Graphic Manipulation (object Processing Or Display Attributes) Patents (Class 345/619)
  • Patent number: 10289266
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to methods, systems, and devices for providing data visualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Nina Karapetyan, Artashes Hakobyan
  • Patent number: 10289656
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an equidistant object relocating system that facilitates efficiently and automatically relocating objects within a digital document to an equidistant position relative to other objects. For example, in some embodiments, the equidistant object relocating system identifies a subject object and reference objects, including their positions, within a digital document. Based on the position of the subject object, the equidistant object relocating system generates one or more sets of overlapping objects from the reference objects. In addition, the equidistant object relocating system determines an equidistant position for the subject object based on overlapping objects within the one or more sets of overlapping objects. Further, in these embodiments, the equidistant object relocating system automatically snaps the subject object to the equidistant position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventor: Ashish Ranjan
  • Patent number: 10282691
    Abstract: A method for partitioning a database includes obtaining business dependency between data in a plurality of tables in the database on the basis of a business process associated with the database; generating, on the basis of the business dependency, a dependency graph describing a dependency relationship between the plurality of tables; cutting the dependency graph into at least two sub-graphs; and vertically partitioning the database into at least two parts corresponding to the at least two sub-graphs respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ning Duan, Chun Hua Tian, Ji Zheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10284815
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for provision of video conferencing with, for example, a virtual whiteboard for displaying annotations and streaming of a physical whiteboard, indexing of physical whiteboard content, and compositing and projection of remote whiteboard content onto a local whiteboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Blue Jeans Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashish Nagpal, Alagu Periyannan, Navneet Kumar
  • Patent number: 10281983
    Abstract: A haptic feedback device for providing haptic sensation comprises a haptic feedback interface that includes a plurality of haptic elements. The haptic feedback device detects a plurality of different motion associated with a plurality of objects in an upcoming scene of a video based on a look-ahead buffer of the video played on an external display device or the haptic feedback device. A haptic feedback is determined for the upcoming scene of the video based on the look-ahead buffer of the video and the detected plurality of different motion associated with the plurality of objects. One or more movable haptic cues are generated on the haptic feedback interface using the plurality of haptic elements in synchronization with a current scene played on the external display device or the haptic feedback device, based on the determined haptic feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Alex Hamid Mani
  • Patent number: 10282154
    Abstract: Particular embodiments include receiving, from a client system of a first user, location data that includes a first geographic location of the first user. A search query inputted by the first user at a search interface may be received from the client system. A plurality of second geographic locations matching the search query may be identified. The second geographic locations may be ranked based on a proximity of the respective second geographic location to the first geographic location of the first user and one or more social factors associated with the respective second geographic location. A list of one or more of the second geographic locations may be sent to the client system for display, where the one or more second geographic locations may be presented according to their rankings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Marshall Walkin, Zhen Fang
  • Patent number: 10282467
    Abstract: A text stream having one or more sentences is received, and any number of the one or more sentences are parsed to determine corresponding subject-verb-object (SVO) triples. Each sentence whose corresponding SVO triple contains an identified verb is selected, based on the identified verb, or a lemma of the identified verb, matching a predefined verb. A subject of each selected sentence is identified as an aspect candidate. Each identified aspect candidate is tokenized and normalized. One or more n-grams are generated for each tokenized and normalized aspect candidate. For each generated n-gram, a frequency at which the n-gram is generated is determined. A number of the generated n-grams are selected as aspects based on the frequency with which the number of n-grams are generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Liang Gou, Mengdie Hu, Yunyao Li, Huahai Yang
  • Patent number: 10282071
    Abstract: An application having a graphical user interface is provided for constructing a visualization of an automation system that includes a plurality of objects. The application forms a visualization control that is, in essence, a building block of the visualization of the automation system. The visualization control is associated with an object that includes a reference to a visualization template and properties associated with the object. The object is retrieved from an object storage and, similarly, the visualization template is retrieved form a template storage. The application generates a visualization of the object by mapping its properties to the template. The generated visualization is then assigned to the visualization control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Iconics, Inc.
    Inventors: Vojtech Kresl, Pavel Lederbuch, Petr Balda, Ivo Zeleny, Jaroslav Bauml, Russell L. Agrusa
  • Patent number: 10275148
    Abstract: In an electronic device, a cover page of a first content item is displayed and a first swipe gesture in a first direction is detected. In response to detecting the first swipe gesture, the electronic device transitions from displaying the cover page to displaying the first content item. During the transition, a portion of the cover page and a portion of the first content item are simultaneously displayed. After the transitioning, the first content item is displayed, and a second swipe gesture is detected in a second direction substantially opposite to the first direction. In response to detecting the second swipe gesture, the electronic device transitions from displaying the first content item to displaying the cover page, during which the portion of the first content item and the portion of the cover page are simultaneously displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Michael James Matas, Benjamin S. Langholz, Brian Daniel Amerige
  • Patent number: 10264230
    Abstract: A digital camera is configured to display a continually updated preview image of an observed scene, wherein kinetic objects that appear in the observed scene do not appear in the continually updated preview image. An observed scene includes static objects and kinetic objects. The observed scene is recorded using a digital imaging sensor which forms part of a smartphone. A live camera feed results, the live camera feed comprising a plurality of frames, each depicting the observed scene at a specific time. A median color value is evaluated over m non-consecutive frames captured from the live camera feed. The median color values are used to generate an output feed that is displayed at a reduced frame rate as compared to the live camera feed. The resulting displayed scene includes the same static objects which appeared in the observed scene, but does not include the kinetic objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Ashutosh Sharma, Damanjit Singh
  • Patent number: 10264151
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an obtaining unit that obtains a first classification condition for classifying a document by use of image information of an image formed on the document; an acceptance unit that accepts a second classification condition for classifying the document, the second classification condition being defined by a user; and a classification unit that applies the first classification condition and the second classification condition to the image information based on a predetermined rule of a degree of priority, and classifies the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuya Koyanagi, Kazuhiro Oya, Kunihiko Kobayashi, Shigeru Okada, Shintaro Adachi, Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Akane Yoshizaki
  • Patent number: 10255441
    Abstract: A method of managing an image by an electronic device may include: generating a first encryption image by encrypting a first image; acquiring bitstream data corresponding to a second image related to the first image; generating a changed image by combining at least some of the bitstream data and the first encryption image; and transmitting the changed image to an external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chan-Ho Jung, Han-Gil Moon
  • Patent number: 10257492
    Abstract: An image encoding method includes, for each of left and right images of an image stereo pair, identifying a region of interest (ROI) in an input image, generating multiple representations of that input image such that one representation is a high field of view (FOV) representation including substantially all of the input image and another representation is a low FOV representation having a lower FOV than the high FOV representation and including at least the ROI. The relationship between pixel resolution and image size for the high and low FOV representations is such that, in relation to the ROI, the low FOV representation provides more image detail than the high FOV representation. The method also includes generating one or more multiplexed images by juxtaposing portions of the left and right, high and low FOV representations so as to include all image content thereof in fewer than four multiplexed images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited
    Inventors: Sharwin Winesh Raghoebardajal, Ian Henry Bickerstaff
  • Patent number: 10249100
    Abstract: A method for progressive drape update on avatar morph for a virtual fitting system comprises steps for providing an infrastructured avatar for a three-dimensional body, providing an OBJ avatar, providing a garment, draping the garment on the infrastructured avatar, providing a morphable avatar so as to wrap the infrastructured avatar, performing metamorphosis of the morphable avatar from the infrastructured avatar to the OBJ avatar so as to provide a plurality of transitioning shapes of the morphable avatar, applying physically-based simulation of draping the garment to the plurality of transitioning shapes of the morphable avatar, and displaying the garment draped on the OBJ avatar on the screen of the information processing device using a result of the physically-based simulation of draping with the last frame of the morphable avatar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: PHYSAN, INC.
    Inventor: Bong Ouk Choi
  • Patent number: 10248627
    Abstract: A method for storing an image of a vehicle black box comprises: an image input step for inputting an image through a camera module; a temporary storage step for temporarily storing the inputted image in a temporarily processing unit, which consumes relatively low power, and allowing an event processing unit, which consumes relatively high power, to be in a sleep state or a power-off state; and an event storage step for allowing the event processing unit to be returned from the sleep state or the power-off state and storing in the event processing unit an image for the event from the time of the event occurrence up until before a predetermined time and from the time of the event occurrence up until after a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CENTER FOR INTEGRATED SMART SENSORS FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jin Young Yang, Chai Yeol Rim, Kang Yi, Chong Min Kyung
  • Patent number: 10242280
    Abstract: A system and method provide for determining regions of interest within an image based on viewer interaction with the image. At least one image associated with a location is provided for display in a viewport, and pose data related to user interaction with the at least one image is identified. Weights are assigned to portions of the at least one image based on the pose data, the weights indicating at least a period of time the portion of the at least one image is generally at a center of the viewport. Based on the assigned weights, image regions of interest of the at least one image are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kyle John Krafka, Alan Sheridan
  • Patent number: 10242469
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for providing a presumptive drafting solution. Input from a cursor control device is received, wherein the input reflects a movement in a computer drawing program of a cursor over a drawing having one or more geometric entities (having one or more geometric attributes). In one or more embodiments, a relevant geometric entity is identified based on how the cursor is moved over the drawing. A presumptive drafting solution is then provided based on the identified relevant geometric entity. In addition, prior drawing solutions (having one or more solution attributes) are obtained and compared to the one or more geometric attributes. A drawing solution having one or more solution attributes similar to the one or more geometric attributes may be provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Lee Thompson
  • Patent number: 10242086
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus consistent with the invention provide the ability to organize and build understandings of machine data generated by a variety of information-processing environments. Machine data is a product of information-processing systems (e.g., activity logs, configuration files, messages, database records) and represents the evidence of particular events that have taken place and been recorded in raw data format. In one embodiment, machine data is turned into a machine data web by organizing machine data into events and then linking events together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Baum, R. David Carasso, Robin Kumar Das, Bradley Hall, Brian Philip Murphy, Stephen Phillip Sorkin, Andre David Stechert, Erik M. Swan, Rory Greene, Nicholas Christian Mealy, Christina Frances Regina Noren
  • Patent number: 10229518
    Abstract: Techniques are described to support undo and redo operations in connection with a digital ink canvas on an appliance that can take part in a collaboration amongst multiple appliances that can share content. The digital ink canvas is a digital area that accepts inputs from a user and renders a digital stroke. The described techniques make use of a navigable history palette which includes individual history entries that each provide a visual representation of a state of the digital ink canvas at some point during the collaboration. The history palette provides a navigable user interface instrumentality which permits panning through the history palette to enable user to select a particular visual representation. The digital ink canvas is then returned to the state associated with the selected visual representation. The selected visual representation can be provided across the appliances participating in the virtual collaboration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Prysm, INC.
    Inventor: Dino Cris Carlos
  • Patent number: 10231019
    Abstract: A digital parental controls system and interface that limits media content from being viewed by using a rated numerical value system. Users will be able to block specific offensive content such as nudity without blocking specific content such as violence. This media system will simultaneously work with movies, music and video games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Black Wave Adventures, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel B. Cobb
  • Patent number: 10222954
    Abstract: A display control apparatus for displaying medical image data generates a thumbnail for selecting medical image data, using a reduced image obtained from the medical image data. In the thumbnail, partial areas are set according to anatomical areas obtained from the medical image data. In response to an instruction to select the thumbnail that is displayed, the display control apparatus displays a medical image corresponding to the thumbnail. The display control unit determines a display content of the medical image that is to be displayed on the display unit, based on a designated position in the thumbnail in the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Gakuto Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10222856
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for determining an engagement level of an individual is provided. The present invention may include capturing a plurality of image data depicting a relative location of a user. The present invention may also include identifying an individual within the captured image data. The present invention may further include gathering a plurality of engagement level indicator data associated with the identified individual. The present invention may also include calculating a current engagement level of the identified individual using the plurality of gathered engagement level indicator data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Robert E. Loredo, Sathyanarayanan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10225540
    Abstract: A method for the autostereoscopic representation of images on a display screen includes the steps of selecting a view mode from a plurality of pre-defined view modes; creating a channel mask that defines a number N of channels per segment of the optical plate, wherein N is larger than or equal to the number of views in the selected view mode; providing a texture for each of the N channels; correlating each screen pixel with at least one texture by reference to the channel mask; applying an allocation algorithm for allocating the total of the image information to be displayed at a time to at least two textures such that each texture includes the information for one view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SeeFront GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Grossmann
  • Patent number: 10222857
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for determining an engagement level of an individual is provided. The present invention may include capturing a plurality of image data depicting a relative location of a user. The present invention may also include identifying an individual within the captured image data. The present invention may further include gathering a plurality of engagement level indicator data associated with the identified individual. The present invention may also include calculating a current engagement level of the identified individual using the plurality of gathered engagement level indicator data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Robert E. Loredo, Sathyanarayanan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10217389
    Abstract: Provided are an electronic display device and an information display method of same, the electronic display device enabling recognition by means of a tactile sensation or three-dimensional visual recognition with respect to an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: DOT INCORPORATION
    Inventors: Ju Yoon Kim, Ji Ho Kim, Hyeon Cheol Park
  • Patent number: 10216750
    Abstract: Systems and methods for associating geometry with contextual information are provided. Contextual information includes metadata about the geometry used to represent data in a visualization to improve the functioning of a device providing the visualization. Improved functioning of the device providing the visualization includes providing new features, and more efficient use of device resources for executing legacy features. Annotations may be made via escapes present in the definition of the geometry to be rendered, which are operable to bind portions of the geometry to the represented data. According to aspects, binding data to geometry improves how the visualization is rendered and improves how portions of the geometry are called out for formatting or interactivity. According to aspects, escapes may be ignored, such that their presence does not affect how the geometry is rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Barry Christopher Allyn
  • Patent number: 10217271
    Abstract: A method of compensating for a movement of a head-mounted display (HMD) includes sensing the movement of the HMD, predicting a movement of the HMD based on the sensed movement, projecting and rendering an image based on the predicted movement, re-sensing the movement of the HMD, re-predicting the movement of the HMD based on the re-sensed movement, determining an error value based on a comparison between the predicted movement of the HMD and the re-predicted movement of the HMD, and re-projecting and rendering the image based on the determined error value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAMUSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seokjoong Hwang, Youngsam Shin, Wonjong Lee
  • Patent number: 10218897
    Abstract: A display control device includes a display controller executing display control to display, on a display screen of a display device displaying an image, a whole of a display target image that is to be displayed and that has an aspect ratio differing from an aspect ratio of the display screen, and to display a partial enlarged image, which is obtained by enlarging a partial image corresponding to a part of the display target image and which has a smaller size than the display screen, at a displayed position of the partial image in superimposed relation to the display target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Lyo Takaoka, Takashi Nunomaki, Ryoko Amano, Kenzo Nishikawa, Ritsuko Kano, Tomoya Narita, Shunichi Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10216365
    Abstract: In a synchronization or back-up system that synchronizes and/or back-ups files from multiple computing devices, the present invention provides a method for (1) displaying files from multiple computing devices in a multi-view user interface and (2) enabling content and file operations to be performed on such files through the user interface. The multi-view interface includes a file-system view and one or more media-specific views. In the file-system view files are organized in the same way in which they are organized on the devices on which they are stored. The file-system view in the interface looks essentially the same as the file-system view on client devices. In the file-system view, users can perform file operations on files. In the media-specific view files are organized by media category. In one embodiment of the media-specific view, files are organized by metadata that relates to the files content. In the media-specific view, users can perform content operations on the files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Vivek Patel, Mark C. Dixon, Gibu Thomas, Ashish Chordia, Nichole C. Gabriel
  • Patent number: 10209865
    Abstract: In a synchronization or back-up system that synchronizes and/or back-ups files from multiple computing devices, the present invention provides a method for (1) displaying files from multiple computing devices in a multi-view user interface and (2) enabling content and file operations to be performed on such files through the user interface. The multi-view interface includes a file-system view and one or more media-specific views. In the file-system view files are organized in the same way in which they are organized on the devices on which they are stored. The file-system view in the interface looks essentially the same as the file-system view on client devices. In the file-system view, users can perform file operations on files. In the media-specific view files are organized by media category. In one embodiment of the media-specific view, files are organized by metadata that relates to the files content. In the media-specific view, users can perform content operations on the files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Vivek Patel, Mark C. Dixon, Gibu Thomas, Ashish Chordia, Nichole C. Gabriel
  • Patent number: 10204124
    Abstract: An indexing system indexes data entries in a database and processes queries of the database. The indexing system generates a key database storing keys that each represent a vector of a relative attribute between two data entries. For instance, a temporal distance indicates a relative time between timestamps of events represented by the two data entries. In other embodiments, relative attributes may be based on physical proximity, altitude, semantics, etc. The indexing system may also generate a key space database to enable efficient lookup of events associated with a target entity for indexing new data entries. For example, the indexing system may perform one read operation using the key space database to lookup all events associated with the target entity. Furthermore, the indexing system may determine responses for queries to retrieve events that occurred within a target temporal distance before or after a target type of event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: David B. Hurry, David J. Tabacco
  • Patent number: 10204473
    Abstract: A graphics system for changing images on a gaming machine display, having a transition library of transition types, a graphics engine and a control means. The graphics engine applies a selected transition type from the transition library to at least one of at least two images for determining the way in which a substitution of one of the images by the other of the images occurs and initializes transition data for effecting an incremental substitution of the one image by the other image. The control means modifies the transition data such that, when the selected transition type is being effected, an incremental substitution of at least a part of the one image by the other image occurs serially until the one image has been substituted by the other image on the gaming machine display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Drazen Lenger
  • Patent number: 10201306
    Abstract: A wound image capture method that uses self color compensation to improve color consistency of the captured image and reliability of color-based wound detection. The method uses the skin tone of parts of the patient's own body for color calibration and compensation. In a data registration process, multiple parts of a new patient's body are imaged as baseline images and color data of the baseline images are registered in the system as reference color data. During subsequent wound image capture and wound assessment process, the same parts of the patient's body are imaged again as baseline images, and the wound and its surrounding areas are also imaged. Color data of the newly capture baseline images are compared to the registered reference color data and used to perform color compensation for the wound image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventor: Wei Ming
  • Patent number: 10198424
    Abstract: In a conventional quantitative plan simulation, it is practically impossible to prepare a spreadsheet-type data input template applicable to all types of plans. Thus, a quantitative plan simulation system is required to handle a plurality of spreadsheets containing variously-formatted data. Therefore, the present invention provides a simulation system, a simulation method and a simulation program which are configured to extract a numerical value, a mathematical formula or other kinds of data necessary for a quantitative plan simulation, based on a relevancy among numerical values and mathematical formulas or other kinds of data in a spreadsheet, and perform the quantitative plan simulation based on the extracted numerical values and mathematical formulas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Integratto Inc.
    Inventor: Yasushi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10193818
    Abstract: A method for allocating bandwidths is provided. The method may include: establishing a database storing use records of application services, compiling statistics on attributes and use frequencies of the application services according to the use records, by a network access device; extracting features from the application services; classifying the application services according to the attributes, the use frequencies and the features of the application services, and allocating bandwidths to each of the application services based on the classified classes. An apparatus for allocating bandwidths and a computer storage medium are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Yichao Meng
  • Patent number: 10191636
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to systems, methods, and computer readable medium for mapping particular user interactions, e.g., gestures, to the input parameters of various image processing routines, e.g., image filters, in a way that provides a seamless, dynamic, and intuitive experience for both the user and the software developer. Such techniques may handle the processing of both “relative” gestures, i.e., those gestures having values dependent on how much an input to the device has changed relative to a previous value of the input, and “absolute” gestures, i.e., those gestures having values dependent only on the instant value of the input to the device. Additionally, inputs to the device beyond user-input gestures may be utilized as input parameters to one or more image processing routines. For example, the device's orientation, acceleration, and/or position in three-dimensional space may be used as inputs to particular image processing routines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David Hayward, Chendi Zhang, Alexandre Naaman, Richard R. Dellinger, Giridhar S Murthy
  • Patent number: 10192258
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a method includes the step of obtaining a digital image of an object with a digital camera. The object is identified. A user query is received. The method includes the step of matching, with at least one processor, the user query with at least one manipulable portion of a virtual view of the digital image of the object. The method includes the step of obtaining the at least one manipulable portion from a database of manipulable portions of the object. The method includes the step of integrating the at least one manipulable portion with the virtual view of the digital image of the object, wherein a manipulable portion comprises a region of an augmented-reality element integrated into the virtual view of the digital image of the object, and wherein the augmented-reality element comprises a hyper link to another augmented-reality element comprising a virtual interior view of the object and wherein the camera obtains the predefined user gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Derek A Devries
  • Patent number: 10191894
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates communicating data utilizing a portable device. An interface component can receive annotation data related to a display associated with a portable device. An annotation component can append a screen shot corresponding to the display with the annotated data to create an annotated screen shot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amdi A. Nielsen, Rolf Olsen, Mette G. Munck, Christian Bøgh Jensen, Kristian Torning
  • Patent number: 10191568
    Abstract: An input device include a deformable tip that is adjustable to define a shape tip configuration. Exemplary tip shapes may include multiple types of oil brushes or a Chinese brush, among other alternatives. In some cases, the deformable tip may be more rigid in a jammed tip configuration in which solid particles in a membrane are jammed together using a vacuum pump. In some examples, at least a portion of the deformable tip may be illuminated in a color to be used in the digital painting application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jiawei Gu, Xin Liu
  • Patent number: 10187621
    Abstract: Implementations described herein generally relate to scanning beam display systems and more specifically, to systems and methods for improved image alignment of such scanning beam display systems. The method comprises providing a display system comprising a display screen having a plurality of display screen region each with a corresponding light engine module having a servo laser beam and an excitation laser beam, scanning the servo laser beam of a light engine module in an outer scanning region outside of the light engine module's corresponding display screen region, detecting servo laser beam feedback light to measure an alignment error of the light engine module relative to the light engine module's corresponding display screen region, and adjusting alignment of the excitation laser beam based on the measured alignment error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: PRYSM, INC.
    Inventor: Roger A. Hajjar
  • Patent number: 10185459
    Abstract: A display processing method, a display processing apparatus and an electronic device are described. The display processing method includes obtaining information from a second application when an interface of a first application is displayed in a predetermined region of a display screen of a display device; displaying prompt information on the information, on the interface of the first application; receiving a first operation on the prompt information; dividing the predetermined region into a first region and a second region, in response to the first operation; and displaying at least a part of the interface of the first application in the first region, and displaying an interface of the second application in the second region, wherein the information is displayed in the interface of the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignees: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD., LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yan Gao, Jie Xia, Xiaotian Zhu
  • Patent number: 10180681
    Abstract: A process control monitoring system for a process control plant uses graphic trend symbols to assist in detecting and monitoring trends of process variables within the process control plant. A graphic display application within the process control monitoring system may implement and display each graphic trend symbol to graphically indicate or encapsulate current trend and value information of a process variable within the process control plant. The graphic display application may display the graphic trend symbol in a spatially realistic location within a graphical representation of the process control plant while maintaining the hierarchical structure or each hierarchical level of the process plant. The graphic display application may also include a zoom feature that enables a user to quickly drill down through tend data to obtain more information and to support problem identification and diagnosis tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Maia B. Cook, Daniel I. Manes, Harvey S. Smallman
  • Patent number: 10181361
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems for image registration from multiple sources. A method for image registration includes rendering a common field of interest that reflects a presence of a plurality of elements, wherein at least one of the elements is a remote element located remotely from another of the elements and updating the common field of interest such that the presence of the at least one of the elements is registered relative to another of the elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignees: Help Lightning, Inc., UAB Research Foundation
    Inventors: Marcus W. Dillavou, Phillip Corey Shum, Barton L. Guthrie, Mahesh B. Shenai, Drew Steven Deaton, Matthew Benton May
  • Patent number: 10176555
    Abstract: It is disclosed a method for displaying input image data on a display device. The display device comprises a main display and a border display which at least partly surrounds the main display. The method comprises extrapolating the input image data to obtain extrapolated image data, displaying at least part of the input image data on the main display, and displaying at least part of the extrapolated image data on the border display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Piergiorgio Sartor, Klaus Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 10175868
    Abstract: An object is to effectively use a surface of a display unit of a mobile communication terminal and to appropriately set a detection area according to display modes, thereby allowing a user to perform an operation easily and intuitively. A mobile communication terminal 110 of the present disclosure includes a display unit 214, a screen control unit 240 that displays a plurality of screens arranged on the display unit, a touch detection unit 218 that receives a user input to a surface of the display unit 214 and a detection area setting unit 242 that, when the plurality of screens are arranged on the display unit 214, sets, as a detection area of the touch detection unit 218 that receives an operation to each of the screens, an area corresponding to either one screen according to sizes of the screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Higuchi
  • Patent number: 10169897
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for concurrently displaying an avatar, associated with a user, and a closed form composer graphic on a display. Each different position on the composer graphic provides a different value for a trait associated with the composer graphic. There is displayed on the avatar the trait set at a value associated with a respective position of the composer graphic selected by the user without user intervention responsive to the user selection of the respective position of the composer graphic. The value of the trait that is associated with the position of the composer graphic that was selected by the user is associated with the avatar. This associating displays on the avatar the trait set at the selected value of the trait.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Genies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Geiger, Akash R. Nigam, Evan K. Rosenbaum
  • Patent number: 10169889
    Abstract: A technique is described for analyzing a dataset that includes many dataset objects by generating a hybrid chart. The hybrid chart is a two-dimensional chart that is divided up into multiple segments. Some segments are configured to present a color from a color scale that is used to represent the number of dataset objects that lie within the segment. Other segments are configured to present dataset objects within the segment by plotting the dataset objects. Depending on the number of dataset objects within the segment, one of these two approaches can be used. The chart offers interactivity like zooming and selecting a range of datasets. Furthermore the chart starts by offering a coarse overview while generating views with increasing granularity and more details over time. During this process the chart remains completely interactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Daniel Intoppa
  • Patent number: 10162807
    Abstract: A technique is provided for editing an attachment included in an email message. The attachment is displayed within a message body of the email message and can be edited directly within the message body. Specifically, the technique involves launching a markup application that generates an editable version of the attachment within the message body. The markup application allows a user to make edits to the editable version of the attachment without leaving the email message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Conrad R. Carlen, Terence D. Blanchard, Patrick L. Coffman, Alexandre R. Moha, Evan S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10162592
    Abstract: A method comprising receiving a representation of an image (702), the image being based, at least in part, on at least one operational circumstance, determining a first part of the representation based, at least in part, on a position of a first bead apparatus (704), causing display of the first part of the representation by the first bead apparatus (706), determining a second part of the representation based, at least in part, on a position of a second bead apparatus (708), and causing display of, at least a portion of, the second part of the representation by the second bead apparatus (710) is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Antti Eronen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Juha Arrasvuori, Jukka Holm
  • Patent number: 10147460
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authoring and encoding haptic effects are provided for space-dependent content, such as 360-degree videos, three-dimensional videos, or virtual or augmented reality contents. The systems and methods can generate one or more haptic layers for encoding or modifying haptic effects for the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher Ullrich