Patents Examined by Yi Yang
  • Patent number: 10416837
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) system identifies a bounding box including a safe region. The bounding box encloses an area that allows a user wearing a head mounted display (HMD) to safely view content of a virtual world. The VR system identifies the user's location relative to the bounding box and tracks the user's location. When it is determined that the user is located outside the safe region of the bounding box, the VR system can modify what is presented to the user via the HMD, can warn the user, and/or can suggest that the user move back to the safe region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Jacob Reif
  • Patent number: 10417808
    Abstract: An image processing system is provided, including an accepting unit, an acquisition unit, a measuring unit, and an output unit. The accepting unit accepts the setting of two coordinates in a stereoscopic image of a subject displayed on a stereoscopic image display device. The acquisition unit acquires volume data coordinates that are coordinates corresponding to stereoscopic image coordinates indicating the accepted coordinates. The measuring unit executes a measuring process of measuring the distance between the two coordinates accepted by the accepting unit, based on the volume data coordinates acquired by the acquisition unit. The output unit outputs a result of measurement by the measuring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Noshi, Shinsuke Tsukagoshi, Go Mukumoto, Hiroyuki Onuki, Shinya Kawanabe, Atsushi Fukano, Tatsuya Watanabe, Tomonori Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10395334
    Abstract: Provided is a signal processing device including: a determination unit configured to determine a state of software associated with image processing on an input image signal indicating an image captured by a medical apparatus; and an output control unit configured to have a first processed image signal that is the input image signal on which image processing has been performed by the software selectively outputted, on the basis of a result of determination of the state of the software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Tsuneo Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10386996
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed herein that relate to avatar animation. One example provides a computing device comprising a processor and a storage device comprising instructions executable by the processor to receive non-contact biometric data of a user from a biometric sensing system, establish a baseline emotional state of the user based on the non-contact biometric data, output an avatar representing the user with an animation representing the baseline emotional state, observe a threshold change in the non-contact biometric data, and in response to observing the threshold change in the non-contact biometric data, output the avatar with an animation representing a new emotional state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Randy Santossio, Mark Kobrin
  • Patent number: 10380544
    Abstract: Improved incident scene investigation is provided by displaying the incident scene and evidence pertaining to the incident scene on a display of a portable communication device where the display is augmented with tagged evidence attributes and/or further augmented with geofenced safeguard areas surrounding pieces of evidence. The evidence attributes provide and display risk assessment information as to which pieces of evidence at an incident scene are vulnerable to being contaminated or damaged. The evidence attributes may further provide and display an impact factor indicator indicating whether a piece of evidence is likely to be impacted by a context factor from the incident scene. Alerts can be generated at the portable device upon approach to a geofenced safeguarded area surrounding vulnerable evidence. The augmented display of the incident scene can also redirect a user approaching a particular piece of evidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Bing Qin Lim, Alfy Merican Ahmad Hambaly, Shijie Hua, Chew Yee Kee
  • Patent number: 10376318
    Abstract: Provided is a surgical assistance apparatus and so on that make it possible to more accurately check the state that an affected part is to be in after a surgical operation has started, in advance of the surgical operation. A surgical assistance apparatus includes an image processing unit. The image processing unit creates projection image data based on measurement data that has been obtained by measuring an affected part of a patient, and thus creates a projection image as an image that is specified by the projection image data. This projection image is an image that is to be projected onto the patient, and includes an image that shows a state that the affected part is to be in after a surgical operation has started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Shinya Tsusaka, Masahiko Hashida
  • Patent number: 10347029
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shape measurement apparatus includes an imaging unit that successively outputs two-dimensional images captured, a memory unit that stores the two-dimensional images outputted by the imaging unit, a three-dimensional shape model generation unit which generates a three-dimensional shape model, based on the two-dimensional images and stores the three-dimensional shape model in the memory unit, a region calculation unit that calculates, based on the two-dimensional images and the three-dimensional shape model stored in the memory unit, a measurement-completed region in the two-dimensional images, and a display image generation unit that generates, based on the measurement-completed region, a display image from the two-dimensional images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroki Unten, Tatsuya Ishii
  • Patent number: 10346947
    Abstract: A method, implemented by a computer system, and a system of organizing data of a wide area motion imagery frame and a method and a system of retrieving objects that match a user defined AOI from an image in a WAMI frame in a WAMI collection are described. The method of organizing includes dividing, by the computer system, an image of a WAMI frame into a plurality of tiles, each tile in the plurality of tiles comprising a plurality of pixels and having a pixel width and a pixel height; storing, by the computer system, the plurality of tiles as objects in an OSD, each object having an object identifier (OID); collecting, by the computer system, object identifiers (OIDs) of the objects; and storing, by the computer system, the OIDs in the OSD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: PIXIA CORP.
    Inventors: Rahul C. Thakkar, Rudolf O. Ernst, Nabil Al Ramli
  • Patent number: 10339597
    Abstract: Systems and methods for virtually measuring one or more aspects of a subject, e.g., human subject are provided. Based on a plurality of images, e.g., two images, body measurements of a subject may be derived and used to generate a virtual model. The virtual model can be used as a mechanism for modeling virtual clothing for presentation to a user. Characteristics of the clothing, e.g., sizing, colors, etc., can be rendered on the virtual model providing the user with an accurate virtual reality fitting room experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Blossey, Varun Mehta
  • Patent number: 10332277
    Abstract: A method, executed by an encoding circuit, for selecting an optimal decimated grid includes estimating, among a plurality of decimated grids within a coded block, a weight decimation error for each of a vertical decimated grid and a horizontal decimated grid. A weight decimation error is estimated for each of remaining decimated grids among the plurality of decimated grids based on a corresponding weight decimation error among the vertical decimated grid and the horizontal decimated grid. For each of the plurality of decimated grids, an initial combined error is determined by combining the weight decimation error and a color format choice error. Two decimated grids having the least initial combined errors, among the plurality of decimated grids, are selected as optimal decimated grids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Praveen Kumar Nelam, Srinivas Reddy Eregala, Devendran Mani
  • Patent number: 10325417
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to creating and editing avatars, and navigating avatar selection interfaces. In some examples, an avatar feature user interface includes a plurality of feature options that can be customized to create an avatar. In some examples, different types of avatars can be managed for use in different applications. In some examples, an interface is provided for navigating types of avatars for an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Scapel, Guillaume Pierre André Barlier, Alan C. Dye, JD Gardner, Aurelio Guzman, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: 10319110
    Abstract: A system includes circuitry configured to detect a first object and a second object from a first image captured, generate positional relationship information between the first object and the second object, and distortion information regarding a second shape of the second object in the first image with reference to a first shape of the first object in the first image, store, into a memory, the positional relationship information and the distortion information associated with the second object, acquire a second image, and control a display to display a content associated with the second object based on the positional relationship information and the distortion information when the first object is detected from the second image and when the second object is not detected from the second image, the content data being superimposed on the second image at a specific position with respect to the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Hidenori Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10255711
    Abstract: A content providing method of a content providing system is executed on at least one computer, and includes configuring a page that includes a plurality of layers, setting a motion effect to be applied to at least one layer among the plurality of layers included in the page, and merging consecutive layers among remaining general layers, excluding a layer to which the motion effect is set from among the plurality of layers included in the page when creating content that includes the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NAVER Corporation
    Inventors: Hyo Kim, Hyun Chul Lee, Ji Han Kim, Dai-Hyun Lim, Byoungkwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10229533
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a pattern in time series data representing an operation of a machine. A memory to store and provide a set of training data examples generated by a sensor of the machine, wherein each training data example represents an operation of the machine for a period of time ending with a failure of the machine. A processor configured to iteratively partition each training data example into a normal region and an abnormal region, determine a predictive pattern absent from the normal regions and present in each abnormal region only once, and determine a length of the abnormal region. Outputting the predictive pattern via an output interface in communication with the processor or storing the predictive pattern in memory, wherein the predictive pattern is a predictive estimate of an impending failure and assists in management of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Dong Tian, Siheng Chen, Chen Feng, Anthony Vetro
  • Patent number: 10217265
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for generating a parametric eye model of one or more eyes are provided. The systems and techniques may include obtaining eye data from an eye model database. The eye data includes eyeball data and iris data corresponding to a plurality of eyes. The systems and techniques may further include generating an eyeball model using the eyeball data. Generating the eyeball model includes establishing correspondences among the plurality of eyes. The systems and techniques may further include generating an iris model using the iris data. Generating the iris model includes sampling one or more patches of one or more of the plurality of eyes using an iris control map and merging the one or more patches into a synthesized texture. The systems and techniques may further include generating the parametric eye model that includes the eyeball model and the iris model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Pascal Bérard, Thabo Beeler, Derek Bradley, Markus Gross
  • Patent number: 10217275
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for reconstructing one or more eyes using a parametric eye model are provided. The systems and techniques may include obtaining one or more input images that include at least one eye. The systems and techniques may further include obtaining a parametric eye model including an eyeball model and an iris model. The systems and techniques may further include determining parameters of the parametric eye model from the one or more input images. The parameters can be determined to fit the parametric eye model to the at least one eye in the one or more input images. The parameters include a control map used by the iris model to synthesize an iris of the at least one eye. The systems and techniques may further include reconstructing the at least one eye using the parametric eye model with the determined parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Pascal Bérard, Thabo Beeler, Derek Bradley, Markus Gross
  • Patent number: 10217276
    Abstract: Systems and methods of creating a 3 Dimensional (3D) model of an object suitable for 3D printing are described. A method comprises defining an initial cuboid of edge lengths Lx, Ly, Lz for creating the 3D model, wherein the initial cuboid implicitly includes inner cuboids such that starting from the initial cuboid each cuboid is recursively splitable into eight identical inner cuboids. Further, the method comprises iteratively, receiving an input specifying a size of an inner cuboid to be modified and a selection of a point on the screen. Based on the received user input, at least one inner cuboid which is to be modified is identified. Once the inner cube to be modified is identified, the inner cube may be modified by marking the at least one inner cuboid as filled or empty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: 3D SLASH
    Inventor: Sylvain Huet
  • Patent number: 10210662
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to systems and methods for analyzing and manipulating images and video. According to particular embodiments, the spatial relationship between multiple images and video is analyzed together with location information data, for purposes of creating a representation referred to herein as a surround view for presentation on a device. A real object can be tracked in the live image data for the purposes of creating a surround view using a number of tracking points. As a camera is moved around the real object, virtual objects can be rendered into live image data to create synthetic images where a position of the tracking points can be used to position the virtual object in the synthetic image. The synthetic images can be output in real-time. Further, virtual objects in the synthetic images can be incorporated into surround views.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Fyusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Johannes Josef Holzer, Alexander Jay Bruen Trevor, Martin Saelzle, Stephen David Miller, Radu Bogdan Rusu
  • Patent number: 10209782
    Abstract: An input-based information display method and an input system are provided. The method includes: using context information to perform recognition processing on a received input string, and recognizing a current semantic keyword; determining display information that matches the semantic keyword, and displaying the display information in a form of a pop-up bubble, where the display information includes but is not limited to expression images; and performing display processing on the display information according to an user instruction, where the display processing includes but is not limited to performing an enter-on-screen operation of the expression images. The recognized current semantic keyword of the present disclosure is not limited to a candidate item corresponding to the input string, and the semantic recognition based on the context information may better reflect the user input intention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Sogou Technology Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yanmei Li, Ping Li
  • Patent number: 10210636
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product provide the ability to ink a drawing. A coarse original sketch is loaded. User input drawing an initial stroke over the coarse original sketch is accepted. A stroke smoothness of the initial stroke is measured. A similarity between the initial stroke and the coarse original sketch is measured to determine a snap affect. The stroke smoothness and the snap affect are combined. The initial stroke is automatically/dynamically, without additional user input, modified based on the combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Ning Liu, Lei Wang