Merge Or Overlay Patents (Class 345/629)
  • Patent number: 10021299
    Abstract: Digital logic circuitry includes a plurality of logic blocks and memories that execute a method to stitch images. The method includes capturing the images with a plurality of pixel sensors, providing blocks of intensity values captured by the pixel sensors to input/output (I/O) pins of the digital logic circuitry, processing the intensity values with the digital logic circuitry, and stitching the processed images into a stitched image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Tower Spring Global Limited
    Inventors: Eric Kwong Hang Tsang, Yuntao Sun
  • Patent number: 10021232
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a mobile terminal communicable with a glass-type terminal and a method for controlling the same. The mobile terminal comprises a wireless communication unit configured to communicate with a glass-type terminal, a display unit configured to display visual information, and a controller configured to transmit output-limited information having a limitation in output on the display unit to the glass-type terminal so that the output-limited information may be output on the glass-type terminal when the mobile terminal is in communication with the glass-type terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghye Yoon, Jaeho Choi, Sujin Kim, Jiyoung Park, Jumin Chi
  • Patent number: 10015364
    Abstract: A system for previewing protected media comprising a touchscreen display, a processor, and a memory having executable instructions stored thereon that when executed by the processor cause the processor to receive an original image from a server over a network, generate a blurred copy of the original image, overlay the blurred image over the original image, detect user interaction on the touchscreen display, determine location of the user interaction, and apply a mask on a section of the blurred copy of the original image corresponding to the determined location of the user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Pictureworks Pte Ltd
    Inventor: Jong Her Loke
  • Patent number: 10013784
    Abstract: An assembled group image is generated from subject images. Each of the subject images is associated with height data for the subject in the image. The height data is used to position the subject images in the assembled group image to provide a natural appearance. Shadows can also be added to the assembled group image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Lifetouch Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Breckenridge, Eric J. Runquist, Michael J. Surma, Earl John Adolphi
  • Patent number: 10008044
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed that relate to operating a user interface on an augmented reality computing device comprising a display system. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes displaying a virtual object via the display system as free-floating, detecting a trigger to display the object as attached to a surface, and, in response to the trigger, displaying the virtual object as attached to the surface via the display system. The method may further include detecting a trigger to detach the virtual object from the surface and, in response to the trigger to detach the virtual object from the surface, detaching the virtual object from the surface and displaying the virtual object as free-floating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Adam G. Poulos, Evan Michael Keibler, Arthur Tomlin, Cameron Brown, Daniel McCulloch, Brian Mount, Dan Kroymann, Gregory Lowell Alt
  • Patent number: 10003859
    Abstract: A distribution device includes a distribution unit that distributes a content including a control program to a user terminal. The control program causes the user terminal to execute an acquisition procedure for acquiring an area of the content, the area being displayed by a browser program, as a viewable area, a determination procedure for determining whether or not a display area where a video is displayed, the display area being included in the content, is located in the viewable area, and a playback procedure for starting playback of the video if the display area is located in the viewable area and the situation of the user terminal is a predetermined situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Sumitomo, Kanta Suzuki, Kazutaka Kimura
  • Patent number: 10001897
    Abstract: Data visualizations may include a large number of data points, some of which may be small, and/or data points that are in close proximity to one another. To assist a user in accurately selecting a desired data point, when displaying a data visualization, a magnification area is simultaneously displayed. The magnification area includes a zoomed-in view of a portion of the data visualization, centered at a current location indicated by a selection device. The magnification area also includes centered vertical and horizontal crosshairs to visually indicate the current location indicated by the selection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Zhitao Hou, Xiao Liang, Haidong Zhang, Dongmei Zhang
  • Patent number: 9996636
    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 capturing the 2D environment and adding scale and perspective to the 2D environment. Further, a user may select intersection points between ground planes and top planes, join these intersection points with intersecting lines and form walls, thereby converting the 2D environment into a 3D space. Additionally, the method allows the user to extend the wall plane, enabling the user to form a larger 3D space. The user may further add 3D models of objects on the wall plane such that the objects may remain flush with the wall plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Atheer, Inc.
    Inventor: Milos Jovanovic
  • Patent number: 9996754
    Abstract: An apparatus adapted to provide visual attitude reference to occupants seated in an inboard area of a cabin of a vehicle, that includes at least one interior partition positioned in the cabin in proximity to the occupants and at least one video camera mounted on the vehicle for capturing an electronic image of an environment exterior to the vehicle. At least one video monitor is adapted to serve as a virtual window mounted on the at least one interior partition in a substantially vertical and substantially parallel direction relative to a direction of forward travel of the vehicle in viewing proximity to the occupant, and further adapted to receive the electronic image from the at least one video camera and provide to the occupant an image of the environment external to the vehicle to the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: R. Klaus Brauer
  • Patent number: 9990028
    Abstract: A rendering platform for providing live augmented reality content to a user device is disclosed. The rendering platform receives augmented reality content associated with an event via a multicast data channel. A coverage area of the multicast data channel covers a portion of a venue associated with the event. The rendering platform receives a request to present an augmented reality display of the event at the user device within the coverage area. Further, the augmented reality content in the augmented reality display is presented based on the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Arvind K Basra
  • Patent number: 9989645
    Abstract: A system can analyze accelerometer data and location data from a mobile computing device to determine a set of user attributes for a user of the mobile computing device. In certain implementations, the set of user attributes can be utilized by a backend transport facilitation system to configure an autonomous vehicle's seat for the user prior to being picked up for transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Donnelly
  • Patent number: 9990697
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for creating an image collage includes automatically selecting a first image from the group of images that best fits image-collage template based on predetermined criteria, placing and fitting the first image in the image-collage template, automatically selecting one or more additional images from the group of images that best fits the image-collage template including one or more already placed images that include the first image, and placing and fitting the one or more additional images image in the image-collage template by the computer system. An image collage is formed after all images in the group are placed in the image-collage template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Shutterfly, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah Christopher Hilt
  • Patent number: 9990753
    Abstract: A computer system that execute a method to stitch satellite images into a wide-angle image. The method includes dividing each of the satellite images into plural subimages, determining whether the subimages include an overlap area that overlaps with adjacent subimages, obtaining cropped subimages by removing the overlap area from the subimages, generating preprocessed satellite images each including the cropped subimages, selecting a reference image and a target image from the preprocessed satellite images, determining plural correspondent pairs in an overlap region between the reference and target images based on a feature matching algorithm, obtaining a transformation matrix by a least-squares algorithm and based on coordinates of the correspondent pairs, obtaining calibrated coordinates for each pixel of the target image by applying the transformation matrix, and stitching the target images into the wide-angle image based on the calibrated coordinates of the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Macau University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Zhanchuan Cai, Zhi Li
  • Patent number: 9986156
    Abstract: [Object] To generate display data for displaying a thumbnail image that offers better visibility for a panoramic image. [Solution] Any of first thumbnail image data generated by applying resolution conversion to panoramic image data generated by combining a plurality of captured images, and second thumbnail image data generated by performing aspect ratio adjustment processing on the panoramic image data is selected for displaying a thumbnail. In addition, display data for displaying a thumbnail is generated with any of the first thumbnail image data and the second thumbnail image data in accordance with the selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Kimura
  • Patent number: 9977844
    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 planar projection from the 3D model while positioning the 3D model within the 2D environment. In one aspect, the method may include aligning a first 3D object and a second 3D object in the 2D environment about an alignment axis by selecting the alignment axis, generating a plane projection along the alignment axis from the first object, and positioning the second object corresponding to the plane projection. In another aspect, the method may comprise projecting an elevated 3D object wherein the projection may be demonstrated as crosshairs, such that crosshairs on the ground plane may be used for placing the second 3D object in the 2D environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Atheer, Inc.
    Inventor: Milos Jovanovic
  • Patent number: 9973532
    Abstract: A computer system for securely controlling an insecure computer is provided. The system comprises an insecure computer, a secure computer and a unidirectional dataflow enforcer. The insecure computer comprises a dedicated video output with a hardware interface, and is configured to transmit its video output to a secure computer over a first connection and to receive instructions for controlling the insecure computer over a second connection. The secure computer is configured to receive the video output of the insecure computer over the first connection and to transmit instructions for controlling the insecure computer over the second connection. The unidirectional dataflow enforcer is configured to enforce unidirectional dataflow between the secure computer and the insecure computer, such that dataflow from the secure computer to the insecure computer over the second connection is allowed, but dataflow from the insecure computer to the secure computer over the second connection is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Garrison Technology LTD
    Inventor: Henry Harrison
  • Patent number: 9971853
    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 superimposing a first 3D model of an object onto the 2D environment, and replacing the first 3D model of the object with a second 3D model of an object. Further, the method may include superimposing a smart 3D model of an object onto the 2D environment. Additionally, the method may include a code or mark to identify images of the 2D environment to which 3D models of objects have been superimposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Atheer, Inc.
    Inventor: Milos Jovanovic
  • Patent number: 9965152
    Abstract: Disclosed as a mobile terminal and controlling method thereof, by which a capture image used to play a role in delivering information only is utilized as a medium for activating a target application program. The present invention disclose a mobile terminal comprising a memory configured to save data, a display unit configured to display an active screen of an application program, and a controller configured to, if a capture command is inputted, extract an activation information related to the active screen which is set as a capture target, and control a capture image having the extracted activation information saved as metadata to be created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Dongcheon Park
  • Patent number: 9965837
    Abstract: A system, according to various embodiments, receives images such as videos and photographs from one or more portable computing devices associated with one or more individuals while the portable computing devices are in a particular position within a particular location at a particular time. The system determines a virtual position within a 3-D representation of the particular location that generally corresponds to the particular position and combines the images with the 3-D representation to generate an enhanced 3-D representation of the particular location. The system may create one or more avatars to help users better understand how people will look and move within the space. Users may then login to an enhanced 3-D representation application to view a recreation of the activity at a particular time at a particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Quasar Blu, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Thomas
  • Patent number: 9959646
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment, an information display device includes a display unit that displays first content in a display region. The information display device includes a detection unit configured to detect a physical state of a terminal device. The information display device includes a display control unit configured to direct the display unit to display second new content in the display region while changing a display mode of the first content, on the basis of the detection result of the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiemi Taki, Daisuke Kobayashi, Keisuke Kimura, Tatsuaki Suzuki, Kensuke Takada
  • Patent number: 9959650
    Abstract: A method for merging graphic layers is provided. The method includes: receiving a plurality of graphic layers in a current frame; assigning sequence numbers to the graphic layers according to an overlay order; judging whether a first graphic layer and a second graphic layer vary in a period; merging the first graphic layer with the second graphic layer when judging that the first graphic layer and the second graphic layer do not vary in the period; and displaying the graphic layers in order of the sequence numbers according to the sequence numbers, wherein the first graphic layer and the second graphic layer are adjacent graphic layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: VIA ALLIANCE SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanjie Wang, Chenyang Zhu
  • Patent number: 9953249
    Abstract: A method and system for generating drawing orders are provided. The method involves receiving print data including data representing a plurality of drawing objects including at least a first drawing object and a second drawing object. The first drawing object and the second drawing object are each of one of predetermined object types and meet a predetermined condition. The method further involves (i) rendering the first drawing object to a first plurality of scanlines, (ii) rendering the second drawing object to a second plurality of scanlines, and (iii) generating, at the same time, a drawing order list for the first and second drawing objects based on the first and second plurality of scanlines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Hideo Nakahara, Xuqiang Bai
  • Patent number: 9946361
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for managing a display device are provided. The apparatus may be a wearable device. The apparatus acquires data associated with a foreground corresponding to an image displayed on a display of the wearable device. The apparatus determines an image characteristic of the foreground based on the acquired data. The apparatus detects a change in the image displayed on the display. The apparatus adjusts, upon the detection of the change in the image, a display characteristic of the image based on the image characteristic of the foreground and the change in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Jian Shen
  • Patent number: 9940521
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems of and methods for an electronic device having a camera configured to capture image data, a display configured to display the captured image data and content corresponding to an application of the electronic device, and a motion sensor configured to detect motion of the electronic device. The electronic device also includes circuitry configured to activate the camera when motion is detected by the motion sensor, and control the display to display at least a portion of the captured image data at a size proportional to an amount of motion as detected by an output of the motion sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Kenji Tokutake
  • Patent number: 9940754
    Abstract: Provided is a technique capable of performing displaying or hiding a menu through an operation by a movement of the head of a user wearing a head-mounted display. A head-mounted display system according to an embodiment includes an inclination detector for detecting an inclination from an initial angle of the head-mounted display mounted on a user while an application is in progress, and a display controller for generating an application image in progress in the virtual space in accordance with the detected inclination and outputting the application image to the head-mounted display. When the detected inclination is larger than a first threshold value, the display controller generates an image in which a menu image is superimposed on the application image generated in accordance with the inclination and outputs the generated image to the head-mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Kuribara
  • Patent number: 9930285
    Abstract: Systems and methods for autonomic positioning of overlays within streaming data are disclosed. In embodiments, a computer-implemented method comprises: providing a hosted data stream containing a first display object to a plurality of participants through respective participant devices; providing a hosted second display object to the plurality of participants through the respective participant devices, wherein the second display object is contained within an overlay that is positioned atop the first display object at a first position; calculating consensus coordinates for the second display object based on suggested position data received from the respective participant devices; calculating customized coordinates for the second display object for each of the respective participant devices based on the consensus coordinates and participant data; and sending the customized coordinates to each of the respective participant devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, Mauro Marzorati, Ahmed M. Nassar
  • Patent number: 9928630
    Abstract: Facilities for hiding sensitive content visible through a transparent display. An example method includes identifying sensitive content adjacent to a first side of a transparent display device, detecting a viewing direction to the sensitive content through the transparent display device from a position adjacent to a second side of the transparent display device, determining, based at least in part on the detected viewing direction, a display area of the transparent display device through which at least a portion of the sensitive content is visible from the position adjacent to the second side of the transparent display device, and presenting, in the display area, digital content at least partially blocking the sensitive content from view from the position adjacent to the second side of the transparent display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 9918662
    Abstract: A method for detecting deviation from a preferred cervical spine posture when using a mobile device is disclosed. The mobile device uses a front-facing camera to capture images of the user and apply a nostril tracking algorithm to the images. The nostril tracking algorithm is used in real-time to measure displacement of the user's nostrils and correlate the nostril displacement to a cervical spine flexion angle. The user's cervical spine flexion angle is communicated using an alarm device, such as a row of lights, which allows the user to monitor and correct their posture and avoid potential injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Victoria Anna Breitner
  • Patent number: 9921716
    Abstract: A request to display a portion of a full-screen content overlay options menu of a multiple media player device is detected by the multiple media player device that represents less than all of the full-screen content overlay options menu. A media type of content media currently accessed by the multiple media player device is determined. A current setting status of an available adjustment of the multiple media player device associated with the portion of the full-screen content overlay options menu based upon the determined media type of content media currently accessed by the multiple media player device is determined. A first graphical menu pane of the full-screen content overlay options menu, including the current setting status of the available adjustment, is displayed over full-screen content on a display. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Seth Hill, Hyehoon Yi, Sabrina Yeh, Tracy Barnes, Steven Friedlander
  • Patent number: 9922431
    Abstract: Approaches are described for rendering augmented reality overlays on an interface displaying the active field of view of a camera. The interface can display to a user an image or video, for example, and the overlay can be rendered over, near, or otherwise positioned with respect to any text or other such elements represented in the image. The overlay can have associated therewith at least one function or information, and when an input associated with the overlay is selected, the function can be performed (or caused to be performed) by the portable computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas R. Gray, Arnab S. Dhua, Yu Lou, Sunil Ramesh
  • Patent number: 9916017
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer storage media directed to a smart eraser. As such, a particular drawing stroke on a canvas or background can be erased without erasing other strokes overlapping with the eraser path. In some implementations, smart eraser functionality can be triggered by beginning an eraser path at a point that coincides with the stroke to which the smart eraser functionality is to be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Mao Liang, Ning Li, Michael Andrew McHugh
  • Patent number: 9911213
    Abstract: A system and method that determines a seam between pairs of adjacent images for panoramic image stitching is disclosed. The method includes receiving a sequence of images, determining a pair of adjacent images in the sequence of images, matching one or more objects corresponding to a same object identifier in the pair of adjacent images, determining a seam in an overlap region between the pair of adjacent images and determining a portion of pixels from each image of the pair of adjacent images to represent in a stitched panoramic image based on the seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Gormish, Edward Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9904433
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a part generation unit configured to generate a part that is suitable for a predetermined application and that includes at least a portion of any photo and is displayed on a display screen at a time of execution of the application, and an application control unit configured to control the execution of the application and at least display the part on the display screen during the execution of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kae Okazawa, Junichirou Sakata, Masahiro Takahashi, Kazuma Takahashi, Kunihito Sawai
  • Patent number: 9906818
    Abstract: Provided is a method of providing a broadcasting service and playing a broadcast by using an object state transmitting method, in which a data capacity of a video may be remarkably reduced to transmit a broadcasting image and image data of the broadcasting image may be received and played. Accordingly, according to the method of providing a broadcasting service and playing a broadcast by using an object state transmitting method, a broadcasting image having a small data capacity may be transmitted, received and provided at a high image quality at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: MINKONET CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tae Woo Kim, Dong Hwal Lee, Won Gil Ryim
  • Patent number: 9904692
    Abstract: In response to receiving a request from a client device, a first image can be determined based at least in part on an image identification in the request. The first image may be associated with a plurality of layers. A subset of the plurality of layers can be determined. Information configured to enable a selection of at least one layer in the subset may be sent to the client device. In response to receiving a request from a client device, a composite image can be obtained based at least in part on a selection of at least one layer of a plurality of layers of an image received in the request. The composite image may be dynamically generated or retrieved from a storage device. The composite image and/or information associated with the composite image can be sent to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Gabriel Matthew Campbell, Gregory Alan Kaplan, Andreas Martin Morgen
  • Patent number: 9898996
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display section configured to display, on a display surface, a screen of an application program running on an information processing apparatus, a detecting section configured to detect the position of a pointer, a drawing section configured to draw, when an operation mode of the display apparatus is a first mode, a line corresponding to a track of the position, a transmitting section configured to transmit, when the operation mode is a second mode, information indicating the position to the information processing apparatus, and an erasing section configured to erase the line when a first position of the pointer when the operation mode is the first mode is within a predetermined range including a first image object for performing an input to the application program on the screen and an instruction from a user for switching the operation mode to the second mode is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiki Fujimori
  • Patent number: 9898801
    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: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Networks LLC
    Inventor: Carey Leigh Lotzer
  • Patent number: 9897652
    Abstract: A logic analyzer 6 is provided with a state controller 12 and analyzer circuitry. The logic analyzer switches between a programmable sequence of trigger states and generates an index signal within each trigger state. The index signal is used to control the analyzer circuitry to select appropriate portions of programmable trigger state data so as to configure the matching operation performed against hardware signal values taken from hardware circuitry 4 which is subject to analysis by the logic analyzer 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventor: Mark Gerald LaVine
  • Patent number: 9891996
    Abstract: A method recovers an information handling system (IHS) from a non-operational state. The method includes determining if the non-operational state of the IHS has occurred. In response to determining that the non-operational state of the IHS has occurred, a basic input-output (BIOS) recovery device is identified as being coupled to an embedded controller. In response to identifying that the BIOS recovery device is coupled to the embedded controller, an IHS type is transmitted to the BIOS recovery device. The BIOS recovery device is signaled to determine if the BIOS recovery device contains a BIOS payload corresponding to the IHS type. In response to determining that the BIOS recovery device contains the BIOS payload corresponding to the IHS type, the BIOS recovery device is triggered to transmit the BIOS payload to the embedded controller. The IHS is triggered to restart using the new BIOS payload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Poducts, L.P.
    Inventors: Pradeep Gopal, Nikolai V. Vyssotski, Richard M. Tonry
  • Patent number: 9894298
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a method of enhancing images in low lighting conditions wherein a color image is captured with a color camera, a first monochromatic image is captured with a first monochromatic camera, and a second monochromatic image is captured with a second monochromatic camera. Image registration is performed to align the first and second monochromatic images and the luminance information from the registered monochromatic images is fused with chrominance information from the color image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Mashhour Solh
  • Patent number: 9894116
    Abstract: Techniques for augmented social networking may include receiving an image. After receiving an image, in real time, an identity of a person in the image may be determined. Association information for the person based on the identity and one or more defined parameters may be determined. The defined parameters may represent electronic communication. Location information of the person may be determined. The association information may be presented proximate to the person in an augmented reality view using the location information. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua J. Ratcliff, Kenton M. Lyons
  • Patent number: 9892696
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display panel, a display method thereof and a display device. The display panel comprises multiple pixel units arranged in a matrix, three sub-pixels having different colors in each pixel unit form a first pixel, four sub-pixels in the middle of any two adjacent pixel units in the same row comprise three sub-pixels having different colors that form a second pixel, four sub-pixels in the middle of any two adjacent pixel units in the same column comprise three sub-pixels having different colors that form a third pixel, and four sub-pixels in the middle of any four pixel units in adjacent two rows and adjacent two columns comprise three sub-pixels having different colors that form a fourth pixel, wherein within display time of one frame of image, the first pixel, second pixel, third pixel and fourth pixel are displayed in a time-sharing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai Yang, Xue Dong, Hao Zhang, Lingyun Shi, Renwei Guo, Peng Liu
  • Patent number: 9888222
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method to generate a stereoscopic video pair which can be used in the field of multimedia communication. A stereoscopic video pair can be obtained after processing a stereoscopic video sequence by using display auxiliary information. The stereoscopic video pair is displayed on a stereoscopic display D1. The display auxiliary information comprises camera viewpoint position information, virtual viewpoint position information and display scaling factor S1. The camera viewpoint position information indicates the position of a camera viewpoint C of a three-dimensional video sequence. The virtual viewpoint position information indicates the position of a virtual viewpoint P1. The display scaling factor S1 indicates the ratio of horizontal resolution Res1 to horizontal width W1 of the stereoscopic display D1, i.e., S1=Res1/W1, where the horizontal width is the approximation of actual display screen width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Lu Yu, Yin Zhao
  • Patent number: 9875562
    Abstract: A vehicle information display device including: a subject detecting sensor, that detects a first object positioned in a surrounding area of the vehicle and a second object different from the object; a display portion, that has a display area that displays an object mark corresponded to the object to emphatically display the object detected by the subject detecting sensor, and displays the second object mark so that when a number of the second objects that are in the vicinity of the detected first object and are detected by the subject detecting sensor is large, the emphasizing degree of the vertical component of the second object mark is suppressed in comparison with the emphasizing degree of the vertical component of the first object mark when the number of the second objects is small or no second object is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoichi Hayasaka, Yoshiyuki Hatakeyama, Edgar Yoshio Morales Teraoka
  • Patent number: 9876954
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods produce image correction data for a lens or sensor based on individual images acquired under different operating parameters. Example apparatus and methods then produce strip correction data based on a strip of images pieced together from the individual images. Example apparatus and methods then produce panoramic image correction data based on a panoramic image pieced together from two or more strips of images. The strip of images is produced without using a hemispherical mirror and thus accounts more accurately for issues associated with making a two dimensional representation of a three dimensional spherical volume. Images are acquired using different imaging parameters (e.g., focal length, pan position, tilt position) under different imaging conditions (e.g., temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, pan rate, tilt rate) to account for aberrations that may appear or be exacerbated under operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: IEC Infrared Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Pettegrew, John Paximadis
  • Patent number: 9870429
    Abstract: An approach is provided for generating web-based augmented reality application viewer. A web-based server application receives a request from a web client for visualization information associated with a web application that renders a perspective-based display. The web-based server application facilitates a processing of the request to execute the web application. One or more web-based server applications at one or more web-based servers cause a generation of one or more images, one or more sequences of the one or more images, or a combination thereof based, at least in part, on the execution of the web application, wherein the one or more images, the one or more sequences, or a combination thereof depict a rendering of a user interface of the web application. The one or more applications transmit the one or more images, the one or more sequences, or a combination thereof as the visualization information for presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Vlad Alexandru Stirbu, David Joseph Murphy
  • Patent number: 9869871
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a parallax barrier and a display device. The parallax barrier is configured to achieve 3D display using a slit grating, and includes a plurality of first stripes separated from, and arranged parallel to, each other, and a plurality of second stripes each arranged between the adjacent first stripes. Each first stripe has light transmittance greater than zero and less than that of the light-transmissible stripe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changdi Chen, Yiyong Luo, Tao Yang
  • Patent number: 9870064
    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: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventors: Rouslan Lyubomirov Dimitrov, Allison Phuong Huynh
  • Patent number: 9864042
    Abstract: Heatmap data, such as Angle-of-Arrival heatmap data, is generated and stored for a plurality of antennas of wireless communication device. A centroid of the plurality of antennas is determined. A heatmap is computed for the centroid for a measured parameter across a plurality of bins at coordinates within a region of interest. Heatmap data for the centroid is stored. For a given one of the plurality of antennas, a difference is computed between a heatmap for the given antenna and the heatmap for the centroid. The difference data representing the difference is stored for the given antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Santosh Pandey
  • Patent number: 9858654
    Abstract: A method of manipulating a two-dimensional digital input image using an image operator that represents a change in a lighting characteristic calculated based on a score offset indicating a desire to manipulate the lighting characteristic by a particular degree and a mapping derived from an association between characteristics of aligned two-dimensional digital images in a dataset and a score allocated to each of a plurality of the images in the dataset, each score representing a degree of the lighting characteristic in the image, wherein the image operator and the input image are aligned, the method comprising: receiving a request comprising a score offset indicating a desire to manipulate the lighting characteristic in the input image by a particular degree; applying a calculated image operator to the input image based upon the received offset to produce a manipulated image which corresponds to the input image but with the lighting characteristic manipulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: ANTHROPICS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Tony Polichroniadis