Distortion Patents (Class 345/647)
  • Patent number: 10262623
    Abstract: In a method of operating an application processor to control a display device including a non-rectangular valid display region, screen information regarding the non-rectangular valid display region is received, and a plurality of pieces of valid pixel data selected based on the screen information and corresponding to the non-rectangular valid display region are output to the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung-soo Yang
  • Patent number: 10249067
    Abstract: Techniques to control shape interaction in a user interface are described. In one or more implementations, a method is described of controlling user interface shape interaction by a computing device. A shape is displayed in a user interface by the computing device, the shape described using a plurality of points, each of the points having an associated radius. An input is detected, by the computing device, involving modification of the associated radius of least one of the plurality of points. A determination is made, by the computing device, whether modification of the associated radius of the at least one point causes an intersection of the associated radius of one or more of the plurality of points neighboring the at least one point. Responsive to the determination that the modification causes the intersection, the associated radius of the one or more points are modified such that the intersection does not occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Remon Tijssen, William T. Ruby
  • Patent number: 10156638
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method (200) for providing an interactive location service to a user, through a computing device (110). The method comprising the steps of obtaining (210) a spherical map of the geographical region, identifying (220) a point of reference within the geographical region, obtaining (230) reference Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates corresponding to the point of reference, defining (240) a spatial coordinate system with the point of reference as an origin of the spatial coordinate system, identifying (250) a first locale within the geographical region and obtaining first GPS coordinates, calculating (260) first spatial coordinates, displaying (270) the spherical map at a screen (120), indicating (280) the first locale on the spherical map by means of a first token and displaying (290) content data corresponding to the first locale to the user. Further, a system (400) for providing an interactive location service to a user is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: CENTRE FOR CONTENT CREATION SDN BHD
    Inventors: Kok Wing Jr Lim, Mehdi Zarrabi Esfahani, Anas Firdaus Bin Ahmad Basri, Zain Bin Kafeel
  • Patent number: 10146495
    Abstract: An inventory management system suited to provide inventory information for items in the inventory based upon a position in the system. In an embodiment, the inventory being kept track of is a wine collection and the system for managing the inventory may be a wine refrigerator with several storage positions in a refrigerated cavity accessible by a door. The door may be a clear panel having functionality to detect a tactile input on the panel as well as configured to display information about one or more inventory items in response to the tactile input. Thus, as a person may touch a particular portion of the panel, the panel senses the touch and then triggers display of specific information about the particular wine that is closest to where the touch was detected. That is, a person may touch the panel on the closed door near a bottle of wine to trigger a display of the corresponding bottle of wine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Curt A Nizzoli
  • Patent number: 10083536
    Abstract: A system is discussed herein that that stretches or squashes the target body parts based on a relative size difference between a source and the target. The angular configuration of the source is matched exactly in the destination. The system allows a squash or stretch of a part to be determined from a goal determined by the source actor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Pierre-Paul Giroux, Robert Lanciault
  • Patent number: 10025494
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for adjusting a display of a portable electronic device having a display unit are provided. The method includes detecting a user's touch of the portable electronic device, determining touch information including at least one of a location and an area of the user's touch on the display unit, determining whether the user's touch is a touch input for executing an operation on the portable electronic device or a user's gripping of the portable electronic device according to the touch information, and adjusting the displaying of a User Interface (UI) according to the user's gripping of the portable electronic device, wherein an entirety of an outward facing surface of the display unit is touch-enabled so as to receive a touch input of a user at any point of the outward facing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiping Xia, Howard Z. Lee
  • Patent number: 9965886
    Abstract: A graphics processor includes a graphics object list building unit that determines the location of each draw call in a scene to be rendered and generates a list of draw calls for each sub-region (tile) that the scene to be rendered is divided into. The draw call lists are stored in a memory. A graphics object selection unit of a renderer of the graphics processor then determines which draw call is to be rendered next by considering the draw call list stored in the memory for the sub-region (tile) of the scene that is currently being rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: ARM Norway AS
    Inventors: Edvard Sorgard, Borgar Ljosland, Jorn Nystad, Mario Blazevic, Frank Langtind
  • Patent number: 9955073
    Abstract: A system providing a graphical user interface incorporating fisheye image data captured by a first camera using a fisheye lens is provided. The system includes a buffer configured to receive the fisheye image data corresponding to a monitored area. A processor is in communication with the buffer. The fisheye image data is transformed into panoramic view data corresponding to a panoramic view of the monitored area using a panoramic transformation process. The fisheye image data is transformed into virtual view data corresponding to a partial view of the panoramic view using a virtual view transformation process different from the panoramic view transformation process. The panoramic view data and the virtual view data are encoded for display in the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence R. Mills
  • Patent number: 9892535
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating a dynamic mesh for rendering with a graphical user interface. Graphical objects are rendered onto a layer having transparent pixels. The system infers what areas of the layer are drawn areas, and a mesh is generated based on the drawn areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Romain P. Guy
  • Patent number: 9818201
    Abstract: Methods and systems efficiently apply known distortion, such as of a camera and lens, to source image data to produce data of an output image with the distortion. In an embodiment, an output image field is segmented into regions so that on each segment the distortion function is approximately linear, and segmentation data is stored in a quadtree. The distortion function is applied to the segmented image field to produce a segmented rendered distortion image (SRDI) and a corresponding look-up table. To distort a source image, a location in the output image field is selected, and the uniquely colored segment at the same location in the SRDI is found. The look-up table provides the local linear inverse of the distortion function, which is applied to determine from where in the source image to take image texture data for the distorted output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: LUCASFILM ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LTD.
    Inventor: Ronald Mallet
  • Patent number: 9769498
    Abstract: An image encoding method using a depth information includes determining a motion searching range in a total motion searching region for calculating a motion vector of a current coding unit (CU) based on an object information of the current CU; and determining an optimum motion vector of the current CU based on a motion information inside the motion searching range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COOPERATION GROUP OF KYUNG HEE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Gwang Hoon Park, Tae Wook Kim, Yoon Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 9761032
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with animating and rendering an avatar are disclosed herein. In embodiments, In embodiments, an apparatus may include an avatar animation engine configured to receive a plurality of facial motion parameters and a plurality of head gestures parameters, respectively associated with a face and a head of a user. The plurality of facial motion parameters may depict facial action movements of the face, and the plurality of head gesture parameters may depict head pose gestures of the head. Further, the avatar animation engine may be configured to drive an avatar model with facial and skeleton animations to animate an avatar, using the facial motion parameters and the head gestures parameters, to replicate a facial expression of the user on the avatar that includes impact of head post rotation of the user. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaofeng Tong, Qiang Li, Thomas Sachson, Wenlong Li
  • Patent number: 9729795
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a camera; a display capable of display an image captured by the camera in real-time; and a controller capable of display a plurality of frames generated using images captured continuously since a start of the image capturing, and execute a function on the mobile terminal associated with one or more of the generated frames while the camera captures the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yoomee Song, Arim Kwon, Hyungsun Kim, Cheongha Park, Sangwoon Lee, Jungmin Park, Hyerim Ku
  • Patent number: 9712777
    Abstract: A flexible display apparatus is provided. The flexible display apparatus includes a flexible display, a bending driver configured to deform the flexible display, a receiver configured to receive information indicating deformation of a flexible remote controller, and a controller configured to, in response to the receiver receiving the deformation information, control the bending driver to deform the display to a shape corresponding to the deformation of the flexible remote controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong-hoon Yeo, Tae-hong Kim, Ki-hong Park
  • Patent number: 9674429
    Abstract: A camera system captures an image in a source aspect ratio and applies a transformation to the input image to scale and warp the image to generate an output image having a target aspect ratio different than the source aspect ratio. The output image has the same field of view as the input image, maintains image resolution, and limits distortion to levels that do not substantially affect the viewing experience. In one embodiment, the output image is non-linearly warped relative to the input image such that a distortion in the output image relative to the input image is greater in a corner region of the output image than a center region of the output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Woodman, Sumit Chawla, Loic Segapelli, Scott Patrick Campbell
  • Patent number: 9665124
    Abstract: Disclosed are a wearable device and method of controlling the same, which output more suitable image information on the basis of a state in which the wearable device is covered. The wearable device includes a wearable device body, a display unit provided in the wearable device body, a sensing unit included in the wearable device body, and configured to sense a region, in which the display unit is covered by an object, and a region in which the display unit is not covered, and a control unit configured to display first image information in a predetermined first region when the region in which the display unit is not covered corresponds to the predetermined first region, and display second image information in a predetermined second region when the region in which the display unit is not covered corresponds to the predetermined second region, as a result in which a portion of the display unit is covered by the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyeonhui Kim, Jinhee Lee, Guang Jang, Yuvin Ha, Jungdo Kim, Sinae Chun, Changshik Shin, Myeongsoo Shin, Sangbum Ha, Jihwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9609227
    Abstract: A photographing apparatus includes an image pickup section configured to output a first picked-up image obtained by photographing an object, a display control section for displaying the first picked-up image, a comparing section configured to compare an angle of view of the first picked-up image from the image pickup section and an angle of view of a second picked-up image from a second photographing apparatus, and an angle-of-view determining section configured to control, based on a comparison result of the comparing section, the display control section to display, in the first picked-up image, a display indicating a part or whole of an image pickup range of the second picked-up image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuyuki Uemura, Yoshiyuki Fukuya
  • Patent number: 9565408
    Abstract: A projection apparatus includes a projection optical system, an output display element, an operation unit acquiring an adjustment instruction, a geometric correction adjustment unit, and a geometric correction unit. The output display element having an element region including pixels that modulate projection light by a quadrangular effective element region in the element region. The geometric correction adjustment unit transforms the effective element region to shift a vertex of the effective element region along a side, according to the adjustment instruction. The geometric correction unit performs an operation of projecting an input image on the effective element region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 9456172
    Abstract: A system for projecting 2D images, providing a computerized representation of a first, dense, grid of spatial 3D coordinates which respectively correspond to a set of time-points evenly distributed along a time-dimension with constant time-discretization; deriving a dense 2D representation of an image, whose coordinate pairs respectively correspond to said set of time-points; d. Defining a sparse 2D grid of second coordinate pairs, spaced such that distances between any two adjacent coordinate pairs along a row of said sparse 2D grid are constant; and finding, coordinate pairs closest to the second sparser grid to yield a third grid, and a laser controller to control the laser to project a digitally represented image, from said distance, timed to project pixels whose locations respectively correspond to the subset of uniformly distanced positions forming said third grid, thereby to prevent image distortion despite non-uniformity of micro-mirror's angular velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: MARADIN TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Matan Naftali, Sharon Hornstein, Menashe Yehiel
  • Patent number: 9426436
    Abstract: An image processing device used for a projector displays an image by projecting the image on a projection surface. A detection image generation section adapted to generate a detection image, which is an image adapted to detect a state of a projection image displayed on the projection surface, and includes a plurality of detection image parts is provided. Each of the detection image parts includes a plurality of regions having respective luminance values different from each other. The detection image generation section changes the luminance distribution of each of the detection image parts of the detection image to be generated so that the maximum luminance values of the detection image parts included in the taken detection image obtained by taking the detection image projected on the projection surface fall within an allowable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Nakashin
  • Patent number: 9268163
    Abstract: A flexible display device includes a flexible display panel including a display unit; and a deformation member located on the flexible display panel. The deformation member is deformed due to external light that is incident on the flexible display device, and thus the flexible display device is deformed, thereby allowing the external light to be blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hye-Jung Park
  • Patent number: 9147291
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of processing data to support Augmented Reality (AR) are provided. In the method, an image file including at least a scene description stream, an object descriptor stream, and a visual stream including a real-world medium is received, the scene description stream including an AR node that represents information about at least one piece of AR content used to augment the real-world medium, information about an AR locator and an object descriptor Identifier (ID) is acquired from the AR node, the AR locator describing when the at least one piece of AR content appears and how the real-world medium is augmented with the at least one piece of AR content and the object indicator ID identifying an Object Descriptor (OD) that describes the at least one piece of AR content, and at least one elementary stream descriptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yiling Xu, Sung-Ryeul Rhyu, Kyung-Mo Park, Jae-Yeon Song
  • Patent number: 9075429
    Abstract: A computing device can implement one or more variable tactile elements (e.g., inflatable buttons/keys) overlaying a touchscreen of the device. The tactile elements can cause distortion to a view of content being displayed on the touchscreen underneath the tactile elements, which can decrease visibility of the content to a viewer (e.g., a user of the device). The device can receive information about the sizes, shapes, and/or locations of the tactile elements. Based on this information, the device can render the content in a manner so as to reduce the distortion caused by the tactile elements. In some embodiments, the device can also determine the device's orientation relative to the user (e.g., using head and/or facial feature tracking, etc.) and render the content to appear substantially undistorted while changes occur to the user's point of view with respect to the device and/or to the device's orientation relative to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth Mark Karakotsios
  • Patent number: 9056247
    Abstract: A system and method for producing realistic computer character based animation, for example for computer games, by decomposing each character into a plurality of elements, preparing low resolution approximations of at least some elements for constructing a three dimensional approximation of the character and then applying and transforming one or more sprites to the approximations of the elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: FUNTACTIX
    Inventors: Sam Glassenberg, Nicholas M Covington, Yaron Leifenberg, Alon Cohen
  • Patent number: 9039194
    Abstract: Controlling at least one video projector of a video projection system comprising multiple video projectors having a modifiable focal length and adapted to project sub-images. After determining a first calibration parameter associated with a first predetermined focal length of the video projectors, a second calibration parameter corresponding to a second predetermined focal length of the video projectors is computed, the second calibration parameter computed as a function of the first calibration parameter and the second predetermined focal length different from the first one. A display parameter is computed for a video projector, the display parameter being computed as a function of second calibration parameter, and a sub-image to be projected by the video projector is calculated according to the computed display parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Falk Tannhäuser, Pascal Rousseau
  • Patent number: 9019309
    Abstract: Shadows, reflections, and other image effects for use with high-resolution display screens may be quickly and efficiently generated to maximize resources available for other applications and programs. These effects may be quickly and efficiently created by identifying a region surrounding an image, distorting the image in the region, applying a uniform blur and/or other effect to the distorted image, and then undoing the distortion. By selectively applying effects to distorted images, it is possible to create the appearance of a non-uniformly applied blur and other effects without using the computing resources required to actually calculate and apply a non-uniform blur on a pixel-by-pixel basis. Systems, methods, and media are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chad E. Jones, John S. Harper, Richard R. Dellinger
  • Patent number: 9019310
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for specifying complex continuous gradients. A field blur tool may provide a user interface through which users may apply instances of a field blur pattern. The field blur tool allows the user to place one, two, or more pins over the image and to specify the blur amount (blur radius) at each field blur pin. A blur algorithm distributes the blur values for the one or more instances of the field blur pattern over the entire image, applying the blur according to the locations of the pin(s) and blur parameters at the pin(s). If the input indicates the location and the value for the blur radius of each of two or more instances of the field blur pattern, the two or more instances of the field blur pattern are combined in a blur mask by multiplying normalized radius fields of each of the instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Chintan Intwala, Gregg D. Wilensky, Baljit S. Vijan, Mausoom Sarkar
  • Patent number: 9008427
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, sampling a variable effect distribution of viewing preference data to determine a first set of effects comprising a plurality of first distortion type effects associated with a first distortion type of a first image and to determine a second set of effects comprising a plurality of second distortion type effects associated with the second distortion type of a second image, calculating a preference estimate from a logistic regression model of the viewing preference data according to the first set of effects and the second set of effects, wherein the preference estimate comprises a probability that the first image is preferred over the second image, and selecting one of the first distortion type or the second distortion type according to the preference estimate. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Amy R. Reibman, Kenneth Shirley, Chao Tian
  • Patent number: 8994736
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for interactive curve-based freeform deformation of three-dimensional (3-D) models may provide a user interface that allows a user to interactively deform 3-D models based on simple and intuitive manipulations of a curve drawn on the model (i.e., freeform deformation). The user may apply freeform deformations using touch and/or multitouch gestures to specify and manipulate a deformation curve. The deformations may be applied by deforming the space around a curve/sweep path and deforming the 3-D model accordingly. The freeform deformation methods are not dependent on manipulation of a fixed set of parameters to perform deformations, and may provide for both local and global deformation. One or more weights and user interface elements for controlling those weights may be provided that allow the user to control the extent (region of influence) of the freeform deformations along the curve and/or perpendicular to the curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Nathan A. Carr, Pushkar P. Joshi, Fatemeh Abbasinejad
  • Publication number: 20150084991
    Abstract: A method of applying a post-render motion blur to an object may include receiving a first image of the object. The first image need not be motion blurred, and the first image may include a first pixel and rendered color information for the first pixel. The method may also include receiving a second image of the object. The second image may be motion blurred, and the second image may include a second pixel and a location of the second pixel before the second image was motion blurred. The method may additionally include locating the first pixel in the first image using the location of the second pixel before the second image was motion blurred. The method may further include coloring the second pixel using the rendered color information for the first pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: LUCASFILM ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: VICTOR SCHUTZ, PATRICK CONRAN
  • Publication number: 20150084992
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire information about a projection surface on which a projection unit projects a target image, a storage unit configured to store first information indicating a first position, on the projection surface, of the target image projected on the projection surface by the projection unit in a first projection state, and a control unit configured to control a position, on the projection surface, of the target image to move from a second position on the projection surface where the target image is projected by the projection unit in a second projection state to the first position on the projection surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Asuka Wada
  • Patent number: 8988363
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: an operation display unit that displays a display screen and detects detection information that changes in accordance with a user operation performed on the display screen; an operation determination unit that determines, in accordance with the detection information, whether an operation has been performed on an operation target displayed on the display screen; a selection unit that selects an image to be displayed, in accordance with a determination result from the operation determination unit; an area-where-arrangement-is-not-to-be-performed setting unit that sets an area where arrangement is not to be performed, in accordance with the determination result from the operation determination unit and the detection information; and an arrangement processing unit that arranges the image to be displayed, in an area where arrangement can be performed, in accordance with the selected image to be displayed and the set area where arrangement is not to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Fuminori Homma, Tatsushi Nashida
  • Patent number: 8982286
    Abstract: A chart generation unit generates an adjustment chart, and a projection unit projects the adjustment chart onto a circular cylinder. A parameter acquiring unit acquires 12 parameters in total, relating to the positions of four corners and middle points of a top side and a bottom side of a chart and lateral expansion of the chart, the chart being input by a user through manipulations of an operation unit. A transform function determination unit calculates, from the total of 12 parameters, an accurate transform function for projecting an image onto the circular cylinder. An image conversion unit applies geometric transformation to the image based on the calculated transform function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuro Narikawa
  • Patent number: 8982157
    Abstract: To generate a skin-attached element on a skin surface of an animated character, a region of the skin surface within a predetermined distance from a skin-attached element root position is deformed to form a lofted skin according to one of a plurality of constraint surfaces, where each of the plurality of constraint surfaces does not intersect with each other. A sublamina mesh surface constrained to the lofted skin is created. A two-dimensional version of the skin-attached element is projected onto the sublamina mesh surface. The lofted skin is reverted back to a state of the skin surface prior to the deformation of the region of the skin surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: DreamWorks Animation LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Weber, Galen Gerald Gornowicz
  • Patent number: 8970628
    Abstract: A method allowing for quick manipulation of weight values associated with points on a polygonal mesh that is to be deformed. A point on the polygonal mesh may be selected by the user. Then, a solution space of possible positions for the selected point may be calculated by solving a deformation model for a range of weight values. A graphical representation of the solution space may be provided, such as a locus of possible positions for the selected point, where each point on the locus corresponds to a particular weight value. Manipulation of these weight values, and hence, the deformation of the polygonal mesh, may be achieved simply by selecting a position on the locus. The mesh may be updated to reflect the weight corresponding to the selected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: PIXAR
    Inventors: Robert Jensen, Oren Jacob, Eric Gregory, Wilson Taylor Holliday, Andrew Justin Butts
  • Patent number: 8963958
    Abstract: Techniques for wrapping a two-dimensional texture conformally onto a surface of a three dimensional virtual object within an arbitrarily-shaped, user-defined region. The techniques provide minimum distortion and allow interactive manipulation of the mapped texture. The techniques feature an energy minimization scheme in which distances between points on the surface of the three-dimensional virtual object serve as set lengths for springs connecting points of a planar mesh. The planar mesh is adjusted to minimize spring energy, and then used to define a patch upon which a two-dimensional texture is superimposed. Points on the surface of the virtual object are then mapped to corresponding points of the texture. A haptic/graphical user interface element that allows a user to interactively and intuitively adjust texture mapped within the arbitrary, user-defined region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Torsten Berger, Elaine Chen, Walter C. Shannon, III, Bob Tipton
  • Publication number: 20150049078
    Abstract: The projection of interactive images such that different images are pre-edited so that when projected, the image is better suited for viewing from a particular perspective. Thus, a variety of images might be projected such that some are suitable for one perspective, some are suitable for another perspective, and so forth. For instance, one image might be edited so that when projected, the projected first image is presented for better viewing from a first perspective. Another image might be edited so that when projected, the projected second image is presented for better viewing from a second perspective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Donald Roy Mealing, Mark L. Davis, Roger H. Hoole, Matthew L. Stoker, W. Lorenzo Swank, Michael J. Bradshaw
  • Publication number: 20150042684
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a projection method and an electronic device, belong to an image processing field. The method comprises: obtaining a first image, and obtaining an adjustment instruction, wherein the first image corresponds to first content; adjusting the first image to a second image according to the adjustment instruction, the second image comprising a target image corresponding to the first content; and projecting the second image; wherein when the second image is projected onto intersected planes formed by at least two planes, if an edge of the target image is intersected with an intersection line of the intersected planes, the edge of the target image is or is approximately perpendicular to the intersection line of the intersection planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiaoping Zhang, Lu Cao, Yaqiang Wu, Zhepeng Wang
  • Patent number: 8884883
    Abstract: A method for displaying images on a curved display surface is described herein. The method includes receiving a graphical object and distorting the graphical object at run-time such that an appearance of the graphical object on the curved display surface will be substantially similar regardless of a position of the graphical object on the curved display surface when viewed at a viewing axis that is approximately orthogonal to a plane that is tangential to the curved display surface at a center of the graphical object. The method may further include displaying the graphical object on the curved display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hrvoje Benko, Andrew Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140285507
    Abstract: A display control device for displaying content, the representation form of which is changeable by a user's operation on a display screen, on a display screen is provided. The display control device includes an operation acquisition unit configured to acquire a change instruction to change the representation form of the content and an image changing unit configured to distort the representation form of the content, in response to a change instruction which instructs to change the representation form of the content beyond a threshold value, to be different from the representation form as instructed. Thus, the display control device facilitates the user to recognize the threshold for change when the representation form of the content is changed by zooming in, zooming out, scrolling the content and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Haruko Sato, Shinya Takeichi
  • Publication number: 20140267427
    Abstract: A projector captures an image of a projection target, on which a projection image is projected, and corrects the projection image by using the captured image. The projector includes a projection unit that projects the projection image onto the projection target; a capture unit that captures an image of a projected region including the projection target; a calculation unit that calculates three-dimensional data regarding the projected region, and calculates a correction parameter, including a distortion parameter and a motion parameter, using the calculated three-dimensional data; and a correction unit that corrects the projection image using the correction parameter. The correction unit performs a first correction corresponding to a shape of the projection target using the distortion parameter, and performs a second correction corresponding to at least one of a movement of the projection unit and a movement of the projection target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Fumihiro HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20140267428
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a control method for a projector comprises picking up an image of an area including a screen and an image light and generating a picked-up image; calculating each side of an outer peripheral line of the image light, based on the picked-up image; calculating each side of an outer peripheral line of the screen, based on the picked-up image; and calculating a correction image light modulation area that is an area in a part of a light modulation area so as to fit inside a second imaginary screen outer peripheral line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Miki Nagano, Shiki Furui
  • Patent number: 8836715
    Abstract: A method of processing image data for display by a display panel of a display device. The method comprises receiving main image pixel data representing a main image and side image pixel data representing a side image, and performing a mapping of the pixel data to signals used to drive the display panel. The mapping is arranged to produce an average on-axis luminance which is dependent mainly on the main image pixel data and an average off-axis luminance which is dependent at least to some extent on the side image pixel data. A compression of the main image pixel data is performed in advance of or at least partly incorporated into the mapping, the compression being performed at least partly in dependence upon the main image pixel data and at least partly in dependence upon how the off-axis luminance varies with pixel data input to the mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Benjamin John Broughton, Andrew Kay, Marc Paul Servais, Paul Antony Gass, Masahiro Esashi, Kenji Maeda, Tatsuo Watanabe, Yuuichi Sato, Yoshimitsu Inamori, Takashi Yasumoto
  • Publication number: 20140253595
    Abstract: A method and device for controlling a display of an object in an electronic device include displaying a plurality of objects; detecting input of a touch pattern for changing a shape or location of at least one of the plurality of objects; and changing the shape or location of the at least one object considering the pattern and displaying the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ji-Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 8830268
    Abstract: A display system and method for displaying an image on a non-planar display that allows the images to be mapped by image mappers while encompassing image data of an adjacent sub-image or sub-images. This allows a single unified image to be displayed in real time without any tearing or positional/angular artifacts at the image boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Barco NV
    Inventors: Robert M. Clodfelter, Jeff Bayer, Paul McHale, Brad Smith
  • Patent number: 8830269
    Abstract: A method of deforming a shape of a human body model includes the steps of reorganizing human body model data into a joint-skeleton structure-based Non-Uniform Rational B-spline (NURBS) surface model, generating statistical deformation information about control parameters of the NURBS surface model based on parameters of joints and key section curves for specific motions, and deforming the shape of the human body model based on the NURBS surface model and the statistical deformation information. The human body model data includes three-dimensional (3D) human body scan data and a 3D polygon mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Seong Jae Lim, Ho Won Kim, Il Kyu Park, Ji Young Park, Ji Hyung Lee, Jin Seo Kim, Seung Wook Lee, Chang Woo Chu, Bon Woo Hwang, Bon Ki Koo
  • Patent number: 8823746
    Abstract: A system and method for applying motion blur to an application window. Motion blur may be applied to pixel in a window by calculating a velocity vector for each pixel in the window with reference to velocity vectors calculated for each corner of the window. Motion blur may be implemented by placing a number of blur samples in a frame along the pixel velocity vector according to the size of the pixel vector, or by directionally downsampling then re-upsampling the content of the window. For a frame having multiple windows, the motion blur for each window may be determined independent of the motion of other windows or as a composite for windows moving together. According to an embodiment, for each pixel in the frame, the associated application window may be identified and the pixel blurred with reference to the corner velocities of the associated application window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chad E. Jones, Assana M. Fard, Christopher Wright
  • Publication number: 20140240358
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a selection section adapted to select a first correction point among a plurality of correction points included in a correcting image, an identification section adapted to identify a second correction point and a third correction point adjacent to the first correction point, and a display control section adapted to emphasize a first line segment connecting the first correction point and the second correction point to each other, and a second line segment connecting the first correction point and the third correction point to each other, and display the correcting image on a display section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuhiko NOBORI
  • Publication number: 20140240357
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes an image capturing device, a storage unit, a processing unit and a display device. The image capturing device captures a user image. The storage unit stores display contents. The processing unit identifies facial feature locations of the user image, and determines a vertical skew angle according to the facial feature locations. The processing unit further adjusts the display contents to a deformed image according to the vertical skew angle. The display device displays the deformed image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Chia-Chang Hou
  • Patent number: 8817050
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes receiving an image having indication pixels that define a plurality of regions within the image that are used for resizing the image and determining, based on the indication pixels, two or more of the regions that are stretchable regions that change size when the image is resized. The method also includes resizing the image by changing a size of at least one of the determined stretchable regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Friedman, Michael A. Cleron, Dianne K. Hackborn