Color Selection Patents (Class 345/593)
  • Patent number: 10354603
    Abstract: Provided are display screens for electronic devices and methods for displaying content on electronic devices, that are particularly suitable for users who are suffering from or recovering from a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), migraine, or computer vision syndrome. Embodiments comprise a component that modifies at least one parameter of content that is displayed on the display screen, wherein the modified displayed content reduces, minimizes, or eliminates negative side effects of users. Embodiments may include computer executable programmed instructions stored on a non-transitory computer readable storage medium that direct a processor to modify at least one parameter of content that is displayed on a display screen of an electronic device, and/or to implement a simplified graphical user interface. One embodiment is implemented using an e-paper display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Iris Technological Design Incorporated
    Inventors: Conor G. Ross, Colin S. D. Harding
  • Patent number: 10348758
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for providing interfaces for visualizing threats within networked control systems may include (i) receiving a request to provide a graphical interface to visualize a networked control system with multiple components, (ii) identifying within the networked control system a potential security threat involving a potentially compromised component of the networked control system, and (iii) providing the graphical interface by (a) ordering the components according to a control hierarchy, (b) portraying each component within a circular area by arranging the components according to the control hierarchy and according to domains within the networked control system such that each component falling within a given domain is placed within a corresponding arc of the circular area, and (c) highlighting, within the graphical interface, an area within an arc of the circular area containing the potentially compromised component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Holl, Michael Stanley, Russell Bauder
  • Patent number: 10326914
    Abstract: A system and method are described for the production of color selection swatch cards for point of purchase displays of custom blended paints, textiles or plastics using a digital inkjet printer and custom blended inkjet inks based on a set of base inks that can be blended using commercial match prediction software. The base inks are matched spectrally to the base paints, dyes or plastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Danny Rich, Aileen Chiu, Veronika Lovell
  • Patent number: 10311509
    Abstract: A color selection and coordination system including a database of predetermined color relationships implementing a data-driven color model. A starting color is associated with a first color in the color database. One or more predefined color palettes associated with the first color may be retrieved, each palette including one or more coordinating colors, the coordinating colors being predetermined based on the first color and a color coordination algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Mary Rose Rice, Damien Reynolds, Marc Webb
  • Patent number: 10304417
    Abstract: A digital signage including a display panel configured to display content; a controller configured to: display first content in a first area of the display panel, obtain display panel control data for preventing an afterimage, based on received afterimage-related data, and move the display panel a predetermined amount and display the first content in a second area of the display panel based on the display panel control data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Chala Park, Youngran Kim, Jaesun Yun, Seunghun Lee, Soungjoo Hong
  • Patent number: 10282644
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing remote approval of an image for printing are provided. One system includes a processing circuit in communication with an image capturing device that is configured to capture an image of a printed product. The processing circuit is configured to process the captured image into a processed image accurate to within a tolerance in a color space to indicate the visual appearance of one or more colors. The color space is a standardized color space, such as sRGB or CIELAB. The processing circuit is further configured to transmit the processed image to a display located remote from the image capturing device and to receive an input signal from a remote input device to allow a user to approve or reject the displayed processed image for printing on a print device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BALDWIN AMERICAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rick C. Honeck, Adam Nelson, Stephen J. Daily, Jon Ubert, John C. Seymour, Michael D. Sisco
  • Patent number: 10248843
    Abstract: An apparatus having an image acquiring unit configured to acquire the face image. The apparatus additionally having a first determining unit configured to determine a representative pixel value representing a skin region, based on pixels included in the face image, a region generating unit configured to generate a first region including the object, and a second determining unit configured to determine correction pixels, which are one or more pixels used for the correction, out of pixels present in a vicinity of the first region, based on similarity to the representative pixel value. The apparatus also having a partial-image generating unit configured to generate a partial image, which is a collection of pixels for replacing pixels corresponding to the object, using the correction pixels, and a correcting unit configured to perform correction by combining the partial image with the face image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Ohta
  • Patent number: 10228286
    Abstract: A display device including a housing, a display module, a carrier and a color correction module is provided. The display module is disposed in the housing and exposes a display plane, which faces a first direction vertical to the display plane. The carrier is movably connected to the housing and disposed outside the housing or disposed on a back side of the display module. The back side faces to a second direction opposite to the first direction. The color correction module is disposed on the carrier and has a sensing face. The carrier is selectively disposed at a first position or a second position with respect to the housing. When the carrier is at the second position, the sensing face of the color correction module is moved to face the display plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: Yung-Chun Su, Ying-Tsung Tsai, Ming-Yuan Hung, Chih-Wei Tien, Hung-Hsun Liu, Chun-Jung Tsuo, Kai-Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 10223341
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for a computer processor-implemented method of beautifying an electronic textual document having text organized in a plurality of sections. Each of the sections is representative of a corresponding one of a plurality of textual elements. The method includes: receiving a user selection of the text for beautification, the selected text including at least a portion of one of the sections; classifying the selected text as the corresponding one of the textual elements represented by the one of the sections; ranking a set of attributes applicable to the one of the textual elements; presenting an ordered list of the highest-ranked attributes; in response to receiving a selection of one or more of the presented attributes, applying the selected attributes to the selected text; and reranking the applicable attributes to reflect the selected attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Arihant Jain, Mudit Rastogi, Mohammad Javed Ali, Ankur Murarka, Amit Gaurav
  • Patent number: 10178400
    Abstract: A system for decoding a video bitstream includes receiving a frame of the video that includes at least one slice and at least one tile and where each of the at least one slice and the at least one tile are not all aligned with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby International AB
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10168990
    Abstract: A device may receive a floating-point function. The floating-point function may be a function described in a programming language that uses floating-point representation. The device may determine that fixed-point program code, associated with the floating-point function, is to be generated. The device may determine that the floating-point function is to be replaced with a replacement construct before the fixed-point program code is generated. The replacement construct may be described in the programming language and may be capable of conversion from the floating-point representation to a fixed-point representation. The device may determine parameters associated with generating the replacement construct. The parameters may be determined based on an evaluation of the floating-point function. The device may generate the replacement construct based on the parameters. The device may replace the floating-point function with the replacement construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Muthiah Annamalai, Kiran K. Kintali, Srinivas Muddana
  • Patent number: 10148923
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit acquiring output values of a plurality of pixels from an image sensor, the plurality of pixels having a predetermined pixel size, a projection control unit projecting a first pattern image and a second pattern image with a distance smaller than the predetermined pixel size, the first pattern image including one or more boundaries, the second pattern image including one or more corresponding boundaries corresponding to the one or more boundaries, a storage unit storing as, a reference value, an output value of one or more reference pixels, the output value picks up the first pattern image, and an adjusting unit adjusting the projection position by comparing an output value of the one or more reference pixels and the stored reference value, the output value of the one or more reference pixels picks up the second pattern image while moving the projection position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuichiro Ohira, Hiroyuki Inokawa
  • Patent number: 10102878
    Abstract: A method of displaying images on a display. Images from a video playback are displayed on the display with a first luminance profile, the luminance profile mapping video data samples to output luminance of the display. A user initiated modification of a speed of the video playback is detected. A second luminance profile is determined for the display of the video playback, the second luminance profile being determined according to the modified speed of the video playback and a predetermined adaptation speed of a human visual system of a viewer of the video playback. Further images from the video playback are displayed on the display using the determined second luminance profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Volodymyr Kolesnikov, Christopher James Rosewarne
  • Patent number: 10095377
    Abstract: A method for displaying a badge of an icon is disclosed. The method may comprise acquiring feature information of the icon; determining a display element of the badge according to the acquired feature information; and generating and displaying the badge according to the determined display element, at a preset position of the icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Fei Xiangli, Zhuang Qian, Baoke Chen
  • Patent number: 10089550
    Abstract: A system and method of producing and superimposing information graphics that relate to a sporting event. The information graphics may be superimposed on the playing surface during an athletic competition, a racetrack during a motorsports race, and the like. The information graphics may comprise a superimposed first down line that corresponds to a football team's colors. The information graphics may comprise a superimposed perimeter that borders the playing surface and corresponds to a team's colors. Additional embodiments include an information display graphic that quickly provide critical information to viewers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: William F. Otte
  • Patent number: 10067646
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for color selection in a desktop publishing application. A color selection technique includes receiving a selection of an image, automatically sampling a color from a pixel of the selected image, and adding the sampled color to a color swatch in a graphical user interface. The sampled color may be the predominant color in the image (e.g., the color that appears in the greatest number of pixels), or the sampled color may be the darkest or lightest color in the image. In another embodiment, several colors (e.g., two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine or ten) are sampled from different pixels of the selected image, and some or all of the sampled colors are added to the color swatch. A designer can then select the sampled color(s) from the color swatch and apply the selected color(s) to one or more elements of a layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Sameer Manuja, Ashish Duggal
  • Patent number: 10049398
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for determining an amount of color additive to add to paint. Color measurement data is transmitted via a network is received at a server. A color formulation is identified based on the color measurement data. Historical color recommendation data is accessed from a data repository, where the data repository contains color data that is based on previous color recommendations. The color formulation is adjusted based on the historical color recommendation data, and the adjusted color formulation is transmitted from the server via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: Dennis A. Somerville, John S. Ceglarek
  • Patent number: 10051157
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is caused to execute adjustment processing for an image; generate a soft proof image based on the image, a parameter adjusted in the adjustment processing, and characteristic information on a printing apparatus; display the soft proof image on a screen; and store the parameter of the adjusted image for which the adjustment processing is performed while the soft proof image is being displayed on the screen, and information relating to the printing apparatus, in association with the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoto Yoneda, Tomoaki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10037619
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention provides a method for generating a motion sequence of an animation, the method comprising the steps of: generating a line of movement indicating a path along which a character moves, with reference to a first user manipulation inputted with respect to a reference plane; specifying the line of movement, a section included in the line of movement and a point on the line of movement with reference to a second user manipulation inputted with respect to the reference plane; and generating a motion sequence which enables the character to carry out assigned motions by assigning a motion to the line of movement, the section or the point with reference to a third user manipulation inputted with respect to the reference plane when the character is located at the line of movement, the section or the point to which the motion is assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: ANIPEN INC.
    Inventor: Jae Woong Jeon
  • Patent number: 9992384
    Abstract: A correction coefficient calculation unit includes: a reference image output unit that generates a reference image; a profile receiving unit that receives image information and printing information, the image information indicating a color characteristic related to an image to be displayed on a display unit, the printing information indicating a color characteristic related to a printing device; and a reference image division unit that creates printing characteristic data that associates the reference image with the reference image that has undergone color conversion based on the printing information and the image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 9992371
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an economy mode color conversion section that converts, in printing execution in the economy mode by the image forming apparatus, colors of the image based on an economy mode color conversion table; and the economy mode color correction section that corrects at least one of the two colors in the image the colors of which have not yet been converted by the economy mode color conversion section. When Voronoi regions respectively corresponding to the two colors in an economy mode Voronoi diagram are the same regions under condition that Voronoi regions respectively corresponding to the two colors in a normal mode Voronoi diagram are different regions, the economy mode color correction section corrects the at least one of the two colors in a manner such that the Voronoi regions respectively corresponding to the two colors in the economy mode Voronoi diagram become different regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Etsuko Manda
  • Patent number: 9984316
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing remote approval of an image for printing are provided. One system includes a processing circuit in communication with an image capturing device that is configured to capture an image of a printed product. The processing circuit is configured to process the captured image into a processed image accurate to within a tolerance in a color space to indicate the visual appearance of one or more colors. The color space is a standardized color space, such as sRGB or CIELAB. The processing circuit is further configured to transmit the processed image to a display located remote from the image capturing device and to receive an input signal from a remote input device to allow a user to approve or reject the displayed processed image for printing on a print device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Baldwin Americas Corporation
    Inventors: Rick C. Honeck, Adam Nelson, Stephen J. Daily, Jon Ubert, John C. Seymour, Michael D. Sisco
  • Patent number: 9986135
    Abstract: In a method of image compression, a processor computes a palette for a block of pixels, the palette having palette values; and the processor computes index values, where some index values map a pixel to a palette value and some index values map a pixel to a value that is between two palette values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Jeffrey Matthew Kempf
  • Patent number: 9980114
    Abstract: Structures and protocols are presented for signaling a status or decision concerning a wireless service or device within a region to a communication device (smartphone or wearable device, e.g.) or other wireless communication participant (motor vehicle having a wireless communication capability, e.g.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 9979859
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a color conversion unit, a representative-hue-range acquiring unit, and a color correction unit. In a Voronoi diagram based on a grid point of the color conversion table with respect to one hue range of the two representative hue ranges obtained by the representative-hue-range acquiring unit, when a movement pixel corresponds most to a Voronoi region where the pixels inside the one hue range in the specific part corresponds most, the movement pixel being a pixel inside the other hue range of the two representative hue ranges in the specific part with only the hue of the pixel being moved to the one hue range, the color correction unit corrects color of the image inside the other hue range in the specific part such that the movement pixel does not correspond to the Voronoi region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Etsuko Manda
  • Patent number: 9928543
    Abstract: A color selection and coordination system including a database of predetermined color relationships implementing a data-driven color model. A starting color is associated with a first color in the color database. One or more predefined color palettes associated with the first color may be retrieved, each palette including one or more coordinating colors, the coordinating colors being predetermined based on the first color and a color coordination algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Mary Rose Rice, Damien Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9866922
    Abstract: A method for controlling playback of video data on a first device (12) by a second device (13) is disclosed, which includes, at the level of the second device, presenting an image corresponding to a section of the video data; and in response to a change of the presentation status of the image, transmitting a command to the first device to adapt the playback status of the section of video data on the first device as a function of the change of the presentation status of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Jun Li, Jun Xu, Xiaojun Ma, Jianfeng Chen
  • Patent number: 9830722
    Abstract: An image processing includes: a unit that calculates a feature amount of main image data; a unit that calculates a feature amount of sub image data or resized sub image data; an adjustment unit that performs image quality adjustment on the resized sub image data so that a difference between a feature amount of the adjusted sub image data and the feature amount of the main image data is smaller than a difference between the calculated feature amount of the sub image data and the feature amount of the main image data; and a unit that generates display image data from the main image data and adjusted sub image data according to display mode information. The sub image data include plural content items. The adjustment unit updates the feature amount of the main image data used in the adjustment, at the timing of change of the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Sukeno, Kazuhiko Yamada, Nobuhiko Yamagishi, Satoshi Minami
  • Patent number: 9832349
    Abstract: The invention causes a gloss observed in a reproduction to approach a gloss of a target even if a range in which it is possible to change the gloss in the reproduction is small. An input unit inputs color and gloss data including at least a color signal and a gloss signal of the target to reproduce. A mapping unit maps the color and gloss data into a gloss representable range based on information indicating a gloss representable range of the gloss representation device. A signal generation unit generates, based on the color and gloss data after the mapping, an output signal outputted to the gloss representation device. The mapping unit performs a mapping that saves information indicating a local gloss difference in accordance with a spatial distribution of the gloss signal as the mapping of the gloss signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomokazu Yanai
  • Patent number: 9823635
    Abstract: A handheld information processing device such a mobile telephone or portable computer has a normal operating mode in which it executes information processing operations in response to user activation of user controls from the user control interface. Furthermore, the device has a remote control signal transmitter coupled to its processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to switch automatically to a remote control mode when no user activation of the user controls has been detected for a predetermined time duration. In an embodiment handheld information processing device switches to the remote control mode only if it is within a predetermined range of spatial locations after the time duration. In the remote control mode the processing circuit responds user activation of the user controls substantially only by causing the remote control signal transmitter to transmit conventional remote control command signals to equipment like TVs, recorders etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: HOME CONTROL SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Rogier Louis Jacques Willem Thissen
  • Patent number: 9798743
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to a décor harmony service (DHS) that facilitates mapping of colors from a color palette to decor accessories in a setting, e.g., a room, such that the décor accessories, when arranged together, appear harmonious to a user. For example, using harmony-distribution rules, the DHS maps a set of décor accessories occupying “60%” of the area of a room to a main color of a color palette, a second set of décor accessories occupying “30%” to a feature color and a third set of décor accessories occupying “10%” to an accent color. The DHS generates a representation of the room, e.g., an image of the room, with the décor accessories having the assigned colors. The DHS facilitates a user to use the generated image for finding and purchasing décor products that match with a décor accessory in the generated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: ART.COM
    Inventors: Paul Golding, John Yan
  • Patent number: 9786067
    Abstract: Described herein are various technologies pertaining to presenting, and configuring, digital objects on a display device for application with a visual music presentation. An interactive screen can be presented on a touchscreen of a display device, wherein a visual musician can interact with one or more components and/or features comprising the screen to control presentation of the digital objects. A portion of the screen can be configured to initially present a continuous hue spectrum, which can subsequently be replaced with a discrete hue spectrum. Further, a spectrum comprising naturally visible hues can be modified such that a plurality of hues in the spectrum are positioned equally across the spectrum, and further, brightness of respective hues can be modified to enable presentment of a visually appealing visual music presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Fred Collopy
  • Patent number: 9729885
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for compressing a color index map in video coding applications including screen content images. An embodiment method includes obtaining, at a video codec device, an image block, and generating a color index map comprising a plurality of entries and representing the image block. Each one of the entries is assigned a color index indicating a respective color. The method further includes assigning, in a correct prediction map, a first bit-value for each one of the entries that is predictable by a neighboring entry in the color index map, and a second bit-value for each one of the entries that is unpredictable by any neighboring entry in the color index map. Further, an actual value from the color index map for the each one of the entries that is unpredictable by any neighboring entry is added in a sequence of non-predictable color indices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shervin Minaee, Haoping Yu
  • Patent number: 9727983
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating color-based recommendations using color palette information. An indication may be received that a user is requesting a color-related recommendation, the indication associated with item information and color palette information, the color palette information corresponding to a first color palette. Based at least in part on the item information and the color palette information, one or more items corresponding to the item information and the color palette information are identified. Where there is more than one identified item, a ranking for the identified plurality of items may be generated. Item recommendations comprising at least a portion of the identified plurality of items in accordance with the generated ranking may be provided for presentation on a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Shearer Dorner, Jenny Ann Blackburn, Eva Manolis, Timothy Andrew Ong, Paul Barnhart Sayre, III
  • Patent number: 9712719
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing remote approval of an image for printing are provided. One system includes a processing circuit in communication with an image capturing device that is configured to capture an image of a printed product. The processing circuit is configured to process the captured image into a processed image accurate to within a tolerance in a color space to indicate the visual appearance of one or more colors. The color space is a standardized color space, such as sRGB or CIELAB. The processing circuit is further configured to transmit the processed image to a display located remote from the image capturing device and to receive an input signal from a remote input device to allow a user to approve or reject the displayed processed image for printing on a print device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Quad/Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick C. Honeck, Adam Nelson, Stephen J. Daily, Jon Ubert, John C. Seymour, Michael D. Sisco
  • Patent number: 9674501
    Abstract: Disclosed are a terminal for increasing visual comfort sensation of a 3D object and a control method thereof. To this end, a control method of a terminal includes displaying the 3D content on a screen of the terminal. When a specific 3D object included in the 3D content moves in a specific direction on the screen, a rendering scheme of the specific 3D object is changed. The specific 3D object is displayed on the screen using the changed rendering scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyungseok Jang, Sangjo Park, Dongyoung Lee, Soonbo Han, Donghyun Kang, Hyojin Song
  • Patent number: 9607397
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for generating a user-hair-color model. One embodiment takes the form of a process that includes obtaining video data depicting a head of a user. The process also includes determining a set of line segments of pixels of the video data, wherein each line segment in the determined set of line segments intersects an upper contour of the depicted head of the user. The process also includes grouping at least some of the pixels of at least one of the line segments in the determined set of line segments into three sets of pixels based at least in part on respective color data of the pixels. The three sets of pixels include a skin-pixel set, a hair-pixel set, and a background-pixel set. The process also includes updating a user hair-color model based at least in part on the skin-pixel set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: PERSONIFY, INC.
    Inventors: Dennis Lin, Glenn Francisco, Yi Zhang, Gia Dang, Simion Venshtain, Quang Nguyen, Long Dang
  • Patent number: 9600864
    Abstract: Techniques related to skin tone tuned image enhancement are described. Such techniques may include performing an enhancement of a pixel of an input image based on a skin tone detection score and local detail information of the pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ya-Ti Peng, Yi-Jen Chiu, Hong Jiang
  • Patent number: 9563973
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for color selection in a desktop publishing application. A color selection technique includes receiving a selection of an image, automatically sampling a color from a pixel of the selected image, and adding the sampled color to a color swatch in a graphical user interface. The sampled color may be the predominant color in the image (e.g., the color that appears in the greatest number of pixels), or the sampled color may be the darkest or lightest color in the image. In another embodiment, several colors (e.g., two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine or ten) are sampled from different pixels of the selected image, and some or all of the sampled colors are added to the color swatch. A designer can then select the sampled color(s) from the color swatch and apply the selected color(s) to one or more elements of a layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Sameer Manuja, Ashish Duggal
  • Patent number: 9547664
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for selecting candidate records for deduplication from a table. A table can be processed to compute an inverse index for each field of the table. A deduplication algorithm can traverse the inverse indices in accordance with a flexible user-defined policy to identify candidate records for deduplication. Both exact matches and approximate matches can be found.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yaron Zinar, Efim Hudis, Yifat Orlin, Gal Novik, Yuri Gurevich, Gad Peleg
  • Patent number: 9530163
    Abstract: An automated method and apparatus for providing color selection capability to a user, wherein a first display is generated on a display apparatus of a plurality of color families displayed in a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns. Upon selection of a particular color family, a second display is generated comprising an enlarged display of the particular selected color family and a thumbnail navigation frame displaying the plurality of color families and a link enabling return to the first display, the enlarged display including a plurality of color chips of the particular color family. A third display may further be generated in response to a selection of a particular color chip on the second display, the third display having an enlarged display of the particular color chip, the thumbnail navigation frame displaying the plurality of color families, and the link enabling return to the first display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventors: John Buzyn, Bernadette Irizarry, Doug Milsom, Damien Reynolds, Donna Une, Marc Webb
  • Patent number: 9495916
    Abstract: A method of displaying a three-dimensional stereoscopic image includes generating a plurality of left-eye or right-eye virtual primary color data using a left-eye or right-eye data frame, calculating a plurality of left-eye or right-eye virtual primary color dimming levels using the left-eye or right-eye virtual primary color data, sequentially outputting a plurality of left-eye or right-eye virtual primary color data frames, corrected based on the left-eye or right-eye virtual primary color dimming levels, to a display panel, and sequentially providing a plurality of left-eye or right-eye virtual primary color lights, generated from a light source part based on the left-eye or right-eye virtual primary color dimming levels, to the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Heen-Dol Kim, Bong-Hyun You, Jai-Hyun Koh, Kuk-Hwan Ahn
  • Patent number: 9436381
    Abstract: A device, configured to operate in a first operational mode at some times and in a second operational mode at other times, detects a first gesture having a first gesture type; in response to detecting the first gesture: in accordance with a determination that the device is in the first operational mode, performs an operation having a first operation type; and, in accordance with a determination that the device is in the second operational mode, performs an operation having a second operation type; detects a second gesture having a second gesture type; and in response to detecting the second gesture: in accordance with a determination that the device is in the first operational mode, performs an operation having the second operation type; and in accordance with a determination that the device is in the second operational mode, performs an operation having the first operation type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Charles J. Migos, Jay Christopher Capela, Markus Hagele, Diego Bauducco, Akiva D. Leffert, Britt S. Miura, Donald Rozinak Beaver
  • Patent number: 9417479
    Abstract: Facilitating the display of an image in a display system comprising a display panel having sub-pixels, and a backlight having individually addressable colored light emitters configured to provide light to the sub-pixels. From received image data, sub-pixel color values corresponding to color values transmitted by respective ones of the sub-pixels for display of the image are determined. From the image data, backlight values corresponding to brightnesses of ones of the colored light emitters for display of the image are determined, as are a portion of the sub-pixel color values and a portion of the backlight values that collectively correspond to a saturated or near-saturated yellow color in the displayed image. The backlight values are adjusted by increasing an amount of yellow light to be emitted by emitters of the backlight, and the color values are adjusted by decreasing an amount of yellow light to be transmitted by the sub-pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joel M. Pollack, Candice Hellen Brown Elliott, Michael Francis Higgins, Anthony Botzas
  • Patent number: 9405734
    Abstract: A web page or group of pages can be automatically generated based on images selected by a user. The images are analyzed for color and groups of colors for the page background and image framing are determined. Images are analyzed to determine the shapes of the images and the images are placed within appropriate shapes on a page on the web. Click-through rate can be estimated for images and this click-through rate used during the web page generation. Important sections are evaluated in the images and cropping may occur for the images on a page. Text and video can be part of the web page. Software applications can be accessed from the web page as well. The online web pages can be tailored for presentation on a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Reflektion, Inc.
    Inventors: David Berthelot, Michael Dixon, Rajeev Madhavan, Mercedes Mapua, Patrick Mihelich, Win Min, Hamid Savoj, Hsiao-Ping Tseng, James D Tucek
  • Patent number: 9396511
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, upgrade apparatus, display system and control method are provided. The image processing apparatus includes a signal input unit; a first image processing unit which processes an input signal input by the signal input unit to output a first output signal; an upgrade apparatus connection unit connected to an upgrade apparatus which includes a second image processing unit; and a first controller which controls at least one of the input signal processed by the first image processing unit and the first output signal to be transmitted to the upgrade apparatus and processed by the second image processing unit if the upgrade apparatus is connected to the upgrade apparatus connection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hoon Choi, Ho-woong Kang, Jin-sung Kang, Kwang-youn Kim, Young-dae Kim, Jae-hyun Jeong, Chang-joo Jung
  • Patent number: 9343177
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus that includes a controlled device with a plurality of control registers. A data bus is coupled between the controlled device and a processor, and an interface is configured to receive a plurality of portions of data read from or to be written to the plurality of control registers. The electronic apparatus also includes a correlation circuit configured to associate at least some of the plurality of portions of data with respective physical addresses of the plurality of control registers based on respective positions of the respective portions of data within the plurality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Ross Malone
  • Patent number: 9336465
    Abstract: In a color printing environment, functions for printing color management are dissociated. An abstraction layer is also provided to facilitate setting and evaluation of all factors relating to color print and prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC.
    Inventor: Luc Choulet
  • Patent number: 9241153
    Abstract: A system adjusts contrast of an anaglyph image and includes a contrast adjuster processor that generates a contrast-adjusted first luma signal and second luma signal and a contrast-adjusted third luma signal from a first input image signal and second input image signal. An upstream summing node determines a first difference between the first luma signal and third luma signal and a downstream summing node subtracts the first difference from the first signal component of the first input signal. A fine adjuster circuit receives a signal for the first difference and applies a fine adjustment as a gain adjustment, an offset adjustment, and a horizontal and vertical shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS ASIA PACIFIC PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Lucas Hui
  • Patent number: 9232894
    Abstract: A remote patient management system comprising a display and a processor. Execution of instructions cause the processor to: determine at least one first boundary value between a safe zone and a warning zone for each of at least one patient vital sign; determine at least one second boundary value between the warning zone and an alert zone for each of the at least one patient vital sign; repeatedly receive the at least one patient vital sign; determine a status value indicating the safe zone, warning zone, or alert zone; calculate a transition risk value; and display a patient status indicator which indicates the status level and the transition risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Aleksandra Tesanovic, Harald Reiter