Stereoscopic Display Device Patents (Class 348/51)
  • Patent number: 10383654
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for performing navigation-assisted medical procedures such as biopsies, surgeries and pathology procedures by obtaining location information of an item of interest located within at least a portion of a subject; sensing position information of a moveable device; determining a relative position of the moveable device to the item of interest using the location information of the item of interest and the position information of the moveable device; and providing feedback based on the relative position of the moveable device to the item of interest that can be used to change the relative position of the moveable device to the item of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Ohio State Innovation Foundation
    Inventors: Alper Yilmaz, Edward W. Martin, Stephen P. Povoski, Charles L. Hitchcock, Enver Ozer, Ronald Xu
  • Patent number: 10390008
    Abstract: A reconfigurable parallax barrier panel, for use in a display system with a 3D mode, includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and an electro-optic material positioned between the first and second substrates. The first and second substrates each respectively has a plurality of first and second electrodes, the electrodes being independently addressable from one another and comprising a plurality of electrode portions extending along a first direction and laterally spaced from one another along a second direction different from the first direction. The electrode portions of the first electrodes are arranged in a cyclic arrangement having a first pitch, and the electrode portions of the second electrodes are arranged in a cyclic arrangement having a second pitch that is different to the first pitch. The first and second electrodes are driven to generate different reconfigurable parallax barrier arrays corresponding to different viewing distances in a 3D mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nathan James Smith, André Filipe Marques da Silva, Takehiro Murao, Ryoh Kikuchi, Takayuki Yamada, Andrew Acreman
  • Patent number: 10379368
    Abstract: A rotary dial assembly includes a rotary dial configured to selectively display a plurality of graphical images and a polarized film assembly disposed in the rotary dial and configured to control the selective displaying of the plurality of graphical images on the rotary dial. When the rotary dial is rotated the polarized film assembly is illuminated such that at least one of the plurality of graphical images is displayed on the rotary dial assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO, TRAM, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Shuri Arakawa, Yuichi Inami
  • Patent number: 10379881
    Abstract: Method for delivering an immersive remote desktop involves a client server session involving a server computer and a client computer. The server computer accesses image data representative of at least one of an application window and a desktop associated with a graphical user interface (GUI). The image data is used to generate one or more stereoscopic image pairs. The client computer incorporates the one or more stereoscopic image pairs in a 3D composite presentation in which one or more of the stereoscopic image pairs are displayed in side-by-side (SBS) configuration to create a 3D visual effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian R. Wesley, Lin Cao, Rakesh Kumar
  • Patent number: 10369483
    Abstract: A ride attraction system includes a tower track and a ride vehicle configured to accommodate one or more riders. The ride vehicle is coupled to and configured to move relative to the tower track and the ride vehicle includes one or more user input devices. The ride attraction system further includes an image system configured to display a ride environment, wherein the user input devices are configured to enable the one or more riders to interact with elements of the ride environment via the one or more user input devices. The ride attraction system further includes a controller communicatively coupled to the ride vehicle and the image system and configured to control movement of the ride vehicle relative to the tower track based on signals from the one or more user input devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Gregory S. Hall, Keith Michael McVeen, Michael Tresaugue
  • Patent number: 10366529
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus generates rendered images associated with 3D representations of an object indicated by image groups each including a plurality of parts of 2D images by using the image group to perform at least one of movement and deformation of each part included in the image groups. At this time, the apparatus sequentially decides rendering directions in which the object is rendered in the rendered images, and determines a moving direction determined by transition of the sequentially decided rendering directions. The apparatus differentiates the rendering direction, in which at least some parts of the image groups used to generate the rendered images are changed to different parts, in accordance with the determined moving direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Live2D Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nakajo, Masayuki Todate
  • Patent number: 10368045
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system configured to present primary and secondary, tertiary, etc., virtual reality content to a user. Primary virtual reality content may be displayed to a user, and, responsive to the user turning his view away from the primary virtual reality content, a sensory cue is provided to the user that indicates to the user that his view is no longer directed toward the primary virtual reality content, and secondary, tertiary, etc., virtual reality content may be displayed to the user. Primary virtual reality content may resume when the user returns his view to the primary virtual reality content. Primary virtual reality content may be adjusted based on a user's interaction with the secondary, tertiary, etc., virtual reality content. Secondary, tertiary, etc., virtual reality content may be adjusted based on a user's progression through the primary virtual reality content, or interaction with the primary virtual reality content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Visionary VR, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Michael Ross
  • Patent number: 10362267
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and electronic device including the same are provided. The image processing apparatus includes a synchronizer configured to receive first frame data and second frame data, which is different from the first frame data, from an image sensor, a memory configured to receive at least part of the first frame data and at least part of the second frame data from the synchronizer and storing to store the received first frame data and the received second frame data, a line interleaving controller configured to output first line data, which is included in the first frame data stored in the memory, and second line data, which is included in the second frame data stored in the memory, through time division multiplexing, and an image signal processor configured to perform image processing, in units of lines, on the first line data and the second line data output by the line interleaving controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kil Hyung Cha, Eyal Barneah
  • Patent number: 10356547
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of performing appropriate remapping. An offset angle calculation section calculates an offset amount of a position of a reference screen from a reference position present in a front direction of a user, and a position information correction section corrects a position of an audio object referred with the reference position, in conformity with the position of the reference screen on the basis of the offset amount. Furthermore, an object remapping section remaps the position of the audio object in conformity with a position of a reproduction screen on the basis of the corrected position of the audio object. The present technique can be applied to an information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Tsuji, Toru Chinen
  • Patent number: 10345608
    Abstract: Methods and systems for displaying full-color three-dimensional imagery are provided. A first color set, having a first color spectrum, is defined to include a first set of LEDs. The first color set is assigned to a first color-coded image perspective. A second color set, having a second color spectrum, is defined to include a second set of LEDs. The second color set is assigned to a second color-coded image perspective. The full-color three-dimensional imagery is caused by activating, alternatively, at least two LEDs of the first color set or the second color set and one LED of a remaining color set and displaying the three-dimensional image based on the first image perspective and the second image perspective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: DoubleShot, Inc.
    Inventors: Miles L. Scott, Alan Shulman
  • Patent number: 10339702
    Abstract: A method of improving occluded edge quality in an augmented reality system includes a data input step of using a camera set to capture a scene and an object set in the scene to obtain an original image; an occluded region extracting step of obtaining an extracted image by performing a difference operation according to a first image and a second image, which are obtained according to depth buffer calculations according to first and second virtual planes set in the scene; and an occluded image generating step of inserting a virtual object into the original image according to the extracted image, the original image and a third virtual plane, which is set between the first and second virtual planes, to obtain an occluded image with a smoothened occluded edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chih-Hsing Chu, Wei-Hsuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10338749
    Abstract: An optical device includes a light-guiding plate that guides light in a plane parallel to an emission surface that emits light, and a sensor for detecting an object located on an emission surface side using light that passes through a back surface opposite to the emission surface and through the emission surface. The light-guiding plate has light convergence portions that receive light guided by the light-guiding plate and each have optical surfaces that cause light to be emitted from the emission surface in directions in which the light substantially converges at or scatters from one convergence point or one convergence line in a space, and the convergence points or the convergence lines for the light convergence portions are different from each other, and an image is formed in the space on the emission surface side by a collection of the convergence points or the convergence lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Norikazu Kitamura, Masayuki Shinohara, Yuji Hirose, Yasuhiro Tanoue, Mitsuru Okuda, Kazuyuki Okada
  • Patent number: 10324686
    Abstract: An electronic device and an operation method therefor are provided. The electronic device may include: a display panel; an optical element; and a control unit which senses a location of the optical element, generates a 3D image through via display panel and the optical element in a state in which the display panel and the optical element overlap each other, and generates a 2D image via the display panel in a state in which the optical element is detached or separated from the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shaohui Jiao, Haitao Wang, Mingcai Zhou, Tao Hong, Weiming Li, Xiying Wang, Dong Kyung Nam
  • Patent number: 10314963
    Abstract: Devices can be used to detect a level of a fluid in a medical fluid reservoir. Methods for controlling the flow rate of a medical pump, and/or the occlusion amount of a medical fluid tube, that are based on the detected level of fluid in the medical reservoir can be used in a clinical setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventor: Donald S. Wilson, III
  • Patent number: 10310369
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stereoscopic reproduction system without glasses, comprising an image reproduction device using transparency acting as means for illuminating multiple viewers with polarized light, two image capture elements separated from one another, containing polarizing filters that allow each of them to capture two images, one with the reflection of the light in the corneas and the other one eliminating said reflection, processing means for obtaining the pixel-by-pixel subtraction of those two images, the location of each eye in each image being obtained as the geometric center of the reflections in each cornea and the parallax of each eye between the two capture elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Juan Dominguez-Montes
  • Patent number: 10304362
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid crystal panel for 3D display, a driving method and a pixel optimization method thereof. The liquid crystal panel includes a display panel and an FPR film attached to a surface of the display panel. The FPR film is divided into first areas and second areas, the first areas and the second areas being arranged alternately in a direction parallel to lines of the sub-pixel units of the display panel, and each covering two lines of sub-pixel units. The liquid crystal panel can reduce the production cost of the 3D display device and improve the resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yufeng Jin, Shen Sian Syu
  • Patent number: 10298948
    Abstract: Implementations are provided that relate, for example, to view tiling in video encoding and decoding. A particular method includes accessing a video picture that includes multiple pictures combined into a single picture (826), accessing information indicating how the multiple pictures in the accessed video picture are combined (806, 808, 822), decoding the video picture to provide a decoded representation of at least one of the multiple pictures (824, 826), and providing the accessed information and the decoded video picture as output (824, 826). Some other implementations format or process the information that indicates how multiple pictures included in a single video picture are combined into the single video picture, and format or process an encoded representation of the combined multiple pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Purvin Bibhas Pandit, Peng Yin, Dong Tian
  • Patent number: 10291848
    Abstract: When a user viewing an image of a conversation partner displayed on a display moves, a displayed image is more easily switched to an image reflecting a position of the user after the movement. When an image of a first user is displayed on a display of a second user, the image of the first user taken by an imaging device and an image of a background taken by the imaging device are acquired, and the acquired images are composited with each other, thereby displaying on the display a composite image in which the first user is positioned in front of the background. Moreover, when a movement of the face of the second user with respect to the display is detected, transition processing of causing the composite image displayed on the display to transition from a state before the detection of the movement of the face is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd., Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Takahashi, Tsukasa Nakano, Takashi Orime, Yuichiro Takeuchi, Junichi Rekimoto, Yasushi Miyajima
  • Patent number: 10289193
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed toward providing an interactive atmosphere for sharing on-demand content among multiple users in a virtual-reality environment. Each user utilizes a content receiver or virtual-reality headset to receive on-demand content. Each respective content receiver collects virtual-reality information associated with the user of that respective content receiver. This virtual-reality information includes movement information that describes movement of the user and look information that identifies a virtual look of the user. Content receivers share this virtual-reality information with each other so that each content receiver can generate a virtual-reality environment specific for its respective user along with the shared on-demand content. As each user physically moves his or her body, each virtual-reality environment adjusts to accommodate for these movements throughout the virtual-reality environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Christofer Hardy, John Inama
  • Patent number: 10288884
    Abstract: A head mounted display (HMD) includes an electronic display, a microlens array, and an optics block. The electronic display is composed of a plurality of sub-pixels, and each sub-pixel is configured to emit image light according to respective emission distribution. The microlens array is coupled to the electronic display and includes a plurality of microlenses. The microlens array concentrates the emission distributions of the sub-pixels to form concentrated image light and directs the concentrated image light towards a target region. The optics block is positioned in the target region. The optics block is configured to direct the concentrated image light from the microlens array to an exit pupil of the HMD corresponding to a location of an eye of a user of the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jacques Gollier, Ying Geng, Brian Wheelwright, Nicholas Daniel Trail
  • Patent number: 10283024
    Abstract: A display device and a method for driving the display device are disclosed. The display device comprises a black and white liquid crystal display panel, an organic light emitting display panel, and a control unit. The control unit is configured to control the organic light emitting display panel to emit light, at least divide a frame of display time into a first time period, a second time period, and a third time period, and to drive the first primary color sub-pixel to emit light only in the first time period, the second primary color sub-pixel to emit light only in the second time period, and the third primary color sub-pixel to emit light only in the third time period. According to embodiments of the present invention, there is no need to provide lenticular lenses or a slit grating to realize 3D display, thus reducing production cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haisheng Wang, Xue Dong, Hailin Xue, Xiaochuan Chen, Xiaoliang Ding, Yingming Liu, Hongjuan Liu, Weijie Zhao, Shengji Yang, Pengpeng Wang, Changfeng Li, Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 10274732
    Abstract: In implementations of hologram focus accommodation, a focus accommodation system is implemented for variable focus of a generated image, such as a hologram, that is displayed for viewing on a waveguide display. The focus accommodation system includes switchable polarization retarders that rotate a polarization of light of the generated image, where the light passes through the switchable polarization retarders along an imaging path in which the generated image is viewable. The focus accommodation system also includes polarization sensitive gratings alternatingly interspersed with the switchable polarization retarders. Each of the polarization sensitive gratings are configurable to diffract the light in a first polarization state and transmit the light in a second polarization state. The variable focus is adjustable to a focal distance at which a user perceives viewing the generated image as displayed by the waveguide display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Steven John Robbins, Xinye Lou, Eliezer M. Glik
  • Patent number: 10271041
    Abstract: A method of estimating a parameter of a three-dimensional (3D) display device includes estimating a transformation parameter between a camera and a display based on an image displayed on the display and an image reflected by a reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyoseok Hwang, Dong Kyung Nam, Hyun Sung Chang
  • Patent number: 10264243
    Abstract: A stereo display device includes a light source module, a portrait display module, and first, second, and third lenticular lens. The light source module sequentially provides a plurality of groups of timing light. The first lenticular lens is disposed in front of the light source module. The second lenticular lens is disposed in front of the first lenticular lens. The portrait display module is disposed in front of the second lenticular lens. By two optical Fourier transforms performed by the first and second lenticular lens, different groups of timing light are respectively focused on different sub-regions of each of the pixels of the portrait display module. The portrait display module transforms the timing light focused on the pixels into a plurality of groups of pixel light. The third lenticular lens is disposed in front of the portrait display module and directs the pixel light to a plurality of views.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: June-Jei Huang
  • Patent number: 10262621
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display device and a driving method thereof, which when a frame having a long time length and a frame having a short time length are alternately provided, prevent a DC voltage stress from being accumulated. One frame of a plurality of frames may be driven in the line inversion method, and a polarity may be delayed up to a next frame, thereby allowing polarities to be alternately supplied. Therefore, a time length of the positive voltage may be the same as that of the negative voltage, and thus, the positive voltage and the negative voltage may be continuously supplied based on a frequency of another frame, thereby solving a problem where the DC voltage stress is accumulated due to a difference between the time length of the positive voltage and the time length of the negative voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Healn Jung
  • Patent number: 10255676
    Abstract: A method for providing a simulation of a vision defect is disclosed. The method includes: receiving a first image of a scene and a second image of the scene, the first image corresponding to a first viewpoint of the scene and the second image corresponding to a second viewpoint of the scene; applying one or more first distortions to only a selected one of the first and second images; generating a stereoscopic image by merging the distorted one of the first and second images and an undistorted one of the first and second images; and displaying the stereoscopic image on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Amitabha Gupta
  • Patent number: 10250862
    Abstract: To prevent gradation collapse. A BD player 1 includes a CPU 2 that obtains dynamic range of a monitor, a reproduction section 4 that obtains content information, and a video processor 5 that converts a digital video signal based on dynamic range of the monitor that is obtained by the CPU 2 and the content information that is obtained by the reproduction section 4. The video processor 5 converts each code value of the digital video signal of a content so that code value of the digital video signal that corresponds to “minimum luminance of the content” becomes code value that corresponds to “minimum luminance of the monitor” and code value of the digital video signal that corresponds to “maximum luminance of the content” becomes code value that corresponds to “maximum luminance of the monitor”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ONKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takamasa Umezu
  • Patent number: 10244229
    Abstract: A three-dimensional image display device includes a display panel that includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix shape; and a viewpoint divider that includes a plurality of viewpoint dividing units that are inclined at a tilt angle. Letting a row-directional pitch and a column-directional pitch of the pixels be respectively denoted as Hp and Vp, where Hp>Vp, the tilt angle satisfies the following equation: A = tan - 1 ? b * Hp ( 3 ? b + c ) * Vp , where c is ?1 or 1, and b is a natural number that is greater than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Goro Hamagishi, Kyung Ho Jung
  • Patent number: 10244223
    Abstract: A compressed light field imaging system is described. The light field 3D data is analyzed to determine optimal subset of light field samples to be (acquired) rendered, while the remaining samples are generated using multi-reference depth-image based rendering. The light field is encoded and transmitted to the display. The 3D display directly reconstructs the light field and avoids data expansion that usually occurs in conventional imaging systems. The present invention enables the realization of full parallax 3D compressed imaging system that achieves high compression performance while minimizing memory and computational requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ostendo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Danillo B. Graziosi, Zahir Y. Alpaslan, Hussein S. El-Ghoroury
  • Patent number: 10241616
    Abstract: An example system, including a projector unit, an all-in-one computer comprising a calibration module and attachable to the projector unit, and a plurality of sensors communicatively coupled to the all-in-one computer is provided. In addition, the all-in-one computer stores mapping information relating to mappings between the plurality of sensors and the projector unit in a common coordinate system. Further, the calibration module calibrates the plurality of sensors and the projector unit using the mapping information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Nicholas P Lyons, Jinman Kang
  • Patent number: 10229528
    Abstract: A method for visualizing three-dimensional images on a 3D display device, wherein an image to be visualized is supplied as an input image, is characterized in that at least one feature matrix is determined using the input image, the feature matrices defining light/dark information, and in that a display image for reproduction on the 3D display device is produced from the input image using said light/dark information. The invention further relates to a corresponding 3D display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: PSHOLIX AG
    Inventors: Ivo-Henning Naske, Sigrid Kamins-Naske, Valerie Antonia Naske
  • Patent number: 10216261
    Abstract: A method includes defining a virtual space including a virtual camera. The method further includes displaying on a head-mounted device a field of view in the virtual space based on a location of the virtual camera in the virtual space. The method further includes moving the field of view by updating the image displayed on the head-mounted device. Moving of the field of view includes moving the field of view at a first speed. Moving of the field of view further includes moving the field of view at a second speed slower than the first speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Atsushi Inomata
  • Patent number: 10216078
    Abstract: A system (02) is provided with a projection device (01) comprising a light source (03) and an information imprinting device (08) and at least one projection surface (05, 07). The at least one projection surface (05) may have a sectionally phase-maintaining surface. At least one filtering device (11) is arranged between the projection surface (05) and an observation point (15) or a filtering device (09) is arranged independently of the at least one projection surface between an output of the information imprinting device (08) of the projection device (01) and the projection surface (05, 07), wherein the phase modulation is converted into an amplitude modulation by means of the filtering device. Usage of such a system for multistage elective display of information on at least one projection surface (07, 09) is also proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT SYNOPTRIX LICHTTECHNIK GMBH & CO.
    Inventor: Horst Prehn
  • Patent number: 10212327
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing method, a control device, a recording device, an information processing system and a program which enable automatic control of a response sound of a recording device, with respect to an operation ordered by the control device. [Solution] Provided is an information processing method and an information processing system including establishing a connection, by a recording device, to a control device via communication, and determining a control mode of a response sound in the recording device with respect to an operation ordered by the control device depending on whether a plurality of recording devices are connected to the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Keiji Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10212416
    Abstract: A multi view image display apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes an image inputter configured to receive an image, a display configured to display a multi view image that is generated based on the received image, and a processor configured to render views having different viewpoints based on a depth of the received image, expand a normal viewing area based on a cyclic mapping, adjust pixel values of the views so that a view jumping amount of a view jumping area occurring on a reverse viewing area due to the expansion of the normal viewing area is equal to a value, and generate the multi view image based on the adjusted pixel values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-ryong Han, Jin-mo Kang, Ho-young Lee
  • Patent number: 10203760
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display device and a control method thereof, a gesture recognition method and a head-mounted display device. The display device of the present invention comprises a display unit, an open type head-mounted display, an image acquisition unit and a gesture recognition unit. The control method thereof comprises steps of: providing, by the open type head-mounted display, a virtual 3D control picture to a user; acquiring, by the image acquisition unit, an image of action of touching the virtual 3D control picture by the user; judging, by the gesture recognition unit, a touch position of the user in the virtual 3D control picture according to the image acquired by the image acquisition unit, and sending a control instruction corresponding to the touch position to a corresponding execution unit. The present invention may be used for controlling a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Changlin Leng
  • Patent number: 10198871
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating and facilitating access to a personalized augmented rendering of a user to be presented in an augmented reality environment are discussed herein. The augmented rendering of a user may be personalized by the user to comprise a desired representation of the user in an augmented reality environment. When a second user is detected within the field of view of a first user, the second user may be identified and virtual content (e.g., an augmented rendering) for the second user may be obtained. The virtual content obtained may differ based on one or more subscriptions of the first user and/or permissions associated with the virtual content of the second user. The virtual content obtained may be rendered and appear superimposed over or in conjunction with a view of the second in the augmented reality environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Nicholas T. Hariton
  • Patent number: 10182227
    Abstract: An autostereoscopic three-dimensional (3D) display device and a method for an autostereoscopic 3D display device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SUPERD TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoming Li, Haiyu Fan, Lei Yang, Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 10182186
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus reads out a signal from pixels of the image sensor, sets a region in which a plurality of signals having different viewpoints are read out from each pixel of an image sensor, acquires first depth information for detecting an object using a signal that has been read out from a first region, acquires second depth information for detecting a focus state of the object using a signal that has been read out from a second region, and variably controls a ratio of screens in which the first region is set and a ratio of screens in which the second region is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazunori Takayama, Toshihiro Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10176553
    Abstract: A system and method of operation of an image processing system includes: a get original image module for receiving an original image; a viewer detection module, coupled to the get original image module, for receiving a first position and a second position of a viewer; a crop image module, coupled to the position detector, for calculating a cropping offset for the original image based on the first position and the second position, and for calculating a cropped image by cropping the original image by the cropping offset; and a display image module, coupled to the crop image module, for displaying the cropped image on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Ji, Mohammad Gharavi-Alkhansari
  • Patent number: 10178379
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for testing a virtual reality head display device. The method includes: analyzing an acquired pair of images which corresponds to a test image to acquire sets of feature point positions; a left-eye feature point and a right-eye feature point for each set having the same preset color value which is a unique color value in the test image; determining a difference between a first relative position of the left-eye feature point in the left-eye image and a second relative position of the right-eye feature point in the right-eye image according to each set of feature point positions; and determining a result regarding whether the virtual reality head display device is capable to generate a stereoscopic image observable by human eyes according to the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Boxuan Wang, Lu Han, Lin Meng
  • Patent number: 10178376
    Abstract: A transparent LCD monitor can be layered with a custom optical element that covers a portion of the display surface to create a hybrid solution that is enabled to show 3D content (including both off-screen “pop” in front of the display and an immersive perception of depth behind the display) without the need for any special eyewear while maintaining a high degree of transparency in the unmodified portions of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew E Ward, Michael Dorin, Thomas Zerega
  • Patent number: 10173577
    Abstract: A projection method for a motor vehicle, for projecting at least one image onto a projection surface by means of a light module suitable for projecting a light beam, wherein the projection method includes the steps of detecting an observation position of an observer in a light module reference frame, calculating the observation position of the observer in an image reference frame, and projecting the image onto the projection surface according to the observation position of the observer in the image reference frame, the image being integrated into the light beam of the light module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Pierre Albou, Xavier Morel, Hafid El Idrissi, Stephan Sommerschuh
  • Patent number: 10171801
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display device includes: a position information acquiring unit that acquires position information on a position of a viewer; a separation unit that changes a position of an image separator based on the position information; an illumination unit that changes a direction of an optical axis of illumination light based on the position information of the viewer in synchronization with a timing at which the position of the image separator is changed; and a display unit that modulates the illumination light and displays an image including plural parallax images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yingbao Yang, Takeo Koito, Daichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10151930
    Abstract: Discussed is a stereoscopic image display device, which acquires design parameters based on the same aperture ratio and the same back distance regarding a single barrier cell when displaying different numbers of views using the barrier cell. The barrier cell, which includes first and second substrates opposite to each other, first electrodes arranged at an interval on the first substrate, a second electrode formed on the second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer between the first and second substrates, is driven to display different numbers of views. Assuming that a region of the barrier cell corresponding to a small view number is one unit, the number of unit drive regions divided in one unit is defined by K/A (where, ‘A’ is an aperture ratio of the barrier cell, and ‘K’ is {large view number/small view number}*n (‘n’ is a natural number between 1 and the small view number).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheung-Hwan An, Jae-Woo Lee, Sung-Min Jung
  • Patent number: 10146110
    Abstract: A 3D floating image system including a first optical element, a first image source and a second image source is provided. The first optical element has a first side and a second side opposite to each other. The first image source and the second image source are respectively located at the first side and the second side of the first optical element. A first image light provided by the first image source is reflected to the first side by the first optical element, and forms a first image at the second side. A second image light provided by the second image source is transmitted from the second side to the first side and passes through the first optical element, and forms a second image at the second side. The first image and the second image are spaced by a distance, and the distance is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, LTD.
    Inventor: Chien-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 10140941
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for adjusting a screen refresh frequency and a display. The method comprises: acquiring and storing a current frame of picture signal; calculating a similarity value between the current frame of picture signal and a previous frame of picture signal; and acquiring a screen refresh frequency for the current frame of picture signal based on the similarity value according to a preset relationship between similarity values and screen refresh frequencies, so as to realize adjustment of the screen refresh frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingchao Wang, Chunbing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10140931
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a backlight control circuit for adjusting a current of an LED module of an electronic device including a driving chip having a feedback terminal and a reference voltage terminal, a feedback voltage regulating unit, and a power supply regulating unit; the feedback voltage regulating unit is also connected to the 2D/3D signal terminal, the feedback terminal voltage is controlled so that the feedback terminal voltage of the feedback terminal of the driving chip is lower than the reference voltage of the reference voltage terminal when receiving the three-dimensional signal generated at the 2D/3D signal terminal. The present application also provides an electronic device. With the scheme of the present application, the current of the LED module can be increased when the electronic device is in the three-dimensional mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Wendong Li
  • Patent number: 10129536
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-view three-dimensional (3D) display apparatus including a display panel in which pixels (or subpixels) outputting an image are arranged and a parallax barrier disposed on a front surface of the display panel and including a plurality of apertures, wherein the apertures of the parallax barrier are set according to a Fresnel number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Sung Kyu Kim, Ki Hyuk Yoon
  • Patent number: 10121450
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for eye protection based on a screen of a virtual reality headset, the method comprising: calculating, based on a plurality of weight areas divided on a screen of a virtual reality headset, a total cumulative amount of a blue component of pixels on the screen from a t0 moment to a t1 moment, wherein the plurality of weight areas is divided according to weights of impact of blue light on human eyes; determining, according to the total cumulative amount of the blue component from the t0 moment to the t1 moment, a blue light suppression factor at the t1 moment, and then obtaining a suppressed blue component value of each pixel of an image at a next frame; outputting the image of the next frame with the suppressed blue component value. In such a way, the present invention can strike a balance between eye protection and guarantee of display performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Rui Wang