Patents by Inventor Hugues Herve Hoppe

Hugues Herve Hoppe 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: 9858965
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to generating an output video loop from an input video that includes values at pixels over a time range. Respective input time intervals within the time range of the input video are determined for the pixels by performing an optimization. The optimization can be performed to assign the input time intervals at a first level of resolution, while terms of an objective function use a finer, second level of resolution. An input time interval for a particular pixel includes a per-pixel loop period of a single, contiguous loop at the particular pixel within the time range from the input video. The input time intervals can be temporally scaled based on per-pixel loop periods and an output video loop period. The output video loop is created based on the values at the pixels over the input time intervals for the pixels in the input video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Hugues Herve Hoppe, Jing Liao, Mark Thomas Finch, III
  • Publication number: 20170117016
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to generating an output video loop from an input video that includes values at pixels over a time range. Respective input time intervals within the time range of the input video are determined for the pixels by performing an optimization. The optimization can be performed to assign the input time intervals at a first level of resolution, while terms of an objective function use a finer, second level of resolution. An input time interval for a particular pixel includes a per-pixel loop period of a single, contiguous loop at the particular pixel within the time range from the input video. The input time intervals can be temporally scaled based on per-pixel loop periods and an output video loop period. The output video loop is created based on the values at the pixels over the input time intervals for the pixels in the input video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Hugues Herve Hoppe, Jing Liao, Mark Thomas Finch, III
  • Patent number: 7889275
    Abstract: A photo illumination technology that facilitates user selectable illumination of an existing photo ranging from full artificial flash illumination to ambient light illumination and every gradation between. The technology in one embodiment employs a digital camera feature that captures two photos hundredths of a second apart where one photo is captured in concert with a flash and one is captured with no flash. Compensations are made to reconcile any movement of the subject matter that may have occurred between the two photos and the user is presented with the infinite gradations of illumination on the subject matter when selecting a photo for display or printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corp.
    Inventors: Hugues Herve Hoppe, Kentaro Toyama
  • Patent number: 7573474
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for optimizing the geometric stretch of a parametrization scheme. Given an arbitrary mesh, the systems and methods construct a progressive mesh (PM) such that all meshes in the PM sequence share a common texture parametrization. The systems and methods minimize geometric stretch, i.e., small texture distances mapped onto large surface distances, to balance sampling rates over all locations and directions on the surface. The systems and methods also minimize texture deviation, i.e., “slippage” error based on parametric correspondence, to obtain accurate textured mesh approximations. The technique(s) begin by partitioning the mesh into charts using planarity and compactness heuristics. Then, the technique(s) proceed by creating a stretch-minimizing parametrization within each chart, and by resizing the charts based on the resulting stretch. Then, the technique(s) simplify the mesh while respecting the chart boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hugues Herve Hoppe, John Michael Snyder, Pedro Vieira Sander, Steven Jacob Gortler
  • Patent number: 7425954
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for optimizing a parametrization scheme in accordance with information about the surface signal. A surface parametrization is created to store a given surface signal into a texture image. The signal-specialized metric of the invention minimizes signal approximation error, i.e., the difference between the original surface signal and its reconstruction from the sampled texture. A signal-stretch parametrization metric is derived based on a Taylor expansion of signal error. For fast evaluation, the metric of the invention is pre-integrated over the surface as a metric tensor. The resulting parametrizations have increased texture resolution in surface regions with greater signal detail. Compared to traditional geometric parametrizations, the number of texture samples can often be reduced by a significant factor for a desired signal accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hugues Herve Hoppe, John Michael Snyder, Pedro Vieira Sander, Steven Jacob Gortler
  • Patent number: 7262769
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for optimizing the geometric stretch of a parametrization scheme. Given an arbitrary mesh, the systems and methods construct a progressive mesh (PM) such that all meshes in the PM sequence share a common texture parametrization. The systems and methods minimize geometric stretch, i.e., small texture distances mapped onto large surface distances, to balance sampling rates over all locations and directions on the surface. The systems and methods also minimize texture deviation, i.e., “slippage” error based on parametric correspondence, to obtain accurate textured mesh approximations. The technique(s) begin by partitioning the mesh into charts using planarity and compactness heuristics. Then, the technique(s) proceed by creating a stretch-minimizing parametrization within each chart, and by resizing the charts based on the resulting stretch. Then, the technique(s) simplify the mesh while respecting the chart boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hugues Herve Hoppe, John Michael Snyder, Pedro Vieira Sander, Steven Jacob Gortler
  • Patent number: 7230623
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for optimizing the geometric stretch of a parametrization scheme. Given an arbitrary mesh, the systems and methods construct a progressive mesh (PM) such that all meshes in the PM sequence share a common texture parametrization. The systems and methods minimize geometric stretch, i.e., small texture distances mapped onto large surface distances, to balance sampling rates over all locations and directions on the surface. The systems and methods also minimize texture deviation, i.e., “slippage” error based on parametric correspondence, to obtain accurate textured mesh approximations. The technique(s) begin by partitioning the mesh into charts using planarity and compactness heuristics. Then, the technique(s) proceed by creating a stretch-minimizing parametrization within each chart, and by resizing the charts based on the resulting stretch. Then, the technique(s) simplify the mesh while respecting the chart boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hugues Herve Hoppe, John Michael Snyder, Pedro Vieira Sander, Steven Jacob Gortier
  • Patent number: 7224358
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for optimizing the geometric stretch of a parametrization scheme. Given an arbitrary mesh, the systems and methods construct a progressive mesh (PM) such that all meshes in the PM sequence share a common texture parametrization. The systems and methods minimize geometric stretch, i.e., small texture distances mapped onto large surface distances, to balance sampling rates over all locations and directions on the surface. The systems and methods also minimize texture deviation, i.e., “slippage” error based on parametric correspondence, to obtain accurate textured mesh approximations. The technique(s) begin by partitioning the mesh into charts using planarity and compactness heuristics. Then, the technique(s) proceed by creating a stretch-minimizing parametrization within each chart, and by resizing the charts based on the resulting stretch. Then, the technique(s) simplify the mesh while respecting the chart boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Crporation
    Inventors: Hugues Herve Hoppe, John Michael Snyder, Pedro Vieira Sander, Steven Jacob Gortler
  • Patent number: 7218322
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing a fine-to-coarse look ahead in connection with parametrization in a graphics system. The use of a variety of parametrization metrics may be supplemented and improved by the fine-to-coarse look ahead techniques of the invention. First, the metric of a parametrization is minimized using a coarse-to-fine hierarchical solver, and then accelerated with a fine-to-coarse propagation. The resulting parametrizations have increased texture resolution in surface regions with greater signal detail at all levels of detail in the progressive mesh sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hugues Herve Hoppe, John Michael Snyder, Pedro Vieira Sander, Steven Jacob Gortler
  • Patent number: 7071936
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for optimizing a parametrization scheme in accordance with information about the surface signal. A surface parametrization is created to store a given surface signal into a texture image. The signal-specialized metric of the invention minimizes signal approximation error, i.e., the difference between the original surface signal and its reconstruction from the sampled texture. A signal-stretch parametrization metric is derived based on a Taylor expansion of signal error. For fast evaluation, the metric of the invention is pre-integrated over the surface as a metric tensor. The resulting parametrizations have increased texture resolution in surface regions with greater signal detail. Compared to traditional geometric parametrizations, the number of texture samples can often be reduced by a significant factor for a desired signal accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hugues Herve Hoppe, John Michael Snyder, Pedro Vieira Sander, Steven Jacob Gortler
  • Patent number: 6982714
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing a fine-to-coarse look ahead in connection with parametrization in a graphics system. The use of a variety of parametrization metrics may be supplemented and improved by the fine-to-coarse look ahead techniques of the invention. First, the metric of a parametrization is minimized using a coarse-to-fine hierarchical solver, and then accelerated with a fine-to-coarse propagation. The resulting parametrizations have increased texture resolution in surface regions with greater signal detail at all levels of detail in the progressive mesh sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hugues Herve Hoppe, John Michael Snyder, Pedro Vieira Sander, Steven Jacob Gortler
  • Patent number: 6850233
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for optimizing the geometric stretch of a parametrization scheme. Given an arbitrary mesh, the systems and methods construct a progressive mesh (PM) such that all meshes in the PM sequence share a common texture parametrization. The systems and methods minimize geometric stretch, i.e., small texture distances mapped onto large surface distances, to balance sampling rates over all locations and directions on the surface. The systems and methods also minimize texture deviation, i.e., “slippage” error based on parametric correspondence, to obtain accurate textured mesh approximations. The technique(s) begin by partitioning the mesh into charts using planarity and compactness heuristics. Then, the technique(s) proceed by creating a stretch-minimizing parametrization within each chart, and by resizing the charts based on the resulting stretch. Then, the technique(s) simplify the mesh while respecting the chart boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hugues Herve Hoppe, John Michael Snyder, Pedro Vieira Sander, Steven Jacob Gortler
  • Publication number: 20040145674
    Abstract: A photo illumination technology that facilitates user selectable illumination of an existing photo ranging from full artificial flash illumination to ambient light illumination and every gradation between. The technology in one embodiment employs a digital camera feature that captures two photos hundredths of a second apart where one photo is captured in concert with a flash and one is captured with no flash. Compensations are made to reconcile any movement of the subject matter that may have occurred between the two photos and the user is presented with the infinite gradations of illumination on the subject matter when selecting a photo for display or printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventors: Hugues Herve Hoppe, Kentaro Toyama
  • Publication number: 20030206177
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing a fine-to-coarse look ahead in connection with parametrization in a graphics system. The use of a variety of parametrization metrics may be supplemented and improved by the fine-to-coarse look ahead techniques of the invention. First, the metric of a parametrization is minimized using a coarse-to-fine hierarchical solver, and then accelerated with a fine-to-coarse propagation. The resulting parametrizations have increased texture resolution in surface regions with greater signal detail at all levels of detail in the progressive mesh sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hugues Herve Hoppe, John Michael Snyder, Pedro Vieira Sander, Steven Jacob Gortler
  • Publication number: 20030206178
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for optimizing a parametrization scheme in accordance with information about the surface signal. A surface parametrization is created to store a given surface signal into a texture image. The signal-specialized metric of the invention minimizes signal approximation error, i.e., the difference between the original surface signal and its reconstruction from the sampled texture. A signal-stretch parametrization metric is derived based on a Taylor expansion of signal error. For fast evaluation, the metric of the invention is pre-integrated over the surface as a metric tensor. The resulting parametrizations have increased texture resolution in surface regions with greater signal detail. Compared to traditional geometric parametrizations, the number of texture samples can often be reduced by a significant factor for a desired signal accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hugues Herve Hoppe, John Michael Snyder, Pedro Vieira Sander, Steven Jacob Gortler
  • Publication number: 20030206165
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for optimizing the geometric stretch of a parametrization scheme. Given an arbitrary mesh, the systems and methods construct a progressive mesh (PM) such that all meshes in the PM sequence share a common texture parametrization. The systems and methods minimize geometric stretch, i.e., small texture distances mapped onto large surface distances, to balance sampling rates over all locations and directions on the surface. The systems and methods also minimize texture deviation, i.e., “slippage” error based on parametric correspondence, to obtain accurate textured mesh approximations. The technique(s) begin by partitioning the mesh into charts using planarity and compactness heuristics. Then, the technique(s) proceed by creating a stretch-minimizing parametrization within each chart, and by resizing the charts based on the resulting stretch. Then, the technique(s) simplify the mesh while respecting the chart boundaries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hugues Herve Hoppe, John Michael Snyder, Pedro Vieira Sander, Steven Jacob Gortler