Color Or Intensity Patents (Class 345/589)
  • Patent number: 9972078
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an acquisition unit that acquires image data represented by a color included in a first color gamut; and a conversion unit configured to convert colors of pixels of the image data into colors included in a second color gamut, wherein the conversion unit converts the color of the pixel, a brightness of which is included in a first brightness range, of the image data by a first conversion process, and converts the color of the pixel, the brightness of which is included in a second brightness range different from the first brightness range, of the first image data by a second conversion process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9973724
    Abstract: A display system includes a conversion apparatus converting video luminance including a luminance value in a first luminance range and a display apparatus connected thereto and displaying the video. The conversion apparatus includes a first acquisition unit, a first luminance converter, a second luminance converter, a quantization converter, and an output unit outputting a third luminance signal to the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo Terada, Masayuki Kozuka, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 9965879
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating cartoon content includes: a cut input controller configured to control inputting of a signal of adding a cut included in the cartoon content and including a plurality of layers; an effect input controller configured to control inputting of a perspective effect applied to the plurality of layers; and a cut generator configured to generate a final cut such that the plurality of layers express the perspective effect in correspondence with a user event received from a user, wherein the cut generator generates final layers such that the plurality of layers have movement degrees and directions based on layers of the respective layers, in correspondence with the perspective effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: NAVER Corporation
    Inventors: Hyo Kim, Hyun Chul Lee, Ji Han Kim, Dai Hyun Lim, Byoung Kwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9967533
    Abstract: In a converting method relating to picture luminance according to one aspect of the present disclosure, the picture luminance is formed by luminance values in a first luminance range. In this method, a first luminance signal that indicates code values obtained by quantizing the luminance value of the picture is obtained, code values, which are associated with the code values indicated by the obtained first luminance signal by quantization for a second luminance range different in a maximum value from the first luminance range are determined as converted code values, and the first luminance signal is converted into a second luminance signal indicating the converted code values. As a result, the converting method is further improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadamasa Toma, Masayuki Kozuka, Takahiro Nishi
  • Patent number: 9965710
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including a contour extraction section which extracts a contour pixel of an object from pixels in image data that has tone values of a plurality of colors for each of the pixels; and a contour processing section which executes thinning processing of adjusting a tone value of an object color of the object and trapping processing of adjusting a tone value of a background color among tone values of colors in the contour pixel of the object which is extracted by the contour extraction section or in a contour pixel of the background of the object, wherein the contour processing section links an adjustment amount of the tone value of the background color by the trapping processing to an adjustment amount of the tone value of the object color by the thinning processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minota, Inc.
    Inventor: Daisuke Genda
  • Patent number: 9958902
    Abstract: An input device comprises: a detection unit that detects a body movement generated by tapping a user body as detection data; and an input information determination unit that refers to the detection data, determines a tap position based on a fact that the detection data varies depending on the tap position, and outputs an operation command associated with the determined tap position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin Norieda, Hideo Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 9961746
    Abstract: A light sensor is provided that includes an exposed light transducer for accumulating charge in proportion to light incident thereon over an integration period; and a light-to-pulse circuit in communication with the exposed light transducer, the light-to-pulse circuit operative to output a pulse having a pulse width based on the charge accumulated by the exposed light transducer. The light-to-pulse circuit may include a one shot logic circuit that contributes to generation of the pulse. The light sensor may include an input/output pad, a capacitor provided at the input/output pad for blocking static electricity, an input low pass filter provided at the input/output pad for blocking electromagnetic interference, and/or a bandgap voltage reference circuit connected to a power source having a supply voltage level in a range of about 3.3V to about 5.0V, and for generating a set of stable reference voltages throughout the supply voltage level range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Barry K. Nelson, Jon H. Bechtel, Daniel G. McMillan, Spencer D. Reese
  • Patent number: 9959610
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting substrate misalignment (i.e., position displacement error) and/or substrate support misalignment. According to certain aspects, a method for detecting a misalignment of an object in a processing system is provided. The method generally includes obtaining a first image of the object, determining first values associated with pixels in at least one region of the first image, calculating at least one of a center of gravity value of the pixels in the at least one region or an average weight of the pixels in the at least one region, and detecting a misalignment of the object based on at least one of the calculated center of gravity or average weight of the pixels in the at least one region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Leonid M. Tertitski, Schubert S. Chu, Shay Assaf, Kim R. Vellore, Zhepeng Cong
  • Patent number: 9953458
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for generating an n dimensional vector as a shape descriptor of a model, and corresponding apparatus and shape descriptor. The method comprises: determining a type element of the vector to describe the basic shape of the model; and calculating n?1 metric elements of the vector, each of which represents the percentage of all of a feature of the model falling into one of n?1 layers divided as a function of the type element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: THOMPSON LICENSING SA
    Inventors: Kangying Cai, Wei Liang Meng, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 9952756
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage media for user interface adjustment are described. In one instance, an apparatus may include a processor and a user interface engine operated by the processor to detect a user interface to be provided on a computing device, with the user interface including at least one user interface component, identify one or more color characteristics of an image to be used as a background for the user interface, and adjust one or more color parameters of the at least one user interface component of the user interface or the background image identified, based at least in part on the identified color characteristics of the background image, or the at least one user interface component of the user interface. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Conn, Alycia Naples
  • Patent number: 9947115
    Abstract: Described herein are various technologies pertaining to presenting, and configuring, digital objects on a display device for application with a visual music presentation. An interactive screen can be presented on a touchscreen of a display device, wherein a visual musician can interact with one or more components and/or features comprising the screen to control presentation of the digital objects. A portion of the screen can be configured to initially present a continuous hue spectrum, which can subsequently be replaced with a discrete hue spectrum. Further, a spectrum comprising naturally visible hues can be modified such that a plurality of hues in the spectrum are positioned equally across the spectrum, and further, brightness of respective hues can be modified to enable visually appealing visual music presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Fred Collopy
  • Patent number: 9940734
    Abstract: Described herein are technologies for color transformation in a graphics processing hardware using at least two hierarchical one or multi-dimensional lookup-tables (LUT) in order to obtain a minimized overall LUT storage space yet achieves transformation output of desired accuracy. Particularly, a first interpolation of an input signal is implemented using a main LUT and successive interpolations using higher order difference LUTs. Outputs of the first and successive interpolations are then combined to generate a transformed pixel output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Susanta Bhattacharjee
  • Patent number: 9939681
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) module is provided. The LCD module comprises a backlight system, a color film substrate arranged opposite to the backlight system, and a thin film transistor (TFT) substrate disposed between the backlight system and the color film substrate. The backlight system emits visible light including red light, green light, blue light and at least one of cyan light, yellow light and magenta light. The red light, green light, blue light and at least one of the cyan light, yellow light and magenta light are mixed together to generate white light. The color film substrate includes a plurality of color barriers including red color barriers, green color barriers, blue color barriers, at least one of cyan, yellow, and magenta color barriers corresponding to colors of the visible light emitted from the backlight system, respectively. The TFT substrate includes a plurality of pixel units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: XIAMEN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhaodong Zhang, Poping Shen, Ling Wu
  • Patent number: 9936104
    Abstract: Certain methods and systems are described to provide color modelling. This color modelling applies to halftone images. In one example, a correction parameter for a color model is determined by minimizing a distance metric between a set of estimated spectral reflectance values and a set of measured spectral reflectance values to generate a multi-dimensional correction parameter. This enables a color model to be used to map at least one Neugebauer Primary area coverage value to at least one spectral reflectance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter Morovic, Jan Morovic, Xavier Farina Vargas, Juan Manuel Garcia Reyero Viñas
  • Patent number: 9928770
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a display effect and an electronic apparatus that includes a frame body, a fixing device, and a functional main body section. The functional main body section includes a display device disposed in the frame body. When a user views a first display content in the first display region in a first interactive mode, a light beam emitted by the display device is incident upon the user's eyes so that the user perceives a first perception picture. The display parameter of the display device is adjusted by obtaining the adjustment parameter for instructing to adjust the display effect of the first perception picture, and thereby generating the corresponding control signal, so that a current display effect of the first perception picture is different from a display effect of the first perception picture before the adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Chao Zhang
  • Patent number: 9930191
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an output unit, a reading unit, and a processor. The output unit outputs multiple types of charts. The reading unit reads images of the charts. The charts are output by the output unit. The processor performs multiple types of processes in a predetermined order in accordance with the images of the charts and original images used to output the charts. Each of the processes is at least one of diagnosis and adjustment. The images of the charts are obtained through the reading operation performed by the reading unit. The charts which are output by the output unit include a diagnostic chart for a spot and/or a streak and a diagnostic chart for transfer. After the processor performs a first diagnosis based on the diagnostic chart for a spot and/or a streak, the processor performs a second diagnosis based on the diagnostic chart for transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryuji Fujiki
  • Patent number: 9928616
    Abstract: A data conversion server reduces a data amount of a path that constitutes drawing data. The data conversion server adds information used to adjust a scale of the drawing data to the drawing data, wherein the information is obtained based on a length of the path before the data amount is reduced. For example, in a case of data in the SVG format, path length information before the data amount is reduced is set to an attribute (pathLength) as the information used to adjust the scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masakatsu Sakurai
  • Patent number: 9924178
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a method and device for encoding an image. The method comprises: —encoding (12) a backlight image determined (11) from the image; —obtaining (13) a residual image by dividing the image by a decoded version of the backlight image, —obtaining (16) a tone-mapped residual image by tone-mapping the residual image; and —encoding (19) the tone-mapped residual image. The invention relates also to a method and device for decoding a bitstream representing a residual image calculated by dividing an image by a backlight image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Sebastien Lasserre, Yannick Olivier, Fabrice Le Leannec, David Touze
  • Patent number: 9916674
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for improving path rendering on computer systems with an available graphics processing unit. The technique involves reducing complex path objects to simpler geometric objects suitable for rendering on a graphics processing unit. The process involves a central processing unit “baking” a set of complex path rendering objects to generate a set of simpler graphics objects. A graphics processing unit then renders the simpler graphics objects. This division of processing load can advantageously yield higher overall rendering performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventor: Mark J. Kilgard
  • Patent number: 9918057
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system of projecting text characters onto a textured document are described. The method comprises determining, from a captured image of the textured surface, a measure of the texture on the surface for a region of the textured surface over which the text characters are to be projected; selecting, based on a function of the determined measure, a glyph set, each glyph in the glyph set having visually contrasting inner and outer portions, the outer portion being sized proportionally to the inner portion according to the determined measure; and projecting the text characters onto the textured surface on of region using the selected glyph set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: David Robert James Monaghan, Belinda Margaret Yee, Rajanish Calisa
  • Patent number: 9916640
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically removing slivers from orthomosaics. First, slivers may be identified, which may be based upon user-configurable characteristics such as width and length. Second, slivers may be replaced with portions of another image, such as an older image. Third, boundary slivers may optionally be removed. Fourth, remaining boundary or interior slivers can be inflated by expanding the sliver until it is no longer a sliver, which may include replacing a portion of an adjacent image portion with older imagery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: DIGITALGLOBE, INC.
    Inventor: Nathan Swanson
  • Patent number: 9917142
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device includes a plurality of pixels defined on a substrate. Each of the plurality of pixels has a plurality of sub-pixels, and each of the plurality of sub-pixels has a light emitting area and a driving area. Widths in a first direction of the driving areas of the plurality of sub-pixels are identical to each other. A size of a light emitting area of a first sub-pixel of the plurality of sub-pixels is greater than a size of a light emitting area of a second sub-pixel of the plurality of sub-pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: MoonJung Choi, SungJin Hong, Ilgi Jeong, JoongSun Yoon, Hobum Han
  • Patent number: 9898976
    Abstract: The color shift compensation method comprises: receiving target input gray scale data of a target sub pixel dot in a present line, and acquiring previous output gray scale data of a sub pixel dot of the previous line in the same display data line of the target sub pixel dot, and then, implementing digital to analog conversion to the target output gray scale data of the target sub pixel dot simultaneously corresponding to the target input gray scale data and the previous output gray scale data with combination of the target relationship table to acquire the target voltage of the target sub pixel dot, and ultimately, adjusting a color displayed by a target pixel where the target sub pixel dot is. With the present invention, the color shift issue due to the resistance difference of the fan section can be solved to promote the display effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Dekang Zeng, Yu-Yeh Chen, Dongsheng Guo
  • Patent number: 9897874
    Abstract: A pixel array, a display device and a display method thereof are provided. The pixel array includes a plurality of pixel rows, each odd pixel row including subpixels of first color, subpixels of second color and subpixels of third color which are sequentially and repeatedly arranged, each even row including subpixels of third color, subpixels of first color and subpixels of second color which are sequentially and repeatedly arranged. For each subpixel, two opposite bases are parallel to a row direction, and an angle between two opposite sides and a direction perpendicular to the row direction is greater than 0 degree and less than or equal to 20 degrees. In adjacent pixel rows, a minimum distance of midpoints of bases of subpixels of a same color, close to a border between the adjacent pixel rows, along the row direction is greater than a width of one subpixel and less than or equal to a width of 3/2 subpixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Renwei Guo, Dong Chen
  • Patent number: 9891790
    Abstract: A new system includes one or more computing devices having one or more processors and configured to execute modules. The modules include a content display module configured to respond to user requests to a remote network server by transmitting and displaying on a computing device content comprising text and/or graphics having content portions associated with products, and to transmit and display visual representations of the products in close proximity to the associated content portions, a transparency module, a mouse hover module, a shopping module, a product toggle module, a product list module, a fusion marking module, a fusion edit module, a product addition module, a new product registration module, a fusion deletion module, an unfusion module configured to remove the association between the product and/or service associated with a selected unfusion selector and the content portion associated with the fusion edit selector, and a fusion listing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Hubin Jiang
  • Patent number: 9892680
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display device capable of achieving a high definition imaging without depending on micronization of display cells. The display device includes: a display panel in which display cells capable of being independently driven are two-dimensionally arranged; and a drive circuit that decomposes an original image that includes plural pixels into plural sub-sampling images that include the pixels which are respectively intermittent in a row direction and a column direction, and sequentially displays the plural sub-sampling images on the display panel. The drive circuit drives a display cell group including plural display cells that are two-dimensionally arranged to be adjacent to each other, corresponding to the respective pixels. The display cell groups respectively corresponding to two arbitrary sub-sampling images are overlapped and are disposed to be mutually shifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Sato, Hajime Akimoto
  • Patent number: 9892494
    Abstract: Methods, devices and computer readable instructions to generate region-of-interest (ROI) tone curves are disclosed. One method includes obtaining a statistic for an entire image such as, for example, a luminance statistic. The same statistic may then be found for a specified ROI of the image. A weighted combination of the statistic of the entire image and the statistic of the ROI yields a combined statistic which may then be converted to a ROI-biased tone curve. The weight used to combine the two statistics may be selected to emphasize or de-emphasize the role of the ROI's statistic in the final tone curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yingjun Bai, Xuemei Zhang
  • Patent number: 9886932
    Abstract: A multi-primary color display device (100) includes: a multi-primary color display panel (10) including a pixel that is defined by a plurality of sub pixels including a red sub pixel (R), a green sub pixel (G), a blue sub pixel (B), and a yellow sub pixel (Ye); and a signal converting circuit (20) converting a three-primary color image signal corresponding to three primary colors into a multi-primary color image signal corresponding to four or more primary colors. The signal converting circuit (20), in a case where a three-primary color image signal representing at least an achromatic color of a half tone is input, performs a signal conversion such that variations in luminance levels of the plurality of sub pixels are equalized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuichi Yoshida, Kazunari Tomizawa, Tomohiko Mori, Makoto Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9886882
    Abstract: The present invention provides a grayscale compensation method, the method includes converting raw image data into a first image data; obtaining a second image data which can be displayed on the display panel according to the first image data in a preset manner, and the second image data for each pixel includes 3-color grayscale data among a red, a green, a blue, and a white grayscale data of the first image data; performing a grayscale compensation on the grayscale data of the second image data according to the first image data and a predetermined rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Tao He, Yuyeh Chen, Jianjun Xie
  • Patent number: 9881357
    Abstract: A method of transforming an N-bit raw wide dynamic range (WDR) Bayer image to a K-bit raw red-green-blue (RGB) image wherein N>K is provided that includes converting the N-bit raw WDR Bayer image to an N-bit raw RGB image, computing a luminance image from the N-bit raw RGB image, computing a pixel gain value for each luminance pixel in the luminance image to generate a gain map, applying a hierarchical noise filter to the gain map to generate a filtered gain map, applying the filtered gain map to the N-bit raw RGB image to generated a gain mapped N-bit RGB image, and downshifting the gain mapped N-bit RGB image by (N?K) to generate the K-bit RGB image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Buyue Zhang, Aziz Umit Batur
  • Patent number: 9880716
    Abstract: A method includes displaying via a processor a user interface on a display screen of a computing device, detecting a selection of a portion of the first user interface, generating a clip configured to include the selected portion of the user interface as content. The method further includes displaying the generated clip on the display screen to enable a user of the mobile device to review the content, and maintaining the display of the generated clip on the display screen even after the user interface is no longer displayed on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Arthanari Chandrasekaran
  • Patent number: 9872077
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying program guide information are disclosed. In some implementations a method includes, at a computing device having one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors, formatting, for display, program guide data on a grid. The grid includes (i) a first axis representing units of time and (ii) a second axis representing multimedia channels. The program guide data comprises information representing a set of multimedia events. Responsive to a user-supplied selection of a multimedia event in the set of multimedia events a panel is overlaid on a portion of the grid. The panel provides additional data regarding the multimedia event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Richard Carl Gossweiler, III, Marisa Bauer, John Wayne Blackburn, David A. Brown, Neha Gupta, Timothy Dharma Heilman, Manish Gordhan Patel, David Scott Reiss, Mehran Sahami, Maricia Scott, Thomas H. Taylor, Alice Tull, Mark Wagner, Lucy Congyun Zhang, Daniel John Zigmond
  • Patent number: 9872369
    Abstract: A lighting control system of the type including an electronic device with a processor, memory, wireless communication capability and a user interface may be used. A controller may be used with a receiver to receive wireless communication from the electronic device and an output terminal with at least one lighting array in electrical communication with the output terminal of the controller. A power supply may be provided in electrical communication with the controller thereby providing electrical power to the controller and the lighting array. Software on the electrical device may be used providing a graphical interface with a user to actuate the controller to provide an electrical output to the lighting array. The combination may be placed on a building, vehicle or any object to allow a plurality of lighting themes and palettes. Music may also be used to control the lighting output as well as speed or acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: XKGLOW INC.
    Inventors: Danial Julian, Zhongren Zhang, Haogang Chen, Richard Mansell
  • Patent number: 9869785
    Abstract: Systems and methods for speed-adjustable model navigation are provided. In aspects, a model platform includes a model engine and a speed tool that operates with the model engine to generate a graphical view of a geological model. Various features of the geological object may be encoded or reflected in the geological model, including the composition, pressure, temperate, structure, fracture lines, and other aspects of a hydrocarbon deposit, cavity, or other geological structure. The user may operate the speed tool to examine the histogram of color or intensity of the pixels or voxels of regions of the model view, and set a speed curve to control how quickly or slowly a cursor or other control may move through or traverse a region, based on the color, intensity, or other value. Regions of interest may be explored more efficiently and accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Bjarte Dysvik, Dmitriy Gennadyevich Repin, Edo Vincent Hoekstra, Nader Salman, Qiang Fu, Guido van der Hoff, Olesya Zimina
  • Patent number: 9870616
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an obtainer and a controller. The obtainer obtains a captured image obtained through imaging by an imaging device. The controller generates instruction information for instructing how a subject having plural feature points is to be held up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 9858692
    Abstract: A test support apparatus for a plant monitoring system, includes: a list holding unit configured to hold a test list which describes at least a plurality of test items and information about a testing sequence for the test items; a screen generating unit configured to generate a display screen provided based on an output signal from a control unit which controls a plurality of connected devices; a data acquisition instructing unit configured to give instructions to acquire image data of the display screen based on the testing sequence in the test list; and a data linking unit configured to link the acquired image data to the test items on the test list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tadao Konishi, Motoko Yoshida, Naoto Odagawa
  • Patent number: 9842420
    Abstract: According to an illustrative embodiment, an image processing device is provided. The image processing device includes a foreground selection processing circuit to select at least one foreground image that has been separated from a source image; a background selection circuit to select at least two display background images from at least one background image that has been separated from the source image; and a combination circuit to combine the at least one selected foreground image with the at least two display background images to generate a plurality of combined images, wherein at least one of the plurality of combined images does not appear in the source image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masae Koyama
  • Patent number: 9838506
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling a visitor to access VR representations authored by different authors of images at different quality levels at various locations in a virtual universe via a computer network are provided. A plurality of data sets may be stored in memory. Each VR data set may define a VR representation of a location and may be independently authored by a respective author different from the other authors. In addition, each VR dataset may have a speed and quality metric to assist the visitors in an optimized experience. One or more VR data servers may access and transmit the VR data sets of various quality and speeds, each of which may be associated with a VR data server having access to the VR data set. A domain server may be adapted to access and transmit domain data comprising the location within the universe of each VR representation and the network address of the VR data server associated with the VR representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: John Cronin
  • Patent number: 9837014
    Abstract: A method of driving an organic light emitting diode display device having first to third sub-pixels and a white sub-pixel comprises judging a gray level of an image data; classifying the image data into a low gray level group, a middle gray level group and a high gray level group; displaying an image using the first to third sub-pixels except the white sub-pixel when the gray level of the image data is classified into the low gray level group; and displaying the image using the first to third sub-pixels and the white sub-pixel when the gray level of the image data is classified into one of the middle and high gray level groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-Hyun Kim, Woo-Jin Nam
  • Patent number: 9830881
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and apparatus for quantifying color perception. The method comprises generating a color lattice, wherein the color lattice represents a mapping of a non-perceptual color space to a perceptual color space; accessing an image, wherein the image comprises a plurality of pixels; and generating a perceptual DNA for the image based on the color lattice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Shiladitya Bose, Ravi Aggarwal, Amar Kumar Dubedy
  • Patent number: 9824487
    Abstract: A luminance computation apparatus obtains information of light sources defined in a scene that is rendered, and defines a stochastic function used to determine whether or not to use a light source in a luminance computation for an object that is a predetermined distance from the light source corresponding to a luminance attenuation function in accordance with a distance from the light source for each of the light sources that are defined; The apparatus determines for each of the defined light sources a stochastic effective area of the light source based on the stochastic function for the respective defined light source, and performs a luminance computation for the predetermined object in the scene based on the stochastic function and the attenuation function of a light source for which the determined stochastic effective area is included in the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Tokuyoshi
  • Patent number: 9824465
    Abstract: A texture repository is provided for use with an image manipulation application. The texture repository provides a canvas to the image manipulation application for use with an image filter. The texture repository may provide an existing canvas matching the request from the image filter, or the texture repository may generate a new canvas for the request. The generated canvas may be procedurally generated to match the request, or the generated canvas may be resized from an existing canvas stored in a non-volatile storage or a cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Apostolos Lerios, Jennifer Leigh Dolson
  • Patent number: 9824292
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods and systems of object recognition are disclosed. Embodiments of the inventive subject matter generates map-altered image data according to an object-specific metric map, derives a metric-based descriptor set by executing an image analysis algorithm on the map-altered image data, and retrieves digital content associated with a target object as a function of the metric-based descriptor set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventor: Matheen Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 9826591
    Abstract: A button backlight processing method and apparatus and a terminal device. The button backlight processing method includes receiving an instruction for turning on button backlight; obtaining a button backlight parameter according to the instruction, where the button backlight parameter is corresponding to a current theme interface of a terminal device; and turning on the button backlight according to the button backlight parameter. The embodiments of the present disclosure achieve a color diversity of button backlight, and meet individualized requirements of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhihua Li, Changming Liu, Tao Yan
  • Patent number: 9819956
    Abstract: A method of decoding a bitstream comprising decoding the bitstream into color values and metadata items indicating information about adaptive post-processing operations performed by a decoder, performing high dynamic range (HDR) adaptation operations on the color values based on the metadata items, and performing fixed post-processing operations to reconstruct an HDR video from the color values, wherein the HDR adaptation operations convert color values into a format expected by the fixed post-processing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Zhouye Gu, Koohyar Minoo
  • Patent number: 9813711
    Abstract: A system implements a hybrid coding mode. The hybrid coding mode may implement a transform to decompose an input stream into frequency components. The frequency components may include frequency bands such as those resulting from a wavelet transform. The frequency components may have associated coefficients which may be determined via the transform. The hybrid coding mode may also implement a predictor-based coding mode. A predictor-based coding mode uses a set of values as predictors for another set of values. The hybrid mode may be implemented by using predictor-based coding to code a portion of the coefficients. For example, a coefficient may be used as a predictor for another coefficient of same frequency component. In some implementations, dynamic selection between a hybrid coding mode and a point coding mode may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Alexander Garland MacInnis, Frederick George Walls
  • Patent number: 9811146
    Abstract: Automatically changing the brightness of a display device. A method includes, while the display device is at a first brightness power output level, detecting a power saving event indicating that it is desirable to reduce overall power consumed by the display device. The method further includes continuing to operate the display device at the first power output level while attempting to identify a brightness power output level change triggering event. The brightness power output level change triggering event is an event that occurs that makes a change to the brightness power output level of the display device less perceptible to a user. The method further includes detecting a brightness power output level change triggering event. In response to detecting the brightness power output level change triggering event, the method includes changing the power output level of the display device to a second brightness power output level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce Lee Worthington
  • Patent number: 9804635
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for controlling displaying of information in the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a first display formed on at least a portion of a body of the electronic device, and a second display formed on at least a portion of a cover functionally connected to the body and including a transparent display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong Eun Kim, Seon Il Kim, Young Hoon Kim, Jung Han Kim, Ju Nyun Kim, Jung Sik Park, Do Hun Cha, Seung Ki Choi, Soo Hyung Kim, Chang Wan Lee, Myung Gon Hong, Hyun Ju Hong
  • Patent number: 9802360
    Abstract: A method for printing a three-dimensional part with an additive manufacturing system, the method comprising generating and printing a planarizing part having a substantially-planar top surface relative to a build plane, and a bottom surface that substantially mirrors a topography of a platen surface, and printing the three-dimensional part over the substantially-planar top surface of the printed planarizing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Stratsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. LaBossiere, Michael D. Bosveld, Dominic F. Mannella, William J. Swanson
  • Patent number: 9805667
    Abstract: The present invention provides a brightness compensation method of a Mura area and a design method of a Mura pixel dot brightness. By searching the right and lower normal pixel dots which are closest to the designated Mura pixel dot, and respectively recording the brightnesses of the right and lower normal pixel dots, and the distances between the right and lower normal pixel dots and the designated pixel dot, with combination of the brightnesses of the left and upper normal pixel dots adjacent to the designated Mura pixel dot, the weighted operation is executed to the brightnesses of the normal pixel dots at the right side, the lower side, the left side and the upper side to obtain the ideal brightness of the designated Mura pixel dot, and replace the original brightness of the designated Mura pixel dot with the obtained ideal brightness. Then, the brightness compensation of the Mura area is accomplished. The brightness of the Mura area after compensation is smoothly transited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yufan Deng