Patents by Inventor Jinman Kang

Jinman Kang 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: 11290704
    Abstract: A method and corresponding system for reconstructing the surface geometry of a three-dimensional object is disclosed. The system comprises a cluster of heterogeneous sensors, including a two-dimensional high-resolution camera and a three-dimensional depth camera, and a turntable operable to rotate incrementally. In operation, the turntable is rotated to first and second positions and two-dimensional and three-dimensional data sets are obtained using the two-dimensional high-resolution camera and the three-dimensional depth camera. Corresponding features from the two-dimensional data sets are identified and used to identify the same corresponding features in the three-dimensional data sets. The three-dimensional corresponding features are used to calculate a three-dimensional homography, which is used to align the three-dimensional data sets. Following alignment, a three-dimensional mesh is generated from the aligned data sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jinman Kang, Ben Wynne, David Bradley Short, Christopher S Tanner
  • Patent number: 11178391
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to examples of color calibration of image handling units. In an example, color settings of a flash light unit of a projector unit of a computing system may be calibrated with reference to a target calibration point. The flash light unit may function as an illumination source for an image capturing unit of the computing system. Further, based on the target calibration point and an image captured by the image capturing unit under illumination provided by the flash light unit, the color settings of the image capturing unit may be calibrated to synchronize the color settings of the image capturing unit to the color settings of the flash light unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jinman Kang, Santiago Garcia-Reyero Vinas, Robert L Mueller, Ben Wynne, Amit A Marathe
  • Patent number: 10884546
    Abstract: A projection system includes a video projector to project images having an image region on a surface having a border area associated with the surface, and a processing system including a graphical processing unit to evaluate the border area and the projected image region, the graphical processing unit to transform the projected image region into an aligned projected image region coinciding with the border area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Santiago Garcia-Reyero Vinas, Jinman Kang, David Bradley Short
  • Patent number: 10877597
    Abstract: Examples relate to improving unintended touch rejection. The examples disclosed herein enable selecting, from a plurality of available modes of unintended touch rejection, a first mode of unintended touch rejection, capturing a first set of data associated with the first mode responsive to a touch being recognized at a touch-enabled surface of the system, and determining whether the recognized touch was intended based on the first set of data and a first set of criteria associated with the first mode of unintended touch rejection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jinman Kang, David Bradley Short, Immanuel Amo
  • Patent number: 10852396
    Abstract: Examples relate to a turntable peripheral for three dimensional (3D) scanning. In some examples, 3D scan data of a real-world object is obtained while the object is rotated by the turntable peripheral. Positioning commands are sent to the turntable peripheral to rotate the object. The 3D scan data is collected while the turntable peripheral is in an untilted and/or tilted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Bradley Short, Jinman Kang, Stephen George Miller, Jordi Morillo Peres, Eric Monsef, Ben Wynne, Matthew Leck, Daniel Jordan Kayser, Eddie Licitra, Christopher S Tanner
  • Patent number: 10852403
    Abstract: Examples relate to three-dimensional (3D) scan tuning. In some examples, preliminary scan data is obtained while the real-world object is continuously rotated in view of a 3D scanning device, where the 3D scanning device performs a prescan to collect the preliminary scan data. The preliminary scan data is then used to determine physical characteristics of the real-world object, and a camera operating mode of the 3D scanning device is modified based on the physical characteristics. At this stage, 3D scan data for generating a 3D model of the real-world object is obtained, where the 3D scanning device scans the real-world object according to the camera operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Jinman Kang
  • Patent number: 10735718
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to data storage in a computing system. In an example, the computing system includes a projector unit including a projector memory. The projector memory may store calibration data pertaining to a plurality of components of the computing system in the projector memory. The plurality of components may include the projector unit and a display unit. Further, the calibration data corresponds to information pertaining to calibrations performed during factory calibration of each of the plurality of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jinman Kang, Ben Wynne, Amit A Marathe
  • Patent number: 10725586
    Abstract: An example method is provided for presentation of a digital image of an object. The method comprises aligning a plurality of sensors with a projector unit, receiving, from a sensor of the plurality of sensors, an image of an object on a surface, detecting features of the object, and presenting the image on the surface based on the features of the object. The features include location and dimensions, wherein dimensions of the image match the dimensions of the object and location of the image overlap with the location of the object on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Bradley Short, Jinman Kang, Ruth Ann Lim
  • Patent number: 10664090
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to projecting onto a touch-sensitive surface a projection image having projected regions corresponding to target and non-target touch regions. Examples include a computing system having a touch-sensitive surface, and a camera to capture an image representing an object disposed between the camera and the touch-sensitive surface. The computing system may also include a detection engine to identify, based at least on the object represented in the image, at least one touch region of the touch-sensitive surface, and to generate a projection image including a projected region corresponding to the touch region, and a projector to project the projection image onto the touch-sensitive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jinman Kang, Jordi Morillo Peres, David Bradley Short
  • Patent number: 10664100
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to detecting misalignment of a touch sensitive mat. Examples include detecting corners of the touch sensitive mat, determining a set of reference corners, performing a comparison of the detected corners of the mat with the set of reference corners, and determining a level of misalignment based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Yun Tang, Jinman Kang, David Bradley Short, Daniel R Tretter, Kar Han Tan, Amit A Marathe
  • Patent number: 10666840
    Abstract: A method includes receiving data representing an image captured of an object disposed on a surface in the presence of illumination by a flash light. The technique includes processing the data to identify an object type associated with the object and further processing the data based at least in part on the identified object type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jinman Kang, Kar-Han Tan, David Bradley Short, Daniel R Tretter
  • Patent number: 10623649
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided for alignment of a camera based on an image captured by the camera. The camera can, for example, be supported by a support structure to face towards an image alignment reference marker such that an image captured by the camera contains the marker. The camera can, for example, be rotatably aligned relative to the marker to an aligned position based on the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert L Mueller, Jinman Kang, Santiago Garcia-Reyero Vinas
  • Patent number: 10607397
    Abstract: Examples relate to capturing and processing three dimensional (3D) scan data. In some examples, 3D scan data of a real-world object is obtained while the real-world object is repositioned in a number of orientations, where the 3D scan data includes 3D scan passes that are each associated with one of the orientations. A projector is used to project a visual cue related to a position of the real-world object as the real-world object is repositioned at each of the orientations. The 3D scan passes are stitched to generate a 3D model of the real-world object, where a real-time representation of the 3D model is shown on a display as each of the 3D scan passes is incorporated into the 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Bradley Short, Stephen George Miller, Jordi Morillo Peres, Jinman Kang, Patricia Panqueva, Matthew Leck, Daniel Jordan Kayser, Eddie Licitra
  • Patent number: 10599267
    Abstract: Examples relate to improving unintended touch rejection. In this manner, the examples disclosed herein enable recognizing a touch on a touch-sensitive surface, capturing a set of data related to the touch, wherein the set of data comprises a set of spatial features relating to a shape of the touch over a set of time intervals, and determining whether the recognized touch was intended based on a comparison of a first shape of the touch at a first time interval of the set of time intervals and a second shape of the touch at a second time interval of the set of time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Jinman Kang
  • Patent number: 10423569
    Abstract: Examples of a system, method, and machine-readable non-transitory storage medium including instructions executable by a processor are disclosed herein. An example of the machine-readable non-transitory storage medium includes instructions executable by a processor to allow selection of a capture mode of a sensor module to record still images and/or a video mode of the sensor module to record video, retrieve default calibrated sensor module settings from a persistent memory, allow creation of at least one user defined sensor module setting that differs from one of the default calibrated sensor module settings, and utilize the at least one user defined sensor module setting along with the remaining default calibrated sensor module settings with the selected sensor module mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jinman Kang, Amit A Marathe
  • Patent number: 10379680
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein describe, among other things, a computing system. The computing system may in some examples include a touch-sensitive surface, a display, and at least one camera to capture an image representing an object disposed between the camera and the touch-sensitive surface. The computing system may also include a detection engine to determine, based at least on the image, display coordinates, where the display coordinates may correspond to the object's projection onto the touch-sensitive surface, and the display is not parallel to the touch-sensitive surface. In some examples, the detection engine is also to display an object indicator at the determined display coordinates on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jinman Kang, Jordi Morillo Peres, David Bradley Short
  • Publication number: 20190196655
    Abstract: Examples relate to improving unintended touch rejection. In this manner, the examples disclosed herein enable recognizing a touch on a touch-sensitive surface, capturing a set of data related to the touch, wherein the set of data comprises a set of spatial features relating to a shape of the touch over a set of time intervals, and determining whether the recognized touch was intended based on a comparison of a first shape of the touch at a first time interval of the set of time intervals and a second shape of the touch at a second time interval of the set of time intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventor: Jinman Kang
  • Patent number: 10324563
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to identifying a target touch region of a touch-sensitive surface based on an image. Examples include a touch input detected at a location of a touch-sensitive surface, an image representing an object disposed between a camera that captures the image and the touch-sensitive surface, identifying a target touch region of a touch-sensitive surface based on an image, and rejecting the detected touch input when the location of the detected touch input is not within any of the at least one identified target touch region of the touch-sensitive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Daniel R Tretter, Jinman Kang, Kar Han Tan, Wei Hong, Bradley N Suggs, David Bradley Short, Otto Sievert
  • Patent number: 10318077
    Abstract: A system includes a sensor to capture multiple images of a portion of a first object illuminated by coherent illumination and a time of capture of each of the images; and a processor to compare two images of the multiple images to identify one or more touch points. Each touch point has a difference in value between the two images that is greater than a threshold. Upon determining a spatial shape formed by the identified touch points that corresponds to a pointing end of a pointing object, the system provides at least one of: i) a touch location of the pointing end relative to the first object, where the touch location is based on the spatial shape formed by the identified touch points, or ii) the time of capture of a second image of the two images that produced the spatial shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kar-Han Tan, David Bradley Short, Jinman Kang
  • Patent number: 10318023
    Abstract: Data is captured by an image capture device of an input object that has a first retroreflective pattern and a second, different retroreflective pattern on a surface of the input object. A position of the input object in three dimensions is determined based on the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Bradley Short, Jinman Kang, Ben Wynne, Jamie Etcheson