Three-dimension Patents (Class 345/419)
  • Patent number: 10212406
    Abstract: A system and method for computational zoom generates a resulting image having two or more effective focal lengths. A first surface within a three-dimensional (3D) scene including a first and second set of 3D objects defined by 3D information is identified. The first and second sets of 3D objects are located within first and second depth ranges of the 3D scene, respectively. The first set of 3D objects is projected onto the first surface according to a first projection mapping to produce a first portion of image components. The second set of 3D objects is projected onto the first surface according to a second projection mapping to produce a second portion of image components. The resulting image comprising the first portion of image components and the second portion of image components is generated based on a camera projection from the first surface to a camera view plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Orazio Gallo, Jan Kautz, Abhishek Haridas Badki
  • Patent number: 10210827
    Abstract: A driving substrate and a driving method thereof and a liquid crystal display device. The driving substrate includes driving electrodes and a control chip. A time period of a frame is divided into at least a first time period, a second time period and a third time period. The control chip configured to: in the first time period, apply a first group of data voltages to respective driving electrodes to control corresponding pixels to be equivalent to liquid crystal lenses having first curvatures; in the second time period, apply a second group of data voltages to the respective driving electrodes to control the corresponding pixels to be equivalent to liquid crystal lenses having second curvatures; and in the third time period, apply a third group of data voltages to the respective driving electrodes to control the corresponding pixels to be equivalent to liquid crystal lenses having third curvatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rui Xu, Xiaochuan Chen, Qian Wang, Lei Wang, Jian Gao, Ming Yang, Wenqing Zhao, Pengcheng Lu, Xiaochen Niu
  • Patent number: 10210661
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to providing a location-based holographic experience. One example provides a head-mounted display device comprising a see-through display, one or more position sensors, a logic subsystem, and a storage subsystem comprising instructions executable by the logic subsystem to obtain data representing a plurality of holographic objects, acquire sensor data via the one or more position sensors to monitor a position of the head-mounted display device along a path of a holographic experience, detect that the position of the head-mounted display device meets a first position-based condition regarding a first holographic object, and display the first holographic object at a corresponding location for the first holographic object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kohler, Shawn Crispin Wright, Michael W. McManus, Anthony Ambrus, James Dack, Craig Lee Hoffman, Alexander James Hogan, Korey Krauskopf, Andrew Zibits, Todd Alan Omotani, Jason Bradley Scott
  • Patent number: 10210390
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, a computer program product and a computer system for installing a first physical element on or in a second physical element are provided. The method comprises receiving, by an augmented reality system, an indication of at least one of the first physical element and the second physical element. The method further comprises loading, by the augmented reality system and using the indication, a model of the second physical element. The method further comprises recognizing, by the augmented reality system, the second physical element based on the model. The method further comprises projecting, by the augmented reality system, an image corresponding to the first physical element on or in the second physical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Nicolas Couzinier, Manuel Montaigne
  • Patent number: 10210622
    Abstract: An image processing device, a method for processing an image, and a recording medium storing a program for causing a computer to execute the method. The image processing device and the method includes converting captured images in which image capturing ranges partially overlap into images in a coordinate system different from a coordinate system, based on a first conversion data, detecting an amount of misalignment in an overlapping area, calculating correction amounts for the first conversion data related to generation of the second conversion image for each coordinate value of the second conversion image, based on the detected amount of misalignment, detecting a subject area in which a subject exists from the second conversion image, and correcting the first conversion data related to generation of the second conversion image, using one of the calculated correction amounts of a subject area in which a dynamic subject exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeo Mizutani
  • Patent number: 10209360
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique to use only two phase captures per frequency capture to perform calculations to generate a depth frame (i.e. a total of 4 captures/depth frame). By using only two phase captures, a depth sensing system can reduce power consumption in the phase-ToF sensor, system memory bandwidth, and processor computation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Kirk Price, Michael Bleyer, Denis Demandolx, Jian Zhao
  • Patent number: 10209703
    Abstract: A communication system is equipped with a mobile terminal and a controller of an industrial machine for forming a shaped product. Mutual communications are carried out between the controller and the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes an image capturing unit for capturing an image of an object to be imaged, an image conversion unit which converts the captured image data captured by the image capturing unit and generates converted image data according to an image format rule corresponding to the controller, a setting data creation unit which creates setting data for the converted image data, so that the converted image data can be used by the controller, and a data transmission and reception unit which carries out communications with the controller and transmits the converted image data and the setting data to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuaki Koyama, Yoshinori Hoshino, Tetsushi Takahara
  • Patent number: 10210615
    Abstract: Various aspects of a system and a method for extrinsic camera parameters calibration by use of a three dimensional (3D) calibration are disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes an electronic device, which receives an image, which includes the 3D calibration object with a plurality of unique identifiers. One or more appearance parameters of the 3D calibration object and/or a plurality of intrinsic camera parameters of an image-capturing device that captured the received image, are further received. A positional probability is computed for each of the plurality of unique identifiers distributed in the received image. The plurality of unique identifiers of the 3D calibration object are located in the received image to calibrate the extrinsic camera parameters based on the computed positional probability, the received one or more appearance parameters of the 3D calibration object, and the plurality of intrinsic camera parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cheng-Yi Liu, Alexander Berestov
  • Patent number: 10204375
    Abstract: Techniques for generating a digital wardrobe are presented herein. A transceiver can be configured to receive a request having a garment identifier and a user identifier. Additionally, an access module can be configured to access a first garment model, access a body model of the user corresponding to the user identifier, and access a second garment model corresponding to the user identifier. Furthermore, a processor can be configured by a garment simulation module to position the body model inside the first garment model and the second garment model, and calculate simulated forces based on the positioning. Moreover, a rendering module can be configured to generate an image of the garment models draped on the body model based on the calculated simulated forces. Subsequently, a display module can be configured to cause presentation of the generated image on a display of a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Su, Jatin Chhugani, Mihir Naware, Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 10204441
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for compressing ray tracing data prior to transmission between nodes. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises: a first node comprising a first ray tracing engine, the first node communicatively coupled to a second node comprising a second ray tracing engine; first compression circuitry coupled to the first ray tracing engine, the first compression circuitry to perform compression on ray tracing data of the first ray tracing engine to produce a first compressed stream of ray tracing data; and interface circuitry to transmit the first compressed stream of ray tracing data from the first node to the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ingo Wald, Gabor Liktor, Carsten Benthin, Carson Brownlee, Johannes Guenther, Jefferson D. Amstutz
  • Patent number: 10201277
    Abstract: Disclosed are various examples and embodiments of systems, devices, components and methods configured to detect a location of a source of at least one cardiac rhythm disorder in a patient's heart. In some embodiments, electrogram signals are acquired from inside a patient's heart, and subsequently normalized, adjusted and/or filtered, followed by generating a two-dimensional (2D) spatial map, grid or representation of the electrode positions, processing the amplitude-adjusted and filtered electrogram signals to generate a plurality of three-dimensional electrogram surfaces corresponding at least partially to the 2 D grid, one surface being generated for each or selected discrete times, and processing the plurality of three-dimensional electrogram surfaces through time to generate a velocity vector map corresponding at least partially to the 2 D grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Peter Ruppersberg
  • Patent number: 10204184
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for modeling a cultural heritage building, which may intuitively model a 3D digital cultural heritage building while exhibiting the characteristics of the 3D digital cultural heritage building, through the use of a touch screen UI on a smart mobile device in a place where it is difficult to use a PC or existing software. The disclosed apparatus includes a measured drawing arrangement unit for displaying, on a touch screen, measured drawings that include information about members constituting a cultural heritage building, a member model generation unit for performing modeling based on multiple points input via the touch screen, thus generating 3D member models, a database for storing the member models generated by the member model generation unit, and a member arrangement unit for arranging each of the stored member models at an original location thereof based on the measured drawings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ji-Hyung Lee, Kyung-Kyu Kang, Jae-Woo Kim, Dong-Wan Ryoo
  • Patent number: 10201749
    Abstract: A multi-user virtual reality universe (VRU) process receives input from multiple remote clients to manipulate avatars through a modeled 3-D environment. A VRU host models movement of avatars in the VRU environment in response to client input, which each user providing input for control of a corresponding avatar. The modeled VRU data is provided by the host to client workstations for display of a simulated environment visible to all participants. The host maintains personalized data for selected modeled objects or areas that is personalized for specific users in response to client input. The host includes personalized data in modeling the VRU environment. The host may segregate VRU data provided to different clients participating in the same VRU environment according to limit personalized data to authorized users, while all users receive common data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Mark Shuster
  • Patent number: 10198240
    Abstract: A position information providing device includes a display control portion which controls, based on sound position information showing sound data transmission positions, the display of a map display screen where icons showing the sound data transmission positions are superimposed on a map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mizuho Oda
  • Patent number: 10198456
    Abstract: Methods for improving data accuracy in a positioning system database are provided. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining an image of a building including a business, and receiving from a user a first identifier in the image of a first edge of the business. The first identifier is associated with a first axis heading in the direction of the first edge of the business. The method also includes receiving from the user a second identifier of a second edge of the business, the second identifier associated with a second axis, receiving from the user a third identifier of an entrance to the business, the third identifier associated with a third axis, and identifying first, second, and third points on the first, second, and third axes, respectively, to identify the first edge, the second edge, and the entrance of the business on the map. Systems and machine-readable media are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley Boyer, Michael Chasen, Victor Quinn
  • Patent number: 10198488
    Abstract: The invention notably relates to a computer-implemented method for querying a database that comprises 3D modeled objects that represent mechanical parts. The method comprises the steps of providing a query that includes a thickness criterion and returning, as results of the query, respective 3D modeled objects of the database based on an extent to which the respective 3D modeled object has a thickness that respects the thickness criterion. The thickness of the respective 3D modeled object is proxied by a thickness signature that corresponds to the evaluation of a function of the type ƒ(x)= a ( b + cx 3 2 ) . Such a method improves the querying of a database that comprises 3D modeled objects that represent mechanical parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes
    Inventors: Laurent Marini, Remy Rorato, Jean-Francois Rameau
  • Patent number: 10198627
    Abstract: A method for gesture identification with natural images includes generating a series of variant images by using each two or more successive ones of the natural images, extracting an image feature from each of the variant images, and comparing the varying pattern of the image feature with a gesture definition to identify a gesture. The method is inherently insensitive to indistinctness of images, and supports the motion estimation in axes X, Y, and Z without requiring the detected object to maintain a fixed gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventor: Shu-Sian Yang
  • Patent number: 10198845
    Abstract: Systems and methods for animating expressions of 3D models from captured images of a user's face in accordance with various embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In many embodiments, expressions are identified based on landmarks from images of a user's face. In certain embodiments, weights for morph targets of a 3D model are calculated based on identified landmarks and/or weights for predefined facial expressions to animate expressions for the 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LoomAi, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran Bhat, Mahesh Ramasubramanian, Michael Palleschi, Andrew A. Johnson, Ian Sachs
  • Patent number: 10198669
    Abstract: [Objective] To enable a three dimensional image to be accurately classified into a plurality of classes with a small amount of calculations, in an image classifying apparatus, an image classifying method, and an image classifying program. [Constitution] A three dimensional image is classified into a plurality of classes by a convolutional neural network, in which a plurality of processing layers are connected hierarchically. The convolutional neural network includes: a convoluting layer that administers a convoluting process on each of a plurality of two dimensional images, which are generated by the neural network administering a projection process on the three dimensional image according to a plurality of processing parameters; and a pooling layer that pools the values of the same position within each of the plurality of two dimensional images which have undergone the convoluting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiro Kitamura
  • Patent number: 10198869
    Abstract: A remote expert application identifies a manipulation of virtual objects displayed in a first wearable device. The virtual objects are rendered based a physical object viewed with a second wearable device. A manipulation of the virtual objects is received from the first wearable device. A visualization of the manipulation of the virtual objects is generated for a display of the second wearable device. The visualization of the manipulation of the virtual objects is communicated to the second wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: DAQRI, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Mullins, Matthew Kammerait, Christopher Broaddus
  • Patent number: 10198857
    Abstract: A method of automatically transforming a computerized 3D model having regions of images utilized as textures on one or more physical objects represented in the 3D model (such as building sides and roofs, walls, landscapes, mountain sides, trees and the like) to include material property information for one or more regions of the textures of the 3D model. In this method, image textures applied to the 3D model are examined by comparing, utilizing a computer, at least a portion of each image texture to entries in a palette of material entries. The material palette entry that best matches the one contained in the image texture is assigned to indicate a physical material of the physical object represented by the 3D model. Then, material property information is stored in the computerized 3D model for the image textures that are assigned a material palette entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Pictometry International Corp.
    Inventor: Stephen Schultz
  • Patent number: 10200893
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing visualization of a telecommunications network topology. In an embodiment, a request is sent for data matching a search query. A response is then received at a client device that includes a data object containing a plurality of data fields and corresponding field values. These data fields and corresponding field values collectively define a plurality of communications paths in the telecommunications network. Each path describes the topological structure of network objects in the path of communication between two network objects. The received data object is then processed at the client device to generate a visual representation of each path defined in the data object. Finally, the generated visual representations are displayed at the client device in an interactive, graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CENX, INC.
    Inventors: Peyo Tzolov, Thomas Goldsmith, Achint Sandhu
  • Patent number: 10191623
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable mediums for managing contacts on a telecommunications device are provided. In one embodiment, a software application executed by a processor of a telecommunications device identifies a first subset of contacts selected at least in part by a user of the telecommunications device and a second subset of contacts. Each of the first and second subsets includes a portion of the user's contacts accessible by the telecommunications device. The software application causes display of a graphical identifier associated with each contact of the first subset of contacts in a first arrangement on a display of the telecommunications device about a first axis positioned external to the display. The software application further causes display of a graphical identifier associated with each contact of the second subset of contacts in a second arrangement on a display of the telecommunications device about a second axis positioned external to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Steffen Vance, Jasdeep Singh Chugh, Jared T. Benson, Christian Robertson, Shilpa R. Shah, Gabriel J. White
  • Patent number: 10191594
    Abstract: In a projection-type video display device that displays an image by projecting the image onto a projection object starting from a desk surface, a display screen on which a position and a gesture operation of a user are reflected is displayed in a predetermined area. An illumination and a camera are disposed in the projection-type video display device installed on the desk surface, a gesture using user's fingers is detected, and, for example, a menu screen and an operation guide are displayed according to the gesture. The shadows of the fingers are photographed by the camera, and a gesture is detected. According to the gesture, the display screen is moved, rotated, divided, or enlarged/reduced, or a menu screen is displayed. The display direction is determined in consideration of the direction of sides of the desk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Hasegawa, Mitsuo Nakajima, Takashi Matsubara, Sakiko Narikawa
  • Patent number: 10188465
    Abstract: A method, consisting of receiving a computerized tomography scan of at least a part of a body of a patient, and identifying voxels of the scan that correspond to regions in the body that are traversable by a probe inserted therein. The method also includes displaying the scan on a screen and marking thereon selected start and termination points for the probe. A processor finds a path from the start point to the termination point consisting of a connected set of the identified voxels. The processor also uses the scan to generate a representation of an external surface of the body and displays the representation on the screen. The processor then renders an area of the external surface surrounding the path locally transparent in the displayed representation, so as to make visible on the screen an internal structure of the body in a vicinity of the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Vadim Gliner, Fady Massarwi, Akram Zoabi, Itamar Bustan
  • Patent number: 10194145
    Abstract: A display device discussed, and includes a display panel to display a left-eye image and a right-eye image; a parallax barrier panel to block and transmit the left-eye image and the right-eye image so that the left-eye image and the right-eye image reaching a user's left-eye and right-eye, respectively, produces a 3D image; a camera to sense a user's movement; and a controller to implement the 3D image by estimating a user's position when the user moves, and by applying a driving voltage to a barrier electrode according to the estimated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SeungTaek Oh, SeongHwan Ju, TaeJoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10192319
    Abstract: A computing device is able to detect one or more motion events based on two consecutive images, such as a first image and a second image. In the detection process, the computing device assigns identifiers to difference blocks retrieved from a plurality of first blocks of the first image, then defines a scanning window and moves the scanning window on a preset route over the first image. A new identical identifier is assigned for difference blocks within a current image subarea which falls into the scanning window. After a scanning period is completed, the computing device determines the happening of a motion event according to sufficient pixel similarities found in one of new identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NANNING FUGUI PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Yeh, Rui-Tang Huang
  • Patent number: 10192345
    Abstract: Methods and systems for surface normal estimation are disclosed. In some aspects, a plurality of images or depth maps representing a three dimensional object from multiple viewpoints is received. Surface normals at surface points within a single image of the plurality of images are estimated based on surface points within the single image. An electronic representation of a three dimensional surface of the object is generated based on the surface normals and a point cloud comprised of surface points derived from the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Albrecht Johannes Lindner, Kalin Mitkov Atanassov, James Wilson Nash
  • Patent number: 10192348
    Abstract: A texture processing apparatus for performing filtering by using a plurality of textures. A controller is configured to obtain a first texel value from a memory, in which the first texel value is based on a computed first texel offset value. The previously-computed first texel offset value may be used as a second texel offset value to obtain a second texel value of a second texture if a same texture address is input with respect to the first texture and the second texture that are continuously input. A texture filter is configured to perform filtering based on the obtained texel value of the first texture and the texel value of the second texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seok Kang, Jeong-Ae Park
  • Patent number: 10190869
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including a processor configured to achieve a function of collecting information indicating visual target positions from a plurality of viewpoints existing in a space, and a function of evaluating positions in the space in accordance with density of the visual target positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suguru Aoki, Sho Murakoshi, Ryo Mukaiyama, Yoshihiro Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10192363
    Abstract: Techniques described herein include graphically representing mathematical functions or operators in a mixed or virtual reality display device. The graphical representations may be moved around in a virtual reality space that includes displayed source material, such as data. If the graphical representations are located along a line of sight from a virtual location of a user of the mixed or virtual reality display device to the displayed source data, then the mathematical functions or operators represented by the graphical representations are applied to the displayed source data. Results may be displayed on the graphical representation virtually located closest to the virtual location of the user. Techniques described herein allow for simultaneous collaboration among mixed or virtual reality display devices of multiple users interacting with the graphical representations in the virtual reality space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jaron Lanier, Andrzej Banburski
  • Patent number: 10192244
    Abstract: A system for monetization of content includes a storage device for storage and retrieval of data, and a library of content and advertisements stored within the storage device. The library comprises an organizational structure for facilitating the storage and retrieval. The system also includes a monetization engine for identifying within the library a first content item having a first monetizable feature. The system is configured for selecting a second content item from several content items within the library, and associating the second content item to the first content item by using the first monetizable feature for presentation of the second content item in conjunction with the first content item. Further embodiments include various additional systems, methods, and computer readable media for implementation of the foregoing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Athellina Athsani, Chris Higgins, Joseph O'Sullivan, Marc Davis, Ron Martinez
  • Patent number: 10192342
    Abstract: Systems and methods can provide computer animation of animated scenes or interactive graphics sessions. A grid camera separate from the render camera can be created for segments where the configurations (actual or predicted) of the render camera satisfy certain properties, e.g., an amount of change is within a threshold. If a segment is eligible for the use of the separate grid camera, configurations of the grid camera during a segment can be determined, e.g., from the configurations of the render camera. The configurations of the grid camera can then be used to determine grids for rendering objects. If a segment is not eligible for the use of the grid camera, then the configurations of the render camera can be used to determine the grids for rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Pixar
    Inventors: Alexander Kolliopoulos, Brandon Kerr
  • Patent number: 10191153
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide augmented reality sonar imagery for mobile structures. An augmented reality sonar imagery system includes a portable imaging device, a sonar transducer assembly, and a logic device in communication with the sonar transducer assembly and the portable imaging device. The sonar transducer assembly is adapted to be mounted to a mobile structure and placed in a body of water, and the portable imaging device includes a display and an imager position and/or orientation sensor. The logic device is configured to determine a waterline of the body of water relative to a field of view of the display and render sonar data in a portion of the field of view that extends below the waterline. Subsequent user input and/or the sonar data may be used to adjust a steering actuator, a propulsion system thrust, and/or other operational systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: FLIR Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Daniel Gatland
  • Patent number: 10189162
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shape model of a target object is input. A position and orientation of at least one image sensing device used to capture an image of the target object is set so as to virtually set a relative position and orientation between the target object and the image sensing device for the three-dimensional shape model of the target object. At least one position and orientation of the image sensing device is selected. Geometric features are grouped based on a relationship between an image to be obtained at the selected position and orientation of the image sensing device and the geometric features of the three-dimensional shape model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keisuke Tateno, Hisayoshi Furihata, Shinji Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 10185986
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for location-based notifications for shopping assistance. One disclosed method includes the steps of receiving a list of items for a shopping list; obtaining a location of at least one of the items in the list; responsive to a determination that a proximity of a user device to the location is within a threshold proximity of the location: generating a notification signal based on the proximity of the user device to the location; and outputting the notification signal to cause the user device to output a notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vincent Levesque, Alex Zhu, Eric Gervais, Fengtian An, Johnny N. Maalouf, Eric Lajeunesse
  • Patent number: 10186047
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a depth map includes a communication interface configured to receive video; a processor configured to generate depth map of the video according to a predetermined instruction; and a memory configured to store the instruction, wherein the instruction comprises instructions configured to perform: receiving an input to set a start point and an end point; providing a reference figure corresponding to the start point and the end point; and generating a depth map corresponding to the reference figure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Seung-Woo Nam
  • Patent number: 10187633
    Abstract: A method of operation of a head mountable display (HMD) system, in which stereoscopic images are displayed with respect to a virtual display screen (VDS) position, is provided. The method includes setting a VDS position for a stereoscopic image for display in response to a depth parameter of a region of interest (ROI) in respect of the stereoscopic image for display. The method also includes generating the stereoscopic image for display having an image parallax appropriate to the VDS position set by the setting step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited
    Inventors: Ian Henry Bickerstaff, Sharwin Winesh Raghoebardajal, Simon Mark Benson
  • Patent number: 10182782
    Abstract: A first extracting unit extracts at least one portion of a region of a target structure that includes lumen structures having branches from a three dimensional image of the target structure. A second extracting unit extracts the lumen structures from the at least one portion of the region of the target region. An index value calculating unit calculates an index value that represents the uniformity of the distribution of the lumen structures within the at least one portion of the region of the target structure, based on the at least one portion of the region of the target structure and the extracted lumen structures. Further, a quantifying unit quantifies the degree of reliability of the image quality of the at least one portion of the region of the target structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Futoshi Sakuragi
  • Patent number: 10187590
    Abstract: A vision system of a vehicle includes an image processor and a plurality of cameras disposed at a vehicle and having respective fields of view exterior of the vehicle. The image processor provides warping or projection of a source image into a target image. The image processor scans through source images in a regular order, wherein each element of the source image is included only once in the scan order. The image processor determines the location of the source image element in the target image, with multiple source image elements existing with the same target image location. The image processor includes a set of accumulator registers, with one accumulator register selected by the location in the target image, and the image processor adds each source image element to the selected accumulator register to obtain an average of all source image elements with the same target image location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sebastian Fluegel
  • Patent number: 10186070
    Abstract: Systems and methods of geometry processing, for rasterization and ray tracing processes provide for pre-processing of source geometry, such as by tessellating or other procedural modification of source geometry, to produce final geometry on which a rendering will be based. An acceleration structure (or portion thereof) for use during ray tracing is defined based on the final geometry. Only coarse-grained elements of the acceleration structure may be produced or retained, and a fine-grained structure within a particular coarse-grained element may be produced in response to a collection of rays being ready for traversal within the coarse-grained element. Final geometry can be recreated in response to demand from a rasterization engine, and from ray intersection units that require such geometry for intersection testing with primitives. Geometry at different resolutions can be generated to respond to demands from different rendering components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventors: John W. Howson, Luke T. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10186074
    Abstract: System and method for producing an intermediate image in three passes is provided. An initial image and a final image are identified, each image comprising an associated depthmap and corresponding to a respective camera pose from a respective angular heading. An intermediate image corresponding to an intermediate camera pose with an intermediate angular heading is rendered. A first intermediate image is rendered at a first opacity based on the final image and the associated final depthmap, a second intermediate image is rendered at a second opacity based on the initial image and the associated initial depthmap, and a third intermediate image is rendered at a third opacity based on the final image and the associated final depthmap. The rendered first, second, and third intermediate images, each of which correspond to the intermediate camera pose with the intermediate angular heading, are overlaid to produce a combined image for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Carlos Hernandez Esteban
  • Patent number: 10186075
    Abstract: A computer system for displaying spherical video images is described. The computer system includes a user computing device including a display device and a processor coupled to the display device. The processor programmed to receive video image data from an imaging device. The video image data includes 2D circular video images. The processor determines the FOV dimensions associated with the imaging device as a function of the video image data and generates a 3D spherical wireframe object on the display device having a surface area determined as a function of the FOV dimensions associated with the imaging device. The processor maps the video image data onto the 3D spherical wireframe object and renders a 3D video image object on the display device including the video image data being displayed on the 3D spherical wireframe object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ADCOR MAGnet Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Evangelos Foutzitzis, Javier Santoro
  • Patent number: 10181221
    Abstract: Provided is a display control apparatus including a state detection unit configured to detect a state of a user who observes an image, and a display control unit configured to cause a display to display the image in which a plurality of display content items are superimposed on a photographed image, and to control a behavior of each of the display content items according to the state of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuya Hanai, Shingo Tsurumi
  • Patent number: 10181210
    Abstract: At least some example embodiments disclose a method and device for displaying a background image that may change an arrangement of an object based on image information associated with the background image and change a visual effect with respect to an adjacent region of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hee Sae Lee, Kee Chang Lee, Hyong Euk Lee
  • Patent number: 10181172
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for disaggregated graphics asset delivery for virtualized graphics are disclosed. A virtual compute instance with attached virtual GPU is provisioned in a multi-tenant provider network. The virtual compute instance is implemented using a physical compute instance, and the virtual GPU is implemented using a physical GPU. An application comprising identifiers of graphics assets is executed on the virtual compute instance. Executing the application comprises sending graphics instructions and the identifiers from the virtual compute instance to the virtual GPU. The graphics assets are obtained by the virtual GPU from a graphics asset repository using the identifiers. The graphics instructions are executed on the virtual GPU using the graphics assets corresponding to the identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Patrick Wilt
  • Patent number: 10180482
    Abstract: An imaging system (5) includes a plurality of coil channel receivers (26) and one or more processors or modules (38). The plurality of coil channel receivers (26) demodulate magnetic resonance data from a multi-channel coil (10) which includes a plurality of coil elements (16) spatially separated, each element transmitting magnetic resonance data on a corresponding channel (25). The one or more processors or modules (38) are configured to detect (26) artifacts in the magnetic resonance data on each channel individually. The one or more processors or modules (38) are further configured to select (27) the magnetic resonance data from the channels which include detected artifacts at or below a threshold artifact level and reconstruct (32) one or more images using the selected magnetic resonance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Feng Huang, Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 10181173
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for disaggregated graphics asset management for virtualized graphics are disclosed. A virtual GPU attached to a virtual compute instance is provisioned in a multi-tenant provider network. The virtual compute instance is implemented using a physical compute instance, and the virtual GPU is implemented using a physical GPU. A plurality of graphics assets are added to a graphics asset repository. The graphics assets are associated with corresponding identifiers and access restrictions in the graphics asset repository. One or more graphics instructions are executed on the virtual GPU using one or more graphics assets corresponding to one or more identifiers associated with the graphics instructions. The one or more graphics assets are obtained by the virtual GPU from the graphics asset repository using the one or more identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Patrick Wilt
  • Patent number: 10182223
    Abstract: Hardware and software configurations, optionally, for performing profilometry of an object are disclosed. An advantageous imaging device is described. An advantageous approach to determining imager position is also described. Each aspect described may be used independently of the other. Moreover, the teaching may find use in other fields including velocimetry, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Morteza Gharib, Alexei Harvard, Scott Hsieh, Jian Lu
  • Patent number: 10178519
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable mediums for managing a subset of contacts on a telecommunications device are provided. In one embodiment, a software application executed by a processor of a telecommunications device identifies a subset of contacts selected at least in part by a user of the telecommunications device. The subset of contacts includes a portion of the user's contacts accessible by the telecommunications device. The software application causes display of a first portion of graphical identifiers associated with a first portion of the subset of contacts along a first path on a display of the telecommunications device about an axis positioned external to the display of the telecommunications device. The software application further causes display of a second portion of graphical identifiers associated with a second portion of the subset of contacts along a second path on the display of the telecommunications device about the external axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Steffen Vance, Jasdeep Singh Chugh, Jared T. Benson, Christian Robertson, Shilpa R. Shah, Gabriel J. White, Charles Goran, Valerie Lynn Goulart, Feridoon Malekzadeh, Alejandro J. Amano-Palacios