Patents Examined by Xiao M. Wu
  • Patent number: 10410416
    Abstract: A computer-executed method is disclosed for collective navigation of distributed virtual reality (VR) devices. The method obtains a source vertex and a destination vertex for a VR device. The source vertex and the destination vertex include vertices of a graph model of a navigable space having a plurality of vertices. The vertices represent a point within the navigable space and the plurality of edges represent a path segment between two corresponding vertices. A subset of possible vertices, selected from the plurality of vertices, is determined for a navigable path. A vertex traffic potential is determined for each vertex of the subset of possible vertices. The navigable path, including one or more consecutive path segments selected to minimize both segment path lengths and vertex traffic potentials, is determined from the source vertex to the destination vertex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yinglong Xia, Lei Rao
  • Patent number: 10403054
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology described herein provide for generating a customized three-dimensional (3D) graphical object. A 3D graphical object is retrieved from a 3D map application and a plurality of 3D components that comprise the 3D graphical object is determined. A selection of a first 3D component of the plurality of 3D components is received. The first 3D component is replaced with a second 3D component, and a customized 3D object is provided. The customized 3D object includes the second 3D component in place of the first 3D component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Silvana Patricia Moncayo
  • Patent number: 10402955
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes a computer machine reviewing a picture image and an associated video with the associated video including several video frames. The computer machine then statistically analyzes the corresponding areas for each video frame. The computer machine then compares an area in the picture image with an associated area in a video frame image, wherein the video frame image is based in part on the statistical analysis of the corresponding area for each video frame. Next, the computer machine creates an area for a composite image based in part on the comparison of the area in the picture image with the associated area in the video frame image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Slater, Stef Marc Smet
  • Patent number: 10388050
    Abstract: First or second clothing information corresponding to a first or second shape is obtained, and first or second pattern information corresponding to a first or second pattern is obtained. First or second clothing data corresponding to clothes with the first or second shape associated with the first or second clothing information is combined with first or second pattern data corresponding to the first or second pattern associated with the first or second pattern information to create composite data corresponding to a composite image of clothes with the first or second pattern and the first or second shape. The composite image corresponding to the composite data is output to and displayed in a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SEIREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norihiro Ogata, Junichi Hashimoto, Toshiro Kawabata, Kozo Nagata
  • Patent number: 10388053
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems disclosed herein reduce or eliminate artifacts or visible discrepancies that may occur when transitioning from one animation to another animation. In certain embodiments, systems herein identify one or more pose or reference features for one or more objects in a frame of a currently displayed animation. Although not limited as such, often the one or more objects are characters within the animation. Systems herein can attempt to match the reference features for the one or more objects to reference features of corresponding objects in a set of potential starting frames for a second animation that is to start being displayed. The potential starting frame with reference features that are an acceptable match with the current frame of the current animation may be selected as a starting frame for playing the second, animation potentially resulting in a smoother transition than starting from the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Folsom Carter, Jr., Fabio Zinno
  • Patent number: 10388044
    Abstract: In a data visualization system, a method of arranging, in n dimensions, data points representing n or more variables, the method including the steps of: a data point ranking module ranking a set of data points with respect to a first axis of a visual representation using a first variable; and based on a second variable, a data point distribution module distributing the set of data points along the first axis while retaining information relating to the ranking of data points determined in step i).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: New BIS Safe Luxco S.à r.l
    Inventor: Andrew John Cardno
  • Patent number: 10380772
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system that transforms one or more project plans to create a graphical project view. The project view contains a set of markers along a time axis, and one or more time axis rules which define the appearance of discontinuous timespans, non-linear timespans, or both along the time axis. Once created, users may alter its appearance by adding, removing, or changing the time axis rules to modify the set of timespans along the time axis. Timespan adjustment also causes markers to shift horizontally and adjust their widths so that the dates on the time axis always align with the dates of the markers. The system also can create templates containing time axis rules and other settings, but no markers. Templates are used to create new project views from different project plans, while maintaining the same time axis geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Safford T Black, James L Black, Nathan W Black
  • Patent number: 10380793
    Abstract: A method can include receiving points representative of at least a portion of a surface of a multi-dimensional geobody; partitioning the points; computing smooth compactly supported basis functions based at least in part on differential surface areas associated with the partitioning of the points; approximating an indicator function for a body based at least in part on the computed basis functions; and, based at least in part on values of the approximated indicator function, generating a mesh that represents a surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Nader Salman
  • Patent number: 10379606
    Abstract: A computing device is provided, including a display configured to display a plurality of holograms superimposed upon a physical environment. The computing device may further comprise a processor configured to store in non-volatile memory a representation of the physical environment, including a plurality of hologram anchors indicating locations at which the holograms are displayed. The processor may store a priority level of each hologram anchor, wherein each priority level is selected from a plurality of priority levels including a high priority level and a low priority level, and wherein at least one hologram anchor has the low priority level. The processor may determine that a total size of the plurality of hologram anchors exceeds a predetermined size threshold. The processor may, for at least one hologram anchor assigned the low priority level, delete that hologram anchor from the representation of the physical environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ethan Eade, Jeroen Vanturennout, Neena Kamath, Alex Christopher Turner, David Fields, Jonathan David Hildebrandt, Michael Grabner, Gavin Dean Lazarow, Tushar Cyril Bhatnagar
  • Patent number: 10373719
    Abstract: A method for modeling a patient anatomy includes applying a first modeling function to a set of volumetric image data for a patient anatomy to produce a first model of the patient anatomy, presenting the first model to a user, receiving an input from the user, and generating a revised model based upon the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy D. Soper, Tao Zhao, Caitlin Q. Donhowe, Vincent Duindam, Federico Barbagli
  • Patent number: 10373288
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, articles, and methods are described including operations to transpose image data between a linear-type storage format and a Y-tiled-type storage format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yuting Yang, Guei-Yuan Lueh, Lei Shen, John R. Hartwig, Kin-Hang Cheung
  • Patent number: 10360177
    Abstract: Described is a method and processing apparatus to improve power efficiency by gating redundant threads processing. In particular, the method for gating redundant threads in a graphics processor includes determining if data for a thread and data for at least another thread are within a predetermined similarity threshold, gating execution of the at least another thread if the data for the thread and the data for the at least another thread are within the predetermined similarity threshold, and using an output data from the thread as an output data for the at least another thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: ATI Technologies ULC, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Syed Zohaib M. Gilani, Jiasheng Chen, QingCheng Wang, YunXiao Zou, Michael Mantor, Bin He, Timour T. Paltashev
  • Patent number: 10354432
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are described for texture space shading. For example, one embodiment of a method comprises: performing texture mapping to map one or more textures to surfaces of one or more objects in texture space within a ray tracing architecture; and performing sampling and reconstruction directly on the surfaces of the objects in the texture space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Carl J. Munkberg, Jon N. Hasselgren, Franz P. Clarberg, Magnus Andersson, Robert M. Toth, Jim K. Nilsson, Tomas G. Akenine-Moller
  • Patent number: 10339714
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a markerless approach to displaying an image of a virtual object in an environment are described. A computing device is used to capture an image of a real-world environment; for example including a feature-rich planar surface. One or more virtual objects which do not exist in the real-world environment are displayed in the image, such as by being positioned in a manner that they appear to be resting on the planar surface, based at least on a sensor bias value and scale information obtained by capturing multiple image views of the real-world environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: A9.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Corso, Michael Patrick Cutter, Yu Lou, Sean Niu, Shaun Michael Post, Colin Jon Taylor, Mark Scott Waldo
  • Patent number: 10331819
    Abstract: A method of controlling a virtual model to perform physics simulation to the virtual model in a virtual space includes: generating a first virtual model having a first object physics field which is a range with respect to a first field parameter; generating a second virtual model having a second object physics field which is a range with respect to a second field parameter; when the field parameters are capable of corresponding to each other, checking whether there is a portion where the object physics fields correspond to each other; and when there is a portion where the object physics fields correspond to each other, generating an interaction of the virtual models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Center of Human-Centered Interaction for Coexistence
    Inventors: Jung Min Park, Joongjae Lee, Jisu Kim
  • Patent number: 10332300
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method that provides tools for defining a scene including media objects in a multi-dimensional space. The method provides a set of user interface tools for adjusting a region of focus for rendering the space from a particular location within a particular field of view. In some embodiments, the region of focus is a first region in the space within the particular field of view and the space further includes a second region outside of the region of focus within the particular field of view. In some embodiments, the method also provides a set of effects for applying to the second region but not the first region to visually indicate the first region as the region of focus within the space and the second region as a region outside of the region of focus within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Sidhartha Deb, Gregory B. Abbas, Gregory Niles, Stephen Sheeler, Guido Hucking
  • Patent number: 10304414
    Abstract: Methods of integrity checking digitally displayed data in a display system having a display comprising a pixel array and a display system having a CPU configured to output data, a display screen comprising a pixel array with viewable and non-viewable areas, a GPU configured to receive the outputted data from the CPU and graphically render the information on the viewable area of the display screen, and a GIM engine configured to determine the integrity of drawn graphical information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems Limited
    Inventors: Roger Anthony Bargh, Timothy John Roberts, Michael Paul Jenkins, William James Davidson, Michael John Allen, Damian Francis Minihan, Timothy George Riley, Steven Anthony Martin, Gary Quelcuti, Mark Andrew Paul Edwards
  • Patent number: 10297090
    Abstract: An example information processing apparatus includes a processing system configured to control the information processing apparatus to: determine a base and a base direction in a virtual space; and determine whether an object can be generated in the virtual space relative to the base in the base direction. Based on determining that the object can be generated relative to the base in the base direction, an animated indicator may be displayed indicating at least the base direction for generating the object in the virtual space. Based on determining that a specified condition is satisfied, the object may be progressively generated relative to the base in the base direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Takayama, Yuya Sato, Sosuke Takada, Mahito Idehara
  • Patent number: 10255699
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for generating a curated digital analytics workspace. In particular, in one or more embodiments, the disclosed systems and methods curate a digital analytics workspace based on a variety of factors to generate a curated digital analytics workspace capable of dynamically analyzing digital data elements. More specifically, one or more embodiments of the disclosed systems and methods limit data elements and/or analytics visualizations available in a digital analytics workspace based on user characteristics, data element features, or other factors to generate a curated digital analytics workspace. In this manner, the disclosed systems and methods can generate a curated digital analytics workspace that provides access to data elements and/or analytics visualizations targeted to the needs and capabilities of an individual or group while reducing confusion that often results from traditional analytics systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: William Brandon George, Matthew Bryan, Benjamin R. Gaines, Kristopher Paries, Bret B. Gundersen
  • Patent number: 10257510
    Abstract: A method and system for media encoding using changed regions. The method includes detecting the changed regions and a static portion of a desktop of a computing device. The amount of changed regions may be determined. The changed regions may be encoded in response to the amount of changed regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Changliang Charlie Wang