Patents by Inventor Zoe Wood

Zoe Wood 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).

  • Publication number: 20070296719
    Abstract: Techniques and tools for mesh processing are described. For example, a multi-chart geometry image represents arbitrary surfaces on object models. The multi-chart geometry image is created by resampling a surface onto a regular 2D grid, using a flexible atlas construction to map the surface piecewise onto charts of arbitrary shape. This added flexibility reduces parameterization distortion and thus provides greater geometric fidelity, particularly for shapes with long extremities, high genus, or disconnected components. As another example, zippering creates a watertight surface on reconstructed triangle meshes. The zippering unifies discrete paths of samples along chart boundaries to form the watertight mesh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Pedro Sander, Zoe Wood, Steven Gortler, John Snyder, Hugues Hoppe
  • Publication number: 20050151733
    Abstract: Techniques and tools for mesh processing are described. For example, a multi-chart geometry image represents arbitrary surfaces on object models. The multi-chart geometry image is created by resampling a surface onto a regular 2D grid, using a flexible atlas construction to map the surface piecewise onto charts of arbitrary shape. This added flexibility reduces parameterization distortion and thus provides greater geometric fidelity, particularly for shapes with long extremities, high genus, or disconnected components. As another example, zippering creates a watertight surface on reconstructed triangle meshes. The zippering unifies discrete paths of samples along chart boundaries to form the watertight mesh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: Pedro Sander, Zoe Wood, Steven Gortler, John Snyder, Hugues Hoppe