Stereoscopic Display Device Patents (Class 348/51)
  • Patent number: 10969741
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller that controls formation of an image to be formed in air so that the image and a user do not overlap each other in a space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 10970882
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a machine-readable medium, comprising executable instructions that, when executed by a processing system including a processor, facilitate performance of operations including receiving a base layer of a first frame of a point cloud of a volumetric video encoded in an octree format over a communication network; receiving a first enhancement layer of the first frame of the point cloud of the volumetric video encoded in the octree format responsive to available sufficient bandwidth in the communication network for delivery of the first enhancement layer; receiving a second enhancement layer of the first frame of the point cloud of the volumetric video encoded in the octree format responsive to available sufficient bandwidth in the communication network for delivery of the second enhancement layer; and rendering the first frame on a display device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Cheuk Yiu Ip, Jackson Jarrell Pair
  • Patent number: 10965968
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for providing a stereoscopic 3D 360-degree virtual reality (VR) service based on a hybrid network. According to a detailed embodiment of the present invention, standardizing and multiplexing based on an ATSC 3.0 protocol for a base layer stream, an enhancement layer stream, and a stereoscopic stream which are derived from a high resolution left eye image and a high resolution right eye image which are captured by 360-degree cameras may be performed by performing MPD signaling, and thus realistic media such as HD and UHD resolution 360-degree VR broadcast services, stereoscopic 3D 360-degree VR services, etc. may be provided. In addition, system complexity may be reduced by deriving a base layer stream, an enhancement layer stream, and a stereoscopic stream by using one encoder, and thus compression efficiency may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FDN. FOR RES.&BUS., SEOUL NAT. UNIV. OF SCI.&TECH.
    Inventors: Dong Ho Kim, Dongho You
  • Patent number: 10962798
    Abstract: An electronic product with a stereoscopic display device includes a main body and a stereoscopic display device. The main body includes a housing and a circuit unit. The circuit unit is disposed in the housing. The housing has an accommodating slot. The stereoscopic display device is disposed in the accommodating slot. The stereoscopic display device includes a flat panel display, a lens array layer and a microstructure layer. The lens array layer is disposed on a display surface of the flat panel display. The lens array layer is configured to adjust light field. The microstructure layer is disposed on the lens array layer. The microstructure layer is configured to modulate a direction of light. The stereoscopic display device is configured to display a stereo image that is floating in mid-air. Accordingly, a user can naturally see the stereo image floating in mid-air at an oblique viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CheRay Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiang Yang, Yi-Pai Huang, Chih-Hung Ting, Kai-Chieh Chang, Jui-Yi Wu
  • Patent number: 10962797
    Abstract: An aerial image display device includes a display component, an imaging component, and a first limiter. The display component has a display surface for displaying an image. The imaging component has a first reflecting surface and a second reflecting surface that are arranged perpendicular to each other along an image formation plane of the imaging component. The imaging component forms an aerial image of the image in a display area that is symmetrical with the display surface with respect to the image formation plane. The first limiter is disposed closer to the display component than the imaging component. The first limiter limits an incident angle of incident light incident on the imaging component. The first reflection surface and the second reflection surface are inclined by an angle between 30° and 60° with respect to a median plane that includes a perpendicular of each of the display surface and the image formation plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ito, Fuminori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10963140
    Abstract: A method and system for presentation of an augmented reality experience is disclosed. The method for producing the augmented reality viewing experience comprises viewing real-world objects such as 2D and 3D works of art or other objects through a portable device such as a smart phone, tablet or augmented reality goggles. An augmented reality application controlling the augmented reality experience prompts the viewer to begin the experience. Both three-dimensional and two-dimensional multi-media presentations, such as an animation telling a story related to the real-world object are displayed on the portable device in one or more virtual screens anchored to the real-world object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: John William Marr
  • Patent number: 10957050
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for technology that partitions a three-dimensional (3D) scene into a plurality of layers including at least a foreground layer and a background layer. Additionally, the foreground layer may be rendered at a first rate and the background layer may be rendered at a second frame rate, wherein the first frame rate is greater than the second frame rate. In one example, the foreground layer and the background layer are composited into a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Hugues Labbe, Tomer Bar-On, John G. Gierach, Gabor Liktor, Andrew T. Lauritzen
  • Patent number: 10951909
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a reproduction device, a reproduction method, and a recording medium that enable content having a wide dynamic range of brightness to be displayed with an appropriate brightness. A recording medium, on which the reproduction device of an aspect of the present technology performs reproduction, records coded data of an extended video that is a video having a second brightness range that is wider than a first brightness range, brightness characteristic information that represents a brightness characteristic of the extended video, and brightness conversion definition information used when performing a brightness conversion of the extended video to a standard video that is a video having the first brightness range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Kazuo Yamamoto, Toshiya Hamada, Kuniaki Takahashi, Shinobu Hattori
  • Patent number: 10948771
    Abstract: A liquid-crystal display device has a display that includes a display face, a plurality of first light sources, each of which emits a first light to a face on an opposite side of the display face, a second light source that differs from the first light source and emits a second light, and a scanner that scans the second light in the face. The scanner scans the second light in a predetermined region within a region to which the first light is irradiated. The second light overlaps the first lights in the predetermined region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Akihisa Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10948631
    Abstract: An optical system includes a first beam shifter and a second beam shifter configured to couple with one or more display screens. The first beam shifter is configured to shift first light from a first portion of the one or more display screens in a first direction, and the second beam shifter is configured to shift second light from a second portion of the one or more display screens in a second direction that is distinct from the first direction. The second portion of the one or more display screens does not overlap with the first portion of the one or more display screens. Also disclosed are a method for increasing an effective interpupillary distance of light provided by a display screen, and a head-mounted display including the above-described optical system and one or more display screens configured to project light through the optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Youngshik Yoon
  • Patent number: 10936124
    Abstract: An interactive projection system and an interactive projection method are provided. The interactive projection method includes: generating a virtual image by using a projector; detecting an object on the virtual image by using a depth camera, wherein the object corresponds to a virtual scene; detecting a drawing operation corresponding to the virtual image by using the depth camera; and projecting the virtual scene on the virtual image in response to the object being placed on the virtual image, and generating a block on the virtual image according to the drawing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Xiu-Yu Lin, Ting-Hsiang Lan, Chiao-Tsu Chiang, Ya-Fang Hsu
  • Patent number: 10937179
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and process for utilizing dual complementary pattern illumination of a scene when performing depth reconstruction of the scene are described. The method may include projecting a first reference image and a complementary second reference image on a scene, and capturing first image data and second image data including the first reference image and the complementary second reference image on the scene. The method may also include identifying features of the first reference image from features of the complementary second reference image. Furthermore, the method may include performing three-dimensional (3D) scene reconstruction for image data captured by the imaging device based on the identified features in the first reference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Vidya Ganapati, Eden Rephaeli
  • Patent number: 10936051
    Abstract: Power management systems and methods for gesture recognition in virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (xR) applications is described. In an illustrative, non-limiting embodiment, an Information Handling System (IHS) may include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the processor, cause the IHS to: receive frames captured by a camera of a Head-Mounted Device (HMD) worn by a user in an xR application, wherein the HMD is coupled to a plurality of infrared (IR) emitters; identify a state of a gesture sequence being performed by the user based upon the frames; and select a level of illumination provided by the plurality of IR emitters in response to the state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Vivek Viswanathan Iyer, Yagiz Can Yildiz, Christopher A. Torres
  • Patent number: 10939136
    Abstract: A method for operating a display device is disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for displaying images or films via a display device includes emitting, for each radiation direction, a partial image composed of sub-pixels of all pixels belonging to this radiation direction and receiving control data for at least some of the sub-pixels at the display device by a data compression algorithm, wherein the data compression algorithm comprises a delta coding, wherein the delta coding includes an initial value, wherein the initial value includes one of the partial images defined as a main image, wherein at least some of the remaining partial images are received as deviations from the main image, and wherein edges of a three-dimensional object to be displayed are excluded from data compression when merging surfaces enclose a real angle of 135° or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GMBH
    Inventors: Juergen Moosburger, Hubert Halbritter, Peter Brick, Mikko Perälä
  • Patent number: 10930083
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include an apparatus comprising a recognition unit that recognizes a real object in an image. The apparatus may further comprises a determining unit that determines a stability indicator indicating a stability of the recognition, and a display control unit that modifies a display of a virtual object according to the stability indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunichi Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10924725
    Abstract: A method of reducing an alignment error between a user device and lenticular lenses to view a glass-free stereoscopic image includes: (a) providing an angle adjustable user interface configured to display at least one interference pattern line and a reference line in a display area of the user device where the lenticular lenses attach; (b) receiving a user input to adjust a slant angle of the interference pattern line to the reference line; and (c) displaying the interference pattern line with an changed slant angle in response to the user input and defining a slant angle of the pixel line according to the changed interference pattern line. The pixel line is configured to include multiple lines represented by multiple pixels that constitute the display area of the user device and has a specific slant. The lens line refers to a pattern of multiple lines formed by multiple convex lenses that constitute the lenticular lenses and the interference pattern line is formed by the lens line and the pixel line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: MOPIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chang Bong Shin
  • Patent number: 10921830
    Abstract: A stability controlled system includes a computing platform having a hardware processor, a memory storing a software code, a moveable component, and a tilt sensor. The hardware processor executes the software code to monitor the tilt sensor to determine whether the system is at a tilt with respect to a support surface for the system. When the tilt sensor is sensing the tilt with respect to the support surface: when the moveable component is off, the software code prevents the moveable component from turning on, and when the moveable component is on, the software code performs one of (a) turning off the moveable component, and (b) slowing down a regular rate of motion of the moveable component. When the tilt sensor is not sensing the tilt with respect to the support surface, the software code permits the moveable component to be turned on and have the regular rate of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford Wong, Nathan D. Nocon
  • Patent number: 10917683
    Abstract: A show system or in-room entertainment or show system configured to provide engaging and immersive multimedia shows or presentations in nearly any space (or “room”) that is defined by one or more walls. The in-room show system generally includes a controller for selectively operating a display device (e.g., a television or the like), a video projector, an audio system (e.g., one or more speakers), and other show components (e.g., one or more lights, a fan, a mechanical device, and so on). Media content is predefined for the room, and the controller operates (such as in response to a triggering switch or remote control device that may take the form of a show prop activated by someone in the room) to serve the media content to tell a story and/or magically transform the space into a multidimensional and immersive entertainment space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Reichow, Jeffrey L. Voris, John David Smith, Zachery W. Kennedy, Preston Timothy Landry
  • Patent number: 10912634
    Abstract: A method and system for designing a dental appliance for an individual. A 3D model of the individual's features including a portion of their face and arches is displayed on a 3D display. The 3D model includes an augmented reality dental appliance. The 3D model can be manipulated by inputs detected by a motion sensor, a brain-computer interface, both, or other sensors. In response to gestures neural activity, or other inputs, the augmented reality dental appliance or other aspects of the 3D model are modified. The 3D model is updated in response to the modified dental appliance or other changes, and repositioned to provide an updated 3D model. The updated 3D model is displayed on the 3D display. This system and method facilitates modification of the augmented reality dental appliance and observation of the resulting aesthetic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Trispera Dental Inc.
    Inventors: George Cowburn, Steven Cowburn, Erin Lenore Derraugh
  • Patent number: 10909765
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for providing various types of information to a vehicle driver. Such information can be used by the vehicle driver singularly or in conjunction with other information available to the vehicle driver in order to allow the driver to operate the vehicle in an increasingly safe manner and/or to reduce the likelihood of property damage and/or possible bodily injuries to the driver, etc. In some instances, such information is presented to the driver as an augmented reality environment such that the driver can “see through” objects that may be occluding the driver's vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: PACCAR INC
    Inventors: Andrew Paul Harbach, Bruce Lee
  • Patent number: 10904516
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) system may include a HMD with a housing and a pair of display panels, mounted within the housing, that are counterrotated in orientation. A compositor of the HMD system may also be configured to provide camera pose data with counterrotated camera orientations to an executing application (e.g., a video game application), and to resample the frames received from the application, with or without rotational adjustments in the clockwise and counterclockwise directions depending on whether the display panels of the HMD are upright-oriented or counterrotated in orientation. A combined approach may use the counterrotated camera orientations in combination with counterrotated display panels to provide a HMD with optimized display performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Valve Corporation
    Inventor: Jeremy Adam Selan
  • Patent number: 10896017
    Abstract: A display system is provided. The display system includes a first display panel, a second display panel, and a processing unit. The first display panel is configured to display a first content. The second display panel is configured to display a second content, where a gap is between a frame of the first display panel and a frame of the second display panel, and the first content and the second content share a same 3D world coordinate. The processing unit is configured to establish a scene, where the scene is jointly displayed by the first content rendered in the first display panel and the second content rendered in the second display panel. The scene includes a third content that is not shown on the first display panel or the second display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Yu-Sian Jiang
  • Patent number: 10893800
    Abstract: An object is to simply and easily evaluate differences in behavior of the eyes of subjects. A binocular measurement system 1 includes a photodetector 7 that detects reflected light from the right eye ER and the left eye EL of a subject, and outputs image signal of the reflected light, a feature amount calculating unit 11 that calculates a feature amount corresponding to the right eye ER and a feature amount corresponding to the left eye EL based on the image signal, and a comparison value calculating unit 13 that calculates, based on the two feature amounts, a comparison value obtained by comparing the two feature amounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Kazutaka Suzuki, Munenori Takumi, Naotoshi Hakamata, Haruyoshi Toyoda, Yoshinori Matsui
  • Patent number: 10896536
    Abstract: A method of operating a data processing system is disclosed for a data processing system that comprises a display and a display controller operable to provide to the display data in respect of output surfaces to be displayed. The method comprises, when an output surface is to be displayed, the display controller providing to the display data in respect of the output surface in the form of image data and image modification data, and the display using the image data and the image modification data when producing an output surface for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Daren Croxford, Sharjeel Saeed, Jayavarapu Srinivasa Rao, Ozgur Ozkurt, Dominic Hugo Symes
  • Patent number: 10893219
    Abstract: A preferred method of acquiring virtual or augmented reality (VAR) scenes can include at a plurality of locations of interest, providing one or more users with a predetermined pattern for image acquisition with an image capture device and for each of the one or more users, in response to a user input, acquiring at least one image at the location of interest. The method of the preferred embodiment can also include for each of the one or more users, in response to the acquisition of at least one image, providing the user with feedback to ensure a complete acquisition of the virtual or augmented reality scene; and receiving at a remote database, from each of the one or more users, one or more VAR scenes. One variation of the method of the preferred embodiment can include providing game mechanics to promote proper image acquisition and promote competition between users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Zeis Newhouse, Terrence Edward McArdle, Amir Akbarzadeh
  • Patent number: 10890769
    Abstract: A display device includes a waveguide assembly comprising a waveguide configured to outcouple light out of a major surface of the waveguide to form an image in the eyes of a user. An adaptive lens assembly has a major surface facing the output surface and a waveplate lens and a switchable waveplate assembly. The switchable waveplate assembly includes quarter-wave plates on opposing sides of a switchable liquid crystal layer, and electrodes on the quarter-wave plates in the volume between the quarter-wave plates. The electrodes can selectively establish an electric field and may serve as an alignment structure for molecules of the liquid crystal layer. Portions of the adaptive lens assembly may be manufactured by roll-to-roll processing in which a substrate roll is unwound, and alignment layers and liquid crystal layers are formed on the substrate as it moves towards a second roller, to be wound on that second roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Matthew Patterson, Chulwoo Oh, Ravi Kumar Komanduri, Charles Scott Carden, Michael Nevin Miller, Vikramjit Singh, Shuqiang Yang
  • Patent number: 10887478
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller. The controller performs control to provide a notification of a function interrelated with information in a depth direction of an image being displayed in mid-air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 10869022
    Abstract: An autostereoscopic multi-view display system includes a projector; a display; and a reflector arranged to reflect light rays projecting from the projector onto the display for providing a multi-view image on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Miu Ling Lam, Bin Chen, Lingyan Ruan
  • Patent number: 10866321
    Abstract: To improve a distance measurement accuracy by combining a plurality of distance measuring methods while avoiding interference of projection light. A light source projection unit projects intensity-modulated spatial pattern light. A time-of-flight distance measurement camera measures a distance to an object on the basis of a time of flight of a modulated component included in reflected light of the spatial pattern light from the object. A spatial information distance measurement camera measures a distance to the object on the basis of spatial information included in the reflected light. A depth synthesizing unit synthesizes measurement results of the distances in the time-of-flight distance measurement camera and the spatial information distance measurement camera to determine a depth value of each pixel position of an image imaged by the time-of-flight distance measurement camera or the spatial information distance measurement camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Hideshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10860850
    Abstract: An iris-based authentication method is provided. The method includes emitting light of an infrared wavelength band and obtaining an image based on the light of the infrared wavelength band, determining whether a specified condition is satisfied, if the specified condition is satisfied, performing user authentication (e.g., complex authentication) based on at least part of a face image and an iris image of the image that a biometric sensor obtains, or, if the specified condition is not satisfied, performing the user authentication (e.g., iris-only authentication) based on the iris image in the image that the biometric sensor obtains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang Hyun Lee, Ju Woan Yoo, Hee Jun Lee, Dae Kyu Shin, Ji Yoon Park
  • Patent number: 10859219
    Abstract: A lighting fixture having a generally cuboid main housing elongated in a longitudinal direction, a light source for emitting light, and a solid light tube of light-permeable material mounted in the main housing for receiving the light. The light tube is elongated in the longitudinal direction and includes a light-emitting surface having generally linear, elongated prisms extending in the longitudinal direction for refracting the light. The lighting fixture also includes a reflecting surface elongated in the longitudinal direction and at least partially facing the light-emitting surface for receiving the refracted light and reflecting the refracted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Caitlin Mary Butala, David John Rector, Connie Anna Steadman
  • Patent number: 10863059
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an imaging system includes selecting a golden sample camera module, an upper sample camera module, and a lower sample camera module from a population of camera modules; measuring a golden sample non-uniformity profile at a plurality of CCTs for the golden sample camera module; measuring an upper sample non-uniformity profile at the plurality of CCTs for the upper sample camera module; measuring a lower sample non-uniformity profile at the plurality of CCTs for the lower sample camera module; calculating an anchor non-uniformity profile at each CCT for the population of camera modules by a weighted average of the golden sample non-uniformity profile, the upper sample non-uniformity profile, and the lower sample non-uniformity profile at each CCT; and storing a plurality of anchor non-uniformity profiles in a hardware storage device of the imaging system including a first camera module of the population of camera modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Vickrant Jaywant Zunjarrao
  • Patent number: 10860889
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods related to using machine learning to determine depth maps for dual pixel images of objects are provided. A computing device can receive a dual pixel image of at least a foreground object. The dual pixel image can include a plurality of dual pixels. A dual pixel of the plurality of dual pixels can include a left-side pixel and a right-side pixel that both represent light incident on a single dual pixel element used to capture the dual pixel image. The computing device can be used to train a machine learning system to determine a depth map associated with the dual pixel image. The computing device can provide the trained machine learning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yael Pritch Knaan, Marc Levoy, Neal Wadhwa, Rahul Garg, Sameer Ansari, Jiawen Chen
  • Patent number: 10855980
    Abstract: [Problem] Both the synchronization between multiple devices for the timing in which a left-eye image and a right-eye image forming a medical image are displayed and the suppression of the delay in presenting an image to a predetermined viewer are enabled. [Solution] A medical-image display control device includes: a display controller that controls a medical image so as to be displayed on a slave-side display unit; and an acquiring unit that acquires, from another device including a master-side display unit different from the slave-side display unit, a synchronization signal that corresponds to timing in which the other device displays a left-eye image and a right-eye image on the master-side display unit, and the display controller controls a left-eye image and a right-eye image so as to be displayed on the slave-side display unit in a time-division manner in accordance with the acquired synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Shinji Katsuki
  • Patent number: 10838189
    Abstract: An operating microscope produces an observation image of an object region for an observer. The operating microscope has an eyepiece for observing the observation image of the object region in an intermediate image plane and it contains an imaging optical unit for producing an optical image of the object region in the intermediate image plane by way of an optical object region imaging beam path that is guided from the object region into the intermediate image plane. In the operating microscope, there is a switchable optical assembly for selectively clearing and interrupting the optical object region imaging beam path and an image sensor for capturing an image of the object region by way of an optical image sensor beam path that is guided from the object region to the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Alois Regensburger, Christoph Hauger
  • Patent number: 10834382
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program, the information processing apparatus including: a control unit that determines a display method for an object in a virtual space on a basis of a positional relationship between the object and a viewpoint. A binocular parallax regarding the object which is to be imparted to a user varies depending on the determined display method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akane Yano, Tsubasa Tsukahara, Tomohisa Tanaka, Ryo Fukazawa, Kenji Sugihara
  • Patent number: 10834459
    Abstract: An information processor includes: a user information acquiring unit acquiring user information for identifying a user; a display; a viewing time measuring unit measuring a viewing time during which a previously-registered user views contents information on the display; and a controller. The controller determines whether the user is the registered user, based on the user information and registered user information for identifying the registered user. When the user is the registered user, the controller causes the display to display the contents information, causes the viewing time measuring unit to measure the viewing time, compares a cumulative viewing time that is a total of the viewing times cumulated within a period of time with a viewing limit time that is a previously-set upper limit of the cumulative viewing time, and gives the registered user a warning when the cumulative viewing time is equal to or longer than the viewing limit time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Mayumi Nakade, Takashi Matsubara
  • Patent number: 10810774
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus mounted on a vehicle is provided. The electronic apparatus includes an output unit configured to output driving information on the vehicle, a sensor configured to sense a gaze of a user in the vehicle, and a processor configured to, in response to a position on a plane of the sensed gaze being included in a specific region, control the output unit to output the driving information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-sung Lee, Tae-young Na, Kang-won Jeon
  • Patent number: 10812783
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and computer program product for displaying information. A display system comprises a display device with pixels, a lenticular lens system, a sensor system, and a controller. The lenticular lens system is located on the pixels in the display device. The sensor system is positioned to detect a position of eyes of an authorized user with respect to the display device. The controller determines an authorized viewing angle of each lenticular lens to the eyes of the authorized user in the lenticular lens system using the position of the eyes of the authorized user and turns on a set of the pixels such that the authorized user sees information at the authorized viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Madhav Peri, Charles Paul Hofer, James K. Wong, Tony Sawan
  • Patent number: 10812784
    Abstract: A light field display apparatus and a method for calibrating a display image thereof are provided. The method for calibrating a display image includes: dividing a display image to generate a plurality of block images; displaying the block images by a display, and passing the block images through a light field device to generate a combination image; providing an image capturer to capture the combination image, and comparing the display image and the combination image to generate error information; receiving user parameters; and adjusting at least one of the block images in the display image according to the user parameters and the error information. Without providing a mechanical adjustment device, the light field display apparatus of the invention can compensate for display errors that may be caused by the device-internal parameters and the user parameters, which not only enhances display quality, but also enhances convenience in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chuan-Chung Chang, Hsin-Hsiang Lo, Fu-Ming Chuang
  • Patent number: 10812763
    Abstract: An image projection apparatus includes: a projector; and a projection control apparatus. The projector projects an image. The projection control apparatus causes the projector to project a processing information regarding a processing or an assembly information regarding an assembly performed for a target to be manufactured on a surface of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Suzuki, Iwao Murata, Yuichi Nagai, Yasunori Shibao, Marosuke Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10798422
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and articles are described herein related to video coding with post-processing indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Jill M. Boyce
  • Patent number: 10798288
    Abstract: A multi-camera electronic device and a control method thereof are proposed. The method includes the following steps. At least one camera of the electronic device is used for scene detection to generate photographing analysis information. All the photographing analysis information is collected, and joint photographing information including a joint target is generated through a communication process among all the cameras. An individual photographing parameter of each camera is generated according to the joint photographing information. Each camera is controlled to capture an image of the scene by using its individual photographing parameter to respectively generate a corresponding output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Altek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Hong-Long Chou, Shih-Yuan Peng, Hsin-Te Wang, Kai-Yu Tseng, Wen-Yan Chang
  • Patent number: 10775742
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for processing a holographic image. The apparatus calculates a first calculation result with respect to an image for the left eye and a first calculation result with respect to an image for the right eye and stores the results at different memory addresses of a storage. Thereafter, the apparatus calculates values of a waveform of light to be modulated by a spatial light modulator by performing a second calculation that uses all of the first calculation results stored in the storage. An image window of the image for the left eye and an image window of the image for the right eye are spatially separated from each other by the apparatus in a viewing window of a hologram image reproduced via the spatial light modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Juwon Seo, Wontaek Seo, Hoon Song, Jungkwuen An, Hongseok Lee
  • Patent number: 10764564
    Abstract: According to one implementation, a stereoscopic image display system includes a computing platform having one or more hardware processor(s), a system memory storing a software code, an autostereoscopic display, and a user tracking unit controlled by the hardware processor(s). The hardware processor(s) execute the software code to utilize the user tracking unit to detect a left eye location and a right eye location of a user of the stereoscopic image display system, and to determine a left eye image and a right eye image corresponding to an output image of a content being played out by the stereoscopic image display system based on the respective left eye location and right eye location of the user. The hardware processor(s) further execute the software code to render the left eye image and the right eye image using the autostereoscopic display to generate a three-dimensional (3D) image of the output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises Inc.
    Inventors: Eric C. Haseltine, Nathan Nocon, Elliott Baumbach, Clifford Wong, Jonathan R. Hsu, Michael P. Goslin
  • Patent number: 10755616
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a grating and a method for manufacturing the same, a method for driving a grating, and a naked eye three-dimensional display system. The grating includes a simplest grating and a driving signal line, the simplest grating is composed of a plurality of grating units arranged in sequence, the driving signal lines are connected to the grating units, and the driving signal line is configured to transmit a driving signal to each one of the plurality of grating units according to different resolutions so as to drive each grating unit to present a light penetration state or a light blocking state such that a grating constant corresponding to the resolution is obtained by the simplest grating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xingyou Luo, Shijun Wang, Xi Chen, Wenjun Xiao
  • Patent number: 10738981
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an LED lighting device for a mobile phone. The LED lighting device for a mobile phone includes a main body to which power is supplied, a fixing portion that is provided at a lower portion of the main body and is detachably coupled to a mobile phone, a lighting unit that is rotatably connected to a front of the main body and emits light when DC power is applied thereto, and a connection bar that connects the main body to the lighting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HASS CORP.
    Inventors: Yongsu Kim, Hyunjun Jeon, Kyungsik Oh, Youngpyo Hong, Hyungbong Lim, Joonhyung Kim, Sungmin Kim, Siwon Son
  • Patent number: 10735698
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for determining a resampler for resampling or converting non-Bayer patter color filter array image data to Bayer pattern image data. An example device may include a camera having an image sensor with a non-Bayer pattern color filter array configured to capture non-Bayer pattern image data for an image. The example device also may include a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor may be configured to receive the non-Bayer pattern image data from the image sensor, divide the non-Bayer pattern image data into portions, determine a sampling filter corresponding to the portions, and determine, based on the determined sampling filter, a resampler for converting non-Bayer pattern image data to Bayer-pattern image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hasib Ahmed Siddiqui, Kalin Mitkov Atanassov, Sergiu Radu Goma
  • Patent number: 10733362
    Abstract: An editing apparatus includes a processor and a memory. The processor performs processes. The processes include causing a print image to be displayed in a first area, and a mark and at least one portion of a target character string to be displayed in a second area. The processes include causing a selection image to be displayed in a third area. The processes include performing a first determination whether a corresponding block included in the print image overlaps with the selection image. The processes include causing the entire corresponding block to be displayed in a first residual area. The processes include performing a second determination whether the mark overlaps with the selection image. The processes include reducing a size of the target character string. The processes include causing the mark and at least one portion of a reduced character string to be displayed in a second residual area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Minako Ishida, Shinya Goto, Yasunori Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10718943
    Abstract: A large mirroring element is located in front of an occupant who sits in a front seat of an autonomous on-road vehicle. The large mirroring element provides the effect of reflecting light arriving from the occupant's direction. Optionally, a camera takes video of the outside environment in front of the occupant, sends the video to a computer that generates a representation of the outside environment in front of the occupant at eye level, and a display located in front of the occupant presents the representation to the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank