Patents Examined by William A Beutel
  • Patent number: 11508133
    Abstract: An augmented reality visualizer and measurement system for swimming pool components (e.g., liners and safety covers) is provided in some examples of the present disclosure. In one example, a system can receive images of physical markers positioned spatially around a perimeter of a swimming pool in real space. The system can identify the physical markers in the images by analyzing the images using one or more image processing techniques. The system can determine one or more characteristics of the swimming pool based on relationships between the physical markers. The system can then generate pool component information based on the determined one or more characteristics of the swimming pool, and output the pool component information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Latham Pool Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Will Cappiello, Joel Culp, Scott Mocha, Scott Reynolds
  • Patent number: 11495000
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to facilitating folding of virtual objects via a three-dimensional folding tool. In embodiments, a foldable virtual object having a set of one or more fold lines is presented. A user may select a particular fold line. Based on the user selection, a three-dimensional folding tool is presented in association with the selected fold line. The three-dimensional folding tool can include a first handle on a first panel adjacent to the selected fold line and a second handle on a second panel adjacent to the selected fold line. In accordance with detecting movement of the first handle in a direction, the first panel is folded or rotated about the fold line in the direction of the movement of the first handle, while the position of the second panel is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Amanda Paige Ghassaei
  • Patent number: 11481954
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing an acceleration structure provide for subdividing a 3-D scene into a plurality of volumetric portions, which have different sizes, each being addressable using a multipart address indicating a location and a relative size of each volumetric portion. A stream of primitives is processed by characterizing each according to one or more criteria, selecting a relative size of volumetric portions for use in bounding the primitive, and finding a set of volumetric portions of that relative size which bound the primitive. A primitive ID is stored in each location of a cache associated with each volumetric portion of the set of volumetric portions. A cache location is selected for eviction, responsive to each cache eviction decision made during the processing. An element of an acceleration structure according to the contents of the evicted cache location is generated, responsive to the evicted cache location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventors: James A. McCombe, Aaron Dwyer, Luke T. Peterson, Neils Nesse
  • Patent number: 11460978
    Abstract: When a page image is to be displayed, a display apparatus changes a display mode in which the page image is displayed on a display section according to both the orientation of the page image and the orientation of the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nakanishi, Toshifumi Sakai
  • Patent number: 11449845
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an augmented reality (AR)-assisted smart card for secure and accurate revision and/or submission of sensitive documents are provided. The methods may be executed via computer-executable instructions running on a microprocessor embedded in the smart card. A method may include capturing an image of a document, processing the image of the document, and computing, for one or more of the fields of the document, a recommended input. The method may further include comparing, for the one or more fields, the recommended input with an actual input, and, when the recommended input is more than a threshold difference apart from the actual input, generating a recommended revision. The method may also include displaying an AR image of the document on a display screen that is embedded in the smart card, said AR image comprising the image of the document augmented with the recommended revisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Saurabh Gupta
  • Patent number: 11423608
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes processing circuitry configured to render an image from volumetric image data based on illumination from at least one simulated light source. The illumination is determined from a current portion of light intensity and at least one trailing portion of light intensity if a position or other property of the at least one simulated light source is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Magnus Wahrenberg
  • Patent number: 11417033
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media are disclosed for extracting colors of an input image and applying such colors to a procedural texture to modify the procedural texture. For instance, the disclosed systems can extract one or more colors from an input image to generate a color palette that represents colors that are generally visually noticeable to human eyes. Furthermore, the disclosed systems can apply colors from the color palette to a target procedural texture to modify the target procedural texture to represent the colors of the color palette. Moreover, the disclosed systems can display generated color palettes and modified procedural textures/materials in a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Rosalie Martin, Baptiste Manteau, Jeremy Levallois
  • Patent number: 11410267
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing graphics processor usage by modern workspaces are described. In an embodiment, an Information Handling System (IHS) may include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution, cause the IHS to: determine a graphical processing characteristic of each of a plurality of workspaces, and identify a responsive action for a given one of the plurality of workspaces based, at least in part, upon the graphics processing characteristic of the given workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael S. Gatson, Vivek Viswanathan Iyer
  • Patent number: 11410393
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments for of an auto-arranging wall in an augmented reality computing environment. An embodiment operates by receiving a selection of a first one of a plurality of images from a digital wall within an augmented reality computing environment. A resize command associated with the selected first image is detected. One or more commands to increase a size of the selected first image are detected. It is determined that the increased size of the image obstructs one or more of the plurality of images on the digital wall. A visibility of a second one of the plurality of images on the digital wall is modified prior to the obstruction. The size of the image is increase in accordance with the size increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SPATIAL SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Peter Ng, Jinha Lee, Anand Agarawala
  • Patent number: 11410376
    Abstract: Systems and methods of generating a three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of a scene or environment surrounding a user of a spatial computing system, such as a virtual reality, augmented reality or mixed reality system, using only multiview images comprising RGB images, and without the need for depth sensors or depth data from sensors. Features are extracted from a sequence of frames of RGB images and back-projected using known camera intrinsics and extrinsics into a 3D voxel volume wherein each pixel of the voxel volume is mapped to a ray in the voxel volume. The back-projected features are fused into the 3D voxel volume. The 3D voxel volume is passed through a 3D convolutional neural network to refine the and regress truncated signed distance function values at each voxel of the 3D voxel volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Zachary Paul Murez
  • Patent number: 11399806
    Abstract: A system and method for providing freehand render start line drawing tools and automatic render preset selections is provided. The method includes receiving a render start line drawn in freehand via a user input device on a 2D image of a profile of a structure of interest. The method includes analyzing pixel intensity values in a region of the render start line. The method includes automatically selecting one of a plurality of sets of render mode presets based on the pixel intensity values in the region of the render start line. Each of the plurality of sets of render mode presets is associated with a different rendering mode. Each of the rendering modes is associated with a different pixel intensity value range. The method includes generating a volume rendering according to the automatically selected set of render mode presets. The method includes presenting the volume rendering at a display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: GE PRECISION HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Heinz Schmied, Helmut Brandl
  • Patent number: 11402740
    Abstract: A system and method of constructing a 3D model of surface may include: sequentially acquiring multiple pairs of stereoscopic images of a surface from a stereoscopic camera; and incrementally constructing a 3D model of the surface from the image pairs, concurrently with the sequential image acquisition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: CHERRY IMAGING LTD.
    Inventors: Vardit Eckhouse, Oded Cohen, Igor Altman
  • Patent number: 11393230
    Abstract: An input display control device includes: a curve information acquisition unit for acquiring curve information indicating a curve; a character string acquisition unit for acquiring a character string; and a display control unit for generating display information for displaying the character string acquired by the character string acquisition unit along the curve indicated by the curve information acquired by the curve information acquisition unit, in which when a part of the character string acquired by the character string acquisition unit protrudes out of a display area of a display since a length of the character string acquired by the character string acquisition unit is long, the display control unit disposes the part of the character string in a virtual area that is an area surrounding the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masato Hirai
  • Patent number: 11386602
    Abstract: A system may include a plurality of continuous conveyors configured for moving objects throughout a facility, and a plurality of sensors positioned at different locations within the facility for collecting telemetry data associated with the travel of the objects along the conveyors. The system may also include a computing device configured to store the telemetry data from the sensors in a database, generate an animation of the conveyors and the objects traveling along the conveyors within the facility based upon the telemetry data stored in the database, and play the animation on a display via a graphical user interface (GUI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: CONTROLLOGIX
    Inventors: Kevin Wilcox, Brandon Deaton
  • Patent number: 11380059
    Abstract: A computing system configured to: (1) render, via a graphical user interface (GUI) displayed by a client station, a three-dimensional view of a construction project using a three-dimensional model file that defines a set of meshes representing physical objects of the construction project, wherein each mesh comprises a set of triangular faces, and wherein the GUI includes a measurement tool for obtaining a shortest distance between a first mesh and a second mesh; (2) receive a request to obtain the shortest distance between the first mesh and the second mesh; (3) calculate a set of distances potentially comprising the shortest distance between the first mesh and the second mesh by first reducing one or both of: (i) the number of faces between which distances are calculated and (ii) the number of distances that are calculated; and (4) determine the shortest distance between the first mesh and the second mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Procore Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Bieser, Winson Chu
  • Patent number: 11354327
    Abstract: A system and method for processing data wherein one or more user selections of source data and an input defining one or more operations to be performed on the selected source data are received to generate processed data for display as a chart; the source data is retrieved from at least one data source, the source data is processed according to the defined one or more operations to generate processed data for output for display as a chart, the chart is stored as data defining the one or more operations and data identifying the source data operated on, a further user selection is received to redisplay the chart; retrieving the source data from the at least one data source; and the source data is processed according to the defined one or more operations to generate the processed data for output for redisplay as the chart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Stowe, John McRaven, Andrew Pettit, Lucas Lemanowicz, Benedict Cappellacci, Arjun Mathur, Jonathan Victor, Nabeel Qureshi, Anshuman Prasad, Joy Tao, Mikhail Proniushkin, Casey Patton
  • Patent number: 11354825
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for generating a special effect based on a face, an electronic device, and a computer readable storage medium are provided. With the method, a standard face image is displayed, a reference point is selected on the standard face image in response to a received reference point selecting command, a special effect is formed on the standard face image in response to a received special effect forming operation, a parameter of the special effect is generated, a first face image recognized by an image sensor is acquired, and the special effect is generated on the first face image based on the parameter of the special effect and the reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING MICROLIVE VISION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xin Lin, Jing Wang
  • Patent number: 11348553
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method comprising determining a target color gamut of a display device, an inner zone of the target color gamut, and an outer zone of the target color gamut. The method further comprises dynamically determining, based on the inner zone and the outer zone, a path along which an input color in a source color gamut of an input content moves. The input color is outside the inner zone. The method further comprises mapping the input color from the source color gamut to an output color in the outer zone based on the path. The input color is rendered as the output color during presentation of the input content on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Su, Pradeep Nagesh, Yeong-Taeg Kim, Li Tao
  • Patent number: 11328458
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computing system generates a color gradient for data visualizations by displaying a color selection design interface. The computing system receives a user input identifying a start point of a color map path and an end point of a color map path. The computing system computes a color map path between the start point and the end point constrained to traverse colors having uniform transitions between one or more of lightness, chroma, and hue. The computing system selects a color gradient having a first color corresponding to the start point of the color map path and a second color corresponding to the end point of the color map path, and additional colors corresponding to additional points along the color map path. The computing system generates a color map for visually representing a range of data values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Ignacio Echevarria Vallespi, Stephen DiVerdi, Hema Susmita Padala, Bernard Kerr, Dmitry Baranovskiy
  • Patent number: 11328461
    Abstract: Automatic generation of a road map of a site can be performed. Data records collected by vehicles with a GNSS-positioning system while driving are provided, each data record having a position information representing a two-dimensional or three-dimensional position of the vehicle, an identification reference specific to a corresponding vehicle, a time tag, and a heading information. The data records are assigned to corresponding trips based on the time tag and the identification reference. The trips are mapped within an area and the area is divided into a plurality of uniform tiles. For each tile, a heading information variance of the data records covered by the respective tile is determined. A tile is defined as junction tile, if the tile has a heading information variance higher than a computed threshold variance. An area of interest (AoI) having a perimeter is determined by which a plurality of junction tiles is surrounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SAFEMINE AG
    Inventors: Fabian Ismael Furger, Johannes Huber