3d Manipulations Patents (Class 345/679)
  • Patent number: 10115220
    Abstract: A Three-Dimensional (3D) display method is provided, and includes displaying a 3D screen including a plurality of objects having different depth perceptions, and displaying the 3D screen with a unified depth perception through adjustment of the depth perceptions of the plurality of objects to one depth perception, when a 3D display apparatus moves to a first state. Accordingly, it is possible to effectively control the operation of the display apparatus while viewing the 3D screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Su-jin Yeon
  • Patent number: 10089418
    Abstract: Segmenting a three dimensional (3D) model of a structure may involve distinguishing vertically oriented surface elements from horizontally oriented surface elements of a three 3D surface representing a geographic area. The geographic area involves at least one structure. Segmenting a 3D model may also involve distinguishing ground surface elements from rooftop surface elements of the horizontally oriented surface elements of the 3D surface. Segmenting a 3D model may then involve associating the vertically oriented surface elements with the rooftop surface elements to form at least one segmented model of the at least one structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Leandro Augusto Loss
  • Patent number: 10019962
    Abstract: A user interface includes a virtual object having an appearance in context with a real environment of a user using a see-through, near-eye augmented reality display device system. A virtual type of object and at least one real world object are selected based on compatibility criteria for forming a physical connection like attachment, supporting or integration of the virtual object with the at least one real object. Other appearance characteristics, e.g. color, size or shape, of the virtual object are selected for satisfying compatibility criteria with the selected at least one real object. Additionally, a virtual object type and appearance characteristics of the virtual object may be selected based on a social context of the user, a personal context of the user or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: James C. Liu, Anton O. Andrews, Benjamin I. Vaught, Craig R. Maitlen, Christopher M. Novak, Sheridan Martin Small
  • Patent number: 9886798
    Abstract: There is provided a display control device including a display controller configured to place a virtual object within an augmented reality space corresponding to a real space in accordance with a recognition result of a real object shown in an image captured by an imaging part, and an operation acquisition part configured to acquire a user operation. When the user operation is a first operation, the display controller causes the virtual object to move within the augmented reality space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shingo Tsurumi
  • Patent number: 9497389
    Abstract: An apparatus including an image processor configured to receive a video, superimpose an object on the video at a distance from a reference point, and modify a location of the object based on a distance between the object and the reference point in a later frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunichi Kasahara
  • Patent number: 9417911
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a distributed data processing method, including, but not limited to: receiving, by a backend device, source data; partitioning, by the backend device, the source data into a plurality of data threads; sending, by the backend device, at least one of the plurality of data threads to each of a plurality of user devices; and determining, by the backend device, a job outcome for the source data based on a plurality of data thread results, each of the plurality of data thread results is determined by one of the plurality of user devices based on the at least one of the plurality of data threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: LIVE PLANET LLC
    Inventor: Rohan Maroly kovumal Arun
  • Patent number: 9245060
    Abstract: It is provided a computer-implemented method for designing a CAD modeled object. The method comprises displaying three-dimensional parametric shapes; user-interacting with a screen; defining on a support at least one stroke corresponding to the user-interacting; determining, for each shape, a projection of the shape on the support; selecting at least one shape, the selected shape having a projection with a smallest distance to the stroke. Such a method makes the design of a CAD modeled object easier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes
    Inventor: Frédéric Letzelter
  • Patent number: 9024939
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying a rotational transform to a portion of a three-dimensional representation of an appliance for a living body is disclosed. The representation is defined by an input plurality of coordinates stored in a processor circuit memory, the input plurality of coordinates representing a general shape of the appliance. The method involves applying the rotational transform to the portion of the representation of the appliance within the transform volume to produce an output plurality of coordinates representing a modified shape of the appliance such that the general shape of portions of the appliance outside the transform volume remain un-modified by the rotational transform, and storing the output plurality of coordinates in the processor circuit memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Vorum Research Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Malcolm Sabiston, Jeffrey David Chang, Christopher Cameron Handford
  • 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: 8958980
    Abstract: A method of generating a geodetic reference database product is disclosed The method comprises acquiring mobile mapping data captured by means of digital cameras, range sensors and position determination means including GPS and IMU mounted to a vehicle driving across the earth surface, the mobile mapping data comprising simultaneously captured image data, range data and associated position data in a geographic coordinate system. Linear stationary earth surface features are derived from the mobile mapping data by processing the image data, range data and associated position data. 3D-models are generated for the linear stationary earth surface features in the geographic coordinate system from the image data, range data and associated position data and stored in a database to obtain the geodetic reference database product. A 3D-model could include an image representing the colors of the surface of the 3D model or a set of smaller images representing photo-identifiable objects along the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignees: TomTom Polska Sp. z o.o., TomTom North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Krzysztof Miksa, Jay Clark, James Edward Hagan
  • Patent number: 8952931
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a detector that detects movement of a manipulation body in a vertical direction in relation to a display, and a processor that determines a speed of movement of the manipulation body based on an output of the detector, and determines a process to be executed based on the determined speed of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Kasahara, Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Ritsuko Kano, Tomoya Narita
  • Patent number: 8947423
    Abstract: An interactive 3-D drawing method supports 3-D modeling of real-world scenes captured in the form of multiple images taken from different locations and angles. The method enables the user manipulate a 3-D drawing primitive without changing its appearance on a selected input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ocali Bilisim Teknolojileri Yazilim Donanim San. TIC. A.S.
    Inventors: Ogan Ocali, Ali Erol, Umut Sezen
  • Patent number: 8937644
    Abstract: Stereoscopic image capture is provided. A blur value expected for multiple pixels in left and right images is predicted. The blur value is predicted based on designated capture settings. A disparity value expected for multiple pixels in the left and right images is predicted. The disparity value is predicted based on the designated capture settings. Stressed pixels are identified by comparing the predicted disparity value to a lower bound of disparity value determined from the predicted blur value using a predetermined model. A pixel with predicted disparity value less than the lower bound is identified as a stressed pixel. The predicted disparity is adjusted by modifying the designated capture settings to reduce the number of stressed pixels, or an alert to the presence of stressed pixels is given to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Siu-Kei Tin
  • Patent number: 8912980
    Abstract: An image acquisition unit acquires an image captured by a first imaging device provided in a HMD for presenting an image observed when a three-dimensional image in a virtual three-dimensional space is projected onto a real-world setting, the first imaging device being configured to visualize an area including a field of view of a user wearing the HMD. A marker detection unit detects a marker included in the image captured by the first imaging device and acquired by the image acquisition unit. The image acquisition unit acquires an image captured by a second imaging device having an angle of view that at least partially overlaps an angle of view of the first imaging device. If the marker is not captured in the image captured by the first imaging device, the marker detection unit detects the marker in an image captured by the second imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yoichi Nishimaki, Yoshinori Ohashi
  • 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: 8884952
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) display apparatus is provided, including an image input device which receives an image and depth information, a multi-view image generator which generates a multi-view foreground image having depth information which is less than a preset depth value, and a multi-view rear ground image having depth information which is equal to or greater than the preset depth value, using the received image and depth information, a multi-view image renderer which performs rendering by arranging the multi-view foreground image according to a first arrangement pattern and the multi-view rear ground image according to a second arrangement pattern, and a display which outputs the rendered multi-view image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-jin Kim, Jong-sul Min, Jin-sung Lee
  • Patent number: 8885027
    Abstract: For example, display image input units 131R, 131L detect additional information indicating left and right directionality from images for display. Then, in a stereoscopic display device having a display device for the right eye and a display device for the left eye, a switcher 132 capable of switching the connections between input and output input-output is controlled so that the correct image for display is provided to the correct display device. With such a configuration, even when the cables are connected incorrectly, it is still possible to input stereoscopic images to the stereoscopic display device so that such images are always displayed in the correct left-right relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroichi Yamaguchi, Naoyuki Okata, Tomohiko Takayama
  • Patent number: 8872817
    Abstract: A real-time three-dimensional (3D) real environment reconstruction apparatus and method are provided. The real-time 3D real environment reconstruction apparatus reconstructs a 3D real environment in real-time, or processes data input through RGB-D cameras in real-time using a plurality of GPUs so as to reconstruct a wide ranging 3D real environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventor: Young-Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 8854557
    Abstract: A method and system for operating a remote-controlled device using a gesture-enabled remote control (RC) includes activating a communication link between the RC and the remote-controlled device. The remote-controlled device may implement a remote control context accommodating gesture commands generated by the RC. The RC may enable a user to generate gesture commands by performing gesture motions with the RC. Command data corresponding to gesture commands, along with selection commands from selection control inputs on the RC, may be sent to the remote-controlled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Lee G. Friedman
  • Patent number: 8848006
    Abstract: In exemplary implementations of this invention, an automultiscopic display device includes (1) one or more spatially addressable, light attenuating layers, and (2) a controller which is configured to perform calculations to control the device. In these calculations, tensors provide sparse, memory-efficient representations of a light field. The calculations include using weighted nonnegative tensor factorization (NTF) to solve an optimization problem. The NTF calculations can be sufficiently efficient to achieve interactive refresh rates. Either a directional backlight or a uniform backlight may be used. For example, the device may have (1) a high resolution LCD in front, and (2) a low resolution directional backlight. Or, for example, the device may have a uniform backlight and three or more LCD panels. In these examples, all of the LCDs and the directional backlight (if applicable) may be time-multiplexed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Gordon Wetzstein, Douglas Lanman, Matthew Hirsch, Ramesh Raskar
  • Patent number: 8805894
    Abstract: An interactive 3-dimensional object-oriented database patient specific information storage system includes an input device, a database containing 3-dimensional meshes of objects each with an object identifier and a symptom list with each symptom having associated ones of the object identifiers of the 3-dimensional meshes of objects. An interface connected to interact with the database and the input device. The interface including a symptom input form for entering symptoms from the symptom list. The interface is designed to select 3-dimensional meshes of objects having ones of object identifiers associated with the entered symptoms and display the selected 3-dimensional meshes of objects on a symptom template. A record of the entered symptoms and the object identifiers of the associated ones of the 3-dimensional meshes of objects is created and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Valdiserri, Warren J. Goble
  • Patent number: 8797327
    Abstract: A method and system for displaying one or more products includes displaying a virtual, three-dimensional view of at least one product on a display system, selecting at least one action with the virtual, three-dimensional view of the product, and displaying a three-dimensional animation of the selected action with the product on the display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Kaon Interactive
    Inventors: Gavin Alexander Finn, Joshua Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 8780111
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) display apparatus is provided, including an image input device which receives an image and depth information, a multi-view image generator which generates a multi-view foreground image having depth information which is less than a preset depth value, and a multi-view rear ground image having depth information which is equal to or greater than the preset depth value, using the received image and depth information, a multi-view image renderer which performs rendering by arranging the multi-view foreground image according to a first arrangement pattern and the multi-view rear ground image according to a second arrangement pattern, and a display which outputs the rendered multi-view image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-jin Kim, Jong-sul Min, Jin-sung Lee
  • Patent number: 8761831
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunication/computing device that can print to a printer, the device having a sensor therein that determines the physical orientation of the device and the device displaying documents on a display in accordance with the orientation of the device. The device sends information to a printer that directs the printer to print the document in the orientation that the document is displayed on the device. The display orientation and print orientation may be portrait or landscape. Similar methods can be used to control other printer variables or, more generally, variables on other peripheral devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventor: Paul E. Reeves
  • Patent number: 8736575
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a detector that detects movement of a manipulation body in a vertical direction in relation to a display, and a processor that determines a speed of movement of the manipulation body based on an output of the detector, and determines a process to be executed based on the determined speed of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Kasahara, Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Ritsuko Kano, Tomoya Narita
  • Patent number: 8704857
    Abstract: A three-dimensional display device is provided in the present disclosure. The three-dimensional display device includes an image displaying device, an optical control element, a direction sensor and a control unit. The optical control element is positioned on a surface of the image displaying device, the direction sensor measures and inclination angle of the display panel, and the control unit adjusts images displayed by the image displaying device according to the inclination angle. The three-dimensional display device of the present disclosure has the advantages of fast tracking speed, high tracking precision and low cost. A mobile terminal and a three-dimensional display tracking method are also provided in the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: SuperD Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaowei Lv
  • Patent number: 8698844
    Abstract: A method for processing a selected item in a GUI of a multimedia application is provided. The method includes receiving a hot key input that specifies a function that is to be applied to the selected item and displaying a set of control guidelines associated with the hot key input. The set of control guidelines indicates cursor movement inputs needed to specify particular aspects of the function. A method for transforming a received cursor movement in a first coordinate system to a transformed cursor movement in a second coordinate system is provided. The received cursor movement specifies a particular manner (e.g., aspect and extent) of a function to be applied to an item in a workspace of a multimedia application. The first coordinate system displays a particular view of the workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Scott Middler, Peter Warner
  • Patent number: 8692853
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a display unit configured to display at least a first 3D object at a first 3D depth level and a second 3D object at a second 3D depth level that is different than the first 3D depth level; and a controller configured to receive a first selection action on the first 3D object and a second selection action on the second 3D object image, to convert the second 3D depth level of the second 3D object to match the first 3D depth level of the first 3D object based on the first and second selection actions, and to control the display unit to display the first and second 3D objects at the first 3D depth level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jonghwan Kim, Jaehwa Yu
  • Patent number: 8675022
    Abstract: Methods for a joy-stick graphical control in 3D space are disclosed. 3D data are rendered with a certain orientation in a 3D rendering space within a region of a 2D screen. One or more cross sectional views of the 3D data are rendered in the 3D rendering space where the cross sectional views are derived based on corresponding one or more 3D planes cutting through the 3D data at a 3D location. On one 3D plane, a joy-stick control is rendered in the 3D space at a pose determined based on the joy stick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: EDDA Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chung Liang, Guo-Qing Wei, Li Fan
  • Patent number: 8670001
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for converting a region of a Fish-Eye or other wide-angle image into a rectilinear image. According to an illustrative embodiment of the present disclosure, a Fish-Eye to rectilinear image conversion block is defined for use in a block diagram of a diagrammatic programming environment. The Fish-Eye to rectilinear image conversion block may use any of a variety of models for Fish-Eye systems, and thus is “model-independent.” Further, intuitive zoom, pan, tilt, and attitude adjustment parameters may be used with the image conversion block, to allow control of the conversion by users lacking advanced understanding of optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Comer, Anurag Sharma
  • Patent number: 8606774
    Abstract: Systems and methods for 3D shape retrieval are described herein. An embodiment includes obtaining a query 3D model, determining a similarity between the query 3D model and one or more 3D models based on a plurality of features of the query 3D model and corresponding features of the one or more 3D models, retrieving one or more similar 3D models based on the determining step and ranking the one or more similar 3D models based on the similarity. The embodiment further includes computing a feature distance between the query 3D model and the one or more 3D models for each feature, from a first set of features, associated with the query 3D model and the one or more 3D models and evaluating a first composite distance function using each feature distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ameesh Makadia, Brian Brewington, Mark Limber, Corey Michael Joshua Goldfeder, Walter Thatcher Ulrich
  • Patent number: 8599199
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a stereoscopic image generation method of background terrain scenes, a system using the same, and a recording medium for the same. The stereoscopic image generation method of background terrain scenes includes an initial mesh creation step of creating an initial mesh using terrain geometry based on image sequences, a geometry error correction step of generating a projection map, detecting error regions of the initial mesh using the generated projection map, generating a vector map of the detected error regions, and generating a corrected mesh, error of which is corrected, and a stereo conversion step of generating a stereoscopic image using the corrected mesh. Since the stereoscopic image is generated based on the mesh, the mesh fits the terrain shape even though the geometry is complex. Further, time coherence can be enforced, the mesh can be edited easily, and new elements can be unseamingly composed into the terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
    Inventors: Jun Yong Noh, Hui Cheol Hwang, Kye Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 8593576
    Abstract: A method and system for operating a remote-controlled device using a gesture-enabled remote control (RC) includes activating a communication link between the RC and the remote-controlled device. The remote-controlled device may implement a remote control context accommodating gesture commands generated by the RC. The RC may enable a user to generate gesture commands by performing gesture motions with the RC. Command data corresponding to gesture commands, along with selection commands from selection control inputs on the RC, may be sent to the remote-controlled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Lee G. Friedman
  • 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: 8547403
    Abstract: A method for receiving, via a computer, a selection of a drawing line is provided. The drawing line has a first end point and a second end point. The drawing line is displayed in a display area of a display device. The computer receives a selection of a change to the first end point and the second end point. The drawing line and a line end tool are then redisplayed in the display area of the display device based on an orientation of the drawing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Stiglitz
  • Patent number: 8539114
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for state sharing. A change module detects a change of a configuration state for at least one of a base and a detachable device. A connection module detects a connection between the base and the detachable device. The detachable device provides a display and a network connection for the base if the base and detachable device are connected. A synchronize module synchronizes the configuration state of the detachable device with the configuration state of the base in response to detecting the connection and detecting the change of configuration state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jennifer Greenwood Zawacki, Mark Charles Davis, Scott Edwards Kelso, Bin Li, Steven Richard Perrin, Matthew Roper, Sheng Wang, Yi Zhou
  • Patent number: 8532675
    Abstract: A device, system and method are provided for creation, accessing, and management of data items on a computing device, such as a mobile device, using physically-defined spatial relationships between the data items and the user. At least one of a tracking user interface and a kinetic user interface is used to determine the physical location of the mobile device with respect to the user, rather than with reference to a geographic location. Using one or both of these interfaces, individual data items may be associated with a location in the physical space surrounding the user. Data items may also be associated with a particular characteristic, such as a category or tag, based on its associated location. Data items may be subsequently retrieved by holding the mobile device in the physical space surrounding the user, then identifying those data items having an associated location proximate to the mobile device location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: Jerome Pasquero, David Ryan Walker
  • Patent number: 8514255
    Abstract: An image control device includes a display control section that performs a normal display control process that controls an image based on a first designation position, and controls the image based on a second designation position, and performs a special display control process that controls the image based on the first designation position and the second designation position based on a given condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Namco Bandai Games Inc.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kami, Masanao Kuroda, Masahide Kito, Katsunori Kimizu, Naohiro Hayashi, Tomokazu Matsumaru
  • Patent number: 8487959
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving a baseline resource and one or more candidate change resources at a computing device, the baseline resource and the one or more candidate resources being displayable on a display, rendering the baseline resource as an image to provide an image file including corresponding image data, rendering the one or more candidate change resources as respective images to provide one or more image files each including corresponding image data, processing the image files using the computing device to determine one or more statistics of interest, the one or more statistics of interest reflecting a user behavior in interacting with a resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Rehan Khan, Nicholas Chamandy
  • Patent number: 8471873
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates manipulation of three-dimensional (3D) objects displayed in a two-dimensional (2D) display. During operation, the system displays perspectively a 3D object in a 2D display based on a coordinate system with an X-axis along a horizontal direction on the 2D display, a Y-axis along a vertical direction on the 2D display, and a Z-axis along a direction perpendicular to the plane of the 2D display. The system further derives a 2D image from the 3D object and displays the derived image within a virtual 2D plane substantially parallel to the Z-axis, thereby allowing movement of the derived image within the virtual plane to reflect movement of the 3D object. The system also allows a user to manipulate the 3D object by manipulating the derived image within the virtual plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideya Kawahara, Paul Byrne, Frank E. Ludolph
  • Patent number: 8423293
    Abstract: A user can visually and instinctively understand an operation to be executed, and a corresponding operation screen or input screen is easily displayed and operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Kondo
  • Patent number: 8416268
    Abstract: In an image display device, an image controller controls a floating image and a direct view image so as to be linked to each other. The image controller displays a given object as the floating image, and displays the floating image such that the given object displayed as the floating image is shifted in a specified first direction from a displayed position of the floating image to a second image screen. The image controller executes a process associated with the given object during or after the shift of the given object, and displays, on the second image screen, a two-dimensional image on which the executed process is reflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Tomisawa, Masaru Ishikawa, Takehiro Takahashi
  • 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: 8330811
    Abstract: Methods and an apparatus responsive to sensed orientation and translatory position of an image acquisition device with respect to a three-dimensional reference frame of an object space for providing and storing successive computer generated images with respect to a three-dimensional frame of reference of an image space synchronized with successive images acquired by the electronic image acquisition device with respect to the three-dimensional reference frame of the object space, the successive computer generated images having a changing point of view that changes direction between images, the successive computer generated images stored on a storage medium for playback and presentation to a viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Simulated Percepts, LLC
    Inventor: Francis J. Macguire, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8330812
    Abstract: Apparatus and method of (1) navigating an image acquisition device with both translatory and attitudinal movements while acquiring successive images in an object space and at the same time sensing the translatory and attitudinal movements of the device with respect to a three-dimensional reference frame of the object space, (2) providing successive computer generated (CG) images produced by a computer workstation from the successive images captured by the device in synchronization with the sensed translatory and attitudinal movements of the device with respect to the three-dimensional reference frame, and (3) storing the successive CG images on a non-transitory storage medium for later retrieval by a playback device for presentation by the playback device of said successive CG images to at least one eye of a viewer in an image space for perception of the successive CG images. A non-transitory storage medium storing the successive CG images is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Simulated Percepts, LLC
    Inventor: Francis J. Maguire, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8310481
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present technology provides a the method comprises the steps of: Converting B-spline networks to T-splines, Converting NURBS into T-spline surfaces, Adding control points to local regions, Scaling or optimizing weights across the mesh, and merging between NURBS and T-spline surfaces. The technology overcame some of the issues with implementing simultaneous multiple surface design methodology when dealing with groups of lenses and reflectors, by improving seed patch junction continuity, elimination of ripples and holes, and precisely adding control points where required. In at least one embodiment of the technology, the t-splines topology allowed for refined control over the optical surface. Control points were reduced by conversion of a NURBS into a T-spline. T-splines were used to produce new loft lenses which were further refined and merged to spline patches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Edward Ernest Bailey
  • Patent number: 8290247
    Abstract: A method and system for segmenting tubular structures in 3D images is disclosed. User inputs identifying a first region on the image inside of a tubular structure and a second region of the image outside of the tubular structure are received. Based on this information, an ordered series of pearls are generated along the tubular structure. Pearls are spheres, each having a center location and a radius determined based on the center locations and radii of previous pearls and on local voxel intensities in the image. A continuous model of the tubular structure can be generated by interpolating the center locations and radii of the ordered series of pearls. The ordered series of pearls can be displayed and easily edited in response to user input, thus providing an efficient and flexible method for interactive segmentation of a potion of interest in a tubular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gregory G. Slabaugh, Gozde Unal, Tong Fang, Brian Whited, Jaroslaw Rossignac
  • Patent number: 8291324
    Abstract: A network management system allows a network administrator to intuitively manage all components of a heterogeneous networked computer system using views of any component or any set of components. These views are generated in a multi-dimensional, virtual reality environment. Navigation tools are provided that allow an operator to travel through the network hierarchy's representation in the virtual environment using an automatic flight mode. Automatic flight mode determines a reasonable trajectory to a network component that avoids collisions with intervening objects in the virtual environment. Since the system is capable of managing a world-wide network, city, building, subnet, segment, and computer, a view may also display internal hardware, firmware, and software of any network component. Views of network components may be filtered so only components pertaining to a specific business or other interest are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Reuven Battat, Michael Her, Chandrasekha Sundaresh, Anders Vinberg, Sidney Wang
  • Patent number: 8284159
    Abstract: An input processing device comprises a display screen and a pointing device for inputting corresponding 2-dimensional coordinates on the display screen. A 3-dimensional space is displayed on the display screen and the 2-dimensional coordinates inputted from the pointing device are detected. Next, shift amounts, per unit of time, of the detected 2-dimensional coordinates are calculated based on a predetermined calculation start condition. And the calculated shift amounts are converted to 3-dimensional coordinate shift amounts in the 3-dimensional space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Konno, Yoshitaka Ajioka, Yasushi Ebisawa, Kiyoshi Mizuki
  • Patent number: RE44658
    Abstract: An input processing device comprises a display screen and a pointing device for inputting corresponding 2-dimensional coordinates on the display screen. A 3-dimensional space is displayed on the display screen and the 2-dimensional coordinates inputted from the pointing device are detected. Next, shift amounts, per unit of time, of the detected 2-dimensional coordinates are calculated based on a predetermined calculation start condition. And the calculated shift amounts are converted to 3-dimensional coordinate shift amounts in the 3-dimensional space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Konno, Yoshitaka Ajioka, Yasushi Ebisawa, Kiyoshi Mizuki