Including Orientation Sensors (e.g., Infrared, Ultrasonic, Remotely Controlled) Patents (Class 345/158)
  • Patent number: 10152950
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes an image capturing device, a storage unit, a processing unit and a display device. The image capturing device captures a user image. The storage unit stores display contents. The processing unit identifies facial feature locations of the user image, and determines a vertical skew angle according to the facial feature locations. The processing unit further adjusts the display contents to a deformed image according to the vertical skew angle. The display device displays the deformed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chia-Chang Hou
  • Patent number: 10150032
    Abstract: A device for enabling user control for interfacing with a video game is provided, including the following: a projector for projecting a radiation pattern; a camera for capturing images of the projected radiation pattern; an image processor configured to process the captured images for identification of the projected radiation pattern; a transceiver configured to communicate with a game console that executes the video game, the transceiver configured to transmit data generated by the image processor to the game console, such that a position of the device is determined based on the captured images of the radiation pattern, the determined position of the device being utilized to update a state of the executing video game at the game console; a harness for attaching the device to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Mao, Noam Rimon
  • Patent number: 10146303
    Abstract: A method to provide visual feedback for gazed-based user-interface navigation includes presenting, on a display, a first image representing a digital object available for user interaction, recognizing a user gaze axis, and computing a point of intersection of the user gaze axis through the first image. An offset distance between the point of intersection and a reference position of the first image then recognized, and a second image is presented on the display. The second image is presented displaced from the point of intersection by an amount dependent on the offset distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Alberto Cerriteno, Aaron Chandler Jeromin, Megan Saunders, Dan Osborn, Adam Christopher Heaney, Forest Woodcroft Gouin, James Nakashima, Patrick Ryan
  • Patent number: 10148808
    Abstract: Speech generating devices, communication systems, and methods for communicating using the devices and systems are disclosed herein. In certain examples, the speech generating device includes a display device and an input device configured to generate a communication to be displayed on the display device, wherein the speech generating device is configured to allow a user to select between playing the generated communication through a speaker and transmitting the generated communication via a communication network to a computing device separate from the speech generating device. In certain examples, the computing device may be designated with other computing devices of other conversation partners within a conversation group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jon Campbell, Ann Paradiso, Jay Beavers, Mira E. Shah, Meredith Morris, Alexander Fiannaca, Harish Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10144383
    Abstract: A steering assembly includes a steering wheel and display interface. The steering wheel has an airbag module disposed within a hub of the steering wheel. The display interface is disposed on the steering wheel over the airbag module. The display interface has a first display segment disposed adjacent to a second display segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joen C. Bodtker, John F. Schulz
  • Patent number: 10139916
    Abstract: This document describes techniques using, and devices embodying, wide-field radar-based gesture recognition. These techniques and devices can enable a great breadth of gestures and uses for those gestures, such as gestures to use, control, and interact with computing and non-computing devices, from software applications to refrigerators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Ivan Poupyrev
  • Patent number: 10134188
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and methods for displaying virtual or augmented reality are generally described herein. An image of a user may be captured using a camera. Real space in the image may be mapped and a first orientation may be determined relative to a static portion of the user, using the image. A first portion of a virtual reality image may be displayed on a display screen. In response to determining a second orientation of the device relative to the static portion of the user, a second portion of the virtual reality image may be displayed on a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Bradford H. Needham
  • Patent number: 10133476
    Abstract: A method for controlling a screen of a user terminal includes the follows. A touch operation on a screen is detected in a black screen state. When a preset condition is met, the screen is controlled to switch from the black screen state to a bright screen state in which the screen brightness is the target brightness value. A user terminal is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianlin Li, Yuanqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 10135950
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for creating a cinematic storytelling experience using network-addressable technologies. A user sends a request through a client application to retrieve a story from a story database on a server facility. The client device downloads from the server facility the story, a corresponding lexicon, and a set of coordination instructions. Responsive to the user beginning narration of the selected story, a client or a server application detects and interprets the user input and compares the input to a limited set of keywords contained in the lexicon and associated with a specific coordination instruction. When the application detects recitation of a keyword associated with a coordination instruction, the application directs the corresponding network-addressable device to carry out the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Rothera, Scott D. Lange, Jennifer Drop
  • Patent number: 10129471
    Abstract: A method for detecting a location of a laser point on a screen includes acquiring a first image frame captured by a first camera among N cameras; detecting whether a first laser point exists in the first image frame; and when the first laser point exists in the first image frame, and no laser point exists in an image frame captured by another camera except the first camera among the N cameras, using the first laser point as the laser point on the screen, and acquiring information about a location of the first laser point on the screen. In the present application, images captured by all cameras do not need to be fused first; instead, laser point detection is performed directly on a captured image frame. This greatly improves efficiency of the laser point detection and improves detection accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhaoxiang Liu, Shiguo Lian
  • Patent number: 10120463
    Abstract: A forward pointing direction associated with a handheld device is estimated or determined by, for example, calculating a center of rotation of the device. A resultant combined or selected bias estimate may then be used to compensate the biased output of the sensor in, e.g., a 3D pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: IDHL Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Liberty, Bryan A. Cook
  • Patent number: 10122949
    Abstract: This camera unit (14) comprises a high-resolution rolling shutter camera (16) and one or several low-resolution global shutter cameras (18), for example monochromic spectral cameras. All the cameras are oriented in the same direction and are able to be triggered together to collect simultaneously a high-resolution image (I0) and at least one low-resolution image (I1-I4) of a same scene viewed by the drone. Image processing means (22) determine the distortions of the wobble type present in the high-resolution image and absent from the low-resolution images, and combine the high-resolution image (I0) and the low-resolution images (I1-I4) to deliver as an output a high-resolution image (I?0) corrected for these distortions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Parrot Drones
    Inventor: Eng Hong Sron
  • Patent number: 10117748
    Abstract: Presented are methods and systems for determining, monitoring, and displaying the relative positioning of two rigid bodies during surgery. In particular, the present disclosure relates to methods and systems for positioning a prosthesis relative to a bone during a surgery as well as to systems and methods for verifying resulting relative positioning of adjacent bones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTELLIJOINT SURGICAL INC.
    Inventors: Richard Tyler Fanson, Andre Novomir Hladio, Armen Garo Bakirtzian
  • Patent number: 10114533
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a connection unit, a processing execution unit, a setting unit, and a controller. The connection unit is capable of connecting input apparatuses that output operation information for executing an operation for an image displayed on a screen. The processing execution unit is capable of executing processing corresponding to the operation information on the image. The setting unit sets one of the input apparatuses as a main input apparatus, and sets the other input apparatuses as secondary input apparatuses. The controller performs control such that execution of the processing for the image by the processing execution unit based on the operation information from the input apparatus set as the main input apparatus is validated, and execution of the processing for the image by the processing execution unit based on the operation information from the input apparatuses set as the secondary input apparatuses is invalidated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Kimoto, Shigeatsu Yoshioka, Yutaka Hasegawa, Masao Kondo
  • Patent number: 10114461
    Abstract: A tactile control system includes a control member configurable between a plurality of physical configurations and configured to receive manual input from a user. The tactile control system also includes a transducer coupled to the control member and configured to generate a signal based on the manual input from the user, and an actuator coupled to the transducer and the control member and configured to change the physical configuration of the control member based on the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10108612
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device has a touch sensitive screen and an accelerometer. A translator is to translate a word or phrase that is in a first human language and that is entered via a first virtual keyboard displayed on the touch sensitive screen, into a second human language. A translator is to cause the touch sensitive screen to display the translated word or phrase and a second virtual keyboard having characters in the second human language, in response to the accelerometer detecting a change in the physical orientation of the device or movement of the device. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Justin Gregg, Chad G. Seguin
  • Patent number: 10111228
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a wireless communication channel is selected based on signal quality metrics. In some aspects, a first wireless communication device receives a first set of signals based on wireless signals transmitted through a space on a set of wireless communication channels from a second wireless communication device. A signal quality metric value is computed for each wireless communication channel based on the first set of signals, and one of the wireless communication channels is selected based on a comparison of the signal quality metric values for the respective wireless communication channels. The first wireless communication device receives a second set of signals based on wireless signals transmitted through the space on the selected wireless communication channel from the second wireless communication device, and a motion detection process is executed to detect motion of an object in the space based on the second set of signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Cognitive Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Dustin Griesdorf, Stephen Arnold Devison, Mohammad Omer, Yunfeng Piao, Oleksiy Kravets, Tajinder Manku, Christopher Vytautas Olekas
  • Patent number: 10092832
    Abstract: An example game controller has a memory storing first and second operation times at which the operations onto the first and second operation members have been performed, and a first control circuit. The first control circuit transmits to a main body apparatus, a connection signal. The main body apparatus has a second control circuit. The second control circuit performs processing for establishing connection with the game controller in response to the connection signal, and transmits to the game controller, a request signal when the processing for establishing connection is completed. The first control circuit transmits the information on the operation time stored in the memory to the main body apparatus in response to the request signal. The second control circuit determines whether or not the operations satisfy a predetermined condition based on the operation time, and registers a first operation scheme when a result of determination is affirmative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiki Oizumi, Shumpei Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10097614
    Abstract: A system can include a base device and a satellite device configured to operate in an attached state and to operate in a detached state; circuitry that responds to a transition from the detached state to the attached state by establishing a wired communication session between the base device and the satellite device; circuitry that responds to a transition from the attached state to the detached state by establishing a wireless communication session between the base device and the satellite device; and circuitry that communicates information, via an established wired communication session in the attached state and via an established wireless communication session in the detached state, from the base device to the satellite device for rendering the communicated information to a display of the satellite device. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo PC International
    Inventors: Jennifer Greenwood Zawacki, Steven Richard Perrin, James Stephen Rutledge, Matthew Roper, Mark Charles Davis, Scott Edwards Kelso
  • Patent number: 10088896
    Abstract: Input VR imagery is received. Global motions as represented in the input VR imagery relative to a viewer of a virtual reality (VR) application is extracted. A dampening factor is applied to the global motions to generate dampened global motions. VR imagery to be rendered to the viewer at a time point is generated based on the input VR imagery and the dampened global motions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Daly, Grant Haverstock Mulliken
  • Patent number: 10088687
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising: a memory; a display unit; a communication unit; and at least one processor operatively coupled to the memory, the display unit, and the communication unit, configured to: output a light pattern by using one or more pixels that are part of the display unit; receive, via the communication unit, one or more signals that are transmitted by a wearable device in response to the light pattern; identify a screen display area corresponding to the wearable device based on respective positions of the one or more pixels and the one or more signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong-Hun Jeong, Tae-Seon Kim, Min-Young Kim, Tae-Kyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10088328
    Abstract: Navigation applications may utilize various input data to determine various navigation routes. One example method of operating may include providing at least one navigation instruction to a navigation device via a navigation application, detecting the at least one instruction via a detection application, obtaining an image of a physical object, performing a holo-acoustic object manipulation of the physical object, and providing a visual display of the holo-acoustic manipulation as an additional navigation instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet
  • Patent number: 10083544
    Abstract: A system for tracking a first electronic device, such as a handheld smartphone, in a virtual reality environment generated by a second electronic device, such as a head mounted display may include detection, by a camera included in one of the first electronic device or the second electronic device, of at least one visual marker included on the other of the first electronic device or the second electronic device. Features detected within the field of view corresponding to known features of the visual markers may be used to locate and track movement of the first electronic device relative to the second electronic device, so that movement of the second electronic device may be translated into an interaction in a virtual experience generated by the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Shiqi Chen, Zhaoyang Xu, Alexander James Faaborg
  • Patent number: 10078900
    Abstract: A method of providing display articulation support to a main processor of a computing device is disclosed. The method may include receiving display articulation data from a sensor at a sensor controller. The method may also include formatting, via the sensor controller, the display articulation data. The method may also include providing, via a single channel interface between the sensor controller and the main processor, the display articulation data to an operating system executed by the main processor. The method may also include communicating, via a driver executed by the operating system, the display articulation data to an application executed by the operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Trethewey, David M. Putzolu, Kelly Hammond
  • Patent number: 10078827
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, software, and devices, such as product scanners e.g., barcode scanners) enabled to detect item substitution fraud during a checkout process at facilities, such as retail outlets. One method embodiment that may be performed in part on a product scanner, includes detecting, on a point-of-sale (POS) terminal, an event occurrence associated with at least one validation process. The method may then receive an image from each of at least one camera of a plurality of cameras of the product scanner. The method further includes processing at least one of the received images according to the at least one validation process to obtain a result and providing the result to the POS terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Li, Sik Piu Kwan
  • Patent number: 10078366
    Abstract: A head mountable display (HMD) is provided that has a head motion detection function and one or more operations that depend upon detected head motion. Detected head motion is stored as motion data in memory. The way in which detected head motion is applied to a current operation depends upon the stored motion data. In one embodiment, the HMD includes a gaze detector configured to detect eye orientation of a user of the user so as to detect image regions at which the user is looking, and a detector configured to detect item data indicative of items represented by the detected image regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited
    Inventors: Jeremy David Ashforth, Simon Mark Benson, Simon John Hall, Darren Myatt
  • Patent number: 10078378
    Abstract: A position detection device includes a detection section adapted to detect an operation to a screen, a detection control section adapted to discriminate the pointing element with which the operation is performed, and then associate the operation with the pointing element, and a processing section adapted to process the operation associated with the pointing element out of the operations. In the case in which a first operation and a second operation, which is performed within a predetermined period of time before the first operation, with a single pointing element are detected, and a coordinate of the first operation and a coordinate of the second operation are located within a predetermined range, the detection control section determines the coordinate of the first operation as the same coordinate as the coordinate of the second operation. Further, the detection control section changes the predetermined range in accordance with the pointing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shun Imai
  • Patent number: 10075010
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the tablet connection system includes an attachment station configured to couple to a tablet, and a tablet attachment system configured to couple to the attachment station and the tablet. The attachment station includes a charging mechanism such that the attachment station is configured to charge the tablet and hold the tablet such that the tablet is positioned for viewing by a user. In one embodiment, the charging mechanism of the attachment station is configured to wirelessly charge the tablet that is coupled thereto. The tablet attachment system is configured to provide coupling between the tablet and the attachment station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: FARADAY & FUTURE INC.
    Inventors: Blake Rosengren, William Alan Beverley
  • Patent number: 10067576
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure provides a handheld pointer device and a tilt angle adjustment method thereof. The tilt angle adjustment method includes the following steps. Images corresponding to the position of a reference point are captured as the handheld pointer device pointing toward the reference point to generate a plurality of frames. Whether the reference point has substantially moved is subsequently determined based on the plurality of frames. When determines that the reference point has not substantially moved, causes an accelerometer unit of the handheld pointer device to detect the accelerations thereof over various axes so as to update a first tilt angle being used currently to a second tilt angle, accordingly. The handheld pointer device may thus accurately and efficiently calculate the relative position of the reference point with the appropriate tilt angle of the handheld pointer device used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Han-Ping Cheng, Chao-Chien Huang, Chia-Cheun Liang
  • Patent number: 10068362
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus includes a motion control unit that controls a movement of a character in a virtual space; a display unit that displays the character and a background, the background including an object; a detection unit that detects contact position information at which the object of the displayed background and a virtual body provided in the virtual space contact; and a specifying unit that specifies characteristic position information regarding a shape of the object of the background in accordance with the detected contact position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuishin Takafuji
  • Patent number: 10062303
    Abstract: This invention concerns the tracking of objects in video data for artificial vision; for instance for a bionic eye. More particularly, the invention concerns a vision enhancement apparatus for a vision-impaired user. In other aspects, the invention concerns a method for enhancing vision and software to perform the method. The image processor operates to process video data representing images of a scene. Automatically detect and track a user selected object, such as a face, in the images. And, automatically modify the video data, by reserving a user selected area of the displayed images for displaying the tracked object as a separate video tile within the scene. The separate video tile remains in the selected area despite movement of the camera relative to the scene, or movement of the user relative to the object or the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL ICT AUSTRALIA LIMITED
    Inventors: Nick Barnes, Chunhua Shen
  • Patent number: 10049494
    Abstract: A method for performing interaction based on augmented reality is provided. The method includes obtaining an image of a real scene photographed by a first terminal; obtaining a first location of the first terminal and a second location of a second terminal, the first location including geographical coordinate and orientation of the first terminal; matching the first location with the second location; displaying, on the image of the real scene photographed by the first terminal, information of successfully matched second terminal; and interacting according to the displayed information of the second terminal. By the method, an image is formed by photographing a real scene, and information of the successfully matched second terminal is displayed on the image of the real scene photographed by the first terminal; then interactions are performed according to needs. Furthermore, a system for performing interaction based on augmented reality is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhenwei Zhang, Ling Wang, Fen Xiao, Zhehui Wu
  • Patent number: 10049497
    Abstract: There is provided a display control device including a matching section configured to match a first image or sensor data output from a first imaging device or a sensor worn on a head of a first user, to a second image output from a second imaging device worn on a part other than the head of the first user, a sight estimation section configured to estimate a region corresponding to a sight of the first user in the second image, on the basis of a result of the matching, and a display control section configured to generate an image expressing the sight of the first user using the second image on the basis of a result of the estimation of the sight, and display the image expressing the sight of the first user toward a second user that is different from the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichi Kasahara, Junichi Rekimoto
  • Patent number: 10048805
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a left optical trackpad that, responsive to object sensing, outputs a left optical trackpad signal; a right optical trackpad that, responsive to object sensing, outputs a right optical trackpad signal; assignment circuitry that assigns a status to the optical trackpads that is a right hand dominant status or a left hand dominant status; and control circuitry that outputs one or more commands based at least in part on the status and at least one of the right optical trackpad signal and the left optical trackpad signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Julie Anne Gordon, James S. Rutledge, Bradley Park Strazisar, Aaron Michael Stewart, Jay Wesley Johnson
  • Patent number: 10048808
    Abstract: An input operation detection device to detect input operation input to an image includes a first and second imaging parts and a processor to detect input operation based on data acquired by the first and second imaging parts. The image is divided into first and second images. The optical axes of imaging optical systems of the first and second imaging parts intersect with the image at points on the same side as installation position sides of the corresponding imaging parts with respect to the center of the corresponding images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Masuda, Yasuhiro Nihei, Takeshi Ueda, Masahiro Itoh, Shu Takahashi, Takeshi Ogawa, Hiroaki Tanaka, Shiori Ohta
  • Patent number: 10044998
    Abstract: A projection apparatus includes a projection mode designation unit configured to designate one of a plurality of projection modes which designate at least one of a brightness and a color of the image which is projected by the projection unit; and a projection control unit configured to determine, based on the color information of the projection target surface acquired by the projection surface information acquisition unit and the projection mode designated by the projection mode designation unit, a gray scale range of each of colors constituting the image which is projected by the projection unit, and configured to cause the projection unit to project the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihide Takasu, Toru Takahama, Tetsuro Narikawa
  • Patent number: 10044712
    Abstract: A user may be authenticated to access an account, computing device, or other resource based on the user's gaze pattern and neural or other physiological response(s) to one or more images or other stimuli. When the user attempts to access the resource, a computing device may obtain login gaze tracking data and measurement of a physiological condition of the user at the time that the user is viewing an image or other stimulus. Based on comparison of the login gaze tracking data and the measurement of the physiological condition to a model, the computing device can determine whether to authenticate the user to access the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Gordon, Cem Keskin, Michael Betser
  • Patent number: 10042443
    Abstract: A wearable touch device comprising a carrier, a pattern emitting unit, an image acquisition unit, an image monitoring unit and a processing unit, the carrier is wearable, the pattern emitting unit emits a scanning pattern to a touch surface capable of being touched by a touch end, the image acquisition unit is used for acquiring an image formed by projecting the scanning pattern on the touch surface and sending image information of the acquired image to the processing unit, the image monitoring unit is used for monitoring current light energy of the scanning pattern in regions of the touch surface and sending current light energy information to the processing unit, and the processing unit is used for processing the image information of the acquired image and the current light energy information to determine a touch position of the touch end on the touch surface and generate corresponding command information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tianyue Zhao, Yanshun Chen, Qiushi Xu, Yaohui Li
  • Patent number: 10042421
    Abstract: Individual images for individual frames of an animation may be rendered to include individual focal areas. A focal area may include one or more of a foveal region corresponding to a gaze direction of a user, an area surrounding the foveal region, and/or other components. The foveal region may comprise a region along the user's line of sight that permits high visual acuity with respect to a periphery of the line of sight. A focal area within an image may be rendered based on parameter values of rendering parameters that are different from parameter values for an area outside the focal area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Mitchell, Darren Cosker, Nicholas T. Swafford
  • Patent number: 10031588
    Abstract: A tracking system generates a structured light pattern in a local area. The system includes an array of lasers that generate light. The array of lasers includes a plurality of lasers and an optical element. The plurality of lasers are grouped into at least two subsets of lasers, and each of the at least two subsets of lasers is independently switchable. The optical element includes a plurality of cells that are each aligned with a respective subset of the array of lasers. Each cell receives light from a corresponding laser of the array of lasers, and each cell individually applies a modulation to the received light passing through the cell to form a corresponding portion of the structured light pattern that is projected onto a local area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Nitay Romano, Nadav Grossinger, Yair Alpern, Emil Alon, Guy Raz
  • Patent number: 10032346
    Abstract: A haptic effect enabled apparatus is presented. The apparatus comprises a surface, a first haptic effect output device, a stretch sensor, a second haptic effect output device, and one or more processors. The surface has a stretch input area. The first haptic effect output device is a stretch haptic effect output device disposed at the stretch input area. The stretch sensor is coupled to the stretch haptic effect output device and to the stretch input area. The stretch sensor is configured to sense a stretch input, and the first haptic effect output device is at least coextensive with the stretch sensor. The second haptic effect output device is disposed at a location outside of the stretch input area. The one or more processors are configured to determine whether a haptic effect output response should occur in response to a stretch input signal received from the stretch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert W Heubel, Francis Jose
  • Patent number: 10026228
    Abstract: Scene modification is described for augmented reality using markers with parameters. In one example, a method includes capturing a scene by a camera, the scene having a marker, analyzing the captured scene to identify the marker, determining a location of the marker in the captured scene, determining an augmented reality parameter associated with the identified marker, modifying the captured scene at the marker location based on the augmented reality parameter, and rendering the modified scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kathy Yuen, Glen J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10025400
    Abstract: A projector displays an image supplied by a PC on a screen using a projection unit, detects a pointed location on the screen using a location detection unit, calculates first coordinates as coordinates of the pointed location in a displayable area of the screen using a coordinate calculation part, converts the calculated first coordinates into second coordinates as coordinates in the supply image using a coordinate conversion part based on image location information indicating a location of the supply image on the screen, outputs the second coordinates obtained by the conversion from an output unit, and corrects the image location information by processing of displaying the image based on a correction image using a control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Ichieda
  • Patent number: 10025395
    Abstract: An image-capturing device configured for a 3D space optical pointing apparatus, comprising: a plurality of adjacently arranged image-sensing units configured to sense an image of a 3D space and generate successive plane frame images, each comprising a plurality of sensing signals respectively, being adapted to evaluate a velocity and a position relative to a surface of the optical pointing apparatus. The velocity and position information can be applied to adjust the resolution setting of the image-capturing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Hsin-Chia Chen, Yen-Min Chang
  • Patent number: 10019068
    Abstract: A method for controlling a home device is provided. More specifically, a method of utilizing a user interface, a method of utilizing a voice, and a method of utilizing a gesture such as a wrist snap utilizing a wearable device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bon-Hyun Koo
  • Patent number: 10019843
    Abstract: A method and a system for controlling a near eye display using a virtual navigation space are provided herein. The system may include: a wearable near eye display; a sensor having a field of view, attached to the wearable near eye display and configured to capture a scene; a transmitter attached to the wearable near eye display said transmitter is configured to transmit a structured light pattern onto a navigation space, wherein the sensor is configured to capture reflections of the specified pattern coming from the navigation space; and a computer processor configured to analyze said reflections and control a visual indicator presented to a user over the wearable near eye display. The method implements the aforementioned logic without being limited to the architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Nadav Grossinger, Yair Alpem
  • Patent number: 10019782
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for displaying content. The method includes receiving content displayed on an external display apparatus; displaying only a partial region of an entire region of the content on a device; generating additional information corresponding to the partial region, based on a user input; and providing the additional information to the external display apparatus, and wherein the additional information comprises information provided to the external display apparatus to be applied to the content that is displayed on the external display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sin-oug Yeo, Sun Choi
  • Patent number: 10013115
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a housing, a display unit installed in the housing and having a display area to display an image or a menu icon, a sensing unit installed in the housing adjacent to the display unit, having a virtual area to sense an object which is disposed over the display area of the display unit, and having a first camera to photograph and display the virtual area in a photographing mode and a second camera to extract the object from the virtual area and display a sensed image of the extracted object in a sensing mode, and a controller to analyze status of the object according to the sensed image of the object, and to determine the analyzed status of the object as a user input in the sensing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Seungman Kim
  • Patent number: 10008038
    Abstract: A method of displaying augmented reality comprises identifying an object as a totem having at least one user input element, capturing at least one image of an interaction of at least one finger of a user of an augmented reality system with the at least one user input element of the totem, detecting at least one characteristic pertaining to the interaction of the finger(s) of the user with the user input element(s) of the totem based on the capture image(s), and determining a user input based at least in part on the at least one determined characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 10007359
    Abstract: A navigation trace calibrating method and a related optical navigation device are utilized to transform a first trace line generated by the optical navigation device into a second trace line suitable for user operation. The navigation trace calibrating method includes establishing a reference coordinate system, reading and analyzing the first trace line, calculating a first offset of the first trace line relative to the reference coordinate system, defining an offset between the first trace line and the second trace line as calibration weight to acquire a second offset of the second trace line relative to the reference coordinate system, and calculating a value of the calibration weight according to the second offset and a length of the first trace line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: PixArt Imaging Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Lin Chung, Chia-Fu Ke