Patents Examined by Wesner Sajous
  • Patent number: 11367413
    Abstract: A display device for displaying image data includes: a gradation conversion circuit that converts a gradation of input image data; a display panel that displays the image data with the gradation converted by the gradation conversion circuit; an illuminance sensor that detects illuminance of an environment where the display device is placed; and a gamma characteristic corrector that controls a gradation conversion circuit so as to convert the gradation by use of a gamma characteristic corresponding to the detected illuminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Tsubokura, Takao Imaoku, Takashi Kato
  • Patent number: 11361477
    Abstract: An imagery processing system that combines MIP level filtering with spatial filtering when rendering images. Filtering can be performed in an order that optimizes memory accesses during the rendering process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Unity Technologies SF
    Inventors: Kimball D. Thurston, III, Luca Fascione, S├ębastien Nicolas Speierer
  • Patent number: 11361699
    Abstract: Methods and systems for mapping images from a first dynamic range to a second dynamic on a target display with power limitations are described. Given: an input image in a first dynamic range, input metadata (Smin, Smid, Smax), power-independent luminance characteristics of a target display (Tmin, reference Tmax), and an APL function of the target display, wherein the APL function determines output luminance in the target display as a function of average picture level (APL) input in the target display, a processor generates an adaptive output of the maximum luminance level for the target display (Tmax) so that when mapping the image from the first dynamic range to the second dynamic range, the anchor points of the tone-mapping function are adjusted according to the APL function of the target display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Jaclyn Anne Pytlarz
  • Patent number: 11353949
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enabling a user to perform a full body movement while viewing a virtual reality environment on a head up displays without interfering with viewing of content on the heads up display. Specifically, a full body movement of the user is detected. In response to detecting the full body movement, the additional content is generated for display in a portion of the virtual reality environment corresponding to a foreground area of the user's visual field. The additional content assists the user perform the full body movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Ajit Shanware
  • Patent number: 11344103
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for hair dye color conversion in which a hair dye color mixture of one manufacture is matched and reproduced using a hair dye color mixture of another manufacture. The system and method duplicates a resultant hair color from a hair dye color mixture that was created using hair dye colors of a first hair dye color line using a different hair dye color mixture that was created using hair dye colors of a second hair dye color line. The system and method applies a modified Kubelka-Munk transformation of RGB values to the mathematical RGB data of the multiple hair dye colors for the first manufacturer color line, multiplies the modified KM transformed values of the multiple hair dye colors for the first manufacturer color line by their respective percentages and then summing them, and retransforms the summed modified KM transformed values of the multiple hair dye colors back into mathematical RGB values in the original RGB color space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SureTint Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Cody Z. Nash, Teresa Perkins Adams, Christopher Byrne, Elizabeth Christie
  • Patent number: 11341938
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display apparatus. The display apparatus may include a display panel including a frame area and a display area; a display component configured to display a content including a target portion and a background portion on the display area; an image acquisition device configured to acquire an image of the display panel, wherein the image includes a representation of at least one portion of the frame area and at least one portion of the display area; and a control device configured to control the display component to adjust the background portion of the content displayed on the display area according to the image of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingchao Wang, Bo Song, Yusheng Yin
  • Patent number: 11336944
    Abstract: A method is proposed for controlling a display parameter of a mobile device. The mobile device comprises a display and a first imaging unit. The method comprising the step of positioning and orienting the display with respect to a reference plane located at a reference position, such that the first imaging unit faces towards the reference plane. Then a first image is generated by means of the first imaging unit, wherein the first image depends on ambient light incident on the first imaging unit and emitted from at least one ambient light source. A first light level is calculated from the first image, wherein the first light level is indicative of a first fraction of the incident ambient light which illuminates the reference plane by means of specular reflection of the incident ambient light at the display. Finally, the display parameter is adjusted depending on the first light level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: AMS INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: David Mehrl, Greg Stoltz
  • Patent number: 11335299
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving, by a palette generation module of a computing system, an input color value that represents an input color. The module identifies a first palette from a plurality of reference palettes that each include a set of colors. The first palette is identified using the input color. In response to identifying the first palette, the module selects a particular color of the first palette based on a minimum computed distance between the input color and the colors of the first palette. The module generates a second palette that includes a second set of colors. The second palette is generated by interpolating the first color palette based on the minimum computed distance used to select the particular color of the first palette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Joshua J. Estelle, Rachel Lara Been, Cristobal Chao Gersol
  • Patent number: 11328679
    Abstract: This invention corrects, with consideration to the luminance of a display device, an image artifact related to the luminance or a color that originates from a high-luminance region set as the display target. To achieve this, the invention comprises an obtainment unit which obtains information corresponding to a luminance range which can be displayed by the display device, a derivation unit which derives a correction amount for correcting an artifact of display-target image data based on a maximum luminance value indicated by the obtained information, and a correction unit which corrects the image data based on the derived correction amount and generates display image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takayuki Jinno
  • Patent number: 11321857
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to displaying and editing image with depth information. Image data associated with an image includes depth information associated with a subject. In response to a request to display the image, a first modified image is displayed. Displaying the first modified image includes displaying, based on the depth information, a first level of simulated lighting on a first portion of the subject and a second level of simulated lighting on a second portion of the subject. After displaying the first modified image, a second modified image is displayed. Displaying the second modified image includes displaying, based on the depth information, a third level of simulated lighting on the first portion of the subject and a fourth level of simulated lighting on the second portion of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matan Stauber, Amir Hoffnung, Matthaeus Krenn, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Joseph A. Malia, Mark Hauenstein
  • Patent number: 11321856
    Abstract: Some implementations relate to methods and computer-readable media to detect inauthentic textures in a virtual environment. In some implementations, a method includes receiving a plurality of two-dimensional (2D) polygons associated with a texture for a three-dimensional (3D) virtual object. The method further includes combining portions of two or more 2D polygons from the plurality of 2D polygons based on a pose or shape of the 3D virtual object to obtain one or more combined 2D polygons, calculating a respective hash value for each of the combined 2D polygons, determining whether there is a match between at least one hash value of the respective hash values and a hash value of at least one reference 2D polygon associated with an authentic object, classifying the texture as an inauthentic texture if it is determined that there is the match, else classifying the texture as an authentic texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Roblox Corporation
    Inventors: Courtland R. Caldwell, Robin E. Mayes, Rebecca L. Herndon, Hariharan Natarajan
  • Patent number: 11321883
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to an electronic device and, according to one embodiment, the electronic device comprises a display and a processor, wherein the processor can be configured to detect at least one outline corresponding to at least one graphic object included in a first image to be displayed through the display, generate a second image in which the at least one outline has been adjusted to a first designated color and areas excluding the at least one outline in a first image have been adjusted to a second designated color, and display the second image by using the display. Other additional embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seonghyun Kim, Namho Kim, Hoyoung Lee, Seongbeom Hong
  • Patent number: 11315291
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for shine visualization is provided. The present invention may include recognizing an object in a digital image loaded on a user device. The present invention may include assigning a shine index to the recognized object. The present invention may include determining, based on a plurality of pixel values corresponding to the recognized object, a direction of light relative to the recognized object. The present invention may include tracking a position of a user's eyes viewing the digital image on the user device. The present invention may include in response to detecting a movement in the position of the user's eyes, applying, in real-time, at least one filter to the recognized object to simulate a shining effect of the recognized object in the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cyril Armand, Ivan Deleuze, Olivier Boehler, Christophe Menichetti
  • Patent number: 11315465
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device that includes a display that outputs display data, an antenna arranged on a display area of the display, at least one processor electrically connected to the display, and a memory electrically connected to the processor, where the memory stores instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to correct the display data based on characteristic information of the antenna when a display location of the display data overlaps an arranged location of the antenna when the instructions are executed. In addition, various embodiments that are understood through the present disclosure are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Woo Jung, Young Gwon Koo, Dong Ryul Shin, Ho Saeng Kim, Tae Hwan Wi, Jae Bong Chun, Hyun Suk Choi
  • Patent number: 11301972
    Abstract: A method for adjusting color saturation can determine a saturation adjustment from metadata that specifies an adjustment of color saturation based on a first display and from precomputed data, such as data in one or more look-up tables, that specifies a relationship between image data in a first color space and image data in a second color space. An input image in the first color space is converted into an image in the second color space, and the color saturation is adjusted while the image data is in the second color space, which can be a geometrically non-symmetrical color space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Partin, Kimball Darr Thurston, III, Robin Atkins
  • Patent number: 11295490
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an improved system and method for visualizing data. In a preferred form of the invention, there is provided an improved system and method for comprehending and communicating time course or sequential numerical data, and their complex interdependencies, through the use of a novel three dimensional orthogonal chart system. In another preferred form of the invention, there is provided a three dimensional orthogonal chart system for visualizing data comprising of a plurality of data sets, wherein each of the data sets is represented as a separate ribbon propagating along the first axis. In another preferred form of the invention, there is provided a three dimensional orthogonal chart system for visualizing data comprising of a plurality of data sets, wherein each of the data sets is represented as a separate ribbon propagating along a first axis, with the separate ribbons being displaced from one another along another axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Primena Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Hurley, Andrew Najda, Joseph J. Cobau, Steven C. Fried
  • Patent number: 11295700
    Abstract: Provided are a display apparatus, a display method, an image processing apparatus, and a computer program product for image processing. The display apparatus includes: a first display portion, an indication signal receiver an enhanced region determination portion and an image processing portion. The first display portion is configured to display a first image. The indication signal receiver is configured to acquire a position of an indication point in a region of the first image, and to send a position signal according to the position of the indication point. The enhanced region determination portion is configured to determine an enhanced region according to the position signal. The image processing portion is configured to carry out enhanced display processing on the enhanced region based on a signal of the first image so as to form a signal of a second image, and to output the signal of the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenpeng Guo, Haipeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 11295480
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that comprises circuitry to store color data generated by a hardware graphics rendering pipeline of a graphics processing unit to a memory configured to store multiple sample locations per pixel. The circuitry is configured to determine a set of color values associated with multiple sample locations of a pixel within a scene, generate a compressed subset of the set of color values including distinct color values for the pixel, interleave the compressed subset of the set of color values for the pixel into a memory plane, apply lossless compression to the set of color values within the memory plane, and store the memory plane to a memory configured to store multiple sample locations per pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Prasoonkumar Surti, Abhishek R. Appu
  • Patent number: 11275454
    Abstract: A method for a user to paint an image includes generating a display of a room image uploaded by the user. The method also includes employing a straight-line masking tool to block off a first area of the room image with a straight line such that color will not be applied to the first area when color is applied to a second area of the room image. The method also includes employing a polygon masking tool to draw at least three lines to mask off a selected polygon area of the room image such that color can be applied by the user to an inside of the selected polygon area when the user selects the inside of the selected polygon area and an outside of the selected polygon area when the user selects the outside of the selected polygon area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Damien Reynolds, Douglas Milsom, Vincent Giosa
  • Patent number: 11276367
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, provided is an image processing device comprising a saturation value acquisition unit configured to acquire a saturation value of a target pixel or a saturation value of a target small area including a target pixel and peripheral pixels around the target pixel, and a correction unit configured to correct the target pixel so that a corrected gradation characteristic obtained by correcting the target pixel matches a gradation characteristic synthesized by mixing a color gradation characteristic and a monochrome gradation characteristic at a predetermined mixing ratio based on the saturation value, wherein assuming that the saturation value is c, and the mixing ratio of the color gradation characteristic is W, a value of W is represented by variable c as a relationship W=f(c) and satisfies a following condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: EIZO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yusuke Bamba