Color Or Intensity Patents (Class 345/589)
  • Patent number: 11030935
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including a plurality of data lines and a plurality of color pixels arranged into rows, a black-grayscale correcting circuit, and a data driving circuit. The black-grayscale circuit corrects a black-level of black-grayscale data of input grayscale data to generate corrected image data. The black-grayscale circuit corrects the black-grayscale data to be applied to a current one of the rows during a current horizontal period based on the input grayscale data to be applied to a previous one of the rows during a previous horizontal period and the input grayscale data to be applied to a next one of the rows during a next horizontal period. The data driving circuit converts the corrected image data into data voltages for output to the data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyunho Kim, Minyoung Park, Jongmin Shim
  • Patent number: 11030670
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to determining products for a home project through a kiosk at a point of sale location corresponding to a retail establishment, and to determining products for a home project through a kiosk at a point of sale location corresponding to a retail establishment and based on a user's current or past behavior. In one scenario, a computer system receives user input including project information. The user input is converted into an electronic signal. The project information includes various user choices related to color profiles, and related to project materials or layout. The computer system determines a type of home project being pursued based on the received information. The computer system identifies products that correspond to the determined type of home project and received color profiles, and displays to the user images of the products that correspond to the determined type of home project and to the received color profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Caruso, Kevan M. Farley, Phillip J. Behrens
  • Patent number: 11030775
    Abstract: Various techniques are disclosed for calibrating surveillance camera systems with minimal user input. Such surveillance camera calibration techniques may be implemented in accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure to facilitate calibration and parameter configuration such that a surveillance camera can be installed and set up for video analytics with minimal input from a user without technical training or knowledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: FLIR Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Pieter Messely, Dwight T. Dumpert
  • Patent number: 11024074
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes displaying a first virtual content to a first user in a virtual area, the virtual area comprising one or more second virtual content, inferring an intent of the first user to interact with the first virtual content based on one or more of first user actions or contextual information, and adjusting one or more configurations associated with one or more of the second virtual content based on the inferring of the intent of the first user to interact with the first virtual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gioacchino Noris, Panya Inversin, James Allan Booth, Sarthak Ray, Alessia Marra
  • Patent number: 11024260
    Abstract: The disclosed techniques use a display device, optionally including optical and/or non-optical sensors providing information about the ambient environment of the display device—along with knowledge of the content that is being displayed—to predict a viewer of the display device's current visual adaptation. Using the viewer's predicted adaptation, the content displayed on the display device may be more optimally encoded. This encoding may be accomplished at encode time and may be performed in a display pipeline or, preferably, in the transfer function of the display itself—thereby reducing the precision required in the display pipeline. For example, in well-controlled scenarios where the viewer's adaptation may be fully characterized, e.g., a viewer wearing a head-mounted display (HMD) device, the full dynamic range of the viewer's perception may be encoded in 8 or 9 bits that are intelligently mapped to only the relevant display codes, given the viewer's current predicted adaptation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth I. Greenebaum
  • Patent number: 11017159
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods that efficiently and effectively generate an enhanced document image of a displayed document in an image frame captured from a live image feed. For example, systems and methods described herein apply a document enhancement process to a displayed document in an image frame that result in an enhanced document image that is cropped, rectified, un-shadowed, and with dark text against a mostly white background. Additionally, systems and method described herein determine whether a stored digital content item includes a displayed document. In response to determining that a stored digital content item does include a displayed document, systems and methods described herein generate an enhanced document image of a displayed document included in the stored digital content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Nils Peter Welinder, Peter N. Belhumeur, Ying Xiong, Jongmin Baek, Simon Kozlov, Thomas Berg, David J. Kriegman
  • Patent number: 11010926
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are described to recolor a group of images for color consistency. Techniques include extracting color palettes for images of the group of images and generating a group theme color palette based on the color palettes for the images. Image color palettes are then mapped to the group theme color palette and the images are modified in response to the mapping. In some examples, the mapping includes discouraging multiple colors of a single color palette from mapping to a single color of the group theme color palette. Additionally, or alternatively, the mapping includes discouraging a forced mapping of a dissimilar color of an image color palette from mapping to the group theme color palette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Cohen, Brian L. Price
  • Patent number: 11010862
    Abstract: A graphics pipeline reduces the number of tessellation factors written to and read from a graphics memory. A hull shader stage of the graphics pipeline detects whether at least a threshold percentage of the tessellation factors for a thread group of patches are the same and, in some embodiments, whether at least the threshold percentage of the tessellation factors for a thread group of patches have a same value that either indicates that the plurality of patches are to be culled or that the plurality of patches are to be passed to a tessellator stage of the graphics pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Mangesh P. Nijasure, Tad Litwiller, Todd Martin, Nishank Pathak
  • Patent number: 11011123
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes accessing a first rendered frame generated at a first frame rate. The method includes generating, based on the first rendered frame, one or more sub-frames at a second frame rate that is higher than the first frame rate. A first sub-frame of the one or more sub-frames is generated by determining a displacement measure associated with an anticipated movement of an optics component of a display system and applying, based on the displacement measure, one or more transformations to the first rendered frame to generate the first sub-frame. The first sub-frame is to be perceived by a user using the optics component of the display system. The method includes outputting the one or more sub-frames for display at the second frame rate. The one or more sub-frames are perceived by the user using the optics component of the display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Warren Andrew Hunt, William Thomas Blank, Ilias Pappas, Michael Yee, Edward Buckley
  • Patent number: 11010777
    Abstract: Provided is a satellite image platform providing apparatus using launch vehicle-satellite-ground station-system integration (SI). The satellite image platform providing apparatus may include a communicator configured to receive launch vehicle information about specifications of a launch vehicle, a launch date, a launch price per unit weight, and a payload capacity from a first server; and a processor configured to calculate information about a price of a satellite image platform service for each application field and a subscription fee and a support method according to a service period of the satellite image platform service, thereby performing price calculation through analysis of specifications for the satellite, the launch vehicle, and a ground station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: CONTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sunghee Lee
  • Patent number: 11010936
    Abstract: A system implementable on a computing device for handling color assignment within a complex document includes a user interface to facilitate user modification of at least one first color to at least one second color within a previously chosen color scheme for a component of the document. The color scheme has a predetermined number X of principal colors and a predetermined number Y of associated subordinate colors per principal color. The system also includes a color handler to modify the color scheme to produce an updated color scheme to match a perceived brightness of the at least one second color throughout at least a portion of the updated color scheme and a color processor to process and apply the updated color scheme at least to the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Wix.com Ltd.
    Inventors: Avishai Abrahami, Giora Kaplan, Nadav Abrahami
  • Patent number: 11004904
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel comprising a plurality of light emitting elements, a panel driver configured to drive the display panel by applying a current to the plurality of light emitting elements, a memory configured to store luminance information according to a current of the light emitting elements, and a processor configured to determine a target luminance of the light emitting elements based on a gray level of an image, and to control the panel driver to drive the display panel by adjusting a current applied to the light emitting elements based on the target luminance and information stored in the memory and adjusting a duty to which the adjusted current is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho-seop Lee, Seung-yong Shin, Jin-mo Kang, Sang-young Park
  • Patent number: 11003841
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods that efficiently and effectively generate an enhanced document image of a displayed document in an image frame captured from a live image feed. For example, systems and methods described herein apply a document enhancement process to a displayed document in an image frame that result in an enhanced document image that is cropped, rectified, un-shadowed, and with dark text against a mostly white background. Additionally, systems and method described herein determine whether a stored digital content item includes a displayed document. In response to determining that a stored digital content item does include a displayed document, systems and methods described herein generate an enhanced document image of a displayed document included in the stored digital content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Nils Peter Welinder, Peter N. Belhumeur, Ying Xiong, Jongmin Baek, Simon Kozlov, Thomas Berg, David J. Kriegman
  • Patent number: 10998387
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a window and a collimating component over a light emitting pixel. A light reflection performance of the light emitting pixel to an incoming ambient light is configured by the window to be appeared to have at least two regions, wherein one region of the at least two regions has a smaller transmittance to the incoming ambient light than the other, the light emitting pixel includes a plurality of sub-pixels separated with a space, and the space is smaller than a resolution of a human eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: INT TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li-Min Huang, Yen-Chih Chiang, Feng Yu Huang
  • Patent number: 10991337
    Abstract: A method for using RGB blend to prevent chromatic dispersion of a VR device includes: acquiring a refractive parameter at one point of a lens according to a curvature and a refractive index of the lens; acquiring all blend points corresponding to a point to be displayed according to an RGB parameter value corresponding to the point to be displayed in an image and the refractive parameter; and blending all of the blend points corresponding to the point to be displayed together, and displaying the point to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: HuiZhou TCL Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yichong Chen
  • Patent number: 10983607
    Abstract: To provide an information output system and an information output method capable of providing appropriate information for the user's current situation. The operation device comprises a state detection section for detecting a posture of the operation device, and a state information transmission section for transmitting state information to a home-use computer based on the state detected by the state detection section. The home-use computer outputs information depending on the state information transmitted by the state information transmission section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Ken Kutaragi
  • Patent number: 10976608
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a backlight source includes determining an n-step MacAdam ellipse in a uniform chromaticity diagram, where n is an integer smaller than or equal to 3; and fabricating the backlight source according to chromaticity coordinates within the n-step MacAdam ellipse to cause chromaticity coordinates of light emitted from different ones of light-emitting diodes of the backlight source to be within the n-step MacAdam ellipse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shixin Geng, Jin Han, Tengfei Wang, Wei Zhang, Hao Zhou, Weihao Hu, Yu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10974299
    Abstract: 3D printing using certain materials, such as metal containing multi-phase materials can be prone to clogs and other flow interruptions. Providing build material according to feed rate profiles having varying rates can mitigate these problems. Each feed rate profile can be broken up into blocks of time, some of which relate to fabricating the exterior geometry of the object. Each block of time can be represented by a FFT. The blocks that relate to the exterior are represented by a FFT that has significant high frequency content of 1 Hz or greater. It is beneficial to use profiles including feed rates outside of a range of feed rates suitable for steady state extrusion, being either higher or lower rates than the range limits. A combination of feed rate profiles based only on clog and flow interruption mitigation and operational to print the part according to a model can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Desktop Metal, Inc.
    Inventors: Uwe Bauer, Emanuel Michael Sachs, Mark Gardner Gibson, Nicholas Graham Bandiera
  • Patent number: 10971044
    Abstract: Systems and methods for measuring characteristics of an electronic visual display are disclosed herein. A method configured in accordance with embodiments of the present technology for measuring an electronic visual display can include, for example, analyzing a region of interest (“ROI”) in an image taken of at least a portion of the electronic visual display. The method determines a center and bounds of the ROI that are, in general, floating point values rather than whole pixel locations. The method then samples whole imaging device pixels and/or fractional imaging device pixels within the bounds of the ROI and determines whether the pixels and/or fractional pixels fall within, outside, or partially within the ROI. Depending on the position of the pixels and/or fractional pixels relative to the ROI, the pixels and/or fractional pixels can be weighted and/or summed to determine an overall image characteristic for the ROI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Radiant Vision Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Robert Pedeville, Joshua Hatley Rouse
  • Patent number: 10971072
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for driving a display panel. The method of the present disclosure includes: determining a plurality of candidate time differences according to a highest brightness threshold of the sub-pixels of each color; for each candidate time difference, displaying, by the display panel, a same test picture using the candidate time difference, and detecting picture display quality of the display panel when the test picture is displayed by the display panel using the candidate time difference; and determining a candidate time difference corresponding to an optimal picture display quality as the time difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Chen, Chun Cao, Haixia Xu, Fei Yang
  • Patent number: 10971065
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including first, second, and third color sub-pixels, a data driver, a scan driver, a power supply to provide a power supply voltage to the display panel, and a controller. The controller includes a pure color index calculator to calculate first through third pure color indexes of first through third sub-pixel data, a pure color index histogram generator to generate first through third high pure color index histograms, and first through third low pure color index histograms, a histogram analyzer to determine first through third effective maximum gray levels for the first through third color sub-pixels according to the first through third high pure color index histograms and the first through third low pure color index histograms, and a power supply voltage controller to determine a voltage level of the power supply voltage according to the first through third effective maximum gray levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seokha Hong, Sang Myeon Han, Jae Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10957279
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for field-sequential colour display of a colour image comprising a combination of three component images each representing a respective one of three different component colours of the image. Sequentially, the following steps are performed within a common display frame period. A first component image is displayed using the first component colour. Separately, the second component image is displayed using the second component colour without either of the first component colour and the third component colour. This displays the second component image as a second colour. Separately, the third component image is displayed using the third component colour simultaneously with the second component colour without the first component colour thereby to display the third component image as a resultant colour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventor: Ross Renwick Hobson
  • Patent number: 10958850
    Abstract: An electronic device for capturing an image by using a display is provided. The electronic device includes a display, a display controller configured to operate the display using a first lighting parameter and a second lighting parameter to generate an afterimage effect for objects included in images, a camera configured to capture an image to be displayed by the display, and a processor configured to determine a camera operation parameter corresponding to a final lighting parameter of the display for a capture operation of the camera. Therefore the electronic device according to various embodiments of the present disclosure can capture a high quality image in a dark environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungyoung Kwak, Hongsuk Choi
  • Patent number: 10950158
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display apparatus, including: a plurality of pixels, at least one of which includes a red sub-pixel, a green sub-pixel, a first blue sub-pixel and a second blue sub-pixel. Blue light emitted by the first blue sub-pixel has a wave band of 400˜540 nm and blue light emitted by the second blue sub-pixel has a wave band of 420˜580 nm. The red sub-pixel and the green sub-pixel are combined with the first blue sub-pixel or the second blue sub-pixel to perform a RGB three-primary-color display. The present disclosure further provides a display method for the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenchao Bao, Qinghua Zou
  • Patent number: 10950164
    Abstract: Provided is a method for determining a compensation grayscale value of a display panel. The method includes searching, in a table of grayscale bit number judgment values, for a grayscale bit number judgment value corresponding to a sub-pixel to be compensated; determining a compensation grayscale value corresponding to the sub-pixel to be compensated by a first reading process if the grayscale bit number judgment value satisfies a grayscale bit number condition, and determining the compensation grayscale value corresponding to the sub-pixel to be compensated by a second reading process if the grayscale bit number judgment value does not satisfy the grayscale bit number condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: WuHan TianMa Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiangyu Gao, Jingxiong Zhou, Zhenyuan Zhang, Guang Wang
  • Patent number: 10949054
    Abstract: A virtual reality network provides access to a number of virtual reality representations, each virtual reality representation representing a location in a virtual universe and defined by VR data stored on the network. The VR data can be in a simplified data format and include data from an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator (IPAKN). The IPAKN receives queries about a VR representation of a location and generate a new VR data set based on information downloaded from web sources about the location. A database server that provides access to the VR data is updated with the new VR data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: John Cronin
  • Patent number: 10943372
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) display method and apparatus, and a terminal device are provided. The method includes: generating a first instruction and a second instruction when it is detected that an interface element of a GUI is operated by a user and a current first display attribute parameter of the interface element does not correspond to a predetermined attribute parameter value; adjusting, in response to the second instruction, a value of a display attribute parameter of the interface element to a second display attribute parameter value; and executing the first instruction and displaying an interface element corresponding to the second display attribute parameter value. In the embodiments of the present invention, an operating manner of adjusting the display attribute of the interface element is convenient and does not interrupt a user operation in the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Junming Wang
  • Patent number: 10944974
    Abstract: A sensor data processing system and method performs segmentation and packing of image data from one or more ultra-high definition (UHD) image sensor for transport and processing by conventional high definition image data processing systems and pathways. The UHD image frames are segmented into a number of smaller frames and directed in parallel over the conventional HD pathways. Metadata is generated and directed along with the smaller frames. The metadata includes sufficient information for lossless reconstruction of the UHD image frames from the smaller frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Tyler Layne Hook, Carl A. Woody, Christopher J. Beardsley
  • Patent number: 10937135
    Abstract: For serving the new different needs of high dynamic range image handling and conversion of images to a different dynamic range in decoding strategies the inventor invented image encoder (201) for encoding at least one high dynamic range image (HDR_ORIG) for at least one time instant, and at least one image (Im_LDR_out) of a second dynamic range which is different from the one of the high dynamic range image by at least a factor two for the same time instant, which is arranged to encode a matrix of pixel colors for at least one of those two images, comprising a specification unit (212) which comprises a color saturation modification apparatus (202) as claimed in claim 1, and a saturation specification unit (204) arranged to specify a saturation modification specification function specifying a color-dependent saturation transformation, as a set of gains (g) for each possible value of a maximal one of at least two color difference values (R?-Y?, B?-Y?) of a pixel color (Y?,Cb,Cr), which color difference values a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Jeroen Hubert Christoffel Jacobus Stessen
  • Patent number: 10938958
    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: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventor: John Cronin
  • Patent number: 10937837
    Abstract: A display control method and apparatus, and a display apparatus. The method includes: acquiring an actual chromaticity coordinate of light of a mixed color sub pixel; calculating respective proportions of light of primary-color sub-pixels within the light of the mixed-color sub-pixel, according to the actual chromaticity coordinate of the light of the mixed-color sub-pixel and chromaticity coordinates of the light of the primary-color sub-pixels; and determining target luminance data of the mixed-color sub-pixel and target luminance data of the primary-color sub-pixels, according to initial luminance data of the primary-color sub-pixels and the respective proportions of the light of the primary-color sub-pixels within the light of the mixed-color sub-pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Danna Song
  • Patent number: 10929954
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and devices for display processing. The device can receive a first image including a plurality of first pixels. Each of the first pixels can include a first red, green, blue (RGB) color value. The device can also determine an RGB adjustment value based on a lens correction value. Additionally, the device can determine a second RGB color value for each first pixel based on the determined RGB adjustment value. The device can also generate a second image including a plurality of second pixels, where each of the second pixels includes a determined second RGB color value. Moreover, the device can separate at least one of a red color value, green color value, or blue color value of the RGB color value and adjust at least one of a red color value or a blue color value based on the lens correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Stan, Chun Wang, Mark Sternberg, Jonathan Wicks
  • Patent number: 10928897
    Abstract: According to the invention, a method for changing a display based on a gaze point of a user on the display is disclosed. The method may include determining a gaze point of a user on a display. The method may also include causing a first area of the display to be displayed in a first manner, the first area including the gaze point and a surrounding area. The method may further include causing a second area of the display to be displayed in a second manner, the second area being different than the first area, and the second manner being different than the first manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventor: Andreas Klingström
  • Patent number: 10930241
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods that place a known color monitor (known by unique serial number or SKU) into a desired state for displaying digital pathology image data. Using an application programming interface, any color monitor that implements MCCS can be calibrated and characterized immediately before each display of digital pathology image data and can also be periodically reset (if needed) during display of digital pathology image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LEICA BIOSYSTEMS IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Allen Olson, Ruben Campos Zurriaga, Reiner Jung
  • Patent number: 10923013
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a display having an array of display pixels and having display control circuitry that controls the operation of the display. The display control circuitry may adaptively adjust the spectral characteristics of display light emitted from the display to achieve a desired effect on the human circadian system. For example, the display control circuitry may adjust the spectral characteristics of blue light emitted from the display based on the time of day such that a user's exposure to the display light may result in a circadian response similar to that which would be experienced in natural light. The spectral characteristics of blue light emitted from the display may be adjusted by adjusting the relative maximum power levels provided to blue pixels in the display or by shifting the peak wavelength associated with blue light emitted from the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng Chen, Deniz Teoman, Jiaying Wu, John Z. Zhong, Jun Jiang
  • Patent number: 10922490
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for authoring an electronic message. In one example, the system, method, and apparatus include receiving an electronic message; categorizing the electronic message based on a message layout type associated with the electronic message; determining, with a sentiment analyzer, a sentiment type and a sentiment score associated with the electronic message; identifying a first plurality of words in the electronic message associated with the sentiment type; and outputting one or more selected from the group consisting of the message layout type, the sentiment type, and the sentiment score associated with the electronic message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Varun Jain
  • Patent number: 10921596
    Abstract: The systems described herein facilitate providing a virtual content with an intended appearance. The virtual content can be an interactive space. The interactive space may be presented on a display of a presentation device. The display can be a transparent display. The interactive space can be superimposed over a perspective of a physical real-world environment of a user. Environmental characteristics of the physical real-world environment can alter the intended appearance of the interactive space superimposed over a perspective of a physical real-world environment. The environmental characteristics include one or more of a light intensity, color, and/or other visual features of the physical real-world environment. The appearance of the interactive space can be altered to compensate for the environmental characteristics. The appearance of the interactive space can be altered such the user can perceive the interactive space as intended by the creator of the interactive space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Nocon, Michael P. Goslin, Wilfredo Rosas
  • Patent number: 10922798
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is provided. The image processing apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment includes a communicator configured to receive an image, and a processor configured to generate a first image obtained by performing image processing on the received image by using a parameter for image processing, generate a second image obtained by reducing the first image at a predetermined ratio, and extract respective visual features from the first image and the second image, wherein the processor is further configured to adjust the parameter to allow a difference between the visual feature of the first image and the visual feature of the second image to be within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Il-Jun Ahn, Ki-Heum Cho, Yong-Sup Park, Jae-Yeon Park, Hee-Seok Oh, Tammy Lee, Min-Su Cheon
  • Patent number: 10916032
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, for example, when a line of a character as an object is to be thickened, an enlargement process is performed. Then, a correction process is performed to deform the line of the character into a moderate thickness. Moreover, when a line of a character as an object is to be thinned, a reduction process is performed. Then, a correction process is performed to deform the line of the character into a moderate thickness. Also for a hollow character as an object, a similar contour process is performed to deform the line of the hollow character into a moderate thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takuya Arimura
  • Patent number: 10917583
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to display circuitry for displaying both standard dynamic range (SDR) and high dynamic range (HDR) content with an HDR display. The subject technology provides a headroom-based transfer function that maintains the contrast of the SDR content whether the display is operated in the SDR or HDR mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Teun R. Baar, Nicolas P. Bonnier, Adria Fores Herranz, Mahesh B. Chappalli
  • Patent number: 10916191
    Abstract: A display device including a first pixel area including first pixels, a second pixel area including second pixels, a third pixel area including third pixels, and a display driver configured to control image display operations of the first pixel area, the second pixel area, and the third pixel area according to a first mode or a second mode, wherein the first pixel area includes a first sub-pixel area, and a second sub-pixel area between the first sub-pixel area and the second pixel area, and wherein the first sub-pixel area is configured to display a black image in the first mode, and the second sub-pixel area is configured to display a dummy image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Hoon Kwon, Ji Hyun Ka, Min Ku Lee, Seung Ji Cha, Hyun Uk Oh, Jin Tae Jeong
  • Patent number: 10901576
    Abstract: A color selection and display device includes a display, a user interface configured for receiving input data identifying a selected color, an orientation sensor configured to generate an orientation signal based on an orientation of the color selection and display device, and a memory storing a virtual paint chip arrangement. Relative locations of individual colors within the virtual paint chip arrangement correspond to a real world retail paint chip display. The device further includes at least one processor configured to receive the orientation signal and determine an orientation of the color selection and display device, and to control the display to automatically display the virtual paint chip arrangement based on the orientation of the color selection and display device. The selected color is highlighted in the virtual paint chip arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Meghan L Vickers, Pamela A Gillikin, Lori A Domanick
  • Patent number: 10904540
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a video communication environment for encoding and/or decoding video frames in accordance with various video coding formats utilizing various coding parameters. The video communication environment can include one or more encoding verification circuit and/or decoding verification circuit throughout which utilizes the various coding parameters to model dynamics of decoding various encoded video frames and/or display timing for displaying various decoded video frames. This modeling of the dynamics of decoding and/or display timing can be used to verify whether these various encoded video frames, once decoded, can be displayed smoothly, for example, without jitter. In some situations, the modeling of the dynamics of decoding and/or display timing can be used to guide decoding and/or display process to display the various decoded video frames smoothly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventor: Zhijie Yang
  • Patent number: 10899138
    Abstract: Described herein are various technologies pertaining to an automated light field illumination container inspection and manufacture system. The system includes a plurality of cameras that capture images of a container when the container is illuminated by way of light field illumination. Bands in images that include reflections in the exterior surface of the sidewall are identified, and a determination is made as to whether the container is defective based upon the identified bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Vision Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Sones, Michael Leo Kress, Amir Novini
  • Patent number: 10895749
    Abstract: A method for operating electronic glasses including a display and a processor is provided. The method includes the steps of taking an image to be displayed as input data, distorting the original image through image manipulation executed by the processor in relation to the vision impairment based on predefined distortion criteria creating pre-compensated image data, first increasing the relative brightness of the pre-compensated image data generating increased brightness image data, second increasing the contrast of the increased brightness image data generating increased contrast image data, and displaying the generated image data on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Visibil GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Erich Joos, Jörg Danzberg
  • Patent number: 10893170
    Abstract: A profile adjustment method is a method of causing a computer to adjust a profile to be used to convert first coordinate values of a first color space into second coordinate values of a second color space. The profile adjustment method includes: accepting one of two or more kinds of profiles as an adjustment target profile among an input profile defining a correspondent relation between the first coordinate values and third coordinate values of a profile connection space, an output profile defining a correspondent relation between the third coordinate values and the second coordinate values, and a link profile defining a correspondent relation between the first coordinate values and the second coordinate values; accepting an adjustment target at coordinates at which an adjustment target color is expressed; and adjusting the adjustment target profile based on the accepted adjustment target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Fukasawa, Mitsuhiro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10891921
    Abstract: Systems and methods for outputting to a vehicle dashboard screen from multiple operating systems are described in this disclosure. The systems and methods use a computing device to host different types of applications in the operating systems. A first of the operating systems runs driving-critical applications, and a second of the operating systems can run non-driving-critical applications. The first operating system has direct access to display hardware on the computing device, and can include security features to prevent it from being compromised. Outputs generated by the non-driving-critical applications in the second operating system are sent to the first operating system, where the outputs are combined with outputs from the driving-critical applications, to create a series of composite images for display on the dashboard screen. Either the first operating system or the second operating system can control the whole dashboard screen based on predetermined configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Byton Limited
    Inventors: Himanshu Mittal, Wilson Li, Ganesh Raman, Kun Ma, Shyam Narayan, Sanjay Madhavarao, Peter Mortensen, Balram Panwar
  • Patent number: 10891804
    Abstract: Image compensation for an occluding direct-view augmented reality system is described. In one or more embodiments, an augmented reality apparatus includes an emissive display layer for presenting emissive graphics to an eye of a user and an attenuation display layer for presenting attenuation graphics between the emissive display layer and a real-world scene to block light of the real-world scene from the emissive graphics. A light region compensation module dilates an attenuation graphic based on an attribute of an eye of a viewer, such as size of a pupil, to produce an expanded attenuation graphic that blocks additional light to compensate for an unintended light region. A dark region compensation module camouflages an unintended dark region with a replica graphic in the emissive display layer that reproduces an appearance of the real-world scene in the unintended dark region. A camera provides the light data used to generate the replica graphic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Gavin Stuart Peter Miller
  • Patent number: 10878599
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rendering computer graphics using soft-occlusion are provided. A computing system can obtain display data for a virtual element to be displayed in association with imagery depicting an environment including a physical object. The computing system can generate a set of graphics occlusion parameters associated with rendering the image data and the display data based at least in a part on an estimated geometry of the physical object. The set of graphics occlusion parameters can define blending of the display data for the virtual element and the imagery at a soft-occlusion region that includes one or more locations within the estimated geometry. The computing system can render a composite image from the display data for the virtual element and the imagery based at least in part on the set of graphics occlusion parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Robert Carl Jagnow, Robert Raymond Pasquini
  • Patent number: 10880735
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for sending a message from a first mobile device to a second mobile device comprises transmitting the message by the first mobile device, receiving the message by the second mobile device, displaying the message on the second mobile device, activating a camera located on the second mobile device in order to capture image data regarding a field of view of the camera, monitoring the image data to detect a possible presence of one or more suspected camera lenses within the field of view of the camera, and upon detection of the possible presence of the one or more suspected camera lenses within the field of view of the camera, ceasing displaying the message on the second mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: DISAPPEARS.COM HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Jaiten Gill, Ivan Makeev