Non-overlapping Patents (Class 345/635)
  • Patent number: 11551041
    Abstract: A method for acquiring measurements for a data structure corresponding to an array of variable includes: selecting a subset of elements from the data structure; measuring a sampled value for each of the selected subset of elements; storing each of the sampled values in a K-nearest neighbour (KNN) database and labelling the sampled value as certain; generating a predicted value data structure where each predicted element is generated as the value of its nearest neighbor based on the values stored in the KNN database; for each predicted element: retrieve the predicted element's X nearest neighbours for the sampled value in the KNN database, and when a value of the X nearest neighbours is the same as the predicted element, the predicted element is labelled as certain, otherwise the predicted element is labelled the values as uncertain; and repeating until all elements are labelled as certain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
    Inventors: Weiguang Ding, Ruitong Huang, Luyu Wang, Yanshuai Cao
  • Patent number: 11532111
    Abstract: Techniques for a comic book feature are described herein. A visual data stream of a video may be parsed into a plurality of frames. Scene boundaries may be determined to generate a scene using the plurality of frames where a scene includes a subset of frames. A key frame may be determined for the scene using the subset of frames. An audio portion of an audio data stream of the video may be identified that maps to the subset of frames based on time information. The key frame may be converted to a comic image based on an algorithm. First dimensions and placement for a data object may be determined for the comic image. The data object may include the audio portion for the comic image. A comic panel may be generated for the comic image that incorporates the data object using the determined first dimensions and the placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dongqing Zhang, Muhammad Raffay Hamid, Xiaohan Nie, Shixing Chen
  • Patent number: 11460986
    Abstract: A method for displaying pictures, a device, a terminal and a computer readable storage medium. The display interface includes a display region and operation region, and the method includes: switching a picture in the display region a picture to be switched corresponding to the picture switching operation in response to the picture switching operation in the operation region. In the embodiments of the present disclosure, by providing an operation region in the display interface, as long as a user performs the picture switching operation in the operation region, the picture displayed in the display region can be replaced and updated, so that the user can flexibly switch the picture to be displayed, thus improving the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: CHENGDU STAR ERA AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chuan Lu, Long Wang, Shuting Zhou
  • Patent number: 11412292
    Abstract: A video processing method, a video processing device, and a storage medium are provided. The video processing method includes: determining target image frames corresponding to a dynamic special effect in a video and determining an attribute of a special effect element corresponding to the dynamic special effect in each of the target image frames and coordinates of the special effect element. The video processing method also includes: rendering the special effect element on a drawing interface based on the attribute and the coordinates of the special effect element; filling the target image frames into the drawing interface as a background and forming drawing interface frames with the dynamic special effect; and outputting the drawing interface frames corresponding to each of the target image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qianyi Wang, Yu Gao, Zhibin Wang, En Li, Rong Li
  • Patent number: 11367217
    Abstract: An image processing method is provided for an electronic device. The method includes obtaining a target image comprising a target object; recognizing target two-dimensional location coordinates of the target object in the target image and a target attribute type corresponding to the target object; and obtaining a target three-dimensional point cloud associated with the target image. The method also include, according to a mapping relationship between the target three-dimensional point cloud and all pixels in the target image, obtaining three-dimensional location coordinates corresponding to pixels in the target two-dimensional location coordinates, as target three-dimensional location coordinates; determining a setting region in three-dimensional map data according to the target three-dimensional location coordinates; and setting the target attribute type for the target object in the setting region. Electronic device and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium counterparts are also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Mao Shu, Si Chen
  • Patent number: 11354078
    Abstract: Methods relating generally to printing to a medium with a printer are disclosed. In one such method, a plurality of objects (“the objects”) for a tile is received. An object count for each object type of the objects is counted. A tile-reuse count is initialized. A tile object associated with the objects is generated. Tile area data for the tile, tiling area data for a tiling area, and bounding region data for a bounding region are received. A check is performed for the tile area data having at least one dimension exceeding a corresponding bounding region dimension of the bounding region data. It is determined that the tiling area data does have at least one dimension exceeding the bounding region dimension. Responsive to the determining the tiling area data does have at least one dimension exceeding the bounding region dimension, a template for the tile is generated for non-overlapping tiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Xuqiang Bai
  • Patent number: 11341903
    Abstract: A sub-pixel for an LED display, the sub-pixel comprising a first light emitting device having a first emission beam angle and a second light emitting device having a second beam angle, the second emission beam angle being different to the first emission beam angle. There is also described a display using a plurality of the sub-pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Padraig Hughes, Joseph O'Keeffe, William Henry
  • Patent number: 11321881
    Abstract: [Problem] To highly accurately color a target image based on information such as morphological features and shapes in the target image. [Solution] According to the present disclosure, an image coloring apparatus is provided. The image coloring apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a decolored image that is decolored; and a coloring unit configured to, based on morphological information obtained from the decolored image, with reference to learning result information obtained as a result of previously learning correspondence between the morphological information and color information, color the decolored image using a color that corresponds to the morphological information. This configuration enables a target image to be highly accurately colored based on information such as morphological features and shapes in the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11113310
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the process of analyzing all systems and sub systems in the construction of a building to identify conflicts or design errors, and correcting the errors at the design stage so the construction can be completed with minimal or no issues. Through the analysis of the framing, walls, windows, HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other systems or sub systems that are typical in the construction of a building, the framing can be designed to anticipate the HVAC and plumbing, and the frame members can be built with the cutouts or contours to accommodate these systems. The present Invention uses the unique feature of conflict check in which the members or elements which has conflict are identified and a list of all conflict members is prepared. The List also shows the condition under which the given conflict occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Maharaj Jalla
  • Patent number: 11106404
    Abstract: Method and system relating generally to tiling for appearance of overlap is disclosed. In such a method, a tile template is received. A subset of a tiling area is initialized as a bounding region. A bounding region subset of the tiling area is initialized. One or more first dimensional components of the tile template are determined to exceed one or more corresponding second dimensional components of the bounding region. A bounded tile template is generated for the tile template with third dimensional components having the one or more corresponding second dimensional components to avoid the overlap though with the appearance of overlapping instances of the tile template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Xuqiang Bai
  • Patent number: 10996842
    Abstract: An example computing device includes a touch screen display; wireless communication circuitry; one or more processors; and memory for storing a browser program for displaying web pages on the touch screen display. The one or more processors are configured to execute the browser program to control the computing device to at least: display, on the touch screen display, web pages accessed via the wireless communication circuitry; receive either a first input or a second input to the touch screen, wherein the second input is different from the first input and an initial touch on the touch screen for the first input and for the second input is a link on the displayed web page; in response to the first input, perform a first operation; and in response to the second input, perform a second operation, different from the first operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Hashimoto, Shigetoshi Kitayama
  • Patent number: 10977848
    Abstract: Provided are a composite image generating apparatus, a composite image generating method, a composite image generating program for obtaining a composite image having a user's desired impression. A first mount image 51 is determined on the basis of an impression value along a first impression axis, with respect to a composite target image 50. The composite target image 50 and the first mount image 51 are combined to obtain a first composite image Sy1. A user moves a slider 63 of a first desired impression value designating slider axis 62 corresponding to the first impression axis to designate an unspecified desired impression value. A second mount image having the designated desired impression value is determined, the second mount image, instead of the first mount image 51, and the composite target image 50 are combined to obtain a second composite image having the user's desired impression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yukinori Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10963989
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method of generating a stitched image. A method of generating a stitched image according to the present disclosure includes: obtaining a plurality of input images; determining whether or not a parallax problem occurs between overlapping areas of the obtained input images; updating a predetermined look-up table according to the determination; and generating a stitched image by applying the updated look-up table to the input images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Soon Heung Jung, Yong Ju Cho, Jeong Il Seo
  • Patent number: 10937361
    Abstract: A sub-pixel for an LED display, the sub-pixel comprising a first light emitting device having a first emission beam angle and a second light emitting device having a second beam angle, the second emission beam angle being different to the first emission beam angle. There is also described a display using a plurality of the sub-pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Padraig Hughes, Joseph O'Keeffe, William Henry
  • Patent number: 10936855
    Abstract: A display device includes: first and second cases that are connected to each other so as to be capable of moving relatively; a first image-capture unit that is provided in the first case and images a first image; a second image-capture unit that is provided in the second case and images a second image; a first display unit that is provided in the first case; a second display unit that is provided in the second case; a face recognition unit that determines whether the first image and the second image include a face seen from front; and a display control unit that causes the first display unit to display the first image and the second image when the face recognition unit determines that the first image includes a face seen from front, the display control unit causing the second display unit to display the first image and the second image when the face recognition unit determines that the second image includes a face seen from front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kurakane
  • Patent number: 10696404
    Abstract: An aircraft includes a fuselage and a cabin area with a plurality of windows. The aircraft includes a plurality of projectors positioned within the cabin area that are oriented toward corresponding windows. The projectors project an image over the glass portion of the corresponding window and surrounding surfaces. The image includes a dark center region that is aligned with the glass portion of the corresponding window, reducing undesired effect on passengers. The dark center region may reduce a reflective glare from the glass portion of the corresponding window. The image may include an outer region around the dark center region, which may be brighter than the dark center region. The outer region may illuminate a window bezel and/or a portion of a cabin sidewall. The aircraft may include a plurality of cameras positioned to acquire an outside image that may be added to the image projected by the projectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Boeing Company, The
    Inventors: Jagdish T. Madhav, Barry C. Colwell
  • Patent number: 10603823
    Abstract: For creating a surface-textured image on a thermally expandable sheet, an image editor edits the original image data in a plurality of editing manners to generate a plurality of edited image data, the plurality of edited image data corresponding to mutually different textured surface profiles to be created on the thermally expandable sheet, and the image editor causes a display unit to display a plurality of preview images that are generated in accordance with the plurality of edited image data, respectively, in such a manner as to enable a comparison of differences among the plurality of editing manners by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fusao Nishiura
  • Patent number: 10510325
    Abstract: A rendering method includes receiving an input including pixel pattern information of a device configured to display a rendered image, generating a pixel pattern of the rendered image using the received input indicating pixel pattern information, and outputting a pixel value of the rendered image into a frame buffer using the generated pixel pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seunghun Jin, Kwontaek Kwon, Jeongae Park, Soojung Ryu, Yeongon Cho
  • Patent number: 10447985
    Abstract: First and second views of a stereoscopic image are received. In response to determining that the stereoscopic image has a predominance of foreground features, a convergence plane of the stereoscopic image is adjusted to improve a depth resolution of at least one foreground feature within the stereoscopic image for display to a human by a display device. In response to determining that the stereoscopic image has a predominance of background features, the convergence plane is adjusted to position at least most of the stereoscopic image as background features for display to the human by the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ming-Jun Chen, Do-Kyoung Kwon
  • Patent number: 10373182
    Abstract: Systems and method of the present disclosure are directed to providing a geographical ticker of financial transactions. A mapping engine on a server receives a first set of transaction data within a first predetermined time window from a database that includes a monetary amount of a transaction and an entity at which each transaction. The mapping engine obtains a location of the entity for each transaction and displays, on a digital map and in a first time sequence corresponding to the first predetermined time window, an icon at each location for each transaction. The mapping engine displays, on the digital map and in one or more time sequences corresponding to one or more predetermined time windows subsequent to the first predetermined time window, an icon at each location for each transaction within one or more sets of transaction data corresponding to the one or more predetermined time windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ALEGEUS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene Saksonov, Steven Auerbach
  • Patent number: 10347219
    Abstract: A rendering method includes receiving an input including pixel pattern information of a device configured to display a rendered image, generating a pixel pattern of the rendered image using the received input indicating pixel pattern information, and outputting a pixel value of the rendered image into a frame buffer using the generated pixel pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seunghun Jin, Kwontaek Kwon, Jeongae Park, Soojung Ryu, Yeongon Cho
  • Patent number: 10262630
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus, including: a line-of-sight detection unit configured to detect lines of sight of a plurality of users with respect to presentation information; and an area determination unit configured to determine, on the basis of the detected lines of sight of the plurality of users, a shared area that is visually recognized by the plurality of users to share information and a confidential area that is not visually recognized by another user to keep information of each user confidential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuhei Taki, Taizo Shirai
  • Patent number: 10131431
    Abstract: There is described a system and method for setting virtual boundaries (402A-D) on an interactive sidewall display device (202) in a vehicle (102), the virtual boundaries (402A-D) defining individual passenger-specific regions for user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER INC.
    Inventor: Robert Grant
  • Patent number: 10074298
    Abstract: An image processing method and a display device thereof are provided. The method is adapted to a display panel with a display area. The image processing method includes the following steps. Whether original images to be displayed on a plurality of sub-areas of the display area are still is analyzed and determined. When the original image in a current sub-area is still, a time length of the original image being still is recorded. The current sub-area is one of the sub-areas. Processing levels corresponding to a plurality of image processing schemes are determined based on the time length. Overall or partial luminance (luma) of the original image in the current sub-area is gradually reduced by the image processing schemes with the determined processing levels, and a corresponding luma-reduced image is displayed on the current sub-area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Hsueh-Yen Yang, Hua-Gang Chang, Chun-Chieh Lin
  • Patent number: 9800828
    Abstract: Pre-rendering video thumbnails at other than macroblock boundaries may be provided. A guide experience may be provided that incorporates thumbnail videos as part of a navigation experience that may be personalized per user input. “Personalized” mosaics and video-tiles may be provided as part of the guide such that a given mosaic has an integrated look and feel. An optional guide-view may be included as part of the navigation guide. Mosaics may be defined including a plurality of thumbnails which may be available for display on the client device. Per user request, the selected video may be retrieved, scaled to dimension other than the macroblock dimension, and be fitted within a macro block that has macroblock dimensions larger than the scaled dimensions of the scaled video and be displayed. A portion of the macroblock that does not include the scaled video may be masked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Alan Rothschild, Muhammad Asif Raza
  • Patent number: 9661995
    Abstract: A capsule endoscope system includes: a capsule endoscope including a first and a second imaging units; an image display that displays images captured by the first and second imaging units; a control unit that determines a moving direction of the capsule endoscope during imaging, specifies one of the imaging units which faces the moving direction of the capsule endoscope during imaging, and determines the posture of the capsule endoscope; and a display control unit that generates a display screen, arranges the image captured by the imaging unit facing the moving direction in a first display region in the display screen, arranges the image captured by the other imaging unit in a second display region in the display screen, and changes the positions of the first and second display regions according to the determination result of the position of the capsule endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rei Date, Katsuyoshi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 9651660
    Abstract: An echo signal processing device is provided. The device includes an image generating module configured to generate an echo image at a plurality of timings, the echo image generated based on echo signals received by an antenna installed in a movable body. The device also includes a positional information acquiring module configured to acquire absolute positional information of the movable body. The device also includes an analytic area specifying module configured to specify an analytic area in the echo image by an absolute position, based on the absolute positional information. The device also includes a storage configured to store analytic area images, each analytic area images being a part of each echo image, the part corresponding to the analytic area. The device also includes a calculating module configured to calculate echo signal information regarding the echo signals from the analytic area, based on the stored analytic area images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hironori Susaki
  • Patent number: 9558583
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for transforming a displayed three-dimensional image corresponding to a position and orientation of a field of view of an imaging probe. A three dimensional image of a tissue in a first co-ordinate space can be displayed. A field of view of an imaging probe in a second co-ordinate space can be configured, where the imaging probe has a plurality of transmitters removably connected to it, the transmitters operable to determine the position and orientation of the field of view relative to the positions of the transmitters in the second co-ordinate space. The first and second co-ordinate spaces can be co-registered, and the position and orientation of the field of view in the second co-ordinate space can be transformed to the first co-ordinate space. The three-dimensional image can be displayed to correspond to the transformed position and orientation of the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kayley Ma, Gal Sela, Cameron Piron
  • Patent number: 9454608
    Abstract: Techniques are described for displaying a representation of a list of electronic search results while a user is reviewing content linked to by electronic search results included in the list. While the user is reviewing the search results, the user may jump between content linked to by different search results using the representation of the list of electronic search results displayed. The displayed representation of the list of search results may be updated based on the user's browsing activities in reviewing the search results, user input manipulating the list of search results, and supplemental information added to the list of search results by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: SHUTTERSTOCK, INC.
    Inventor: Jason Adam Denise
  • Patent number: 9417769
    Abstract: A control device according to embodiments may control update of a target region in an electronic paper. The device may comprise a divider unit, a manager unit and an update instruction unit. The divider unit may be configured to divide the target region into a plurality of sub-regions. The manager unit may be configured to configure an update start timing of each sub-region so that flashings occurring at updating of the sub-regions appear at different timings. The update instruction unit may be configured to instruct to execute an update process of each sub-region according to the update start timings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yusuke Shirota, Tatsunori Kanai, Satoshi Shirai, Tetsuro Kimura, Koichi Fujisaki, Junichi Segawa, Masaya Tarui, Akihiro Shibata, Shiyo Yoshimura, Hiroyoshi Haruki
  • Patent number: 9390149
    Abstract: A system and program product for analyzing textual information and providing a visual representative of a summary of such textual information in the form of a ranked list of icons. A text to icon engine is used that takes as input a textual document. A plurality of icons are each associated to a specific rule such that when the text to icon engine processes textual input, it will apply the rules associated with the icons and return a value that represents how much the text belongs to a specific icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gianluca Della Corte, Alessandro Donatelli, Antonio M. Sgro
  • Patent number: 9367279
    Abstract: A display device and a method of controlling therefor are disclosed. The display device includes a display configured to include a first touch display area which is arranged to display content toward a first direction and a second touch display area which is arranged to display content toward a second direction corresponding to an opposite direction of the first direction, a sensor unit configured to detect a gripped state of the user and a rotating state of the display device and when it is determined that the second touch display area is facing the first direction at which the user is positioned based on the gripped state and the rotating state, a controller configured to change a display mode within an identical content which is outputted in the second touch display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jihwan Kim, Sihwa Park, Yongsin Kim
  • Patent number: 9363498
    Abstract: First and second views of a stereoscopic image are received. In response to determining that the stereoscopic image has a predominance of foreground features, a convergence plane of the stereoscopic image is adjusted to improve a depth resolution of at least one foreground feature within the stereoscopic image for display to a human by a display device. In response to determining that the stereoscopic image has a predominance of background features, the convergence plane is adjusted to position at least most of the stereoscopic image as background features for display to the human by the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ming-Jun Chen, Do-Kyoung Kwon
  • Patent number: 9317245
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for displaying images. The apparatus includes a first image output unit, a second image output unit, an image signal selection unit, and an image display unit. The first image output unit is set to master operation mode, and outputs an image signal to be displayed. The second image output unit is set to slave operation mode, and, if the first image output unit has failed, is switched to master operation mode and then continuously outputs the image signal or a new image signal. The image signal selection unit compares the IP source address of a received master message with previously stored address information, and then selects the image signal that is received from the first image output unit or the second image output unit that has a matching address. The image display unit displays the selected image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sang Yoon Oh, Kwang Yong Lee, Beob Kyun Kim, Seong Moon
  • Patent number: 9298079
    Abstract: Described herein are implementations of various technologies for a method and apparatus for a method and apparatus for displaying sonar images. In one implementation, sonar images that are currently being recorded may be displayed on a regular pane. Further, condensed sonar images that had previously been recorded and that are currently being recorded may be displayed on a preview pane, while recording the sonar images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Navico Holding AS
    Inventors: Steve Thomas, Aaron Coleman
  • Patent number: 9110908
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing related files in a collaborative file storage system are disclosed. One method includes identifying a plurality of files within the collaborative file storage system, wherein the plurality of files each have a relationship with the first file, and wherein the collaborative file storage system allows sharing of the plurality of files between multiple users through a network. The method further includes generating, by a system server, a list of inquiries based on the plurality of files, providing, by the system server, the list of inquiries to at least one collaborator of the first file, receiving from the at least one collaborator at least one response to the list of inquiries, selecting a subset of the plurality of files based on the at least one response, and storing information related to the selected subset of the plurality of files for access if the first file is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Python4Fun, Inc.
    Inventors: Devabhaktuni Srikrishna, Marc A. Coram, Christopher Hogan
  • Patent number: 9098394
    Abstract: An information display method, includes inputting a designated point in each of the series of image data items of the image file, which is sequentially designated as the analysis target point by a user's manipulation, every time each of the series of image data items of the image file is sequentially displayed on the display screen, displaying each of the series of designated points, which are sequentially input, at each input position, sequentially displaying each of the series of image data items stored in the designated image file along with each of the series of designated points while each of the series of designated points is displayed, and displaying a designated point after a change in a display mode different from that of a designated point before the change, every time a transition direction of each of the series of designated points changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Uejima
  • Patent number: 9063585
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for outputting a command by detecting a movement of an object, which includes the following steps. First, an image capturing device captures images generated by the movement of the object at different timings by. Next, a motion trajectory is calculated according to the plurality of images. Further next, a corresponding command is outputted according to the motion trajectory. The present invention also provides a system which employs the above-mentioned method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INCORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu-Hao Huang, Yi-Fang Lee, Ming-Tsan Kao, Nien-Tse Chen
  • Publication number: 20150138242
    Abstract: Disclosed are a multi image reproducing apparatus and a multi image reproducing method. The multi image reproducing apparatus includes an image processor to process image data corresponding to a plurality of image contents and to output the image data by or in correspondence to the image contents, an image composition and output part or outputer to compose image frames of the image data input from the image processor and to output a composed mosaic split image frame, and a controller to receive operation information on the image composition and output part from the image composition and output part, to calculate optimal input time information of the image frames input from the image processor to the image composition and output part based on the received operation information, and to provide the calculated optimal input time information to the image processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun-su KIM, Sang-jun PARK
  • Patent number: 9035972
    Abstract: Labels to be displayed along an axis may be obtained as a sequence of labels. If it is determined that the labels in an original sequence of labels overlap, then an alternate sequence of labels that avoids the overlap of the labels may be determined. If it is determined that the labels in the original sequence of labels do not overlap, than the original sequence of labels may be displayed along the axis. If it is determined that the labels in the original sequence of labels overlap, then the alternate sequence of labels may be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Kedar Shiroor
  • Publication number: 20150103099
    Abstract: An electronic device and method for displaying a display item is disclosed. A first pattern comprises an image at a first image size and a character string at a first character string size. A second pattern comprises the image at a second image size and the character string at a second character string size, the character string not overlapping the image at the second image size. The second image size is larger than the first image size, and the second character string size is larger than the first character string size. A selected size comprises at least a first size and a second size. The first pattern is displayed for the display item if the selected size is the first size, and the second pattern is displayed for the display item if the selected size is the second size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroki KOBAYASHI, Hitoshi IMAMURA, Toshinobu TAKIGUCHI, Takashi OSANAI
  • Publication number: 20150097869
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a display apparatus which facilitates a simultaneous comparison of a plurality of images which respectively illustrate different features on one divided display screen such that the images are seamlessly displayed on the screen, and an image display method which is performable by using the apparatus. The display apparatus includes a memory configured to store a plurality of different types of images of an object, an input device configured to receive an input of a command relating to simultaneously displaying the different types of images, and a display device configured to display images. Upon receiving the command, the display device divides a screen upon which an image of the object is displayable into a first region within which a first image showing one portion of the object is displayed and a second region within which a second image showing the remaining portion of the object is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Hwa OH, Young Hun SUNG, Jae Hyun KWON, Kang Eui LEE
  • Patent number: 9001156
    Abstract: An information-processing device comprises: a display control that controls display positions of first and second information images in a display area of a display means for displaying an image, instructions are received for causing the first information image to move in a given direction. A display control executes a first process that, during a period in which the instruction is received, causes the first information image to move and a second process that, in a case where the first information image comes into contact with the second information image as a result of the movement caused by the first process and is further moved after the contact, causes the second information image to move in a direction different from the direction of movement of the first information image, such that the second information image does not overlap the first information image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Keiichi Murakami, Yasushi Onda, Dai Kamiya, Izua Kano, Kazuhiro Yamada
  • Publication number: 20150077430
    Abstract: An imaging uniformity method and apparatus can include: acquiring an initial image based on a protocol; generating a protocol guide based on the initial image; displaying the protocol guide overlaying an actual image; and acquiring a subsequent image of the actual image, and the subsequent image being in alignment with the protocol guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: CAPTUREPROOF, Inc.
    Inventor: Meghan Conroy
  • Publication number: 20150062173
    Abstract: A system and a computer program product for displaying contextual semantic data in a graphical overlay includes a processor activating a first lens corresponding to a first domain, activating at least one first domain context within the first lens, and 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 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Milam, Eric W. Leong, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Jonathan W. Stoecker
  • Publication number: 20150054852
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes a communication portion that communicates with a plurality of information processing apparatuses in a wired or wireless manner, a display portion, a control portion that controls to receive images to be displayed on screens of the information processing apparatuses for each of the information processing apparatuses in the communication portion and display each of the received images on the display portion concurrently, and an operation portion that receives a data transfer operation between the information processing apparatuses by an operation for each of the images displayed on the display portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Atsushi OHNUMA, Keisuke HASEGAWA, Tsutomu Takahashi, Toshio ONODERA, Ai TERASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20150049118
    Abstract: A graphics processing apparatus (2) performs tile based compositing operations. Tile metadata includes flag data (tfd), such as transparency and/or intensity flag data, indicating whether a given input graphics tile make less than a predetermined first threshold level of contribution or more than a second predetermined threshold level of contribution to a corresponding output graphics tile. For example, if an input graphics tile is transparent, then its reading from a memory (6) and/or subsequent processing may be suppressed. If a given input graphics tile is opaque, then any underlying input graphics tiles were are obscured may have their reading and/or further processing suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Daren CROXFORD, Thomas James Cooksey, Sean Tristram Ellis
  • Publication number: 20150022555
    Abstract: A system, computer-implemented method and computer-readable medium for labeling an image. A two-dimensional street-level image and a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the image's content are received. Data representing a label to annotate at least a portion of a building in the two dimensional image is also received. A determination is made using the three dimensional mode as to where position the label for presentation within the two-dimensional model such that the label does not obscure presentation of the building in the two-dimensional image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen CHAU
  • Patent number: 8933967
    Abstract: A system and method for creating and viewing artificial reality (AR) messages at an event, such as a sporting event, and sharing the event on a social network thereby enhancing and expanding the participant and spectator experience. The AR messages include geo-referenced artificial reality words or symbols to indicate distances, tips, targets or other information to the participant. The event is shared with spectators, such as friends or a subset of friends in the participant's social network. In addition to creating an active gallery for an event, messages can be exchanged among participants and spectators and virtual goods, money, and donations exchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Charles D. Huston, Chris Coleman
  • Patent number: RE47152
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for altering the appearance of a digital image using a shape. A mask edit mode of operation is provided in which an application program displays a mask shape superimposed on a digital image. The application program also provides user interface controls for altering the size, position, and rotation of the digital image independently of the mask shape, and user interface controls for altering the size, position, and rotation of the mask shape independently of the digital image. When a cropping request is received, the portion of the digital image within the mask shape is mapped onto the mask shape, thereby creating a mask-cropped shape, and a normal editing mode is entered. In the normal editing mode a set of user interface controls is provided for modifying the size, position, and rotation of the mask-cropped shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Larry T. Hatfield, Scott H. Douglas, Nicholas W. Rohring, Matthew J. Kotler, Steven P. Geffner, David Wayne Waltman, Auston Warner Zahrt, Zhao-Hong Mai