Adjusting Level Of Detail Patents (Class 345/428)
  • Patent number: 8976170
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for displaying stereoscopic images. The apparatus for displaying stereoscopic images includes a stereoscopic image-generating part, a main display part, a sub-display part, and a translucent reflective structure part. The stereoscopic image-generating part splits a single image to generate a first stereoscopic image to be directly viewed by a user and a second stereoscopic image to be reflected and viewed by the user. The main display part directly displays the first stereoscopic image to a gaze of a user. The sub-display part displays the second stereoscopic image. The translucent reflective structure part reflects the second stereoscopic image displayed on the sub-display part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Gun A. Lee, Ung-Yeon Yang, Yong-Wan Kim, Dong-Sik Jo, Ki-Hong Kim
  • Publication number: 20150062126
    Abstract: An electronic device including a cover having a display protection function and a method thereof are provided. The method includes acquiring at least one of context information and attribute information of an application according to whether the cover is closed and displaying an object related to the acquired information on a region which is included or is not included in a region corresponding to the cover window of a display of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Woo-Yong LEE, Chul-Hwan LEE, Seong-Joon JEON
  • Patent number: 8972462
    Abstract: Described herein are technologies that facilitate representing instances in time over 62 orders of magnitude as well as graphically depicting events over various time ranges and resolutions in time. A filter window is selected as a function of a resolution of a display, such filter window is applied over a representation of an instant in time. The position of the filter window along the representation of the instant in time defines a resolution in time, and such resolution in time is utilized to select graphical objects for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Oscar Gerardo Naim, Michael Jonathan Galos, Puneet Hariharan, Donald Frank Brinkman, Jonathan Edgar Fay
  • Patent number: 8970592
    Abstract: A system includes a computing device that includes a memory configured to store instructions. The computing device also includes a processor configured to execute the instructions to perform a method that includes obtaining first data corresponding to a first simulation of matter in a space domain. The method also includes performing, using the first data, a second simulation that produces second data representative of particles in the space domain. The method also includes rasterizing the second data representative of the particles as defined by cells of a grid, wherein each cell has a common depth-to-size ratio, and, rendering an image of the particles from the rasterized second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Lucasfilm Entertainment Company LLC
    Inventor: Frank Losasso Petterson
  • Patent number: 8963958
    Abstract: Techniques for wrapping a two-dimensional texture conformally onto a surface of a three dimensional virtual object within an arbitrarily-shaped, user-defined region. The techniques provide minimum distortion and allow interactive manipulation of the mapped texture. The techniques feature an energy minimization scheme in which distances between points on the surface of the three-dimensional virtual object serve as set lengths for springs connecting points of a planar mesh. The planar mesh is adjusted to minimize spring energy, and then used to define a patch upon which a two-dimensional texture is superimposed. Points on the surface of the virtual object are then mapped to corresponding points of the texture. A haptic/graphical user interface element that allows a user to interactively and intuitively adjust texture mapped within the arbitrary, user-defined region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Torsten Berger, Elaine Chen, Walter C. Shannon, III, Bob Tipton
  • Patent number: 8957907
    Abstract: A surface definition module of a hair/fur pipeline may be used to generate a shape defining a surface and an associated volume. A control hair module may be used to fill the volume with control hairs and an interpolation module may be used to interpolate final hair strands from the control hairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Armin Walter Bruderlin, Francois Chardavoine, Clint Chun, Gustav Melich
  • Publication number: 20150042659
    Abstract: A method and device for data compression are presented, in which a data processor may receive a packet of image data which includes four groups of N bits, where N is an integer greater than 2. The data processor may compress the received packet of data, such that a total number of bits for the converted packet is less than four times N. The data processor may compress the received packet of image data by reducing the resolution of three of the values while maintaining the resolution of the fourth value. To reduce the resolution of the three values, the data processor may apply a dithering formula to the values. The data processor may then send the converted packet via an interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Peter F. Holland, Brijesh Tripathi
  • Patent number: 8947266
    Abstract: A display module for displaying passenger-specific display information in an aircraft, comprising: a display, a control unit, a storage device, and a first interface, wherein the first interface is connected to the control unit, and wherein the control unit is designed, on the basis of a signal that is present at the first interface, to read out a storage device content stored in the storage device and associated with the signal in relation to display information, and on the basis of the read-out storage device content and of the signal present at the interface to control the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: René Stoll, Martin Frey, Reimer Hauschildt
  • Patent number: 8947431
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing scene data of a virtual world. One method includes the following steps: receiving a request for downloading the scene data from a content requesting party, where the request includes (i) information on an object group in the scene data and (ii) Level of Detail (LoD) information on an object in the object group, packing LoD content of the object in the object group based on the information on the object group and the LoD information on the object, and transmitting the packed LoD content corresponding to the object group to the content requesting party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Qi Cheng Li, Sheng Lu, Jian Wang, Zi Yu Zhu
  • Patent number: 8947433
    Abstract: An apparatus for visualizing data includes memory for storing sensor data and a processor. The processor is configured to generate a map of a geographic area, and to display at a first location on the map at least one icon graphically representing a measurement of the sensor at the first location over a period of time and graphically representing the period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Bak, Irina Dumitrescu, Juerg von Kaenel, Gilad M. Saadoun, Xing Zhi Sun
  • Patent number: 8947432
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention sets forth a mechanism for interleaving consecutive display frames rendered at complementary reduced resolutions. The GPU driver configures a command stream associated with a frame received from a graphics application for reduced frame rendering. The command stream specifies a nominal resolution at which the frame should be rendered. The reduced resolution associated with the frame is determined based on the reduced resolution of an immediately preceding frame (i.e., the complementary reduced resolution), if one exists, or on GPU configuration information. The GPU driver then modifies the command stream to specify the reduced resolution. The GPU driver also inserts an upscale command sequence specifying the nominal resolution into the command stream. Once the command stream is configured in such a manner, the GPU driver transmits the command stream to the GPU for reduced rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Bakdash, Qi Mo, David Luebke, Douglas A. Voorhies
  • Patent number: 8941656
    Abstract: A method for visualizing data includes generating on a display device a map including a first location and generating on the display device at least one icon graphically representing measurements of the sensor at the first location over a period of time and graphically representing the period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Bak, Irina Dumitrescu, Juerg von Kaenel, Gilad M. Saadoun, Xing Zhi Sun
  • Publication number: 20150022526
    Abstract: There is provided a method of processing a pixellated image to retrieve a phase distribution representative of the image. The phase distribution representative of the image is in the Fourier domain. The method comprises padding the image pixels with padding, or non-image, pixels to increase the total number of pixels in the pixellated image. The method further comprises processing the padding or non-image pixels differently to the image pixels in each iteration of the iterative method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Jamieson Christmas
  • Publication number: 20150015583
    Abstract: A projector includes a superimposed image projection unit that projects a projection image generated based on a video signal superimposing a predetermined superimposed image on the projection image, and a signal controller that detects variation in a projection area of the projection image based on the video signal. The superimposed image projection unit modifies a projection position of the superimposed image in accordance with the variation in the projection area of the projection image detected by the signal controller, determines whether the superimposed image has a part that is selected in the superimposed image before the variation, adjusts a display position of the selected part based on variation amount of the projection position of the superimposed image, and projects the adjusted superimposed image so as to display the selected part differently from other parts of the superimposed image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Ayako WATANABE
  • Patent number: 8933936
    Abstract: Moving image data is delivered from an image provider server. A hierarchical data generation device decodes the moving image data and generates data for the moving image representing each frame in a plurality of resolutions, by reducing frames included in the moving image in a single or multiple stages. A decoder reads only data for a layer in the hierarchical data for each frame, the layer being determined by a resolution requested for display, and decodes the read data. This produces a series of frames representing frames in a requested resolution. A display device displays the frames so that the moving image is displayed in the requested resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsugo Inada, Akio Ohba, Hiroyuki Segawa
  • Publication number: 20150009217
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus as an image displaying apparatus displays a preview image of the first page at a first resolution. The image forming apparatus enlarges and displays the preview image of the first page when receiving an operation to enlarge the preview image of the first page. The image forming apparatus stores a history of the resolution of the preview image being enlarged of the first page. The image forming apparatus determines a second resolution based on the history of the resolution, when receiving an operation to display a preview image of the second page. The image forming apparatus generates the preview image of the second page at the second resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kenzo YAMAMOTO, Manabu FURUKAWA, Akihiko ODA, Hiroki TAJIMA, Hiroki UEDA
  • Publication number: 20150009218
    Abstract: A projector includes, a projecting unit that converts image data into light and projects the light at a predetermined angle of view, a projecting direction changing unit that changes the projecting direction of the projecting unit from a first projecting direction to a second projecting direction, a projection angle derivation unit that derives a projection angle between the first projecting direction and a projecting direction after changed, and an image cutting out unit that generates cut-out image data that a part of a region of an image of the inputted image data is cut out based on the angle of view and the projection angle as image data to be projected, when the projecting unit projects the image of the inputted image data stored on the storage unit across the first projecting direction and the second projecting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Hironobu FUKUTOMI, Katsumi WATANUKI, Takayuki SUGAHARA, Kenji YASUI, Ryo NISHIMA, Shunichi SHICHIJO
  • Patent number: 8928657
    Abstract: A digital map of a geographic area is displayed via a user interface, and a 3D representation of a building located in the geographic area is displayed on the digital map. A virtual camera is used to view the digital map, and the location of the virtual camera is changeable in response to user input. The external shell of the 3D representation is made increasingly transparent as a virtual camera approaches the 3D representation of the building to reveal indoor information for the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Zhou Bailiang
  • Patent number: 8928690
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method for implementing antialiasing including independently operating different portions of a graphics pipeline at different sampling rates in accordance with pixel color details.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Jude Brennan
  • Publication number: 20140375646
    Abstract: Guides used to illustrate straight lines for positioning graphic objects in an art board are dynamically altered to maintain a designated offset and alignment when used in simulations of displays with different display resolutions. Each guide is associated with an alignment and offset that is used to position the guide in an art board. When the display resolution of the art board changes, each guide is automatically rendered to a position that maintains the alignment and offset associated with each guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Dante Gagne, Rodrigo Hermann, Yi Lin, Christian Schormann, Wei Li, Jeremiah Kemper, Charles Bissonnette, Unni Ravindranathan, Billy Chow
  • Publication number: 20140375647
    Abstract: Methods and systems may provide for obtaining a plurality of visibility samples for an image at a sample resolution, wherein a first subset of the plurality of visibility samples has corresponding color samples. One or more of the color samples may be replicated from the first subset to a second subset of the plurality of visibility samples, and the visibility samples and the color samples may be rendered at a native display resolution. Additionally, the sample resolution may be greater than a pixel resolution of the image and greater than or equal to the native display resolution. In one example, the image includes a plurality of pixels and the plurality of visibility samples are obtained in accordance with an axis-aligned grid within each pixel of the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Marco Salvi, Aaron Lefohn, Larry Seiler
  • Publication number: 20140375648
    Abstract: The image display system includes a calculation unit, a specifying unit, a generation unit and a transmitting unit. Upon change of a zoom level of a current image not containing position information to a specified value on a user terminal, the calculation unit calculates a display range of an object represented by the current image after change in zoom level. The specifying unit refers to data of a different image of the object and specifies a part of the different image indicated by the display range calculated by the calculation unit. The different image has a different resolution from the current image. The generation unit generates a next image representing the part specified by the specifying unit using the data of the different image. The transmitting unit transmits the next image to the user terminal for switching from the current image to the next image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventors: Jun Katakawa, Masashi Inoue
  • Patent number: 8917877
    Abstract: A rendering device is configured to dynamically vary how audio and visual information is rendered by a rendering device responsive to changes in distance between the rendering device and a mobile device carried by a user. As the user moves about, the distance between the rendering device and the mobile device carried by the user will vary. As the distance between the mobile device and the rendering device changes, the rendering system can dynamically adapt how the audio and visual information is rendered. For example, the rendering device can increase or decrease the volume of an audio output, depending on changes in the distance. Also, the rendering device can change how visual information is rendered on a display responsive to changes in distance. In some embodiments, when the distance between the mobile device and rendering device exceeds a predetermined distance, the audio and/or visual information may be sent to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Olle Håff, Fredrik Johansson
  • Patent number: 8917286
    Abstract: When a single page of a newspaper article or a magazine is displayed using hierarchical data, a guidance area (indicated by a line in the hierarchical data) for each article is defined in a scenario definition file. A plurality of guidance areas are defined in the layer below, i.e., the layer having a resolution of a level that allows characters to be legible, so that the viewer can track the article from start to end. The displayed image is initially guided to the guidance area upon a user request for enlargement. Upon a further request for enlargement, the displayed image is guided to the guidance area at the head of the article. When the user having read the sentence in the guidance area provides an input by indicating a direction or pressing a predetermined button, the displayed image is guided to the guidance area showing the continuation of the sentence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Ohba, Hiroyuki Segawa, Tetsugo Inada, Hirotoshi Maegawa, Jun Hiroi
  • Publication number: 20140368508
    Abstract: A method includes tracking, through a processor of a data processing device in conjunction with a number of sensors, a movement of an eye of a user of the data processing device onscreen on a display unit associated therewith. The processor is communicatively coupled to a memory. The method also includes determining, through the processor, a portion of a video data being rendered onscreen on the display unit on which the eye of the user is focused based on the sensed movement of the eye. Further, the method includes rendering, through the processor, the portion of the video data on the display unit at an enhanced level compared to other portions thereof following the determination of the portion of the video data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventor: Trilok Chander Kunchakarra
  • Publication number: 20140372945
    Abstract: In a mobile terminal, a failsafe method for image output includes (a) determining the resolution that the mobile terminal can support; and (b) outputting the image according to the resolution determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Ping FAN, Ming XU
  • Publication number: 20140368509
    Abstract: Image upscaling techniques are described. These techniques may include use of iterative and adjustment upscaling techniques to upscale an input image. A variety of functionality may be incorporated as part of these techniques, examples of which include content-adaptive patch finding techniques that may be employed to give preference to an in-place patch to minimize structure distortion. In another example, content metric techniques may be employed to assign weights for combining patches. In a further example, algorithm parameters may be adapted with respect to algorithm iterations, which may be performed to increase efficiency of computing device resource utilization and speed of performance. For instance, algorithm parameters may be adapted to enforce a minimum and/or maximum number to iterations, cease iterations for image sizes over a threshold amount, set sampling step sizes for patches, employ techniques based on color channels (which may include independence and joint processing techniques), and so on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Zhe Lin, Jianchao Yang, Scott D. Cohen
  • Patent number: 8913058
    Abstract: Displaying information associated with an object is described herein. One method includes determining attributes associated with an object, visualizing the object using a mobile device, detecting, by the mobile device, the attributes from the visualization, and receiving, by the mobile device, information associated with the object in response to the detection of attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Haiyang Liu
  • Patent number: 8913061
    Abstract: This invention provides an automatic tracing algorithm for quantitative analysis of continuous structures, such as the images of tree-like or network-like structures. The algorithm includes the steps of encoding 3-D image voxels by using a source field encoding methodology followed by a defined image threshold, tracing the codelets along encoded voxels such that the characteristic element of a 3-D image such as the center line of fiber, fiber branch, loop, and end point can be determined systematically, and achieving the automatic analysis without manual intervention. In addition, quantitative measurements are exquisitely calculated by the location and distance of these characteristic elements between coded voxels. The algorithm is more suitable to automatically analyze the 2D/3D images of complex neurons, blood vessels, collagens in skin tissue, and fibril morphology in polymeric materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Academia Sinica
    Inventors: Nan-Yow Chen, Ting-Kuo Lee
  • Patent number: 8907973
    Abstract: An image processor includes generates a content adaptive kernel from an image block with noise of a luminance component signal with a low resolution. The content adaptive kernel is convolved with the luminance component signal. A noise signal and an extracted texture which excludes noise are generated. The luminance component signal is filtered as function of the noise signal to generate an enhanced luminance component signal. Horizontal and vertical scaling is performed on the enhanced luminance component signal, the extracted texture, and the luminance component signal, with the luminance component signal adaptively scaled as a function of the extracted texture. The horizontally and vertically scaled enhanced luminance component signal, extracted texture and luminance component signal are then combined to generate an output luminance component signal with a high resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics International N.V.
    Inventor: Chandranath Manchi
  • Patent number: 8902220
    Abstract: A system and method for a pre-print, three-dimensional virtual rendering of a print piece is disclosed. A plurality of modular/pipelined architectural layers are managed, operated, and organized by a controller. A product definition is provided to a job ticket adaptation layer where it is transformed into a physical model. The physical model is then transformed into a display model via the product model layer. The display model is transformed into a scene that can be displayed on a graphical user interface as a three dimensional virtual rendering by a rendering layer, where the binding elements may further include 3D binding models as well as 2D textures on 3D surfaces to simulate 3D models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Rolleston, Alan T. Coté, Neil R. Sembower, Steven J. Harrington, Pascal Valobra
  • Publication number: 20140347363
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, processing power is applied based on the user's detected level of interest. In one embodiment, the user's detected level of interest in particular regions within a frame may be determined using an eye gaze detector or eye tracking apparatus. Those frame regions or areas that the user spends more of his or her attention on may be processed faster, at higher resolution or otherwise to enhance their depiction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Nikos Kaburlasos
  • Patent number: 8896617
    Abstract: Systems and methods for aggregation of textures at multiple resolution levels are described herein. An embodiment includes a preprocessing system that aggregates textures associated with objects of interest at multiple resolution levels. Individual textures may have a “pyramid” of resolution levels, and aggregated textures may be combined into a “tree” or a “forest”. Additionally, a texture forest may also be organized spatially and in resolution using the nodes of a quadtree, based on the 3D coordinates of the geometric primitives using each texture. A client identifies a resolution level for each object of interest in an image frame, groups objects based on resolution levels. The client may then test one texture coordinate per object at the beginning of a texture tree, recursively towards each child node of the tree, accumulating texture replacement transforms as a texture matrix. The client may then draw all the textures with the appropriate transform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Emil Constantin Praun, Paul Steven Strauss, Costa Touma, Tushar Udeshi
  • Patent number: 8897414
    Abstract: Method to process a set of tomosynthesis slices, comprising; acquiring images of an object of interest using a detector of a machine also comprising an X-ray emitter; reconstructing a set of tomosynthesis slices of the object using a calculator, in relation to the acquired images; displaying slices on a display monitor with a first display increment; selecting a region of interest in a slice of interest; and using a second display increment that is finer than the first display increment to display on the display monitor regions of interest belonging to slices in the set, the regions of interest corresponding to the selected region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sylvain Bernard, Henri Souchay
  • Patent number: 8884963
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure are directed to updating a low resolution buffer during a binning pass of an image surface by a graphics processing unit (GPU). For example, during the binning pass of the image surface, the GPU may divide the image surface into a plurality of blocks of surface pixels of the image surface. The GPU may then store a surface identifier of the image surface within storage locations of the low resolution buffer to correspond to each of the blocks of the surface pixels of the image surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Petri Nordlund
  • Patent number: 8878846
    Abstract: Methods and systems for superimposing virtual views of 3D objects with live images are provided. An example method may include determining 3D geometry information associated with an environment using one or more sensors of a mobile device, and recognizing 3D objects in the environment based on a database of 3D objects and the 3D geometry information. The method may also include determining a field of view of the environment based on a position of the mobile device in the environment and rendering an image of one or more of the 3D objects that are within the field of view. The rendered image may have a given perspective that is based on a viewpoint position from which the mobile device is viewed. The rendered image may also be combined with a live image of the field of view that is presented by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Gerald Francis, Jr., James J. Kuffner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8878870
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide graphic processing techniques and configurations including an apparatus comprising a storage medium having stored therein a table comprising information about respective positions and sizes of a number of rectangular blocks, the rectangular blocks to substantially form at least one plane having an arbitrary shape object, and at least one overlay engine operatively coupled with the table and associated with the at least one plane to request the information about the respective positions and the sizes of the number of rectangular blocks to provide graphics overlay of the arbitrary shape object. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Satish Kumar Vutukuri, Haohong Wang, Li Sha, Tao Xie, Ching-Han Tsai, Tzun-Wei Lee, Leung Chung Lai, Shuhua Xiang
  • Patent number: 8878851
    Abstract: A method for streaming vector images to wireless devices, including receiving a request from a wireless device for a portion of a vector image and a target display width and height, the vector image including a plurality of vector primitives, determining which of the vector primitives are positioned so as to overlap the requested portion, clipping the overlapping vector primitives with the portion, and transmitting the clipped vector primitives that overlap the portion. A system and a computer readable storage medium are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Synchronica plc
    Inventors: Andrew Opala, Rudy Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20140320496
    Abstract: A method for performing column/row pattern suppression in a digital input image includes creating a smoothed version of the input image by averaging a set of columns/rows neighboring around the column/row being corrected. A difference image is constructed by subtracting the smoothed image from the input image. New column/row intensities are computed from the difference image. An output image is constructed with suppressed column/row patterns by subtracting the new column/row intensities from the input image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Foveon, Inc.
    Inventors: Alireza Yasan, Lukac Rastislav
  • Patent number: 8872847
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to geographical image processing of time-dependent imagery. Various assets acquired at different times are stored and processing according to acquisition date in order to generate one or more image tiles for a geographical region of interest. The different image tiles are sorted based on asset acquisition date. Multiple image tiles for the same region of interest may be available. In response to a user request for imagery as of a certain date, one or more image tiles associated with assets from prior to that date are used to generate a time-based geographical image for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Reuel William Nash, Christopher S. Co, Andrew Kirmse
  • Publication number: 20140313204
    Abstract: In a method for driving a retina display of an electronic device, the electronic device includes a graphics input-output (I/O) driver, a video driver, a graphics engine, an I/O manager, and a video adaptor connected to the retina display. The graphics engine detects a retina resolution of the retina display and a standard resolution of an image currently displayed on the retina display, and analyzes a display ratio of the image displayed on the retina display according to the retina resolution when the retina resolution is greater than the standard resolution. The standard resolution is adjusted to the retina resolution according to an image compensation algorithm, and the video driver controls the video adaptor to display the image on the retina display according to the retina resolution and the display ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: HUNG-CHI HUANG
  • Patent number: 8867848
    Abstract: A display test apparatus includes a determination information storage unit that stores a determination information for use in determining correctness of content displaying, a file acquisition unit that acquires a file, a content image creation unit that creates an image of content to be displayed on the basis of the file, a content image analysis unit that analyzes a displaying of the content on the basis of the image of content, a determination unit that determines whether the content is correctly displayed on the basis of the determination information and a result of the analysis by the content image analysis unit, and an output unit that outputs a determination result information indicating a result of the determination by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kenichi Tsujino, Hideki Sawano
  • Patent number: 8866814
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for producing a rendered drawing or rendering from a detailed image of an object (e.g. photograph) resulting in a rendering that is photogrammetric and that preserves detail in the said image of said object. The combination of the metric nature and image detail preservation in a rendering resulting from the process enhances the usefulness of the rendering to users. The invention is useful in particular for large format renderings such as wire frame style drawings used for blueprints in the architecture, engineering and construction industry (AEC industry) when used for existing structures. The processes combine graphic arts techniques with photogrammetric techniques to preserve, fully or partially, information about an object as captured in image detail of said object and to present said information in photogrammetrically correct rendering, which rendering may be incorporated into drawings useful to and/or familiar to end users of said drawings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Battle M. Brown
  • Patent number: 8860743
    Abstract: Systems and methods for texture processing are presented. In one embodiment a texture method includes creating a sparse texture residency translation map; performing a probe process utilizing the sparse texture residency translation map information to return a finest LOD that contains the texels for a texture lookup operation; and performing the texture lookup operation utilizing the finest LOD. In one exemplary implementation, the finest LOD is utilized as a minimum LOD clamp during the texture lookup operation. A finest LOD number indicates a minimum resident LOD and a sparse texture residency translation map includes one finest LOD number per tile of a sparse texture. The sparse texture residency translation can indicate a minimum resident LOD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Tao, Jerome F. Duluk, Jr., Jesse D. Hall, Henry Moreton
  • Patent number: 8854365
    Abstract: A method for rendering parametric surface patches on a display screen includes receiving, at a processing unit, a computer-implemented representation of a first parametric surface patch, wherein the first parametric surface patch is a portion of a three-dimensional computer-implemented model that is desirably displayed at a first viewing perspective on the display screen. The first parametric patch is subdivided in the parameter domain to generate a plurality of subpatches, which are stored as quadtree coordinates in a memory. Thereafter, at least one pixel on the display screen is rendered based at least in part upon the quadtree coordinates in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Teorell Loop, Christian Eisenacher
  • Patent number: 8854367
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a computer-implemented process, in a computer-aided geometric design system, for computing a resulting closed triangulated polyhedral surface from a first and a second modeled objects. The first modeled object is modeled by a first closed triangulated polyhedral surface and the second modeled object is modeled by a second closed triangulated polyhedral surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes
    Inventors: Frederic Chazal, Andre Lieutier, Nicolas Montana
  • Publication number: 20140292759
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment a method and apparatus is provided. The method comprises receiving a request for providing a first granularity level highlights associated with a media content. Presence of at least one of second granularity level highlights and third granularity level highlights associated with the media content is determined. The second granularity level highlights are finer than the first granularity level highlights and the third granularity level highlights are coarse than the first granularity level highlights. The first granularity level highlights are generated based on the determination of the presence of one of the second granularity level highlights and the third granularity level highlights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Chethan Palakshamurthy, Sidharth Patil, Sujay Patil
  • Publication number: 20140292760
    Abstract: A display method of a display apparatus is provided. The method includes displaying at least one object in a screen, receiving a user input for receiving a scroll direction for the at least one object, and changing a size of the area of the screen in which the at least one object is displayed on the screen according to scroll speed which corresponds to the received user input, and scrolling the at least one object according to the scroll direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Anatoly SHIKOLAY
  • Publication number: 20140292761
    Abstract: Display apparatus, multi display system, and control method are provided. The display apparatus which comprises a display unit displaying an image, the display apparatus include: a storing unit in which information about a maximum resolution of the display unit is stored; a signal processing unit which captures an area of an input image signal of a high resolution, and processes the captured image signal to enable the display unit to display the input image signal if the input image signal has a resolution higher than the maximum resolution of the display unit stored in the storing unit; and an output unit which outputs the image signal input to the signal processing unit to an outside. With this, display apparatus, a multi media system and a control method thereof are capable of displaying an input image signal having resolution higher than a maximum resolution of a display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Kyoung-oh CHOI
  • Publication number: 20140292762
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a restrictive condition storage unit in which at least one restrictive condition, which is to be applied to an image to be output and acquired from a subject, is stored, an accepting unit that accepts an image that is obtained by shooting the subject and has at least one field, an image changing unit that applies the at least one restrictive condition to the at least one field of the image accepted by the accepting unit, changes the at least one field so that it satisfies the at least one restrictive condition, and acquires at least one new field, and an image output unit that outputs the at least one field acquired by the image changing unit, enabling an image having an overall balance to be output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Tetsujiro Kondo