Color Or Intensity Patents (Class 345/589)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 9805480
    Abstract: A method of driving an image includes receiving fundamental image data that includes a plurality of first main colors; converting the fundamental image data into output image data that includes a plurality of second main colors; calculating corrected brightness values of the second main colors that correct a decreased apparent brightness of the second main colors when the first main colors include a saturated color; and delaying application of the calculated corrections based on a brightness decrease speed that is determined based on at least one of an image change speed and an image change level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuk-Hwan Ahn, Jai-Hyun Koh, Heendol Kim
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 9799251
    Abstract: A display device, a mobile device, a system including the same, and an image quality matching method thereof are provided. According to the method, the mobile device acquires a first acquired image that is an image of a first displayed image being displayed on the first display device and a second acquired image that is an image of a second displayed image being displayed on the second display device, compares the first acquired image and the second acquired image with each other, determines an image quality correction value for the first display device so that an image quality of the first displayed image is made substantially equal to an image quality of the second displayed image, and transmits the determined image quality correction value to the first display device or the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung-sun Cho, Jae-hyun Kim, Sang-bae Park, Min-Hyok Bang, Keum-ok Lee, Dong-jin Lee, Jung-kun Lee, Jae-hoon Jeong, Seong-seol Hong
  • Patent number: 9798774
    Abstract: A graph data search method and apparatus, where the method includes obtaining a query request including a query condition that carries a start graph node, the query request queries a first to-be-queried graph node matching the query condition from a graph data set, and the graph data set includes the start graph node, a plurality of to-be-queried graph nodes, an association relationship between the start graph node and the plurality of graph nodes, and an association relationship between each to-be-queried graph node and another graph node, filtering out, according to the query condition and a preset available resource condition, a second to-be-queried graph node that does not meet the query condition and an association relationship in the graph data set that includes the second to-be-queried graph node, and performing a query in the reduction subgraph using the query condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenfei Fan, Xin Wang, Yinghui Wu
  • Patent number: 9792847
    Abstract: Instead of a monochromatic projection screen, an active projection screen is provided which varies reflectance and gray level (black to white) in synchronization with the content being shown. Groups of multiple screen pixels, which are smaller than each projected pixel from the projector, are assigned to each respective larger projection pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Dawson, Steven Richman
  • Patent number: 9788716
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and a device of testing color blindness, which belong to the technical field of test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hui Li
  • Patent number: 9792862
    Abstract: The present invention provides a driving apparatus, the driving apparatus is used for outputting a driving signal to drive an electro-phoretic display, and the driving apparatus includes a driving signal generator, a temperature sensor, and a selector. The driving signal generator generates a plurality of periodic alternative current signals and a plurality of direct current signals. The temperature sensor generates a temperature parameter by sensing an environment temperature. The selector is coupled to the driving signal generator and the temperature sensor. The selector selects one of the periodic alternative current signals or one of the direct current signals as the driving signal according to the temperature parameter. The driving signal is a common voltage for the electro-phoretic display, and when one of the periodic alternative current signals is selected as the driving signal, an amplitude of the driving signal is varied with the environment temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Chi-Mao Hung, Pei-Lin Tien
  • Patent number: 9778810
    Abstract: A computer-based method for rendering modified graphical content is disclosed. The graphical content includes a plurality of cells. The method includes receiving the graphical content with metadata modifying the graphical content, rendering the graphical content upon a screen according to the metadata, and receiving user input. The method also includes in response to the user input, progressing through at least a subset of the cells, wherein the progressing includes moving a camera view from cell to cell in the at least a subset, each of the cells in the at least a subset being displayed as a focus point with surrounding area being adjusted in opacity according to the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Zumobi, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin B. Bederson, John SanGiovanni
  • Patent number: 9766491
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for correcting a color of light being generated by an LCD image system having an LED and an LCD glass component that is illuminated by the LED. A plurality of color correction filters are constructed, with each providing a predetermined, differing color shift to light being output by the LCD glass component, based on a measured color of the light being output from the LCD glass component. Each of the color correction filters is constructed based on a known range of color variations that may be present in a color of the light being output from the LCD glass component. Each filter provides a color shift that shifts the color of the light being output from the LCD glass component from outside a predetermined target color area back into the predetermined target color area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki North America, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Glover, Ching Fong, Joseph A. Pasek, Michael R. Boyd, Wesley R. Corrion
  • Patent number: 9767567
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for separating a foreground image are disclosed. The method includes obtaining an input image, and color information and depth information of the input image; roughly dividing, based on the depth information of the input image, the input image to obtain an initial three-color image; reducing or expanding, based on the color information of the input image, an unknown region in the initial three-color image to obtain an optimized three-color image; and separating the foreground image from the optimized three-color image. According to the method, the initial three-color image can be optimized based on the color information of the input image, so that a more accurate three-color image can be obtained; thus the foreground image can be accurately separated from the three-color image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying Zhao, Gang Wang, Liyan Liu
  • Patent number: 9760997
    Abstract: A reduced noise image can be formed from a set of images. One of the images of the set can be selected to be a reference image and other images of the set are transformed such that they are better aligned with the reference image. A measure of the alignment of each image with the reference image is determined. At least some of the transformed images can then be combined using weights which depend on the alignment of the transformed image with the reference image to thereby form the reduced noise image. By weighting the images according to their alignment with the reference image the effects of misalignment between the images in the combined image are reduced. Furthermore, motion correction may be applied to the reduced noise image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Marc Vivet, Paul Brasnett
  • Patent number: 9761193
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) includes: a display panel including a plurality of pixels connected to a gate line, a data line, and a reference voltage line to which a common voltage is applied; a data driver connected to the data line and configured to apply a data voltage to the data line; a gate driver connected to the gate line and configured to apply a gate voltage to the gate line; a reference voltage generator connected to the reference voltage line and configured to apply a reference voltage to the reference voltage line; and a signal controller configured to control the data driver, the gate driver, and the reference voltage generator, and output a signal to the reference voltage generator for changing the reference voltage applied to the pixels, wherein the reference voltage is changed according to a gray-level value of an image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoon Kim, Jae Hoon Jung, Ki Chul Shin, Jae Jin Lyu
  • Patent number: 9754362
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a program which highlight a main object more outstandingly. A tone curve adjustment unit performs tone curve adjustment on a target region of an input image signal (IN), and supplies an image signal subjected to the tone curve adjustment to a local level detection unit. The local level detection unit obtains a local level. A contrast adjustment unit performs adaptive contrast enhancement according to the local level from the local level detection unit. The present disclosure can be applied to an image processing apparatus which highlights a predetermined part of an image using the tone curve adjustment and the adaptive contrast adjustment, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Kohashi
  • Patent number: 9754551
    Abstract: A display panel and a method of driving the same are disclosed. The display panel includes a shift register with a plurality of stages configured to shift and to output a scan pulse for a plurality of scan lines. Each stage includes a pull-up transistor and a pull-down transistor coupled in series and defining an output node therebetween, a driver with a first node coupled to a gate electrode of the pull-up transistor and a second node coupled to a gate electrode of the pull-down transistor; and a node controller coupled to the first node, the second node, and the output node. In each stage, the node controller is configured to selectively apply a reference voltage at the first node and the second node in response to a control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hun Jeoung, Sanghee Yu, Sunghyun Cho, Bosun Lee, Byoungwoo Kim, Sungwook Chang
  • Patent number: 9756333
    Abstract: A device source provides an ability to decompose a graphical display into multiple data streams (i.e., different layers). The multiple data streams may include multimedia data streams, operating system (OS) desktop data streams, and mouse data streams. The multiple data streams may be encoded and transmitted independently by the device source to a wireless display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Justin Lipman, Zhaohua L. Yi
  • Patent number: 9752875
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a virtual sport system for acquiring a good image of a ball by controlling a camera according to the surrounding brightness. One embodiment of the present invention provides a virtual sport system which comprises a photographing unit, having a camera for acquiring an image of a ball, and a simulator, for calculating the physical quantity of the ball on the basis of the image of the ball; and which further comprises a control unit that extracts image information from at least one image acquired by the photographing unit by means of the camera, and determining, on the basis of the image information, a control signal for adjusting the image gain or the exposure time of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CREATZ INC.
    Inventor: Yong Ho Suk
  • Patent number: 9747844
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a backlight brightness adjusting method and device and a liquid crystal display device. In the backlight brightness adjusting method, grayscale characteristic values of respective primary colors in an image to be displayed are obtained, that is, contributions of the respective primary colors to an overall grayscale are obtained, to thereby obtain the grayscale contributions of the respective primary colors in the image to be displayed respectively; a backlight value is determined by giving different coefficients to the grayscale characteristic values of the respective primary colors; and finally an output of a backlight driver is adjusted according to the backlight value to thereby adjust backlight brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignees: HISENSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD., HISENSE USA CORPORATION, HISENSE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yujie Diao, Jia Yang, Shunming Huang
  • Patent number: 9740379
    Abstract: Generating an electronic coloring page image in the disclosed technology is accomplished by (a) obtaining an image to be converted into a the electronic coloring image; (b) converting the image into a corresponding outline image; (c) converting the corresponding outline image into an electronic coloring page image; (d) displaying the electronic coloring page image to a user; and (e) responsive to input provided by the user, manipulating the electronic coloring page image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Flycatcher LTD
    Inventors: Shay Chen, Tal Zilberman
  • Patent number: 9740009
    Abstract: A head mounted display includes an image display unit having an image light generation unit that generates image light based on image data and outputs the image light, the image display unit not only allowing a user who wears the image display unit around user's head to recognize the image light in the form of a virtual image but also transmitting a surrounding scene, and a control unit that compares an index set based not only on luminance of initial image light generated based on initial image data that is original image data but also on illuminance of the transmitted surrounding scene with a first threshold set in advance and causes the image light generation unit to generate display image light that differs from the initial image light in that at least part of the luminance thereof is changed based on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Fujimaki, Toshikazu Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 9734750
    Abstract: A method of setting grey levels of pixels includes: acquiring tristimulus values of each grey level applied on a main subpixel region and a secondary subpixel region in a front view and in a side view; acquiring ideal luminance values for showing white at an ith grey level applied on the pixel in the front view and in the side view, where i?[m,n], m indicates a minimum grey level and n indicates a maximum grey level; determining actual grey levels for showing white at the ith grey level applied on main subpixel region and secondary subpixel region of all pixels, according to the ideal luminance values, tristimulus values of each grey level applied on main subpixel region and secondary subpixel region in the front view and in the side view. By using the method, gray levels of pixels imaging of LCD panels can be effectively and precisely set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lixuan Chen
  • Patent number: 9734624
    Abstract: A method of compressing a deep image representation may include receiving a deep image, where the deep image may include multiple pixels, and where each pixel in the deep image may include multiple samples. The method may also include compressing the deep image by combining samples in each pixel that are associated with the same primitives. This process may be repeated on a pixel-by-pixel basis. Some embodiments may use primitive IDs to match pixels to primitives through the rendering and compositing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: LUCASFILM ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LTD.
    Inventor: Shijun Haw
  • Patent number: 9734775
    Abstract: A device includes a controller configured to receive information for display, an LCD display coupled to the controller, the LCD display comprising an array of pixel elements, and a non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM) coupled to the controller and to the LCD display to receive data for each pixel element and provide that data to the pixel elements for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Charles Davis, Howard J. Locker, Scott Edwards Kelso, Steven Richard Perrin
  • Patent number: 9730359
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for cooling one or more components of a playback device using speaker vibrations that result from playback of inaudible audio. Movement of air molecules arising from the speaker vibrations may disperse heat away from the one or more components of a playback device. In an example implementation, a playback device detects that playback of audible audio content via at least one speaker has stopped, and in response to the detection, plays inaudible audio content to cause the at least one speaker to vibrate thereby inducing air movement within the playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon Reilly, Hilmar Lehnert