Rotation Patents (Class 345/649)
  • Patent number: 10147351
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device and a driving method thereof are disclosed. The display device has sub-pixels of multiple colors. In one aspect, the organic light emitting display device detects sub-pixels which are positioned at the edges of the panel. Data for the sub-pixels on the edges are reduced so that colors on the edges are less observable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Yeon Yang, Geun-Young Jeong, Takeshi Kato, Myung-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10126460
    Abstract: In order to accurately identify a hold state of a mobile device held by a user while the user is moving, provided is a hold state change detection apparatus including an acquiring section that acquires an output signal of a sensor mounted in the mobile device held by the user; a change detecting section that detects a change in a hold state of the mobile device based on the output signal of the sensor; and a hold state judging section that judges the hold state based on the output signal of the sensor. During a prescribed time from the time when the change detecting section detects the change in the hold state, information indicating the hold state prior to the detection of the change in the hold state is output. Also provided is a hold state change detection method and program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shiro Kobayashi, Yuko Akagi, Masahiro Konda, Tsuyoshi Masuda
  • Patent number: 10102830
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a screen displaying direction and a terminal include the follows. At least one authority fingerprint is acquired, and the authority fingerprint is a fingerprint having the authority of changing a screen displaying direction. A first fingerprint is acquired. When the first fingerprint is the authority fingerprint, an input direction of the first fingerprint is acquired. The screen displaying direction is adjusted according to the input direction of the first fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haiping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10095386
    Abstract: A displaying method for a mobile device includes: displaying one of a plurality of virtually listed pages on a screen of the mobile device; receiving a scroll input on the displayed page; in response to the scroll input, inserting images, of execution screens of widgets corresponding to adjacent pages of the displayed page, into the adjacent pages. The plurality of pages may be sequentially displayed on the screen of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Yoon, Sung-jae Park, Moon-kyoung Park, Young-joo Park
  • Patent number: 10089760
    Abstract: Techniques for dynamically displaying corresponding segments of related pie charts are implemented by a UI engine, pie chart engine, and graphics framework engine that operate in conjunction to display at least two related pie charts having a plurality of corresponding segments, receive a user selection of corresponding segments that are displayed in different positions in their respective pie charts, rotate at least one of the related pie charts, and display the related pie charts so that the corresponding segments are displayed in the same position/orientation in their respective pie charts. The computing device may also visually highlight the selected corresponding segments and execute an animation graphically displaying the rotation of the at least one related pie chart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 10089785
    Abstract: The invention relates to creating real-time, immersive mediated reality environments using real data collected from a physical event or venue. The invention provides a virtual participant with the ability to control their viewpoint and freely explore the venue, in real time by synthesizing virtual data corresponding to a requested virtual viewpoint using real images obtained from data collectors or sources at the venue. By tracking and correlating real and virtual viewpoints of virtual participants, physical objects, and data sources, systems and methods of the invention can create photo-realistic images for perspective views for which there is not physically present data source. Systems and methods of the invention also relate to applying effect objects to enhance the immersive experience including virtual guides, docents, text or audio information, expressive auras, tracking effects, and audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Mindhive Inc.
    Inventors: Oya Demirli, George Dalke
  • Patent number: 10089963
    Abstract: A screen adaptation method and apparatus. A client obtains a user interface data package from a server end and parses the user interface data packet to obtaining drawing information about each module and component; the modules of the user interface are arranged vertically and each module contains one or more components. According to the screen direction of the device where the client is located, the client acquires the display attributes of each component, and draws each component in the user interface according to said attributes and to a resource file required to be filled into each component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Feitian Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhou Lu, Huazhang Yu
  • Patent number: 10085006
    Abstract: An electronic device configured to render a three hundred and sixty (360) degree image includes a communication unit and a processor. The communication unit is configured to receive a first image, a second image, and metadata from a camera. The processor is configured to render the 360 degree image by transforming the first image and the second image to compensate for a light fall-off, unwarping the transformed first image and second image, aligning the unwarped first image and second image, and blending the aligned unwarped first image and second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tuan Ho, Madhukar Budagavi
  • Patent number: 10083676
    Abstract: Provided is a method for adjusting a screen display direction and a terminal. The method includes the follows. At least one authority fingerprint is acquired, and the authority fingerprint is a fingerprint having the authority of changing a screen display direction. A first fingerprint is acquired. When the first fingerprint is the authority fingerprint, an input direction of the first fingerprint is acquired. The screen display direction is adjusted according to the input direction of the first fingerprint. If the first fingerprint is acquired again, a time period for acquiring the first fingerprint is recorded. The size of the screen display area is adjusted according to the recorded time period of the first fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haiping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10055818
    Abstract: Methods, systems and articles of manufacture for a portable electronic device that uses biometric content to determine an orientation in which a display device is presenting content are disclosed. Example electronic devices include a display device, a biometric sensor to capture a biometric sample, and an orientation determination tool to determine a device orientation relative to a user based on the biometric sample. Example devices further include an orientation adjustment tool to change a content orientation in which the display device of the portable electronic device presents content based on the determination of the device orientation of the at least one of the display device and the portable electronic device. In some examples, the biometric sensor is a fingerprint sensor or an image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Tripp
  • Patent number: 10013641
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for analyzing and presenting, e.g., displaying, a set of data. Analyzing the data can include grouping or clustering data that are similar in some way, e.g., similar ranges of quantities, similar categories, etc. and providing an interactive dendrogram representing the clustered data. More specifically, a method for providing an interactive representation of data of a data set can comprise clustering the data into a hierarchical set of clustered data. A dendrogram can be generated based on the clustered data and representing a hierarchy of the clustered data and displayed on a page of a user interface. A selection of a depth of the dendrogram can be received via the user interface and the page can be updated based on the selection of the depth of the dendrogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Helfman, Joseph H. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 9983709
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for tracking a user's eye using structured light. The structured light system is calibrated by training a model of surface of the user's eye. A structured light emitter projects a structured light pattern (e.g., infrared structured light) onto a portion of the surface of the eye. From the viewpoint of a camera, the illumination pattern appears distorted. Based on the distortion of the illumination pattern in the captured image, the eye tracking system can determine the shape of the portion of the user's eye that the structured light is incident upon. By comparing the determined shape of the portion of the user's eye to the model, the orientation of the eye may be determined. The eye tracking system or elements thereof may be part of a head-mounted display, e.g., as part of a virtual reality system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Daniel Trail, Robert Dale Cavin
  • Patent number: 9986112
    Abstract: A control unit includes a touch panel display capable of presenting preview display of multiple pages of document images in a scrollable manner on the display panel. The touch panel display controller includes: a commanded position detecting controller that detects a commanded position relative to one of document images being a reference in the preview image displayed on a display panel; a preview layout direction switching controller that switches the layout direction in the preview image in accordance with the commanded position; and a scroll direction switching controller that switches the scrolling direction in the preview image in accordance with the detected commanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takeshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9971495
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for facilitating the use of an electronic device having a user interface that is sensitive to a user's gestures. An “eyes-free” mode is provided in which the user can control the device without looking at the device display. Once the eyes-free mode is engaged, the user can control the device by performing gestures that are detected by the device, wherein a gesture is interpreted by the device without regard to a specific location where the gesture is made. The eyes-free mode can be used, for example, to look up a dictionary definition of a word in an e-book or to navigate through and select options from a hierarchical menu of settings on a tablet. The eyes-free mode advantageously allows a user to interact with the user interface in situations where the user has little or no ability to establish concentrated visual contact with the device display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Nook Digital, LLC
    Inventors: Saj Shetty, Krishanu Chattopadhyay, Douglas Klein
  • Patent number: 9947296
    Abstract: A display device according to the present invention includes an input unit that receives an operation instruction, a display unit that displays a screen, a changer that changes a displayed direction of the screen displayed by the display unit, and a stopper that stops the displayed direction of the screen from being changed by the changer if the input unit has received an operation instruction about information on the screen displayed by the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9930114
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for code-division-multiple-access (CDMA)-based network-coding for reading data from massive memory servers. According to some examples, data may be modulated by spreading sequences prior to being transmitted from one memory node to another. In addition, the received signals (modulated data) from multiple memory nodes may be combined by a receiver memory node before being forwarded to other memory nodes arranged in a grid of memory nodes. The memory nodes may be assigned communication bandwidths flexibly and rapidly by changing the respective spreading sequences, which may be orthogonal or near-orthogonal for different memory nodes to allow support of random-access burst or dynamic data traffic, and enhancing fault-tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Xudong Ma
  • Patent number: 9917987
    Abstract: A non-transitory machine readable medium that has a computer program for adjusting color values of an image represented in a color space is described. The computer program displays the image on a display device. The computer program receives several inputs on the displayed image. The several inputs include a selection of a point on the displayed image and a vector input. The computer program identifies a pixel of the image that corresponds to the selected point. Based on the color values of the identified pixel and the vector input, the program determines a color space transform for mapping a set of color values defined within the color space to a different set of color values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Bryant, Peter Warner, Daniel Pettigrew, Ryan A. Gallagher
  • Patent number: 9857588
    Abstract: A transmission type head mounted display allows a user to visually recognize a display screen as a virtual image, and includes a display control portion that displays a plurality of icons for calling respective applications on the display screen, and a display section that displays the plurality of icons, in which the display control portion displays the plurality of icons in retreating regions which avoid a view field securing region of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9836116
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, there is provided an information processing apparatus, including a first housing, a second housing, having a display section which displays information, in which the display section is reversed between a first position and a second position, a connection section which rotatably connects the second housing with respect to the first housing, a posture detection section which detects any of the four postures of a first posture, a second posture, a third posture, and a fourth posture, and a display control section which controls a display state of the display section in accordance with a detection result of the posture detection section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Kawamoto, Toshiyuki Shiwa, Masami Hosaka, Shunichiro Takamura, Kenichi Ono, Takehiko Mizutani, Toshihiro Kawakubo, Nobuhiro Kumae, Tailiang Qian, Naoki Ogishita, Minoru Shimizu, Yuuki Kubota, Takuya Motoishi, Takashi Sonehara, Ryousuke Tobiyama
  • Patent number: 9837012
    Abstract: A display device 10 includes are arranged in a matrix form and to which image information is input, and a signal processing unit 20. The signal processing unit 20 includes a rendering position deciding unit that decides whether or not a sub-pixel rendering process of changing input signal values of sub-pixels of a second pixel among a first pixel, the second pixel, and the third pixel is performed, a pattern information acquiring unit that acquires an arrangement of the sub-pixels in a processing direction of either of a portrait mode and a landscape mode as pattern information indicating a first arrangement pattern or a second arrangement pattern, and a rendering unit that performs a first sub-pixel rendering process or a second sub-pixel rendering process on the input signals of the sub-pixels of the second pixel based on the decision of the rendering position deciding unit and the pattern information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kojiro Ikeda, Masaaki Kabe, Akira Sakaigawa
  • Patent number: 9813531
    Abstract: A method of displaying content on a device comprises detecting a screen orientation change event, determining if one or more applications are configured to accommodate a screen orientation change, and triggering a screen orientation adjustment in a rich media engine. The screen orientation change event may be a hardware change associated with the device. The hardware change may be detected via sensors in the device. The screen orientation change event may be an input by the user or a signal received from a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SISVEL INTERNATIONAL S.A.
    Inventors: Vidya Setlur, Suresh Chitturi
  • Patent number: 9753983
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for decompressing data in a database system. A query is received, which pertains to a subset of data within a compressed set of data. One or more decompression strategies are evaluated using a cost model. The cost model includes an estimated filter factor. A low cost decompression strategy is selected based on the results of the evaluation of the one or more decompression strategies. One or more bytes representing the requested subset of data are located within the compressed set of data. Only a portion of the compressed data that corresponds to the subset of data is decompressed, using the selected decompression strategy, while leaving the remaining set of data in a compressed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Robert W. Lyle
  • Patent number: 9753984
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for decompressing data in a database system. A query is received, which pertains to a subset of data within a compressed set of data. One or more decompression strategies are evaluated using a cost model. The cost model includes an estimated filter factor. A low cost decompression strategy is selected based on the results of the evaluation of the one or more decompression strategies. One or more bytes representing the requested subset of data are located within the compressed set of data. Only a portion of the compressed data that corresponds to the subset of data is decompressed, using the selected decompression strategy, while leaving the remaining set of data in a compressed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Robert W. Lyle
  • Patent number: 9747326
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium that stores a document evaluation program executable by a computer in a document evaluation apparatus includes first program code that causes the computer to determine that a plurality of pages from each of which the same type of object has been detected are in the same group and to detect the plurality of pages in the same group from the document, second program code that causes the computer to evaluate consistency in the plurality of pages, in the same group, that have been detected by the first program code, and third program code that causes the computer to display an evaluation result obtained by the second program code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masato Tanba, Yoshitaka Matsuki, Satoshi Kawakami, Yosuke Nakazato, Wataru Endo
  • Patent number: 9703466
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method, device and terminal for implementing rotation of a floating window. The method comprises: providing, by user equipment, a picture container supporting a rotation attribute for a user interface (UI) floating window view; adding the UI floating window view to the picture container; when the orientation is changed, acquiring a rotation angle of the UI floating window view, redrawing the rotated UI floating window view, and acquiring a rotation reduction matrix; and when a user click event is detected, performing rotation reduction conversion on the coordinates at the user click position. The technical solution of the present invention has the beneficial effects of low calculation quantity, high processing efficiency and natural appearance of a floating window UI component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jianming Chen
  • Patent number: 9697585
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for displaying a statistical chart. The method includes determining whether a screen rotation event of switching from portrait-orientation display to landscape-orientation display is received. The method further includes obtaining additional to-be-shown data added during switch from a portrait-orientation-display drawing area to a landscape-orientation-display drawing area if yes, and drawing the landscape-orientation-display drawing area. The method further includes displaying a statistical chart in the drawn landscape-orientation-display drawing area, where the additional to-be-shown data is shown in the statistical chart. A statistical chart fills a drawing area in a landscape-orientation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Xiao Sun, Kexin Song, Junyi Cai, Yingxue Liu, Chengjun Li, Xiaopeng Song, Suning Wang, Yongjun Wang, Xinggang Li
  • Patent number: 9666109
    Abstract: A projector includes, a projecting unit that converts image data into light and projects the light at a predetermined angle of view, a projecting direction changing unit that changes the projecting direction of the projecting unit from a first projecting direction to a second projecting direction, a projection angle derivation unit that derives a projection angle between the first projecting direction and a projecting direction after changed, and an image cutting out unit that generates cut-out image data that a part of a region of an image of the inputted image data is cut out based on the angle of view and the projection angle as image data to be projected, when the projecting unit projects the image of the inputted image data stored on the storage unit across the first projecting direction and the second projecting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Hironobu Fukutomi, Katsumi Watanuki, Takayuki Sugahara, Kenji Yasui, Ryo Nishima, Shunichi Shichijo
  • Patent number: 9639738
    Abstract: A method for estimating a 3D vector angle from a 2D face image, a method for creating a face replacement database and a method for replacing a face image includes steps of capturing a face image, detecting a rotation angle of the face image, defining a region to be replaced in the face image, creating a face database for storing replaced images corresponding to the region to be replaced, and pasting one of the replaced images having the corresponding rotation angle of the face image into a target replacing region. Therefore, the region to be replaced of a static or dynamic face image can be replaced by a replaced image quickly by a single camera without requiring a manual setting of the feature points of a target image. These methods support face replacement at different angles and compensate the color difference to provide a natural look of the replaced image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Ming Chuan University
    Inventors: Chaur-Heh Hsieh, Hsiu-Chien Hsu
  • Patent number: 9635505
    Abstract: Techniques for mobile network geolocation are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a system for mobile network geolocation. The system may comprise one or more processors communicatively coupled to a mobile communications network. The one or more processors may be configured to determine that a mobile device is on a travel path. The one or more processors may also be configured to determine one or more candidate locations of the mobile device based on data associated with the travel path. The one or more processors may further be configured to determine at least one candidate route associated with the mobile device along the travel path comprised from one or more candidate locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Viavi Solutions UK Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Murphy, Michael Flanagan, Walter Featherstone, Philip Geoffrey Claridge, Gareth James Smith, John Joseph Holden
  • Patent number: 9628991
    Abstract: A communication apparatus determines whether or not a security function relating to communication of the communication apparatus is set when the information processing apparatus performs direct wireless communication; and controls to prohibit or permit wireless communication with the information processing apparatus in accordance with the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tadahiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9626742
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and computer program product are described that provide a visual transition from an origin screen to a destination screen by applying a graphical effect to the origin screen based on a user input that is received. The graphical effect includes a translation aspect and a rotational aspect. The rotational aspect may have an angle of rotation that is defined based on characteristics of the input received, such as an initial or instantaneous position of receipt of the input or a speed of movement of the input. Thus, the graphical effect simulates a physical reaction of the origin screen to the input (for example, giving the appearance that the origin screen is a physical object that is reacting to the user input as an applied force in the real world).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Christopher Paretti, William Lindmeier
  • Patent number: 9628744
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a method for controlling a display apparatus are provided. A display apparatus includes a display configured to display an image, a rotator configured to rotate the display, and a controller configured to control the rotator to rotate the display when a predetermined event occurs, and control the display to generate a plurality of screens on the rotated display, display a first image on one of the plurality of screens, and display at least one different image on another screen among the plurality of screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joon-ho Phang, Joo-sun Moon, Yi-sak Park, Sue-young Chung, Nam-hyun Park, Mi-jin Choi, Christopher E. Bangle
  • Patent number: 9628647
    Abstract: A screen generating apparatus includes a reference screen information acquiring portion to acquire reference screen information, the reference screen information including a plurality of components classified into one or more sets and layout information for disposing the components in a reference screen, a screen size acquiring portion to acquire a screen size of a display portion, a set area determining portion to determine, for each of the one or more sets, a converted area corresponding to the set in a display screen, on the basis of the acquired screen size and the layout information included in the reference screen information, and a component disposing portion to dispose the components included in the reference screen information, in the converted areas within the display screen corresponding respectively to the one or more sets, each component being disposed in the same size as that in the reference screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Tomono, Tadashi Suzue, Chohiko Fukuoh, Hiroaki Sugimoto, Manabu Furukawa
  • Patent number: 9614837
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems for verifying human interaction with a computer interface are described herein. An exemplary method includes a human-interaction verification system detecting a request by an access device to access network-based content, providing, for display by the access device, a visually dynamic representation of one or more security images associated with a passcode in response to the access request, receiving, by way of the access device, challenge-response input associated with the visually dynamic representation of the one or more security images, and performing an access operation based at least in part on a comparison of the challenge-response input to the passcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Archer, Robert A. Clavenna, II, Kristopher Pate, Paul V. Hubner
  • Patent number: 9600295
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing pre-boot displays at the same time on both a discrete video controller and an embedded video controller of an information handling system in a pre-boot environment, e.g., such that a discrete video controller provides video data for generating a video display during pre-boot operations, while at the same time the embedded video controller also remains active and synchronized with the discrete video controller so that the embedded video controller simultaneously provides video data for generating a video display during pre-boot operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products LP
    Inventor: Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 9600891
    Abstract: A method for visualizing flow data from computation fluid dynamics (CFD) applications in 2-dimensions (2D) includes receiving a 3-dimensional (3D) image volume from a CFD simulation of fluids flowing through vessels in a patient that is a snapshot of a fluid flow in the vessels at a certain time, subdividing the 3D image volume into 3D data blocks, minimizing a sum over a matrix of energy interactions defined for each pair of data blocks in the 3D image volume, where the minimization preserves a local shape of the vessels, where minimizing the sum over the matrix of energy interactions is performed on a graphics processing unit (GPU), and using the minimized energy interaction matrix to display on a monitor a 2D sketch of the 3D image volume, where the 2D sketch is displayed in real-time with respect to the time scale of the CFD simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Xiaoke Huang, Jun Tao, Feng Qiu, Daphne Yu
  • Patent number: 9547376
    Abstract: A magic cube input system comprises a control module, a page module, a quick pick module, and a function module; the function module performs selection of a character input mode or a screen keyboard change mode. Under the character input mode, the control module receives voice instructions or motion instructions to control page scrolling of the page module, pick an initial character and subsequent characters successively after the initial character being picked, and the quick pick module presents commonly used characters or vocabularies to be picked up quickly through the control module. Under the screen keyboard change mode, the control module receives the voice instructions or motion instructions to control the page scrolling of the page module and select a suitable screen keyboard via the page scrolling so as to perform character or symbol input or the screen keyboard quick change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Chien-Wen Li
  • Patent number: 9542019
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a device includes a display and a controller. The display displays a screen. In a case where an execution screen of a second function is to be displayed during execution of a first function, the controller displays the execution screen of the second function and a notification screen indicating that the first function is in the middle of execution on the display in an overlapping manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Noutomi
  • Patent number: 9514552
    Abstract: Disclosed are an information processing apparatus etc., which can display an operation object while switching according to an operation unit that is operated by a function that is in operation, includes a conversion unit that, when a switch from an operation performed by a first function which detects an operation performed by a first operation unit to an operation performed by a second function which detects an operation performed by a second operation unit, converts a description regarding an operation object related to the first operation unit in at least one description to display on a display unit that operates by the first function into a description regarding the operation object related to the second operation unit, and a drawing unit that displays the description obtained by conversion performed by the conversion unit on a display unit that operates by the second function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi Seki, Kiyoto Sato
  • Patent number: 9513714
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided that may be implemented in a mobile device to: determine whether the mobile device is in a gesture command input ready state based, at least in part, on a display portion of the mobile device remaining in a horizontal viewable position for a threshold period of time; with the mobile device in a gesture command input ready state, determine whether a detected movement of the mobile device represents a gesture command input; and in response to the determined gesture command input, affect a user perceivable output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mathew William Bevilacqua, Newfel Harrat, Peter Ring
  • Patent number: 9500873
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for displaying a three-dimensional (3D) image, which is further composed of a multi-view 3D image combination method and a parallax barrier structure design, and is being used in a case when a common flat-panel display screen and a view separation device are used to display a 3D image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: ZHANGJIAGANG KANGDE XIN OPTRONICS MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming-Yen Lin
  • Patent number: 9460530
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, techniques are described herein to assist a publisher to create fixed layout pages of an electronic publication. The techniques are useful for creating cookbooks, travel books, photography books, children's books, other “illustrated books”, or any other electronic publication where a fixed layout for at least some of the pages of the electronic publication is desirable. With the techniques, the publisher may embed fonts, select particular fonts and font sizes, assign visual content to fixed layout pages, and precisely position visual content at fixed positions on fixed layout pages. A scaling mechanism for an electronic reader device is also disclosed for scaling fixed layout pages to fit the size of a display screen of the reader device while maintaining the aspect ratio and assignment of visual content to fixed layout pages specified by the publisher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: APLLE INC.
    Inventors: Casey M. Dougherty, David Makower, Craig Milito, Alan C. Cannistraro
  • Patent number: 9430859
    Abstract: A method of relaying an image. The method includes receiving a plurality of images which are photographed by a plurality of image processing apparatuses, determining orientation modes of the plurality of images, combining the plurality of images to generate a combined image in which the plurality of combined images are orientated in the same way, and transmitting the combined image to the plurality of image processing apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong-tae Kim, Jae-han Kim, Jae-sung Park, Yun-sun Baek
  • Patent number: 9414810
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system includes a probe with a transducer array with at least one transducer element that transmits ultrasound signal and receives echo signals produced in response thereto. The system further includes a console with a controller that controls the at least one element to transmit the ultrasound signals and receive the echo signals, and an echo processor that processes the received echoes and generates images indicative thereof. The system further includes a user interface with at least one control for interacting with the console. The user interface includes at least one recessed physical feature that facilitates identifying, through sense of touch, an operation activated by the at least one control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: B-K Medical Aps
    Inventors: Kaj Dunkan, Peter Ulrik Kann, Torben Svanberg Nielsen, Steen Madsen, Alex Köneke, Jacob Enemark
  • Patent number: 9420088
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a touchscreen configured to output at least one display object; a wireless communication unit configured to transceive data with at least one external terminal; and a controller configured to identify, via the wireless communication unit, a first external terminal existing within a predetermined communication distance from the mobile terminal, display a first display object in a first mode on the touch screen, when the first external terminal exists within the predetermined communication distance, and display the first display object on the touchscreen in a second mode when the first external terminal is no longer within the predetermined communication distance. Further, the first mode includes altering at least some of the information output with the first display object compared with the information output with the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Keumsung Hwang, Mihyun Park
  • Patent number: 9367097
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system, method and device for controlling the display of elements in a screen on an electronic device, according to an orientation of the device. In the system, a graphics management system for elements displayed in a screen on a display on an electronic device is provided. The system comprises: a sensor; a movement detection module connected to the sensor providing an orientation signal registering a notable signal from the sensor; and a graphical user interface (GUI) adjustment module to determine a new layout for the elements being displayed on the display utilizing orientation provided by the movement detection module. The sensor may provide orientation data indicating a new orientation of the device. Also, the GUI adjustment module may provide the new layout by shifting a position of one or more of the elements in the screen to reflect the new orientation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Jason Griffin
  • Patent number: 9341847
    Abstract: Disclosed is a head mount display including: a user operation section configured to determine one or more coordinates based on a first operation performed by a user via the user operation section while receiving content via the head-mount device; and a controller configured to: superpose, in response to detection of the first operation by the user, upon at least one of one or more display sections of the head-mount device, a screen including one or more items, each of the one or more items of the superposed screen being selectable by the user to control the content being received by the user; and highlight, based on the one or more coordinates determined upon detection of the first operation, at least one of the one or more selectable items of the superposed screen in comparison to other selectable items of the superposed screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Yamamoto, Tatsuya Narahara, Masayuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9330489
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus is provided including a display unit which displays layers in different depth degrees from each other and displays a plurality of layers which are arranged in a depth direction of a screen in 3D images, including a sensing unit to sense movement of the mobile apparatus, and a control unit which controls a plurality of layers according to movement direction and movement distance, when movement of the mobile apparatus moving toward a depth direction of a screen is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yeon-hee Lee, Jung-hyun Shim, Yong-yeon Lee, Ja-ok Koo
  • Patent number: 9313420
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device, comprises an image capture device and logic to receive a first set of input frames from an image capture device, analyze the first set of input frames to determine whether multi-image processing is to be implemented, and in response to a determination that multi-image processing is to be implemented, determine a number of image frames required to capture a dynamic range of a scene, capture at least the number of image frames, align the number of images and merge the number of images into a merged image. Other embodiments may be described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kalpana Seshadrinathan, Sung Hee Park, Oscar Nestares
  • Patent number: 9299185
    Abstract: An enhanced system and method for rendering virtual surface is disclosed. A grid may be constructed in a world space to provide positions that facilitate the rendering of the virtual surface. The grid may be constructed by intersecting circular lines and radial lines. The distance of circular lines with respect to one another may be determined by intersecting tessellation level and binary tree. Motion caused by a viewpoint transformation may be compensated by adjusting the grid. Rotational change of the viewpoint may compensated by rotating the grid according a degree of grid edge. Translational change of the viewpoint may be compensated by moving or rotating the grid in a direction opposite to the translational change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Huw Bowles