Adjusting Level Of Detail Patents (Class 345/428)
  • Patent number: 11330219
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a dynamic vision sensor. The dynamic vision sensor comprises a pixel array, address event representations, and a control logic. The pixel array includes a plurality of dynamic vision sensor (DVS) pixels connected to a plurality of row lines and a plurality of column lines. Each of the DVS pixels is configured to output an event signal in response to a change in light. The address event representations are configured to select one of the plurality of column lines and obtain an event signal output from DVS pixels connected to the selected column line. The control logic is configured to generate image data, including an object capable of generating a movement using an event signal output from each of the plurality of DVS pixels. The control logic divides the plurality of DVS pixels into a plurality of groups and allocates different readout times to each of the plurality of groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoungmoo Kim, Jaeho Baek, Jongwoo Bong, JOngseok Seo, Donghee Yeo, Seungnam Choi
  • Patent number: 11321380
    Abstract: A method of calculating feedback parameters for presentation images presented to spectators, comprising obtaining a presentation stream comprising a sequence of a plurality of presentation images, analyzing the presentation stream to identify a plurality of presentation periods of a presentation session, during each presentation period an associated one of the plurality of presentation images is presented to one or more spectators, receiving a plurality of feedback messages transmitted by client device(s) used by the spectator(s) to provide feedback to one or more of the presentation images, correlating each feedback message with one of the presentation images according to a presentation period during which the feedback message is received and transmitting the correlated feedback messages to feedback analysis system(s) adapted to calculate one or more feedback parameters for one or more presentation images based on the feedback extracted from the feedback messages correlated with one or more of the presentati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Vivi International Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Lior Rauchberger
  • Patent number: 11315366
    Abstract: A conference recording method is provided. The method includes obtaining a multimedia file corresponding to a conference, the multimedia file includes video data and audio data. Posture language of each person is recognized from the video data. Facial features and voice features of each person are extracted from the multimedia file. Personal identity information of each person is identified according to the facial features and the voice features of each person. Once the audio data corresponding to each person is converted into text information, the posture language, the personal identity information, and the text information corresponding to each person are output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chi-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 11315215
    Abstract: A magnified portion and an unmagnified portion of a computer-generated reality (CGR) environment are displayed from a first position. In response to receiving an input, a magnified portion of the CGR environment from a second position is displayed with a magnification less than that of the magnified portion of the CGR environment from the first position and a field of view greater than that of the magnified portion of the CGR environment from the first position. A first unmagnified portion of the CGR environment from a third position is displayed with a field of view greater than that of the magnified portion of the CGR environment from the second position. Then, a second unmagnified portion of the CGR environment from the third position is displayed with a field of view greater than that of the first unmagnified portion of the CGR environment from the third position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan S. Burgoyne, Bradley Peebler, Philipp Rockel
  • Patent number: 11308251
    Abstract: A method and system provide the ability to design a surface. An existing triangular surface mesh representative of an existing surface is obtained. A modification to the mesh in compliance with design constraints is received. A volume level set or a volume minimization set, for the modified mesh, is obtained in Euclidean space. A volume subgradient set based on the volume level set, is obtained. A scalar is determined and used to scale heights between vertices of a triangle. A projection is computed and may be scaled. The projection may then be removed from the triangle's vertices. The removing changes the triangular surface mesh into a converged triangular surface mesh that minimizes an objective function. The objective function computes an absolute earthwork volume and/or an absolute value of a net volume representing the difference between a fill and cut of earthwork material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Valentin R. Koch, Hung M. Phan
  • Patent number: 11300680
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, devices, and machine-readable media for 3D radar weather data rendering techniques. A computer-implemented method for 3D radar weather data rendering includes retrieving weather data from a weather radar. Gridded data is generated based on the weather data. The gridded data includes a uniform grid of cubes, where each of the cubes is associated with at least one weather parameter value of a plurality of weather parameter values corresponding to the weather data. A triangular mesh for a data grouping within the gridded data is extracted. An object file including vertices and faces associated with the triangular mesh is generated. The object file is communicated to a three-dimensional (3D) visualization system to present a 3D rendering of the object file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Cornell, Rachel M. Phinney, Nicole A. Haffke, John Elkins, Alan M. Lee, Sabien D. Jarmin, Scott W. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 11295528
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide an image rendering method, an image rendering apparatus, an image processing device, and a computer-readable storage medium. In one embodiment, the method, apparatus, device, and medium involve obtaining an initial image of a current scene, and determining a first area and a second area on the initial image; rendering image data of the first area based on a first rendering rule, to obtain a first sub-image; rendering image data of the second area based on a second rendering rule, to obtain a second sub-image; and generating a target display image based on the first sub-image and the second sub-image, the first rendering rule being different from the second rendering rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jui Hsiang Chao, Huai-Che Lee
  • Patent number: 11290777
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for receiving a request to generate a video of a specified resolution based on a plurality of images, and generating, via a file engine, a plurality of transfer units comprising the plurality of images, wherein each of the plurality of transfer units has a size based on the specified resolution and at least one of: (i) a count of the plurality of images or (ii) a size of the plurality of images. The file engine then assigns the plurality of transfer units for parallel processing by a plurality of image processing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Giovanni Colombo, Scott Erickson
  • Patent number: 11276236
    Abstract: An extended reality (XR) system includes an extended reality application executing on a processor within the XR system. The XR system receives, via a client device, a selection of a first extended reality (XR) object located within an XR environment. The XR system receives, via the client device, a request to move the selected first XR object within the XR environment. The XR system calculates a distance between a first feature of the first XR object and a first plane associated with a second XR object within the XR environment. The XR system determines that the distance is within a particular distance. In response to determining that the distance is within the particular distance, the XR system positions the first feature within the XR environment such that the first feature is coplanar with the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Devin Bhushan, Jesse Chor, Glen Wong, Stanislav Yazhenskikh, Jim Zhu
  • Patent number: 11276238
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method, an apparatus, an electronic device and a computer readable storage medium for generating a three-dimensional effect based on a face. In an embodiment of the method, a standard face image is displayed, a three-dimensional effect which located on the standard face image is created at least by configuring a three-dimensional model and configuring a material of the three-dimensional model, effect parameters are generated according to the three-dimensional effect, a first face image recognized from an image sensor is obtained, and the three-dimensional effect is generated on the first face image according to the effect parameters. Through the above method, the three-dimensional effect can be easily configured and edited, and the three-dimensional effect generation algorithm can generate three-dimensional effects on the face images acquired in real time using three-dimensional effects parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING MICROLIVE VISION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Jing Wang, Xin Lin
  • Patent number: 11270664
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a computing device including one or more processors and a foldable display. A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores a set of instructions that when executed by at least one processor of the one more processors cause the at least one processor to detect a usage mode of the foldable electronic device, detect user input to the foldable electronic device, and control a brightness of an active area on the display based on the detected usage mode and detected user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Jiang, Michael Rosenzweig
  • Patent number: 11249714
    Abstract: Systems and methods of shareable virtual objects and virtual objects as message objects to facilitate communications sessions in an augmented reality environment are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, to facilitate sharing of an object in an augmented reality environment of a real world environment. The method can further include world-locking the object or user-locking the object in accordance with a request of the object to be posted in the augmented reality environment for a given user. In world-locking the object, the object is enabled to be interacted with by the given user if and when the given user is at or in the vicinity of the given location. In user-locking the object, the object is enabled to be interacted with by the given user regardless of where the given user is physically located in the real world environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Magical Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nova Spivack, Matthew Hoerl
  • Patent number: 11250819
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, an image system comprises a display and a controller. A portion of the display is capable of a first visual fidelity level which is the highest visual fidelity capability of the display. The controller is configured to determine a first location of a point on the display where the center of gaze of a user intersects the display and determine a plurality of concentric regions on the display sharing a common center determined at least in part on the first location of the point. The controller is further configured to communicate a command to the display to reduce the angular and spatial resolution of selected regions below the first visual fidelity level, the reduction in visual fidelity of each region determined at least in part on a proximity of each region from the first location of the point, such that the regions farther from the point have greater levels of reduction in visual fidelity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Lamkin, Kyle Martin Ringgenberg, Jordan David Lamkin
  • Patent number: 11238662
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein adjust the luminance values of an image to improve the appearance of the image on an augmented reality device. In some implementations, the luminance values of an image are adjusted so that the image can be displayed on an augmented reality device (e.g., with background luminance) such that the image will be perceived more similarly to how the image would be perceived otherwise (e.g., on a device without background luminance). In some implementations, an image is adjusted based on an estimate of human perception of luminance that is not linear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ralf Habel, Anselm Grundhoefer
  • Patent number: 11232739
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device of the present disclosure comprises a communication unit, and a processor for: when receiving measurement information including color coordinate values of a display through the communication unit, calculating an average adjustment value for color coordinate values of a first region among multiple regions constituting the display by using the received measurement information; if color coordinate values at a boundary between the first region and a second region adjacent to the first region are continuous, adjusting, for each pixel, an adjustment value so that an adjustment amount of color coordinate values of the first region decreases as the adjustment amount gets closer to the boundary with reference to the average adjustment value; and if color coordinate values at the boundary between the first region and the second region are discontinuous, maintaining the adjustment amount at the average adjustment value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Howoong Kang
  • Patent number: 11222731
    Abstract: Generating a data model may include receiving a raw data set and generating a first repository based on a first set of features of the raw data set, a second repository having a second set of features based on an aggregation of features of the first repository, and a third repository having a third set of features based on the first and second features sets. The data model may be generated based on a tradeoff between accuracy and provenance of the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Guttmann, Xing Zhi Sun
  • Patent number: 11223817
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are dual stereoscopic image display apparatus and method. The dual stereoscopic image display method is performed by a dual stereoscopic image display apparatus, and includes separating a background image including a background and a foreground object image including a foreground object from multi-view stereoscopic image data, setting the background image so that the background image is output via a first display at a first resolution, and setting the foreground object image so that the foreground object image is output via a second display at a second resolution, and synchronizing the background image and the foreground object image into a single stereoscopic image via the first display and the second display, and outputting the stereoscopic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventor: Do-Hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 11217207
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a plurality of displays, a memory configured to store applications and parameters associated with execution screens of the applications, and a processor which is electrically connected with the plurality of displays and the memory. The processor is configured to, when at least one application of the applications is executed, obtain a first parameter associated with a first execution screen of the at least one application and a second parameter associated with a second execution screen of the at least one application from the memory, and to output the first execution screen in one of the plurality of displays based on the first parameter and output the second execution screen in another of the plurality of displays based on the second parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Won Chae, Jung Eun Lee
  • Patent number: 11216649
    Abstract: A display device capable of automatically adjusting displayed image comprises a display device, a camera assembly, an image recognition device and a signal processor. The display device including a shell and a display panel partially exposed from the shell, wherein the display panel faces a first direction. The camera assembly obtains a first image with a first visual angle and obtain a second image with a second visual angle. The image recognition device generates a first instruction when the first image meets a first condition and generates a second instruction when the second image meets a second condition. The signal processor adjusts the display signal to conceal the displayed image according to the first instruction and to adjust the display signal to generate a reminder message on the displayed image according to the second instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hung-Cheng Chen, Tse-Hsine Liao, Chin Hui Chen, Chih-Hua Ke
  • Patent number: 11210455
    Abstract: A method and system for providing shareable and cross-application non-destructive content processing pipelines. A set of non-destructive edits for a content item is received via a first content processing application, wherein the set of non-destructive edits includes a series of operations performed by a user on the content item. The set of non-destructive edits is stored in a shareable format. The set of non-destructive edits is exported in the shareable format, wherein the set of non-destructive edits is importable by a second content processing application different from the first content processing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Debarshi Ray
  • Patent number: 11212449
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interface for capturing and managing media (e.g., photo media, video media). In some examples, user interfaces for capturing media (e.g., photo media, video media) are described. In some examples, user interfaces for displaying camera controls and indicators are described. In some examples, user interfaces for adjusting media (e.g., photo media (e.g., a sequence of images, a single image), video media) are described. In some examples, user interfaces for managing the file format of media (e.g., photo, video media) are described. In some examples, user interfaces for storing media (photo media (e.g., a sequences of image, a single still image), video media) are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Behkish J. Manzari, Morten Poulsen, Richard John Henry Shields, Nicholas D. Lupinetti
  • Patent number: 11207773
    Abstract: A transfer source action information acquisition unit acquires first action information of the transfer source robot. A transfer destination action information acquisition unit acquires second action information of the transfer destination robot. A correction unit corrects the action information of the transfer source robot by using the second action information and in accordance with a predetermined update formula and thereby generates third action information of the transfer destination robot. The pieces of the second action information of the transfer destination robot are less than the pieces of the first action information of the transfer source robot. The first to third action information includes a set of data indicative of one or more robot joint values and a set of data indicative of a coordinate value of a robot specific part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SOINN INC.
    Inventors: Shohei Enomoto, Osamu Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11200280
    Abstract: Systems and methods for storing and retrieving geospatial data in a geographic information system are provided. Geospatial data can be spatially partitioned along axes of a spherical coordinate system associated with a virtual globe or other spheroid into a plurality of discrete geospatial volumes pursuant to a hierarchical spatial partitioning scheme. For instance, geospatial data can be spatially partitioned into geospatial volumes along surfaces of constant latitude, longitude, and altitude defined by the spherical coordinate system. The discrete geospatial volumes can be stored as nodes in a hierarchical tree data structure. Additional methods are provided for portioning geospatial objects, such as tiles or discrete geospatial volumes, in tritree to reduce polar distortions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: John H. Rohlf, Matthew Dexter Hancher
  • Patent number: 11194364
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first chassis, a second chassis which is coupled to the first chassis to be openable and closable, a first display which is disposed on a first surface of the second chassis which faces the first chassis, a second display which is disposed on a second surface of the second chassis which is opposite to the first surface and a processing circuitry, in which the processing circuitry detects a lid close action that a user is about to close the first chassis or lid close, and in a case where the lid close action or the lid close is detected, displays a selection menu which is used for selecting a mode to be executed in a lid closed state and includes a plurality of modes on the first display or the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Mori, Nana Kudo, Kenneth Scott Seethaler, Adam Jerome Cavenaugh
  • Patent number: 11190741
    Abstract: A “Concurrent Projector-Camera” uses an image projection device in combination with one or more cameras to enable various techniques that provide visually flicker-free projection of images or video, while real-time image or video capture is occurring in that same space. The Concurrent Projector-Camera provides this projection in a manner that eliminates video feedback into the real-time image or video capture. More specifically, the Concurrent Projector-Camera dynamically synchronizes a combination of projector lighting (or light-control points) on-state temporal compression in combination with on-state temporal shifting during each image frame projection to open a “capture time slot” for image capture during which no image is being projected. This capture time slot represents a tradeoff between image capture time and decreased brightness of the projected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sasa Junuzovic, William Thomas Blank, Steven Bathiche, Anoop Gupta, Andrew D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11182960
    Abstract: The system generates real-time augmented reality video for TV broadcast, cinema or video games. The system includes a monoscopic video camera including a body, a stereoscopic video camera, and a processor. The system includes sensors, including multiple non-optical sensors, which provide real-time positioning data defining the 3D position and 3D orientation of the monoscopic video camera, or enable the 3D position and 3D orientation of the monoscopic video camera to be calculated. The processor is configured to use the real-time positioning data automatically to create, recall, render or modify computer generated 3D objects. The processor is configured to determine the 3D position and orientation of the monoscopic video camera with reference to a 3D map of the real-world generated whilst the camera is being used to capture video. The processor is configured to track the scene without a requirement for an initial or prior survey of the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NCAM TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Samuel Boivin, Brice Michoud
  • Patent number: 11170313
    Abstract: One factor in limiting the speed of conventional implementations of mixture models is that the algorithm involves many decisions where different operations are fetched and performed depending on the outcome of the decisions. These decisions cause flushing of the pipeline, and thus prevent the realization of a highly parallel pipeline in a processor. Without parallelism, the throughput of the pipeline in the processor, i.e., the ability to process many samples of the digital input at a time, is limited. To alleviate this issue, implementation of the mixture model is reformulated, among other things, by embedding decisions into the process flow as multiplicative factors. The resulting implementation alleviates the need to use if-else statements for the decisions and reduces the number of times the pipeline has to be flushed. The implementation enables a pipeline with a higher degree of parallelism and thereby increases throughput and speed of the implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Analog Devices International Unlimited Company
    Inventor: Raka Singh
  • Patent number: 11145108
    Abstract: A cube map is used for determining the appearance of a surface by means of a precomputed texture image. Embodiments of the present invention are drawn computer systems and methods for rendering a spherical projection as a cube map that mitigates non-uniform pixel density near the edges of the cube map to avoid artifacts and increase rendering performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Dunn, Mathias Schott, John Spitzer
  • Patent number: 11131734
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computing system and non-transitory computer readable medium having computer readable code thereon for processing a dataset of multidimensional signals captured from points in a physical space. The computer-implemented method includes using a computing system, determining, for each of the points, a plurality of spatially neighbouring points in the physical space; and using the computing system, creating a modified signal for each point based on the signals of its respective spatially neighbouring points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Gagan Sidhu
  • Patent number: 11126335
    Abstract: In some aspects, a method of authoring an interactive presentation includes defining a sequence of two or more primary content items within a presentation, and associating a link to additional content with a primary content item of the sequence in a non-transitory computer-readable medium. In additional aspects, a method of delivering an interactive presentation includes accessing the sequence of two or more primary content items, delivering the primary content items to a presentation device, and delivering, to applications operating on mobile devices of audience members, the primary content items with the additional content and/or one or more links thereto. In further aspects, a method of interacting with an interactive presentation includes receiving, by a mobile device of an audience member, a sequence of primary content items with additional content and/or one or more links thereto, and displaying the received primary content items and the additional content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Trustees of the Thomas Family Trust
    Inventors: Callie Thomas, William Thomas
  • Patent number: 11127111
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described regarding selective allocation of processing resources for processing image data. Processing circuitry may warp a frame of image data around variously indicated areas of the frame to create a warped frame of image data. The processing circuitry may allocate more pixels to the indicated areas by virtue of the frame warping operation. The warped frame may then be output for further processing in accordance with proportions of the warped frame resulting in better image or video quality in the indicated areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yuri Dolgin, Yuval Schwartz, Dorit Nehama, Itay Goldoft, Yoav Lindner, Costia Parfenyev, Dov Bukin, David Berrebi
  • Patent number: 11122331
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a receiving device, a transmitting device, and a data processing method, in which seamless reproduction can be performed at the time of switching a broadcast signal. A receiving device receives a plurality of broadcast signals, and selects a broadcast signal of a target from the plurality of broadcast signals, on the basis of a result of processing with respect to the broadcast signal, and thus, it is possible to perform seamless reproduction at the time of switching the broadcast signal. The present technology, for example, can be applied to a receiver which is capable of receiving digital television broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Takahashi, Lachlan Bruce Michael
  • Patent number: 11120605
    Abstract: A texture filtering unit and a method are disclosed that provide multiple variants of an approximate trilinear filtering operation. A texture sampling and filtering unit may be configured to determine a level-of-detail (LOD) value for a sample point in texture space, and select, based on the LOD value, a fine mip-level and a coarse mip-level from the mip-map. The closer of the two selected mip-levels to the sample point is determined, and farther of the two selected mip-levels from the sample point is determined. A first quad of texels in the closer mip-level and a second quad of texels in the farther mip-level are then determined. A total of five or fewer texels are selected from the first quad of texels and from the second quad of texels. A filtered value for the sample point is determined based on an approximate trilinear filtering operation on the selected texels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Anders M. Kugler, Aayush Ankit, Wilson Wai Lun Fung
  • Patent number: 11106713
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for sampling a set of data using inverted indexes in response to a user interaction with a user interface. Based on the user interaction with a displayed grouping of a summarization of a set of data, the system uses filter criteria corresponding to the grouping to review one or more inverted indexes and identify a sample of events for analysis. The system then accesses the sample of events and provides the results for display to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Miller, Jason Szeto, Jose Solis, Jindrich Dinga, David Marquardt
  • Patent number: 11100872
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for mode switching are provided in the disclosure. Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for switching a display mode of a device. The method includes receiving an intensity value of ambient light when the device is in a first control mode in which backlights of a liquid crystal display screen are controlled in order to control a display brightness of the liquid crystal display screen, determining whether the intensity value is less than a predetermined threshold, and when the intensity value is less than the predetermined threshold, controlling the device to enter a second control mode in which voltages provided to data lines of the liquid crystal display screen are scaled according to a ratio in order to control the display brightness of the liquid crystal display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Guosheng Li, Anyu Liu, Laijun Yan
  • Patent number: 11094295
    Abstract: Devices, methods and computer program products that facilitate automated adjustment of size or configuration of head up display image in a vehicle. A device can include a memory and a processor that executes computer executable modules. The computer executable modules can include: a head up display that generates an image visible to a driver of a vehicle within an eye box, a detection module that determines position of the driver's eyes or head relative to position of the eye box, and an adjustment module that adjusts size or configuration of the image within the eye box in response to the determined driver's eye or head position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Claes Edgren, Elias Olsson
  • Patent number: 11093115
    Abstract: A computer program product for providing a graphical user interface for displaying of and enabling cooperative use of resources on a display of a computing device includes computer readable code means, the computer readable code means when executed by a processor device, being configured to provide an environment, the environment being configured to represent the resources on the display of the computing device, provide a first viewport to at least a portion of the environment on the display of the computing device, enable a resource to be added to the environment and be viewed within the first viewport and enable the resource to be acted upon within the first viewport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Chad Dustin Tillman
  • Patent number: 11061240
    Abstract: A method of adapting content responsive to a well-being of a user wearing a head mountable display (HMD) includes detecting, by one or more sensors, one or more parameters indicating one or more current properties of the user wearing the HMD, generating information indicating the well-being of the user based on the one or more parameters, and adapting an output of the HMD responsive to the generated information, the output comprising at least one of an image and an audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony William Godar, Richard James Forster
  • Patent number: 11063306
    Abstract: A method can include powering circuitry via a lithium ion battery; during the powering, determining a discharge rate of the lithium ion battery; and, based at least in part on the determined discharge rate, adjusting a cut-off voltage for the lithium ion battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Bouziane Yebka, Joseph Anthony Holung, Tin-Lup Wong, Philip John Jakes
  • Patent number: 11055857
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method for representing a surrounding environment of an ego autonomous driving vehicle (ADV) is described. The method represents the surrounding environment using a first set of features from a definition (HD) map and a second set of features from a target object in the surrounding environment. The first set of features are extracted from the high definition map using a convolutional neural network (CNN), and the second set of features are handcrafted features from the target object during a predetermined number of past driving cycles of the ego ADV. The first set of features and the second set of features are concatenated and provided to a number of fully connected layers of the CNN to predict behaviors of the target object. In one embodiment, the operations in the method can be repeated for each driving cycle of the ego ADV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Liangliang Zhang, Hongyi Sun, Dong Li, Jiangtao Hu, Jinghao Miao
  • Patent number: 11055912
    Abstract: For a mapping application, a method for reporting a problem related to a map displayed by the mapping application is described. The method identifies a mode in which the mapping application is operating. The method identifies a set of types of problems to report based on the identified mode. The method displays, in a display area of the mapping application, a graphical user interface (GUI) page that includes a set of selectable user interface (UI) items that represent the identified set of types of problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Marcel van Os, Albert P. Dul, Ethan C. Sorrelgreen, I Wei Lai
  • Patent number: 11044437
    Abstract: A method and system of transmitting a plurality of area-of-interest video codestreams is described. A first video codestream and one or more second video codestreams are generated from a plurality of large format images that are captured. The first video codestream has a first plurality of areas-of-interest selected from the plurality of large format images and the one or more second video codestream have at least a second plurality of areas-of-interest from the same plurality of large format images. The first video codestream is generated at a first frame rate and each of the second video codestreams is generated at a second frame rate. The first and second video codestreams are combined to obtain a combined video codestream. The combined video codestream is then transmitted to a computer system that regenerates the first video codestream and the one or more second video codestreams at their respective frame rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: PIXIA CORP.
    Inventors: Rudolf O. Ernst, Rahul C. Thakkar
  • Patent number: 11043021
    Abstract: Improved texturing processes utilizing smart materials are provided to increase developer productivity when texturing objects within multi-dimensional environments, and particularly, 3D environments. A developer may generate an object, select a smart material to apply, and manipulate the dimensions of the object to cause an aspect ratio of at least one surface having a material applied to change without altering an aspect ratio of a texture tile of the material as rendered on the surface of the object. Texturing of object surfaces from a selected smart material is determined in a shared material space based on a mapping of object vertices that maintain original material qualities (e.g., a defined aspect ratio of the texture) and mitigate discontinuities in a material applied to adjacent surfaces, including those of different objects and when those objects are repositioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Manticore Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Fessler, Jr., Brendan Mauro, Alexandra Baryshnikova
  • Patent number: 11042985
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus which generates a display image, includes: terminals; and at least one processor and/or at least one circuit to perform the operations of the following units: obtaining unit configured to obtain second images each having a second number of pixels from the terminals, wherein the second images form a first image having a first number of pixels, setting unit configured to set a region of the first image corresponding to the display image based on user input, and generating unit configured to generate the display image on the basis of one of the second images in a case where the number of pixels in the region is greater than a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ken Yanagibashi, Hirofumi Urabe, Takushi Kimura
  • Patent number: 11042185
    Abstract: A user terminal device and a displaying method thereof are provided. The user terminal device includes a display configured to be divided into a plurality of display areas along a plurality of folding lines, a plurality of hinges configured to support the display along the plurality of folding lines, a detector configured to detect a bending state of the display along the plurality of folding lines, and a controller configured to, in response to a detection of the display being bent along at least one of the plurality of folding lines, control the display to display information in the plurality of display areas based on a bending state of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hae-yoon Park, Ji-yeon Kwak, Yeo-jun Yoon, Yun-kyung Kim, Hyun-jin Kim
  • Patent number: 11039173
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for communicating video/images from a first electronic device to a second electronic device via a network. The first electronic device can include a digital video camera and the second electronic device can include a mobile electronic device, such as a smart phone. The method can include, with the first electronic device, acquiring a first image (as part of a video) having a first resolution, transmitting the first image with a second resolution to the second electronic device, receiving a cropping parameter from the second electronic device, acquiring a second image (as part of a video), cropping the second image based on the crop parameter resulting in a third image having a third resolution, and transmitting the third image with the third resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Arlo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rob Chang, John Thomas, Jimmy Lin, Jeff Liu, Dennis Aldover, Rajinder Singh
  • Patent number: 11024266
    Abstract: A display control method and an electronic device thereof according to various embodiments include a display, a processor operatively connected with the display, and a memory operatively connected with the processor, and the memory stores instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to execute an application, to detect performance degradation of the application, and to adjust a resolution of the application based on a resolution adjustment cost of the application in response to the performance degradation of the application being detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Nam, Jungeun Lee
  • Patent number: 11019123
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for multi-bit rate component sharding, wherein processors are configured to identify respective sizes of each of different data partitions of a totality of content data of a moving picture experts group format file, the content data including audio data or video data. The processor is configured to determine bandwidth capacities for each of different telecommunication channels that are available to send the file content data to a designated recipient device; partition the file content data into differently-sized data groups, each of including audio data or video data; and differentially rout the data groups to ones of the channels as a function of matching data group data sizes to the channel bandwidth capacities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Bastian, Aaron K. Baughman, Nicholas A. McCrory, Todd R. Whitman
  • Patent number: 10996357
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure involve a method comprising a method comprising inputting borehole dip data; determining characteristics of a plurality of dips based on the borehole dip data; applying one or more geological models to the characteristics; and generating one or more geological cross-sections based on geological modeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsushi Yamada, Josselin Kherroubi
  • Patent number: 10976773
    Abstract: A user terminal device and a displaying method thereof are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hae-yoon Park, Ji-yeon Kwak, Hyun-jin Kim, Yun-kyung Kim