I); and (B) an epoxy compound. In Formula (I), X represents a bivalent group that has from 1 to 50 carbon atoms and that may have a substituent group, Y represents a bivalent hydrocarbon group that has from 1 to 30 carbon atoms and that may have a substituent group, and n represents an integer from 1 to 1500.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsutani, Nanako Mizuguchi, Satoshi Asaka, Misao Inaba, Yohei Ishikawa, Keiko Kudoh, Katsuya Maeyama
  • Patent number: 10752793
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to compositions, aqueous coating compositions, and methods for improving the freeze/thaw stability of aqueous coating compositions. In one aspect, a method for improving the freeze/thaw stability of an aqueous coating composition comprising an aqueous polymeric dispersion, the method comprising adding the following compound to the aqueous coating composition: (Formula (I)) wherein n=4 to 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Claribel Acevedo Velez, Sudhakar Balijepalli, Rebecca J. Wachowicz
  • Patent number: 10752749
    Abstract: In some variations, this disclosure provides a surface-modified hydrophobic clay composition for an ink formulation, the composition comprising up to 99 wt % clay particles with a particle-size distribution characterized in that at least 10% are smaller than 0.2 microns, at least 25% are smaller than 0.5 microns, and at least 95% are less than 5 microns; and from about 1 wt % to about 10 wt % of one or more organic compounds selected from quaternary ammonium compounds, organic acids, fatty acids, organic silanes, or organic polysilanes. The surface-modified hydrophobic clay composition may be produced by various methods, including a slurry method or a dry-mixing method. Ink clay loadings in heatset ink formulations may be increased to 10-15% without losing ink gloss. Inks may be produced with lower solvent, resin, and/or pigment concentrations, thereby reducing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: KAMIN LLC
    Inventors: Ching Yih Chen, Richard Douglas Carter, Brent Ashley Nobles
  • Patent number: 10752796
    Abstract: A water-based inkjet ink composition comprising composite resin fine particles composed of a first resin and a second resin, and having an SP value of from 9.0 to 12.0 (cal/cm3)1/2, wherein the SP value of the second resin is higher than the SP value of the first resin, and the first resin has a higher mass than the second resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: Seiko Epson Corporation, MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Kenichi Seguchi, Tsuyoshi Sano, Miharu Kanaya, Takayoshi Kagata, Akira Mizutani, Toshihiro Yoshimura, Yasuyuki Kagawa
  • Patent number: 10757388
    Abstract: A providing apparatus configured to provide three-dimensional geometric data to be used to generate a virtual viewpoint image receives a data request from a communication apparatus, decides which of a plurality of pieces of three-dimensional geometric data including first three-dimensional geometric data and second three-dimensional geometric data with a different quality than the first three-dimensional geometric data is to be provided to the communication apparatus from which the received data request was transmitted, and provides the three-dimensional geometric data decided on from among the plurality of pieces of three-dimensional geometric data, to the communication apparatus as a response to the received data request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Hanamoto
  • Patent number: 10756274
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting device including a first electrode; a second electrode; emission units stacked between the first electrode and the second electrode and including at least one emission layer; and charge generation layers between two adjacent emission units, the charge generation layers each including an n-type charge generation layer and p-type charge generation layer, a maximum emission wavelength of light emitted by at least one of the emission units is different from that of another emission unit, one n-type charge generation layer includes a first compound and a metal-containing material, the first compound being represented by Formula 1, the p-type charge generation layers include an amino group-free compound, at least one of the emission units further includes a hole transporting (HT)-emission auxiliary layer on a first electrode side thereof, and the HT-emission auxiliary layer includes at least one second compound, the second compound being represented by Formula 2:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Younsun Kim, Seulong Kim, Dongwoo Shin, Jungsub Lee, Jino Lim, Hyein Jeong
  • Patent number: 10755468
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide, for each partial area into which a display area is divided, determining multiple pixel groups including pixels overlapping a two-dimensional area; allocating the pixels belonging to the multiple pixel groups to any one of multiple processing groups that are each capable of including pixels whose number is smaller than or equal to a predetermined parallel number; calculating in parallel each color of pixels belonging to the processing group on the basis of the color calculation information stored in the memory; and outputting image data on the basis of the calculated color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Ishiwata
  • Patent number: 10745581
    Abstract: A coating composition may include one or more radiation-curable resins having reactive groups in a hydrophilic region, a reactive surfactant comprising a reactive moiety; and a photoinitiator, wherein, upon the exposure of the photoinitiator to light energy, the one or more radiation-curable resins are cured to form a hydrophilic network with the reactive surfactant being bound to the network by binding of the reactive moiety of the surfactant to the reactive groups of the one or more radiation-curable resins. The cured coatings provide long lasting, washable, anti-fog properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SDC Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Kiranmayi Deshpande, David Hess, Erdem Cetin, Patrick Monnig
  • Patent number: 10745425
    Abstract: Disclosed a chemiluminescence enhancer and a chemiluminescence immunodetection kit. The chemiluminescence enhancer is specifically a betaine and can be used for enhancing the luminance of a luminescent acridine substance. The chemiluminescence immunodetection kit comprising the chemiluminescence enhancer and a luminescent acridine substance features greatly enhanced luminescence signals and high detection sensibility, and can be widely applied to fields such as clinical diagnoses, scientific research, and sanitation analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN YHLO BIOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunhui Hu, Gang Wang, Fuzhen Xia, Chungen Qian, Liang Zhu, Dingbiao Zou
  • Patent number: 10748342
    Abstract: In a system and method providing for interaction with virtual objects, and interaction between virtual objects, in an augmented reality, or mixed reality, or virtual reality, environment, detected conditions may trigger animated responses from virtual objects placed in a view of a physical environment. The detected conditions may include the detection of a user within a set threshold distance or proximity, the detection of another virtual object within a set threshold placement distance or proximity, the detection of particular environmental conditions in the view of the physical environment, and other such factors. Specific behavioral animations of the virtual objects may be triggered in response to detection of specific virtual objects and/or other conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alan Joyce, Douglas Muir, Mark Dochtermann, Bryan Woods, Tarik Abdel-Gawad