Merge Or Overlay Patents (Class 345/629)
  • Patent number: 10227636
    Abstract: A method for scanning a microarray, including (a) providing a microarray to an optical scanner, wherein the microarray includes a surface having features having different target molecules; (b) scanning the surface in the x or y direction to acquire optical signals from the features at sequential regions of the surface, wherein the focus setting between the optical scanner and the surface is dynamically controlled in real time by repeatedly (i) adding a predetermined focal offset, thereby introducing an error in the focus setting, and (ii) adjusting the focus setting to reduce the error in the focus setting, thereby acquiring the optical signals from different regions at different degrees of focus such that a subset of the regions that are scanned have an introduced focus error; and (c) analyzing the optical signals that are obtained at the different degrees of focus to identify the different target molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: Darren Robert Segale, John A. Moon, Hongji Ren
  • Patent number: 10230905
    Abstract: A system includes a video device for capturing, at a viewing time, a first video image corresponding to a foundation scene at a setting, the foundation scene viewed at the viewing time from a vantage position. A memory stores a library of image data including media generated at a time prior to the viewing time. A vantage position monitor tracks the vantage position and generating vantage position of a human viewer. A digital video data controller selects from the image data in the library, at the viewing time and based on the vantage position data, a plurality of second images corresponding to a modifying scene at the setting, the modifying scene further corresponding to the vantage position. A combiner combines the first video image and the plurality of second images to create a composite image for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Passewall Research LLC
    Inventor: Stuart Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10222948
    Abstract: Disclosed are a multimedia device and a control method therefor. A multimedia device according an embodiment of the present invention may comprise: a display unit; and a control unit for controlling the display unit to display a menu bar on a screen, wherein the menu bar includes a plurality of icons arranged in one direction, and the icons adjacent to each other are displayed while partially overlapping each other. A multimedia device according to another embodiment of the present invention may comprise: a display unit; and a control unit for controlling the display unit to display a menu bar on a screen, wherein the menu bar includes a plurality of icons arranged in one direction, and the control unit sets a fixed area by fixing at least one icon included in the menu bar by a fixing frame, and separates the menu bar into the fixed area and a variable area according to whether the fixing frame exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jaesun Yun
  • Patent number: 10222877
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for presenting a panoramic photo in a mobile terminal, and a mobile terminal. A trigger instruction that is used to instruct the mobile terminal to enter an immersive browsing mode is detected, where the immersive browsing mode is a browsing mode in which a panoramic photo moves as the mobile terminal rotates; and if the trigger instruction is detected, a rotation angle of the mobile terminal is detected and determined, and a panoramic photo that is presented in a normal mode in the mobile terminal is moved and presented according to the determined rotation angle. Using the present disclosure, complexity of panoramic photo browsing can be reduced, which makes it convenient for a user to browse a panoramic photo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaojuan Li, Wenmei Gao
  • Patent number: 10216892
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for interactive vehicle package design includes receiving vehicle occupant package design model data. The vehicle occupant package design model data includes a task to be executed. The method also includes receiving parameters defining a virtual human subject for executing the task. The virtual human subject includes a plurality of degrees of freedom. The method includes determining a plurality of motion descriptors of the virtual human subject including determining a manipulation over time of the degrees of freedom of the virtual human subject during accomplishment of the task, and determining one or more performance metrics based on the motion descriptors. The method further includes generating a visual representation of the vehicle occupant package design model, the virtual human subject, and the task to be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chand T. John, Behzad Dariush
  • Patent number: 10216355
    Abstract: Example systems and methods for virtual visualization of a three-dimensional (3D) model of an object in a two-dimensional (2D) environment. The method may include projecting a ray from a user device to a ground plane and determining an angle at which the projected ray touches the ground plane. The method further helps determine a level for the ground plane for positioning the 3D model of the object in the 2D environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Atheer, Inc.
    Inventor: Milos Jovanovic
  • Patent number: 10217278
    Abstract: Techniques for simulating three dimensional spaces, such as terrain, are disclosed herein. In some cases, a three dimensional volume may be identified and a two dimensional area corresponding to the three dimensional volume may be determined. A plurality of layers may be associated with the two dimensional area, with each of the plurality of layers including at least one third dimension value and at least one layer characteristic. A subset of the plurality of layers, having at least one similar layer characteristic, may be combined into a combined layer associated with the two dimensional area. The association between the two dimensional area and the associated combined layer may then be stored and/or rendered into image data to be presented to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajeev Varma Penmatsa, Jordan Ross Lehmiller
  • Patent number: 10219025
    Abstract: A transmission range determination unit of a video distribution device receives information about a display position for a video gallery display screen from a terminal device and determines, according to the received information, a transmission range for video gallery data in which display images of video data items are arranged, to be a size greater than a possible display range of the terminal device. A video gallery display screen generation unit generates the video gallery display screen in which the display images of the video data items included in the transmission range determined by the transmission range determination unit are arranged according to an arrangement of the display images of the video data items which is defined by the video gallery data, wherein the video gallery display screen generation unit distributes the generated video gallery display screen to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: DWANGO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuo Kawakami, Taihei Hosokawa, Kenichi Miyazaki, Shinya Kuroda, Takashi Kojima
  • Patent number: 10216367
    Abstract: One example includes an automated visualization and interaction algorithm. The algorithm includes processing a configuration file to ascertain definitions associated with a specified visualized dataset, and generating and providing queries to a data management tool via a network service interface based on the definitions to access dataset components from the data management tool. The algorithm also includes generating a dataset layer and assigning a category to the dataset layer based on the dataset components. The algorithm further includes assigning a behavior to the dataset layer based on the dataset components, the at least one behavior defining visual characteristics of the dataset layer, and generating a graphical rendering of the dataset layer based on the dataset components to display the dataset layer as a visualized dataset via a graphical user interface (GUI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dhaval Patel
  • Patent number: 10217036
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an image processing apparatus capable of combining a group element so that a color intended by a user is output ultimately even in the case where flattening is performed on the way of the processing performed on the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takayuki Hitosugi
  • Patent number: 10210641
    Abstract: A method for displaying graphic layers is provided. The method includes: receiving a plurality of graphic layers; assigning sequence numbers to the graphic layers according to an overlay order; assigning a weight value to each graphic layer according to a manner; establishing a layer order according to the sequence numbers and the weight values; and displaying the graphic layers according to the layer order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: VIA ALLIANCE SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanjie Wang, Qian Wang, Chenyang Zhu
  • Patent number: 10212309
    Abstract: A printing device displays a preview image of received image data, receives, based on the previewed image, an instruction to rotate the received image, rotates the received image data based on the received rotation instruction, and prints the rotated image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Kaneda
  • Patent number: 10210666
    Abstract: A method for executing computer instructions for presenting an interactive environment in a head-mounted display (HMD) is described. The method includes identifying content associated with the interactive environment to be presented on the HMD for a user and determining whether an interactive object within the identified content satisfies a threshold for presentation to the user. The method includes augmenting the interactive object with augmentation data. The augmented data acts to change a characteristic of the interactive object. The operation of augmenting the interactive object is performed after determining that the interactive object does not satisfy the threshold for presentation to the user. The augmentation data modifies the interactive object to conform the interactive object to be within the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roger Stafford, Frederick Umminger, Steven Osman
  • Patent number: 10210150
    Abstract: A system for displaying data comprises an interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive an indication of a matrix element for expansion. The processor is configured to provide a matrix for display. The matrix includes a plurality of matrix elements. The processor is configured to provide a modified matrix for display, in the event that the matrix element is selected for expansion. The modified matrix for display includes a matrix element expanded and matrix elements compressed based at least in part on the matrix element selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventor: Christian Robert Pantel
  • Patent number: 10203856
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a controlling method are provided. The display apparatus includes a communication interface configured to receive a plurality of image signals from a plurality of external devices, a display configured to display a screen including a plurality of regions respectively corresponding to each of the plurality of image signals, and a processor configured to, in response to a directional touch gesture being input on the display, select a region from among the plurality of regions based on a direction of a directional touch gesture and control the display to display the selected region as a full screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young-kook Kim
  • Patent number: 10198003
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes at least one imaging device attached to a vehicle and that captures multiple images, and a control circuit that generates a composite image from the multiple images and displays the composite image on a display unit. The vehicle is operated according to a user operation on a portion of the display unit on which the composite image is being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Peter Duerr
  • Patent number: 10193850
    Abstract: When a message contains an actionable request or question the invention measures a time til transmitted reply (TTTR). Replies which contain substantive answers such as dates, decisions, quantities, concurrence, or content are paired with their respective request for each sender-recipient directed dyad. The replies are categorized to the type of action taken in response to the request. The history of each dyad is examined to determine the relative importance each party ascribes to the other and a range of typical TTTR is stored. Questions, directives, and requests are discovered in a message by scanning for deadline words, calendar words, time words, urgency phrases, question words such as who what when, capability syntax, and agreement/disagreement alternatives. A user receives an alert when a response is nearly past a deadline or close to exceeding expected time to reply, immediately upon receipt, or both. An alert offers a potential response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Notion AI, Inc.
    Inventors: Lindsay Snider, Ian Berry, Guy Suter
  • Patent number: 10191540
    Abstract: A blended reality user interface and gesture control system includes one or more sensors, a head-mounted display, and a blending engine. The blending engine is configured to receive a live reality and virtual reality feeds, track movement of a user using the sensors, detect a command based on the tracked movement, blend the live and virtual reality feeds into a blended view based on the detected command, and display the blended view on the head-mounted display. In some embodiments, the blending engine is further configured to detect an amount of head tilt of the user and adjust a blending factor controlling an amount of transparency of the live reality feed within the blended view based on the amount of head tilt. In some embodiments, the blending engine is further configured to detect manipulation of a controller by the user and adjust the blending factor based on the detected manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Rouslan Lyubomirov Dimitrov, Allison Phuong Huynh
  • Patent number: 10192291
    Abstract: A method and corresponding apparatus to perform path rendering include selecting a pixel through which a path passes from among pixels included in a frame, using geometric information of the pixels in the frame. The method and corresponding apparatus include setting sub-samples for the selected pixel, and calculating a winding number of the selected pixel using the sub-samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaedon Lee, Jeongjoon Yoo
  • Patent number: 10175749
    Abstract: A transparent display apparatus is provided. The transparent display apparatus includes a transparent display which displays information, a sensor which senses background information in a first direction, and a controller configured to modify a display state of the displayed information on the transparent display based on the sensed background information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nipun Kumar, Joon-kyu Seo, Yeo-jun Yoon, Young-joon Choi
  • Patent number: 10169548
    Abstract: A method to obfuscate images is provided. The method may include a monitoring engine determining which images and regions of images need to be obfuscated. The method may also include an obfuscation engine determining the proper obfuscation processes in order to optimally obfuscate an image. The method may further include obfuscating the regions of the image based on the determined proper obfuscation processes. The method may also include marking the regions with an identifier representing the obfuscation process used. The method may also include using the identifiers in order to then de-obfuscate the image without a loss of image quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelley L. Anders, Paul R. Bastide, Stacy M. Cannon, Trudy L. Hewitt
  • Patent number: 10171784
    Abstract: A plurality of kinds of color filters are disposed at each of pixels in accordance with a color array of two rows and two columns at a pixel section of a solid state imaging device. A first signal outputting circuit and a second signal outputting circuit each perform an addition read of electrical signals from the pixels of one/the other color included in a line to be read. An addition controlling circuit shifts sampling positions of the pixels which are added at a time of the addition read by a unit of the color array between the first signal outputting circuit and a second signal outputting circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Taku Arii
  • Patent number: 10171788
    Abstract: A method to be performed by a playback device includes determining whether the playback device has a function for converting first graphics in a second luminance range narrower than a first luminance range to second graphics in the first luminance range, when the playback device has the function, converting the first graphics to the second graphics, and displaying a video in the first luminance range with the second graphics being superimposed on the video, and when the playback device does not have the function, displaying the video with third graphics different from the second graphics being superimposed on the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadamasa Toma, Masayuki Kozuka, Hiroshi Yahata, Takahiro Nishi, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: 10165199
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus and an image capturing method are provided. The image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit configured to capture an image; and a controller connected to the image capturing unit, wherein the controller is configured to obtain a background image with depth information, position a three-dimensional (3D) virtual image representing a target object in the background image based on the depth information, and control the image capturing unit to capture the target object based on a difference between the target object viewed from the image capturing apparatus and the 3D virtual image in the background image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xu Zhang, Gengyu Ma, Hui Zhang, Ya Lu, Su-jung Bae, Moon-sik Jeong, Hyeon-hee Cha, Minhyo Jung
  • Patent number: 10162589
    Abstract: There are provided a changed data extracting unit 13 for extracting only changed data to be present data changed from previous data for each of data to be received repetitively from a plurality of portable terminals 200, a block data generating unit 14 for collecting, into one, any of the changed data which are extracted and have the same value, thereby generating block data, and a data transmitting unit 15 for transmitting the generated block data, and only data changed from previous receipt to present receipt in a huge amount of data which are collected from the large number of portable terminals 200 and might be changed moment by moment are extracted as transmitting target data, and furthermore, the changed data having the same value are collected into one and transmitted if any. Consequently, a transmission data volume can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: WingArc1st Inc.
    Inventor: Ko Shimazawa
  • Patent number: 10163229
    Abstract: A data set may be represented by samples of multiple resolutions, such as an image represented by pixels of various resolutions. When such multiple-resolution samples are potentially overlapping, it may be inefficient to render both a lower-resolution sample and also the plurality of higher-resolution samples that overlap the lower-resolution sample. Conversely, it may be more efficient to determine, before rendering a sample representing a particular data unit, whether the sample is overlapped by available higher-resolution samples that represent the same data unit. Techniques are disclosed for making this determination in an efficient manner, and for acting upon the determination to achieve improved efficiency in the rendering of the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Greg D. Schechter
  • Patent number: 10158793
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of processing survey data of an underwater scene comprising acquiring an augmented image of each of a plurality of fields of view within the scene, wherein each augmented image comprises at least a scene image of the scene, a location tag associated with that scene image, and metadata associated with that scene image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Cathx Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Adrian Boyle, Michael Flynn
  • Patent number: 10156907
    Abstract: A device for analyzing the movement of at least one moving element (EM), provided, for at least one moving element, with first means (DET1) for determining the orientation of a moving coordinate frame (Rm) connected in motion to the moving element (EM), with respect to a reference coordinate frame (Rr), including second means (DET2) for determining at least one locus of points (Tx, Ty, Tz) of at least one surface from at least one respective direction of an oriented axis (x, y, z) of the moving coordinate frame (Rm) connected in motion to the moving element (EM) and said surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventor: Yanis Caritu
  • Patent number: 10158805
    Abstract: An image display method and an electronic device adapted thereto are disclosed herein. The electronic device includes a plurality of cameras, a display for displaying one or more preview images captured by at least one of the plurality of cameras, and a controller, which may execute the method including displaying a first layout and a second layout, the first layout including a first subject captured within a first image from a first camera, and the second layout including a second subject captured within a second image from a second camera, and adjusting at least one of the displayed first and second layouts, according to attributes of each of the first subject and the second subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minkyung Hwang, Jeonghyun Pang, Saemee Yim
  • Patent number: 10152175
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for selective area scanning, touch scanning, and/or reporting of touch screen contacts in electronic touch sensitive devices. The selective area scanning can be used to only scan a specific section of a touch screen area, the selective touch scanning can be used to scan only for specific touches or input sources on a touch screen, and the selective reporting can be used to selectively report only desired contacts to a device processor and reject all other contacts. Multiple selective scan areas can be provisioned, with each discrete area customizable with respect to location, size, accepted touch types and/or reporting criteria. In some cases the user can configure some or all of these selective screen features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Nook Digital, LLC
    Inventor: Songan Andy Chang
  • Patent number: 10146562
    Abstract: A computerized method for modifying an icon image, comprising retrieving an original icon image of an operating system, combining the original icon image with sub-images thus forming a combined icon image, and replacing the original icon image with the combined icon image, wherein the method is performed on an at least one computerized apparatus configured to perform the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: VARONIS SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ohad Korkus, Saar Benodiz
  • Patent number: 10147210
    Abstract: Described are systems and techniques to generate data for display to present visualizations of data acquired from sensors in a facility. The data visualizations may be used to develop, configure, administer, or otherwise support operation of the facility. In one implementation, the visualization may include a view incorporating aggregated images acquired from multiple cameras, depth data, tracking information about objects in the facility, and so forth. An analyst may use the data visualization to determine occurrence of an action in the facility such as a pick of an item, place of an item, what item was involved with an action, what user was involved with the action, and so forth. Based on the information presented by the data visualization, changes may be made to data processing parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nishitkumar Ashokkumar Desai, Frank Florian Liberato, Jr., I-Hung Wang, Daniel Bibireata, Muralidhar Koka
  • Patent number: 10147160
    Abstract: An image management apparatus controls a display of a captured image, the apparatus being connected to a communication terminal through a network. The apparatus includes a receiver and circuitry. The receiver receives, from the communication terminal, an instruction for displaying a drawn image drawn by a user on a captured image while the captured image is being displayed to the user, the captured image being a full spherical panoramic image. The circuitry generates an attachment image containing the drawn image, and attaches the attachment image containing the drawn image to the captured image, the attachment image containing the drawn image being a planar image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Mitsui, Tatsuya Nagafuchi
  • Patent number: 10146323
    Abstract: A wearable computing device such as a head-mounted display (HMD) may be equipped with a magnetometer for detecting presence and motion of a hand-wearable magnet (HWM). The HMD may analyze magnetic field measurements of the magnetometer to determine when the HWM moves within a threshold distance of the magnetometer, and may thereafter determine one or more patterns of motion of the HWM based the magnetic field measurements. The HMD may operate in a background detection state in order to determine a background magnetic field strength and to monitor for magnetic disturbances from the HWM. Upon occurrence of a trigger event corresponding to magnetic disturbance above a threshold level, the HMD may transition to operating in a gesture detection state in which it analyzes magnetometer measurements for correspondence with known gestures. Upon recognizing a known gesture, the HMD may carry out one or more actions based on the recognized known gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Edward Keyes, Michael Patrick Johnson, Thad Eugene Starner
  • Patent number: 10140768
    Abstract: A head mounted display, includes an image display unit enabling the user to visually recognize the virtual image, and an augmented reality processing unit causing the image display unit to form the virtual image including a virtual object displayed additionally to a real object actually existing in the real world, in which the augmented reality processing unit causes the virtual image including the virtual object in a first display aspect to be formed, and then causes the virtual image including the virtual object in a second display aspect to be formed after a predetermined retention time period has elapsed, and in which a degree of the visibility hindrance of the virtual object in the second display aspect for the real object is lower than a degree of the visibility hindrance of the virtual object in the first display aspect for the real object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsunori Takahashi, Masahide Takano, Kaoru Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10140915
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display device, a display system and a display method. The display device includes a driver circuit, a display panel, and an interference unit arranged at a display side of the display panel. The driver circuit is configured to drive the display panel to display an image, and a time period for each frame of the image includes a display period and an interference period. During the display period, the interference unit is in a transparent state so as to enable light beams from the display panel to pass through the interference unit, and during the interference period, the interference unit is in an interference state so as to interfere with the light beams from the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunbing Zhang, Xianjuan Zhan, Yichiang Lai
  • Patent number: 10140773
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, and other techniques for placing and rendering virtual objects in three-dimensional environments. The techniques include providing, by a device, a view of an environment of a first user. A first computing system associated with the first user receives an instruction to display, within the view of the environment of the first user, a virtual marker at a specified position of the environment of the first user, the specified position derived from a second user's interaction with a three-dimensional (3D) model of at least a portion of the environment of the first user. The device displays, within the view of the environment of the first user, the virtual marker at the specified position of the environment of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Sunny Webb, Joshua Opel, Theo E. Christensen
  • Patent number: 10134194
    Abstract: Marking up an image corresponding to a scene viewed by a user includes receiving the image at a mobile device from a device other than the mobile device, creating a marked up image by annotating the image using markup software running on the mobile device, and saving the marked up image. Marking up an image corresponding to a scene viewed by a user may also include capturing the image using a wearable augmented reality device and transferring the image from the wearable augmented reality device to the mobile device. The wearable augmented reality device may be smart glasses. Marking up an image corresponding to a scene viewed by a user may also include supplementing the marked up image with a portion of a map indicating where the image was captured. The marked up image may be a still image or a video image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: EVERNOTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Braeden Kepner, Brian Griffey
  • Patent number: 10136003
    Abstract: Upon detecting an internal error, an image forming apparatus displays a 2-dimensional code obtained by encoding guide data corresponding to an error type of the detected internal error, the guide data indicating (a) a distance and a direction to a guide object and (b) a guide text. A mobile terminal apparatus (a) photographs the 2-dimensional code, (b) decodes the photographed 2-dimensional code to guide data, (c) detects a direction of the mobile terminal apparatus using a direction detecting device, and (d) displays a scene image being photographed by an imaging device and notifies a user of a location of the guide object by displaying a guide marker with the guide text onto the scene image, the guide marker corresponding to (dl) a difference between the detected direction of the mobile terminal apparatus and the direction to the guide object and (d2) the distance to the guide object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenta Nakatsu
  • Patent number: 10127211
    Abstract: A system determines whether to restrain collection of data entered into an input control by generating an overlay input field for capturing data entered by a user in response to determining that the collection of data is to be restrained. The data may be edited by the user, via the overlay input field, prior to the user submitting the data to the input control. The system submits the data captured in the overlay input field to the input control. The editing performed by the user within the overlay input field restrains collection of data by input controls that auto stream data as the data is entered into the input control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Robert E. Loredo
  • Patent number: 10124574
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, when there is no leaf object striding over a boundary of two leaf rolls in a leaf image, a leaf image generating section performs processing for dividing first leaf image in first print data for leaves and a second leaf image of second print data for leaves at the boundary, replacing one of divided leaf images with one of other divided leaf images that hold the boundary between the first leaf image and the second leaf image to generate a first combined-leaves image and a second combined-leaves image, and rotating the second combined-leaves image at a predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Koichi Ono
  • Patent number: 10127213
    Abstract: A system determines whether to restrain collection of data entered into an input control by generating an overlay input field for capturing data entered by a user in response to determining that the collection of data is to be restrained. The data may be edited by the user, via the overlay input field, prior to the user submitting the data to the input control. The system submits the data captured in the overlay input field to the input control. The editing performed by the user within the overlay input field restrains collection of data by input controls that auto stream data as the data is entered into the input control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Robert E. Loredo
  • Patent number: 10127188
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for improving the usability of a calendar application. A calendar client agent receives calendar information, such as meetings, appointments, vacations, tasks, etc. from various systems, such as an electronic mail system, a social networking system, an instant messaging system and a wiki. The calendar client agent evaluates the retrieved calendar information with respect to a set of presentation rules. The calendar client agent then presents the retrieved calendar information in a horizontal bar (also referred to as a “calendar bar”) in the calendar application over a duration of time (e.g., twelve hours of the current day) in relation to the set of presentation rules. In this manner, the user will be able to more easily ascertain which events or activities are scheduled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Andrew E. Davis, Margo L. Ezekiel, Leah A. Lawrence, Katherine M. Parsons, Jodi Rajaniemi
  • Patent number: 10120884
    Abstract: A database for creating orthomosaics, where the database is tailored to retrieve the most recent imagery for each pixel, in an efficient manner that partitions the orthomosaic into sufficiently small chunks that can each be quickly processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Swanson
  • Patent number: 10115181
    Abstract: A method of assembling a tile map can include assigning each tile in a plurality of tiles to one or more color groups in correspondence with a measure of a color profile of the respective tile: A position of each tile in relation to one or more neighboring tiles can be determined from a position of a silhouette corresponding to each respective tile in relation to one or more neighboring silhouettes within a set containing a plurality of silhouettes. The plurality of tiles can be automatically assembled into a tile map, with a position of each tile in the tile map being determined from the color group to which the respective tile belongs and the determined position of the respective tile in relation to the one or more neighboring tiles. Tangible, non-transitory computer-readable media can include computer executable instructions that, when executed, cause a computing environment to implement disclosed methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ross R. Dexter, Timothy R. Oriol, Clement P. Boissiere, Tyler L. Casella, Norman N. Wang
  • Patent number: 10115356
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a liquid crystal display (LCD). The LCD can include a first LCD panel, a second LCD panel stacked on the first LCD panel, and a data processor that generates, based on an external input image signal, a first image data for the first LCD panel and a second image data for the second LCD panel. The data processor may further include a memory storing a position of a defective pixel of a white spot and a controller changing a gray scale level of a first pixel using the position of the defective pixel, the first pixel at least partially overlapping the position of the defective pixel, wherein the defective pixel is in the first LCD panel and the first pixel is in the second LCD panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenta Endo, Kazuhiko Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10110867
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for displaying a combined image based on a cost function. In use, two or more source images are loaded and a first blend weight is initiated associated with the two or more source images. Next, a first combined image from the two or more source images and a cost function for the first combined image is computed. It is determined whether the cost function is substantially minimized, wherein if the cost function is not substantially minimized, the first blend weight is updated to substantially minimize the cost function, the first combined image is updated based on the updated first blend weight, and the user interface element associated with the updated first combined image is updated. A display then displays the first combined image based on the first blend weight and a user interface element associated with the first combined image. Additional systems, methods, and computer program products are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: DUELIGHT LLC
    Inventors: William Guie Rivard, Adam Barry Feder, Brian J. Kindle
  • Patent number: 10108437
    Abstract: Example embodiments herein include a process executing in a browser that obtains a video editor application over a network. After obtaining the video editor application, a configuration process associated with the video editor application obtains a configuration file over the network. The configuration file identifies operable characteristics of the video editor application to be enabled for use by a corresponding user viewing the browser. The configuration process associated with the video editor application running on the browser executes the instance of the video editor application in accordance with the configuration file obtained over the network. Creation, maintenance, and distribution of different configuration files for different contexts enables the same video editor application running on corresponding remote browsers to be selectively configured in one of many different ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Geoffrey King Baum, Lalit Balchandani
  • Patent number: 10109094
    Abstract: Example embodiments described herein pertain to a geospatial interface system configured to cause display of geospatial data within a graphical user interface at a client device, receive data points from multiple data sources, unify the data points, and present the unified data points as interactive graphical elements within the graphical user interface, in a presentation layer separate from the geospatial data. In example embodiments, the geospatial interface system may be or include a group of one or more server machines configured to provide one or more geospatial data display, indexing, and management services. A client device may accordingly display a graphical user interface generated by the geospatial interface system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Hong
  • Patent number: 10102660
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-program product for real-time virtual 3D reconstruction of a live scene in an animation system. The method comprises receiving 3D positional tracking data for a detected live scene by the processor, determining an event by analyzing the 3D positional tracking data by the processor, comprising steps of determining event characteristics from the 3D positional tracking data, receiving pre-defined event characteristics, determining an event probability by comparing the event characteristics to the pre-defined event characteristics, and selecting an event assigned to the event probability, determining a 3D animation data set from a plurality of 3D animation data sets assigned to the selected event and stored in the data base by the processor, and providing the 3D animation data set to the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Virtually Live (Switzerland) GMBH
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Hugel, Florian Struck