Merge Or Overlay Patents (Class 345/629)
  • Patent number: 11182067
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an interactive display overlay system is configured to serve as a gatekeeper for detected inputs on an interactive display screen (e.g., such as an interactive whiteboard or touch screen display) that is displaying a transparent overlay layer over an underlying software application. In various embodiments, the system is configured to detect an input at a particular location on the interactive display screen and determine whether there is a widget at that particular location on the transparent overlay layer before passing the input on to the underlying software application. In particular embodiments, the system is configured to modify inputs detected at the overlay layer that are proximate to a widget to an edge of the widget prior to passing on modified input data to the underlying software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Promethean Limited
    Inventors: Paul Wareing, Chris Hinsley
  • Patent number: 11176880
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a graphics pipeline and a pixel data reordering module. The graphics pipeline is configured to generate a plurality pieces of pixel data of a frame. The plurality pieces of pixel data of the frame are associated with a first order in which the plurality pieces of pixel data of the frame are to be provided to a display panel having an array of pixels. Each piece of pixel data of the frame corresponds to one pixel of the array of pixels. The array of pixels are divided into a plurality of groups of pixels. The pixel data reordering module is configured to cause the plurality pieces of pixel data of the frame to be obtained by the display panel in a second order. The second order is determined based on at least a manner in which the array of pixels are divided into the groups of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN YUNYINGGU TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Jing Gu, Po-Yi Shih
  • Patent number: 11176911
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus capable of displaying an image properly even if an orientation of a display device is rapidly changed, an information processing method, a program, and a head-mounted display. An information processing apparatus for controlling a display section configured to be capable of displaying an image in a displayable area preset in a space by a sequential scanning method includes a setting section and a determination section. The setting section sets the displayable area so as to remain at a certain position in the space. The determination section acquires information about a posture of the display section, calculates a moving direction of the displayable area as viewed from the display section along with a change in the posture of the display section, and determines a main scanning direction of the display section in a direction opposite to the moving direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru Nishibe, Atsushi Ishihara, Hiroyuki Aga, Koichi Kawasaki, Takuya Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11159744
    Abstract: An imaging system includes: a first imaging apparatus including a first imaging element and a first optical system; and a generator that generates an image based on image data acquired from the first imaging element. The first optical system includes a first free-form surface lens that has a shape that allows an image to be formed on the first imaging element such that a resolution is different between a portion of a predetermined region and another portion of the predetermined region, the resolution being defined as a total number of imaging pixels that capture an image within a unit field angle on a horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Aihara, Shigenori Yatsuri, Yoshio Matsumura
  • Patent number: 11150785
    Abstract: An electronic document is obtained as a single unit of display data divided by a display size of a screen into a group of page data sets. A display configured to sense movement of a movable object in a vertical direction relative to the screen is used. The display is configured such that each of the group of page data sets of the electronic document is associated in a sequence with a respective different one of a group of detection levels within a movement detection range of the display. In response to sensing movement using the display, a page data set corresponding to a detection level in the movement detection range is displayed on the screen in accordance with the sensed movement. Display speed changes are automatically adjusted while displaying different ones of the group of page data sets in accordance with a moving speed of the sensed movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Muto, Satoshi Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 11151778
    Abstract: Optimizing the rendering of objects in a Web browser view is described. A Web browser system includes: a processor, a computer readable memory, and a computer readable storage medium associated with a computer device; program instructions of an object model configured to organize objects in layers including a lower layer and one or more higher layers; program instructions of a rendering engine for loading two or more objects from a server into the layers of the object model and for rendering selected objects in a Web browser view; program instructions of an object selection engine configured to select two or more loaded objects in the object model for display in the client browser view; and program instructions of an object deselection engine configured to deselect one or more selected objects in a lower layer that are occluded by one or more objects in a higher layer or above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew S. Feltham, Robert S. Smart, Graham White
  • Patent number: 11144050
    Abstract: A rolling arrangement and a method enable autonomous movement of a device from a first position to a second position along a surface when the rolling arrangement is integrated in the device. The rolling arrangement includes a wireless receiver, a control device, a position acquirer, a driver for driving a rolling element, and a power supply for providing power to the wireless receiver, the control device, the position acquirer, and the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: WHEEL.ME AS
    Inventor: Atle Timenes
  • Patent number: 11145238
    Abstract: A terminal, a method for controlling image graphing of the terminal, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium are provided. The method includes: initiating an image graphing request, and detecting response information of the image graphing request; determining, according to a preset image graphing strategy, whether a target object meets a non-graphing condition, when the response information of the image graphing request is received; skipping an image graphing operation to the target object when the target object meets the non-graphing condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Deliang Peng, Yongpeng Yi, Shengjun Gou, Xiaori Yuan, Gaoting Gan, Zhiyong Zheng, Hai Yang
  • Patent number: 11137878
    Abstract: A fluid timeline social network is provided herein. The fluid timeline social network includes a story database, an image database and a fluid timeline social network application, hosted at least partially on a server computer including a processor and a computer-readable storage medium. The fluid timeline social network application is configured to receive from a user computer device a created story, the created story including at least one of textual information and image information; receive from the user computer device a user-specified date to be associated with the created story; associate the created story with the user-specified date; associate the created story with an actual time and date that the created story is received by the fluid timeline social network application; and provide the story to the story database for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: ALFA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Thinh Tran
  • Patent number: 11129743
    Abstract: An external modelling method, including applying to a nose of initial external shape F0, at least two modelling instruments I, to guide the growth of the nose cartilage and thus obtain a target final external nose shape Ff when the individual has stopped growing, which differs from a natural external shape Fn, which would be obtained naturally in the absence of intervention. A set of modelling instruments is provided, the successive shapes of which are determined to represent an evolving succession of one or more target intermediate shapes F, from the initial external nose shape F0 through to the target final external shape Ff. A method of producing the modelling instruments is provided, during which method, starting from the initial external nose shape F0, a target final shape Ff and at least one target intermediate shape F are determined. The instruments corresponding to each target shape are manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: MCE 5 Development
    Inventors: Marc David Benjoar, Yaël Berdah
  • Patent number: 11126421
    Abstract: An apparatus providing an update for a vehicle includes a plurality of controllers, a communication circuit communicating with a server, a memory configured to store data received from the server, and a control circuit electrically connected to the plurality of controllers, the communication circuit, and the memory. The control circuit is configured to set an order of the update, based on a preset priority and a size of update data, which correspond to each of the plurality of target controllers, when an update for a plurality of target controllers among the plurality of controllers is required, to receive the update data corresponding to each of the plurality of target controllers, from the server using the communication circuit in the set order, and to update the plurality of target controllers in the set order using the received update data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hee Jun Lee, Jae Am Seo, Heok Sang Jeong, Myeong Gyu Jeong, Dong Youl Lee, Soo Yun Kim, Won Ho Shin
  • Patent number: 11125610
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes an electronic device and a method thereof. The electronic device includes a display, an ambient light sensor, and at least one processor, operatively connected to the display and the ambient light sensor. The at least one processor is configured to detect, by using the ambient light sensor, ambient light of the electronic device during a first duration in a state in which the display is turned off, identify a setting for being used for the ambient light sensor, based at least in part on a characteristic of the ambient light, detect, by using the ambient light sensor, ambient light of the electronic device during a second duration based at least in part on the identified setting, and control a function of the display, based at least in part on the characteristic of the ambient light detected during the second duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee Woong Yoon, Jeong-Ho Cho, Jongah Kim, Donghan Lee, Song Hee Jung, Taeho Kim, Jeong-Min Park
  • Patent number: 11122298
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for encoding and/or decoding digital images, wherein the encoding apparatus includes a processor configured for determining weights of a graph related to an image by minimizing a cost function, transforming the weights through a graph Fourier transform, quantizing the transformed weights, computing transformed coefficients through a graph Fourier transform of a graph having the transformed weights as weights, de-quantizing the quantized transformed weights, computing a reconstructed image through an inverse graph Fourier transform on the basis of the de-quantized transformed weights, computing a distortion cost on the basis of the reconstructed image and the original image, generating a final encoded image on the basis of the distortion cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: Sisvel Technology S.R.L., Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (EPFL)
    Inventors: Giulia Fracastoro, Dorina Thanou, Pascal Frossard
  • Patent number: 11115562
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for image processing. An image scaling circuit is configured to receive image data for a plurality of pixels corresponding to a first image. The image data includes color information and a transparency value for each of the plurality of pixels. The image scaling circuit updates the image data by selectively changing the color information for one or more of the pixels based at least in part on the transparency values. In updating the image data, the image scaling circuit may determine contextual information about the first image based at least in part on the transparency values. The image scaling circuit further generates an interpolated image based on the updated image data for the plurality of pixels. For example, the interpolated image may be a scaled version of the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, Chang Qing Zhang
  • Patent number: 11100683
    Abstract: The present application discloses an image processing method and a system thereof. The method and the system may transform a list of color table adjustment parameters into one or more preset texture models, and associate a particular texture model with a particular image through an interactive mode. The method may include: obtaining an image including at least one pixel or voxel, obtaining a texture model, associating the image with the texture model; determining an output color of the at least one pixel or voxel based on the texture model associated with the image; and generating an output image based on the output color. The image processing method and system thereof provided by the present application may effectively improve the adjustment efficiency of the image display effect and the interaction experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenqing Liu, Qi Duan
  • Patent number: 11100687
    Abstract: In an implementation, a presentation program includes a hotspot feature that allows a point in a slide to be designated as a hotspot. Supplemental content may then be associated with the hotspot such that, when the hotspot is invoked in a slide presentation, the supplemental content is surfaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sahil Arora, Virag Shah, Sandeep Kumar Srivastava, Tumu Sree Bharath, Kerry Young, Ravi Kant Rao
  • Patent number: 11086413
    Abstract: A computer system comprises a input device with a scroll wheel and a plurality of control buttons, a display device and a computer input device application program executable on the computer processor configured to manage a multi-level context-dependent cascading menu interface wherein each menu item includes a plurality of wheel-control functions and a plurality of click-commands; specify a plurality of menu operations, a plurality of control-wheel operations and a plurality of command-click operations from the various actions on the input device; move the highlight in the menu structure based on the menu operations; update and display the contents of the highlighted menu item under the active menu layer; change the value of the specified wheel-control function listed for the highlighted menu item when detected a control-wheel operation; trigger the specified click-command listed for the highlighted menu item when detected a command-click operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Yong Wang
  • Patent number: 11080909
    Abstract: An image processing method to reduce access pressure of each image in an image set, where the image processing method includes obtaining a quantity of times each image layer in an image set is accessed, determining one or more first image layers, where a quantity of times the first image layer in the image set is accessed is greater than a first threshold, and the first image layer has at least two child image layers, generating a copy of the first image layer, and modifying some child image layers of the first image layer to child image layers of the copy of the first image layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinhui Cao, Zhe Wang, Jincheng Li
  • Patent number: 11079727
    Abstract: A building management system including one or more circuits configured to receive a selection of an object associated with one of a building system, a piece of equipment, or a space of one or more building systems, one or more pieces of equipment, and/or one or more spaces of a building; determine the one or more pieces of equipment related to the object and/or the one or more spaces related to the object; and generate a graphical user interface illustrating (i) a relationship of the object with (a) the one or more pieces of equipment related to the object and/or (b) the one or more spaces related to the object and/or (ii) a control path between the object and (a) the one or more pieces of equipment related to the object and/or (b) the one or more spaces related to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Ryan A. Piaskowski, Prashant P. Taralkar
  • Patent number: 11068720
    Abstract: The present application provides a live video processing method and apparatus, and a storage medium, where the method includes: obtaining first video information corresponding to a first moment; determining according to the first video information, an identifier of a predicted event corresponding to second video information, displaying, according to the identifier of the predicted event, AR data corresponding to the predicted event in a second video live screen of the second moment. The method and apparatus enhance the enjoyability of the live video, improve the viewing experience of the remote audiences, and increase the intensity of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Yan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11068513
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a method ensures, by a web map tile service, the updated display of features. In this method, a web map tile service database receives a change to a feature on a map and a server system identifies rendered tiles in a cache that are impacted by the change to the feature. The server system invalidates the identified rendered tiles in the cache by, for example, removing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventors: Gary W. Jeter, Mohiddin Baig
  • Patent number: 11067676
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a vehicle computer system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing a set of instructions, and a method for light detection and ranging (Lidar) intensity calibration. The method includes collecting a data set comprising a plurality of raw intensity values output by a channel of a Lidar unit at a particular power level from among multiple power levels at which the channel is capable of operating. The method further includes using a linear model to compute a calibration multiplier and a bias value for the particular power level of the channel. During operation of the vehicle, calibrated intensity values are determined by applying the linear model to subsequent raw intensity values output by the channel at the particular power using the determined calibration multiplier and bias value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Gehua Yang, Michael K. Sergi-Curfman
  • Patent number: 11064265
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for processing media contents. A method for processing media content in a client terminal includes: receiving first information related to a partial media content and a background media content from a managing server, in which the first information includes region information of the partial media content and second information to create the partial media content; creating the partial media content based on the second information; creating an entire media content based on the region information, the partial media content and the background media content; and displaying the entire media content, in which the partial media content includes one of a partial media content object and a function object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Tmax A&C Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jaiho Eum
  • Patent number: 11064136
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable media for synthesizing a virtual window. The method includes receiving an environment feed, selecting video elements of the environment feed, displaying the selected video elements on a virtual window in a window casing, selecting non-video elements of the environment feed, and outputting the selected non-video elements coordinated with the displayed video elements. Environment feeds can include synthetic and natural elements. The method can further toggle the virtual window between displaying the selected elements and being transparent. The method can track user motion and adapt the displayed selected elements on the virtual window based on the tracked user motion. The method can further detect a user in close proximity to the virtual window, receive an interaction from the detected user, and adapt the displayed selected elements on the virtual window based on the received interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrea Basso, Lee Begeja, David C. Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray
  • Patent number: 11057232
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for connecting users and speakers via audio conversations on a mobile application. For example, a method comprises: providing speaker information associated with a speaker, wherein the speaker accesses a mobile application on a first mobile device of the speaker; determining a user accesses a mobile application on a second mobile device of the user; initiating an audio conversation between the speaker and the user; broadcasting, using the one or more computing device processors, on the mobile application, to a listener, a first audio conversation involving the speaker and the user, wherein the listener accesses the mobile application on a third mobile device of the listener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Stereo App Limited
    Inventors: Sergey Frolovichev, Artur Nugumanov, Andrey Ogandzhanyants
  • Patent number: 11049330
    Abstract: Adjusted overlaid images are generated in response to at least one color reference object or color reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Barry David Silverstein, Romain Bachy, Edward Buckley
  • Patent number: 11039883
    Abstract: Methods and system for atrial fibrillation ablations utilizing cardiac mapping based on medical image(s). The methods and system also adapted for any balloon based catheters including cryoballoon catheter, laser balloon catheter, or “hot balloon” catheter, as well as circular catheters. The methods and system includes overlaying of two or more images on top of each other (where the images are of various types or modalities) and aligning the images, where the transparency between the images can be adjusted for navigating and optimal placement of the balloon based catheters or circular catheters. The images include 3-dimensional (3D) volume rendered computed tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance (MR) in segments, where the segments represents anatomical structures in separate digital files, which can be selectively turned ON or OFF. The method and system may also comprise the ability to monitor esophageal temperature, and act on pre-determined levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Birinder R. Boveja, Angely Widhany
  • Patent number: 11039119
    Abstract: A photography system includes a digital camera and a depth and position detection device. The digital camera is configured to capture a digital image of a subject. The depth and position detection device scans the subject and determines three-dimensional locations of the subject and any other objects within the field of view. The depth and position detection device also determines locations of body points of the subject. The depth and position information can then be mapped to the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Shutterfly, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Surma, Jolinda K. Conzemius
  • Patent number: 11037352
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry configured to acquire data of a development-view image of the structural object, display the development-view image of the structural object on a display, receive a drawing of a diagnosis target image indicating a diagnosis target in the development-view image of the structural object, display, on the display, an input screen for inputting assessment-related information including an assessment result of the diagnosis target indicated by the diagnosis target image, and receive an input of the assessment-related information including the assessment result via the input screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kohji Oshikiri
  • Patent number: 11032155
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for generating a multi-layer network map from network configuration data. The method receives network configuration data that defines network components and connections between the network components for a network that spans one or more datacenters. Based on the received network configuration data, the method generates multiple data layers for a multi-layer interactive map of the network. Different data layers include different network components and connections. The method generates a visual representation of the network for each data layer. Each visual representation includes a map of the network at a different level of hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Amardeep Nagarkar, Shivraj Shahajirao Sonawane, Shantanu Kulkarni, Sarat Chandra Annadata, Sachin Mohan Vaidya
  • Patent number: 11029755
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system may include receiving, by a computing device associated with an image processor, a sensor data associated with a user device; generating, by the computing device, light field data based on a predicted behavior determined at least in part by the received sensor data; and communicating, by the computing device, the light field data to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Shopify Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Wade
  • Patent number: 11030816
    Abstract: Provided herein is a control method of an electronic apparatus. The control method of an electronic apparatus includes: detecting a crosswalk from an image data photographed in a camera during a period in which a vehicle is operated; generating an object indicating the detected crosswalk; and outputting the generated object through augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: THINKWARE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ho Hyung Cho
  • Patent number: 11024065
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a process and method running on a computer for creating an augmented image. According to an embodiment, a graphical user interface gathers data that is programmatically analyzed to obtain photographic properties from a first image. Photographic properties are provided to a user for obtaining a second image containing a fiducial mark. The second image is programmatically analyzed to obtain photographic properties. The first image and the second image are programmatically analyzed and processed to produce an augmented image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: William S. Baron, Sandra F. Baron
  • Patent number: 11025892
    Abstract: System and methods for providing simultaneous public and private video, where a private viewer looking through an eye filter perceives the private video while a public viewer not looking through an eye filter perceives the public video. First a public image is generated and linearly polarized. The public image is then modulated to further encode a private image using an additional liquid crystal modulating layer. The modulated public image including the encoded private image is then received and filtered by various embodiments of passive or active eye filters comprising various combinations of spatial, temporal or spatial-temporal filters. The eye filters optionally include identifying means such that the system provides customized private images to selected eye filters. Means for providing private audio simultaneous with the private video are also shown. The system can be implemented as either a display or a projector and used in a destination-wide gaming system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: James Andrew Aman, Delbert Jerard Aman, Jeffrey Paul Cheesman, David James Aman
  • Patent number: 11010966
    Abstract: A system and method for creating enhanced floor plans. The method includes converting visual multimedia content into a plurality of frames, wherein the visual multimedia content shows a site, wherein each frame is a two-dimensional (2D) image showing a portion of the site; generating, based on the plurality of frames, a sparse three-dimensional (3D) model of the site, wherein the sparse 3D model includes a point cloud; geo-localizing the sparse 3D model with respect to a site layout model by identifying a plurality of matching features of the site layout model with respect to the sparse 3D model; and creating an enhanced floor plan based on the geo-localization, wherein the enhanced floor plan includes a plurality of floor plan points of the site layout model associated with respective portions of the sparse 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute
    Inventor: Ardalan Khosrowpour
  • Patent number: 11010176
    Abstract: A data presentation method through augmented reality, system, and computer program product include creating a file container for a presentation that supports raw data embedding and definition of available interactions and levels of confidentiality of information for the presentation, streaming presentation content from the file container to a plurality of augmented reality devices, and generating a personalized individual interactive experience of the presentation content for at least one person wearing an augmented reality device in the plurality of augmented reality devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marco Cavallo, Jenna Reinen, Ravi Tejwani, Aldis Sipolins, Hui Wu
  • Patent number: 11011133
    Abstract: Plural information handling system interfaces with a display through plural display ports result in selection at the display of a display source that presents display information and a display source selection user interface window. An end user seeking to charge a portable information handling system at a display port, such as a USB Type C port, can plug the portable information handling system into the display without disrupting presentation of display information by another information handling system that is interfaced with the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Khang Chian Yong, Vui Khen Thien, Mandy Christina Phelps, Theodore B. Pasquale, Benedict Tiong Chee Tay
  • Patent number: 11003255
    Abstract: A computer system comprises a keyboard with a plurality of touchbands, each of which is a narrow multi-touch touchpad, a display device and a computer touchband device application program executable on the computer processor configured to manage a multi-level context-dependent cascading menu interface wherein each menu item includes a plurality of drag-control functions, a plurality of tap commands and a plurality of submenu items; specify a plurality of menu operations, a plurality of control-drag operations and a plurality of command-tap operations from the multi-touch gestures on the touchbands; move the highlight in the menu structure based on the menu operations and display highlighted menu item contents under the active menu layer; change the value of the specified drag-control function listed for the highlighted menu item when detected a control-drag operation; trigger the specified tap command listed for the highlighted menu item when detected a command-tap operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Yong Wang
  • Patent number: 10999412
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program code are provided. The method comprises: causing display of mediated reality content by one or more displays associated with a device; identifying a further device with which at least a portion of the mediated reality content is to be shared; determining one or more parameters characterizing one or more displays associated with the further device; determining at least a portion of the mediated reality content to be shared with the further device based, at least in part, on the determined one or more parameters; and causing the portion of the mediated reality content to be shared with the further device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Jussi Leppänen, Antti Eronen, Arto Lehtiniemi
  • Patent number: 10991158
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for guiding image capture of a subject by determining a location of the subject and presenting on a display graphical guides representative of perspective views of the subject to be captured. Images of the subject may then be captured and additional graphical guides are presented to the user for display for additional images to be captured. Images may be captured in a predetermined sequence of graphical guides or responsive to a user input or camera information. Captured images may be uploaded to a system for additional processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Hover Inc.
    Inventors: William Castillo, Manish Upendran, Ajay Mishra, Adam J. Altman
  • Patent number: 10986265
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus may include a camera; a storage; a display; and a processor configured to: obtain a three dimensional (3D) coordinate corresponding to a face region of a user included in an image captured by the camera; obtain position adjustment information for adjusting an image capture position of the camera based on a difference between the 3D coordinate of the face region and a reference 3D coordinate stored in the storage; and control the display to provide a guide graphic user interface (GUI) for adjusting the image capture position of the camera based on the position adjustment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byeongwook Yoo, Deokho Kim, Gunill Lee, Wonwoo Lee, Jaewoong Lee, Sunghoon Yim, Jiwon Jeong
  • Patent number: 10979625
    Abstract: A method for editing an image based on artificial intelligence and an artificial intelligence device are disclosed. In the method for editing an image based on artificial intelligence, a recommended photographic composition is created by applying an image acquired by a camera to a pre-trained composition recommendation model, and the image is corrected based on the created recommended photographic composition, whereby it is possible to capture and edit an image at the same time without the trouble of correcting the image after capturing it. One or more of an artificial intelligence device of the present disclosure can be associated with artificial intelligence modules, drones (unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)), robots, augmented reality (AR) devices, virtual reality (VR) devices, devices related to 5G service, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyuho Lee, Jaewoong Jeong, Seunghyun Hwang, Youngman Kim, Sangjun Oh
  • Patent number: 10974148
    Abstract: As a user guide, the state of overlooking a real space including an imaging device and a user is presented by one of two images: an image in reference to the position of the imaging device, or an image in reference to the user's direction. In both images, a rectangle indicative of the imaging device and a circle representative of the user are presented in a manner reflecting the actual positional relations and directions involved. Also presented are an area denoting a play area in the horizontal direction determined by a camera angle of view for example, and an arrow pointing to the direction in which the user is to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shoichi Ikenoue, Tatsuo Tsuchie, Tetsugo Inada, Masaki Uchida, Hirofumi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10977437
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically generating product designs using linked information. According to certain aspects, an electronic device may present a template associated with one or more products. The electronic device may facilitate a search for a desired entity having an associated entity design element, and modify the template by incorporating the associated entity design element. A user may select different functionalities associated with the modified template, including selecting to place a product order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CIMPRESS SCHWEIZ GMBH
    Inventors: Nicholas Richard Swider, Edward James Hammond, Christina Kayastha, Christopher Wai-Lung Kwan, Brian Robert Chitester
  • Patent number: 10971108
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an image display method and apparatus, an electronic device, a VR device, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium. An image display method applied to a VR device comprises: determining an activity state of the VR device according to measurement data of a sensor within the VR device; determining a processing mode of a current frame image to be displayed according to the activity state, wherein the processing mode is one of a flicker suppression process and a forwarding process; and processing the current frame image to be displayed according to the processing mode to obtain a current frame image for a display in the VR device, and sending it to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minglei Chu, Lili Chen, Hao Zhang, Zehua Dong, Guixin Yan, Jinghua Miao
  • Patent number: 10972730
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus of processing cube face images are disclosed. According to embodiments of the present invention, one or more discontinuous boundaries within each assembled cubic frame are determined and used for selective filtering, where the filtering process is skipped at said one or more discontinuous boundaries within each assembled cubic frame when the filtering process is enabled. Furthermore, the filtering process is applied to one or more continuous areas in each assembled cubic frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Hung-Chih Lin, Jian-Liang Lin, Chia-Ying Li, Chao-Chih Huang, Shen-Kai Chang
  • Patent number: 10965929
    Abstract: A video processing device for a mixed reality system is disclosed. A mixed reality system may include a computer system configured to generate a virtual reality video stream and a head mounted device communicatively coupled to the computer system. The head mounted device may include a display, a depth sensor, and a stereoscopic camera system. The video processing device can be communicatively coupled to the computer system and the head mounted device. The video processing device can be configured to employ confidence-based fusion for depth mapping and/or exploit parallelism in high-speed video distortion correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter R. Bellows, Danilo P. Groppa
  • Patent number: 10963324
    Abstract: Methods and systems for predictive execution of microservices. Execution of an application program interface request may entail execution of a plurality of microservices in a series. An events message may be transmitted to an events queue corresponding to the API request. The message may be based on an operating status of one or more microservices. Based on the events message, one or more of the microservices in the series may be configured to perform early execution steps before receiving an internal message from a previous microservice in the series. Such early execution steps may comprise authenticating a user and/or a microservice, retrieving and/or caching data, or the like. The one or more of the microservices may perform subsequent execution steps after receiving an internal message from a previous microservice in the series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Rodney Gallart Acosta
  • Patent number: 10963126
    Abstract: A method and system for element navigation. The method includes: selecting a designated element from a plurality of elements; displaying the designated element on a display; monitoring for a predetermined primary user input from an input module; and upon receiving the predetermined primary user input, displaying an initial set of elements related to the designated element overlaid on the display of the designated element. The system includes: an element display module configured to display a designated element, the designated element selected from a plurality of elements; an input module configured to receive a predetermined primary user input; and a set display module configured to display an initial set of elements related to the designated element upon the input module receiving the predetermined primary user input, the initial set of elements overlaid on the display of the designated element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: D2L Corporation
    Inventor: Colin Heics
  • Patent number: 10958959
    Abstract: In one example, a method performed by a processing system in a telecommunications network includes acquiring live footage of a event, acquiring sensor data related to the event, wherein the sensor data is collected by a sensor positioned in a location at which the event occurs, extracting an analytical statistic related to a target participating in the event, wherein the extracting is based on content analysis of the live footage and the sensor data, filtering data relating to the target based on the analytical statistic to identify content of interest in the data, wherein the data comprises the live footage, the sensor data, and data relating to historical events that are similar to the event, and generating computer-generated content to present the content of interest, wherein when the computer-generated content is synchronized with the live footage on an immersive display, an augmented reality media is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Lee Begeja, Behzad Shahraray, Eric Zavesky