User Positioning (e.g., Parallax) Patents (Class 348/14.16)
  • Patent number: 11977354
    Abstract: A holographic projection assembly for projecting a holographic image includes a housing that is positionable on a horizontal support surface. The housing is elongated thereby facilitating the housing to extend along a vertical axis when the housing is positioned on the horizontal support surface. A hologram emitter is integrated into the housing and the hologram emitter projects a hologram outwardly from the housing when the hologram emitter is turned on. In this way a user can view the hologram. A speaker is integrated into the housing to emit audible sound outwardly from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventor: Gregory Kirkorowicz
  • Patent number: 11785198
    Abstract: A head-mounted device includes a plurality of front camera modules, a display device, an in-display camera module and an image-processing unit. The front camera modules include a first camera module and a second camera module that are respectively disposed at the left and right sides of the head-mounted device. The in-display camera module is disposed within the boundary of the display device. The image-processing unit is in communication connection with the front camera modules and the display device. The display device and the in-display camera module face a user side of the head-mounted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fuh-Shyang Yang, Hsiang-Chi Tang, Tsung-Han Tsai, Hsin-Hsuan Huang
  • Patent number: 11750772
    Abstract: Enterprise communication display systems enable life-like images for videoconferencing and entertainment productions. Life-like images appear in a 3D environment where imaged people are visible through specially configured see-through displays. Imaged people can be viewed amongst a reflected foreground. Methods for enterprise-wide deployments for corporate, healthcare, education, theater which includes cinema and government communications, including hotel properties and a property management system are shown. Direct projection see-through screen configurations are created that eliminate unwanted secondary images in the room, conceal exposed projector lenses, reduce lens flare, makes practical multi-use room installations, images conferees among a room environment, enables touch screen interactivity, and utilizes extreme and other types of short throw projectors to reduce cost and bulk of common throw projectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventors: Steve H. McNelley, Jeffrey S. Machtig
  • Patent number: 11525883
    Abstract: An acquisition equipment, a sound acquisition method, a sound source tracking system and a sound source tracking method are provided. The acquisition equipment includes an audio acquisition device, an image acquisition device, an information processing device and an angle control device. The audio acquisition device is configured to acquire the sound of a target object; the image acquisition device is configured to acquire an optical image including an acquisition object; the information processing device is configured to process the optical image to determine position information of the target object; and the angle control device is configured to receive the position information of the target object sent by the information processing device, and control the sound pick-up angle of the audio acquisition device according to the position information of the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing BOE Technology Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng Liu
  • Patent number: 11490048
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed towards reframing videos from one aspect ratio to another aspect ratio while maintaining visibility of regions of interest. A set of regions of interest are determined in frames in a video with a first aspect ratio. The set of regions of interest can be used to estimate an initial camera path. An optimal camera path is determined by leveraging the identified regions of interest using the initial camera path. Sub crops with a second aspect ratio different from the first aspect ratio of the video are identified. The sub crops are placed as designated using the optimal camera path to generate a cropped video with the second aspect ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Nicolas Huynh Thien, William Marino, Oliver Wang, Nico Alexander Becherer, Allison Breanne Walke
  • Patent number: 11477413
    Abstract: This invention provides a system and method for utilizing a wireless, handheld communication device to image a scene in multiple directions, so as to include multiple parties in addition to the user, and also, optionally, to project images on a plurality of display screens—for example a user-facing screen on the front face of the phone and an opposing screen on the rear/back face of the phone that faces (e.g.) a chat participant other than the user (an audience). The housing of the smartphone is adapted to provide a multi-camera and multi-screen arrangement. More particularly, the housing of the smartphone is adapted to include (at least) a front-directed camera and a rear-directed camera on respective front and rear faces, and openings along the left and right side edges for small-scale cameras and associated protective windows that are directed to image the left and right areas adjacent to the phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Salvatore Erna
  • Patent number: 11454809
    Abstract: A waveguide display includes a display projector for emitting polychromatic image light, and a waveguide assembly for transmitting image light to an exit pupil. The waveguide assembly includes two or more waveguides disposed in a stack, each having an in-coupler aligned with the other in-couplers and an offset out-coupler aligned with the other out-couplers. The assembly is configured so that at least one color channel of the image light propagates to the exit pupil along at least two waveguides. A method for selecting the waveguides of the stack to suppress color channel splitting at the exit pupil is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Hee Yoon Lee, Ningfeng Huang, Wai Sze Tiffany Lam, Pasi Saarikko
  • Patent number: 11438549
    Abstract: A videoconferencing endpoint is described that uses a combination of face detection, motion detection, and upper body detection for selecting participants of a videoconference for group framing. Motion detection is used to remove fake faces as well as to detect motion in regions around detected faces during postprocessing. Upper body detection is used in conjunction with the motion detection in postprocessing to allow saving faces that have been initially detected by face detection for group framing even if the participant has turned away from the camera, allowing the endpoint to keep tracking the participants region better than would be possible based only on an unstable result coming from face detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: POLY, INC.
    Inventors: Tianran Wang, Wenxue He, Lidan Qin, Hai Xu
  • Patent number: 11418704
    Abstract: A dolly zoom effect can be applied to one or more images captured via a resource-constrained device (e.g., a mobile smartphone) by manipulating the size of a target feature while the background in the one or more images changes due to physical movement of the resource-constrained device. The target feature can be detected using facial recognition or shape detection techniques. The target feature can be resized before the size is manipulated as the background changes (e.g., changes perspective).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Linjie Luo, Chongyang Ma, Zehao Xue
  • Patent number: 11410331
    Abstract: A method for using a virtual camera location to display image data to one device from another device associated with a plurality of cameras. The method includes receiving image data from a plurality of cameras associated with a second user device associated with a second user. The method further includes establishing a virtual camera location different from positions of the plurality of cameras. The method further includes providing an image using the image data on a first user display of a first user device based at least on a viewpoint of the virtual camera location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ronit Kassis, Brian Keith Cabral, Michael F. Cohen
  • Patent number: 11399153
    Abstract: A telepresence system that includes a portable telepresence apparatus coupled to a remote control station. The telepresence apparatus comprises a monitor, a camera, a speaker, a microphone and a viewfinder screen coupled to a housing. The view finder screen allows the user to view the image being captured by the camera. The portable telepresence apparatus is a hand held device that can be moved by a holder of the device in response to audio commands from the remote station. The telepresence apparatus can be used by medical personnel to remotely view a patient in a fast and efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: TELADOC HEALTH, INC.
    Inventors: Kelton Temby, Charles S Jordan, Daniel S Sanchez, Steven E Butner, Derek J Walters, Fuji Lai, Kevin P Hanrahan, Joshua A Bouganim, James Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 11351439
    Abstract: A method includes causing display, during a first time period and via a first set of multiple smart mirrors, of live video depicting at least one user associated with the first set of multiple smart mirrors, without displaying a workout video. The method also includes causing display, during a second time period following and mutually exclusive of the first time period, and via a second set of multiple smart mirrors, of a workout video and a representation of at least one user associated with the second set of smart mirrors. The method also includes causing display, during a third time period following and mutually exclusive of the second time period, and via a third set of multiple smart mirrors, of live video depicting at least one user associated with the third set of multiple smart mirrors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Curiouser Products Inc.
    Inventors: Brynn Putnam, Kristie D'Ambrosio-Correll
  • Patent number: 11350029
    Abstract: Embodiments herein generally relate to video conferencing systems and, more particularly, to multi-camera systems used to detect participants in a conference environment and auto frame a video stream of a priority group from the detected participants. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes determining a plurality of subjects within a first view of a conference environment and altering a second view of the conference environment after determining that at least a portion of one or more of the plurality of subjects cannot fit in the second view when the second view is adjusted to include the other ones of the plurality of subjects. Here, each of the plurality of subjects includes a region-of-interest corresponding to a portion of an individual conference participant. Altering the second view includes determining a priority subject group and adjusting the second view to include the priority subject group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: LOGITECH EUROPE S.A.
    Inventors: Oleg Ostap, Kostiantyn Verhun, Ihor Dutchak, Henry Levak
  • Patent number: 11323656
    Abstract: A device and system can physically position a camera lens between the eyes of the image of the person onscreen in a video conference. To position the lens, a mechanical device may position or move the camera lens. The mechanical device can include a movable armature that can move a small camera head (i.e., a lens with or without supporting electronics) from a first position of the computer monitor (e.g., the frame of the monitor) to a second position onscreen. The second position can place the lens near or over the image of the other party, for example, between the eyes of the onscreen image of the other party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: John Visosky
  • Patent number: 11321888
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices relating to dynamic virtual element positioning in an augmented reality (AR) environment are described herein. In a method, a viewport may be output by a computing device and may comprise a virtual element and at least a portion of a scene captured by a camera associated with the computing device. A movement of the at least a portion of the scene in the viewport may be determined. An offset focal point along at least a portion of an axis of the virtual element may be determined that is the closest to a viewport focal point at the vertical and horizontal center of the viewport. The virtual element may be positioned in the viewport based on the movement of the at least a portion of the scene in the viewport and a distance between the offset focal point and the viewport focal point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Kalila Sharafi, Ryan Duffy, Stefan Backhaus, Sabina Fletcher, Heather Hollis, Christopher Follett, Eric Campdoras, Stephan Lough, Sarbari Tina Biswas, Emily Bluedorn
  • Patent number: 11310464
    Abstract: An information handling system executing a multimedia multi-user collaboration application (MMCA) including a memory; a power management unit; a camera to capture video of a user participating in a video conference session; a processor configured to execute code instructions of a trained intelligent collaboration contextual session management system (ICCSMS) neural network to receive as input: computations from an execution of a blur AV detection processing instruction module by the processor descriptive of a blur in an image frame received at a multimedia framework pipeline and infrastructure platform (MFPIP); computations from an execution of a compression artifact AV detection processing instruction module by the processor descriptive of compression artifacts present in the image frame received at the MFPIP; and computations from an execution of a color vector AV detection processing instruction module by the processor descriptive of color vector artifacts present in the image frame received at the MFPIP;
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Todd E. Swierk, Vivek Viswanathan Iyer
  • Patent number: 11295115
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method for generating a face image, an electronic device, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, the method includes: receiving a first face image and target facial expression information, and determining first facial expression information corresponding to the first face image; selecting a first reference face image matched with the first facial expression information and a second reference face image matched with the target facial expression information from a face image library; respectively extracting feature points in the first reference face image and the second reference face image, and determining face deformation information between the first reference face image and the second reference face image based on the feature points; and extracting feature points in the first face image, and generating a second face image based on the face deformation information and the feature points in the first face image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanhong Wu, Guannan Chen, Lijie Zhang
  • Patent number: 11297332
    Abstract: In some embodiments, gaze-tracking-based image downscaling for multi-party video communication may be provided. In some embodiments, a set of gaze locations may be received from a set of receiving devices during concurrent video communication sessions between the receiving devices and a sending device. Different collections of positions may be determined based on the gaze locations, and, for each such collection, a spatial indicator (e.g., a bounded region) may be determined. A first downscaled encoding of the source image (from the sending device) may be generated based on the first spatial indicator, and a second downscaled encoding of the source image may be generated based on the second spatial indicator, etc. The downscaled encodings may then be sent to the respective receiving devices during the concurrent video communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Walters, Alvin Hua, Anh Truong, Vincent Pham, Ernest Kwak, Galen Rafferty, Jeremy Goodsitt
  • Patent number: 11270461
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and a method for posture estimation, comprising: capturing a video sequence by a mobile terminal, the video sequence including a plurality of frames; extracting a plurality of convolutional features of a subject in the video sequence; estimating pose of a subject from the video sequence; constructing a model of the plurality of features from the estimated pose; estimating the posture of the subject from the plurality of features. The system also determines a key posture sequence from unconstrained video, where a mobile terminal captures a video sequence; a tracker estimates a reference subject; a posture estimator estimates a posture of the subject from plurality of features; a posture analytic unit assesses the estimated posture; a posture reconstructing unit reconstructs the posture into three dimensional space; an evaluating unit determines the estimated posture that should be added to key posture sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Genieland Company Limited
    Inventor: Chun Yin Tsang
  • Patent number: 11240468
    Abstract: A method of collaborating between a first computer associated with a first display at a first location and a second computer associated with a second display at a second location may include establishing a connection between the first and second computers, opening a virtual canvas on the first computer, the virtual canvas to be displayed on the first and second displays simultaneously, and sending an object between the first and second computers by sending data associated with the object on the virtual canvas stored on the first computer to the second computer to be stored locally, thereby creating a shared canvas on which objects are at a single location. Video conferencing may include sending a first live video stream from the first display to the second display to be viewed in a first video conference window separate from the virtual canvas on the second display and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: T1V, INC.
    Inventors: James E. Morris, Michael R. Feldman
  • Patent number: 11140250
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a display panel having an opening, a first display area surrounding at least a portion of the opening, and a second display area different from the first display area; and a camera module disposed corresponding to the opening to obtain light through the opening. A display control method for the electronic apparatus includes: obtaining an ON/OFF state of the camera module; and adjusting a working state of the first display area in accordance with the ON/OFF state of the camera module, wherein the first display area is adjusted to a first state so as to shield at least a portion of light from entering the opening when the camera module is in ON state, and the first display area is adjusted to a second state when the camera module is in OFF state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jinze Li
  • Patent number: 11140314
    Abstract: An imaging display device includes an imaging device configured to image a region including a face of an observer and a background, the imaging device being provided to have an optical axis tiltable in a vertical plane, a rotary drive unit configured to incline the imaging device by a predetermined angle in the vertical plane, a display device including a display unit configured to display a captured image captured by the imaging device, and a control unit configured to control the rotary drive unit. The control unit includes a face detection unit configured to detect a face image of the observer from the captured image, and an angle control unit configured to calculate, based on a vertical dimension of the face image, a rotation angle of the imaging device, and to transmit a control signal based on the rotation angle to the rotary drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kunio Yoneno
  • Patent number: 11107246
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for capturing a target object and a video monitoring device are disclosed. The method includes: detecting target objects in a current panoramic video frame acquired by a panoramic camera; determining detail camera position information corresponding to each of the target objects, and determining a magnification corresponding to the target objects; performing block processing on the target objects to obtain at least one target block; for each target block, identifying first target objects, at edge positions, among target objects included in the target block, and determining, based on the first target objects, the detail camera position information and the magnification corresponding to the target block; for each target block, controlling the detail camera to adjust its position and magnification based on the detail camera position information and the magnification corresponding to the target block, and controlling the adjusted detail camera to capture the target block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HANGZHOU HIKVISION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lin Shen, Hongxiang Tong, Linjie Shen, Shangdi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11082467
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, non-transitory computer-readable media, and methods for accurately, flexibly, and efficiently broadcasting public combined live video streams from multiple participant devices, which change over the course of the live broadcast, as well as generating dynamic user interfaces that streamline adding, removing, and swapping participant devices from the public combined live video stream. In particular, a live video streaming system facilitates compositing live video streams from multiple participant devices into a public combined live video stream within a digital room before broadcasting the public combined live video stream to viewer devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Allison Hartnett, Kristin Lindsey George, Abhishek Parthasarathy, Hemal Khatri, Tomer Bar
  • Patent number: 11082659
    Abstract: Techniques for obtaining light field image data involving, receiving, at a light field camera module, capture point of view data corresponding to a range of candidate virtual camera positions, generating first image data based on a first image captured by a camera during a camera capture period, wherein the camera is included in a first plurality of imaging cameras arranged on a forward first side of a first substrate included in the light field camera module, obtaining, at the light field camera module, a depth map for a portion of a scene captured in the first image, selecting, by the light field camera module, second image data from the first image data based in a correspondence between a position of the camera and a first projection of the range of candidate virtual camera positions onto the depth map, and outputting, via a first communication interface included in the light field camera module, first module image data for the camera capture period and generated based on the second image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Ross Garrett Cutler
  • Patent number: 11061474
    Abstract: Visual information defining visual content may be accessed. The visual content may include one or more views of one or more scenes. The scene(s) may include one or more human subjects. Gaze directions of the human subject(s) may be determined. The gaze directions may indicate one or more viewing directions in which the human subject(s) are looking. One or more directions of view for the visual content may be determined based on the gaze directions of the human subject(s). The direction(s) of view may include one or more of the viewing directions looked at by the human subject(s). The visual content may be presented on a display based on the direction(s) of view for the visual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: David Newman
  • Patent number: 11057549
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes at least one processor and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage includes instructions executable by the at least one processor to identify coordinates of a camera relative to a screen and to present on the screen a video stream next to the coordinates responsive to identifying the coordinates of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonathan Jen-Wei Yu, Aaron M. Stewart, Lincoln Penn Hancock, Jeffrey Earle Skinner, Alden Rose
  • Patent number: 11039075
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for controlling cameras, by processing recorded image frames to record head orientations corresponding to head objects identified for individuals in image frames over a first duration of time, and determining based on the head orientations: (i) an amount of synchronous alignment in the head objects in a new direction within a threshold range of angles, (ii) a rate of change in the one or more extracted head orientations towards the new direction, and (iii) a second duration of time in which re-orientation of the head objects begins and ends in the new direction; controlling an orientation of one camera to move to a field of view corresponding to the new direction. In alternate embodiments, the system may conduct further detection processes and generate further stage alerts thereby increasing the system confidence in the new camera direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: University of Tabuk
    Inventor: Abdulaziz Mohammed Almehmadi
  • Patent number: 10972702
    Abstract: The present invention creates compositions of pictures in multipoint conferences that emulate natural interaction and existing aesthetic sensibilities learned from visual media by a combination of correcting and adapting the composition of the picture content and the layout, preferably in the MCN of the conference, where real-time conference data is available, in addition to statistics and knowledge of historical conference data. Further, cross checking incoming imagery against a ruleset where compositional deltas are identified is done, and these corrective transformations are applied, and the resulting corrections and remixes are applied to the layout. More advanced transformations to the final composition based on presence and context define a layout. The ruleset could be both static and dynamic, or a combination, and the final recomposition of the layout may be a result of both corrective and adaptive transformations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Pexip AS
    Inventor: Eamonn Shaw
  • Patent number: 10963004
    Abstract: A display screen, a terminal display screen assembly, and a mobile terminal are disclosed. The display screen may include a display module; a frame, including a first face and a second face opposite to the first face, and the display module being arranged on the first face; and a positioning structure, arranged on the second face and located around the first through hole. The first through hole has a first sidewall, the first sidewall has a first projection projected on the frame, an outer wall of the positioning structure has a second projection projected on the frame, and the second projection surrounds the first projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiao Cheng
  • Patent number: 10965914
    Abstract: A camera mount may include a base member having a rear face to face a support structure and a front face, the front face a curved guide surface, a camera support having a rear face facing the front face of the base member, the rear face of the camera support comprising a guide abutting surface and a retainer resiliently biasing the guide abutting surface against the curved guide surface to releasably retain the camera support at one of a plurality of different positions along the curved guide surface and at one of a plurality of different available orientations relative to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Andrae T. D'Acquisto
  • Patent number: 10935784
    Abstract: A personal immersive device for virtual reality and/or augmented reality and a display thereof are disclosed. The personal immersive device comprises a plurality of subpixels arranged in a matrix on the substrate; a planarization film applied over an entire surface of a substrate; color filters and light-emitting elements disposed in the respective subpixels, over the planarization film; and an imaging lens that is smaller in size than the substrate and spaced a given distance apart from the substrate, wherein, in the first side area and second side area, the light-emitting elements are misaligned from the color filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sukhyeun Jang, Seungmin Baik, Goeun Jung, Hojin Kim
  • Patent number: 10911743
    Abstract: A display system is presented for displaying a color stereoscopic image comprising first and second images for user's left and right eyes respectively. A first display is configured for displaying first and second color channels of the first image to the left eye, such that a field of view of the first color channel of the first image is offset from a field of view of the second color channel of the first image in a first direction. A second display is configured for displaying first and second color channels of the second image to the right eye, such that a field of view of the first color channel of the second image is offset from a field of view of the second color channel of the second image in a second direction opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ningfeng Huang, Hee Yoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10869000
    Abstract: This invention provides a system and method for utilizing a wireless, handheld communication device to image a scene in multiple directions, so as to include multiple parties in addition to the user, and also, optionally, to project images on a plurality of display screens—for example a user-facing screen on the front face of the phone and an opposing screen on the rear/back face of the phone that faces (e.g.) a chat participant other than the user (an audience). The housing of the smartphone is adapted to provide a multi-camera and multi-screen arrangement. More particularly, the housing of the smartphone is adapted to include (at least) a front-directed camera and a rear-directed camera on respective front and rear faces, and openings along the left and right side edges for small-scale cameras and associated protective windows that are directed to image the left and right areas adjacent to the phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Salvatore Erna
  • Patent number: 10795254
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provided a plurality of protruding portions that are formed on one surface of the support and have inclined surfaces parallel to each other; a cholesteric liquid crystal layer that is formed on each of the inclined surfaces of the protruding portions; and an overcoat layer that is laminated on the surface of the support on which the protruding portions are formed so as to cover the cholesteric liquid crystal layer, in which a normal line of each of the inclined surfaces of the protruding portions is parallel to a spiral axis of the cholesteric structure of the cholesteric liquid crystal layer, an angle formed between a normal line of a surface of the overcoat layer and the spiral axis of the cholesteric structure is 5° to 42°, a difference in refractive index between the cholesteric liquid crystal layer and the protruding portion and a difference in refractive index between the cholesteric liquid crystal layer and the overcoat layer are 0.2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yujiro Yanai, Akira Yamamoto, Michio Nagai
  • Patent number: 10789912
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to control rendering of different content for different view angles of a display screen are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a position analyzer to: determine a first location of a first person relative to a display screen, and determine a second location of a second person relative to the display screen. The example apparatus includes a position comparer to determine a difference in position between the first person and the second person based on the first and second locations. The example apparatus includes a content determiner to identify first content to display to the first person and second content to display to the second person when the difference satisfies a threshold, and identify third content to display to both the first person and the second person when the difference does not satisfy the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Glen J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10777202
    Abstract: An exemplary speech presentation system receives a simulated binaural audio signal associated with a media player device that is presenting an artificial reality world to a user. The simulated binaural audio signal is representative of a simulation of sound propagating to an avatar representing the user within the artificial reality world. The speech presentation system further receives acoustic propagation data representative of an aspect affecting propagation of sound to the avatar within the artificial reality world. Based on the acoustic propagation data, the speech presentation system extracts an auto-transcribable speech signal from the simulated binaural audio signal. The auto-transcribable speech signal is representative of speech originating from a speaker within the artificial reality world. Based on the auto-transcribable speech signal, the speech presentation system generates a closed captioning dataset representative of the speech and provides the dataset to the media player device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Charles Mindlin, Kunal Jathal, Mohammad Raheel Khalid
  • Patent number: 10757319
    Abstract: A dolly zoom effect can be applied to one or more images captured via a resource-constrained device (e.g., a mobile smartphone) by manipulating the size of a target feature while the background in the one or more images changes due to physical movement of the resource-constrained device. The target feature can be detected using facial recognition or shape detection techniques. The target feature can be resized before the size is manipulated as the background changes (e.g., changes perspective).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Linjie Luo, Chongyang Ma, Zehao Xue
  • Patent number: 10732431
    Abstract: A display device includes a frame; and a transparent display module in the frame, the transparent display module including a horizontal cross-section including a closed curve and configured to emit light from opposite surfaces thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Beom Shik Kim, Tae Hyeog Jung, Hui Nam
  • Patent number: 10708490
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling a video call, and a video calling system are disclosed. The apparatus for controlling a video call includes: a transceiver configured to receive, in a display time period, video information of a remote party and transmit video information of a local party; a processor communicatively connected to the transceiver; and a memory having stored thereon instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to: control, at least in a collection time period, the video collector to collect the video information of the local party, and control, in the collection time period, the video collector to be aligned with a face of the local party; and control, in the collection time period, the display apparatus to be in a non-display state, and control, in the display time period, the display apparatus to display a video of the remote party according to the video information of the remote party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bingchuan Shi, Baoyin Yang
  • Patent number: 10701510
    Abstract: An electronic device identifies a location of a physical object that is away from a listener. The electronic device convolves sound so the sound externally localizes as binaural sound to the physical object. The sound plays to the listener through earphones so the listener hears the sound as emanating from the physical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Glen A. Norris, Philip Scott Lyren
  • Patent number: 10691283
    Abstract: A display screen, a mobile terminal having the display screen, a method and device for controlling the display screen are provided. The display screen includes a display panel. The display panel includes an active area and a functional area. The active area is configured to display information. The functional area is operable in a first mode for displaying the information or a second mode for allowing light to pass through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Haiping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10664949
    Abstract: Techniques related to eye contact correction to provide a virtual user gaze aligned with a camera while the user views a display are discussed. Such techniques may include determining and reducing histogram of oriented gradient features for an eye region of a source image to provide a feature set, applying a pretrained classifier to the feature set to determine a motion vector field for the eye region, and warping and inserting the eye region into the source image to generate an eye contact corrected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Edmond Chalom, Or Shimshi
  • Patent number: 10645340
    Abstract: A local video communication device, the local video communication device is one of a plurality of video communication devices, the device includes a local translucent display device and a local camera array, the local translucent display device is configured to display remote video information received from another one of the plurality of video communication devices; and the local camera array is configured to capture a local video information of a local user; wherein the local camera array includes a plurality of local cameras arranged in a two-dimensional array, the local camera array is placed on a back of the local translucent display device, and the local translucent display device further includes a micro processing unit, wherein the micro processing unit includes a video capture and processing module, a location acquisition module, a communication module, and a display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing FUNATE Innovation Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Liang Liu
  • Patent number: 10645339
    Abstract: An asymmetric video conferencing system comprises a panoramic video conferencing device in a first location and a head mounted video conferencing device in a second location. The panoramic video conferencing device acquires panoramic images of multiple participants via a 360 degree camera, identifies a face or other region of interest (ROI) in the panoramic images, and captures video data of the ROI. To reduce bandwidth utilized, the ROI video data is transmitted to the head mounted video conferencing device used by a remote participant, who can command alternative views and audio from the first location. Images and audio of the remote participant can be transmitted to the first location for viewing and hearing by the multiple participants, enabling virtual face-to-face discussions. A method implementing the system is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: NANNING FUGUI PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yung-Chang Huang
  • Patent number: 10609485
    Abstract: Placement of one or two placed virtual loudspeakers within a loudspeaker setup that includes a real loudspeakers is determined and vector base amplitude panning (VBAP) gains including the gains of the real loudspeakers and placed one or two virtual loudspeakers are also then determined. Gains of one or two placed virtual loudspeakers are redistributed to the real loudspeakers to ensure preservation of total energy. Real loudspeakers in the loudspeaker setup have redistributed gains of one or two placed virtual loudspeakers. Loudspeaker outputs are generated and transmitted to the real loudspeakers to be played back. When received audio content is ambisonics content, a predetermined grid is generated and HOA content is projected to the grid. Other aspects are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ismael Nawfal, Symeon Delikaris Manias, Joshua D. Atkins
  • Patent number: 10593088
    Abstract: A method of exchanging audio-visual communication information between users includes detecting using an image capturing device associated with a wearable communication device, a mirror or image reflecting surface disposed in an environment of a first user, detecting a boundary of the mirror or image reflecting surface in response to the mirror being detected in the environment of the first user, selecting a portion of a first image displayed on the mirror or image reflecting surface within the boundary of the mirror or image reflecting surface, and displaying the portion of the first image as an overlay on a second image to a second user. A corresponding system and computer-readable device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Svetlana Yarosh, Brian S. Amento, Kevin Ansia Li
  • Patent number: 10595122
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an audio processing device, an audio processing method for controlling a plurality of speakers, and a computer program product. The audio processing device includes a memory, a transceiver, and a processor. The memory stores a plurality of modules. The transceiver is wirelessly paired with a plurality of speakers. The processor executes the modules to perform following steps: requesting each of the speakers to output an audio positioning signal; collecting the audio positioning signal from each of the speakers; retrieving a location of each of the speakers relative to the audio processing device according to the audio positioning signal from each of the speakers; adjusting a plurality of audio contents based on the location of each of the speakers relative to the audio processing device; and sending the audio contents to the speakers to control the speakers outputting the audio contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Li-Yen Lin, Tsung-Yu Tsai, Yan-Min Kuo, Chun-Min Liao, Chi-Tang Ho
  • Patent number: 10587841
    Abstract: In a video transmission system, a video transmission device includes circuitry configured to determine an attention position where a viewer located in a second space is estimated to pay attention to a situation in a first space, divide a range included in a recorded video of the first space into multiple regions including at least a first region having the attention position and a second region, set a first video quality for the first region and set a second video quality lower than the first video quality for the second region, generate video data in accordance with the first video quality and the second video quality, and transmit the video data to a video output device. The video output device includes circuitry configured to control a display unit using the video data such that the display unit displays a video showing the situation in the first space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Ichiro Nazuka, Takashi Ogino, Junichi Rekimoto, Takashi Miyaki
  • Patent number: 10582154
    Abstract: A picture presentation system 1 presents a user U with a picture where a virtual image Di is created in a space in front of the user U. The picture presentation system 1 includes a hologram mirror 10 configured to reflect a picture composed of light of a specific wavelength at an angle different from an angle of incidence and transmit light other than the light of the specific wavelength, and a screen 20 configured to display the picture toward the hologram mirror. The hologram mirror 10, being placed opposite to the user U, reflects the picture from the screen 20 in such a way that the user U can visually recognize the virtual image Di of the picture at a position on the opposite side from the user U across the hologram mirror 10 (arrow AR1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: NTT DOCOMO, INC., TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Shinji Kimura, Kazuhiko Takahashi, Yuji Aburakawa, Shunsuke Igarashi, Tomoya Nakamura, Masahiro Yamaguchi