Insertion Of Bitmapped Moving Picture Patents (Class 345/638)
  • Patent number: 10915223
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a terminal and a method of controlling the same. A terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a touchscreen, and a controller configured to cause the touchscreen to display video at a reproduction speed, cause the touchscreen to display a first icon, capture the displayed video according to a touch received at the first icon, and adjust the reproduction speed of the video according to a degree of the touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyerim Ku, Juhye Lee, Minhun Kang, Minkyoung Shin
  • Patent number: 10452707
    Abstract: Examples methods, apparatus/systems and articles of manufacture for auditing point-of-sale images are disclosed herein. Example methods disclosed herein include comparing a region of interest of an image displayed via a user interface with a plurality of reference product images stored in a database to identify a plurality of candidate product images from the plurality of reference product images as potential matches to a first product depicted in the image. For example, the candidate product images are associated with respective confidence levels indicating respective likelihoods of matching the first product. Disclosed example methods also include displaying, via the user interface, the candidate product images simultaneously with the image in a manner based on the respective confidence levels, and automatically selecting a first one of the candidate product images as matching the first product based on the respective confidence levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Diego Garcia Morate, Antonio Hurtado Garcia, Jorge Martin Martin, Miguel Garcia Carranza
  • Patent number: 10331730
    Abstract: An attribute display system includes an acquisition means configured to acquire specifying information that specifies a plurality of images selected by a user from among a plurality of images presented to the user, each of the plurality of presented images being associated with attributes being text information depicting appearance shown in the images, a counting means configured to acquire attributes associated with the images specified by the specifying information and count images associated with the acquired attributes, and a display control means configured to display frequency information indicating magnitude of counts for at least a plurality of attributes with larger counts among the attributes for which the number of images is calculated by the counting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh Masuko, Enkhbat Davaasuren, Shigaku Iwabuchi, Jiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10140631
    Abstract: An image recognition approach employs both computer generated and manual image reviews to generate image tags characterizing an image. The computer generated and manual image reviews can be performed sequentially or in parallel. The generated image tags may be provided to a requester in real-time, be used to select an advertisement, and/or be used as the basis of an internet search. In some embodiments generated image tags are used as a basis for an upgraded image review. A confidence of a computer generated image review may be used to determine whether or not to perform a manual image review.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: CLOUDSIGNT, INC.
    Inventors: Dominik K. Mazur, Bradford A. Folkens
  • Patent number: 10129582
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for capturing spectator content displayed at live events. Spectator content that includes at least one spectator is captured from a stream of live video that is shown on a display at a live event. One or more time identifiers are determined that indicate when the spectator content is shown on the display. The spectator content and the one or more time identifiers are stored in a database such that the spectator content is linked with the time identifiers in the database. In response to receiving one or more search parameters submitted by a user, the one or more search parameters relating to at least one of the one or more time identifiers, the spectator content is retrieved from the database based on the search parameters. Thereafter, the spectator content is provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Kristy Marie Verticchio
  • Patent number: 10102630
    Abstract: A system is provided for tagging an object in a video having a plurality of frames. The system includes a memory storing a segmentation hierarchy of a first frame of the plurality of frames and having a plurality of elements, a display, and a processor configured to display the first frame including the plurality of elements on the display, receive a first input selecting a first element of the plurality of elements displayed on the display, select a first region of the first frame based on the first input, display the first region of the first frame on the display, receive a second input from the user altering the first region of the first frame displayed on the display, and alter the first region by selecting a second region of the first frame based on the second input from the user and the segmentation hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Aljoscha Smolic, Jordi Pont-Tuset, Miquel Angel Farre Guiu
  • Patent number: 9761045
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a three-dimensional (3-D) model is aligned with a view of a physical environment captured by a camera. An augmented reality view is generated by superposing elements of the 3-D model and the view of the physical environment. At least some of the elements of the 3-D model are initially hidden within the augmented reality view. A virtual window is imposed that penetrates a surface within the augmented reality view. The virtual window clips the view of the physical environment and elements of the 3-D model that intersect the virtual window to reveal initially-hidden elements of the 3-D model located beyond the virtual window. The augmented reality view with the virtual window is displayed on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Bentley Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: Stéphane Côté, Robert Snyder, Renaud Gervais
  • Patent number: 9716737
    Abstract: Wireless communication devices are provided with direct video and audio streaming capability. The streaming capability may support overlays, and seek functionality. Some implementations include incorporation of these features into devices with a mirroring display mode such as Miracast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vijay Naicker Subramaniam, Fawad Shaukat, Padam Lal Kafle
  • Patent number: 9578106
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided that utilize the functionality of an end user device in binding a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) media client on an end user device with a VDI host client on a VDI server. In particular, the native operating system (OS) on the end user device may take a screen-shot of a quick response (QR) code displayed to a graphical user interface of the end user device. The end user device may provide information associated with the screen-shot of the QR code to a collaboration server where the collaboration server binds the VDI media client together with the VDI host client upon verifying the information associated with the screen-shot of the QR code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon R. Brunson, Gregory D. Weber
  • Patent number: 8976193
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that executes information display processing is disclosed. The apparatus includes: a display unit that executes information display; and a data processing unit that executes a control of the information display of the display unit and data processing based on a user input. The data processing unit displays an image browsing screen, which corresponds to image data stored in a storage unit, on the display unit and executes display of a map at the position, which corresponds to position information included in attribute information of a selected image, on the basis of a user's input of image selection information and map display request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Takakura, Shiro Miyagi, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8953048
    Abstract: The present invention ensures the visibility of a character or a drawing displayed on a screen. The illuminance of one or more partial areas forming a display unit is measured, and a video display position is set to an area except for the partial area where the illuminance is a reference value or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Furukawa
  • Publication number: 20140267425
    Abstract: An embodiment of a personal animation kit is described. Embodiments of the personal animation kit include a digital stylus, a digital stamper, a carrying case, and an application for execution by a computing device. A user can animate a photo using the personal animation kit based on identifying features on a personal image that are then animated and/or enhanced. In other embodiments, the personal animation kit application is used to assign an armature to a personal image, assign a corresponding silhouette to the armature, and extract the portion of the personal image enclosed by the silhouette for animation. In some embodiments, the cut-out portion of the personal image is animated in a particular animation environment, such as a particular simulated, animated background. In further embodiments, the selected portion of the personal image may be automatically animated in response to selection and assignment of an armature and silhouette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas Moll, Brian Nemeckay, Stephen Weiss
  • Patent number: 8823745
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer program products perform image processing in an environment in which depth information and color data of a scene including a player and a background are received from a capture device, and in which an image of the player combined with video data is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Yoostar Entertainment Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Ralph Jean Francois, John Schultz
  • Patent number: 8786630
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including a map screen generation portion that, based on image pickup position information indicating a plurality of image pickup positions of moving images picked up, generates a map screen including a map on which a trajectory line indicating a movement trajectory of the image pickup position is drawn, a display control portion that causes a display portion to display the map screen, and a position detecting portion that detects a position on a display screen of the display portion which a user specifies using an operating body, wherein the position detecting portion detects a point on the trajectory line specified by the operating body, and, based on the image pickup position information, the display control portion causes a thumbnail image of the moving image picked up at an image pickup position corresponding to the detected point to be displayed on the map screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ayako Iwase, Yuji Saitou, Nobuki Furue, Shinichi Iriya, Hiroyuki Ozawa
  • Patent number: 8786633
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for dynamically rendering, on a moving map display having a viewable area, a label associated with a bounded region. Moving map data are processed to determine if the bounded region has a viewable boundary, and to determine a perimeter of one or more polygons that are each defined by intersections of the viewable boundary of the bounded region and the viewable area. Commands are supplied to the moving map display that cause the moving map display to continuously render the label associated with the bounded region at a position within the one or more polygons that is closest to a predetermined point on the moving map display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Dairman, Mark Pearson
  • Patent number: 8786665
    Abstract: A videoconference may be initiated between a plurality of endpoints. At least one of the endpoints may be coupled to a recording server, which may be configured to record the videoconference. A configuration may be selected (e.g., automatically or manually) for performing the recording. The endpoint (e.g., acting as an MCU) may transmit information to endpoints and may transmit recording information to the recording server. The recording information may be different from the videoconference information. For example, it may be in a “streaming friendly” format, at a different bit rate, encoded differently, have different inputs, etc. The manner in which the videoconference is stored and/or recorded may be based on the selected configuration. Clients may be configured to receive and display the videoconference from the recording server and may be configured to change the provided layout to different layouts, e.g., based on user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: LifeSize Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Binu Kaiparambil Shanmukhadas, Ashish Goyal, Raphael Anuar
  • Patent number: 8754908
    Abstract: A method for displaying continuous video content on a mobile phone LCD renders plural source video textures as consecutive surfaces on the display. A hardware scaler, rather than a general purpose graphical processing unit (GPU), is used to render a particular surface whenever possible, because it uses less battery power than the GPU. The method determines if the hardware scaler is capable of rendering a particular surface and if the particular surface is to be rendered with one or more additional images derived from a source other than a source video texture. The hardware scaler renders surfaces, including any additional images, if it is capable of doing so; otherwise the GPU renders the surface. The method is applied dynamically to each video texture in a video session, so that the manner of rendering each surface, whether by using the hardware scaler or the GPU, can change from surface to surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Fabian Toader
  • Patent number: 8717380
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and its control method receives a drawing command including a moving image drawing command and a graphics drawing command and performs drawing processing. A drawing command is received, and the moving image drawing command is separated from the graphics drawing command. A graphics drawing unit obtains the result of graphics drawing in accordance with the graphics drawing command. A moving image drawing unit generates moving image data processed in accordance with the moving image drawing command. A composition unit composes the result of graphics drawing by the graphics drawing unit with the moving image data generated by the moving image drawing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigeru Sakamoto, Satoru Mamiya, Jun Fujisawa, Shuichi Okamura, Shinya Takeichi, Atsushi Date, Takeshi Suzuki, Akihiro Takamura, Waki Murakami, Toru Nomakuchi
  • Patent number: 8704851
    Abstract: When an obstacle does not exist in a horizontal direction, a PC coordinate is set as a point of gaze. When the player character comes close to a high wall such that the obstacle exists in the horizontal direction, a first virtual straight line that has a predetermined length and intersects with the wall is set in the predetermined direction. A second virtual straight line that has the predetermined length and extends in an opposite direction is set at an intersection point of the first virtual straight line and the face of the wall. Next, it is determined whether the second virtual straight line intersects with another obstacle. When the second virtual straight line does not intersect with another obstacle, the coordinate of the tip end of the second virtual straight line is set as the point of gaze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Square Enix
    Inventor: Hidetaka Saneshige
  • Patent number: 8698842
    Abstract: Systems and methods that provide graphics using a graphical engine are provided. One such system includes at least one graphical pipeline and a graphical engine. The at least one graphical pipeline is coupled to a bus and operable to generate a plurality of graphical layers. The graphical engine is coupled to the bus and operable to receive, over the bus, the plurality of graphical layers. The graphical engine is operable to composite the received plurality of graphical layers into a composite graphical layer, and to store the composite graphical layer in a local memory of the graphical engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Baer, Darren Neuman
  • Patent number: 8698840
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system and machine-readable medium for generating a composite output image based upon multiple input images. In certain embodiments, a plurality of input graphics images are iteratively blended in real time to provide a blended graphics image, which is then composited with other layers such as an input video image. The composite output image may then be provided to a display device. Iterative blending of the plurality of graphics images may include scaling, format conversion, and color space conversion, and may be performed based on priority information received for the graphics images from content sources. Compositing may include an alpha blending based on alpha values for pixels of the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: CSR Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard K. Yeh, Cheng-ping Dardy Chang
  • Patent number: 8654148
    Abstract: A display apparatus including an information selecting unit, a retrieval range deciding unit, and a retrieving unit. The information selecting unit selects at least one piece of information from a plurality of pieces of information stored in a memory, each of the plurality of pieces of information being attached with additional information. The retrieval deciding unit decides a retrieval range on the basis of the additional information attached to each piece of the information selected by the information selecting unit. The retrieving unit retrieves and outputs additional pieces of information of the plurality of pieces of information corresponding to the retrieval range decided by the retrieval-direction/retrieval-range deciding unit from the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Takamoto Tsuda, Itsuki Asanuma, Yutaka Shiba
  • Publication number: 20130235081
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a first obtaining unit which obtains a predetermined image; a specifying unit which specifies at least two orbits on a display region of a display unit, the orbits being rendered based on a predetermined operation for an operation unit by a user; and a control unit which changes a display style of the predetermined image by taking as references shapes of the at least two orbits specified by the specifying unit, the predetermined image to be moved and displayed along the orbits and to be superimposed and displayed on a background image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jumpei ISHIBASHI
  • Publication number: 20130176338
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing content, where content received or generated in a device is automatically grouped and managed in real-time, and a computer readable recording medium having recorded thereon a program for executing the method which includes detecting whether content is received or generated by a device, grouping the received or generated content with another received or generated content, and displaying the grouped content on the device, wherein the another content includes at least one content received or generated before the detected received or generated content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-gook PARK, Bum-joo Lee, Say Jang, Ji-su Jung, Seung-hwan Hong
  • Publication number: 20130127909
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for collecting and displaying biometric data associated with multiple individuals in real-time, including multiple computer stations, hardware for collecting raw biometric data, software for calibrating biometric devices, software for normalizing and transferring biometric data, and software for processing and displaying biometric data. In one embodiment, the system further includes software for generating graphical indicators that correspond to specific locations on a stimulus video, overlaying those graphical indicators on individual video frames of the stimulus video, and displaying the overlaid stimulus video. The system further includes software enabling real-time interaction with the display of the biometric data based on segregating participants according to meta-data values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: VizKinect Inc.
    Inventor: VizKinect Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130120455
    Abstract: Disclosed in an example embodiment herein is an apparatus that comprises an interface for receiving image data from a hosted virtual desktop and sending a desktop image to a client device and graphical processing logic coupled with the interface. The graphical processing logic receives the image data via the interface and performs a graphical processing operation on the image data to create a desktop image. The graphical processing logic employs the interface to provide the desktop image to the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Stephan Edward FRIEDL, Steven Chervets, Thomas Martin Wesselman
  • Patent number: 8397270
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus stores in a graphics memory a first and a second graphics object. An OSD processor generates a first digital stream which represents the first graphics object. The second graphics object is converted into picture data, for example by a main controller, and these data are written to a picture memory, from which a second digital stream is generated. A mixer combines the first and the second digital stream into a video signal to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventor: Edouard Ritz
  • Patent number: 8390648
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of generating an image display. A database stores images of products to be sold by a merchant and templates for organizing a display of the images. The templates each have attributes matching a particular product inventory and images of particular products can be disposed in preselected and predesigned locations in the template. When an inventory of products offered for sale by the merchant changes or is updated, then the template attributes can be changed to reflect the current inventory. The current product images can then be displayed within a template on at least one electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Raymond W. Ptucha, William J. Bogart, Laura R. Whitby
  • Patent number: 8345065
    Abstract: Systems and methods that provide graphics using a graphical engine are provided. In one example, a system may provide layered graphics in a video environment. The system may include a bus, a graphical engine and a graphical pipeline. The graphical engine may be coupled to the bus and may be adapted to composite a plurality of graphical layers into a composite graphical layer. The graphical engine may include a memory that stores the composite graphical layer. The graphical pipeline may be coupled to the bus and may be adapted to transport the composite graphical layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Baer, Darren Neuman
  • Patent number: 8339255
    Abstract: A display system of the present invention includes a liquid crystal platform section (200) which outputs display data for displaying, on a liquid crystal display section (100), an image in accordance with information obtained from an automobile. The liquid crystal platform section (200) includes a DIC (201) which generates display data and calculates a display position of the image to be displayed on the liquid crystal display section (100) from the obtained information and which causes the generated display data to be displayed in the calculated image display position. The DIC (201) updates display so that the image moves at frame intervals from a start position of image display to the image display position calculated from the automobile information currently obtained, when an interval at which the information is obtained is longer than each of the frame intervals for displaying the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoda, Masayuki Fujisawa, Fumiaki Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8325386
    Abstract: The transfer of a duplicate electronic document between image forming devices is done with an electronic document that is formed of only resolution-independent vector data and the like, and a normal printing of the duplicate electronic document or printing of different resolution is performed by developing the vector data. In high-quality printing of the duplicate electronic document, a Fill Map included in the original document the information indicating the location of an electronic document of copy source that is embedded in a metadata specifies is obtained, and this printing is made using the Fill Map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hisashi Koike
  • Patent number: 8311733
    Abstract: Provided is a computer system and method for providing key frame image mapping. A method includes collecting one or more images of a predetermined area on the map of a physical location; and organizing the one or more images on the map as a function of a time, location, and/or image history parameter. A computer system includes a mapping module including a data store configurable to organize one or more images according to locations on a map and a table. The table can associate metadata for images with a time line, an image history and/or a location. The association can enable an instantiation of a time-related image from images at locations of the map. The mapping module enables a personalized iconographic map of a physical location illustrating icons associated with a catalog of images that are incorporated with the time line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Robert W. Lord, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120242700
    Abstract: A contents playback apparatus and the like are provided which allow a user to promptly designate a desired portion when displaying a part of a content in an expanded manner, and are thus excellent in operability. A contents playback apparatus includes an associating unit and a playback unit. The associating unit generates association information for a plurality of characteristic portions contained in a content by referring to priority orders of the respective characteristic portions relative to each other, the association information associating each of the characteristic portions individually with a predetermined operation key of an input device included in the apparatus in accordance with the priority orders. The playback unit plays back, in response to detecting an operation of an operation key during display of the content, the characteristic portion corresponding to the operation key in an expanded display mode, in accordance with the association information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru OSUGA, Takashi OSHIBA, Katsuhiro OCHIAI, Yoshiaki NISHIKAWA, Kozo SATODA, Kazuaki NAKAJIMA
  • Patent number: 8207989
    Abstract: Embodiments that provide multi-video synthesis are disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment, multi-video synthesis includes breaking a main video into a plurality of main frames and break a supplementary video into a plurality of supplementary frames. The multi-video synthesis also includes assigning one or more supplementary frames into each of a plurality of states of a Hidden Markov Model (HMM), where each of the plurality of states corresponding to one or more main frames. The multi-video synthesis further includes determining optimal frames in the plurality of main frames for insertion of the plurality of supplementary frames based on the plurality of states and visual properties. The optimal frames include optimal insertion positions. The multi-video synthesis additionally includes inserting the plurality of supplementary frames into the optimal insertion positions to form a synthesized video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Tao Mei, Xian-Sheng Hua, Shipeng Li, Teng Li
  • Patent number: 8160390
    Abstract: Motion picture scenes to be colorized/depth enhanced (2D?3D) are broken into separate elements, backgrounds/sets or motion/onscreen-action. Background and motion elements are combined into composite frame which becomes a visual reference database that includes data for all frame offsets used later for the computer controlled application of masks within a sequence of frames. Masks are applied to subsequent frames of motion objects based on various differentiating image processing methods, including automated mask fitting/reshaping. Colors and/or depths are automatically applied to masks throughout a scene from the composite background and to motion objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Legend3D, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Sandrew, Tony Baldridge
  • Patent number: 8138991
    Abstract: An apparatus for displaying at least one image with respect to a line-of-sight (LOS), with an image source, a display processor and a displaying unit. The display processor is coupled with the image source and the displaying unit. The image source provides at least one spatially unregistered image, and the display processor spatially registers the spatially unregistered image with the LOS, thereby generating a respective at least one spatially registered image. The displaying unit displays at least one spatially registered pixel on a displaying surface. The display processor includes a storage unit, an image processor and a pixel locator, the pixel locator being coupled with the image processor, wherein the storage unit stores the spatially unregistered image. The image processor selects at least one projection pixel to be displayed and the pixel locator determines, in each spatially unregistered image, the location of the spatially registered pixel corresponding to the selected projection pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Elbit System Ltd.
    Inventors: Eli Rorberg, Yoav Ophir, Asaf Bloch
  • Patent number: 8103125
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a request is received that includes a specification of a static location and a dynamic location. A static image is created that includes a map that represents an area centered around the static location. A dynamic image is created asynchronously from the creation of the static image. An amalgamated image is generated that includes the static image and the dynamic image, which is over a portion of the static image. In this way, spatial data may be drawn in a manner that increases performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Maykel Martin
  • Patent number: 8086662
    Abstract: A system allowing a user of a browser program on a computer connected to an open distributed hypermedia system to access and execute an embedded program object. The program object is embedded into a hypermedia document much like data objects. The user may select the program object from the screen. Once selected the program object executes on the user's (client) computer or may execute on a remote server or additional remote computers in a distributed processing arrangement. After launching the program object, the user is able to interact with the object as the invention provides for ongoing interprocess communication between the application object (program) and the browser program. One application of the embedded program object allows a user to view large and complex multi-dimensional objects from within the browser's window. The user can manipulate a control panel to change the viewpoint used to view the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Michael D. Doyle, David C. Martin, Cheong S. Ang
  • Patent number: 8085990
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter relates to a computer-implemented architecture that can generate a map. The map can be a hybrid between an orthographic projection map and street-side images, thus including useful aspects from both types of representations. For example, an orthographic projection map is very effective at presenting global relationships among the features of the map but not effective at presenting local detail. In contrast, street -side images show excellent detail but do not convey the global information of an orthographic projection map. The hybrid map can thus provide a richer set of information than conventional maps and can also display objects/features of the hybrid map in multiple perspectives simultaneously on a single representation that is printable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Eyal Ofek
  • Patent number: 8082293
    Abstract: A system allowing a user of a browser program on a computer connected to an open distributed hypermedia system to access and execute an embedded program object. The program object is embedded into a hypermedia document much like data objects. The user may select the program object from the screen. Once selected the program object executes on the user's (client) computer or may execute on a remote server or additional remote computers in a distributed processing arrangement. After launching the program object, the user is able to interact with the object as the invention provides for ongoing interprocess communication between the application object (program) and the browser program. One application of the embedded program object allows a user to view large and complex multi-dimensional objects from within the browser's window. The user can manipulate a control panel to change the viewpoint used to view the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Michael D. Doyle, David C. Martin, Cheong S. Ang
  • Patent number: 8059138
    Abstract: An image processing system includes: a display that displays a still image and a moving image to move over the still image; a snapshot-image producing unit that produces the snapshot image of the moving image; and an arranging unit that arranges the snapshot image on the still image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Fujii, Yuzuru Suzuki, Hiroyuki Kawano, Atsushi Itoh, Kunikazu Ueno, Natsumi Miyazawa, Shunsuke Kodaira
  • Patent number: 8018472
    Abstract: Image processing techniques are described that reduce the amount of bandwidth required to read an image from memory for display. According to the techniques, a processor stores low change rate display layers in a memory such that a processor can read the display layers from the memory using a reduced amount of processing resources. An overlay module blends low change rate display layers into a combined overlay layer. A processor reads the overlay layer from the memory and selectively processes the overlay layer based on processing information for the overlay layer recorded in memory. The processor then blends the overlay layer and a high change rate video display layer to update a single image for display according to a high change rate. In addition, the overlay module updates the overlay layer based on the low change rate display layers according to a low change rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Scott Howard King, Suhail Jalil, Yi Liang
  • Publication number: 20110205246
    Abstract: Physical objects are placed on an interactive surface. Features of the physical objects are detected, as is position information of the physical objects. Callouts are then presented next to one or more features of the physical objects. Some of the callouts present information related to the features and/or physical objects. Some of the callouts are interactive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sabrina D. Boler, Dane T. Storrusten, Nicole Alexandria Coddington
  • Publication number: 20110199495
    Abstract: A method of manipulating assets on a touch-sensitive display. The method includes showing a camera and a field of view of the camera on the touch-sensitive display. The method further includes detecting contact with the camera or the field of view of the camera on the touch-sensitive display, and manipulating the camera based on a gesture conducted on the camera or the field of view of the camera shown on the touch-sensitive display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Laberge, Pallavi Dharwada
  • Patent number: 7999843
    Abstract: To provide an image processing technique for easy initial settings when a video image feature is used as an input interface. This is an image processor having an image combining section 106 for combining a mirrored video image feature that includes an image of an operator as a portion thereof and an object image of an object that is associated with a predetermined event, to generate a combined image, and being adapted to provide production of the combined image on a display device. This image processor has a detection section 109 for detecting the position of an image of an operator included in the mirrored video image feature. The image combining section 106 is adapted to combine the object image and the mirrored video image feature in such a manner that the object image is displayed in a range that an image of a hand of the operator can reach, depending on the position of the image of the operator detected by the detection section 109.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Ohba, Akira Suzuki, Tomokazu Kake
  • Patent number: 7973806
    Abstract: A reproducing apparatus includes a graphics processing unit that outputs graphics data of an RGB color space, a video decoder that outputs video data of a YUV color space, a conversion unit that converts a color space of the graphics data from the RGB color space to the YUV color space, a blending process unit that executes a blending process in which the graphics data that is converted to the YUV color space and the video data of the YUV color space are blended on the YUV color space, and a picture data output unit that outputs picture data, which is obtained by the blending process, to a display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Shinji Kuno
  • Publication number: 20110157227
    Abstract: A system for generating an image display comprising a digital camera for capturing digital images, a computer for automatically selecting a digital image template having a designated location for disposing one of the captured digital images, and the computer for selecting one of the captured digital images to be disposed therein, an electronic display for displaying the digital template with the captured digital image disposed in the designated location, and a transmission channel for transmitting to the electronic display the captured digital images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Raymond W. Ptucha, William J. Bogart, Laura R. Whitby
  • Publication number: 20110157226
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of generating an image display. A database stores images of products to be sold by a merchant and templates for organizing a display of the images. The templates each have attributes matching a particular product inventory and images of particular products can be disposed in preselected and predesigned locations in the template. When an inventory of products offered for sale by the merchant changes or is updated, then the template attributes can be changed to reflect the current inventory. The current product images can then be displayed within a template on at least one electronic display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Raymond W. Ptucha, William J. Bogart, Laura R. Whitby
  • Publication number: 20110157228
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of generating a scoreboard display comprising capturing and storing digital images at an entertainment venue during an entertainment event, selecting at least one of the captured images including selecting at least one template within which to dispose the selected image, and displaying on the scoreboard the template and the at least one selected digital image disposed therein. The captured image preferably includes a person attending the entertainment event and can be a motion image or a live motion image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Raymond W. Ptucha, William J. Bogart, Laura R. Whitby
  • Patent number: 7944454
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention introduce a user navigation interface that allows a user to monitor/navigate video streams captured from multiple cameras. It integrates video streams from multiple cameras with the semantic layout into a 3-D immersive environment and renders the video streams in multiple displays on a user navigation interface. It conveys the spatial distribution of the cameras as well as their fields of view and allows a user to navigate freely or switch among preset views. This description is not intended to be a complete description of, or limit the scope of, the invention. Other features, aspects, and objects of the invention can be obtained from a review of the specification, the figures, and the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hanning Zhou, Qiong Liu, Donald Kimber, Lynn Wilcox, Matthew L. Cooper