2d Manipulations Patents (Class 345/665)
  • Patent number: 10410083
    Abstract: A biological image presentation device includes: an acquisition unit; a determination unit determining an image as a standard and an image for comparison; an extraction unit extracting, from the image as a standard, a position where a change of luminance value equal to or larger than a defined value is present; a detection unit detecting a position corresponding to the position extracted from the image for comparison; a division unit dividing the image as a standard on the basis of the position extracted; a mapping unit mapping the image for comparison to an area corresponding to each divided area of the image as a standard while modifying so as to conform to the shape of the divided area; and a display control unit switching and displaying an image for display in a display area by using the image as a standard and an image mapped by the mapping unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeatsu Yoshioka, Gakuho Fukushi
  • Patent number: 10167051
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system and method for a providing an assistive driving force to a wheelchair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MAX MOBILITY, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Richter, Benjamin Phillip Hemkens, William Alexander Emfinger, Liyun Guo
  • Patent number: 9952205
    Abstract: Exemplary systems, methods and non-transitory computer-accessible mediums are provided for generating a mosaic image of a large area of tissue with microscopic resolution by acquiring a plurality of rectangular-shaped long strips of images of the tissue and stitching the strips together along their lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER
    Inventors: Sanjee Abeytunge, Yongbiao Li, Bjorg Larson, Milind Rajadhyaksha, Ricardo Toledo-Crow
  • Patent number: 9930211
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a main body having a stage on which an object to be scanned is supported; a camera module that acquires partial images by photographing a part of the object to be scanned; a rotational body in which the camera module is installed and which is rotatably provided; a driving unit that controls a rotational motion of the rotational body; and an image processing unit that forms a synthesized image by synthesizing the partial images acquired by the camera module, the apparatus capable of acquiring an image with high resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: S-PRINTING SOLUTION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung Jun Sung, Sung Hyun Yoon, Seok Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9615195
    Abstract: A media file sharing method and a media file sharing system are provided. The sharing method comprises: presetting and saving an LAN, a DLNA application and a media file that are default during a sharing process; establishing a sharing pair relationship between a master device and a slave device in the DLNA application; generating an NFC triggering label embedded in the master device according to the LAN, the DLNA application, the media file and the sharing pair relationship; activating the NFC triggering label by the master device through an NFC sensing operation; the master device and the slave device logging into the LAN and the DLNA application that are default according to the NFC triggering label and completing the sharing pairing according to the sharing pair relationship; receiving the media file from the master device by the slave device and completing processing of the media file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Huizhou TCL Mobile Communication CO., Ltd
    Inventor: Rui Yang
  • Patent number: 9323037
    Abstract: A biological image presentation device includes: an acquisition unit acquiring, at multiple positions on an axis as a standard of a biological region, images of sections orthogonal to the axis; a determination unit determining an image as a standard and an image for comparison with the image as a standard from among a plurality of images acquired by the acquisition unit; an extraction unit extracting, from the image as a standard, a position where a change of luminance value equal to or larger than a defined value is present; a detection unit detecting a position corresponding to the position extracted by the extraction unit from the image for comparison; a division unit dividing the image as a standard on the basis of the position extracted by the extraction unit; a mapping unit mapping the image for comparison to an area corresponding to each divided area of the image as a standard while modifying so as to conform to the shape of the divided area; and a display control unit switching and displaying an image
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeatsu Yoshioka, Gakuho Fukushi
  • Publication number: 20150130847
    Abstract: Since a display device is used in a relatively large room, it often displays images on a large screen. On the other hand, a display terminal often displays images on a small screen. Therefore, when the same image is displayed on the display device and the display terminal, the displayed image on the display terminal is so small that the viewer has difficulty in discerning details of the image, which poses a problem that the display terminal is disadvantageous. In a display system including a display terminal and a display device, the display device detects position coordinates optically pointed out by a pointer on a displayed image, and displays a given pointer mark at the detected position coordinates. The display terminal displays a magnified version of the displayed image approximately around received position coordinates serving as a center thereof, and displays a given pointer mark at the position coordinates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuo Masuoka, Hiroshi Shimizu, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Hideo Nishijima
  • Patent number: 9020627
    Abstract: generating an image data for cross sectional layers of the three-dimensional object, wherein the image data includes a first set of data for selectively printing building material at a first print resolution and a second set of data for printing one or more colored additives at a higher resolution and selectively depositing the building material and the one or more additives on successive layers based on the 2D image data to produce the three-dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Stratasys Ltd.
    Inventor: Eliahu M. Kritchman
  • Patent number: 8970629
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal and a 3D object control method thereof for controlling the depth or rotation of a 3D object using a 3D manipulation portion displayed around the 3D object. According to the present invention, a circular- or ring-shaped 3D manipulation portion may be touched to intuitively control the rotation and enlargement/reduction of the 3D object, thereby providing usefulness and convenience for the user, capable of editing the 3D object while directly viewing the transformed form and depth of the 3D object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jonghwan Kim, Mohammad Afroz Alam Khan, Mohan Krishna Ranganathan
  • Patent number: 8963950
    Abstract: There is provided a display control apparatus including a pickup image acquisition unit that acquires a pickup image of a viewer viewing a display image, a detection unit that detects a viewing position and a viewing distance of the viewer with respect to the display image based on the pickup image of the viewer acquired by the pickup image acquisition unit, and a display control unit that changes a size of the display image in accordance with the viewing distance of the viewer detected by the detection unit while associating the viewing position of the viewer detected by the detection unit with a display position of the display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Murakami
  • Patent number: 8947433
    Abstract: An apparatus for visualizing data includes memory for storing sensor data and a processor. The processor is configured to generate a map of a geographic area, and to display at a first location on the map at least one icon graphically representing a measurement of the sensor at the first location over a period of time and graphically representing the period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Bak, Irina Dumitrescu, Juerg von Kaenel, Gilad M. Saadoun, Xing Zhi Sun
  • Patent number: 8947451
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically producing arrangements of two-dimensional extents in a computer-based editing or animation environment is presented. The method consists of defining a set of objects having two or more dimensions, automatically calculating and presenting an arrangement of said objects, and optionally iterating to produce alternative arrangements. The arrangements may use templates to guide the selection of sizes, border colors and transparency, rotation, and other attributes of the contained regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: LumaPix
    Inventors: A. Michael Mondry, Michael Chilton Sheasby, Luis Fernando Talavera Abdala
  • Patent number: 8941656
    Abstract: A method for visualizing data includes generating on a display device a map including a first location and generating on the display device at least one icon graphically representing measurements of the sensor at the first location over a period of time and graphically representing the period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Bak, Irina Dumitrescu, Juerg von Kaenel, Gilad M. Saadoun, Xing Zhi Sun
  • Patent number: 8937630
    Abstract: A user interface for a sonographic device is disclosed that displays a sonographic image and at least one reference object corresponding to a catheter size. The reference object may be scaled in proportion to the sonographic image. In addition, the user interface may further display a plurality of vertical lines and a plurality of horizontal lines arranged in a grid-like pattern and placed over the sonographic image. The size of both the sonographic image and the at least one reference object may change in proportion to a chosen insertion depth. A display device, a sonographic device and corresponding methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim C. Beasley, Eddie K. Burnside, Rodney Scruggs
  • Patent number: 8937617
    Abstract: An apparatus determines a matching viewpoint for a geographical area displayed in three-dimensional geographical image and a corresponding two-dimensional geographical image. The apparatus may include a memory operative to store a two-dimensional geographical image and a three-dimensional geographical image. The memory may further store a transformation extension operative to interact with a host application to determine two-dimensional geographical image parameters for generating the two-dimensional geographical image from three-dimensional geographical image parameters for generating the three-dimensional geographical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Mihai Mudure, Po-Feng Paul Yang
  • Patent number: 8928657
    Abstract: A digital map of a geographic area is displayed via a user interface, and a 3D representation of a building located in the geographic area is displayed on the digital map. A virtual camera is used to view the digital map, and the location of the virtual camera is changeable in response to user input. The external shell of the 3D representation is made increasingly transparent as a virtual camera approaches the 3D representation of the building to reveal indoor information for the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Zhou Bailiang
  • Patent number: 8896592
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for digital dental modeling. One method embodiment includes receiving a three-dimensional data set including a first jaw and a second jaw of a three-dimensional digital dental model and receiving a two-dimensional data set corresponding to at least a portion of the first jaw and the second jaw. The method includes mapping two-dimensional data of the two-dimensional data set to the three-dimensional digital dental model by transforming a coordinate system of the two-dimensional data to a coordinate system of the three-dimensional data set. The method includes positioning the first jaw with respect to the second jaw based on the two-dimensional data mapped to the three-dimensional data set. The method includes using at least a portion of the two-dimensional data mapped to the three-dimensional data set as a target of movement of the first jaw with respect to the second jaw in the three-dimensional digital dental model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Anatoliy Boltunov, Yury Brailov, Fedor Chelnokov, Roman Roschin, David Mason
  • Patent number: 8813378
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for drafting garment patterns from body photographs and garment style drawings as well as for creating adjustable pattern style drawings and for drafting garment patterns from the pattern style drawings. The garment patterns are adjusted by measurements obtained from photographs and selected body part circumferences of the user for whom the garment pattern is intended. After obtaining the measurement the system preferably automatically make such adjustments. The system includes a content generation side which creates pattern styles of garments and provides such pattern styles to an online store. The system also includes a user-side through which a user generates a user body outline and interacts with the online store to access such pattern style drawings for use in association with the body outline to draft garment patterns that are fully customized to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Carol S. Grove
  • Patent number: 8817051
    Abstract: A display control apparatus controls to execute variable magnification processing of a partial image of an image indicated by a display range, and displays the partial image in a display area. The display control apparatus includes a calculation unit which obtains a vertex/vertexes of the display range farthest from a center of the image and sets the vertex or a center point of the vertexes as a reference point, a changing unit which changes a size of the display range while keeping the position of the reference point, and a moving unit which moves the display range in the image. In addition, a display control unit controls to execute the variable magnification processing of the partial image and displays the partial image in the display area. The calculation unit re-calculates the reference point in response to movement of the display range in the image by the moving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Chiaki Mikawa
  • Patent number: 8760473
    Abstract: This method is an improvement to a method used to enlarge the display of a first portion of a map, without hiding a first peripheral portion of this map. This improvement involves detecting an event which appears in said first peripheral portion (SPP4?). The improvement further involves defining a second portion to be enlarged (SPA5), centered on the position (BS2) of this event, defining a second peripheral zone (SPP5) associated with this second portion to be enlarged, displaying (SPA5?) the second portion to be enlarged (SPA5) by applying respective enlargement ratios greater than 100% to at least some elements of that portion, so as to make the event more legible, and displaying (SPP5?) the second peripheral portion (SPP5) by applying at least to some elements of this portion respective enlargement ratios lower than 100% so as to save surface area to avoid hiding a portion of the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Jean-Roch Houllier, Alain Brethereau, BĂ©atrix De Mathan
  • Patent number: 8739063
    Abstract: A method for providing an Integrated Development Environment comprises receiving input from a user identifying an area containing an edge shared by two or more objects, wherein said shared edge includes two or more individual edges corresponding to said objects, and visibly separating said two or more individual edges in a localized exploded view responsive to said receiving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Dexter Reid, Narciso B. Jaramillo, Mark Anders
  • Patent number: 8717348
    Abstract: System and method for synchronizing shutter glasses with a display system. An embodiment comprises displaying a first image from a first image stream on a display plane, displaying a second image from a second image stream on the display plane, and displaying a synchronization signal on the display plane, during a first, a second, and a third display period, respectively. The first image and the second image are displayed at least partially on the same area of the display plane and the first and the second display periods do not overlap. The display of the synchronization signal on the display plane enables the elimination of a dedicated synchronization signal broadcast unit, thereby reducing the cost while increasing the reliability of a display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregory Raymond Basile, Frank Joseph Poradish
  • Patent number: 8711182
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided which includes a display unit on which an object is displayed, a position detector for detecting a position of an operating tool that is made to contact a surface of the display unit, a reference position determination unit for determining as a reference position a position of an operating tool that is detected first by the position detector when a plurality of operating tools are made to contact the display unit, a display change operation specifying unit for specifying, according to a moving direction of a position of an operating tool that is detected N-th (N?2) by the position detector, a specific display change operation associated with the direction, and a display controller for performing on the object the display change operation specified by the display change operation specifying unit with the reference position determined by the reference position determination unit as a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ikeda, Ryu Aoyama, Takehiko Tsurumi, Shoichiro Moriya, Fuminori Homma
  • Patent number: 8711183
    Abstract: A method for generating a presentation of a region-of-interest in an original image for display on a display screen, comprising: establishing a lens for the region-of-interest, the lens having a magnified focal region for the region-of-interest at least partially surrounded by a shoulder region having diminishing magnification, the focal region having a perimeter defined by a radius r from a line segment; receiving one or more signals to adjust at least one of the radius r and a length len of the line segment to thereby adjust the perimeter; and, applying the lens to the original image to produce the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Noregin Assets N.V., L.L.C.
    Inventors: Garth B. D. Shoemaker, Mark H. A. Tigges
  • Patent number: 8681181
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are herein provided for optimizing content display on a user interface. A method may include receiving an indication of user input indicating that a first portion of a display of a map is to be one of compressed or expanded. The method may further include causing the one of compression or expansion to the first portion of the display. The method may also include determining, based at least in part on the first portion of the display, at least one second portion of the display. The method may further include causing another one of compression or expansion to the at least one second portion of the display such that the second portion of the display is modified in a different manner than the first portion of the display. Corresponding apparatuses and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Juha Arrasvuori
  • Patent number: 8675024
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a wireless communication unit communicating with at least one electronic device, a display including a touch screen receiving touch input and displaying contents, and a controller executing an application related to the contents and reducing a first area of the touch screen on which the contents are displayed in response to a first input, thus reducing a size of the displayed contents. The controller further displays information about the at least one electronic device at a second area of the touch screen generated when the first area is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Soon Jae Hwang, Junghee Hong, Yookyung Lim, Imkyeong You, Hyedeuk Lee, Dukhwan Chung
  • Patent number: 8659625
    Abstract: A method and terminal for adjusting menu bar softkey display dynamically are provided by the present invention. The method includes the following steps: obtaining the total display length of the menu bar and the respective corresponding character string length value and the location information of all the softkeys on the menu bar; setting the softkey of which the character string length value is non-zero on the menu bar as the non-zero softkey; assigning the display location and display length of each non-zero softkey according to the number of the non-zero softkeys and location information of each non-zero softkey; and displaying each non-zero softkey according to the assigned display location and display length. The method and terminal of the present invention overcomes the current defect that currently the fixed value is adopted to display the softkey of the bottom bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Xue Zhang
  • Patent number: 8643667
    Abstract: In a method for displaying an illustrated book on a computer screen, a graphics image, corresponding to a page in the illustrated book, is displayed on the computer screen. A text detail image is displayed on the computer screen, the text detail image is displayed as a layer on the top of the graphics image. A cursor rolling over the text detail image is detected. A magnified image of the text detail image is displayed when the cursor has rolled over the text detail image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Alessi, Alberto Gabriel Mendoza Padial, H L Courtland Whited
  • Patent number: 8624927
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display unit displaying information on a display screen, a distance detector detecting a distance from the display screen to the face of an operator, and a controller causing the information to be enlarged and reduced on the display screen in response to a change of the detected distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenta Ohmori, Takashi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 8594980
    Abstract: An approach is provided for template model view generation for home monitor and control interface. A platform receives a model view specified by a user, where the model view includes a floor plan of a premise. The platform generates a template model view based on the received model view by removing identifying information associated with the user. Also, the platform stores the template model view for access by another user, where the template model view is used to capture location information of one or more sensors or one or more actuators within the floor plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Frank A. McKiel
  • Patent number: 8587584
    Abstract: A method for determining interior coordinates is disclosed. The method includes receiving information specifying an object having a plurality of sites and a boundary. Interior coordinates associated with each of the plurality of sites are determined based on the boundary. The interior coordinate associated with each of the plurality of sites represent a system of coordinates that satisfy several properties, including non-negativity and interior locality. At least one value associated with the plurality of sites is then interpolated using the interior coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Pixar
    Inventors: Anthony D. DeRose, Mark Meyer
  • Patent number: 8549421
    Abstract: A content management apparatus displays, on a display unit, a first display object representing a content item, at least one area for including the first display object, and a second display object used for setting a condition regarding movement of the first display object into the area or from the area. When the first display object is moved into the area, the first object is contained in the area and, when the second display object is moved into the area, a condition regarding movement of the first display object into the area or from the area displayed on the display unit is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Gohda, Hideaki Tsuruishi
  • Patent number: 8535154
    Abstract: An image generation device includes a capture direction specifying section, a capture target specifying section, a marker placement control section that disposes a marker at the capture point, and an image generation section, the capture target specifying section determining whether or not the capture target is present in the capture direction, and specifying the capture target when the capture target is present, and the marker placement control section performing a depth value correction process that corrects the depth value of the capture point when a transition has occurred from a state in which the capture target is present to a state in which the capture target is not present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Namco Bandai Games Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Minato, Motonaga Ishii, Shinobu Nimura
  • Patent number: 8432417
    Abstract: A user interface for a sonographic device is disclosed that displays a sonographic image and at least one reference object corresponding to a catheter size. The reference object may be scaled in proportion to the sonographic image. In addition, the user interface may further display a plurality of vertical lines and a plurality of horizontal lines arranged in a grid-like pattern and placed over the sonographic image. The size of both the sonographic image and the at least one reference object may change in proportion to a chosen insertion depth. A display device, a sonographic device and corresponding methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim C. Beasley, Eddie K. Burnside, Rodney Scruggs
  • Patent number: 8416266
    Abstract: A method for generating a presentation of a region-of-interest in an original image for display on a display surface, the method comprising: establishing a lens for the region-of-interest, the lens having a focal region with a magnification for the region-of-interest at least partially surrounded by a shoulder region across which the magnification varies to provide a continuous transition from the focal region to regions outside the lens; receiving a first signal for selecting the shoulder region; while receiving the first signal, receiving a second signal for selecting the focal region and for adjusting a position of the focal region relative to the shoulder region to define a degree and a direction of a folding of the focal region over the shoulder region for the lens; and, applying the lens to the original image to produce the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Noregin Assetts N.V., L.L.C.
    Inventors: Garth B. D. Shoemaker, Michael Doyle, Richard Rupp, Collette Ostler
  • Patent number: 8405676
    Abstract: A method for determining interior coordinates is disclosed. The method includes receiving information specifying an object having a plurality of sites and a boundary. Interior coordinates associated with each of the plurality of sites are determined based on the boundary. The interior coordinate associated with each of the plurality of sites represent a system of coordinates that satisfy several properties, including non-negativity and interior locality. At least one value associated with the plurality of sites is then interpolated using the interior coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Pixar
    Inventors: Tony DeRose, Mark Meyer
  • Patent number: 8405682
    Abstract: A mobile communication device having a touch screen, a detector and a controller is provided. The touch screen is adapted for displaying and entering data. The detector is configured to detect a trace drawn and entered on the touch screen. The controller is configured to scale up and to scale down data displayed on the touch screen depending on a direction of the trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Mobile Communications Limited
    Inventor: Satoshi Machida
  • Patent number: 8400477
    Abstract: A computer program product has a computer-readable storage medium having computer program instructions embodied therein for performing a method for resizing an object. The method may include positioning a cursor to a handle of the object; selecting the handle; repositioning the handle in a direction to modify the geometry of the object; moving the handle away from the corner of the object along a path designated for maintaining the object's height, width, or aspect ratio; and confirming a new location of the handle for a resized object; wherein the resized object is displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Young, Robert A. Walker, II
  • Patent number: 8395643
    Abstract: Dynamically magnifying search results and enabling motion-based review of the search results. The user enters a query to search the content of a document. As the characters of the query are entered by the user, the search results are identified and magnified such that all the search results after any given input character are visible in the user interface. The user advances through the search results by moving the computing device in a predefined manner. In an embodiment, the user searches the content of a web page rendered in a browser executing on a mobile computing device such as a telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Randal James Ramig, Seana Seraji, Scott Andrew Borton
  • Patent number: 8368715
    Abstract: An audio signal processing apparatus includes an examining unit and a generating unit. The examining unit examines, in each frequency band and at each localization angle, volume of an audio signal of two or more channels. The generating unit generates, on the basis of the examination result supplied from the examining unit, display data for showing the volume value in each frequency band and at each localization angle on an area that displays a frequency and a localization angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tadaaki Kimijima
  • Patent number: 8350872
    Abstract: A method for generating a presentation of a region-of-interest in an original image for display on a display screen, comprising: establishing a lens for the region-of-interest, the lens having a magnified focal region for the region-of-interest at least partially surrounded by a shoulder region having diminishing magnification, the focal region having a perimeter defined by a radius r from a line segment; receiving one or more signals to adjust at least one of the radius r and a length len of the line segment to thereby adjust the perimeter; and, applying the lens to the original image to produce the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Noregin Assets N.V., L.L.C.
    Inventors: Garth B. D. Shoemaker, Mark H. A. Tigges
  • Patent number: 8325196
    Abstract: A method of up-scaling a first structure of samples representing a first property, the first structure having a source resolution, into a second structure of samples representing the first property, the second structure having a target resolution, on basis of a third structure of samples representing a second property, the third structure having the source resolution and on basis of a fourth structure of samples representing the second property, the fourth structure of samples having the target resolution, the method comprising: assigning weight factors to respective first samples of the first structure of samples on basis of differences between respective third samples of the third structure of samples and fourth samples of the fourth structure of samples; and computing the second samples of the second structure of samples on basis of the first samples of the first structure of samples and the respective weight factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Abraham Karel Riemens, Patrick Fernandes Machado, Christiaan Varekamp, Bart Gerard Bernard Barenbrug, Robert-Paul Mario Berretty
  • Patent number: 8306383
    Abstract: To provide a data structure contributing to managing a moving picture and a still picture efficiently and also provide an apparatus for performing recording and/or playback using such a data structure. A data processor includes: a drive unit for writing at least one still picture file on a level that is lower in hierarchy than a still picture folder of a storage medium; and a control section for generating file specifying information that specifies the storage location of each still picture file in the level and identification information for identifying each still picture file uniquely and for compiling a table that associates the file specifying information and the identification information with each other. The drive unit writes the table as a table file on the storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yahata
  • Patent number: 8279470
    Abstract: To reduce a load required for data transfer and data processing to improve processing speed of those. A display data memory stores as display data a configuration image simulating an overall configuration of a combination of a main body and an attachment. An image display device provided on either one of the main body and the attachment includes a display screen having a display area divided into a plurality of divisional areas for displaying the configuration image. A CPU determines displaying and non-displaying on each of the plurality of divisional areas, and controls the image display device to allow a part of the configuration image to be displayed on a divisional area which is determined to be displayed in accordance with display data, and to allow an other part of the configuration image not to be displayed to on a divisional area which is determined not to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiteru Nishikawa, Makoto Ochi
  • Patent number: 8228347
    Abstract: A user interface for a sonographic device is disclosed that displays a sonographic image and at least one reference object corresponding to a catheter size. The reference object may be scaled in proportion to the sonographic image. In addition, the user interface may further display a plurality of vertical lines and a plurality of horizontal lines arranged in a grid-like pattern and placed over the sonographic image. The size of both the sonographic image and the at least one reference object may change in proportion to a chosen insertion depth. A display device, a sonographic device and corresponding methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy C. Beasley, Eddie K. Burnside, Rodney Scruggs
  • Publication number: 20120139951
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a wireless communication unit communicating with at least one electronic device, a display including a touch screen receiving touch input and displaying contents, and a controller executing an application related to the contents and reducing a first area of the touch screen on which the contents are displayed in response to a first input, thus reducing a size of the displayed contents. The controller further displays information about the at least one electronic device at a second area of the touch screen generated when the first area is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Soon Jae HWANG, Junghee HONG, Yookyung LIM, Imkyeong YOU, Hyedeuk LEE, Dukhwan CHUNG
  • Patent number: 8184130
    Abstract: To better realize the great potential of amateur digital photography, the present invention introduces an integrated system for the acquisition, organization, manipulation, and publication of digital images by amateur digital photography enthusiasts. The system of the present invention first acquires images from a number of different image sources. Images acquired in the same image importing session are marked as coming from the same conceptual film roll. Next, a user is empowered to organize and manipulate the acquired images. The images may be organized by tagging the images with informative keywords and grouping images together into conceptual photo albums. Furthermore, the images may be manipulated by rotating, cropping, and removing red-eye. Finally, the system of the present invention provides simple intuitive image publish systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Reid, Aaron Disario, Tim Wasko, Daniel B. Waylonis
  • Patent number: 8166409
    Abstract: In a client, a photo frame for which guidelines have been set at predetermined positions based on an operator's setting operation is provided as a trimming frame TF with guidelines. While the trimming frame TF with guidelines is displayed on a processing object image in an overlapping manner, the trimming frame TF with guidelines is shifted and displayed on the processing object image based on the operator's shifting operation as well as the trimming frame TF with guidelines is enlarged or contracted and displayed so as to become a similar form based on the operator's enlarging or contracting operation. The operator can thus shift and enlarge or contract the trimming frame TF with guidelines so that the guidelines set by him/herself and a target contained in the processing object image have a desirable positional relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Koike, Katsuyuki Takada, Toshiaki Oishi, Mikiya Shimada
  • Patent number: 8106927
    Abstract: A method for generating a presentation of a region-of-interest in an original image for display on a display screen, comprising: establishing a lens for the region-of-interest, the lens having a magnified focal region for the region-of-interest at least partially surrounded by a shoulder region having diminishing magnification, the focal region having a perimeter defined by a radius r from a line segment; receiving one or more signals to adjust at least one of the radius r and a length len of the line segment to thereby adjust the perimeter; and, applying the lens to the original image to produce the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventors: Garth B. D. Shoemaker, Mark H. A. Tigges
  • Patent number: RE43742
    Abstract: An improved method for display of a transitional region of interest while transitioning between a first region of interest and a second region of interest within visual information on a display screen of a computer. The method comprising the steps of applying a transitional transformation to the visual information and displaying the transitional transformed visual information on the display screen. The transitional transformation requiring a reduced calculation for transforming the visual information in the transitional region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Noregin Assets N.V., L.L.C.
    Inventors: David J. P. Baar, David J. Cowperthwaite, Mark H. A. Tigges