Three-dimension Patents (Class 345/419)
  • Patent number: 10147218
    Abstract: Methods and systems that enhance motion capture capabilities. In one such method, the motion capture system enables a user to set parameters, based on hue, lightness, and saturation, for example, to assist in identifying and searching for motion capture markers that are applied to real-life subjects. In another implementation, the motion capture system enables a user to determine a distance between a master marker and a slave marker, and to use that distance to establish bounding boxes for searching for the slave marker in subsequent frames. Further, in some implementations, the motion capture system further uses the distance when rendering an animated scene based on the motion capture session to estimate the position of the slave marker when the slave marker is not visible in a captured frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America, LLC
    Inventor: Homoud B. Alkouh
  • Patent number: 10147229
    Abstract: Apparatuses and systems for generating faithful 3D geometric models that correspond to the shape of an imaged 3D physical object; for storing, transmitting, and transforming those 3D models; for manufacturing 3D objects based upon those models; and for capture, transmission, storage, and transformation of the 3D models and manufacturing of objects from those models. Methods can include generating a 3D model by imaging a 3D object, transforming that 3D model with a transforming device to conform to a negative shape of the 3D object, using photogrammetry to create images from known non-repeatable positions, and using landmarks to identify common reference points in those images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Sonautics, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott L McGregor, Ray K. Alley, Akien MacIain
  • Patent number: 10148933
    Abstract: A three dimensional system including rendering with shifted compensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: VEFXI Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Peterson, Markus Roberts, Sergey Lomov, Manuel Muro
  • Patent number: 10147242
    Abstract: A method and system provide the ability to modify a three-dimensional (3D) model in a shape editing system. The 3D model is obtained and faces of the model are selected as features (S). A subset (S?) of the model that are fixed are selected. Shape modification operations to be performed are prescribed. A deformation lattice is constructed by setting up a lattice structure with control points. Parametric space (u,v,w) is defined in terms of vertices of the lattice structure. Euclidean space (x,y,z) of the 3D model is mapped to the parametric space (u,v,w). The deformation lattice is evaluated by selecting control points, and either affine transformations are applied directly to the selected control points, or the deformation lattice is deformed based on a discrete fitting problem. The evaluated deformed model is then output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC
    Inventors: Nandakumar Santhanam, Gordon Thomas Finnigan, Arpan Biswas
  • Patent number: 10147391
    Abstract: A stain compensating apparatus includes a camera, an input signal processing part, an edge compensating part and a stain compensating value generating part. The camera captures a display image from the display panel. The input signal processing part generates a luminance profile based on the display image captured by the camera. The edge compensating part compensates the luminance profile of a curved portion of the display panel. The stain compensating value generating part generates a stain compensating value for a pixel of the display panel using the compensated luminance profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung-Geun Jun, Dan-Bi Kim, In-Hwan Kim, Ui-Yeong Cha
  • Patent number: 10146422
    Abstract: In a computer network and a method for displacement of an object within a computer network, the computer network has a first computer system with a first graphical user interface and a second computer system with a second graphical user interface. A selection view of the second graphical user interface can be presented on the first graphical user interface, and a target location can be selected in the selection view. An object on the first graphical user interface can be displaced onto the target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jens Guehring, Stephan Nufer
  • Patent number: 10143374
    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 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 2D map, 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 2D map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Ablacon Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Ruppersberg
  • Patent number: 10146998
    Abstract: A role-based information distribution system, in some embodiments, comprises a display to provide an image containing multiple dynamic icons. It further comprises a wearable device camera to capture the image, and processing logic, coupled to the camera, to interpret the multiple dynamic icons and to provide information pertaining to a selected one or more of the multiple dynamic icons to a user via the wearable device. The processing logic selects the selected one or more of the multiple dynamic icons based on a role associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Dale E. Jamison, Robert L. Williams, Amir Bar
  • Patent number: 10147211
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to systems and methods for artificially rendering images using viewpoint interpolation and extrapolation. According to particular embodiments, a method includes moving a set of control points perpendicular to a trajectory between a first frame and a second frame, where the first frame includes a first image captured from a first location and the second frame includes a second image captured from a second location. The set of control points is associated with a layer and each control point is moved based on an associated depth of the control point. The method also includes generating an artificially rendered image corresponding to a third location outside of the trajectory by extrapolating individual control points using the set of control points for the third location and extrapolating pixel locations using the individual control points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Fyusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Johannes Josef Holzer, Stephen David Miller, Martin Saelzle, Radu Bogdan Rusu
  • Patent number: 10137370
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an operation acquisition unit (361) configured to acquire an input value in accordance with an inputting operation from an operation apparatus, an operation correction unit (369) configured to correct a rotation angle corresponding to the acquired input value on the basis of a correction value retained in advance, and a processing unit (application execution unit (36B)) configured to rotate a point of view of rendering in a virtual space in accordance with the corrected rotation angle. Consequently, the rotation angle of the point of view can be corrected to a rotation angle favorable to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Shinji Aizawa, Shizuto Fukuda, Hisao Wada
  • Patent number: 10142608
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an electronic apparatus may comprise: a camera module for acquiring an image of an object; a display module; and a three-dimensional space determination module for acquiring three-dimensional model information on at least a part of a space of an object included in an image photographed through the camera module, acquiring altitude information on the at least a part of the space on the basis of the three-dimensional model information, determining at least one feature region located in the at least a part of the space on the basis of a change of the altitude information, and displaying a visual effect for a movement of the object through the display module, on the basis of the three-dimensional model information and the feature region. Other embodiments are available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Maksym Tyshchenko, Gennadiy Kis
  • Patent number: 10139993
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to morphing window controls associated with a window on a display of a client computing device. In order to do so, a plurality of window controls may be presented. Each window control is configured to perform an original function to control the window. The computing device is configured to receive a first input associated with a first one of the plurality of window controls. The first input may provide for initiating a function associated with the first window control. In response to the received first input, the original function associated with another window control is converted to an alternate function. The alternate function of the other window control is configured to perform a different task to control the window than the original function of the other window control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Manuel Christian Clement, Alexander Friedrich Kuscher
  • Patent number: 10140951
    Abstract: A method comprising receiving sensor data from a sensor, obtaining image data from a graphical effects shader based on the sensor data, blending the image data with a plurality of application surfaces to create a blended image, and transmitting the blended image to a display. The method may further comprise blending a color image with the blended image in response to a reduction in ambient light. Also disclosed is a mobile node (MN) comprising a sensor configured to generate sensor data, a display device, and a processor coupled to the sensor and the device display, wherein the processor is configured to receive the sensor data, obtain image data generated by a graphical effects shader based on the sensor data, blend the image data with an application surface associated with a plurality of applications to create a blended image, and transmit the blended image to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Mazzola
  • Patent number: 10140473
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes storing code defining access control rules for an object, the code defining each of the access control rules as a set of operations that each returns (1) when resolved, a predetermined result, and (2) when not resolved, a not definitive result indicating that it should be skipped if it is not necessary for determining the access control rule; compiling the code; compiling and loading the code; receiving a query for the object; executing the code to evaluate the corresponding operations; determining, for each access control rule, a rule-result comprising a value representing a true or a false value; determining a final result based on the one or more rule-results of the one or more access control rules, the final result indicating an allow-result or a deny-result; and sending the object when the final result evaluates to an allow-result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Carlton Johnson, Stephen Charles Heise, Yiding Jia
  • Patent number: 10139721
    Abstract: An apparatus for spatially separated images in which one image is separated into a short-range image and a long-range image on two or one image display, and the short-range image is disposed on the front side, the long-range image is disposed at a long distance, and a translucent mirror is provide on the front surface of the short-range image, and the short-range image and the long-range image are synthesized while spaced apart from each other by a space distance to generate an effect of viewing a realistic image by a glassless 3D effect having perspective by a distance separation effect and obtain a spatially realistic image in vertical left and front directions, front and rear directions, left and right directions, or one left or right direction, and, an apparatus for spatially separated images capable of viewing a 4 to 10 times higher-definition spatial 3D image without polarizing glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Hae-Yong Choi
  • Patent number: 10140398
    Abstract: Disclosed is an automatic generation system of a rebar shop drawing using a three-dimensional model capable of rapidly creating a 2D rebar shop drawing including member reinforcement information and boundary region reinforcement information from the 2D structure drawing or 3D building information modeling data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, Dankook University
    Inventor: Chee Kyeong Kim
  • Patent number: 10137371
    Abstract: Provided are a method of recording and replaying a game video by using an object state recording method, in which recording and replaying of the game video may be performed by remarkably reducing a data capacity of the game video. According to the method of recording and replaying a game video by using an object state recording method, a game play video having a small data capacity may be provided at a high image quality. In addition, according to the method of recording and replaying a game video by using an object state recording method, a calculation load of a game play terminal may be remarkably reduced by recording a game video based on the latest game development environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MINKONET CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tae Woo Kim, Dong Hwal Lee, Won Gil Ryim
  • Patent number: 10140760
    Abstract: A method for consistent identification of numbered elements in multi-layered views captured from a 3D model may include generating a three dimensional (3D) model in a 3D model viewer displayed through a machine display through operation of a 3D modeler, configuring a feature mapper with a model feature definition to define at least one subregion of the 3D model as a model feature; mapping the model feature to a feature identifier in a mapping; generating an edge wireframe projection of a model view of the 3D model; determining visible sub-regions associated with model features in the edge wireframe projection; applying the edge wireframe projection to a background layer of a technical drawing; and rendering the feature identifier with a lead line originating from visible sub-regions on a defined feature foreground layer of the technical drawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: TurboPatent Inc.
    Inventor: Charles A Mirho
  • Patent number: 10140771
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus, including: an image-taking unit configured to take an image of real scenery to thereby obtain real image; a marker-detecting unit configured to extract a marker image from the real image, the marker image being an image of marker projection light, the marker projection light being projected by a projection device to the real scenery in order to provide spatial first information, the first information being necessary to display virtual information such that the virtual information is superimposed on the real scenery, second information being added to the marker projection light; and an extracting unit configured to extract the second information added to the extracted marker image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuro Goto, Masatoshi Ueno, Kenichi Kabasawa, Toshiyuki Nakagawa, Daisuke Kawakami, Shinobu Kuriya, Tsubasa Tsukahara, Hisako Sugano
  • Patent number: 10140699
    Abstract: A method of identifying an object of interest can comprise obtaining first samples of an intensity distribution of one or more object of interest, obtaining second samples of an intensity distribution of confounder objects, transforming the first and second samples into an appropriate first space, performing dimension reduction on the transformed first and second samples, whereby the dimension reduction of the transformed first and second samples generates an object detector, transforming one or more of the digital images into the first space, performing dimension reduction on the transformed digital images, whereby the dimension reduction of the transformed digital images generates one or more reduced images, classifying one or more pixels of the one or more reduced images based on a comparison with the object detector, and identifying one ore more objects of interest from the classified pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: University of Iowa Research Foundation
    Inventors: Michael Abramoff, Gwenole Quellec
  • Patent number: 10140389
    Abstract: Methods for modifying geometric models and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums. A method includes receiving a geometric model, the geometric model including a plurality of curves. The method includes receiving a selection of one or more curves of the plurality of curves, finding at least one other curve of the plurality of curves that is related to the selected curve, and finding relationships between the selected curve and the other curve(s), including adding the selected curve, the other curve(s), and the relationships to a selected curve set. The method includes pre-processing the selected curve set, including de-activating a set of constraints for the geometric model. The method includes receiving a modification of the selected curve and modifying the selected curve set to produce a modified geometric model and modified selected curve set. The method includes post-processing the modified selected curve set, including re-activating and applying constraints for the geometric model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.
    Inventors: Dick Baardse, Feng Yu, Hui Qin, Ying Lin, Jinbiao Zhu
  • Patent number: 10140729
    Abstract: A machine is configured to perform data compression or data decompression with respect to visual elements, such as two-dimensional pixels of an image or three-dimensional voxels of a hologram. The machine accesses a set of visual elements and performs compression on the set by generating a bounded volume hierarchy of nodes. After the bounded volume hierarchy has been generated, with or without modification, the machine provides a compressed version of the set by providing at least a portion of the bounded volume hierarchy. The same machine or another machine accesses a compressed first representation of the set by accessing at least part of the bounded volume hierarchy. The machine may perform partial decompression of the first representation by generating a second representation of the set, based on only a portion of the bounded volume hierarchy. The machine then causes rendering and display of the second representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: 8i Limited
    Inventors: Robert James William Higgs, Eugene Joseph d'Eon
  • Patent number: 10140693
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for ordering vertices in an image frame within a data stream, wherein the image frame corresponds to Earth-viewing data. A point of intersection of a primary pair of lines is determined and loaded into computer memory, and interrogated as to a sign of a signed remainder with respect to each of two secondary lines defined by the pairwise ordered sets of vertices. In the case of opposite remainder sign with respect to the two secondary lines, two provisional indices are swapped to obtain a rectified index for each of the four vertices. The process is repeated with respect to the signed remainder of the intersection point of the secondary lines relative to the primary lines. The four vertices are then fit, in accordance with index ordering, into a tiling of the surface of the Earth based on the rectified index of each of the four vertices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERGRAPH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gene Arthur Grindstaff
  • Patent number: 10142623
    Abstract: Disclosed are an image encoding method using a skip mode and a device using the method. The image encoding method may comprise the steps of: judging whether there is residual block data of a prediction target block on the basis of predetermined data indicating whether residual block data has been encoded; and, if there is residual block data, restoring the prediction target block on the basis of the residual block data and an intra-screen predictive value of the prediction target block. Consequently, encoding and decoding efficiency can be increased by carrying out the encoding and decoding of screen residual data only for prediction target blocks where there is a need for a residual data block in accordance with screen similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, University-Industry Cooperation Group of Kyung Hee University
    Inventors: Gun Bang, Won Sik Cheong, Gi Mun Um, Nam Ho Hur, Gwang Hoon Park, Kyung Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 10140949
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a printed circuit board including a transmission control unit for outputting input image data, a wireless data generating unit for converting the input image data to a data transmission signal, and a wireless transmission pad unit for wirelessly transmitting the data transmission signal as wireless data, and a display panel having a wireless reception pad unit which is coupled to the wireless transmission pad unit and wirelessly receives the wireless data to output a data reception signal, and a wireless data restoring unit for converting the data reception signal to restored image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hae-kwan Seo
  • Patent number: 10134183
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying labels in conjunction with geographic imagery provided, for instance, by a geographic information system, such as a mapping service or a virtual globe application are provided. Candidate positions for displaying labels in conjunction with geographic imagery can be determined based at least in part on a virtual camera viewpoint. The candidate positions can be associated with non-occluded points on three-dimensional models corresponding to the labels. Adjusted positions for labels can be determined form the plurality of candidate positions. The labels can be provided for display in conjunction with the geographic imagery at the adjusted positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Jonah Jones
  • Patent number: 10134187
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for rendering graphics in augmented reality software based on the movement of a device in relation to a target object, in order to produce more desired rendering effects. An augmented reality graphic can be both scaled and shifted laterally compared to the target based on a position of the device, and can then be cropped to match the target. Scaling and shifting related to movement parallel to the target can be performed using a first (parallel) function, and scaling and shifting related to movement toward and away from the target can be performed using a second (perpendicular) function. Both functions can be chosen to ensure that an edge of the augmented image is not passed over so as to provide blank space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Somo Innvoations Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Wyld, Dave Evans
  • Patent number: 10136125
    Abstract: A curved multi-view image display apparatus is provided. The curved multi-view image display apparatus includes: a curved display panel which includes a plurality of sub-pixels and has a curvature; a viewing zone divider provided on in front of the display panel and configured to divide a viewing zone and provide a plurality of optical views; a renderer configured to render a multi-view image to be output to the display panel; and a controller configured to determine a rendering pitch for each of the plurality of optical views based on the curvature, and control the renderer so that at least some of the plurality of sub-pixels to output a pixel value corresponding to a plurality of multi-view images based on the determined rendering pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-hoon Yoon, Ki-hyung Kang, Keun-bae Jeon, Seon-deok Hwang
  • Patent number: 10134170
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques to generate stereoscopic views of a scene for purposes of providing an illusion of depth to the scene. An apparatus for stereoscopic rendering includes a processor component; a vertex shader to generate a plurality of vertices corresponding to primitives that are a representation of the scene to be displayed, the vertex shader transforming a first instance of the plurality of vertices to a first projected space in a first portion of a two-dimensional (2D) area and transforming a second instance of the plurality of vertices to a second projected space in the 2D area, the first portion of the 2D area corresponding to a first stereoscopic view of the scene and the second portion of the 2D area corresponding to a second stereoscopic view of the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Abhishek Venkatesh, Adam Leibel
  • Patent number: 10136114
    Abstract: A projection display component of an electronic device includes a carrier and a first cover. The carrier is arranged to carry the electronic device. The first cover is arranged to partially reflect a projected image from the electronic device. The first cover is attached to the carrier via a first hinge set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Tsu-Ming Liu, Chih-Kai Chang, Chi-Cheng Ju, Chih-Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 10130883
    Abstract: An information processing device communicates with a block set assembled by a user, and thereby obtains information on the structure of the block set. In addition, a corresponding position setting screen including an image of an object corresponding to the block set is displayed on a display device. The user moves a joint of the block set which joint is desired to be associated, by for example bending and stretching the joint. Next, the user indicates a joint to be associated on a 3D object side in the image of the 3D object by a cursor, and performs a determination input. The joint of the block set and the joint of the 3D object are thereby associated with each other. The block set and the object are interlocked with each other bidirectionally by thus setting the corresponding positions of the block set and the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Hirata, Naoki Numaguchi, Takeshi Yamagishi, Hiroshi Osawa, Keiji Togawa
  • Patent number: 10134115
    Abstract: One embodiment provides for a general-purpose graphics processor comprising a fragment processing unit configured to generate pixel color data in a graphics processing pipeline, the fragment processing unit output color data to a multisample render target; and a memory allocator to allocate memory to store color data associated with the multisample render target, the memory allocator to merge a memory allocation for multiple pixels having a sample associated with equal color data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek R. Appu, Prasoonkumar Surti, Joydeep Ray, Michael J. Norris
  • Patent number: 10133171
    Abstract: A system for augmenting the appearance of an object including a plurality of projectors. Each projector includes a light source and a lens in optical communication with the light source, where the lens focuses light emitted by the light source on the object. The system also includes a computer in communication with the plurality of projectors, the computer including a memory component and a processing element in communication with the memory component and the plurality of projectors. The processing element determines a plurality of images to create an augmented appearance of the object and provides the plurality of images to the plurality of projectors to project light corresponding to the plurality of images onto the object to create the augmented appearance of the object. After the images are projected onto the object, the augmented appearance of the objected is substantially the same regardless of a viewing angle for the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: Disney Enterprises, Inc., ETH Zurich (Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zurich)
    Inventors: Anselm Grundhofer, Amit Bermano, Bernd Bickel, Philipp Bruschweiler, Markus Gross, Daisuke Iwai
  • Patent number: 10130334
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display controller. The display controller is configured to arrange a foreground image in a three-dimensional space and display, on a display device, the foreground image as an inspection status image representing an inspection status by an ultrasonic wave. The foreground image includes a linear image being as an image including a plurality of linear images that change in accordance with a status of a probe and connect the center of a circle and a circumference of the circle with each other, a probe image that is located at the center of the circle and has a shape of the probe, and a spherical image being as a spherical image that represents a range to which the ultrasonic wave output from the probe is applied and has a cross section as the circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Kashima
  • Patent number: 10133828
    Abstract: A method of calculating an inserting force using 3D modeling, the method being performed by a numerical analysis apparatus is provided. The method includes receiving 3D modeling of a first model and a second model and receiving a first movement direction of the first model to couple the first model to the second model and searching for a contact surface between the first model and the second model while simulating the movement of the first model along the first movement direction and calculating an inserting force required in the process of coupling the first model and the second model by using the contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION
    Inventors: Dong Woo Seo, Myung Il Kim, Jae Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 10127638
    Abstract: An image haze removing apparatus includes at least a transmission coefficient generator, a low pass filter, a particle size parameter estimator, a transmission coefficient divider and a real image estimator. The transmission coefficient generator generates a transmission coefficient based on a captured image. The low pass filter outputs a low frequency image, which includes a low frequency component of the captured image. The particle size parameter estimator estimates a particle size parameter based on the low frequency image. The transmission coefficient divider divides the transmission coefficient based on the particle size parameter to generate first to third divided transmission coefficients, which correspond to red, green and blue data of the captured image, respectively. The real image estimator estimates a real image by applying the first to third divided transmission coefficients to the red, green and blue data of the captured image, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SOGANG UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Rae-Hong Park, Hyeon-Jin Ahn, Dong-Won Jang
  • Patent number: 10127685
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining a building/urban profile image location includes extracting a building/urban profile from an obtained image and comparing the image to a database of building/urban profiles. The database may be created by obtaining point cloud data sets scanned building/urban profiles, converting the obtained point cloud data sets to a corresponding 3D surface model, and creating the database of stored building/urban profiles viewed from multiple locations within each of the 3D surface models. By comparing the extracted building/urban profile image with the stored building/urban profiles contained within the database and finding a match the location from which the extracted building/urban profile image was taken can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ObjectVideo Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Gang Qian, Huiping Li, Yunxian Zhou Zhou, David Conger, Allison Beach
  • Patent number: 10127711
    Abstract: A method of displaying caustics, the method includes determining intersection positions at which rays emitted from a light source pass through particles of a first object and meet a second object; applying caustic textures to the intersection positions; and rendering the first object using a caustic map based on a result of the applying caustic textures to the intersection positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwiryong Jung, Nahyup Kang, Jiyeon Kim, Donghoon Sagong, Hyong Euk Lee, Minjung Son, Inwoo Ha
  • Patent number: 10127636
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and techniques for reconstructing objects depicted in digital image data within a three-dimensional space are disclosed, according to various exemplary embodiments. The inventive concepts uniquely utilize internal features to accomplish reconstruction, thereby avoiding reliance on reconstructing objects based on information derived from location of edges. The inventive concepts thus provide an improvement over conventional object reconstruction since objects may be reconstructed even when edges are obscured or not depicted in the digital image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: KOFAX, INC.
    Inventors: Jiyong Ma, Stephen Michael Thompson, Jan W. Amtrup
  • Patent number: 10127723
    Abstract: An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventor: Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 10127719
    Abstract: A method of creating a real time synthetic model tracking a dynamic physical entity, comprising: a) Receiving multiple points extracted from a sequence of 3D information depicting a dynamic physical entity, each point is associated with position and photometric information. b) Identifying, within the multiply of points, a cloud point which includes multiple entity representative points which portray a surface of the dynamic physical entity. c) Generating a points-surface for a synthetic model by creating spatial presentation of the entity representative points through calculation of principal curvatures for each entity representative point according to the respective position information. d) Generating a continuous surface for the synthetic model by texturing ellipsoidal shapes created for each entity representative point according to the respective photometric information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventors: Miriam Reiner, Tatiana Gelfeld
  • Patent number: 10127717
    Abstract: A system for creating a model of an article of clothing or other wearable, the system includes a mannequin or other model of at least a portion of a human form; a sensing device configured to scan the mannequin without the wearable to generate a first scan information and configured to scan the surface of the wearable on the mannequin to generate a second scan information; a processor communicatively coupled to the sensing device to receive the first and second scan information, the processor configured to: generate point clouds using the scan information; aligning the point clouds; generating a plurality of slices along at least one longitudinal axis through the point clouds, each slice having a centroid along a corresponding longitudinal axis; and generating a table having a plurality of entries each representing a distance between corresponding vertices for the pair of point clouds; the table representing the wearable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Ohzone, Inc.
    Inventors: Warangkana Tepmongkol, John R. Myers, Richard W. Bunce, Kevin P Acken
  • Patent number: 10119809
    Abstract: Camera simulation is extended to multi-camera systems. One aspect relates combine computer-graphics, single-camera simulation, multi-camera image signal processor (ISP) are combined to simulate and optimize a multi-camera system. Scene modeling is performed using synthetic computer generated scenes. The computer-graphics images are generated, taking into account the camera-intrinsic and camera-extrinsic parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ramkumar Narayanswamy, Ginni Grover, Ram C. Nalla
  • Patent number: 10120956
    Abstract: Methods and systems for distributed computation of graph data permit edge collection and vertex collection, each to be partitioned among a plurality of computational units. In one embodiment, the methods employ a two-phase computational cycle, which is repeated until the computation is complete. In a first phase, processing units process each active edge and vertex by doing the following: reading their current attribute values, executing programmed computational functions, updating edge attributes and sending data messages to vertices. In a second phase, each vertex update processor processes each of its active vertices by doing the following: reading its current attribute values and received data messages, executing a programmed computational function, and updating the vertex's attribute values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: GRAPHSQL, INC., KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Li Chen, Ruoming Jin, Yu Xu
  • Patent number: 10121230
    Abstract: Methods and systems for fractional level of detail assignment are described herein. A method embodiment for fractional level of detail (LOD) assignment includes obtaining a set of features and image data at a range of LOD values, assigning one or more fractional LOD values to the obtained features and providing the features and the image data at the fractional LOD values. The embodiment also includes hashing an identifier associated with each feature and computing a hash cutoff value by mapping the range of LOD levels onto a range of integers. A system embodiment includes a LOD assigner to assign fractional LOD values to features in image data and to provide the features and the image data at the fractional LOD values. The system embodiment further includes a retrieval engine to return features with a range of LOD values that include the fractional LOD values to the LOD assigner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alex Gontmakher, Andrin von Rechenberg
  • Patent number: 10122992
    Abstract: A method for creating multiple viewpoint images for an image frame. The method includes receiving by a processing element a left eye image and a right eye image, wherein the left eye image and right eye image comprise a stereoscopic image pair. Once the images are received, the method includes determining by the processing element a first viewing location corresponding to the left eye image and a second viewing location corresponding to the right eye image and determining by the processing element a plurality of new viewpoint locations using the first viewing location and the second viewpoint location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis Nathaniel Siegel, Brandon Bloch, Robert M. Neuman, Brian Whited, David Anthony Bossert
  • Patent number: 10120526
    Abstract: Provided is a volumetric image display apparatus for providing a user interface using a visual indicator, the apparatus including a recognition unit to recognize an input object in a predetermined three-dimensional (3D) recognition space, a visual indicator location determining unit to determine a location of the visual indicator in a predetermined volumetric image display space, based on the input object, and a display unit to display the visual indicator in the predetermined volumetric image display space, based on the location of the visual indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: JaeJoon Han, HyunJeong Lee
  • Patent number: 10121086
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a hardware processor and a controller. The hardware processor detects a first region in an image that includes a character and detects a second region in the image that includes a text-line including at least a particular number of first regions. The controller causes the hardware processor to detect the second region in the image when a variation of a camera is less than or equal to a threshold. The controller changes a setting of the hardware processor associated with the detection of at least one of the first and second region and causes the hardware processor to detect the second region in the image when the second region is not detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kaoru Suzuki, Yojiro Tonouchi
  • Patent number: 10121191
    Abstract: A method for designing and customizing a furniture product on a screen of a computer comprising displaying a plurality of rectangular parallelepiped spaces as a plurality of part member spaces on a screen, assembling the plurality of part member spaces on the screen such that the plurality of the part member spaces form a furniture product, providing a part member face-correlation between a face of the first part member space and a face of the second part member space that is in parallel with the face of the first part member space, moving the face of the first part member space by a predetermined distances in a perpendicular direction to the face, and displaying a three-dimensional image of the furniture product on the screen after the alteration of dimensions of the part member spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Domans, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Ninomiya, Hiroyuki Masuda
  • Patent number: 10121249
    Abstract: A method for generating visual enhancement of areas of interest in images includes receiving data representing a plurality of images in a sequence of images; analyzing the plurality images to identify respective three dimensional (3D) locations of one or more areas of interest in the plurality of images; visually enhancing the one or more of the identified areas of interest in the plurality of the images in the sequence of images; and communicating the visually enhanced image data to a display device to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: BAJA EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Pozos, Jose Agraz, Alicia Leon, Brent Baccetti