Patents by Inventor Anthony Mazzola

Anthony Mazzola has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10296088
    Abstract: A method includes dividing a display of an electronic device into multiple regions defined by vertices, calculating time varying positions for each vertex relative to a z dimension, and composing a screen for the display that includes the varying positions for each vertex to create an animated display distortion. The distortion may occur in association with haptic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Mazzola
  • Publication number: 20190095095
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an application is executed on a mobile device, causing generation of application graphical output in an application layer. The application layer is rendered on a touchscreen display. A first gesture of a user is detected, and in response to the first gesture a viewfinder layer is generated, the viewfinder layer containing real-time image data from the embedded camera via a camera service. A composite of the application layer, the viewfinder layer, and a transparency mask is rendered so that a portion of the viewfinder layer is visible and a portion of the application layer is visible on the touchscreen display at the same time. Then a second gesture by the user is detected, and in response to the second gesture, viewfinder data from the viewfinder layer is captured and the viewfinder layer and transparency mask are removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Robert McCarthy, Anthony Mazzola
  • Publication number: 20190073984
    Abstract: A method comprising receiving sensor data from a sensor, obtaining image data from a graphical effects shader based on the sensor data, blending the image data with a plurality of application surfaces to create a blended image, and transmitting the blended image to a display. The method may further comprise blending a color image with the blended image in response to a reduction in ambient light. Also disclosed is a mobile node (MN) comprising a sensor configured to generate sensor data, a display device, and a processor coupled to the sensor and the device display, wherein the processor is configured to receive the sensor data, obtain image data generated by a graphical effects shader based on the sensor data, blend the image data with an application surface associated with a plurality of applications to create a blended image, and transmit the blended image to the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventor: Anthony Mazzola
  • Patent number: 10148972
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a received JPEG image compression format image includes one or more minimum coded units (ICUs). Each MCU is decoded using an image compression format decoder. Each decoded MCU is then split into multiple decoded subblocks. Each decoded subblock can then be encoded into texture compression format using a texture compression format encoder. Each encoded texture compression format subblock can then be passed to a graphical processing unit (GPU) for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Moguillansky, Anthony Mazzola
  • Patent number: 10140015
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an application is executed on a mobile device, causing generation of application graphical output in an application layer. The application layer is rendered on a touchscreen display. A first gesture of a user is detected, and in response to the first gesture a viewfinder layer is generated, the viewfinder layer containing real-time image data from the embedded camera via a camera service. A composite of the application layer, the viewfinder layer, and a transparency mask is rendered so that a portion of the viewfinder layer is visible and a portion of the application layer is visible on the touchscreen display at the same time. Then a second gesture by the user is detected, and in response to the second gesture, viewfinder data from the viewfinder layer is captured and the viewfinder layer and transparency mask are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McCarthy, Anthony Mazzola
  • Patent number: 10140951
    Abstract: A method comprising receiving sensor data from a sensor, obtaining image data from a graphical effects shader based on the sensor data, blending the image data with a plurality of application surfaces to create a blended image, and transmitting the blended image to a display. The method may further comprise blending a color image with the blended image in response to a reduction in ambient light. Also disclosed is a mobile node (MN) comprising a sensor configured to generate sensor data, a display device, and a processor coupled to the sensor and the device display, wherein the processor is configured to receive the sensor data, obtain image data generated by a graphical effects shader based on the sensor data, blend the image data with an application surface associated with a plurality of applications to create a blended image, and transmit the blended image to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Mazzola
  • Patent number: 10104387
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a received JPEG image compression format image includes one or more minimum coded units (ICUs). Each MCU is decoded using an image compression format decoder. Each decoded MCU is then split into multiple decoded subblocks. Each decoded subblock can then be encoded into texture compression format using a texture compression format encoder. Each encoded texture compression format subblock can then be passed to a graphical processing unit (GPU) for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Moguillansky, Anthony Mazzola
  • Patent number: 9952650
    Abstract: A processing system with multiple processors is switchable between two modes of operation dynamically: symmetrical multi-processing (SMP) and asymmetrical multi-processing (ASMP). The system uses certain criteria to determine when to switch to improve the power consumption or performance. A controller enables control and fast-switching between the two modes. Upon receipt of a switching command to switch between SMP and ASMP, a series or sequence of actions are performed to control voltage supplies and CPU/memory clocks to the multiple processors and cache memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Chen, Tongzeng Yang, Anthony Mazzola
  • Publication number: 20170329514
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an application is executed on a mobile device, causing generation of application graphical output in an application layer. The application layer is rendered on a touchscreen display. A first gesture of a user is detected, and in response to the first gesture a viewfinder layer is generated, the viewfinder layer containing real-time image data from the embedded camera via a camera service. A composite of the application layer, the viewfinder layer, and a transparency mask is rendered so that a portion of the viewfinder layer is visible and a portion of the application layer is visible on the touchscreen display at the same time. Then a second gesture by the user is detected, and in response to the second gesture, viewfinder data from the viewfinder layer is captured and the viewfinder layer and transparency mask are removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Robert McCarthy, Anthony Mazzola
  • Patent number: 9766803
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an application is executed on a mobile device, causing generation of application graphical output in an application layer. The application layer is rendered on a touchscreen display. A first gesture of a user is detected, and in response to the first gesture a viewfinder layer is generated, the viewfinder layer containing real-time image data from the embedded camera via a camera service. A composite of the application layer, the viewfinder layer, and a transparency mask is rendered so that a portion of the viewfinder layer is visible and a portion of the application layer is visible on the touchscreen display at the same time. Then a second gesture by the user is detected, and in response to the second gesture, viewfinder data from the viewfinder layer is captured and the viewfinder layer and transparency mask are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McCarthy, Anthony Mazzola
  • Publication number: 20170212592
    Abstract: A method includes dividing a display of an electronic device into multiple regions defined by vertices, calculating time varying positions for each vertex relative to a z dimension, and composing a screen for the display that includes the varying positions for each vertex to create an animated display distortion. The distortion may occur in association with haptic effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventor: Anthony Mazzola
  • Publication number: 20170201758
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a received JPEG image compression format image includes one or more minimum coded units (ICUs). Each MCU is decoded using an image compression format decoder. Each decoded MCU is then split into multiple decoded subblocks. Each decoded subblock can then be encoded into texture compression format using a texture compression format encoder. Each encoded texture compression format subblock can then be passed to a graphical processing unit (GPU) for processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Jeff Moguillansky, Anthony Mazzola
  • Publication number: 20170192666
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an application is executed on a mobile device, causing generation of application graphical output in an application layer. The application layer is rendered on a touchscreen display. A first gesture of a user is detected, and in response to the first gesture a viewfinder layer is generated, the viewfinder layer containing real-time image data from the embedded camera via a camera service. A composite of the application layer, the viewfinder layer, and a transparency mask is rendered so that a portion of the viewfinder layer is visible and a portion of the application layer is visible on the touchscreen display at the same time. Then a second gesture by the user is detected, and in response to the second gesture, viewfinder data from the viewfinder layer is captured and the viewfinder layer and transparency mask are removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Robert McCarthy, Anthony Mazzola
  • Patent number: 9563006
    Abstract: A lighting assembly includes a light guide to propagate light by total internal reflection. A reflector adjacent the second major surface of the light guide includes a reflective surface to reflect extracted light back into the light guide. An anti-wetting component is interposed between the light guide and the reflector and includes opposed major surfaces. At least one of the major surfaces of the anti-wetting component has a high surface roughness. The anti-wetting component is configured to redirect light transmitted therethrough such that an intensity profile of the light output from the first major surface of the light guide is uniform among a first location where the anti-wetting component is in contact with the light guide and the reflector and a second location where the anti-wetting component is not in contact with at least one of the light guide and the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Rambus Delaware LLC
    Inventors: Kevin L. Ballard, Anthony Mazzola, Tyra S. Bulson, Kurt Starkey
  • Publication number: 20160337568
    Abstract: Various disclosed embodiments include methods and systems that automatically adjust camera functions of an electronic device to provide improved image quality by determining whether the electronic device is being operated indoors or outdoors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Robert McCarthy, Anthony Mazzola
  • Publication number: 20160335987
    Abstract: A method comprising receiving sensor data from a sensor, obtaining image data from a graphical effects shader based on the sensor data, blending the image data with a plurality of application surfaces to create a blended image, and transmitting the blended image to a display. The method may further comprise blending a color image with the blended image in response to a reduction in ambient light. Also disclosed is a mobile node (MN) comprising a sensor configured to generate sensor data, a display device, and a processor coupled to the sensor and the device display, wherein the processor is configured to receive the sensor data, obtain image data generated by a graphical effects shader based on the sensor data, blend the image data with an application surface associated with a plurality of applications to create a blended image, and transmit the blended image to the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventor: Anthony Mazzola
  • Patent number: 9407829
    Abstract: Various disclosed embodiments include methods and systems that automatically adjust camera functions of an electronic device to provide improved image quality by determining whether the electronic device is being operated indoors or outdoors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McCarthy, Anthony Mazzola
  • Publication number: 20160205305
    Abstract: Various disclosed embodiments include methods and systems that automatically adjust camera functions of an electronic device to provide improved image quality by determining whether the electronic device is being operated indoors or outdoors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Robert McCarthy, Anthony Mazzola
  • Publication number: 20160109921
    Abstract: A processing system with multiple processors is switchable between two modes of operation dynamically: symmetrical multi-processing (SMP) and asymmetrical multi-processing (ASMP). The system uses certain criteria to determine when to switch to improve the power consumption or performance. A controller enables control and fast-switching between the two modes. Upon receipt of a switching command to switch between SMP and ASMP, a series or sequence of actions are performed to control voltage supplies and CPU/memory clocks to the multiple processors and cache memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Wei Chen, Tongzeng Yang, Anthony Mazzola
  • Publication number: 20150226902
    Abstract: A lighting assembly includes a light guide to propagate light by total internal reflection. A reflector adjacent the second major surface of the light guide includes a reflective surface to reflect extracted light back into the light guide. An anti-wetting component is interposed between the light guide and the reflector and includes opposed major surfaces. At least one of the major surfaces of the anti-wetting component has a high surface roughness. The anti-wetting component is configured to redirect light transmitted therethrough such that an intensity profile of the light output from the first major surface of the light guide is uniform among a first location where the anti-wetting component is in contact with the light guide and the reflector and a second location where the anti-wetting component is not in contact with at least one of the light guide and the reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin L. Ballard, Anthony Mazzola, Tyra S. Bulson, Kurt Starkey