Merge Or Overlay Patents (Class 345/629)
  • Patent number: 10289270
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a method for displaying a highlight thereof are provided. The method for displaying a highlight on a display apparatus includes determining a shape and a size of a menu item selected by a user, determining a plurality of source images to be used to generate a highlight with respect to the menu item according to whether the highlight has symmetry based on the shape of the menu item, and generating the highlight with respect to the menu item by magnifying a size of the plurality of source images according to the size of the menu item and displaying the generated highlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo-ram Ann, Tae-young Lee, Cheul-hee Hahm, Jae-gil Lee
  • Patent number: 10290136
    Abstract: A technique for combining user selectable product images and facilitating visualization-assisted coordinated product acquisition. One or more products having one or more associated product images may be identified. The one or more product images may be image processed by incorporating the image(s) into an anchor image to generate a composite anchor image that depicts the one or more products according to an intended manner of use thereof. The image processing may include using product dimension information to scale the one or more product images as necessary to match a scale of the anchor image. The composite anchor image may be caused to be displayed in association with one or more user interface elements, the user interface elements being operable to initiate a coordinated product transaction involving the one or more products. Responsive to the one or more user interface elements being activated, the coordinated product transaction may be initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Zeekit Online Shopping Ltd
    Inventors: Alon Kristal, Nir Appleboim, Yael Wiesel, Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10289294
    Abstract: A method and system for enabling the display of user selected content-portions of internet documents that have been selected by users of a content-portion selection service are disclosed. Accordingly, a content-portion selection service includes a web portal with a web page providing users with a snippet of code, which, when inserted into an internet document, causes the internet document to display selected content-portions from the content-portion selection service. The snippet of code can be configured to query the content-portion selection service for selected content-portions that were made by certain users, or, selection content-portions made on documents from certain domains, and so forth. The code associated with the user interface object displaying the selected content-portions can be configured to periodically query the content-portion selection service to retrieve up-to-date content-portion selections, thereby dynamically changing the content-portions appearing on a web page or internet document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Rohit Chandra
  • Patent number: 10290150
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for analyzing, processing, and generating maps, such as maps representing license territories for radio frequency spectrum as used in wireless communications, or other spatial data. Maps and other spatial data are maintained as spatial data files and the analysis, processing, and generation of these files may be accomplished through reducing the number of spatial data points in the spatial data file. A candidate point be may selected for elimination if it is found to be within a threshold separation distance of a reference point. Further a candidate point may be selected for eliminated if it is within a collinear variance distance of a reference point and a third point in series. Candidate points which are not selected for elimination are retained and used to generate a new spatial data file representing a new license territory map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Daniel Stewart Broyles
  • Patent number: 10278586
    Abstract: Methods are provided for the highlighting of features in composite images through the alternating of images having complementary colors. An image having a feature of interest is used to generate one or more pseudo color images. A series of a pseudo color images and one or more additional pseudo color or original color images are then alternately displayed so that the differently colored regions among the series of images are easily recognizable to an operator. The differently colored regions differ in having hues that are complementary to one another. The methods are particularly useful for the display of information using two or more imaging modalities and channels, such as is the case for some medical applications in which a natural-light image of pink or light-red tissue with deeper red or blue vasculature is overlaid with another functional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: LI-COR, INC.
    Inventor: Han-Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 10282430
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for determining content items for delivery to users based on imagery. One example method includes determining a location of a user or a location associated with a query submitted by the user, identifying imagery associated with the determined location, and determining one or more content items for delivery to the user based at least in part on the imagery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Rohan Seth, Joshua J. Sacks, Michele Covell, Michael Chu, Shumeet Baluja, David Marwood
  • Patent number: 10282642
    Abstract: An image is passed through an image identifier to identify a coarse category for the image and a bounding box for a categorized object. A mask is used to identify the portion of the image that represents the object. Given the foreground mask, the convex hull of the mask is located and an aligned rectangle of minimum area that encloses the hull is fitted. The aligned bounding box is rotated and scaled, so that the foreground object is roughly moved to a standard orientation and size (referred to as calibrated). The calibrated image is used as an input to a fine-grained categorization module, which determines the fine category within the coarse category for the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammadhadi Kiapour, Wei Di, Vignesh Jagadeesh, Robinson Piramuthu
  • Patent number: 10284834
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for displaying a combined image based on a cost function. In use, two or more source images are loaded and a first blend weight is initiated associated with the two or more source images. Next, a first combined image from the two or more source images and a cost function for the first combined image is computed. It is determined whether the cost function is substantially minimized, wherein if the cost function is not substantially minimized, the first blend weight is updated to substantially minimize the cost function, the first combined image is updated based on the updated first blend weight, and the user interface element associated with the updated first combined image is updated. A display then displays the first combined image based on the first blend weight and a user interface element associated with the first combined image. Additional systems, methods, and computer program products are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DUELIGHT LLC
    Inventors: William Guie Rivard, Adam Barry Feder, Brian J. Kindle
  • Patent number: 10283082
    Abstract: At a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display: displaying a portion of an electronic document; displaying a first vertical bar on top of the displayed portion of the electronic document; detecting a movement of an object on the displayed portion of the electronic document; in response to the detecting: (a) scrolling the electronic document in the direction of movement, (b) replacing the first vertical bar with a second vertical bar, (c) moving the second vertical bar to a new vertical position such that the new vertical position corresponds to the vertical position in the electronic document of the displayed new portion of the electronic document; and in response to a predetermined condition being met, replacing the second vertical bar with the first vertical bar, wherein an opacity of the first vertical bar is less than an opacity of the second vertical bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Dvir Gassner
  • Patent number: 10277811
    Abstract: A display control device, includes a plurality of image data-processing units acquiring and outputting image data; a synchronous signal generation unit generating and outputting a synchronous signal to a first image data-processing unit; a delay adjustment unit delaying first image data output from the first image data-processing unit for each line; a filter-processing unit performing a product-sum operation of a filter coefficient and a first partial image data; and a display image generation unit generating display image data by superimposing the filter-processing data on second image data, wherein the synchronous signal is a vertical synchronous signal included in each frame, the synchronous signal generation unit controls whether to output the synchronous signal to the first image data-processing unit earlier by a predetermined offset time, and the offset time corresponds to the number of taps and a line cycle and is within a range net exceeding a vertical retrace period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryusuke Tsuchida
  • Patent number: 10275856
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving at least two images captured by one or more cameras, wherein a first image of the at least two images has a subject and a second image of the at least two images comprises a perspective of the geographic location that is different than the first image; identifying an object that is common to the at least two images; computing a difference in perspective between the images that is based on a difference in size and shape between the object in the first image and the object in the second image; generating, based on the difference in perspective, an animation of a transition from the first image to the second image, wherein the animation comprises both the first image and the second image, and wherein the animation adds a modified version of the subject to the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexis Hope Gottlieb, Daniel Joshua Steinbock, Siyin Yang, Clark Scheff, Sridhar Rao, Alexander Charles Granieri, Francislav Penov, Upendra Shardanand, Eric Erkon Hsin
  • Patent number: 10271032
    Abstract: A content management server extracts an incident video and incident information corresponding to prescribed key information related to the incident information, and sends the extracted information to a center device. A center device superimposes video attribute information related to an incident video on map information based on positional information of an imaging place of the incident video included in the incident information in the incident video display screen, displays the video attribute information in the imaging place on the map of the map information, and reproduces and displays the incident video corresponding to the video attribute information in a case where a video reproduction instruction is given by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Waniguchi, Masahiro Hisayama, Kensuke Ozawa, Youhei Koide
  • Patent number: 10262193
    Abstract: There are provided an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, a program, and a recording medium capable of calculating the actual intimacy between persons even in a case where there is a deviation in the actual intimacy between persons by calculating the intimacy between persons in consideration of only the contents of images. In the image processing apparatus, the image processing method, the program, and the recording medium of the invention, a person specifying unit determines persons appearing in each image, and specifies one or more first persons among the determined persons. An intimacy calculation unit calculates the intimacy between the first person and each photographer based on the presence of a first person in each image and photographer information of each image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Yamaji, Tetsuya Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10261741
    Abstract: An appliance device to display a workspace with an aspect ratio assigned to the workspace, regardless of the aspect ratio of a local display. The appliance device displays only a portion of the workspace in a viewport window at one time. The appliance device also displays a preview version of the entire workspace. The preview version comprises a user-interface tool which enables panning of the workspace in the viewport window. A presenter device makes a presentation while interacting with a workspace while viewer devices watch the presentation. A viewer device displays the workspace with the assigned aspect ratio and displays only portion of the workspace at one time. When the presenter device interacts with a location of the workspace, the presenter device operates in conjunction with a messaging infrastructure and the viewer devices to automatically cause each of the viewer devices to display the location of interaction in the workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PRYSM, INC
    Inventors: Dino C. Carlos, Adam P. Cuzzort, Brandon Fischer
  • Patent number: 10264210
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus includes a camera to continuously capture an image of an object to acquire video data, a memory, and circuitry to identify, from among a plurality of users appearing in the video data, a user who is speaking at a point in time when the video data is acquired as a currently-speaking user, store, in the memory, speech history information that associates, for each point in time when the video data is acquired during at least a predetermined time period, the currently-speaking user with time information indicating the point in time when the video data is acquired, and based on the speech history information, identify a first user currently speaking and a second user who is to be displayed enlarged together with the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihito Aiba
  • Patent number: 10255082
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for monitoring a video are provided. For example, the video may be rendered within a canvas overlaying a webpage within a web browser. The video may comprise an opaque portion (e.g., a bike) and a transparent portion (e.g., a transparent background such that the bike appears to be driving across the webpage as the video plays). User input associated with the canvas may be evaluated to determine whether the user input occurs over the opaque portion or the transparent portion. Responsive to the user input occurring over the opaque portion, the web browser may be transitioned from the webpage to a biking website linked to by the video. Responsive to the user input occurring over the transparent portion, the canvas may be closed to terminate the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Anthony Deguzman
  • Patent number: 10250840
    Abstract: A projection apparatus includes a projection unit configured to project an image, an operation receiving unit configured to receive an operation, and a control unit configured to control the projection unit. The control unit controls the projection unit to project a first adjustment image for selecting a position to be subjected to an adjustment of the image to be projected by the projection unit. When the operation receiving unit receives an operation for determining the adjustment target position while the projection unit is projecting the first adjustment image, the control unit controls the projection unit to project a second adjustment image different from the first adjustment image in an area corresponding to the adjustment target position identified by the determination operation received by the operation receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinnosuke Sekiya
  • Patent number: 10248993
    Abstract: The disclosure herein relates to systems and methods for generating photo-realistic quality images of a virtual garment super imposed on a visual image associated with a specific photographic subject using three-dimensional virtual components. The pattern making system operable to make virtual garments is configured to reduce the need to work with physical samples for branding agents. The three-dimensional component includes a garment simulation engine which realistically represents fabric and may virtually drape a garment on a three-dimensional avatar. Furthermore, the current disclosure is operable to automate the process of capturing images of a photographic subject in various poses, a fashion model for example, using various digital technologies associated with visual images for generating virtual photo-shoots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: OPTITEX LTD.
    Inventors: Gil Almog, Dror Revach
  • Patent number: 10242712
    Abstract: A content reproduction screen displays a plurality of content items. A video reproduction processing section reproduces substantially simultaneously videos of a plurality of content items on a screen. An audio reproduction processing section reproduces substantially simultaneously audio signals of a plurality of content items. During reproduction of a plurality of content items, a comparison is made between a current reproduction position of the audio signal in an audio reproduction processing section and a current reproduction position of each video in the video reproduction processing section, and, if a discrepancy between the compared current reproduction positions is equal to or greater than a threshold value, the current reproduction position of the video is corrected on the basis of the current reproduction position of the audio signal. In this way, the current reproduction position of each video is synchronized with the reproduction position of the audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhide Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10242506
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for visualizing 4D data by integrating received data, at a server system. The method may include a step of extracting data for extracting layer information representing a relation between items, status information representing state or event of each of the items, and connection information enabling each of the items to be related to internal/external system from received at least one raw data, a step of generating contents for generating an object from the extracted information as and integrally implementing the generated object in a visualization space, and a step of visualization control for visualizing and controlling the generated contents, wherein each of the object and the visualization space may be integrally implemented to 4D data with location information and time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: N3N CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taewhan Peter Chang, Che Hyun Cho
  • Patent number: 10237508
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method and device for displaying a boot screen so as to address the problem of boot screen jumping in a power-on process in the prior art. After the first device and second devices complete video initialization, the first device establishes a connection for transmitting video data with prescribed one of the second devices, and after system services of the first device and the second device are started, the first device will display directly video data of an application interface of the prescribed second device, so that only the application interface of the second device will be displayed directly after a startup picture is displayed, thus avoiding a jump between the two home application interfaces of the first device and the second device to thereby solve the problem of boot screen jumping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: Hisense Co., Ltd., Hisense USA Corporation, Hisense International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tongqing Gao
  • Patent number: 10235739
    Abstract: A system which employs a method of creating transferrable 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: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Carey Leigh Lotzer
  • Patent number: 10237219
    Abstract: A mobile communication device includes: a display; a memory configured to store image data and communication party information associated with the image data; and at least one processor configured to display, when a sent mail that is transmitted by the mobile communication device is selected and transmission destination information of the sent mail corresponds to the communication party information, the image data together with the transmission destination information on the display, wherein the image data was previously stored in the memory and not attached to the sent mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Wada, Takahiro Sato, Yuichi Taneya, Kuniyasu Koizumi
  • Patent number: 10235329
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for improving the usability of a calendar application. A calendar client agent receives calendar information, such as meetings, appointments, vacations, tasks, etc. from various systems, such as an electronic mail system, a social networking system, an instant messaging system and a wiki. The calendar client agent evaluates the retrieved calendar information with respect to a set of presentation rules. The calendar client agent then presents the retrieved calendar information in a horizontal bar (also referred to as a “calendar bar”) in the calendar application over a duration of time (e.g., twelve hours of the current day) in relation to the set of presentation rules. In this manner, the user will be able to more easily ascertain which events or activities are scheduled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Andrew E. Davis, Margo L. Ezekiel, Leah A. Lawrence, Katherine M. Parsons, Jodi Rajaniemi
  • Patent number: 10235498
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling and selecting sources in a room on a network. The system allows a remote viewer to create a virtual presence within the room by providing the available displays, corresponding to the sources, to the remote viewer. The system includes a standardizing technique for improving the communication and overall switching of data for streaming on a network. The system can include a recording server for performing dual recording of the video files in each of a local database and a remote database. A graphical user interface (GUI) display is provided to guide a local user through a medical procedure in the standardized system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Image Stream Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Eddie E. Mitchell, Peter Renzi
  • Patent number: 10234853
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein are configured for managing industrial assets. In an example embodiment, information about industrial assets or their use conditions, such as gathered from sensors embedded at or near industrial machines or assets themselves, can be aggregated, analyzed, and processed in software residing locally or remotely from the assets. In an example embodiment, applications can be provided to optimize an industrial asset for operation in a business context. In an example embodiment, a cloud-based asset management platform can include development tools to facilitate development, by end-users, of applications for interfacing with and optimizing industrial assets, and for managing relationships between various industrial assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Himagiri Mukkamala, Steve Winkler, Subrata Roy, Harel Kodesh, Marc-Thomas Schmidt, Michael Hart
  • Patent number: 10230905
    Abstract: A system includes a video device for capturing, at a viewing time, a first video image corresponding to a foundation scene at a setting, the foundation scene viewed at the viewing time from a vantage position. A memory stores a library of image data including media generated at a time prior to the viewing time. A vantage position monitor tracks the vantage position and generating vantage position of a human viewer. A digital video data controller selects from the image data in the library, at the viewing time and based on the vantage position data, a plurality of second images corresponding to a modifying scene at the setting, the modifying scene further corresponding to the vantage position. A combiner combines the first video image and the plurality of second images to create a composite image for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Passewall Research LLC
    Inventor: Stuart Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10227636
    Abstract: A method for scanning a microarray, including (a) providing a microarray to an optical scanner, wherein the microarray includes a surface having features having different target molecules; (b) scanning the surface in the x or y direction to acquire optical signals from the features at sequential regions of the surface, wherein the focus setting between the optical scanner and the surface is dynamically controlled in real time by repeatedly (i) adding a predetermined focal offset, thereby introducing an error in the focus setting, and (ii) adjusting the focus setting to reduce the error in the focus setting, thereby acquiring the optical signals from different regions at different degrees of focus such that a subset of the regions that are scanned have an introduced focus error; and (c) analyzing the optical signals that are obtained at the different degrees of focus to identify the different target molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: Darren Robert Segale, John A. Moon, Hongji Ren
  • Patent number: 10222877
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for presenting a panoramic photo in a mobile terminal, and a mobile terminal. A trigger instruction that is used to instruct the mobile terminal to enter an immersive browsing mode is detected, where the immersive browsing mode is a browsing mode in which a panoramic photo moves as the mobile terminal rotates; and if the trigger instruction is detected, a rotation angle of the mobile terminal is detected and determined, and a panoramic photo that is presented in a normal mode in the mobile terminal is moved and presented according to the determined rotation angle. Using the present disclosure, complexity of panoramic photo browsing can be reduced, which makes it convenient for a user to browse a panoramic photo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaojuan Li, Wenmei Gao
  • Patent number: 10222948
    Abstract: Disclosed are a multimedia device and a control method therefor. A multimedia device according an embodiment of the present invention may comprise: a display unit; and a control unit for controlling the display unit to display a menu bar on a screen, wherein the menu bar includes a plurality of icons arranged in one direction, and the icons adjacent to each other are displayed while partially overlapping each other. A multimedia device according to another embodiment of the present invention may comprise: a display unit; and a control unit for controlling the display unit to display a menu bar on a screen, wherein the menu bar includes a plurality of icons arranged in one direction, and the control unit sets a fixed area by fixing at least one icon included in the menu bar by a fixing frame, and separates the menu bar into the fixed area and a variable area according to whether the fixing frame exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jaesun Yun
  • Patent number: 10216367
    Abstract: One example includes an automated visualization and interaction algorithm. The algorithm includes processing a configuration file to ascertain definitions associated with a specified visualized dataset, and generating and providing queries to a data management tool via a network service interface based on the definitions to access dataset components from the data management tool. The algorithm also includes generating a dataset layer and assigning a category to the dataset layer based on the dataset components. The algorithm further includes assigning a behavior to the dataset layer based on the dataset components, the at least one behavior defining visual characteristics of the dataset layer, and generating a graphical rendering of the dataset layer based on the dataset components to display the dataset layer as a visualized dataset via a graphical user interface (GUI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dhaval Patel
  • Patent number: 10216355
    Abstract: Example systems and methods for virtual visualization of a three-dimensional (3D) model of an object in a two-dimensional (2D) environment. The method may include projecting a ray from a user device to a ground plane and determining an angle at which the projected ray touches the ground plane. The method further helps determine a level for the ground plane for positioning the 3D model of the object in the 2D environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Atheer, Inc.
    Inventor: Milos Jovanovic
  • Patent number: 10219025
    Abstract: A transmission range determination unit of a video distribution device receives information about a display position for a video gallery display screen from a terminal device and determines, according to the received information, a transmission range for video gallery data in which display images of video data items are arranged, to be a size greater than a possible display range of the terminal device. A video gallery display screen generation unit generates the video gallery display screen in which the display images of the video data items included in the transmission range determined by the transmission range determination unit are arranged according to an arrangement of the display images of the video data items which is defined by the video gallery data, wherein the video gallery display screen generation unit distributes the generated video gallery display screen to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: DWANGO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuo Kawakami, Taihei Hosokawa, Kenichi Miyazaki, Shinya Kuroda, Takashi Kojima
  • Patent number: 10217278
    Abstract: Techniques for simulating three dimensional spaces, such as terrain, are disclosed herein. In some cases, a three dimensional volume may be identified and a two dimensional area corresponding to the three dimensional volume may be determined. A plurality of layers may be associated with the two dimensional area, with each of the plurality of layers including at least one third dimension value and at least one layer characteristic. A subset of the plurality of layers, having at least one similar layer characteristic, may be combined into a combined layer associated with the two dimensional area. The association between the two dimensional area and the associated combined layer may then be stored and/or rendered into image data to be presented to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajeev Varma Penmatsa, Jordan Ross Lehmiller
  • Patent number: 10216892
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for interactive vehicle package design includes receiving vehicle occupant package design model data. The vehicle occupant package design model data includes a task to be executed. The method also includes receiving parameters defining a virtual human subject for executing the task. The virtual human subject includes a plurality of degrees of freedom. The method includes determining a plurality of motion descriptors of the virtual human subject including determining a manipulation over time of the degrees of freedom of the virtual human subject during accomplishment of the task, and determining one or more performance metrics based on the motion descriptors. The method further includes generating a visual representation of the vehicle occupant package design model, the virtual human subject, and the task to be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chand T. John, Behzad Dariush
  • Patent number: 10217036
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an image processing apparatus capable of combining a group element so that a color intended by a user is output ultimately even in the case where flattening is performed on the way of the processing performed on the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takayuki Hitosugi
  • Patent number: 10210150
    Abstract: A system for displaying data comprises an interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive an indication of a matrix element for expansion. The processor is configured to provide a matrix for display. The matrix includes a plurality of matrix elements. The processor is configured to provide a modified matrix for display, in the event that the matrix element is selected for expansion. The modified matrix for display includes a matrix element expanded and matrix elements compressed based at least in part on the matrix element selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventor: Christian Robert Pantel
  • Patent number: 10210641
    Abstract: A method for displaying graphic layers is provided. The method includes: receiving a plurality of graphic layers; assigning sequence numbers to the graphic layers according to an overlay order; assigning a weight value to each graphic layer according to a manner; establishing a layer order according to the sequence numbers and the weight values; and displaying the graphic layers according to the layer order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: VIA ALLIANCE SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanjie Wang, Qian Wang, Chenyang Zhu
  • Patent number: 10210666
    Abstract: A method for executing computer instructions for presenting an interactive environment in a head-mounted display (HMD) is described. The method includes identifying content associated with the interactive environment to be presented on the HMD for a user and determining whether an interactive object within the identified content satisfies a threshold for presentation to the user. The method includes augmenting the interactive object with augmentation data. The augmented data acts to change a characteristic of the interactive object. The operation of augmenting the interactive object is performed after determining that the interactive object does not satisfy the threshold for presentation to the user. The augmentation data modifies the interactive object to conform the interactive object to be within the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roger Stafford, Frederick Umminger, Steven Osman
  • Patent number: 10212309
    Abstract: A printing device displays a preview image of received image data, receives, based on the previewed image, an instruction to rotate the received image, rotates the received image data based on the received rotation instruction, and prints the rotated image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Kaneda
  • Patent number: 10203856
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a controlling method are provided. The display apparatus includes a communication interface configured to receive a plurality of image signals from a plurality of external devices, a display configured to display a screen including a plurality of regions respectively corresponding to each of the plurality of image signals, and a processor configured to, in response to a directional touch gesture being input on the display, select a region from among the plurality of regions based on a direction of a directional touch gesture and control the display to display the selected region as a full screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young-kook Kim
  • Patent number: 10198003
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes at least one imaging device attached to a vehicle and that captures multiple images, and a control circuit that generates a composite image from the multiple images and displays the composite image on a display unit. The vehicle is operated according to a user operation on a portion of the display unit on which the composite image is being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Peter Duerr
  • Patent number: 10191540
    Abstract: A blended reality user interface and gesture control system includes one or more sensors, a head-mounted display, and a blending engine. The blending engine is configured to receive a live reality and virtual reality feeds, track movement of a user using the sensors, detect a command based on the tracked movement, blend the live and virtual reality feeds into a blended view based on the detected command, and display the blended view on the head-mounted display. In some embodiments, the blending engine is further configured to detect an amount of head tilt of the user and adjust a blending factor controlling an amount of transparency of the live reality feed within the blended view based on the amount of head tilt. In some embodiments, the blending engine is further configured to detect manipulation of a controller by the user and adjust the blending factor based on the detected manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Rouslan Lyubomirov Dimitrov, Allison Phuong Huynh
  • Patent number: 10192291
    Abstract: A method and corresponding apparatus to perform path rendering include selecting a pixel through which a path passes from among pixels included in a frame, using geometric information of the pixels in the frame. The method and corresponding apparatus include setting sub-samples for the selected pixel, and calculating a winding number of the selected pixel using the sub-samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaedon Lee, Jeongjoon Yoo
  • Patent number: 10193850
    Abstract: When a message contains an actionable request or question the invention measures a time til transmitted reply (TTTR). Replies which contain substantive answers such as dates, decisions, quantities, concurrence, or content are paired with their respective request for each sender-recipient directed dyad. The replies are categorized to the type of action taken in response to the request. The history of each dyad is examined to determine the relative importance each party ascribes to the other and a range of typical TTTR is stored. Questions, directives, and requests are discovered in a message by scanning for deadline words, calendar words, time words, urgency phrases, question words such as who what when, capability syntax, and agreement/disagreement alternatives. A user receives an alert when a response is nearly past a deadline or close to exceeding expected time to reply, immediately upon receipt, or both. An alert offers a potential response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Notion AI, Inc.
    Inventors: Lindsay Snider, Ian Berry, Guy Suter
  • Patent number: 10175749
    Abstract: A transparent display apparatus is provided. The transparent display apparatus includes a transparent display which displays information, a sensor which senses background information in a first direction, and a controller configured to modify a display state of the displayed information on the transparent display based on the sensed background information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nipun Kumar, Joon-kyu Seo, Yeo-jun Yoon, Young-joon Choi
  • Patent number: 10171784
    Abstract: A plurality of kinds of color filters are disposed at each of pixels in accordance with a color array of two rows and two columns at a pixel section of a solid state imaging device. A first signal outputting circuit and a second signal outputting circuit each perform an addition read of electrical signals from the pixels of one/the other color included in a line to be read. An addition controlling circuit shifts sampling positions of the pixels which are added at a time of the addition read by a unit of the color array between the first signal outputting circuit and a second signal outputting circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Taku Arii
  • Patent number: 10171788
    Abstract: A method to be performed by a playback device includes determining whether the playback device has a function for converting first graphics in a second luminance range narrower than a first luminance range to second graphics in the first luminance range, when the playback device has the function, converting the first graphics to the second graphics, and displaying a video in the first luminance range with the second graphics being superimposed on the video, and when the playback device does not have the function, displaying the video with third graphics different from the second graphics being superimposed on the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadamasa Toma, Masayuki Kozuka, Hiroshi Yahata, Takahiro Nishi, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: 10169548
    Abstract: A method to obfuscate images is provided. The method may include a monitoring engine determining which images and regions of images need to be obfuscated. The method may also include an obfuscation engine determining the proper obfuscation processes in order to optimally obfuscate an image. The method may further include obfuscating the regions of the image based on the determined proper obfuscation processes. The method may also include marking the regions with an identifier representing the obfuscation process used. The method may also include using the identifiers in order to then de-obfuscate the image without a loss of image quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelley L. Anders, Paul R. Bastide, Stacy M. Cannon, Trudy L. Hewitt
  • Patent number: 10162589
    Abstract: There are provided a changed data extracting unit 13 for extracting only changed data to be present data changed from previous data for each of data to be received repetitively from a plurality of portable terminals 200, a block data generating unit 14 for collecting, into one, any of the changed data which are extracted and have the same value, thereby generating block data, and a data transmitting unit 15 for transmitting the generated block data, and only data changed from previous receipt to present receipt in a huge amount of data which are collected from the large number of portable terminals 200 and might be changed moment by moment are extracted as transmitting target data, and furthermore, the changed data having the same value are collected into one and transmitted if any. Consequently, a transmission data volume can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: WingArc1st Inc.
    Inventor: Ko Shimazawa