Patents Examined by Wesner Sajous
  • Patent number: 10739880
    Abstract: Techniques for operating electronic paper displays of respective electronic devices are described. One set of techniques described below enhances user experience by utilizing multiple different waveform and/or display-update modes when rendering content on these displays. Another set of techniques are able to render lines on electronic paper displays having variable and arbitrary darkness, despite the restricted color depth inherent in these displays. In addition, this disclosure describes techniques for utilizing supersampling to select which shades to render on an electronic paper display of an electronic device. In still other implementations, the techniques described herein allocate a predefined frame rate of an electronic paper display between multiple different application components requesting to update the display, resulting smooth animation and relatively high-frame updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Julien George Beguin, Bradley James Bozarth, Ilya D. Rosenberg, Jay Michael Puckett
  • Patent number: 10740937
    Abstract: In implementations of freeform gradient style transfer, a style transfer system transfers a style of a freeform gradient of a source geometry of an object to a target geometry of an additional object. The system adds source mesh handles to a boundary of a source mesh of the object, and the system also adds target mesh handles to a boundary of a target mesh of the additional object. The source mesh handles are mapped to the target mesh handles, and the system warps the source mesh to appear as the target mesh based on the mapping. Color point locations of the freeform gradient are mapped from the source mesh to the warped source mesh to transfer the freeform gradient style from the source geometry of the object to the target geometry of the additional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Avadhesh Kumar Sharma, Tarun Tandon, Nitika Bansal
  • Patent number: 10733769
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include generating color schemes. In some embodiments, the systems described herein may generate a color scheme by plotting non-linear curves through various planes that each represent an attribute of a color, selecting points on the curves, and generating colors from the values of the points. By generating colors schemes based on non-linear curves, the systems described herein may easily and efficiently generate aesthetically pleasing color schemes with colors predictably clustered in light and dark luminosities, facilitating the creation of user interfaces that are accessible to visually impaired users. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventor: John Kevyn Arnott
  • Patent number: 10733784
    Abstract: Some embodiments include an apparatus for processing radio frequency multiplexed cell images such as single-cell images, for example radio frequency multiplexed excitation (FIRE) images. The images can be from a particle analyzer, such as a flow and scanning cytometer or a laser scanning microscope. Some embodiments include an apparatus for displaying radio frequency multiplexed cell images such as FIRE images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Christopher J. Wolf
  • Patent number: 10732918
    Abstract: Provided is a display system including a PC and an HMD. The HMD includes an image display unit configured so that an external scenery is visually recognizable, the image display unit being configured to display an image in an overlapping manner with the external scenery and a display control unit configured to cause the image display unit to display an image based on data input from the PC. The display system detects a position of the display unit of the PC with respect to the HMD and adjusts the display in the image display unit when the position of the display unit with respect to the HMD is included in a range of the external scenery visually recognized by the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi Kunitomo, Kazuma Kitadani
  • Patent number: 10726632
    Abstract: Interference-based augmented reality hosting platforms are presented. Hosting platforms can include networking nodes capable of analyzing a digital representation of scene to derive interference among elements of the scene. The hosting platform utilizes the interference to adjust the presence of augmented reality objects within an augmented reality experience. Elements of a scene can constructively interfere, enhancing presence of augmented reality objects; or destructively interfere, suppressing presence of augmented reality objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Soon-Shiong
  • Patent number: 10719979
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for technology that selects an anti-aliasing mode for a vertex of a primitive based on a parameter associated with the vertex and generates a coverage mask based on the selected anti-aliasing mode. Additionally, one or more pixels corresponding to the vertex may be shaded based at least partly on the coverage mask, wherein the selected anti-aliasing mode varies across a plurality of vertices in the primitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Prasoonkumar Surti, Abhishek R. Appu, Joydeep Ray
  • Patent number: 10719917
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for technology that identifies, at an image post-processor, unresolved surface data and identifies, at the image post-processor, control data associated with the unresolved surface data. Additionally, the technology may resolve, at the image post-processor, the unresolved surface data and the control data into a final image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Tomer Bar-On, Hugues Labbe, Adam T. Lake, Kai Xiao, Ankur N. Shah, Johannes Guenther, Abhishek R. Appu, Joydeep Ray, Deepak S. Vembar, ElMoustapha Ould-Ahmed-Vall
  • Patent number: 10712629
    Abstract: In some examples, a portable computing device comprises a keyboard and a lid coupled to the keyboard, the lid having a first side and a second side opposing the first side. The device also comprises a first adjustable transparency layer on the first side of the lid, the first adjustable transparency layer to be transparent in response to the lid being in a first position relative to the keyboard and to be opaque in response to the lid being in a second position relative to the keyboard. The device further includes a second adjustable transparency layer on the second side of the lid, the second adjustable transparency layer to be opaque in response to the lid being in the first position and to be transparent in response to the lid being in the second position. The device also comprises a transparent display layer positioned between the first adjustable transparency layer and the second adjustable transparency layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Milorad Jovanovic
  • Patent number: 10709393
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing dynamic displays. In one embodiment, a method is provided wherein health parameters having goals associated therewith are displayed; data relating to the health parameters is received and the display is incremented according to a progress of the user toward the goal. When collection of the data is completed, it is determined whether a current value of a first one of the health parameters within a predetermined range of the goal associated therewith. When the current value of the first one of the health parameters is within the range, a portion of the display relating thereto is upgraded. When the current value of all of the health parameters is within the range, the entire display is upgraded. The display upgrades may comprise display of an animation and/or using color, light, and/or flashing to simulate a shining or shimmering of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Piña, Gloria Shee Ching Wu, Andrew Moore, Scott Laing
  • Patent number: 10706816
    Abstract: Embodiments for implementing a fault tolerant color palette in a device having potential hardware faults by a processor. A fault tolerant color palette, assistive of user color interpretation for a display, may be generated according to a set of colors in a predetermined color palette and one or more user preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michele Berlingerio, Michele Gazzetti, Marco Luca Sbodio
  • Patent number: 10706812
    Abstract: A display system includes a rendering device configured to couple to a display monitor. The rendering device includes a graphics processing unit (GPU) configured to render display images for a video stream to be displayed at the display monitor. The rendering device further includes a central processing unit (CPU) configured to obtain display parameters for the display monitor, the display parameters including data identifying a native color gamut, a native luminance range of the display monitor, and one or more backlighting characteristics of the display monitor, and to configure the GPU to render a display image of the video stream that is tone mapped to the native color gamut and the native luminance range and based on the one or more backlighting characteristics. The display monitor is configured to provide the display image for display without tone re-mapping the display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ATI TECHNOLOGIES ULC
    Inventors: Anthony W L Koo, Syed Athar Hussain
  • Patent number: 10698149
    Abstract: The invention refers to an apparatus for generating two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional objects. The apparatus comprises at least one spatial light modulator device for modulating incident light and an optical system. The optical system is designed and arranged such that a segmentation of wave fields is provided in a plane, where the plane in which the segmentation of the wave fields is provided differs with a plane that comprises object points. Adjacent segmented wave fields do have a mutual overlap. The apparatus also comprises a scanning device which couples light waves into a beam expanding waveguide with outcoupling gratings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SERREAL TECHNOLOGIES S.A.
    Inventor: Gerald Futterer
  • Patent number: 10699427
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for reporting texture footprint information. A texture footprint identifies the portion of a texture that will be utilized in rendering a pixel in a scene. The disclosed methods and apparatuses advantageously improve system efficiency in decoupled shading systems by first identifying which texels in a given texture map are needed for subsequently rendering a scene. Therefore, the number of texels that are generated and stored may be reduced to include the identified texels. Texels that are not identified need not be rendered and/or stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Yury Uralsky, Henry Packard Moreton, Eric Brian Lum, Jonathan J. Dunaisky, Steven James Heinrich, Stefano Pescador, Shirish Gadre, Michael Alan Fetterman
  • Patent number: 10690539
    Abstract: The present application proposes a circuit and method for detecting ambient light, and a display panel. The circuit for detecting ambient light includes a light sensing sub-circuit configured to output a voltage pulse signal related to present intensity of the ambient light; and a detection sub-circuit electrically connected to the light sensing sub-circuit, and configured to acquire a frequency of the voltage pulse signal, and obtain the present intensity of the ambient light according to the frequency of the voltage pulse signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoliang Ding, Xue Dong, Jing Lv, Haisheng Wang, Chunwei Wu, Yingming Liu, Pengpeng Wang, Wei Liu, Yanling Han, Xueyou Cao, Ping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10691199
    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: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Ajit Shanware
  • Patent number: 10679543
    Abstract: An image processing method for a transparent display screen, an image processing device and a display panel are provided. The image processing method comprising: collecting colors of image content displayed on the transparent display screen and colors of background transmitted through the transparent display screen; determining whether the collected colors of the background and the collected colors of the content are similar colors; and modifying the colors of the background or the colors of the content, if the collected colors of the background and the colors of the content are similar colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuanjie Xu
  • Patent number: 10675117
    Abstract: A virtual primaries transform controller maps a color of a first pixel in a scene received from an imaging pipeline to a color of a second pixel, which is displayed on a monitor. The first color and the second color are the same color. The direct mapping performed by the controller assures that the colors of pixels displayed using two different display technologies are identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. DiCarlo
  • Patent number: 10672363
    Abstract: Pixel values of image content are lowered in response to setting a display mode so that the lowered pixel values of the first image content are mapped to a first color gamut. The first color gamut is defined by a nominal range space and is lower than a native color gamut of a display panel. The native color gamut is defined by the nominal range space and an extended range space that is outside of the first color gamut. One or more parameters are obtained for the image content in the display mode. A color boosting operation is performed for, from among the lowered pixel values of the image content in the nominal range space, each of first pixel values that meet one of the parameters. A color associated with each of the first pixel values is proportionally enhanced without changing a corresponding hue to utilize the extended range space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Marcu, Ian C. Hendry, Jean-François Mulé
  • Patent number: 10665179
    Abstract: A display device has a light unit including a light source, and a display panel, which the rear surface of the display panel has transmissive. The display device has a first display mode of turning ON the light source and displaying a color image in a display region of the display panel, and a second display mode of turning OFF the light source and displaying a transmitted light image including a transmissive region in the display region. The display device detects whether or not a observer of the display device exists around and switches into the second display mode upon detection of the observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masafumi Yashiki