Adjusting Level Of Detail Patents (Class 345/428)
  • 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
    Inventors: Tetsushi Yamada, Josselin Kherroubi
  • Patent number: 10977764
    Abstract: A spherical image of a spatial environment is received and contains spherically arranged pixel values indexed by a time value. The spherical image is represented in a content creation coordinate system in reference to a spatial position in the spatial environment. The spatial position is indexed by the time value. A spatial relationship is determined between the content creation coordinate system and a spherical image reference coordinate system. Based at least in part on the spatial relationship and the spherically arranged pixel values, spherical distributions of image metadata are determined for the spherical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Timo Kunkel, Cristina Michel Vasco, Scott Daly
  • 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
    Inventors: Hae-yoon Park, Ji-yeon Kwak, Hyun-jin Kim, Yun-kyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10977748
    Abstract: In an approach to event mapping, one or more computer processors extract, from one or more social networks, data, uploaded by one or more users, corresponding to an event, where the event is nature related. The one or more computer processors extract metadata associated with the data extracted from the one or more social networks. The one or more computer processors determine, based, at least in part, on the data extracted from the one or more social networks and on the extracted metadata associated with the data extracted from the one or more social networks, a current state of the event, where the current state of the event includes at least a condition of the event relative to at least a corresponding condition of a pre-defined optimal state of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10971079
    Abstract: Image data for a current image frame may be compensated for transient response variations due to changes to pixel values from one frame to another over time by performing pixel drive compensation. The pixel drive compensation may be performed using a current pixel value and a historical pixel value. The historical pixel value may be the same as a pixel value in the directly previous frame in some conditions, while in other conditions the historical pixel value may be modified from a previous image frame in light of a prior pixel value occurring before the previous image frame. In this way, drive compensation corresponding to image data of a subsequent image frame may be determined based at least in part on a multi-frame history. Even so, the memory bandwidth and/or power consumed to use a multi-frame history to determine a drive compensation may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Peter F. Holland, Mahesh B. Chappalli
  • Patent number: 10964112
    Abstract: An augmented reality (AR) module receives a location notification including a current location from a client device. The AR module determines a set of geographic vector data within a threshold distance of the current location of the client device. The AR module identifies a set of candidate geometries within the geographic vector data. The AR module identifies a set of content items presentable at candidate geometries. The AR module translates the set of geographic vector data into an AR world view based on the current location of the client device. The AR world view includes a candidate geometry presenting a content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Mapbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Siyu Song, David Aaron Rhodes
  • Patent number: 10957093
    Abstract: An apparatus is configured to render graphics content to reduce latency of the graphics content. The apparatus includes a display configured to present graphics content including a first portion corresponding to an area of interest and further including a second portion. The apparatus further includes a fovea estimation engine configured to generate an indication of the area of interest based on scene information related to the graphics content. The apparatus further includes a rendering engine responsive to the fovea estimation engine. The rendering engine is configured to perform a comparison of a first result of an evaluation metric on part of the area of interest with a second result of the evaluation metric with another part of the area of interest. The rendering engine is further configured to render the graphics content using predictive adjustment to reduce latency based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mehrad Tavakoli, Moinul Khan, Martin Renschler, Mriganka Mondal
  • Patent number: 10949157
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modular display system that uses Ethernet connection to directly send control and display data to each display module. The modular display system includes a master control unit and a plurality of display modules that are arranged and connected together to create a larger unified display. The control unit is connected to the display modules to send display and control data, and to receive diagnostic data, all via Ethernet connection. In some embodiments, each display module has an input Ethernet connection for upstream communication and an output Ethernet connection for downstream communication. The modules in this configuration are connected together in a daisy-chain fashion and Ethernet connection between the control unit and display modules creates a local area network (LAN) where all modules are addressable by the control unit and relevant data can be transferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Cirrus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen David Rycyna, Christian Knight, Roshan Barua
  • Patent number: 10949580
    Abstract: The invention notably relates to a computer-implemented method for designing a mechanical part, the method comprising: providing a subset of a finite element mesh (FEM), the subset of the FEM representing the mechanical part; and determining a representation of a skeleton of the mechanical part based on the subset of the FEM, the skeleton having branches and branch junctions, each branch junction joining respective branches. This improves the designing of a mechanical part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Arnaud Deslandes, Karim Yousfi, Damien Tessier
  • Patent number: 10949075
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure describe application command control for small screen display. When detecting a display width associated with a processing device is equal to or less than a threshold value, the processing device launches an application command control programmed for display on small screens. The application command control interfaces with an application and comprises a plurality of top-level palettes and a plurality of drill-in palettes programmed for the application. A top-level palette for the application is vertically scrollable and comprises a collection of rows comprising one or more selectable command elements. A row of the one or more command elements of the top-level palette comprises a drill-in feature that when selected presents a drill-in palette. A drill-in palette is vertically scrollable and comprises one or more rows of selectable command elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Julie Seto, Maya Rodrig, Jon Bell, Darron Stepanich, Erez Kikin Gil, Derek Snook, Hongrui Zhang, Han-Yi Shaw, Matthew Vogel, Ramy Bebawy, Sunder Raman, Choon-mun Hooi, Vlad Riscutia
  • Patent number: 10943409
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus to correct the display of a virtual object in a more favorable mode under conditions in which the virtual object is superimposed onto a real space. The information processing apparatus includes: an acquisition unit that acquires information related to a result of recognizing a real object in a real space; a drawing unit that draws, in each of a plurality of buffers, display information directly or indirectly associated with the buffer from among a plurality of pieces of display information; and a display control unit that corrects a display of the display information drawn in each of the plurality of buffers on a basis of the result of recognizing the real object, and causes a predetermined output unit to present each piece of the display information whose display has been corrected according to a positional relationship with the real object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Atsushi Ishihara, Hiroyuki Aga, Koichi Kawasaki, Mitsuru Nishibe
  • Patent number: 10937375
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid crystal display panel, including a non-display area and a display area, wherein the non-display area is provided with a system on chip, and the display area includes at least two display sub-areas, and each display sub-area is provided with a corresponding timing controller; the system on chip is electrically connected to each timing controller, and sends edge video data displayed in an edge area of an adjacent display sub-area to each timing controller, and the timing controller receives and processes the edge video data; the adjacent display sub-area is a display sub-area next to the display sub-area corresponding to the timing controller The timing controller can acquire and process the edge video data displayed in the edge area of the adjacent display sub-area, so that the image processing algorithms have better processing effects on the images at the boundary of the display sub-areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Guangxing Xiao
  • Patent number: 10935384
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for determining by means of numeric geoposition data that specify the current geoposition of a vehicle, and digital maps that contain area polygons, which in each case represent a geographic area on the earth, in the vehicle in which of the various areas the vehicle is currently located. According to the disclosure, a boundary precheck is initially performed, wherein candidate area polygons are selected, which are located in the vicinity of the current vehicle position. The selected candidate area polygons are subjected successively to a PIP test in order to determine whether the current vehicle position is located in one of the corresponding areas. An initial variable is generated, which specifies whether the vehicle is currently located in an area, and possibly in which of the areas the vehicle is currently located, and the initial variable is supplied to at least one driver assistance system of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stephanie Rosenberg, Maria Strackbein, Sascha Haase, Timur Daniel Oemer Pulathaneli
  • Patent number: 10929387
    Abstract: An update reflection apparatus includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to accumulate first information relating to first records in a write buffer of a row-type. The first records are to update a database of an append-only type. The database is in a column-format. The processor is configured to convert a second record of the first records to a column format. The second record satisfies a specific condition. The processor is configured to append the converted second record to the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Eiji Seki
  • Patent number: 10901213
    Abstract: Whether a similarity between a frame image and an immediately preceding frame image that is a frame image one frame before the frame image is not less than a predetermined value is determined. A corrected frame image in which the frame image is corrected in accordance with the determination result is generated. One of the frame image and the corrected frame image is displayed, according to the determination result, as a display image on a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroichi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10878543
    Abstract: A real-time video enhancement method performed at a terminal includes: obtaining an average luminance of a current frame of an image; determining a first enhancement curve corresponding to the current frame from a mapping relationship between a luminance range and the first enhancement curve according to the average luminance of the current frame; determining a local enhancement curve of the current frame according to a pixel range of the current frame; determining a second enhancement curve of the current frame according to the local enhancement curve of the current frame and the first enhancement curve of the current frame; and adjusting the current frame according to the second enhancement curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Haibo Deng
  • Patent number: 10872462
    Abstract: There is provided with an image processing apparatus. An image obtaining unit obtains images acquired based on image capturing for a target area from a plurality of directions by a plurality of cameras. An information obtaining unit obtains viewpoint information indicating a position of a virtual viewpoint. A setting unit sets, based on a reference position within the target area and the viewpoint information obtained by the information obtaining unit, a parameter relating to a resolution of an object within the target area. A generating unit generates, based on the images obtained by the image obtaining unit and the viewpoint information obtained by the information obtaining unit, a virtual viewpoint image that includes an image of the object with the resolution according to the parameter set by the setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Tomohiro Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 10867586
    Abstract: A virtual reality experience system includes an environment with a viewing area; a datastream to be implemented into the viewing area by a display device to display the datastream in a virtual reality fashion; a down sampler device to receive the datastream, the down sampler device having one or more adaptive learning algorithms contained thereon, the down sampler is to perform the steps of receiving the datastream; predicting visual movement of a user related to the viewing area; determining a likely direct viewing direction by the user; and manipulating the datastream such that a high resolution stream is displayed in the likely direct viewing direction and a low resolution image is displayed in a remainder of the viewing area; the down sampler reduces the overall bandwidth need for portraying a virtual reality experience to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Edgar Radjabli
  • Patent number: 10860897
    Abstract: The invention provides a device and a method for classification of static and dynamic black-and-white images K pixels by L pixels based on using AI maps calculated for each image of a training set of images. Each AI map is a K by L matrix where each cell of the matrix contains a number equal to the distance from the pixel corresponding to this cell to the pixel's nearest black pixel in the image. In case of recognition of a moving person, an image is composed of N frames (considered as a single image) of a video recorded while the person makes 2 steps and the video recording rate (the number of frames recorded per second) is proportional to the speed of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Victor Gorelik
  • Patent number: 10859840
    Abstract: Provided are graphics rendering method and apparatus of virtual reality, which include according to an acquired spatial position information and direction information of a head-mounted virtual reality device, rendering in accordance with a first angular resolution to generate a first image corresponding to the spatial position information and the direction information; according to an acquired position information of a human eye fixation point on the display screen, rendering in accordance with a second angular resolution to generate a second image corresponding to the position information of the human eye fixation point; and synthesizing the first image and the second image into a third image. Since the first angular resolution and the second angular resolution adopted in the present disclosure are lower angular resolutions, when rendering a virtual reality image, the calculating amount of the GPU may be effectively reduced, and the image rendering efficiency may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: GOERTEK INC.
    Inventors: Tianrong Dai, Xin Zhang, Lei Cai
  • Patent number: 10861336
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to varying warning intensity based on driving behaviour and driver state. Data related to external environment to a vehicle is fetched and the driver state and driving behavior is monitored. Based on the fetched data and monitored data, an event is determined, and warning is generated for a driver of the vehicle. The intensity of the warning is varied based on severity of the event and the driver state and the driving behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Anuj Kapuria, Ritukar Vijay
  • Patent number: 10853405
    Abstract: Systems and methods describe presenting media to a user at a user device, determining a location relevant to the media, determining whether the user has visited a vicinity of the location by searching through information related to the user, and based on to determining that the user has visited the vicinity of the location searching through the user's personal collection of media in a time window corresponding to the user's visit to retrieve personal media related to the location, and generating for display, based on the searching, a list of personal media related to the location relevant to the media being presented at the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Case, Marvin Carlberg
  • Patent number: 10856029
    Abstract: There is provided a technique in which a device for capturing an event, and for generating a first stream and a second stream representing the event, one of the first and second streams being a lower quality version of the other, and the streams being generated simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: PIKSEL, INC.
    Inventors: Philip Shaw, Peter Heiland, Mark Christie, Ralf Tilmann, Kristan Bullet, Hans-Jurgen Maas
  • Patent number: 10809656
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus provide an improvement to user guided operation or troubleshooting of a device by illuminating an area of the device for the user's attention. Embodiments may include a plurality of lights. Each light is positioned respectively in a predetermined location in the printing apparatus, which may comprise known locations for paper jams to occur. Embodiments may also include a voice recognition module and a controller module connected to the plurality of lights. The controller module may be configured to: receive, from the voice recognition module, a user generated message requesting identification of the location of the paper jam; identify which of the predetermined locations has the paper jam; and activate a selected one of the plurality of lights, wherein the selected one of the plurality of lights is positioned to illuminate the predetermined location with the paper jam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Pugh
  • Patent number: 10792567
    Abstract: A terminal device includes an interface configured to communicate with an external device, a memory, and a processor. The memory is configured to store computer-readable instructions, a first virtual object, and a second virtual object. The first virtual object is operable based on an instruction input by a player in a real space. The processor is configured to execute the computer readable-instructions so as to: obtain a virtual space image including the first and second virtual objects, the virtual space image being virtually captured by a virtual camera in a virtual space; recognize a positional relationship between the second virtual object and one of the first virtual object and the virtual camera in the virtual space; and change a display form of the second virtual object, when the positional relationship is a predetermined positional relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ogasawara, Rie Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10791314
    Abstract: A particular implementation accesses a disparity value for a particular location in a picture, the disparity value indicating disparity with respect to a particular resolution. The particular implementation modifies the accessed disparity value based on multiple resolutions to produce a modified disparity value. Another implementation accesses a disparity value for a particular location in a picture, the picture having a particular resolution, and the disparity value indicating disparity with respect to another resolution that is different from the particular resolution and that is based on multiple resolutions. A further implementation modifies the accessed disparity value to produce a modified disparity value indicating disparity with respect to the particular resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital CE Patent Holdings, SAS
    Inventors: Thierry Borel, Ralf Ostermann, Wolfram Putzke-Roeming
  • Patent number: 10789672
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and device for image pasting on a spherical panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Jiadan Zhu
  • Patent number: 10783170
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for assigning a geographical location to a photograph of a landscape. A geographic location tag is calculated from raw sensor data and a three-dimensional terrain map that corresponds to the landscape in the photograph. One technique includes calculating a two-dimensional ideal view projection of a camera used to take the landscape photograph based at least in part on a geographic location of the camera when the landscape photograph was taken and a field of view of the camera when the landscape photograph was taken. At least one of the topographical features visible from the camera based on the two-dimensional ideal view projection is selected from a three-dimensional terrain map representing a plurality of topographical features within a geographic region. At least one geographic location tag representing at least one of the selected topographical features is assigned to the landscape photograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Ashish Sharma, Anubhav Jain
  • Patent number: 10783696
    Abstract: In a computer graphics processing unit (GPU) having a texture unit, when pixel sample locations are based on a non-orthonormal grid in scene space, the texture unit receives texture space gradient values directly, e.g., from a shader unit or generates them from texture coordinates supplied, e.g., by a shader unit, and then applies a transformation to the gradient values configured to adjust the gradient values to those which would arise from the use of a orthonormal screen space grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Evan Cerny
  • Patent number: 10783687
    Abstract: Techniques are described for efficient duplicate label handling. A vector tile is added to a render tree of an electronic map, the vector tile comprising a first set of labels. A vector tile family of the vector tile is identified, each vector tile of the family comprising a second set of labels. For each label of the first set, for each vector tile in the vector tile family, second labels from the second set are identified, and for each identified label, coordinates of the label of the first set are compared to coordinates of the identified label to determine whether the coordinates are within a threshold similarity of each other. Responsive to the determination, the label of the first set of labels is associated with an identifier with which the identified label is associated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Mapbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Jacob Loer, Ansis Brammanis, Nicki Zippora Dlugash, Molly Lloyd
  • Patent number: 10782845
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a transportation vehicle, a user interface, and a method for defining a tile on a displace device of a user interface. The method may include the following steps: displaying a tile grid comprising a number of cells on the display device in an operating mode; detecting a user gesture, in particular a swiping gesture, in contact with a touch-sensitive surface in relation to at least one cell; and, in response, defining a tile on the positions of those cells that have been dialed by the user gesture in a predefined manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventor: Holger Wild
  • Patent number: 10771855
    Abstract: Techniques are described for obtaining and analyzing deep characterization information for a content playback system with multiple interconnected components. A server can determine a subset of configurations of requested media content that are compatible with the capabilities of the components of the content playback system. Limiting a client device to select media content fragments corresponding to the subset of configurations can be enforced through the use of constrained manifest files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Joliveau, Christopher Longo
  • Patent number: 10757156
    Abstract: An apparatus for adaptive-rate shifting of streaming content includes an agent controller module configured to simultaneously request at least portions of a plurality of streamlets. The agent controller module is further configured to continuously monitor streamlet requests and subsequent responses, and accordingly request higher or lower quality streamlets. A staging module is configured to stage the streamlets and arrange the streamlets for playback on a content player. A system includes a data communications network, a content server coupled to the data communications network and having a content module configured to process content and generate a plurality of high and low quality streams, and the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Robert Drew Major, Mark B. Hurst
  • Patent number: 10740951
    Abstract: A method for implementing a graphics pipeline. The method includes generating a system of particles creating an effect in a virtual scene, the system of particles comprising a plurality of particle geometries. The method includes determining a subsystem of particles from the system of particles, the subsystem of particles comprising a subset of particle geometries taken from the plurality of particle geometries. The method includes determining a foveal region when rendering an image of the virtual scene, wherein the foveal region corresponds to where an attention of a user is directed. The method includes determining that at least one portion of the effect is located in the peripheral region for the image. The method includes rendering the subsystem of particles to generate the effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Young, Chris Ho, Jeffrey Roger Stafford
  • Patent number: 10732832
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for form operation on a mobile terminal. An exemplary method may include detecting an input hand gesture on a screen, and acquiring a trajectory of the input hand gesture. The method may also include matching the acquired trajectory of the input hand gesture with the hand gestures in correspondence in accordance with the hand-gesture comparison rules. The correspondence between hand gestures, hand-gesture comparison rules, and form operations is preset. The method may further include triggering a corresponding form operation if the matching is successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Qin Zhu
  • Patent number: 10732284
    Abstract: A method for live metrology of an object includes performing a scanning operation by a plurality of sensors to collect electronic images of an object. The electronic images include 3-D point cloud data for live metrology of the object and the point cloud data from each sensor define a point cloud that represents the object. The method also includes stitching the point clouds from the plurality of sensors to generate a reconstructed model of an as-manufactured object. The method further includes comparing the reconstructed model of the as-manufactured object to an as-designed model of the object to determine that the object is manufactured within an allowable tolerance to the as-designed model of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Liam Antonio Wingert, Chris A. Cantrell, Anthony W. Baker, Kenneth Paul Bowers, III, James A. Grossnickle
  • Patent number: 10726611
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods described herein disclose the use of megatextures to specify blend maps for different instances of an object within a game environment. Each blend map may specify a blending between two or more different versions of the object. In some embodiments, the two or more different versions may correspond to different visual appearances associated with the object (for example, an undamaged object and a damaged object). The blend map for an instance of the object may be dynamically updated based on one or more actions within the game environment, allowing for the visual appearance of the object instance to change within the game environment in response to various actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Craig Alexander Court
  • Patent number: 10705359
    Abstract: A monitor including a display device, a circuit board and a time controller (TCON) is provided. The display device includes a display panel and a backlight module. The backlight module is disposed opposite to the display panel and has a rear surface. The circuit board includes a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is connected to the display panel, and the second end is located on the rear surface of the backlight module. The TCON is connected to the second end of the circuit board, and the TCON and the backlight module are disposed in nonparallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Chi-Cheng Lin, Kuo-Chun Lee
  • Patent number: 10699306
    Abstract: In this disclosure, a system and method for displaying digital flyer having dynamic flyer content on a communication device are disclosed. The system includes a communication module configured to request for a digital flyer from a server and to receive flyer content of the digital flyer from the server, the digital flyer comprising a source flyer image for the flyer content, the source flyer image having one or more regions and an associated modular co ordinate system, a flyer processing module configured to collect selection information and for generating a request for the digital flyer, the request including the selection information, and a flyer display module configured to display the flyer content communicated from the server, the flyer display module displaying the flyer content using the modular co-ordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Cheung, Erik Charlebois, Jeff Francis, Wehuns Tan
  • Patent number: 10695689
    Abstract: Smart Entertainment Technology uses technology to create an enhanced, real-world experience or adventure, and helps users explore, communicate, learn, and solve puzzles, creating a richer, more immersive experience. In one embodiment, a method includes identifying a plurality of patrons in an entertainment attraction using a contactless sensor. The entertainment attraction comprises a room, and each wall of the room comprises modular, interconnected, adaptable full-wall digital displays. The method further includes determining a digital attraction experience suitable for each of the patrons based on the age and attraction preferences of each of the patrons. The method additionally includes formatting for display on the modular full-wall digital displays content associated with the determined digital attraction experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Denise Chapman Weston
  • Patent number: 10692047
    Abstract: A method for enhancing a pre-existing calendar on an electronic device includes parsing an event of the pre-existing calendar for an item of information associated with the event. The method further includes searching at least one source for a visual representation indicative of the information associated with the event using the item of information as a search term. The method further includes forming a visual enhancement layer including the visual representation and generating a visually enhanced calendar based on the visual enhancement layer and the pre-existing calendar for display on the electronic device in lieu of the pre-existing calendar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Gordon Anthony Ebanks
  • Patent number: 10680209
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode (OLED) display includes a substrate where OLEDs are formed and an encapsulation member fixed onto the substrate while covering the OLEDs. The encapsulation member includes a photochromic material so that the encapsulation member is colored by external light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soon-Ryong Park, Woo-Suk Jung, Hee-Chul Jeon, Eun-Ah Kim, Hee-Seong Jeong, Noh-Min Kwak, Chul-Woo Jeong, Joo-Hwa Lee
  • Patent number: 10679569
    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: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Seung-Hoon Han, Gui Won Seo, Sang Wook Lee, Chang Won Kim
  • Patent number: 10671115
    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: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hae-yoon Park, Ji-yeon Kwak, Yeo-jun Yoon, Yun-kyung Kim, Hyun-jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10671152
    Abstract: Various methods and apparatus are described herein for enabling one or more users to interface with virtual or augmented reality environments. An example system includes a computing network having computer servers interconnected through high bandwidth interfaces to gateways for processing data and/or for enabling communication of data between the servers and one or more local user interface devices. The servers include memory, processing circuitry, and software for designing and/or controlling virtual worlds, as well as for storing and processing user data and data provided by other components of the system. One or more virtual worlds may be presented to a user through a user device for the user to experience and interact. A large number of users may each use a device to simultaneously interface with one or more digital worlds by using the device to observe and interact with each other and with objects produced within the digital worlds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Rony Abovitz
  • Patent number: 10672097
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display, a processor generating image data, a graphic random access memory (GRAM) storing the image data, and a display driver integrated circuit for driving the display. The display driver integrated circuit is configured to select a part of the image data and to output the selected part to a specified area of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Kon Bae, Dong Hwy Kim, Dong Kyoon Han, Yo Han Lee, Han Yu Ool Kim, Matheus Farias Miranda, Tae Sung Kim, Ho Jin Kim, Dong Hyun Yeom
  • Patent number: 10657710
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for rendering computer graphics. In various embodiments, a displacement map is created for a plurality of surfaces and a tessellation process is initiated. It is determined that the tessellation density of a first set of surfaces and a second set of surfaces should be modified based on the displacement map. Based on the displacement map, a tessellation factor scale for each surface of the first set of surfaces is increased and a tessellation factor scale for each surface of the second set of surfaces is decreased, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: John Doolittle, Jun Murakawa, Christopher Ho
  • Patent number: 10656596
    Abstract: A video display system for providing vision correction for multiple users may include a display device having a holographic layer and a vision correction layer. The system may also include a processor coupled to the display device to receive a first prescription corresponding to a first user and a second prescription corresponding to a second user, and to modulate the display device so that the first user at a first angle and the second user at a second angle can view a non-distorted image from the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: EagleMae Ventures LLC
    Inventor: Robert Callagy
  • Patent number: 10649628
    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 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Chad Dustin Tillman
  • Patent number: 10643067
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for hand-drawing diagrams including text and non-text elements on a computing device are provided. The computing device has a processor and a non-transitory computer readable medium for detecting and recognizing hand-drawing diagram element input under control of the processor. Display of input diagram elements in interactive digital ink is performed on a display device associated with the computing device. One or more of the diagram elements are associated with one or more other of the diagram elements in accordance with a class and type of each diagram element. The diagram elements are re-displayed based on one or more interactions with the digital ink received and in accordance with the one or more associations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MyScript
    Inventors: Romain Bednarowicz, Robin MéLinand, Claire Sidoli, Fabien Ric, Khaoula Elagouni, David Hebert, Fabio Valente, Gregory Cousin, Maël Nagot, Cyril Cerovic, Anne Bonnaud