Adjusting Level Of Detail Patents (Class 345/428)
  • Patent number: 9262548
    Abstract: The invention, relates to an apparatus for rendering a webpage according to the screen size of a display, whereby the apparatus has a screen-size detector (2) for detecting a screen size of a display used to present the webpage, a rendering selector (3) for selecting a rendering machine (4, 5) for rendering the webpage, and at least two renderings machines (4, 5), with each one being adapted to render the webpage optimised for at least one screen size different to that of the respective other rendering machine. The rendering selector (3) of the apparatus (1) is hereby adapted to select the rendering machine (4, 5) for rendering the webpage based on the screen size detected for the display by the screen-size detector (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Oliver Zechlin
  • Patent number: 9262836
    Abstract: An all-focused image generation method comprises the steps (i) to (vi). The step (i) is a step of taking L images of an object at different focal positions. The step (ii) is a step of acquiring gray scale images of the object at the respective focal positions. The step (iii) is a step of performing multiresolution transform for the gray scale images. The step (iv) is a step of calculating focal position probability distribution regarding the focal positions, for each pixel position. The step (v) is a step of acquiring an optimal focal position for each of the pixel positions. The step (vi) is a step of generating an in-focus image by providing a pixel corresponding to the acquired pixel value to the pixel position. In the step (v), the optimal focal position is approximately calculated by belief propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: ACUTELOGIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hui Cao
  • Patent number: 9250871
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing a rich media user interface composed of a plurality of component objects that is capable of transferring information from a group of component objects having a specific function but not supporting the export of information to a group of component objects importing information only through predetermined paths through unpredictable path are provided. The method for processing content composed of user interface component objects includes receiving content including a plurality of user interface component objects, extracting exportable information which is defined to be exportable outside the content, and transferring the extracted exportable information to a target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seo Young Hwang, Jae Yeon Song, Kyung Mo Park, Kook Heui Lee
  • Patent number: 9235451
    Abstract: The present invention provides a browser kernel switching method, which enables a browser to switch between different browser kernels when browsering different web pages, and comprises the following steps: detecting, by the browser, whether a kernel switch is needed; and transferring a post data in a previous kernel of the browser to the kernel which is to be switched when loading a page that requires to switch kernel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: BEIJING QIHOO TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Liang Tian
  • Patent number: 9224226
    Abstract: An image display device for direct drawing apparatus for performing direct drawing comprising: an acquisition part for acquiring design data in a vector format describing the pattern; a specified parameter setting part for setting a specified parameter to be used for RIP development of the design data; a processing area setting part for setting a processing area of the design data to be subjected to RIP development; a display RIP development part for performing RIP development of a portion of the design data, which corresponds to the processing area, by using the specified parameter, to thereby obtain a specified image; and a display part for visibly displaying the specified image, wherein the RIP development performed by the display RIP development part is a display RIP development in which the amount of processed data is smaller than that in drawing RIP development for the direct drawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Screen Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Yamada, Itaru Furukawa
  • Patent number: 9218689
    Abstract: An efficient method and system for multi-sample antialiasing in graphics processing is described. Geometric edges as well as implicit edges of primitives in a bin are identified by iteratively rendering bins of pixels. Selective multi-sample antialiasing is applied to pixels that are touched by either a geometric edge or an implicit edge; pixels that are fully covered are not antialiased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: ZILABS INC., LTD.
    Inventor: David R. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 9202146
    Abstract: A system and method for comparing digital images, such as checks images used by banks, includes receiving and processing the images to be compared, including scaling the images to a common resolution, as well as filtering them to remove spot noise, background pels, and other non-information carrying elements. One or more regions of each image are selected for comparison. The selected regions are compared to one another by subtracting the pels of one image from the other's pels. A determination is made of whether the two or more images are duplicates of one another, or depict a substantially identical subject, based on the results of the subtractions. Furthermore, the amount of filtering and scaling may be adjusted to enhance the effects of the system to take advantage of common characteristics that may be known or detected in a particular set of images to be compared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rodney G. Moon, Gerald C. Rector, Philip Ridgway
  • Patent number: 9196087
    Abstract: An approach is provided for presenting geo-traces using a reduced set of points based on an available display area. The trace platform determines a reduced set of one or more points based on an available display area of a user interface. Next, the trace platform causes, at least in part, a presentation of at least one geo-trace in the user interface based, at least in part, on the reduced set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Christian Kaatz, Jan Kurella
  • Patent number: 9189885
    Abstract: A method and system for displaying a 2D representation of a 3D world on an image plane of a simulator. The image plane defines a fixed viewing region of the replica environment of the simulator and also corresponds to a view observed by an operator of the simulator. The method includes the steps of determining a head position of the operator of the replica environment and modifying a viewing volume of the 3D world based on the head position of the operator while keeping the image plane constant to form a modified viewing volume. The 2D representation based on the modified viewing volume is then generated and displayed on the image plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUR SCHIENENFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventors: Duncan Estcourt Ward, David John Lannan
  • Patent number: 9190018
    Abstract: A method of rendering customized pointing indicia including the steps of monitoring application program interface messaging and intercepting a call for a unique system pointer identifier. A stored collection of predefined vector shapes is accessed, from which a predefined vector shape is selected correlated to the current system pointer identifier. The stroke and fill attributes are set for the vector shapes. A sequence of rasterized frames of vector shapes having different attributes are created and displayed to produce animated pointing indicia effect. The customized vector shape is rasterized and displayed to an end user operating a computer. Customization, animation, and magnification of pointing indicia are performed responsive to user input, which may be a touchscreen event, body movement, hand gesture, mouse event, or a key stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Freedom Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Bowman Stringer, Garald Lee Voorhees
  • Patent number: 9177421
    Abstract: Aspects include provision of a hair mesh structure that can be used for modeling, animating, simulating, and/or rendering hair and hair-like objects in the field of computer graphics. The hair mesh structure can use an ordered plurality of surface primitives, which can be represented by correspondence data, and mapping(s) of points on corresponding surface primitives. A plurality of paths can be generated based on the mappings. These paths can be used to generate hair-like geometry elements. Therefore, hair can be modeled, edited, and animated by editing surface primitives. This approach provides control of the hair shape and permits hair modeling using surface modeling processes, without direct editing of curves defining hairs themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Cem Yuksel
  • Patent number: 9177525
    Abstract: A method of configuring an image for data storage on a storage device in an overlapping-tiled format and a method of displaying a desired image selected for viewing on a display are disclosed. The method of configuring an image for data storage includes formatting an image to include a plurality of image tiles, each image tile in the plurality of image tiles having at least a portion that is substantially identical to at least a portion of an adjacent image tile in the plurality of image tiles. The method further includes converting data of the image from data in a first color space into data in a second color space so as to reduce a size of the data of the image, and storing the image data in the second color space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: PIXIA CORP.
    Inventors: Rudolf O. Ernst, Rahul C. Thakkar
  • Patent number: 9165393
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for measuring the stereoscopic quality of a computer-generated object in a three-dimensional computer-generated scene. The computer-generated object is visible from at least one camera of a pair of cameras used for creating a stereoscopic view of the computer-generated scene. A set of surface vertices of the computer-generated object is obtained. A stereoscopic transformation on the set of surface vertices is computed to obtain a set of transformed vertices. A translation vector and a scale vector are computed and applied to the set of transformed vertices to obtain a ghosted set of vertices. The ghosted set of vertices is approximately translational and scale invariant with respect to the set of surface vertices. A sum of the differences between the set of surface vertices and the set of ghosted vertices is computed to obtain a first stereo-quality metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: DreamWorks Animation LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Low, Donald Greenberg, Philip McNally
  • Patent number: 9158826
    Abstract: System and method for rendering data with specified constraints. A request for data from a data set may be received. The data set may include time-stamped historical data, including multiple reduced data sets, each having a respective resolution. The request may specify a time frame. A first reduced data set of the reduced data sets may be determined based on the specified time frame. First data from the first reduced data set corresponding to the specified time frame may be retrieved, and are usable for display on a display device. The data set may be generated from received raw data, where the raw data includes time-stamped historical data at a first resolution. The raw data may be reduced via multiple stages, thereby generating the reduced data sets at their respective resolutions. The reduced data are generated and represented in a way that is visually pleasing and technically accurate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Stefan R. Romainczyk, Michael C. Popa, Victor M. Hall, Phi Hai Huynh, Klaus Stefan Zölsch
  • Patent number: 9143763
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: a face detector that detects a face of a subject from images captured by an imaging unit; a display controller that causes a display unit to display a guide image for prompting the subject to change a direction of the face; an angle calculation unit that calculates an angle of turn of the face of the subject from a reference position of the direction of the face when the guide image is displayed, based on pieces of image data before and after a change in the direction of the face; a distance calculation unit that calculates a distance between the imaging apparatus and the face based on the calculated angle; and an image processing unit that performs image processing on at least one of the pieces of image data, according to the change in the direction of the face, based on the angle and the distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sachie Yamamoto, Mai Yamaguchi, Yuiko Uemura, Tomomi Uemura, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 9135748
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the invention provides a method for producing a triangulation of a surface of a physical object the method comprising the steps of generating an intermediate mesh representation of the surface out of surface voxels (102) and detecting at least one T-junction in the intermediate mesh representation (103). The method further comprising the steps of decomposing of the at least one T-junction into at least one triangle and at least one two-point-polygon (104), and generating the triangulation of the surface out of the modelled intermediate mesh representation (107).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Kaus, Matthias Wolfgang Meyer
  • Patent number: 9110674
    Abstract: System and methods are provided for dynamic performance adjustment of a media playing pipeline. For example, the media playing pipeline includes one or more components synchronized for media playing. A reference component in the media playing pipeline is selected, the reference component having a component performance level. A pipeline performance level of the media playing pipeline is determined. When the pipeline performance level is higher than a threshold, the component performance level of the reference component is adjusted to decrease the pipeline performance level. When the pipeline performance level is lower than the threshold, the component performance level of the reference component is adjusted to increase the pipeline performance level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Yao Cui, Yi Wang, Ke Ding
  • Patent number: 9111183
    Abstract: A system and method for comparing digital images, such as checks images used by banks, includes receiving and processing the images to be compared, including scaling the images to a common resolution, as well as filtering them to remove spot noise, background pels, and other non-information carrying elements. One or more regions of each image are selected for comparison. The selected regions are compared to one another by subtracting the pels of one image from the other's pels. A determination is made of whether the two or more images are duplicates of one another, or depict a substantially identical subject, based on the results of the subtractions. Furthermore, the amount of filtering and scaling may be adjusted to enhance the effects of the system to take advantage of common characteristics that may be known or detected in a particular set of images to be compared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rodney G. Moon, Gerald C. Rector, Philip Ridgway
  • Patent number: 9081181
    Abstract: A Head Mounted Display (HMD) device and an image display control method are disclosed. The device includes a display unit including a left display and a right display for a left eye and a right eye for displaying images for the left eye and the right eye, a vital reaction sensor unit including a first vital reaction sensor for the left eye and a second vital reaction sensor for the right eye, detecting vital reaction changes of a user viewing the left display and the right display, and generating, when a vital reaction change is detected, an interruption signal including coordinates of a position at which the vital reaction change is detected, and a control unit for outputting images for the left eye and the right eye to the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Woo Cheol Lee
  • Patent number: 9076260
    Abstract: Techniques described in the disclosure are generally related to determining the manner in which to connect points that reside along an outer ring edge and an inner ring edge for purposes of tessellation. For example, a two-dimensional (2D) stitching table may define the manner in which points along the edges should be connected together to form a plurality of primitives. The techniques may index the 2D stitching table to retrieve entry values that define the manner in which the points along the edges should be connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vineet Goel, Usame Ceylan
  • Patent number: 9076259
    Abstract: A geospatial multiviewer can include a geospatial application that provides geospatial data responsive to a user input, the geospatial data corresponding to a representation of at least one geographical region. A request engine is configured to provide a search query for requesting content from at least one data source. The search query is based at least in part on the geospatial data from the geospatial application. A graphics pipeline is configured to dynamically generate at least one transformation for adjusting objects in an output presentation in response to the user input. The output presentation is rendered based on the at least one transformation. The objects in the output presentation comprise received content and the representation of at least one geographical region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Imagine Communications Corp
    Inventors: Craig Hourie, Steve Sulte
  • Patent number: 9071733
    Abstract: There is described a Minimal Iterativity Anisotropic Diffusion (MIAD) approach that estimates the required number of iterations N as a function of the image structure-under-noise ? and the bound of the noise ?. The time step ? is related to the image structure-under-noise ? and to the bound of noise ?. The stopping time is calculated using T=?·N, and the edge strength ? is determined as a function of T, ?, and ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: VALORBEC, SOCIETE EN COMMANDITE
    Inventors: Eva Rifkah, Aishy Amer
  • Patent number: 9060167
    Abstract: Optimal resilience to errors in packetized streaming 3-D wireframe animation is achieved by partitioning the stream into layers and applying unequal error correction coding to each layer independently to maintain the same overall bitrate. The unequal error protection scheme for each of the layers combined with error concealment at the receiver achieves graceful degradation of streamed animation at higher packet loss rates than approaches that do not account for subjective parameters such as visual smoothness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Joern Ostermann, Sokratis Varakliotis
  • Patent number: 9058699
    Abstract: Systems and methods for interactive image compositing may integrate image searching using visual search criteria (e.g., color, composition, tonal distribution, or lighting effects), non-destructive image compositing, and high-performance rendering using a fast gradient solver to provide an efficient workflow for users. An image compositing application, executable by a CPU and/or GPU, may employ a sketch-and-refine approach, whereby a user draws a rough perimeter around an object of interest in an image and (following an initial application of the fast gradient solver to a lower-resolution version of the image) receives a preview of how it would fit into a composition. The fast gradient solver may differentiate between the object and its background by applying artificial intelligence techniques and/or dependent on user-supplied hints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Michael D. Jonsson
  • Patent number: 9049278
    Abstract: A screen display processing apparatus used for a portable terminal apparatus includes a moving unit configured to relatively move a plurality of cases of the portable terminal apparatus, a detection unit configured to detect a parameter value representing a degree of relative movement of the cases, a determination unit configured to determine based on the parameter value whether a shape of the portable terminal apparatus changes, and a first control unit configured to control a function about the screen display provided in the portable terminal apparatus in accordance with the parameter value and the change or no change in the shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Isao Mihara, Miwako Doi
  • Publication number: 20150145865
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for kinetic mapping. A spatial interface, such as a map, may represent information according to an overview scale. If the spatial interface comprises a substantial amount of uninteresting content, such as a 100 mile stretch of highway, compared to interesting content, such as a 1 mile complex detour after the highway, then the interesting content may not be displayed at an adequate level of detail due to being displayed at the same overview scale as the 100 mile stretch of highway. Accordingly, points of interest within the spatial interface may be identified and encapsulated to create portals representing such information at relatively higher levels of detail. A kinetic geospatial interface comprising the portals (e.g., the detour) at a focused scale and non-portal information (e.g., the highway) at a collapsed scale (e.g., a lower level of detail than the focused scale) is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Donald A. Barnett, Romualdo T. Impas
  • Patent number: 9041734
    Abstract: Image information displayed on an electronic device can be modified based at least in part upon a relative position of a user with respect to a device. Mapping, topological or other types of positional data can be used to render image content from a perspective that is consistent with a viewing angle for the current relative position of the user. As that viewing angle changes, as a result of movement of the user and/or the device, the content can be re-rendered or otherwise updated to display the image content from a perspective that reflects the change in viewing angle. Simulations of effects such as parallax and occlusions can be used with the change in perspective to provide a consistent user experience that provides a sense of three-dimensional content even when that content is rendered on a two-dimensional display. Lighting, shading and/or other effects can be used to enhance the experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Howard D. Look, Leo B. Baldwin, Kenneth M. Karakotsios, Dennis Hodge, Isaac S. Noble, Volodymyr V. Ivanchenko, Jeffrey P. Bezos
  • Patent number: 9041730
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for processing, transmitting and displaying data received from an analyte sensor, such as a glucose sensor. The system may include a display device with at least one input device. In response to movement of or along the input device, the display device may change a glucose data output parameter and update an output of the display device using the changed output parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Michael Robert Mensinger, Peter C. Simpson, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Kostyantyn Snisarenko, Eli Reihman, Holly Chico, Kassandra Constantine
  • Patent number: 9037156
    Abstract: A method of displaying a map on a wireless communications device, the method comprising obtaining map data for rendering the map to be displayed on the wireless communications device and determining a zoom level of the map. If the zoom level of the map exceeds a predetermined zoom level, corrected map data is generated by applying a fixed spherical correction factor to the map data. If the zoom level of the map does not exceed the predetermined zoom level, the corrected map data is generated by computing a spherical correction factor based on a latitude of the map. The method also includes rendering the corrected map data to display the map on a display of the wireless communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gordon Gregory Bowman, Gerhard Dietrich Klassen
  • Patent number: 9035947
    Abstract: Techniques are described that can that can modify content in a video game application executing on a game platform. The technique includes communicatively coupling with the game platform to exchange messages with the game platform. A tool may receive data representative of a version of a screen rendered by the game platform. The tool may then render its own version of the screen and modify the content data that comprises the screen image. The tool may then send a content modification message to the game platform, the message including data representative of the modifications made by the tool. The game platform may then modify and render a new version of the screen in the game platform based on the modification message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS ARTS INC.
    Inventors: Karl E. Jensen, Jeffrey E. Skelton
  • Publication number: 20150130809
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprising an image selecting portion configured to select an image to be displayed having a resolution determined based on a change speed of a display area, such as a movement, enlargement, reduction, a rotation or a change of focus position of the display area. Preferably when the display area stands still or is moved at low speed the high resolution image is displayed, and the low resolution is displayed when the change speed of the display area is fast. The apparatus relates particularly to an image observed with a microscope, and allows an image to be displayed without delay thereby facilitating diagnosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Naoki Tagami, Hiroshi Kyusojin, Kenji Yamane, Hirofumi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20150130808
    Abstract: There is provided a display device, including a color display section which displays a color plane expressed by first and second attribute values from among three attribute values constituting a color system, a base section to which the color display section is connected in a rotatable state, and a display control section which changes the color plane in accordance with a rotation angle of the color display section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Takagi, Kunio Kawaguchi, Hiroyuki Morisaki, Ichiro Ogata, Hitoshi Mukai, Seiko Maehara, Kazumasa Tanaka, Naoyuki Hirota
  • Publication number: 20150123974
    Abstract: A method of visualizing entire grid data of numerical weather prediction model having an ultra-high grid resolution by a magnification mode is disclosed. Original data having a first data resolution computed in a numerical weather prediction model is converted into a first low-resolution data having a second data resolution. The second data resolution is lower than the first data resolution. The first low-resolution data is displayed as a first entire image including a plurality of first unit images. The original data is converted into a second low-resolution data having a third data resolution based on a first input signal. The third data resolution is lower than the first data resolution and higher than the second data resolution. The second low-resolution data is displayed as a first partial image including a plurality of second unit images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Dong-Chan JOO, Ki-Hwan KIM, Seol-Eun SHIN
  • Patent number: 9024951
    Abstract: Devices and methods for obtaining image data that preserves highlight details and shadow details from image data from a high dynamic range (HDR) image sensor are provided. For example, an image signal processor may include a first data path of a relatively high bit depth, front-end image processing logic, and a second data path of a relatively low bit depth. The first data path may receive HDR image data from an image sensor. The front-end image processing logic may convert the HDR image data into lower-bit-depth image data, while preserving highlight details and/or shadow details of the HDR image, by using at least two transfer functions that preserve different subsets of the high dynamic range. The second data path may output this lower-bit-depth image data to other image processing logic for additional image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Frank, Anup Sharma
  • Patent number: 9024959
    Abstract: A method and system may include a chip having graphics rendering hardware, a cache and a processor to execute an application with texture allocation logic to receive notification of a page miss from the graphics rendering hardware. The logic can map the page miss to a tile of a texture image, store the tile as an entry to the cache, and map the entry to a virtual address space of a virtual image corresponding to the texture image. The system may also include off-chip memory to store the texture image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Duprat, Paul Lalonde, Andrew T Forsyth
  • Patent number: 9020627
    Abstract: generating an image data for cross sectional layers of the three-dimensional object, wherein the image data includes a first set of data for selectively printing building material at a first print resolution and a second set of data for printing one or more colored additives at a higher resolution and selectively depositing the building material and the one or more additives on successive layers based on the 2D image data to produce the three-dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Stratasys Ltd.
    Inventor: Eliahu M. Kritchman
  • Patent number: 9013499
    Abstract: A method for a computer system including receiving a file comprising textures including a first and a second texture map, which can be regular or irregular texture maps, and metadata, wherein the metadata includes identifiers associated with texture maps and includes adjacency data, associating the first texture map with a first face of an object in response to an identifier associated with the first texture map, associating the second texture map with a second face of the object in response to an identifier associated with the second texture map, determining an edge of the first texture map is adjacent to an edge of the second texture map in response to the adjacency data, and performing a rendering operation with respect to the first and second faces of the object to determine rendering data in response to the first and second texture maps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent D. Burley, Christian Eisenacher
  • Patent number: 9013477
    Abstract: A system for output of virtual output images includes an array of image capturing devices for providing image data. This image data is processed by convolving the image data with a function, e.g., the path, and thereafter deconvolving them, either after or before summation, with an inverse point spread function or a filter equivalent thereto to produce all-focus image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Harold Agnes Wilhelmus Schmeitz, Frederik Jan De Bruijn
  • Patent number: 9007373
    Abstract: A system, method and a computer-readable medium for creating texture exemplars from images are provided. The texture exemplars are created by receiving an image containing a plurality of pixels representing a plurality of textures, wherein each texture in the plurality of textures is configured to be selectable by a user, determining a desired texture in the plurality of textures contained within the image and defining a scale of the desired texture, generating a heat mapping of the image, wherein the heat mapping indicates location of the desired texture, generating, based on the heat mapping, a plurality of tiles corresponding to the defined scale of the desired texture, and generating an exemplar of desired texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Yale University
    Inventors: Yitzchak Lockerman, Holly Rushmeier, Julie Dorsey
  • Patent number: 9007374
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, that enable selection and individual feature highlighting in detailed three-dimensional ground infrastructure models such as, for example, three-dimensional terrain surface models that are composed from a large number of distinct ground assets such as individual roads, land parcels, and water areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventor: Henrik Buchholz
  • Publication number: 20150097837
    Abstract: A tileable display panel includes an illumination layer, a display layer, and a screen layer. The display layer is disposed between the screen layer and the lamp layer and includes pixelets separated from each other by spacing regions. Each of the pixelets is positioned to be illuminated by lamp light from the illumination layer and to project a magnified image sub-portion onto the backside of the screen layer such that the magnified image sub-portions collectively blend together to form a unified image on the screen layer which covers the spacing regions on the display layer. Each of the pixelets includes core pixels having a common size and a first separation pitch and peripheral pixels surrounding the core pixels on two or more sides which provide a higher image resolution in overlap regions on the screen layer when the magnified image sub-portions overlap on the screen layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Lou Jepsen, Behnam Bastani
  • Publication number: 20150091907
    Abstract: The method of the invention comprises the steps of: receiving waveform data (100); generating one main signal Y0; saving main data related to main signal Y0; defining an input signal to fold, Yin, that is said main signal Y0 or a folded signal that has been generated just before; generating a new folded signal, Yf, that is a global reproduction of lower resolution of input signal to fold, Yin, and that has less samples than the latter by performing the steps of: applying to whole input signal to fold, Yin, a folding algorithm such that: its samples satisfying folding rules are selected; its samples not satisfying said folding rules are deleted; thereafter grouping the selected samples for forming said new folded signal Yf; saving sub data related to said folded signal Yf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: BYTE PARADIGM SPRL
    Inventors: Didier Martiny, Frederic Leens, Olivier Rasmont
  • Publication number: 20150091908
    Abstract: When a plurality of enlarged/reduced images to be displayed based on a predetermined original image are displayed on a display screen, each of the enlarged/reduced images is created and displayed at a higher speed. Therefore, desired regions (vertical/horizontal target regions (532 and 533)) within an original image (690) are designated, and desired images (vertical/horizontal target images (700 and 710)) including the entire designated desired region are read from the original image, and stored separately from the original image (690). Then, an enlargement/reduction ratio (P) with respect to the original image (690) is acquired, and an enlarged/reduced original image (620) obtained by enlarging/reducing the original image (690) with the enlargement/reduction ratio (P) in both a long-side direction and a short-side direction is created and displayed on a display screen (53).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Satoshi Kawatani
  • Publication number: 20150084962
    Abstract: The invention relates to a depiction arrangement for security papers, value documents, electronic display devices or other data carriers, having a grid image arrangement for depicting a target image (40) that is broken down into two or more partial target images (42, 44), having a motif image that is subdivided into a plurality of periodically or at least locally periodically arranged cells (24) in each of which are arranged mapped regions of one or more of the partial target images (42, 44), a viewing grid (22), composed of a plurality of viewing grid elements, that, when the motif image is viewed, reconstructs the complete target image (40) from the mapped regions arranged in the cells (24), the motif image being, independently of the cell subdivision, split into at least first and second microinformation regions (60, 62) in which the cells each include different combinations of mapped regions of the partial target images (40, 42), and the microinformation regions (60, 62) being arranged in the shape of
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Wittich KAULE, Michael RAHM, Wolfgang RAUSCHER
  • Publication number: 20150084961
    Abstract: Example embodiments dynamically generate lower resolution maps from high precision vector for use on desktops. Lower resolution maps are dynamically generated on the client side by decreasing coordinate and path precision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Yi Dai, Hugh Zhang, Jairam Ramanathan, Prashant Singh
  • Publication number: 20150080728
    Abstract: In an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, a scan converter module generates display frame data from received frame data using a conversation table adapted to the specific display resolution of a display device. Received frame data is stored in a first frame memory, and display frame data is stored in a second frame memory. A control unit selects the conversion table corresponding to the specific display resolution of the display device from among a group of conversion tables. An address converter generates an address set corresponding to a display address using the selected conversion table. Interpolation is then performed based on the echo data specified by this.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicants: HITACHI ALOKA MEDICAL, LTD., HITACHI ALOKA MEDICAL, LTD.
    Inventor: Takaya Uno
  • Patent number: 8982128
    Abstract: A method of providing an image and a display apparatus applying the same are provided. The method of providing an image of a display apparatus includes receiving signals requesting images having different resolutions from each other from a plurality of mobile apparatuses, determining a resolution reproducible by all of the plurality of mobile apparatuses among a plurality of resolutions requested from the plurality of mobile apparatuses as a first resolution and processing the image to be provided to the plurality of mobile apparatuses with the first resolution, and transmitting the image having the first resolution to the plurality of mobile apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyo-dae Kim, Myung-suk Bae
  • Patent number: 8982159
    Abstract: A system which employs a method of creating transferable map schemas, storing the map schemas to storage devices, receiving target device settings, re-sampling the map schemas to fit the target devices using the target device settings, delivering the re-sampled map schemas to the target devices is described. Thereby providing the innovation that map schemas may be accessed by more than one type of device, the method by which maps are scaled from a created map dimension with given details to either a larger map having the ability to be utilized on a more capable playing device or to a map or a smaller map having the ability to be utilized on a less capable device without losing the important game-specific required data is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventor: Carey Leigh Lotzer
  • Patent number: 8982151
    Abstract: Independently processing planes of display data is provided by a method of outputting a video stream. The method includes retrieving from memory a first plane of display data having a first set of display parameters and post-processing the first plane of display data to adjust the first set of display parameters. The method further includes retrieving from memory a second plane of display data having a second set of display parameters and post-processing the second plane of display data independently of the first plane of display data. The method further includes blending the first plane of display data with the second plane of display data to form blended display data and outputting the blended display data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John Tardif, Mark S. Grossman
  • Publication number: 20150070357
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for viewing portions of a very high-resolution image on a client device. The systems and methods provide for dynamic establishment of hierarchically organized contexts corresponding to regions within the image. The context hierarchy supports image inspection and analysis at increasing resolution levels for successively smaller regions. A context's region can be viewed at a base resolution appropriate for that context, while areas of interest within the context can be examined in more detail in higher resolution. To view areas of interest at resolution levels above the range for a given context, a child context can be established for a smaller region. The client device user can navigate from one area within the image to another by traversing previously established contexts and establishing new contexts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Tahan