Adjusting Level Of Detail Patents (Class 345/428)
  • Patent number: 10261956
    Abstract: A query rewriter associated with a database management system or visualization client rewrites a database query based on properties, characteristics, etc. of the visualization to be rendered by the visualization client. For example, the query rewriter receives an initial query and one or more visualization parameters (such as width, height and/or type of visualization) for the visualization client. The query rewriter rewrites the initial query based on the visualization parameter(s), so as to produce a data-reducing query, and then outputs the data-reducing query for execution. The query rewriter can selectively rewrite the initial query depending on size of query results of the initial query. In some example implementations, the query rewriting models a process of rasterization of geometric primitives by the visualization client, so as to facilitate error-free visualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Uwe Jugel, Zbigniew Jerzak, Eric Peukert
  • Patent number: 10255715
    Abstract: A method for reducing discomfort when viewing virtual reality (VR) content for use in head mounted displays (HMDs). The method includes accessing a model that identifies a plurality of learned patterns associated with the generation of corresponding baseline VR content that is likely to cause discomfort. The method includes processing a first application to generate data associated with simulated user interactions with first VR content of the first application. The method includes comparing the data to the model to identify a pattern in the data matching at least one of the learned patterns, such that the identified pattern is likely to cause discomfort. The method includes identifying a zone in the first application corresponding to identified pattern. The method includes applying a discomfort reduction filter effect within the zone for purposes of reducing potential discomfort in a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Dominic S. Mallinson
  • Patent number: 10257461
    Abstract: Automated, algorithmic quality control is performed for digital content converted from one form or format to another. Such conversion may be made of movies, television programs, feature films, advertisements, or any other content. The conversion process may be semi or fully automated, and may include a range of alterations, such as pulldown or frame rate conversions, size and/or resolution conversions, addition of content, deletion of content, and so forth. Actual content contained in pre-and post-converted frames is utilized, such as by image recognition techniques, as a base for the quality control routines. Audio data may also be considered. The quality control is fully or nearly fully automated with minimal manual involvement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventor: Harvey Landy
  • Patent number: 10257456
    Abstract: Embodiments of a virtual frame buffer (VFB) for buffering asynchronous data originating from an imaging source such as a dynamic vision sensor. The VFB may include a hash table memory, a data memory, and a control unit. The control unit receives an input address of an asynchronous data event and determines a pseudo-randomly computed hash of the hash table memory at which to store the input address. The control unit links the hash to a handle corresponding to a data memory cell that stores pixel data of the event. The VFB may interface like a full frame buffer, but use significantly less memory. The VFB may be used with a pixel processing algorithm to search for recent events in a localized environment of a pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ariel Orfaig, Nathan Henri Levy
  • Patent number: 10218990
    Abstract: In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for encoding and sharing media clips via a social networking provider responsive to a user interaction via a single “like” or “share” button. Media may be constantly buffered as the user watches the program, such that the user need not initiate recording, enabling the user to quickly share amusing or media clips as they happen live. The device may decode, scale or subsample, and compress or re-encode the media to take up less space in a buffer of the device and/or to comply with copyright fair use requirements. Responsive to the user interaction or “share” command, the device may transfer the contents of the buffer to a social media service along with instructions to generate a post to the social network identifying the user, media, and/or buffer contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventor: Darren Neuman
  • Patent number: 10218814
    Abstract: Large-scale images are retrieved over network communications channels for display on a client device by selecting an update image parcel relative to an operator controlled image viewpoint to display via the client device. A request is prepared for the update image parcel and associated with a request queue for subsequent issuance over a communications channel. The update image parcel is received from the communications channel and displayed as a discrete portion of the predetermined image. The update image parcel optimally has a fixed pixel array size, is received in a single and or plurality of network data packets, and were the fixed pixel array may be constrained to a resolution less than or equal to the resolution of the client device display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bradium Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Isaac Levanon, Yonatan Lavi
  • Patent number: 10205921
    Abstract: An image processing device causing a projection unit to project an image includes: a detection unit that detects an operation mode of the image processing device; and a projection control unit that causes the projection unit to project a menu image with brightness corresponding to the operation mode detected by the detection unit so that, if the operation mode detected by the detection unit is a first operation mode in which alignment of projection regions of a plurality of projection units is performed for a multi-screen display, of the menu image projected by the projection unit, a portion corresponding to an overlapping region where the projection regions of the plurality of projection units overlap each other in the multi-screen display is made brighter than the portion in a case where the operation mode detected by the detection unit is a second operation mode in which the alignment has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiromasa Chida
  • Patent number: 10186013
    Abstract: An image generating apparatus for generating an output image based on an input panorama image, includes a parameter input unit inputting an output range parameter and a correction parameter, the output range parameter designating an output range in the panorama image, the correction parameter designating a correction part to be corrected in the output image; and an image correction unit correcting the correction part designated by the correction parameter in the output image. Further, the image correction unit calculates a similarity between the correction part and peripheral pixels and corrects the correction part based on the similarity and the peripheral pixels, and the output image is generated from the output range of the panorama image and is the panorama image corrected by the correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignees: Ricoh Company, Ltd., National University Corporation Nara Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakagawa, Norihiko Kawai, Tomokazu Sato, Naokazu Yokoya
  • Patent number: 10173138
    Abstract: A computer is caused to execute processing that that determines, based on a first usage amount of a hardware resource which is allocated for processing corresponding to objects of a first category including an essential object located in a target scene, a second usage amount of the hardware resource that is able to be allocated for processing for objects of a second category different to the first category. Also, the computer is caused to execute processing of deciding, for objects of the second category which are located in the target scene, types of those objects and an outer appearance parameter for each type based on the second usage amount and information for deciding outer appearances for when the objects of the second category are located in the target scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Sato, Atsushi Tawara, Toshiaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10169908
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, apparatus, storage medium and device for controlled synthesis of inhomogeneous textures, which relates to the field of texture synthesis technique in image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen University
    Inventors: Hui Huang, Yang Zhou, Huajie Shi
  • Patent number: 10169462
    Abstract: A structural diagram for a web site based on both the physical links and the semantic links of the web pages of the web site is created by determining the physical links among the web pages of the web site and the semantic links among the web pages. The physical links and the semantic links among web the pages are combined to yield the structural diagram of the web site. The physical links can be defined by the hyperlinks among the web pages. The semantic links can be defined by a directory structure of the directories within which the web pages are stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Junichi Nagayama
  • Patent number: 10163247
    Abstract: A computing system is configured for context-adaptive allocation of render model resources that may sacrifice some level of detail in a computational description of a 3D scene before rendering in order to accommodate resource limitations in a rendering environment such as available processor cycles, and/or bandwidth for data transmission to a processor. Such resource limitations can often preclude rendering a richly detailed 3D scene, particularly in full-motion and/or in real time. An importance function describing the relative perceptual importance of elements that make up the 3D scene is utilized to enable resources to be adaptively allocated so that more resources go to visual elements of the 3D scene that have a higher perceptual importance. The rendered output may thus optimize visual fidelity for the computational description within the resource constrained rendering environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Alvaro Collet Romea, Ming Chuang, Pat Sweeney, Steve Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10157445
    Abstract: An image generating apparatus for generating an output image based on an input panorama image, includes a parameter input unit inputting an output range parameter and a correction parameter, the output range parameter designating an output range in the panorama image, the correction parameter designating a correction part to be corrected in the output image; and an image correction unit correcting the correction part designated by the correction parameter in the output image. Further, the image correction unit calculates a similarity between the correction part and peripheral pixels and corrects the correction part based on the similarity and the peripheral pixels, and the output image is generated from the output range of the panorama image and is the panorama image corrected by the correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignees: Ricoh Company, Ltd., National University Corporation Nara Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakagawa, Norihiko Kawai, Tomokazu Sato, Naokazu Yokoya
  • Patent number: 10157588
    Abstract: Images are optimized to reduce latency prior to being transmitted to requesting client devices. A request from a client device for an image is analyzed to obtain the attributes of the requesting client device and the network used by the client device for transmitting the request. The parameters of the image to be transmitted are determined based on the attributes in order to reduce data latency at the requesting client device. A requested image that meets the parameters or which has its parameters preset by a provider can be transmitted without any changes. A requested image that does not meet the parameters is transformed in accordance with the parameters so that it is optimized for the combination of the network and the requesting client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ling Zhu, Ric Allinson, Benoit Schillings
  • Patent number: 10139854
    Abstract: A display device presents visual information with native and non-native resolutions stored in EDID and provided to a graphics controller. Non-native resolutions are generated in response to an object detected that interferes with the presenting of the visual information, such as an object between a projector and projection surface or an object placed on a capacitive mat display. The non-native resolutions present the visual information to avoid the object and are stored in EDID in association with object characteristics to allow re-use of the non-native resolutions when visual information at the display is blocked by an object with similar characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Karthik Krishnakumar, Thomas P. Lanzoni
  • Patent number: 10130312
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a medical imaging apparatus and a control method for the same, particularly a technology configured to correct and convert medical image data. Therefore, based on medical image data acquired by a medical imaging apparatus performing medical imaging diagnosis, an image having the same quality as an image outputted on a display unit of the medical imaging may be outputted on other display device. The medical imaging apparatus includes a medical image acquisition unit acquiring medical image data of an object and a memory unit storing output image information of display device and display device information including the type of display device outputting a medical image of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoon Gu Hwang, Gil-Ju Jin
  • Patent number: 10134136
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present technology, there is provided an image processing apparatus including a parallax information generation unit. The parallax information generation unit generates parallax information based on a first phase difference distribution and a second phase difference distribution, the first phase difference distribution being generated on a pixel by pixel basis for the first parallax image and the second parallax image, the second phase difference distribution being generated on a sub-pixel by sub-pixel basis based on the first phase difference distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo Hayasaka, Katsuhisa Ito
  • Patent number: 10127082
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed that can obtain a description of intended digital content data in a producer computer, create a task graph of the intended digital content data, send the task graph to a consumer computer over a bus, execute the task graph locally in the consumer computer to realize an approximation of the intended digital content data, and render the approximation of the intended digital content data on a local display or other appropriate output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventors: James N. Hejl, Jr., Christopher K. Prather
  • Patent number: 10121228
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optimizing resolution of an electronic display device are disclosed. A computer program product for optimizing display resolution of an electronic device includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith. The program instructions are executable by a computing device to cause the computing device to: detect the presence of at least one user; determine an identity of the at least one user; obtain, from a user data storage module, personalized optimal resolution data of the at least one user; and adjust the resolution of the electronic device display based on the personalized optimal resolution data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tamer E. Abuelsaad, Gregory J. Boss, John E. Moore, Jr., Randy A. Rendahl
  • Patent number: 10109042
    Abstract: A method for increasing enhancing local contrast in a thermal image for a class of objects having a thermal characteristic is provided. The method including providing thermal image data representing a first thermal image, where the first thermal image is acquired by an absolute calibrated thermal imaging system, redistributing the thermal image data having a first intensity distribution into a second intensity distribution using a predetermined redistribution function, where the predetermined redistribution function is based on the thermal characteristic, such that the local contrast is enhanced for the class of objects, outputting the redistributed thermal image data as the thermal image. An apparatus for enhancing local contrast in a thermal image for a class of objects having a thermal characteristic is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Thomas Winzell, Emanuel Johansson, Mats Bylander, Jesper Bengtsson
  • Patent number: 10108878
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an object region detection unit; a main object region detection unit; a representative luminance value calculation unit configured to calculate one representative luminance value of each object region, by weighting the main object region in that object region; a luminance distribution calculation unit configured to calculate a luminance distribution in each object region, by weighting the main object region in that object region; a tone characteristics determination unit configured to determine tone characteristics for controlling tones of the input image, based on the representative luminance values of the object regions and the luminance distributions in the object regions; and a tone correction unit configured to correct the tones of the input image, using the tone characteristics determined by the tone characteristics determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoru Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10110846
    Abstract: A system for frame rate conversion of a video that includes the use of key points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP LABORATORIES OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Xu Chen, Petrus J. L. Van Beek
  • Patent number: 10101169
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a program that receives from several data providers route data and graphical representation of route data (e.g., transit systems, schedules, stops, etc.) for different localities. The program also stores this data on a set of servers for later retrieval and transmission to commute applications operating in different localities. The program further retrieves from external vendors location data of transit vehicles that traverse routes based on the route data and schedule data. The location data is for transmitting to commute applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: May-Li Khoe, Joseph A. Hagedorn
  • Patent number: 10104335
    Abstract: A device applied to a display includes a receiving circuit, a detecting circuit, an image processing circuit and a response time enhancing circuit. The receiving circuit receives an input image signal. The detecting circuit detects a frame rate of image data of a frame in the input image signal. The image processing circuit performs image processing on the image data of the frame to generate a target pixel value of multiple pixels in the frame. The response time enhancing circuit determines multiple adjusted pixel values of the multiple pixels according to the frame rate, and outputs the adjusted pixel values to a display panel. For a pixel, the adjusted pixel values generated for the pixel under different frame rates are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventors: Meng-Yu Tsai, Dien-Shen Chiang
  • Patent number: 10089709
    Abstract: A graphics processing unit 3 includes a rasterizer 25, a thread spawner 40, a programmable execution unit 41, a varying interpolator 42, a texture mapper 43, and a blender 29. The programmable execution unit 41 is able to communicate with the varying interpolator 42, the texture mapper 43 and the blender 29 to request processing operations by those graphic specific accelerators. In addition to this, these graphics-specific accelerators are also able to communicate directly with each other and with the thread spawner 40, independently of the programmable execution unit 41. This allows for certain graphics processing operations to be performed using direct communication between the graphics-specific accelerators of the graphics processing unit, instead of executing instructions in the programmable execution unit to trigger the performance of those operations by the graphics-specific accelerators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Andreas Due Engh-Halstvedt, David James Bermingham, Amir Kleen, Jørn Nystad, Kenneth Edvard Østby
  • Patent number: 10089936
    Abstract: A display device, including a content receiving unit configured to receive a high dynamic range image, an image processing unit configured to detect a first region whose luminance value is equal to or greater than a reference luminance value within the high dynamic range image and perform tone mapping on an image of the first region based on feature information of the image of the first region, and a display unit configured to display a low dynamic range image on which the tone mapping is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-Hoon Han, Gui Won Seo, Sang Wook Lee, Chang Won Kim
  • Patent number: 10089075
    Abstract: A semiconductor chip is described that includes an instruction execution unit having a functional unit, said functional unit having minimum and maximum comparison circuitry followed by interleaving circuitry, said minimum and maximum comparison circuitry to respectively identify minimums and maximums of same positioned elements from two different sets of sorted elements, said interleaving circuitry to interleave said minimums and maximums to help form a third sorted set composed of elements from said different sets and being larger than each of said different sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jatin Chhugani, Nadathur Rajagopalan Satish
  • Patent number: 10078711
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for data driven shrinkage compensation. The method includes subdividing, by a polygon subdivider, polygons in a three-dimensional file into facets. The method further includes calculating, by an axis dimension calculator, dimensions of an object from an x-directional strand disposed between two facets of a first predetermined facet pair, a y-directional strand disposed between two facets of second predetermined facet pair, and a z-directional strand disposed between two facets of a third predetermined facet pair. The object is formed from at least some of the polygons. The method also includes predicting, by a dimension change predictor, dimensional changes in the strands based on a shape shrinkage model. The method additionally includes correcting, by a dimension change compensator, x-coordinate data, y-coordinate data, and z-coordinate data of at least one facet of the predetermined facet pairs to compensate for the dimensional changes in the strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Masaharu Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10078435
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for interacting with electronically displayed presentation materials are described. A display system includes, at least, a digital processor, an electronic display, and a non-transitory processor-readable storage medium into which is loaded a computer program product that includes, at least, processor-executable instructions and/or data. The processor-executable instructions and/or data, when executed by the processor, cause the display system to respond to user inputs indicative of pointer commands and magnification setting commands. In response to such commands, the display system causes; i) a dynamic cursor to display over top of content on the electronic display; and ii) a digital copy image of the content to be displayed over top of the content on the electronic display, the digital copy image displayed at a greater magnification level than the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: THALMIC LABS INC.
    Inventor: Elliott W. G. Noel
  • Patent number: 10067950
    Abstract: To organize configuration parameters for rendering map features on digital maps, a data structure storing multiple nodes is generated. Respective sets of map feature attributes and configuration parameters are assigned to the nodes. The configuration parameters specify visual attributes for rendering map features. Indications of relationships between the nodes are generated, where at least several of the nodes include several child nodes. An indication of one or more map feature attributes to which a certain map feature belongs is received, and the data structure is traversed according to the indicated relationships between the nodes to generate a set of configuration parameters for rendering the map feature. Traversing the data structure includes comparing the indicated map feature attribute or map feature attributes to sets of map feature attributes at some of the nodes, such that the generated set of configuration parameters includes configuration parameters from at least two of the nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jamie Zyskowski, Scott Shawcroft, Sean Egan
  • Patent number: 10061469
    Abstract: A 3D swivel bar chart has primary bars with associated secondary bars shown in a condensed form, such as along the z-axis hidden behind a corresponding primary bar. When a primary bar is selected, associated secondary bars swivel out from the z-axis to the front plane. When deselected, the secondary bars swivel back to the z-axis. The user can see additional information is tied to a bar without cluttering the presentation. For an application involving evaluation of a cognitive system, the primary bars can represent confidence levels for candidate answers to a natural language question. The chart includes a legend which displays a particular result when the corresponding primary bar is selected. When a label in the legend is selected, the visualization is augmented with explanatory information pertaining to the particular result, such as evidence extracted from corpora used by the cognitive system to arrive at the result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron R. Cox, Blake J. Fox
  • Patent number: 10048841
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and program product are disclosed for collaborative project management. One apparatus includes a selection module that receives a selection by a local user of an information handling device to display an application screen of a remote user of multiple remote users. The application screen of the remote user displays a project used by the multiple remote users in a collaborative environment. The apparatus includes a display module that displays on the information handling device the application screen of the remote user. The application screen of the remote user is updated immediately as modifications to the project are made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Brett Stone, Philip Cox, David French, Ammon Hepworth, Charles Gregory Jensen, Walter Edward Red
  • Patent number: 10042549
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface, one or more processors, and memory detects a first portion of a gesture, and determines that the first portion has a first gesture characteristic. The device selects a dynamic disambiguation threshold in accordance with the first gesture characteristic. The dynamic disambiguation threshold is used to determine whether to perform a first type of operation or a second type of operation when a first kind of gesture is detected. The device determines that the gesture is of the first kind of gesture. After selecting the dynamic disambiguation threshold, the device determines whether the gesture meets the dynamic disambiguation threshold. When the gesture meets the dynamic disambiguation threshold, the device performs the first type of operation, and when the gesture does not meet the dynamic disambiguation threshold, the device performs the second type of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Migos, Britt S. Miura, Akiva D. Leffert
  • Patent number: 10043304
    Abstract: Three dimensional image data is provided which includes data representing a first image which specifically may be a background image. A mixed image which is a combination of the first image and a second image which specifically may be a foreground image, a transparency map related to the mixed image comprising transparency values for pixels of the mixed image and a depth indication map for the mixed image comprising depth indication values for pixels of the mixed image. The use of a mixed image may allow three dimensional processing while at the same time allowing 2D backwards compatibility. Image quality around image objects may be improved by modifying transparency values in response to depth indication values and/or depth indication values in response to transparency values. Specifically, an improved alignment of transitions of depth indication values and transparency values may provide improved three dimensional foreground image object edge data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Bart Gerard Bernard Barenbrug, Bernardus Antonius Maria Zwaans, Harald Hermanus Albertus Van Woerkom
  • Patent number: 10042532
    Abstract: An item of content includes an embedded content item and one or more portions distinct from the embedded content item. An electronic device simultaneously displays the embedded content item and a first portion of the item of content distinct from the embedded content item in a display area having a display height and a display width. The embedded content item is displayed at a first resolution at which its entire width is contained within the display width of the display area. In response to a first user input indicating selection of the embedded content item, display of the first portion of the item of content ceases, and a first portion of the embedded content item is displayed at a second resolution that is greater than the first resolution, wherein a height of the first portion of the embedded content item at the second resolution equals the display height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Michael James Matas, Benjamin S. Langholz, Brian Daniel Amerige
  • Patent number: 10037589
    Abstract: System and method for a parallel image processing mechanism for applying mask data patterns to substrate in a lithography manufacturing process are disclosed. In one embodiment, the parallel image processing system includes a graphics engine configured to partition an object into a plurality of trapezoids and form an edge list for representing each of the plurality of trapezoids, and a distributor configured to receive the edge list from the graphics engine and distribute the edge list to a plurality of scan line image processing units. The system further includes a sentinel configured to synchronize operations of the plurality of scan line image processing units, and a plurality of buffers configured to store image data from corresponding scan line image processing units and outputs the stored image data using the sentinel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Barry Keane, Thomas Laidig
  • Patent number: 10032299
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for displaying an image on a portable image device are provided. The method includes receiving a first input indicative of an input associated with an application, generating a first image object in a buffer of the portable image device, storing the first image object in a memory of the portable image device, generating a first image using the first image object stored in the memory of the portable image device, and displaying the first image on an image display device of the portable image device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yajie Sun, Tom Flynn, Ciaran Rochford, Jon Shemitz, Bing Xu, Nitin Bajaj
  • Patent number: 10029452
    Abstract: A method for producing decorative prints having identical quality on at least two carrier materials includes the following steps: providing at least one print motif; converting the at least one print motif into at least one high resolution electronic data set; reducing the resolution of the at least one high resolution electronic data set; creating at least one first print decor on at least one first carrier material by means of the at least one resolution reduced electronic data set; creating at least one print cylinder for a gravure printing process by using at least one resolution reduced electronic data set, with the resolution reduced electronic data set identical to or different from the resolution reduced electronic data set used for the digital printing; and creating at least one second print decor on at least one second carrier material by using the at least one print cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Ingo Lehnhoff
  • Patent number: 10026153
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to techniques for varying image quality rendering in a sort middle architecture. In an example, an apparatus comprises logic, at least partially comprising hardware logic, to divide a display into a plurality of sections, assign a plurality of image quality parameters to the plurality of sections, and render images in each of the plurality of sections at a quality level determined at least in part by the image quality parameter assigned to each of the plurality of sections, wherein the plurality of image quality parameters assigned to the plurality of sections vary. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Tomas G. Akenine-Moller
  • Patent number: 10007708
    Abstract: Techniques of providing visualization suggestions are disclosed. In some example embodiments, a current visualization of at least a portion of data of a dataset is determined to be displayed to a user in a graphical user interface of a device, a plurality of visualization candidates is generated based on an application of transition rules to the current visualization, a corresponding score for each one of the plurality of visualization candidates is generated based on a corresponding level of data variance for the data of the corresponding visualization candidate, a ranking of the plurality of visualization candidates is generated based on the scores, at least one of the plurality of visualization candidates is selected based on the ranking, and a plurality of selectable visualization suggestions corresponding to the selected visualization candidates is caused to be displayed to the user in the graphical user interface of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Business Objects Software Ltd.
    Inventors: Flavia Moser, Scott Cameron, Julian Gosper
  • Patent number: 10003626
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adaptive real-time transcoding method and a streaming server therefor to improve service quality by minimizing the disconnection of images in an environment, such as a mobile device, through adaptively changing a set value of a transcoding operation on a media streaming service to match a network environment. The adaptive real-time transcoding method of the present invention is a real-time transcoding method for sequentially transmitting a media data segment, divided and transcoded, in a streaming server to the client side over a network, the method comprising the steps of: determining the fill level of a client-side playback buffer; determining, on the basis of the fill level of the playback buffer, the image quality of media data segments that are not transmitted to the client side; and transcoding the non-transmitted media data segments according to the determined image quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Sung Ho Kim, Keun Baek Park, Joon Kee Chang, Sung Tak Cho, Won Woo Ro, Doo Hwan Oh, Keun Soo Kim, Young Jae Cho
  • Patent number: 9992429
    Abstract: Techniques for maintaining display of a portion of a video as the video continues to be displayed in a background are described herein. In some instances, a video may be captured at a first location and transmitted to a second location, where the video is output in real-time. As the video is displayed, a user may select a portion of the video to be paused. Based on the selection, the portion of the video may be paused while the rest of the video continues in a background. The background video may be displayed according to a different level of focus, image resolution, transparency, etc. than the portion of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Baumert, Johnson T. Apacible, Stephen David Bader, Adam Edwin Behringer, Joseph Laurino, Michelle Li, Hsiao-Lan Wang
  • Patent number: 9987986
    Abstract: A limited display space provided in a vehicle is used to effectively provide driving support information to a driver. When a notification condition for driving support information is satisfied, an information processing unit generates the driving support information, and determines whether the driving support information is prioritized driving support information or non-prioritized driving support information. When the driving support information is the prioritized driving support information, the information processing unit transmits an output request for the driving support information to an HUD ECU. As a result, the driving support information is displayed on a head-up display. On the other hand, when the driving support information is the non-prioritized driving support information, the information processing unit transmits an output request for the driving support information to a meter ECU. As a result, the driving support information is displayed on a meter display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Matsuoka, Kazuhiro Morimoto
  • Patent number: 9986252
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for Data Transmission Oriented on the Object, Communication Media, Agents, and State of Communication Systems (TOMAS) is disclosed. TOMAS addresses an issue of efficiency of conventional data communication systems. The superior efficiency of TOMAS is achieved by: 1) matching the requirements of agents with capabilities of the communication systems and the communication media using the features of data objects; 2) monitoring of time-varying characteristics of all components, such as a charge of batteries and a status of all hardware, firmware and software components; 3) using an information about time-invariant characteristics of the systems, such as devices screen sizes, employed operational systems (OS), etc.; 4) using a flexible system architecture; and 5) using a fast signal processing algorithm described in [12] and [9] at the stage of data object analysis-syntesis and the codestream multiplexing-demultiplexing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Mykhaylo Sabelkin
  • Patent number: 9978126
    Abstract: A method performed under control of a storage manager may include identifying a subject of an image; determining a resolution value for the image based, at least in part, on the identified subject; and modifying a resolution of the image in accordance with the determined resolution value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Seungil Kim
  • Patent number: 9971476
    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: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Chad Dustin Tillman
  • Patent number: 9972130
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for implementing augmented reality by using a transparent display are provided. The method includes calculating a point-of-view of a user based on a face image captured by a front camera, detecting an image of an area depending on an angle of view identical to a viewing angle of the user based on the calculated point-of-view of the user, implementing the augmented reality by using the detected image, and outputting the implemented augmented reality to the transparent display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyu-Sung Cho, Dae-Kyu Shin
  • Patent number: 9967161
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a client report including an identifier and client analytics data, the client report received from a client device and the client analytics data associated with a media stream received by the client device from a streaming server. The method further includes receiving a server report including the identifier and server analytics data, the server report received from the streaming server. The method further includes, based on determining that the client report and the server report include the identifier, determining that the client analytics data and the server analytics data are correlated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: WOWZA MEDIA SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Kellicker
  • Patent number: 9967408
    Abstract: A camera generates a main image and a sub image of which data size is smaller than that of the main image, and stores them in association with an image ID. The camera transmits the image ID and the sub image to a tablet device, and transmits the image ID and the main image to the PC. The tablet device executes a development process on the sub image and generates an adjustment value, and transmits the adjustment value together with the image ID to a server. The PC receives the adjustment value based on the image ID from the server and uses the adjustment value for a development process on the main image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Araki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9961059
    Abstract: Authenticator plugin interface for an enterprise virtualization portal is provided. An example method for evaluating a portal access request may comprise: receiving, by a virtualization management platform, a request initiated by a requestor for access to an enterprise virtualization portal associated with the virtualization management platform, the request comprising a login credential; transmitting, to a first external authentication system, a first authentication query comprising an identifier of a first data type, and a first value of the first data type, wherein the first value is derived from the login credential; receiving a first response message comprising an identifier of a second data type, and an authentication response of the second data type; and responsive to evaluating the authentication response, granting the requestor access to the enterprise virtualization portal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: RED HAT ISRAEL, LTD.
    Inventors: Barak Azulay, Alon Bar-Lev, Ravi Nori