Interface Represented By 3d Space Patents (Class 715/848)
  • Patent number: 10339704
    Abstract: An image data processing method in an image processor includes: a vertex shader which determines, based on received vertex data of a polygon, positions on a display unit corresponding to the vertex data; a rasterizer which determines pixels on the display unit that are necessary to display, on the display unit, an image in which a designated texture is mapped on the polygon based on positions of apices on the display unit determined by the vertex shader; and a pixel shader which determines, whenever information indicating a position of an individual pixel on the display unit where to determine a pixel value is received from the rasterizer, a pixel value of the position through interpolation using values of prescribed texture pixels around the position to display, on the display unit, the image in which the designated texture is mapped on the polygon, and the pixel shader is as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: AXELL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuki Kyakuno
  • Patent number: 10324601
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improved integration of an overhead representation (e.g., a map) with a street view representation. A user interface with at least two regions is output for display to a user. One region includes an overhead representation of an area and an interactive control overlaid onto the overhead representation. Another region includes a street view perspective that has a point of view corresponding to a position and directional orientation of the interactive control. Information about a user input that adjusts the interactive control is received and the street view perspective is updated to track the control as it is adjusted. The field of view of the street view perspective may be reflected in the appearance of the interactive control. Additionally, the street view perspective may follow the location of a marker as it is moved around the overhead representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sreejit Unnikrishnan, Arijit De, Lalitesh Kumar Katragadda, Vihari Venkata Komaragiri
  • Patent number: 10311622
    Abstract: A method for virtual reality (VR) includes displaying a VR event in a view of a first VR position in a VR environment in a first period, wherein a user's VR avatar is at the first VR position in the first period; recording the VR event; and redisplaying the recorded VR event in a view of a second VR position in the VR environment in a second period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yi-Hsiu Chen
  • Patent number: 10250720
    Abstract: In a system and method for sharing items in an augmented and/or virtual reality environment, selected virtual items may be virtually propelled using, for example, a tossing or throwing motion, to a target recipient, so that the selected item may be shared with the target recipient without direct physical and/or virtual contact with the target recipient. Movement of a user's hand may be detected and tracked, so that the intended target recipient for the shared item may be identified based on a projected trajectory of a throwing motion of the user's hand. Associations between the user and different target recipients may cause different possible target recipients to exhibit different attractive forces, or different levels of magnetism, for particular items being tossed or thrown by a user for sharing, to further differentiate between the possible target recipients, and resolve recipient ambiguity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Manuel Christian Clement, Stefan Welker
  • Patent number: 10241643
    Abstract: Navigation of multiple information item hierarchies within a same application display pane or view is provided. Information items may be displayed in a customized collection of information items, for example, a “favorites” collection, that may be assembled from a variety of content sources and that may be persisted across a variety of information item views.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Erez Kikin-Gil, Mark Eugene Pearson, Vignesh Sachidanandam, Doreen Grieb, Patrick Malatack
  • Patent number: 10222395
    Abstract: A device has a storage and an information processor. The storage stores presentation information received from a server apparatus. The information processor reads the presentation information from the storage, and controls screen display on a notifier, based on the read presentation information. The screen display on the notifier includes map information of a predetermined region, information about at least one unit representing an occupied part in a unit ownership building that exists in the predetermined region or a building that exists in the predetermined region and that is a building other than a unit ownership building, and shaking-intensity information for each unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Ryo Yokoyama, Akiko Takamiya, Hayashi Ito, Hitoshi Nomura
  • Patent number: 10222945
    Abstract: A tumbler-style graphical user interfaces (TSGUI) facilitates high context rapid selection of content objects from at least tumbler components. Selection of content objects can relate to a path for a memory to access a related final information. The TSGUI can be employed in mobile computing devices, including telephonic mobile computing devices. Optionally, a TSGUI of a mobile device can facilitate access to content in relation to messaging applications native to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: RCS IP, LLC
    Inventors: Kristin Marie Pascal, Andrew Evan Klonsky, Matthew James Bailey
  • Patent number: 10210665
    Abstract: Input data consisting of sensory inputs received about a user, and a work of expression by a computing device. Detecting a work, and or capturing its content using input devices. Tracking user input as any one of movements, physiological signals or eye direction, or actions within their environment. Producing conceptual profiles as semantic values consisting of a characteristics and meaning of a works content. Aggregating at least one conceptual profile or user inputs and transforming them into new or modified content for a virtual environment. This modified content may reflect the work, and user actions may be synchronized with the work. Tracking user interactions with an environment modified through input data, may recursively produce content changes to the work, for example changing the words in a book or updating the story, as displayed on a connected electronic book or mobile device used for reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen Constantinides
  • Patent number: 10154244
    Abstract: A three dimensional system including a marker mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: VEFXi Corporation
    Inventor: Craig Peterson
  • Patent number: 10151599
    Abstract: An interactive viewing system of the present invention provides a user with a viewing duality in which a user is shown a floor plan, schematic layout, or other diagram on one side of a display and a visual representation, such as a digital image, corresponding to a selected portion of the schematic layout or diagram, on the other side of the same display. The user is presented with a current position marker and a directional indicator as they navigate through the schematic layout. At designated positions within the schematic layout, a corresponding image is concurrently displayed. In this manner, the user maintains a sense of where they are within the entire structure, while at the same time seeing images of the corresponding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Pamala Meador, Tony Meador
  • Patent number: 10147230
    Abstract: A method and system for improving three dimensional video visualization is provided. The method includes receiving a video file and extracting metadata and contextual analysis data of the video file. Dimensions describing attributes associated with the video file are identified and use case data comprising text data and associated metadata describing activities occurring is the video file is retrieved. The dimensions are associated with the use case data and a group of relevant dimensions are extracted from the use case data. The dimensions are correlated with the group of relevant dimensions and a group of common dimensions is extracted from the dimensions and group of relevant dimensions. Three dimensions are selected from the group of common dimensions and a three dimensional block structure illustrating the three dimensions and the remaining dimensions is generated and presented to a user via a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Ekambaram, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10140769
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device and method for providing three-dimensional (3D) map processing and a 3D map service. The electronic device includes a memory configured to store an image set and a map platform module which is functionally connected with the memory and is implemented with a processor. The map platform module is configured to obtain an image set comprising a plurality of images for a path on an external space surrounding the electronic device, to determine an area corresponding to an object included in the external space from at least one of the plurality of images, to obtain information about the object based on whether the object is configured to communicatively connect with the electronic device, and to display the information in association with the area through a display functionally connected with the electronic device. Other embodiments are also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Tae Kim, Shin-Jun Lee, Eun-Seon Noh, Sun-Kee Lee, Cheol-Ho Cheong, Hyung-Jin Park, Yo-Han Lee, Dong-Soo Han
  • Patent number: 10114455
    Abstract: The exemplary illustrative non-limiting technology herein enables 3D viewing on conventional 2D displays such as home television sets by tracking a person's viewpoint. Detecting a player's viewpoint movement to change the viewing of the displayed object gives the illusion that the object is physically present in three-dimensional space. Viewpoint movement detection can provide collision-related game logic benefits such as allowing a player to dodge projectiles, giving a game character an ability to “see” the player when not behind line-of-sight obstacles, and other advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Howard Cheng, William C. Newman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10114622
    Abstract: A method customizes a user-interface of a page-screen of a software application taking into account a customer requirement. The method includes providing, for a page-screen, a toolbar being a configurable graphic control, i.e. a configurable toolbar. The configurable toolbar contains a set of customizable buttons. Provided within the set of customizable buttons, is the possibility to add a forward smart navigation button which, if clicked, directs one to an additional page screen, from a source page to a target page. A graphic configuration tool enables the configuration of the configurable toolbar. The source page is explored so that the configurable toolbar is presented with the set of customizable buttons. A forward smart navigation button to direct to a selected target page is added. At engineering time, one associates to the smart navigation button, a URL address of the selected target page per the customer requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Paola Colletti, Stefano Noferi
  • Patent number: 10088802
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating a holographic image from a low resolution image transformed into a low resolution complex image that is interpolated into a high resolution image complex image. By transforming fewer pixels of the low resolution image, the amount of calculation may be reduced and the processing speed for generating the holographic image may be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuntae Kim, Hojung Kim, Hongseok Lee
  • Patent number: 10084846
    Abstract: A system for viewing at a client device a series of three-dimensional virtual views over the Internet of a volume visualization dataset contained on centralized databases employs a transmitter for securely sending volume visualization dataset from a remote location to the centralized database, more than one central data storage medium containing the volume visualization dataset, and a plurality of servers in communication with the centralized databases to create virtual views based on client requests. A resource manager load balances the servers, a security device controls communications between the client device and server and the resource manager and central storage medium. Physically secured sites house the components. A web application accepts at the remote location user requests for a virtual view of the volume visualization dataset, transmits the request to the servers, receives the resulting virtual view from the servers, and displays the resulting virtual view to the remote user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: AI VISUALIZE, INC.
    Inventor: Kovey Kovalan
  • Patent number: 10031608
    Abstract: A process for enabling objects displayed on a multi-input display device to be grouped together is disclosed that includes defining a target element that enables objects displayed on a multi-input display device to be grouped together through interaction with the target element. Operations are invoked that establish a relationship between a particular displayed object and a position on the target element and that causes transformations applied to the target element also to be applied to the particular displayed object while maintaining the relationship between the particular displayed object and the position on the target element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Philip L. Davidson
  • Patent number: 10026093
    Abstract: Participation by multiple users in an online game through client computing platforms associated with the users is facilitated. User accounts associated with the users indicate affiliations having a functional significance between users. Presentation of offers to sell virtual items are provided to users having a first affiliation and to users having a second affiliation. The virtual items associated with the offers are distributed to the users having a first affiliation upon an indication that a threshold number of users having the first affiliation have accepted the offer and are not distributed to users having a second affiliation upon an indication that a threshold number of users having the second affiliation have not accepted the offer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: John Kim, Kevin Lee, Kevin Chanthasiriphan, Wei-Ling Wu Deckinga, Tomi Huttula
  • Patent number: 10013137
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for enabling an unlimited multi-user desktop environment. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes a computing device hosting the desktop. Each user connects to the desktop through the same or different computing devices. Each user will, in their client-area, render a section of the unlimited sized multi-user desktop. The section can be the same or different for all users. In accordance with an embodiment, compatible objects can be allowed to render the same content at different content positions for each connected user. For example, a user can scroll on a shared webpage without impacting the scroll position for other users looking at the same window of the same webpage. Additional embodiments are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Datapath Limited
    Inventor: Anders Nancke-Krogh
  • Patent number: 9984170
    Abstract: A system and method links one or more disparate community awareness management (CAM) datasets for a community awareness program (CAP) with one or more spatial layers to create linked CAM datasets. One or more data attributes common to a CAM dataset and a spatial layer are identified, and the link is defined between the CAM dataset and the spatial layer. The spatial layer and the linked CAM dataset then may be queried using a single input query. Features from the spatial layer and features from the linked CAM dataset that match the query are generated for display. In one embodiment, a system and method manage CAP assets, transactions, interest areas for the CAP, and buffer areas for the CAP. An audience utility enables entering and maintaining audience data for the CAP. A journal utility enables making journal entries for one or more audience members, CAP assets, transactions, and/or other CAM data. A link document utility enables linking one or more documents to CAM data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CELERITASWORKS, LLC
    Inventors: Scott A. Evans, Robert L. Marshall, Brett A. Lester, Larry D. Miley
  • Patent number: 9928570
    Abstract: A measurement method and apparatus to make precise measurements on a touch screen device, such as a mobile device. A measuring tool is provided that that measures a quantity associated with an image being displayed on the touch screen. In response to a user selection, the measuring tool may be activated. A magnified view is presented that shows a position associated with a touch of, e.g., a user's finger so the user may fine-tune a start position of a measurement. The user's touch may be tracked from the start position to a current position during which time a dynamically updated display of the quantity being measured is presented. An ending measurement of the quantity is displayed in accordance with a removal of the touch at an end position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Calgary Scientific Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Todd Reed, Jonathan Neil Draper
  • Patent number: 9928629
    Abstract: Apparatus, including a retaining structure (54), positioned near a subject's eye that has a pupil with a diameter, an optical combiner (52A) mounted on the structure before the eye, and a pixelated screen (60A) having an array of variably transparent pixels coating the combiner. There is an image capturing device (68A) mounted on the structure to capture an image of a scene viewed by the eye, and a projector (64A) is mounted on the structure to project at least one of a portion of the captured image and a stored image onto a section of the screen at a selected location thereof. A processor (26) renders the screen section at least partially opaque, selects the section location in response to a region of interest in the scene identified by analysis of the captured image, and determines a dimension of the section in response to the pupil diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: AUGMEDICS LTD.
    Inventors: Nessi Benishti, Nissan Elimelech, Stuart Wolf, Elazar Gerland
  • Patent number: 9886793
    Abstract: A method and system for improving three dimensional video visualization is provided. The method includes receiving a video file and extracting metadata and contextual analysis data of the video file. Dimensions describing attributes associated with the video file are identified and use case data comprising text data and associated metadata describing activities occurring is the video file is retrieved. The dimensions are associated with the use case data and a group of relevant dimensions are extracted from the use case data. The dimensions are correlated with the group of relevant dimensions and a group of common dimensions is extracted from the dimensions and group of relevant dimensions. Three dimensions are selected from the group of common dimensions and a three dimensional block structure illustrating the three dimensions and the remaining dimensions is generated and presented to a user via a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Ekambaram, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 9785342
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for a flexible grid user interface for a handheld device. In an embodiment of the invention, a flexible grid display management method can be provided. The method can include generating a grid of different cells in a user interface in a handheld device, each cell linking to an application or content for an application. The method also can include displaying the grid in the user interface in the handheld device and receiving an event directing a zooming operation on the grid. Finally, the method can include performing the zooming operation on the grid responsive to the event directing a zooming operation. Optionally, the method also can include receiving an event directing a panning operation on the grid performing the panning operation on the grid responsive to the event directing a panning operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Muller
  • Patent number: 9747634
    Abstract: A method includes displaying, by a display screen, a front view of a card for sale. The front view includes a front plan view in which a front surface of the card appears to be parallel with a front surface of the screen. The card is portrayed on the screen as rotating oscillatorily while remaining less than 90 degrees from the front plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Minted, LLC
    Inventors: Namrata Patel, Sean Belling, Erica Meade, Wesley Tanaka, Adrian Bravo, Mariam B Naficy
  • Patent number: 9741164
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) map display system displays a 3D map on which a ground surface and a feature are represented three-dimensionally. The 3D map display system includes (a) a map database for storing map data representing a 3D shape of the ground surface and the feature, (b) a first drawing unit for drawing the ground surface and the feature by executing depth determination by referring to the map database, and (c) a second drawing unit for drawing a target feature, which is a feature in which at least a part thereof is hidden by a ground surface or other features in the drawing by the first drawing unit, by overwriting the target feature on a drawing result by the first drawing unit by using the map data without executing depth determination with respect to the drawing result by the first drawing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Geo Technical Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyonari Kishikawa, Eiji Teshima, Masatoshi Aramaki, Masashi Uchinoumi, Masaru Nakagami, Tatsuya Azakami, Tatsurou Yonekura
  • Patent number: 9729864
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods and systems for warning a user of a head mounted display that the user approaches an edge of field of view of a camera or one or more tangible obstacles. The warning includes presenting audio and/or displayable messages to the user, or moving the display(s) of the head mounted displays away of the user's eyes. The determination that the user approaches the edge of scene or a tangible obstacle is made by dynamically tracking motions of the users through analysis of images and/or depth data obtained from image sensor(s) and/or depth sensor(s) secured to either the head mounted display, arranged outside of the scene and not secured to the head mounted display, or a combination of both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Roger Stafford
  • Patent number: 9729847
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to determining transmit formats and receive formats for a 3D video communication service. Sets of available 3D video communication transmit formats are received. Each set is associated with a client device. Sets of available 3D video communication receive formats are received. Each set is associated with one of the client devices. One format for transmission of 3D video communication from the at least one client device to the other client devices is determined for at least one of the client devices. The one format is a member of both the set of available 3D video communication transmit formats associated with the at least one client device and the received available 3D video communication receive formats associated with other client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Beatriz Grafulla-González, Ivana Girdzijauskas
  • Patent number: 9710815
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing and reporting information and data, such as business information, and more particularly, to systems, software, hardware, products, and processes for use by businesses, individuals and other organizations to collect, process, distribute, analyze and visualize information, including, but not limited to, business intelligence, data visualization, data warehousing, and data mining. Real-time monitoring of web site interactions allows users to modify and fine-tune their websites to maximize value realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: James W. MacIntyre, David Scherer, David Alan Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 9710573
    Abstract: A system is provided that includes computer-readable storage configured to store non-destructive testing inspection data relating to a portion of an object that has been inspected. Further, a processor presents a model associated with the object, associates the inspection data with the related portion of the object; and presents an indication of availability of the inspection data on a portion of the presented model. The portion of the presented model relates to the portion of the object associated with the inspection data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jason Howard Messinger, Charles Burton Theurer, Thomas Eldred Lambdin, Michael Christopher Domke, Sekhar Soorianarayanan, Scott Leo Sbihli
  • Patent number: 9704187
    Abstract: Computer based systems and methods allow collaborative shopping for and/or designing of (e.g., customization) consumer products, such as articles of footwear, apparel, athletic equipment, etc., by plural users using different computing devices. The users' computing devices may be in communication with one another in various manners, such as over networked connections (e.g., a local area network (LAN), a wide area network (WAN), an internet connection, etc.); via peer-to-peer communications; through a common server or combination of servers that establish a communications link; etc.). The various parties may participate in an on-line or other computer communicative session to create and buy customized products. Additionally, user interfaces for providing these collaborative sessions are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger D. Chen, Timmy L. Pacholke, Stacey J. Pool, Michael J. Wood
  • Patent number: 9700794
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, computer-readable storage medium having computer instructions to receive from a media processor one or more scaling characteristics of a three-dimensional (3D) image, present a user interface (UI) for controlling a presentation of the 3D image at a presentation device communicatively coupled to the media processor, wherein the UI is adapted to the scaling characteristics of the 3D image, detect a manipulation of the UI, and transmit to the media processor instructions for adapting the presentation of the 3D image at the presentation device according to the detected manipulation of the UI. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Lee Friedman
  • Patent number: 9697581
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image storage unit, a conversion unit, and an output unit. The image storage unit stores therein multiple images with different viewpoint positions. The conversion unit converts each of the images stored in the image storage unit to each of images to be imaged by imaging devices that are arranged such that respective optical axes pass through a dynamically set position in a target object. The output unit outputs the images converted by the conversion unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9671868
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for analyzing the movement of an object. The system is comprised of a sensor that is coupled to a processor that is configured to generate a volume that corresponds to a predefined area and the location of the object. The sensor detects the movement of the object and determines if the object's movement is within the volume. If the movement is within the volume, then an information channel is created between the volume and the user defined algorithm. The movement is then compared with the requirements of the user defined algorithm and accepted if the movement meets the requirements. Otherwise, the object's movement is discarded if the movement is not within the volume or does not meet the requirements of the user defined algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Amit Nishikant Kawalkar
  • Patent number: 9639587
    Abstract: A system and method are described herein that provide for visualizing business objects stored in a backend system in database model views for display as nodes in a user interface. Business objects are retrieved from the backend system, with metadata from the business objects being customized and sorted into a plurality of node types. Each business object may be displayed in a user interface as a node along with other nodes generated from the database model views. The nodes represented by the business objects may be connected by edges that provide for an interconnection between each of the nodes. The edges may be customized by providing directional components to the edges to demonstrate the relationship between the displayed nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Florian Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9619926
    Abstract: A method for generating a 3D representation of a user interface in a vehicle, in which a scene, in particular a moving scene, containing at least one 3D object is rendered by a computing device inside the vehicle in order to determine the 3D representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: André Ebner, Mathias Halliger, Stefan Roedlmeier
  • Patent number: 9619124
    Abstract: Described herein are frameworks, devices and methods configured for enabling display for facility information and content, in some cases via touch/gesture controlled interfaces. Embodiments of the invention have been particularly developed for allowing an operator to conveniently access a wide range of information relating to a facility via, for example, one or more wall mounted displays. While some embodiments will be described herein with particular reference to that application, it will be appreciated that the invention is not limited to such a field of use, and is applicable in broader contexts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Morrison, Graeme Laycock, Yi-Chang Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9607422
    Abstract: A method for simulating a physical object includes receiving user input to move a vertex of a simulated surface from a first location to a second location that is across an edge of the surface. The method also includes generating a visual display that is configured to inform the user that the movement of a vertex to the second location across an edge of the surface is unpermitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: MSC.Software Corporation
    Inventor: James Harvey Leedom
  • Patent number: 9600544
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and computer program products are provided for displaying search results and other points of interest located on multiple floors or levels in a multi-level map. A method may include receiving an input indicating a search criteria. Further, the method may include determining at least one search result position related to the search criteria, and determining a relationship between the at least one search result position and a multi-level map. In addition, the method may further comprise causing, based at least in part on the relationship, a level of the map and the at least one search result position to be displayed as a search result position indicator, wherein the displayed search result position indicator may be presented in a different manners based at least in part on what level the search result position is located. Corresponding apparatuses and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Carl Snellman, Peter L. Mikelsons, Ville Karaila, Amol Khadilkar, Cynthia Y. Kuo, Kenneth Tracton
  • Patent number: 9583074
    Abstract: A system, computer-implemented method and computer-readable medium for labeling an image. A two-dimensional street-level image and a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the image's content are received. Data representing a label to annotate at least a portion of a building in the two dimensional image is also received. A determination is made using the three dimensional mode as to where position the label for presentation within the two-dimensional model such that the label does not obscure presentation of the building in the two-dimensional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Chau
  • Patent number: 9555328
    Abstract: A method is provided for creating or evolving a virtual environment with a computer system. Steps of the method include: forming a plurality of layers of data, including a first layer and a second layer, each layer including a plurality of cells containing data corresponding to a variable; operating on the data from the cells in the first layer with a function to yield target data; distributing the target data to corresponding cells in the second layer; and altering the data in at least one of the plurality of cells in each layer according to a rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Daybreak Game Company LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Young, Jr., Raph Koster, Stone Perales, Alexander Raine
  • Patent number: 9536354
    Abstract: Methods and devices for initiating a search of an object are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes receiving sensor data from a sensor on a wearable computing device and, based on the sensor data, detecting a movement that defines an outline of an area in the sensor data. The method further includes identifying an object that is located in the area and initiating a search on the object. In another embodiment, a server is disclosed that includes an interface configured to receive sensor data from a sensor on a wearable computing device, at least one processor, and data storage comprising instructions executable by the at least one processor to detect, based on the sensor data, a movement that defines an outline of an area in the sensor data, identify an object that is located in the area, and initiate a search on the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Irfan Essa
  • Patent number: 9530227
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods for constructing dynamic relationships between data for presentation on a display are provided. The data is obtained from one or more data sources and managed as a plurality of nodes. The nodes increase or decrease in number over time. One method includes setting a point of view from one of the nodes of the plurality of nodes, and the setting of the point of view acting to order certain ones of the plurality of nodes to produce a representation from the point of view. The method generates visual data that illustrates the representation of the plurality of nodes from the set point of view and provides the visual data for rendering on a display of a device. Certain ones of the nodes contain unique identity data for individuals, and the nodes are associated with other nodes based on relationships between the individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Rocky Harry W. Nevin, III
  • Patent number: 9507502
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a technique is provided for manipulating an object of a multidimensional (e.g., 2-D, 3-D, etc.) model within a modeling environment using a special placement dashboard. The placement dashboard operates as both as a control interface for manipulating the object in multidimensional space, and as a measurement interface for displaying measurements related to the manipulated object. While serving this dual role, the placement dashboard may selectively limit displayed interface elements, and limit manipulations that may be performed on the manipulated object based on the type of the manipulated object itself, and based on its interaction with one or more other objects of the multidimensional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Bentley Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: David L. Fox-Rabinovitz, Alexander Lukyanov
  • Patent number: 9501792
    Abstract: A system and method for a graphical user interface including a multimedia container. The method includes accessing, within a mobile device, a first data store corresponding to a multimedia container and accessing a second data store. The multimedia container comprises a first object and the multimedia container is operable to comprise one or more applications, widgets, and pieces of content. The second data store comprises data corresponding to a first electronic book. The method further includes displaying a first image corresponding to the first object, where the first image comprises a first book cover image corresponding to the first electronic book. The first image further comprises a first statistic corresponding to the first electronic book and the first statistic is related to access of the first electronic book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO, INC.
    Inventors: James Wu, Robin Bennett, Tony O'Donoghue, Daniel Hill
  • Patent number: 9488992
    Abstract: The invention is a system for selecting and previewing a configuration for a wall module before a download of the configuration to the wall module. The configuration may be selected from a set of standard applications or it may be a customized standard application. The configuration may instead be a new application. The configuration may be changed, such as screen segment selection, during a preview of it. A memory usage meter may indicate how much memory is used relative to the amount available in the wall module for the configuration. Also the system may have an autobind to a controller feature for time parameters. New application or customized standard application configurations may be saved to a library for future use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Laberge, Ankur Jhawar, Siddharth Ghule, Gary Paul Kasper, William Bray
  • Patent number: 9471195
    Abstract: Computerized methods and systems for three-dimensional (3-D) displaying and navigating of search results are provided. In embodiments, a criterion may be received from a user of a publication system. A database associated with the publication system may be searched based on the criterion. Search results retrieved from the database may be displayed on at least one side of a 3-D interface object. At least one control may be displayed proximate to the three 3-D interface object. The control may be used to navigate the 3-D interface object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Satish Kumar Nankani
  • Patent number: 9420253
    Abstract: A novel system and method of presenting realistic designs of physical objects in real spaces employing stereoscopic-3D (three-dimensional) photographic images. The method visually integrates images of objects with images of customer-specified interior or exterior spaces using software to manage the process in 3D space, yielding stereoscopic-3D photographic images of design decisions. The system includes: stereoscopic-3D images, some of which are omnidirectional; software, a computing system and display for viewing and combining multiple stereoscopic-3D images; and a data management system for maintaining and creating appropriate customer-specified views of vendor goods available for integration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Image Masters, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert G. Baker
  • Patent number: 9374087
    Abstract: A virtual world processing apparatus and method. Information on sensor capability is converted to binary data and then transmitted, or converted to eXtensible Markup Language (XML) data, or the XML data is further converted to binary data and then transmitted. Accordingly, data transmission rate may be increased and a low bandwidth may be used. In a data-receiving adaptation real world to virtual world (RV) engine, complexity of the adaptation RV engine may be reduced by omitting an XML parser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Joon Han, Seung Ju Han, Won Chul Bang, Do Kyoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9352231
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, computer-readable storage medium having computer instructions to receive from a media processor one or more scaling characteristics of a three-dimensional (3D) image, present a user interface (UI) for controlling a presentation of the 3D image at a presentation device communicatively coupled to the media processor, wherein the UI is adapted to the scaling characteristics of the 3D image, detect a manipulation of the UI, and transmit to the media processor instructions for adapting the presentation of the 3D image at the presentation device according to the detected manipulation of the UI. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, LP
    Inventor: Lee Friedman