Combining Model Representations Patents (Class 345/630)
  • Patent number: 10188952
    Abstract: A method for variable sized summarization of n-dimensional integral coordinate systems. A three or other dimensional area is defined with an integral coordinate system. Blocks are defined within the three or other dimensional area with coordinate summary addresses. The coordinate addresses are mapped to server coordinates so that each block can be independently stored on one or more servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Controlled Protocols, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph J. Covelli
  • Patent number: 10182187
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to real-time manipulation of images and video captured on mobile devices, and in particular to composite graphical elements applied in real-time to captured images and/or video. Some embodiments contemplate a method comprising receiving a captured image and/or video from a portable multi-function device, applying processing in real time via a Quality Engine, applying processing in real time via an Image Engine, applying an overlay process in real time, applying a filter process in real time, storing and/or streaming the processed content, and sharing the processed content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Playvuu, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane Pollack, Joseph Takai, Alejandro Japkin, Pablo Vasquez
  • Patent number: 10166477
    Abstract: A game device includes: a detecting section configured to obtain an imaged image imaged by an imaging device, and detect a tracking object included in the obtained imaged image; a control section configured to calculate a position in which to display a predetermined image according to a position in which the tracking object is detected; and an image generating section configured to generate a display image displaying the predetermined image in the position calculated by the control section in the imaged image such that the predetermined image is superimposed on the imaged image, and display the generated display image on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yuki Miyamae, Masafumi Noda, Takumi Yoshida, Keiichiro Ishihara, Gento Morita, Yutaka Yokokawa, Nicolas Doucet
  • Patent number: 10140999
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for transmitting and receiving audio, particularly, to a method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving of object-based audio contents, which packetizes audio objects having the same characteristic. To achieve the above, the present invention includes filtering a plurality of ESs according to common information, adding a packet header to the respective filtered ESs and generate ES packets, aggregating all the generated ES packets and then adding a multi-object packet header to the aggregated ES packets to generate an object packet, and multiplexing the generated object packet, packetizing the multiplexed object packet according to a transmitting media and transmitting the packetized object packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yong Ju Lee, Tae Jin Lee, Jae-Hyoun Yoo, Kyeongok Kang, Jin Woong Kim, Chieteuk Ahn
  • Patent number: 10107767
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for a vehicle inspection system comprising a mobile inspection device, a display system, a graphical user interface configured to be displayed on the display system, and a controller. The controller is configured to identify a position of the mobile inspection device within a vehicle and receives a user input comprising a group of gestures made by a human operator with respect to an item in a group of items in a field of view of the mobile inspection device based on the position of the mobile inspection device. The controller creates a note at a location with respect to the vehicle in association with the item in the field of view of the mobile inspection device in which the note is assigned to the location with respect to the vehicle and displays the note on the graphical user interface for the mobile inspection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brian D. Laughlin, Richard T. Moore, Steven Curtis Franzman, David R. Aguilar, Elizabeth Juhnke
  • Patent number: 10101878
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sharing a map context of an originating computer user with a plurality of other users is presented. An originating user identifies at least some of a plurality of result cards displayed in conjunction with a map displayed in a browser view with one or more other users. A shared URL is generated according to the map context comprising at least the selected result cards. The shared URL is configured such that navigation by another browser on another computing device according to the shared URL displays the map context in a browser view of the another browser and the selected result cards in conjunction with the map in the browser view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chelsea Nicole Mitchell, Srinivas Kanakapally, Viktor Halitsyn, Ryan Honig, Yekaterina Grabar, Romualdo Impas, Dvir Horovitz, Karl Eberhard Tolgu
  • Patent number: 10043299
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a spatial and temporal clipping standards, and a spatial and temporal combining standards are prepared. The image processing apparatus is provided with a CPU that is configured to clip plural moving images from one moving image in accordance with a spatial and/or temporal clipping standard, and combine spatially or temporally the clipped moving images with each other in accordance with a spatial and/or temporal combining standard, thereby generating a new moving image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kouichi Saitou
  • Patent number: 10019779
    Abstract: Features are disclosed for an interface for browsing images of items having different scales and lengths such as clothing. The interface may present two portions of a subject, each portion selected from different data stores of images. The interface may provide a unified view of the portions. For example, a first portion may be taken from an image of the subject wearing a golf shirt and long pants. A second portion may be taken from an image of the subject wearing a long sleeved shirt and shorts. The first portion may show only the golf shirt and the second portion may show only the shorts thereby providing a depiction of what the subject would look like wearing the shirt shown in the first image with the shorts shown in the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jongwoo Lee, Alexander Adrian Hugh Davidson, Charles Shearer Dorner
  • Patent number: 9984487
    Abstract: Examples of systems and methods for transmitting facial motion data and animating an avatar are generally described herein. A system may include an image capture device to capture a series of images of a face, a facial recognition module to compute facial motion data for each of the images in the series of images, and a communication module to transmit the facial motion data to an animation device, wherein the animation device is to use the facial motion data to animate an avatar on the animation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Wenlong Li, Xiaofeng Tong, Yangzhou Du, Thomas Sachson
  • Patent number: 9965789
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for pre-purchase wearable device testing are described herein. A wearable device may be identified as a trial device to a wearable ensemble. Trial data corresponding to the trial device may be provided to a wearable ensemble system that includes the wearable ensemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Glen J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9947125
    Abstract: Examples of systems and methods for transmitting facial motion data and animating an avatar are generally described herein. A system may include an image capture device to capture a series of images of a face, a facial recognition module to compute facial motion data for each of the images in the series of images, and a communication module to transmit the facial motion data to an animation device, wherein the animation device is to use the facial motion data to animate an avatar on the animation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Wenlong Li, Xiaofeng Tong, Yangzhou Du, Thomas Sachson
  • Patent number: 9947366
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating group portraits using video chat systems are provided. A communications system can generate a group portrait that includes an image of two or more users. For example, a communications system can generate a group portrait that includes an image of each user participating in a video conference, and the group portrait may serve as a memento from the video conference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SHINDIG, INC.
    Inventor: Steven M. Gottlieb
  • Patent number: 9779545
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology described herein optimally locate business labels within the footprint of a building shown on a digital map. An optimal arrangement comprises business labels displayed entirely within the building footprint without the business labels overlapping each other. The technology initially generates label arrangements and calculates a cost for the arrangements. A cost of zero means the arrangement is optimal. For non-zero costs, a lower cost means the arrangement is close to an optimal arrangement. The technology can continue to generate arrangements for analysis until an acceptable arrangement is found.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rom Impas, Jerome Francois Berclaz, Timo Pekka Pylvaenaeinen
  • Patent number: 9734631
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments described herein relate to systems and methods for generating an image comprising a three-dimensional (ā€œ3Dā€) model or replica of a subject. Such images may include the face of a human subject as well as views of the subject from various angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: TRUPIK, INC.
    Inventors: Vikranth Katpally Reddy, Sridhar Tirumala, Aravind Inumpudi, David Joseph Harmon, Shivani Pulimamidi
  • Patent number: 9724600
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-storage media having computer-usable instructions embodied thereon, for controlling objects in a virtual environment are provided. Real-world objects may be received into a virtual environment. The real-world objects may be any non-human object. An object skeleton may be identified and mapped to the object. A user skeleton of the real-world user may also be identified and mapped to the object skeleton. By mapping the user skeleton to the object skeleton, movements of the user control the movements of the object in the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Harley Willoughby, Jeffrey Jesus Evertt, Justin Avram Clark, Ben John Hindle, Peter Glenn Sarrett, Joel Deaguero
  • Patent number: 9691161
    Abstract: The recognition of objects such as clothing items can be improved by capturing image data that represents the material characteristics and true color of the object. A high resolution image can be captured that shows the individual threads and/or fibers, among other possible pattern or texture characteristics. Various approaches are discussed for determining the scale of these features to more accurately determine the way the material is made. Further, approaches are discussed that enable the true color of the material to be determined, through hardware and/or software, to further improve the accuracy of such a determination. The material and color properties can be combined with a conventional object recognition process to provide accurate object identification and/or authentication results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Ismet Zeki Yalniz, Leo Benedict Baldwin, Arnab Sanat Kumar Dhua, Isabella Talley Lewis, Colin Jon Taylor
  • Patent number: 9679332
    Abstract: A multimedia commerce service processing method includes the steps of receiving a signal for selecting a first product provided by the multimedia commerce service, detecting body size information of a user from login information of an account of the user who uses the multimedia commerce service, generating a first avatar graphic image including the detected body size information of the user and transmitting a signal for outputting an image of the first product in a specific area of the first avatar graphic image to a display device. A multimedia commerce service processing apparatus includes a receiving module configured to sense a signal, a communication module configured to transmit and receive data, a storage module configured to store login information of an account of a user and a controller configured to control operation of the multimedia commerce service processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngah Kim, Hojoo Park, Junhee Kim, Hanseok Kim, Jim Clayton, Jungnam Park, Hyonbin Kong
  • Patent number: 9665268
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a control method thereof are provided. The mobile terminal comprises a wireless communication unit, a display (151) configured to display an image, and a controller configured to display a first input area overlapping with at least part of the image in response to a first touch applied to the display (151) and to transmit data based on a touch trace corresponding to a second touch of a user, which is acquired through the displayed first input area, to a client terminal (200, 300) including one or more other terminals through the wireless communication unit in real time, the first input area having translucent property to allow the overlap image to be recognized. According to the present invention, data corresponding to a touch applied to an input area can be transmitted to a client terminal to achieve each data exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Moonjung Kim
  • Patent number: 9569895
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a judgment unit for judging an anteroposterior relationship between a shot actual object and a virtual object for each part by use of depth information, and a display control unit for displaying a virtual image in which the virtual object is projected to be overlapped on a shot image in which the actual object is shot based on the anteroposterior relationship judged by the judgment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seiji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9525612
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for transmitting and receiving audio, particularly, to a method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving of object-based audio contents, which packetizes audio objects having the same characteristic. To achieve the above, the present invention includes filtering a plurality of ESs according to common information, adding a packet header to the respective filtered ESs and generate ES packets, aggregating all the generated ES packets and then adding a multi-object packet header to the aggregated ES packets to generate an object packet, and multiplexing the generated object packet, packetizing the multiplexed object packet according to a transmitting media and transmitting the packetized object packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yong Ju Lee, Tae Jin Lee, Jae-Hyoun Yoo, Kyeongok Kang, Jin Woong Kim, Chieteuk Ahn
  • Patent number: 9514125
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a text and identifying a set of linguistic characteristics contained in the text, where linguistic characteristics include grammatical, syntactic, and idiomatic features of the text. The method also includes determining a plurality of locations of origin in which the text was potentially written based on the set of linguistic characteristics. The method also includes retrieving a set of reference documents for each location of origin in the plurality of locations of origin and producing a set of proximity scores by performing a set of proximity checks using the set of linguistic characteristics, the set of reference documents, and the text, wherein the proximity checks analyze how often and how close linguistic characteristics are to one another. The method also includes ranking the plurality of locations of origin based on the set of proximity scores and returning a set of one or more ranked locations of origin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Roberto DeLima, Andrew R. Freed, Robert L. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 9483853
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method to display a rendered image is described. A base image is obtained. A rendered image is obtained. The rendered image is matched to a location on the base image. The rendered image is overlaid onto the base image at the location to generate a set of layered images. The set of layered images is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Glasses.com Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Coon
  • Patent number: 9483496
    Abstract: A computing device can identify, for a placement of a label, a first and second character of the label that have a shortest distance from one another. The placement for the label can define a position at which the label is to be placed in an interactive geographic map and a formatting for that label. The computing device can determine that the first and second identified characters do not overlap. In response to determining that the first and second characters do not overlap, the computing device can select the placement of the label for display in the interactive geographic map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Andrew Washburne, Scott Robert Parish, Clayton Matthew Magouyrk
  • Patent number: 9483877
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for generating and using a flexible scene framework to render dynamically-generated content within contextual scenes to personalize a customer's web experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Cimpress Schweiz GmbH
    Inventors: Jorel Fermin, Eugene Hsu, Nathaniel P. Woods
  • Patent number: 9483548
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are presented for a morphing search tool that provides a single user interface through which a user may both modify a displayed image and perform an image similarity query based on the modified image. The morphing search tool may allow a user to repeat this process until a desired image is found and displayed. Further, the image repository to be searched may be specified by a user and the images to be modified and searched for may be any type of image. The morphing search tool may be integrated within a merchant website, an image management system, or as a stand alone application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Nico A. Becherer, Sven Duwenhorst
  • Patent number: 9477664
    Abstract: An approach is provided for querying media based on media characteristics. A media platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of one or more images, one or more videos, or a combination thereof to determine one or more latent vectors associated with the one or more images, the one or more videos, or the combination thereof. The media platform further causes, at least in part, a comparison of the one or more latent vectors to one or more models. The media platform also causes, at least in part, an indexing of the one or more images, the one or more videos, or the combination thereof based, at least in part, on the one or more latent vectors, the one or more models, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Sailesh Kumar Sathish, Igor Danilo Diego Curcio
  • Patent number: 9467582
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a reception unit configured to receive a start request transmitted from an external apparatus; a time processing unit configured to obtain a time of receipt when the reception unit receives the start request and to give a time stamp to first data; and a transmission unit configured to transmit the time of receipt obtained by the time processing unit to the external apparatus, to transmit to the external apparatus the first data generated after the time of receipt and given the time stamp by the time processing unit, and to in real-time transmit second data generated after the time of receipt to the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Ishikawa, Yasuki Kanema, Takeshi Iwatsu, Tohru Kadono
  • Patent number: 9449395
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a method for image matting based on a hierarchical graph model, comprises receiving an input image including a plurality of image elements; generating a plurality of matting cells based on the input image, each cell including a group of image elements; calculating affinity values for the plurality of matting cells based on the input image; forming a graph based on the plurality of matting cells and the affinity values, the graph including a plurality of nodes representing the matting cells and a plurality of edges associated with the affinity values of the matting cells; and generating a plurality of matting components for the input image based on the graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Winbond Electronics Corp.
    Inventors: Sheng-Jyh Wang, Chen-Yu Tseng
  • Patent number: 9436437
    Abstract: Organizing data where the data has spatial significance. A method includes, at a user interface, displaying to a user a representation of spatially structured data. User input is received at a computer implemented user interface through one or more hardware user interface devices. The user input is domain agnostic, but has a spatial connotation. Based on pre-existing structured data displayed at the user interface, a domain is determined for the user input. Based on the determined domain, the user input is interpreted into a domain specific response. The domain specific response is consistent with the spatial connotation across a plurality of domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jens K. Jacobsen, Sadi Khan, Gareth Alun Jones, Tyler Edward Gibson, Steven Douglas De Mar, Andrew Jude Byrne
  • Patent number: 9418466
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a mapping application which when executed on a device by at least one processing unit renders views of a three-dimensional (3D) map. The mapping application requests a first set of map tiles associated with a portion of the 3D map. In response to the request, the mapping application receives a second set of map tiles associated with portion of the 3D map. The mapping application identifies a third set of map tiles included in the first set of map tiles but not included in the second set of map tiles. For each map tile in the third set of map tiles, the mapping application generates a replacement map tile comprising geospatial data. The mapping application renders the portion of the 3D map based on the second set of map tiles and the set of replacement map tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Patrick S. Piemonte
  • Patent number: 9412191
    Abstract: The generation of characters within computer animations is currently a labor intensive and expensive activity for a wide range of businesses. Whereas prior art approaches have sought to reduce this loading by providing reference avatars, these do not fundamentally overcome the intensive steps in generating these reference avatars, and they provide limited variations. According to the invention a user is provided with a simple and intuitive mechanism to affect the weightings applied in establishing the physical characteristics of an avatar generated using an inheritance based avatar generator. The inheritance based generator allowing, for example, the user to select a first generation of four grandparents, affect the weightings in generating the second generation parents, and affect the weightings in generating the third generation off-spring avatar from these parents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Michel Fleury, David Chamandy
  • Patent number: 9378586
    Abstract: An automatic garment grading is provided. A retargeting technique is used with the mediator and the correspondence function. The mediator is a parameterized draft. Local coordinates systems are used for making correspondence. The mean value coordinates system (MVC) are improved so that the weights would have positive values, which is omitted mean value coordinates (OMVC). The mediator is parameterized draft, and correspondence function is the OMVC in the method. Smart grading can minimize designer's specialized know-how and save performing time for the grading of real garment and virtual garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Moonhwan Jeong, Hyeong-Seok Ko
  • Patent number: 9348973
    Abstract: A scanning structure having at least one surface with a shape adapted to conform to a portion of a craniofacial space is described. The scanning structure includes at least one surface object, which is at least partly identifiable from a first set of data, and where a first coordinate is identifiable based on the surface object. The scanning structure includes at least one volume object, which is at least partly identifiable from a second set of data, and where a second coordinate is identifiable based on the volume object. The surface object can be arranged in relation to the at least one volume object such that the first coordinate and the second coordinate have a pre-defined relationship to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: NOBEL BIOCARE SERVICES AG
    Inventors: Andreas Pettersson, Urban Nilsson
  • Patent number: 9349414
    Abstract: A method and process for video recording on a mobile device that simultaneously records, syncs, and combines two captured video streams into one resulting video recording enabling a user to video record an event, be visually immersed in the event as an active participant, and share their narrated recorded experience in a social media network. The application method and process utilizes an image sensor to provide for continuous auto-face-detection and auto-focus with first camera for capture and record of user's face-only video overlaid on user's simultaneous capture and recording of the event with second camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventors: Odile Aimee Furment, Isaac Segall
  • Patent number: 9186582
    Abstract: An animal-breeding mechanic enables the generation of an offspring virtual animal in an online game system by combining features of a male virtual animal and a female virtual animal. Multiple candidates for the offspring virtual animal may be generated, and a selection or identification can then be made from the multiple candidates. Relevant features may include a base color and optional pattern markings with a corresponding pattern color. Additional game aspects may include options for enhancing the likelihood of generating a successful offspring, decreasing the time for generating the offspring, and nurturing the offspring to maturity. Parameterized color values for a specific virtual animal may be substituted into source artwork to generate a variety of distinctive displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Janis, Greg Omi, Tim Wang, Vasudev Vadlamudi, Bruce Harlick
  • Patent number: 9167999
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating a treatment plan for cosmetic procedures, for example, a hair transplantation procedure, are provided. The treatment plan allows user to provide input on a proposed hair element using a free-hand drawing in a two-dimensional plane, and for the proposed hair element to be generated and displayed on a three-dimensional model of a body surface. Various techniques and methods described in the application provide for improved planning of a natural looking hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Restoration Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Zhang, Gabriele Zingaretti, Franklin Timothy McArthur
  • Patent number: 9155373
    Abstract: Medical overlay mirror methods and related systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9129644
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for rendering in accordance with location of virtual objects in real-time. There is provided a method for persistent association of a graphic overlay with a virtual object in a displayable environment, comprising receiving a first three-dimensional coordinate of the virtual object in the displayable environment, determining a three-dimensional coordinate of the graphic overlay in accordance with the first three-dimensional coordinate of the virtual object, tracking a movement of the virtual object in the displayable environment by receiving one or more second three-dimensional coordinates of the virtual object, and modifying the three-dimensional coordinate of the graphic overlay in accordance with the one or more second three-dimensional coordinates of the virtual object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gay, Aaron Thiel
  • Patent number: 9124762
    Abstract: A privacy camera, such as a light field camera that includes an array of cameras or an RGBZ camera(s)) is used to capture images and display images according to a selected privacy mode. The privacy mode may include a blur background mode and a background replacement mode and can be automatically selected based on the meeting type, participants, location, and device type. A region of interest and/or an object(s) of interest (e.g. one or more persons in a foreground) is determined and the privacy camera is configured to clearly show the region/object of interest and obscure or replace the background according to the selected privacy mode. The displayed image includes the region/object(s) of interest clearly shown (e.g. in focus) and any objects in a background of the combined image shown having a limited depth of field (e.g. blurry/not in focus) and/or the background replaced with another image and/or fill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ross Cutler, Ramin Mehran
  • Patent number: 9087395
    Abstract: Techniques for enabling content animation in substantially real time are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for content animation in substantially real time includes providing content for display including at least one image, detecting an interaction of a user with respect to the at least one image, determining a boundary within the image comprising a contour of an object represented in the at least one image, applying a set of movement constraints to the object within the determined boundary, and enabling animation of a portion of the at least one image corresponding to the object in the displayed content based at least in part upon the applied movement constraints. The animation may occur in response to a user selecting a portion of the object and moving the object within the selected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew W. Amacker
  • Patent number: 9087078
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are presented for a morphing search tool that provides a single user interface through which a user may both modify a displayed image and perform an image similarity query based on the modified image. The morphing search tool may allow a user to repeat this process until a desired image is found and displayed. Further, the image repository to be searched may be specified by a user and the images to be modified and searched for may be any type of image. The morphing search tool may be integrated within a merchant website, an image management system, or as a stand alone application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Nico A. Becherer, Sven Duwenhorst
  • Patent number: 9082189
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a computer program, embodied on a computer readable medium. The computer program is configured to control a processor to execute instructions. The instructions include sampling a plurality of points that lie within the interior of an arbitrary shape, drawing one or more rectangles from each of the points, gradually increasing the length and width of the rectangles until the rectangles no longer falls within the interior of the arbitrary shape, and assigning the largest of the increased rectangles as the interior bounding box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Look, Prashant Singh
  • Patent number: 9035968
    Abstract: A method for creating a distance dependent display that comprises providing an image separating mask having a plurality precision slits arranged in a pattern, generating an interlaced image from a plurality of images according to the pattern, and combining the interlaced image and the image separating mask to allow an observer to view substantially separately each the image from a respective of a plurality of different distances from the image separating mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: HumanEyes Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Assaf Zomet
  • Patent number: 9030539
    Abstract: This invention is to provide an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, a program, and a display in which both of a secret image and a public image can be efficiently displayed with high picture quality without reducing contrast of the public image. One of output images is a secret image which displays an input secret image as one of input images in a partial area of a screen, all the output images including the secret image have a relationship to become, when a luminance value of each pixel thereof is totaled, an input public image as one of the input images; and during a period in which at least the secret image is being outputted, shutter glasses disposed between a display to which the image signals are inputted and user's eyes are set to a light transmission state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Daigo Miyasaka, Masao Imai, Fujio Okumura
  • Publication number: 20150123995
    Abstract: An approach is provided to efficiently and accurately process and align of one or more portions of a plurality of data point clouds. A processing platform may cause a segmentation of at least one first geo-registered point cloud and at least one second geo-registered point cloud based, at least in part, on an application of a ground surface threshold to one or more respective points in the at least one first geo-registered point cloud and the at least one second geo-registered point cloud. The processing platform may further cause a processing and/or facilitating a processing of the one or more respective points that are above the ground surface threshold to determine a horizontal offset for a horizontal alignment of the at least one first geo-registered point cloud and the at least one second geo-registered point cloud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Alexandri Gregor ZAVODNY, Xin CHEN
  • Publication number: 20150103095
    Abstract: A biological information displaying apparatus includes: a calculator which is configured to calculate measurement values of parameters based on a plurality of biological signals obtained by an acquiring unit, the parameters including: sclerosis parameters relating to arterial sclerosis; and stenosis and/or occlusion parameters relating to arterial stenosis and/or occlusion; a display which is configured to display information; and a display controller which is configured to produce different radar charts of the sclerosis parameters and the stenosis and/or occlusion parameters, and which is configured to display the measurement values of the parameters on the display, on respective one of line segments that radially extend from a center in each of the radar charts, while plotting each of the measurement values of corresponding parameters at a position that is remoter from the center as a clinical value is worse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Takehito Suzuki, Takashi Yaginuma, Masahiro Yade
  • Patent number: 8976187
    Abstract: A system aids composited graphics rendering. A script and corresponding virtual machine engine code may be stored in memory. An off-screen buffer is generated in the memory by the script. The off-screen buffer includes an extended stage having first a buffer portion. The buffer portion may include pre-rendered graphical object. An on-screen buffer may include a composition of the pre-rendered graphical objects of the extended stage. The script renders a graphical change to the on-screen buffer using independent block copying, from the extended stage to corresponding target areas in the on-screen buffer, of one or more of the pre-rendered graphics of the extended stage area affected by the graphical changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: 2236008 Ontario, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Streatch, Roger MacLean, Dan Dodge
  • Publication number: 20150062156
    Abstract: A method for displaying contextual semantic data in a graphical overlay includes activating a first lens corresponding to a first domain, and activating at least one first domain context within the first lens. The method also includes, responsive to activating the at least one first domain context within the first lens, displaying the first domain context within the first lens. At least one second domain context is activated and displayed throughout the entire graphical overlay while simultaneously displaying the at least one first domain context within the first lens. Alternatively, the at least one second domain context is displayed within an activated second lens, which corresponds to a second domain, while simultaneously displaying the at least one first domain context within the first lens. By simultaneously displaying the first and second domain contexts, a cross-domain interaction between the first and second domains is identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Milam, Eric W. Leong, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Jonathan W. Stoecker
  • Patent number: 8968087
    Abstract: A video server is configured to provide streaming video to players of computer games over a computing network. The video server can provided video of different games to different players simultaneously. This is accomplished by rendering several video streams in parallel using a single GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). The output of the GPU is provided to graphics processing pipelines that are each associated with a specific client/player and are dynamically allocated as needed. A client qualifier may be used to assure that only clients capable of presenting the streaming video to a player at a minimum level of quality receive the video stream. Video frames provided by the video server optionally include overlays added to the output of the GPU. These overlays can include voice data received from another game player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Buchanan Gault, David Perry, Rui Filipe Andrade Pereira
  • Patent number: 8958611
    Abstract: A system and method for surgical visualization transform a cut procedure into a visual representation, e.g., during resection via a cutting tool. The system and method obtain shape data, e.g., bone shape data for the bone to be resected, and generate a CSG object model such as a bone model. Another CSG model is also generated, based, for example, on the cutting tool shape. During resection, tool position data is collected and multiple CSG subtraction models are generated based on the cutting tool model and the position data. The CSG bone model and subtraction models are used to create an image space visual representation by merging the CSG subtraction models into a single merged CSG subtraction model and subtracting the single merged CSG subtraction model from the CSG bone model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mako Surgical Corporation
    Inventor: Milan Ikits