Stereoscopic Display Device Patents (Class 348/51)
  • Patent number: 11451764
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and a device by which individual images can be displayed simultaneously to a plurality of observers. In this process, projectors can be used that project the colors from which the images are assembled following one another periodically in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Bues, Benjamin Wingert
  • Patent number: 11442682
    Abstract: An entertainment apparatus, a display controlling method and a display controlling program are provided which are capable of presenting a compatibility situation of a program or content with VR display to a user without relying upon representation by a selection target itself from which the program or the content can be identified. A compatibility situation data acquisition unit acquires compatibility situation data indicative of a compatibility situation with virtual reality display of the programs or the content upon selection by the user, the compatibility situation data being different from the selection targets. A screen image generation unit generates, on the basis of the compatibility situation data, the screen image including information indicative of a compatibility situation with virtual reality display of the program to be executed or the content to be reproduced in response to selection from the selection targets. A display controlling unit causes the screen image to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Syunsuke Bamba, Masanori Nomura
  • Patent number: 11443487
    Abstract: A method comprising: switching between a first mode for controlling a relative position of a virtual sound object from a notional listener in a virtual space in dependence upon a point of view of the notional listener and a second mode for controlling the relative position of the virtual sound object from the notional listener in the virtual space in dependence upon the point of view of the notional listener, wherein during the first mode there is a higher dependency of the relative position of the virtual sound object from the notional listener upon a currently determined relative position of the virtual sound object from the notional listener in the virtual space based on the current measured location of a user in a real space and during the second mode there is a lower dependency of the relative position of the virtual sound object from the notional listener upon a currently determined relative position of the virtual sound object from the notional listener in the virtual space based on the current measure
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi Leppänen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Sujeet Shyamsundar Mate, Antti Eronen
  • Patent number: 11445167
    Abstract: A display control apparatus configured to perform display control so as to display information on a plurality of image capturing apparatuses configured to capture images for generating a virtual viewpoint image includes acquisition means configured to acquire information on the plurality of image capturing apparatuses, and display control means configured to cause a display unit to display information on a communication connection of the plurality of image capturing apparatuses for transmitting an image captured by each of the plurality of image capturing apparatuses based on the information acquired by the acquisition means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasushi Shikata, Yoshiki Iwakiri
  • Patent number: 11443492
    Abstract: A method of sharing and a method of presenting virtual content in a mixed reality scene rendered on at least two user devices having different viewing position and/or orientation onto the mixed reality scene and corresponding apparatus are described. At a first user device, a user is enabled to select a virtual content to be shared and a second user device with whom the virtual content is to be shared. Information related to the virtual content to be shared is provided, wherein the provided information comprises the 3D position of the virtual content to be shared. The information is received by the second user device and the shared virtual content is rendered with regard to the viewing position and/or orientation of the second user device onto the mixed reality scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital CE Patent Holdings
    Inventors: Matthieu Fradet, Caroline Baillard, Anthony Laurent
  • Patent number: 11436996
    Abstract: A content processing system for modifying the brightness of one or more image frames of content, the system comprising a content analysis unit operable to identify brightness information for each of two or more image frames within the content, a variation detection unit operable to detect a variation in the brightness of at least two image frames within the content, and a brightness modification unit operable to modify the brightness of one or more image frames in dependence upon the detected brightness variation so as to reduce the variation in brightness between frames of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher William Henderson
  • Patent number: 11436666
    Abstract: An augmented reality viewing system that aids a patron in visualizing a prepared food dish. The restaurant prepares ahead of time three-dimensional images of available food dishes. The patron, using their portable electronic device, images the table at which they plan on having their meal. Any selected dish can then be superimposed onto the image of the actual table so the patron can view, through augmented reality, what they can anticipate when the dish is delivered to the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: Enzo Dalmazzo
  • Patent number: 11438495
    Abstract: System and method for improving the shaving experience by providing improved visibility of the skin shaving area. A digital camera is integrated with the electric shaver for close image capturing of shaving area, and displaying it on a display unit. The display unit can be integral part of the electric shaver casing, or housed in a separated device which receives the image via a communication channel. The communication channel can be wireless (using radio, audio or light) or wired, such as dedicated cabling or using powerline communication. A light source is used to better illuminate the shaving area. Video compression and digital image processing techniques are used for providing for improved shaving results. The wired communication medium can simultaneously be used also for carrying power from the electric shaver assembly to the display unit, or from the display unit to the electric shaver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 11435819
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for technology to improve user experience when viewing simulated 3D objects on a display. Head and upper-body movements may be tracked and recognized as gestures to alter the displayed viewing angle. The technology provides for a very natural way to look around, under, or over objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Johnston, Satyanarayana Avadhanam, Changliang Wang, Narayan Biswal, Archie Sharma, Richmond Hicks, Joydeep Ray, Abhishek R. Appu, Stanley J. Baran, Sang-Hee Lee, Atthar H. Mohammed, Jong Dae Oh, Hiu-Fai Chan, Sumit Mohan, Jill M. Boyce, Yi-Jen Chiu
  • Patent number: 11432076
    Abstract: System and methods for processing audio signals are disclosed. In one implementation, a system may include at least one microphone configured to capture sounds from an environment of a user; a wearable camera configured to capture a plurality of images from the environment of the user; and at least one processor. The processor may be configured to receive at least one image of the plurality of images; receive at least one audio signal representative of the sounds captured by the at least one microphone; identify an item of information based on at least one of the at least one image or the at least one audio signal; determine at least a beginning of an informational time period for providing the item of information to the user; and transmit an informational audio signal representative of the item of information to a hearing interface device during the informational time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: OrCam Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonatan Wexler, Amnon Shashua
  • Patent number: 11429338
    Abstract: A first augmented reality device shares, with a second augmented reality device, a visualization of an object viewed by the respective devices in an augmented reality scene. The first augmented reality device receives property information, according to which the second augmented reality device is displaying the visualization. The first augmented reality device displays the visualization according to the property information, adjusted to account for differences in perspective between the first and second augmented reality devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Alan Caplan, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer, Richard Earl Simpkinson
  • Patent number: 11416100
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel which displays an image, a touch sensor which senses a touch, a display controller which drives the display panel, and a touch controller which drives the touch sensor. The display controller transfers a timing signal representing a timing of a display operation to the touch controller, and provides display driving information to the touch controller by modulating the timing signal in a blank period of a frame period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sanghyun Lim
  • Patent number: 11417012
    Abstract: A method includes the steps: a) capturing image of an environment surrounding a vehicle by a camera; b) determining an area of increased brightness in the image based on pixels having a brightness exceeding a predefined threshold; c) estimating position coordinates of a light source in the environment from the area of increased brightness; d) detecting a shadow of the vehicle in the image; and e) determining a type of the light source as a spot light source or a direction light source from the shadow, environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: CONTI TEMIC MICROELECTRONIC GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Panakos, Martin Buerker, Charlotte Gloger, Frank Kittmann, Moritz Meyers, Markus Friebe
  • Patent number: 11418774
    Abstract: Provided is a display device. The display device comprises: a display module including a display panel, wherein the display panel includes a display area having a plurality of pixels and an alignment mark area surrounded by the display area, and a display driver driving at least one of the plurality of pixels in the alignment mark area to form an alignment mark; and a stereoscopic lens including a base disposed on the display module, a plurality of lenses disposed on the base at an angle offset from a side of the display module, and a marking portion formed on one or more of the plurality of lenses to overlap the alignment mark area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Sang Ha, Jeong Woo Park
  • Patent number: 11412103
    Abstract: According to the technology of the present disclosure, in a case where multiple documents are placed on a document positioning plate, it is possible to display document images on a UI screen in such a manner that the user can easily check the correspondence relationship between the document images being displayed on the UI screen and the corresponding documents placed on the document positioning plate. An image processing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a processor causing the image processing apparatus to perform: acquiring position information of each of a plurality of document image areas, and information of an analyzing result obtained by analysis of document image data corresponding to each of the plurality of document image areas; and controlling the information of the analyzing result corresponding to one of the plurality of document image areas to be displayed together with the scanned image data on a display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daijiro Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11394953
    Abstract: A light transmitting display system, an image output method thereof and a processing device thereof are provided. The light transmitting display device is located between a background object and a user. The image output method includes the following steps. The locations of the user, the light transmitting display device and the background object are detected. A coordinate conversion relationship between the user, the light transmitting display device and the background object is established. An eyes midpoint and an eyes offset of the user are detected. A left eye viewpoint and a right eye viewpoint of the user on the light transmitting display device are calculated according to the coordinate conversion relationship, the eyes midpoint and the eyes offset of the user. As a head-mounted device is switched, an image is alternately displayed at the left eye viewpoint and the right eye viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yi-Shou Tsai, Shin-Hong Kuo, Kuan-Ting Chen
  • Patent number: 11385474
    Abstract: A system creating an autostereoscopic augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), or other visual display experience involving 3D images, presented to a viewer without glasses or other head-gear. The system includes a projection screen, which includes a reflective surface formed using retroreflective material. The system includes a projection assembly and a beamsplitter, which is disposed between an outlet of the projection assembly and the projection screen. The system includes a physical scenic space facing a lower side of the beamsplitter and a viewing space facing an upper side of the beamsplitter. A controller operates the projector assembly to project left and right eye images toward the projection screen. The left and right eye images are then directed to left and right eye positions so a viewer with eyes positioned at the left and right eye positions perceives a virtual object concurrently with light from the physical scenic space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Quinn Y. J. Smithwick, Dawson McLeod Dill, Michael John Ilardi, Elisabeth C. Papadopoulos, Robert J. Bristow, Colleen L. Bristow-Campbell, Chad Michael Smith
  • Patent number: 11378873
    Abstract: A projection display device of a front projection type includes a light valve that modulates light based on image data and emits the light and an image forming optical system that projects an optical image of the light modulated by the light valve onto a projection surface, in which the image forming optical system includes a first optical system that includes at least one lens and a first reflection member that reflects the light emitted from the light valve toward the first optical system, the first optical system and the first reflection member are configured to be rotatable in a pitch direction, and the first reflection member rotates by a pitch angle ?/2 in conjunction with rotation of the first optical system by a pitch angle ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Chikara Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11372513
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display device capable of changing at least one of a plurality of parameters including a luminescence intensity, a color gamut, and an electro optical transfer function (EOTF); and at least one processor or circuit configured to function as a display control unit configured to control the display device to display a plurality of images and a background image displayed around each of the plurality of images such that an appearance of the background image is visually identical between the plurality of images when the display device is caused to display the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiro Abe
  • Patent number: 11360636
    Abstract: A computer (10) displays an information data set (22) in a viewport (30) using a first type of rendering (42) when the viewport is in a first viewport geometry space (52), and displays the information data set in the viewport using a second type of rendering (44) when the viewport is in a second viewport geometry space (54). The viewport may be resized by a user. While displaying the first type of rendering, resizing of the viewport into the second viewport geometry space is detected and in response the computer transitions to displaying the information data set using the second type of rendering. Likewise, while displaying the information data set in the viewport using the second type of rendering, resizing of the viewport into the first viewport geometry space is detected and in response the computer transitions to displaying the information data set using the first type of rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Niels Roman Rotgans, Douglas Henrique Teodoro
  • Patent number: 11363325
    Abstract: A live broadcast is depicted, in this case a golf tournament. The broadcast is depicted on a television screen of a user, substantially in real time. In a television studio, which may be close to the site of the live broadcast, or may be remote therefrom, a commentator or pundit records segments of video analysis. The video image is sent to a server. The video clip of the commentator is then downloadable by the user using a device such as a mobile phone or tablet. The user can then view the additional content—the video segment of the commentator—on his device. Using the techniques of positioning and anchoring as described herein, the user can enjoy the video segment as though the commentator were present in the room, by viewing the room through a camera of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: 2MEE LTD
    Inventors: Christopher George Knight, James Patrick Riley, David Soppelsa
  • Patent number: 11351918
    Abstract: A driver-assistance device includes: a memory; and a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to: acquire both line-of-sight information on a line of sight of a driver and image data resulting from imaging surroundings of a vehicle; set a display position and display contents of an image generated from the image data based on the line-of-sight information; and output the display position and the display contents together with the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Itoh, Hitoshi Kumon
  • Patent number: 11356237
    Abstract: Systems and methods for HDMI signal communication over an optical communication link are described. One aspect includes receiving an HDMI control signal from an HDMI master device, and another HDMI control signal from an HDMI sink terminal via a communication resources. The method identifies half-duplex communication resource contention between the HDMI control signal and the other HDMI control signal, and transitions a communication direction of the half-duplex communication resources to give the HDMI control signal precedence over the other HDMI control signal. Subsequent to transitioning the communication direction, the method transfers the HDMI control signal to the HDMI sink terminal via the communication resources. Subsequent to transferring the HDMI control signal, the method again transitions the direction of the half-duplex communication resources, and transfers the other HDMI control signal to the HDMI master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Jianming Yu, Zuodong Wang, Wei Mao, Yun Bai
  • Patent number: 11356652
    Abstract: A stereoscopic image generating apparatus includes a FOV processor configured to receive head and body movements of a user mounted with a Head Mount Display (HMD) device and a Virtual Reality (VR) Vest device, a first eye image generating unit including an intra image independently generated for a first eye and an inter image derived from the intra image and configured to generate a redundant image up to a redundant angle of view greater by a specific criterion or more than a real angle of view which is currently displayed in a direction of the first eye from a center of the head direction of a user as a plurality of first eye images, and a second eye image generating unit configured to generate a plurality of second eye images based on the intra image among the plurality of first eye images for the second eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: IMMERSIVECAST CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong Seo Yun, Jang Hee Han
  • Patent number: 11354082
    Abstract: It is presented a method for controlling display of content, the method being performed in a wearable device, the wearable device comprising a head mounted display allowing a user to see both real-world objects and computer-rendered content. The method comprises the steps of: selecting an external display device in a vicinity of the wearable device; determining first visual content to be suitable for being displayed on the external display device; and sending a request for the external display device to display the first visual content and refraining from displaying the first visual content using the head mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: José Araújo, Lars Andersson
  • Patent number: 11340472
    Abstract: A first stereoscopic image display device includes a light guide plate having a plurality of reflectors and causes an observer to recognize an undistorted stereoscopic image even when the observer views a stereoscopic image from a high angle with respect to a direction normal to the front surface of the light guide plate. In a plan view from a direction vertical to an outgoing surface, when four quadrants are specified for each of the reflectors, the four quadrants taking a position of each of the reflectors as an origin, the four quadrants being divided by two straight lines orthogonal to each other and inclined 45° with respect to a direction in which the incident light is incident on each of the reflectors, light changed in the optical path by each of the reflectors is emitted to a quadrant adjacent to a quadrant on which incident light is incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Hirose, Yutaka Okayasu, Keiichiro Tanaka, Yoshimasa Osumi, Yasuhiro Tanoue, Mitsuru Okuda
  • Patent number: 11343483
    Abstract: A display device comprises a display panel including a plurality of pixels; and a timing controller performing an operation for displaying an image on the display panel, wherein the timing controller includes a second image data converter generating output image data by converting luminance of an object depending on a disparity of the object included in a left eye image and a right eye image for reducing power consumption of a display device by using depth map information of image data is proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoojin Kang
  • Patent number: 11336888
    Abstract: A method of displaying a light field to at least one viewer of a light field display device, the light field based on a 3D model, the light field display device comprising a plurality of spatially distributed display elements, the method including the steps of: (a) determining the viewpoints of the eyes of the at least one viewer relative to the display device; (b) for each eye viewpoint and each of a plurality of the display elements, rendering a partial view image representing a view of the 3D model from the eye viewpoint through the display element; and (c) displaying, via each display element, the set of partial view images rendered for that display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Vergent Research Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Paul Lapstun
  • Patent number: 11327708
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for processing operations for integrating audience participation content into virtual reality (VR) content presented by a head mounted display (HMD) of an HMD user is provided. The method includes providing a VR scene to the HMD of the HMD user and receiving indications from one or more spectator devices of respective one or more spectators. The indications corresponding to requests for audience participation content for participating in the VR scene. The method includes sending audience participation content to the one or more spectator devices. The audience participation content configured to be displayed on respective displays associated with the one or more spectator devices. The audience participation content further includes interactive content for obtaining spectator input from the one or more spectators via the one or more spectator devices, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn T. Black, Michael G. Taylor, Todd Tokubo
  • Patent number: 11323681
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a 3D display device and a working method of the same, the 3D display device includes a display panel, a lens unit, an acquiring component and an adjusting component, the acquiring component is configured to acquire current positions of eyes of a viewer, and the adjusting component is configured to adjust a signal for driving the display panel according to the current positions so that display information of the display panel received by the eyes of the viewer at the current positions is the same as display information of the display panel received by the eyes of the viewer at preset positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengcheng Lu, Xiaochuan Chen, Shengji Yang, Lei Wang, Wenqing Zhao, Dongni Liu, Jie Fu, Han Yue, Li Xiao, Jian Gao, Haisheng Wang, Changfeng Li
  • Patent number: 11300807
    Abstract: An image display device acquires positional information including a distance between at least one eye of an observer and an image display surface, and corrects, based on the acquired positional information, a relative positional relationship between slit areas and an image displayed on the image display surface, by using a width smaller than the width of one subpixel as a minimum correction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: University of Tsukuba
    Inventors: Hideki Kakeya, Ayuki Hayashishita
  • Patent number: 11300806
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a method for 3D or multi-viewer projection of images. The method switches back and forth between left and right eye or multi-viewer data at single bit segment or multiple bit segment rates in a single projected image to create high quality 3D stereo or multi-viewer imaging with no motion artifacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: BRASS ROOTS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley William Walker, Gregory Scott Vestal, Frank Joseph Poradish
  • Patent number: 11294234
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel and an optical modulator. The display panel includes a plurality of pixels. The optical modulator is disposed over the display panel and includes a plurality of optical modulation units. The optical modulator modulates light emitted from the display panel to corresponding directions. A slant angle of the optical modulator is between 45° and 90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: InnoLux Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Sumi, Keiko Edo, Hao-Yu Liou
  • Patent number: 11290701
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a process that includes obtaining three-dimensional image content having first and second images. The first and second images include first and second numbers of pixels. The first and second images are arranged according to a shared coordinate system to portray different perspectives of a common scene. A first portion of pixels are removed from the first image based on a filtering of the first image, resulting in a first remaining number of pixels. A second portion of pixels are removed from the second image based on positions of the first portion of pixels in the shared coordinate system, resulting in a second remaining number of pixels. The first remaining portion of pixels is combined with the second remaining portion of pixels to form a transport frame for delivery to a media processor. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Pierre Costa, Ahmad Ansari
  • Patent number: 11283983
    Abstract: A system for providing virtual pan-tilt-zoom, PTZ, video functionality video to a plurality of users (60a-60c) over a data network (30) is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SPIIDEO AB
    Inventors: Magnus Linderoth, Håkan Ardö, Klas Josephson
  • Patent number: 11282227
    Abstract: A trailer assist system for a vehicle includes a camera disposed at a rear portion of a vehicle and viewing a trailer hitch disposed at the vehicle. A control includes an image processor that processes image data captured by the camera that is representative of images of the trailer hitch viewed by the camera. The control, responsive to processing at the control of image data captured by the camera, detects a feature of the trailer hitch at determines Cartesian coordinates of the trailer hitch location and transforms the Cartesian coordinates of the detected feature to cylindrical coordinates. The control, responsive at least in part to determining the cylindrical coordinates of the detected feature, determines a three-dimensional location of the trailer hitch at the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Nikhil Gupta, Galina Okouneva, Hilda Faraji, Jyothi P. Gali
  • Patent number: 11272168
    Abstract: The present application provides a three-dimensional display apparatus for providing a plurality of view points to a view zone. The three-dimensional display apparatus includes a display panel configured to display a plurality of first sub-images respectively in a plurality of display sub-regions and display a plurality of second sub-images respectively in the plurality of display sub-regions; a main lens configured to focus each of the plurality of first sub-images to a first view point and focus each of the plurality of second sub-images to a second view point; a plurality of first light sources configured to provide back light for the display panel to respectively display the plurality of first sub-images, and a plurality of second light sources configured to provide back light for the display panel to respectively display the plurality of second sub-images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 11262848
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for reducing motion sickness in virtual reality (VR) of a user, comprising determining a pattern of force cue based on a motion signal of a locomotion in the VR, the pattern of force cue including a type of force cue, a position of application or a direction of application, a time of application, and an amplitude of force cue, and applying a force cue to a head of the user according to the pattern of force cue, wherein the force cue corresponds to an inertial force and/or a centrifugal force in connection with the motion signal. Also disclosed is a head-mounted device thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Neng-Hao Yu, Yen-Yang Chen
  • Patent number: 11263794
    Abstract: Disclosed are a binocular see-through AR head-mounted device and an information displaying method thereof. Sight mapping relationship ? is preset in the head-mounted device, human eye spatial sight information data of a user is tracked and calculated by a sight tracking system, virtual information that needs to be displayed is displayed on the left and right lines of sight of the human eyes on the basis of a binocular see-through AR head-mounted device virtual image imaging principle and a human eye binocular vision principle, thus implementing accurate overlap of the virtual information to the proximity of the position of the fixation point of the human eyes, allowing a high degree of integration of the virtual information with the environment, and implementing enhanced virtual reality in the true sense. The present invention provides a simple solution, requires only the sight tracking system to complete the process, obviates the need for excessive hardware facilities, and is inexpensive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: CHENGDU IDEALSEE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qinhua Huang, Haitao Song, Xinyu Li
  • Patent number: 11243410
    Abstract: A display device comprises a projection device projecting a display image, an aerial imaging element, and a distribution mechanism in which distribution units are arranged at a given interval. An interval between the distribution units is determined according to a relationship between a number of view point pixels constituting a pixel unit, a number of pixel units, a distance from the pixel unit at a center to the pixel unit at an edge, a distance from a distribution unit at a center to the distribution unit at an edge, a pitch of the view point pixel, an angle of light from the pixel unit at the center emitted to the distribution unit, and an angle of the emitted light, an angle of light from the pixel unit at the edge emitted to the distribution unit, and an angle of the emitted light, a distance between the projection device and the distribution units, a refractive index of the distribution mechanism, a distance between the real image and an optimal viewing position for a viewer, and a projection width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignees: WUHAN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., TIANMA JAPAN, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsushi Sato, Kazunori Masumura, Koji Shigemura
  • Patent number: 11237948
    Abstract: The subject matter discloses a system for testing an application or a game build on top of a rendering engine, the system comprises an agent configured for running on a first computing device; the first computing device is configured for running the game or said application; a test framework installable on a second computing device, the test framework is configured for receiving one or more instructions related to a test of said game or the application from a user and for transmitting the one or more instructions to the agent; wherein the agent is further configured for communicating with the test framework for extracting one or more object properties of the game or the application in response to the one or more instructions and for providing to the test framework to access to the one or more object properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Lionbridge Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Artur Boniecki
  • Patent number: 11233982
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a display control device, a display control method, and a recording medium capable of performing more reliable stereoscopic viewing. Whether or not a condition for generating erroneous fusion on a presented image is satisfied on the basis of the display mode of a plurality of display objects arranged side by side in one direction on the presented image at the time of displaying the presented image presented in three-dimensional space. The presented image is expressed by an image for a right eye and an image for a left eye for stereoscopic viewing by using fusion in which the image for a right eye and the image for a left eye are superimposed and recognized as one image. Then, control of applying a predetermined effect to display of the presented image is performed on the basis of the determination result. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a stereoscopic display system using a head-mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Nakano
  • Patent number: 11226493
    Abstract: A system for displaying three dimensional (3D) images. The system includes a 3D display operating in a first state to display a 3D image by outputting light into a viewing space and operating in a second state in which the 3D image is not displayed. The system further includes a screen element positioned between the 3D display and the viewing space. The screen element reflects light from the viewing space to appear opaque to a viewer in the viewing space when the 3D display operates in the second state. The screen element transmits the light output by the 3D display, whereby the 3D display image is perceivable by the viewer in the viewing space. The screen element includes a sheet of mesh or netting material that transmits light output by the 3D display through its pores or openings and may be a planar sheet of scrim, tulle, or chiffon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Joseph, Jessica Anne Klouda, Donald Leo Matz, Jacob A. Ellis
  • Patent number: 11227160
    Abstract: Concepts for detecting a scene transition in video footage are presented. One example comprises, for each of a plurality of different frames of video footage, obtaining a value of a confidence measure associated with a detected object in the frame. A scene transition in the video footage is then detected based on the obtained values of the confidence measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Jesse Wood, Daniel Thomas Cunnington, Eunjin Lee, Giacomo Giuseppe Chiarella
  • Patent number: 11227374
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, an apparatus for real-time object detection in an image captured by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) including an image splitter configured to receive an input image and split the input image into a left image and a right image; and an object detector configured to detect an object from each of the left image and the right image provided from the image splitter is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: KWANGWOON UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COLLABORATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Seong Kyun Han, Ji Sang Yoo, Soon Chul Kwon
  • Patent number: 11218682
    Abstract: Encoding and streaming methods and apparatus are described. Objects in negative parallax in frame pairs, e.g., pairs of left and right eye images forming a stereoscopic image, are identified. An amount of negative parallax reduction implemented depends, in some embodiments, on the data rate being used for encoding and/or the amount of negative parallax detected in the frame pair to be encoded. The lower the supported data rate the greater the reduction in negative parallax in some embodiments. In some, but not all, embodiments objects in positive parallax, e.g., objects appearing to go into the page, are not subject to parallax reduction. When a lowest supported data rate is used mono encoding is used and parallax reduction steps are skipped. The same frame pair is encoded multiple times at different data rates. Different amounts of negative parallax reduction are performed for at least some of the different supported data rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Nevermind Capital LLC
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss
  • Patent number: 11200704
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, encoding a point cloud in a first frame of volumetric video in an octree format and identifying a first group of points of the point cloud, resulting in a first base layer including a base layer, a first enhancement layer and a second enhancement layer. Each layer includes different points from the point cloud, with the second enhancement layer including all points in each octet of leaf nodes in the octree format of the point cloud that are not in the base layer and the first enhancement layer. The first base layer of the point cloud is provided over a communication network to a media device and the first enhancement layer is also provided responsive to a determination of sufficient available bandwidth in the communication network. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Cheuk Yiu Ip, Jackson Jarrell Pair
  • Patent number: 11202104
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus specifies that material data for generating a virtual-viewpoint content at what time is stored in a storage device that stores a plurality of material data for generating a virtual-viewpoint content; and outputs, based on a result of the specification, information for causing an image to be displayed, the image indicating a time at which a virtual-viewpoint content can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazufumi Onuma
  • Patent number: 11195322
    Abstract: To prevent an object that should exist in a virtual viewpoint video image from disappearing. The image processing apparatus generates three-dimensional shape data on a moving object from images based on image capturing from a plurality of viewpoints and outputs the data to the apparatus that generates a virtual viewpoint video image. Then, in a case where it is not possible to generate three-dimensional shape data on an object that behaves as the moving object during a part of the period of the image capturing, three-dimensional shape data on the object generated in the past is output to the apparatus that generates a virtual viewpoint video image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takeshi Furukawa
  • Patent number: 11195257
    Abstract: An image processing method includes the steps of acquiring a first image obtained by imaging an object space through a first pupil in an optical system, and a second image obtained by imaging the object space through a second pupil different from the first pupil in the optical system, and generating a blur reshaped image in which a blur caused by a defocus is reshaped based on the first image and the second image using a neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihito Hiasa