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Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: D792525

Three-dimensional object sculpting and deformation on a mobile device

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710156
There are provided systems and methods for three-dimensional object sculpting and deformation on a mobile device. The system including a display, a memory storing a sculpting software application, and a processor configured to execute the sculpting software application to present an object to the user on the display, receive a first user input from the user for deforming the object, deform the object based on the first user input to generate a deformed object, receive a second user input…

Techniques for processing image data generated from three-dimensional graphic models

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710951
Techniques are disclosed for creating animated video frames which include both computer generated elements and hand drawn elements. For example, a software tool may allows an artist to draw line work (or supply other 2D image data) to composite with an animation frame rendered from a three dimensional (3D) graphical model of an object. The software tool may be configured to determine how to animate such 2D image data provided for one frame in order to appear in subsequent (or prior)…

Capturing and stylizing hair for 3D fabrication

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710965
A process, computer program product, and apparatus provide color and shape stylization for a captured hairstyle. The process, computer program product, and apparatus receive a plurality of images of a hairstyle in an n dimensional space at a plurality of different angles. Further, the process, computer program product, and apparatus generate a mesh surface in an n?1 dimensional space. In addition, the process, computer program product, and apparatus combine color data from the plurality…

Tracked automultiscopic 3D tabletop display

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9712810
An apparatus for displaying three dimensional (3D) images to a viewer without the need for 3D glasses. The apparatus includes a display element with a lenticular display surface that is supported to be horizontal and face upward into a viewing space. The apparatus includes a location tracking element tracking a location of a viewer in the viewing space relative to the lenticular display surface. The apparatus includes a display controller generating reprojected content for operating the…

Authenticating users across applications and devices using biometric authentication or wearable devices

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9700799
Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising authenticating a user on a first device by at least one of a biometric identifier of the user and a wearable device of the user, identifying a first application associated with the user, receiving, by the first device, the first application, receiving, by the first device, state information of the first application, wherein the state information reflects a previous interaction of the user with the first…

System and method for automated fantasy drafting

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9700805
A system and method for automated fantasy drafting are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving one or more user-defined rules with respect to a list of players, wherein each player on the list is associated with one or more characteristics from a set of predefined characteristics and wherein at least one of the user-defined rules specifies a particular characteristic and selecting a player from the list of players satisfying the one or more user-defined rules.

Modular design of complex tensegrity structures

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9703897
There is provided a tensegrity design system and a method for use in designing a complex tensegrity structure. In one implementation, such a method includes providing virtual building blocks selectable by a user for assembly of a desired tensegrity structure, receive user-selected building blocks from among the plurality of virtual building blocks from the user, and identifying connections among the user-selected building blocks based on user inputs to the tensegrity design system. The…

Stable spaces for rendering character garments in real-time

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9704288
Techniques are disclosed for providing a learning-based clothing model that enables the simultaneous animation of multiple detailed garments in real-time. A simple conditional model learns and preserves key dynamic properties of cloth motions and folding details. Such a conditional model may be generated for each garment worn by a given character. Once generated, the conditional model may be used to determine complex body/cloth interactions in order to render the character and garment…

Interactive three dimensional displays on handheld devices

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9704299
Techniques are disclosed for rendering an anamorphic projection of 3D scene geometry on a handled device using a correct asymmetric perspective geometry projection. Once pose of the handheld device is determined, a relative eye position may be inferred when the device is tilted away from an initial or default pose, based on data supplied by accelerometers. Thus, embodiments of the invention result in a holographic style display without the need for glasses or external sensing…

Managing a theme of a virtual space based on characters made accessible responsive to corresponding tokens being detected

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9704336
Objectives, an environment, and/or a theme associated with a virtual space may be managed based on characters made accessible responsive to corresponding tokens being detected. Tokens, including a first token associated with a first character or a second token associated with a second character, may be detected based on signals received from one or more token readers. The first character may be made accessible in the virtual space responsive to the first token being detected and the…

Storytelling environment: distributed immersive audio soundscape

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9704491
Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for outputting an audio effect on a remote device are disclosed. Embodiments select a device from a plurality of devices within a physical environment for use in outputting an audio effect. Upon determining that transmitting the audio effect as uncompressed data to the selected device would violate a predefined performance criteria, the audio effect is modified by determining, for each of a plurality of portions of the audio effect, a…

Importing audio to affect gameplay experience

Granted: July 4, 2017
Patent Number: 9694282
Techniques are described for altering the gameplay of a computer game based on imported audio content. Embodiments of the invention receive a selection of external audio content to import into a computer game. Embodiments import the selected audio content into the computer game. One or more acoustic characteristics of the imported audio content are then determined by analyzing the imported audio content. Embodiments of the invention then affect one or more graphical elements of the…

3D graphic insertion for live action stereoscopic video

Granted: July 4, 2017
Patent Number: 9699438
Systems and methods for the insertion of graphics into stereoscopic live action 3D video using image models taking into account positional data from the stereoscopic camera rig.

Making physical objects appear to be moving from the physical world into the virtual world

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9690373
Embodiments provide a system that includes a first interactive device and control logic configured to perform an operation. The operation includes receiving historical data describing historical interactions between a user and one or more interactive devices. Additionally, the operation includes configuring the first interactive device with one or more interactive events. Each interactive event includes a respective (i) stimulus event and (ii) an action to perform responsive to an…

Detailed spatio-temporal reconstruction of eyelids

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9691165
Methods and systems of reconstructing an eyelid are provided. A method of reconstructing an eyelid includes obtaining one or more images of the eyelid, generating one or more image input data for the one or more images of the eyelid, generating one or more reconstruction data for the one or more images of the eyelid, and reconstructing a spatio-temporal digital representation of the eyelid using the one or more input image data and the one or more reconstruction data.

System and method for rendering in accordance with location of virtual objects in real-time

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9691173
There is provided a system and method for rendering in accordance with location of virtual objects in real-time. There is provided a method for persistent association of a graphic overlay with a virtual object in a displayable environment, comprising receiving a first three-dimensional coordinate of the virtual object in the displayable environment, determining a three-dimensional coordinate of the graphic overlay in accordance with the first three-dimensional coordinate of the virtual…

Infrared imaging projection

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9692988
The subject matter disclosed herein involves systems, methods, apparatuses or devices related to infrared imaging or infrared imaging projection.

Color display and projection system

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9693048
A process and apparatus provide high speed multicomponent imagery from high frame rate binary spatial light modulators. The process and apparatus decompose an image frame into a plurality of subframes such that each subframe in the plurality of subframes corresponds to an image component of the image frame. The process and apparatus sequentially illuminate, with a spatially addressable backlight, each of the subframes displayed on a spatial light modulator segment through a lenslet array…

Camera selection interface for producing a media presentation

Granted: June 20, 2017
Patent Number: 9684435
To generate a media presentation of a live event, a user interface is coupled to at least three cameras that share substantially the same vantage point. One of the cameras (e.g., a context camera) provides a context view of the event that is displayed on a screen of the user interface. The views of the other two cameras are superimposed onto the context view to define sub-portions that are visually demarcated within the context view. Based on user interaction, the user interface can…