Merge Or Overlay Patents (Class 345/629)
  • Patent number: 9841880
    Abstract: We disclose a system, method and software product for generating custom badges by users. A website presents to the user a badge creating dashboard, predefined color themes, predefined image frames, an badge editing canvas and image transformation tools. A user enters a user chosen image into the badge creating canvas. The user chooses a color theme and uses the image transformation tools to select portions of the image for viewing, and arranges the image in the image canvas for viewing. When the user is satisfied with the badge preview, the user sends a save request which is transferred from the browser to a server. The server generates the custom badge by applying the user chosen theme to the user chosen image. The custom badge is then saved for future retrieval by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: RedCritter Corp.
    Inventor: Robert M Beaty
  • Patent number: 9842573
    Abstract: An apparatus for Gaussian filtering includes an image buffer for generating mask region data which includes pixel values of pixels located on a mask in an input image, and a Gaussian filter core for arranging the mask region data to generate pixel array values referring to an index array corresponding to a size of the mask, and applying Gaussian filtering to the pixel array values to generate Gaussian filtering values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Hyuk Kim
  • Patent number: 9836857
    Abstract: The application discloses an information exchange method and an information exchange system, the method including: overlaying at least one decoding template onto an encoded pattern in at least one eye fundus of a user, to obtain a recovery pattern presented in the at least one eye fundus of the user, where the recovery pattern corresponds to an original pattern of the encoded pattern, and the at least one decoding template corresponds to at least one encoder used when the encoded pattern is obtained. According to the technical solutions of the embodiments of this application, an encoded pattern is decoded by overlaying a decoding template to an encoded pattern in at least one eye fundus of a user, so that a specific user can conveniently and intuitively see information hidden in the encoded pattern directly on the spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lin Du
  • Patent number: 9830474
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: receiving, by a user device, a selection for content having sensitive information; generating, by the user device, an encrypted object; concealing, by the user device, the sensitive information by overlaying the encrypted object over the sensitive information; presenting, by the user device, the content with the concealed sensitive information on a display of the user device; authenticating, by the user device, a registered wearable computing device; and outputting, by the user device, the sensitive information to the registered wearable computing device for display within the wearable computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vijay Kumar Anantapur Bache, Vijay Ekambaram, Saravanan Sadacharam
  • Patent number: 9830889
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to provide a method and system for automatically applying artificial limits to display resolutions in a computing system to improve performance. Embodiments are described herein that automatically limits the display resolution of an application executing in a discrete graphics processing unit operating from configurations with limited means of data transfer to the system memory. By automatically limiting the resolution in certain detected circumstances, the rate of generated graphics data may be dramatically increased. Another embodiment is also provided which allows for the automatic detection of an application's initialization and pro-actively limiting the user-selectable resolutions in which the output of the application may be displayed in to a maximum resolution calculated for optimal performance. The application's termination is also detected, whereupon a comprehensive list of supported resolutions becomes available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Franck Diard, Ganesh Kadaba
  • Patent number: 9832485
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for coding coefficients of a video block having a non-square shape defined by a width and a height, comprising coding one or more of x- and y-coordinates that indicate a position of a last non-zero coefficient within the block according to an associated scanning order, including coding each coordinate by determining one or more contexts used to code the coordinate based on one of the width and the height that corresponds to the coordinate, and coding the coordinate by performing a context adaptive entropy coding process based on the contexts. Also disclosed are techniques for coding information that identifies positions of non-zero coefficients within the block, including determining one or more contexts used to code the information based on one or more of the width and the height, and coding the information by performing a context adaptive entropy coding process based on the contexts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Joel Sole Rojals, Rajan Laxman Joshi, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 9830128
    Abstract: According to an illustrative embodiment, an information processing apparatus is provided. The information processing apparatus includes a communication device to receive plural pieces of tag information corresponding to respective positions within a target area, the target area having a position defined by the position of the apparatus; and an output device to output a plurality of sounds such that for each sound at least a portion of the sound overlaps with at least a portion of another of the sounds, each of the sounds being indicative of a respective piece of tag information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Maki Mori, Shunichi Kasahara, Osamu Shigeta, Seiji Suzuki, Ryo Fukazawa
  • Patent number: 9832371
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an imaging unit configured to image an object and output a captured image, a face recognition unit configured to recognize a face included in the captured image and detect a direction and a position of the recognized face, and a group detection unit configured to detect a group formed by the faces included in the captured image based on directions and positions of two faces being adjacent to each other among the faces included in the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Mizuki Ohara
  • Patent number: 9818224
    Abstract: Techniques are described for generating a composite image that depicts a first object with a second object. Two-dimensional images of the first object are captured, along with depth information that includes three-dimensional coordinates of points on the surface of the first object. Based on the depth information, a polygonal model may be determined for the first object including color information determined from the images. The polygonal model of the first object may be placed with a polygonal model of the second object in a virtual scene, and ray tracing operations may generate a plurality of pixels for the composite image. In cases where the first object represents a user and the second object represents a product, the composite image may provide a substantially realistic preview of the user with the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Connor Spencer Blue Worley, Devin Bertrum Pauley
  • Patent number: 9812046
    Abstract: A mixed reality accommodation system and related methods are provided. In one example, a head-mounted display device includes a plurality of sensors and a display system for presenting holographic objects. A mixed reality safety program is configured to receive a holographic object and associated content provider ID from a source. The program assigns a trust level to the object based on the content provider ID. If the trust level is less than a threshold, the object is displayed according to a first set of safety rules that provide a protective level of display restrictions. If the trust level is greater than or equal to the threshold, the object is displayed according to a second set of safety rules that provide a permissive level of display restrictions that are less than the protective level of display restrictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Latta, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew
  • Patent number: 9811913
    Abstract: A method for registering a three-dimensional image data record of a target region of a patient with a two-dimensional x-ray image is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Anja Borsdorf, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 9805017
    Abstract: A spreadsheet to web page conversion system and method is disclosed for remotely programming and configuring control and monitoring devices. The approach is based on receiving a web page from a monitoring device via a configuration computer. The web page includes data that is arranged in rows and columns, with each row corresponding to an object and each cell in each row corresponding to a property of the object. The computer is configured to receive a user selection of data in the web page. The selected data may then be enumerated by the monitoring device and sent to the computer. The computer may receive the enumerated properties of the objects and copy them from the web page to a temporary memory space on the computer. The computer may then paste the copied data from the temporary memory space into a spreadsheet application running on the computer for revision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin D. Krueger
  • Patent number: 9807365
    Abstract: A method and system for registering data by first acquiring the data from a scene by a sensor at different viewpoints, and extracting, from the data, three-dimensional (3D) points and 3D lines, and descriptors associated with the 3D points and the 3D lines. A first set of primitives represented in a first coordinate system of the sensor is selected, wherein the first set of primitives includes at least three 3D points. A second set of primitives represented in a second coordinate system is selected, wherein the second set of primitives includes any combination of 3D points and 3D lines to obtain at least three primitives. Then, using the first set of primitives and the second set of primitives, the 3D points are registered with each other, and the 3D points with the 3D lines to obtain registered primitives, wherein the registered primitives are used in a simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Esra Cansizoglu, Yuichi Taguchi, Srikumar Ramalingam
  • Patent number: 9804690
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method monitors a video-based graphic. The method includes displaying a video-based graphic. A position of a pointer interaction is monitored. The method includes determining a designation of a pixel of the video-based graphic at a location of the pointer interaction. An action is performed based on the designation of the pixel of the video-based graphic at a location of the pointer interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Anthony Deguzman
  • Patent number: 9799147
    Abstract: A computer enabled method teaching a relation of two-dimensional depictions with three dimensional objects is provided. Users employ printed line drawings having sections thereon which may be colorized by the user. The colorized line drawings may then be electronically imaged and positioned upon video depictions of the three dimensional object as a viewable guide to the user during colorization of a physical rendition of the three dimensional object. The system may employ product packaging as the three dimensional object to defray costs and for contests and product promotion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Marwan Chehadeh
  • Patent number: 9799374
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for new analytic pathways for collecting information regarding video playback by human (and automated) users. This is achieved in part by placing certain elements (Vixels) within the code of a video file prior to it being uploaded by a user who shares the video. Whenever and wherever the video is played, whether it is streamed once, downloaded and played several times thereafter, or played for a mass audience, the analytic pathway is triggered each and every time the video file is played because the elements triggering the collection of analytics exist in the video file itself. By embedding Vixels into video files at or before upload, the analytics mechanisms are triggered by the embedded Vixel regardless of how, where, when, and by whom the video is played back, forming the framework for a simpler and more accurate analytics network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: WHITE OPS, INC.
    Inventor: Tamer Hassan
  • Patent number: 9800919
    Abstract: A method of reproducing a streaming video received from a source device is provided. The method including reproducing, by a sync device, a first streaming video representing an image on a screen of the source device, the first streaming video being reproduced using a full screen player, when a partial area of the image on the screen of the source device changes, receiving, from the source device, a second streaming video including change information about the partial area, determining a partial screen player to reproduce the second streaming video, and reproducing the second streaming video in an area of a screen of the sync device which corresponds to the partial area of the image on the screen of the source device, the second streaming video being reproduced using the partial screen player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seong-il Hahm
  • Patent number: 9792587
    Abstract: An online platform for design, creation, maintenance, and information sharing of a garden is disclosed. A user interface is generated for receiving information from a user relating to a garden. In response to receiving information from the user, a selection of plant varieties is generated based on garden geotagging and environmental information. At least one, dynamically maintained plant database of user created garden knowledge is provided. Identification searches are performed by using geometry-based botanical properties in a visual search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: GREAT WEB GARDEN SHARE, INC.
    Inventors: Esteban A. Caraballoso, Nicholas B. Lawing
  • Patent number: 9785696
    Abstract: Systems and methods can identify potential entities from facts generated from web-based sources. For example, a method may include generating a source data graph for a potential entity from a text document in which the potential entity is identified. The source data graph represents the potential entity and facts about the potential entity from the text document. The method may also include clustering a plurality of source data graphs, each for a different text document, by entity name and type, wherein at least one cluster includes the potential entity. The method may also include verifying the potential entity using the cluster by corroborating at least a quantity of determinative facts about the potential entity and storing the potential entity and the facts about the potential entity, wherein each stored fact has at least one associated text document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Oksana Yakhnenko, Norases Vesdapunt
  • Patent number: 9785327
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for controlling a perceived brightness of an electronic document. In one implementation, the electronic document may be displayed on a touch screen of a terminal. A graphical object may be displayed in front of the electronic document. The terminal may detect a gesture on the touch screen and control the perceived brightness of the electronic document by adjusting an opacity of the graphical object based on the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Lexcycle, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Prud'Hommeaux, Augustus A White
  • Patent number: 9779554
    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 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roger Stafford, Frederick Umminger, Steven Osman
  • Patent number: 9779553
    Abstract: This invention is a system and method for defining a location-specific augmented reality capability for use in portable devices having a camera. The system and method uses recent photographs or digital drawings of a particular location to help the user of the system or method position the portable device in a specific place. Once aligned, a digital scene is displayed to the user transposed over (and combined with) the camera view of the current, real-world environment at that location, creating an augmented reality experience for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Membit Inc.
    Inventors: John Christopher Byrne, Andrew Herbert Byrne, Jennifer Mary Byrne
  • Patent number: 9781358
    Abstract: In the broadcast video environment, it may sometimes be necessary to switch between 12G-SDI, which is a 12 Gbps interface on a single link, and quad-link 3G-SDI, which uses four 3 Gbps physical links. A routing switcher is disclosed herein that routes 12G-SDI signals between input ports and output ports. However, the apparatus also has the capability to receive quad-link 3G-SDI signals at its input ports and internally convert from quad-link 3G-SDI to 12G-SDI. The apparatus also has the capability to internally convert a 12G-SDI signal into a quad-link 3G-SDI signal for output on its output ports. Additional processing, such as link healing and/or deskewing of incoming quad-link 3G-SDI signals may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: ROSS VIDEO LIMITED
    Inventors: Donald Mark Sizemore, Jonathan Todd Riggs, Scott Raymond Kaneta, Christopher Jason Williams
  • Patent number: 9772686
    Abstract: An imaging display apparatus, includes: display means for image display; first image signal generation means for generating a display image signal based on a captured image signal captured by an imaging section with a field of view direction of a user being a direction of an object; second image signal generation means for generating a display image signal of an image different from an image of the display image signal generated by the first image signal generation means; and control means for allowing, simultaneously on the display means, display of the image of the display image signal generated by the first image signal generation means and display of the image of the display image signal generated by the second image signal generation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Masaaki Tsuruta, Taiji Ito, Masamichi Asukai
  • Patent number: 9772812
    Abstract: This application describes techniques for determining a constituency and a layout of a group of devices within an environment. By determining the devices that form the group, as well as the positions of these devices relative to one another, the group of devices may be used to more intelligently output content within the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger Robert Webster
  • Patent number: 9773323
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a digital imager using a sequence of P input images, to which images a calibrating image is applied to obtain a sequence of P output images is provided. The calibration is performed by updating the calibrating image by estimating, in an iteration n, n being an integer higher than or equal to 1, an image representative of the calibrating image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: TRIXELL
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Vignolle
  • Patent number: 9773473
    Abstract: A system, computer-readable medium, and method are provided for generating images based on adaptations of the human visual system. An input image is received, an effect provoking change is received, and an afterimage resulting from a cumulative effect of human visual adaptation is computed based on the effect provoking change and a per-photoreceptor type physiological adaptation of the human visual system. The computed afterimage may include a bleaching afterimage effect and/or a local adaptation afterimage effect. The computed afterimage is then accumulated into an output image for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Orazio Gallo, Kari Antero Pulli, David Edward Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9769548
    Abstract: A method includes coupling an adapter device to a field instrument in an industrial control system to provide a wireless communication capability to the field instrument. The method also includes connecting a first wire and a second wire of the adapter device to a positive wire of a current loop connected to a positive terminal of a communication module of the field instrument. The method also includes connecting a third wire and a fourth wire of the adapter device to a negative wire of the current loop connected to a negative terminal of the communication module of the field instrument. The method also includes disconnecting the positive wire of the current loop between the first wire and the second wire and the negative wire of the current loop between the third wire and fourth wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony F. Digiulian
  • Patent number: 9767590
    Abstract: The present techniques relate to transforming a multi-frame asset, such as a time-lapse video or panoramic view, into a single image. The technique generally involves displaying a frame from the multi-frame asset on a display, and compressing the multi-frame assent into a single image based on a relation of pixel locations on the display to a path disposed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Gael Jaffrain
  • Patent number: 9757087
    Abstract: A surgical instrument navigation system is disclosed that allows a surgeon to invert the three-dimensional perspective of the instrument to match their perspective of the actual instrument. A data processor is operable to generate a three-dimensional representation of a surgical instrument as it would visually appear from either of at least two different perspectives and to overlay the representation of the surgical instrument onto an image data of the patient. The image data and the representations can be displayed on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Simon, Greg Rutz, Monish Rajpal, Gordon Goodchild, Michael Haas
  • Patent number: 9760581
    Abstract: Multiple partial-image selections are received. Each of the multiple partial-image selections includes a user-selected portion of one of a group of images. Partial-image search criteria are derived from a combination of the multiple partial-image selections. A search is performed for images that correspond to the partial-image search criteria derived from the combination of the multiple partial-image selections. Visual search results are returned. The visual search results include at least one identified image that includes features that correspond to the partial-image search criteria derived from the combination of the multiple partial-image selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kimberly H. Cady, Scott B. Greer, Andrew J. Lavery, Sarah R. Plantenberg
  • Patent number: 9762775
    Abstract: A method for producing a blended video sequence that combines a still image and a video image sequence comprising: designating a first face in the still image, designating a second face in the video image sequence; detecting a series of video frames in the video image sequence containing the second face; identifying a video frame in the detected series of video frames suitable for transitioning from the first face into the second face; using a data processor to automatically produce a transition image sequence where the first face transitions into the second face, and a first background transitions into a second background; and producing the blended video sequence by concatenating the transition image sequence, and a plurality of video frames from the video image sequence starting from the identified video frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Jiebo Luo, Thomas Joseph Murray, Minwoo Park
  • Patent number: 9762951
    Abstract: Additional information related to video signals input from an outside is obtained and superimposed on the video signals. Hence, video reception device which is configured to transmit and receive data through communication network includes input unit, video extraction unit, control unit and additional information display control unit. The control unit performs control of requesting video recognition device to perform video recognition processing on a partial video extracted by the video extraction unit, and obtaining a result of the video recognition processing and display control information of additional information from the video recognition device. The additional information display control unit performs control of calculating a display ending time of the additional information based on a system time at which the video extraction unit extracts the partial video, and the display control information, and superimposing the additional information on the video signal based on the display ending time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yabu
  • Patent number: 9749524
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an image-capturing device includes a camera, one or more motion-estimating devices to detect motion data for the device, and a processing system which is configured to automatically estimate a first direction of a sweep motion of the image-capturing device based on the motion data. The processing system is further configured to automatically estimate a second direction of the sweep motion of the image-capturing device based on images captured by the image-capturing device and to automatically select the first direction or the second direction of the sweep motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Doepke, Marco Zuliani
  • Patent number: 9747713
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for performing editing actions on recent drawing marks using a recent mark tool. The recent mark tool is configured to separately access recent drawing marks drawn on a drawing interface, and to perform an editing action (e.g., erase or move) on the recent drawing marks without affecting previous drawing marks drawn on the drawing interface. In one or more implementations the recent mark tool is implemented as a recent mark eraser that is configured to erase a recent drawing mark made to the drawing interface without erasing previous drawing marks made to the drawing interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Arian Behzadi
  • Patent number: 9746686
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for calibrating the position of content in a see-through head-worn display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventor: John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 9733085
    Abstract: A system and method for updating a digital map for a driver assistance system in a vehicle. The digital map contains map data having coordinates and attributes for characterizing subregions of an overall region of the digital map. The system includes a base station and a plurality of vehicles, each equipped with a driver assistance system. The base station has at least one transmission unit for sending updated map data having updated attributes to the driver assistance systems. The driver assistance system has a memory unit for storing map data from at least a portion of the digital map, a receiver unit for receiving the updated map data sent by the base station and a control unit for updating the stored map data using the received updated map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Alfred Eckert
  • Patent number: 9736336
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an image tone adjustment method, an apparatus thereof, and a computer-readable storage medium. The method includes: fitting overlapping areas to obtain a first correction parameter and a second correction parameter, performing interpolation on each pixel of the target image to obtain a corresponding correction parameter, correcting the target image according to the corresponding correction parameters; fitting an overlapping area between the corrected target image and the first image, and an overlapping area between the corrected target image and the second image to obtain a first RGB three-channel linear transformation parameter and a second RGB three-channel linear transformation parameter, performing linear interpolation on each pixel of the corrected target image to obtain a corresponding RGB three-channel linear transformation parameter, and transforming the corrected target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shimin Hu, Jianyu Wang, Baoli Li, Haifeng Deng, Xianying Li
  • Patent number: 9727660
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for modifying the presentation of content and/or graphical elements and behavior of a digital presentation (e.g., a webpage) by identifying an information event and dynamically overlaying a fully functional complementary presentation of the digital presentation, without accessing the underlying source code of the digital presentation, employing a special software or equipment (e.g., a special web browser), or requiring that original or user submitted content associated with the digital presentation be transmitted to a remote or otherwise uncontrolled server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Deque Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Dylan Barrell, Ian Thomas Kelly, Christopher Carse McMeeking
  • Patent number: 9727128
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for enhancing activation of an augmented reality mode. A method may include detecting a predefined trigger for activating an augmented reality mode. The method may further include determining, responsive to the predefined trigger, at least a portion of content visibly displayed. The method may additionally include activating the augmented reality mode, wherein content displayed in the augmented reality mode is at least partially defined by the determined content. Corresponding apparatuses and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Mikko Antero Nurmi
  • Patent number: 9727971
    Abstract: A method and a system for updating a background model based on depth are disclosed. The method includes receiving, in response to the occurrence of a predetermined background updating condition, one or more depth images captured after a time when the predetermined background updating condition occurs; obtaining, based on an original background model, foreground images in the one or more captured depth images, which are newly added compared with a depth image at the time when the predetermined background updating condition occurs; for each of foreground pixels in each of the newly added foreground images, comparing a current depth value with a previous depth value before the time when the predetermined background updating condition occurs; and updating, when the current depth value is greater than the previous depth value, the original background model as the updated background model by using the foreground pixel in the newly added foreground image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Gang Qiao, Xin Wang, Shengyin Fan, Qian Wang, Jiadan Zhu
  • Patent number: 9719793
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of synthetic vision systems for a vehicle, said vehicle having a particular navigation direction. The system in accordance with the invention includes at least: a cartographic database representative of the terrain travelled over by the vehicle, means for geolocation of said vehicle, electronic means for computing a representation of the principal parameters of said vehicle; graphic generator means for generating a three-dimensional synthetic representation of said terrain; and a display device displaying said three-dimensional synthetic representation in a particular field of view (FOV) and in a particular display direction, means for modifying the display direction to a direction different from the particular navigation direction of the vehicle, said modification means being manual or automatic, the display direction then being a function of a piloting or navigation parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Xavier Servantie, Didier Poisson
  • Patent number: 9710524
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a search unit configured to search for an object, a selection unit configured to select a plurality of objects from among objects searched for by the search unit based on an instruction by a user, a creation unit configured to create a new document using the plurality of objects selected by the selection unit, and a storage unit configured to store the plurality of objects used in creating the new document by the creation unit as a group, associated with information about the group. The search unit searches for an object related to an object searched for based on a keyword, using information about the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kaburagi, Teruya Inoue
  • Patent number: 9704276
    Abstract: The proposed method creates a detailed, accurate, frequency and amplitude-based three-dimensional moving display of digital audio files. It adds timestamps, used later in the process to achieve accurate synchronization between a moving display and playback of the analyzed audio file. It details how the analyzed data is processed and enhanced to prominently show the most fundamental elements in the audio file. The method proposes different layouts for displays and ways of showing separate elements of the audio simultaneously. Upcoming audio is displayed in locations that allow viewers to anticipate and react to events about to happen. It introduces the temporal plane of playback for clearly showing the part of the moving display that corresponds to the exact part of the analyzed audio that is playing. The temporal plane of playback demonstrates the direct correlation with the audio and accurate synchronization between sound and picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Randall Charles Wilson
  • Patent number: 9697235
    Abstract: An example of a method of keyword identification and content overlay is described. A mobile device identifies a keyword within a file containing one or more images. The identified keyword is compared to a collection of pre-stored keywords. If the identified keyword matches one of the pre-stored keywords, content corresponding to the matched pre-stored keyword is overlaid onto the image and the image with the overlaid content is displayed. A user of the mobile device can select the overlaid content to retrieve additional information related to the identified keyword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Brigitte Bastaldo-Tsampalis, Ning Zhang, Yuk Lun Li
  • Patent number: 9691129
    Abstract: A system which employs a method of creating transferable map schemas, storing the map schemas to storage devices, receiving target device settings, re-sampling the map schemas to fit the target devices using the target device settings, delivering the re-sampled map schemas to the target devices is described. Thereby providing the innovation that map schemas may be accessed by more than one type of device, the method by which maps are scaled from a created map dimension with given details to either a larger map having the ability to be utilized on a more capable playing device or to a map or a smaller map having the ability to be utilized on a less capable device without losing the important game-specific required data is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventor: Carey Leigh Lotzer
  • Patent number: 9691182
    Abstract: An apparatus for improving the safety of a driver while driving a car, the apparatus comprising a headset for combining an unobstructed view with a virtual overlay, the virtual overlay created from a virtual output provided to the headset, the virtual output having one or more portions, a memory, a processor, at least one input device coupled to the memory and capable of delivering input device data to the memory, an application stored in the memory that when executed by the processor determines characteristics of the driver or an environment around the driver based upon data from the at least one input device, and a controller that based on the determined characteristics performs one or more of the following: block a portion of the virtual output to the virtual overlay, alters at least a portion of the virtual output to the virtual overlay, or adds a new portion to the virtual output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Robin D. Katzer, Hemant V. Tiwari
  • Patent number: 9690373
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a system that includes a first interactive device and control logic configured to perform an operation. The operation includes receiving historical data describing historical interactions between a user and one or more interactive devices. Additionally, the operation includes configuring the first interactive device with one or more interactive events. Each interactive event includes a respective (i) stimulus event and (ii) an action to perform responsive to an occurrence of the stimulus event, and at least one of the one or more interactive events is based on the received historical data. Responsive to detecting an occurrence of a first one of the one or more stimulus events, the operation includes causing the first interactive device to perform the corresponding action. The operation also includes updating the first interactive device with a second one or more interactive events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Haseltine
  • Patent number: 9686749
    Abstract: A mobile phone 10 comprises a display 14 provided with an LED (46) that functions as a backlight, a display driver (42), etc. The display driver has a CABC (Content Adaptive Brightness Control) function to adjust illuminance of the backlight, an image quality of an image to be displayed, etc. based on the image that is displayed on the display 14. If a residual battery quantity of a secondary battery (58) becomes equal to or less that a first threshold value, for example, the CABC function is rendered in an enabled state. Furthermore, if the residual battery quantity becomes equal to or less that a second threshold value, an image parameter such as brightness, contrast, a gamma value, chroma saturation, etc. is changed such that the image that is output to the display driver becomes darker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Nakaya, Kenji Wakisaka, Toshiaki Nade, Yasuhiro Miki, Tooru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9684379
    Abstract: A computing system utilizing coordinated two-hand command gestures. An embodiment of an apparatus includes a sensing element to sense a presence or movement of a user of the apparatus, including the sensing of command gestures by the user to provide input to the apparatus, a processor, wherein operation of the processor includes interpretation of the command gestures of the user and the implementation of actions in response to the command gestures, and a display screen to display elements to the user, where the display screen may display one or more elements use in command gestures, where command gestures include coordinated two-hand command gestures of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rajiv Mongia, Achintya Bhowmik, Mark Yahiro, Dana Krieger, Ed Mangum, Diana Povieng